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    Sheri Richey currently resides in Georgia, but originates from Illinois, with a few states in between. The joy of writing is that it can be done anywhere you are! Her passion is sheltering those that have no one else and her house is filled with animals that found her at their last moments. Senior and/or special needs dogs rule her household and her heart. (Please sign up at to support your favorite charity with your purchases.)

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January News

Melinda Curtis

To celebrate the release of new titles in two fun series -- The Kissing Test and Sunshine Valley -- Melinda Curtis is sending readers autographed postcards with art on one side. All you have to do to receive your postcards is complete the form here:

Terri Osburn

Mark your calendars now! Terri Osburn is releasing a brand new installment in her bestselling Anchor Island series. IN LOVE ON ANCHOR ISLAND hits shelves on February 11, 2020, but you can pre-order it right now. While you wait, catch up on the series that started it all. Four books, one island, and more laughs and sighs than you can count. Check them all out today.

Kat Martin

Happy New Year!! Hoping everyone will be whooping it up to celebrate the start of 2020. I'll be tipping back a few glasses of bubbly to ring in the new year!

My short story, OUTLAW GHOST, is available in the Kindle store on for $.99!!

Callie Sutton, new to Texas, had just moved into the Victorian home she had inherited from a distant aunt. It had been empty and in disrepair for thirty years. Ghostly sounds in the house on her first night made Callie extremely uneasy. She didn't believe in ghosts. The single red rose she found lying on top her kitchen table the next morning made her insides tightened. Her 911 call brought Sheriff Brendan Trask to her door. Would this strong incredibly handsome man be able to keep her safe?

OUTLAW GHOST is a ghost story about characters from one of my old books, NATCHEZ FLAME. The outlaw, Brendan Trask, and his lady, Priscilla Wills, appear in NATCHEZ FLAME, a tale set in Texas in 1846.

I hope you'll watch for OUTLAW GHOST!  And have a fabulous 2020!


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Laura Benedict

Yet another new decade is almost here---can you believe it? The twenty-teens were a big one for me: 6 novels and a couple of anthologies, plus a ton of short stories. Speaking of short stories...The holiday issue of Strand Magazine is out right now, and it includes my creepy new short story, Carnival (plus John Grisham and James Lee Burke, too).  When the carnival comes to town, watch out. You might be shocked to know what's lurking in your own woods! February sees the paperback publication of my 2019 suspense novel, THE STRANGER INSIDE  (Publishers Weekly calls it "Outstanding" and gave it a starred review!) If you've ever been worried about coming home to find your locks changed or a stranger in your house, this one's for you. Get cozy with any of my novels in these chilly winter months. Check them out here---and read excerpts too--or ask for them at your local library. Have a wonderful beginning to the New Year!

Debra Clopton

Bestselling Author Debra Clopton is excited that the 5th book in her Sunset Bay Series is available now! LONGING FOR YOU is an opposites attract story that will touch your heart.

Stuntman-heartthrob Tate Sinclair is every woman's dream guy, he's gorgeous, adventurous and successful as a movie stunt man and adventure seeker---he's also never noticed Gigi Mason. She's convinced herself that he's not her type anyway...but could he be?

Pre-order your copy today at Applebooks, Google, Amazon, Nook, or Kobo. See all the books at

Hope Moore

Author Hope Moore is excited to announce McCoy Billionaire Brothers, her new clean and wholesome Western Romance Series. Book 3, HER BILLIONAIRE COWBOY'S TROUBLE IN PARADISE, is available now!

Morgan needs a wife and Amber has a secret crush and owes him her life... but will she lose her heart in their "fake" marriage? Read Free on Kindle Unlimited.


A billionaire cowboy in need of a wife, a waitress in need of a miracle and the offer she can't refuse.


A billionaire in need of a temporary wife, a vineyard owner in need of an investor fast, a wedding proposal that could save them both, but can they survive the three-month timeline?

"...Beautiful romance with sassy and spicy characters that will have you enjoying each and every moment!" --- Amazon reader 

Buy Today or read for Free in Kindle Unlimited.

