12/30 Not Quite New Year’s Eve Facebook Party

Tessa Dare. Maisey Yates. Miranda Neville. Jeffe Kennedy. Megan Mulry. And me. All in one place! Mark your calendars for 12/30/14 from 7-9 ET/4-6 PT for a Not Quite New Year’s Eve Facebook Party!

There are so many great books to celebrate as the year draws to a close. Jeffe Kennedy released Under His Touch, the next book in her Falling Under series. Megan Mulry’s Roulette features a whirl of glitz, glamour, and a sexy international playboy hero. Maisey Yates’ 9th Chatsfield book came out – Sheikh’s Desert Duty. And Miranda Neville and Tessa Dare, two of the most talented writers of historical romance, both have new books out on December 30th! Miranda released the fabulously titled The Duke of Dark Desires, and Tessa’s heroine must decide whether or not to Say Yes to the Marquess. Talk about saving the best for last!

There’s something for everyone at this party – historical, contemporary, erotic, sheikhs and playboys, a duke and a marquess, a governess, settings ranging from the desert to the boardroom, and back in time to Regency England – including a chance to win an ARC of my March, 2015 release The List. Plan to stop by and comment to be entered to win a prize from each author, and a grand prize from all of us! I hope to see you there!

Newsletter giveaway winners!

Congratulations to Lainey93 and Brie Clementine, newsletter subscribers who won the book of their choice from my backlist. Watch your inboxes, dear readers!

Everyone who is signed up for my newsletter is entered to win a giveaway of some sort with each newsletter, and receives announcements, sneak peeks, and insider information on my books. Thanks to everyone who signed up in the initial push and helped me celebrate the release of Afternoon Delight.

Now available: Afternoon Delight!

Afternoon Delight, the first book in the Irresistible series, is now available!

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Sarah Naylor, food truck co-owner and recent Manhattan transplant, savors each moment of her new job—whether it’s refining the truck’s menu, learning the city, or spending afternoons in bed with the hot paramedic who’s fast becoming her favorite customer.

Tim Cannon spends his days sprinting from one emergency to the next. He eats like he works—at top speed—somewhere along the line he lost his ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Hooking up with Sarah is just another way to cope with the stress of his job, until their afternoon trysts coax Tim into enjoying everything he’s avoided. Can Tim learn to balance his job saving lives with the everyday delights that make life worth living? If anyone can teach him, it’s Sarah….

INCLUDES A BONUS EXCERPT OF ANNE CALHOUN’S THE LIST, AVAILABLE IN 2015 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PRINT!

Wheee! I hope you love it!

Announcing…(drum roll please…) Anne’s Newsletter

Facebook curates your feed. Twitter’s thinking about it. The best way to be confident you’ll get the latest — announcements and news about my upcoming releases, events, and behind-the-scenes information about my books — is to sign up for my newsletter: Get Curious. Go Deep. 

I’m still working out details about frequency and content, but I promise you this:

  • Newsletters will be emailed to you no more than monthly.
  • Each issue will include exclusive content about the book I’m working on, a Q&A section, sneak peeks into upcoming releases, recommended reads, and contests/prizes open to newsletter recipients only.

I’m taking questions now for the first issue! Post them in the comments or drop me a line at anne (at) annecalhoun (dot) com. The winning question will get a copy of AFTERNOON DELIGHT, the first book in the Irresistible stories (out Sept 16th!). If you’d like to sign up, the form is on the top right corner of my blog; your email will never be shared, and the list is completely private. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

A little AFTERNOON DELIGHT…

I love the middle of the afternoon. The morning rush is over, evening fun and family times are on the horizon, and there’s usually a little break time for a treat: a bit of chocolate, sneaking a few pages of reading, something quiet, something I’m not likely to announce on Twitter or Facebook. Something just for me.

The heroine in my latest erotic romance, AFTERNOON DELIGHT, feels the same way. Sarah is a chef for a food truck, so her work day winds down in the middle of the afternoon; the hero, Tim, works the day shift as a paramedic, so he’s off work earlier than most people, too. Which leaves them lots of time to do something that feels a little bit secret, a little bit special…fall in love.

