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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for October 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. Ros
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 15:14:56

    Hattie Bell is beautiful, brilliant and bigger than your average plus-sized model. For top fashion photographer Tom Metcalfe, Hattie is the muse he needs to help him break into the art world.

    Working with Hattie is going to send his career rising into the stratosphere.

    Falling in love with Hattie is going to bring his life crashing down around his feet.

    Flirting With The Camera is a 40,000 word novella. It’s available on Amazon now and will be available from all major ebook retailers in the next week or so. More details and an excerpt on my website here:


  2. Sandra Schwab
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 15:34:10

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    On October 14, I’m going to launch a new series with Springtime Pleasures, a novel-length historical romance. Here’s the blurb:

    Caught between duty …

    George Augustus Fenton Griffin, Viscount Chanderley has to marry – fast: His father has ordered him to find a suitable wife this very season. Alas, the only woman Griff has eyes for is the very unsuitable Miss Carlotta Stanton, who is not only unbecomingly tall but also wears the ugliest spectacles in all of England. Still, Griff is utterly bewitched by her intense green eyes. Yet however much he feels drawn to her joie de vivre, duty and honor demand that he stay far away from Miss Stanton.

    … and desire

    Dubbed “the Giantess” because of her unfortunate height, Charlie Stanton finds the London season far less glamorous than she had thought it would be – not the least because she is consigned a place among the wallflowers. But then she becomes acquainted with the very dashing Lord Chanderley, whose life is overshadowed by a terrible tragedy in his past. Ever ready to help others, Charlie is determined to rid him of his Sad Melancholia – even if it means taking on wild boars and highwaymen. However, the biggest challenge might be the elusive viscount himself and his belief that he is beyond all redemption.

    You can read an excerpt on my website, or you can let me read it to you on You Tube

  3. Maggie Robinson
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 15:54:14

    Thanks, DA!

    In the Heart of the Highlander, the second Edwardian-set Ladies Unlaced book, comes out October 1. First chapter:

    Back cover copy: Ever since Mary Evensong’s elderly Aunt Mim got sick, Mary’s masqueraded as the owner of the Evensong Agency, finding housemaids, husbands and solving pesky problems for the peerage. Someday she’d like to shake off her silvery wig and spectacles and be the young woman she truly is. But desperate clients are waiting for “Mrs. Evensong” at the office.

    Like a scandalous Scottish baron. Honor forbids Lord Alec Raeburn from explaining the suspicious circumstances surrounding his wife’s death, but he knows who’s responsible. He just needs to hire an actress to lure the scoundrel into a trap.

    After listening to Raeburn’s story—and seeing him in his kilt—Mary knows the perfect person. Letting her red hair down, she heads off to the Scottish Highlands to pose as a seductress, but soon finds herself with more than her virtue at stake in a tug-of-war between two powerful men. She could wind up in danger—or in the heart of the highlander.

  4. Juliana Stone
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 15:59:21

    Thanks for the opportunity to share! I’ve got the second book in my Bad Boys of Crystal Lake series, releasing Tuesday, September 24th! THE CHRISTMAS HE LOVED HER, is Jake & Raine’s story, one that Carly Phillips says is, “A heartfelt look into pain and grief and the saving beauty of love. … Achingly beautiful.”

    In the small town of Crystal Lake, Christmas is a time for sledding, hot chocolate, and cozying up to the fire with those you love. For Jake Edwards, it’s also time to come home and face his past. He thought there would never be anything harder than losing his brother. Turns out there is: falling in love with his brother’s widow, Raine.

    Ever since they were little, Jesse was the Edwards brother who was always there for her, and Jake was the one who knew just how to push her buttons. Raine can’t imagine a life without them, which is why it was doubly decimating when Jake left town after his brother’s sudden death. Now he’s back and she doesn’t know whether to be mad or thrilled. Maybe both. Maybe it will be the perfect chance for both of them to finally find happiness again.

