** FRIDAY FAVORITES with Joanne Rock — with a GIVEAWAY! **

Join me every Friday to see my spotlight on one of my favorite authors who will be sharing a few of their favorite things!

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Featured today is Harlequin Superromance and Harlequin Desire author JOANNE ROCK!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Joanne!


Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock turned a passion for writing into a career when imaginary characters kept her awake at night, demanding she tell their stories. The author of over seventy romances in a variety of sub-genres, she enjoys small-town family sagas as much as high-drama glitz and glamour. A former Golden Heart recipient, Joanne has won numerous awards for her stories. Her work has been reprinted in twenty-six countries and translated into twenty languages. She has taught writing, film and fiction at a college level and enjoys sharing her passion for the arts at creative writing workshops, career fairs and with aspiring writers she meets online.


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My favorite color is … pink.

My favorite place to read is … outdoors on my porch swing.

My favorite snack is … nachos.

My favorite type of music is … very mood dependent. 

My favorite hot beverage is … coffee.

My favorite type of flower is … peony.

My favorite time of day is … morning.

My favorite candy is … See’s Chocolates, which I just discovered thanks to Tawny Weber!

My favorite hobby is … reading.

My favorite place to vacation is … anywhere warm and beachy.



Look for Joanne’s upcoming Harlequin Desire , THE MAGNATE’S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE, out April 1 …



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The McNeill Magnates #1

A mix-and-match mock engagement? 

Ballerina Sofia Koslov’s career is on the line when she’s accosted at the airport by a rich, reckless playboy who thinks she’s his mail-order bride! But the playboy’s levelheaded brother, Quinn McNeill, solves the media snafu with a switcheroo. He’ll pretend to be her legitimate fiancé to protect her reputation—and to protect his family’s business deals from her father’s wrath. Sofia’s one condition: they’ll share the spotlight as a loving couple but won’t share a bed. But soon Quinn’s gentlemanly ways strike a chord, and Sofia’s dying to renege on that condition and have a real fling…



Coming soon in the series …


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The McNeill Magnates #2

The matchmaker meets her match…in one very persistent tycoon! 

Secretive matchmaker to the rich and famous, Lydia Whitney prefers to stay behind the scenes. But after one mistake, rich resort developer Ian McNeill is hot on her trail, and he’s more attractive—and persistent—than ever before.

Ian can’t believe it when he figures out who’s messing with his family: a woman who has deceived—and seduced—him before. What’s her agenda? And why can’t he resist her? He’ll get the answers to all his questions, if Lydia agrees to his convenient marriage proposal. But once she’s in his arms again, will he let her go?



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The McNeill Magnates #3

The Boss’s Baby Bargain 

When resort developer Cameron McNeill goes undercover to root out problems at his prized island property, his first discovery is the irresistible concierge, Maresa Delphine. Her business smarts are vital to his mission. But the struggling single mom could help with his personal mission, too: fulfilling the marriage terms of his grandfather’s will.

Maresa is overwhelmed caring for her infant niece and tending to the demands of the resort’s sexy mystery guest. When he reveals himself as the owner, she’s thrown for a loop. But when he proposes…can she resist his brand of trouble in paradise?


And don’t miss Joanne’s latest from the SUPERROMANCE line …


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Heartache, TN

Starting over, one wish at a time… 

Gabriella Chance has devoted her life to helping others overcome traumatic events. Now it’s her turn. Gabby’s come home to Heartache, Tennessee, to finally face her past. She finds solace in an unlikely ally, her high school crush, Clayton Travers. But while Clay wants to be Gabby’s refuge, he’s returned to Heartache to confront his own demons. With so many painful secrets in their past, can they hope to wish for a happy future…together?



Out previously in the series … 

The books can be read as stand-alones, but as you get to know more characters in Heartache, it’s fun to look up their stories and get to know them. Each book has a subplot from a teen character’s point of view too, and all of those stories connect in some way. 



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  2. I would love to win Joanne’s new book! Can’t wait to read it and the rest of this series.

  3. Hi Joanne! Happy Friday! I loved getting to know more about you.

  4. Kimberley Coover says

    Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Saint Patrick’s day☘️☘️

  5. Love Joanne!! And wow all these upcoming releases sound fantastic!!!

  6. Hello Joanne Have a wonderful Weekend

  7. Kristine R says

    Hi Joanne I just LOVE reading your books, hope you have an awesome weekend.

  8. Hi Joanne. Happy Saint Patrick’s day!

  9. Hi! I lenjoyed reading about Joanne’s favourite things. 🙂 I’m looking forward to The Magnate’s Mail-Order Bride. I love the blurb! <3 Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to all the other participants! <3 <3 <3

    • Thanks for stopping in Andra! We’re going to have fun reading this series!

    • Andra, I was dying to find a way to get that Mail-Order mix-up feel in a contemporary story and was so excited to write this one. Sometimes I come up with characters, sometimes a conflict, but this one was all about the set up… I knew I wanted to write that idea, and then I figured out which characters could make it work. I never guessed how much I would love writing a dancer– so different from me and what I do, but wow! What an amazing commitment they have to their work. I was inspired.

  10. donamaekutska7 says

    I love the beach too! Thanks forfor the chance.

  11. Kris Anderson says

    Bahaha. I love the tshirt!

    • Isn’t it cute? It’s a bag, actually, but it would be a fun tee to have too. I picked it up at the Romance Writers of America conference this past summer. I go home with so many books and fun things! I *almost* feel guilty calling that trip “work” because it’s like Writer Summer Camp :-).

  12. My favorite color is pink, too

  13. Hi Joanne! Enjoyed your favorites list. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  14. Thanks for the info.

  15. Beverly Gordon says

    waves your books are amazing! im starting to dig pink a lil more then i have in thepast and i LOVE LOVE Posh! so the best of all worlds books and poshty for postingand for the chance

    • Hi Beverly!! My good friend sells Posh and I tried it to support her, but got excited when I started trying things. I figured it would be nice to share the products with readers and since ALL the fat yummy handcreams are so nice, I picked the ones that went with my book covers best 😉 :-).

  16. laurieg72 says

    My 5 yo granddaughter’s favorite color is pink.

    Do you have a favorite beach to visit?

    Hope you had time to relax in PR.

    I will look for Quinn and Sofia’s love story.

    • I love all kinds of beaches, Laurie… from the tame waves rolling to big surf crashing! I like walking on the beach a lot, and have fun visiting pretty hotels like the Don Cesar in St. Petersburg where you can have a cocktail at the pretty bar and then go for a long walk next to the Gulf. A perfect day!!

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