APRIL AUTHOR NEWS
WALKING ON AIR has surpassed my wildest expectations. I’m so grateful for the reception readers and reviewers have given this book. Congratulations to Charley Kite and Karen Lundstead, who won the two Kindle Fires I gave away to celebrate the book’s release. Right now, I’m working on a contemporary novel titled SILVER THAW, which will be the first in my new Mystic Creek series. I have a number of novels already sketched out featuring the characters in this Oregon town. And no, I haven’t forgotten the Harrigans. There will be more Harrigan stories, too. Please check out my Facebook pages for the very popular Tales From The Coop and other critter doings. There’s rarely a dull moment here on Cinnamon Ridge -- and if there is, it’s usually because I missed something! My monthly newsletter, “Light of Love,” is available upon request. Just e-mail AndersonJackpots@ykwc.net , with “newsletter request” in the subject line to subscribe.
Robyn Carr’s FOUR FRIENDS -You’ll Want to Meet Them in April! Gerri, Andy, Sonja and B.J. - these FOUR FRIENDS in Robyn Carr’s newest stand-alone women’s fiction live on the same street in Mill Valley, California, and, boy, are they facing significant changes in their lives. RT Book Reviews awarded FOUR FRIENDS a 4½-star review, and Booklist raves about this story of friendship, life-transforming journeys and the four women who face them together. The mother of three angst-ridden teenagers, Gerri is learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks. Andy has just about given up on finding lasting love when the down-to-earth contractor she’s hired has her questioning everything she thought she wanted in life. Sonja’s husband is fed up with what he sees as her New Age nonsense and walks out, taking with him her serenity and sanity. It’s newcomer B.J., with her dark secrets, who steps into their circle and changes everything. Together the FOUR FRIENDS get each back on track, stronger as individuals and unfaltering as friends. Robyn will sign FOUR FRIENDS from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4 at Nora Roberts’ Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, MD. For more signing info and a FOUR FRIENDS excerpt, visit www.RobynCarr.com, and check her out on Facebook!
New York Times author Christina Dodd’s bestselling romantic suspense series Lost Hearts is now in ebook, and kicks off with the full-length novel, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, enhanced with bonus material: the brainstorming synopsis and a previously unpublished first chapter, with commentary by the author. Hope Prescott lives in Boston, far from the warm, southern home she recalls. She works hard with one goal in mind-finding her long-lost siblings. Yet her job at the answering service and her own loving nature creates a family of friends, people she knows only by their voices. She especially likes Griswald, gruff old butler for wealthy Zack Givens. Meeting Griswald is a shock; he is neither gruff nor old, but a powerful, handsome man. In fact, he is Zack Givens, cold, heartless-and charmed by the artless young woman who brings him chicken soup, treats him like a friend...and falls in love with the humble man she imagines him to be. When she discovers Zack’s secret, she leaves without a backward glance. Can Zack solve the mystery that haunts Hope’s past to prove their futures lie together? Get JUST THE WAY YOU ARE: Enhanced for your Kindle, Nook, and Kobo! (iBook coming soon!)
Top 3 Things to Know this Month about Bestselling Author Sabrina Jeffries. 1) Meet your favorite authors in the Big Easy! May 13-18th, Sabrina Jeffries, along with romance authors from every sub-genre, will gather at the annual RT Convention in New Orleans for a fabulous week of parties, tours, and the Giant Book Fair and Autographing. 2) A FREE Sabrina short story is just what the doctor ordered! Pick up a copy of Sabrina’s second Duke’s Men novel, WHEN THE ROGUE RETURNS (Pocket paperback), from your local Walmart store (while supplies last) to receive “Dorinda and the Doctor,” a bonus short story by the talented author in the back of the book. Or, follow this link to order it online: http://www.walmart.com/ip/33646862. 3) Plan ahead, eBook readers! Those who exclusively read eBooks will also have a chance to enjoy Sabrina’s “Dorinda and the Doctor,” eShort, when it becomes available on all digital devices June 16 for only $0.99. Click here to pre-order your copy today! Stay connected with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries on Facebook, Twitter (@SabrinaJeffries), Goodreads, Pinterest, and at www.SabrinaJeffries.com.
Jayne Ann Krentz
Spring is here and that means that it’s time for Amanda Quick (a/k/a Jayne Ann Krentz) to hit the bookshelves. Miss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure and risk. Benedict Stanbridge, a man of science and a spy for the Crown, has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands. But they are about to face a threat that is shockingly close to home...in OTHERWISE ENGAGED. You can pre-order a copy from Amazon, B&N, iTunes, or your local bookseller before it goes on sale on April 22. If you need something to read now, Jayne has just released one of her classics, TRUST ME, in eBook. Sam Stark has just been jilted at the altar and Desdemona Wainwright isn’t leaving without her check for catering the canceled reception. But she surprises them both when she invites Stark to accompany her to a play...and meet her family. TRUST ME is available at Amazon, B&N , iTunes, and Kobo.
