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Tee O'Fallon

TRAP 'N' TRACE, the fourth in my Federal K-9 series is now available! Grab your copy today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Google.

Secrets leave a deadly trail.

For wealthy socialite Katrina Vandenburg, business meetings and charity galas are all part of her orderly, structured world---one that gets blown to hell after finding two dead bodies in the same day. The police think she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. FBI Special Agent Dayne Andrews thinks otherwise. Dayne and his K-9, Remy, are tracking a cold-blooded killer, and that trail...leads straight to Kat.

Kat and her rescue shelter---the Canine Haven---are the only common denominators between the murders, and Dayne is convinced she's dead center in the killer's sights. Protecting her will test every ounce of his steely resolve. She's the most intriguing woman he's ever met. And everything he shouldn't want. Too bad neither of them seem to have gotten the memo.

And they need to focus on catching a killer now more than ever. Because if Dayne and Remy fail in their mission, nothing will stand between Kat and the killer's deadly blade.

Contest - This month, I'll be giving away a digital copy of TRAP 'N' TRACE. Enter here for a chance to win!

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Cathryn Marr

Welcome to a brand new year! How sweet it is . . . Speaking of sweets, have you signed up to receive paranormal romance author Cathryn Marr's monthly newsletter? This month, the authors will give away a Mindo Chocolate gift basket to one lucky reader and discuss their inspiration for the GIFT OF THE MAGPIE, a novella they gifted to their newsletter readers in December. GIFT OF THE MAGPIE will be available for purchase on Amazon later this month for anyone who missed it!

In GIFT OF THE MAGPIE Cathryn Marr, the author duo made up of Terese Ramin and Dawn Johanson, revealed more about psi vamp and Brotherhood of Shadows leader Jinx Falken and his eternal (literally!) love interest, Solaya. Jinx and Solaya will get their own full-length story later this year in SOUL BOUND. Watch for more details in their newsletter. Sign up now for the latest book news and chances to receive free reads and fantastic prizes!

Janna MacGregor

New Year, New Series!

Janna MacGregor charmed historical romance fans with The Cavensham Heiresses, her debut Regency romance series. Now the new year brings an exciting new series from the beloved author! Janna's Widow Rules series kicks off this summer with A DUKE IN TIME, a story about Katherine Vareck, a self-made woman with the opportunity to supply her luxury linens to the royal family. But when Meri, her lout of a husband, unexpectedly dies, and Katherine discovers she's merely one of three wives, she realizes she could lose the royal contract and her entire business. Could an opportunity to partner with Meri's far more upstanding brother Christian, the Duke of Randford, merge their hearts and their futures?

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Meg Tilly

I'm excited to show you the cover for my August 10 standalone novel, THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS. The fabulous Berkley art department nailed the sexy, edgy storyline and the Hollywood setting!

In this spin-off of my Solace Island series, Sarah Rainsford has been on the run for more than three years. Now she's changed identities again to throw her violent, estranged husband---a police lieutenant---off her trail. Willing to bend any laws to get his hands on her inheritance, he'll stop at nothing to locate her.

With a new identity, she lands a job as personal assistant to Hollywood's golden boy director Mick Talford. He's a difficult client, but she senses hidden depths to him. Once Mick and Sarah combine forces to keep Sarah out of harm's way, they build a strong bond . . . but will it be enough to keep them both alive?

THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS will be released in mass market paperback, as well as an eBook and audiobook. Want to make sure you have a copy when it's published? Pre-order yours now.

Meantime, check out Meg Tilly's Cozy Tea Time on YouTube---my completely unscripted, informal get together with readers twice a week.

Claire Marti

Happy New Year! I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to a fresh start. Although 2020 was a rough one, there were many silver linings. I became a USA Today Bestselling Author and released two books in the Pacific Vista Ranch series. Happy Dance!

NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU won the Golden Quill and the Golden Leaf Awards for Best Contemporary Romance 2020 and FOR THE LOVE OF YOU was a Golden Leaf Finalist and is up for Best Contemporary Romance 2020 at N.N. Light's Book Heaven. Have you started the award-winning series yet? It's available at Amazon, BN, and other retailers.

