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Catherine Anderson
The second book in my Mystic Creek series, NEW LEAF, will be released on January 5, 2016. It is already available for pre-order on Amazon! The hero is Barney, the handsome deputy you met in SILVER THAW. I'm having a wonderful time writing his story, but the man has a mind of his own. We've had a lot of arguments. He won 49 and I won the other 3,025. Our mare is still very pregnant and we're all breathlessly awaiting the birth. I've relocated all of the animals to Camp Tumalo, and they are in various stages of adjustment. I am in various stages of adjustment adapting to their adjustment antics! When my Aussie, Talili, gets anxious, he reverts to his long-distant puppyhood and chews woodwork. Drop by the Facebook action at Catherine Anderson Author, where friends meet and chat and you hear all the latest antics! Happy Mother's Day!


Robyn Carr
Robyn Carr's FOUR FRIENDS is now in mass market paperback! While Robyn Carr's April women's fiction trade paperback, NEVER TOO LATE, is still selling strong, she's happy to report that her 2014 title, FOUR FRIENDS, will be on sale May 26 in the very affordable mass market paperback format. This delightful story of four friends who are determined to find their stride is the perfect book to tuck into your beach bag for summer reading! Gerri can't decide what's more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels as she tries to repair them. Andy doesn't have a great track record with men, and now she's attracted to her down-to-earth contractor, prompting her to question everything she thought she wanted in life. Sonja's husband has just walked out, tired of her New Age nonsense and lifelong pursuit of balance. Miraculously, it's Mill Valley newcomer BJ who steps into their circle with her dark secrets and helps get everyone back on track, stronger as individuals and unfaltering as friends. Robyn's celebrating Mom's Month with not one but several contests with great prizes on her Facebook page. Check it out! Order FOUR FRIENDS today-and if you haven't picked up your copy of NEVER TOO LATE, now's a good time!


Christina Dodd
Ever since I published A PIRATE'S WIFE FOR ME, you have been asking when the first four Governess Brides would be available in eBook. Now they are! #1. THAT SCANDALOUS EVENING - A spinster returns to London society to chaperone her niece and finds herself facing the nobleman who ruined her. But she is no longer a cowering debutante, as he finds out to his dismay...and delight. Available for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks. #2. RULES OF SURRENDER - Charlotte Dalrumple discovers her first position as governess is to teach Lord Ruskin, sadly uncivilized by his travels abroad, to take his proper place in society. Hint: it doesn't go well. Available for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks. #3 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT - To appear respectable, the scandalous Earl of Kerrich hires a governess and adopts an orphan. Trouble: the kid is charming, he's falling in love with the unattractive governess...what else could possibly go wrong? Available for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks. #4 RULES OF ATTRACTION - What could be worse than traveling into the lonely English countryside to take a new job and hearing rumors that the master killed his wife?... Knowing for a fact the rumors are false because... you are his wife. Available for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks. With eleven books and one novella, the Governess Brides is my most popular historical series. Find out why!


Sabrina Jeffries
Have you signed up to receive the monthly eNewsletter from Sabrina Jeffries? If not, head over to her website now and fill out the form in the right column of her home page to receive behind-the-scenes information on book characters and the Regency period, to enter to win books in her monthly and Ask the Author contests, and to learn more about Sabrina's books and home life. Readers will also have the opportunity to meet Sabrina Jeffries this month at the Romantic Times Conference in Dallas, TX May 12-17, where she will participate in author talks, parties , and the giant book fair. For more information, visit rtconvention.com. There are also still a few spots open for readers to join Sabrina Jeffries and Fresh Fiction for an afternoon tea full of southern charm at the Adolphus in Dallas Thursday, May 14 from 2-4 p.m. To register for this free event, go to eventbrite.com. Finally, be on the lookout next month for a brand new website design at www.SabrinaJeffries.com!


Jayne Ann Krentz
Amanda Quick's GARDEN OF LIES is available now. A member of Ursula Kern's secretarial pool has died, and Ursula is convinced that it wasn't from natural causes. Since murder is bad for business, Ms. Kern launches her own undercover investigation into the death of her friend and employee. When another client, the mysterious and reclusive Mr. Slater Roxton, insists on offering his assistance she has a few misgivings. After all, Roxton is rumored to be more than a trifle eccentric. Some say he is quite mad. And then there is that gossip about exotic sexual rituals being conducted in a secret room in his basement... Sex, drugs and typewriters in Victorian London.


Elizabeth Lowell
Elizabeth Lowell asked what she should write next and you voted. It was a tight race between a new contemporary romantic suspense, continuing the popular Rocking M western romances, and the fan favorite Donovan clan. But readers have spoken and the winner is...Rocking M! Elizabeth plans to get started on Utah's story, book 5 in the Rocking M Romance series, as soon as she buttons up her current contemporary romantic suspense. Here's what you can do...if you like contemporary romantic suspense--pre-order PERFECT TOUCH. If you enjoy western romance, catch up with THE ROCKING M COLLECTION before Utah's story comes out. And if you're a die-hard Donovans fan, stay tuned. Elizabeth is chasing her muse, but she only has two hands and one computer.


