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  • Tee O'Fallon

    http://teeofallon.com

    Tee O’Fallon has been a federal agent for twenty-two years, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. Tee’s job affords her the unique opportunity to work with the heroic and sexy men in law enforcement on a daily basis. For Tee, research is the easy part!

    Besides reading and writing, Tee loves cooking, gardening, chocolate, lychee martinis, and her Belgian sheepdog.

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  • Jennifer Gracen

    http://www.jennifergracen.com

    Jennifer Gracen writes contemporary romance and romantic women’s fiction. She likes to write about tangled mature relationships, with equal doses of humor, warmth, passion, and gravity. Mom to two young boys, she originally hails from Long Island, New York and lives there currently. When not spending time with her family and friends, reading, or writing, she also does freelance copy editing and proofreading, and is a professed social media addict. She gives lively concerts in her car and...

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August News

Elizabeth Lowell

Heading on vacation this August? Take Elizabeth Lowell's MOVING TARGET for a pulse-racing romantic read. A mysterious package from Serena Charters's late grandmother--four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript--sends her in search of answers. Turning to Erik North of Rarities Unlimited, an appraiser with a passion for the past, she inadvertently places them both in danger. Fleeing a remorseless killer, Serena and Erik must keep moving if they hope to survive. Pick up a copy of MOVING TARGET from Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Kobo.

Stella Cameron

When a young boy finds a body in a neighbouring village, once again Alex Duggins is drawn into a case of cold-blooded murder. Catch up with pub owner Alex as she solves another crime in the Cotswolds in LIES THAT BIND. In her desire to protect two young boys, Alex finds herself withholding vital information from the police. It's a misjudgement that will have far-reaching -- and possibly fatal -- consequences. Will Alex's silence put her and those she loves in danger? Get LIES THAT BIND from Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and GooglePlay.

Jan Moran

A STYLE to die for in a new romantic suspense: As a top international catwalk and cover model, Danish-born Penelope Plessen changes her hair like other women change their shoes. Jetting between runways in the world’s most glamorous cities is a gilded dream, but when an old flame reappears during Fashion Week in New York City, she can’t help but wonder—what’s really behind his intoxicating charm? Get your STYLE now!

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Nicole Jordan

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."

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

Nicole Morgan

TROPICAL TWIST

Get swept away with this compilation of sexy reads, perfect for romance lovers of all kinds. Offering up passionate, and enticing tales set in hot and tropical settings, this collection will feed your need for summer sexiness!

Including SWEPT AWAY by USA Today and International bestselling author, Nicole Morgan.

When Felicia and Trevor Jenning's hope for the future are shattered by cruel fate, the two soul mates find their love is put to the ultimate test. With each passing day, resentment builds and the two grow further apart until they eventually drift into different worlds that don't include one another.

Will they be lost from one another forever? Or will circumstances intervene and bring them back together once again?

This set also features NY Times bestselling author, Sharon Hamilton and USA Today bestselling author, Victoria Pinder, plus many more amazing authors!

Available now at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iTunes, and Google Play.

Mary Jo Putney

ONCE A REBEL releases on August 29th! The second in my Rogues Redeemed historical series, the story features the enigmatic Gordon, who has shown up in several earlier books. He was considered a sharp-edged failure at the Westerfield Academy, but he's a very useful man to have on your side. Now we find out why Gordon is the way he is--and how he meets once more the one woman who holds his heart as Washington burns in the War of 1812.

Publishers Weekly says "A page-turner tale... As these two appealing characters discover how friendship can change into romance, Putney completes their story with plenty of detail and cameos from historical figures."

From Kirkus Reviews: "Putney's commitment to historical research shines throughout the book. Though suspense and adventure drive this story forward, the love at its center sets it apart."

I love Gordon and Callie and how trust and caring created in childhood becomes the foundation for a great and lasting love. For more information and an excerpt: http://maryjoputney.com/books/once-a-rebel/

Happy reading!

Janna MacGregor

Historical Romance Retreat

Janna MacGregor will join some of today's most beloved historical romance authors for a one-of-kind event next month. From September 27-October 3, historical romance writers and readers will stay at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA, to participate in a week's worth of historical presentations, high teas, a grand ball, and more. Click here for details on how to register for this unforgettable event.