Cathryn Marr

Meet Terese Ramin and Dawn Johanson, the dynamic duo writing as Cathryn Marr, in Nashville, TN March 18-22 for Book Lovers Con---the ultimate reader experience! Join these authors and more than 150 fabulous romance writers for an unforgettable event. For registration details, visit

In the meantime, sign up for Cathryn Marr's newsletter to stay up to date on new events and latest news on their Brotherhood of Shadows series that debuted in 2019 with the release of SOUL KEEPER. In the coming months, the authors will share scenes from SOUL KEEPER and release news about the next books in the series, SOUL BOUND, SOUL THIEF, and another TBD title.

Looking for some new year book bargains? The Brannigan Sisters series by Terese Ramin will be available as a three-book box set titled BIRDS, BEES, BABIES and will be available for $2.99 through Valentine's Day.

Connect with Cathryn Marr on Facebook and Instagram and visit to read an excerpt from SOUL KEEPER, as well as learn more about the next books in the Brotherhood of Shadows series.

Elizabeth Lowell

Elizabeth Lowell is polishing up some of her most requested out of print titles for re-release in 2020. While she's working on her final updates, you can join her mailing list to make sure you're among the first to hear about these popular books. Just stop by her website to sign up. Happy reading in 2020!

Augustina Van Hoven

Happy New Year everyone!  I can't believe it's 2020.  This will be a busy year for me. In January I will release a box set of the first three books in the Love through Time series.  I have a several new books coming out this year starting with book four in my Love through Time series which will be released in late March. I will also be introducing a new paranormal series starting in May and book three in the New Frontier series is coming out in late July.

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.

Wishing everyone the best for the New Year.

Happy reading!

Mary Jo Putney

A Victorian Christmas Novella

The Beauty and The Beast: A haunted, hidden lord, a desperate young beauty, and a marriage of convenience between two people who yearn for more.

James Markland, Lord Falconer, knows that he is ugly, very ugly, and he lives a life of seclusion, wearing a heavily cowled mantle to conceal his face from the world. When he learns that a neighboring girl, the exquisite young Ariel Hawthorne, is about to be sold into marriage with a revolting lecher, he offers her the only protection he can: his name. Of course it will be a marriage in name only, because what woman could want him?

A talented artist, Ariel is cursed by her beauty and vulnerability.  Though she never sees her husband's face, she is drawn to his kindness and generosity, but he is determined to push her away.  Will he allow her to love him before it's too late?  Perhaps the magic of Christmas can bring them together...

This seasonal stand-alone Regency novella is also published in the author's Christmas Revels collection. and

Cari Lynn Webb

I'm recovering from too many Christmas cookies (is that really a thing?) and planning out my yearly goals and writing schedule (although I believe the trick will be sticking to that schedule when life interferes). I'm also finishing revisions on ROMANCING HER VALENTINE, a novella that will be part of the BE MY HEARTWARMING VALENTINE box set. Look for this box set of sweet contemporary romances set in Christmas Town to release in February in time for Valentine's Day. You can find out more about my sweet contemporary romance series, City by the Bay Stories, at my website and sign up for my newsletter. Welcome to the new year, everyone!

Christina Dodd

As I told my newsletter friends, my publisher wanted to change the title of my next thriller, set in Alaska, to something that clearly said Alaska and suspense. I put up a survey with five title finalists; 1,225 of you voted (and probably a few more by now.) Thank you for your input! Interestingly enough, the winner changed several times between four of the five excellent titles.

I suppose you're wondering which title the publisher picked...

Ahem. The publisher decided they want to stick with the original title, WRONG ALIBI.

It's fine. Really. WRONG ALIBI was my title, and it's a strong suspense title. But...

:head desk:

Join my mailing list for more surveys, book releases, and amusing glimpses of the writing life.

Read more about WRONG ALIBI here.

Your WRONG ALIBI questions answered here.

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock is celebrating that the first two books in her new Mesa Falls series for Harlequin Desire are both Harlequin Junkie recommended reads! THE REBEL and THE RIVAL are available now, and you can pre-order RULE BREAKER, the third book in the series, which releases in February. As a special surprise for readers, Joanne is revising and reissuing some of her most popular backlist titles. Look for RENEGADE, book one in her To the Rescue series featuring hot military heroes and sexy story lines. And, later this month, pick up the January 27th issue of Woman's World magazine for a special Mesa Falls short story from Joanne!

Valerie J. Clarizio

As you may already know, I will be at the 2020 Book Lovers Con in Nashville, Tennessee! Not only would I love to see you at this fun-filled experience, I'd absolutely love it if you'd join me, Nancy Naigle, Barbara Longley, Sandra Owens, and Danielle Norman for our lottery event. We plan to upgrade the kid's game, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, to an adult version called Pin Your Heart on a Hero! 

