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  • Melinda Curtis

    Prior to writing romance, award-winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat—otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer. Between writing sweet romance for Harlequin and indie-pubbed sweet romantic comedy, Melinda finds time to relax with her husband over home remodeling projects. She recently came to...

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  • Mel Curtis

    Although Melinda has lived in Georgia and Texas, she’s a California girl at heart. Her earliest memories are of life on an isolated 50-acre sheep ranch in rural Sonoma County, California. Picture rolling hills covered in brown grass, a eucalyptus forest, a long gravel driveway lined with plump sheep and no sidewalks. It was a big deal to drive into town on a one-lane road in a ramshackle, bubble-fendered pickup for an ice cream.

    Flash forward to this century. Melinda lives...

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  • Dani Pettrey

    Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than 400,000 copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance. Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling...

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  • J. S. Scott

    J.S. “Jan” Scott is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature, but romance has always been her genre of choice. Writing what she loves to read, Jan pens both contemporary and paranormal romances. They are almost always steamy, generally feature an alpha male, and include a happily ever after—she just can’t seem to write them any other way! Jan lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her...

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July News

Janna MacGregor

Janna MacGregor's Cavensham Heiresses series returns November 27 with a sparkling new Regency romance---THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE DUKE. Pre-order this unforgettable tale about a lady with a noble mission, a duke looking for redemption, and a forbidden love that cannot be denied.

Meet the Author!

On Saturday, July 21, Janna and many other wonderful authors will meet in Denver, CO for The Romance Writers of America "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing event at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Plaza Ballroom. Proceeds from book sales will help fund local literacy organizations.

Looking for an intimate gathering of authors and readers to attend? Consider joining Janna and more than 30 other romance authors for the Buns & Roses Romance Tea for literacy at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas on October 21 from 2:00 -- 5:00 p.m. Tickets are selling out fast, so reserve your spot today!

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Chat with this fabulous author on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and read excerpts from all of her books at While you're there, sign up to receive Janna's monthly newsletter to be the first to learn about new releases and book bargains.

Sabrina Jeffries

New Sinful Suitors Novella Now Available!

Bid farewell to Sabrina Jeffries' bestselling Sinful Suitors series with one final happily ever after story. This Tuesday, confirmed bachelor Captain Lord Hartley Corry and the eccentric Lady Anne get a second chance at love in THE RISK OF ROGUES. Here's what others are saying about this captivating novella.

"From humorous remarks and responses to moments where hearts are on the line, THE RISK OF ROGUES kept me entertained and emotionally involved."

". . . this story has her trademark plot all over it. Sexy guy, strong woman, and a whole lotta fun."---Chris C., Goodreads reviewer

Meet the Author

The Romance Writers of America Conference
Denver, CO
July 18-21.
*Don't miss the Readers for Life Literacy Autographing event at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Plaza Ballroom on Saturday, July 21!

The Historical Romance Retreat
Riverside, CA
September 11-16
*Join Sabrina for historical foods, costumes, games, and more!

Hang out with Sabrina on her social networks--Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest---and follow her on Goodreads, BookBub, and Amazon for updates about new releases and books on sale. Visit to sign up for her monthly newsletter.

Terri Osburn

Start a Series!

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Terri Osburn has several fabulous series readers can dive into this summer. Check out her website for a complete list of her addictive books.

Can't make it to the beach this summer? Let Terri take you to a small, beachside town within the pages of her Anchor Island series books including MEANT TO BE, UP TO THE CHALLENGE, HOME TO STAY, and MORE TO GIVE. Learn more about these romantic stories here.

Author Meet and Greet

Meet Terri and contribute to a good cause this summer by joining her at the Romance Writers of America "Readers for Life" literacy autographing at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel on Saturday, July 21, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. MT. Terri and hundreds of today's most popular romance writers will gather to sign books and meet with readers, and, best of all, proceeds from book sales will benefit local literacy organizations.

If you can't make it to Denver this month, you can still connect with Terri on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads, where she loves to chat with readers. For the most up-to-date news, sign up to receive her monthly newsletter at

Rebecca Barrett

Trouble is at it again...

