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  • Elizabeth Goddard

    Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than thirty romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES—a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. BURIED, BACKFIRE and DECEPTION are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and SUBMERGED is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a...

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  • Terri Osburn

    Terri fell in love with reading at a young age, starting with condensed versions of classics such as The Wizard of Oz, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Little Women. She fell into Romance novels around Junior High and never looked back. Authors such as Judith McNaught, Kathleen Woodiwiss, and LaVyrle Spencer kept her going through high school, then she bounded into the 90s with authors like Julie Garwood, Dorothy Garlock, Johanna Lindsey and countless others. Her bookshelves are lined...

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  • Karen Rock

    Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes sexy suspense novels and small-town romances for Harlequin and Kensington publishing. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, and having the...

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  • Ana Brazil

    A native of California, Ana Brazil lived in the south for many years. She earned her MA in American history from Florida State University and traveled her way through Mississippi as an architectural historian. Ana loves fried mullet, Greek Revival colonnades, and Miss Welty’s garden. She has a weakness for almost all things New Orleans. (Although she’s not sure just how it happened…but she favors bluegrass over jazz.) The Fanny Newcomb stories celebrate the tenacity, intelligence, and...

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  • Irish Winters

    I always wanted to be a writer. I’ve dabbled in poetry, short stories, and more daydreaming than most. I remember long Sunday afternoon drives with my parents where they would tell us eight kids to: ‘Look out the window and see something!’ I’ve been looking out the window ever since…. In the great pines of the Pacific Northwest, I saw a woman with nowhere to run find refuge in the arms of a tender warrior who’d forgotten the man he once was… In the hills of Wyoming, I saw a man...

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December News

Elizabeth Lowell

Escape with a good book this winter. Elizabeth Lowell has two of her classic westerns on sale just for you. OUTLAW and GRANITE MAN, both set on the Rocking M Ranch, promise excitement and passion. Whether your imagination leans toward the archaeology of the Anasazi or a quest for a long-lost gold mine, you'll find plenty of adventure and romance in these two classics. Order your eBook copies today.


Bronwen Evans

Dear Readers

I'm looking forward to catching up with family and friends this holiday season. Everyone comes from all over New Zealand to celebrate family and love. The Christmas tree needs to go up and I have been sorting out all the Christmas decorations so everything will be ready and welcoming.

I've also written my first Christmas story, A SCOT FOR CHRISTMAS. It's a Regency historical set at Loch Linnhe in Scotland. It's part of the CHRISTMAS IN KILTS anthology. You can read an excerpt on my website.

She's ready to embrace her life and future as a spinster, he's trying to have one last hurrah before he gives into his family's wishes and proposes marriage to his neighbor, but fate has other ideas when the lady and the Scot meet at a holiday house party in the wilds of Scotland.

I wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season, and a merry Christmas. I shall be lying by the pool (it's summer in New Zealand) and catching up on all the books I want to read but I've been too busy writing. Whatever you're doing this holiday season---enjoy!

Merry Christmas, and as always...

Read. Feel. Fall in Love.


Catherine Anderson

I am so excited to announce that my hardback, THE CHRISTMAS ROOM, has received a fantastic response from readers and reviewers! Christmas is my favorite holiday and the book was a joy to write. I hope I am offered the opportunity to write another one.

SPRING FORWARD, the fourth book in the Mystic Creek series, will be out in early January. Many readers over the years have complimented me on the animal characters in my books. Well, in January, allow me to introduce Rip, a well-named scoundrel who furthers romance(s) while indulging his unusual taste for...well, you'll have to read it to find out!

I have finalized the sale of my Oregon home, Cinnamon Ridge, and am now 100% a Montana girl. Winter is just around the corner...but this year I am in a house instead of a travel trailer, and the floor doesn't wiggle every time I move!

Merry Christmas to you all.


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.... Start the series with Book 1, Huntress Moon -- now FREE to Amazon Prime members.

