Category: Author Spotlight

Interview and Giveaway: Molly Harper: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

Posted March 3, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight / 28 Comments
Interview and Giveaway: Molly Harper: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

Urban Girl Reader would like to welcome  author Molly Harper author of How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf and the Jane Jameson vampire series books: Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever.  Welcome Molly!!   AUTHOR BIO When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.   When Molly was considerably older, she headed for Western Kentucky University, where she majored in print journalism. After graduation, she landed a job with the Paducah Sun and married her high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After […]

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Interview and Giveaway: Alayna Williams

Posted March 1, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight / 62 Comments
Interview and Giveaway: Alayna Williams

Alayna Williams is currently touring for her new book, Rogue Oracle    For this blog tour, I have a review of Rogue Oracle (it was fantastic!), a little bit about Alayna and then the giveaway.  So be sure to read all the way to the end for the GIVEAWAY!!   About Alayna: Alayna Williams has an MA in sociology-criminology (research interests: fear of crime and victimology) and a BA in criminology. She has worked in and around criminal justice since 1997. Although she does read Tarot cards, she’s never used them in criminal profiling or to locate lost scientists.   She recently took up astronomy, but for the most part her primary role in studying constellations and dark matter is to follow her amateur astronomer-husband around central Ohio toting the telescope tripod and various lenses. Like the Pythia in Dark Oracle, she’s been known to belly dance. Unlike the Pythia she’d […]

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From Scotland, With Love Tour and Giveaway

Posted February 28, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight / 27 Comments
From Scotland, With Love Tour and Giveaway

Today, I’m excited to have this special treat to share with you guys!  A DOUBLE tour featuring Kira Morgan, Amanda Scott and a bunch of hunky, sexy highlanders.  There is A LOT of wonderfulness packed into this tour – an interview with Kira Morgan, reviews of BOTH books, and a DOUBLE book giveaway.      Kira’s latest release is SEDUCED BY DESTINY and Amanda’s latest release is HIGHLAND MASTER. Thanks to both of these wonderful authors, Anna and the great folks at Hachette Book Group, I have 3 copies of each book to giveaway. So please take a moment to review the Giveaway Rules so you are correctly entered.   Also, check out this special publication from Forever and Hatchette Books about the true tales behind the hottest Scottish HistoricalS.    WE LOVE SCOTLAND SPECIAL PUBLICATION                         First of all, let’s take a moment […]

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Interview and Giveaway: An Unexpected Evening by Roxanne Rhoads

Posted February 22, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight / 16 Comments
Interview and Giveaway: An Unexpected Evening by Roxanne Rhoads

Urban Girl Reader would like to welcome  the awesome Roxanne Rhoads!   She’s stopped by to answer a couple of questions I had for her.  Also, read through to the end to find out more about Roxanne’s great giveaway.                         UGF: Please tell us a bit about yourself?   Roxanne: Hi Sherri, thanks for having me here today. For those who don’t know me my name is Roxanne Rhoads. I am a freelance writer, paranormal romance and erotic romance author, poet, book blogger and reviewer at Fang-tastic Books, and owner of the new virtual book tour business, Bewitching Book Tours.   UGF: Was it always your dream to become a published author?   Roxanne: Oh yes. I think I was born with a pen in one hand and a book in the other. I have always been a writer even when I wasn’t writing. […]

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Guest Post & Giveaways with Darklands: A Vampire’s Tale Author Donna Burgess

Posted February 15, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight / 22 Comments
Guest Post & Giveaways with Darklands: A Vampire’s Tale Author Donna Burgess

Today I would like to welcome Donna Burgess to Urban Girl Reader.  Donna has recently released Darklands: a vampire’s tale (the first book in the Darklands Vampires series) and Breaths in Winter, a short story collection. Both are available in print and e-book.     The (Not So) Wild Road to Indie Publication by Donna Burgess   Thanks to Sherri for having me today. I’ve blogging here and there about my first novel, “Darklands: A Vampire’s Tale “and have had the pleasure of connecting with a lot of readers and would-be writers. If there is one thing I hear again and again, it is “I would love to be a writer.” It always amazes me that people wish they could do this, but don’t even try. Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard incredibly creative excuses not to write. Here is a short list of some greats and why they […]

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Cynthia Eden’s Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies!

