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  • Heather Heyford

    https://www.heatherheyford.com

    Heather Heyford writes contemporary romance novels set in the wine country, where she visits frequently to drink pinot noir—er, research books. Heather sold her first romance series in 2014 to Kensington Publishing’s then-new digital imprint, Lyrical Press. After gaining a following in digital, her first mass market paperback series launched in 2018 with The Sweet Spot, a contemporary love story set in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

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  • Julie Seedorf

    https://julieseedorf.com

    As human beings, we are always a work in progress. From birth to death we live, hurt, laugh, cry, feel, and with all of those emotions we grow as people, as family members, and as friends. I am a dreamer and feel blessed to have the opportunity in my writing to pass those dreams on to others. I believe you are never too old to dream and to turn those dreams into a creative endeavor. I live in rural Minnesota and I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I have worn many hats throughout my...

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  • Gail Chianese

    http://www.gailchianese.com

    I currently live in beautiful Connecticut, but originally hail from sunny California. I am the mom of three amazing kids, a Navy wife (he did 27 years!) and the rescuer of three fur babies. In my spare time, I like to ghost hunt with my hubby, geocache with my family and lock myself away with a great book. I am a proud member of Connecticut Romance Writers of America. I love to connect with my readers on my social media accounts and website!

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August News

Augustina Van Hoven

It's August and Book 2 of the Tovenaar Series, THE CURSE will release this month on the 25th. It is currently available for pre-order.

Juliet Cooper never thought that inheriting a piece of forest land from her great uncle could cost her life. There's something located on her property that members of the hidden community would kill for. Can she trust the handsome stranger she met on her land and can he protect her from what is coming?

Prince Laren is still suffering under a curse, in daylight he's a man but at night he's transformed into a cat. The battle lines are being drawn in the hidden community and threaten to engulf the world of humans as well. Can he get the curse removed and reacquire his powers in time to save the beautiful woman with the violet eyes?

I'm offering an exclusive short story, told in serial format, available only in my newsletter. This short story is titled THE SECRET. This story is set in the Tovenaar Series world and takes place before THE HIDDEN. Sign up for my newsletter and don't miss an episode.
Happy reading!

Janna MacGregor

#MadMax Presents the Dog Days of Summer!

Max MacGregor, adorable pug, aspiring cover model, and all around very good boy, has declared the dog days of summer his official territory. So, he'll assist his pet parent, historical romance author Janna MacGregor, with her August social media and newsletter duties this month to present fun features like

  • Max's romance recommendations
  • New aspiring cover model pics with perfect puppy poses
  • eBook giveaways (since Max uses print books as chew toys)
  • ...and whatever else wags Max's tail in the moment

Sign up for Janna's newsletter to receive a special message from Max this month. While you're there, check out Janna MacGregor's celebrated Cavensham Heiresses Regency romance series. Reading a great series will help wile away those dog days of summer in no time.

Join the fun on Facebook, in the Ladies and Lords of Langham Hall group, and on Instagram now!

Sabrina Jeffries

Who in the Duke Dynasty will fall in love next?

Sabrina Jeffries's bestselling Duke Dynasty series returns August 25 with WHO WANTS TO MARRY A DUKE, featuring the adorably bookish Miss Olivia Norley, a brilliant chemist in her own right, and Marlowe Drake, the Duke of Thornstock, who has made it his personal quest to keep an eye on Miss Norley. A job he heartily enjoys...

Pre-order now to read the Regency romance receiving rave early reviews like these.

"Holy hotness!!! This was absolutely one of the most sizzling historical romances I've read in forever!"---Goodreads reviewer

"I just love Sabrina Jeffries' spin of Regency-style, dysfunctional families."---Romance Junkies

"The chemistry is as intense in the bedroom as it is in the science lab in Jeffries's intoxicating third Duke Dynasty Regency romance."---Publishers Weekly

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Stop by Sabrina's Facebook and Instagram pages every Friday during August to enter series giveaways all month long! For even more chances to win, join her Dames and Dukes Facebook group. For more giveaways, interesting Regency tidbits, and news before everyone else, sign up to receive Sabrina's monthly newsletter.

