On sale today! New from Suzanne Brockmann, Mary Balogh, and more . . .
Here’s what’s on sale this week from Random House Romance.
|Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace
On a hot southern night, with a storm on the horizon, a family is shattered. Three beautiful daughters—Savannah, Samantha, and Sabrina Wilde—go on with their lives, each significantly changed, as they bear the memory of the murder-suicide that killed their parents. For years, they have stayed away from Midnight, Alabama. Until Midnight calls them home.
Welcome to Midnight, Alabama.
Embarking on a new series, romantic suspense author Christy Reece made a difficult decision: she was going to use a pen name. The new series, distinctively flavored with southern culture and set in small fictional town full of murder & mystery, was such a departure from Christy’s action-driven novels of the past that she knew she had to draw a clear line between them. Midnight Secrets by Ella Grace goes on sale this Tuesday (check out the first chapter here), but to give you an early taste, check out Midnight Tales, where you’ll learn secrets of the town you might not pick up in the books, such as who might be buried beneath the fountain in the town square . . . and other scintillating tidbits of Midnight.
Welcome to the first Midnight Tale! To start us off, I thought it would be great if we could hear from Midnight’s oldest resident. She’s forgotten more stories about Midnight than I’ll ever know. Take it away, Inez!
HEA USA Today Reviews: Once Tempted, a Silver Creek story by Laura Moore
I’m a longtime fan of Laura Moore’s writing, and I’m excited about the new Silver Creek trilogy. Book one, Once Tempted, satisfied this city girl’s fascination with cowboys and the ranch lifestyle. When I read Laura’s books, I’m transported to the peaceful countryside with ranch homes and barns dotting the landscape. Once Tempted has all that and more. Read more
New Release: Reflection Point by Emily March
Reflection Point by Emily March
Available now in paperback or eBook!
In beloved author Emily March’s new novel about a special place and its remarkable residents, a woman betrayed by life discovers the healing power of love in Eternity Springs.
Savannah Moore arrives in Eternity Springs alone, determined to put her troubled past behind her. Her handcrafted-soap shop fits right in with the magic of this warm and welcoming community—but the sexy, suspicious local sheriff promises to upset her hard-won happiness.
Zach Turner knows this woman means trouble: Maybe to his town. Possibly to his friends. Definitely to his heart. Something about this simmering Southern beauty does crazy things to his committed bachelor status, taunting him with possibilities far beyond his dedication to his sometimes dangerous job. So when Savannah’s dark past follows her to town, wreaking havoc with both their lives, Zach will fight for all he’s worth—for a love he can’t afford to lose.
Includes a preview of Emily March’s next Eternity Springs novel, Miracle Road
Praise for the Eternity Springs series
“With passion, romance, and revealing moments that will touch your heart, [Emily March] takes readers on an unhurried journey where past mistakes are redeemed and a more beautiful future is forged—one miracle at a time.”—USA Today
New Release: Once Tempted by Laura Moore
Once Tempted by Laura Moore
Available now in paperback or eBook!
Sweeping passions, family drama, and searing scandal play out at the magnificent Silver Creek Ranch as the heirs to a powerful dynasty seize their legacy of love.
Oldest son Ward Knowles feels the sprawling California ranch in his blood. And now that the family business has expanded to include a popular resort, he’s working harder than ever. Silver Creek is his legacy and his life, which is fine for the ruggedly sexy ladies’ man and committed bachelor. Love and trust don’t come easily for Ward since he lost his heart to a gold digger—until he meets a shy, unpretentious beauty whose sweet grace is about to turn his jaded heart into a hungry one.
Tess Casari has found sanctuary at Silver Creek, working as an assistant to Ward’s mother, Adele. Grateful for her busy new life running the ranch’s spa and resort, Tess can escape the heartbreak, humiliation, and secret shame of her failed marriage. The last thing she needs is temptation—especially from a man who reminds her so much of the husband who shattered her faith in love. But passion and destiny are about to change the rules for two people who have stopped believing in the healing power of love.
Romance at Random Q&A: Joan Johnston and Laura Moore
An editor here at Romance at Random sat down with Joan Johnston (author of WYOMING BRIDE) and Laura Moore (author of ONCE TEMPTED) to talk writing, Westerns, and what it’s like to be a romance author.
Bookish recommends Reflection Point by @EmilyMarch
Author Susan Mallery suggests some great titles
including our own Reflection Point by Emily March:
“Reflection Point” is the next book in Emily March’s wonderful Eternity Springs series. Eternity Springs is a small town in the Colorado Rockies, populated with people I delight in visiting again and again. Read more
Sneak Peek at Mariah Stewart’s, The Long Way Home
New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart presents a captivating contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, and Barbara Freethy.
