#FictionalCharactersIWantToMarry Caleb Clark from Along Came Trouble: Iraq vet turned private bodyguard. I’m a sucker for military guys . . . . need I say more? *wink*

Back home after a deployment in Iraq and looking for work as a civilian, Caleb signs on as Ellen’s bodyguard. After combat in the hot desert sun, this job should be a breeze. But guarding the willful beauty is harder than he imagined—and Caleb can’t resist the temptation to mix business with pleasure. With their desires growing more undeniable by the day, Ellen and Caleb give in to an evening of steamy passion. But will they ever be able to share more than just a one-night stand? Yum! Finally on sale, click here for details.

Time to share ladies, who are your #FictionalCharactersIWantToMarry???

Book Trailer – Along Came Trouble, by Ruthie Knox – on sale today!

Order now, just $2.99 Ruthie Knox’s Camelot series continues in this sizzling eBook original novel, featuring two headstrong souls who bump heads—and bodies—as temptation and lust bring nothing but delicious trouble. An accomplished lawyer and driven single mother, Ellen Callahan isn’t looking for any help. She’s doing just fine on her own. So Ellen’s more than a little peeved when her brother, an international pop star, hires a security guard to protect her from a prying press that will stop at nothing to dig up dirt on him. But when the tanned and toned Caleb Clark shows up at her door, Ellen might just have to plead the fifth. Back home after a deployment in Iraq and looking for work as a civilian, Caleb signs on as Ellen’s bodyguard. After combat in the hot… Continue

Ruthie’s Reality – What Is It About Military Men? + Giveaway!

With the release of Along Came Trouble coming in just a week, I’ve been writing a lot of blog posts and thinking about different sorts of military heroes. The hero of Along Came Trouble, Caleb Clark, is a charmer. A noncommissioned officer and fifteen-year veteran of the Military Police, he’s a hard worker, a caretaker, fond of wry humor and incapable of cutting himself a break if he hasn’t gotten the job done. He’s more G.I. Joe than Elite Fighting Machine — an ordinary guy who’s spent most of his life in service to the military and is ready, now, to take care of his family instead. What I love about Caleb — and military heroes more generally — is not their physical strength or their tendency to be commanding. As I am constantly… Continue

#Sneak Peek & Fresh Fiction Reviews: “One look and she knew he is going to be trouble”

Fresh Fiction’s Annetta Sweetko reviews Ruthie Knox, ALONG CAME TROULBE – the second book in the Camelot series following HOW TO MISBEHAVE – enjoy!

March 19, 2013

ALONG CAME TROUBLE is set in the fictional little town of Camelot in Ohio. Where everyone knows everyone and things are safe and quiet. At least they once were. Caleb Clark has a job to do and no one is going to stop him from protecting two women from the paparazzi that are hounding them. The one woman is Carly, the woman who was photographed with singing star Jamie Callahan, and Callahan’s sister Ellen who happens to also be Carly’s neighbor.

An honest review from Shari @DelightedReader

Thanks Shari for this honest review! HOW TO MISBEHAVE launches the Camelot series & is on sale today! Check back for more about ALONG CAME TROUBLE (3/11) and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER (6/10) How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox
Genre: Contemporary (1999) Romance
Series: Camelot, book #1 Sometimes I wish I could peek into Ruthie’s mind to see all the ideas she has for novels! Oh, the fun I would have just reading her mind I think! How to Misbehave is a short romance novel that is a prequel to Along Came Trouble, a full length novel, in the Camelot series about three siblings. You do not have to have read this book before Along Came Trouble, but why wouldn’t you? It is a delightful book full of heat that will melt you in… Continue

Ruthie’s Reality: Interview with Elise Sax + Giveaway!

Welcome back to Ruthie’s Reality, chickens! Today author Elise Sax agreed to chat with me about her debut novel, An Affair To Dismember, which releases on January 29. If you like Janet Evanovich or are generally a fan of first-person heroines who struggle to keep their act together but nonetheless manage to attract the attention of various hunky men–and let’s face it, the appeal of this particular scenario is difficult to resist–you’ll want to check out this book.
Welcome, Elise! Okay, let’s start off with a tough question: the heroine of your Matchmaker Series, Gladie Burger, has been compared to Stephanie Plum — but I can’t help but note the similarities between hapless, disorganized Gladie and the official Elise Sax author photo. (Also, the presence of ice cream and Cheez Puffs.) Care to comment?Continue

Ruthie’s Reality: An interview with Stefanie Sloane + Kindle & $50 GC Giveaway!

