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Interview! HOW TO HANDLE A HEARTBREAKER by Marie Harte

Interview! HOW TO HANDLE A HEARTBREAKER by Marie Harte




Joyfully Reviewed is thrilled to welcome

Author Marie Harte

and her latest release

HOW TO HANDLE A HEARTBREAKER!


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HE CAN’T GET HER OUT OF HIS HEAD

It’s lust at first sight when Brody Singer first lays eyes on Abby Dunn. The dark-haired beauty looks a lot like a woman he once knew, who died years ago. At first, Brody fears his attraction is a holdover from that secret crush, but Abby’s definitely different. She’s a lot shyer, a lot sexier, and despite her attempts to dissuade his interest, absolutely mesmerizing.

 

SHE CAN’T GET HIM OUT OF HER BOOKS

Abby isn’t having it. She’s still trying to put her last disastrous relationship behind her and overcome the flaws her ex wouldn’t let her forget. But somehow Brody isn’t getting the hint. It doesn’t help that when writing her steamy novels, she keeps casting Brody as the hero.

Brody is more than happy to serve as her muse and eager to help make sure her “research” is authentic. But when their research turns into something real…will she choose her own happily ever after?

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JoyfullyInterviewed

Please tell us a bit about your latest release.

In How to Handle a Heartbreaker, it’s lust at first sight when Brody Singer first lays eyes on Abby Dunn. The dark-haired beauty looks a lot like a woman he once knew, who died years ago. At first Brody fears his attraction is a holdover from that secret crush, but Abby’s definitely different. She’s a lot shyer, a lot sexier and, despite her attempts to dissuade his interest, absolutely mesmerizing.

Abby isn’t having it. She’s still trying to put her last disastrous relationship behind her and overcome the flaws her ex wouldn’t let her forget. But somehow Brody isn’t getting the hint. It doesn’t help that when writing her steamy novels, she keeps casting Brody as the hero.

Brody is more than happy to serve as her muse and eager to help make sure her “research” is authentic. But when their research turns into something real…will she choose her own happily ever after?

Are you attending any conventions in 2014? If so, what are the top three reasons as to why you like/choose them?
I’ll be attending the Emerald City Writer’s Conference, and I can’t wait. My top three reasons for attending are networking, meeting readers, and it’s fun.

What is your favorite romance genre and what author makes you absolutely swoon?

I’m a sucker for erotic romance in any subgenre. I like the physical passion that accompanies the love. There are many authors who make me swoon, so I’d have a hard time choosing just one.

What is your dream vacation spot?

A deserted Caribbean island where my cabana boy can fan me in my lounger while I can absorb the sun, listen to the waves roll in and out, and feel the wind kiss my face.

What do you think has been the most important moment or event of your life so far? And why do you feel that way?

I’ve had so many important events in my life. Joining the USMC, having my children, moving across the country and starting over. But it’s funny. I was just talking to my boys today, and I realized the exact moment I wanted to be a writer—a monumental point in my life. I was in sixth grade and we’d had an English writing assignment. My teacher read my work aloud to the class, because I’d incorporated the students and teacher into my story, and everyone loved it. That warm fuzzy feeling stuck with me. I wanted to bring that joy to others, so that same happiness I felt after reading a book could be shared. I love my job.

Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

That I have a monthly newsletter to keep up on contests, releases and updates. It’s low volume and filled with insider news. Sign up and see.

Thanks for having me!


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Manscape or Not  A little

Lights On or Lights Off  On

Summer or Winter  Winter

Peanuts or Chocolate  Chocolate

Batman or Superman  Batman

The Voice or American Idol  The Voice

Christmas or Birthday  Christmas

Heels or Flats  Flats

Talk or Text  Talk

Action Movie or Comedy  Action movie

Facebook or Twitter  Facebook


 

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About Marie

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit http://marieharte.com and fall in love.


 

 

Interview & Giveaway with IMMINENT DANGER Author Dee J. Adams!

BloggingJRJoyfully Reviewed is happy to welcome Author Dee J. Adams and her latest release IMMINENT DANGER! I would like to apologize to Ms. Adams. This post was supposed to go up last week but because of technical difficulties while on vacation I was unable to get the post on our blog.  In honor of her release I will be giving away a copy of IMMINENT DANGER to one lucky commenter!


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IMMINENT DANGER by Dee J. Adams

For Abbey Washington, dancing is more than a dream, it’s a way to forget her past. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time makes her the sole witness to a stabbing and brings back horrible memories. Since the killers saw her just as clearly as she saw them, Abbey is now a loose end that needs to be tied up.

Blake St. John is working toward his PI license and hopes to find the man who hurt his brother in a kidnapping. He quit chasing his quiet co-worker, Abbey, months ago. But now that she needs protection, he takes on the role of bodyguard and all the feelings he tried to bury for her come back with a vengeance.

