Tuesday, June 21, 2016

RaeAnne Thayne's New Book - Riverbend Road. #Giveaway

Posted by Susan B James on 3:00:00 AM with 6 comments
NY Time's Bestselling author RaeAnne Thane started writing in 1990. She sold her first book in 1995. In the past twenty-one years, she's written over forty books, hit the NY Times and USA Today best-seller lists on a regular basis, got six RITA Nominations, received a career achievement award from Romantic Times for series romantic adventure, a Pioneer of Romance award and two RT Reviewers’ Choice awards for best Special Edition. Her newest book, Riverbend Road comes out today and I have a paperback copy to give away to one lucky reader. Riverbend Road is a return to the delightful town of Haven Point. It's number 4 in the series.
Protecting the streets of Haven Point isn't just a job for police officer Wyn Bailey, it's a family tradition. But lately she's found herself wanting more, especially from her boss—and overprotective brother's best friend—sexy chief of police, Cade Emmett. The only problem is getting Cade to view her as more than just a little sister.
Cade's hands-off approach with Wyn isn't from lack of attraction. But his complicated past has forced him to conceal his desire. When Wyn is harmed in the line of duty, Cade realizes the depth of his feelings, but can he let his guard down long enough to embrace the love he secretly craves?

RaeAnne's writing style includes not only the romantic elements but some lovely wry humor. Loved the opening! I was rooting for Wyn and Cade all the way.
One of the best things about a series is that you get to reencounter characters from the other books. I always feel like I am returning to a beloved family. Haven Point is a small lake town in Northern Idaho near the Redemption Mountain Range. And RaeAnne makes me feel like I am part of the town. I loved  her Christmas story, Evergreen Springs, number 3 in the series. Now I have to read the first two. 
You can scroll down and enter the Rafflecopter, or you can read three questions Raeanne answered.
Q. What three important facts do you want readers to know about your books?
1) I usually end up with something autobiographical in every one, despite my best efforts to keep my life out of my books! 
2) I generally cry at least once during the writing process of each book when something I’ve written touches me. (I figure if it doesn’t move me, it’s not going to move my readers!). 
3) My core story — whether I’m writing about DEA agents or ranchers or burned-out undercover cops —  is that we’re all here to learn how to take care of each other.
Q. Who are some of your favorite authors? Who inspires you?
RaeAnne: I have many, many favorites, both historical and contemporary authors. It’s always hard to narrow it down because I’m finding new favorites all the time! I love Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods and Kristan Higgins on the contemporary side. Some of my favorite historical authors include Mary Balogh, Sherry Thomas and Loretta Chase. Every good storyteller inspires me to try harder!
Q. Why did you choose to write romance novels?
RaeAnne: I have read romance novels since I used to sneak them out of my mom’s closet when I was eleven years old. I started with Harlequin romances and fell in love with authors like Betty Neels and Violet Winspear. From the very moment I decided I loved telling stories, I wanted to write a romance novel. It still amazes me that dreams really do sometimes come true!
Yes, they do!

Thank you, RaeAnne, and Little Bird Publicity for providing me with a paperback copy to give away. Enter below. Happy Reading everyone.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I'd love to win a copy of Riverbend Road!

  2. (not sure if my other post went through) - love series in that you get to continue to hear about the townspeople or families

  3. Wonderful post, ladies. Love that cover. would enjoy reading the book. I started on Harlequin and Silhouette books too, finally branching into Mira and beyond. Many of us probably started that way. ~RJS

  4. only if it's standalone

  5. I love learning you cry at least once while writing your books. No wonder the emotion in your stories always feels so true.

  6. You get to hear about some of the characters again.


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