Music, Nostalgia and The King of Rock n Roll

on November 20, 2014

By Joanne Rock I’m celebrating a reissue this week. If you missed LOVE SO TENDER, a fun, funny contemporary romance anthology headlined by Stephanie Bond when it came out in print, I hope you’ll pick it up now that it’s back in a digital edition. I’d forgotten how much this project made me smile, but… Read More

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock

Four-time RITA finalist Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The USA Today bestselling author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small-town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly---love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel to gather new ideas.

https://www.Joannerock.com

Joanne Rock Contest

Joanne Rock is giving away a signed print copy of the McNeill Magnates books: THE FORBIDDEN BROTHER, WILD WYOMING NIGHTS and ONE NIGHT SCANDAL to one winner.

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HOMETOWN HEROES – HOTTER EVER AFTER

on October 9, 2014

A few months ago, a dear friend approached me about being in a charity box set.  My first reaction was a resounding yes, and I’m so glad I agreed.  First, because Pets for Vets, the charity we are raising money for is one I truly believe in.  Second, because the other authors in this bundle… Read More

Lucy Monroe

Lucy Monroe

Award winning and prolific USA Today Best Selling author Lucy Monroe's books have hit national bestsellers lists in both the US and England. Her highly charged, sensual stories touch on the realities of life while giving the reader a fantasy story not easily forgotten. Whether it's a passionate Harlequin Presents, a sexy single title for Grand Central or a steamy historical or paranormal, Lucy's books transport her readers to a special place where the heart rules and love conquers all. Visit her website at www.lucymonroe.com and read about all her upcoming books. Or email her at http://www.lucymonroe.com/contact/. "Lucy Monroe captures the very heart of the genre." --- New York Times Best Selling Author Debbie Macomber "Lucy Monroe writes smart, sensual, emotional books for intelligent women." --- New York Times Best Selling Author JoAnn Ross "Thank you for writing those alpha heroes I love." --- New York Times Best Selling Author Lori Foster "A Lucy Monroe book is a treat not to be missed." --- New York Times Best Selling Author Lora Leigh "Lucy Monroe is one of my favorite indulgences." --- New York Times Best Selling Author Christine Feehan

https://www.LucyMonroe.com

Holidays—Already!

on September 18, 2014

by Joanne Rock I’m excited to have a book out this week, and would you believe it’s a holiday 2-in-1? Ack! Is it that time already? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have Christmas on my radar yet. Maybe I should. Last year, December sneaked up on me and I didn’t feel prepared… Read More

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock

Four-time RITA finalist Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The USA Today bestselling author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small-town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly---love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel to gather new ideas.

https://www.Joannerock.com

Joanne Rock Contest

Joanne Rock is giving away a signed print copy of the McNeill Magnates books: THE FORBIDDEN BROTHER, WILD WYOMING NIGHTS and ONE NIGHT SCANDAL to one winner.

Enter Here

Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas

A fifth-generation Texan, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. A former teacher, Thomas traces the beginning of her storytelling career to the days when her twin sisters were young and impressionable.

With a degree in family studies, Thomas is a marriage and family counselor by education, a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A&M University campus, where she served as Writer in Residence.

Commenting on her contribution to the arts, Thomas said, "When I was teaching classes full-time, I thought I was making the world a better place. Now I think of a teacher or nurse or mother settling back and relaxing with one of my books. I want to take her away on an adventure that will entertain her. Maybe, in a small way, I'm still making the world a better place."

When not working on a novel, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and checking up on their two grown sons.

http://www.jodithomas.com/

THE PETS THAT MELTED OUR HEARTS

on October 14, 2013

When the four of us set out to create Charlie, the matchmaking Jack Russell Terrier in THE BILLIONAIRE’S MATCHMAKER, we drew partly from our own experiences with animals that have melted our hearts. Our pets may only be in our lives for a few years, but the bond they create is strong and ever-lasting. Today,… Read More

Shirley Jump

Shirley Jump

Writing has not only been Shirley Jump's Life, but also her passion. She wrote her first published article at the age of eleven and was hired as a reporter for a weekly newspaper at twelve. In the ensuing years, she wrote more than 3000 articles for national and local publications before turning her writing skills toward romance novels.

Originally from Massachusetts, she received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Massachusetts, graduating with honors. She now lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children.

In addition to writing for Silhouette Romance, Shirley also writes single title romantic comedies for Kensington Books.

Readers can contact her at Shirley Jump, P.O. Box 5126, Fort Wayne, IN 46895 or by emailing her at Shirley@ShirleyJump.c om

http://shirleyjump.com

Culling the herd—aka, why my DVR will have more room in 2013-14 TV season

on August 23, 2013

As the new television season is about to kick off in the next few weeks, I flipped through my DVR list of preset series recordings and decided it was time to cull the herd. I’ll admit I don’t watch a lot of live TV—which means I’m usually hopelessly out of the loop about current events… Read More

Lorelei James

Lorelei James

Portraiture by Russell LLoyd Jensen/Sage Studios

A bit about me: When I'm not squirreled away behind my laptop writing fun, sexy, contemporary erotic romances set in the modern day Wild West, I can be found reading everything under the sun, practicing yoga until I'm a pretzel, shootin' my .22, watching the Professional Bull Riders tour on Versus, and running a kid's taxi service, all in the guise of avoiding housework and rustlin' up vittles.

Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I'm a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I'm not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.

I also write a dark, gritty mystery series under another name. Check it out: http://www.loriarmstrong.com

http://www.loreleijames.com