Amaryllis Lanza took the road less traveled early on and has enjoyed many adventures in far flung places. She's settled for a while in the green and rolling countryside of Northern Europe where she shares her life with her lovely husband and her frolicking cats. When she's not writing (and reading) racy romance, suspense, and urban fantasy she works as a freelance journalist. Her hobbies are cooking, baking and solving puzzles.Read More
Lucy is super excited for the release of the first book in her new Princess by Royal Decree miniseries, QUEEN BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT. 50 Dates to decide if she'll wear his crown! To celebrate, she's brought together a group of category romance authors for an amazing contest that will have 40 winners. Details and entry link here.
New Regency Release!
Sabrina Jeffries' Duke Dynasty series concludes May 25 with the publication of UNDERCOVER DUKE. In this story, the last thing an uptight duke nursing a broken heart needs is a pretend engagement with an alluring young woman. As they're drawn deeper into secret schemes, might she solve not just the mystery of his family, but the riddle of his heart?
Pre-order UNDERCOVER DUKE from your favorite book retailer here!
Can't wait until May 25 to get your Sabrina Jeffries story fix? Download one of these discounted eBooks from Sabrina's backlist, including the launch book in the Duke Dynasty series. Sales end May 30! Other sales may be occurring this month. Just check Sabrina's social media for details.
When an arrogant duke helps school Beatrice for her debut, she sees through his charms to his wounded heart. And now she's having trouble keeping him at arm's length...
From the author's wildly popular School for Heiresses series! Watch for this great sale that starts May 3.
CHAMPAGNE AND CHAPS from the Rough & Ready series is FREE for a limited time!
After fighting breast cancer and dealing with other life trials, Sabrina needs a break in the worst way. She ends up spending the summer in an Arizona ranching community where she meets Wyatt Cameron. The tall and sexy cowboy is determined to make sure she knows she belongs to him. Unknowingly, Sabrina gets caught up in the middle of a border drug war. Wyatt races to save her...before it's too late.
Here's your chance to win COUNTRY HEAT from the King Creek Cowboys series! Send an email with "Champagne contest" to email@example.com, for your chance to win one of 5 eBook copies of Country Heat! Good luck!
Free Prequel on June 1!
Regency romance fans anxiously await the June 29 launch of Janna MacGregor's new Widow Rules series. A DUKE IN TIME (Book 1) will thrill readers with its tale of lost wills, broody dukes, and scorching hot kissing all over. Read an excerpt from the highly anticipated novel here!
Readers will receive an extra special treat June 1---a FREE prequel to A DUKE IN TIME called "Where There's a Will." In "Where There's a Will," Katherine Vareck and Christian have a near-meet right before A DUKE IN TIME begins---and he can't stop thinking about the woman he glimpsed through his window. Preorder your free prequel now and read all about the mounting chemistry between these two characters on June 1 in "Where There's a Will"!
"Janna MacGregor dazzles her readers with sexy stories that are also endearingly tender. Her characters tug at your heart-strings and make you sad to turn the last page." ? New York Times bestseller Eloisa James
Your May can sizzle with the supernatural romantic suspense, SOUL KEEPER! Readers are captivated by Luceire---Luc---a supernatural outcast who is shunned by humans and vampires alike.
"Being truly immortal rather than just exceptionally hard to kill, he'd never thought of himself as someone with a life to live, but rather with an existence to endure."
Then fate sends him on a collision course with Aurora, a young psychic who is only beginning to understand the depth of her powers. Can Luc find new purpose for existence as he partners with Aurora to defeat the darkness and evil that surrounds them?
"If you want an intense, haunting, alternate reality world to visit, then... Yes!!!! If you like heat, not just a whisper or a wisp, but full on blast furnace, then... Yes!!! If you like good vs. evil in its many forms, then.... YES!!!!!" -- Mary B., Goodreads review
On Tuesday, June 22 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time I will be joining Mary Bly (you also know her as Eloisa James!) in a virtual chat at Village Books and Paper Dreams in Bellingham, Washington. Be sure to tune in! We will be discussing LIZZIE & DANTE, her new novel and a contemporary story that is so beautiful and moving that reading an advance readers copy made the taste of my own life all the sweeter.
Then for the launch of THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, July 27, I will be privileged to join Jayne Ann Krentz in a virtual live chat at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, California. We shall also be celebrating Jayne's May 1, 2021 Amanda Quick release, THE LADY HAS A PAST.
I'll tell you when and how to tune in for these events next month. Just know that for both you'll be able to purchase signed copies of the featured books. You'll find links to and pertinent information for these events on the appearances page of my website soon. And you can pre-order Mary's, Jayne's and my new books now.
A MISTY MORNING MURDER, Book 4 of the Myrtle Grove Garden Club Mystery Series, will be FREE beginning Friday 5/07/21 through Tuesday 5/11/21---to grab it while it's Free, click here.
