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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for March 2014

Author Open ThreadWelcome to the Promotional Thread for Authors. What’s this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus.

The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows:

The book has to be released in that month (i.e., anything released during the last week of February would be a March release)
You can post for yourself or you can have a friend post for you if the idea of posting about your book paralyzes you .
No self published authors unless you write romance. No, I am not a POD hater, I am just thinking about the manageability of the thread.
Think about the readership. I.e., does your non fiction book about psoriasis really fit?
This one is more of a guideline than a rule, but be smart about your comment because if it is just a link to your website and the title of your book, I doubt you are going to get any interest.
DA reserves the right to delete the post if it promotes objectionable content (i.e., no daddy/daughter incest recommends are going to be allowed. Sorry.)
That’s it. Post away.

Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.

44 Comments

  1. Darlene Marshall
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 15:18:26

    THE PIRATE’S SECRET BABY–March 11 in ebook and print from Amber Quill Press (also, Amazon, NOOK and other vendors): http://amberquill.com/PiratesSecretBaby.html

    “Governess wanted: Must exhibit patience and fortitude with precocious children, puppies, and, most importantly, rakishly handsome pirates. Apply Capt. Robert St. Armand, Prodigal Son.”

    This is a follow-up to 2013 Aspen Gold award winner CASTAWAY DREAMS.

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  2. Jennifer Estep
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 15:29:02

    Thanks for the opportunity to post.

    KILLER FROST, the sixth and final book in my Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series, will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in print, e-book, and audio book formats. Here’s the description:

    I’ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before — and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it’s going to be a fight to the death … most likely mine.

    Yeah, I’ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic — and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side, in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike’s Champion, but at heart, I’m still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about.

    Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good … or I am.

    Read the first chapter here: http://www.jenniferestep.com/books/killer-frost/

    More info about the Mythos Academy series is available here: http://www.jenniferestep.com/series/mythos-academy-series/

    Hope everyone enjoys the final to the series. Happy reading, everyone!

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  3. Kate Hewitt
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 16:03:28

    Thanks for the opportunity to post! My March Harlequin Presents, A Queen For The Taking, is a spin on the usual marriage of convenience story; in this case it’s the hero who is longing for love and the heroine who wants to keep it business-like. If you like a twist to a usual trope, you might want to try it, available from all the usual places. Here is the description and a link to the Amazon page:

    Spare to the throne Alessandro Diomedi never expected to be dragged back to Maldinia and thrust beneath the crown. Upheaval has ravaged his country, but one thing has stayed the same…the woman he must now marry.

    Trained from birth to be the perfect Queen, it’s finally time for Liana Aterno to do her duty. But Sandro is not the man she remembers. Cynical and brooding King Sandro unexpectedly ignites a fire in her that sparks rebellion!

    When their first electrifying kiss nearly proves their undoing, Sandro is determined to unleash all the passion his mysterious Queen has learned to hide so well!

    http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Taking-Mills-Modern-Diomedi-ebook/dp/B00HELJNKG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1393192956&sr=8-6&keywords=kate+hewitt

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  4. Darlene Marshall
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 16:33:00

    @Darlene Marshall:

    Oh, and thanks for the opportunity! It’s much appreciated in the pre-release frenzy.

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  5. Amalie Berlin
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 16:42:07

    Uncovering Her Secrets is my March release from Harlequin Medical Romance. It’s a redemption story, which is one of my favorite tropes, but it is the heroine’s redemption story.

    An act of desperate betrayal sets two lovers on destructive paths. Years pass, they meet again, sparks still fly, but can you truly forgive if you can’t forget?

    http://www.amazon.com/Uncovering-Her-Secrets-Amalie-Berlin-ebook/dp/B00FBZCQXS/

    Cheers for the chance to post :)

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  6. Jane Davitt
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:09:54

    Thank you for the promo opportunity!
    On Tuesday, February 25th, Loose Id are publishing ‘Killing Time’ by Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow. It’s an m/m urban fantasy.

    Max and Kaelan, best friends and business partners for five years, are powerful casters with a tendency to get themselves into and out of all kinds of trouble. Pretty much the only thing they’ve been able to avoid is getting romantically involved – until now. Their sexual attraction hits them like a runaway fireball and they can’t keep their hands off each other.

    While their sexual attraction burns out of control, they’ve attracted the attention of a dark caster named Jannes who’s planning a spell so potent that it could end the world. To keep them off balance, he’s targeting Max and Kaelan through those they love, and there’s no one they love more than each other.

    With friends and family to protect and their only allies a group of casters who find it easier to fight than cooperate, the odds are stacked against them. So can Max and Kaelan keep it together and stop Jannes before he ends the world, or is the best they can do just killing time?