Linda Lael Miller
$500 Gift Card is Prize In LINDA LAEL MILLER's THE MARRIAGE SEASON Pre-Order Contest - You have until May 25 to enter to win a $500 gift card to use for your wedding-or to attend someone else's! All you have to do is pre-order a copy of Linda Lael Miller's THE MARRIAGE SEASON, the third book in Linda's charming The Brides of Bliss County series, and follow directions on www.LindaLaelMiller.com by the May 25 deadline. THE MARRIAGE SEASON has the good folks in Wyoming's Mustang Creek wondering-is there another wedding in the works? Bex, the last of the three lifetime friends who made a pact to find the right husbands, has yet to find her Mr. Right. Her first love died years ago in a faraway war, and she's lost hope for a happy marriage of her own. So she concentrates on her successful chain of fitness clubs instead. Then single father Tate Calder comes to town with his two sons, who befriend Bex's eight-year-old nephew. She and the handsome, aloof newcomer are constantly thrown together. Can a man with doubts about love be the right husband for a woman who wants it all?


Diana Palmer
Hi, guys! I am gearing up for the release of Rourke's book, UNTAMED, this summer. I am also working on a new Wyoming novel which will be out late this year, and getting ideas finalized for next year's hardcover(which will be a Long, Tall Texans tie-in). THE MORCAI BATTALION: INVICTUS will be released in both mass market paperback and eBook form this December. I am adding some new material to it as well. I hope to have some tee shirts and bookmarks for prizes on my website for all these upcoming books. I hope you are all well and looking forward to warm weather! Love from your biggest fan, Diana Palmer!


Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Pre-order your copy today! HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS available in mass market paperback July 28, 2015. Are heroes your weakness? They sure are mine! HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS named A Best Fiction Book of 2014 by KIRKUS REVIEWS ~ A Best Romance of 2014 by LIBRARY JOURNAL ~ A Top Ten Romance Fiction 2014 by BOOKLIST ~ A Best Contemporary Romance 2014 by RT REVIEWS ~ A GREAT READ 2014 by NPR BOOKS. In May, I'll be visiting Germany and Spain for the European HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS Tour. The cities include Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne and Kerpen in Germany and Barcelona, Malaga and Madrid in Spain. In July I'll be in New York City for the Romance Writers of America Annual Conference. The "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing is July 22nd, 5:30 ‐ 7:30 p.m. Hundreds of romance authors (including moi) meet with and sign books for fans. Proceeds from book sales go to literacy organizations. Entrance is free and open to the public. I love interacting with my readers is through FACEBOOK, Twitter, my website and now Instagram. For updates, sign up for my Newsletter. For a chance to win autographed books, visit SEP Sweepstakes!


Rebecca Zanetti
Summer will be sizzling with the release June 23 of WICKED RIDE, the first book in my new REALM ENFORCERS series. It features Irish Enforcer Kellach Dunne and a tough Seattle cop who has no problem shooting him. You'll see a few of your favorite Dark Protectors in there, too. Pre-order your copy here. I am so excited to announce that TOTAL SURRENDER hit the NY Times & USA TODAY bestseller lists, along with receiving a Top Pick review in RT Book Reviews!! Thanks to EVERYONE who helped to make that happen. Jory's story was a fun one to write, and I'm so thankful that fans are enjoying seeing it unfold. If you haven't already, I'd love for you to head on over to Amazon and leave a review. And don't forget that I'll be signing books at the Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, May 13-17. The public signing is on Saturday the 16th. Stop on by to say hi if you're in the area. I'd love to meet you! To stay on top of all my latest news, sign up to receive my newsletter.


After Midnight Authors
Every week until May, Delilah Devlin is publishing a sexy new short story-free to Kindle Unlimited customers and only $0.99 for everyone else! The titles include these sexy little numbers: ONE TRACK COWBOY, THE OBEDIENT WIFE and THE PLEASURE IN SURRENDER. Check out the stories she's already released at Delilah's Short Stories. Check out Shiloh Walker's latest Hunter, HUNTERS: RAFE & SHEILA, now out in e-book! Available at B&N, iBooks, and Amazon. Join Shiloh along with Linda Howard and Sylvia Day, along with others, for the Heart of Dixie Luncheon this June!


Laura Benedict
Happy May! I'm so torn these days between writing at my desk and messing around in my sunny flower garden, but I'm being a good girl and writing like a fiend. I'm also making plans for June, when I'll be teaching a genre writing course at the Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop in Roanoke, Virginia. (Do you write? Come to writer camp and write with me!) The paperback version of the 1st book in my haunted house series, BLISS HOUSE, will be out right around that time, too. I'm trying to decide where I might do signings for the next book, CHARLOTTE'S STORY (October). Please let me know if you want to schedule a library or book club visit and I'll try to get to your area. (Skype and phone are great, too.) Sometimes I'm so busy talking about my newer work that I neglect my first few books. One of the beauties of contemporary publishing is that I can make my earlier books easily available to you. I hope you'll check them out. For my May contest I'm giving away a Starbucks gift card and a signed hardcover of CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS. Beware: It's dark and scary! Enter here.


