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#Giveaway: Berkley/NAL Romances

Berkley and NAL is home to some of your favorite authors from the paranormal (Christine Feehan, Nalini Singh) to the contemporary (Julie James, Karen White) to the historical (Carolyn Jewel, Jennifer Ashley).  But the two paperback arms are also responsible for some of the best mainstream erotic romances on the market. If you look on the spine of these books in the store, look for the “HEAT” lettering because that denotes a sexier, more edgy read.

Today’s giveaway celebrates the heat in Berkley/NAL romances.  Enter for your chance to win one of three prize packs.

1 trade paperback copy each of RUSH and FEVER by Maya Banks
1 trade paperback copy each of THE SUBMISSIVE and THE DOMINANT by Tara Sue Me
1 trade paperback copy of CAUGHT UP IN YOU by Roni Loren

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. reneesance
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:02:01

    Hard to pick just one favorite. I’m partial to most of Emma Holly’s work though, especially Strange Attractions.

  2. CrystalGB
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:06:11

    Coming Undone by Lauren Dane is my favorite erotic romance. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  3. Nita G
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:07:46

    So far I’ve liked everything I’ve read by Joey W. Hill. Both of her erotic contemporaries and paranormals have such great characters and emotion.

  4. Valeri
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:08:10

    Greact choices, if i had to choose one i guess it would be Roni Lauren’s book.

  5. Megan
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:15:40

    I have to say I really loved Beyond Shame by Kit Rocha so much. The sequel wasn’t quite as good, but I’m hoping the next one (Beyond Pain, I think it’s called) will be better.

  6. Lammie
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:22:48

    After Hours by Cara McKenna. It was erotic, but the romance was also very good. I loved the characters.

  7. Christine M.
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:23:11

    I’m getting more excited every day. August will be awesome!

  8. Jess
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:27:00

    Charlotte Stein writes my favorite erotic romance. Her work is so gritty yet delicious.

  9. Erin K.
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:27:18

    My favorite erotic romance is Playing to Win by Jaci Burton. I love so many of the Berkley Heat authors – Lauren Dane, Mays Banks, Sylvia Day, and Jaci Burton. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Amanda M.
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:28:09

    Right now its Cara McKenna :)

  11. Amy R
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:31:57

    I really enjoy Kit Rocha, Lauren Dane, Maya Banks, Jaci Burton and Charlotte Stein just to name a few.

  12. Miss_Malapert
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:32:51

    I’m a big fan of Lauren Dane, Emma Holly, Charlotte Stein and Joey W. Hill. I like Maya Banks too but she’s a bit hit or miss for me – I’m interested in her new trilogy but haven’t picked it up. Love these giveaways! Thanks so much.

  13. Sherry Haut
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:42:53

    I really like Emma Holly.

  14. Katherine
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:43:07

    The first erotic romance I read – and loved – was Three for Me by RG Alexander.

    Karen Erickson’s early erotic roms are also v good. Forbidden, Tangled, etc are all good. Tangled I really enjoyed.

    Lorelei James Rough Riders series is auto-buy for me.

    So many good books…

  15. Justine
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:51:30

    I recommend Megan Hart’s books published by Harlequin MIRA and SPICE.

  16. karen
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 10:51:59

    I am with Nita Joey Hill is an autobuy for me. Love her writing.

  17. Ducky
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:14:51

    AFTER HOURS by Cara McKenna is my recent favorite.

  18. Cheryl McInnis
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:15:20

    There are so many that I really enjoy, but I guess I’d say Willing Victim, by Cara McKenna just for the sheer grittiness and emotion (and the hot sex!)

  19. Sabrina P
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:21:32

    “Saddled and Spurred” by Lorelei James and any of her Rough Rider series. That book made me laugh, yell, cry, it had it all.

  20. sula
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:32:26

    Count me in as another fan of Kit Rocha. Beyond Shame and the sequel (forgetting the name) were some of the best impulse buys I’ve made this year.Lorelei James is another favorite. And I used to really enjoy Sarah McCarty before she became more mainstream…and lost a lot of the edge and heat that the earlier books had (imo).

  21. Becky
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:36:09

    Charlotte Stein, Tiffany Reisz, and Lauren Dane–though I admittedly haven’t read a lot. Always willing to try more!

    Oh! Kit Rocha too :)

  22. Karen C
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:45:03

    Sweet another giveaway! Thanks!

  23. Karen C
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:45:47

    Menagerie by Lara Santiago

  24. LaurieF
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:49:30

    Natural Law by Joey Hill.
    Have both the ebook and the paper copy.

  25. MaryK
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:51:29

    Well, I like Kimberly Dean and Joey Hill. The only particular books I can think of are older Ellora’s Cave titles. I haven’t read much ER lately so I’m not familiar with some of the newer authors.

  26. elaing8
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:52:01

    Its hard to pick just one. Coming Undone by Lauren Dane and Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks are 2 favorites.

  27. Jenn @ Lost in a Great Book
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:55:35

    I’ve really taken to the books by Roni Loren – there’s something about her characters that really grabs me and I’m totally engaged in her stories while I read her books.
    As for others … Lauren Dane, Victoria Dahl, Lorelei James, Charlotte Stein (loved her latest!), and lately Kit Rocha (wow!). So many awesome authors out there…

  28. Danielle D
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 12:25:13

    OMG what a great giveaway! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Amy P.
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 12:25:36

    Love Maya Banks and can’t wait to try the others !!

  30. Kim
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 12:32:48

    Thanks for the giveaway. I haven’t read this genre, so no favorites.

  31. Jane
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 13:16:09

    Master of the Mountain by Cherice Sinclair. The start is dorky, but I love that book (and Logan).

