Friday, February 13, 2015

Boyfriend Throwdown with Shana Galen of Earls Just Want to Have Fun (#Giveaway)

Historical romance author, Shana Galen, is back with a brand new series!

Throwdown! Book Boyfriends versus Real Boyfriends by Shana Galen

There are lots of reasons to read a new book. You want to learn something new. You want to escape reality for a while. You’re sick of TV or waiting for an appointment.

There are even better reasons for picking up a romance novel: the book boyfriend.

If you’ve been a romance reader for any length of time you know what a book boyfriend is, and you probably have one…or two…or more. Book boyfriends may be entirely fictional, but they beat out even real boyfriends in some ways.

Shana’s Top 5 Book Boyfriends

5. Dane from Earls Just Want to Have Fun

It’s true what authors say—we fall in love with our characters. I totally fell in love with the Earl of Dane from my newest release. He’s pretty stiff and proper and has his “jerk” moments, but he beats out real boyfriends because he’s that rare breed of man who can change for the better. Plus, he’s an earl.

4. Fade from the Razorland series by Ann Aguirre

This is a YA series, and it’s fabulous! I loved Fade from the moment he walked onto the page. He’s brave, strong, and more than a match for the heroine, Deuce. He’s also vulnerable and scarred. I like a bit of sensitivity in a book boyfriend. Real life boyfriends tend not to be so sensitive.

3. Jamie from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Sexy Scotsman—check. Good with his sword (pun intended)—check. Loyal, honorable, faithful—check. It’s not every guy who learns his wife is from the future and doesn’t freak out. Jamie and Claire have a love that transcends the ages, and that’s not the kind of thing you find every day or with every real boyfriend.

2. Cam from Wait for You by J. Lynn

Yes, this book is a New Adult romance, and I promise if you read it, Cam will become your book boyfriend too. Hands off! He’s mine. Cam is gorgeous, athletic, sensitive, and just a little clueless. He’s just the perfect guy for scarred Avery. Why is he better than a real boyfriend? He cooks and bakes and cleans up, and he doesn’t expect anything in return!

1. Roarke from the In Death series by JD Robb

This is Eve Dallas’s better half, and he really is. He’s gorgeous, with blue eyes, black hair, and an Irish lilt the poets envy. He also supports Eve 100%, and takes an interest in her work, even though he has a natural aversion to cops. Roarke is also a trillionaire who owns half the world and a few other planets. Take that, real life boyfriends!

Who’s your favorite book boyfriend? Did I mention yours or do you have one for me to add?

21898799Earls Just Want to Have Fun 
(Covent Garden Cubs #1)
by Shana Galen
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402298714
His heart may be the last thing she ever steals . . .

Marlowe is a pickpocket, a housebreaker—and a better actress than any professional on the stage. She runs with the Covent Garden Cubs, a gang of thieves living in the slums of London’s Seven Dials. It’s a fierce life, and Marlowe has a hard outer shell. But when she’s alone, she allows herself to think of a time before—a dimly remembered life when she was called Elizabeth.

Maxwell, Lord Dane, is intrigued when his brother, a hired investigator, ropes him into his investigation of the fiercely beautiful hellion. He teaches her to navigate the social morass of the town while his brother attempts to confirm her true identity. But Marlowe will not escape so easily. Instead, Dane is drawn into her world of danger and violence, where the student becomes the teacher and love is the greatest risk of all. 

Author Biography
Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books " lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching." She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter. Visit her website at

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  1. I love Dean from Susan Elizabeth Phillips' NATURAL BORN CHARMER. Funny, charming, gorgeous and a really good guy, even when he's being a bit of an ass.

  2. I like him too. SEP writes such great heroes.

  3. You named two of mine :
    Jamie Fraser. --- Outlander
    Roarke --Gorgeous,, In Death series
    Then there is Armand Harcourt ---The Making of a Gentleman Shana Galen
    Ian Mackenzie -- The Madness Of Ian Mackenzie. Thanks so much for the chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) all (dot) com

  4. I like Julie Anne Long's Colin Eversea and Chase Eversea from her Pennyroyal Green series, as well as Eloisa James' Leopold Dautry, Duke of Velliers. The Duke is such a bad boy all through the Desperate Duchesses series, but he is so redeemed by the time he gets his own book. :D


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