June Member News

Romance Divas would like to recognize our members for their good news! Please congratulate them on their writing achievements and success.

**We’ll post updates as they come in for the month of June.**

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Amanda Berry’s debut Silhouette Special Edition L.A. Cinderella is now available.

♦ The Alpha Book 2 of The Vanguards series by Annie Nicholas will be released June 21.

Crista McHugh’s fantasy romance, A SOUL FOR TROUBLE, won first place in the Yellow Rose RWA’s 2010 Winter Rose Contest. Her erotic fantasy romance, TANGLED WEB, was announced as a finalist in the ESPAN 2010 Page One Contest, and her steamy Regency, LESSONS FROM A SCOUNDREL, was announced as a finalist in the RWASD’s 2010 Spring Into Romance Contest.

Dara England sold her paranormal suspense THIS SIDE OF DAWN to Lyrical Press.

Eden Bradley just got release dates for her next two Samhain books. SUMMER SOLSTICE, Book Three in the Celestial Seductions series, will be out August 9th, and BLOODSONG, Book Two in the Midnight Playground series, will be out September 21st. She also just got cover art for her first Harlequin Spice book-check the Smutketeers blog in June for a first look!

Ginny Glass debuts as a Carina Press Launch Author on June 7th. “COIN-OPERATED” is the first in the steamy DIRTY LAUNDRY SERIES. The planned series of erotic contemporary novellas from she and Inez Kelley continue with one title each month, all summer long.

Inez Kelley releases the sequel to her romantic fantasy “Myla by Moonlight” titled “SALOME AT SUNRISE” on June 21st with Carina Press.

JINXED by Inez Kelley placed second in the both the Romantic Comedy and First Book categories of the Romance Writers Ink 2010 More than Magic RWI Contest.

Jax Cassidy’s sexy modern-day fairytale between a traveling musician and a sexy Irishman in DEVIL’S HEART is available now.

Jeannie Lin sold two books to Harlequin Mills & Boon, including THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL, the sequel to her upcoming debut, BUTTERFLY SWORDS. She also sold two short stories to Harlequin Historical Undone. Jeannie will be presenting her workshop “Keeping Them Hooked” at the Los Angeles Romance Authors chapter meeting on June 13.

Jennifer Leeland is releasing the second book in her “Marked” series called “Marked For Desire” from Loose-Id June 29th.

Kaily Hart’s contemporary erotic romance Picture This featuring a disgruntled alpha male with crude thoughts, bad language and a buffed bod releases from Ellora’s Cave June 29!!

Kelly Jamieson releases Lost and Found from Samhain Publishing June 8

♦ Lost and Found received 4 STARS from RT Book Reviews in their July edition.

♦ Kelly also sold another book to Ellora’s Cave – Power Struggle, release date TBA.

Kim Knox’s SF erotic romance, Emergence, will be out 15 June 2010 from Samhain Publishing. She also sold a novel, Gambit, to Carina Press.

Kimberley Troutte’s Catch Me in Castile will be released in print by Samhain Publishing on June 1st.

♦ Kimberley also was a finalist in the Hook, Line and Sinker contest for Mysteries and Margaritas.

KJ Reed has sold her first work, a contemporary erotic romance titled Songbirds, to Ellora’s Cave, which should be released this November.

Leah Braemel’s contemporary erotic romance Texas Tangle releases from Carina Press on June 28th.

Leia Rice was offered her first contract for a Spice Briefs with Harlequin. The historical Brief will be released mid-2011, and it is tentatively called The Queen’s Consort.

Lillian Grant has sold her female fantasy contemporary erotic romance novel Happy Birthday, Nancy Tobin to Loose Id

Mima’s eighth Bonded fantasy, Within Reason, releases from Liquid Silver Books in June. Her seventh Bonded fantasy, Flame Within, was recently named Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Romance.

WILD FLING OR A WEDDING RING? by Mira Lyn Kelly will be available June 8 through Harlequin Presents Extra.

Nadia Lee made her free giveaway A Happily Ever After of Her Own available on Kindle for 99 cents. (FYI — Kindle does not allow individual authors to give away books there.) You can still read it for free by subscribing to her newsletter.

♦  Natasha Moore sold her erotic short story, See Me, to Samhain Publishing.

♦  Paige Tyler signed with Ellora’s Cave for her paranormal erotic romance DEAD SEXY.

♦  Portia Da Costa has sold her erotic short story A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT to Harlequin Spice Briefs as part of a three story deal to include two more Briefs as yet unnamed.

Her historical Spice Brief A GENTLEWOMAN’S RAVISHMENT is published on 1st June, and is a sequel to her 1st May title, A GENTLEWOMAN’S PREDICAMENT – both are naughty, sensual romps set in late Victorian London.

Rhiannon Leith’s paranormal erotic romance Edge of Heaven, full of angelic and demonic naughtiness, releases from Samhain on 22nd June.

R.G. Alexander sold two single titles to Berkley Heat, including the first of a new Steampunk series, ELEMENTAL STEAM, and TEMPT ME, the sequel to her debut novel, POSSESS ME.

♦ Unleashed Temptation by Savannah Stuart placed third in Romance Writers Ink 2010 More Than Magic Contest in the novella category.

Seeley deBorn was a finalist in the ESPAN first page contest.

♦ The Summer Reading Trail continues in June. New free reads by authors in all genres will be available June 1st. Trailhead pages can be found at Voirey Linger’s and on A. J. O’Donovan’s website.