Monday, January 31, 2011

FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies by Cynthia Eden

Yes, we have 3 sets to give away and each set contains the upcoming releases of Cynthia Eden in the Deadly Series: Deadly Heat (Feb) and Deadly Lies (March)! Awesome, isn't it?

Book 2: Deadly Heat

She wants revenge . . .

Six months after her lover died in an arsonist's blaze, firefighter Lora Spade calls in the FBI's elite Serial Services Division to track the elusive killer. When Special Agent Kenton Lake is lured into a violent inferno, Lora pulls him to safety and is stunned - not by the fire, but by her own searing attraction to Kent. For the first time in months, she longs for something other than vengeance.

He wants her . . .

Kenton's interest in Lora should be purely professional. But one fleeting kiss and he can't get her out of his mind. Her combination of strength and vulnerability makes him want to protect her, and that means solving this case - and fast. For even the passion igniting between them can't hide a terrifying truth: Lora is the next target in a murderer's sadistic, fiery game.

A vicious killer wants only . . . DEADLY HEAT

Book 3: Deadly Lies

She wants to hide the past

FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn't fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger.

He needs to uncover the truth

One night isn't enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn. When they meet again, their attraction is undeniable-until his stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes that Samantha isn't who she seems. But they must trust each other to trap a ring of bloodthirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real.

As a merciless criminal spins a web of . . .DEADLY LIES

Book 1, DEADLY FEAR, is now available at Amazon!

Check out more of Cynthia Eden's books at:


Hachette very kindly offers up 3 sets for giveaways! US/Canada only. No P.O. Boxes, please.

Note: Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the title in the mail.


1. Be a follower! (GFC, Facebook, Twitter, TRR review site)

2. Leave a question or a comment for Cynthia, who will be dropping by the blog! You must then submit your email address here to enter the contest.

CONTEST ENDS:  February 8, 1159 pm EST


Winners will be selected randomly by the system. Good luck!

Friday, January 28, 2011

GIVEAWAY: When a Mullo Loves a Woman by JoAnne Kenrick

She thought the mullo was just a myth--she was dead wrong.

Adam Flint's Gypsy visions always guide him to those who need his paranormal gifts. He gets more than he bargained for in Pearl Kizzy, a beautiful spitfire from Liverpool. Adam knows that to save Pearl, he must help her accept her own Gypsy heritage.

Although Adam and Pearl fight their burning attraction for one another, a night of passion sparks memories of their treacherous former lives. Unable to face the loss of Pearl in this century, Adam scrambles for distance from the love of his life. A rejected Pearl falls into the arms of a Mullo--a gypsy vampire--who lays claim to her heart--and her life.

To survive, Adam and Pearl must accept their tragic past, and find a way to kill the undead.

Contest ends January 31. Click here to enter.

For other ongoing contests, click here.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

GIVEAWAY: The Dimensional Shift by Frances Pauli

Chloe came to the Three Lakes area for the peace and quiet. She happily abandoned the world of retail management, suits and promotions to work as a hotel maid catering to the local tourists. Until Andrew Paige showed up--a suit of the worst kind, the kind that makes her knees tremble.

When Andrew offers her a job at his hotel, Chloe is hell bent on resisting, but the Dimensional Shift is no ordinary hotel, and Chloe is immediately tossed into the world of inter-dimensional tourists, their odd accommodations, and a string of thefts that threaten to ruin her chances at romance.

While learning the ropes, dealing with the Shift's unusual guests, and trying to determine if the boss' interest in her is strictly professional, Chloe uncovers a plot to steal the hotel's dimensional keys. With the help of the town gossip, her alien abductee neighbor, and her new invisible best friend, Chloe confronts an inter-dimensional crime ring and a host of complications that make romancing the boss look like the least of her troubles.

Contest ends January 28. Click here to enter.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Excuse Me, Miss by Phillip Duck Thomas

"Fidelity anthropologist", sexy decoy to most, Victoria Frost will discover the answers you seek…

The night it all begins to change for Victoria Frost is no different than usual. She spends it seducing another woman's husband. Handsome, charming, intelligent, any woman would be attracted to Benjamin Kingston. Victoria eases up beside him and lingers there like too much perfume. And that quickly, for him, his wife is forgotten. The ensuing conversation is an erotically-charged game of cat and mouse. Where will it lead?

