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Open Thread for Authors (Author Promo) for September 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.


  1. Juliana Stone
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 15:42:56

    August 25th is the release date for JACK, book 2 in The Family Simon series! (Contemporary romance)

    Jack Simon’s road to the White House has been a smooth one until a night with the notorious Donovan Jams becomes a roadblock he can’t escape. Suddenly he’s America’s number one story and it has nothing to do with politics. Jack’s tangled with this woman before and knows they’re no good together. The only thing they are good for is a four letter word–hurt. He should get on with his life and concentrate on his job. But that’s hard to do when the one thing standing in his way, is the one thing he wants the most…

    Donovan James, international singing sensation, has made a living singing songs about heartache and pain, two things she grew up on. But it’s time to set down some roots and the only man she wants is a man she’s all wrong for. A man she’s never stopped loving—Jack Simon. They’d had it all once, until they didn’t. And yet she can’t help but wonder if a second shot together just might be the game changer she needs. Or if old secrets can still ruin the only man she’s ever loved…

    You can read an excerpt and peruse buy links on the book page

    To celebrate the release TUCKER, (book 1 in The Family Simon series) is FREE for a limited time only! Again, for an excerpt and links you can visit the book page

    Thanks for the opportunity to help spread the word!

  2. Rich Amooi
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 16:20:21

    Thank you so much for allowing me to share my debut romance novel with everyone. :)

    Five Minutes Late (a romantic comedy) was just released this weekend! :) Here is the blurb:

    Can an always-tardy garlic mogul and a punctual Silicon Valley librarian fall in love?

    The world needs garlic and somebody’s got to sell that garlic. Cedric Johnson is that man. But even though he’s got just about everything he can wish for, Cedric is still missing one thing in his life: someone special. Fate may be on his side, but he encounters a few distractions along the way—like almost being killed by a UPS truck. Oh, and a little case of blackmail.

    Ellie Fontaine is a walking Wikipedia with clear professional goals, but when it comes to landing Mr. Right, she doesn’t know jack squat. She even gives online dating a shot and ends up with an unappetizing buffet of unibrows and losers. What’s a girl to do?

    After Ellie saves Cedric’s life, serendipity takes over as they continue to run into each other. Their connection grows stronger with each meeting, even though he embodies her number one pet peeve: he’s always late. But even if they can get past their issues and misunderstandings, Ellie’s ex-boyfriend, an unscrupulous cop, will do anything to keep them apart.

    Five Minutes Late is a hilarious fast-paced romantic comedy, full of snappy dialogue and fun, quirky characters, guaranteed to warm your heart.

    Now available for the Kindle here:

    The book is also available at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo.

    For more information on the author, visit

  3. P. J. Dean
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 16:27:52

    Thank you, DA, for this promo op.

    September 15, 2014 is the scheduled release day for PARADOX, book 4 in my paranormal romance series, THE FELIG CHRONICLES published by Extasy Books.

    The series presents Nate Lowe and Tina Cain as the valiant, battling force pushed to the fore to exterminate the life-siphoning Felig, a species bent on making Earth’s inhabitants its version of dinner. They are not a lone teen fighting for the planet’s freedom, but an adult couple backed by a supportive, varied cast of friends and family as they all work together to rid mankind of the deadly Felig. The business of fighting Felig turned personal between the two very quickly. Which left them wondering which demons would they conquer first? The relentless Felig or their own conflicted, overwhelming feelings for one another?

    The series features an interracial romance, ruthless alien invaders and lots of action. In addition to a Krav Maga-skilled, .357 Magnum-toting heroine with a flair for sensible fashion (athletic wear, no leather, no high heels), we have a charming, dangerous, martial arts-trained hero with a secret. Subsequent books further develop the pair’s love affair. Highly character-driven, this series will appeal to readers who like endearing, sharply-drawn second leads as seen in the portrayals of the supportive friends and family. The romance evens out nicely with a paranormal plot that is never routine or boring.

    After all the safety lectures Nate had given to a frightened populace on his circuit, after all the safeguards he’d put in place at the home he and Tina shared, and called “command central,” Felig had crashed through all the barriers and had left with precious cargo—Tina.

    Taken! Tina has been taken by Felig from the home she and Nate built and had believed Felig-proof. Just when the couple had smoothed out and polished the jagged edges of their relationship. Just when everything had fit together so perfectly. Now, Nate is on a mission and is learning nowhere is safe and no one, untouchable. And most importantly that allies can be found in the most unexpected of places.

