Books With Buzz: Grace Burrowes – and an ereader giveaway!

GraceBurrowes Many historical romance readers know Grace Burrowes as the very prolific author of European historicals, many of which have been enjoyed by our reviewers and readers. Darius received a DIK review here, and many of her other books and novellas have been well-received also.

Burrowes’ latest release, Once Upon a Tartan takes readers to Scotland, where a smart, headstrong beauty has little use for an English lord’s highhanded ways. Hester Daniels and Tiberius Flynn are entrusted with the care of a little girl and while Hester wants her raised in her beloved – if rundown – home in Scotland, Tiberius insists that his prosperous estate is the only fit place for a child. And as they battle, other kinds of sparks start to fly! Continue reading

Sourcebooks contest! (Contest Now Closed)

If you’re curious about some of the small press offerings you’ve seen in bookstores, the authors at Sourcebooks Casablanca, the romance divison of Sourcebooks, have offered a wonderful prize to our readers. The winner here will get a variety of books in several different genres from several authors. It looks like a fun way to try out new authors and add some books to the TBR list just in time for summer. The prize includes copies of all of the following and more information about each of the books can be found here:

Donna Lea Simpson – Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark

Kendra Leigh Castle – Wild Highland Magic

Marie Force – Line of Scrimmage

Mary Margaret Daughtridge – SEALed With A Kiss and SEALed With a Promise

Michele Young – The Lady Flees Her Lord

Cheryl Brooks – Slave and Rogue (Cat Star Chronicles)

Judi Fennell – In Over Her Head

Loucinda McGary– Wild Sight

Libby Malin – Fire Me

Linda Wisdom – Wicked By Any Other Name

Amelia Grey – A Duke To Die For

Robin Kaye – Romeo Romeo & Too Hot To Handle

To enter the contest, just comment below with the name of your favorite small press romance or if you don’t have one, why you would like to try some. The contest is open from now until 5pm EST on Thursday, May 14. Good luck!

-Lynn Spencer

Small Publishers – Bringing Variety to the Romance Market

I grew up in a smaller city that was a little lacking in the movie theater area. We had choices, but almost all of those choices were mainstream blockbuster films from the major studios. If you wanted more variety, you had to put forth a great deal of effort to get it. However, in recent years, this has changed. The major studio productions are still there, but indie films seem to be proliferating as well. There are the word of mouth hits that eventually went mainstream such as Slumdog Millionaire and Once, but also more obscure films. I am no cinema expert by any stretch, but I watch enough to notice that suddenly, the local film market seems to have had new life breathed into it.

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