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  • Lila Johnson

    Bonjour! Lila Johnson here! Although I was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, I consider the road, rails and waterways my real home. The thrill and adventure of travel, stateside and abroad is a natural for me.

    The need to create stories started in my early childhood. After one of my first works were printed in a local newspaper, I was hooked. Since early 2000, my work has been viewed in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. My letters to the editor have appeared in O, The Oprah...

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  • Lauren Smith

    Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night for Grand Central Publishing, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance...

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  • Leslie Hachtel

    Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.

    However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion. She sold an episode of a TV show, had a screenplay optioned and has so far produced nine novels, including six historicals and three romantic...

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  • Nikki Brock

    Nikki Brock grew up in Tennessee and lived in the Northeast and Midwest before resettling in the South. She has been a computer programmer, marketing consultant, graduate student, public speaking teacher, and a mom. When not writing she’s usually drinking coffee, going to estate sales, or binge-watching television shows involving British accents. She nurses an unhealthy obsession with containers of all sizes and tries not to kill the plants in her garden. She lives in the Mississippi Delta...

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June News

Leanne Banks

Leanne Banks is excited to announce two publications this month! Her new Harlequin Special Edition, HONEYMOON MOUNTAIN BRIDE, is available NOW! Leanne is also participating in the book bundle Sweet & Sassy with her reissued novella THE MONARCH AND THE MOM. You can purchase this bundle for 99 cents on Amazon. Enjoy!

Linda Lael Miller

Linda Lael Miller is honored to have been named the recipient of a Romance Pioneer Award by RT Book Reviews during the recent RT Booklovers' Convention in Atlanta. As the lovely award says, this grand "First Lady of the West" has been forging the way for romance readers and authors since 1983.

Linda was also honored to have hosted readers at her Rhinestone Cowgirl party during the Convention. Each guest received a blue-sequined cowgirl hat with blinking LED lights and a Linda cowboy romance novel. At the close of the party, six lucky readers were selected, based on attire in keeping with the party theme, to be guests of Linda's for dinner that evening. Linda said getting to meet her readers was also a memorable, amazing award.

For a while, Linda will be at home on the Triple L near Spokane, Washington, writing furiously on a new book. Her next new novel will be A SNOW COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, a holiday revisit with the good folks in Mustang Creek, Wyoming, scheduled for September 26 publication. Pre-order your copy today!

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Here's your chance to read an early copy of Patricia Yager Delagrange's moving women's fiction novel, MADDY'S PHOENIX, scheduled for August 8 publication! Known for writing stories about women who triumph over adversity, Patricia tells us, in a hauntingly beautiful voice, about a 22-year-old waitress in a small northern California town, who loses not one baby but two.

Through the heartache, Maddy McCray finds the resolve to make more of herself than her neglectful mother predicted. Hope blossoms when Maddy finds an abandoned baby in the dumpster behind the trucker's cafe where she works. An abandoned baby, a baby no one wants---except Maddy.

Maddy takes her meager savings and moves to the Bay Area, where she can get a better-paying job and study to become a nurse. But how can Maddy take care of little Judith, work and go to school?

Twenty-five lucky readers will be chosen at random to receive an ARC of MADDY'S PHOENIX. Just email your postal address and choice of print or digital ARC to by Monday, June 6 at 11:59 p.m. Read an excerpt on

Sara Flynn

By Sara Flynn
Sweetberry Press May 2017

Shortly after actress Meg Tilly made her exciting debut as romance novelist Sara Flynn, she flew from her home in the Pacific Northwest to New York for a showing of the Netflix original war drama, "War Machine," in which she plays Brad Pitt's wife. Then, while in New York---more excitement---she was interviewed live on AOL.ON about her new career as the author of SOLACE ISLAND, her debut romantic suspense. Check out the fun interview and discover what readers learned during the RT Booklovers' Convention---what a lovely, down-to-earth, charming person she is!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 14 -- on that day Meg/Sara will guest on Hallmark Channel's delightful "Friends & Family" show. Check your local listings for the time in your area!

Meanwhile, read an excerpt of SOLACE ISLAND on, like her on Facebook and order your copy of SOLACE ISLAND today!

