[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Elizabeth! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Elizabeth Harmon] Creative, energetic, sociable, easily-distracted, short
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Pairing Off?
[Elizabeth Harmon] Absolutely! A great way to describe my debut novel, “Pairing Off” is that it’s like “The Cutting Edge” with a Russian twist. It’s the story of a pairs figure skating duo who team up to train for the Olympics and fall in love in the process. What makes it different from TCE is that it’s set mostly in Russia and the hero is Russian. He’s also a champion pairs figure skater, rather than a hockey guy recruited at the last minute. Anton did play hockey as a kid though, and was proud to have the best double toe loop jump of any goalie in the youth league.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Elizabeth Harmon] One of the most romantic scenes is when Carrie and Anton skate on a moonlit pond in Moscow’s Gorky Park. Their relationship has deepened but they’ve not yet crossed the line from friend-zone into something more. I love the romantic setting, the sexual tension between Carrie and Anton, and also the details about the cold night, tinny music and the little crowd who applauds after watching this champion-level pair skate together. Watching skilled pair skaters do their stuff live is really amazing, especially when it’s impromptu, as this skate is. I also love Anton’s little comment to Carrie at the end, when he says, “guess we’re pretty good.” Read more
Romance at Random is having another blog hop, and you can win lots of awesome prizes!! To get the party started, just keep reading!
The TURNED BLOG HOP officially begins March 20, 2014:
To celebrate Virna DePaul’s upcoming release of TURNED, (4/1/2014) we’re hopping and giving away free books — see the great prizes below! Make sure to visit each site to increase your chances to win! Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Jenn! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Jenn Chance] Happy, Lucky, Workaholic, Daydreaming Author
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Rock It? Read more
Reaching into my Random House goodie bag, I have this special surprise to share! Check out the prologue from Monica McCarty’s The Raider, and then enter for your chance to win a digital copy!! Thanks again to the awesome peeps at Random House for making this weekend’s spotlights and giveaways possible!
After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart. Read more
Today’s Random House goodie is A Wicked Pursuit by Isabella Bradford!! Thanks to the generous peeps at RH, I have an excerpt for you to enjoy, and a digital copy to give to one of you. Please check back tomorrow for one more Random House surprise!
In Isabella Bradford’s enthralling new trilogy, three noble brothers—London’s most scandalous rakes—are about to do the unthinkable: settle down. Harry Fitzroy, Earl of Hargreave, is the first to meet his match and lose his heart . . . to a lady who’s not all what he expected. Read more
Let’s get the weekend kicked off with some good times with Random House! Thanks to Sue (thank you!!), I have some excepts and giveaways for you! Kicking off the action is the flirty and fun Love Game by Elise Sax. Check back tomorrow for another excerpt and a chance to win an awesome book!
About the book:
Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, and Katie MacAlister, Elise Sax’s wickedly funny Matchmaker series proves that the road to love comes with a few dead ends. Read more
RUINED: An Ethan Frost Novel by Tracy Wolff
On sale January 7, 2014
Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, and Release Me will be hooked on Ruined, an electrifying journey of emotional and sexual discovery that pushes two damaged souls to their breaking point—and beyond.
He’s the last man Chloe Girard should love . . . but the first she ever could. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
After Midnight was my favorite novella in the Heating Up the Holidays anthology. It’s a sexy story with relatable characters that you want to find their HEA. Both Miles and Nora are at the lowest point in their lives when they meet at a party on New Year’s Eve. Their attraction is instant and combustible, but events separate them before they have a chance to swap their names, let alone their phone numbers. Both are on the rebound, and Miles is under the threat of a criminal investigation, so both think that, perhaps, it’s for the best that they didn’t hook up. Read more