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October News

Terri Osburn

Shooting Stars Series News!

In Wall Street Journal bestselling author Terri Osburn's latest newsletter, she announced a new addition to her Shooting Stars series about a country music record label in Nashville and the up-and-coming artists they represent. Watch for more information on WISHING ON A STAR---coming December 11---which joins series books RISING STAR and FALLING STAR.

Pre-Order ASK ME TO STAY---Available March 5, 2019

Author Liza Teller has been hired to ghostwrite the memoir of Ray Wallis, an elderly stranger eager to share a very personal and surprising life story. The moment Liza arrives on beautiful Haven Island, she has to ask: out of all the semi-successful writers in the world with stalled careers, why her?

Kendall James, the dedicated ex-military man in Ray's employ, has the same question. Why is this New Yorker in a frilly dress so important to Ray? But as suspicious as he is, Kendall can't help falling for the tempting outsider. And he isn't falling alone.

Do You Review?

Terri is still accepting a few reviewers to add to her team. Interested in receiving advance copies of her contemporary romance novels in exchange for honest reviews? Email AuthorsUmbrella@gmail.com for more information.

Kathy Lyons

USA Today bestseller Kathy Lyons keeps romance readers busy this month with baseball and bearshifters! Read new additions to her Locker Room Diaries sports romance and Grizzlies Gone Wild bear shifter series.

BOUND TO THE BEAR -- Now available!

"With intelligence and wit, Kathy Lyons revolutionizes shifter romance."---Fresh Fiction, Fresh Pick!

THE SECRET SHE KEEPS (Badass Bear novella) -- Now available!

Hiding from the secret that ended her last relationship, flight attendant Margaret Taylor settled for the next best thing to love: a friends-only status with her handsome, paraplegic neighbor, Gary Baldner. But Gary has a secret, too. It's about to break free, upend their worlds, and bring them both perfect happiness.

HARD AND FAST -- Coming October 9

Veteran catcher Connor Hart has one dream---to make it to the World Series. Only publicist Gia Kubic is really messing with his concentration. Lucky for him, she's having the same problem...

Author Meet & Greet

Get to know Kathy at one of this year's remaining reader events or visit her online at KathyLyons.com.

October 20
Shameless Book Con in Orlando, FL

November 3 at 1 p.m.
Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

 

Janna MacGregor

Spend the holidays with Janna MacGregor's Cavensham Heiresses! On October 23, Janna joins Jennifer Ashley, Grace Burrowes, Christi Caldwell, Louisa Cornell, Eva Devon, and Jess Michaels in 'TIS THE SEASON: REGENCY YULETIDE SHORT STORIES. Janna's story stars Julia Lawson and her precocious brother, the 10-year-old viscount.

THE EARL'S CHRISTMAS BRIDE

Cameron Dunmore, the Earl of Queensgrace, is determined to win the hand of his true love, Miss Julia Lawson. Julia never forgot Cameron, but she won't abandon her family, even if she must sacrifice her own happiness. When a Christmas angel in the guise of Julia's little brother brings these stubborn lovebirds together, only Cam and Julia can decide if Christmas wedding bells are in their future.

Pre-order to start reading the next series novel on November 27!

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE DUKE

When Lady Daphne's family accidentally leaves her home alone for the holidays, she receives help from an unexpected and exciting source--Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. Daphne has always harbored feelings for the man her family scorns...though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems?

Meet Janna in Richardson, Texas October 21 for the Buns and Roses literacy fundraiser! For more information, visit JannaMacGregor.com.

Laura Benedict

Hey, it's fall, y'all! I couldn't help but celebrate when I got to break out the cotton sweaters and socks. And I've also been stocking up on audiobooks like mad. Listening has increased my story intake 1000%, thanks to my local library. (I've been crazy about libraries my whole life.) My summer was full of editing and getting my son off to college, but the results were totally worth it. An empty nest can be lonesome, but I do enjoy fixing dinner for two.

What if you came home from a weekend trip to find a stranger had changed your locks and was living in your house? THE STRANGER INSIDE, my new (ghost-free) thriller is in production, set for a February 5th release! It's available for pre-order right now  and I'd love it if you'd put it on your Goodreads shelf, too.

