Connie Mann is a licensed boat captain and loves writing romantic suspense stories set in Florida’s small towns and unspoiled wilderness. She is the author of BEYOND RISK, (Florida Wildlife Warriors #1), the Safe Harbor series (TANGLED LIES, HIDDEN THREAT, DEADLY MELODY), as well as ANGEL FALLS and TRAPPED! She has lived in seven different states but this weather wimp has happily called warm, sunny Florida home for more than twenty years. When she’s not dreaming up plotlines, you’ll find...Read More
When I was younger, I watched this amazing animated series and then devoured the Jack McKinney novelizations. Somewhere along the way, I realized that the part I would discuss with my friends wasn’t the cool technology, or the amazing action sequences — I was pulled into the wonderful, painful love triangle between Lisa, Rick and Lynn Minmei. All that setting, and there is plenty, only mattered as to how it drove the characters together and apart. And thus an SFR aficionado was born.When...Read More
Tess Thompson Romance…hometowns and heartstrings.Warning. Tess Thompson books will make you laugh, cry and remind you what it’s like to fall in love. Don’t purchase unless you like books about good people with ridiculously happy endings.Tess writes epic love stories with relatable characters set in small towns. Some of her books have suspense, others a mystery, and a few are set in the past. Like a reader said recently, “Tess Thompson books give you more than just a romance.”She...Read More
Coming in January is my new book, THE CONSPIRACY. Thought I'd share the review from Publishers Weekly.
"Martin keeps the twists and turns coming in the sensuous and spirited first Maximum Security romantic thriller. Heiress and clothing designer Harper Winston is worried about her brother, Michael, who went missing after embarking on a solo sailing trip. She hires Chase Garrett, her brother's former friend, to find him. At breakneck speed, Harper and Chase move into the crosshairs of the mercenaries who kidnapped Michael and his new girlfriend; during the rescue, Harper kills the cousin of an abusive crime boss, who targets her for revenge.
Martin throws Harper's drug lord father and an unexpected parentage reveal into the mix. Interspersed with the bursts of terror are red-hot sex scenes, during which both Harper and Chase try not to fall in love (and fail, of course). Harper's a determined, smart protagonist, and the same can be said for sexy, loyal hero Chase. Harper and Michael's father is almost cartoonishly evil and it's fun to cheer for his downfall. Readers will find it hard to wait for the next book in this tantalizing series about detectives, bodyguards, and bounty hunters."
USA Today recently reviewed SOLACE ISLAND, calling my first Berkley Books romance novel "... a romantic thriller with a clever ending. You may think you know exactly where the story is going, but looks, and people, can be deceiving." Thank you, USA Today!
When you're making your holiday gift list, I hope you'll consider giving SOLACE ISLAND to anyone on your list who enjoys the kind of book I write and like to read! (SOLACE ISLAND is available in print, digital and audiobook formats. You'll find links to online retailers on my website.)
Also in the news is the interview conducted by my publishing house you'll find on YouTube, which provides insight into what inspires me and why I am honored to write in this entertaining genre.
Whatever holiday you observe, here's wishing you warm, memorable times with your family and friends---and a bit of spoil-me time to do what makes you happy, like read!
Do you know the way to San Jose...California?
Please join me on Sunday December 16th for LocalLit 2018 at the San Jose Public Library! I'll be there---with lots of other Bay Area authors---to sell and sign copies of my award-winning historical mystery FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER.
Gilded Age New Orleans is overrun with prostitutes, pornographers, and a malicious Jack the Ripper copycat. Can ambitious typewriting teacher Fanny Newcomb outwit the corrupt police to identify the fearful menace known as the Irish Channel Ripper?
Are you looking for a great gift for the new college graduate in your life? Do you have friends who talk about retirement concerns? Would you like to give something that would be enjoyed all year? Pick up a copy of 52 WEEKS TO PROSPERITY from The RoadRunner Press! Each chapter covers a financial planning topic with a short exercise, so the reader can apply the information to his or her own life. With one chapter a week, they're finished in a year!
In other news, my podcast, "Ask Peggy Doviak About Your Finances" is now available on iTunes in addition to Castbox. The show provides stock market updates and analysis along with a discussion of the latest financial legislation, an explanation of financial planning topics, and questions from listeners. I hope you enjoy it!