Dive into a new book with New York Times Bestselling Author Elizabeth Lowell. A family tragedy drove Kate Donnelly from the Caribbean. Content with her new land-based life, Kate vowed never to return to St. Vincent’s and the family dive business. But when her brother calls to let her know the business is going under, Kate returns to the ocean that haunts her dreams. Holden Cameron is a former elite British military diver, but he’s been reduced to babysitting a family of thieves. His company is funding a dive with the Donnelly clan, and something isn’t sitting right with his employer. Kate and Holden are at odds until they realize they are both searching for the same answers. The deeper they dive into their investigation, the more heated their relationship becomes until they burn for each other with a passion that neither can ignore - and a killer doesn’t want them to survive. NIGHT DIVER is available on 4/8.
Linda Lael Miller
Linda Lael Miller launches her new Bliss County Series with THE MARRIAGE PACT - Pre-Order Your Copy Now! All you readers who love Linda Lael Miller western romances and her sexy cowboy heroes, get ready to pre-order! Linda’s brand new Bliss County series launches May 27 with THE MARRIAGE PACT. THE MARRIAGE PACT, set in a small Wyoming town that resembles Jackson Hole-what a gorgeous place! Tripp Galloway was the man of Hadleigh Stevens’ dreams, but when he halted the wedding as she was halfway down the aisle, he dashed that forever-after fantasy. Now’s Hadleigh’s recovered from her youthful mistake and made a marriage pact with her single friends-to find Mr. Right. Turns out Tripp’s back in Mustang Creek, foot-loose and fancy free and eager to reconnect with his cowboy roots, and yet he’s never been able to forget the girl he left behind. Hadleigh’s a bit older and a whole lot wiser now, and her dog is more faithful than Mr. Wrong. This cowboy’s going to have a powerful job on his hands, persuading Hadleigh to give him a second chance. If he can corral his best friend’s sister again, this time he’s not going to walk away. Pre-order your copy today, and follow Linda and her fascination with gemstones on her website blog, www.LindaLaelMiller.com and her Facebook page.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
THE GREAT ESCAPE Now Available in Mass Market Paperback! Order your copy today. This is "Lucy’s Story," the runaway bride from CALL ME IRRESISTIBLE. Most of us can identify with the idea of trying to be all things to all people - especially to those we owe the greatest debt. This is Lucy’s dilemma. But her privileged life hasn’t prepared her for the events that transpire as she makes her Great Escape. HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS (and are they ever!) is scheduled for publication August 26, 2014. I know. It’s still a way off, but the book is finished and in production now. An excerpt from the first chapter will appear in the mass market paperback edition of THE GREAT ESCAPE, now available. I’ll also be publishing it in the Members Lounge section of my website. Susan Elizabeth Phillips Appearance: Saturday, April 26 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Join Susan and 50+ authors for an afternoon of fun. Book signing from 3-4 pm is open to the public and tickets are not required. For updates, sign up for my Newsletter or visit me at www.SusanEPhillips.com and on Facebook and Twitter. For a chance to win autographed books, visit SEP Sweepstakes. A New Sweepstakes Every Month!
I’m so excited to announce that RISING ASSETS is on sale for less than a dollar to celebrate its release! This Maverick Montana romance features best friends who take a chance on love. Friends with benefits was never the plan... Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs--including running her ranch--and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix. Then Colton learns the truth--that Melanie’s future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more. Every kiss--every touch--is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared? Drop by my website for buy links.
After Midnight Authors
The first teaser trailer for Ashleigh Raine’s summer 2014 web series, Necrolectric, has released. Necrolectric is a spin-off from their Talisman Bay book series. The first book in the Necrolectric series, ELECTRIC RUSH, will release this summer coinciding with the release of the web series. For a sneak peek of what’s coming, check out the teaser trailer. Beth Williamson is pleased to announce the ebook release of THE PROSPECT from Samhain Publishing on March 11. This is the 10th book in the award-winning Malloy family series. On March 18, TASTE ME DEADLY brings Nikki Duncan’s FBI Specialized Crimes Unit, the U.S. Marshals and one valuable witness together in the 5th Sensory Ops story. Don’t miss it! Shiloh Walker has a new release out...the latest in her ongoing FBI Psychics series, THE INNOCENT...a dedicated psychic, a sheriff with an ax to grind. Check it out. Be sure to look for the latest story in the Colbana Files, BLADED MAGIC. Available now. Only 0.99!
Victoria Alexander is getting ready for the release of her 30th novel! THE SCANDALOUS ADVENTURES OF THE SISTER OF THE BRIDE hits stores on April 29th. Set against the background of the wedding at Millworth Manor of her sister Camille and Grayson Elliott (What Happens at Christmas), Scandalous Adventures is the story of Delilah, Lady Hargate, who has always been very proper and well-behaved until one night in New York City with dashing American entrepreneur, Samuel Russell. A night she considers an enormous mistake best forgotten even if forgetting is harder than she thought. And when Sam shows up at Millworth for the wedding, well, it’s awkward. A Top Pick from RT BookReviews : This latest offering is a deliciously pure romance - the kind of story that makes you believe in the joy of love as you smile and sigh at the end. And Publisher’s Weekly says: Harebrained schemes, fabulously snappy banter, and a soupçon of sex will delight Alexander’s fans. Check out the prologue: Scandalous Prologue and come chat with Victoria on Facebook. And if you want a bookmark for Scandalous Adventures, send an sase to Victoria Alexander, PO Box 31544, Omaha NE 68131.
