After All Is Said and Done Giveaway + Guest Post
Giveaway , Guest Post , New / September 28, 2011

Guest Post: Over twenty years ago, my husband to be asked me once if I would be able to forgive him if he said or did anything to hurt me.  I vividly remember shrugging my shoulders and saying ‘Yeah.  If you said you were sorry.’ Now, those words rolled off of my tongue very easily, but the act of forgiveness itself is not such an easy task.  I am not the world’s most forgiving person.  In fact, it takes me forever to get over something. This brings me to the question of why do we forgive?  Do we do it to make the person that has wronged us feel better?  Or do we do it for ourselves?  And how do we truly forgive someone? I have met a few people in my life who have the ability to truly forgive and forget.  These people are fortunate souls indeed.  Hurt seems to roll of their shoulders like water. Elton John wrote a beautiful song for The Lion King called The Circle Of Life.  There is a verse in there that goes ‘Some of us sail through our troubles, and some of us live with the scars.’  As humans, some of have…

Masquerade by Gabrielle Bisset + Interview
5 stars , Interviews , New , Rating , Reviews / September 27, 2011

What you’ll read next: who’s the most erotic character Gabrielle has ever written, bad guys being heroes, crafting second characters, how she come up with all the names, and insight on Destiny Redeemed! *** Reading Romances: How does it feel to be wrapping up the Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy? Gabrielle Bisset: It’s a little sad, actually.  I love that time period, but I’m very much an author who likes the trilogy idea. Do you feel like someday you might want to continue and expand it to a bigger series of novellas, or do you have it in your mind as a closed series already? I have to admit until this moment I had it closed in my mind, but that was because I hadn’t thought of it, I guess.  Also, it’s almost like I haven’t finished it in actuality because I’m in the middle of writing Vasilije’s story, and even though his is set in modern times in New Orleans, it’s still related to the Trilogy. What about Cecile from Masquerade? Will we get to read her story? I absolutely adore her! I’m so thrilled to read you liked her.  I’d never even considered it, mainly because Cecile, like all…

In Total Surrender by Anne Mallory + Interview + Giveaway
4 stars , Giveaway , Interviews , Rating , Reviews / September 26, 2011

In Total Surrender (Secrets, #3) by Anne Mallory September 27th 2011 by Avon My Q&A with Anne Mallory! Reading Romances: Who are your favorite romance authors, and are there any new authors who have grasped your interest? Anne Mallory : I have so many favorites, but Marjorie M. Liu, Sarah MacLean and Meredith Duran are current loves. Q: If someone were writing a story about Anne Mallory what would your blurb say? A: This is the strange tale of an optimistic girl with crazy hair and very questionable taste in shoes… 
Q: How is the process of naming your characters and books? A: I have to have a title and character names that resonate in order to write, but sometimes that resonance changes, and then so do the names of the characters.  It all depends on how much I have “set” in my mind when I start writing.  Some books bloom fully before I start typing, some are slow-to-open buds. Q: How do you like your heroes and heroines? A: I like characters who are strong, smart and adaptable.  I tend to like my heroes a little rough around the edges.  My heroines tend to be pretty pragmatic. Q: What…

SBBG3 Winners
SBBG / September 24, 2011

And the winners are: 1st prize winner: Entry #2139Kate aka YzhaBella’s BookShelf 2nd prize winner: Entry #2772juhina 3rd prize winner: Entry #3031Marianna Ballard Entry #3348joannie sparks Entry #1003Grace Giftcard winners: Entry #3518Laura Ann Dunks Entry #1894amanda Entry #1191Ada Miller Entry #3485jill kecseg Entry #2381donnas You’ll receive an email and pleaset reply within 48 hours! Thank you very much for participating,  I hope you’ll be with us in the next edition: october 22-29!