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  • Terri Osburn

    Terri fell in love with reading at a young age, starting with condensed versions of classics such as The Wizard of Oz, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Little Women. She fell into Romance novels around Junior High and never looked back. Authors such as Judith McNaught, Kathleen Woodiwiss, and LaVyrle Spencer kept her going through high school, then she bounded into the 90s with authors like Julie Garwood, Dorothy Garlock, Johanna Lindsey and countless others. Her bookshelves are lined...

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  • Karen Rock

    Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes sexy suspense novels and small-town romances for Harlequin and Kensington publishing. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, and having the...

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  • Ana Brazil

    A native of California, Ana Brazil lived in the south for many years. She earned her MA in American history from Florida State University and traveled her way through Mississippi as an architectural historian. Ana loves fried mullet, Greek Revival colonnades, and Miss Welty’s garden. She has a weakness for almost all things New Orleans. (Although she’s not sure just how it happened…but she favors bluegrass over jazz.) The Fanny Newcomb stories celebrate the tenacity, intelligence, and...

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  • Irish Winters

    I always wanted to be a writer. I’ve dabbled in poetry, short stories, and more daydreaming than most. I remember long Sunday afternoon drives with my parents where they would tell us eight kids to: ‘Look out the window and see something!’ I’ve been looking out the window ever since…. In the great pines of the Pacific Northwest, I saw a woman with nowhere to run find refuge in the arms of a tender warrior who’d forgotten the man he once was… In the hills of Wyoming, I saw a man...

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November News

Terri Osburn

Book 1 of my new Shooting Stars series, RISING STAR, is available NOW

A popular DJ at the hottest station in Nashville, Charley Layton is doing what she’s always wanted to do: living in the heart of country music. Charley puts her career first and relationships second, but when a charismatic stranger in a black cowboy hat invites her back to his place, she decides to give herself one night of no-strings fun.

But Dylan Monroe isn’t a no-strings kind of guy. Charley is beautiful, brainy, and brassy as hell---the kind of girl he’s always wanted. When his record label books him an interview on Charley’s show, he’s determined to find out why he woke up alone, and when he can see her again.

With Dylan now the most eligible bachelor in country music, Charley doubts their fling stands a chance, but she’s willing to try. Dylan dreams of fame, but he also craves a life offstage with Charley. Can he convince her that both of their dreams are worth chasing, and that love is still possible, even in the spotlight?

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Karen Rock

Book 1 of my new Rocky Mountain Cowboys series, CHRISTMAS AT CADE RANCH, will be available in eBook November 1st and paperback November 7th.

James Cade has one priority: keep the family ranch running smoothly in the wake of his younger brother’s death. With Jesse’s ex, Sofia Gallardo, and her young son, Javi, stranded at Cade Ranch over Christmas, this task just got a lot harder. The longer Sofia and Javi stay, the harder it is to imagine the ranch without them. James couldn’t save his brother from his inner demons, but he can give his nephew a secure future. Maybe more—if he can figure out how to trust Sofia, and stop feeling like he’s betraying Jesse. Because trying to stop thinking about beautiful, determined Sofia is impossible.

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Deb Marlowe

So close! THE LADY'S LEGACY, third novel in the Half Moon House series, is going up on pre-order and releases next month! In the meantime, you can read an excerpt at

Take a look Behind the Books while you are there, and don't forget to follow Deb on
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

And for some Halloween season fun---don't forget to check out LADY TAMSYN AND THE PIXIE'S CURSE, out now!

Madeline Hunter

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THE MOST DANGEROUS DUKE IN LONDON would still like to meet you, if you have not become acquainted already. Readers can't resist his seductive charm. Introductions can be had at

Caridad Pineiro

It's still possible to hold onto summer a little longer with Caridad Pineiro's ONE SUMMER NIGHT. Find out why the NY Times said "The sex between Maggie and Owen is . . . delicious . . ." Savor this enemies to lovers tale set on the Jersey Shore that was a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Romance Pick! For more information, please visit

Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz explores the bonds of sisterhood in WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE. Charlotte's sister has gone off the grid before, but never like this. Jocelyn has vanished without a trace. In her search for Jocelyn, Charlotte crosses paths with a down on his luck PI and realizes that he may hold the key to finding Jocelyn before it's too late. Attraction and danger go hand in hand in WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE.

