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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Livia Quinn shares details about the creation of Ridge
Romano in the books, Her First Knight, and her new release, Merry Christmas,
Baby

About the Book

Title        Merry
Christmas, Baby (A Knights Christmas)(Book3)
Genre     Contemporary
Romance (Military)
Author    Livia Quinn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
It’s a Christmas weekend full of love and Larue
social media is a twitter at the return of their hometown movie star, Ducane
Beauregard Larue, and a visit by Raptors quarterback, Gino Manelli, at the only
place to celebrate Christmas Eve—the Romanos’. Catch up with the characters
from Larue and Thunder Point, and as a bonus get a peek into the lives of
upcoming characters.
Beau hates Christmas. It reminds him of what he can’t have.
He’s been avoiding homecomings, and the biggest reason is unavoidable this
Christmas – Madison Hart, who has loved Beau for most of her adult life.
Whenever rumors surface about him returning home, Madison hyperventilates at
the prospect of seeing him again.
Samantha Larue’s baby is overdue and everyone is
hovering including Jed, who ended their relationship last summer because kids
weren’t “in his future”.
Bad guys don’t scare Delilah Burke but Luc’s mother and five
sisters have her stalling on setting a date to marry the man she loves.
This Christmas nothing could make Buffy Romano happier than
delivering a few surprises and helping the people she loves find love.
Then, a Christmas Eve miracle confirms what she already knows – that with a
little nudge, all her love ones’ happily ever afters will happen in the
not so distant future.

Introducing Ridge Romano

Name: Ridge Romano
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Virginia
Profession: Ex-military, Billionaire CEO, veterans advocate
and cover model
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian, Italian
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight.
Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: Ridge has shoulder
length black hair and dark eyes, perpetual tan, six-feet two. His rigid diet
keeps his body hard and ready for a photo shoot. His smile lights up the room,
but it doesn’t happen often enough.
Who is the
significant other in your character’s life?
Lana “Buffy” Calloway, famous
fashion model and photographer who saw Ridge as the face of her model/ad
agency. She has a couple surprises for him at their Christmas Eve party.
Tell us about this
character, please.
Ridge was a child prodigy, a genius inventor, who was given
his own laboratory in the Army to do his bionic research. After his brother
stepped on an IAD and lost his battle with depression, Ridge devoted his life
to improving the lives of veterans. He created two companies that provide state
of the art prostheses to veterans at no charge, then sold them to put together
a consortium of private companies which will take over the care of veterans
from the government, if he can get
the vote past Congress. Ending up on the strip bingo stage at a romance
convention could destroy everything he’s worked for. (Her First Knight)
How does your hero
dress?
Most of the time Ridge is in a dark well-cut suit and tie. He’s a
serious guy and doesn’t have time to relax (except for that time he showed up on
the strip bingo stage, and later in a loincloth…).
What is your
character’s viewpoint on wealth?
He is a generous man to whom much has been
given — wealth, intelligence, and means, and feels a duty to support
responsible people who match his vision, and those in need.
Does he have children?
Ridge never
planned to be married. He was laser focused on his vision for the consortium,
but now that he and Buffy have been married for two years, could be it’s time…
Is your character
involved in his community?
Yes, Ridge feels like all the experiences in his life led
him to this place, to Buffy. But community to Ridge means more than just Larue
and Buffy’s large family, though he’s come to love them all. It also includes veterans
and their families and a huge group of romance writers and readers who continue
to support his vision for our nation’s defenders.
How do others
perceive your character based upon looks, and is this assumption accurate?
This is a common theme in the Under-Cover Knights. Each man
is more than just a handsome face or six-pack abs. They see no reason why their
hard earned fitness shouldn’t be used to sell products, movies or novels, even
romance novels; and if it supports a higher cause, even better. (Besides
there’s the added perk of working with beautiful women.) They are men of character
with personal interests and the drive to contribute to their community, for Luc
it’s teens and for Ridge, veterans.
How emotionally
expressive is your character to others?
As you can imagine, as a child geek
who was totally into his tech toys, Ridge was more of an introvert. And though
he has loved his wife since before he even thought he had a chance with her,
he’s only recently even kissed her in public. I think he likes it.
BONUS:
Ridge, what would you
most like to communicate about the men at Knights Production, Inc.?
I’d just like to see these men, and women, get the credit
they deserve for their hard work as models and with their involvement in the
community. I was guilty of being short-sighted myself before I met Buffy. They
have my utmost admiration.