ALSO---I've got a brand new story in an exciting new anthology, A THOUSAND DOORS.  J.T. Ellison put together an astonishing lineup for this collection of stories about one character who dies so she can live---fifteen different lives. Out November 5th. You'll love it. Happy October. Stay safe during this month of ghosts and goblins.

Sabrina Jeffries

All Hallows Eve Regency Reading Guide

Love Halloween but not spooky books? Try these Regency romances featuring masquerades by NYT Bestselling Author Sabrina Jeffries. You might even find inspiration for this year's costume!

THE SECRET OF FLIRTING by Sabrina Jeffries

The moment spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Aurore of Chanay, he's positive her royal persona is a ruse and that she's actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could destroy his career, expose his secrets...and ruin the woman he's rapidly coming to love.

BY LOVE UNVEILED by Sabrina Jeffries 

Baronet's daughter Marianne Winchilsea was running for her life from those who thought she was involved in the king's attempted murder plot. Forced to disguise herself, she trusted no one---especially not Garett Locke, the Earl of Falkham, the man who usurped her family home and who seemed to be her most dangerous enemy... In this world of treachery and passion, can the two learn to trust each other and perhaps find a powerful love?

For more Regency-era holiday information, visit SabrinaJeffries.com.

Kat Martin

Fall is in the air and so is the excitement surrounding my upcoming new books. WAIT UNTIL DARK, out November 1st, is the thrilling prequel to my brand-new series titled, Maximum Security, set in Dallas Texas. And book 1 of the 2 book series, THE CONSPIRACY, will hit shelves early in 2019.

WAIT UNTIL DARK --November 1st!

 Jonah Wolfe, a private investigator, has a knack for spotting trouble. When April Vale storms into his office at Maximum Security, all his warning signs flash red. April's been accused of murder--but has no memory of how she awoke in her coworker's bed, drenched in his blood, the deadly bullet fired from her gun.

The evidence against her is mounting and the clock is ticking.  Together, she and Jonah must prove April's innocence--before the real killer strikes again and this time, April is the target.

THE CONSPIRACY -- Coming in 2019!

Harper Winston's brother has disappeared.  Desperate, Harper is forced turn to private investigator and wealthy owner of Maximum Security, Chase Garrett, once her brother's best friend.  But dealing with the Winston crime family won't be easy.    With time running out, Chase must find a way to keep Harper safe...and both of them alive.

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Mary Jo Putney

Mary Jo Putney's ONCE A SCOUNDREL has arrived!  Captain Gabriel Hawkins has sailed on many missions, both legal and otherwise, and now he's been commissioned to travel to Algiers to negotiate the release of Lady Aurora Lawrence and her cousin, who face lives in a harem if he is unsuccessful.  He doesn't expect that he and "Rory" will strike unexpected sparks together--and that attraction may cost them their lives...

Reviews:

"The intelligently plotted and impeccably researched Once a Scoundrel, third in the Rogues Redeemed series, proves once again why RITA Award--winning Putney's books are the literary equivalent of catnip to historical romance fans." --- John Charles, Booklist, starred review, listed as one of the top 10 romances of the year

"Putney's third Regency Rogues Redeemed historical sizzles with passion and adventure...Subtle yet sensuous romance keeps the pages turning." --- Publishers Weekly

"Once a Scoundrel is notably original, as developments are cleverly imaginative while characters are distinctive with one-of-a-kind personalities. I have enjoyed stories written by Mary Jo Putney since her first release, and this captivating historical is going on my list of favorites."  --- Amelia Richard, AlwaysReviewing.com

ONCE A SCOUNDREL is available at https://books2read.com/u/38rE9d.

MaryJoPutney.com/ and Facebook.com/MaryJoPutney

Bronwen Evans

Dear Readers

It's fall! Well, it is for those of you in the northern hemisphere.  Time to snuggle by the fire with your eReader. I hope you've checked out my September release DRAWN TO THE MARQUESS. Readers are loving my hero, Stephen Hornsby, the Marquess of Clevedon who is going blind.  You can read the first two chapters here...

I'm currently putting the finishing touches to ATTRACTED TO THE EARL, Guy Neville, Earl of Argyle is dyslexic. Of course they did not know that was a condition in early 1800's and instead thought him an imbecile.

