Who are the people in the neighborhood, the people in the sidebar each day? They’re the advertisers, and I’m starting a new feature where each month I give you a round up of who is supporting the site this month. The advertisers in the neighborhood help me run contests, pay for international postage, do some conference travel, pay for postage, cover fees and web hosting, assist in bribery of the Esosoft technical support staff when we Google bomb Amazon on Easter Sunday, underwrite postage and cover other expenses like postage. (Guess which is the largest item in my budget?)
So who are the people hanging out in the friendly neighborhood of advertisers? Let’s have a look – and big thank yous to those fine folks who advertised here at Bitchery HQ this month.
Darlene Marshall was one of our first advertisers, and has been commenting on the site since almost the beginning. Candy reviewed her books Smuggler’s Bride (B-) and Pirate’s Price (C+) shortly after the site began in 2005.
Janet Mullany’s new book A Most Lamentable Comedy is about two people can keep up the best of appearances on a shoestring budget, but must marry for money.
Belgrave House is a giant collection of digital books (in 10 formats, holy smoke) including many out of print oldies-but-goodies set in the Regency and Georgian periods.
Jill Sorenson’s new book Set the Dark on Fire is a romantic suspense novel that takes place in the hot, desolate, southwest California desert, and features a sheriff who is new to town, and a wildlife expert who has to help him solve a crime that looks like a mountain lion attack.
Anne Calhoun’s Liberating Lacey features an older, savvy, sexy but sheltered heroine and a younger man. What starts out as a hookup turns into something entirely different.
Annette McCleave’s book, Drawn into Darkness is a 2008 Golden Heart winner, and features a mortal heroine with a troubled daughter, and a Soul Gatherer hero who falls for her- but can’t tell her of his next mission.
Susan Saville is the author of Dance Macabre, a “sort of Dexter meets Jane Eyre” novel – as she says, and a calendar for cat lovers.
Christine Feehan‘s new novel is the latest in the Carpathian series. Ivory is a female Carpathian, and as such is exceptionally over protected. When she frees a Carpathian enemy, Razvan, she has to stand up to her people and her enemies to protect him.
Sweet Seduction is Maya Banks’ new novel. This one is an erotic romance about two people who wait until it’s almost too late to take a chance on each other.
Tracy Wolff’s new book, Tie Me Down is a gritty erotic romance between a tough female police officer and the guy who shows her there are other ways to submit without losing pride.
If you haven’t downloaded your free romances from Harlequin to celebrate their 60th anniversary, what are you waiting for?!
Cobblestone Press has an upcoming Octoberfest event for all things “that go bump in the night.” Heh heh. Bump in the night.
Samhain Publishing (distant cousin to Sam Bucca, unrelated to Sam Adams) is highlighting some erotic romance this month from Lora Leigh, Maya Banks, and Shiloh Walker.
Dreamspinner press publishes m/m romance novels, novellas, and anthologies – and offers them in paperback, audio and DRM-free ebook formats. One of their books, Caught Running(B+) by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux, was a favorite of mine last year.
Want to read chapter one of Jennifer Rardin’s Once Bitten Twice Shy? Or read my B+ review from 2007 about the kickass heroine, Jaz?
Sharon McClellan’s new Silhouette Romantic Suspense is titled Mercenary’s Promise and features a wilderness guide trying to con a mercenary into helping her save her sister in Colombia.
Have you met the MamaWriters? “Raising kids, writing romance, it’s all about the love.” Holy smoke their logo is adorable.
Elissa Wilds’ book Darkness Rising features a coven of witches, one of whom has caught the attention of a god. Piece of cake, right? Right.
Louisa Edwards’ debut novel, Can’t Stand the Heat comes out this month, and features a smoking hot chef and a food critic who gets under his skin – and won’t get out of his kitchen.