June always reminds me of 'June brides' and flowers and love. It also makes me think of a new beginning.
sigh Yes, romance is in the air!
Got the kids for the summer? Then you are going to need some escapes (wink) Stop by and join any of the fun below!
eBook Store Sales for June:
- BURST - 25% off all eBooks
- Carnal Passions - 25% off all eBooks
- Champagne Books - 25% off all eBooks
- Changeling Press - 20% off eBooks
- Damnation Books - 25% off all eBooks
- Decadent Publishing - 50% off all eBooks
- Eternal Books - 25% off all eBooks
- New Dawning Bookfair - 40% off all eBooks
- Red Rose Publishing - 20% off all eBooks
Welcome to our new Indie Corner Authors:
Tracey H. Kitts
Never miss a book release or forget about purchasing a future release again. You can now pre-order eBooks in our store. They will automatically show up in your download area, and you will receive a reminder email when it is available!
Set in the turn of the thirteenth century Scottish Highlands, this is the story of Daniel MacLaurin, a handsome, rugged warrior-laird haunted by his past, and Maryn Donald, the beautiful, high-spirited lass destined to help him find his heart's ease.
After his mother and grandfather, the only family he has ever known, are viciously murdered in a surprise invasion when he is a lad of 13, Daniel spends years focusing on training as a warrior and rebuilding his fortress, determined to control the world around him so that nothing like it will ever happen again.
Maryn Donald is a wild child; a lass who, as the only offspring of her widowed father, has been indulged in her high-spiritedness. So much so, that she takes matters into her own hands when she sees that the neighboring clan is mistreating their horses. She impetuously steals them and then, as recompense for her crime, must wed the powerful, wealthy young laird about whom she's heard such disturbing rumors: Daniel MacLaurin.
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Do you like Steampunk? We have been working for months to get our new area set up and ready for our Grand Opening Party! You can see it here.
We have a great bunch of authors who are stopping by and blogging with us here. Here is this month's schedule:
- 4th - Revelry! Mudlark Girl by Gloria Harchar
- 8th - Revelry! Rajasthani Moon by Lisbet Sarai
- 12th - Steamin' with Maeve Alpin
- 15th - Heather Massey's Steampunk Cafe'
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This month's Author Host is Christie Palmer
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I am so happy to see the sunshine and feel the fresh lake breeze again. School is out and life is good. I've got a ton of books to read this summer. Maybe a few days at the beach with a huge bottle of water, some sunscreen, a towel, and book are in order.
It seems as if everyone is loving the new Featured Contests. Here are June's authors and the prizes they are offering:
- Crystal-Rain Love is giving away a signed copy of Slayer's Prey- Book II in the Blood Revelation series.
- Sara Durham would love two winners for her contest. One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. The second winner will get The Lycan Moon and The Jaguar Sun (Books 1 & 2 in the Wild Magick series).
- Therese Kinkaide is offering a winner's choice of either Luther's Cross, Fairytale, Just Like Them or Small Hours.
- Emily Wood has a $20 Amazon gift card to give the winner of her contest.
- Emma Leigh Reed will give away a signed copy of Mirrored Deception.
I am overwhelmed by the response to the changes we have made to the Featured Contests! I've always believed we have amazing authors and readers, but you all have gone above in beyond. We were so worried with how people would respond to what we did, yet you showed us we had nothing to worry about. Thank you for accepting the changes with such passion! Here are May's winners:
- Kelly won the Jody Bergsma notecards, Meadow Fairies picture frame, and Body Art stick on from Kelley Heckart.
- Susan is the winner of a $10 gift card to Beautiful Trouble Publishing from Marteeka Karland.
- Eva and Janice will each receive a signed set of the Barboza Brothers books from Reeni Austin.
- Tamara won a signed copy of Rescuing Lacey from Rebecca Heflin.
- Eleanor will get an e-copy of Betrayed Bride from Alison Knight.
Free Reads Click here
- Bug Stuff by Vicki Batman
- New York Can't Wait by Elise VanCise
Welcome to Coffee Time Romance and More's Elite 12 of 2013 and we happily present you with June's 2013 Caramel Corner. A site that goes above and beyond all to help the writing community.
Angela and Becca go above and beyond for our writing community time and again. They launched their first book by hosting a huge event referred to as the "Random Acts Of Kindness Blitz." AKA the ROAK Blitz. Which engaged writers from all genres and all levels of the community.
On top of that a good portion of the sales went to help funding families in other countries to learn how to care for the animals to feed their families with.
Their blog has so many wonderful tools for writers to help enhance their writing experiences so their readers will be amazed.
Their first book the The Best selling "Emotion Thesaurus" started from a single thread at a critique site called "Critique Circle." in one of many threads they asked CCers what emotions they found hardest to describe and couldn't find coverage of. The E.T. started from a discussion on the forums and grew.
