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Last month winners...

  • Suzanne and Christine: Annette Mardis - 2 digital copies of Shore to Please, Gulf Shore Book 3
  • Rita: Lori M. Jones - $15 Amazon gift card
  • Barbara: Kelly Moran - ebook of all 3 Phantoms books
  • Elaine: Carole Ann Moleti - An e book copy of The Widow's Walk and a PDF download of Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, which contains a short story version of my upcoming release in the Unfinished Business series Breakwater Beach
  • Cass: A Seal's Temptation by Tawny Weber
  • Anne: A Wanted Man by Jennifer Morey
  • Jessica: Switchback by Catherine Anderson
  • Karin: Flight from Death by Yasmine Galenorn

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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.

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Support your favorite indie authors, and maybe find some new ones, too. We will also be holding a tweet-to-win contest, so stop by for details!

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

When love commands, destiny must obey.  The year is AD 450.  The Roman Empire wanes as the Medieval Age awakens.  Attila the Hun and his horde conquer their way across Europe into Gaul. Caught between Rome’s tottering empire and Attila’s threat are the Frankish tribes and their ‘Long-Hair’ chiefs, northern pagans in a Roman Christian world, and a people history will call the Merovingians. 

A young widow, Arria longs for a purpose and a challenge.  She is as well versed in politics and diplomacy as any man … but with special skills of her own. 

Emperor Valentinian, determined to gain allies to help stop the Huns, sends a remarkable envoy, a woman, to the Assembly of Warriors in Gaul.  Arria will persuade the Franks to stand with Rome against Attila.

When barbarian raiders abduct Arria, the Frank blue-eyed warrior, Garic, rescues her.  Alarmed by the instant and passionate attraction she feels, Arria is torn between duty and desire.  Her arranged betrothal to the ambitious tribune, Drusus, her secret enlistment by Valentinian as a courier to Attila the Hun, and a mysterious riddle—threaten their love and propel them into adventure, intrigue, and Attila’s camp.  Rebels in a falling empire, Arria and Garic must find the strength to defy tradition and possess the love prophesied as their destiny.

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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 - Leah Marie Brown It Girls
  • 10 - Liana Brooks- Villians, Bad Boys, and Girls with Guns
  • 17 - No Chat
  • 24 - No Chat
  • 26 - No Chat

Mocha Milieu
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  • 11: Fooling Around With Cinderella Royal Launch Party with Stacy Juba from 1:00pm-7:00pm EST in the FB Mocha Milieu Event Room
  • 14: Coloring is Fun Chat with Regina Paul from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST in the FB Mocha Milieu Event Room
  • 28: HeartFelt Promos Fall Party Chat from 10:00am-Midnight EST in the FB Mocha Milieu Event Room

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...

November 14th

  • Paul lonardo - no giveaway
  • Claire Gem - giveaway: one copy of ebook and one copy of audiobook of Phantom Traces
  • AJ Anna J Stewart - e-copy of Reading Between The Lines

November 21th

  • Natalie Alder - signed paperback, winner's choice of one of the books from The Tapestry Series
  • Isla Grey - a free copy of Asylum Harbor
  • Debra Doggett - copy of Bone of My Bones

November 28th

  • Elena Kincaid - no giveaway
  • Muffy Wilson - no giveaway
  • Dena Garson - 2 original drawings, 1 for autographed copy of Risky Business + bonus novella Down To Business - swag items - 1 beaded bookmark

YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister's education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she's put her social life on hold until her sister's education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn't been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he's extended--Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie's kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie's life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie's secret is revealed and the safe bubble she's hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

Learn More about this sexy book here.

Coffee Thoughts, the Book Blog Click here

1  CTRR Awards
3 Claudine's Sweet Treats: New Book Release News
4 A Christmas Vow of Seduction
5 The Sheikh’s Secret Conquest
6 A Wrong Bed Christmas
9 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Denyse Bridger
10 Claudine's Sweet Treats: New Book Release News
11 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with S.L. Jennings
12 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Kayelle Allen
17 Claudine's Sweet Treats: New Book Release News
18 Totally E-Twined
20 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with JoAnne Myers

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.

24 Claudine's Sweet Treats: New Book Release News
30 Author Spotlight: Give Thanks

Crisp air and Autumn colors herald the beginning of the holiday season. We look ahead to family gatherings and giving thanks for those we love. If your pulse beats fast when a handsome hero tucks the kids into bed before that romantic interludes in front of a roaring fire, then come on by Coffee Time Romance for our November Author Spotlight, Give Thanks. From sweet to steamy, we’re kicking off the season with the best in holiday romance.

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'
  • 24th - Jon Messenger's Golem of Solomon's Way

Watch for more events coming in 2016

Free Reads Click here

  • Pictures of Redemption: Flynn's Crossing Romantic Suspense Series Book 1 Kindle Edition by Yvonne Kochanowski

Interviews- Click here

  • Winter Austin
  • Francis Gideon
  • Zeenat Mahal
  • Carole Ann Moleti

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. Happy anniversary to these staffers:

  • Raven - 1 Year
  • Deb - 2 Years


We have some great contests in November. Well it is super easy and super fun. Be a great friend and share the news with a them. Click here

Here is what you can look forward to winning this month...

  • Angela Kay Austin - ebook of Run For Freedom (2) must be able to accept via or or
  • BJ MCCall - 2 copies of my ebook  Thunder Wolves 2: Clay
  • Alicia Dean - First place - $20 Amazon Gift Card. Second Place - Print Book of Martini Club 4 - The 1920's with all four novellas and our exclusive, engraved MC4 Martini Glass - Third Place - $5 Amazon Gift Card
  • Cynthia Ripley Miller - A paperback copy away (US only) and 2 Kindle ebook formats available internationally
  • Jeff Striker - a copy of The Last Recruit

Congratulations to October's winners -

  • Suzanne and Christine: Annette Mardis - 2 digital copies of Shore to Please, Gulf Shore Book 3
  • Rita: Lori M. Jones - $15 Amazon gift card
  • Barbara: Kelly Moran - ebook of all 3 Phantoms books
  • Elaine: Carole Ann Moleti - An e book copy of The Widow's Walk and a PDF download of Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, which contains a short story version of my upcoming release in the Unfinished Business series Breakwater Beach

Thinking about offering your book for free for a few days through the Amazon KDP program? Think again. Many authors have been led to believe that giving away their latest release for free for a few days will both raise the sales on the book itself when it is no longer free, and the sales on their back list. It's an unfortunate fact that this is rarely the case. Many authors who participate in the KDP program find that they've given away thousands of free copies of their latest release, only to discover that when it is no longer free it didn't increase their sales of either that book or their back list at all. Try this book promo tip instead, instead of giving away your latest release through the KDP program, consider writing a story that you can make permafree. Meaning it will always be free. If you have a series, you can also consider making the first book permafree. We suggest using a service such as Draft2Digital to distribute your permafree book. Once it is up on B&N, and elsewhere for free, you can upload it to Amazon at the lowest price, and then send them an e-mail pointing to the fact it is free on these other sites and Amazon will also make it permafree on theirs. Here's the thing, free books do help increase sales of your other books, many readers find some of their favorite authors through reading a free read the author has offered. However, giving away several thousand copies your latest release simply devalues your hard work. Especially when readers come to expect that you or in some cases, your publisher is going to make your latest releases free. Why even bother buying? They'll just wait until they're free to download! Having a book or books that you wrote with the intention of making them permafree or making the first book in a series (when several others have already been published) permafree, has a much better chance of increasing the sales on your latest release and back list. 

Learn More about HeartFelt Promos

Featured Authors, click here

  • Amy Rose Bennett
  • Jay Brenner
  • Sharon Buchbinder
  • Shana Figueroa
  • Dena Garson
  • Anya Howard
  • Jean Joachim
  • Elena Kincaid
  • Cassiel Knight
  • Carole Ann Moleti
  • Lori Power
  • DB Reynolds
  • Helen R Rosburg
  • CJ Thomas
  • Laura Tolomei NEW
  • P.H. Turner NEW

Forum Fun

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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, etc

Say Hello to our newest authors who have made their group home with us:

Writing Seminar - Click here

Getting the Word Out - the meaning of the word 'social' in social media - Susan MacNicol

November 14th

Talking about various methods of social media and the type of reach it might have. Trying to let people understand that it's interaction people are looking for, not a constant barrage of 'Buy Me' Buy Me'. Making friends, developing relationships, getting people to buy into helping you promote yourself and letting them feel valued doing so. Networking, the different types of promoting. Deciding what works for you despite all the hype out there. Role playing, finding people's interests, getting the hook in your book and using it to make it fun and informative rather than simply selling your book. I used pole dancing and sheep phobias in my book Waiting for Rain and it still entertains people to this day.

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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!

Congratulations to this month's winners:

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Publisher & Author News

Amber Quill

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.

Amber Allure | Amber Heat | Amber Quill Press

Avon Authors

Historical romance author Jennifer McQuiston, who works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spent October of this year in Sierra Leone. Her role was to help the country develop sustainable communications plans as they transition to recovery and zero new cases of Ebola. Jennifer was also in Sierra Leone last year, helping deliver health messages during the height of the epidemic. To Jennifer, returning nearly a year later was an amazing experience. "To see the wonderful country of Sierra Leone start to get back to normal--with smiling faces, children in school, and handshakes for friends and neighbors--was truly inspiring."


Join some of your favorite Avon authors for THE definitive historical romance experience, the first ever Historical Romance Retreat!
September 22-26, 2016
Spokane, WA
The following Avon historical romance authors are currently scheduled to be in attendance: Katharine Ashe, Elizabeth Boyle, Valerie Bowman, Eva Leigh, Ashlynn Macnamara, Cathy Maxwell, and Miranda Neville.
Attendance is limited to just 300 readers, so this will be an intimate affair! Events include meet and greet, high tea, workshops, and a grand ball. Period costume is encouraged. Early bird registration is just $285 and lasts through December 31, 2015. The fee goes up to $345 on January 1, 2016. Saturday's book fair is just $10.
Details on the Historical Romance Retreat website.

JMS Books


JMS Books LLC is a small press specializing in LGBT romance ranging from sweet to erotic. We have over 120 authors publishing with us, including J.M. Snyder, Drew Hunt, Terry O'Reilly, JL Merrow, Jeff Adams, A.R. Moler, Iyana Jenna, J.D. Walker, and Hayden Thorne.

We pay 50% net royalties on sales through all distribution channels. Our contracts are for an initial period of 2 years. A sample contract is available upon request.



We are looking for short LGBT romance and erotic romance holiday stories for our new Stocking Stuffers imprint. The ebooks will all share a similar cover and be released during the month of December 2015.

* Stories must be between 5,000 to 10,000 words

* Stories must contain a romance -- any heat level, from sweet to erotic

* Romantic pairing must be MM, FF, MMM, or MMF ONLY

* Stories must be set during a winter holiday (doesn't have to be Christmas)

* Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, etc)

* Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending

* ADULT stories only (no YA)

* DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: October 1, 2015

We accept reprints and previously published content as long as you retain the rights to republish the story elsewhere. All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions.



Send a blurb and the full manuscript to with "Stocking Stuffer" and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

We will respond to your email within 2 business days.


Questions can be directed to

Kellan Publishing

We have a weekly raffle to give away a free book here

We have a Reading Room for members where they can join and get a free book, then be entered into a free drawing each week

Submission Call: We are always looking for new and unpublished novels and novellas in many different genres.

Melange Books



Satin Romance, an Imprint of Melange Books, LLC is currently taking submissions for short stories for an anthology, TO LOVE A SCOTSMAN, A ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY.

We’re looking for stories that are highly romantic, featuring a Scottish man. Stories may be historical or time travel.

Stories should be between 10,000-20,000 and meet the requirements for our sweet, PINK satin romance line. (Learn more about the PINK satin line  )

DEADLINE: August 1, 2016

Send submissions to: Nancy

Steam Romance

We're also doing a call for submissions still.  Details are here:  .  We're looking for romance and erotica short stories (15k - 40k words) and novels (50k - 100k words) in steampunk, paranormal, general and contemporary (especially if there's a strong, female lead), urban fantasy, fantasy, dystopian, and for men.

Vinspire Publishing

Also, we do have an open submission call right now for Amish Romances. Here is the direct link:!amish-romance-guidelines/c11ao

Beau Coup Publishing is accepting submissions!

We are a small, independent publisher always willing to welcome a new author into our fold. We specialize in Romance and all of it's subgenres including cowboy, military, motorcycle club, bdsm, paranormal and certain taboo books: student/teacher, step-romance and similar. We will consider any level of heat--from spicy to steamy to explicit.

Our current turn around for submissions is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

Send your manuscript (completed preferred, 50 pages minimum), a brief synopsis and a query letter to

Bottom Drawer Publishing

We do have an open call for erotic romance at any time and is something we're keen to get more of. Our submissions link is:!submissions/c1pz

Romance Bandits

Nancy Northcott will present her world-building workshop at Moonlight & Magnolias Conference in Atlanta on Oct. 2 and is participating in the book signing on Oct. 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The workshop is open only to those registered for the conference, but the signing is open to the public. Stop by and say hi if you're in the area.

Jeanne Adams and Nancy Northcott will be author guests at RavenCon 2016 in Williamsburg, Va., April 29-May 1.

Caren Crane and Red Door Reads will be presenting a Carnival of Romance at the Romantic Times Reader Convention in Las Vegas in April 2016.

Coffee House Authors
AC Katt Debbie Peterson Julia Bade Meg Mims Tess Morrison
Alanna Lucas Debora Dennis Julia Talbot Melanie Nilles Theresa Scott
Alexa Bourne Debra Doggett June Kramin Miss Mae Therese Kinkaide
Alexandra O'Hurley Dee Brice Justus Roux Moira Keith Tina Gayle
Alice Abel Kemp Deirdre O'Dare Kaitlin Maitland Morgan Kearns Tina DC Hayes
Alicia Dean Dena Garson Karen Kay Morgan Malone Tmonique Stephens
Amy Rose Bennett Densie Webb Karen Michelle Nutt N. J. Walters Tory Richards
Andrea Downing Denysé Bridger Karen Stivali Nadine Christian Tracy Goodwin
Angela Kay Austin Desiree Holt Kaye Spencer Nancy Haddock Vicki Batman
Anita Cox Diane Craver Kayelle Allen Natalie Alder Zenobia Renquist
Anita Kidesu Donna Gallagher Kelley Heckart Natalie-Nicole Bates  
Anju Gattani Donna Michaels Kelly McDonough Opal Carew  
Anna Chaput Doralynn Kennedy Kerry Adrienne Pamela Labud  
Anna J Stewart
Doris O'Connor Kira Hillins Peggy Jaeger  
Anne Hope Elena Kincaid Kristina Mathews Piper Denna  
Annette Mardis Elyzabeth M. VaLey Lace Daltyn R.L. Merrill  
April Hollingworth Ericka Scott Laura Strickland Rebecca Heflin  
BA Tortuga Erin Bevan Laura Tolomei Rebecca E. Neely  
Barbara Winkes Fiona McGier Lauren Linwood Rae Lori  
B.J. McCall Fran McNabb Laurie Olerich Rae Monet  
Bev Haynes Franny Armstrong Lauren Clark Regina Andrews  
Billi Jean Gen Bailey Leslie Soule Regina Paul  
Brenda Sparks Gina Gordon Michelle L. Levigne Rhonda Lee Carver  
Brenda Whiteside Gwynn Morgan Lex Valentine Robin Renee Ray  
C. J. Starr Isla Grey Libby Waterford Rosalie Stanton  
Candy Caine JB Brooks Lily Graison Roseanne Dowell  
Carole Ann Moleti J.C. McKenzie Linda Bradley Roz Lee  
Casey Clipper Jackie M. Smith Linda Hadaway Ruth Ann Nordin  
Cassandra Carr Jackie Weger Linda Lattimer Ryssa Edwards  
Cassandra L Shaw James L. Hatch Linda Mooney S. Carman Knight  
Cassiel Knight Jami Brumfield Linda Nightingale Sabrina York  
Cat Adams Jana Richards Linn Random SaBrowny Rae  
Catherine Chernow Jane Leopold Quinn Lisa Marie Wilkinson Sasha Cottman  
Cecilia Dominic Jane O'Roarke London Saint James Scarlet Hunter  
Charmaine Pauls Jane Toombs Lola Karns Shannan Albright  
Chanta Rand Jay Brenner Lori Derby Bingley Shauna Aura Knight  
Charity Parkerson Jennifer James Lori M Jones Shiela Stewart  
Christy McKee Jennifer Kacey Louisa Bacio Shoshanna Evers  
Claire Gem Jennifer Mueller Lynn Lorenz Sibel Hodge  
Claudia Shelton Jennifer Robins MK Schiller Sloan McBride  
Collette Cameron Jenny Penn Madeleine Oh Sophia Kimble  
Cristal Ryder Jessica Jefferson Mandy Rosko Sue McConnell  
D. B. Reynolds Jewel Adams Margie Church Sylvia McDaniel  
D.J. Gross Jill Hughey Mary Alford Talia R. Blackwood  
DW Adler Jill Jaynes Mary Carter Tara Fox Hall  
Danica St. Como Joyce Proell Mary Martinez Tara MacDonald  
Deb Julienne Ju Ephraime Maureen L. Bonatch  Tara Quan  
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