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Date: July, 2012 VOLUME 7, ISSUE # 5


FEATURED AUTHOR—MICHELLE PICKETT BIOGRAPHY Michelle has been an avid reader since a young child. She began writing for personal enjoyment in college, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in accounting. When the realization hit that sitting in a cubicle all day was cruel and unusual punishment, she decided to share her passion for reading and writing with others, and left the cubicle behind. She wrote her debut novel Concilium in 2010. The sequel, Concilium: The Departure soon followed. Both will be published by Muse It Up Publishing with scheduled released dates of July 27th and November 2012 respectively, paperback June 4th, 2013. Her debut young adult novel, PODs, will be published by Spencer Hill Press and is scheduled for release soon. Michelle was born and raised in Michigan. She now resides in a small community outside Houston, Texas with her husband, four children, a 125-pound lap dog and a very grumpy cockatiel. She writes adult and young adult Sci/Fi and urban fantasy romance.


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CONCILLIUM MuseItUp Publishing, Inc. Leslee hit a strange animal with her car. Now she’s marked for death. It was a simple accident—the animal didn’t even die—but it drew the attention of the Cruor Imbibo. Driven by their insatiable need to feed, the secret society has devoured the dregs of civilization for centuries. Afraid Leslee will expose them, they want her dead. The Concilium is Leslee's only protection. Guardians of the ancient secret and the protector of humans, they fight to control the Imbibo. Miller works for the Concilium. Keeping Leslee alive is his next assignment. Now Leslee’s on the run, and the only thing between her flesh and the snapping jaws of the Imbibo is Miller. They quickly form a bond, but will falling in love make his job more difficult? Because if he fails, Leslee will be next on the Imbibo menu. The Cruor Imbibo are coming, and they're coming for Leslee.

ABOUT MFRW The Marketing for Romance Writers group is focused on learning marketing and publicity. We discuss ways to advance our careers, brainstorm new ventures and ideas, get feedback, and find others interested in mutual promotion. Our motto is "Seek, teach, share, learn, succeed." We welcome marketing-related material that asks a question, offers a promo or idea, or is a request for help, advice, or opinions. We offer opportunities to proMFRW GROUP mote and join others in promotional efforts. As fellow authors (published and not-yet), pub- MarketingForRomanceWriters/ lishers, literary agents, editors, author promo groups, promo assistants, and artists, we are your support group and co-workers. Need to buy pens, pins, or other goodies? Found a great place to do that? Please share. We are open to all fiction and non-fiction genres without limit. Our writing per se is not discussed; we focus on creating an image and using it effectively. Pitch sessions and calls for submission are welcome.

To Our Readers... Welcome to the MFRW newsletter, the book release newsletter brought to you by Marketing For Romance Writers and its members. This newsletter provides information on recent, current and upcoming releases.

Your MFRW Staff

AUTHOR SUBMISSIONS Do you have a book release soon? Releases are accepted the month before, the month of, and the month following the book issue date, and are kept in the newsletter for three months. We are now accepting submissions for the September, 2012 issue.

Who we are‌

Where to find us...

Kayelle Allen, Founder

Karen Cote, Promotions Manager

Lynn Crain, Blog Director

Dawne Portillo, Blog Coordinator Rochelle Weber, Newsletter Editor

Catherine Gardiene, Newsletter Proofreader jj Keller, Newsletter Proofreader

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Tell your family, friends and readers about the newsletter. MFRW The user name is MFRW, and the password is mfrw.

Your release date must fall between July and September, 2012.

R.J. Garside, Member Liaison Heaven O’Shey, Blog Hop Coordinator (and Knock-Knock Joke Writer)


You must be a member of the MFRW Yahoo Group, and use the current submission form found in the files section of the MFRW Yahoo Group site. Please send your Submission Form and a JPG of your cover art, preferably 1.5 X 2.25 inches to us at the staff group at Any MFRW author is invited to submit your new books to the newsletter.







