Published February 13, 2016 by SweetCelvia

Rakes And Rascals

I’m delighted to welcome multiple Award Winning Author LAUREN SMITH to Rakes and Rascals today for an exclusive interview.

Thank you so much for having me Carol! I love visiting Rakes and Rascals and am delighted to be here today!


Could you tell us where you were born and what it was like growing up there?

I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I still live there. It’s a wonderful blend of country and city with a population of about 450,000. I live wide open spaces populated with trees and Tulsa is the best city for that. I wake to birdsong every morning and the sun in the summer burns hotter than hades *laughs. But it’s a great place full of friendly people.

Me as a kid with my gymnastics team

How would you describe yourself – temperamental or easy-going?

I’m pretty easy going…

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Sweets to the Sweet Valentine’s Giveaway!

Published February 11, 2016 by SweetCelvia

Jenna Jaxon Romance--because passion is timeless.



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Deceived by Jess Michaels

Published February 10, 2016 by SweetCelvia

Deceived (The Wicked Woodleys #2)Deceived by Jess Michaels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Josie Westfall has always been in love with Evan Woodley all her life. When Evan gave her a horrible nickname during a house party. It broke her heart and she never talked to Evan again. Evan knew Josie has a crush on him and he thought it was cute. Evan started to miss Jose’s friendship and felt bad about the whole nickname fiasco. When his brother Gabriel asked him to get any information about his missing sister from Josie. Evan couldn’t deny his brother as the same time he couldn’t ruin this mended friendship with Josie. It is a great story about second chance love. I am so glad Mrs. Jess Michaels continued with this series. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher thru NetGalley for an honest review.

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5 Stars Review of The Gilded Cage by Lauren Smith

Published June 10, 2015 by SweetCelvia


This is the second installment of the Gilded Surrender Series. First of all, I am addicted to all of Ms. Lauren Smith’s book. You will love the mix of hotness and suspense with edge of your seat kind of ride. This book is about the missing twin from the Gilded Cuff. When they found some information about Fenn Lockwood better known as Fenn Smith, the troops rally against the pending threat. Hayden wants to be the first one to save Fenn. She gets more than she bargains with Fenn. Fenn is faced with the knowledge that he is not who he thinks he is. Fenn’s journey alters forever. Everything he knew about his life comes into question and Fenn has to battle with all kinds of emotions plus a different lifestyle. This is a wonderful book. I can’t wait to read more. I received a complimentary copy from the Author for an honest review.

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Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. Lauren loves hearing from readers and can be reached through her website

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Published January 24, 2015 by SweetCelvia


Bronwen Evans, Cheryl Bolen, Barbara Monajem, Collette Cameron, Wendy Vella, Heather Boyd, and Lauren Smith are celebrating the release of their ebook bundle—CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS!!!This limited edition boxed set e-bundle releasesJanuary 12th for three monthsat99c. There will be a rafflecopter prize running for the blog tour and individual e-book giveaways at each blog stop.
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Be CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS in these seven emotional stories of second chances, scandalous wagers, and the quest for true love. Lose yourself again and again in beautifully written romance.
About each individual story:
HIS LORDSHIP’S VOW by Cheryl Bolen
The exceedingly plain spinster, Miss Jane Featherstone, helps the earl she loves woo an heiress in order to honor the deathbed vow Lord Slade to his father.
Marcus Danvers, the Marquis of Wolverstone, is renowned for his…

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Zoey Derrick – Claiming Addison (Review, Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway)

Published December 22, 2014 by SweetCelvia

The Smutsonian

Claiming Addison by Zoey Derrick

Series: 69 Bottles #1
Source: Review by Request
ARC Provided by the Author
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

For Addison Beltrand, PR rep for Bold International, Inc. climbing the corporate ladder is all that matters in life. Her hard work is finally rewarded with the promotion she’s worked her ass off to earn—but the gig comes at a price. She leaves in two days for a twelve-week tour with America’s hottest alternative rock band, 69 Bottles.

Talon Carver, lead singer of 69 Bottles, has no problem with women–as long as they’re gone by morning. When Addison shakes up his world, it’s a huge problem—compounded by the fact that Addison’s not the only one he wants.

Kyle Black, manager of 69 Bottles, has a secret. He and Addison are closer than she thinks, but telling her could keep her away. When Talon sets his…

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