Saturday, December 31, 2016

WHAT's COMING FROM THE CREW?

2017 will hold a lot of new releases for the Crew of Get Lost in a Story. We welcome bestselling author, Amanda McIntyre.

I'm venturing into a new mash-up of genres: contemporary, comedic, suspensy with a splash of ESP-like gifts. I've loved writing them. But our big event this year is our daughter's wedding in May. Lots of prep and a wedding gown from Australia that is to die for. I'll be keeping you updated.

We're all so happy to bring your favorite authors and new-to-you authors back for our seventh year as a reader's blog.

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR 

COMING FROM ANGI
A new series 
It’s high time this match-making, motorcycle-riding Grammy takes the love-lives of her grandchildren into her own hands and gives love a sweet kick in the right direction.

BODYGUARDS IN HEELS
Seeing sparks fly between a couple is quite literal for Patty Mitchum. It’s taken her years to control and understand her gift—seeing cool, blue auras when couples are wrong for each other or red-hot lightening when their chemistry is perfect. And, when she’s lucky, she can touch someone and see the face of their true love.

Patty’s whole life’s been filled with frustration, knowing she could change the course of peoples’ lives for the best, but also knowing she’d be laughed out of town if she told others about her abilities. But now her grandchildren are in their twenties and unmarried. Finally, she can help them find the happily-ever-afters they all deserve. 

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COMING FROM JILLIAN

You can find all of my books on my Amazon Author page.

WOLF, INTERRUPTED

Hello GLAIS readers! For my next book release I'm back in London—one of my favorite cities!  It's a contemporary paranormal novella titled Wolf, Interrupted, published by GothicScapes as a part of the URBAN WOLF anthology. The release date will likely be sometime in February. The moment I know the exact date I will let everyone know!

Wolf, Interrupted Description: Ms. Elle Hathaway has spent most of her young life in fear of herself. With the help of a lycanthrope suppressant, she's made it through puberty, university, even her first job in blissful denial of her wolf legacy. Then one night, deep in the tunnels of the Underground, her life changes forever. 

Detective Inspector Abelseth Durant is investigating the lethal mauling of an unknown victim in the Covent Garden tube station, and Ms. Elle Hathaway is a person of interest. Sensing her wolf nature he is mystified by the lovely young woman, and when Elle is abducted by a rival pack, Abelseth realizes he is being pulled back into London’s wolfen underworld.

Shaken out of her narcosis of denial, Elle teams up with the handsome inspector to evade the renegade pack. But as Elle’s situation grows dire, Abelseth knows the only way he can truly protect the strong-willed beauty is to convince her to shift and claim her as his mate. There’s just one little problem with his plan—Ms. Elle Hathaway. 




COMING FROM AMANDA

At the end of 2016, in the Crossover holiday romance--LOST and FOUND,  I introduced End of the Line, Montana--a new contemporary romantic fiction series that will feature some familiar faces and introduce new, to those that live, love, work, and play in End of the Line, Montana!

It encompasses characters related to my Kinnison Legacy Trilogy and its spin-off, the Last Hope Ranch--which features Jed Kinnison's dream of the ranch being a place for both human and horses in need of healing and second chances.

In 2017, I'll be heading back to End of the Line in a new End of the Line novella written expressly for the Magnolias and Moonshine event at the RT Booklovers conference in Atlanta! (More on that coming up!) Meantime...here's an overview of GEORGIA ON MY MIND coming in April 2017.

It's been years since rancher/teacher, Justin Reed, an End of the Line transplant from Atlanta, Georgia has stepped foot in the city he fled. But with a class reunion and the goal to ease tensions with his twin brother, he must now face the woman who once broke his heart—but has never left his thoughts!
#snugglewithacowboy

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COMING FROM E.E.

This year, I'm venturing into Contemporary Romance as part of a unique multi-author project being spotlighted at the 2017 RT Conference in Atlanta. In the coming months, I'll bring you more on this exciting venture, Magnolias and Moonshine, which features many of your favorite authors. In the meantime, let me introduce you to my book, MAYBE BABY.

Their contract only called for making a baby...

High-powered executive Jen Chandler can’t ignore her ticking biological clock any longer. She’s settled, financially secure and ready to have a child. The only problem, she isn’t interested in acquiring a husband. Taking control of her future, she sets out in search of a donor, a man who fits her “ideal,” yet won’t lay claim to the child.

Logan Hardt, a laid-back cowboy who shows up at her Atlanta home one day, turns out to have the right genes, as well as a pressing need for cash. But Logan is seduced by more than Jen’s generous offer, and the closer the time comes to say goodbye, the less willing he is to honor a contract that would require him to walk away and never look back.

Maybe Baby is the prelude to a new series, The Hardts of Texas. Starting April 2017.

#MaybeBaby
#WildTexasHearts


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COMING FROM AVRIL
I'm kicking off 2017 by going steamier! My newest book, published by Penguin Random House and out in January, is a super-sexy, drenchingly romantic contemporary romance, set in the Abu Dhabi desert and Boston - an East Meets West love story with a totally dreamy hero.
Journalist Jenna Martin has led a very unadventurous life - until now.

Sent to the Arabian desert to review an exclusive new holiday resort, she stumbles into the path of a beautiful, exotic stranger, Kalan Al Talyani.

Over one unforgettable night, the reclusive billionaire will tempt her, test her, seduce her, and offer her an electrifying taste of a life outside her comfort zone.

When Jenna returns to America she tells herself it was just a magical one-night stand, an experience that's already starting to feel more dream than reality.

But then Kalan follows her home to Boston - and Jenna is forced to make a choice. Should she stay within the confines of her current life? Or take a risk on a life that's different from anything she's ever imagined . . .?

You can check it out - and sign up for my newsletter - via my website, or pre-order on Amazon or Book Depository.

COMING FROM Regan Walker

Coming in the Spring... a new Georgian romance: ECHO IN THE WIND, the story of the dashing Jean Donet, former pirate and privateer (now the comte de Saintonge), and the rebellious Lady Joanna West, the darling of English society but secretly, a smuggler.


In London, Donet meets the feisty Lady Joanna West who quickly gets under his skin. But after losing the woman he loved, Donet vowed never again to risk his heart. He will fight as never before to keep his heart from her.


Swept up in events in France that are quickly leading to revolution, will he be able to resist Lady Joanna who wants to play a part? And can she turn her back on the chance for love once she has been in the arms of the exciting comte de Saintonge?

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COMING FROM NAN DIXON


THE OTHER TWIN releases January 1st!  What a great way to start the New Year. I'll be celebrating on the Blog on the 2nd and 3rd.  It's Book 4 in the Fitzgerald House series, but don't worry, you can read them out of order.


Who can resist a neighbor in need? 
Nathan Forester doesn't know the first thing about kids. So when the daughter he never knew existed arrives on his doorstep, he needs help, fast! His unlikely ally is next-door neighbor and single mother Cheryl Henshaw. Nathan and Cheryl don't exactly see eye to eye, but neither can say no to a helping hand. 
Renovating Fitzgerald House is Nathan's chance to finally prove he's no longer the unreliable twin—and it seems possible with Cheryl by his side. Suddenly their practical arrangement has become something much more. Trust isn't easy, but they're stronger when they work together.

Book 5 in the series- UNDERCOVER WITH THE HEIRESS will release August 2017. It is already up for pre-order on Amazon and B&N. And right now I am busy working on Book 6 of the series - working title--TO CATCH A THIEF. It's been a lot of fun. 

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COMING FROM LIZBETH
The  Seven Brides for Seven Cowboys series continues in February with a revamped look but the same wonderful Crockett family and the amazing Paradise Ranch in BETTING ON PARADISE. 

Ty Garraway comes from a long line of small time gamblers and abusive men--going back three generations to the time his great-grandfather was cheated out of 7,000 acres of land by one Eli Crockett--the patriarch of Wyoming's huge Paradise Ranch.  But Ty is determined to break the cycle--especially once the three-year-old daughter he never knew he had is literally dropped into his life. Ty believes he has the way to freedom from his past:  get back the land that belongs to his family. To do that, however, he must face the powerful Crockett sisters who now own Paradise Ranch. 

Ty's plan to get his land is set and foolproof, until he meets Grace Crockett-out to start a new life of her own on the land that's sacred to her family. The more Ty comes to respect and love "good girl" Grace and the closer he grows to the Crockett family--the harder it becomes to want to hurt and anger them. How can he secure the future for his daughter and still find love with the woman of his dreams?

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  And if you are going to the Romantic Times convention in Atlanta in Ma, look for me there. I'll be at the signing.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Celebrate 2016: Play Author Trivia Hunt (Day 3)

You've reached Day 3 in our 2016 Author Trivia Hunt. The last day to play! 

How much do you know about your favorite authors? 

If you need help with finding the answers to these questions, click on the link and scroll down to their interview. 

Put your answers in the comments and we'll enter you into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Answer as many questions as you can to earn more chances (and don't forget to leave us your email address).

Let's get started!

HEIDI RICE
Avril Tremayne is a mad Heidi Rice fan, so was thrilled to feature her on Get Lost in a Story during the year.

USA Today bestselling author Heidi Rice’s first love was watching movies so, not surprisingly, her first proper job was as a film journalist. But after spending years sneaking off to read romantic fiction when she was being paid to watch some crappy B-movie or other, she decided to try writing a novel of her own. 

Her first book was published by Harlequin Mills & Boon in 2007. Since then she’s published a total of 24 novels, novellas and short stories, nabbed three RITA nominations, sold over two millions copies of her books worldwide and never has to watch crappy B-movies now unless she wants to. 

She lives in London with her husband and two sons, and lots of other gorgeous men who are entirely in her imagination (unlike the laundry, unfortunately). Connect with Heidi via her website.

What was the name of Heidi's modern Rapunzel-esque romance, which was a 2016 RITA finalist?

Click here to find the answer...(and scroll down to her interview)

NANA PRAH
Lara Lacombe has been blogging friends with Nana for a few years, and she was excited to celebrate Nana's debut novel with Harlequin Kimani earlier this month!


Nana Prah first discovered romance in a book from her eight grade summer reading list and has been obsessed with it ever since. Her fascination with love inspired her to write in her favorite genre where happily-ever-after is the rule.

She is a published author of contemporary, multicultural romances. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s, over-indulging in chocolate, enjoying life with friends and family, and tormenting nursing students into being the best nurses the world has ever seen.  Check out Nana's blog!

Nana's latest book is called A Perfect Caress.  What is the hero Dante obsessed with?
Click here to find the answer...(and scroll down to her interview)

JENNIFER BERNARD
Lizbeth Selvig has interview USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard three times on GLIAS. Jennifer is an incredibly popular author of contemporary romance--famous for her firefighter heroes and baseball hotties. 

Jennifer is a Harvard grad and former news promo producer who left big city life in L.A. for true love in Alaska where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters.

Since her first interview on Get Lost in a Story, Jennifer has written multiple series including the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel novels, the Love Between the Bases series, several novellas, and her brand new series Jupiter Point--about a crew of ultra hot Hotshot Firefighters!

Check out Jennifer's website and blog for all the details! Let's go back to Jennifer's second interview and find out...

In Jennifer Bernard's Love Between the Bases series, which star a whole lot of very sexy baseball players, what is the name of the minor league team featured in the books?

Click here to find the answer (and scroll down to her interview).