In 2021, I'll be releasing three new books in the series starring the hunky stepbrothers---- Grant, Ryan, and Austin Michaels. Look for Grant's book, THE WONDER OF YOU, in late February. I'll also be writing 3 romances for charity anthologies, 2 of which benefit breast cancer. I'll be celebrating my 11-year cancerversary in 2021, so these causes are close to my heart.

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Heather Heyford

In FIRST COMES LOVE, a single mom and attorney with deep roots in the rolling hills of Oregon's Ribbon Ridge wine country thinks her family is perfect as is---until she crosses paths again with a gruff police officer who has two boys of his own . . .

There is nothing sweeter than the family you pick yourself . . .

"A heart melting story of love, romance and caring . . . I just love stories where children are involved--and especially when the hero is involved with the kids. It gives an extra dimension to this story when two children in foster care are taken under the wing of a local police officer and are given a loving home life.
It doesn't get any better than this! Brava! Heather Heyford knows how to touch the heart of the reader. 5 Stars" --- Amazon Vine Voice Top 1000 Reviewer

Cheyenne McCray

Enjoy COUNTRY THUNDER, for 99 cents!

COUNTRY THUNDER from the King Creek Cowboys series is available for the holidays for only 99 cents!

Miranda Hawthorne made a new start in the small town of King Creek, Arizona. She's a horse therapist who works with children and adults with disabilities and is perfectly fine being single and living a fulfilling life helping others. After what her ex put her through, she doesn't need a man, thank you very much.

A stallion threw Justin McLeod's daughter, and she hasn't been able to get back on a horse. On recommendation, he takes his daughter to a horse therapist to help her work up her courage to ride again. The moment Justin meets the beautiful Miranda, he knows he needs to get to know her better. A lot better.

Miranda is determined to keep her distance and stay single. Justin is determined to break down all her barriers and show her she belongs with him.

Here's your chance to win AMAZED BY YOU from the Riding Tall 2 series! Send an email with "Country Thunder Contest" to, for your chance to win one of 5 eBook copies! Good luck!

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Sabrina Jeffries

Exclusive Excerpt in Sabrina Jeffries' Next Newsletter!

UNDERCOVER DUKE, the final book in New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries' Duke Dynasty series, comes out in May but her newsletter subscribers will get a sneak peek into the book on February 1 with an exclusive excerpt! Sign up for Sabrina's monthly newsletters here so you can get a first glimpse into Sheridan and Vanessa's highly anticipated story.

To see some of the author's visual inspirations for the book, check out her Pinterest page. You can also hang out with Sabrina and her Dames and Dukes by joining her Facebook group.

Cheers to a wonderful new year with endless happily ever afters!

Christina Dodd

"This isn't a Disneyland version of the wilderness. This is the Alaskan wilderness." Petie stood in front of the massive fireplace, speaking to the eighteen men and women who sat on the lodge's couches and chairs, and to Hawley, sprawled in his oversized recliner in the back. "Do you know what a bear thinks when it comes across a camper in a sleeping bag?"

The new fisherfolk shook their heads.

"Mmm, a taco."


The seasoned fisherfolk, the ones who had come in previous years, smiled wisely. They knew what was coming.

Petie asked, "What does a bear think when it comes across a camper with pepper spray in a sleeping bag?"

Heads shaking.

"Mmm, a spicy taco."

---WRONG ALIBI, a new Christina Dodd suspense, out now for you!

Purchase WRONG ALIBI in trade paperback, eBook, audiobook or hardcover.

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"In the Alaskan wilderness, the hunted can become the hunter."

Hope Moore

Hope Moore has a new release coming in her new Billionaire Cowboys of True Love, Texas Series.


Billionaire cowboy Jake Tanner has no plans to get married anytime soon and although he caught a garter at a wedding recently makes him even more determined to prove to his brothers that them falling in love with the first woman they saw after catching a garter is just a coincidence.

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Debra Clopton

WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF, book 2 of my new Star Gazer Inn of Corpus Christi Bay Series, will be released on December 30th, so don't miss it! I was in the hospital for the entire month of October and am doing good now, but still running a bit slow. This made the book run late, but thankfully writing it helped me focus on something fun as Alice McIntyre's story continues!

Available at Amazon, Apple Books, Google, Kobo, and B&N.

If you missed WHAT NEW BEGINNINGS ARE MADE OF, book 1 of the Star Gazer Inn of Corpus Christi Bay Series, grab it today! It's a heartwarming women's fiction with romance series about the widow Alice McIntyre, who is feeling like she has lost herself. On a whim and looking for a fresh start, Alice buys the Star Gazer Inn...something to put a spark back into her life. But first she has to tell her four sons.

Available at Amazon,  Apple Books, B&N, Kobo, Google, and B2R.

Barbara Longley

Available now on Amazon and through Kindle Unlimited!

SUMMONED IN TIME, a magical, ghostly, time travel romance...

Meredith MacCarthy has no desire to volunteer as a tour guide at a haunted ghost town, but when the matriarch of her fae-gifted family tells her ignoring a summons from the spirit world will haunt her forever, Meredith packs a bag and heads West. There she meets a ghost whose story and presence are so compelling, she cannot resist his magnetic pull.

Before leaving Ireland, Daniel Cavanaugh vowed to his mother he'd return with a fortune. Having lost his father and their farm during The Great Famine of 1845, he is determined to help his family begin anew. Just when he's on the cusp of fulfilling his promise, his life is brutally taken. Until the beautiful ghost whisperer arrived, all he wanted was to be free of his earthly bonds. Now he yearns for a second chance at life---a life with Meredith beside him.

When Meredith is offered the means to travel through time to prevent his murder, Daniel persuades her to take the risk. Will she succeed, or is he putting the life of the woman he loves in peril?

Deb Kastner

I'm excited to announce that OPENING HER HEART, the second book in my Rocky Mountain Family Series, is now available. This series is especially dear to my heart as each book features a different kind of service dog. In OPENING HER HEART, a golden retriever named Sissy befriends the hero's three-year-old little girl who has epilepsy.

Fighting for her dream could have unexpected consequences...

She can handle the Texan threatening her plans...

But can she resist his adorable little girl?

The Colorado mountain cabin is perfect for Avery Winslow's dream---a B and B for service dogs and their families. Except fast-talkin' Texan Jake Cutter wants the land for a luxury resort. Now Avery's fighting for her dream and her town. But Jake and his sweet little girl have already charmed Avery's favorite service dog...and her guarded heart might just be next.

Mercy, this author knows how to write an emotionally compelling love story. I'm swooning just thinking about all the happily-ever-afters in store for Deb Kastner's loyal fans (of which I am now one.) --Amazon Reviewer

CiCi Cordelia

CiCi Cordelia is thrilled to announce that THE INNOCENT WIFE, Book 3 in their award-winning historical Western Series, Brides of Little Creede, is a finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers Association's International Digital Awards (IDA) as well as InD'tale Magazine's RONE Awards Contest.

CiCi's contemporary romance, HEALING EMILY'S HEART is also a Finalist in InD'tale Magazine's RONE Awards Contest.

Reader Reviews:


"Cici Cordelia's Brides of Little Creede have made me a fan of western romance..."

"This series is becoming a favorite of mine!"

"I am hoping that this series continues as the stories continue to get better and better, and I'm learning to love this growing town and even all the misfit residents."

"I would like to recommend this series to all. It is a very good historical romance series you got to read!"


"This book warmed my heart."

"This story and its likable characters offer a sweet, funny, sad, and heartfelt story that has enough sizzle to burn the pages!"

"This is a 2nd chance for Love that both Cole and Emily never saw coming!"

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Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston wishes you a Happy New Year!

She hopes, along with everyone else, that 2021 turns out a whole lot less stressful than 2020 and that the pandemic fades away.

