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    Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven works of fiction: six Bailey Weggins mysteries and five psychological thrillers, including the most recent, The Wrong Man, and the upcoming The Secrets You Keep (March ‘17). For fourteen years she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author and speaker.

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October News

Wendy Corsi Staub

New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub's NINE LIVES, last fall's launch title in her new Lily Dale Mysteries, is now out in paperback, with the second Lily Dale title, SOMETHING BURIED, SOMETHING BLUE, out October 11. Set in a real-life town populated by spiritualists, with a heroine who's a skeptic and a single mom, the series was inspired by a stray pregnant tabby who landed on the author's doorstep two summers ago. Chance the Cat now resides in her home along with fellow rescue Chappy---both of whom have fictional counterparts in the books.

RT Book Reviews gives SOMETHING BURIED four stars: "Laced with humor...Staub conveys Bella's frustrations well as she deals with an unusual series of circumstances."

From Publishers Weekly: "A touch of the paranormal, a hint of romance, and a sweet and sympathetic protagonist will lure readers to enchanting Lily Dale again and again."

Staub's other current release, psychological suspense thriller, BLUE MOON (William Morrow),
features a copycat killer terrorizing a small town on the anniversary of the eerie 1916 Sleeping Beauty Murders. While it reads as a standalone, it's the second in Staub's MUNDY'S LANDING trilogy that began last fall with BLOOD RED.

Robyn Carr

Robyn Carr is celebrating the publication of her brand new women's fiction title, October's THE LIFE SHE WANTS. Emma Shay Compton's husband was a wealthy financier; their New York City lifestyle, lavish---until Richard Compton's dirty secret was exposed. He'd funded that dream life by stealing his clients' life savings. Never involved in his business, Emma Shay Compton is nonetheless excoriated in the media spotlight. She's destroyed, left nothing.

Only one friend stands by her, a friend from high school. Come home to Sonoma County, he says. Sonoma, the place of so many unhappy memories for Emma and people she'd rather not have to see again, especially Riley Kerrigan.

Riley and Emma were like sisters---until Riley betrayed Emma. That's when Emma left town, never looking back. Now trying to stand on her own two feet, Emma must turn to the last person she thought she'd ever ask for help---her former best friend. It's an uneasy reunion as she and Riley face the mistakes they've made over the years. Only if they find a way to forgive each other---and themselves---can each of them find the life she wants. Get your copy today!

Maggie Collins

Welcome Fall!

The changing leaves, crisper air, and pumpkin flavored everything -- there's so much to love about autumn.

Including my Fall into Reading Giveaway - You could be in the winner of a a Maggie Collins shopping tote, blanket and candle -- plus a copy of ALL 5 of my releases...DEADLY SHADOWS, ONE STEP CLOSER, BE STILL MY BREATH, NOW YOU SEE ME and NEVER LET ME GO. It's the perfect gift set for those chilly autumn days!

Speaking of my books...this month I want to spotlight my very first release -- DEADLY SHADOWS...

Middle-school teacher Kelly Shea already has enough going on in her life...Getting over a disastrous break up...ending a crazy school year. Even getting tangled up in a murder investigation involving her step-brother.

So why does she keep ending up in the arms of a sexy stranger named Nick Riley?

Whether it's running a million dollar security firm, closing the biggest contract of his career or hunting down the killer of an old family friend, former US SEAL Nick Riley can take on any task. What he wasn't counting on was having smart and sexy Kelly Shea walk into his life.

Set against the back drop of old money mansions from Greenwich to Newport and an exclusive country club filled with secrets, Kelly and Nick race to unravel a maze of clues to catch a killer while falling deeper into danger and deeper into lust.

You can watch a trailer for the book here

And enjoy this excerpt...

Christina Dodd

Wowza! BECAUSE I'M WATCHING is #1 on Amazon Best Romances of September---"Absolutely gripping...a mesmerizing read."


BECAUSE I'M WATCHING leads Booklist's Top Ten Romances for 2016. "Scary, sexy, and smartly written, BECAUSE I'M WATCHING is Dodd at the top of her game." This is a huge honor; Booklist is the official magazine of the American Library Association!

Want to know more about the quaint---and deadly---coastal town of Virtue Falls? A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT : Stories of Virtue Falls includes the three previously published Virtue Falls short stories, THE LISTENER, THE RELATIVES and LOVE NEVER DIES. It also included extra scenes from the full-length thriller VIRTUE FALLS, the alternate conclusion of acclaimed action-filled OBSESSION FALLS and excerpts of BECAUSE I'M WATCHING and the upcoming full-length Virtue Falls thriller, THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T SCREAM. Available October 18th!

Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks!

Finally, two chapters of the next Virtue Falls suspense, THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T SCREAM, are excerpted in BECAUSE I'M WATCHING. Many of you have been asking for details.The book is done. I set up a page on my website with a temporary cover. Please join my mailing list for details as soon as I know them!

Shoshanna (Evers) Gabriel

Shoshanna (Evers) Gabriel is admittedly spending more time with her new twin babies than at the computer, writing, but this may be the month she gets back to work on her next book, after 3 months of maternity leave! The babies are doing great, and thank you for your prayers!

October Contest!

2 books for 1 winner! Inspirational romance paperbacks, autographed by the authors! A Love Transformed by Tracie Peterson set in 1917 Montana, PLUS Mending the Motocross Champion by Jean C. Gordon, an October new release! Enter at

Find out why NYT and USAT bestseller Shoshanna Evers changed her name to Shoshanna Gabriel, stopped writing erotic romance, and started writing inspirational romance in her post "Saying Goodbye to Erotic Romance". Shoshanna's new monthly prizes will include different bestselling authors' inspirational books until she has some new books of her own written as Shoshanna Gabriel to give away!

Amelia Grey

A Christmas Novella
Amelia Grey
Release Date October 25, 2016

The Marquis of Wythebury, is expecting an ordinary Christmastide at Hurst---until he is set upon by a beautiful miss who takes him to task for not allowing his young nephews to play outside. In his mind, a five and seven year old needn't get chilled in the snow; better to plop them in front of the fire with a book. Few people have ever been brave enough to challenge him over anything, much less the rearing of his wards. The cheeky Miss Prim has no such compunction. No matter how fetching she is, he can't pursue her...for she is the sister of his best friend.

Growing up the middle child of five rambunctious girls, Lillian Prim doesn't understand why two boys visiting Hurst can't play outside until she meets their dashing guardian. The Marquis of Wythebury is commanding and intensely serious-minded. To her surprise, she's captivated by him. It's all she can do not to give into her feminine fantasies about kissing him. Lillian has no intention of falling in love with the Marquis, but she will create Christmastide mischief and teach the boys and the handsome Marquis how to play.

Erin Quinn

Get ready for the Holidays with HOLIDAY HEAT: THE MEN OF STARLIGHT BEND.

5 All-New, Never-Before-Published Holiday Romances, Featuring NYT Bestselling Authors Jennifer Ashley, Jennifer Probst, Erin Quinn and award winning authors Calista Fox and Mary Leo! Let The Men of Starlight Bend keep you warm on cold winter nights-just 99 cents for a limited time!

Starlight Bend is a cozy Montana town nestled between glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains. This Christmas, holiday magic is in the air and wishes can come true--all it takes is believing. Visit us in Starlight Bend and meet five sexy, heartwarming heroes and the women who steal their hearts...

On sale now at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, and Amazon Australia.

Sharon Hamilton

Sharon Hamilton's novella, LOVE ME TENDER, LOVE YOU HARD, will be included in the launch of the brand new Kindle World: St. Helena Vineyards. This world was created by author Marina Adair, after her book in this world, Autumn In The Vineyards, was made into a Hallmark movie. This movie airs on 10-8-16 on the Hallmark Channel, which is the same week our Kindle World launches (10-5-16). Information on all the authors participating in this launch can be found here.

St. Helena Kindle World

Sharon also released Ultimate SEAL Collection, Volume 1 and Volume 2 on audio. These two superbundles now include SEAL Brotherhood books 1 through 7. Audio lovers can also get the newly released Big Bad Boy Bundle, which includes the three books in the Bad Boys of SEAL Team 3.

All of these superbundles are available in eBook format at KDP, iBooks, Kobo and Nook as well.

Sylvia Day

Sylvia Day, the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today & #1 international bestselling author, will be at Authors by the Beach in Los Angeles, CA on October 22nd, 2016. This author signing event is from 12-4 pm and is being held at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel. For more information on this and other events, check out Sylvia's website.


Gina Danna


(Book 1, Hearts Touched by Fire)

Bound by duty and honor to wear the Union blue, a Southern-born West Point officer fights his own desires and the need to protect the woman he abandoned, he disobeys his orders to find her, as the Army of the Potomac marches toward her family's home near Richmond.

