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Monday, December 10, 2012

Blog Tour - Made the Grade: Captivated By You by Diane Alberts | Character Interview, Review, & Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Diane Alberts, who I had a character interview with one of the main characters from her latest novella "Captivated By You," which is the 1st book in her Superstars in Love Series!!

ALSO -- Be sure to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAY!! [Blog Tour will run from November 12 - December 28, 2012 | Giveaway ends on December 31, 2012 | "Hot Holidays" Twitter Chat is scheduled for December 20, 9:00 pm EST, hosted by @swoonromance, and that will include authors such as Diane Alberts, Michelle Zink, Cora Carmack, Nicola Marsh, Carolina Jordan and Samantha Spencer]



My Q&A with a character from "Captivated By You" :

Character's Name : Mark
Character's Age : twenty-six
Character's Appearance : Movie star attractive, brown hair, very muscular yet lean.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

First, I’d like to say thank you so much for having me here today! ~clears throat~ Okay. Well, I’m a movie star. Been living in the spotlight for the last eight years. I mostly do romance movies, but I’m hoping to branch out into something different soon.

What is your favorite article of clothing?

Oh, that’s an easy one. The Prada jacket I wore when I knocked on Lacey’s door. I’ll always love that coat.

What is your favorite book?

Harry Potter. Lacey and I read the whole series together.

What is your favorite food?

Filet mignon with seasoned onions. Mashed potatoes on the side, with lots of brown gravy. I could eat that meal every single day, and die a happy man.

Do you have a favorite place to go and/or vacation spot?

Colorado. It’s where I grew up, and it’s where I fell in love. It’ll always be my favorite place on Earth—followed closely by Hawaii.

Is there anything that you ever regret for having done? If so, can you tell us about it?

~frowns~ Not writing Lacey back. I regret that every second of every day.

What is one thing you wouldn't be caught dead doing?

Going to church. I never really went, and I fear the church would set on fire if I stepped foot inside of it.

What is one of the most romantic things you’ve done or have had done to you?

I don’t like to brag about romantic things I’ve done...so I’ll say one Lacey did. I came home from a grueling business trip last week, and she met me at the door wearing a soft red dress, killer heels, and a glass of my favorite wine. We sat down on the couch, sipping wine, while a cook prepared a meal. She brought the man in from my favorite restaurant in town.

It was the best night ever.

Have you ever gone out in public with your shirt on backwards, or your slippers on, and when realizing it, just said screw it?

~laughs~ No. The paparazzi would have a filed day with that one, if I did. And my publicist would crucify me.

Did you do have a good Thanksgiving? Anything monumental happen to you or in your family?

I did. We shared the holiday with my sister and her husband, Lacey’s parents, and mine. It was private and quiet—just how I like it.

Have you started your Christmas shopping or have it almost completed?

Oh, I’m done. With my schedule, I’m always buying throughout the whole year. ~leans in and lowers voice~ I bought the prettiest necklace in Paris for Lacey. I can’t wait to give it to her. And I might have found a ring...



About the Author :

Diane Alberts current contracted works with Entangled Publishing are: "ON ONE CONDITION" (February 2012, Ever After line), "DIVINELY RUINED" (Divine Temptations Trilogy #1, April 2012, Ever After line), and "TRY ME" (Take a Chance #1, May 2012, Ever After line). Her current works with Decadent Publishing are: "KILL ME TOMORROW" (October 2011, 1NightStand series), "RECLAIMED" (December 2011), "ABSOLUTION" (March 2012, Honor Guard series), "BROKEN" (March 2012, 1NightStand series), and "ESCAPE TO ME" (TBA, 1NightStand series).

Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.

She is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing and Decadent Publishing. She has, as of this date, two books with Entangled Publishing, and five books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, "ON ONE CONDITION," hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller List. She has a lot of projects currently being shopped around by her fabulous agent, and her goal is to write so many fantastic books that even a non-romance book fan will know her name. "CAPTIVATED BY YOU" is her first title from Swoon Romance, the first in a series.




- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 283 KB | Expected Release Date: November 6, 2012 | Publisher: Swoon Romance | Obtained: Swoon Romance

"Captivated By You" [Superstars in Love Series, Book 1] by Diane Alberts (aka Jen McLaughlin)

My Book Summary : Even though Mark is one of Hollywood latest heartthrobs nothing will keep him away from spending Christmas with his sister, even if that means dealing with a snowstorm during the time he planned to drive back to CA, much to his manager's disappointment. However, things seem to go from bad (he can't find a flight to take him back to CA) to worse (his car gets stuck in a ditch) up until he decides to seek shelter at the nearest home until a tow truck can pick him up and finds himself face-to-face with his longtime secret crush and old friend, Lacey. Quickly they both find that personal passions still spark for them, if only they can both believe they have a chance for something more once the morning arrives...

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, this sweet, world-win fantasy romance that keeps you on your toes while you are charmed by the characters! I enjoyed this short story. It gave enough background info to reel you in and make you root for Mark & Lacey.

I just wish it was longer or had an epilogue. If it did then I might have given it a better rating, since it just wasn't enough for me to fully fall in love with them yet I DID like the characters a lot.

I recommend this novella to anyone who likes reading about Hollywood romances!

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : July 2012

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Try Me

Author's Novel Extras : COVER REVEAL! Check out CAPTIVATED BY YOU, coming soon from @swoonromance! | Captivated by You is out early! Get your Christmas on.

Author's Series Extras : New contract with Month9Books!

