Interview with Katy Madison + Giveaway
Giveaway , Interviews , New / October 31, 2011

My Q&A with Katy Madison: Who are your romance “goddesses”? Do you have a top 5 of your favorite books? Romance “goddesses” hmm. I’d have to count Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and Georgette Heyer in my “goddess” category. And my top five favorite books, well, I read a lot of books, but reread very few. However there are a few I’ve read multiple times: Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and then just to confuse people The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov and the Unofficial Guide to Disney World. Can’t go wrong reading about the happiest place on earth, but I also like to go there with a plan. While herding my kids around the parks, I earned the title, Sergeant Mom. What makes writing historical romances so compellingly seductive to you? What do you look for when deciding to read a book? I’m fond of history so historical romances are a good fit for me. As for what catches my interest when deciding what to read, lots of stuff. A pretty cover. An interesting premise. An author I’ve read and liked before. Honestly, I’ll read about anything. I just want characters I believe in and can understand why they make…

SBBG4 Winners!
Giveaway , SBBG / October 30, 2011

Thank you to all the 2 900 people who entered to win the awesome prizes! And the SBBG4 winners are… The first winner will choose 15 items from the prize list  Entry #2270desi reilly   The 2nd will choose 13 items after the 1st winner has chosen  Entry #678sue brandes/katsrus   The 3rd will get 12 items after the 2nd winner has chosen  Entry #846Martina K   The 4th gets 10 items after the 3rd winner has chosen Entry #82 LJ Kentowski   The 5th gets 10 items after the 4th winner has chosen  Entry #4116Orsayor L. Simmons   The remaining books and/or giftcards will be given to our hosts. And the giftcard winners are…   $25 gift certificate to Amazon or The Book Depository Entry #4062Kulsuma   $15 Barnes & Noble eGift Card (US & Intl) or Gift Card (US) Entry #3054Mary Preston   $15 in books from the Book Depository Entry #4897Maureen   $10 in books from the Book Depository Entry #355Jeanne   $10 gift certificate to Amazon Entry #2928Linda Thum   results powered by Random.org contest powered by Rafflecopter     The winners have 48 hours from the date the email is sent to reply and claim…

Amongst the Ruins by Saewod Tice
4 stars , New , Rating , Reviews / October 29, 2011

Amongst the Ruins (The Chronicles of 2020) by Saewod Tice In the year 2220, only about 15% of Earth’s population have survived and thrived after the Nuclear Disaster of 2020. With the collapse of modern society, the population has regressed into eight clans. Amongst these clans, an unusual girl grows from child to adult. Raised on the run and in hiding, Shilo wants to be free of the expectations of women. But in a ruined world where anyone could be an enemy, only the radiation-twisted mutants are clearly identifiable. A fertile female is a precious treasure, and any lapse in caution can mean a loss of the freedom she longs for. Training as hard as a soldier would, in order to free herself from social constraints, she finds herself faced with an offer from a new clan–an offer that provides her with what she desires. But her recently found independence brings discovery, and discovery brings two very different men from her past—and each of them is determined to claim her. One is obsessed with owning her, the other desires her as the only person who can make him love again. About the author: Saewod Tice lives in Central Pennsylvania with…

Order Of Chaos Giveaway Blitz
Giveaway / October 27, 2011

The Order of Chaos by Rhonda L. Print One man possessed her heart. The other possessed her soul. Both had betrayed her. Leah Wolfe, a federal agent for SINS, Supernatural Investigations of Non-Human Species is determined to move on with her life and master her own gifts, including the ability to speak to the souls of the dead. Her ex-fiancé, Joaquin Wildhorse, was unable to accept her gifts and gave himself to another. Ian Nightwalker was more than willing to soothe her broken heart. With a prominent member of The Marquis, the vampire ruling council, intent of coming to Leah’s hometown, the threat of Chaos touching everyone she loves brings her down a path to work with both Joaquin Wildhorse and Ian Nightwalker once again. The Order of Chaos grabs the reader on the first page and leads them on a journey full of romance, action and suspense as it follows Leah into her first official case with SINS.  Leah is a strong-willed, kick-ass heroine who has conquered a life full of adversity with grace. Buy It Now! And if you’re not convinced, here’s a short excerpt: After one particularly long night, I poured myself a glass of wine and…

An Author's Scrapbook – Susan McKinney
New , Scrapbook Feature / October 27, 2011

Today we’re having the lovely author Susan McKinney over the blog! We’ll get to know her family, secret wish, guilty pleasure and all of her favorite things!   1- Favorite Books – Birds of America by Lorrie Moore, The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Urrea 2- Favorite Authors – Luis Urrea, Lorrie Moore, Tobias Wolff, Sandra Gulland 3- Favorite Blogs: –The San Miguel Writers Conference where I met my publisher! – Gina Hyams writer friend who just did a book on pies! – The Mirror– My Mexican middle school students writing imperfectly in English. 4- Favorite place to read – On the back of a horse.  Ha – not!  In a beach chair, really. 5- Favorite hobby – Riding with my daughters 6- Oddball Fact – My father was the 1981 NBA Coach of the Year.  He was with the Indiana Pacers.  His name is Jack McKinney. 7- Secret Wish – To give a reading with my father, who wrote Tales from the St. Joseph´s Hardwood: The Hawk Will Never Die 8- Favorite drink – You thought I’d say Margaritas, but it’s Micheladas! Take the largest beer mug you can find and salt the rim. Add ice, Clamato, Tabasco, beer.  I…