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September's Cafe Chronicles

The kids are going back to school and the weather is changing. So now is the time to pamper yourself with some fun!

Well, we have lots for you to do!


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Meet The Tule Group


When Carter, half demon, comes to Menolly and her sisters, asking for their help, they think he's just had a tiff with Shimmer, his blue dragon girlfriend.

But after talking to Alex Radcliffe, the owner of the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency where Shimmer works, they suspect that she has been kidnapped by an old enemy of Alex's.

Now, Alex joins forces with the D'Artigo sisters in a desperate race to find Shimmer before Julian, a powerful vampire from Alex's past with a grudge to settle, can use the dragon to wreak havoc on Seattle as revenge.

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Do you like Steampunk? Do you know Steampunk? Want to meet the authors who give us those great stories? You can see it here.

Here are our guest bloggers for the month:

  • 10th - Revelry! Canes and Scales by S.A. Garcia
  • 12th - Revelry! The Mechanikals by John Dodds
  • 15th - Heather Massey's Steampunk Cafe'
  • 17th - Revelry! Saga of the Steampunk Witches, Flight of the Crow, by Melanie Thompson
  • 19th - Revelry! Clockwork Killer by Ian Hall


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  • Liz Fountain
  • Laura Hamby
  • Shelynn Jones
  • Emily Poule


Join our Google+ Community

Book lovers Unite! We as book lovers are a one of kind group. So we have made a new community on Google for book lovers. Join here.

Help us shape our new community! Join the conversation here.


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September is a great month to enter our contests – school is back in session, fall is on its way in, and the smell of every state fair is telling us to relax. What better way to relax than have a book in your hand? There are nine chances to win something this month!

August was an exciting month for our contests! Congratulations to our nine winners: Jane, Karen, Joan, Laura, LaRonda, Isabella, Meghan, Rita, and Leah!! You should be hearing from our authors shortly to receive your prizes. And I'd like to thank our CTR authors - Ju, Parker, Julie, JP, Molly, and JB - for allowing us to host your Featured Contest! It was a pleasure!!


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Til Death do us Part by Jennifer Mueller


Chat Parties!

We now have all of our chat events listed in one place (besides the calendar). Check it out here.

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  • 2 - New Release Chat
  • 9 - No Chat
  • 16 - No Chat
  • 18 - Lorie O'Claire and Laurie Fitzgerald
  • 23 - Big Sister/Brother Event - The Mocha Milieu
  • 30 - Through the Mists with Yasmine Galenorn

Are you a reader that loves spending time on Facebook to find new and interesting reads? Love to share new covers from your favorite authors? How about reading snippets with cliffhangers? If you enjoy all these things, and you enjoy chatting with your favorite and new authors, then  join us in our Mocha Milieu Event room on Facebook today! Oh, and don't forget to join the group and get regular updates so you're in the know about which events are happening and when!

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  • 3: Seduction: One Fortune at a Time Chat from 9:00am-4:00pm EST
  • 5: What to do With a Minx Chat from 9:00am-9:00pm EST
  • 12: Fun Friday with Astraea Press from 8:00pm-10:00pm EST
  • 13: Aussie Authors in an American Publishing World Chat 8:30pm-10:30pm EST
  • 23: Big Sister/Brother Event
  • 27: HeartFelt Promos Author's Comment and Win a Prize Chat All Day


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  • Sharon Buchbinder
  • Karen Cote'
  • Cheryl Gorman
  • Cassiel Knight
  • Gail Koger
  • Jennifer Kacey
  • Virginia Nelson
  • Charity Parkerson
  • Helen R Rosburg



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Looking for a way to cut down on the time spent doing social media? Want to use Google+ more? Check out Friends+Me! This service posts anything you post to Google+ including videos, and photos to up to 5 other social media. With Google+ becoming more and more popular and with the need to use more image based media, this is one way to do so and increase your readership at the same time.

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Congratulations to the following authors who won a month of advertising:




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Coffee Time Recommended Reads

CTRR Award

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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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.

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. 

Say hello and welcome to our newest author in our forums:


When you have an issue with an element of writing you've not done before, two of my ironic friends found a great website to help you out!

Noe Yornot: I'm having a conflict writing my conflict.

Iam Witty:

Noe Yornot: I don't know when to insert my flashbacks.

Iam Witty:

Noe Yornot: Wait, I could use foreshadows can't I?

Iam Witty:

Noe Yornot: Your feedback is horrible. 

Iam Witty:

Noe Yornot: Alas, I can start suffering and write my novel. 

Iam Witty:

Noe Yornot: I liked that last dramatic line. I am so witty!

