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  • Michelle Major

    Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at

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  • Candace Havens

    Bestselling author Candace Havens has published more than 25 books. Her novels have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader Awards and National Readers Choice Awards. She is a Barbara Wilson Award winner. She is the author of the biography “Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy” and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities from George Clooney to Chris Pratt....

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  • Jeannie Moon

    Jeannie Moon has always been a romantic. When she's not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs, and resides on Long Island, NY. If she's more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy. Visit her website at

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  • A. J. Pine

    AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality—romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. You’ll also...

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  • Valerie Bowman

    Valerie Bowman's debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She's been an RT Reviewers' Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction. Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she's number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint...

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  • Gina Danna

    A USA Today Bestselling author, Gina Danna was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and has spent the better part of her life reading. History has always been her love and she spent numerous hours devouring historical romance stories, always dreaming of writing one of her own. After years of writing historical academic papers to achieve her undergraduate and graduate degrees in History, and then for museum programs and exhibits, she found the time to write her own historical romantic fiction...

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September News

Candace Havens

"I was hooked from the first page. It sizzles with sexy tension, and Cole is HOT!"
---Jennifer Blackwood,
USA Today bestselling author

I have my hands full taking care of my little sister and covering for my uncle as ranch foreman. The last thing I need is a Texas princess like Callie Llewellyn getting up in my business and messing with my head.

All I can think of is getting up close and personal with those curves of hers. And being on the edge of discovery makes our quick-and-dirty encounters twice as hot. And that's all they are---quick and dirty---there's nothing deeper going on here.

There's only one rule to keeping my job and a roof over my sister's head: stay away from the boss's granddaughter. But I'm not always great at following the rules.

BRANDED by Candace Havens

Raz Steel

Looking for a fresh vista on vampires?

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."

BLOOD BETWEEN LOVERS is available digitally now, and in print (soon) at all your favorite online sites!

Visit for more info about Raz and his books, contests, and excerpts.

Rebecca Brooks

I'm so excited for the October 3 release of my sexy new contemporary MAKE ME STAY, first in the Men of Gold Mountain series set in Gold Mountain, Washington. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet, make sure you head over to so I can tell you when it's available for preorder later this month!

If you want to still hold on to summer, check out my latest release, HOW TO FALL. Set in Brazil, HOW TO FALL was a 2016 HOLT Medallion finalist. Readers on Amazon call it "a vacation in book form" and "one heck of an adventure laced with romance and steam." Warning: may make you want to drop everything and jump on a plane to Rio!

Buy HOW TO FALL as an ebook or paperback from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo , iTunes, or All Romance.

Amy Jarecki

Amy Jarecki will join forty-three historical romance authors at the Historical Romance Retreat for readers and writers in Spokane, WA, September 22-25. Also, Amy will be at the InD'Scribe Reader/Writer Convention in Burbank, CA, October 6-9. I hope to see you there!

Sabrina Jeffries


THE WIDOW'S AUCTION, an unforgettable novella by New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries, is now available for download for only $1.99.

On August 30, historical romance lovers can pick up three fan favorites by Sabrina---The Royal Brotherhood series which features the stories of three half-brothers who are the fictional bastards of the Prince of Wales. IN THE PRINCE'S BED, TO PLEASURE A PRINCE, and ONE NIGHT WITH A PRINCE will be available at a discounted print price---only $5.99 each!

THE DANGER OF DESIRE is available for pre-order now, but the highly anticipated third book in the Sinful Suitors series officially goes on sale November 22.

Meet the Author

Later this month, Sabrina Jeffries will join today's best historical romance authors for the first-ever Historical Romance Retreat at the Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA September 22-25. If you're unable to attend the event, make sure to Like Sabrina's Facebook page and sign up to receive her monthly newsletter to see pictures from this unique event. There are a few spots remaining, so visit the HRR site now to reserve your tickets.



Justine Davis

A busy few months upcoming for Justine! First there's a new continuity series featuring the vast and far-flung Colton family, the people who seem to just turn up everywhere. Including in one of my favorite places, the great state of Texas. My entry in the twelve book Coltons of Texas series, COLTON FAMILY RESCUE will be out the beginning of October. (enter at my website to win a copy!) Then comes November and the next Cutter adventure, OPERATION SOLDIER NEXT DOOR, about a wounded warrior who comes home to find the last thing he wanted but the real thing he needs.

And soon after that a surprise, and later possibly yet another surprise! Join in the fun with Justine on Twitter, on Facebook, or on Pinterest.

Shoshanna (Evers) Gabriel

For September, Shoshanna (Evers) Gabriel is giving away 2 Prizes to 1 Winner: a paperback edition of an inspirational romance, ISLE OF HOPE by Julie Lessman; PLUS an autographed paper back edition of COOKIE ENCOUNTER: A Chance Encounter Inspirational by Michelle Connell.

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" ( 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!

Enter at

Shoshanna is very behind on her emails (infant twins are a handful!), so the best way to get a hold of her right now is via Twitter @ShoshannaEvers or @ShoshnnaGabriel. Be sure to subscribe to her newsletter to be updated when the first inspirational romance written under her new name comes out!

