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  • Jennifer Ashley

    Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest with her husband and cat. She started out writing historical romances, but has branched into all kinds of things, including paranormal romance, historical mystery, historical mainstream fiction, and erotic romance.

    Jennifer's romances have been nominated for the Golden Quill for Best First Novel, Best Historical, Best Hot, Sensual and Sexy Novel, and best Novella; RT Reviewer's Choice...

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  • Nicole Morgan

    Nicole Morgan is an author of erotic romance novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story. Erotic romance mixed with good old-fashioned whodunit. While she’s written everything from contemporary to paranormal her leading men will more than likely be wearing a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve. From her very first novel (which turned into a four book series) about Navy SEALs to her more...

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March News

2017 RITA Nominees!

Congratulations to all of 2017 RITA finalists! The RITA award "recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas." Winners will be announced on July 27 at the 2017 RWA Conference in Orlando, Florida.

A special congratulations to the Writerspace authors on this year's short list:

Catherine Anderson

I am hard at work on another novel! Living in Montana is giving me all sorts of terrific new ideas for books and it's hard to figure out which one to write first...but I haven't forgotten my Mystic Creek families, either. My Christmas book, THE CHRISTMAS ROOM, will be out in hardback this fall. It has been a long time since I was given the opportunity to write a Christmas book, and I hope you love this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

My new house is coming together slowly but surely. I have a functioning kitchen and a bathtub now, so I can wait for the other essentials. After doing indoor camping over the very cold and snowy winter, living in a travel trailer with John and several big dogs and all six of the cats, it's good to have a floor that doesn't wiggle and a bathroom big enough so that I don't bruise my elbows on the walls when I try to use my curling iron.

Happy reading, everybody!

Kate White

If you live near New York City; Madison, CT; Orlando or Tampa, FL; Dallas, TX, or Richmond, VA, check out Kate White's tour schedule! The New York Times bestselling author and former Cosmopolitan magazine editor is coming your way to speak and sign in support of her exciting new psychological thriller, THE SECRETS YOU KEEP. Not a secret: she loves to meet readers, so round up your friends and join her in one of these cities!

Those who can't come: If you pre-order THE SECRETS YOU KEEP in any format before March 21, 2017, HarperCollins will send you an exclusive excerpt of Kate's Bailey Weggins mystery coming this fall! To get your sneak peek at what case Kate's gutsy crime writer will be working to crack next, email your proof of purchase to by March 20, 2017, and they will email you that riveting first chapter!

Another tip: Kate's giving away the lovely Tiffany candlesticks (worth $130!) that non-fiction author Bryn Harper uses to create the ambiance for what turns into a very strange dinner party in the opening pages of SECRETS YOU KEEP. Enter to win today!

Maggie Collins

Happy March!

With 70 degree temps here in New York's Hudson Valley, the weather has been absolutely spring-esque! Add in the longer, light filled days and I'm ready to shake off some winter blahs with some exciting news!

I'm still a few months away from the release date of my next release -- DUSK TO DAWN (stay tuned, more details to follow), but I wanted to share a few, special, sneak previews!


A childhood bond that can never be broken...

A brutal murder...

A look behind the camera of the world's hottest reality show, where not everything is as it appears...

Lines quickly become blurred when attorney, Avery Nicks is swept up in a deadly game of power and money, along with a heated attraction to a handsome stranger who seems to show up exactly when she needs him the most...

An excerpt you can read here...

And finally...our work-in-progress cover! (This spring is all about Rose & Blush colors so I am REALLY loving this!)

Bottom line? I can't wait to share this story with you.

Finally, don't forget to enter my March Giveaway and please stay in touch... Place for Romantic Suspense

Twitter: @AuthorMaggie Facebook: @AuthorMaggieCollins

Linda Lael Miller

With phenomenal pre-sales, Linda Lael Miller’s FOREVER A HERO, due out March 21, is destined to be a big hit with readers!

