Anastasia Alexander doesn’t have the answers to life’s love questions. What she does know is that love in the 21st Century is complex. There are no easy answers, and there is a lot of richness and juiciness in exploring all the complexity that love brings. Her credentials are two failed marriages, equaling twenty-three years of marriage and a willingness to believe that maybe a third one will be her lucky number. Or she might decide to compete with Elizabeth Taylor for who can get married...Read More
While the heroine in my recently released novel, THE INSCRIPTION, is being whisked through time to meet immortal warrior Lachlan MacAlpin, I've been doing some traveling of my own---to Germany. Why? Research? Vacation? No! Think grandbabies! A brand new one, born this week to my dear son and his lovely wife who live there. I flew over to help during this joyous time. I've had fun chasing the baby's almost-three-year-old brother around!
I will pack my bags soon to travel some more---this time to Nashville for Book Lovers Con 2020, March 18-22. If you're coming to this magnificent reader convention, I hope to meet you! I love getting to know readers! Just some of the places you'll find me will be co-hosting Wednesday's Tennessee Entertainment Night, hosting a High Wine through the Ages reader event on Friday and signing THE INSCRIPTION at Saturday's big Book Bash. (Ask me to show you pictures of the grandbabies!) Here is my full schedule.
Meanwhile, check out THE INSCRIPTION and learn how the eternal bond between Lachlan MacAlpin and Amber McPhee shatters the barriers of time. Sigh. I just love it when that happens!
March is pub month for the latest Veronica Speedwell adventure by New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn! Bustle calls this Victorian butterfly hunter "one of the most endearing heroines"; NPR says she's "ruthlessly intelligent," and now she's back on the case for her fifth mystery, A MURDEROUS RELATION. From the glittering enclaves of the rich and royal to the gaslit streets where Jack the Ripper roams, Veronica partners up with her sidekick Stoker for their most perilous undertaking yet!
[You can find Deanna at deannaraybourn.com or on Twitter and Instagram @deannaraybourn. Check her website for all the latest tour information as she hits the road in March to meet up with Veronica fans from across the country!]
I have a new medieval romance! NEVER IF NOT NOW.
A Hero from Her Past. A Father Bent on Vengeance. The Woman Torn Between them. Ready for Pre-order!
It might be midsummer when Zander arrives at the tournament, but there is winter in his soul. Battle hardened and war weary, he intends to amass spoils, win the champion's prize, and find a wealthy wife. Then he discovers that Elinor of York has accompanied her father to the tourney. He desired her as a youth, and soon learns that he still does. But whatever he will ever have of her will have to be seized in secret, before the tournament ends.
NEVER IF NOT NOW is part of the Midsummer Knights collection. One thrilling tournament. Seven unique stories of love! Pageantry! Feasts! Jousts! Knights! Intrigues! and of course Romance!!
Also my Romance Unlaced blog column has returned, now on Frolic.media. See the first column of RU 2.0 here.
Readers are Wild about WILD, WILD RAKE!
Janna MacGregor's WILD, WILD RAKE (The Cavensham Heiresses, Book 5) has received rave reviews since its February 25 release. See what readers and reviewers alike are saying about Devan, a wicked vicar (allegedly), and Avalon, a misunderstood widow.
Praise for WILD, WILD RAKE
"Passionate, tumultuous." - Publishers Weekly
"Incandescent." - Booklist
"Will delight those looking to warm their hearts with a tender read." - Library Journal
Need more convincing? Check out the more than 200 four-and-five star reviews on Goodreads!
For more about the books, visit JannaMacGregor.com, and sign up for her newsletter for the most exclusive insider information.
The time is almost here! I can't wait! March 1 is the day the three winners in my February website contest are selected. Their prize: each of the three winners will win a five-day registration to Book Lovers Con 2020 in Nashville! They will also receive one of my Solace Island novels---SOLACE ISLAND, CLIFF'S EDGE or HIDDEN COVE---and a set of fairy wings for convention costume events. So watch your email inbox! While I can't be at Book Lovers Con this year, I thought it would be fun to send three readers to Nashville's Gaylord Opryland for five days of parties, games, dancing and book signings. Winners will have so much fun!
