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
Contest - This month, Tee is giving away a signed paperback copy of ARMED 'N' READY, the second book in her Amazon Best Selling Federal K-9 Series. Enter here for a chance to win!
Reviews for ARMED 'N' READY:
"Emotional. Heart-wrenching. Twists and turns," Amazon Reviewer
"delicious sizzling chemistry," Net Galley Reviewer
"a great love story," Amazon Reviewer
"Action-packed with a side-order of humor," Net Galley Reviewer
TEXAS SUMMER is really hot this month and by the end of next month, TIED TO MOROCCO (the second in the Morocco series) will be out. Can't wait!
HAUNTING EMBRACE, the final chapter of the Mists of Ireland series and winner of the Booksellers Best and Reader's Crown awards, released 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.
Murder, Muffins, and one really smart dog!
Lucy McGuffin bakes the best muffins in Whispering Bay, but she's got another talent, one that she's tried her whole life to hide. Lucy can always tell when a person is lying or telling the truth. Being a human lie detector isn't all it's cracked up to be. Especially when you don't really want the answer to the universal question: Does this dress make my butt look too big?
BEACH BLANKET HOMICIDE is the first book in a cozy chick-lit mystery series featuring Lucy McGuffin, world best muffin maker and amateur sleuth.
FREE on Kindle Unlimited! Get it now on Amazon
"Humor, family and friends, and a psychic dog? Well written with murders and mystery, and some fab quirks included. Not a boring page inside!" 5 STAR AMAZON REVIEW
"Beach Blanket Homicide by Maria Geraci is a wonderful cozy and one that I fell in love with from the start. Lucy McGuffin is a great character and a real hoot." BARONESS' BOOK TROVE
I hope the year 2019 finds you all well and safe.
The Montana weather is finally turning its back on old man winter and we are seeing some sunshine and warmer temperatures. The mountains of snow will take some time to melt so praying for minimal RAIN and dreaming of HOT summer days.
I'm excited to relay news of the re-issue HOT RAIN, a personal favorite, with a fabulous new cover and available in both paperback and e-book.
I had so much fun writing Jake and Allie's story. Being a person who loves adventure and intrigue, and of course a hot, sexy romance, writing the book was pure pleasure.
Can you imagine being trapped on a yacht with a crew of smugglers? Men who would slit your throat without the slightest hesitation? That's what happens to Allie Parker and her only hope is Jake Dawson, a tall, ruthless, hard-eyed man who seems to have at least a spark of humanity. But the guy is all male, Allie discovers, and dangerous to her in more ways than one.
I hope you'll watch for HOT RAIN and that you enjoy Allie and Jake.
Terri Osburn is giving away a short story to all newsletter subscribers starting this month. To make sure you're on the list and to get your own copy of AFTER THE FALL, a story about supporting the ones we love---no matter what---click over to her website at TerriOsburn.com and sign up today. While you're there, check out her latest release, ASK ME TO STAY, a story that Booklist says "...will resonate with fans of Robyn Carr and Susan Mallery." And if you'll be attending the Book Lovers Convention in New Orleans next month, make sure you find Terri and say hello. She'll be part of the Jazz Festival opening night, the Faery and Fantasy Gathering on Thursday, and then the Small Town Romance Reader Carnival on Friday. She's bringing along lots of fun gifts and trinkets so make sure you hunt her down. For more information on the convention, go to the website today. She's looking forward to meeting lots of lovely readers.
On my horizon:
First things first, "Wine Wednesday" a Face/Book Live pod cast with my friend Sharon Hamilton, a multiple New York Times and . . . best selling author. We're so excited, please join us starting on May 9th, the second Wednesday of each month. I know it's a month away but I don't want you to miss it. We will have a toast, visit a Sonoma County Winery, we'll pick up some tips about wine and chat a little about romance. Cheers.
Now that my first series, Romance at the Empire Theatre is complete I'm moving on to a little Non-Fiction. BEFORE AN AUDIENCE: TIPS AND TRICKS TO READING YOUR BOOK IN PUBLIC. This is followed close on the heels with a presentation about, how it works, and, how to work it in your favor.