In EXCUSE ME, MISS hurtling events and richly drawn characters collide in a sexy story of betrayal, the desire for loyalty, and the consequences of unfaithfulness. One woman's determination to uncover the truth for badly broken wives instead unleashes a host of personal dilemmas, and in the end the truths she discovers are mostly about herself.

Contest ends January 27, 2011. Click here to enter.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

GIVEAWAY: One Quick Kiss by Phillip Thomas Duck

A collection of short stories about sex, love, and every emotion in between. From the light and whimsical, to the highly charged and erotic, this collection offers something for everyone who has ever been under the intoxicating spell of a relationship and desirous of…ONE QUICK KISS.

On the eve of her wedding anniversary the wife in COTTON COMES TO NINA has but one wish for a present. She wishes the calendar would simply skip the date. But how does she explain this to her eager husband?

Boxing is known as the Sweet Science. A brutal sport that requires the extreme sacrifice and commitment of its combatants. Rule number one: no sex before a big fight. For the two lovers at the heart of G.O.A.T., getting beyond rule number one might be as difficult as the coming fight itself.

The wife is the last to know. Discovering that her husband has been unfaithful is surely a terrible shock for the devoted wife and mother of IN THE DARK. But an even greater shock than that is still to come.

I am my brother's keeper. So many things come to mind with thoughts of brotherhood. Camaraderie, fellowship, looking out for the wellbeing of another. The brother in FLIMSY AND RAGGEDY wonders if lusting after his brother's girlfriend can be added to the list.

This collection also includes an excerpt from the romantic suspense novella, EXCUSE ME MISS and its forthcoming follow-up, MODESTY.

Contest ends January 27, 2011. Click here to enter.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt

Their lives were perfect . . .

Lady Hero Batten,the beautiful sister of the Duke of Wakefield, has everything a woman could want, including the perfect fiancé. True, the Marquis of Mandeville is a trifle dull and has no sense of humor, but that doesn't bother Hero. Until she meets his notorious brother . . .

Until they met each other.

Griffin Remmington, Lord Reading, is far from perfect - and he likes it thatway. How he spends his days is a mystery, but all of London knows he engages in the worst sorts of drunken revelry at night. Hero takes an instant dislike to him, and Griffin thinks that Hero, with her charities and faultless manners, is much too impeccable for society, let alone his brother. Yet their near-constant battle of wits soon sparks desire - desire that causes their carefully constructed worlds to come tumbling down. As Hero's wedding nears, and Griffin's enemies lay plans to end their dreams forever, can two imperfect people find perfect true love?

NOTORIOUS PLEASURES is book 2 of the Maiden Lane series.

5 star reviews for WICKED INTENTIONS (book 1):

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Hachette very kindly offers up 3 copies for giveaways! US/Canada only. No P.O. Boxes, please.


Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the title in the mail. 


1. Be a follower! (GFC, Facebook, Twitter, TRR review site)
2. Leave a question or a comment for Elizabeth, who will be dropping by the blog! You must then submit your email address here to enter the contest.

CONTEST ENDS:  January 31, 1159 pm EST


Winners will be selected randomly by the system. Good luck!

GIVEAWAY: Forbidden and Once Bitten by Hope Welsh


Sarah was disfigured by a fire while saving the life of a child, while the vampire, Devlin, watched helplessly. Through dreams, he has spent months coming to her, loving and making love to her. Finally, he comes to her in the night and tells her he can give her back her beauty--by making her a vampire--even though it's forbidden.


In "Once Bitten", Hailey has just broken up with "The Jerk" and is finding her way again as a newly single woman. While out with a friend in a bar, she wants to just go curl up with an episode of Stargate. Instead of the cab she'd thought to take home, she's offered a ride by a gorgeous man--and doesn't refuse when he tells her he's a cop with the local police department. What could be safer?

Bennett has wanted her for years--since they were high school together. Now, ONCE BITTEN, he knows he wants her forever--but will the Vampire Hunters allow them their happiness, or will the danger drive them apart?

Contest ends January 19, 2011. Click here to enter.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

WINNERS: Tempted by Fate by Kate Perry

Here are the winners:

DL Thomas


Send me your name and mailing address at carole @ . Please note that each household is only entitled to win one copy.