She has the guts and willpower to protect her home from the hated Yankee aggressors, but when that traitor to the South appears at her door, she's torn between wanting to shoot him and to be held in his arms again. Can she forgive him for their past indiscretion or does she turn him in to be executed, a traitor to both sides?

In the summer of 1862, her family's plantation becomes the personal battle ground between them as deceit, betrayal and passion ignite the flames of love and hate that burn brighter than the roar of the guns and rivers of blood surrounding them.

Available at --

Amazon (Print)
Barnes & Noble (Print)

Alexandra Sokoloff

BITTER MOON AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! Book 4 of my Thriller Award-nominated Huntress Moon series is available for pre-order, just $3.99! BITTER MOON will release November 1. A haunted FBI agent is on the hunt for that most rare of killers: a female serial.

OCTOBER CONTEST: WIN Books 1-3 of my Thriller Award-nominated series.

NANOWRIMO: October is Nanowrimo prep month! Join me on my blog to brainstorm and plot your novel before the November madness begins.

Happy Halloween! - Alex

Catherine Anderson

Two books a year? Yes, I'm thinking like The Little Engine That Could...I think I can...I know I can! Well, 2017 is the year...I hope to have two books released instead of just one. MULBERRY MOON, the third book in the Mystic Creek series, will be out in January, and I have a Christmas-themed novel scheduled for near the holiday season. I'm working on that synopsis right now...and it's nearly finished!

Montana's beauty makes it seem more like home every day, even though I am still doing indoor camping in a travel trailer that was never intended for long-term living. We are going to have a basic, VERY basic structure up to get us through this first winter, but if I have indoor plumbing and the internet, I'll come through just fine. Happy Halloween!

Tricia Cerrone

Multi-Award Winning Author, Tricia Cerrone, shares her latest book cover for GLISTEN, book two in The Black Swan Files.

How high a price is she willing to pay to keep her freedom?

After escaping from a classified military facility, Jocelyn makes her way to New York to find her brother and sister, but nothing works out as she hoped. She has no way to prove who she is, there's a killer who wants her dead, her former handler is now controlled by her nemesis, and the mastermind of it all is toying with her. Amidst everything, she is trying to survive in the "real world", help her family in secret, and navigate her first shot at romance.

Thankfully, she has friends with skills. It will take all of them to stop the government's latest plot, but at what cost?

Susannah Sandlin

BLACK DIAMOND is almost here! On October 18, this new novel by Susannah Sandlin (aka Suzanne Johnson) will continue her Wilds of the Bayou romantic suspense series that began in April with WILD MAN'S CURSE.

In the new book, the untamed beauty of Terrebonne Parish becomes a place to hide. For Louisiana game warden Jena Sinclair, it's a place of refuge---one where she can almost forget the tragedy that scarred both her skin and her soul. But when the remains of yet another fisherman turn up, Jena realizes that Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes is not safe for her...or anyone else. The mysterious deaths aren't her only problem. A dangerous drug known as Black Diamond is circulating through Terrebonne Parish, turning addicts into unpredictable sociopaths. Jena's investigation leads her to Cole Ryan---a handsome, wary recluse struggling with his own troubled history---who knows more than he's willing to admit. If they want to stop the killer, Jena and Cole must step out of the shadows of their pasts and learn to help each other...before the evils lurking in the bayou consume them both.

Visit Susannah's blog daily beginning October 17 to follow the blog tour and win tour prizes!

Mary Jo Putney

Mary Jo Putney finished her next book, ONCE A REBEL (Gordon's story) and promptly went to Botswana where she relaxed and saw many elephants. She also gave the keynote address for ROSA, the South African Romance Writers association, in Johannesburg. More about the trip--with animal pictures!--on the Word Wenches blog and Mary Jo's Facebook page.

But the good book news is that the mass market edition of THE LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS BALL, the delightful Word Wenches holiday anthology, has just been released! Eight connected stories have been spun together by Mary Jo, Jo Beverley, Patricia Rice, Susan King, Anne Gracie, Andrea Penrose (Cara Elliott), Nicola Cornick, and Joanna Bourne. In a great house in the far north of England, separated lovers reunite and unexpected new love is found. If you missed this sparkling anthology in last year's trade paperback edition, here's a chance to get the stocking stuffer size!

THE LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS BALL received a starred review from Library Journal, and RT Book Reviews said, "Each author's unique style and storytelling talents are at their best, gifting readers one scrumptious treat after another... glowing with the joy and romance of the yuletide." A perfect read for the holidays!

Justine Davis

There's just something about a cowboy...

