AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

The October Author Spotlight shines on  Connie Vines who wrote under the name Addison Murray for Precious Gems Romance. 

Now she happily writes as Connie Vines in multiple genres.

Connie has been a member of Romance Writers of America and the Orange County RWA for decades and is the President of the GothRom Chapter of RWA.

Published in romance, historical, young adult, non-fiction, and fantasy, her novels have won the H.O.L.T. Medallion, Orange Rose, and the Award of Excellence.

Her Rodeo Romance Series, novella series, and anthologies are available through her publisher, BLW, in print and e-book. 

Connie lives in southern California with her adorable little dog named Chantel.

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A Sampler of Connie's Books

Connie was a contributor to the bestselling Romance Short Story boxset,  Last Chance Beach: Summer's End (still only 99¢) with her story Paradise Perfume

She also contributed a recipe to Cocktails on the Beach, the FREE companion book to the Last Chance Beach collection.

Connie writes in several genres. Her most recent novel was Tanayia: Whisper on the Water, a historical romance played against a backdrop of racial injustice that calls for recognition of the dignity and value of ethnic diversity.

Apacheria, 1880.Tanayia is alone in the world. Her village destroyed and her people murdered by a group of revolutionaries who now hold her hostage. A daring escape on the edge of Cochise’s stronghold saves Tanayia’s life, but she discovers her ordeal is only beginning.

Forced to live in a government run boarding school, Tanayia is stripped of her identity. The headmistress is bent on destroying Tay, but Jacob Five-Wounds stands in her way. 

Jacob urges Tay to run away with him—but diphtheria strikes the school. Now, Tanayia must make a choice, a choice she knows may cost her both Jacob and his love.


Don't you love the title of this book and the cover? This novella is a sample of her paranormal romance and dry humor. Authors Den Review: "Quirky, Sassy, and Fun!"

Alive, Steampunk novelist Meredith Misso worked hard at living the perfect SoCal celeb life. 

Now that she is a Zombie, it’s all about the make-up, non-vegan lifestyle, and her soon-to-be ex, who somehow managed to Velcro himself back into her life.

That truly sounds like a sassy, fun book to read, and perfect for Halloween, doesn't it?


For all of you western romance lovers, try this contemporary western, the first book in her Rodeo Romance series. 

Romance.com gave this story 4 1/2 Roses in their review: "Connie has a wonderful gift for making her characters come alive for her readers. A must read!”

This book was a H.O.L.T. Medallion Finalist, was an Orange Rose Finalist, took 2nd Place in the Colorado Gold, 2nd Place in Fool for Love, and won Connie an Award of Excellence.

With a dangerous reputation for taking chances and tempting fate, rugged cowboy Lynx Maddox had one goal in life—to win the coveted Silver Buckle rodeo championship. But when he sets eyes on lovely Rachel Scott, he becomes determined to capture her as well.

Rachel traveled the circuit with her famous rodeo rider dad until his fatal accident in the arena. Now, she wants nothing to do with that world—or the men who risk their lives for one brief moment of glory. But her attraction to Lynx becomes too powerful to deny. . . and his unexpected gentleness too seductive to resist. . .

Connie blogs on the 13th of each month. Be sure and stop by on her blog day and tell her hello.

Happy October Reading! 

I hope you'll find a book you love, whether it's one of Connie's or another author's, please leave a review for the author. Even 2-3 sentences helps an author keep writing.