Posts Tagged ‘adult romance’

Perfect Scents…

Monday, March 20th, 2017
PERFECT SCENTS 
by Virginia Taylor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 9/26/2017
Two unsuspecting lovers stumble upon the blueprint for love . . .
Calliope Allbrook takes a job in
lovely, sunny Adelaide, Australia, hoping to lose herself in her work
as a balm for her broken heart. And if it weren’t for the handsome
hunk renovating the house next door, Calli would never even have
looked up from the garden she is designing for her latest client. But
rugged Kellen Dee is just the cure the beautiful heiress needs. After
all, he has no idea who she is, so he certainly won’t see her as a
meal ticket. Then there’s the fact that Kell’s deliciously
sexy—and incredibly good with his hands . . .
From the moment Kell takes her in his
arms, he knows Calli is more than just a fling. Then the blue collar
bachelor learns he’s not sharing his bed with just any woman, but
the wealthy daughter of the man who could make Kell’s construction
business a success—and Kell the kind of well-heeled man worthy of
Calli’s love. But he’ll have to be careful his ambitions don’t
trip up his heart . . .
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After training at the South Australian
School of Art, Virginia worked in an advertising agency. This segued
into re-training as a nurse/midwife before meeting the man of her
dreams, marrying and producing two children.
Over the years Virginia has been a
theatre set painter and designer, but now she fills her days as a
full-time writer.
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When Jack Trumps Ace

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
When
Jack Trumps Ace
by
Debbie De Louise
Genre:
A Romantic Comedy Jewel Heist Novella
 
 
Jackie
Riordan’s in trouble . . .
When
her jewel-thief father is caught in the middle of a heist, Jackie
makes her getaway to his ex-jail pal’s apartment. a man called Ace,
who lives in an upscale neighborhood of Chicago. What she doesn’t
count on is falling in love with him and becoming his partner in
crime. She also doesn’t expect to compete with Ace’s old flame or
deal with his cat Roxie who causes her allergy attacks.
All
bets are off . . .
After
Jackie discovers clues left by her father which lead her to a
treasure that Ace may have stolen, she contemplates her next move.
Should she trust Ace and believe her father gave him the money, or
head home to her mother, a religious hypocrite who would have no
qualms about ratting out her own daughter to the cops?
Things
that sparkle aren’t always Diamonds . . .
Before
Jackie can decide who the good guys really are, she finds herself
atop the Willis Tower carrying her father’s ashes in her pocket and
aiding Ace in the largest jewelry heist of his life. Things go
terribly wrong, and Jackie’s only choice seems to be to walk away
from Ace or face imprisonment. 
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Debbie
De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a
public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime,
International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writer’s Association.
She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long
Island University. Her three published novels include Cloudy Rainbow,
A Stone’s Throw, and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Solstice
Publishing, 2016) that has been on the Amazon bestseller list for
cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories
for several anthologies of various genres. She is currently working
on the third Cobble Cove mystery and a psychological thriller. She
lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
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Finding Mrs. Right

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

About the book:

Tired of being alone but fed up with being set up by his friends, Gabe decides to take a break from dating when Rose enters his life. Could she be the one he’s been waiting for? But after a heavy blow to Gabe’s ego, he meets Veronica in the park and something about her resonates with him. And then there is Sally, Gabe’s loyal assistant. Gabe never saw her as a romantic partner until…51S+uOH61vL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_
Rose is beautiful, smart and climbing the career ladder. Having a permanent relationship may not be in the cards for her. Veronica has a secret she’s been carrying for a while and when she decides to let Gabe in on it, it may hurt their chances of a relationship. Sally’s life is complicated and Gabe could complicate it even more.

Author Debbie White

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Debbie currently resides in beautiful Sonoma County, California, where the jagged Pacific coastline meets the rolling hills cascading with vineyards. She writes romance novellas that feature strong, independent women, who when faced with adversity, or tragedy, fine strength and overcome the perils that stand in their way. She’s an avid supporter of animal rescue, and happily donates a portion of sales from her books to rescue organizations. She has two adult children, and two granddaughters. In her spare time, she loves to garden, travel; enjoy family, and her beloved rescue dogs, Dash and Briar. Her real passion of course is writing, and she uses her 20+ years as a military wife as inspiration for her stories. The Salty Dog takes places in Bodega, a small fishing community she has the pleasure of visiting often. The project she is currently working on involves travel to exotic and foreign places, another area she has experience.

My review:

This book has a beautiful cover and is written in Gabe’s, the main male character’s, point of view. It follows his life as a single multi-millionaire living with his butler who is his close friend. It takes the reader through Gabe’s desires to find a woman with whom to share all he has. It goes from OK dates to disastrous ones and sometimes feels a bit rushed.
As with all romances, it does have an abrupt, happy ending. You can’t help but love Gabe’s positive outlook and Cooper, his talented and bright British butler. They are a funny and close pair, enjoying their lives, each other and their jobs.
The story feels at times a bit disjointed and at others contradictory. Things like “we will take it slow and see where it goes” and in the next phrase they are all over each other on their second date. Still, it is an OK story. I would recommend it to adults only. There are a couple of unnecessary swear words and adult situations.

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Always the bridal consultant, never the bride

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Always the bridal consultant, never the bride. That was former bad girl gone business professional, Pearl Walker‘s life until she put her hands on Tyson Morgan while measuring him for a tux.
Tyson was happy being a miserable man, taking care of his family’s land, and not involved with a woman. However, even he can’t resist the pull of attraction to the beautiful, and off limits, Pearl?
The feud between the Walkers and the Morgans had torn apart friends and families for generations. What might happen when Pearl Walker and Tyson Morgan become business partners—and more?
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Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.

In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.

Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.
An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and
she always promises Happily Ever After.

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WALKER BRIDE ~ EXCERPT 2

It had been worth inviting herself to tag along just to see Tyson’s expression, Pearl thought. Okay, she might have made his experience getting fitted for a tux a little too intimate. He didn’t know it wasn’t the norm and in no way did she violate him at all. She was just having some fun.

Tyson Morgan had always been a mystery to her. Of course, he was the older brother of her friend Lydia and he was off limits to any Walker to get to know. That feud between her father, grandfather and uncle with his grandfather had simply been ego—or pride. Pearl couldn’t have been more surprised when it came out that Tyson was, actually, her cousin Eric’s half-brother. That only made him more intriguing–shrouded in mystery and Pearl liked a mystery.

She also liked tall, muscular men who wore boots and ball caps. It didn’t hurt anything that he was twelve years older too. She liked them a little more seasoned than herself though she was no prude.

Pearl gave herself one last look in the mirror that hung over the sink in the back room. Fetching her lipstick out of her purse, she slid it over her lips, then pressed them together. She looked like a million bucks, she thought. Oh, she’d come a long way from the heavy eyeliner, ear piercings, and black hair. She had her mother’s blonde hair. Desecrating it with jet black color had made her skin so pale she nearly looked dead had pissed her parents off. Of course, that had been the point.

Heavy metal had blared from her stereo, and there was always a stash of stolen alcohol in the bottom of her closet. Not to mention she’d spent all of her money on fancy clove cigarettes.

That made her laugh. Now she drank champagne and nibbled on chocolate-covered strawberries with clients. The salon had a standing appointment for her hair and nails. Over the years, she’d become a fashionable and significant member of society.

Still, there was a little deviousness inside of her, and it had come out when that sexy Tyson Morgan walked in her door and she’d draped the measuring tape across his broad shoulders. Work had taken over her life lately. Especially now with so many people in her family getting married. It was time to let her hair down and have some fun. And it seemed as though her body was itching to have fun with Tyson. All she had to do was make her move and make him hers.

 

WALKER BRIDE ~ EXCERPT 3

“To a Friday afternoon full of promise,” she said.