Also, don't forget to check out my website, peggydoviak.com. Here, you can find my log, list of upcoming events, social media links, and the way to send me questions. I just might answer it in the podcast!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Best Wishes for a Prosperous 2019!
Hi, y'all! I hope your holiday season is off to a wonderful start. Books are always at the top of my Christmas shopping list because there are millions of them out there to choose from. If you have thriller and mystery lovers on your list, check out my series of supernatural Bliss House books. A haunted mansion, a hundred years of intrigue, ghosts, sex and murder...what's not to love? (Definitely for the 17+ readers on your list.) And be sure to pre-order my new domestic suspense novel, THE STRANGER INSIDE. Imagine coming home from a trip to find your key no longer fits the locks on your doors, and there's a strange man living in your house. A man who knows your darkest secret. Coming February 5th. (Read the first two chapters of The Stranger Inside, and order right here!) Be well, stay cozy, and have a beautiful, peaceful holiday season.
A VERY REGENCY CHRISTMAS
From the glittering ballrooms of the English nobility to the cozy countryside of Regency lords and ladies, cuddle up this Christmas with three swoon-worthy holiday tales filled with dashing heroes, bold heroines and epic true love from USA Today bestselling author Julie Johnstone!
THE REDEMPTION OF A DISSOLUTE EARL (Book 1)
SEASON FOR SURRENDER (Book 2)
IT'S IN THE DUKE'S KISS (Book 3)
*These long novellas have each been published previously as stand-alone titles with the same names.
Happy Holidays everyone! Here's wishing you a joyful, peaceful December. As 2018 comes to a close, take the opportunity to write down all the blessings for which you are grateful in your life. Whether 2018 has been your best year or your worst or somewhere in between, give thanks for the positive and leave the rest behind as we move into 2019.
I'm grateful for all the readers who allow me to do what I love: spin stories with happily-ever-afters. I'm thrilled to share that my latest book, NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU, was the winner of the Contemporary Division of the LERA Writer Contest. I'm shopping this story right now and hope to be able to bring my new Pacific Vista Ranch series to you in 2019.
If you haven't finished up my Finding Forever in Laguna series yet, all three books are available in eBook, paperback, and audiobook here:
SUNSET IN LAGUNA (Book 3)
AT LAST IN LAGUNA (Book 2)
SECOND CHANCE IN LAGUNA (Book 1)
See you next year!
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Wishing for the Next Shooting Stars Book?
Set in Nashville, Terri Osburn's WISHING ON A STAR is the third book in her Shooting Stars series about a country music label and the stars it represents. Jesse Gold is on her way to the top---if she can get the help of the right producer. Ash Shepherd is the right producer---but he's also someone from Jesse's past. Can they heal their past wounds to create a brighter future?
Pre-Order ASK ME TO STAY---Available March 5, 2019
Author Liza Teller has been hired to ghostwrite the memoir of Ray Wallis, an elderly stranger eager to share a very personal and surprising life story. The moment Liza arrives on beautiful Haven Island, she has to ask: out of all the semi-successful writers in the world with stalled careers, why her?
Kendall James, the dedicated ex-military man in Ray's employ, has the same question. But as suspicious as he is, Kendall can't help falling for the tempting outsider. And he isn't falling alone.
Thank you for a wonderful 2018! I've enjoyed interacting with readers and there have been so many great books to read this year! Plus, I love the influx of heart-warming holiday season stories at this time of year.
I have a FREE holiday season novella available -- A SCOT FOR CHRISTMAS -- as a thank you to my wonderful readers. You'll find the giveaway link on my website on my CONTEST page.
A SCOT FOR CHRISTMAS was a finalist in the Virginia Romance Holt Medallion Novella Section and a finalist in the Romance Writers of New Zealand prestigious Koru Award Novella section.
Here's to a happy holiday season for all, and a safe and prosperous 2019!
Read. Feel. Fall in Love.
HIDE WITH ME for the holidays with an awesome winter hideaway giveaway this month! My romantic thriller, inspired by the news stories I've covered as an anchor and reporter, is out in the world! It hit shelves Election Day and we hit the ground running with a busy book tour, starting with amazing launch parties in Tampa and Boston plus several high school visits. Please let me know if you're interested in me presenting at a school, bookstore, or book club by contacting me on my website sorbonibanerjee.com.
