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Halloween Photos of Your Favorite Authors!

  Happy Halloween! Who can’t resist such a fun holiday where you can dress up and go out for a night of revelry? We asked our Loveswept, Flirt, and Ballantine Bantam Dell authors to send in past Halloween photos along with their favorite paranormal romance/Halloween-esque book! Your favorites authors, including Virna DePaul, Jude Deveraux, Molly O’Keefe, Mira Lynn Kelly, and Jamie Schmidt, among many others contributed—you’ll have a blast looking through their ingenious costumes!   Happy Halloween!   Ashlyn Macnamara Ashlyn Macnamara (author of WHAT A LADY CRAVES)
Q: Tell us about this photo. A: This is a Halloween party in 1985. My husband and I were at university and newly dating. I think I was a starlet–those are Madonna-style sunglasses on my head! I made the bodice entirely by hand, as I had… Continue
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Awakened ~ Book Two in the Belladonna Agency by Virna DePaul: BookTrailer & Interview!

Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Virna DePaul’s thrilling series of paranormal romances invites readers into a seductive and dangerous world where vampires secretly exist among the general population, while the FBI tries to keep the Rogues among them from preying on humans—for killing, for turning, for pleasure.
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Starting Over: Virna DePaul on Moving Forward

Keep On Keeping On… One of the things I love most about romance is the fact characters “transition” throughout the story.  They start off in their ordinary worlds, rarely aware that because of their flawed beliefs, something has to change in order for them to be truly happy. The greatest challenge for a romance writer is delivering the expected HEA (happy ever after) at the end of the story while at various points in the story making the reader fear it might not actually happen.  In other words, we make our characters work very hard to deserve true love.  They are tested time and again—whether it’s by having to solve a crime, dealing with a family crisis, or, as in my latest release, being turned into something less (or more) than human.  The tests or… Continue
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED at the TURNED Blog Hop

Thanks everyone for joining the hop – winners are announced below and have been contacted – & if you’ve not won I hope you’ve been intrigued and pick up a copy of TURNED – Happy Reading!!

To celebrate Virna DePaul’s upcoming release of TURNED, (4/1/2014) we’re hopping and giving away free books — see the great prizes below! Make sure to visit each site to increase your chances to win! 20 great giveaways in all, and a BONUS! Prizes (must be 18 or older with a US mailing address to participate):
  • 10 Preview copy winners of TURNED by Virna DePaul
  • 5 Preview Copy winners of WANTED by J Kenner
  • 2 Preview eBook copy winners of A Vampire’s Salvation by Virna DePaul
  • 2 Preview eBook copy winners of Arrested by Love by Virna DePaul
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    Winners Announced – Ty-On-Tuesday ~ Happy Release Day – TURNED by Virna DePaul + Giveaway

    Happy Release Day to Virna DePaul! This weeks #TyOnTuesday is a romantic sneak peek and a #Giveaway – good luck! TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – Enter the rafflecopter below to win one of five print books – must be US.
    And now, the reason why I love romance . . . “More. I want more.” “You want my tongue on your clit? Because that’s what I want. So bad, Ana.” “Do it,” she whimpered. He shifted position. A second later, his fingers still working inside her, he used his tongue to lap at her, groaning at the familiar sweetness of her juices. She was the best thing he’d ever tasted. Better than all the human blood he’d drunk since he’d been turned. “This is what feeds me,” he said. “This is what I want. This… Continue
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    Ty-On-Tuesday ~ Snippet of TURNED by Virna DePaul

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – only one more week of snippets from Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 This week, an insight into Ty & Ana’s mission, Ana has learned about Gloria and is worried for her sister- this snippet will touch your heart.

    About the book:
    So this part might be a little redundant for those of you that have been steady followers of Ty-On-Tuesday — however, for the benefit of you newbies – here’s a short recap:
    Ty is hot, he’s an FBI agent and a vampire (I might have neglected to mention the vampire part in earlier posts but through the snippets you probably figured that out, and hey, he’s gorgeous – does it matter?). He is also employed by the Belladonna agency and on a mission that requires them Continue
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    Virna DePaul’s Vixens Pre -Release Party!

    Don’t forget to #FollowFriday on Twitter, @RomanceatRandom, @VirnaDePaul and to visit us each Friday to meet Virna’s Vixens – a fabulous street team, who volunteer their time and effort to share news about Virna’s books. In return . . . . #Giveaways! Cyndi Fari is our host this week offering today’s giveaway – 1 print preview of TURNED, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series to a US winner, 18 years or older.
    To win, comment on Cyndi’s site answering this question- What intrigues you to read stories about sexy alpha vampires? Visit Cyndi’s site here Our winner will be chosen and we’ll contact her within the week. Good luck! Remember you must have a US mailing address and be 18 to win. Next week check back www.romanceatrandom.com to see where your… Continue
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    Ty-On-Tuesday ~ Snippet of TURNED ~ Suspenseful Paranormal Romance!!

