Thursday, August 30, 2012

Romancing the Hop -- Recommended Romances!



Welcome to stop #53 of Romancing the Hop! 

Below I recommend some of my favorite romance authors and explain what kind of romances I like, so if you like the same thing, you just might find some awesome new-to-you authors! I'm also giving away a $15 Amazon gift card. To enter, go to the RaffleCopter at the end of this post and follow the instructions. The more items you do, the more entries you get! 
When it comes to romance, I like dark, gritty, sexy books with tortured heroes and anti-heroes, so I read a lot of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. I also love historicals that delve into the darker parts of history. Again, I like the gritty, even when it comes to lords and ladies! And did I mention that I *love* sexy, sexy books? The steamier the better. So I've read more than my share of erotic romance as well.
Here are some authors I highly recommend checking out!
Romantic suspense: Kristine Cayne (Deadly Vices series), Pamela Clare (I-Team series), Diana Layne (Vista Security series), Ann Charles (Deadwood series), Cherry Adair (Lodestone series), Trish McCallan (Forged series), Stacey Joy Netzel (Lost in Italy), Zee Monodee (Walking the Edge)
Paranormal romance: J.R. Ward (both the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Fallen Angels series) and Larissa Ione (both the Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series). And if you like gritty urban fantasy as well, check out Karen Marie Moning (the Fever series), Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson series), and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series up through Cerulean Sins
Historical romance: Delilah Marvelle (School of Gallantry, Scandal, and Rumor series), Laura Navarre (The Devil's Mistress)
Erotic romance: Emma Holly (especially Menage), Joey W. Hill (especially Natural Law), Lorelei James (Rough Riders series -- oh, those cowboys!), Lacey Danes (Being Wicked), Jess Michaels (Everything Forbidden, Something Reckless)
And if your tastes run a little lighter than mine, try Julia Quinn in historicals, Diane Kelly's Tara Holloway series in humorous romantic suspense, or Natalie G. Owen's Moonlight Dating series in short paranormal romance. 


What are your favorite romances or romance authors?




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Now that you've read my recommendations, are you wondering what kind of books I write? Of course you are! :)

My current romantic suspense series is called Blood and Honor and is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. The series chronicles the battles--both bloody and romantic--between two warring Mafia clans. Books 1 and 2 are available now. Here's a taste of Book 1: 


A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge...

Kate Andretti is married to the Mob--but doesn't know it. When her husband uproots them to Italy, Kate leaves everything she knows behind. Alone in a foreign land, she finds herself locked in a battle for her life against a husband and a family who will "silence" her if she will not do as they wish. When her husband tries to kill her, she accepts the protection offered by a wealthy businessman with Mafia ties. He's not a mobster, he claims. Or is he?

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted to be a Mafia don, and now he's caught in the middle of a blood feud with the Andretti family. His decision to help Kate brings the feud between the families to a boil. When Enrico is betrayed by someone in his own family, the two of them must sort out enemies from friends--and rely on each other or die alone. The only problem? Enrico cannot reveal his identity to Kate, or she'll bolt from his protection, and he'll be duty-bound to kill her to safeguard his family's secret. 

Attacks from without and within push them both to the breaking point, and soon Enrico is forced to choose between protecting the only world he knows and saving the woman he loves. 

Excerpt: 

Enrico’s hand dropped from Kate’s forehead to caress her cheek, his fingers skimming over the bruises Vince had left. Then his thumb traced over her swollen lip, his face darkening. “I could kill him for this.”

Kate felt a jolt. Did he mean that? He looked so grave. She didn’t want him to do something foolish; he’d already taken enough risks for her. “I’m okay. Just a little beat up. I’ll be fine in a few days.”

He crouched down beside her and took her hands in his, resting them in her lap. “I will protect you from now on. I swear it. You will never be unsafe again.”

Kate’s throat constricted painfully and tears threatened to spill down her cheeks again. Jesus, how did he know just what to say? This man who looked at her with such tender eyes couldn’t possibly be a mobster. Certainly her faulty Italian was to blame for what she thought she’d overheard. 

Enrico leaned forward, one of his hands going to the back of her chair, the other releasing her hand and cupping her knee. He was now just inches from her, his eyes darkening with care, with… desire. Kate inhaled in surprise, her body suddenly on alert. He smelled sharply masculine, like citrus and pine trees mixed together, a hint of something that was all him underneath. He was too close, much too deliciously close. Her heart hammered out of control. She should stop this. She was still married, even if her husband had tried to kill her. 

