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Eliana West

Welcome to Colton, Mississippi, a small town in the Mississippi Delta filled with heart and hope.

THE WAY BEYOND, the third book in the heartwarming Heart of Colton Series, launches September 13th.

Jacob Winters has a secret: he's come to Colton undercover as an FBI handler. He didn't plan to stay, but the small town has charmed him with a sense of community he hasn't felt in a long time. And his attraction to the beautiful Mae Colton complicates things even more. Jacob doesn't do relationships---he won't risk making memories he might regret.

Mae Colton loves her little town of Colton, Mississippi, and doesn't want to leave. In fact, instead of moving on to bigger things---namely a political career in D.C.---like she'd planned, she wants to run for a second term as mayor of Colton. But not everyone in town supports this choice, including the commitment-phobic Jacob Winters.

Mae is ready to make their secret relationship official and go public, but that would break Jacob's one rule. When a threat against Mae's life forces him to admit the truth of his feelings, he must race to save the woman he loves before it's too late.

THE WAY BEYOND is available for pre-order at all retailers now!


Roxanne Rustand

What could possibly go wrong?

A jaded lawyer searching for a quiet life in a small resort town ends up sharing a house with a woman who has a troubled  past, a young daughter and a menagerie of epic proportions. The situation is challenging enough, but add a miniature goat with a penchant for roses and adventure, plus an unknown enemy who will stop at nothing to achieve his own goals, and life becomes even more...interesting.   CLICK HERE to learn more about or to buy ONE MORE KISS!

"You want romance at its best? Humor, warmth, a to-die-for hero...Roxanne Rustand delivers it all!"   -- Cindy Gerard, New York Times bestselling author

"Ms. Rustand has penned a funny and tender novel about love and the healing power of trust. Filled with wonderful secondary characters and a hero and heroine that are sure to please, this novel will entertain the most discerning romance lover." -- Jennifer MacBride, Romance Reviewer

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Sabrina Jeffries

Farewell, summer. Time for my Yuletide Kiss!

Despite sweltering heat in Sabrina Jeffries's corner of the U.S., the New York Times bestselling author is dreaming of London house parties, seasonal merriment, and mistletoe kisses since her holiday anthology A YULETIDE KISS releases on September 28. This delightful collection of stories, written with bestselling authors Madeline Hunter and Mary Jo Putney, follows a group of stranded holiday travelers who are trapped at an inn during inclement weather. Each author puts a unique spin on these connected tales.

Sabrina's story contribution is "When We Finally Kiss Good-Night" featuring two characters fans might remember from the author's Duke Dynasty series. Here's more about the story. When Flora Younger first met Konrad Juncker, she thought she'd found her match, only to have her hopes dashed. Konrad is now a famous playwright whose plays Flora has secretly panned in reviews. But a chance meeting in a secluded inn may help them rewrite this star-crossed romance...

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Janna MacGregor

Holiday Plans = #amreading

Sure, it's still sweltering outside, but it's never too early to talk about exciting holiday reads. And this holiday anthology is "promenade through Hyde Park in August" hot! Janna MacGregor, author of A DUKE IN TIME, joins bestselling authors Eloisa James, Christi Caldwell, and Erica Ridley to tell a hilarious tale of a yuletide house party that serves up love and scandal in equal measure in MISTLETOE CHRISTMAS.

A house party so large that mothers lose track of their charges leads to a delightful, seductive quartet of stories that you will savor for the Season! Grab your copy of MISTLETOE CHRISTMAS in print, ebook, or audiobook format, and start reading September 28!

Read Along with the Cavenshams!

Janna MacGregor invites readers to join her in The Cavensham Club! The author and fans of historical romance will read through the Cavensham Heiresses series, one per month, while discussing the stories book club style on Discord. Filled with fun surprises and giveaways, it'll be starting in September with THE BAD LUCK BRIDE. Click here to learn more about the Cavensham Club and to see the rest of the schedule.

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Augustina Van Hoven

THE DISCOVERY releases this month on the 14th. This is a novella that is part of the Tovenaar series. It tells the story of how Karl, Valerian's human assistant, met and fell in love with Avalyn of the water fae.

