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Melissa Francis Author Talk #20

In keeping with our tradition of interviewing authors whose names begin with the letter M, we give you debut Author Melissa Francis!


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Nora Roberts Author Talk Interview #11

A woman who needs NO introduction.  Of course, that won’t stop me from talking…


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Vicki Lewis Thompson Author Talk Interview #10

She’s been with Regis and Kelly, now she’s with us!

Gena and I would like to honor Vicki Lewis Thompson, winner of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, with this interview – we even have a special guest.


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CJ Lyons Author Talk Interview #7

Jill and Gena interview Dr. CJ Lyons about her cutting edge (yes, I said cutting – she’s a doctor, right) medical thriller.

From Lifelines: July first, the most dangerous day of the year.

I only thought authors were dangerous, but couple that with a writer doctor and you have one scary situation.  Look for the Behind The Scenes on Monday.


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More Romance Novel Crime

Riding Wild by Jaci BurtonTo make James happy, here’s another book illustrating the crime that IS romance novels.  Today we’re looking at Jaci Burton’s Riding Wild.  Just look at it – with a name like that – it just screams crime Crime CRIME!

Throw in the motorcycle and, well you see the problem!

But wait, we haven’t even come to the back cover blurb.  Check it out:

He’s a Harley-riding ex-thief…she’s a gun-toting ex-socialite. Together they’ll take the ride of a lifetime in this erotic romance from “an undoubted master.”

Mac Canfield was the last man Lily West expected to see again, never mind aim

 her gun at. But there he was, the bad boy who’d broken her heart years ago-still a thief, hijacking a priceless artifact-and it was all she could do to push aside the memories of how it felt to have his perfectly chiseled body next to hers.

To read James’ comment in all its glory, you can watch the first AT Extra Video by clicking here.

You can buy this book here and visit Jaci’s website here and her blog here.

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Questions From Jane – Author Talk Extra #2

Jane from Dear Author wrote an interesting opinion piece on Book Trailers.  As an author who made a book trailer (for my book Hitting The Mark), I also wonder about whether they’re effective marketing tools.  Most (if not all) of the readers concurred with Jane – trailers never really made readers all that interested in buying a book.    

Jane sent us a list of questions, and we were excited to see that they were in true AT fashion, so we had to reply in video.  Check it out:

This was great fun to do – thanks Jane!  You can read Jane’s full article and all the comments here.

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Jill Monroe – Author Talk #2


Interviewer’s Note: Once again, I’m interviewing a rather difficult author. Even less professional than the last.

 Primal Instincts

By Jill Monroe

ISBN: 0373793820 

Publisher: Harlequin

 Primal Instincts

Who are they to argue with biology?

Subject A, photojournalist Ian Cole, is sent to ghostwrite a book on sex in various cultures. Instead of finding a white-haired professor, he is greeted by Subject B, anthropologist Ava Simms, wearing only a teeny loincloth and body paint….


Sexual energy between subjects increases exponentially. Note the male’s quickened breathing and barely restrained urge to do lusty and inappropriate things.

The female, in turn, decides to demonstrate her extensive knowledge of seduction, play and ritual…claiming it’s “research.” The results? Neither Subject A nor B want the study to end….

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Gena Showalter – Author Talk #1

Interviewer’s Note: As a professional, I have interviewed literally tens of TENS of authors. Gena Showalter, BY FAR, displayed the most attitude.
Savor Me Slowly by Gena Showalter

Publisher: Pocket
ISBN: 1416531637
December 26, 2007
Savor Me Slowly
Mishka Le’Ace was created to be an undercover operative. Her beautiful body has been mechanically augmented to give her superhuman strength. Her latest mission sends her to rescue Alien Investigation and Removal agent Jaxon Tremain. From the moment they meet in a darkened cell, Jaxon craves her touch. But the machine half of Le’Ace forces her to do things she doesn’t always want to do. Even betray him…and ultimately destroy him. Now Jaxon must battle the man controlling Le’Ace, and even Le’Ace herself, to at last claim the woman he’s come to love.
Catch A Mate by Gena Showalter
Publisher: HQN
ISBN: 0373332920
February 1, 2008
Jillian Greene is always getting caught in the act—it’s her job! Working at Catch A Mate, Jillian gets paid by suspicious wives to smile, flirt and prove that no man can be trusted around the opposite sex.Marcus Brody has just been hired as bait to test female fidelity. Can a savvy modern woman find happiness with the most tempting man she’s ever known? Is there such a thing as a totally monogamous male? 


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