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  • Sheila Kell

    http://www.sheilakell.com

    Sheila Kell writes smokin’ hot romance and intrigue. She secretly laughs when her mother, in that stern voice, calls it, “nasty.” As a self-proclaimed caffeine addict nestled in north Mississippi with three cats, she wears her pajamas most of the day and writes about the romantic men who leave women’s hearts pounding with a happily-ever-after built on a memorable, adrenaline pumping story. When she isn’t writing, she can be found visiting her family, dreaming of an editor who agrees her work...

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  • Shirley Larson

    http://www.shirleylarsonbooks.com

    Shirley Larson always wanted to be a writer. Even while she was studying music in college, she took a creative writing course…and was promptly laughed at and told she wasn’t a writer. Much later, on her husband’s urging, she quit her dead end job and sat in her college son’s empty room in front of a keyboard and wondered if she was crazy. Now, some thirty romances later, three of them historical romances, she has learned the joy…and sometimes the agony…of writing. She encourages anyone...

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  • Rebecca Campbell Barrett

    http://www.rebeccabarrett.com

    Rebecca Barrett started her story telling career at a very young age in an effort to entertain her brothers and keep them from underfoot as her mother and grandmother went about the endless duties of farm life. She has been writing for thirty plus years and has been supporting writers and the craft of writing through her involvement in such events as the Eugene Walter Writers’ Festival and as a founding member of the Deep South Writers’ Salon. Growing up in the deep South has provided her...

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December News

Rebecca Zanetti

Happy Holidays, everyone! SCORPIUS RISING just released as a standalone novella from the Scorpius Syndrome series. This is the novella that was included in the ON THE HUNT anthology, so if you didn't get a chance to read it, now's the time! Also, MERCURY STRIKING (the first full book of the series), was named one of the best romances from 2016 from Amazon! Book two, SHADOW FALLING, is also available, while JUSTICE ASCENDING (book 3) releases at the end of January. Other than that, look for DEADLY SILENCE in your local Target store on the 'From our Library to Yours' shelf. I'll see you in 2017!

Jenna Sutton

Happy Holidays! It's an exciting month if you're a fan of my Riley O'Brien & Co. series. Get the first novella in the series, THE PERFECT FIT, free on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo. The second novella, A KICK IN THE PANTS, is available now on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. And the final novella in the series, WILL NEVER FADE, comes out on December 13th! Pre-order it now! I'm hosting a virtual book tour starting on December 5th to celebrate the release of A KICK IN THE PANTS and WILL NEVER FADE. Follow the tour and enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Alexandra Sokoloff

NEW RELEASE: BITTER MOON out now!!! Book 4 of my Thriller Award-nominated Huntress Moon series is now available in print, eBook and audio! Besides being nail-biting thrillers, the Huntress books confront rape culture head on, and turn troubling tropes of violence against women completely inside out. Now evil has something to fear.

HUNTRESS MOON now FREE to Amazon Prime members. I strongly recommend that you read the Huntress series in order, and now Amazon Prime members can get Book 1 free.

DECEMBER CONTEST: Win a $20 Amazon gift card! Enter athttp://alexandrasokoloff.com/contests.php

NANOWRIMO NOW WHAT? Did you write that book? Or part of it? Now comes the fun part: rewriting! Join me on my blog for writing prompts and help: http://www.screenwritingtricks.com

Happy December! - Alex

Mary Jo Putney

The holiday season is here and I love the sense of togetherness, not only with friends and family but with shared smiles and brief exchanges with chance met strangers. It helps that my 2017 book, ONCE A REBEL, is safely in production and I'm lazing about and thinking about the next story. And the backlist projects I want to release in the new year. But not much actual work is being done!

Since I'm lazing, I won't finish the Christmas novelette I've been playing with in time for this year, but I still have two Christmas collections available for delicious escapist fun.

CHRISTMAS REVELS, Holiday Hearts #1 is my classic collection of five holiday novellas, including perennial favorites The Christmas Cuckoo and The Black Beast of Belleterre.

Available at Amazon and B&N.

Also available is my CHRISTMAS CANDLES, Holiday Hearts #2, with two classic holiday novellas. In The Best Husband Money Can Buy, a lonely governess receives an unexpected inheritance that will allow her to acquire a husband, a home, and a family. But will the price be her heart?

Available at Amazon and B&N.

So settle in for some happy holiday reading, and may your season be joyous!

Jennifer Hayward

Her dream dress? Check. Magnificent Palermo cathedral to get married in? Check. Mina has everything a girl could ever dream of...except the right fiance. She's about to marry Sicily's most dangerous man to preserve her family honor. Until Nate Brunswick makes her an offer she can't refuse... to marry him instead!

Jennifer Hayward is excited to bring you book 7 of Harlequin Presents' sexy, glamorous miniseries, The Billionaire's Legacy on Dec. 20th.

