#Review: Avant Nation + #Giveaway
Giveaway , Reviews / March 27, 2015

CLARA SPINNER’S genetic code, future occupation and date of death have all been mapped out by the government. So when her innermost desires conflict with her rigidly planned life, she must hide them or risk losing everything. Fresh out of the academy, she loathes her new assignment as a medical technician, but those who complain tend to disappear, so what can she do? Deciding to make the best of the situation, it isn’t long before she becomes one of the top techs at the hospital, specializing in the use of memory retrieval equipment. As her skills gain recognition, she begins to make peace with the system until the day a loved one vanishes without a trace. Seeking answers, Clara’s search points to the Liberty Union Democracy, a nation at war with her own. Traveling incognito in enemy territory, where one wrong move could be her last, Clara retrieves a memory the government never intended anyone to see. Full of suspense, danger and romance—Avant Nation will take you on a wild ride into he near future. To be released March 17th by Misty Moon Media Avant Nation takes place in a futuristic world divided by 2 nations that are at war: Avantica and Liberty…

Exclusive Interview with Cynthia Eden + #Giveaway
Giveaway , Interviews / March 25, 2015

  Award-winning author CYNTHIA EDEN writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas. Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies include hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking. Nat:  Hi Cynthia, welcome to Reading Romances! Let’s start by approaching your new series. How did you come up with the  LOST  (Last Option Search Team) boys? Cynthia: Thanks so much for having me here! And as for my LOST group…I wanted to create a group that would focus on finding missing people—the people that cops and other authorities had given up hope of finding.   Gabe Spencer, the hero of BROKEN, understands how devastating it can be to lose someone you love. His sister was one of the missing, and he created the group because he wanted to save others, even though…

Embracing The Past by Cara Carnes + #Giveaway
Giveaway , Guest Post / March 24, 2015

  Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.

In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.
 Embracing the Past? Shortly after I wrote A Shadow’s Embrace I was having dinner with a good friend. As the conversation always goes, we eventually started yapping about writerly things and she asked what my latest book was about. When I told her, she immediately grasped into the desire to maneuver to the past and change it. I ignored the obvious debate over time travel not technically being a psychic ability because, well, I’m up for bending reality (obviously!). So we burrowed down the trail of what would we change if we had the ability to go back in time and undo things? How would it affect who we are today and what unfolded after the said event. She had a list. Let me tell you. It. Was. Long. Exes to never meet. Parties to…

Interview with Vivienne Lorret + Giveaway
Giveaway , Interviews / March 17, 2015

  USA Today bestselling author VIVIENNE LORRET loves romance novels, her pink laptop, her husband, and her two sons (not necessarily in that order … but there are days). Transforming copious amounts of tea into words, she is proud to be an Avon Impulse author of works including: “Tempting Mr. Weatherstone”, The Wallflower Wedding Series, and the Rakes of Fallow Hall series. Welcome to Reading Romances, Vivienne! Let us start with a basic question, when did you first start reading romance? VIVIENNE: Hi Nat! Thanks for having me here today. I first started reading romance as a teenager She and a friend traded romances, and so I started trading books with a friend, too (whose mother had a VAST collection of Fabio covers *sigh*). Needless to say, I was hooked. I still am.  What’s unique about historical romance and why did you decide to write under this sub-genre? The strictures of society help to make historical romance unique. The limitations, and well-defined gender roles, put a frame of tension around any setting where the hero and heroine are alone together. For these reasons, and many more, historical romance was my first love. And since I minored in history in college,…