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Starling By Racheline Maltese

Blog Diva - Monday, January 26, 2015

While the majority Love in Los Angeles, our LGBTQ+ romance series from Torquere Press, takes place in, well, Los Angeles, some pretty crucial action happens in various locations outside of that city.

One of those places is Marion, South Carolina, the town Paul, one of our heroes, grew up in. At the beginning of Doves, book two in the series, Paul and his boyfriend Alex travel to South Carolina to visit Paul’s family. It’s both a vacation for them, away from the stress and schedules of their lives in L.A. -- Alex is an actor, and Paul runs his own TV show -- and a chance for Paul to show Alex some of his own history. It’s a way for both of them to step outside of their daily lives, and learn a little more about each other.

When our characters are in Los Angeles, or New York, or Washington, D.C., or any of the many other cities their jobs take them to, the prose of the Love in Los Angeles books trips along like a script. The language is spare, and precise, and we do our best to not direct from the page too much -- that is, we like to leave room for interpretation for our readers to fill in as they will. Also, silence and space can often be much more eloquent that sound and forms. Read More

TWICE IN A BLUE MOON by Cate Masters

Blog Diva - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

True love can change the course of your life
by Cate Masters


Love makes people do crazy things, doesn’t it? Especially when they’re in love with the wrong person.

Buck Wright was miserable trying to hang onto the wrong someone. When she left him, it wrecked him. Then he made his first decision for himself—to became a dog sled guide in Sweden, unaware how much he’d love it, or that it would lead him to true love with someone who brought out the best in him.

Do you love reading stories about finding real love the second time around?

Excerpt

“Photos never do them justice.” Buck’s upturned face reflected the soft glow.

Such a handsome face. Why did a good-looking guy choose to live such a solitary existence? “Don’t you get lonely?” Gah, I said it out loud. A rookie mistake. Luckily, no one had followed her with a camera. 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

Trail Of Hope By Merry Farmer

Blog Diva - Tuesday, January 06, 2015

It’s time to travel back in time to the Oregon Trail once again. Sometimes tragedy strikes, but it’s our ability to overcome that makes us who we are and helps us to love again. This is what the second book of my Hot on the Trail series, Trail of Hope, is all about.

Callie Lewis is alone on the Oregon Trail. After her brother’s death, she has been left to fend for herself on a journey she never wanted to take. Her only hope for safety and a life at the end of the road is to become a trail bride and wed grieving widower John Rye. But John is harboring secrets that could end their hasty marriage before it has a chance to begin.

When a vicious tornado wakes John from the stupor the death of his wife left him in, he is ready to embrace Callie and the new life they could have together. But John is not the only one with designs on his new wife. Miles away from civilization, in a wagon train bristling with secrets and suspicion, John must catch a thief, fend off his rival, and reclaim his life to build the future Callie deserves.

In their darkest moments can they bring each other hope? Read More

Trail Of Kisses By Merry Farmer

Blog Diva - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Have you ever imagined what it might be like to travel west on the Oregon Trail? Come back in time with me to take that trip with the first book of my Hot on the Trail series, Trail of Kisses!

Someone is trying to kill Lynne Tremaine. After her father sentences two members of The Briscoe Boys gang to death, Judge Tremaine feels he has no choice but to send Lynne to Denver City along the Oregon Trail to live with her Uncle George…against her will. For Lynne, the only thing worse than being sent away to the wild west is making the journey with the handsome, arrogant, wicked man her uncle has hired to escort her. Especially when the anger she feels toward him begins to turn to something hotter.

Cade Lawson is determined to prove himself to his employer, George Tremaine, after letting him down months earlier. But what he thought would be his second chance may, in fact, be a harsh punishment for his past mistakes. Lynne is headstrong, fiery, and determined to show him she is fearless. She is also beautiful and tempting, and when Cade sees just how afraid she really is underneath her brave act, he may be in danger of losing his heart to her forever. When her would-be killer attacks, it’s all he can do to keep Lynne safe. Read More

Against The Sky By Kat Martin

Blog Diva - Friday, January 23, 2015

ALASKA. In America’s last wilderness there is no limits to what a man can do.

Book Summary …

For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7. Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he’s seen, he’s definitely in need of a break.

Samantha Hollis never thought she’d meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, passionate night, she discovers the charismatic stranger is everything she wants in a man. But can he ever be more than a one-night stand?

When Nick invites her to Alaska, Samantha decides to find out, never guessing the depths she’ll discover in him or the tangle of murder, kidnapping, and danger about to engulf them both … Read More

Mystic Hearts By Cait Jarrod

Blog Diva - Friday, January 02, 2015

Nothing like a heroine taking charge!

I love Charlene Smith’s journey from submissiveness to taking charge of her life. She figuratively slams her hands on the table and says, “No more.” She’ll no longer allow her ex-husband to control her like he had while they were married. She’ll no longer allow him to use their son as a pawn. Instead of slamming her hand down on a desk or gingerly saying, “No more,” read the excerpt below from Mystic Hearts, Book 2 of The Band of Friends, to find out how Charlene decides she can and will fight.

The venomous tone, at one time, would have had her withering. But not anymore. “Pig!”

Her ex-husband charged toward her, eyes wild, nostrils flaring.

She swung, faking high and going low. The bat connected with his stomach.

“Fuck,” he puffed and clutched his gut. “You’ll pay.” He straightened and snatched the butcher knife from the block on the kitchen counter.  Read More

 

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Week of January 1 -
Rhenna Morgan- Paranormal
Linda Rettstatt- Contemporary
Merry Farmer- Historical
Cait Jarrod- RS
Kimmie Easley- Erotic

Week of January 8 -
Jennie Marts- Contemporary

Week of January 16 -
Kristen Painter- Paranormal
Christie Caldwell- Historical
Khloe Adams- Erotic
Kate Masters- Contemporary

Week of January 23 -
Kat Martin- RS
Erin McRae- Contemporary
Allyn Lesley- RS

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