WINNER!! WINNER!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS:

*Please contact me at tarenn98@yahoo.com within 48 hours or forfeit your prize*

**We are NOT responsible for lost, stolen, misplaced, or unclaimed prizes**

We try our best to make sure every winner receives their prize!

1. THE LION AND THE ROSE- KATE QUINN (Print)

Brenda Leon

Thanks and enjoy!!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

FEBRUARY,2014 BTSEMAG IS HERE….. check it out

Feb2014_coverauthor

Read the interview with New York Times Bestselling author Jasinda Wilder and take a sneak peek at  Forever & Always and After Forever!

Well, I’m a wife, and a mother to five amazing kids, ranging in age from 2 all the way up to 10. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and now live in Northwest Michigan. I’ve been a DJ, a corporate headhunter, and a private vocal instructor. Teaching voice, dance and theater was my first and longest career. I started teaching privately while in college, and only retired to write full time just this past year, making it nearly fifteen years as a voice teacher…
————-
——————-
Now go forth and check it out!!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

TODAY’S GUEST WITH GIVEAWAY~ CHRISTY ENGLISH, AUTHOR OF MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK…..

Much Ado About Jack by Christy English

 

TODAY’S GUEST: 

 

 Christy English

Christy English Much Ado About Jack Cover

 

WELCOME CHRISTIE!!

 

Author of MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK (Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb 2014)

 

CE: I’m so excited to be a guest on your blog. I’ve been addicted to books all my life…well, since I was old enough to read by myself in a hidden nook at the school library when I was five. So thank you so much for hosting me. It’s great to be with other book lovers.

 

 

MBA&M: What do you feel the appeal of Regency Romance is to readers today?

 

CE: I think Regency romance offers a bit of a contradiction to our readers. One on hand, we have the civilized, careful manners of the period, where every social move is choreographed beforehand, almost like an elaborate dance that everyone knows the steps to. It easy is to make one false move and embarrass yourself, but it is also possible to move easily within the form, to find solace in the formality.  I always think of the Emma Thompson version of Sense and Sensibility, the scene in which she sees Edward for the first time after his engagement to Lucy. We all know that both their hearts are breaking, but we can also see their love for each other shining through as they talk to each other with, to modern ears, a sort of stilted carefulness. A wealth of emotion is buried in that carefulness, and that scene is a great example of showing it.

 

On the other hand, most modern Regency romances are a far cry from Jane Austen. We are a v culture that is very open about sensuality, so it is fun to watch our characters fall in love, and express that love on the page, in ways that make sense to a modern audience. The duality of the careful manners and the heated passion makes for fun fiction.

 

Sense and Sensibility

 


MBA&M: How has Regency or Historical Romance changed though the years?

 

CE: I think it has become gentler. In the 90’s for example, the hero was an alpha male who pillaged and rampaged through the pages of a novel, only to be semi-tamed by the sweet heroine by the end. But now, we want to see more well-rounded heros to match the strength in our heroines. We want men who are still alphas, but who are fully human, eager to meet our heroines on common, solid ground. Marauding and pillaging are a lot less impressive to us as an audience, I guess.

 


MBA&M: What will you do to celebrate your new release?

 

CE: In the morning, I celebrate with my friends online. I raise a cup of tea while visiting with my readers and my fellow writers, and savor the moment of watching the book I worked so hard on come into the world at last. In the evening, after the day job is done, I like to raise a glass of champagne with a friend or two in honor of the book and the hard work that went into it. Veuve Cliquot when I can afford it, a German Riesling from Aldi’s if I’m being more sensible.

 

Champagne Popping

 


MBA&M: Who was your inspiration or hero growing up?

 

CE: Helen Keller. A woman who could do anything, in spite of the fact that she was deaf, mute, and blind. I was always amazed by her, and read tons of books about her, and Annie, her teacher and rescuer. To see a woman with those kinds of limits not allowing herself to be limited by anything really inspired me. It still does. Her story reminds me to be grateful for my own life, which is full of beautiful things. She reminds me not to limit myself.

 


MBA&M:  What is next on your to do list?

 

CE: By the time JACK has launched, it will not be as cold up here in the NC mountains. Once my baby is happy and healthy, out in the world, I am going to leave my computer behind for a day and go hiking.

Thank you, Christie, for spending time with us and our readers. Congratulations on your newest release!!

