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July News

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Chicago Stars romcom, WHEN STARS COLLIDE by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, is coming for the first time in trade paperback format July 5th! If you've been waiting for the paperback, your wait is over!

Thaddeus Walker Bowman Owens, the backup quarterback for the Chicago Stars, is a team player, talented sideline coach, occasional male underwear model, and a man with a low tolerance for Divas.

Olivia Shore, international opera superstar, is a driven diva with a passion for perfection, a craving for justice, too many secrets---and a monumental grudge against the egotistical, lowbrow jock she's been stuck with.

It's Mozart meets Monday Night Football! Tender and funny, passionate and insightful, this irresistible romantic adventure proves that when two superstars collide...anything can happen.

Read an excerpt here. Order your copy today!.

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Robyn Carr

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr would like to welcome you back to Virgin River! SECOND CHANCE PASS is being reissued on July 12th in trade paperback with a beautiful new cover inspired by the Netflix Virgin River Series. In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son---breaking her heart while filling it with a whole new kind of love. Paul Haggerty, Matt's his best friend, has secretly been in love with Vanessa for years, and is about to make his move. With courage, humility and meddling from the good folks of Virgin River, Vanni and Paul might just get a second chance to have the love they both desire and deserve.

Speaking of Virgin River... Season 4 of the Virgin River TV series will drop on Netflix on July 20th! You still have time to binge watch the first three seasons if you're late to the party or rewatch as a refresher. Catch up with Jack and Mel and all your Virgin River friends, and let's hope for some happy resolutions to the many cliffhangers. Grab your favorite snack and let the bingeing begin!

Claire Marti

Start Claire's award-winning Pacific Vista Ranch series for FREE!

NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU is FREE on all platforms. Meet the McNeill sisters and their stepbrothers, who all find love in Southern California!

When Holt Ericsson struts into Samantha McNeill's secluded California horse farm, sparks fly. She doesn't care how gorgeous he is----she wants him gone after he threatens to pull her family back into the paparazzi filled world they escaped from over a decade ago.

Holt knows Sam hates him on sight and the feeling is becoming mutual. But his entire career is riding on a favor from Sam's legendary film director father. No way will he allow one irritating, sexy redhead to stand in his way.

Sam intends to fight him at every turn...if only her heart didn't race when they're together. Holt does his best to steer clear of her...except all he wants to do is hold her close. The sizzling attraction between them is either going to burn up the sheets or burn down the ranch...

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Dara Girard

Dark Love: Five Story Collection launches my second Kickstarter Campaign.

For the first time, this collection will be available in paperback with a brand new cover.

It features five women who discover that love---maternal, romantic, and familial---comes with a cost.

I hope you'll check out this campaign (even if only to look at the video).

Find out more here.

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Connie Mann

BEYOND RISK IS FREE in e-Book through July 2nd!

If you haven't read this romantic suspense with all the feels, I hope you will grab a copy today! And maybe tell a friend or six?

Here's the cover blurb:

The river runs wild
Former Fish & Wildlife Officer Charlotte "Charlee" Tanner still carries the guilt of a tragic drowning accident that occurred on her watch. She hoped moving back home to the wilds of central Florida would provide a safe haven-until she learns the death was no accident, and she's the intended target.

But no wilder than their passion
Tough and decisive, Lieutenant Hunter Boudreau loves his new job as a law enforcement officer with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Charlee is his best friend, so when she comes under fire, he's not letting her out of his sight until the killer is caught. But Charlee won't sit by and let anyone else die for her.

As danger closes in and Charlee and Hunter's attraction threatens to consume them, Charlee has to decide if she can trust Hunter. And to save Charlee, Hunter will have to trust her, too.

You can get your copy here: BEYOND RISK

Alexa Aston

MADE FOR THE MARQUESS releases July 6 and is the fourth book in my Regency Second Sons of London.

Percival Perry becomes the Marquess of Kingston and longs for companionship. Araminta Nicholls' come-out was delayed and the personable beauty is ready to make up for lost time. When she is meets a shy marquess---and kisses him---she knows he is the one.

Percy grows to love Minta but believes he's damaged goods. But Minta is a fighter---and she isn't going anywhere.

Can Minta convince Percy that opposites can make for a wonderful marriage---and that love can conquer any problem they face?

COMING HOME: A SMALL TOWN ROMANCE releases July 19 and is Book 3 in my Maple Cove contemporary romance series.

Maple Cove. Ainsley Robinson lands on his radar and sparks fly---until one of Jackson's former clients decides to upend their world.

Will Jackson be able to protect Ainsley from a deranged psychopath---or will he lose the only woman he's ever loved---along with his own life?

*Both romances can be read for free with Kindle Unlimited!

Lyn Cote

The FINAL DAY of OMINOUS MIDSUMMER ebook for $2.99. LAST DAY it will be available on all online retailers. Also available in PAPERBACK. Everyone calls her "the girl who had amnesia." Though Jessie has found a safe place in the small town of Winfield on the rugged shore of Lake Superior, the past still haunts her. And her best friend Chad carries his own "family" baggage. Then a violent attack on his great uncle shatters their peace. And his ex-con father is nowhere to be found -- -- kidnapped? Why? As the mystery unfolds, Jessie and Chad draw closer. Will these best friends admit they've become more than friends?

