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  • D.D. Lorenzo

    D.D. Lorenzo has sensed the emotional connections between family and friends since childhood. Writing her first book when she was six years old, her gift for storytelling continued into adulthood. With the encouragement of a few friends, she took a leap of faith and published. Her personal taste in reading is varied and eclectic, inviting you to discuss almost any topic. There are only two things she adamantly opposes; judgmental people and okra.

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  • Samantha A. Cole

    USA Today Bestselling Author, Amazon Bestselling Author, and Award-Winning Author Samantha A. Cole is a retired police officer and paramedic. She’s lived her entire life in the suburbs of New York City and is looking forward to becoming a snow-bird between New York and Florida someday. Her two fur-babies, Jinx and Bella, keep her company and remind their mom to take a break from writing every once in a while to go for a walk, which is the best way to deal with a stubborn case of writer’s...

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  • Nina Crespo

    Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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  • Raz Steel

    Raz Steel was born in a chalet in Frisco, Colorado. His alter-ego was born farther east—or farther west if you go the long way. A storyteller his entire life, Raz finally decided to put stories to paper. He’s a pilot, a teacher, a recycler, and a dad. He holds a degree in Philosophy from Lafayette College and currently resides in Pennsylvania.

    Raz’s writing career began after he became a pilot. Being terrified of heights (anything over the third rung of a ladder) the choice didn’t seem...

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  • Loulou Harrington

    Writer, traveler, and nature enthusiast Loulou Harrington is the author of the Myrtle Grove Garden Club Mystery series. Originally a native of northwest Arkansas, Loulou now resides in the Tulsa area and spends frequent weekends wandering among the lakes and foothills of northeastern Oklahoma, the setting of her cozy series and an area she hopes her readers will enjoy as much as she does. Beginning her career as a romance novelist, she published nine contemporary romances with Harlequin,...

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June News

Christina Dodd

Limited Time Book SaleS!

DEAD GIRL RUNNING, the first of the acclaimed Cape Charade suspense series, is $1.99 for Kindle and Nook, and for $3.99 for Kobo, Apple Books, and GooglePlay. Details here. As a bonus, DEAD GIRL RUNNING includes the introductory short story, HARD TO KILL. Yes, in pocket paperback, too!

The audiobook of STRANGERS SHE KNOWS, Cape Charade #3, is $4.99, regularly $26.99, on select sites. That's a savings of...let me see...divide by, um, the weight of the cat, subtract an alien spaceship, add some artificial sweetener... Anyway, it's a great savings! Details here. Want to listen before you buy? Listen free to Chapter One of STRANGERS SHE KNOWS.

Did you vote on the cover for my upcoming thriller, WRONG ALIBI? Here are the poll results. The survey is still up; go head, express your opinion. I've had a grand time reading the comments!

There have been a lot of great pandemic memes. My current favorite: In March, if I had known it would be the last time I'd eat in a restaurant...I would have had dessert. Take care, and remember---eat dessert!

Christina Dodd
New York Times bestselling author of
A lot of books

Jayne Ann Krentz

Amanda Quick revisits Burning Cove, California in her latest historical romance thriller, CLOSE UP. The book was an Amazon best of May selection and a top selling new release. Aspiring art photographer Vivian makes ends meet by shooting grisly crime scenes at night. As she notices similarities between crimes, she finds herself next on the killer's hit list. Get CLOSE UP and start reading today.

Cathryn Marr

Need an escape into a romantic paranormal fantasy world? Here's what to expect in Cathryn Marr's SOUL KEEPER (Now available!).

  • A gritty romance with a sexy, fallen angel hero
  • A mortal heroine with unearthly gifts
  • An immersive world rich with vivid details
  • A fascinating cast of creatures and characters
  • The first book in a new series

Ready to find out why heaven doesn't want these angelic outcasts and hell can't even begin to hold them? Download SOUL KEEPER for only $2.99, and start reading today!

Want to learn more? Here's the scoop about the book and forthcoming series.

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Augustina Van Hoven

It's finally June and getting warmer in my neck of the woods.  I've been hard at work on book 2 of the Tovenaar Series, THE CURSE. It will release on July 28.

Juliet Cooper never thought that inheriting a piece of forest land from her great uncle could cost her life.  There's something located on her property that members of the hidden community would kill for.  Can she trust the handsome stranger she met on her land and can he protect her from what is coming?