Posted February 3, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight / 50 Comments
Guest Post & Giveaway: Cynthia Eden’s Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies!

Cynthia Eden is currently touring for her new books, Deadly Heat and Deadly Lies! Deadly Heat is coming out in February, while Deadly Lies will be published in March.   For this blog tour, I have reviews of both books (they are fantastic!), a little bit about Cynthia and then the giveaway.  So be sure to read all the way to the end for the GIVEAWAY!!   About Cynthia: Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes paranormal romances and romantic suspense novels. She is currently very busy writing her stories for Grand Central Publishing and Kensington Brava.   She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.   (Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and […]

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Interview and Giveaway: My Immortal Assassin by Carolyn Jewel

Posted January 26, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways / 24 Comments
Interview and Giveaway: My Immortal Assassin by Carolyn Jewel

Urban Girl Reader would like to welcome author Carolyn Jewel to the site.   When not writing, Carolyn Jewel is a Database Administrator. She lives in northern California with her son, three cats, a border collie, several chickens, and some sheep. Five fun facts about Carolyn are:   Carolyn has lived in, near or walked around all the locations used in her book. Except for St. Francis Woods, which she only drove around. Even with the invention of the GPS, Carolyn’s difficulty distinguishing left from right means she has been lost in every single city she has ever been in. Every. Single. One. (see #1 above) When Carolyn lived in San Francisco, her apartment building was three blocks from Danielle Steel’s house. One time she counted 10 cars at the house and there was room for more. On her son’s second Halloween, she made him a devil costume (cape, tail […]

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Interview and Giveaway: Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt

Posted January 24, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways / 28 Comments
Interview and Giveaway: Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt

Urban Girl Reader would like to welcome  author Elizabeth Hoyt to the site.    Elizabeth Hoyt is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband. Please visit her websites for chapter excerpts, book extras, and author appearances: www.elizabethhoyt.com and www.juliaharper.com.   Elizabeth Hoyt is the author of the bestselling titles The Raven Prince, To Taste Temptation and Wicked Intentions.  She joins us today to talk a bit about her newest release Notorious Pleasures the latest is her Maiden Lane Series.                         UGF: Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for taking the time to visit us at Urban Girl Reading. We’re looking forward to chatting about your new release, Notorious Pleasures. Please tell us a bit about […]

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Interview and Giveaway: Sins of a Highland Devil by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Posted January 23, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways / 17 Comments
Interview and Giveaway: Sins of a Highland Devil by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

  Urban Girl Reader would like to welcome  author Sue-Ellen Welfonder, author of Sins of a Highland Devil.   Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a card-carrying Scotophile whose burning wish to make frequent (free) trips to the land of her dreams led her to a twenty year career with the airlines.  Bi-lingual, she flew international all those years, working her flights as foreign language speaker.  Her flying career allowed her to see the world, but it was always to Scotland that she returned.   Now a full-time writer, she’s quick to admit that she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee.  She spent fifteen years living in Europe and used that time to explore as many castle ruins, medieval abbeys, and stone circles as possible.  Anything ancient, crumbling, or lichened caught her eye.  She makes annual visits to Scotland, insisting they are a necessity as each trip gives her […]

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Interview with Vicky Dreiling & Giveaway

Posted January 17, 2011 by Sherri in Author Spotlight / 3 Comments
Interview with Vicky Dreiling & Giveaway

Urban Girl Reader would like to welcome  debut author Vicky Dreiling, author of How To Marry a Duke for our very first author interview.   Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.”   When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. She holds degrees in English literature and marketing. A native Texan, she shares her home with her daughter and a spoiled mini-lop rabbit that lives in a slightly gnawed cardboard cottage.   Her debut novel How To Marry a Duke is a witty and […]

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