Kresley Cole – Remarkable Romance

Hi friends!

Welcome to Read-A-Romance Month 2016!

If you’re a new visitor to RARM, I hope you’ll come back every day in August to read all the wonderful pro-romance posts this year. Check out the full calendar here. You can also find links to the last three years’ posts from the boxes in the sidebar, and if you’d like, you can follow RARM on Facebook. Enjoy August!

#LoveRomance

Buy Romance A DrinkSweet Ruin

I #loveromance, and I expect every person in the world to love this genre too.

[Manage expectations, Cole.] Okay, let’s try this:

I want everyone in the world who might love the romance genre to give it a chance.

Unfortunately, so many readers never will because of preconceived notions. Before you picked up your first romance novel, did you have them?

I did.

Then one day, when I was between science fiction and horror novels and desperate for something new to read, I stumbled upon A Rose in Winter, by Kathleen Woodiwiss.

At the risk of sounding dramatic—actually, let’s assume that risk because this is really freaking dramatic—the entire course of my life changed.

I often think with a shudder, What if I’d never picked up that book?

And that makes me wonder how many folks right now are missing out on their own life – changing The-Playerromance novel. How many would become avid readers or booksellers or librarians or writers or genre advocates?

How many would simply become . . . happier?

Over the sixteen years I’ve been writing romance, I’ve come across a number of genre detractors. Early in my career, I would go toe-to-toe with them. Eventually, I gave up trying to change minds, but these days, I’ve got a new outlook. . . .

Imagine if the romance genre were a person.

Wouldn’t you feel bad for her?

Romance is intelligent, but those detractors consider her brainless. Though she’s strong and capable, they call her weak and incompetent. She empowers, but she’s viewed as a bad influence. She gets passed over for promotions and awards, even though the decision makers refuse to look at her work.

Romance’s critics claim her statements all sound alike—but they never listen to a word she says.

From now on, I’m going to stick up for Romance at every opportunity. I’m going to buy Romance a drink, because, damn, she’s had a hard slog. I’m going to tell her it’s getting better, little by little.

I’m going to defend Romance as loyally as I would any of my friends—because I love the hell out of that Arcana Risingremarkable woman.

Kresley recommends:

Authors I can’t recommend enough:

Christina Lauren     christinalaurenbooks.com      (at Amazon)

Gena Showalter      genashowalter.com       (at Amazon)

PC & Kristin Cast      pccastauthor.com     (at Amazon)

Roxanne St. Claire      roxannestclaire.com      (at Amazon)

Louisa Edwards      louisaedwards.com     (at Amazon)

Truly fantastic writers of exceptional books!

 


Questions for the Author:

Tell us about a moment in your life when you felt romance surrounding you.

I felt romance surrounding me while my husband Swede and I were working on my first self-published title, ColeThePlayerThe Player. He stepped up to the plate and took care of everything—formatting, cover, uploads, etc.—allowing me to write without interruptions. Which is knightly behavior in my mind. I legit sighed over him.

Then came the moment when I held The Player in my hands for the first time. Right as I was about to peek inside, Swede told me, “I put a surprise for you in the published book.”

Record-needle scratch. Oh. *#&@.

Pardon? [Choking] S-surprise?? [Must to vomit now] Copies had already shipped, yet he’d gone behind the scenes and added something to a book I had relentlessly micro-edited and polished.

With shaking hands, I opened the cover. . . .

I burst out laughing. On the Valkyrie Press title page, he’d added location names, all from my Immortals After Dark series—three of which are fictional demon and vampire settings.

In my mind, his little addition was a playful wink and an adorably sexy grin. [another legit sigh]

Tell us about someone special in your life (other than your partner) with whom you share romance.

I shared romance with every author on the Belles-on-Wheels book tour in May 2014. Two thousand miles, a bus-load of women, seven cities, five jam-packed days. We lived books. We laughed. We visited with readers and bloggers and booksellers who loved romance. Now we all share those wonderful memories. 

Who is your (or a) favorite romantic couple?

In books? I’m going to go old school and say Lizzie and Darcy, with their sublime push/pull.

Tell us about your dream date. 

Swede and I have just finished our latest deadlines and get to breathe a bit. We grab the mutts and head to the beach for an afternoon. As the sun goes down, we eat boiled shrimp and laugh as the dogs chase waves.

