I come by romance honestly, having spent several years writing adult romance and entering romance contests through Romance Writers of America–including finaling twice in the prestigious Golden Heart contest and winning once. But despite these and other contest wins, my first published novel came not in adult romance, but as a writer of YA historical fiction (you can read all about my Elizabethan spy girls stories, the Maids of Honor, here.)
Still, despite my love of Elizabethan spies, I could never quite give up those super Alpha contemporary romance heroes. So, in the summer of 2013, I decided to see if perhaps I might still have a romance or two up my sleeve.
I wrote a tale about a girl whose biggest high-school and college crush–a rock star–suddenly becomes her biggest client, only now she has to be professional and not betray the fact that she’s completely in love with the guy. It was a fun, sexy, romantic fantasy, and I suggested the idea to my agent… who asked what other ideas I had in addition to this story. Shortly after, the Rule Breakers series was born.
To separate these books from my historical work, I adopted the name Jennifer Chance. I am now pursuing my dreams (pretty much round the clock as it turns out) and am THRILLED to be able to have four e-books coming out in 2014 and early 2015, all with Random House LoveSwept’s New Adult romance line.
As to what will happen from here, who knows? But as long as there is a story to be written and an HEA to be had, I’ll be the one over in the corner, tapping away on my keyboard.
“Jennifer Chance’s Rock It is perfect for those of us who like our books the way we like our rockers: smart, sexy, sweet, and a damn good time!”—Lexi Ryan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Unbreak Me
Jennifer Chance unleashes her hot new series with the tale of a smoldering rock star and the fangirl who catches his eye—and finds herself living out her wildest dreams.
Lacey Dawes is a total pro at the talent agency where she works, and it doesn’t hurt that IMO Worldwide Media represents Dante Falcone. The rock god has starred in her fantasies since she was sixteen—and remains her secret crush to this day. So when Dante picks her to be the interim manager on his Dream It tour, Lacey can’t believe her luck. Handling Dante is sure to be the most exquisite, spine-tingling, nerve-wracking mix of business and pleasure ever.
Although Dante is grateful for the adoring fans who scream for one more of his full-throttle, soul-searing songs, being surrounded by a cadre of corporate types backstage is wearing thin. Then Lacey shows up. Yeah, she’s organized, smart, quick to get him what he wants before he knows he wants it—but Dante senses there’s something else going on with sweet, sexy Lacey. One kiss tells him what that “something” might be . . . and makes him hungry for more.
Jennifer Chance Web Site: http://www.jenniferchance.com/
Jennifer Chance on Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1fOLlBQ
Rock It at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1cnAZYT
Rock It at Barnes and Noble: http://rrn.me/1gbGXeR
Rock It at Heroes and Heartbreakers: http://rrn.me/1hY9rIN
Rock It Review: http://rrn.me/1cnBmCL
The Jennifer Chance Interview Show Running Time: 31 minutes and 31 seconds
Tamara Linse ~ writer, cogitator, recovering ranch girl ~ broke her collarbone at three, her leg at four, a horse at twelve, and her heart ever since. She is the author of How to Be a Man, a literary short story collection. She lives in Wyoming, where she writes short stories and novels. To support her writing habit, she also edits, freelances, and occasionally teaches. Contact her at tamara [at] tamaralinse.com.
How To Be A Man
A girl whose self-worth revolves around masculinity, a bartender who loses her sense of safety, a woman who compares men to plants, and a boy who shoots his cranked-out father. These are a few of the hard-scrabble characters in Tamara Linse’s debut short story collection, How to Be a Man.
Set in contemporary Wyoming—the myth of the West taking its toll—these stories reveal the lives of tough-minded girls and boys, self-reliant women and men, struggling to break out of their lonely lives and the emotional havoc of their families to make a connection, to build a life despite the odds. How to Be a Man falls within the tradition of Maile Meloy, Tom McGuane, and Annie Proulx.
Tamara Linse Web Site: http://www.tamaralinse.com
Tama Linse Web Site: http://tamara-linse.blogspot.com
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The Tamara Linse Interview Show Running Time: 35 minutes, 01 seconds
I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.
The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).
When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).
I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.
After being kidnapped, hogtied, and stuffed in the trunk of a car, seventeen-year-old Abigail Nichols’ boy problems seem unimportant.
She couldn’t be more wrong.
The boy who saves her holds her heart.
But Derick Crawford also holds secrets.
Magical beings who guide human emotions are fighting an invisible war dating back to the dawn of time, and Abigail’s one of them. The more she learns of her heritage, the less she wants to know. Armed with a very old, very massive book to teach them about their history, Abigail and Derick run away to a place where they think they can be safe and happy, only to have their troubles secretly hitch a ride.