Brenda Novak Auction Wrap-Up MFRW Summer Camp


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Young Adult Dead Girl Walking by Elizabeth Lee


Contemporary Stranded but Not Alone by Cora Blu


Snakes in the Grass by Adera Orfanelli


The Bull Rider’s Brother by Lynn Cahoon


The P-Town Queen by Ute Carbone


Historical Heaven Scent by Sophie Greyson


Wakening’s Fire by Erin O’Quinn


Historical Alternative Lifestyle Horror Horror Alternative Lifestyle Inspirational Paranormal Claimed by Caridad Pineiro


Touch of the Gods: The Wager by D.X. Luc



“Max” Brother of the Elements Series By Cora Blu


Finding Refuge by Lucy Francis


The Warden’s Lantern by Joselyn Vaughn


First Date by R. Ann Siracusa


Sarim’s Secret by Juliette Springs


It’s Complicated by Angela Britnell


Wolf’s Bone by Adrea Orfanelli


Fire’s Ice, Elemental Magic #5 by Brynna Curry


Contemporary Alternative Lifestyles The Keeper by Jane Leopold Quinn


Paranormal Alternative Lifestyle

Giving It Up by Amber Lin


A Man’s Sword by W. M. Kirkland


Romantic Suspense

Dragon Destiny by Helen Henderson


Windmaster’s Legacy by Helen Henderson The Valkyrie and the Marine by jj Keller Fantasy Alternative Lifestyles

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Artful Dodging: The Torpedo Factory Murders by M. S. Spencer


All for a Dead Man’s Leg by R. Ann Siracusa


The Wanting Heart by Rionna Morgan


Sci-Fi/Futuristic Steampunk Romance Asher’s Invention by Coleen Kwan

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Wrap-Up My auction staff has been hard at work since the auction closed, buttoning everything up. You should all have received your invoices with payment instructions. Stephanie has handled collections and Anna (and her team) have contacted all donors with shipping instructions. We are excited that we have managed the tremendous workload more efficiently this year than ever. Yeah to the hard work of everyone involved! Also, I wanted to present this year's AUCTION AWARDS!! Agent of the Year Kristin Nelson hosted an entire category of offerings this year and raised a combined total of: $4,688!! Editor of the Year The editors at Grand Central Publishing. So many stepped up, including Selina McLemore, Alex Logan, Michele Biedelspach, Latoya Smith, Lauren Plude and Editor-in-Chief Beth DeGuzman. Thank you, ladies, for your continued and constant support of the auction!! Year of the Small Publisher So many new publishing houses jumped on board this year — thank you to Entangled Publishing, Decadent Publishing, Soul Mate Publishing and Boroughs Publishing. RWA MVC (Most Valuable Chapter) This year, an online chapter takes the prize. Thank you to the HEARTS THROUGH HISTORY RWA Chapter, especially Anna Kathyrn Lanier for her tireless efforts to gather donations and promote the auction. She's become one of our most enthusiastic cheerleaders.

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Wrap-Up (Continued) Runners Up: Once again the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America donated their fabulous Emerald City Conference package. This one's become a yearly tradition and it's always a huge hit! To my own RWA chapter, the Sacramento Valley Rose — jewelry, reads, beautiful hand-made items and a Kindle loaded with their books — I can't thank you all enough! Blogging Group MVP Thank you to the RUBY SLIPPERED SISTERHOOD — so many members joined forces to donate this year to make a stand-out category of offerings. Special mention to Darynda Jones for spearheading not only this category, but her own, as well. Double bonus points, Darynda! Thank you! Above and Beyond To all our category captains (now too numerous to name), but every year you come through for us. Thank you to author Shelly Laurenston for sending so many new auction shoppers our way. She's always one of the first to contact us every year about donating (sometimes she even beats our email campaign!). She gets our "promo machine" award this year. Special thanks to those who participate not only by donating wonderful items, but also by shopping! Shout outs to authors Karen Rose, Jane Porter and Julie Rowe (Julie heads up the Carina Press category), and also to Kim Boykin, who donated a fabulous vacation this year. Lastly, this auction could not happen without the support and efforts of so many. As always, thanks to my assistant Anna J. Stewart and her new team that includes Cari Gunsallus, Stephanie Novembri, Danita Moon and Kendra DeSantolo. AND last but certainly not least, a huge thanks to Pierce Mattie, our PR guru who helps us so much behind the scenes. We had another fabulous year! Everyone should give themselves a pat on the back. Someday, those with diabetes will be able to throw away their insulin and needles and live like the rest of us. I can't wait for that to happen! Brenda WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES, On Sale August 28th!

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Upcoming Events

Opportunity Knocks at the MFRW Summer Camp Teach, Learn, Seek, Succeed If you’re reading this newsletter, chances are you're a member of the Marketing for Romance Writers Yahoo Group. Guess what? Members are automatically signed up! If you want to take a particular course, read the messages posted with the title that of class. If you want to skip that class, don't read them. It's going to be that easy. If you’re not a member of the group, all you need to do is join. Here’s the URL: http://groups.ya MarketingForRomanceWriters/ Classes will take place on the group this year. All you have to do is read the messages, and for handouts and goodies, check the links provided.

Our official website is about to launch, and it looks great! There will be a listing of resources there when it's finished, and the handouts and goody bags will be there for you to nab online. PITCH APPOINTMENTS There will be pitch appointments with multiple publishers for camp attendees. These will take place after camp so you don't have to miss classes. Karen Cote' and Karenne Lynn at CoffeeTime Romance are cooking up a deal to create these, so watch for more information. GOODY BAGS We are gathering giveaways for ALL attendees. Our speakers and volunteers will each have a special goody. If you have an item you'd like to share with the crowd (such as a how-to handout), email us at mfrwstaff- (mfrwstaffownerATyahoogroupsDOTcom) Please put "Donation" in the subject. DOOR PRIZES For attendees only - you can win some fabulous prizes provided by our Friends of Romance (CoffeeTime Romance, Romance Junkies, and The Romance Studio). Other items such as blog tours, and author services from various sites will be offered. More details available soon. NEW WEBSITE Check out the initial version of our new website. It will be updated in the days to come, but we wanted you to see the first draft. Complete details on Marketing Summer Camp will be posted within the next few days, so bookmark the page! http:// (Note: We are not associated with marketingforromancewritersdotcom)

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Knock, knock. Who’s there? Time! Time who? Time’s tickin’ down toward the MFRW Summer Camp.

June Release

By: Elizabeth Lee

Dead Girl Walking

June 1, 2012

Teen scream movie queen Sharlene Gallagher was the biggest thing to happen to Primrose, Texas. Until she died. Now Sharlene's back as a guardian angel. Only her real objective is a bit more intense. Her charge: figure out the identity of her murderer before high school junior Addison Karchusky falls prey to the killer. Enlisting Addison's help without letting her know her life's in danger? No problem...she hopes. High school's never been easy. Now it just might be murder. Oct.

Publisher: Self Amazon ASIN: B0087TUL3M BUY LINK/S: Amazon: Genre: Young Adult Warnings: None Heat Level: PG Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/search/users/%40marybethleeybnp Goodreads:

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June Release By: Cora Blu

“Stranded but Not Alone” Midnight Moaning’s Collection

June, 2012

Austria was supposed to clear her head. Give Simone a chance to mourn the loss of her baby. Instead she’s stranded with a Russian Adonis, being chased through the woods, bullets flying past her. Wolves are howling around them and now he wants her to swim through the ice-cold water. Seth came to find his twin, only somebody doesn’t want him to. When he becomes stranded with a beautiful American woman in the mountains, will finding his brother be his only agenda? Or will they both be killed by the thirty year old secret that took his brother away from his parents? Sept.

Publisher: Cora Blu Amazon ASIN: TBA Buy Link: once released. Genre: Contemporary Interracial Romance Warnings: Graphic Love Scenes Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats and Paperback Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/9olivia Goodreads:

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June Release

By: Adera Orfanelli

Snakes in the Grass

June 2, 2012

Nothing gets steamier than the Everglades in summer, except Irina's fantasies about her fellow wildlife officer, Javier. When a summer thunderstorm curtails their hunt for feral pythons, Irina and Javier seek refuge, where Irina discovers there's only one thing Javier has been hunting...her. Sept.

Publisher: Changeling Press CP BIN: 05742-01840 Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Erotica Warnings: Explicit Sex, Big Snakes (Mentioned) Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Website:

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June Release

By: Lynn Cahoon

The Bull Rider’s Brother

June 4, 2012

Shawnee, Idaho is known for two things: amazing salmon fishing and the first local rodeo of the summer. For four friends, growing up in Shawnee meant one thing—making plans to get out. Five years later, that wish has been granted for all but one. What happens when they all get together again changes five lives. When James Sullivan visits his hometown’s rodeo weekend and learns that his high school sweetheart had his child six years ago, Lizzie’s world is thrown into turmoil. In The Bull Rider's Brother, James struggles with family and Lizzie questions the risk of love. Oct.

Publisher: Crimson Romance ISBN: B008195C2I Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Warnings: None Heat Level: PG-13 Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/LynnCahoon Goodreads:

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June Release

By: Ute Carbone

The P-Town Queen

June 4, 2012

Nikki Silva thinks she’s blown up her life. Divorced, funding for her shark research cut off, she’s moved back to Provincetown to live with her father. Nikki’s written a grant proposal funded by a commission run by her ex-husband Ned, who would rather not give money to his ex-wife. Marco Tornetti wants to turn Newark spaghetti joint into a trendy bistro. His silent partner, Fat Phil Lagosa, wants to use the place to solicit questionable business deals. When Fat Phil turns on Marco and has him marked for a hit, Marco knows he’s in too deep. Marco escapes the hit man and takes the first bus out of the city. Marco figures that Phil would never look for him in Provincetown’s gay community. But when he meets Nikki, he finds that pretending to be gay isn’t as easy as it would seem. Sept.

Publisher: Champagne Books ISBN: 9781927454169 Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy Warnings: None Heat Level: PG-13 Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:!/Wildwords2 Goodreads: Linked-In:

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June Release

By: Lucy Francis

Finding Refuge

June 16, 2012

Travis Holt’s life is steadily pulling him under, and he’s fighting it. He’s running his family’s construction company, trying to save his addict brother from self-destruction, and dealing with the constant reminder of his personal failures, including the one that shattered his family. When a woman with a mythical name and a soul-warming smile throws him a lifeline, can he dare let himself take hold? Or will he just end up failing her, too? Andromeda Miller has come to Utah to sort out the mess her life has become. She needs a new start: new home, new job, new friends. When she meets a man whose heart is genuine and whose touch makes her crave him, will she let him into the new life she’s creating? Or will his personal demons hit too close to home and doom her to the same kind of consuming pain that destroyed her father? Oct.

Publisher: Self Amazon ASIN: B008C29UO0 BN ID: 2940014729369 Buy Links: Barnes & Noble: Amazon: Genre: Contemporary Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Facebook: Twitter:!/LucysKissyBooks Goodreads:

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By: R. Ann Siracusa

First Date

June 28, 2012

Stripping off your clothes in a restaurant: NOT a good idea on a First Date Tired of celestial politics and wanting some fun, Fate brings together two young people who would have never met. A Your Tour director, Harriet Ruby’s biggest problem is that she has no real problems. Will Talbot is a Europol spy with a dark and troubled past. Wham! Bam! Sparks fly! Fate smiles. "They'll never know what hit them." After teaming up in Morocco for outstanding sex and hilarious adventure, Will and Harriet agree to see if their relationship can develop beyond mutual lust. Now, they're having their first real date. Things are heating up nicely when they learn the "getting to know you" process while on-the-job is fraught with interruptions, frustrations...and the promise of an unforgettable adventure. Oct.

Publisher: Breathless Press ISBN: TBA BUY LINK/S: Genre: Contemporary Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/rannsiracusa Goodreads: Linked-In:

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July Release

By: Angela Britnell

It’s Complicated

July 21, 2012

Charles “Black Ash” Ashton temporarily abandons his jet-setting lifestyle to avoid being blamed for a multi-million pound poker scam and meets quiet, elegant math teacher Emily Worthing, but the odds aren’t in their favor. After a disastrous affair cost Emily her heart and prestigious job, she prizes honesty above all things. Ash makes his living at the poker table, where a little deviousness and the occasional white lie never hurt. Ash must leave behind his irresponsible past, and Emily searches for the strength to forge a new future. Ash puts all his cards on the table one last time to prove to Emily they have an ace in the hand called love. Oct.

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing ISBN: 1-61252-195-9 BUY LINK/S: Publisher: Genre: Contemporary Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Facebook: Twitter:

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May Release

By: Jane Leopold Quinn

The Keeper

May 31, 2012

Sharon Timmons picked herself up from a rough childhood, making a new life for herself. Dumped by her cop boyfriend, his partner rescued her, heart and soul. No one had ever really needed Pete Rayne until Sharon came along. A knockout with insecurities, Pete scooped her up in his arms–literally–and didn’t plan to let her go. He’s determined to prove he’s the one man who’ll love her forever. Sharon finally realizes her intense, honest relationship with Pete is true, and that he is “The Keeper.” Oct.

Publisher: Self Published ASIN: B0087RW3KI Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Alternative Lifestyle Warnings: Explicit Sex, Light Bondage Heat Level: R+ Format: Kindle E-Book Author Website: Twitter:!/search/realtime/%40jelquinnauthor

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June Release

By: Amber Lin

Giving It Up

June 19, 2012

Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it's not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests. He tempts her, but kindness and a few mind-blowing orgasms aren't enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way—she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night. But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all. Oct.

Publisher: Genre: Contemporary Alternative Lifestyle Warnings: BDSM Heat Level: R+ Extremely Graphic, BDSM Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Twitter:!/authoramberlin Goodreads:

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May Release

By: Helen Henderson

Dragon Destiny

May 7, 2012

Branin is the last dragon shifter born in over 300 years. As a dragshi, he can take the form of his dragon soul twin, Llewlyn and knows the freedom of flight, but not happiness. Both are the last of their kind and have waited millennia for their mates. The firebrand outlaw leader, Lady Broch of Ky'port is more than willing to fulfill that position—with or without Branin's willing cooperation. When a faint thought impinged on Branin's mind, hope for an ending to eons of loneliness soared. Plagued by doubts because no signs of a dragon shifter's birth have been seen, Branin searches the world for the mysterious girl he only knows by the name, Anastasia. All that stands between their happiness is destiny—and Lady Broch. Oct.

Publisher: Burst Books ISBN: 9781927454084 Buy Links: Burst Books: Amazon: OmniLit: DriveThruFiction: Genre: Fantasy, Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: PG13 Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats, Kindle, and Nook. Paperback (Release Date TBA) Author Website: Author Blog/s: Goodreads: Linked-In:

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June Release

By: Helen Henderson

Windmaster Legacy

June, 2012

Ellspeth and the dark-haired archmage Dal, escort his mother on a final journey to her ancestral lands. Their plans change when mercenaries under the control of rogue mage, Bashim, attack. Dal's mother is fatally wounded. Ellspeth is captured and her sole hope for escape is Nobyn, an untrained wizard going through the throes of awakening magic. However, Nobyn is Bashim's apprentice and under the mage's total control. Dal must make an impossible decision whether to rescue Ellspeth, save his mother, or thwart Bashim's plans. As archmage, Dal might be able to survive killing the future of magic, but as a man could he live with the knowledge he caused the death of a loved one? Oct.

Publisher: Burst Books ISBN: 9781927454176 Buy Links: Burst: OmniLit: Amazon: DriveThruFiction: Genre: Fantasy, Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: PG13 Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Goodreads: Linked-In:

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July Release

By: jj Keller

The Valkyrie and the Marine

July 18, 2012

Conditioned to not fall in love with her fallen warriors, Kiara cannot fight the attraction she has for Special Ops Marine, Harrison Lombard. When a sabotaged mission critically wounds Harrison he seeks revenge. Will his search lead him to his angel of mercy or death? Oct.

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press ISBN: 978-1-61217-344-3 Buy Link: Genre: Fantasy Warnings: NA Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Facebook Twitter: Twitter Goodreads: Good reads Linked-In:

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May Release

By: Sophie Greyson

Heaven Scent

May 10, 2012

As a child, Tarin Worthington is deeply affected by her mother’s death. Her mother’s deathbed advice creates a woman in Tarin who is beyond her time. She is a titled woman destined to move women beyond the constraints of 1848 American society by opening the first female medical college. But she has an uphill battle ahead of her and cannot afford to be distracted from her goals. Rafe Sutherland is the rebel son of a local shipper, returned home after ten years away. Rafe’s time spent serving in the Texas Rangers makes him unlike any other man in Boston. His outlook on life is different—so are the circumstances behind his father’s death. But, he has scars of his own and cannot allow himself to fall for Tarin. Unbeknownst to them all, the couple has an ally in Tarin’s mother, who has a few, heavenly goals of her own. Oct.

Publisher: Sophie Greyson Amazon ASIN: B0080RNJLC BUY LINK/S: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords Publisher: Smashwords Amazon: Amazon BN: Barnes & Noble, Genre: Historical Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Facebook: Twitter:

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May Release

By: Erin O’Quinn

The Wakening Fire

May 12, 2012

Although married life for young Liam and Caitlín O'Neill is just as sensuous as their stormy courtship, they each still need to learn a whole new language—how to show each other their deepest, most secret passions. Liam finds ingenious ways to teach his still-naive wife about his urgent needs, and she surprises him with her own instruction. In the midst of their quest of each other, they find themselves on a more deadly search—for the dark secrets of their old enemy Owen Sweeney, confined to an invalid's cart and seemingly just as dangerous as ever. Their search for the truth of the brooding half man leads them back to the history of Ireland's most famous high king, to the deadly vengeance of a jealous woman, and finally to the hills of sacred Tara, where a high king and St. Patrick himself compete for men's hearts and souls Sept.

Publisher: Bookstrand ISBN: 978-1-61926-446-5 Buy Link: Genre: Historical Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Blog/s: Facebook: and also

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May Release

By: Caridad Pineiro


May 1, 2012

Victoria Johnson loves her life. She’s her own boss in a quaint beachside town, and has great friends who keep her grounded. If only they knew who she really is: an heiress to an ancient race who possesses astonishing superhuman powers. It’s Victoria’s duty to restore her clan of Light Hunters to their former glory by choosing the perfect mate. In Christopher Sombrosa, she just may have found him. Strong, smart, and successful, Christopher exudes a powerful energy. Their connection is sensual, irresistible-and forbidden. A member of the Shadow Hunter clan, Christopher has defied his own father to lead his people away from affliction and violence. Yet he cannot ignore his duty to carry on his ancient bloodline. Stunningly beautiful and brimming with an erotic life force, Victoria is everything Christopher ever hoped for in a mate…but as a Light Hunter, she’s his mortal enemy. Together, they could unite their warring tribes. But murderous factions on both sides don’t want peace-and they’ll stop at nothing to keep light and darkness apart forever… Aug.

Publisher: FOREVER ROMANCE ISBN: 0446584606 Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal Romance Warnings: No warnings Heat Level: R Format: Mass Market Paperback; E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:!/CaridadPineiro

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May Release

By: D. X. Luc

Touch of the Gods: The Wager

May 6, 2012

When love and war make a little wager, what could possibly go wrong? I am Hephaestus, God of inventions, blacksmiths, and volcanoes. I'm the loser of Olympus and a new bachelor to boot. If my divorce from the Goddess of Love isn't bad enough, I’m still being rejected by other women. To make matters worse, my brother, Ares convinced Eros to make a little bet. A wager that puts my lack of love life to the test. Sent to Earth, I'm skeptical when I lose myself in the sensual aroma and beauty of the full bodied Vanessa. She is my everything—my perfection. Sadly, I sent our lives into a downward spiral of hell. To save her, I must get beyond my demons of the past. And to save me, she has to decide if I'm worth giving up everything. Sept.

Publisher: Sinful Restraints Publishing ISBN: None ASIN: B0080S7PS4 Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal Warnings: Explicit Sex, Forced Submission. Heat Level: R+ Format: Kindle Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:!/dxluc

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May Release

By: Cora Blu

“Max” Brother of the Elements Series

May 9, 2012

Everyone suspected Max was different, but when he reveals his animal to the clan not everyone likes his kind. One woman wants his friendship no matter how others feel about him. When he tries to protect her from the negative backlash of being associated with him will it threaten to burn the bridge that’s been heating between them for over a year? Or has someone else been sabotaging their relationship for fear of change? Sept.

Publisher: Cora Blu Amazon ASIN: B0081V9J6Q Buy Link: Genre: Parafantasy Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/9olivia Goodreads:

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May Release By: Joselyn Vaughn

