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I’m a day late and a dollar short (as the saying goes) but here is some info about The Elven Realm Blogger Hop from Danielle at Sourcebooks Inc. Publishing House (I will just post the email she sent me, word for word)…

Good Afternoon!

I’m pleased to announce a celebration of all things Elven! In honor of the release of The Lord of Illusion by Kathryne Kennedy this month, the third book in her Elven Lords Series, we have an exciting book blogger hop in which 7 bloggers will take you on a journey to the mythical version of England Kathryne Kennedy has created in her magical romance series.

 Ruled by seven dangerously powerful Elven Lords, who use the Kind as a pawn in their wars and games, the rebellion of humans and half-breeds (half elven, half human) have joined forces and risked their lives to try to defeat the treacherous rule the Elven Lords have over their homes. In each book in this series—The Fire Lord’s Lover, The Lady of the Storm and The Lord of Illusion—brave men and women sacrifice almost everything for the rebellion… but they also fall in love along the way!

 The blogger hop begins on Monday and will last until the following Monday, February 13th. Each day you will learn about a different realm, read excerpts from the books handpicked by Kathryne, and have a chance to win fun prizes on each stop. On the very last date, Sourcebooks’ will announce the grand prize of a $100 B&N Gift Card. If you comment on the other blogs, those comments will also count in the big grand prize drawing!

 You can find out more information about Kathryne at the following places:

©       Website: http://kathrynekennedy.com/

©       Blog: http://kathrynekennedy.blogspot.com/

©       Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathryne-Kennedy/26885956277

©       Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/KathryneKennedy

 We hope to see you along the way as we celebrate the magical world and breathtaking love stores Kathryne has created for the Elven Lords Series.

 Best,

Danielle

 

 Elven Realm Blogger Hop Schedule

Featuring the Elven Lords Series by Kathryne Kennedy

(Prizes open to US and Canada Only)

 2/6 “Dewhame”—hosted by Star-Crossed Romance http://star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/

Grand Prize: Small Desktop Fountain + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series

Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series

 2/7 “Firehame”—hosted by Books Like Breathing http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com/

Grand Prize: Red Candles (battery operated) + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series

Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series

 2/8 “Dreamhame”—hosted by SOS Aloha http://www.sosaloha.blogspot.com/

Grand Prize: Pretty Sparkly Make Up + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series

Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series

 2/9 “Stonehame”—hosted by Book Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/

Grand Prize: Purple Jewelry + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series

Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series

 2/10 “Bladehame”—hosted by The Royal Reviews http://theroyalreviews.blogspot.com/

Grand Prize: Sword Letter Opener + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series

Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series

 2/11 “Terrahame”—hosted by Debbie’s Book Bag http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/

Grand Prize: Terra Cotta Wind Chimes + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series

Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series

 2/12 “Verdanthame”—hosted by Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell http://books-forlife.blogspot.com/

Grand Prize: Fairy Garden Orament + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series

Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series

 2/13 Elven Realm Blogger Hop Grand Prize Announcement—hosted by the Sourcebooks Buzz Blog http://www.sourcebooks.com/authors/the-buzz-sourcebooks.html

-Anyone who comments on the other blogs throughout the blogger hop will be eligible for this overall grand prize, too-

Grand Prize: $100 B&N Gift Card + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series

Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series

 

OK, so you guys got the word, now head out in the blogosphere and enter the Elven Realm for your chance to win. Good Hunting to you all.

Write On!

What better way to spread some lovin’ this Valentine’s Day than jumping at these romance fiction and non-fiction eBook deals from Sourcebooks Inc. publishing house…

 These deals are available with all major e-Book retailers!

Please be aware of the following:

    • There are 12 titles included in this promotion!
    • These titles consist of Romance Fiction and Romance Non-Fiction titles.
    • Pay attention to prices—they vary from Free up to $2.99— prices are below each title.
    • This promotion will last from 1/31/12-2/15/12. 
    • Promotions are available at all Major eBook retailers!

Title: Lucky in Love by Carolyn Brown

Promotional Price: FREE (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Contemporary Cowboy Romance

When hunky rancher “Lucky Beau” Luckadeau accuses spitfire Milli Torres of stealing his prize bull, she promptly shoots at him, triggering a feud that only gets resolved when they discover they share a steamy hot memory from a night long ago…

It was a night of passion that has always haunted Lucky. The mysterious beauty he seduced at a cousin’s wedding disappeared. He’s always been lucky at cards, lucky

with cattle, and lucky with land, but he’s never been lucky in love.

Now Milli Torres has come to southern Oklahoma to help out on her grandfather’s ranch. A cut fence and a big, mean Angus bull in the pasture are bad enough, but then she looks up and sees Beau Luckadeau. Great God Almighty, how did he get from Louisiana to Ardmore, Oklahoma, and what in the hell is she going to do if he recognizes her?

 

 

Title: 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom

Promotional Price: FREE (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Paranormal Romance

Jazz can’t decide whether to scorch him with a fireball or jump into bed with him.

Jasmine Tremaine, a witch who can’t stay out of trouble.

Nikolai Gregorivich, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop on the trail of a serial killer.

The sizzling love affair between Jazz and Nick has been off-again, on-again—for about 300 years. Mostly off, lately. But now Nick needs Jazz’s help, and while Jazz and Nick try to figure out their own hearts and resist their ever-increasing attraction, they must steer clear of a maniacal killer with super-supernatural powers. They are surrounded by a hilarious cast of oddball paranormal characters, including Irma, the chain-smoking ghost who haunts Jazz’s sports car, Dweezil, her ghoul of a boss, and Fluff and Puff, a pair of bunny slippers with sharp teeth and short tempers (watch your ankles)!

