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Indie Author Events

Coffee Time Romance and More will be featuring an Indie author so you can learn more about them. Meet each author on their day and learn about their books and more. Don't miss our Tweet to Win contest at each event. These events are being hosted here.

  • 9th - Keta Diablo
  • 16th - Lorraine Pearl

 

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Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there’s a difference between being supportive and supporting her husband. He quit his job to write a screenplay she’s never seen, leaving Nicole to run the house, work full-time, and care for their young son. Can she say enough is enough without losing the man she loves?

Sacrificing a personal life for her career is how Shannon Rigg became V.P. at her firm, but she wonders whether she made the right choice. An exciting new love convinces her it’s not too late—until he drops a bombshell that has her questioning whether she can have it all.

Although Pam Eiland adores her husband, she feels restless now that the kids are grown. Finding sexy new ways to surprise her man brings the heat and humor back to their marriage, but when unexpected change turns her life upside down, she’ll have to redefine herself. Again.

Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, the girls of Mischief Bay will discover that life is richer with friends at your side.

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Chat Parties!

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  • 3 - None
  • 10 - Our Annual Valentine's Party!
  • 17 - Industry Chat
  • 24 -John Higgins, Author

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!

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  • 13: Fun Friday with Astraea Press from 8:00pm-10:00pm EST
  • 28: HeartFelt Promos It's a New Year Chat from 8:00am-12:00am EST

Congratulations to the following authors who won a month of advertising:

 

 

 

Interviews - Click here

  • Dani Collins
  • Eva Gordon
  • Diana Green
  • Kishan Paul

 

Coffee Thoughts, the Book Blog Click here

1  CTRR Awards

2nd - Book Brew - Valentine's Style

Book Brew is coming back! We’ve made some major changes in this event to bring new perspectives, life and fun to it. For 2015 we are going to do it only once a quarter. This will give us more time to plan new, fun activities for each event and allow us to give away some really awesome prizes.  How do a free e-reader, a real library-builder size gift certificate or a big gift basket to which all the participating authors for the event contribute sound? But you can’t win if you don’t play, like the lottery hucksters say!

Another new feature we will have is a reader co-hosting with AZGaye for each event. We really want to get lots of readers involved because this is all about you. We want to know what you are seeking right now in new books to read, both electronic and regular print books. We want to know your favorite authors and latest passions! We plan to make this a real party type event with fun, games, surprises and freebies. Polls, treasure hunts, quizzes? Come to the New Book Brew on February 2 and tell us what you want to see as we go forward!

We will still be doing a theme for each event but they will be broader and allow for a wider range of authors to join in with their new and backlist releases and be there to listen to you. But for this to work, you have got to join in, post comments, talk to us and make yourselves heard!

Our first reader hostess is Colleen who’s been a faithful Book Brew visitor for the past several years that we’ve had the event. We will make sure our guest host gets a special gift for her (or his—guys are welcome too!) support and hope to see some  of you volunteering for future Book Brews, coming to you in May, August and November this year, but still on the first Monday of those months. Themes for the other three will be announced soon but for February we’re going to stick with the tried and true contemporary romance—beyond that, any heat level and sub-genre our authors want to share will be welcome!

Mark a big red heart on your calendar for Feb 2, 2015 and BE THERE!! We’ll still run from 12:00 to 8:00 EST but will try to stick around later in the evening to allow wider time zone participation and accommodate a wider range of folks who want to take part.

3rd-10th

Will you be our sweetheart? February is a time to love and share, so we’re hosting a scavenger hunt!

Visit the Coffee Time Romance and More blog from February 3rd-10th to read blogs from twenty-four different authors, and find a link to where they’re hiding their scavenger hunt icon.

Each icon is unique and will have a word that spells out a special message. That completed message is your entry into a grand prize drawing at the end of the month for a tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® 7.0).

But wait, there’s more!  Each author is giving away prizes as well! Eight days, three posts per day, that's twenty-four chances to win!! 

Elizabeth Fountain
Missy Jane
Mina Khan
Denyse Bridger
Selena Fulton
Jennah Scott
Tina Donahue
Nancy Corrigan 

Margo Bond Collins
Talia Hunter
Angela Addams
Rebecca Yarros
Rebecca Brooks
Cole McCade
Alexia Adams
Tina Christopher

Vanessa Devereaux
Shae Ross
Wynter Daniels
Jennie Marts
Jade Lee
Beth Rhodes
Dena Garson  
Michel D. Winton

10 Claudine's Sweet Treats
11 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Jennifer Kacey
12 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Amanda Marie
13 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Brooke Williams
15 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Marian Perera
16 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Tory Richards
17 Claudine's Sweet Treats
18 Totally E-Twined
19 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with JoAnne Myers
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 Friday, February 20th.

21 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Tarah Scott
24 Claudine's Sweet Treats
27 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Sierra Cartwright
28 Author Spotlight: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! If you like winter romance, snuggling with a sexy man in front of roaring fire while it snows outside, or heroes who rescue their gals from an avalanche, then you have to stop by Coffee Time Romance, Saturday, February 28 for our February Author Spotlight. We’ve got rugged heroes who brave the cold, and warm their women during long winter nights.

 

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 guests for the month:

  • 5th - Revelry! A Circus of Brass and Bone by Abra SW
  • 11th - Steaming with Joe Gatch
  • 13th - Revelry! The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr
  • 15th - Heather Massey's Steampunk Cafe
  • 18th - Revelry! Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

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Ah... amour...amor...láska...kärlek...LOVE.  It's in the air this month and there's no use avoiding it. Everywhere you go, there's a proclamation of love and books are no exception. This month, we have four featured contests that can help you get into that special mood.

This month...

  • One winner will receive the Affaire de Coeur Calendar for 2015  and signed copy of Tales from Lachmuirghan from Madeleine Oh
  • $10 GC to Amazon or Nook from Kayelle Allen
  • She Loves Me, He Loves Me Not from Zeenat Mahal
  • $20 Amazon GC from Maureen Bonatch

 

 

Learn More about HeartFelt Promos

We could not bring you everything we do without our devoted Coffee Crew. They work hard behind the scenes to make it all happen!

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 Anniversary:

  • Hollie - 6 years
  • Kaitlin - 5 years
  • Brenda - 10 years
  • Virginia - 5 years

Featured Authors, click here

  • Jay Brenner
  • Sharon Buchbinder
  • Anya Howard
  • Cassiel Knight
  • Gail Koger
  • Carole Ann Moleti
  • Charity Parkerson
  • Helen R Rosburg

Michael Hyatt

Michael is the retired President of Thomas Nelson Publishing House. His website now helps you to organize your schedule, discover your platform and how to utilize your time wisely. While he has programs for sale that he teaches, he has a ton of free information, software feedback, and motivations words for writers and public speakers. 

Stop in and see more

 

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This is the book lover's community that has been waiting for you.  Join us for fun and meet people who share the same love of books that you do.

Java Junction is filled with publisher and author groups. 

Special Interests is filled with hobbies, fun things, cooking tips, recipes, and great things to do. 

Writing Seminar - Click here

Unleashing the Creator Within - A. Catherine Noon

February 1st - 4 Weeks

Too often, writers assume that creativity is a matter of luck or rare talent.  But author A. Catherine Noon shows us that each of us can write and unleash our inner creativity.  In a one-month online workshop that draws on exercises and games, Catherine helps us identify the core values and strategies that will help us tap into our own creative potential, whether we’re “serious authors” or just writers who enjoy the written word.  It is a workshop that will help each of us be more productive and successful with our writing and to sustain our creative output.

Email List Building for Writers: Multiply Your Reach AND Your Book Sales - Kimberly @ Your Writer Platorm

February 23-27

If there was one thing you could do that would multiply your reach and help you build deeper relationships with people who are already interested in your message and your work – would you do it?

Building a targeted and invested email list of subscribers is hands down one of THE most important things you can do to ensure the long term growth of your writing career.

Learn how to create, manage and leverage an email list to build an audience, generate engagement and establish a veritable army of co-marketers and promoters for your books.

 

CTRR Awards click here

Coffee Time Recommended Reads

CTRR Award

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!

Did you see last month's winners:

 

Publisher & Author News

Avon Author News

KissCon is back! KissCon, Avon’s popular Meet-and-Greet event, is coming to Sarasota, Florida. KissCon in San Rafael and KissCon in Seattle were so popular, they’re doing it again on the other side of the country! If you will be near Sarasota, Florida, on January 31, please join Avon authors Julia Quinn, Laura Lee Guhrke, Maya Banks, Jeaniene Frost, Katherine Ashe, CJ Kyle, CL Wilson, Lena Diaz, Megan Frampton, and Kerrelyn Sparks for a fun get-together! There will be lots of swag given away, wine tastings, and lots of chocolate. For more info, click here. To purchase tickets, click here. We’d love to have you join us!

Laura Kaye is excited to share the new cover for HARD TO BE GOOD, releasing in April 2015! See it here on Laura's website.

Visit Eloisa James's website to read the entire prologue and first chapter of FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE.

Luminosity Publishing

We are also holding a Submissions Call for our Anthology - Men For Hire. Deadline 1st April.
http://luminositypublishing.com/submission-calls/

Riverdale Avenue Books

Riverdale Avenue Books has actually doubled the number of books we publish starting in Jan.  We are going from 50 books a year to 100.

We are also starting a mystery line, Dagger,  under the direction of Joseph Pittman, a published mystery writer himself, as well as the former editor of Alyson Books. His first title this year will be 50 SHADES OF FEDORA edited by Robert Randisi, President of the Private Eye Writers of America on Feb. 18th,

Keeping with the 50 Shades theme, we have four more 50 Shades titles in Feb.

Torquere Press

MYTHOLOGICALLY TORQUED – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15, 2015

There's something about mythology from all cultures that captures everyone's imaginations, so snuggle up by the fire and tell us a mythological tale -- with a Torquere twist! For our Mythologically Torqued  2015 anthology, we're looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT mythological tale interpretations. Make us laugh, make us cry, or surprise us and make us glow with happy endings!
Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "Mythologically Torqued" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2015; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.
If the completed anthology reaches a minimum word count of 60K, the book may go to print. In that case, payment is a $35 flat fee for first time electronic and print rights for three years, as well as an electronic and print copy of the book.  Print rights are reserved for six months. If the print rights are not optioned, all print rights revert to the author.
We'll also be releasing the story on its own in ebook format. Royalties for the single title electronic version will be 45% net on books sold through Torquere Books and 35% net on books sold through our distributors, again for a period of three years. 

FAMILY TIME – DEADLINE MARCH 15

Three a.m. feedings, diaper changes, the terrible twos, separation anxiety, tween drama and teen angst – everyone is familiar with the difficulties of raising a family, but GLBT families face even more obstacles than most. Give us stories that tug the heartstrings, stir the soul, tickle the funnybone, and make us remember why families are the most precious things in life. 
Please send your 3000 -10,000 word submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with "Family Time" and your story title in the subject field. Please see our general submissions guidelines for formatting etc. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2015; all submissions will be held and reviewed after the deadline.
If the completed anthology reaches a minimum word count of 60K, the book may go to print. In that case, payment is a $35 flat fee for first time electronic and print rights for three years, as well as an electronic and print copy of the book.  Print rights are reserved for six months. If the print rights are not optioned, all print rights revert to the author.
We'll also be releasing the story on its own in ebook format. Royalties for the single title electronic version will be 45% net on books sold through Torquere Books and 35% net on books sold through our distributors, again for a period of three years.

COGS AND GEARS

There’s always something about stories involving steampunk, cyberpunk, dieselpunk, biopunk, or any version of punk you enjoy that gets our cogs in a bunch. Bring us your corsets, body mods, goggles, clockwork, dystopias and bioengineered plots. 
We’re looking for fully realized, romantic LGBT punk stories with HEA or HFN endings. Blow our minds while you build your worlds to show steamy romance lit by gaslight.
Stories should range from 10,000 to 60,000 words. Longer stories may be considered, but please query first. Stories will be contracted for two years, at our standard royalty rates. Please see our writer's guidelines page for royalty rates, formatting and submission information.
Guidelines:

  • GLBT stories -- f/f, m/m, m/m/f
  • 10,000 words and up
  • standard royalty rates apply
  • exclusive electronic 2 year contract

For queries or submissions, contact General Manager/Submissions Editor Kristi Boulware at submissions@torquerepress.com
Please put "Cogs and Gears" in the subject line of all emails.
Follow our general guidelines. 

RAINBOWS COME IN ALL COLORS

Love stories come in all flavors and all sexual orientations and/or all gender identities. We want to see you explore all colors of the rainbow that differ from the standard gay or lesbian romance. 
Bring us your stories of trans, queer, bisexual, asexual, pansexual and polyamorous relationships.  Your characters sexual or gender identity should be central to the story but basic story genre can be varied.  Let’s take this opportunity to give everyone their happy ending. We’re looking for fully realized, romantic stories with HEA or HFN endings. 
Stories should range from 10,000 to 60,000 words. Longer stories may be considered, but please query first. Stories will be contracted for two years, at our standard royalty rates. Please see our writer's guidelines page for royalty rates, formatting and submission information.
Guidelines:

  • 10,000 words and up
  • standard royalty rates apply
  • exclusive electronic 2 year contract

For queries or submissions, contact General Manager/Submissions Editor Kristi Boulware at submissions@torquerepress.com
Please put "Rainbows Come in all Colors" in the subject line of all emails.
Follow our general guidelines.

