Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Healing Hearts by Aria Bliss


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Healing Hearts
Hearts of Watercress Falls Book 1
by Aria Bliss
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance

Two broken hearts.
A pain so strong it’s embedded in their bones.
And an unspoken attraction they can’t ignore.


Two years ago, a tragic accident left Camille heartbroken, alone, and stuck with the one label she never wanted in life—Widow.  
In need of a major life change, she leaves her Savannah, Georgia home for the Rocky Mountains in northern Montana. She needs more than a distraction to take her mind off all she’s lost. She needs a new life, a new home, and a new beginning.
A mountain chalet, with amazing views of the Rockies, is exactly what she needs to refocus her life and her writing career. Just like her life, the chalet needs a major renovation, but that’s fine by her. The hard work will do her good.
She carefully planned out every detail of her move—the location, the design for the renovation, incorporating her writing career into her new home, and connecting with the local community. But the one thing she didn’t plan for was Adam.


When Adam decided to leave his promising Chicago career behind and move home to be closer to his family, he never expected to end up divorced in the process. His ex-wife said she supported his decision and wanted the same life he dreamed of having—a simple, small town life with lots of kids.
But she lied.
Fifteen years later, and he still struggles to find success as an architect in the small mountain town he calls home. It’s been even harder to find a life partner to share that life with. But it’s a life he loves despite living it alone.
His career starts to look up when an old client from Chicago invites him to bid on a mountain resort concept at the same time someone hires him to renovate a historic chalet. With these two projects on his portfolio, his career success would be secured.
But when chemistry sparks between him and the beautiful, smart woman who bought the chalet, a lot more than his career starts to improve.


In this heartfelt, second chance romance, Camille falls hard for Adam, the man she hired to renovate her new home. Can she allow her broken heart to heal and accept the love he willingly offers? Or will she close herself off and doom herself to a lifetime of loneliness and pain?

Healing Hearts is a steamy STANDALONE romance filled with lust, language, and love with a HEA ending!

Aria Bliss is the pen name of an award-winning and bestselling author. Aria writes steamy contemporary romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Her female leads are sassy and strong with a lot of spunk and drive for success. Their sensitive alpha male counterparts better be up to the challenge if they want to win their hearts. In Aria’s first series, An After-hours Affair Collection, the career-focused women of New York City are drawn to a hot co-worker, business partner, or client that teaches them there’s always time for a little romance. Her first book in the After-hours Affair collection, In Charge, was published in July 2020. Future projects include Montana cowboys, small-town nerdy girls, and secluded coastal retreats.

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Monday, June 28, 2021

High Rise Love by Angelina Kerner


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High Rise Love
by Angelina Kerner
Genre: Sweet Romantic Comedy, Chick Lit

A weekend getaway from family and work. Only one fear- an elevator.

Lana Tanner decides that it's time to woman up, because that view from the ridiculously expensive roof, twenty-five stories up should help with a break. Pulling up her big girl panties and embracing her fear she gets on that elevator, only to get stuck, her worst fear coming true. Can the handsome stranger she's stuck with help her overcome her fears and will anything come of it?

Lucas: This meeting’s way too boring. What are you up to, love? 

Me: Do you like reindeer? 

Lucas: Thanksgiving’s been over for days, so I guess it’s reindeer season. 

Me: LOL, yeah it is. But do you like them? 

Lucas: I always feel sad for Grandma. 

Me: Are you talking about that reindeer song?  

It’s not really an answer, hon.  

Lucas: You called me hon. Okay, if you like reindeer, I like reindeer.  

Me: Okay. You’re so not helpful.  


Miss? Are you ready to check out?” the cashier grabbed my attention. 

Sorry! Yes, please, thank you,” I replied fast and piled my items on the conveyor belt. “I would also like a bag. Thank you.” 

Not a problem,” she replied and started scanning. “Oh, I love the tie. I bought a similar one for my husband. It’s going to be a hit when the holiday parties start.” 

That’s good. I’ve been debating on getting it the whole line,” I admitted.  

She gave me a cheeky look. “New boyfriend?” 

I blushed. “Something like that. It's very new.” 

Congratulations, girlfriend. Reel him in with gifts and home-cooked meals. Men like that.” 

I laughed. “Well, Mom did teach me how to cook well so I have that going for me. But, isn’t it supposed to be the opposite? The man showering the girl with gifts?” 

The cashier winked. “Honey. No way. Men love gifts. They are like teddy bears. They may look hard on the outside, but inside they can cry at Ironman’s death, too.” 

ANGELINA KERNER is an author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She's the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she's also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.

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Friday, June 25, 2021

THE MAN IN GULL COTTAGE by Caroline Clemmons


By Caroline Clemmons 

Sweet Contemporary Romance 

Short Story 


Fourteen authors from the Romance Gems blog contributed short stories to an anthology titled LAST CHANCE BEACH: SUMMER’S ENDMy contribution was THE MAN IN GULL COTTAGEThe stories varied from sweet to spicy. The anthology is no longer available, but most of the stories are offered individually.  


About The Story 

Zara Webb and her best friend have come to Last Chance Beach for two weeks to recharge. Zara has worked long hours to reach her professional level at Thoon Technology. She’s been given the time of her island vacation to reach a decision. Should she accept a major promotion which will mean a huge advance in pay, prestige, and demands on her time or remain in her current job? She’d be the youngest person ever to reach that position. If she passes it up, it will never be offered again. If she accepts it, she won’t have time for a husband or family. Why is she letting herself give important consideration to the opinion of a beach bum who owns Gull Cottage?  

Carter Harte is a bestselling suspense/thriller author who writes as C. H. Logan. He’s managed to keep his identity secret here on the island where he lives and enjoys the anonymity. He is instantly attracted to the gorgeous blond who’s rented the next cottage. He can’t help blond-on-the-brain and wants to spend all his time with her. He intends to convince her she has another option—marry him and open her own consulting business. 

What will Zara decide? When Zara learns Carter’s pseudonym, will it drive her into his arms or away from him? 

THE MAN IN GULL COTTAGE is available for 99 cents. 



He cleared his throat. “This part of the beach is private.” 

She paused and stared at him. “What part?” 

He jerked a thumb in the direction from which she’d come. “See the three round wooden pillars? That’s where my land starts.” 

She turned and shielded her eyes with her hand. “Oh, I thought those were to keep people from driving their cars on the sand.” 

“That, too, but one has a large sign that says Gull Cottage and Private Beach. That should have been a clue.” 

She held up a kid’s plastic sand pail. “Are you saying I should return these shells I’ve collected for my niece?” 

“I’m saying you’re on private property. I don’t care if you collect sea shells, but I’d appreciate you not disturbing anything else.” 

“Like what? You think I’m coming up to rob your house? Wait, what if I took a clump of sea oats? Or a handful of your sand? Are you patrolling?” 

He extended his hand palm out. “Don’t get mad at me when you’re the one trespassing. I meant collecting drift wood and sea glass or destroying sand dunes. I’m simply out here walking on my beach.” 

She straightened her shoulders and looked at the barrier. “Well, see that you don’t walk on that side of those posts.” 

“Ah, but I will, and I can do so legally.” He gestured broadly. “The beach where you’re staying is public. This part is private. See the difference?” 

“No, I don’t see the difference. It’s the same sand.” 


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