The Cavensham Heiresses Continues!

Regency romance fans adored Janna's debut novel, THE BAD LUCK BRIDE. The second book in her Cavensham Heiresses series, THE BRIDE WHO GOT LUCKY, arrives in bookstores October 31 and is available for pre-order now. In THE BRIDE WHO GOT LUCKY, Lady Emma Cavensham possesses a penchant for passions unbecoming a woman that finds the reclusive Nicholas St. Mauer, the Earl of Somerton, in constant peril of losing his well-structured solitude. Now, with gossip swirling and her reputation in tatters, Nick may be the only man brave enough to join in Emma's cause. . .and fight for her heart.

To find out more about this up-and-coming author, visit www.JannaMacGregor.com to sign up for her newsletter, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Alexa Aston

Alexa Aston has four books in her Knights of Honor medieval romance series and six more still to come. WORD OF HONOR, MARKED BY HONOR, CODE OF HONOR, and JOURNEY TO HONOR are available exclusively at Amazon in ebook or paperback & can be read for free in Kindle Unlimited. Each book can be read as a standalone romance.

You can start the series with WORD OF HONOR for only 99 cents, so grab some chocolate, your favorite beverage, and plop down in your comfiest reading chair and get lost in the world of the de Montforts.

Shoshanna Gabriel

BIG NEWS! My first inspirational romance written as Shoshanna Gabriel, SECOND CHANCES FOR TRAMPLED HEARTS, Book 1 in the Bear Creek Saddle Series, is (finally) complete!

While I was originally hoping to have it release by the end of summer, I realized after such a long wait for the book, it would be a good idea for me to have Book 2 published at the same time, so you won't have to wait again once you start reading! Each book in the series is standalone, no cliffhangers.

Either way, I WILL have a limited amount of paperback advanced reader copies at the Literacy Signing in Orlando, FL for the RWA National Conference! If you will be there, please let me know by email, Tweet @ShoshannaGabriel, or on FB/ShoshannaGabriel. So excited to meet and see you all!

If you want me to email you when my series releases, please sign up at ShoshannaGabriel.com/subscribe --- Thanks!

August Contest:

Shoshanna Gabriel is giving away 2 prizes to 1 winner: autographed paperback editions of A LOVE TO CALL MINE by Merrillee Whren---an enemies-to-friends contemporary Christian romance, PLUS an inspirational romantic suspense, NEVER ENDING NIGHT by Tanya Stowe!

Enter at ShoshannaGabriel.com/contests

Jennifer Gracen

The Harrisons are back!

I like to think of this book as 3.5 -- a short story that fits between where the series left off with Book #3, 'TIS THE SEASON, and a taste for Book #4, BETWEEN YOU AND ME, which comes out in November.

It's kind of a love letter for the Harrisons fans that haven't seen this family since last fall.

The wildest of the elite Harrison men is about to tie the knot---if the family drama doesn't tie him in knots first . . .

The prodigal son of the wealthy Harrison family, Pierce Harrison's wedding to lovely schoolteacher Abby McCord promises to be extraordinary---from the lavish Hamptons resort where the family gathers in anticipation, to the breathtaking ocean views where the couple will say their long-awaited vows. Conspicuously absent are the groom's estranged parents---who nonetheless seem poised to do their best to destroy Pierce and Abby's big day . . .

Pierce's siblings, Tess, Charles and Dane have pulled together to protect their beloved brother from their meddling parents. But it seems Pierce's wounds run deep---so deep he begins to wonder if the powerful love he feels for his bride is enough. Or if it's even possible for someone like him to have---and keep---the kind of happiness that's meant to last a lifetime. Will he realize that he's the only one standing in his way, before it's too late? . . .