Prince Laren is still suffering under a curse, in daylight he's a man but at night he's transformed into a cat. The battle lines are being drawn in the hidden community and threaten to engulf the world of humans as well. Can he get the curse removed and reacquire his powers in time to save the beautiful woman with the violet eyes?

I'm offering an exclusive short story, told in serial format, available only in my newsletter.  This short story is titled THE SECRET.  This story is set in the Tovenaar Series world and takes place before THE HIDDEN. Sign up for my newsletter and don't miss an episode.

Happy reading!

Janna MacGregor

Here Come the June Brides!

It's wedding season, and author Janna MacGregor can't wait to take readers for a virtual walk down the aisle with the brides and grooms from her popular Cavensham Heiresses Regency romance series. Follow Janna on Facebook and Instagram, and join her Ladies of Langham Hall Facebook group, for a fun-filled month to include excerpts, live chats, period photos, giveaways, and more!

For the matrimonially minded, consider picking up one of these romantic Regency reads.


Start reading the entire series now! 

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Sabrina Jeffries

Attention Reviewers!

WHO WANTS TO MARRY A DUKE, book three in Sabrina Jeffries' New York Times bestselling Duke Dynasty series, comes out August 25, and digital review copies are available via NetGalley. Reviewers can request a copy using the link listed here, but keep in mind the publisher limits the number of review copies available, and they don't approve every request.

About the New Book

When the Duke of Thornstock's half-brother hires the brilliant Miss Norley for her scientific expertise in solving a troubling family mystery, the unexpected electricity between them proves that "Chemistry is everything." Pre-order WHO WANTS TO MARRY A DUKE from your favorite book retailer now!

Want to join Sabrina's Regency world? Sign up for her always entertaining monthly newsletter and join her in the Sabrina Jeffries' Dames and Dukes Facebook group where she hangs out with fans.

Kat Martin

Up next for me is my new Romantic Thriller, THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL, book three in my Maximum Security Series---out July 28th.

To prove her father's innocence, she'll have to turn a killer's sights on herself

When journalist Jessie Kegan's father is accused of espionage and treason, Jessie has no doubt the man she looked up to her entire life is innocent. Worse yet, before Colonel Kegan can stand trial, he's found dead of a heart attack...but Jessie knows it was murder. Forcing down her grief, she's determined to use her investigative skills and resources to clear her father's name. But going after the truth means Jessie soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who wants that truth to stay buried with her father.

Protecting Jessie Kegan is a job bodyguard Brandon Garrett can't refuse. Jessie isn't just a client at Maximum Security---she's the sister of his best friend, Danny, killed in Afghanistan. With dangerous forces gunning for Jessie from every angle, keeping her safe will mean keeping her close and Bran finds their mutual attraction growing, though being Danny's sister puts Jessie out of bounds.

With their backs against the wall, Jessie and Bran will have to risk everything to expose her father's killer---before his legacy dies with his daughter.



Ariella Moon

Kindle 99 cents sale!

Fans of The Mists of Avalon will enjoy THE AMBER ELIXIR, a Lady of the Lake tale of secrets, forbidden love, magic, and consequences. Venture beyond the mists to an isle threatened by Merlin's jealousy and the Fairy Queen's desperate quest to maintain her immortality. Pressured to aid Morgan le Fay, Viviane, the new Lady of the Lake, must choose her alliances wisely. Helping Morgan concoct an elixir to save King Arthur may win back Viviane's estranged love, but the amber elixir could change the balance of power in the Two Realms for centuries.

The kindle version of THE AMBER ELIXIR by Ariella Moon is on sale for 99 cents May 30 to June 6, 2020.

Claire Marti

What's on your summer TBR list? May I suggest my Pacific Vista Ranch series?