In HIDE WITH ME I tackle the issue of the drug trafficking movement in the southern United States through the lens of a group of teenagers who accidentally become tangled in its reaches. I can discuss themes of trust, friendship, first love, family, cultural identity, self-esteem, addiction, the immigrant experience, and the current political climate. I can lead workshops on how to write a strong story and find your authentic voice, how to balance pursuing your passion, with the need for a reliable career, and what steps to take to traditionally publish a book, or master public speaking.
This month's giveaway is a special "WINTER HIDEAWAY" soy candle that makes you want to cozy up to #hidewithme and read in a winter cabin -- notes of frosted mint leaf, coriander flurry with Arabian lavender, cedar wood and Baltic amber.
Join Joanne Rock on Tuesday, December 4th for Christmas giveaways during the 12 Days of Desire at the Harlequin Desire Authors Facebook page and-- starting at 5pm Eastern time-- a Christmas release party for the Tule Book Club group. Joanne is also excited to share her new, updated version of LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS, book 1 in her Road to Romance series, which features a new prologue and more bonus scenes. If you've already downloaded this one, be sure to request the update on her Snow Globe-winning holiday story!
RELEASE!: A WALKER BROTHERS NOVEL (The Walker Brothers Book 1)
Trace and Eva's story:
My name is Eva Morales, and I was one step away from being homeless when Trace Walker came into my life. I want to hate him because of my past, but I end up making what I consider a "devil's bargain" with the arrogant young billionaire instead. Really, I have no choice. It's either take the work he's offering or starve, and I've been hungry long enough.
I didn't think being his fake fiancee for the holidays would be a difficult job, but it ends up more complicated than I ever imagined, and I see a whole new side of Trace once he lets his guard down. He's haunted by his past--just like me, But there are things I can never tell him, secrets I don't dare reveal.
Eventually, I find myself in a difficult situation because our volatile attraction to each other won't be denied. Should I tell him the truth, or do I finish the job he's paying me for and walk away with my secrets still hidden, my pride still intact? He's paying me enough for this job to take care of myself once it's over. I've always been alone, and I always thought I preferred it...until I met Trace. I'd have to put everything on the line to be honest with him, but he very well might be the first man who is worth the risk. Honestly, I'd be endangering more than just my pride. I could handle feeling like a loser, because I've pretty much felt that way my entire life. What really terrifies me is being vulnerable and the possibility of ending up with a shattered heart....
The re-release of SPRING SHADOWS (Seasons of Love, Book 3) will be available at Amazon in ebook on December 11.
Lydia wasn't looking for love. Having just finalized a difficult divorce, she attended her best friend's destination wedding with a simple plan: to reconnect with old friends and take a much needed break from the stresses of single parenthood. But life had more in store for her. In AUTUMN GETAWAY, Book One of the Seasons of Love series, Lydia connected with charming, sensitive Sam over that weekend, and took a chance on someone new. Then, in WINTER HOPES, Sam and Lydia explored the excitement of blossoming romance. Even though their long distance relationship wasn't easy, in each other they found renewed hope, both overcoming past losses to learn to trust and love again. Now, in SPRING SHADOWS, Book Three of the series, Lydia and Sam move a few steps closer to lasting happiness. But it isn't all romance and roses. The realities of a long distance relationship held between Chicago and New York start to take a toll. Add in the complications posed by Sam's overprotective brother, Lydia's difficult ex-husband, and an unexpected tragedy, and it all threatens to tear them apart before they've even begun to truly be together. Lydia and Sam must face their pasts and come to terms with old fears and insecurities. To focus on the things that really matter: true love, forgiveness, compassion, and fearless commitment---another leap of faith. That true, lasting love is possible when nurtured by healing and hope.
Janna MacGregor's Holiday Regency Romance is Out Now!
Who wants a duke for Christmas? Janna MacGregor's THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE DUKE is out now, a perfect full-length holiday read! The Cavensham Heiresses series continues with Lady Daphne Hallworth, who gets left home alone right before Christmas. But she isn't alone for long...
If you're craving more holiday romance, check out Janna MacGregor's The Earl's Christmas Bride, one of the stories in 'TIS THE SEASON: REGENCY YULETIDE SHORT STORIES.
Meet the Author
Author Janna MacGregor lives in Kansas City, MO, with her very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs.