Join us for some laughs and swag as you pin your heart on a hero.  Did I mention that you could earn raffle tickets for the grand prize at the end?

I'm looking forward to seeing you at BLC20!

Julie Ann Walker

IN MOONLIGHT AND MEMORIES: A Trilogy won the Best Romance of the Year from Authors on the Air Global Radio Network!


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker comes an epic story about sacrifice, friendship, and the awe-inspiring power of love.

Anna J. Stewart

BE MY HEARTWARMING VALENTINE is up for pre-order now. On sale February 11th. Sign up for the Heartwarming Christmas Town newsletter and download the prequel Valentine sweet romance YOU BET YOUR VALENTINE for free!



Dani Pettrey

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers. A single clue. 

Grab Dani's bestselling romantic adventure novel, SUBMERGED, on ebook for just 1.99 at your favorite retailer.

Yancey, Alaska was a quiet town...until the truth of what was hidden in the depths off the coast began to appear.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a small town. She's returned to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash and is determined not to stay even an hour more than necessary. But then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can handle the deep-sea dives and helping the police recover evidence. He can even handle the fact that a murderer has settled in his town and doesn't appear to be moving on. But dealing with the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart, but she is not the same girl who left Yancey. He let her down, but he's not the same guy she left behind. Can they move beyond the hurts of their pasts and find a future together?

Sariah Wilson

I have a new book releasing on January 7, 2020 called JUST A BOYFRIEND.

Ian "Bash" Sebastian and Ember Carlson were high school sweethearts...until their single parents got married. With one thorny twist of fate, a secret young crush went from on fire to off-limits. What could a new stepbrother do but bail? Now, after almost four years, Bash has returned to Seattle, and he's back in Ember's orbit at End of the Line. EOL is the go-to college for second-chance scholarships. But what about love?

Sure, the old hurts are there. So is the attraction---and it's more magnetic than ever. Still, they're adults now, levelheaded and just fine with the friend thing. If only to make family dinners less awkward. But when they agree to start dating other people, moving on threatens to bring them closer together than ever.

Is it time to admit their past to their parents? Even trickier, their hope for the future? Because Ember and Bash deserve a love story of their own. With all their defenses down, can they make it a happy ever after?

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author, welcomes you to Salvation, North Carolina, where a man who's forgotten what tenderness means meets a woman with nothing to lose. DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, although not an official Chicago Stars book, continues the story of the Bonner family. After the discovery that her late husband embezzled five million dollars, Rachel Stone is an outcast---broke, unemployed, with a five-year-old son to raise. Fate and a dead car engine leave her at a shabby drive-in theater owned by Gabriel Bonner, the hostile black sheep of the town's most prominent family.

"...a love story you will never forget. Dream a Little Dream makes you believe in love again. Wonderful!" ---Rendezvous. If DREAM A LITTLE DREAM is new to you, order your copy today!

New by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, DANCE AWAY WITH ME is coming June 9! When life throws her one setback too many, midwife and young widow Tess Hartsong takes off for Runaway Mountain. In this small town high in the Tennessee mountains, she hopes to outrun her heartbreak and find the solace she needs to heal. Pre-order your copy today!

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Rebecca Zanetti

HERO'S HAVEN (Dark Protectors Book 11) by Rebecca Zanetti will be released on January 21!

He's her darkest fantasy. . .

After years of struggling, Haven Daly has finally accepted that she's nuttier than a fruitcake. Why else would she see visions of a beautiful but tormented male every night . . . and actually believe she can talk to him, even feel his touch? But thanks to those dream journeys, she can paint images nobody else on earth can duplicate. In each brush stroke, she captures the blatant masculinity and raw desire in his eyes that promise he's coming for her...and soon.

She's the light that keeps him going. . .

Quade Kayrs has already suffered a lifetime of pain and torture. Completely isolated, he kept his sanity thanks to one beautiful female, a vision with kind emerald eyes. In the end, her soft voice led him out of hell. Now, naked and alone, he's in a strange world that bears little resemblance to the one he left behind. All he knows is Haven. All he wants is Haven. His final mission? To protect her from the evil hunting them both---whether she likes it or not . . .

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