Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona—but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan? As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won her first literary award at the age of fourteen while living in Belgium. As a young woman...Read More
Tamara Lush writes sexy books for sharp women. Her recent book, Constant Craving, was a 2018 RWA RITATM Finalist in erotic romance. In 2017, she was one of 24 writers awarded the Amtrak Writer’s Residency, and she rode around the United States on a train while finishing Constant Craving. Buzzfeed said the book is “the perfect read for when even chocolate can’t satisfy your cravings.” Scandalicious called the book “smart smut,” with “diversity, a hero you love to hate and a kinky...Read More
Cathryn Marr is the pseudonym for the writing team of Terese Ramin and Dawn Johanson. Terese Ramin is the award winning, bestselling author of ten romance and romantic suspense novels, numerous short stories, and the creator/editor/author of the charitable collaboration Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred. She co-wrote the medical-legal thriller The Whistleblower’s Daughter with David Wind. Her autobiographical essay, “Two-Puppy Theory”, is included in the anthology The Sound and the Furry,...Read More
Win it before you can buy it!
Attention Goodreads users! The popular book lovers' site is hosting a 50-book giveaway of PROJECT DUCHESS through April 12. Enter to win the launch book in New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries' new Duke Dynasty series before it debuts on June 25.
See you in NOLA next month for #BLC19!
Looking for a fabulous romance reader event this spring? Join Sabrina and hundreds of her author peers May 15-19 at Book Lovers Con 2019 in New Orleans, LA! This readers' event extravaganza, run by the same team who coordinated years' worth of Romantic Times conventions, has planned an incredible schedule of events including:
Visit their website to see the agenda and to register for the event.
Can't make it to #BLC19? No worries! Sabrina loves to chat with her readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Keep up with the latest information by visiting www.SabrinaJeffries.com and signing up to receive Sabrina's newsletter.
ROGUE MOST WANTED, the next installment in Janna MacGregor's popular Cavensham Heiresses series, features Lady Theodora Worth, a Scottish-raised woman fighting to keep her inherited earldom and the land that comes with it. To secure her inheritance, she must find a husband. But she has no intention of marrying the first man she meets---even if he is the undeniably charming and dashing William Cavensham.
Lord William Cavensham is entirely too devoted to his family's estate--ever since he was jilted as a lad--to wed, but he agrees to meet the woman his aunt has taken under her wing--and introduce her to possible suitors. But after just one meeting with beautiful, spirited Thea, Will is determined to help her reclaim her title. And even moreso, he can't stop thinking that perhaps marriage to this bold, passionate woman may be the one thing he's been missing all along?
Readers can pre-order this exquisite Regency romance (which happens to include one of the sexiest garden maze scenes EVER!) at their favorite book retailers by visiting Janna's website.
Audiobooks from Mary Jo Putney!
My latest audiobook production, RIVER OF FIRE (Fallen Angels #6), was narrated by the wonderful Siobhan Waring, and it's in post production now. I don't have a date, but it should be released this month. I never loved the old cover for that book, so I did a new one. Like it? I hope so!
Siobhan also narrated SHATTERED RAINBOWS, (Fallen Angels #5), which was released several months ago. Here's a link to the Audible sample of SHATTERED RAINBOWS.
Siobhan is already working on the narration for an audiobook version of ONE PERFECT ROSE, (Fallen Angels #7.) It should be released late spring/early summer.
Audiobook versions of THUNDER AND ROSES (Fallen Angels #1) and DANCING ON THE WIND (Fallen Angels #2) are already available, so only books 3 and 4 PETALS IN THE STORM and ANGEL ROGUE will need recording to complete the seven book series. I hope they'll all be done by the end of this year. Stay tuned! If you'd like to get my newsletter so you'll know when I have new releases, click here.
April is finally here but you wouldn't know it in my neck of the woods, at least not by looking out the window. The ground is still covered with snow.
I'm offering an exclusive short story, told in serial format, available only in my newsletter. This short story is entitled THE LAST DAYS. It is the experiences of Captain Harlan Jefferson Baylor in the final days of the Civil War. Captain Harley is the hero in the first book of the Love through Time series, A SECOND CHANCE. He also appears prominently in the second book, A NEW BEGINNING.
Enjoy the coming of spring and happy reading.
Milwaukee, here I come---and I hope you'll join me April 26-28 for the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend. I'll keynote the Saturday luncheon and will be one of 60 authors hosting a table for readers at this fun event. The authors go all out decorating their tables and providing unique gifts for their guests. After the luncheon we'll sign books---and then join readers at the Saturday evening pizza party. And there's more! Get tickets now for the various events before they're sold out!
Next on my travel schedule is Book Lovers Con 2019, May 15-19 in New Orleans. I'll host a pajama party and will join other authors to put on the "Bookmarks, Bracelets & Beads" lottery event. You'll also find me at the "Three Truths & a Lie Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Horror & Thriller Signing; Berkeley/Penguin's Geek Geek Revolution: Romance Edition, and the Saturday Book Bash signing. All the info on BLC Con is here. During the Convention I'll sign my brand new Solace Island book, CLIFF'S EDGE. Not going? Pre-order my second edgy, sexy romantic suspense novel, right now! Next up: a signing at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ May 26 with Jayne Ann Krentz!