Who doesn’t love a hero! Youngest brother Mace Carson is truly that—he came to the rescue of a woman named Kelly when she desperately needed help back in their college days. Now Mace is a vintner in ranch Wyoming country, and Kelly’s in Mustang Creek representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Big problem, cuz it’s not for sale. But that’s nothing compared to the trouble from Kelly’s past that follows her to town. Once again Mace shows he’s a cowboy hero when he steps in to defend her.

Some FOREVER A HERO fun: Linda is giving away the 1991 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys DVD and a stretched canvas print of the number one movie hero himself, John Wayne, in her March website. Enter to win today, start reading FOREVER A HERO and order your copy of this delightful book today!

Alexandra Sokoloff

BITTER MOON out now!! Book 4 of the bestselling, Thriller Award-nominated Huntress Moon series is now available in print, email and audio. A haunted FBI agent and a ruthless killer track evil across decades in the next thrilling Huntress/FBI novel. A sixteen-year-old cold case offers Roarke a glimpse into Cara's past…and a chance to catch a savage predator. BITTER MOON:

MARCH CONTEST: Win a $20 Amazon gift card! Enter at:

NANOWRIMO NOW WHAT? Did you write that book? Or part of it? Now comes the fun part: rewriting! Join me on my blog and Facebook page for writing prompts and help:

Happy Spring! - Alex

Raz Steel

Looking for a fresh vista on vampires? BLOOD BETWEEN LOVERS is now available in print for a special price of $9.99 for a limited time and digitally for $4.99 at all your favorite online sites!

BLOOD BETWEEN LOVERS is the second installment of the Eternal Eros Trilogy. A vampire. Alone. Struggles to validate his existence. But only the love of a woman is worth the price of immortality.

NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Susan Sizemore said, "For a genuinely fresh and fantastic new take on vampire romance, Raz Steel is your go-to-guy and the one to watch."

In the late nineteenth century, Dr. Sigmund Freud prescribed Love Without Blood for his vampire patient Bobby Eyre... because blood is the Vampiric Eros for life, love, sexuality, preservation and the only way to cling to his humanity!

LOVE WITHOUT BLOOD, book one of the Eternal Eros Trilogy, available digitally and in print now, sparked a four star review from Romantic Times BOOK reviews. "This debut is a highly entertaining and unique take on the vampire genre. Steel's novel is sure to keep you guessing, especially after you think you have it figured out."

Visit for more info about Raz and his books, contests, and excerpts.

Follow Raz on FaceBook at RAZSTEELAuthor to chat and find out the latest on upcoming releases.

Cheyenne McCray


Erin Wilson has had the day from hell, which includes catching her boyfriend and her best friend having an affair. On top of that, she's stopped by a cop---who turns out to be the high school sweetheart she dumped when they graduated from high school.

But things go from cold to hot real fast. On the side of the road. Against her car. Blue and red lights flashing.

What happens is taboo, a line Dave Bennett never dreamed he would cross. Yet he can't believe his luck. The All-American girl he'd fallen in love with years ago is now at his mercy in more ways than one. He has a very special jail cell and some handcuffs just for her, not to mention a few other naughty surprises.

A little time behind bars might be all Erin needs to convince her to put herself in his protective custody---forever.

Laura Benedict

Does anyone else look at March on the calendar and think immediately about flying kites? With all the hints of spring and February (!) daffodils around, I've already said goodbye to winter, even though it may not be completely gone. I'm hard at work on my next suspense novel, and blogging every day at my website. I hope you'll come by and check out the blog. That's where I'll be doing contests and giving away goodies from now on. Sign up for my newsletter, too. Everyone who signs up gets a free short story! Also, do you write? Think about coming to do a crime/mystery-writing workshop at the Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop in Roanoke, VA, this summer. And if you're looking for haunting suspense set in Virginia, look no further than my Bliss House Trilogy (are you seeing a theme?!). Happy March, Happy Spring!

