Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop

This blog hop is officially over and all of the winners have been contacted.  Please check out my Events page to find more blog hops going on in the coming months.

Welcome to the Best of 2012 Giveaway Hop organized by the wonderful team at  who are keeping romance flourishing. Below is my list of top favorite books of 2012 either published this year or ones that I have read in 2012.   

1) Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Though the romantic aspects of Moran’s fictional interpretation of Madame Tussaud’s life is down played, the story of the 18th century wax modeller crafted by Moran is intriguing making the story engaging and stimulating emotions.  Moran creates a credible back story for a woman that few people know much about, but the museums around the world with her namesake are known widely.

2)  Firelight by Kristen Callihan
A historical/paranormal romance that keeps readers entranced page after page absorbed in the worlds of the supernatural and human desire.

3)  Mistletoe Fever by Jennifer Snow
Published in 2011 by the Wild Rose Press, this is a novella I read this year and found delightful.  The building up of Piper and Alex’s romance is a fun ride that leaves a lasting impression about finding love.

4)  The Devil’s Thief  by Samantha Kane
Published in 2012 by the Loveswept imprint, this Regency romance entangles the reader in the lives of Julianna Harte and Alasdair Sharp as the two argue over who is the rightful owner of the Stewart Pearl, a gem which Alasdair inherited from his family and agreed to give to Julianna if she slept with him.  How these two resolve their argument comes to a happy ending for all involved.

5)  Lord Midnight by Donna Cummings
Sensual and suspenseful, this historical romance is a true page turner never missing a step to hold the readers attention.

6)  Montana Dreams by Jillian Hart
A modern western with a touch old fashioned, gentlemanly courtesy, which has seemed to have gone out with rotary phones.  It’s love American style or what was once American style.

7)  One Knight in Brooklyn by Casea Major
A time traveling tale with a romance that can weater any storm, overcome any obstacle, and keep the reader soaring.

8)  Bound by Night by Naomi Clark
A historical paranormal romance that incites the imagination and stirs carnal desires.

9)  Sword and Lute by Cate Rowan
       A fantasy adventure that brings together the mortal lute player Amara and an immortal Taso who possesses magical powers.  This love story brings a tear to the reader's eye in the sweetest way.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Wishes Blog Hop

This contest is officially over.  Please check out my Events page for more blog hops to participate in the coming months.

Welcome to the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop which will run from December 7 to 13, 2012.  Thank you to the administrators at Book & Trailer Showcase (BTS Virtual Book Tours), Coffee Beans & Love scenes (CBLS Promotions), and Full Moon Bites (FMB Blog Tours) for organizing this blog hop.

Christmas wish lists, almost everyone is tempted to make one.  They contain what its author wants most.  Beyond the usual gifts of material objects and seeing loved ones, Christmas wishes might include the desire to find love for those who haven’t experienced it so far.

In Jennifer Snow’s contemporary romance Mistletoe Fever from the Wild Rose Press, New York City art gallery owner Piper Johnson wishes to find a man who wants to spend Christmas with her.  She tells her lawyer friend Alex Miller about her plan to put a classified ad in the personal column of a local newspaper with a detailed description of the kind of man she’s looking for to spend with on Christmas.  She supplies an email as her contact information with the user name as Mistletoe Fever.  A few frames in and Piper finds a likely candidate whom she nicknames her Mistletoe Mystery.  I’ll leave it up to readers to guess who is her MM, and if her Christmas wish comes true.

Ginny Baird takes Christmas wishes in another direction in The Holiday Bride bringing together two complete strangers.  Waitress Lucy West always desired a 1950’s style happily ever after existence.  Instead she thinks she has to settle for something much less, an affable man who doesn‘t stir her emotions but he is the only man who has entered her life asking for her hand in marriage. Little does she know that Christmastime and Santa Claus have other plans in store for her when she wakes up in William Kinkaid’s home, a bachelor dad whose son thinks Santa brought this woman into their home to be his and his sister’s new mommy and daddy’s new wife.  It’s a story that puts a smile on the reader’s face.

Cheryl Bolen’s historical romance Home For Christmas tells about a startling romance that blossoms all because of a young woman’s Christmas wish.  For six long years, Captain David St. Vincent has dreamt about returning home to Ramseyfield and seeing one resident in particular, Elizabeth Balfour, who stirred heady sensations in him as a young buck. To his surprise, it’s not Elizabeth he‘s driven to be around, but her plain younger sister, Catherine.  The years at sea have matured him and he realizes it was Catherine who wept when he left, she who presented him with a cross to keep him safe while in service to the crown, and she who read and carefully collected the newspaper accounts of his sea battles.  Her Christmas wish is to hope that David could care for her as sincerely as she has come to do for him.  The Yuletide makes such an improbability become a reality.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Andrei Lanes Live at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn

Electronica composer-arranger Andrei Lanes will be performing live at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Friday, December 7, 2012.  Set begins at 8:30pm.  Check out Andrei’s recordings here:

Cameo Gallery
93 North 6th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn  11211
(718) 302-1180

Andrei Lanes: