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Rough-Edged Romance,

Sharp-Edged Suspense


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This is the official website of romantic-suspense author Sidney Bell. My new novel, Loose Cannon, will be on sale in April of this year in paperback and ebook from Carina Press. It's the first in a trilogy, and I'm already hard at work on the next one!

There's more information about Loose Cannon and my other work under the "Read" tab, and you can peek through my blog. I'll be updating frequently as the release date gets closer, so stay tuned for more info. If you have a comment or a question, or if you're concerned about potential triggers in any of my books, please feel free to email me at Thanks for stopping by!

Loose Cannon is Available Now!

Released after five years in the system for assault, streetwise Edgar-Allen Church is ready to leave the past behind and finally look to his future. In need of a place to crash, he's leaning on Miller Quinn. A patient, solidly masculine pillar of strength and support, Miller has always been there for him—except in the one way Church has wanted the most...

7/17/17-Night Owl Reviews Summer Fun Event

This is the coolest, you guys. I'm one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Reviews SUMMER FUN Scavenger Hunt this year. The team at Night Owl puts this event together every year and it gives you a chance to win loads of free prizes and find new books to read. Make sure to check out Loose Cannon along the way. Summer Fun runs from July 19 - Aug 9!

The grand prize is a $100 Amazon Gift Card. $900 in prizes and over 90 Winners!

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4/7/17-Music for the Journey

To celebrate the release of the new book, I made up a playlist of songs that I used during the writing of Loose Cannon. Each song comes with a brief explanation of how it fit in my writing process or represented the characters in some way. It's posted at my publisher's blog and you can check it out here.

4/2/17-Guest Post at The Novel Approach

I love this website--they write such thoughtful reviews. And I've been lucky enough to get the opportunity to write a guest post for their blog. It's a little bit about Loose Cannon and a little about a very awkward meal at a conference. Read it here if you like! 

2/16/17-Loose Cannon Available as Paperback and Ebook

For those who prefer hard copies, I'm happy to announce that you'll be able to buy Loose Cannon in paperback from and starting April 4th. The book will still be available as an ebook from all major retailers. Go here to the Loose Cannon page to pre-order.

2/1/17-Conversation Saturdays (Loose Cannon Edition)!

So we've got roughly two months until Loose Cannon comes out, and that means it's time to start providing teasers. I think I'll post a small bit each Saturday, just snatches of conversation or the like. The tidbits will be from places deeper in the novel than the excerpt here on the website goes, but I'll be very careful to avoid spoilers. I'm staunchly anti-spoiler. ;D

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1/12/17-Loose Cannon Excerpt Available

Some of you may have read the first chapter of Loose Cannon when it was excerpted at the end of Bad Judgment, but I've included the first 2 chapters here on the website, so those of you who've already taken a look can see some new material. You can find it here or on the Loose Cannon page at the button above, but be aware, there's adult content, so it's NSFW.

9/23/16-Finding Inspiration--Music to Help You Angst

I wrote a blog post for Carina Press's blog to help get the word out about Bad Judgment. You can read it here. It includes a few videos and some short explanations about how each song helped me understand my characters and get motivated to write about their drama (so much drama!).

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