Check out these reviews:

FOR THE LOVE OF YOU is a heart-wrenching romance filled with emotional turmoil. This is book 3 in the Pacific Vista Ranch and in my opinion, it's the best in the series... An incredible romance not to be missed. Highly recommend! --- 5+ Stars, N.N. Light's Book Heaven 

Finally, a slow burn with all of the romantic foreplay. This series has such an incredible backdrop. As a San Diego native, I enjoyed the rich and realistic description of beautiful Rancho Santa Fe and the local beach spots. This book is my favorite so far. --- 5 Stars, Amazon Review (The Very Thought of You)

Claire Marti writes with heart and humor, creating characters who pull at your heartstrings and make you root for their happily ever afters. Her heroes and heroines come to life as real people, with issues to face and hangups to overcome before they can find their happy endings. --- 5 Stars, Bookbub Review (Nobody Else But You)

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips

DANCE AWAY WITH ME by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips is coming June 9 in hardcover, audiobook and ebook! The hero and heroine of DANCE AWAY WITH ME are caught in an impossible situation. Tess Hartsong is a woman who's hiding so much pain underneath her sass, and Ian North is a difficult hero just as headstrong as Tess. Join Susan Elizabeth Phillips in this heartfelt novel of womanhood, a wild heart, and the healing power of love. Read an excerpt and pre-order your copy today.

The Susan Elizabeth Phillips DANCE AWAY WITH ME Book Tour has turned into a series of virtual events, which---truth is---lets Susan reach even more of you. These events are going to be super entertaining. On June 9, Susan and bestselling author Kristan Higgins celebrate a twinsie book birthday! This is sure to be a fun release event for all. On June 11, join Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Susan Mallery for an evening of lively discussion about their new releases. Please visit Susan Elizabeth on Facebook for the details on these events and how to purchase signed copies of DANCE AWAY WITH ME.

Robyn Carr

Great Big News from Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author! RETURN TO VIRGIN RIVER, a new book in the fan-favorite, bestselling Virgin River Book Series is coming October 13, 2020! Don't miss the eagerly anticipated new novel set in the beloved fictional town of Virgin River, where strangers become friends and everyone is welcome. It's the perfect escape read you've been waiting for. Welcome to Virgin River and the books that inspired the hit Netflix series... Pre-order your copy today!

The USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller, SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY, will take you away to the stunning coastal town of Half Moon Bay, California. This heartfelt women's fiction novel examines the relationship of two sisters, their challenges, failures and triumphs. Sometimes the happiness we're looking for has been there all along... Order your copy today!

The newly released mass market paperback edition of THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND made the New York Times bestseller list! Lauren Delaney's so called "perfect life" was anything but perfect. The time is right for Lauren to gather her strength and fight for her own happiness. Order your copy today!

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Debbie Mason

Happy June! Join us this month as we celebrate the release of SUMMER ON HONEYSUCKLE RIDGE, the first book in my brand-new Highland Falls series!

Welcome to Highland Falls, a small town where love is always in the air.

In just a few months Abby Everhart has gone from being a top LA media influencer to an unemployed divorcée living out of her car. So inheriting her great-aunt's homestead comes at the perfect time. Abby heads to Highland Falls, North Carolina, to spruce up Honeysuckle Farm before putting it on the market for some much-needed cash. But instead of finding a charming getaway, she discovers a serious fixer-upper, complete with a leaky roof, overgrown yard, and a reclusive -- albeit sexy -- man living on the property.
Ex-Delta Force soldier Hunter Mackenzie has faced war and loss, but nothing has quite prepared him for an outgoing redhead who's determined to turn his life upside down. Hunter doesn't want to get involved with anyone, especially a city girl who plans to sell the only place he's ever felt at home. But the sparks between them are undeniable. Spending time with Abby is easy. Convincing her to stay for good is another matter entirely.

Denise Hunter

Bestselling author Denise Hunter is thrilled to announce the release of her new novel, CAROLINA BREEZE, which is gathering great reviews and averaging 4.7 on Amazon.

"Small-town romances with big-hearted characters." --- USA Today

A jilted bride. A struggling innkeeper. And a romantic mountain getaway that changes everything

Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking for a safe place to land in the wake of a public breakup and celebrity scandal, and she finds it in the lake town of Bluebell, North Carolina---the location of her canceled honeymoon.

Soon after her arrival at the Bluebell Inn, Mia meets Levi Bennett, who runs the inn along with his two younger sisters. Drawn to one another from the start, Mia trusts Levi to keep her location from the press, and Levi confides in Mia about the precarious financial state of the inn---a secret he's been keeping from his sisters.