Happy April! I'm back at my desk after a fun, extended tour for my latest suspense novel, THE STRANGER INSIDE. (Read all about it here.) The garden has been cleaned up and the hollies and rose bushes trimmed. Have you picked up a copy of THE STRANGER INSIDE? If you have, please take a few minutes to leave a review on your favorite book site: Goodreads, Shelfari, BN, Amazon...wherever your favorite books are found. You'll be doing me a huge kindness, and have my deepest gratitude. Enjoy the sunshine and the rain and the gorgeous blossoms to come! Hugs--
To all of you who have patiently waited for Patrick and Stephie's story and sent friendly email reminders that I promised it would be released months ago--I'm super sorry! The good news is that ST. PATRICK'S BABY, SEAL Team: Holiday Heroes Book 4, is now available everywhere. The bad news is that I'm getting reports that it's got a LOT of feels. This couple's journey is especially emotional, so be sure to have plenty of tissues and Girl Scout cookies ready before you start reading! LOL! xoxo
My next steamy standalone, WRONG BED, RIGHT GIRL, is coming out on April 18! Talia is a ballerina and Reed the gruff, tattooed DEA agent who falls into her bed---literally---and pulls her into a world of drugs, murderers...and smoking hot sex. This is a fun, sexy, tropey read where opposites attract and love happens where you least expect it. I can't wait for you to swoon!
All's fair in love and war in Medieval Scotland when a determined Highlander attempts to seduce his hostile bride in my newest Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series, WHEN A HIGHLANDER WEDS A HELLION.
How far will he go to belong?
Fierce, famed Highland warrior Broch MacLeod has always been a bastard---until one day he isn't. And now that he's discovered his real family, he intends to do whatever it takes to carve a place for himself in it, including wedding the lass known as the Hellion of the Highlands.
What will she do for vengeance?
When strong-willed, independent Katreine Kinntoch is forced to wed her sworn enemy's son, she vows never to surrender her body or heart to the wickedly handsome, too-cocky Scot. Instead, she intends to make him dislike her so much that he'll gladly send her back to her home.
How long will it take them to see they are each other's only hope?
Danger and treachery unexpectedly bring Broch and Katreine closer, but can they trust each other enough to choose love over the ties that bind and the revenge that burns all around them?
April is always a fun month for me, because not only is my birthday at the end of the month, it's my eldest son's 10th birthday the day before mine (he was born early---talk about a surprise birthday present, right?) and we celebrate together all week long!
This year I'm giving away an inspirational Christian devotional paperback from Max Lucado, WALKING WITH THE SAVIOR. You can enter my April contest for a chance to win at ShoshannaGabriel.com/contests!
Come meet FWC Officer Marco Sanchez and nurse Sarah Dutton---high school sweethearts reunited during a dangerous storm. Is it possible the love they once shared is still there?
BEYOND HOME is a brand new Florida Wildlife Warriors novella (mini-novel) and is available as part of the TURN THE TIDE ANTHOLOGY from Sourcebooks. Best of all, it's FREE on Amazon.
Click HERE to get your copy.
Whether you're diving into treacherous waters,
racing the clock against global annihilation,
or delving deep into an untamed wilderness,
these thrilling tales of love and suspense will leave you breathless.
BEYOND HOME by Connie Mann
Connie Mann shows that in central Florida's untamed wilderness, paradise has a dark side, and the heroes of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are trained to face the worst that man---and nature---can dish out.
Turn the Tide is a pulse-pounding collection of novellas by some of the brightest names in the genre, and I'm thrilled to be alongside Katie Ruggle, Adriana Anders and Juno Rushdan.
I hope you'll give BEYOND HOME a read and let me know what you think of Marco and Sarah's story.
If you're a fan of my Arcane Society novels, you won't want to miss TIGHTROPE. Our hero, Matthias Jones (yes, of those Joneses), is on the trail of a groundbreaking prototype cipher machine. With his suspect dead, he finds himself at the door of former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn. Their attraction is instant, but trust is hard earned in Burning Cove--where nothing is as it seems. If you'd like to meet me in person visit my website to learn more about my May 25th book signing at Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ. There will be tea and pastries and friendly chatting with Meg Tilly and me.
Jennifer Ashley joins 12 bestselling authors in the anthology: DUKES BY THE DOZEN with a brand NEW Regency novella, DUKE IN SEARCH OF A DUCHESS. Release day: April 16.
Sara Richardson's COLORADO COWBOY releases on April 2! The fifth book in the Rocky Mountain Riders series features Colorado deputy Dev Jenkins and champion barrel racer Charity Stone.
Charity Stone doesn't do relationships--especially not with a cowboy. When she suddenly finds herself in charge of her thirteen-year-old nephew, who's had a few brushes with the law, Charity has no choice but to ask for Dev's help.
