I currently live in beautiful Connecticut, but originally hail from sunny California. I am the mom of three amazing kids, a Navy wife (he did 27 years!) and the rescuer of three fur babies. In my spare time, I like to ghost hunt with my hubby, geocache with my family and lock myself away with a great book. I am a proud member of Connecticut Romance Writers of America. I love to connect with my readers on my social media accounts and website!Read More
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.Read More
Can you believe that the year is more than half over already? Linda O. Johnston can.
It's certainly been a different year, what with the virus pandemic, and large and meaningful demonstrations against racial injustice, and economic effects of both, and even more.
Since at least some people have still been staying home more, maybe they're reading more, too. At least they can order books online and for store pickup--and now more bookstores are opening up, although somewhat limited depending on when and where.
Meantime, as usual, Linda has been writing. And editing. And obeying her dogs' orders. Nothing new there.
Although Linda may have some more news soon. Premature for her to say anything yet, though.
Meantime, she's been writing more Harlequin Romantic Suspense novels, and loving it. The one she's working on now is yet another in the vast Colton series for HRS.
For now, yet again, Linda hopes all of you will stay home as much as possible and stay safe and healthy. And read!
COUNTRY STORM, the latest novel in the King Creek Cowboys series, is now available for pre-order!
Rea Fox wants nothing more than to run from her past---only she can't run far, considering she's on trial for killing an intruder who had tried to murder her. She escapes to the small town of King Creek at her cousin's urging, where she has some anonymity in between traveling to Tucson to stand trial.
Bear McLeod is a country vet, spending his time caring for King Creek's livestock and pets, and his own menagerie on his ranch. He meets the beautiful Rea when she brings in a dog that had been hit by a car. Later that evening, he runs into Rea at the bar she's tending in town and is determined to get to know her.
When the trial is over, and providing she walks away a free woman, Rea plans to run to Albuquerque where she can start life far from any place where she can be recognized. She won't let anything---or anyone---stand in her way.
But Rea has stolen Bear's heart, and he'll do anything to keep the woman he loves.
Here's your chance to win Amazed by You from the Riding Tall 2 series! Send an email with "Country Storm Contest" to firstname.lastname@example.org, for your chance to win one of 5 eBook copies! Good luck!
The Federal K-9 Series was truly a pleasure to write. Who wouldn't love writing about the most loyal, loving, and courageous creatures on the planet---dogs! Throw in a hot guy or two and...you get the picture.
LOCK 'N' LOAD -- Matt, Trista, and Sheba
ARMED 'N' READY -- Nick, Andi, and Saxon
DARK 'N' DEADLY -- Eric, Tess, and Tiger
TRAP 'N' TRACE -- Dayne, Kat, Remy, and little Angus
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Top 5 Reasons to Pre-Order Sabrina Jeffries' New Book
Pre-order WHO WANTS TO MARRY A DUKE and start reading August 25!
A Perfectly Paranormal Anniversary!
On July 9, 2019, the writing duo known as Cathryn Marr shared SOUL KEEPER, their debut novel, with the romance-loving community. This gritty paranormal romance introduced an immersive world with sexy, fallen angel heroes and a fascinating supporting cast of creatures and characters. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, Cathryn will host giveaways and games via their Facebook and Instagram social networks all month long!
Ready to join in the paranormal fun? Go "Like" Cathryn Marr on Facebook and then head to Instagram to "Follow" their page.
If you're new to this exciting author, find out all of the important details (including forthcoming book info!) here. Make sure you sign up for the newsletter for content you won't find anywhere else! You can also download SOUL KEEPER for only $2.99 to start reading today!
Perfect Pairings: Drink this, Read that
We made it through the first half of 2020! That calls for a celebration and a drink, because . . . whew! What a year so far. . . For a little light-hearted fun, I've paired each of my Cavensham Heiresses Regency romance novels with an accompanying cocktail. (Just leave the alcohol out if it's not your thing!)