    You can read an excerpt at my website,

  5. Victoria Paige
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 16:41:20

    Thanks for the opportunity! Silver Fire, the second full-length book in the Guardians series will be published October 8th and will be available on Amazon and Smashwords (which will distribute to B&N and Apple bookstore).
    Here’s a link to Goodreads advanced reviews:
    What if you hold the blueprint to a device that can destroy an entire city?

Sophie Marie Leroux is a genius nuclear physicist who runs Silver Fire Research, a laboratory that has developed the technology to enrich Zefinium—an element so versatile, it can be used as an infinite power source. It is also rumored to be an alternative to weaponized plutonium. Certain factions want to see that research buried, and the only way to make it happen is to get rid of Sophie. But greed has brought out sinister forces that may just coerce her into building the most lethal weapon since the nuclear bomb.

Derek Lockwood has avoided commitment all his life. His past involvements in high-risk missions with the Army Special Forces and Artemis Guardian Services (AGS) are not exactly building blocks for meaningful relationships. Now an executive for a defense company, he finds himself attracted to his new business partner. An angel with a mind like Einstein—Sophie just may be the one woman who will have him forsake all others.

    However, behind Sophie’s brilliant mind lurks a dark past, and Derek will need all his intellectual and sensual expertise to break through her emotional minefield.

    * Strong sexual content and language. Mild sexual deviances. Ages 18+

    Link to first two chapters and short excerpt (note: these had undergone some editing since)


    Thanks again!


  6. Jael Wye
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 17:01:30

    Thank you for the opportunity to introduce my debut novel, Ice Red, Book I of my new science fiction romance series Once Upon a Red World.

    Mirror, mirror, full of stars,
    Who will claim the throne of Mars?
    The princess: Engineer Bianca Ross, heir to a megacorporation and the Mars elevator, needs to acquire a mine on the surface to secure her place in the company. All that stands in her way is the mine’s charming owner, Cesare Chan.
    The evil stepmother: Victoria Ross is plotting to gain control of Mars. She plans to assassinate Bianca and seduce Cesare to further her goals, and Bianca’s trip is the perfect opportunity.
    The charming prince: Cesare shouldn’t get involved. Bianca’s visit could reveal the escaped slaves he’s hiding at his mine, but he can’t ignore a damsel in distress—especially one as beautiful as Bianca.
    Alone, neither would stand a chance against Victoria. But together, they could rewrite a tale that’s meant to end with Bianca’s blood.

    Ice Red will be released by Carina Press on Sept. 30. Here’s a link to Goodreads reviews.

  7. Melissa Cutler
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 18:05:54

    She can’t help but fall for the sexy sheriff–again…

    COWBOY JUSTICE is my latest release, coming October 1st from Kensington Zebra.
    Right now, the paperback format is on pre-sale at for only $4.19 (regular $6.99) with FREE SHIPPING:

    Here’s the book’s other links:

    From the back cover:
    Rachel Sorentino’s first regret about shooting at the vandals targeting her property is that her aim wasn’t better. Her second is that when bullets started flying, it was Sheriff Vaughn Cooper’s number she dialed. Vaughn is the mistake she keeps on making, and no matter how inconvenient their attraction—for his career, her tangled case, and their already battered hearts—there’s no denying what feels so irresistibly right…

    To learn more about COWBOY JUSTICE, read Chapter One, and see the Playlist that inspired me while I wrote the book, visit my website:

    Thanks for this terrific opportunity, Jane and the DA team!


  8. Veronica Scott
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 18:28:35

    Thanks for the opportunity! I’ll be publishing Dancer of the Nile, the 3rd in my Tales of the Gods series, on October 14th. Here’s the story:
    Egypt, 1500 BCE
    Nima’s beauty and skill as a dancer leads an infatuated enemy to kidnap her after destroying an Egyptian border town. However, she’s not the only hostage in the enemy camp: Kamin, an Egyptian soldier on a secret mission for Pharaoh, has been taken as well. Working together to escape, the two of them embark on a desperate quest across the desert to carry word of the enemy’s invasion plans to Pharaoh’s people.

    As they flee for their lives, these two strangers thrown together by misfortune have to trust in each other to survive. Nima suspects Kamin is more than the simple soldier he seems, but she finds it hard to resist the effect he has on her heart. Kamin has a duty to his Pharaoh to see his mission completed, but this clever and courageous dancer is claiming more of his loyalty and love by the moment. Kamin starts to worry, if it comes to a choice between saving Egypt or saving Nima’s life…what will he do?

    Aided by the Egyptian god Horus and the Snake Goddess Renenutet, beset by the enemy’s black magic, can Nima and Kamin evade the enemy and reach the safety of the Nile in time to foil the planned attack? Can there ever be a happy future together for the humble dancer and the brave Egyptian soldier who is so much more than he seems?

    To see the cover and read an excerpt, you can visit my blog

  9. Jenny Schwartz
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 18:56:55

    Thanks for the chance to share my new book, “It’s Love, Dude”, Jane — *waves hi at Veronica just above me in the list*

    From our favourite short story writer comes a debut full-length novel about sand, sun, small towns, and surfing…

    Zane Carlton is a World Champion surfer. Molly Georgiou is a shy, small-town girl. They have nothing in common except an instantaneous attraction and an impossible quest for a rare, endangered Australian marsupial. But Zane is determined to make it work, and invites Molly to take a step into his world. But Molly isn’t ready for the spotlights and attention — she loves her town, its quirks, its characters. Opposites attract, but can two such different people find both a woylie and forever?

    An Aussie story from an Aussie (Harlequin) publisher, Escape Publishing.

    More info on woylies and me at my blog or you can google to find out more about the cute critters.

  10. Jennifer Faye
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 19:33:53

    Hi. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share a little about my second release, “Snowbound With The Soldier.” It’s a Harlequin 2011 SYTYCW Top Five Finalist and a RT Book Reviews Top Pick! And the story is close to my heart. So I’m thrilled to be able to share it with others. Here’s a little about it:

    Do you remember the youthful rush of falling in love? The undeniable certainty that you’d found “the one”? Well Kara and Jason were those young lovers with stars in their eyes…until their fairytale suddenly veered into a nightmare.

    Now seven years later, a lot has changed…especially Jason–a returning war hero with jagged scars that run deep. But Kara has changed as well. No longer is she the naïve, young girl. She has tremendous responsibilities weighing on her and no time to waste on “what-might-been.” However when old flames are reignited, will the Ghost of Christmas Past destroy any chance of a future? Or will they learn the true depths of forgiveness and its power to open doors to a new beginning?

    I really rooted for these two, having laughed and cried with them. They’re two wounded people who refused to give up until they’d earned their happily-ever-after and in the process, brought a smile to my heart. I hope they’ll do the same for you.

    To find out more about “Snowbound With The Solder” follow this link:

  11. Dawn Addonizio
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 20:21:53

    GREY’S MAGIC is a full length adult fantasy romance novel. It just became available as an e-book on Amazon & will available later this week on B& Here’s the blurb, and I thank you for providing a place to post it!

    Scarlett Thresher doesn’t like humans. She’s an immortal warrior. She’s lethal with a sword. And she can hold her whiskey better than most men. But visiting the human realm gives her panic attacks.

    Too bad her baby brother is getting married there and skipping the wedding isn’t an option.

    But when Scarlett stumbles across FBI Agent Greyson Derrington at a murder scene, she realizes that his killer is quite literally inhuman. And he’s going to need cooperation from the faerie realm to have any hope of stopping the monster.

    As they close in on an insidious evil that’s stalking human women through their dreams, Grey begins to awaken parts of Scarlett that she long believed were shattered beyond repair.

    Can he help her to release her fear and let go of the past, before time runs out for the next victim?

  12. Angelia Sparrow
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 22:24:42

    I have a busy October.

    “Fruits of Thine,” an interracial paranormal BBW romance releases Sept 29 from Amber Quill.

    Corporate retreats are dull at best, but when Carla is sent on one as a punitive measure, she isn’t expecting anything to come of it, except a pink slip.

    High in the Ozark mountains, nothing is quite as it seems and reality skews in interesting ways. The conference is too elementary and Carla notices people starting to go missing.

    And the wild, incessant piping from the forest keeps her awake nights and stirs deeply buried desires…

    Then in Mid-month, Forgotten Menagerie comes out from Storm Moon Press. This is a non-canine, non-feline, gay shifter anthology. My story, “Burdens Lightened” is the tale of a werehorse in a small town.

    And October 21 sees Dreamspinner’s Steamed Up anthology. My story is called “Five to one” and tells of Dee and Jonathan, a pair of likely lads out to escape the poverty of the Boston slums through a human-powered road-race.

  13. Crista McHugh
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 23:01:21

    Thanks for letting us share our upcoming releases!
    I’m part of a fabulous historical holiday anthology coming out Oct. 14th. If you’re looking for unusual historicals, please check this out! :)

    Entangled Publishing presents… A Very Scandalous Holiday Anthology. Four very spirited vignettes of holidays past.

    Erin’s Gift by Nancy Fraser
    Chicago 1920
    Widower, Seth Harrison, has no intention of falling in love again but will he be able to resist the sweetness of his son’s nanny, Erin O’Mara – his sister’s best friend?

    An Eternity of You by Sophia Garrett
    England 1833
    The Duke of Sharrington left Rebecca with more than a broken heart six years ago – he left her with a son. He’s rekindled their passion with his return, but it will take a Christmas miracle to earn her heart.

    Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin
    England, late Regency
    After three years at sea, Captain Hale Prescott has the means to marry the love of his life and his best friend’s sister. Sidony Harbeck, however, might never speak to him again. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter… at least none he ever sent.

    Eight Tiny Flames by Crista McHugh
    1944 Ardennes, WWII
    Lt. Ruth Mencher has always secretly admired Capt. Joseph Klein, but it takes the lighting of a Hanukkah candle to uncover the spark of mutual attraction. Each night awakens a new facet of their relationship, but as the Battle of the Bulge begins, the approaching Nazi forces threaten to tear them apart.

    Available for Pre-order on Amazon and B&N

  14. Anthea Lawson
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 23:13:53

    Thanks, Jane, for the chance to announce my new historical romance release, Sonata for a Scoundrel! Here’s the blurb:

    The Muse…

    Clara Becker is a supremely gifted composer—a talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s England. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brother’s name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London.

    Meets the Master…

    Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, pursues success with a single-minded intensity. When he comes across Becker’s compositions, he knows that this music will secure his place in history. Darien tracks the composer down and, with some difficulty, convinces the man to tour with him. Mr. Becker agrees, but with the most unusual condition that he bring along his sister…

    Set against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Sonata for a Scoundrel is the newest full-length historical romance novel from RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson.

    Releasing September 30th in both print and digital at all online retailers! Add the book at Goodreads,, and join Anthea’s new-release newsletter at

  15. Fiona Mcgier
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 00:09:26

    On October 1, my two female spy novels will be released as a 2-in-1 novel. Two full-length novels for less than the price of buying each separately.

    “Secret Love”: Sheena has spent 12 years saving the world, one assignment at a time. She enjoys the work, but is getting bored. She tries her usual cure; a new man. But something about this one is different; she develops feelings. And in her world, even having feelings is dangerous. Indulging them by falling in love can be deadly.

    “Undercover Lovers”: Ameena has never been able to forget what she endured on her last assignment before she left the agency. She was the only female agent to live through what The Executioner did to his victims, but she still bears the scars, both physical and psychological. When he escapes from his prison cell, her ex-handler brings two agents with him to tell her that one or the other will be her shadow until her torturer is caught again…only this time he will allow her to kill him. Having kept herself too busy for romance, she is caught off-guard by the sudden insertion into her life of two gorgeous men, one who actively pursues her and one whom she finds more attractive for his shyness. Will she live long enough to make a choice? And is that the end of the story…or the beginning?

    Note: I liked the characters in “Secret Love” so much that I had to reprise some of them in “Undercover Lovers”. Both involve inter-racial romances, for the main characters and the supporting ones. If you like some suspense and danger with your erotic romance, please take a chance on this great bargain!

    Find out more at:

  16. Nell Dixon
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 02:33:32

    Lady Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Bellhavan is dubbed the runaway bride after calling off her wedding on the eve of her marriage just a week before Christmas. Her best friend, Sophie has the perfect hideout for the beleaguered society belle, her childhood home, Tything Manor.
    Lottie won’t be alone for Christmas at the isolated Northumbrian manor house, Sophie’s older brother, Ranulf, the reclusive Earl of Craigmore will be there too.

    Rafe is aware his unconventional looks and retiring nature won’t win any beauty contests but with the magic of the Christmas season and some judicious matchmaking from the meddlesome Sophie it might just be Christmas Ever After for Lottie and Rafe…

    A modern day Beauty and the Beast romance from Nell Dixon

  17. Nico Rosso
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 09:34:04

    Thanks for the opportunity to get the word out, Jane!

    On the last day of September, my paranormal romance HEAVY METAL HEART will start the brand new Demon Rock series.

    One night. One concert. One rock star. Her life will be changed forever.

    Here’s the blurb:
    Rock Star. Front man. Demon. A descendant of satyrs and the lead singer in a band that feeds on the energy of its audience, Trevor Sand is growing weary of the constant need to perform. He needs the legend of the Muse—a woman destined to be a demon’s eternal companion and only source of sustenance—to be true.

    Misty Grant has never been bold, but when Trevor singles her out among hundreds at a concert, she takes him up on his explicit offer. During an erotic night in his hotel room, she learns that his touch is as electric as his lyrics. But when Trevor’s demon is aroused, her desire turns to horror and she runs.

    Knowing that he’ll die if he loses her, Trevor must find Misty before his enemies do. But even if he can save her, he knows that regaining the trust of his fated Muse will be his greatest challenge.

    Find an excerpt and buy links here:

  18. Zoe Archer
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 09:36:51

    As always, thanks for the opportunity, DA!

    Winter’s Heat My Nemesis, Unlimited holiday novella will be released by St. Martin’s Press on October 26, 2013…

    It’s Downton Abbey, Nemesis-style, in Winter’s Heat, an exclusive new novella from award-winning author Zoë Archer

    An auxiliary Nemesis agent and a former client go undercover as servants at a country estate during the Christmas season to expose corruption among London society’s powerful elite. Michael and Ada never thought they would again be working side by side in the pursuit of justice. Now that they’re on a case together, the attraction they had once shared flares to life, making a dangerous assignment even more unpredictable. Can they take the heat?

    Links to preorder:

  19. Kate Rothwell
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 09:56:32

    From Samhain — October 1, a Summer Devon m/m contemporary
    Meeting the family shouldn’t be this complicated.

    As the designated slacker of the family, Peter Stevens was accustomed to being eclipsed by his “perfect” older brother, Mark. But when Mark came out to their parents one Christmas vacation, it was his turn to be the black sheep.

    Even more surreal was Peter’s brief encounter with his brother’s boyfriend, Colin. The unmistakable sparks between them shook the foundations of his confirmed heterosexuality. Years later, when they meet again as graduate student and professor, that bone-deep attraction is still there.

