Saturday, February 16, 2013


Two great authors, Erica Hayes donated a $20 gift code and Lisa Kessler donated a $10 gift code.

Since we had so many fab prize packages, we decided to make them even more exciting by waiting and "rafflling" the cards to prizes AFTER they prizes were chosen.  Kind of like a little power-ball.

First for the $10 code, I randomized the prizes A through I via then I had that site choose a number between one and 9.  It went to Prize C! First Prize WInner Jessica DeLuna has chosen Prize C so she gets a $10 bonus.

Then I re-randomized the list to take out prize C and had it draw a new random number 1 through 8 and it went to Prize A.  Sixth Prize winner Pam K had picked Prize A,  so she  gets a $20 bonus!!

Emails have gone out to the winners and the authors!
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Friday, February 15, 2013


Using Rafflecopter nine winners have been chosen. 
Our first-drawn winner will tell us what prize they would like.  They will receive that prize.
Remaining winners will list their prize preferences in order and will receive the highest prize in their order as we go down the list. The second-drawn winner will be awarded their most highly ranked prize of the remaining, the third winner their most highly ranked prize of those remaining, and so on.

If a prize winner' is disqualified, or they do not respond within 24 hours the other winners will move up in the order, and the last winner will be redrawn.

After everyone has chosen our two bonus gift cards will be assigned to two prizes! That way it really is a bonus!

First Prize Winner:  Jessica DeLuna  - Package C

Second Prize Winner:  Teresa Bergan -  Package E

Third Prize Winner:  Shelly Hammond - Package D

Fourth Prize Winner: Sarah Hendrich  -  Package H

Fifth Prize Winner: Christina Bandy -  Package G

Sixth Prize Winner: Pam K Chose  - Package A

Seventh Prize Winner: Lisa Cory -  Package F

Eighth Prize Winner: Jeannie Baker Platt  - Package B

Ninth Prize Winner: Mary Reiss -  Package I

Emails have gone out.  And remember ANY prize package still has the chance of getting a gift card bonus!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the event, visited the posts, and entered the contest.  And, a HUGE thanks to all our donors and sponsors who made all these gifts possible!

Steph and Dana!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Charley Davidson asks: What Have You Learned About Love?
from Darynda Jones

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Today, we have the fabulous Darynda Jones with an awesome Top Ten from Charley Davidson. Darynda Jones is one of my favorite authors, she connects with her fans on so many levels and leaves 
a lasting impression. We hope you enjoy the post and will let us know your thoughts!  

Love and a Little Plaid Skirt from Tara Sivec

A reader first introduced me to Tara, and the first book I read had me falling out of my chair with laughter. She is witty, ascerbic and very, very  naughty.  Her characters say the things we would like to say but don't.

Happy Valentine's Day.  I love you all, now click through to read this!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Who is the One Who Got Away? Caridad Piñeiro Asks

Taking a Gamble for Love . . .

Today, we are fortunate to be joined by Caridad Piñeiro.  Caridad writes several steamy series in paranormal and contemporary romance.  She is donating her share of the proceeds from her new book THE PRINCE'S GAMBLE to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund until March 1st.  So, be sure to check out her site for the information on that and related giveaways.

Do You Have a Thing for Firemen?
Bachelor Firemen Series Author Jennifer Bernard Explores Fire House Traditions.

When we're little we want to be fire"men" but when little girls grow up it seems like a lot of us want to "do" firemen.
Jennifer Bernard asked her friends at the FD what they do to celebrate Valentine's Day. Want to see?

Ana from Ana's Attic asks, "What Is Sexy?"

I first came across Ana from Ana's Attic Book Blog in a review she wrote about Tara Sivec's Chocolate Lovers series.  It was as funny as Tara's book, so I had to invite her here!  Please take a gander at her very curvy post!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Participants Prize Winner!

Each person who participated in Fools for Luv as a Hopper, a Prize Donor or a Guest Poster was entered into a drawing for a participants prize. See post ( for details.

Love Rocks Olivia Cunning Asks What's Your Favorite Love Song?

I fell head over heels for Olivia Cunnings Sinners on Tour series, so it was only natural for me to beg her to post here! This is a very dynamic and exciting post! Great giveaway too!

Lynsay Sands on What Not to Do to Find Your Lifemate! AND A GIVEAWAY!

Lynsay Sands is the best selling author of both paranormal and historical romance novels. She came to my attention via her paranormal romance series about the Argeneau Vampires Immortals.

And as far as vampires immortals go she offers the best rationale I have ever seen (Nanites).