Iam Witty: No, you're not.

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Check back for more in 2015!


Coffee Thoughts, the Book Blog Click here

1  Book Brew with the Crew

Steam Punk!! This is such a fun and exciting new genre that mixes elements of many others and creates a delightful world where technology is limited to steam and clockwork, hot air balloons and other Victorian era devices and inventions. Where more than a touch of magic and mayhem is found at every turn and adventurous souls fight air pirates, explore exotic places and get to dress up in the neatest fashions with buckles and gears and hardware as jewelry, frills and flourishes and dashing, delightful nostalgic attire of the past! Worlds such as found in Around the World in Eighty Days. Wild, Wild West and many other milieus may be explored here!  Join us for an anniversary bash and steam-y adventure on Book Brew, Monday September 1 from noon until eight PM EDT!! 

2 Claudine's Sweet Treats
3 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Merry Farmer
4 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Rachel Brimble
5 Falling into 1Night Stands
7 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with JoAnne Tucker
8 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Zenobia Renquist
9 Claudine's Sweet Treats
10 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Jamie Wesley
12 Chat with your favorite authors
13 Love is out of this world with the newest in romantic science fiction
14 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Lisabet Sarai
16 Claudine's Sweet Treats
17 Total E-Bound Excerpt Day
18 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Carolann Camillo
19 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Alina K. Field
20 Author Excerpt Day
22 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Lori Foster
23 Claudine's Sweet Treats
25 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Crissy Smith
26 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Ashley Ladd
29 Coffee, Books, and a Blog with Beth Carter
30 Claudine's Sweet Treats

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

Happy anniversaries to these poor souls who were trapped in the Coffee Crew and just can't get out (evil laugh)


Publisher & Author News

Champagne Books

Open for submissions! We are currently accepting the following: Contemporary romance, Erotic romance in all subgenres, Historical romance-specifically highland/scottish, medieval, cowboy/western/native american indian, Urban Fantasy romance, Paranormal

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Changeling Press

Are You A Future Changeling?

Do you write short, hot, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, or BDSM Women’s Erotica? You may be a future Changeling.

Why Changeling?
With more than ten years of Speculative Fiction publishing history, Changeling Press has a proven track record of helping new authors get their start, as well as providing a “Safe, Sane, and Consensual” home for more experienced authors. Ten years later, many of our first authors still write for us.

What can I expect from Changeling?
Prompt response to submissions.
Complete edits, proofing, line edits, and copy edits.
Your choice of photo or CGI cover art.
Open discussion groups for sharing ideas and industry concerns.
New Author support from Changeling Staff as well as other Changeling authors.
A cooperative, shared network for marketing and promotions.
Payroll with detailed statements issued monthly, every month, without exception.
Your choice of prompt reversion of rights, renewal, or month by month continued availability of your work after three year contract term is completed.
Buy out option for early termination.
No Drama.

What do our authors say about Changeling?
Many Changeling who have gone on to larger markets still write for us.
Of the more than 2200 books published at, well over half are still in publication, and many that are no longer available as single titles are now in Box Sets and Anthologies. With a relaxed, open atmosphere and a spirit of cooperativeness, many Changelings stay because we like it here.

If you’re looking for a home for your short, hot, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, or BDSM Women’s Erotica, you may be a future Changeling.

What do you have to offer Changeling?

Submissions Guidelines:
Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, or BDSM Women’s Erotica 10,000 to 35,000 words, single titles, series, or serials accepted. Send cover letter, one to two paragraph synopsis, publishing history, promo plan, and full manuscript in RTF format to

Complete submissions guidelines available at

Liquid Silver Books

Submission Call - Liquid Silver Books is excited to announce two new collections, Some Like It Hot and The Zodiac Connection. All collections have a dedicated page at and worldwide distribution.

Some Like it Hot:  Give us your hottest stories centered around firefighters and the ones they love.  Heat Level of 3-4, all genres and pairings welcome—the hotter the better!

Zodiac Connection:  Send us sensual stories bringing two star crossed lovers together under the sign of the zodiac. 2-3 heat level, all genres, M/F, F/F, M/M

Submission Guidelines:
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The London Magazine

The London Magazine’s prestigious short story competition is returning for its third year in September. We are home to some of the very best names in short story writing, including Raymond Carver, Alison MacLeod, Hilary Mantel and William Boyd.

To continue its literary history, The London Magazine is always looking for new voices from across the world. Our competitions provide emerging literary talent with an opportunity for publication and distinguished recognition.

