Posts Categorized: Guest Post

Feb 21
Blog Tour: Free Agent by Robin Covington

Blog Tour: Free Agent by Robin Covington

Today, I have a guest post by Robin Covington about her novella “Free Agent” in the Hot on Ice anthology. 20% of the royalties will be donated to Home for our Troops. I also like that in the anthology, each team member has their own story! Free Agent Can I tell you a secret? I don’t know anything about hockey. Now, I did research to write the story for this anthology but it was the first time I’d ever watched a hockey game. But, I LOVE sports romance – baseball, football, rugby, and even hockey heroes are my catnip. Maybe it’s the alpha maleness of the whole thing or the appeal of a man who works and hones his body to be at a top competitive level. So sexy!!! In… Read more »

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Jan 25
Blog Tour: Guest Post-Life in the Spotlight by Heather Long

Blog Tour: Guest Post-Life in the Spotlight by Heather Long

I’m honored to be part of the Good Reads, Good Causes blog tour! And even more so knowing that 20% of the royalties will be donated to Home for our Troops. It’s a great organization and I firmly believe that heroes shouldn’t be homeless or struggle to live in their house. I’m also really excited to read Hot on the Ice! It’s a unique take on an anthology-each team member has their own story! Life in the Spotlight One might think that life under the spotlight is a great place to be. After all, how bad could fame be? Anyone who has found their every movement, choice, or taste analyzed, criticized, and held up for ridicule across social media and the press will have a very different opinion. Just ask… Read more »

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Mar 19
Blog Tour: Guest Post-Top 5 Reasons Chicago is for Lovers by Kate Meader

Blog Tour: Guest Post-Top 5 Reasons Chicago is for Lovers by Kate Meader

Chicago is larger-than-life—just like my firefighting foster siblings, the Dempseys! And it’s also a great place to get your romance on. 1. The food. You could eat out a different restaurant every night of the week for years and never get bored. And we all know, variety is key to any great relationship. *wink* 2. The lake. It’s blue and twinkles in the sunlight and there’s nowhere more romantic on a hot summer night, especially if you know a guy with a boat. 3. The architecture. Tall, shiny skyscrapers mix with old school buildings, making Chicago an epic destination. Against the backdrop of the beautiful skyline, how could you not fall in love? 4. The neighborhoods. You might find love with a billionaire on a trip down the Mag Mile,… Read more »

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Sep 02
Guest Post: My Characters Put Me Through the Emotional Wringer by Tanya J Peterson

Guest Post: My Characters Put Me Through the Emotional Wringer by Tanya J Peterson

I’m thrilled to welcome Tanya back to Lit, etc.! As some of you may recall, I adored Leave of Absence and when Tanya asked if I’d participate in the blog tour for her new release, I couldn’t say no. I asked Tanya about writing difficult topics and if your interested, you can read her previous guest post, in which she discusses writing about mental illness. My Characters Put Me Through the Emotional Wringer I absolutely love creating and writing stories. The best part is making characters. From the moment they take shape, they become part of me, and I spend as much time with them as I do with my family. Okay, probably more so. I’d ask that people refrain from telling my husband and children about this, but they… Read more »

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Apr 04
Blog Tour: Guest Post-From Rabbits to Regency Rogues by Julie Anne Long + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-From Rabbits to Regency Rogues by Julie Anne Long + Giveaway

I’m excited to welcome Julie Anne Long to Lit, etc! Today she’s talking about the first story she wrote and how she came about to write about rogues. You can read an exclusive excerpt here. From Rabbits to Regency Rogues Between the Devil and Ian Eversea is my fourteenth published book. Well, fifteenth, if you count the Crayola-illustrated, bound-in-staples affair about a talking rabbit named Reddy I self-published when I was about six. It was a thrilling milestone—to me, the whole point of learning to write was so I could finally record the stories I was forever making up. Even before I could read, I would sit cross-legged with the grown-up chapter books in our house (our house was chock full of books of all kinds), and stare at the… Read more »

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Mar 21
Blog Tour: Guest Post-Nuances in the Muffin Man by Stephan Collina + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-Nuances in the Muffin Man by Stephan Collina + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on the Muffin Man blog tour and I’m excited to welcome Stephan Collina to Lit, etc. I asked Stephen about nuances he encountered while writing Muffin Man. I really like his guest post because it’s an insight to how an author writes. Nuances in the Muffin Man The “Muffin Man” is a tale set in the 1970s that, through the personal lives of its key founding staff, the rise of a secret organization that carries out assassinations away from Congressional or other Governmental supervision. Thus, with its target audience located in two culturally similar but different countries, and with events set forty years earlier, there are inherent within the story a range of nuances I had to consider. Some of these nuances were simple enough to consider,… Read more »