There's something about her characters innate nobility (mostly), their family ties and sexiness that made them one of my first loves in this genre.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Heroes Turn on the Romantic Charm by Laura Kaye

Someone who writes Love like Laura Kaye is a treasure beyond rubies,  I love the sincerity of her writing,

Tasty Tropical Treats for an Exotic Valentine's Day

Today's guests are friends of mine who are both authors of steamy romance. Julia reached out to me as a new blogger and Penny reached out to me through our mutual contact with Julia.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

What's in your Bag for a Night out on the Town with Your Valentine?
Author Marisa Cleveland Wants Your Advice!

Marisa Cleveland is a debut author with Entangled.  Her new story, out on Valentine's Day takes place in South Beach. But she needs your help to go out on the town.  Plus, an awesome giveaway!

"I'd like a "Love" cocktail, please."

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    Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to do something memorable with that special someone in your life. Whether you have a special someone or are still searching, love is powerful and has the ability to change us.


Creaky old voice: When I was a little girl, we celebrated Valentine's Day at school by:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Betas on Top: Erica Hayes talks about why a Beta might be better. AND A GIVEAWAY!

Erica Hayes is here today singing the praises of Beta Heroes! I had never thought about that too much but Alphas need their Betas and so do we!

Need Help with Modern Romance?
Jean Lafitte is Here to Save the Day!

I must say, I adore Suzanne's world of Pirates and Wizards and Post Katrina New Orleans.  I love her female main character who struggles through the unknown, the known and a triangle of men interested in her in a not so unprofessional way.  She is beautiful, clumsy, smart, magical, and can't swim to save her life (literally).

You will simply LOVE what she's written so, what are you waiting for?

Friday, February 8, 2013

MY BLUDDY VALENTINE from Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson authors the BLUD series, which takes place in Sang, a sort of Steampunk, parallel earth where most of the animals are vampires and where the leader of the carnival is Criminy Stain.  The first book in the series left me speechless. Read on for a special short story telling us about how Bludmen in Sang celebrate Valentine's Day. And, she's giving away a signed copy of WICKED AS THEY COME!

Great Expections
Where to Put Valentine's Day?

Dynamic writer Kenya Carlton joins us today with her Valentine's Dilemma!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Making "Us Time" a Top Priority
What are Your Valentine's Day Plans?

Turns out my friend Coreene knows about more than dragons! She has a good bead on what it takes to stay together and have a great relationship that in turn nurtures her whole family.  That's a Valentine's Day Winner! She's also doing an INTERNATIONAL giveaway and has donated to the Grand Prizes as well!!!

Cecy Robson: Black Belts and Pizza Sauce

Black Belt and Pizza Sauce

I met my husband at a Tae Kwon Do demonstration. I’d gone to see my brother, Douglas, perform, but one of the lead martial artists drew my attention away from my bro.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How'd You Meet Your Other?

Several of our guests have told us the circumstances through which they met their significant other. I thought I'd share, but then, I'm curious, how did you meet your significant other, partner, or spouse?

Terms of Endearment
What do you call your sweetie?

One of our fabulous guests today is Anna from HERDING CATS AND BURNING SOUP. I enjoy her blog, and she's a cat lover too, so natch Dana and I invited her to join up!

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Notorious Lady Anne Giveaway

The Notorious Lady Anne by Sharon Cullen


Looking For Love? Paranormal Personals
from Traci

Today's guest is Traci from MAD HATTER READS who brings us a funny look at the personal ads of some of our favorite Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy characters.  Like many people we assume have no trouble finding someone to love, supernatural beings often find themselves sitting home alone on a Saturday night -- especially if it's a full moon!

The Meaning of Love from The Fabulous Joey Hill!

Please welcome one of my favorite erotica authors.  Her characters, mermaid, vampire, witch and human struggle with the same things we do , love fiercely and are always super hot!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cathy Yardley Meeting her Husband and Her Character's Love Life

Cathy Yardley author of TEMPING IS HELL tells us how she met her movie-star gorgeous husband!!

Killer Lasagna
An Excerpt from Laura's Valentine's Tribute and her Famous Recipe for Meerkat Lasagna

I first "met" Laura Anne Gilman through HARD MAGIC (a copy of which is her giveaway with this post!) her Paranormal Scene Investigations spin off of her Cosa Nostradmus series. Here's the description:

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Debra Anastasia Gifts Us With A Poignant Love Story

In this post Debra Anastasia shares a beautiful and poignant story that reminds us of the meaning of true love.

Jennifer Estep Shares Her Favorite Romantic Movies
What are yours?


      Today, we have Jennifer Estep author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy and the Mythos Academy young adult series.
     Today, she's giving away a copy of BY A THREAD. Please use the Rafflecopter entry page at the bottom of the post. 

