Traci Highland writes funny books for sassy ladies. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and has a Master’s from Quinnipiac University. She uses this education to write books, bake cakes, garden and make homemade jams. Her children say she’s bossy, her husband says she’s high-maintenance, but the dog thinks she’s perfect.Read More
Hidden strengths, adventurous hearts. S.C. Mitchell grew up an avid reader of comic books, science fiction and fantasy literature. He’s been writing stories for over thirty years. In 2010 he left his job as a computer desktop support specialist to pursue his passion for writing full time. He is a member of the Romance Writers of America as well as the Wisconsin chapter. As a writer of paranormal and sci-fi romance, fantasy, and science fiction, Steve crafts unique and wondrous worlds...Read More
FACE OFF, part of New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak’s popular Evelyn Talbot series, will be out on August 28th! Don’t miss this exciting story in which psychopath Jasper Moore and Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot—two worthy adversaries—finally “face off.” Preorder now (available in paperback, eBook and audio): https://brendanovak.com/books/posts/face-off/
Haven’t tried the series? Download the first book for FREE: http://brendanovak.net/hanover-house
“A breathlessly suspenseful story!” —New York Times Bestselling Author Catherine Coulter
“Draws you in from the very first page!” —New York Times Bestselling Author Laura Griffin
Ariella Moon has returned from the Romance Writers of America national conference in Denver where she was attacked by an elevator, nearly run over by a bus, donated to the Make A Wish Foundation by buying German chocolate cookies at a bake sale, and caught a flying stress ball shaped like a human brain. Whew! More importantly, Ariella helped raised money for adult literacy programs at the Readers For Life Literacy Autographing event. Huge hugs and thanks to all who bought THE AMBER ELIXIR and SPELL FIRE.
Escape excessive summer heat or downpours by diving into the Teen Wytche Saga, a series of sweet, contemporary, Young Adult romance books. Think Ann Brashares's Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, only instead of jeans, a spell book changes with each girl who possesses it.
"The Teen Wytche Saga is a gripping series of books that combine otherworldly magick with the everyday struggles of growing up a teenager in America... Unexpected plot twists at every turn of the page grab you and hold on from start to finish." 5 Star Review of Spell Struck. Karyn Pickleson
From NYT bestselling RaeAnne Thayne: Thank you all so very much for your incredible support of my latest book in Haven Point, THE COTTAGES ON SILVER BEACH. The book hit #5 on the New York Times combined digital and print list and spent four weeks on the USA Today bestseller list! I can't wait for you all to read the next book in the series, coming out in September. SEASON OF WONDER is my first trade paperback book, a lovely holiday tale featuring handsome deputy Ruben Morales, who first appeared in my book SNOWFALL ON HAVEN POINT, and newcomer, veterinarian Dani Capelli. It's available now for preorder. You can find out more at raeannethayne.com
Also, if you're anywhere close to Utah, mark your calendars for the fourth annual Utah Readers Luncheon October 13. I'll be there, along with special guest speaker Susan Wiggs. It's sure to be a wonderful day. You can find more information at utahreadersluncheon.com
Melinda Curtis is once again participating in the Harlequin Heartwarming authors' sweet holiday romance project set in Christmas Town, Maine. Her contribution -- SANTA SCHOOL -- is about Ruby Caldwell, owner of Santa School and trainer of "professional" Santas and single dads in the ways of Christmas. This full-length rom-com is releasing October 9. Pre-order SANTA SCHOOL today!
Throw back Thursday truly is a trip into the past...
Rebecca Barrett returns to her first love in writing, historical fiction, with the release of THE CLUB, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. It's a story of the life altering power of the unattainable and is set in the post war era of the 1950s. Haven't read any of her historical fiction? Try ROAD'S END, the saga of three generations of Carroll women ruled by passion. Or check out some of her short stories at rebeccabarrett.com.
If your summer reading tastes run to something lighter, check out A BOX FULL OF TROUBLE, the romantic mystery series that follows the adventures of Trouble, the Sherlock of black cat detectives. The six book collection is on sale through August for only $9.99.
On the Calendar:
Rebecca invites you to join her and a lot of talented writers in New Orleans this Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 -- Sept. 2) for Heather Graham's Writers for New Orleans Conference. The welcome party will feature costumes, a guessing game based on your knowledge of historical facts, great food, drink, and like minded readers and writers.
Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Get your copy of THE FORTUNE BROTHERS: TWO COMPLETE NOVELS now.
