Friday, May 29, 2015

BOOK COVER FRIDAY: THE COLLEGE PRESIDENT by Xyla Turner (DEBUT!)

  
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THE COLLEGE PRESIDENT
by Xyla Turner
Azina Media Publications
www.xylaturner.com



Sunday, May 24, 2015

Q&A WITH XENA FULLER FROM THE CHASE BY XYLA TURNER

  
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HEROINE NAME: 
Xena Fuller
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY


Q:   Which do you prefer --Jimmy Choos or flats? 
XENA:  Definitely Jimmy Choos!


Q:  Does sex mean love?
XENA:  Absolutely not. I was doing the whole strictly sex thing with Kevin and I don’t love him. Now Xavier, that’s a different story. It’s more than that.


Q:  Does love mean marriage?
XENA:  Yes, love to me means marriage. One of the reasons why I needed to move away from Kevin, as because I wanted to get into something real. I did not think that would be Xavier at first or even now, but he seems awfully determined.


Q:  What attracted you first to the hero?
XENA:  His aroma pulled me in at first. Hence, why his nickname was Mr. Aroma. The man is intoxicating. Then it was his touch and his mouth. He was so forward with me, like he was trying to let everyone in the room know, I was off limits or I was his. So, probably his possessiveness.

Q:  If you and your hero were stuck in an elevator, how would you pass the time?
XENA:  We would do every single scene that was in THE CHASE! Plus more. Xavier is hot as hell. His naughty mouth would send me over the edge.


THE CHASE Book Summary
Xena is an independent woman who has captured the attention of a possessive alpha man, Xavier. He’ll do anything to get her to be his, but the woman keeps running away. THE CHASE is seductive, attractive and downright erotic!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Xyla Turner was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is an avid reader of romance novels and a sucker for sassy females and dominant males. Xyla is Vice-Principal at a Brooklyn High School and a pretty good Auntie. Outside of reading, Xyla likes to spend time with her family and friends, experiment dangerous adventures and travel. She writes different genres, but her favorite is contemporary romance. Xyla has her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Masters in Education Administration.
GoodReads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/xylaturner
Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/bfltf9




Saturday, May 23, 2015

Q&A WITH CASS FROM SWEET JAZZ BY URSULA RENEE

  
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HEROINE:   Cass   
Home town:    New York, NY


Randy: Sorry I'm late.
Ursula:  Randy, what are you doing here? Where’s Cass?
Randy: She's workin’ on a new dress, so I offered to sit in for her. Don't worry, she'll do my interview next month.

Ursula: (sigh) Why can't we have a normal interview?
Randy: 'cause our creator is anything, but normal.

Ursula: Watch it or I'll give you children who are sassier than Cass.
Randy: Duly noted.

Ursula: We might as well begin. Which does Cass prefer -- heel or flats?
Randy: Since Cass walks everywhere, she prefers flats. They're easier in her feet.

Ursula: Does sex mean love?
Randy: When we first met Cass considered sex a wife’s duty. A woman was supposed to submit whether she wanted to or not. I don’t think she believes in that old-fashioned crap anymore.

Ursula: Does love mean marriage?
Randy: I would hope so, but it took a couple of proposals to convince Cass. A previous relationship turned her off to marriage.

Ursula: Do you know what Cass first found attractive about you?
Randy: Though she has told me on more than one occasion I'm not funny, I believe it was my ability to laugh in the face of an adversary. My music sealed the deal.

Ursula: If you and Cass were stuck in an elevator, how would you pass the time?
Randy: I'm sure I could think of a few things; however, despite my attempts to corrupt her, Cass would insist we talk. Thankfully, she'd make it up to me when we get home.
Ursula: On that note, thank you, Randy for doing Cass's interview.



SWEET JAZZ Book Summary
Randy and Cass’s story is told in SWEET JAZZ. Though many of the employees at The Big House are not thrilled when Randy is hired to play sax, Cass, the club's sassy singer goes out of her way to welcome him. As their relationship develops, life at the club for Randy becomes complicated when he has to fight both Cass’s fear of opening her heart and those who want to keep them apart.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Ursula Renée writes historical romances and suspense. When she is not writing, Ursula enjoys drawing, photography, and stone carving. You can find her at www.ursularenee.com, like her on Facebook at or follow her in Twitter @Ursula_Renee.
  

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOOK COVER FRIDAY: FOREVER WITH HIM by Sofia Tate


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FOREVER WITH HIM
by Sofia Tate
Forever Yours / Grand Central Publishing
  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Q&A WITH CASEY WEBB FROM ABOVE ALL BY REBECCA BROOKS



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HEROINE NAME: 
Casey Webb 
Hometown: 
Bonnet, New York



Q:  Which do you prefer -- Jimmy Choos or flats? Why?

CASEY:  Definitely flats. The last time I wore heels at my gallery opening, it didn't go so well. Most of the time you'll find me in hiking boots, or barefoot running down to the lake where I live. 


Q:  Does sex mean love?

CASEY:  No way. Sometimes you want a good time, even when you're convinced it won't last. 


Q:  Does love mean marriage?

CASEY:  I'd like to get married eventually, but right now I'm so happy with where I am in my relationship and in my life that I don't want to rush the next steps. 


Q:  What attracted you first to the hero?

