Sweet Romance

We hope you enjoy reading more novels by the authors you've come to know and trust!

Susan Aylworth
Please welcome our newest addition to the C&C Blog Team: Susan Aylworth. Susan started her first book when she was nine. "It was called Buff, The Proud Stallion. I wrote eight whole pages." For her fifth grade career day, she stated her ambition to become "a rich and famous author." Decades later, she is pleased to have achieved the 'author' part of that goal. A former university professor, she enjoys researching backgrounds and careers for her novels. "It's one way to live many lives at once."

Servant to two spoiled cats, she lives in northern California with her husband of 44 years, also a writer. She loves hanging out with her seven children, their perfect-for-them spouses and 23 grandchildren. When she can't be with her blood family, she hangs with her fictional characters, the children of her mind. She has thirteen novels available and a 14th coming this spring. Susan loves words “in all polite forms” and has also published poetry and a one-woman play. She loves to hear from readers. Contact her @SusanAylworth or atwww.susanaylworth.com, or susan.aylworth.author@gmail.com. For more information about Susan and her books, visit her website http://www.susanaylworth.com/ You can also follow her on Twitter @SusanAylworth,  or on Pinterest and Instagram as Susan Aylworth.

Sofie Couch
Sofie Couch writes sweet romance with just enough piss and vinegar to (hopefully), make you spew your coffee and test your bladder control. From her home in Central Virginia, she writes in and around raising a “pa’r-a-normal young adults”, wrangling chickens amidst nightly coyote raids, and living a romantic comedy with her sweetie-pie of twenty years. She studied Rhetoric at the University of Virginia to obtain a B.A. in b.s. and fiction is what she continues to crank out with the help of her writing muses – a dog that thinks she’s a cat, a cat that thinks she’s the alpha dog, and 1,000 (fictitious) Typing Monkeys, (which also just happens to be the name of her blog). You can follow the high-jinks of Sofie and her menagerie at http://www.sofiecouch.blogspot.com .

Gina Ardito is the award-winning author of more than twenty romances, a legendary singer in confined spaces (the car, the shower, her head), and a killer of houseplants. A native of Long Island, New York, she lives with her husband, two children, a bionic dog, and their two cat overlords. For more info on Gina and her books, you can visit her website at http://www.ginaardito.com, follow Gina on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GinaArditoAuthor, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GinaArdito or sign up for the monthly newsletter she shares with her ScribBLING Diva pals at http://scribblingdivas.com/

A native of North Carolina and a retired school teacher, Carol Hutchens is pursuing her dream of becoming a published author and loving every minute...except maybe the many edits. Carol and her husband have been married thirty-eight years...oops, that's telling...and have two grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law and one delightful grandson. When she isn't writing or doing research, Carol continues with her love of sewing, cooking, family and all things home "ecky" because that is what she taught for thirty years. 
Carol writes sweet contemporary romances with an occasional slip into the cozy mystery for some adventure. Learn more at www.carolhutchens.com

Sandra Wilkins is the author of three sweet historical romances:  Ada's Heart, Rose's Hope, and Gwen's Honor.  She is a fifth generation Oklahoman who lives in a tiny town with her husband and two daughters.  Creating characters whose values reflect those that she holds dear is a passion for her.  While intertwining the humble beginnings of the state with the search for enduring love, she tries to weave unpretentious, feel-good stories.  She feels blessed to be able to share her stories with others, and is busy writing another series set in historical Chandler, Oklahoma. www.sandrawilkins.com  

Elisabeth Rose is a proudly Australian author, musician, compulsive traveller, average but enthusiastic tennis player, expert tai chi instructor, mother of two, prospective mother-in-law of one and wife of one —all of which is more than enough to keep her happy and occupied. Sweet romances with a traditional family feel come naturally to her and she has more than a dozen titles available in that genre. Beautiful Australia features in her stories with settings ranging from the harsh dry outback, to the magnificent coastline to the busy cities of Sydney and Canberra. 
Come and visit at:  www.elisabethrose.com.au  
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A national bestselling romance author, Tracey has been writing romances for almost thirty years.  She sold her first book on 9/9/99! Tracey always wanted to be an actress but couldn’t get past her stage fright. Writing gives her the best of both worlds; she can act out the parts on the pages without ever having to go on stage! Tracey’s books have been translated into several languages. Tracey has appeared on the award winning Cox Cable Television show, Page One and at the famous Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC. She holds membership in Romance Writers of America, where she is the Past President of the Published Authors Special Interest Chapter and the founding President of the Capital Region RWA chapter. She is also a member of Novelists Inc. and Liberty States Fiction Writers.  Tracey writes historical romances under Tracey J Lyons and her Wine Country Vixens contemporary romance series using the pseudonym Tracey Sorel.  You can learn more about Tracey and her books by visiting her websites at www.traceylyons.com or www.traceysorel.com

Sierra Donovan is a wife, a mother of two and a writer, though not always in that order. Her job and greatest joy is helping people find true love on the printed page. She believes in classic movies, Christmas, chocolate fudge and happy endings.
Sierra is the author of MEG'S CONFESSION and LOVE ON THE AIR, which was a Holt Medallion finalist. Her next romance, NO CHRISTMAS LIKE THE PRESENT, will be out in October 2014 from Kensington Books.
You can email Sierra at sierra_donovan@yahoo.com, or visit her website at www.sierradonovan.com.