Book Teaser(s) :
“So, it’s not what you expected?” she asked, her voice quiet.
Mark looked up at her through his lashes, his eyes locked on her. “I enjoy my career. I enjoy acting. But ... sometimes I wish I had picked a different one.”
She shook her head. “Why would you want to give up your Hollywood lifestyle? You wear it well.”
“Well, maybe I wouldn’t give up everything.” He pushed the glass away and picked up the People Magazine. He stopped at a page where his picture was plastered across it. “See this? That day I was sick. Felt like shit and dragged my feverish ass out of bed to get my prescription filled.”
She leaned closer and looked at the picture. “You look happy to me. Of course, you’re wearing sunglasses so I can’t see your eyes, but you look content enough.”
“Yeah, because I have to look that way. If the paparazzi take a picture of me with a red nose and puffy eyes—next day they’ll be calling me a drug addict. Saying I was out all night partying and snorting lines of cocaine. Next thing you know, my publicist is making me enter rehab for exhaustion.”
“That sucks.” ~ within Chapter 2
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Diane, then please check out her website.



"Captivated By You" Holiday Shopping Contest! :

Open to owners of "Captivated By You" ONLY.

Contest starts on Monday 12th November. Any tweets/etc before this date won't be counted towards entries. But spread the word!

The holidays are coming, and Swoon Romance thinks you should get what you want! Each week between November 12 - December 24, Owners of "Captivated By You" could WIN either ...
  • A $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card (winners choice) from Swoon Romance and Diane Alberts, author of the steamy holiday romance novella "Captivated By You!"

CLICK HERE - to find out how to win and SIGN UP!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out the "Hot Holidays" Twitter Chat that is scheduled for December 20, 9:00 pm EST, hosted by @swoonromance, and that will include authors such as Diane Alberts, Michelle Zink, Cora Carmack, Nicola Marsh, Carolina Jordan and Samantha Spencer!!



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Monday, July 2, 2012

Blog Tour - Try Me by Diane Alberts | Interview & Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Diane Alberts, who I interviewed about her latest novel "Try Me," which is the 1st book in her Take a Chance Series!!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY!! [Blog Tour will run from July 2 - 16, 2012]



My Q&A with Diane Alberts :

Diane : Thanks for inviting me here today to talk about "Try Me," the first book in the Take a Chance series.

Jess : Your welcome!! I'm glad to have you!!

What books did you enjoy reading while growing up?

Diane : Well, ironically enough...romance books! I started reading them when I was twelve, and haven’t stopped since. My first romance books I read were written by Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey, and Julie Garwood.

Jess : Which of your characters would you most & least to invite to dinner, from which book and why?

Diane : Most: Erica and Jeremy from "Try Me." And Jeremy would only be let in the door if he was shirtless. I mean, look at those abs!

Least: Johanna’s mother from "On One Condition." I don’t care much for her.

Jess : What sparked the idea for your Take a Chance Series?

Diane : The first scene, where Jeremy is alone and beaten in a desert, and feeling sorry for himself. That scene rose in my head, and I hurried to get it written. And when I discovered he was a Marine? It made him even hotter. Seriously.

Jess : Is there one particular scene in "Try Me" that you’re dying for readers to read? Can you tell us anything about it?

Diane : The epilogue! ~laughs~ I’ve heard from a lot of readers, and this seems to be their favorite part—minus Jeremy’s abs. And it just so happens to be mine, too. If you buy it and read it, feel free to contact me and let me know if you agree!

Jess : If "Try Me" were to be made into a film, who do you see playing the main characters and why?

Diane : Channing Tatum as Jeremy—he so looks the part. He’d be perfect. And Nina Dobrev for Erica. I think she could get that whole haunted, uncertain quality down pat.


Jess : Which usually comes first for you, the character(s) story or the idea for the novel?

Diane : It varies, really. But for "Try Me," it was the first scene with Jeremy that got the juices flowing.

Jess : Please describe your hero, from "Try Me," in one to two sentences.

Diane : He’s hot with tattoos and a pair of abs that can inspire lust in anyone. But deep down, he’s longing for love from the one person he can never have—and can never stop loving.

Jess : In regards to your most recent novel, if you could write it all over again, would you change anything about it?

Diane : Nope, I don’t think so. I loved the characters, and the book itself. I love Jeremy and Erica. I wouldn’t change a thing!

Jess : How many books have you written? Which is your favorite and why?

Diane : I’ve written fifteen novels and novellas. I think. There might be more. All of them are either published or with publishers being considered. I’m an addict, and I can’t stop! ~grin~

And I can’t pick a favorite! I love them all. And if they found out I picked a favorite, what would they think? LOL.

Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?

Diane : I’m currently working on a fun enemies to lovers story that is taking me for a ride. It’s so refreshing to write characters that hate each other.

Also, the second book in the Take a Chance series will be out in a little while, and it’s called "Love Me." It’s Tommy’s story.

Thank you for having me here today! I hope to come back to visit again, soon!



About the Author :

Diane Alberts current contracted works with Entangled Publishing are: "ON ONE CONDITION" (February 2012, Ever After line), "DIVINELY RUINED" (Divine Temptations Trilogy #1, April 2012, Ever After line), and "TRY ME" (Take a Chance #1, May 2012, Ever After line). Her current works with Decadent Publishing are: "KILL ME TOMORROW" (October 2011, 1NightStand series), "RECLAIMED" (December 2011), "ABSOLUTION" (March 2012, Honor Guard series), "BROKEN" (March 2012, 1NightStand series), and "ESCAPE TO ME" (TBA, 1NightStand series).

Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.

She is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing and Decadent Publishing. She is repped by her fabulous agent, Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. She has, as of this date, two books with Entangled Publishing, and five books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, "ON ONE CONDITION," hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller List. She has a lot of projects currently being shopped around by her fabulous agent, and her goal is to write so many fantastic books that even a non-romance book fan will know her name.




"Try Me" [Take a Chance Series, Book 1] by Diane Alberts

My Book Summary :
    It's been seven years since that terrible night when Jeremy lost the friendship of not only his best friend, but also the girl he has always loved (Erica) his best friend's little sister. All because of one lie that he didn't even tell.

