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With Joy, Love and a Little Trepidation, Courtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite You to the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year… Their Mother's 

Courtney ~ The Misfit ~ 

As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing—keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom's wedding exposes her startling hidden life, changing her family's view of her—and how she views herself—forever. 

Sienna ~ The Free Spirit ~ 

When Sienna's boyfriend proposes—in front of her mom and sisters, for crying out loud—he takes her by surprise. She already has two broken engagements under her belt. Should she say "I do" even if she's not sure she does? 

Rachel ~ The Cynic ~ 

Rachel thought love would last forever…right up until her divorce. As Mom's wedding day draws near and her ex begs for a second chance, she's forced to acknowledge some uncomfortable truths about why her marriage failed, and decide if she'll let pride stand in the way of her own happily-ever-after.

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Steampunk

Do you like Steampunk? Do you know Steampunk? Want to meet the authors who give us those great stories? You can see it here

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  • 13th - E.C. Jarvis & The War
  • 15th - Heather Massey's Steampunk Cafe'

Show it off Saturday

Join us in celebration of our new event, Show it Off Saturday. It's going to be fun. Get a look into new books, blurbs, and other goodies on Facebook! So grab a friend, grab a drink, and get ready...

9 July

  • Beverley Oakley
  • Franny Armstrong
  • Francine Zane- giveaway Paperback copy of Shyster & Shyster, ARC copy of Lesbian Cure (when available), $10 Starbucks gift certificate

16 July

  • Tammy L. Bailey
  • Zara West - giveaway 3 free Copies of the Beneath the Skin e-book plus a free award-winning short story featuring the hero of Beneath the Skin
  • Ellie Gray - giveaway a free ebook of Love on the Nile and free goodie bag

23 July

  • Susan Boles - Elvis Travel mug
  • J. Rose Allister - giveaway $25 Bath & Body Works gift card, Digital copies of Eradimus: God of Imbolc, Book 2 of the Sons of Herne series + Fun “My other book boyfriend is a god” refrigerator magnets
  • Marie Dry - Amazon Gift Card $10 X2
Seismic Crimes – Disaster Crimes Book 2
 
An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy.
 
When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, they endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?

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5 Claudines Sweet Treats
10 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Kayelle Allen
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20 Author Excerpt Day
23 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Angela Kay Austin
26 Claudines Sweet Treats
30 Author Spotlight: Our Men and Women in Uniform

This month is our salute to those brave men and women who serve their country and protect us with their very lives. We love and appreciate each and every one of you. Readers, spend the day with Coffee Time Romance, Saturday, July 30, and get a peek at the newest and best romantic fiction that celebrates our finest military heroes.  


Do you think online author chats are dead? Interestingly enough they're not, but many authors have this misconception. Online author chats allow authors to make a human connection with readers. This human connection is very important, even more so than the promotions you send out over social media, your newsletter and blog. When you have this human connection with readers, it helps them to know you the author as a person, and not just someone who writes and publishes books. You become someone they feel they know and increases your odds of selling more of your books. 

To kick off the Summer, HeartFelt Promos and Coffee Time Romance are holding a contest for authors who schedule and participate in a chat in July. We'll be giving away two prizes to two lucky authors! HeartFelt Promos is giving away a Social Media Lite Package which includes a month of social media promotions, and Coffee Time Romance & More is giving away a month of cover ads. Winners will be chosen using Random.org and winners notified on September 2, 2016. To find out which dates are available and what the e-loop chat coordinator needs to schedule you for an author chat, e-mail her today!

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Grilling is our favorite time of the year. Summer BBQ's with cool refreshing watermelon on the side. Just the perfect weather with a slight breeze to take the edge off. As the temperatures rise there is nothing better than relaxing on the beach with a new book in your hand on your favorite EReader.

Curl your toes in the sand with this month's Contest from Ellie Gray!

 

June Contest Winners Are…

Natalie Adler - Prize: Autographed paperback copy of Crewel Work, Book 1 in The Tapestry Series, by Natalie Alder - US Only

Carol Gowett & Tracee Imai

Cecelia Dominic - Prize: $15 Amazon Gift Card & Ebook of your choice

Marian Barrow & Shenandoah Brown-Mullens

 

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GoSip with Staff

What are your top three books (or authors) to have with you on the beach.

STAFF RESPONSES

Franny: I loved writing my books because they take me away. They’re perfect for the beach: Paranormal Romance (psychics with special abilities): Author’s Beware, We Be Jumpin’, Fire’s Witness

Llaph: I’m not really a beach person, but I do have my system for books when I am going on a long car drive or vacation. I don’t really want a book that I’ve already read because: 1. I might not be able to fully hear what is being read all of the time so missing a few words isn’t going to kill me and 2. If I get interrupted I won’t freak out if I don’t find out what happens next since I’ve already read the book. Even though there are a bunch of ways to access eBooks I still like to make sure that I physically have the books I want on my phone and they are usually books by Ilona Andrews, Shelly Laurenston or G.A. Aiken, since they are the same person anyway, and to wrap it up I stick a few of my favorite Jennifer Cruisie books on there.

Maura: I am a huge beach and pool person.  I was terrorizing the lifeguards at Ponquogue Beach by being a two year old body surfer!  Later, my parents owned a beachside resort for several years and I was always on the beach. I like to bring something light and fun to read when at the beach because I like to enjoy the water sounds and people watch.  One of my favorite beach authors is Mary Kay Andrews.  Her books are mostly set in beach towns and they are full of love and humor.  I also like Katie MacAlister and her fun vampire novels.  Jayne Ann Krentz also writes novels that are perfect to bring to the beach.  There are so many others, but these will never steer you wrong.

Delane: I do not sit on the beach but my favorite reading no matter the locations is anything by Jordan Silver, Laurann Dohnner, and Sam Crescent.  I must tell you my list would be exhaustive because I read a lot.  I could mention Sapphire Knight, Jenika Snow, Jory Strong, Christine Feehan, J.D Robb………..  LOL  As you can see there are a lot of them.

For me the three authors to go to the beach with me (although to be honest, I don't go to the beach, having fair skin) but let's say that I actually go on holiday - a beach holiday: I would take with me: Nora Roberts (there are some books I haven't read yet), Jill Shalvis and Roxanne St Clair. Riet Strijker

NEWReaders...You've heard from our staffers, now we'd love to hear from you! Pour another cup of coffee, take a nibble of your favorite treat, and share your answer to our question. Readers who contribute an answer will be entered into a contest for... (prize). But more importantly, let's keep the GoSip Going! Here next month's question:

What was your summer vacation like as a kid? Did it involve books? Share a memory of summer with us.

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July 12th

Boxsets: The Ups and Downs of Collaboration - Aubrey Wynne

Boxsets are a hot item but are they right for you? Authors join boxsets for different reasons. Are you looking to hit a list or gain readership? Do you want to add to your mailing list or revamp a backlist? Boxsets can be a brilliant avenue for collaboration and cross promotion. Learn what to expect when working with a group of your peers and why it may or may not be a perfect fit for you. What's on the horizon? The collaborative series.

 

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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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LRWA Online Courses

Monster Revision, including Deep POV from Draft Zero to Done

Presented by Suzanne Johnson
Dates: Jul 5 – 29, 2016
Cost: $20

Course Description:
Learn the steps of a “monster revision” method that will take your shambling, shuffling zombie of a manuscript and make it sparkle like a teenage vampire in sunlight. (Well, you know what I mean.) This is a hands-on workshop; be prepared to dig deep and get those manuscripts ready to submit! Participants can work on their own WIPs, or can use one of their completed manuscripts. Don’t have one finished? Use the methods to “deconstruct” a favorite novel off your keeper shelf. We’ll look at ways to spot plot holes and inconsistences, construct a timeline, examine pacing, and then take our POV very, very deep to make sure the whole manuscript shines. Each workshop participant will receive individual feedback through a series of class assignments using their own manuscripts.

