CLOSED! GIVEAWAY: YA BOOKWORM BOX [blog only]

WANT TO WIN THIS?

I love THE BOOKWORM BOX and their Young Adult Boxes are super super cute! This is the January 2020 YA Box & I am giving it away! You don’t want to miss that adorable blanket that comes with it along with a candle that smells amazing, and everything else!

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Follow My Blog CLICK HERE (go to bottom to subscribe)
  2. Like & Comment your favorite item on here (you can enter more than once, daily with a new comment by adding #bookworm

THAT’S IT! OPEN INTERNATIONALLY! Note: when you follow my BLOG, you will recieve emails from me regarding: release, cover reveals, blog tours, teasers, excerpts. I am saying that because if that’s something you do not want, please don’t follow to un-follow. Winner will be contacted via “comment back” so please watch out for that end of 2/1
Thank you. OPEN TILL 2/1/20 MID DAY

*You can also always check out THE BOOKWORM BOX -> CLICK HERE & I can save you $5 off your first box by using my code: THEGUIDETOROMANCE

[CLOSED!] GIVEAWAY: Holiday Passionflix Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!
I have decided to share the love a bit with PASSIONFLIX which is the most amazing show that is turning our favorite romance novels into movies and series. ROMANCE ON DEMAND as they say! So, I have come up with something sweet since we just had a new movie come out this month & so many more at the beginning of the year! With that said, here are the rules:

RULES

I want to make this as simple as possible, all you have to do it:
-FOLLOW MY BLOG (if you chose to unsubscribe after giveaway, unfortunately that will take you out of being able to enter in the future but I totally do understand.)
-Like & Comment with: which favorite book of yours would you want to see turned into a movie/series?

There is an EXTRA section which will enter you in again with each social media share: How it works, if you chose to share the photo above on your FB, IG, TWITTER or anywhere else please tag me, so I can see it. If it’s on your blog or website page(s) screenshot and post it here or send it to me. (here is the link you can use for posts or simply refer everyone to my IG page where the DIRECT LINK will be in my bio!) LINK: https://theguidetoromancenovels.com/2019/12/21/giveaway-holiday-passionflix-giveaway/
IG: @theguidetoromancenovels
FB: @theguideto.romancenovels.16
Twitter: @theguidetoroma1

THAT’S IT! This is open to EVERYONE! Open till My Birthday 12/26!!

[CLOSED!] GIVEAWAY – YA BookWorm Box

In the spirit of giving, I am giving away this full YA BOOKWORM BOX! Everything here you see, ONE LUCKY WINNER will get!

RULES:
-Follow my BLOG (CLICK HERE) & REVIEW BLOG (CLICK HERE)
-Follow me on GOODREADS (CLICK HERE)
-Follow The BookWorm Box on IG (CLICK HERE)
-When you’re done Like & Comment on this post
EXTRA: If you share this on either social media platform (IG, FB, TWITTER) make sure to TAG ME so I can find it [+10pts]

*Blog Giveaway Only *Open till 11/28 OPEN INTERNATIONALLY

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

[CLOSED] EXCLUSIVE Cover Reveal + Author Interview + GIVEAWAY- Dangerous Temptation by Kelly Elliott and Kristin Mayer


Mike Murphy is the new cop in town.
He makes me crazy in all the right ways.

So crazy that I lose mt filter around him, not to mention by ability
to function like a normal person.

The attraction between us is undeniable and something we can’t
ignore.

But there’s a secret that threatens to come between us. When we
uncover more than we should, things become dangerous.

Will we be able to walk away, or will the quest to find the truth be
too tempting?


Release Date: September 30, 2019

Add to Goodreads TBR: Click Here
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2m7NraA
Apple – https://apple.co/2kfyd2Q
Barnes and Noble – https://bit.ly/2lMp6Hd
Kobo – https://bit.ly/2kbEL2j

TEASER

CLICK HERE for my Full Review & More!


Author Interview

What/who inspired you to start writing and when?

Kristin: My father inspired me to start writing. I was an avid reader and wrote a ton as a child. One weekend when visiting him, he said I should start writing. And that was how my journey began.