Totally Bound

Totally Five Star

Glamor, high society and exotic locales. We are actively acquiring submissions for our exciting new imprint, Totally Five Star. Here you have the whole world at your feet to explore and can choose from a vast array of different famous tourist destinations to be your location. Take a look at the submission picture and let your imagination run away with you. Each story should be a standalone, contemporary story about hotel staff, clientele or service providers. Head to our submissions page to find out more information about the characters we’ve already created in this world. Any pairing is possible for this imprint (MF, MM, MFM, MMF), and we’re looking for a Burning/Melting heat rating to really get those heartbeats racing. Please send a synopsis in the first instance to submissions@totallybound.com

Over the Knee Anthology

Can you write a tantalising D/s story based around spanking and all the excitement that comes with it? We’re looking for a desirable Dom and a sated sub who have a yearning to explore. Take a look at the submission picture and let your imagination run away with you. MF pairing and BDSM genre please, with the word count being between 10,000 to 15,000 and a burning or melting heat rating. The submission deadline for this is 1st March 2015 for September release. Please send a synopsis in the first instance to submissions@totallybound.com

MM Shifter Detectives

Fast-paced thrillers with demanding plots that see the heroes truly getting their claws stuck into the task at hand. These heroes are expert detectives with something else lying under the surface—an instinct to shift. Take a look at our submission image and let inspiration take hold. 10-100k words. Series or serials are also welcomed. Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to submissions@totallybound.com.

Coffee House Authors
AC Katt Denysé Bridger JoAnne Myers Linn Random Robin Renee Ray
A. M. Griffin Desiree Holt Joyce Proell Lisa Marie Wilkinson Roseanne Dowell
A.R. Von Diana Green Jolynn Raymond London Saint James Roz Lee
Alexandra O'Hurley Diane Craver Ju Ephraime Lori Derby Bingley Rue Allyn
Alina K. Field Donna Gallagher Judy Baker Lynn Rae Ruth Ann Nordin
Angela Smith Doralynn Kennedy Julia Bade MK Schiller Ryssa Edwards
Anju Gattani Doris O'Connor Julia Talbot Madeleine Oh Sabrina Garie
Anna Chaput Eden Bradley Julie Lence Madison Sevier Sabrina York
Anne Hope Elizabeth Fountain June Kramin Mandy Rosko SaBrowny Rae
Anne Riley Elyzabeth M. VaLey Justus Roux Margie Church Sasha Cottman
BA Tortuga Em Taylor K. C. Burn Marilu Mann Scarlet Hunter
B.J. McCall Ericka Scott Kaitlin Maitland Mary Carter Shannan Albright
Bev Haynes Fran Veal Kara Griffin Mary M. Forbes Sharon Buchbinder
Billi Jean Franny Armstrong Karen Kay Mary Martinez Shelley Munro
Brenda Whiteside Gen Bailey Karen Stivali Maureen L. Bonatch  Shoshanna Evers
C. J. Starr Gina Gordon Karen M. Zarkowski Meg Mims Sibel Hodge
Candy Caine Gwynn Morgan Kaye Spencer Melanie Nilles Sloan McBride
Carol Rose Heather Hiestand Kayelle Allen Melinda Curtis Sophia Kimble
Carole Ann Moleti Hurri Cosmo Kelly Gendron Miss Mae Sultry Summers
Cassandra Carr Hywela Lyn Kelley Heckart Moira Keith Susan Hanniford Crowley
Cassandra Dean JB Brooks Kelly McDonough Molly Ann Wishlade Suz deMello
Cassiel Knight J.P. Grider Kerry Adrienne Morgan Kearns Sylvia McDaniel
Cat Adams J.S. Wayne Kelsey Browning N. J. Walters Talia R. Blackwood
Catherine Chernow Jackie M. Smith Kimber Vale Nadine Christian Tara Fox Hall
Charity Parkerson Jackie Nacht Kimberly Adkins Nancy Haddock Tara Quan
Charlene Groome Jackie Weger Lace Daltyn Natalie-Nicole Bates Tess Morrison
Cheryl Lane James L. Hatch Laura Tolomei Nicole Hurley-Moore Theresa Scott
Christina Tetreault Jane Leopold Quinn Lauren Clark Opal Carew Therese Kinkaide
Christine Young Jane O'Roarke Lauren Linwood P.L. Parker Tigris Eden
Christy McKee Jane Toombs LaVerne Thompson Paloma Beck Tina Gayle
Claudia Shelton Jay Brenner Leah Braemel Pamela Labud Tina DC Hayes
Cristal Ryder Jennifer Comeaux Leesa Bow Parker Kincade Tracy Goodwin
D.J. Gross Jennifer James Leigh Carron Piper Denna V.S. Nelson
Danica St. Como Jennifer Kacey Leslie Soule Rebecca Heflin V.S. Morgan
Danni Price Jennifer Mueller LeTeisha Newton Rae Lori Vicki Batman
Debora Dennis Jennifer Robins Lex Valentine Rae Monet Viki Lyn
Dee Brice Jenny Penn Lily Graison Regina Andrews Zenobia Renquist
Deirdre O'Dare Jewel Adams Linda Hadaway Regina Paul  
Dena Garson Jim Cangany Linda Lattimer Renee Reynolds  
Denise A. Agnew Jo-Ann Power Linda Mooney Rhonda Lee Carver  
         

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