    Sometimes the enemy of your enemy is truly your best friend, especially when they are your last resort.

  4. Heather Massey
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 16:35:19

    @P. J. Dean: Woo-hoo! Looking forward to this one!

  5. Dena Rogers
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 16:44:38

    Thank you DA fir this opportunity.

    My debut novel, Drive Me Sane, released July 28th by Crimson Romance

    Unable to perform her duties in the army after a twelve-month deployment to Afghanistan that leaves her with scars no one can see, Sera Cavins returns to her hometown hoping that some time alone will help her find her way back to being the girl everyone once knew. That is, until she finds herself sharing a house with the man who left her heartbroken merely weeks before her deployment.

    Tyler Creech made it to Nashville and even earned a number one hit, but being a rising country music artist isn’t as easy as he thought. He’s back in Cobb City, Kentucky, looking for something to ease the stress of his next release. He discovers it standing on his mom’s and stepdad’s lawn when Sera, the girl he once planned to marry, shows up.

    They’d been perfect for each other, until the strain of Sera’s deployment and pressure of Tyler’s career drove them apart. Now with neither of their lives going the way they anticipated, both are fighting different yet similar demons.

    But change is good, and sometimes going a little crazy is too. Sometimes it’s what keeps you sane.

    It’s available at Amazon

  6. Ros
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 17:48:23

    GRASS IS GREENER, my latest contemporary romance short story will be out on September 16th.

    There’s an immovable object: Mike’s dairy farm in Somerset isn’t going anywhere. And there’s an irresistible force: university lecturer, Carla, who has brought so much fun and joy into his life over the last few months. When she’s offered a senior position in a German university, they both know something’s going to have to give.

    It’s a story about grown up people learning to take risks, make compromises, and in the end, choose love.

  7. Alison Packard
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 20:33:51

    Thank you, DA, for this promo opportunity.

    Breaking His Rules is the latest release in my Feeling the Heat series published by Carina Press.

    Losing fifty pounds is an incredible achievement. But for Melissa Atherton, progress doesn’t come with praise—a scathing comment from an evil cousin at a bridal shower threatens to crush her new self-esteem. Who will she bring to the upcoming wedding? Showing up without a date would be humiliating. It just isn’t an option.

    Personal trainer Jake Sawyer was attracted to Melissa before she lost weight, but her progress has him floored. When she admits she plans to hire a male escort—and why—his heart all but breaks. Melissa’s come too far to be knocked down, especially by her own family. He’ll go as her date…and figure out a way to keep his hands to himself.

    But when a steamy hotel room encounter takes them both by surprise, Jake balks. He’s sworn never to date one of his clients, not again. And Melissa can’t bear to be just friends with the man who treated her so tenderly, even if it was only for a weekend. Jake’s helped her see she’s strong enough to stand up for herself, but will she find the strength to pursue the only man who’s ever seen the real her?

    70,000 words

    Release date: September 8, 2014

    Available for pre-order at:

    Barnes and Noble:
    Carina Press:

  8. Annabeth Albert
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 20:44:23

    Thanks for this thread! As a reader, I scan each month & I’m excited to have something to share finally!

    Release Day Tomorrow! Nine Authors of Gay Romance are offering a back-to-school special boxed set of College Themed romances–professors, graduate students, teaching assistants, undergraduates, nerds, athletes, artists, and townies–a wide variety of pairings.

    “Welcome to Cathia University, where school is in session! Nine of today’s hottest gay romance authors have crafted brand-new interrelated novellas celebrating everything wonderful about college, including sophisticated professors, sexy teaching assistants, ambitious grad students, and spirited undergraduates, all looking for the same thing: an A+ in true love. ”

    Buy links:
    Amazon US:
    Amazon UK:
    Barnes and Noble:
    All Romance Ebooks:
    iTunes: coming soon

  9. Nicole Helm
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 21:05:55

    Two farmers. One Market. Let the battle begin.

    Currently available in the HarlequinE Contemporary Romance Box Set Vol. 2, my category-length novel, ALL I HAVE, will be available as an individual title starting September 1st. Rival farmers, battle of the sexes, and a farmer’s market setting.