Kelly: I was around 15 when I knew I wanted to write. I’d already been in love with reading, then after reading Pride and Prejudice, I knew I had to write. Just took me awhile to actual follow that dream!

What type of books do you write?

Kristin: Romantic suspense and romantic comedy are the genres I love to write. It’s rewarding to receive messages about a scene that made a reader laugh or be surprised about a turn in the plot.

Kelly: Mostly contemporary romance, toss in a bit of comedy, a dash of suspense here and there to keep things fun! I’ve written historical in the past and plan to in the future as well. I’m mostly known for the small town, western romance books I write though.

Who is your favorite author & book?

Kristin: That is like asking me to name a favorite star in the sky. Impossible to pick. Haha! 

Kelly: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.

Tell us a little about yourself please?

Kristin: I love to live life to the fullest and make the most out of each day. Life should be an adventure. My most favorite things are socks and ketchup because ketchup can make anything better. Haha!

Kelly: I’m a mom to an almost 20 year-old daughter, a wife to my best friend, I love birds, my two pups, my four dogs, and the endless amount of wildlife we have in our backyard. I love reading, gardening, and just being blessed with another day. My perfect day would be a fall day, fire going, and a book in my hands.

Best advice for someone wanting to write a book?

Kristin: Tell the story you want to write and stay true to yourself.  

Kelly: Don’t get lost in the “re-reading” cycle. Get your first draft all down on paper…then go back and tweak it. It’s your story so only you can tell it. And don’t be afraid to publish it.

BOOK RELATED

What was the inspiration for Dangerous Temptations?
Honestly, the book started off as something entirely different that Kristin and I had planned. We started the book a few years back, then left it. After we wrote Play Me, I think we just got to talk about this book, we tweaked it some and born was Dangerous Temptations.

Who are the characters based off of?
They aren’t based off of anyone in particular. Each character has traits of us laced into their core to create the dynamic you experience.  

How did the writing process go?
We build off of each other. It’s fun and almost magical when we start the process. We take turns on our chapters and see where our fingers take us. Sometimes it’s a surprise.  
I’ll add to what Kristin said above, we each take ownership of the characters. In this book. Kristin wrote Sydney’s POVs and I wrote Mike’s POVs. It’s a method we have down and works for us. It’s fun to see where the book takes us as each one of us takes turns at it.

Can you tell us more about the book?
 This book is completely different from Play Me. It’s a romantic comedy and you are sure to laugh out loud, but there is a bit of suspense thrown in. A twist of historical facts that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

What is something in the book, about the book..story, characters…that you can tell us no one knows about?
Maggie May is based on a real boxer puppy that is George’s best friend. 


GIVEAWAY

Now that we have the good stuff out, here is something even more GOOD-ER that’s a word right?! How about a SIGNED PAPERBACK from BOTH the ladies? Oh yeah, not only is the cover beautiful but so is the story!

RULES:
1. Make sure you add Dangerous Temptations to your Goodreads TBR
2. Follow my REVIEW BLOG -> CLICK HERE [Go to very bottom, hit the + sign and follow!]
3. Like & Comment on this post when you’ve done all!

That’s it simple as that! OPEN INTERNATIONALLY, Open till release date Sept. 30th! Good luck everyone & thank you!


[CLOSED on 8/29] BLOG ONLY GIVEAWAY [YA BookWorm Box]


GIVEAWAY TIME! [CLOSED, winner COMMENTED BACK TO & contacted!] Thank you everyone!!

Hello everyone, so because I have already seen what is inside the YA BOOKWORM BOX for the month of August, I am wanting to share the love.


What you can win:
-ONE YOUNG ADULT BOOKWORM BOX – BOX!

Rules:
-Make sure you are following my BLOG [CLICK HERE] *go to very bottom to [FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL] *if you already follow my blog(s) then just comment that.
-LIKE & COMMENT on this post when you have!


This is something NEW i am trying. I will still hold INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAYS just trying to venture out elsewhere too. MY BLOG contains a lot of information not to mention all the RELEASES, COVER REVEALS, EXCERPTS…and so forth!
THANK YOU!