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  7. Victoria Paige
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:11:25

    Thanks for this opportunity! The third full-length Guardians book, Smoke and Shadows, will be published on Friday, March 7. This is an espionage/military ops romance.
    Here are the preview chapters:

    http://victoriapaigebooks.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/smokeandshadows_ch1and21.pdf

    Blurb:
    When someone close to Viktor Baran becomes a target of an assassin, he vows a hellfire of a payback. But the enemy is cunning and avoids the trappings of the digital web, preferring to strike out from the shadows. Drawing on old-fashioned cloak and dagger methods to investigate the enemy’s hatred for the Guardians, he uncovers a link to a past he is reluctant to revisit.

    Eight years ago, Marissa Cole walked away from the man she loved. New to CIA black ops then, she was overwhelmed by the intensity of the man who would stop at nothing, no matter how ruthless, to get the job done. “Don’t get involved with the person you work with” has become her motto ever since—until a series of events throws her back into Viktor Baran’s world.

    Danger and mayhem are the perfect formula to reignite their passion, and Viktor has decided he’s done fighting his attraction to Marissa. He is determined to make her his. However, their road to a happily ever after is a bumpy one. Years on the job have stripped Viktor of his humanity, and unless he can break down his walls enough to let Marissa into his heart, he could lose her again.

    Friendships will be broken. Beliefs will be shaken, and their relationship will be tested. For the stakes are too high, and there is a growing threat, not only to AGS, but also to every government agency critical to the country’s safety.

    Is targeting the Guardians merely a distraction or is it the first step to a terrorist attack on the nation’s capital?

    * Strong sexual content and language. Some disturbing situations. Recommended 18-years old and above.

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  8. Donna Thorland
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:18:53

    It’s raining pirates! THE REBEL PIRATE is out on March 4th.

    FYI for WINDFLOWER fans, Tom and Sharon Curtis–AKA Laura London–gave it “two thumbs up.”

    Susanna Kearsley says it’s “Truly brilliant.”

    And my mom thought it was pretty good too.

    Also, as this Vine shows, the book is librarian-endorsed and pirate-approved:

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  9. Donna Thorland
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:21:54

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  10. Donna Thorland
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:24:25

    @Donna Thorland:

    Vine embedding is sassing me. To view go here:

    https://vine.co/v/hLHrH3xlwvQ

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  11. Gillian Archer
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:28:28

    Thanks for the opportunity to post :)

    March 17th UP IN KNOTS, a contemporary BDSM romance, will be available via Carina Press and all major etailers. UP IN KNOTS is book two of the Pleasure Code series but can read as a standalone.

    Logline:

    Still bruised over losing her boyfriend two years ago, Kyla Grant is determined to get back into the kinky dating scene, and bad boy Dom, Sawyer, is just the man to help her.

    For more information check out my website: http://gillianarcher.com/books/UpInKnots.html

    Or Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Up-Knots-The-Pleasure-Code-ebook/dp/B00GKBISL6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389914191&sr=8-1&keywords=Gillian+Archer+Up+In+KNots

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  12. Jeannie Lin
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:34:14

    Thank you DA for the opportunity!

    THE JADE TEMPTRESS, sequel to The Lotus Palace, is out March 3. This romance and murder mystery set amidst the courtesan culture of the Tang Dynasty features elite courtesan Mingyu and Constable Wu who were introduced in the first book.

    Blurb:
    Welcome to the infamous Pingkang Li—home of the celebrated Lotus Palace courtesans, and a place of beauty and treachery…

    Charming and seductive, Mingyu is the most sought-after hostess in the pleasure quarter. She has all men wrapped around her finger—except Constable Wu Kaifeng, the one man she can’t resist, the only man to have placed her in chains.

    Wu Kaifeng’s outwardly intimidating demeanor hides a reluctant, fierce attraction to beautiful Mingyu. But the passionate temptation she presents threatens to destroy them both when a powerful official is murdered and they find themselves on a deadly trail. Amid the chaos, a forbidden affair could change Mingyu’s fate forever, for following her heart is bound to have consequences…

    - See more at: http://www.jeannielin.com/the-jade-temptress/#sthash.GvBzrF7g.dpuf

    Amazon: http://amzn.to/1j7826j
    B&N: http://bit.ly/IMcC9J

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  13. Sirius
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:51:44

    @Jane Davitt: Sold, sold, sold :)

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  14. Darlene Marshall
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 18:13:10

    @Jeannie Lin: Can’t wait! I’m reading The Lotus Palace right now, and had a suspicion dour, serious Constable Wu was going to get his own book.

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  15. Darlene Marshall
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 18:14:00

    @Donna Thorland: Ha! It is indeed raining pirates. I’m really looking forward to reading your books.

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  16. Jane Davitt
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 18:45:28

    @Sirius:
    Thank you, Sirius! We had a lot of fun writing this one. And we got to include a cat in it (Bast also made the cover :-)) which made us both happy.