Jayne Ann Krentz

A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in PROMISE NOT TO TELL. If you read and enjoyed WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE by Jayne Ann Krentz, you'll want to be sure to pre-order this newest installment in the trilogy. Anson Salinas has three foster sons and this is Cabot's story. Virginia Troy survived a fire that burned through a cult compound, killing her mother. Battling nightmares from her childhood, someone seems to think she knows more than she's letting on. She connects with Private Investigator Cabot Sutter, another survivor of the blaze, to help her find out who is trying to destroy Virginia's life. Pre-order your copy of PROMISE NOT TO TELL from Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Kobo.

Gail Chianese

Who doesn't like a sweet talking southern gentleman who wears a uniform and loves dogs? Well if that sounds like the kind of hero you'd like, you should check out my August 22 release, A HERO TO LOVE. Navy Chief Jax Faraday has spent the last decade protecting our country and our service men (and women) from the enemy. Only now he's found himself at a crossroads and wanting more out of life. He thinks he know what that more is, until he meet Dr. Risa Reynolds, the sassy, tender-hearted base vet. Risa may have captured Jax's attention, but will it be enough to get him to stay? And will Jax's sweet talking, boy scout ways be enough to get Risa to break her own dating rules? Check out book two in the Changing Tides series to find.

Sheila Kell

"Sheila Kell is a mistress of the genre..." Readers' Favorite

Coming in September: HIS HEART---HIS #7

What happens when a man is called to protect the woman who captured then crushed his heart? In Sheila Kell's story of danger and second chances, two people are connected by a painful past and a love that is threatened.

His heart is hers.

Eight years earlier, Matt Hamilton gave away his heart only to have that love snatched away. When called in to protect Caitlyn Robinson, the damaged woman from his past, he's prepared to risk everything to make sure she's kept safe.

By the time his team is in place, Matt discovers Caitlyn hasn't truly recovered from the event that previously destroyed them. He's determined to be the one to save not only her life, but her heart. Possibility drives him forward, but first, he must catch the bastard chasing her.

I invite you to join my newsletter to learn more and receive subscriber exclusives like the HIS novella HIS FAMILY for free. Join here: Sheila Kell's Smokin' Hot News.

Christina Dodd

"Noooo!" I screamed. "I finished it, I finished it!" In one day. I couldn't put down THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T SCREAM (Virtue Falls #4). Now it starts over again. The LONG WAIT until the next Virtue Falls book is written. I discovered Virtue Falls quite by accident. I had never read Christina Dodd before, but the third book BECAUSE I AM WATCHING was sitting pretty as you please in the mystery section of the library. I devoured it. Went back and found the other two. Holy schmoles what a terrific series! Wonderful plots, fabulous characters, hot sex---wait did I really say that ... Read the whole Goodreads review for THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T SCREAM, September 5!

Virtue Falls series in order:

#1 THE LISTENER: Short story
#2 VIRTUE FALLS: Full-Length Thriller
#3 THE RELATIVES: Short story
#4 OBSESSION FALLS: Full-Length Thriller
#5 LOVE NEVER DIES: Short story
#6 BECAUSE I'M WATCHING: Full-Length Thriller with bonus chapters from:
#7 THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T SCREAM: Full-Length Thriller!

DARK AND STORMY NIGHT: compilation of the short stories THE LISTENER, THE RELATIVES, LOVE NEVER DIES. Includes extras from the full-length thriller VIRTUE FALLS, the OBSESSION FALLS alternate conclusion, and an excerpt of the acclaimed BECAUSE I'M WATCHING.

Francis Ray

Happy Romance Awareness Month! Two people with a disastrous romantic history has fate bring them together after a tragedy. AFTER THE DAWN, A Family Affair/Hidden Legacy novel #3. Dillon Montgomery is the perennial bad boy who drives a vintage Ferrari and a motorcycle. Once he thought he could get any woman until meeting his reluctant partner, Samantha Collins. Now, they're trying to run a company, stop a hostile takeover from her family members, and keep their hands off the other.

Following their story is an exciting new couple, Lance Saxton and Fallon Marshall. Lance outwardly has it all, but is a deeply wounded and distrustful soul. Thankfully Fallon can hold her own. She's also that one special woman who can teach him that when life offers you a second chance grab hold with both hands and never let go - ALL THAT I NEED, Grayson Friends novel #9.

