New & Noteworthy

January 2015

Night Hush

Leslie Jones

Night Hush
Released 1/2015
Witness Impulse

 

Calista Fox:  Has two new deals. First, a three-book deal with St. Martin's Press. The Burned Deep trilogy releases in print starting Sept. 1, 2015! Also, she just accepted a three-book deal with Grand Central Publishing!

Virginia Nelson: Was nominated at one of PRG's Best Reads of 2014!

Jenn Windrow: Her manuscript Struck By Eros placed first in the RWA Golden Pen contest!

 

December 2014

 

Christmas Party: No Roses, Beads or Quills Awarded

November 2014

Cover of Tara Taylor Quinn Child by ChanceTara Taylor Quinn

Child by Chance
Releases 12/1/2014
Harlequin Superromance

Memory's Edge by Bette McNicholas

Bette McNicolas

Memory's Edge
Chosen to be a part of a Civil War Box set by
Wild Rose Press

An Unlikely Rancher

Roz Denny Fox

An Unlikely Rancher
Releases February 2014
Harlequin Heartwarming

Cover of Lexi Post Cruise Into Eden

Lexi Post

Cruise Into Eden
Released 9/2014
Self-Published

Shapeshiters Library

Amber Polo

Reprinted
Book 4 of the Shapeshifter's Library
Released 10/8/14
Blue Merle Publishing

Texas Mom

Roz Denny Fox

Texas Mom
Releases January 2015
Harlequin American

Cover of Say Something Anthology

Morgan Kearns, V.S. Nelson, Deena Remiel, Kris Tualla, Angelica French, April London, Camelia Miron Skiba

Say Something
Releases 12/1/2014
Buildin' the Dream Author Collaboration

 

Christmas on Wherever Island

Amber Polo

Christmas on Wherever Island
Rereleased 8/2014
Self-published

 

Lexi Post: Her book, Masque, won The Passionate Plume contest for paranormal erotic romance, came in second in the Prism Awards for erotic paranormal and came in third in the Book Seller’s Best Awards for erotic romance.

Amber Polo: Her book, Heads in the Clouds, won in the Fiction - Romance Category for the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards and she's going to Albuquerque for the awards.

Robin Kramme: Her short play submission to the Arizona Women's Theatre Company has been selected by their judges for the Pandora festival of new works by AZ women playwrights.  She is joined by Bernadette LaMazza.

October 2014

Pamela Tracy's Holiday HomecomingPamela Tracy

Holiday Homecoming
Releases 11/2014
Harlequin Heartwarming

Donna Hatch A Christmas Reunion

Donna Hatch

A Christmas Reunion:The Gift of a
Second Chance
Releases 11/4/2014
The Wild Rose Press

Deena Remiel Angel Rising Book Two

Deena Remiel

Angel Rising, Book Two
Released 10/112014
Firewalker Press

Hope for the Holidays

 

Hope for the Holidays Anthology
Sandra Leesmith - A Heart Full of Hope

Marina Myles Christmas at Thorncliff Towers

Marina Myles

Christmas at Thorncliff Towers
Releases 11/24/2014
eKensington

 

Nancy Chaney: is a finalist in the Arizona Author's Writing Contest for the 3rd year in a row with her essay titled "Fear."  She won first place last year. Winners will be announced at their banquet November 1st.

Barbara White Daille: is very happy to share that her first book, The Sheriff's Son, has now been released for the first time in e-book format.

Carey Baldwin: is pleased to announce she signed for a new series, Cassidy and Spenser Thrillers, with Harper Collins/Witness Impulse. The first book in the series, Judgment, featuring forensic psychiatrist Caitlin Cassidy and FBI profiler, Special Agent Atticus Spenser, releases October 7th.

Jennifer Windrow's: manuscript, Struck By Eros, finaled in the First Coast Romance Writers Beacon writing contest in the Paranormal Romance category. Struck By Eros also finaled in the Golden Pen writing contest, which is the practice contest for the Golden Heart.

Shelley Coriell’s: latest romantic thriller, The Buried, released Oct. 28 from Grand Central Forever. It received 4 1/2 stars from Romantic Times, who called it "one thrilling read...with crisp, smooth storytelling and a diabolical villain housed within a chilling plot."

September 2014

 

Membership Appreciation Dinner: No Roses, Beads or Quills Awarded

July-August 2014

Jeanette Collins: Sold her novel, Elena Chavez, to Decadent Publishing. She also took third prize in the Laura Short Story contest for 2014, sponsored by Women Writing the West.

Patricia Burroughs: Published This Crumbling Pageant (The Fury Triad, Volume 1) with Story Spring Publishing.

Jenn Windrow: Published a short story called Swallowed by Darkness in The Aurora Wolf Literary Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Helen King: Finaled in the 2014 Put Your Heart in a Book contest in the Paranormal category for Stealing Ever After.

Jenn Windrow: Was approved for PRO status! She also won the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter’s On the Far Side Contest in the Urban Fantasy category for Evil's Unlikely Assassin, which also got a request for a partial from Tor Books.

Sandy Wright: Won the FFP Chapter’s On the Far Side Contest in both the Romantic Elements & the Paranormal categories for Song of the Ancients, which also got a request for a full from the Harvey Klinger Agency.

Virginia Nelson, w/a T. Snow: Won FFP’s On the Far Side Contest in the Erotica category for Sins of a Man.

May - June 2014

 

Terri Molina: Her romantic suspense, Dark Obsession, was re-released via KDP. This is her fourth book and it's also available in print.

Noemi Ghirghi, w/a Mimi Sebastian: Her pirate book, Devil's Island, hit #1 on the Amazon bestseller list in Historical/Caribbean and Latin American, beating out both James Michener and Isabel Allende.

Virginia Nelson, w/a V.S. Nelson: Book Reads and Reviews gives 5 stars to Eternal Nights and writes: "I can honestly say, this is the book that sealed the deal with this being one of my favorite paranormal series! I can’t wait to see what else V.S. Nelson has in store for us.” Book Reads and Reviews also gave 5 stars to Eternal Blades.

Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal RWA Chapter’s On the Far Side Contest Finalists:

Virginia Nelson, w/a T. Snow: Sins of a Man - Erotica

Sandy Wright: Song of the Ancients - Paranormal & Romantic Elements

Shannon Orso: Skyrize - SciFi & Time Travel/Futuristic

Jennifer Windrow: Evil’s Unlikely Assassin - Urban Fantasy

Melanie Tighe, w/a Anna Questerly: Pangaea - Fantasy & Romantic Elements