THE SWEETHEART MYSTERY
by Cheryl Ann Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 11/14/2017
Harper Jane Evans is so over pro
cheerleading but she’s not quite ready for prison. Good thing she’s
got a badass ex-boyfriend ready to go to bat for her.
Sure, Harper made a few unsavory threats
against her team’s manager—she’d had a few drinks and she
despised the skimpy uniform he expected her to wear. That didn’t
mean she wanted him dead. But when the sleazy dude is found murdered
in his tighty whiteys, Harper is the number one suspect—and former
FBI agent Noah Slade is the one man who can help. Too bad she once
told Noah she never wanted to see him again.
Noah may have done a number on Harper’s heart
all those years ago, but he’s determined to do right by her now.
Yet the fiery beauty isn’t the only demon from his past, which
makes hunting down a murderer by her side . . . complicated—never
mind the powerful attraction still pulsing between them. Good thing
he’s willing to do just about anything to keep from losing Harper
again. And an old love just might bring her a new career—assuming
she can stay out of jail.
Cheryl Ann Smith became hooked
on romance at age fourteen when she stayed up all night to read The
Flame and The Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Her own writing journey
happened much later, when one afternoon she ran out of books and
decided to write her own. Previously, she has published five sexy
Regency novels and one novella with Berkley in her School for Brides
by Kate Clayborn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 10/31/2017
When three friends impulsively buy a
lottery ticket, they never suspect the many ways their lives will
change—or that for each of them, love will be the biggest win of
Kit Averin is anything but a gambler. A
scientist with a quiet, steady job at a university, Kit’s focus has
always been maintaining the acceptable status quo. Being a sudden
millionaire doesn’t change that, with one exception: the
fixer-upper she plans to buy, her first and only real home. It’s
more than enough to keep her busy, until an unsettlingly handsome,
charming, and determined corporate recruiter shows up in her lab—and
manages to work his way into her heart . . .
Ben Tucker is surprised to find that the
scientist he wants for Beaumont Materials is a young woman—and a
beautiful, sharp-witted one at that. Talking her into a big-money
position with his firm is harder than he expects, but he’s willing
to put in the time, especially when sticking around for the summer
gives him a chance to reconnect with his dad. But the longer he
stays, the more questions he has about his own future—and who might
be in it.
What begins as a chilly rebuff soon heats up
into an attraction neither Kit nor Ben can deny—and finding
themselves lucky in love might just be priceless . . .
Kate Clayborn lives in Virginia,
where she’s lucky enough to spend her days reading and talking about
all kinds of great books. At home she’s either writing, thinking
about writing, or–during long walks around her fabulous
neighborhood—making her handsome husband and sweet-faced dog listen
to her talk about writing.
by A.S. Fenichel
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 9/26/2017
An unexpected promise . . . an
An accomplished musician, Dorothea
Flammel has refused more proposals than any London debutante; her
only true love is her music. Dory’s shimmering talent and beauty
have long been adored from afar by Thomas Wheel, an untitled
gentleman who can only dream of asking for the hand of a nobleman’s
daughter. But when her father, the insolvent Lord Flammel, arranges
for Dory to marry a lecherous Earl in order to pay off a debt, she
runs to Thomas—and proposes marriage to him.
Eloping to Scotland saves Dory from a
disastrous fate, but what is for her a mere marriage of convenience
proves more passionate—and more complex—than either imagined as
rumors, scandal, and buried emotions come to light. And when a
vengeful challenge from a drunken and embittered Lord Flammel puts
Thomas’s life on the line, will the fragile trust between husband
and wife be enough to save them both?
A.S. Fenichel adores writing
stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little
mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect
escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all
night to finish a good story. Originally from New York, she grew up
in New Jersey. She now lives in the southwest with her real life
hero, her wonderful husband. When she is not reading or writing she
enjoys cooking, travel, history and puttering in her garden.
by Crystal B. Bright
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 10/17/2017
Back on top . . .
R&B singer Chantel Evans had it
all, until the Princess of Love Ballads lost everything. First, a
very public betrayal by her lover and the death of her mother lead to
a career-ending mental breakdown. Then, at the same time, her
attorney makes off with all her hard-earned fortune. The only chance
she has of resurrecting her career is in the recording studio her
mother left in her name . . .
When struggling country star Truman
Woodley has his recording duet with a sultry young singer fall flat
at Chantel’s studio, Chantel is faced with a rare second
chance—until Truman’s vindictive ex-girlfriend turns the pair’s
sparkling debut into grounds for a custody battle over their son. But
Chantel has discovered more than sweet vocal harmony with Truman.
She’s found something worth fighting for. And when Truman surprises
her with a kiss after a live television performance, the whole world
will find out just what it takes to be crazy in love . . .