MY INSTAGRAM LIVE RECAP & GIVEAWAY!


If you didn’t get the chance to catch me going LIVE that’s okay, I will try and do more of them! I am always up for helping out & enjoying this ROMANCE COMMUNITY! Which by the way R O C K S!


QUESTIONS:

  • Everyone wants to know HOW i got my big following?!

A: Honestly, it all kind of went fast and started off crazy for me. I had already a lot fo friends that started following my bookstagram page, then I did my first giveaway involving FIFTY SHADES and BOOM is sky rocketed, then stopped. So I stayed active and up kept with all the releases & grew myself so to say. It’s a combo of STAYING ACTIVE, HASHTAGS, BIG Author’s Following Me & G I V E A W A Y S or being part of them!!

  • Why did you start your bookstagram?

A: In all honestly, I guess I wanted a new hobby, something to keep me busy and interested. I have already been reading since 2010 and did just that read and some times write a review but mostly I just enjoyed reading. I guess with being a photographer my brain kicked in that I would find joy in this. Reading & taking photos WHAT A GREAT COMBO for me!

  • How long have I been doing Photography?

A: Since 2010 I started off with Nature then morphed into People Photography and when I started with books I realized I enjoyed it as much! I guess it’s kind of like a bike cycle, once you learn you ALWAYS know! No, I have never taken a photography course in my life, aside from reading about the features and lenses which mainly came form word-to-mouth that’s it.

  • Where do I come from?

Not america! 😉 I was born in Bosnia but moved from Germany to the states many moons ago.


PHOTOGRAPHY

Now the book I chose was very easy for me because, I have already read it & the colors were something I know how to work with! Now, here is some before/after and info in between pictures.

Now this was taken with my phone (Samsung Note 9) & is un-edited! Notice how I put the props. You want to get it all in one shot but showcase everything!
EDITED version. Now I can’t give out A L L my secrets (p.s. play around and google for apps!) but this is my SIGNATURE edit & if you notice the difference of course, the colors.

CANON DSLR

UN-EDITED RAW VERSION
EDITED WITH FILTER & LOGO VERSION

The thing about photography is that unless you really are INTO it and understand it, me talking about the depth and features wont matter. Just know that the reason some of my photos look the way they do it because of the BOOK, PROPS, DEPTH, LENS, LOCATION & lighting! There is a lot that goes into my photography, I can’t help it to be honest I JUST LOVE TAKING PHOTOS! Don’t get me wrong there are days that I DO NOT FEEL IT and I refuse to even JUST take a photo because it’s not me!


G I V E A W A Y

ALL THAT SAID, LETS DO A GIVEAWAY! The giveaway will be hosted on my INSTAGRAM & there is a twist, want to enter? C L I C K – H E R E


Have any QUESTIONS for me, SUGGESTIONS, ADVICE, NEED ADVICE OR HELP WITH SOMETHING….You can find me on Instagram or shoot me an email (scroll all the way to bottom!) -> EMAIL ME

MOVIE RELEASE GIVEAWAY – The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

In the honor of THE PROTECTOR MOVIE coming out on PASSIONFLIX on 2.28.19 I am hosting this amazing GIVEAWAY!

THE PROTECTOR

People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy’s girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father’s bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she’s made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father’s ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating–both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn’t the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don’t mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn’t the woman she’s perceived to be. She’s warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can’t have both.

GOODREADSAMAZON PAPERBACK AUDIOBOOK AUTHOR WEBSITE

THE PROTECTOR MOVIE – PASSIONFLIX

COMING: 2.28.2019 – SIGN UP for PASSIONFLIX

I will also be including the book GENTLEMAN SINNER by Jodi Ellen Malpas

GENTLEMAN SINNER

Izzy White knows of the darkness in this world. After all, she escaped it long ago. Determined not to let her past beat her, Izzy has a secure, stable life with a job she loves in nursing. But one act of kindness will completely upend everything she’s so carefully built-putting her right back in the crosshairs of danger she’s been so desperate to avoid.

