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Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don't. When she's awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America's hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she's beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft--but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he's just another rocker with a great PR team. 

Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker's private world. He's coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he's not likely to change--until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more. 

Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet--Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they're trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames? 

The RYDERS are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

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24th: HeartFelt Promos Back to School Party from 11:00am-Midnight in the FB Mocha Milieu Event Room

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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  • 15th - Heather Massey's Steampunk Cafe'

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  • Heather Blanton
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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...

10th

Christine Hart - giveaway: Digital copy of In Irina's Cards
Anna Durand - giveaway: 1 paperback copy each of Willpower & Intuition (books 1 & 2 in the Psychic Crossroads series)
Cathrine Goldstein - giveaway: Black Leather Braided

17th

Charlotte O'Shay - giveaway: 1 paperback copy of The Marriage Ultimatum
Isabelle Kane - giveaway: 4 ebook copies of Eagle River + 2 ebook copies of Calypso’s Secrets
Laura Tolomei - giveaway: ebook Re-Scue, Book 1 of the ReScue Series

 

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1 CTRR Awards
2 Dark Whispers by Debra Webb
3 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Nancy Haddock
6 Claudines Sweet Treats
7 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with KyAnn Waters and Tarah Scott
9 Conard County Marine by Rachel Lee
10 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Kayelle Allen
15 The Sheikh’s Baby Scandal by Carol Marinelli
16 New Release Central

Heroes walk the earth every day, and we’re here to show you who they are. Friday, Sept 16, Coffee Time Romance presents the newest and best romantic heroes. Whether your guy wears a uniform, jeans and a cowboy had, a kilt or breeches, we have them all. Come by our blog and find your next book boyfriend.

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 Wednesday, June 21st.

22 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Tarah Scott and Evan Trevane
30 Author Spotlight Love and Family

September is Love and a Family month at Coffee Time Romance. Friday, September 30, we are showcasing the best romances in all genres that feature love and a family. If you like your romance with a surprise pregnancy or the hero who falls in love with his girl’s family, then you’ve come to the right place. Come on by and find something new or maybe uncover a gem you might have missed. Coffee Time Romance has some of the sexiest heroes and the heroines who show them what love is all about.

In Ersland, you stay out of the forests, and you stick to your own kind…

It’s common knowledge elves steal human women in the middle of the night to be their whores, or worse. According to The Dawn, elves are the agents of the dark and to be avoided at all costs.

As a Cunning Woman, Valentina has never really cared too much about The Dawn or its racist tenets—it probably has something to do with the fact that they burn healers as witches. So when a desperate group of elves bring their wounded leader Aneurin to her door, Valentina agrees to treat him. As his wounds heal, their hearts entwine and they fall in love.

However, Aneurin has a powerful secret which threatens to tear them apart more than racism of Ersland ever could. And Yorwrath, Aneurin’s brother, is there waiting for their bond to break…with a slave collar with Valentina’s name on it.

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Our tip for September is a little different than usual. We are encouraging our authors to pull back on giving away e-books (other than their permafree books of which authors should not have more than one or two), and to have reasonable giveaways. We're noticing a huge increase in extravagant giveaways, and a major uptake in giving away e-books. In the case of e-books, this is different than permafree e-books, we're talking about authors and publishers who are giving away hundreds of copies of their latest release in a effort to make book sales, or make a bestseller list. As for extravagant giveaways, as an example we've seen regular giveaways with Amazon gift cards of well over $1000. Authors and Publishers need to stop the freebie insanity that the publishing business is spiraling into, especially if they want to be able to make a living on their books. There's nothing wrong with a few permafree books, or even a reasonable monthly or quarterly giveaway of a nice gift basket with swag or a signed paperback or two for example, but trying to play keep up with the Jones's publishing style is going to make it very hard for authors and publishers to survive in the publishing business.

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This month Andrea Downing is giving away 3 Prizes: You can win Rare print version of Dearest Darling with accompanying Wyoming gifts; print of Dances of the Heart; eBook of Dearest Darling.

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Coffee Crew News

We could not bring you everything we do without our devoted Coffee Crew. They work hard behind the scenes to make it all happen! Congratulations to these staffers on surviving for another year (wink):

Matilda - 11 years and going crazy!

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GoSip with Staff

What were your favorite back to school supplies (new pencils, blank notebooks, pencil cases, lunchboxes, etc)?

From Gwynn Morgan/Deirdre O’Dare

I was one of those weird kids who mostly liked school although I resented having to be indoors since I was a tomboy ranch girl and loved to be out with my horses. Books were always my fave thing but it was neat to have a new lunch box and some clean new pencils, crayons etc. We didn't use backpacks back in my day (soooo long ago!)

This year I am not quite going back to school, but will be off to do some different  learning since I will be working as a helper in a sled dog kennel in Alaska for at least 2-3 months beginning in mid September. Supplies? Boots, parka, lots of warm stuff to keep a desert rat from freezing her tush off! A big challenge but also fun. 

Meanwhile I hope readers will keep following Deirdre O'Dare at JMS Books, Changeling and Loose Id where new and reissued spicy tales will be coming out every month or two! I will probably be home for Yuletide. 

From Franny Armstrong:

My favorite supplies were the new binders filled with paper. I loved to write, and had many a doodle added. They have a smell to them that brings back memories.

