Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Celebrating Australia Day Contest

Celebrating Australia Day at Marilyn's Romance Reviews.  Enter  HERE

Monday, January 23, 2012

Meet Author Marie Astor and Giveaway

Meet author Marie Astor and for a chance at a great giveaway at Romance Author Buzz.  Enter, here

Book Description:

ON THE RIM OF LOVE by Marie Astor

Maggie Robin has been dating the irresistibly good-looking, successful Jeffrey Preston for two years. But when Jeffrey proposes marriage a week after Maggie’s college graduation, she is no longer sure if she wants to marry a workaholic TV producer.

Her doubts culminate when during a ski trip to British Columbia, Maggie meets Taylor Denton, a handsome, free-spirited big mountain skier who is the complete opposite of Jeffrey. It does not take Maggie long to realize that she has fallen in love with Taylor and she decides to break off her engagement with Jeffrey. But just when she thinks she has found the love of her life, an ill-fated misunderstanding tears Maggie and Taylor apart.

A week later, Maggie is told that Taylor has died in a tragic ski accident; yet, her heart refuses to believe in Taylor’s death. When Maggie returns to Taylor’s native town, she learns that Taylor is indeed alive, but has been seriously injured. Resolved to bring her lover back to life Maggie stands by Taylor’s side, convincing him to embrace life again.

MARIE ASTOR would like to offer a Valentine Contest.  To be considered for this contest, follow Marie on  her FB page…  and interact with her.....comment on her interview.  Come back here and post your comments and email address.  Marie and her Publicist will choose and contact the winner.   Contest will end February 14th at midnight PST.  Comments and emails nbeed to be left at Romance Author Buzz NOT here.  Thanks.

Valentine’s giveaway for the following prize:

• ON THE RIM OF LOVE (Kindle Coupon)

•Her next book, DANCE ME TO THE STARS (Kindle Coupon)

• Custom Jewelry piece

Q&A and US Giveaway with Robyn Carr

Stop by Romance Author Buzz.  Great Q&A with author Robyn Carr, for US residnts only

Enter, here

Book Description:

Sick of running into her cheery ex-husband and his new wife, Leslie Petruso accepts a job at the Virgin River branch of Haggerty Construction and takes the high road right out of town. Now she’s got Paul Haggerty’s business running like a well-oiled machine. In fact, things are so busy Paul jumps at the chance to hire an extra set of hands.

Just like Leslie, Conner Danson has been burned by love. But Leslie was disappointed by her relationship going bad, Conner was decimated. He’s got no time for woman...although he spends an awful lot of time pretending not to notice Leslie. And she’s pretty busy “ignoring” the chemistry between them.

According to Conner and Leslie, they have only one thing in common—they’re done with love. But everyone in Virgin River can see that things are heating up at Haggerty Construction. And as far as Paul Haggerty can tell, the best thing he can do is hang on to his hard hat and watch the sparks fly!

Networking-Deadline Style

(blog cross-posted from Intrigue Authors blog)

Hey, gang--I'm scheduled to blog today. But since the deadline on my next Precinct: Task Force book got moved up, the deadline is also TODAY! So forgive me if you've seen this blog post on my Facebook page, but I'm recycling (saving my fingers and brain cells to type the end of this book and get it out!)

Last weekend we had a retreat for my local writers' group, the Prairieland Romance Writers ( I had some writing time, some fun time, but mostly it was about networking.

At any rate, have a little fun with this list and see if it gives you any insight into how a writer's mind works. ...

This year the Prairieland Romance Writers is celebrating its 20th anniversary! (And none of us have aged a day) As a fun way to commemorate the event, we're going to post a list each month. Some will be silly, others more serious. But they'll give you an idea of the depth and variety of talent within our writers organization. Enjoy!

20 Topics Discussed at the PRW 2012 Annual Retreat:

1. Book Reviews--the Good, the Bad and the Huh?
2. Stealing copper pipes
3. Social networking--how to do it, various platforms, what readers want when
interacting with authors, and where to get the best return for the investment
of time and energy involved.
4. Swearing and/or throwing things as a stress reliever
5. Roundtable topics for PRW meetings throughout 2012
6. Need to update PRW's Policy & Procedure Manual
7. How to celebrate PRW's 20th anniversary
8. Incredible announcements
9. Monthly goals
10. Writing plans and career road maps
11. Candy corn pumpkins
12. Unique pizza rolls
13. Longest and shortest rejection times for proposal or manuscript submissions
14. What makes us feel successful as a writer (and it's not the same for every
15. Our favorite wine
16. Our favorite chocolate
17. Rapid changes in the publishing market
18. Our kids, spouses and parents
19.Time management (productivity tips and tricks that work--or don't)
20. The benefits of networking at the annual retreat

So what's an interesting/fun discussion you've had recently? What did you learn from it? Or was it just about sharing time with a friend or loved one? I'll give away a copy of my current release, ICE LAKE, to a lucky poster who leaves a comment or ask a question.