AND early October A WHISPER OF DESIRE will be on sale. The Romance Review Readers Choice finalist, a Night Owl review Top Pick and a RT Book Reviews 4.5 star review. It's a sale not to miss....

"I laughed out loud, I cried I wept and I couldn't keep the smile off my face. Having read a few of the previous stories about this fabulous group of friends I was excited to read this one. This one was by far my favourite story by this author, which is saying something. I couldn't read it fast enough and now, days later I still can't stop thinking about it. I highly recommend A Whisper of Desire, it is a must-read."--- Night Owl Reviews 5 Stars

Read. Feel. Fall in Love.

Bronwen Evans

Francis Ray

October is a very important month for so many reasons. Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  In my mother's book THE TURNING POINT re-titled TROUBLE DON'T LAST ALWAYS, deals with an issue that effects us all. Domestic Violence. As the main character, Lilly had to escape the hell that her husband put her through and find the determination and the courage to move toward a better life.

I hope that you will continue to support my mother's charity in c/o The Family Place in Dallas, TX with the Turning Point Legal Defense Fund.

The Turning Point Legal Defense Fund
c/o The Family Place
P.O. Box 7999
Dallas, Texas 75209

Facebook.com/FrancisRayAuthor

Debra Clopton

DRAKE book 6 of Debra Clopton's newest series Cowboys of Ransom Creek is on shelves now. Reviews are in--- "...a great story. I love the matchmakers, they're a hoot. And Debra always brings her characters to life which brings you into the story. And she's always entertaining. What a sweet love story. I love how Maisy and Drake came together. Much like a storm passing thru and then a calm."

Link to all books here.

Audio is here! Books 1, 2 and 3 of Texas Matchmakers are now on Audio! Look for DREAM WITH ME, COWBOYBE MY LOVE, COWBOY and THIS HEART'S YOURS, COWBOY. These audio book will have you laughing, feeling happy and inspired. Get yours today!

Have you missed Windswept Bay? WITH THIS VOW, Book 11 is on pre-order.

Alexa Aston

PATH TO HONOR is my current release in the Knights of Honor medieval romance series and can be read as a standalone. You can also read it for free in KU.

Lord Tristan Therolde is a broken man, one who denies that love exists. He meets Nan de Montfort, a spirited beauty skilled in archery, and fights his growing attraction to her.

Nan de Montfort's family members all marry for love. She rejects Tristan's marriage offer, refusing to settle for less than his declaration of love. After parting, Tristan discovers Nan's life is in danger, and it forces him to realize that she was right---that love is real and lasting---but will he be able to share his discovery with Nan before it's too late?

Buy from Amazon

I'm also a contributor to A NIGHT OF ANGELS, a 99-cent holiday anthology featuring eight Dragonblade Publishing authors, including myself, Meara Platt, Chasity Bowlin, Mary Lancaster, Anna Markland, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, Lynn Winchester, Avril Borthiry, and Maggi Andersen.

My novella is SEASON OF HONOR, and it features Geoffrey and Merryn de Montfort's first Christmas together, with a baby being born in their stables on Christmas Day.

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Sharon Hamilton

SEAL'S GOAL: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME by Sharon Hamilton
Release Date :  September 30, 2018

Professional Goalkeeper Patrick Harrington comes home to the U.S. from England to attend the funeral of his best friend, Navy SEAL Ryan Rosen. Ryan's fiance is the girl who got away, the one he's been in love with ever since he set eyes on her in first grade.

Stephanie Carter's world turns on it's axis when Ryan is removed from her life, but not from her heart. Ryan's best friend, Patrick, becomes her path to healing the Trident-shaped hole left behind.

Compassion leads to passion as they find the possibility of a life together neither one planned, or ever dreamed could exist. But Patrick must follow the calling his buddy Ryan had started. He knows his destiny is on Ryan's SEAL Team.

As he goes through BUD/S and begins his first deployment, will Patrick's decision destroy their love? Will her heart be able to survive a second loss?

