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Halloween Photos of Your Favorite Authors!

  Happy Halloween! Who can’t resist such a fun holiday where you can dress up and go out for a night of revelry? We asked our Loveswept, Flirt, and Ballantine Bantam Dell authors to send in past Halloween photos along with their favorite paranormal romance/Halloween-esque book! Your favorites authors, including Virna DePaul, Jude Deveraux, Molly O’Keefe, Mira Lynn Kelly, and Jamie Schmidt, among many others contributed—you’ll have a blast looking through their ingenious costumes!   Happy Halloween!   Ashlyn Macnamara Ashlyn Macnamara (author of WHAT A LADY CRAVES)
Q: Tell us about this photo. A: This is a Halloween party in 1985. My husband and I were at university and newly dating. I think I was a starlet–those are Madonna-style sunglasses on my head! I made the bodice entirely by hand, as I had… Continue
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Meet My Book Family – HOLD ON TIGHT (With Sneak Peek!)

Today is release day for Hold on Tight, the story of Jake, a wounded soldier, and Mira, a mother learning to stand on her own two feet. Not quite a year ago, a single sentence changed my life—my agent’s voice on the phone asking, “How would you feel about writing a secret baby book?” Within a day, I knew exactly who my characters were, and just how Mira would feel when Jake showed up in her life—and her son’s—after eight years of fighting in Afghanistan. It took me a little longer to explore what it would be like for Jake, coming home from a hard war, physically altered and deeply affected by what he’d seen and done. Soon, though, I knew that for both Jake and Mira, the experience of meeting each other—and figuring… Continue
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Cover Reveal – Meet ALEX: Cold Fury Hockey Series

As the Stanley Cup championships come to an end, there is a new beginning for hockey fans -- meet the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team -- hot hockey hunks that melt the ice!! Alex Crossman is the first of many - squeee - and just wait until you meet them all. Alpha guys that withstand pain like no other and its not just physical . . . read more about Alex and Sutton's story here.
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Hockey Players ARE Sexy!

Okay, I admit… it’s true. When I was first introduced to the sport of hockey, I never saw the players as hot. Or sexy. Or as imminently lickable. In fact, my first NHL game was when my dad took me to see his beloved (and now my beloved) Pittsburgh Penguins about twenty-five years ago. I had never seen a game before in my life and I remember being enthralled when one of the players took a puck to the chin. He bled all over the ice as he calmly skated over to his bench. I was most impressed when the refs started kicking at the frozen blood to get it off the ice. They made a big pile of frozen, blood slush and kicked it into the back of one of the nets. From that day forward, I was hooked on the sport.
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It’s the Little Things That Make a Hero

While camping with another couple last summer, the subject of my first book, ACCIDENTAL COWGIRL, came up. My friend D is an avid reader, armed with a Kindle even at the campground, but her hubby G is more of a movie buff. When he started joking good-naturedly about my book and its genre, I was ready to handle it the same way so many of us romance writers do – with tolerance and good humor. He’s never actually read a romance novel, after all. Then, however, he started in on Decker, my hero. Now, I’m fairly attached to Decker, having created him and all. And he is rather perfect, despite his fixable flaws. Picking on me was one thing. Picking on my hero? Oh, no, you don’t. I think it started when G almost… Continue
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Lover’s Day is Today! Happy LD to You!

Seriously, how big of a score is landing the blog post for Lover’s Day?! YAY!! And it’s mine, all mine!!!! So a brief confession from me. When I first heard about Lover’s Day, I was all with the side-eye toward the greeting card and chocolate candy companies, wondering how one went about the creation of a new holiday. Not that I was knocking it—Anything that celebrates lovers gets my vote!! But it sounded a smidge made up. Obviously I don’t get out enough, because this is a holiday with deep roots. Just not necessarily in my neck of the woods. In Barcelona, Spain though? Oh yes, they’ve been celebrating Lover’s day on April 23, since 1714 to honor Miguel de Cervantes, the author of “Don Quixote”. So yes…I looked it up. Courtesy of Tours Travel Continue
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Only 99c! Blaze of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett

Get Blaze of Winter, the 2nd book in Elisabeth Barrett’s Star Harbor Series, now for only $0.99! Winter heats up in this hot new Star Harbor romance, as another sexy Grayson brother, a wickedly handsome writer, plots his happily ever after with a sweet stranger. Frustrated with her job in Boston, social worker Avery Newbridge welcomes the opportunity to reassess her life when her family asks her to help manage the Star Harbor Inn. Trying to figure out her future is overwhelming enough, but she doesn’t count on distraction in the form of one Theo Grayson, the gorgeous, green-eyed author who she knows is trouble from the moment he saunters into the inn. Not only does he have a talent for writing swashbuckling adventures, but Theo also has a soft spot for big-hearted damsels in… Continue
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#throwbackthursday with Loveswept – Meltdown by Ruth Owen

That was then . . . . this is now, same wonderful story with a new fabulous cover – a recent Loveswept re-launch: In this deliciously romantic tale, Ruth Owen programs a code for seduction, proving that, when opposites attract, smart is sexy.

Chris Sheffield’s Casanova reputation is holding him back in the high-tech world. So he’s determined to prove that even playboys have brains. All he needs is a groundbreaking product like the artificial intelligence system Einstein. Acquiring it comes with one major complication: the alluring genius behind the technology. More comfortable at a keyboard than in the boardroom (or the bedroom), Melanie Rollins doesn’t trust Chris Sheffield’s motives. Or the heated promise in his eyes. But Chris wants that computer . . . and its creator. He needs Melanie to believe that their
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Loveswept authors on tour this week

LIVE by Mary Ann Rivers Jan 20 – Straight Shootin Book Reviews  |  The Girl Meets Books Jan 21 – Brooke Blogs Jan 22 – Book Mama Blog  |  Words with Leti Del Mar Jan 23 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews Jan 24 – Melinda Dozier  |  Journey Through Words   A KISS OF LIES by Bronwen Evans Jan 20 – Imagine a World Jan 21 – Racing to Read Jan 22 – Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess Jan 23 – Rookie Romance Jan 24 – My Beautiful Nitemare  |  Book Freak   IN THE DARK by Sally Eggert Jan 20 – Book Monster Reviews Jan 21 – Paranormal Romance Author Honor James  |  Romance with Flavor  |  C&F January 23 – Read More Romance  |  … Continue
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED – Happy Release Day to Mary Ann Rivers – Celebrate LIVE with 5 book #Giveaway

A long time ago I was driving around in my green Volvo station wagon in Columbus, Ohio. There are ten million stories that could start this way, but the story born that rainy morning would become an entire book, the first book of a series of books, and I would write a blog post about this book on Random House’s romance blog and people everywhere would read it and love it or hate and talk about it and buy it for themselves or their sisters, meanwhile, I would be little embarrassed but also, so glad and happy and proud.   I am getting ahead of this story.… Continue

#New – Sidney Halston’s, Against the Cage (MMA Romance) – hot!

In her Loveswept debut, Against the Cage, Sidney Halston turns up the heat as a sexy cage fighter shows a former bookworm how delicious a few rounds between the sheets can be. For Chrissy Martin, returning to her Florida hometown always seems to bring bad luck. The day starts with a breakup text, followed by a jailhouse phone call from her troublemaker brother. Now a routine traffic stop has ended with her accidentally punching an officer . . . in a delicate place. Then Chrissy realizes that the hot cop on the receiving end of her right hook is none other than the man from her teenage fantasies.… Continue

Throwback Thursday: Book Review of the re-released Star-Spangled Bride by Iris Johansen

Thank you Julie for a fabulous review of an classic Loveswept romance made anew – enjoy!! May Contain Spoilers Review: While surfing the virtual shelves of the library, I came across this blast from the past. Many moons ago, I devoured Loveswept romances like candy. Some of my favorite series romance authors were published under this line; Janet Evanovich, Saundra Brown, Jennifer Crusie (I will NOT admit how much I paid for a few of her out of print titles before they were available digitally), Kay Hooper. I get giddy just thinking about how much I loved discovering these authors. One of my favorite reads were Iris Johansen’s Sedikhan books. I loved how the characters popped up throughout the books, and this was one of the first times I read books that had connecting… Continue

@NetGalley offers ‘too hot to handle’ romances from #Loveswept


Start off your sexy and sweet new year with your favorite romance authors!
Live: The Burnside Series
By Mary Ann Rivers
Mary Ann Rivers kicks off a new contemporary romance series–sure to please readers of Ruthie Knox, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis–where love can be found unexpectedly. A Kiss of Lies – The Disgraced Lords Series By Bronwen Evans
“A Kiss of Lies is one of those books that made me laugh and cry. In its sensual and tender moments, it brought tears to my eyes, and the witty banter between characters made me smile again and again.” -Bestselling author Shana GalenContinue

Meet new #Loveswept author Laura Drewry

Hello and thank you so much for inviting me here! My name is Laura Drewry and I live in beautiful southwestern British Columbia. As I type this, our first snow of the year is falling outside my window and it’s so pretty I almost don’t mind that I won’t be able to wear my flip flops outside today. Normally, it’s pretty mild around here and in the spring and summer, we get all sorts of four-legged visitors in and around our back yard. It’s hard not to be inspired when I’m surrounded by all of this.… Continue

#CoverReveal for Julie Cross and her Flirt release, Third Degree



Rejected for medical residency programs, Isabelle Jenkins, former child genius, decides to pursue her third college degree, but not as the brilliant minor who wowed America when she solved complex mathematical equations on the Dr. Phil show—this time she’s undercover and majoring in being eighteen. And being eighteen means making friends with people who aren’t professors or scientists, partying, and dating — to enjoy life and all the things she missed out on as a child. But, after struggling through a week of classes as a PE major and making zero strides to bond with her roommate, Izzy enlists the help of her hot RA, Marshall Collins, to teach her how to be the life of the party. However, what Marshall really ends up schooling her in is the most important lesson college has to… Continue

#Loveswept Christmas, Celebrate the Love

A little snow on the ground and I’m already thinking about what to read for the holidays . . . . it’s not too early is it? If you’ve not already obtained a copy do not miss this fun, romantic anthology of romances – one for each holiday:… Continue

Guest Post: BIRTHDAY GIRLS By Jean Stone

Before iPhones and iPads and all those technology gadgets, I only saw USA Today when I traveled. So it was not surprising that as 1995 ended and I buckled my seatbelt for a flight to Hartford from Detroit, I pulled a copy of the newspaper from the seat pocket in front of me. A quirky headline caught my eye:
In 1996, every 7 seconds a Baby Boomer will turn 50.Continue

Winners Chosen: The Way Home by Cindy Gerard + Giveaway!!

Many of you may know that I got my start at Loveswept many, many books ago. I always loved writing Loveswepts because I was never required to stay within a specific ‘box’ as so many category lines require. I could write about cowboys, or do something comedic, or write suspense or even delve into paranormal. So the Loveswept line is still much beloved to me even though I now write single title suspense.Continue