Thursday, July 28, 2011

Author Interview and Giveaway with Miranda Neville

I am ubber excited to share with you guys this great interview I did with an amazing author and a fast favorite of mine. She WOW'd me with her book 'The Dangerous Viscount' , which featured a Virgin hero, and now, it looks like another Virgin will make themselves notable in outstanding fashion with her latest book!
Please enjoy my chat with the lovely, Miranda Neville:

About The Author:

"I grew up in beautiful Wiltshire in southwest England. During my misspent youth I devoured the works of Georgette Heyer, Jean Plaidy and any other historical novels I could lay hands on. As a result I attended the University of Oxford to study history, ignoring all hints that economics might be a more practical subject. I spent several years writing catalogues of rare books and original letters and manuscripts for Sotheby's auction house in London and New York. Much of my time in this job was spent reading the personal correspondence of the famous. This confirmed my suspicion that the most interesting thing about history is people. I'm also a sucker for a happy ending: I howled in the back of geography class when I was supposed to be learning about German coalfields because I hated --HATED -- the end of Gone With The Wind. I still haven't forgiven Margaret Mitchell.
A few years ago I decided to write an historical romance. How hard could it be? Wrong. Several manuscripts under-the-bed (or deep in the hard drive) later, HarperCollins bought NEVER RESIST TEMPTATION, published in 2009 by Avon Books.
I now live in beautiful rural Vermont with my daugher Becca, a college student and confirmed drama queen, and two cats who are never on the right side of any door."Source

 Find Miranda Neville onlineWebsite | Blog | Facebook | Twitter

About the Book:

Being kidnapped teaches Miss Celia Seaton a few things about life


Never disrobe in front of a gentleman ... unless his request comes at gunpoint.


If, when lost on the moors, you encounter Tarquin Compton, the leader of London society who ruined your marriage prospects, deny any previous acquaintance.


If offered an opportunity to get back at Mr. Compton, the bigger the lie, the better. A faux engagement should do nicely.


Not all knowledge is found between the covers of a book. But an improper book may further your education in ways you never guessed.

And while an erotic novel may be entertaining, 
the real thing is even better

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The Interview

RJ: Hello Miranda! Welcome back to Not Another Romance Blog! Congrats on the release of your latest historical, The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton (Book 3-The Burgundy Club series, July 26th, 2011, Avon)! How excited are you for this book’s publication? Does this book have special meaning to you?
MN: Tarquin, the hero of The Amorous Education, has been with me a long time. He was the hero's best friend in my first book, a work that will never see the light of day. I still wanted to write Tarquin's story so I transferred him, with some tweaking, into the Burgundy Club. I'm very excited that his book is finally appearing after such a long journey.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway with Stefanie Sloane

It is with extreme pleasure that I share with you guys today an amazing excerpt from one of my new favorite author's latest releases! Stefanie Sloane, author of the Young Corinthian books, is giving us a peek between the sheet ;) AND giving away a copy of the book! 

About the Author:

A native Northwesterner with the pale skin to prove it, Stefanie credits her parents’ eclectic reading habits—not to mention their decision to live in the middle of nowhere—for her love of books. A childhood spent lost in the pages of countless novels led Stefanie to college where she majored in English. No one was more surprised than Stefanie when she actually put her degree to use and landed a job in’s Books editorial department. She spent over five years reading for a living before retiring to concentrate on her own stories. Stefanie currently resides with her family in Seattle.

Find Stefanie Online: Website | News Page | Facebook | Twitter

About the Book:

A dedicated Young Corinthian agent, James Marlowe accepts the riskiest of missions—go undercover as a traitor and infiltrate a deadly French crime organization. As he heads to Paris, he is prepared for all matters of intrigue—everything but a surprise encounter with the only woman he ever has loved. Five years ago, the exquisitely stunning Clarissa Collins spurned his love, breaking his heart in the process. Now, the accomplished painter is in peril up to her lovely neck and only he can protect her.
Blackmailed by a mysterious man who threatens to destroy her world, Lady Clarissa cannot imagine a crueler fate. Until she is reunited with James Marlowe, the enthralling man who seduced Clarissa body and soul, then betrayed her. Despite the hurt and misunderstanding that still simmers between them, their enduring passion ignites anew, leaving the two breathless with desire and need. With their lives and England’s safety hanging in the balance, they have little choice but to put the past behind them and work together to save everything they hold dear. As they attempt to escape the clutches of the malicious forces holding them, can Clarissa and James find their way back to each other hearts…this time forever?

