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  • Adele Royce

    Adele Royce (a pen name concocted from two middle names) has had quite a journey so far. She fell in love with advertising at an early age -- mostly from watching daytime reruns of Bewitched -- this when skipping class through some feigned ailment. And, although Adele prefers Darrin 2 to Darrin 1, she was interminably fixated on the hilarity of mixing witchcraft with the invention of advertising campaigns, and the drama surrounding it. Born in the heart of Los Angeles, Adele grew up not...

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  • Lori Joan Swick

    Lori Swick is an author of historical novels about women whose contributions to religion and culture have been grossly disregarded. She also writes nonfiction books about sacred arts. Her published works include the historical fiction novel, Comfort and Mirth (TCU Press, 2009), and the nonfiction book, Dreaming ~ The Sacred Art (SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2014). She is also an award winning essayist and poet. Lori earned her Ph.D. in Religion and Philosophy with a concentration in Women's...

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  • R.L. Merrill

    "With a strong plot, an expertly crafted cast of supporting characters, and deep empathy, Merrill's novel will keep readers hooked." ---Publishers Weekly review of Typhoon Toby. Whether she's writing contemporary romance featuring quirky and relatable characters or diving deep into the paranormal and supernatural to give readers a shiver, R.L. Merrill loves creating compelling stories that will stay with readers long after. Winner of the Kathryn Hayes "When Sparks Fly" Best Contemporary...

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September News

Deb Marlowe

It's here!  The third book in the Kier and Levett Mystery Series, MURDER ON THE MIRRORED LAKE, is out at last!  Have you been waiting to discover Niall Kier's secrets?

Follow along on social media and in my VIP Readers Group for fun release week games and prizes!

Miss Kara Levett has discovered a talent for unearthing secrets and truths, but she's vowed not to turn it on her friend---and more---Mr. Niall Kier.  His secrets are  his own, until he chooses to share them.

Unfortunately, someone else is not so patient.  Niall needs to find who is digging so furiously into his past---and why they are so eager to unleash the scandal that could follow. 

But when a woman is murdered at the lake that Kara has dedicated to her women's club, it is discovered that the victim was connected to a woman from Niall's past---and Kara dives into the enquires.  After all, she's made no promises in that direction. 

It soon becomes clear that the tangle of clues and conspiracies are related, and when their friend is abducted and held for the ransom that can prove Niall's past, they must work together---to save their friend, to protect Niall's secrets . . . and perhaps, even the nation.

Rebecca Zanetti

HOLIDAY REBEL is available now!

Secrets are Unwrapped during this Holiday Season

Rory Albertini has survived in a world of espionage and danger by being patient and outwaiting any enemy. So, when his fiancé and the only woman he's ever loved dumps him, he immediately creates an attack plan. He gives her time---with a deadline---to deal with the fact that he can't talk about his job but will give everything else in his life, including his heart, to her. Yet when danger comes for her, he might have to reveal the deadly skills he wants to hide and then possibly lose her forever.

Serenity McDerny is a stubborn Irishwoman who'd thought she had the ideal life with her hottie Italian fiancé in the best small town in the world. They even picked out rings, when she'd had no clue he wasn't actually with the forest service. The guy is some type of spy! He lied to her, way too easily, and she can't let that go. Now, like some arrogant James Bond, he's given her a deadline to figure things out and get back together with him? While she can handle Rory's stubbornness as well as the danger coming fast, not even Serenity can avoid the Albertini match-makers when they set their sights on her.

Roxanne Rustand


DEA Agent Zach Forrester's troubled sister refused all contact for years. Now she's at his door, frantically claiming she and her little girl witnessed a homicide. Begging him to keep her child safe, she shoves Katie into his arms and disappears. For good.

When her pursuers prove they'll stop at nothing to keep Katie from testifying, Zach takes her to a safe place far away...a tiny, isolated Colorado ranching town where far too many memories lay waiting...including the only woman who ever captured his heart. But safe places don't always stay that way for long...

DEADLY VENDETTA is the first title in Roxanne Rustand's four-book Christian romantic suspense series, the DEA Special Agents. Every title will be released this fall.