Janna will join the inaugural BookLoversCon in New Orleans, Louisiana next spring from May 15-19 Join her and some of today's most popular romance authors for a week of jazz, great food, and fabulous conversations with other book lovers.
HAUNTING EMBRACE, the final chapter of the Mists of Ireland series and winner of the Booksellers Best and Reader's Crown awards, releases in digital and print December 10. "One of the pure joys of reading a Quinn novel is the incredible visual nature of her writing. Readers are automatically transported to whatever magical world she's created. HAUNTING EMBRACE, a Mists of Ireland book, is well, haunting. It's also lovely and a thoroughly entertaining read." RT Book Reviews
Within Meaghan Ballagh surges the blood of a sorceress whose ancient love for a druid ended in treachery. When Meaghan is thrust into the past, she feels the desire between the sorceress and the handsome druid once again rise inside her. To survive, she must piece together the history of the woman who haunts her and the man who needs her. For more information, click here.
I am excited to announce that I am part of the anthology GRAVE IMPORTANCE which releases December 10. A bit of a departure from my usual romance, it is full of intrigue, betrayal and twists.
I am also hard at work at completing Book Two of the Morocco series, which I hope to release in January.
Angelique Armae's UNWRAPPING A ROGUE Christmas Regency Anthology is now available.
REVIVING GRAHAM releases December 18.
Graham Wentz is an introvert. Painfully timid.
Or he was.
Until he woke up from a ten-year preservation.
Now, he finds himself face-to-face with Kate Bauer, a woman he'd once secretly admired from a distance.
Empowered with the knowledge that Kate also has eyes for him, Graham finds the confidence to take action.
But Kate is hesitant.
He's certain she's attracted to him, but something is holding her back.
Graham is nothing if not patient.
After all, his experience with women is extremely limited anyway.
They're living in a new world---one filled with obstacles at every turn.
Their entire Project DEEP team is in trouble, as well as three decades' worth of data.
Graham and Kate need to step up to the plate and help the team.
Curing diseases is Graham's life.
It's all he knows.
What if Kate decides that path is no longer her priority?
Where does that leave the two of them?
Alexis Morgan is looking forward the upcoming release of her cozy mystery, DEATH BY COMMITTEE, which will be out on January 29, 2019. It's the first book in her new Abby McCree Mystery series from Kensington. She's especially excited because she just learned the book will be coming out as an audiobook as well as in print and as an e-book! More information can be found here.
When Abby McCree suddenly inherits her favorite relative's property in small town Snowberry Creek, Washington, she soon realizes that the ramshackle home comes with strings attached---one of which is tied to a dead body!
When we least expect it, the most wonderful things can happen.
When a lonely beat cop and a fitness trainer encounter each other for the first time - late one cold rainy night - fate takes a hand and gives the pair a chance to make the most of an unusual opportunity.
All it takes is the slightest push in the right direction and a miracle can happen; a family can form. And that includes making a 'fur-ever' home for one tiny, helpless creature.
Rating: General audiences, sensual content is implied only
For all new releases and more information, visit candacesams.com
A limited edition! A CHRISTMAS BROTHEL: A Set of Canterbury Christmas Tales is on pre-order now, then available only from November 23 to January 6!
Tales of Christmas traditions, giving and of course, romance!
It is a dark and snowy Christmas Eve and the roads are impassable. Canterbury's inns are full, but the door of the local brothel stands open and Frau Klaus welcomes all who come seeking shelter. Gather with the stranded travelers around her Tannenbaum as they share secrets, holiday tales and stories of love.
TAINTED: LANCE AND MARY by USA Today bestselling author Tess Thompson releases November 26th.
Love takes a village...
The Village of Cliffside Bay to be exact.
The fifth installment of The Cliffside Bay Series features Lance and Mary. They're best friends who make a life-altering decision after too much tequila in this 'friends to lovers' romance.
The Cliffside Bay Series follows the interwoven stories of five best friends, the beach community they love, and the women who captivate them. The first of the series, TRADED: BRODY AND KARA, is free! Get hooked on Cliffside Bay just in time to binge-read during the holidays.
Do you have a pet or pets? Do you like to read books with pets in them? I have cats. I love dogs but I don’t have a large property where I can let them run and I live on a country road without much place to walk. So cats are easier. (And my husband… Read More