My first sci-fi romance, Blue Vision, has been nominated for the P&E Readers’ Poll. Yay! 😀 You can vote now in one of two categories, Romance or Science Fiction & Fantasy…
Source: Vote for BLUE VISION!
I have exciting news, which also works very well for ILRB’s 300th post! The I Love Romance Blog was nominated by the It’s Good to Be Crazy Sometimes blog for the Liebster Award.
Thank you so much! ♥♥♥ Please go check out that blog:
Here are the rules.
My questions for other bloggers:
Well, it’s that simple! Thank you for the nomination, and I hope the other bloggers get a chance to participate! As always, it’s been a pleasure! 😀
Hello, readers! It’s that time of year again, when Solstice Publishing gears up for their Author of the Year contest! Readers get to cast their votes for their favorite author. How exciting, right? So, before I tell you to go ahead and cast your vote for your favorite romance author at Solstice, let me tell you that, yes, I am on the list. This is, however, not shameless begging on my end for you to vote for me. That is certainly your choice. There are lots of talented authors at Solstice, and I respect all of my fellow authors!
But, just in case you’re interested, here is a list of my Solstice book titles in order of recent to oldest, as well as their descriptions. Since this blog is all about romance, I thought it would be apropos to include romance books…
She never expected it…
Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.
She was unlike any other…
Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers.
Can Alec’s soul be saved by this unique human? Or will it be far too late?
Upon Your Honor, Book 2 of the Heiresses in Love Series
Fara Bellamont has been back in society for a year after leaving Cluny Abbey, where her uncle sent her long ago. When he chooses a suitor for her for marriage, she fears that she will be forced to marry a stranger and live a miserable life.
But, Fara finds herself thrust into an adventure of a lifetime when unforeseen circumstances cause her to place her trust in a strange man for protection. His intervention not only saves her, but puts her in an even more compromising position.
Grant Hill, a trading captain, is enchanted by the young heiress not only because of her beauty, but because she is hardly conventional. Underneath her ladylike exterior lies a tigress. Grant cannot help but offer his protection as she is in need and he is far from immune from her charms.
Fara just never bargained on the passion that she feels for Grant Hill. As events unfold, she must decide whether her desires and the dictates of her heart should trump the rules of society…
I just received some awesome news! Second Nature, book one of the Blood at First Sight Series, was nominated to compete in the TRR Readers’ Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Yay! Thank you, TRR! 😀
Second Nature is now in the next round, where readers must vote for it!
In the Nomination Round, Second Nature has to garner at least 50 nominations within the time period in order to qualify for the next and final round. The nomination will start on September 11 and end on September 30. Please feel free to nominate the book here: http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=16286
OR you can vote here at http://www.theromancereviews.com/bookvote.php
You’ll find Second Nature listed in the Paranormal Romance category about three-fourths the way down the page.
Anyway, this is quite an honor! So, don’t forget to vote for Second Nature, as well as your other favorite books! 🙂
So, I just wanted to pop in here and inform you that I won the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest for poetry! My winning poem, “Lovers Like Us”, ended up in an anthology with the other participants, but I got the first page. How awesome is that? 😉
Poets & Writers in Action is comprised of both poetry and short stories. A few other writers that made it into the anthology were Deepak Menon, Robin White, Terry Gilbert, Raven Wilkie, Vinita Singh, and several more.
Yay! What a proud moment! You can read all of our works in the anthology. I hope you get a chance to check it out! 🙂
Many thanks to Carol Balawyder for nominating ILRB for this award! 🙂
Carol Balawyder was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec and now lives in Montreal. She taught ESL and criminology for many years. Now, retired, she concentrates her time on writing crime novels, memoirs (see Mourning Has Broken under C.A. Balawyder)and women’s fiction. She is the author of Open for Business, Windows on Sci-Tech and her stories have appeared in Room Magazine, The Anthology of Canadian Writers and Mindful.org.
