Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top Off Tuesdays: The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley

"What better way than to top off a good book than with a GREAT Cover!"

The stellar Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading, and Felicia from Geeky Blogger's Book Blog want to see the covers that make you swoon!  Feel free to play along in this weekly meme and show off your favorite covers! (Button made by Missie)

Rita's Ramblings: HOT DAMN! I WANT! I NEED! I COVET THEE!! This Highlander is oh-so-swoonworthy! Jennifer Ashley's latest MacKenize stunner came out August 2nd, and with this chestastic, ab-a-rific specimen on the cover, it's no wonder I couldn't find it on my local Target's bookshelf!

"A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn't care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she's at his mercy. One kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. But what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules."

Monday, August 22, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway with Dianne Venetta

Please welcome to the blog a lovely new-to-me author who will tell us all about her self published contemporary romance 'Jennifer's Garden'. And be on the look out for her next book 'Lust On The Rocks', coming soon. But first, let's get to know this author and explore the elements in her book: 

Dianne Venetta

About the Author:
Dianne lives in Central Florida with her husband, two children and part-time Yellow Lab—Cody boy! When not whacking away at her keyboard crafting her next novel you'll find her in the family's organic garden chasing grasshoppers and plucking hornworms all the while crafting wild analogies between kids and plants and men. Definitely men.

A girl's gotta have fun, right?
When she's not knee-deep in dirt or romance, Dianne contributes garden advice for various websites and volunteers in her kids' school garden (a crazy existence to be sure). But at the end of the day, if she can inspire someone to stop and smell the roses--or rosemary!—kiss their child and spouse good-night, be kind to a neighbor and Mother Earth, then she's done all right.

Find Dianne OnlineWebsite | Garden Blog | Facebook | Twitter

About the Book:

In a race against time, Cardiologist Jennifer Hamilton is caught between her mother's dying wish and taking the risk of a lifetime with Jackson Montgomery. He's the man hired to complete the landscaping for her new home--the venue for her upcoming wedding. Jackson's everything she never wanted in a man, but as the job progresses, his lure pulls strong. It's an attraction she cannot deny. And one that puts her career on the line.

Buy Your Copy Today:
Amazon (Trade edition) | Amazon (Kindle)

Guest Post

Friday, August 19, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway with Mia Marlowe

I am so excited to present this amazing guest post by an author I've heard so much about. You can find her first book Touched By A Theif in print and in ebook, along with her latest release in the anthology Improper Gentleman.You should also be on the look out for her upcoming collborative novel with Connie Mason called Sins of the Highlander. Below, discover a little more about this author and her latest release which looks absolutely enticing! Please welcome to the blog,:

Mia Marlowe

About the Author:
Award winning author Mia Marlowe writes historical romance for Kensington Publishing and Sourcebooks. Her debut title received acclaim from romance luminaries. #1 New York Times bestseller Victoria Alexander says Mia's Touch of a Thief has "adventure and heat and everything I want in a great story!" UK's BooksMonthly has crowned Mia Marlowe "the queen of saucy historical romance."

Mia learned much of what she knows about storytelling from singing. A classically trained soprano, she won the District Metropolitan Opera Auditions and shared a stage with Placido Domingo. As she prepared for operatic roles, she devised back stories for her characters. Since she's worn a real corset, and had to sing high C's in one, she empathizes with the trials of her fictional heroines. But in Mia's stories, they don't die in a Parisian garret. They get to live and keep the hero!

Find Mia Online: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter

About the Book:

featuring Mia's novella, A Knack for Trouble
Unsuitable. Forbidden. Oh-so-seductive. These gentlemen are hardly respectable. But they are the very, very best at being bad…
Lord Aidan Stonemere didn’t go from prison to a title by playing by society’s rules. If he wants something, he takes it.
Rosalinde Burke didn’t object to being taken. Once. To keep her from marrying a proper viscount, Aidan will do whatever it takes to remind her how deliciously good being improper feels…
Buy Your Copy Today:
Amazon (paperback) | Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (paperback) | Barnes & Noble (Nook)

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Author Interview with Susan Mallery (Enter the Only Mine...All Mine Contest)

 I am so excited to share with you guys this cool interview I did with an author loved by so many! I am new to her works, but I can't wait to dig in and find out more. Her Fool's Gold series chronicles the love lives of the those woman who brave the sparse population of men in the Fool's Gold area.  
ALSO, congratulations are in order since ONLY MINE has reached #12 on the New York Times Bestsellers List in only its SECOND week of release! 
Please enjoy my chat with the stellar, Susan Mallery:

About The Author:
"New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Publisher’s Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says, “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” While Susan appreciates the critical praise, she is most honored by the enthusiastic readers who write to tell her that her books made them laugh, made them cry, and made the world a happier place to live. Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She’s there for the coffee, not the weather."Source

 Find Susan Mallery onlineWebsite | Members Only Site | Facebook | Twitter

About the Book:

Her town’s lack of men may make headlines, but it isn’t news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool’s Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.                                                         Finn Anderssen will do anything to keep his twin brothers—the perfect contestants—off the show. Despite Dakota’s better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider. Like her, Finn knows about heartbreak and how a family can fall apart, so she doesn’t dare to hope for anything more than a fling. After all, even in the Land of Happy Endings, finding true love is never as easy as it looks on TV.