Enrico let go of her knee and placed his fingers under her chin, tilting her mouth to meet his. Kate stiffened, but after his lips touched hers, she relaxed and forced herself to stop thinking, forced herself only to feel, only to hear. The satiny brush of his lips across hers, the touch of his hands on her face, his fingers tracing her cheekbones. The groan low in his throat when she opened her mouth to his, when she let their tongues touch. He groaned again, the sound more urgent when she opened her mouth wider, her tongue swirling around his. 

He pulled her up from the chair, his large hands sliding down to her ass, crushing her to him greedily. When she felt the bulge of his erection against her belly, a warm tingle ran through her, zinging down between her legs. 

My God, he was an amazing kisser. And if she wasn’t mistaken, his body was going to be amazing too. He was all hard slabs of muscle and sinew, granite next to her softness. She ran her hands across his wide shoulders and down his back. Jesus. This was going to be out of this world

He broke the kiss, both of them breathing fast. She looked up at him, confused. Why was he stopping? 

“Are you certain you want this?” he asked. “A lot has happened—”

“I’m sure. Very sure.” 

His lips curved into a slow smile. “Then we need some place more private, yes?”

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Want to know what happens next? You can find out in Revenge (Blood and Honor #1). Regularly $4.99, Revenge is on sale now for only $0.99, for a limited time. You can find Revenge at these retailers: Amazon US (Kindle)Amazon UK (Kindle)AppleAll Romance eBooksBarnes & NobleDieselKoboOmniLitSmashwords, and Sony. If you prefer print, Revenge is also on Amazon US (paperback) or Amazon UK (paperback).





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To thank you for visiting my blog and participating in Romancing the Hop, I'm giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice)! To win, you MUST post a comment with your name and email address. For additional chances to win, follow the instructions in the RaffleCopter.

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144 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance!

    Name - Dovile
    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Hi Dovile! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  2. Midu Hadi
    strideress_longshanks@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Midu! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  3. jennifer ashley
    maya banks

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Laurie,

      Thanks for the recs! I've got Maya Banks's "Whispers in the Dark" sitting in my TBR pile. Can't wait to dig into it.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  4. Suspense romance can be such great reads.
    lisa williams
    modularmates(at)comcast(dot)

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Yes they can! I've found lately that most of the books I love have some kind of suspense element. I need my chills and thrills.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  5. Love the sound of your book! I do love a fast paced thriller-like romance.

    sclare@sharonclare.com

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. That's nice to hear. A lot of readers have told me they enjoy the fast pace of my books. One said that she was practically having heart palpitations, which made me smile. Not that I'm trying to kill anybody!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  6. I love romances about real (and sometimes very ordinary) people - such as the characters in the books by Lynette Sofras, Joanne Stewart, and Celia Yeary.
    paulamartinromances(at)gmail.com

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    1. Hi Paula! Thanks for the recommendations. I like ordinary people too -- they can make a nice change of pace from supernatural creatures or folks who are anything but ordinary.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  7. I love Lauren Dane, Maya Banks, Bella Andrea, and Annabel Joseph, among many others. I read all genres of romance.

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Kelsey,

      I've enjoyed Lauren Dane's books too. I've got Maya Banks and Bella Andre on my ever-growing TBR pile, but thanks for recommending Annabel Joseph. I'll have to check her out too. I'm a total book junkie, as my groaning bookshelves and Kindle can attest.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  8. I am (as I responded once) a fairly indiscriminate promiscuous reader, prone to not practice 'safe' reading, and open to try anything once. And they haven't yet created a cure for it...
    fortunately.

    thank you for participating

    glhince@gmail.com

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    1. LOL, Gaele! I'm right there with you. I saw a picture today of a T-shirt that said "Insatiable Bookslut," and I thought, "Ooh, I need that!"

