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  • Donnell Ann Bell

    Donnell Ann Bell is a two-time Golden Heart® finalist who previously worked for a weekly business newspaper and a parenting magazine before turning to fiction. Her debut novel THE PAST CAME HUNTING became an Amazon digital bestseller, reaching #6 on Amazon’s paid overall list. DEADLY RECALL, her second-single title, reached #1 as an e-book on Amazon’s paid overall list. Additionally, BETRAYED and BURIED AGENDAS have been Amazon e-book best sellers. Traditionally published with Bell Bridge...

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  • Merrillee Whren

    Award Winning Author of Inspirational Romance

    Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Unpublished Manuscript given by Romance Writers of America. She has also won the 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Love Inspired of 2006, the Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie Award for Excellence, and the 2016 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. Merrillee’s writing journey has had as many stops along the way as her life’s journey. She wrote her...

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  • Tracy Brogan

    Tracy Brogan, author of the bestselling Bell Harbor and Trillium Bay series, is a two-time recipient of the Amazon Publishing Diamond award for sales exceeding one million copies, a three-time finalist for the RWA RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction, and a three-time winner of the Booksellers Best award. Her books have earned spots on both the Amazon and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers list, as well as the Kindle Top 100. Translated into numerous languages, her books are...

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  • Lisa Wells

    Lisa Wells writes romantic comedy with enough steam to fog your eyeglasses, your brain, and sometimes your Kindle screen. On the other hands, her eighty-year-old mother-in-law has read Lisa’s steamiest book and lived to offer her commentary. Which went something like this: You used words I’ve never heard of… She lives in Missouri with her husband and slightly-chunky rescue dog. Lisa loves dark chocolate, red wine, and those rare mornings when her skinny jeans fit. Which isn’t often,...

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  • Eileen Dreyer

    Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Eileen Dreyer is actually evil twins. Known as Kathleen Korbel to her Silhouette readers, she has published thirty-seven novels and novellas and 11 short stories in not only the various genres of romance (including historical, suspense, fantasy and contemporary) but suspense—most particularly medical forensic suspense, where she kills off the people who annoyed her when she worked as a trauma nurse She came to publishing from that world of...

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  • Valerie J. Clarizio

    Valerie Clarizio is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and extremely spoiled cat. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in...

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October News

Barbara Longley

Are you attending Book Lovers Con in Nashville, TN this coming March? Three fabulous authors and I are hosting a lottery event called PIN YOUR HEART ON A HERO! Sandra Owens, Nancy Naigle, Valerie Clarizio and Barbara Longley will be your hosts and as you play *our* version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, using cardboard life-size hunks. There will be swag and prizes! Join us!

Kat Martin

What are readers saying about THE DECEPTION?

"This 'Maximum Security' suspense story is an intense, emotionally gripping and riveting tale."

"I couldn't put this one down, suspense, thrills, mystery and a whole lot of action. A story that grabs hold of you and doesn't let go from the very beginning to the end."

"Great love story entwined around a fabulous suspense story!"

"Once again, Kat Martin gives us another exciting thriller. If you enjoy action, suspense, romance and intense crime thrillers, you should read anything by Kat Martin."

"As always, Kat Martin delivers a fantastic romantic-suspense that has you weeping and cheering. Lots to love about this book and nothing to hate."

"This book keep me on the edge of my seat...there is murder, human trafficking, violence, mystery, angst, laughs, tears and steam all to finally get to a Happily Ever After!"

"The story line was entertaining from beginning to end. It had action, high stakes scenarios, heart stopping moments, and passion."

"Her characters are like friends you never knew you had. You can feel their emotions and almost think what they are thinking. I did not want it to end!"

I hope you'll watch for THE DECEPTION!



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Cathryn Marr

October is the perfect time to pick up a romance that's a little on the darker side. Escape into a world of fallen angels, crystal children, and other fascinating beings this month in Cathryn Marr's incredible, debut paranormal romance novel, SOUL KEEPER.

In SOUL KEEPER, Luc is a supernatural outcast resigned to being shunned by humans and vampires alike. 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 a new purpose in his endless existence as he partners with Aurora to defeat the darkness and evil that surrounds them?

Find out more about this fascinating new author duo on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up to receive their newsletter at  Make sure to enter the monthly contest on Cathryn Marr's site. They're giving away a gorgeous Swarovski bookmark, angel feather earrings, and designer perfume from Thierry Mugler!

Janna MacGregor

New Regency Novella Coming this Month!

Award-winning author Janna MacGregor joins historical romance novelists Shana Galen and Minerva Spencer in a fabulous new anthology, THE BACHELORS OF BOND STREET.  Bond Street is famous for its elite clubs, fashionable shops and successful businesses. Now meet the bachelors who've made Bond Street their domain. Are these gentlemen as lucky in love as they are in business? Pre-order the anthology now from Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, or Kobo, and start reading October 11!

