December 13, 2015

Eve Dangerfield of Degrees of Control @Eve_Dangerfield #RLFblog #contemporary

Eve Dangerfield of Degrees of Control answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

What's your favorite down-home family style meal? My mother’s Italian and on special occasions she makes hand rolled gnocchi which we serve with homemade sauce, fresh bread, red wine and braised pork ribs. It’s basically the best meal ever. Just typing that has made me unbearably hungry.

Who is your "book boyfriend" (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Any of Cara McKenna’s blue collar heroes majorly get my blood pumping but I have a huge soft spot for Flynn. He’s a boxer from one of her early novels Willing Victim. Even though I think I would annoy him in real life (he’s very stoic, I’m very ‘court jester-y’) I would do bad things to spend a long weekend in his bed.

Describe the perfect vacation.
A complete replication of the trip to Europe I took with my boyfriend when I was 22. We spent our days in museums and art galleries and cafes, eating cheese plates and drinking wine and we spent our night dancing and drinking cocktails and making love. It was the kind of vacation where there’s so much beauty and pleasure in hindsight the whole thing feels like a dream.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
A rocking horse called Dandy. He was furry and had huge red button eyes than in hindsight were super creepy. When I was too big to ride him my mum and dad gave him to my little brother. Unfortunately his unblinking gaze gave Tom nightmares so off to the tip Dandy went. I like to think he’s still out there, riding a big wave of garbage, waiting for me to reclaim him.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Romance and erotica. I started reading them when I finished an English literature course and needed a break from Medea and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (urgh) and I never looked back. A cup of tea and good romance is my favorite way to spend a weeknight and I find all the subgenres fascinating. If I want to read something chill and I’m not in the mood for romance I just go through Harry Potter again. I’ve read twelve times and it’s always, always amazing. I feel for people who lived and died without reading Harry Potter.

About the Book

Title Degrees of Control
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Eve Dangerfield
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Charlotte Bell is a typical yoga teacher. She's friendly, earnest and has some slightly masochistic tendencies. After a painful break-up she’s determined to address her long-denied kinks with the kind of man she’s always been too terrified to approach. Charlie's friends select James Hunter, a male model turned suit who has some dark inclinations of his own. After a ‘chance’ encounter at a party James agrees to school Charlie in the harsher side of sex. He knows she's too genuine, too kind, too everything for a guy like him but he won’t turn down the chance to break in a starry-eyed submissive like her. As Charlie and James attempt a strings-free sexual relationship they're alarmed to discover a connection that runs deeper than either of them could have predicted.

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December 12, 2015

Reason to Wed by @Heather_Boyd #RLFblog #HistoricalRomance

Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Reason to Wed by Heather Boyd.
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Title Reason to Wed
Genre Historical Romance
Author Heather Boyd
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Mature Audience
Richard Hill, the Earl of Windermere, might desperately require a wife and heir, but thoughts of duty fly from his mind when he rescues Esme, Lady Heathcote, from the embarrassment of a failed affair. They usually never agree about anything. He’s never even kissed the vexing widow. But when the opportunity arises to whisk her away for a no-strings-attached rendezvous, Richard can’t imagine a better way to spend a moonlit evening.
Esme has never lacked for admirers, but having Lord Windermere’s company goes a long way to ease the pain of losing her suddenly betrothed lover. And when Windermere suggests an affair, Esme is intrigued by the blazing-hot connection even while knowing their relationship has no future beyond his house party.
But as with any temptation, it’s a bargain they’ll soon regret.
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Bestselling historical author Heather Boyd believes every character she creates deserves their own happily-ever-after, no matter how much trouble she puts them through. With that goal in mind, she writes sizzling regency romance stories that skirt the boundaries of propriety to keep readers enthralled until the wee hours of the morning. Heather has published over twenty novels and shorter works. Catch her latest news She lives north of Sydney, Australia, and does her best to wrangle her testosterone-fuelled family (including cat Morpheus) into submission.
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December 11, 2015

A Knight for Kallen @LaurenLinwood #RLFblog #medievalromance #RLFblog

Lauren Linwood author of A Knight for Kallen answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

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Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.
What's your favorite down-home family style meal?
I’ve got to go old school here—meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans. And a brownie accompanied by a scoop of ice cream would certainly top things off right!
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Tex-Mex is my favorite, but if I can stick some shrimp inside those enchiladas? Magic!
Describe the perfect vacation.
I love a mix of sightseeing and relaxation. I had a friend who just completed this same vacation, and I think I’d like to copy her. She and her husband flew to London with another couple and did tons of sightseeing, and then they did a walking tour through the Cotswolds. Their luggage was sent ahead each morning, and they walked about 10 miles a day for 4 days, taking their time to see the countryside and stop in at local pubs along the way.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
It has to be my blue bicycle. I would jump on it and be transported to another world. I felt independent and free when I rode it.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I crave thrillers! Especially if they have a twist of history in them. Steve Berry and Brad Meltzer are great about mixing those two things into an action-packed thrill ride.

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Title: A Knight for Kallen
Genre: medieval historical romance
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):PG13
Kallen de Mangeron grew up in a convent, her noble family never knowing of her birth. When a new Mother Superior informs them of her existence, they send trusted knight Griffith Sommersby to escort her home.
Griffith’s heart broke when he lost his wife and infant son during childbirth, and he’s kept his feelings locked away from the world—until he meets Kallen. He soon learns her dark secret—that she sees auras around people—which allows her insight into their actions and personalities.
Now Quentin, bastard brother to the king, decides to harness Kallen’s gift in a plot to win the throne. Will Quentin successfully use a kidnapped Kallen as his political pawn, or will Griffith be able to stop him before Kallen changes the course of England’s history?

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Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

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