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May News

Lucy Monroe

Fans of Lucy Monroe's PNR series Children of the Moon will be happy to hear that the latest installment, DESERT MOON is available (exclusively on Amazon) and as an instant download for KU subscribers. This Regency set paranormal historical features Maon, a centuries old werewolf who needs to claim his mate before he goes feral.  Only she's an independent spinster with no interest in marriage or mating. Lucy is hard at work on a new mystery series (a bit of a departure for her) and the next COTM book, HIGHLANDER'S MOON (September 2022). Visit her website for direct buy links and info on all of her books:

Sheila Roberts

I love friendly beach towns, real estate and (of course!) romance, which means I had a lot of fun writing my new novel, SAND DOLLAR LANE. In this April 26 MIRA release, Brody Green, Moonlight Harbor's primo realtor, is a two-time loser at love. He swears romance isn't in the cards for him. Then Lucy Holmes moves to town, tempting Brody to give love another shot. But Lucy is still smarting from her ex's all-too-public betrayal. She's determined to throw her energies into building a bigger, better real estate business than she shared with her lousy ex in Seattle. Surely there's room for a little competition in the friendly beach town.

Or not. How the heck is this going to work out for kind-hearted Brody and the smart, classy lady who could finally be his match?

All you readers in the Nashville area, I'll be signing SAND DOLLAR LANE and bringing a bit of the beach, with party favors, fun and games and a door prize to the Barnes & Noble at 1701 Mallory Lane in Brentwood, TN, on Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. I'd love to see you there!

Everyone else: get your copy of SAND DOLLAR LANE today!

Lyn Cote

Do stories of characters with amnesia intrigue you? I had never written one but then this image popped into my mind one night---By starlight, a frantic dog leads Lois to a young woman lying in the snow, unconscious... I couldn't wait to get to the computer and start typing. Here's more:

In the morning, the girl is diagnosed with a state of dis-associative fugue, a form of amnesia. No ID, no car, no clues. Taking in the nameless young woman and her dog, grandmother Lois finds an ally in the local vet, Dr. Jacob. Attraction sparks but isn't falling in love only for the young? And why isn't anyone searching for the young woman? Or is someone? This is the premise of my suspenseful, heart-warming, second chance on love romance set on the rugged shore of Lake Superior. I just released it in my NORTHERN SHORE INTRIGUE DUET---a daughter's mystery and romance, BENEATH NORTHERN LIGHTS, plus her mother's, UNCERTAIN SPRING. This was also my first time writing a 'Later in Life' romance with a grandmother as my heroine. But love isn't only for the young, right? Click here for more info.

Sabrina Jeffries

New Series Starts Now!

On May 24, meet the disheveled and bedeviled Duke of Grenwood and Lady Diana Harper, a fashion expert and entrepreneur, in A DUKE FOR DIANA, book 1 of NYT bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries's brand-new Designing Debutantes series!

A successful debut requires a smashing social event, and in this dazzling new series, the key ingredient is Elegant Occasions---a talk of the ton trio of creative, enterprising young ladies who've rejected working as governesses to become party planners. And if they, and their wealthy clients, happen to find love along the way, it just makes their efforts more rewarding . . .

Order A DUKE FOR DIANA at one of your favorite book retailers here.

Re-live history and meet your favorite authors!

Make plans now to attend the one-of-a-kind reader event for historical romance lovers---the Historical Romance Retreat! Sabrina and other fabulous authors will gather at the magical Westgate Hotel in San Diego, CA, September 28 -- October 2, for a weekend of historical foods, dress, games, and music. And don't miss the incredible book-signing event! Get more information and sign up for the event here:

Mike Krentz

Meet Maria Santos (Excerpt from ANGELS FALLING)

Forensic psychologist Maria Santos entered her apartment ten minutes later than planned. A peculiar sensation struck her.

Someone in here?

She shook it off. No doubt her mind had tricked her again. She dropped her workout bag in her bedroom, threw off her gym clothes, and headed for the shower.

Afterwards, Maria stood in front of the mirror and dried her long black hair. When she reached for her hairbrush, her fingers closed on nothing. The brush had moved from its usual spot.

"That's odd." She always put it in the same place. She recalled her morning rush to get to her Krav Maga class. Must have dropped the brush in the rush.

Her phone rang in the bedroom. She answered, holding back her still-damp hair as she held it to her ear.

"Dr. Santos?" Female voice, serious.


"This is Detective Louise Vandermark, Metro Police."

A chill shot up Maria's spine. Did I do something I don't remember? Again?

Her voice quivered. "Okay."

"I'm lead investigator for a murder that took place this morning at St. Matthew's Cathedral."

Read more ANGELS FALLING excerpts here.

Available in Kindle and Paperback here.