I’m delighted to have Stefanie Sloane here today to talk about The Scoundrel Takes a Bride, the latest release in her Regency Rogues series. Stefanie burst upon the historical romance scene with 2011’s The Devil in Disguise, which was nominated for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award for best first book. Her historical romances have witty dialogue, strong heroines, and lots of intrigue. I was lucky enough to have my Christmas novella collected alongside Stefanie’s in the Naughty and Nice Christmas anthology.

Sneak – Chapter 1 Excerpt!! + Fresh Fiction reviews – How to Misbehave by Ruthie Knox

Fresh Fiction’s Annetta Sweetko reviews the first book in Ruthie’s Camelot series — enjoy!!

Amber Clark is the program director for Camelot Community Center. Part of her job is to open every morning and close at 5 p.m. Most of the time that works just fine, but today the construction foreman is still puttering away and she can’t leave until he does. She isn’t even sure what his real name is, she never talked to him before, mostly because she is afraid she would make a fool of herself by showing her silly crush. Also complicating things is the weather and when the siren gives the warning she is expecting. She and “Him” have to go down into the basement because the expected tornado is on its way. One big problem; good girls don’t go… Continue

Authors share their favorite Holiday movie, what’s yours?

My favorite holiday movie isn’t really a movie, but a “special” (that’s what they used to call such programs back in the day): A Charlie Brown Christmas. No matter how many times I see it, it brings a tear to my eye, and I’m not normally sentimental. I also love the music. I’m pretty sure I watched it the very first time it was broadcast and probably every year since. Now that you can watch it free online, I don’t have to worry that I’ll miss it.
—Kara Lennox, Loveswept author of Lana’s Lawman
My favorite holiday movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. I’ve been watching it since I was far too young to understand it, and every year that I see it, I seem to catch another layer to the story. For me, Continue

Ruthie’s Reality: On Molasses Cookies and Hero-Speak + Cookie Giveaway!

It’s that time of year again . . . if by “that time of year” you mean “the time of year when we have to bake a lot of cookies, mail a lot of packages, and frantically try not to think about the work we’re not getting done so as to remain in the ‘holiday spirit.'” Or maybe that’s just me.
In any case, pass the spiked eggnog, will you? When I was a kid, I thought eggnog was a very grown-up, festive beverage. My grandparents served it to me (unspiked) in a grown-up glass, sprinkled with nutmeg, and it always made me feel very worldly and mature to drink it. These days, I can hardly choke it down, it’s so sweet and thick. But I might be able to manage with a stiff shot… Continue

Ruthie’s Reality: “Men Who Cook and the Women Who Drool on Them” + Giveaway!

Fantastic sex weakened her resolve. That, or the sight of Nev wearing pin-striped trousers and nothing else while cooking her dinner was just way too good to pass up. When he chopped garlic and pepper and tomatoes into tiny pieces, the muscles of his forearms flexed, and her eyes were drawn to the small, sure movements of his fingers and hands on the knife. It was terribly sexy. —Probably Ruthie’s favorite moment in About Last Night, a.k.a. the part where Nev cooks vegetables half-naked

Ruthie’s Reality – Today’s topic – Political romance and Giveaway

You’d think, with the dinnertime robo-calling horrors of the presidential election season finally past, I would be done with politics. But no. Of late, I find myself perversely fascinated with political romance. Mainly because I want to write one, and people have a tendency to hear that, go wide-eyed, and say, “Don’t.” Seriously, it’s like an unwritten rule. No politics in romance! It’s divisive! It’s boring! No one cares! Except, no, that’s not really true. Because (a), there’s quite a lot of political romance out there already, and (b), clearly people do care, because they’re buying them, and (c), whenever I mention my interest in writing a political romance on Twitter, my tweet stream blows up with people saying doooo it, doitdoitdoit, and (d) I love to write things no one cares about! See:… Continue

Naughty & Nice a bundle of delicious delight for the holidays

On Sale now!
About the book:
’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday-themed novellas! Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are quickly becoming the biggest names in the genre. Ruthie Knox tells a heartwarming contemporary story of first loves given the gift of a second chance; Molly O’Keefe releases the ghosts of Christmas past with a prequel to her novel Crazy Thing Called Love; and Stefanie Sloane weaves an irresistible Regency tale of fiery passion that burns deep on a cold winter’s night.