CLICK HERE to learn more and buy it at a bargain pre-order price before its release day!

Sheri Richey

CAT IN CONTROL, Book 3 in the Keslar Mansion Mystery series, is now available and CAT INCOGNITO, Book 2, is on sale to celebrate.  This is a great time to grab this 3-book series Spicetown spin-off!

With the sudden absence of her spa manager, Grace Keslar finds herself saddled with two businesses to run.  Heading off to tackle the health spa, Grace leaves Chauncey, her large gray crazy-whiskered cat, in control of the mansion's bed-and-breakfast.  Together, with only the evening hours to confer, Grace and Chauncey work to mend broken hearts, bring families back together, and catch a thief.

Cathryn Marr

Paranormal romance author Cathryn Marr teams up with a great group of authors for Love & Devotion: Hopelessly Devoted: An All-Romance Book Event, Friday, October 6--7 at the Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center in Ontario, CA. Check out the event on Facebook to see the list of authors and fun activities.

Coastal Magic in Daytona Beach, FL is coming up February 22-25, 2024, and they've already started the fun with online events and contests happening monthly here!   Even if you can't attend the event to meet Cathryn Marr and other authors in person, you can still reap some of the benefits. Right now, grab some FREE books via BookFunnel that are available for a limited time from Coastal Magic authors!  Maybe you'll find a new author or genre to try, so be sure to check them out here. The Florida beach is calling...

Sign up for Cathryn Marr's monthly newsletter to be the first to receive details about reader events, new releases, and exclusive giveaways! And follow them on Facebook and Instagram for even more bookish entertainment from this exciting paranormal romance author.

Denise Devine

Denise Devine is a USA Today bestselling author who has had a passion for books since the second grade when she discovered Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She wrote her first book, a mystery, at age thirteen and has been writing ever since. She loves all animals, especially dogs, cats, and horses, and they often find their way into her books.

She has written twenty books, including books in the Beach Brides series, Moonshine Madness series, and West Loon Bay series. Her books have hit the Top 100 Bestseller list on Amazon and she has been listed on Amazon's Top 100 Authors.

Sabrina Jeffries

Regency Romance Cover Love!

Whether reading in digital, print, or audiobook formats, everyone can appreciate a gorgeous historical romance book cover. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries has a treat for readers---new cover art to show off three different book beauties!

  • For the first book, Virginia Waverly is gorgeous in green in this recently-released, repackaged edition of TO WED A WILD LORD. Read more about this bestselling story in which the hero is loosely based on the author's brother! (Sign up for Sabrina's newsletter to learn more about that backstory!)
  • Next up, a holiday classic gets a stunning new cover in 'TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS. Subterfuge starts a yuletide romance in this spirited tale. Read more here and grab this new edition when it arrives on bookstore shelves November 7.
  • Finally, for a glimpse at Verity's book cover, third in the Designing Debutantes series that comes out in January 2024, visit the ACCIDENTALLY HIS book page on Sabrina's website!

Never miss a new release or book sale! Follow Sabrina Jeffries on BookBub, Amazon, and Goodreads for all the bookish news.

Lyn Cote


Lyn Cote's final FREE e-book in 2023, BITTER AUTUMN, A Christian Romantic Suspense, will be available September 3 through September 7 on Amazon only.

What Readers Say:

"Was on the edge of my seat through the whole book, couldn't read it fast enough."

"I could not put this book down. There are a lot of twists and turns in the investigation..."

"Lyn Cote's BITTER AUTUMN is an edge of your seat, do not expect to put it down adventure. I am always emotionally spent when I finish her books! BITTER AUTUMN should serve as a wake up call for anyone who thinks they have a right to dish out vengeance or those who refuse to forgive. The book is not preachy but reminds us that vengeance belongs to the Lord. This story is full of bitter, twisted people who are not doing well emotionally or physically. Yet it is not a depressing book. The characters are well portrayed and the plot is fascinating. You do not want to miss this book!"

Click here to purchase or for more info.

Laura M. Baird

JAZZED UP is available as a single release.

