Here we have the list of
October releases from current members of the Romantic Novelist Association.
Thank you to Sheila Riley for compiling such an interesting list of books.
Linn B Halton
A LITTLE SUGAR A LOT OF
LOVE
Choc
Lit UK
Paperback
14
October 2016
 Life
isn’t all love and cupcakes. Katie has had her fair share of bad luck, but when
she finally realises her dream of opening a bakery. It seems things can only
get better. But the reality of running a business hits Katie hard and whilst
her partner, Steve, tries to help she can’t help but feel that the situation is
driving them further apart. Could Katie be set to lose her relationship and her
dream job? Then, one winter’s day, a man walks into her shop and, in the space
of that moment, the course of Katie’s life is changed. But nobody finds
happiness in the blink of an eye.
Sometimes
it takes two Christmases, three birthdays and a whole lot of cake to get there.

Linn B Halton

A LITTLE LUCK A LOT OF
FATE
Choc
Lit UK
eFormat
only
25
October 2016
Exclusive
pre-order iTunes http://goo.gl/SL0yUU
 When destiny calls, you need to pick up. On the
surface, Kristi Danielson has it all.
She’s lifestyle coach to the rich and famous,
has a bestselling book to her name and is
described by her fans as the veritable Queen of
how to lead a fulfilling life. But the harsh truth is that Kristi has never
practiced what she preaches.
Her home life is a mess, her relationship with
artist boyfriend, Tom, not much better
and now she has to redeem herself before all is
lost. At her wit’s end, Kristi is driven to seek out the help of Patrick
Blakeslee, a tarot card reader and psychic medium, in an attempt to make sense
of the mounting panic she’s feeling.
But
Patrick’s visits have an unexpected effect on Kristi, leaving her with more
questions than answers and a life-changing decision to make
Jill Steeples
CHRISTMAS AT THE DOG AND
DUCK
Aria
Epub
22nd
September 2016
 Ellie
Browne has returned to the charming village of Little Leyton looking
for a simpler way of life. Only in her absence, things have changed. Property
developer, Max Golding, is ruffling feathers all round.
Johnny
Tay, Ellieís ex, wants to pick up where they left off and the pub, which
holds a special place in Ellie’s heart, might be sold. Suddenly, life’s looking
a whole lot more complicated. It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of
the year, but can Ellie juggle her emotions and commitments in time to celebrate
Christmas?
Anne Stenhouse
COURTING THE COUNTESS
Endeavour
Press
E-book
8th
September 2016
Beauty,
Melissa Pateley, has been injured and scarred by a fire. Colonel Harry Gunn is
charged by his uncle to find the countess and rescue her from their dangerous
cousin, George Gunn. Can love grow in such inauspicious circumstances? Will the
family secrets now dislodged prove too strong to overcome?


Marie Laval
DANCING FOR THE DEVIL
Accent
Press
Traditional
publishing, epub, mobi, pdf
29th
August 2016 as a box set
 Bruce
McGunn is a man as brutal and unforgiving as his land. Discharged from the
army, he is haunted by the spectres of his fallen comrades and convinced he is
going mad. And he is running out of time to save his estate from the
machinations of Cameron McRae, heir to the McGunn’s ancestral enemies. When the
clipper carrying McRaeís new bride is caught in a violent storm and docks at
Wrath harbour,
Bruce
decides to revert to the old ways and hold the clipper and the woman to ransom.
However, far from the spoilt heiress he expected, Rose is genuine, funny and
vulnerable a ray of sunshine in the long, harsh winter that has become his
life. But Rose is determined to escape Wrath and its proud master the man she
calls McGlum.
Will
she be reunited with Cameron McRae, the dazzlingly handsome aristocrat she
married after a whirlwind romance in Algiers,or will she risk her heart and her
honour to help Bruce discover the truth about his past and solve the brutal
murders committed on his land?
Jan Jones
THE KYDD INHERITANCE
Kindle
Self-published
(previously hardback with Hale)
1st
September 2016
Nell
Kyddís brother is missing, her father is dead and her loathsome uncle is
ruining the family estate. Enter Captain Hugo Derringer who blows hot, then
cold, and is discovered in odd places asking some very odd questions. How far
can Nell trust him?