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Catherine Anderson

The fourth book in the Mystic Creek series is finally finished! SPRING FORWARD will be out early next year, and features not just one, but two, romances! There's also a four-legged character that may steal your heart away.

THE CHRISTMAS ROOM, my upcoming release, is a holiday-themed novel that will be available this fall. You can pre-order it on several sites right now. Christmas is my favorite holiday and writing this book was a joy.

I am feeling much more at home in Montana now that I have a real roof over my head, and I'm starting to get settled in a home that doesn't wiggle when I walk across the floor. Living here has given me so many ideas for future novels that I may be writing well into my 90's.

Happy August, everyone.

Catherine Anderson

Lila Johnson

Sometimes to clear one's head, a distraction is needed. So, with my nine-year-old grandson in tow, we took a two-week road trip from Kansas City, Missouri to Orlando, Florida.

This trip helped to release the characters who are stuck in my head 24/7. We just weren't getting along. So, I booted them out of the open the windows of my 2016 Ford Explorer and let life happen.

Our first stop along the way was a two day stay in Atlanta, Georgia for some history, The Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum and fun, The World of Coca-Cola. We pushed on to visit family in Panama City, Florida and later we took in some beach time. We spent five days in Orlando with a two-day park pass at Universal Studios then more beach time and shell gathering at a neighboring island. Did I mention we ate a lot of ice-cream? During our return trip, I stopped in St. Augustine so that he could learn of lighthouses and climb the 219 steps to the top.

Now that I've returned, the "little grey cells" are running at full speed and my grandson has new memories because of it all.

Laura Griffin

COVER OF NIGHT, by New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin, is coming soon! This is book #3 in the Alpha Crew series about an elite group of Navy SEALs. COVER OF NIGHT is now up for pre-order.

And if you missed the first two stories, AT THE EDGE and EDGE OF SURRENDER, they are now together in a new bundle, ALPHA CREW: THE MISSION BEGINS, for $2.99. Dive right in to the series before the new book comes out!

Carolyn Haines

USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Haines launches KaliOka Press

Haines, a former journalist, editor, and professor of creative writing, released the first book in the Familiar Legacy romantic mystery series July 10. FAMILIAR TROUBLE features Trouble the black cat detective, who has been influenced by Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. Trouble has affected a British accent and the sleuthing skills of his idol, Sherlock. Haines will work with other writers to bring new Trouble adventures to readers on a monthly basis.

The author of over 80 books in a number of genres, Haines has a great love for animals that runs through her books and her life.

"This is such an exciting project---my writer friends and a black cat detective. Throw in mystery and romance and you have a fine read," Haines said.

TROUBLE IN DIXIE by Rebecca Barrett releases Aug. 14 and is available for pre-order. It is the second in the series and takes Trouble to Savannah, GA. September will bring Claire Matturro with TROUBLE IN TALLAHASSEE, and Susan Tanner in October with TROUBLE AT SUMMER VALLEY RANCH. The 2018 schedule is filling out.

Join us for mystery, adventure, romance, and lots of TROUBLE!

Bronwen Evans

Dear Readers,

It's release month for A LOVE TO REMEMBER, #7 in my Disgraced Lords series. To celebrate I'm giving away a sterling silver interchangeable ring by Kagi Jewelry NZ (large). Visit my website to see details.

Reviewers are saying....

A LOVE TO REMEMBER, is a unpredictable, captivating and intriguing tale of love, respect, danger, betrayal and what I'd call "survival guilt". Once again, Ms. Evans brings her readers a complex, masterfully written story with engaging, realistic and believable characters. I was glued to the story from the first page to the very end. And the story lingered long after the last page.

Oh, I loved this book. It's full of passion, lust and of course two troubled leads.

5 Stars! Wow!! I LOVE this book!! I read the whole thing in one sitting!!

Every once in a while you come across a book that compels you to read it beginning to end- you connect and you cannot stop reading. This book was one of those for me. Whew! Rose and Philip's story is wonderful.

If you'd like a taste of A LOVE TO REMEMBER you can read an excerpt on my website.

Read. Feel. Fall in Love.

Bron

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