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!
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Head to London in ABOUT LAST NIGHT! Only 99c for a limited time!

Calling all Anglophiles!  If you loved Notting Hill, About A Boy, Bridget Jones Diary, and well, pretty much any film featuring Hugh Grant or Colin Firth…then you need to get your hands on Ruthie Knox’s 2013 RITA finalist ABOUT LAST NIGHT featuring the oh-so-sexy British banker Nev Chamberlain.  Praise for ABOUT LAST NIGHT: “I fell for Ruthie Knox’s hero, I cheered for her heroine…and I simply adored everything about their love story! ABOUT LAST NIGHT was an absolutely wonderful romance.”Bella Andre, NYT bestselling author “Funny, unabashedly sexy, and at times achingly emotional, About Last Night kept me ripping through the pages to get to the happily ever after. Ruthie Knox is a unique, fresh voice in romance. I highly recommend her!” -Jaci Burton, NYT bestselling author “Cath and Nev seem… Continue

Deeper by Robin York- on-sale today!

In this New Adult debut by Robin York, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right. When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground. West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.… Continue

Ruthie’s Reality: On First Impressions and Sex in Hammocks + Giveaway

  Ruthie’s Reality: On First Impressions and Sex in Hammocks Welcome back to my reality, everyone! The status of my reality is Unknown, since I woke up and wandered out to the living room to find a blanket and what is obviously a puke bowl (empty, but strategically positioned just in case) next to one chair. I don’t know who’s sick or how sick, because the rest of the household is asleep, but it doesn’t look good.

#Cover Reveals – Roman Holiday by Ruthie Knox

Roman Holiday is an epic romance that will be in ten parts over two “seasons” of one “episode” per week. Each episode is between 12,000 and 16,000 words long — roughly 40-60 pages — and all ten episodes taken together will form a single romance arc. There will be a break of a few months between seasons 1 and 2. The adventure begins November 11! Preorder here

Ruthie’s Reality – It’s All About the Chest Hair

This week we’re going to try out a new format. I’ve been thinking about how to bring you a glimpse of my “reality” through this column — but the Reality of Ruthie is that I spend most of my time sitting in a purple chair in my office, writing books. (See? There’s my purple chair.) My life this morning consists of thoughts like “I have to throw another load of towels in the wash” and “If I have to transform Kidlet’s insecticon thing one more time I’m going to scream” and “Last night I had a dream about Pete Rose.” My reality is writing this blog post and thinking about the enormous amount of work I have to do this week and wondering if it is even remotely possible that I’ll get it done around… Continue

One more day! Truly, NYC Giveaway Sweepstakes

Ruthie Knox is posting new chapters of TRULY, the first book in her New York series, on Wattpad every Monday until early November. She’s also doing some fun TRULY- themed giveaways on Fridays. Below is the first one! *TRULY NYC Grocery Tote Giveaway SWEEPSTAKES* This week Ruthie Knox is giving away a MapTote NYC grocery tote to one lucky winner! Perfect for the Farmer’s Market…if you’re like Ben.…for your local grocery store

Truly on #SundaySnippet’s via #Wattpad

May Fredericks hates New York. Which is fair enough, since New York seems to hate her back. Just weeks after moving from Wisconsin to Manhattan, she receives the world’s worst marriage proposal, stabs her boyfriend with a shrimp fork in a very public venue, and accidentally becomes notorious. And that’s before she gets mugged. At her wit’s end, May washes up at a Packers bar in Greenwich Village, where she meets a surly, unhelpful guy who hates her shoes and calls her ex a douche. His name is Ben. He used to be a chef. Now he’s a rooftop beekeeper with anger management issues. She wouldn’t even like him, but he reminds her of home … and he knows where to find all the best food in the Village. She makes him laugh. He buys… Continue

Flirt University – New Adult History 101 with Ruthie Knox (plus #giveaway!)

Dear Student: Welcome to Flirt New Adult University! Here you’ll find some engaging lectures about New Adult fiction from our knowledgeable New Adult Author “professors.” On the schedule for today is New Adult History 101 with USA Today bestselling author Ruthie Knox, who will make her New Adult (and print!) author debut as Robin York with Bantam’s trade paperback DEEPER, available in January 2014!

Ruthie’s Reality: Four Questions for Debut Author Lauren Layne + Giveaway!

It’s release day for Loveswept debut author Lauren Layne’s fabulous After the Kiss (which I got to read in advance, nyah-nyah), and I managed to buttonhole Lauren long enough to get the inside scoop on the novel. After the Kiss made me laugh out loud several times. You think it’s going to be all fluffy fun and then it keeps tricking you with these hilarious and intelligent close observations that you don’t quite expect.

Ruthie’s Reality: Between the Sheets with Molly O’Keefe + #Giveaway

Welcome back to Ruthie’s Reality! Did you miss me? Of course you did. I’ve been living the glamorous life of the romance writer, most recently in Iowa, where I attended a family pig roast (as one of two token vegetarians) and glamorously hobnobbed with my relatives. I got to hold a lot of babies, and I noticed that they were all more cheerful than my baby had ever been. What’s up with that?

