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Thank you to A. Catherine Noon for hosting her writing class, Unleashing the Creator Within

Thanks to Kimberly at Your Writer Platorm for her seminar Email List Building for Writers: Multiply Your Reach AND Your Book Sales

Congratulations to February's winners:

  • 7 .0’’ TABLET, Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4, NOOK® 7.0, Valued at $179.99 - Maria
  • Valentine Cookies - Shadow
  • Year Long membership - Author Barbara Winkes
  • Year Long membership - Author Fiona McGier
  • Amazon Gift Card - Diane
  • Amazon Gift Card - Colleen
  • Elizabeth Fountain - Elisa D.
  • Prize from Missy Jane - Laura R.
  • Prize from Mina Khan- Shadow
  • Prize from Denyse Bridger- Faye
  • Prize from Selena Fulton- Shadow
  • Prize from Jennah Scott- Diane V.
  • Prize from Tina Donahue- Sandy Haber
  • Prize from Nancy Corrigan - Andrea C.
  • Prize from Margo Bond Collins- Shadow
  • Prize from Talia Hunter- Shadow
  • Prize from Angela Addams- Tina B.
  • Prize from Rebecca Yarros- Shadow
  • Prize from Rebecca Brooks- Shadow
  • Prize from Cole McCade- Linda
  • Prize from Alexia Adams- Shadow
  • Prize from Michele de Winton- Colleen
  • Prize from Tina Christopher- Anne
  • Prize from Vanessa Devereaux- Shadow
  • Prize from Shae Ross- Shadow
  • Prize from Wynter Daniels- Elisa D.
  • Prize from Jennie Marts- Diane V., Bn100, Shadow, Colleen, Laura
  • Prize from Jade Lee- Diane V.
  • Prize from Beth Rhodes- Diane V.
  • Prize from Dena Garson- Elisa D.
  • 7 .0’’ TABLET, Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4, NOOK® 7.0, Valued at $179.99 - Kathy
  • A Print Copy of Katharine Ashe’s book, I Married the Duke! - Tanya
  • A Print Copy of Katharine Ashe’s book, I Married the Duke! - Tina
  • Ellen A. Roth’s new book Ten Fingers Touching, a box of fairytale Brownies, and some goodies - Belinda
  • A hardback copy of Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton - Anne
  • A hardback copy of Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton - Brenda
  • A hardback copy of Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton - Delane
  • Win 1 of these 3 books: The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel, How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries, or The Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish - Jane
  • Mina - Custom Pair of Steampunk Mitts from Elizabeath Bear
  • Win 1 of these 3 books: The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel, How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries, or The Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish - Rita
  • Win 1 of these 3 books: The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel, How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries, or The Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish - Jeannie
  • Carol - Copy of Dreams are not Enough by Jacqueline Briskin
  • Lysette - Copy of Dreams are not Enough by Jacqueline Briskin
  • Shirley - Copy of Dreams are not Enough by Jacqueline Briskin
  • Mina - Win a hair decoration / scarf or shawl fastener

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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.

We're paying homage to our indie author friends. Stop by Coffee Time Romance and More's Indie Author Feature for the latest up-and-comers in the romance world. We'll be showcasing Eloise De Sousa's novel Deception on March 9th, and on March 23rd we have Tina Gayle with her novel IT Exec's Baby. Don't miss our tweet-to-win contests, too (details in the Feature)! Show your favourite self-published authors your support, visit us on the Indie Author Feature.

  • 9th - Eloise De Sousa (10 people will win a book)
  • 23rd - Tina Gayle (win a book)

These events are being hosted here

Self-Published Authors: Want to be the next Indie Author Feature with Coffee Time Romance and More? Submit your novel for consideration here.


Love in Bloom Series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster was VOTED BEST BOOK SERIES 2013, Supportive Business Moms UK

SEA OF LOVE is the seventh book in the Love in Bloom series, and the 4th book in The Bradens. While SEA OF LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the Love in Bloom series in series order. 

Lacy Snow wasn't looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living--and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction.

As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores--and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love.

Fifteen months--and hundreds of flirty emails, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats--later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy's phobia meets Dane's past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love.

**BONUS** Includes the first chapter (sneak peek) of Bursting with Love (Savannah and Jack), The Bradens, Book Five. 

Get your Copy here!

Chat Parties!

We now have all of our chat events listed in one place (besides the calendar). Check it out here.

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  • 3 - Liquid Silver Books - Everyone Should Fall Madly in Love at Least Once...Daily
  • 10 - Author New Release Chat: The Viking Princess - Kim Kasch Silkwords Author
  • 13 - C.T. Adams
  • 17 - Industry Chat: Silkwords Publishing
  • 24 - Lilas Taho
  • 31 - No Chat

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!

  • 13: Fun Friday with Astraea Press from 8:00pm-10:00pm EST in the FB Mocha Milieu Event Room
  • 28: HeartFelt Promos Spring Party from 8:00am-12:00am (29th) EST in the FB Mocha Milieu Event Room



Interviews - Click here

  • Cynthia Witherspoon

How can Shelby Hawkley forgive Gage Jamero for bailing on her when she needed him most? He and her husband, Nick, were the best part of her life. Now her former best friend is back, shaking up the widowed wine harvester's world. The safest bet is to protect herself. Except Gage is awakening feelings that are decidedly unfriend-like.

Shelby is the woman Gage has secretly loved since high school. Starting over—together—could be the best dream he's ever had. If only he can find the courage to say what he should have said all those years ago.


Learn More here


Coffee Thoughts, the Book Blog Click here

1 CTRR Awards
2 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Ellie Cahill
3 Claudine's Sweet Treats
4 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Prescott Lane
5 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Maureen A. Miller
6 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Louise Douglas
7 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with T. C. Archer
8 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Felicia G. Cook
9 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Elodie Parkes
10 Claudine's Sweet Treats
11 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Sondrae Bennett
13 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Christy McKee
14 The best of the newest sweet romance releases
16 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Delores Fossen
17 Claudine's Sweet Treats
18 Coffee, Books, and a 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, March 20th.

21 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Ava March
22 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Shirlee McCoy
23 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Jennifer Morey
24 Claudine's Sweet Treats
25 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Carly Ellen Kramer
26 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Love Spanks Anthology authors
27 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Sarah Morgan
28 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Tarah Scott
29 Coffee, Books and a Blog with Ines Johnson
30 Author Spotlight Love is in bloom

Love is in bloom at Coffee Time Romance. There’s never quite another love like that first love. Never quite a love as sweet as that first love. And sometimes, if we’re lucky, that first love is the one that lasts forever. Come on by Coffee Time Romance Monday, March 30, and relive that first love with some of the sweetest and sexiest heroes and heroines around.

31 Claudine's Sweet Treats


Available March 1 in both Ebook and Print!

Saddle up with the best-selling authors who brought you Cowboy Up…And fall for six more Cowboys ready to steal your heart.

A book bundle featuring some of the hottest Western authors around. Each story is unique… from sweet to sizzling with a story sure to please every fan of Western Romance.

Click here to learn more

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:

  • 15th - Heather Massey's Steampunk Cafe'
  • 20th - Revelry! Steam by S.D. Arnauld
  • 21st - Revelry! The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
  • 25th - Revelry! Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster
  • 28th - Revelry! Lifemaker by Dean F. Wilson

Free Reads Click here


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March is a lucky month - and we have several lucky winners who will walk away with a great new read! Will you win one of these?

  • Knockin' Boots mug and Magnet Clip from Desiree Holt
  • Autographed print copy of Inner Beast by Justus Roux
  • Canvas Book Tote Bag filled with two books from my backlist, a Starbuck's gift card, and some girlie items from Ulta from Brenda Whiteside
  • ebook of Ship of Dreams of Cheryl Callighan



Want to have a universal link that when clicked on, takes your readers to the Amazon page for your books on their country's amazon website? And want to be able to track the clicks and where they come from regularly? Enter BookLinker Want to track your links and see how many of them translate into sales? This is the tool you need. It's easy, it's free and it allows you to send your readers to the appropriate Amazon site as well as allow you to track clicks!

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:

  • Erin - 6 years
  • Elise - 2 years
  • Kristyn - 1 year

Susan P - teaching two workshops beginning on Monday March 2nd. The first is Crafting the Short Story offered through Low Country Romance Writers. The second is a new workshop about writing a continuing series and offered through Yosemite Romance Writers.

Here are the links for more details and I hope to ‘see’ you in class.


Featured Authors, click here

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

Caramel Corner

Jonathan Milligan

Jonathan Milligan has been there, done that!  He's a professional blogger, and for those of us who aspire to kick our social media presence into high-gear, he has the connections and inspirations to do just that! Check his website out for more encouragement on blogging!

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,

Writing Seminar - Click here

Outline Mistress - Olivia Waite

March 5 - 24th

Writers are used to thinking of outlines as something to work on before you begin writing your story. But an outline can be a powerful tool for revision and polishing that completed first draft -- a great outline can strengthen character motivation, streamline a plot, and enrich the thoughts and themes of your manuscript. This four-week workshop will teach your about different types of outlines (scene list, character arc, and theme) and how to use all three to make your story shine.


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

Visit Eloisa James's website to read the entire prologue and first two chapters of FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE.  How well do you know Eloisa's couples? Take her Sweetheart Quiz!

On March 10th, on Facebook from 7-10pm EST, join Shelly Bell and several bestselling guest authors celebrate the release of RED HANDED, the second book in her erotic suspense Benediction series. Participate at the party for your chance to win several prizes, including a sterling silver key locket and a $100 gift card to winner's choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble! Guest authors to be announced soon! RSVP please.

Champagne Books

CBG will be at Epicon 2015, in San Antonio Texas from Mar 11-15.

Submissions Calls

Romance in all its subgenres, specifically historical and contemporary. Contemporary romance needs to be sharp, witty and sensual. Historical romances can be in any setting or time prior to 1950.


ENVISION Business & Computer School Publishing, a small, selective e-book and print publisher of high heat romance and children’s books, is actively searching for 25-100k word stories with the following themes. Accepted stories will be published in e-book format with the opportunity for print. If you have or are currently working on a story that might be suitable, please send directly to All romance must have a Happily Ever After or a Happily For Now ending.

Historical —All heat levels welcome.
Paranormal —All heat levels welcome.
Contemporary —All heat levels welcome.
Futuristic –All heat levels and genres welcome.

Please submit the first three chapters plus a short 1-2 page synopsis and/or blurb, to We can’t wait to hear from you! Check us out at:


Luminosity Publishing

Calling all authors, Luminosity Publishing is looking for submissions for their erotic anthology:

Men for Hire Anthology

Setting: Jennifer Archer runs a firm in London offering ‘men for hire’ to do any job from dog walking, house sitting, DIY, chauffeuring, etc…. (Not sexual, since we don’t want the main characters to appear as gigolos and prostitutes. HOWEVER, in the course of doing the job the main characters will be expected to have sexual relations!).

Story ideas: We are looking for unique and erotic situations in this anthology. The plot should be strong, even though it is short, the characters notable, the romance powerful, and the sex PASSIONATE!

M/F, M/M,  and all menage combinations accepted.

Stories should be between 8,000-12,000 words. For heat levels see below. Stories should always have a HEA or HFN ending.

The submission deadline is 1 April 2015 for release in September 2015.

Submit the full story plus synopsis to:…

Jennifer Denys – Acquisitions

jennifer (dot) denys (at) yahoo (dot) com

Torquere Press


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 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.


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.

  • 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
Please put "Cogs and Gears" in the subject line of all emails.
Follow our general guidelines. 


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.

  • 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
Please put "Rainbows Come in all Colors" in the subject line of all emails.
Follow our general guidelines.

Totally Bound

BDSM Bikers

Enter into a world where the intense excitement from BDSM collides with the dark world of Biker Motorcycle Clubs. See what our submission image says to you and let your imagination run riot. Perhaps BDSM is a way for your characters to let off steam after a day of intense and complicated dealings with notorious gang members. Show us the all grittiness of American MCs and all the quirks of the members. 10-100k words, any pairing. Series or serials are also welcomed. Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to

What’s her Secret?

Everyone has a secret to tell. We’re looking for 60,000 word plus erotic romance novels based around a heroine with her own secret. Contemporary settings are a must but we will also accept the following genres: Chicklit, Action/Adventure, Older Woman Younger Man, Thrillers/ Suspense, Humour, Men in Uniform and Light BDSM. Does your heroine have a family secret weighing on her shoulders? Is she being blackmailed? Is her real job undercover or does she have a hidden treasure? See what our submission image says to you. Tell us her secret, whatever that may be… 

Please send your submission and synopsis to

MF Historical

Transport your readers to a time where things were simpler, technology was a distant dream along the horizon and the traditional gentleman still existed. Totally Bound Publishing are actively acquiring erotic romance in the Historical genre. This can be set in any time period in the past, so the opportunities really are endless—just take us back to those beautiful bygone days. Is your hero a rake, a cad, a new-world explorer, a pioneer? The choice is completely up to you as long as he can make those ladies swoon. Take a look at our submission image for inspiration. 30-90k words. Series are welcomed. Please send your submission, synopsis and series outline, if applicable, to

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

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