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Perfect Books for Fall Reading


There’s nothing like an engrossing book to read on a crisp fall day. New York Times bestselling author CATHY MAXWELL‘s latest A DATE AT THE ALTAR is the final book in Cathy’s Marrying the Duke series. The Duke of Baynton came close to the altar and finding meaningful love in the first two series books,  THE MATCH OF THE CENTURY and THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL, but now it is time for him to claim his duchess. Check out Cathy’s website to read more about this wonderful historical romance series and her other popular books.

New York Times bestselling author CARLA NEGGERS ‘s eagerly awaited new novel in the highly acclaimed Sharpe & Donovan series is on store shelves now.  LIAR’S KEY, features an FBI legend, a mysterious antiquities specialist and a brazen art thief.   Top FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are drawn into a complex web of blackmail, greed and murder sure to keep readers turning pages.

In late October, Carla returns to charming Swift River Valley, the setting for her equally popular series novels,  to celebrate the joy and romance of Christmas in New England.  Available in paperback for the first time, A KNIGHTS BRIDGE CHRISTMAS includes “A Christmas at Carriage Hill” as a bonus story.

Fans of historical romance author JANE BONANDER are thrilled that she has a new book out!  Her readers have been enjoying her many books recently released in ebook format but now there’s a brand new book, THE PLEASURE OF THE ROSE, the first in the MacNeil Legacy set in Scotland.   The second book, THE SCOUNDREL’S PLEASURE, will be out February 2017.

The last three books in HEATHER GRAHAM‘s Krewe of Hunter series have all been New York Times bestsellers!  DARKEST  JOURNEY is book #20 in this popular series, along with DEADLY FATE (#19) and HAUNTED DESTINY (#18.)

ANNE MATHER, well-known for her many Harlequin Presents books spanning decades, has a new full length novel available in both print and digital formats.  SILENT ECHO, set in the Scottish Highlands, is about single mother Rachel Erskine’s journey when she inherits a house from a mysterious benefactor.  A rebellious teenager daughter, the nephew of the previous owner and a handsome developer test Rachel’s courage to discover hidden truths about her inheritance.

Interested in movie reviews and political commentary?  Author MARSHALL FRANK  has a huge blog readership and it is always so interesting to read his latest posts.  His most recent book is THE WAY THINGS OUGHTA BE: The Untold Crimes Against American People.

As you can see, this fall there is something for every reader’s tastes!  Enjoy!


New Books & Reissues


Whether you’re experiencing the end of winter or the beginning of spring, you’ll enjoy reading the latest books from favorite authors CARLA NEGGERS and HEATHER GRAHAM.

ECHO LAKE is a new Swift River Valley mass market book from CARLA NEGGERS. Set against the scenic backdrop of a New England winter, ECHO LAKE is a captivating tale of family, friends and the possibility of new love. Fans of Carla’s other series, Sharpe & Donovan, will be pleased to see HARBOR ISLAND released in paperback for the first time on March 31st. Read more about both books at

COME THE MORNING is an historical reissue (the first book in the Graham Series originally written under Heather’s pen name, Shannon Drake.) Heather’s historicals are a treat to read and her readers will especially  enjoy this book. In the days when Scotland lay under siege, King David sought loyal warriors who would fight with their blood and hearts. Waryk de Graham, the greatest of these fighters, was knighted Lord Lion, but his honored position as Scottish chieftain came with a price: a Viking bride who had sworn to resist him in body and spirit.

Switching from historicals to her current paranormal suspense series, Cafferty & Quinn, Heather’s legion of readers are in for a treat with the release of the latest in this series: THE DEAD PLAY ON. Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend’s life—and death. Read more at

The only tough question is: which book to read first? I, of course, will read them all!



New Year Releases

The new year kicks off with lots of wonderful books for readers to enjoy.

UNFORGETTABLE by author JOAN JOHNSTON is now available in both ebook and trade size formats. This is a book Joan’s readers have eagerly anticipated and is both a Bitter Creek novel as well as part of her Benedict Brothers Series. The modern-day Duchess of Blackthorne is dying–and determined to make sure her five children are in loving relationships before she does. UNFORGETTABLE tells the story of the Duchess’s only daughter, Lydia Benedict, and the wounded ex-Delta sergeant, Joe Warren, who comes to her rescue–and ends up being rescued in return. Read more here.

Also new in eBook and Print is EVERY TIME I LOVE YOU, a new novel from author HEATHER GRAHAM.

THE DRAGON TAMER is JANE BONANDER‘s newest release in ebook format through Diversion Books. I’m so excited to see this book available for readers as it has been a favorite of mine since it was originally released in print. A delicious read! (Not to mention the tatoos on the hero, Dante Templeton!)

Bestselling author JOAN JOHNSTON has a popular reissue available in mass market. THE LONER is the third book in Joan’s wildly popular Bitter Creek Series.  Summer Blackthorne swore she’d never forgive Billy Coburn for running out on her and their future together. But that was before she found out she wasn’t Jackson Blackthorne’s child—Billy was.  Despite being the 17th printing of this book, THE LONER continues to be on bestseller lists and adding to the legion of readers who love this series and the wonderful characters.  Read more here.


August Reading Escapes


Lots of wonderful reading choices this month!

DECLAN’S CROSS by author CARLA NEGGERS is now available in paperback. Published first in hardcover, DECLAN’S CROSS is the third book in Carla’s popular Sharpe & Donovan series. This mass market edition includes a bonus story, ROCK POINT, a Sharpe & Donovan prequel novella!

Bestselling author JOAN JOHNSTON has a popular reissue available in mass market or ebook format. THE BAREFOOT BRIDE features newly widowed Molly Gallagher who travels from genteel Boston to the wilds of Montana. She’s searching for a safe haven for her family—and finds unexpected love.

SecretsMidnightMoon_160_FREEFREE! Historical romance author JANE BONANDER has a special promotion available until September 3. Her very first (and reader favorite!) SECRETS OF A MIDNIGHT MOON is available in ebook format. If you’re a Jane fan or haven’t yet read one of her books, here’s a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with Jane and acquire one of her newly reissued ebooks.

Continuing her popular Krewe of Hunters series, HEATHER GRAHAM offers readers a treat with THE HEXED, featuring a place of history, secrets…and witchcraft. Devin Lyle has recently returned to the Salem area, but her timing couldn’t be worse. Soon after she moved into the eighteenth-century cabin she inherited from her great-aunt Mina—her “crazy” great-aunt, who spoke to the dead—a woman was murdered nearby.

Janet Dailey. You’ll be greatly missed.


Readers everywhere were saddened to learn of the recent passing of romance icon JANET DAILEY. She published her first book in 1976 and is the author of approximately 100 books with sales totalling over 325 million copies across 89 counties and translated in 19 languages. I was not only a fan of her books, particularly the Calder Series, I also had the privilege of meeting her on several occasions but one in particular was memorable. Here’s the article I wrote at the time and it’s about her first boss attending a booksigning!

Surprise Fan at Janet Dailey Booksigning

Bestselling author signs book for former Harlequin “boss.”

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RWA 2013 Conference

program_headerIt’s been a week since the 33rd annual conference of  Romance Writers of America concluded in Atlanta, Georgia and the boost I received by attending will last me until the the next one in San Antonio a year from now.  I’ve been an RWA member for about thirty years and have attended countless RWA annual conferences around the country so I should be jaded by now.  But I’m not.

This conference kicked off with approximately 400 authors including Heather Graham, Cathy Maxwell, Carla Neggers and Mary Burton autographing books in an event open to the public.  All proceeds went to literacy and approximately $55,000 was raised.
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