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  • Donnell Ann Bell

    Donnell Ann Bell is a two-time Golden Heart® finalist who previously worked for a weekly business newspaper and a parenting magazine before turning to fiction. Her debut novel THE PAST CAME HUNTING became an Amazon digital bestseller, reaching #6 on Amazon’s paid overall list. DEADLY RECALL, her second-single title, reached #1 as an e-book on Amazon’s paid overall list. Additionally, BETRAYED and BURIED AGENDAS have been Amazon e-book best sellers. Traditionally published with Bell Bridge...

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  • Merrillee Whren

    Award Winning Author of Inspirational Romance

    Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Unpublished Manuscript given by Romance Writers of America. She has also won the 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Love Inspired of 2006, the Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie Award for Excellence, and the 2016 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. Merrillee’s writing journey has had as many stops along the way as her life’s journey. She wrote her...

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  • Tracy Brogan

    Tracy Brogan, author of the bestselling Bell Harbor and Trillium Bay series, is a two-time recipient of the Amazon Publishing Diamond award for sales exceeding one million copies, a three-time finalist for the RWA RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction, and a three-time winner of the Booksellers Best award. Her books have earned spots on both the Amazon and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers list, as well as the Kindle Top 100. Translated into numerous languages, her books are...

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  • Lisa Wells

    Lisa Wells writes romantic comedy with enough steam to fog your eyeglasses, your brain, and sometimes your Kindle screen. On the other hands, her eighty-year-old mother-in-law has read Lisa’s steamiest book and lived to offer her commentary. Which went something like this: You used words I’ve never heard of… She lives in Missouri with her husband and slightly-chunky rescue dog. Lisa loves dark chocolate, red wine, and those rare mornings when her skinny jeans fit. Which isn’t often,...

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October News

Alexandra Sokoloff

30 FREE BOOKS! You can get my spooky, multiple award-nominated ghost story THE HARROWING in this Halloween giveaway promo, October 7-11. Just two or three clicks to add thirty books to your cart, or you can pick and choose.

STEALING HOLLYWOOD WORKSHOP in the Caribbean! Aren't you ready to finish that book and move to the next level of your career? Join me for this 7-day Eastern Caribbean writing cruise, November 3-10. Details here

OCTOBER CONTEST: win a $20 Amazon gift card! Enter here

Happy fall, everyone! - Alex

Ariella Moon

What better way to celebrate Halloween, Hallows, Samhain, and the Day of the Dead than with four magical, 99 cents each, kindle book sales?

In the Teen Wytche Saga, a spell book charged with aiding true love morphs into a new type of magic with each girl who possesses it. Ariella Moon will run week long Kindle Countdowns on her Teen Wytche Saga novels starting with SPELL CHECK on October 15. Then SPELL STRUCK, SPELL FIRE, and SPELL FOR SOPHIA will go on sale October 21. There has never been a better time to binge on magical Young Adult romances!

Laura Benedict

Boo! Did I scare you? Are you ready to get cozy with some good books as the days get shorter and the weather takes on a chill? October is The Spooky Season, and it's one of my favorites. You may already know my latest book is THE STRANGER INSIDE, a chilling tale about a woman who comes home from a trip to find that strange and dangerous man has moved into her house and even changed the locks. If that's not scary enough for you, check out my Bliss House novels---3 dark, gothic tales (we're talking ghosts!) set on an old Virginia estate. I love to keep everyone guessing about what's going on in the dark. Check out the books on my website to find a scary tale that's just right for you!

RaeAnne Thayne

I'm so thrilled at the release of my latest book in Haven Point. COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, the story of Luke and Elizabeth Hamilton, is on bookshelves now. This is a tender, emotional reunion story that brings together two characters who so deserve their hard-earned happy ending. I'll be signing copies of the book at Nora Roberts's Turn the Page bookstore in Boonsboro, MD on December 7, 2019. I would love to see you there! For more information, click here.