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  9. Thanks for the book suggestions


    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're very welcome, Shannon. I love passing along good reads and hearing what other folks are enjoying. I find lots of great books that way.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  10. Thank you participating and all the great book suggestions, read a number of them, but a few I have missed.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jean. I hope you enjoy some of my recs!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  11. Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres. Best of both worlds. lilsunangel2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Becky. I completely agree. I love romance, I love straight suspense, but I *lurve* romantic suspense!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  12. I love romantic suspense. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Liese. Yep, me too. That's why I write it!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  13. i love para! What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

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    1. Hi Delphina. (Funny, I named the heroine of my second book that!) I love paranormals too. It's my favorite genre in many ways because it usually has a suspense element bundled in with the hot supernatural guys. Someday I might try my hand at writing it.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  14. I love most sub genres of romance. Variety is the spice!

    Diana
    bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I read a little bit of everything, but I am currently obsessed with urban fantasy.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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    1. Hi Krista. I love UF too. I just started Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Jericho Barrons! *sigh*

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  16. I like nearly any kind of book, but my favorite right now is paranormal romance! Mmmm...vamps, weres, shapeshifters, dragons... Yummmm!!

    Barbara
    bbsbooknook@aol.com

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    1. Hi Barbara. Oh, me too! I've loved vampires forever. I blame Anne Rice and too many Christopher Lee Dracula films. :) I fell for Larissa Ione's demons too.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  17. I love m/m romance best--more varied male characters, and fewer cliches.

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Vitajex. I haven't read a lot of m/m outside of fanfic or menage stories, but recently I've had some m/m books recommended to me, and I've got several on my TBR list. Maybe I need to move one of them up.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  18. I love Paranormals and UF romance books.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Michelle. Me too--you can't go wrong with a good paranormal. I love UF too, but only as long as they're sexy books. If I'm not getting an HEA in each book, I at least want to have a good time!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  19. I love every type of romance books, contemporary and paranormal the most!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi Veronika. I have trouble finding great contemporaries (unless they're RS) that hold my interest, but I did read "Bet Me" by Jennifer Crusie lately and I really enjoyed it. And you already know I love paranormals!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  20. I love paranormal but I've been reading historical lately.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Jan,

      I go through phases too. Sometimes I want nothing but RS or nothing but paranormals, or sometimes just a particular series. Just depends on what fits my mood. Right now I'm reading an RS by a debut author ("An Eye for Danger" by Christine Fairchild). I love discovering new authors!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  21. I love paranormal type romances also I've read a few historical romances that were good. :) I don't really have a favorite author though. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    craigcrystal(at)ymail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Cryscringle. I think there are good romances in every subgenre. Sometimes it's just a matter of trying different authors until you find one whose style you like.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  22. I love Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, and Larissa Ione They are some of my favorite Authors. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Lona. 100% agree on Larissa Ione. I went all squealy fangirl (well, not *quite* that bad) when I met her at RWA national in 2011. She's really nice! I've got Gena Showalter on my TBR list and I'm working through one of Kresley Cole's series.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  23. Many of your favorites are also mine. I would add Loretta Chase and Mary Jo Putney to the historical romance list.
    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Mcv, I appreciate the recommendations. Always love finding new authors.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  24. Thanks for the recommendations! :0)

    Jesse
    jesse.kimmelfreeman@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Jesse! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  25. I like a variety of romances, but my current preferred genres are romantic suspense and BDSM especially Cherise Sinclair's Shadowland's series. For me, romance is all about the trust and respect built between the characters. Since I write BDSM, these elements are very important.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!
    qwilliarain(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Qwillia. Thanks for the Cherise Sinclair recommendation. I'll have to check that series out!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  26. Some of my favorite authors I think everyone should check out are: Lori Foster, Jennifer Crusie, Linda Lael Miller, Carly Phillips, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Gena Showalter, Katie MacAlister, Keri Arthur, Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kresley Cole, J.R. Ward, Nina Bands, & Sherrilyn Kenyon--just to name a few :)
    Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Cassandra. Thanks for the recommendations! I forgot all about Lyndsay Sands -- I've read several of the Argeneau books and really liked them, and I've got a couple Sherrilyn Kenyon's on my TBR pile. So many books, so little time!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  27. What a great hop! Grand prizes, old friends to visit and new ones to meet… and chances to win at each stop too. I’m in Blog heaven! :-}
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    Some of my favorite authors are: Shelly Laurenston, G. A. Aiken. Bianca D'Arc, Laurann Dohner, J. R. Ward., Lynsay Sands, Gena Showalter, Laural K. Hamilton. These authors are my "must have everything". I will re-order whatever the newest book is.

