Romance Novel News
Thursday, 01 November 2012 18:42
Thursday, 01 November 2012 07:57
Today, RNN features an interview and giveaway with author Elisabeth Naughton, whose book “Enslaved” releases on November 6th. This series is one of Jennifer’s favorites in the paranormal romance genre. At the end, find out how to win a copy of “Enslaved” from Naughton’s publisher, Sourcebooks.
Q. “Enslaved” is the 5th book in your Eternal Guardians series. Can you tell us a bit about this book?
Book five is Gryphon’s book. He’s my lost Argonaut. His soul was sent to the Underworld to be tortured in book 3 (“TEMPTED”) and he was rescued in book 4 (“ENRAPTURED”), but he came back a changed hero. Gryphon was always the easy-going, fun guardian. Now he hears voices, he twitches, and he fights an evil foreboding that haunts his every move. His story is really about finding himself again, and the one woman who has the power to rescue him from himself.
Monday, 29 October 2012 18:09
“Twelfth Night Secrets” by Jane Feather (historical, Pocket, October 2012, $6.99, 272pp)
While others dance and flirt, Lady Harriet Devere has a secret life, assisting her older brother Nick with his duties as a British spy. When Nick is killed, however, Harriet assumes that her work passing coded messages to the Ministry of War will cease. Instead, she is charged with a vitally important mission: spend Christmas determining if Julius Forsythe, Earl of Marbury, is a double agent for the French.
Harriet expects danger, just not to her heart. . . . As the hostess of a holiday house party, she is perfectly placed to closely observe her noble guest—his elegant clothes, his penetrating dark eyes, his virile athletic build. But when passion flames between them, Harriet realizes that only a holiday miracle will allow her to find true love—in the arms of this spy who has come for Christmas.
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Monday, 29 October 2012 13:58
Juniper Bell’s “Unleashing the Receptionist” (Samhain)
Sara Bennett’s “Sin with a Scoundrel” (Avon)
Allison Brennan’s “Stalked” (Minotaur)
Monday, 29 October 2012 08:59
Title: “Firefly Mountain”
Author: Christine DePetrillo
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: October 5, 2012
Price: $5.99 for ebook/$15.99 for print
Page count: 400 pages
Firefighter Patrick Barre is determined to hide away in the woods of Vermont. He's content to do his job, remodel his house, and enjoy the company of his arson-detection dog, Midas. Scars from the fire that destroyed his family keep him from letting anyone into his life.
Sunday, 28 October 2012 20:44
“Under the Mistletoe” by Jill Shalvis (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
“Letting Go 2: Stepping Stones” by Michele Zurlo (ebook)
“Hook Up” by Miranda Baker (ebook)
Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:43
“Lord Gray’s List” by Maggie Robinson (historical, Brava, November 2012, $14.00, 352pp)
Series: The London List, book 1
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Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:03
I was a bit sad when I finished my spurt research and published The Great Spurt Study: A Seminal Look at Lora Leigh’s Usage of Spurt. I wondered on Twitter what I should do next. While I didn’t expect an answer, I shouldn’t have been surprised that I got some suggestions. I’m not sure how serious I was either about starting something new. However, author Maya Banks (and yes, I’m placing blame for this whole thing on her shoulders) lobbied hard for a list of romance crack recommendations.
I chuckled a bit, but then I started thinking about the idea. The more I thought about it, the more I liked it. Who doesn’t love romance crack? I spend so much of my time on Twitter noting the books that everyone I follow reads, looking for the next best/wacky/over-the-top thing.
So, I am planning a quest to find the best romance crack. What does this entail? I’m still flushing out the details. However, the basic plan is to solicit crack nominations from romance readers (and yes, I already started this process on Twitter) and compile all the nominations into a list. I expect this phase to take at least a month (think November 2012). Next, depending on how many titles people nominate, I plan to categorize the titles by genre (contemporary, erotic, paranormal, etc).
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 18:25
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Monday, 22 October 2012 19:53
Sylvia Day’s “Reflected in You” - I’ve read this one (see review). The short version is that Day shocked me silly with some of the events of this book. I think the events fit the story quite well. However, these events are external to the romantic relationship between Eva and Gideon and overshadowed the development of said relationship. Ultimately, I feel that I will only be able to make up my mind about this book after having read the third one. This makes reviewing this story a challenge. This one has been out in ebook for a couple of weeks, but finally releases in paper tomorrow.
Jane Feather’s “Twelfth Night Secrets” - This is a holiday romance, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It certainly helped to put me in holiday spirit. I haven’t read a Jane Feather book in a long time, but this one made me remember that I enjoy her romances.
Miranda Baker’s “Hook Up” – I am a big fan of Miranda Baker’s books, especially “Solo Play.” As such, I will be reading “Hook Up.” I have it on pre-order. Its heroine is a sensual psychic, and I’m quite interested to find out exactly what that means.