Cheers to cold drinks and hot books!
It's July and I finally get to swim in our pool. Book 2 of the Tovenaar Series, THE CURSE will release on July 28th. It is currently available for pre-order.
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.
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.
Welcome to Virgin River and the books that inspired the hit Netflix series. Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, is excited to announce RETURN TO VIRGIN RIVER is coming October 13, 2020! Now thirteen years since the release of the first Virgin River book and over 13 million copies in the series sold worldwide, the long anticipated new novel is the perfect escape read you've been waiting for. Catch up with the town folk and visitors in the little town in the northern California mountains, the town called Virgin River. Pre-order your copy today!
A fabulous summer read, SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY, will take you away to the stunning coastal town of Half Moon Bay, California. Meet Justine and Adele, two sisters born twenty years apart, who discover that they need each other like never before. Life brings changes, challenges and a winding road to happiness. Order your copy of this USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller!
INFORMED RISK is now available in reissued ebook. A firefighter and a gutsy, single mom give each other a new life, but is she ready to risk her heart? Rediscover this classic romance. Order your copy.
When good things come in bad-boy packages. HER SWEET TEMPTATION by Nina Crespo is available for pre-order.
When good things come in bad-boy packages.
She vows to find the right kind of guy
A tempting stranger challenges everything
"Bad Choices" should have been Rina Tillbridge's middle name and it's time to turn over a new leaf. But when stuntman Scott Halsey struts onto her property for his latest film, her impulsive alter ego threatens to make a comeback. The quintessential thrill-seeking stuntman has no designs on commitment. So why are all his red flags igniting white-hot passion...and inspiring dreams of a Hollywood ending?
DANCE AWAY WITH ME by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller!
Run, run, as fast as you can!
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, surrounded by nature, she hopes to outrun her heartbreak and find the solace she needs to heal.
But instead of peace and quiet, she encounters an enigmatic artist with a craving for solitude, a fairy-tale sprite with too many secrets, a helpless infant, a passel of curious teens, and a town suspicious of outsiders, especially one as headstrong as Tess. Just as headstrong, is Ian North, a difficult, gifted man with a tortured soul---a man who makes Tess question everything.
In running away to this new life, Tess wonders--- Has she lost herself . . . or has she found her future? At long last, the legendary New York Times bestselling author returns with a heartfelt novel of womanhood, a wild heart, and the healing power of love. Read an excerpt and order your copy today.
We're well into summer and the summer heat has settled in. Am I the only one who could use the dial turned down on the humidity? As I can't seem to find Mother Nature's thermostat, I'll stick to my ceiling fans set to high and the AC. If you're looking for a fun contemporary romance to read on the porch, in your beach chair or poolside, HER SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT released this month. HER SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT is the latest in my series, City by the Bay Stories. You can find out more about my sweet contemporary romance series on my website and sign up for my newsletter.
Want to join in the fun when I participate in an "international" Zoom house party with Australian author Alyssa J. Montgomery, Canadian author Dani Collins and the U.S.'s Sabrina Jeffries? All you have to do is go HERE, and sign up to be one of our guests. Limited spaces are available, and, in order to participate, you will need to submit a question to ask one of the authors during the session. You'll also need the free Zoom app. The house party will be recorded on July 18 at 8 p.m. ET and uploaded on YouTube later to watch as part of a "virtual" convention hosted by the Australian Romance Readers Association.
In the absence of face-to-face get-togethers, I love doing these Zoom sessions. During this one we will show readers our writing spaces!
Speaking of which, having just sent my summer 2021 novel off to my editor, I am now working on the next book. Soon that new story will be swimming around in my head non-stop until I finish it as well!
You'd think with a guardian who's a ghost, she'd see everything coming. But nope, that's not how it works.
That's not how any of this works.
