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  • Gail Chianese

    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!

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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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July News

Elizabeth Goddard


Investigative reporter Rae Burke will do anything to find her missing sister-in-law, even if it means facing Liam McKade, a man who almost lost his life saving hers. A former DEA agent, Liam thought he could find peace at his Wyoming ranch, but he just doesn't feel at home anywhere anymore. When the reporter who blew his cover on an important investigation inserts herself back into his life, he's less than thrilled. But Rae's keen investigative skills have led her down the right path--and directly into the dragon's mouth--leaving Liam no choice but to protect her. As the danger increases, the past they both tried to flee catches up to them, along with the feelings they once had for each other.

Bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Goddard plunges you into a fast-paced, high-stakes story of honor, forgiveness, and justice.

"Readers who like romance paired with outdoor adventure, as in the novels of Susan May Warren and Dani Pettrey, will be thrilled to discover a new adrenaline rush." --Booklist

Praise for the Uncommon Justice series

"Brace yourself. Elizabeth Goddard has a knack for leaving you breathless."--The Suspense Zone

Dani Pettrey

Danger Lurks Beneath the Surface in Dani Pettrey's Latest Novel

This July, bestselling author Dani Pettrey, is excited to announce the release of Book 2 in her romantic suspense Coastal Guardians series. THE CRUSHING DEPTHS follows a Coast Guard investigative team, where every wave has hidden peril and an old friendship may turn into something more...

When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are sent to take the case. But mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all. Was the man killed by one of the nearby environmental activists or, more frighteningly, a member of his own crew? Rissi and Mason have to sort through not only numerous suspects, but also their own haunted pasts and their attraction to each other. With a tropical storm on the way, they find themselves racing to discover the killer's identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.

"He didn't believe in curses, but even he had to admit the Dauntless seemed to beckon danger."

Dive in by ordering THE CRUSHING DEPTHS today!

Deb Marlowe

Do you love a Regency Romance?  Love passion, history,  hunky heroes in breeches and boots and the women of strength and spirit who capture their hearts?  Then enter Deb Marlowe's rich, Regency world!

Check out Deb's website for historical articles, all the info on her books, videos of historical recipes---and this month---the chance to win two autographed books from the Half Moon House series!

Interested in becoming one of Deb's Debutantes?  Members of the VIP reader group get first peeks at new covers and first reads of new releases.  They enjoy special games and prizes at each new release, Advanced Reader Copies and lots of fun between books, too!  Send Deb an email at if you are interested in joining!

Margaret Daley

If you are a member in Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program, I now have all ten books in the Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations in the KU program. You can binge read these for free if you are a member of KU.


Kate White

Are you looking for a great summer thriller/whodunit to read on your porch, deck, or while laying on a blanket in your backyard?  Then I think you'd love my new psychological thriller, HAVE YOU SEEN ME?

"As winning as the best of Mary Higgins Clark....Kate White's dagger-sharp, whip-smart new thriller Have You Seen Me Have? showcases the author at her formidable best." --A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

On a cold, rainy morning, personal finance journalist Ally Linden arrives at her office soaked to the bone, only to find she's forgotten her key card. When her boss shows up a short time later, he's shocked to see her because, he explains, she hasn't worked at the company in five years. Ally's in a fugue state and she has no idea how or why she ended up there.

As she tries desperately to figure out where she's been, it becomes more and more clear that something terrible happened in those forty-eight hours--and someone will stop at nothing to make sure she doesn't learn the truth.

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Madeline Hunter

When I started writing romances, they were set in the Middle Ages. Now, after many years away from the period, I have a new one. NEVER IF NOT NOW (coming 7/7) is a long novella, about half the length of one of my novels. Set in the 12th century at a tournament, it is part of a multi-author series, Midsummer Knights. The stories do not have a designated reading order, and all take place concurrently over one week.

NEVER IF NOT NOW is a second chance romance. Excerpt available on my website.

