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LEFT TO FOREVER by Roe Valentine

Blog Diva - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Realist Dr. Carla Harris believes that people create their own fate through hard work and careful planning. She believes in playing things safe. But, while preparing for her upcoming nuptials, she’s forced to confront the most reckless thing she’s ever done…her estranged husband, Jacob.

Idealist Jacob Moreau believes in soul mates as much as he believes in saving endangered companies. When his long lost wife reenters his life seeking a divorce, he is convinced more than ever they are meant to be together. And he will do—and lose—anything to have her again.

She thought she had her life planned to perfection. He thought they made perfect sense together.
Would marrying Jacob be the craziest thing she’s ever done, or divorcing him? Read More

LEFT TO FOREVER by Roe Valentine

Blog Diva - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Realist Dr. Carla Harris believes that people create their own fate through hard work and careful planning. She believes in playing things safe. But, while preparing for her upcoming nuptials, she’s forced to confront the most reckless thing she’s ever done…her estranged husband, Jacob.

Idealist Jacob Moreau believes in soul mates as much as he believes in saving endangered companies. When his long lost wife reenters his life seeking a divorce, he is convinced more than ever they are meant to be together. And he will do—and lose—anything to have her again.

She thought she had her life planned to perfection. He thought they made perfect sense together.

Would marrying Jacob be the craziest thing she’s ever done, or divorcing him? 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!

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

A woman struggling to stand on her own two feet.  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

Unexpected Eden By Rhenna Morgan

Blog Diva - Saturday, January 03, 2015

Hey, everyone! I’m very excited to visit with you and ring in the New Year with the topic of ROMANCE.

Romance books have been my drug of choice since…well, as long as I can remember. The writer in me hears fellow authors talking of classics, sci-fi, and high fantasy books, and the romantic in me runs for cover. I must have my happily ever after.

So, when it came time to pen my own novels, it only made sense I’d tackle what I loved, focusing on particular aspects my favorite authors dangled before me like Godiva chocolates in the dark, tempting moments of a too-long maintained diet.

What do those aspects look like? Well, for starters, strong heroes. The kind who’ll plow through any challenge to win their woman, and are willing to pull their head out of their ass and make themselves vulnerable if it means keeping her.  Read More

Shannon's Daughter By Karen Welch

Blog Diva - Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shannon’s Daughter
The last thing he expected to find in Ireland that summer was the inspiration to go on with his life, and certainly not in the form of an adolescent heiress.

New York socialite Peg Shannon has everything—wealth, position, beauty and limitless prospects for happiness. Or so the world believes.
Aspiring London violinist Kendall Gregg is talented, handsome and charming. While hardly well-to-do, he has connections and ambition which should take him far. Or so it appears.

Thrown together briefly by a twist of fate, Kendall quickly becomes young Peg’s hero, while Peg proves to be Kendall’s unlikely salvation. Through the decades, their deepening passion and shared secrets forge an enduring bond, destining them for a love affair that comes but once in a lifetime.
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The Spinster Bride by Jane Googder

Blog Diva - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mr. Charles Norris needs help finding a wife…

For he has the unfortunate habit of falling for each Season's loveliest debutante, only to have his heart broken when she weds another. Surely Lady Marjorie Penwhistle can help him. She's sensible, clever, knows the ton, and must marry a peer, which he is not. Since she's decidedly out of his reach, Charles is free to enjoy her refreshing honesty—and her unexpectedly enticing kisses…

Lady Marjorie Penwhistle doesn't want a husband…

At least not the titled-but-unbearable suitors her mother is determined she wed. She'd rather stay unmarried and look after her eccentric brother. Still, advising Mr. Norris is a most exciting secret diversion. After all, how hard will it be to match-make someone so forthright, honorable, and downright handsome? It's not as if she's in danger of finding Charles all-too-irresistible herself…
 Read More

Against The Sky By Kat Martin

Blog Diva - Friday, February 20, 2015

Against the Sky hits New York Times 3 weeks in a row!
Feb 15th list - AGAINST THE SKY #7
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2015-02-15/mass-market-paperback/list.html

Feb 22nd list - AGAINST THE SKY #12
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2015-02-22/mass-market-paperback/list.html

March 1st list - - AGAINST THE SKY #14
Link not available yet Read More

The Book of Hours By Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Blog Diva - Friday, February 13, 2015

Setting the Scene for The Coin and The Book of Hours

Lately, many readers and bloggers have asked how I came up with the plot of my first novel, The Coin. A more interesting question popped out from one particular blogger who asked, why use the French Riviera for the setting of your thriller? The obvious subtext was, how such beautiful area lends itself for the inspiration of such darkness, and that got me thinking.

The ready answer is always the simplest—I found some coins in a clearing and started thinking about a possible suspense plot. Since I was already living in the area, might as well use it as my backdrop. But the more complex answer is that I needed to show that even in a beautiful environment, there is always a suggestion of the ugly, a reminder of how things were and could be once more. Past events shape and affect actions, both around the environment I lived in, as well as with its people, and humanity always has the capacity to turn vicious.

Basically, it was a decision designed to give my characters depth and to show the undercurrents, political and social, that would have affected them in that area at that time.

Let me explain. Read More

 

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