Kim Boykin
Kim Boykin's new novella, CAUGHT UP IN YOU, is now available on Amazon and iTunes! Here's a quick peek! After attending her baby sister's destination wedding, Shelby Worthington decides she's ready to do some husband hunting of her own. The only problem? She's still insanely attracted to Declan Enright, her high school and college crush. He's now a wildly successful painter who's temporarily back in Magnolia Bay, but Declan should be Shelby's last choice for possible husband material. He didn't earn the reputation of runaway groom for nothing... Declan has worked hard to make his mark on the New York art scene and has succeeded at everything he's ever done...except love. But Declan has come back to the Bay to change that and care for his dying father, even if he's still never forgiven Declan for leaving the family business. Shelby is determined to steer clear, but while her lips keep saying no, her heart is pounding out yes each time she and Declan are together. While she can't deny her attraction, Shelby's convinced that Declan's track record means he will break her heart. Or has Declan changed for good, and made love worth the risk?


Allison Brennan
COMPULSION, the second book in the Max Revere investigative reporter series, is out now! A top pick from RT Book Reviews, Catherine Coulter said, "Don't miss Max Revere's roller-coaster new thriller. Talk about grit and courage--Max never gives up." For more information, visit Allison's website. Plus, Allison's novelette "Aim to Kill" is in SWEET DREAMS, the limited edition romantic thriller anthology where all proceeds benefit juvenile diabetes research. On sale only from May 1 to July 1, you don't want to miss this box set of 13 all-new stories by New York Times bestselling authors including Allison Brennan, Brenda Novak, J.T. Ellison, Liliana Hart and more! Foreword by #1 NYT bestseller Lee Child. For more information go to Brenda Novak for the Cure.


Elizabeth Briggs
Hi everyone! I'm new and very excited to be here! I write fun, sexy romances about rock stars and reality TV shows. My first novel, MORE THAN MUSIC, is about a geeky guitarist who joins a rock band and goes on a reality TV show like The Voice, but soon falls for the lead singer in the band. Available at Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. The prequel novella, MORE THAN EXES, is a second chance romance about the keyboardist in the band — and it's currently FREE at Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. My newest book, MORE THAN COMICS, is about the drummer, who meets the online friend he's been in love with forever for the first time at Comic-Con. Available at Amazon, iBooks and Barnes & Noble. The third novel, MORE THAN FASHION, will be out this summer and is set on a reality TV show like Project Runway. This month you can meet me in person at RT Convention at the NA College Game Night party on Tuesday night, or at the signing on Saturday in NA Alley! Check out my website for more info on my books or upcoming events: elizabethbriggs.net.


Stella Cameron
She climbed the first two stairs and stopped, turned around slowly, slowly. Glass panels flanked the heavy from door with a fanlight above. All the panes in the fanlight were green, she intended to replace some of them with colors to warm the light when it came through. Her scalp contracted. Her face felt tight. Beside her, the dog had stopped, too, his hackles raised and a low growl coming from his throat. The motion sensors came on outside and a green glow washed the hall floor. She couldn't breathe. Or make a sound. The lights went off. Wind in snow-laden trees could have slapped a limb over a sensor. The light came on. Call the police. They won't get here in time. In time for what? The light went off. She picked up the dog and buried her face in his neck. 'We're just jumpy. C'mon. Bed.' The light came on again... and stayed on. From FOLLY an Alex Duggins Novel by Stella Cameron. On sale May 1.


Sarah Castille
Now available for pre-order...BEYOND THE CUT, the second standalone book in the sexy and gritty Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club series by New York Times Bestselling Author, Sarah Castille: When it comes to the stunningly sexy, fiercely independent Dawn Delgado, outlaw biker Cade "Ryder" O'Connor, finds himself...hungrier for more. Trouble is on Dawn's heels and he wants to be the answer to her prayers, whether she wants him to be or not. What can't be denied is the red-hot attraction between them. However, as they fall deeper, the danger rises and Cade may have to sacrifice it all..." Pre-Order HERE!


Ann Christopher
Dear Readers, Hope you had a good spring break! Mine was great. After a quick trip to D.C., I went right to work on edits for the Author's Cut version of RISK, which will be available later this year. Until then, I hope you'll look for LET'S DO IT, the first full-length novel in my new contemporary romance series, Journey's End. It's the story of Edward Harper, who finds the love of his life in a Saab with a flat tire by the side of the road. My Author's Cut version of TROUBLE, my first novel, is now available in ebook! An updated and expanded edition of the love story between alpha-attorney Mike Baldwin and his legal intern, Dara Williams, it also has a new epilogue that I'm excited to share with you! My young adult horror novel, MONSTRUM, first in the Bella Monstrum trilogy, is now available in print for those of you who still prefer the feeling of a book in your hands. This is a new genre for me, and I'm very excited about it! As the mother of two teenagers--a boy and a girl--I've thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing for a younger market. As always, stay tuned to AnnChristopher.com and Facebook for the latest news.


