Category: Intellectual Romance
|January 19, 2018||Filled under Intellectual Romance||
Broken by her psychopathic former fiancée, Leonore Brody moves back into her empty childhood home in Barnesville, numbly taking one day at a time. When Ben asks her to help his daughter, she can’t refuse, knowing how much he meant to her grandmother.
|December 17, 2016||Filled under Intellectual Romance||
An explosive family of three young sisters and their promiscuous mother descends into suicide and murder in this dark romance told by multiple narrators.
“Brutal romance occasionally marred by melodrama, bringing to life a tormented family of women and their men.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Oh my lord, I wish I had adequate words to describe what this book has done to my emotions and my heart. I can’t find the words, and it is with trembling fingers that I even attempt to review it while it is so fresh in my head.” –Amazon Reader
|February 9, 2016||Filled under Intellectual Romance||
Alison lives a comfortable, safe, life advocating for women at the domestic violence shelter where she works and being bossed around by her cat. When her dynamic Aunt Elinor decides to tie Alison’s inheritance to successfully completing law school, Alison confronts the past that led her to choose love over the law – and lose at both.
“… a fun, delightful, and uplifting story! But it was more than just the entertaining, fast-paced, sometimes humorous, and light-hearted story that kept me reading; it was also the book’s inspiring message” –Amazon Reader
“A journey of Self-Discovery and Choosing what we believe is the right path for us…” –Amazon Reviewer
|April 10, 2015||Filled under Intellectual Romance||
‘Together They Overcame’ is an opposites-attract romance set in Israel after the 1956 Sinai Campaign. It weaves fictionalized versions of the author’s own experiences into the romantic tale of a newlywed couple striving against all odds.
“An unputdownable romantic novel by an author who is not afraid to expose the truth about married life. I found it fresh, unique, unusual, and totally mesmerizing…” –Amazon Reader
“Juliet has written a very sensitive story which will appeal to a broad section of readers…” –Amazon Reviewer
|May 20, 2014||Filled under Intellectual Romance|
Get lost in today’s beautiful and compelling love story, The Handfasting by David Burnett. It currently has a 4.6 star rating with 24 reviews. Reader Tracy Riva says, “This story is so touching, so emotional and so real… It deals realistically with some really difficult and sensitive issues and Burnett handles it all with just the right touch. I absolutely recommend this book.”
A story of love renewed, a suitor spurned, a vicious attack, a struggle for healing. It is a story of love that survives.
A Little About The Handfasting:
Standing before the altar, they were handfasted in the Celtic custom, engaged to be married. For a decade, she had been waiting, hoping, praying. Today ─ her birthday─ she finds a vase of yellow roses waiting for her. Stephen, though, is not Katherine’s only suitor. Bill Wilson has known her since they were in high school. He has longed to wed her, and he finally decides to stake his claim. Although the action occurs primarily in New York City, psychologically, the story is set in a small town in Virginia. Change came slowly to the South in the seventies, and attitudes toward women were difficult to change. Women were expected to be subservient to men, to have children, to keep house. These attitudes threaten to destroy Katherine and the life of which she dreams.
About the Author:
David Burnett’s first novel,The Reunion, is set in nearby Charleston. The Handfasting is his second novel. While most of the events in the story take place in New York City, psychologically, the story is set in the rural South of the 1970’s. David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.
Praise for The Handfasting:
“The Handfasting is a book that left me with my jaw hanging open more than once (and I am not easily shocked!) David Burnett’s second book shows his ability to tell compelling stories about love lost and found again.” –Suzanne
“…an excellent read with a beautiful love story. It had my attention from beginning all the way to the end.” –Len Phelps
“David Burnett’s second book proves he is not destined to be a “one-hit wonder.” The details of the scenes, whether in New York or Europe, shows the reader that he has personally explored them, which makes you feel like you are walking alongside the characters.
Another outstanding book by one of my favorite authors…” –Sheryl Starnes
Don’t hesitate to grab your copy of the compelling, beautiful love story, The Handfastingtoday.
|April 12, 2014||Filled under Intellectual Romance||
Romance fans will love today’s soulful new romance, A Firefighter’s Flame by Dani Hart. An emotional journey that will stay with you long after the last page.
A Little About A Firefighter’s Flame:
If you dig into the deepest parts of your soul, what would you find? Happiness, pain, love, regret, peace, sorrow? Now imagine experiencing all those feelings at once and then nothing at all. These were the average days in the life of Lennox. An unhealthy and unstable mind is further challenged when fate intervenes. One tragic moment will test her wavering strength and leave a permanent scar on her conscience. Follow her journey of rediscovery, falling in love, and searching for her own fairy-tale ending.
About the Author:
Dani’s passion for writing started at a very young age. It all started with a multitude of diaries, then as her passion grew she turned to poetry and short stories. She is currently working on a YA Urban Fantasy Romance series, The Life of Arie, with book 1 already published. You can connect with Dani through her website www.danihartbooks.com.
What a Reader Says About A Firefighter’s Flame:
“From the achingly powerful descriptions of grief to the sweet, seductive words she uses to draw you in, it is an excellent read. Grab your tissues and get prepared to be captured by the unexpected, scorchingly sweet story that is A Firefighter’s Flame.” –Amazon Reviewer
Grab your copy of the soulful new romance, A Firefighter’s Flame today.
|March 17, 2014||Filled under Intellectual Romance||
Get lost in the perfect escape with today’s feature book, Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna. It currently has a 4.5 star rating with 20 reviews. Author Claudia Harbaugh calls Venice in the Moonlight, “…an engaging story of a young widow who finds an unlikely love interest when she returns to her home town of Venice. This story is filled with history, mystery, suspense and of course, romance. Highly enjoyable!”