Kate White

Just in from my publishing house: a fabulous contest is in the works to promote my March 21 psychological thriller, THE SECRETS YOU KEEP. I can't reveal details yet (I can keep a secret!), but my HarperCollins team says I can give you three hints. It involves a trip. To a big city. A launch in the new year. You will definitely want to enter! So make sure you've signed up for my reader list so you will get direct notification from me when the contest begins.

More fun THE SECRETS YOU KEEP secrets are in the works. I promise you, we're going to all have fun with the publication of this book about a successful non-fiction author who discovers her husband has been keeping secrets fromher.Deadly secrets. I was inspired to write this book in part by my experience editing Cosmopolitan magazine. That's where I learned more about the secrets marriage partners keep from one another. I'm giving away an ARC of THE SECRETS YOU KEEP in my December contest, so hop on over to my website Thursday and enter!

Stella Cameron

Stella Cameron wishes you a warm holiday season and invites you to spend some time in the snowy town of Folly-on-Weir. Visit Stella's Facebook Page and enter for a chance to win one of four mass-market copies of FOLLY. Folly resident Alex Duggins trips over a corpse on her snowy trudge to work one morning and becomes a murder suspect before the day is over. As Alex works to clear her name, she can't help but work her own case to unmask a killer.

Ann Christopher

Dear Readers:

I don't know about you, but December is shaping up to be a busy month for me!

My biggest priority? Finishing the first draft of my next Journey's End contemporary romance book. UNFORGETTABLE is the second-chance-at-love story of Daniel and Zoya, whose relationship imploded ten years ago. These two are very volatile and passionate, and they're a lot of fun to write. I'm excited about UNFORGETTABLE and look forward to sharing it with readers very soon. But first, I have to finish it. Stay tuned for details about the release date...

Next, I've had a steady stream of readers ask when my newer books will be available in print. The answer? The first two books in my It's Complicated series, TROUBLE and RISK, are available in print on Amazon now! Next up? My Deadly series...

As always, please stay tuned to AnnChristopher.com and Facebook.com/AnnChristopherAuthor for all the news about these projects and when they'll be available.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Shoshanna (Evers) Gabriel

Christmas is coming (yay!), and I wish you a blessed holiday season. My twins are six months old now, and I'm finally emerging from babyland to work on my upcoming inspirational romance! I can't wait to share it with you. If you'd like to be kept updated, you can subscribe to my newsletter at ShoshannaGabriel.com/subscribe. God bless, and I'll see you in 2017!

December Contest:

Shoshanna Gabriel is giving away 2 prizes to 1 winner! Enter for a chance to win autographed paperback editions of inspirational romances: The Mountain Midwife, which earned a starred review from RT, by Laurie Alice Eakes, PLUS A Sweet Misfortune by Maggie Brendan, set in the Old West!

Find out why NYT and USAT bestseller Shoshanna Evers changed her name to Shoshanna Gabriel, stopped writing erotic romance, and started writing inspirational romance in her post "Saying Goodbye to Erotic Romance" (bit.ly/GoodbyeErotica). Shoshanna's new monthly prizes will include different bestselling authors' inspirational books until she has some new books of her own written as Shoshanna Gabriel to give away!

Laura Benedict

In our house, the coming of December is bittersweet: we celebrate the beginning of a blessed holiday season, but also begin to say goodbye to the year. Thank goodness the month is filled with celebration and the love of family and friends. I hope your December is a very happy one! In between wrapping and wrapping up, I'm working on a new novel, but lovely things are still being said about THE ABANDONED HEART: A Bliss House Novel, my latest. The reviewer at Bookreporter.com wrote, "The Abandoned Heart is one of the most impressive novels I have read this year." It's perfect for the suspense fans on your gift list who like their tales with a southern, ghostly twist. Drop by my website to read all about THE ABANDONED HEARTand to enter my monthly contest. December's winner will receive a signed copy of the remarkable J.T. Ellison's standalone thriller, No One Knows, as well as a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. See you next year!

Caridad Pineiro

Join Caridad Pineiro and her Lucky 7 author friends for the release of their new LUCKY 7 HOT HEROES boxset! Seven New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors bring you seven contemporary romance novellas, starring seven hot heroes who will make you melt. Whether you love a second chance romance, an office playboy, or a former-fling staying in the cabin next door, this boxed set has a fall-in-love romance for you and it's specially priced at 99 cents for a limited time. For more info please visit http://bit.ly/2fZ5Bnq.

Alexa Aston

Become swept away in Alexa Aston's new Knights of Honor, an English medieval historical romance series. Out now is Book 1, WORD OF HONOR, an Amazon best-seller. Join Geoffrey de Montfort and his wife Merryn as they fight for the love both have held in their hearts despite their years apart.

Only 99 cents -- exclusively at Amazon.