Dani Collins
Dani Collins is thrilled to announce her fourth book for Montana Born is available for pre-order. HIS BLUSHING BRIDE revisits all your favourite characters from HOMETOWN HERO, BLAME THE MISTLETOE and Dani's wildly popular, THE BACHELOR'S BABY. Piper Tierney is busy wrapping up the school year and planning the music for Marietta's Wedding Of The Century. Sebastian Bloom wants to reassure himself his sister isn't making another mistake with her upcoming wedding to a Marietta rancher. Neither is looking for happily ever after so they agree to a no strings affair, but will they wind up tying the knot? Find out May 11th! HIS BLUSHING BRIDE


Melissa Cutler
Dear Readers, Are you ready for the book that early reviewers are calling "Edgy" "Emotional" and "Inspirational" in early reviews? It features an ex-soldier who thinks he'd got all the answers while appearing on a reality TV dating show...until his hometown best friend steals his heart. GAME CHANGER releases on May 19th. Pre-Order HERE. Happy Reading! - Melissa


Justine Davis
Justine is happy to announce the re-release of another classic favorite! The second book in the Hawk trilogy (and her only true historical) HEART OF THE HAWK is now available in print and eBook. Gunfighter Joshua Hawk expects to hang, and he's made his peace with it. What he never expected was the widow of the man he killed lying to save his life. Quiet, plain Kate Dixon thought she'd never be free of her brutal husband until the night The Hawk shot first in a dark alley, only to discover the man menacing him was unarmed. All too soon, plain Kate is swept up in Josh's plan to pay her back for her kindness. The infamous gunslinger is never more than a whisper away, offering a dangerous attraction for a woman who is beginning to realize The Hawk is nothing like the cold-blooded killer she'd expected. Josh, so used to being alone, has suddenly found a place, a community, and someone who calls to his soul. But he is haunted by family prophecy and a magic book which seems to write history before it happens. Gambler's Notch, according to the book, will be where he dies.


Sylvia Day
Sylvia Day, the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels translated into 41 languages, will be in Dallas, TX at the 2015 RT Convention on May 12-17, 2015. Join Sylvia at the book lovers party of the year being held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas hotel, where you can attend workshops, get tons of books, and mingle with over 800 authors.


Laura Drewry
ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE will hit the e-shelves on June 16th. Here's just some of what the early reviews are saying: "...LOVED this!" "This book was amazing!...laugh out loud funny..." "...I am in love with this book. Brett is the epitome of the perfect book boyfriend." Ellie Palmer and cops don't mix, and getting pulled over by Officer Brett Hale-again-doesn't help. Neither does being forced to take a safe-driving course with him. Brett's by-the-book attitude leaves Ellie ice-cold, and his rock-hard body won't change that. Still, the more time she spends with the guy, the more she finds herself warming up to his unexpected charms. Even though Brett comes off like a boy scout, Ellie has sparked something he wants badly enough to get him to rethink his past mistakes. But when her ex shows up, Brett makes it his mission to keep Ellie safe in the here and now. His gut tells him the guy's trouble, and Ellie must agree, because she doesn't complain when Brett pulls her close. To keep her safe, though, he'll have to choose between breaking her heart...and breaking the rules.


Riley Edgewood
Hey y'all! I'm new here and really looking forward to getting to know everyone. I write sexy romances with even sexier HEAs, and the first two books in my Summer Love series are available-with a third coming this July. ROCK & RELEASE (originally published as a three-act serial, but now a complete novel) features Cassidy Evans, a girl on the run from grief who takes a job at a rock venue over the summer and finds herself torn between a sexy guitarist and an international rock star. Available at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo. SURF & SURRENDER stars Quinn Westwood, who's absolutely, no questions asked, over Sawyer Carson. He broke her heart years ago and disappeared without a word and she's been fine without him. Except now he's back in town and when she runs into him at a beach bonfire, the sparks that fly between them are way hotter than the flames heating the sand. Turns out, Sawyer never stopped loving Quinn. It's just...the only thing stronger than what he feels for her is the secret keeping them apart. Available at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. You can find teasers for the books on my website! xo Riley


J.T. Ellison
Hi there! I have two books releasing in May. As such, April is full of PR and panic. CROSSED, the full-length prequel to the Taylor Jackson series, appears in the SWEET DREAMS box set (5/1/15). The box set proceeds benefit Brenda Novak's juvenile diabetes work, and it's a stellar lineup of incredible thriller authors. Also, WHAT LIES BEHIND (Samantha Owens #4) is coming 5/26/15. Stay tuned to the blog (jtellison.com/tao-of-jt) and my Facebook page (Facebook.com/jtellison14) for all the nitty gritty details, plus contests and tour dates. Hope everyone is having a fabulous spring!


Bronwen Evans
A TOUCH OF PASSION, book #3 in my Disgraced Lords Regency series, is out and the Libertine Scholars are one step closer to learning the identity of the woman who is out to destroy them! A TOUCH OF PASSION has now been released and takes you on a journey from England to Egypt to France and back to England. Grayson Devlin, Viscount Blackwood is tasked with rescuing Lady Portia Flagstaff from a harem. He gave his word to her dying brother that he would do anything to protect her, including marriage if necessary. Unfortunately, Portia will only marry for love, but Grayson won't surrender his heart easily. I'm pleased to see that readers seem to enjoy the book with a lovely review from RT Book Reviews and a Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews. Stay tuned for more information on A WHISPER OF DESIRE book #4 in the Disgraced Lords series, the upcoming release later this year. To stay on top of all my latest news, sign up to receive my newsletter. Bron.