Happy Spring, Lovelies!! I hope everyone is has warmed up from the relentless winter weather. To heat things up and celebrate the release of THEIR VIRGIN SECRETARY (Masters of Ménage 6) on April 15th, book 3 in the series, THEIR VIRGIN CONCUBINE, will be $.99 until release day! Then join Lexi Blake and me on April 16th at 9PM Eastern for a lively Writerspace chat. We’re a little zany together, so don’t miss out! If you haven’t yet, swing by and Like my author page at https://www.facebook.com/ShaylaBlackAuthor. I’m constantly chatting about books there and giving sneak peeks about what’s next in all my series. Have a fab month!
Four Stars from RT for Kim Boykin’s STEAL ME, COWBOY! “This Montana Born novella will steal readers’ hearts and hold them captive... The fictional town of Marietta, Mont., proves that Boykin’s world-building is superb, and fans of romance will wish they were residents. The secondary characters in this love story are just as captivating as the main cast. A sweet, light-hearted adventure!” Unbeknownst to her boyfriend, Sassy South Carolina hairstylist, Rainey Brown, is headed to Missoula, dead set on giving her minor league baseball player boyfriend of four years an ultimatum. Either put a ring on it or let her go, preferably not the latter. When Rainey’s piece of crap car dies in the middle of Nowhere, Montana, she’s sure she’s a goner, until gorgeous restaurateur Beck Hartnett stops to help. Beck falls hard for Rainey, and knows she would admit she’s fallen for him too, if she wasn’t too stubborn to admit it. Beck has five days before the car is repaired to steal Rainey away from a boyfriend who doesn’t deserve her. Five days before she’s gone for good.
Love can be discovered in unexpected places. This month Stella Cameron is bringing you two romances bundled in one book because she knows, LOVE IS WHERE YOU FIND IT. FRIENDS introduces you to three young people and the changes in their relationships over time. Set in the country, you’ll find a touching story of love and second chances. THE MESSAGE brings you the excitement of city life when a bike messenger makes a delivery that will change her life...forever. Country and city, slow-life and fast-pace, there’s something for everyone in this two book bundle and it’s at a great price, too. Only $3.99 for LOVE IS WHERE YOU FIND IT. Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo.
Debra Clopton here with lots of exciting news in April. At long last HER MULE HOLLOW COWBOY is available as a single at the promotional price of 99 cents. Available at Amazon, Nook, ibooks and Kobo. The 1st of 5 novellas set on the New Horizon Ranch. This is Maddie’s romance and coming soon are her cowboy partners Rafe, Dalton, Chase and Ty. These are connected to my Mule Hollow Series and I’m loving being back in my quirky little Texas town. Have you been to Mule Hollow yet? Come join the fun! Also I am so excited, that Postcards Magazine a delightful Texas magazine is coming out on April 11th to photograph and interview me for a feature in their June issue (tentative month). I’m kinda nervous and hoping my crazy characters let me get some sleep between now and the interview so I’ll be coherent and not put my foot in my mouth! And if that isn’t enough excitement, I’m speaking at the Spring Fling in Madisonville Texas on Tuesday April 22 at 6:00. Fun! Okay, so there’s more going on but I’ve run out of space! Come on over and sign up here for my newsletter where you’ll get all the scoop & alerts about promos.
On April 4th - 6th, #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Sylvia Day will be in Tempe, AZ for the Desert Dreams Conference. There will be a signing open to the public from 7:00 - 8:30 pm on Saturday, April 5th, at the Tempe Mission Palms Resort. This biannual conference gives writers the chance to prepare manuscripts and pitch them to big-name editors and agents. On April 26th, Sylvia will be in Milwaukee, WI for the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon. Benefits go to the Sojourner Family Peace Center of Milwaukee, an organization that offers a safe environment for women and children affected by domestic violence. The luncheon will include door prizes and book gift bags. See sylviaday.com/events for more information on both of these events. Find all of Sylvia’s Q&A videos on her YouTube channel.
Are you tired of this winter weather that seems like it will never end? Then warm up with a Cat Devon hot and sexy vampire romance. Her latest is LOVE YOUR ENTITY which has received wonderful reviews. “sexy, offbeat and funny.” Starred review, Library Journal. “a delightful combination of thrills and laughs - 4 Stars!” RT Book Reviews. As Jayne Ann Krentz says about Cat’s book SLEEPING WITH THE ENTITY - “Vampires, demons and red-velvet cupcakes. Need I say more?” Cat aka Cathie Linz has just joined Pinterest so look for her there as Cathie Linz or Like her on Facebook. If contemporary romances are your thing, take a Spring Fling with her classic ebook A GLIMPSE OF PARADISE only $1.99 during April. Join her e-newsletter mailing list for a chance to win a free book at www.catdevon.com or www.cathielinz.com or follow her on Twitter @catdevonauthor or #Vamptown.