Her history book is in a sharing mood, and it tells her to keep a secret of her own.
But has she put her trust in the wrong place?
The Krystal Wade Interview Show Running Time: 37 minutes, 50 seconds
Krystal Wade Web Site: http://www.krystal-wade.com
Krystal Wade on Amazon: http://rrn.me/1olH3RC
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Candy Caine’s specialty is interracial romance — a sub-genre that has been sorely overlooked in recent years by major publishers. Every work by Candy delicately balances romance, passion, and what it means to fall in love with someone of a different race and cultural background. Her claims to success over the years are not only due to great writing, but also dishing up great stories—romance with a little bit of spice!
With some 200 short stories, several novels and novellas published, hot and spicy Candy Caine keeps her husband, Robert, on his toes in their Long Island, NY home. Supportive of her writing career, he’s always willing to help her make certain the scenes in her stories are authentic. When asked why she began to write, Candy says: “I’ve always loved books and my biggest thrill is to bring the joy of reading to others.
Because of You
Defying her parents by marrying Adam, a white man, Jill Stone believed love could conquer all. And throughout Adam’s rise as an executive in a large New York advertising agency, Jill bottled up her unhappiness about his long hours and many trips out of town. But when their sizzling love life fizzled, she couldn’t keep quiet anymore. She wanted him home. More. And in her bed.
Adam recognized his marriage was going down the tubes, but couldn’t exorcise the demons of Jill’s parents thinking he wasn’t good enough for her, and the fear that he might somehow end up a failure like his father. He had to succeed. At all costs. To compound his problems, his latest boss was a gorgeous blonde who took one look at Adam’s buff, six foot- two body and didn’t make any bones about wanting him. Anyway she could get him.
Candy Caine’s Web Site: https://www.candycaine.com
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Candy Caine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CandyCaineAuthor
Candy Caine at Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1bBpPzm
Candy Caine at Smashwords: http://rrn.me/1js5GvS
The Candy Caine Interview Show Running Time: 46 minutes, 50 seconds
I have to say Angela is one of my favorite authors, but I hate her! I hate her because she writes more books in a week than I could in months–yes, it’s an exaggeration, but this writer is prolific.
For a while now, I have been her editor, both for a publisher and also freelance, so I may be a little biased. However, it’s hard not to be enamored by her work, especially if you like science fiction romance. I started reading SciFi as a kid and I have a collection of magazines and paperbacks. I’m also a romance author, melding these two genres makes for delicious stories.
I do like that her female heroines are not perfect, slim, idealized women; they are flawed and physically resemble most of the women in real life. This, I believe, allows her readers to easily see themselves in the main character. The male protagonists are extremely tall, well built, handsome…in other words, a wonderful, six-packed, alpha male.
All of her work shows a strong arc for the main characters, which for women is usually coming to terms with who they are emotionally and physically. By the end of the book, the heroine has become strong and secure within her on skin.
Angela Castle at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1fDMOpc
Angela Castle at Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1hzUgbO
Angela Castle on Facebook: http://rrn.me/1gOxmKX
Angela Castle at BookStrand: http://rrn.me/1gOxutT
Angela Castle’s Web Site: http://www.angelacastle.net/
The Angela Castle Interview Show Running Time: 31 minutes, 30 seconds
J. S. Foote
J.S. Foote is a writer and lawyer living in Austin, Texas. Before relocating back to Texas in 1998, she worked as an editor at Family Life magazine (published by Wenner Media, LLC and Hachette Filipacchi Media, Inc) and writer in New York City. The Heart of Annie is her first book; she is currently at work on its sequel.
The Heart of Annie
A classic love story of two people, who, as they grow to love each other, begin to shed their disenchantment and cynicism, and find in themselves individuals worthy of a happy ending. The Heart of Annie is a story with which many people in this day and age can identify. The complexities of careers, jaded attitudes toward love and the importance of family all come together in a beautifully written novel that has the reader both cheering for love while scolding their best friend for their stupid relationship mistakes.
Jenny Foote Web Site: http://ccmediatx.wix.com/the-heart-of-annie
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The Heart of Annie at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1gd8nA1
Jenny Foote on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JSFoote or @JSFoote
The Heart of Annie at Kirkus Reviews: http://rrn.me/1bLhNBY
The J. S. Foote Interview Show Running Time: 36 minutes, 35 seconds
Pamela has always loved great stories. She writes the books she wants to read, unfurling stories that entertain, transport and inspire dreams. She laces her contemporary and historic series with spell-binding, sensual romance, unique and captivating plots and complex characters that make you believe in love all over again.