Add in a second chance at love, some twisted family dynamics, a missing patriarch who may or may not have been kidnapped or murdered, and toss in an adorable four-year-old budding artist, and you have the perfect recipe for some Colton family fireworks! The Coltons of Texas is the latest of the Colton family sagas, and it's as big and sprawling as the state of Texas itself. My October installment, COLTON FAMILY RESCUE, is the story of the Colton who prefers the ranch to the oil fields, and his horse to his office in the Colton Building in downtown Dallas. T. C. Colton has tried to put Jolie Peters out of his mind as thoroughly as she took herself out of his life, but when she reappears desperately needing help, he finds he's not quite as over her as he'd thought.

Raz Steel

Looking for a fresh vista on vampires?

BLOOD BETWEEN LOVERS is the second installment of the Eternal Eros Trilogy. A vampire. Alone. Struggles to validate his existence. But only the love of a woman is worth the price of immortality.

NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Susan Sizemore said, "For a genuinely fresh and fantastic new take on vampire romance, Raz Steel is your go-to-guy and the one to watch."

In the late nineteenth century, Dr. Sigmund Freud prescribed Love Without Blood for his vampire patient Bobby Eyre... because blood is the Vampiric Eros for life, love, sexuality, preservation and the only way to cling to his humanity!

LOVE WITHOUT BLOOD, book one of the Eternal Eros Trilogy, available digitally and in print now, sparked a four star review from Romantic Times BOOK reviews. "This debut is a highly entertaining and unique take on the vampire genre. Steel's novel is sure to keep you guessing, especially after you think you have it figured out."

BLOOD BETWEEN LOVERS is available digitally now, and in print (soon) at all your favorite online sites!

Visit for more info about Raz and his books, contests, and excerpts.

Nicole Jordan

THE ART OF TAMING A RAKE received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! Legendary Lovers Book 4 features Quinn Wilde, Earl of Traherne and has a sizzling Taming of the Shrew theme. Read Chapter 1 at Amazon or on Nicole's website Books Page. THE ART OF TAMING A RAKE is on sale now!

SECRETS OF SEDUCTION is also on sale at Amazon and BN. In Nicole Jordan's third captivating Legendary Lovers tale, charming Lady Skye Wilde teaches a reclusive, emotionally scarred nobleman to love again. This is also Hawk's story -- the long-awaited conclusion to Nicole's Paradise Series! RT Book Reviews gave SECRETS OF SEDUCTION a Top Pick and Hawk a K.I.S.S. award. Read Chapter One.

LOVER BE MINE is Legendary Lovers Book 2. Get the scoop at Nicole's website. Read an excerpt, and download a gorgeous bookmark. Available at Amazon and other retailers.

PRINCESS CHARMING is Legendary Lovers Book 1. Read an Excerpt. Check out Nicole's Hot News, and enter her monthly Contest to win fab prizes!

And connect with Nicole on Facebook for a great time!

"A marvelous, well-written love by a gifted storyteller."--- RT Book Reviews on SECRETS OF SEDUCTION

Marie Ferrarella

My new two book contract for Western Romance brings my total sales up to 301 with 290 of those being with Harlequin. I continue to be very lucky as well as very grateful.



When the father of her baby bails, Devon Bennett finds herself in a difficult position. As in "giving birth in a truck on the side of a road" difficult. Devon's never felt more alone, until a hunky cowboy rides in to save the day.

Deputy Cody McCullough can't shake the feeling that Devon and her baby still need him, and not just because they're staying at his ranch. It's obvious that the single mom's heart has been broken before and trusting this cowboy lawman doesn't come easily. But Cody will do whatever it takes to make Devon feel safe again...and to see that her heart finally has a home.

Michelle Major

October is my favorite month of the year. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing leaves and I'm so excited to celebrate the release of TELL ME AGAIN this month.

This second chance romance tells the story of Sam Carlton and Trevor Kincaid. As a teenager, Samantha Carlton used a career in modeling to break free from her painful childhood---walking away from her reckless twin sister, an alcoholic mother, and the boy she loved. Yet she never outran the guilt of abandoning her family. When the past shows up on her doorstep in the form of her late sister's daughter, Sam opens her home and her heart to the girl she never knew existed. But it's not so easy to face the man she left behind...

Sam had shattered Trevor Kincaid's heart, and he'd sought comfort in her sister's arms. But he'd pledged to shield his daughter, Grace, from the drama that followed the Carlton women. Now Grace has tracked down Sam, and Trevor is forced to deal with the one woman he wanted to forget.

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