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  17. HelenKay Dimon
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 19:17:46

    Thank you to DA for setting up this post!

    My new contemporary romance, BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, comes out this week (February 25th). A businessman hero, a heroine who happens to be his assistant, and one not-so-smart night in the office and everything goes haywire.

    Blurb:

    He usually gets what he wants. What he wants is her…and all that comes with her.

    Sex in the office? Lincoln Campbell knows better. His assistant, Thea Marshall, is off limits—until her back hits the door and her clothes come off. The next day brings more than morning-after regrets. It brings damning evidence that Thea stole business secrets.

    Three months later, he can’t shake the doubts in his gut, so he heads for Thea’s family cabin by the lake, ready to talk. He’s not ready for the woman who answers the door. She was shapely before…and it won’t be long before she’s a totally different shape.

    After Linc escorted her off company property while her protestations of innocence fell on deaf ears, facing off with him now isn’t exactly Thea’s idea of a good time. She needs a few more weeks to plan the drastically different direction her life has taken, but now he’s here—and refusing to leave.

    With a storm rolling in and snow piling up, there’s nothing to do but face the past…and try to resist the real man behind the suit.

    - See more, including a short excerpt, at: http://helenkaydimon.com/babyitscold.php

    Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/kpxee9q
    B&N: http://tinyurl.com/l829evn
    iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/l79dwo2

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  18. Shiloh Walker
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 19:25:18

    Thank you!
    My next FBI Pyschics novella is due out in March…

    An FBI Psychics Novella

    There’s only one reason Jay Roberts would set foot in a middle-of-nowhere town like Hell, Georgia. She’s got a bone to pick with her sort-of boyfriend. They only met online, but things got hot and heavy before their cyber link went silent.

    She’s here to get in his face for an explanation. But no touching. Her psychic abilities make physical contact…complicated. Yet something about this relationship made her think things would be different. She’s not in Hell twenty minutes before bad vibes have her skin crawling.

    Corruption has stained the very fabric of Linc Dawson’s town, and now it’s stolen something very dear to him. The last thing he has time for is nursing Jay’s broken heart.

    But Jay isn’t going anywhere. Not only because she’s not giving up on him, because she’s got access to the kind of backup nobody wants on their bad side. And Linc discovers the woman who’s afraid to touch him could actually be his best chance. At salvation, at hope, at life. Maybe even love…

    Warning: This book contains a not-so-naive virgin, a pissed-off former cop, lots of frustration, if you know what I mean, and more trouble than either of them know what to do with.

    Read more

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  19. Crista McHugh
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 19:54:05

    Thanks for having this thread every month!

    The third book in The Kelly Brothers series, Falling for the Wingman, comes out March 3rd. It’s a Cyrano meets Sweet Home Alabama story and has an USAF pilot for a hero.

    Blurb:
    Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly has come back home with one mission in mind—to propose to the woman whose letters and lucky charm helped him survive his deployment in Afghanistan. But when he finds their apartment empty with a note saying she’s left him, he arrives at her mother’s house in rural Alabama less than a week before Kourtney is about to marry another man. Now he’s out to win her heart again and gets some unexpected assistance from her younger sister, Alex.

    Alex Leadbetter has always thought Caleb was too good for her manipulative, social-climbing sister. She had assumed Kourtney’s identity to write letters to him and keep his spirits up until he returned home to the hard truth, never expecting to fall in love with him along the way. After he shows up in town, she convinces him that the best way to get Kourtney back is to make her think he’s fallen for someone new — her. But when a fake romance becomes all too real, her deception may leave them both grounded.

    See what readers are saying on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1hnb1CJ

    Find it at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1hfKPKb
    B&N: http://bit.ly/1cepQnJ
    Kobo: http://bit.ly/1bZR8Uv
    Apple: http://bit.ly/1mpFFhW

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  20. Sylvie Fox
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 20:22:19

    WARNING: My latest romance, The Good Enough Husband, releasing March 3, 2014 has adultery. I know that’s a no-no for many.

    For the rest, here’s the info:

    What would you do if you met your soul mate, but you were already married?

    For years, Hannah Morrison Keesling’s marriage to Michael was good enough. Then she wakes up one morning and it isn’t. Taking her puppy Cody along, Hannah drives north to put distance between herself and her past. Planning to go as far as her SUV will take her, she has to stop on the Lost Coast when her dog gets sick. There she meets small town veterinarian Ben Cooper.

    Ben is the man Hannah wishes she had met first. He’s perfect for her, but gun shy because he’s been lied to before and vows not to be betrayed again. Hannah leaves Michael and moves to Ben’s rural town to pursue a future with the man she knows is her soul mate. But Michael won’t let go so easily. Forced to make a decision between the man she chose and the man she loves, Hannah soon realizes that her choices will define everyone else’s consequences.