Before becoming a romance author, Pamela had a successful career as an award-winning writer, producer, and director of PBS documentaries, including Your Water, Your Life featuring actress Susan Sarandon and the NPR radio series New Voices. She completed a Master’s Degree at Harvard and helped non-profit organizations develop their programs to champion the beauty and importance of nature and improve the lives of wild animals.
While taking a break from producing “The Powers of the Universe,” she trawled a favorite bookstore for a transporting and uplifting story. But the books the clerk recommended were bleak and dreary. After Pamela politely turned down the umpteenth suggestion, the kindly clerk said, “Oh, I see—you like romance. We don’t have any of those.” Then she grinned and added, “If you know what kind of stories you love, why not write them?”
So that’s what Pamela did.
She’d always known that stories guided and inspired. Knew too that the irresistible power of allure pulsed at the very heart of the universe. It made perfect sense to her that romance powered the stories that captivated the heart and transformed the soul. Tapping her love of story to write luscious novels of love, discovery and adventure was a natural next step. Her historical romances bring the past alive through the lens of far-reaching, powerful love stories and her contemporary series transport readers into the complex and thrilling world of modern romance.
Love Bats Last
A stormy night changes their lives forever…
The baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.
Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.
A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale.
Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find–he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?
Pamela Aares Web Site: http://www.pamelaaares.com
Love Bats Last at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1c3s7lu
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The Pamela Aares Interview Show Running Time: 36 minutes, 01 seconds
ALYXANDRA HARVEY is the author of Haunting Violet and the Drake Chronicles. She studied creative writing and literature at York University and has had her poetry published in several magazines. When not writing, she is a belly dancer and jewelry maker. She lives in an old Victorian farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with a few resident ghosts, her husband, and their dogs. She likes cinnamon lattes, tattoos and Mr. Darcy. www.alyxandraharvey.com
A Breath of Frost
The Lovegrove Inheritance
In 1814, three cousins—Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope—discover their unknown family lineage of witchcraft when their individual magical powers unexpectedly begin to manifest. Now, beyond the familiar manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, a dangerous, alluring underworld available only to those with power is now open to the cousins. But by claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the Underworld. Now ghouls, hellhounds—and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters—are hunting and killing young witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders … because she keeps finding the bodies. Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed … or even worse, before their gifts are stripped away?
A Breath of Frost at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1i8Ha1B
A Breath of Frost at Barnes and Noble: http://rrn.me/1afqplH
A Breath of Frost at Amazon UK: http://rrn.me/1k0kgNo
A Breath of Frost at Indigo: http://rrn.me/1j2Bfib
The Alyxandra Harvey Interview Show Running Time: 34 minutes, 16 seconds
Felice Fox is the Amazon bestselling author of short erotic romances and novellas. Her “naughty little love stories” include erotic romance Hold Me Together, The Right Kind of Wrong erotic romance short story trilogy, and steamy bluegrass romance Take Me for Longing. She works, lives and loves in Los Angeles, California. www.felicefox.com
Hold Me Together
Hold Me Together by Felice Fox is intended for an adult audience. It includes questionable consent and issues of polyamory/open relationships. Released on October 27, 2013, Hold Me Together is the first book in a series about the men of Cameron Ranch. Watch Hold Me Together’s book trailer via YouTube.
After boot-stomping all night with every last Cameron man on the ranch, Holly can’t wait to get her honeymoon started with her new husband, Gavin. He’s her dream come true—smart, rugged, and kinky as hell, but the very best part is marrying into his big family, a close-knit, loving clan who take care of each other. She’s never had that. Ever. “Do you take this man…?” was the easiest question Holly ever had to answer.
But when Gavin poses a new, unthinkable question on their wedding night, Holly must choose between the idealized happily-ever-after she’d always dreamed of and sometimes much more than she ever wanted—or needed. Yet her happiness isn’t the only thing put at risk by the unconventional arrangement she finds herself in, and when everything Gavin treasures is threatened, Holly must decide if she can give up the family she’d always wanted for the family that wants her…in every possible way.
Felice Fox’s Web Site: http://www.felicefox.com
Hold Me Together at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GDKVAIM
Felice Fox at Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/felice-fox
Felice Fox on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FeliceFox
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Felice Fox at Smashwords: http://rrn.me/1jOw0js
Felice Fox at Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1ceQf8n
The Felice Fox Interview Show Running Time: 41 minutes, 25 seconds
Gretchen happily lives in Seattle, Washington where she spends her time creating new characters and situations to put them in. She also enjoys cheering on her local sports teams, even though it sometimes seems they are allergic to winning.
