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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for November 2013

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.


  1. Elizabeth Langston
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 15:15:52

    Thank you for the opportunity to share my debut, Whisper Falls, YA magical realism.

    His long-distance relationship spans two hundred years…

    While training for a mountain bike race, high-school senior Mark Lewis spots a mysterious girl dressed in odd clothing, standing behind a waterfall in the woods near his North Carolina home. When she comments on the strange machine that he rides, he suspects something isn’t right. When Susanna claims to be an indentured servant from 1796, he wonders if she’s crazy. Yet he feels compelled to find out more.

    Mark enters a “long-distance” relationship with Susanna through the shimmering and temperamental barrier of Whisper Falls. Curious about her world, Mark combs through history to learn about the brutal life she’s trapped in. But knowledge can be dangerous. Soon he must choose between the risk of changing history—or dooming the girl he can’t stop thinking about to a lifetime of misery.

    Please check for details at . The official release date is November 19, although it appears that Amazon is already shipping the paperback version.

  2. Juliana Ross
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 15:16:19

    Thanks so much, Jane, for this chance to spread the word about Improper Arrangements, my second novella from Carina Press (available on November 11th). It’s a road trip (of sorts), is set in the French and Swiss Alps in the 1860s, and the hero is a mountain climber. With tattoos. Here’s a short synopsis:

    A reckless infatuation nearly ruined Lady Alice Cathcart-Ross in her youth, but from the moment she spies Elijah Philemon Keating scaling a rock face without a rope in sight, the man awakens her long-buried desire. Alice has come to the high Alps in search of a mountaineer, and in Elijah she finds the guide of her dreams.

    Though Elijah is known as one of the greatest explorers of the age, a tragic accident has destroyed his taste for adventure and society. Elijah can’t deny his attraction to Alice, but he resolves to avoid the entanglement that could accompany it. He promises Alice one week in the Alps, and no more.

    Alice agrees, valuing her independence above all else. But as the heights they climb by day are overshadowed by the summits of passion they reach at night, these vows become harder and harder to keep.

    To learn more about Improper Arrangements, please visit my website at — and happy reading to everyone this month.

    Juliana Ross

  3. Milena
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 15:37:18

    Thank you for the opportunity to share the news about my novel, Priestess of the Moon, coming November 8 from MuseItUp Publishing. It’s a fantasy novel with a strong romantic element, set in a world loosely based on late Roman Empire. Here’s the blurb:

    Winter grasps the land and won’t let go. With barbarians invading and her brothers off fighting, Kalaide’s world is in turmoil. When a mysterious stranger abducts Kalaide, he leads her on a wild chase through a countryside ravaged by the dirty war. Caught between battling gods, the two must overcome their differences in order to survive. How can two enemies find the courage to combine forces, defy the gods, and save their world?

    There’s also an excerpt available at the MuseItUp Publishing site, so go take a look at Priestess of the Moon if fantasy not set in faux-medieval times is your thing.

  4. Rowan Keats
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 15:53:41

    My first Scottish historical romance, Taming a Wild Scot, releases November 5th from NAL/Signet Eclipse. Set in 1286 Aberdeenshire, the story starts with my heroine Ana Bisset trapped in a pit, unjustly sentenced for the murder of an earl. She is rescued by a hooded stranger who leaves her in the woods, but that’s not the last she sees of her savior…

    If you enjoy romances with brawny Scottish warriors, a pinch of magic, and a healthy dose of adventure, check out the first chapter posted here:

    Happy reading!

  5. Sarah Morgan
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 16:29:47

    My first full length contemporary romance, Sleigh Bells in the Snow, will be out on Tuesday 29 October.

    From the back cover

    Once upon a time, Christmas was Kayla Green’s favorite time of year. Now all the workaholic wants for Christmas is for it to be over—as fast as possible! So when duty calls her to snowy Vermont to close a deal with a new client, Kayla is grateful for an excuse to avoid the holidays for another year.
    Jackson O’Neil left a thriving business behind to return home and salvage his family’s resort—it’s in his blood, and he can’t let it fail. Now that he’s got marketing whiz Kayla Green working with him to put Snow Crystal on the map, success is on the horizon. The fact they strike enough sparks off each other to power all the Christmas lights in Vermont is just an added bonus.
    Kayla might be an expert at her job, but she’s out of her depth with Jackson—he makes her crave the happy-ever-after she once dreamed of, and it’s terrifying. As the snowflakes continue to swirl, will the woman who doesn’t believe in the magic of Christmas finally fall under its spell?