Jan Jones
FAIR DECEPTION
Kindle
Self-published
(previously hardback with Hale)
1st
October 2016
 When
Kit Kydd rescues actress Susanna Fair from disreputable Rafe Warwick, he
proposes a feigned engagement to suit them both. But problems multiply when
Susanna’s past beckons, her former theatre troupe need her and Rafe reappears.
Not
a good time to fall in love, really.



Nora Fountain
TROPICAL MADNESS
Linford
Romance Library
Large
Print
 Serena
is a paediatrician and Jake a journalist and adventurer. Their unlikely romance
blossoms in the steamy jungle where danger from rebels, an injured lion, etc.,
is only a heartbeat away. Will they return to normality and go their separate
ways or is there a future for their romance?




Kate Walker
INDEBTED TO MORENO
Harlequin
Mills and Boon
Traditional
published, and e-book
1st
October 2016
Dark
and dangerous Spaniard took Rose’s virginity before a terrible misunderstanding
led
her to nearly destroy his life. Now he’s back with the design commission that
will
save
Rose’s career as a dress designer ñ but he’s also determined to collect on the
debt she owes him.


Christina Courtenay
THE VELVET CLOAK OF
MOONLIGHT
Choc
Lit
Traditionally
published, paperback and ebook
th
October
 When
newly widowed Tess visits Raglan Castle, she experiences a vision that transports
her to 17th century Wales and a castle on the brink of a siege. Her life
becomes increasingly intertwined with the past and when the new owner of the
estate arrives – New Zealander Josh – the parallels become even more obvious.
But
perhaps the visions aren’t just trying to tell their own story, maybe they’re
also giving a warning.

Carol Townend
MISTAKEN FOR A LADY
Harlequin
Mills & Boon
Paperback
and eBook
 When
a shocking revelation reveals Francesca’s illegitimacy, she worries that her
marriage to Tristan, Comte des Iles, will crumble. Her heart in tatters, she
awaits her husband’s return. Will he request an annulment or give their union a
second chance?
Duty
has kept Tristan from his beautiful wife’s side for far too long, but the
memory of her touch is seared into his soul. Now, with malevolent forces
working against, them, it’s more important than ever for Tristan to show Francesca
that he’ll never let her go!

Carol MacLean
FROZEN HEART
Accent
Press
e-book
and paperback
 Jenna
has reached a low point in her life – she’s lost her business, her home and her
boyfriend. Reluctantly she goes to live with her step-family where she’s
treated like Cinderella. Then she meets Gus, a handsome stranger with his own
problems. When they fall in love it looks like Jenna will get her own fairytale
happy-ever-after but there are troubles to overcome before Jenna and Gus can
finally reach for a life and love together.


Rosemary Dun
THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
Sphere,
Little, Brown Book Group
e-book
via traditional publisher
1st
August 2016
When
Polly Park meets Spike, the fact that he’s emigrating to Australia in six
months’ time is not a problem – no commitment or messy endings. But she doesn’t
bank on falling in love, or on making a certain discovery after he’s gone.
Three years on, Polly is a single mum to her gorgeous daughter Rowan, she’s
dating cameraman Max and she might finally be ready to take a chance on love.
Then, out of the blue, Spike returns with his glamorous girlfriend in tow, and
suddenly Polly finds herself in the middle of a very sticky situation . . .
Will
Spike’s return resurrect Polly’s feelings for him? Where does that leave Max
and Polly? And how will all this change effect Rowan? Nothing is simple – but
then, that’s the trouble with love . . .
Rhoda Baxter
GIRL HAVING A BALL
Choc
Lit
Traditional
published, e-book.
27
Sept 2016
 Now
that poor needy little Stevie is all grown up, she won’t let a man get in the
way of her dreams will she?






