Rebecca Giveaway


I’m super excited to team up with Laura Kaye for a paperback giveaway!

We both have awesome new books coming out soon, and you can enter to win a paperback of my WICKED EDGE _and_ Laura’s RIDE HARD on the posts we have up on both of our pages – one winner will win both books on each page. To enter, Head on over to our author pages on Facebook, COMMENT and LIKE!

Sharing would be greatly appreciated, too! Open to international.

Ends at noon EST on May 1. And don’t forget to check out our new books! Go!

RIDE HARD, by Laura Kaye
Get a bonus story for grabbing Ride Hard by 4/30 (U.S.):

WICKED EDGE, by Rebecca Zanetti
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The Best Parts of the Game

View More: Blogger-Debra Elise

Rebecca, thank you for hosting me today and allowing me to corrupt, …. er I mean share with your readers some of my thoughts and pictures of hot bad boys.

Hi everyone, my name is Debra Elise and I write contemporary and romantic suspense. My debut novel, Saving Maverick, a sports romance, just released on April 4th. Since my hero is a hot bad boy baseball player, I thought it’d be fun to discuss the best ah, parts of the game. Like the sometimes form-fitting jerseys that show off the players muscled biceps and triceps or the tight pants which hug the gluteus maximus and show off the thigh muscles ever so fine. Or the difference between a cut ball pitch and a slider, but I digress.

Now don’t get me wrong I watch the players, I mean the baseball game for many reasons. For example, I really enjoy it when they run the bases and if in doing so I notice how that action showcases the for mentioned derriere and thigh muscles, well who am I to complain? However, in all seriousness I grew up around a baseball field. My family spent all our time at games either coaching, playing, keeping score or most importantly, watching.

Arizona Diamondback Conor Jackson Batting in a Spring Training Game on March 18, 2009, at Tucson Electric Park, Tucson, Arizona

To this day the smell of freshly mowed grass brings back childhood memories of heading to the ballfield at the crack of dawn for tournaments and concession stand hotdogs and Fritos smothered in chili (which still makes me nauseous just thinking of that combo, but that’s a whole different story).

So, who here loves baseball? But more importantly the men who play the game? You can’t see me, but my hand is raised and waving frantically. Right now I’m thinking about a few of my favorite players, one in particular. He’s fictitious, and looks a lot like Chris Pine. He’s a bit broken but where women are concerned, he’s quite the catch.

Image of muscle man posing in studio

His name is Maverick Jansen and in my book, Saving Maverick, he’s the star pitcher who goes through a life changing event which sends him reeling and he handles it… not so well. The team owner needs the help of a top public relations expert, Kelsey Sullivan, who has some issues of her own when it comes to egotistical playboy baseball players.

Mav and Kelsey’s attraction is instant, yet too many obstacles stand in their way. Baseball brings them together, but it also might be the very reason that keeps them from their happily ever after.

In the comments below, share with me your favorite team or player, if you have one. And if you just watch the game for the… uniforms, who am I to judge? 😉

In my house, we root for the Mariners and right now, Robinson Cano is killing it with four homeruns just five games into the season. And he fills out his uniform quite nicely. Not that I’ve noticed or anything.

Happy reading!

PS – Be sure to visit me on my website and check out the giveaway page (I’m giving away a Kindle Fire as well as other great prizes) and/or sign up for my newsletter.

saving maverick coverSAVING MAVERICK by Debra Elise (The Outlaws of Baseball, Book One)

Maverick Jansen and Kelsey Sullivan fall into a complicated game of PR strategy by day and searing passion by night where they both find a new meaning to fast and hard.

He needs someone like her …

Rand ‘Maverick’ Jansen has what it takes to be the star pitcher of the Idaho Outlaws—talent, talent and more talent. Trouble is, since his younger brother’s death in a car wreck, a mysterious ‘injury’ to Mav’s throwing arm has him sidelined. And trying to find solace in a series of all-too public drunken parties isn’t aiding his cause with the league, or the team’s owner. If Mav doesn’t accept help to work out his grief and repair his reputation, he may end up in the dugout for good. He just didn’t expect that help to come from a gorgeous little spitfire in sexy stiletto heels.

