I created a Pinterest board today with pictures which inspired my January release, Pregnant By Morning. Check it out here.
Are you an aspiring writer? Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write is back again this year! http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/
I’m providing inspiration and motivation with last year’s winner Jennifer Hayward on the blog. Check it out–http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/event/blog-meet-kat-cantrell-and-jennifer-drogell-2-sytycw-success-stories/
Hope you can join us.
Read it here: First Page to the Last
Come read my interview and find out all about why I write both science fiction and contemporary romance. http://smartgirlsscifi.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/author-interview-kat-cantrell/
The Firebirds got together and put up some wonderful books in Brenda Novak’s Diabetes Research Auction (click here to bid). Check out this amazing collection (include two recent RITA nominees Kim Law and Tracy Brogan!!):
From RWA’s 2012 Golden Heart Finalists, the Firebirds, the winner of this auction will receive a selection of autographed print books & e-books from the following members:
Firebirds Tote Bag #2
Meant To Be (Contemporary) by Terri Osburn
Born in the Ohio Valley, Terri Osburn relocated below the Mason Dixon line in the early 1990s. She bounced around the south before eventually landing on the East Coast, where she settled near the ocean. A love of romance novels led her to writing her own, and after five years and many words on the page, in 2012, she was named a finalist in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest. An agent and contract soon followed. Her debut Contemporary Romance MEANT TO BE will release May 21, 2013 from Montlake Romance, with the second and third in her Anchor Island series releasing in early 2014.
Visit her online at www.terriosburn.com
Unlock The Truth (Romantic Suspense) by Robena Grant
Robena Grant is Australian by birth but resides in Southern California. She has two adult children, writes contemporary romance–because that’s the only world she understands–loves travel, reading, working out, red wine, coffee, chocolate, and singing really bad karaoke.
Visit her online at www.robenagrant.com
Crazy Little Thing (Contemporary) Tracy Brogan
Tracy Brogan writes fun and breezy stories about ordinary people finding extraordinary love, and lush historical romance full of political intrigue and damsels causing distress. She is a two-time Golden Heart finalist, and her books, Crazy Little Thing and Highland Surrender, have hit # 1 on the Amazon Best Seller lists. Visit her atwww.TracyBrogan.com
Chicken Soup For The Soul: I Can’t Believe My Dog Did That! Featuring the short story Do Not Machine Wash by Stephanie Winkelhake
Several years ago, Stephanie Winkelhake left a job in software engineering. Now she writes YA instead of HTML and Java. When not writing, she’s reading, burning something on the stove, or plotting a return to Comic-Con International. Her young adult paranormal FOLLOWING YOU (previously titled THE MATTER OF SOULS) was a finalist manuscript in the 2012 Golden Heart contest. Her short story DO NOT MACHINE WASH appears in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: I CAN’T BELIEVE MY DOG DID THAT!
Caught On Camera (Contemporary) by Kim Law
Kim Law wrote her first story, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in elementary school. Although it was never published, it was enough to whet her appetite for a career in writing. First, however, she would try her hand at a few other passions: baton twirling, softball, and music, to name a few. Voted Bookworm and Most Likely to Succeed in high school, she went on to earn a college degree in mathematics. Law spent years working as a computer programmer and raising her son, and she now devotes her time and energy to writing romance novels (none of which feature talking raisins). She is a past winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, a 2013 RITA award nominee, and currently serves as president for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, she lives with her husband in Middle Tennessee.
Midnight Shadows (Romantic Suspense) by Carol J Post
With a relentless stalker after her, Melissa Langston flees Georgia for her small Florida hometown. Despite changing her name, she soon finds anonymous notes on her doorstep and a menacing figure lurking in the shadows. She’s sure her stalker has tracked her down, but the police think she’s overreacting. The only one who believes she’s in danger is the former cop who broke her heart years ago. Melissa is afraid to get too close to Chris Jamison, who is back in town to settle family business. Because the more she turns to the handsome man she’s never forgotten, the more her stalker wants Chris gone – permanently.
4-Star RT Review – “…Post’s characters have a vulnerability that’s easy to relate to in this strong debut that will keep you guessing about the stalker’s identity.”
Carol J Post writes fast-paced inspirational romantic suspense for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. She lives in sunshiny Central Florida with her husband of thirty-two years, who is her own real-life hero, and writes her stories under the shade of the huge oaks in her yard. Her two grown daughters and grandkids live too far away for her liking, so she now pours all that nurturing into taking care of three fat and sassy cats and one highly spoiled dog. Visit her at www.caroljpost.com and www.facebook.com/caroljpost.author
The Things She Says (Contemporary Series) by Kat Cantrell
Kat read her first Harlequin novel in third grade and has been scribbling in notebooks since she learned to spell. What else would she write but romance? When she’s not writing about characters on the journey to happily ever after, she can be found at a soccer game, watching Friends or dancing with her kids to Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Kat, her husband and their two boys live in North Texas. She’s a proud member of Romance Writers of America. Kat was the 2011 Harlequin So You Think You Can Write winner and a 2012 RWA Golden Heart finalist for best unpublished series contemporary manuscript.
Visit her online at www.katcantrell.com
Grave Danger (Romantic Suspense) by Rachel Grant
Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco; surveying a coal mining town in Kentucky; and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. Rachel is a four-time Golden Heart finalist and can be found on the web at www.Rachel-Grant.net
Love In Reality (Contemporary) by Magdalen Braden
Magdalen writes about Philadelphia because she went to law school there, practiced there, and even has a British patent attorney ex-husband still living in the Victorian South Philly house Magdalen bought before they married. (The house used to be part of a convent–another aspect of her past that won’t show up in her steamy novels.)
In addition to writing, Magdalen keeps busy completing her Masters in Fine Arts degree from Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s MFA program, one of only two in the country that acknowledges romance novels exist, let alone comprise a wildly popular fiction genre. She even submitted a scholarly essay on Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ Dream a Little Dream in her first semester. What time Magdalen has left over is spent with her second British husband (what can she say? She has a type!) in their two-hundred-year-old house in rural Pennsylvania with their cats and dog.
Visit her online at www.magdalenbraden.com
E-books are asterisked (*) and will be “gifted” to the winner via email.
Complete with an awesome cover, The Baby Deal is NOW AVAILABLE for preorder!!
In this Billionaires & Babies novel, award-winning author Kat Cantrell presents an offer that can’t be refused…
When billionaire entrepreneur Michael “Shay” Shaylen becomes guardian to a baby boy, he knows there’s only one woman who can teach him how to be a father–his ex-lover, child psychologist Juliana Cane. So he makes her a deal: if she gives him two months, he’ll give her a boost in her career.
She says yes. Suddenly, Juliana has everything she’s ever wanted: a home, a child–Shay. But she knows this seductive situation is only temporary. Because even as desire burns between them–so do the reasons Juliana has to say goodbye….
Releasing August, 2013 from Harlequin Desire (Billionaires and Babies series).