Milestones – 2014

91 books, 35 contest finalists, 3 new USA Today Best Sellers, and 17 publishing commitments! 2014 was a good year for LARA members!

Book Releases (by release date)

71XzDA8gReL._SL1500_Leigh Court, Fear of Flying, December 23, Leigh Court

Dee J. Adams, Over The Top (High Stakes), December 22, Totally Irish Productions

Jayna VixenThe Captive, December 19, Jayna Writes

Maggie Marr, The Christmas Wish (Powder Springs), December 13, NLA Digital LLC

Sarah Vance-Tompkins, Celebrate Me Home, December 8, Books To Go Now

Ophelia Bell, Breath of Fate (Rising Dragons), December 5, Ophelia Bell

Rebekah R. Ganiere, Jamen’s Yuletide Bride (Fairelle), December 3, Fallen Angel Press

J. HaymoreSwept Away, Volume 4 (Swept Away), December 1, Jennifer Haymore

Maggie Marr, A Christmas Billionaire (Eligible Billionaires), November 20, NLA Digital LLC

J. HaymoreSwept Away, Volume 3 (Swept Away), November 17, Jennifer Haymore

Tanya Hanson, The Christmas Room (Twelve Brides of Christmas), November 17, The Wild Rose Press

Rebekah R. Ganiere, Reign of the Vampires (The Society), November 17, Lyrical Press

J.L. Hammer, Nothing But Trouble (Vegas Vixens), November 17, Entangled Ignite

Sylvie FoxQualified Immunity (Casey Cort), November 17, Penner Media

Rebekah R. Ganiere, Saving Christmas (Otherworlder), November 8, Fallen Angel Press

J. HaymoreSwept Away, Volume 2 (Swept Away), November 3, Jennifer Haymore

Debra KristiThe Moorigad Dragon (Age of the Hybrid), October 23, Ghost Girl Publishing

Erin Finnegan, Sotto Voce, October 21, Interlude Press

Samanthe Beck, Light Her Fire, October 21, Entangled Brazen

J. HaymoreSwept Away, Volume 1 (Swept Away), October 20, Jennifer Haymore

Christine Ashworth, Christmas Star, October 17, Boroughs Publishing Group

Ophelia Bell, Breath of Flame & Shadow (Rising Dragons), October 8, Ophelia Bell

Rebekah R. Ganiere, Snow the Vampire Slayer (Fairelle), September 22, Fallen Angel Press

Maggie Marr, Easy Glamour (The Glamour Series), September 16, NLA Digital LLC

Sylvie Fox, Don’t Judge Me (Judgment), September 8, Penner Media

Sabrina Darby, Lord of Regrets, September 8, Entangled Scandalous

Carol Ericson, The Wharf (Brody Law), September 1, Harlequin Intrigue

Jennifer HaymoreA Highlander’s Heart, August 31, Jennifer Haymore

Kathy O’Rourke, Knowing Beth (The Men of Nirvana Flats), August 28, Kathy O’Rourke

Maggie Marr, One Night For Love (Eligible Billionaires), August 27, NLA Digital LLC

Robin Bielman, Keeping Mr. Right Now, August 18, Entangled Bliss

Veronica Scott, Mission to Mahjundar, August 16, Veronica Scott

Kate Willoughby, Across the Line (In the Zone), August 11, Carina Press

Suzanne Lazear, Fragile Destiny (The Aether Chronicles), August 8, Flux

Dee J. Adams, Imminent Danger (Adrenaline Highs), August 4, Carina Press

Charlene Sands, Redeeming the CEO Cowboy, August 1, Harlequin Desire

Michelle Roth, Unexpectedly Yours (Private Relations), July 29, Siren Publishing

Pamela DuMond, Part-time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting), July 28, Pamela DuMond

Kara Winters, Trusting the Knot, July 28, Kara Winters

Robin Bielman, Veiled Target, July 22, Samhain Publishing

Ophelia Bell, Breath of Memory (Rising Dragons), July 14, Ophelia Bell

Vala Kaye, Ghost Writer, July 6, Amazon Digital Services

Tanya Hanson, Seeing Daylight (Hearts Crossing Ranch), June 27, White Rose Publishing

Ophelia Bell, Breath of Destiny (Rising Dragons), June 23, Ophelia Bell

Kaitlyn Stone, Walk With Me, June 17, Siren Publishing

Lynne Marshall, A Doctor For Keeps, June 17, Harlequin Special Edition

Samanthe Beck, Best Man With Benefits, June 9, Entangled Brazen

René Gilley, Just Sing (The Seven Oaks), June 5, The Writer’s Coffee Shop

Jayna Vixen, Blood & Honor (Riding the Line), June 5, Jayna Writes

Jesse Pearle, Second Skin, June 6, Etopia Press

Tanya Hanson, Her Hurry-Up Husband (Lassoing A Mail-Order Bride), June 3, Prairie Rose Publications

Michelle Roth, Lip Service (Private Relations), May 28, Siren Publishing

Jennifer Haymore, The Scoundrel’s Seduction (House of Trent), May 27, Hachette Book Group

