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Contemporary Romance Author Marianne Rice on Multitasking, Real-Life HEAs, and those Delicious McKay-Tucker Men

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Today I am thrilled to welcome my fellow Liquid Silver author Marianne Rice to my blog for a cup of tea and a chat! Marianne is the author of the McKay-Tucker Men series and a real-life superwoman! A full-time teacher, a mom to an active family, and a survivor of multiple mud runs and obstacle courses (that she did voluntarily...for fun!), Marianne still finds the time to write sexy contemporary romances for us to enjoy. Here's your chance to get to know her before Joss Whedon inevitably casts her in the next Avengers movie (as herself, of course). Read our interview, pick up one of her books (or three!), and tell all of your friends that you saw her here first! 
Ladies and Gentlemen, Marianne Rice!
Tea With Marianne Rice

What are you drinking?

I know most writers (okay, humans) drink coffee, but I’ve never been a fan. I love the smell but never acquired the taste. In the morning I drink Yogi Green Tea Detox. This makes up for the wine and vodka I drink at night ☺

You’re a teacher! I k…

Meet Solomon Peate from Mariana Gabrielle's New Multicultural Regency Romance, La Déesse Noire: The Black Goddess. Interview & Giveaway

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I am delighted to welcome Mariana Gabrielle to my blog today with a character interview and excerpt from her exciting new multicultural Regency romance, La Déesse Noire: The Black Goddess. I love unusual historicals, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to read this book. Check out this character interview, read the excerpt, RSVP to the Facebook launch part (we're all invited!), and enter the incredible giveaway below for a chance to win yourself a copy and plenty of other great prizes. Enjoy!

An Interview with Solomon Peate, the affianced of Miss Kali Matai, The Black Goddess

Once the news broke that Mr. Solomon Peate was the betrothed of Kali Matai, La Déesse Noire, it did not take long for newspapermen to begin seeking him out—at least, those who would speak to him face-to-face. He was now no stranger to the gossip columns; had he known the identity of Madame Cancanier of the Teatime Tattler, he might have choked the life out of her himself.

His words might yet be taken out of c…

Historical Romance Author Amy Quinton on the Regency, Humor in Romance, and The Agents of Change

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Tea with Amy Quinton


What are you drinking? 

Sweet tea (iced). Yeah, I’m from the South… lol

What can you tell us about What the Duke Wants

What the Duke Wants is about a duke who falls in love with an inappropriate woman – a woman from trade. This is a problem because during Regency times, a duke cannot simply ignore the rules of society and take a woman outside of his social class to wife. Especially, if said man is already tasked with restoring his tarnished family name. 

Oh, and if the woman he is falling in love with also happens to be his fiancée’s cousin…? Yikes. ☺

As our duke fights his desire for this woman, he grows more frustrated, jealous, and angry over the fact that he, with all his power and wealth, cannot have what he wants. The result is that every time he tries to behave honorably, he ends up behaving dishonorably instead. It isn’t until he learns to be true to himself, that he can find his honor, peace, happiness, and… love.

Our heroine is quite strong, but she is also k…

Fever Dream: New Paranormal Suspense from J.J. DiBenedetto

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Fever Dream Dream Series, Book 9 By J.J. DiBenedetto
What if you could see everyone else's dreams?
Dr. Sara Alderson isn’t used to her patients dying for no reason. When a young boy succumbs to a mysterious illness that defies all her efforts to treat it, she refuses to accept defeat.
After two months of questions, Sara has attracted the attention of powerful people who don’t want their secrets uncovered, and will go to any lengths to make sure they stay hidden.
Now, time is running out for Sara to unravel the mystery before anyone else falls victim to the illness. And before her career, her family and her freedom are taken from her by enemies she doesn’t even know she has.
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Excerpt
It’s one in the morning, and the last guests have gone.  Other than the cleaning crew, Brian and I are the only ones left in the ballroom.  I know we need to leave, but I can’t bear the thought of standing up and trying to walk out of the room, down …

Historical Romance Author Jude Knight on the Georgian Period, Gutsy Heroines, and Going Independent

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Today I am thrilled to be interviewing fellow historical romance author, Jude Knight. If you like strong heroines, gothy plots, and rich, historical settings as much as I do, I'm sure you'll love Jude Knight. If you don't yet, you're bound to after this awesome interview. 

Jude Knight started writing fiction when she was still at school, but went on to spend many years as a commercial writer. In late December 2012, she came home from her mother’s funeral determined to finally achieve the dream her mother had always supported. 

After more than a year collecting ideas, doing research, and creating plots and character sketches, she stopped procrastinating and started writing. Her first novella was published just before Christmas in 2014, and – to Jude’s awed surprise – hit several Amazon bestseller lists in both the US and the UK, at one point reaching the top 2 in the US and the very top in the UK. 2015 is the year of the novel, with one in April, one in August, and one in…