Opening date: 1st September 2014 Deadline: 31st October 2014


1st Prize: £500 (and published in a future issue of The London Magazine)
2nd Prize: £300 (and published on The London Magazine’s website)
3rd Prize: £200 (and published on The London Magazine’s website)

Entry fee: £10 per short story.

Judges: Polly Samson and Harriet Kline.



Coffee House Authors
AC Katt Dena Garson Jennifer Robins Leigh Carron P.L. Parker Talia R. Blackwood
A. M. Griffin Denise A. Agnew Jenny Penn Leslie Soule Paloma Beck Tatiana Caldwell
A.R. Von Denysé Bridger Jewel Adams LeTeisha Newton Pamela Labud Tara Fox Hall
Alexandra O'Hurley Desiree Holt jj Keller Lex Valentine Parker Kincade Tara Quan
Alina K. Field Diana Green Jim Cangany Lillian Francis Piper Denna  
Alison Beightol Diane Craver Jo-Ann Power Lily Graison Rebecca Heflin Tess Morrison
Angela Smith Donna Gallagher JoAnne Myers Linda Hadaway Rae Lori Theresa Scott
Anju Gattani Doralynn Kennedy Joyce Proell Linda Lattimer Rae Monet Therese Kinkaide
Anna Chaput Doris O'Connor Jolynn Raymond Linda Mooney Reeni Austin Tigris Eden
Anne Hope Eden Bradley Ju Ephraime Linn Random Regina Andrews Tina Gayle
Anne Riley   Judy Baker Lisa Carlisle Regina Paul Tina DC Hayes
BA Tortuga Elizabeth Fountain Julia Bade Lisa Marie Wilkinson Renee Reynolds Tracy Bilen
B.J. McCall Elyzabeth M. VaLey Julia Talbot London Saint James Rhonda Lee Carver V.S. Nelson
Bev Haynes Em Taylor Julie Lence Lori Derby Bingley Robin Renee Ray Vicki Batman
Billi Jean Erika Almond June Kramin Lorie O'Clare
Roseanne Dowell Viki Lyn
Brenda Whiteside Ericka Scott Justus Roux Lynn Rae Roz Lee Wendi Zwaduk
C. J. Starr Erin Grace K. C. Burn MK Schiller Rue Allyn Zayne Michaels
Candy Caine Fran Veal Kaitlin Maitland   Ruth Ann Nordin Zenobia Renquist
  Franny Armstrong Kara Griffin Madeline Pryce Ryssa Edwards  
Carol Rose   Karen Cote' Madison Sevier S. Durham  
Carole Ann Moleti Gen Bailey Karen Kay Margie Church Sabrina Garie  
Cassandra Carr Gina Gordon Karen Stivali Marian Lanouette Sabrina York  
Cassandra Dean Gwynn Morgan Karen M. Zarkowski Marilu Mann SaBrowny Rae  
Cassiel Knight Heather Hiestand Kaye Spencer Mary Carter Sam Cheever  
Cat Adams   Kayelle Allen Mary M. Forbes Sandra Cox  
Catherine Chernow Hurri Cosmo Kelly Gendron Mary Martinez    
Charity Parkerson Hywela Lyn Kelley Heckart Meg Mims Sasha Cottman  
Cheryl Lane JB Brooks Kelly McDonough Melanie Nilles Scarlet Hunter  
Chris Karlsen J.P. Grider Kellyann Zuzulo Melinda Curtis Scarlett Sanderson  
Christina Tetreault J.S. Wayne Kerry Adrienne   Shannan Albright  
Christine Young Jackie M. Smith Kerry Schafer Miss Mae Sharon Buchbinder  
Claudia Shelton Jackie Nacht Kelsey Browning Moira Keith Shelley Munro  
Constance Phillips Jackie Weger Kimber Vale Molly Ann Wishlade Shoshanna Evers  
  James L. Hatch Kimberly Adkins Morgan Kearns Sibel Hodge  
Cristal Ryder Jane Leopold Quinn Lace Daltyn N. J. Walters Silver James  
D.J. Gross Jane O'Roarke Laura Tolomei Nadine Christian Sloan McBride  
Danica St. Como Jane Toombs Lauren Clark Nancy Haddock Sultry Summers  
Danni Price Jennifer Comeaux Lauren Linwood Natalie-Nicole Bate Susan Hanniford Crowley  
Debora Dennis Jennifer James LaVerne Thompson   Suz deMello  
Dee Brice Jennifer Kacey Leah Braemel Nicole Morgan    
Deirdre O'Dare Jennifer Mueller Leesa Bow Opal Carew Sylvia McDaniel  

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