Happy Monday, everyone! Along with Stiletto Gang, which I’m pleased to belong to, I’m on a Facebook group with several romantic suspense, paranormal romantic suspense, and mainstream suspense authors. After pouring our hearts and souls into a novel, promotion is one of those pesky details we authors do, lest no one learns anything about our latest creations. Addressing this problem, Author Sharon Wray (one of my Golden Heart sisters) and I brainstormed a possible solution. What if we came up with a promotions galore strategy and focused on a DAY OF May Releases.
And that’s what we did! If you’re on Facebook YOU’RE INVITED to subscribe to the MIDNIGHT GARDEN READERS GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/midnightgarden/ to help us celebrate. (Who knows there might be giveaways) !!!
Along with Sharon and Donnell, debut author Kathleen Donnelly who has a K-9 romantic suspense (CHASING JUSTICE release date May 24th) will be dropping by. Midnight Garden Authors, USA Today Bestselling Authors Christine Glover, Misty Evans, Award-winning, multi-published Zoe Dawson, are also touting their May releases. Need more incentive? Well, wait, there’s more! The Midnight Garden Readers Group is home to many more authors; they just don’t have books out this month.
Since this is Sharon’s brainstorm, I thought I’d tell you about this talented author’s exciting May 17th release (available for preorder):
Is love worth risking everything for?
Rose Guthrie, a reluctant erotic dancer, hasn’t trusted
anyone since her parents’ death. Yet, to make money for her brother’s heart
transplant, she agrees to deliver a sealed box to a mysterious buyer. Until the
box—and the seller—disappear. Not surprised by the betrayal, her situation
becomes more dangerous when she learns that two brutal arms dealers also want
the box and are willing to kill everyone she loves for it. With one clue left,
she breaks into Doom—Savannah’s violent, illegal fight club. Unfortunately,
Doom’s referee—the sexy, ex-Army Ranger, Kade Dolan—stands in her way. Although
she harbors a secret attraction to Kade, she can’t let him stop her. If she doesn’t
deliver the box on time, she’ll lose everything. Including her own life.
Rose doesn’t trust ex-Army Ranger, ex-con Kade Dolan, but
that’s okay—he doesn’t trust
himself either. Why? Because he lies to everyone
about everything, including his time in Leavenworth and his job as an illegal
fight club referee. Then there are his two side gigs. The first as an informant
for the Prince, the leader of a secret, two-thousand-year-old private army. The
second, loving from afar the beautiful, secretive Rose Guthrie. After the
Prince discovers Rose is the courier of a lost 18th century artifact, he orders
Kade to help her find the box before their greatest enemy does. If they
succeed, Kade must return it to the Prince. If they fail, Kade must kill
Betrayal or death. When faced with an impossible choice,
Kade can’t lie anymore, at least not when it comes to what he’s about to do the
woman he loves. But when Rose uncovers Kade’s lies, they learn a terrible
truth—the 18th century box holds a secret far deadlier than they imagined. A
secret that could destroy them all.
Sharon, a Jersey girl who landed in Virginia, is a
chemical & patent librarian who once studied dress design in the couture
houses of Paris… and worked as a Red Cross caseworker in South Korea. Because
it took her forever to decide what she wanted to do when she grew up, she now
writes romance and women’s fiction novels filled with suspense, adventure, and
Her bestselling Deadly
Force romantic suspense series is set in a world with scary assassins
who bow before killing, sexy Green Berets seeking redemption, and smart, sassy
heroines who save them all. It’s also a world where, since Sharon is slow and
clumsy, her chances of making it out alive would be slim.
She also writes small-town contemporary romances, gothic
romantic mysteries set in the sultry south, and Christmas stories. Because
nothing brings out the romantic feels more than stories set during the
Army wife, mother of twins, and caretaker of rescue
dogs, she’s repped by Deidre Knight and Kristy Hunter of The Knight Agency.
sales, and giveaways.
So there you go. And while Sharon has romantic suspense covered, I’m targeting readers who prefer mystery, suspense, and thrillers. Releases 5/31, review now on NetGalley, and available for preorder:
When Lt. Everett T. Pope is notified of an explosion in downtown
Denver close to the judicial buildings, his first instinct is gas leak. No such
luck. As Incident Command and Pope’s own Major Crimes unit move in, he discovers
he knows the intended victims—an Assistant U. S. Attorney—and Pope’s former
partner, now a private investigator, has died shielding the injured AUSA with
As ATF and the FBI take over investigating the bombing and unraveling
motives behind the murder attempt, Pope is relegated to a peripheral role. But
the injured AUSA’s aunt is a United States senator used to getting results. She
turns to the team that solved the Black Pearl Killer murders with a very big
ask—find her answers and locate the bomber.
FBI Special Agent Brian DiPietro must recall his entire cold case
team from their far-flung assignments knowing he’s being asked to do the
impossible. The senator, however, doesn’t know the meaning of the word. All too
soon, DiPietro finds his team working alongside ATF on a red-hot mission. One that uncovers a decades’ old cold case.
To learn more about Donnell, check out her website at Author Donnell Ann Bell | Romantic Suspense & Crime Fiction |
Hope you’ll join us on May 31st, for a day of May releases!