Then I'm in to my next novel, THE GRINCH WHO STOLE MY HEART, a Christmas Cold War spy thriller rom com. It's 1958 and our young heroine, a playwright is trying to produce a play. Before long she's embroiled in a unbelievable scheme, searching for a secret code, and falling in love. More on this next month, keep a look out for it.
I'm deep in deadline mode. However, if you'd like a little Christmas in your spring, the TWELVE DAYS OF HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS stories will be featured in Kindle Unlimited. If you're part of Kindle Unlimited, you can find my story, FIVE GOLDEN WISHES there now. You can find out more about my sweet contemporary romances at my website and sign up for my newsletter. Happy Reading!
The new romantic thriller by New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin is out now! STONE COLD HEART is available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook.
When local rock climbers stumble upon abandoned human bones in a remote Texas gorge, Sara Lockhart is the first to get the call. She has a reputation as one of the nation's top forensic anthropologists, and police detective Nolan Hess knows she is just the expert he needs to help unravel this case. Although evidence is scarce, Nolan suspects the bones belong to a teenage climber who vanished last summer.
But as Sara unearths strange clues, she finds chilling similarities to a case from her past---a case that now threatens to rock Nolan's community. While Sara digs deep for answers, the stakes rise higher as another young woman disappears without a trace. Investigators work against the clock as Sara races to discover the truth, even if her harrowing search brings her face to face with a stone-cold killer.
Read an excerpt from STONE COLD HEART here.
USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe invites you back to Eden, Colorado, where five sisters have inherited the town---and are winning over men's hearts one by one.
HEART OF MINE, book three, NOW AVAILABLE, continues the sweeping saga of the Brinkman sisters as they find love and forge new lives on the Colorado frontier.
Emma Brinkman is the most eligible bachelorette in town---and staying that way, thank you very much. But to make the mineral mine she and her sisters have inherited a booming success, she'll need to trust a notorious scoundrel.
Beranger North is a reputed rake and a self-made man. Always looking for a good prospect, he sees the potential in Eden, and in mining the affections of his fetching, if wary, new business partner.
Can he convince Emma to take a chance on love---on him? Against all odds, they could both strike it rich, if only in matters of the heart.
Continue the adventure today!
AND coming this June, AN AMERICAN DUCHESS! A woman's heart dares to defy the rules of Victorian society in USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe's novel of romance, royalty, and a little revenge.
Happy April, everyone. Linda's having a good one. As mentioned before, she is particularly awaiting May, since it's the month when FOR A GOOD PAWS will be published--the fifth and last book in her Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series from Midnight Ink, which is closing.
And also as she has mentioned before, Linda is currently focusing on romantic suspense but it's still too soon to give details--other than the fact that she is busily writing. Of course Linda loves suspense--and is therefore enjoying keeping you in suspense!
Meanwhile, since it's April, be sure to visit Linda at the mystery and romance booths at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! Plus, she will be attending California Dreamin', the local Los Angeles romance writers' and readers' conference this month.
A DANGEROUS KISS
Payton "Sin" Sinclair was thrilled to act as best man at one of his best friend's wedding. As he prepares for another wedding, his innocent flirtation with one of the bridesmaids Summer Radcliff, coupled with a dance or two, could lead him down the aisle as the groom.
Same charming small town.
Brand new heartwarming characters!
MISSED: RAFAEL AND LISA by USA Today bestseller Tess Thompson arrived on March 24th.
Return to the beloved beach town of Cliffside Bay, where USA Today bestseller Tess Thompson spins another emotional, intriguing tale about overcoming adversity and finding strength in love in this standalone story about Lisa and Rafael.
After years as a starving actor, Lisa Perry's dreams are finally coming true. Splitting her time between LA and Cliffside Bay, the young beauty has a successful television miniseries, her first movie role, and quality time with best friends Maggie and Pepper. Everything is coming up roses until a tragic moment changes Lisa forever.
Haunted by unshakable memories and near-crippling anxiety, Lisa faces a publicity tour full of crowds in order to move her career forward. With the help of Rafael Soto, head of security for the Mullens, she begins to relax. Though the pair are as different as night and day, her temporary bodyguard soothes the young actress, and their relationship turns from professional to passionate.