 

 Title: The Greatest Love On Earth by Mary Ellen Dennis

Promotional Price: $1.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Historical Romance

He’s fearless, except when it comes to Calliope Kelley…

Nothing could shake the courage of lion tamer Brian O’Connor, until the circus is threatened and the love of his life deserts him…

Danger, drama, dazzling excitement are her world…

Bold, beautiful Calliope Kelley would jump through flaming hoops to protect her father’s circus. But when disaster strikes and Calliope loses everything, she knows she must build brand new dreams…

Torn apart and betrothed to others, a twist of fate brings Brian and Calliope back under the bigtop, where together they’ll walk the high-wire to see if great loves turn to ashes or rekindle to burn brightly forever…

  

Title: The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

Promotional Price: $1.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Fantasy Romance

If his powers are discovered, his father will destroy him…

In a magical land ruled by ruthless Elven lords, the Fire Lord’s son Dominic Raikes plays a deadly game to conceal his growing might from his malevolent father—until his arranged bride awakens in him passions he thought he had buried forever…

Unless his fiancée kills him first…

Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married…

 Then Dominic and Cassandra together uncover an unspeakable evil, one that threatens the destruction of the magical realm they would give their souls to save…

 

 Title: The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice by Abigail Reynolds

Promotional Price: $1.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Contemporary Romance

A modern love story with a Jane Austen twist…

Marine biologist Cassie Boulton has no patience when a modern-day Mr. Darcy appears in her lab on Cape Cod. Proud, aloof Calder Westing III is the scion of a famous political family, while Cassie’s success is hard-won in spite of a shameful family history.

When their budding romance is brutally thwarted, both by his family and by hers, Calder tries to set things right by rewriting the two of them in the roles of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice…but will Cassie be willing to supply the happy ending?

 

Title: Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels by Sarah Wendell

Promotional Price: $2.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Relationships (Non-Fiction)

Take a dashing hero with a heart of gold and a mullet of awesome. Add a heroine with a bustle and the will to kick major butt. Then include enough contrivances to keep them fighting while getting them alone and possibly without key pieces of clothing, and what do you have? A romance novel. What else? Enough lessons about life, love, and everything in between to help you with your own happily-ever-after.

Lessons like…

  • Romance means believing you are worthy of a happy ending
  •  Learning to tell the prince from the frog
  • Real-life romance is still alive and kicking
  • No matter how bad it is, at least you haven’t been kidnapped by a Scottish duke (probably)

   

Title: 1001 Ways to Be Romantic by Gregory J.P. Godek

Promotional Price: $2.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Relationships (Non-Fiction)

More Romantic than Ever!

 Sure, you could buy some roses.

Yes, you could cook an elegant romantic dinner.

Of course, you could give a heart-shaped box of chocolates.

 But sometimes you want to do more than that. Sometimes you want to show just how much you really care, how much passion you really feel, and how much more your partner means to you than absolutely anything else.

 Packed with unique suggestions, easy gestures, and thoughtful gift ideas, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic is “worth memorizing” (Boston Herald). More than one and a half million people have used this book to kick up the fun and romance, making it a modern classic and #1 national bestseller. It’s a must-have for anyone, in any relationship, who wants to spark some more love in their lives.

 

Title: It Was Love When… by Robert K. Elder

Promotional Price: $2.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Relationships (Non-Fiction)

He told me I was a penguin: “tiny, adorable, and loved by everyone.”

TALES FROM THE BEGINNING OF LOVE

It may be after three days together, or after three months-it’s that moment when it all falls together. From heartfelt declarations to all-knowing smiles, It Was Love When .. captures that moment when love is just beginning.

• I thought to myself, “I love him more than Spider-Man loves Mary Jane.”

• I was looking through his iTunes when I realized that our playlists were nearly identical.

• Suddenly he turned off the lights and told me to look up at the ceiling. Glow-in-the-dark stars covered the entire ceiling, spelling out “I love you.”

Both addictive and heartwarming, It Was Love When .. is a freeze frame of that moment when you realize that you’re truly, completely in love.

 

Title: Love by the Numbers by Glynis McCants

Promotional Price: $2.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Relationships (Non-Fiction)

The love you have always desired is in the Numbers…

International bestselling author and media sensation Glynis McCants created this exciting guide to love through the power of Numerology because she believes that the greatest gift one can receive is that of true and lasting love. The secret is in understanding you and your partner by the Numbers, and gaining the insights you need to keep your love thriving!

 Glynis’ celebrated system is a contemporary spin on the ancient Science of Numerology that is easy to use and amazingly accurate. She’ll teach you the simple way to create a Numerology Blueprint that reveals what kind of mate would fulfill your—or a potential mate’s—innermost needs and desires.

 If you’re single, you’ll learn how to pick the right partner from the start!

If you’re in a relationship that’s lost its spark, you’ll have the information you need to reignite the passionate love you once had.

 With Love by the Numbers as your guide, you can ensure that your love relationship stays healthy, satisfying, and on track for a lifetime.

  

Title: 269 Amazing Sex Tips and Tricks for Him by Anne Hooper and Phillip Hodson

Promotional Price: $2.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Sex (Non-Fiction)

A saucy new edition of the perennial seller, with fresh photography and updated content, from sex guru Anne Hooper (more than 1.75 million sex books sold).

 Everything is covered (or should we say “uncovered”) from head to toe and beyond, for the most mind-blowing sex you’ve ever had!

 269 Amazing Sex Tips and Tricks for Him gives men everything they need to be an amazing lover and to turn on and satisfy their woman.

  

Title: 269 Amazing Sex Tips and Tricks for Her by Anne Hooper and Phillip Hodson

Promotional Price: $2.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Sex (Non-Fiction)

A saucy new edition of the perennial seller, with fresh photography and updated content, from sex guru Anne Hooper (more than 1.75 million sex books sold).

 Everything is covered (or should we say “uncovered”) from head to toe and beyond, for the most mind-blowing sex you’ve ever had!

 269 Amazing Sex Tips and Tricks for Her gives women all the details on how to please their man and make their sex life amazingly satisfying.

