Sexy Men by Jeannie Moon

So, if I asked a room full of women what makes a man sexy, chances are I’d get as many answers as there were women. It’s a very subjective thing. People Magazine runs into this every time their “Sexiest Man Alive” issue hits the newsstands. This year The Sexiest Man Alive for 2013, Adam Levine, pretty much caused the Internet to explode. Well, my Internet—the one populated with romance authors who hunt hot men on Google like their lives depended on it—that one exploded. And it really got me thinking. Who’s your sexy?

Friday Abs – enjoy!

Favorite Hottie Ryan Gosling is our Friday feature – Enjoy! Happy Friday ladies – don’t forget to follow us on our social media sites too like TWITTER and Facebook! Have a great day! The Staff from R@R

New Release: Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank

On sale now! About the book: From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers—an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them.

Guest Post: Julie Anne Long’s new release where her hero is NOT a rake, oh my! + Giveaway

A fallen woman. A devastatingly hot vicar. A forbidden passion. As you might have guessed, A Notorious Countess Confesses was great fun for me to write. It’s the 7th book in my Pennyoryal Green series (its official release date is October 30th) and early reader feedback has been gratifyingly wonderful—e.g. All About Romance made it a Desert Isle Keeper, and Reader to Reader said “it’ll be hard to top A Notorious Countess Confesses.” I’m thrilled, because Adam Sylvaine might be my favorite hero yet, and Evie Duggan, complex, mature, the perfect woman for him. I’ll begin with a little excerpt from Evie’s first encounter with the vicar:

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!!

Defining Sexy Heroes, oh, this is fun!

What type of hero gets your engine roaring? Is it a vampire with cold hands and a wicked protective streak? Or do you prefer kilt-wearing Highlanders who fiercely wield their swords during the day and their…bigger swords…at night? Fun post by Kristin Miller – enjoy! Since readers vary so much in taste, is it possible to pin down a definition of “sexy”? And if not, how do you write a hero who appeals to everyone? I took my questions to the internet.

Romance Guest, Andris, she needs a romance hero + Giveaway!

I need a hero! By Andris Bear Now that we all have Bonnie Tyler’s Footloose hit ringing in our heads, let’s talk romance. More specifically, the delicious, sexy cornerstone of every love story–The Hero. From the playful romantic… ‘Girl, what have you been eating?’ To the picture perfect pretty boy…

The Marshalls, even sounds sexy, by author Kimberly Lang

We all have deadlines right, you know, those times when your blood pressure shoots through the roof? Kimberly gives us some insight on how to balance deadlines . . . sort of. Every week 5 randomly chosen commenters win a FREE book – winners announced on Sunday – good luck! Writers have lives, too. I know you know that. As much as we live inside our own heads, talking to people who don’t exist, we have all the same real-life things going on as everyone else. Kids have to be fed and ferried about, husbands need attention, friends need our support. As much as I love what I do, the real people in my life have to come first, just like every other woman who juggles a job and family.

Guest post – What’s the Deal with Vampires?

Romance author, Laurie London, wants to know why so many of us have chosen the Vampire as our favorite supernatural hero. Comment below to win one of 3 signed copies of TEMPTED BY BLOOD from Laurie – winners will be announced by Laurie tomorrow at the end of the post – good luck! WINNERS: Carol M Molly F Jen Congrats! Thanks, Romance @ Random, for having me on today. *Looks around.* It’s really pretty in here! So what IS the deal with vampires anyway? Why do we love reading and watching movies about them? I mean, there are lots of supernatural monsters out there, so what makes the vampire compelling year after year?

Guest Author, Kat Martin & her favorite places in the sun

Romance At Random is thrilled to have NYT Bestselling author, Kat Martin visiting us today. Explore various geographic locations with Kat that will not only offer you high doses of vitamin D but quite possibly a little romantic heat. Kat is giving away one copy of AGAINST THE SUN to a randomly chosen commenter so comment away – winner announced this week in the post – good luck! By Kat Martin Since my latest book, AGAINST THE SUN, big Jake Cantrell and Sage Dumont’s story, deals with a visit to Texas by a Saudi Arabian sheik and his family, I thought it might be fun to talk about favorite places in the sun.