Coming up soon: Winners for the Romantic Holiday Giveaway

Friday, January 21, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Half Hearts by Sherri Desbois

A promise broken

Losing her family at a young age, and then broken promises from the man she'd loved all her life, Charlie McCarty rarely allows anyone to get close to her. Resolved to live her life without love and determined to become a top-notch Veterinarian, she begins her residency in Redfield. Fate, however, has a way of stepping in to change even the most obstinate set plans and forces Charlie to face her past, push the boundaries of her control and her heart to the brink of destruction.

A passion fueled desire

It started out as a celebration, a chance for Charlie to let her hair down and just let go of her firm control for just one evening, but meeting a sexy as hell cowboy—and his familiar best friend—ambush everything. With relentless determination, both cowboys set out to show her that she is everything they want to complete their lives. Charlie begins to dream, once again, for the future she thought lost to her years ago.

A Journey of the Heart

When a terrifying figure from the past steps into their fragile romance, is their love enough to overcome the horror about to be unleashed or will it leave them with hearts broken in half?

Contest ends January 21, 2011. Click here to enter.

GIVEAWAY: No Turning Back by Kaylea Cross

CIA communications expert Samarra Wallace is on the run from a faceless enemy when she learns terrorists have kidnapped and threatened to execute her cousin. She will do whatever it takes to free her, including breaking cover to contact the former teammate she is dangerously attracted to. Now all she has to do is convince him she's not working for the bad guys.

Ex-Army Ranger Ben Sinclair isn't sure he can trust Sam, but he can't turn her away. Lives are at stake and she may be the only way to capture the terrorist mastermind his team is hunting. Despite his reservations, he finds himself falling for her. But when Sam's innocence is questioned again during a botched operation in the remote mountains of Afghanistan, the team pays a terrible price for trusting her. In the wake of that staggering betrayal Ben must decide if she's the innocent woman he fell in love with, or if she's a traitor who'd set them up to die.

Contest ends January 23, 2011. Click here to enter.

Monday, January 17, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Linked by Hope Welsh

Evil is watching and time is running out. Tara Summers wants an ordinary life--and nothing to do with anything paranormal. She shuns her own paranormal abilities. When her home is broken into, Cole Williams comes to the rescue--and he's much more than he seems. Will they be able to stop the evil or is their joining going to be the cause of the ultimate destruction of humanity?

Contest ends January 31, 2011. Click here to enter.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Cover of Darkness by Kaylea Cross

Targeted by a terrorist cell, Bryn McAllister survives a bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut only to be left to die in a desert cellar. When she is rescued by Navy SEAL Lieutenant Declan McCabe and his team, Bryn must rely on the handsome officer to get her to safety. But just when she thinks the nightmare is over, family friend and legendary CIA operative Luke Hutchinson recruits her and McCabe to help track down the terrorist mastermind responsible for the attack.
With Bryn determined to see the terrorist brought to justice, Dec joins up to protect her, prepared to do whatever it takes to keep her safe during their dangerous mission. Battling the explosive attraction between them, Dec fights to keep his distance from her so he can do his job and keep her alive. But when plans falls apart and Bryn is captured, he must make the agonizing choice between his duty as a SEAL and the life of the woman he loves.
Contest ends January 17, 2011. Click here to enter.

Friday, January 14, 2011

GIVEAWAY: The Relic by Maggie Nash

Finding herself in the wilds of a Penang rainforest wasn't something Magda was exactly happy about. Being there on a mission to recover an ancient relic that threatened world peace certainly had its appeal, but the heat, the bugs and wild animals quickly cancelled out any of the excitement of the chase. Adding to her misery was the arrival on the scene of the last person she ever wanted to cross paths with. Vincent Stone, her rival in the search for the relic, and her ex-lover. The man who'd ripped out her heart and trampled on it had no business being in the same country as her, let alone the same town.

Contest ends January 18, 2011. Click here to enter.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Catch the Fever!!!

Have you all caught it yet? Do so before you're left behind! It's absolutely the "in" thing nowadays, especially with Karen Marie Moning's SHADOWFEVER due for release on January 18, 2011!

Three of TRR's reviewers have certainly caught it, and they're here to share what they love and gush about in this popular series, especially in the 4th installment DREAMFEVER.