Shoshanna Evers
Shoshanna Evers will be at the Romantic Times Convention (RT) in Dallas, TX from May 12th - 17th, and signing books at the Giant Book Fair on Saturday, May 16th from 11am to 2pm at the Hyatt Regency Dallas (300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207) along with tons of other amazing authors! If you live in the area or will be attending RT this year, find me and say hi! I'm looking forward to seeing my readers and author friends as well! Want a free ebook that rocks? TASTE OF CANDY is a sexy rockstar short novella with a light BDSM kick. It's available free at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Smashwords, and iBooks. The Romance Studio gave it 5 Hearts and said: "The plot is fresh and the pacing excellent. The emotions are real and poignant. The ending is spot on... Ms. Evers wrote a beautiful love story between two people who found love when it's least expected." May Contest! Shoshanna Evers is giving away an ebook of THE TYCOON'S CONVENIENT BRIDE...AND BABY from Entangled Indulgence! Love rich, sexy alpha heroes? SNOWED IN WITH THE TYCOON is now available in audiobook on Audible!


A. S. Fenichel
SALE - ASCENSION only 99 cents for a limited time. When demons threaten London, Lady Belinda answers the call. Plus the END OF DAYS TRILOGY has been rereleased at a great price. Just $2.99 for all three stories of good vs. evil, proof that love can survive anything - even Hell. MAYAN AFTERGLOW- They called it The End of Days after humanity met with near annihilation. Ten months later, the real end is coming. Ian only cares about survival until he rescues Aileen. It will take a savior falling in love with a thief to save the world. MAYAN CRAVING - Surviving the End of Days was only the beginning. While danger and passion pull them together, doubt may rip them apart. Asher and Nancy will need more than a carnal connection if they hope to survive. MAYAN INFERNO - Revenge is the name of the game for Robin but Breadan has responsibilities-people to keep safe. Neither can avoid their attraction, but losing focus means disaster for everyone. The fate of the world rests on their shoulders, and love could be the deadliest distraction of all.


Rebekah R. Ganiere
SNOW THE VAMPIRE SLAYER by Rebekah R. Ganiere is up for a Rone Award. Voting begins May 11th. Click here for more info. Lady Snow Gwyn is tired of playing "mother" to her seven Vampire Slaying brothers. Instead she yearns to be fighting at their side as they hunt bloodsuckers in the black of night. Snow is as good a fighter as any man, but she wasn't called to be a Slayer. A mere formality. Prince Sageren has spent fifty years in exile, awaiting the day he can avenge his family and take back his throne. Barely existing, he's forced to face his inner demons that compelled him to vow to never drink from humans again. Simple enough - until he crosses paths with a human who makes his fangs ache to drain her. When Snow runs into Sage on a late night trip to the woods, she's torn between the urge to kill him and the desire to succumb to the feeling he stirs. And when Snow's life is threatened by the same evil that murdered his family, Sage must enlist Snow's brothers to help him save her life, and regain his rightful place as King of the Vampires. If he can keep them from killing him first.


Maria Geraci
It's official! The first book in my new Whispering Bay Romance series, THAT THING YOU DO, is now out and I'm so happy that readers are loving it. Book 2, THEN HE KISSED ME, will be available May 19 and while all the books are stand alone novels, it features all the lovable secondary characters from the first book. THEN HE KISSED ME is about Lauren, the proverbial golden girl and Nate, former geek turned hottie. They knew each other in high school, although they weren't friends. Now, twelve years later, each of them has returned to Whispering Bay to start a new life, but one night on the beach (and one kiss!) ends up turning both their worlds upside down. "Maria Geraci proves that you can go home again. THAT THING YOU DO is a fun read filled with quirky small-town characters, strong family ties, and a romance that's been years in the making. Readers who loved Kristan Higgins' Blue Heron series should visit Geraci's Whispering Bay. They won't be disappointed!" Tracy Solheim, author of BACK TO BEFORE. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo.


Amelia Grey
Publishers Weekly said Amelia Grey's THE DUKE IN MY BED is: Original and enjoyable Regency... strong plot with enough twists to satisfy. THE DUKE IN MY BED by author Amelia Grey is on sale now! A notorious member of the Heirs' Club, Bray Drakestone can't resist a challenge-especially when it involves money and horses. But the friendly wager takes an unexpected turn. Bray is forced to agree to marry one of his challenger's five sisters. Now gamblers are placing bets on whether Bray will go through with it. Miss Louisa Prim, the eldest sister, doesn't care what the reckless rogue promised her brother-she will not marry him. Bray sees her rejection as another challenge. He bets that Miss Prim will not only agree to marry him, she will propose to him! With four sisters behind her, Louisa knows she can't lose. But why does her opponent have to be so sweetly, irresistibly seductive.


Laura Griffin
New York Times bestselling author LAURA GRIFFIN is giving away a Starbucks gift card and a signed copy of her newest Tracers book BEYOND LIMITS. Details here. "Griffin's latest is thrilling and fast-paced....Derek and Elizabeth's attraction is electric." -RT Book Reviews


Carolyn Haines
BONE TO BE WILD, May 19, St. Martin's Minotaur - Publishers Weekly ...it will take a lot of work from the living to solve this perplexing mystery. Sarah Booth Delaney and her Zinnia, Mississippi, friends return in a new mystery - BONE TO BE WILD. Former lover Scott Hampton (the Blues Blizzard) returns to Zinnia to take over a blues club located at a controversial crossroads in the heart of a cotton field. But someone doesn't want Scott-or the blues club-to succeed. Anonymous calls soon lead to harsher actions in what appears to be an attempt to run Scott and his musicians out of town. When Bo Shaver, the bartender, is gunned down in back of the club, Sarah Booth and her partner, Tinkie, risk everything to find who is behind the murder. On top of everything else, Gertrude Strom, Sarah Booth's nemesis, is released on bail and may be playing a role in the tragedies. Haines will launch the book at 5 p.m., May 19, at Capitol Books and News in Montgomery, AL, and at Foxtale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA, May 23 with a mystery symposium with Hank Phillipi Ryan, Stacy Allen, Molly Harper, and Susan Boyer.


