Interview with Bethanne Strasser, Author of Letters From Home and Giveaway!

Please give a warm welcome to Bethanne Strasser!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Bethanne Strasser] Lover. Army Wife. Friend. Mother. Impulsive. Rebellious. Faithful. Irish. Temper. Strong-willed.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Letters from Home?

[Bethanne Strasser] Letters from Home is a story of finding love where you least expect it. When Lena Rodriguez comes home from a deployment, she expects to meet the man of her dreams. Instead, the man who keeps grabbing her attention is Zachary Benson, the friend who has always been more like a brother. It’s a sweet [okay, not really sweet as in--a sensual rating. :D :P], poignant story about going beyond friendship to a love that will last a lifetime.

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Novella Review: Roman Holiday 2 Hitched by Ruthie Knox

 

 

Roman Holiday 2: Hitched: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

This episode of Roman Holiday is a blast.  Ashley has convinced (tricked) Roman to help her evacuate with her things from the approaching hurricane.  What she neglects to tell him is that her “things” means the ancient Airstream trailer that her grandmother left for her.  She also fails to mention that her evacuation plans involve driving hundreds of miles to her friend’s house.  She is convinced that her friend can convince Roman that his plan to tear down the resort community is a terrible idea. Ashley is so fortunate that Roman is a man of his word, and that after learning he’s been played, he doesn’t just dump her and her beat up trailer on the side of the road.

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Novella Review: On His List by Wendy Sparrow

 

 

On His List (Entangled Flirts)

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

ZOMG, I really enjoyed this novella, and I will use a word to describe it that I typically avoid because it is so over-used.  On His List is adorable.  I loved the uptight Owen, and worried that his OCD would prevent him from seeing how perfect Remy would be for him.  Would he look past her unplanned, spontaneous exterior to the caring woman lurking under the flashy clothes and oh so not sensible shoes?  Could he get beyond her list defacing ways?

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Interview with Rebecca Thomas, Author of The Blacksmith’s Son and Giveaway!

 

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Hi, Rebecca!  Welcome to the Manga Maniac Café!  Can you please describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Rebecca Thomas] Stories must have a happy ending—tennis player, reluctant jogger, hockey crazy, board game lover, wife and mother who writes romantic fiction.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Blacksmith’s Son?

[Rebecca Thomas]Sure. My story opens with the heroine trying to end the suffering of an injured horse, but she doesn’t realize whose horse she’s trying to help, until it’s too late.

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Review and Giveaway: Run for the Roses by Rachel Schieffelbein

 

 

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

I wanted to read Run for the Roses because the protagonist competes with her Arabian horse, and she rides saddleseat.  Do you know how many times I have read a book were the protagonist rides saddleseat?  Maybe three, and I read a ton of horse books.  Almost every book with competitive riding features hunters or jumpers, so I was stoked to read this story.  I wanted to see how closely Abigail’s preparations and challenges stacked up against mine.  Even though she competes in a different circuit because she shows Arabians and I show Morgans (and Saddlebreds), the run up to the biggest show of the year felt very familiar.  I really enjoyed Run for the Roses, and I wished that it was just a little longer.  At about 80 pages, most of the action takes place at the Youth Nationals, as Abigail is struggling to stay focused on winning what is essentially her last show.  She’s about to head off to U of M, and once she’s in college, it will be very difficult for her to be able to afford to show.

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Novella Review: ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed by Amy Andrews

 

‘Tis the Season to be Kissed (Entangled Indulgence)

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

I loved this novella!  It’s sweet and sexy at the same time, and is funny as hell.  I couldn’t put my Kindle down once I started ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed, and I was completely engaged in the story from the first page.  Both protagonists are extremely likeable,  the story is told with humor, and the set up and character interactions are completely believable.   This novella blew me away with its charm, and I can hardly wait to read more by Amy Andrews.

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