 

Kelsey is generously giving away a $50 B&N, Amazon, BAM, Kobo, or iTunes gift card for one US winner. Signed copies of all three books in the Game Makers Series for one international winner.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below or on the *Facebook post you’ll find here (or both – Share the Love!) ;o) by 11:59 pm PST Sept 7, 2016. Good luck!    *****International friends, please be sure to leave your country in your comment so that we know you’re international. xo

(*You don’t have to like the FB page, but we do recommend it. It’s easier to contact you if you win. Also consider joining the Read-A-Romance Book Club page, where we discuss romance of all kinds and will have drawings and events throughout the year.)

#LoveRomance  #HappyReading

 


kresleyKresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Game Makers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

Learn more:

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Anne Gracie – How I #LoveRomance

Hi friends!

Welcome to Read-A-Romance Month 2016!

If you’re a new visitor to RARM, I hope you’ll come back every day in August to read all the wonderful pro-romance posts this year. Check out the full calendar here. You can also find links to the last three years’ posts from the boxes in the sidebar, and if you’d like, you can follow RARM on Facebook. Enjoy August!

#LoveRomance

How Do I #LoveRomance?cover-summer-bride

(With apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

 

How do I #LoveRomance?

Let me count the ways.

I love it for the depth — of characterization

and the breadth — of variety

and the height — of my TBR pile.

 

My hand can reach, when a book is out of sight

For my e-reader for which I need no light.

 

I #LoveRomance

For the endings happy and full of grace.The Autumn Bride

For offering fulfillment at the close of a weary day.

My quiet need, my escape, in sun or candle-light.

I  love the worlds where heroines strive for right.

 

I #LoveRomance wholly, though the wider world disdains its praise.

 

I #LoveRomance. It is passion put to use,

To soothe old griefs, and rekindle childhood’s faith

In love.

 

I #LoveRomance with a joy I never lose.

Sinner and saints, heroes and rakes.

 

I #LoveRomance. It’s the breath,

Smiles, tears, of life;

 

And if you’re good, I shall leave thee my books

After death.

 

Anne recommends:

First up is Lucy Parker    lucyparkerfiction.com      (at Amazon)

I recently read her debut book, ACT LIKE IT, a fun romantic comedy set in the London theatre scene. Some chuckles, some good romance and a few lump-in-throat moments.

 

Madeline Ash       madelineash.net       (at Amazon)

smart contemporary romance. She was a RITA finalist this year — her first time, but it won’t be her last. Try YOU FOR CHRISTMAS.

 

Susan Sey       susansey.com      (at Amazon)

Sassy fun contemporary romance. Try the first book in her “Trouble” series, TASTE FOR TROUBLE.

 

Nancy Warren      nancywarren.net      (at Amazon)

She’s not a new writer, but I recently discovered Nancy’s Toni Diamond series. Funny, clever, cosy Southern mysteries starring a diamond-studded make-up saleswoman. Try the first one in the series, FROSTED SHADOW.


Questions for the Author:

Tell us about a moment in your life when you felt romance surrounding you.

I grew up in a romantic household, where my father and mother could often be caught kissing quietly in the kitchen (which embarrassed my school friends no end.) Sometimes they’d spontaneously dance to the radio — my father would grab Mum’s hand and swing her into his arms. She’d be laughing, and when they danced together, they moved as one.

My folks died a few years ago, but one of the last memories I have is of them dancing together. My dad had hardly moved for months — he had Parkinsons. My sister and I had hired a guy with a keyboard to entertain the folks in the nursing home. He started playing a golden oldie song, and suddenly my dad rose from his chair, said “Come on Bet,” grabbed Mum’s hand and swung her into a dance. Mum was laughing. And when they danced together, they moved as beautifully as always.

My sister and I sat there, bawling.

A lifetime of romance. 

Tell us about someone special in your life (other than your partner) with whom you share romance.

I have a group of romance writer friends that are very special to me. We don’t live close to each other — we’re from all over the country — and once a year we get together for a week by the beach. There we eat, drink, write and talk romance novels. We bring books to swap and discuss, we share our love of the genre, and it refills the romance writing well like you wouldn’t believe.

Do you have a place in the world or a sound that you equate with romance?