Jennifer Hayward
Happy May all! Hope you're seeing the sun like we are in Toronto - finally! I'm so excited to bring you my Tenacious Tycoons duo for Harlequin Presents this month. Legendary for their handsome good looks and far-reaching political power, the Grant brothers of Long Island, heirs to one of America's oldest automotive empires, top every most eligible bachelor list. But that's where the similarities end. Tortured by his father's suicide, Harrison will do anything to exact revenge against the ruthless Russian who pushed his father over the edge. Incorrigible playboy Coburn's strategy is to run as far and as fast as he can from the past. It will take the love of two great women to heal these two scion's hearts and make them whole. What happens when you accidentally hit the panic button and get your very intimidating new boss put in handcuffs? And it's your first meet? Read an excerpt of Harrison & Frankie's story, TEMPTED BY HER BILLIONAIRE BOSS, coming May 17, here . Romantic Times Magazine calls it 'unforgettable'. Have a great month everyone!


Kristan Higgins
Kristan Higgins will be a featured author at BookExpo America and Book Con at the Javits Center in NYC May 27-31, doing four signings and a panel with Meg Cabot, Robyn Carr and Cathy Maxwell. She can't wait to meet readers! The times are posted under the calendar section of her website, www.kristanhiggins.com.


Suzanne Johnson
Suzanne Johnson is promoting the April 21 release of PIRATE'S ALLEY, book four in her Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series, with an online tour through May 20. Tour prizes include a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card and readers may enter at each tour stop. See Suzanne's website each weekday for the day's tour stop links. Writing a book yourself? Suzanne, who also writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense as Susannah Sandlin, is offering her popular "Deep POV: Going Deep and Staying Put" three-week online workshop in June. The workshop is being offered through the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Romance Writers of America, although you do not have to be a member to take the course. Find more info or register at the NEORWA website.


Joan Johnston
Dear Reader, Spring is here and everything is blossoming, including my newest Bitter Creek novel, SINFUL, which was released April 28. Sinful begins the modern-day saga of "King's Brats," four women in Jackson, Wyoming, who've waged a lifelong battle with their closest ranch neighbors, "those awful Flynn boys." But both Flynn boys and Grayhawk girls are all grown up-and the danger now results from falling in love with their lifelong enemies. In SINFUL, after a tragic accident leaves Delta sergeant Connor Flynn a widower, he faces the toughest fight of his life: battling his in-laws for custody of his two young children. To win he'll need a make-believe bride to take care of the kids while he runs his Wyoming ranch. Who better than Eve Grayhawk, a woman he already knows and likes-his late wife's best friend? Eve answers the call, even though she must hide how much in love she is with Connor-a man who's always been forbidden fruit. You can purchase SINFUL through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or wherever books are sold by going to my website: www.joanjohnston.com. Take care and happy reading, Joan


Lisa Renee Jones
THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN SERIES: At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she's finally dared to believe she is forgotten-even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run. On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. He sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? ESCAPING REALITY (Book #1) is now available in PAPERBACK and AUDIO! INFINITE POSSIBILITIES (Book #2) is available in AUDIO! Pre-Order books 3 & 4 NOW!


Nicole Jordan
See Nicole's gorgeous new cover for THE ART OF TAMING A RAKE! The book is available for preorder now at great discount prices! A September release, Legendary Lovers Book 4 features Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne and has a sizzling Taming of the Shrew theme. Read the cover copy at Amazon or on Nicole's website Hot News Page. SECRETS OF SEDUCTION is on sale now -- discounted 25% off for the Amazon paperback and Kindle versions! 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 Revews gave SECRETS OF SEDUCTION a TopPick! and Hawk a K.I.S.S. award. Read Chapter One at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. LOVER BE MINE is on sale now. Get the scoop at Nicole's website. Read an excerpt, and download a gorgeous bookmark. 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! "A marvelous, well-written love by a gifted storyteller." - RT Book Reviews on SECRETS OF SEDUCTION.


Sherrel Lee
EXPOSED BY RAGE, Book 1 (Deadly Exposure) by Sherrel Lee - Kindle edition is now available! Judged, Bullied, Attacked - What Hasn't Destroyed You Will Make You Stronger. Distrust bursts into the fires of passion. To keep her mother's reputation from destroying her, Ashley Dix Gibson had to learn at an early age to persevere and tune out the lies, gossip, and the bullies. Detective Michael DeMarco has no desire to team up witha woman with ties to the underbelly of the porn industry but if he wants to solve his case, he has no other options. He has a dead body. She has the seedy connections. To solve the crime they are forced to combine their resources to find a brutal killer.


Kat Martin
Excited to be releasing AGAINST THE TIDE, the third and final book in The Brodies of Alaska series featuring the ruggedly handsome Brodie brothers. The 12th novel in my Against Series will hit shelves the end of May. AGAINST THE TIDE is Rafe Brodie and Liv Chandler's story. Liv Chandler is running for her life. She can't trust anyone, not even the one man who makes her feel safe--rugged charter boat captain, Rafe Brodie. Rafe is determined to uncover Liv's secrets, but the beautiful café owner has a past more dangerous than Rafe can guess. Something terrible is coming... and even in remote Valdez, Alaska, Rafe can't protect her forever.