    It’s up for preorder at iTunes, Kobo, etc., and will be for sale on Amazon & B&N on March 3d.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  21. Inez Kelley
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 23:09:20

    Thank you for the opportunity to share. THE PLACE I BELONG, the second book in my COUNTRY ROADS series, releases 2/24/14. Library Journal notes that “it is more of a companion to Take Me Home than a sequel, with familiar characters appearing for a few pages but nothing more.” So yes, it is completely stand-alone.

    Jonah Alcott found his true calling as the PR director of Hawkins Hardwood. He’s a master of mediation, but the Black Cherry Canyon project has pushed him to his limit—beautiful but obstinate park manager Zury Castellano crossed a line when she enlisted the help of known eco-terrorists to protect “her” land.

    For Zury, the unspoiled, scenic Black Cherry Falls State Park is more than a job—it’s the only place she’s ever considered home. And she’ll stop at nothing to ensure Hawkins Hardwood doesn’t touch a single twig in it, even if that means agreeing to spend the weekend with corporate drone Jonah. He might think they’re working toward a compromise, but Zury has no intention of backing down.

    Infuriating but irresistible, Zury teaches Jonah that the beauty of the mountains can’t be bought. But Jonah will need to prove he’s on her side—in life and in love—and show her who the real bad guys are, before it’s too late…

    63,000 words
    (crossing my techno-idiot fingers this link works)

    You can read more and select your purchase place here: http://inezkelley.com/the-place-i-belong/

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  22. Ashlinn Craven
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 02:38:11

    contemporary romance **** MAYBE BABY **** published by Crimson Romance on Feb 24th.
    http://www.crimsonromance.com/upcoming-releases-romance-ebook/maybe-baby/

    Blurb: CEO Polly schedules her life around work. She’s scheduled her biological clock right into the next decade. But when a simple act of generosity draws in a client’s inconveniently attractive brother, Julian, she gets sucked into a world that’s crazier than any of the computer games he sells…a lunatic ex-wife, corporate backstabbing, and a truth that makes their love inconceivable.

    For fans of:
    - geeky heroes
    - intelligent heroines
    - heart-wrenching dilemmas
    - British charm

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  23. JL Merrow
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 02:46:52

    Thanks for the promo opp! :)

    Relief Valve, A sequel to Pressure Head, is due out from Samhain Publishing 25th March 2014:
    Genre: m/m mystery romance

    If you dig up the past, be prepared to get dirty

    It hasn’t been all smooth sailing since plumber Tom Paretski and P.I. Phil Morrison became connected at the heart, if not always at Tom’s dodgy hip. Neither of their families has been shy about voicing their disapproval, which hasn’t helped Tom’s uneasy relationship with his prickly older sister, Cherry.

    But when Cherry is poisoned at her own engagement party, the horror of her near death has Tom’s head spinning with possible culprits. Is it her fiancé Gregory, a cathedral canon with an unfortunate manner and an alarming taste for taxidermy? Someone from her old writers’ circle, which she left after a row? Or could the attack be connected to her work as a barrister?

    Phil is just as desperate to solve the case before someone ends up dead—and he fears it could be Tom. At least one of their suspects has a dark secret to hide, which makes Tom’s sixth sense for finding things like a target painted on his back…

    Warning: Contains a strong, silent, macho PI; a cheeky, chirpy, cat-owning plumber; and a gag gift from beyond the grave that’ll put the cat firmly among the pigeons.

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  24. Solace Ames
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 06:27:54

    Thanks for the opportunity :-)

    The Submission Gift (http://www.solaceames.com/p/the-submission-gift.html) releases March 24th from Carina Press. Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review and called it a “tender, erotic ménage romance.”

    Newlyweds Jay and Adriana had a happy marriage and a spectacular sex life—until tragedy struck. Wounded in a car accident, Jay spent a year recuperating while Adriana worked overtime as a chef to pay their bills. Though he’s made nearly a full recovery, some aspects of their intimate play will never be the same. It’s a small price to pay, all things considered.

    But when a long struggle with the insurance company results in an overdue payout, Jay has a plan. He’ll take some of it and hire a high-end rent boy who specializes in sexual dominance. Not for him, but as a gift for Adriana, for taking care of him for the past twelve months.

    Paul is the handsome stranger they choose…and the one who changes everything. What starts out as a onetime session to fulfill a fantasy turns into something bigger than all of them. But when the money runs out and Paul’s dangerous past resurfaces, the sacrifices required to stay together may end up tearing them apart…

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  25. Tiffany Clare
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 06:28:52

    The close of my Dangerous Rogues series is out tomorrow.

    In this dazzling Dangerous Rogues novel, a daring and dangerously handsome duke will do anything for the woman he loves—even if it sparks a scandal.