Abbey’s past makes it hard to trust and an attempt on her life forces her to realize that time is running out as the killers get closer. Now, she must risk it all or face a life without the one man who showed her how to love.

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Interview! LOVE AND LET SPY by Shana Galen!

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Joyfully Reviewed is happy to welcome

Author Shana Galen

and her latest hit

LOVE AND LET SPY!


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LOVE AND LET SPY by Shana Galen

Her name is Bonde, Jane Bonde… 
A beautiful and eligible member of the ton, Jane has more than a few secrets: she’s one of the Crown’s most elite agents. She may be deadly, but she doesn’t know a thing about fashion, flirtation, or love…until Dominic Griffyn shakes up her carefully stirred world and asks her to be his bride. He’s exactly the kind of man she’s not looking for. And he’s dangerous, because falling into his arms is so much more satisfying than saving England from her enemies.

He’s an improper gentleman who needs a wife…
Tall, dark, and tortured, Dominic Griffyn is haunted by demons from his past. When his stepfather insists that he marry, Dominic allows himself to hope that the beautiful but mysterious Miss Bonde might help him forget his troubles. As they grow closer, it’s clear that there’s more to Jane than danger. She might be just what his neglected heart needs.

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JoyfullyInterviewed

Please tell us a bit about your latest release.

Thanks for hosting me today. My latest book is Love and Let Spy, and it’s the most likely the final book in my Lord and Lady Spy series. It’s about Jane Bonde, England’s best spy (yes, think James Bond). She’s the best because she’s single-minded when it comes to her missions, but then she meets Dominic Griffyn, a man with a dark, tortured past, and he changes everything for Jane.

Are you attending any conventions in 2014? If so, what are the top three reasons as to why you like/choose them?

Yes, I attended RT and RWA, and I’ll attend and Buns and Roses later this year. I like RT and Buns and Roses because I enjoy seeing all the readers and chatting with them one-on-one. Plus, both of those conferences have a really fun, informal vibe. RWA is more of a writer’s conference, although I always see readers at the literacy signing. I like catching up with the other authors from my publishing house as well as my old friends. And the workshops at RWA always invigorate me.

What is your favorite romance genre and what author makes you absolutely swoon?

No surprise that my favorite is historical romance. I met Julie Garwood last year at RT in Kansas City, and I was shaking because I was so nervous and thrilled.

What is your dream vacation spot?

I’ve been to England, but I’d love to go back and spend a month living and working in the UK. That’s my dream.

What do you think has been the most important moment or event of your life so far? And why do you feel that way?

The most important event has been the birth of my daughter. My whole life changed that day. I love being a mom, and I love having a sweet little girl.

Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

Thank you for all your letters and emails. You’re always so supportive and encouraging.

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Boxers or Briefs boxer briefs

 

Manscape or Not some manscaping is a good thing

 

Lights On or Lights Off Off

 

Summer or Winter Summer

 

Peanuts or Chocolate Chocolate

 

Batman or Superman Superman

 

The Voice or American Idol Neither; give me a book

 

Christmas or Birthday Christmas is my birthday (I was born December 25)

 

Heels or Flats Heels

 

Talk or Text Text

 

Action Movie or Comedy Comedy

 

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About the Author

Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals. She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston’s inner city. Now she writes full-time. She lives in Houston, Texas .


 

 

 

Interview! HIS EVERY NEED by Terri L . Austin!

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Joyfully Reviewed is excited to welcome

Author Terri L. Austin

and her latest release 

HIS EVERY NEED!


AustinHIS EVERY NEED by Terri L. Austin

His Every Need, the first book in The Beauty and the Brit series, is available from Sourcebooks August 5, 2014.

Allie Campbell is determined to take care of her family, no matter the cost. But when her father loses their home to British tycoon Trevor Blake, Allie finds herself forced to plead for more time to pay off the loan…and if she has to use her own body as collateral, then so be it.

Trevor isn’t moved by Allie’s story. But when Allie impulsively offers to do anything to keep the house, he’s intrigued enough to raise the stakes: for the next two months, she must cater to his every need, no matter how depraved. To his amazement, she agrees.

Allie has no intention of enjoying her time with the arrogant, domineering Brit, but it doesn’t take long before he’s got her aching for his touch-and he’ll do whatever it takes to make her beg…

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JoyfullyInterviewed

Are you attending any conventions in 2014? If so, what are the top three reasons as to why you like/choose them?

I went to Lori Foster’s Reader Event in June. But my son graduated college this year, the same weekend as RT. Now we’re getting him ready for grad school. It’s been a busy summer.

What is your favorite romance genre and what author makes you absolutely swoon?