Laura Griffin

New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin has a new book out this month! HIDDEN comes out Aug. 25th in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

"Intense, suspenseful, sexy, with an intriguing mystery and characters to root for. Griffin is at the top of her game." -- New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan

Kate White

Yes, it's already August, the last full month of summer, but there are still plenty of days left to the season. If you're looking for a great summer thriller to relax with, I'd love it if you checked out my latest, HAVE YOU SEEN ME? a combination thriller/whodunit that author Kimberly Belle calls "an addictive, up-all night stunner," and Amazon named a best book of the month.

On a cold, rainy morning, personal finance journalist Ally Linden arrives at her office soaked to the bone, only to find she's forgotten her key card. When her boss shows up a short time later, he's shocked to see her because, he explains, she hasn't worked at the company in five years. Ally's in a fugue state and she has no idea how or why she ended up there.

As she tries desperately to figure out where she's been, it becomes clear that something terrible happened in those forty-eight hours--and someone will stop at nothing to make sure she doesn't learn the truth.

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Kat Martin

My new Romantic Thriller, THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL, book three in my Maximum Security series is now available!!

To prove her father innocent of treason, she'll have to face a killer and risk everything.

When journalist Jessie Kegan's father is accused of espionage and treason, Jessie has no doubt the man she looked up to her entire life is innocent. Worse yet, before Colonel Kegan can stand trial, he's found dead of a heart attack...but Jessie knows it was murder. Forcing down her grief, she's determined to use her investigative skills and resources to clear her father's name. But going after the truth means Jessie soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who wants that truth to stay buried with her father.

Protecting Jessie Kegan is a job bodyguard Brandon Garrett can't refuse. Jessie isn't just a client at Maximum Security---she's the sister of his best friend, Danny, killed in Afghanistan. With dangerous forces gunning for Jessie from every angle, keeping her safe will mean keeping her close and Bran finds their mutual attraction growing, though being Danny's sister puts Jessie out of bounds.

With their backs against the wall, Jessie and Bran will have to risk everything to expose her father's killer---before his legacy dies with his daughter.

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Cathryn Marr

Celebrate "Read a Romance Month" with a New-to-You Paranormal Powerhouse!

Romance is always number one in our book, but August makes it official with a genre celebration specifically for lovers of happily ever after stories. During "Read a Romance Month," the paranormal romance writing duo known as Cathryn Marr will pay homage to the genre by offering book recommendations, hosting giveaways, and sharing extra scenes from their sexy, fallen angel romance debut, SOUL KEEPER.

Readers will love this newcomer in paranormal romance as well as the beautiful and intricate world the authors created in SOUL KEEPER, the first in their Brotherhood of Shadows series.

Ready to join in the fun and learn more about this paranormal-writing powerhouse? "Like" Cathryn Marr on Facebook and then head to Instagram to "Follow" their page. For access to content you won't find anywhere else, sign up for the Cathryn Marr monthly newsletter.

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If you're new to this exciting author, find out all of the important details (including forthcoming book and series info!) here.

Tee O'Fallon

The Federal K-9 Series was truly a pleasure to write. Who wouldn't love writing about the most loyal, loving, and courageous creatures on the planet---dogs! Throw in a hot guy or two and...you get the picture.

LOCK 'N' LOAD -- Matt, Trista, and Sheba
ARMED 'N' READY -- Nick, Andi, and Saxon
DARK 'N' DEADLY -- Eric, Tess, and Tiger
TRAP 'N' TRACE -- Dayne, Kat, Remy, and little Angus

Grab your copies today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Google.

Contest - This month, I'll be giving away a digital copy of TRAP 'N' TRACE. Enter here for a chance to win!

I love connecting with readers, so visit me at TeeOFallon.com and follow me on BookBub, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, and Amazon. Sign up for my newsletters to keep up with new releases, contests, and more!

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston is at home writing, concentrating mostly on Harlequin Romantic Suspense novels right now, still working on her next novel in the vast Colton series for HRS.

She gets up often from her computer to obey her dogs when they want to go out, or to get the front door open so they can watch their world through the gate, and especially if it's mealtime.

Not much more to say, since there's not much more she's doing. But she still hopes all of you will stay safe and healthy. And read!