    Thanks to the emotional scars Mark left behind, Colin has had his fill of Stevens men. Having Peter at his university shouldn’t be a problem though, as he knows the younger man is straight. But when Colin realizes the electricity sizzles both ways, he can’t resist indulging in a passionate affair.

    Yet some old flames stubbornly refuse to die. This time, Peter refuses to step aside—and when an emergency brings the family together again, Colin must decide if it’s worth the risk to trust another Stevens brother with his heart.

    Warning: This book contains an adorable professor who gets invited home for a very complicated holiday, a perfect relationship with “Mr. Right”, and a dangerous crush on “Mr. Wrong”.

    A STARRED review from Publisher’s Weekly: “The direct and affectionate interplay among the three men is realistic and satisfying, shattering gender-bound stereotypes while reimagining the coming-out story. The plot is rich in detail and subtle in message, and Peter’s relationship with Colin is thoroughly and playfully sexy, joyfully leading readers through a truly romantic journey toward happiness. “

  20. Theresa Romain
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:41:37

    Hi, DA–thanks for the chance to post! My third Holiday Pleasures historical romance, SEASON FOR SCANDAL, will be released October 1. This is a marriage of convenience/marriage in trouble story with a festive touch.

    Back cover copy:
    Jane Tindall has never had money of her own or exceptional beauty. Her gifts are more subtle: a mind like an abacus, a talent for play-acting—and a daring taste for gambling. But all the daring in the world can’t help with the cards fixed against her. And when Edmund Ware, Baron Kirkpatrick, unwittingly spoils her chance to win a fortune, her reputation is ruined too. Or so she thinks, until he suggests a surprising mode of escape: a hasty marriage. To him. On the surface, their wedding would seem to satisfy all the demands of proper society, but as the Yuletide approaches, secrets and scandals turn this proper marriage into a very improper affair.

    To read Chapter 1, please visit

  21. Kate Rothwell
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 14:06:07

    Thanks …and here’s another.
    a Victorian romance Love Between the Lines by Kate Rothwell.

    4.5 Stars “Rothwell’s historical romance is pleasing from every angle!”
    –RT Bookreviews Magazine

    Danger won’t deter this intrepid reporter–even when life and love are on the line.

    Sir Gideon Langham wants the best for his flagship newspaper. Hiring daring female reporter Lizzie Drury, aka “Trudy Tildon,” seems like a smart decision–until he finds himself falling for her. He knows she’ll risk everything to get a story which is perfect for an employee, but not for the sort of woman he plans to marry.

    Lizzie longs to write real, in-depth articles. When handsome Sir Gideon offers her a job as more than a stringer, she reluctantly leaves her New York beat for unfamiliar London. But as she pursues a murder investigation, ghosts from her past become all too real.

    Digging up dirt sometimes unearths danger. Now someone is after Gideon’s reputation–and Lizzie’s life. In a race to find a killer, Lizzie and Gideon must learn to trust each other…before it’s too late.

    This book will be free on October 15, its official release date.

  22. Kate McMurray
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 14:06:58

    Thanks, DA, for the opportunity. I have a new m/m contemporary out September 30 called The Stars that Tremble:

    Giovanni Boca was destined to go down in history as an opera legend until a vocal chord injury abruptly ended his career. Now he teaches voice lessons at a prestigious New York City music school. During auditions for his summer opera workshop, he finds his protégé in fourteen-year-old Emma McPhee. Just as intriguing to Gio is Emma’s father Mike, a blue-collar guy who runs a business renovating the kitchens and bathrooms of New York’s elite to finance his daughter’s dream.

    Mike’s partner was killed when Emma was a toddler, and Gio mourns the beautiful voice he will never have again, so coping with loss is something they have in common. Their initial physical attraction quickly grows to something more as each hopes to fill the gap that loss and grief has left in his life. Although Mike wonders if he can truly fit into Gio’s upperclass world, their bond grows stronger. Then, trouble strikes from outside when the machinations of an unscrupulous stage mother threaten to tear Gio and Mike apart—and ruin Emma’s bright future.