CASEY:  Oh God, his dimples. Then he turned around, and it was all over for me. I wanted him right then and there.   But what I really noticed, besides his ass, was how young he looked. I felt like a cradle robber for staring. Good thing he was so persistent, making sure I wouldn't be able to get his smile out of my mind.


Q:  If you and your hero were stuck in an elevator, how would you pass the time?

CASEY:  Besides making the security guard blush if we were caught on camera? We have great conversations, so we'd probably be talking about the campground I run, my latest art opening, or his café, which is really taking off.   Or he'd be complaining about how I owned him in a Scrabble re-match with our friends. That happens a lot.♥


ABOVE ALL Book Summary:
Reeling from a sudden breakup, Casey Webb leaves her life in New York City to run a campground in the Adirondacks, convinced she needs nothing more than dramatic peaks and glittering lakes to be fulfilled. But after reading the acknowledgements to her ex’s bestselling debut, thanking his new girlfriend “above all,” Casey has a passionate weekend fling with a hot, young Brooklyn-bound chef who just might be her own “above all”—if she can hold onto him when the real world intrudes.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rebecca Brooks has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx. She writes about travel, the outdoors, and independent women ready to try something new.



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Q&A WITH ABBY SANCHEZ FROM CUTTING HIM LOSE BY MIMI PIZZARO

  
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HEROINE:    
ABBY SANCHEZ
Home town:   
Bronx, NY



Q:   Which do you prefer --Jimmy Choos or flats? Why?

ABBY:  Both, but mostly flats.





Q:  Does sex mean love?
 ABBY:  No, but if he rocks my world it can lead to love.

  
Q:  Does love mean marriage?
 ABBY:  I use to think so, but I've been shown otherwise.

  
Q:   What attracted you first to the hero?
 ABBY:  His honesty.

  
Q:  If you and your hero were stuck in an elevator, how would you pass the time?
ABBY:  Flirting and laughing.♥


CUTTING HIM LOSE Book Summary:
Abby Sanchez is newly engaged to her Mr. Right, until he dumps her on the phone while she’s away at a family event in Las Vegas. Trying to get over her heartbreak she goes on a mission to find out what she did wrong, hoping he’ll take her back. She strikes up a friendship with a college buddy of her ex-fiancé, who is his complete opposite. With his help Abby finds the happy ending she’s always dreamed of.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Mimi Pizarro is a quirky hopeless romantic. She’s a pop culture wiz who loves books, film, music, and fashion, in that order. She lives in New York with her ‘Hoosier’ husband and four fabulous felines. #@mimilogsdon.




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Q&A WITH ANNIE KALANI FROM ONE WEEK IN HAWAII BY JULIA KELLY

   
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HEROINE:    Annie Kalani
Home town:   Waikiki, Hawaii


Q:   Which do you prefer --Jimmy Choos or flats? Why?

ANNIE:  Jimmy Choos are actually part of my regular work attire. I'm a wedding coordinator so when the bride and groom arrive I need to be ready to go. Most often, I'll wear a light-colored sheath dress and my nude Jimmy Choos. Taking them off at the end of the night for a quiet walk on the beach is one of my favorite things. During the weekend, you'll usually find me in slippers (that's flip-flops to all of you on the mainland). 


Q:  Does sex mean love?

ANNIE:  Sex can mean love, but sometimes it's just about having a really good time. I wouldn't say I'm the most adventurous woman, but I have my moments. I just make sure I stick to my rule: no sleeping with the wedding guest. Ever. 


Q:  Does love mean marriage?

ANNIE:  This is a tough one for a coordinator to answer because I'm not sure that I'm going to say what couples want to hear. Love and marriage can be wonderful things, but I've seen countless weddings that are all fantasy. The real question is, can the couple make it when it stops being about the wedding day and becomes all about married life? I've seen too many marriages end in divorce (including my mother who threw my deadbeat dad out of the house). I would say love can mean marriage but the two things don't always go hand in hand. 


Q:   What attracted you first to the hero?

ANNIE:  Chris is... Chris. He's gorgeous, just a little rough around the edges, and looks great in a tux. He likes to tease me, and I need someone who is going to stand up to me (I'm sometimes quiet but I've never been accused of being shy). But what really attracted me was his cooking. During our first night together, he walked into my kitchen and started cooking for me. I think that was when I started to fall in love, even if I didn't realize it at the time. The man definitely cooks with love for the people he loves. 


Q:  If you and your hero were stuck in an elevator, how would you pass the time?

ANNIE:  Ummm... legal, not going to get us arrested things? We'd probably wind up swapping classic movie quotes, but we wouldn't be stuck long. I'm fully prepared to manage a crisis--wedding-related or not--from my phone no matter where I am. I'd probably be pulling strings to get us unstuck while Chris leans against the wall, quietly laughing at me. But really, why else would I have the Hawaii Fire Fighters Association president’s number in my phone? I did his daughter's wedding a few years ago. ♥


ONE WEEK IN HAWAII Book Summary
No man has ever made no-nonsense wedding planner Annie Kalani want to break her biggest rule: don’t get involved with the guests. That is until she meet hot LA chef Chris Benson. But Annie soon realizes that her one night of sex on the beach could mean risking it all.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Julia Kelly writes contemporary and historical romances about smart women and the men who love them. During the day, Julia is an Emmy-nominated producer who chases breaking news and bosses reporters around for a New York City television station. She never met a pair of stilettos she didn't love and stays up much too late reading. Her book ONE WEEK IN HAWAII releases May 19th.