Pam Binder

I'm excited to announce that my Highland time travel novel, THE QUEST, was published by Wild Rose Press on July 29, 2020. In this update to an earlier time travel, I worked hard to increase the emotional resonance, the romantic tension between my medieval apprentice witch, and the warrior she summons to help her free her mother from a castle prison. There is a fun factor I always strive to include in my time travels. The warrior who magically appears isn't the legendary ancient warrior she tried to summon in a spell, but a twenty-first century NFL quarterback. Sure, he can throw a football, and he is the most handsome man she's ever seen, but can he wield a sword? Check it out! THE QUEST is available now.

After Midnight Authors

CANDACE SAMS

EARRINGS by Candace Sams
Release Date: 08/04/2020

If you've ever loved an animal, you can forgive their antics.
But what if their shenanigans scare you half to death?

In this short, nonfiction essay meet Cloudy O'Day and find out how his jewelry passion almost produced a perfect case of paranoia.

Rating: G for all audiences

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Carolyn Haines

On Sale Now!

THE DEVIL'S BONES, the 21st novel in the series, is characterized by Kirkus Reviews as "Stephanie Plum meets the Ya-Ya Sisterhood."

Sassy private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney sees Easter weekend as a time to celebrate life in all its many forms. So when the newly-pregnant Tinkie invites her and Cece on a girls' trip to Lucedale, Mississippi to celebrate that spring has officially sprung, Sarah Booth can't resist. Plans include a trip to the incredible Garden of Bones---a miniature Holy Land with recreations of all parts of the Middle East---for their Sunrise Easter Services.

Unfortunately for Sarah Booth and the gang, someone doesn't seem to appreciate this season of new life. Easter morning has just dawned when the trio find themselves at the Mount of Olives---with a dead body at their feet.

Sarah Booth and her friends must now find a way to resurrect the truth from a list of suspects as long as the River Jordan, reveal the devil in disguise, and---if they're lucky---find a moment to enjoy a few chocolate bunnies before more bodies pile up like pillars of salt.

Robyn Carr

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr is thrilled to announce a new book in her fan-favorite, bestselling Virgin River Series. RETURN TO VIRGIN RIVER (book #21) is coming in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook on October 13, 2020! In northern California deep in the redwood forests is a rugged small town called Virgin River where the gossip travels fast, but the townsfolk will do anything to help one another. Strangers are welcome, but you won't be a stranger for long. Add RETURN TO VIRGIN RIVER to your TBR list and pre-order your copy today!

Robyn Carr's USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY is a fabulous summer read. Justine and Adele are two sisters born twenty years apart. Changes in their lives make them realize that they need each other like never before. Navigating the challenges they face is better together and the winding road to happiness lies ahead if they are willing to follow it. Join Robyn in the stunning coastal town of Half Moon Bay, California. Order your copy today!

Follow Robyn on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, enter her monthly contest for a chance to win a signed book, and subscribe to her newsletter.

Stacy Finz

Looking for your next summer binge read? Cowboys Cash, Jace and Sawyer Dalton have got you covered. The three cousins are trying to save Dry Creek Ranch and the new women in their lives. As it turns out, the women may just save them instead.

"Stacy Finz delivers a fantastic tale of cowboys, cattle rustling and the power of love and family in the California gold country." ---Kate Pearce, New York Times bestselling author.

COWBOY UP, COWBOY TOUGH, and COWBOY STRONG are available NOW!

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller DANCE AWAY WITH ME by Susan Elizabeth Phillip is now available in hardcover, audiobook and ebook! Due to these unprecedented times, Susan's DANCE AWAY WITH ME Book Tour consisted of special online events. Susan met up with some of her favorite authors on Zoom, Facebook and Instagram. You can watch many of her fun interviews here, and they are entertaining!

DANCE AWAY WITH ME --- When life throws her one setback too many, midwife and young widow Tess Hartsong takes off for Runaway Mountain. High in the Tennessee mountains, surrounded by nature, she hopes to outrun her heartbreak and find the solace she needs to heal. But instead of peace and quiet, she encounters Ian North, a difficult, gifted man with a tortured soul---a man who makes Tess question everything. In running away to this new life, Tess wonders--- Has she lost herself . . . or has she found her future?

Love audiobooks? Here's a clip from the audiobook. Read an excerpt and order your copy today. For more SEP fun, follow Susan on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Emma Castle

LOVE IN THE WILD is available for pre-order.

