Nyora René's next series is about the Harris sisters, and the first book - Now or Never - was inspired by the Wednesday Writing Prompt flash fiction pieces our authors wrote this summer. Lucky for us, she expanded the short into a full book, and it's sexy, funny, and just what you'll need to distract you from what's going on around you for a few hours.
Below is the story synopsis, and buy links will be available soon. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook so you can preorder once we share those buy links.
friends to lovers
RELEASE DATE: September 25, 2020
Crystal Harris has been in love with her best friend, Brendon Marks since they were in high school. He was the perfect gentleman, always supportive and encouraging her, and she’s spent the last ten years loving him in secret, too scared to tell him how she feels.
Brendon has a secret himself…he’s in love with his best friend and doesn’t know how to tell her. He doesn’t want to ruin their friendship, but as the days go by, his feelings for Crystal continue to grow stronger and stronger.
What do you do when you feel like your feelings are about to bubble over? When is the perfect time to tell your best friend you’re in love with them? What makes you say, “It’s now or never?”
Release Date: July 10, 2020
Growing up in the aftermath of her mother’s murder, Silver Cartersuccessfully buried her soft, lovable, carefree side under layers of hurt, masked by a G.I. Jane persona. She harnessed her skills to freelance as a security expert and spent her entire adult life as a social recluse, working behind a computer screen and content with her life of solitude—or so she thought.
When Carter Tate finds himself the object of a stalker’s obsession, he agrees to let his business partner’s sister, Silver, work as his personal security. Captivated by her, Carter’s filled with a powerful longing he can’t control and manages to break down the walls of protection she’s erected.
Will Silver have a chance at real happiness, or will the stalker ultimately win in the end?
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While you wait for the release of Claiming Her Heart, read the author's Southern Seduction series.
Second chance romance
Release Date: April 3, 2020
Unforgettable Kiss is the first book in the Unforgettable series—a new series by author Tiye Love! In this one, she takes us to New Orleans where we learn about a young love gone wrong, and the chance for a reconciliation—or will it be too late?
The beautiful and free-spirited Raini Blue is a struggling artist with aspirations to have her own gallery. Believing she is content, she’s comfortable with her job at a local bookstore and selling her wares in the New Orleans French Market. But her world is about to shift when Tre LaSalle, the man with whom she shared her first kiss as a teenager, comes back into her life.
Between his new role as mayor of a world renowned city and being a single father to his eight-year old daughter, Tre has little time for relationships. Until Raini Blue. Intrigued by her beauty and her resistance to his charms, he is determined to win her over.
Tre ignites her passions and awakens desires long dormant, but Raini wonders if he can truly accept her bohemian lifestyle, whether or not her family’s checkered past will hurt his political aspirations, and ultimately, can she trust him with her heart?
Release Date: April 10, 2020
The Pain of Things is the third book in the In Medias Res series and Corinne Walker’s story. You’ll get transported to Miami and the Caribbean as you learn more about the romance between Corinne and her new beau—Roger, who happens to be her best friend’s brother-in-law. As a bonus, this book includes suspenseful elements that will keep you turning the pages.
Roger Blythe has a reputation for being here today and gone tomorrow. That's fine with Corinne Walker, until he decides to take their relationship to the next level.
Corinne's cycle of dating men who have no chance of touching her heart has kept her sane over the years. Roger's turnaround unsettles her, because just when she considers changing the way she lives, his secret life threatens to destroy everything they're building together.
When her past and future collide, Corinne has two choices. Run away from what could be a repeat of the devastation that has gone before, or stay and fight for what her heart says is right for her.
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While you wait for the release of The Pain of Things, read the first two book in the series about Doug and Khalila: The Heart of Things (In Medias Res #1) and The Thick of Things (In Medias Res #2).
Tiye Love did a short interview with Kimberly Kaye of WFKX 96kix radio in Tennessee as the station's Author of the Week. Listen in to learn more about her and what she has coming next!
September Song is the third book in the Southern Seduction series. Don't you just love this cover? We know you've been waiting for Connor and Rhonda's story, and it's finally here! From the previous books you've probably wondered,
what happened between them, and will they finally get their happily ever after? Find out in only a few short weeks.
