SlingWords Honor Roll: 78 Author Guest Stars

As 2014 comes to a close, I want to honor my guests, my All Star Authors who appeared on SlingWords in 2014 -- either with a Guest Post, a Dirty Dozen Interview, or a Thursday3Some Book Spotlight.

Applause Please

In 2014, I had the privilege of welcoming NOT 78 as the title of this post says, BUT 86 authors to SlingWords.

(What can I say? It's late. I'm number challenged.) A few of these authors -- real go-getters -- appeared multiple times.

Readers, This Is For You

After you read this post and scroll through the list of authors, go straight to Comments for a special treat.

Book Deals Just for You

I've invited all these authors to leave a comment with a book that they'd like to recommend to you -- because it's free or discounted, a new release, or a book that's proved popular with readers. You'll see the author's name, book title, a 1 sentence blurb, and 1 buy link posted by some of these All Star Authors -- just in case you're interested in grabbing one last book for 2014 to go with your glass of bubbly.

These comments and book listings will be ongoing from the time this post publishes until the first post of 2015 goes up. (That will happen around noon on Jan. 1, 2015, since I plan to sleep late after my New Year's Eve party.)

The 2014 SlingWords Honor Roll

Alphabetized by first name because that was the easiest word processing sort, and I'm all about easy.

Andrea Cooper
Angela Quarles
Annette Drake
Ashley York
Barb Caffrey
Beppie Harrison
Brenda Jernigan
Carol DeVaney
Carole Price
Caroline Clemmons
Cathy Perkins
Cheryl Bolen
Cynthia Wicklund
Daryl Devore
David Russell
Donna Cummings
Donna Fasano
E. Ayers
Elaine Raco Chase
Elaine Violette
Erin Moore
Gerry Bartlett
Helena Fairfax
Ilona Fridl
J. J. DiBenedetto
Jacqueline Patricks
Jacquie Rogers
Jan Scarbrough
Jana Richards
Jean Joachim
Jeanine McAdam
Jen J. Danna
Jill Hughey
Jina Bacarr
JoAnne Myers
Judythe Morgan
Juli D. Revezzo
Kara O'Neal
Karen McCullough
Kathryn Jane
Kelly Rae
Kimberley Trouette
Kristy Tate
L. C. Hayden
Lacy Williams
Laura Haley-McNeil
L. A. Sartor
Libby Malin
Lily Bishop
Linda Bennett Pennell
Lisa Chalmers
Liv Rancourt
Liz Flaherty
Lynn Crain
Mageela Troche
Margaret Fieland
Martha O'Sullivan
Mary Caelsto
Melanie Greene
Mickie Sherwood
Mina Khan
Nicole Zoltack
P. J. MacLayne
Pamela S. Thibodeaux
Paty Jager
Penny Estelle
Rachael Kosinski
Rebecca Thomas
Rebekah R. Ganiere
Shannyn Schroeder
Sharon Ervin
Sheila Parker
Shelley Munro
Shirley Hailstock
Stacy Juba
Stephanie Queen
Susan Sofayov
Susan C. Muller
Susan Oleksiw
Susan R. Hughes
T. J. Bennett
Tara Manderino
Veronica Scott
Victoria Adams
Violet Blake
Wareeze Woodson

Takeaway Truth

SlingWords is a labor of love for me. Yes, it's usually a lot of work, but I love being able to share what I'm reading, watching, or writing. Also, I love introducing new authors and books to the reading world which comprises most of the readership for this blog.

So look for more of all of the above in 2015. Happiest of New Year's to you!


  1. Authors, please post your special book for readers along with a small cover image, a 1 sentence blurb, and 1 buy link.

    Happy New Year to my favorite people: authors and readers!

  2. Oops! I see a cover image can't be posted easily unless you have a link to where the image is hosted on the web. Sorry. I didn't check into this earlier.

    Okay, title, blurb, link. Go for it!

  3. Joan Reeves, author of LuvU4Ever: "Exactly how long is forever?" Only 99cents on all sellers including Amazon:

  4. Joan Reeves, author of Scents and Sensuality: "Amanda knows all about The Science of Sex Appeal and nothing about men; Harrison knows all about computers and too much about "flavor of the month" dating -- so how did they end up in bed together?" Free: Smashwords until Jan. 1, 2015, at 10:00 am, with this Coupon Code QM26T.

  5. Authors of Main Street, author of Holiday Decorating: "Holiday Crafts from Bestselling Authors." FREE:

  6. Jina Bacarr, author of Come Fly with Me, the story about a bad boy billionaire who hooks up with a lonely good girl on New Year’s Eve at 30,000 feet in the air where anything can happen. Kindle and KU

  7. Helena Fairfax, British author of A Way from Heart to Heart, a contemporary romance set on the Yorkshire moors
    Thanks fo rhaving me, Joan, and Happy new Year to you!

    1. My pleasure, Helena. May all your dreams come true in 2015!

  8. Kristina Knight, author of THE DAUGHTER HE WANTED. Since the loss of his wife, Alex Ryan has been living a half-life. But with one phone call, Alex discovers he's the biological father of a four-year-old girl...and everything changes.

    Thanks, Joan, and Happy New Year!

    1. You're welcome, Liz! May all your dreams come true in 2015!

  9. Donna Cummings, author of humorously-ever-after romances, including I DO. . . OR DIE. She's had COLDS that lasted longer than her relationships.

  10. Penny Estelle (P. A. Estelle) author of Jesse's Find, historical western romance - 99 cents
    On his way home from a cattle drive Jesse Mason finds a woman, who has been shot, and an infant. What are they doing out in the middle of the Kansas plains, miles from any town, and who wants them dead?

    Thanks Joan. Here's to 2015 and another year of Sling Words!

    1. You're welcome, Penny. May all your dreams come true in 2015!

  11. Jan Scarbrough, author of the Bluegrass Reunion series, KENTUCKY BLUE BLOODS - She wants to save the family horse farm, but he has other ideas. #kindle @amazon

  12. Susan Sofayov author of Defective. Maggie Hovis battles an enemy, she cannot escape--her own brain.

    To Joan and all her fans, Happy New Year.

  13. Jill Hughey, one of eight authors who want you to be transported back in time and all over the world, from the middle ages of Europe to the Scottish highlands to 19th-century America. LOST IN A KISS: Eight Sensual and Sweet Novellas, 99 cents!

  14. Lily Bishop, author of No Strings Attached: It's not a Vegas one-night stand if he shows up in the office on Monday morning as your new boss.

  15. Stacy Juba, author of Twenty-Five Years Ago Today: When obit writer and aspiring reporter Kris Langley investigates the 25-year-old unsolved murder of Diana Ferguson, a young artist obsessed with Greek mythology, not only does she fall in love with Diana's nephew, but she must also fight to stay off the obituary page herself.

  16. Thank you for Joan! What a great idea! Confederado do Norte: a story of survival, forgiveness, and redemption.

    1. My pleasure, Linda. May all your dreams come true in 2015!

  17. Thank you, Joan!
    Kimberley Troutte, Romantic suspense author of UNDER THE RADAR (SEAL EXtreme Team 3): When Ty Whitehorse's helo is shot down in the Arctic during a blizzard, he rescues a lady musher, and discovers he's not the only one in enemy crosshairs and fighting under the radar--staying together is dangerous, separating is impossible.

    1. You're welcome! May all your dreams come true in 2015!

  18. Jana Richards, author of HER BEST MAN. The best man for her really is the best man.

  19. Thanks, Joan.
    Mickie Sherwood, author of Christmas Crush: Will Craig Johnston, a dynamic paraplegic, present divorcée Ashley Wagner with a gift she can't resist? Buy Link:

  20. Thanks Joan ~ Happy New Year
    Cathy Perkins, author of CYPHER: When a hit man kills the wrong person, a SC detective confronts hidden agendas & conflicting motives in a powerful local family, while trying to control his attraction to the intended victim—a woman who's hell-bent on saving the remnants of her family.

    SALE priced at 99 cents

    1. You're welcome, and Happy New Year to you too, Cathy.

  21. Hi Joan - Thanks so much for doing this!
    My O'Leary series - contemporary romances set in Chicago around a large Irish-American family are on sale through today $1.99 - $3.99 for the first 4 books.

    1. Hey, Shannyn. Happy to have a party. Happy New Year.

  22. Thank you, Joan,
    Paty Jager - Double Duplicity: A Shandra Higheagle Mystery
    On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.
    Special Pre-order price of $.99!

  23. Thanks, Joan , for posting this, but also for being an inspiration of to so many of us, not just in your writing, but as a professional in this big marketplace. I'm thrilled and honored to call you a fellow Author of Main Street.
    I love writing my sweet westerns and my edgier River City Novels. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, RIVER CITY isn't about Christmas - it's about finding love, blending traditions, hope for the future, and hearts really don't care which holidays people celebrate.,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

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  25. Thank you for this opportunity, Joan! Happy New year to you and everyone here. :)

    Juli D. Revezzo author of Changeling's Crown: A fairy tale romance.
    Sexy ranch hand captures an errant faery godmother's heart...Will she break the rules (again) for him? CHANGELING’S CROWN SPECIAL $.99 sale.