Elizabeth Lowell

Start reading the MacKenzie -Blackthorn series at a special price. RECKLESS LOVE by Elizabeth Lowell is on sale for only $1.99 in eBook. Janna Wayland lives in the wild of Utah Territory with only her books and the wild mustangs to keep her company. She is resigned to her quiet and solitary life until Ty MacKenzie arrives. Captured while searching for the wild stallion he needs to restart his life, Janna helps Ty escape the renegade Cascabel and in the process discovers desire. Get this Elizabeth Lowell classic today. Sale ends 3/15. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.

Amanda Quick

Welcome to Amanda Quick's new world -- the glamorous, dangerous 1930s.

Reporter Irene Glasson thinks she has the biggest scoop of the year. Instead, the drowned body of her source turns the perfect story into the perfect crime. Now Irene is the hottest news--and attracts the attention of a killer...Pre-order Amanda Quick's THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH today. Available at Amazon, B&N, iTunes, and Kobo.

Amy Gregory

Happy St. Paddy's Day (coming up!) If you haven't already heard about Mari Carr's Wild Irish kindle world, oh my, you're missing out! Since it's a very Irish family the original series is written about, I figured March was the best time to shout out my excitement.

I am so ecstatic Mari developed the Wild Irish kindle world, and beyond honored when she offered me a chance to write a story for it. There will be two release dates. The first batch of stories will be available in April. I'm in the round releasing in October. Rhain Cahill and Lexxie Couper both mentioned my hero Slade in their books! I've had the extreme pleasure of getting to read both their stories; Wild Rush by Rhain Cahill and Outback Wild by Lexxie Couper. Now I am loosely plotting Kori and Slade's book -- WILD WINTER, and there will be cameos from their books. Don't worry, all those times I've mentioned I don't plot---I'm still not. Haha. But I know who my characters are and their backstory and for me, those things are sometimes the hardest.

Until next month, have a very "WILD" St. Patrick's Day!


Selena Laurence

Do you love paperbacks? Selena has beautiful new paperbacks available courtesy of Everafter Romance, and you can get them signed for free! Just order the paperback you want signed, have it shipped to Selena, and she'll pay to ship it on to you after she autographs it (and she'll probably slip some swag in with it!). Click on the links below to order, and ship it to: P.O. Box 271294 Fort Collins, CO 80527, then email Selena at to tell her how you want it autographed.

A Lush Betrayal
Loving a Lush
Lowdown and Lush
A Lush Reunion
A Lush Rhapsody
Racing to Rhapsody
The Kingmaker
Cade's Loss

Wendy Corsi Staub

New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub's BLUE MOON is nominated for the prestigious Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award, to be presented at this year's Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards ceremony in April. The psychological suspense novel, also recently honored as one of The Strand Magazine's top ten thrillers of 2016, is the second book in her Mundy's Landing trilogy for William Morrow, preceded by 2015's BLOOD RED. The final title in the trilogy, BONE WHITE, hits the shelves on March 28. All read as standalones and are set in a fictional Hudson Valley village made notorious by unsolved historic crimes. In BONE WHITE, the keys to a seventeenth century mystery lie in a centuries-old human skull and a faded letter that concludes "We shall never tell."

Mundy's Landing is Wendy's fourth trilogy for William Morrow. She has just been contracted to write a fifth, to launch early next year. This November, Crooked Lane will publish DEAD OF WINTER, the third book in Wendy's Lily Dale Mysteries series, set in the upstate New York town populated by Spiritualists. The series launched in 2015 with NINE LIVES and continued in October with SOMETHING BURIED, SOMETHING BLUE.

Michelle Major

March is such a great month---warmer temperatures and the first flowers of spring are a couple of my favorite things. I'm also excited to share my latest contemporary romance, MEANT FOR YOU, which releases on March 28th.

Single mom Jenny Castelli has a temper to match her red hair. When the former mean girls of her high school insult her son, Jenny fires off a big lie---that she's engaged to a rich, handsome guy and is bringing him to their ten-year reunion. Now she needs to find the perfect fake fianc for one night. And only one man fits the bill.

