Book Releases & Deals
Jax Cassidy sold her novella Three Days Of Sexy to Amberquill.
Betty Hechtman signed a multi-book deal with Berkeley for her crochet mystery series.
T.J. Bennett sold The Legacy to Medallion Press. This is her first sale.
Cassidy Kent sold Dolce And Diana and Miranda Writes to Phaze, and Dear John to Amber Heat.
Lynne Marshall‘s next medical romance, In His Angel’s Arms, will first be released in hardback in the UK in May 2007, then paperback in July 2007.
Lynne Marshall‘s Her Baby’s Secret Father was released at Amazon.com in September.
Lucie Simone’s e-book, A Taste Of Italy was released from Cobblestone Press.
Kate Willoughby sold her Samba story to Phaze.
Lisa Bradley sold her Samba story to Phaze.
Lynne Marshall‘s novel Her L.A. Knight will be released in the U.K. in hard cover in January of 2007, and in paperback in March of 2007.
Lynne Marshall’s next novel will be titled Her L.A. Knight.
Betty Hechtman sold her short story On The Road to Woman’s World. This is her sixth story they have published.
Lynne Marshall received a two-book deal from Harlequin Mills & Boon for two more medical romances.
Brenda Scott Royce sold the sequel to Monkey Love.
Eden Bradley sold her erotic novella, Sanctuary, to Berkley Heat.
Kim Crawford’s story Hot Stuff was released with this week’s Woman’s World.
Lisa Bradley got a two-book deal with Bantam Dell.
Melissa Jarvis-Prieto received representation from Caren Jonson of the Firebrand Agency.
Kate Willoughby sold a short story to Woman’s World Weekly. This makes her fifth story accepted by the magazine.
Kate Willoughby sold her novel, Losing It, to Liquid Silver Books.
Jeanne Laws signed contracts with LooseID for her novels Animal Dreams and A Good Man Is Hard To Find.
Leigh Court signed with Nephele Tempest of The Knight Agency, for her futuristic romance, The Edge Of Time.
Mollie Molay’s How To Marry The Boy Next Door (Sullivan’s Rules book 2) was released by the Harlequin Italian branch.
Lisa Bradley acquired representation from Roberta Brown of the Brown Literary Agency, Ltd.
Betty Hechtman was offered a two-book deal by Brown Barn Books for her young adult novels, Blue Schwartz, and Nefertiti’s Necklace. Both are due out in Fall of 2006.
Contests & Recognition
Nicole Coady finaled in the mystery category of the Heart of the West contest with Moonlight on Diamonds.
Robena Grant‘s Gone Tropical took third place in the Where The Magic Begins contest.
Robena Grant‘s Beyond The Shadows won first place in the contemporary category of the Haunted Hearts contest.
T.J. Bennett ‘s The Justice Seeker, was awarded Best In Show for the Heart To Heart contest.
Dawn Halliday’s Historical Revenge took first place in the Ticket To Write 2006 contest. She was a finalist in the Golden Rose contest, and she received a request for the full manuscript from Hillary Sares of Kensington.
T.J .Bennett‘s The Justice Seeker placed second in the Emerald City Opener, third in the Northwest Houston Lone Star Writing Competition, and won the paranormal category of the Heart To Heart Contest.
L.A. Romance Authors members coming back from RWA® National Conference with requests for full or partial manuscripts are as follows: Trish Cerrone, Robena Grant, Lynne Marshall, Betty Hechtman, Sandra Richards, D’Anne Avner, and Leigh Court.
Cara King finaled in RWA®’s Bookseller’s Best contest.
Dawn Halliday accepted the position of editor at Liquid Silver Books.
Leigh Court‘s novella The Disciplinarian (Secrets, Vol. 15) won first place in the erotica category of the 2006 More Than Magic contest.
Brenda Scott Royce was interviewed on Fiction Nation for XM Satelite radio.
The LARA Confidential finaled in the RWA® newsletter competition.
Leigh Court finaled in the More Than Magic published contest with The Disciplinarian.
Cara King finaled in the 2006 Holt Medallion Competition with My Lady Gamester.
Jane Thompson finaled in the RITA® contest in the Best Novella category with Simon Saysfrom Secrets Vol. 15.
Trish Cerrone finaled in the Golden Heart® contest in the Mainstream With Romantic Elements category with A Virgin In L.A.
Cassidy Kent won the Phaze Surge Heat Contest.
Cassidy Kent won the Amber Quill Heat Wave™ Contest.
Julia Stapp finaled for the Linda Howard Award Of Excellence in the Short Category with her manuscript, Wildfire.
Saturday, February 11th, Linda O. Johnston had a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Santa Clarita from 12 to 2.