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New Mystery/Suspense Newsletter

We're excited to announce the launch of a newsletter devoted entirely to Mystery and Suspense! To receive a monthly newsletter with information on the latest mystery, suspense and thriller releases from Writerspace authors, sign up at http://www.writerspace.com/mysteries/

Writerspace Welcomes New Authors:

Tule Publishing! Tule Publishing brings you the best in commercial fiction, from romance to chick-lit to compelling women's fiction. Whether you're in the mood for sexy or sweet, Tule brings you fresh, modern, and exciting plots and beloved classic romance. Each of our imprints brings you something different, and there's something for everyone! For more information, visit http://tulepublishing.com.

Cheyenne McCray! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cheyenne McCray's books have received multiple awards and nominations, including: RT Book Reviews magazine's Reviewer's Choice awards for Best Erotic Romance of the year and Best Paranormal Action Adventure of the year, and three RT Book Reviews nominations. The latest novel in her high-octane romantic suspense "Lawmen" series, POINT BLANK, is now available. Her "Armed & Dangerous" series is now in eBook, with all four novels and one novella available for preorder. This series was expanded for St. Martin's Griffin and only available in print. For more information and book excerpts, visit http://cheyennemccray.com.

Anna Bradley! Anna Bradley has been an avid reader, writer and book fondler since childhood, when she pilfered her first romance novel and stole away to her bedroom to devour it. This insatiable love of the written word persisted throughout her childhood in Maine, where it led to a master's degree in English Literature. Anna writes steamy historical romance (think garters, fops and riding crops) and squeezes in a career as a writing and literature professor on the side. Her debut novel, A WICKED WAY TO WIN AN EARL, will be published by Berkley this November. For more information and book excerpts, visit http://www.annabradley.net/.

Julie LeMense! Julie LeMense is a Georgetown University graduate with a degree in English Literature, and has been a Regency romance addict since she read her first deliciously bad Barbara Cartland novel. Her debut novel, ONCE UPON A WAGER was released last year. Her latest novel, ONCE UPON A SCANDAL, is available now! For more information and book excerpts, visit http://www.julielemense.com/.

Sharon Hamilton! Sharon Hamilton is a NYT and USAToday bestselling author most known for her SEAL Brotherhood series. Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you've read before, since they don't have to go to ground and can walk around in the full light of the sun. Sharon's Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won't find any of these beings in any Sunday school class. Sharon's latest SEAL Brotherhood novel, Band of Bachelors: Lucas, will be availabe in October. For more information and book excerpts, visit http://authorsharonhamilton.com/.

Kylie Brant! Kylie Brant has penned over thirty award-winning romantic suspense novels for Berkley Sensation and Silhouette. She's a three-time Rita nominee, has been nominated for five Romantic Times awards, and is a RT Career Achievement award winner. In 2004 and 2009 she was awarded the overall Daphne du Maurier award for best romantic suspense novel. Her book UNDERCOVER BRIDE is on Romantic Times magazine's All-Time Favorites list. Her dark romantic thriller Mindhunters series continues with WHAT THE DEAD KNOW, coming December 1. For more information and book excerpts, visit http://www.kyliebrant.com.

Donna Every! Donna Every lives in Barbados with her husband, two children and five dogs. She is the author of three non-fiction books "What Do You Have in Your House? Surviving in Times of Financial Crisis", "The Promise Keeper" and "Arise and Shine". Her articles have been published in numerous online newsletters and business websites. She published her first novel, THE MERGER MOGUL, in 2012. Her articles based on that book, were featured in over 40 publications and on websites such as Yahoo! Finance, Reuters.com, MSNBC.com, CBSNews.com and MarketWatch.com. She followed it up with a sequel, THE HIGH ROAD in 2013. For more information and book excerpts, drop by http://www.donnaevery.com.

Cynthia D'Alba! Cynthia D'Alba spent seventeen years in the healthcare field followed by a stint as the Director of Graduate Programs at the Fogelman College of Business and later as an Assistant Dean for Executive Programs in the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before retiring to devote her time to reading, travel and writing. Texas Bossa Nova, the latest in her Texas Montgomery Mavericks books, was released in March. Her novella "Saddles and Soot" in is currently available in the 12-ALARM COWBOYS anthology. For more information and book excerpts, drop by http://cynthiadalba.com/.


Catherine Anderson
I have just sent in the revisions to NEW LEAF, the second book in my Mystic Creek series. It's due for an early January, 2016, release, and I'm already excited about it. After I take a break and get my breath back, I'll be starting on another book. Martha and Mary Lou, our cows, both had their calves this month. Added to the foal Katy recently produced, and my 30+ baby chicks (not so baby any longer), I have quite the menagerie now. The cats and dogs think I've lost my mind, but they seem to be enjoying the extra critters. I spent a few days camping at a nearby lake in July, and I hope to do that again soon. Getting out in the woods and cooking near a fire gets me back to nature and renews me. I'll admit, though, that at this stage of my life I do enjoy "camping" in my travel trailer with a good mattress! Catch me on Facebook at Catherine Anderson Author. See you there!