The Warden’s Lantern

May 10, 2012

Dark, creaking trees. Cracking thunder. A ghostly orb. Barbara Milanowski couldn’t have picked a worse night for her amateur paranormal investigation, but she couldn’t let her longtime crush Elmer Derecho’s skepticism go unchallenged. When Elmer runs her off the road with his motorcycle and scolds her for being out in the inclement weather, her happily ever after drops with the barometric pressure and the loss of her keys and glasses. While spending time alone with Elmer was one of her fantasies, the dream date didn’t entail diving into the mud and untangling herself from a raspberry bush. While sheltering in a dilapidated guard house, Barbara and Elmer are drawn out of the protection by the Warden’s Lantern, the ghostly light Barbara has been trying to document. Elmer dismisses it as a trick of the electrical storm, but together they attempt to find the true source of the light. Will their shared talents solve the mystery and start a lasting relationship? Sept. Publisher: Astraea Press ISBN: 978‑1‑62135‑031‑6 Buy Links: Astraea Press: Amazon: ie=UTF8&qid=1336697790&sr=8-1 Barnes and Noble: ean=2940014408172 Genre: Paranormal Warnings: None Heat Level: PG Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/search/%40joselynvaughn Goodreads: Page 27

May Release By: Juliette Springs

Sarim’s Scent

May 16, 2012

Fueled with thoughts of anger and revenge, Victoria embarks on a mission to find her father, certain he has the answers to questions she's had her entire life. Questions about why she prefers the night, gravitates toward the paranormal, and bears a strange tattoo on her neck—one she never put there. Her journey leads her into the arms of her childhood friend, Ivan, the only man she lets close to her heart. He understands her and has always been her confidant. But would he remain loyal if she revealed all of her secrets and the real reason she's searching for her father? Weary of living a lie and unable to walk away from family obligations, Ivan is forced to deceive the only woman he has ever cared about, one who he now realizes is his mate. Ivan knows he's doing the unforgivable, and it's just a matter of time before Victoria finds out the truth, but he can't resist the chemistry between them or deny the sensuous passion he experiences with her. When Victoria's search becomes life threatening, Ivan must find the strength he needs to tell her the truth, or risk losing her altogether. Sept. Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing ISBN: 13: 978-1-61935-084-7 ISBN: 10: 1-61935-084-X Buy Links: Soulmate Publishing & Amazon: s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337625041&sr=1-1 Genre: Paranormal Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Twitter:!/JulietteSprings

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May Release

By: Adera Orfanelli

Wolf’s Bone

May 17, 2012

Even in the Wild West, there’s nothing much wilder than a werewolf. Except a dino shifter. For Ryx, hunting dinosaur bones is more than a scientific curiosity; it's a way for him to connect with his people's ancestors. But he isn't the only member of the team with secrets. He knows Eli isn't really a boy, and she doesn't smell quite human. What he doesn't know is that Eliza is a werewolf, and her past is about to catch up with them. Sept.

Publisher: Changeling Press CP BIN: 05700-01826 Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal/Shifter Romance Warnings: Explicit Sex Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Website:

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June Release

By: Brynna Curry

Fire’s Ice Elemental Magic #5

June 18, 2012

Ultimate power, or endless love? Born the son of a Scottish laird a thousand years ago, but now trapped by his cousin's spell, Devin McLoch has seen countless battles and death. The erstwhile thief has turned away from darker pursuits to lead a life of peace, protecting those he loves and considers part of his clan. However, there is one woman he can never forget, who must be given a chance to change, to accept her heart and his. Arianne Farrell is just as dangerous and intoxicating as her power. Imprisoned in an ancient stone dance more than a thousand years ago, her only chance at freedom from the spell is through love--a love she denied. When Devin asks for her aid to save another from imminent death, she realizes there is more at stake than just her freedom or her heart. Sept .

Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc. ISBN: 9781616503956 Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal Romance Warnings: Erotic Romance Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: same as website Facebook: Twitter:!/brynnacurry Goodreads:

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June Release

By: W.M. Kirkland

A Man’s Sword

June, 2012

When Gabriel Woodweiss brought home an ancient sword to display as his latest antique treasure, he didn’t imagine that its original owner would show up in his basement to claim his property. One moment Marius was praying to his god to save him from servitude in the gladiator ring; the next he’s in a room where the only familiar object is his sword. The fact that a handsome man claims ownership of Marius’s beloved weapon—and knowledge of the strange and wonderful world in which he now finds himself—is proof to Marius’ mind that sometimes the gods do answer the faithful. Now Marius just has to convince Gabriel that keeping the sword is fair and just—as long as he keeps the man who comes with it. Sept.