Dev hasn't stopped fantasizing about Charity since she moved to Topaz Falls, but she's been hell bent on keeping her distance. When she comes to him for help with her nephew, he finally has the chance to make his move.
According to Publishers Weekly, "Richardson's Rocky Mountain Riders series gains a worthy addition with the expertly characterized and emotionally satisfying story. Readers who love tear-jerking small-town romances will quickly devour this charming installment."
Also, Sara Richardson launched a new vlog called Confessions of a Hopeless Romance Writer that features humorous videos about Sara's life as an author. If you love connecting about all things romance, come and join the conversation! Click here to subscribe to her YouTube channel.
I'm so excited about April! Not only does April usher in my children's birthday (they're twins!), this year their birthday is on Easter! Easter eggs, ham rolls, and birthday cake? Can you BEAT that combination?! I'm also delighted that my latest release DESIGNS ON MURDER is getting excellent reviews. Check out this 5-star review from FabulousReader4Ever: What a fun thrilling read. I truly enjoyed every single minute I read this book... Plus Max the ghost knew fashion, could read books on a tablet, walk through walls, was hilarious and was the next Agatha Christie solving crimes. The best name calling I have ever heard "pillowcase" & "elephant eyebrows" were truly the funniest thing I read in this book. The plot was head on with the story. The characters were so fantastic. All the characters were so suspicious after the murder was committed... I loved Amanda. She is very spontaneous, smart and talented. My favorite character is Max who truly made this book one of the best series that all fashionistas like me need to read and enjoy. I cannot wait for the next book to hit the shelves. I rated a 5 out of 5 stars.
The wait is over! The mass market paperback edition of Robyn Carr's New York Times and USA Today bestselling women's fiction novel THE LIFE SHE WANTS is now available. "A layered, well-paced plot and flawed, three-dimensional characters whom readers will care about make this a quick and entertaining read for those who relish contemporary family sagas with strong female characters as well as readers who like their stories tinged with romance." ---Library Journal. Order your copy today!
Coming April 30, THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND! From the outside looking in, Lauren's life is perfect, but on her twenty-fourth wedding anniversary she makes a decision that will change everything. Facing an uncertain future, Lauren discovers an inner strength she didn't know she had as she fights for the love and happiness she deserves. Pre-order today!
Join Sully and the gang in Robyn Carr's New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, THE BEST OF US. Dr. Leigh Culver loves her small-town-life practicing medicine in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. When Leigh's Aunt Helen visits, she tries to help Leigh sort out her love life but ends up falling for The Crossing and a special someone herself. Order your copy today!
Brace yourself for the Official Book Trailer of EVERY LAST BREATH. "An electric combination of heart-stopping thriller and swoon-worthy romance. It's an unputdownable thrill ride!" -New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake. Watch it now HERE! Available for pre-order, delivery April 30.
ENTANGLED -- There's nothing richer than a second chance in the steamy second book of New York Times bestselling author J.S. Scott's Accidental Billionaires series.
Aiden Sinclair was a commercial fisherman before he suddenly came into his billionaire inheritance---not that he's complaining. Being a Sinclair does have its perks. But things were simpler before the money. He may have been dirt poor, but he loved his job and fully intended to always come back from the sea to his girlfriend, Skye Weston, so they could move toward something more permanent. Or at least that had been the plan . . . until he returned from a two-month fishing trip to discover that she had moved away and was marrying somebody else. It tore his world apart.
Now Skye's back in town after nearly a decade. She's a single mother and just as beautiful as ever. However, for some odd reason, she appears to hate him, when it should be Aiden who wants nothing to do with the woman who dumped him. Unfortunately, more than nine years of separation has done nothing to put a damper on their white-hot chemistry when they're together. But even if those feelings are real, Skye has been keeping secrets. The truth of the past is about to come to light, and there is so much more at stake than just Aiden's heart.
Release Date: April 30, 2019
Join New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips in NATURAL BORN CHARMER. It wasn't every day a guy saw a headless beaver marching down the side of a road, not even in Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard's larger-than-life world. She was definitely a girl beaver because her beaver head was missing, revealing sweaty, dark hair pulled into a scraggly ponytail. He'd been praying for a little distraction from his own depressing company, so he threw open the door and stepped out onto the shoulder of the Colorado road ... NATURAL BORN CHARMER is for everyone who's ever thought about leaving their old life in the dust and never looking back. New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips takes us home again . . . and shows us where love truly lives.
"...splendidly satisfying tale of love, family, and redemption. Generously seasoned with plenty of tart humor and snappy dialogue, and graced with a delightfully amusing pair of protagonists trying desperately not to fall in love. Natural Born Charmer is simply irresistible." ---Booklist
If you haven't read NATURAL BORN CHARMER, order your copy.
Red Zone, out April 22 I do everything with my smartphone. It’s my wallet, my stereo, my library, my mailbox, my photo album, my place to hang out with friends, my calendar and my office. I use it to turn on my heating when I’m on my way home, to make sure the house is… Read More