Another clean and wholesome mystery romance that you'll find "impossible to put down" with family drama and the hope of redemption by Carol Award-winning author Lyn Cote.

OMINOUS MIDSUMMER is the FINAL book in the Northern Shore Intrigue series but it's a complete book, no cliffhangers. Don't delay. The sale ends today.

Denise Hunter

Bestselling author Denise Hunter is excited to share that her new novel MULBERRY HOLLOW has been on bestsellers lists for two months straight! She's so grateful to her loyal readers for their support and encouragement.

Her novel from last summer, BOOKSHOP BY THE SEA, is officially her all-time best selling book. This stand-alone beach read is enjoying another active season of sales. 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.  Learn more at

Kate White

It has been a couple of days since the release of my sixteenth suspense novel, THE SECOND HUSBAND (June 28), a gripping, twisty psychological thriller about a woman whose seemingly perfect second marriage is rocked when the police begin to reinvestigate the brutal murder of her first husband.

Sarah Pekkanen NY Times bestselling co-author of The Golden Couple, says...

"THE SECOND HUSBAND is a terrific book...intricately plotted and suspenseful... packed with surprises and a nail-biting conclusion."

To pre-order, simply click one of the links here.
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Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock is thrilled to share her Alter Ego series beginning with MY DOUBLE LIFE on July 19, 2022, and continuing on August 2nd with MY SECRET FANTASIES. These fun and flirty books were originally published as Harlequin Blaze titles, but Joanne has revamped the first-person romances for readers who may have missed the stories. If you enjoy romances with a hint of romantic comedy, these are must-reads! Pre-order MY DOUBLE LIFE now.

Also, Joanne's Return to Catamount series continues for Harlequin Desire this month when ONE COLORADO NIGHT arrives in stores on June 28. Reuniting with an ex results in a reawakening of passion---and a baby on the way! Be sure to visit Joanne's website for release day giveaways and don't forget that her reader group on Facebook is a fun place to win advance copies of her books.

Cheyenne McCray

ROSES & RODEO is FREE for a limited time!

Danica isn't about to get involved with a bull rider. Men who put themselves in that kind of danger aren't for her. Creed wants Danica from the moment he spots her after a bull riding event. She's beautiful, intelligent, and sexy, and her attempts to put him off only make him want her more. That is until an emotionally devastating event happens and she knows she can never trust him again.

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Lucy Monroe

Do you read Harlequin Presents by Lucy Monroe? Then you won't want to miss her July 12th Indie release: HER OFF LIMITS PRINCE.

The last thing Blythe wants is to join the royal family, but the sizzling tension between her and Prince Tor of Tapt Oyer is about to explode and all her good intentions with it. Check it out here.

Lucy loves to chat with readers and hopes you'll join the conversation on one of her many social media platforms. (They can all be found on her website

Dani Pettrey

On Sale Now! Get ready for the release of THE DEADLY SHALLOWS (July 5, 2022) with books one and two in the Coastal Guardians series!

For a limited time, get THE KILLING TIDE and THE CRUSHING DEPTHS on sale!

These are the perfect books to add to your summer TBR list before the release of THE DEADLY SHALLOWS!

Deb Marlowe

We are thrilled to announce that SUNFLOWER SEASON, the beautiful anthology created to help the citizens of Ukraine, is now LIVE on all platforms! 70 authors of Historical Romance bring you a collection of short tales and all proceeds go to charity to help the citizens of Ukraine.

Sheila Roberts

I am happy to say that SAND DOLLAR LANE, my new beach read, has sat for a nice, long time on the Publishers Weekly best-seller list. I'm currently hard at work on the next installment of the Moonlight Harbor series, which is going to feature an all-girl band called The Mermaids. I went to Nashville to do some research and reacquaint myself with my old stomping grounds. Boy, has the city changed! I certainly will have a lot of "Nash Vegas" flavor to add to my work in progress, which will be out next spring.

Jayne Ann Krentz

Calling all dust bunny fans!  Jayne Castle's next Harmony book, SWEETWATER & THE WITCH, will be out in September and is available for pre-order now. Harriet, the new dust bunny, is a pen collector--hey, everyone needs a hobby.  Not familiar with Jayne's clever, scene-stealing dust bunnies yet? You have all summer to catch up with Jayne's Harmony books before SWEETWATER & THE WITCH releases this fall.

Deb Kastner

I'm sitting in the hospital room while my daughter Katie labors. Soon our new little miss Emily Rose will be here! We haven't had a baby in the house for over ten years, so we're super excited to welcome the little one. And speaking of little ones, Harlequin is reissuing THE SOLDIER'S SWEETHEART in a two-for-one with Jolene Navarro called THE TEXAS SOLDIER'S MATCH. And please celebrate with me...THE MARINE'S MISSION is a finalist in the Faith, Hope, and Love Readers Choice Awards! Fun times!

Valerie J. Clarizio

I'm super excited to let everyone know that I'll be attending Book Lovers Con in Houston, Texas, from August 11-14, 2022.

Book Lovers Con is designed with readers in mind. It is the perfect place to meet up with your favorite authors, discover new-to-you authors, and forge relationships with fellow Book Lovers. BLC opens with a Kick-Off Party and ends with a Brunch & Bubbly farewell breakfast, perfect opportunities for readers and authors to connect!

There's still time to register! I hope to see you there!

One last thing, I'd love if you would follow me on Bookbub.

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