Sydell Voeller grew up in Washington State, but has lived in Oregon for over thirty-five years.  Throughout her twenty-year writing career, her published novels for teens and adults have reflected her love for the Pacific Northwest’s ocean beaches, inlets and waterways, evergreen forests, and mountains. Sydell resides in Oregon with her husband. They married in 1971 and have two grown sons, two lovely daughters-in-law, and three adorable grandchildren.  
When Sydell isn't writing, she enjoys camping, walking, amateur astronomy, reading, and surfing the web.  In 1987 after the publication of her first novel, she was named by the Washington County Mushaw Center, Woman of the Year in Communications.  Formerly a registered nurse, Sydell now teaches writing correspondence courses, sponsored by the Long Ridge Writer’s Institute.
 Visit Sydell’s website at www.sydellvoeller.com

Jean C. Gordon
Jean C. Gordon’s writing is a natural extension of her love of reading. From that day in first grade when she realized t-h-e was the word “the,” she’s been reading everything she can put her hands on. A professional financial planner and editor for a financial publisher, Jean is as at home writing retirement- and investment-planning advice as she is writing romance novels, but finds novels a lot more fun.
She and her college-sweetheart husband tried the city life in Los Angeles, but quickly returned home to their native Upstate New York. They share a 170-year-old farmhouse just south of Albany, NY, with their daughter and son-in-law, two grandchildren, and a menagerie of pets. Their son lives nearby. While Jean creates stories, her family grows organic fruits and vegetables and tends the livestock de jour.

Although her day job, writing and family don’t leave her a lot of spare time, Jean likes to give back when she can. She and her husband team-taught a seventh-and-eighth-grade Sunday school class for several years and currently serve on her church’s Evangelism Committee. She also shares her love of books with others by volunteering at the church’s Book Nook.

You can keep in touch with her at www.Facebook.com/JeanCGordon.Author, www.JeanCGordon.com,  @JeanCGordon or  PO Box 113, Selkirk, NY 12158. 

Deborah Nolan has published two Romantic Suspense novels with Avalon:  SUDDENLY LILY and CONFLICT OF INTEREST.  Both are available in hardcover, paperback and ebook additions through Amazon’s Montlake Press.  Her latest romantic suspense, SECOND ACT FOR CARRIE ARMSTRONG, was released in January 2014 by Desert Breeze Publishing.  Deborah divides her time between Manhattan and Hudson, New York where she practices law, representing children. www.deborahmnolan.blogspot.com

Victoria M. Johnson knew by the time she was ten that she wanted to be a writer.  She loves telling stories and she's happiest when creating new characters and new plots.  She is also the writer and director of four short films and two micro documentaries.
 Avalon Books and Montlake Romance published Victoria's fiction debut, The Doctor’s Dilemma, (A 2012 Bookseller’s Best double finalist).  Her other fiction book is a collection of romance short stories titled, The Substitute Bride.
 Victoria published poetry for the first time in 2013.  Her poems appear in When Women Waken, an online journal, and in two print anthologies. 
 Visit Victoria's website at http://VictoriaMJohnson.com for inspiration and tips and find her Amazon author page at http://amzn.com/e/B0046CG6PQ or connect with her on Pinterest at: http://www.pinterest.com/ByVictoriaJ and Twitter at: http://twitter.com/ByVictoriaJ and Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorVictoriaMJohnson 

Leigh Verrill-Rhys began story-telling as soon as she could talk. That developed quickly into writing as soon as she learned to read. Her first efforts were short stories published in literary magazines such as San Francisco Stories and Gramercy Review
A Creative Writing course and teaching at a university did not stifle her basic wish to write about the human spirit and its many triumphs, including love. Leigh's first sweet romance, Wait a Lonely Lifetime, was published in 2012 as a library edition by Avalon Books and was soon in digital and paperback format with Montlake. 
Leigh has continued to write sweet and semi-sweet romances, her latest being Nights Before: The Novel, in the tradition of Charles Dickens - six digital installments that became a print edition in 2015. 
Currently, she is working on an historical novel set in Post Civil War New England, Pavane for Miss Marcher.
Connect with Leigh on Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon. Her website is LeighVerrillRhys.com. Under her pen name, Lily Dewaruile, she also writes Medieval Welsh Romance.


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