31 October 2013

Love Letter Convention; Blogger introduction tour

The official bloggers for the Love Letter Convention are on tour to introduce themselves. I have Desiree from Romantic Book Fan here today so she can tell a bit more about herself! She is from Germany but has graciously agreed to give her answers in English.

Tuesday, 29. October 2013AefKaeys World of Books
Wednesday, 30. October 2013Kielfeder
Thursday, 31. October 2013Leontine’s Book Realm
Friday, 01. November 2013Romantic Book Fan
Saturday, 02. November 2013 - tealicious books

1)      Why did you start blogging. What do you enjoy the most?

I started my blog Romantic Book fan in July 2012. I always read very much, normally 20 till 30 books a month. And I liked reading other book blogs so I started thinking about my own blog, where I can publish my reviews. I want to recommend books that I like very much and give my readers ideas what they could read. I enjoy it very much when I get a feedback to a review or an article at my blog.

2)      What is your favorite genre right now and has it changed over the years?

I think my favorite genre is the romantic fantasy genre but unfortunately the German publishers actually don`t translate as much books of this genre as they did a few years ago. I also liked the genre romantic thrillers and erotic romances, like Syliva Day with her Crossfire-series. Sometimes I read historical romances, I like Julia Quinn and Teresa Medeiros very much.

3)      Tell us about your most cherished authors and their books?

I love the Psy Changeling series of Nalini Singh and the Midnight Breed series of Lara Adrian. But it depends of the genre. In each genre I have a favorite author.

4)      When did you attend the LLC for the first time? What was your best experience?

I visited the Love Letter Convention in 2012 when it first took place in Berlin. It was wonderful to meet all the readers that love books as much as I love them. And it was fantastic to get to know all the authors like Nalini Singh, Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione and the German authors like Michelle Raven, Stefanie Ross and Kristina G√ľnak. The best experience was a photo with Nalini Singh and me. I also spoke a little bit with Nalinis mother, she was very nice.

5)      Which author would you love to meet at the LLC and what would you do or say?

I would enjoy meeting Nalini Singh and Lara Adrian again. But I also want to meet Sylvia Day because I like her Crossfire series very much. I would ask her everything about the series and I would want to know how the series will continue.

6)      why did you apply to become a LLC official blogger?
I liked the LLC 2012 very much and I loved the idea of the event.

It gives readers the golden opportunity to meet their favorite authors in a familiar environment. I think there´s nothing better than to publish news of this wonderful event and to let other people know of it.

7)      what does it mean to you becoming an LLC blogger and do you have any plans?

I'm very honored to be one of only 5 LLC bloggers and I´m very happy that I was chosen to report news about the event.

8) Which event do you like to attend at the LLC 2014?

When I'm lucky I will have a meet & great with someone like Syliva Day or Lara Adrian. I also like Tina Folsom and her Scanguards series very much and would be happy to learn something about her future plans.

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01 October 2013

Guestpost; Katie Porter talks Sexuality in Vegas Top Guns

Sexuality in Vegas Top Guns
By Katie Porter

Bare Knuckle is the last of our debut Katie Porter series, “Vegas Top Guns”. Since the initial release of the first title, Double Down, we’ve been asked many questions about the sexual fetishes we’ve presenting across the five books. From roleplaying to femdom, we’ve touched on a bit of everything, while focusing on dovetailing the romance that makes for a satisfying happily ever after.

Bare Knuckle is no different. Fighter pilot Eric “Kisser” Donaghue is the survivor of a plane crash, which was revealed at the end of book four, Hard Way. He’s scarred and surly, with a life goal that belies the personality we presented him with in previous installments. He has a brother in rehab, a side career in off-Strip boxing, and a surprisingly artistic side as a photographer. The only subject of his photographs is women.

He’s a voyeur.

The trick with creating a voyeur hero—and frankly, the trick with imbuing any of our characters with fetishes some readers may not relate to—was to make him accessible. When people think voyeur, they make thinking creepy peeping toms who watch women through parted curtains. For Eric, he keeps his fetish in his bedroom/studio alone.

As with all the fetishes we’ve written about for our daring fighter pilots, we were intent on pairing personality with sexuality. Sure Eric has been scarred, but his voyeurism is not new. Handsome and gruff, from a bad background, he grew up wanting two things: beauty and truth. Sure, a lot of women are beautiful, but how many of them are willing to bare everything, not just their bodies? How many are willing to open up so vulnerably that his photographs reveal the real essence of their true selves?

In asking those questions, he has to confront one unexpected event. He meets Trish Monroe, a Vegas showgirl—and an exhibitionist whose need to be admired makes the perfect subject for his photographs…and for his appetites. They combust. But as with all our “Vegas Top Guns” protagonists, the conflict comes from admitting that yes, the fetish is not only all right, but exactly right for them both.

Kisser is a stubborn guy. Trish is even more stubborn. And she won’t let this series we’ve adored end with anything less than a fairy tale ending. We hope you’ll enjoy our peek into yet another sexual subculture that may be a little out of the way, but defines our ideal romance: two people who are utterly suited to each other...forever.

We'd like to give away a copy of BARE KNUCKLE in any digital format. Just answer the question: In future Katie Porter books, which fetish would you like to read about?

What the critics are saying:
“The duo behind Katie Porter goes out with a bang in the last of their phenomenal ‘Vegas Top Guns’ series.” ~ RT Book Reviews 4½ Stars  
“It’s deliciously explicit details is guaranteed to ignite the fire within readers.” ~ Fresh Fiction  
“These characters have depth, the sex scenes are hot, and the reader will root for this pair.” – Library Journal
For more about Katie Porter, the co-writing team of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown, visit their website at KatiePorterBooks.com!

Thanks again to leontine’s Book Realm for featuring Katie Porter and Bare Knuckle!

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