Ann Christopher

Dear Readers:

I'm thrilled to announce the upcoming ebook and print release of the next books in my Journey's End Billionaires contemporary romance series, EVERYTHING I HOPED FOR and EVERYTHING I NEED! This two-part saga answers the question: what happens when gruff British billionaire-to-be Anthony Scott falls for Melody Harrison, a small-town pediatric surgeon? Stay tuned for the Fall 2018 release date...

Don't forget that NO ORDINARY LOVE and BEYOND ORDINARY LOVE, the first two books in my Journey's End Billionaires series, are available in print and ebook format! What happens when sexy French billionaire Jean-Baptiste Mercier meets his match in no-nonsense career woman Samira Palmer? Come to Journey's End and read this two-part saga to find out!

If you STILL can't get enough of billionaire romances and alpha males, you'll want to read my Warner Family series, which is also available in print and ebook format. Start with reader favorite Andrew Warner in TENDER SECRETS (which is FREE!), then continue with ROAD TO SEDUCTION, CAMPAIGN FOR SEDUCTION, REDEMPTION'S KISS and REDEMPTION'S TOUCH.

As always, please stay tuned to AnnChristopher.com and Facebook.com/AnnChristopherAuthor for all the news about upcoming books and publication dates.

Madeline Hunter

He's no saint, but neither is she!

Have you met Gabriel, A DEVIL OF A DUKE yet? Publishers Weekly named it one of the best books for Summer 2018!

Get your copy now and read out this critically acclaimed book in my Decadent Dukes Society series.

"Rich with scandal and sensuality . . . a fabulous heroine . . . page-turning tale . . . a cast of memorable characters and smart, witty protagonists" --- Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

RT gave it 4 ½ stars and a Top Pick--- "Another passionate, adventurous, captivating romance from a grand mistress of the genre."

And this from Library Journal--- "With a delectable blend of clever ripostes, scorching sensuality, and masterly plotting, Hunter's latest sees the most infamous of the Decadent Dukes fall head over heels in a satisfying romantic adventure."

Mary J. Williams

FOUR SIMPLE WORDS (The Sisters Quartet).

"Loved all the books in this series. But Destry's story is the best by far"---Amazon Review.

Grab your copy Today!!!

Book one, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER is FREE for a short time.

Melinda Leigh

Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melinda Leigh will be attending the New Jersey Romance Writers 2018 Put Your Heart In a Book Conference on October 19 and 20th in Iselin, New Jersey. While there she will be running a workshop on the morning of the 19th (9:00am-12:00pm) called "All You Need To Know About Writing Romantic Suspense" (pre-registration is required to attend).  Also on the 20th from 3:15pm-4:15pm Melinda will host "Chat With Melinda: Ask Me Anything" where she will answer questions about writing, publishing, and anything else you want to know about the crazy life of a published author. Lastly Melinda will be signing books at the Book Fair from 4:30pm-5:30pm on the 20th.

Rebecca Zanetti

HIDDEN has been released!  It's a brand new series with suspense, romance, and humor.  The most stable character is a high-heel wearing German Shepherd with a penchant for Jack Daniels, although tequila will do in a pinch.  Yes, booze is bad for dogs.  The Deep Ops team does its best to keep Roscoe alcohol free, but he's a tricky dog.  And each trip to the vet shows his liver is just fine.  HIDDEN has been described as "an amazing series opener" by Fresh Fiction.  Also, keep an eye out for sales in the Sin Brother series as well as the Dark Protectors coming up sometime this month.  Everyone have a wonderful beginning to the Fall season!  Please join my newsletter for sneak peeks and free content.

Rayna Vause

Rayna Vause will be one of the authors signing at New Jersey Romance Writers Conference Book Fair. The signing is Saturday, October 20 from 4:20-5:30 in Iselin, NJ.

Joanne Rock

Join Joanne Rock's newsletter list HERE before November 15th to be first in line for a holiday gift from Joanne! Current subscribers are set to receive their gift. Joanne blogs on the 27th of each month at Tote Bags n Blogs... see yesterday's post here and leave a comment for a chance to win a book. Finally, Joanne invites you to her author page on Facebook for giveaways every Friday.

Dara Girard

TRULY YOURS, the fifth book in the It Happened One Wedding series, is now available in print.

Trent Brewster thinks nice guys finish last.

But a bet with his cousin and a sassy ER doctor are about to change his mind.

Get your copy here.

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