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press ISBN: TBA Buy Link: Genre: Paranormal, Alternative Lifestyle Warnings: Explicit Sex, M/M Heat Level: R+ Format: E-Book In Multiple Formats Author Website:

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April Release

By: M. S. Spencer

Artful Dodging: The Torpedo Factory Murders

April 24, 2012

Waiting out the rain, Milo Everhart takes stock of her widowhood and the handsome man standing in the door to the bar. Little does she know she will meet that man again and again under both passionate and terrifying circumstances. Tristram Brody waits for his date, too conscious of the beautiful woman sitting by the door. Little does he know that she will hate him for trying to destroy her beloved art center, and even suspect him of murder. Nor that she will be drawn inevitably into his arms. Little does either of them suspect they will be embroiled in not one, but two murders, in which the fate of the Torpedo Factory, an art center housed in an old munitions factory on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, will be decided. Aug.

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing ISBN: 978-1-61885-250-2 Buy Link: Genre: Contemporary Suspense Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads:

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June Release

By: R. Ann Siracusa

All for a Dead Man’s Leg

June 1, 2012

Tour director Harriet Ruby is a young, well balanced, smart, and hardworking overachiever. So far her life has been good but predictable and ordinary. Her biggest problem is that she doesn’t have any real problems and is much too trusting. Directing her first solo tour, she and her group get lost in the souk, the old walled marketplace, in Tangier. There, one of her tourists becomes ill and needs a doctor. Harriet can't find her way out. When a handsome and mysterious stranger, Will Talbot, pronounces the tourist dead and offers to help her smuggle the body out of Morocco, Harriet's oncepredictable life turns upside down and will never be the same. Their fast-paced romantic romp through exotic foreign lands takes them in hot pursuit of murderers, smugglers, international terrorists, a dead man’s secret, and a healing, once-in-a-lifetime love. Sept.

Publisher: Breathless Press ISBN: 978-1-77101-792-3 Buy Link: Genre: Romantic Suspense Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/AnnSiracusa!/rannsiracusa Goodreads: Linked-In:

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July Release

By: Rionna Morgan

The Wanting Heart

July 9, 2012

Katherine White, a barrel racer from Colorado, lives in a fast-paced world where rhinestones shine, hooves pound, and dreams come true. She plans on winning World Champion Barrel Racer. She doesn’t plan on the man who broke her heart strolling back into her life. She doesn’t plan on finding solace in a charming stranger’s smile or falling victim to his knife. Blake Spencer, the man who broke her heart, is all cowboy—from the hat on his head to the dust on his boots. He thought it’d be easy, coming back to town, bowing his head, saying he was sorry. He thought all would be forgiven. What he didn’t know, what he didn’t plan on, was that the girl he thought he loved had become the woman he couldn’t have. If he doesn’t succeed in changing her mind, it won’t only cost him Kate’s love—it will cost Kate her life. Oct.

Publisher: Crimson Romance ISBN: 978-1-4405-5148-2 Amazon ASIN: B008BIAFF8 BUY LINK/S: Publisher: Amazon: ie=UTF8&qid=1340768521&sr=8-1&keywords=rionna+morgan Genre: Romantic Suspense Warnings: None Heat Level: R Format: E-Book & Paperback Author Website: Author Blog/s: Book Trailer URL: Facebook: Twitter:!/RionnaMorgan Goodreads: Linked-In: Page 34

June Release

By: Coleen Kwan

Asher’s Invention

June 25, 2012

Five years ago, Asher Quigley broke his engagement to Minerva Lambkin, believing she was an accomplice in a scheme to steal his prototype for a wondrous device. Minerva swore she was innocent, though the thief—and Asher’s mentor—was her own father. Now, sheer desperation has driven Minerva to Asher’s door. Her father has been kidnapped by investors furious that he’s never been able to make the machine work. Only Asher, now a rich and famous inventor in his own right, can replicate the device. He’s also become a hard, distant stranger far different from the young idealist she once loved. Despite their troubled past, Asher agrees to help Minerva. He still harbors his suspicions about her, but their reunion stirs emotions and desires they both thought were buried forever. Can they rebuild their fragile relationship in time to save her father and their future together? Oct.

Publisher: Carina Press ISBN: 978-14268-9398-8 Buy Links: Carina Press Amazon Amazon UK Barnes & Noble iTunes Genre: Steampunk Romance Warnings: None Heat Level: PG Format: E-Book in Multiple Formats Author Website: Author Blog/s: Facebook: Twitter:!/ColeenKwan Goodreads:

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