I’m a genre whore. I love paranormal, erotic, contemporary, and historical. Just give me a good, meaty story, a hot hero and a heroine to root for. And if you throw in a little sex and humor, all the better! Anything by Kresley Cole, Karen Marie Moning or Shannon K. Butcher make my pre-order list.

What is your dream vacation spot?

England. I’m a total Anglophile, so that’s the golden ticket right there.

What do you think has been the most important moment or event of your life so far? And why do you feel that way?

Having my children. Being a mom is the most important job I’ll ever have.

Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

I hope you’ll give His Every Need a try. It’s a book with heat, humor and heart. 


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Boxers or Brief Boxers

Manscape or Not Manscape, but don’t go crazy.

Lights On or Lights Off On.

Summer or Winter Winter.

Peanuts or Chocolate Chocolate-covered peanuts.

Batman or Superman Batman. Wounded heroes are hot.

The Voice or American Idol Um…Real Housewives of Wherever. It’s not based on anything resembling talent, and that’s why I like it.

Christmas or Birthday Christmas.

Heels or Flats Flats.

Talk or Text Talk. I always forget where I’ve put my phone.

Action Movie or Comedy Comedy.

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Tell us something unique about your novel…ie setting, characters concept.

His Every Need takes place in Vegas and features a British hero, Trevor Blake. My headstrong heroine, Allie Campbell, is willing to do anything to take care of her family. So you might think this is a book about a sexual bargain between the hero and heroine, and you’d be right…but there’s more to the story.

Trevor’s despised parents turn up unannounced. Allie’s sisters don’t stop being needy because she made an agreement with Trevor.

Allie and Trevor fall in love in spite of the crazy family drama surrounding them. And although it’s an erotica, there’s a dash of humor in this book. Crazy sexual chemistry and complicated family dynamics—that’s what makes the book unique.

Favorite Romances

  1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
  2. The Sentinels Series by Shannon K. Butcher
  3. Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  4. Lothaire by Kresley Cole
  5. Seduce the Darkness by Gena Showalter
  6. The Dark Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
  7. The Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
  8. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  9. Start Me Up by Victoria Dahl
  10. Ruthless by Anne Stuart

Thanks so much for having me on today! 


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As a girl, Terri L. Austin thought she’d outgrow dreaming up stories and creating imaginary friends. Instead, she’s made a career of it. She met her own Prince Charming and together they live in Missouri. She loves to hear from readers. Drop her a note at TerriLAustin.com.

Find Terri Online:

TerriLAustin.com, Twitter, FB, Goodreads


 

 

Interview! THE HIGHLANDER’S BRIDE TROUBLE by Mary Wine!

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Joyfully Reviewed is thrilled to welcome 

Author Mary Wine

and her latest Highlander Hit

THE HIGHLANDER’S BRIDE TROUBLE


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The Highlander’s Bride Trouble by Mary Wine

Her clan is in chaos…

Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated—and skilled with a bow and dagger. It’s a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But she wants no help from a savage man of the Isles.

 

And rivalries are deadlier than ever.

Raised on the rugged Scottish Isles, Saer MacLeod is considered fierce even by Highlander standards. He’s enchanted by the independent and headstrong Nareen. But when an old feud endangers her life, Saer’s fascination with her escalates into a ferocious desire to protect her… and claim her for himself.

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Excerpt

He reached out and stroked her cheek. “’Tis a sad thing to see how hard yer feelings are. But there is naught more to fear, she’ll nae have the opportunity to inflict such ills again.”

Nareen jerked away from the contact. She even took a swipe at his hand, but he moved faster, withdrawing in time to avoid being struck. Someone chuckled from where his men clustered near the fires, but Saer was watching her from narrowed eyes.

“I am nae afraid of anything,” she assured him.

“Is that so?” Saer inquired in a silky-smooth tone.

Nareen nodded. Satisfaction began to fill her, but it was cut short as he reached out and stroked her face again. She jumped, completely unable to control her reaction.

“Ye are making sport of me in front of yer men, like a savage.”

His eyes glittered, but it wasn’t with the outrage Nareen had intended to provoke. Instead, there was an unmistakable pleased looked in those dark orbs.

“I am a savage, Nareen.” He stepped forward, placing himself within touching range again. “I do nae let words stand alone. If ye truly have no interest in me, there is no reason to avoid me touch. Stand steady and prove ye are nae moved. I have no taste for a frigid woman.”

She laughed at him but stepped back again. “Then it seems we have a common ground, for I crave no man’s touch.”

His lips thinned. “Now that is something ye shall have to prove as well.”

“I will nae. Me word should be enough on the matter, if ye truly are me brother’s friend.” She didn’t care to hide behind her brother’s name, but the circumstances offered her few alternatives.

