Friday, December 2, 2016

BOOK COVER FRIDAY! RESCUED BY FELICE STEVENS


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



RWA/NYC wishes all our readers 
Happy Holidays!


RESCUED
by Felice Stevens


SUMMARY:  Jason and Ryder build a friendship, until an unexpected kiss sparks the attraction they’ve been fighting. Jason gives Ryder unconditional love and helps him reconnect with his brother while Ryder shows Jason the passion he’s always missed in relationships. Together they must battle through their family differences and ugly prejudices. Only then can they prove that once you find the right person to love, there’s no turning back.


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Thursday, December 1, 2016

THE LITERATURE OF HOPE BY KATE McMURRAY




Let’s get this out of the way: a lot of us were upset by the outcome of the presidential election. I certainly was. Without getting into the politics of it too much, I woke up on November 9 feeling disappointed and sad and afraid of what the future holds.

Even if that was not your experience, a lot of us have faced hardships this year. We’re human and life happens sometimes. A death in the family. A big move. Losing a job. Divorce.

I don’t say this to bum you out, but more because we all go through rough times. And romance novels have helped a lot of people through some dark times.

The night after the election, I went to a book talk at a bookstore in Brooklyn. When I walked into the store, everyone there looked like they were headed to a funeral. The talk moderator began the discussion by acknowledging the pain a lot of us felt, but then said, “Now we’ll talk about romance novels.”

The discussion was positive, about things the authors on the panel love, about books, about hope. Romance is, after all, a genre that a lot of people enjoy because the happy ending is guaranteed. Even when books get dark, when you can’t imagine how the protagonists will ever end up together, you still know in the back of your mind that everything will work out.

And, you know, after that talk, I felt better. I felt hopeful. I felt like everything might be okay.

I’ve seen this expressed elsewhere, too. A number of our chapter members participated in NaNoWriMo this November, and in the little Facebook group we’ve been using to keep up with each other, a few authors said they were glad they had their novels to focus on, because channeling their energy into a story with a happy ending was therapeutic.

We read to escape. We read to cope. We read romance because the books are stories of love and hope, where good triumphs over evil, where people overcome tremendous obstacles to live happily ever after.

There’s something really powerful about that.

I’ve read and written to get through my own hard times in the past. I’ve written stories to cope with everything from my ex getting married to a relative dying of cancer. I moved this summer, and when my anxiety was at its highest, I read category romance novels, because they were sweet little reminders that things would work out. Even now, I’ve been binging on historical romances to divert my attention from the news, and each one has kept me entertained from the first page to my happy sigh after reading the last.
That’s the real beauty of the genre. That’s why we love it, right? Romance novels are there for you when times are good, certainly, and I’m happy to talk about them with writers and readers anytime, be the times joyful or difficult. But books like these are really vital when times are hard.

So keep writing those books. Keep reading. Keep talking. Because the world can always use more hope, and that’s what we offer.♥

Kate McMurrayis an award-winning author of gay romance and an unabashed romance fan. When she’s not writing, she works as a nonfiction editor, dabbles in various crafts, and is maybe a tiny bit obsessed with baseball. She has served as President of Rainbow Romance Writers, the LGBT romance chapter of Romance Writers of America; and as Vice President of RWA/NYC. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Visit her at www.katemcmurray.com


Friday, November 25, 2016

BOOK COVER FRIDAY! DAUGHTERS OF A NATION, STORIES BY ALYSSA COLE & LENA HART


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one of New York's Leading Romance Authors.


DAUGHTERS OF A NATION
anthology

"Let Us Dream" by Alyssa Cole 
and
"In the Morning Sun" by Lena Hart



SUMMARIES:

LET US DREAM
by Alyssa Cole
Harlem – 1917. Cabaret owner Bertha Hines is focused on women winning the vote, but when ornery chef Amir Chowdhury shows up in her kitchen, he proves to be a delicious distraction. Sparks fly, but between the vice squad and unfair immigration laws, can they hold on to their growing love?

IN THE MORNING SUN
by Lena Hart
With the election of 1868 underway, Madeline Asher’s mission is clear: educate and enlist the freedmen of Nebraska to vote. But when Union veteran James Blakemore comes back into her life, Madeline must choose either him and the future they’ve always wanted—or the chance to shape a greater nation.
READ ROMANCE!




Friday, November 18, 2016

BOOK COVER FRIDAY! THE MAXWELL GHOST BY RUTH A. CASIE


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ONCE UPON A HAUNTED CASTLE
"The Maxwell Ghost" 
by Ruth A. Casie


SUMMARY:  In Ruth A. Casie’s THE MAXWELL GHOST, traitors, deception, murders and ghosts run rampant at Caerlaverock Castle. Jamie Collins, a man of reality not magic, serves Lord Herbert in exchange for his own farm. Laura Reynolds, the Herbert's distant cousin comes to the castle to solve the murders and put the ghost to rest. The two, long-time friends find their destinies intertwined with hidden passions, but all is in jeopardy when Laura becomes the murderer’s next target. Jamie will find he needs some ghostly assistance to save Laura and declare his love.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

BOOK COVER FRIDAY! MY HOT COP BY A.C. ROSE


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



MY HOT COP
by A.C. Rose

This hot, sexy, dominant, dirty talking cop can make a woman 
forget a broken heart during one night of crazy passion.


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Friday, October 21, 2016

BOOK COVER FRIDAY! ACROSS THE EAST RIVER BRIDGE BY KATE McMURRAY

  
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ACROSS THE EAST RIVER BRIDGE
by Kate McMurray

Winner of the 2012 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Romance


SUMMARY:  When historian Christopher Finnegan walks into a new museum in Brooklyn, he’s chagrined to learn its curator is his old academic rival, Troy Rafferty. Worse, Troy is convinced the museum is haunted and wants Finn’s help learning more about the ghosts. Finn and Troy have never gotten along and Finn wants to run screaming, but then Troy offers him an intriguing proposal: Troy will help Finn with a research project for his overbearing boss if Finn will help Troy solve a mystery involving two men who died in the building under mysterious circumstances in 1878.

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BOOK COVER FRIDAY! LIES YOU TELL BY LAQUETTE

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


Congratulations to LaQuette on being named 
Author of the Year by RWA/NYC!


LIES YOU TELL
St. Jared's Memorial Hospital Book 1
by LaQuette
LooseId



A mob boss finding his dead lover alive six years after her death? 
Shocking. 
Learning they’ve got a five-year-old son? 
Deadly.

READ ROMANCE!