When Mia and Levi discover an old journal that hints at a rare diamond necklace hidden in the inn, they set off on a treasure hunt to find the long-lost heirloom. What they don't expect to surface are feelings they thought were safely locked away. Mia and Levi must decide if falling in love again is too big a risk---or if it will uncover a treasure of its own instead

Lyn Cote

JOURNEY TO PEACE---Identical twin brothers-stained by an unjust scandal and separated by miles of wilderness~ Two young beauties in jeopardy~Will they learn to trust before it's too late? Johnny ventures to frontier Texas.  Out of the blue, a friend he considers nearly a brother arrives with Johnny's neighbor, mortally wounded. As he breathes his last, he entrusts his wife to Johnny, a man of honor. Who killed Angel's husband and why?

The other twin Callum stays at their New Orleans plantation, trying to keep it afloat while forces resentful of their anti-slavery stand are at work to destroy their livelihood. On a rare visit to the French Quarter, Callum meets Minette, a lovely young woman who hides her beauty beneath layers of clothing and a hat and scarf. Why isn't she displaying her beauty to find a husband? Minette also lives under a cloud of unjust scandal. This makes her a target for an unscrupulous man of bad reputation who seeks to force her to be his mistress. How can Callum protect Minette if she won't trust him? How and when will the twins be reunited? A compelling parallel story! On pre-order for $2.99 till June 19th

Meg Tilly

I handed my new untitled manuscript in to my wonderful editors at Berkeley/Penguin/Jove on June 1! In this novel, Mary Browning from HIDDEN COVE, gets her happy-ever-after, and it's a doozy! As soon as I know the publication date, I'll include it in the next Writerspace News!

If you don't know who Mary Browning is, may I suggest you read HIDDEN COVE, which reviewers have called a sexy, edgy read?

Loulou Harrington

To celebrate the release of MURDER & THE ROCK STAR, Book 6 in my Myrtle Grove Garden Club Mysteries, I'm discounting the MYRTLE GROVE GARDEN CLUB MYSTERY SERIES, BOX SET: BOOKS 1-3

The box set is available in ebook for only $0.99 from June 2 thru June 8 on Amazon and it's free on Kindle Unlimited. To buy, click here.

Also, A MISTY MORNING MURDER, Book 4 in the Myrtle Grove Garden Club Mystery series, will be FREE in ebook on Amazon from June 23 thru June 27.

Tee O'Fallon

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

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 one of the first three books in the Federal K-9 series, LOCK 'N' LOAD, ARMED 'N' READY, or DARK 'N' DEADLY (winner's choice) AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card. Enter here for a chance to win!

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Valerie J. Clarizio

I've recovered THE CODE ENFORCER, the first book in my Crime and Passion Stalk City Hall series.

At first, I really loved the old cover, but then as time went on I began to think it was simply too dark and I wanted to show off Bryce and Markie more. Additionally, as I began to envision the cover for the second book in the series I just couldn't see the cover for that book in that same dark manner. That said, I decided to redo the cover and lighten it up. In the process, I found a new picture of a City Hall that seemed to better suit the Crime and Passion Stalk City Hall series world I created.

I think Bryce and Markie from THE CODE ENFORCER will like their new cover and I hope you'll check out their story.

~Will this damaged cop and wounded vet overcome their inner demons in order to work together to escape the claws of death and perhaps find love in the process?~

If you want to check out THE CODE ENFORCER you can nab a copy here:

Amazon / Kobo / Apple Books / Barnes & Noble

Nina Crespo

THE COWBOY'S CLAIM by Nina Crespo releases June 1st!

Are the sparks between a cowboy bent on reclaiming his family legacy and an actress trying to get over her fear of horses anything but an act?

Find out more about Chloe and Tristan's story at

Stacy Finz

Three cousins become cowboys when an unexpected inheritance leaves them with a ranch---and a future as wide open as the California sky . . .

Stacy Finz's COWBOY STRONG, the continuing saga of the Dalton cousins and Dry Creek Ranch, will release July 7 and is available for pre-order.

Sawyer Dalton may be an investigative journalist, but he has no interest in the story of the sexy stranger who has invaded his barn's loft apartment on Dry Creek Ranch. After months on the road, he just wants to settle in. But according to his mother, publicist for the beautiful celebrity chef sleeping in Sawyer's bed, Gina DeRose needs a place to hide out until a scandal dies down. And Sawyer can never say no to his mother . . .
Gina is devastated that her hard-won career is about to collapse. Someone is stirring up sabotage. And when a hoaxter blows up the internet with incriminating photos, even brooding---gorgeous---Sawyer is convinced she needs his help. Once they join forces, there's no escaping each other---and with the heat simmering between them, soon neither wants to try . . .

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