Please give a warm welcome to the lovely Carmen Falcone, who stops by Book Lovers Inc. to celebrate the release of Heating Up Hawaii, her brand new romantic suspense novel! You might remember how much I loved Carmen’s debut novel, so you can bet I have Heating Up Hawaii on my TBR list! So join us as I interviewed Carmen about this new novel of hers, how she realized her dream of becoming a published author and what she originally wanted to be when she grew up! And she comes bearing gifts, so don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win a $15 USD Amazon gift card!
Stella: Hi Carmen. Both Marlene and I loved your Entangled release, A Vengeful Affair, so it is our great pleasure to welcome you to Book Lovers Inc.! Could you please …
Stella: Hi Eve, welcome to Book Lovers Inc! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Eve: Hi Stella, thanks so much for having me here today. Let’s see, I live in leafy Surrey in the UK with my very own hero Hubby. I feel most like “me” when I’m creating stories and still have to pinch myself that I get to call this my job. I love Castle, Sherlock, The Big Bang Theory and all things Agatha Christie. I’m a bit suspicious about exercise! Oh, and I’m really bad at singing (we’re talking dogs howling, bad). Why is it that people who can’t sing, love to?
Stella: Oh I LOVE those shows as well! Are you a planner or pantser? Can you tell us a bit about your writing process? How do your novels come to life?
Eve: I think I’m a little of both. I’ve learnt over …
As discerning readers have no doubt noticed….This blog has been taken over by dragons!
This really shouldn’t come as a shock. Dragons are magnificent and powerful creatures. They range from brilliant, duplicitous, magic-wielding immortals – to the less-strategically inclined, but equally deadly, fire-breathing, poison-spewing, feral winged-creatures terrorizing all who dare to enter their territory.
Even as we speak, they are shoring up their defenses and laying in siege weaponry. Soon the dragons shall spread throughout the internet and into your computer.
THEY CANNOT BE STOPPED. (Plus, who would even want to try? Only soulless monsters who have to appreciation for literature, art, beauty, and the distinct pleasure of having one’s head still attached to one’s body.)
Dragons can, however, be placated. Through copious amounts of praise and treasure. Book Lovers Inc. has thus begun honoring our draconic overlords through Dragon Day (in which there has been much praise, and the promise of treasure). This shall be …
Series: Memoirs of Lady Trent #1.
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction.
Release Date: February 5, 2013.
Number of Pages: 336.
Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook.
You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart—no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon’s presence, even for the briefest of moments—even at the risk of one’s life—is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . .
All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became …
Format read: paperback
Release Date: 2 July 2012
Publisher: Random House
Formats available: Hardcover, audio book paperback, ebook
Purchasing Info: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints …
Format Read:e-arc provided from Edelweiss for review
Number of Pages:416 pages
Release Date:June 18th 2013
Series: The Duke’s Men, #1
Formats Available: Mass Market Paperback, Hardcover, e-book, Kindle Edition
Purchasing Info: Author’s web site | GoodReads | Amazon | Book Depository (US) | Book Depository (UK) | B&N
Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke’s brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan’s sister. Soon he and Lisette are traveling to Paris posing as husband and wife, in search of Tristan, who has disappeared. And the longer he spends with Lisette, the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and …
Title: Throne of Oak
Author: Dana Marie Bell
Series: Maggie’s Grove, #2
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: June 11, 2013 by Carina Press
Vampire Dragos Ibanescu, Mayor of Maggie’s Grove, is about to lose his mind. His mate, the dryad queen Mina Chainey, refuses to have anything to do with him after her ordeal at the hands of an evil witch. If he doesn’t mate with her soon, he may lose control of the beast within him—a force far more dangerous than anyone in town knows…
Mina’s nightmares of her time with the witch haunt her. The Queen of the Forest can’t muster the strength needed to fight her terror. Unable to leave the Throne, she vows she will not accept Dragos until she can stand at his side as an equal. But the nightmares are only growing in strength, and soon she realizes that there’s more to her pain than simple fear.
Dark forces are converging …
Good afternoon everyone!
Here are the July selections for the Book Club. As voted by you guys the theme this month is Werewolves!
Need by Carrie Jones (Goodreads Link)
Pain shoots through my head. Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain. The white world goes dark and I know what’s about to happen.
Zara White suspects there’s a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She’s also obsessed with phobias. And it’s true, she hasn’t exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane…but Zara’s pretty sure her mom just can’t deal with her right now.
She couldn’t be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara’s overactive imagination. In fact, he’s still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There’s something not right – not human – …
Format read: ebook provided by the publisher
Series: HORNET, #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Military Romance
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Number of pages: 352 pages
Publisher: Entangled Select
Formats available: ebook, paperback
Purchasing Info: Author’s website | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK) | Goodreads
It’s a good thing Gabe Bristow lives and breathes the Navy SEAL credo, “the only easy day was yesterday,” because today, his life is unrecognizable. When his prestigious career comes to a crashing halt, he’s left with a bum leg and few prospects for employment that don’t include a desk.
That is, until he’s offered the chance to command a private hostage rescue team and free a wealthy American businessman from Colombian paramilitary rebels. It seems like a good deal—until he meets his new team: a drunk Cajun linguist, a boy-genius CIA threat analyst, an …
Today we are very excited to welcome back author Addison Fox here at Book Lovers Inc in celebration of her newest release with Entangled Publishing, Merger to Marriage. Merger to Marriage is the second book in the Boardrooms and Billionaire’s series featuring a brand new and hot couple who share a hot night together with unexpected consequences. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love unexpected things in my stories So, let’s welcome Addison and don’t forget to check at the end of the post for our giveaway details
The Joy of Writing Tropes
I’m so excited to spend the day with the Book Lovers crew!
One of the fun things about writing for Entangled is their focus on classic romantic “tropes” in their books – those tried and true plot lines that are fun and juicy and exciting. For my Boardrooms to Billionaires series, I’ve …