Latest Author News Roundup – October 27th 2016

by Maryse on October 27, 2016 · 4 comments

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Another BIG NEWS DAY!! We have congratulations to go around, a few new author-projects to announce, and some brand new books that just went live today by some of our favorite indie-authors!

Okay so… what’s new today?

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren Blakely for, once again, hitting the HUGE BESTSELLERS lists (New York Times & USA Today) with her latest release (The Sexy One)! It’s still in Amazon’s top 100 of all Kindle books as we speak!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Emma Chase for also hitting both the New York Times and the USA TODAY Best Sellers lists with her latest release Royally Screwed (The Royally Series Book 1)!!!

Look at THIS awesome brand spanking new “Star Wars” “burse” by Burses by Amy. It plays Star Wars MUSIC!!! I have yet to purchase one for myself, but I AM HOOKED on her “book-purse” creations and have purchased one recently for a fellow book lover. How clever, and fun, and what a perfect gift for a book lover (this “burse” creator has all sorts of ‘em to choose from)!

T.M. Frazier just posted her upcoming book on Amazon for preorder! Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater Part TWO by T.M. Frazier <— UP FOR PREORDER!! Expected release date January 24th 2017

Tiffany: Yay! Just started Part one so hopefully it doesnt end on to big of a cliffhanger lol! Maryse you need to read these books. They are crazy good!! :)

Belle Aurora is a big ol’ tease!!! BUT THIS IS HUGE NEWS!!! It’s been a long time coming, but I think it’s finally “THE TIME” for “Dirty” ’cause… look what she just posted (in reference to her HUGE HIT “RAW“) <— Remember that one?? TWITCH! OF COURSE YOU DO! (p.s. here’s my review). She says:

Anyone wanting to re-read Raw before the release of Dirty should do it now. #JustSaying” <— *gasp*!!! eek And then we all lost our minds!

Kristen Ashley has a TWO-PART news announcement. First, ALL of her audiobooks for her Fantasyland series are LIVE!!! She says:

“I’ll begin with telling you that the rest of the Fantasyland books are out today in audio! So if you’ve been waiting, now you can download!”


“I’ve been mentioning here and there I’m writing a new book. And that new book is a stand-alone novel that I’m writing as an Audible exclusive!

It’s working title is COMPLICATED, I’m almost finished writing it and I ADORE IT. It’s about a small-town sheriff who finds himself divorced and not long after, he finds himself drawn to the local hair stylist who sings in a jazz club on weekends. Like REALLY drawn to her (because she’s pretty fraking fantastic). And if that isn’t enough to throw him for a loop, he and his deputies need to solve the first murder in their county in 52 years.

Now, as I’ve mentioned, this will be an audio-only book but don’t you worry if you’re not an audio listener (though, this would be a reason to check this format out)…this book will only be exclusive in audio for only six months. After that, we’ll be releasing it on eBook and in print…”

Jennifer L. Armentrout is working with a photographer to create more potential book-cover stock photos for authors looking to represent their “plus-sized/average sized” heroines. She posted:

“There is a demand for these photos, from both authors and readers. Not every character in every romance book is a size two (and by the way, there is nothing wrong with a size 2). Some are a size 22 (and by the way, there is nothing wrong with a size 22). Some are somewhere in-between….

…I’m friends with several photographers and models and a few weeks back I was ranting about this very issue on another social media page. One of the photographers jumped at the chance to shoot stock images of plus with and without male models to create a stock pile of images for authors to pick from. I’m currently in the process of working with Shauna Kruse, who will be scouting and shooting these images for stock, and I will be financing it. So if you’re an author, make sure you’re following Shauna, and hopefully over the next several months, images will become available.”

I am so sad to announce, one of our “original” indie authors, Alexa Grace, has lost her battle with cancer this month. She was a much-loved author, signing at Book Bash, and I remember, she had just gone into remission during our first Book Bash (and she had her wonderful daughter assisting her at the event). We were so thrilled for her. She was such a happy, and beautiful soul. RIP Alexa.


  1. Jumpstart (Crossroads Book 4) by Riley Hart <— RILEY HART M/M ROMANCE FANS!!! Look what just went LIVE today! We love this author! P.S. Here is the series reading order!
  2. Exposed: A Jaded Regret Novel by L.L. Collins
  3. Beyond Repair (Deeper Than Desire) by Charlotte Stein <— LATEST CHARLOTTE STEIN RELEASE JUST WENT LIVE! SHE FINDS A HOT MOVIE STAR IN HER LIVING ROOM ALERT!  ”When Alice Evans finds a bona fide movie star on the floor of her living room, she has no idea what to do. Ordinary men are frightening enough, never mind someone as famous and frankly gorgeous as Holden Stark…” AND THEN!!! The last part of the blurb gave me an extra-jolt!
  4. In the Wake of Wanting by Lori L. Otto <— LIVE!!! LORI L. OTTO’s LATEST!! ”Even before the second semester of his sophomore year at Columbia began, Trey Holland knew his life would be completely different by the end of it. He had yet to meet the pretty–yet flustered–freshman who he’d be mentoring on the school paper. He had yet to discover the despicable secrets his new best friend was hiding…


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Sherry D :) October 27, 2016 at 6:19 PM
Tasha J October 27, 2016 at 8:42 PM

I didn’t know Lori L. Otto was coming out with a new one, and the blurb looks SO good!! I haven’t read any other books of hers since she ripped my heart out, BUT her writing is exceptional and I may just have to give this one a go! :P
On another note, I’m so sorry to hear of Alexa Grace’s passing. I read Deadly Offerings back in 2013 when I was on a big romantic suspense kick and I really enjoyed it. My condolences to her family.

Ela October 28, 2016 at 9:11 AM


Lori L. Otto October 28, 2016 at 10:58 PM

Thank you!!

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