Stella Cameron

Stella Cameron invites you to explore her critically acclaimed Alex Duggins Mystery Series. Returning to her childhood hometown, Alex Duggins looks forward to restarting her life after a painful divorce. Too bad for Alex, the cozy, small town of Folly-on-Weir is not as safe and quiet as she remembers. Her curiosity gets the best of her and Alex does double duty as the town innkeeper/amateur sleuth. Visit Stella's website this month to enter for a chance to win an Alex Duggins Mystery!

Alexa Aston

WORD OF HONOR is featured in a limited time boxed set available through November 18. ROMANTIC HEROES contains seven full-length historical romances from authors Kathryn Le Veque, Terri Brisbin, Barbara Devlin, Hildie McQueen, Catherine Kean, Lana Williams, and myself.

Lose yourself in these beautifully-crafted tales of romance---for only 99 cents---or you can read for free in Kindle Unlimited.

Buy Romantic Heroes

And look for BOLD IN HONOR, the latest in my KNIGHT OF HONOR medieval romance series, which will be on pre-order in late November. It can be read as a standalone and is free in Kindle Unlimited.

During the Peasants' Rebellion, Sir Ancel de Montfort rescues Lady Margery Ormond in the midst of battle. Returning Margery to her home at Highfield, the king decides to give Ancel both Highfield and its accompanying title in reward for his courageous service since Highfield's baron was murdered in the uprising. More importantly, Margery is to be Ancel's bride.

But Margery's stepbrother escaped the peasants' onslaught and arrives unexpectedly to claim his inheritance---and control of Margery's fate. Will Ancel find a way to wed the woman he loves, despite Vivers' plan to sell Margery to the highest bidder?

Jenna Sutton

BARRELED OVER, the first book in Jenna Sutton's new Trinity Distillery series, is now available for pre-order! The contemporary romance features country star Ava Grace Landy and Jonah Beck, founder and CEO of a craft bourbon distillery. It will be available in ebook and print when it releases on December 26, 2017. Visit Jenna's website to read an excerpt.

Justine Davis

That furry rascal is back! Coming December 1st, a brand new Cutter's Code adventure from Justine Davis.

Katie Moore's small town is rocked when her best friend is brutally murdered---and her father becomes the prime suspect. Her dad's only chance is Gavin de Marco, a nationally famous attorney who doesn't trust anything or anyone. Now Gavin is probing secrets heartbroken Katie didn't know she had---and sparking an attraction neither can resist, especially when that clever dog Cutter decides they need his help.

Betrayal taught Gavin to ruthlessly expose the truth---and he's certain Katie is hiding something. Still, her fiery warmth is challenging his considerable defenses every step of the way, making it impossible to stay out of her arms. But surviving a killer's insidious scheme could shatter any shot he and Katie have at justice---or a future...

Pre-order now to get this latest installment in this exciting romantic suspense series on release day!

Mary Jo Putney

THE WILD CHILD returns! Mary Jo Putney is delighted to announce the November 1st ebook release of the first book in her classic historical romance Bride Trilogy:

The younger son of an earl, Dominic Renbourne is offered an irresistible bribe by his arrogant, identical twin brother, Kyle. All he must do is take Kyle's place at Warfield Manor, where he is to court Lady Meriel Grahame, the orphaned heiress Kyle is pledged to marry. No one will be the wiser because fey Lady Meriel lives in a world of her own. The last thing Dominic expects is an entrancing, silent sylph whose ethereal beauty is as stunning as her passionate love for nature.

Meriel prefers solitude, safe from the nightmare that nearly destroyed her as a child. She is content-- until the arrival of a handsome intruder who understands her as no one else ever has. And because she lives outside society's rules, she sees no need to restrain her desire for the man who is surely her destined mate....

"The Wild Child is an exceptional romance... a keeper --- and a strong contender for best historical romance of the year!" and

Francis Ray

Happy Thanksgiving. While you enjoy the celebrations with family and friends, feast on a delicious treat by downloading Volume 1 of The Grayson Friends Collection.