Robyn Carr
Robyn Carr Indulges in Her WILDEST DREAMS - Readers are in for a real treat August 25 when Robyn Carr takes them to Thunder Point in her WILDEST DREAMS. WILDEST DREAMS - Professional athlete Blake Smiley has traveled the world, but he wants to put down the roots he's never had and picks Thunder Point to call home. There he thinks he can focus on his training without distractions, but then he meets single mom Lin Su Simmons and her inquisitive teenage son, Charlie. Lin Su is nursing Blake's next-door neighbor, Winnie Banks, through the realities of ALS. She's proud of taking charge and never showing weakness, but with a job, debt and Charlie's health issues, she has her hands full. And Charlie is asking questions about his family history she doesn't want to answer. When Charlie enlists Blake's help to escape his overprotective mother, Lin Su resents his interference. But Blake is certain he is the man she and Charlie need. When the past arrives to haunt her, Blake comes to the rescue, proving he could be the man of her dreams. Together, they recognize that family is who you choose it to be. READ a WILDEST DREAMS excerpt on Robyn's website and pre-order today!


Christina Dodd
When my publisher recently posted the Virtue Falls short story, THE LISTENER, for free on Wattpad, the response was so enthusiastic and so many new readers joined me that starting now, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, Lost Hearts #1, will be posted as a serial on Wattpad. That means every week two chapters will be posted for you to enjoy. The first two chapters are here. Want to know when the next chapters go up? Follow ChristinaDoddAuthor. Don't want to read a book two chapters a week? The Lost Hearts series is also available for purchase in e-book with bonus material (synopses, original chapters and author commentary.) If you haven't tried my romantic suspense, here's your chance to read JUST THE WAY YOU ARE as a series free on Wattpad. Enjoy!


Sabrina Jeffries
August marks the launch of NYT and USA Today bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries's Sinful Suitors series which is centered around the newly formed St. George's Club, founded by a group of well-meaning gentlemen who conspire to keep their unattached sisters and wards out of the clutches of sinful suitors. Which works fine... except for when the sinful suitors are members! THE ART OF SINNING, book 1 in this sexy new Regency romance series, launched July 22 to rave reviews. "...another elegantly written, deliciously sensual romance that will have fans of Regency historical romances sighing happily with satisfaction."-Booklist, starred review. "Jeffries's talent is clear, and readers will delight in the multidimensional characters, fast-paced plot, and heaps of emotional passion and sensuality."-Publishers Weekly. Readers are already clamoring for the second book in that series, THE STUDY OF SEDUCTION, which releases in April 2016. Visit the newly designed www.SabrinaJeffries.com for more information about The Sinful Suitors series, and follow the author on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for the most up-to-date news. Guest blog alert! Drop by Read-a-Romance Month blog August 2 to read a fun post from Sabrina Jeffries.


Jayne Ann Krentz
She's a soprano with some killer high notes. Ella Morgan isn't just any music talent: she's a Siren with the ability to sing a man to sleep--or his death. And she's just the partner Rafe needs on his newest job. Too bad he dumped her once because Ella is not the kind of girl you can walk out on twice. Jayne Castle brings you an adventure on Rainshadow Island filled with paranormal happenings, dinosaurs, and a dust bunny that will charm your socks off! Get your hands on SIREN'S CALL and have yourself an adventure this summer! Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Kobo.


Elizabeth Lowell
"So what?" the practical part of her mind pointed out. "The last thing I need is a man." Sara Medina knew poor--she was the child of a family that had more babies than money. Determined to escape poverty, Sara vowed to work hard enough to secure her own life and forego a family of her own. When she meets Jay Vermilion for business, there's no denying her attraction. And when a killer targets her, she'll need to get even closer to Jay. Elizabeth Lowell is serializing the first six chapters of PERFECT TOUCH on her website for you to read now. Free! Prefer to buy instead? Order PERFECT TOUCH today from Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Kobo.


Linda Lael Miller
Linda Lael Miller – Looking Ahead to October & Christmas - In sixty days Linda Lael Miller's charming Brides of Bliss County novel, CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK, goes on sale. Connected to the trilogy that concluded with June's THE MARRIAGE SEASON, this holiday gift hardcover would make the perfect gift for the special women on your gift list-and don't forget yourself! CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK - Charlotte Morgan grew up in Mustang Creek, Wyoming, and couldn't wait to escape to New York. But she's lonely there, with a job she doesn't love and dating frogs she meets online. Back home, veterinarian Jaxon Locke had definite possibilities-but he moved to Idaho to fill in at his dad's practice just as things were getting interesting. Now Charlotte's great-aunt Geneva-the woman who raised her-needs to enter an assisted-living facility. So just before Christmas Charlotte moves home. When Jax hears the news, he's rushes back to Wyoming to win Charlotte back. Christmas in Mustang Creek is a magical time, not the least because of a mysterious visitor named Mrs. Klozz. She's ready to help out Santa by giving these two a push in the right direction! Pre-order your copy of CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK today.


Susan Elizabeth Phillips
If you missed HEROES the first time around (and I hope you didn't), you have another chance. HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS is now available in mass market paperback! So far I've had a blast meeting my readers in New York City, Memphis and Pawleys Island, SC. My appearances in connection with the U.S. paperback release of HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS continue. I'll be visiting La Grange, IL on Aug. 1, Sykesville, MD on Aug. 7 and KissCon Chicago on Sept. 28. Come out and join the fun! Please see the Appearances Page of my website for specific locations and dates. HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS - A great, gloomy house, an isolated island in the North Atlantic, a VERY dangerous hero, and a heroine who only wants to be left alone. (Ha!) The perfect antidote for these hot, humid summer days. 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. I love interacting with my readers on 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
Read more about your Dark Protectors in WICKED RIDE, which is available right now. It's Dark Protectors, those Alpha males who are as possessive and protective as ever...on Harleys. PURCHASE HERE. I hope you are enjoying an amazing summer! As summer begins to wind down a little, grab a copy of my latest release on July 21 of OVER THE TOP, book 4 in the Maverick Montana series. This is Dawn & Hawk's story. Dawn Freeze has had a huge crush on Hawk Rain for years, and the entire town knows it. It's understandable! The man is total hotness. Now he's on leave for exactly one week. And this time, he's made it crystal clear that he only wants one thing. Her. Order your copy here. Up next is SCORPIUS RISING, a novella in the On The Hunt Anthology, scheduled for release August 25, 2015. Pre-order your copy here. I had such a great time at the Romance Writers of America "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing event in New York in July! To stay on top of all my latest news, get extra content, and win books and swag, sign up to receive my newsletter.


Victoria Alexander
THE SHOCKING SECRET OF A GUEST AT THE WEDDING (Millworth Manor, book 4) will be on sale for $1.99 all through August (ebook version)! "No Alexander romance is complete without her trademark droll banter, charming characters, and well-placed plot twists and Jack and Teddy are two of her all-time finest creations." - Publishers Weekly. Find out about more sales, how writer's procrastinate, and the latest news in the world of Victoria Alexander on her website, Facebook page and by subscribing to her newsletter!


Laura Benedict
Copperheads, raindrops, peaches, oh, my! It's been a full summer at my house, with all my zinnias drooping, wet, in their pots, and copperheads coming out of the woods and orchards looking for...well, I'm not sure what they're looking for, but they need to stop looking for it on my deck. So I've been holed up inside, writing a new Bliss House story, COLD ALONE (available soon) to get you ready for my next dark Southern gothic, CHARLOTTE'S STORY: A Bliss House Novel. It's set in 1957, and is out in October, but you can enter to win one of three copies in a Goodreads giveaway that ends August 14th. (Please put it on your TBR shelf, too!) Read more about CHARLOTTE'S STORY and the original BLISS HOUSE (now in paperback) on my website. Remember to enter my monthly contest: August's prize is one of the books that inspired CHARLOTTE'S STORY-du Maurier's classic, REBECCA-and a $10 Starbucks card. Good luck, and have a wonderful rest of the summer! P.S. Look for a special price on my Appalachian Frankenstein tale, DEVIL'S OVEN, featuring Ivy, a seamstress who sews herself up a man, all during August. At Amazon and BN.com.


Shayla Black
Happy August, y'all! I'm beyond excited to kick off a brand new series I'm co-writing with New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake called The Perfect Gentlemen. What's it about? They are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy: privileged, wealthy, powerful friends with a wild side. But a deadly scandal is about to tear down their seemingly ideal lives... The first book, SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS, releases August 18th! I can't wait for you to meet Gabe and Everly, along with the rest of the Perfect Gentlemen. This fall, I'll be releasing two new Wicked Lovers titles. PURE WICKED (A Wicked Lovers novella) is presented by 1,001 Dark Nights and will be available on September 8. The next full-length Wicked Lovers novel comes out on October 6th. WICKED FOR YOU will feature hunky Axel and his lovely "Mystery." Both of these coming-soon reads are available for pre-order. I hope you enjoy all of my new releases. Happy end of summer. Hugs!


Kim Boykin
RT gives Kim Boykin's newest title 4.5 stars and says A PEACH OF A PAIR(8/4/15) is, "A lush Southern tale to cherish. A truly delightful read." Set In 1953, it is the story of young woman picking up the pieces of her life with the help of two spirited, elderly sisters in South Carolina. ‘Bama belle, Nettie Gilbert, has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College in South Carolina, but as graduation approaches, she can't wait to return to her family-and her childhood sweetheart, Brooks-in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married...to her own sister. Devastated, Nettie drops out of school and takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge. Emily is fiercely protective of the ailing Lurleen, but their sisterhood has weathered many storms. And as Nettie learns more about their lives on a trip to see a faith healer halfway across the country, she'll discover that love and forgiveness will one day lead her home.


Allison Brennan
Lucy Kincaid is back and tackles her two most complex cases yet! In BEST LAID PLANS (8/4/15) rookie FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is assigned to investigate the suspicious death of Harper Worthington, a government contractor who's married to a member of Congress. Lucy's boyfriend Sean Rogan is hired by Harper's company to determine if security was breeched, but his involvement causes friction between Lucy and the FBI. When Lucy and her by-the-book partner determine that Harper was poisoned, they find themselves in the middle of a far-reaching conspiracy run by a ruthless killer who will do anything to get what he wants. RT Book Reviews gave BEST LAID PLANS a Top Pick! and said, "[I]ntense suspense! Hang on tight, for this incredible tale will keep readers guessing while providing some heart-stopping thrills!" You can now pre-order NO GOOD DEED(11/3/15) which continues the explosive story of Lucy, Sean and Kane Rogan. Former DEA Agent Nicole Rollins has a deadly plan to divide and conquer everyone involved in her incarceration, starting with a million dollar bounty for the head of Kane Rogan ... or is the bounty a distraction from her real endgame? "The Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan novels just keep getting better!" --RT Book Reviews


Stella Cameron
Folly-on-Weir--it sounds like a bucolic hamlet in the English countryside, but the unimaginable lurks just around the next bend. The townsfolk are finally starting to recover from the murder of a stranger when another body is discovered. Join amateur sleuth Alex Duggins as she one again turns her pub, The Black Dog, into headquarters for her own investigation. Pre-order OUT COMES THE EVIL today from Amazon or B&N. And if you want to dig into what happened with that first corpse, order a copy of FOLLY, available now from Amazon, B&N,and Kobo.


Ann Christopher
Dear Readers, I can't believe the summer's almost over! I've been busy revising ON FIRE (Ethan & Sofia's story), which is the next novel in my JOURNEY'S END small-town contemporary romance series, and getting it ready for release later this year. And speaking of JOURNEY'S END, I hope you'll look for LET'S DO IT, the first full-length book in the series, which is STILL AVAILABLE! 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 also available in ebook! An updated and expanded edition of the love story between alpha-attorney Mike Baldwin and his legal intern, Dara Williams, it 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 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 www.AnnChristopher.com and facebook.com/AnnChristopherAuthor for the latest news.


Debra Clopton
Debra Clopton's newest Four of Hearts Ranch Romance is coming on August 11. RT Magazine says...COUNTING ON A COWBOY...doesn't disappoint...an emotional roller coaster, but couldn't have been written in any other way. Preorder COUNTING ON A COWBOY now and get it on August 11. Available at Amazon, B&N, KOBO, and CBD. Also available for preorder is CHASE, book 3 of New Horizon Ranch of Mule Hollow Series. CHASE goes on sale Sept 19 at Amazon, Kobo, iBooks and Nook. In the news: Debra's German translation of HER MULE HOLLOW COWBOY (Ein Cowboy Fur Maddie) has been doing great in Germany and she's in the process of having RAFE translated and made into an audio book in the English language. Debra has a new website design so visit her at debraclopton.com to sign up for her Newsletter, win prizes, get the latest scoop on what's happening and for sales info. She has lots of fun stuff planned over the next few months.


Dani Collins
FREE DOWNLOAD: CRUEL SUMMER by Dani Collins! Chelsea Parks grew up believing she would marry her best friend's brother. She gave him her virginity and he broke her heart. Now she's maid of honor in his sister's wedding and staying in his family's summer home where she's burning alive in old flames. Gavin is as easy to love as ever, but futures aren't built on a weekend of nostalgia. Are they? CRUEL SUMMER is a short story of about seventy pages, available in Kindle and ePub format if you sign up for Dani's newsletter. Get CRUEL SUMMER here.


Margaret Daley
Finally out by Margaret Daley - the 4th book in my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations, a romantic suspense series - DEADLY COUNTDOWN. Allie Martin, a widow, has a secret protector who manipulates her life without anyone knowing until... When Remy Broussard, an injured police officer, returns to Port David, Louisiana to visit before his medical leave is over, he discovers his childhood friend, Allie Martin, is being stalked. As Remy protects Allie and tries to find her stalker, they realize their feelings go beyond friendship. When the stalker is found, they begin to explore the deeper feelings they have for each other, only to have a more sinister threat come between them. Will Allie be able to save Remy before he dies at the hand of a maniac? Buy links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo and Google Play.


Justine Davis
CUTTER IS BACK! Yes, that furry rascal returns in his sixth Cutter's Code adventure, OPERATION HOMECOMING. And this one was sparked by a letter from a reader! Justine says "If you've been reading the Cutter's Code series, you'll know I've been exploring the brother relationship. But now it was a best friend that had me fascinated, an awkward, rather nerdy child who had bloomed into an amazing woman I was really starting to like. But I had to come up with a hero who deserved her. And then one day a reader wrote me a note saying in essence, "Hey, you forgot a brother!" And indeed I had. Walker Cole had been mentioned in passing a couple of times as Hayley's "walkabout" brother, but I hadn't really delved into where he'd been or why. Because I had no idea. Well now I do, and wow, what a time he's been through! He had to work very hard for his happy ending---and his heroine---but he's learned the hard way how to be tough enough. It was a long journey for both characters in this story. Nearly a lifetime, in fact. I hope you enjoy their story.


Sylvia Day
Sylvia Day, the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today & #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels, will be at the Wicked Mafia Book Signing in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 1st, 2015. Join authors and readers at the gorgeous Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu for this indie author event. A signing will be held from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday where you can meet and get your books signed by Sylvia and other attending authors. For more information on this and any other events, check out Sylvia's website.


Laura Drewry
I hope you're all having a great summer and that you've found a new favourite book or two. I just finished beta reading a book for Ann Christopher's Journey's End series and it was fabulous! If you haven't read any of them yet, I hope you check them out. ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE, the third book in my Friends First series, is now available and I'd love to hear what you think about Brett and Ellie, so please feel free to email me at laura@lauradrewry.com with your thoughts. I'll soon be putting the finishing touches on the final book in the series where we watch Maya try to figure out what forever really feels like and if she has the strength left in her to fight for it. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter for updates!


Riley Edgewood
TRUTH & TEMPTATION is out in the world and available at all major ebook retailers! Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Kobo. The third standalone in my Summer Love series, this is Teagan's story: A sexy romance about a girl who's a liar with walls up high enough to keep everyone out-and the guy who's determined to break them down. All she wants with him is a one-night stand. What she ends up with is her new boss. Whoops. To celebrate the book's release, I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, an ALEX AND ANI charm bangle, and 5 signed paperbacks. You can enter here! Also, ROCK & RELEASE is on sale for 99¢ through the first week of August. Now's the time to grab the book that kicked off the entire series! Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Kobo. Have a lovely month, everyone! I'm home, recovering from an awesome RWA-blog post forthcoming!


J.T. Ellison
August is going to be an incredible month. Catherine Coulter and I are starting our 4th Nicholas Drummond thriller, and wow, is it going to be cool. If you need to catch up on the series, the paperback of THE LOST KEY releases August 25, and the new book in the series, THE END GAME, will be out September 15. Stop by my contest page for a chance to win awesome prizes, and don't forget to sign up for my newsletter for unique content.


Bronwen Evans
Dear Readers, I had a fabulous July holidaying in the USA, which included attending the Romance Writers of America conference in NY. I managed to get my hands on a limited edition BOOK format copy of A TOUCH OF PASSION from my Random House book-signing event. I'm running a contest on my website in August where one reader can win this signed BOOK of A TOUCH OF PASSION book #3 in my USA Today Bestselling Disgraced Lords series (only 30 copies were printed). So pop over to my website and ensure you've entered... . "Bronwen Evans spins a sexy romp in A Touch of Passion as a lord who doesn't dare love, is locked in passionate battle with a woman who will accept nothing less. And may the best woman win!" – Mary Jo Putney NYT bestselling author. "A fast-paced, passionate adventure!"–Gaelen Foley, NYT Bestselling author of The Secrets of a Scoundrel


Donna Every
I am excited to announce the release of my new novel WHAT NOW?, a rock star romance. In April I threw out a challenge to my Facebook friends (in keeping with the Women's International Day theme) to make something happen. I was half way through the book and I said that I would finish it by April 30. I actually finished on May 1 but I was delighted and now I'm thrilled to share it with you. Sexy rock star Nick Badley has no bucket list; he's living it. He's been there and done that, yet a part of him is still unfulfilled and he's beginning to ask himself the question: What now? Can documentary journalist Shari Goodwin help him to answer it?


Amelia Grey
On Sale August 4, 2015 THE EARL CLAIMS A BRIDE, Book # 2 in the Heirs' Club of Scoundrels Series - Amelia Grey is back with a brand-new tale of daring, desire, and a delightfully scandalous bargain in her Regency-set romance, THE EARL CLAIMS A BRIDE. CAN A HASTILY ARRANGED MATCH BECOME A LOVE FOR ALL TIME? Harrison Thornwick is the Heirs' Club's newest member. His carefree days as a reckless rogue carousing around London are suddenly behind him after the tragic death of his brother makes him the new Earl. What's more, the Prince himself has offered to secure Harrison's marital prospects. When he sees the young lady in the flesh, he finds her too beautiful and fascinating to resist. Princely command or not, Angelina Rule has no desire to marry the Earl of Thornwick. She's waiting for her childhood sweetheart to return from the army, she's not about to be paired up with an infamous scoundrel like Harrison. But with Thornwick determined to make her his wife in more ways than one, Angelina will have to put up all her defenses if she is to resist being seduced. Still available: Book #1 THE DUKE IN MY BED


Carolyn Haines
Two brand spanking new Sarah Booth Delaney Mississippi Delta Mystery Adventures - Both available for pre-order - KILLER TAILS e-bundle is $.99 and "Jingle Bones" a X-mas short story $1.99. KILLER TAILS, an e-bundle of 8 pet mysteries, features 8 stories from some of the most beloved pet-themed mystery writers. In GURU BONES, Sarah Booth and Tinkie take on the gruesome murder of food activist Priya Karsan. But it is the four-legged gumshoes who solve the mystery in a brand new, original novella crafted just for this collection. And Christmas will never be the same in Zinnia, Mississippi. JINGLE BONES, an e-original Christmas story featuring Mississippi PI Sarah Booth Delaney, offers all the Southern charm and zany adventure Carolyn Haines's fans have come to expect--and more. Sarah Booth just wants the perfect Christmas holiday. Even with the dissolution of her engagement, she refuses to lose her Christmas spirit. But when Theodora Prince--an ex classmate and current Pastor's wife--comes calling with a year-old case and cash upfront, Sarah Booth must find the truth about the boys who ruined last year's Christmas pageant in time to stop them from doing it again.


Sharon Hamilton
The Band of Bachelors series will launch 8/4/15 with BAND OF BACHELORS: LUCAS coming out in novella format first. I plan on writing a total of five books in this series, all of them dealing with each bachelor character, and his happily ever after. What makes these boys so different than other SEALs I've written, is that they are divorced, great at their jobs being elite warriors, and very exciting in the bedroom, but a complete failure when it comes to family and marriage. So, over the course of the Band of Bachelor series, you'll see some divorce courtroom drama, child custody issues, infidelity and a HEA for guys who don't want anything to do with a wedding band and an altar.


Kristan Higgins
IF YOU ONLY KNEW hits bookshelves and e-readers on August 25th! The story of two sisters finding their way through relationship ups-and-downs, the book has already received fantastic reviews. If you¹re looking for a book that will make you laugh and cry, look no further. Kirkus called it "A compelling story...a powerful, emotionally charged winner." Preorder the book, and you could win a $500 gift card! Click here for more info! Kristan will be on book tour as well, and five readers will have dinner with her before each signing. Email her at k.higgins@snet.net if you'd like to be chosen. (The signings all begin at 7 unless otherwise noted.) August 25, RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT / August 26, Andersen Bookstore, Naperville, IL / September 1, East Lansing, MI ­ Schuler¹s Books & Music / September 2, St. Louis ­ St. Charles City-County Library (Spencer Rd. Branch) / September 5 ­ Decatur Book Festival: panel with Robyn Carr & Meg Cabot, 4:15 pm (no reader dinner at this locale, unfortunately) / September 9, Phoenix, AZ ­ Changing Hands Bookstore / September 14, Natick, Massachusetts ­ Bacon Free Library / September 15 (Tues) Fairfield, CT ­ Fairfield University Bookstore.


Madeline Hunter
Get Wicked! Madeline has posted an excerpt from her forthcoming (Oct 6) book, TALL, DARK AND WICKED. Click here to read! Ives is known as the most sensible of the sons of the Duke. Sound advice and decisive action are his stock in trade. He is a paragon, by Zeus. Except when it comes to women. Then his preferences demand that he seek out experienced mistresses who will not be shocked by the arrangements he negotiates. He has no interest in romance until a startling woman calls on him one evening, asking for help he cannot give her without compromising both his social standing and his principles. He should not be interested in her. He dare not pursue her. But Padua Belvoir invades his head, and incites his passion, and eventually has him doing things he never thought he would do. Three ARC's to be given away in August. Madeline is gearing up for the release of TALL, DARK AND WICKED, so sign up for her newsletter here to receive information on all contests and giveaways starting in August. Romance Unlaced: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, Madeline posts an article about historical romances on the Happy Ever After blog on USAToday.com. Visit her recent article, an interview with author Sabrina Jeffries about her latest novel, THE ART OF SINNING. Includes an exclusive excerpt.


Suzanne Johnson
Are you going to Authors After Dark 2015 in Atlanta on Aug. 12-16? Be sure to look for Suzanne Johnson (aka Susannah Sandlin), who'll be hosting a table at the "Bump in the Night Ball" and the "Shifter Luncheon," as well as serving on panels, playing Cards Against Humanity, participating in the Saturday book-signing, and hanging out way too much at the Sheraton Starbucks! Suzanne also has a novella, THE CONSORT, set in her Sentinels of New Orleans multiverse, that will be included in DARK SECRETS, a paranormal noir anthology coming out on Sept. 29. In addition to THE CONSORT, the anthology will feature all-new novellas from Rachel Caine, Cynthia Eden, Megan Hart, Jeffe Kennedy, and Mina Khan. Look for a preorder link in the next issue of Author News!


Joan Johnston
I've just returned from RWA's 2015 Annual Conference in New York, where I gave a talk titled "How to Write Sexual Tension That Will Knock Their Socks Off." It was great to see so many of my writer friends and mingle with such an inspired group of talented authors-both new and multi-published. I'm delighted to announce that I've signed a three-book contract with Penguin Random House, and will be writing the long-awaited fourth book in my Mail-Order Brides series, BLACKTHORNE'S BRIDE first! SURRENDER, the sequel to SINFUL and SHAMELESS in my King's Brats series, will be next. For those of you who picked up THE BAREFOOT BRIDE when it was recently reissued, you'll be happy to know that the sequel, OUTLAW'S BRIDE, will be reissued in October with a sexy new cover. Don't forget to "like" my facebook page to enter to win contests each month and sign up for my e-newsletter so we can stay in touch! If you haven't read my latest Benedict Brothers/Bitter Creek novel UNFORGETTABLE, you can order the book in paperback through Createspace or do a digital download through Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Take care and happy reading, Joan Johnston


Lisa Renee Jones
SPECIAL EDITION copy of IF I WERE YOU will hit WALMART stores nationwide on August 3rd! Stay tuned to my newsletter for a HUGE ($500 gift card) GIVEAWAY!! Pre-Order the final two books in The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series. "His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn't trust him. I shouldn't tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need." Participate in the HUGE $100 Amazon gift card giveaway here. FORSAKEN, book #3, August 2015 - In this third book in the sexy, suspenseful The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, we meet Amy's brother Chad--and the woman who either loves him or wants him dead. Amazon / B&N / iBooks / Audio. UNBROKEN, book #4, September 2015 - The fourth and final part in the sexy, suspenseful The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series-finally revealing the long-awaited wedding between Amy and Liam. But with the explosive secret they're hiding, will their enemies ever let them live happily ever after? Amazon / B&N / iBooks. The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series page.


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 1/26/16 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 here. LOVER BE MINE is on sale now. Get the scoop at Nicole's website. Read an excerpt, and download a gorgeous bookmark here. 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! 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


Kat Martin
Excited to see one of my favorite historicals, PERFECT SIN, being re-issued this month with a fabulous new cover. In PERFECT SIN, Rand Clayton first meets Caitlin Harmon at an elegant ball in London. The attraction between the handsome duke and the fiery-haired Cait is instant. Until that night, Caitlin, the daughter of an American adventurer, never believed in marriage, but the moment she dances with Rand Clayton, Duke of Beldon, her heart is lost. Unfortunately, Rand's motives are far from noble. He is searching for a murderer--and the trail he is following leads straight to Cait's father. If you haven't read the book, I hope you'll look for it, and that you enjoy! All best wishes, Kat. Reader Comments about PERFECT SIN - "It was simply one of the best romance books that I have ever read." "This book has it all--romance, adventure, intrigue and a fabulous setting." "I could not put this down. I had tears in my eyes by the time I finished that last page. I am sorry the book came to an end." "The plot twists and turns, has incredible romantic energy, and stimulates the imagination and heart rate!"


Dale Mayer
Finally - VAMPIRE IN CRISIS will be here August 25th and is up for preorder now! This is the 8th book in the popular Family Blood Ties series and continues the saga of Tessa and Cody as they battle both humans and vampires alike. Surrounded by friends and family, every step they take puts them further into danger - a danger that could mean the end of everything they know - including each other.


Lucy Monroe
Big City, Big Romance - Seattle, the Emerald City has never been sexier than THE REAL DEAL. Amanda is a focused professional on the cusp of a major merger. Everything is proceeding well until Simon appears - six feet plus of brilliance and absolutely against the merger. Simon is stubborn and sexy, but Amanda will do whatever it takes to close this deal, including following him to a secluded island. THE REAL DEAL is a "real deal" on ebook this month for only $2.99. Check out Lucy's redesigned website at lucymonroe.com for newsletters, giveaways and excerpts!


Carly Phillips
Do you dare? DARE TO ROCK just released. Avery and Grey are heating up pages everywhere. Grab your copy today! And 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!


Candice Poarch
A KISS SO DEADLY will be available August 15. Leah Parrish Gray gets the shock of her life when she discovers her partner sold his half of their company to Jason Barrett--a man she doesn't even know. Even worse, his first demand is that she drop her latest client. A day later, the client turns up dead and Leah is attacked on her way home. Unable to reach Jason, she is forced to hunt him down. Vacations and Jason don't mix, especially forced vacations. Yet this one gives him time to wonder why his favorite uncle insisted he buy half of Leah's company. Then Leah shows up, beautiful, sensual and angry. He knows a boat load of trouble in his future. Yet, she's the first woman to turn him on since his wife's death two years ago. Determined to keep her with him for the duration of his vacation, Jason discovers a powerful enemy stalks Leah and danger explodes around them.


Jennifer Probst
Jennifer Probst's new release SUMMER SINS is part of the Hot in the Hamptons Series out August 4th. Here's the blurb for SUMMER SINS: Summer fun before my wedding...I have one goal this summer. Hang with my besties for some much needed sun, sand, and relaxation while I put the final touches on my idyllic wedding. I didn't count on meeting a smart-mouthed, bad boy biker whose gaze burns hotter than a beach bonfire. I never planned to lose myself, body and soul, and question my entire future. Now, I have to make a choice that's tearing me apart, and could shatter the lives of the two men I love...Turns into summer sins...I have one goal this summer. CHILL. Do nothing. Nada. I need simple before I have to head into Manhattan to take on a high powered position on Wall Street. I didn't count on a dark haired, inky-eyed spitfire who'd spin my world upside down, or make me burn for things I never thought I wanted. I vowed to make her my summer fling, but had no idea she was claimed by another. And now that she possessed not only my body but my soul, the stakes are too high for me to lose her...Love burns hotter in the Hamptons. Come play.


Mary Jo Putney
Mary Jo Putney is traveling! In mid-August, she and the Mayhem Consultant are flying to Melbourne, Australia where she'll speak at the Romance Writers of Australia annual conference. During that weekend, she and Australian Word Wenches friend Anne Gracie will also speak at the prestigious Melbourne Writers Festival. A week later she'll also be a featured speaker at the Romance Writers of New Zealand in Auckland. Having spoken at both conferences in the past, she's anxious to go back Down Under! Last but not least, her September book NOT ALWAYS A SAINT has a release date of August 25th! The book, seventh in the Lost Lords series, has received a starred review in Library Journal and a 4.5 Top Pick in Romantic Times. More details to come in September!