PINTIP DUNN
Nan Dixon has interviewed Pintip Dunn twice since her first book was released. Her fabulous debut FORGET TOMORROW won the Best First Book RITA in 2016 and also made the New York Times Bestseller list. This is a Young Adult you shouldn't miss. The series is incredible. 

So--my question is...

In FORGET TOMORROW, why is Callie arrested and placed in Limbo when she receives her future memory? 
Click here to find the answer (and scroll down to her interview).


DARCY WOODS
Nan also interviewed her friend Darcy Woods about her fabulous YA debut SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS. As always, when talking to Darcy, craziness ensues. We did learn about her main character-Wilamena. (And Darcy also tempted us with some incredible looking cupcakes.

In THE SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS, what is Wilamena obsessed about and what does she base her search for a relationship on?
Need a little help?  Click here for the interview (and scroll down to her interview).



ROBYN PETERMAN
She's a NYT and USA Today best-selling author who writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporaries. Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke Zero Cherry with extra ice in a Styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals. A former professional actress, with Broadway, film and T.V. credits, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Join Zelda in her crazy Magic and Mayhem world: Magic & Mayhem World.  Robyn is such a fun person to know! I'm so glad I met her. ~Angi

Name two authors from Robyn's Kindle World. 
Click here for the answer (scroll down to her interview).

CARIDAD PINEIRO
Caridad is a NY Times and USA Today Bestseller AND a Jersey Girl. She writes romantic suspense, military romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and vampire suspense. Caridad loves to travel, cook, & spend time with family & friends. She writes dark and sexy novels and novellas for those who live to love on the edge. Her sweet, but still naughty side, Charity Pineiro, writes contemporary romances packed with emotion and humor. Follow Caridad on Amazon. Getting to know more about this amazing woman has been so much fun. Sucha a creative person. Love her on Facebook !! ~Angi

What's something that's always on Caridad's desk?
Click here for the answer (scroll down to her interview).

DANICA WINTERS
The bestselling author and winner of multiple awards for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and occasionally a touch of magic. Most recently, Danica was the winner of the Paranormal Romance Guild's Paranormal Romantic Suspense Book of the Year Award and Chanticleer Media's Paranormal Book of the Year for her novel Montana Mustangs. Follow Danica on AmazonI met Danica in July after she sold to Harlequin Intrigue. She let me read her January release WILD MONTANA and WOW !! You're going to feel like you were actually there. Great Story! Great Woman! ~Angi

What joke makes Danica laugh even writing it?
Click here for the answer (scroll down to her interview).
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To enter the drawing, leave your answers in the
comments. A winner will be selected from among all comments from Dec. 28 through Dec. 30. The more questions you answer, the more chances you'll get!

THE WINNER OF THE $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD IS:
JUDY TUCKER! 

CONGRATULATIONS JUDY!

Thank you to everyone who played our trivia game. We hope you'll join us in 2017 for more great author interviews and stories to get lost in.


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Celebrate 2016: Play Author Trivia Hunt (Day 2)

We've reached Day 2 in our 2016 Author Trivia Hunt. The game is on! 

How did you do yesterday? 


Get ready for more authors and fun facts about them. How much do you know? Don't worry, we make it easy to find the answers. If you need help, click on the link to their interview. 

Put your answers in the comments and we'll enter you into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Answer as many questions as you can to earn more chances. (Don't forget to leave us your email address.)

Let's get started with today's first author!


HELENKAY DIMON 
Over the past six years, Jillian has interviewed author HelenKay Dimon many times for Get Lost in a Story. HelenKay spent the years before becoming a romance author as a...divorce attorney. Not the usual transition, she knows. Good news is she now writes full time and is much happier. She has sold over thirty novels, novellas and shorts to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Kensington, Harlequin, Penguin, Samhain and Carina Press. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named "Red-Hot Reads" and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine.