Volume 1

The Grayson Friends Collection Volume 1 bundle contains A SEDUCTIVE KISS, WITH JUST ONE KISS, and A DANGEROUS KISS.

Bestselling author Francis Ray celebrates the lifelong bonds between the Grayson family and their friends with heartwarming love stories and happy ever afters...


Dianna Harrington is known throughout the world as "The Face"---the stunningly beautiful spokesmodel for her family's fashion empire. She could probably have her pick of any man she wants. But Dianna would rather kick back and relax with a good friend--- namely Alex Stewart, who she's known, and harbored a crush on, her whole life...


Cicely St. John is not impressed by her friend C.J. Callahan's so-called passion in life: running a New York City bar that he inherited from his uncle. So why can't Cicely stop thinking about the dance they shared at their mutual friends' wedding---or the mutual attraction she felt in C.J.'s arms?


Sexy, single sports consultant Payton "Sin" Sinclair has tackled the world's most valuable players---and most eligible women. But ever since his two best friends found love, despite his dangerous secret, he's tempted to take a chance himself. And that temptation is a woman named Summer...

Nicole Jordan

MY FAIR LOVER, Legendary Lovers Book 5, is on sale now!

In a sizzling twist on My Fair Lady, beautiful matchmaker Lady Katharine Wilde promises to turn vexing American privateer Brandon Deverill into a proper English lord and find him a bride... if he will protect her from French pirates during her search for a buried family treasure.

MY FAIR LOVER was named a Best Book of the Month by Amazon and a Fresh Pick by Fresh Fiction.

RT Book Reviews made MY FAIR LOVER a Top Pick with 4 1/2 stars, calling it "a sizzling tale... a delightful battle-of-wills story with a tough and tender hero. There's Jordan's signature humor, a high degree of sensuality, emotional depth and deep sighs galore. This is Jordan at her best."

MY FAIR LOVER received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! "Jordan's fifth Legendary Lovers Regency romance, a gender-swapped take on My Fair Lady, is a beautifully crafted adventure filled with passion and peril. Readers will savor this splendid installment of a consistently strong series."

Booklist also gave MY FAIR LOVER a lovely review: "With the latest entrancing tale in her Legendary Lovers series, Jordan puts a sexy twist on Pygmalion, and her flair for fusing smoldering love scenes with a plot spiked with action and danger makes her books a must-read for fans of old-school historical romances by the likes of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Judith McNaught."

And connect with Nicole on Facebook for a great time!

Sandra Hill

It's raining Cajuns this month for NYT and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Hill. Any day now a new reissue of So Into You, renamed BAYOU ANGEL, will be available. This is the eighth book in Sandra's popular Cajun series, featuring the outrageous Tante Lulu. Lots of people overlooked this book first time around because its title didn't have the usual "Cajun" or "bayou" in the title. With a hero named Angel Sabato, the new title is certainly appropriate. Check her website for more details at or her Facebook page at Sandra Hill Author for more details.

Then, from November 16-30, an ebook version of the anthology A DIXIE CHRISTMAS, will be available for only 99 cents.

Also, look for Tante Lulu's very own story in the newly written novella, WHEN LULU WAS HOT. It should be out by the end of the month.

If that wasn't enough, her latest novel, CAJUN CRAZY, comes out on November 28.

Whew! As they say down on the bayou, Let the Good Times Roll!

Amelia Grey

Coming December 5, 2017

There may be times when a gentleman is desperate to gain a lady's attention, but a gentleman would never resort to desperate measures to obtain it.

A Proper Gentleman's Guide to Wooing the Perfect Lady

Sir Vincent Tybalt Valentine

Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn is guardian for his sweet, younger sister. Due to his misguided past as one of the infamous Rakes of St James, Hawk is hoping to avoid the Season by securing a match for her before it begins. He has the perfect gentleman in mind, but for one infuriating---and unexpectedly intoxicating---obstacle: the intended groom's own sister, Miss Loretta Quick.

Having narrowly avoided her own arranged marriage to an unacceptable nobleman, Loretta is determined that her dear brother---a gentle, good-natured soul---should marry for love. Matching wits with Hawk may be her greatest challenge yet, until she realizes it may also be her greatest pleasure. For the young duke's irresistible charm has not only begun to crumble her stubborn resolve, it has claimed her heart in true love as well.