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The Excerpt

In this exclusive excerpt from Stefanie Sloane’s The Sinner Who Seduced Me, former lovers James Marlowe and Clarissa Collins are forced to work together, lest their loved ones die. Can they cross the channel without murdering each other? Find out below!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Giveaway Winner Round-Up

Congratulations to:

Debroah R.
Who won copies of Vicky Dreiling' sophomore historical, How To Seduce A Scoundrel.

Heather S.

Who won copies of Amelia Grey's latest, A Gentleman Never Tells.

Who won a copy of Patricia Rice's latest Rebellious Sons story, The Devilish Montague.

Who won a signed copy of Loretta Chase's latest dazzler, Silk is For Seduction.

Diane P. D.
Who won a copy of Christina Brooke's debut historical, Heiress in Love.

All the winners have been contacted via the email left in their comment entry. They have 48 hours to respond, or a redrawing will take place and another entry will be selected to win the prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered a giveaway, checked out an interview or guest post, and has supported this blog <3 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lila DiPasqua Blog Party, hosted by...Her HUSBAND!?!

Come to the Ball! 
 Romance Husbands gather at the 

Hosted by Lila DiPasqua’s husband, Mr. DiPasqua. (Yes, he’s back by popular demand!)
To celebrate Lila DiPasqua's upcoming release, a Cinderella retelling, A MIDNIGHT DANCE (Berkley Sensation), Mr. DiPasqua, Lila's husband will be hosting a blog party like no other!

Each day, from July 19th to Aug. 19th, he'll be interviewing the husbands of other romance authors!

Lots of Romance Husbands! Tons of giveaways! And the grand prize up for grabs is open WORLDWIDE!

Come meet the men behind the women who write the books you love. You just never know what you might learn when these men start to chat. ;) This is a mere *sample* of some of the authors whose husbands and boyfriends will be interviewed:

Shana Galen, 
Robyn DeHart 
Vanessa Kelly 
Nicola Cornick 
Zoe Archer 
Delilah Marvelle 
Kieran Kramer 
Stefanie Sloane

Kate Noble 
Elisabeth Essex 
Kris Kennedy 
Ashley March 
Monica Burns 
Katharine Ashe 
Sophie Jordan 
Donna Grant 
Elizabeth Hoyt

This event is going to be a blast with plenty of chances to win prizes---and a few surprises along the way. ;) Don't miss out! Hope to see you here next week!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Recommendation of the Week: 7/10/11 - 7/16/11

'Proof By Seduction'
by Courtney Milan
Read an excerpt: here

Jenny Keeble has never let her humble upbringing stop her. She’s made her way in the world as a fortune teller, one who convinces her clients her predictions are correct by telling them what they most want to hear. Business is good… until she meets her match in the form of Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely, a scientist and sworn bachelor.                                               HE JUST DOESN’T KNOW IT                            YET.                                     Broodingly handsome, Gareth is appalled to discover his cousin has fallen under the spell of "Madame Esmerelda," and he vows to prove her a fraud. But his unexpected attraction to the fiery enchantress defies logic. Jenny disrupts every facet of Gareth's calculated plan— until he can’t decide whether to ruin her or claim her for his own. Now, as they engage in a passionate battle of wills, two lonely souls must choose between everything they know . . . and the boundless possibilities of love.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Twenty Reasons To Love Regency + Giveaway with Vicky Dreiling

I personally adore the author guest posting today! She dazzled me with her debut, How To Marry A Duke, and if the reviews are anything to go by, her second book-which features a character from book 1 that I absolutely love- will definitely impress! Please, sit back, relax, & enjoy!
without further adieu:

Vicky Dreiling

About the Author:
Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle.  That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.”
When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. She holds degrees in English literature and marketing. A native Texan, she shares her home with her daughter and a spoiled mini-lop rabbit that lives in a slightly gnawed cardboard cottage. 

Vicky Dreiling Online: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Latest Release:
Lady Julianne Gatewick is in a pickle. It started when her brother’s best friend—for whom she’s long nursed a secret tendre—agreed to act as her guardian for the Season, only to seduce her with a risqué waltz.
But when the music stopped and the expectant ton waited for the Earl of Hawkfield to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any recently discarded, wickedly witty young miss would do. She secretly pens a lady’s guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal in London.
Every honorable rake knows that friends’ sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julianne has a spark of mischief in her eyes that Hawk can’t resist. Try as he might to push her away, he spends his days listening for her laughter and his nights dreaming of her kisses. He’s always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?

Read an excerpt: here | Read a review at The Romanceaholic: here

Get Your Copy Today:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Guest Post and Giveaway with Amelia Grey

I am beyond excited to share this cool interview with you guys. 
This author was new to me, but having just finished her latest, 
which was SO good (my review coming soon) she has cemented herself as an author to look out for ! 
without further adieu:

Amelia Grey

About the Author:

Amelia Grey (aka Gloria Dale Skinner) grew up in a small town in the Florida Panhandle. She has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over twenty-five years. She has lived in Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire and now lives in Florida.

Amelia has won the coveted Romantic Times award for Love and Laughter, the prestigious Maggie award for best historical and Affaire de Coeur's best American historical award. She has been a finalist for the Golden Heart and the Holt Medallion awards which are given by Romance Writers of America and numerous other awards. Her books have been sold to many countries in Europe, Russia and China.

Amelia likes flowers, candlelight, sweet smiles, gentle laughter and sunshine.

Author Online: Website | Facebook

Latest Release:
When a lady is in a predicament...     Beautiful, clever and courageous Lady Gabrielle thwarts the shackles of her arranged betrothal by kissing a stranger in the park. But who is this man? Finding herself stuck in yet another forced engagement Gabrielle needs another strategy that isn’t so dangerous.                            
A gentleman may find himself in deep trouble...                                           Viscount Brentwood is walking in the park early one morning when a beautiful, enchanting young lady walks out of the mist and into his arms. Now Brent has no choice but to marry the delightful Lady Gabrielle.
Unfortunately his intended bride has other ideas, and the determined Viscount finds himself plunging into one scandal after another.

 Read a review at Night Owl Romance: here

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The Guest Post
Good morning! I’m thrilled to be at the very lovely and most informative site of Not Another Romance Blog. Thank you for having me here to talk about my latest Regency romance A Gentleman Never Tells.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Author Interview and Giveaway with Patricia Rice

Woot! I am super excited to present a great interview I did with one of my favorite authors. Her writing style is like butter and her characters are so funny! I can't gush enough about her!
Look out for her backlist books as they're reissued and brought to ebook
Without further adieu:

Patricia Rice
About the Author:
With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice has won numerous awards for her emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances, including the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards and the Bookrak Bestselling Paperback award. Her books have also been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. She was nominated in two categories by Romantic Times Book Club for 2005 Career Achievement and Reviewers Choice Awards.A firm believer in happily-ever-after, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky, she resides in St. Louis, Missouri, and now does accounting only for herself. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild, and Novelists, Inc., as well as numerous professional accounting organizations and local charities

Patricia Rice OnlineWebsite | Blog |  Word Wenches | Facebook | Twitter

Latest Release:
All Blake Montague wants is to save Europe from a tyrant. But as the penniless youngest son of a baron, he needs a marriage of convenience to provide the money he requires for a military commission. Then he meets a blonde beauty who can fulfill all his needs-especially those satisfied by a wife...

Read an excerpt: here | Read a review at Genre Go Round: here

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The Interview

RJ: Welcome back to Not Another Romance Blog, Patricia! Thanks so much for stopping by so we can chat about your latest release, ‘The Devilish Montague’ (July 5th, 2011-Book 2 in The Rebellious Sons series, Signet Books). What was it like to work on this book and now see it through to publication? Do you still get the butterflies in your stomach as you await your releases or is the anticipation easier to handle?
PR: I don't handle stress well so I try to pretend a new release date is just another day. Besides, with my memory, it's easy to forget what day it is! DEVILISH MONTAGUE was a delight to write because I adored the characters. It's wonderful when I can get up each day, wondering what my characters will do next. It's NOT so wonderful worrying about reviews, but so far, knock wood, they've been great. PUBLISHER WEEKLY said: " Intriguing protagonists, quirky secondary characters, and a surprising plot make for an endearing sequel to Rice's 2010 Regency The Wicked Wyckerly" so I guess I accomplished what I set out to do.

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