The following review is written by 3 passionate reviewers who 'caught the fever' and have no compulsion to search for Tylenol. Please join TRR reviewers, Belinda, Michelle R and Rho, as they share their thoughts on the second to the last book in Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series.

Ok girlies, we have to start by rating DREAMFEVER. Given the number of times I’ve read it and the fact that I think at this point the whole book is highlighted, I’m going with FIVE STARS.

5 stars for me too. I loved this entire series! Every book has gotten better for me than the last.

Without having to even think, hands down the book's a VERY strong five stars. If I could, I'd give it more because it completely blew me away. I'm totally with you, Rho, on each book getting better and better. Just when I think the series has reached perfection, the author releases a new book filled with such amazing twists, turns and my personal favorite, sexual tension that it leaves me speechless. That's what DREAMFEVER did for me. Left me speechless, especially that cliffhanger!!

Who's your favorite character thus far and why?

Let me go first. That's a hard one for me to answer. I love Mac. I love what she's done, how far she's come, and the fact that she's not realized fully who she is. But I think I have to go with Jericho Barrons being my favorite character. He's got questionable ethics, but I think once you've earned his loyalty, there's not much he wouldn't do for you. Who knows what he truly is, but he's sexy, smart, fiercely protective, and he loves Mac. Yeah, I said it. He does. I don't care who doesn't believe it, even if that's him. He. Loves. Her. And that's that! LOL

*sigh* My favorite character is definitely Barrons. There's something about that man that just calls to me, and I know he warns us against it and told us he's not that man but I just KNOW he's not as cold and cynical as he presents himself. There's something more to him, something softer, and I'm with you, Rho, that he loves Mac. That's been one of my favorite parts of this whole Fever experience -- watching him and Mac interact with one another. The tension, the "I'm keeping you at arm’s length, Ms. Lane" but in the next moment "I'll do anything for you, Mac." For me, he has the ultimate bad boy mentality...

Other Reviews:

To celebrate the FEVERfest, we have Darkfever up for grabs! Contest ends January 14, 2011. Click here to enter.

GIVEAWAY: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death-a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone-Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister's killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed-a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae....

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane-an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women-closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book-because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands...

Contest ends January 14, 2011. Click here to enter.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WINNERS - Duchess of Sin

The winners are:
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com



Send me your name and mailing address. Note that each winner is only entitled to win once per household.

Next up, winners for Kate Perry's TEMPTED BY FATE.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Meant for Each Other by DH Starr


Book Interview on January 2011

DH, thanks a lot for taking the time out to answer our questions on MEANT FOR EACH OTHER!

Q: Please tell us what inspired you to write MEANT FOR EACH OTHER?

Hmm. You know. I'm not really sure. I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and have lived in NYC for a quarter of my life. I've been openly gay for over half my life and have been in a few relationships, some of which ended like Jeremy and Andrew and others which ended like Craig and Robert. While writing WRESTLING WITH DESIRE, restricted in the sex scenes I could write since it is a young adult novel, I began playing out different stories in my mind that I could write for an adult audience in the erotic romance genre. Craig and Jeremy kept surfacing in my mind. The idea of kids figuring out they loved each other, then separating and reconnecting years later was appealing to me. So when I began writing MEANT FOR EACH OTHER, I had already been thinking about what their lives were like and what issues they would face.

Q: What insight can you share about Craig and Jeremy so that we could understand them better and sympathize with them?

Craig and Jeremy are both artistic and humane. That's what makes each of them tick. Craig's work is to design images that represent the visions of his clients. It's not about making money for him. He loves the work and his reward comes from the satisfaction of his clients. He's about love and connection, and the further Robert drifts from the man he first met...

Read on.

DH is giving away 3 copies each of MEANT FOR EACH OTHER and WRESTLING WITH DESIRE!

Mechanics of the contest:

You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:

1. Write a comment or question to DH in the comment box on the review site (3 chances to win) from now to January 31;


2. Check out our contest page for the contest of the above books from January 14 onwards to enter your email address (1 chance to win).

The winner will be announced in the comment box on February 3.

Monday, January 10, 2011



Book Interview on January 2011

Thanks for visiting with us today, Annabel. Congratulations on another amazing book! We're so excited to get to ask you more about FORTUNE.