    FRIENDS AND LOVERS

    As a wealthy young widow, Lady Jessica Heyer must endure the closest of scrutiny and most wicked of rumors from society gossips. Their whispers would be utterly unbearable if it weren’t for her oldest friend, the Duke of Alsborough. Jessica knows she can always count on Hayden. What she never could have expected, however, is that he is deeply, madly in love with her…

    TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

    For years, Hayden has kept his longing for his beautiful friend Jessica a secret. But now that she’s finally free to remarry, will she be willing to take their relationship to a more intimate level? He’ll get his answer soon—at a glittering masquerade, where identities are hidden, hearts are open, and true love is unmasked…in a single, shameless act of passion.

    Excerpts and buy links can be found on the web link below:
    http://www.tiffanyclare.com/bookshelf/scandalous-duke/

    Thank you for the opportunity, DA!

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  26. Christy McKellen
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 08:42:18

    My debut for Harlequin KISS/Modern Tempted, HOLIDAY WITH A STRANGER, features a wanderer and a workaholic who butt heads (and more) when they find themselves holidaying together in the South of France.

    Blurb:

    After three months travelling all Connor Preston wants to do is sink into his own bed. The last thing he expects is to find a stark-naked woman already there…

    Josie Marchpane wasn’t anticipating company either. Connor might be six foot four inches of pure muscle, and boast a disturbingly sexy smile, but a fortnight in the South of France is the one thing standing between Josie and her sanity – and she’s not about to give it up without a fight!

    Josie plays to win. The problem…? Connor does too. And, with only one bed between them, things are about to get interesting…

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to post, DA.

    Available in paperback now (UK only) & e-book from 1st March.

    Amazon: http://myBook.to/HolidayWithAStranger

    B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/holiday-with-a-stranger-christy-mckellen/1116871075?ean=9781460327494

    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/holiday-stranger-mills-boon/id785779636?mt=11

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  27. Laura Jardine
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 09:11:09

    My contemporary romance novella NOT FOR ME is out March 3 from Liquid Silver Books.

    She’s found the perfect guy … for her best friend. He’s found the woman of his dreams … but she’s trying to fix him up with someone else!

    For anyone looking for:
    -Good guy heroes
    -Characters with ordinary jobs
    -Contemporaries set in the big city
    -Light-hearted romances

    See: http://laurajardine.com/books/
    Pre-order: http://www.lsbooks.com/pre-order-coming-soon-romance-books-c322.php

    Thanks for the promo opportunity!

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  28. Christine Merrill
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 13:08:58

    Thanks for having this thread.

    My latest book, THE FALL OF A SAINT is out this month from Harlequin Historical.

    THE ONLY WOMAN WHO CAN MAKE HIM REPENT!

    Honorable—and handsome to boot!—Michael Poole, Duke of St. Aldric, has earned his nickname “The Saint.” But the ton would shudder if they knew the truth. Because, thrust into a world of debauchery, this saint has turned sinner!

    With the appearance of fallen governess Madeline Cranston—carrying his heir—St. Aldric looks for redemption through a marriage of convenience. But the intriguing Madeline is far from a dutiful duchess, and soon this saint is indulging in the most sinful of thoughts…while his new wife vows to make him pay for his past.

    The Sinner and the Saint

    Brothers separated at birth, brought together by scandal

    Caveat:

    This book deals with nonconsentual sex, the definition of consent, redemption and forgiveness.

    But if you are in the mood for a challenging read, this might be it.

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  29. Jennifer Faye
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 15:13:41

    SAFE IN THE TYCOON’S ARMS is a March release…

    Sometimes life can be a crazy, mixed bag of surprises. And when you least expect it, your life’s journey can suddenly veer off into uncharted territory.

    BLURB:
    The man behind the headlines…

    When billionaire Lucas Carrington returns to his New York mansion, he never expects to find beautiful stranger Kate Whitley making herself at home. Invited by his aunt to stay, he soon discovers she’s a woman in need. She’s raising funds for her sick daughter, so he agrees to let her stay—temporarily!

    Kate may not belong in Lucas’s high-society world, but she sees there is more to this tycoon than the headlines suggest. Yet with so much at stake, can she trust herself and her heart with New York’s most sought-after bachelor?

    “Romantic and inspiring…” RT Book Reviews

    “I loved this book…Expect lots of emotion and characters that care.” Night Owl Reviews

    Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1lXVJan
    B&N: http://bit.ly/1gRg3Hb
    iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dAN3oe
    Kobo: http://bit.ly/1f4FbNt

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to post! :-)

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  30. Kate Meader
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 16:27:23

    Thanks to DA for the opportunity.

    My contemporary, friends-to-lovers, Chicago-set romance, HOT AND BOTHERED, releases March 4. This is Book 3 in the Hot in the Kitchen series, but can be easily read as a standalone.

