Following the successful launch of our Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter sampler and our dedicated Buzz Books 2017 Young Adult, our Buzz Books 2017: Romance collection returns for a second year. The sampler launches just in time for the Romance Writers of America annual conference (starting July 26 in Orlando). Eight of our featured authors will be attending RWA, where the organizers are joining us in promoting the free downloads.
From power players such as Tessa Dare, Eloisa James, and Meredith Wild to fan favorites like Betina Krahn, Shelly Laurenston, and Roni Lauren, these authors represent the best of romance. The titles on offer feature a wide sampling of genres, including romantic suspense—contemporary, Western and inspirational, plus some new directions from beloved authors. Bobbi Dumas provides the intro, an essential roundup of additional, noteworthy forthcoming romance books to have on your radar.
Buzz Books 2017: Romance is available today, with 18 exclusive pre-publication excerpts. The collection is already receiving an enthusiastic reception, including coverage from the AP, and it’s being featured prominently at the iBooks store. As usual, the “trade edition” is available from Netgalley, with additional publicity and marketing info along with click-throughs to request full individual galleys (or get an EPUB directly from us at PM or on Edelweiss). The consumer edition is also ready for download at your ebookstore of choice (Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play Books, and Kobo).
Below is the complete list of featured authors and excerpts. The asterisked authors are appearing at RWA:
Colleen Coble, THE VIEW FROM RAINSHADOW BAY (Thomas Nelson)
*B.J. Daniels, COWBOY’S LEGACY (HQN)
*Tessa Dare, THE DUCHESS DEAL (Avon)
*Cynthia Eden, INTO THE NIGHT (HQN)
*Nicole Helm, MESS WITH ME (Zebra)
Hannah Howell, THE SCOTSMAN WHO SAVED ME (Zebra)
Denise Hunter, BLUE RIDGE SUNRISE (Thomas Nelson)
Alexandra Ivy, PRETEND YOU’RE SAFE (Zebra)
Eloisa James, WILDE IN LOVE (Avon)
*Betina Krahn, A GOOD DAY TO MARRY A DUKE (Zebra)
Shelly Laurenston, HOT AND BADGERED (Kensington Books)
Roni Loren, THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY (Sourcebook Casablanca)
*Monica McCarty, GOING DARK (Berkley Jove)
Katherine Reay, THE AUSTEN ESCAPE (Thomas Nelson)
*Karen Rose, MONSTER IN THE CLOSET (Berkley)
Gena Showalter, CAN’T HARDLY BREATHE (HQN)
*Joanna Shupe, A DARING ARRANGEMENT (Avon)
Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss, MISADVENTURES OF A CITY GIRL (Waterhouse Press)