Private investigator Lexie Smith has a mostly perfect---okay, satisfying life. A successful, if not super lucrative business with her best friend. A wonderful, loving companion named Bear---sure, he's a little furry and he drools, but nobody's perfect. A house on the beach and a wisecracking supernatural "intern" named Vinnie, who knows everything there is to know about crime and her nonexistent love life. Until a dangerous assignment forces her to turn to the last man she can trust.
Former flame, Detective Rafe Barandas.
New threats. Old lies. Can they put the past behind them long enough to thwart a cunning foe who seems to know every step they take and will stop at nothing, even murder? Or will one of them pay the ultimate price?
Stella Cameron has a great deal for you. Right now you can get the first four books in her Cotswolds Murder Mystery Series featuring, featuring "accidental" sleuth Alex Duggins, for only $.99 each or FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited. When Alex Duggins returns home to Folly after a messy divorce, she's looking forward to the kind of quiet life only a small town can offer. She isn't expecting to discover a body in the woods or to confront her own drive to seek justice for a stranger. Join Alex Duggins on her quest to uncover the truth in the Costwolds Murder Mystery Series.
My latest Regency romance in Soldiers & Soulmates, TO SAVE A LOVE, is now available on Amazon. You can read it for free in Kindle Unlimited.
Desmond Bretton and Anna Browning elope to Gretna Green but are caught before they can wed. Dez is shipped off to the army and learns of Anna's suicide.
Anna's father commits her to a madhouse for her rebellious behavior, where she retreats to a world inside her as she clings to sanity.
Dez finds and frees Anna, knowing the girl he still loves lingers within her. He's determined to liberate her, as well as other women imprisoned at the madhouse.
Can Dez save the sanity of the woman he loves---or will Anna be lost to him forever?
The final book in Soldiers & Soulmates will release July 21. You can pre-order TO WIN A WIDOW now for only 99 cents.
*Hope you are enjoying a safe summer---happy reading!
Hi, there! For mystery and cozy lovers, I'd like to sweeten your summer a little with a special offer. BLUES, BUTTERFLIES & MURDER, Book 5 in the Myrtle Grove Garden Club Mystery Series, will be FREE on Amazon Kindle from July 7 thru July 11---five days only. To buy, click here.
And for members of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program, all six books of the Myrtle Grove Garden Club Mystery Series are FREE to read on Amazon.
MURDER, MAYHEM & BLISS, Book 1
MURDER MOST THORNY, Book 2
MURDER ON A SILVER SEA, Book 3
A MISTY MORNING MURDER, Book 4
BLUES, BUTTERFLIES & MURDER, Book 5
MURDER & THE ROCK STAR, newly released Book 6
and MYRTLE GROVE GARDEN CLUB MYSTERY SERIES BOX SET: BOOKS 1-3
New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin has a new book coming soon! HIDDEN is out Aug. 25th and is now up for pre-order.
"Intense, suspenseful, sexy, with an intriguing mystery and characters to root for. Griffin is at the top of her game."---Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author
Noah Chastain's father is in a coma-like state and he's certain it's due to a deadly artifact from the Bluestone Project, a now-defunct secret government program. Noah's only hope is to track down the relic. He needs the help of Sierra Raines, a transporter who moves paranormal artifacts in the dangerous underground market of the antiquities business. Sierra is reluctant to get involved because Noah represents a mysterious and dangerous organization known as the Foundation. But she doesn't have much choice. The quest to find the artifact will uncover secrets that someone would prefer remain buried in the past.
Pre-order Jayne's next Fogg Lake romantic thriller, ALL THE COLORS OF NIGHT, today. For those of you who aren't yet familiar with Fogg Lake and the Bluestone Project, catch up before the release with THE VANISHING, available now in hardcover, audio and ebook.
Hi, my name is Ophelia, and I write about romance. I read about romance. I eat, drink, talk and breathe romance. Romance makes me happy. Have I mentioned I love romance? But let’s talk about the writing part. My newest novel, Never an Amish Bride, hits all the elements of your standard romance: chemistry galore,… Read More