For me, it’s the beach at twilight, walking barefoot, hand in hand as the waves ebb and flow and froth around our ankles. The sky slowly darkens to deep indigo velvet. And then the moon rises, huge and golden.

 Who is your (or a) favorite romantic couple?

My mum and dad (see above).

Tell us about your dream date. 

Recipe for a dream date.

Take one Richard Armitage/David Tennant/Jensen Ackles (just one, don’t be greedy)

Marinate well.

Warm gently by an open fire.

Peel slowly.

Serve on a bed of dark red rose petals.

 

Anne is generously giving away one book for a US draw and one for an international draw (winners’ choice of Anne’s available titles).  *****International friends, please be sure to leave your country in your comment so that we know you’re international. xo

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below or on the *Facebook post you’ll find here (or both – Share the Love!) ;o) by 11:59 pm PST Sept 7, 2016. Good luck!

(*You don’t have to like the FB page, but we do recommend it. It’s easier to contact you if you win. Also consider joining the Read-A-Romance Book Club page, where we discuss romance of all kinds and will have drawings and events throughout the year.)

#LoveRomance  #HappyReading

 


gracieMugshotSmallAnne Gracie spent her childhood and youth on the move because of her father’s job. The gypsy life taught her that humor & love are universal languages and that favorite books can take you home, wherever you are.

Anne started her first novel while backpacking solo around the world, writing by hand in notebooks. Since then, her books have been translated into more than eighteen languages, and include Japanese manga editions, which she thinks is very cool.

A five-time RITA finalist (but never a bride) she’s a former president and lifetime honorary member of Romance Writers of Australia, promotes adult literacy, flings balls for her dog, enjoys her tangled garden and keeps bees. Find her online at www.annegracie.com

Learn more:

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Buy Anne’s books:

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Holley Trent – Romancing Imperfection

Hi friends!

Welcome to Read-A-Romance Month 2016!

If you’re a new visitor to RARM, I hope you’ll come back every day in August to read all the wonderful pro-romance posts this year. Check out the full calendar here. You can also find links to the last three years’ posts from the boxes in the sidebar, and if you’d like, you can follow RARM on Facebook. Enjoy August!

#LoveRomance

Romance in ImperfectionOut of Bounds

I tend to write “unvarnished” heroines, and by that I mean characters who’ll answer a doorbell wearing smeared makeup, who may have forgotten they’re not wearing a bra, and who might have spilled a little something-something on their shirts. They may leave the house before realizing they’re wearing three different shades of black or that they’re actually not wearing legitimate shoes. They may toss on a hat rather than fussing with their hair and distract you from their unkempt eyebrows by wearing even redder lipstick than usual.

They’re not charmingly low-maintenance because they’re confident in their natural state. Often, they’re scatterbrained or they lose track of minutes because they’re obsessing over something, and they prioritize tasks differently than their peers. (“I’ll change my jeans after I finish reading this chapter.”)

Maybe they feel a little guilty about that.

I used to. I grew up with a grandmother from the “don’t be seen unless you’re going to be seen well” generation. I figured out during my college dating romps, though, that it doesn’t matter how cute I am because I don’t have a cute personality to match it. Packaging should give a hint of the contents inside, right?

I ended up marrying the guy who’s pretty tolerant of my lack of varnish. He doesn’t care if I can get my hair into a perfectly smooth bun. He just wants to be told on Friday night if there’s not enough coffee left for Saturday morning. (I…kinda forget.)Seer

Several years into my marriage when I started writing romance, I decided to write happily-ever-afters that looked like mine. I write those HEAs keeping in mind that the reason that one partner is so forgiving of the other’s foibles is because he or she may have reasons they needed to be handled gently, too.

That’s what I love about romance. There’s someone for everyone, and there’s beauty in imperfection.

Holley recommends:

Anna Zabo         annazabo.com        (at Amazon)

My current obsession is Anna’s Takeover series. It’s compulsively re-readable m/m centered on a group of tech consultants. These books have the exact shade of dark humor I like for contemporary romance.


Questions for the Author:

Tell us about a moment in your life when you felt romance surrounding you.

This is a tough one. I think to be able to feel the romance, you have to be receptive to it, so I’d say…Junior Prom. Teenagers are so aggressively affectionate with each other, and when you’re with someone, you can’t help but to get swept up in the ardor. (I stopped believing in love for a while around Senior Prom, but breakups will do that.)

