Once Upon A Romance

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MY BOOKSTORE AND MORE online bookstore is giving 20% off Vijaya's e-book contemporary romantic suspense novellas. That makes each ebook only $2.80. This is your chance to try my stories for close to nothing. You can't go wrong. Hurry to their site and when ordering give them the coupon code "shinynew" to get the discount. Here is the link for each book:



Hope you take advantage of this incredible opportunity.

Wishing you a fantastic spring season
Vijaya Schartz
Romance with a kick

Posted 3-24

Don't forget, we are still taking preorders for the PRINT VERSION of THE MATRIX OF DESTINY TALES. Link, in case you need it: officialdarajoy.com/MarketPlace/marketplace.html

Thanks again and have a great week!


Posted 3-24

Hey friends,

The next book in the Colby Agency's tenth anniversary year is out today! Buy your copy before they're all gone and go to my website, www.debrawebb.com, and let me know! In two weeks I will select ten lucky commenters to receive a signed copy of both COLBY JUSTICE and last month's COLBY LOCKDOWN! Also, your name will be entered into a special drawing to receive an advance copy of each Colby book coming the rest of this year!

Debra Webb

Posted 3-17

New anthology available now: Fresh Kills
Fresh Kills, a collection of original short stories by the authors of the popular literary blog The Kill Zone is now available.

My story is "Blood Remains," in which a victim of childhood abuse returns home after many years only to discover that while memories fade, blood remains.

Fresh Kills also features stories by bestselling authors Michelle Gagnon, John Gilstrap, John Ramsey Miller, James Scott Bell, Joe Moore, and Clare Langley-Hawthorne. These killer tales vary from the paranormal to the chilling to the just plain scary. Each delivers a finely crafted tale that will keep you clicking through the pages. Download to your Kindle or PC from Amazon today, or to your laptop or device from Smashwords, Scribd, and other online locations.

Other News
If you're coming to Left Coast Crime in Los Angeles, I'll be sharing my experience writing Young Adult detective novels, including my history with Nancy Drew.

I'll also be appearing at the Literary Orange at UC Irvine, on April 10th, on a panel about Cozy Mysteries.

Redesigned Website
While you're surfing the web, stop by and see my redesigned website.

Thanks for reading,

Posted 3-10

Hi again!

The cover for my next release, I Dream of Genies, is now posted on my blog:www.JudiFennell.wordpress.com

The incomparable artist, Anne Cain, who did the Mer book covers also did this one and I'm hoping she'll be on board for the rest of the series. This book releases in January of 2011, so we have a while to go yet, but I'm so thrilled with the cover I just had to put it out there.

Here's a little bit about this story:
When Eden, a genie sentenced to her bottle for killing her previous master, suddenly finds herself freed 1400 years early, she knows it’s only a matter of time before Faruq, vizier to the High Master, tracks her down. Being magical, that shouldn’t be a problem, however, she A) lost her bottle and whoever controls that control her, B) wears the gold bracelets that act like homing devices, letting Faruq easily know exactly where she is and C) has lost her ability to perform magic so now things start happening and appearing when they shouldn’t.

Matt Ewing, rescuer extraordinaire of lost cats and damsels in distress, offers to help her out—until she ruins his business, steals his cat, and puts him at the mercy of spurned-suitor Faruq.

Throw in a cat with an agenda, and a chase through the magical city in the Sahara, and Eden and Matt must outwit Faruq to escape with their freedom, their lives, and their love.


Posted 3-10

Dear Readers,
I have a late-winter treat (a sneak peek!), and event news to share—

Proper Victorian Miss Seeks Lovemaking Tutor
My newest Harlequin Blaze Historical, The Tutor, hits shelves this July. In anticipation, I have posted an exclusive Sneak Peek of this "Men of Roxbury House" trilogy spin-off. Set in Victorian Scotland, The Tutor stars Bea Lindsey, who has matured since her appearance in Untamed as Lady Kate's bratty younger sister. Bea asks Ralph Sylvester, her brother-in-law’s handsome, enigmatic valet for the most outlandish lesson—to tutor her in the art of lovemaking. Check out the Sneak Peek for a snippet of the seduction, and stay tuned to www.HopeTarr.com for a longer excerpt in Spring.

You'll be able to pre-order soon and of course The Tutor will be available a month early exclusively on e-Harlequin.com. Stay tuned for details and book news.

Affairs to Remember
On Saturday April 10th at the Empire State Book Festival, in Albany, NY, I will be taking part in a panel discussion about the romance genre and signing copies of my books. I'd love to see you there! The details for these events and more are available on my Media & Events page.

Lady Jane's Salon—New York's first (and so far only) monthly reading series devoted to romance fiction—takes place the first Monday of the month, 7:00-9:00 PM at Madame X at 94 W Houston Street in Manhattan. I won't be reading from The Tutor until July 5th (mark your calendars!), but until then, please come out for our amazing lineup of top-notch authors.