Big Love: Where Love and Family Meet

Love belongs to all of us. It’s for young and old, men and women, people of all ages, races, and creeds. Love is about connection, and connection encompasses so much more than romance. One of the great joys of writing my Camelot series, whose four books tell the love stories of the three Clark siblings—Amber, Caleb, and Katie—is that these books have allowed me to explore not just the ways in which adult men and women find love, but also the ways in which family plays into this process. If we’re lucky, our family connections are intertwined with our love stories. Parents and siblings help us along in our quest for love. They also get in the way, of course. In shaping the Clarks—a fundamentally loving, ordinary, flawed-but-functional sort of family—I’ve enjoyed trying to depict… Continue

Ruthie’s Reality: Meet Robin York, Ruthie Knox’s alter ego

So some of you might already know this, but a few weeks back I made a big announcement on my website: I’m splitting into two different people! Or, okay, maybe that was a bit melodramatic. The truth is, I’m adopting a second pen name—Robin York—under which I’m going to write New Adult romance for Random House. So why this new thing? Well. Reasons. We’ll start with the easy bit: Why “Robin York”?

Everything You Need To Know about Flirting with Disaster in Seven Random Questions + Giveaway

Today is release day for Flirting with Disaster, the third installment in my Camelot series. Yay! I feel as though all discussions of Flirting should begin with the phrase “And now for something a little different…” RT Book Reviews agrees: RT made Flirting with Disaster a “Top Pick” for the month of June, and reviewer Morgan Doremus leads her assessment (4.5 stars out of a possible 4.5!) with the declaration, “You have never met a romance hero quite like Sean Owens.” Indeed, you have not.

Ruthie’s Reality: The Glamorous Wardrobe of a Romance Writer + $10 EGC giveaway!

Famous for her boa, Barbara Cartland could also rock
a giant hat like nobody’s business.
Long, long ago, when I became a freelance editor, my dear friend Rebecca started telling me every time she saw pajama pants on sale. Because I worked at home, you see, she assumed that I never wore real pants. Why would I, if I didn’t have to? Ah, the glamorous wardrobe of the work-at-home writer. I do, in fact, wear pants, almost every day. My writing uniform is jeans, retired running shoes (currently hot pink, because they were on sale), and a long- or short-sleeved T-shirt, depending on the season. I have never owned a feather boa.

Sneak Peek – FLIRTING WITH DISASTER by Ruthie Knox!

Sneak Peek of the next installment in the bestselling Camelot series: In the latest eBook original novel in RITA finalist Ruthie Knox’s scorching-hot Camelot series, a no-strings fling looks an awful lot like falling in love—or flirting with disaster. Fresh out of a fiasco of a marriage, Katie Clark has retreated to her hometown to start over. The new Katie is sophisticated, cavalier, and hell-bent on kicking butt at her job in her brother’s security firm. But on her first assignment—digging up the truth about the stalker threatening a world-famous singer-songwriter—Katie must endure the silent treatment from a stern but sexy partner who doesn’t want her help . . . or her company.

Blog Tour – Strangers on a Train, hop on! + Giveaway

Welcome to the Strangers on a Train blog tour! Strangers on a Train is a series of five short, sexy stories releasing today, April 2, 2013. Written by Serena Bell, Donna Cummings, Samantha Hunter, Ruthie Knox, and Meg Maguire, the stories explore the thrill and heat of meeting a romantic stranger in an unusual setting. In my Strangers on a Train story, Ticket Home, the hero stalks the heroine’s commute home determined to win her back. Writing Ticket Home, I thought a lot about the train rides in my own life. I love trains—the sound of them, the even quality of the ride, the way a train is fixed in its tracks. Your car goes everywhere you take it, but a train belongs to the destinations it serves and… Continue

#FictionalCharactersIWantToMarry – the hell you say!

Here he is Tom – In this fun, scorching-hot eBook original romance by Ruthie Knox, a cross-country bike adventure takes a detour into unexplored passion. As readers will discover, Ride with Me is not about the bike!
“A sweet yet sultry, honest and heart-tugging ride. Everything a love story should be!” Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author The hero is a curmudgeon – kind of a bad tempered hero at times who finds his softer side with his heroine. Life gave him ups and downs leaving him wallowing in self pity and anger. The love of a good woman brings Tom around, wanting to live and try life again with somebody else. Tom turns out to be an awesome hero, the kind of guy that would stick with you through thick and thin.… Continue

Author Ruthie Knox on Balancing Independence and Dependence in Romance

March 19, 2013

One of the most beloved archetypes in romance is the “Protector” hero. He’s big, he’s bad, he’s strong, and he wants to save the heroine from the bad guys. Or her ex-husband. Or her own terrible judgment. Sometimes all three! Just when things have really gone to hell in a handbasket, the Protector shows up with his muscles and his hotness and his don’t-give-a-damn attitude toward inconvenient aspects of life like “rules” and “inappropriate use of force” and “pajamas,” and he just kind of storms the castle and fixes everything. Yeah. Um, this is not that book.