Posts Tagged Contemporary Romance
Title: Chasing My Forever
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen Okay Creations.
Photography: Mae I Design
Models: Alex Denning & Cherry Albrecht
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Music is his passion. It’s in his blood. Yet, Quinn James isn’t sure if stardom is right for him. His family wants him to join a band, and follow in his father’s footsteps but fear holds him back. He can’t explain it, and when he tries, no one understands what he’s afraid of or why he’s content playing coffee shop gigs where no one knows him.
Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she’s faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different.
California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who’s the complete opposite of the guys she’s used to back home.
For the first time, Quinn’s smitten. The new, mysterious waitress has him wrapped around her finger, and he finds that he is finally able to open up and trust someone outside of his family circle.
But living a different life comes with its risks, and for Eleanora, that risk is a secret that has the power to destroy both of them.
Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.
Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018.
To stay connected with Heidi visit www.facebook.com/authorheidimclaughlin or heidimclaughlin.com
Title: The Beautiful Years Part II
Author: Annie Rose Welch
Genre:Contemporary/ Mafia Romance
Release Date: November 15, 2018
Cover Designer: Buoni Amici Press
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Life never felt dangerous to me. She did.
The moment Scarlett Rose appeared in the window of her parents’ dance studio, twirling like a beautiful figurine in a music box, she became mine. Irrevocably. I claimed her, per sempre.
She became the day to my night, illuminating secrets better left to the impenetrable darkness that surrounded me. She knew me better than I knew the lines of my own hands, though I had never confessed to her whose blood ran through my veins, the famiglia that I belonged to.
She was as delicate as a butterfly in the hands of a monster.
My legacy created a savage beast that lurked beneath my skin, ready to battle for family and honor, but he only went to war for one—her.
There was one catch, an arrangement she didn’t know about. I had agreed to send her away so that she could follow her stars. She had to do the one thing she was always destined to do. Dance. Though I had never truly let her go. She had become as vital as my heart.
And now, I was back to retrieve what had always belonged to me—my ballerina girl.
Book II in a seven-part Mafia Romance saga.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her passion for writing began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightning bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm.
When she’s not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. She currently resides in Texas (where everything really is bigger) with her husband, daughter, and their three peculiar dogs, Boudreaux, Tabasco, and Vanna Loo (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent).
For lagniappe (a little extra), a virtual cup of café au lait and beignets, please visit Annie’s website:
Title: Ever Lonely
Author: Kimberly Lauren
Genre: New Adult/ Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Cover Designer: Kimberly Lauren
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Ever James is a platinum-selling rock star, who has purposely made a reputation for herself as the industry’s favorite wild girl. She’s been photographed partying hard and dating the hottest actors. She’s been caught in the middle of numerous wardrobe malfunctions and frequents the covers of gossip magazines with scandalous rumors of rehab, affairs and pregnancies. Only some are true.
She sings their songs. She poses for their pictures. She wears their clothes.
Rhett Grayson has one of the most sought-after spots in the New York subway system to play his music. Travelers fill his guitar case with enough money to pay his bills and buy a round of drinks for his friends every week. He has his own apartment in Manhattan. Who cares if he can touch the walls with his arms stretched out wide? It’s his.
When Rhett is unexpectedly asked to join Ever’s band as lead guitarist, will Ever be able to cope with a new bandmate who’s as infuriating as he is tempting? Can she show him it’s okay to step out of his comfort zone while he teaches her a thing or two along the way about staying true to herself?
USA Today Bestselling author Kimberly Lauren started out life as an avid reader. Inspired to challenge the more traditional relationship roles she came across while reading romances, she decided to write the scintillating and celebrated new adult series Broken. Then went on to write the Ever James Band series. She currently resides in Texas with her husband and their sons.
#ReleaseBlitz “Misadventures with a Manny (Misadventures Book 14) (Misadventures Series)” by Toni Aleo
Misadventures with a Manny
by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Toni Aleo
Release Date 9th October
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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She wanted happily ever after.
He thought he had it.
Underneath the perfect exterior of Calista Bennett’s marriage lay an ugly truth that threatens to drown her when she is betrayed.
