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BY MORGAN BLACKTHORNE

Painter_LastBlood-MMToday marks the release of many books, but the authors of two in particular, Last Blood by Kristen Painter and Sanctuary Island by Lily Everett, have joined us today to talk about what it’s like to end an epic series and start a very emotional one. Last Blood is the final book in the action-packed gothic vampire urban fantasy series, House of Comarre, while Sanctuary Island begins the heart-tugging exploration of romance in a wild horse sanctuary on a small Virginia island.

Member News! May 2011

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 May.**

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MAY NEWS

♦ Nell Dixon has sold world rights to her romantic comedy Renovation, Renovation, Renovation to Myrmidon in an unagented two book deal. Renovation, Renovation, Renovation will be published in paperback in 2012 with a digital pre-release later this year.

♦ Portia Da Costa has had a proposal accepted for a new trio of Harlequin Spice Briefs, entitled Three Colors Sexy. The Blue Book will be published in April 2013, with The Red Chair and The White Room to follow in May and June.

♦ David Bridger’s novel THE WEAVERFIELDS HEIR is released by Etopia Press.

♦ Madelynne Ellis has released two new historical erotic menage titles. THREE TIMES THE SCANDAL and INDISCRETIONS are both available from Ai Press.

♦ Lauren Fraser’s new release Dani’s Duo is now available from Ellora’s Cave

♦ Lucy Woodhull has sold RAGNAR AND JULIET, a romantic comedy space opera novella, to Liquid Silver Books for release fall 2011.

♦ KHYBER RUN by Amber Green is scheduled for release on May 24, 2011.

♦ Debra Kayn received an acceptance from Carina Press for the third book in the Sisters of McDougal Ranch series.

♦ Paige Tyler’s sexy contemporary THE POSTMAN ALWAYS COMES TWICE is now out at Amazon for $0.99.

♦ Paige Tyler signed with Ellora’s Cave for her hot sci-fi erotic romance Cindra’s Bounty Hunter.

♦ Kate St. James has contracted her single title erotic romance, A LITTLE WILD, with Samhain Publishing. Release date TBA.

♦ Crystal Jordan’s erotic paranormal romantic suspense novel, EMBRACE THE NIGHT, releases from Kensington Aphrodisia on May 31st.

Member News! March 2011

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 March.**

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MARCH NEWS

♦ Cindy Procter-King’s romantic comedy, HEAD OVER HEELS, is now available as an audio book from Audiolark.

♦ Crystal Jordan sold the third installment in her WILD series to Harlequin Spice Briefs.

♦ Eden Bradley’s THE TURNING KISS, Book Three in her Midnight Playground series, will be out March 15th from Samhain!

♦ Eden Bradley’s BLOODSONG, Book Two in her Midnight Playground series, got 4 Angels from Fallen Angel’s Reviews!

♦ Kaily Hart’s latest release PLAY ME is available March 11th at Ellora’s Cave.

♦ Kim Knox has just had Book 1 of Planetary Bodies, Magnetism, published with Ellora’s Cave. Book 2, Friction, has just been contracted.

♦ Lillian Grant has signed a contract with Siren-BookStrand for the publication of her romantic suspense novel SPEAK TO ME OF ABDUCTION due out in June.

♦ Madelynne Ellis sold a contemporary menage a trois novella to Harlequin Spice Briefs.

♦ Paige Tyler’s paranormal romance GHOST HUNTER comes out March 10th with Ellora’s Cave.

♦ Portia Da Costa has Far From Perfect published on March 1 – her first ever title with Samhain Publishing.

♦ Shelley Munro has two new print releases. THE BOTTOM LINE is out on 1 March from Samhain Publishing and PEEPING TOM is out from Ellora’s Cave on 2 March.

♦ The Summoning by Tatiana Caldwell has just released from Liquid Silver Books.

♦ Mrs. Giggles gave a great review to The Duke & The Pirate Queen by Victoria Janssen.

Member News! February 2011

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 February 2011.**

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FEBRUARY NEWS

On January 31st, Amanda Bonilla, Nadia Lee, Shawntelle Madison and Sandy Williams are launching Magic and Mayhem Writers, a new urban fantasy/paranormal group blog. There will be lovely giveaways, interesting guests, thought-provoking posts and much much more. Definitely stop by and say hello.

Barbara Sheridan kicks off Noble Romance’s Love Revisited project with “TETSUJI & NICK”(m/m) available February 14.