    More about the book, including where you can pre-order and the snazzy book trailer, can be found on my website.

  23. Jessa Holbrook
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:22:26

    WHILE YOU’RE AWAY is a steamy story about a love triangle, a long-distance relationship, and learning the true meaning of commitment. It’s a New Adult romance from Razorbill (Penguin.)

    Once a cheater, always a cheater?

    From the moment Will and Sarah first set eyes upon each other, they know that what they have is special.

    There’s just one little problem . . . each of them already has a significant other.

    After flirting with danger, it becomes clear their passion is too strong to be denied. But even if they make their relationship official, there are plenty of challenges in store. Will leaves for college at the end of the summer, while Sarah faces her senior year of high school in their small suburban town. Long-distance relationships always come with their fair share of troubles—mismatched schedules, jealousy, and temptation are only the beginning.

    Can cheaters ever change?

    On October 15th, the first serial installment will be available anywhere you can buy Razorbill e-books. There will also be audio installments, and a bind-up available in 2014 to get the story all at one time!

    iBookstore | Barnes & Noble | Amazon Google Books

  24. Lisa Hughey
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 12:53:42

    Love on Main Street: A Snow Creek Christmas

    Christmas, the most magical season, is almost upon the small mountain town of Snow Creek. For seven couples, holiday wishes mean more than just gifts or parties. Can Snow Creek pull off its annual holiday miracle of bringing love to town?

    Featuring New York Times Bestselling Author, Juliet Blackwell
    International Bestselling Author, Rachael Herron
    Lisa Hughey
    Ruby Laska
    Cecilia Gray
    Adrienne Bell
    LGC Smith

    The authors of Love on Main Street are members of the group blog, Pens Fatales, and write in a variety of genres from paranormal mystery to romantic thrillers to sweet contemporary romance. Visit us at

    This anthology will be released in ebook format on October 20, 2013 at Amazon, BN, ARe, Smashwords and Kobo. The list price is $3.99, but for a limited two weeks from October 20th thru November 3rd, the Christmas anthology will be $0.99.

    Thank you to Dear Author for the opportunity to post this!!

  25. Kimberly Lang
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 10:48:27

    Hi all~

    October finishes up the Wedding Season series from Harlequin KISS with Last Groom Standing!

    Marnie Price’s guide to surviving the bridesmaid blues…

    1. Get a new man
    2. Find a new job
    3. When in doubt, drink wine!

    Having watched her three closest friends all find love, Southern belle Marnie Price feels as if she’s the only single girl left. Luckily she’s found a solution—one sizzling night with Dylan Brookes. This man wears a wedding tux better than anyone, but all Marnie wants to do is get beneath it!

    Dylan is all about making the sensible choice, and a fling with his ex’s friend Marnie is about as far from sensible as he can get! Marnie might prove to him that taking risks is worth it, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to give up his bachelor status quite yet—does it…?

    And if you’d like a little more insight into the series — or just want to listen to the dueling accents of Heidi Rice and Kimberly Lang — check out our video here:

  26. Amy Andrews
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 08:00:05

    Thanks DA!
    After 30 + category romances I’m excited to announce the Oct 15th release date for my Aussie set, contemporary romcom, Holding Out For A Hero, coming out with Momentum Publishing.

    Blurb –
    When sensible schoolteacher Ella Lucas rides into her home town on a Harley and seduces the resident football hero, Jake Prince, she figures she can be forgiven and move on. After all, she’s just buried her mother.

    Two years later, back in the city, their paths cross again but this time Jake is in the process of destroying her favourite dive bar. With her home facing a wrecker’s ball, her school being closed down and her 15-year-old brother hell bent on self-destruction, it’s the last straw. Throw in a dominatrix best friend who is dating a blue ribbon guy so straight he still lives at home with his mother, it’s no wonder the sanest person in Ella’s life is a dog.

