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Meg Tilly

I'm having so much fun meeting readers as I'm touring to promote my brand new edgy, sexy romantic suspense novel, CLIFF'S EDGE. I'm hoping this gets to you in time as a head's up that my appearance on Hallmark Channel's "Home and Family" has been moved up to Friday, May 31. Check your local listings, but the schedule shows 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT. Then I'll return to the Pacific Northwest to sign and read from CLIFF'S EDGE at Village Books in Bellingham, WA, on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. (If you call 360-671-2626 before the event, you'll be able to order a signed copy!) I'll wind up my tour with a reading and signing at Bolen Books in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday June 11 at 7 p.m. As a reminder, CLIFF'S EDGE features a movie star hero, who has to use all those skills for real when he and Eve discover that someone has serious designs on her life.  Get your copy of CLIFF'S EDGE today!

Mary Jo Putney

Good news for audiobook lovers!  Though most of my books in recent years have immediately had audio versions commissioned by the publisher, many classic reader favorite historicals were not available in that format.

Because so many people love audiobooks (especially if they have a long commute!), I've been working to produce more of them as time and money permit.

As of this month, Audio versions of RIVER OF FIRE and ONE PERFECT ROSE (Books #6 and 7 in the Fallen Angels series), are now widely available on a number of platforms, include Audible and Amazon.  Both are narrated by the wonderful Siobhan Waring.

They join audiobook versions of  THUNDER AND ROSES (Fallen Angels #1), DANCING ON THE WIND (Fallen Angels #2) and SHATTERED RAINBOWS (Fallen Angels #5). Books 3 and 4 (PETALS IN THE STORM and ANGEL ROGUE) have been contracted and will become available in audio before the end of this year.  Stay tuned!

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Justine Davis

RENEGADE

A traitor may be their only hope.

The Coalition's most decorated battle commander Caze Paladen is running out of time---personally and professionally. A shard of shrapnel embedded close to his spine threatens his life, and the resistance of Ziem's people to Coalition rule threatens his career. Either way, Paladen is on borrowed time, unless he can find a way to win this war.

The legendary Spirit of the Mountain, widow Iolana Davorin---long believed dead---has the power of healing along with the blessing and curse of far-seeing vision. Following her path has saved Ziem so far, but cost her nearly everything, including the love of her children. Now, when she's almost reclaimed her life, she must risk it all again and find a way to turn an honorable man into a traitor.

Caze Paladen holds her world and the lives of her children in his hands. Yet, she sees something in him that gives her hope, for both her home and her heart. If she can find the long buried spark of humanity in him and flame it to life again. If she can stop the rebels from killing him. . . .

Jayne Ann Krentz

Thank you for making TIGHTROPE a bestseller on the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller lists!  I'm so glad you're enjoying 1930's California with me.  For readers new to my Amanda Quick books, Burning Cove, California, is home to Hollywood stars, powerful gangsters, and regular people trying to reinvent themselves.  Amalie Vaughn is a reinventor--a trapeze artist-turned-innkeeper--who finds that settling into a new life isn't as easy as it seems. The first guest at her new hotel is murdered and Amalie's quiet life is turned upside down.

Augustina Van Hoven

The third book in my time travel series, A WAY BACK, has released.  I'm very excited about this story.

Time travel only seemed like a good idea.

Like many before her, Sarah Anderson is determined to make her fortune in the Wild West. She loads up her skirts with twenty-first-century necessities, gives her fiancé a kiss, and takes the leap. Only to land in the wrong decade. She's lucky. She finds a job. But until she can save enough pennies for the return trip, she must contend every day with the fear of discovery, slop buckets, and roving hands. 

Jack Sinclair returns from yet another business trip only to learn that his fiancée has left him for another time. They are now many miles and two centuries apart. Jack is stunned. But only for a moment. He sets out to find Sarah and bring her back home. Or die trying. Jack's only fear is that he might be too late to save the love of his life. 