Soon I'll have information for you on the book I'm writing. Meanwhile, if you don't have my Solace Island novels, I am hopeful that you will purchase them now.
Meet the authors!
Cathryn Marr, the writing duo of Terese Ramin and Dawn Johanson, joined forces last year to launch SOUL KEEPER, the first book in their Brotherhood of Shadows paranormal romance series about fallen angels and the world they've promised to protect. With three more books forthcoming in this spectacular series, readers will want to get to know these fascinating authors.
Those in the Nashville area can meet the Cathryn Marr authors March 18-22 at the Gaylord Hotel in Nashville, TN for the second annual Book Lovers Con---the ultimate reader experience! Join these authors and more than 150 fabulous romance writers for an unforgettable event.
Cathryn Marr will participate in the Delta Riverboat Tour; Tutus, Tiaras & Tuxes Dance Party; Author Soiree, A Night with the Muses -- Faery and Fantasy Gathering; Sleuths game; and the Book Bash signing event. Click here for more details about each event.
For registration details, visit bookloverscon.com.
Can't make it to the event? Connect with Cathryn Marr on Facebook and Instagram and visit CathrynMarr.com to sign up for their newsletter and read an excerpt from SOUL KEEPER, as well as learn more about the next books in the Brotherhood of Shadows series.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
On March 24th I am releasing the first book in the new Tovenaar Series, THE HIDDEN. The book is available for pre-order.
Have you ever wondered why all cultures on earth have the same myths and legends? Men who can turn into animals, men who drink the blood of others, Elves, Fairies, magic? It's because these things are real. The Tovenaar series explains who these people are, where they come from and why they're here.
The monsters are real
For most of her life, Lily Montgomery had thought the creatures that inhabited her dreams lived on only in the pages of the horror novels she wrote. Until she was kidnapped by a vampire and forced to go on the run from werewolves and other shapeshifters. And from her emotions. For, against all reason, her heart was also at risk of being captured by the vampire.
Valerian DuCharme had been turned into a vampire against his will. But in the turning, he did not lose his charisma or his caring. Now the enforcer for one of the princely houses of the Community, he tried to ensure the safety of anyone who came within range. And of many who didn't. But it was all reflex, until he met Lily. And emotions he hadn't felt for hundreds of years surfaced.
I am currently offering a short story in serial format in my monthly newsletter that plays in the New Frontier universe. PROPHESIES takes place before THE LAST CHRISTMAS ON EARTH, THE SCATTERING OF SEEDS and THE SEEDS OF CHANGE. Sign up for my newsletter and don't miss an episode.
Desiree Holt is thrilled to announce a brand-new release in her best-selling romantic suspense Phoenix Agency series. UNEXPECTED RISK is now available, along with additional stories written in her Phoenix Agency World from popular, fan-favorite authors. Check out UNEXPECTED RISK and all of the other new releases.
Her so-called gift put her in perilous situations...
Janet Rodman barely controlled her psi ability as an empath to teach school and hang with a few friends. She never knew when a wave of unsuitable emotions from others would assault her. She had learned to build walls to live her life but evil could break them down. A job as a private tutor kept her safe from assault...or so she thought.
He wasn't looking for a woman in his life...
Former Marine and top tier attorney J. T. Fitzpatrick wasn't interested in bringing a woman into his house. A bitter divorce took care of that. But when his friends at The Phoenix Agency called on his help to rescue a woman in danger, how could he say no? He's unprepared for the instant attraction to Janet Rodman, but he's not looking for a relationship and this is supposed to be a strictly business deal.
The Darkman isn't about to let some woman interrupt his mission in life...