Strait-laced James Fortune discovers his new bride might not be who she seems in A Tempting Proposal.
Playboy Jackson Fortune learns the true meaning of trouble in A Seductive Arrangement.
Want to Review Contemporary Romances?
Wall Street Journal bestseller Terri Osburn has an exciting opportunity for 30-40 people. She's starting a review crew for contemporary romance lovers who will receive advance copies of her novels in exchange for honest reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and other book retailer and blog sites. Interested? Email her publicist at Kim@AuthorsUmbrella.com for more information.
Shooting Stars -- Can love survive the bright lights of fame? Find out in RISING STAR and FALLING STAR.
Ardent Springs -- Fall in love with the Ardent Springs books including HIS FIRST AND LAST, OUR NOW AND FOREVER, MY ONE AND ONLY, HER HOPES AND DREAMS, and THE LAST IN LOVE.
Anchor Island -- Take a trip to Anchor Island in MEANT TO BE, UP TO THE CHALLENGE, HOME TO STAY, and MORE TO GIVE.
Join Terri and other popular romance authors at the ultimate reader event---Book Lovers Con in New Orleans May 15-19, 2019! Spaces will fill up quickly so visit BookLoversCon.com to register and for more information.
August hellos, dear readers!
I hope you're staying cool during these heady weeks of summer. Two things I rediscover every year: Leaving the house not wearing bug spray is madness, and even with the a/c on, it's too dang hot to cook over the kitchen stove.
My thoughts are springing way forward to winter and the February 5th release of my latest suspense novel, THE STRANGER INSIDE. Tell me, what would you do if you came home from a trip to discover that your key no longer fits in your front door, and there's a strange man living in your house? That's what happens to Kimber Hannon. Not only does she have to get him out, but she has to find out who he is, and how he knows her darkest secrets. Kimber's just angry at first, but soon discovers the stranger's presence is a matter of life and death. I think you'll love it, and I would be over the moon if you would check it out and pre-order it in hardcover, ebook, or audio. Please check your favorite library to see if it's available, too. (I adore libraries.) See you next month!
Dark Sorcery: THE DARK
My favorite book in the Dark Sorcery series is THE DARK, and it is also one of my favorite books that I've written. I enjoyed the strong and powerful heroine, and I love the sexy cop who is her perfect match. I hope you enjoy THE DARK!
LOVE ME TENDER, LOVE YOU HARD is Sharon Hamilton's latest upcoming release. The book is up for pre-order with delivery July 31st. Buy Now!
Fate is a master chef whipping up a series of encounters that leave Derek and Remington covered in passion as dangerous as molten chocolate. By themselves, they're a recipe for disaster. Together, they manage to rekindle their love amongst embers of the raging Sonoma County Wildfires.
Want to meet Sharon in person? Sharon has two Saturday book-signings coming up in August. On August 11th, she'll be signing at the 6th annual INDIE BOOKFEST 2018 in Orlando, Florida from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The following weekend on August 18th, she'll be at the Salute With Love Military Romance Authors reader/author event from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in Phoenix, PA. For ticket information, click here.
Want Sharon to bring you a specific book to the book signing? You can order her books online and Sharon will bring them with her for you. You can order your books here.
Be sure to be on the lookout for SEAL GOAL, which is coming soon! Sign-up Sharon's newsletter for the latest news.
Sara Richardson released her 10th Cowboy romance on July 31! According to Publishers Weekly, TRUE-BLUE COWBOY is "a sweet, refreshing summer treat."
Everly Brooks is finally living her dream. Renting a farm in Topaz Falls, Colorado, is the perfect antidote to her high-stress life back in San Francisco. It's the ideal place to raise animals and run her farm-to-table restaurant. There's just one problem: her new landlord. Mateo Torres is a handsome-as-hell bronc rider who oozes charm, melts hearts--and plans to kick Everly off the farm...
Mateo has dreams, too. He'd bought that land as an investment, so he could take care of his mom and sisters, which means Everly has to go. Unfortunately for him, this former big-city girl is just as stubborn as the broncs he rides. When his trailer floods and forces him to move into Everly's farmhouse, things between them start to heat up. Sure, living under the same roof might not be the best way to settle their dispute over the land. But when two rivals share everything--from heated words to scorching kisses--it's definitely the hottest.
TRUE-BLUE COWBOY includes a bonus novella by A. J. Pine. Two hot cowboys for the price of one!