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It should say I will PRE-order whatever the newest book is. LOL

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    2. Hi Renee! Welcome back to my blog. I'm glad you're enjoying the hop. Carrie Ann Ryan puts on an awesome hop, doesn't she? :)

      Ooh, great picks! And more to add to my TBR list. My poor, poor overworked Kindle!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  28. Romance is all about building a lasting relationship :-) One of my favorite authors is Sherrilyn Kenyon. Love your blog!

    krystalshannan@yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Krystal, so true. At the end of a good romance, you should be convinced that couple will be together through thick and thin. *sigh* I've got the first book in the Dark Hunter series waiting on my Kindle. It's going to be hard picking my next book after seeing all these great recommendations!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  29. Absolutely loved your post! My favorite authors are probably Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh and Marjorie M Liu.

    lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Lindsay! I've got books by all your faves on my TBR list. I wish I could just do nothing for a week or two but read. Though that wouldn't be nearly enough time to get through all the books I want to read!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  30. One of my favorites is Diana Gabaldon.

    Thanks, Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmails dot com

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    1. Hi Tracey. I've got Outlander just waiting for me to read it. I'm kind of afraid to pick it up, because I know I'll fall in love with it and won't be able to read anything else for months and months because those books are so huge!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  31. I love reading romance books because it is an escape away from real life, knowing in the end that the girl gets the guy and they live happy ever after....I have met my Love and we do have a Happy Ever After...

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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    1. Hi Ronnkelly. Welcome back to my blog! I've met my honey too, and we have a real-life happily ever after too! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Hi Joy. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  33. I love romance books, contemporary and historical are my favorite

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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    1. Hi Susan. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  34. I agree Lorelei's cowboys rock. I also read lots of romantic suspense. Thanks for the giveaway, and have a great weekend.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kaylyn. Her cowboys are smokin' hot!!!!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  35. I loved your post, and am now following you! :) One of my favorite parts of these blog hops :)

    I love J.R. Ward too!

    Thank you for such an awesome giveaway, and I look forward to reading more on your blog!

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Marie. Thanks so much for following me! :) We BDB fans need to stick together!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  36. I really like Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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    1. Hi Evie. Oh man, between you and Tracey and my critique partner, Kristine Cayne, that's three people recommending Outlander to me. Like I said above, I've been afraid to read it because I know it's going to consume me. But now I think it's going to be next. Because I have to know why everyone loves it so much.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  37. Hi Dana, Waving at ya! Enjoying the hop and visiting our friends blog sites. Happy hop and keep writing.

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    1. Hi Lily!!!! Thanks so much for dropping by. :)

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  38. Wow! Great excerpt. Definitely adding it to my wishlist.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Vanessa. Thank you! That's so nice to hear. I hope you enjoy the book. :)

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  39. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA's, the love. I love it all!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Shadow. I love the romance too. It's the whole falling-in-love thing, I think. I love the tension, the nerves, the whole will they, won't they, why the hell don't they already, my god they're driving me crazy! thing. And then when they do, and they get their HEA... awww... Yeah, totally love that.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  40. Great post! Some of my fav's Johanna Lindsey! Lara Adrian! JR Ward! Lynn Hagen! Stormy Glenn! and the list goes on and on!!!

    thanks for the contest!!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Foretta. Thanks! :) Joanna Lindsey was the first romance author I ever read. I think I read every single pirate book she ever put out in the 80's. Oh, those pirates!

      Dang, I have the first of Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series, and I almost started it a couple weeks ago, but I got side-tracked by something else... and since you've mentioned her, now I'm warring with myself over whether to start that one or Outlander next. Oh this is so tough! (LOL, what a *horrible* problem to have!)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  41. Most everyone you recommended are some of my favs. Karen Marie Moning is at the top of that list. Thanks for the contest and since you make such wonderful recommendations I will definitely be reading your books. We seem to have some of the same taste in books, so looking forward to adding to my list.

    sam1slim1@gmail.com

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  42. Thanks for being part of the hop

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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    1. Hi Donna, thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  43. some of my favorite authors are: Susan Mallery-Fool's Gold series, Christy Reece-Last Chance Rescues, Susan Elizabeth Phillips-Nobody's Baby but Mine, Lorelei James - Blacktop Cowboys & Rough Riders series. SOOO much to choose from out there. LOL
    edor628@verizon.net

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    1. Hi Eileen! Ooh, thanks so much for all the awesome recs!

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  44. Paranormal romance or Military heroes all the way?! I adore a good alpha hero.
    For me the most important aspect of romance is the growing intimacy and chemistry {non sexual} between people.
    Thanks for participating in the hop and giving us all a chance to win.
    bidelia78@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kitty!

      I love alphas too. Trish McCallan's Forged in Fire is a good blend of paranormal and military romance, so check it out if you haven't already.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  45. Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially romance. I love reading contemporary, historical and erotic romance. I love the happy ending that is garenteed at the end. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. My favorite romantic moment was when my fiancé asked me to marry him! We meant two years ago right around when summer was ending when my friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. I think it is romantic when he brings me flowers because no one else has ever done it! Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

    prettyunicorn78@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Patti!

      Lover Mine is an awesome book. I was so happy to see those two get together. Definitely one of my faves in the series.

      Sounds like your fiance is a keeper! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  46. Favorite genre is paranormal romance. Favorite authors: J.R. Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Debra Anastasia, Shannon K. Butcher, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Elisabeth Staab, Lara Adrian, Karen Marie Moning, Kresley Cole, Vivian Arend, Maya Banks, Thea Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Nalini Singh, J.D. Tyler, Christine Warren, Pamela Palmer, Charlene Teglia...just to name a few! Thanks for joining the hop and for the awesome giveaway!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Thanks so much for all the awesome recommendations! I've got several of those writers on my TBR list or have already started their series. The hard part is choosing which book to read next!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  47. Thanks for participating. My favorite genre is Science Fiction Romance, but I read a bit of everything usually.

    AnnaM.
    doxisrcool at aol.com

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    1. Hi Anna,

      I'm a book-reading omnivore myself. Can't read just one thing all the time! I totally forgot sci-fi romance! I haven't read a lot of it, but I do have Marcella Burnard's Enemy Within on my TBR pile.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  48. I love contemporary and historical romance. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  49. Awesome excerpt! Definitely want to know how that one turns out!
    livrancourt (at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Liv! I hope you enjoy the book.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  50. Dana, thank you so much for the shoutout! I want everyone to know that your books are wonderfully well-crafted stories filled with romance and adventure. Well worth every penny and more!

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    1. Hi Kristine. Aw, thank you. Now I'm blushing. :") I called out your books for all the same reasons.

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  51. So happy that I found your blog via the Hop. I love romantic suspense. Looking forward to reading your books.

    -Crystal (CrysTvsky@hotmail.com)

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    1. Hi Crystal,

      Thank you! That's so nice to hear. I hope you enjoy them.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  52. Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!
    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kim,

      I have a Lora Leigh book on my TBR list. Decisions, decisions! After all the great recs during this hop, it's going to be VERY hard to pick my next book!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  53. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love romance stories!
    I'm Sarah Kalaitzidis
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  54. Romance is about putting another before yourself. Wanting to do the little things so that that other person is happy, thus making you happy.
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Mel,

      Exactly! :) Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest!

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  55. I love Stacey Joy Netzel's books! I just read Lost in Italy, More Than a Kiss and now I'm going to start Chasin' Mason soon. I love Larissa Ione too, her Demonica series was so good. I've got a few faves that you have to try!

    Paranormal: Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld series & the first book in her new series called Wicked Nights), Alexandra Ivy (Guardians of Eternity series), Laura Wright (Mark of the Vampire series, I promise that this series is REALLY hot), Lara Adrian

    Erotic: I'm just getting back into erotic after having a bad experience a few years ago so I only have one rec and it's Laurann Dohner's New Species series, it's one of the best I've ever read!

    Historical: Alexandra Hawkins has some of the best bad boys in her Lords of Vice series, they are borderline villians sometimes but Alexandra always finds a way to redeem them!