She has loved reading and telling stories as far back as she, or anyone else, can remember. Currently, she loves to read the same genres she writes. She also loves exploring her home state. At the end of her adventures she unwinds by curling up on the couch, knitting while catching up TV shows.
Lady of the Dead – Night World Series
A Lady of the Dead only comes along once in a century. Gwen knows this makes her valuable but she hates the constant supervision of her Warrior guards. Her increasing power has gifted her some independence until rumors of war spook her guards enough to report to the King
Cesar has been King of North America through several wars and rebellions. When one of his generals informs him these new rumors involve the Lady of the Dead he flies to Seattle himself it investigate, posing as his second-in-command. The instant attraction he feels to Gwen becomes increasingly hard to ignore.
Will Cesar be able to protect Gwen while battling his lust? Will Gwen stay with her warrior guards or will Cesar’s dominating nature push her to switch sides? Hidden alliances begin to surface in Lady of the Dead.
Gretchen SB at Smashwords
Gretchen SB – Web Site: www.Gretchensb.com
Gretchen SB on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GretchenSB
Gretchen SB on facebook: http://rrn.me/1dkQH41
The Gretchen SB Interview Show Running Time: 37 minutes, oo seconds
Tori L. Ridgewood
After her first heartbreak, Tori found solace in two things: reading romance novels and listening to an after-dark radio program called Lovers and Other Strangers. Throughout the summer and fall of 1990, the new kid in town found reading fiction and writing her own short stories gave her a much needed creative outlet. Determined to become a published author, Tori amassed stacks of notebooks and boxes of filed-away stories, most only half-finished before another idea would overtake her and demand to be written down. Then, while on parental leave with her second baby, one story formed and refused to be packed away. Between teaching full-time, parenting, and life in general, it would take almost seven years before the first novel in her first trilogy would be completed. In the process, Tori finally found her stride as a writer.
At present, on her off-time, Tori not only enjoys reading, but also listening to an eclectic mix of music as she walks the family dog (Skittles), attempts to turn her thumb green, or makes needlework gifts for her friends and family members. She loves to travel, collect and make miniature furniture, and a good cup of tea during a thunderstorm or a blizzard. Under it all, she is always intrigued by history, the supernatural, vampire and shapeshifter mythology, romance, and other dangers.
Wind and Shadow
After a series of misadventures including being accused of attempted murder in high school, Rayvin Woods, a photographer and natural witch, left her hometown of Talbot in Northeastern Ontario, hoping to start her life over and never return. Ten years later, circumstances force her back to face her past and her former crush Grant Michaels.
Malcolm de Sade, a cunning vampire, escapes from an underground prison looking for vengeance. His accidental release unleashes his hunger and ambition on a small, sleepy town. Rayvin’s power is all that stands between de Sade and his domination of Talbot, and beyond.
Grant Michaels, a police officer, thought Rayvin was a murderer. He will do whatever it takes to protect the community he loves from danger… but will he learn to trust his heart, and the word of a witch, before it’s too late?
Rayvin didn’t count on rekindling a lost love or battling a malevolent vampire and his coven for her life when she came home to Talbot. Facing the past can be a nightmare… It’s worse when a vampire is stalking you.
The Tori L. Ridgewood interview show running time: 41 minutes and 35 seconds
Wind and Shadow at Amazon: http://rrn.me/1daxQ91
I’ve been living in a Southeast Asian country for quite a number of years now, but it’s only been this past year that I’ve added
English Tutor to my resume.
For a couple of hours a day I go to a mansion once owned by one of the Vice Presidents of the Philippines, now converted into an English academy, where I tutor South Korean students in English as a Second Language. It has been through this experience that I’ve learned an interesting lesson about teaching. No matter how much you wish students would absorb all you have to share with them, they’re teens, and therefore have other priorities in their lives. But this doesn’t stop me from trying my best to try and add some passion to their curriculum.
In Asia, too much emphasis is put on memorization, and not enough on individuality and creativity. I do what I can to broaden these young fresh minds, encouraging them to choose topics of interest for their reading and writing assignments. I remind them that even the great Albert Einstein believed in exercising the right side of the brain, with quotes like “imagination is more important than knowledge”.
Rico Lamoureux on Goodreads: http://rrn.me/1dtMvgR
Rico Lamoureux on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoLamoureux
Rico Lamoureux’s web site: http://ricolamoureux.com/
The Rico Lamoureux Interview Running Time: 32 minutes, 45 seconds