Dara Girard

A TEMPTING PROPOSAL is now available.

A bogus groom.

A scheming bride.

A sensual game of deception begins the moment they say "I do."

But neither anticipates falling in love.

Get a copy from your favorite retailer here.

Visit to find out about past and current releases.

Tricia Cerrone

GLISTEN: The Black Swan Files 002

Winner of the 2017 Pinnacle Award and the Write Touch Readers Award. Nominated for a Maggie, an Athena, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and the 2017 Book Buyer's Best Award.

She's an escaped government experiment getting ready for her first party. Thankfully, she has friends with skills.

Jocelyn ran a hand over the wig. "Do you think I could keep the hair?"
"Uh..." Brittany hesitated.

"It's okay if I can't," Jocelyn added hurriedly.

"No, no. It's just, um, on a payment plan."

"My hair is on a payment plan?"

"It's really good hair," Brittany started to explain.

"No, no. I just thought is sounded funny."

"Oh," Brittany relaxed. "Yeah. It does, kinda." She smoothed the material at Jocelyn's shoulder. "It's sheer but it completely hides the scar."

Jocelyn nodded, confessing what Brittany had already suspected. "It was a bullet. I stopped it so it wouldn't go through---"

"You can stop bullets?"

"Only if I see them coming."

"That's unfortunate."

"Yes. It was a test."

"I miss spelling bees," Brittany quipped.

Ana Brazil


I'm thrilled to announce the publication of my historical mystery FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER.

Gilded Age New Orleans is overrun with prostitutes, pornographers, and a malicious Jack the Ripper copycat.

Desperate to know who murdered her favorite student, ambitious typewriting teacher Fanny Newcomb launches into a hunt for the self-proclaimed Irish Channel Ripper.

Fanny quickly enlists the help of her well-connected employers---Principal Sylvia Giddings and her sister Dr. Olive---and together the women forge through saloons, cemeteries, slums, and houses of prostitution.

Fanny's good intentions quickly infuriate her longtime beau Lawrence Decatur, while her reckless persistence confounds the talented police detective Daniel Crenshaw. Reluctantly, Lawrence and Daniel also lend their talents to Fanny's investigation.

As the murderer sets a date for his next heinous crime, can Fanny Newcomb and her crew stop the Irish Channel Ripper before he kills again?

FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is available on a Kindle for $3.99.

On November 20th, rendezvous with me on the Writerspace blog. I'll share how Thanksgiving dinner was celebrated in late 19th century New Orleans. Hint: yes, there was a stuffed turkey; but there were oysters, red snapper, and lamb chops also!

Please join me on my writing journey at and connect with me on Facebook, Goodreads, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

Sylvia Day

The AFTERBURN/AFTERSHOCK film, based on the novel of the same name by #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and #1 international bestselling author Sylvia Day is releasing on November 3rd, 2017! You can watch the trailer here, and find all the ways to watch the movie here. In addition to the film, special movie edition AFTERBURN/AFTERSHOCK ebooks are now available for preorder. These editions are offered at a special price and feature the sizzling story you love with a new cover inspired by the film. For all Sylvia Day film news, check our her website, where you can also stay up to date on all upcoming events and appearances.

Bill A. Brier

The award winning mystery, THE KILLER WHO HATED SOUP, came out this week with sensational reviews!

"Bill A. Brier's launch of his '50s, small-town Oklahoma mystery series is...refreshingly different. Filled with fast-paced action and delightful devil-may-care, good ol' country folks, this intriguing and oftentimes humorous mystery is one you won't unravel until the end. Get ready to laugh, shake your head, and bite your nails--all at the same time." --Pepper O'Neal, author of the award-winning Black Ops Chronicles series.

John Valeri, writing for The Criminal Element, said, "Bill A. Brier balances a cinematic eye with old-fashioned storytelling sensibilities; the result is a richly atmospheric and often humorous tale that never takes itself too seriously but keeps your full attention all the same."

And he didn't even mention Bill's $1,000 giveaway prize! It's not too late to enter! Go to:

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