Looking Forward
I will be contributing a paranormal novella in A Harlequin Christmas Carol, a Victorian Christmas anthology, alongside works by fabulous fellow authors Betina Krahn and Jacquie D'Alessandro. Though the release date is months away (November 2010), it's never too early for visions of sugarplums and holiday spice!

I wish you all sunny and early springtime weather, and lots of lovely outdoor reading!

Hope Tarr

Posted 3-3


I just posted the 3rd chapter of my FREE online novella, A DUKE FOR ALL SEASONS. Last month, the vote was so close about whether or not Arabella should accept Sebastian's terms and become his mistress. Hope you enjoy her decision! Be sure to vote for how the story should continue and you'll be entered for the $100 bookstore gift card. The drawing will be held March 31st!


Posted 3-1

An Improper Lover, a Regency novella by Maggi Andersen is being released this month by Eternal Press...

When Lady Harriett Edgerton falls in love with the wrong man, Gerard, Earl of Foxworth, she decides to seduce him and have one night of passion before becoming an old maid with a scandalous past.


Posted 3-1

Dear Friends:

Spring can’t come too soon as far as I’m concerned. It’s been a cold winter in South Florida. Hopefully the warmer weather will bring renewed energy and a better outlook for the publishing industry.

SILVER SERENADE is ready to roll with a July 16, 2010 release from The Wild Rose Press. I just love the cover. It's perfect for the story. I really hope you’ll join Silver and Jace on their adventures.

Meanwhile, I’m having my first three futuristic romances, the Light-Years Trilogy, put into eBook format by Belgrave House, so soon you’ll be able to download Circle of Light, Moonlight Rhapsody, and Starlight Child for your reading pleasure. Print versions are available at iUniverse.com or through major online bookstores.

As for my mysteries, my agent is still marketing the tenth Marla Shore novel and my new mystery series proposal. All of my Bad Hair Day series are still available in print format and in eBook format at www.eReads.com.

If you're a social networker, follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nancyjcohen or Tweet me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/nancyjcohen. I'm also on Authors Den, Filedby, and other sites.

To gear up for the release of SILVER SERENADE, I'll be running several contests from now through July. Newsletter subscribers have a chance to win a bonus prize. Please see the details on my website at nancyjcohen.com .

March 19-20, 2010, Lake County Reading Festival, http://www.mylakelibrary.org

March 19, Friday, 6:30pm, Author Reception,, Leesburg Library, 100 E. Main St., Leesburg, FL 34748. 352-728 -9790 March 20, Saturday, 9:00-10:30am, "How to Get Published: The Business of Writing" with Nancy J. Cohen, Leesburg Library, 100 E. Main Street, Leesburg, FL 34748. 352-728-9790

March 20, Saturday, 2:00-3:30pm, "Murder, Love, and Laughter” with Mark Schweizer, Delores Wilson, Elaine Viets, and Nancy J. Cohen. Leesburg Library, 100 E. Main Street, Leesburg, FL 34748. 352-728-9790.

April 8, Thursday, 11:00-12:00 noon, "Florida and the Mystery Novel” panel with Nancy J. Cohen, James O. Born, Sharon Potts, Deborah Sharp, Julie Compton, and Neil Plakcy. Florida Library Association Annual Conference, Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819. 407-996-9700. http://www.flalib.org/conference_2010.php

Keep watch on my website for more dates.

Wishing you warm weather and Spring flowers!


Posted 3-1

Gentle Reader,

Huzzah! The cover of my August 2010 book, Wicked Intentions (www.elizabethhoyt.com/books/wickedintentions.php), is up on my website! Check it out and be sure and mouse over it to see the lovely stepback as well. And while you're at my website, do go to the Extras page (www.elizabethhoyt.com/extras/index.php) to see a new feature: Book of the Month. (www.elizabethhoyt.com/extras/bookmonth.php) These are books I’ve personally read and enjoyed. This month’s pick is Laura Kinsale’s Lessons in French, which has a lovely P.G. Wodehouse-ian feel about it in parts. Lessons in French is also one of the three books I'm giving away on my website contest. www.elizabethhoyt.com/contests.php


Appearances 2010
April 23-24
Spring Fling Writers' Conference Deerfield, IL

July 9-11
RomCon Denver, CO

July 28-31
RWA Annual Conference Nashville, TN


Don’t forget to enter my Contest especially for Newsletter Subscribers! www.elizabethhoyt.com/newscontest.php

"A woman abroad in St. Giles at midnight was either very foolish or very desperate. Or, as in her own case, Temperance Dews reflected wryly, a combination of both.…"   Read more from Wicked Intentions! www.elizabethhoyt.com/books/wickedintentions.php

Elizabeth Hoyt

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