Saturday, September 21, 2013

Books! Authors! A Load of Fun!! Baltimore Book Festival 9/27-9/29 #BBF2013 #amreading

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The scent of good food lingering in the early autumn air...a steel band playing in the distance...and TONS and TONS of books!!!

I'm so excited that it's that time of year again for the Baltimore Book Festival. This event has been growing each of the past three years I've participated, becoming one of those "can't miss" activities in Baltimore.

I'll be spending most of my time in the awesome Maryland Romance Writers' tent where we'll be featuring local romance authors and some pretty cool panel discussions/workshops. In addition to MRW's tent, there's a Ladies' Night Out (Friday night), cooking demonstrations, book signings, special appearances by well-knowns like Jennifer Armentrout, Meg Cabot, Brian Boitano, Kate Gosselin, and more!

Here's where to find me at the festival:
Friday, 9/27: 2 p.m. MRW Stage, HOT PARANORMAL FICTION
Authors will talk about why they write paranormal romance, paranormal creatures and world building, and why paranormal romance and characters are popular. Joya Fields, Laura Kaye, Misty Water, Rebecca York, Terri Brisbin and Lisa Airey.

Authors will talk about incorporating suspense and mystery into romantic fiction. Geri Krotow, Joya Fields, Rebecca York, Regina Jeffers, Robin Covington, and Nancy Weeks.

Saturday, 9/28, 4 p.m. MRW Stage, PLOTTING VS PANTSING 
Authors discuss techniques for coming up with story ideas. Christi Barth, Diana Cosby, Joya Fields, Lea Nolan, Terri Brisbin, and Andrew Grey.

Hope to see you there!!
Where: September27-29, 2013
Fri & Sat: noon-8pm
Sun: noon-7pm

Mt. Vernon Place,
centered on 600
North Charles St,
Baltimore MD 21201

For the full schedule, please visit The Baltimore Book Festival Web Site

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye, Cover Reveal #PNR #romance

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How about this for a hot cover reveal? I've loved this series since the very first paragraph of the very first book. Laura is not only a wonderful friend, she's an awesome writer. It's time to get excited about this April 2014 release!

About East of Ecstasy:

Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.

Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father’s plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he’s been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.

But Devlin’s love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever…or lost.

Books in Series:
North of Need
West of Want
South of Surrender

New York Times Bestselling Author, Laura Kaye
About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in paranormal and contemporary romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Night Owl Reviews Halloween Scavenger Hunt #prizes #romance

Win Books and Prizes in the Night Owl Reviews Halloween Web HuntGet ready, get set, go!

Have a blast finding your favorite authors and winning all sorts of awesome prizes like author gift baskets, books, and gift cards at the Night Owl Reviews Halloween Scavenger Hunt. Click the batty Halloween icon on the left to check out all of the cool authors and prizes.

But first...remember to scroll down to get the answer to MY scavenger hunt question. Where did Betty used to live? Find the answer below and fill in the blank on your entry form at Night Owl Reviews. Thanks for stopping by!

   After losing her father and brother in the line of duty, Missy Prescott vows never to get involved with anyone who has a dangerous job. Blessed with a golden voice, she takes a job as a disc jockey with her own late-night lovelorn dedication show on a popular radio station in Baltimore.
   Blake Decker has never had a family. He has come to count on the only family he knows—his brothers on the police force. He’s a one-night-stand kind of guy when it comes to relationships.
   Betty McAllister, the caring woman who used to live in Missy’s apartment, is now a ghost. She refuses to cross over until Blake—whom she viewed as her own son—is happily in love. She thinks Missy is the perfect girl for him.
   Missy and Blake need to keep each other at a distance as they work together to help Betty find a way to cross over. But when danger lurks, will Missy and Blake lose everything?

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Win Joya's Baltimore Fun Pack! eCopy of HEREAFTER, pink flamingo earrings (like the ones worn by the ghost in ALTERED FREQUENCY), and a crab t-shirt (size XL only). - Includes Shipped Items - (USA Shipping Only)
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Love at High Tide by Christi Barth is available now! #romance #summer #carinapress

I'm thrilled for my good friend and fantastic author, Christi Barth for the great reviews she's receiving on her newest release, LOVE AT HIGH TIDE. We were "release day twins" on July 8th when both of our books came out.
Check out this blurb and excerpt, and be sure to scroll down to find out where you can purchase this fun summer read (even though it's fall).