Linda O. Johnston

It's May! Linda O. Johnston has certainly been looking forward to this month. As mentioned here before, she will have two new books published this month.

One is GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL, the second in her Shelter of Secrets series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense.

The second is Linda's first book for Crooked Lane: BEAR WITNESS, her first Alaska Untamed mystery. It will be published under her first pseudonym: Lark O. Jensen. And yes, it contains a dog. And wildlife.

They won't be Linda's last books to be published this year. Plus, she's working on more Harlequin Romantic Suspense books, and Lark O. Jensen will be writing another Alaska Untamed mystery.

And Linda's going on a blog tour this month with Great Escapes Blog Tours, to help let the world know about BEAR WITNESS.

Yes, time, and this year, keep marching on---in a good and busy way for Linda.

Margaret Daley

TRAPPED--Book 3 of Everyday Heroes Free from April 28th to May 2nd

Second Chances. Cornered. Murder.

Sadie Williams receives a cryptic and terrifying call from her scared sister. But when Sadie arrives at her identical twin's home, there's no sign of Katie, only evidence of a quick flight. The puzzling situation turns potentially deadly when intruders storm the house. With help from Brock Carrington, her ex-fiancé and an ex-Marine, Sadie narrowly escapes.

Brock is an injured veteran dealing with PTSD. He's finally piecing his life back together when his ex-fiancée needs his help. Can Brock reignite their relationship and find her missing twin before they're both killed?

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Cheyenne McCray

HELD BY YOU is FREE for a limited time!

Police Lieutenant John McBride saves Hollie from a nasty fall. John is a man Hollie has always wanted to get to know but was too shy to meet. John has seen too many cop marriages fail. He's married to his job and doesn't have room or the desire to be tied down. Until Hollie. When she is framed for murder and the key to proving her innocence seems impossible to find, will John be able to locate the one who committed the crime before Hollie is put behind bars?

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Laura Benedict

New Book Alert! You might know my novels (THE STRANGER INSIDE, the BLISS HOUSE gothic novels, and more) but did you know I also write short stories? If you like mystery, gothic stories like the ones written by Shirley Jackson and Susan Hill, or even a touch of horror, you'll love WHEN I MAKE LOVE TO THE BUG MAN: COLLECTED STORIES. A short story is great because you can read it in one go, before you fall asleep, or while you're in the carpool line (never read while driving! some do!), then pick up the book for another quick boost later. If you want a single Laura story (murder at a candy store, in The Chocolate Room), along with some other terrific writers, check out Mystery Tribune's Issue No. 17, Winter 2022). Look out for May flowers, and lots of sunshiny reading opportunities!

Alexa Aston

ILLUSIONS OF DEATH releases April 26 and is on pre-order now.

Author Karlyn Campbell wants a new start after her recent divorce. She heads home to Georgia to write her popular Matt Collins series and becomes fascinated with Atlanta's Rainbow Killer.

Detective Logan Warner's marriage didn't survive after he lost his twins to a crazed killer. Emotionally dead, his interest in life is renewed when he falls in love with Karlyn and begins to build a new life with her.

But the Rainbow Killer moves beyond Atlanta, leaving a trail of dead bodies painted in bright hues in several towns north of the city. Leaving no trace evidence or DNA and choosing random victims with no apparent reason, Roy proves unstoppable. Then he arrives in Walton Springs, threatening the peaceful town with his murder spree. With a serial killer in their back yard, Logan and Karlyn unite with the FBI to find the killer---before he finds them.

"This well-crafted page turner will keep readers hooked from beginning to end."  -InD'tale Magazine


Sheri Richey

Check out Sheri Richey's A BELL IN THE GARDEN, Spicetown Mystery Book Two. Available at all retailers.

When the owner of a new business digs up buried bones on opening day, the rumor mill in Spicetown comes alive!

Figuring out who the bones belong to will open up the cold cases in Spicetown and unearth all the old gossip that was never truly buried.  Mayor Bingham and Chief Harris learn a few things about their fellow Spicetown citizens along the way.

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock is celebrating the release of her 100th book for Harlequin in May when ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIVALS hits bookshelves May 24th! Don't miss this milestone read, a sizzling, enemies-to-lovers inheritance drama that kicks off a new western series, Return to Catamount. Joanne will be celebrating all month long with special giveaways and books from the Harlequin archives. Visit her Facebook page at or her website for more!

Robyn Carr

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr in her new stand-alone women's fiction novel, A FAMILY AFFAIR. An exceptional storyteller, Robyn Carr beautifully captures the emotionally charged, complex dynamics that come with being part of any family. Readers will laugh and shed a few tears as they discover what it means to be loved, supported and accepted by the people who mean the most.