    Publishers Weekly gave Sleigh Bells in the Snow a starred review and said ‘This touching Christmas tale will draw tears of sorrow and joy, remaining a reader favorite for years to come.’

    My youngest son made me a book trailer for Sleigh Bells. You can see it here, and read an extract

    You can read goodreads reviews here

    Thanks DA for the the opportunity to promote the book.

  6. Kate Meader
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 16:51:23

    Thanks for the chance to share news about All Fired Up, my contemporary romance set in Chicago, releasing November 5. This is the second in the Hot in the Kitchen series, but can be read as a standalone. It features a heroine recovering from anorexia, an Irish pastry chef hero, and a drunken marriage in Vegas.

    Her sweetest mistake . . .

    Cool as a Chicago winter, private events planner Cara DeLuca is a model of self-control . . . until she meets the one temptation she can’t resist: Shane Doyle. The sexy, Irish pastry chef is too hot, too sure, too young, and after a crazy night in Vegas-her new husband. While at first Cara wants nothing more than a way out of her sham marriage to Shane, she soon finds that beneath his farm boy demeanor lies a man who can match her drive, both in and out of the bedroom. How can the wrong guy feel so deliciously right?

    . . . Tastes so, so good

    Shane has carefully structured his career and life around one goal: connecting with the family that doesn’t know he exists. Marrying a woman with more issues than a magazine stand wasn’t part of the plan, but melting Cara’s icy exterior is so worth the detour. Now as the annulment date nears and long-buried secrets are revealed, Shane will have to fight for the one thing guaranteeing the perfect life he craves . . . the current Mrs. Shane Doyle.

    For an excerpt from All Fired Up, check out my website at

    Thanks again, and happy reading!

  7. Elise Logan
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 17:02:37

    My co-written holiday novella Menage on 34th Street, is coming out November 21 from Carina. It’s being released both as part of the holiday-themed erotic anthology Season of Seduction and as a stand alone title.


    Katrina and Liam Holland have the perfect marriage, a home in the trendiest part of Baltimore, and a scorching sex life. As another Christmas approaches, there’s only one thing still on Kat’s wish list: Hunter Croft. But she made peace long ago with his decision to choose the marines over their relationship. Until seeing him again arouses feelings she thought were in the past…

    Hunter has spent a decade outrunning his attraction to both Kat and Liam. But now that he’s stateside, his self-control crumbles when he comes face-to-face with the two people who star in all his favorite fantasies. Their reunion is both erotic and emotional—and has Hunter wondering if three’s really a crowd, after all.

    Liam can’t imagine his life without Kat. But he can imagine a future where the three of them live and love under one roof. Liam and Kat have shared their bed with other men, but Hunter is the only one who could ever have a place in their hearts. And this holiday season, Liam intends to make their dream a reality.

    You can pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Google Books, and it will be available at the Carina website beginning November 21.

    You can read the first of the Goodreads reviews here:


    Thanks for the chance to talk about the book, and thank you for reading :)

  8. Inez Kelley
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 17:20:09

    Thanks for the opportunity to share my next release, a contemporary romance with a sexy modern lumberjack that kicks off the COUNTRY ROADS series from Carina Press.

    The Best Journeys are the Ones That Bring You Home… Country Roads

    Releasing November 25th

    Logging manager Matthew Shaw is wary when Kayla Edwards, the owner of Mountain Specialty Spices, hires his firm to harvest timber on her Appalachian property. It’s a place he knows better than the back of his calloused hand—it’s his family’s old homestead, lost years ago in a painful foreclosure. He’s hauled himself up from dirt-floor poor since then, and resolves to stay professional…but Kayla’s vivacious beauty makes it hard to focus on his job.

    Home. That’s how army-brat-turned-foodie Kayla feels about her new mountain hideaway. What’s more, the hottest lumberjack ever to swing an axe has agreed to manage her timber crop and get the old maple syrup operations back on tap. Matt’s ruggedly sexy ways and passion for the land have her falling hard.

    The heat between them grows wild…until Kayla discovers that Matt hasn’t been upfront with her. She feels devastated, and worst of all, used. How can Matt prove it’s her he wants and not her land?


  9. Leah Braemel
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 18:20:17

    Thanks for the opportunity to post it here, Jane. I have a new contemporary western Slow Ride Home releasing from Carina Press on November 11th. It’s book one in The Grady Legacy trilogy.