    *****
    A Fire They Can’t Put Out . . .

    Although her baby boy keeps her plate full, Jules Kilroy is ready to take her love life off the back burner. Despite a bevy of eligible bachelors, it’s her best friend, Taddeo DeLuca, who is fueling her hormones with a generous serving of his mouth-watering Italian sexiness. But Jules learned her lesson once before when she went in for a kiss, only to have Tad reject her. She’s vowed never to blur the lines again . . .

    After a lifetime of excuses and false starts, Tad has finally opened a wine bar, a deal made even sweeter when Jules joins his staff. Lovers come and go, and he’s had his share, but friendships like theirs last forever. Still, ever since he tasted her luscious lips, he can’t stop fantasizing about what could be. Then she joins an online dating site—and the thought of his Jules with another man makes Tad’s blood boil. Even if he gets burned, Tad can’t stop himself from turning up the heat this time.

    ******

    You can read the first chapter here: http://katemeader.com/books/hot-and-bothered-excerpt/

    Thanks again!

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  31. Arlene Hittle
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 16:30:30

    Thanks for letting me share!

    Turquoise Morning Press is releasing BEAUTY AND THE BALLPLAYER, my second Love & Baseball story, in mid-March. It’s my 2011 RWA Golden Heart-finaling manuscript.

    The blurb:

    He throws her plans a curve. She rattles him to the core.

    Spunky graphic designer Meg Malone learns she’s pregnant soon after her no-good boyfriend abandons her for the professional poker circuit. Glad to be rid of him, she swears off relationships. Then she meets solid, stable Matt Thatcher, who throws her plans a curve.

    Matt, catcher for the Arizona condors, has been burned before by women who see him as their ticket to the good life, so he’s on guard against “baseball babes.” He’s drawn to Meg for many reasons, chief among them she has no clue what he does for a living.

    Will it be game over when their secrets are exposed? Or is their budding relationship strong enough to win the World Series of love?

    No buy links until it goes live, but it’s on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20738927-beauty-and-the-ballplayer

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  32. Virginia Kantra
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 17:21:51

    You pimped the CAROLINA HOME sale (thanks so much for that!).

    The third book in the Dare Island series, CAROLINA MAN, is out March 4.

    Kirkus Reviews liked it. (“Warm and gratifying as a perfect day at the beach.”)
    BookPage liked it. (It’s their Top Pick in Romance for the Month.)
    My husband likes it, but it’s dedicated to him, so he kind of has to.

    You can preorder it

    Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Carolina-Dare-Island-Novel-ebook/dp/B00EOARZ5K/
    B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/carolina-man-virginia-kantra/1116561016
    Audible Books – http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Carolina-Man-Audiobook/B00II8696U/

    And Penguin’s giving it away on Goodreads, but only until March 2nd. http://bit.ly/1f0T8KP

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  33. Robyn Rychards
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 20:55:42

    She may not need a knight in shining armour to save her, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to look a gift knight in the visor…

    Her Knight in Shining Armour comes out March 1 from Harlequin’s Escape Publishing

    Paisley doesn’t need a knight in shining armour to rescue her from her high-powered, abusive ex-husband. She’s got it covered on her own: she’s changed her name, liquidated her assets, and has a plan to disappear in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Psychiatrist Sterling James has absolutely no intention of being anyone’s saviour. The only woman he has any time for is his sister. But circumstances change when Sterling finds Paisley in an unexpected and life-threatening situation. Brought in to the drama of her escape, Sterling finds himself invested, and he can’t move on until he knows Paisley is going to be safe.

    It should be a simple enough exercise to get Paisley out of the park and into her new life. But nothing is ever as simple as it should be, and Sterling soon discovers that even if her ex-husband buys the set-up, he might not be able to watch Paisley go…

    Here’s the link for Amazon, but it’s also available through Barnes and Noble iTunes and Googleplay.

    http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Shining-Armour-Robyn-Rychards-ebook/dp/B00IAFNJWS/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393296804&sr=1-1&keywords=9780857991386

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to share our latest storytelling endeavors!

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  34. Karenna Colcroft
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 06:20:51

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    My male/male contemporary novel I SHOULD TELL YOU releases March 4 from Loose Id, http://www.loose-id.com/i-should-tell-you.html, and will also be available on third-party e-tailers (Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, etc.)

    Hunter Girard is an aspiring musician who has just been chosen to play live for a drag queen show. Hunter is also a recovering alcoholic with a past from which he’s still healing.

    On stage, “Starry Daye” is one of the stars of the show, confident and beautiful, but in real life, Mitch Walters abuses prescription drugs to dull the pain of his childhood abuse and dreams of the day when he can be as confident as his stage persona.