Across town, Nickolas Mikos isn’t doing much better after his life is plunged into his new reality by his wife’s lies.
Life can change in the blink of an eye. Can Cali and Nick comfort each other’s raw pain enough to allow for a second chance at happiness, or will their fears and anger prevent them from uncovering the blessing in the betrayal?
The vodka had done its job. Cali drifted in and out of a fitful sleep while curled up on the floor of the closet. It was after midnight when she found herself awake again, unable to get back to sleep. She had only a long, lonely night to look forward to.
Cali wasn’t sure of her plan until she found herself sitting behind Kevin’s large desk again. She moved on autopilot as she looked up Nicholas Mikos in her husband’s contact list. It wasn’t surprising to find it there, they had worked together after all. She had had just enough vodka to dull her decision-making ability.
It rang several times before a masculine voice answered. “Hello?”
What the hell was she doing? She was about to hang up when he spoke again. “Who’s there? If this is another reporter looking for a story, fuck off.”
He sounded so angry. He deserved to be angry. So did she.
“Nick?” Her voice was barely a whisper, but he heard.
She held her breath. Unsure if she should answer.
He persisted “Cali? Is that you?”
“Yes.” She’d been so angry before the call. Why were tears prickling her eyes at the sound of his voice?
He sighed. “I’m glad you called. I’ve wanted to call you a few times but didn’t have your number. And I didn’t know… well… you know.”
“Unfortunately, I do know.” They let a long awkward silence stretch out.
He broke the quiet. “I’ve been worried about you. How are you?”
“Probably about the same as you.”
“That bad, eh?” He tried to laugh it off. It sounded strained. They fell into silence again.
“I’m sorry. I don’t know why I called. I’ll let you go.” Cali felt foolish for calling.
“Please. Don’t go.” She heard a familiar desperation in his voice.
“What do you want me to say, Nick? Anything we talk about is only going to make us feel worse.”
“I don’t think so. I hate it, but you’re the only person who could possibly understand what it’s like. You’re a beautiful, smart woman. You didn’t deserve this to happen to you, Cali. I want you to know that.”
The tears she had been holding back fell fast. She hadn’t thought he could say anything to make her feel better, but she’d been wrong. He had somehow known exactly what she’d needed to hear.
“Thank you for saying that,” she answered through her tears. “You certainly didn’t deserve this either. No one knows what to say, you know? They either avoid me or try to cheer me up. They don’t know that maybe I need to wallow for a while, you know?”
“Boy, do I ever. I finally went into the office today, and it was brutal.”
“I went back to school today, too. Brutal is the perfect word.”
“Is that why you called?”
Cali debated lying, but then she’d be doing to him what his wife had done. As ugly as the truth was, he deserved to hear it. “No. Not really.”
“Well, I’m glad you did.”
“I bet you wouldn’t be if you’d found what I found tonight.”
He hesitated. He must have been deciding if he wanted her to continue. “Maybe you should tell me and let me be the judge of that.”
“There’ll be no unhearing the words once they’re said,” she tried to warn him.
“Just like there will be no bringing them back.”
“Would you want to even if you could?” Cali asked curiously.
She started to wonder if the call had dropped. He finally answered. “Would it make me a monster if I said no?”
“No, it makes you human. I might have said yes yesterday, but not tonight. Tonight, I hope they’re rotting in hell.”
Nick whistled the surprised kind of whistle. “That doesn’t sound good. Maybe you’re right. Maybe I don’t want to know.” He hesitated. “Like it or not, I need to know. I’m tired of the secrets—of the lies. I found a couple credit cards I didn’t know about last week. A nice little fifteen-thousand-dollar fuck-you courtesy of my wife from her grave.”
“Don’t scare me. I haven’t even braved the finance crap yet.” She hoped she didn’t have more surprises waiting for her there. “I’ve just been paying a few bills I know about. I’m dreading it. I know I’ll have to tackle it soon.”
“So if not finances, what did you find?”
She took a deep breath. “How long do you think they were seeing each other?”
He answered quickly. “Well since they met at the holiday…” his voice trailed off. He never finished his thought.
