RNN is pleased to host Beth Kery for a Q&A. "Part II: Because I Could Not Resist" of Beth Kery's serial romance "Because You Are Mine" released yesterday. Interested? Read on to learn more about this serial romance. Read to the end to find out how to win a copy of Kery's "Wicked Burn" which recently re-released in mass market paperback and is one of RNN's tops picks for erotic romance of 2012.
Q: Your next Berkley release is BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE, a serial romance that will be released in 8 weekly installments. Can you give our readers some background about this story?
A: Because You Are Mine is a love story that begins as a sexual obsession between a billionaire entrepreneur and an artist/graduate student. He commissions her to do the centerpiece painting for his new headquarters, but there are threads that connect this couple even farther back in history than before their first meeting. Because of those threads—what I would call ‘soul threads’—what seems to be a sexual obsession in reality, from the very beginning, is just the beginning of a relationship between a couple that was destined to be together. Although, there’s no real evidence for that at first, as personal histories and insecurities are hurdled and finally shared.
RNN interviews author Juliana Gray whose debut historical romance, "A Lady Never Lies," is out today. Jennifer highly recommends this book. It is a fantastic read with a beta hero and an unforgettable heroine. To help spread the word, RNN is giving away two copies of "A Lady Never Lies."
Q: A Lady Never Lies is the first book in a trilogy set in the 1890s. Much of the plot revolves around the hero's quest to build (and race) a horseless carriage. What type of research did you do to support this part of the story?
A: I've always been interested in antique automobiles. When I was growing up, I adored K.M. Peyton's Flambards series, which takes place in the years around the First World War and contrasts the technological development of the twentieth century with the traditional English country habits and traditions; I also watched The Great Race—a wonderful screwball comedy about a New York-to-Paris car race in 1910—over and over again with my sister. As a result of these obsessions, I had picked up a lot of information on the subject throughout my life, and when I decided to set this trilogy at the dawn of the automobile era, I couldn't resist drawing my characters into this fascinating world. I had a few books on the subject already, which I re-read, and when I needed specific information I turned to the internet. I tried not to delve much into technical details, however; I wanted to keep the focus very much on the plot and the love story between Finn and Alexandra.
Monday, 06 August 2012 07:30 Written by Jennifer Porter
RNN welcomes author Alexia Banks who as Diane Jacques is a veteran film and television professional. She produced Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus #17 for ABC Network, in addition to writing, producing and directing two dark comedies and the critically acclaimed feature documentary Rock and a Hard Place: Another Night at the Agora. Currently, she is developing a television reality series for a major cable network. Her debut paranormal romance novel Forgotten Dreams is being released on August 6, 2012, through Adams Media’s new imprint Crimson Romance, and is the first in her Swan Creek series.
Alexia graciously offered to write a guest post about the process of making books into movies.
RNN is excited to host Elizabeth Hoyt, author of historical romance, on the site today. Hoyt graciously agreed to answer some questions about her Maiden Lane series and its latest entry, “Thief of Shadows” which was out in late June.
Q: Romance Novel News highly recommends every book in your Maiden Lane series. They are examples of historical romance at its finest. How would you describe the series? And more specifically "Thief of Shadows?"
A: My Maiden Lane series takes place in Georgian London and sort of revolves around an orphanage in St. Giles and the people—from dukes and baronesses to guttersnipes and thieves—that come in contact with the orphanage.
RNN welcomes author Jill Shalvis who is talking about the latest two books in her Lucky Harbor series, "At Last" and "Forever and a Day" - which released yesterday. We, at RNN, are huge fans of this funny, emotional, touching and very sexy series. So far, all of the books in the series have been Recommended Reads for us. RNN is giving away a copy of both of these books to one commenter.
Hello, Everyone! And thanks to Romance Novel News for inviting me to stop by today.
It’s been a Lucky Harbor summer for me so far, and I love it. Three books being published back-to-back-to-back has meant so much engagement with readers, booksellers, and librarians that it’s been a blast. Of course, most of the fun comes from reader response to the stories and characters.
Author Carrie Lofty, whose latest release is STARLIGHT, stops by Romance Novel News today to talk about Scotland. She is also giving away one copy of STARLIGHT.
Scotland is Beautiful…
By Carrie Lofty
I loved writing STARLIGHT. I’d like you to buy STARLIGHT. There! Sales pitch over!
Now, let’s bask in the beauty of Scotland.
Sarah M. Anderson stops by RNN today to talk about reading outside of one's genre. Sarah's latest book "A Man of Privilege" is out this month from Harlequin Desire.
Reading Outside Your Genre
Monday, 09 July 2012 19:29 Written by Jennifer Porter
RNN welcomes authors Cynthia Racette and Cassandra Carr, who just happen to be mother and daughter. Cynthia’s first women’s fiction novel, “Windswept,” was released in April 2012. Cassandra Carr has been writing a bit longer and writes contemporary erotic romance. Cassandra’s latest book “Collision” was released on April 4, 2012 by Ellora’s Cave. Read on to learn more and to find out how to win a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate . . .
Q. Can you each tell use a bit more about your latest releases?
A. Cynthia: In a heartbeat! Windswept is a book about a family with a lifetime love affair with their family sailboat. Their close knit family is torn apart when David is unfaithful and brings his mistress aboard the boat. He moves out and Caroline has to learn to survive alone, raising her daughter Lily. Caroline and David try to work things out but a very friendly neighbor makes a move on her and other events conspire against them as well. David and Caroline are thrown together in a horrific storm in Windswept so Mother Nature might make the final decision about their fate.
RNN is pleased to host paranormal author Gena Showalter, whose latest release “Wicked Nights” has made the New York Times Bestseller list. Read on to find out what Gena has to say about her new series. RNN is also giving away a copy of “Wicked Nights” to one commenter (at the end of the post).
Q: "Wicked Nights" is the first in a new series that is related to the Lords of the Underworld. Can you tell us a bit about this series and "Wicked Nights" in particular?
A: Wicked Nights is a story about the new leader of the Army of Disgrace—heavenly warriors in danger of falling from grace—and a human girl who has spent the last four years locked in an institution for the criminally insane. Zacharel, the leader, doesn’t have time for a distraction, but Annabelle, the girl, fascinates him in a way nothing else ever has. He struggles with what to do, and I had a lot of fun watching him figure things out.
RNN welcomes debut author Rebecca Hart whose book "Call of the Sea" released earlier this week. Rebecca Hart is giving away a signed copy of her book to one commenter. Details are below.
Q: Your debut novel, "Call of the Sea," is out later this month (June 21st). Can you give us a brief overview of this paranormal/fantasy romance?
A: "Call of the Sea" is about the lives of Ellie Winters, a young girl set on becoming a privateer like her father, even if it means risking her life, and Daniel O’Rourke, a cursed selkie boy who saves her from drowning while trying to stow away on her father’s anchored ship. From that first meeting, their lives seem destined to cross. When Ellie’s father is killed, the two have no choice but to work together to see justice done. As you will see if you give it a read, once you put Ellie and Daniel in close proximity of each other, sparks tend to fly.