From llaph:

This was the first memory I thought of and it is from back when I was in elementary school long ago, you know back when a parent didn’t have to purchase school supplies for their kids. Each year we got a box of crayons. They were made by Crayola so they had that distinctive color/design of green and yellow on a flat box, which was a long box, the crayons were fatter, and there were 16 of them I believe. They were all of the primary colors plus a few extra. I loved getting that new box and just admiring how pretty they were. Especially at the beginning of the year when they were fresh, still had their points, and were one color and didn’t have flecks of the other colors they picked up throughout the year. You know those multi-colored flecks that happened when the crayons were taken out, put back, and were jumbled about in their box.

Each year I promised myself that I would take extra special care to not get those flecks and take good care of my crayons ... then at the end of the year I had practical stubs that were so pock marked with other colors it was almost difficult to see what the actual color of the crayon was. I still loved them and at the end of the year when I took the box home I used those crayons up during the summer until school started and I got a new set.

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 a prize. But more importantly, let's keep the GoSip Going! Here next month's question:

What book(s) did you read this summer that just won't let go of you?

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September 27th

Audiobooks with ACX: Sounds Fantastic! - Claire Gem

This step-by-step tutorial will show authors how to produce their work into audiobooks with ACX (an Amazon company), all at NO up-front cost to the author. Taught by a multi-published author who's done it multiple times.

People’s lives get busier every day, which means less and less free time to read. I got hooked on audiobooks three years ago, turning my commute every day into precious reading time.

Producing audiobooks has never been easier than with ACX, an Amazon company. This step-by-step presentation will take you from start to finish on how to turn your book into a recorded masterpiece. And all at NO up-front cost to the author.

September 29 - October 2nd

Grab 'em Quick - Kathryn J. Bain

A bad first line is like a dead worm - it's not going to catch any attention. In this workshop, we will analyze some first sentences to see what some of the biggies have used and why they worked. Then you'll get a chance to have your first line critiqued to make it the best hook possible.

 

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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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AC Katt Danica St. Como Julia Talbot N.J. Walters Tess Morrison
Alanna Lucas Debbie Peterson Justus Roux Nadine Christian Theresa Scott
Alexa Bourne Debora Dennis Kaitlin Maitland Nancy Haddock Therese Kinkaide
Alexandra O'Hurley Debra Doggett Karen Michelle Nutt Natalie Alder Tmonique Stephens
Alice Abel Kemp Deirdre O'Dare Karen Stivali Natalie-Nicole Bates Tory Richards
Alicia Dean Densie Webb Kathleen Rowland Opal Carew Tracy Goodwin
Amelia R. Murray Denysé Bridger Kaye Spencer Pamela Labud Vicki Batman
Amy Rose Bennett Donna Gallagher Kayelle Allen Peggy Jaeger Zara West
Andrea Downing Donna Michaels Kelley Heckart P.H. Turner Zenobia Renquist
Anita Kidesu Doralynn Kennedy Kelly McDonough P.L. Parker  
Anju Gattani Elena Kincaid Kerry Adrienne Piper Denna  
Anna Chaput Ellie Gray Kim Knight R.L. Merrill  
Anna Durand Elyzabeth M. VaLey Kira Hillins Rebecca Heflin  
Anna J Stewart
Ericka Scott Kristina Mathews Rebecca E. Neely  
Anne Hope Erin Bevan Laura Strickland Rae Lori  
Annette Mardis Fran McNabb Laura Tolomei Rae Monet  
April Hollingworth Franny Armstrong Lauren Linwood Regina Andrews  
BA Tortuga Gen Bailey Lauren Clark Regina Paul  
Bev Haynes Gina Gordon Michelle L. Levigne Rhonda Lee Carver  
Billi Jean Gwynn Morgan Lex Valentine Robin Renee Ray  
Brenda Sparks Isla Grey Libby Waterford Rosalie Stanton  
Brenda Whiteside J.C. McKenzie Lily Graison Roseanne Dowell  
C. J. Starr Jackie M. Smith Linda Bradley Roz Lee  
Candy Caine Jackie Weger Linda Hadaway Ruth Ann Nordin  
Carole Ann Moleti James L. Hatch Linda Lattimer Ryssa Edwards  
Casey Clipper Jami Brumfield Linda Nightingale S. Carman Knight  
Cassandra Carr Jana Richards Lisa Marie Wilkinson Sabrina York  
Cassandra L Shaw Jane O'Roarke London Saint James SaBrowny Rae  
Cassiel Knight Jane Toombs Lola Karns Sasha Cottman  
Cat Adams Jay Brenner Lori Derby Bingley Scarlet Hunter  
Catherine Chernow Jennifer James Lori M Jones Shannyn Schroeder  
Cecilia Dominic Jennifer Kacey Louisa Bacio Shannan Albright  
Charmaine Pauls Jennifer Mueller Lynn Lorenz Shauna Aura Knight  
Chanta Rand Jennifer Robins Mandy Rosko Shiela Stewart  
Charity Parkerson Jenny Penn Margie Church Shoshanna Evers  
Christina Quinn Jessica Jefferson Mary Alford Sibel Hodge  
Claire Gem Jewel Adams Mary Carter Sloan McBride  
Claudia Shelton Jill Hughey Mary Martinez Sophia Kimble  
Collette Cameron Jill Jaynes Meg Mims Sue McConnell  
Cristal Ryder Joyce Proell Miss Mae Talia R. Blackwood  
D.J. Gross Judy Baker Moira Keith Tambra Nicole Kendall  
DW Adler Julia Bade Morgan Kearns Tara Fox Hall  
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