You can visit her at www.carolbalawyder.com
The Versatile Blogger Award is given in recognition for the great commitment, diverse talents and generosity shown by bloggers here in our community. There is so much creativity on show that it is difficult to reduce a list to only a few but for those nominated it is hoped that it will motivate them as well as celebrate their work to date.
Here are the rules:
– Show the award on your blog
– Thank the person who nominated you
– Share seven facts about yourself
– Nominate up to fifteen blogs
– Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know
1. I am a bit of a perfectionist at times. If something isn’t right, it really bugs me and I have to find a way to fix it.
2. I just received Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards.
3. My first published book was a literary fiction and poetry anthology.
4. I was once a copy editor for an online student journal in college.
5. I tend to put my characters through a lot of trouble in my books.
6. I love writing, and I can’t imagine doing anything else!
7. When I am working on a project, my calico cat Emma often tries to steal my snacks. LOL.
Some of the bloggers I’ve chosen are new to my blog, while others have visited before. But, all of them are talented, wonderful ladies!
Celia Kennedy – http://www.womanreinventsself.blogspot.com/
Celia Kennedy was born in Wurzburg, Germany on a military base. Her parent’s penchant for traveling has stuck with her, she’s lived in and traveled through several countries.
The imagined world has always fascinated Celia. She has studied Art History, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Architecture. Her thirteen year career at UW in Seattle ended in 1996. Not wanting to be homeless, she left the academic world and worked as a Landscape Architect, married the love of her life, became a mom, has been PTA President, Girl Scout leader and Boy Scout leader.
The unimaginable wealth in her life is the most fascinating thing to her.
Her love of travel, the designed and natural world, friendship, self-discovery, wine, chocolate, AND love are the foundation of her books.
Celia published her first book, Charlotte’s Restrained, The Accidental Stalker in December 2012, Venus Rising in August of 2013, Sugar It’s Cold Outside, Cupid on the Loose Anthology, April’s Fool, Fool’s Rush In Anthology, 2015 AND Kathleen’s Undressed, The Accidental Enigma on February 23, 2015. Three other works are in progress.
Devika Fernando – http://www.devikafernando.com/blog
Almost as soon as Devika Fernando could write, she imagined stories and poems. After finishing her education in Germany and returning to her roots in Sri Lanka, she got a chance to turn her passion into her profession. Having lived in Germany and in Sri Lanka with her husband has made her experience the best (and the worst) of two totally different worlds – something that influences her writing. Her trademark is writing sweet, yet deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust. What she loves most about being an author is the chance to create new worlds and send her protagonists on a journey full of ups and downs that will leave them changed. She draws inspiration from everyone and everything in life. Besides being a romance novel author, she works as a self-employed German web content writer, as a translator, and as a faithful servant to all the cats, dogs, fish and birds in her home. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or thinking about writing.
Having always loved to read and write, Devika made her dream come true in 2014 when she became a self-published novelist. The Amazon bestselling author has published several eBooks in the genres contemporary romance, paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Her German and Sri Lankan roots influence her writing.
Beverly Ovalle – http://beverlyovalleromance.blogspot.com/
Beverly Ovalle dabbled with writing on and off for years when her best friend finally dared her to submit a story to a writing contest. She decided she had nothing to lose and since she’d always wanted to be an author sent it in and agonized for months waiting to hear back.
Beverly has been obsessed with dragons and romance since she was a young girl, collecting dragon books and reading everything she could find on them even down to the care of real life dragons. On the other hand she’s always been slightly panicked that the world as we know it will end, so has prepped for it, haunting survivalist pages and prepper projects she felt she needed in the event her world ended.
An avid fan of all romance, Beverly’s goal is to share her love of the written word and write the hot and erotic romances that she enjoys. She writes what she loves to read and it was only a matter of time before her obsessions crept into her writing for her to share.
A Navy Veteran, Beverly’s traveled around the world and the United States to be able to bring her settings to life, meeting and marrying her husband of twenty five years along the way for her own romance. Reading romances since the fourth grade she’s followed as the genre changed and spread into the vast cornucopia of romance offered today.