I'm offering an exclusive short story, told in serial format, available only in my newsletter.  This short story is entitled THE LAST DAYS.  It is the experiences of Captain Harlan Jefferson Baylor in the final days of the Civil War.  Captain Harley is the hero in the first book of the Love through Time series, A SECOND CHANCE.  He also appears prominently in the second book, A NEW BEGINNING.

Happy Reading.

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Julie Johnstone

Hello from my writing cave! Summer is almost upon us and I've been deep in my writing cave that I've missed Spring. BUT, that's good news for you! HIGHLAND AVENGER, book 3 in my Renegade Scots series, is off to the editor (after writing 12,000 words in ONE day, a personal best!), I have finished plotting my next Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts book (coming August 2019), and re-plotting book one in a new Regency series. Plus I spent four wonderful days in New Orleans at Book Lovers Con meeting fabulous fans.

HIGHLAND AVENGER cover reveal is coming soon!

Best,

Julie

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Amy Lane

Amy Lane's newest release, STRING BOYS hits the shelves on May 28th, and she'll be in New York in July for the RWA National Convention.

Christina Dodd

Misfit and computer security expert Cornelia Markum hacks into a text conversation between unidentified Virtue Falls residents ... and realizes she's stumbled into a murder plot.

New York Times Bestseller Christina Dodd kicks off her Virtue Falls suspense series with THE LISTENER, an intriguing short story of misunderstandings...and murder. Now only 99 cents!

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Claire Marti

It's almost officially summer and time to celebrate! In addition to basking in more sunshine and spending time at the beach, I'm also celebrating some wonderful news for two of my books.

SUNSET IN LAGUNA, Book 3 in my Finding Forever in Laguna series, is a Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance of 2018 in the Golden Quill awards.

If you haven't read Christian and Kelly's story, check out the preview here.

NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU, the first book in my new Pacific Vista Ranch series launching later this summer, is a Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance in the RWA Stiletto Contest.

Readers, booksellers, and librarians all agree these stories are wonderful, steamy, and fun!

Learn more on my website and keep track of my new releases by signing up for my newsletter at clairemarti.com and following me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bookbub.

Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries Debuts First Book in New Series June 25!

New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries celebrates a month of new beginnings. PROJECT DUCHESS, the first book in her new Duke Dynasty series, comes out June 25. This is her debut release with her new publisher, Kensington.

In a plotline fit for reality television, the Duke Dynasty series stars an oft-widowed mother's grown children, who blaze through society in their quest for the truth about their fathers . . . and in the process find that love just might conquer all.

Pre-order this highly anticipated Regency romance now and start reading June 25!

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Lords and Ladies, take note! Let your inner grace shine and prove your standing among the ton by taking the Project Duchess Challenge for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Simply grab a book, balance it on your head or hand, take a photo or video, and share it on your favorite social media platform with the tag #ProjectDuchessChallenge for a chance to win. Visit this site for more details about the contest and to read an excerpt from PROJECT DUCHESS.

Cathryn Marr

Heaven doesn't want them and hell can't hold them. Welcome to your new paranormal romance obsession!

Complex characters, high-stakes suspense, and supernatural battles fill the pages of SOUL KEEPER, book one in the sexy Brotherhood of Shadows paranormal romance series that debuts July 9 from Cathryn Marr (the writing duo of Terese Ramin and Dawn Johanson). In this dark, highly sensual, and fast-paced tale, fallen angel Luceire Garard is a heavenly outcast. Aurora Montgomery is a mortal woman with unearthly gifts. When they join forces, can they ward off a rising apocalypse?

Pre-order SOUL KEEPER now for only $2.99 and start reading July 9!

Want to learn more about this compelling story and maybe even win an advance reader copy of the book? Follow Cathryn Marr on Facebook and Instagram to receive the inside scoop about the authors and their Brotherhood of Shadows books.

Debra Clopton

International Bestselling author Debra Clopton's LONGING FOR FOREVER, book 1 of her new Sunset Bay series, is now available.