  

Title: Porn Star Secrets of Sex

Promotional Price: $2.99 (1/31/2012 – 2/15/2012)

Category: Sex (Non-Fiction)

You don’t have to have aspirations to stardom or want any more audience than your own special guy. This guide will show women how to get rid of inhibitions and find new ways to be beautiful and sexy with over 100 mind-blowing tips, tricks and games.

 Tips and advice cover every aspect of sexual behavior to build a woman’s confidence and make her feel like a true sex goddess, including how to:

     * Strip with confidence – there’s a reason guys are turned on by just the right amount of teasing.

    * Get comfortable with oral sex – find out how to do it and receive it in ways that will totally enhance your and your partner’s libidos.

    * Have multiple orgasms if you want to – why deny yourself this mind-blowing treat?

    * Talk dirty like a pro – a top turn-on and a great way to get what you want in bed.

Four-time RITA® Award nominee and Golden Heart® Award winner Stephanie Rowe is the nationally bestselling author of more than twenty books. Stephanie writes romance (paranormal, contemporary and suspense), teen fiction, middle grade fiction and inspirational non-fiction. For more details, visit www.stephanierowe.com or visit me on Facebook or on Twitter at StephanieRowe2.

For the second time, Laugh Love Write is honored to have the talented author with us, so First things first. Your January 2012 release; Hold Me if You Can, tell us about it and how the story came about?

 Stephanie Rowe: In HOLD ME IF YOU CAN, book three of the Soulfire series, Nigel Aquarian is the only warrior who’s entirely at peace with his softer side. Give him a sketch pad and some markers, and he’s happy. But those that giveth; taketh away, and Nigel suddenly finds that his art has become deadly to those he loves. Without his art, Nigel has no outlet for his darker side. He has to find a way to regain control before he kills everyone he loves, and the only woman who can help him is Natalie Fleming, a passionate woman with a talent for chocolate, demons and maybe, just maybe, his salvation. If, of course, they don’t kill each other first.

 

When I started writing the Soulfire series, my goal was to take the traditional and twist it into unexpected directions. I wanted to surprise the reader by creating a powerful, sexy story about the triumph of love in the most unusual of circumstances. Of course, I wanted the men to be badass immortal warriors who had been sufficiently tortured to make it impossible for them to trust, to connect or to bond (except with the woman who was meant for them, and their loyal team of warriors). Who wouldn’t want that kind of man in her books?

 But I also wanted these guys to be more complex and unexpected than your typical tortured warriors. I wanted to turn the traditional paranormal hero on its head, so I wanted to give these guys an unexpectedly soft side that torments them as much as it gives them peace. I did that by having them spend a few centuries being tortured in the Den of Womanly Pursuits by Death’s grandma. While in the Den, the men of the Soulfire series were forced to tap into their softer sides. It’s to their great dismay and embarrassment that they have become addicted to their delicate pastimes for their sanity (literally), and they try their best to do their cross-stitching, knitting and other such skills in private, or when appropriately covered in the remnants of a man-battle. I wanted to show that a man can be a bad ass warrior, and still tap into his gentle nature without losing that which makes him so powerful and appealing.

 The whole series is based on that kind of approach: I wanted to take the expected and twist it on its head. Like the main villain in TOUCH IF YOU DARE is Cupid, who normally you’d think would be a good guy. The book is full of satirical twists on the paranormal romance norm, not just with the warriors, but in many different ways. I had a lot of fun creating it, and readers seem to enjoy it as well.

 I, personally like to see how authors envision their characters, so if Hold Me if You can gained a movie deal, who would you cast for the characters?

Stephanie Rowe:  Hugh Jackman for Nigel, because, well, Hugh is Hugh. For Natalie, I would say Kate Blanchett because of her intensity and her smile.

 (Hugh Jackman on the left and Cate Blanchett on the right…in case you didn’t know)

 

 

In a previous interview, you said Nigel of Hold Me if You Can was the hardest character for you to write. How do you feel about that now and has there ever been something you wanted to change?

Stehpanie Rowe: First off, let me just say that I love Nigel. I love how hard he fights to be the man he wants to be, and when his art is stolen from him, I love his courage and determination in finding another way to control the monster he carries within. I love how he cherishes Natalie, how he helps her in her own battle. I think he’s a great dichotomy of the deadly tortured warrior who can still be a total softie (and be damn proud of it!). Nigel is a total bad ass who can decimate the bad guys within seconds, but in his heart, he likes nothing more than to tap into his artistic side and pour all his inner tenderness into paints of those he loves. He’s the man who will write you poetry at the same time he’s slaying demons for you, and he’ll turn love making into the most beautiful experience ever, because he’s not afraid to tap into the side of him that is about beauty, love and harmony and to shower his woman with all that tenderness.

Nigel was a challenge to write, however, because in the first two books, he was very peaceful and serene, and he seemed to not have any inner conflicts. I had to really dig deep to find his secrets, and to portray them in a way that was consistent with how he had appeared in the first two books. He was a challenge, because he is the most complex of the characters so far, and I really wanted to do him justice. I love how he turned out, and I wouldn’t change it at all!

What do you think makes a good story?

Stephanie Rowe:  The emotions of the characters. I honestly believe that is the core of every good story. If a reader is sucked into the soul of the characters, if their struggles and travails and triumphs become emotionally compelling to the reader, then the reader is invested and will be caught up in the story no matter what the plot or setting or journey is. We live with our hearts every day, even when we try to be tough and pretend we don’t, so when a character awakens our hearts, that’s when the story comes to life.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?