_______________________

 

 

 

Christy English Much Ado About Jack CoverMUCH ADO ABOUT JACK BY CHRISTY ENGLISH – IN STORES FEBRAURY 2014

 

 

How to Become London’s Most Notorious Widow:

 

1. Vow to NEVER remarry

 

2. Own a ship and become fabulously wealthy

 

3. Wear the latest risqué fashions in your signature color

 

4. Do NOT have a liaison at the Prince Regent’s palace with a naval captain whose broad shoulders and green eyes make you forget Rule #1

 

 

Angelique Beauchamp, the widowed Countess of Devonshire, has been twice burned by love, and she is certain that no man will ever touch her heart again. But that doesn’t mean she can’t indulge a little—and it would be hard to find a more perfect dalliance than one with the dashing Captain James Montgomery.

 

 

After a brief torrid affair, James tries to forget Angelique and his undeniable thirst for more. The luscious lady was quite clear that their liaison was temporary. But for the first time, the lure of the sea isn’t powerful enough to keep him away…

 

 

To Purchase Much Ado About Jack:

 

Amazon

 

Barnes and Noble

 

Books-a-Million

 

Chapters/Indigo

 

IndieBound

 

iBooks

 

Sourcebooks

_____________________

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Christy English is happiest when she is dreaming. Her dreams have taken her to the royal court of Henry II in THE QUEEN’S PAWN, to medieval Paris in TO BE QUEEN, and now to Regency England in MUCH ADO ABOUT JACK, LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, and HOW TO TAME A WILFULL WIFE, where she loves to watch her characters find true love, often in spite of themselves.

Please visit her on her blog http://www.ChristyEnglish.com , on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChristyEnglish , or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/christy.english.779.

 

_________________

COMING SOON!

Please check out “My Thoughts” on this title at:

MyBookAddictionReviews

_____________________

~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the publisher)

Thanks to the wonderful, Danielle, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a chance to win a print copy of “Much Ado About Jack” by Christie English. Sorry, open to US and Canada residents only!

Giveaway will run from February 3 until February 7, 2014.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

_____________

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!

As of January 2014…….

**You MUST come back to the site to see if you are a winner, or if you are a follower of this site, you should get an announcement when “Winners” are posted**

You then have 48 hours to contact tarenn98@yahoo.com with your information,once the announcement has been made or forfeit your prize!

*We are NOT responsible for lost, stolen, misplaced or not received prizes*

____________________

Read any good Historical  Romance lately? Leave us your latest Historical Romance read, we would love to hear from you!!

________________________

Please help us spread the word, if you get the chance!

Thanks everyone for stopping by today!!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

CHRISTINE BELL~ NEW ROMANCE….GUARDIAN FOR HIRE

 BLOG TOUR:

CHRISTINE BELL

[Romance]

~GUARDIAN FOR HIRE~

 

ABOUT GUARDIAN FOR HIRE

Sarabeth Lucking’s life is turned upside down when the couples’ retreat she works for winds up embroiled in the biggest scandal of the year. With her reputation in tatters, she can’t imagine things getting worse, until her former co-workers are rubbed out, and a bad-ass, ex-Army Ranger shows up hell-bent on protecting her. She shows him the door, perfectly content with letting him go find someone else to brood over. Right up until her car explodes into a ball of flames…

Gavin McClintock grew up on the streets of Edinburgh, so protecting Dr. Stick-Up-Her-Rear isn’t on his bucket list. Still, a promise is a promise, and, after her brush with death, he’s going to do whatever it takes to keep Sarabeth safe. When she finally gives in and shreds her librarian-in-mourning look in favor of a sex kitten, the revealing clothes and sexy new hairdo unleash the spitfire she’s been hiding beneath that shell of propriety.

Maybe the doc isn’t the only one in need of protection…

ABOUT CHRISTINE BELL

Christine Bell is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels and one half of the happiest couple in the world. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys and their two dogs, Gimli and Pug. She doesn’t like root beer, clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate, going to the movies, the New York Giants and playing Texas Hold ‘Em. Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she would be a pirate…or, like, a ninja maybe. She loves writing fun and sexy romances, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with rusty spoons. Christine also writes erotic romance under the pen name Chloe Cole, as well as young adult fiction under the pen name Christine O’Neil.

Christine loves to hear from readers, so please feel free to get in touch with her via her website www.christine-bell.com or find her on twitter @_ChristineBell

+++

Check out “My Thoughts” coming soon on our sister site

+++

Thanks everyone!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail