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June News

Julie Ann Walker

The adventure continues in the third installment of the Black Knights Inc: Reloaded series.

MAN IN BLACK debuted May 28th, and fans are raving!

Grab your copy today! More details here.

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julie loves to travel the world looking for views to compete with her deadlines. And if those views happen to come with a blue sky and sunshine? All the better! When she's not writing, Julie enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, fishing, cooking, petting every dog that walks by her, and... reading, of course!

Patricia Rosemoor

Excited to share that the entire Club Undercover series will go on sale this month!

Book 1 - FAKE ID WIFE - is free,
Book 2 - VIP PROTECTOR - is $.99
Book 3 - VELVET ROPES - is $1.99
Book 4 - ON THE LIST - is $2.99
Book 5 - RED CARPET CHRISTMAS - is $3.99

B&N  |  Kobo  |  Amazon  |  Apple

Happy June, happy reading!

Donnell Ann Bell

Romantic Suspense Author Donnell Ann Bell's BURIED AGENDAS on sale June 16-June 30 for $.99!

Find it on the following outlets:

Kindle  |  Nook  |  Kobo  |  Google Play  |  Apple Books


A devastating secret drove her from the man she loved. Will a secret equally as deadly lead her back to him?

Diana Reid is an investigative reporter skilled at uncovering other's secrets. It's her own she works to keep buried. Eight years earlier, she swore to leave her fiancé and hometown of Diamond, Texas forever. That pledge vanishes when she receives a letter stating people are going to die, implicating her hometown's largest employer, and threatening her mother. Diana will return to Diamond, albeit in disguise.

Brad Jordan moved on after Diana walked out on him. Leaving the family chemical business, Brad pursued law and is now mayor of Diamond. Intent on rebuilding his struggling hometown, Diana Reid is the last person Brad wants to see. Still, with the facts she's uncovered, Diana and Brad face a dangerous adversary---one who's determined to keep a deadly agenda buried.

Check it out for $.99 starting June 16!

Sheila Roberts

Hope everyone is having a glorious spring!

I recently enjoyed a great chat with the fabulous Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Kay Andrews on Friends and Fiction's Behind the Book. If you haven't seen it and would like to, you can find the link here.

The last two dates of my Book Tour celebrating the release of THE BEST LIFE BOOK CLUB are in June! If you're nearby, come join the party.

Saturday, June 1st at the Barnes & Noble in Olympia, WA at 1 pm
Saturday, June 15th at the. Barnes & Noble in Glendale, CA at 4 pm.

Would love to see you there!

Jayne Ann Krentz

Hide the Zing Chips, Newton has arrived!

Meet the dust bunny in Jayne Castle's latest release, PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES, as he accompanies his human companion on a life-or-death quest.

Molly Griffin's sister Leona went missing on Joshua Knight's ill-fated Underworld expedition. Determined to uncover the truth, Molly drops everything to confront Joshua---and find her sister---but whatever happened in the tunnels has scrambled Joshua's psychic senses. Molly will need to break some rules in an effort to help Joshua and find her sister.

Want to meet Jayne in person? You can catch her at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park along with Christina Dodd.  The event is free, but you do need to RSVP.

Denise Hunter

Do you live in Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina or South Carolina? If so, I hope you'll come to see authors Colleen Coble, Rick Acker and me for our Booked for the Summer tour in July! We'll be chatting about writing, friendship, and of course books on this 9-day, 13-event tour! Bring a friend and all your questions!

We hope to see you soon!

Find all the details on my website.

Lori Joan Swick

Author Lori Joan Swick, PhD, is now offering editorial services! 

Do you have a book or dissertation ready for editing? I have twenty-five years of editorial experience. I specialize in historical fiction, but I will also consider editing other fiction genres, nonfiction, and academic works in the humanities.

Contact me for a customized plan to polish your work for publication:

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Alexa Aston

June marks the release of two books for me!

THE CAPTAIN AND THE DUCHESS, Book 4 in my Strongs of Shadowcrest Regency series, releases June 12 and is available on preorder for only 99-cents. I hadn't planned to write a love story for Dinah or Drake---but sparks flew between them in Book 1 of this series, so I gave them their HEA!

Dinah is a widow who has raised four daughters, as well as her two nieces. Drake is a sea captain who has no business romancing a duchess. Together, these two will face judgment from Polite Society on their road to love.

June 25 marks the release of PAINTED MELODIES, the second book in my new small-town contemporary romance series, Lost Creek---Texas Hill Country.

Ivy Hart manages the tasting room of her family's winery, and she paints the surrounding beauty of the Hill Country, hoping to become a fulltime artist. Dax Tennyson has opened a coffeehouse and is a budding composer. Together, they are magic.

Also, if you love my Regency romances, grab this limited Kindle collection for only 99-cents. It's the first three COMPLETE books in my Dukes Done Wrong series!

Linda O. Johnston

Linda is excited that her first Alaska Untamed mystery (writing as Lark O. Jensen), BEAR WITNESS, will be available starting in June as a paperback book published by Worldwide Mysteries, an imprint of Harlequin.

Check it out on the Harlequin website!

And it's still available as a hardback from Crooked Lane Books. Find out more about the book here!

Linda's next upcoming book is CANINE PROTECTION, her fourth Shelter of Secrets book for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, which will be an August release.  Another will be published next year, too. More? Maybe!

R.L. Merrill

It's Pride season, and that means it's time for the LOVE IS ALL CHARITY ANTHOLOGY! This will be my fifth time participating and you can preorder it now! My story is a Sapphic romance called The Maiden and The Crone.

Grad student Elia has one last project to complete before earning her degree---a paper deconstructing the feminine archetypes. The perfect opportunity for an interview presents itself during a trip home for spring break. Rosalind Ford is new in town and "a woman of a certain age." She's purchased the outrageous mansion built by a country music superstar in Elia's small hometown, making her a mystery Elia can't wait to solve. Roz offers Elia an enticing opportunity, one that will give her a shot at gaining valuable experience while working closely with the attractive older woman, or it could draw her into Roz's personal tragedy. What's the right move for a maiden who is smitten with a crone?

Help us raise funds for Advocates for Trans Equality, an organization dedicated to protecting and empowering transgender individuals. I'll also be chatting with readers at the Kiss and Tell Salon in Alameda, California at Books Inc on June 11th.

Allison Brennan


Read the prequel novella to Allison Brennan's all-new Angelhart Investigations series set in Phoenix, Arizona. INTO THE FIRE introduces PI Margo Angelhart and her family 7 years before the series begins when Margo takes her first real case -- proving a teenager who confessed to murder is actually innocent. INTO THE FIRE is available wherever ebooks are sold. ... Then preorder YOU'LL NEVER FIND ME, on sale June 25.

If you're attending Thrillerfest this year, please stop by and say hi to Allison at one of her panels.

Rebecca Zanetti

Happy June! It's almost time for the release of my special hardcover edition of ONE CURSED ROSE (6/25), launching a new series, Grimm Bargains.

They christened me Alana---and while the name means beauty, beneath that surface is a depth I allow very few to see. I'm sole heir to Aquarius Social, a media giant about to succumb to an unseen enemy. My father's solution is to marry me off to the son of a competing family. My reaction? Not a chance. Now I have just a week before the wedding to change my fate.

Who knew the unforeseen twist would be an assassination attempt on me and an unwanted rescue by Thorn Beathach, the head of the rival social media empire driving Aquarius under? The richest, most ruthless of them all, the Beast protects his realm with an iron rule: no one sees his face. When he shows himself to me, I know he'll never let me go.

Thorn may think he can lock me in his enchanted castle forever, but I'm not the docile Beauty he expects. If the Beast wants to tie me up, I'm going to take pleasure from every minute of it . . .and we'll just see who ends up shackled. 

More titles releasing in September, October and November!

To discover more, check out my website You can also find recent releasesbooks by series, and a breakdown of titles by genre (by clicking on the books menu).

Roxanne Rustand

Spring--a glorious time for beautiful flowers in the garden, a beautiful new grandbaby, new foals romping across the pasture at our neighbor's place, and a new book!

DANGEROUS MOVE, a Clean Romantic Suspense, releases June 12th and is available now for pre-order on Amazon.

Has she made the biggest mistake of her life?

After her husband walks out on Erin and their three recently adopted children, she heads to a quaint small town in far northern Wisconsin to start a new life with them. Her new position as a hospital administrator seems perfect.

But strange things are happening at Blackberry Hill Hospital, and the death count is rising.

And when a man from her past shows up, she needs to keep dark secrets hidden before she loses everything she holds dear.

CLICK HERE to pre-order!

Roxanne Rustand--USA Today Bestselling author, with over 2.9 million books sold

Christina Dodd


"Will A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA be in audiobook?" I've probably been asked that more than any other question! The good news: A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA audiobook is now available for pre-order. It's also available for pre-order in eBook and hardcover, so there's no bad news. ? See why #1 New York Times bestseller Kristin Hannah said, "Funny, charming, and absolutely delightful. If you're looking for a novel to sweep you away and lift your spirits look no further."

Cathryn Marr

Hot Summer Nights Giveaway

How will you spend your hot summer nights? The winner in Cathryn Marr's June website contest could spend those sultry evenings reading steamy romance novels, lovingly selected with the help of a $50 Amazon gift card. And to turn up the heat a little further, the winner will take home their choice of a print or ebook copy of the author's debut novel, SOUL KEEPER, or one of the other Brotherhood of Shadows fallen angel books. Visit their website and enter to win by June 30!

Summer Reader Fun

Cathryn Marr reminds romance readers to check out the Love and Devotion Readers' event in San Diego on June 22. Attendees will meet the authors, cover models, and narrators and browse the book signing, plus so much more! Get the details here.

Never Miss a New Release or Book Bargain!

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Sabrina Jeffries

Top 5 Reasons to visit

1  Refresh your summer playlist! Bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries creates playlists for each historical romance she writes. Check her musical book inspirations and get some song ideas for your own summer playlist here!

2  A sultry giveaway. These dashing Regency rogues will heat up one lucky winner's nights! Enter the June website contest for a chance to win a pair of autographed romance novels including Let Sleeping Rogues Lie and When the Rogue Returns.

3  Start a series. Summers are for binge-reading, so stock up on a series! Whether it's the entrepreneurial trio of sisters finding their happily-ever-afters in the Designing Debutantes series or the Stoneville siblings in Hellions of Halstead Hall, who will be cut off if they don't marry, there's plenty to keep you reading all summer long from Sabrina's extensive backlist!

4  Historical Deep Dives. Love all things Regency? Sabrina's Regency website page is a must see! This is the place for all the rich historical details and signature wit you've come to expect from the author.

5  Meet the author. All you've ever wanted to know about Sabrina Jeffries, you'll find here. Have another question or comment? Contact Sabrina here!

Sandra Worth


"A stunningly detailed historical epic... Replete with human emotions and deep-rooted courage, Tomorrow We Will Know brings readers front and center into a major turning point in history."

 From "gifted literary talent" Sandra Worth, the award-winning and Amazon #1 bestselling author of The Rose of York series, comes a heart-wrenching wartime epic of love, suspense, passion, and survival.

Constantine: A gallant emperor in the fight of his life, desperate to save his people.

Zoe: A grand duke's daughter young, spirited, and desperate to win his heart.

Justiniani: A dashing military hero who dares to bring them aid. He has sworn never to love again but if anyone can make him forget his vow, it is this auburn-haired Roman beauty, in this deadly game of life and death, in this dangerous place perched so precariously on the edge of extinction.

"A historical romance set from 1448-1453 against the dramatic backdrop of the last days of the Eastern Roman Empire, this [is] a love story for the ages..."---Recommended, The U.S. Review of Books

"Sandra Worth's best work yet will have the reader tearing through the pages to see what happens next."---Cheryl Bolen, NYT and USA TODAY bestselling author.

"[A] master storyteller."---Amazon Vine Voice

Robyn Carr

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr comes the story of FOUR FRIENDS determined to find their stride. Ultimately, they'll discover what it means to be a wife, mother, lover, friend...and most important: your true self.

Gerri can't decide what's more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels as she tries to repair them. The journey is more than revealing---it's transforming.

Andy doesn't have a great track record with men, and she's come to believe that a lasting love is out of reach. When she finds herself attracted to her down-to-earth contractor---she questions everything she thought she wanted in life.

Sonja's lifelong pursuit of balance is shattered when her husband declares he's through with her New Age nonsense and walks out. There's no herbal tonic or cleansing ritual that can restore her serenity---or her sanity.

Miraculously, it's BJ, the reserved newcomer to Mill Valley, who steps into their circle and changes everything.

To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the publication of FOUR FRIENDS, this fan-favorite women's fiction is being reissued in mass market paperback on June 25, 2024.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Susan Elizabeth Phillips, #1 New York Times bestselling author, returns to the world of the Chicago Stars with a new novel, SIMPLY THE BEST!

Welcome to the world of the Chicago Stars. You'll meet quarterbacks who've lost their way and fascinating women struggling to find their own paths. You'll get to know a desperate young mother, a penniless artist, a brilliant physicist, and a woman who writes bunny books. There will be sports agents and matchmakers, detectives, and divas. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll fall in love all over again. (Even though familiar friends may appear in more than one book in the Chicago Stars Series, they can be read in any order.)

In SIMPLY THE BEST, you'll meet Brett Rivers, the hottest sports agent in the business---fast and furious, swift, and deadly. Failure? Not an option. And Rory Garrett---let's be honest---a failure. She has a big heart, an empty bank account, a passion for making exquisite chocolate, and a huge inferiority complex from living in the shadow of Brett's most important client, her football legend brother. It's going to get messy...and dangerous...and heartbreaking...and sexy.

Find out more about SIMPLY THE BEST!

Adele Royce

SUMMER'S BLOOD, a contemporary thriller by Adele Royce, is available now for pre-order in front of its June 20 release date!

A wealthy Los Angeles ad executive, Craig Keller has it all--a loving family and lavish lifestyle steeped in glamor and success. But beneath the luxurious facade, he is tormented by guilt over his brother DJ's death in a yacht accident thirty years ago, which left no body.

Tragedy strikes with the death of Craig's father, but nothing prepares Craig for the ghosts of his past coming back to haunt him at the funeral. He is suddenly forced to face the question that has plagued him for three decades: What really happened the day DJ disappeared? Desperate for answers, Craig is drawn into the dark underbelly of Las Vegas, where a shocking secret and an organized crime syndicate's greed will collide, throwing Craig into the fight of---and for---his life.

Delving into secrets hidden in the shadows, and the darkness of the criminal underworld, Adele Royce's first installment in her new series will have readers holding their breath until the heart-pounding finale.

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