It might be midsummer when Zander arrives at the tournament, but there is winter in his soul. Battle-hardened and war-weary, he intends to amass spoils, win the champion's prize, and find a wealthy wife. Then he discovers that Elinor of York has accompanied her father to the tourney. He desired her as a youth, and soon learns that he still does. But whatever he will ever have of her will have to be seized in secret, before the tournament ends.

Elinor was born a lady, but she now sews for coin, and takes care of her lame, aging father, a knight who blames Zander for his diminished fortunes and health. She should ignore the handsome knight whom she teased when they were young, yet he evokes sweet memories, deep emotions, and a heart-wrenching dilemma--- Can she keep her father from issuing the challenge that will leave one of the men she loves dead?

Valerie J. Clarizio

The pre-order is up for A BRUSH WITH DEATH, the second book in my Crime and Passion Stalk City Hall series. The release date is scheduled for August 11, 2020!

CALL FOR REVIEWERS! I have 50 electronic advanced reader copies ready to go out! Who wants one?  Let me see those hands in the air! Please email me at if you are interested in reviewing A BRUSH WITH DEATH.

To prove his undying love and loyalty, he'll risk sacrificing her trust.


Ben Deprez has been secretly in love with Cori for years and knowing of her wounded heart has him waiting impatiently for the right time to make his move. Now is the time, and Cori seems receptive, but Ben's past still haunts him. He's never been that guy who can say or do the right thing when it comes to women. His divorce is proof.

Cori Pierre-Simon has had about all she can take working two jobs to support her family since her ex left without a trace ten years earlier. The last thing she needs is to get involved with another man who would surely disappoint her.

Just when Cori decides to open her heart to Ben, women he holds key information about turn up dead. Then, when she uncovers an unusual connection between Ben and another woman, she realizes she should have never trusted him and his womanizing ways.

When Cori's son finds himself in an illegal predicament, he turns to Ben for help. Ben answers the call for aid full-well knowing that in helping the teenager he will risk losing Cori's trust, the very thing he's worked hard to earn.  Ben is left hoping she loves him enough to forgive him for the decisions he's made to right the wrongs of her son and himself.

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Maggie Mae Gallagher

THE FIXER UPPER is now in Audible!

"Maggie Mae Gallagher writes with warmth and a wonderfully compelling voice - I loved The Fixer Upper!" --New York Times Bestselling Author Heather Graham

"Maggie Mae Gallagher makes the reader forget the actual words on the page so they can just enjoy the story as it unfolds." --Nancy Berland, NBPR, Inc. President

"This couple is in my top 10 all-time couples.  Yes, top 10.  Jordan and Noah (Shadow Dance-Julie Garwood), Eve and Roarke, Jack and Cathy Ryan (Tom Clancy), Wolf MacKenzie/Mary Elizabeth (MacKenzie's Mountain-Linda Howard), Drea/Simon (Death Angel by Linda Howard), Jaine/Sam (Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard), Raine/Zack (Sizzle & Burn-Jayne Ann Krentz) and Fallon/Isabella (In To Deep, Linda Howard) and now Abby and Nate." --Review, Harlie's Books

"Gallagher had me laughing one minute, wiping away tears the next, and vigorously fanning myself the one after that. She's hilarious and writes with so much heart as well as some delicious heat. I'll be returning to Echo Springs for as many books as she decides to write. This one has my 5-star, feel-good, enthusiastic recommendation." --Review, The Romance Dish


Connie Mann


It's here! The gorgeous, hot-off-the-press cover for book 2 of the Florida Wildlife Warriors series! For those anxiously awaiting Josh's story, this is it!

The e-book releases in Sept. and the print book will be out in Jan., 2021!

Both are already available for pre-order!

Sultry romantic suspense set in Florida's untamed wilderness...

When your heart's involved...
If you dare venture beyond Disney's magic and Miami's high-rises, you'll find yourself in Florida's untamed wilderness. A bush pilot and officer for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Josh Tanner is one of the tough cops needed to manage these rugged areas. And the minute he finds Delilah Atwood deep in the woods without a good explanation, he knows something is very wrong...