As the only child of a wealthy investment manager, Ellie Chapman has never known anything besides a life of perfect privilege. But her years of good fortune come to an abrupt end when her father is exposed for swindling billions of dollars from innocent investors in a massive Ponzi scheme. And just like that, Ellie loses everything: money, job, home—even her fiancé, who’s jailed as her father’s partner in crime. With no job prospects on the horizon, no cash, and her family name in tatters, Ellie has only one place to go. Read more
The Book Nympho rates CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE as Awesome!
Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable, from her glossy smile to her sleek professionalism. No one knows that her iron will guards a shattered heart and memories of a man she’s determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin—still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband. Read more
Book Trailer Premiere: Crazy Thing Called Love by Molly O’Keefe
Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish is poised, perfect, and unflappable, from her glossy smile to her sleek professionalism. No one knows that her iron will guards a shattered heart and memories of a man she’s determined to lock out. Until that man shows up at a morning meeting like a bad dream: Billy Wilkins, sexy hockey superstar in a tailspin—still skating, still fighting, and still her ex-husband.
Now the producers want this poster child for bad behavior to undergo an on-air makeover, and Billy, who has nothing to lose, agrees to the project. It’s his only chance to get near Maddy again, and to fight for the right things this time around. He believes in the fire in Maddy’s whiskey eyes and the passion that ignites the air between them. This bad-boy heartbreaker wants a last shot to be redeemed by the only thing that matters: Maddy’s love.
If you like the Stephanie Plum series, you’ll love Affair to Dismember—on sale today!
Reads like: Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, and Katie MacAlister
Genre: contemporary romance with humor and a dose of cozy mystery thrown in
Our favorite quote from the cover: “Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE by Molly O’Keefe!
This week we’re giving away 10 copies of CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE by Molly O’Keefe, a new contemporary romance that proves that lost loves don’t have to stay lost forever. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below!
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Ask Zelda: Romantic advice from AN AFFAIR TO DISMEMBER
An Affair to Dismember, Elise Sax’s hilarious series debut introduces matchmaker-in-training Gladie Burger, who stumbles into a dangerous quagmire of murder and red-hot romance. After Gladie’s Grandma Zelda’s neighbor suddenly dies, she takes the investigation into her own hands determined to prove it’s a murder. But soon she’s being pursued by both the murderer and a few hot love interests. Meanwhile, her Grandma Zelda is still handing out romantic advice to anyone who writes in. Here are just a few of the sweet and sometimes hilarious letters from some of Zelda’s readers, along with her answers. Enjoy! Read more
Something to wet your whistle & bring in the New Year, Elise Sax . . .
Certain to appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, and Katie MacAlister, Elise Sax’s hilarious series debut introduces matchmaker-in-training Gladie Burger, who stumbles into a dangerous quagmire of murder and red-hot romance.
Three months has been Gladie Burger’s limit when it comes to staying in one place. That’s why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family’s matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What’s more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has “the gift.” But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.
When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder. It’s not too long before she’s in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she’s unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?
“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
“In the tradition of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, Elise Sax’s new novel is a funny, sexy ride.”—Valerie Frankel, author of Four of a Kind
“What a fun book! It will leave reader’s begging for more.”—Kim Gruenenfelder, author of There’s Cake in My Future
WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of STARTING NOW by Debbie Macomber!
This week we’re giving away 10 copies of STARTING NOW by Debbie Macomber, a return to Seattle’s beloved Blossom Street in this heartfelt tale of friendship, renewal, and discovering what’s truly important in life. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below!
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WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Hot Holiday Hop #FREE books + $25 GC – Featuring #releaseme
On Sale this week!
Here’s what’s coming this week and next from Random House Romance.
|Kept by Shawntelle Madison (On Sale 11/27)
Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she’s now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.
Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected . . . or else risk losing everything.
New Release – Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
From #1 New York Times bestselling author JANET EVANOVICH comes Notorious Nineteen
Whether Bounty Hunter Stephanie Plum is tracking down a con man or working side-by-side with the two hottest men in town
she must remember no guts…no glory! Read more
Sneak Peek: RUNNING WILD by Linda Howard and Linda Jones
Love Cowboys? We’ve got just the thing for you. In book 1 of this steamy new contemporary Western romance series by two blockbuster authors, a cowboy and a woman on the run take a stand and fight for love.
Check out an exclusive excerpt below, and don’t forget, today is your last chance to enter this week’s giveaway!