J. T. Ellison
JT and Catherine Coulter just turned in their second Nicholas Drummond Brit in the FBI novel, THE LOST KEY, which will come out September 16. And now, they collapse. JT did an interview with Page by Page, the video is up on You Tube now. The audiobook of WHEN SHADOWS FALL released March 31 from Tantor Audio. It’s read by Joyce Bean, who is amazing. Hope you enjoy!
Thank you for making MAKE ME: Twelve Tales of Dark Desire a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! If you didn’t have a chance to get MAKE ME while it was live, you can still get my contribution to the boxed set, The Man Who Holds the Whip, in ebook and paperback! Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, iBooks, Amazon UK. In fact, you can enter to win an autographed paperback of The Man Who Holds the Whip in my April contest, at ShoshannaEvers.com/contests. THE THRUST, Book 3 in the Pulse Trilogy, released recently from Simon & Schuster Pocket Star! In the gritty conclusion to the erotic dystopian Pulse Trilogy, one couple undertakes a desperate rescue mission in post-apocalyptic New York City. Could their struggle for freedom--and love--mean an escape from this dystopian nightmare? You can get THE THRUST on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, & Amazon UK. If you love sexy cowboys, be sure to check out Delilah Devlin’s COWBOY HEAT anthology from Cleis Press! It features my never-before-seen short story Drop Two Tears in a Bucket, along with a bunch of other awesome cowboy romances! Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Amazon UK.
Finally, the long awaited sequel to KANE’S BOUNTY had arrived! JOSHUA’S MISTAKE - Available March 28! Accused of treason and the murder of her Psychic Special Forces team, Tessa is in the custody of the FBI. She’s shocked and terrified when the most powerful Psi Agent in the world shows up to probe her mind and discover her guilt or innocence. Joshua never expected to find a victim of one of his probes attractive, but he can’t seem to leave her behind when all hell breaks loose. Saving the stunning blonde means being drawn into a psychic war that will definitely end his career - and likely both of their lives. The rhythm of their psychic auras hums to perfection and neither can fight the bond, but it’s all ripped away by a madman with a grudge. Tessa falls into a coma, and Joshua will have to risk his heart and soul to pull her back from the brink.
A TASTE OF TEMPTATION by Amelia Grey will be available on April 1, 2014 - John Fines, the Earl of Chatwin is racing his horse in Hyde Park when he almost runs down a lady. The beautiful and alluring Catherine Reynolds heats his blood like no other lady until she has the nerve to steal his horse. Then the gossip begins when she’s seen riding his horse out of the park. Catherine Reynolds wouldn’t have borrowed Lord Chatwin’s horse if only he’d agreed to let her use his mount. She was on an urgent mission and didn’t have time to fill him in on the details. The last thing Catherine wants to do is become embroiled in tittle-tattle about tricking Lord Chatwin out of his horse, but that’s what happens when the ton gets wind of the theft. She’s not in London to be the talk of the Town or to find love, she wants to know who fathered her twenty years ago and broke her mother’s heart. John quickly learns there is more to the bold Miss Reynolds than being an expert horsewoman. She needs his help to uncover the secrets of her birth, but if he helps her, will he lose his heart to her as surely as he lost his horse?
The newest book from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin is out this month! FAR GONE hits book stores April 15 and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. “Griffin delivers the goods with this perfectly gritty romantic thriller.” -Publishers Weekly
Back by popular demand - MORE THAN GOLD - So many fans have asked me when MORE THAN GOLD would be available as an e-book. I heard you, and the new and improved version is available now. The hero, Jack Temple, who so many of you fell in love with, is still there in all his golden glory. The story has been updated to make it current. I loved going back and visiting old friends. Jack and Morgan were perfect to generate some heat in light of the past winter we experienced in the northeast. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Morgan Kirkwood was only nineteen when her performance at the Seoul Olympics made her name a household word and her face that of America’s sweetheart. Twelve years later a new political faction is vying for dominance in the small republic. At the same time, the United States is electing a new president. Morgan is the linchpin in both elections and the shocking secret she holds could affect the outcome of both. Jack Temple has been in the CIA long enough. He’s planning to resign, but finding that Morgan Kirkwood is in trouble, he accepts one last assignment and rushes to her rescue. Jack traveled as a swim team coach to Seoul at the same time Morgan was a gymnastics competitor. While his real position was to back her up in the political operation she’d agreed to perform, he found himself falling for the young gymnast. Being in the CIA offers him no opportunity for entanglements and she was definitely a complication. Now that someone wanted more from her than an interview, Jack is back on trail and the torch he’s carrying could light more than a fire at the upcoming games. Check it out on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo
Madeline is now authoring a column titled Romance Unlaced on the Happy Ever After Blog on USAToday.com. The focus is historical romance, both new and old, of all types and persuasions. Visit the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month for author interviews, sub-genre round ups, Tidbits from History, and the buzz about historical romance. Her introductory column can be viewed here. Visit Madeline’s own web site for information about her next book, THE ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS, book 4 of the Fairbourne Quartet. A powerful duke, an incorrigible, rebellious heroine, a scandalous manuscript and nefarious blackmail combine in this story of two people falling in love with each other in spite of themselves. THE ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS is on sale now as a pre-order.
IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING, the upcoming release by New York Times bestselling author Julie James, was picked as one of the most hotly anticipated romances of 2014 by the Barenes & Noble Book Blog. Readers who would like to check out the first chapter of IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING, which hits bookstores and on-line sellers on May 6, can visit Julie’s website. During the month of April, Julie is giving away a $25 gift card to either Amazon or Barenes & Noble and a signed copy of LOVE IRRESISTIBLY. To enter, visit the contest page at Julie’s website. As the release of IT HAPPENED ONE WEDDING approaches, Julie will be hosting several giveaways, so readers should be sure to drop by her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter to stay on top of all the fun!
Lisa Renee Jones
Hello Everyone!! Just a reminder to join the IF I WERE YOU Read along on Goodreads! We are going to be reading chapter by chapter, discussing characters, plots and clues. There will be lots of prizes too. Hope to see you there! Rebecca’s Journals are going to be available in print and eBundle on April 15th. Also PURPLE MAGIC is being released April 15th too! Lots of contest and fun things always happening on my Facebook page and Twitter too!! Stop by and say hello!
SECRETS OF SEDUCTION goes on sale 4/29 and is available for pre-order -- discounted 25% off for the Amazon Kindle version! In Nicole Jordan’s third captivating Legendary Lovers tale, 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! RT Book Reviews gave SECRETS OF SEDCUTION a TopPick! and Hawk a K.I.S.S. award. Read Chapter One at nicolejordanauthor.com. LOVER BE MINE is on sale now! Get the scoop at Nicole’s website. Read an excerpt, and download a gorgeous bookmark. Available at Amazon. PRINCESS CHARMING is Legendary Lovers Book 1. Read an Excerpt, check out Nicole’s Hot News, and enter her monthly contest to win fab prizes! And connect with Nicole on Facebook for a great time!
The next book in Shirley Jump’s popular Sweetheart Sisters series, THE SWEETHEART RULES, will be in stores April 1! This time, the Sweetheart Sisters are hoping to make a second chance last a lifetime. In THE SWEETHEART RULES, Rescue Bay veterinarian Diana Tuttle is a great single mom, but she has a harder time taking care of herself. Having been burned in the past by her son’s noncommittal father, the last thing she wants is a man who isn’t in it for the long haul-until a foolish one-night stand from her past walks back into her life. Coast Guard Lieutenant Mike Stark has never wanted to settle down. But when his ex-wife leaves their two small children on his doorstep, he is forced to become a family man in a hurry. His return to Rescue Bay, Florida and fatherhood isn’t easy, but reconnecting with Diana makes the challenge all the more worthwhile. Except becoming the long-term lover she has in mind may be one commitment too many. Luckily, when Diana’s and Mike’s pasts begin to threaten their future, the Sweetheart Sisters have the perfect scheme to make this second chance last a lifetime. Look for it in stores nationwide!
Linda Hope Lee
EVA’S DEADLINE - Available April 1! Eva Sinclair finally had it all: the Seattle sea-view condo, the fancy blue car and the assistant editorship at the city’s hottest magazine. Everything she fought for since the day she walked out on her father and the Willow Beach Herald, his beloved small-town newspaper. With one call from Mark Townson, her father’s protege, it was all gone. Her father. Her career. Her independence. And, quite possibly, her mind. Because fulfilling her father’s final wishes meant meeting a one-year deadline as Mark’s co-editor at the Herald. That’s what they call an impossible deadline. Especially when the sparks begin to fly.
Hi Everyone! I’m excited that St. Martin’s is doing a series of re-releases of my old Historical Romance novels. This month BOLD ANGEL will be re-issued with a gorgeous new cover. Set in Medieval England, Ral the Relentless is a huge Norman conqueror who meets his match in the little Saxon maid, Caryn of Ivesham. Fun to write and one of my favorites, the novel will also now be available in e-book format. As for my next new romantic suspense book, AGAINST THE WILD will be available at the end of May. It’s the first of three books featuring the ruggedly handsome Brodie brothers of Alaska. All three are romantic, high-action adventures I’m hoping readers will enjoy. To enter my monthly contest to win the first three books in my Against Series (AGAINST THE WIND, AGAINST THE FIRE, AGAINST THE LAW) click here. To join me on Facebook, visit Facebook.com/KatMartinAuthor.
Coming soon... RARE FIND - book 6 of the Psychic Vision series. When people need help or are injured, they call out for their friends and family. When an animal needs help or is injured, it calls out for...anyone...that can help them... One person hears them... Tabitha is determined to bury her aching heart in the service of her animals at Exotic Landscape. Until she’s yanked out of her cozy retreat to help someone in need...and she gets more than she bargained for. Detective Ronin Chandler understands secrets. He’s got a few of his own. But when the woman he loves gets into trouble - the kind that stretches even his belief system - he struggles to understand...and to help...before he loses her. Maybe forever. As the danger escalates, Tabitha and Ronin find out who they can trust...and who they can’t. Now if only they can find who wants them dead...before it’s too late.