His plan is working perfectly, and the bodies are piling up. He can't let Janet Rodman screw them up. But when she disappears, he pulls out all stops to find and eliminate her. And he'll kill anyone who gets in the way. With the chemistry exploding between them, can the former Marine keep Janet safe and destroy the killer before he destroys them?
Check out Desiree's sizzling new release and all of the Phoenix Agency World here.
From New York Times Bestselling Author RaeAnne Thayne:
I'm thrilled to let you know my newest hardcover, THE SEA GLASS COTTAGE goes on sale March 17. Set in Cape Sanctuary, California, the same fictional community as THE CLIFF HOUSE, this is an emotional three-generation homecoming story of secrets revealed and hearts healed. I hope my readers love the story of Juliet, her daughter Olivia and her granddaughter, Caitlin. Also, THE CLIFF HOUSE is now available in paperback! This month for my website contest, I'm giving away a copy of my 2-in-1 with Debbie Macomber, A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY, which includes my book BLACKBERRY SUMMER and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. You can find out more at raeannethayne.com
Joanne Rock is celebrating the release of book 4 in her Mesa Falls series, HEARTBREAKER, for Harlequin Desire. One Netgalley reviewer said, "Great guilty pleasure read and it also engaged my suspense loving brain too. A win on all sides." Look for Joanne's release day giveaway on her author Facebook page on March 1st, along with a spotlight and giveaway at Harlequin Junkie on March 20th. Joanne's full To the Rescue series is available now too, with book one, RENEGADE, available for just 2.99.
Want to let you know about my new book PIVOT, a collection of short stories, is being released on March 31st. Three novellas from three different authors, centering on girls who came from broken homes and now, as women, are fighting again for their lives, the men they love, and the future they deserve.
My story, formerly titled AGAINST THE HEART, is about Meriwether Jones, a distressed young mother from LA who is on the run with her four- year-old daughter. Trouble follows Meri to Spokane where she's out of gas, money, and ideas. Luckily, ex-cop Ian Brodie hires her to help him with his father's farmhouse. But Meri is keeping a dangerous secret---and Ian is in danger of losing his heart . . .
I hope you will give it a try.
If you haven't started on the Spicetown Mystery Series, this is the best time to start!
WELCOME TO SPICETOWN, Book 1 of the Spicetown cozy mysteries, will be on sale for $.99 from March 6 through March 8.
When a crime stopper senior citizen starts to act oddly, a new business sells fake products and the New Year's Eve fireworks display disappears, Mayor Cora Mae Bingham and the Spicetown Police Chief Conrad Harris have to get involved.
Cora keeps an eye on her quaint small town nestled in the southern hills of Ohio. Although Spicetown is sprinkled with culinary street names, stores full of spices, and quaint life-long citizens, out-of-towners can bring in a dicey element.
"...Cozy fans who prefer the crimes in their mysteries to be nonviolent will be charmed." (BookLife)
Book 6 in the Spicetown Mystery Series, Chicory is Trickery, will be released this spring. Be the first to know by heading over to my website and signing up for my newsletter for a sneak peek at what's to come!
A chupacabra lurks beneath the streets of New York, searching for a unique life source that the demon believes can make it human again. Santero Ricardo Fernandez is the source of that unusual power, but it has its limits and abused it could lead him to a darkness that he might not be able to escape. Sara Martinez is dubious of Ricardo's powers, but as they help her terminally ill mother, she slowly comes to believe and fall in love with him. Can they survive the demon stalking him in DEVOTION CALLS, a critically acclaimed romance in The Calling is Reborn Vampire novel series by bestselling author Caridad Pineiro. For more information, please click here.
THE BACHELOR has arrived!
In NYT bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries' second Duke Dynasty novel THE BACHELOR, Lady Gwyn falls hard for her rugged bodyguard, Major Joshua Wolfe. And readers and critics have fallen head over heels in love with Gwyn and Joshua's love story, according to great reviews like this one:
"Jeffries explores the cultural mores of early Regency London to weave a tale of blackmail, spies, and a Season debut. Joshua is a fascinating hero, the only untitled male among the series' rather gentried family and always aware of the fact." -- Library Journal
THE BACHELOR is now available wherever books are sold.