    However, when he thought about the day when he would see Erica again he never envisioned himself being dirty, bruised, and dehydrated on the side of the road outside of Las Vegas. He had hoped if they ever did see each other again he'd be painted in a better light then looking like he was following in his old man's footsteps. Nevertheless, here they are hanging out again and he's soon realizing that he is still completely in love with her, while she still seems unattainable to him.

    Yet Erica has her own secrets .... one is that she has always loved Jeremy too! Also, her love for him hasn't seemed to lesson over the years. But her other secret might just scare him away for good if they ever get closer, like every other man, so she has to keep Jeremy at arms length no matter the cost. The only thing is will Jeremy allow her to do that?? [Click HERE to read my review of this novel!]




Giveaway!! :
  • An e-book copy of "Try Me"
The Fine Print -- To Enter :
  1. This contest ends on July 16th 2012.
  2. This contest is International!!
  3. It's the author/publisher's responsibility to ensure that the winner gets the book, not mine.

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GOOD LUCK!! =0)



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Friday, September 2, 2016

Blog Tour - Entangled TEEN's YA Retellings Blog Blast | Guest Posts, Spreading the Word & THREE Special Giveaways

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Get Back-to-School Ready with this YA Retellings Blog Blast!

Recently, we asked several Entangled TEEN authors of YA Retellingsthe following question, "What book or story would you like to see updated for the young adult market?", and where possible, we've shared their responses below with you! ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY(s)!! [Giveaway will run until September 4, 2016]

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Gaby Triana's Wake the Hollow - YA Retelling of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow":

Forget the ghosts, Mica. It’s real, live people you should fear.

Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It’s been six years since she chose to live with her father in Miami instead of her eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead.

This town will suck you in and not let go.

Sleepy Hollow may be famous for its fabled headless horseman, but the town is real. So are its prejudices and hatred, targeting Mica’s family as outsiders. But ghostly voices carry on the wind, whispering that her mother’s death was based on hate…not an accident at all. With the help of two very different guys—who pull at her heart in very different ways—Micaela must awaken the hidden secret of Sleepy Hollow…before she meets her mother’s fate.

Find the answers.

Unless, of course, the answers find you first.

Gaby's Answer to What YA Retelling She'd Like to See in 100 Words or Less:

As a huge fan of haunted house stories, I’d love to see a retelling of the Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. First published in 1959, this was and still is, one of the finest examples of psychological terror ever known in the horror genre, and because I love stories that scare you with what’s not there rather than what is, I would love to see this interpreted for a teen audience. Are we caught up in Eleanor’s mind, or is a real poltergeist haunting her? “Whatever walked there, walked alone.” Yeah, definitely this one.

Buy Wake the Hollow:

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Vivi Barnes, author of Olivia Twisted, which is a YA Retelling of Oliver Twist:

Tossed from foster home to foster home, Olivia’s seen a lot in her sixteen years. She’s hardened, sure, though mostly just wants to fly under the radar until graduation. But her natural ability with computers catches the eye of Z, a mysterious guy at her new school. Soon, Z has brought Liv into his team of hacker elite―break into a few bank accounts, and voila, he drives a motorcycle. Follow his lead, and Olivia might even be able to escape from her oppressive foster parents. As Olivia and Z grow closer, though, so does the watchful eye of Bill Sykes, Z’s boss. And he’s got bigger plans for Liv…

Thanks to Z, Olivia’s about to get twisted.

Olivia Decoded:

This isn’t my Jack, who once looked at me like I was his world. The guy who’s occupied the better part of my mind for eight months.

This is Z, criminal hacker with a twisted agenda and an arsenal full of anger.

I’ve spent the past year trying to get my life on track. New school. New friends. New attitude. But old flames die hard, and one look at Jack—the hacker who enlisted me into his life and his hacking ring, stole my heart, and then left me—and every memory, every moment, every feeling comes rushing back. But Jack’s not the only one who’s resurfaced in my life. And if I can’t break through Z’s defenses and reach the old Jack, someone will get hurt…or worse.

Vivi's Answer to What YA Retelling She'd Like to See in 100 Words or Less:

I first saw the movie To Kill A Mockingbird when I was a teenager, and I believe it played a large part in opening my eyes to the realities and consequences of racism. Considering the state of the world today, I would love to see the story retold as a young adult novel with a Muslim-American Tom Robinson. I think capturing the attention of young adults through literature is one of the most effective ways we can change the world for the better.

Buy Olivia Twisted (Olivia Twisted, #1):

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Pre-order Olivia Decoded (Olivia Twisted, #2):

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My Previous Review(s) for Vivi Barnes : Paper or Plastic

My Previous Mention(s) of Vivi Barnes' Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Entangled TEEN Balloon Pop Booth at Entangled Publishing's Summer Carnival | Blog Tour, Guest Post, Spreading the Word & Multiple Giveaways

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Cindi Madsen's All the Broken Pieces - YA Retelling of Frankenstein:

What if your life wasn’t your own?

Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.

Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?

Cindi's Answer to What YA Retelling She'd Like to See in 100 Words or Less:

Hmm. What retelling would I love to see? I’m a big fan of the classics, and twists on them. I’ll read just about any Pride & Prejudice retelling. Beauty and the Beast is also a favorite. But I’d love to see a modern retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. I think that there could be a lot of possibilities and different ways to go, but I think one with a lot of tension and romance and kissing (my fave), would be amazing! And I just found out Entangled Teen recently acquired a Count of Monte Cristo retelling called STING, by Cindy Wilson! *makes grabby hands*

Buy All The Broken Pieces:

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My Previous Review(s) for Cindi Madsen : Crazy for the Competition

My Previous Mention(s) of Cindi Madsen's Books/Characters : Cover Reveal: All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen | New Year’s Bliss Bash Announcement & Release Day Launch‏: Love Songs for the Road | Second Sentence Saturday: Crazy for the Competition | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Entangled Bliss Pie Bake-Off Booth at Entangled Publishing's Summer Carnival | Blog Tour, Guest Posts, Spreading the Word & Shari’s Berries Classic Cake Pops Giveaway

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Jenny Trout's Such Sweet Sorrow - YA Retelling of Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet:

Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo…

But true love never dies. Though they’re parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he’ll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infuriating guide.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, may not have inherited his father’s crown, but the murdered king left his son a much more important responsibility—a portal to the Afterjord, where the souls of the dead reside. When the determined Romeo asks for help traversing the treacherous Afterjord, Hamlet sees an opportunity for adventure and the chance to avenge his father’s death.