  26. Thanks for putting together this wonderful post and for coordinating all of us! You rock, Joan!

    If y'all are in the mood for some malice, mischief and men, there's a fun anthology on sale for $0.99

  27. Was my pleasure to be a guest - you rock, Joan! MISSION TO MAHJUNDAR Can a blind princess and a tough special forces soldier escape the enemies chasing them, complete the mission and make it off the planet?

  28. Joan Reeves, one of the Authors of Main Street: Christmas on Main Street Box Set. "Christmas Romance Collection of 12 Novels by Bestselling, Award-winning authors." Only 99cents. Amazon: (and other ebook sellers.)

  29. Thanks so much, Joan! Happy New Year!
    Liv Rancourt - Between the Sheets - Randy and Maggie have one weekend to turn their solo lives into a beautiful duet. $0.99

  30. Happy New Year everyone - thanks Joan... Here's my newest romantic comedy - Caught in a Trap...she invented him - at least she thought she she has one 6'2" 230lb ex- Navy Seal problem...& he wants answers!

  31. Thank you, Joan, and Happy New Year! Bone Girl - a lonely girl learns to play a discarded trombone; an abused stallion learns to trust. Together, they save their world.

  32. Thank you, Joan, and a very happy New Year to you and your readers. For those who don't know my series, they should start at the beginning with 'Dead, Without a Stone to Tell It': When a human bone is found on a lonely stretch of coastline, a determined homicide detective and a reluctant scientist risk their lives as they join forces to bring a serial killer to justice. A cheap and cheerful $3.10 for the full length novel on Amazon:

  33. Thanks, Joan, from Susan C. Muller, author of The Witch on Twisted Oak. A psychic is brutally murdered. Secrets are revealed. An old enemy is out for revenge.

  34. Happy New Year and thank you, Joan! As if levitation, telekinesis and premonitions weren't enough, what else is Cassandra Blakemore hiding? The Spirit Within by Sheila Parker, a paranormal romance found on Amazon!

  35. Happy new year, Joan! The Earl's Christmas Colt is a story about a marriage of convenience and mistaken identity.

  36. Joan, you amaze me with the way you share with fellow authors. Real Vampires Say Read My Hips is my new release this month, Can Glory finally make it to the altar? Not if her mother has her way. Happy new year!

    1. Gerry, we go way back, don't we? Wishing you great success in 2015.

  37. Shirley Hailstock, author of UNDER THE SHEETS: If you could change everything about yourself, would someone who loves you know who you are? $.99

  38. L.A. Sartor, thank you Joan, lovely to be a guest of yours. You rock with your Slingwords! Forever Yours This New Year's Night (perfect for right now :) is my latest release is a best seller on Amazon; "They have one week to complete their assignment, one week to trust each other, one week to fall in love."

    1. You're welcome. I enjoyed being your guest too on An Indie Adventure. Happy New Year.

  39. Thanks so much, Joan, for having me and the other authors during 2014. Happy New Year to you and yours!

    As for a book...

    Barb Caffrey, AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE, on sale now at the low price of ninety-nine cents.

  40. Thanks Joan and Happy New Year Everyone! Circles of Fate is my NEW RELEASE! .... Fate brings together a cast of characters whose lives will forever be entwined. Ebook is 1/2 price when you purchase the print version! Enjoy ... God Bless!

  41. Thanks for doing this, Joan. You've helped so many!

    Susan Oleksiw's FOR THE LOVE OF PARVATI: AN ANITA RAY MYSTERY takes Anita into the hills of central Kerala, India.

  42. I love coming on Joan's blog. Wish I got here more often. I had a personal assistant who scheduled me a blog tour in early 2014, and I swore off blogs for a while after that. Took me a month to write all the original content--a month away from my books. Speaking of books, I have a sale on right now for my Christmas Brides:3 Regency Novellas for $.99 everywhere. Thanks, Joan!

  43. Thanks so much for having me on your fabulous blog, Joan. It's always an honor!
    My latest release is Claiming Annie's Heart, which is set in my favorite place--Ireland.
    Available for Kindle and at all other eBook retailers.
    HAPPY 2015, everyone!

    1. The pleasure is all mine, Judythe. Have a wonderful New Year.

  44. Joan, Happy New Year to you and the whole Sling Words family! My newest release is FOLLOWING HIS HEART, the first book in the Ocean City Boardwalk Series.

    FOLLOWING HIS HEART is available for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBook.

  45. Thanks Joan! You're the best!

    I'm Kathryn Jane, author of The Intrepid Women Series.

    In VOICES, Rachel is desperate to stop a killer, and, Quinn wants his wife back...