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Shoshanna Gabriel

My debut book writing as Shoshanna Gabriel is a sweet contemporary western inspirational romance -- and it releases October 24th!! Second Chances for Trampled Hearts is Book 1 in the Bear Creek Saddle Series.

A handsome rancher who lost his faith along with his young wife...
A waitress, abandoned by her cheating ex, and looking for a fresh start...
Neither expects the friendship that blooms between them. But even beautiful evergreen trees and soaring mountain peaks can't soothe the pain of betrayal and loss.
Faith may be the only thing big enough to heal their trampled hearts, and give them both a second chance at love...

You can preorder on Amazon (, and it will be FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers! Book 2 is coming shortly after, since I just finished writing it!

For more information on the series, check out and while you're there, sign up for my newsletter to be reminded on release day!

THANK YOU, everyone, for your support as I changed over from Shoshanna Evers to Shoshanna Gabriel. I feel completely at home in my new name and genre; glory be to God!

Tee O'Fallon

Check out the book that started it all...BURNOUT, NYPD Blue & Gold #1!

BURNOUT is the first book I ever had published, so it's no surprise it's my favorite sexy romantic suspense. There's a little bit of me in the heroine, plus I had to throw in something canine, and something culinary---two of my absolute faves. And, a hot, hunky hero, of course. Here's a little excerpt to whet your appetite.

He's been a cop too long not to recognize the signs of a woman running from her past.

She's not who she says she is---and isn't about to share her secrets.

Mike froze, barely able to process what he'd heard. At this point, he wasn't surprised Cassie had a record, but he hadn't expected it to be this bad. It didn't fit, not with the woman he knew. It was like Jimmy was describing an entirely different person. He let his head fall backward and stared at the ceiling.

She said she'd never done anything illegal. A goddamn lie. Yeah, she did a number on you, Flannery. Played you like the fool you are.

Just when he'd begun to feel... Feel like he...

No, dammit. She betrayed you and everyone in this town, and now someone might die because of her lies.

Visit for an inside peak on all Tee's books, sign up for contests and newsletters, and learn more about the series from Tee's guest blog posts. You can also follow Tee on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Mary Jo Putney

After spending the summer chained to her computer, Mary Jo Putney will be out and about and meeting readers! On October 11th, she joins seven other local authors for a 6:00 - 9:00 pm book signing at the wonderful Greetings and Readings store in Hunt Valley Towne Center. There will be a silent auction, refreshments, and a chance to chat with eight very diverse authors. Mary Jo thinks that the Maryland War of 1812 setting of her new release, ONCE A REBEL, is a perfect fit, so stop by if you're in the area.

Since writers love literacy groups, she'll be flying to Dallas to participate in the 12th annual Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy, hosted by the Richardson Adult Literacy Center. The event will be held Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas. Tea and talk and a bonanza of well known authors. And--for literacy!

Alexa Aston

My latest release in The Knights of Honor medieval romance series is HEART OF HONOR. It can be read as a standalone and is free in Kindle Unlimited.

A man awakens from being beaten and robbed, only to learn he has no memory of his identity.

Alys de Montfort believes he is Kit Emory, a boy she met years ago. She tries to jog Kit's memory, while she struggles with her growing attraction to him.

Once Kit regains his memory and realizes he is free to pursue Alys, their road to love is anything but smooth.

Join Kit and Alys as they overcome events that continue to tear them apart and threaten the love they have for one another.


WORD OF HONOR is featured in a limited time boxed set available through October 18. ROMANTIC HEROES contains seven full-length historical romances from authors Kathryn Le Veque, Terri Brisbin, Barbara Devlin, Hildie McQueen, Catherine Kean, Lana Williams, and myself.

From knights in shining armor to the sexy men of the Old West, lose yourself in these beautifully-crafted tales of romance---for only 99 cents---or you can read for free in Kindle Unlimited.


Sylvia Day

Sylvia Day will be at the 16th Annual Vegas Valley Book Festival on Saturday, October 21st for "Romance After Dark: A Wine and Dessert Party", beginning at 5 pm. For more information on this and all events and appearances, check out Sylvia's Events page.

Also, the motion picture adaptation of Sylvia Day's AFTERBURN/AFTERSHOCK has just finished filming and has been scheduled for a November 2017 release. Check out Sylvia's website for film news, behind-the-scenes pictures and interviews, and more!

Francis Ray

October is a very important month for so many reasons. Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My mother's book THE TURNING POINT re-titled TROUBLE DON'T LAST ALWAYS, deals with an issue that affects us all. Domestic Violence. As the main character, Lilly had to escape the hell that her husband put her through and find the determination and the courage to move toward a better life. I hope that you will continue to support my mother's charity The Family Place in Dallas, TX with the Turning Point Legal Defense Fund.

