More Stops on the Blog Tour for Royal Spy!

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Here’s where I am today, with more excerpts, reviews, and more chances to enter my giveaway!

Jan 14th- The Lusty Literate– P/Exc
(Stop 2) What’s Beyond Forks– Rev/Exc
(Stop 3) Written Love– Rev/Exc

I’m also blogging at Fresh Fiction and giving away a copy of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, book one in my Renegade Royals Series. Click here to join me!

And for my contemporary romance fans, I’m giving away a copy of my soon-to-be released VK Sykes book, Meet Me at the Beach, on facebook. This is book one in the new Seashell Bay Series coming from Grand Central Publishing on Feb. 24th. Just stop by my VK Sykes facebook page to enter to win an ARC!

Meet Me at the Beach cover

Guest Author: Debbie Mason & Her Holiday Blog Tour!!

Debbie Mason

I’m so happy to be featuring bestselling Grand Central author Debbie Mason on the blog today.  Debbie writes warm, funny, very romantic contemporary romance–she’s also my critique partner, so I know what a truly good writer she is.  She’s kicked off her new series, set in a small town in the Colorado Rockies, with a wonderful holiday romance called The Trouble With Christmas.

Here’s the blurb:

It will take a Christmas miracle to melt her heart.

Resort developer Madison Lane is about to lose the one thing she loves most in the world—her job. Dubbed “The Grinch Who Killed Christmas,” Madison spoiled a deal that would turn quaint Christmas, Colorado, into a tourist’s winter wonderland. Now the citizens want her fired but the company gives her one last chance, sending Madison to the small town to restore the holiday cheer.

For Sheriff Gage McBride, no hotshot executive from New York City is going to destroy the dreams of the people he loves. But one look at this beautiful woman and it’s his heart that may be broken. In just a few days, Madison causes more trouble than he’s had to deal with all year. He can’t decide if she’s naughty or nice, but one thing is for certain—Christmas will never be the same again…

Trouble with Christmas

Trust me–this is one fun romance you don’t want to miss!

Debbie is also running a blog tour with a swell grand prize.  Check out this monster of a gift basket!

Debbie's contest

You know you want it!  For a chance to win and to read some great excerpts from The Trouble With Christmas, check out Debbie’s blog tour here.  And be sure to check Debbie out on facebook and Twitter, too!


Guest Author: Margaret Mallory & Giveaway!

I’m very pleased to have a superbly talented author featured on my blog today.  She’s Margaret Mallory, and she writes award-winning historical romance.  And when I say award-winning, I mean it!

Margaret burst onto the historical romance writing scene in 2009, with her medieval series, All The King’s Men.  The first book in that series, Knight of Desire, won the Beacon Contest for best historical, and finaled in the Readers’ Crown and Golden Quill contests.  Her second book, Knight of Pleasure, won the Maggie Award and the Beacon, and finaled in the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA contest.  And her third book, Knight of Passion, won three contests and finaled in seven more.  Along the way, she’s picked up stellar reviews, including Top Picks from sites like RT Book Reviews, Fresh Fiction, and The Season.

You get the picture, eh?

Margaret has a new series out, called The Return of the Highlanders:

Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can’t prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.

Sounds great, doesn’t it?  The first book is The Guardian, released by Grand Central Publishing in May, 2011.

Well, he looks pretty grand, doesn’t he?  And the reviews for this book were grand, too.  It got a Top Pick from The Season, who said this about The Guardian:

“This extraordinary medieval novel absolutely encompasses the 3 Cs: clans, chieftains and castles in a perfect indulgence for readers wanting a hint of paranormal with the intoxicating combination of fearless warriors, loyal family, and the unmistakable pull of the Scottish Highlands.”

You can find all the details on Margaret’s website, including more reviews, buy links, and an excerpt.

Margaret has a new book out in this series, called The Sinner.

Oh, boy.  I can think of some sinning I’d like to do with that guy!  Here’s the blurb:


Alex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to never take a wife. But now his chieftain has asked him to make the ultimate sacrifice: wed Glynis MacNeil, a lass famed throughout the Highlands for her exquisite beauty—and defiant ways.

Familiar with heartbreak, Glynis refuses to fall for another handsome scoundrel. Yet when Alex’s past sins force an unlikely union, Glynis gives in to temptation and becomes his wife. Will their newfound passion be strong enough to fight the enemy that threatens their home, their clan, and their very lives?

Sounds like a great combination of adventure and romance, doesn’t it?  Visit Margaret’s website for all the details on The Sinner, including an excerpt.  Trust me – you won’t regret it!

For my readers today, Margaret is graciously giving away a copy of The Guardian.  Let’s stick with the Highlands – more specifically, men from the Highlands!  Who’s your favorite guy in a kilt?  Sean Connery, Mel Gibson, or is there a fictional Highlander who you adore?  Just tell me for a chance to win a copy of The Guardian.