Rebecca Zanetti

Autumn has arrived, and with it, FALLEN!  Book 2 in the Deep Ops series is out and in the world, and the reviews have been fantastic.  Next up we have KNIGHT AWAKENING (Scorpius Syndrome 6) releasing late November (pre-order will be up early October) and then HERO'S HAVEN (Dark Protectors 12) releasing January 22nd.  Subscribe to my Bookbub feed for news on all of our upcoming sales!

Mary Jo Putney

Mary Jo Putney has been on a Baltic cruise!  Here's a picture of a church in St. Petersburg.  Plus, she's just had two books released!

ONCE A SPY (Rogues Redeemed #4)

Wearied by his years as a British intelligence officer, Simon Duval resigns his commission after Napoleon's abdication and returns to England, where he discovers his cousin's widow, Suzanne Duval.  Both believe they are beyond love and passion, but their friendship leads him to propose a marriage of companionship and Suzanne accepts. Warmth and caring begin to heal both their scars---and a powerful passion sparks between them. Then news from France threatens their newfound happiness . . .  -- Starred review in Bookpage.

"Drama, romance, danger -- it's all here for the taking. I cannot recommend this story highly enough. *****" -- Debra Fitch,


Three holiday novellas from Mary Jo Putney, Sabrina Jeffries, and Madeline Hunter!  Surprise snowstorms, the comfort of a blazing fire, the heat of a lover's kisses . . . And maybe a cat or two! -- Starred Review in Library Journal

"Putney's books are the literary equivalent of catnip to historical romance fans." -- Booklist and

Claire Marti

Early reviews for NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU are fabulous! Book 1 Pacific Vista Ranch series is available everywhere now! Read now because THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU, Amanda and Jake's story is coming late October 2019.

"Once again, opposites do attract, sparks really do fly, and fans of contemporary romance are in for a treat with the first book of a series based in Southern California"... "On a scale of 1-5, Nobody Else But You deserves a 6" -- Wild Women Authors Blog.

"Nobody Else But You is a charming enemies-to-lovers romance unlike anything I've read before. The characters leap off the page and by the time I finished reading, they became a part of me. The romance between Holt and Sam is slow-burning and trust me, the wait is worth it." Rating: 5 stars -- N.N. Lights Book Heaven

Click here to read the blurb now!

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

Robyn Carr

New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr is happy to announce the upcoming release of the fifth novel in her bestselling Sullivan's Crossing Series. THE COUNTRY GUESTHOUSE is coming on January 9. A summer rental and a new beginning awaits Hannah Russell as she heads to Sullivan's Crossing. Hannah suddenly becomes guardian to a five-year-old named Noah, and with no experience at motherhood, she's terrified she's not up to the challenge. The people of Sullivan's Crossing are as welcoming as ever offering up the help Hannah truly needs. THE COUNTRY GUESTHOUSE is an emotional and triumphant novel about the fierce power of a mother's love. Pre-order your copy today!

Robyn has three fabulous women's fiction novels released this year: THE HOUSE ON OLIVE STREET, available for the first time in trade paperback,  THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND, Robyn's new bestseller, and THE LIFE SHE WANTS, available for the first time in mass market paperback. Heartwarming stories about remarkable women and the real-life challenges they face.

Welcome to Virgin River, deep in California's redwood forests. Robyn Carr's VIRGIN RIVER is coming soon to Netflix! As soon as Netflix makes the release date official, it will be announce on Robyn's website, Facebook and Instagram.

Dani Pettrey

Join fans of Dani Pettrey in her new Facebook group, the Suspense Squad. This is where she will be sharing fun updates, new book details, and other special sneak peeks. In October Dani will be sharing the cover of THE CRUSHING DEPTHS, the second book in her Coastal Guardians Series. You do not want to miss it! Click here and request to join today!

Mary J. Williams

ALMOST EVERYTHING (Rock & Roll Forever Book Three)

Rock Star on the Run!

Morgan left everything behind. When his past finally catches up, he has nothing to lose. Except one last chance at love.

India broke his heart, but she had her reasons. Morgan can't forget, but can he forgive? Will they get their second chance at love?

ALMOST EVERYTHING is a standalone novel.

Grab this emotionally charged story today.

Claudia Shelton

Did you read SLATER'S REVENGE (Shades of Leverage Book 1)?

"Edge of your seat action and sexy romance in one fast paced package!" --Erika C., NetGalley

"Wow, this was an action packed romance with an old flame twist. The author does a great job of drawing you in to Mackie's love for the hardened Slater." -At a Glance Book Reviews

Former vice cop Mackenzie Baudin is at the top of criminal organization Coercion Ten's hit list. If they get hold of her, she'll be leveraged against her uncle, director of OPAQUE's special ops force. She's now saddled with agent-protector Josh Slater. He might be hotter than ever, but she'll never forgive him for walking out on her ten years ago.

No one else knows better than OPAQUE agent Josh Slater how to thwart Coercion Ten. After all these years, he's closing in on the crime boss who bought his father for a bank account, but that entails returning to his hometown to protect his boss's niece Macki. The only woman he ever loved, yet was forced to leave behind. Even now, he can never tell her why.

And the spacious penthouse they are now sharing, is way too small for the both of them...way too hot.

DANGEROUS LIES (Shades of Leverage Book 2) now available, also!

Each book in the Shades of Leverage series is STANDALONE:

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Heather Long

Everything changed when I crashed into a food truck...

QUEENMAKER, by Heather Long and Rebecca Royce, releases October 15th. Pre-order now on Kindle (FREE on KU!). First in the Heart of the Nebula trilogy.

Augustina Van Hoven

October is my favorite month.  I love the turning of the leaves, harvesting my garden and getting ready for Halloween. This month my Christmas novella, THE CHRISTMAS KISS, releases on October 22.

What if the love of your life lives in another time?

Book 2 in my futuristic romance series, THE SEEDS OF CHANGE, will release on November 26.  In anticipation of this, I am offering a short story in serial format in my monthly newsletter. PROPHESIES takes place before THE LAST CHRISTMAS ON EARTH, and THE SCATTERING OF SEEDS in the New Frontier series.  Sign up for my newsletter and don't miss an episode.

Pam Binder

In the world of fairies only the bold survive is the theme for GRACE LOGAN AND THE GOBLIN BONES. Fall is my favorite time of year and in celebration, I wrote a Halloween book. Because I love being busy during this time of year, I'll be attending two conferences: Moonlight and Magnolias in Atlanta, October 2-4, and Emerald City in Seattle, October 16-18.

GRACE LOGAN AND THE GOBLIN BONES was inspired by my love of Irish folktales. The Irish believed the year was divided into two parts, the lighter half in summer and the darker half in winter. Samhain, or Halloween, was the division between these halves. They also believed that the separation between our world and the world of fairies and monsters was thinnest during this time -- the perfect time to set my novel. Grace was a pirate on a quest to rescue her kidnapped father. Entering the world of fairies was an adventure for me as well as for my character. Along with Grace, I explored the rich mythology of Ireland with their Fairy Queens, headless horsemen, and bigger than life warriors. Please check out GRACE LOGAN AND THE GOBLIN BONES for an adventure into Grace's world.

Melinda Curtis

Melinda Curtis will be on the set of her TV film -- DANDELION WISHES -- on September 30 and October 1 starring Amber Marshall of the Heartland TV series.


Will Jackson was a control freak and a killjoy. He had been since they were kids. He'd made it his mission to come between Emma Willoughby and her best friend---his little sister---all their lives. But why? Until the day of the accident, Emma had always thought of herself as adventurous, not dangerous.... And then her friend had almost died.

She desperately needed to apologize, to try to explain, if she could. Will had managed to keep the two apart while Tracy was in the hospital, but now that she was home in Harmony Valley, the winemaker wannabe had to understand that getting past this was the only way they could heal. And yet even if Tracy was able to, Emma wasn't sure she could forgive herself. And Will had made it abundantly clear: he wouldn't sleep until he'd found retribution.