    Official Blurb for ALL I HAVE:

    Mia Pruitt’s done sacrificing. More geeky than glamorous in high school, she let Dell Wainright, the town’s sexy party boy, overlook her while she waited for Mr. Right—who never came. Now it’s time for some changes. Time to take control of her family’s farm and her sex life. And Dell’s the perfect guy to give her a hands-on lesson in passion.

    Only, Dell’s her toughest rival at the local farmer’s market. With developers circling his father’s land, he’ll do whatever it takes to prove he’s responsible enough to take the reins. Whether it’s stripping off his shirt to entice women to his stand or temporarily joining forces with Mia to rescue both of their businesses.

    But crossing the line between work and pleasure reaps more complications than either of them see coming. And they’ll find out just how hot competition can get.

    Buy Links, Excerpts, and reviews can be found on my website:

  10. P. J. Dean
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 21:45:19

    @Heather Massey: Finally. Seems it took forever.

  11. Mia West
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 21:45:39

    THRUST, the first in the Into the Fire trilogy (M/M historical), launched this month:

    When the western Roman Empire collapses into chaos, career soldier Marcus does the only thing that makes sense: he returns to the home of his foster father, a blacksmith who raised him on the northern frontier. But twenty years have passed, and the massive brute claiming the smith’s forge knocks Marc unconscious with a hammer blow.

    Since the nearby garrison disbanded, Wolfram has defended his former master’s home and smithy against the marauding bandits thriving in the vacuum left by the legions’ retreat. When he fails to kill the latest intruder, Wolf drags the ragged man into his house, honor-bound to nurse him back to health.

    As Marc heals at Wolf’s hands, the two men discover a slow-burn attraction drawing them together. The unexpected revelation that they once were boyhood rivals stokes the fire between them to a weapon-melting inferno.

    A novella (approx. 21,000 words) featuring a M/M collision that makes the sack of Rome look like a tea party.

    Read an excerpt and find links to your favorite ebook vendors at

  12. Emma Barry
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 22:44:42

    On September 8 Private Politics, the second book in my series about political aides, releases.

    Here’s the blurb:

    New York socialite Alyse Philips is not the airhead people take her for-she’s great at convincing D.C.’s rich and powerful to open their wallets. Never one to coast on her family’s connections, her real dream is to help charities in a bigger way. Before she can pursue her ambitions, she discovers a money-laundering scandal that’s got her signature all over it. If Alyse can’t clear her name, she’ll never work in nonprofits again.

    Political blogger Liam Nussbaum has been pining after Alyse for six months, certain she’d never go for a quiet guy like him. Helping her with the investigation is a no-brainer. But going up against a seedy network of money and influence isn’t just a romantic opportunity or a chance to grab the headline that will take him into the big time-it’s a gamble that could destroy his blog’s reputation.

    As Liam and Alyse dig deeper, their hearts collide alongside their ambition. Will they choose love or politics? Because in Washington, everything comes at a price.

    For more information, including the first chapter and buy links, please check here:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  13. Annabeth Albert
    Aug 24, 2014 @ 23:01:47

    @Alison Packard: I’m reading an ARC of this now and LOVING. Can’t wait for your release!

  14. Melanie Scott
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 00:32:56

    Thank you, I always love reading this thread and the reader thread to find new books each month.

    On August 26th, The Devil in Denim, the first book in my New York Saints contemporary romance series about three best friends who buy the worst team in MLB is out. Here’s the blurb:

    As the team-owner’s daughter, Maggie Jameson grew up in the New York Saints’ stadium—glove, cap, hot dogs, and all. Baseball’s in her blood, and she’s always dreamed of the day when she would lead the Saints to victory herself. That was before her dad had to sell the team to Alex Winters. The fast-talking, fiercely attractive businessman has a baseball pedigree that’s distinctly minor league. Maggie wants to hate him but his skills of seduction, however, are off the charts.

    Alex could never have imagined how much this team means to Maggie. He needs her to help show the players that they’re still a family…even if he and Maggie are at the verge of exchanging blows. But her fiery determination and gorgeous looks prove irresistible to Alex. And much as he wants to relegate their relationship to the playing field—and get the Saints back in the game—Alex just can’t help himself: What he wants to win most is Maggie’s heart…

    More info, links etc at

  15. Jennifer Lohmann
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 05:38:39

    Thanks, Dear Author, for this opportunity.

    Winning Ruby Heart is my September release from Harlequin Superromance.

    Back cover copy:

    It’s a race to their beginning…

    Exposing world-class athlete Ruby Heart’s cheating scandal five years ago made reporter Micah Blackwell’s career. Falling in love with her now could end it. Yet watching her determination to return to the top, he can’t resist the woman she has become.

    Working with Ruby to tell America her story, Micah falls deeper under her spell. But at a crucial moment, his feelings for her conflict with his job—the very thing that once saved him. Now he must choose between his skyrocketing career and the unlikely love of a good woman….

    There’s an excerpt on my website,“ and buy links over there as well.

    Thanks again!

  16. Alison Packard
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 08:53:51

    @Annabeth Albert: Thank you, Annabeth! I’m so happy you’re loving the book!

  17. Crista McHugh
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 11:05:07

    Thank you for opening your blog up to authors every month to let us share our new releases.

    The fifth book in the bestselling Kelly Brothers series, A Seductive Melody, comes out Sept. 15th.

    She has the scoop of a lifetime, but only if she betrays his trust…

    Ethan Kelly lost his best friend and bandmate to an overdose, but staying clean is proving harder than he thought it would be. His only safety net during his first weeks of sobriety is fellow recovering addict, Becca. As she guides him through the darkness, he begins to trust her not only with his secrets, but also his heart.

    After years of trying to be the daughter her socialite parents wanted her to be (and failing miserably), Rebecca Shore finally has her life on track. Sure, she’s just an assistant at Moderne magazine when she’d rather be pursuing more serious journalism, but it’s a foot in the door. She’s just waiting for the scoop of a lifetime that will take her to the next level. But when she’s asked to help the reclusive and enigmatic rock star, her heart is torn between the career she’s always wanted and the man who bares his soul to her.

    It’s available for pre-order at Amazon, Kobo, B&N, and Apple.

  18. Noorilhuda
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 13:16:14

    My debut novel ‘The Governess’ is up for grabs right now, having released in August, and climbing the sales chart.

    Available worldwide exclusively via Amazon (ASIN: B00MF8BJQE)*Version*=1&*entries*=0

    Link to facebook page to reply via custom-note pads:

    Link to excerpt (Chapter Eight – spoiler alert!):

    And as for the red-hot turmoil story – a synopsis:

    “You make it seem like the cross was yours to bear, alone, do you really think you are brave? Let me tell you, who the brave one is, it’s each and every member of your family who didn’t slap you silly the first time you went awry, the first time you brushed your children aside for merriment. It’s your children, Mr. Lockwood, they are the courageous ones. Not you, you are nothing but a coward. And all for what? For your own selfish needs and whims, your own desire to be alone and free. Free from pain, was it? Or do you really want to leave a debauched legacy? Well are you free Mr. Lockwood? I don’t see any shackles on you; Are you free from the pain and happy, truly happy?……No passion is great enough for you to lose sight of what’s your duty, and the right thing to do. For that is not passion, but madness. You’re mad Mr. Lockwood, completely, utterly, mad.”

    Thus begins the fiery odd relationship between Jane, the governess, and her employer, the widowed landowner John E. Lockwood. But Jane has her own crucible as well, and it’s hers to bear alone. Find out what Jane, The Governess, is made of. After all, True Worth has no regrets and takes no detours. Should you?

    A movingly passionate and introspective character analysis of lonely people living through emotional abuse, grief and guilt.

  19. RT Lucas and LJ Halkett
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 18:04:38

    Out Today! Our short FF novel, Flames of Desire, is available on Amazon, BookStrand, All Romance eBooks, Barnes & Noble and Google Play as well as other outlets. It is a story of holiday romance that turns to love with an element of jeopardy and jealousy. Millie Simpson is a Firefighter and Lexi Carrington is a school teacher, both women on holiday and the last thing they thought they would find is their soul mate. Events pull them apart, but when fate intervenes is it enough to bring them back together? – join us for our Facebook Book Release party (details in the link) there will be excerpts from the book, the chance to win free eBooks and chats with the authors!

    Also by RT Lucas and LJ Halkett and coming out 12 September 2014 is the highly anticipated second instalment in the Tainted Blood series – The Warrior. This is Lt Shuggie MacAndrew’s story, the ancient Scottish vampire warrior. Tainted Blood is a paranormal erotic series with action/adventure and mafia themes. We invite you to a Scottish ceilidh on FB to celebrate (all details in the link) – all warmly welcomed!

  20. Sylvie Fox
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 02:42:51

    If you’re looking for something a little different, I have a single title romance releasing on September 8, 2014. It’s up for pre-order now at an initial price of 99 cents. The heroine is an adult webmaster, the hero a Korean-American stand up comedian.

    Here’s the link on Amazon:

    Here’s the back cover copy:

    So far, Raphael Augustine’s ten year career as a comedian consists of a lot of ones: one night gigs, one night stands, and one night in jail. But he’s committed to inking a successful TV deal, nonetheless. He’s not looking for a relationship and certainly doesn’t expect to have his briefs tied in a knot by a prim and proper woman from Connecticut.

    There’s not much to laugh about in Daisy Fletcher’s life. She never thought an Ivy League degree would land her work as an adult webmaster. Years later, fake chat room dates are her only companions, and a failing business her reward. Her father always told her men only want one thing. By selling that one thing to virtual customers, she’s lost faith in the opposite sex.

    After Daisy catches Raphael’s shirt during a striptease at a gay bar, she’s tempted. Can a rakish comic change Daisy’s ideas about love and fortune?

    An excerpt and buy links for all the other sites are on my website:

    Sylvie Fox

  21. Carolyne
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 07:39:03

    The first 2 books in The Knife of Narcissus serial (m/m) released on August 24, and Books 3 and 4 will release in September (September 8 and 22). The serial concludes in November.

    If you like historical romance, why not try stepping back a couple of thousand years….

    THE BLURB: Lucius Sentius, along with most people in the city of Rome, assumes that the corrupt days of Nero are past. He may be the son of a merchant, but his newly arranged marriage will bring lofty and utterly respectable connections. His heart lies somewhere not at all respectable: his lifelong friend Trio, the reserved and serious son of one of the most reserved and pious families in the city. And his wife, Velleia, has plans and secrets of her own.

    As Lucius is pushed along the course of duty to family and to Rome, he begins to see under the surface of his city, into a net of intrigues and corruption that can carry him upward in status and bring him what he wants…or ruin both him and the people he loves.

    Contains all manner of saucy encounters, an array of strong-minded female characters, an obsession with the latest styles in clothing 1900 years ago, and one volcano that is simply minding its own business.

    Preview chapter, downloads, and links to the usual variety of eBook vendors can be found on

    @Mia West: Nice to see another ancient-world historical romance!

  22. Molle McGregor
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:00:04

    Thanks for the chance to post! The first book in The Shadow Warder Series was released August 21st. See below for the blurb. The series is Paranormal Romance, and the books take place in the Shadow Warder world, but each one features a different couple. There is also a prequel novella to the series, available on Amazon.

    To protect her, he let her go. Now he’ll risk everything he believes in to get her back.
    Hannah Green wants her life back. In three years she’s gone from promising graduate student to patient in a mental hospital. Now she’s being held prisoner by a terrifying group of men who believe she has a mysterious power. She wants to think they’re wrong, but something inside her has changed. If only she could use her power to set herself free.

    Conner’s entire life he’s played by the rules. He’s a soldier. A leader. He knows better than anyone that contact with the Shadows is forbidden. So when a midnight phone call demands he rescue one from a nest of demons, he has no intention of following through. Until he sets eyes on Hannah. Brave, beautiful and determined to survive. Conner can’t walk away.

    When you’ve worked so hard to make the right choices, temptation can be a kind of torture. Conner knows he should turn Hannah over to the Shadows. Hannah wants to be grateful for her rescue and let Conner go. But when love and desire bind two strangers together, they have to choose between what they think is right and what they know they need.


  23. May Burnett
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:41:13

    The third instalment of my Amberley Chronicles series, The Sister Quest, is coming out on September 1st, and already on pre-sale. It is set in the spring of 1823, and could be described as a historical small-town romance. The blurb:


    Jonathan Durwent is rich and ambitious. With the help of his friend James Ellsworthy, he will soon marry a well-born debutante and ensure that his future children are unquestioned members of the upper class. But first he has a loose end to sort out… a loose end that turns out to be more of a tangle, and soon threatens to overthrow his lifelong plans and priorities.

    In a small town in rural England, three sisters – a wife, a widow, and a spinster – are unhappy for different reasons. Prudence chaves under the tyranny of her insufferable father-in-law. Patience is in love with a man who has not declared himself over the years. Charity has undergone catastrophe and disgrace, and is hiding from dangerous enemies.

    Jonathan’s arrival from London, for reasons none of the sisters could have guessed, is the catalyst for deception, mistaken identities and unexpected passion.

