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Tag: Romance

Cinderella’s Cowboy by Roxanne Snopek

Cinderella’s Cowboy by Roxanne Snopek

About “Cinderella’s Cowboy”Chad Anders doesn’t know why mousy Cynthia Henley trips all over her tongue when she’s around him. Nor does he understand his undeniable attraction to this good girl. Wild and sexy is his type, like the dream-girl he caught a glimpse of years earlier he’s never forgotten.Cynthia’s superpower is invisibility, especially with men. […]

His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones

His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones

About “His Captive Princess”Earned respect is sweet…but deserved revenge is sweeter.Warren de Tracy was assured the Welsh village of Dinefwr would be an easy conquest, as would the widow of its fallen prince. Wedding her will appease the locals and win the respect of his liege, the usurper King Stephen.Instead, Warren is ambushed, taken prisoner […]

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

About “The Girl of Diamonds and Rust”“Maybe this is love. Protecting the part of yourself most important to you and knowing when to let go so that you can keep a small piece of that person alive and real in your heart.”~~Chrissie Parker“He will never need you the way I need you. He will never […]

Author Interview: Chicki Brown

Author Interview: Chicki Brown

About Chicki BrownYear first published: 2010Number of books and short stories currently published: NineBio: Shades of Romance Magazine 2011 Author of the Year, Chicki Brown has published nine novels and one novella, all of which have made different Kindle bestseller lists. A voracious reader since she was a child, Chicki grew up reading everything she […]

Free Book: The Depot: When Life and Death Cross Tracks by Carmen DeSousa

Free Book: The Depot: When Life and Death Cross Tracks by Carmen DeSousa

The Depot (When Life and Death Cross Tracks) is a thirteen-thousand-word mini mystery with a ghostly edge by bestselling romantic-suspense author Carmen DeSousa. If you are looking for her full-length novels, please check out her Amazon author page.They say The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the […]

Downsizing To An E-Reader

Downsizing To An E-Reader

 My family is filled with serious readers. When together, we collect books, trade books, talk books. Even the little humans among us refuse to go to sleep without their favorite stories being read to them.Recently, during an all-hands-on-deck session to help a family member with a move, while packing up about 20 shelves crammed with […]

Writing Fiction: Historical vs. Contemporary Romance

Writing Fiction: Historical vs. Contemporary Romance

Like many writers, I find my creativity fueled by reading the works of other novelists.I read every fiction genre, major or common, except horror (I’m not emotionally equipped for the utter darkness often presented in its pages), and I tend to be the type of consumer who purchases my stack of my weekly reading, one […]

I am my characters

I am my characters

People often comment on how “real” my characters are and they ask me how I create such believable heroines. I suppose it is because most of my work is grounded in reality. My characters are not me but some of their struggles, particularly with men, come from my own struggles—even if I don’t realize it […]

The New Romance Aisle: Lover’s Lane at Lowe’s

The New Romance Aisle: Lover’s Lane at Lowe’s

Who says a trip to the hardware store can’t be romantic? Not me!Not any of my friends, either, as it turns out.Over the summer, couple after couple pointed out to me (in unrelated conversations) that once they had settled down, they spent far more time together going out to hardware stores than going out to […]

The Summer of Curveballs

The Summer of Curveballs

It’s…September?I keep looking at the calendar to confirm that the summer is really over. I guess the gentle fall of the first leaves, the shorter days, and the perfect weather (by D.C. standards) should be proof enough, but neither my eyes nor my mind wants to believe it. Where did summer go? I ask myself […]

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Just a Matter of Time by LaRhonda Simmons

Just a Matter of Time by LaRhonda Simmons

About Just a Matter of Time:Jade is dating super sexy personal trainer Eli Turner. Eli is the best thing that’s happened to her in a long time and the sex between them is the best she’s ever encountered. The only problem is that Eli is very secretive about his personal life, which makes Jade think […]

Author Interview: Staci Hart

Author Interview: Staci Hart

Author Staci Hart1. Thanks for being here today, Staci! Please tell readers about your path from writer to published author. So happy to be here with you all!When I first began to write, it was purely experimental, but once I started writing it, I knew that it was something I would see through. I knew […]

Contest: Win a Kindle Fire!

Contest: Win a Kindle Fire!

*** Be sure to stop at everyone’s blog to increase your chances of winning! Comments on http://theromancetroupe.blogspot.com do NOT count toward the prizes ***  CONTEST ENDS MARCH 22, 2013 TOUR STOPS Krystal ShannanNatalie Gibson – Satin Sheets RomanceJinni JamesSusan D. TaylorDariel RayeLynda Kaye FrazierLiberty Ann IrelandHarlie WilliamsAngela RoseSusan B. AnnaSuzan Tisdale  Leave a comment and your email at […]

Free Book: The Dreamer (Highland Treasure Trilogy) by May McGoldrick

Free Book: The Dreamer (Highland Treasure Trilogy) by May McGoldrick

First Book in Highland Treasure TrilogyOriginally published by Signet (Penguin) May 2000 Synopsis The acclaimed author of The Thistle and the Rose presents an exciting new trilogy. Three sisters each hold a clue to their family’s treasure–and the key to the hearts of three Highland warriors…Praise for the novels of May McGoldrick:”Love triumphs in this […]

An Unplanned Lesson by Beth Rinyu

An Unplanned Lesson by Beth Rinyu

About An Unplanned Lesson:Nicole Morgan, the new second grade teacher at Pineview Elementary school, has it all together in the classroom; it’s her personal life that she can’t find peace with. Unable to let go of the guilt that she is harboring from her past, she punishes herself by running from all potential relationships.Her patience […]

New Book Release: Ava, a romantic thriller by Ashley Barron

New Book Release: Ava, a romantic thriller by Ashley Barron

Politics and murder set the backdrop for a second chance at love in this debut novel by Ashley Barron. Ava blends the emotional impact of a love story with the pulse-pounding twists of a thriller.ABOUT AVA Ava Arden has spent three years trying to move past the pain of a failed relationship. With her heart […]

Remembering (How To) Love

Remembering (How To) Love

 When I decided to write a novel, a love story was the natural choice. It seems that anything I write, including short stories and poems, ends up being about love. So why fight it?I often wonder if the act of loving is an ability, an inclination, a talent, or a Heaven-sent gift. Maybe it’s a […]

What I’m Learning About Love

What I’m Learning About Love

Does an author fall in love with the characters, with the quirks and settings, every time he or she writes a new novel or short story?I do.Sometimes as I first set my fingers on the keyboard, I find myself thinking about the relationship between two characters and wondering what their future holds, and how, or […]

The Edward Gordon Interview – 10 Questions

The Edward Gordon Interview – 10 Questions

 Do you write daily with a fixed routine or only when the mood hits?Thanks for having me today, Edward!Daily, I write what my mood dictates. I have several projects in the works right now. They include the Priya novels, beginning with Ava, the short stories collection, a standalone novel, and blogging, of course.My Priya series, […]

Author Interview: Carolyn Brown

Author Interview: Carolyn Brown

The author interview series continues with New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author, Carolyn Brown. Win an autographed copy of Carolyn Brown’s novel, One Hot Cowboy Wedding. See details below. Enjoy!   Author Carolyn BrownBio: New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist, Carolyn Brown, has published more than sixty […]