Summer is here and that means vacation, family fun, and taking it easy. What better way to relax than with a good mystery featuring none other than that sleek, sophisticated, sleuthing black cat, Trouble. The Mad Catters are excited to offer A BOX FULL OF TROUBLE. This five book collection of the Familiar Legacy Mystery Series are romantic suspense with a touch of cozy.

These stories of Trouble's adventures in crime solving are written by a collection of authors. As the author of TROUBLE IN DIXIE and TROUBLE IN PARADISE, I can tell you these books are funny, southern, and great mysteries.

Trouble, with his British accent, Sherlockian abilities, finds himself just where he's needed when there is foul play. So, join the fun and grab this bargain for only $9.99 for the box set. With the release of TROUBLE IN PARADISE just out in May, and a new addition to the series, TURNING FOR TROUBLE, due July 9th, you'll be up on Trouble's adventures just in time.

Debra Clopton

VANCE, Debra Clopton's new Cowboys Of Ransom Creek book released June 26!

Professional bronc rider Vance Presley is at the top of his profession when he comes home for his brother's wedding and sees the new waitress at the café again. She's cute and nervous when he's around, dropping things and freezing up and totally adorable. Funny thing is every time she looks at him with those big blue eyes of hers he can hardly think straight himself.

Order VANCE, book 5 in the Cowboys of Ransom Creek series by bestselling author Debra Clopton today!
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Lyn Cote

Do you try to stay in fashion? Well, sometimes I do, but did you know book cover designs go in and out of fashion too--just like jeans (to rip or not to rip? '-)  I decided one of my series was looking "dated." So I recently had my cover artist redesign the covers for my Journey series. These three historicals are dear to my heart because the first two were the first two books I ever wrote. My first babies.  Here's a bit about them.

JOURNEY TO VICTORY--A young beauty flees the royal court to the American wilderness.

JOURNEY TO HONOR--Two outcasts forsake the thirteen United States for French New Orleans to begin afresh.

JOURNEY TO RESPECT--Some call him half-breed and all call her a lady. Few in 1825 would judge them equals.

JOURNEY TO RESPECT is on sale for 99 cents in July. Here's the link to purchase.

Ana Brazil


Enter Ana's July contest to win a 1 Liter bottle of Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Mix AND a kindle copy of FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER. Now that's New Orleans' summer reading!

Gilded Age New Orleans is overrun with prostitutes, pornographers, and a malicious Jack the Ripper copycat. Can ambitious typewriting teacher Fanny Newcomb outwit the corrupt police to identify the fearful menace known as the Irish Channel Ripper?

2018 Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin GOLD for Historical Fiction!
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Dani Pettrey

Already getting rave reviews from advanced readers, Dani is thrilled to announce the release of her ninth novel, DEAD DRIFT, on July 3rd. DEAD DRIFT is the final installment in her Chesapeake Valor series and you don't want to miss this stunning conclusion.

The Final Countdown to Stop an Imminent Attack Has Begun.

Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target's latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core.

Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he's back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.

Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist's next mark?

Praise for the Chesapeake Valor series

"With non-stop action, Pettrey's entertaining novel sweeps the reader into a high-stakes plot that endangers the country as well as recurring series characters."--Publishers Weekly on Blind Spot

"Pettrey's readers know they can count on a thrilling plot with a solid side of romance, and Still Life is no exception."--Booklist

Rebecca Brooks

ABOVE ALL is re-releasing July 20!

"Superbly written...this book is bound to make you cross and re-cross your legs as you read."
-- Grab the Lapels

Reeling from a sudden breakup, Casey Webb leaves Brooklyn, drives north, and settles in a sleepy mountain town in upstate New York. She's convinced she's happy being alone---until a hot, younger chef comes to town...

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With sizzling outdoor sex, delicious homemade croissants, and gorgeous mountain views, this older heroine/younger hero romance is a standalone that's perfect for summer!

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Cheyenne McCray


I loved writing the Dark Sorcery series! Every venture into the world of witches, warriors, warlocks and Fae was fun and exciting. I hope you enjoy the first three novels in the Dark Sorcery series in this boxed set.