A stormy night, a desperate phone call, and murder greet the dawn and send Jesse Camden searching through her past to find a killer and protect the girl she loves like a daughter.
Plus, the MYRTLE GROVE GARDEN CLUB MYSTERY SERIES, BOX SET: BOOKS 1-3, will be only $0.99 beginning Wednesday 5/12/21 through Sunday 5/16/21---so catch it while you can here.
Family and Friendship...Betrayal and Murder...Life in the slow lane can be deadly!
The entire Myrtle Grove Garden Club Mystery Series is FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited:
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, Book 6
'TIS THE SEASON FOR MURDER, holiday release, Book 7
And MYRTLE GROVE GARDEN CLUB MYSTERY SERIES, BOX SET: BOOKS 1-3
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 TRAP 'N' TRACE. Enter here for a chance to win!
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Happy May everyone.
I have a release date for THE DISCOVERY. This is a novella that is part of the Tovenaar series. It tells the story of how Karl, the vampire's human assistant, met and fell in love with Avalyn of the water fae. The book will release on June 29th.
What do you do when your perfect summer plans are turned upside down?
While having surgery in a distant city, wildlife biologist Ethan desperately needs help with his son and small farm as much as Abby, a registered nurse, needs a temporary home that will accept her rescue dog. A perfect situation, right?
It is...until she has to deal with his flock of ornery goats, a herd of cattle escaping, and a litter of new puppies born while he's away. Those challenges are manageable. But now, someone is trying to destroy her professional reputation. And out in the country, a dangerous stranger is lurking in the shadows, and threatening great harm...
To find out more or buy Northern Pines Book 2, ONE MORE WISH, click here!
The first book in the series, ONE MORE DANCE, is still on sale. To find out more or buy, click here.
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Nothing new to report this month from Linda O. Johnston. Nope. She's said it all before here. She's busy! As mentioned before, two new Harlequin Romantic Suspense books of hers will be published later this year, in August and October--one which is the first in her new Shelter of Secrets series, HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE, and the other is in the ongoing Colton series for HRS, part of this year's Coltons of Grave Gulch, UNCOVERING COLTON'S FAMILY SECRET.
Then there's next year's new mystery, BEAR WITNESS. And right now, she's particularly busy writing more Harlequin Romantic Suspense books.
And nothing new about this, either: she's also busy obeying her dogs' orders--but of course she's always happy to do so.
So... as Linda says a lot lately, read and enjoy yourself! And, as always, please stay safe and healthy.
HER TENDER TOUCH is in a new eBook and trade paperback format.
Software engineer Jason Ward likes to win.
But when a business rival seizes control of his company and forces him out, Jason realizes the price of his ruthless reputation.
Determined to reclaim his position, he devises a new strategy: Reinvent his image and win the trust of new investors for a different business venture.
However, he needs the right person to help him polish his rough edges.
Fortunately, etiquette coach, Abby Baylor, agrees to takes up the challenge. But she may be more dangerous to Jason's future plans than the dark past he wants to forget.
Not only smart, strong and sexy, Abby may be the one person who could cost him not only his heart but so much more...
Get your copy here.
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Pacific Vista Ranch, Book 5, THE WONDER OF YOU, a sexy friends-to-lovers romance is here and readers are loving it!
One lifelong friendship. One snowy night. And one kiss that changes everything.
Renowned photographer Grant Michaels travels the world covering the international sports scene, but after a bitter divorce he returns home to Pacific Vista Ranch. Tired of life on the road, he wants stability and a fresh start.
Archivist librarian Olivia Hanlon spent the last decade stuck in her hometown. Now she has a chance at adventure: a dream job in Greece for one year.
Childhood best friends Grant and Olivia share a forever bond, always there for each other through thick and thin. When they get snowed in together at a snowboarding event, one steamy New Year's Eve kiss quickly spirals into an explosive chemistry neither can deny. Except he's ready to settle down just as she wants to spread her wings.
Will their friendship survive this newly discovered passion... or did they ruin the one relationship they each count on?
TWO RODEO KNIGHTS BOOKS by Margaret Daley: THE KNIGHT AND THE DAMSEL and DEADLY FIRES (in Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series)---99¢ to May 2nd
THE KNIGHT AND THE DAMSEL
Retired champion bull-rider, Michael Knight, leaves his ranch when his younger brother calls for help. Someone is sabotaging and poisoning rodeo animals. Determined to stop them, Michael takes a job in the center of the action as a bullfighter. Bella Rosenthal is one of the few female bull-riders competing with the men. Someone is harassing her, and Michael decides to solve that case as well. Michael and Bella work to find out who is behind what is happening on the rodeo circuit while fighting their growing feelings for each other.
Second Chances. Revenge. Arson.
A saboteur targets Alexia Richards and her family company. As the incidents become more lethal, Alexia must depend on a former Delta Force soldier, Cole Knight, a man from her past that she loved. When their son died in a fire, their grief and anger drove them apart. Can Alexia and Cole work through their pain and join forces to find the person who wants her dead?