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

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Laura Joh Rowland

After teaming up to catch Jack the Ripper, Laura Joh Rowland's band of accidental detectives join forces once again to solve a high-profile kidnapping case in A MORTAL LIKENESS. A masterful Victorian mystery, A MORTAL LIKENESS is the sequel to last year's popular novel, THE RIPPER'S SHADOW. Mystery and romance readers alike will love the charming cast of characters and unique plot in A MORTAL LIKENESS. The book is available for pre-order now, and it will arrive in bookstores January 9.

About the Book:

A photographer in 1889 London, Miss Sarah Bain runs a private detective agency with her friends, Lord Hugh Staunton and former street urchin Mick O'Reilly. Their sole credential is that they solved the Jack the Ripper case, a secret they can never tell because they did it outside the boundaries of the law. Their new big case arises when a wealthy banker posts a handsome reward for finding his missing infant. All of London joins in the search. But Sarah has an advantage--a photograph she took during a routine surveillance job, which unexpectedly reveals a clue about the kidnapping.

To learn more about A MORTAL LIKENESS and this addictive author, visit, and connect with her on Facebook.

Carter Wilson

Excitement surrounding USA Today bestselling author Carter Wilson's upcoming novel, MISTER TENDER'S GIRL, is reaching a fever pitch thanks to the recent announcement that Legendary Television has optioned the award-winning author's Slenderman-inspired thriller for development as a television series.

Available for pre-order now, MISTER TENDER'S GIRL arrives in bookstores everywhere on February 13. Early reviews for this chilling tale suggest it could be the breakout thriller of the year. Here's what critics are saying:

"This is mesmerizing." --Booklist (Starred Review)

"Dark, unsettling, and full of surprises...a fast-paced, spine-tingling, read."-- Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Stranger

"Razor-sharp . . . Wilson turns the creep factor up to 11, balancing his prose on a knife's edge. A highly satisfying high-tension thriller."--Kirkus

For the latest news about Carter's novels and developments with the television series, subscribe to his newsletter. You can also connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or by visiting

Leanne Banks

Leanne Banks is excited about her Christmas novellas WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS and CHRISTMAS IN MISTLETOE. You can receive both of these novellas for 99 cents on Amazon in collections with other fabulous authors. Merry Christmas!

Meg Tilly

Here in Canada, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated the second Monday in October, so there's been (relative) calm in our household in November. I've been ever so grateful for this peaceful time, utilizing it to write on the sequel to SOLACE ISLAND---SOLACE STOLEN, Eve's story. More about that next month! By then I hope to be able to share with you some Big News in my author life!

Looking ahead, I'm already making plans for the RT Booklovers' Convention in Reno May 15-20. I can't wait to meet more readers of the genre that nourishes my soul and reconnect with all the friends I made during the 2017 gathering in Atlanta. If you've never gone, check it out and think about joining the fun!

Mary Jo Putney

It's time for Christmas stories! The holiday season is often wonderful, generally stressful, and always busy. This is why Christmas novellas are popular--they're warm and happy and short enough to read when time is limited.

I've written lots of holiday stories over the years, and I'm happy that all are now available again. CHRISTMAS REVELS contains four historical novellas along with a contemporary written specially for the collection. Two more stories, The Best Husband Money Can Buy and Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, make up my CHRISTMAS CANDLES.

As a special holiday treat, I'm reissuing one of my most popular novellas, THE CHRISTMAS CUCKOO, as a freestanding story. (It's also in CHRISTMAS REVELS.) The story features practical Meg driving through a winter storm to the local coaching inn to collect her soldier brother's friend, Jack Howard--and she comes home with the wrong Jack Howard! When Jack learns realizes the error, he doesn't want to leave, because he's never felt more at home in his life....

For a mere 99 cents, the Cuckoo is a perfect electronic stocking stuffer. <G> Have a lovely holiday season, and may that include some happy holiday stories as well!

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!

Gail Chianese

Hello. I'm thrilled to share with you that I've returned to the world of Barefoot Bay with a new novella. SWEET SURRENDER, A Barefoot Bay Kindle World will be available December 8, along with a few others. I hope you'll check it out and if you have KU...these stories are now included.