All the stakes are raised...
Delilah barely escaped her ultra-fundamental militia family years ago. Now she's back to save her sixteen-year-old sister, and no government man is going to stop her. Josh isn't going to stand by and watch Delilah risk her life, but unless he can get her to trust him, she may end up being the next victim.

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Desiree Holt

Join Desiree Holt's Facebook reader group, Desiree's Darlings, for exclusive weekly giveaways, book fun, and guest authors. Join here!

COWBOYS FOR A CAUSE featuring Desiree Holt.

If you climb in the saddle, be ready to ride...

Over twenty-five of your favorite bestselling and award-winning authors, including Desiree Holt, have rustled up some sizzling, Grade-A, top quality cowboys for you to enjoy in this epic western romance anthology, which benefits Covid19 Relief.

Sheri Richey

A BELL IN THE GARDEN, Spicetown Mystery Book 2

When the owner of a new business digs up buried bones on opening day, the rumor mill in Spicetown comes alive!

Mayor Cora Mae Bingham and Police Chief Conrad Harris are faced with the Chamber of Commerce President on a rampage, the sweet biscotti-baking neighbor living a lie, the notorious town floozy being misunderstood and everyone in town speculating about who is missing.

Figuring out who the bones belong to will open up the cold cases in Spicetown and unearth all the old gossip that was never truly buried. Cora Mae and Chief Harris learn a few things about their fellow citizens along the way.

Christina Dodd

I have three deadly problems:
1. I've seriously offended a maniacal killer.
2. I just had a bullet removed from my brain.
3. My new daughter is growing up too fast---and she's in the line of fire.

Living on an obscure, technology-free island off California means safety from the murderer who hunts Kellen Adams and her new family.... Or does it? Family time becomes terror-time, and at last, alone, Kellen faces a killer playing a cruel game. Only one can survive, and Kellen knows who must win...and who must die.

STRANGERS SHE KNOWS, a thriller by New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd, just released in mass market paperback with reduced ebook prices. Click to read an excerpt and for buy links.

Stacy Finz

To coincide with the release of Stacy Finz's COWBOY STRONG, COWBOY TOUGH--the second book in the acclaimed Dry Creek Ranch trilogy--is only 99 cents on Kindle Unlimited. Jace is the county sheriff who's suffered terrible loss and Charlotte is fleeing from an abusive relationship. But when gentle Jace and his kids offer the kind of sanctuary Charlotte never imagined possible, it's hard to keep running. Soon the two wary strangers are becoming friends, and longing to open their hearts to more---if they can move beyond the pain of their pasts . . .

With all three Dry Creek Ranch books out this July, the Dalton cousins have got you covered for your next binge read.

Tracy Brogan

I'm thrilled by the response from readers for THE NEW NORMAL! It's currently #1 on Amazon in Divorce Fiction and #15 for Romantic Comedy!!

Need a book for your next vacation (or stay-cation at home?) Here you go!

"Brogan's voice is distinct and irresistible, offering both laugh-out-loud scenarios and moments of poignancy as Carli and Ben wade through the murky waters of divorce and single parenthood. Supportive neighbors enhance the hilarity and add a sense of community sure to tug at the heartstrings. This sweet romance is a joy." - Publishers Weekly

Stella Riley


The writing is brilliant. The dialogue is intelligent, with a lot of humor. The plot is fascinating with no foolish misunderstandings or miscommunications. A perfect blend of history, mystery and romance. I can't express how much I loved it! -- Audible 5* Review

Alex Wyndham skillful narration once again brings the characters to life and keeps you on the edge of your seat. He inhabits the characters, adding nuance to each one. -- Audible 5* Review

Stella Riley understands how to immerse the reader in a time period while providing extensive detail into the characters mindsets. This includes the singular ability to create romantic scenes that, while tastefully done, involve plenty of steaminess and the build-up of beautifully written love stories. This makes her an all time favorite writer bringing historical fiction and romance together in one exquisite package of entertainment. -- Audible 5* Review

Alex Wyndham's interpretation of this beautifully written story kept me up nights listening to "just a few more minutes," repeatedly. -- Audible 5* Review

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