Crista McHugh’s naughty Regency, LESSONS FROM A SCOUNDREL, won second place in both the Golden Palm and the Gotcha! Contests.

JAQ’S HARP by Ella Drake is a futuristic twisted fairytale releasing February 21 from Carina Press.

Jill James has a debut novel, TEMPTING ADAM coming out Feb. 16th from The Wild Rose Press.

Karenna Colcroft’s contemporary romance novella STRANGER THINGS HAPPEN, part of the Perfect Stranger series, releases on February 6 at All Romance ebooks.

BLOOD OF THE ROSE, book two of the Tudor Vampire Chronicles by Kate Pearce is available on February 1st from NAL Signet Eclipse.

Kathleen Scott’s INTIMATE WEAPONS is now available at Liquid Silver Books.

DANGEROUS SECRETS, a fast-paced romantic suspense by Katie Reus releases from Carina Presson February 7.

Nadia Lee‘s a short erotic retelling of Ariadne and Dionysus’s romance, entitled DESTINY ENTWINED, goes on sale February 14th on All Romance eBooks, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and Smashwords. The story is also going to be a Valentine’s Day present to her newsletter subscribers.Sign up before February 14th if you’d like a copy delivered to your inbox for free.

Nell Dixon has a new release from Astraea Press MAKING WAVES, a short sweet read with hunky Cornish surfers.

Paige Tyler’s DEAD SEXY from Ellora’s Cave gets 5 Siren Stones from Siren Book Reviews, 4 Hoots from Noctune Romance Reviews, and 4 Hearts from The Romance Studio.

Rebekah L Purdy has her first book release from Astraea Press MY DAD’S A PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR: SEEKING SHAPESHIFTERS is a YA Paranormal Romance available February 1.

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 December 2010 & January 2011.**

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DECEMBER NEWS

♦ Closer a Merry Kinkmas tale by Charlotte Stein is available from Ellora’s Cave on December 7th.

♦ Giving a hot little slice of femdom fun by Charlotte Stein, is available December 30th from Ellora’s Cave.

♦ THE WEAVERFIELDS HEIR, a paranormal family saga by David Bridger, released December 20 from Etopia Press.

♦ MORE THAN A MAN, a new futuristic erotic romance by Emily Ryan-Davis and Elise Logan, is now available via Kindle and Smashwords. Revisit the holidays at Manporium, where women of the future buy the men of their dreams.

♦ ALL HE WANTS by Emily Ryan-Davis, a contemporary Christmas romance about a Marine captain, his best friend’s sister and her not-so-secret baby, is now available at Ellora’s Cave.

♦ Jennifer Leeland and Mima released their anthology “Bound Among The Stars” on December 20th at Liquid Silver Books.

♦ Sex, Sin and Surf by Lauren Fraser is available from Ellora’s Cave on December 10th.

♦ Crystal Clear by Nell Dixon is available in large print from December 1st.

♦ NOT THE MAN SHE THOUGHT, a sci-fi erotic romance by Paige Tyler, comes out Dec 1st with Blushing Books.

♦ PROTECTIVE CUSTODY, a contemporary erotic romance by Paige Tyler, comes out Dec 1st with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.

♦ DEAD SEXY, a paranormal erotic romance by Paige Tyler, comes out Dec 10th with Ellora’s Cave.

♦ SEXY SECRET SANTA, a contemporary erotic romance by Paige Tyler, comes out Dec 22nd with Ellora’s Cave.

♦ Blood Diamond, a romantic suspense set in the Congo jungle, by Riley Quinn available December 1 from The Wild Rose Press.

♦ Christmas Packages, an naughty Christmas quickie by Skylar Kade, is available as an e-book from Ellora’s Cave Publishing on December 10th.

♦ Stephanie Adkins’ contemporary erotic romance novella, More Than Neighborly, debuted from Ellora’s Cave on December 31st.

♦ The Duke & The Pirate Queen by Victoria Janssen released December 1, 2010 from Harlequin Spice. You can also sample Erotic Exploits, a Kindle collection of Janssen’s speculative lesbian erotica.

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JANUARY MEMBER NEWS

♦ Bernadette Gardner’s science fiction romance ICARUS UNBOUND will be released from Liquid Silver Books on January 17, 2011

♦ ALL HE WANTS by Emily Ryan-Davis receives 4.5 Stars from Night Owl Reviews. Read the full review here.

♦ Inez Kelley’s dark super-length contemporary romance SWEET AS SIN releases January 31st from Carina Press.

♦ Jennifer Colgan’s paranormal romance UNCROSS MY HEART will be released January 15, 2011 from Samhain Publishing.

♦ TEN RUBY TRICK by Julia Knight is releasing from Carina on 10th January.

♦ Seeds of Desire by Karenna Colcroft releases January 28 from Ellora’s Cave.

♦ On January 25, Karenna Colcroft’s short story “With this Flower” will be out as part of the anthology Wishing on a Blue Star from Dreamspinner Press. Wishing on a Blue Star is a tribute to the human spirit, and in particular to author Patric Michael, whose blog entries about his battle with cancer are interspersed with stories inspired by or written for him. The e-book is available as a free download, and a paperback copy is also available at Dreamspinner Press.

♦ Kristen Painter’s latest contemporary paranormal romance, THE PERFECT DISH, is now out for Kindle!

♦ Lauren Fraser’s new release Sex, Sin and Surf receives Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews. Read the full review here.

♦ The Geek Next Door by Lauren Fraser receives 5 stars and Top Pick at The Romance Reviews. Read the full review here .

♦ Loribelle Hunt’s dark paranormal romance KISS OF DARKNESS releases January 24th fromCarina Press.

♦ Paige Tyler’s contemporary erotic romance PROTECTIVE CUSTODY is the #1 BESTSELLER atWhiskey Creek Press Torrid for January.

♦ Shelley Munro’s historical romance A DISCREET AFFAIR is due out on 17 January from Liquid Silver Books.

♦ RESISTING TAMAKI, a sci-fi romance by Shelley Munro has been nominated for a CAPA award in the Fantasy erotic romance category. The final results will be announced in Feb 2011.

♦ Stephanie Bennett’s contemporary romance novella, Love Lies Waiting, has been contracted with Ellora’s Cave. Release date to be announced.

November 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 November.**

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♦ PRIMAL HEAT, an erotic shifter 2-in-1 anthology by Crystal Jordan, will be available November 1 from Kensington Aphrodisia.

♦ STOLEN PASSIONS, available November 2 from Samhain Publishing, kicks off a new erotic shape-shifter series by Crystal Jordan and Loribelle Hunt.

♦ Eden Bradley’s first novel from Harlequin Spice, THE LOVERS, will be out November 1st!

♦ Eden Bradley makes her debut writing as Eve Berlin with PLEASURE’S EDGE from Berkley Heat November 2nd!

♦ Silver Bound, a SciFi Romance by Ella Drake, releases November 22nd from Carina Press. Silver Bound will also be available in audio from Audible.com. For excerpts and more info, see Ella’s website.

♦ ALL HE WANTS, a “Merry Kinkmas” novella by Emily Ryan-Davis, will be available November 30 at Ellora’s Cave

♦ Inez Kelley contracted her 5th book with Carina Press, a romantic comedy tentatively titled TEXTUAL INTERCOURSE.

♦ LIPSTICK ON HIS COLLAR by Inez Kelley releases from Samhain Publishing on November 23rd.

♦ Katie Reus signed a three book deal with NAL/Signet Eclipse for her paranormal trilogy. The release date for the first book is tentatively in early 2012.

♦ Bad Religion by Kathleen Scott releases November 11th from Loose ID.

♦ “Lords of Passion” Virginia Henley, Kate Pearce and Maggie Robinson. An anthology from Kensington Brava available the end of November.

♦ Ask Me if I’m Happy, the “sparkling debut novel” by Kimberly Menozzi, will be available November 15th from Dragon International Independent Arts

♦ ENTICEMENT, a contemporary, erotic novel by Madelynne Ellis , releases on November 2nd from Samhain Publishing. Read an excerpt here.

♦ Natasha Moore’s erotic short story, SEE ME, releases from Samhain on November 23rd.

♦ Paige Tyler signed with Ellora’s Cave for her Christmas-themed erotic romance SEXT SECRET SANTA which releases in December.

♦ Paige Tyler signed with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid for her contemporary erotic romance. PROTECTIVE CUSTODY which releases in December.

♦ CAROLINA PEARL, a paranormal romantic comedy novella by Sela Carsen, will be available November 23 at Samhain Publishing.

♦ Shawntelle Madison signed a two book deal with Random House Del Rey for her book about a hoarding werewolf. The books will be released in 2012.

October 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 October.**

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♦ Adelle Laudan‘s Iron Horse Rider Series is now available in print.