She needs to stay far away from guys like him …

Kelsey Sullivan is a publicist, and a good one. She’s not a big fan of bad boy baseball players. But when the owner of the Outlaws, a close friend, asks her to take his star pitcher from media strike out to home run, she has to say yes. But she’d rather eat her favorite Chanel purse. Mav Jansen is everything she’s spent her adult life staying far, far away from—a sports celebrity who seems to consider the world his personal playground. She just didn’t expect him to be quite so gorgeous and irresistible.

When life throws them a curve ball, is it too late to learn that love can save them both?

Saving Maverick is available at these retailers:

PPS – I’ll be in Las Vegas from April 13th-16th at the RT Booklovers Convention. I’ll be signing at the Giant Book Fair on the 16th from 10:30-2:00p at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and I would love to see you! If you’re in the area, they have day passes still available.


Debra Elise lives with her husband and their two sons in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She loves to read, nap, write, and watches entirely too much T.V. (Blacklist and Mr. Robot are two of her current obsessions). She also enjoys hanging out with other author-type individuals and teasing her three ‘boys’ into displaying their killer smiles. Most days find her carpooling, avoiding laundry and daydreaming about her characters and how to make them come alive for her readers.

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Heading to Vegas…

Hi All!  It has been a while since I blogged, and deadlines have been pretty crazy but fun.  Keep an eye out for WICKED BURN, which releases in June and includes a Dark Protector novella called TALEN.  Right now just the ebook is available for preorder, but the print book should be up for preorder sometime in April.

Conference and signing season kicks off next month with the Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I like Vegas, and I’m exited to go back.

If you’re not attending the conference, there’s a Giant Book Fair on Saturday, April 16th from 10:30 to 2:00 at the Rio, Pavilion Ballroom.  I think it might be $10 to get in, but there will be 650 authors selling books and giving away goodies.  So make sure to stop by and say hi.  They put us in alphabetical order, so look for the Z’s, and I’m there.  🙂

If you are attending the conference, here’s my schedule:

Alpha Males & Bad Ass Feminists: Why It Works!

Wednesday, April 13, 11:00am-12:00pm, Tropical D

Whether he’s a vampire, biker, Viking, soldier, Highlander, cowboy, cop, or a billionaire who likes to tie you up the alpha male is still the rage. Join three authors for a frank discussion about how Alphas appeal to independent, intelligent, and strong women. What works, what doesn’t, and is there even a line? In a humorous, fun, and informative way, we’ll explore those stubborn, wounded men, the appeal of the Alpha fantasy, and why being a feminist who reads romance is not an oxymoron.

Moderator:  Asa Maria Bradley

Panelist(s):  Rebecca Zanetti, Christine Feehan, Sarah Castille

Ride The Storm: A Rising Storm Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, April 13, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Amazon L

Come mix with the authors of the Rising Storm series and go to a goodie-loaded scavenger hunt throughout Storm, Texas! Visit the Storm Oak, Murphy’s Pub, Cuppa Joe, and other locations in Storm as you mingle with authors, learn about Storm’s places and characters, and play for a chance to win one of the 100 swag bags to be awarded to those who complete the hunt! Come join the fun!

Host(s):  J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner), Lexi Blake (aka Sophie Oak), Dee Davis, Larissa Ione, Lisa Mondello, Jennifer Probst, Christopher Rice, Rebecca Zanetti, R.K. Lilley

Attacking Weight and Stress in a Sedentary Job

Wednesday, April 13, 2:45pm-3:45pm, Tropical A

As careers expand, unfortunately, so do waistlines, stress levels, and butts. Join these authors and industry professional in a frank discussion of how they’ve collectively lost more than 150 pounds while taking charge of their health and maintaining successful careers. Our writing journeys are all unique, as are our health issues and ways to lose weight, so pop in for some tangible, doable tips and tricks. We’ll have tips, books, and goodies to give away!