Sabrina Darby, Wed at Leisure (Taming Series), May 27, Avon Impulse

Kara Winters, Breaking the Chains, May 25, Kara Winters

Sabrina Darby, Woo’d In Haste, May 13, Avon Impulse

Ophelia Bell, Ascend (Sleeping Dragons), May 12, Ophelia Bell

Linda O. Johnston, The Glass Slipper, May 11, Linda O. Johnston

Michelle Roth, Just a Taste (Private Relations), May 6, Siren Publishing

Christine Leo, Veggies Not Included, May 5, Christine Leo

Lynne Marshall, American Surgeon in London (200 Harley Street), May 1, Harlequin Medical Romance

Rebekah R. Ganiere, Red the Were Hunter (Fairelle), May 1, Fallen Angel Press

Ophelia Bell, Nexus (Sleeping Dragons), April 28, Ophelia Bell

Maggie Marr, Broken Glamour, April 22, NLA Digital LLC

Kate McKinley, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days, April 21, Kate McKinley

Robin Bielman, Wild About Her Wingman (Secret Wishes), April 14, Entangled Bliss

Kate Willoughby, On the Surface (In the Zone), April 14, Carina Press

Ophelia Bell, Shadows (Sleeping Dragons), April 14, Ophelia Bell

Elise Forier Edie, The Devil in Midwinter, April 6, World Weaver Press

Susan B. James, Time and Forever, April 4, Soul Mate Publishing

Veronica Blade, Thrown to the Wolves (Shapes of Autumn prequel), March 31, Crush Publishing

Roz Lee, Spring Training (Mustangs Baseball), March 30, State of Mind Publishing

Ophelia Bell, After You, March 27, Ophelia Bell

Mia Hopkins, Remember (Cowboy Heat: Western Romance for Women), March 18, Cleis Press

Jennifer Haymore, The Reunion (Sugar Cay), March 14, StoryFront

Veronica Scott, Magic of the Nile (Gods of Egypt), March 9, Veronica Scott

Ophelia Bell, Gemini (Sleeping Dragons), March 9, Ophelia Bell

Claire DavonBeginning Time, March 8, Claire Davon

Jane Ashford, The Bride Insists, March 4, Sourcebooks Casablanca

Sylvie Fox, The Good Enough Husband, March 3, Penner Media

Charlene Sands, The Texas Renegade Returns, March 1, Harlequin Desire

Ophelia Bell, Tabula Rasa (Sleeping Dragons), February 15, Ophelia Bell

Jenna Ives, Programmed to Protect, February 1, Jenna Ives

Veronica Blade, Wolves at the Door (Shapes of Autumn book 2), January 26, Crush Publishing

Roz Lee, The Middlethorpe Chronicles, January 25, State of Mind Publishing

Ophelia Bell, Animus (Sleeping Dragons), January 23, Ophelia Bell

Charlene Sands, Smooth-Talking the Hometown Girl, January 16, Charlene Sands

Jennifer Haymore, The Remix (Sugar Cay), January 15, StoryFront

Rebekah R. Ganiere, Dead Awakenings, January 8, Etopia Press

Pamela DuMond

  • Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails (Annie Graceland Mysteries), January 7, Pamela DuMond
  • Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys (Annie Graceland Mysteries), January 7, Pamela DuMond
  • Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mysteries), January 7, Pamela DuMond

Book Deals (alphabetical by author)

Christine Ashworth

  • Star Tide Talent Agency three book contract, Boroughs Publishing Group
  • Lunchbox Romance short story, Boroughs Publishing Group

Deanne Avner, Hollywood Calling now repped by Stonesong Literary Agency

Robena Grant

  • Contemporary romance Corsica Gate, sold to Wild Rose Press
  • Romantic suspense Ring Me Later, sold to Wild Rose Press

Carol Ericson

  • Four book contract (bringing total to 26), Harlequin Intrigue
  • Ebook contract, Harlequin Noir

J.L. Hammer, two book contract, Entangled

Allison Morse, The Sweetheart Deal, Wild Rose Press

Charlene Sands, Beachtown Billionaires three book contract, 2015, Harlequin

Contests & Recognition (alphabetical by author)

Dee J. Adams, Living Dangerously, Southern Magic Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Romantic Suspense Single Title winner

Kady Ambrose

Christine Ashworth, BelleBooks ImaJinn a Romance 2014 contest, 3rd place

Samanthe Beck

Robin Bielman,

Veronica Blade, My Wolf’s Bane, Las Vegas Romance Writers I Heart Indie Contest, Young Adult finalist

Claire Davon, Fire Danger, Orange County Chapter RWA Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers, 2nd place

Alison Diem, The Farmer and the Medic, East Valley Authors Query Contest, 2nd place

Carol Ericson, Conceal, Protect, Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers’ Best Award, Short Contemporary winner

Rebekah R. Ganiere

Jennifer Haymore, The Rogue’s Proposal, RWA RITA Awards, Historical Romance finalist

Mia Hopkins

Jenna Ives, Programmed to Please, Virginia Romance Writers Holt Medallion Contest, Extra Spicy / Erotic Award of Merit

Roz Lee

Dolores W. Maroney

Charlene Sands, The Texas Renegade Returns, Romantic Times Top Pick for March

Veronica Scott

Sarah Vance-Tompkins

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