It's time for you to meet Rashad and Layla in What She Deserves (Quicksand #5)!
Actually, if you read Night and Day (Quicksand #4), you've already met Layla, and if you read A Powerful Attraction (Quicksand #1), you've already met Rashad. But this time they're not secondary characters. This is their love story, a second chance romance after they broke up several years before.
Just like book 4, you get to see the ladies doling out advice and being supportive in their friendship circle. And Layla needs some help, because much as she tries to resist Rashad, he is her kryptonite. Tamika even tells her, "RIP your heart."
So, what can you expect in this one?
- a sex-only arrangement (do those ever work?)
- a heart-breaking secret
- a rooftop picnic
- a visit to Georgia wine country
The third friend in this series within a series, is Dana, and her story is The Friend Zone. She has a thing for her male friend Omar, and turns out he has a thing for her too. But of course, the road to happily ever after is filled with boulders and potholes for our couple. The manuscript is going to my editor next week, so I'm on track to release it on July 30th.
What She Deserves (Quicksand #5)
Fiery passion wages a war between two destined hearts.
Layla Fleming may miss the toe-curling nights between the sheets with Rashad Greene, but it took a long time for her heart to heal. So when she sees the cocky playboy years later, she ignores his advances and moves on. With the first glimpse, Rashad knows he must have Layla back in his bed, but he still holds a dark secret and worries the chemistry between them will fizzle if she knows the truth.
In a battle of wills, both Rashad and Layla are determined to keep their hearts intact. Could full honesty bring them closer together, or will it drive them forever apart?
If you haven't read Night and Day (Quicksand #4) yet, here's what readers are saying:
"This was a great story! And what a way to start the book off!?...Definitely a 5 ⭐️Star read!"
"Imagine finding out your man is cheating, and then falling for the other cheaters ex... I know that sounds kinda crazy, but in this story, it was perfect as Night is to Day..."
"Tamika & Anton's story was funny, sexy, sad & a joy to read... Overall a great read!!"
"I love Tamika and Anton story. It made you cheer for their love..."
Night and Day (Quicksand #4)
When Tamika Jones arrives at the apartment on Hargrove Street, she expects to find her boyfriend, the money he stole, and the woman he cheated on her with. Instead, she finds Anton Bevins, a young attorney, who’s good-looking, bewildered by her appearance, and also a victim.
Anton doesn’t know what to think of the sexy, baseball-bat-wielding firebrand who disturbed his weekend rest. But somehow he gets sucked into her charms, and after one night together, he can’t get her off his mind.
The two end up in a sexy, fun-loving relationship that takes them both by surprise, but is it really love? Or are they just two lonely people on the rebound, seeking comfort in each other’s arms?
You can get a FREE audio copy of my short story Subordinate Position. It's an interracial romance that I wrote some years ago, and I decided to create an audiobook and gift it to you. The story is 30 minutes long - perfect for a short commute, while doing chores, or going for a walk.
To get your free copy of Subordinate Position, click on the link below and follow the download instructions. You can either install the BookFunnel app on your iOS, Android, or Amazon Fire device, stream in your browser, or download the MP3 files and listen to it anywhere you like. (If you have any trouble at all downloading your free audiobook, contact the helpful folks at Book Funnel at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.)
If you'd rather buy the audiobook, it's available for US$3.95, or US$2.99 on Apple or Audible (if you already own the Amazon ebook). Links are here for your convenience. Offer expires July 31st.
The giveaways continue! This time I'm giving away a mature romance prize pack that contains books with heroines in their 40s and older, and a few generous authors have donated signed copies of their books to sweeten the deal. The total prize pack is valued at $118! Here's what one lucky winner will receive:
- $25 gift card
- Signed hardcover copy of Seasoned by Delaney Diamond
- Signed copy of More Than Love by Sharon C. Cooper
- Signed copy of This Time Always by Suzette D. Harrison
- Signed copy of Love Can Come Softly by W. Parks Brigham
- Signed copy of Trying Love Again by W. Parks Brigham
- Citrus candle
- Colorful beach towel
Who are these generous authors that donated books? Glad you asked.
Sharon C. Cooper have collaborated on projects in the past, and she writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Learn more at sharoncooper.net.
Suzette D. Harrison writes romance, historical fiction, and has a children's book. Learn more at sdhbooks.com.
W. Parks Brigham is the author of sweet romance featuring mature couples. Learn more at amazon.com/W-Parks-Brigham/e/B00G4IPAMU.
To enter the giveaway, use this link or the Rafflecopter widget below.
Eligibility: Open to U.S. and international entrants.
Deadline: July 17, 11:59 pm EST
This is the last weekend to get the Love Unexpected ebook box set (books 1-3) for only 99 cents! On Monday, it goes to the regular price of $3.99. And...I created a special box set in audio, available on Apple, Kobo, and Google Play (coming soon to Audible). You can listen to samples on my audiobooks page or go straight to the links.
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There's still time to sign up for the Release Day Blitz for QUEEN OF BARRAKESCH (March 27th). You could win a $25 gift card! Click the link below and fill out the form. Images will be emailed to you no later than March 20th. Bloggers and readers are welcome to participate!
