May Contain Spoilers
I loved Fireborn, so I was eager to dive into Wicked Embers. While I did enjoy it, the non-ending was a letdown for me. I prefer at least the illusion of completeness, even if I know that the larger, more complicated plot threats won’t be wrapped up until later in the series. I didn’t even get my faux ending here; instead, Emberly, Jackson, and Rory manage to survive a no-holds barred battle with some vampires and bam! It’s the last page. So the grade did take a knock for that. Read more
This morning I have a spotlight and giveaway for How to Marry a Royal Highlander by Vanessa Kelly!
How to Marry a Royal Highlander
The Renegade Royals # 4
By: Vanessa Kelly
Releasing June 30, 2015
Illegitimate yet thoroughly irresistible, the Renegade Royals are leaving behind their careers as daring spies for the greatest adventure of all… Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Tiffany! What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Tiffany Snow] I’d say my cell phone, but that’s probably everyone’s answer. So I’ll change it up a bit and add that I won’t leave the house without putting on my eyebrow gel (don’t ask—it’s a weird makeup thing that I feel naked without).
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now. Read more
Jill Shalvis dropped by the virtual offices to answer a few questions in celebration of her upcoming release, Second Chance Summer.
What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
My Kindle!!!!! I’m always on the run and when there’s any downtime at all, I whip that baby out and have my choice of hundreds of books right in my purse.
Name three things on your desk right now.
I don’t have a desk. I work on a laptop. So I’ll tell you three things on my “desk top”. A hot guy file full of pics for writing inspiration. A pics of my kids wrestling on the couch. And the manuscript I’m writing… Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I am a sucker for cowboys and veterinarians, so when I saw that The Heart of a Cowboy had both, I instantly borrowed it from my local library. While parts of the story had me rolling my eyes, overall, I thought this was a good read. Lots of soul searching from both protagonists, a dark secret that’s been entrusted to Natalie, and genuinely likable supporting characters had me finishing this off in less than an afternoon. Read more
This morning I have an excerpt and giveaway for A Promise of Forever by Marilyn Pappano!
A PROMISE OF FOREVER by Marilyn Pappano (June 30, 2015; Forever Mass Market; A Tallgrass Novel)
Sergeant First Class Avi Grant’s return to Tallgrass, Oklahoma is a long-deferred wish come true. With her final tour in Afghanistan over, Avi can focus on her future-a job here at home and a family of her own. There’s just one thing she has to do first: visit her beloved commanding officer’s widow and share her grief. The last thing she expected was to feel an instant attraction to the woman’s son. Too bad the sexy surgeon is impossible to ignore . . . and even harder to resist. Read more
Ask and You Shall Receive…
The Last Riders #7
Releasing July 29th, 2015
Young Ink Press
Life dealt him a dead man’s hand.
Lucky had always led a life of service, always putting his life on the line for someone else, managing to survive by pure luck and skill. After bringing an end to a multi-state drug ring, he was finally able to live the life he had wanted as a Last Rider.
A good man would walk away and not touch the curvy woman who had been tugging on his heartstrings. Lucky wasn’t a good man. Therefore, the bad-ass biker in him had a choice: once again become the man he had pretended to be and stake his claim or take the devil’s highway. Read more
Maggie McGinnis dropped by the virtual offices to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Cowboy. Check it out!
Why I Stick to the Sweet Side by Maggie McGinnis
Thanks so much for hosting me today! I’m so excited to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Cowboy with you!
When I first started writing romance, I was pretty secretive about it. After all, I had children … and a mother … and a mother-in-LAW, for God’s sake. What if I was lucky enough to get published? They might—gasp—read my books. And then they’d look at me differently, right? Seriously, we’re talking native New Englanders here. We did not talk of such things as romance in my house, even though clearly, something had happened there at least three times, since I had two brothers.
When I wrote my first sex scene, I immediately chopped it out of the manuscript and saved it in a new file that I named “grocery list.” I mean, what if I keeled over from some mystery illness and my mother ended up in charge of sorting out the files on my laptop? If she came across that scene, the poor woman would be rinsing her eyes for weeks!
Weeks later, I tried again. Chopped it again. Filed it again. Read more