But what neither anticipates is that despite the obvious threats to a beautiful ingenue, it's actually her protector who stands in harm's way. Will Lisa and Rafael be able to face danger awaiting him together, or are they destined to accept yet another tragedy they can't stop?
Bestselling author Denise Hunter is thrilled to reveal her May 21 release SUMMER BY THE TIDES! When a crisis beckons Maddy and her estranged sisters to their family beach cottage, long-buried secrets are resurrected, and new love ignites between Maddy and the mysterious man who now lives next door.
Hunter writes with a deep understanding of complex family dynamics in Summer by the Tides. A perfect blend of romance and women's fiction.--- SHERRYL WOODS, #1 NYT bestselling author
In April I'm highlighting the first book I wrote - PASSING THROUGH BRANDISS. In this contemporary women's fiction novel Annie suddenly faces life alone, raising her young son after the tragic loss of her husband. When she moves to the small town of Brandiss near Santa Barbara, California, fate spins her straight into the arms of the only man in Brandiss unlucky enough to be married to a woman who disappeared with his young son years ago.
Annie's luck doesn't stop there. She hires the only pregnant teenager in town who wants to give up her baby, and she wants Annie to be the adoptive parent. But in the end Annie discovers how even in the face of overwhelming grief, opening one's heart and inviting in those most needy of love can reap unexpected joy.
Visit my website at PatriciaYagerDelagrange.com and enter my April Writerspace contest to win a $30 AMAZON GIFT CARD along with a signed copy of PASSING THROUGH BRANDISS.
Hungering for a good Scottish romance? Look no further than NEVER KISS A SCOT by Lauren Smith! With a brooding Scottish rogue, and a sensible but desperate English lady who run off to Gretna Green against her family's wishes, you'll enjoy this wild ride of a romance!
To learn more visit: laurensmithbooks.com/books/never-kiss-a-scott/
Sharon has a new release this month, SEALED FOREVER, which is Book 3 in the Bone Frog Brotherhood series.
At forty years of age, Special Operator Tucker Hudson re-qualifies and joins SEAL Team 3 but must leave behind his young bride. He steps into a dangerous deployment in Central Africa to hunt down a drug and child sex trafficking warlord. But the hazardous duty is made even more perilous by the knowledge that his best friend and team buddy, Brawley Hanks, suffers from effects of his previous deployments.
Brandy Hudson knows her big man with his huge heart must do what he's called to do to protect his team both in the arena and at home. She hopes that his sacrifice will not prove too precious. But she also knows this comes with being the wife of an elite warrior. He's the man she's searched for her whole life.
Their relationship will be tested while they stay connected during his deployment and afterwards. Brandy knows she must brace herself for whatever happens when he comes home. But life is not always fair as tragedy strikes their SEAL family, and rocks the foundations of their love to the core. Will they be the couple to survive, or will one of them be left behind?
Angelique Armae's regency historical, PRINCE OF WINTERTIDE, is now available for pre-order here.
Alexis Morgan was thrilled to find out that DEATH BY COMMITTEE, the first book in her new cozy mystery series from Kensington, hit #44 on the USA Today Best-selling Books Top 150 for the week of March 17th!
FOR THE LEAST AMONG US -- New Release in nonfiction!
We can learn a lot from animals...mostly, how to treat each other!
This is a very short essay on the direction of kindness in the world.
And it's about hope.
It's for anyone and everyone who ever loved an animal with all your heart.
Just .99 cents on Amazon
Two great thrillers are out this month! First, on April 2 Lucy Kincaid stars in an original ebook novella STORM WARNING! Lucy and her partner Nate are transporting two prisoners in the middle of a dangerous storm when their van is attacked. But that's not all -- NOTHING TO HIDE is out April 30 wherever books are sold. Lucy Kincaid investigates a possible serial killer who targets married men with nothing else in common. The more she learns, the more danger she's in. While Lucy is working this complex case, Sean has his own problems when he finds out his son Jesse lied to him -- and may have put a bullseye on his back. For more information, go to allisonbrennan.com.
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