Sylvia Day

Sylvia Day, the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and #1 international bestselling author, will be at the Romance Writers of America for RWA 2017 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida on July 26--29. For more information on this and all of Sylvia's appearances and events, check out her website.

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.

Laura Benedict

Are you ready for summer?! I have a ton of books set aside for porch-reading. Looking for a quick read before you jump in the pool? My Edgar-nominated short, A PALER SHADE OF DEATH, is just .99 at Amazon. No traveling for me this summer because I have LOTS of writing and editing to do. I have HUGE NEWS! I just learned that my next suspense novel, ONE LAST SECRET, will be published by Mulholland Books in late 2018/early 2019. Imagine if you came home from a trip to find the locks on your house changed and a stranger living inside...That's the story of ONE LAST SECRET. The stranger knows something about Kimber Hannon that no one else knows, but is he the keeper of her one last secret? I think you'll love it, and I can't wait for you to read it. Be sure to check my website for updates and news. Join the conversation and sign up for my daily blog. I love sharing stories, links, photos, and interviews with you. Also check out my Bliss House Trilogy---it's a perfect spooky beach read. Big hugs! Stay cool!

Kate White

The ARCs (advanced read copies) for my new Bailey Weggins mystery, EVEN IF IT KILLS HER, arrived this week, and I got such a rush from seeing them. I'm so happy that there's finally another Bailey book! The seventh. This is Bailey's most chilling case to date---involving the brutal murder of almost an entire family--and it scared me at times to even write it. Pre-order now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and iBooks.

Augustina Van Hoven

The summer is almost here and I'm busy with my new time travel series coming in October. The first book is titled, A SECOND CHANCE. What would you do if you found yourself suddenly thrown back in time?

Coffee. She closed her eyes and grimaced. She was one hundred twenty-eight miles and ninety-five years away from the nearest Starbucks.

I will be attending the Emerald City Writers Conference in October 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.

Enjoy the warmer weather and happy reading.

Mary Jo Putney

I've been busy! The fourth and last of my repackaged contemporary Circle of Friends series, a novella called "A Holiday Fling," will be re-released as an ebook on June 1st.

Then on June 15th, I'll release something new: WEDDINGS OF THE CENTURYis a pair of novellas about weddings and brides, perfect for June.

In the Regency story, "Claiming His Bride," young Dominick Chandler asked for the hand of his beloved Roxanne only to be refused in the most brutal way possible by her father. Ten years later, Dominick returns determined to claim the woman he has never stopped loving, and he'll do anything, no matter how outrageous, to get close to Roxanne again. (Originally released under the title "The Devil's Spawn.")

The second is a long Gilded Age novella, "The Wedding of the Century." Inspired by the delightful To Marry an English Lord, it's the story of a beautiful American heiress and her marriage to a deeply reserved duke who fell in love with her the first time they met. Can these two find love beneath all the suffocating glitter? Well, it is a romance!

Debra Clopton

Debra Clopton's Sinclair brothers of the Windswept Bay series is here! WITH THIS PLEDGE (book 8 in the complete series) is Max Sinclair's story. Max is special ops and loves serving his country but now recovering from a mission that went wrong his future is uncertain...the moment horse trainer Kelsey Malone noticed Max she was interested...until she found out he was military. And she had policy to never date military men. Too bad the heart doesn't listen to reason or policies...this is a touching story and yes to those who've read the other stories about Max, his guard pig Charlotte is still on the job! Get your copy today or checkout the complete series and pre-order WITH THIS WISH, book 9.

Debra also has a book in the upcoming RODEO KNIGHTS SERIES. Warning: Sexy Rodeo Cowboys will steal your heart! RODEO KNIGHTS Boxed Set is FREE! @Instafreebie

Check out all of Debra's books at

Madeline Hunter

Clara and her lady friends do enjoy their spirits -- in particular sherry, which Clara has readily available for "medicinal purposes." Invite your friends over to sip from this set of six beautiful cut crystal cordial glasses as you discuss your favorite books. They'll admire your lovely new lucky horseshoe necklace, especially if they've already read Madeline Hunter's latest novel, THE MOST DANGEROUS DUKE IN LONDON. After all, Clara is on horseback when Adam first sets eyes on her and he is immediately taken by her grace and power. Since then, the two of them often go riding together, and so your horseshoe pendant is a symbol of sorts of their love.