Happy Summer!


Linda Hope Lee

Here is the cover for the first in my new cozy romantic mystery series. Pub date TBA.


When librarian Nina Foster's friend Wildeen Bergman is murdered and another pal, Zelma Duke, becomes the prime suspect, Nina vows to uncover the truth. She knows Wildeen had something on Zelma, but was the secret enough to warrant murder? Handsome newspaper owner Stephen Kraslow offers his investigative skills to help Nina. As they seek answers, the attraction between them grows. However, a dangerous killer still lurks, ready to strike again.

Allison Brennan

Tick tock! Six more weeks until the next Maxine Revere thriller ABANDONED is out in stores. Max sets out to solve the one mystery she thought impossible: What happened to her mother sixteen years ago? Publishers Weekly praised ABANDONED: "Boldly drawn, psychologically complex characters and a multifaceted plot distinguish this entry, which thoughtfully explores the different forms that family can take." And if you're not caught up, that's okay! Reviewers have said that ABANDONED can stand alone and is the perfect place to start Max's story.

And if you're waiting for a deal ... the POISONOUS ebook will be discounted to $2.99 for the month of July.

Happy Reading!

Ariella Moon

Ariella Moon's first ever $.99 book sale!

Do you love soul mates, time travel, sweet paranormal romances, and magic? SPELL FOR SOPHIA, Book 4, The Teen Wytche Saga is available for free on Kindle Unlimited. Not enrolled in KU? Great news! Ariella is celebrating July's Friday the 13th with a Kindle Countdown.

For 48 hours, starting July 13, 2018 at 8 AM (PDT), you can purchase SPELL FOR SOPHIA for $.99. On July 15, the price rises to $1.99 for 48 hours, starting at 8 AM (PDT). On July 17, SPELL FOR SOPHIA returns to its original price, $2.99.

"Edge of your seat? Check. Magic around every corner? Check. Teen angst? Check. Unputdownable? Definitely." ---Carra at Making it Happen blog

Pam Binder

This last June has been a whirlwind of travel. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary by traveling on a river cruise along the Danube. But of course whenever I travel I can't stop thinking about my books. My series, the Matchmaker Café, involves a door that transports my characters back in time. Book one and two take place in Scotland and the third in Paris during the French Revolution. On our trip in June, my hubby took a picture of me in front of a door on a horse farm that dates back to 1642. The beautiful red double doors lead to beer cellars that protected art during World War II, and was featured in the movie, The Monuments Men. As always when I travel, I'm inspired. My next book in the Matchmaker Caf&eacut; series, THIEF OF HEARTS, is scheduled for this fall and takes place in Italy. I'm also excited about the publication of my first Young Adult Fantasy, GRACE O'MALLEY AND THE GOBLIN BONES which also will be released this fall.

Please follow me on Facebook or Twitter and share your travel experiences. Twitter: PamBinder183, or Facebook: Pam.Binder.5. My website is

Corrina Lawson

Corrina would like to announce that she'll be part of a panel titled "Kick Butt Women," at the ConnectiCon Convention in Hartford, Connecticut on July 14. We're going to discuss the progress (and sometimes lack of) for female characters in science fiction shows and movies. Information about the convention can be found here.

The following week, Corrina will be attending the national conference of the Romance Writers of America in Denver. She's hoping to meet up with her favorite writers from the Science Fiction Romance Brigade and the Head Bitch in Charge group.

In writing news, she wanted to give Writerspace readers a look at the cover for DARK INFERNO, the second of the books in the Phoenix Institute superhero romance series. Our Wolverine-like hero has some serious work to do to win over his heroine.

The first book in the series, RISE OF THE FIRESTARTER, is now available at all ebook outlets!

Have a great summer, everyone!

Meg Tilly

I love to meet readers and share our mutual passion for books---especially romance novels! Which means I'll be one happy author April 26-28 next year when I keynote Barbara Vey's Reader Appreciation Weekend in Milwaukee. Most of Barbara's fabulous weekend events sell out overnight---that's how enthusiastic readers are about this annual gathering. (Think 50+ authors, unbelievable door prizes, to-die-for table decorations and fun, fun, fun!) I'll let you know as soon as Barbara selects the on-sale date for the tickets.

