Friday, July 19, 2013

Celebrating Contemporary Single Title Romances

The Get Lost in a Story crew sends our CONGRATULATIONS to the

ABOUT LAST NIGHT
Ruthie Knox

Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her.
Random House Group, Loveswept
Sue Grimshaw, editor
Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine — even her name turns him on — with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies.
When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night 
last a lifetime?
Ruthie is also a finalist in the Romance Novella category.
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BAREFOOT IN THE SAND
Roxanne St. Claire

When a hurricane roars through Lacey Armstrong’s home on the coast of Barefoot Bay, she decides all that’s left in the rubble is opportunity. A new hotel is just what Mimosa Key needs, and Lacey and her teenage daughter are due for a fresh start. And nothing, especially not a hot, younger architect, is going to distract Lacey from finally making her dreams a reality.

Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Amy Pierpont, editor
Love has already cost Clay Walker everything. And if he's going to have any chance of picking up the pieces of his life, he needs the job as Lacey Armstrong's architect. What's not in the plans is falling for the headstrong beauty. Her vision of the future is more appealing than anything he could have ever drafted for himself. Will Clay's designs on Lacey's heart be more than she can handle, or will she trust him to build something that will last forever?

MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter to win autographed copies of Roxanne St. Claire's BAREFOOT IN THE SAND & BAREFOOT IN THE RAIN. (North America) Start by leaving a comment. 

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FOREVER AND A DAY
Jill Shalvis

LOVE CAN HAPPEN IN A HEARTBEAT
Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh’s lovable mutt to caring for his rambunctious son. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad…
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Alex Logan, editor
With so many people depending on him, Josh has no time for anything outside of his clinic and family-until Grace arrives in town. Now this brainy blonde is turning his life inside out and giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “good bedside manner.” Josh and Grace don’t know if what they have can last. But in a town like Lucky Harbor, a lifetime of love starts with just one day…

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LUCKY IN LOVE
Jill Shalvis
Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Alex Logan, editor

Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she’s expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she’d like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he’s only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he’s gone…
For the first time in his life, Ty can’t bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn't including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. After all…anything can happen in a town called Lucky Harbor.

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MELT INTO YOU
Roni Loren
Book 2
Her first love has returned, and he's brought a friend...
After running away from home and the boy who broke her heart, Evan Kennedy has kick-started the perfect new life with her celebrity fiancé. So what if said fiancé prefers guys? She knew the deal. And with her ticket to The Ranch, an exclusive resort where any fantasy can be satisfied, she knows she can find someone to fulfill her less-than-traditional desires on the side.
Penguin Group USA, Berkley Heat
Kate Seaver, editor
She just never expected that man to be Jace Austin, her old heart-breaker—all grown up, hard-bodied, and holding out a collar. She knows it’s probably a world-class bad idea—especially since Jace has brought along his buddy Andre, who’s every bit as irresistible. But if they can stick to the no-strings rules, so can she.
Too bad Jace has never been so good with rules. Evan is convinced “forever” is a word used only in greeting cards, but Jace and Andre have one last fantasy of hers left to fulfill. It’s time to go big or go home. And neither man has ever been a fan of going home.

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SUGAR SPRINGS
Kim Law
Can she have the family she always wanted…
Lee Ann London once had big plans…scholarship, college, love. Then she found herself raising her deceased sister’s twin girls when their father disappeared. Now, with her beautiful girls, a community that depends on her, and her photography studio finally taking off, Lee Ann may not have the life she’d imagined, but it’s definitely the one she wants. Until Cody, her bad-boy ex, returns to Sugar Springs…
Amazon Publishing, Montlake Romance
Kelli Martin, editor

Or are some hurts too deep to heal?
Cody’s childhood put a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas. Bouncing around the foster care system, he was always the one to leave before anyone left him first. Then he found a place he wanted to stick: with Lee Ann, the best thing that ever happened to him. Only, he hurt her. Bad. He’s back now, and determined to earn her forgiveness…and maybe win back her love while he’s at it.

MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter to win an autographed advance reader's copy (ARC) of Kim Law's September release SWEET NOTHINGS before it hits shelves. (international) Start by leaving a comment.

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THE WAY BACK HOME
Barbara Freethy
Ex-Marine Gabe Ryder has lost a lot in his life. His mother died when he was a toddler. His father succumbed to alcoholism. And a week before their last day of service, a horrific firefight takes the life of his best friend and brother-in-arms, Rob Hayden. Now Gabe must fulfill his friend’s dying wish by helping Rob’s twin sister, Alicia.
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Micki Nuding, editor
Alicia has been reeling since her brother’s death. She’s lost a part of herself that she isn’t sure she can get back. On top of that, her eight-year-old son is longing for a father, who she thinks she’s found in her boyfriend Keith. Then Gabe shows up, moving into Rob’s house, helping with the family rafting business, and looking into her love life, and Alicia is resentful.
But when Alicia’s son and his best friend run away, Alicia and Gabe realize they must face their deepest fears and work together to bring them back, before the river rises.

MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter to win an autographed or digital copy of Barbara Freethy's ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS. (north America) Start by leaving a comment.
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ZOE'S MUSTER
Barbara Hannay
Three women … two families … one secret …
When Zoe, restless black sheep of the Porter family, discovers that her biological father is a North Queensland cattleman, Peter Fairburn, her deep desire to meet him takes her from inner city Brisbane to a job as a stockcamp cook.

Zoe’s mother, Claire, is wrestling with guilt and shock over Zoe’s discovery. She swears Zoe to secrecy, fearing that the truth could ruin the career of her high profile politician husband. When she is forced to confront her past, Claire also reassesses her marriage.

Penguin Group Australia, Michael Joseph Books
Belinda Byrne, editor
Virginia Fairburn is happily married to Peter, but she’s always lived with the shadow of the other woman her husband loved and lost.

On the muster at Mullinjim, Zoe meets brooding cattleman Mac McKinnon, who knows from painful experience that city girls can’t cope in the bush. Every instinct tells Mac that Zoe is hiding something. As the pressure to reveal her mother’s secret builds, Zoe fears she must confide in him or burst. 

The truth has the potential to destroy two families. Or can it clear the way for new beginnings?

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Congratulations to all the nominees for the RITA® in the
CONTEMPORARY SINGLE TITLE ROMANCE category!
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MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter
north America
*a digital copy of Ruthie Knox's ABOUT LAST NIGHT
*autographed copies of Roxanne St. Claire's BAREFOOT IN THE SAND 
& BAREFOOT IN THE RAIN
*an autographed copy of Roni Loren's MELT INTO YOU
*an autographed or digital copy of Barbara Freethy's ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS
*a digital copy of Barbara Hannay's ZOE'S MUSTER 

International giveaway through Rafflecopter (separate)
*an autographed advance reader's copy (ARC) of Kim Law's September release 
SWEET NOTHINGS 

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WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE COUPLE?
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20 comments:

  1. Whoo great books, love Bridget jones and clolin whoo
    Kimh

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  2. Holly Golightly and Paul 'Fred' Varjak in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - this movie makes me cry.

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  3. Beauty n the Beast. I love disney cartons :)

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  4. Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones in "Mask of Zorro" is one of my favorites. Another is Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in "Romancing a Stone" and "Jewel of the Nile".
    Congrats to everyone on some great books.

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  5. Favorite movie couple:

    Pretty Woman's Cinderella themed story with Vivienne (Julia Roberts), a young prostitute, and Edward (Richard Gere), a financial wizard who bought companies that were in trouble and then restructured them into successful businesses. They accidentally meet each other and discover redeeming qualities that eventually turn lead them both to discover love.

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  6. I am a big fan of Nicholas Sparks movies, so I would have to say any of his characters, would be top of my list.

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  7. Han Solo and Princess Leia. Congrats to all the nominees. Forver and a Day is one of my favorite books. So, I am pulling for Jill, but all the other nominess are deserving too

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  8. The Notebook... That kiss in the rain... :)

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  9. Congrats to all the nominees -- I'm sure they're all busy at RWA with signings, lunches and fans! We hope they'll be able to stop by next week, too. So get your comments posted ! >>grin<<

    One of my favorite movie couples is from LETHAL WEAPON. I love the chemistry between Rene & Mel...but it's mainly how well they wrote Rene's character to help Mel love again.

    ~Angi

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  10. Darcy and Elizabeth

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  11. Favorite movie couple...Baby and Johnny from Dirty Dancing. Such honest passion!!

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  12. My favorite movie couple is from Dirty Dancing, Johnny and Baby. This is one of my favorite movie of all of them. I am entering under the name of Virginia.

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  13. Sounds like some great books!

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  14. Congrats to all of the nominees! I'm going to have to say my favourite couple is Baby and Johnny from Dirty Dancing as well. It also has one of my favourite movie quotes, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner".

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  15. I love Roxanne St.Claire's Barefoot Bay series and Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor Series. Haven't read the others.

    Congrats to all the nominees!

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  16. I would say Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.

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  17. favorite movie couple? Rhett & Scarlett from GONE WITH THE WIND.

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  18. Thanks so much for including my book in these giveaways, Angi. And huge congrats to Barbara Freethy for winning the RITA!!!

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  19. Hi all, I'm finally making it over here, but my brain is still too fried from last week to come up with a favorite movie couple! Congrats to Barbara Freethy for winning the RITA!!! The night was so much fun, and I loved watching her go up on stage and accept her award! Thanks for including me on the giveaway here :)

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  20. My favorite is Rhett Butler & Scarlett Ohara from GONE WITH THE WIND!

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