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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sue Grimshaw: Random House: Updates for Loveswept and Flirt Romances

Hi everyone -
Sadly, I'm a few days too late for any sassy April Fool's Day jokes so I guess I'll just have to deal with that. :)

I don't know about you but I've been finding so many fabulous romances to read I don't know where to begin. Loveswept's line keeps getting bigger and better with a variety of hot fun! And Flirt has the savviest of authors exploring young love in a new fresh style---below are some of our new releases this month and a few upcoming books to keep your eyes on -- ready?

Oh! And, I don't want to forget the giveaway -- three lucky winners will be able to choose an eBook mentioned in this post, your choice -- Good luck! Details below!

Sue Grimshaw - Category Specialist and Editor at Large - Penguin / Random House Publishing Group / BBD / Loveswept, Flirt

Author Julie Cross
Julie Cross is best known for her magical Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy --- Julie has now broken out into the world of New Adult partnering with Loveswept and her March 25th release of THIRD DEGREE- listen to this:
Fans of Monica Murphy and Tammara Webber will savor this novel about coming of age in the heat of the moment from Julie Cross, the internationally bestselling author of the Tempest trilogy.

I used to be "Isabel Jenkins, child prodigy." As lame as that sounds, at least it was an identity. But now I'm not sure what I am. I just failed the most important exam of my life-the emotional readiness test required to get into a medical residency program-and it turns out my parents can't stand each other. Now I'm trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces of my life, and that means re-enrolling as a college freshman, but this time I'm shutting the books and majoring in being eighteen.

But so far, my roommate hates me and I'm not into the party scene. The only good thing about school has been getting to know my insanely hot RA. Marshall Collins makes me wonder about everything I missed while I was growing up too fast. Pretty soon we're hanging out constantly, but for the first time, I find myself wanting more than a no-strings-attached physical relationship. And the lesson I really need is one Marsh definitely can't teach me: love. Because I'm going to be alone forever if I don't learn fast. Ladies, Marshall is to-die-for and Izzy is a hoot - together sparks ignite and this is such a romantic story *Sigh*

Readers are saying:
 "I loved every. Damn. Second of Third Degree. Isabel and Marshall are so intense yet so lost at the same time, and that's exactly what I love about this novel."-New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emma Hart.
"I love a book that makes me forget all about the real world and sends me on a journey with its characters."-Turning Pages
"With quirky characters, laugh-out-loud moments, and a touching romance, Third Degree is a refreshing entry in the New Adult genre. I can't wait to read what Julie Cross comes up with next!"-Roni Loren, bestselling author of Need You Tonight.
"I fell for quirky, brainy, socially awkward child prodigy Izzy and even more so for her sweet, compassionate, and hot RA, Marshall. I was rooting for their happily-ever-after and was sighing with satisfaction by the end."-Christina Lee, author of the Between Breaths series.
"Loved! Fans of Huntley Fitzpatrick's My Life Next Door and Tammara Webber's Easy will fall hard for this book."-Krista Ritchie, co-author of the Addicted to You series.

This is a book not to be missed! . On Sale 3/25/14
Author Lori Adams

Lori Adams is a Wattpad phenomena, you can catch her now releasing her series on the mega-site beginning with  FORBIDDEN - the first in the Soulkeepers trilogy featuring Sophia and Michael - so romantic! Listen to this:
Lori Adams puts a twist on paranormal romance with the first novel of The Soulkeepers, a series that blends ancient legends and new myths with an enchanting mix of thrills, humor, and high drama.

When Sophia St. James learns that she'll be moving from Los Angeles to a podunk town somewhere in Connecticut for her senior year of high school, she isn't expecting an otherworldly encounter. But there is more to Haven Hurst than meets the eye: it's home to a family of Guardian Angels, and she is the only one who can see them in spirit form. Sophia soon realizes she wants to see much more of Michael, an irresistible yet volatile Guardian who seems drawn to her too. As Michael battles his forbidden desire for the beautiful young newcomer, one of Hell's most notorious Demon Knights arrives. Handsome and charismatic, Dante has come to claim the reincarnated soul of his lost lover trapped in Sophia. Cursed with the demon of Persuasion living inside him, Dante will use his seductive charms to lure Sophia into a dangerous game that ends with the kiss of death-unless Michael, who has captured Sophia's heart, can now capture her soul.

 Once readers start this series they are guaranteed to be addicted.

 "A perfect blend of fantasy, humor, romance, and thrills, Forbidden had me laughing, biting my nails, and swooning all over the place."-Cassie Mae, author of The Real Thing.
On Sale 4/15/2014


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff
Flirt readers were all starry-eyed with Z in SHREDDED, the hot snowboarder with lots of attitude and the woman who saved him from himself, Ophelia. But, I too was aghast with the ending as Ash receives news of a tragic event.