Erin Quinn
Available now: DARK AND DAMAGED--Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance, including THE RESURRECTION OF SAM SLOAN by Erin Quinn (also sold separately in digital and print). Eight all-new, never-before-published hot paranormal romances by eight New York Times bestselling authors. Tortured alpha-male bad boys will ignite your darkest, most secret desires in these stories about vampires, shifters, dragons, fallen angels, werewolves, demons, psychic warriors and ghosts. Get them while they last! Go to www.erinquinnbooks.com for more information on contests, Erin, and her books!


Francis Ray
NOBODY BUT YOU, brings her first venture into the thrilling and fast-paced world of NASCAR. The passion in this exciting sport is just as intense off the track as "on" the track - as you'll discover when reading Cameron and Caitlin's story. Imagine reaching speeds of up to 200 MPH as you jockey for the lead position with 42 other cars gunning to do the same thing. Imagine the concentration, the dedication, the drive. Imagine being the focus of a man using those same skills to win YOU! Resistance wouldn't be easy as Caitlin quickly learns. NOBODY BUT YOU, Book # 2 in the Grayson Friends Series was an instant bestseller, hitting both the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestsellers lists.


Joanne Rock
Joanne Rock is celebrating her new release, THE PLEASURE TRIP, with showgirl sisters who stir up big trouble on a Caribbean cruise ship. If you're curious about Joanne's new "Heartache, Tennessee" series, you can find out the scoop on book one at an exclusive new interview with Afternoon Bookery. Reviewer Em calls this one "Real and honest... Joanne writes in a way that is both sexy and sweet!" Plus don't miss the August giveaway on Joanne's website for a big new book haul.


Wendy Corsi Staub
What if a young widow called her late husband's cell phone every time she wanted to hear his voice...and one day, he answered? That's the premise for New York Times Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub's romance novel HELLO, IT'S ME (Warner Forever), published under her pseudonym Wendy Markham, just wrapped shooting as a television movie starring Kellie Martin and Kavan Smith and will air on the Hallmark Channel in late September. Another of her romance novels, A THROUGHLY MODERN PRINCESS, was also just reissued by Avon Books, and two middle grade novels MITZI MALLOY AND THE ANYTHING BUT HEAVENLY SUMMER and BRITTANY BUTTERFIELD AND THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLUES are newly available as ebooks as well, all under the Wendy Markham pseudonym. Wendy will be on tour in September and October to promote two new series launching this fall under her own name: BLOOD RED (HarperCollins, on sale 9/29), the first title in her Mundy's Landing suspense trilogy), and NINE LIVES (Crooked Lane, on sale 10/27), the first book in her Lily Dale mystery series. For more info and movie news, visit Wendy's website and Facebook page and follow her on Twitter.


Tule Publishing
Tule Publishing is looking forward to several brand new August releases from within our Montana Born, Southern Born, and Holiday imprints. From small town Montana Cowboys to Texas Tycoons, to international Billionaires and Boy Boys, there's something for every avid romance reader. Look for everything from sweet to sexy stories in August from your favorite authors, including USA Today Bestselling Author Carole Mortimer, USA Today Bestselling Author Katherine Garbera, and National Bestselling Author Eve Gaddy, to name a few. To catch up on more of the latest Tule news, please visit our website at www.tulepublishing.com.


Danica Winters
Danica Winters has releases THE NYMPH'S CURSE: THE COLLECTION and it's on sale for $.74 on Amazon. Also available at B&N and Kobo. From the pages of Greek mythology to the real-life concerns of the 21st century, four heroines fight daily for their right to happiness. Love may be part of their heritage, but thanks to an ancient curse, soul mates are forbidden. But Zeus is no match for these woman determined to protect their men. You can find Danica on Facebook, Twitter, and at DanicaWinters.net.


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NEW YORK TIMES Hardcover Fiction 08/02
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     #4 EARTH BOUND by Christine Feehan*
     #5 POWER PLAY by Catherine Coulter*
     #7 A NEW HOPE by Robyn Carr
     #8 FAST TRACK by Julie Garwood#
     #20 WHISKEY BEACH by Nora Roberts*

NEW YORK TIMES eBook Fiction 08/02
     #12 SUMMER AT WILLOW LAKE by Susan Wiggs
     #13 NEMESIS by Catherine Coulter*

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Hardcover Fiction 07/27
     #6 NEMESIS by Catherine Coulter*

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Trade Paperback Fiction 07/27
     #10 BLUE SMOKE by Nora Roberts*

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Mass Market Paperback Fiction 07/27
     #3 A NEW HOPE by Robyn Carr
     #4 POWER PLAY by Catherine Coulter*
     #5 EARTH BOUND by Christine Feehan*
     #6 FAST TRACK by Julie Garwood#
     #15 USED-TO-BE LOVERS by Linda Lael Miller and 1 other author
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     #20 FOUR FRIENDS by Robyn Carr
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     #37 A NEW HOPE by Robyn Carr
     #45 WHISKEY BEACH by Nora Roberts*
     #50 THE ART OF SINNING by Sabrina Jeffries
     #52 EARTH BOUND by Christine Feehan*
     #60 POWER PLAY by Catherine Coulter*
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