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    Sara Stamford is a fast-rising author celebrating her first novel The Honeycomb Diamond.
    Creative and full of purpose-inspired stories, she focuses on often overlooked societal themes and characters, with a keen emphasis on female empowerment, inclusion, reversing stereotypes, and promoting deeper understanding.
    Sara's compelling and suspenseful tale showcased in her inaugural novel The Honeycomb Diamond is poised to be a best-seller, applauded by audiences and critics...

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October News

Rebecca Zanetti

Driven by prophecy, the Dark Protectors are sexy male vampires, fearless and born to mate with human females---for eternity.
Check out the latest Dark Protectors book, GARRETT'S DESTINY, available for pre-order now with a release date of October 25.

Laura M. Baird

It's been a hot minute since I've shared some author news... like, all summer. It's hard to believe how quickly that season has passed. But autumn is my favorite, with cooler days, gorgeous colors, and a better reason to love my favorite attire -- jeans and sweatshirts.

The past few months have brought plenty of ups and downs in life, but I'll focus on the ups! I was extremely productive with my writing, completing two novellas that have been accepted by Evernight Publishing. Release dates TBD. However, my newest release can now be yours! DESTINED DRAGON is a fast-paced, fated-mates novella I adored writing. Hope you'll adore reading.

Cathryn Marr

Cathryn Marr's Halloween Novella Free in KU!

'Tis the season for spooky stories, and paranormal romance author Cathryn Marr has the perfect treat for readers. Their novella EMILY'S HALLOWEEN is now FREE on Kindle Unlimited and is also available for purchase on Amazon for $3.99.  This story connects to the authors' Brotherhood of Shadows series starter, SOUL KEEPER.

Meet the Author in California!

Cathryn Marr has teamed up with the Li'l Book Bug for a wonderful indie bookstore meet and greet with a great lineup of authors on October 8 in Lancaster, CA, from 1-4 p.m. Follow the Li'L Book Bug on Facebook for more information closer to the event.

As always, make sure you sign up for Cathryn Marr's monthly newsletter for the latest book news, exclusive giveaways, and sneak peeks at upcoming stories.

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Stacy Finz

The smell of pumpkin spice is in the air.

And so is the famous Moonbright legend, promising that the ladies of this small Main town will marry the men they see reflected in a mirror on Halloween. For three such singles, the crunch of fall leaves and the fragrance of fresh-baked pie sets the perfect stage for this most tantalizing trick---and most delightful treat---the genuine enchantment of true love.

A trio of bestselling contemporary romance authors share THE CAFÉ BETWEEN PUMPKIN AND PIE, a magically delicious anthology---perfect for fall indulgence. So take a visit to Moonbright, where there's a pumpkin on every porch, fresh brewed apple cider in every cup, and the sweetest sorcery is in the air.

Christina Dodd

First, let me assure you I'm law-abiding. I don't jaywalk or speed (much.) I don't swear---

What?

I don't swear in public. I've been married since the earth's crust cooled, so living in sin is out. But in my defense, that statue stands in the courtyard of a new, unoccupied Seattle building and we thought---Jayne Ann Krentz and I---it would be a great prop for two quick book videos, one for her (SWEETWATER AND THE WITCH) and one for me (POINT LAST SEEN.)

Jayne's motto: What could possibly go wrong? Let me tell you.

I filmed and Jayne's video was perfect. Of course. She's even more law-abiding than I am. SWEETWATER AND THE WITCH video here.

Next we walked around the statue, discussed that the surrounding bench was too high to sit on and what were the designers thinking? For my video, I suggested that I climb up, crawl toward my book, show it, and say my line.

Now...if you visit Nerdville, you'd find that Jayne Ann Krentz and I are so nerdy we're Nobility. Yet Jayne enthusiastically agreed to me climbing and crawling and I completed my video without a hitch. Sort of.