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – This week you’ll enter the compound of The Belladonna Agency, have fun!
    A brief description of TURNED:
    This is the Cliff Notes of Cliff Notes version so pay attention Ty Duncan is a hot, sexy FBI agent who is now working with the Belladonna Agency – their mission is to hunt down and eliminate rogue vampires. They believe they have their whereabouts – the challenge is they have no viable way in to make sure their intelligence is accurate. . . .until Ana Martin. Hot little coffee shop owner Ana hasn’t talked to her sister in years and she’s not happy about that – she misses her deeply. Ana thinks she’s being stalked,… Continue
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    Follow Friday: TURNED – New Release Giveaway!

    Every Friday visit our site and meet Virna’s Vixens – fabulous street team members, who volunteer their time and effort to share news about Virna’s books. In return . . . . #Giveaways! Tigris Eden is our host this week offering today’s giveaway – 1 print preview of TURNED, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series to a US winner, 18 years or older.
    Visit her website here and enter to win by leaving a comment in the comment section.
    Our winner will be chosen and we’ll contact her within the week. Good luck!
    Remember you must have a US mailing address and be 18 to win. Next week check back www.romanceatrandom.com to see where your stop will be on 3/21/14 – Happy Romance!… Continue
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    Ty-On-Tuesday ~ Snippet of TURNED by Virna DePaul – This Is Hot!

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – A new steamy excerpt of our H/H, no blushing – Enjoy!

    A little back story about the book:
    FBI Agent, Ty Duncan, works for the Belladonna Agency – an organization trying to track and kill rogue vampires – Yes, they are real and no, most of us don’t even know they exist. But in order to make sure this stays true the Agency needs to find their headquarters and do what needs to be done. Ava Martin is recruited to assist the agency by gaining access into a compound they believe harbors a vampire trafficking scheme — what’s in it for her? Well – Ty, of course and finding her sister, who they believe… Continue
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    Winner Announced: Virna’s Vixens – TURNED – New Release Giveaway!

    Every Friday visit our site and meet Virna’s Vixens – fabulous street team members, who volunteer their time and effort to share news about Virna’s books. In return . . . . #Giveaways! Today 1 print ‘signed copy’ preview of TURNED, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series. Comment below to win — answering this question – What is your favorite type of shifter?

    Must have a US mailing address and 18 to win.

    Next week check back www.romanceatrandom.com to see where your stop will be on 3/14/14 – Happy Romance!… Continue
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    Ty-On-Tuesday Snippet – Chapter One of TURNED by Virna DePaul Continues . . .

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – We pick up where we left off last week, Ty & Ana’s first meeting in Chapter One – Enjoy!

    First – about the book:
    Vampires are real and they are here, living amongst us. For the most part, they have no interest in us and we have no awareness of their existence . . . until now. TURNED FBI special agent Ty Duncan is part of a group to bring rogue vampires to justice. The Belladonna Agency is in the process of recruiting their first civilian member and it’s Ty who must convince Ana Martin to help them get into places they cannot. Ana reluctantly agrees to the mission, partly because of her attraction… Continue
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    Virna’s Vixens – Manga Maniac Cafe Hosts this Week’s TURNED Print Giveaway!

    Every Friday visit our site and meet Virna’s Vixens – fabulous street team members, who volunteer their time and effort to share news about Virna’s books. In return . . . . #Giveaways! Starting today, 1 print ‘signed copy’ preview of TURNED, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series:
    Enter to win, Manga Maniac Cafe is hosting this giveaway — hurry over to her site and comment to win — good luck!
    http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=10291 Next week check back www.romanceatrandom.com to see where your stop will be on 3/7/14 – Happy Romance!Continue
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    #TyOnTuesday – The Belladonna Agency Begins with Turned by Virna DePaul

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – This is week 2, Chapter One where Ty and Ana meet – enjoy!

    About the book:
    Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must… Continue
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    Winner Announced! #FollowFriday with Virna’s Vixens + Giveaway!

    Romance at Random is this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – Just comment below answering this question, “What is the number one reason you read paranormal romance?”