    Losing his father was hard enough, but now Ben Grady must face the fact that he and his brother may not be sole owners of their beloved ranch. To protect his family’s legacy, he’s forced to rely on the legal prowess of the woman who stars in his erotic fantasies: Allie O’Keefe. Ben’s never forgotten the illicit encounter they shared fifteen years ago—or forgiven himself for letting her go.

    Allie thought she’d moved beyond the scandal that cost her Ben in the past. But working so closely with the seductive rancher arouses the wild child within the cautious woman she’s become. Though she tries to keep business and pleasure separate, Allie soon gives in to temptation, and discovers Ben’s sensual skills surpass even her X-rated memories…

    Allie has every intention of leaving Bull’s Hollow forever after her investigation is complete. But there are a few complications. Not the least of which is that while saving the ranch, Allie’s lost her heart.

    You can read an excerpt of Slow Ride Home on my website. Or you can pre-order it via Amazon, B&N or Carina Press

  10. Cynthia D'Alba
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 18:43:12

    Hi Jane. Thanks for the opportunity!

    From Samhain Publishing
    November 5, 2013

    Their wedding might be fake, but there’s no faking the mutual attraction.

    Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 2

    Dr. Caroline Graham is happy with her nomadic lifestyle fulfilling short-term medical contracts. No emotional commitments, no disappointments. She’s always the one to walk away, never the one left behind. But now her great-uncle is gone and her grandmother is on her deathbed, more concerned about Caroline’s lack of a husband than her own demise. What’s the harm in a little white lie? If a wedding will give her grandmother peace, then a wedding she shall have.

    Travis Montgomery has one dream left—to build the ranch he and his wife planned before he lost her to cancer. There’s just one thing standing between him and the last bit of acreage he needs—a last living heir who has one traveling foot out the door…and an unusual request that challenges his determination to never again place his heart at risk. The land he wants in exchange for a faux marriage. Everyone wins. Until things start to snowball…and the hearts they stand to lose are their own.

    Warning: This book contains a tortured widower who doesn’t want a wife and an independent doctor who doesn’t want a husband. Hot stuff between the sheets and failed efforts to avoid emotional involvements.

    TEXAS TANGO is available from your favorite online store or one of the stores below:






    | Samhain | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

  11. Julianna Keyes
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 19:34:12

    Hi Jane,

    Thanks for the opportunity to share!

    My contemporary romance ‘Just Once’ comes out this Tuesday, October 29, from Omnific Publishing.

    Here’s the back cover blurb:

    Kate Burke is done making bad decisions. Thirty years old and belatedly determined to grow up, the successful travel writer and one-time party girl returns to work at the remote Ponderosa Pines Ranch to reassess her life.

    Although her kitchen/cabin staff is lacking and the workload never relents, Kate’s main challenge is Shane Maddox, the ruggedly handsome and doggedly stubborn ranch foreman. Instantly at odds, they battle over everything from ceiling fans to bothersome bats–studiously ignoring the sparks they generate with each confrontation.

    They can’t explain their explosive physical chemistry, but after a few frustrated weeks they can’t deny it either. Their solution? Just once. They’ll get past their inconvenient lust and move on.

    Kate’s been trying to think with her head instead of her hormones, but is this just another bad decision in a lifetime of careless choices? Has she really changed at all?

    Set in the striking and serene hills of southern Colorado, Julianna Keyes’ debut novel offers a sizzling and satisfying tale of unexpected chemistry and the power of second chances. Her characters will get under your skin and into your heart. Just once may not be enough for you either.

    Thanks for reading! :)

  12. Blair Babylon
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 20:40:36

    Thank you for this opportunity to present the latest installment in The Devilhouse Books: “Into the Desert.”

    “Into the Desert, A Serial Romance, Book 7 of The Devilhouse Books: Rae”

    Read Episode 1: Rae Falling FREE!

    Rae’s secrets might kill her.

    When Rae Stone’s dirty secrets are all revealed to her family and Wulf has told her that he is leaving the country, she takes off, desperate to be alone to figure out what to do. Her cousin Jim Bob, who caught Rae in The Devilhouse, has worse plans for her, and it will take all Wulf’s resources to save her because he cannot bear to lose her.

  13. Coleen Kwan
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 01:04:47

    Thanks for this opportunity!

    Entangled Bliss is launching a Christmas anthology on November 11. STRANDED WITH A HERO features four novellas from Karen Erickson, Cindi Madsen, Roxanne Snopek, and me:)

    Getting snowed in never felt so good as boundaries are crossed, opposites attract, and friends discovering more promise a Christmas no one will ever forget.

    Available now on Amazon

  14. Fiona Lowe
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 01:52:15

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    I have two releases in November :) One novel set in Wisconsin and one in Australia!

    The print edition of book one in my ebook Wedding Fever trilogy, Saved by the Bride is now available. The back of the book says, “Welcome to Whitetail, Wisconsin, future home of Weddings that WOW!
    As acting mayor, Annika will do anything to revive the economy of the town that’s been her refuge ever since her art career imploded and her fiancé walked out. Even if it means crashing an engagement party to talk business with the bride’s billionaire father. But the evening starts with a kiss from a gorgeous stranger—and ends with a night in jail.

    Finn Callahan can’t believe his sister is getting married, not after their parents’ disastrous track record. And he’d rather be anywhere than working from his family’s vacation home. Until he catches a leggy blonde sneaking in the window, and suddenly telecommuting for the season is very appealing.

    Unable to resist their mutual attraction, Annika and Finn are soon mixing business and pleasure—just for the summer. Too bad Annika’s heart missed the memo about not falling in love….
    RITA® Award-Winning Author. For details

    If you love sexy doctors and a heartfelt read, the you may enjoy Bundle of Trouble, book 3 in the Gold Coast Angels series. The back cover says, ” Falling for the brooding doc…
    Top-notch plastic surgeon Luke Stanley left Gold Coast City Hospital a proud family man—and returned from his vacation a widowed single father. Now Nurse Chloe Kefes is the only one brave enough to get close to darkly brooding Luke.

    Chloe has been through much in life herself, and knows falling for Luke and little Amber is asking for a bundle of trouble. But if she can help bring that laughing, easygoing man back, perhaps Chloe can bring the sparkle into all their lives again.”

    I hope one or both of these stories take your fancy!
    Thanks again so much for this thread. Much appreciated.
    Fiona Lowe
    for excerpts and backstory and pictures!

  15. Kate Hewitt
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 02:01:24

    My new women’s fiction The Vicar’s Wife is out in North America on November 1 in both paperback and digital. Here is the blurb:

    Jane Hatton and her British husband Andrew have relocated from New York City to a small village on the Cumbrian coast. Jane has been city-based and career-driven but when her fourteen year old daughter Natalie falls in with the wrong crowd at school in Manhattan, she and Andrew decide to try country living. However Jane has trouble getting used to the silence and solitude of a remote village. Natalie hates her new school, and eleven-year-old Ben struggles academically. Only eight-year-old Merrie enjoys country life. Has Jane made a horrible mistake? The Hattons have bought the old vicarage in the village. When Jane finds a scrap of shopping list, she grows curious about Alice, the vicar’s wife who lived there years before. As we follow the twin narratives of Jane, in the present, and Alice in the 1930s we discover that both are on a journey to discover their true selves, and to address their deepest fears.

    NetGalley chose it as one of their Top Ten books of the month; as a vicar’s wife who made the move from NYC to Cumbria, I’ve put a lot of my own life in this book but it’s definitely fictional (as I tell all my neighbours!)

    This is the Amazon link:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. Sara Alva
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 07:47:17

    Hi, and thank you for the opportunity to post about my new release. Silent is a coming-of-age gay romance set in various neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California.

    Here’s the blurb:
    Alex’s life as a teenager in South Central L.A. is far from perfect, but it’s his life, and he knows how to live it. He knows what role to play and what things to keep to himself. He’s got it all under control, until one lousy pair of shoes kicks him out of his world and lands him in a foster care group home.

    Surrounded by strangers and trapped in a life where he could never belong, Alex turns to the only person lower on the social ladder than he is: a “special” mute boy. In Sebastian, Alex finds a safe place to store his secrets—those that sent him to foster care, and the deeper one that sets him apart from the other teenagers he knows. But Sebastian has secrets of his own, and when tragedy rips the two boys apart, Alex will stop at nothing to find the answers—even if it means dragging them both through a past full of wounds best left buried.

    It might just be worth it, for the slim chance at love.


    Available today on ARe, Amazon, B&N, and iTunes. For more information, visit


  17. Crista McHugh
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 18:27:56

    Thanks for giving us this opportunity to talk about our new releases.

    Poisoned Web comes out November 11th. It’s the second book in the award-winning Deizian Empire series.

    The fate of the empire hangs on one slave breaking her silence…

    As the Deizian Empire prepares for the upcoming wedding of Emperor Titus Sergius Flavus and Azruha, one mystery remains unsolved—the sudden and unexplained death of the former emperor. And as her wedding gift to Titus, Azurha wants to give him answers. She suspects an unknown poison was involved, and her search for the truth enlists two unlikely allies.

    Modius Varro’s thirst for knowledge caused an uproar in Emona three years ago and exiled him to the border town of Madrena. But when Titus falls victim to the same poison, his expertise in medicine becomes essential in solving both the riddle of the former emperor’s death and finding a cure to save the current one. His search leads him to far reaches of the Alpirion realm, to an ancient culture shrouded in secrets, and into the arms of one slave who must break her silence to save the empire.

    For excerpts and more info, please check out my webpage at

  18. Janet Mullany
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 20:22:13

    Late again, late again. Thanks for the opportunity!

    A CERTAIN LATITUDE, November 2013

    1800—Allan Pendale, lawyer and the youngest son of the Earl of Frensham, is bound by ship for the West Indies, to impart the news to his estranged father that his mother has died. But he also has another mission—to find out the truth of his origins; with his dark looks and muscular build, Allan has always felt like the black sheep of the family.

    Miss Clarissa Onslowe is also on board, traveling to take up the role of governess to the daughter of the wealthy planter Mr. Lemarchand. There is nothing to keep her in England. An indiscretion five years before led to her reputation being ruined; her abolitionist family has disowned her and no gentleman would marry her now. But now she seeks redemption with her family by revealing the truth about the miserable lives of the slaves who work on the sugar plantations.

    Clarissa’s previous encounter with love has left her aroused and restless, and Allan is a man for whom lust is a daily pastime; thrown together belowdecks during the long sea voyage, they embark on a sensual odyssey where no desire is left untested. But if they thought their exploration and ecstasy could not be bettered, then there are more pleasures to be taken and boundaries to be broken at their island destination—where “March” Lemarchand, sugar king and master of seduction, awaits them both…

    A marvel of sex, smarts, and wit—Pam Rosenthal/Molly Weatherfield
    Unabashedly wicked … titillating, witty, and very, very sexy—Colette Gale
    A torrid, twisting tale of a trio bound together by love, lust and tropical latitudes. Scorching!—Maggie Robinson

    More details coming soon (and I do mean coming) at

  19. Missy Welsh
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 15:10:52

    Thanks, Jayne, for the chance to do a little pimping of my upcoming book from Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure. Isherwood will be available during the first full week of November (aiming for the 3rd).

    This is a M/M erotic romance featuring werewolves. Yep, werewolves! ;)

    Two years ago, the small southern Ohio town of Isherwood seemed to change overnight. Businesses were abandoned or sold and townsfolk just up and moved away. Those who were left behind are trying to keep their lives afloat on the hope that things will improve someday.

    Finn Webb is one of those people. His construction and remodeling company he runs with his sister is one of the largest employers left in town. He’s felt his world teetering on the edge of failure for so long, that saving an injured dog is a bright spark of life he’s happy to hold onto.

    Cas Maine has come to Isherwood because that’s where the road lead. He’s tired, hungry and desperate for the acceptance and safety he had once in his birth pack. But crossing into town sees him shifting into his wolf form and unable to shift back. Then he’s hit by a car only to be rescued by his one true mate.

    What follows is a series of events where a job outside of town lets Cas and Finn grow closer while also leading to the uncovering of numerous secrets held by several inhabitants of Isherwood. Everyone has a stake in this. And the stakes are high.

    Those interested in more information and availability for Isherwood should bookmark my website or sign up for my book release newsletter. Thanks again!

  20. Lara Lacombe
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 00:00:28

    Thanks for this opportunity! I’m thrilled to announce that my debut, DEADLY CONTACT, will be released this month from Harlequin Romantic Suspense! Here’s the back cover blurb:

    It’s a race against time—and a fatal outbreak—in this thriller of a debut

    In one passionate night Special Agent James Reynolds and scientist Kelly Jarvis went from friends to lovers. Then Kelly walked away with only an apology. Now James is charged with solving a bioterrorist attack—and Dr. Jarvis works at the suspected lab.