Life can change in an instant, and when Anna McNichol's husband dies suddenly, Anna's carefully constructed world falls apart. The mysterious young woman at the memorial service confirms her husband had been keeping secrets, and Anna is determined to get to the truth. For once, she doesn't have the answers. Her kids are struggling with their grief, her mother's health is in decline and Anna needs closure. Faced with one challenge after another, she finds support from an unexpected source. And as she puts her life back together, Anna realizes the McNichols may not be perfect but they'll always be family, and family is forever.

A FAMILY AFFAIR is now available in hardcover, trade paperback, eBook and audio. Order your copy today!

Discover more titles by Robyn Carr, visit her website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Laura M. Baird

Who's ready for summer already? After our wacky weather in April, which included more snow than we received all winter, I know I am. In anticipation of summer, I've teamed up with authors to offer the Beach Bag Full of Romance Books giveaway. Yes, that's a mouthful, and readers are going to get quite a haul! With seven print books (over 3000 pages to read), a romance coloring book, coloring pencils, and author swag, this gift will keep you entertained all summer long. Whether you're relaxing at home, at the beach, or traveling to a fun destination, there's no shortage of sexy, thrilling stories to take you away.

This giveaway runs through the end of May. Click here to enter and good luck! (This giveaway is for US readers due to shipping.)

Valerie J. Clarizio

MISSING THE CROWN JEWELS was truly a pleasure to write. It was my first installment in the Chandler County series.

Storm is a veteran striving to overcome his demons.
Peyton is a divorcee clawing her way out of despair.
When she and her family's prize racehorse are threatened, the two are forced out of their hidey-holes to ward off the enemy.

Here's what reviewers have said:

D. Julian -- The story line held my interest all the way through. I actually could not put it down. I loved the development of the characters throughout the book. I loved the setting involving The Derby and the horse country of Kentucky.

Kindle Customer -- This one had me sitting on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next from the very first page until the last. I'll be looking forward to reading more from this author.

Kathryn Linke -- I found Payton and Mason's characters to both be quite endearing. This pair are quite complex yet vulnerable, and have pasts that have both defined them and still haunt them.

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Welcome to the world of the GLITTER BABY by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.

Jake Koranda is both New York's most brilliant playwright and Hollywood's hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there's more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur's tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she's fiercely determined to discover the woman she's destined to be.

An ugly duckling who can't believe she's turned into a swan . . . A tough-guy movie star with a haunted past . . . In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?

Order your copy!

Dani Pettrey

A mass shooting.
A stolen weapon capable of immense destruction.
A painful secret that threatens to tear two hearts apart.

"Propelled by Pettrey's hallmark breakneck pace and adrenaline-pumping danger, this action-packed thriller is sure to please her many fans." ---Irene Hannon, author of the bestselling and award-winning Triple Threat series

THE DEADLY SHALLOWS coming July 5, 2022!

Pre-order today -- Save your order information and watch for details on the pre-order offer announced in May!

Dara Girard

My latest release, DREAM OF ME, is now available in both ebook and print format.

A businessman with chronic insomnia.

A video editor who hides behind a computer screen.

And one phone call that will change them both.

Get your copy here.

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Denise Hunter

Bestselling author Denise Hunter is thrilled that her newest release has been successfully launched! MULBERRY HOLLOW is a slow-burn romance about a handsome handyman who falls ill while hiking the Appalachian Trail. His sudden appearance in town challenges an ambitious doctor's plan to remain single for life.

She's been blessed with some wonderful early reviews.

"Denise Hunter's books are always so refreshing but this may just be my favorite!  I flew through the book and at the same time didn't want it to end." --L. Graham, NetGalley

"A poignant romance that's perfect for fans of emotional love stories that capture your heart from the very first page." --New York Times bestselling author Courtney Walsh

Tee O'Fallon

SERVE 'N' PROTECT, Federal K-9 book 5, is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Google.

Ambushed and left for dead, U.S. Secret Service K-9 Officer Markus York is on the mend and laying low in a safe house while his team tracks down his attacker. But Markus isn't good at sitting still. Even with his K-9, Ghost, for company, he gets restless and decides now is the perfect time to do some repairs around the house...and inadvertently tears open his wounds.

Fresh out of a bad relationship, freelance accountant Cassidy Morgan has sworn off men. At least, that's the plan. Until a frantically barking dog leads her to a neighbor's house where she finds a mysterious man out cold and bleeding on the floor. Yeah, that's not at all concerning. Despite Markus's surly attitude, Cassidy senses there's something else at work beneath his rugged, keep-your-distance exterior. Whatever it is, it's sexy as hell.

With someone still trying to kill him, Markus doesn't want an innocent to get hurt, let alone take care of him. If only his dog wasn't crazy in love with her. If only the chemistry between Markus and Cassidy didn't explode whenever they were in the same room. If only Cassidy wasn't a target now, too.

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