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Escape To Paradise By Robyn Rychards

Blog Diva - Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tropical Island Getaways

It seems to me, when someone says the word, ‘paradise’, we immediately think of a tropical island. Lush vegetation, the perfect weather, sunshine, ocean, gorgeous scenery. It always sounds like the perfect place to escape to when our lives get to be overwhelming. It’s what my hero does in my latest contemporary romance, Escape to Paradise. To get away from his life, he goes to St. Barthelemy in the West Indies. When I started doing research on island getaways, looking for a setting for my story idea, I was overwhelmed with the desire to escape to one myself. And the more I researched St. Barth, the more I wanted to go there. A few years later, after the initial search was over, I came into a windfall. Suddenly I had the funds for a pricey vacation. Did I choose St. Barth, or some other paradise? Hawaii, Tahiti, Bermuda, Fiji? The possibilities are endless and the choice can be overwhelming and difficult. In the end, I chose none of these lovely spots, even though I’m dying to see such places in real life. Instead, I’m going to London, Paris and the French Riviera, which does involve a beach! And when I return, I’ll most likely write a story that’s set in one of the places I visit. I’m longing to, and I haven’t even been there yet!

In Escape to Paradise, the heroine, Andrée Bancroft, has grown up on an island, it’s the only place she’s known, so her exotic venture is to the United States. The hero, Maximillian Chanteur, on the other hand, has travelled extensively, as he’s a famous rock star, and wants nothing more than to get away from everything in a secluded spot like St. Barthelemy. Here’s a little excerpt from it I hope you enjoy: Read More

Need Me By Shelly K Wall

Blog Diva - Thursday, March 12, 2015

Links:
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http://www.amazon.com/Need-Me-Shelley-K-Wall-ebook/dp/B00TIXT5VU/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1425583509&sr=1-3&keywords=need+me

Website:
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Blurb:

Aspiring journalist Caroline Sanders doesn’t have time for frat parties and college keggers—not even when the gorgeous Roger Freeman climbs into her car unexpectedly one night on campus. The two are inexplicably drawn together but when Caroline’s offered a prestigious internship that could lead to a job at The New York Times, she leaves Roger behind for more serious prospects.

Six years later, back home and starting a new career as a florist, she’s shocked to run into Roger again. He’s never forgotten the girl who left him to find herself, though he’s certainly tried. As the two begin seeing each other and grow closer, he finds it impossible to resist falling for her once more. What he doesn’t know is that Caroline’s life over the last few years has been filled with tragedy, and the adventurous and exciting woman he remembers is all but gone.

Is Roger ready to risk his heart again, and is Caroline ready to trust him with her story? Read More

Hot & Lei'd By Khloe Adams

Blog Diva - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The truth behind Khloe Adams is—she’s not one author but three. Plus, one of the authors is a USA TODAY Bestseller and has written over 75 books. Together, they write hot and sexy contemporary romance with a touch of humor.

Their story began when they met each other on an elevator at a Romantic Times Convention. Only this was no ordinary ride. The elevator became stuck between the fiftieth and fifty-first floors at the hotel.

But don’t get worried. They write romance, not horror.

They were trapped with a male model from the cover of several steamy romances. He kept them very entertained. Afterward, they needed a drink to cool down and headed for the nearest bar.

One thing led to another and they decided to form a partnership and write about independent women and strong, sexy guys. With the help of modern technology, they’ve managed to do it. Two of them live in Florida, and the other one lives in Colorado. A recent USA TODAY review said, "Khloe Adams writes hot with a flair—great humor."  Read More

Tasting Los Angeles By Kimmie Easley

Blog Diva - Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I’m excited to be kicking off, what I hope to be a banner year, by guest blogging for the fabulous RomCon team. For those who don’t know, let me share a little about myself. I’m a southern wife, beard supporter, homeschool momma of two taekwondo badass chicks and a self-proclaimed pug wrangler.

So what do I do in between? I write steamy, wine worthy stories, of course!
In the pool of the Romance, it was a quick jump into the deep end for me. I have fallen head over heels in love with writing stories drenched in strong characters and intriguing (often, dark) plots.

I love connecting with readers. Find my contact information below and swing by to say hello!