Apparently the building wasn't as empty as we thought. I climbed. A security guard charged out yelling, "That's not a bench." I was so intent on my acting I didn't realize what was happening. We found out it wasn't a bench but a place to stand with your coffee. I apologized. We skedaddled. POINT LAST SEEN video here.

If you haven't already, I hope this adventure convinces you to order SWEETWATER AND THE WITCH and POINT LAST SEEN, recommend the books, write a review, and share this letter. Because we live to entertain you, and the Nobility of Nerdville are now Rebels of the Readerville!

As long as going forward being Rebels involves nothing illegal or unwise or results in us being yelled at.

Sincerely, Christina "Born to be Mild" Dodd

Linda O. Johnston

Happy October from Linda O. Johnston! The year is certainly passing quickly.

In fact, it's nearing November, when Linda's next book will be published: SHIELDING COLTON'S WITNESS, part of the Coltons of Colorado series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. As mentioned before, she's currently working on her next Colton book---for 2023. It takes place in New York City, one of the Colton NYC series.

And soon it will actually be 2023, and in February the third in Linda's Shelter of Secrets series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, UNDERCOVER COWBOY DEFENDER, will be published.

Also as previously mentioned, Linda isn't sure when her second Alaska Untamed Mystery for Crooked Lane books will be published-- or rather Lark O. Jensen's book. That's Linda's first pseudonym. The first in the series was published in May of this year: BEAR WITNESS. The second one will be called CRY WOLF---and yes, it contains wolves, not surprising about a book set in Alaska featuring a naturalist protagonist!

Augustina Van Hoven

CURSED, book two of The Eldritch series, will release on October 4th.  The series is Supernatural Suspense. It's a story of good and evil, magic and the things that go bump in the night. It's a perfect Halloween read.

Nick stayed in the saddle. If he dismounted, Brutus might bolt. Something was frightening the horse, something the creature could sense but Nick couldn't. Brutus acted like this when Nick tried to get him closer to the cemetery than the maple tree. Something was nearby, and standing here in the middle of the road with thick trees and brush on either side was a good way to get ambushed.

He adjusted his grip on the reins and tapped the horse's flanks to signal the animal to run. Brutus obeyed. They raced along, coming quickly to the tight curve. They rounded it, and the horse reared, dumping Nicolas onto the gravel.

Brutus disappeared into the foliage, leaving Nick on the ground. When Nick finally caught his breath and sat up, there, several feet in front of him was a handcart filled with fish and ice and a man stretched out on the ground.

But that wasn't what nearly stopped Nick's heart, or what had terrified the horse.

It was the thing that was leaning over the man pulling his heart from his chest---a gigantic black wolf.

Happy Reading.

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Tee O'Fallon

ARMED 'N' READY, Federal K-9 Book 2

Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Nick Houston is as tough as they come, and he and his K-9, Saxon, are hot on the trail of a major illegal gun dealer. But his best lead---the beautiful owner of the Dog Park Café, Andi Hardt----is not cooperating. Doesn't matter how sexy she is, or that his dog seems to be in love with her. She's a suspect and he won't cross that line. Ever.

Andi Hardt sank everything into her dream business---the Dog Park Café, a restaurant catering to dogs as much as people. Now everything is in jeopardy because of one extremely frustrating, incredibly hot state trooper. Like it or not, she's in Nick's crosshairs, and he's calling the shots. Her only option: cooperate, or lose everything she's worked so hard for.

Nick and Andi are catapulted straight into the danger zone, forcing them to make life-altering choices, and face their desires. Risking his life for Andi is the easy part. Risking his heart is the toughest assignment Nick will face.

Grab your copy of ARMED 'N' READY here: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Google, Books A Million

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Kate White

If you'd love a "riveting, unpredictable" psychological thriller to curl up with this fall, consider Kate White's latest, THE SECOND HUSBAND. It's the story of thirty-something Emma Hawke, whose seemingly perfect second marriage is rocked when the police announce they're reinvestigating the brutal and unsolved murder of her first husband. Not only is Emma a suspect, but she begins to fear that something is very wrong with the new life she's created for herself.

