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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Guest Blog: Sue Grimshaw, Editor, Random House: Loveswept

So happy to be here today on Romance Books 4 Us. Last time I visited Marianne, and all of you, I introduced Flirt, our new adult romance line. Today, I'd like to introduce you to Loveswept -- or reintroduce you that is. . . 

Loveswept began in the '80's featuring such author brands as Iris Johansen, Suzanne Brockmann, Donna Kauffman, Tami Hoag and more.  As of August 2011, Random House has revived the Loveswept line re-issuing much of the backlist but also acquiring many fabulous new author brands that have already weaseled their way into romance readers hearts.

November releases were many - new and old alike, for a full release preview click here. 

Devil in My Arms by Samantha Kane releases Tuesday - One by one, the Saint's Devils-Samantha Kane's wicked, wonderful Regency heroes-continue to enchant the women who capture their rakish hearts. 
And, readers won't want to miss Roman Holiday - a serialization by Ruthie Knox. Meet Ashley and Roman-complete opposites who can't hide their attraction-in Episode 1 of Ruthie Knox's eBook original serial, Roman Holiday.
Sharon Cullen's November release has been a reader favorite! 
Advance praise for Loving the Earl:

"Loving the Earl is charming and fast-paced. It's filled with passion, intrigue, a resourceful heroine you'll love, and a delicious hero you'll fall in love with. An absolute delight!"-New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jacquie D'Alessandro.

"Sharon Cullen is a natural-born storyteller. Her twists and turns will keep you turning the pages."-Margo Maguire, bestselling author of The Highlander's Desire.

"With its bad-boy hero and spunky heroine, Sharon Cullen's Loving the Earl is sure to please readers looking for more than the typical Regency come-out story. Intrigue and romance fuse seamlessly in this adventurous romp that takes the reader from Dover to Paris to Venice and finally to a sigh-worthy happily ever after."-Shana Galen, author of True Spies.

And Yours to Keep by Serena Bell has really resonated with fans - Serena Bell makes her Loveswept debut with the captivating story of a woman living on the edge-and the man who's destined to love her. Ana Travares has been looking over her shoulder her whole life. Her U.S. visa expired when she was a young girl, and if her secret is discovered, she'll be forced to return to the Dominican Republic. Ana allowed herself to get close to someone once before-and after he broke her heart, she swore never to make the same mistake again. But when a handsome doctor asks for her assistance, she fantasizes about breaking all her rules. Even though pediatrician Ethan Hansen is a natural when it comes to little kids, as the single father of a teenage son he just can't seem to get it right . . . except for the Spanish tutor he's hired for his son, Theo. Ana has managed to crack Theo's shell-and he isn't the only one taken with her. The sexy tutor has fired up Ethan with a potent mix of lust and protectiveness. But as he starts to envision a future with Ana, Ethan is devastated to learn the truth about her citizenship. Somehow he's got to find a way to help her-and hold on to the woman he's falling hopelessly in love with. So which of our Loveswepts is calling to you? Comment below and win a copy of Samantha's Ebook - 5 winners in all - good luck! A Rafflecopter giveaway: 

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Cynthia Arsuaga said...

Thanks for reintroducing the Loveswept line, Sue. Everyone of the books you highlighted sound like great reads, especially with the holidays pouncing on us very soon. Thanks again, and come back anytime.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Hi Sue. I'm thrilled to be a new brand contracted with the Loveswept line, eager to work with you in the coming year with my paranormal romances.

Gemma Juliana said...

Lovely to meet you, Sue, and welcome back. What a stunning selection of stories and the covers are riveting. I look forward to checking out some of these talented authors.

Victoria Reese said...

I'm so happy Loveswept is back! All the books you listed here sound great (though "Loving the Earl" sounds like it would be my personal favorite!). Thank you for letting us know Loveswept is back!

Cara Marsi said...

I, too, am happy Loveswept is back. I loved those books. The ones you highlighted here sound wonderful.

Sue said...

Hi Cynthia -- thanks for stopping by. Happy Holidays :)

Sue said...

Hey Vonnie -- we're thrilled to have you on board with A HIGHLANDER'S BELOVED on sale 8/14 woot!! Readers are going to adore your story :) Happy Thanksgiving -

Sue said...

Hi Gemma - LS covers are pretty swoonworthy! Thanks Victoria, we're thrilled to have LS back and available for new and established LS reader fans. LOVING THE EARL is fabulous and PLEASING THE PIRATE in 2/14 is equally as amazing, IMO :)

Rose Anderson said...

Thanks for coming today Sue. It's nice to see Loveswept's return.

Melissa Keir said...

The Loveswept line was one of my favorites. I'm excited to see my fan girl crushes back! I used to love looking for the imprint on the books whenever I'd hit up the local bookstore. My favorite of the ones you showed us was Yours To Keep.

Thanks for sharing your news with us! I'm sure it will be a huge success!

Nicole Morgan said...

Welcome back to RB4U, Sue. Love these titles and can't wait to see what Random/Loveswept has for us next!

Molly Daniels said...

I have to choose? They all sound wonderful!

Welcome back Sue:) Always nice to learn what's going on at Random House!

Harlie Reader said...

Hi Sue! My first Loveswept was by Sandra Brown. Gah, seems like forever go and my mom gave me the copy to read. I haven't stopped reading Loveswept or Sandra Brown.

And yes, I'm dating myself but who cares. Welcome back!


Harlie Reader said...

Oh and I love the new adult line, too.


Sandy said...

Welcome back, Sue. The Loveswept line was always special. I'm glad to see it return.

Renee Vincent / Gracie Lee Rose said...

Because I LOVE historical romance, Loving the Earl by Sharon Cullen would be my first choice. LOVE that cover!!!

Thanks for being with us Sue! As always, it was an extreme pleasure.

Paris said...

I am thrilled that Bantam has decided to bring back the Loveswept line. I look forward to discovering some new favorites!

jean hart stewart said...

Loving the Earl sounds fantastic. Love bad body heroes. In fact all the book sound great....

Qwillia Rain said...

Nice to "see" you again, Sue. One of these days you'll have to get back to Raleigh for a visit. As for the book I'd pick from the November line up...I would have to say Samantha Kane's book.
I remember when the Loveswept line started. I've missed it since it ended...Especially the series of stories set in Sedikan by Iris Johansen (which I happen to have almost all of her Loveswept books, as well as Kay Hooper and a few Sandra Brown books). One author (or I should say a husband wife team) I'd loved to have read more from is Laura London (Sharon and Tom Curtis), but I doubt it'll happen.
Have a great weekend and a fun Thanksgiving!

Robin Kaye said...

Um... All of them? I know, I'm the greedy kind of reader. They all sound great! Thanks for reintroducing the line--I loved the original Loveswept! I look forward to reading them hearing more about what you're doing with it.

Marianne Stephens said...

Always love reading Loveswept of my favorite lines! Thanks for being here with us at RB4U.
BTW: Sandra Brown will do an interview for us in March!

Sue said...

Hi ladies -- it is fun to see your favorite classic Loveswepts --- there were some spectacular stories back in the day -- our originals are pretty special too -- thanks for having me here today -- good luck on the giveaway - best

Sue said...

Winners of the post are - Melissa Keir; Qwillia Rain and Sandy - Please contact me if you've not already been contacted for your free copy of DEVIL IN MY ARMS by Samantha Kane -
Happy Holidays!

Qwillia Rain said...

Thank you, Sue. Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.

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