Dale Mayer
Available now - VAMPIRE IN CHAOS, book 7 of Family Blood Ties - Tessa's life has plummeted into chaos. Her father is missing, Goran is unconscious and showing no signs of healing, her mother has taken several steps off the deep end and David, well, she'll deal with him when she sees him - if she can find him. Cody isn't sure what happened to the supposedly successful conclusion to the blood farm madness but he's back in hell and damn it Tessa is once again leading the charge. Jared is on the run, again. With no one else he can trust, but Tessa's friends and family, he searches them out determined to help them solve this war - whether he is welcome or not. With everyone in distress or missing, Tessa struggles to find answers, and create some kind of order amongst the chaos - before their attackers strike again. In other news, Dale just inked a four book contact with Audible Inc. for the release of KNOCK, KNOCK; RARE FIND; EYES TO THE SOUL; and NOW YOU SEE HER. Look for these Audible releases in October 2015!


Lucy Monroe
It's finally here! The first book of the new Northern Fire series by Lucy Monroe is out. Pick up your print or digital copy of WILD HEAT today. When you finish WILD HEAT you can pre-order HOT NIGHT (Northern Fire Book #2). "This is the book to curl up with at night, in front of a fire; with a glass of wine...The writing/story will capture you from page one. Cannot wait to read the next book in the series." - Goodreads. Also, don't forget, you can now find Lucy's first novel, THE GREEK TYCOON'S ULTIMATUM, in digital format where you buy eBooks. Like the Lucy Monroe page on Facebook to stay up to date on new releases, re-releases, giveaways, and more!


Carly Phillips
Carly Phillips has a ton of news for May! DARE TO HOLD has been released to the world and Scott Dare and Meg Thompson are heating up pages and eReaders everywhere. Order your copy today! AND DARE TO ROCK, the seventh book in the Dare to Love series is releasing on August 4, 2015. Get ready to read the steaming hot, second chance at love story of sexy rock star, Grey Kingston and fashion/makeup video blogger Avery Dare. Preorder your copy today. Remember - there's always something new at www.carlyphillips.com including information on Carly's stories and her social media info! Dare to Want More with NY Times Bestseller Carly Phillips!


Caridad Pineiro
Caridad Pineiro's JERSEY GIRLS Contemporary Romance box set hit cybershelves on April 15 and it's specially priced at 2.99. You'll fall in love with the strong women and sexy men in these full length stories about Jersey Girls who know how to get their man! Love military men? Don't miss HEROES IN UNIFORM, a Romantic Suspense and Military Romance box set of 11 Sexy Contemporary Alpha Heroes -- Soldiers, SEALs, Spies, Agents, Rangers and Cops -- by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors. HEROES IN UNIFORM is specially priced at 99 cents for a limited time.


Jennifer Probst
Jennifer Probst's 3rd Book in the Searching for...Series comes out this month! The highly anticipated SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL is currently available for pre-order with a release date of May 26, 2015. Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she's an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin and flings her right into her best friend's arms. When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn't ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves. Can Genevieve and Wolfe's friendship turn into something deeper-or is it already too late for true love? Please join Jennifer at the RT Booklovers Convention where she and over 800 other authors will be signing books. RT is being held in Dallas, TX from May 12-17, 2015. New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Probst - A Little Bit Naughty...A Little Bit Nice. Check out my Website and sign up for my newsletter!


Mary Jo Putney
Mary Jo Putney's classic Regency romance, THE BARGAIN, is being reissued in May by Kensington in both print and e-book form. THE BARGAIN tells the story of Lady Jocelyn Kendal, who needs to marry by her 25th birthday in order to receive her inheritance. Impulsively she strikes a bargain with a mortally wounded officer, Major David Lancaster, but what happens when you marry a dying man, and then the blasted fellow hasn't the grace to die? Here's an excerpt that shows how Jocelyn and David strike their bargain. As a special bonus, Mary Jo will be running a flash sale on the e-book PETALS IN THE STORM, the story that follows THE BARGAIN and shows how the most noble Duke of Candover meets his comeuppance--and his fate! Here's an excerpt. PETALS IN THE STORM will be available at major e-book platforms for $1.99 from Thursday, April 30th through Sunday, May 3rd.


Erin Quinn
THE FIVE DEATHS OF ROXANNE LOVE is sale priced at $1.99 for a limited time wherever you buy your ebooks! Available for Kindle, BN for Nook, Kobo, iTunes, Amazon.ca, and Amazon.co.uk. Also on sale for 99 cents, THE FORBIDDEN LIFE OF ALEX MOORE. Get them while they last! Go to www.erinquinnbooks.com for more information on contests, Erin, and her books!


Francis Ray
Happy Mother's Day! My mother's famous work quote, "Relationships are a never-ending work in progress", as revealed through many of her couple characters that had battle scars from fighting on the battlefield of love. Some couples fought Cupid's arrow for a little bit, other couples tried and failed, but eventually, love brought them home again. On the other hand, what's wrong with failing in love with someone totally unexpected? Nathalyia Fontaine's husband died four years ago. Choosing not to open her heart again or risk revealing her dark past, she hasn't dated anyone in all those years. Rafael Dunlap, a hostage negotiator, with his own set of problems vows he'll never marry because his job is just too unpredictable. When the unexpected happens, will Nathalyia resolve to tell him the truth before it's too late, or will past demons keep them apart forever? IF YOU WERE MY MAN by Francis Ray.


