Milestones – 2007

Book Releases & Deals

Dawn Halliday sold her Regency Historical, Tangled Hearts to Selina McLemore at Grand Central Publishing (aka Warner Books) in a 3-book deal.

Fronnie Lewis sold her first novel writing as F. Leegh Lewis LA Love to Tiger Publications.

Lynne Marshall‘s article Riveting Revisions – The Key to Getting Published will appear in the January Romance Writer’s Report. Lynne will be teaching this as a workshop at the 2008 Moonlight and Magnolias Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 3-5 2008.

Jax Cassidy’s publisher requested two more novellas and another single title keeping her busy through 2009-2010. Jax is also in discussions with the Zanuck Agency for print and Film/TV representation.

Brenda Scott Royce and Leigh Court are included in the December RWA issue in a story calledSlow and Steady Wins the Race: Battling the Pressure to Produce.

Carol Ericson’s Harlequin Intrigue The Stranger and I will be released Dec. ’07 and Virgin of the Amazon in Red Sage Secrets Vol. 21, Dec. ’07

Christine London made her third sale to Phaze. Her Coast Guard rescue gone wrong story,”Against the Current” has a tentative release date of May 2008.

Carol Ericson made her second sale to Harlequin Intrigue with a tentative release date of Aug. ’08.

Eden Bradley contracted her short erotica story with Harelquin Spice Briefs. Title and release date TBA.

Evie Bryne reports that Samhain has aquired her novella Burn for You.

Sue Swift’s eleventh novel, Spy Game from Five Star Expressions, will be published in February.

Christine London‘s novel Sunninghill Snow is up for a Covey Award for best cover.

Lynne Marshall reports that Mills and Boon has retitled Allergic to Love as Pregnant Nurse, New-Found Family to be released next August 2008 in the UK.

Kate Willoughby’s first Ellora’s Cave book All In was released in September.

Jax Cassidy reports single title novel Art of Sensuality has sold to Parker Publishing. It is set to be released December 2008! Her novella Miranda Writes in the Fortune’s Fool Anthology (written as Cassidy Kent) will be available in print through Phaze Publishing in December 2007.

Leigh Court has sold a second novella to Red Sage Publishing. The Bet will be included in a Secrets anthology set for release in July 2009.

Carol Ericson’s Harlequin Intrigue, The Stranger and I, coming out in December, an erotic novella, Virgin of the Amazon, coming out in Red Sage Secrets Vol. 21 in December, and another erotic novella, Hot on Her Heels, coming out in Secrets Vol. 24 in July.

Harley Jane Kozak’s third Wollie Shelley mystery Dead Ex was published in August.

Lynne Marshall reports that her fifth medical romance titled Allergic to Love has been accepted by Harlequin Mills and Boon.

Kaitlin O’Riley reports Kensington bought the first two historical novels of a series she proposed, and they have an option on the next three.

Jax Cassidy reports Parker Publishing has signed her on as a staple author her debut book for them — The Lotus Blossum Chronicles: Siren’s Seduction (an anthology with Simone Harlow) will be released March 2008. Jax’s second book Fortune’s Fool as Cassidy Kent will be released December 2007.

Kate Willoughby’s interview will appear in Ellora’s Cave Lady Jaided magazine.

T.J. Bennett has a release date for book two, formerly Alonsa’s Choice, now The Promise. Look for it in May 2009.

Evie Byrne sold her first novella to Samhain tentatively titled Dante’s Inferno to be released June 2008.

Christine London sold her single title contemporary novel Soul In His Eyes to Phaze with a planned release date of January 28, 2008.

T.J. Bennett was offered representation by Kevan Lyon of the Sandra Dijkstra Agency based on her paranormal manuscript, The Justice Seeker.

Cara King‘s that her Signet Regency My Lady Gamester will be translated into German, and published by the German publisher Cora.

Eden Bradley recently completed another two-book deal to Bantam (novels #5 & 6).

Patricia Cerrone (2007 Golden Heart Finalist) reports that she has signed with Meredith Bernstein and has accepted 2-book deal from Dorchester for her novel The Captain’s Ring.

Dawn Halliday’s Honeymoon Castaways released at Samhain in June.

Eden Bradley sold two more books to Bantam.

Barbara Hechtman completed a multiple book deal with Berkeley.

Christine London’s Sunninghill Snow released on

Eden Bradley’s Dark Garden released on June 1, 2007.

Kate Willoughby’s article entitled “Sixteen Again” was in the Women’s World June 5th edition.

T.J. Bennett sold to Medallion Press the follow up novel to The Legacy currently titled Alonsa’s Choice.

Cassidy Kent’s first print anthology from One Wicked Winter was released on

Dawn Halliday made her second sale to Ellora’s Cave for their Torrid Tarot line. Dawn’s card is the King of Cups.

Brenda Scott Royce’s agent sold the rights to Monkey Love to a publisher in Thailand and the book will be translated into Thai.

