Pantyhose, Pageants, and Police Lineups: Some Girls Can’t Stay Out of Trouble by Juliet Rosetti

Please don’t tell anyone. As a card-carrying feminist I blush to reveal this—but when I was seventeen years old, I competed in a beauty pageant. Swimsuits, talent, evening gowns—the whole cringe-inducing nine yards, including the walk down the runway. Checklist: butt tucked, gut sucked, chin up, smile painted on—but act natural. This stomach-knotting experience sprang to mind as I wrote a scene in my new book Crazy for you, in which my heroine, Mazie Maguire, is hauled into a police lineup. The events have a lot in common: the same sweaty, heart-pounding terror, knowing that people are critically judging every inch of you. You itch all over but you can’t scratch; your eyeballs feel dry but you can’t blink (blinking makes you look guilty); your panty hose is slithering down, heading toward your knees,… Continue

Guest Post: Umm . . . Stop By Anytime to Check Out My Toner by Juliet Rosetti

Behold the hero of the latest Mazie Maguire adventure, revealed here in all his sculpted glory, the gorgeous Canadian ex hockey-player Ben Labeck, who swaggers through Crazy for You, my new Loveswept Romance. Due out in January, it takes up where Ben and Mazie Maguire left off in The Escape Diaries. Sue Grimshaw, Random’s only-slightly-crazy creative director, foolishly allowed me to offer my two cents worth into the cover’s appearance—thank you, Sue—and it was fascinating getting a glimpse into the world of cover creation. I had a million questions about it—well, not just the design itself but the cover guys. Since I didn’t want to become known as that pain-in-the-butt-prima-donna-writer, I haven’t pestered the art people with all my stupid questions.

#CoverReveal – Crazy for You by Juliet Rosetti

In the tradition of Janet Evanovich and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Juliet Rosetti ups the ante in her laugh-out-loud funny Escape Diaries series, as Mazie Maguire must use any means necessary to keep her main squeeze out of the slammer.

Guest Post: Juliet Rosetti – Share your stories about the crummiest job ever.

You escape from prison, find your husband’s murderer, hook up with the gorgeous guy who believed in your innocence all along, and live happily ever after. Well, not exactly—not if you’re Mazie Maguire, and the flow chart of your life looks like a Jackson Pollock painting. Fans of The Escape Diaries will be happy to hear that Mazie’s back and bitchin’ in the upcoming Loveswept release The Cougar Chronicles. She’s broken up
with Bonaparte Labeck, she can’t pay her rent, her car is infested with mice, and she’s working at a coffee shop where the dress code is teddies, thongs, and toe-cleavage heels.

Hobbits, Hunks, and Heroines and Giveaway (and it’s not a Hobbit)

At long last, The Reluctant Countess, the eagerly-anticipated debut novel by New Zealand author Wendy Vella, is available as a Loveswept Romance! The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti is an irresistible read with the heroine Mazie Maguire wrongly convicted of killing her philandering husband. After escaping from prison Mazie’s life is an outrageous adventure of a woman on the run! It’s a great read that will keep you hooked until the last page. Random House’s fabulous Sue Grimshaw came up with the idea of two Loveswept first time writers from opposite corners of the globe interviewing each other. And so here is Wendy Vella, from Auckland and Juliet Rosetti from Oshkosh, giving their take on hotties, heroines, and hobbits: The temperature in Oshkosh. Wisconsin, where Juliet lives is pretty cold over the Continue

Beanie Babies, Black Dresses, and Grandma Bella + $15 GC Giveaway

Woohoo! My book comes out today! I’m Juliet Rosetti, author of The Escape Diaries, whose heroine is Mazie Maguire, escaped felon and bustier-wearing crime solver. Some reviewers have compared Diaries to the books of Janet Evanovich, one of my favorite writers. I should be so lucky as to have a smidgen of Janet’s talent. She has an amazing ability to generate laugh-out-loud moments and to create characters so vivid they virtually leap off the page. I’m so-o-o envious!
Sue Grimshaw, Random’s fabulous Genius-at-Large, suggested the idea of interviewing both kick-ass heroines, Mazie and Stephanie. So hang onto your big Jersey hair, because you never know what secrets these two may let slip–and it might not be coincidence that both ladies are holding handcuffs.

Guest Post from Juliet Rosetti, a Loveswept Debut! + Giveaway

Yes we’ve got them! THE ESCAPE DIARIES Net Galley preview is ready & we’d love to offer you a copy – comment below & 3 randomly chosen commenters will win – good luck! You torch one kitchen and they never let you forget. It was the Thanksgiving I made the yam casserole. The mini-marshmallow topping turned out blobby and pale, bearing no resemblance to the photo in the cookbook. A couple of minutes under the broiler ought to brown it up, I decided, popping the casserole back in and wandering off in search of chardonnay.