Chemist Karl Hansen is hiding from us former boss in a small Oregon town. Each day pretty much blends into the next until the cold rainy afternoon when he meets Avalyn, the woman of his dreams. One little problem, she's not really human. Her world is not a safe place to be, but he'll risk everything for her.

Avalyn of the water Fae is on a mission with others from the hidden community.

Everything changes when she meets human Karl. Is loving him the right decision when he may not survive her world and her people mate for life?

Happy Reading.

Tee O'Fallon

I'm excited to announce that TOUGH JUSTICE, the first of my brand-new K-9 Special Ops series, is now available for Pre-Order! This book will be released in digital and mass market paperback. Order your copy today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Google, and Books A Million.

TOUGH JUSTICE... When a DEA special agent and his K-9 companion team up with an ER doctor to investigate a public health crisis, chemistry sizzles. But the danger is far closer than they ever imagined...

Add it to your TBR list today --

Contest -- For September, I'll be giving away a digital copy of DARK 'N' DEADLY. Enter here for a chance to win!

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Lucy Monroe

Lucy Monroe and Carrie Nichols will be hosting their monthly Book Chat today (Aug 31) on YouTube at 10 am PDT. The chat will be recorded so you can watch it later if you can't make it live. Their amazing guests this month are own voice authors Jadesola James, Denise Wheatley and soon to be published with Special Edition, Darby Baham. Stop by and chat about books! Lucy is also giving away a limited number of advanced copies of her Oct 26th release, HIS MAJESTY'S HIDDEN HEIR for reader reviews in her FB Group, Lucy's Book Nook . If you're not a member, join now for your chance at an early copy.

Claire Marti

The reviews for HOTEL KING, Book 1 in my new California Suits series are rolling in! Have you read this enemies to lovers romance yet?

5 Stars: Charlotte O'Shay
Setting is king in Hotel King, the swoony, sophisticated first book in Marti's California Suits series. Claire Marti's new series starter, Hotel King captivated me from start to finish.

5 Stars: Isha C I Love Books Blog
Caught in a battle of wills, sparks fly, hearts break and romance takes hold. Marti speaks the language of love with a melodic voice and a graceful heart.

5 Stars: Katie O'Sullivan Book Blog
In Hotel King, Ryan and Charlie prove once again that Claire is a master of enemies to lovers romance, and a master of writing enjoyable beach reads.

5 Stars: Bookbub Reviewer
I have not read a book by Claire Marti before but Hotel King, the first book in the California Suites series is wonderful. This is a great enemies-to-lovers office romance, and it is sizzling hot. There are secrets and hidden betrayal and lots of combustible tension. I am looking forward to the next book Wine Country King.

Meg Tilly

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me and the fabulous John Charles from The Poisoned Pen Bookstore as we chat about my transition from a dancer to an actor to a writer and my brand new book, THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS. Set in the world of Hollywood, this standalone novel is a sexy thriller published by Berkley Books in mass market paperback, digital and audiobook.

On the run from her violent, estranged husband, Sarah Rainsford changes identities yet again to throw him off her trail. But the crafty police lieutenant will bend any law to get his hands on her inheritance---and she is worth far more to him dead than alive. Sarah finds a job as personal assistant to Hollywood golden boy director Mick Talford. Just as their relationship gets personal, they must combine forces in a desperate attempt to keep Sarah out of harm's way. But with danger trailing them, is it enough to keep them both alive?

The Romance Dish's P.J. Ausdenmore says, "I recommend clearing your schedule before beginning The Runaway Heiress. Once I started, there was nothing that was going to pull me away from this book until I reached the final page." Thank you, P.J.!

Cathryn Marr

Cathryn Marr has exciting news to share for lovers of good deeds, romantic reads, and tasty treats. Dozens of foodie romance authors, including fan favorites like Kristan Higgins, Beverly Jenkins, and Susan Wiggs, joined forces to create LOVE IN THE MIX: A COOKBOOK FOR ROMANCE READERS TO BENEFIT PROLITERACY! Cathryn Marr contributed a special family recipe created by the author's mom.