In an underworld filled with leviathan monsters, ghoulish shades, fire giants, and fierce Valkyrie warriors, Hamlet and Romeo must battle their way through jealousy, despair, and their darkest fears to rescue the fair damsel. Yet finding Juliet is only the beginning, and the Afterjord doesn’t surrender souls without a price…

Buy Such Sweet Sorrow:

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A. L. Davroe's Nexis - YA Retelling of "Cinderella":

In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born amongst genetically-altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then…the crash. Devastated by her father’s death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner.

Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship…and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the “real” world, and makes her feel whole again.

A.L.'s Answer to What YA Retelling She'd Like to See in 100 Words or Less:

I’m a huge fan of retellings of stories that are a little less well know. Even better? Gender swapped stories! That’s a field rich for the harvest and I don’t know why we’re not all jumping on that boat. Although, I hear Channing Tatum is going to be in a gender-swapped version of Splash. That’s gonna be something to see…

Buy Nexis (Tricksters, #1):

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca | Entangled Publishing


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Kendra C. Highley's Finding Perfect - YA Retelling of Pygmalion in reverse:

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swoony situations, adult language, and a perfectly imperfect hero with an eye for calculus and a heart of gold.

How far will you go for perfection?

For “Perfect Paige” Westfeld, today is “D” Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test. With her dreams of Stanford, her reputation, and her parents’ expectations at stake, Paige needs to find a way to save face before everything she’s worked for goes up in flames.

Ben Franklin (yes, he’s related) is from the wrong side of town, with the wrong clothes and the wrong kind of life. He also knows an opportunity when he sees one, and he’ll be happy to tutor Paige—if she makes him into the kind of guy her best friend, the hottest girl in school, will date.

It’s the perfect arrangement. And Paige is determined not even the inconvenient—and utterly imperfect—attraction simmering between her and Ben will ruin it…

Kendra's Answer to What YA Retelling She'd Like to See in 100 Words or Less:

I’d love the see Samson and Delilah told as an epic love story between two enemies, in a dystopian where magic is real (think An Ember in the Ashes). Samson, an eighteen-year- old with unusual strength has been helping his country’s army fight off an invasion by Delilah’s countrymen. Delilah, a renowned beauty, is blackmailed into starting a relationship with Samson to spy for her country in exchange from saving her sister from slavers. Against all odds, they fall in love, but Delilah still has to betray Samson. The twist would be that she frees him from his captors in the end, and they escape together.

Buy Finding Perfect (Finding Perfect, #1):

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Alyxandra Harvey's Red - YA Retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood":

Bad girls burn hot…

Red is the color of Kia Alcott’s hair.

It’s her temper, which blazes hot and always gets Kia into way too much trouble. And it’s the color of fire. Fires that Kia can start…just by thinking about them.

When her latest “episode” gets her kicked out of school, Kia is shipped off to her grandmother, who works for the wealthy Blackwoods. It’s an estate shrouded in secrets, surrounded by rules, and presided over by a family that is far from normal…including the gorgeous and insolent Ethan Blackwood.

Ethan knows far more about the dangers of the forest surrounding the estate than Kia can ever imagine. For this forest has teeth, and Ethan is charged with protecting the outside world from its vicious mysteries.

But inside, even the most vibrant shade of red doesn’t stand a chance against the dark secrets of the Blackwood family…

Buy Red:

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Emily McKay's How Willa Got Her Groove Back - YA Retelling of Pride & Prejudice:

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains an unbelievably hot bad boy, an unbelievably famous actress, and all the drama that comes with adding both to your family. Oh, and a forbidden flirtation with a soon-to-be stepbrother

When your life feels like a bad movie, rewrite the script.


When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, Willa’s senior year blows up in paparazzi-fueled flames. Overnight, she has a new house, a new car, and a new soon-to-be stepbrother—the unbelievably hot, unbelievably arrogant, Finn McCain. Thank god he’s constantly pushing her buttons, or she might do something irresponsible. Like fall for the jerk.

Just when Willa’s decided to avoid him for, oh, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously—how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he’s not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she’s allowed to crush on the guy.

Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool.

Willa and Finn Book 2 coming November 14, 2016

Buy How Willa Got Her Groove Back (Creative HeArts, #2; Willa and Finn, #1):

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Now It's Your Turn!

What YA Retelling are you dying to read, but - as far as you know - hasn't been written yet? Let us know in the comments section!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blog Tour - Feasted On: Take It Like a Vamp by Candace Havens | Review

Today I'm turning my blog over to Candace Havens, with a review of her latest novel "Take It Like a Vamp!!"

ALSO -- Be sure to check out the "Take It Like a Vamp" Blog Tour Schedule to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAYs on it's various blogs!! [Blog Tour will run from August 10 - 29, 2012]



- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 355 KB | Expected Release Date: July 2012 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Covet | Obtained: Entangled Publishing

"Take It Like a Vamp" by Candace Havens

My Book Summary : Nine months ago, Casey moved into her Aunt's condo after her parents died. During those months of living there, she became best friends with a rich handsome successful entrepreneur and owner of the building she now lives in, Nick, who she has a huge crush on but believes she would never have a chance with. However, she would be VERY wrong! Since Nick wants her more than he wants any woman, he's ever been with since he first met her. The only thing stopping Nick from pursuing Casey is his friendship with her and because of who/what he is ..... a vampire.