A burned-out trauma doctor, a muffin maker with a second chance at life, is she just what the doctor needs? Can love find a way...will they risk their hearts?

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And last month, HEART OF A COWBOY, Texas Brides & Bachelors book one, was released!

If these cowboys can overcome their past they'll make great husbands.

Finding a wife is not on Kurt's to-do list, but he wasn't counting on sassy Mandy Brown coming to town. Now he's got her on his mind and if the Mule Hollow matchmakers have their way he'll soon have her on his heart.

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Book 2, TRUST OF A COWBOY and TRUE LOVE OF A COWBOY, book 3, are also available at all retailers so grab your copies of this exciting new series.

Sariah Wilson

I have a new book releasing on June 11th! It's called THE FRIEND ZONE and is the first in a new series. Here's the back cover blurb --

Disgraced college quarterback Logan Hunt was on his way to NFL stardom when he messed up big-time. Now the Texas star player with a bad temper has a new option: Seattle's EOL College---as in End of the Line, to his fellow misfit recruits. It's Logan's last chance. If he can follow the rules. No parties, no fighting, no swearing, and oh, no dating the coach's daughter, Jess. Simple. Yeah, right. For Logan, there has never been a rule he's more tempted to break.

The deal is "just friends." The pretty, confident, and fiercely smart math whiz is fine with pizza, tutoring, and keeping Logan in line. But the closer Jess gets, the more receptive she is to his warm heart and spirit---not to mention his irresistible off-field passes. With defenses down, they're both heading into the danger zone.

It's more than thrilling. It's love. It's also a game changer that could sideline Logan's NFL goals---and more important, a future with Jess. But dreams are worth fighting for, right?

 

Laura Benedict

On a hot summer night, Kimber Hannon comes home to her cozy St. Louis bungalow to find the locks changed, and a stranger living inside. Who is he, and how does he know her deadly secret? And what does he really want from her? THE STRANGER INSIDE has all the chills you need for your hottest summer night!

Caroline Fyffe

Victorian England is in for a surprise---fresh from the Colorado frontier...

In Kent, England, the arrival of Beranger Northcott, Duke of Brightshire, causes a stir. Because with the duke comes his new American bride, who isn't quite what anyone expects. By accepting the hand of her beloved, Emma Brinkman goes from hardworking Colorado rancher to duchess, and is expected to comport herself as nobility. Overnight. For Emma---stifled, homesick, and unable to shake the feeling she's being watched---the metamorphosis is a challenge. And if Emma's suspicions are correct, perhaps even a dangerous one.

Fortunately, Emma has found a trusted friend in the orphaned Charlotte, Brightshire's scullery maid. Charlotte longs to experience---if only for a moment---the luxuries and gentry romance that come with a titled life. When one of the duke's handsome cousins takes notice of Charlotte, the castle kitchen is set abuzz with speculation.

In navigating their two different stations, both servant and duchess discover their places in the world---and love---is a dream that can come true---no matter the risks.

Available June 25th!  AN AMERICAN DUCHESS

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Daphne Masque

99 Cent Amazon ebook sale on all three books in my Romance at the Empire Theatre Series!

The ebook sale starts June 16th and runs through the 24th! Mark your calendar! First sale of it's kind! The whole series! Get them while you can here.

I went to prison in May and I'm exposing the full details in my June blog, The Front Row, don't miss it.

My giveaway for June is the full series, Romance at the Empire Theatre! Be sure to join my email list for your chance to win!

Otherwise, it's a quiet month. Spending a lot of time writing, writing, writing, and then if I have any free time, I guess I'll write. Working on my holiday mystery, THE GRINCH WHO STOLE MY HEART.