Stephanie Rowe: If so, what do you do about it? I used to have big problems with writer’s block, often resulting in extensive re-working of books (it was not uncommon for me to stop at page 300 and start over in a total rewrite because I’d gone off track). I believe that most writer’s block occurs because the author has gone off in the wrong direction. To clear the writer’s block, the author needs to back up and figure out where they went wrong. I wound up having to do that so much that I decided I needed to rework my system and get a better game plan and analysis system, which means I now do extensive pre-planning. I decided there had to be a more efficient process for getting the book to work, so I embarked on a three year long journey to learn as much as I could about how other authors plotted and revised their books. I read books, attended workshops and sought out advice wherever I could. I took all the information and techniques, sifted through them, and then put together an extensive set of plotting documents that takes me from first idea to finished book. It’s worked really well for me for five books, so I’m happy. It takes longer before I get to actually start writing the book, but it is so much more efficient!

What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers?

Stephanie Rowe: For synopsis writing, my bible is the synopsis workshop on Lisa Gardner’s website, www.lisagardner.com. I use it for every synopsis I write. For storytelling, I use a combination of the book Save the Cat (The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need) by Blake Snyder, “The Hero’s Journey” lecture on Mary Buckham’s website (for sale for about $20—every lecture on her website is brilliant. Get it). And the last critical item is Goal, Motivation, Conflict by Deb Dixon, which is the number one most important book to start with for beginning writers.

Do you have any tips for authors seeking to get published?

Stephanie Rowe: My usual advice is to write a lot, start new books instead of revising old ones to death, join RWA and go to conferences to learn about writing. And, of course, continuing to read. But with the advent of self-publishing, I would add a caveat of DON’T SELF PUBLISH TOO SOON. I wrote 18 books before I sold my first book. Had self-publishing been an option back then, I’m sure I would have put up lots of those books, and it would have been a mistake. Why? Because the books weren’t good enough. Recently, I decided to self-publish some of those old books, but when I went back to look at them, I realized that I would have had to completely rewrite them from scratch because they weren’t high enough quality to put up. The truth is that we often think we are ready to be published when we aren’t. Enter contests. Query agents. Write another book. And another. Eventually, when you start doing well in contests, and when you start getting good responses from agents, that will be a sign that you’re writing well enough that maybe it’s time for you to self-publish successfully. Until you can do well in those contests and get good responses from submissions, don’t put your book up on Amazon. Putting up books that aren’t ready will hurt you more than waiting a year will. Be patient. The opportunities aren’t going away. They are simply getting better.

 Christian’s the last of the four main warriors in the Soulfire series, so correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m assuming his book is next, can you tell us about it?

Stephanie Rowe: Yes, you’re right! Christian’s story is up next in SEIZE WITH YOUR KISS, which is scheduled for July 2012. Christian has been battling a huge burden that he hasn’t been able to share with his team, and it finally all comes crashing down around him. Like his teammates, Christian is a survivor and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to survive, even if it means tracking down the one woman who could destroy him forever… or bring him back. I’m also happy to report that Death will finally get a girlfriend, one who is exactly what he needs, even if he doesn’t quite think so…

What comes after that for you? Will there be more to the Soulfire series or can we expect something entirely different?

Stephanie Rowe: There are definitely more books coming in the Soulfire series. Look for Pascale’s story in early 2012. You’ll get to know him a little better in Christian’s story, and you’ll be dying for his story by the end! As for other projects that are coming up, I have quite a busy 2012 scheduled! First up is the ebook release of my Alaska Heat romantic suspense series, which was originally published in paperback in 2009.

 ICE came out last week, and CHILL will be out in mid-February. Mid-march is the launch of my new dark, sexy paranormal series Order of the Blade, and there will be three books in that series out this spring. Summer will see the release of book four of the Soulfire series, SEIZE WITH YOUR KISS, and in the fall will be a new book from my Immortally Sexy paranormal romance series. There will be one more book in late 2012, but it’s still undecided about which series it will be. Late 2012 will also showcase two more teen books that are re-releases of books that were published a few years ago. So, lots of exciting things!

Thank you so much taking the time to answer these questions and visit us here at Laugh Love Write again. Write On!

For a review of Hold Me if You Can; Click Here.

For a review of Touch if You Dare; Click Here.

For a review of Kiss at Your Own Risk; Click Here.