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Pam Binder

Two 2022 Pam Binder novels are perfect for you readers who enjoy adventurous time travel to historic times with hunky warriors and strong heroines.

In THE IMMORTAL, William MacAlpin is a smoke jumper who fights fires in the Montana back country. But he's also a secret immortal sworn to protect the earth. William is called back to 16th century England to stop a ruthless killer determined to change history. What William doesn't count on is falling in love with a gifted painter and servant in Queen Mary's Court. Isabel is mysteriously linked to the man William has sworn to destroy. Can he complete his mission and spend his immortal life with this woman of his heart?

In WYLDER TIMES, Douglas Eagle Greyeyes is a shapeshifter from the Blackfoot tribe who rescues a beautiful woman. But soon his mortal enemy will attack, and the stars tell him this woman's arrival is no coincidence. Descended from Irish Travelers, Vanessa O'Casey could either save or destroy Greyeyes. When their common enemy strikes, Greyeyes and Vanessa must fight for their lives and against their growing attraction if they are to defeat a force as formidable as nature.

Get THE IMMORTAL and WYLDER TIMES now!

Sheri Richey

Have you visited Spicetown, Ohio? A new business just opened this year and it started with a bang!
If you enjoyed the Spicetown Mystery Series, you will love finding out more about the wealthy eccentric widow, Grace Keslar, who lives with her cat, Chauncey, (who may or may not be her late husband reincarnated).

Chauncey is trying to police the establishment, alert the other household members to any wrongdoing detected, and find someone he can collaborate with while ridding the mansion of evil! Humans can be so slow though...

CAT IN CAHOOTS, Keslar Mansion Mystery Book One, is available now!

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock is excited to share that all three of the books in her Return to Catamount series from Harlequin Desire are Harlequin Junkie Top Pick books! If you're looking for a sexy series with a breathtaking Colorado setting, check out Joanne's inheritance drama trilogy where the three Barclay sisters inherit their grandmother's ranch--and all the unresolved family problems that come with it! In ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIVALS, the first in the series, "Joanne Rock has used her superb storytelling skills to craft the perfect enemies to lovers tale." This is a coming home story with serious sparks! Read the full review here.

Then, ONE COLORADO NIGHT is "another fabulous story with plenty of sizzle and emotional depth," while book 3, A COLORADO CLAIM, is a "super spicy" reunion tale that lives up to the Harlequin Desire promise! Read the full review for A COLORADO CLAIM here or ONE COLORADO NIGHT here. Joanne is penning her next series for Harlequin Desire now. You can begin the Kingsland series, set in western Montana, beginning in February when RODEO REBEL arrives in stores. (Check out the cover and see if you think the hero looks like the character Kayce Dutton from Yellowstone!)

Cheyenne McCray

HIDDEN PREY is FREE for a limited time!

HIDDEN PREY is a steamy romantic suspense, a high-octane thriller about a woman running from a Mexican cartel and the man determined to protect her.

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Valerie J. Clarizio

New release announcement! A FRAUDULENT ENCOUNTER, book 3 in the Crime & Passion Stalk City Hall Series has arrived.

Widowed Police Chief, Daxon Mertz, suffers from an irreparable broken heart.
Municipal Treasurer Natasha Kane is a divorcee who has sworn off men.
Out of nowhere, love knocks, but can their relationship survive a financial fraud investigation?

Early reviews indicate you won't want to miss Dax and Natasha's story.

Amelia Grey

On Sale October 18,2022
A Novella for $2.99
CHRISTMAS AT DEWBERRY HOLLOW
By
Amelia Grey

Miss Isabelle Reed has no plans to ever fall in love. She has a perfectly acceptable life with her mother at the Dewberry Hollow Inn, thank you very much. But when Gate, the Duke of Notsgrove's grandson, appears at Dewberry Hollow searching for a carving on a tree, Isabelle cannot help but get involved. But Gate's charm and their instant attraction makes Isabelle question if she's willing to take her chance at love once again.