Coming up in February is Changing Tides book 3, DISARMED BY LOVE.

I'd like to also wish you all, no matter what you celebrate, a very happy holiday season. May 2018 bring you much happiness, love and all things good.

Terri Osburn

Popular contemporary romance author Terri Osburn gets a little bit country with the release of her new Nashville-set Shooting Star series. RISING STAR, the launch book in that series, recently released in print, digital and audiobook formats. Readers and critics are singing the praises of this sexy story:

"If you like contemporary romance that is brushed with realism, aims true for the heart, and provides sufficient sizzle without losing the power of a good story, I highly recommend Rising Star."---The Romance Dish

"I'm so glad I fell in love with the cover for Rising Star because it introduced me to a new author and her wonderful writing style."---Amanda, Guilty Pleasures

"Rising Star is perfect! It's everything I want in Contemporary Romance."---Goodreads reviewer

Watch for WRECKED, a new novella from Terri that will be available for download this month. To find out more about the novella and other news from this fantastic author, sign up for her newsletter and visit her at Don't forget to connect with Terri on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads, too.

Shoshanna Gabriel

Hi friends, thank you SO MUCH for an incredible release week for my debut sweet inspirational romance! SECOND CHANCES FOR TRAMPLED HEARTS hit the Amazon Bestseller lists in Western and Frontier Christian Romance, Christian Westerns, Christian Romance, Contemporary Christian Romance, Westerns, Women's Fiction, and Religious Romance... glory be to GOD! Thank you so much. I'm thrilled to announce the next book in the Bear Creek Saddle Series will be available immediately after Christmas... and I'm giving away a paperback for my contest this month! If you want a preview, the first chapter of BEAR CREEK SADDLE COWBOY is attached as bonus material at the end of the first book, which out now for just 99c on Amazon and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

December Contest

Shoshanna Gabriel is giving away a PRE-RELEASE autographed paperback edition of Shoshanna's second sweet inspirational contemporary western romance: BEAR CREEK SADDLE COWBOY (Book 2 in the Bear Creek Saddle Series). Each book in the series is a standalone book, with their own HEA's. The ebook releases December 26th, 2017 on Amazon, and will be available FREE to Kindle Unlimited subscribers!

Laura Benedict

Jingle! Jingle! Are you exhausted with holiday prep, or are you reveling in it? Whenever I feel bogged down with my own holiday expectations, I like to take a break and reset with a cup of tea and a good book.I have two exciting projects I'm working on---one of which you'll be able to read very soon. On January 8th, my very first cozy mystery is coming out. It's really something new for me---no ghosts and an amateur sleuth. A cat to be exact! SMALL TOWN TROUBLE is the next installment of Carolyn Haines's multi-author Familiar Legacy series, featuring Trouble, the black cat detective. Pre-order now and you'll get SMALL TOWN TROUBLE on your e-reader or mailbox on January 8th! My next suspense novel, THE STRANGER INSIDE, about a woman who finds the locks have been changed on her house, and a stranger is living inside, will be out in late 2018. I'll let you know the minute it's available. And remember---spooky books (like DEAD ENDS a gothic anthology I'm in on sale for .99) make great winter reading. My Bliss House novels are waiting for you. Happy Holidays!

Rebecca Barrett

Rebecca Barrett is excited that her historical novel, ROAD'S END, is now available in paperback at

A chance encounter in a Charleston salon on a hot August night in 1899 changes the course of Helen Fitzgerald's life. Declan O'Rourke is dark, exciting, dangerous, and visiting the United States from Ireland. He has come seeking guns and money for the Fenian cause, but that is his secret, as is the wife who awaits him in Ireland. He is gone as suddenly as he came, his pockets heavy with her father's gold. And Helen is left with the physical reminder of her indiscretion, an unborn baby boy.

Helen takes the only solution open to her---marriage to shy, kind, Luther Carroll and moves with him to the hardscrabble south Alabama timber community of Road's End. Secretive and self-contained Helen loves only one person, her son Reuben. She silently rages over the loss of her former lifestyle as the belle of Charleston society, and against the love her husband has for her--an unrequited love that twists him into something dark and ugly.

