Anne Barton’s When She Was Wicked received a starred review in Publishers Weekly: “Sensual and solid, this debut is a story demanding to be read. The characters are believable and relatable, and Barton smartly blends issues of morality and Regency era social class with passion and excitement.”

Karna Small Bodman had five radio interviews around the country and two speeches in November. Also she was featured on Kim Lowe’s blog at SOS Aloha: Aloha to Karna Small Bodman and Castle Bravo.

Amanda Brice released Short & Sweet: Four Fun & Flirty Tales. She will be donating 100% of her author proceeds from now through New Year’s to rebuild communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Also, she and Rebecca York were interviewed by journalist Jonathan Wilson from WAMU, 88.5 FM. The interview – in which they discuss writing, the romance genre, and the brand-new Washington Loves Romance online book club – aired November 30.

Denny S. Bryce’s erotic romance/urban fantasy, The Vampire Lust Club, is a finalist in the Launching a Star Contest presented by the SpacecoasT Authors of Romance (STAR). It’s in the futuristic/fantasy category and the final round judges are Liz Pelletier, Entangled Publishing, and Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency.

Robin Covington’s debut, best selling novel, A Night of Southern Comfort, was nominated for Best Contemporary Romance from an Indie Press/Self Pub in the 2012 RT Book Reviews Book Reviewer’s Choice Awards.

Rancher’s Son, Leigh Duncan’s fourth Harlequin American Romance, hit store shelves on November 27th, just in time for Christmas. Reviewers have called this book “a wonderful story of second chances and new beginnings–Western style” (Coffee Time Romance & More) and “a heartwarming story…the kind of story that Harlequin does best” (Night Owl Reviews).

Alexa Egan’s regency-paranormal Imnada Brotherhood series kicked off in November with the release of prequel novella, Awaken the Curse. The first book in the series, Demon’s Curse, received 4-1/2 stars from RT and is due to hit store shelves December 26th!

Diane Gaston will be signing her latest release, Born to Scandal (Harlequin Historical Dec 2012), at Turn the Page Bookstore on Dec 8. Born to Scandal was recently reviewed in the Chicago Tribune and called “a gracefully written, satisfying treat.”

Gwen Hernandez had her first video interview last week with Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn. They chatted about Scrivener and Gwen’s book Scrivener For Dummies. Listen to it here: http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/11/22/writing-scrivener-gwen-hernandez/

Diana Quincy’s manuscript, The Parachutist, is a finalist in the 2012 Golden Gateway Contest’s unpublished historical category.

Elisabeth Staab’s upcoming release, Prince of Power, got a 4-star review from RT Magazine. Also, GraveTells nominated her for Most Promising New Author.

Laurel Wanrow’s science fiction romance, Passages, won the paranormal category of the NJRWA Put Your Heart In a Book Contest.