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    Kendra Elliot has sold over 4.5 million books, hit the Wall Street Journal top ten bestseller list six times, and is a three time winner of the Daphne du Maurier award. Her 2017 release, A MERCIFUL DEATH, was a #1 Amazon overall bestseller. She is also an International Thriller Writers’ finalist and a Romantic Times finalist. She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and two Pomeranians. She’s always been fascinated with...

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May News

Rebecca Brooks

Spring is finally here, flowers are blooming, and my latest friends to lovers, DATING APP MISHAP, is now LIVE! It's got flirty banter, whiskey, making out in bathrooms, a major Tinder fail, and an HEA that will leave you grinning.

When Lucy accidentally sends a racy photo of herself to her BFF, she wonders: Is HE the one for her?

Dating App Mishap is exclusively on HOOKED. To read it, download the HOOKED app on your phone (it's FREE!) and then search for Rebecca Brooks. Or just check out the "popular" or "romance" categories---you'll find it. ;)

You can always email me at if you have any trouble.

HOOKED stories are short, fun, and they're all told as chats or text messages. It's a really addictive way to read, especially when you're busy or on the go. I hope you'll have as much fun reading DATING APP MISHAP as I had writing it. Flirty friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes!

Finished DATING APP MISHAP in one bite and want to dig into a delicious novel next? Head on over to I got you covered.

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock will be giving away advance copies of her July Desire, THE FORBIDDEN BROTHER, on Goodreads starting May 15th. While you're there entering the giveaway, be sure to add all the Wyoming McNeill Magnates stories to your Want to Read list, including WILD WYOMING NIGHTS and ONE NIGHT SCANDAL. Also, this is a good time to pre-order Joanne's super sexy June release, NIGHT EYES, a 2-in-1 digital release for just 3.99! This gives you two full length Blaze stories, including Don't Look Back that earned a Top Pick from Romantic Times. Don't miss these hot cop heroes!

Dara Girard

THE EMERALD RING, the thrilling conclusion to the Clifton Sisters trilogy, is now available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and Kobo.

In THE EMERALD RING you'll finally discover eldest sister Michelle's special gift and discover if the secrets that destroyed her marriage can ever be overcome.

Pre-order here.

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Linda O. Johnston

Linda wishes all of you a Happy May.  May is certainly a good month for her.  It's the release month for PICK AND CHEWS, the fourth book in her Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries for Midnight Ink.  The first three in the series are BITE THE BISCUIT, TO CATCH A TREAT and BAD TO THE BONE.

PICK AND CHEWS is Linda's second book to be published this year.  The first was SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER, the first in her new K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. It was published in March. The second in the miniseries, TRAINED TO PROTECT, will be an October 2018 release.

And finally this year, VISIONARY WOLF, Linda's last book in the Alpha Force miniseries, about a covert military unit of shapeshifters, will come out in November from Harlequin Nocturne.

And yes, they all feature dogs!

Cheyenne McCray

From the Dark Sorcery series... THE WICKED...

I loved writing the Dark Sorcery series. Every venture into the world of witches, warriors, warlocks and Fae was fun and exciting. I hope you enjoy THE WICKED, which I had a most wicked time writing.


Rhiannon Castle is a San Francisco witch whose Coven sisters know nothing of the shadows that lurk inside her. Rhiannon hides the truth from everyone she loves---and most of all Keir, a rugged warrior who strides into Rhiannon's life and awakens her to a reckless desire.

Keir's Fae brethren are the only family he has ever known. He trusts no one---until he is sent to San Francisco and meets Rhiannon. She is the one woman with enough fire to tame the fierce warrior. Every encounter convinces Keir that she belongs with him---even though Rhiannon knows her powers could put him in danger.

From the depths of Underworld rises a new threat. When a demon goddess unleashes her evil upon our world, Rhiannon's secret could prove the ultimate weapon in this epic battle---or destroy the only man she has ever loved.

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Christina Dodd

Happy Book Birthday to me!
Happy Book Birthday to me!
DEAD GIRL RUNNING is out today!
And my refrigerator is broken...

:tosses confetti:

DEAD GIRL RUNNING is in your favorite local bookstore, on your eReader and in stores now!