Cathryn said, "Every year my mom made special cookies for the winter solstice and served them with hot chocolate or mulled apple cider. I remember her saying the shortest day and longest night of the year should have its own cookie. I wholeheartedly and lovingly agree! Now romance readers everywhere can try mom's Winter Solstice cookies, my contribution to the LOVE IN THE MIX: A COOKBOOK FOR ROMANCE READERS TO BENEFIT PROLITERACY."

Do a good deed and reap the tasty rewards. Order your copy of LOVE IN THE MIX: A COOKBOOK FOR ROMANCE READERS TO BENEFIT PROLITERACY today!

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Rebecca Zanetti

IMMORTAL'S HONOR (Dark Protectors Book 14) releases on 12/7 and is available for pre-order now!
First comes danger . . .
When Vampire-Demon Sam Kyllwood discovers he's the keeper of some mysterious circle, he laughs it off. When he finds out that his younger brother is supposed to fight to the death in said circle, he snaps right to furious. And that's before he starts uncontrollably making things explode ---it turns out it's never too late to develop deadly new immortal abilities. But even those explosions are nothing compared to what happens when he tries to handle a very suspicious, brilliant and beyond sexy human female whose piercing eyes ignite a heat that rages deliciously outside even his unbreakable control...
Then comes desire . . .
Honor McDovall is one of the best interrogators Homeland Security has ever had. But no matter how well she appears to fit in, her mystical gifts are slowly driving her mad. She doesn't understand them, she doesn't want them, but for now, she'll use them to detect and defeat danger until she completely loses her mind. Unfortunately, her job brings her face to face with the deadliest man she's ever met---and she senses Sam is even more gifted than she is. Yet once they kiss, she realizes he's also more dangerous than the enemies suddenly coming from every direction. Good thing they both like to play with fire . . .
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Mike Krentz


The audio book edition of my medical/legal suspense novel, DEAD ALREADY, launched August 17, narrated by talented stage, screen, and voice actor Daniel Thomas May. In the wake of a suspicious ER death, past-haunted emergency physician Zack Winston and his dynamic legal advocate, Bridget Larsen, spiral down a path of intrigue and betrayal that threatens both their lives. An intense bond ignites between them.

August has been a big month for us. The audio book landed in the Amazon top fifty for Medical/Forensic Thrillers, and top 100 for Medical Fiction. The Kindle version hit the top 100 for Medical Thrillers.

For more, view my Facebook Live chat with Daniel here and my Writerspace chat with Cissy Hartley here.

Meanwhile, I've completed edits on the galley proof for my upcoming psychological suspense novel, ANGELS FALLING. Look for it by the end of the year. The ritualistic murder of a Catholic archbishop scrambles the lives of an ex-seminarian criminal profiler, a renegade priest cult leader, and the former nun they both desired. Ruptured personalities engage in a drama of religious, cultural, and familial conflict. William Shakespeare, John Donne, and Edgar Allan Poe provide commentary.

Connie Mann

Have you read BEYOND POWER, book 2 in the Florida Wildlife Warriors series?

"The story of Josh and Delilah has everything a page turner needs, explosive action, murder, friendship and most importantly: romance. Being familiar with the area the story plays in, makes it even easier to get completely lost in the book!" ~Kirsten Rippel, Goodreads

"This is my first read by Connie Mann and if this is any indication of her work then it won't be the last. This is an action-fueled adventure ride that totally draws you in from almost the very first page." ~ Debbie Caswell, Goodreads

When your heart's involved...
When bush pilot and officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Josh Tanner finds Delilah Atwood deep in the woods without a good explanation, he knows something is very wrong...

All the stakes are raised...                                  
Delilah barely escaped her ultra-fundamental militia family years ago. Now she's back to save her sixteen-year-old sister, and no government man is going to stop her. Josh can't stand by and watch Delilah risk her life, but unless he can get her to trust him, she may end up being the next victim.

You can order your copy HERE.