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Non-Fiction

1. Battle 100 by Michael Lee Lanning

2. Best Little Stories from the Civil War by C. Bryan Kelly

3. History Buff’s Guide to the Civil War by Thomas R. Flagel

4. It Was Over When… by Robert K. Elder

5. Killer Book of True Crime by Tom Philbin and Michael Philbin

Young Adult

6. Beautiful Dead Book 1: Jonas by Eden Maguire

7. Merlin’s Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton

8. Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach

Fiction

9. Child of the Northern Spring by Persia Woolley

10. The Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman

11. God is an Englishman by R.F. Delderfield

12. The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick

13. Hawk of May by Gillian Bradshaw

14. The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee

15. The Immigrants by Howard Fast

16. The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick

17. Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell

18. Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell

19. Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan

20. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll

21. An Offer You Can’t Refuse by Jill Mansell

22. The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins

23. Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell

24. Plain Fear: Forsaken by Leanna Ellis

25. Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell

26. A Secret in Salem by Sheri Anderson

27. Skipped Parts by Tim Sandlin

28. Staying at Daisy’s by Jill Mansell

29. Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell

30. To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

31. A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly

32. When Harry Hit the Hamptons by Mara Goodman-Davies

33. The World from Rough Stones by Malcolm Macdonald

Romance

34. 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom

35. Awaken the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

36. Call of the Highland Moon by Kendra Leigh Castle

37. A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare

38. Cover Me by Catherine Mann

39. Cowboy Fever by Joanne Kennedy

40. Cowboy Trouble by Joanne Kennedy

41. Demons Prefer Blondes by Sidney Ayers

42. A Duke to Die For by Amelia Grey

43. The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

44. The Goblin King by Shona Husk

45. Heart of the Highland Wolf by Terry Spear

46. Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear

47. The Heir by Grace Burrowes

48. The Highlander’s Sword by Amanda Forester

49. I Dream of Genies by Judi Fennell

50. In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell

51. It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare

52. Kiss at Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe

53. The Legend of Michael by Lisa Renee Jones

54. Love Drunk Cowboy by Carolyn Brown

55. The Making of a Duchess by Shana Galen

56. Making Waves by Tawna Fenske

57. Merely Magic by Patricia Rice

58. The Mistress’ House by Leigh Michaels

59. One Fine Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

60. The Return of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman

61. Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye

62. SEALed with a Kiss by Mary Margret Daughtridge

63. Slave by Cheryl Brooks

64. Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase

65. Taste Me by Tamara Hogan

66. Tyler by C.H. Admirand

67. What a Goddess Wants by Stephanie Julian

68. Wickedly Charming by Kristine Grayson

Sarah Wendell, or as she is more commonly known; Smart Bitch Sarah, is the power storm behind the romance fiction review blog; Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. In April 2009, her first book, co-written with Candy Tan; Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance, was published by Touchtone/Fireside, and is now in use in undergraduate courses at Yale, Princeton, and DePaul. To borrow from her bio on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, her website “specializes in reviewing romance novels, examining the history and future of the genre, and bemoaning the enormous prevalence of bodacious pectorals adorning male cover models.”

Now, Sarah brings us the gift book; Everything I Know About Love, I Learned From Romance Novels, which as Sarah says… “puts to rest the sad idea that romances create unrealistic expectations of love, relationships, and sex.”

Sarah Wendell tells it like it is, in her new straight-forward book; Everything I Know About Love I Learned From Romance Novels.

Everything I Know About Love, I Learned From Romance Novels
Author: Wendell, Sarah
Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc.
Publication Date: October 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4022-5449-9

From Sourcebooks Inc.

Take a dashing hero with a heart of gold and a mullet of awesome. Add a heroine with a bustle and the will to kick major butt. Then include enough contrivances to keep them fighting while getting them alone and possibly without key pieces of clothing, and what do you have? A romance novel. What else? Enough lessons about life, love, and everything in between to help you with your own happily-ever-after.
Lessons like…
Romance means believing you are worthy of a happy ending
Learning to tell the prince from the frog
Real-life romance is still alive and kicking
No matter how bad it is, at least you haven’t been kidnapped by a Scottish duke (probably)

What I think of the Book

I am going to cut straight to the chase about this book and am not going to bother with any of the preliminaries.

As plainly as I can manage, let me just tell you: I loved this book!

Anyone who has ever read Sarah Wendell’s work knows she writes “with none of the bullshit,” and simply tells it like it is. With this sort of book, that wit is invaluable. Sarah tackles many of the incorrect stereotypes associated with romance fiction readers and lends a new credibility to the under-appreciated role of the romance writer.
With humor and style, Sarah Wendell compiles anecdotes from authors, readers and everyone in between, providing a composite the likes of which has never been seen before.

For example, Sarah addresses not only what we learn to do in relationships, but also what not to do, all from reading romance novels. She explains how readers don’t accumulate misguided ideas about love, but how they are able to apply certain notions to better their real-life relationships.
Romances don’t just teach us about love, but they also teach us about ourselves, about what we individually need in a partner, and what we need to work on to become a better partner.

With a unique style of writing, Sarah Wendell has given readers a coffee-table self-help book that is refreshing and actually speaks in favor of romance novels…Hallelujah!

Sarah has given romance fiction fans ammunition against naysayers (who never really do know what they’re talking about) and brought into our homes a sense of community; a reminder that we, romance fiction readers, are not alone and there are others like us out there.

Whether you are a romance fiction junkie or a romance fiction enemy, this is the book for you.

Having been a romance reviewer for some time, there were points made in this book that were news to me and left me with a sense of needing to recommend this book to EVERYONE!

Sarah Wendell will make you laugh while reprimanding you and shock the socks right off your feet, all with a smile and a no-nonsense manner. Seriously, read this book, you won’t regret it. In fact, I will bet you wind up referencing it from time to time and find yourself re-reading it over and over again.

The time to enter the Cover Me by Catherine Mann give away has elapsed and without further delay, it is time to announce the two lucky winners…

And the Winners are…

 

Jennifer and Lisa

Yay! Congratulations.

 Now, the winners have 24 hours to respond to the email I sent them, and if I don’t hear back, the give away will continue and a new winner(s) will be drawn. Thank you to everyone who entered and I hope you all try again. (Winners were drawn using random.org and chosen through no decision of my own)

Also, I have another winner to announce…

The winner of the Helen Hollick Blog Tour is…

mamabunny13

Congratulations!

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Bring It Close by Helen Hollick
Being the Third Voyage of Cpt. Jesamiah Acorne & his ship, Sea Witch
ISBN: 9781906236625 
Published by: SilverWood Books
Price £ 10.99 $18.50 (US)

Back cover blurb :

Jesamiah Acorne, Captain of the Sea Witch, has accepted a pardon of amnesty against his misdeeds of piracy, but old enemies do not forget the past. In particular Edward Teach – Blackbeard himself – has a bone to pick with Acorne.
Following an indiscretion with an old flame, Jesamiah finds his fiancée, the midwife and white witch, Tiola Oldstagh, has gone to North Carolina to help with a difficult birth: the problem, that is where Blackbeard now resides. He must not discover that Tiola is Jesamiah’s woman. She will have to hide her gift of Craft from the black-hearted pirate who has sold his soul to the devil.
With Sea Witch damaged and himself wounded, Jesamiah must take stock of the situation – but arrested for acts of piracy how is he to clear his name, avoid the noose, keep Tiola safe and put an end to Blackbeard – all while being haunted by the ghost of his father?
From the Bahamas to North Carolina and Williamsburg in Virginia Bring It Close moves at a swashbuckling pace. There is intrigue, misunderstandings, romance and adventure – all wrapped up in a blend of supernatural fantasy and a sailor’s yarn of a good read!

What I think of Bring it Close

So, it was with a sad heart I turned the last page of Bring it Close. Already bereft of a friend I had found in the Sea Witch series.