Geek turned tech entrepreneur Owen Dalton already had his heart broken by Jenny Castelli. Still, he finds himself agreeing to her proposition---even as he struggles to remember that the chemistry sparking between them isn't real. But when Jenny's ex makes a play for custody and Owen is forced to deal with the family who always treated him as "second best," their arrangement suddenly becomes very personal. And that lie they've been telling everyone? It isn't nearly as big as the one they've been telling themselves.

Augustina Van Hoven

I'm thrilled to announce the third and final book of the Rose Series, THE BLOOM OF A ROSE, will release on March 14th. The book is about the Romeo and Juliet romance between two people from opposing political teams.

Rachel Bartlett doesn't expect to meet the man of her dreams at a funeral. But a chance conversation with Paul Miller puts her in the political game between good and evil.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and happy reading.

Nicole Jordan

MY FAIR LOVER, Legendary Lovers Book 5, is available for preorder! In a sizzling twist on My Fair Lady, beautiful matchmaker Lady Katharine Wilde promises to turn vexing American privateer Brandon Deverill into a proper English lord and find him a bride... if he will protect her from French pirates during her search for a buried family treasure.

THE ART OF TAMING A RAKE received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! On sale now, Legendary Lovers Book 4 features Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne and has a sexy Taming of the Shrew theme. Read Chapter 1 on Nicole's website Books Page.

SECRETS OF SEDUCTION is Legendary Lovers Book 3, on sale at Amazon. Charming Lady Skye Wilde teaches a reclusive, emotionally scarred nobleman to love again. This is also Hawk's story -- the long-awaited conclusion to Nicole's Paradise Series! Read Chapter One.

LOVER BE MINE is Legendary Lovers Book 2. Get the scoop at Nicole's website. Read an excerpt, and download a gorgeous bookmark. Available at Amazon and other retailers.

PRINCESS CHARMING is Legendary Lovers Book 1. Read an Excerpt. Check out Nicole's Hot News!

And connect with Nicole on Facebook for a great time!

"A marvelous, well-written love by a gifted storyteller."---RT Book Reviews on SECRETS OF SEDUCTION

RaeAnne Thayne

From NYT and USA Today bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne: I'm so excited to have another opportunity to meet readers this month at the Tucson Book Festival March 11-12 at the University of Arizona campus. For more information or for tickets, visit This month for my newsletter contest, one winner will receive two copies of WILD IRIS RIDGE (one for the winner and one for a friend) and a Garden in a Can from Uncommon Goods. Visit to enter.

Rebecca Zanetti

The Realm Enforcer boxed set (Books 1-3) releases on March 14th! This set includes WICKED RIDE, WICKED EDGE, and WICKED BURN. It's also a spinoff on the bestselling Dark Protector series, so you'll see some of your favorites show up once in a while. Take a ride on the wild side with those Dunne boys, and get this boxed set while it's still available.

Also, JUSTICE ASCENDING is finally here! Book three in the sexy post-apocalyptic Scorpius Syndrome Series, it features Tace Justice and Sami Steel and a whole lotta secrets and kisses. Here's the blurb: Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly---and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he's lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there's no turning back for either of them...

To stay updated and to win gifts and fun prizes these next few months, make sure to pop by and Like my FaceBook page. See you there!

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock is celebrating the release of WISHES AT FIRST LIGHT, book 5 in her Heartache, TN series from Harlequin Superromance today! Visit Joanne's Author Facebook page to enter a special giveaway with prizes for US and INTL readers. As a bonus for Writerspace fans, Joanne is giving away signed copies of WHISPERS UNDER A SOUTHERN SKY, book 4 in the Heartache, TN series, plus book swag, to three winners who email her by March 4 at noon with WHISPERS in the header. Good luck and thank you for reading! Also, be on the lookout for Joanne's all new Harlequin Desire series, The McNeill Magnates, starting in April, with books to follow in May, June. Her Pre-Release Blitz for this title will go live March 8th and features more fun prizes. Visit Joanne's website for more details and updates!

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