    About the book:
    Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans… Continue
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    #TyOnTuesday – The Belladonna Agency Begins with Turned by Virna DePaul

    Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 –

    About the book:
    Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals… Continue
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    14 Days of Giveaways: Day 12

    Today we’re giving away our HOTTEST romances yet! If you devoured Fifty Shades of Grey then you’ll love these new reads by some of the best names in erotic romance! We have 5 prize packs to give away! Each prize pack includes one copy of: Wanted by J. Kenner, Letting Go by Maya Banks, Bared by Stacey Kennedy, Ruined by Tracy Wolff, The Submissive by Tara Sue Me, Bound by Lorelei James, A Million Dirty Secrets by C.L. Parker, and Arrested by Love by Virna DePaul. ENTER TO WIN today’s prize pack! Make sure to sign up by 11:59pm ET tonight to be eligible to win! Winners will be notified tomorrow via email and announced on Romance at Random, Facebook, and Twitter. Tomorrow’s giveaway (2/13): Romantic Suspense Friday’s giveaway (2/14) : Signed books from Sylvia Day, J. Kenner, Sylvain Reynard, M. Leighton,… Continue
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    #FollowFriday with Virna’s Vixens + Giveaway!

    Cyndi Faria hosts this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – click here to enter
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    About the book:
    Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are… Continue
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    #FollowFriday with Virna’s Vixens + Giveaway and Sneak Peek!

    Tigris Eden hosts this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – click here to enter http://tigriseden.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/virna-de-pauls-followfriday-turned-out-april-2014/

    About the book:
    Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are… Continue
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    Winners Announced – #FollowFriday Virna’s Vixens – Romance At Random hosts this weeks #Giveaway!

    Every Friday visit our site and meet Virna’s Vixens – fabulous street team members, who volunteer their time and effort to share news about Virna’s books. In return . . . . #Giveaways! Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are Continue

    New Year, New Series, New Resolution by Virna DePaul

    New Year, New Series, New Resolution

    As 2013 comes to a close, I reflect fondly on a year full of writing challenges and victories. I worked hard to complete the first two books in my upcoming Belladonna Agency series, which launches with Turned on April 1, 2014, followed by Awakened on July 1, 2014. These stories are gritty, sexy paranormal romantic thrillers about an FBI black ops team comprised partially of vampires. I also completed the second book in my contemporary romance series, the Dalton Brothers Novels, which follows the romantic takedowns of two hot-as-sin identical twin brothers. The titles, Bedding The Wrong Brother and Bedding The Bad Boy fit these “sweet and sultry” stories, very different in tone from my paranormals.… Continue

    #CoverReveal – Turned by Virna DePaul


    “Virna DePaul creates yummy alpha heroes.”—New York Times bestselling author Tina Folsom Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand.… Continue

    Cops Are the Ultimate Alpha Heroes in Virna DePaul’s New Erotic Series

    Actors aren’t the only ones adept at wearing a professional mask. As a criminal prosecutor, I had mine and I worked with many cops who certainly had theirs. Cool. Calm. Solid and dependable. A cop protects others, so he needs to project all these things. However, many cops give off a sexy vibe without even trying. What is it about a “man in blue” that’s so darn intoxicating? There’s the uniform, sure. The handcuffs. The gun. But there’s also the confidence. The authority. Everyday, cops must overcome dangers that would terrify average citizens. This knowledge naturally lends itself to fantasies of meeting a man who is intuitive enough to know what a woman wants, dominant enough to give it to her despite her own inhibitions and insecurities, and gentle enough to cater to her heart… Continue

    J Kenner interviews Virna DePaul + giveaway!

    I’m so psyched to be chatting with Virna De Paul about all of her books, but especially her super-cool Para-Ops series! JK: Can you tell us about the Para-ops series? Do you remember the impetus for the idea?Continue

    Working For Your HEA by Virna DePaul + Giveaway

    “Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.”
    -Winston Churchill
    In the Loveswept re-release of my paranormal erotic novella, A Vampire’s Salvation, Jake Rios is a vampire that’s happened upon his miracle. Francesca Stewart is his mate, which means after living two hundred years, he’s finally going to get the chance to have children and live an eternity with a female he loves.… Continue

    Guest Post: Team Eponine: A Glimpse Into My New Series by Virna DePaul + $15 EGC Giveaway!

    Whenever I’ve taken personality tests, I’ve always scored high in two different areas: creative and introspective. This has played out rather interestingly in my life as my creative and thinking sides have often opposed but also complemented one another. I long to be creative and spontaneous, but I also need to think everything through. Repeatedly! I think this tension is pretty apparent in my writing, too, and it’s what makes me less likely to pull my punches. I’ve been told I write emotional romance with smoking hot love scenes, but also extremely complex, thought-provoking plots. One reviewer has said that whether a reader loves one of my stories or not, she’ll never be bored.… Continue