She is on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America and teaches fiction writing at UC San Diego and MiraCosta College. You can learn more at her website: www.helenkaydimon.com

Trivia question: What is the name of the romantic suspense series that UNDER THE WIRE is a part of? 

You can find the answer in her interview. Click here (and scroll down to her interview)



AVERY FLYNN 
This past year, Jillian interviewed Award-winning romance author Avery Flynn. Avery has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.

Trivia Question: In TROUBLE ON TAP, retired supermodel and wild child Olivia Sweet is back in her home town—broke, homeless and still dealing with the fall out from something her ex-boyfriend did…what did the scumbag do? 

You can find the answer in her interview. Click here (and scroll down to her interview).

VIRGINIA TAYLOR
Virginia Taylor is one of Avril Tremayne's top picks for historical romance - in part because Australian historical romances tend to be a bit thin on the ground, so the settings are extra interesting.

Virginia started as an art student, became a nurse/midwife, and then decided to write. While she awaited publication she worked in interior design and theatre set painting/design. Now she paints only when she needs to think about her next story.

Trivia Question: In addition to writing historical romances, Virginia has a new contemporary series inspired by her early arty career!  What is the series called?




ANNIE O'NEIL
Avril Tremayne is a sucker for a good medical romance, so grabbed Annie O'Neil to indulge her own sneaky passion for hot doctors.

Annie spent most of her childhood with a leg draped over the family rocking chair and a book in her hand. Novels, baking and writing too much teenage angst poetry ate up most of her youth. Now, quite a few years on from those fevered daydreams of being a poet, Annie splits her time between corralling her husband (and real life Scottish hero) into helping her with their cows or scratching the backs of their rare breed pigs and spending some very happy hours at her computer writing.

Connect with Annie via her website.

What is Annie's favorite TV medical drama? 

You'll find the answer here (scroll down to her interview).


JANE PORTER

Jane is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of over 50 romances and 11 women's fiction novels and winner of RWA's RITA AWARD with her novella, Take Me, Cowboy. She also founded Tule Publishing in 2013 to give romance and women's fiction authors support and opportunities. Follow on Amazon. But the most important thing to me is that she's a friend.  I fell in love with Jane's story telling. Meeting her in person was a fan-girl moment. Becoming friends with her was awesome!  ~Angi

Jane wants to go somewhere and spend at least three weeks soaking up atmosphere and seeing how the sun rises. Where does she want to go?

You'll find the answer here (scroll down to her interview).


NANCY NAIGLE

Nancy is a USA Today bestselling author  who write small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. Now happily retired from a career in finance, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and enjoying the occasional spa day with friends. A Virginia girl at heart, Nancy now calls North Carolina home. Follow on Amazon. You won't just like Nancy's award-winning writing. She has such a big heart that it's easy to understand why the writing is soooo darn good. ~Angi

What kind of heels does Nancy dance in?

You'll find the answer here (scroll down to her interview).


BARBARA WALLACE

Barbara Wallace is the award-winning, best-selling author of 20 novels, including Weekend Agreement and The Courage to Say Yes.  The proud mother of a 22-year-old National Guard Lieutenant, she lives in New England with her husband and their menagerie of rescue cats. Barbara rescues animals which puts her higher on my good people list. It might be cats instead of pups, but it takes a huge heart to take in, care for, fall in love with, and then give away a precious pet to strangers. Her writing is the new-classic series romance that I fell in love with and helped inspire me to be a writer! ~Angi

Barbara writes about royalty in what country?

You'll find the answer here (scroll down to her interview).

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To enter the drawing, leave your answers in the comments. 

A winner for the $25 Amazon Gift Card will be selected from among all comments from Dec. 28 through Dec. 30. The more questions you answer, the more chances you'll get!

THE WINNER OF THE $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD IS:
JUDY TUCKER! 

CONGRATULATIONS JUDY!


Thank you to everyone who played our trivia game. We hope you'll join us in 2017 for more great author interviews and stories to get lost in.



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