    Adria
    adria(.)rose_03(at)yahoo(.)com

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    1. Hi Adria,

      Ooh, thanks so much for all the recs! I'm writing all of them down. Sounds like we have similar taste!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  56. i like comedy, paranormal and scifi/fantasy romances - Daniel M - regnod@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Daniel,

      All good choices! Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  57. I read so much and enjoy many genres of romance. My faves are PNR /Military/Sci-Fi and I also love historicals....Must have HEA ... One great thing about this hop is getting to know so many new to me authors!! Some favorites... Bianca D'arc, Kate Douglas, Thea Harrison, Stephanie Laurens, Suzanne Brockman, Nalini Singh, Christine Warren, Vivian Arend, Laurell k Hamilton, Sandra Hill.... I really could go on and on. I love the Insatiable Bookslut T-shirt comment....that is so me...

    maryjooller [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. Hi Mary Jo!

      Thanks for all the recs! I have some of those writers on my TBR pile, but not all of them, so making notes!

      I'm sure I could buy Insatiable Bookslut T-shirts for everybody who commented and they'd all laugh with recognition.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  58. My favorite romance authors are Larissa Ione, J.R. Ward, Eden Bradley/Eve Berlin, Shayla Black, Crystal Jordan, and R.G. Alexander. Thanks for being part of the blog hop and for the giveaway!
    flava_sava_chick@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Brandi,

      More authors to check out. I love it!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  59. Gena Showalter, Larissa Ione

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      Thanks for the recs, and for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  60. I love humorous romances, like Jennifer Crusie

    Michele Lawrence
    shermie40 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Michele,

      You reminded me that I forgot to recommend Jennifer Crusies' Bet Me. Great book!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  61. I enjoy all romance genres, some of my favorite authors are Lisa Kleypas, JR Ward, SEP, Karen Marie Moning, Ilona Andrews, Diana Gabaldon, that's just to new a few.
    I love discovering new authors.
    Thanks for the chance

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    1. Hi Loupe

      Thanks for the recs! You're making it so hard to pick my next read!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  62. I celebrate any Author that touches me deeply with their wonderful gift of writing..I think thats truly amazing ..Wen I C touch & feel the story..It then become soooooooooo Real in it self thats Romantic & wonderful 2 me..thanQ so appreciative 2 learn about more Talent Writers..U guys ((rock))! I wish U the Best..:D
    redz041@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Ruby!

      I know what you mean. A book that touches your heart is so special.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  63. I read a little bit of everything and some of my others I like that feature romance in there genres/subgenres are Lisa Gardner, Lisa Jackson, Laurell K. Hamilton (the first 8 or 9 Anita Blake), and Stacia Kane (LOVE the Downside Ghosts series).

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    1. Forgot my email: snhoveln(at)gmail(dot)com

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    2. Hi Stephanie,

      I forgot to mention Lisa Gardner. Loved The Perfect Husband. Very creepy!

      How funny--I was planning to try that Stacia Kane series very soon!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  64. Thank you for being part of the blog hop and for the giveaway. :)

    yazmin.z.rangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  65. Thanks for the contest!
    Romance can be as simple as holding hands with your loved one!

    donnasing777@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Donna,

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  66. My favourite paranormal romance write is Ilona Andrews.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Hi Jo,

      Thanks for the recommendation. You're not the first person to mention Ilona Andrews to me recently. I've bought the first one in her series (Breeds, I think?).

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  67. I have many favorites its hard to narrow it into a list
    Add you on FB & goodreads
    Beckey White
    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hi Beckey,

      LOL--me too. Took me forever to put this post together!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  68. I love historical romance
    tjandbcd at optonline dot net

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      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  69. This sounds so good can't wait to read it thanks for sharing!
    Thank you for the great giveaway fun blog hop!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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    1. Hi Latisha,

      Thank you--that's so nice to hear! I hope you enjoy the book.

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  70. There are a lot of favorite romances and romance authors that I have. It all depends on my mood. I like Lora Leigh, Shelly Laurenston, Christine Feehan, Tymber Dalton, Amber Kell, etc. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great labor day weekend.
    jessangil at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      Oh man, you gave me a whole other list of authors to check out! I'm going to be busy!

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  71. Some of my favorite authors are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Linda Howard, Jayne Ann Krentz, Lora Leigh and Lori Foster.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      Ooh, lots of great picks! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest! :)

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  72. Thanks so much for mentioning Lost In Italy, Dana! I've got Revenge waiting patiently on my Nook. :) After that excerpt, I'm looking forward to it even more!

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    1. Hi Stacey,

      You're so welcome. I really enjoyed that book, and I'm looking forward to Chasin' Mason!

      I hope you enjoy Revenge. :)

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