Linda O. Johnston report that there will be at least 2 more Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries after The Fright of the Iguana. Also, Meow is for Murder hit the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestsellers list for the month of February.

Kate Willoughby’s editor at Ellora’s Cave wants to acquire her 15K story, All In.

Lynne Marshall reports selling another medical romance and has a two-book contract.

Lucie Simone was offered a contract for her short story A Taste of Italy from Freya’s Bower.

Dawn Halliday has an offer for a second sale from Ellora’s Cave. She made her first sale to Samhaim Publishing with Honeymoon Castaways.

Eden Bradley sold two more single titles to Bantam.

Contests & Recognition

Eden Bradley’s The Dark Garden received a nomination for Best Erotic Romance in the Romantic Times 2007 Reviewers’ Choice Awards. Winners will be announced in the June edition of Romantic Times.

Eden Bradley will appear at Good Vibrations in San Francisco on Friday October 26th at 7:00 PM for a spicy evening of readings and book signing with erotica authors Molly Weatherfield, Lacy Danes and Lillian Feisty.

Brenda Scott Royce received a 5 star out of 5 rating for Monkey Star on

Christine London had an impromptu booksigning in the UK in the village she used as the setting in Sunninghill Snow.

Brenda Scott Royce is interviewed on the blog Conversations with Famous Authors.

Red Sage author Leigh Court will take part in the Cheers for Writers”Books and Blogging: For Fun and Profit” author panel along with New York Times bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson and erotic romance author HelenKay Dimon on November 18, 2007 at the Barnes & Noble, Burbank from 2-5 pm.

Carol Ericson will have a booksigning at the Borders in El Segundo Sat., Dec. 8, 3:00 – 5:00.

Christine London received a nice review for her novel Sunninghill Snow from the Romance Junkies.

Jax Cassidy and Eden Bradley will be signing books at the West Hollywood Book Fair on Sept. 30th.

Brenda Scott Royce will be speaking/signing Monkey Star at Vroman’s in Pasadena this Tuesday (8/21) at 7 p.m. and there’s a nice article with picture on the SGVtribune’s website.

Brenda Scott Royce’s novel Monkey Love took third place in the First Coast Romance Writers THE BEACON 2007 Published Division – An Award for Excellence in Romance in the Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit/Mainstream category.

The LARA Confidential newsletter (Tai Shan Jackson, Editor) took 2nd Place at the 2007 RWA Chapter Newsletter Contest at Nationals. This year the entries all fell into one category and the judging for the top spot was very tight.

Dawn Halliday’s book Honeymoon Castaways hit #4 on the bestseller list at Samhain.

Eden Bradley was interviewed on Playboy Channel’s Sirius satellite radio show, Night Calls.

Brenda Scott Royce’s Monkey Star received a 4 star review in Romantic Times.

Brenda Scott Royce wrote on Guys in Gorilla Suits on the Huffington Post.

Kate Willoughby’s A Taste of Italy won the New York Book Festival competition for best e-book.

Eden Bradley signed her debut novel, The Dark Garden, Saturday, June 16th at the Barnes & Noble at Calabasas Commons from 1-3 PM

Leigh Court was a guest blogger on RomanceByTheBlog in June.

Eden Bradley was on a KLSX radio program called The Single Life.

Eden Bradley got an awesome plug for her new book in the May RWR in the article called “Show Me More…Tell Me Later.” Author Gemma Halliday says Eden does a great job “showing” her characters growth & emotions in her book The Dark Garden! (pg. 31)

Christine London got her first online book review.

Eden Bradley received a book review of 4 1/2 stars in Romantic Times for her debut novel The Dark Garden.

Evie Bryne was a finalist in the Stroke of Midnight contest in two categories: historical and paranormal.

Lynne Marshall got a 4 star rating from  Romantic Times for One for the Road, her e-pubbed Triskelion book.

Patricia Cerrone’s The Captain’s Ring was chosen as an RWA Long Historical finalist.

Lynne Marshall’s Her L.A. Knight got 4 1/2 stars from Cataromance reviews and her book One for the Road is on sale at Triskelion.

Jax Cassidy will be on a workshop panel at the Romantic Times Convention. The workshop is titled Marketing in the New Age: Demystifying the Website.

Lynne Marshall will be part of a group panel at RWA Nationals forMills and Boon:  Exposing the Truth About Writing Short Contemporary Romance.

T.J. Bennett received a full request for her Golden Heart finalist novel Dreamweaver from Kensington.

Jennifer Haymore’s historical novel Revenge is a finalist in the Linda Howard Award of Excellence and received 2nd in the West Houston RWA’s Emily Awards.

Kaitlin O’Reily’s debut historical romance Secrets of a Duchess received a 4 Star review in the February issue of Romantic Times.

T.J. Bennett is teaching an online workshop based on a LARA workshop titled “The Black Moment and Beyond!” for the League of Midwest Writers.

Dawn Halliday’s Revenge is a finalist in the Emily contest.

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