Get Your Copy Today:

The Interview
RJ: Hello Susan! Welcome to Not Another Romance Blog! Congrats on the release of your latest contemporary, Only Mine (Book 4-Fool’s Gold series, August 1st, 2011, HQN Books)! How excited are you for this book’s publication? Does this book have special meaning to you or are the characters ones you can’t wait to share with readers?
SM: I can’t wait for readers to return to Fool’s Gold! I love this town where the men are in short supply and the women are crabby… two facts that are not completely unrelated.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Video: Maya Banks New Highlander Trilogy!

I am sure most of you recall the Operation Auction initiative that took place a few months ago where the romance community banded together in order to raise money and show support to a fellow romancer who lost her husband in a horrible act of senseless violence. Authors, publishers, bloggers, and the like donated items to be auctioned off via ebay and the proceeds went to the widowed blogger and her children.

Historical Romance Author, Tessa Dare (Who has an amazing historical coming out on August 30th entitled 'A Night To Surrender') donated her time and effort on a genius, personalized book video using the hilarious props in her kids' play room to promote the winner's books or upcoming series. The highests bidder was author Maya Banks (who has a steaming Highlander series coming out soon, the first book,'In Bed with a Highlander', also coming out on August 30th). So below are her book covers which you can click on for more info on that book and under that...


Visit the authors' site for more info on their upcoming books and feel free to pimp this book video to the utmost. I've probably watched it about 6 times already. What did YOU think of it?

If you didn't get a chance to bid on something during the auction and would like to make a cash donation to support the cause, you can still do so at the website: Operation Auction

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rita Takes RomCon 2011! (PLUS Blog Updates)

Hello My Lovelies<3, 
I hope everyone has been doing good =) I've been busier than ever, but it's all worth it- at least I hope.

I thought I'd do a little blog update since I know I've been sort of off/on with everything and my consistency has been a little off. I am also gearing up for an extremely cool trip, so I am putting everything on pause so I can enjoy myself and get in a little more fun before classes begin.

First up...RomCon11' Baby!
Tomorrow morning I will be boarding a plane and making my way to Denver, CO. on what will probably be the most booktastic, orgasmic, squeetastic weekend of my life thus far. I am SO excited to be going to RomCon11' this year. It's my first big book conference, and when I tell you I am all that is excitement and nervousness, I mean it! I look forward to meeting some of my twitter buddies, some beloved authors, and gorging on something sweet (not necessarily candy) at the Chocolate MANgasm event!
Of course, being away Thursday-Monday will mean no blog posts during that time =(..But no worries! I will fill you in on all the MADNESS that is destined to takes place this weekend in my expose' "RomCon Revealed" (lol)- to be posted when I come home. Also, I am hearing that the con will be swag city and you know I LOVE to share swag, so a cool giveaway or two when I get back will definitely be in the works as well.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Random Giveaway #1 - "All's Fair In Love & Seduction" by Beverley Kendall

SO I am going to make this quick and dirty ;)
I will be (attempting) to use this new app to plan and keep track of giveaways. A wideget will be placed in the post and you enter through that. It's sort of like a form, but totally geared towards giveaways. There's tons of extra entries for you to capitalize on, but just commenting on this blog post and entering that you did in the giveaway widget will enter you to win.

As I said, I am testing out this new feature for the blog and what better way to test then by giving away a book? As you all know, I am on my way to RomCon11' this week and I hope to come home with tons of awesome swag to share (i.e. giveaway) to you guys! Help me test this out, and who knows what you might win!

ALL I ask is that you comment IN ADDITION to filling out the giveaway widget which you can find below.

More on the Prize:
I am giving away an ecopy of Beverley Kendall's latest ebook release, "All's Fair In Love & Seduction"

With her seduction she hopes to gain his affections
For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true...that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiancĂ© by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort...
With his seduction he is determined to ruin her
Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing...
But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.

To Enter: Just comment on this post and click "I Did This" on the Giveaway Widget. That's It! You can do extra entries like liking my fb page and friending Beverley on Facebook. Tweet about this giveaway daily for an extra entry every day that you do! Just revisit this post and click that you tweeted for the day.

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