Julie Miller

NANNY 911-Dec 2011
ICE LAKE-(Anthology w/ BJ Daniels & Delores Fossen) Jan 2012

ALWAYS FAITHFUL--ebook release Jan 2012
New Book GiveAway this month at

Friday, January 20, 2012

Robyn Grady Valentines Day Conest

My friend and author Robyn Grady is having a great Valentines Contest.
Stop over to her website contest page for a chance to comment and win the following:

Valentine's Day is coming soon!  To be in the draw for my
Valentine's Day Contest, simply tell me:

Who would be your perfect Valentine and why.  (Don't feel guilty if it's not your husband/boyfriend!)

The winner will receive a gorgeous floral arrangement and bottle of champagne, plus a copy of Rachel Bailey's February Desire What Happens in Charleston...and Amy Andrews debut February Riva/Sexy/Present Extra Innocent Until Proven Otherwise

Send your entries to

Contest closes Valentine's Day Eve at midnight.

Meet Kylie Newell / International Contest

Meet Kaylie Newell at Romance Author Buzz, hear about her new book and enter her contest.

Book Description - A Death That Lingers by Kaylie Newell

A wife leaves her abusive husband, but soon realizes nothing will keep him away. Not even death.

Josie Collins is the wife of a world famous rock star and the envy of nearly every woman in the country. But the horrific truth is her husband wants nothing more than to see her dead.

Josie finally summons the courage to leave her famous, abusive husband and returns to her hometown among the winter wheat of Kansas. When her husband is killed in a fiery car accident while on his way to find her, she thinks she has escaped him at last, but she’s wrong. It quickly becomes clear that even in death he has no intention of letting her go.

As Josie develops a rapport with sexy police chief, Paul Stark, trouble begins to brew. There’s something special about the tall, mysterious officer with the long jagged scar down his face. But Josie soon learns that he’s haunted by a nightmarish past.
Sparks fly in their small, Midwestern town, and as their attraction grows, so does a dead husband’s fury. In order to smother this dark, sinister spirit, and perhaps find true and lasting happiness with each other, the living must learn to let go, give in, and leave their ghosts in the past.

(Content Warning: Contains sensual sex and some explicit language; Genre(s): Romantic Suspense/Paranormal)

Meet Author Dana Marton / Giveaway

Meet Harlequin Intrigue author, Dana Marton as she talks about her latest release.  Stop by for a chance to win her book at Romance Author Buzz.

Book Description

Special Ops soldier Mitch Mendoza is sent to South America on a delicate mission to rescue a U.S. Governor’s son from a nefarious drug lord. He is on his way back with the kid when he bumps into a lost American tourist in the jungle, the only survivor of a bandit attack, supposedly. Little does he know that nothing about Megan Cassidy as it seems. Soon she's a major threat not only to his mission, but to his heart as well, as their story unfolds in this action-packed thriller.

Meet Aurhor Alexis Harrington and Amazon Gift Card (International)

Hoping you'll stop by Romance Author Buzz for a chance to meet Alexis Harrington, hear about her latest release and for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.  Contest is international

Contest Romancing the Desert Sheikh Books

Stop by Romance th'se Desert to ready about Abby Green's Secret of the Osssssssssssss+asis.  Contest is international and ends January 31st.

Back Blurb:

Shocking secrets of the sands!

When she gave herself to Sheikh Salman in Paris five years ago, Jamilah Moreau fantasized about wedding dresses and happy endings. But Salman was driven by desire, not diamond solitaires.…

Now, sheikh of a desert kingdom, Salman can have anything he wants—and, as Jamilah discovers when he spirits her off to a desert oasis, it's still her! However, time has wrought changes, and their lovemaking is no longer enough. Something happened back in Paris that had everlasting consequences for both of them.…

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Interview with Harriet Schultz and International EBook Giveaway

Interview with author Harriet Schultz and International EBook giveaway at
Romance Author Buzz.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Contest Alert: Jan 2012 Contest from Savannah Chase

Happy New Year..Hope the first day of 2012 is going great so far...

January 2012 is here….Time for a new contest. This month’s bookmark is as pictured above. The rules are as before. All you have to do is comment on this post that you want to be included into the contest and that is it.

If you are reading the contest posts somewhere other than my official site then head over to comment to enter.

The contest will run from January 1, 2012 to January 31, 2012

On February 1, 2012 the winner will be announced and the next contest will start for a brand new bookmark. I really do hope you like these bookmarks…