Friday, April 4, 2014

What's sweeter than favorite desserts? Favorite authors

by Joyce Lamb)

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Today's featured authors: Ella Quinn, author of Desiring Lady Caro, and Solara Gordon, author of Tina's Treasures. We're talking favorite desserts (sweet!) and favorite fellow romance authors (sweeter!).

Ella Quinn, author of Desiring Lady Caro

Three of my favorite desserts:

I'm not much of a sweet lover, so a dessert has to be really special to entice me, but I still lust after these desserts. My first is summer pudding, which I've only found in England. The second is plum ice cream with Armagnac poured over it, and the third, Caribbean bread pudding with rum sauce.

Here's the blurb about Desiring Lady Caro:

Haunted by her past, Lady Caroline Martindale fled England for the solace of her godmother's palazzo in Venice. But if Caro was hoping to escape the charms of marriage-minded men, she's come to the wrong place. And she'll resort to extreme measures to spurn the advances of a dangerously determined Venetian marquis…

Though most of his friends have married off, Gervais, Earl of Huntley, remains bent on eluding the parson's mousetrap. But his convictions begin to falter when he arrives in Venice and meets his match in the alluring Lady Caro. What began as a hastily concocted lie to save her from the marquis may become a chance for them both to relinquish their fear—and embrace what they can no longer deny…

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"Tina's Treasures" by Solara Gordon.(Photo: Siren Publishing)

Solara Gordon, author of Tina's Treasures

Three of my favorite fellow romance authors:

• Jade Lee is one of my favorite fellow romance authors. Besides being a good friend and colleague, she writes compelling stories both contemporary and historical. She's not afraid to show you who she is and bring you a wonderfully written story with each book she writes.

• My second is Rebecca Zanetti. Her Dark Protector series is captivating and edgy in a way that leaves you feeling as though you're right there in the midst of the action. While each book is a stand-alone story, they intertwine with the others in the series so you don't feel like you've jumped in the middle of something no matter which one you read first. From the moment I critiqued the first draft of book No. 1, I knew I wanted to read more.

• Laurell K. Hamilton is the one who influenced me to start writing and go for what I wanted to be, a published author. She writes two different series, and each pulls you in. The large, complex Anita Blake books are deliciously sensual and cross genres to delight many different readers. Her Merry Gentry tales are refreshingly unique and dark enough to pleasure most paranormal enthusiasts.

Here's the blurb about Tina's Treasures:

Tina Davidson can't avoid being set up with a date for her best friend's costume-themed wedding shower. When two dates dressed as pirates show up claiming to be her date for the evening, Tina begins wondering what buried treasures she may uncover before the night's over. Jon Smithson and Drake Cranston are ready to act on their shared attraction. Jon and Drake have failed at a shared relationship before. They're ready to try again, this time with Tina. Tina's had her share of failed affairs too. Is she ready to put her bad relationships behind her and give love another chance? Brought together by their friends' wedding turned elopement, the three find their mutual desire growing. Acting upon their desire and attraction is going to do more than heat things up. Can two hunks, one lady, plus nights of passionate lovemaking create a lifelong future together?

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