Tea with the Author to Support Literacy!

Meet Janna October 27 for the Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas in Texas. There are still a few tickets available for the fundraiser dinner, although Janna's table is already sold out. For more details, visit

Find out more about Janna's most recent release, ROGUE MOST WANTED, and the rest of her Cavensham Heiresses series at And don't forget to connect with the author on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, because she loves to interact with readers. Better yet, join Janna's Ladies of Langham Hall Facebook group, and join the conversation today.

Elizabeth Goddard

The wait is over. ALWAYS LOOK TWICE releases for your reading pleasure October 1st! That means today is the last day to pre-order your copy---digital or print---for a chance to receive a bookplate with my signature, a beautiful bookmark, screen locks for your tablet or phone, and best of all a gorgeous tote bag! (While supplies last!)

". . . is an action-packed romantic suspense novel filled with unpredictable plot twists and well-written characters." Nicole, Goodreads

"Talk about the edge of your seat, yes, this one will grab you right from the beginning . . ." Maureen, Goodreads

Pre-order then put your purchase information here.

At the advice of her therapist, homicide survivor Harper Reynolds has traded her job as a crime scene photographer for a more peaceful life taking photographs of the natural world. But her hopes for a life surrounded by the serenity of the outdoors are dashed when she inadvertently captures a murder being committed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

In this suspenseful page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps you on the edge of your seat as you discover that uncommon justice lies just on the other side of fear.

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock's November release, THE REBEL, is the first book in her new Dynasties: Mesa Falls series and it's available for pre-order now. Read a sample here and get to know the hot heroes and juicy secrets of Mesa Falls Ranch!  Stop by Joanne's blog for a chance to win an advance copy of THE REBEL, and don't forget to check out Joanne's holiday story, A CHANCE THIS CHRISTMAS.

Tee O'Fallon


Secrets will tear them apart.

ATF Special Agent Eric Miller and his explosives detecting K-9, Tiger, pull over a truck, the contents of which are explosive. Literally. More shocking, the driver is the kid brother of a woman he left behind. One who still haunts his days and his nights.

They'd never so much as kissed, but Tess McTavish never forgot the handsome, dangerous agent who vanished in a shroud of mystery. Now the last thing she needs is an ATF agent with his own agenda. Doesn't matter that Tess and her brother are innocent. If Eric learns the truth of their past, they'll never be free.

Eric's drive for revenge against the man who targeted him and his colleagues in a deadly explosion still burns hot inside him. Another bomb is about to be detonated and he's sure there's a connection between that man...and Tess's family. But Eric and Tiger will do everything they can to protect the woman he's falling for from what's coming...

DARK 'N' DEADLY releases October 21, 2019 and is available now for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Google. Check out books 1 and 2 of this series, LOCK 'N' LOAD and ARMED 'N' READY.

Contest - This month, Tee is giving away one e-copy of LOCK 'N' LOAD. Enter here for a chance to win!

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Lyn Cote

Do you enjoy a suspenseful read with a inspirational message? If you do you should check out Susan Sleeman's THE SUSPENSE ZONE blog.  I've just done an interview there and am offering one ebook copy of my latest romance with a touch of mystery. A HEART OF STONE might be just the end of summer book you're wanting to read. Why not drop by and enter the giveaway?

A baby girl's future hangs in the balance~when Cash's only sister leaves guardianship to her best friend instead of him. Unwilling to take the matter to court, Cash and Jane face the situation. Jane lives in a small northwoods town while Cash owns a Chicago multi-million dollar construction company. Share custody of a toddler--how? Much to Jane's dismay, Cash finds a way. Jane's secretly in love with Cash but he only sees her as an obstacle. And after his mother's abandonment and a failed engagement, he has a heart of stone. Will Jane hold so tightly to the baby that Cash finally loses patience and sues for custody or will Cash open his heart to Jane and all the love she has to give him?

Meg Tilly

Tuesday, October 1, HIDDEN COVE, the third sexy, edgy, romantic suspense novel in my Solace Island series, makes its debut! I'm eager to hear what you think of widowed art gallery owner, Zelia Thompson, and crime fiction novelist Gabe Conaghan's story. Gabe's meddling parents provide comic relief from the danger and drama, while Zelia strives to prove her friend, Alexus Feinstein, didn't die of a drug overdose as reported. Zelia and Gabe work furiously to solve the murder. It's a race against the clock, as the killer has already earmarked Zelia as his next victim. My gratitude to Abby Yoder, who said of HIDDEN COVE on Goodreads, "This reminds me of Mary Higgins Clark---that twisty page turning suspense with a good solid love story mixed in."  I'm thrilled to be signing at an October 26, 2019 event at Turn the Page Bookstore, owned by Bruce Wilder, who also happens to be married to the talented, prolific Nora Roberts, whom I've long read and admired. I'll be signing with Nora, Katherine Center, Susan Mallery, Lee Tobin McClain, Carrie Ann Ryan, Sherry Thomas and local authors John Bede and A.B. Gibson. Not able to join us? Order your copy of HIDDEN COVE today!

