We Have Winners!

Lots of winners today!  The winner of Stacey Joy Netzel’s book is bn100.  The winner of Alexandra Hawkin’s book is Lexi.  The winner of the Amazon gift card from my part of The Hero Blog Hop is Jessie Llewellyn.  Congratulations, ladies!  I’ll be in touch.  For those of you who participated in The Hero Blog Hop, you can check out Carrie Ann Ryan’s website for all the winners.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog.  My guest tomorrow is contemporary romance and women’s fiction author Meg Bellamy.  Be sure to stop by!

Guest Author: Alexandra Hawkins & Giveaway!

I love featuring historical romance authors, so I’m really happy that Alexandra Hawkins is on the blog today.  Alexandra is a USA Today bestselling author, whose Lords of Vice books have received much justified acclaim.  Here’s what RT Book Reviews had to say about the series:

“Those sexy Lords of Vice return as another member is caught in a maze of love and danger. Hawkins’ talent for perfectly merging gothic elements into a sexually charged romance are showcased along with the marvelous cast of characters taking readers on a thrill ride.”

Alexandra writes smart, sophisticated and very sexy books, so it’s always an occasion to cheer when she has a new one coming out.  And she does this week, with the release of All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess, which hits the shelves tomorrow.  Hooray! Here’s what RT Books Reviews had to say about this latest book in the Lords of Vice series:

“Desire in disguise was never so sweet or passionate, and Hawkins hooks readers and draws them in all the way to the perfect ending.”

Beautiful cover, isn’t it?  And here’s the blurb:

Simon Jefferes, the Marquess of Sainthill, has done the unthinkable—he’s fallen in love. The so-called “Saint” has spent his life gambling, dallying with women, and satisfying his every whim. And he fully intended to continue his wicked ways, until he met the mysterious, exotic, and irresistible Madame Venna—the one woman he can’t have…and the only one he’s ever wanted for more than an evening.

The proprietress of the Golden Pearl, one of London’s most exclusive brothels, Madame Venna takes pride in the lush, decadent club she’s created. With a half-mask to conceal her identity, she’s careful to safeguard something even more valuable—her heart. But Saint is determined to tear down the walls she’s built around herself, and to finally expose the truth—that Madame Venna is a woman very much in love…with him.

Sounds scrumptious, doesn’t it?  I love a little mystery with my romance!  Check out Alexandra’s website for all the details and to read an excerpt from All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess.  And don’t forget to view her beautiful book trailer!

For my readers, Alexandra is graciously giving away a copy of All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess.  Let’s talk about heroes–specifically, rakes.  Do you love the historical bad boy?  Are you willing to forgive him all his rakish ways, especially if he falls hard for his lady?  Or do you prefer a hero who’s always been a knight in shining armor?

And don’t forget that there’s still one more day to join A Hero’s Blog Hop, a really fun hop featured over 100 bloggers and authors.  You can start with my part of the hop right here.

We Have Winners!


The winners of Alexandra Hawkins’ new book, Sunrise with a Notorious Lord, are Laura Ferrari and Dalila G.  Congratulations!  I’ll be in touch.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog.  My guest authors coming up this week are debut romantic suspense author Joan Swan, urban fantasy author Linda Poitevin, and debut historical romance author Manda Collins.  You will not want to miss any of them!

Guest Author: Alexandra Hawkins & Giveaway!


I’m featuring a fantastic author on the blog today.  She’s Alexandra Hawkins, and she’s a USA Today bestselling writer of historical romance.  In The Lords of Vice series, Alexandra has combined her love of English history, mythology, and romance to create sensual, character-driven stories that readers have enthusiastically taken to their hearts.

Alexandra burst onto the romance writing scene with her first book, All Night With A Rogue.


Awesome cover, isn’t it?  Whew – talk about hot!  And the reviews for this book were great.  Here’s what Loves Romances and More had to say about it:

“A truly fantastic debut novel! ALL NIGHT WITH A ROGUE is one of the best Regency romances that I have read for quite awhile.”

And RT Book Reviews said that “Hawkin’s first Lords of Vice tale calls to mind the highly sensual reads of Bertrice Small and Susan Johnson.”  Very nice!

Alexandra followed up her first book with two more in the series:  Till Dawn With The Devil and After Dark With A Scoundrel.


Goodness, what beautiful covers!  Needless to say, Alexandra’s subsequent books received great reviews as well, including this one from Fresh Fiction for Till Dawn With The Devil:

“Ms. Hawkins weaves a fantastic tale threaded heavily with scandals, secrets, and sins, yet gentled with blossoming friendships and budding romance. TILL DAWN WITH THE DEVIL promises an intoxicating journey, and delivers with an exciting series of twists and turns that leave the reader disoriented and begging for more.”

Fortunately for her readers, Alexandra has a new book in The Lords of Vice series – Sunrise With A Notorious Lord.


It’s got everything you’ve come to expect from Alexandra’s books, including a sexy new Lord of Vice:


Christopher Courtland, Earl of Vanewright—known around London as “Vane”—is the very picture of a rich, handsome ladies’ man. Why shackle himself to just one lady when he’s free to sample them all? In spite of his own mother’s attempts at matchmaking, Vane has sworn to stay single. Until he has a chance run-in with Miss Isabel Thorne…


A modest and refined beauty, Isabel is a lot more brazen than she appears. When a pickpocket tries to make way with Vane’s bejeweled snuffbox, Isabel attempts to thwart his escape…and manages to steal Vane’s heart. But the harder he tries to seduce the sharp-tongued, strong-willed Isabel, the more she resists. Now it’s up to this tried-and-true bachelor to find a new way to play the game…or risk losing the one woman who’s ever captured his heart.

Doesn’t that sound great?  I don’t know about you, but I’m a total sucker for this kind of delicious story.  The details are on Alexandra’s website.  And make sure you check out the book trailer for Sunrise With A Notorious Lord on YouTube.

For my readers today, Alexandra is giving away not one but two copies of her new book!  Just tell me what your secret vice is (mine is cupcakes) for a chance to win Sunrise With A Notorious Lord.  Two people who comment will win the book.

We Have Winners!


The winners of my prizes for the New Year Blog Hop are Juliana and Cathy M.  Congratulations!  I’ll be in touch.

Thanks to everyone for participating in the Blog Hop event.  I hope you’ll stop by my blog tomorrow to visit with USA Today bestselling historical romance author Alexandra Hawkins.  We’ll be talking about her new book, Sunrise With A Notorious Lord, and giving away two copies.  You won’t want to miss that!