Archive for February 1st, 2012

The Bree part of the Moira Rogers duo shared this cover on twitter today. Book 5 of the Southern Arcana series! No official blurb yet but it will be about Julio Mendoza and Sera Sinclaire. I can’t wait!


Available September 4, 2012


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Challenge: The quality of requiring full use of one’s abilities, energy, or resources

I didn’t dream of being a writer at a young age, in fact writing was issued as more of a challenge after I had become an adult. I’d been interested in writing for a number of years but gravitated more toward nonfiction.  My mother said one day, “As much as you read romance you need to try writing it.” As if it is just that easy. Still the statement remained a mustard seed of an idea in the back of my mind for years as I work on my nonfiction projects.

When I first joined my weekly critique group I was asked what I was writing. I went through the list of books I had in mind and finished with, “and I think I would like to write romance also.” I was told very nicely that few people are able to do both. There was another challenge. I had to try.

I came by the way of writing medical romances in about the same way as I did the general idea of writing romance. A friend had just attended a writing conference and said, “Mills and Boon are looking for authors for their medical line. You ought to try that.” Not exactly a challenge, but close enough.

It took a number of years of submitting, rejections, rewrites, and revisions for me to find success. To meet the challenge. It hasn’t always been easy.  Really, it has been a lot of hard work. Finally the challenge my mother issued long ago has come to fruition. Heart Surgeon, Hero…Husband? is now out in the world. Exciting stuff.  Almost unbelievable.  That little mustard seed has found the light and is growing. Visit me at www.SusanCarlisle.com



Discovering her tiny son desperately needs a new heart terrifies Hannah Quinn – especially when she realizes ex-flame Scott McIntyre is the skilled surgeon in charge of the transplant. Entrusting her baby to Scott’s miracle-working hands is one thing, but whether Hannah’s own heart will survive Scott’s devastating charm intact is quite another…

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Darkest Highlander

by Donna Grant



For years, Broc has watched over her, protected her—and hidden his love for her. But when his beautiful Sonya finds herself in a hopeless situation, the Highlander flies to her side to save her. Unfortunately, before the Druidess can thank him, Broc is captured by his enemy and destined for eternal pain…


Sonya vows to help her noble warrior, though he is imprisoned in a mountain of pure evil—bound in chains of the darkest magic. With Sonya’s own magic fading, she must summon the greatest power of all to save the man she loves. But even if these two hearts are united, will they be strong enough to defeat the heart of darkness? Or will their undying love doom them for all eternity…?




A Seductive Kiss

by Francis Ray



Dianna Harrington is known throughout the world as “The Face”—the stunningly beautiful spokesmodel for her family’s fashion empire. She could probably have her pick of any man she wants. But Dianna would rather kick back and relax with a good friend—namely Alex Stewart, who she’s known, and harbored a crush on, her whole life…


Ever since they were kids, Alex has been Dianna’s protector and pal, a shoulder to cry on. But as the brother of her best friend, Alex always seemed untouchable. Now a handsome, successful New York lawyer, Alex never realized how lonely Dianna’s life has been—or how innocent she is in the ways of love. Alex wants more than anything to reach out to her, to heal her heart. But is his desire worth the risk? After a lifetime of longing building up between them, somethings gotta give. Maybe all it takes is just one kiss…




We have one print copy each of Darkest Highlander and A Seductive Kiss to giveaway. To be entered, just tell me which one you want and we will draw the winners on Sunday. Good luck!

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One Summer by David Baldacci winners


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Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas winners




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Reader Rally Winners


Renee B wins Bride By Mistake by Anne Gracie

Sammy James wins Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey

Ridgetb wins Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

Charli Denae wins If You See Her by Shiloh Walker


Congrats! To claim your prize, please email Fatin at mad @ romancereaderatheart.com (without the spaces). You have 48 hours to email before a new name is chosen.

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