    When Hunter and Mitch meet, their attraction is undeniable and the sex is hot as hell, but with all their baggage, they’re going to have to work hard to turn lust into love and not just another addiction.

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  35. Tamara
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:52:06

    Blue Skies is a time travel romance that’s contemporary, Victorian, m/f, and m/m. It will be available Friday, February 28th.

    In modern day Manhattan, preservationist Susan Lennox saves history for a living. Her long-standing battle with developer Joe McGowan brings a fragile Bowery rowhouse to her attention, and she’s as determined to protect it as he is to tear it down. During an inspection, Susan discovers just how unique the property is when she comes across a frightened and apparently homeless man bearing a tale of time travel neither she nor her brother Neil believes—until they find they themselves have traveled three days into the future.

    Professor Robin Winfield learns too late the mistake he made in agreeing to help Joe’s great-great-grandfather, Victor McGowan, decode a family journal connected to the rowhouse, a place once used as a laboratory for electrical experiments. When Robin is inadvertently transported one hundred and twenty-six years from home, Neil and Susan take him in, hoping to get him back where he belongs before anyone else learns of his presence. But Victor’s will has already spilled those beans and Joe thwarts the attempt to send Robin back—only to end up trapped with Susan in 1887.

    Broke and homeless in the not-so-ideal past, Joe and Susan struggle to find common ground—and they aren’t the only ones, as Neil and Robin join forces in a desperate search to rescue Susan before Victor figures out the secret to time travel. But a secret Victor’s keeping is the one destined to change the future—Neil and Susan’s—for all time to come.

    The buy links will be here: http://www.tamara-allen.net/books/blue-skies/

    Thank you for the platform, Jane.

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  36. Sirius
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 11:02:50

    Tamara Allen – I need a time machine so it will bring me to Friday :). Want!

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  37. Bonnie Dee
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 15:50:43

    Chiming in late with news of the next release in my Promise series. The first two books, The Seduction Vow and The Temporary Promise are already available. The Matchmaking Pact will release the second week of March. Since I have no buy link yet, I’ll send you to the book page on my web site: http://bonniedee.com/MatchmakingPact.htm

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  38. Bonnie Dee
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 15:58:01

    And because I totally forgot to post the blurb:
    The Matchmaking Pact, book 3
    Corinne Cartright has an agenda: to snap up the office hottie before someone else does. She and her buddy Seth make a pact to each try to land their current crushes and, failing that, to set each other up with the perfect match. But learning more about her friends’ romantic choices causes Corinne to rethink what she wants from a relationship. Is it possible that the man of her dreams has been right in front of her all this time?

    The Promise Series
    Five best friends scattered by time and distance will soon come together to witness the wedding vows of one. But in the meantime, each woman make pledges of her own and finds unexpected new love waiting just around the corner. Promises will be made and sometimes broken but sisterhood endures in this series about five forever-friends and the men who love them.
    Book 1 – The Seduction Vow
    Book 2 – The Temporary Promise
    Book 3 – The Matchmaking Pact
    Book 4 – The New Leaf Pledge
    Book 5 – The Wedding Affirmation

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  39. Lorenda Christensen
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 08:53:15

    Thanks Dearauthor ladies! I’m super late to the party, but the second book in my DRACIM series releases March 17. While it’s a sequel to Never Deal with Dragons, Dancing with Dragons can be read as a standalone. It follows the best friend of the heroine in NDWD as she gets chased by dragons around the world. Both books are published with Carina press.

    Blurb below if you’re still interested:

    If Carol Jenski knows anything, it’s fashion—and it’s not in fashion to consort with dragons, even though they’ve coexisted with humans since World War III. Still, she would never have agreed to take part in a plot against them. Now a dragon lord has called for her head, her boyfriend is MIA and she’s been abandoned in a foreign country.
    Only reporter Daniel Wallent is on Carol’s side…sort of. He offers his assistance if she helps him investigate his latest story. He’ll need Carol’s language skills to infiltrate an organization run by one of the most dangerous and secretive dragons in the world.

    Escaping one sociopathic dragon’s claws only to walk into another’s is an insane risk—and so is falling for Daniel. Posing as his blushing—and very affectionate—new bride as cover soon leads to an all-too-real attraction. But fighting off dragons and her desire for Daniel may be more of a challenge than Carol can handle…

    72,000 words

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  40. Jorrie Spencer
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 11:24:23

    Thank you for this opportunity! My romance Selkie Beach came out February 24th. It’s ~35K and is set on the east coast of Canada with a selkie heroine. The blurb is below.

    Motivated by fond memories, Sam Martin impulsively buys the vacation house of his childhood. Along with the fixer-upper, though, he seems to have acquired a new companion. An unusual women, who fabricates stories and insists she belongs to his land.