Janna MacGregor

The undeniably charming and dashing William Cavensham finally gets his happily ever after on June 25 in ROGUE MOST WANTED by Janna MacGregor. Like the other high-achieving Cavenshams, Will devotes all of his time and attention to the family's thriving estate---until the beautiful and spirited Lady Theodora Worth provides an enticing distraction. With a cast of quirky characters, unparalleled passion, and the unique journey of a woman trying to secure her Scottish-granted Earldom, ROGUE MOST WANTED will delight fans of Regency romance and historical fiction.

Here's what others are saying:

". . . the author successfully fuses insightful character development, clever humor & smart dialogue, & intoxicating sensuality into another unforgettable love story."---Booklist, starred review

"Janna MacGregor floods every page with longing, enchantment, and passion. ...deliciously romantic and poetic."---Fresh Fiction

"Filled with delightful characters and an impish innocence, the novel eschews many of the common Regency romance elements, blazing a new trail of complementary character weaknesses and strengths. Readers will lose their hearts (and a few tears) to the Cavensham clan."---Publishers Weekly

Pre-order a copy of ROGUE MOST WANTED now and start reading June 25!

 

Kate White

Looking for the perfect summer beach read?

SUCH A PERFECT WIFE

Blonde. Beautiful. A loving mother.

And missing since Monday.

On a sunny morning in late September, Shannon Blaine sets off for a jog along the rural roads near her home in Lake George, New York.  It's her usual a.m. routine, her "me time" after dropping the kids off at school...except on this day she never returns.

Is her husband lying when he says he has no clue where she is? Could Shannon have split on her own, overwhelmed by the pressures of her life? Or is she the victim of a sexual predator who had been prowling the area and snatched her before she knew what was happening.

True crime writer Bailey Weggins, on assignment for the website Crime Beat, heads north from New York City to report on the mysterious disappearance. An anonymous tip soon leads Bailey to a grisly, bone-chilling discovery. Every town has its secrets, Bailey reminds herself, and nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. She keeps digging for answers until---when it's almost too late---she unearths the terrifying truth.

Maria Grazia Swan

Hello dear readers, it's summer and school is out. Time for quiet reading time, or not.

Here is my June offering, 3 books for $.99. That's from the award winning Mina's Adventures Series, a boxed set with LOVE THY SISTER, BOSOM BODIES, and ITALIAN SUMMER, books 1-2-3 normally available at $4.99, will be $.99 until June 10th

And it's available from all retailers here.

Read what reviewers have to say about the series and bad boy Diego.

"...our favorite kind-hearted, unpredictable Italian girl Mina Calvi is back for another adventure in BOSOM BODIES, and this one has the mob, diamonds, and a rising body count. I love Mina and can't get enough of the delectable Diego! Prepare for a great read." ---Vision and Verse

"...if you like a lighthearted fun frolic set through a fresh voice, then this new series by Swan will fulfill your needs and garner the author a new following." ---Suspense magazine

 

Tee O'Fallon

ARMED 'N' READY from the Federal K-9 Series is available now!

Secrets could destroy them.

Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Nick Houston is as tough as they come, and he and his K-9, Saxon, are hot on the trail of a major illegal gun dealer. But his best lead---the beautiful owner of the Dog Park Café, Andi Hardt----is not cooperating. Doesn't matter how sexy she is, or that his dog seems to be in love with her. She's a suspect and he won't cross that line. Ever.

Andi Hardt sank everything into her dream business---the Dog Park Café, a restaurant catering to dogs as much as people. Now everything is in jeopardy because of one extremely frustrating, incredibly hot state trooper. Like it or not, she's in Nick's crosshairs, and he's calling the shots. Her only option: cooperate, or lose everything she's worked so hard for.

Nick and Andi are catapulted straight into the danger zone, forcing them to make life-altering choices, and face their desires. Risking his life for Andi is the easy part. Risking his heart is the toughest assignment Nick will face.

Contest -  In June, Tee will be giving away one of many amazing romance novels. Enter here for a chance to win!

Tee loves connecting with readers, so visit her at TeeOFallon.com to purchase books, join her mailing list, sign up for contests, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, or Goodreads.

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