Deb Marlowe

Deb Marlowe is thrilled to say that NOTHING BUT A RAKEHELL, the second book in A Series of Unconventional Courtships, has been named a finalist in both the Holt Medallion, judged by avid romance readers, and the Maggie Award of Excellence, judged by booksellers and librarians.

Check out an excerpt and reviews of this tale of outer differences, finding inner strengths, and the courage to reach out for love here.

Laura M. Baird

More paperbacks for book-in-hand readers!

I'm thrilled to let you know I have more stories in print. And not only are you getting my contemporary romances, but plenty more intriguing, steamy stories from other amazing authors.

The BILLION DOLLAR LOVE and RELUCTANT BRIDE anthologies -- both international best sellers -- are now available in big book form at Amazon.

I loved writing my stories, Brewing Up Love With the Billionaire and Arrogant CEO about sexy, dominating men who are brought to their knees by the strong women with whom they match wits and passion. I hope you'll grab your copy (ebook works too) and enjoy!


Linda O. Johnston

More fun this month!

Last month, Linda O. Johnston was particularly excited because her latest book has been published, and she had even seen it in her local Barnes & Noble.

This month, she's still excited about that, but is also happy because she has received her author's copies of her second book to be published this year, UNCOVERING COLTON'S FAMILY SECRET, part of this year's Coltons of Grave Gulch series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. It's an October release, but it's fun to actually hold a physical copy, or several, in her hands of this one, too.

But what's the first one? It's the first book in her new Shelter of Secrets miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE.

We've already described what it's about here, but here's the fun info again. The shelter of secrets brings in homeless dogs, cats and other animals that need to be rescued, and gets them new homes as soon as possible. Who works there? Well, it appears to be homeless people, so they're being somewhat sheltered, too. Only they're not the usual homeless. No, these people are actually there under witness protection, and have been given new identities, not just a place to live. But things do happen, including romances beginning between caretakers while they work to protect their residents... as in HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE.

And the second Shelter of Secret book is in the works...

Plus, there's next year's new mystery, BEAR WITNESS, which will be a May release from Crooked Lane in her new Alaska Untamed Mysteries. Linda will use a pseudonym there, her first: Lark O. Jensen.

And as Linda often says, she's always busy writing more, notwithstanding her dog Cari demanding treats and time outside and meals and... well, lots of attention. But she especially appreciates Cari's interruptions now and generally obeys.

So... as Linda says a lot lately, read and enjoy yourself! And, as always, please stay safe and healthy.

Willow Fox

Praise for CAPTIVE VOW, Mafia Marriages Book 2:

"This is a slow burn but it was packed with a good storyline and lots of adventure." Booksprout Reviewer

Available on eBook, Paperback, and soon to be released on Audible.

Barbara Longley

FOR THE HEART OF THE DRUID LAIRD is now available in Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and in paperback.

Cursed with immortality, Dermot MacKay craves death. To lift the faerie curse placed upon him and his men over 1,600 years ago, he must return the soul of his reincarnated wife to the exact place and time of her murder. But her soul is currently residing in the very modern Sidney St. George---and first he has to convince her to accompany him to Scotland.

Sidney doesn't believe Dermot's wild claims of immortality and rebirth, yet she cannot deny that she is drawn to the sexy Scot. Nor can she explain the sense of déjà vu his touch elicits. Desperate for answers, she agrees to go with him---only to learn too late that to help the man she loves is to lose him forever...

Valerie J. Clarizio

New Release alert - DESTINY RECLAIMED, book 2 in my Preserver & Protector time travel series, is ready to hit your ereader or bookshelf!

Preserving destiny is hard, reclaiming it is near impossible.

A story of - Duty. Courage. Betrayal. Selflessness. Destiny.

Nab your copy now!
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Sheri Richey


A new release in the Spicetown Mystery series!

With exercise goals sending Mayor Cora Mae Bingham to the streets and sidewalks of town, the newly opened Farmer's Market is an oasis for her healthier eating challenge and Mayor Bingham is putting herself first this year ~ until a sniff of something sinister steers her in another direction...

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