Rebecca Zanetti

SHADOW FALLING is finally here! Book two in the Scorpius Syndrome is about Raze and Vinnie...and tons of secrets. RT Magazine called it "A Heart Pounding Tale." Here's the blurb: Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Wellington was the FBI's best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her trust in her fellow man had gone from shaky at best to nonexistent. Her mysterious rescuer wants to convince her he's the exception. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel's eyes and devil's tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn't trust him. The way his arms wrap around her tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can't hide his desire...

Also, the next book in the Sin Brothers series is called DEADLY SILENCE, and it releases on October 4th. My publisher is repackaging the series with different covers (very awesome different covers), and calling the spinoff series The Blood Brother series.

Finally, and this is SO exciting, I'm a special guest author for Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick Rendezvous in Seattle September 16-18th. Go to my website for more information:

Catherine Anderson

I made it to Montana! Our septic test on the riverfront property we hoped to buy came back fine, and the deal has closed. Currently I am doing indoor camping in a small travel trailer that I share with a computer desk, two huge Australian Shepherds, and my great big son and grandson who sleep in a tent but are in and out to use the facility and the kitchen. We're praying that we can get approval to start building SOMETHING before winter, even if it is only a shop with small living quarters. Cross your fingers!

That said, Montana is spectacular and I know we are going to love it here. It was a wrench to leave Oregon and Cinnamon Ridge, but I'm retaining the property as a vacation rental so I still have some roots there.

MULBERRY MOON will be released this coming January, and I am working on a Christmas novel that will be released in the fall of next year.

Happy September!

RaeAnne Thayne

New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne welcomes readers back to her town of Haven Point for an unforgettable holiday story. SNOWFALL ON HAVEN POINT will be available September 27. After the previous two traumatic holiday seasons, Andie Montgomery only wants to provide loving Christmas memories for her two children. She doesn't count on having to babysit her friend's grouchy brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, as he recovers from a hit and run.

Marshall hates feeling defenseless and resents the protective impulses Andie brings out in him. But Andie's gentle nature is a salve, and her kids' excitement for the holidays makes him forget why he never wanted a family. If only he and Andie can admit what they really want---each other---their Christmas wishes might come true after all.

Carolyn Haines


USA TODAY bestselling author Carolyn Haines steps back into the past with a historical mystery set in the Deep South of the 1920s. Raissa James is a WWI widow who travels from Savannah, Georgia to Mobile, Alabama to visit her uncle Brett Airlie. At the beautiful estate, Caoin House, Raissa discovers a present day mystery with deadly overtones. And one from the past that is just as dangerous.

"I grew up reading books like REBECCA and AMMIE, COME HOME. These were stories that touched on the supernatural, or seemingly supernatural, in a way that give me a good chill and a fast paced story that I couldn't put down. I tried to capture those same elements in the new Pluto's Snitch mystery series," Haines said.

"The 1920s were a turbulent, fascinating time. Prohibition, suffragettes, social upheaval. And the South has always been a place where ghost stories flourished. I couldn't ask for a richer setting," she said.

The book is available in print, e-book, and audio format.

Geri Foster

Come join author Geri Foster as she returns to the 1940s in Gibbs City, Missouri. LOVE RENEWED is a brand new story that brings back many of your favorite characters from LOVE RELEASED.

Episode One: Shadows of the past haunt Lily Tucker as she searches to find a safe haven for her and six-year-old daughter, Katie, in post War II. Seeking to build a new life, Lily arrives in Gibbs City in hopes of turning the rundown hotel left to her into a new home for her and her daughter. Overwhelmed by the workload, her life changes one rainy night when a friend of her deceased husband appears.

Elliot Givens' journey to complete a promise to his best friend soon takes a different turn when he meets Lily. Instead of fulfilling his promise and leaving, he quickly realizes that Lily needs his help in repairing the hotel. The longer Elliot stays, the more he becomes entrenched in the lives of Lily and her daughter.

Can two shattered souls come together to heal each other amongst the savage idealism of a small town, or will the letter that Elliot carries rip them apart?

Selena Laurence

THE KINGMAKER by USA Today Bestselling Author Selena Laurence Reviewed by Publishers Weekly:

"Finely tuned political intrigue meets intense sexual chemistry when Washington, D.C. power broker Derek Ambrose catches presidential candidate Jason Melville, one of his clients, having too good a time with London Sharpe, a high-priced escort. Derek is willing to pay a bundle to convince London to stay out of Jason's life, but soon Derek is obsessing over her himself. She's happy to take the money and run, since a scandal could ruin her own carefully constructed double life. No one in London's social circle knows where her money comes from, and in order to stay in business she needs to keep it that way. So when a reporter learns that London spent an afternoon in Jason's hotel suite, everybody has a lot to lose, and there is only one way to save the day. Laurence's tightly woven story is a superb mix of sexual and political tension that's certain to please fans of both."