Q: First off, FORTUNE's hero is Doctor Ryan whom we met in DEEP IN THE WOODS. What prompted you to do a spin off book centered around him?

Well, when I first wrote Ryan in DEEP IN THE WOODS, he was just a convenience character. I wanted Dave to have a friend to vent to about Sophie (and someone to share her with) and since Sophie was in medical school, I thought it would be great to have his friend be someone in the medical field. But as I started writing him, I got more and more turned on by him. I really hated when it was time for him to go! Fast forward to a couple months later. A girlfriend of mine got involved with a guy who was really into both shibari and origami. It piqued my interest and I started trying to come up with a story for a male character who was into shibari, and really good with his hands. And then it hit me -- a surgeon would be really good with his hands! This story is going to be about Ryan!

Q: That's interesting! Were there times while you were writing FORTUNE when you wished you had done things differently or described him differently in DEEP IN THE WOODS or did he just evolve easily from where we left him?

Well, I was pretty lucky because DEEP IN THE WOODS was still in edits when FORTUNE started taking shape in my mind. I was able to add the scene where Ryan gives Sophie the crane to tie the two books together. Otherwise his character was already pretty suited to the man I envisioned in FORTUNE. It was really serendipitous that way.

Q: At the beginning of the story, we meet Kat who is going out and picking up a different guy every night, six nights a week. That screams independence to me, so why does such an independent girl still live at home with her extremely large family and why does she submit to such a controlling man?

To me, her behavior was more about low self-esteem and self-numbing than independence. A lot of people have asked me, "So what was wrong with Kat? Why was she that way when she had that big loving family?" And the simple answer is...

Read more.

Annabel is offering a copy of FORTUNE to one lucky winner!

Mechanics of the contest:

You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:

1. Write a comment or question to Annabel in the comment box on the review site (3 chances to win) from now to January 31;


2. Check out our contest page from January 10 to 12 to enter your email address (1 chance to win).

The winner will be announced in the comment box on February 3.

Friday, January 7, 2011

FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Devoured by Darkness by Alexandra Ivy


Book Interview on January 2011

Hi Alexandra, thanks for taking the time out to answer a few of our questions regarding your latest release, DEVOURED BY DARKNESS. We do admit we can't ever get enough of your Guardians!

Q: How would you describe DEVOURED BY DARKNESS? What would you share with new readers as a way to entice them to your series?

DEVOURED BY DARKNESS continues the saga of the Guardians of Eternity, strong, skilled, seductive vampires chosen to protect--and to destroy. These Guardians will risk anything to fulfil their duty, and satisfy their desires?

Q: How did you come up with the idea behind the storyline in DEVOURED BY DARKNESS?

The story began in the previous book, Beyond the Darkness, where Tane was introduced as a Charon (vampire assassin). I knew I wanted his story to be next and when Laylah disappeared from the tunnels, I had to send him in pursuit. I also wanted to up the ante on the storyline running through the Guardian novels, so I have an ongoing thread of a looming battle with the Dark Lord that I hope adds tension for the readers who have been with the stories from the beginning and yet allows people to pick up the book and enjoy it alone. It's always a fine balance!!

Q: One of the things I found interesting about Laylah and Tane was that they both understood what it felt like to be feared and alone, never feeling accepted or trusted. When deciding which of your characters you wanted to pair up together as a couple, did Laylah and Tane seem like a natural choice to you or did you originally have them paired with someone else?

They were a very natural choice!! I knew from the moment that I created Tane he would have to have a strong mate who could understand his vulnerabilities and help him learn to trust again! I also wanted Laylah to have her own weaknesses that she had to overcome. :) Giving her a baby to protect...

Read more.

Alexandra is giving away a copy of any book in her Guardian of Eternity series, winner's choice!

Mechanics of the contest:

You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:

1. Write a comment or question to Alex in the comment box on the review site (3 chances to win) from now to January 31;


2. Check out our contest page from January 8 to 10 and enter your email address (1 chance to win).

The winner will be announced in the comment box on February 3.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Bucked by Cat Johnson

Book Interview on January 2011

Cat, thank you so much for taking time out of your hectic schedule to answer these questions about your book. We're really excited to have the opportunity to do this. "Let's Buck", Y'all!