Nevertheless, soon the decision about getting closer to Casey will be taken out of Nick's hands when he crazy ex-girlfriend believes they should get back together at any costs .... even Casey's life. Can they make it work or will Casey be too scared about what she'll learn about Nick and take off like he fears?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! This humorously exciting and sexy novel was too much fun to put down! I loved the characters! It's a fast-paced novel that I thoroughly enjoyed especially the funny and mischievous banter that passed between Casey and Nick.

About the Characters:
• Casey: A sweet and independent woman who has Nick, her best friend, wrapped around her little finger.

• Nick: He's a vampire-mix and the leader of a supernatural creature Council. Soon he'll have to find/choose a wife/mate so he can keep his Council seat, and in a way to avoid it a little longer, he unintentionally becomes closer to Casey and brings her more into his world.

• Bennett: Casey's best girl friend and personal assistant who keeps her on track.

• Mason: Nick's human assistant who knows who and what Nick is and protects his secrets.

• Lincoln: Nickname is Linc. A fashion designer who is straight. He has a crush on Casey. He's Nick's best friend.

I hope the author will make a sequel to this novel since I really want to read a story about Linc and Bennett getting together! Especially since, as I said before, this novel was hilarious!!! Even though both Casey and Nick have issues believing each other's feelings, this novel moved so fast from one twist to the next that the annoying parts never lasted long. =0)

I recommend this novel to anyone who adores reading paranormal romances! In addition, to those who are fans of Laurie London's Sweetblood Series, as "Take It Like a Vamp" seemed to have a similar governing setup to Ms. London's series, to me at least. I hope you'll enjoy!!

Author's Novel Extras : Take It Like A Vamp News | The Secret is Out | What Do You Covet?"

Author's Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
Teaser #1 ~ within Chapter 1
“Thanks. My head is killing me, and I’m fairly certain these shoes you made me wear have bonded to my feet. I can’t feel my toes any more.”
“Beauty requires pain,” Linc said as he guided her to the entrance.
“Probably why I live in T-shirts, jeans and sweat pants,” she said.
Her monkey pajamas would feel like heaven. The cool November air wisped around her face, but it didn’t help her grogginess.
“Well, you’re lucky you look beautiful in everything.” He guided her into the back seat of a black limousine.
She snorted. “I bet Nick paid you to be nice to me. You guys are quite a pair,” she said as he tucked her dress beneath her.
“You aren’t fond of compliments are you?” ~ within Chapter 6
“Thanks,” she said softly.
“For what?” he said near to her ear.
“For being here. I didn’t realize he’d be so—seems as though he’s between girlfriends at the moment. And, well, he sort of assumes that if you’re female, and sometimes if you’re male, you want to sleep with him.”
“I believe that ego comes with the job. But just so you know, if he manhandles you again, he won’t have a throat to sing with.” The threat was real, but she didn’t take it that way.
She giggled. He loved that sound. ~ within Chapter 10
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Candace, then please check out her website.



About the Author :

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, "Charmed & Dangerous," "Charmed & Ready," "Charmed & Deadly," "Like A Charm," "The Demon King and I," and "Dragons Prefer Blondes." Her books for the Blaze line at Harlequin include "Take Me If You Dare," "She Who Dares, Wins," "Truth and Dare," and "The Model Marine." She is also in the anthology "Spirited," and the proceeds go to help literacy. In addition to "Take It Like A Vamp," she has the steampunk novels "Iron Demon" (Oct. 2012) and "Iron Blood" (April 2013) from the Maisy Clark series debuting with Entangled Publishing.

Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. "Model Marine" is a National Readers Choice Finalist. She is the author of the biography "Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy" and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more.

Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

To earn Candace’s undying affection, please visit, www.candacehavens.com.




About the Publisher :

Covet will cater to everything from Greek gods, to witches, to vampires, open door and closed door sex scenes, funny and dark. Voices like Erin McCarthy, Shelly Laurenston, Gena Showalter, and Nalini Singh are good examples of the kind of exciting, fast-paced voices that will appeal most to Covet readers.

For more on Entangled Publishing, please visit, www.entangledpublishing.com.




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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Blog Tour - Entangled is turning 5 and we are celebrating! | Spreading the Word & Gift Card Giveaway


Entangled Publishing is turning 5 and love is in the air!

Entangled Publishing is turning 5 and we are so excited that we are offering all the books on our latest bestselling imprint, Lovestruck, at a celebratory price of just $.99 each! If you love romantic comedies you won't want to miss any of these laugh out loud and smexy reads. Check out some of the sales HERE!

AND that's not all. From 2/1 to 2/21 we are giving away 5 Lovestruck prize packs including 5 different Sephora Minimergency kits, an Amazon gift card and other surprise gift cards. So be sure to visit the Lovestruck Facebook page to find out about the fun events and giveaways we will be having in the coming weeks. You will also get sneak peeks inside our different releases so you can pick out your must reads.

We will also be having a Facebook party on TONIGHT (Thursday, February 11th) from 8­:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET where several of our Lovestruck authors will be chatting with readers and offering prizes as well. So join us on the Entangled Publishing Facebook page.

Haven't read a Lovestruck yet? Take a peek inside...

"Unexpectedly His"
[Smart Cupid Series, Book 2] by Maggie Kelley

Author's Book Description :
    A match made in Manhattan…

    By-the-book Marianne McBride wants to prove she’s more than a computer geek in a pair of horn-rimmed glasses. But how did she end up hiding in a cake, waiting to sing “Happy Birthday” to Nick Wright, a sexy and arrogant serial-dater? Not exactly part of her plan. Especially when she finds herself kissing the birthday boy, and then running like hell…

    Nick falls for no woman. No strings, no commitments, and no relationships. Not even with the sweetly curvaceous bombshell from his birthday. But then he’s hit by a bombshell of his own. He needs to find the perfect faux fiancée, or kiss his key to the executive washroom goodbye. Fortunately, his matchmaker sister has the perfect girl in mind.

