We Have Winners!

The winner of Heather Snow’s debut book, Sweet Enemy, is Lethea B.  And the winner of Jenna Bayley-Burke’s book, Private Scandal, is misskallie.  Congratulations!  I’ll be in touch.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog this week.  My featured guests next week include best-selling historical romance author Deanne Gist and the acclaimed Regency-set historical romance author Katharine Ashe.  Don’t miss them!

Guest Author: Jenna Bayley-Burke & Giveaway!

Do you like contemporary romance that’s sexy, funny, and still has a lot of warmth?  Then you’ll love my featured author today.  She’s Jenna Bayley-Burke, and she writes for Mills & Boon and Samhain Publishing.

Jenna’s first book was Just One Spark, which according to Cataromance is a “romantic sizzler which is packed with passionate love scenes, delicious humor, and exhilarating romance!”

Sounds like my kind of book!  Cooking Up A Storm followed, along with several single title romances from Samhain.  All of Jenna’s books got great reviews, emphasizing her smart, sexy writing, appealing characters, and humorous elements.  Here’s what what RT Book Reviews had to say about Jenna’s bestselling romance, Compromising Positions:

“This thoroughly enjoyable romantic comedy has likable characters and a smart, spitfire heroine…Bayley-Burke delivers a really fun read.”

Luckily for her readers, Jenna has two new books out right now.  The first is an e-book called For Kicks.

Here’s the book blurb:

Breeze Cohen senses something is missing from her life, but her career doesn’t leave time for anything but retail business strategy—particularly the upcoming product launch for her cornerstone client, Nitrous.

No way is she going to let live-for-the-moment Logan Chandler tarnish her professional reputation. Even if the ex-athlete poster boy for Nitrous makes her heart pound like she’s run a marathon.

After surviving a near-fatal accident, Logan doesn’t want to waste a minute of life. It’s meant to be lived, ravished, enjoyed—and there’s no one he’d like to ravish more than Breeze. There’s a deep pool of mutual desire beneath her icy façade. He can feel it every time they touch.

When a training snafu at Nitrous launches Breeze into damage control, Logan is ready and waiting to lace up and take her for a run on the wilder side—if he can catch her.

Warning: Side effects may include a desire to melt chocolate with body heat, spontaneous phone sex, and an intense drive to find loopholes in your workplace fraternization policy.

Romance Divas calls this book: “a little spicy, a little sweet, and very fulfilling.”

Jenna’s other book is Private Scandal, which is out in print.

This book got 4-1/2 stars from RT Book Reviews, who called it “as juicy as a soap opera and more fun than a day at the beach!”

Here’s the blurb for Private Scandal:

Three months ago, Megan Carlton had the world on a string. That was before the man she loved took over her family’s hotel business and wiped out a family fortune it had taken generations to build. And before she caught him kissing another woman.

Her only solace: the secrecy of their affair saved the family from public scandal, and kept her embarrassment private. Meanwhile, with a mountain of self-confidence to rebuild, she trades her Manolos and late-night parties for coffee-stained sneakers and early morning barista shifts.

Brandon Knight had everything he ever wanted—then the woman of his dreams disappeared without one word of explanation. When he finds Megan serving coffee, he wonders if the socialite is suffering from amnesia. A hot venti to the chest proves she recognizes him. But she’s got the situation—and him—all wrong. All he has to do now is prove it.

That sounds like total fun, doesn’t it?  You can visit Jenna’s website to read more reviews, and to find out all about her books.  She’s got excerpts too, so be sure to check those out.

For my readers today, Jenna is giving away a copy of Private Scandal (I really want to read this one!).  To be eligible to win, just leave a comment.  Since Jenna’s heroine in this book is a barista, let’s talk coffee.  What’s your favorite coffee drink?  Do you like a mocha latte, a soy latte, or just a plain old cup of coffee?  Or maybe you prefer tea?  Whatever, let us know what’s your choice of hot beverage.  One person who comments will win a copy of Jenna’s book.

Winners & Contests!

The winner of Lex Valentine’s book, Kissing Joan Collins, is Yvette, and the winner of Jody Wallace’s book, Pack and Coven, is donna ann.  Congratulations, ladies!  I’ll be in touch.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog.  My guests next week will be historical romance author Heather Snow, contemporary romance author Jenna Bayley-Burke, and romance/thriller writer Leslie Langtry.  You won’t want to miss any of them!

And don’t forget I’m running a fabulous contest with a group of truly terrific authors.  Elise Rome, Shana Galen, Lila DiPasqua, and Heather Snow are joining me in giving away the ENTIRE, signed backlists of some of your favorite authors.  I’m giving away the fabulous Cynthia Eden’s backlist – Cynthia writes very sexy paranormal romance and romantic suspense.  She’s one of my personal favorites, and if you haven’t read her books you’re in for an incredible treat.

The other backlists will be from the following authors:  Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Hoyt, Julie Garwood.

Okay, so what do you have to do to enter this contest?  Elise, Shana, Lila, Heather, and I are running a special facebook application on our individual pages where you can enter to win the complete, signed backlists from the amazing authors I’ve listed above.  For those of you who are already following me on facebook, just check out the Indulge in Our Favorite Authors tab on my facebook page sidebar to complete your entry.

Again, all you need to do is hop onto Facebook and follow the authors who want to give away these books:  Elise Rome, Shana Galen, Lila DiPasqua, Heather Snow.  And moi, of course!  Again, if you’re already following me, you just have to complete the very quick and easy application – click on the Indulge Our Favorite Authors tab in my sidebar to do that.

Please note, you must follow and enter on each of the five Facebook pages to be eligible to win each backlist. The giveaway will run till the end of February, when we will then select the winners. Even better, this contest is open to US and international residents! All books will be in English as print books; if any books in the backlists are currently our of print, used books will be purchased for those titles so that the backlist will be complete

Those are the rules! Tell your friends, tell your family, tell any fellow romance fan you know. And get out there and start liking those pages!