“As ye noted, I am a savage, and I always demand proof before I believe.”

This time, she was ready when he reached for her cheek. She stepped aside, avoiding him. She was just beginning to smile with her victory when he closed his hand around her wrist. He really was huge. His fingers closed easily around her smaller wrist, clasping it in an iron grip. She braced herself for pain, but there was none, only a secure hold that defied her attempt to break it.

“Release me.” Her voice had risen, and she shut her mouth before revealing any more of her unsettled state.

“Prove ye are unmoved, lass, and I shall be content to accept yer dismissal.” His tone had deepened, becoming something hypnotic.

“I am irritated.” And remaining still was proving too difficult. She twisted her hand, trying to break his hold again.

“Aye, ye are that.” He lifted her hand to his face and pressed a kiss on the delicate skin of her inner wrist. She shuddered, the touch intensely intimate. She’d never realized her skin might be so sensitive. The simple touch of his lips unleashed a bolt of sensation that shook her all the way down to her toes. His eyes filled with satisfaction.

“But ye are also affected.”

He released her, and she stumbled back a pace because she’d been resisting his hold so greatly. Laughter erupted from his men. Saer stiffened, and he crossed his arms over his chest.

“What?” she said. “Are ye trying to impress me by controlling yerself now that ye see yer men are enjoying the sport ye are making of me?”

“Aye, I am,” he answered darkly. “I am nae the one who chose this setting for our meeting, Nareen. Ye should nae have refused to see me again at court. That left me no choice but to chase ye.”


JoyfullyInterviewed

Please tell us a bit about your latest release.

This is book four in my Sutherlands. Sear and Nareen has been in most of the other three books, so it was a blast getting to write their story. This was my surprise story. It wasn’t contracted to begin with but as I was writing the other books, I found this story lurking in their pages. I hope everyone enjoys it.

Are you attending any conventions in 2014? If so, what are the top three reasons as to why you like/choose them?

It’s sort of the end of the season. Next year, I’ll likely got to RT and RWA nationals. I go to learn more about the craft of writing.

What is your favorite romance genre and what author makes you absolutely swoon?

At the moment, that’s Sylvia Day’s Crossfire books. Just love them.

What is your dream vacation spot?

A cruise ship. I love being out at sea.

What do you think has been the most important moment or event of your life so far? And why do you feel that way?

My wedding day. I have a wonderful husband who puts up with me and we have two sons. Family is a very important thing to me. A very close second is the editors who believe in my books and publish them. Every one of my readers helps make my dreams come true by enjoying my books.

Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

Get out and dance!


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Boxers or Briefs

Boxers

Manscape or Not

Manscape

Lights On or Lights Off

Candle light

Peanuts or Chocolate

Chocolate

Batman or Superman

Superman

The Voice or American Idol

Neither

Christmas or Birthday

Christmas…presents for everyone!

Heels or Flats

Flats

Talk or Text

Talk

Facebook or Twitter

Facebook


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Acclaimed author Mary Wine has written over 30 works of erotic fantasy, romantic suspense, and historical romance. An avid history-buff and historical costumer, she and her family enjoy participating in historical reenactments. Mary lives with her husband and two sons in Yorba Linda, California.

Find Mary Online

Website: http://www.marywine.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Wine/133965836120?ref=ts

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/207379.Mary_Wine


 

 

 

Interview & Giveaway with LAID 3 Author A. J. Llewellyn!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence. Joyfully Reviewed is excited to welcome Author A. J. Llewllyn LAID 3 LAID 3 by A. J. LLewellyn Please tell us a bit about your latest release. Hi, thanks so muchContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Interview & Guest Post with RAVENS OF WAR Author Elle Boon!

Interview & Guest Post with RAVENS OF WAR Author Elle Boon!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.    Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author Elle Boon to the blog! We are so happy to have her here the day after the third book in her Ravens of War seriesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Interview & Giveaway! LITTLE DEATH by Roe Valentine!

Interview & Giveaway! LITTLE DEATH by Roe Valentine!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence. This is my stop during the blog tour for Little Death by Roe Valentine. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 4 tillContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Interview & Giveaway! RETURN TO HOMECOMING RANCH by Julia London!

Interview & Giveaway!
RETURN TO HOMECOMING RANCH by Julia London!

Joyfully Reviewed is thrilled to welcome Author Julia London and kick off the tour for her upcoming release Return to Homecoming RanchContinue Reading

Spotlight Interview with Author Diana Green

Spotlight Interview with Author Diana Green

Joyfully Reviewed welcomes Author Diana Green   What is your most current work out ? My most recent work is a romantic sci-fi novel, New Sion. It initially published with Champagne Books, but the rights returned to me, and I self-published it through Amazon.  I’ve been pleased with the reception for this book, including finalistContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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