Tell us about someone special in your life (other than your partner) with whom you share romance.

My best friend from college frequently joins me for conferences and conventions. I’m her pusher. I send her home every time with piles of books to read and share. The diversity of the drama makes it accessible and approachable. 

Do you have a place in the world or a sound that you equate with romance?

Beaches and bodies of water. You don’t have to talk when you’re on the water. You stand in awe of the vastness of it and humble yourself because it reminds you that you don’t want to surmount the big obstacles in life alone.

Who is your (or a) favorite romantic couple?

George and Louise from The Jeffersons. Anyone who knows me well could probably figure out why they’d make my shortlist. The television I watched during my formative years shaped my sense of humor. They disagreed and they constantly quibbled, but they endured. They got each other. And George knew deep down he wouldn’t have been anything without Weezy. He may have been the moneymaker, but she was his rock. HTrent_unvarnished

Tell us about your dream date. 

I’m a simple girl. A perfect date would be no makeup, comfortable pants, a pile of movies I haven’t had time to watch, a blanket large enough to share, a variety of salty snacks, and a partner wise enough to hit the pause button when I’ve gone too still or too quiet for too long. (Wake me at your peril.)

 

Holley is generously giving away a full set of either the Reedsville Roosters eBooks or the Norseton Wolves eBooks, winners’ choice, one to a US friend and one to an international friend.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below or on the *Facebook post you’ll find here (or both – Share the Love!) ;o) by 11:59 pm PST Sept 7, 2016. Good luck!  *****International friends, please be sure to leave your country in your comment so that we know you’re international. xo

(*You don’t have to like the FB page, but we do recommend it. It’s easier to contact you if you win. Also consider joining the Read-A-Romance Book Club page, where we discuss romance of all kinds and will have drawings and events throughout the year.)

#LoveRomance  #HappyReading

 


HolleyTrentHolley Trent is an award-winning author of more than three dozen works of sexy, snarky romance. From athletes to cowboys to psychic Vikings to werewolves, she leaves no alpha unredeemed.

She also writes erotic sci-fi romance under the not-so-secret name H.E. Trent.

Learn more:

holleytrent.com         |        Facebook        |        Twitter @HolleyTrent

 

Buy Holley’s books:

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Carolyn Crane – #LoveRomance & Hope

Hi friends!

Welcome to Read-A-Romance Month 2016!

If you’re a new visitor to RARM, I hope you’ll come back every day in August to read all the wonderful pro-romance posts this year. Check out the full calendar here. You can also find links to the last three years’ posts from the boxes in the sidebar, and if you’d like, you can follow RARM on Facebook. Enjoy August!

#LoveRomance

Four scenes from the life of a romance writer

One

I’m scrolling through stock photo sites for cover images. We’re talking page after page full OffTheEdge-CarolynCrane-500x750of  photos of bare-chested muscle men. My husband walks by and sees me gazing at all of these endless man chest images and he makes a little joke.  I mumble something sheepish. And I have this wtf moment, like, what am I doing? All this man chest. It’s weird sometimes! These aren’t even like real guys.

Two

I make this joke on social media somewhere that I need a spreadsheet for my hero injuries. It’s kind of true. Sometimes I forget I injured them. Sometimes wish I had a medical degree so I could be better at horribly injuring my heroes, but in ways that would not impede their ability to fight the good fight.

I watch a Tarantino movie where there is this guy shot in the belly and another guy says that a stomach wound doesn’t kill you right away, but it is painful. I give my guys a lot of stomach wounds. I decide it’s a sweet spot between horribly injured and still plausibly able to fight for the heroine. I like my heroes to make a huge, heroic effort in things.

Three

I’ve been concentrating on writing books about hot criminals under my Annika Martin pen DarkMafiaPrince-500x750name this year. Some of these criminals are really dark and twisted, but I find nobility in them. I use my Tarantino injuries on them and them I make them do noble things. I find it deeply satisfying to make twisted criminals behave in noble ways.

Four

I look at the news. I stupidly read a comment thread. I feel upset after that. I ask twitter why I read the comments. People heart my tweet.

I think about how they say a cynic is just a frustrated idealist. I know it’s true. Sometimes it hurts to believe the best is possible when there is so much evidence that the worst is possible. It’s sometimes easier not to hope. You’re never disappointed when you don’t choose to see the best in people. When you don’t choose to hope.