Trade Paperback: Amazon, Barnes & NobleIndieboundBooks-a-Million
eBook: KindleNook, iBooks, Kobo, GooglePlay
Hardcover: AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieboundBooks-a-Million
Audiobook: Audible
, iBook Audio

The What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Book Tour

I've got four more DEAD GIRL RUNNING autographings, and all of these include friend Jayne Ann Krentz (she's the one calling it The "What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Book Tour" --- I have no idea what she's worried about...) We're signing in Burien (Seattle), then we hop a plane to Chicago to be interviewed by the mad and witty Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Then we hop a plane to Scottsdale Arizona for an author tea and interview. Then we hop a plane to Houston where we meet bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews for marvelous time of books and conversation.

Seating for some events is limited, so please call, buy your books to reserve your place. Here are all the details!

Laura Benedict

Happy Finally Not Winter, y'all! The edits for THE STRANGER INSIDE are done, and it's gone into production. THE STRANGER INSIDE is the story of a St. Louis woman who returns from a trip to find a stranger has changed the locks on her house and is living inside. I love to write about my fears, and this is a big one. Please put it on your shelf at Goodreads! This lets my publisher know you're waiting for it. And don't forget about my cozy cat detective book, SMALL TOWN TROUBLE, about a young Kentucky woman who needs Trouble the black cat detective's help solving the mystery of her stepmother's kidnapping, and the murder of a family friend. There's a hint of romance, too. You can read the first chapter right here, right now. If you're a fan of both mystery and romance, it would make a great Mother's Day Gift, along with THE TROUBLE WITH CUPID, a collection of Trouble love story mysteries. (You'll find SMALL TOWN TROUBLE is on sale for 99 cents from May 4th to 8th) Read lots, stay dry, and be sure to stop and smell the flowers!

Nikki Brock

"Could not put this book down and finished in 1 1/2 days." -- Amazon reader
"One of the best books I've ever read." -- Amazon reader

Readers are loving SMOKE & SECRETS: Vices Book One

He's home to shed his destructive past. She's back to make him atone for it.

Ross Stevenson inherited an empire he wants no part of. He's back home in Sharpsville, Kentucky to get rid of it and return to his life in California. But family sins run deep. When a series of fires injures an old friend, he must stay and catch an arsonist.

Dr. Mel Hathaway isn't back in Sharpsville to run the ER and reminisce. She's there to learn how her father died on Stevenson land. It may not have been an accident.

Arson. Secrets. Betrayal.

For Mel and Ross the sparks fly in more ways than one. She despises how he's made his money, and she's stirring up trouble. For the town. For them. And she's unearthing secrets best left alone.

The heat rises, Kentucky burns, and Ross discovers Mel may have committed arson.

SMOKE & SECRETS: Vices Book One is available on Amazon.

Rebecca Barrett


The Conch Republic, better known as Key West, Florida, is paradise; unless you're the dead body in the Toucan Suite of the Paradise Bed and Breakfast.

Ginger Browne has lived and worked at the B&B her whole life. She runs the small establishment on a shoestring. The last thing she needs is a murder in her most expensive suite. Neither does she need the distraction of Trout Richardson, a deep-sea fishing boat captain with a mysterious past. Trouble, the black cat detective, that sleek, handsome, super sleuth with a British accent, finds himself a guest of the B&B just when things heat up.

Megs and Bartholomew, two of the Hemingway cats, think Liberty Anderson was a spy. Trouble thinks they're hallucinating or just plain confused. It's up to him to uncover the reason for murder and to unearth a missing treasure. Join him at the Paradise as he does what he does best, unearthing a murderer while playing cupid.

Michelle Major

Michelle Major is excited that her next book in the popular Crimson, Colorado, series, COMING HOME TO CRIMSON, will release on May 22nd. Here's a bit more about the story:

Escaping from a cheating fiancé in a "borrowed" car, Sienna Pierce can't think of anywhere to go but Crimson, the hometown she swore she'd never go back to. And Crimson sheriff Cole Bennett has a lot at stake in keeping the town on an even keel. On the surface, they have nothing in common. Unfortunately, there is nothing superficial about their feelings for each other!