ROAD'S END is the story of love, betrayal, and dark secrets of three generations of Carroll women ruled by passion. A compelling story set in the deep South between 1898 and WWII.

Julie Johnstone

Christmas comes early for historical romance fans courtesy of USA Today bestselling author Julie Johnstone! Enter the glittering, glamorous, and sometimes treacherous world of Regency England, where true love awaits in the arms of an honorable Scot, a dashing earl, and a roguish baron in Julie's new ebook bundle, CAPTIVATED BY CHRISTMAS. The just-released ebook includes three holiday tales---Christmas in the Scot's Arms, The Redemption of a Dissolute Earl, and Season for Surrender---all for only $2.99! In these charming stories, readers become the bold heroine who has the spirit and the heart to capture her Prince Charming and receive the Christmas kiss she deserves!

To find out more about this and other books by Julie, including the release of her December 18 novel, WHEN A WARRIOR WOOS A LASS, sign up to receive her newsletter. Readers can also connect with this popular author on Facebook, Twitter, BookBub, and Goodreads. And, don't forget to visit her at for more information about her captivating Regency and medieval romances.

Happy holidays, book lovers!

Sarah Castille

Get ready! Sarah Castille's Ruin & Revenge series continues with ROCCO hitting bookstores and your e-readers on January 2, 2018! Pre-order your copy of this "high octane" story packed full of all the heat and passion you'd expect from Sarah's mafia bad boys.

Mafia enforcer Rocco De Lucchi is the best in the business.Cold, hard, and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford---until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul.

Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. The daughter of the boss's right-hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both?

Read an excerpt and order your copy here:

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock-- Are you ready for 12 days of giveaways from 12 Harlequin Desire authors? Visit us and "Like" our Facebook page, then, every day from December 1-12 check out a new chance to win books, holiday goodies, and more! Joanne kicks things off December 1st with a big giveaway. Joanne is also offering a free online read starting December 4th on the Harlequin website! CHRISTMAS WITH THE RICH RANCHER will post a new chapter each week throughout December and January, and the story will introduce you to more of the McNeill family from her ongoing series. Look for it on Harlequin's Online Read page.

Also, there's still time to enter Joanne's Goodreads Giveaway (Open to US and Canada only) for five copies of her January book,CLAIMING HER SECRET HEIR. And be sure to follow Joanne's author page for Freebie Friday giveaways every week!

Janna MacGregor

Readers have already started compiling their 2018 "must read" lists, and Janna MacGregor's Cavensham Heiresses series should be at the top of the list for every Regency romance fan.

Eloisa James called THE BAD LUCK BRIDE " a delightful debut" when it released earlier this year, and THE BRIDE WHO GOT LUCKY, book two in Janna's series, received a starred review from Booklist after its Halloween release date.

The third Cavensham Heiresses book, THE LUCK OF THE BRIDE, comes out in May 2018, and it's now available for pre-order.

Connect with this talented author at, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Want to know when Janna has a new book coming out or when one of her titles goes on sale? Follow her on BookBub for email reminders.

Sabrina Jeffries

New Year, New Publisher!

After more than a decade with Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries will continue her writing endeavors with a new publisher. Beginning in 2018, Kensington Books will publish Sabrina's smart and sexy Regency romances. The author said she's grateful for her time at Pocket and that she's looking forward to her new publishing partnership with Kensington Books. Despite the change in publishers, readers can expect the same brand of witty, passion-filled stories for which the popular author is known.

Next up from Sabrina is THE SECRET OF FLIRTING, the March 27, 2018 conclusion to her Sinful Suitors series which is now available for pre-order from all major book retailers. And if you haven't checked out the Sinful Suitors series yet, you can currently get the first book on sale in ebook at all vendors for only $2.99!

To keep up with the latest news, sign up to receive Sabrina's entertaining monthly newsletters at, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Goodreads.

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