The book comes out on September 16, 2014. Every afternoon between now and then I’m going to give you a bite-sized treat of AFTERNOON DELIGHT, to spice up your afternoon. Here, Tim meets Sarah for the first time…

Movement caught his attention. He looked over his left shoulder to see the food truck woman walking toward him, a steaming bowl in one hand. Probably it was her lunch break, too, now that the rush was over. He stood up in case she wanted the bench in the sunshine.

She flashed him that bright smile. “Don’t leave,” she said.

“I thought you wanted this bench,” he said.

“I did, because you were sitting on it.”

A fast talker. Just the way he liked it. He sat back down, stretched his arm across the back of the seat, and smiled back. “Still here, darlin’.”

She held out the bowl, a napkin and spork cupped between her palm and the bottom of the bowl. “Do me a favor and give this a try.”

More mid-afternoon treats coming every day until Sept 16, when AFTERNOON DELIGHT releases! Full excerpt available here, and preorder links are available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon! 😉

 

 

Celebrate Lauren Jameson’s new release, LINGER, with a cover fight night!

The amazing Lauren Jameson invited me to the Facebook party tomorrow (Sept 2nd) to celebrate her latest release, LINGER. The cover for my Sept 16 release, AFTERNOON DELIGHT, is up against the equally amazing J Kenner’s IGNITED.

How can you possibly choose?!

How can you possibly choose?!

 

Our round takes place at 8:30pm Pacific Time (that’s 9:30 Mountain, 10:30 Central, and 11:30 Eastern) Stop by the party and vote. Let’s be honest here…with this schedule, you can’t lose at any time.

4:00pm – Cathryn Fox vs. Renee Vincent
4:30pm – Mari Carr vs. Nalini Singh
5:00pm – Monica Murphy vs. Megan Crane
5:30pm – Eden Bradley vs. Laura Kaye
6:00pm – Cooper Davis vs. Jayne Rylon
6:30pm – Ava Conway vs. RG Alexander
7:00pm – Delilah Devlin vs. Kaira Rouda
7:30pm – Cindy Miles vs. Nina Lane
8:00pm – Rachel Van Dyken vs. Elena Aitken
8:30pm – Anne Calhoun vs. Julie Kenner
Stop over and have some fun with the covers,the authors, and especially the fabulous Lauren Jameson! Congrats on the newest release, Lauren!

Cover Reveals – AFTERNOON DELIGHT and THE LIST

I’ve been on vacation this week, and while I was gone, gorgeous covers for my next two releases – AFTERNOON DELIGHT (9/14) and THE LIST (3/15) showed up in my inbox! Both books are part of my new series with Berkley’s Heat and Intermix imprints, called the Irresistible series. I’m so excited about these books. They’re set in New York City, one of my favorite settings, and hearken back to previous works, including BREATH ON EMBERS (remember Tim, the FDNY EMS lieutenant? He’s getting his book!),  and the novellas in the Agony/Ecstasy anthology (THE LIST’s heroine is “Lady Matilda”, who is not a Lady, or a lady, but is a whole handful of trouble for FBI agent Daniel Logan). Here’s the cover and blurb for Afternoon Delight:


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Sarah McCall, food truck co-owner and recentManhattan transplant, savors each moment of her new job—whether it’s refining the truck’s menu, learning the city, or spending afternoons in bed with the hot paramedic who’s fast becoming her favorite customer.

