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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.
- 5th - Lee Wolf and "Romance Is for Other People"
- 19th - Steve Turnbull and "Broken Vows."
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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Whisper Hollow, where spirits walk among the living, and the lake never gives up her dead...
Fifteen years ago, I ran away from Whisper Hollow, Washington, a small town on the Olympic Peninsula. But truth is, if you were born here, you can never really leave. I'm Kerris Fellwater and when I returned, I not only inherited my grandmother's house, but her gift. Like her, I must take on the job of spirit shaman. It's my gift-and my curse-to drive the dead back to their graves, because around Whisper Hollow, people-and secrets-don't always stay buried.
A trunk hidden in the attic throws my life into chaos. My mother vanished when I was little and I was told she ran away. But now it looks like she was murdered. With the help of Bryan-my mysterious and brooding neighbor-we begin to unravel the mystery of her disappearance, and in doing so, we unearth a dark force seeking to bury Whisper Hollow. Now, I must work with the dead, rather than against them, because our enemy will do whatever she can to destroy the town, and she means to start with me.
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- 6 - Harlequin Blaze Authors Katie Meyer and Teryn Leigh Taylor
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- 27- 11th Annual Halloween Bash with Special Guest, Yasmine Galenorn!
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- 9 - Chatting with Lily Harlem from 11:00am-1:00pm EST
- 14 - Inside the Cabottown Witches with Author Bruce Jenvey from 6:00pm-10:00pm EST
- 17 - Halloween Party with Author Regina Paul from 2:00pm-4:00pm EST
- 24 - Halloween Extravaganza with HeartFelt Promos from 10:00am-Midnight EST
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...
- Author Tory Richards
- Author Ute Carbone
- Author Jo Richardson
- Author Elizabeth Harmon
- Author Densie Webb - giveaway: 2 ebook and 2 paperback copies of You’ll Be Thinking of Me
- Author June Kramin - giveaway: print or e giveaway – book 1 or 2 in I Got Your Back, Hailey! series
- Author Winter Austin
- Author Annette Mardis - giveaway: free digital copies (any format) of Shore Feels Right, Book 2 in Annette Mardis’ Gulf Shore
- Author Laura Tolomei - giveaway: 1 ebook copy Bondage Slave For Hire and 1 ebook copy The Demon E26Waiter
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1 CTRR Awards
2 High Country Hideout
3 Christmas Undercover
5 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Ryan Ringbloom
6 Claudine's Sweet Treats
7 Coffee, Books and a Blog with Monica Corwin
8 The Professional
10 The Newest and Best in Romantic Sci-fi
13 Claudine's Sweet Treats
15 Coffee, Books and a Blog with Donna Figueroa
16 Dark Pursuit - $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!
17 Totally E-Twined
18 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Jessica Jefferson
19 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with JoAnne Myers
20 Claudine's Sweet Treats
21 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, October 21st.
22 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with The Book Mistress
27 Claudine's Sweet Treats
28 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with TBA The Book Mistress
29 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Liz Flaherty
30 Author Spotlight: Spooky Love
October is the month for things that go bump in the night, and Coffee Time Romance knows just which romances have the right kind of bump. Come on by for a little bit of spooky love on Friday, October 30. We have those heroes that will send the best kind of shiver through you on All Hallows Eve.
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:
- 8th - Revelry! A Vanishing Glow by Alexis Radcliff
- 9th - Revelry! Devices Brightly Shining by Shelley Adina
- 15th - Heather Massey's Steampunk Cafe'
- 27th - Release Party! The Devious Dr Jekyll by Viola Carr
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- The Kraken's Mirror (The Kraken's Caribbean Book 1) by Maureen Betita
- A Caribbean Spell by Maureen Betita
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- J. Arlene Culiner
- Joe Cosentino
- Jessica James
- Petie McCarty
- F.R. Southerland
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Here is what you can look forward to this month...
- Annette Mardis - 2 digital copies of Shore to Please, Gulf Shore Book 3
- Lori M. Jones - $15 Amazon gift card
- Kelly Moran - ebook of all 3 Phantoms books
- 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
Congratulations to September's winners -
- Nancy Haddock is giving away two copies of her new release, Basket Case - Vicki
- A paperback copy of Champagne and Chocolate, Historical Western, sensual romance - plus a pair of handcrafted earrings (silver) from Denyse' Bridger - Mary
- Laurie Olerich has 2 signed print copies of Primani and 2 copies of The Lost Soul Trilogy. - Rose
- 3 copies Bring me Luck from author, Julie Lence. - Jess, Christine, Elaine
- David Burnett has a $25 gift card from Amazon for one lucky winner. - Deborah
- Win a Fall themed catbed and an Amazon gift card from Tara Fox Hall - Joy
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Say Hello to our newest authors who have made their group home with us:
Drew Mathews lost her husband months after purchasing their dream home in Wisconsin. Now her deceased spouse haunts the property and she finds comfort in his unearthly presence. Before long, his best friend, Dominic, reveals her late husband's dark secrets. Drew's crushed. She turns to Dominic and neighbors for support, and stumbles into a passionate love affair, and bizarre similarities restricted to the residents of Midnight Road. As mysteries unfold, inalterable conditions threaten her romantic relationship, her life, and possibly, the world.
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Coffee Time Recommended Reads
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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Publisher & Author News
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.
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|Romancing the Wine for Literacy: Join Lori Wilde and Lorraine Heath on Oct. 21 from 7-9 pm for a wine tasting/boooksigning at Corner Wines, Lakeside Market, 4017 Preston Rd., Plano, TX. Event cost is $12. A bookseller will be on hand to sell books. A portion of the proceeds from the event and book sales benefit the Richardson Adult Literacy Center.
|Gayle Callen and her alter ego Emma Cane will be signing books at the For Women Only Expo in Erie, PA on October 10-11. Details here.
|Do you live near Portland, OR? Avon Books is having a KissCon event with Powell’s Books on October 24. Participating authors are: Darcy Burke, Gayle Callen, Tessa Dare, Lisa Kleypas, Eva Leigh, Julie Anne Long, Julia Quinn, Candis Terry. Details for event registration are here.
|Pre-order THE EARL'S COMPLETE SURRENDER by Sophie Barnes and enter to win a $300 Bed & Breakfast Getaway. For more information please click here. Offer expires December 29th 2015.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS -- JMS BOOKS
"STOCKING STUFFERS" HOLIDAY SHORT STORIES
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.
2015 "STOCKING STUFFERS" HOLIDAY STORIES WANTED!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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
We are always looking for new and unpublished novels and novellas in many different genres.
We're also doing a call for submissions still. Details are here: http://steamromance.com/call-for-submissions/ . 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.
Also, we do have an open submission call right now for Amish Romances. Here is the direct link: http://www.vinspirepublishing.com/#!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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://www.bottomdrawerpublications.net/#!submissions/c1pz
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.