Alexa Aston

FINDING HOME: A SMALL TOWN ROMANCE is my current release and the final book in my Maple Cove contemporary romance series. Read for free with Kindle Unlimited.

A journalist at a turning point in her career. An ex-Navy SEAL who has spent his entire life alone. An unlikely friendship which develops into a scorching-hot romance . . .

My next release from my Second Sons of London Regency romance series is VALUED BY THE VISCOUNT. Pre-order it now for 99 cents. It releases October 4.

A reformed rogue who yearns for a love match. A widow who's been tossed from her home. A house party meant to bring lovers together . . .

Dara Girard

My latest release, THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, the first book in the From This Day Forward trilogy, is now available in both ebook and print format.

Maya Kayode, the black sheep of the Kayode daughters, hates flowers.

So when her sister tosses her the wedding bouquet, Maya does her best to avoid catching it.

And ends up nearly killing Keeden Adesina.

The one man she hates more than flowers.

If you enjoy an enemies-to-lovers novel, this is the book for you.

Get your copy here.

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Sabrina Jeffries

Eliza gets a new name...a Designing Debutantes update!

NYT bestseller Sabrina Jeffries is off to an enchanting start with the release of A DUKE FOR DIANA, the launch book in her Designing Debutantes series. Readers are already eagerly anticipating book two in that series about the youthful, widowed sister, Eliza. While originally the publisher titled that book AN EARL FOR ELIZA, Kensington's marketing department decided on a rename before its March 28, 2023, release. Now, AN EARL FOR ELIZA has become WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BALLROOM, and it's available for pre-order! Check out the cover art and pre-order from Amazon here or from your book retailer of choice.

A New Cover for a Classic Hellion

Pocket Books reissued gorgeous, new covers for several reader favorites from Sabrina's Hellions of Halstead Hall series including THE TRUTH ABOUT LORD STONEVILLE and A HELLION IN HER BED. Book three in the series gets the white glove treatment next with the January 24, 2023, reissue of HOW TO WOO A RELUCTANT LADY! It's up for preorder now at Amazon.

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Lyn Cote

Do you like Christmas? Do you like puppies? Then you will love the new series of sweet romance Christmas Novellas by nine authors. The first one will be released on Tuesday Oct 11th, HOUSE CALLS FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Pat Simmons. Laura Scott, Roxanne Rustand, Merrillee Whren and I are just a few Writerspace authors taking part in this fun holiday series. Each story must have a puppy and Christmas in it, but otherwise, not connected to each other so you can read them in any order. There will be one new story every week from October 11 through December 6. So do you want to get a head start on your good holiday mood? Then click this link and look over this fun series of nine fun and romantic stories with puppies and Christmas. My novella, MAVIS'S FOREVER CHRISTMAS, comes out on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. This is the cover. Isn't that puppy adorable? I just want to scoop him up and hug him---after I wipe off his snowy paws, of course!

Connie Mann

I'm so thrilled to show you the cover of BEYOND FEAR, book 3 of the Florida Wildlife Warriors series, which will release in November.

Here's a bit about the story:

Sometimes, wild animals aren't the biggest danger in the forest...

After her mother's murder two years ago, sharpshooter Lisa Bass returned to Florida to start over -- and try to earn her grandmother's forgiveness. She loves her job as a Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission officer, and teaching a weekly self-defense class helps keep the guilt at bay. So when the husband of one of her students is murdered, Lisa is absolutely determined the woman won't get railroaded for a crime she didn't commit.

Newly promoted Sheriff's Detective Pete "Bulldog" Tanner believes spouses are always the prime suspect, but when the clues point to blackmail and illegal game hunting, he's not sure what to think. Especially when their prime suspect vanishes.

Neither Lisa nor Pete relish working a joint investigation, not with the unexpected and unwelcome attraction crackling between them. But when Lisa is targeted and more people disappear, they will have to trust each other to stop the killers that are closing in fast.

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