Tim Cannon spends his days sprinting from one emergency to the next. He eats like he works—at top speed—somewhere along the line he lost his ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Hooking up with Sarah is just another way to cope with the stress of his job, until their afternoon trysts coax Tim into enjoying everything he’s avoided. Can Tim learn to balance his job saving lives with the everyday delights that make life worth living? If anyone can teach him, it’s Sarah…

And here’s the cover and blurb for THE LIST:

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Matchmaker and stationery shop owner Matilda Davies brings people together. For those on her list, Tilda will find the man or woman of their dreams—whether it’s for an hour or a lifetime. But due to a painful past, the British expat has never put her own name on the list. Instead, she limits herself to emotionless and commitment-free hookups. Then she meets Daniel, who wants not just her body, but also her heart…

Daniel Logan hides the soul of a poet under the suit and tie of an FBI agent. Specializing in financial crimes, he pieces together stories of greed and ensures justice is done. He plays by the rules—until he meets Tilda. He’s drawn in by her passion as well as her mysteriousness. Daniel knows that no matter her secrets, he’s the perfect match for Tilda. But even pleasure doesn’t come with a guarantee…

September isn’t very far away. 😉 Until then, happy reading!

New Release Details!

Summer has just begun, but fall is coming, along with new releases!

AFTERNOON DELIGHT (September 2014) –

Sarah McCall, food truck co-owner and recent Manhattan transplant, savors each moment of her new job—whether it’s refining the truck’s menu, learning the city, or spending afternoons in bed with the hot paramedic who’s fast becoming her favorite customer.

Tim Cannon spends his days sprinting from one emergency to the next. He eats like he works—at top speed — somewhere along the line he lost his ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Hooking up with Sarah is just another way to cope with the stress of his job, until their afternoon trysts coax Tim into enjoying everything he’s avoided. Can Tim learn to balance his job saving lives with the everyday delights that make life worth living? If anyone can teach him, it’s Sarah….

THE LIST (February 2015) – 

Matchmaker and stationer Matilda Davies is in the business of connecting people. For those on her list, Tilda will find the man or woman of their dreams—whether it’s for an hour or a lifetime. Haunted by a traumatic past, the British ex-pat is driven to create lasting connections, but she’s never put her name on her list. Instead, she limits herself to emotionless hookups. Then she meets Daniel, who wants not just her body, but also her heart…

Daniel Logan hides the soul of a poet under the suit and tie of an FBI Agent. He specializes in financial crimes, piecing together stories of greed and devastation, then ensures justice is done. He plays by the rules—until he meets Tilda. The combination of passion and mystery draws Daniel deep into the dark, desperate past of the woman he fiercely loves.  Daniel knows that no matter her secrets, he’s the perfect match for Tilda, but even pleasure doesn’t come with a guarantee…

Details coming soon for EVENING STORM (8/15) and THE MUSE (12/15). We’re finalizing the covers and will reveal those as soon as they’re ready! Stay tuned for giveaways, and enjoy your summer reading!

Interview/Upcoming Release

The wonderful writers who blog at Wonkomance decided to start a video podcast, and I was their first guest. You can see the replay here. It’s about an hour long, and includes a really well-thought out Q&A, some talk about hair, and me reading from a very safe-for-work portion of Uncommon Passion.

In other news, Afternoon Delight, my first Intermix release with Berkley will be out in September, 2014, just four short months away! This story revisits Lt. Tim Cannon of the FDNY EMS division (first featured in Breath on Embers). One gorgeous spring afternoon he meets Sarah, a new transplant to NYC, who’s opening a food truck with a friend. What starts off as a sexy competition turns complicated and emotional…you know, as these things do. 🙂 I had a great time writing this story, and I’m so excited it will be available so quickly The book is connected to three more upcoming releases I’m feverishly writing. I hope to be able to show off the covers for this book and the others in the series very soon!

In the meantime, happy reading and a very happy spring to all of you in the Northern Hemisphere!

Uncommon Passion FTW!

Wonderful news! UNCOMMON PASSION won the All About Romance 2014 Annual Reader poll for best erotic romance! I’m totally shocked, and very happy. Huge, heartfelt congratulations to all the other winners. I’m in amazing company with Laura Florand, Sherry Thomas, Julie James, Nalini Singh, Courtney Milan, and Sarah MacLean, just to name a few. Thanks so much to all the readers who voted, not just for my book but for any book you loved. We writers wouldn’t be able to do the work we love if readers didn’t love and buy books. Thank you!!!