SEPTEMBER AUTHOR NEWS
Many thanks to all of you who have written to express their sorrow at the recent passing of my sister Darlene. Your thoughtfulness has made this difficult time a little easier. I'm announcing an End-Of-Summer Contest in the upcoming issue of my newsletter, "Light of Love." If you would like to subscribe, contact me at AndersonJackpots@ykwc.net, with "newsletter request" in the subject line. I'm very excited about the contest and would love to have you enter! As always, reader contributions are very welcome for the newsletter, and they can be sent to the same e-mail address. I'm hard at work on another novel between bouts of chicken chasing and other necessities of life. (Grin.) Catch some of the action on Facebook at either Catherine Anderson Author, or Catherine Anderson Books. We're going to be having another Hen Party pretty soon. Watch for the announcement! Happy September!
Robyn Carr Takes You Back To Thunder Point In THE HOMECOMING - September - or August 26 in the publishing world - brings a brand new Robyn Carr Thunder Point novel in the series that has an amazing string of #1 New York Times bestselling credits. In THE HOMECOMING, Seth Sileski had it all-good grades, handsome looks, athletic prowess, a proud father and good friends. But he won a football college scholarship and at age nineteen was drafted into the NFL a year later, leaving his closest friend, Iris McKinley, behind. Then fate intervened, and a tragic car accident ended Seth's pro football career before it even began. Now thirty-four, Seth returns to Thunder Point as a deputy sheriff, eager to show his father, the girl whose heart he broke and the whole town that he's a better, humbler version of his former cocky self. He's determined to claim the life he was meant to live-and the woman he has never been able to forget. Order THE HOMECOMING from your favorite local bookstore-or order online today. Check out the excerpt on www.RobynCarr.com.
Some truths are meant to be buried... Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four year old daughter Elizabeth witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that could provoke in another bloody murder-her own-in this riveting suspense novel from bestselling author Christina Dodd. "My kind of thriller. Edge-of-the-seat suspense." -Iris Johansen * "Fans of Nora Roberts will devour Virtue Falls" -Jayne Ann Krentz * "Compulsively readable." -Elizabeth Lowell * Order VIRTUE FALLS from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Kobo, iBook and Google Play or from your local independent bookstore. Join Christina's free mailing list to keep abreast of book releases, contests and sales!
It's only been out for a few weeks, but Sabrina Jeffries' third Duke's Men novel, HOW THE SCOUNDREL SEDUCES (Pocket paperback), has thoroughly captivated readers. Following the success of WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES and WHEN THE ROGUE RETURNS, HOW THE SCOUNDREL SEDUCES tells the tale of an unsolved family mystery that shatters Lady Zoe Keane's world, causing her to hire the dangerously seductive private investigator Tristan Bonnaud to search for the woman who will determine her destiny. Thrilling travels through Romany encampments and along perilous roadways will leave readers breathless. "The setting is vivid, the lovers are well-drawn and colorful, and the mystery is intriguing... a winner for fans and new readers." -Publishers Weekly "Marvelous storytelling, clever plotting and steamy romance-destined to steal readers' hearts. All of the elements of a memorable romance are here just waiting for readers to savor them." -RT Book Reviews, 4½ star Top Pick, K.I.S.S. Award. Dominick Manton's highly anticipated story and final book in the series, IF THE VISCOUNT FALLS, is available for pre-order now, and it officially goes on sale January 27, 2015. For more Sabrina news, find the bestselling author on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and at www.SabrinaJeffries.com.
Jayne Ann Krentz
It's Halloween on Harmony! Something strange is happening on Rainshadow Island and it all seems to center around -- where else? -- the local graveyard. Sedona Snow has her hands full managing a small inn that's suddenly packed to the rafters with Ghost Hunters. Her ex-husband is in town wanting to get back together and there are monsters coming up out of the Underworld. But Sedona's real problem is the new Guild Boss -- Cyrus Jones. Yep, one of those Jones men. Fortunately, Sedona has a sidekick -- Lyle the dust bunny. Step into THE HOT ZONE with Jayne Castle today.
Get the latest Elizabeth Lowell classic release in the Rocking M Ranch series! Cash knew he couldn't trust women. It was a lesson he had learned the hard way. Mariah went to the Rocking M in search of the brother who was taken from her. Instead she found Cash. She was instantly attracted to this rough stranger, but Cash thought she was like all other women--only looking for someone to take care of her. Together they search for Mad Jack's lost gold mine and discover a blazing passion. But will this be enough for Cash to learn to love again? Get GRANITE MAN today! Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks and Kobo.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS (and are they ever!) now available! HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS BOOK TOUR - I'm currently on my book tour and having a blast! If you've ever come to one of my events, you know I have more fun than anybody. In addition to giving you the inside story behind HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS, I'll be gossiping about my writer friends, telling embarrassing stories about myself, and presenting the famous (infamous?) SEP Trivia Quiz. Hope to see you! 09/09 Fairfield CT * 09/10 New Canaan, CT * 09/12 Phoenix, AZ * 09/14 Dallas, TX * 10/15 Evergreen Park, IL. In celebration of the publication of my new book, HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS, please join me on a Princess® Cruise FanFest and wine tasting excursion! Seppies at Sea 3-day West Coast Getaway on Oct. 17-19, 2014 FanFest Cruise Book Now! Here is a sneak peek of HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS. Order your copy today! 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!
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! I'm truly thrilled to announce that both CONSUMED and SHADOWED will be launching the new Lyrical High Notes campaign with Books-A-Million. These special editions will be available for a limited time in the BAM stores as trade paperbacks, so head on in to the store and look around! The official release day is Ocober 28th, and in advance of the release, each of the 260 Books-a-Million stores in the US will also receive a "Lyrical Launch Pack" containing promo items including branded notepads that will be given as free gifts to the first customers who purchase one of the line's debut releases in November, personal thank you notes from the debut authors, and special gifts for the store employees. Also, I'll be attending a special launching party at the BAM store in York, PA on November 8, 2014. I would love to see some of you there! For those of you signed up for my newsletter, we're going to have some fun giveaways and contests starting this fall. If you haven't signed up, sign up here.
After Midnight Authors
I've dreamed about touching you a thousand times, now I am and my hands are shaking...and you think I don't want you. Read more from YOU OWN ME by Shiloh Walker or download your copy from iBooks, Amazon or BN. Don't miss NIKKI DUNCAN's sexy wedding planners in the TULLE AND TULIPS Wedding Series. Ashleigh Raine now has a Facebook group page, with weekly book giveaways, photos, and info on her books. The Malloy Family series by Beth Williamson continues with book 11, THE JEWEL, recently released in ebook from Samhain Publishing.
Feel the pea through this bed and win the heart of the man you'll wed. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, Victoria's reimagining of the classic fairytale is being re-issued August 26th! Mark your calendars for October 28th and the release of THE SHOCKING SECRET OF A GUEST AT THE WEDDING (book three in the Millworth Manor series.) True love - unlike the perfect wedding - is impossible to plan. You won't want to miss this one! Be sure to sign up for Victoria's newsletter at victoriaalexander.com to get all the latest news!
Leanne Banks is excited to announce the publication of her newest Harlequin Special Edition MAVERICK FOR HIRE! Romantic Times Bookclub says, "Banks' Montana Mavericks romance is down home and genuine. Her hero and heroine are charitable, honorable and a little naughty, which is especially nice during their convincing friends-to-lovers transition." If you get a chance to read MAVERICK FOR HIRE, Leanne would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org For all the latest news, remember to LIKE Leanne on Facebook.
After all the touring I did for my latest novel, BLISS HOUSE, over the last two months, I've settled in for a long spell of writing more about that troublesome house. But on the 27th of September I'll be at the Carondelet Branch of the St. Louis Public Library for their Author's Breakfast, and in Nashville, TN for the Southern Festival of Books in October. In the meantime, pop over to Bookbitch.com and read the latest terrific review of BLISS HOUSE, then over to my site to sign up for my newsletter and enter my September contest to win a copy of my friend J.T. Ellison's killer novel A DEEPER DARKNESS , plus a $10 VISA card. Oh, and a 1.5 pound kitten wandered up our driveway a few weeks ago. She's thriving and her name is Sylvie. Do come read about her on my blog. Happy September! --Laura
Hello Friends! Wow, it's September. The temperatures should be cooling down, but you can join me for lots of hot fun!! First, I'll be doing a one-hour live chat here at Writerspace on Wednesday,September 10th at 9PM ET. I hope y'all can join me! Then on September 14th, I'll be throwing a big online bash on my Facebook page to discuss Wicked Lovers book 2, DECADENT, share cyber cocktails, laughs, hot pics, and prizes! Next, HIS REBEL BRIDE, the final book in my Brothers in Arms trilogy, releases September 15. I've really enjoyed sharing these medieval romances with you. Last (but not least), at the end of the month you'll find me in Minneapolis attending the Midwesteren Book Lovers Unite Conference (September 26-28). Hope to see you at one of these events. Stay Wicked!
RT Gives Kim Boykin's Palmetto Moon 4.5 Stars! - Set in 1947 in South Carolina's Lowcountry, Boykin's latest contains beautifully descriptive writing that captures the story of a high-society Charleston debutante who ends up finding her own way. Distinct characters, a sweet romance and a strong theme of independence are the highlights of this thought-provoking, nostalgic and tender story. Every word Boykin writes will captivate readers.
Best friends are there to look out for us, especially when we aren't willing to do it ourselves. Libby isolated herself after her husband died. She sought solace in her devil-may-care downhill skiing on treacherous Italian slopes. Her best friend Aaron decided that it was time for Libby to live again. He would lure her home with her sister's high-risk pregnancy and set her up with another man. As Libby's attraction grows, Aaron's jealousy grows. Will he have the courage to tell her that he's loved her always? SNOW ANGELS by Stella Cameron is now in eBook and it available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks and Kobo.
Janet Chapman's THE HIGHLANDER NEXT DOOR (A Spellbound Falls Romance) is available! Remember the old legend that claims any couple who kiss while standing in the mist of Spellbound Falls will fall deeply in love? Well, you're about to discover if it's true. You'll also learn more about the new god who manifested in FOR THE LOVE OF MAGIC (But I'm afraid that just like you will be, I am also left wondering about his intentions.), visit with old friends and meet new ones as townsfolk and tourists continue being enchanted by the mysterious Bottomless Sea, and you'll watch a twelfth-century warrior-turned-police chief smartly meld ancient thinking and modern technology to not only save the day but also win over the beautiful pint-sized spitfire living next door. Oh, and don't be surprised if you also fall in love with Niall's equally heroic canine officer, Shep, a Chesapeake Bay retriever with a brain as big as his heart. So come join me in Spellbound Falls once again, as the magic continues going about its business in THE HIGHLANDER NEXT DOOR-now on sale in print and e-book from your favorite bookseller.
I'm gearing up for a busy fall and have lots of news to share! First, my new young adult horror novel, MONSTRUM, first in the BELLA MONSTRUM trilogy, will soon be available in print. It's currently out at all the major e-book retailers, but I know many of you still prefer the feeling of a book in your hands. Look for it soon! Second, I've just finished LET'S DO IT, the first full-length novel in my new contemporary romance series, JOURNEY'S END, and have sent it into production so it'll be ready in the next few months. It's the story of Edward Harper, who finds the love of his life where he least expects her-in a Saab with a flat tire by the side of the road! Finally, the Author's Cut version of TROUBLE, my first novel, is almost ready. An updated and expanded edition of the love story between alpha-attorney Mike Baldwin and his legal intern, Dara Williams, will be available in digital format this fall, and I can't wait to share it with you! As always, stay tuned to www.AnnChristopher.com and Facebook for the latest news.
Debra Clopton's AN AUGUST BRIDE is out - Buy now! If you love cowboys, spunky heroines, beaches and weddings, this book has it all! What readers are saying: "...completely loveable cast of characters, full of spunk and a lot of fun, I absolutely enjoyed it (as I expected). One of my favorite cowboy romance writers, Debra Clopton won my heart..." "Her romances always have that special touch, and I couldn't wait to read AN AUGUST BRIDE". "Debra Clopton is a wonderful writer. I have NEVER read a book of hers I didn't love. Her books are the kind you love to read over and over and I have read all of of her books. This book is no exception. It is very easy for me to give 5 stars to this one. I love the chemistry between the two main characters. I love how fun loving and determined this good looking cowboy is as he tries to win the heroine's heart. Couldn't stop until the last page and that's the way all of Debra's books are. I think you will love it". Be sure to sign up for my contest and newsletter. NEW HORIZON RANCH book 2 & 3 coming soon. Be the first to know. Haven't read book 1 yet? Get HER MULE HOLLOW COWBOY today for 99 cents.
Out at the first of September is HER HOMETOWN HERO, part of the Caring Canines Series. Home to a Cowboy--In a split second, a tragic accident ends Kathleen Somers's ballet career. Her dreams shattered, she returns home to the Soaring S ranch...and her first love. Suddenly the local veterinarian, Dr. Nate Sterling, goes from her ex to her champion. With the help of a lively poodle therapy dog, the cowboy vet sets out to challenge Kathleen's strength and heal her heart. He'll show her there's life beyond dance, even if it means she leaves town again. But maybe, just maybe, he'll convince her there's only one thing in life worth having...and he's standing right in front of her. Caring Canines: Loving and loyal, these dogs mend hearts. Buy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Google Play.
Check out THE VIRGIN: REVENGE, written by J. Dallas, FREE for a limited time, for Kindle, Nook, iBooks and Kobo.
THE GREAT AWFUL (Print Book Release/September 2014)- When Devastation, Plague and Inhumanity attack, a young woman struggles to survive... Who To Trust? Who To Kill? My new young adult dystopian novel, THE GREAT AWFUL, first in the Reivers' Incursion trilogy, will soon be available in awesome print. It's currently out at all the major e-book retailers, but I know many of you still prefer the feeling of a book in your hands. Look for it soon! I'm currently immersed in writing the second book in this series and having a scary but wonderful time with Katie and Matt and their two canine friends. Great News: Keep an eye on my website and Facebook pages for the first book in my urban fantasy series - BIJOUX MAJIK. It will be available before the end of this year.
J. T. Ellison
September is an amazing month at the Ellisons - THREE book releases. WHEN SHADOWS FALL in mass market August 26 for the special price of $5,99, THE FINAL CUT in mass market September 2, and THE LOST KEY, book 2 in the Nicholas Drummond series, releases September 30. Incredible. I'm also busy putting the finishing touches on my next Sam Owens book. Look to my events page for upcoming chats and contests!
New Release Sept 9th (and on preorder now)! TAKE THE HEAT: A Criminal Romance Anthology edited by Skye Warren, featuring This Might Hurt a Bit by NYT & USAT bestseller Shoshanna Evers: When a young man holds up the female owner of a sex toy shop, he's in for the night of his life...now that she's the one with the gun. The ultimate bad boys, criminals capture our attention and awaken our darkest desires. Celebrate the illicit in this romantic suspense anthology, where handcuffs are used for more than play. These stories are shocking, sexy, and thought-provoking. Ride the edge of desire and see if you can TAKE THE HEAT... Available on Amazon. September Contest: Shoshanna Evers is giving away an audiobook download of THE PULSE, Book 1 in the Pulse Trilogy - a post-apocalyptic dystopian erotic romance set in NYC, 1 year after an EMP destroys America's electrical grid (and narrated by John Lane, a man with a very hot voice...). Prefer to read instead of listen? The entire Pulse Trilogy is available in ebook , too! Enter at ShoshannaEvers.com/contests
A. S. Fenichel
TRAINING RAIN will be available September 3, 2014. PRE-ORDER now at Amazon and B&N. TRAINING RAIN (Psychic Mates 3) - Having spent most of her life avoiding people and hiding her psychic gifts, Rain was shocked when the new Psi Alliance asked her to join. She didn't count on the rigorous training or needing all of her Native American knowledge to complete the course. And if only she could ignore her attraction to her devilishly handsome instructor. Jess shows up to train a new psychic recruit and the crazy woman shoots him in the doorway. His new student is the raven-haired beauty who'd once saved his life. Trying to keep his focus on survival training is hard enough without the added stress of a rogue government agency trying to kill them. Escaping danger leads them directly into each other's arms. The only question is-can they survive long enough to find comfort there?
After many emails and letters from readers begging for more, Dara is excited to announce the Return of The Black Stockings Society. Get ready for more invitations, more loves and definitely more stockings! PLAYING FOR KEEPS is the first book to kick off this new series. Visit Dara at www.daragirard.com to sign up for her newsletter and find out more about current and upcoming releases.
FAR GONE, by New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin, is now available in paperback! FAR GONE received a starred review from Publishers Weekly: "Griffin delivers the goods with this perfectly gritty romantic thriller." Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. To celebrate the release, Laura is giving away a $15 Starbucks gift card. Details at lauragriffin.com
For a reader, the day their favorite author's book is released is a happy day. For the writer, having your copies show up at your doorstep is only second to seeing your book on the shelves of bookstores or knowing your pre-orders are headed for e-readers everywhere. September 1 was release day for SOMEONE LIKE YOU, book 2 in my Weddings by Diana series. (HIS LOVE MATCH is book 1.) Theresa "Teddy" Granville helps her clients plan lavish black-tie ceremonies, though her own love life is strictly casual. Now it's her turn at love in SOMEONE LIKE YOU. She finds her match in Adam Sullivan, a sexy, successful investment broker who looks at all the options before making a decision. And that's the method he used to come up with the "marriage pack." Designed as a temporary arrangement with Teddy to avert their scheming mothers, suddenly he's realizing just how deeply his desires reach. He's playing for the highest stakes of all in this new game, and hoping he can convince Teddy to trust him--and her heart--before she walks away forever... Stay tuned for exciting things to come before the end of the year. Until next time, keep reading.
Lots of exciting things are happening in the next few weeks. I'm delighted to be a part of the Mystery Writers of America-University Oct. 18 in Atlanta. The line-up of MWA-U faculty is pretty darn impressive. After the idea: Jessie Lourey * Dramatic structure and plot: Laura DiSilverio * Setting and description: Richie Narvaez * Character: Carolyn Haines * Editing: Hallie Ephron * The writing life: Hank Phillippi Ryan * This is a low-cost, all day writing seminar taught by published authors. Please check the MWA website for complete information. I'm very flattered to be a part of this. On September 15, I will be signing copies of BONE-A-FIED DELICIOUS, the cookbook based on my Mississippi Delta mystery characters. The cookbook is a fundraiser for Good Fortune Farm Refuge and the spay/neuter program now in progress. Spay/neuter is the only solution to the suffering of unwanted pets. Cookbooks can be ordered at www.carolynhaines.com. Over 700 recipes! Miss Velma Brown, the finest cook in the Southeast, will be signing with me at the Lucedale/George County Public Library from 11-1. Miss Velma is 86 and still tops in the kitchen. Come join us.
Finally, SNOW ON THE BAYOU is available everywhere print, ebooks, and audio books are sold, including Amazon which had been delaying its release. Yay! This is the latest, and highly anticipated, Tante Lulu adventure. It features Justin "Cage" LeBlanc, a Navy SEAL, who swore there would be snow on the bayou before he ever returned to the bayou or his first love, Emelie Gaudet, a renowned Mardi Gras mask maker. Laughter and tears guaranteed with this one. And then Avon is putting together a special bundle of the first in three of Sandra's series for a low, low $2.99, to be available by the end of September. THE RELUCTANT VIKING, Viking Series I; THE LAST VIKING, Viking Series II; and KISS OF PRIDE, Deadly Angels. All updated. For more information, check her website at www.sandrahill.net or her Facebook page at Sandra Hill Author.
Madeline announces that she has a new book coming in March, 2015. Titled HIS WICKED REPUTATION, it is the first of a trilogy, and it is already up on the online bookstores and available for pre-order! She also wants to thank everyone who helped make THE ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS a national bestseller in June. This last book of the Fairbourne Quartet is still available. Madeline will be at a large group signing in New Jersey in October, in conjunction with the New Jersey Romance Writers convention. The book signing is open to the public. It is 4-5:30 on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ. This signing has over 50 romance authors. Madeline would love to arrange a pre-signing meet up with readers who are attending the signing. Contact her through her website if you are making plans to come.
Lisa Renee Jones
Hello lovely readers! I will be celebrating the release of MY CONTROL on September 8th! MY CONTROL is the fifth novella in the bestselling INSIDE OUT series. I'm thrilled to finally share more about the elusive Mark Compton and share Crystal's POV as well! I have lost the man I once was, letting guilt and heartache define who I am. Darkness has controlled me, and one woman has seen what no one else has seen in me, what I do not wish to exist. I'm consumed with my hunger for her and my need for her has driven me to the edge of sanity, but no more. She's about to find out that the Master has returned. You can pre-order MY CONTROL here: Kindle | Nook | iBooks | Kobo - I also just celebrated the release of the fourth book in the INSIDE OUT series, NO IN BETWEEN on August 19th. Buy NO IN BETWEEN here: Amazon| Kindle | B&N| Nook| iBooks | Kobo. To find out more about the INSIDE OUT series, that is now optioned for cable TV stay tuned to my website and/or Facebook page for updates on new books and exciting news!
SECRETS OF SEDUCTION is on sale now -- discounted 25% off for the Amazon paperback and Kindle versions! And Bookbub is running a fab promotion 8/29 through 9/12. 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 SEDCUTION a Top Pick! and Hawk a K.I.S.S. award. Read Chapter One here. 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
Escape to Rescue Bay in Shirley Jump's newest release, THE SWEETHEART SECRET, in stores September 2nd. Grab the book that Night Owl Reviews awarded a top pick, saying "Shirley Jump just has something special about the way that she tells a story, it's magical. In fact she is a rising star with The Sweetheart Secret, a novel that glimmers with humor, love and second chances." Also, join Shirley at Turn the Page bookstore on September 13, where she will be signing the entire Sweetheart Sisters series at a multi-author event including Nora Roberts and Lori Foster! Look for details at www.ttpbooks.com!
Watch for the October 1 release of Sherrel Lee's GRAVEYARD RISING. A special short story just for Halloween, written as a part of Halloween Hookup Tales - a set of individual stories by Sherrel Lee, and a group of other wonderful authors. GRAVEYARD RISING is available for pre-order at Amazon and will be available at Barnes and Noble, Kobo and other retailers October 1. All other Valens stories are available now. "Tell Misty, the youngest shapeshifter of the Valens of Legacy, not to go somewhere and she has to do the exact opposite. On All Hallows Eve she tempts fate by going out alone to a cemetery where she is pulled into an alternate realm. Follow Misty's adventure to the Realm of Mystery where there is a Graveyard Rising." Not familiar with the Valens of Legacy Series? Grab a copy of the free Book 1, VALENS REMEMBERED, THE STORY BEGINS, and check out the review for Book 2, VALENS RISE at Epic Stream. The Valens of Legacy is an Urban Fantasy series with romantic elements where shapeshifters, and other mythical creatures protect mankind. Not familiar with Sherrel Lee? Check out her Website and Sign up for Sherrel's Newsletter Here.
Fall is Cathie's favorite season with the colorful leaves...and back-to-school sales. Speaking of back-to-school sales, a Cathie Linz classic ebook TENDER GUARDIAN is only $1.99 for the month of September! This book features a pre-school teacher heroine and a tough hero who is rough around the edges. It also features some of Cathie's favorite kids and a number of LOL lines. If you haven't read it yet, she hopes you will give it a try. Cathie is currently writing the next book in her Cat Devon vampire series which features heat and humor. Three in the series are available now - SLEEPING WITH THE ENTITY, THE ENTITY WITHIN, and LOVE YOUR ENTITY. The holiday enovella THE ENTITY WHO CAME FOR CHRISTMAS is also available for $1.99.
ALASKA. In America's last wilderness there are no limits to what a man can do! AGAINST THE WILD is the 10th book in my AGAINST SERIES, and the 1st of 3 books about the Brodie brothers of Alaska. Don't miss your chance to meet Dylan Brodie - rugged, tough and dangerous - and yes, unforgettable. AGAINST THE WILD is Dylan and Lane's story, set in remote Eagle Bay Alaska. When Lane and Dylan work to solve a ghostly mystery, they discover a legacy of injustice and murder. With danger stalking their every move, Dylan must risk everything to save Lane and his daughter and uncover the truth--before it's too late. "Romance and suspense are evenly matched in this powerful series launch from bestseller Martin. Intense mystery and sensual love scenes will lure readers into this novel and not let go until the final page is turned." - Publishers-Weekly "Kat Martin has a way of weaving a tale combining love and suspense that has the reader turning the pages.holding you captive until the end with surprises and twists and turns. She throws in a little bit of love, some hot erotic scenes and then an ending that has you wishing there was more to read." -Kitty/Guilty-Pleasures. Don't forget to check out Kat's September contest!
Dale Mayer has a new release! A contemporary romance full of healing and hope! SKIN - A journey of exploration... A journey of healing... A journey of love... Two people are forced by circumstances into a therapy class to help them deal with their problems. They are strangers. Forced to be partners. Naturally opposites. Kane is dealing with anger of betrayal at the deepest level, needing to find his way back to forgiveness. Tania is a previous rape victim hoping to deal with her fear of intimacy so she can have a loving relationship. Tania's medium of expression - her camera. Her subject - the human body - Kane's physical body. Looking through the lens of a camera, she learns to find beauty and compassion...and the strength to find wholeness...with him. SKIN is available at Amazon, BN, Kobo and other retailers.
Cheyenne McCray brings together the first six books in her Riding Tall series into two box sets! Riding Tall the First Box Set - BRANDED FOR YOU: Megan doesn't think there's a man who could love her just the way she is. When she meets Ryan McBride, everything changes. ROPING YOUR HEART: Despite a changed appearance, Blake McBride recognizes Cat with a heart that never stopped loving her. FENCING YOU IN: Tess doesn't do playboy cowboys and that's what she thinks Gage McBride is. That couldn't be farther from the truth. Riding Tall the Second Box Set: TYING YOU DOWN: Jo's life has been hard, male history included. Tate loves being around the feisty woman but she won't trust him; PLAYING WITH YOU: With his past, Garrett doesn't feel worthy of a good woman's love. Especially not Ricki...yet he wants her for his own; CRAZY FOR YOU: Clint has been running from his demons, but seeing Ella again might change all that...if she can forgive him for leaving. Visit CheyenneMcCray.com for more. You can also meet up with Chey on Facebook and Twitter @CheyenneMcCray
Our fabulous summer is coming to an end. Our California journey has been filled with adventures. We have had several family visitors throughout the summer and even made two trips home. Hubcap and I just got back from a wonderful two weeks in Oregon with family and friends. It was a whirlwind trip with 4 birthday celebrations, several gatherings and lots of chocolate! We are settling back in to our routine and I'm ready for a Fall full of releases. I can't wait to share The Ruthless Russian mini-series with all of you. I wrote the books after a mother daughter trip to San Francisco, so it holds special memories. AN HEIRESS FOR HIS EMPIRE will be available in October followed by A VIRGIN FOR HIS PRIZE in November. This October I will also be part of charity box set, Hometown Heroes - a collection of 16 books by some great authors with net profits supporting Pets for Vets. You can check out the details on my website. Visit Lucy's website for more information on her books or to enter her contests. To stay up on all the latest news follow Lucy on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
Carly Phillips is so excited to bring you DARE TO SUBMIT, the 4th book in the Dare to Love series. As J. Kenner, NYT Bestselling Author of The Stark series says, "Dare to Submit is "Steamy, sexy and emotionally charged. Carly's most erotic book to date." Preorder DARE TO SUBMIT at the special preorder price of $2.99 at iBooks and on Kindle. You can find DARE TO SUBMIT at all other retailers on 9/8. Also check out the new covers for the rest of the Dare to Love series at www.carlyphillips.com. And remember - there's always something new at www.carlyphillips.com... including buy links and Carly's social media info! Dare to Want More ... with NY Times Bestseller Carly Phillips!
Thanks to all for the love you've shown JUST ONE NIGHT, my New Adult Erotic Romance Novella. #2 in the Take a Chance series, ONE SPECIAL NIGHT, is now available and specially priced for just .99 for a limited time. Also, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of my very first book, NOW AND ALWAYS, it's currently free at various retailers and from September 1 to September 30, the SOUTH BEACH SIZZLES Collection which includes this book will be specially priced at .99! For more information, please visit www.caridad.com.
New Release by Jennifer Probst! A novella of a different kind - DANTE'S FIRE! It's Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero... Dante Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love. Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her. But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both... Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, digital copy only $2.99. Also available at Audible, Ibooks, Google Play and Kobo!
Mary Jo Putney
NOT QUITE A WIFE, Lost Lords #6 by Mary Jo Putney can now be purchased in mass market paperback and e-book. Laurel Herbert gave James Kirkland her heart as an innocent girl-until she saw him perform an act of shocking violence. That night she left the husband who is far more than the fashionable lord he seems, and he let her go without a word of protest. Ten years later, a chance encounter turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored. But as they try to rebuild what was broken, they must face common enemies and a very uncommon love.... Undeniable passion wars with clashing views on right and wrong in another memorable masterpiece from one of the genre's best. Gorgeously done." - Library Journal, Starred Review.
DANCING ON THE WIND, Mary Jo's RITA winning Regency historical, is now available as an audiobook! Like his nickname, Lucifer, Lord Strathmore is know for unearthly beauty and diabolical cleverness. Lucien uses his formidable talents to protect his country from hidden enemies-until he meets a mysterious woman whose skill at deception is the equal of his own. "Dancing on the Wind is Mary Jo Putney at her best, combining suspense, humor, and sensuality. Readers will be enthralled and enraptured with this irresistible tale." Kathe Robin, Romantic Times, 4½ stars. Take a look at Mary Jo's blog at www.wordwenches.com and her Facebook Page.
Look for THE FIVE DEATHS OF ROXANNE LOVE, on sale for a limited time at Amazon and B&N and THE THREE FATES OF RYAN LOVE available for preorder now. Also on sale, NYT & USA TODAY bestselling boxed set, DARK & DEADLY: EIGHT BAD BOYS OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE featuring an original novella of the Beyond by Erin Quinn, as well as full length novels and novellas by Jennifer Ashley, Alyssa Day, and many more! Alpha-male bad boys will fulfill your darkest, 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. Or follow me on Facebook and Twitter!
FRANCIS RAY'S LIKE THE FIRST TIME - September is Self-Improvement Month and like the three friends in Francis Ray's book LIKE THE FIRST TIME, each of us has an opportunity to self-evaluate our lives, jobs, relationships and futures. What better way to get started in going about the business of Self-Improvement and Self-Evaluation than to pick-up a copy of my mom's bestselling feel-good read? Have you read LIKE THE FIRST TIME? Well, here's your chance to kick-back and do so and maybe invite some friend to read along with you! Visit with me "Michelle", Francis Ray's daughter, at www.francisray.com to find out more about my mom, her books, upcoming releases including the audio book for ALL THAT I DESIRE, and bits and pieces of insightful memories with Francis Ray.
HER LAST WHISPER by Karen Robards is available now! Readers who relish heated passion and chilling suspense love New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards's acclaimed novels featuring Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone. A heroine with a keen mind for catching killers and a soft heart for bad boys, Charlie is back in this third sizzling paranormal romance thriller. Advance praise for Her Last Whisper - "[Karen] Robards's adept worldbuilding and the clock-ticking rescue arc aided by paranormal witnesses create a compelling read, while the cliffhanger ending will bring readers back for more. A tightly written ghostly romantic suspense novel with intriguing supernatural elements and sizzling sexual tension." - Kirkus Reviews
And they lived happily ever after... EDEN ROBINS is giving a month long online workshop in September entitled Cinderella: Writing the Modern Day Fairy Tale. Please visit http://ce.savvyauthors.com/ to learn more and register. An excerpt from Eden's work in progress, BEAUTIFUL UGLY AND OTHER SUCH MODERN DAY FAIRY TALES, will be posting soon 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 one of her AFTER SUNDOWN titles.
Long-time Blaze author Joanne Rock releases her first Harlequin Superromance today, PROMISES UNDER THE PEACH TREE, a coming home story set in the small town of Heartache, TN. The book is the first of three stories in the Heartache series and to celebrate, Joanne is having a blog tour with some great prizes bags. Check out one of her stops at Lusty Penguin Reviews, Pink Fluffy Hearts and more found here. Later this month, look for Joanne's special 2-in-1 holiday release with Tawny Weber, UNDERCOVER FESTIVITIES, featuring a reissue of Joanne's sexy Christmas tale, UNDER WRAPS.
Karen Rock's novel, WISH ME TOMORROW, is a finalist in the Published Maggie Awards. Also, her third Harlequin Heartwarming novel, SOMEONE LIKE YOU, is available this month. It's a friends-to-love romance with an online dating twist. She's giving away a $100 Amazon gift card and autographed copies of WISH ME TOMORROW, HIS HOMETOWN GIRL, and SOMEONE LIKE YOU through her blog tour this month. Check her website, karenrock.com for dates. Links to purchase SOMEONE LIKE YOU are: Print Book, Amazon Kindle, and B&N Nook.
OUT NOW: The audiobook of my Thriller Award-nominated HUNTRESS MOON is now available. This pulse-pounding bestselling suspense series follows a haunted FBI agent on his hunt for that most rare of criminals: a female serial killer. His attraction to her may prove the most lethal thing of all. More about the series. COMING SOON: Thomas & Mercer has picked up the Huntress/FBI series and will re-release HUNTRESS MOON and BLOOD MOON, along with the new Book 3, COLD MOON, in January. EVENTS: I'm talking about the Huntress series at Bloody Scotland this month, then headed for Long Beach and San Diego in November for Bouchercon (the World Mystery Convention) and ITW's Military Book Fair, then straight to Reykjavik for Iceland Noir. (Can you say "jet lag"?) GIVEAWAYS: Sign up for a chance to win a signed hardcover of my witchy thriller BOOK OF SHADOWS. CONTACT: I love talking to readers on Facebook, my blog, the Murderati blog, Goodreads and Twitter. Or email me email@example.com
Wendy Corsi Staub
New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub continues her book tour for her latest release, THE PERFECT STRANGER (HarperCollins, August 2014). Readers in western New York, the Hudson Valley, and western Connecticut can find her in those locations through mid-September, with details at www.wendycorsistaub.com. THE PERFECT STRANGER is the second in a trio of standalone social media thrillers and features a group of female bloggers who finally meet in person after one in their circle is murdered in what appears to be a random crime. In its four-star review, RT Bookreviews says: "In a word: terrifying. The author's latest thriller combines a main character who quickly wins the reader's heart with tense drama that propels the story forward. The well-plotted mystery features a particularly malevolent villain whose actions will make readers think twice about relationships that develop in cyberspace." Also available are a prequel novella, COLD HEARTED, and the first book in the trilogy, THE GOOD SISTER (HarperCollins, October 2013) is one of a dozen titles on Suspense Magazine's Top 2013 Reads and is about cyber-bullying and a fictionalized Facebook. The third book, THE BLACK WIDOW, set in the world of online dating, goes on sale February 24th.
Roxanne St. Claire
The next release in the popular Barefoot Bay Brides series is out on September 8, available in print and ebook. In BAREFOOT IN LACE, destination wedding planner Gussie McBain needs a man...specifically, a wedding photographer. Just her luck that the shutterbug she runs into is more used to snapping pictures of glamorous models in couture gowns than brides in white lace. Still, Gussie asks for a favor she never dreams superstar photographer TJ DeMille will actually grant. Tom DeMille lives his life exactly as he pleases--always alone. But when Tom is suddenly saddled with guardianship of his twelve-year-old niece, he'll lose more than his freedom if he can't figure out how to take care of her. Then an alluring young woman with pink hair and a sassy mouth shows up at his door, and he agrees to do the unthinkable...photograph a wedding in exchange for some help with his niece. As Tom begins to take down the walls Gussie has erected around herself, he discover a truly beautiful and tender woman he knows he could love. But will his own heartache and refusal to lay down roots prevent him from giving Gussie the family life she craves...or could she be the one woman who can finally break his vow of solitude? BAREFOOT IN LACE - coming on September 8, 2014
Susan Wiggs is celebrating the re-release of her award-winning historical romance, THE MIST AND THE MAGIC. It's been re-titled THE MAIDEN OF IRELAND and will be out in September. And did you see her on the TV reality show, "Shipping Wars"? No kidding, the season finale featured Susan and her friends awaiting a delivery of specially-labeled wine for her book launch party for THE BEEKEEPER'S BALL.
EXTRAORDINARY LOVE (10 Enthralling Paranormal Romances) - Everybody needs love - especially those sexy shapeshifters, gentlemen ghosts, misunderstood demons and witches, and intergalactic leaders who rule other galaxies. You'll find all of these otherworldly heartthrob heroes - and the strong, sexy women who make their perfect matches - in this captivating collection of paranormal titles from Crimson Romance: Of Eternal Life by Micah Persell, Her Ghost Wears Kilts by Kathleen Shaputis, A Demon in Waiting by Holley Trent, The Garnet Dagger by Andrea R. Cooper; The Peacekeeper's Soul by Candace Sams, Embrace the Fire by Spring Stevens, Swamp Magic by Bobbi Romans, Discovery by Lisa White, Fated Souls by Becky Flade, The Nymph's Labyrinth by Danica Winters.
Sandra has spent the summer traveling in Turkey and Greece to research her next novel, set in the exotic world of lost Byzantium. Meanwhile she is looking forward to the release of her debut novel THE ROSE OF YORK: LOVE & WAR in the Czech Republic. She wishes everyone a happy Labor Day weekend!
NEW YORK TIMES Mass Market Paperback Fiction 09/07
#9 CONCEALED IN DEATH by J. D. Robb*
#14 HOW THE SCOUNDREL SEDUCES by Sabrina Jeffries
#25 DARK WOLF by Christine Feehan*
NEW YORK TIMES eBook Fiction 09/07
#10 NO IN BETWEEN by Lisa Renee Jones
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Trade Paperback Fiction 0/1
#8 SWAN POINT by Sherryl Woods
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Mass Market Paperback Fiction 0/01
#7 CONCEALED IN DEATH by J. D. Robb*
#12 HOW THE SCOUNDREL SEDUCES by Sabrina Jeffries
#13 DARK WOLF by Christine Feehan*
#22 THE PERFECT HOPE by Nora Roberts*
#24 BOMBSHELL by Catherine Coulter*
USA TODAY Bestselling Books 08/28
#45 HOW THE SCOUNDREL SEDUCES by Sabrina Jeffries
#56 NO IN BETWEEN by Lisa Renee Jones
#67 CONCEALED IN DEATH by J. D. Robb*
#134 TAKING IT ALL by Maya Banks*
#142 SWAN POINT by Sherryl Woods
#142 SWAN POINT by Sherryl Woods
* Berkley Jove Authors
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