Instructor Bio:
Suzanne Johnson is the author of the award-winning Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series for Tor Books, including the 2014 Gayle Wilson Award-winning Elysian Fields. Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is author of the Penton Legacy paranormal romance series, including the 2013 Holt Medallion winner for paranormal romance Absolution, as well as The Collectors romantic suspense series, including Lovely, Dark, and Deep, 2015 Holt Medallion winner and 2015 Booksellers Best Award winner for romantic suspense. A displaced New Orleanian, she currently lives in Auburn, Alabama. Suzanne loves SEC football, fried gator on a stick, uptown New Orleans, all things Cajun (including a certain Cajun merman in the Sentinels series), and redneck reality TV.

For more information, please visit Suzanne’s website: http://www.suzannejohnsonauthor.com/

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BDSM

Presented by Sascha Illyvich
Dates: July 5 – 19, 2016
Cost: $20

Course Description:
This workshop is for authors particularly in the romance genre who dabble BDSM in any form, be it writing spanking stories, light bondage, or like myself, heavier darker things. Many folks think that once a book is written the author’s job is done. Not so. As any seasoned author knows, once we finish writing, we have edits, cover art choices, more edits, and of course the hype. Marketing, promotions. PR Hell as it is known in some circles. That’s the toughest part of any author’s job IMO and will make or break any author dumb enough to rely solely on the publisher. Our job as authors is a business and needs to be treated like such, even if we DO get to have a little more fun than any corporate schmo. So, in order of author responsibilities: 1. Establish the Brand (I’m Sascha Illyvich, paranormal erotica/BDSM romance author)

2. Maintain the Brand (Primarily through PR, I write about wolves, fae, vampires, but you’ll never see me write a western!)

3. Grow the Brand (I write paranormal romances, which puts me in with the anime crowd who likes dark fantasy!) This workshop will focus on Number 3: Grow the Brand. What authors often fail to realize is that in including different elements like spanking or light bondage that they are writing for their normal audiences but with a little more effort could target not just the fringe readers; those who are closeted about their darker desires, but those who are a little open with their darker desires.
Instructor Bio:
Proclaimed by the Publishing industry as the Bad Boy of Romance, Sascha started writing fifteen years ago. Author of over 50 titles in a variety of subgenres, his erotic romances have been listed under the Night Owl Romance and Road to Romance’s Recommended read list, and he’s been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio. Recently, Torn to Pieces was a USA TODAY Recommended Read.

Sascha writes for Red Sage, Ardent Books, Secret Cravings Publishing, Sizzler Editions, Totally Bound and Decadent Publishing. Find him at http://saschaillyvichauthor.com Agency Representation provided by The Corvisiero Agency

Managing Imprint Editor for Ardent Books, the erotic division of Assent Publishing, and Imprint Editor at Sizzler Editions, Sascha continues to help other authors build the careers they strive for, as those who came before him helped to do.

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DIY Blog Tours

Presented by Ines Johnson
Dates: July 5 – 29, 2016
Cost: $20

Course Description:
Book Tours are an excellent and cost effective way to spread the word about your new release and gain exposure. However, they can be a costly endeavor for new writers whose dimes have gone to copyedits and covers. Learn how to DIY your blog tour in six steps which include building a media kit, targeting the right bloggers for your book, tailoring your email to each blogger to break through their slush pile, how to keep records of which sites you’re visiting along with what and when to give them materials, promoting your tour on your social media sites, and following up to ensure you’ll be invited back. Using these techniques with each of my book releases, I was able to launch into the Amazon Top 100 during my release week.

Instructor Bio:
Ines Johnson is a television writer turned romance novelist. She currently teaches college level courses in scriptwriting and story development. Ines writes books for strong women who suck at love. If you rocked out to the twisted triangle of Jem, Jericha, and Rio as a girl; if you were slayed by vampires with souls alongside Buffy; if you need your scandalous fix from Olivia Pope each week, then you’ll love her books! Ines is best known for her charming fairytale retelling romance Pumpkin: a Cindermama Story. The Cindermama series features single mothers who’ve given up on love after kissing toads, but they each get a second chance at love with a prince charming. Aside from being a writer, professional reader, and teacher, Ines is a very bad Buddhist. She sits in sangha each week, and while others are meditating and getting their zen on, she’s contemplating how to use the teachings to strengthen her plots and character motivations. Ines lives outside Washington, DC with her two little sidekicks who are growing up way too fast.

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