Rock*It Reads Guest Author: Monica Burns & Giveaway!

Readers today are flooded with reading choices, both in digital and in print.  That’s fantastic, but how do you find the really good books in such a tidal wave of words?  Well, I have an answer for you.

Rock*It Reads.

RIR is an author collective I belong to which includes writers like Pamela Clare, Elisabeth Naughton, Joan Swan, and Erin Kellison.  We’re traditionally published authors who are also self-publishing.  We bring the same level of care to these works as we do to our traditional, New York published books, and when you see the RIR logo on our covers you can be assured that you’re getting a great read.

Over the next few months I’m going to introduce you to the writers in this group, some of whom you already probably know.  And I’m starting off with one of my favorite historical romance authors, the fabulous Monica Burns.

Monica is an award-winning author of spicy historical and paranormal romance.  Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me. She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart.

Monica’s latest RIR book is Obsession, a sexy historical romance which got wonderful reviews.

“…a fresh spin on a damsel in distress and… a hero who not only does the rescuing, but needs to be rescued from some demons of his own.” — Romance Reader at Heart

Here’s the blurb for Obsession:

A woman on the edge of sin…

Helen Rivenall is willing to do anything to escape the brutality of her uncle’s home. But a promise of honest employment is a ruse. Drugged and auctioned off in a notorious London brothel, she finds herself won by a man who wants nothing from her except her participation in a harmless charade. Left with no choice, she reluctantly agrees, but as their web of lies grows, so does temptation and the realization that pleasure and sin are often one and the same.

A man about to lose all control…

Sebastian Rockwood, Earl of Melton is haunted by a dark secret in his past. One that taught him control is a personal trait to be valued above all others. He also learned never to give his heart to anyone. The risk is too great. Yet where Helen is concerned, his prized control is slowly giving way to temptation, and all too quickly he discovers nothing can protect him from the ultimate obsession–love.

Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  And that is one gorgeous cover, if I do say so myself.  If you like your historical romance on the steamy side and with lots of emotion, then Monica’s books are perfect for you.  To read the first three chapter of Obsession and to watch the beautiful book trailer, visit Monica’s website.

For my readers today, Monica is giving away a copy of Obsession.  And I’m also giving away a copy of my latest VK Sykes contemporary romance, Bigger Than Beckham.  For a chance to win both books, just tell me something that you’re obsessed with – books, chocolate, a TV show – I want to know what really turns your crank!

And don’t forget to visit the RIR website to find out more about our authors and to sign up for our newsletter!


34 thoughts on “Rock*It Reads Guest Author: Monica Burns & Giveaway!”

  1. I am obsessed with owning books, I always have too many to read at one time. My husband just shakes his head when I bring home more. I just finished my first VK Sykes book Hardball and am starting Fastball. Thanks for the great giveaway. By the way salted dark chocolate is a close second to books, lol

  2. Love the cover and the blurb!

    I’m obsessed with looking at dogs on my local animal shelter everyday without fail. I love dogs, but can’t really have one. But I look, dream and obsess 🙂

    • Jen, thanks for stopping by! I’m obsessed with dogs, too. Now that I live in a condo building I have to feed my obsession by petting other people’s dogs and looking at them on line.

  3. Oh My Gosh!! I’m totally obsessed with Ferrero Rocher chocolate, especially the hazel nut one…*drools*
    I have to always buy them every Christmas or when ever I see them in stores, well sometimes. But man I love them so much!
    Reading would have to be next, no one can bother me when I’m reading and that’s all I do, and if I have chocolate, even better.

  4. I’m obsessed by the ritual of tea making & drinking. I love to drink ‘good’ tea from beautiful china tea cups. I follow a pattern in my tea making that comes from my Mother & her Mother.

  5. my kindle is my obsession..i even had my friend make me this cute little cover and i carry it around like it’s my baby :)my other obsession is time travel soon as i find my fairy circle’s on!!!!

  6. Chocolate is a favorite obsession of mine most of the year, except during the holiday season I tend to want nothing to do with it because I generally make 40 to 50 pounds of fudge which does put a damper on my chocloate craving for a short time.
    I am addicted to Arrow, American Horror Story Asylum, Game of Thrones and True Blood and holiday movies.
    I absolutely love Tuesday’s. I love it when I get a new released book and be able to read it ASAP.

  7. I am obsessed with books, but I would think anyone on an author’s website probably is. SO, I’m obsessed with Venetian Masks. My first year of Marching Band was Mardi Gras themed and since then I haven’t been able to stop collecting the masks.

  8. Aw love Monica’s books. She’s such a great lady too!

    I love lists so that’s probably my obsession. I’ll make lists for everything! Reading and cooking experiments are right up there too 🙂


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