And talking about on-sale, the expanded, new and improved version of my very first romance novel, SOLACE ISLAND, will be released by Berkley on November 6, 2018, but you can pre-order it now! Book Two in the series, CLIFF'S EDGE, will be a May 2019 release, and I'm happily pounding away on Book Three now.  To keep up with all the fun stuff in the works, join my reader list on my website!


Rayna Vause

Rayna Vause is excited to announce the release of her latest paranormal romance. TWICE BITTEN releases July 17th.

With a new species of vampire stalking the streets, the stakes are high. But that's not the only reason hearts are on the line.

Danny Reynolds thought Kieran McCade was the one---true love and hot lust forever---until Danny found out Kier's bloody secret and ran away screaming. Months later, Danny is facing his own paranormal crisis, and he needs Kieran's help, but are there enough ways to apologize for breaking a vampire's heart?
Nothing about Danny's transformation is normal---not the attack that led to it, and not the symptoms Danny's plagued with---but being in close proximity to Kieran is even worse than becoming a thing that goes bump in the night. Danny and Kieran aren't the only things threatening to bump each other off, though. Secret organizations and clashing vigilante agendas want to get their hands on Danny. His only hope is to find a fix for his problem before he's either captured or his abnormal transition starves him to death.

Danny and Kieran might have a real chance to repair their broken romance... but only if they keep Danny alive!

For more information you can visit her website at

She'll also thrilled to share that she will be attending the Romance Writers of America annual conference July 18-21st where she will be present a workshop entitled Strong Medicine: A Dose of Reality for What Ails Your Medical Fiction. She will also be participating in the Readers for Life Literacy Autographing Event. This event take place on Saturday, July 21st 3:00 - 5:00 PM at the Denver Sheraton Downtown in the Plaza Ballroom.

Hope to see you there!

Mariah Stewart

Mariah Stewart's DUNE DRIVE on sale July 31

New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart returns to her beloved Chesapeake Diaries series with a charming beachside romance that "will have you packing your bags for St. Dennis" ---#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr

Always believing she was an ugly duckling, Chrissy Jenkins thought she had finally turned into a swan when her real-life Prince Charming swept her off her feet. But as his true character emerged, Chrissy realized that if she were to escape the abuse, she would have to take matters into her own hands: she was the only one who had the power to transform her life.

Returning to her roots on Cannonball Island for a family wedding reintroduces Chrissy to a legacy she'd all but forgotten. In choosing to stay on the island, she reboots her life, successfully reinventing herself as a chef at Blossoms, the up and coming place to dine in St. Dennis. But despite her newfound and hard-won self-confidence, she still doesn't trust her taste in men. Even when she meets Jared Chandler, a handsome ship salvager staying in St. Dennis while he conducts a nearby recovery operation, Chrissy's determined keep him as a friend---even though he's everything any woman could want in a man. As fellow newcomers, together they discover the charm of the historic bayside town and explore the idyllic island.

But when Chrissy agrees to be Jared's date for his father's wedding, they embark on a weekend that will find them each seeing the other in a completely different light, one that will change their lives forever.

Julie Johnstone

If you're looking for more sexy highlanders in your life USA Today bestselling author Julie Johnstone has you covered with the release of her seventh book in her Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series, WHEN A SCOT GIVES HIS HEART.


I'd love to meet you!

July 18 -- July 24 I will be in Denver at the Romance Writers of America Conference.

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1500 Court Place
Denver, Colorado 80202
Literacy Book Signing -- Saturday, July 21, 3:00 -- 5:00 p.m. MT

September 26 -- September 30 I will be attending the NINC Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida

Tradewinds Island Resort
5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

Connect with Julie on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, BookBub, and Amazon. For the most up-to-date news, visit, and sign up to receive her newsletter.

Leanne Banks

Leanne Banks is excited to share her participation in two fabulous 99 cent Kindle bundles!  Need some feel-good reads?  Look here!  UNFORGETTABLE WEDDINGS and SWEET AND SASSY WEDDINGS.

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