A handsome bartender with a bad reputation pursues an uptight accountant with a broken heart. There is only one reason Jack Jameson takes girls into the back of his bar, and everyone knows it. On this night, Ally wants to be that girl. Will Jack’s secret ruin it? An enemies-to-lovers, second chances, secret baby, sassy heroine, bad boy romance. Join Jack and Ally and all their friends at Felony Bar where the drinks are cold, secrets abound, and love is always on tap.
Aden House, successful but driven chef and TV personality, refuses to slow down. His life implodes one night, damaging him both physically and emotionally. He’s rescued by a woman he thinks of as his angel.
Shay McDowell has rebuilt her life after her divorce. She juggles volunteer EMT duties and her job, while dreaming of becoming a chef. She finds her way to Rock House Grill and back into the life of the man she helped save.
Can love be the ingredient needed to survive the many obstacles they face?
He lives in the spotlight. She hides in the shadows. With secrets and a spark between them, can they escape to forever?
Max Davenport craves a break from the press. Constantly on the run from paparazzi and over-enthusiastic women, the football star takes to the small town of Green Hills to embrace a simpler lifestyle with his sister. But his pulse unexpectedly quickens when he discovers his sibling’s usually frumpy-dressed friend swimming in his backyard pool…opening his eyes to her breathtaking beauty.
Janie Lyn needs to stay under the radar. Desperate to remain hidden for reasons she dare not reveal, she’s thrown when her private crush suddenly shows more than a passing interest. Struggling to resist temptation, she’s terrified to risk her dark secret being exposed in his limelight.
As Max’s attempts to persuade Janie Lyn to be seen out and about with him continuously fail, he fears that their relationship won’t survive her steadfast hesitancy. And when Janie Lyn finally opens up about what she’s dodging, her dangerous past threatens to put both their lives on the line.
Can the couple step into the public eye and still find their happily ever after?
[Read more…] about Featured Book: Book 2: In the Trenches by Virginia’dele Smith
New Yorker Joanna Matthews is rapidly approaching 60 and desperate for a change. The last remotely daring thing she did—jumping into an unconventional marriage with her best friend Brian—happened 20 years ago. Now, their life’s comfortable, if routine. Joanna craves more and begins pursuing her long-deferred dream: owning and running a bed & breakfast. She’s captivated by Cape May, New Jersey, America’s Oldest Seaside Resort. On the bus south, she meets a novelist, and is thunderstruck when she falls passionately in love for the first time. How will her late awakening affect the future and her three-decade relationship with Brian? $15.00
When long-buried betrayal is uncovered, can the magic of the season heal old wounds?
A story of friendship, love, and second chances in the second half of life
After her divorce, Kathleen moved closer to her daughter and grandchildren, hoping to get to know them better and find a new place to belong.
Not ready to retire, Kathleen bought the local toy store only to find that, after sinking a large amount of her savings into it, the business was losing money. She must turn a profit by year’s end, and she can if she has a good holiday sales season. If not, well…it doesn’t bear thinking about.
Just as the season begins, Kathleen’s daughter and son-in-law are called away on an emergency and ask Kathleen to mind the children for a few weeks. Kathleen jumps at the chance to spend quality time with the girls and though it will take some juggling to care for both the children and the store, she’ll handle it.
[Read more…] about Featured Book: Christmas Trees and Mistletoe by Jeanine Lauren
Autumn 1977. Thirteen year old cheerleader April Schweiter falls hard for Mitch Hudgins, putting an end to childhood and changing her life forever. April embarks on a coming of age journey full of angst and unanswered questions. And her dysfunctional family is only one of the problems in her way.
Classmate and wrestler Mitch Hudgins can’t get enough of April either. She stirs in him surprising passion that is new, unfamiliar and needs to be explored.
But they say goodbye when they attend schools in different towns, far away from each other. Surely staying together wouldn’t have a chance of working out. But they were crazy for each other! Would breaking up have a chance of working out?
“You guys are the nicest friends anyone could have!” April choked down a sob. She was still emotional at the realization of the future of her romance with the guy who took her virginity, the guy who once told her he loved her, the guy she fought for, the guy with whom she was really very happy with. She was heartbroken but didn’t know it yet.
Yesterday, TIME, and Tomorrow
A modern-day fantasy, time travel, romance adventure with a couple, Ward and Jade, on a journey into unknown worlds and into the mystery of time. While trying to understand the mystery of their very existence and why they were alive as human beings living in a world of day and night, their lives become merged in the wonder of waking and dreaming. A fantasy adventure with the couple caught in the excitement and thrill of being alive and being in love, together seeking the answer to the mystery of life. Be as their journey takes them into different worlds and through the mystery of time, into dreams, and into a world of illusions, their lives are also threatened with never-ending darkness; a darkness that reaches out to the endlessness of time.
A lifetime journey of a man and a woman searching for the meaning and true nature of their lives as human beings while living in this world of birth and death, this world that offers the glorious wonders of life while at the same time it’s a disturbing world that has no mercy for the living. A journey of self-discovery while trying to understand the wonder and mystery of life in this world of yesterday, TIME, and tomorrow. This world of mystery and hope.
Yesterday, TIME, and Tomorrow
This book is a single work of fiction, a work of imagination. All events in the story are imaginary. This is a “Surreal Fantasy, Metaphysical Mystery, Time Travel Fantasy, Romance Adventure.”
This Fantasy book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print
Oh Boy! Oh Bailey! You’re just trying to make something of yourself. You’ve got the grit and the gumption. Now you just need a some luck, and a little love wouldn’t hurt either. When your horoscope says the man of your dreams is going to knock on your door, you’re ready. But the one that shows up isn’t the man you want. Still, he might just be the man you need.
A US Marine is framed for a crime he didn’t commit. He has a choice to make, save the woman he loves, or prove his innocence. He can’t have both.
“Obviously drawn from the author’s first-hand experiences as a Marine serving in Vietnam … a rough but occasionally heartfelt war story … is quite good and has a lot to say about the nature of the conflict.”
— Judge’s comment from 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
Two unlikely matchmakers set the stage for love…
Fynlee Dale returns to Holiday to take care of her wacky grandmother. Although it means giving up her dreams of a career and husband, she needs to be there for Grams.
Carson Ford vows to take care of his elderly aunt after buying her ranch. Comfortable with all aspects of his life, his world turns upside down when he meets a woman who’s impossible to forget.
They find themselves in the midst of a plot by two scheming old women determined to make them fall in love.
Valentine Bride is a funny, sweet romance novella given a liberal dose of humor through a cast of colorful characters intertwined around a heartwarming love story.