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.

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of THE SCOUNDREL TAKES A BRIDE by Stefanie Sloane!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of THE SCOUNDREL TAKES A BRIDE by Stefanie Sloane, the latest novel in her irresistible Regency romance series. 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!

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

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!!
  • Random Thoughts – Christmas Mayhem by Vanessa Kelly

    Thanks for hosting me on Romance at Random. It’s great to be here, especially during my release week of Christmas Mayhem! What images normally spring to mind when you think about Christmas and the holidays? Trees gorgeously decorated with glowing lights, eggnog, fantastic holiday meals with turkey and stuffing, chestnuts roasting by an open fire…the usual, wonderful stuff. What do I think of when it comes to the holidays? Smugglers, Quakers, decrepit manor houses with smoking chimneys, scandalous incidents in the ballroom, and hastily arranged marriages.

    Editor’s Corner: Junessa Viloria explains “the Oscars for romance books” and what it’s like to discover new talent

    When people not familiar with the genre ask me what the RITA Awards are, my automatic response is that they’re the Oscars for romance books. I think that all romance editors, whether seasoned editors with numerous RITA award winning authors or young editors seeking for their first author nomination, comb through the Finalists list, eagerly seeking a familiar name. So you can imagine the happy thrill that ran through me when I saw that my author Stefanie Sloane was a finalist for two RITA Awards: Best First Book and Best Regency Historical Romance. To channel Ms. Sloane herself: Squee!

    Random Thoughts: Stefanie Sloane Interviews Kate Noble

    Romance author Stefanie Sloane sat down with Kate Noble, author of several historical romance novels including her latest: If I Fall, for a fun, no-holds-barred interview. The delightful Kate Noble burst onto the historical romance scene with her debut, Compromised, in 2008, and she hasn’t slowed down since. Her latest delicious tale, If I Fall, is out this week and I know you’re all going to love it! I caught up with Kate recently and asked her a series of unrelated and silly questions. Luckily, the lovely Ms. Noble obliged.

    Stefanie: Dinner with four famous people, living or dead, at the restaurant of your choice. Which restaurant would you choose, who would you invite, and why?
    Kate: Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McLanahan, and Estelle Getty. Because who doesn’t want to hang… Continue

    Random Thoughts: Stefanie Slone Interviews Eloisa James

    Romance author Stefanie Sloane sat down with Eloisa James, author of Paris in Love, her new memoir, to discuss her year in France, her writing style, and a few of the life lessons she learned during her time away. Stefanie: Everyone dreams of packing up and moving to a romantic locale. But so few of us actually manage to turn such fanciful imaginings into reality. For you, a health scare sent you overseas. Many in your position would have hunkered down and sought comfort in the familiar, but you went looking for an adventure. Why? And are you glad you chose the unfamiliar over the comfortable? Eloisa: For one thing, my cancer was not life threatening: it was caught at an early stage. So, for me, it was more of a wake-up call than a… Continue

    ‘NEW’ Random Thoughts: Follow the Yellow Brick Road by Stefanie Sloane

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road—to Seattle! Emerald City Writers’ Conference 2011 Random Thoughts Billions and billions of fleeting ideas are produced day-in, day-out, by every last person on the planet. Are you really allowed a five mile an hour cushion before it’s considered speeding? Somebody needs to design the sarcasm font. Nachos! What is another word for “thesauras”? See! As for mine? Well, mine are decidedly more romantic in nature. Not that kind of romantic. Not all the time, anyway. Who inspired Julia Quinn’s Lady Whistledown? Are vampires hotter than warewolves? Rakes! How does one write the perfect query letter? Cowboys! What do booksellers want from authors? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, people! I was raised by a romance author. I’ve worked as a romance bookseller. And now I’m writing romance novels Continue