The Turning Point Legal Defense Fund
c/o The Family Place
P.O. Box 7999
Dallas, Texas 75209

Thank you

Mary J. Williams


ONLY $0.99

A little Christmas cheer in October with two holiday romances for the price of one.

DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, and IF I HAD YOU. Both stories together in one book.

Grab your copy today.

Nicole Jordan

MY FAIR LOVER, Legendary Lovers Book 5, is on sale now!

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.

MY FAIR LOVER was named a Best Book of the Month by Amazon and a Fresh Pick by Fresh Fiction.

RT Book Reviews made MY FAIR LOVER a Top Pick with 4 1/2 stars, calling it "a sizzling tale... a delightful battle-of-wills story with a tough and tender hero. There's Jordan's signature humor, a high degree of sensuality, emotional depth and deep sighs galore. This is Jordan at her best."

MY FAIR LOVER received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! "Jordan's fifth Legendary Lovers Regency romance, a gender-swapped take on My Fair Lady, is a beautifully crafted adventure filled with passion and peril. Readers will savor this splendid installment of a consistently strong series."

Booklist also gave MY FAIR LOVER a lovely review: "With the latest entrancing tale in her Legendary Lovers series, Jordan puts a sexy twist on Pygmalion, and her flair for fusing smoldering love scenes with a plot spiked with action and danger makes her books a must-read for fans of old-school historical romances by the likes of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Judith McNaught."

And connect with Nicole on Facebook for a great time!

Bronwen Evans

Dear Readers,

Spring is in the air in NZ while you must be seeing the leaves drop in fall! NZ has just started daylight saving time too, and the sunshine hours are longer. I'm starting to cruise into summer.

If you're like me, any time of year is a great time to read and I love finding new to me authors. I read across most genres so I have a huge pool to buy from. Historical romances are my favorite reads, but then I love a great suspense and a heart warming contemporary or a sexy contemporary too.

I decided I needed more books to read by my pool and I've found some beauties.

The Broken Duke by Jess Michaels released 12 September 2017 - historical

Deadly Reunion by Gracie O'Neil released 16 September 2017 - suspense

Mend Your Heart by Tracey Alvarez released 15 September 2017 - contemporary

And of course A LOVE TO REMEMBER by me!

Happy reading this fall! You have plenty of great books to choose from.

Read. Feel. Fall in Love.


Alexandra Sokoloff

NEW RELEASE: Book 5 of the Thriller Award-nominated Huntress/FBI thrillers, HUNGER MOON, releases October 24, $4.99. Special Agent Matthew Roarke and serial killer Cara Lindstrom return. College rapists better watch their backs.... (Available for pre-order now)

NEW AUDIOBOOK: My witchy thriller BOOK OF SHADOWS is now available as an audiobook, with Voice Arts and Audie Award-winning narrator RC Bray. An ambitious Boston homicide detective and a mysterious Salem witch must team up in a race to stop a Satanic killing. "A wonderfully dark thriller with amazing is-it-isn't-it suspense all the way to the end. Highly recommended."---Lee Child

APPEARANCES: I'll be speaking in Toronto this month for Bouchercon (including the teaching the full-day SinC into Great Writing workshop); at the Ladies of Intrigue event in Santa Clara, CA on October 1; and Noireland in Belfast, Oct. 27-29. Full list HERE.

GOODREADS GIVEAWAY: Enter to win one of 100 trade paperbacks of HUNGER MOON.


Happy Halloween! - Alex

Rebecca Brooks

Just in time for October, my sexy new standalone MAKE ME YOURS, set in the fall in the Pacific Northwest, releases on October 9! Even better, the special pre-order sale price is only 99 cents!

Claire Collins has always been good---except when it comes to bad boys. Or one bad boy in particular: a tattooed musician as skilled with her body as he is with his guitar. But he wasn't ready to be a father, so she left him to raise their daughter on her own. Only fate had other plans, and suddenly, Ryan is back in her life, disrupting everything...

I loved writing this second chance romance about a scruffy, bad-boy musician learning to be a dad. Early reviewers are swooning, too!

5 stars: "This book made me excited to read again."
5 stars: "An amazing book with a lot of emotion."
5 stars: "I was hooked and couldn't put it down."
5 stars: "I loved this book. It made me laugh and it did make me tear up a little not gonna lie."

Cyn Hadyn

I will be attending the Moonlight & Magnolias Georgia Writers Conference from 28 September to 2 October. I look forward to hob-nobbing with fellow writers.