I’m giving away THREE gift cards – one on Twitter, one on Facebook, and one on Instagram. So you have 3 chances to win!
When you're finished signing up, listen to the audio samples below. Yes, the Brooks Family series is finally coming to audio! The first books have been completed: A Passionate Love and Passion Rekindled. Much thanks to Producer Tove Audiobooks and Narrator Sean Crisden. Enjoy a little taste of each while we wait for ACX to approve the files.
My latest release, HEART'S DESIRE is now available! So I'm really excited for you to read this novella. It's a second chance romance and office romance, and dare I say, even a sprinkling of opposites attract. This couple is hot, hot, hot! I love Janice's personality, and Nathan is... well, you know how I write my heroes. He's definitely swoon-worthy.
As a reminder, the book will be released only on Amazon initially. After the 90-day exclusive period has expired, Heart's Desire will be available on other platforms. If you don't want to wait 90 days, you can download the FREE Kindle app to any computer, tablet or phone and read it now.
HEARTS DESIRE TEASER
“And how was your weekend?” He poured a cup of coffee. He drank his with no sugar or cream, one of the many details she remembered from their relationship a few years ago.
“Did you go out?”
“I did. Went to a club and danced the night away. It was fun.”
He slowly nodded. “Still partying hard, huh?”
“Not too hard.” On occasion, she went to a club or lounge to relax on the weekend and unload the stress of the work week.
“I’m sure you had men lined up to be your dance partners.”
“Nothing quite so dramatic,” Janice demurred, though she was pleased by the compliment.
Nathan chuckled, low and sexy, showing off pretty teeth and dimples. She hated that laugh. Not because it annoyed her, but because it was so enticing she longed to hear it over and over again and highlighted the smallest regret that she and Nathan were no longer a couple.
But they were in a good place now, and she had to remember that. Friendly, able to engage in polite conversation and the occasional banter the way they used to before they became romantically involved.
“At least you’re not still wasting your time with boys,” he said, amusement filtering into his eyes.
Janice arched an eyebrow. “Who says I’m wasting my time with boys?”
“I’ve seen the men you date now, remember?” He lowered his voice, arching an eyebrow right back at her.
Janice’s voice also went lower. “Once. One time you saw me on a date with a younger man. That’s not my norm.” Unfortunately, she’d run into Nathan at the movie theater she and her date had gone to.
At thirty-six, she figured she’d try something different, so why not try a younger man? She’d assumed younger men were easier to deal with in relationships, and she wouldn’t have to worry about getting serious because they were in their prime and not looking for anything permanent. Au contraire. Her experiment had been a bust. The first one she dated was too immature and saw her as a bank to borrow money from. The second became attached way too soon, so she’d had to end the relationship before it started.
“You shouldn’t waste time with boys when you could have the benefits of being with a real man.”
“And I suppose you can tell me all about the benefits of being with a real man?” Janice asked sweetly. They were entering dangerous territory.
Nathan locked eyes with her, seemed about to add more, and then shook his head. After a few seconds, he said, “I’m not going there.”
“Say what’s on your mind,” Janice said, her heart rate speeding up a fraction.
“Nah. Not a good idea.” His gaze swept the room as if searching for someone.
“Tell me before I beat it out of you.”
His attention came back to her. For a second, he hesitated, but then he finally whispered, “I can show you all the benefits of being with a real man better than I can tell you. But you already know that.”
They locked eyes again, and her stomach tightened.
Janice swallowed. “You did, but that didn’t work so well, did it?”
“So you say.”
The other two books in the Unparalleled Love series are EVERLASTING LOVE by Stephanie Nicole Norris and SOUL'S DESIRE by Sharon C. Cooper. The books can be read in any order, and paperbacks are already available for all three novellas.
Soul's Desire buy links: AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | AMAZON CA
Everlasting Desire buy links: AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | AMAZON CA
To celebrate the release of Heart's Desire, I have a contest with some lovely prizes. Here are the details:
PRIZE(s): 1) reader's choice of a $25 gift card or Paypal cash and 2) the lovely bangle below. The double heart design is rose gold plated and dusted with Swarovski crystals.
HOW TO ENTER: Click the link below and enter your name and email address into the form.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. and international entrants. NOTE: Because the jewelry will be drop-shipped, an international entrant is only eligible for the gift card.
DEADLINE: 11:59 PM EST, September 15, 2019
Take advantage of these sales that end in September
I was lucky enough to be invited into Apple's audiobook romance series starter collection. They're having a massive promotion right now, and the Love Unexpected series is part of it. You can get THE BLIND DATE for only 99 cents, and the other audiobooks are discounted from $4.99 to $9.99. So take advantage. The starter page disappears after the 11th, but the sale lasts until September 30th.
You can still start the Brooks Family series for 99 cents, with A PASSIONATE LOVE. Sale ends September 30th. In the meantime, I'm working on Deeper Than Love, Reese and Nina's story, which is the last book in the series. Get ready for an angsty love story that pulls at the heart strings. 😊
That's all for now! Go ahead and 1-click the UNPARALLELED LOVE series, and have a fabulous reading day.
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