Happy May. Happy Spring. Happy Sunshine. Nothing but toasty days and steamy nights ahead, we have nothing but kicking back and reading a good romance or — how about these four and another 50 because that’s how romance readers roll:)!
There are several books I want to draw your attention to this month. And as per usual, my TBR is full of debut authors — they are my thing this year because in celebrating them, I celebrate me, too. I’m a debut author of the historical fiction Wild Women and the Blues. So, I am thrilled to share those debuts out now and coming soon, along with the multi-published author, A.C. Arthur!
So, let’s go!
And when I say go, I mean, let’s begin with Miss Arthur!
A.C. Arthur’s biography:
AC Arthur has worked as a paralegal in every field of law since high school, but her first love is and will always be writing romance. She’s written and won awards for her acclaimed Donovans and Shadow Shifters contemporary and paranormal romance series. Under her pen name, Lacey Baker, she created the quaint small town of Sweetland and wrote the novelization for the Original Hallmark Channel Movie, A Gingerbread Romance.
Give Me More (Available now!)
In the final installment of A.C. Arthur’s The Fabulous Golds series, a reunion in Saint Lucia between exes RJ Gold and Grace Hopkins is a little rocky…and a lot sexy! Can an island fling become the real thing?
Fashion exec RJ Gold hasn’t seen Grace Hopkins since she turned down his marriage proposal and walked out of his life. While he’s in Saint Lucia for his sister’s wedding, a run-in with his journalist ex is unexpected…as is the story she’s writing on the decades-long feud between his family’s fashion empire and a rival Manhattan house. Grace’s body is as delicious as RJ remembers…but he remembers too much to trust her again.
The After Party (Out November 16, 2021!)
Three women form an unbreakable bond in a sexy, suspenseful, and adventurous novel about empowerment and sisterhood through thick and thin.
Venus McGee, Draya Carter, and Jackie Benson are coworkers with a lot in common. They’re smart, independent, driven, and deserving of recognition—certainly more than they’ve been handed by a demoralizing boss. He’s the topic of conversation at their impromptu get-together after the company holiday party, where the threesome fantasizes about a life without him. There has to be an alternative to taking a deep breath and sucking it up. There is. It’s just not the one they expected.
Next up is a book that has received numerous well-deserved accolades. This debut author is also a huge supporter of all authors; Elizabeth Everett’s A Lady’s Formula for Love is a must-have, must-read historical romance — perfect for spring (or any time of year)!
A Lady’s Formula for Love by Elizabeth Everett
Release Date: Available now.
Elizabeth Everett’s biography:
Elizabeth Everett lives in upstate New York with her family. She likes going for long walks or (very) short runs to nearby sites that figure prominently in the history of civil rights and women’s suffrage. A Lady’s Formula for Love is her first novel, inspired by her admiration for rule-breakers and belief in the power of love to change the world.
What is a Victorian lady’s formula for love? Mix one brilliant noblewoman and her enigmatic protection officer. Add in a measure of danger and attraction. Heat over the warmth of humor and friendship, and the result is more than simple chemistry–it’s elemental.
Lady Violet Greycliff is keeping secrets. First, she founded a clandestine sanctuary for England’s most brilliant female scientists. Second, she is using her genius on a confidential mission for the Crown. But the biggest secret of all? Her feelings for protection officer Arthur Kneland.
Solitary and reserved, Arthur learned the hard way to put duty first. But the more time he spends in the company of Violet and the eccentric club members, the more his best intentions go up in flames. Literally.
Another romance for spring, fall, or winter is coming from debut author Alison Cochrun.
The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun
Release Date: September 7, 2021
Alison Cochrun’s biography:
Alison Cochrun is a high school English teacher living outside Portland, Oregon. When she’s not reading and writing queer love stories, you can find her torturing teenagers with Shakespeare, crafting perfect travel itineraries, hate-watching reality dating shows, and searching for the best happy hour nachos. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @alisoncochrun.
In this witty and heartwarming romantic comedy—reminiscent of Red, White & Royal Blue and One to Watch—an awkward tech wunderkind on a reality dating show goes off-script when sparks fly with his producer.
Dev Deshpande has always believed in fairy tales. So it’s no wonder then that he’s spent his career crafting them on the long-running reality dating show Ever After. As the most successful producer in the franchise’s history, Dev always scripts the perfect love story for his contestants, even as his own love life crashes and burns. But then the show casts disgraced tech wunderkind Charlie Winshaw as its star.
Charlie is far from the romantic Prince Charming Ever After expects. He doesn’t believe in true love, and only agreed to the show as a last-ditch effort to rehabilitate his image. In front of the cameras, he’s a stiff, anxious mess with no idea how to date twenty women on national television. Behind the scenes, he’s cold, awkward, and emotionally closed-off.
Thank you so much for checking in with me today — and until next month!