Corrina Lawson

Corrina Lawson is celebrating the release of STEALING LOVE, her first contemporary romance, her first collaboration, and her first shipboard novel. Warning: contains a nerdy hero who relies on tech, an artistic heroine who'd rather rely on people making mistakes, two conniving grandfathers who've made a bet on their grandchildren, and a subplot involving an late-in-life gay romance. Also, a cruise ship & beaches!

Corrina also journeyed to Orlando with her twins to experience the joys of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And, yes, she bought a wand. (Her house is Gryffindor, for anyone wondering. Her twins are Ravenclaw.)  Next Trip: New York Comic Con.

She also finished a proposal for her agent for a secret new project, a historical fantasy set in the 1920s. Here's hoping the agent likes it!

Jennifer Probst

SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS, a Stay novella will be available on November 19! I can't wait for you to meet Jonathan Lake who you may remember from THE START OF SOMETHING GOOD. Pre-order now!

New series alert!! LOVE ON BEACH AVENUE, a standalone contemporary romance in the Sunshine Sisters Series is coming April 7, 2020!

True love is in the details for the Jersey Shore's premier wedding planner is in this heart-swooning series about big dreams and happy endings. You can see the gorgeous cover and learn more here.

The 3rd book in Jennifer Probst's wildly popular Stay Series, ALL ROADS LEAD TO YOU, is available now! "The story is much more than romantic, involving issues of trust and compassion...The passion is hot between Harper and Aidan, so take note." ---Romance Junkies

Get your copy here.

Peggy Doviak

The second annual Oklahoma Book Festival was a great success with rain giving way to a beautiful day! So many awesome writers spoke and had book signings. I was honored to be included in the event. Panel questions gave me the opportunity to share how I entered finance when my mother was exploited by a stockbroker in the dot-com crash. I've spent every day since then helping people understand their money.

Learn more by entering my October Writerspace contest to win a free copy of my book!


Tess Thompson

JILTED: NICO AND SOPHIE  will be released on November 18!

Despite being young and romantically inexperienced, Sophie Woods is an old soul who believes in true love, working hard, and trusting her instincts. The moment she meets Nico, she knows without a doubt that he is her one-and-only. Twelve years her senior, the handsome architect is only sure of two things when it comes to Sophie: she's far too young for him, and he wants no part in upsetting her protective older brother.

Broke and broken, Nico Bentley moves to Cliffside Bay for a fresh start at work and play. But in a cruel twist of fate, it's the one woman he can't have whose captivating smile makes him forget all about his past. Yet when tragedy turns the vivacious Sophie into a shell of her former self, it will be Nico, and only Nico, who steps up to bring the joy back into her life. In the process, the depth of his feelings for her can no longer be ignored.

In this installment of USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson's beloved Cliffside Bay Series, return to the small town that warms your heart and take a trip to discover hope, healing, and the importance of happiness.

Sabrina Jeffries

Start Your Holiday Reading with a New Novella from Sabrina Jeffries!

Three reigning queens of Regency romance join forces in a delightful new anthology, SEDUCTION ON A SNOWY NIGHT. New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries, Madeline Hunter and Mary Jo Putney bring the holiday cheer with three novellas centered around the theme of kidnapping. These are not your typical Christmas tales!

In Sabrina's story, A PERFECT MATCH, whisked away from a wintry ball by the officer she knew only through letters, Cassandra Isles struggles with her feelings for the commanding Colonel Lord Heywood. For he, secretly a fortune-hunter, must marry for money to save his estate---and Cass, secretly an heiress, will accept nothing less than love . . .

"I always seem to enjoy a Sabrina Jeffries romance no matter the length!"---Goodreads review

Read an excerpt from A PERFECT MATCH and find bookseller links here!

Join Sabrina's Dames and Dukes Facebook group for fun giveaways and conversations with the author. For more about Sabrina and her bestselling books, visit

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