Now that the ROCK MY WORLD anthology has concluded it's run, my participating story, JAZZED UP is available as a single release. Working with other authors and creatives is always an incredible experience, and the team from The New Romance Cafe was no exception. I'll be working with them again in the near future.

JAZZED UP features Jaz Reynolds and Cheryl Mathers, navigating their musical careers, explosive chemistry, and a revelation that threatens their budding romance.

Cheryl was first introduced in my debut romance, KEYED UP as a lounge singer who eluded to heartache. The journey to her HFN is filled with angst and emotion, yet the reward makes it all worthwhile.

Enjoy the ride in this steamy, rock and roll romance.

Christina Dodd

We have a cover!

It's been months of back and forth with the creative souls in the Canary Street Press art department, but at last we have a cover for my next suspense, EVERY SINGLE SECRET.... annnd...I don't love it. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but it's giving me Texas-sky-when-a-tornado-is-forming vibes. This cover makes me jumpy, uncomfortable, suspense. Wait...maybe that's good?

Can't wait for release day? Want to know why there's a lighthouse? CLICK to read the excerpt of EVERY SINGLE SECRET.

#1. What do you think about the cover? Give me your opinion!

#2. Add EVERY SINGLE SECRET to your Goodreads TBR!

#3. Join my newsletter friends for up-to-the-moment updates!

#4 Enjoy the beverage of your choice knowing you did your part for the good of humanity today (Okay, a little dramatic, but you earned that beverage!) EVERY SINGLE SECRET is out March 5, 2024. Pre-order now!

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock has two releases to share this month! Don't miss DATE WITH A DIVA, the fifth book in her ultra-sexy Single in South Beach series now in Kindle Unlimited. AND be on the lookout for ALASKAN BLACKOUT, the third book in her Kingsland Ranch series for Harlequin Desire. To celebrate the double releases, Joanne has two special giveaways on her author Facebook page today. Plus, sign up for her newsletter to be eligible for another big giveaway available to her mailing list only! The list is a great way to find out all of the free books and discounts so you never miss a deal.

R.L. Merrill

On September 1, I'll have short stories in two brand-new charity anthologies! First up, MIDNIGHT IN THE RENAISSANCE ELEVATOR, which was inspired by one cranky, probably haunted elevator at last year's Gay Romance Lit Retreat in Virginia. We all got together and wrote steamy, spooky, and super fun tales and all proceeds will go to The Trevor Project. My story, "You're Not There" was inspired by a sailor who was hanging out in the bar with us. He was there for a retirement ceremony, which happened to take place outside of our hotel and I watched it from my top-floor room. I was also listening to the 80s band Dead or Alive at the time, hence the song lyric from their tune "Something in My House" as the title. Hope you'll check it out!

Next up is the latest anthology from the Bay Area Queer Writer's Association called QUEER CHEER! My story is a reprint and it's a friends-to-lovers swoonfest called "Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire." All proceeds will go to the Lavendar Reading Room.

Alexa Aston

My last Sugar Springs small-town romance, RECIPE FOR LOVE, comes out September 19 & is on pre-order now.

A chef digging her way out of debt. A doctor making a huge career move. Two dedicated professionals who think they are too busy for love . . . .

Will Vivi be able to risk her heart and find a future with Ford---or will the demons of her past doom their relationship from the start?

Enter my giveaway & win a Kindle + 20 contemporary steamy romances, including SHADOWS OF THE PAST, Book 1 in my Sugar Springs romance series.

Jessica R. Patch

On a remote Outer Banks island, a serial killer collects his prized specimens. And to stop him, an FBI agent must confront his own twisted past.

THE GARDEN GIRLS is now available for preorder from your favorite retailer!  

THE GARDEN GIRLS by Jessica R. Patch is a hold-your-breath-and-pray novel full of suspense and unexpected twists. This gritty and compelling story is outstanding in every way and the characters aren't easily forgotten. Highly recommended!---Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author and author of the Annie Pederson Series and the Pelican Harbor Series

Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz brings one of her classics to eBook with THE GOLDEN CHANCE. Philadelphia's best friend has died and left her shares in a closely held family company---but Philadelphia isn't family. After several failed attempts to purchase the shares back from Phila, the family has moved on to plan B, send Nick to charm the shares away from her. Phila wasn't born yesterday and she knows what Nick is up to, but there's no harm in playing along, right? Read THE GOLDEN CHANCE in eBook.

