ICYM: Best of June

Hey, its Sara @HarlequinJunkie, stopping by to share with you some of our favorite reads from last month.
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My Top Five Real Life Heroes

Jude Deveraux, the author of more than thirty-seven New York Times bestsellers, sat down with us to talk about her real-life heroes. This week brings us her latest novel For All Time, the latest Nantucket Brides novel.   My Top Five Real Life Heroes Whom I’ve Written About Thomas Jefferson He’s famously known for being the 3rd president of the United States; American Founding Father; and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. But he also spoke five languages and designed his mansion Monticello. Genius. Inventive. Honorable   Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton He was a jack of many trades: a geographer, cartographer, spy, linguist, and poet. His main contributions include bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English and being the first European to see Lake Tanganyika. Brilliant. Gorgeous. Brave.  Nellie BlyContinue
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Mother’s Day Gift Bundle Giveaway

Mother’s Day is just one week away and if you haven’t gotten a gift for your own mom yet, we might just have you covered! We’re giving away an awesome bundle of books that we’re sure your mom will love–or if you happen to be a mom, enter to treat yourself! We’re giving away 1 Grand Prize bundle featuring Kelly Corrigan’s moving memoir, Glitter and Glue, about her relationship with her mother, True Lovethe first book in Jude Deveraux’s newest series, The Nantucket Brides Trilogy, Still Life With Bread Crumbsthe latest from Pulitzer prize winning author, Anna Quindlen, Katie Hafner’s memoir, Mother, Daughter, Me, about the year she spent living with her mother and navigating being both a mother to her daughter and a daughter to her mother,… Continue

14 Days of Giveaways: Day 14

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is the last day of our 14 Days of Giveaways! To celebrate, we’re giving way 10 PRIZE PACKS OF SIGNED BOOKS! Each of our 10 prize packs includes signed copies of: Bared to You by Sylvia Day, Release Me by J. Kenner, How to Tame Your Duke by Juliana Gray, The Last Victim by Karen Robards, Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard, True Love by Jude Deveraux, Down To You by M. Leighton, and The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber! ENTER TO WIN today’s prize pack! Make sure to sign up by 11:59pm ET tonight to be eligible to win! Winners will be notified tomorrow via email and announced on Romance at Random, Facebook, and Twitter.

New Release – True Love by Jude Deveraux

Set against the backdrop of the most beautiful Nantucket island, the reader is both immersed in the geography, and the lives of those lucky enough to call themselves Nantucketers. Finding love in this remarkable setting with people who prove themselves to be true kindred spirits make TRUE LOVE a remarkable and memorable read that will leave most folks with a marvelous sense of contentment.
Marilyn Rondeau – Reviewer
Jude Deveraux, the New York Times bestselling author of unforgettable romance, returns with a breathtaking first book in a fantastic new series—the Nantucket Brides trilogy. Set on the magical Massachusetts island, True Love introduces characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, the beloved family from Deveraux’s classic novels. Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the… Continue

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of TRUE LOVE!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of TRUE LOVE by Jude Deveraux, the breathtaking first book in a fantastic new series—the Nantucket Brides trilogy. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

Newsletter Giveaway: Win one of 10 SIGNED Galleys of TRUE LOVE by Jude Deveraux!

“Jude Deveraux’s Nantucket Brides series will sweep you away. A beautiful island, a sexy man, and plenty of secrets—this is a wonderful writer at her best.”—Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author of Three Sisters “A new Jude Deveraux novel means a very late night turning the pages straight through to the delicious end.”—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Escape “A novel about star-crossed love, life, death and reincarnation . . . a romantic story of love so deep it survives centuries.”—Kirkus Reviews Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. The elderly woman’s relationship to the Madsen family is a mystery to the spirited Alix—fresh from a romantic breakup—but for… Continue

Editor’s Corner: Linda Marrow talks editing and reveals big Jude Deveraux news

A RITA award winner herself, Ballantine Bantam Dell editor Linda Marrow has been editing romances since . . . well, she doesn’t want to say, just that it was a time of big hair and bodice-ripping covers. Some things have changed about the genre since Linda started her career, trends come and go, but the essential ingredient for a successful romance novel stays the same: passion. A deeply devoted and passionate editor herself, we caught up with Linda recently and asked her about her work and some of Ballantine’s upcoming titles. You have worked with some of the biggest romance stars. When reading a manuscript, what makes you suspect you might have a real hit on your hands? Is there something that sets apart the most successful romance writers?