Louise Allen
MISS WESTON’S MASQUERADE
Self-published
e-book
1st
OCT 2016
 Take
a desperate woman, an unwanted suitor, one very reluctant nobleman, a valet
with a broken leg, a ferocious great aunt, the under-footman’s breeches and
Miss Cassandra Weston finds herself on the Grand Tour in a dangerously romantic
masquerade



Leah Mercer (Talli
Roland)
WHO WE WERE BEFORE
Lake
Union
Traditionally
published
1
October 2017
 Zoe
knows that it wasn’t really her fault. Of course it wasn’t. But if she’d just
grasped harder, run faster, lunged quicker, she might have saved him. And
Edward doesn’t really blame her, though his bitter words at the time still
haunt her, and he can no more take them back than she can halt the car that
killed their son.
Two
years on, every day is a tragedy. Edward knows they should take healing steps
together, but he’s tired of being shut out. For Zoe, it just seems easier to
let grief lead the way. A weekend in Paris might be their last hope for
reconciliation, but mischance sees them separated before they’ve even left Gare
du Nord. Lost and alone, Edward and Zoe must try to find their way back to each
other and find their way back to the people they were before. But is that even
possible?
             
Mandy Baggot
ONE CHRISTMAS IN PARIS
Bookouture
E-book
and paperback
7
October 2016
 They
say Paris is the City of Love, so bring your je ne sais quoi and donít forget
the mistletoe! Will Ava go home with a broken heart, or will she find true love
amongst the cobbled streets of Paris?




Helen J Rolfe
IN A MANHATTAN MINUTE
Fabrian
Books
Kindle
Edition
20th
October (available for pre-order).
 Jack
exists in a world that has seen its fair share of tragedy, but also success and
the wealth that comes with it. One snowy night, he crosses paths with Evie, a
homeless girl, and it changes everything.




Rosemary Morris
Monday’s Child
Books
We Love
e-publication
and paper back.
14th
October, 2016
 Love,
despair and renewed hope amid the gaiety and anxiety in Brussels between
Napoleon’s escape from Elba and Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.





Lynne Pardoe
Abandoned By My Mum
KDP
select
ebook
July
2016
 Everybody
needs someone somewhere. Chelsea isn’t like most people. For as long as she can
remember she’s been in care, and for all sorts of reasons this hasn’t gone
well. At fourteen years old her past has been the stuff of nightmares, so much
so that even she hasn’t wanted to know the full story. Desperately searching
for the love she’s always craved, her life takes an even more sinister turn
when she’s befriended by two men with a string of convictions for the sexual
abuse of minors. Her only hope of salvation comes in the form of someone she’s
never even met. Social worker Natasha Livingston is sent on a raid of the men’s
house with the police.
Little
by little, Tasha uses her professional skills to help Chelsea understand her
life and find a way towards a happier future. It means confronting some ghosts
from the past but with support that helps her come to terms with what she’s
been through. Abandoned by My Mum is the story of Chelsea’s self-discovery and
the recognition that
whilst not everyone has her best interests at heart, there are some people who care
enough to convince her she’s worth the effort.
Jill
Barry
Christmas
Revelations
Large
Print Linford Romance Library
F A
Thorpe
1st
October 2016
 Reluctant
1920s debutante Annabel prefers horses to suitors. She’s furious when she discovers
Lawrence, Lord Lassiter, is the despised 13th guest joining the family’s
Christmas house party. 



About Sheila:
Apart
from keeping busy compiling our monthly lists of members new novels Merseyside
saga writer, Sheila Riley, also writes bestselling novels for Harper Collins under
the name of Annie Groves.

2 Comments
  1. Author
    Linn B Halton 2 years ago

    So thrilled to be appearing on the RNA's October releases line-up ~ as usual some amazing new titles. Thank you, Sheila, much appreciated!

  2. Author
    helencareybooks 2 years ago

    What a great list! I wish I had let you know about my latest releases, a novel (published by headline) and an audio book (Soundings) – how do I go about that for next time? Helen Carey

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