Meet the author!
Sabrina joins some wonderful historical romance author friends in historic Colonial Williamsburg March 18-22, 2020, for a fabulous reader event that will include parlor games, a book signing, tea parties and more! For more information, visit romancingwilliamsburg.com.
Love Sabrina's books and The Regency era? Visit SabrinaJeffries.com.
JC Hay has two pieces of news to get excited about this month. First, he's thrilled to announce that the USA Today Bestselling and award winning Pets in Space® anthology will be back for its 5th year!
PETS IN SPACE® 5 anthology will release on October 6th, 2020 and once again, a portion of pre-orders and the 1st month's royalties go to Hero-Dogs.org who raise, train and place support dogs with U.S. veterans and first responders. Pre-order will be available starting May 8th, 2020 so mark your calendars now.
Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don't miss a thing at petsinspaceantho.com/stay-in-touch/.
And if you like Pets in Space, you'll love the second piece of news---PENZAK, the fourth TriSystems: Rangers book releases on 17 March. Pre-order your copy now, at your favorite e-tailers.
The spellbinding first installment of Taralynn Moore's King series.
Bria has no idea her life is a carefully woven tapestry of design and predestination. Until a helicopter, a quiet beach cove, and the pull of piano chords usher in the unraveling of her world.
His music sparked her spirit, long before she knew him, before she knew herself. Now, with love and lives on the line, they can't escape their fated connection or the family company that owns them and their hearts.
Jon has been her constant companion. Her rock. Her anchor. But when the perfect outcome of their parental set-up turns out to be a cover, her protected existence begins to fall apart, and so does their relationship and its foundation of necessary lies.
All three must unite, must fight, for family, for freedom, with a bond so strong even torn hearts can't tear them apart.
Let sweeping descriptions, heated action scenes, and quiet romantic moments keep you on a pinwheel of emotions you won't soon forget.
Dani Pettrey kicks off her newest series, Coastal Guardians, with an intense blend of suspense, love, and faith. The second book in this series, THE CRUSHING DEPTHS, is now available for pre-order at most online retailers. Follow along with Rissi and Mason as they sort through a plethora of suspects but also their own past and attraction to each other. Just as the case seems like it will break open, worse news arrives. Pre-order your copy today!
PROTECTIVE OPERATION, Book in the Stealth Series, by Danica Winters is available now!
On the run from terrorists,
they must protect an abandoned infant.
Shaye Geist has tracked down gunslinger Chad Martin in the wilds of Montana, seeking refuge from her powerful father. But Chad's also hiding, the target of terrorists. In imminent danger, Chad and Shaye are ready to run when they find an abandoned baby. Can they keep themselves and the mysterious child safe---even as enemies close in on all sides?
Can you believe it?! BIG BANG BABY is FINALLY up for pre-order on Amazon! Yaaay!! A lot of you have been gently nagging me for a while about this story, but my "people" weren't talking. I had a heart-to-heart with them, and oh my... What Effie and her baby and Jake have been through broke my heart. My prediction is that this will be an early release because now that they're story is unfolding, it refuses to let me go!
Fun fact about Effie's name--Effie was my husband's grandmother's mother's name. (That's a mouthful! LOL) Our daughter has been diving into our family tree and ever since she told me the charming name, I knew she had to have her own story.
Happy Reading and if you need entertainment for your Blarney Stone, ST. PATRICK'S BABY is available now! xoxo
Even before I became a romance author, I craved the feels that come with a good love story. In fact, from the early age of thirteen, after reading Judy Blume’s Forever, I vividly remember having a book hangover. Although, I didn’t know that’s what it called back then. For days afterward, I couldn’t stop thinking… Read More