She also hopes everyone has a good time reading in 2021. She's looking forward to her three new books to be published this year.

And, as Linda says a lot these days, please stay safe and healthy. And read!

Valerie J. Clarizio

LOVE THAWS A FROZEN HEART, my winter novella is the perfect story to warm your heart this winter.

Five stars -- Lovely Romance. Really enjoyed this short story! It was engaging right from the beginning. Another winner from Valerie! D. Julian


Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his camp, Noah is hell bent on not signing. Procuring a snowmobile, Casey sets out in a blinding snow storm to find him. After crashing, she is near death when Noah finds her. Will a few cabin-bound days cause either of them to change their mind?

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Lyn Cote

ON SALE UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH-- "A great page-turner!"

FATAL WINTER, Clean Romance Mystery, is 99 cents until December 31st.

In a small town where murder never happens, two people with a tragic history must work together to protect their families before another life is taken. The mystery begins on the evening Sylvie's cousin Ginger arrives home from Alaska. Ginger ends their last conversation with these cryptic words: Sylvie, I am going to wow you with a big surprise tomorrow! Finding Ginger lying dead is not a surprise anyone would want. It propels Sylvie and Detective Ridge Matthews into danger.

What Readers Say:

"This book grabs your interest on page one and never lets up...This typical small town mystery is superb!"

"Nonstop action from beginning to end and a great addition to the Northern Shore Intrigue series. Each book is a standalone with no cliffhanger..."

"She creates her characters with such detail you can almost see them and the storylines draw you in as a participant. Twists and turn, love and mystery."

"There are layers of things going on. This book is well thought out and worth every moment of your time!"

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Laura M. Baird

I'm lucky enough to have TWO new releases in December -- the first being my story's inclusion in the recent release of the 1,001 DARK NIGHTS SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY 2020.

And here's a holiday read -- my time-travel, fantasy romance, A ROSE IN TIME. I had so much fun writing about this sassy lass, a hot Scot, and dragons! It's dedicated to my mom, Linda Rose, who loses herself in the adventures found in books, and instilled in me a great love of reading.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Connie Mann

For everyone impatiently awaiting the PRINT version of BEYOND POWER, it's FINALLY here!

On 1/26/21, BEYOND POWER (print OR e-book) will be available everywhere books are sold.

When your heart's involved...
If you dare venture beyond Disney's magic and Miami's high-rises, you'll find yourself in Florida's untamed wilderness. A bush pilot and officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Josh Tanner is one of the tough cops needed to manage these rugged areas. And the minute he finds Delilah Atwood deep in the woods without a good explanation, he knows something is very wrong...

All the stakes are raised...                                  
Delilah barely escaped her ultra-fundamental militia family years ago. Now she's back to save her sixteen-year-old sister, and no government man is going to stop her. Josh isn't going to stand by and watch Delilah risk her life, but unless he can get her to trust him, she may end up being the next victim.

"I can't wait to read more of these books!" --Susan, Amazon Reviewer

"Beyond Power is my first Connie Mann book, but definitely not my last!" --Lena Grant, Amazon Reviewer

You can order your copy of BEYOND POWER -- Print OR e-book - HERE.

Jean Oram

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well. I'm super excited to share a brand new series with readers who adore emotional, sweet stories with happily ever afters---and cowboys! (And lots of dogs and a cranky armadillo, too!) Welcome to Sweetheart Creek, the setting of my new small town series: The Cowboys of Sweetheart Creek, Texas.

Readers are saying, "This is a sweet romance with laughs, tears and a heart-warming story that will restore your faith in happily-ever-afters." ---Aurora.

What will you say about these cowboys? Books one and two are already available with three more coming very, very soon! Dive on in and enjoy a binge read that will lift your heart and leave you smiling.

Don't forget to enter my Writerspace contest this month for a signed copy of THE COWBOY'S SECRET WISH, and follow me on Goodreads for more great giveaways, sneak peeks, a list of the cowboy romances I'm currently reading and much more! And of course, you can find out more about me and my books at Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

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