Moderator:  Rebecca Zanetti

Panelist(s):  Sara Humphreys, Alexandra Nicolajsen (Kensington, Marketing Director)

Churn it Out: Write Fast and Publish Frequently

Thursday, April 14, 10:00am-11:00am, Tropical A

The panelists from last year’s standing-room only “Writing Fast” are back with more advice on getting high word counts and dealing with deadlines, time management, expectations, and meltdowns. It is possible to write a book in a month — and the need can arise for authors pursuing a serious career in today’s fast-paced publishing world. Join three multipublished authors in a frank discussion where they’ll share practical tips for writing fast, meeting deadlines, and keeping sane.

Moderator:  Laura Kaye

Panelist(s):  Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn), Rebecca Zanetti

Rock Your World: Building a Dynamic Sexy Romance

Thursday, April 14, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Tropical D

Do you have a rich fantasy life? Have you dreamed of making that world a reality? Join this panel of NYT and USA Today National Bestselling authors as they discuss the in’s and out’s of building a unique and dynamic romance world. During this interactive discussion, they’ll share the secrets to getting ideas onto the page and how to avoid common pitfalls when creating a brand new universe or even fitting inside the universe we already live in.

Moderator:  Carrie Ann Ryan

Panelist(s):  Donna Grant, Sara Humphreys, J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner), Rebecca Zanetti

Tattoos and ‘Tinis 

If you love body art and want to add a temporary tattoo from your favorite series, join New York Times Bestselling authors for a party to remember. We’ll have temporary logo and series tattoos, drinks, prizes, books, and giveaways in this body inking Vegas event!

Thursday, April 14, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Amazon S

Host(s): Rebecca Zanetti, Jay Crownover, Laura Kaye, Carrie Ann Ryan, Donna Grant, Kristen Ashley, Lora Leigh, Helena Hunting

Kensington’s Chapel of Love

Thursday, April 14, 5:15pm-6:45pm, Amazon A

What’s Las Vegas without a wedding? Come get hitched with your favorite authors from Kensington! Mingle with our “Brides to Be,” who will be signing copies of some of their latest releases while you indulge in wedding-themed treats. We’ll be giving away plenty of goodies and books for all of our RT “Maidens of Honor” (and “Best Men,” too!), but be sure to come early so you can get your first picks!

Host(s):  Sonali Dev, Amanda Bonilla (aka Mandy Baxter), Rebecca Zanetti, Michele Grant, Sarah Title, Pintip Dunn, Desiree Holt, Mary Jo Putney, Lutishia Lovely (aka Zuri Day), Kate McMurray, Jeffe Kennedy, Ella Quinn, Sarah Hegger, Cat Johnson, Sally MacKenzie, Jill Shalvis

1001 Dark Nights Sparkler

Friday, April 15, 12:20pm-1:20pm, Brasilia 7

1,001 Dark Nights is setting off fireworks! Come join us for a toast, some nibbles and fab swag. Mix and mingle with the brightest lights in the contemporary and paranormal genres while you learn their secrets and win prizes at this starstudded event — hosted by the 1,001 Dark Nights co-creators, M.J. Rose and Liz Berry.


Liz Berry (1001 Dark Nights, Co-Creator)
M.J. Rose (1001 Dark Nights, Co-Creator)

Guest(s): , Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn), Shayla Black, Lexi Blake (aka Sophie Oak), Heather Graham, Donna Grant, Larissa Ione, Laura Kaye, J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner), Laurelin Paige, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby, Christopher Rice, Carrie Ann Ryan, Rebecca Zanetti

I’m also a featured author signing at the Saturday FAN-tastic Day Party from 6:00-6:45.  So if you get the Saturday day pass, or if you’re attending the conference, definitely find me during the party because I will have books to give away!  🙂



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What’s Your Favorite Action Movie?