If you have a taste for the paranormal or historical romance, I would love to hear from you via Hadyn or

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.

Carolyn Haines


USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Haines offers a sneak peek at the May, 2018 cover for the 18th book in the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series, CHARMED BONES.

When a trio of sexy witches comes to Zinnia, Mississippi to open a boarding school, the town gets up in arms. Sarah Booth Delaney and her partner Tinkie Richmond become embroiled in a dangerous puzzle involving the witches, past deeds, and the possibility of magic that spills over into Sarah Booth's relationship with Sheriff Coleman Peters.

Join the fun with a cast of characters who share the bond of friendship, and sometimes more.

Haines will also have a second Sarah Booth book in 2018---a very special Christmas story, A GIFT OF BONES.

Ann Christopher

Dear Readers:

Can't talk for long---too much writing to do! ;)

But before I get to that, have you picked up UNFORGETTABLE yet? It's #5 in my Journey's End small-town contemporary romance series, and it tells the long-awaited story of Daniel and Zoya, who get a second chance at their lost love after a bad breakup fourteen years ago. Reader reviews have been positive, so I hope you'll check it out today!

If you're new to Journey's End, please pick up #1 in the series, A JOURNEY'S END (James & Miranda). This is a sexy and emotional novella---and a quick read. Even better? It's FREE! Here are the other stories in the series: #2---LET'S DO IT (Edward & Reeve); #3---ON FIRE (Ethan & Sofia); and #4---LET'S STAY TOGETHER (James & Miranda again). Oh, and I'm happy to report that the full-length books are all available in print now, for those who prefer paper books.

Back to the writing. I've been hard at work on Baptiste's story. A secondary character in UNFORGETTABLE, this charming and sexy French guy really spoke to me. So I'll use him to kick off a new series. Very soon...

As always, please stay tuned to and for all the news about upcoming books and publication dates.

Happy Reading!


Elizabeth Chasen

Author Elizabeth Chasen is excited to announce the launch of her new series Mail-Order Brides of Sweet, Texas:

Hold onto your bonnets, you're about to meet the biggest matchmaking cupid of the west...

Big John Wigging knows the joys of a happy marriage and the 6'5" widower has decided the men of Sweet, Texas need that kind of joy and he's got a plan!

Look out Lucy Calvert, you're mail-order bride #1 in THE LAWMAN'S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE.


For a limited time, both books are $.99 each and FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

Augustina Van Hoven

October is my favorite month. I love the turning of the leaves, harvesting my garden and getting ready for Halloween. This year I have something else to be excited about. A SECOND CHANCE, the first book in my Love through Time series, releases on October 10th.

In a matter of hours, she'd gone from her lonely but familiar life as a journalist with a comfortable apartment in Boise to a lonely, lost, homeless woman with no clue how to support herself or how to get home. Well, at least the loneliness was consistent.

I will be attending the Emerald City Writers Conference on October 13th thru the 15th and will have a table at the Passport to Romance Reader Appreciation Event. If you are in the Seattle area, stop by and say hello. I'll have lots of goodies to give away.

Happy reading!

Jeannie Moon

Jeannie Moon is thrilled about the release of her book, THEN CAME YOU, which is book #1 in her new series, Compass Cove. Set on the north shore of Long Island, Compass Cove has everything you'd expect in a small town, including nosy neighbors, old friends, traditions, and a centuries-old romantic legend that encourages lost hearts to find their true north. Mia and Adam our unexpected lovers have each settled in Compass Cove for different reasons, but they find that love has a way of showing up at the most unexpected times. You can read an excerpt here.

Laura Benedict

Happy October, my very favorite spooky month! I'm always tempted to decorate all twelve of our acres, but I've been so busy I haven't even bought a single mum. I hope you're ready for a fun fall. My ghostly novel,
THE ABANDONED HEART, is available in paperback now. Pick it up for a chilling, chilly night read. And I have a short story in the brand new anthology, DEAD ENDS. My story is called "Stone Angels," and there are many more gothic stories by mystery and crime writers you know and love. Between now and the end of the year, I'm also giving away surprise boxes of mystery novels over at my blog. Sign up to have it delivered to you, and keep an eye out to win. See you soon, and enjoy these sweet fall days!

Amy Jarecki

Amy Jarecki's novella, THE HIGHLANDER'S IRON WILL, is free on BookFunnel!

"She will take him in but her kindness could mean his end."

When Skye of Clan Iain Abrach extends the hand of hospitality, she crosses more boundaries than the border of Glencoe. And if Kier Campbell accepts her offering, he will take the first step toward committing treason against king and kin. Given a hostile and unending feud between their clans, can the fierce power of love transcend the destruction of war?

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