New eBook Release this month from Loveswept – Classic romances by Debra Dixon

Hot guys in the hometown tonight! Debra’s stories contain the sexiest heroes, don’t miss these favorite classic Loveswept books now available in ‘e’ – enjoy! PLAYING WITH FIRE Beloved and bestselling author Debra Dixon takes romance readers down to the bayou, where there’s a hot blaze simmering—and an arsonist on the loose. For a woman who’s not looking for trouble, Maggie St. John sure is finding a lot of it these days—especially after she discovers a fire in a utility closet at the hospital where she works as a nurse. Now there’s an arson investigation, and she’s at the center of it. Maggie can’t tell which is worse: the sudden flashbacks to a terrible memory buried deep in her subconscious or the incredible tension that is building with the infuriatingly cocky and undeniably attractive arson … Continued

Romance Author, Shelly Laurenston talks about ‘BEAR MEETS GIRL’ + Giveaway!

Here’s what readers are saying about Shelly’s newest romantic release, the latest in her Pride Series: ‘If you like Paranormal Shifter Romance books with some unexpected humor you’ll really love Bear Meets Girl.’ ‘If you love the humor and storytelling from past books, you’ll get more.’ ‘If you’re a fan, get the book, you get to live in this great world for a time.’ Setting: New York, NY Subgenre: Paranormal Hero: Lou “Crush” Crushek Heroine: Marcella “Bare Knuckles” Malone One sentence summary: A bear meets a girl…hijinks ensue. Heh. Scene you like most and would never cut: When Crush meets his favorite hockey players of all time. Writing his reaction to meeting his heroes was such a blast! Thing your heroine would never be caught dead doing/saying: Real ladies never engage in fisticuffs! Tell us … Continued

If You Know Her by Shiloh Walker

ON SALE NOW! A SHADOW IN THE WINDOW Nia Hollister doesn’t scare easily. She’s returned to Ash, Kentucky, with a vengeance—and with a mission: find the killer who brutally ended her cousin’s life. What she didn’t count on was trembling with desire every time she sees Law Reilly. If any man can help her escape the nightmares for a while, it’s him. But can she allow herself to take comfort in those strong arms when her sister’s killer still roams free? She may think she’s a bad ass, but she should not have come back to his town. He is watching her—as she slips into Law Reilly’s house, as she storms into the sheriff’s office. These men won’t be able to protect her when her time comes. Timing is everything, though he can’t wait forever. … Continued

Welcome to the Journey . . + Giveaway!!

Welcome to the Journey of a Debut Author Blog Tour! Although my debut FEVER doesn’t come out until Spring 2012, I thought it would be fun to let readers in on what goes behind the scenes of getting a debut author prepared for publication. Also, I’ll be giving away books from some of my favorite authors on every stop of the blog tour! This week, we’re starting with The Call. Yes, The Call. Even as romance readers, you’ve likely heard of how important this moment is for any writer. A writer receives The Call. An agent who you’re interested in wants to represent you and you give your whole-hearted yes! What happens after you’ve finished Snoopy-dancing? Well, you might know that there’s usually an extremely difficult process writers go through to get that agent. It … Continued

Cover Contest, The Tally is in!

7/12/2011 UPDATE – Winner’s list — so this is how it shakes out: The final tally : 104 Adore 130 Bonny 116 Cool 71 dull 19 Equals less than great Overall, looks like the publishers have done a great job with the covers! Now, by title:

WHAT ARE READERS LOOKING FOR?

Hey there – Happy Friday! My, this week is going fast which is primarily due to the launch of our new site, Romance At Random! Don’t forget, 5 randomly chosen commenter’s, through-out this weeks posts, will be eligible to win a FREE book – so, comment away!!! (Winners will be chosen on Sundays highlighted on a ‘Winners’ post for all to view so make sure you stop by weekly to see if you’re a Winner! ) Over the last few weeks I’ve been doing lots of traveling to various romance conventions across the country & have had the opportunity to meet with many romance readers (& to think, this is part of my job, HOW COOL IS THAT??). One of the things we always seem to chat about is what are we looking for in … Continued