HEAD OVER HEELS… WITH A DASH OF REALITY.
For smart and savvy readers who know there isn’t always a happy-ever-after, but also know what it’s like to power-dive into love, consequences be damned! Who hasn’t been there? We’re taking about the kinds of romances that might be bumpy, might not always last forever, might even end in tragedy (one of these does), but oh, what a ride! Each of these enthralling love stories is adorned with an unexpected twist, be it a tinge of adventurous cozy mystery, young love in the swampy bayou, the unlikely but steamy duo of a vampire and a hot cop, romance in a pharmacy, or the witty coming of age tale of a nice Jewish girl amidst cultural and historical upheaval. And each is as beautifully written as any so-called literary novel.
Lovers of paranormal, historical fiction, delicate family drama, and traditional head-over-heels romance alike will adore this quirky take on the romance canon.
THE GIRL WHO DANCED AT THE COME ON INN
Is it really possible to know your soulmate at sixteen? Watch Mickey and A.P. and become a believer! From that first moment in the bait shop, their lives will never be the same–and will be the richer, the more passionate, the more fully lived for it! Your money back if you finish the first chapter of this hot, believable, all-too-real love story, and don’t keep reading! Because the author sets up every girl’s (and every woman’s) ultimate romantic fantasy…
Cupid’s working overtime in the unlikely venue of N.O. Drugs, where plus-sized beauty Ciana Jambon works with dread-locked pharmacy student Lennon Israel, who’s so handsome, so meticulous he just has to be gay. But she can’t help herself–she’s got the crush of the century. Unbeknownst to her, Lennon’s carrying his own torch. What woman can resist a knight in shining armor?
DIAMONDS IN THE SKY
When struggling artist Caddy Keyhoe stumbles across what may be a lost and untraceable diamond, her first reaction is down-to-earth: Maybe I can sell it. But how odd to be finding it in the gutter now, after last night’s dream of a UFO scattering bright gemstones… Research via Google leads her to the website of melancholy Alec Rix, passionate writer and mysterious stranger, who, turns out, has published on exactly what she’s looking for… Need we mention: Caddy and Alec’s romance is most probably written in the stars!
A cop story with bite… and romance! In Adrienne Barbeau’s second Vampyres of Hollywood mystery, Ovsanna’s the successful owner of her own Hollywood film studio and the star of 17 blockbuster horror films. Peter, on the other hand, is a Beverly Hills cop firmly rooted in human affairs. He also happens to be about the hottest cop in L.A. who isn’t a TV character. And he’s one hell of a detective. Together, the duo takes on Hollywood in an action-packed mystery with sly satire, spiced and seasoned with paranormal characters that the author manages to turn into metaphors for the monsters we all encounter on a daily basis. But in the end? It’s really all about the love story.
Too Jewish is the powerful love story of a Jewish-American family coming to terms with a surprising new reality–together. When young, brainy Bernie Cooper escapes Nazi Germany and ends up in New Orleans, he doesn’t expect to find an entirely new kind of prejudice against Jews–from his own mother in-law. Can Letty’s love save Bernie from the secret pain and guilt of surviving the Holocaust, and from the machinations of the kind of cruelty only family can conjure up? A bittersweet love story told in three novellas. Think The Time Traveler’s Wife. Definitely a love story; definitely not a “romance.”