From there these incredible authors moved on to other fabulous tools for writers, expanding their thesauruses to include, colors, shapes, textures, symbolism, settings, weather & other earthly phenomenons, character traits, and the latest one: physical attributes.
They spend a lot of time creating awesome resources for all writers who stop by their blog. But that's not all. They periodically offer fabulous writing tips, and even some marketing tips. Now they've started hosting webinars, particularly about interpreting body language. One of the hardest subjects to find any solid info on.
They deserve to be recognized for all of their hard work and for helping so many writers grow on their journeys.
We at Coffee Time are grateful to have such wonderful people determined to rise above and beyond all in the name of helping other writers.
Coffee Crew News
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Cicely is ready to take the throne of Winter, but will rogue vampires Geoffrey and Leo stop her before she can do so?
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The most common professions of heroes in Harlequin Romance novels are doctor (good with his hands) and cowboy (good with his ropes).
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Coffee Time Recommended Reads
Our Coffee Crew works hard every day reading and writing those great reviews because we love it. Out of all the books that the entire staff reads, occassionally one raises to the top of our Staffer's mind. A special book that is just so wonderful, we feel it deserves an extra acknowledgement. So once a month, our Coffee Crew awards a book with the CTRR Award and share it with you.
Not every member of our Coffee Crew will have a 'special' book they recommend, so when one of the books is selected, you know it is special! Stop by our blog to see which books were nominated and won this month...or in the past!
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- 8th - Blush Authors chat all day!
- 13th - Champagne Books and Burst Author's Chat all day on the Chatter's E-loop!
Erotic Group (Yahoo) Click here
- 7th - Amber Quill Pressl Chat with the authors of Amber Quill Press all day
- 8th - Ellora's Cave Authors chat all day!
Live Chat Parties!
4 - New Release Party - June's Books
5- Musa Publishing Event
10- Eirelander/Bahn Sidhe
11- Midnight Seduction Authors
18- Heather Hiestand,
19- XoXo Publishing
20- Champagne Book Group Themed Event - Summer Reads
24- Red Rose Authors Chat
25- Elizabeth Black,
26- South Jersey Women Authors
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So the kiddos are out of school (or close to it) and the summer looms ahead. "Moooooommmm, I'm boooorrrred!" "Moooooommmmm, there's nothing to doooooo!" Any of those things sound familiar? I'm here to help you out. Well, only if you can get your children to read a book. Otherwise, you're on your own.
The library is an excellent place to spend an afternoon with your kids. Imagine the worlds you will be able to expose them to. I used to love whiling away an afternoon (oh, who am I kidding?) a day at the public library.
Introduce them to the books you read as a kid. Allow them to explore the wild with Laura Ingalls, travel the Mississippi with Huck and Jim, or maybe even see Where the Wild Things Are.
It is never too early to expose your kids to reading. From Goodnight, Moon to The Cat in the Hat, the world is full of books of every type for every sort of reader. Even comic books get a child's attention. Traditional books may not be your child's cup of tea, but a graphic novel or comic book may be what sparks their imagination. Superheroes can be pretty spectacular.
And here is a suggestion...I know life is hectic. I know appointments need to be kept, a house needs to be cleaned, laundry needs to be done, bills need to be paid, and you have to go to work. However, let me tell you...those things are not the things your child will remember when you're no longer of this Earth. Instead, they will remember the times when you took a moment to sit and spend it with them. So find a soft spot on a couch or chair and curl up with your child, then take the magickal journey into imagination with them and read them a book (or let them read it to you). Have a happy summer and make a ton of memories!
This is the book lover's community that has been waiting for you. Join us for fun and meet people who share the same love of books that you do. Author's Coffee Corner - Stop by our Author group area and find hundreds of authors who have their Author area with us. Java Junction is filled with publisher and author groups. Special Interests is filled with hobbies, fun things, cooking tips, recipes, and great things to do.
We are always looking for new ways to improve our forums. We want you to help us our future in our forums! So post your idea or read and comment on other ideas. What do you want to see in our Forums?
Stop by and welcome our newest forum authors and a new group:
The Marketing for Romance Writers motto is "Seek, teach, share, learn, succeed." MFRW is open to the literary community. We teach members marketing and publicity, and work together to provide opportunities. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and now Coffee Time Romance. We brainstorm ideas, get feedback, and find others for mutual promotion. We are associated with www.marketingforromancewriters.org The group was founded in 2006 by author Kayelle Allen, and has a staff of over a dozen volunteers. All our training is free. Join us!