New Re-release – The Trustworthy Redhead by Iris Johansen
About the book:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen gives readers a sensational story of man who has everything . . . except the trust of the woman he adores.
Billionaire Alex Ben Raschid can’t remember the last time he heard the word “no.” As Houston’s economic powerhouse and heir to a vast, oil-rich Middle Eastern sheikdom, Alex is used to getting what he wants. And when he lays eyes on Sabrina, the sensuous redhead hired to belly dance for his party, he wants her . . . and immediately sets out to possess her—heart and soul. But it is clear that his virile and arrogant manner will never win him Sabrina’s heart. Could Alex ever be humble enough to sway her? Read more
New Release: The Sins of the Mother by Danielle Steel
About the book:
Every woman makes choices. And no one has made more difficult choices than Olivia Grayson. The enormously successful businesswoman missed out on much of her children’s lives while she built her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Danielle Steel’s character-rich new novel, Olivia faces the past, tries to balance the present, and makes amends where due, while still running her vastly successful business. Read more
Naughty & Nice a bundle of delicious delight for the holidays
On Sale now!
About the book:
’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday-themed novellas! Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are quickly becoming the biggest names in the genre. Ruthie Knox tells a heartwarming contemporary story of first loves given the gift of a second chance; Molly O’Keefe releases the ghosts of Christmas past with a prequel to her novel Crazy Thing Called Love; and Stefanie Sloane weaves an irresistible Regency tale of fiery passion that burns deep on a cold winter’s night. Read more
New Release: Hotel Vendome by Danille Steel
About the book:
America’s #1 bestseller • First time in paperback!
There are some places you visit, and some places you never leave behind. Danielle Steel’s new novel follows a devoted father and the daughter he raises in the fascinating upstairs-downstairs world of a glamorous Manhattan hotel. Read more
On Sale Today!
|Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank (On Sale 10/30)
The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.
|The Recruit by Monica McCarty (On Sale 10/30) Read more|
On Sale Today: New Christmas Novel from Debbie Macomber
On sale today from Random House Romance: a brand new Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy novel from Debbie Macomber. Watch this charming video of Debbie in her office discussing the plot . . .
“Bonnet Fiction” We Love
I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been seeing “Amish” everywhere. Between the Amish hair-cutting attacks, and the new TLC mini-series Breaking Amish, the Christian Mennonite subgroup has been all over the media. Mainstream society seems to be fascinated. Similarly, in the romance world, Amish romance as a genre has been on the rise for a few years now, with no sign of stopping. Affectionately, we’ve dubbed it “Bonnet Fiction”.
Debbie Macomber discusses The Inn at Rose Habor
Take a glimpse inside Debbie Macomber’s office! In this video, Debbie discusses the real-life inspiration behind her new novel, The Inn at Rose Harbor.
Erotic reads – if you like Fifty Shades of Grey try The Dark Garden
If you loved Fifty Shades of Grey . . . get ready to enter The Dark Garden.
A deliciously potent tale of one woman’s quest for self-discovery. Read more
Guest Post from Emily March: Every once in a while, a girl needs to fantasize about James Bond.
When I started writing my Eternity Springs series, I set out to write characters who readers feel like they know, characters they’d like to have as friends in real life. Based on reader mail and social media posts, I succeeded. The Callahans, the Timberlakes, the Murphys, and the Raffertys are next-door neighbor kind of people–nice, decent people with ordinary lives and everyday problems.
Jack Davenport, the hero in NIGHTINGALE WAY, is different.
Jack is the mystery man of Eternity Springs, a character who is larger than life. He’s wealthy, secretive, tall, dark and dangerous—one of those characters who is simply fun to write. Jack is a CIA operative, a spy, a secret agent man.
See, every once in a while, a girl needs to fantasize about James Bond.
Book Review – Nightingale Way by Emily March
Review of – Nightingale Way……by Emily March
This novel is our latest visit to enchanting Eternity Springs, in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The story centers around Jack Davenport, Black Ops mystery man, and wealthy owner of Eagle’s Way. The mansion sits atop a mountain, is visited by few, and is Jack’s very private retreat.
Catherine Blackburn Davenport known as Cat, is a journalist that seems to find dangerous breaking stories. She just reported on a dog fighting conspiracy, that involves celebrities, and politicians alike. A fire bombing at her home demonstrates how much her life is in danger. Jack and Cat share a heartbreaking secret that tore their life and marriage apart. Now Cat needs protection. Jack will put his anger and heartbreak aside, and risk his life to keep her safe. Read more