R@R Picks: New Releases Week of July 14

With summer in full swing we have a bunch of great new releases from Elisabeth Barrett, Tracy Wolff, Angie Sandro, Serena Bell, Callie Hutton, Christi Barth, Lorelei James, and an erotic anthology from Rachel Kramer Bussel.

For the Love of Moms: Mother’s Day Reads

In honor of romance-loving moms everywhere, we’ve put together a list of great reads for Mother’s Day, with picks from our very own Scandal, Tiffany Tyer, and editor Sue Grimshaw. Happy Mother’s Day and happy reading!

Lorelei James on Holiday Shorts

"I have a confession. I never read “The Night Before Christmas” to my daughters when they were growing up. And I’ve never actually read Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”—my knowledge about it has been gleaned from movies and TV. I think part of that stems from my short attention span during the holidays—I’d rather read something short. Which is why my favorite Christmas pieces are short stories."

Talking Blacktop Cowboys with Lorelei James

What inspired you to write the Blacktop Cowboys series and this particular installment? LJ: I loved the idea of taking the bodyguard trope and flipping it on its head—having a tough woman with a military background protecting a male celebrity.  Obviously a tough Wyoming cowboy has an issue with that, so it was really fun with the back and forth between them as they learned to rely on and trust each other. What is your favorite Devin and Liberty “moment”? LJ: I only get to pick one? Their first kiss and first intimate encounter have to win out. But I also love the small moments when they bolster each other when they’re alone on the tour bus. Who is your rock star crush? LJ: In country music? I’m a huge Dierks Bentley fan, and… Continue


Devin McClain is every country music lover’s dream man, and he’s in danger. No one knows if the threat is coming from the “super” fans who basically stalk his every move, a jilted lover, or a jealous husband,. But management demands extra security measures be taken after a crew member is brutally attacked. Liberty Masterson is a former soldier, trained in elite personal security. She’s signed on to keep Devin safe posing as his personal assistant/girlfriend on their four month long tour.  While Liberty may not like the egotistical jerk, she’s more than up for the challenge of guarding him. Even if that means trading in her no nonsense style and combat boots for a look more suited to one of his groupies. What she hadn’t planned on was falling for the soulful man behind… Continue

14 Days of Giveaways: Day 12

Today we’re giving away our HOTTEST romances yet! If you devoured Fifty Shades of Grey then you’ll love these new reads by some of the best names in erotic romance! We have 5 prize packs to give away! Each prize pack includes one copy of: Wanted by J. Kenner, Letting Go by Maya Banks, Bared by Stacey Kennedy, Ruined by Tracy Wolff, The Submissive by Tara Sue Me, Bound by Lorelei James, A Million Dirty Secrets by C.L. Parker, and Arrested by Love by Virna DePaul. 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. Tomorrow’s giveaway (2/13): Romantic Suspense Friday’s giveaway (2/14) : Signed books from Sylvia Day, J. Kenner, Sylvain Reynard, M. Leighton,… Continue

B&N Bookseller Picks: May

Barnes & Noble buyer Jules Herbert is a driving force behind the excellent selection in Barnes & Noble’s romance section. Here’s his list of recommendations for the month of May: