WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of STARRY NIGHTS!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of STARRY NIGHT by Debbie Macomber, a romantic Christmas story of finding happiness in the most surprising places. 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!… Continue

Romance Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes! #RWA13

Exciting news!!! Romance at Random and Loveswept have partnered with Social Scavenger to create a smart phone-based scavenger hunt for the 2013 RWA Conference July 17-20 in Hotlanta! With our “Hunt for Romance” app, you’ll be encouraged to snap pictures with your favorite authors at RWA, take augmented reality photos with virtual hunks straight from our covers, and join in the online conversation via Facebook and Twitter.… Continue

A Hero in the Hell of His Own Making—On Alasdair Thornham in Hero of My Heart

Generally speaking, bad boys in historical romances are bad because of their indulgences—the rake who sleeps with a variety of women with no plans of settling down, or the gambler who risks his and others’ futures because of his infatuation with the turn of a card. They only modify their behavior—their indulgent behavior—because of the love of a good woman. But what if the indulgence is borne not out of hedonism, but out of desperation?
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Newsletter Exclusive Giveaway: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

For fans of Lauren Kate and Libba Bray, The Sweetest Dark is filled with thrilling romance, exciting adventure, and ancient magic. Shana Abé brilliantly captures the drama of post-Victorian England, while unfolding a passionate love story that defies time. “With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.” Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with… Continue

Book Trailer Premiere: Crazy Thing Called Love by Molly O’Keefe

Molly O’Keefe‘s new contemporary romance is on sale today! You can order Crazy Thing Called Love in paperback or eBook here. Check out the Dear Author review. Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable, from her glossy smile to her sleek professionalism. No one knows that her iron will guards a shattered heart and memories of a man she’s determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin—still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband. Now the producers want this poster child for bad behavior to undergo an on-air makeover, and Billy, who has nothing to lose, agrees to the project. It’s his only chance to get near Maddy again, and… Continue

Guest Post: ‘Authors of the Year’ Picked by Stacey Agdern

A few weeks ago, I watched a special on a music channel that celebrated the ‘Artists of the Year’. It showcased a collection of musicians who’d achieved notable successes in 2012. And while thinking of the books I’d read over the past year, I found myself inspired. As a result, instead of picking a bunch of books that I’d loved over the past year, I decided to focus on the authors that I’d discovered this year, debut or not. Here are mhttp://www.meganhart.com/y ‘Authors of the Year.’ In no particular order.Continue

WINNERS ANNOUNCED – Four Best Blogs

Here we go again – Four Best Blogs wanna give you FREE books – so what could be wrong with that? The top romance blogs team up to give away free books and celebrate the genre … it’s the monthly Romance Round Robin! Stop by all three blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win awesome prizes on each site. Romance at Random: Find out what’s on author Jessica Scott‘s bookshelf and enter for a chance to win two prize packs including her new book, Until There Was You PLUS Iced, the new release on sale 10/30, by Karen Marie Moning!!Continue

WINNERS ANNOUNCED – FREE BOOKS – ‘4 best blogs offer readers more’

Devilish Delights” – The top romance blogs team up to give away free books & celebrate the genre . . . it’s the monthly Romance Round Robin! Stop by all four blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win awesome prizes on each site. Romance at Random: Discover Samantha Kane’s sensual tale of wicked passion, The Devil’s Thief, and enter to win one of 5 prize packs including a limited edition advance print copy of this hot historical. Plus one Grand Prize $15 Gift Certificate from a book retailer of your choice. (US only) Heroes & Heartbreakers: Read an excerpt of Valerie Bowman’s Secrets of a Wedding Night & enter to win one of 5 prize packs including Julianne Maclean’s Be My Prince. USA Today Happy Ever After: Find… Continue

Weekly Winners!!

Congrats to the Romance At Random Blog Winners! We are thinking about ending the Weekly Winners in lieu of all of the other promotions we run – comment below – yeah or nay – your opinion counts! thank you… Continue

Weekly Winners on Romance At Random

Congrats to the Romance At Random Blog Winners! & all of the Olympic winners, I will miss the events and friendly competition. Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: romanceatrandom@randomhouse.com so we can get you your book! International commenters please provide us your email addy so we may prepare your preview book in Net Galley. Authors that may have offered a giveaway during the week will post their winners on those posts in the comment section — so take a look to see if you’re included!… Continue

WEEKLY WINNERS on Romance At Random.com

Congrats to the Romance At Random Blog Winners! Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: romanceatrandom@randomhouse.com so we can get you your book! International commenters please provide us your email addy so we may prepare your preview book in Net Galley. Authors that may have offered a giveaway during the week will post their winners on those posts in the comment section — so take a look to see if you’re included!… Continue

The heroine = petite, blonde, blue-eyed *yawn*

Not that there is anything wrong with that – but, do all heroines have to be so . . .so . . . perfect? Let’s talk about this, shall we? I know — really I do, there is some sort of code that says, “all romance heroines must be thin, long hair, long legs, big bazookas, tiny waist, white teeth & . . . . “ – I know I’m probably missing an important feature here but you get the idea – they are basically perfect.… Continue

WEEKLY WINNERS at Romance At Random!

Congrats to the Romance At Random Blog Winners! Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: romanceatrandom@randomhouse.com so we can get you your book! International commenters please provide us your email addy so we may prepare your preview book in Net Galley. Authors that may have offered a giveaway during the week will post their winners on those posts in the comment section — so take a look to see if you’re included! Congratulations to these ladies!… Continue

Confessions of a Hero Slut, by Ruthie Knox – Celebrating ABOUT LAST NIGHT

Or, A Tale of Two Heroes – How do you make an ordinary guy sexy? That’s the question Ruthie presents to herself with each book she writes, let’s find out more, shall we? + 3 FREE print copies of Ruthie’s book is our random Giveaway today – good luck!WINNERS:
Congrats to TT; Adria & Melody! Thanks ladies for blogging today!
I sat in on a panel about contemporary romance at the RT Conference back in April, and this was one of several questions posed to the panelists, who included fabulous contemporary romance writers Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Louisa Edwards, Christina Skye, and Jodi Thomas, as well as Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blogger extraordinaire Sarah Wendell. While each of them answered, I bit my fingernails and wondered why nobody was saying what I… Continue

Weekly Winners – thanks for blogging on Romance At Random

Congrats to the Romance At Random Blog Winners! Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: romanceatrandom@randomhouse.com so we can get you your book! International commenters please provide us your email addy so we may prepare your preview book in Net Galley. Authors that may have offered a giveaway during the week will post their winners on those posts in the comment section — so take a look to see if you’re included!… Continue

Ch-ch-ch-Changes, how to deal? A new post from Sharon!

Ch-ch-ch-Changes, you may not like them but they happen & not necessarily of your own choosing – Sharon gives us her perspective and tells us about some of the changes in her life – enjoy! I’m not a person who likes change. If things stay the same, then I know what’s coming down the road. But on the other hand, I know change is necessary and sometimes for the better.… Continue

What to read after THE PROPOSAL? Janet has a great Balogh list.

Thank you Janet Webb for the book list of what to read after THE PROPOSAL – a book long-awaited for by many a Balogh fan, enjoy! Along with everyone else, I’ve been waiting forever for Gwen’s story. I read it, loved it and immediately wanted to re-read every previous book in the Slightly and Simply catalogue. That’s all well and good but there are a LOT of books before The Proposal. Here’s my helpful annotated list of which books you might enjoy after you meet and fall in love with Gwendoline and her forthright hero Hugo. Be warned: spoilers lie ahead!Continue

Weekly Winners on Romance At Random – Congratulations!

Congrats to the Romance At Random Blog Winners!
Happy Sunday!
Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: romanceatrandom@randomhouse.com so we can get you your book! International commenters please provide us your email addy so we may prepare your preview book in Net Galley. Authors that may have offered a giveaway during the week will post their winners on those posts in the comment section — so take a look to see if you’re included! Congratulations to these ladies! Valerie
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Big week! Thanks for blogging with us – more to come next week so please stop by – we love having you here at Romance At Random! SueG
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Winners Announced below – Leap with Books GIVEAWAY Hop


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5 Random Winners will be chosen — to win FREE romance books from Random House — to be eligible, comment below & ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page – click here
Best of luck & don’t forget to take a look at our new release from Loveswept, RIDE WITH ME by Ruthie Knox – a ride you’ll never forget! Just $2.99


Ten 5 Star Reviews on Amazon
“Get ready for a wonderful ride with this book. I loved it. ” Kathleen Kelley
“I’m a sucker for road-trip books, and this one definitely fit the bill. ” Smexybooks
“The best Romance I have read… I think… ever!” Erin

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CONTEST HAS ENDED – Winners announced here:
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Guest- I wasn’t always about romance novels by Sarah + Giveaway!