Celebrate – 12 Days of Christmas & FREE BOOKS

It’s all about the Mistletoe . . . . Ruthie’s Mistletoe Fantasies Through the Years:
1987 (age 10): Mistletoe? Forget about the mistletoe. Where are my presents?
1990 (age 13): Daniel Day Lewis, dressed in his Leatherstocking outfit, sweeping me into his arms for a violent kiss.
1993 (age 16): I just want somebody to kiss me. Anybody. I’m not choosy. Hey! You over there!
1999 (age 22): Seriously. Anyone. Bueller?
2005 (age 28): Yay, husband! Yay, marriage! *frisky smooching sounds*
2012 (age 35): Mistletoe? Forget about the mistletoe! Just wrap Kidlet’s presents and give me an hour to write. ~ Ruthie Knox, Bestselling Author of About Last Night

Ruthie’s Reality – join her in a discussion about sex scenes, plus a giveaway!

In Praise of Bad Sex Scenes I love a good sex scene. I mean, of course I do, right? I write erotic romance! It’s practically in my job description. But I really do feel that there’s nothing like that moment when the characters get together for the first time — the strong emotion, the (expected or unexpected) intimacy, the pleasure and its aftermath. And yet it occurred to me the other day that my very favorite sex scenes aren’t actually the good ones. They’re the bad ones.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED Naughty & Nice Holiday Hop

To celebrate our new release, Naughty & Nice, (on sale 11/5) written by authors extraordinaire, Ruthie Knox, Molly O’Keefe & Stefanie Sloane, we’re hopping! Make sure to visit each site to increase your chances to win! Prizes - R@R is giving away (must be 18 or older to participate):
  • 15 Net Galley Preview copy winners of Naughty & Nice +
  • 5 ABOUT LAST NIGHT paper giveaways (US only) +
  • Grand Prize of $15 Gift Certificate to eRetailer of choice!!
  • Ruthie’s Reality: My fascination with Royal fairy tales

    I was four years old in 1981, the year that Diana married Prince Charles in that gigantic, poofy, fairy-tale dress. I had a long, gauzy curtain to play dress-up with, and a pair of sparkly silver shoes (size 10) inherited from my mother. I put the curtain on my head and the shoes on my feet, and I clomped up and down the hallway, pretending I was walking down the aisle. I was beautiful. I was enacting my happily-ever-after. I was . . . Olive Oyl. No. I don’t understand it, either. I will say, however, that I’ve always been rather short. Perhaps I envied her height.

    Ruthie’s Reality – she’s sexy, sassy & witty, that’s Ruthie!

    Ruthie Knox will regale you with thoughts about everything! She’ll inform you about what she’s reading, what she’s writing in that Ruthie Knox ‘tell it like it is’ style. Stop and meet Ruthie and see what she’s up to . . . . here’s a sneak peek!

    Welcome to the reality of Ruthie Knox! I write witty, sexy romance novels for grownups. If you like your heroines sassy, your heroes tortured, and your endings happy, you’re in the right place.
    I’m between releases now, but I’ve been writing writing writing, and I have a lot of exciting stuff in the pipeline. In the meantime, About Last Night continues to win readers’ hearts. Or maybe that’s Nev doing it. Either way, my June 11 release has received a lot of love and rave reviews!… 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 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! Congratulations to these ladies!

    Author Ruthie Knox and The Romance Man Talk Heroes

    Enjoy this duo’s discourse and be prepared to laugh out loud and comment profusely as that is what usually happens when The Romance Man is on R@R – enjoy! And, remember every week on R@R, 5 winners win a free book, winners announced on Sunday – good luck!

    The Romance Man
    has turned himself into something of a phenomenon of the world of romance blogging ever since he reviewed Jessica Scott’s Because of You back in February. He caught my attention with his just-a-regular-guy tone, his humor (which ranges from middle-school level to faux-humble and sly, depending on his mood), and — okay, well, just because he’s a man. A man, reading romance and talking about it online. We don’t have many of those! It didn’t hurt that his review of my debut novel, Ride Continue