    Now Nick and Marianne have to pretend they’re in love for six weeks. No dating. No sex. And definitely no acting on the wickedly-hot chemistry that could ruin everything…

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (US - e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **



Book Excerpt :

Oh yeah, they were going on a ride tonight, a long, sexy ride that would make her cry out in desperate pleasure.

She crooked a finger at him, and he had to fight the urge not to run across the room.

Nick walked toward her in an even stride that left no room for objection. He took her face in his hands and kissed her. Slowly. Deeply. Then he fell to his knees at her feet. She stepped out of her dress and he moved to slip off her sexy, open-­toed shoes, but her whispered words stopped him midmotion.

“Leave them on.”

Sweet mother of God.

“Marianne,” he said in a husky voice, “I plan to show you how sexy you are, prove how much you turn me on, and when I’m finished, you are going to cry out my name in absolute need. Can you promise me that? Because I want to hear you say my name when you come. Promise me.”



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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A (belated) Release Day Blast / Spreading the Word: CRASHED OUT by Tessa Bailey, HIS TO TAKE by Katee Robert, & SAY YOU'RE MINE by Diane Alberts

Today I'm showing off Tessa Bailey's "Crashed Out," Katee Robert's "His To Take," & Diane Alberts' "Say You're Mine!!"





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"Crashed Out"
[Made in Jersey Series, Book 1] by Tessa Bailey

Author's Book Description :
    His inspiration. His torment. And his temptation...

    Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She's the fuel for every song he's ever written-each one laced with bitter, hard-edged, hungry lust. Now, with his hugely successful band is on temporary hiatus, Sarge is determined to prove to Jasmine that this "kid" turned into every inch the man she's always needed...

    Men are slim pickings for a single factory girl in Hook, New Jersey...until tall, broad-shouldered hotness walks-or rather storms-into Jasmine's life. Sarge's return shouldn't affect her this way. He's her best friend's much younger kid brother, and the kind of rough, gritty, sexiness Jasmine has no right to taste for herself. Even if he lets her.

    But lust is a blinding, insatiable force. And when it crashes, it will take both Sarge and Jasmine down with it...

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Amazon (Paperback) | Entangled Publishing

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

Hello Shoulders! Meet Jersey-born rock star Sarge Purcell in this snippet from CRASHED OUT - out now! ***Poor...
Posted by Tessa Bailey on Monday, December 7, 2015



About the Author :

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.




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"His To Take"
[Out of Uniform Series, Book 3.5] by Katee Robert

Author's Book Description :
    Truth or dare...

    Erin Robinson is having an epically bad year. Her blossoming career on Broadway tanked, forcing her to crawl back to home to Wellington. The icing on her failure cake? Her former on-again, off-again fling is in town, and the sexy Marine is taking up way too much space.

    Warren Davis always knew Erin was special, which is exactly why he can't have her. A girl like her deserves something permanent--something neither of them wants. But now that they're both back in town and she's right there in front of him, a challenge in her eyes he's never been able to resist, he's questioning everything.

    That challenge quickly escalates into an epic game of Truth or Dare. Erin's sure she's got him on lock, but as the night progresses, Warren's dares intensify, drowning her in lust. But with the past still breathing down their necks, there's no way either of them can win…

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Amazon (Paperback) | Entangled Publishing

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




About the Author :

Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.

Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?

She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Wrong Bed, Right Guy

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013



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"Say You’re Mine"
[Shillings Agency Series, Book 5] by Diane Alberts (aka Jen McLaughlin)

Author's Book Description :
    She’s a challenge he can’t afford to lose…

    Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and Lauren Brixton. She’s been his best friend since grade school, and what they have is the only relationship he’s managed not to ruin.

    Until one drunken night puts that all in jeopardy.

    Lauren’s watched Steven flit from one-night stand to one-night stand, seemingly not interested in something more. So when the long-ignored attraction between the two of them blows up in their faces, she does the only thing she can—she pretends she doesn’t want him. But all’s fair in love and war, and Steven’s not about to lose the only person in his life who matters…

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Amazon (Paperback) | Entangled Publishing

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **




About the Author :

Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin Random House. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author or their Character(s) : July 2012 | December 2012

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Try Me | Captivated By You

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesdays: Try Me | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | The Boys of Brazen Military Bash


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Made the Grade: What Happens in Vegas Series, Book 13 | #BookReview @TeriAnneStanley

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 181; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1397 KB | Release Date: February 8, 2016 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Lovestruck | Obtained: NetGalley

"Accidentally in Love with the Biker" [What Happens in Vegas Series, Book 13] by Teri Anne Stanley

Author's Book Description : Their love is a long shot…

Aspiring writer Kellie Dalton needs a man, and fast. When she’s rear-ended by a sexy-as-sin biker on the way to a Vegas romance readers convention, she sees her chance. If he’ll pose as her fake boyfriend long enough to impress a bestselling author, Kellie has a shot at saving the bookstore for underprivileged kids she runs back home.

Quinn Anderson doesn’t know what to make of the cute little writer who stirs his heart and his libido, but he does know he wants to get better acquainted. And if that means keeping up their sexy ruse all week, he’s game.

Quinn knows girl like Kellie deserves someone with a secure future to help with her store, not a guy struggling to turn a profit on his chopper shop. But if his motorcycle designs win the big Vegas competition, he’ll have enough prize money to fund his dreams…and hers.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Idolizing In: Beyond the Stars by Stacy Wise | #BookReview @StacyWiseBooks

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 300; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1243 KB | Release Date: February 8, 2016 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Embrace | Obtained: NetGalley

"Beyond the Stars" by Stacy Wise

Author's Book Description : A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

Falling for him wasn't in the plans...

