Catscapades or Details of a Catfight by Gini Koch + Giveaway

One of the past year’s sensations has been Gini Koch‘s mindblowing debut novel to the the Kitty Katt series: Touched by an Alien. It provoked hyperventilation, incoherent rambling, fanning and sighing over Martini and Christopher, and of course contagious laughter. We Book Lovers all went nuts with our enthusiasm and love for this series, these characters, novels and this extraordinary author, so it went without saying that we absolutely wanted to have Gini over at BLI to introduce her to anyone who might not have yet read her books (seriously are there any of you like that?!) or just brighten your day.

Martini, Kitty and Christopher didn’t get the spotlight this time as the Kitty Brigade usurped it. Read on for more and for your chance to win.

My Fur-Filled Life by Gini Koch

I was supposed to write a …

Putting Romance in Fantasy by Joely Sue Burkhart + Giveaway

Today Joely Sue Burkhart will take you away to the land of romantic fantasy. Grab a seat and hold your breath. Be sure to stay tuned till the end and you might win a wonderful special prize pack.

It’s sort of like walking along the top of a fence with vipers on one side and spiders on the other. Well, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but balancing fantasy and romance in a story can be difficult.

Some fantasy lovers despise the “gushy stuff” in their meaty worldbuilding.

Some romance lovers despise the “funky names” in their lovely emotional relationship.

Some readers won’t pick up a book that doesn’t have a detailed map on the inside cover.

Some readers will be furious if they finish a book and either the hero or heroine dies – which can be a common event in a …

The Importance of Inspiration by Megan Hart + Giveaway

Yes still no Book Lovers here but today Megan Hart will tell you about how she finds inspiration in music and she will also show you some examples. *g* Be sure to answer her question at the end for your chance to win a little surprise.

Writing can be hard work. I know it might not look like much — sitting at a computer or with a notebook, typing or scribbling away. Staring off into space. I don’t know about how other authors work, but with me, there’s a lot of staring off into space. All the hard work’s going on inside my brains, you see.

Which is why it’s really great and important to find inspiration. I don’t mean I need inspiration in order to write. Frankly, writing’s my job and if I waited for some “muse” to come along and motivate me, I’d never get anything written at all. I believe …

Review of Prelude to a Scandal by Delilah Marvelle + Giveaway

We are delighted to welcome today historical romance author Delilah Marvelle who will share with us her review of her own book: Prelude to a Scandal! It’s not everyday that you can read a review written by the author of the book themselves, so I hope you’ll enjoy this unprecedented review! Stay tuned till the end for your chance to win a signed copy of Prelude to a Scandal, the first book in Delilah’s new historical romance series!

Delilah Marvelle reviews her own book, Prelude to a Scandal

I’m good at shredding myself apart and what better way than to do it publicly? Heh. Okay, so let me start with why I wrote PRELUDE TO A SCANDAL and break it down from there. I wrote this book because after reading Casanova’s memoires and MY SECRET LIFE, I realized that …

Interview with Devyn Quinn + Giveaway!

We are delighted to have author Devyn Quinn join in for our Blogoversary celebration week today. “Siren’s Surrender”, the second book in Devyn’s “Dark Tides Series” from NAL Publishing hits the stands on February 1st and she is here to talk about what happens to the Lonike sisters next and specifically Gwen Lonike who I think can be described as the most reserved of the three mermaid sisters. Please give Devyn a warm BLI Blogoversary welcome! Be sure and read the end of the post as Devyn is offering an extremely generous giveaway today!!

BLI: Hi Devyn, so delighted you were able to take time out to join us again today. Susi, The Geeky Lover, talked to you in August last year and I’m going to invite folks to read that interview because you talked about you, your writing process as well as the first novel in the …

The Authors Strike Back with Cathryn Brunet & Stephanie Julian + Giveaway

As we say here in Germany “Rache ist Blutwurst!” (Revenge is Blood Sausage!) some author’s jumped up and screamed yes when we said yes you can actually grill us in return for all the evil questions we threw at you all year. So here is what Blutwurst looks like- we were actually forced to answer them all twitter style (140 characters or less). Please welcome today’s interviewers: Cathryn Brunet and Stephanie Julian. And if you endure it there is a surprise at the end. 😉

Cathryn Brunet: Do you compose a review of the book in your head as you’re reading or do you just try to enjoy (or not) the story?

Susi – The Geeky Lover: Depends. I take notes for review copies but just enjoy my pleasure reads. And …

Explore This! Regency London by Susanna Ives + Giveaway

As you can see we, the Book Lovers, are still on ‘vacations’. Today’s Author takeover will be performed by Author Susanna Ives, who will take us on a tour to Regency London! If you haven’t read Rakes & Radishes yet, I hope this post will be enough of a tease to win you over *g*. Stay tuned and you can be entered to win a copy of Rakes & Radishes!

Thank you Book Lovers Inc. for letting me participate in your Blogoversary
A few months ago, Caroline wrote me with the idea of writing a blog post about London as seen through the eyes of my heroine, Henrietta, in Rakes and Radishes. However, I’ve been so immersed in a Victorian project, that I’m afraid I’ve lost Henrietta’s voice.

So, I’ve combed the pages …

Why You Shouldn’t Read A Dakota Cassidy Book by Nina Blackman-Statleon

The Book Lovers are still relaxing somewhere warm and cozy (or that’s what they wish) so today Nina Blackman-Statleon (aka cranky, potty mouth vampire from Accidentally Dead) will tell us why you shouldn’t read books written by her creator Dakota Cassidy. Please give her warm welcome.

So Susi was all nice and invited Dakota Cassidy to guest blog. Dakota writes several series. My name is Nina, and I’m from her paranormal series titled, The Accidentals. It’s a series about women who’ve been accidentally bitten by one nuttier than squirrel turds shapeshifter or another. There are a bunch, and quite honestly, I’ve lost count of the damn things because it seems like I’ve been in a gabillion bad situations since my book. But I was in book two. I’m a vampire. End promotional type spiel.

That brings me to this. Diva, er… Dakota’s …

Why I still agree to write a Guestpost by Moira Rogers + Contest

Ever wondered how author’s try to come up with a guestpost topic? Please welcome the Bree part of Moira Rogers here at Book Lovers Inc today and see how she tries to rock our Blogoversary. Be sure to take our challenge at the end for your chance to win a book.

I don’t always like to write guest blog posts. When I’m on my blog, I can post pictures of cats wearing funny hats and not worry that my relatively silly nature is going to bring down the tone of the place. My blog is, after all, a pretty silly place.

When I’m thinking about being on someone else’s blog, the pressure kicks in. I can’t just talk about cats wearing funny hats! I’m supposed to be a serious author! I must think of something profound and witty to say, or …

How well do you know your Book Lovers? Spot the fake facts! by Carolyn Crane

Today author Carolyn Crane is taking over Book Lovers Inc and her mission is to mislead…ahem…tell you some more or less interesting facts about you Book Lovers. She just couldn’t pass on her chance to tell you the TRUTH about this team. Be sure to double-check her facts and you might win a prize pack!

Hi everybody, and happy blogoversary to the Book Lovers!

As part of the Authors’ takeover for the fabulous Book Lovers Inc, I’m here with a quiz about the writers and reviewers behind this blog.

Directions: Find the fake facts! For every one of the Book Lovers, two of the facts are fake, but the rest are true. Which are fake? Leave your answers in the comments.

Stella- The Latin Lover
…which two facts are fake?

1. Stella’s fatal weakness is French fries. She cannot stop eating …

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