Milestones – 2008

Draft RWR AdvertBook Releases & Deals

Tanya Hanson’s short story, His Christmas Angel, is available as a free download after December 15th at The Wild Rose Press.

Lucie Simone’s book The Waterdance is now available for download from Liquid Silver Books.

Dawn Halliday’s story Midnight Seduction will be available in ebook and print in Ellora’s Caveman Anthology, Jewels of the Nile IV on December 21. The second book in her Highland Series, Highland Surrender is scheduled to be released in 2010.

Trish Albright’s second book in her Siren Series, Siren’s Secret will be out in May 2009.

Christine London’s Sunninghill Snow will be released in print in February 2009.

Eden Bradley sold a novella Tempt Me Twice to Samhain.

Linda O. Johnston sold a sequel Alpha Force story tentatively scheduled for a 2009 release

Lynne Marshall’s Pregnant Nurse, New Found Family was released on eHarlequin.

Eden Bradley sold Night Moves to Harlequin Spice Briefs.

Betty Hechtmann’s Hooked on Murder has now entered its second printing.

Kate Willoughby’s A Wolf at Her Door, Book 2 in the Be-Wished series was released by Ellora’s Cave and her erotica novel, Carnal Devotions, is available now at Liquid Silver books.

Mia Varano reports a sale of The Gee Spot to eRed Sage. This is her 3rd e-story and her 5th story to Red Sage.

Lucie Simone sold The Waterdance to Liquid Silver Books. No release date yet.

Lynne Marshall has officially signed with the Nancy Coffey Literary and Media representation agency for her single title book: One for the Road.

Carol Ericson sent a requested partial of her single title romantic comedy to Dorchester, and she submitted a full manuscript to Sourcebooks. Carol also made her 3rd Harlequin Intrigue sale,Circumstantial Memories.

Kate Willoughby’s novella, Hostile Takeover, was the #2 erotic romance bestseller on Fictionwise, an electronic bookstore. The second book in her Ellora’s Cave Be-Wished series, A Wolf at her Door, will be released September 24. Kate also sold The Topaz Triad, now titled Secrets of the Jin-Hakku, to Ellora’s Cave and will be out in November.

Brenda Scott Royce’s book, Monkey Star, is a finalist in the ‘Book Buyers Best’  Contest

Lynne Marshall sold her seventh Medical Romance to Harlequin Mills and Boon!

Genella De Grey sold her historical/paranormal Remember Me to Freya’s Bower

Carol Ericson sold her third book to Harlequin Intrigue tentatively titled Hard to Forget. Early 2009 release.

Betty Hechtman‘s Hooked on Murder was released in April.

Brenda Scott Royce has an essay in the new anthology Have I Got a Guy for You: What Really Happens When Mom Fixes You Up.

Dawn Halliday‘s Ten Days in Paradise, was released by Samhain in April.

Kate Willoughby sold Hostile Takeover to Liquid Silver Books.

Lynne Marshall sold her sixth Medical Romance to Harlequin Mills and Boon with a three book contract. The title of the book will be Assignment: Baby and will be a March 2009 release.

Evie Byrne reports that Samhain is interested in a sequel to her vampire story coming out this December.

Mia Varano sold Aphrodite’s Fire, to eRed Sage.

Christine London and Viviane Brentanos were offered contracts for each of their second novels with Tiger Publications: Class Act by Viviane Brentanos and Hog Wild by Christine London.

Kate Willoughby sold Hostile Takeover to Liquid Silver Books for their Molten Line.

Christine London sold to Urban Phaze Before You Say Goodbye:London

Viviane Brentanos was offered a contract for her single title Dreamweek and Christine London a contract on her single title romantic suspense Shadows Steal The Light by Tiger publications. Both books will be going into print in the summer of 2010.

D’Anne Avner signed with agent Nicole Gregory at Horton & Gregory Associates LLC.

Bettie Sharpe’s first sale, a futuristic erotic paranormal novella called Like a Thief in the Night was released by Samhain on Tuesday, January 15 as one of the Strangers in the Night anthology.

Dawn Halliday sold her Scottish Historical, Highland Obsession, as part of a 2-book deal to NAL Signet Eclipse.

Nicole Coady sold her first manuscript, Moonlight on Diamonds, to The Wild Rose Press.

TJ Bennett was invited to participate in Romantic Times’ “exclusive Author Spotlight area” on their new website. She’ll be featured in the spotlight in March 2008 in anticipation of her April release of The Legacy, a historical romance set in Reformation Germany.

Dawn Halliday‘s manuscript was accepted into Volume Four of Ellora’s Cavemen 2008 anthology.

Carol Ericson reports that eRed Sage bought her short story, Sex and the Single Pearl. It has a tentative Aug. release date.

Eden Bradley‘s Harlequin Spice Briefs story, Soul Strangers, was released in January. Available through

Contests & Recognition

Suzanne Lazear’s Interfluit was chosen as the fantasy chapter’s editor’s choice for the month of November.

Kate Willoughby’s Hostile Takeover was #1 Bestseller for the 2008 Third Quarter at Liquid Silver She received a reviewer’s top pick at Nigh Owl Romance for her Ellora’s Cave book, A Wolf At Her Door.

Kate McKinley’s Dark Desires won 2nd place in the general paranormal category of the On the Far Side contest.

Robin Bielman’s contemporary single title, Designs on You is a finalist in the Launching a Star contest.

Eden Bradley’s Forbidden Fruit was profiled in October’s Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Romantic Times has awarded both Charlene Sands and Lisa Bradley 4 1/2 stars for their November books – A Silhouette Desire for Charlene and Forbidden Fruit for Lisa.

Tanya Hanson’s Western historical romance, Marrying Minda, received first-place honors in the Merritt “Magic Moment” Contest sponsored by SARA (San Antonio Romance Authors), as well as first-place in the 2007 “Ignite the Flame” Contest held by the Central Ohio Fiction Writers. The book has just been acquired by The Wild Rose Press’ Cactus Rose line.

Julie Hurwitz received a request for two novellas off her pitch to Susan Swinwood at Spice.

Kathy Bennett, at the National Conference Editor Hilary Sares from Kensington requested a full of A Dozen Deadly Roses. Agent Nancy Yost requested a partial on a yet-to-be-written thriller.

Robena Grant’s book Unlock the Truth won an honorable mention in the BookEnds Romantic Suspense contest.

Robin Bielman’s novel Designs on You, finaled in the Contemporary Single Title category of the Toronto Romance Writers Original Golden Opportunity Contest.

Charlene Sands won the 2008 Bookseller’s Best Award in the Short Contemporary category for her Desire, Fortune’s Vengeful Groom.

Brenda Scott Royce‘s Monkey Star finaled in the Lorries first round in the mainstream catagory.

Robert L. Hecker won a 2008 EPPIE award for his novel Murder By Proxy published thorugh Hard Shell Word Factory.

D’Anne Avner‘s race car story Race of Her Life finaled in the Marlene Contest.

Betty Hechtman reports was asked to participate on a Sisters in Crime – L.A. panel in May.

D’Ann Avner received 3rd Place in the Marlenes for her book, Race of Her Life.

Lynne Marshall is a cataromance Reviewer’s Choice award winner for her Mills & Boone Medical, Her LA Knight.

Robert Hecker’s mystery/thriller/romance novel “Murder By Proxy” has been selected as a finalist in its category in the prestigious EPPIE awards contest. A community theatre in Fullerton has selected his latest stage play “Borderline” for its premier production next spring. His musical “Honestly Abe” has been accepted for the Academy of New Musical Theatre’s New Voices of 2008 contest.

Fronnie Lewis’ workshop proposal has been accepted for the Romance Writers of America 28th Annual National Conference in San Francisco this July. Her workshop is called Romancing the Internet: Simple Ways to Boot-up Your Writing Career by Blogging.

Janie Emaus finaled in the Linda Howard Award of Excellence Contest in the Unique Genre.

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