Rebecca Zanetti

I'm so excited to return to the world of the Dark Protectors with VAMPIRE'S FAITH, which releases on June 19th!  It's an all new story but kicks off a great entry point to the series for new readers. Also, we're giving away a complete booklet of Zane and Janie's romance, along with a couple of extra scenes to anybody who pre-orders the book! Here's the link:


Sharon Hamilton

I've loved writing SEALs ever since my first novel in 2012. My son was serving as a SEAL then, and I was moved by his service, how he had changed from a boy to a man, and how committed he was to duty. He did an interview with me with a group of real estate professionals, and said, "I feel so fortunate to have found something I love so early in life." He was a new "tadpole", and single. Now, with a wife and family, his priorities have changed.

Like my son and the men I've met, my characters change and age. Thus The Bone Frog Brotherhood series was born.


Despite his thirty-nine years, Tucker Hudson is in peak physical condition and is considering rejoining the SEAL Teams after a ten-year hiatus. What he hadn't counted on is Brandy. Now he's torn between his heart and career. Can he balance them both?

A plus-size girl, Brandy never fails to be there for her friends. But she's made her peace with her single status and the occasional one-night stands. But when Tucker shows up she wonders if marriage is a wise choice or just another misstep.

Leanne Banks

Leanne Banks is excited to announce that her brand new romance suspense novelette, CHASING THE TIARA, is featured in a fabulous bundle of NINE stories by best-selling authors.  UNFORGETTABLE DANGER: LOVE AND TROUBLE.   You can get this bundle for only 99 cents!

Debra Clopton

Debra Clopton's newest series Cowboys of Ransom Creek has a new release: SHANE, book 4 in this clean and wholesome series.

Available at:

City girl Jenna Emory has just been dropped and heads to small town Ransom Creek to help her aunt with a marketing plan for her junk/treasure store and is swept off her feet by cowboy Shane Presley. But she's a city girl and he's a country boy in the best ways. Can love bring them together?

Check out the blurbs, pre-order VANCE, book 5 or buy the other books in the Cowboys of Ransom Creek series here.

MORE NEWS... books 1 and 2 of Texas Matchmakers are coming out in Audio soon!

And for readers around the world,  the New Horizon Ranch German translation is dominating the Western category and translations of Cowboys of Ransom Creek are about to begin! Also, Windswept Bay is going Italian next month!

Meg Tilly

Just got word from my fabulous publishing house, Berkley, that the title of the second book in my Solace Island series will be CLIFF'S EDGE, with a spring 2019 publication date. I'm so excited!

Meanwhile, thanks to Berkley, I'll be signing a box of ARCs of the repackaged, slightly revised SOLACE ISLAND, during their "Talk Wordy to Me" party on Saturday afternoon, May 19, after the Giant Book Fair of the RT Booklovers' Convention in Reno. This first book in the series will be published in November of this year! I will be honored if you ask me to sign a copy of SOLACE ISLAND for you during the Berkley party!

Ann Christopher

Dear Readers:

I'm thrilled to announce the ebook and print re-release of my Davies Family series with new covers! If you love sexy and emotional contemporary romance about the super-wealthy and powerful, then grab SINFUL SEDUCTION (which is now FREE!), SINFUL TEMPTATION, SINFUL ATTRACTION and SINFUL PARADISE when they drop on 5/15/18!

If you 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.

Last, don't forget that NO ORDINARY LOVE and BEYOND ORDINARY LOVE, the first two books in my Journey's End Billionaires interracial contemporary romance series, are now 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!
As always, please stay tuned to and for all the news about upcoming books and publication dates.

Madeline Hunter

He's no saint, but neither is she!

A DEVIL OF A DUKE has arrived! Publishers Weekly just named it one of the best books for Summer 2018!

Get your copy now and read about this new 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."

Allison Brennan

SHATTERED, a Maxine Revere thriller, is now out in paperback! Investigative reporter Max investigates a twenty-year old cold case--the murder of FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid's nephew. Justin's death devastated the Kincaid family, and Max is confident that she can solve it. She can ... but only with Lucy's help. And don't forget to pre-order the next Max book ABANDONED, on sale 8.14.18! For more information about these and future books, visit

Leslie Hachtel

BOUND TO MOROCCO is almost ready to go to the editor (for release in June), but in the meantime, don't forget about THE DANCE SERIES. Four women. Four adventures. Four love stories.

Historical with a bit of the paranormal.

Jennifer Ashley

Jennifer Ashley releases TIGER STRIPED, a novella in the continuing Shifters Unbound series. In e-book and print, with audio on its way! Join Tiger and Carly on the most important rescue mission of Tiger's life!



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