Mike Krentz

Breaking news!

HER SHOW OF FORCE, the first book in my Mahoney & Squire military women's adventure series is finally on the catapult ready to fly. Look for SCARLETT to launch in October.

She can stand her ground with the best of them. But she'll need all her strength to keep her family and her sailors afloat...

2012. Navy Captain Kate "Scarlett" Mahoney never backs down from a challenge. Determined to prove her mettle as the new Director of Operations for the US Seventh Fleet, the single mom entrusts her sister to care for her fourteen-year-old son. After embarking in the Japan-based flagship, her strategic expertise proves vital when two rival Korean warships attack each other and fuel a looming international crisis.

Devising a bold plan to de-escalate the conflict, Kate braves ruthless sexism from male colleagues just as news arrives from the US---her rebellious teenager has been arrested. Caught between personal and global emergencies, the selfless leader struggles to protect both her child and her country from danger.

Can this courageous woman claim victory on opposite sides of the Pacific?

Look for cover reveal and pre-order links soon.

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston, who writes mostly mysteries and romantic suspense, is going to be focusing on mysteries at the beginning of this month. Or, rather, Lark O. Jensen is. That's Linda's first pseudonym, and she uses it for her Alaska Untamed mysteries for Crooked Lane Books. Linda will be at the mystery conference Bouchercon at the end of August and beginning of September, on a panel called Mysterious Animals: Wild Creatures and Pets. The Alaska Untamed Mysteries include both. BEAR WITNESS has already been published, and CRY WOLF will be out later this year.

And yes, Linda enjoyed the Romance Writers of America conference last month.

Claire Marti

Thrilled to share that my new novella, TRUE STARS COLLIDE, featuring popular secondary character Liam from PALM SPRINGS KING arrives September 14th and is available for pre-order now!

Pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Google, and Kobo.

A bad boy lead guitarist. A former pop princess. A fake marriage to relaunch the band?

Zoe will do anything to shed her pop princess image and prove she's really a rockstar. Only problem: to become the lead singer of Black Velvet Machine, the PR team insists she commit to a temporary fake marriage to "Love 'em and Leave 'em Liam," bad boy lead guitarist.

Liam doesn't want to play games, but he's desperate to stage a comeback, so it's off to the Vegas wedding chapel. Liam and Zoe can't deny their scorching chemistry on-stage and off. Will these two opposites be able to resist their very real connection?

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Amelia Grey

Amelia Grey
Available now!
1ST Book in the Say I Do series

Fredericka Hale needs a husband. She's been caring for her deceased sister's young children, and now a childless cousin wants custody. Fredericka is powerless to stop her, but having a husband might help. The last thing Fredericka wants is marriage to a man she doesn't know---or love, but she'll do it for the children. So when the handsome Duke of Wyatthaven shows up with a proposal, she accepts. He'll help her, and in return, they'll lead separate lives. But distance cannot stop their powerful attraction.

At the top of his game in London, the Duke of Wyatthaven has no interest in marriage. However, if Wyatt doesn't marry by week's end, he'll lose a sizable inheritance. When Wyatt's solicitor finds Miss Hale, Wyatt considers this little hiccup solved. She's lovely, and intelligent. Most importantly, she prefers country life, so he's free to continue his life as usual. But when circumstances force Fredericka and the children the duke's door, Wyatt can't deny he's always been under her spell. Will the duke give up his bachelor lifestyle and give into the fiery passion growing between them?

Kate White

BETWEEN TWO STRANGERS is a Goodreads Summer's Biggest Books Selection and an Apple Best Book of the Month Selection!

It's a pulse pounding psychological thriller in which an out-of-nowhere inheritance sends a woman on a harrowing search for the truth about her benefactor and the unfinished business left behind.

Order Today at Amazon, HarperCollins, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and other retailers.

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