Cheyenne McCray’s cowboys in BELONG TO YOU! Anna Batista’s life is great. She lives comfortably with her aunt, uncle, and young cousins who she loves to watch as they grow. But Anna has a secret... if it’s discovered, it would mean devastation for her family. The last person she should be around is Sheriff Mike McBride. Having anyone in law enforcement close isn’t an option. But Mike can’t be dissuaded. When he meets Anna, she steals his heart. The beautiful woman is everything he’s ever wanted and he’ll move mountains to convince her that they’re made for each other. Even persuading her to work on his campaign. When Mike’s opponent blackmails Anna, she’s plunged into a web of forced deceit that threatens to tear apart her family, her heart, and the good-hearted man she has fallen for. With the election in tatters, his career at risk, Mike must make hard decisions. Can a good man choose both love and duty? To celebrate the release of BELONG TO YOU, win a copy of KADE: Armed & Dangerous. Send an email with “CHEYENNE McCRAY 24” in the subject line by February 15th to email@example.com. Visit Cheyenne on Facebook at Facebook.com/CheyenneMcCraysPlace and at CheyenneMcCray.com.
DARE TO WANT ... a hot sizzling read from NY Times Bestseller Carly Phillips! DARE TO DESIRE is HERE and you can bet Carly is celebrating! Meet playboy quarterback Alex Dare and the woman he can’t get out of his head, Madison Evans, in DARE TO DESIRE - available at all online e-retailers and in print: Buy links at: www.carlyphillips.com. DARE TO LOVE is finally available in Audio at Audible, iTunes and Amazon. Also visit Carly’s website for excerpts, newsletter sign up, contest, and Carly’s daily blog! Want to follow Carly on Facebook, Twitter, etc.? You’ll find links to her social media sites there as well. And remember - there’s always something new at www.carlyphillips.com!
Caridad/Charity Pineiro is so excited to announce that the Lucky 7 Bad Boys Contemporary Romance Boxed Set made the USA TODAY and NY TIMES bestseller lists! Caridad/Charity is also participating in the Dangerous Dozen Romantic Suspense Boxed Set, a collection of twelve fabulous romantic suspense books which will be on sale for only 99 cents for a limited time. Dare to be dangerous!
SEARCHING FOR PERFECT is released this month, on April 29th! This is Kennedy’s story and the 2nd book in the Searching for...Series. The up-and-coming matchmaking agency Kinnections is the hottest thing to hit Verily, New York - just like Kennedy Ashe, social director for the service she owns with her two best girlfriends. A coach, consultant, and cheerleader rolled into one super-sizzling package, Kennedy creates dream dates, encourages singles to shine, and never refuses a challenge - not even her new client, Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, rocket scientist and nerd extraordinaire. Kennedy vows to transform this hot mess in a lab coat with a disastrous relationship track record into the most wanted man on the Verily dating scene. If only she could turn the wand on herself... Though she radiates confidence and sex appeal, Kennedy harbors deep-seated insecurities from her tormented past. When she realizes she and Nate are cut from the same cloth and might be perfect together, can Kennedy learn to let her heart lead the way? Or will her fears sentence her to the sidelines as Nate finds love - with someone else? SEARCHING FOR PERFECT is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. All links and information can be found at www.jenniferprobst.com.
Look for the USA Today Bestselling DARK & DEADLY: EIGHT BAD BOYS OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE Boxed set on April 14, featuring Erin Quinn, Jennifer Ashley, Alyssa Day, Felicity Heaton, Bonnie Vanak, Caris Roane, Erin Kellison and Laurie London! Eight hot paranormal romances by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Alpha-male bad boys will fulfill your darkest, most deadliest desires in these stories about shifters, werewolves, vampires, magic, special powers and other realms. But only if you dare... More info at ErinQuinnBooks.com. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for amazing giveaways!
April lets us know that Spring is finally here. You can see it in the bright pastel colors of fashion, the flowers and the yummy candy overflowing store shelves. I remember the first time my mother and I dyed Easter eggs in our kitchen. We stood side by side dipping hard-boiled eggs into cups filled with the colors of our choice. Then, since I don’t eat eggs, I would look at her and wonder how long it would take she and my dad to consume all that we’d just dyed. Eventually, she made sure that I had the creme filled eggs in my basket. Jelly Beans were her favorite Easter candy, in fact, they were her favorite candy. April is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In her book TROUBLE DON’T LAST ALWAYS, she created brave heroine Lilly Crawford, a woman desperate to escape her abusive marriage. Despite the fact that Lily heads toward a new life with only forty-three dollars and thirty-three cents to her name she tries to put her past behind her. When she meets Adam Wakefield, a man whose own past haunts him, she wonders if it’s time to give love a second chance.