“What kind of promise?”

She licked her lips again. “I don’t know. Let’s drink and find out.”

Pearl tapped her glass to his and then drank. She’d taken at least two or three sips before he realized he still had his glass in the air and was watching her. Oh, hell, he might as well enjoy this very awkward afternoon. God knew he wasn’t coming to town again for a very long time. And it had been a long time since a woman seemed to throw herself in his path. What wasn’t to enjoy about that? Except that this wasn’t just some woman. This was Pearl Walker, daughter of Byron Walker. The man had little morals and caused everyone in his wake more problems than necessary. But watching her pick up her sandwich and take a bite,nearly did him in. Tyson sipped his beer as he watched her, and he was fairly sure he knew what kind of promise she was offering. What man couldn’t see that?

The true choice would be whether he wanted to get involved in such a thing. This was his half-brother’s cousin. Wasn’t that a little too close to family? He thought again. Really—no—they weren’t related at all, but he was at least ten years older than she was. He didn’t need that headache

either; he thought as he took another sip.

 

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Stuck in Chicago without food or cash

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Snowed in. A traveler’s worst nightmare.

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Stuck in Chicago without food or cash, Anna’s immediate prospects look darker than the storm outside. When Jim sits down next to her with an offer to trade fries for electricity, things begin to improve.

By the time they get home, neither one realizes they’ve exchanged more than resources…they’ve traded hearts.

Can the New York Ad Executive and the small (more…)

The Spy Who Kissed Me by Pauline Baird Jones an interview

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Pauline, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

That knowledge is lost in the mists of my brain. I expect it will bubble up closer to the end of my life, rather like the kegs in HALLELUJAH TRAIL (does that totally date me?). I began to seriously pursue writing in the last part of the 80’s. Gulp. I launched my writing “career” with some bad essays, then moved into scriptwriting. That went better than the essays. I had a play produced. Realized it was not an economic path and moved into fiction and non-fiction. My first sale was a children’s story. My second sale was kid’s non-fiction. Tried my hand at women’s short fiction. Then the First Gulf War started, I was watching it and (more…)

Rachel L. Hamm Author of Twenty-Five

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Rachel is currently hosting a giveaway ($25.00 Amazon Gift Card ) on her Facebook page enter here: https://www.facebook.com/RachelLHammAuthor click link next to pictures… It will end on Feb. 28

Rachel, how has your family background affected your writing, if it has?

I’m the second of four children, my parents are still together, and you can definitely see that influence in Twenty-Five.  The MC is the third of four children, with loving parents who are still together.  I’ve been very lucky in my life to not experience a lot of family drama, I mean, we have our dysfunctions, but who doesn’t?  My characters don’t come from broken homes – they love their families and their families have enormous impact on who they are as adults.

Good for them… What gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel? (more…)

Dreaming of You, a Christmas Story by Marie Higgins

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Marie I am glad to have you in my blog this week. When did you first know you wanted to be an author?

Funny story…but I hadn’t realized I wanted to be a real, published author until after I’d been writing stories for about five years. I actually thought it was a fun thing to do in my spare time, and it beat watching TV all day. But one day I let a friend of mine read a story of mine, and she hooked me up with a writer who was my mentor, and well…the rest is history.

So fun and exiting…What makes you passionate about writing?

I love writing twists and unexpected turns in my stories. I love making the reader think they know the ending, and then they are happily surprised when it’s totally different. And I especially love the comments I receive from my readers, telling me how much they enjoy reading these romances. That’s what makes me passionate—probably because I love to tease the reader. Every new book I write, I challenge myself to figure out a better suspenseful plot.

What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

I’ve been writing for a good 19 years. In 2005 I found an (more…)

Jeanette Hornby an interview with an author

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Jeanette, is so good to have you with us. Tell us how long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing from an early age and began writing lessons in 2009.  I’ve been writing seriously ever since.

Where were you born and where do you live now.

I was born in a small country town in Western (more…)