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Carly Phillips’ Dare To Love Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY!!!

Published November 25, 2013 by The Book Momster

DTL BannerI’m thrilled that I was chosen to take part in Carly Phillips’ blog tour for Dare To Love.  I am a fan of Carly and I adore her Serendipity series (Perfect Fling is my fave – I would love to win an autographed copy in the contest below!!!), so I jumped at the chance to be a part of this tour and help introduce everyone to the Dare family and her brand new series – her first as an indie author!!

I was given the opportunity to ask Carly a question for the blog tour.  My question to her was simply – Coke or Pepsi?

Her response:  Coke.  I think Pepsi gives me a headache but I can’t say for sure.  If I’m dying for a soda and I order Coke and they ask, Pepsi, I drink it anyway.

I am an avid Coke drinker myself – people who know me are snickering because that’s an understatement.  Coke is pretty much the only thing I drink.  I knew I liked Carly!  Good answer!!

Who is Carly Phillips?  (Hint – she’s on the right) —>carly3-200x300

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.

Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.

Connect With Carly:  Website/Facebook/Twitter

Read About Dare To Love – First in the Dare Series

In her newest sexy and emotional contemporary romance series, New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips introduces you to the Dare family…siblings shaped by a father’s secrets and betrayal. 

Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. But after one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor, with her feminine curves and beguiling eyes and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her … but does that include extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of pain he’d rather forget? 

Independent and always in control, Riley Taylor makes no apologies for choosing men carefully. Relationships have never been a priority, and she believes herself hardened to domineering men – until she meets charismatic Ian Dare. He manages to turn a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses. Their affair heats up and they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither ever imagined. But Riley’s family includes a man Ian would rather live without …

As Promised – A Giveaway!

Carly is having an amazing giveaway to celebrate Dare To Love.  The prizes are:

First Place:

iPad Mini 16g – $299

Customized CP iPad Mini Case

Signed copies of:

Dare to Love




Perfect Fit

Perfect Fling

Cross My Heart

Sealed with a Kiss

Seduce Me

Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag

Dare to Love Mug

Carly Phillips T-shirt

2nd place:

Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag

Dare to Love Mug

Signed Copies:

Dare to Love

Perfect Partners

Solitary Man

The Right Choice

Midnight Angel

3rd place:

Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag

Signed copies: Dare to Love

Lucky Charm

Lucky Streak

Lucky Break


4th place:

Signed copies:

Dare to Love

The Bachelor

The Playboy

The Heartbreaker

5th place:

Signed copies:
Dare to Love
Kiss Me If You Can
Love Me If You Dare

To Enter:  Click HERE

Thanks for stopping by my blog tour stop for Carly!  Leave a comment below to let me know – What’s your favorite Carly book?  If you’ve never read her before, are you going to check out Dare To Love?  My review of the book will be up today as well.  Here’s a preview – I recommend you read it!


Susan Mallery Blog Tour and Contest for Two of a Kind!!

Published June 25, 2013 by The Book Momster

Finding Our Tribe

By Susan MallerySusan-Mallery-blue-jacket-web

With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at


I think that deep down, everyone wants to belong. It’s hard-wired into our DNA. When we’re alone, truly alone, we feel lost, adrift. We need to know that someone cares about us. We need to care about others, to be connected to the world around us in some way. We need to be part of a tribe.

Almost all of us do it, all our lives. We either join a community or we form one. We have our families, our friends, our clubs, our churches and schools. We’re brought together by blood or shared interest or just a snarky sense of humor. We meet a like-minded soul, and we know immediately, we belong to the same tribe. 

Have you ever become instant friends with someone just because she reads romance? Me, too! That’s what I’m talking about. We’re all part of the romance-reading tribe. We bond over our belief in happy endings.


Intellectually, Felicia Swift, heroine of TWO OF A KIND, my latest Fool’s Gold romance, understands that she needs a tribe. And emotionally, she feels it. Deeply. But she doesn’t know how to get there. She’s one of the smartest people in the world, but her intelligence seems to push people away. Even her parents. They gave her up when she was four, intimidated by her freakish smarts. (It didn’t help that she built a bomb.) They allowed Felicia to be raised on a university campus, where she was fed, clothed, challenged, educated… but never loved.


Felicia has moved to Fool’s Gold, typical small-town America, to learn how to interact with normal people so she can become one of them. She longs to fit in. She served as a logistics expert in the Army for years, and found a community there, but it was a life she was in almost by default. What she truly yearns for is to find her tribe, to fall in love, to have a family.


Men tend to be more solitary than women, but underneath, they need a tribe, too. Even if their tribe consists of just one or two other people. Gideon Boylan doesn’t think so. When he was a prisoner of war, he watched his buddies break, one by one, weakened by the families they loved back home. Gideon was the only survivor because, as he saw it, he had no one to miss.


Felicia thinks there’s safety in numbers, and Gideon feels that safety lies in the number one. Bet you can guess who turns out to be right!

Enter the TWO OF A KIND blog tour contest once a day every day from June 25 through July 7 for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or gift card! And because this blog was set up by Fool’s Gold Cheerleader Lesley Lindsey, if you win, she’ll win a gift card, too!


Click here to enter:

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