Merrillee Whren

Pre-order for a reduced price of 99 cents.

A PLACE TO FIND LOVE, Front Porch Promises series, book 6

Whitney Hamilton wants to put her past behind her and make the best of her current circumstances, a high demand job and caring for her mother, who has dementia. But Whitney's newest coworker, Jeremy Cunningham, is a constant reminder of her foolish past.

Jeremy wants to show the world he is his own man, but that may prove difficult as he steps into his brother's old job. The biggest obstacle to his success is Whitney, his brother's former girlfriend, a source of discord for his family.

When Whitney and Jeremy find themselves attracted to each other, there are so many reasons, old and new, to keep them from revealing their feelings for each other.

Will a long-kept secret finally bring them together?

Anna J. Stewart

Travel. Discover. Learn.

Anna J Stewart is thrilled to be joining authors Beverly Jenkins, Kayla Perrin, and Melinda Curtis along with long-time Harlequin Editor Kathryn Lye on Heart's Kiss Magazine's inaugural writing conference cruise January 28 - February 2, 2020. Authors and readers welcome. Limited to 50 attendees. Information and registration available at

Anna will also be attending the Emerald City RWA conference October 18-20, 2019, where she'll be presenting her new workshop MOTIVATION: The Missing Link.

Sheila Kell

When deception leads to vengeance, it's only your heart you can trust.

The verdict is in. You've made EVENING SHADOWS a success!

"Wow, after a hiatus Sheila Kell comes back with a "bang." This book is stuffed with fast paced action, a touch of mystery, romance and is spun into an exciting, unputdownable read."
- Linda D., Goodreads 5 Star Review

Revisit the HIS family as the team members earn their own stories. Ken Patrick kicks off the Agents of HIS series -- a spinoff of the HIS series -- in EVENING SHADOWS.

When his life depends on the woman who holds secrets, can he trust their love will be enough for her to seek the truth? In Sheila Kell's thrilling novel of deception and second chances, two operatives embark on a dangerous journey that will test them as agents, friends, and lovers.

EVENING SHADOWS is a standalone novel. Click here to download your copy. Read for free on Kindle Unlimited.

Dara Girard

The entire Fortune Brothers series including the latest book, AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT, is now available in large print.

Unemployed free spirit, Desiree Foster, doesn't think a little white lie will cause any trouble.

But when her lie catches the eye of the handsome Maximillian "Max" Duchamp she soon discovers tiny fibs can have surprising consequences.

Get your copy here.

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Maggie Mae Gallagher

Maggie Mae Gallagher will be signing her latest releases, THE FIXER UPPER, and LONE SURVIVOR by Anya Summers at Li'l Book Bug in Lancaster, California on Sunday, October 27th from 1-4 pm.

Debbie Mason

Join us this week on social media as we celebrate the release of the last full-length novel in the Harmony Harbor series. CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY HARBOR releases on Tuesday, October 1!

Three Christmas wishes. Two total opposites. One magical holiday.

It's Evangeline Christmas's favorite time of the year, but instead of wrapping presents and decking the halls, she's worrying about saving her year-round holiday shop from powerful real estate developer Caine Elliot. Although the town has rallied around Evie, her attempts to stop Caine have been in vain. Now she's risking everything on an unusual proposition she hopes the wickedly handsome CEO can't refuse...

How hard can it be to fulfill three wishes from the Angel Tree in Evie's shop? Caine's certain he'll win and the property will be his by Christmas Eve. Yet bringing joy to others also brings back the biggest disappointments in Caine's own holidays past and challenges him to forgive and forget in order to enjoy the present festivities. But just as he dares to dream that Evie could be his Christmas future, a secret from Caine's childhood threatens their merrily-ever-after.

Includes the bonus story, One Night in Christmas!

Alexa Aston

DEFENDING THE DUKE is Book 4 in my new Regency Historical Romance Series The St. Clairs. Pre-order it now from Amazon for 99 cents. It releases October 8 and can be read as a standalone. The price will go up soon after release day.

Can love grow between a reluctant duke and an illegitimate shop girl?

Anthony Godwin returns from war to find he is the new Duke of Linfield, a title he never wanted since his father gave him away twenty years ago.

