Monday, July 18, 2016

SUMMER READING WITH ROMANCE AUTHOR URSULA RENEE



RWA/NYC members share their summer reading lists.
So pull up a beach chair, breakout the sun tan lotion 
and open a book (or tablet)!




From Ursula Renée:  It is hard for me to pick five books that are must reads for the summer. Therefore, I will list five authors, who I feel you will enjoy, no matter which book of theirs you choose.


1.      Karen Rose writes romantic suspense that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Her characters are relatable and the plots grab the readers and hold on to them until the satisfying end.

2.     Sherrilyn Kenyon has the ability to take an antagonist from one story and delve deep into his history, allowing readers to discover that there is a reason for every action. By the time she is finished, the readers are not only rooting for the antagonist turned protagonist, but they have shed a tear or two for his pain. Readers should be warned that the topics can get a bit deep and are sometimes hard to handle. However, in the end, the protagonist gets a happily-for-now.

3.      Shonda Rhime’s YEAR OF YES is a must read book for anyone who wants change, but is too afraid to take the first step.

4.     Beverly Jenkins interweaves fiction with history to produce African-American historical romances that make readers crave more. Her heroines are strong and determined to move forward despite the challenges they have faced, while the heroes are strong, yet sensitive to the woman’s needs.

5.   I’ve always liked an alpha male and Julie Garwood has never failed to produce one, or more, in her novels. Even though I own the hardcovers, I’ve purchased ebooks copies of her contemporary novels so I can reread her books whenever and wherever I am. ♥



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Ursula Renée writes interracial romances set between World War I and the 1960s. Her novels include SWEET JAZZ and A BOOKIE’S ODDS. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and The Historical Novel Society. When she is not writing, Ursula enjoys drawing, photography and stone carving. For more information go to: www.ursularenee.com.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

SUMMER READING WITH ROMANCE AUTHOR DEL CARMEN



RWA/NYC members share their summer reading lists.
So pull up a beach chair, breakout the sun tan lotion 
and open a book (or tablet)!



FROM DEL CARMEN:  This summer I plan to soak up the sun and get lost in books outside my comfort-zone genre.  Check these out:


1.    WHAT I WAS DOING WHILE YOU WERE BREEDING by Kristin Newman
An “old maid” explores the world, falls in and out of love, and says no to marriage and kids without apologies.

2.    DRUM SPEAKING: TALES FROM AN INNER CITY GRIOT by Kevin Alberto Sabio
A collection of short stories with a multitude of diverse tales in the tradition of the talking drum.

3.    SWEAR ON THIS LIFE by Renee Carlino
A struggling writer discovers that she is the inspiration for a pseudonymously published bestselling novel so the quest is on to find the author and reveal his identity and their past.

4.    A VILLAIN FOR VANESSA by Alice Orr
Book 4 of the lively Riverton Road romantic suspense series, where new mysteries are discovered.

5.    BLACK WIDOW BITCHES by Victor Cass
The “War on Terrorism” spirals out of control and engulfs much of the globe.  To the rescue, is America’s –and the world’s!—first all-female combat infantry division. ♥


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Del Carmen writes erotica in the hopes of exposing more of herself.  She’s published with Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance and Riverdale Avenue Books, as well as Cosmopolitan for Latinas and Penthouse magazines. Visit her at mydelcarmen.com.




Saturday, July 16, 2016

SUMMER READING WITH ROMANCE AUTHOR CHLOE BLAQUE



RWA/NYC members share their summer reading lists.
So pull up a beach chair, breakout the sun tan lotion 
and open a book (or tablet)!



Chloe Blaque’s Summer Five include:

1. SWEETBITTER by Stephanie Danler
2. GRAPES & WINES by Oz Clarke
3. FIRST COMES LOVE by Emily Giffin
4. HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by J.K. Rowling
5. SWEET RUIN by Kresley Cole ♥




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Chloe Blaque writes non-fiction culture pieces by day and contemporary romance by night. Her heroines are all smart, passionate, career-driven women and her heroes are all bad boys who can’t get enough. Sparks fly when they crash into love all over the world, always when they least expect it. When Chloe isn’t writing, she can be found sipping red wine, reading someone else’s lusty novel, and pounding the pavement in her hometown of New York City.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

BOOK COVER FRIDAY! CHOOSE THE SKY BY ELIZABETH COLE (New release!)

  
WELCOME TO BOOK COVER FRIDAYS!

Every week we bring you an exciting hot book cover from 
one of New York's Leading Romance Authors.


CONGRATULATIONS ELIZABETH ON YOUR NEW RELEASE!




CHOOSE THE SKY
Swordcross Knights Series, Book 2
by Elizabeth Cole


SUMMARY:   Lady Domina is playing a daring game. After her father falls gravely ill, she hides the truth of his condition and continues to rule in his name. Then one of the king’s knights arrives on royal business, and she must find a way to deceive the arrogant, handsome intruder.