But romance hopes.

We work with a kind of outrageous toolbox, it is true. Instead of paint and canvas, we have mantitty and crazy plots and hot, hot sex, but out of these things we are fashioning something fierce. Romance sees nobility in heroes and heroines. It assumes nobility is possible in almost anyone. That’s what I love about it. I think it’s brave in that way.

Carolyn recommends:

Meredith Duran     meredithduran.com     (at Amazon)
There is nothing so wonderful as a historical by Meredith Duran. I could live and die in one of her books.

 

Shannon McKenna     shannonmckenna.com      (at Amazon)

She does a sex scene like nobody else can. And then wild danger. Romantic Suspense at its best!

(Read Shannon’s RARM ’16 post here.)

 

Amber Belldene      amberbelldene.com     (at Amazon)

Amber is doing some really fresh, fabulous, witty work in the contemporary area that I am loving!

 

Penny Watson      pennyromance.com      (at Amazon)

Penny mixes humor with serious topics in such a gorgeous way, and portrays heroines of all ages with aching beauty mixed with quirkiness. HEART.


Questions for the Author:

Tell us about a moment in your life when you felt romance surrounding you.

I write in a coffee shop and I see people at all stages of romance, from flirty encounters to first dates to longtime couples at ease with each other. I love the real life romance of it.

Tell us about someone special in your life (other than your partner) with whom you share romance.

It is bad to say my cat? He is just always there for me. Even when I’m crabby or sick, he never changes in his disposition toward me. We’re always happy to see each other.

 Do you have a place in the world or a sound that you equate with romance?

I’ve never been to Paris, but I equate Paris with romance. I see the Eiffel tower and I think of flowers and chocolates and holding hands. Omg, Paris seriously has some amazing branding going on!! George Amal Clooney

Who is your (or a) favorite romantic couple?

I’m swoony over George and Amal Clooney.

Tell us about your dream date. 

Eating pizza and watching My Fair Lady.

 

Carolyn is generously giving away five e-books  —  two to international readers and three to US friends — winners’ choice of either Annika Martin’s edgy, dark DARK MAFIA PRINCE or Carolyn Crane’s RITA award-winning OFF THE EDGE. 

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below or on the *Facebook post you’ll find here (or both – Share the Love!) ;o) by 11:59 pm PST Sep 6, 2016.   Good luck!  ***International friends, be sure to include your country in your comment so we know to include you in the international drawing.  Good luck!

(*You don’t have to like the FB page, but we do recommend it. It’s easier to contact you if you win. Also consider joining the Read-A-Romance Book Club page, where we discuss romance of all kinds and will have drawings and events throughout the year.)

#LoveRomance  #HappyReading

 


annikapicCarolyn Crane is a RITA® Award-winning, USA Today-bestselling author of gritty tales of dangerous secret agents and urban fantasy about tortured masterminds.

She also writes about kinky bank robbers and other hot, dirty criminals as NYT bestselling Annika Martin.

Learn more:

authorcarolyncrane.com      |     Facebook     |     Twitter @CarolynCrane

Annika:

 annikamartinbooks.com      |     Facebook     |     Twitter @Annika_Martin

Sign up for Annika’s fun dirty quote newsletter here.

 

Buy Carolyn’s books:

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Buy Annika’s books:

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*Please note that the Amazon button, most cover images and many text links connect to a Read-A-Romance Month affiliate portal. Thanks so much for your help & support!

Marin Thomas – More Romance? Please

Hi friends!

Welcome to Read-A-Romance Month 2016!

If you’re a new visitor to RARM, I hope you’ll come back every day in August to read all the wonderful pro-romance posts this year. Check out the full calendar here. You can also find links to the last three years’ posts from the boxes in the sidebar, and if you’d like, you can follow RARM on Facebook. Enjoy August!

#LoveRomance

One Book At A Time

“There is a wealth of unexpressed love in the world.” ~ Arthur HopkinsHEA Promise 300

As a romance author I like to believe I’m making the world more romantic one book at a time.  I’m betting that if you read romances, you’re a person who isn’t afraid to show your love for others.  It’s always my hope that my stories affirm the importance of love in our daily lives.