Crystal Bright graduated with a
B.A. from Old Dominion University with a major in Creative Writing, a
minor in Communications, and an emphasis on Public Relations. She
earned her M.A. from Seton Hill University in Writing Popular
Fiction. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Chesapeake
by Kym Roberts
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pub Date: 10/10/2017
Charli Rae Warren doesn’t plan on
striking it rich as the owner of an independent bookstore in Hazel
Rock, Texas—especially one with a pink armadillo as its mascot. But
when an ingenious advertising campaign puts her business on the map,
it ropes in some deadly publicity . . .
Charli can’t believe writer Lucy Barton has agreed to promote her latest
Midnight Poet Society novel at The Book Barn Princess—or that
there’s only a week-and-a-half to prepare for the signing. It’s
all because of The Book Seekers, a smartphone app created by her
cousin Jamal exclusively for Charli’s bookstore, which sends fans
on a virtual scavenger hunt around town for a chance to meet the
bestselling author. But as soon as it goes live, people turn up dead
. . .
Someone’s using The Book Seekers to track victims and copycat the fictional Midnight
Poet Society homicides, and horrified locals suspect Jamal could be
the mastermind behind the crimes. While Charli readies the Barn for a
stampede of new customers, it’ll take true grit to shelve the
culprit before her brainy cousin gets locked behind bars, Ms. Barton
backs out of the visit, and she finds herself up a creek—with a
serial killer holding the paddle!
Three career paths resonated for Kym
Roberts during her early childhood: detective, investigative
reporter, and . . .nun. Being a nun, however, dropped by the wayside
when she became aware of boys—they were the spice of life she
couldn’t deny. In high school her path was forged when she took her
first job at a dry cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the
lone female police officer in patrol. From that point on there was no
stopping Kym’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement. Kym followed
her dream and became a detective who fulfilled her desire to be an
investigative reporter, with one extra perk—a badge. Promoted to
sergeant, Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She retired
from the job reluctantly when her husband dragged her kicking and
screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her name,
at least in her head. Visit her on the web at kymroberts.com.
by Alana Delacroix
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pub Date: 8/8/2017
A MAN WHO CAN WEAR ANY FACE
Caro Yeats doesn’t run from much. As a former investigative reporter now
working PR for Toronto’s supernaturals, what she hasn’t seen
mostly isn’t worth seeing. But the assignment to “rebrand” Eric
Kelton’s out-of-control alter egos has her on edge from the start.
Kelton is the heirarch of the Masquerada, beings able to change their
face—their entire persona—on a whim. Eric’s charisma muddles
her instincts. How can she trust a man who can become anybody?
A WOMAN WITHOUT A PAST
Eric ?.has never met anyone like Caro, with her lightning wit and uncanny
insight. But desirable as she is, he’d be a fool to let her near.
Struggling to hide the sudden loss of his powers, Eric can’t risk
becoming entangled with a woman who scorns her supernatural side and
claims not to play politics. The enemies on her trail are strong,
clever, and vicious. And when they force Eric and Caro together, the
fallout could shatter far more than two hearts . . .
Alana Delacroix lives
in a little house filled with books in Toronto, Canada. She loves
exploring the city, on the hunt for both the perfect coffeeshop as
well as ideal locations to set her paranormal romances. A member of
RWA, Alana worked as an archaeologist before forging a slightly more
stable career in corporate communications. You can follow her at
by Lynne Connolly
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 8/22/2017
Scandal is his chosen path—until this infamous Shaw surrenders to love . . .
When Lady Charlotte Engles receives an
offer of marriage from an eligible suitor, she’s finally ready to
let go of her long-held hope that her engagement to Lord Valentinian
Shaw will result in marriage. For despite the betrothal their
families made between them, Val shows no interest in leaving his
reckless life behind in favor of one with Charlotte. But when her
plea to end their arrangement ends in a heated embrace, suddenly Val
seems reluctant to let her go . . .
The last thing Val wants is a wife,
despite how desirous his lovely bride-to-be has become. But when he
discovers sweet Charlotte is planning to marry a dastardly man, he
feels duty bound to keep her safe, even if that means making good on
his marriage pledge. Then Charlotte is taken hostage by her dangerous
suitor and suddenly Val is ready to risk everything for the woman who
has won his heart ..
Lynne Connolly was born in Leicester,
England, and lived in her family’s cobbler’s shop with her
parents and sister. She loves all periods of history, but her
favorites are the Tudor and Georgian eras. She loves doing research
and creating a credible story with people who lived in past ages. In
addition to her Emperors of London series and The Shaws series, she
writes several historical, contemporary and paranormal romance