♦ Annie NicholasCatch Book 2 of The Angler series released Oct. 11th.

♦ Cherrie Lynn’s demon/angel novella, SWEET DISGRACE, released on October 12 from Samhain Publishing. She also contracted its sequel, Far from Heaven, with Samhain for an April 26, 2011 release.

♦ David Bridger has signed two new contracts: his paranormal family saga novel THE WEAVERFIELDS HEIR with Etopia Press for release this winter; and his urban fantasy novel QUARTER SQUARE with Carina Press for release in summer 2011.

♦ Eden Bradley’s vampire novella BLOOD SONG is now available from Samhain Publishing.

♦ Emily Ryan-Davis’ novella UNWRAPPING AMY released at Liquid Silver Books on October 4 and her novella ALL THE SECRETS IN PEARLreleased at Ellora’s Cave on October 21.

♦ Janne Lewis’s erotic romance novel Roxanne’s Pirate is available now with Ellora’s Cave.

♦ Jeannie Lin’s award-winning debut, BUTTERFLY SWORDS, released from Harlequin Historical. This Tang Dynasty historical romance received a 4 star review from Romantic Times as well as an A- review and DIK (Desert Island Keeper) designation from All About Romance.

♦ Kaily Hart has a new release now available from Ellora’s Cave called PAY UP. This is a friends to lovers story with a hot, ripped firefighter, mention of toys, noisy sex and one very frustrated heroine.

♦ Kristen Painter’s steampunk novella MISS BRAMBLE AND THE LEVIATHAN is now available from Samhain Publishing.

♦ Lauren Fraser signed contract with Ellora’s Cave for Sex, Sin and Surf.

♦ Lillian Grant’s contemporary erotic romance novel, Happy Birthday, Nancy Tobin received a recommended read review from Dark Diva’s and 4 out of 5 stars from The Romance Review.

♦ Melissa Aire‘s Del Fantasma Demonade is now available at Aspen Mountain Press.

♦ Paige Tyler has a Free Read available from Ellora’s Cave called CAUGHT RED-HANDED.

♦ Paige Tyler has a new release available from Ellora’s Cave called UNMASKED.

♦ Paige Tyler has a Print Release from Ellora’s Cave called IF YOU DARE.

♦ Shelley Munro sold a World War II historical romance called A Discreet Affair to Liquid Silver Books.

♦ Shelley Munro’s new sci-fi romance, Resisting Tamaki is now available from Ellora’s Cave.

August 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 August.**

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♦ Carly Carson’s futuristic romance, The Star Necklace, is released on August 1st by Red Sage.

♦ Charlotte McClain is going to Abu Dhabi at some point in August.

♦ Crista McHugh’s steamy Regency novel, Lessons From A Scoundrel, won First Place in the Ignite the Flame contest, First Place in the Weta Nichols Writing Contest, and is a Finalist in the Windy City RWA’s Four Seasons Contest. Her Erotic Science Fiction novel, Tangled Web, won First Place in Passionate Ink’s Stroke of Midnight Contest. And her Historical Paranormal novel, Once in a Coyote Moon, won Second Place in the Ignite the Flame Contest.

♦ Eden Bradley’s erotic contemporary e-book, SUMMER SOLSTICE, Book Three in her Celestial Seductions series, will be out from Samhain Publishing on August 10th.

♦ COMING CLEAN, by Inez Kelley, Book #3 in the erotic novella series ‘Dirty Laundry’, releases August 30th from Carina Press.

♦ Kate Pearce’s first book in The Tudor Vampire Chronicles,KISS OF THE ROSE, releases August 3rd from Signet Publishing.

♦ Katie Reus signed a contract with Carina Press for a hot romantic suspense.

♦ Kim Knox’s erotic science fiction romance, PAINTED PROMISE, will be released on 18 August from Ellora’s Cave. And her winner of the Loose Id Hot Hooks Contest, TOUCH OF A DRAGON, releases 24 August.

♦ Nell Dixon’s latest Little Black Dress book, Just Look at Me Nowreleases August 5th

♦ Paige Tyler signed with Ellora’s Cave for her Halloween-themed erotic romance UNMASKED.

♦ R.G. Alexander’s debut Berkley book, POSSESS ME, is out August 3rd

♦ Sadangel & Rob Graham are getting married on August 18, 2010.

♦ Savannah Stuart’s Tempting Alibi releases August 19 from Ellora’s Cave.