I wasn’t always about romance novels by Sarah from Romance Novel Sluts Growing up, I wasn’t a reader. I watched TV. A lot of TV. From the afternoon cartoons, to Tom Brokaw, to my prime time schedule, to M*A*S*H reruns late a night. I watched Johnny Carson’s monologue when I should have been in bed. The only thing I read willingly was the Sunday comics, the TV schedule, and old Archie comics. Mom, an avid reader and former librarian, struggled with me, the only non-reader of four children. My reading comprehension suffered all through elementary school. I passed, reading when I really only had to, what I had to, or sometimes when extreme boredom or dire weather conditions were involved. Fate happens, I suppose. Mom went to work at a cozy family-owned new/used bookstore on… Continue

HEA USA reviews Hometown Girl by Mariah Stewart


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When I think of Mariah Stewart, I think of romantic suspense. Or I used to, anyway. In Stewart’s Hometown Girl, I discovered I’ve been missing out by not reading her Chesapeake Diaries series. In Hometown Girl, Brooke Bowers struggles to establish a life for herself and her young son back on the family farm in St. Dennis, Md. Two years earlier her husband was killed in Iraq, leaving Brooke heartbroken and in desperate need of the love and support only her hometown can provide. She works like a fiend as she finishes her degree and launches her cupcake business, but the one thing she can’t bring herself to do is become romantically involved. She tries to be social, but… Continue

Patriots or Giants – VOTE here + Guest Post – Plans for reading + giveaway!

Plans for reading
By Inga Kupp-Silberg As usual for the beginning of a new year, many people make plans for the coming year. So have I. I have a plan for 2012 – read as many books as possible during 2012. Sounds easy, right?!! To be more specific, my exact aim for 2012 is to read 101 books which would be 26 more books compared to last year. Besides just a numerical target I have set for me, I promised to myself that out of these 101 books I will read at least 25 books what I had on my to-be-read-list from last year. I am an emotional and impulsive customer in the book store and it does not matter if it’s a real book store or e-store. You see, the challenge is, that there… Continue

HEA USA Today review Lover’s Leap by Emily March


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Genre: Inspirational romance The small mountain town of Eternity Springs has a long memory — especially if a person’s past is less than pristine. Fortunately, however, the town also has a resident “angel” in Celeste Blessing, and that Harley-riding, spa-retreat-owning purveyor of romantic restoration is determined to bring hope and healing to the people of Eternity Springs. In Lover’s Leap, the fourth book in Emily March’s Eternity Springs series, Celeste is at it again. And this time she hopes to redeem more than romance — she aims to restore a family that was torn apart before it ever had a chance to begin. Here’s the sitch: Sarah Reese is thrilled to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to Australia,… Continue

Guest Post by Emily March! + Giveaway

For someone who makes her living imagining things, I am a pretty down-to-earth sort of girl. I’m not especially superstitious–well, except that I always wear my alma mater’s colors on game day, and I do have my lucky hat to wear whenever I go fishing. And, as a southerner, I wouldn’t dream of skipping my serving of black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. As a rule, I’m skeptical about UFO sightings, I don’t think Bigfoot roams the woods, and I do not believe in the likes of werewolves, vampires, fairies, zombies, or selkies. I chose this subject for today’s blog because of a fascinating, ongoing thread on my college alumni message board about personal paranormal experiences. It’s made me think about what “woo woo” things I dismiss out of hand, what I could accept, what… Continue

Weekly Winners!

Congrats to the Winners!
Happy Sunday! Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: romanceatrandom@randomhouse.com so we can get you your book! International commenters &/or commenters that prefer a digital copy please provide us your email addy so we may prepare your preview in Net Galley. Authors that may have offered a giveaway during the week will post their winners on those posts in the comment section — so take a look to see if you’re included! Congratulations to these 7 ladies! Kerstin Cialina AllieM Janiec

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PattiP SarahJ Congrats – join us this week for our Reader Rally which ends Tuesday — Happy Romance!! And check out our shopping list to see what is on sale this week –… Continue

Downton Abbey Mania – has it grabbed you? + Giveaway

People have been all a ‘Twitter’ about this PBS series, now in it’s second season – listen to this recap of season 1:
The Downton Abbey estate stands a splendid example of confidence and mettle, its family enduring for generations and its staff a well-oiled machine of propriety. But change is afoot at Downton — change far surpassing the new electric lights and telephone. A crisis of inheritance threatens to displace the resident Crawley family, in spite of the best efforts of the noble and compassionate Earl, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville, Miss Austen Regrets); his American heiress wife, Cora (Elizabeth McGovern); his comically implacable, opinionated mother, Violet (Maggie Smith, David Copperfield); and his beautiful, eldest daughter, Mary, intent on charting her own course. Reluctantly, the family is forced to welcome its heir apparent, the self-made Continue

Weekly Winners!

Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: romanceatrandom@randomhouse.com so we can get you your book! International commenters &/or commenters that prefer a digital copy please provide us your email addy so we may prepare your preview in Net Galley. Authors that may have offered a giveaway during the week will post their winners on those posts in the comment section — so take a look to see if you’re included! Congratulations to these 5 ladies! LoraP KathyL JeanneM

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ChrisS Congrats! Don’t forget our Reader Rally - & join us this week to be one of the 5 – congrats to all & thank you for blogging with us!! SueG… Continue