    With all this to contend with, the last thing Ella needs is Jake back in her life. But, as fate would have it, Jake is the only chance she has to save her school.

    As the school football season heats up, old secrets threaten to surface and Ella takes on greedy developers, school boards and national tabloids. But can she save not just her home, her school and her brother, but also the reputation of the man she’s never been able to forget? And, more importantly, does she want to?

    Holding Out for a Hero is a quirky, heartwarming tale of unlikely romance, friendship and family.

    I hope you enjoy Jake, Ella and the whole crazy crew.
    It can be pre-ordered here –

  27. May Woodworth
    Sep 29, 2013 @ 11:22:22 announces the week-long launch of their 2013 Summer Mid-Season of serialized fiction and nonfiction eSeries, also available in audio format with weekly episodes. Like TV, only better!

    Catch a NEW episode of the dramatic historical paranormal romance HEART OF THE HURRICANE, by May Woodworth every Tuesday!

    YouTube Book Trailer: HEART OF THE HURRICANE, May Woodworth/Big World Network #audio #books #publishers #entertainment Launches New Mid-Season of Subscription-Based Literary Entertainment Site |…

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  28. C.M. Cahill
    Oct 01, 2013 @ 08:16:45

    Tragic Hope is my first self-published novel. It’s currently only available in e-book format, but it’s only $.99! It was just released at the end of September.

    Tragic Hope: Lily’s two best friends, who just happen to be guys, have always been there for her. Whether it was when her father was killed overseas, the one year anniversary of the death or just hanging out, they have been by her side. But now that she has found love while in her sister’s wedding, will they continue to be there for her, or stand in her way?


    Barnes & Noble:



    I hope you decide to take a chance and enjoy Lily, Mason & Scraps on their journey through love and friendship!

  29. Sheryl Kaleo
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 10:57:29

    Thanks, DA, for the chance to post about my debut novel. Donor Part 1: A Bat Out of Hell is a serialized solarpunk fantasy novel and is available through Amazon Kindle Select.

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

    Life after high school for Shreya means a local college, local job, settling down with a nice local boy (the lacrosse team captain), and the white picket fence with the solar panels and the two-hovic garage. She’s a homebody. But life has different plans for Shreya. It’s about to teach her that leaving home is never a choice and everything she’s ever believed about who she really is, is a lie.

    DONOR parts one through four 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

  30. Rachel Green
    Oct 12, 2013 @ 09:04:40

    “Pretty Ugly- How Low Self-Esteem Almost Ruined My Life” is a biography of sorts written with dramatic, real-life reflections of the author’s own life in the form of short stories. Chapter by chapter this book shares hard-core experiences and testimonies that work to inspire and encourage others that may have been or may be going through the same types of challenges Barbara Barnes went through that are largely ignored by the masses most of the time. In this book Barbara M. Barnes pours out her heart and soul as she steps into the realm of realistic transparency to share a piece of her soul with the world. The book is an easy read written with true-to-life language and it is pieced together like a literary quilt composed fir readers to cover themselves with the comfort and encouragement it offers to real women in the real world is considered. Read this book and break free! PURCHASE HERE:

  31. Lily Harlem
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 06:28:42

    Thanks DA

    Exciting new series from Ellora’s Cave called The Spice Rack. What’s it all about…? The Spice Rack is a new adult novelty toy designed to add some heat back into your love life. Oh, la, la, and it’s sexy and saucy and the third book, Joy Ride, by myself, is now available.

    So please come over to my dedicated Spice Rack webpage and find out all the gossip, and then, why not make your own Spice Rack game? Could make a great gift for the guy or gal in your life… naughty ideas on my website.

    Lily x

    Spice Rack
    Lily Harlem
    Joy Ride

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