About Your Writer

Why did you decide to
allow this author to tell your story?
I met Livia while she was researching Luc and Delilah’s
book, Hard Days Knight. Back then, I was merely Luc’s boss but after she found
out the extent of veterans’ needs in this country, she got a vision for what
I’ve been trying to accomplish with the consortium. After grilling her on her
true motivation and making sure she could represent my agenda and tell the
story of how Buffy and I met miraculously,
without totally embarrassing me, I agreed.
Why do you think your
writer chose to write about you?
Livia said she was awed by the
overwhelming need of veterans and what I was trying to accomplish with the
consortium and wanted to get the word out. And, well…she said she was
especially taken with my impromptu strip-tease.
What do you wish your
writer had not told others about you?
<He rubs his dark jaw, thinking> The strip bingo
contest could have been much worse, but that’s not her fault. Livia didn’t
expose my faux pas; a nice lady in the audience snapped a picture with her
phone and it went viral. It was serendipity.
What other character
from your book do you think your writer should write a book about, and why?
Jed Stern, definitely. Being a cop and a fitness fanatic,
he’d be a great addition to our portfolio. So far he’s adamantly refused. Jed
acts like he’s so tough but if you could have seen him around Samantha for the
last six months… and during the Christmas party, he was a hero.
Why do you think your
writer loves to write?
I don’t think she has any choice. I found her while she was
driving on the Interstate, but she says characters are always following her to
the tub or on the road, begging to have their stories told. For a while she
thought she was crazy but now she just accepts it as a calling.

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Publisher Campbell Hill Publishing

Author Bio

Livia Quinn is a D.C. native
living in Louisiana. She’s written ten books in her Storm Lake series, both
paranormal and contemporary romance. “It’s like a mini-vacation from the real
world.” “Walk don’t run to the buy button” her readers have said. Come to a
place where anything can happen…

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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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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.
About the Book
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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About the Author
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 www.heather-boyd.com.
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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Lauren Linwood author of A Knight for Kallen answers five easy
questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

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.

About the Book

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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The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal    

A husband for Christmas?

Mitch Weston’s back in Cowboy Creek, and self-proclaimed matchmaker
Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good
with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He and Andi were high school sweethearts,
for heaven’s sake! Why can’t they see they’re perfect for each other?
Because Andi already lost one husband to a dangerous job, and
now she’s all about playing it safe, for her sake and her children’s. Being a cop
is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed’s plan, Mitch and Andi come up with
their own: they’ll pretend to get engaged and then break up due to irreconcilable
differences. Jed’s got his work cut out for him—because this match needs a Christmas
miracle!

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About Barbara White Daille

Barbara lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though
they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten
used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Her new series, The Hitching Post Hotel,
features a matchmaking grandpa determined to see his three granddaughters wed. The
series began with The Cowboy’s Little Surprise and A Rancher of Her Own and continues
with the December release of The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal. Additional books in
the series will be coming up next year.
Website http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com
Blog http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog
Newsletter http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter
Twitter https://twitter.com/BarbaraWDaille
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/barbarawhitedaille
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/BarbaraWhiteDaille
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-White-Daille/e/B002J6B0QQ
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Naughty Hearts: Eleven
Naughty Romance Stories by The Naughty Literati.

About the Book

Title Naughty Hearts: Eleven Naughty Romance Stories
Genre romance anthology
Author The Naughty Literati
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Special re-release! Now with bonus teasers and excerpts!
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Naughty Hearts is Eleven Naughty Romance Stories including
Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Ménage, M/M, M/M/F, New Adult, Paranormal,
Shapeshifter, Steampunk, and Time Travel romances from bestselling authors writing
as The Naughty Literati.
Naughty Balls  by  Suz deMello
Love Potion #69  by  Alexa Silver
My Valentine Lovers  by  Nicole Austin
Valentime  by  Belle Scarlett
Delia’s Heartthrob  by  Regina Kammer
Two Into One Goes
Great  
by  Lynne Connolly
Buy Me A Rose  by  Francesca Hawley
Chocolate-Coated
Reunion  
by  Berengaria Brown
Cupid’s Curious Case  by  Marianne Stephens
Fifty Shades Of
Valentine’s Day  
by  Katherine Kingston
The Reaper’s Valentine
 
by  Charlotte Boyett-Compo

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About the Author

The Naughty Literati are a group of authors who’ve come
together to showcase their epic talents in stories filled with powerful
eroticism and satisfying romance. Our tales range from heartwarming and sweet
to scorching hot erotic; medieval to futuristic; humans to aliens and
shape-shifters; vanilla committed couples to kinky ménage fun.

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