When Theo Kane shows up like a knight in shining armor, Izzy can’t help thinking she’s been saved from one threat and exposed to another. His imposing physique, the harsh lines of his face, and the wariness of everyone who comes close are just a few clues to Theo Kane’s notorious reputation. The man is positively terrifying. But with Izzy, he’s tender and a complete gentleman, and her fascination with the mysterious beast of a man becomes too powerful for her to walk away.

As Theo’s demons come to light, running becomes even more impossible. And yet staying together could doom them both.

GOODREADS AMAZON PAPERBACKAUDIOBOOK

T H E – G I V E A W A Y

This will be a INSTAGRAM giveaway only & OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!

THE WINNINGS:

-The Protector Paperback

-Gentelamn Sinner Paperback

-A Book Related Bracelet

-Coffee Candy

-A Binge-Reading Kit ( thumb page holder, reading light, lip balm, coaster, hand lotion, facial cleanser, microfiber cloth, ear plugs, bookmarks, decision coin & facial tissues 15 ESSSENTIALS)

FOR THE RULES & ENTRY, GO TO MY

INSTAGRAM POST

HUGE INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY & COVER REVEAL – Author Nicole Rodrigues

G I V E A W A Y

Hello! i am hosting a huge giveaway in the honor of nicole rodrigues having her book #2 release coming on 2.22.19 ALSO, there is the cover reveal of book #3 coming in march 2019!

A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nicole Rodrigues was born in Queens, NY and later grew up in Long Island, NY. She went to Adelphi University and majored in English Education with a Creative Writing minor. She taught High School English throughout Long Island and Brooklyn, NY until relocating to the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee where she currently resides with her husband, two daughters and son.

A U T H O R S – W E B S I T E & L I N K S

BOOKS

CURVEBALL (Double Play Series Book #1)

Their young love ignited rapidly but diminished just as fast. A heart wrenching second chance romance that will make you believe that everything happens for a reason. 

A mistake that Gabriel Gavinwood thought he took care of comes knocking him on his ass 18 years later. The way he’s looking at it now though doesn’t seem to be a mistake…it seems like a blessing, like the raft that could pull him out of the deep waters that have been dragging him down. 

Charlotte Daniels was hit with a dose of reality at 18 and has had to be a strong, independent woman ever since. When life throws her a curve ball and she runs into the boy who destroyed her, literally, will she now give into the man and the passion that once consumed them? 

Can they move on from their toxic past and build a future together? Are they right when they say time heals all wounds?

CHECK OUT MY BOOK REVIEW – H E R E

GOING, GOING, GONER (Double Play Series Book #2)

Savannah Gavinwood is all grown up. My buddy’s twin sister, the one that always made eyes at me when we were younger, is now a tempting, fiery woman, too irresistible for her own good. Open bar, mixed with her sinful body in a bridesmaid dress, and we finally cross that line at her brother’s wedding.

I have a daughter to worry about though, and it has to end there. Except it doesn’t, I can’t escape Savannah Gavinwood, even if I tried. I’m the leader of homeruns on the field and this little firecracker is making me wanna hit one out of the park with her. “Goner” is coming for you Savvy.

Jackson “Goner” Turner, the boy I secretly loved from afar for years before he broke my heart, is back. Too much tequila and a bitter divorce causes me to give into my desires. Thinking our quickie at my brother Gabriel’s wedding will end there, life always has other plans. Cue my asshole ex-husband and the bomb of the century. Everything is not always as it seems. Life-1 Savannah-0.

CHECK OUT MY BOOK REVIEW – H E R E

C O V E R – R E V E A L

BALLERS WITH BENEFITS (Double Play Series Book #3)

I’m Bella Dani- Gavinwood, Bella Gavinwood. I’ll never get used to that, but it’s a long story. Everybody’s friend, the good girl, the princess. I’m sick of everyone treating me like I’m made of glass. For once I want to be bad. Do what I want to do without thinking about consequences. Playing it safe got me here, sitting at a bar by myself, thinking about him and what I did wrong. That bastard. Screw love. Enter tall, dark and dickish brooding next to me and I think God may have answered my prayers. Scratch that, I don’t think God will approve of what I plan to do with him. I should be thanking the devil.