Having read the first two books in the series, I have already established a relationship with the Sea Witch characters. Jesamiah, naturally, but also Tiola, Rue, Isiah, and even Finch weaved his way into my heart just as he did Jesamiah’s. The characters become like old friends, ones you can count on to lift your spirits, distract you from your own life and always be there when you need them. So, it was with a sad heart I turned the last page of Bring it Close. Already bereft of a friend I had found in the Sea Witch series.
But, enough of my loss, I can only re-read these adventures, and wait with bated breath for the fourth installment. So, onto what I thought of the book. In general, Bring it Close was a very climatic third book in the series. Lots of loose ends were tied and issues were accurately sorted to appease readers. As usual with Helen’s work, historical fact is perfectly interwoven with fiction to create something so real, and yet so unbelievable enough, to become a perfect piece of literature for readers to escape into. What I love about this series, is the realness of it. The descriptive details really captivate readers senses, allowing you to almost feel what the characters are feeling. The pirate jargon, so expertly researched, adds such an amazing touch to the story that it just wouldn’t be nearly as good without it.

As far as characters are concerned. I did like Tiola more in this novel, and was only mad at her once; when she let Jesamiah get away with adultery too easily. But, at the same time, that event lent such a realistic image to Jesamiah, being the swashbuckling pirate that he is, that I also forgave him not long after his stupid mistake. I was very pleased with Helen’s introduction and inclusion of the dreaded pirate Blackbeard. He, alone, gave a new depth to the novel. Blackbeard reached a new level of sinister villainy in Bring it Close, and it made for an entirely intriguing novel, while also causing readers to become more emotionally invested in the characters. Once readers are introduced to Blackbeard, you won’t be able to help acknowledging the dangers the heroes find themselves in, and rooting for their outcome while holding your breath. I was also struck by the loyalty of the Sea Witch crew too. They alone make the book worth reading.

The action, adventure, horror, fantasy, and romance of this novel was monumental. I am always enthralled with how Helen Hollick so expertly brings the past to life, and this novel certainly didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t recommend it anymore as a book worth reading. I am glad to have reviewed it, and am certain it will not be long on my shelf before I need my next Jesamiah fix.

If you want to know about the blog tour, or enter the Helen Hollick Give Away, just click on the tour button above and read on!

As we near the close of the Helen Hollick Blog Tour, I have a little map to show you Jesamiah Acorne fans. For anyone wondering where exactly he sets sail to and from, here is a map of the places mentioned in the Sea Witch Trilogy. This map is actually featured in Sea Witch.


New map – featured in Sea Witch published by SilverWood Books UK
Designed by http://www.avalongraphics.org

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Four-time RITA Award nominee and Golden Heart Award winner Stephanie Rowe is a national bestselling author of paranormal romance, and has written more than twenty-five novels. Stephanie has charmed reviewers with her unique blend of humor and otherworldly magic. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, where she is working on Book 3 in the Soulfire Series, Hold Me If You Can (January 2011).

Thanks for coming to Laugh Love Write today. To get to know you better, I figured we could do a round of quick flash questions, don’t forget to answer the first thing that comes to your mind.

What was the first romance novel you remember reading?
SR: It’s OK if You Don’t Love Me. I have no idea who the author was.
What is something you will never do again?
SR: I will never ignore it when my gut tells me something. Or at least, I will try.
What is the most unusual thing that has ever happened to you?
SR: Honestly, I can’t think of anything that’s unusual enough to qualify for this question!
What is your favorite word and why?
SR: Plethora. I don’t know why. I just love saying it. It rolls so nicely off the tongue.
If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be & why?
SR: Kim Clijsters, the professional tennis player. She has achieved all the success in the world professionally, and she has a great home life and family. She has always inspired me with her positive attitude, no matter what is going on in her life, and I admire that so much. I would love to feel what it’s like to be her.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
SR: Well, when I was a teenager, I was pretty sure I was going to be a psychiatrist. I was the one who all my friends came to when they were upset and wanted advice. I loved delving into the whys of what made people tick. I never went that route, but I feel like that same attraction to the inner workings of the human spirit carries through into my writing, as I delve into the depths of my character’s souls.
What was the last movie you saw?
SR: Pirates of the Caribbean IV. I love Captain Jack Sparrow!
Biggest TV addiction?
SR: Dancing with the Stars. I stumbled upon it accidentally with my daughter one night, and we both became addicted. I think I love it for three reasons: (1) I love the dancing (2) it is inspiring to watch the contestants dig deep to reach levels they didn’t think they could manage (3) I love the romance between the man and the woman while they are dancing.
Guilty Pleasure?
SR: Chocolate chip cookie dough.
Fruits or veggies?
SR: Fruit all the way! I actually eat a lot of veggies too, but I eat them out of duty. I eat the fruit because I LOVE it.
Favorite childhood toy?
SR: My model horses. I had a stable and I made blankets for them and spent hours and hours with them. No riders. No people. Just the horses.
Finish this sentence: Writing is like…
SR: …a gift of beauty that resonates all the way through my spirit.

Now, getting right into things, can you tell us how the story for Touch If You Dare came about?
SR:  My goal with the Soulfire series was to create a story that took the paranormal genre and twisted it into new, unpredictable directions. I wanted to surprise the reader, by creating a powerful, sexy story about the triumph of love in the most unusual of circumstances. For example, the dark, alpha tortured hero is deliciously yummy, but I wanted to do something more. I wanted to give these guys an unexpectedly soft side that torments them as much as it gives them peace. Each warrior in this series has his own special talent, one that he’s embarrassingly addicted to for his mental well-being, be it knitting, cross-stitching or flower arranging. I wanted to show that a man can be a bad ass warrior, and still tap into his gentle nature without losing that which makes him so powerful and appealing.