  32. ruth
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 13:25:28

    I like maya banks

  33. Christina
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 13:26:21

    I don’t think I have a favorite, I haven’t read much erotic romance (yet!).

  34. Lozza
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 13:41:27

    Lorelei James is pretty much an auto buy for me, but more recently I’ve really liked Delphine Dryden’s “Theory of Attraction” and “Seduction Hypothesis.”

  35. Lucile
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 13:51:31

    I love Nalini Singh’s book, she’s one of my favorite author ! :)
    Thanks a lot for the contest !

  36. Billie
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 13:58:42

    I love Lisa Marie Rice. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  37. Stephanie F.
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 13:59:16

    I love Joey W. Hills Vampire Queen series. They are really sexy and fantastic books.

  38. Mary Beth
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 14:02:16

    I’d like to try Maya Banks’ books–I’ve seen lots of ads and read reviews, but never tried them.

  39. Tammy
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 14:07:36

    Down London Road

  40. Turophile
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 14:15:58

    Pick me! I would love these books.

  41. JenniferH
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 14:27:58

    My favourite ER authors are Lauren Dane & Joey Hill

  42. Nancy B
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 14:29:48

    I haven’t read much erotic romance, but I would love to try any of these authors!

  43. Maureen
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:22:44

    I would pick Breath on Embers by Anne Calhoun.

  44. erinf1
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:25:53

    It’s a tie between Heat Rises: A Cabin Fever Novella by Alice Gaines and Curve Ball (Xcite Romance) by Charlotte Stein :)

  45. Christine
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:32:30

    anything by Cherise Sinclair.

  46. Tiffany O'Connor
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:37:06

    It is so difficult to choose a favorite but I will buy anything by Maya Banks, Jaci Burton, Roni Loren and Lauren Dane.

  47. kp
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:44:43

    Love anything by Sylvia Day and Nicole Edwards.

  48. Sandypo
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 15:49:21

    All the books look great! Thanks for the giveaway.

  49. AH@badassbookreviews
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 16:02:13

    Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite erotic romance is Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series.

  50. Lindsey E
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 16:06:30

    Lauren Dane and her Brown Family series.

  51. bn100
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 16:18:33

    don’t have a fav; haven’t read many

  52. Jody Cook
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 16:20:10

    I love Maya Banks Breathless series!

  53. Juliane
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 16:32:27

    This line gets WAY to much of my money every month!

  54. EvelynS
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 16:38:14

    I’m a big fan of Kit Rocha!

  55. Megan
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 17:22:10

    Love Maya Banks, but I haven’t gotten to this series yet.

  56. Bube
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 17:27:43

    Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! :))

  57. Jill B
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 17:42:36

    I am also a fan of Emma Holly, Sylvia Day and Maya Banks!

  58. Julie
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 17:42:51

    Emma Holly was my first brush with erotica, and continues to be one of my favorites.

  59. Raven Ames
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 17:57:05

    Joey Hill all the way! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  60. Jacqueline
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 17:58:14

    I can’t pick a favorite erotic novel, but I do really enjoy Megan Hart, Anne Calhoun, Emma Holly, and Tessa Bailey among others.

  61. nicole1000
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 18:10:00

    I really like Beth Kery, especially Wicked Burn. :) Thanks for the chance for the giveaway!

  62. Jessie
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 18:42:08

    Love Maya Banks, Beth Kery and Emma Holly (nonvampire)!
    so excited for this giveaway.
    thanks, Jane and DA

  63. Ashley F
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 18:56:53

    This year my favorite was “Entwined With You” by Sylvia Day (thus far).

  64. Judi L
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 19:00:14

    Beth Kery or Cherise Sinclair’s entire backlist.

  65. Karen
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 19:32:44

    I like Delphine Dryden, Lauren Dane, Charlotte Stein, and Beth Kery.

  66. vicky
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 19:51:58

    I really enjoy Maya Banks

  67. Rylie
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 19:52:17

    My favorite is Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun.

  68. Kelley
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 20:02:08

    I agree with Liberating Lacey!

  69. Pat A
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 20:09:19

    I have discover Annabel Joseph. She not for everyone but her writing style and characters are great.

  70. may
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 20:14:20

    I like Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series.

  71. Victoria Zumbrum
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 20:25:29

    50 Shades of Gray

  72. Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley)
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 20:43:25

    My favorites are The Original Sinners Series by Tiffany Reisz, beginning with The Siren – they are great with an actual plot, which I think some of the same types of stories are missing these days! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  73. Julia B.
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 20:49:06

    I love erotic romance and my favorite is still one of the first books I read in this genre: The Lover by Robin Schone.

  74. Karen C
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 21:17:11

    Hard to pick just one. Some of the authors I enjoy reading include Nikki Duncan, Cathryn Fox, Luara Kaye, Sylvia Day, Jaci Burton, and Emma Holly. There’s probably a few I missed, too.

  75. Jessica T
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 21:20:16

    I also find it hard to pick a favorite, but I’ve liked a lot of the Emma Holly I’ve read and also Tielle St. Clare’s Shadow of the Dragon series.

  76. KatieF
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 21:32:55

    Love Cherise Sinclair’s Shadowlands series but I don’t know that I could pick just one as a favorite.

  77. Massiel J
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 21:42:54

    J Kenner The Stark Series!

  78. Jen
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 21:47:43

    I have been loving Kit Rocha’s books lately.

  79. Nadia Lee
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 22:26:16

    I love books by Emma Holly, esp. her contemp erotica.

  80. Kate M
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 22:28:06

    Judging by most reread, my favorite erotic romance is Ice Queen and Mirror of My Soul by Joey W Hill (I count them as one book because you can’t read one without the other). A close second is Patience by Lisa Valdez.

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