“Try a bit longer.”
“Goddamn her. How do you know?”
“I finally got logged onto his personal laptop. He had a backup file of his phone. It was how I got to his contact list. Do you have her cell phone? If you do, you could find it all too.”
“No. I never found her phone. I assumed she had it with her, and it was destroyed in the accident.”
“How much do you want to know?”
“I want it all. The truth for once.”
“I found stuff going back at least six months. I’m not sure how it started, but I found emails, texts, photos… you name it. They communicated almost daily.” She had expected him to be angry. She hadn’t expected silence.
“Nick? Are you still there?” When he didn’t reply, she tried again. “I’m so sorry. I should never have told you.”
“You did the right thing, Cali.” She heard the barely contained rage in his voice. “I just don’t know if I can believe it. I mean… not that you… I’d just like to think I would have noticed something like that, you know?”
It was Cali’s turn to get angry. “You better not be insinuating I’m lying to you. I’m not Veronica. Not every woman is a lying bitch.”
He sighed. “I wasn’t trying to imply you were lying. It’s just so… I didn’t think it could get any worse. I was wrong.”
“Honestly, as much as I hurt now, I think this will help me get over him sooner. Kevin was a bit like Jekyll and Hyde. He could be so charming when he wanted to be. The next minute he could call me every condescending name he could think of while…” She cut herself off. She wasn’t ready to share how abusive Kevin could get.
“While he what, Cali?”
“Nothing. It’s not important now. I’m sorry if this news hurt you, but I just know if you’d found this evidence, I would have wanted you to share it with me, you know? I’m so tired of his lies.”
“Cali, would you consider having dinner with me some time? Before you think I’m coming on to you or something, I’m not. I’d just like to talk with you more. I think we could help each other through some of the shit, you know? Maybe you could bring his laptop along and let me see some of the messages?”
“I don’t think that’s a good idea, Nick.”
“Which part? Dinner or the laptop?”
“Please. Friday night. I can have Andi sleepover at her best friend’s house.”
“Let me think about it, okay?”
“Okay. Is this your cell phone you called from?”
“Then we’ll talk later in the week. Think about it, Cali. It would mean a lot to me.”
“This Time Forever (Mickelle Book 1, Rebekka Book 1) (Mickelle’s)
by Rachel Ann Nunes
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Inspirational
FREE at time of posting!
Mickelle Hansen never realized marriage could be so challenging. Her husband’s epilepsy has caused him to become cynical and verbally abusive, but with love in her heart and strength from her Heavenly Father, Mickelle is determined to make her marriage work. Then the worst happens. Can she ever pick up the shattered pieces of her life?
Meanwhile, Rebekka Massoni arrives in America to work for handsome widower Damon Wolfe, leaving all her hopes and dreams back in her beloved France. She has loved and idolized Marc Perrault since she was five years old, but he can offer only her friendship in return.
Can Rebekka forget Marc and learn to love another man? Both Damon and Samuel Bjornenburg, successful CEO of Corban International, hope to win a place in her heart, but Damon’s daughter doesn’t like Rebekka, and Samuel doesn’t share her faith. To make matters worse, Rebekka’s heart is still breaking over Marc. Suddenly she must make the most important decision of her entire life. Will it be the right one?
Join Mickelle and Rebekka as they search for love and self-discovery. This tender story of heartbreak, healing, and faith is one you will not soon forget.
Heartbreaker: A Military Romance (Warrior Series, #3)
by Laura Taylor
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Military
3.99 at time of posting!
Pride, determination, and sensuality collide as sculptor Bliss Rowland comes face to face with Naval Intelligence officer Micah Holbrook. He is the man who rescued her eleven years ago in the aftermath of a London terrorist attack. Following yet another terrorist incident, Micah now faces the threat of permanent blindness. Their roles are reversed. This time, Bliss is cast in the role of rescuer. Even as Micah denies his desire for Bliss, he tries to convince himself that he has nothing to offer the highly acclaimed sculptor.
The real question that must be answered: Can Bliss persuade Micah to set aside his pride and acknowledge their love for one another … or will he become the ultimate HEARTBREAKER?