WRW Celebrations – August

Christi Barth kicked off August with the release of her contemporary romance Planning for Love from Carina Press. It is the first in her Aisle Bound series, so she’s super excited!

Karna Bodman continued to market her new romantic thriller, Castle Bravo (which is out now in hardback, trade paperback, e-book and audio formats). She’s on the road in California, and in August, she did three radio interviews; a talk/signing at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego with Ralph Pezzullo who co-writes the Seal Team Six books; and two speeches to clubs in Rancho Santa Fe, California and La Jolla, California.

The audiobook edition of Codename: Dancer by Amanda Brice was released by AudioLark on August 14. A week earlier, WRW’s own Robin Covington featured Amanda’s book trailer on the Happy Ever After blog on www.USAToday.com.

Leigh Duncan submitted the requested proposal of Major League Dad to Harlequin American.

Passion Creek, the third book in Avery Flynn’s steamy romantic suspense Layton Family Series, came out Aug. 31.

Kimberly Kincaid finaled in the TARA and the unpublished Maggies (both with Food For Thought), started up a brand new website, and sold three manuscripts to Kensington.

Loving Lady Marcia, the first book in Kieran Kramer’s new Regency-set historical series called The House of Brady, hit store shelves August 28.

Montlake Romance announced in August it will re-release Sweet Tea and Secrets by Nancy Naigle (new cover, new twists) on Sept. 25 in print, digital and audio.

Marsha Nuccio finaled in the Women’s Fiction category of the Stiletto chick lit contest.

Diana Quincy’s current WIP is a finalist in the 2012 Maggie contest. The Parachutist also won the 2012 Duel on the Delta and placed second in the 2012 Ignite the Flame contest. Her manuscript Tempting Bella placed first in the 2012 Laurie contest.

At crime fiction conference Killer Nashville, Jane Sevier served on author panels about cozy, traditional, and humorous mysteries and on independent publishing.

Lynne Silver signed a contract with Ellora’s Cave for a novella entitled The Geek Billionaire’s Secret Lover.

LaShell Stratton-Childers was nominated for the 8th annual African American Literary Award for her book, A Love Built to Last by L.S. Childers.

Hope Tarr inked the contract for a novella with Entangled Publishing. A Cinderella Christmas Carol will release in November 2012 as part of Hope’s Suddenly Cinderella contemporary fairy tale themed romance series.