I love Jennifer's books.  They are smart, well-written, and filled with lots of thrilling action. Her characters face tough situations and grow their way through them. I'm up to date on the YA Mythos Academy series, and I am catching up on the Elemental Assassins.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Vanilla on Top Characters Visit Fools for Luv

C.J. Ellisson writes and speaks about erotica.  Having written several Paranormal Erotica pieces she had an idea for a contemporary piece. That piece became Vanilla on Top, One couples love story about empowering yourself in and out of the bedroom, and having that strength open  you to a loving relationship.It also deals with what happens when careers and love cross paths.

Welcome to February! by Lisa Kessler

Fools For Luv welcomes the talented Lisa Kessler and her fabulous work! Lisa invites you to take a closer look at her Night Series, a dark paranormal romance series that will enthrall you.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 31, 2013



 It's finally here and we are very excited to offer you an exciting event with 14 days of posts and prizes from top shelf authors and bloggers along with a fourteen day giveaway hop and our fabulous grand prize offerings of SEVEN Grand Prize Packages donated by a bevy of fabuolous individuals and companies. Two Bonus Gift Card will be randomly attached to any package!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Little Naughty: The Pin-Up


How could we?

Dana and I may both be modern women -- women who freely chose out life circumstances, but that doesn't mean we aren't "girls" too. A little objectification goes a long way and now women objectify men as much as men do women. If you don't think so check out some book covers or the pictures my friends put up on Facebook. And, Pin-Ups are a little naughty - like many of the books we write about.

And, ten years ago I would ave looked at them differently, but I have changed and, now, I like them.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thanks to Coreene Callahan and Suzanne Johnson!

Two writers each donated their time, enthusiasm and Grand Prize Packages to our event and we would like to thank them for helping make Fools for Luv a great time!. 
Coreene Callahan writes books about Hot men who can shift into dragons or dragons that can shift into really sexy guys.  Some of the dragons are the good guys and some are really, really bad guys.  Coreene also guest posts on February 7th with a few ideas on how to keep love alive all year.

Suzanne Johnson writes fondly of a city close to her heart, New Orleans. There are shifters in Suzanne's books too, they mostly bark or howl when furry and growl sexily when they are more human; there are also Wizards, and Undead Pirates. Just like New Orleans, her books are full of characters! Her guest post on February 9 is a Pirate's Guide to Modern Romance by one of her characters, the infamous Jean LaFitte. .

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Thank You, Penguin!

      The joy of reading brings so many readers together time and time again. When readers gather to discuss their latest book selections, new and meaningful relationships are established. Book bloggers are a unique group of book lovers, each whom have an incredible platform in which to record and define how each book resonates with them. Our love of literature is fickle and vast, leading to a new book crush just about every week. To read, review, and discuss our passion is second nature to dedicated readers. Publishers play a huge role in what bloggers do day after day. They play an integral part as supporters of the blogging community and are vital to reviewers that yearn for well written stories that transport them to far off lands and dreams.

    Fools for Luv would like to thank Berkley/NAL the Penguin Group USA for their generous gift, a tremendous shipment of books from various authors. Your magnanimous gift has allowed Fools for Luv to offer visitors and followers, rich and vibrant works of literature guaranteed to delight readers. Your commitment to readers and the blogging community is appreciated by those who love to read and blog about their books.

     Thanks to donors like Penguin, Fools for Luv will be able to give back to a community of readers that nourish the industry and enrich the book blogging community.

We invite you to take a closer look at the amazing titles Penguin gifted us with.
New American Library (NAL)

Things have always fallen into place for Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh. His good looks, abundance of charm, and the small matter of being heir to a marquisate make him quite the catch. So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can’t help but seize the irresistible challenge.

Jane Bunting knows all about responsibility—she has managed to support herself and her brother with their bakery—but she knows nothing of excitement or passion. When dashing Lord Raleigh crosses the threshold of her shop, she has no idea of the potential danger to her reputation…or to her heart.

Neither imagined things would go so far—until the night their worlds collide, irrevocably changing both their lives. But when duty calls for Richard, and with everything Jane's worked for suddenly at stake, will their taste for scandal be their downfall?

As a hard winter on the Colorado mountainside finally yields to spring, more than snow is melting in Angel’s End…

To Cassie Parker, Colorado is the farthest point on earth from the dusty, troubled life she left behind in Texas. Here she has a birthright—her grandfather’s land not far from town—and a chance at a promising new start. And Jake Reece certainly is promising.

There’s never been a day in Jake’s life that he didn’t work harder than anyone else, and he’s got a thousand head of cattle and the ranch of his wildest dreams to prove it. Yet winter has a way of making even the most independent of men long for more. That must be why he’s so drawn to the strange, secretive beauty who’s taken up on the Parker land.