    Is Kelly an accomplice or a victim? Just what are her secrets that drove her from James’s bed? Soon one thing becomes clear: The ghosts of her past have nothing on the terrorists targeting her and Washington, D.C. Another threat bathes the city in red alert, and now there are lives at stake, in addition to hearts….

    Audio and e-book versions come out on Friday, November 1, and the print book should hit store shelves on Tuesday, November 5. In the meantime, please stop by my blog and say hi–I’d love to hear from you!

  21. Marguerite Kaye
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 05:25:16

    RUMOURS THAT RUINED A LADY (or confusingly, if you prefer the US spelling, RUMORS THAT RUINED A LADY) is the 4th of my Armstrong Sisters series, though like the rest, it’s designed to be read stand-alone.

    Caro is the dutiful sister, who has acceded to her father’s wishes and married the man he picked for her. And she’s miserable. So miserable, that the opening of the story finds her unconscious in an opium den. Here’s the blurb:


    Amongst the gossip-hungry ton, no name has become more synonymous with sin than that of Lady Caroline Rider, cast out by her husband and disowned by her family. Rumor has it that the infamous “Caro” is now seeking oblivion in the opium dens of London!

    There’s only one man who can save her—notorious rake Sebastian Conway, Marquis of Ardhallow. Soon Caro is installed in his country home, warming his bed, but their passion may not be enough to protect them once news of their scandalous arrangement breaks out….

    Sebastian and Caro’s story goes back to way before her marriage, and it’s told retrospectively. This is a very dark tale, my attempt to explore just what, if anything, a woman can do to escape a miserable marriage at a time when divorce was one of the great taboos.

    Out in print and digital from 1st November, US, Canada, Australia and UK, there are book links and you can read an excerpt on my website here:

    Thanks for the opportunity to post.

  22. Sheryl Kaleo
    Oct 30, 2013 @ 14:34:39

    Hi again, and thank you for the opportunity to post about the end of my serialized YA solarpunk fantasy novel DONOR. Parts 1 and 2 are currently available through Amazon Kindle Select. Parts 3 and 4 will be coming out this week and the first week of November.

    The moment when you realize sleeping without a nightlight did nothing to prepare you for the dark chasing you into daylight . . .? Yeah. That.

    Only when I face life on the run alone do I realize how well Mama trained me to protect myself. If only she’d had time to explain why her tears turned to crystals when we parted,
    and what I’m destined to become.

    Now I can trust no one, especially Enoch. This all started the day he showed up looking for me, and he seems to be everywhere I go—before I get there. Is he one of the Undying? Or something Other? The answer may be my deliverance . . . or make me wish I were dead.

    In Donor Part 1: A Bat Out of Hell, sixteen-year-old Shreya leaves her home and everything she loves to escape the Shadows and gets separated from her mother. Print length: 137 pages, Word count: 44,000

    In Donor Part 2: The Jeweled City , she heads for New York to find answers about what she’s turning into and to hide from the Human traffickers chasing her. Print length:  132, Word count: 41,000

    In Donor Part 3: A Silver Lined Grave, Shreya accepts the help of Dax, a guy who seems to be able to track her anywhere despite all her training, to hide from the Cyber Thugs chasing her. Unfortunately, that means going deep down into New York’s subterranean tunnels, where darkness is just a light switch away.  Excerpt Word count: 41,000

    In Donor Part 4: The Heart of the Enemy, Shreya escapes her underground trap only to end up in the hands of her worst enemy and her greatest temptation, Enoch. Excerpt. Word count: 48,000

    DONOR, Parts 1 – 4 chronicle Shreya’s journey from an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl living in upstate Louisiana to a fugitive on the run from the law, the unlawful, and those beyond any natural laws known to Humankind. For more info visit or

  23. Stacy Gail
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 18:53:33

    Thank so much for this opportunity to talk about our latest releases! :)

    On November 21, Carina Press is releasing a military homecoming-themed holiday duology called GIFTS OF HONOR. My novella, STARTING FROM SCRATCH, is part of the collection, or it can be purchased separately. Here’s the novella’s blurb:

    Christmas is the perfect time to start from scratch

    Lieutenant Sully Jax saved his unit during an IED attack, but he couldn’t save his marriage. He can’t even remember it. Recovered from his injuries, he’s come home to the family and friends he knows—and an ex-wife who’s a stranger to him.