Darcy Trent is lucky Cooper Hudson is on hand to sweep her off her feet—literally—when she nearly drowns while swimming in the ocean. But life-saving aside, Mr. Perfect's timing stinks: Darcy's career is about to take her to the complete opposite side of the Atlantic. Still, a little summer loving with the tall, blond and sexy former cop is far too tempting to pass up.

When his plans to enter the Secret Service went south thanks to a bum knee, Coop retreated to the family beach house to mull his future. Romance is the last thing on his mind, until he fishes a curvy brunette out of the sea. Now, spending time in Darcy's arms seems like the ideal distraction, even if it is just for a week.

But with Darcy's departure date fast approaching and their careers on the line, can they realize in time that their beach fling might become the real thing?


“Thanks for the rescue. If you hadn’t grabbed me, I’d still be doing somersaults underwater. In my book, that qualifies you for hero status.”

An unreadable emotion flickered across his eyes so fast she almost missed it. In a low mutter, he said, “Don’t call me a hero.” He hit the hard-packed sand at the edge of the water and stopped walking.

Modest, heroic and gorgeous. And it didn’t take even a fraction of her eight years of training in cultural anthropology to figure out he was attracted to her. They’d long since hit land, and yet he made no move to put her down. Not that she was complaining. She’d happily continue to sit cradled in his arms. It gave her an up-close view of his chiseled cheekbones, sharp enough to etch glass. Her fingers brushed through the salt-spiked tips of his blond hair. No doubt about it: she’d found the man candy Trina had promised. One bite of him would be as sinful and addictive as a chocolate honey truffle.

“Well, I can’t call you Mr. In-The-Right-Place-At-The-Right-Time.” When his lips curled up showing off his dimple, Darcy’s interest kicked up a notch.

“Good point. I’m Cooper Hudson. Coop, to my friends.”

“Darcy Trent.”

“It’s been a long time since I met an ocean virgin.”

“Oh, but only in the aquatic sense, I assure you.” What? Why wave her long-vanished virginity under his nose? Now he probably thought she had the morals of an alley cat. But hearing the hottest man she’d ever seen use the word virgin threw her for a loop. Not the standard nice-to-meet-you conversation, by a long shot.

He flashed an easy smile. “Don’t worry. I hadn’t planned on delivering you as a virgin sacrifice to appease the volcano gods over at the mini-golf course.”

Okay, now Darcy could add funny to the list of his overwhelming awesomeness. Maybe she really had blacked out and was hallucinating her ideal man while unconscious, underwater. What else could explain such perfection?

“Darcy, what happened?” Trina’s yell preceded her appearance in front of them. After a quick yank upward to her scrap of a top, she rested her hand on Darcy’s leg. “Why’s he carrying you? Did you get stung in the foot by a jellyfish? ’Cause if you did, I’ll pee on it. That’ll take the sting away.”

That certainly settled the whole am-I-hallucinating question. Never, ever would Darcy fantasize about her best friend peeing on her. The situation had to be real. And if Trina in all her adorable annoyingness was real, then her hot hero hunk had to be real, too.

To her dismay, Cooper lowered her to the ground.

“Your friend’s fine,” Cooper announced. “A wave almost rolled her, so she’s a little shaken up, but uninjured.”

“You keep your distance,” Darcy warned with a hand raised to keep Trina at arm’s length. “Don’t even think about peeing on me. Not even if I get attacked by an entire school of jellyfish.”

Trina wrinkled her nose. “Okay, but if the situation arises, just remember that I would be willing to make that sacrifice.”

“Friendship is a beautiful thing.” Cooper’s sardonic tone belied the sincerity of his expression.

Bio: Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage.  A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning.  Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance.  Christi is President of the Maryland Romance Writers and lives in Maryland with her husband.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cover Reveal! JoAnne Kenrick's SEAL THE DEAL #decadent #romance

Coming this OCTOBER

Contemporary bestselling author JoAnne Kenrick

Isle of myth and magic. Destined Mates. One extraordinary night.

SEAL THE DEAL, Isle of Man and Selkie book one.