Sir Luc of Braecon is fiercely loyal to the king. His battle scars prove it. When he is ordered to investigate reports of an insurrection, he swears to find the traitor. The first clues lead him directly to the Lady Domina. As the relentless knight exposes one secret after another, he finds nothing about the tantalizing lady is what it seems. 

Soon Domina and Luc are locked in a dance of deception, lust, and betrayal, each turn bringing them closer to a finale where winner takes all. Considering the stakes, the real danger is falling in love…

READ ROMANCE!




Thursday, July 14, 2016

SUMMER READING WITH ROMANCE AUTHOR LAQUETTE



RWA/NYC members share their summer reading lists.
So pull up a beach chair, breakout the sun tan lotion 
and open a book (or tablet)!



Hey, it’s your girl LaQuette dropping in to share some of my Summer reads. Now, the directive for this blog tour was to share five books I planned to read over the Summer. Well…you know I have to be different, so instead of five books I’m going to list my five Summer series re-reads.


The Faith, Love & Devotion Series by Tere Michaels
This series is six books worth of organic conflict, sarcasm in spades, cute and not so cute kids, and ALL OF THE FEELS (yes, all of them). After reading this series I defy you to tell me Matt Haight isn’t the funniest man you’ve ever met on a page.

The Watch Me Series by Avril Ashton
There’s only one way to describe this series…HOT! This series has every version of the sexy men we all dream about: Lawyers in power suits, ‘round the way gangsters with their pants sagging and their underground criminal enterprises, and EMT’s in their fitted uniforms and utility belts. HOT!!!!

The Gay Amish Romance Series by Keira Andrews
If angst is your thing this series is for you. The heartache you will experience while reading these books as these two young men try to find a way to balance their faith and their love will nearly break you. Fortunately, Ms. Andrews is skilled enough to put you back together again by the time these two get their happy.

The Storm’s Soldiers MC Series by Paige Notaro
This is an erotic romance that deals with the very heavy issue of racism in America. It’s hot, it’s thought-provoking, and it’s hot (I know I said that before, but trust me, it bears mentioning again).

The Home Series by Cardeno C.
It just never gets old. A perfect mix of touching emotion, sentimentality, and sexy. You just can’t go wrong with this series.


Well, that’s what I’ll be reading this summer. It’s a lot of books, fortunately for me I read fast. Try them, I promise you won’t regret it. That’s all for now. I’m LaQuette, your friendly erotic romance author, embracing my crazy…one character at a time. Happy reading! ♥




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  This bestselling Erotic Romance Author is the 2016 Author of the Year Golden Apple Award Winner, 2015 Swirl Awards Bronze Winner in Romantic Suspense, and 2015 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award Finalist in Erotic Romance. LaQuette—a native of Brooklyn, New York—spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: Wife, Mother, and Educator.

Writing—her escape from everyday madness—has always been a friend and comforter. She loves writing and devouring romance novels. Although she possesses a graduate degree in English Lit, she'd forego Shakespeare any day to read something hot, lusty, and romantic. She loves hearing from readers and discussing the crazy characters that are running around in her head causing so much trouble. Contact her on Facebook, Twitter, @LaQuetteLikes, her website, www.novelsbylaquette.com, her Facebook group, LaQuette's Lounge, and via email LaQuette@NovelsbyLaQuette.com.



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SUMMER READING WITH ROMANCE AUTHOR MARIA COX


RWA/NYC members share their summer reading lists.
So pull up a beach chair, breakout the sun tan lotion 
and open a book (or tablet)!



Here are Maria Cox’s Summer Five:

1.    THE LONGEST RIDE by Nicholas Sparks
2.    GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
3.    THE RED HOT CAJUN by Sandra Hill
4.    THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo
5.    ANY MAN OF MINE by Rachel Gibson ♥



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Maria Cox is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America; she has also served as President of the Phoenix Writers Club. Maria has been writing stories since she was a young girl. She picked up her first romance novel when she was just eleven years old and has loved the genre ever since. Maria writes sensual romance, stories that showcase strong, sassy, and sexy characters. When not writing fiction, Maria works as a technical writer. She lives in Queens, New York. Please visit her site www.mariacox.net and/or follow her on Twitter.



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SUMMER READING WITH ROMANCE AUTHOR LISE HORTON



RWA/NYC members share their summer reading lists.
So pull up a beach chair, breakout the sun tan lotion 
and open a book (or tablet)!





Lise Horton’s Summer Five includes:

1.    THE OUTLIERS by Kimberly McCreight
2.    BOUNCE BACK by K.M. Jackson
3.    CHAOS BOUND by Sarah Castille
4.    A QUIET END by Nelson DeMille
5.    A HERO OF FRANCE by Alan Furst ♥



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Lise Horton is an author of erotic romance and erotica. HOLD TIGHT is her latest release, a BSDM erotic romance nominated for a Golden Flogger Award by DBSM Writers Con 2016. Find Free erotic reads on her Lust in the Afternoon blog, http://blackrosediaries.blogspot.com. Visit Lise at www.lisehorton.com.