Featured Authors

RUDC17 Emcee: Larissa Ione

rudc17-l-ioneAir Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

Check out her upcoming release, Razrhere: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Tattered Cover

Featured Authors

 RUDC17 CannesWriter, gamer, and purveyor of useless– albeit interesting– trivia. Sarcasm might be my superpower and I hate wearing pants.

Check out her debut novel, Fallen, here: Amazon 

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RUDC17 FavoriteA self-professed crazy chicken lady, Danica Favorite loves the adventure of living a creative life. She loves to explore the depths of human nature and follow people on the journey to happily ever after. Though the journey is often bumpy, those bumps are what refine imperfect characters as they live the life God created them for. Oops, that just spoiled the ending of all of Danica’s stories. Then again, getting there is all the fun.

Check out her book, An Unlikely Mother, here: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Tattered Cover

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rudc17-heggerBorn British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage isidiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.

Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother. She currently lives in Colorado with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books. Sarah is the recipient of the 2015 EPIC Award for Historical Romance.

Check out her upcoming release, Positively Pippa, here: Amazon | B&N | Kobo  

RUDC17 KellyNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Leslie Kelly indulges both sides of her personality, writing super-steamy, funny contemporary romance, and dark, twisty romantic thrillers. A four time finalist for the highest award in romance, the RWA RITA Award, she has also been honored with the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award, the National Reader’s Choice Award, the Golden Quill, Write Touch, Colorado Award of Excellence, and numerous other accolades. 
A newly transplanted resident of Colorado, Leslie has three daughters, two little dogs, and a husband she adores. Find her online at: www.lesliekelly.com for her romance, and www.leslieAkelly.com for her dark suspense. 
Check out her book, Cold Memory, here: Amazon | B&N 


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Jenna Lincoln loves to read, write, and talk about reading and writing. She spent many happy years as a language arts teacher doing just those things.

After dabbling in X-Files, Firefly, and Supernatural fan fiction, Jenna got serious about building her own imaginary world, big enough to get lost in for a long, long time. When she comes back to reality, Jenna enjoys her home in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two daughters.

Check out her book, The Protector Project, here: Amazon |B&N | Kobo | Tattered Cover 

RUDC17 LireHeather has traveled all over the world, speaks several languages, collects romance books like they’re going out of style, and has multiple book boyfriends. Ok, she hasn’t been all over the world, except in her mind. She does however speak multiple languages and collect romance books. Her long-suffering husband and sons roll their eyes at all her book boyfriends. When she’s not busy on her next novel she can be found in her classroom where teaches one of those many languages, at one of her sons many sporting events or on twitter talking about what else, romance books.

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rudc17-martsJennie Marts is the USA TODAY Best-selling author of award-winning books filled with love, laughter, and always a happily ever after. Readers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and the “perfect mix of romance, humor, and steam.” Fic Central claimed one of her books was “the most fun I’ve had reading in years.”She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.

Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky hockey-playing men in the Bannister family in the Bannister Brothers Books, and the small-town romantic comedies in the Lovestruck series of Cotton Creek Romances.

Jennie loves to hear from readers. Follow her on Facebook at Jennie Marts Books, or Twitter at @JennieMarts. Visit her at www.jenniemarts.com and sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest news and releases.

Check out her book, Tangled Up in Tuesday, here: Amazon | B&N |  Tattered Cover

Chelsea O’Neal lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, RUDC17 ONealmoney is never an issue, and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening. When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals that talk back and taking long walks with her Prince Charming…Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words, but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, though she is quite sure he is out there. Chelsea enjoys working as a youth librarian as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Chelsea has written The Angel Crest Trilogy, a novella, and is working on her next book now.
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RUDC17 SkaggsCindy Skaggs grew up on stories of mob bosses, horse thieves, cold-blooded killers, and the last honest man. Those mostly true stories gave her a lifelong love of storytelling and heroes. Her search for story took her around the world with the Air Force before returning to Colorado.

Now she’s turning her lifelong love of storytelling into a career she loves. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, three jobs, two kids, and more pets than she can possibly handle. She also plays the flute, makes crazy-good sculptures out of tortilla dough, and can wrangle the neurotic dog without getting mauled. Find her as Cindy Skaggs, Writer on Facebook, @CLSkaggs on Twitter, or www.CSkaggs.com to sign up for her newsletter.

Check out her book, Live by the Team, here: Amazon | B&N | Tattered Cover

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RUDC17 TwomblyAward winning and bestselling author, Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby, and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL. Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

Find Valerie on social media here:

Check out her book, Bound by Darkness, here:  AmazonB&N | Kobo |
 
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rudc17-winters Catherine Winters writes urban fantasy, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. She is an undefeated four-time Chopped champion and the principal mezzo-soprano for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver. When she’s not writing or singing, she enjoys teaching French to cats. At least one of these things is actually true.

She can be found at:
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Check out her book, A Murder of Vampires, here:  AmazonB&N | Kobo | Tattered Cover

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