SHATTERED continues this awesome Extreme Risk series with Ash and his brother, learning how to cope without their parents and with each other and the guilt Ash is carrying --- but there's always a smart women and her name is Tansy, together they heat up the sheets and heal one another on a Make A Wish trip to Chile! Just in time for Spring skiing.

Of course, Loveswept has a month of its own beginning with A PROMISE OF MORE by Bronwen Evans - the second book in her Disgraced Lords series, following  A KISS OF LIES.  

Advance praise for A Promise of More:
"Bronwen's historical romances always make the top of my reading list!"-New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jen McLaughlin.
"A page-turning, sensual adventure."-New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle. On sale 4/15/2014
And on Laura Drewry's funny, heartwarming Loveswept debut, PLAIN JAYNE, a man and a woman learn the hard way that a little bit of love makes staying friends a whole lot harder.

JUST ONE NIGHT finishes up the Stiletto series penned by none other than the sassy wordsmith herself, Lauren Layne.
On Sale 4/22/14


And we end the month with Juliet Rosetti's, A TANGLED THING CALLED LOVE - the third in her crazy Evanovich-esque, The Escape Diaries -- a series you don't want to miss. On Sale 4/29/14
May brings so much more - look for:
Laugh by Mary Ann Rivers

Wild Ways by Tina Wainscott
Against the Cage by Sidney Halston
And more! Visit us on the links below and please join our street team and win free books!

Details here -


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Leave a comment below (along with your email address) and you'll be entered for the awesome prizes that Sue is giving away! Don't forget to thank her for taking time out of her busy schedule to visit us today. :-) Leave your comments by 4/9 for a chance to win!


Janice Seagraves said...

Great excerpts. Congratulation on the success of your romance line.


Naomi Bellina said...

Oh shoot, I would have loved to see what you came up with for an April Fool's joke! Thanks for sharing the new books at Loveswept and Flirt.

Suzanne Rock said...

Great post, Sue! Thanks so much for stopping by. It looks like your Flirt line is aimed more toward new adult and young adult readers, while Loveswept is more adult romance, is this true? Great excerpts by the way!

Sandy said...

Sue, your lineup for Loveswept and Flirt sounds great.

Rose Anderson said...

That's a nice lineup. Thanks for joining us today, Sue.

Sheri Fredricks said...

Hi Sue - Thanks for the peek at Random House's releases. All look fabulous!

Sandy said...

Loved the excerpts. Thanks for sharing what's going on with your romances.

Cynthia Arsuaga said...

Sue, the lineup sounds great! I like the Soulkeeper one. Love the idea of angels and demons.

Melissa Keir said...

Thank you for stopping by Sue. Do you find that YA and New Adult are still as hot as they were last year?

I have always loved the Loveswept line. It's one of my go-to favorite reads!

kaisquared said...

Great line up, especially all the humor! BTW, the Rafflecopter link isn't working for me.

jean hart stewart said...

Wow, what an impressive line of releases....It would be hard to pick which one to read first.

Gemma Juliana said...

Thanks for visiting, Sue. The book covers are stunning. I enjoyed learning more about the Loveswept and Flirt lines.

Sue said...

Hi Janice - thanks so much - we're having a great time :)

Hey Naomi -- it's probably best I didn't joke, probably would've been pretty lame :)

Hey Suz - yep on Flirt - definitely NA focused and Loveswept is single title romance 80k+

Sue said...

Thanks Sandy, Rose, Sheri & Sandy - as you can tell, we've been busy :)

Sue said...

Cynthia -- get a sneak peek of Lori's debut on Wattpad - I think she's got 1-5 out there now.

Sue said...

Hey Melissa, hotter - everything seems to be steamy these days *ouch*

Sue said...

Thanks Gemma and Jean -- and I'll see if we can get that rafflecopter working --

Pat F said...

Just stopped by to say hello! You know how much I lenjoy Loveswept!

Sue said...

Hey Pat -- thanks for stopping by -- thanks everyone for your kind words and enthusiasm for our Loveswept & Flirt lines - Happy Romance!! SueG

Shelley Munro said...

I love the range of romances available! So tempting to snap up several of these.

shelleymunro At gmail Dot com

E.L. F. said...

Hi Sue! I am always amazed by all of the great titles you are juggling so adeptly. I have enjoyed seeing a lot of new to me authors being released in your various lines and I enjoy reading the notices as the new titles are released. Thanks for taking the time to visit!

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