♦ Shelley Munro’s paranormal e-book, BLUE LADY, Book ten in her Middlemarch Mates series, will be out from Ellora’s Cave on August 11th.

♦ Tatiana Caldwell’s debut novella, SAY MY NAME, releases on August 9th from Liquid Silver Books.

♦ The German translation of Victoria Janssen’s The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover, Die Herzogin, ihre Zofe, der Stallbursche und ihr Liebhaber, is available this month from Mira Taschenbuch Verlag.

July 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 July.**

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♦ Ella Drake’s novella “Firestorm on E’Terra” is a finalist in the 13th Annual Prism Awards (2010) sponsored by the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of the RWA®.

Ella has also accepted a contract for her Science Fiction Romance novel, Silver Bound, from Carina Press.

She’ll be signing her August 3rd print release from Samhain Publishing, The Forbidden Chamber, at the RWA Literacy Signing in Orlando, July 28th. She’ll also be attending ReaderCon in Burlington, MA, July 8-11th.

♦ The second novella in Crista McHugh’s Kavanaugh Foundation series, Angelic Surrender, releases from Samhain Publishing on July 20.

♦ Imogen Howson announces the sale of the second book in her Volcano series, Blood of the Volcano, to Samhain Publishing.Blood of the Volcano is the stand-alone sequel to Heart of the Volcano.

♦ Inez Kelley’s MYLA BY MOONLIGHT releases in print from Samhain Publishing July 6th. The stand-alone sequel from Carina Press SALOME AT SUNRISE earned 4 stars from RT Book Review.

Book #2 in the Dirty Laundry Erotic Romance series TALK DIRTY TO ME by Inez Kelley and Ginny Glass releases from Carina Press on July 19th.

Inez Kelley accepted a contract for her full-length contemporary romance MONSTER LOVE from Carina Press.

♦ Jennifer Leeland and Mima sold their novellas “Bitter Gold” and “Commanded To Mate” as an anthology called “Bound Among The Stars” to Liquid Silver Books.

♦ Jodi Henley is doing five de-construction seminars for savvyauthors, details to be announced.

♦ Kaily Hart’s erotic contemporary romance Picture This, is now available from Ellora’s Cave

Whipped Cream Reviews gave it 4.5 cherries! Tiger Lily says “If you want a story that packs an emotional punch, steams the computer screen, and is one you won’t soon forget, then you need to read Picture This.” To read the full review go here.

♦ The first of Kate Pearce’s Tudor Vampire Chronicles, Kiss of the Rose will be published on August 3rd by Signet Eclipse.

Her erotic Regency historical romance, Simply Wicked finaled in the Passionate Pen contest.

♦ Kim Knox sold Perfecting Naia, a short, erotic SFR, to Ellora’s Cave

♦ Kristen Painter announces the sale of her steampunk romance novella, MISS BRAMBLE AND THE LEVIATHAN, to Samhain for October release. Her Samhain paranormal romance, All Fired Up, comes out in print on July 6th.

♦ Mima’s short erotic romance Light on the Water releases as a solo title at Total E-Bound July 16. It recently released as an audio title as well.

♦ Rebecca Leigh’s short M/M space odyssey “One Way Trip” will be released on July 3 through Silver Publishing.

♦ R.G. Alexander’s TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS will be released July 13 at Samhain Publishing, and her debut Berkley Heat anthology out August 3rd, POSSESS ME, received a 4 star review from RT Book Review Magazine.

♦ Savannah Stuart’s Power Unleashed (3rd in her Miami Scorcher Series) releases July 16 from Ellora’s Cave.

Savannah Stuart sold Tempting Alibi, an erotic novella, to Ellora’s Cave.

♦ TIGER BY THE TAIL, book nine in the Middlemarch Mates series by Shelley Munro will be released on July 9.

Shelley Munro’s paranormal m/m Seeking Kokopelli, is now available from Samhain Publishing.

♦ Stacia Kane’s UNHOLY GHOSTS, first in the dark urban fantasy Downside series, is a Summer Fantasy Pick in the July 3, 2010 TIMES OF LONDON! The second book in the series, UNHOLY MAGIC, will be released July 6, with the third, CITY OF GHOSTS, following on July 27.

♦ The Italian translation of The Moonlight Mistress by Victoria Janssen, Carezze Di Luna, comes out July 9th. She also has a story this month in the Spice anthology Alison’s Wonderland.

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.