    Lucy Crabtree was heartbroken last Christmas when Sully announced his plan to go on one last tour of duty, and devastated when he asked for a divorce after he awoke in the hospital with no memory of her. She’s finally moving on from her hurt and from losing the man she loved more than anything, and her cookie-baking business is taking off just in time for the holidays. But now Sully’s back, and she can’t deny she still loves him. But how can she trust her heart to someone who breaks it every time she sees him?

    Sully might not remember Lucy, but something inside won’t let her go. With every bite of her cookies, he finds a new love for Lucy, and he soon realizes he wants to rebuild his life… with her by his side.

    36,000 words



    For more information on this and other projects, please feel free to check out my blog, or find me on FB or Twitter:

    Thanks again for this thread. It’s greatly appreciated! :)

  24. Francis Ray
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 13:01:15

    Hello and thank you!

    ALL THAT I DESIRE, (Grayson series #10) Rio’s book
    New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray turns up the heat in All That I Desire, a sizzling Grayson Friends novel about a woman’s life, liberty…and pursuit of passion.

    Nothing can stop a woman like Skylar Dupree once she makes up her mind. Defying her family and leaving law school, she’s landed her dream job as an event director at the prestigious Navarone Resorts and Spas in Arizona. It’s all that Skylar’s ever desired—until she sees Rio Sanchez, the resort’s head of security and Blade Navarone’s own personal bodyguard. He’s the sexiest, most striking man she’s ever met.

    When Skylar starts planning a huge charity auction at the resort, it’s Rio’s job to keep an eye on the prized art she collects from donors. Though he’s not blind to Skylar’s beauty, Rio is nothing if not professional—and he refuses to make a move. But when a mysterious stranger enters the picture—and puts Skylar’s life in danger—Rio attempts to protect her…only to be told, in no uncertain terms, that Skylar is capable of taking care of herself. Her brazen independence is enough to drive Rio crazy…with desire. Could it be that the strong, hard-hearted Rio has finally met his match?

    Amazon $ 4.79 (paperback) $4.55 (Kindle)

    Barnes and Noble $7.99 (paperback) $4.55 (Nook)

    iTunes $7.99 (iPhone,iPad and iPod)

    Google Play $7.56 (smartphone, tablet and Android)

  25. Jennifer Snow
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 14:41:31

    Thank you for this opportunity to promote my November release-The Trouble With Mistletoe-book one in my small town contemporary romance series through Harlequin Heartwarming.
    The back cover blurb:
    You can’t say no to a mistletoe kiss, no matter who’s under it!
    Since leaving Brookhollow and her fiancé, Luke Dawson twelve years earlier, Victoria Mason hasn’t looked back. She’s traded the small-town dream of marriage, kids and family Christmas dinners for late nights working at a high-powered acquisitions firm, lunches at trendy New York restaurants and jet-set vacations on the slopes.
    So her latest work assignment, to acquire Brookhollow’s sporting-goods store, poses a challenge for Victoria, in more ways than one. Because it’s almost Christmas, and she’s got other holiday plans. And the owner is reluctant to sell. And the owner is Luke. She needs to wrap up the deal before she gets caught up in her old life and her old love…or becomes trapped under the mistletoe. Again.

    For more information, please visit my websites at or or visit my Brookhollow series blog at

    Thanks again! xo

  26. Jennifer Comeaux
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 20:39:42

    Thank you so much for this opportunity! My November 5 release FIGHTING FOR THE EDGE, published by Astraea Press, is a contemporary romance set in the world of competitive figure skating.

    Two friends. Two dreams. One night that changes everything…

    Ice dancer Aubrey London scoffs at romance. She’s focused on winning a medal at the upcoming Olympics and uses that as her excuse to avoid serious relationships. But when she and longtime friend Chris Grayden are thrown together by unforeseen circumstances, Aubrey finds herself questioning everything she’s ever known about love, complicating her life both on and off the ice.

    Pairs skater Emily Petrov embraces romance. She and her husband Sergei still act like honeymooners two years after their wedding. As Emily’s coach, Sergei provides constant support while she prepares to challenge for gold at the Olympics. But Sergei’s support might not be enough to help Emily overcome the one challenge she never saw coming.

    With the Games only weeks away, Emily and Aubrey are on the verge of realizing their dreams. But one snowy, stormy night sets in motion a series of events that will test them in ways they never imagined, giving them more to fight for than Olympic medals.

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    For more information on all my books, please visit my website:

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