DC Area Storytellers

The DC Area Storytellers are a group of authors of multiple genres residing in or near the Washington, DC area. Published within the fields of romance, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, fiction and non-fiction, this diverse group of authors offers a wide range of works for readers to savor.

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New Review for Debut: Adrienne by D. Renee Bagby

Friday, February 27, 2009
"...highly intense and truly entertaining. The emotions portrayed by not only the main characters but also the many secondary ones, are ones you can relate too... You will be hard pressed to put this book down even for a moment, as you will become so caught up in the magic, betrayals, danger and treachery that makes this book a definite keeper."
~ Five Hearts from Margo Arthur of The Romance Studio
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Adrienne by D. Renee Bagby

Samhain Publishing
eBook ISBN: 978-1-59998-523-7
Print ISBN: 978-1-59998-757-6


He crossed dimensions to claim her as his queen—but her reign may destroy his world.

Adrienne Backett wants two simple little things this spring break: rest and relaxation. After nearly four years of slaving away for her college education, she deserves a holiday. What she gets is pulled into another dimension by a man who claims she’s his rightful queen.

Malik, King of Ulan, has until his birthday to find his bride or he must forfeit his throne. When a spell reveals her location, he will do anything, even cross dimensions, to claim her as his own.

As if fending off a lusty king isn’t enough of a headache, Adrienne finds herself a pawn in a rival monarch’s plot to bring Malik’s world to its knees. But is the real danger being stuck in the middle of a power struggle between rival kingdoms? Or the damage Malik could do to her heart?

Warning: This title contains adult language (cursing), talking animals, violence, and scenes of near rape.


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New Release: Very Much Alive!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Available now through Samhain Publishing!

“Very Much Alive” by Dana Marie Bell

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ISBN: 978-1-60504-392-0
Length: Category
Price: 4.50
Publication Date: February 17, 2009
Cover art by Anne Cain

Her destiny rests in their hands…

True Destiny, Book 1

Kiran Tate and Logan Saeter have been on the run from Oliver Grimm for so long they’ve forgotten what it’s like to be free. Ending Grimm’s power games won’t be easy, but this time they have an ace in the hole. PI Jordan Grey, Guardian Investigation’s resident hot shot—and Grimm’s step-granddaughter.

Jordan Grey has her doubts when Logan and Kir show up in her office with a tall tale of how her step-grandfather has framed them for murder. And to top it all off, they’re claiming that they’re really the ancient Norse gods Loki and Baldur, and that Grimm is Odin!

When the two lovers see the sexy detective for the first time, stopping Grimm suddenly takes a back seat to seducing her into their arms. But Grimm never rests, and when his anger spills over onto Jordan, it sets them all on a collision course with a destiny that will rock their world…

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, some violence, and hot male/male/female action. In fact, it could be considered a religious experience.



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VDay Wishes from D. Renee Bagby

Saturday, February 14, 2009
Happy Valentine's Day!

My VDay card to you:


Check out my VDay story, A Valentine's Gift for Tori for an unorthodox look at the most romantic holiday of the year.

A Valentine's Gift for Tori by Zenobia Renquist
She wants a boyfriend for Valentine’s and her husband wants to deliver.

Tori has come to the realization that her marriage lacks the spark it had in the beginning. She and her husband argue more than anything else and she foresees a nasty break-up on the horizon if something doesn’t change. When he asks her what she wants for Valentine’s Day, her answer is scandalous and straightforward—a boyfriend.

Rather than be upset, her husband is intrigued by the idea and sets out to make it happen. Tori has set herself—and him—an impossible goal and her prospects aren’t that promising. But she’s determined to have a boyfriend in time for the most romantic holiday of the year.

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Coffee Time Romance Chat

Thursday, February 12, 2009
It's February 12th, which means tonight I'll be chatting live at Coffee Time Romance!

The chat starts at 9 p.m. EST, so if you have a little time and would like to talk about my upcoming release or ask me about my latest hair experiment, stop on by! Just click on "Chat Room". If you need to install or update your Java, Coffee Time has the links right there on the page; if not, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Click Here!" Let the Java script run, enter a user name, and click connect.

Hope to see you there!
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Wicked Wednesday at MTM

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Danielle Devon let me post my book signing rant on her blog, Minding the Muse.

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Book Signing: Annapolis Borders, 07 Feb 2009

Before I start off this retelling of events that took place on Saturday, 07 February 2009, I would just like it to be noted that if there is a way to get lost going someplace, I will be sure to find it. Without fail or a doubt, lost is the one thing I will do if given directions and a new locale to find.

To make the situation even sadder, I have visited Annapolis Mall a handful of times before and should—by all rights—know my way there. But, I did in fact get lost. I blame Yahoo maps partially because their directions did not indicate a left or right turn—though a right turn was all I could make—and I drove for two miles before I realized I was going the wrong way down MD-450.

So, while I had planned to be first on the scene a little before one—since the signing started at two—I ended up being fourth. First on the scene was Stephanie “Flash” Burke and her lovely husband Dennis. They wrangled up a second table so we could spread out and some chairs, which I appreciated because after working an eight-hour shift at my night job there was no way I would be standing for long.

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ARe 2008 Awards

Monday, February 9, 2009


Congrats to Samhain Publishing for best selling publisher, Red Rose Publishing for best selling new publisher, and Bianca D'Arc for being a best selling author!!
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Signing-Annapolis!

Friday, February 6, 2009
Join D. Renee Bagby, Stephanie Burke, Jean Marie Ward, Melissa Schroeder, Monica Burns, and Margaret Carter for a signing at the Borders in Annapolis! We will be signing our latest romance releases.
Borders
Feb 7th
1115 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD 21401
410.571.0923
From 2-5 pm

Come on by for goodies, books and fun!
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Valentines Contest!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

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Just to make things extra easy for you, here are the websites you need to visit:

http://www.amandayoung.org/
http://www.annedouglas.com/
http://www.michellecary.com/
http://www.lizcraven.com/
http://www.myaserotica.com/

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Telepathic Cravings-New Release

Sunday, February 1, 2009
This is actually a rerelease of my Voices Carry Omnibus which includes the stories Voices Carry, Lost in Emotion, and Hard Habit to Break.
TELEPATHIC CRAVINGS
PUBLISHER: WHISKEY CREEK TORRID
DIGITAL ISBN:978-1-60313-532-0
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-60313-533-7

A Federation under siege. A Counter-Terrorism Department overworked. Paranormal abilities outlawed. But when no one suspects what you can do, criminal Voices Carry. Called by lust and longing, three telepaths risk their lives to put their skills to work for the Federation Counter-Terrorism Department.
VOICES CARRY When a criminal organization stealing secrets jeopardizes her boss’ life, secret telempath Shana Adams risks everything to uncover the truth and save Marcus. Draws into a dangerous web of passion and suspicion, she’ll offer Marcus more than her body to survive.
LOST IN EMOTION Alien Gorgons, Federation enemies? No contest. Telemphatic anti-terrorist agent David Adams can fight anything. Anything, that is, but his feelings for Genoa, the sassy, sexy spy he’s been charged with protecting.
HARD HABIT TO BREAK Once a powerful paranormal, psychically crippled Drug Enforcement office, Nolete Ashford has rebuilt her life from ashes. Now she’s on a mission to stop a drug that is killing paranormals. Nothing to it, no problem-until she’s assigned to work with Drake, the one man she could never forget.


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