TJ Bennett announces that the non-fiction project she co-authored in 2011 with Lewis Senior and Laura Senior Garcia has a website – www.readourbooktoday.com – as a pre-launch to the official publication of At the End of the Day on June 8th, 2012. At the End of the Day is an inspirational memoir about transformational change. The book was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s non-fiction/memoir category.
TJ is also celebrating the release of her second foreign translation of The Legacy, her historical romance debut novel, this time in Spanish (the first one was in French). Titled El Legado de Amor, the book is available stateside on B&N’s Nook and most other e-platforms except Kindle (due to the distributor’s recent spat with Amazon over contract terms), and is also available in a beautiful trade paperback edition in print. The book received a very good review in a Spanish-language magazine.
Cheryl Bolen is pleased to announce her mid-March release, His Lordship’s Vow, made it to Number 6 in Hot New Releases at Amazon, Regency romance category, and also to Number 38 overall Regency its first week out. It’s a short, G-rated traditional Regency available in all ebook formats for $.99. Speaking of G-rated, she just received her copyedits of her October Love Inspired Historical, Marriage of Inconvenience, along with the sweetest letter from her editor, senior editor Tina James, thanking Cheryl for writing a “wonderful story” with characters readers would love. Cheryl said in her ten previous sales to New York publishers, none of her editors ever sent a gushing fan letter before!
Karen Sue Burns is thrilled to announce the June 4 release of her first romantic suspense novel, In Hot Pursuit, by Crimson Romance, the romance imprint of Adams Media. Finally selling after ten years of writing is a dream come true. Although she will admit that cutting nearly 23,000 words from her baby, to fit the publisher guidelines, was initially a challenge yet ended up being a worthwhile writing experience.
Delphine Dryden is thrilled to announce that Ellora’s Cave will be re-releasing an expanded version of her previously self-published novella, Love With a Chance of Zombies, on March 28, 2012. Life-or-death love in the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse! In other news, Carina Press will release Del’s BDSM nerdmance, The Theory of Attraction, in July 2012. For this hero, love may actually be rocket science.
June Faver published her 7th and 8th novels and enrolled them in the KDP select program. On Ice and Bad Medicine are both romantic thrillers published under J.D. Faver.
Deeanne Gist’s Love on the Line is a finalist for the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
West Houston RWA member Gerri Hanten (writing as Rae Renzi) has won the 2012 EPIC award in Contemporary Romance for her adventure-romance novel, RiverTime, published by Carina Press.
C.C. Hunter’s Born at Midnight, the first book in her Shadow Falls series, finaled in the Gayle Wilson Award.
April will be a busy month for Lynn Lorenz. First, the release of Tor, book one of her new series WereWolf Fight League, published by Loose Id. Second, Charlie’s Mission, from Amber Quill Press, will be released April 3rd. Both are gay erotic romance. Lynn is also attending the Romantic Times convention in Chicago and will be featured on three panels and at a reader’s workshop called Pimp Your Badge where she and ten other authors are offering all sorts of bling to make attendees’ badges sparkle and shine!
JoAnn Robisheaux (writing as Claire Sanders) is excited to announce the release of her second novella for Barbour Books. “New Garden’s Inspiration” will appear in The Quakers of New Garden and will be available at all the regular book sellers.
Kim Ungar, writing as Lily Dalton, has sold three Victorian era romances to Grand Central/Forever. The first in the series, A Rogue No More, will release in the Fall/Winter of 2013.
Linda Warren is excited to announce that her book The Texan’s Bride is a finalist for the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in Contemporary Romance.
And congrats to all of our Rita and Golden Heart Finalists!
Lara Chapman is a Rita finalist in the Young Adult Romance category for Flawless.
Vicky Dreiling is a Rita finalist in the Best First Book category for How to Marry a Duke. Vicky also double-finaled in the Regency Historical Romance category for How to Marry a Duke and How to Seduce a Scoundrel.
Deeanne Gist is a Rita finalist in the Inspirational Romance category for Love on the Line.
Kay Hudson is a Golden Heart finalist in the Paranormal Romance category for “Bathtub Jinn.”
Jan Nash is a Golden Heart finalist in the Inspirational Romance category for “Powerless Consent.”
Amanda Stevens is a Rita finalist in the Paranormal Romance category for The Restorer.
Linda Warren is a Rita finalist in the Contemporary Series Romance category for The Texan’s Bride.