Hi, Everyone! My most recent release, HUNGER, is currently available for $.99 and features an artist, Brianna, who needs so much more from her man than Mastyr Vampire Yolen is willing to give! Yolen has them limited to once-a-week dates in an effort to keep her safe from a constant enemy presence, but her needs won’t be denied! For more information check it out on Amazon. I have lots going on this month as well. I hope to release the long-awaited EMBRACE THE PASSION and I’ll be in another fabulous Boxed Set called DARK AND DEADLY: 8 Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance with seven other fabulous authors. Life is good! To find out more about me: carisroane.com
HUNTED, my latest romantic thriller, will be out in mass market on April 24. Harlequin Junkie Blog said, “HUNTED is a suspenseful mystery between two characters fighting for what is right. I would highly recommend HUNTED to any romantic suspense reader... Brace yourself!” ’Twas the night before Christmas . . . and dozens of rich, influential hostages are trapped inside a sprawling lakefront mansion in New Orleans. The perp? Detective Reed Ware, model cop turned outlaw. Driven to desperate measures to uncover the truth about what could be the biggest police cover up east of the Mississippi, Ware stages a coup at a Christmas party for the city’s elite, including the mayor, the council chairman, the sheriff, and the superintendent of police, who just happens to be hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace’s estranged father. Cool, calm, controlled. That’s Caroline’s reputation. But when she’s brought in to talk Ware off the proverbial ledge, she realizes no amount of false promises is going to placate this man, who looks even hotter than he did years ago when seventeen-year-old Caroline tried to seduce him. It was his duty to protect her family then. Now it’s her turn . . . if she can think fast enough over the pounding of her heart. When Caroline becomes wrapped up in the drama, it’s clear the sizzling tension she shared with Ware never let up. And the harder she tries to defuse the situation, the more she begins to wonder whose side she’s really on.
April showers bring...new covers! EDEN ROBINS is thrilled with Scott Carpenter’s beautiful work on her new cover for GOLD: HEART OF A WARRIOR. Please check it out for the very first time in the Coming Soon section at www.edenrobins.info. While you’re there don’t forget to sign up for Eden’s MONTHLY GARDEN newsletter and enter her monthly contest for a chance to win a signed, paperback copy of AFTER SUNDOWN: SALVATION, the second book in her AFTER SUNDOWN series.
Joanne Rock is featured on a fun wedding blog with her Real Life Romance. Her next release is a Young Adult book as J.K. Rock. CAMP PAYBACK will be available in April, but if you preorder it and email the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, you’ll be automatically entered to win a prize pack of EIGHT other Young Adult book releasing this spring. Learn more at jkrock.net. Writer friends, join Joanne and her critique partner Catherine Mann for an RWA University workshop on query and synopsis writing starting April 7th.
Karen Rock’s latest Harlequin Heartwarming novel, HIS HOMETOWN GIRL, is available for sale at both Amazon and Amazon UK. This sweet, wholesome, second chance, country love story will also be for sale in Australia through Mills and Boon. Additionally, Karen’s first Heartwarming, WISH ME TOMORROW is a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award for Excellence Contest! Her co-authored Young Adult Romance series, written with the pseudonym, J.K. Rock, will be releasing its second book, CAMP PAYBACK, in April. Look for Karen at NE-SCBWI’s May conference where she’ll be on a panel helping writers hone their pitches, delivering a workshop about writing unforgettable endings, and signing her YA novels CAMP BOYFRIEND and CAMP PAYBACK. She’ll also be at Book Expo of America in Manhattan signing these novels at the RWA booth this May. If you are a blogger on NetGalley, she’s actively seeking reviews for CAMP BOYFRIEND (NetGalley download link- http://bit.ly/1oflxxV), CAMP PAYBACK (NetGalley download link http://bit.ly/1pMclVn) and HIS HOMETOWN GIRL (NetGalley download link http://bit.ly/MWM8ov)
Karen Rose’s 15th romantic thriller, WATCH YOUR BACK is a bestseller! In the UK, WATCH YOUR BACK (paperback release) hit the London Times’ Top Ten, and In the USA, WYB has been a NYT Bestseller AND a Publishers Weekly Bestseller! "Thank you to all my readers on both sides of the Atlantic! I’m absolutely thrilled!" Learn more about WATCH YOUR BACK! When Baltimore Homicide Detective Stevie Mazzetti learns that her ex-partner might have miscarried justice, she’s determined to put the past to rights - even when she becomes a target. Since the minute he first saw her, former Marine Clay Maynard has wanted to protect the wounded officer, and he started loving her not long after that. So when Stevie attracts the attention of a vicious psychopath, Clay will do whatever it takes to keep her alive. That is, if he can stay ahead of a killer with everything to lose - and something terrifying to hide...
Sheldon Russell’s latest book in the Hook Runyon Mystery series, THE HANGING OF SAMUEL ASH, has been selected as a Finalist in the Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction for 2014.
THE LOVER by Robin Schone: 1st time in eBook! Now you can read the electronic version of the book that put first Robin on the USA Today Bestseller list. THE LOVER is the prequel to GABRIEL’S WOMAN, which is also available in eBook format. Thirty-six year old Anne Aimes is a spinster whose only attraction is her wealth. But her plain looks mask a passionate woman who yearns to know a man’s intimate caresses. Michel des Anges--Michael of the Angels--is renowned for his ability to bring women to pleasure. All it will cost her is ten thousand pounds... Driven by vengeance, ravaged by tragedy, Michael seeks to lose himself in a woman who will demand only physical pleasure. A woman who won’t suspect his own aching needs--or his true motive for accepting her terms. Unable to resist the lure of Anne’s guileless desire, he plunges her into a deadly web of deception and revenge where the price of carnal ecstasy is life itself... Visit Robin’s website at www.robinschone.com for excerpts and a look at future releases. Don’t forget to enter her contest. 3 lucky readers will win eCopies of GABRIEL’S WOMAN, the sequel to THE LOVER.