But when Cassie runs afoul of the local cattleman’s association—with Jake at the helm—what started as sparks ignites into a full blaze. And things in Angel’s End are about to really heat up…

Princess Mercedes’s story… 

 While journeying home from Scotland, Princess Mercedes of Alden’s coach is set upon and her personal guard killed. Barely escaping with her life, she seeks help at a nearby inn. But with no money and looking little better than a beggar, the townsfolk think her claims of being a princess to be nothing more than a far-fetched tale. Utterly forsaken, Mercedes wonders what is to become of her.
     After years of soldiering, dispossessed Laird Daniel MacKinnon is finally coming home. At an inn he is confronted by a bedraggled young woman claiming to be of royal blood. Daniel doesn’t believe her wild tale, but when she asks for his protection, he agrees to serve as her bodyguard—in turn she promises to reward him handsomely once they reach London. But Mercedes is still being pursued by ruthless hunters whose motives remain unclear.
    As the danger increases, so does the desire she and Daniel feel for each other, until the two of them must face the greatest danger of all—falling in love.

Ember's Kiss cover    For centuries, the shape-shifting dragon warriors known as the Pyr have hidden themselves from mankind, defending the earth’s treasures in secrecy. But as the final reckoning with the Slayers—who are determined to eradicate both humans and the Pyr who protect them—heats up, even the most ancient secrets will be revealed.…

Brandon Merrick is determined to banish his shifter nature forever. The charismatic tattooed surfer is on the cusp of the ultimate challenge—to prove himself on the whitecaps of Hawaii and secure his future as a pro surfer. But his dragon isn’t prepared to be tamed so easily....

One look at marine biologist Liz Barrett ignites the spark of a firestorm: Liz is his destined mate and his chance for happiness. While Brandon sees their first night together as just the beginning, his dragon seizes the upper hand. Awakening in the company of a raging dragon challenges Liz’s ability to believe her own eyes. Can Brandon accept his inner beast in time to make it work with Liz?

Neither one realizes Brandon is caught in an ancient Slayer’s scheme to enslave him. When the deadly plot ignites, the very island will be at risk...and Brandon and his mate could be the ultimate sacrifice.


In his years working for the private security firm The Edge, Clay Marshall has seen it all. But the recent blackouts he's been having are new. So is waking up with blood on his hands and clothes, with no memory of where the blood came from—or who he might have killed. He hates to admit it, but he needs help.

Dr. Leigh Vaughn has treated other Edge employees before, but from the moment she sees him for the first time, Clay strikes her as a special breed of man. She knows he’s dangerous, and distrustful of doctors, but she finds herself drawn to him even as his own steely exterior gives way to his growing desire for her.

Neither knows, however, that Clay is being used as a pawn in a larger experiment, and that his blackouts are only the first step toward a terrifying goal. And both Leigh and Clay will put themselves in harm’s way to stop an unseen enemy—and to save one another.

Nalini Singh introduces readers to a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires.

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break.
Warrior angels, vampire hunters, and angels gone bad heat up this altogether sizzling paranormal alternate universe. This anthology of novellas features Angels' Wolf, Angels' Judgement, Angels' Pawn, and the never-before-published Angels' Dance.

The Wardens of the Realm are a group with extraordinary abilities, dedicated to protecting England from any threat. But in this steam-powered world, there’s a fine line between enemy and ally… 

Reeling from her brother’s death, beautiful American spy Claire Brooks has vowed revenge on the member of The Company who she believes to be responsible: Stanton Howard. But when she chases the man to London, Claire is captured by the Wardens of the Realm and placed in the custody of the Earl of Wolfred, the dashing Alistair Payne.

Seeing the prospect of retribution slipping away, Claire convinces Alistair that she has defected and will help him take down The Company. As they travel via steam liner, Claire and Alistair must pretend to be engaged. Claire can’t deny the growing attraction she feels for her pretend husband, but when Howard is finally within her reach, she will have to decide whether her true loyalties lie with The Company or with her heart…

Four unlikely brides make their way west—and find love where they least expect it in award-winner Kaki Warner’s heartwarming series, one “as stellar as her Blood Rose trilogy…”

Edwina Ladoux hoped becoming a mail-order bride would be her way out of the war-torn South, but as soon as she arrives in Heartbreak Creek, Colorado, and meets her hulking, taciturn groom, she realizes she’s made a terrible mistake. Declan Brodie already had one flighty wife who ran off with a gambler before being killed by Indians. He’s hoping for a practical farm woman who can corral his four rambunctious children. Instead, he gets a skinny Southern princess who doesn’t even know how to cook.

Luckily, Edwina and Declan agreed on a three-month courtship period, allowing them time to get the proxy marriage annulled. Yet as the weeks pass, thoughts of annulment turn into hopes for a real marriage—until the unspeakable happens, and suddenly Declan is torn between duty and desire, and Edwina has to fight for the family she’s grown to love…

Again, thank you for all you have done, Penguin.