Deanna Raybourn
The NYT-bestselling Lady Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn has just been optioned by producer Barry Ryan, the managing/creative director of Free@Last Productions for development as a television series in the UK. Be sure to check www.deannaraybourn.com for updates!


Joanne Rock
Joanne Rock's Runaway Brides series continues this month with THE WEDDING AUDITION. And look for book #3, THERE GOES THE BRIDE on May 4th. Book 1, HOW TO LOSE A GROOM IN 10 DAYS is still a free download. Be sure to enter her May Contest for a fun Runaway Brides prize!


Jessica Scott
AFTER THE WAR releases on May 5th. I'm truly excited and terrified about this book. Here's the blurb: A terrible loss... Captain Sarah Anders lost her husband to the Iraq war and has nearly lost the career she loves. Sent to Fort Hood, she only wants to do her job and take care of the daughter she's raising on her own. She never counted on running straight into a memory she'd tried to forget. A love he never forgot... Captain Sean Nichols never got over Sarah. He simply tried to forget her amidst the war and the chaos of combat. But when she's assigned to investigate his unit, he comes face to face with the woman no war or any amount of time could make him forget. A dark secret... As Sarah gets closer to the truth, Sean must accept that actions he took during the war may end the tentative love building between them. And even if Sarah can forgive him, Sean may never be able to forgive himself. You can read a sample here: Kindle, epub, pdf, or preorder at your favorite retailer: iBooks, Amazon, Nook, Kobo, or Google Play.


Alexandra Sokoloff
NEW RELEASE: Book 3 in the Huntress/FBI Thrillers releases May 5. Order COLD MOON -- A haunted FBIagent. A ruthless killer. A deadly love. - Would you like to review the series? Email me for review copies: Alex@AlexandraSokoloff.com. MAY CONTEST: Win a $25 Amazon gift card! Enter the contest here. FOR WRITERS: Sign up for my new Story Structure Extras list to get full plot breakdowns and other free bonus material. Happy Spring! - Alex


Roxanne St. Claire
Did you know you can read the prequel to Roxanne St. Claire's newest series, Barefoot Bay Undercover, absolutely free? You can! All you have to do is sign up to join her mailing list and BAREFOOT BOUND -- a 100 page story featuring fan favorite hero Gabe Rossi -- is all yours! So what are you waiting for? Kick off your shoes and get undercover in Barefoot Bay...with Gabe! Sign up right here and you will be given a link to the ebook format of your choice!


RaeAnne Thayne
I'm so excited for the upcoming release of the second book in her new Haven Point series. REDEMPTION BAY, McKenzie Shaw's book, will hit stores at the end of June and is available now for pre-order. I'm loving some of the early reviews, including one that called it "emotional, uplifting and inspirational." I couldn't ask for anything more. I just finished the third book in the series, EVERGREEN SPRINGS (coming this Christmas) and I'm now working on an all-new Cowboys of Cold Creek title, A COLD CREEK CHRISTMAS STORY, which is Celeste's book. I'm looking forward to BookExpo this month and hope to see some of you there!


Augustina Van Hoven
May is always a busy month me. The temperature finally warms up enough in my area to start planting my garden. In the middle of my outdoor work is the Romantic Times Convention in Dallas, Texas. I'm really excited about attending this year. I will be at a table during Club RT on Thursday, May 14th at 3:30 and on Friday, May 15th at 1:30. I am bringing swag items to give away. If you are attending the conference, stop by and say hello.


Shiloh Walker
Check out Shiloh Walker's latest Hunter, HUNTERS: RAFE & SHEILA, now out in e-book! Available at B&N, iBooks, and Amazon. Join Shiloh along with Linda Howard and Sylvia Day, along with others, for the Heart of Dixie Luncheon this June!


Tawny Weber
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, Tawny Weber's newest release in the bestselling Sexy SEAL series, A SEAL'S PLEASURE is out now! Explosives expert and Navy SEAL Gabriel "Romeo" Thorne makes his living tempting fate. Pushing the limits. So far, he's never lost-especially when it comes to women. That is, until his best friend's wedding, where Gabriel is suddenly face-to-face-and deliciously body-to-body-with the one woman hot enough to detonate his self-control. You can check out A SEAL'S PLEASURE at tawnyweber.com. She'll be giving away prizes regularly on her blog as well as celebrating the release with a 10 day blog tour.


Susan Wiggs
Summer is nearly here, and so is SUMMER! It's the beginning of another season in the seaside resort town of Winslow, Rhode Island, and Rosa Capoletti is given the chance to rediscover the pleasures of love and laughter, food and wine, friendship and romance. Don't miss this fresh new edition of SUMMER BY THE SEA, a perennial fan-favorite and RITA-finalist novel. The new publication features a few surprises--a reading group guide, a fantastic new recipe featuring something that's probably growing in your yard right now, and a sneak peek at STARLIGHT ON WILLOW LAKE. Special note for book groups: Send your contact name and address to susanmwiggs@gmail.com to request a book club care package.


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