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Last month winners...

  • Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin by Sophie Jordan - Cindy, ML, Denise, Shruti, Suzanne
  • Onhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian - Rachel
  • A Ghostly Demise by Tony Kappes - Yary, Krissy, and LIsa
  • Sandra Hill's first 3 books in the series, Kiss of Pride, Kiss of Surrender, and Kiss of Temptation
  • LS Kilroy's awards a charming antique brass Victorian key necklace to Cheri

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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.

  • 14th - Pamela Du Mond

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.

Cicely, Queen of Snow and Ice, is slowly getting used to her new role in life. The Vampiric Fae have been conquered and Myst is gone, but now something new is unsettling her kingdom. A ship sails across the Crashing Sea from the Golden Isle with new members for her kingdom, but all of the Sidhe aboard are missing. And the Wilding Fae are appealing to the Fae Queen. Several of their members have vanished, and a large shadowy wolf has been seen on the outskirts of their village. It seems Fenrick, a wolf-shifter and priest of Hel, the frozen goddess of the underworld, is on the loose, trying to usurp control of the Realm of Snow and Ice. Now, Cicely and her friends must face down the monster before he can marshal the ice giants, and destroy the new Queen and her rule.

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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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Chatters Group (Yahoo)
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  • 18th - Fall back to School event 2-4 pm EST

Mocha Milieu
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  • 18th - Night of the Walking Dead Chat with Author Debra Doggett from 7:00-9:00pm EST in the FB Mocha Milieu Event Room.

Forum Events
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  • 12 - Fall Fun Chat with Author Regina Paul from 2:00pm-4:00pm in her Promo Party Room on the Coffee Time Romance Forum
  • 26 - Fall Gala Party with HeartFelt Promos Authors from 10:00am-midnight EST in the Latte Lounge on the Coffee Time Romance Forum

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...

12th
  • Elena Kincaid
  • Muffy Wilson
  • Dena Garson Giveaway: 2 original drawings, 1 for autographed copy of Risky Business + bonus novella Down To Business  - swag items - 1 beaded bookmark
19th
  • TK Lawyer
  • Cate Masters Giveaway: ebook copy of The Griffin’s Secret
  • Angela Aaron Giveaway: audio copy of The Guardian
26th
  • Amy Quinton Giveaway: 2 $10 Amazon Gift Card + 2 ebook copy of What the Duke Wants
  • Lynn Lovegreen
  • Susan Carman Knight

Coffee Thoughts, the Book Blog Click here

1 CTRR Awards
2 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Donna Del Oro
4 Coffee, Books and a Blog with Liana Brooks
5 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Meredith Duran
7 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Imbra Kasch
8 Claudine's Sweet Treats - New Book Release News
10 Coffee, Books and a Blog with Ember Leigh
11 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Tarah Scott
12 Moonbeams of Unintended Consequences and The Para-Portage of Emily
13 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Author Literotica
14 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Muffy Wilson
15 Claudine's Sweet Treats - New Book Release News
17 Totally E-Twined
18 Coffee, Books and a Blog with Shona Husk
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 Sunday, Sept 20th.

21 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Zenobia Renquist
22 Claudine's Sweet Treats - New Book Release News
23 A Seal’s Temptation by Tawny Weber
24 A Wanted Man by Jennifer Morey
25 Switchback by Catherine Anderson
28 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Tarah Scott
29 Claudine's Sweet Treats - New Book Release News
30 Author Spotlight: Love and a Family

September is Love and a Family month at Coffee Time Romance. Wednesday, 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. 

 

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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

Here are our guests for the month:

  • 15 - Heather Massey's Steampunk Cafe'

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Interviews - Click here

  • Codee Shaner Burba
  • Kishan Paul
  • Sara Goff
  • Joyce Proell
  • Michelle Roth

Contests

We have some great contests in September. 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 this month...

  • Nancy Haddock is giving away two copies of her new release, Basket Case.
  • A paperback copy of Champagne and Chocolate, Historical Western, sensual romance - plus a pair of handcrafted earrings (silver) from Denyse' Bridger
  • Laurie Olerich has 2 signed print copies of Primani and 2 copies of The Lost Soul Trilogy.
  • 3 copies Bring me Luck from author, Julie Lence.
  • David Burnett has a $25 gift card from Amazon for one lucky winner.
  • Win a Fall themed catbed and an Amazon gift card from Tara Fox Hall

Congratulations to August's winners -

  • A Might Good Man by Rebecca E. Neely - Danyelle
  • Dancing around the Truth by Alanna Lucas - Mary
  • eBook of Weston University Novella Series by Libby Waterford - Jana
  • eBook of Bone of My Bones by Debra Doggett - clynsg
  • $20 Amazon GC from Charlene Groome - Jeanette
  • Signed Paperback of Taken Love by Casey Clipper - Jackie

 

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Extra Tip: Try phrasing a question as your hook, it will make potential readers curious to know more! 

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Coffee Crew

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:

  • Erin - 7 years
  • Franny - 2 years
  • Maura - 9 years
  • Matilda - 10 years

Featured Authors, click here

  • Amy Rose Bennett
  • Jay Brenner
  • Sharon Buchbinder
  • Shana Figueroa
  • Anya Howard
  • Jean Joachim
  • Cassiel Knight
  • Carole Ann Moleti
  • Lori Power
  • DB Reynolds
  • Helen R Rosburg
  • CJ Thomas

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

Party / Chat Events in the Latte Lounge:

  • 12 - Fall Fun Chat with Author Regina Paul from 2:00pm-4:00pm in her Promo Party Room on the Coffee Time Romance Forum
  • 26 - Fall Gala Party with HeartFelt Promos Authors from from 10:00am-midnight EST in the Latte Lounge on the Coffee Time Romance Forum

Writing Seminar - Click here

From Baby Book to Bestseller: The Steps to Success - Erica Ridley

September 7-25

Your book is out there in the world... So how do you get people to buy it? No more guesswork! Here's the insider info you need.

This seminar will not only break down the wheres and whys and whens of the promotional opportunities available to traditional and self-published authors, but also provide a practical, actionable, step-by-step checklist of what to do, and when.

Who doesn't love being able to cross to-do items off a list? If you've ever seen a bride's checklist of what to do before/after the wedding, you know how amazing it can be to have clear, concise information at your fingertips.

No budget? No problem! Although no one (short of Oprah) can personally guarantee any given book will become a bestseller, by following the steps outlined in this workshop, you'll be well on your way to launching your book down the path to success.

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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!

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

Ending Soon: Lizbeth Selvig is continuing to celebrate her brand new series "Seven Brides for Seven Cowboys" and the first book in the series, THE BRIDE WORE DENIM, another “Welcome to Paradise Ranch” goody basket is up for grabs at the end of August. Books and goodies, and silly swag, plus a wedding favor or two! Just "Like" her FB page or sign up for her newsletter to be eligible for the giveaway. 
Sign up for Eloisa James's newsletter to be automatically entered in her Loyal Reader Giveaway
Stop by Jennifer Bernard's Facebook page for weekly giveaways of signed books and more. 
Every Monday on Facebook, Katharine Ashe gives away signed books and more! Find her giveaways here.
Every week, Darcy Burke gives away a backlist title to a random commenter on her Facebook page. Winners are posted on Monday mornings.
Like and follow Toni Blake on Facebook for the opportunity to enter frequent and ongoing contests. 

JMS Books

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.

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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.

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TO SUBMIT:

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com 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.

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Questions can be directed to submissions@jms-books.com.

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.
www.kellanpublishing.com

Steam Romance

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.

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

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