A Sensual, Powerful, And Thought Provoking Tarzan Retelling

Eden Matthews stumbled upon the discovery of a lifetime while photographing wildlife in the deep in the heart of Africa...

A gorgeous god of a man living in the wilds of the African jungle among a family of gorillas...

When he saves her life she's compelled to uncover the man's tragic past and the fate which led him to grow up in the wild.

But Eden soon learns she can take man from the wild, but she can't take the wild out of the man...

When her savage savior soon shows her just want he wants of her...her sensual surrender, she finds she can't resist him teaching her how to love...in the wild.

Cheyenne McCray

COUNTRY STORM is now available!

Rae Fox wants nothing more than to run from her past---only she can't run far, considering she's on trial for killing an intruder who tried to murder her. She escapes to the small town of King Creek at her cousin's urging, where she has some anonymity in between traveling to and from Lake Havasu City to stand trial.

Bear McLeod is a country vet, spending his time caring for King Creek's livestock and pets, and his own menagerie on his ranch. He meets the beautiful Rae when she brings in a dog that had been hit by a car. Later, he runs into Rae at the bar she's tending in town and is determined to get to know her.

When the trial is over, and she walks away a free woman, Rae plans to run to Albuquerque where she can start life far from any place where she can be recognized. She won't let anything---or anyone---stand in her way.

But Rae has stolen Bear's heart, and he'll do anything to keep the woman he loves.

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Here's your chance to win AMAZED BY YOU from the Riding Tall 2 series! Send an email with "Country Storm Contest" to contests@cheyennemccray.com, for your chance to win one of 5 eBook copies! Good luck!

Debra Clopton

Debra Clopton has a new release coming August 27!

WHAT NEW BEGINNINGS ARE MADE OF, book 1 of her new Star Gazer Inn of Corpus Christi Bay series, is a heartwarming women's fiction romance about a fifty-five-year-old widow who feels like she's lost herself. It's been a year since her husband died and on a whim of her aching heart, Alice McIntyre buys the Star Gazer Inn looking for a fresh start...something to put a spark back into her life. But first she has to tell her four adult sons, who have smothered her with their protective instincts. She's lived on the huge South Texas ranch just outside of Corpus Christi since their father carried her over the threshold. She's raised them on the massive McIntyre Ranch---one of the largest, wealthiest in Texas. It's been her home and theirs. Will they understand that it's time for her to leave and move on?  If you enjoy Debbie Macomber, you'll love Debra's new series.

Order your copy today! Available at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google, Apple Books, and B2R.

Meg Tilly

You are cordially invited to tea in the Tilly house, thanks to the wonders of YouTube! Twice a week I'm uploading new posts on Meg's Cozy Tea Time, and I'd love for you to join me! I'm answering your questions about the writing life, hijinks with my sisters and my days on movie and theater sets. Just grab a cup of your favorite tea or coffee and hop on over to YouTube and catch up on the Tea Times you've missed. No make-up or fancy hats needed, as sometimes I just roll out of bed, brew a cup of tea and chat in my pajamas! If you have questions you want me to consider answering, post them on the latest Tea Time. See you there!

Elizabeth Goddard

Have you picked up your copy of DON'T KEEP SILENT yet?

Here's what readers are saying:

"I absolutely couldn't put this book down. Don't Keep Silent is an adrenaline rush of suspense. The twists keep coming and keep you on the edge of your seat." --J.E. Grace

"Elizabeth Goddard once again delivers an action-packed, intense romantic suspense with an intricate and well-crafted plot. The chase to find the villain is full of twists and turns and the sheer brilliance in the complexity of the plot can truly be appreciated only at the conclusion of the book." --MJSH

"Don't Keep Silent is highly recommended . . .especially those who enjoy books by authors such as Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason, and Susan May Warren." --Nicole

"I was amazed at the depth of characterization in this mind-blowing page turner. Buckle up for an unbelievable, gripping, fast-paced, roller-coaster ride, with high-stakes." --Nora

"If you love Irene Hannon and Dee Henderson, you will love Elizabeth Goddard." --Necee

". . . the mystery is intriguing, complex and surprising. It kept me guessing to the end! Suspenseful, I found the pages flying by, eager to read what would happen yet." --Kelly

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