Thanks! It's my pleasure to tell you more about my series.

Q: Why did you decide to write a series about bull-riders? How did the idea come about?

It kind of came about by accident--or perhaps it's more poetic to call it serendipity? Or maybe desperation? LOL Anyway, here is the story. My editor at my former publisher (Linden Bay Romance, which was acquired by Samhain Publishing a few years ago) asked me for a menage book. I told her I'd think about it, but until I had a compelling idea for one, I wasn't going to try.

I had been concentrating on writing military romance and was in constant contact with a deployed soldier for those. One day, my military guy says, "Hey, my Bravo team leader used to be a rodeo cowboy before he joined the Army. Can you use that idea for a book?" I said, "Uh, yeah!! And why didn't you tell me this before?!"

From that one kernel of an idea, the story of Rough Stock (my first cowboy menage) emerged--2 cowboys, both in love with the farmer's daughter. One becomes a rodeo champion, the other joins the Army. However, I had my cowboys be saddle bronc riders because I own horses and, silly author that I am, I thought, how hard could it be to write and research rodeo? Right?

Wrong!! I found I could only find so much info online. I knew I'd get killed by readers who knew the sport if I wasn't accurate in the book so, as an act of desperation, I did a People Search on Myspace for "rodeo cowboys" and I found one. He was a student at Oklahoma State University, had been on the rodeo team at his junior college (NEO) and was willing to answer my questions. He got me through writing Rough Stock, though he was a bull rider and that's what he knew most about. So it was a no brainer that the next book, another cowboy menage, should be about bull riders!

That was also about the time that the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) was really coming into its own as a televised sport, so I found I could watch hours of bull riding on television, and take notes while listening to the announcers. It really helped with the writing.

Q: How did you end up with the idea to have Mustang go into porn?

Ha! Well that I have to attribute to...

Read more.

To celebrate the fact that BUCKED (Book 2) is finally in print and that RIDE (Book 3) is now out in eBook, Cat is happy to offer a prize of one free download of the eBook that started the Studs in Spurs series, UNRIDDEN, to one lucky winner.

Mechanics of the contest:

You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:

1. Write a comment or question to Cat in the comment box on the review site (3 chances to win) from now to January 31;


2. Check out our contest page from January 5 to 7 to enter your email address (1 chance to win).

The winner will be announced in the comment box on February 3.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: The Countess by Lynsay Sands

Book Interview on January 2011

Thanks for taking time out to answer a few questions, Lynsay. We really enjoyed reading THE COUNTESS and appreciate your helping us gain deeper insights into the book.

Q: THE COUNTESS is the first book from your new historical romance series, The Madison Sisters. What can you tell us about THE COUNTESS that would give readers a quick glimpse of what to expect?

THE COUNTESS is about the oldest sister, Christiana Madison. Christiana is married to Dick (Richard) Fairgrave. Dick isn't the Prince Charming he presented himself to be to woo Christiana into marriage and has set a whole host of troubles on the Madisons. It's almost a relief when he turns up dead only he doesn't stay dead. 'Dead Dicky' reappears in robust form and he also doesn't seem like himself?he actually seems almost nice. But as the saying goes, 'Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.' So as Christiana tries to figure out what's up Richard's sleeve, Richard tries to figure out if his wife has her sight set on his early demise.

Q: You have THE COUNTESS set in a different time period from your other books. What kind of research did you have to do to write the story?

Actually, I've written several regency period stories in the past, and have done so much research for them that normally I don't have to do too much these days. But for THE COUNTESS, I had to do some research on Renaissance era kitchens and cooking utensils as there's a scene where multiple cooking utensils were acquired by multiple parties as makeshift weapons.

Q: I loved the idea of the twin brothers, Richard and George, and the betrayal of stealing identities for wealth and power. How did you come up with the storyline for THE COUNTESS? Was there anything in specific that interested or inspired you?

A couple of close friends of mine went through some pretty nasty breakups and I think they were fodder for this book...

Read more.

Lynsay is giving away a signed copy of THE CHASE!

Mechanics of the contest:

You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:

1. Write a comment or question to Lynsay in the comment box on the review site (3 chances to win) from now to January 31;


2. Check out our contest page from January 4 to 6 to enter your email address (1 chance to win).

The winner will be announced in the comment box on February 3.
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