Latte Lounge & forum chat Events, Click here:
- 7th - Wicked Women of Erotic Romance Chat - Chat with Sheri Fredricks, Nikki Prince, Yvonne Nicolas, Tammy Dennings Maggy, Seraphina Donavan, DX Luc, AR Von all day in the Latte Lounge
- 21 - Melange Mania Chat. Chat with authors Mysti Parker, Melissa Starr Matney-Diaz , Charmaine Pauls, JoAnne Myers, and S. Hampton Sr. all day in the Latte Lounge
- 28th - The Ins and Outs of Indie and Self Publishing Chat. Chat with Jennifer Conner, Joanne Jaytanie, DV Berkom, Sharon Kleve, Chris Karlsen all day in the Latte Lounge
- 29th - HeartFelt Authors Summer Extravaganza. Chat with the authors of HeartFelt Promos all day in the Latte Lounge
The Many Roles of Words is a five-day, five-lesson workshop beginning June 25 and ending June 29, 2013. I use simple prose as examples to make the lessons in the ways words are used to communicate easy to understand. Each lesson discusses one or maybe two of the many roles of words. I give one or a few websites that offer practice in the topic of the day as homework. These sites are also excellent resources for you after the workshop for other grammar challenges you might encounter. Because writers rarely write four- or five-word sentences, you will not submit sentences from your writing for homework.
Who needs this workshop? Can you answer these questions? You may check your answers on my blog.
Which word role/s would you omit if you wanted to cut wordiness?
Which role has a (large) handful of words called “stuntmen” in it?
Which role qualifies as a “sentence” all by itself?
If these questions had you stumped, this workshop is for you. You do want to communicate with your readers clearly, succinctly, and effectively, don’t you?
Seminar Host: MM Pollard's Blog
Coffee Thoughts, the Book Blog Click here
2 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with J. M. Kelley
3 Book Brew with the Crew
Who doesn’t love a good cop, detective, FBI or other federal agent, Interpol or other police officers? We watch them on TV and in the movies and we read tons of “crime stopper” books, be they mystery, romance or other genres. That’s what we are going to feature this month! Police procedural, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense—so long as some form of law enforcement is involved, and hopefully the good guys win. Come join us on June 3 from noon to eight EDT for our monthly Book Brew party. Last month we had a fun scavenger hunt; who knows what we’ll do this time—maybe solve a crime? No, we can’t tell you if Kate Beckett says “yes” to Castle or not but we can definitely have a fun time and let you chat with some new and old favorite authors!
4 Claudine's Treats
5 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Laura Antoniou
6 Thursday Thirteen with Kenra Daniels*
7 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Beverley Eikli
10 Beyotching with Bonnie
11 Claudine's Treats
12 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Courtney Giardina
13 Publisher New Release Rave
Lots of hot new talent can be found at Noble Romance Publishing. We're lucky enough to have these fabulous authors at Coffee Time Romance talking about they're latest and greatest books for our Publisher New Release Rave on Thursday, June 13. Come on by and get a peek at their gorgeous heroes and kick-butt heroines.
14 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Desiree Holt
15 Author Except Day
17 Total E-Bound Release Day
18 Claudine's Treats
19 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Barbara Delinsky
20 Author Excerpt Day
21 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Joan Strasbaugh
22 Frostmania with Crimson Frost Books
Midnight Frost along with its sister company is hosting a pitch session...we're looking to stories in all genres, all heat levels. Currently, we're seeking stories that thrill our readers, stories of suspense, contemporary stories, westerns...
Romance does not have to be the focal point of the story for Midnight Frost. If you have a steamy romance you'd like to pitch we're open to that as well...the hotter the better and for Crimson Frost we do require a HEA/HFN.
How to participate - simply post the first three sentences of your book in the comment section. Those selected will be sent a request for full within 48hours of the event. Please note: Only pitch COMPLETED works, no ideas, or partially completed manuscripts, please.
23 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with M. A. Ellis
24 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Carolann Camillo
25 Claudine's Treats
27 Thursday Thirteen with Kim McMahill*
29 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Jennifer James
30 Author Spotlight Summer's here. Gear up for YA reads.
At Coffee Time Romance, thirteen is a lucky number. What are your favorite thirteen things? What things would you like to see in thirteens? How about thirteen hunky men, or maybe thirteen favorite books, or—yes—your thirteen favorite chocolates. (You better believe there are thirteen great chocolates!) Whatever your favorite thirteen, CTR's weekly Thursday 13 is a great way for you to connect with your readers and give them a little insight into you, their favorite author. If you would like to share a thirteen, contact…..(You fill in as you like)
Coffee Crew News - Find out what our staffers are up to!
