Author: Renee Carlino

I’m a California native currently residing in a beach town in Southern California where I live with my husband, our two boys, and our sweet dog, June. Even though I’ve lived in California my whole life, I’ve had a long-standing affair with the big city. New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles are some of my favorite places. I like to place my characters in different settings where I can use the unique qualities of the location to help tell the story.

I started writing creatively as a teenager, first with poetry and short stories, and then finally to the long prose as an adult. I’m obsessed with love stories and the drama and complexities that exist within our intimate relationships. In 2002’ I received a film degree and thought I would see the stories in my head play out on film but something always brought me back to the written word. My time as a seventh grade English teacher helped to reacquaint me with my love of reading and writing and soon I was devoting much of my free time to it.

Music also plays a huge role in my life. I’ve often referred to music as my lifeblood so that’s why I’ve included an on-going, ever-changing playlist on my website to share some of the songs that have inspired and evoked emotion in me, especially in my writing. Whether I’m writing about musicians or cowboys, I’m always listening to music, so I love getting new recommendations.

I’ve said before that my first friends were the imaginary kind and in many ways they still are. I love writing these stories and watching my characters grow and I’m grateful to be able to share them with you. I also really love hearing from readers so please drop by my Facebook page or twitter and say hello.

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Jan 09
BLOG TOUR:  Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino

BLOG TOUR: Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino

Adrienne's Reviews, Blog Tour, New Release, Release Day, Reviews 0 ★★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for readers under 17 years of age due to sexual content, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and/or violence. Lucian Divine by Renee Carlino on January 9, 2017 Genres: Angels, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Pages: 226 ASIN: B01MU6ZWVU Amazon • Barnes and Noble • iBook • Goodreads… Read more »

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Aug 09
BLOG TOUR:  Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

BLOG TOUR: Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

Adrienne's Reviews, Blog Tour, Giveaways, Release Day, Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for readers under 17 years of age due to sexual content, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and/or violence. Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino Published by Atria Books on August 8, 2016 Genres: Abuse, New Adult, Romance, Sociology Pages: 320 ASIN: B00P42WOI0 Amazon •… Read more »

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Aug 18
BLOG TOUR incl Review & Giveaway:  Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

BLOG TOUR incl Review & Giveaway: Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

Adrienne's Reviews, Blog Tour, Giveaways, Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for readers under 17 years of age due to sexual content, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and/or violence. Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino Published by Atria on August 18, 2015 Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Drama, New Adult, Romance Pages: 320 ASIN: B00O65X7MI… Read more »

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Nov 10
Review:  After The Rain by Renee Carlino

Review: After The Rain by Renee Carlino

Adrienne's Reviews, Reviews 0 ★★★½

After The Rain by Renee Carlino Published by Atria Books on November 11, 2014 Genres: Abuse, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Sociology, Women’s Fiction Format: eBook Amazon • Goodreads From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance… Read more »

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Jul 31

Cover Reveal: After The Rain by Renee Carlino

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After The Rain by Renee Carlino Published by Atria Books, Simon & Schuster on November 11, 2014 Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Women’s Fiction Format: eBook Amazon • Goodreads   Expected Release Date:  November 11, 2014 Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Blio | Books-a-Million | IndieBound | Google UK Links Amazon | Waterstones | Foyles | WHS | Apple | Google AUS Links Bookworld | Amazon | Apple | Google   From… Read more »

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Jul 07
Release Event:  Nowhere But Here by Renee Carlino in PAPERBACK

Release Event: Nowhere But Here by Renee Carlino in PAPERBACK

Adrienne's Reviews, Reviews 0 ★★★★

Nowhere But Here by Renee Carlino Published by Atria Books, Inc. on May 5, 2014 Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance Format: Paperback Amazon • Goodreads A jaded Chicago reporter in her twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she’s assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive… Read more »

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Mar 17
Review:  Sweet Little Thing (Sweet Thing 1.5) by Renée Carlino

Review: Sweet Little Thing (Sweet Thing 1.5) by Renée Carlino

Adrienne's Reviews, Reviews 0 ★★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for readers under 17 years of age due to sexual content, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and/or violence. Sweet Little Thing by Renee Carlino on March 4, 2014 Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance Pages: 120 Amazon • Goodreads Ever wonder what happened after the… Read more »

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