Laurel Wright grows up in poverty, only to learn she is the illegitimate daughter of a deceased duke. The new duke welcomes her into the family, launching her into society. Unfortunately, Laurel is caught in a compromising position and must wed quickly.

Anthony tries to keep his distance but finds his new duchess irresistible. Will they be able to put the past behind them and allow their passion to grow into love?

Pre-order DEFENDING THE DUKE from Amazon

The St. Clairs will wrap up with December's SUDDENLY A ST. CLAIR, releasing December 3.

DEVOTED TO THE DUKE (St. Clairs Book 1) is now available in audio!


J. S. Scott


All it takes is a little friction to turn up the heat in the third Accidental Billionaires novel by New York Times bestselling author J.S. Scott.

Like his brothers and sisters, Seth Sinclair went from blue-collar to billionaire overnight, and he's decided to invest in what he knows best: construction. There's only one thing in his way---the endangered birds nesting on a piece of prime beachfront real estate. And fighting for the birds is Riley Montgomery, a stubborn, pain-in-the-ass, drop-dead-gorgeous environmental lawyer. The worst part? Seth will do anything to keep her around---even if it means hiring her to be his fake girlfriend.

With a cause to fight for, Riley agrees to Seth's scheme. If she keeps the superficial women away from Seth, then he'll leave the wildlife sanctuary alone. But pretending to be his girlfriend comes with ground rules: No ass grabbing. And absolutely no sex. Ever. The problem? The sexual tension sizzles when they're together.

Seth isn't so keen on Riley's rules, but he'll keep his word, at least until she decides otherwise. But bringing Riley into his circle has brought her past back to haunt her in ways that neither of them expected. Now it's less about broken rules and more about broken hearts, and Seth will do whatever it takes to protect the woman he loves.

Valerie J. Clarizio

I'm so thrilled to announce that I will be at the 2020 Book Lovers Con in Nashville, Tennessee! I'd love for you to join me for this fun-filled experience.

In celebration of my second month as a Writerspace author, I'm giving away three copies of my latest romantic suspense novel, THE CODE ENFORCER, and a $25 e-gift card. I invite you to check out my October contest.

A bit about me, I deliver Romance with a side of snark. A bit about Investigator Markie Pearson, the heroine in THE CODE ENFORCER, she delivers a lot of snark to super-hot Bryce Hawk. A bit about Bryce, the city's property maintenance administrator, he doesn't need the crap that gorgeous investigator is delivering, nor be listed as her number one murder suspect. He has enough problems already as he struggles to get past the traumatic injury that ended his military career.

Why is this book/series set at city hall? Well, guess what...I work at city hall in a small Wisconsin town, which gives me insight into the workings of municipal management---and into the hearts, minds and wicked sense of humor of the heroes in a local police department.

Julie Johnstone

Audio Available Now!

Fate bound them together, but love will set them free.

With no chance of escape...

When Patience Kincaide learns she's being forced to wed for a third time. Since both her previous husbands were shockingly cruel, and she holds no hope this time will be different, especially since the man is known as the Savage Slayer. Her plan to keep his away is simple: pretend she's crazy. But what happens when the man she thinks she wed turns out to be hiding a passion she didn't believe possible and tenderness she never dreamed existed?

The best laid plans...

Highlander Brodee Blackswell left home to serve as the enforcer for the King of Scots, longing to one day govern his own lands and castle. And now that Brodee has become a legendary warrior, the king grants him exactly that. But even rewards have a price. The castle comes with a broken, albeit beautiful, lass he must wed. Yet for a man with no desire to marry, a woman lost in her own world might just be the best possible option.

May be their undoing...

Dangers they never conceived consume them, threatening their fragile, newfound trust. Their only hope of survival is to shed their meticulously crafted masks and relinquish the pain of the past to embrace the promise of healing, enduring love.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

TITLE RELEASE! DANCE AWAY WITH ME by New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips is coming June 9, 2020 and is now available for pre-orders. "The hero and heroine of DANCE AWAY WITH ME are caught in an impossible situation that has touched my heart in a thousand ways. Tess Hartsong, is the kind of heroine I most enjoy creating, a woman who's hiding so much pain underneath her sass. And you won't be surprised to know that Ian North is another difficult SEP hero because, let's face it, where's the pleasure in reading about someone uncomplicated? There are a host of intriguing secondary characters, too, each with his/her own agenda."---Susan Elizabeth Phillips

$1.99 ebook sale! The fan-favorite contemporary romance, AIN'T SHE SWEET? is on sale for a limited time. AIN'T SHE SWEET? is a story of courage and redemption. . . of friendship and laughter. . . of love and the possibility of happily-ever-after. Sale ends October 1. Don't miss out on this fabulous ebook deal! Also available in print and audio.

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