In Touch If You Dare, Jarvis Swain is an immortal warrior with a talent for French braiding, who is also the Guardian of Hate.  He’s on the fast track toward succumbing to the hate in an explosion that will be not-so-good for the world at large. His only chance to save the world? Get some love from his wayward brother, Cupid, who is more interested in his new future as a Death’s premiere assassin than love. Jarvis’s only chance? Teaming up with Reina Fleming, Death’s tender-hearted assistant, who will either bring him to his knees or save him forever.

 If Touch If You Dare gained a movie deal, which actors would you cast in the character roles?
SR:  Hugh Jackman for Jarvis. He can be so dark and sexy, but with a soft side beneath. For the heroine, it would have to be Drew Barrymore, because no matter how tough she tries to be, you always see that gentle heart of hers.

 In Touch If You Dare there are a couple of sexual scenes, do you find those hard to write?
SR: Back when I first started writing, I wasn’t comfortable with the love scenes. Now, I love them, because now, when I write them, I put myself into my character’s souls, and I feel what that moment means to them. And then, it becomes beautiful and poignant and an important moment that needs to be shared.

 I heard the Soulfire series will continue in January 2012 with Nigel’s story, Hold Me If  You Can. Can you tell us about it?
SR: Nigel Aquarian is the only warrior who is entirely at peace with his softer side. Give him a sketch pad and some markers, and he’s happy. But those that giveth taketh away, and Nigel suddenly finds that his art has become deadly to those he loves. Without his art, Nigel has no outlet for his darker side. He has to find a way to regain control before he kills everyone he loves, and the only woman who can help him is Natalie Fleming, a passionate woman with a talent for chocolate, demons and maybe, just maybe, his salvation. If, of course, they don’t kill each other first.

Which of the books in the Soulfire series was the easiest/hardest to write?
SR:  Touch If You Dare was definitely the hardest for me to write. I was going through a really difficult time in my life personally, and I had a really hard time believing in the words that I was writing. I kept doubting myself and starting over. In the end, however, I feel like the book came out great. Sometimes, it’s from the darkest places that light can shine the brightest.  The easiest for me to write was the first book in the series, Kiss at Your Own Risk. I think that was easy because I had no agenda with that book. It was the first one in the series, so I could do anything I wanted and just play. That freedom allowed me to create without judgment or pressure, and so the words flowed effortlessly.

 Out of the characters in the Soulfire series, which one would you say is/was the hardest to write and why?
SR: I think the hero of the third book, Hold Me If You Can, was the toughest for me to write. His situation was complex, and it was a challenge to convey his issues the way I wanted to. But he was such a lovely hero that I feel like his beauty shines forth in the end.

What sorts of things do you research for your novel, and what was the weirdest thing you found while searching?
SR: I do some research up front, during the brainstorming process, and I also do research along the way, when I encounter something new. There are so many different aspects to research: it may be researching the geography of the setting, it may be learning about weapons, or how fire works, what time the sun sets, or researching the impact of traumatic life events on real people. The topic of my research affects what resources I turn to.

 I read once that you put in a lot of planning before beginning a book, can you walk us through that process?
SR: About six years ago, after I’d endured three books in a row that required extensive rewriting both during the writing process and after I turned them into my editor, I decided that I need to develop a better strategy for getting the book right the first time through. I then dedicated the next four years to attending every workshop & lecture I could find on plotting and pre-work. I took the ideas that I liked, and I began to create assorted brainstorming documents for myself. I now have a set of eight or so different documents. I start with the first one, and as I work through that, it gives me ideas for the next one, which then builds to the next one and so on. By the time I’m done, my characters are vibrating with life, and I have a really solid chart of significant plot events, and I’m ready to start writing.

What do you read while writing and does it influence or interfere with your own writing?
SR: When I’m preparing to brainstorm a new book, I will read a bunch in that genre. I find that helps my mind settle into the direction I want to go. Once the brainstorming gains momentum and the story starts claiming a life of its own, I stop reading in that genre so that the story can go its own way and not be influenced into a certain direction by the other books. Then I usually switch to historical romances b/c that’s my favorite to read, and I never write it, so it’s my escape. I also find that historical romances are often the most romantic stories, so by reading them, I keep that feel of romance and love in my heart as I write my own stories.

 And last but not least, is there anything else you would like your writers to know about your or the books you write?
SR: I just want to say thank you to all the readers who have supported my books over the years. There’s nothing I love more than hearing from a reader about how one of my books has touched their heart.

Thank you so much taking the time to answer these questions here at Laugh Love Write. Write On!

TOUCH IF YOU DARE BY STEPHANIE ROWE—IN STORES JULY 2011

He’s just about the hottest warrior she’s ever seen…
Reina Fleming really appreciates a man who’s on a mission—especially when he’s a badass warrior doing his best to impress her. And Jarvis is charmed by the way Reina’s magic touch can soothe his dark side.

But when Jarvis’s attention puts her job, her home, and her family in danger, Reina has to decide whether love is worth the price…

Enter the nonstop, action-packed world of Stephanie Rowe’s love stories—you’ll never think of the manly arts in the same way again.

Enter for your chance to win a free copy of Touch if You Dare by Stephanie Rowe

The always wonderful Danielle at Sourcebooks Inc. is giving away one copy of Touch if You Dare to two lucky winners. USA/Canada only. To enter all you have to do is fill out this form and comment on this post with your answer to the following question…Who is your favorite supernatural entity? Contest ends August 10.

Today we have with us the talented author of nearly 100 books, including 80 contemporary novels and more than a dozen non-fiction books. More than 35 million copies of her romance novels have been published by Harlequin. A 6 time RITA finalist, she has also received two Reviewer’s Choice awards from RT Book Reviews, and was the 2003 recipient of the Johnson Brigham Award. She is the author of On Writing Romance, published in January 2007 by Writers Digest Books. Leigh also teaches romance writing on the Internet at Gotham Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Ottumwa, Iowa, where she is working on her third book from Sourcebooks, The Wedding Affair, which will be in stores in September. Her first book with Sourcebooks Inc. Publishing House sold to rave reviews, The Mistress’ House and is followed by Just One Season in London.