Have you ever wanted to know more about our lovely Coffee Crew? Check out their staffer pages here. Surviving our crazy little group is a major accomplishment (grin) so a big hand to these survivors who have amazingly enough have stuck around through all of the fun LOL:
- Anya - 9 years
- AzGaye - 3 years
- Kim - 2 years
- Bonnie-Lass -7 years
- Lori B - 8 years
- Dani - 5 years
- Susan P - 2 years
Susan P. - I’m teaching the Seven Deadly Sins of Fiction for the Outreach Chapter of RWA (June 1-30th) Here’s the link for more information and how to sign up if you’re interested…you’ll need to scroll down the page for the June classes
Give your Facebook Page some caffeine-love with a taste of Latte Likes
Ooh la la-LIKES!
Coffee Time Romance & More's "Latte Likes" Winners are in.
The WINNING authors are:
- Nancy Bell
- Marion Webb-De Sisto
What are Latte Likes you ask?
Awwww…a way to recognize authors for their fabulous Facebook Page!
You know - those who go the extra-mile-for style!
Do you know someone who has a fabulous Facebook Page that is begging for more “likes”?
Or - don't be shy. Feel free to nominate your own page.
Here’s how it works:
- Once the pages are nominated, Coffee Time Romance & More will advertise the nomination and the "liking" will begin.
- There will be an opportunity for (2) Authors to receive this recognition per month.
- Each author will receive the follow prizes:
- All those “Likes” and with it, mega exposure
- Recognition in Coffee Time Romance & More’s high-traffic newsletter – Café Chronicles
- An advertising Package with Coffee Time Romance & More
Plus! Their name will be entered for a chance random drawing to win an iPad Mini in December!
But wait! The participants receive prizes as well. Via random drawing, those who participated and “liked” those pages will be entered to win:
- Our Books-n-Brew Package
- $5 Starbucks Gift Certificate
- $10 to spend at Coffee Time Romance’s Book Store
This month's winners are:
- Kim C
- Nancy B
- Robin C
- Tonya C
So…to nominate your own page or if you know a Facebook Page you like:
- Nominate it here
- (must be the professional page and not the personal one so we can accommodate those “likes”)
Then stay tuned for the announcement of the nominations and commencing of the "likes" on Coffee Time Romance & More's Facebook Page.
Publisher News & Events
Horny Devil Publishing
Open for submissions
June is Horny Devil Featured Author Month. Follow our blog, as we feature a different Horny Devil author each week during the month of June. Comment for a chance to win a free eBook from the authors back-lists.
Champagne Books/BURST/Carnal Passions
*New giveaways every month for a lucky newsletter subscriber! Make sure you're on the list for next month's prize, at www.champagnebooks.com
*Don't like giving out your credit card information over the internet? Options now available for credit card by phone or email. See our FAQ's for details.
* Second Annual Summer Erotic Writing Contest!
Feel the Heat! Submissions Contest! Champagne Book Group is seeking talented authors and their stories for Carnal Passions, our erotic imprint. Carnal Passions accepts erotic romance in all its variations (BDSM, Alternate Lifestyle, M/M, F/F, Menage’ and any and all combinations thereof in any and all genres).
To find this new talent and terrific stories, Champagne Book Group is having a submissions contest for both published and unpublished authors. The top prize is a publishing contract with Champagne Book Group and an advance of $100! Entries will be accepted from June 3, 2013 through June 30, 2013. For more information and how to enter, visit http://www.champagnebooks.com.
Turquoise Morning Press
TMP is proud to sponsor Reader Author Get Together in Cincinnati, OH June 7-9, 2013. Stop by our boardroom for prizes and meet our authors.
Amber Quill Press
All three imprints are open to submissions. Check the Submission tab on each site for details on length, how to submit, etc.
Kellan Publishing is looking to expand on our categories of books and stories. Right now we are accepting submissions for ‘serial stories’ in most any genre (pornographic, erotica, hate crimes etc are not accepted).
Serial stories are like ‘soap operas’. The stories do not end. This means that authors will develop their world with many different characters and plots that will interact with each other at some point – just as in soap operas.
Authors whose submissions are accepted will receive a contract, similar to a publishing contract. Payment is 40% of all book sales of the story minus fees (such as PayPal). Customers subscribe monthly to the story or stories of their choice and then will be able to download two episodes/installments a week to their computer or e-reader (PDF, mobi and epub formats). This means that an author can have 20 subscribers to their story and each customer could literally be on a different installment/chapter as all subscribers start out with the first chapter.
Some of the genres we are looking for include contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, paranormal/supernatural, crime and mystery, time travel, futuristic and so forth.
If you are interested, please visit our website at www.kellanpublishing.com and click on the “KIC Serials” tab.
As always, we are also accepting submissions for novels, novellas and novelettes. For more information, visit our website and click on the “Submit” tab for submitting guidelines and formatting specs.