Robyn Carr

When life smacks us the hardest, we like to think we can survive, be happy. But doing so isn't easy. It takes grit, determination and the help of good friends. That's what Emma Shay learns in Robyn Carr's next new novel, THE LIFE SHE WANTS, out September 27.

Emma Shay has to completely rebuild her life and reputation after her late husband, a crooked financier, is found guilty of stealing millions from his clients. She goes back home to California, where the only person in a position to help her is Riley, her ex-best friend. Will these women whose close relationship was destroyed over a man re-discover what was once a priceless friendship? Will Emma, who once commanded a large household staff, find peace of mind cleaning houses for others? Will these two women ever come to terms with their mistakes and settle up? Will either of them find the life she really wants?

San Francisco Review Journal applauded Robyn, saying: "Robyn Carr has done it again ... What We Find is complex, inspirational, and well-written. A romance that truly inspires readers as life hits them the hardest."
Pre-order THE LIFE SHE WANTS today, and check it out on

Deb Marlowe

I'm looking ahead to autumn and celebrating the release of BEDEVILED this month! Released on September 20th as the second book in The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor anthology group, BEDEVILED includes Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse, a story of sorcery, pixies and the magic of True Love.

As the release draws near, check out my website at and my FB and Twitter feeds for fun introductions to my characters, games and contests with haunted Cornwall coast inspired prizes! The whole series, which also includes VEXED, SPELLBOUND and MYSTIFIED, is available for pre-order now. Check them all out for a little Fall fun!

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The wait is over! FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT is now available in hardcover, audio and ebook. Time to order, my friends. Personalized signed copies are available from Anderson's Bookshop.

I've started my FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT Tour. So far I've had a fabulous time meeting readers in Naperville, IL / Dayton, OH / and St. Louis, MO. My readers, as usual, amaze me during the SEP Trivia Quiz, so much fun! I'm looking forward to my appearances and book signings in Lansing, MI / Comstock Park, MI / Des Moines, IA / Bowling Green, KY / Lexington, KY / and Cleveland, OH. Hope to see you there! Please see my website for details.

The reviews are coming in: Starred review from Kirkus. The review ends with, "This thoroughly enjoyable novel delivers a swift kick to the heart---an essential summer read." Starred review from Publishers Weekly ---"Utterly delightful...Fans and newcomers alike are certain to fall in love..." Did I happen to mention "Starred" reviews?

If you missed my last newsletter, Susan Elizabeth Phillips Interviews Herself, sign up here, so you won't miss the next one. For more SEP fun, check out, Facebook, Twitter and SEP Sweepstakes!

Alexandra Sokoloff

BITTER MOON AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! Book 4 of my Thriller Award-nominated Huntress Moon series is available for pre-order, just $3.99! A haunted FBI agent is on the hunt for that most rare of killers: a female serial.

AUGUST GIVEAWAY: Enter the drawing to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

FOR WRITERS: The fully revised and expanded textbook of my Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbook, STEALING HOLLYWOOD, is now out in Print as well as ebook.

BOUCHERCON NEW ORLEANS! I'm a Guest of Honor and Toastmistress at the World Mystery Convention in NOLA this year! Get updates on the convention and tips about where to find the best music, food and fun in my favorite city on my Facebook page:

Happy rest of summer!! Alex

Augustina Van Hoven

Summer is over and the leaves are already turning in the forest around my house. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the harvest, cooler temperatures and a crockpot full of soup cooking in the kitchen.

I am hard at work on THE BLOOM OF A ROSE. This is the final book in the Rose series and will be released in November. This book will finish the tale started in THE KISS OF A ROSE and continued in THE THORN OF A ROSE.

"The battle on the chess board is an attempt to capture the king."

Enjoy the season.

Linda Lael Miller

He's here! Drake Carson, the handsome middle Carson brother of Mustang Creek, with his own book, ALWAYS A COWBOY, which just went on sale August 30. The quintessential cowboy, in charge of the family ranch, already has his hands full dealing with wild stallions on his property when so-called horse expert Luce Hale arrives and sticks her nose into his business. Then Drake's mom invites Luce to stay with the family, and the pretty lady is impossible to ignore for a whole host of reasons. Number one (okay, number two): the rogue stallion who's stealing the ranch mares. But once Drake learns Luce is in danger, that changes everything, for both of them. Read an excerpt on Linda's website and get your copy today!

Meanwhile, the #1 New York Times bestselling author is busy working on her Civil War series and spreading the word about her new Shining Sol Candles line. Linda's very own artwork graces the Jasmine, White Sage and Cinnamon candles in her collection. A dollar from the sale of each of these hand-poured, clean-burning soy candles goes to Linda's favorite animal charity. Check them out on the Shining Sol site!

Mary J. Williams

FLOWERS ON THE WALL (Hart of Rock and Roll Book One)


Ryder Hart
Rock God
Wounded Soul

Quinn Abernathy
Healer of Souls

Grab this stand-alone novel now.

Amazon US

At the end of September, look for Dalton's story. FLOWERS AND CAGES (Hart of Rock and Roll Book Two)

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