Sharon Hamilton

Fictional Wineries. Fictional Breweries

Sometimes I pinch myself I have so much fun with my characters and what they do, and it's not always monkey sex (I'm a pretty good girl). I've been wanting to do more SEALs in Wine Country, and starting a new series here next year. So I was easing into that with the SEAL winery, Frog Haven. Mention of this winery was made in NASHVILLE SEAL: JAMESON, and now FREDO'S DREAM.

Another member of the team, Nick Dunn and his wife, Devon, started their winery on Nick's sister's old nursery property in SEAL THE DEAL. The winery was named after his sister, who passes away in this book. Sophie's Choice Winery relates to the fact that Sophie never gave up on this property, and required Nick and Devon date 5 times before her death. You can guess what happened.

So of course, I have the labels! I hope you enjoy reading about my SEALs foray into the wine business, and all the crazy characters they meet up here. SEALs have to do something after they disconnect from the Teams, but they love the community, and often do things together. What better place, than Sonoma County, where I've lived for the past 47 years.

Enjoy!

Shirley Larson

On January 14th, Shirley Larson will be appearing with four other authors on a panel forum discussing three areas of writing, inspirational books, poetry and romance. The event begins at 10:30 and runs until 12:30 and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Brevard Authors Society and will take place at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa, Florida. Cindy Foley, director-at-large, will emcee. Each writer will speak for about 20 minutes and that will include a short Q and A from the audience. Writers will be displaying their books and marketing materials afterwards for anyone wishing to speak further with them.

 

Justine Davis

Dear Readers:

My regular contest is running on my website, just had two new books released back to back, and there's lots of writing still to do, but I (and Cutter!) would like to take a time out this month and wish everyone a wonderful, safe, and happy holiday season. Wherever you are, whatever you celebrate, do it thoroughly and well, then recuperate and see you here next year!

Linda Lael Miller

While the colder weather is blanketing much of the U.S. with the season's first snow, First Lady of the West Linda Lael Miller is looking forward to next year's holiday book, tentatively titled A SNOW COUNTRY CHRISTMAS. To be published in October next year, this gift hardcover will take readers back to their beloved Carsons of Mustang Creek. So mark your calendars now!

Meanwhile, the third book in that series, FOREVER A HERO, will go on sale March 21. This is youngest brother Mace's story. During college he came to the rescue of a woman named Kelly, who desperately needed help. Now he's a vintner in ranch Wyoming country, and Kelly's in Mustang Creek representing the company that wants to buy his winery, which is most definitely not for sale. But that's nothing compared to the trouble from Kelly's past that follows her to town. Mace's fierce defense of Kelly will definitely qualify him to be FOREVER A HERO! Idea: pre-order a copy of FOREVER A HERO for the romance lovers on your holiday list!

Leanne Banks

Merry Christmas news from Leanne Banks! Her new holiday novella WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS will be available as an e-book on December 1! Enjoy!

RaeAnne Thayne

I'm so excited that my latest Cowboys of Cold Creek book has hit bookstores! THE HOLIDAY GIFT is Faith Nichols's story, the third book in The Christmas Ranch trilogy. The book is available as a stand-alone Harlequin Special Edition and also as a 2-in-1 with one of my earlier books, A COLD CREEK NOEL. I'll be signing copies of THE HOLIDAY GIFT as well as SNOWFALL ON HAVEN POINT at Nora Roberts's Turn The Page bookstore in Boonsboro, MD on Saturday December 3 from 12-2. Other authors signing that day include Nora Roberts, Sarah Morgan, Marina Adair, Elizabeth Hoyt, Hope Ramsay and more. I would love to see you there! FMI visit http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html.

Veronica Forand

P.A. DePaul and I have teamed up to put the spotlight on your inner author.

Craft your most suspenseful sentence and post it on Twitter using the hashtag #VFPAD. You have the opportunity to show the world you can grip us by the throat in a 140 characters or less.

Easy, right? *cackling* We'll find out!

Need a little incentive to get the juices flowing?

  • 10 Semi-Finalists will receive an electronic copy of UNTRUE COLORS by Veronica Forand or 5 electronic copies of EXCHANGE OF FIRE by P.A. DePaul.
  • 5 Finalists will be chosen from among the Semi-Finalists to receive a box of books!
  • The Grand Prize Winner chosen from the Finalists will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card

Okay. What do you have to do? It's simple!

  1. Have a valid Twitter account
  2. Craft one tweet filled with suspense. (140 characters or less) Additional tweets will not be considered.
  3. Post on Twitter using the hashtag #VFPAD.

That's it! Simple, right? Now, for a few more details: The contest is open for entries starting at 8 A.M. EST Wednesday, November 30th and closes at 11:59 P.M. EST Friday, December 9th.

M. O'Keefe

Molly O'Keefe's latest: BAD NEIGHBOR is a sexy contemporary romance! He's sexy, he's dangerous, he's right next door!

Free on Kindle Unlimited!

Molly O'Keefe writing as M. O'Keefe

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