A Little About Venice in the Moonlight:
Considered useless by his cold-hearted father, Nico Foscari, eldest son of one of the founding families in Venice, hides his pain behind gambling, drinking and womanizing.
After her husband’s untimely demise, Marietta Gatti returns to her hometown of Venice in hopes of starting a new life and finding the happiness that was missing in her forced marriage.
When Fate throws them together, friendship begins to grow into love until Marietta learns a Foscari family secret that may have cost her father his life. Now, she must choose between vengeance, forgiveness, and love.
About the Author:
Elizabeth McKenna works as a full-time technical writer/editor for a large software company. She had always wanted to write fiction, so she combined her love of history, romance and a happy ending to write her debut novel, Cera’s Place. Her short story, The Gypsy Casts a Spell, is available for free on her website http://elizabethmckenna.com/. She hopes you will enjoy her latest novel, Venice in the Moonlight, as much as others have enjoyed her previous works.
What Readers Are Saying About Venice in the Moonlight:
“Let me just say there is a lot packed into these pages and you won’t be able to put it down. History, mystery and romance collide to make this book a PERFECT ESCAPE!!” –Lori Caswell
“Absolutely loved this book! It’s a historical, a mystery and a romance that peaks over and over again with every chapter.” –Margaret
“The characters are real and vibrant. You come to know each of them personally through McKenna’s talent of bringing them to life. The storyline is remarkable and believable.” –Angela Ford
Make sure to grab your perfect escape, Venice in the Moonlight today.
|February 28, 2014||Filled under Intellectual Romance|
Love is in the air…contemporary romance fans check out today’s thrilling tale of love, friendship and heartbreak in our HOT NEW Release, It Never Rains in Columbia by W.H. Benjamin. Fans of all ages will enjoy today’s coming of age tale.
A Little About It Never Rains in Columbia:
When Sixteen year old Harlow falls for the most popular boy at her prestigious new school she discovers a secret that will change their lives forever. It never Rains in Colombia is a story of love and heartbreak that traces a path from Colombia to London. Paperback books: Out on Valentines Day ❤
If you’re looking for a thrilling contemporary romance, look no further. Pick up your copy of the brand new thrilling tale, It Never Rains in Columbia today.
|February 9, 2014||Filled under Intellectual Romance||
Dive into a delightful Nordic love story, The Englishman: Can Love Go the Distance? by Helene Halme. This vivid contemporary romance is based on true events.
A Little about The Englishman:
When a young Finnish student, Kaisa, is invited to the British Embassy cocktail party in Helsinki to celebrate a Royal Navy visit to Finland, she’s not looking for romance. After all, her future has been carefully planned: she’s to complete her degree, marry her well-to-do Finnish fiancé and live happily ever after. Enter the dashing Peter, a newly qualified naval officer. Like a moth to a flame, Kaisa falls head over heels in love…. A stylish 1980s Nordic love story based on true events.
About the Author:
Helena Halme grew up in Tampere, central Finland, and moved to Britain at the age of 22 via Stockholm and Helsinki. She spent her first years in Britain working as journalist and translator for the BBC. In 2004 Helena took a MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Helena has written three full length novels, The Englishman, Coffee and Vodka, and The Red King of Helsinki. Helena lives in North London and can often be seen out and about in town, walking her Border Terrier.
What Fans Are Saying About The Englishman:
“What an emotional journey this was. The book stayed with me for a long time after I had finished reading it. I have already started to read the authors next novel.” ~ Annelis
“The Englishman was marvellous! It was such a page turner and I found myself sneaking off quickly after breakfast and lunch to get some more reading in. You created such strong characters and always kept the suspension unbearable so I had to go back quickly and find out more. Thank you for such a wonderful piece of writing.” -Reviewer
“A delightful love story. After reading Helena’s blog it was wonderful to read the entire story. I would recommend this book.” –Mary
If you haven’t grabbed your copy of the Nordic love story, The Englishman, what are you waiting for?
|January 21, 2014||Filled under Intellectual Romance|
Take a look at today’s steamy love-at-first-sight romance, Hello, Love! by E Journey. It currently has a 4.2 star rating. “If you’re looking for a nice, modern, love story; “blush-worthy” love scenes, and a happy ending, you will enjoy this book.” –Tracey Tupper
A Little About Hello, Love!:
The palpable attraction between a playboy and a law student leads to an unexpected encounter before his wedding that raises the shadow of a vengeful jilted lover. The lovers are torn apart by events as well as doubts and insecurities within themselves. Older and wiser, they eventually get back together but their lives are again thrown into disarray by a hit-and-run accident. A modern day pastiche of Austen and Gaskell novels.
About the Author:
E Journey’s writing was her first love and she wanted to be a journalist, but her parents balked at that. So she compromised and went into the social sciences, actually preferable to chemistry, her parents’ choice.
Her first novel, Margaret of the North, is illustrated with digital “paintings” done on an iPad. Her book website is: www.margaretofthenorth.wordpress.com for articles on books and writing, some reviews, and interviews.
What Readers Are Saying About Hello, Love!:
“The unexpected surprises and emotional encounters of this novel keep the reader enthralled until the very last page… – an excellent read for one who doubts the power of love at first sight.”– GoodbooksToday.com Reviews
“…. unlike anything I expected… three-dimensional characters….struggles are very real….I enjoyed the writing style. It was new, different and refreshing to have a literary spin on the romance genre.”–Bookaholic Ramblings
Make sure to grab your copy of the steamy love-at-first-site romance, Hello, Love! today.