Let’s get right in to the questions about your newest book. Just One Season in London was just released. Can you tell us what scene in the book is your favorite?
LM: One of my favorites is near the end of the story when Sophie hijacks her brother’s horse, tears her dress so she can ride astride, and takes off across the park in pursuit of the man who she simply can’t let get away. I loved writing that scene, largely because it parallels an earlier scene where they even say some of the same things to each other. And because Sophie is something of a renegade – she’s young enough not to think about the consequences.

I have to say, the novel was wonderfully written to add some suspense to the final pairing up of the characters. I wasn’t sure who was getting a HEA or who they were getting it with. How did you come up with the plot for Just One Season in London?
LM: I started writing with the basic idea of a mother, son, and daughter who are all trying to marry money – not to make life easier for themselves, but to take care of the other two. It’s the element of sacrifice which made this story so satisfying for me. I knew pretty much how Miranda’s story would end – though some of the details surprised me – and I was fairly certain of Rye’s happy ending. But I didn’t know who Sophie would end up with until I was about halfway through writing the book.

How much research did you have to undertake to make this historical romance novel?
LM: I think I’ve been researching the Regency period forever, first by reading novels set in the Regency period and then by absorbing all the non-fiction resources I could find. I usually have a reference book nearby and in odd moments I open it at random just to refresh my memory, because a writer never knows what detail she’ll want to use. Among the specific materials I obtained for this book was an illustrated guide to London at that time, so I could see what Grosvenor Square actually looked like. Also period maps, to visualize how different sites related to each other geographically and what the characters would see as they looked out windows or rode in carriages.

Tell us about your process of writing Just One Season in London, any outlines or plans?
LM: This book includes 66 separate scenes and four distinct points of view – so to keep each of the individual stories flowing, I kept a list of the scenes. For each scene I had a short tag line which included the POV character’s name, so I could glance at the list and know exactly how long it had been since I had used a particular point of view or advanced that specific romance.

If Just One Season in London gained a movie deal, which actors would you cast in the character roles?
LM: I’m absolutely terrible at the game of choosing actors – would any of your readers like to make suggestions? – but I would like to see Maggie Smith as Lady Stone. She could play both the cynical and romantic sides of that character with panache.

Your next book The Wedding Affair is coming out in September of this year, can you tell us about it?
LM: The Duke of Somervale’s sister is getting married at his country estate, and half of England is invited. But most of the guests have other things – not the wedding – on their minds. Wife-of-convenience Penelope Townsend is hoping to use the trip to the duke’s estate to seduce her husband into a real marriage… Vicar’s daughter Kate Blakely is desperate for a job that will let her escape the village… and poverty-stricken widow Olivia Reyne will stop at nothing to secure her daughter’s future, even if that means pretending to adore the duke – while the duke himself is dodging the covey of bridesmaids who are stalking him.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
LM: I’ve been a writer since I was very small – there is some perfectly dreadful poetry in my baby book. My degree is in journalism, because I wanted to make my living as a writer. Fortunately for me, I was able to do that by writing fiction instead.

What do you think makes a good story?
LM: To draw me in, a good read has to have interesting characters – people I would like to be friends with – facing intriguing problems with style and grace and humor.

Do you draw inspiration from reading other books, from family, or other sources?
LM: I’ve built entire books on a random comment someone made to me over lunch. I’ve used incidents that have happened to my friends (though, luckily for my friends, the incidents are usually much worse in the book than in real life). The most useful single source for me is newspapers, where there are stories about people facing odd or unusual problems. That serves as a takeoff point to ask, “What if this happened next?” or “What if he did this instead of that?”

What have you discovered is the most challenging part of writing?
LM: Actually putting the rear in the chair day after day and producing pages, when I sometimes don’t feel like it, or when the story feels as if it’s not going anywhere. Writing a book is a BIG project, and at the beginning it feels as if it will never be done no matter how many hours I sit there, so taking a walk is a much more inviting alternative.

What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers?
LM: Other than a wastebasket (or the electronic equivalent), not much. I often use Dr. Wicked’s Write or Die website (www.writeordie.com) when I’m writing a first draft, because facing consequences keeps me writing instead of second-guessing and editing and picking at flaws. That gets a lot of words on paper in a hurry, and then I can edit and polish and make them good.

Finish this sentence, Writing is like…
LM: Writing a book is like moving a train. Starting up from a dead stop and pulling out of the station takes a huge amount of energy, but it’s exciting to begin a new journey (or a new book). Then once the train is rolling and up to speed, the momentum carries it along and it’s actually hard to stop until you reach your destination – and write The End.

And last but not least, is there anything else you would like readers to know about you or the books you write?
LM: I love writing triple stories – three heroes, three heroines, three romances melded into one book. And I’d love to hear what readers think of that approach!

JUST ONE SEASON IN LONDON BY LEIGH MICHAELS—IN STORES JULY 2011

A family that courts together…
Viscount Ryecroft has a beautiful sister he needs to marry off… if only he had the money for her Season in London.

His family is in financial ruins, and his mother is willing to do anything to help her children, including sell herself to the highest bidder…

Finds passion on their own…
Sophie Ryecroft will sacrifice love to marry for the good of her family… but instead finds passion and solace in an attractive alternative.

With so much riding on their one and only Season in London, Rye, Sophie, and Miranda can’t help but get hopelessly entangled with all the wrong people…

Celebrated author Leigh Michaels effortlessly weaves three tales of unexpected romance with surprising twists you won’t soon forget.

Enter for your chance to win a free copy of Just One Season in London by Leigh Michaels

The always wonderful Danielle at Sourcebooks Inc. is giving away one copy of Just One Season in London to two lucky winners. USA/Canada only. To enter all you have to do is fill out this form and comment on this post with your answer to the following question…Who is your favorite historical man? Contest ends August 5.


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