Sue M. Van (aka Haven Malone) – (Love her Gravatar! So magickal!) – https://indieauthorsblog.wordpress.com/
I am a 61 year old grandmother of 5 and mother of 3 beautiful daughters. I am trying to be an author as well. This blog is dedicated to Indie Authors who need a bit of assistance getting their books noticed.
A.B. Funkhauser – http://abfunkhauser.com/
A.B. Funkhauser is a funeral director, classic car nut and wildlife enthusiast living in Ontario, Canada. Like most funeral directors, she is governed by a strong sense of altruism fueled by the belief that life chooses us and we not it.
“Were it not for the calling, I would have just as likely remained an office assistant shuffling files around, and would have been happy doing so.”
Life had another plan. After a long day at the funeral home in the waning months of winter 2010, she looked down the long hall joining the director’s office to the back door leading three steps up and out. At that moment a thought occurred: What if a slightly life-challenged mortician tripped over her man shoes and landed squarely on her posterior, only to learn that someone she once knew and cared about had died, and that she was next on the staff roster to care for his remains?
Like funeral directing, the writing called, and four years and several drafts later, Heuer Lost and Found was born.
Welcome! My name is Andreia. I’m 31 and live in a beautiful small town. I have a lot of passions but books were my first passion, my first love. This blog is all about books and a good cup of coffee. I read, recommend and review them.
As I mentioned not too long ago, the Heiresses in Love Series and M&M were nominated for this award, the 2014 Red Carpet Book Awards . You can vote now for each category.
The Heiresses In Love Series (book three is in progress now)
Here is the link to vote for these romance novels in the historical category.
The Magick Series (book two is written and almost ready to be published)
Here is the link to vote for this novella in the paranormal category.
Thanks so much for following my work! 🙂
Lions and tigers and bears…oh, my! I just found out that Magick & Moonlight has a spot in the nominations for the paranormal category of Red Carpet Book Awards! Yay! It is up there with such greats as Paige Tyler and Dianne Duvall! 🙂
Voting has begun. If you loved M&M, my love story with fantasy elements, cast your vote here! And don’t forget to vote for your other favorite authors in the additional categories!
Start voting and let the paranormal games begin…;)
I am so excited to announce that voting has finally begun for the BTS Red Carpet Book Awards! The Heiresses in Love Series was nominated for this award not too long ago. I am thrilled to see these books alongside such greats as Grace Burrowes, Katie MacAlister, Shana Galen and Samantha Grace!
Voting has started. If you love UYR and UYH (Upon Your Return and Upon Your Honor), vote for them here in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards!
As always, happy reading! 🙂
May 1st – new release feature for Hard to Love by S. Jones
May 4th – guest post by Ricardo Mejías (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
May 9th – guest post by K.C. Sprayberry’s (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
May 11th – guest post by Dianne Hartsock (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
May 16th – guest post by Susanne Matthews (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
May 17th – new release feature for Timberline by Skye McNeil
May 18th – guest post by Tina Donahue (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
May 23rd – new release feature for Druid’s Portal by Cindy Tomamichel
May 23rd – new release feature for Excess Baggage by Laura Barnard
May 25th – guest post by Carole McKee (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
May 30th – guest post by Nikki Ashton (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
June 1st – guest post by Dating Connections (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
June 6th – guest post by Devika Fernando (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
June 8th – guest post by Tanya Newman (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
June 13th – guest post by Cleo Scornavacca (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
June 15th – guest post by Belinda Y. Hughes (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
June 20th – guest post by Ali Albazaz
June 22nd – guest post by Vivienne Vincent (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
June 27th – new release feature for Gun for Hire by J.J. Montgomery
June 29th – guest post by Rachael Tamayo (special feature: What Does Romance Mean to Me?)
July – hiatus
August 8th – Heroes & Heroines feature: Beverley Oakley
August 10th – guest post by Interracial Dating Central
August 15th – guest post by Dating Connections
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