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Feb 18
Blog Tour: Guest Post-Write What You Know by Devri Wells + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-Write What You Know by Devri Wells + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on the Wings of Arian blog tour and I’m excited to welcome Devri Walls to Lit, etc. I asked Devri if she agrees with the saying, “write what you know.” Write What You Know Writing what you know is a really great piece of advice… as long as you realize that you actually know a lot. Unfortunately, that particular bit of writing advice, I believe, has become misconstrued along the way by people who have been bitten by the dreaded literalitis bug. You know, that dreaded disease where someone takes everything so literally you want to beat your head against the wall. Some of these poor sick people will try to tell you that you should only write books about places you have been, people you know,… Read more »

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Jan 13
Blog Tour: Guest Post-A fine Fauxmance by Maya Rodale + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-A fine Fauxmance by Maya Rodale + Giveaway

I’m happy to welcome Maya Rodale to Lit, etc! Today she’s talking about her newest release The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement. You can read an exclusive excerpt here. A fine Fauxmance: when fake engagement leads to true love with the bad boy billionaire 1. It starts with a prank… Let’s be real—no one just decides to pretend to be engaged. But sometimes friends take your iPhone. And sometimes friends have a wicked sense of humor and post things like “Jane Sparks and Duke Austen are engaged!” on Facebook when Jane and Duke have only shared one super sexy kiss. 2. …And continues with a crazy scheme. Jane assumes they’ll tell everyone it’s a prank. Duke has other ideas. He persuades her to fake an engagement—it’ll help him repair his… Read more »

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Oct 10
News: My Spanktacular Announcement by Mina Vaughn

News: My Spanktacular Announcement by Mina Vaughn

I’m excited to share Mina Vaughn’s announcement! Let’s break out the champagne and cheers Mina! Congratulations on your deal! My Spanktacular Announcement Hey everyone! I’ve been sitting on this news for a while now, just nerding out by myself, all stoked and wanting to share with you. Now I’m FINALLY able to give you the deliciously sordid details… …I have two new books coming out with Simon & Schuster! …and How to Discipline Your Vampire is now the first book in the Domme-nation series! Here’s the scoop: How to Reprimand Your Rock Star is an NA erotic romance about a women’s college basketball phenom who ropes in a mischievous rocker. You guys, Keaton Lowe of Trickster City is going to be your new favorite rocker hunk. He’s sexy, sweet and… Read more »

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Sep 26
Blog Tour: Guest Post-Ideas and Inspiration by AJ Warner + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-Ideas and Inspiration by AJ Warner + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on Love Interrupted blog tour! A.J is talking about ideas and inspiration. You can also read an excerpt here. The giveaway is located at the bottom (good luck!). Ideas & Inspiration I would love to be able to say that all of my inspiration and ideas come from my own creative thought process. But then I would be lying. In truth, everything around me inspires me in some aspect. Whether it is a tree with absolutely no life left in it or a kid on the playground, running the show, I see a story unfolding in every situation. The easy thing would be to say that hearts, flowers and love inspire me. But love alone doesn’t really speak to me. For me, all the background substance truly… Read more »

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Jul 10
Guest Post: The Appeal Of The Virgin Heroine by Cynthia Sax + Giveaway

Guest Post: The Appeal Of The Virgin Heroine by Cynthia Sax + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on The Seen Trilogy blog tour! Today Cynthia is talking about virgin heroines and their appeal. I reviewed the trilogy separately, but here’s the direct link to all three reviews. I liked the series and hopefully you’ll be inclined to check series or at least weigh in regarding virgins. Also the giveaway is located at the bottom (good luck!). The Appeal Of The Virgin Heroine Anna, the heroine of He Watches Me, is a virgin. Virgin heroines are unusual in contemporary erotic romances but then, Anna is an unusual young woman. Due to her past, she doesn’t trust easily. She certainly doesn’t trust a man enough to let him inside her. She kisses with her mouth closed and her eyes open. She deliberately doesn’t put herself in… Read more »

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May 29
Guest Post: Why I write Regency Romance by Lecia Cornwall

Guest Post: Why I write Regency Romance by Lecia Cornwall

As most of you probably know, I love historical romance. My preference has always been a Regency romance and I shy away from the other historical periods because there’s something missing. Today I’m honored to welcome Lecia Cornwall to Literary, etc! Her newest release, The Secret Life of Lady Julia is now available and I’m hoping to start it this weekend. I’ve always been curious why historical romance writers chose the period they tend to set their books in. When the opportunity came to have Lecia write a guest post, I wanted to know what drew her to the period (thank you!). Why I write Regency Romance I didn’t plan to, actually. I loved to write stories at school. I wrote bad poetry, good essays, and painted passably in high… Read more »

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