Vicky Dreiling won the HOLT medallion in the historical category with How to Marry a Duke. She also received an award of merit for best first book. How to Marry a Duke also finaled in the National Reader’s Choice Awards.
Deeanne Gist’s Love on the Line placed second in the Inspirational category in the 2012 New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot contest. Dee was also thrilled to find out that Love on the Line is a finalist in the Traditional category in the GDRWA Booksellers’ Best contest.
Judythe Hixson’s 2003 Emily winner, Alex, is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Createspace in print.
Kay Hudson’s light paranormal romance, Bathtub Jinn, is a finalist in the East Texas chapter’s Southern Heat contest.
Sophie Jordan has some happy news! In addition to re-signing with Avon for three more historical romances, she also sold another YA series! Here’s the deal announcement: NYT and USA Today bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s Uninvited, the first in a two-book series pitched as The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report; in which a teen’s perfect world unravels when mandatory genetic profiling reveals she’s a carrier for HTS (Homicidal Tendency Syndrome), otherwise known as the “kill gene” and she’s forced to question herself, her world and her love, to Kari Sutherland at Harper Teen, in a good deal, by Maura Kye-Casella of Don Congdon Associates.
Gay N. Lewis sold her first Inspirational book, Little Angel Screw Up. The publisher is Inspriational Romance. They are primarily E books, but Gay’s will also be in print.
Lynn Lorenz’s book The Rougaroux Social Club: Bayou Dreams has finaled in the FF&P’s Published Author Contest—The Prism—in the erotic category! She’s very excited and can’t wait until the winners are announced in July. Also, her eighth book in the Hearts of New Orleans series—novellas set in New Orleans before, during and after Hurricane Katrina—is out this week from Amber Quill Press. In June, Liquid Silver Books will release the second book in Lynn’s McCallan Legacy series, McCallan’s Heart. It’s about a small family of werewolves living in central Louisiana.
William Simon will be signing copies of the new anthology Thriller 3: Love is Murder from ITW and Mira, featuring his short story “Spider’s Tango”, at the June 9th meeting. William’s previously published novels include Spider’s Dance (featuring Nicholas White of “Spider’s Tango”, Sometimes, There Really *Are* Monsters Under The Bed, Street Heat, and Prodromos. )
Kerrelyn Sparks is thrilled that the tenth book in the Love at Stake series, Vampire Mine, has received an Award of Merit from the Holt contest. Kerrelyn will be appearing at the Boas and Tiaras event (proceeds go to Plano Family Literary) on June 9th. For more information, please check http://dfwtea.com/blog/. To see and hear Kerrelyn and Charlaine Harris discussing humor at C2E2 in Chicago, please visit Humor is No Joke:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uh93ABvjY8. More snippets from C2E2 are available on YouTube.
Linda Warren is happy to announce her book The Texan’s Bride is a finalist for the Bookseller’s Best Award and the Golden Quill Award.
Sandra Worth is pleased to report that the third book in her prize-winning Rose of York trilogy will soon be available as a $2.99 e-book to complete the series. For more information, please visit www.sandraworth.com