If you Google Love, you’ll find hundreds of definitions for the word, but in the end Love is a basic, intrinsic human need. Everyone yearns to be loved, looked after and cared for. Romance books can make falling in love and staying in love appear effortless, but love doesn’t always travel the easy road in real life. Thanks to technology, we’re becoming more comfortable with our own company—even when we’re sitting next to our partner on the couch. In today’s hectic world, couples have to work hard to stay romantically connected.

So how can we turn our lives into a romance novel—without the black moment? Following are some of the ways my husband and I show each other we care…

— We grab each other’s hands and dance when one of our favorite songs comes on the radioA Cowboy Claim

— We buy each other special treats when one of us is under a lot of stress (mostly me with my writing deadlines)

— When we dine out, I often let my husband pick his favorite restaurant even when it’s my turn

— My husband fills the gas tank for me and I make sure his favorite soda is always in the fridge

— My husband writes me limericks for special occasions and I make him coupons for a free night of… whatever

— Sometimes I wear my hair the way he likes it even though it’s not my favorite style

— I stick a post-it note love message in his wallet if I’m flying somewhere without him

— We made a rule to never talk about the kids when we go to bed at night

— We hug each other for no reason

If you’re running out of ideas for romantic dates, go back to the basics…think teenage years….

— Take in a movie at the drive-in theaterzzcowboyredemption copy 2

— Walk around the block after dark, holding hands

— Sit together on the porch and study the stars

I leave you with a quote from Katharine Hepburn in Me : Stories of My Life: “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.”

 

Marin Thomas recommends: 

Debbie Macomber      debbiemacomber.com     (at Amazon)

 (Debbie gave me the cover quote for my Women’s Fiction novel, The Promise of Forgiveness)

CJ Carmichael      cjcarmichael.com     (at Amazon)

Kristy Woodson Harvey      kristywoodsonharvey.com      (at Amazon)


Questions for the Author:

Tell us about a moment in your life when you felt romance surrounding you.

My husband and I had already been married two years by the time we’d saved enough money to take a honeymoon. We went to Hawaii and the first night at our hotel we took a walk along the beach at sunset. The beautiful pink sky, the warm breeze, the ocean waves crashing over our bare feet… holding hands and stealing a kiss or two was a truly romantic experience.

Tell us about someone special in your life (other than your partner) with whom you share romance.

My mother was an avid romance reader who got me hooked on the genre. When my kids were younger we’d spend a couple of weeks every summer at her home in Texas. After the kids went to bed, my mother and I would stay up late and talk about the books we were reading and our favorite authors. Mom wasn’t computer savvy so I’d pull up her favorite authors’ websites on the Internet and she enjoyed trying to figure out which of their books she hadn’t read, then we’d make a B&N run before I left town.

Do you have a place in the world or a sound that you equate with romance?JOHNNY JUNE Cash

I associate country music with romance and Ronnie Milsap is one of my favorite singers…I wouldn’t have Missed It For The World, Smokey Mountain Rain, There’s No Getting’ Over Me.

Who is your (or a) favorite romantic couple?

Johnny Cash and June Carter…a love story for the ages.

Tell us about your dream date. RARM Pickup Truck

Dream Date Must haves: Vintage Ford Pick-up, picnic basket, blanket, access to ranch property—preferably with grazing cattle and a windmill, country music, a starry sky and a cowboy of course!

 

 

 

Marin Thomas is generously providing two giveaways to US readers (apologies to international friends).

One winner will receive a signed copy of Marin’s WF fiction novel, The Promise of Forgiveness, and one winner will receive all three signed books from her Cowboys of the Rio Grande Series:  A Cowboy’s Redemption, The Surgeon’s Christmas Baby and A Cowboy’s Claim.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below or on the *Facebook post you’ll find here (or both – Share the Love!) ;o) by 11:59 pm PST Sep 6, 2016.   Good luck!

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MarinThomasAuthorPhotoHi-ResMarin Thomas is an award-winning author of Western Romances for Harlequin Books where she published her first romance in 2004. Marin also writes Western Romance for Tule Publishing and Women’s Fiction for Berkley Books. She grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended college at the University of Arizona where she played basketball for the Lady Wildcats and earned a B.A. in Radio-TV.

Following graduation she married her college sweetheart in a five-minute ceremony at the historical Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marin and her husband currently live in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends her free time junk hunting and researching her next ghost tour. 

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