Most girls would kill for the opportunity to work for Jack McAlister, Hollywood's hottest actor, but twenty-one-year-old Jessica Beckett is ready to kick him out of her red Ford Fiesta and never look back. She should be spending her junior year in France, eating pastries and sharpening her foreign language skills. Instead she's reluctantly working as Jack's personal assistant, thanks to her powerhouse talent agent aunt.

Jack is private, prickly, and downright condescending. Jessica pushes his buttons—she's not the type of girl to swoon over celebrity heartthrobs, precisely why her aunt thought she'd be perfect for the job—and Jack pushes right back.

But as she begins to peel away his layers, Jessica is shocked to find she craves her boss's easy smile and sexy blue eyes. The problem is, so does the entire female population. And what started out as the job from hell soon has Jess wondering if a guy like Jack could ever find love with a regular girl like her.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Blog Tour - Made the Grade: Flirting To Win by Natalie Anderson | Interview, Review, & Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Natalie Anderson, who I interviewed about her latest anthology "Flirting To Win!!"

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY!! [Blog Tour will run from September 6 - October 19, 2012]



My Q&A with Natalie Anderson :

Jess : What books did you enjoy reading while growing up?

Natalie : I loved Paddington Bear, moved on to Trixie Belden, the Bobbsey Twins, anything by Arthur Ransome, "Bridge to Terabithia" always sticks out as does "To Kill a Mockingbird," by the time I was into my teens then it was Agatha Christie classics and my first Mills & Boons along with Lynne Reid Banks and what girl didn’t read Judy Blume???

Jess : Tell us about your "Flirting To Win" Anthology.

Natalie : This is a trilogy of novellas. The stories themselves are not intertwined—they’re three separate tales involving some complex, fun and hot(!) characters laughing and learning to love. They’re all set in summer in London—there’s muesli, flashmobs and a mad dog... so they’re definitely fun, but I think they’re also emotional reads :)

Jess : Which of your characters would you most & least to invite to dinner, from which book and why?

Natalie : I’d love to meet them all! I think all three heroines, Lexie, Nina and Libby would be such fun to have a girly chat with... and the guys??! It might take me half an hour or so to be able to speak around the guys... they’re all a bit gorgeous... but I think Luke would be very funny, Eduardo very intense and Jack would definitely be compelling. It’d be a great night!

Jess : Please describe your heroine, from "Bargain in Bronze," in one to two sentences.

Natalie : Libby has been alone for a while having put herself into isolation—with the best of intentions but it’s so wrong for her really. She’s too soft-hearted and she should be part of a big, loving family… but don’t be fooled into thinking she’s a pushover, she knows how to stand up for herself and certainly gives as good as she gets to Jack!

Jess : What is the most romantic thing one of your characters, from "Seduction in Silver," said or did?

Natalie : I think it would have to be when Eduardo totally breaks his reserve and does a one-man Flashmob for Nina on the Tube—totally embarrassing both him and her but neither care. I love the laughter in that scene and I love a guy who doesn’t give a damn about what anyone else might think of him—not when he’s on a mission to do something important for the woman he loves!

Jess : If "Gamble in Gold" was to be made into a film, who do you see playing the main characters and why?

Natalie : Oh golly – I always find ‘casting’ characters really hard. I know many writers do use pictures of actors and models when writing their books but this has never worked for me... but, if you insist ;) I think I’d love Emma Stone as Lexie—mainly because I just love Emma Stone and have a total girl crush on her ;) for Luke, I need a guy who’s completely gorgeous and who comes across as light-hearted and laidback – maybe Chris Hemsworth?! (Ok, I admit it, I just went for the buff factor!)


Jess : Which usually comes first for you, the character(s) story or the idea for the novel?

Natalie : Usually it’s the characters. I’ll hear them talking and then the scene develops in my mind—sometimes it’s a cute-meet but sometimes it’s an argument! Then I develop the characters as much as I can before drafting as the characters drive the plot, so I really need to know who they are and what they’ve been doing so I can understand what decisions they’d make when I put some nasty big obstacle in their way!

Jess : Is there one particular scene in "Bargain in Bronze" that you’re dying for readers to read? Can you tell us anything about it?

Natalie : I love the scene in the commercial kitchen where Libby is trying to make her stuff and Jack is trying to concentrate on work and neither really can because they’re so totally drawn to each other... I love those early stages in a relationship where the characters are trying hard to hide their fascination with each other but at the same time keep revealing it in their actions and speech—its fun!

Jess : If you had to describe Nina & Eduardo (from "Seduction in Silver") in one word, what would it be?

Natalie : I’d say Nina is sparkle and Eduardo is true.

Jess : What sparked the idea for your most recent novella, "Gamble in Gold?"

Natalie : I really wanted to do a high-school-crush story and here in New Zealand a number of very lucky students get to go on foreign exchange for a few months. I thought it would be fun to have a heroine who’d gone on an exchange a few years ago and never gotten over the eldest son of her host family... then she meets up with him in London and so badly wants to show him that she’s not the ‘useless’ and awkwardly shy kid she was when she’d seen him last... I love those stories where the heroine is trying to be something ‘more’ only to finally learn and accept that the hero loves her for exactly who she is—she doesn’t need to be ‘more’ :)

Jess : How many books have you written? Which is your favorite and why?

Natalie : I’ve written 24 novels and novellas and nope, I can’t name one as a favourite! That’s just impossible – they’re like children ;) But I’m always totally in love with the next idea, that’s the real favourite—the one I’m just about to start :)

Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?

Natalie : I’m just finishing up a novella duo—there is a little twist to these two that I can’t share just yet—you’ll have to wait and see! After that I’m launching straight into a new full length contemporary. I’m hoping to do the first draft of this in NaNoWriMo this year—I love the energy of that month!!!