    What does a man do when he finds out the woman he has just compromised might be his twin sister?

    And what does the woman do, in such a situation?

    Jonathan, Prudence, Patience and Charity (Prune, Patch and Cherry when at home) will need to find the long-buried truth, before anything can be resolved.

    Although the third part of a series, it is only loosely connected to the others, and should work well as a standalone. The first two volumes are The Impostor Debutante and My Last Marchioness. Avialable exclusively on Amazon:

  24. Zoe York
    Sep 01, 2014 @ 07:45:50

    Thank you for the opportunity to share my latest release, Love in a Small Town (Pine Harbour #1).

    Six years. Two break-ups. One divorce.
    They should be over each other.

    Police officer and army reservist Rafe Minelli knows better than to tell his wife no, particularly since they aren’t married anymore. She can’t hightail it out of town, though, not when they’ve finally broken through the post-divorce cold war status quo.

    Olivia Minelli needs to leave Pine Harbour. It’s just too hard to see Rafe moving on without her—even if he says he doesn’t want to. But when a new and exciting job falls into her lap, she needs to choose: protect her heart, or take the new job and risk getting emotionally entangled with her ex-husband. Again.

    Love in a Small Town released August 26 on all major book retailing platforms.
    Google Play:

    Review copies are also available by request (just send me an email! I love reviewers).

  25. Eden Connor
    Sep 03, 2014 @ 14:26:48

    Thank you, DA, for the opportunity to share my newest release, TuDawgs.

    Bad girl meets carnie trash. Not your typical fair(y) tale.

    Welcome to TuDawgs. Our county fair booth is now serving one very bad girl, sautéed in scandal and peppered with regrets. We grill her with relentless cops and reporters, top her with a choice, all-beef carnival worker, and slather on the heart-stopping hook-ups. Then we add a generous dollop of old flames and make the stakes mile-high. What’s that? You want a cotton-candy ending for your bad girl? That’ll cost her extra. Don’t say I spilled the secret ingredient, but the carnie’s running a rigged game.

    Read this best-selling interracial erotic romance free with Kindle Unlimited.
    Amazon universal link:
    Add to Goodreads:

    Review copies (mobi or epub) are available on request at edenconnorwrites@gmail dot com.

  26. Hanna Martine
    Sep 06, 2014 @ 13:51:16

    Thanks, DA, for the Open Thread!

    I’m breaking away from my Elementals paranormal romance and Highland Games contemporary romance series by releasing a brand new time travel romance this month.


    William Everard was once a man of the sea, until a terrifying incident in Egypt at the turn of the nineteenth century cast him out of the British Royal Navy, forcing him to live in disgrace. When he commits theft, he is sentenced to the New South Wales prison colony, half a world away.

    Sera Oliver awakes in a desolate, sun-baked land with no memory but her name. She senses, however, that the gold band with the curious symbols clamped around her arm does not belong to her, and that she does not belong to this place…or this year.

    Fear of this cruel, unfamiliar world makes Sera reluctant to trust William, until an ancient enemy crosses continents and centuries to hunt her, and she must turn to William for answers, for life, and for love.

    More information about the book here:

    117,000 words

    Buy links (Pre-order now, book available September 15, 2014):


  27. Mia West
    Sep 07, 2014 @ 11:04:40

    @Carolyne: Fantastic! Congrats on finishing your serial!

  28. Carolyne
    Sep 07, 2014 @ 11:58:41

    @Mia West: Thanks, Mia! Whatever happens to it from now on, it feels pretty satisfying to have it all wrapped up. 150,000 words–whew! Onward to working on the next (historical fiction, can’t get enough of it) story :D

  29. May Burnett
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 04:46:55

    Hello, I would like to announce the publication of my fourth Regency romance of the year, part of my Amberley Chronicles series: Catching a Rook, available on Amazon as of now:

    Much of the story is told from the hero’s point of view; Rook, the heir of a devious duke, is on top of the world when the book starts, but by the second chapter finds himself entangled in an unwanted and increasingly problematic betrothal with a minor foreign royal eight years his senior. It turns out that aristocrats and royals are not necessarily compatible in their lifestyles and expectations…

  30. Jayne
    Oct 01, 2014 @ 06:34:24

    @May Burnett: May, I’m sorry we were late in getting our October Open Thread posts up. They should go up later this morning if you want to repost this then.

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