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Guest Post by Christi Barth+Giveaway

Today we are very excited to welcome to Book Lovers author Christi Barth in celebration of her newest release with Carina Press, Love at High Tide! Christi Barth is an author well known for her sweet and heart warming romantic stories and Love at High Tide is no exception to that rule! Today Christi stops by to share with us something special about her newest release, so let’s welcome her! And don’t forget to check at the end of the post for the giveaway details

A Behind-the-Story Peek at How I Came Up With My Plot

Authors love talking about their books. Except for one, specific instance. We hate when people ask how we came up with the idea. Because usually there simply isn’t an answer. Just the other day, my mother (of all people who should have some faith in my creative abilities!) asked if …

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Guest Post by Christi Barth + Giveaway

We are very happy to welcome back to Book Lovers Inc. Christi Barth, who is celebrating the release of A Fine Romance, the second book in her wonderfully romantic Aisle Bound series! Besides being a romance author Christi has also worked as a wedding planner so she really knows the ins and outs of weddings and romance, let’s hear what she has to share, and you could even win a copy of A Fine Romance! ;-) 

Romance – It Isn’t Just Hearts and Flowers

Not only do I write romances—where the hero and heroine have sexy times and fall in love (not always in that order)—but I’ve got to inject romance into each story. And no, I’m not talking about just the fabulous, melted chocolate sex scene you’ll find in A Fine Romance. Even the dictionary has a hard time pinning down romance. Some definitions whittle it down to …

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Review: Romancing the Holiday by Jaci Burton, HelenKay Dimon and Christi Barth

Format read: ebook copy provided by the publisher through NetGalley
Release Date: 3 December 2012
Publisher: Carina Press
Number of pages: 257 pages
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info:Goodreads, Carina Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble - the 3 novellas can be bought separately as well

Blurb:

We wish you a merry Christmas…and a happily ever after!

A memorable three-night stand gets rekindled in a cabin in West Virginia. An office romance is sparked by an impulsive holiday kiss. And two best friends scout locations for a marriage proposal and discover that they make a perfect match. ‘Tis the season for laughter, love and a lifetime of happiness.

Edited by Angela James this anthology includes:

We’ll Be Home for Christmas by HelenKay Dimon

No man likes having his bedroom skills described as forgettable, but that’s just what Lila Payne does when she runs into Spencer Thomas again. When she discovers that he’d lied about his name during their brief …

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Guest post by Christi Barth + Giveaway

Happy Tuesday, Book Lovers, it’s almost Friday! And to help you survive the wait I bring you Christi Barth, who is back to tell you more about her latest release, Ask Her at Christmas, a holiday romance released by Carina Press in their Romancing the Holiday anthology, containing 3 festive and romantic stories penned by Jaci Burton, HelenKay Dimon and Christi Barth! So please give a warm welcome to Christi and leave a comment, you could win a copy of Ask Her at Christmas

How Marketing Infiltrated My Christmas Novella

One of the question most asked of any author is how do you come up with your ideas. Well, I’m going to give you a little behind-the scenes glimpse of part of that answer which might never occur to a reader. I had never planned to write a Christmas novella. Did not have the faintest inkling of an …

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Wishlist: Holiday Edition #1

Hey Everyone!

Sure, you might find that it is still a bit early to think about Christmas and the holidays (though some of my fellow Book Lovers myself included don’t think such a thing is possible. Seriously, I count back the days ’till Christmas as soon as January rolls around ), but since there are so many of us we have to start early for everyone to get a chance to show their holiday wishlists. And who knows maybe you’ll get inspired for some gift ideas, either for yourself or your loved ones.

So here are some holiday themed stories that caught my eye recently and that I can’t wait to get my hands on:

No Mistletoe Required by Jeanette Murray

Dan Beckins isn’t sure how he let his best friend con him into volunteering to build Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the local hospital. He’s got no problems …

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Romance and Me: The Wedding Romance

Hey Everyone!

With one of this week’s guest author (Christi Barth) and her novel Planning For Love I realized we never discussed wedding romances, and summer being the season for weddings,  now is the perfect time!

What are wedding romances you ask? Well romance stories which are focused around weddings! Either the heroine or the hero (or both of them) has a wedding related job, like wedding planner, photographer, florist, baker, etc.

Long before I realized these kinds of books existed I was already a fan of this type of movies: My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Wedding Planner, etc. Even if the movie wasn’t of great quality I very much enjoyed getting a glimpse of the behind the scenes of how a wonderful lavish wedding is put together. And when this is combined with a group of close friends, so that besides the wedding preparations we …

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Review: Planning for Love by Christi Barth

Format read: ebook
Series: Book #1 in the Aisle Bound series
Release Date: 1 August 2012
Number of pages: 226 pages
Publisher: Carina Press
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, Carina Press, Read an excerpt

Blurb:

~ Hopeless romantic Ivy Rhodes and anti-Cupid Bennett Westcott request the pleasure of your company for their disaster of a courtship ~

Wedding planner Ivy Rhodes is the best in the business, and she’s not about to let a personal problem stop her from getting ahead. So when she’s asked to star in the reality TV show Planning for Love, it doesn’t matter that the show’s videographer happens to be a recent—and heartbreaking—one-night stand.

Bennett Westcott admits he didn’t handle his encounter with Ivy very well. But looking at her beautiful smile—and great body—through a camera lens every day? He can’t be faulted for suggesting they have some …

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Interview with Christi Barth + Giveaway

Happy Monday, Book Lovers! I am happy to welcome back to BLI Christi Barth who is celebrating the release of her latest book, Planning for Love, the first novel in her Aisle Bound trilogy, a delicious and frothy wedding themed contemporary romance series! Please give Christi a warm welcome and join us while I chat with Christi and interview her about this new book and series of hers, about the joys (and not) of wedding planning!

Stella: Hi Christi, we are happy to have you back at Book Lovers Inc! Can you tell us a bit about what has happened since you were here last time in November 2011 when you were promoting the release of Cruising Toward Love? What have you been up to since, any big news?

Christi: I’ve been writing like CRAZY! On January 17 (my wedding anniversary, so we had a built-in celebration evening ready to go!) I …

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Review: Cruising Toward Love by Christi Barth

Format read: ebook
Release Date: 30 August 2011
Number of pages: 312 pages
Publisher: Bookstrand
Formats available: ebook, paperback
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon

Blurb:

Can an unexplained breakup and ten years of heartache be cured by the romance – and endless buffets – of a tropical cruise? When her sister is left at the altar, small town librarian Zoe Balis jumps at the chance to take the bride’s unused ticket for the honeymoon cruise. But she didn’t count on sharing a cabin with the man who broke her heart ten years ago!

Army medic Nate Hyatt never told Zoe goodbye when he enlisted – or the real reason why he dumped her on prom night after a year as high school sweethearts. And he never stopped dreaming about the girl he left behind. Could this voyage be his chance to fix the worst …

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Author Interview with Christi Barth + Giveaway

I am happy to introduce to you Christi Barth who stops by BLI today to celebrate the recent release of her third novel Cruising Toward Love. I discovered Christi this year when I stumbled upon Act Like We’re In Love and fell for the story, the characters and Christi’s writing. (You can read my review of Act Like We’re in Love here.) So please give her a warm welcome and if you like your contemporary romances to be equally funny, witty and steamy, you are at the right place!

Stella: Hi Christi, welcome to Book Lovers Inc! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?Christi: I spent years performing in musicals, singing about love and giving people a happy ending in every performance. Then as a wedding planner I spent every day immersed in romance. Now, I write it! …

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