Jess : What do you normally eat for breakfast, or do you skip it and get straight to work?

Natalie : I’m a smoothie girl – banana, raspberry, rolled oats and pineapple juice whizzed up – yum!

Jess : What book are you reading now? How do you like it so far?

Natalie : I’m currently reading "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman with my daughter—we’re just up to the second to last chapter and we’re loving it!



About the Author :

USA TODAY bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon and Entangled Publishing. With over twenty books published, she's also been a Romantic Times Award nominee & a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year).

She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband, four children and what feels like a million ducks.




- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 503 KB | Release Date: August 20, 2012 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Indulgence | Obtained: Entangled Publishing

"Flirting to Win" by Natalie Anderson



"Bargain in Bronze" [Flirting to Win Anthology, Novella 1]

My Story Summary : Libby was hired by Tom, an Olympic rower, to come to his house and make her special muesli---a popular breakfast meal based on uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts---for him since her company is not operating for the moment. While there Tom's older brother, Jack, arrives and is very suspicious of her intentions towards his brother. Once their intentions are made clear, for Tom's sake at least at first, Jack helps Libby with her business. Yet spending every day together makes their passions fly high, and soon they both realize the instant chemistry that passes between them as they get to know each other more. However, will old wounds keep them from turning their attraction into something more?

My Story Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars. This feisty duo will keep you on your toes! Jack & Libby were great together and I loved how they played off of one another. However, the plot fell a little short for me towards the end. =0/

Story Teaser :
“Why cut by hand?” He pointed out the industrial food processor.
“It’s better chopped by hand. One too many presses of the pulse button of that machine would make it pulp rather than bite-size pieces.”
“But it takes so much time.”
“I have time.”
Really? When she worked full time and ran her business on the side? “Then how do you fit in time for—” He broke off, temporarily blinded by the dangerous glitter in her eyes.
He got the no kisses rule, but did that mean personal talk was a no go area too? “Your commitment to the circus,” he finished slyly. “Knife throwing and stuff with strong Serge.”
She almost smiled. “I’ve retired from the circus.”
Had she now? Serge too? ~ within Chapter 6



"Seduction in Silver" [Flirting to Win Anthology, Novella 2]

My Story Summary : Nina is excited because in a week she plans on traveling around Europe during the time that the Olympics are going on. It's also a way for her to avoid seeing some of her old "friends" as much as possible while they are visiting London during the games. However, an unexpected meeting with Eduardo, the guy she has been crushing on for the past few weeks, while on the tube changes her life. Especially when he asks her out to help him through a difficult family dinner in trade of him helping her out through her quick meet up with her old "friends." They instantly hit it off and soon find that they are willing to spend her last week in London together. The question is will only one week together be enough for them?

My Story Review : 4 out of 5 stars, you will gobble up this seductive novella!! It's vivacious, funny, hot & steamy, with a whole bunch of charming plot thrown in! I couldn't get enough of these characters and wish there was more to the novella so I didn't have to stop reading about them!

Story Teaser :
“Why don’t you bring your little finger this way,” she teased, glowing inside with confidence and desire and for the first time feeling free to declare her every desire. Hallelujah and thanks be to Shakespeare.
“’Little finger’?” He knelt back onto the bed, straddling her. “I object to that.”
“Thorn? Bugle? Dart of love?” She spread her hands wide on his hips. “How about instrument?”
“Of pleasure or torture?”
“Both,” she answered playfully, running one hand up his abs, bringing the other to encircle him.
“All right, you asked for it.” ~ within Chapter 4



"Gamble in Gold" [Flirting to Win Anthology, Novella 3]

My Story Summary : Lexie and Luke met when they were in teenagers while Lexie was staying with Luke's family during an exchange program. During that time, both were attracted to each other but Luke broke Lexie's heart by kissing her and then becoming distant. Now about seven years have passed leaving them both to believe they've overcome their infatuation with each other. Only to come face-to-face with each other again to find that instead of leaving their infatuation for each other has grown. Nevertheless, will they be able to give into their lust and still be able to be friends? Can they find a way to have their relationship grow into something more? Or will old hurts and wild pasts get in the way of something special?

My Story Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Old passions ignite in this fast-paced novella! I liked Lexie and Luke together, especially getting to read how they fumbled through their private reunion. I just wish Lexie didn't leave the way she did, because it just didn't play out in a way that I could support. Even though I'm happy with the way it ended, I just hoped it would have turned out better.

Story Teaser :
“Why do you do it?”
He sat back and breathed a long sigh out. “The chance to help someone reach their goal? Achieve something they’ve always wanted to?” He shook his head. “That’s an amazing feeling.”
“But what about you? You just said you wanted to win. You were an amazing runner at school.”
He laughed. “I’m good, but I’m not that good.” He stretched out his sore leg. “Helping Kate was the best thing I could do with what talent I have. Helping her win is how I get to win.”
Okay, so he was totally Mr. Perfect. And so damn easy to fall for. The trouble was that so many women fell for him. ~ within Chapter 5



My Book Review : For the full book I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars! Even though I feel that the "Seduction in Silver" novella really won the gold medal out of these three, I did truly enjoy reading them all!

I would recommend this anthology to anyone who enjoys reading contemporary romances!

Author's Anthology Extras : Winning the Gold - with Natalie Anderson | Kicking off the “Flirting to Win” Blog tour!

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Natalie, then please check out her website.



My Giveaway!! :

  • An ARC e-book copy of "Flirting To Win" to one randomly drawn person from the Rafflecopter entries
  • An kindle copy of "Bargain in Bronze" Novella 1 to one randomly drawn person from the Rafflecopter entries
The Fine Print -- To Enter :
  1. This contest ends on October 12th 2012.
  2. This contest is International!!
  3. You must be 18 years-old or older!!
  4. It's the author/publisher's responsibility to ensure that the winner gets "Flirting To Win," not mine.

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