They say men are dogs, well they never met Brynn Roberts. I didn’t do girlfriends, love, relationships, any of that crap. I tried it with her and got bit in the ass like I always knew I would. I get knocked down to Triple A to rehab my knee injury and poof she’s gone. Gold Diggers don’t do guys that get demoted. So here I am, at the bar drowning my sorrows until I feel a gaze roaming over me. The little vixen, librarian of my dreams slides me a shot, coaxing me with that raspy, sultry voice and all of the sudden I’m asking myself, Brynn who? They say the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else.

What started as a one night stand turns into an addiction. Our bodies are drawn together every second of the day, no matter the distance between us. Are we slowly mending our brokenness together, or are we just putting a bandaid over the pain, trading one heartbreak for another?

COMING: MARCH 2019

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H U G E – I N S T A G R A M – G I V E A W A YT

What you can Win:

-Signed Paperbacks of BOOK #1 & BOOK #2

-ARC of Book #3 Ballers With Benefits

-Some Fun Book Swag (see photo bellow – Flowers not included)

R U L E S:

-US ONLY – GIVEAWAY IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH INSTAGRAM – ENDS 2.21.19 END OF THE DAY! I WILL POST THE WINNER ON RELEASE DAY!

THANK YOU & GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

𝓡𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓓𝓪𝔂 𝓖𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓪𝔀𝓪𝔂 – 𝓚𝓮𝓷𝓷𝓮𝓭𝔂 𝓕𝓸𝔁

In honor of the release of Falling For The Cowboy coming out on the 31st. I am giving away all three of the Bedtime Reads by Kennedy Fox. Here is a little information on the books, GIVEAWAY AT THE BOTTOM!


Falling For The Bad Boy

Never trust a man who answers the door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should’ve been my first sign.

I write about guys like him for a living—sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body is the ultimate temptation, but his condescending personality makes him a classic bad boy.

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks—traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head—but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.

Meeting him was fate, but falling for him was inevitable.

And forgetting him will be impossible.


Falling For The Playboy

Never trust a man who gets paid to take off his clothes for a living and then uses it as a pick-up line to get girls in bed with him.

That should’ve been enough for me to call in sick that day.

I’ve worked with male cover models like him before and they’re all the same—smooth-talking, sexy as sin, egotistical know-it-alls who think they’re God’s gift to women—all traits I know to steer clear of.

Assisting authors comes with many perks—reading on the job, using my organizing skills on a daily basis, drinking coffee by the gallons—but Maverick Kingston barges into my life and demands more than I can handle.

When we’re forced to road trip across the country together, he pushes every boundary I have and rearranges my thoughts on playing it safe. And when he “accidentally” drops his towel, he makes it very clear what he’s offering and proves he’s packing more than abs of steel under his clothes.

Working with him was brutal, but falling for him was unexpected.

And playing by the rules will be impossible.

C L I C K  H E R E  for my full Book Review


Falling For The Cowboy

Coming:  J A N U A R Y  31, 2019

Never trust a man who wears nothing more than a cowboy hat and ripped jeans who asks if you’d like to save a horse and ride a . . . well, you get the picture.

That should’ve been enough for me to walk away.

I’ve been warned on several occasions about southern men—with their sexy accents, charming manners, and the ability to easily get any woman in bed—which is something I’ll be avoiding.

Being a professional photographer has many perks—traveling around the world, calling all the shots, and working with subject matter that isn’t bad to look at—but Colton Langston with his washboard abs and baby blue eyes, could care less about my current project. He’s trouble, I know it, and he’s determined to make me work for every single photo. When I’m forced into riding lessons, I get way more than I ever bargained for, and by the time my trip is over, I’m in too deep.

Being with him was thrilling, but falling for him was unpredictable.

And ignoring him will be impossible.

C L I C K  H E R E  for my full Book Review