Enter to win a Decadent Dukes prize pack containing:

  • Set of 6 Crystal sherry glasses (only 3 shown in photo)
  • Lucky Horseshoe 16" pendant necklace
  • Copy of THE MOST DANGEROUS DUKE IN LONDON by Madeline Hunter
  • Velour pouch


Alexandra Sokoloff

JUNOWRIMO! Are you writing a book this month? Join me on my blog or Facebook page for writing prompts and help!

JUNE CONTEST: Win a $20 Amazon gift card! Enter here.

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. BUY BITTER MOON.

Happy Summer! -- Alex

Lila Johnson

Hi Everyone! My name is Lila Johnson, author of a new book series, THE FAT GIRLS CLUB. The first book is available on Amazon. You will be introduced to three friends with weight problems. When the lead character, Sissy Bakersfield gets it into her head that if they shed the pounds maybe, just maybe, the man of their dreams will come along. Mayhem, laughter, tears and diet struggles are just the beginning of what takes place in this book.

The second book, THE FAT GIRLS CLUB, PARIS BOUND will take you overseas with the characters as they explore London and Paris. The book is tentatively scheduled for release in December. Be prepared for more drama, a love interest and a deep secret that is revealed.

On a personal note, I find that my wanderlust is continual and has no end in sight. As a self-taught photographer, my travels place me in the best places all over the world to capture the best pictures of what is out there. I look forward to sharing my photos and travel reviews on my upcoming website.

Love, Light and Life,


Christina Dodd

---According to a study cited by Dr. Joyce Brothers, women who read romance novels make love 74% more often than women who don't read romance novels.

---According to special research from the British Medical Journal, the more orgasms you have, the longer you're likely to live.

Recently I got one of those emails filled with wisdom on how to live a good life, and since I'm always looking for wisdom, no matter how shady the source, I was reading along and nodding at bromides like, "Don't let the sun go down on your anger," and "Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does." Then I saw one solemnly given piece of advice that made my hair stand on end. It stated, "Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."

I...what? Was this a joke? No one could seriously consider choosing their books according to whether some unnamed, unknown person would judge them after death. Could they? Well.

Yesterday I was scanning Twitter, looking for deep and meaningful discourse among my peers ... all right, fine. I was on Twitter, screwing around, when...READ MORE

Deb Marlowe

It's almost here! Get ready, it's nearly time for Deb Marlowe to celebrate the third book in the Half Moon House series! If you've already read THE LOVE LIST, and need to catch up on the second book, THE LEADING LADY, then hop on over to her website to enter to win an autographed copy, along with a pretty Regency book mark!

In the meantime, connect with Deb on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

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RaeAnne Thayne

I'm so excited for the release of SERENITY HARBOR this month! The book will hit stores June 27 and is receiving some amazing reviews. Booklist said, "As Thayne spins a charming installment in her sweet Haven Point series, she does a fabulous job of keeping all the threads that could lead to a happily ever-after ending tangled up in suspense." Enter my June newsletter contest for a chance to win a $25 Home Depot gift card!

Shiloh Walker

Shiloh Walker will be at the Heart of Dixie Luncheon in Birmingham this June. Come join her! Are you familiar with Patreon? Shiloh has a platform there and patrons get sneak peeks, special reads and other rewards. Check it out!

After Midnight Authors

Beth Williamson announces the re-release of the Malloy Family series beginning May 1 with THE BOUNTY, which is free at all US retailers. All 13 books will release weekly through the end of July. Angelique Armae's VIKING WOLF (Shifters of Dundaire book 3) is now on sale and HIGHLAND WOLF (book 4) is available for pre-order. Shiloh Walker will be at the Heart of Dixie Luncheon in Birmingham this June. Come join her! Are you familiar with Patreon? Shiloh has a platform there and patrons get sneak peeks, special reads and other rewards. Check it out!

Leslie Hachtel

I am so happy to announce the release of THE JESTER'S DANCE. It is the third in the Dance series and the response has been wonderful:

"Leslie Hachtel delivers another solid piece of fiction that is sure to entice, entertain, and satisfy fans of rom. lit from the diehards to the casual readers".

"This book was great! Did not want to put it down!"

Currently I'm working on the fourth in the series and looking forward to going to Orlando for RWA in July.


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