Coming April 2014 - Everybody Loves These Dark & Passionate Stories from SUSAN SIZEMORE - A new collection of PRIMEand VAMPIRE BOOK CLUB stories with a special preview of the upcoming 2014 release of PRIMAL RECALL and a limited time bonus of CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, YOU’RE GROUNDED. Follow me at http://twitter.com/SusanSizemore.
I am so very thrilled at the opportunity to participate with a dozen amazing authors such as Barbara Freethy, Susan Mallery, Brenda Novak, Carly Phillips and Susan Wiggs in A SWEET LIFE, a boxed set of contemporary stories that will only be available May 1 through May 30 at an amazing (limited time!) price of $2.99. The collection is offered as part of Brenda Novak’s annual juvenile diabetes auction and all proceeds from the purchase will go to diabetes research. The boxed set will be available for preorder at Amazon and Barenes & Noble around April 15. Check out my website http://www.raeannethayne.com or find me on FB for more information,
Shiloh Walker has a new release out...the latest in her ongoing FBI Psychics series, THE INNOCENT...a dedicated psychic, a sheriff with an ax to grind. Check it out. Be sure to look for the latest story in the Colbana Files, BLADED MAGIC. Available now. Only 0.99! Last, not certainly not least...read the first chapter in BURN FOR ME...the first story in her SECRETS AND SHADOWS, releasing 4.1.2014. SECRETS AND SHADOW...secrets, shadows...and hidden desires.
Susan Wiggs is thrilled with the April reissue of THE SUMMER HIDEAWAY, which became a fan favorite when it was first published. From Goodreads: “Wiggs has a way of getting under the skin of things. ...[S]he describes the end of a life, and brings an understanding and bittersweet look at what it is like to love and lose, to father a large family, to have one’s life changed irrevocably...and to have regrets as well as gratifyingly deep connections with others. The relationship between Claire and Ross is secondary but beautiful. Both are somewhat needy but very strong characters, who gradually come together over Ross’s grandfather’s last illness...” Attention autograph lovers! Barnes&Noble is offering a special signed edition of THE BEEKEEPER’S BALL, available in very limited quantities for preorder, at a 25% discount.
Sandra Worth reports that the Wars of the Roses saga Part 2 continues. The Plantagenet Alliance had another court date last week to decide where the newly-discovered remains of King Richard III will be buried, but the court said they needed more time. Richard III has been accused of murdering his little nephews in the Tower of London, and poisoning his wife to marry his niece - at least, that’s what the Tudors claimed. But the facts about this king paint a very different picture. If you like a great love story with the destiny of a kingdom hanging in the balance, THE ROSE OF YORK TRILOGY is for you. For more info on the books, including the awards and prizes they have won, visit her website, www.sandraworth.com.
NEW YORK TIMES Hardcover Fiction 04/06
#10 NIGHT BROKEN by Patricia Briggs*
NEW YORK TIMES Trade Paperback Fiction 04/06
#8 AFTERBURN / AFTERSHOCK by Sylvia Day
NEW YORK TIMES Mass Market Paperback Fiction 04/06
#5 THANKLESS IN DEATH by J. D. Robb*
#11 THE CHANCE by Robyn Carr
#15 THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts*
#21 SWEET TEA REVENGE by Laura Childs@
NEW YORK TIMES eBook Fiction 04/06
#10 FERAL HEAT by Jennifer Ashley*
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Hardcover Fiction 03/31
#11 NIGHT BROKEN by Patricia Briggs*
#13 CONCEALED IN DEATH by J. D. Robb*
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Trade Paperback Fiction 03/31
#2 AFTERBURN / AFTERSHOCK by Sylvia Day
#14 RED LILY by Nora Roberts*
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Mass Market Paperback Fiction 03/31
#6 THANKLESS IN DEATH by J. D. Robb*
#9 THE CHANCE by Robyn Carr
#11 THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts*
#21 HOME TO SEAVIEW KEY by Sherryl Woods
#25 THE RUSTLER by Linda Lael Miller
USA TODAY Bestselling Books 03/27
#30 THE CHANCE by Robyn Carr
#35 FERAL HEAT by Jennifer Ashley*
#43 NIGHT BROKEN by Patricia Briggs*
#50 THANKLESS IN DEATH by J. D. Robb*
#76 CONCEALED IN DEATH by J. D. Robb*
#79 AFTERBURN / AFTERSHOCK by Sylvia Day
#86 THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts*
#103 DARK WITCH by Nora Roberts*
#140 LUCKY 7 BAD BOYS by Charity Pineiro & 6 others
* Berkley Jove Authors
@ Berkley Prime Crime/Obsidian Mystery Authors
In this week’s issue:
New Blog Posts at Writerspace
Chatting This Week at Writerspace
March New Releases
Also at Writerspace