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Guest Post with Author Sophie Barnes and Giveaway

Meet Sophie Barnes, author of The Danger in Tempting an Earl. Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian. She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses. While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing. When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast. Places to find Sophie: | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Interview with Katharine and...

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How To Feed A Romance Hero – Pizza

Sinful Rewards is set in Chicago and we can’t talk about Chicago without talking about deep dish pizza. My favorite pizza place in Chicago is Lou Malnati’s, my favorite pie being sausage with butter crust. So I asked a pizza expert which Lou Malnati’s pie she’d recommend for four different romance heroes. (this expert preferred not to be named) ******************************************************************************* The Sophisticated Executive (think Nicolas from Sinful Rewards) This billionaire hero wears expensive dark suits, white shirts, silk ties. He travels in a limousine, eats at the best restaurants, is seen at Chicago high society events. He has a private jet and divides his time between Chicago, New York and LA. Recommendation Pizza Recommended : Deluxe (a little bit of everything) Why you’d recommend this pizza: The Deluxe is the heartiest (and most expensive) of pizzas because it is loaded with toppings. ******************************************************************************* The Bad Boy Biker (think Mack, Hawke’s...

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When Billionaires Collide

Would Blaine from He Watches Me have chopped down Nicolas’ tree? http://romancingthereaders.blogspot.ca/2014/07/guest-post-giveaway-sinful-rewards-1.html Here’s a snippet… The two men know and respect each other (Blaine makes a brief appearance in the Sinful Rewards serial). They’re both billionaires, able to financially take care of their loved ones, and successful in their industries but they’re very different characters. Subscribe To My Release Day Newsletter: http://tasteofcyn.com/2014/05/28/newsletter/ Sinful Rewards 1 Cynthia Sax Belinda “Bee” Carter is a good girl; at least, that’s what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man. Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him...

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ARC Review: A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin by Sophie Jordan

I’m discovering a lot of new authors and so far they have been a hit! I have a list of Sophie Jordan books that I want to read but haven’t gotten around to it -yet. I’m so glad that “A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin” was my first introduction to this author! I really enjoyed this book, the main characters AND the secondary characters! Ok, so this book was such a great read! I stayed up all night reading it! The heroine, Rosalie Hughes. I really liked her. Rosalie has basically been abandoned. Her mother has left her at a finishing school and she has no one. The headmistress takes her to her stepbrother’s because she has no room for Rosalie. Declan, the Duke of Banbury has had it with their family troubles and has no desire to take-in Rosalie. When he comes to realize Melisande, Rosalie’s mother, is nowhere...

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Writing A Serial

I receive quite a few questions on writing serials. Jane Leopold Quinn kindly offered to host my comments. http://janeleopoldquinn.blogspot.ca/2014/07/welcome-to-cynthia-sax-and-her-article.html This is a discussion. If you have questions or an alternate view on writing serials, please chime in! Here’s a snippet… “The easiest definition of a serial is that it is a larger story sliced into parts. But this definition always makes me cringe. That’s like saying a TV show is a movie sliced into parts. A great serial is written as a serial. It usually can only be written in this format because the pause between the installments serves an important purpose.” Subscribe To My Release Day Newsletter: http://tasteofcyn.com/2014/05/28/newsletter/ Sinful Rewards 1 Cynthia Sax Belinda “Bee” Carter is a good girl; at least, that’s what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in...

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A visit with Sophie Barnes, author of The Danger in Tempting An Earl

Hello there! I hope you all join me in welcoming the fabulous Sophie Barnes, whose newest book, The Danger in Tempting An Earl, releases today! Sophie is here to discuss dissecting the novel. Take it away, Sophie! Before any of my books were published I used to walk into a book store, pick up a book, and pay for it without once considering how it arrived on the bookshelf, other than that the author put a lot of time into writing it. Even after my manuscript for How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back was accepted, it took a while for me to figure out all that was involved in getting a book to the stores. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? First of all, there’s the manuscript of roughly 95,000 words to consider. That’s quite a chunk to write when you have to keep a deadline in mind....

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Sinful Rewards 1: Cynthia Sax

Sinful Rewards 1 By: Cynthia Sax Releasing July 15th, 2014 Blurb Belinda “Bee” Carter is a good girl; at least, that’s what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man. Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him all the more enticing. But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always claimed to be, or if she’s willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of being watched. Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with...

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It’s Release Day for ~ I Adored A Lord by Katharine Ashe

  Squeal~!!!!! It’s here!!!! Book 2 in Katharine’s The Prince Catcher series!!!! So Exciting!!! I Adored a Lord A Prince Catchers Novel #2 By: Katharine Ashe Releasing July 29th, 2014 Avon Romance Synopsis: Three very different sisters beguile society with their beauty and charm, but only one of them must fulfill a prophecy: marry a prince. Who is the mystery Prince Charming, and which sister will be his bride? All that clever, passionate Ravenna Caulfield wants is to stay far away from high society’s mean girls. All that handsome, heroic Lord Vitor Courtenay wants is to dash from dangerous adventure to adventure. Now, snowbound in a castle with a bevy of theton‘s scheming maidens all competing for a prince’s hand in marriage, Ravenna’s worst nightmare has come true. Now, playing babysitter to his spoiled prince of a half-brother and potential brides, Vitor is champing at the bit to be gone....

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First Excerpt For Sinful Rewards 2

This post has adult content. If you are under the age of eighteen years old or sensitive to adult language/situations, please do not read this post. I hope you enjoyed Sinful Rewards 1! Here is a teaser for Sinful Rewards 2! *** “Belinda,” Hawke murmurs, his deep voice pulling at me. Unable to resist his unspoken order, I gaze upward. This is a mistake. His eyes have darkened to a brilliant blue, his arousal meeting, meshing with mine, and I know in this moment, I’m lost. He has me. “Hawke.” I part my lips, offering him everything. He’s rough and tough, a big strong military man, a tattooed biker. I expect him to plunder, conquer, take. Instead, Hawke carefully frames my face with his large hands, his calloused fingertips gentle yet firm, and he dips his head slowly, his gaze holding mine. My heart races faster and faster, my body...

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Blog Tour: I Adored a Lord by Katharine Ashe with Excerpt & Giveaway

Release Date: July 29, 2014 Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Avon Hosted By: Tasty Book Tours She’s intended for his brother. He’s destined for adventure. Then a dangerous mystery throws them together, and all they want is each other. All that clever, passionate Ravenna Caulfield wants is to stay far away from high society’s mean girls. All that handsome, heroic Lord Vitor Courtenay wants is to dash from dangerous adventure to adventure. Now, snowbound in a castle with a bevy of the ton’s scheming maidens all competing for a prince’s hand in marriage, Ravenna’s worst nightmare has come true. Now, playing babysitter to a spoiled prince and his potential brides, Vitor is champing at the bit to be gone. When a stolen kiss in a stable leads to a corpse in a suit of armor, a canine kidnapping, and any number of scandalous liaisons, Ravenna and Vitor find themselves wrapped in a...

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