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR EARL
By Amelia Grey
On Sale now!
A roughish earl must fight using his honor and not his sword to win his lady's hand in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR EARL, the third book in the First Comes Love trilogy from bestseller Amelia Grey.
After tragedy, she's rebuilt her life as an independent widow. But when the scoundrel of London comes back to town, will she be able to resist him?
Brina Feld has settled into a life devoted to helping others. She has no need for a man in her contented life. But when the notorious and handsome Lord Blacknight returns, her peace and serenity vanish. If she agrees to an alliance with him, she will have to battle her heart to keep from being snared under his spell.
Zane, the Earl of Blacknight, was never supposed to inherit the earldom, so he didn't much care to lead a respectable life before then. Fistfights, card games, and drinking are the order of the day. Now he's determined to change and he knows the proper lady who can help him. There's just one problem: He's already
Denise Hunter is thrilled to announce the release of her 38th novel, BOOKSHOP BY THE SEA! Get swept away to the North Carolina coast in this second-chance, stand-alone romance!
After raising her siblings, it's finally time for Sophie Lawson to follow her own dream---opening a bookstore in Piper's Cove, NC. But she gets sidetracked when a hurricane strands her there with the man who broke her heart years ago.
Readers are weighing in on Hunter's new novel, and here's a sampling of the reviews the book is garnering:
This book has all the feels. Enchanting characters, a charming town, a bookstore, and a visit by a character from a previous Denise Hunter book make this an entertaining and heartwarming read! --bptiger
A heart-warming, second-chance romance that is sure to engage and delight avid romance readers. From the engaging characters, witty dialogue, and slow-burn romance you will have a hard time putting this one down. --CD
This is another of Hunter's heart-warming titles that is such a magical, delightful read. Her readers will enjoy this first-rate romance. --Jan Fore
Read the first four chapters for free! Click here and then on "preview".
This month is the release of HOLDING ON, the grand finale to the Nugget series---at least for a long while. I love writing second chance stories. It's probably one of my favorite tropes.
And in HOLDING ON, the heroine, Joey Nix, needs a second chance probably more than any character I've ever written. She's lost her husband in an ugly divorce, her child in a bitter custody battle, and her career because of lies she's told. But most of all she's lost herself. The story is about her journey to reclaim her life again.
I like the fact that she's no angel, that many of her problems are of her own making. It shows she's human and I think readers identify more with a real person who suffers the same trials the rest of us do. There's no question Joey has made big mistakes. And now she's forced to face the fallout from them. But she's tough and resilient, yet vulnerable too.
Publishers Weekly Calls THE FIANCÉE (June 29) "A WINNER"
Here's what the publishing world's top trade publication had to say:
"[A] skillfully constructed page-turner....Expert pacing, characters readers can love to hate, and an intelligent heroine make this a winner. White consistently entertains."
To pre-order and be one of the first to read THE FIANCÉE, simply click on your preferred retailer.
It's time to start planning for those beach reads! The Eden Hall Series is a 5-book (medium heat) 20th century romance that is available in Kindle Unlimited and also in a bundled 5-book download.
Chicago Police Detective Sean Clary returns to active duty after a knife injury only to get an assignment that turns out to be his greatest challenge. His motto had always been "Protect and Serve", but he'd never been in a position to possibly lose his future by protecting his past.
Carena Cabot shows him that although he is a unique man, there is a woman out there just like him and she forces him to finally face himself. No one had ever really loved him before. Maybe he didn't deserve it, but he didn't want to lose it either.
Looking forward to two events in the near future:
The audiobook of my medical thriller, DEAD ALREADY, will soon enter production at Tantor Media. Past-haunted emergency physician Zack Winston and case-hardened defense attorney Bridget Larsen battle a malicious lawsuit. They uncover a medical conspiracy trading in drugs and murder. As they peel back layers of truth, past relationships and current alliances destabilize -- threatening both their lives. A new bond ignites between them.
Preview the first chapter of DEAD ALREADY on my website
Meanwhile, my new psychological thriller, ANGELS FALLING, is in the hands of my editor at TouchPoint Press. Look for its release later this year. The ritualistic murder of a Catholic archbishop scrambles the lives of an ex-seminarian criminal profiler, a renegade priest cult leader, and the former nun they both desired in a cross-border psychological thriller featuring convoluted identities, cultism, vengeance, and redemption. Must two die for one to live? William Shakespeare, John Donne, and Edgar Allan Poe provide commentary.
I am so excited by this story, I'm sharing the first line of the prologue:
Death is underrated.
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Lyn Cote here—I’m always amazed and pleased at how many Americans give not only monetary gifts but give of their time. In the past, I was active in volunteering at my children’s school and I still volunteer at my church. And my husband volunteers six times a month at our local food pantry. Helping others,… Read More