    That woman is Floree. Over a century ago, a spell saved her life, and since then she’s existed between two worlds—selkie and human. Now, like a ghost, she is fading. She fears succumbing to her selkie side completely and longs for human contact.

    At first, Sam just wants Floree to go away. But as he spends more time with her, his fascination grows—and not only because of her ethereal beauty. Her life’s story begins to make a terrible kind of sense.

    Yet Floree’s complicated past brings forth a menacing presence that threatens their lives—and their fledgling love.

    Buy links here: http://jorriespencer.wordpress.com/books/selkie-beach/

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  41. Rose Lerner
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 23:14:26

    SWEET DISORDER, the first book in my Lively St. Lemeston small-town Regency series, is out March 18th! Contains elections, confections, and a number of erections. :)

    Nick Dymond enjoyed the rough-and-tumble military life until a bullet to the leg sent him home to his emotionally distant, politically obsessed family. For months, he’s lived alone with his depression, blockaded in his lodgings. But with his younger brother desperate to win the local election, Nick has a new set of marching orders: dust off the legendary family charm and maneuver the beautiful Phoebe Sparks into a politically advantageous marriage.

    One marriage was enough for Phoebe. Under her town’s by-laws, though, she owns a vote that only a husband can cast. Much as she would love to simply ignore the unappetizing matrimonial candidate pushed at her by the handsome earl’s son, she can’t. Her teenage sister is pregnant, and Phoebe’s last-ditch defense against her sister’s ruin is her vote-and her hand.

    Nick and Phoebe soon realize the only match their hearts will accept is the one society will not allow. But as election intrigue turns dark, they’ll have to cast the cruelest vote of all: loyalty…or love.

    Read the first chapter here: http://roselerner.com/bookshelf/sweetdisorder.html

    Thanks, DA!

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  42. L.K. Rigel
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 13:15:31

    Thank you for this opportunity!

    The final installment of my five-episode retelling of Jane Eyre – My Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre Retold) is in final production as I type this and should be live in a few days.

    My Mr. Rochester is a retelling of the entire novel – including the Rivers epoch -set in a future dystopia after the Second War of the States and successful secession of the “red states” from the United States.

    Kindle Obsessed says: Where Bronte hints, Rigel explores. The tension felt in Bronte’s Eyre, is ten fold in Rigel’s … Private sitting room conversations are made public. Touches become more intimate, and looks become more brazen. “My Mr. Rochester” isn’t in the realm of New Adult (despite my description of it) instead it’s the version all classic lovers know was buried behind an era’s expectations.

    Meanwhile, episode 1 is free at (I don’t see a preview, so I hope these links work!)
    Amazon, B&N, and iTunes

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  43. Obie Holmen
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 08:31:43

    I am an ally, former trial attorney, and author. Pilgrim Press recently released my latest book, a non-fiction, historical retrospective of the LGBT movement within the church, entitled, “Queer Clergy: A History of Gay and Lesbian Ministry in American Protestantism.” The book chronicles the journey of gay and lesbian Christians seeking the blessing of their church. Five ecumenical denominations are featured including the Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and the United Church of Christ. Each of these has taken significant steps toward inclusion in the recent past, and the book looks back at the often twisting pathway and remembers the pioneers who led the way.

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  44. Holly Bush
    Mar 21, 2014 @ 17:54:52

    Hello and thanks to DA for giving me a spot to share my new historical romance, Charming the Duke.

    1849 . . . Matilda Sheldon, the middle daughter of the sixth Earl of Bisset, has never been interested in the fashionable society events that so preoccupy her parents and siblings. Her loving, albeit, daft family cannot understand why. But Matilda has little use for silly rules and dramas. She would rather occupy her time with a worthwhile cause such as opening The Sheldon Home for Orphans, much to the chagrin of her mother and grandmother. They are quite certain a venture of this nature will discourage suitors. Matilda is quite certain that if suitors are discouraged it is because she is clever, plain, a bit clumsy, and inevitably compared to her beautiful sisters.

    The Duke of Thornsby is in tight spot. After receiving the title on the death of his father, he discovers the inheritance is to be gifted elsewhere if he does not marry before his thirtieth birthday. Unfortunately, our man-about-town is embroiled in a scandal, not of his own making, and the marriage mamas won’t let any eligible misses anywhere near him. What’s a Duke to do? Get invited to a house party hosted by the notoriously absent-minded Earl of Bisset, who just happens to be Papa to some young ladies of marriageable age!

    Thornsby finds himself fascinated, not with the two Sheldon debutantes actively seeking a husband, but rather with the ‘brown wren’ he first mistakes for a servant. Matilda is counting the hours until the house party ends when the necessity of conversing with the guests will be over, and ridiculously handsome men go far away. Can a worldly Duke convince a sensible girl to accept his court? Find out in Charming the Duke.

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