Guest Blogger-Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep 1Greetings! First of all, I want to say thanks to Rebecca for inviting me to guest blog today. Thanks so much, Rebecca!

If you’ve read my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, then you know that I really, really, really like writing action and fight scenes. 🙂

Bitter Bite, the 14th book in my Elemental Assassin series, will be released on Feb. 23. So by this point in the series, Gin Blanco, my assassin heroine, has been in just about every kind of action scene, fight, throwdown, brawl, and duel to the death that you can imagine, battling everything from vampires to giants to dwarves to elementals.

But every time I sit down to write a new book in the series, one of my favorite things to do is to come up with the big action/fight scenes in the book, especially the finale, and figure out how Gin can use her magic, wits, and determination to defeat the villains. It’s one of my favorite parts of writing, especially when it comes to this character and series.

When I’m not writing my own action scenes, I also really, really, really like watching movies and TV shows that have a lot of great action in them. Here are some of my favorites:

Agent Carter: Peggy Carter is one of my favorite characters in the Marvel universe because she’s smart, strong, and can kick butt whenever necessary (which turns out to be quite frequently in this show).

Arrow: Fight scenes are one of the highlights and trademarks of this show. Often, Green Arrow and his friends will team up and take on all the bad guys at once.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: There are lots of great action and fight scenes in this one, including Cap’s epic showdown with the Winter Soldier in the middle of the movie.

The James Bond series: Few film series do action and stunt sequences better than the Bond films, like the finale of Skyfall, where Bond is severely outnumbered and outgunned as he tries to defeat a whole swarm of bad guys.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: I like all the swashbuckling and swordplay scenes in this one, and Johnny Depp is just awesome as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The Princess Bride: This movie has plenty of action, along with a fun, light-hearted tone and so many great, quotable lines. It’s a classic.

What about you guys? What are some of your favorite action movies and TV shows? What are some of your favorite action-packed books? Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of BITTER BITE. (US only)

Bitter Bite (2)BITTER BITE, Elemental Assassin #14, Releases Feb. 23:

Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship? That’s the question Gin Blanco is asking when a friend’s long-lost relative comes strolling back into Ashland under suspicious circumstances. The unexpected reunion is a surprise for everyone—and a big problem for Gin. Book 14 in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series RT Book Reviews calls “unbeatable entertainment!”

It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in.

It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.

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About Jennifer:

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Bitter Bite, the 14th book in the series, will be released on Feb. 23.

Jennifer also writes the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. She is also the author of the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.

For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit or follow Jennifer on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter (@Jennifer_Estep), or follow her blog.

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Win a Sephora Mini-Emergency Kit!

UPDATE:  Congrats to Reverly Kerner for winning!!!  We’ll get your kit to you!  Thanks to everyone for entering!

Hi all!  Thanks for a FABULOUS release week!  As you know, the release week for Mercury Striking is coming to an end, and I still have a Sephora Emergency kit to give away. So let’s give it away here on the blog.  Before I forget, the 23% off the kindle price is only set until today, and I’m not sure what happens after that.  The regular price is more.  Here’s a link if you want to make sure to get today’s price:  MERCURY STRIKING.

How has your week been?  Mine has been crazy with promo and the fun of Mercury.  I went a little darker with this book (it’s a post-apocalyptic world, after all), and the response and reviews have been awesome.  I’m so glad!  In addition, I went into  my local Walmart the other day, and look what I saw!

WalMartI did a very happy dance and took pictures.  I’m also supposed to be in Target, but I’m not in my local Target.  If you see one of my books in Target, would you shoot me a picture?  I’d really appreciate it!

Here’s a sample of one of the Sephora kits:

Survival kit 1Finally, I’m heading off to Daytona next week for the Coastal Magic Convention and Booksigning.  The public booksigning is on Saturday the 6th, 5:30-7:30 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort.  Come by and say hi!

To enter the contest, just answer this question:

If it turned out that the supernatural world existed, and we all had latent genes, I would turn out to be:  (vampire, shifter, healer, psychic, demon, drgaon, etc…)

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