It's August, the last month of the summer. My garden is ready to harvest and I'm almost finished with my Halloween novella.
Where can you go to heal a broken heart? Becky Hollister moves to a new town and finds herself in the last place she expected, a haunted house.
AN INNOCENT MAN will release on September 25th.
Want to come on an adventure with me? OUTLAW KING, book 1, in my Renegade Scots series is up for pre-order now! In a tumultuous time when the people of Scotland battle subjugation, eight fierce Highlanders band together with one goal --- preserving freedom. They pledge their loyalty and their lives to Robert the Bruce to lead the fight against the blood thirsty King of England. Treachery and sacrifice rule the day but love and passion will take the night.
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I am humbled by the glowing comments New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart has given my November Berkley 2018 release, SOLACE ISLAND: "Meg Tilly's Solace Island sparkles with the winning combination of mystery and romance sprinkled with humor and a very sexy hero. What's not to love." I have long admired Mariah for her compelling romances, so you can imagine how grateful I am that she took the time to read SOLACE ISLAND and "blurb" it.
Mariah read the expanded, new and improved version of SOLACE ISLAND, which is my very first romance novel. The story takes place on a fictitious island in the Pacific Northwest similar to the one where my husband and I live. Pre-order my first book baby now so you'll have it on the November 6 publication date! Book Two in the series, CLIFF'S EDGE, will be a May 2019 release, and I'll sign it during the inaugural Book Lovers Convention in New Orleans May 15-19! To register for that fun reader gathering visit bookloverscon.com, and to keep up with my comings and goings, join my reader list on my website!
August is finally here ... and that means ABANDONED goes on sale! In Maxine Revere's 5th thriller, she finally delves into the mystery of her own past: what happened to her mother and why did she leave Max? She traces Martha's steps to the small, Chesapeake Bay town of Cape Haven where she soon realizes that there are some people who don't want her to find the truth. But Max never gives up because while the truth is messy, it's real. Publishers Weekly praised ABANDONED: "Boldly drawn, psychologically complex characters and a multifaceted plot distinguish this entry." For more information about this unputdownable mystery, visit allisonbrennan.com.
This has been a fast-paced month. A great reminder to us author-types that preparation is key, whether you are planning the best time to plant flowers, a vacation, or how to start a story. For me, it always starts with the question, What If? Lots of chocolate helps too! In July, I worked on the final edits of two novels and approved the cover for Book 4 in the Matchmaker Café series, THIEF OF HEARTS. The idea for my series, The Matchmaker Café, came to me while my husband and I were traveling in Scotland. We both took pictures, but I narrowed my focus to doors---castle doors, cottage doors, pub door...That's when it hit me. What if when you opened a door, crossed over the threshold, and were transported back in time? The plot-idea for THIEF OF HEARTS evolved from the question, What If the sisters were not only matchmakers, but suspected of stealing art from the places they visited in the past? Naturally, I threw two armature sleuths together to solve the mystery, and naturally they were attracted to each other. THIEF OF HEARTS will be released this fall and I will have a special give-a-way to celebrate.
Next up: August - Bute Noir in Scotland. September - Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in St. Petersburg, FL, and Bloody Scotland, in Stirling, UK. November -- Iceland Noir in Reykjavik. Details on my website.
FALL NEW RELEASES
SHADOW MOON, Book 6 of the Huntress/FBI thrillers, will be out in October, and I'm featured in a non-fiction book of essays, HOLLYWOOD VS. THE AUTHOR, out in November.
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BOUND TO MOROCCO is the newly released first in the historical Morocco series, set in an exotic land of harems and intrigue.
Lady Shera is kidnapped and must find her way home. She finds an unexpected ally: her kidnapper. Can her hate turn to love?
Can they escape the long and terrifying reach of the Sultan to gain freedom?
"What about you?" he asked. "What are you going to do when you get out?"
"I'm in for the long haul. I'm career military."
"But you're pretty!"
She looked at him sideways.
"I mean... not that you're not a damned good soldier..." He glanced around wildly, looking for an escape, stiffened, pointed and yelled, "Watch out!"
--- Today! HARD TO KILL, the Cape Charade Suspense Short Story that introduces Kellen Adams. You can:
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Of course you do! Whenever I meet people and tell them that I write historical mysteries, they often say “I’ve always wanted to write a mystery!” or “I have a great idea for a mystery; if only I knew how to write it all down!” Here’s the good news about all that…if you want to… Read More