June 2015


We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever become a master.” Ernest Hemingway

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Ghostwood Books is a small press founded in 2010. Ghostwood aims to be an author-friendly publisher. They produce a variety of genre fiction, first as digital releases, with better-selling titles also released in print. Ghostwood is currently seeking submissions of short fiction for a Haunted Futures anthology. Submit your 3,000 to 8,000 word story on this theme (find out more about the theme in the guidelines.) Authors receive an advance plus 50% royalties. Find out more here.

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Crimson Romance, the digital romance imprint of Adams Media, is seeking romance short stories of 10,000 to 20,000 words for two upcoming holiday-themed collections. Send your Christmas romances by August 1, 2015, for publication December 2015 and Valentine’s Day themed stories by October 15, 2015, for publication February 2016. Crimson Romance publishes all sub-genres of romance – contemporary, historical, paranormal, erotic romance, romance suspense and others. Find all the details here.

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Lawman Protection, Book Two in my Ranger Brigade series for Harlequin Intrigue, goes on sale next Tuesday, June 23rd. The ebook will be available July 1. (This book received 4 1/2 stars from RT Magazine, which called the series “an Intrigue Reader’s delight.” lawmanprotection

One lawman is determined to keep his enemies close…and an innocent woman even closer…

A killer lurked in the Colorado wilderness, and now Captain Graham Ellison had some reporter sniffing around the crime scene. And not only did Emma Wade know the victim, she never dropped an investigation once she started it. But all Graham saw was an independent streak that would get the gorgeous redhead killed. As much as he didn’t like allowing a civilian access to his case, he needed to keep Emma close if he also hoped to keep her alive. And he very much did. After all, she was an innocent victim who needed his protection. Nothing more. Or so he kept telling himself.

Get your copy here. 

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Forever Yours, the Digital-First romance imprint of Grand Central Publishing, accepts manuscript submissions from both agented and unagented authors. Submit your novella (12,000 to 35,000 words) or novel-lenth (35,000 to 100,000 word) manuscript in any romance sub-genre. Forever Yours pays 25% royalties, paid quarterly. For more details, go here.

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Boroughs Publishing Group publishes digital titles in all sub-genres of romance – historical, contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, romantic suspense, urban fantasy, multi-cultural, and young adult.  The editors accept 30,000 to 40,000 word novellas and 70,000 to 120,000 word novels. Find the submissions guidelines here.

Boroughs Publishing is also sponsoring an Outside In Romance Writing Contest. Submit your romance featuring a bad-boy/rebel hero, 45,000 to 100,000 words, by June 15, 2015. The winner will be announced at the Buroughs Publishing Group Party at the Romance Writers of America conference in July in New York City. Get all the details here.

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The Guardian (Ranger Bridage, Book One) is now available in all ebook formats. Get it while it’s hot! Amazon, Barnes and Noble. iTunes.

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As always, feel free to share the information in this blog post with others. Repost, reprint, reblog, retweet — all I ask is that you give me credit as the source and include a link to this blog. If you would like to know more about me, or see a complete list of my books, check me out online here or here, or on Facebook here.

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Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown

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Less Than Three Press is seeking stories for an upcoming LGBTQ romance anthology. Stories in “Enchanted Soles” will feature bisexual romances and involve a pair of enchanted shoes. Stories should be between 10,000 and 20,000 words. Payment for accepted stories will be $200. The deadline for submissions in August 31, 2015. Get all the details here.

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Lee and Low Books is sponsoring a New Voices contest for authors of color for a children’s picture books. First prize is $1,000 and publication of your children’s picture book. Previously unpublished writers of color may submit a picture book manuscript of no more than 1,500 words, targeted to readers ages 5 to 12. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2105. Find the details here. There is no fee to enter and each author may submit up to two manuscripts. Get the scoop here.

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I’m celebrating another new release this week! Rocky Mountain Getaway is an ebook-only novella, part of my series about the quirky inhabitants of fictional Eureka, Colorado. The book features seven original recipes from the Last Dollar Cafe and is a bargain at only $2.34. rockymountaingetaway_ebook

n Eureka, Colorado, no one is a stranger for long…

Spring is just around the corner when the residents of Eureka get the news that the Last Dollar Café will be featured on the popular TV show What’s Cookin’, USA? Soon everyone throws themselves into preparing their beloved town for the limelight—and no one more so than the show’s host, Faye Anne Reynolds. With ratings dwindling and her personal life a tangled mess of debt and regret, she needs this episode to be more than perfect, and she’s willing to do anything to make it so.

Librarian Cassie Wynock is right behind her, scripting her debut as Eureka’s star representative. Meanwhile, local Maggie Stevens is dragging her feet setting a wedding date to Jameso, and her friend, Barb, is tearing her hair out searching for the right building for her B&B. Nothing is going to according to plan, and when a freak snowstorm blankets Eureka, everyone will have to realize that micro-managing life isn’t possible—and letting good things happen takes a little faith, a lot of patience, and loyal friends.

Get your copy here.

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Avon has issued a call for submissions for their Impulse imprint. Avon Impulse publishes a variety of romance sub-genres in digital first format. Since its debut in 2011, Avon Impulse has expanded to publish 4 to 8 titles a month, with over three dozen Impulse releases hitting bestseller lists over the years. The editors are currently interested in acquiring romantic suspense, contemporary trilogies, historical romance with a strong hook, and super-sexy contemporary romance. Authors for Avon Impulse receive 25% royalties up to the first 10,000 copies sold, and 50% royalties for all sales after 10,000 copies. Avon Impulse accepts both agented and unagented submissions. Check out the guidelines here. 

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Toasted Cheese Literary Journal is sponsoring A Midsummer Tale Narrative Writing Contest. The contest is open to both short story and creative non-fiction submissions. Each entry must center around the idea of the protagonist spending a summer away from his or her usual environment. Stories between 1,000 and 5,000 words are welcome. The entry deadline is June 21, 2015. Prizes include Amazon gift cards and publication in the September issue of Toasted Cheese. There is no fee to enter. Find all the details here.

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The Guardian (Ranger Bridage, Book One) is now available in all ebook formats. Get it while it’s hot! Amazon, Barnes and Noble. iTunes.

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As always, feel free to share the information in this blog post with others. Repost, reprint, reblog, retweet — all I ask is that you give me credit as the source and include a link to this blog. If you would like to know more about me, or see a complete list of my books, check me out online here or here, or on Facebook here.