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Friday, November 18, 2011

Featured Books: Forever's TURNING UP THE HEAT Tour

Bea's Book Nook, Forever Romance, TURNING UP THE HEAT, Lilli Feisty, Cara Elliott

Forever Romance has two hot new romances out, "Sinfully Delicious", a wicked, erotic contemporary romance by Lilli Feisty, and a historical romance, "Too Wicked to Wed" by Cara Elliott. As part of our feature on these books Forever Romance has offered a giveaway of two sets of both books to two commenters. Entry is at the end of the post.

Some reviews of the books: The Book Girl     Smexy Books     Drey's Library

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Things are heating up in the kitchen...and the bedroom. Restaurant owner Phoebe Mayle thought she had it all under control.  Sure, her new chef has a bad-boy reputation --and a chiseled body to match-- but she's positive she can whip him into shape.

But from the moment Nick Avalon roars into town in his Hummer, he makes her whole world sizzle. Now Phoebe has lost control of her kitchen, and Nick has taken over her mind and her body. His insatiable appetite for pleasure leaves her breathless with carnal cravings only he can satisfy. Yet can their hunger for each other be a recipe for a love that lasts? 

By Lilli Feisty
ISBN: 9780446574105
Format: MMP (ebook also available)
Length: 310 pages
Release Date: DECEMBER 16, 2011
Author Bio: 

Lilli Feisty was born in the San Francisco Bay Area. Like a piece of driftwood, she has washed up on nearly every beach between Santa Cruz and the Oregon border.

Her first novella was published in March 2007 and she’s been hard at work ever since. Her debut novel, Bound to Please, has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance. She currently writes for Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books), Harlequin Spice Briefs and Samhain Publishing.

Ms. Feisty currently resides in Northern Nevada. When she’s not writing you might find her conducting “research” at brothels, staring out windows, or making Martinis. She can also be found on Twitter.

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Outspoken and independent, Lady Alexa Bingham enjoys the heady freedom of making all her own decisions, even though the challenges of overseeing her family's country estate are daunting. But when a chance encounter with London's most notorious rake awakens a secret longing for adventure, she accepts her aunt's invitation for a Season in Town . . . only to find that breaking the rules of the ton has serious consequences.

The Earl of Killingworth uses his rakehell reputation to hide the fact that poverty has forced him to work for a living. As the owner of a gambling den and brothel, Connor has no time for glittering ballrooms or innocent young ladies. But after a reckless wager leaves him with a new business partner, he is forced to take a risky gamble . . . Will the cards fall in their favor? Alexa and Connor begin to play a dangerous game of intrigue and deception as they seek to outwit a cunning adversary who wants to put them permanently out of business. But if they are not careful, it is the flames of their own fiery attraction that may destroy them.

You can read an excerpt here on Ms. Elliott's website.

 By Cara Elliott
ISBN: 9780446584579
Format: MMP
Length: 349 pages
Release Date: NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Author Website:
Author Bio:

I began my writing career at age five with a number of lavishly illustrated Westerns, which were lovingly preserved for posterity by my first fan (Thanks, Mom!) I have since moved on to Regency England, an era that has fascinated me ever since I picked up a copy of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice.

Books have always been an important part of my life. I’ve always been a voracious reader, and I’ve always had a very vivid imagination . . . so much so that I think at times it worried my parents that I was so happy in my own little world, drawing pictures and creating stories. My teachers will also tell you that I was the class history geek, even in grade school. I don’t really know why, but I have always been fascinated with the past.
As an undergrad at Yale, I majored in art—though I took enough history courses to have majored in that subject as well—and went on to get a MFA in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art, concentrating in publication design. So I guess you could say I have always had a left brain-right brain sort of love affair with the printed page.

Now, some of you may know me as Andrea Pickens, author of a number of award-winning Regency-set historical romances. 
So why Cara Elliott? Well, the answer is . . .

I was so excited about the new direction of my writing that my editors and I decided it deserved a new pen name. 

And I’ll tell you why—the upcoming books are more SEXY than ever! 

My Andrea Pickens “Spy” trilogy was swashbuckling adventure. (Think Jane Austen meets James Bond!) The three oh-so-dangerous heroines were not afraid to put on breeches and boots, and then kick a little butt! They crossed swords with the men—and came out on top! (check out my alter ego website for more detailed info and excerpts.)

As Cara Elliott, I slide into a sexy, slinky little black dress . . .

So lace up your corsets, tweak the tails of your cravat and let's enter a world of glittering ballrooms and passionate romance . . .

I hope you enjoy my books!

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  1. Wow! Two books is a terrific giveaway! Both books sound fantastic! I have heard of Cara Elliott, but not Andrea Pickens. I will most definitely be checking out Andrea as soon as I finish this post. :) Lilli is new to me. I will be checking her out as well. Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win both books!

  2. This looks so amazing. I need to head over to goodreads to check out these books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Both books look great! Thank you very much for the chance to win :)

  4. I love to read at Christmas time. -Maggie Neilson

  5. Wow! I would love to read either of these books, let alone both of them! Thanks for a terrific giveaway:)

  6. Thanks for the great giveaway. :)

    Terri m

  7. What a great giveaway. I'm loving those covers. Oh and the stories sound good too. ;) Thanks for giving us the chance to win the

  8. After reading about Deliciously Simple, I thought THIS is the book for me...then Too Wicked to Wed made me realize they BOTH sound fabulous!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win these books!

  9. Thanks so much for the giveaway!


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