BLURB:

Tasting Los Angeles (Tasting Series book 4 – STAND ALONE)

A woman struggling to stand on her own two feet.  Read More

Fury Of Obsession By Coreene Callahan

Blog Diva - Saturday, February 28, 2015

FURY OF OBSESSION Book Blurb:

Dragon-warrior Venom lives in self-imposed isolation. Cursed by his toxic touch, he is deadly to anyone who has contact with him for too long. Set apart from others and hounded by intense loneliness, he craves the lasting connection he believes he cannot possess. Until a chance encounter with a sultry mortal offers a ray of hope…

Evelyn Foxe is the woman of Venom’s every desire, but she’s too busy running from the Russian mob to think about love. As she accepts Venom’s offer to help her escape her precarious situation, she’s skeptical, afraid that he’s in league with those sent to harm her. But when a biological weapon is unleashed in her hometown, Evelyn is forced to trust Venom—or risk the dangers of going it alone. Read More

Queen Of Hearts By Kristen Painter

Blog Diva - Saturday, January 17, 2015

Five Things I Love About Writing & Reading Paranormal Romance

1. The heroes are HOT!

Seriously, have you ever read a PNR that didn’t have a smoking hot hero? Whether the guy is a vampire, a werewolf or another sort of creature, PNR heroes are undeniably hot. (In my free novella, Queen of Hearts, my hero is a gargoyle who’s also ex-military. DELISH.) Not to mention broody, dangerous and often in need of a little rescuing themselves. Which brings us to the heroines…

2. The heroines aren’t shrinking violets!

At least in the books I write, my heroines are equal partners to the heroes, even if they’re human. I love a well-balanced relationship and PNR typically delivers. The heroine might be a damsel in distress, but chances are good she’s already making an attempt at saving herself. It’s just easier with the hunky hero at her side. Read More

A Touch Of Passion By Bronwen Evans

Blog Diva - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Secondary characters and how they must have their own story!

A Touch of Passion, book #3 in my USA Today bestselling Disgraced Lord’s series is released on 24 March 2015. I thought I’d do something a bit different and talk about the secondary characters in the book—or one in particular.

As I was writing the story, a secondary character, Rose, the Duchess of Roxborough, sparked my imagination.

You’ve probably heard that characters talk to authors, or they do to me. My heroine, Lady Portia Flagstaff, introduced me to her best friend Rose. I came to know Rose through Portia and Rose soon became a favorite, so much so that I’ll write Rose’s story. In addition, Rose is now going to show up in the rest of the Disgraced Lords books (books#4-#6).

Rose’s story is a common one in Regency romances. She was manipulated by her family into marry the very elderly Duke of Roxborough, for position and money. Thankfully, he had the grace to die within two years of marriage, leaving Rose a very wealthy, beautiful widow with a young son, the future Duke of Roxborough. Read More

Researching My Next Historical By Becky Lower

Blog Diva - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Early last year, my sister called me with a request to help her drive to Ohio from Oregon. I hesitated for maybe a nanosecond before I agreed. After all, I write American historicals and we’d be following the path of the Oregon Trail, where so many thousands traveled. Only it would be Wagons East this time. I was about to embark on my next novel in the Cotillion Ball Series, and it was to be about one of the brothers in the Fitzpatrick family joining the Pony Express in 1860. What better way to research my topic than take a cross-country trip? I had my suitcase packed in minutes.

I’ll gloss over the part where that particular suitcase caused a pileup on the people mover when I changed planes in Denver. You really don’t need to know what a klutz I can be.

Finally, I made it to Salt Lake City, where I was meeting up with Sis. Snow was lightly falling, and it was a quintessential winter scene. The next morning, as we prepared to depart, we were told there was going to be a blizzard chasing us from west to east, so we’d best get moving. Plans for my research and all my little side trips to Courthouse Rock and the like went flying out the window and into the swirling snow.  Read More

Breaking All Barriers by Cait Jarrod

Blog Diva - Friday, March 20, 2015

A Romantic Suspense

Businessman Cole Dunbar breaks away from inventing the latest gadgets when the woman who has broken through his protective walls turns up missing. Mother Nature and a sex trafficking ring have Cole racing against time and breaking all barriers to find Dina Wright. But does Dina need saving?

5 STARS: Once you start, you won’t be able to stop.

“This is an amazing thrill ride. You will be on the edge of your seat, between wanting Dina and Cole to get together and seeing all the other story threads play out. There are no cliffhangers; all of the story lines are wrapped up and the ending left me satisfied. It definitely keeps you enraptured until the very end. Just when you think nothing else could go wrong, a new twist is thrown in. I would say this is one of the best romantic suspense stories that I have read recently. Fans of Maya Banks’ Slow Burn series will enjoy the intensity of the story and the steaminess of the attraction between the characters.” Read More

Twisted Innocence By Terri Blackstock

Blog Diva - Friday, February 27, 2015

Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Holly has had many consequences throughout her life—job losses, financial collapse, relationship problems—but none has ever shaken her like her pregnancy. She cleans up her life as she carries her child, but she never tells the father. When he learns about Lily’s birth, he comes back into her life, but he brings a world of trouble with him. He’s a suspect in a murder case, and when Holly uses her private investigating skills to help police locate him, the tables turn and he takes her and the baby hostage. But is he really a killer or a victim? His link to her family’s arch-nemesis creates an even more tangled web.
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