October's Cafe Chronicles
Yes it is time for a boooo - tiful beginning to our fall and holiday season. The Coffee Crew has been busy carving pumpkins and decorating the website. So take a look and see all of the fun things they have done!
Meet The Tule Group
Being kidnapped by bikers is a harrowing experience, but for some reason, Laurie doesn’t feel as terrified as she should. The leader’s steely eyes soften when he looks at her, and the others in his gang clearly know she’s hands off. But does that include Steele's hands? Her brain resists him, but her body insists she wants those big hands all over her.
Steele doesn’t know how he wound up in this mess–with a kidnapped woman on his hands and the police hot on their trail. Now he and Laurie are in hiding at an isolated cabin, and Steele has to figure out how to extricate himself...and steer clear of his accidental captive whose tight, slinky clubbing attire is making him think all kinds of dangerous thoughts…
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Do you like Steampunk? Do you know Steampunk? Want to meet the authors who give us those great stories? You can see it here.
Here are our guest bloggers for the month:
- 7th - Revelry! The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason
- 9th - Revelry! Sprockets, Silk and Savages by Killarney Sheffield
- 15th - Heather Massey's Steampunk Cafe'
- 17th - Revelry! The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato
- 22nd - Revelry! Master of Myth by Starla Huchton
- 25th - The Brass Octopus by Maeve Alpin
- 28th - Revelry! Chronicles of Steele: Raven by Pauline Creeden
Contests Click here
We have seven terrific contests for you this month. Why not enter to win one, and FALL in love with a character or two while you're at it!
- Charity Parkerson - One winner will receive a $5 Amazon GC; one winner will receive a signed copy of Cyborg
- Laura Tolomei - Six winners will each receive one of the following: Sacrificial Sex, Bloody Passion, Visionquest, The Demon Waiter, Hunter, or Bondage Slave for Hire.
- Yasmien Galenorn - One winner will receive the Priestess Dreaming Goodie Bag
- Anne Riley - One winner will receive an autographed copy of AERIE; one winner will receive a $10GC to Amazon
- Sloan McBride - Three winners will receive one of the following audio books on download: Together in Darkness, The Fury, or Highland Stone
- Kerry Adrienne - One winner will receive a $50 Amazon GC and an ebook of Unconditional Surrender
- Melanie Nilles - One winner will receive a signed copy of Spirit Blade; five winners will receive an ebook copy of Spirit Blade
The following contest winners have been added to our 2014 Winner's Circle!!
- Doris' Contest Winners: Lorraine, Meetta, and Winter
- Sasha's contest Winner: Sandy
- Christina's Contest Winners: Raeline and Colleen
- Leigh's Contest Winners: Patricia, Melissa, and Nicola
Winners should be hearing from our authors soon! Thank you all for submitting a contest form. Don't foret to enter our October contests!!
Free Reads Click here
Turtle Soup by Sanielle Thorne
We now have all of our chat events listed in one place (besides the calendar). Check it out here.
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- 7 - New Release Chat
- 14- Big Sister/Brother Event
Got questions about publishing? On October 16 from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern, get industry perspective from two published authors in science fiction on a Q&A chat in Coffee Time Romance & More’s chat room. Read on to find out more about the authors. Hope you’ll join us! There will probably be prizes.
Keith Wayne McCoy majored in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Indiana. The Travelers was a quarter-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. In addition to writing, Mr. McCoy is a world-class collector of furniture and memorabilia from the 1930s luxury liner Queen Mary. He lives in southern Illinois. Keith is published in science fiction with Champagne Book Group.
John Joseph Doody- When John Doody was younger, some well-meaning folks told him that he was going to be a famous author and poet. He then spent quite a few years trying to live up to that expectation, but he could never quite figure out what is was that he should write about. During those years he found out that he could write comfortably in just about any genre and that people enjoyed his stories, but he just didn’t have a direction to follow as an author. So he eventually gave up writing and concentrated on the most important things in his life: faith, family, and being the best Christian -- the best man -- that he could be.
- 21- No Chat
- 23- Lorie O'Claire and Laurie Fitzgerald
- 28- 10th Annual Halloween Bash with Changeling Press
Ten readers will receive free books! 1 Halloween book (readers' choice) to 9 readers, and 1 lucky winner will receie the Jack-O-Lanterns (Box Set) as well as all 5 Trick or Treats.
Chatters Group (Yahoo) Click here
- 9th - Champagne Books and Burst Chat all day
Are you a reader that loves spending time on Facebook to find new and interesting reads? Love to share new covers from your favorite authors? How about reading snippets with cliffhangers? If you enjoy all these things, and you enjoy chatting with your favorite and new authors, then join us in our Mocha Milieu Event room on Facebook today! Oh, and don't forget to join the group and get regular updates so you're in the know about which events are happening and when!
Visit Mocha Milieu today!
- 10th - Fun Friday with Astrea Press from 8:00pm-10:00pm EST
- 25th - HeartFelt Promos Halloween Party all day
Featured Authors, click here
- Sharon Buchbinder
- Karen Cote'
- Cassiel Knight
- Gail Koger
- Charity Parkerson
- Helen R Rosburg
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Publisher News & Events
Is your book out in paperback? Do you want to reach more readers? Want your local libraries to carry your books? Consider calling the five local libraries in your area, explaining that you're a local author who would like to donate two or three copies of your latest paperback release. This can be a great way to make your books available to the public, and get the word out. While it may seem like you are spending money on your own books without a guarantee of return, think of all the readers who will now have access to your book. Those that love your book, are going to consider purchasing books from your back list and future releases. This is a simple, and easy book marketing tactic that gets your book in front of readers!
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Congratulations to the following authors who won a month of advertising:
Coffee Time Recommended Reads
Our Coffee Crew works hard every day reading and writing those great reviews because we love it. Out of all the books that the entire staff reads, occassionally one raises to the top of our Staffer's mind. A special book that is just so wonderful, we feel it deserves an extra acknowledgement. So once a month, our Coffee Crew awards a book with the CTRR Award and share it with you.
Not every member of our Coffee Crew will have a 'special' book they recommend, so when one of the books is selected, you know it is special! Stop by our blog to see which books were nominated and won this month...or in the past!
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What would you do to improve your life?
Unable to get ahead of debt and loneliness since her grandmother’s death, twenty-one-year-old Serena Thomas finds a new job, placing the sheltered virgin in an underground escort business. She tells herself it’s just a temporary life choice, but destiny has a different plan. Lincoln Jefferson has an unusual life. He established The Lounge, an exclusive escort club for very personal reasons. Sparks and passion fly, taking these two on a journey neither could have expected.
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Coffee Thoughts, the Book Blog Click here
1 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Brenda Jay
2 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Sasha Cottman
3 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Merry Farmer
4 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Brantwijn Serrah
5 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Carole DiCamillo
6 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Charity Parkerson
7 Claudine's Sweet Treats
8 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with L.M. Brown
9 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with JoAnne Myers
10 Chat with your favorite authors
11 The Newest and Best in Contemporary Romance
Heroes walk the earth every day, and we’re here to show you who they are. Saturday, October 11, Coffee Time Romance presents the newest and best modern heroes. Whether your guy wears a uniform, jeans and a cowboy hat, or a suit, we have them all. Come by our blog and find your next new contemporary book boyfriend.
12 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Jo Richardson
13 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Mary Martinez
14 Claudine's Sweet Treats
15 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Janine Ashbless
16 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Dana Wright
18 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Torie James
19 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with KyAnn Waters and Tarah Scott
20 Author Excerpt Day
If you would like to get a gander at some of the best romance all in one place, come on by Coffee Time Romance for Author Excerpt Day. Here, you can peruse snippets from shifters to sweet romance. This month, we’re showcasing these great stories.
21 Claudine's Sweet Treats
22 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Matthew Metzger
23 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Ashley Ladd
24 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Susan Hanniford Crowley
25 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Cheryl Holt
26 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Neve Cottrell
27 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Lilliana Rose
28 Claudine's Sweet Treats
29 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Ishabelle Torry
30 Author Spotlight: Spooky Love
October is the month for things that go bump in the night, and Coffee Time Romance knows just which romances have the right kind of bump. Come on by for a little bit of spooky love on Thursday, October 30. We have those heroes that will send the best kind of shiver through you on All Hallows Eve.
Have you ever wanted to know more about our lovely Coffee Crew? Check out their staffer pages here. Surviving our crazy little group is a major accomplishment (grin) so a big hand to these survivors who have amazingly enough have stuck around through all of the fun LOL
Happy anniversaries to these poor souls who were trapped in the Coffee Crew and just can't get out (evil laugh)
- Megan - 2 Years
- Sabrina G - 2 Years
- Synithia - 2 Years
- Vicki - 2 Years
- Renee - 2 Years
Staffers around the Web this month...
Are We There Yet?
This workshops gives you a step by step approach to putting the finishing touches to your manuscript. Everything from characterization to self-editing is covered and it’s offered through Yosemite Romance Writers and runs from October 6-31st,
I Used to Hate Writing a Synopsis From Not Anymore
If one of your fears is sitting down and penning a synopsis this workshop offers you lots of tips on putting together a synopsis that does your story justice. It also has a lesson on cover letters, queries and blurbs. This one also has a prize drawing where one randomly picked participant will win a copy of my recently released e-book I Used To Hate Writing Synopsis…but not anymore.
It’s offered through Low Country Romance writers and also runs from the 6-31st.
SnowGlobe Award Contest : Jennifer Snow's Annual Holiday Title Contest
Our October Event is held right here in Sacramento and it's the first of it's kind in the river city. We will be joining the Steampunk Symposium "Mavericks & High Rollers" held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 3, 4 & 5. Be sure to sign up for one of the packages or add-ons to attain entry into the Firefly screening, the Shindig, the Suspects Steampunk Dinner, The Great Train Ride, or the Underground Tours! The Sacramento Steampunk Society will have a fan table featuring our Victorian background room setting for the entire weekend so we will once again need assistance in setting up and breaking down. We will also need members to man the table throughout each day for short shifts who can represent the SSS to the community and give information to the general public. NOTE: You will not need to purchase a package to set or man the table or visit the vendors room. This is probably our very first REAL public exposure so we can expect to see many new faces and meet many new prospective members in Old Sacramento!
Website / ticket sales: http://hrmsteampunk.com/buy-now/W
The Romance Studio
We're celebrating the spooky season with our annual Spookapalooza! We're giving away an Amazon gift ecard (electronic gift card only, value $100 minimum) to one lucky reader and we're giving away a lot of other prizes from the TRS prize vault and participating authors too! More details on the prizes to come...
Where is it going to be held?
The event will be held exclusively at our PARTY SITE.
When is it going to be held?
From October 24-31, 2014. Times? All day!
When will the prizes be given out?
The winner of the gift card will be selected at random on November 1, 2014. Other prizes from TRS and its participating authors will be assigned at each donor's earliest convenience following the end of the event.
Night Owl Romance
Contest OCT 1-31st
Enter to Win Amazon Gift Cards!
Entry Via Rafflecopter Form Below
3 = $100 Amazon Gift Cards
4 = $50 Amazon Gift Cards
27 = $25 Amazon Gift Cards
Readers will mainly need to Like Facebook Pages and Follow Twitter Accounts!
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Publisher & Author News
CBG will be at....
* Bozeman, Montana Oct 3-5, at the Montana Romance Writer’s Conference. Looking forward to lots of hot, sexy cowboys at this one! And a few good writers too!
*Bellevue, Washington Oct 17-19, at the Emerald City Writer’s Conference
Haven, by Celia Breslin is now available in Audio format at Audible, iTunes and Amazon.
Shadows On Iron Mountain, by Chuck Walsh is now available in paperback. Get it at Champagnebooks.com, Amazon.com, BN.com or retailers everywere.
Call For Submissions:
We are actively acquiring historical romance (Scottish/medieval/regency), contemporary romance, urban fantasy, paranormal romance. Please see our guidelines for submission requirements.
Amber Quill Press, Amber Heat and Amber Allure, regularly welcome new submissions from talented authors in our industry. Before submitting a manuscript, please click on the appropriate imprint link below, follow the formatting guidelines, and send your submission to the email address indicated.
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a special call out for BDSM 1Night Stand Series stories. Here's the scoop on it:
1Night Stand dates have reached new levels of kink with the opening of a new BDSM underground resort club in Las Vegas.
With every luxury and amenity, gorgeous pools, well-equipped dungeons, the finest in leather and steel, and devices to delight, the Carnivore Club is ready to serve some of Madame Eve's clients. Suites are available.
We are looking for stories in the BDSM genre that meet the requirements of the 1Night Stand series. While stories need not take place at the resort, consider the facilities available. We are sure your characters will have the time of their lives. Stories should be between 15-20k and are due Oct 1, 2014 for release early in 2015. 1Night Stand series details are available on the 1NS blog, Decadent1Nightstand.blogspot.com . Contact Valerie Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate Richards (email@example.com) with any questions.
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