Second Chance Romance
Release Date: October 4, 2019
Connor Smith, a brilliant gaming designer and Rhonda Macintyre
, a sassy rich girl deemed a trust fund brat, first meet when Connor moves to Georgia from Dubai in the fourth grade. The childhood best friends eventually embark on a secret love affair in high school, which blossoms into a promise of a real future together.
But things change when Connor learns he’s earned an opportunity to work in Dubai for the largest tech and gaming company in the world, and his decision to leave not only breaks Rhonda’s heart, it tears the couple apart.
When he finally returns, years of hurt and disappointment and failed communication create stumbling blocks on their way back to love. Will they ever be able to get what they both want most in the world…each other?
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We have a lot to celebrate here at Garden Avenue Press! Last night we learned that SIX of our authors were nominated for Building Relationships Around Books (BRAB) awards! The online book club is made up of over 1600 members, and every year the awards are announced at the annual readers' retreat. Needless to say, it's quite an honor to be nominated when you consider the hundreds (maybe thousands??) of books read by the members. Below are all the nominees and their categories.
Beverly Jenkins Author of the Year Award – Delaney Diamond
Best Interracial – Princess of Estoria, Delaney Diamond
Adrianne Byrd Queen of Comedy Romance – Two Nights in Paris, Delaney Diamond
Book Husband of the Year – Stephan Brooks from Two Nights in Paris, Delaney Diamond
Couple of the Year – Jacob and Lena from Endless Love, Nyora René
New Author - Nyora René, S. Taylor, Tiye Love, Colette Miller Watkins
Brenda Jackson Romance of the Year: Endless Love by Nyora René
Best Villain – Diane Blythe from The Heart of Things, J.L. Campbell
Congratulations to the nominees, and best of luck to each of you!
These books will be free July 3-7! Don't miss the first book in the All or Nothing series by Nyora René and the first book in the Forbidden series by Tiye Love.
Love Rekindled (All or Nothing Book 1) by Nyora René
(Previously published. This edition contains new content.)
NBA superstar Malcolm James has everything—fame, money, and two beautiful kids—but no woman to call his own. When his ex, Charmaine Mouton, arrives in Houston to sing the national anthem at the All-Star Game, he can’t help but remember all the good times they shared, and he’s determined not to let her get away again.
Five years ago, Charmaine Mouton made the difficult choice to pursue a singing career and lost the love of her life in the process. Now a successful recording artist, when she sees Malcolm again, she decides to reach for the life she left behind.
But relationships take work, and Malcolm and Charmaine will have to put in the work if they want their love to last the second time around.
Buy it: Amazon| Amazon UK | Amazon CA
Forbidden (Forbidden Trilogy Book 1) by Tiye Love
What happens when the man you can't live without is your husband's brother?
On the eve of their tenth wedding anniversary, Kameron and Aaron Youngblood plan to renew their vows. They seem to have the perfect life and are the very definition of “couple goals.” Yet Kameron feels uneasy about her relationship but can't figure out what's missing. Until Bakari, Aaron's hot younger brother, arrives in town for a job interview, bold in his attraction toward his sister-in-law.
Kameron finds herself hopelessly drawn to him again like she was all those years ago when they first met. Now that he’s back, Bakari is determined to get Kameron to risk it all for him—even if it means losing his brother forever...
Buy it: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
Release date: May 17th
Does Fate play a role in romance? Find out in this sexy, long distance romance between two people who reconnect and find love when they weren't even looking.
A spark ignited when Suzanne Fowler saw Gregory Reed across a crowded room. Twenty years later, a chance meeting gives them the opportunity to revisit the spark and find out if it can turn into a blaze. Wiser, more experienced and established in their lives and careers, will they grab this opportunity and view it as a gift? Or will they declare their time has passed and not seize the moment?
Read more about Colette Miller Watkins here.
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Another controversial trilogy is on its way from author Tiye Love! If you haven't started her first one, the Endgame Trilogy, grab your copies and indulge in all the secrets, lies, and scandalous behavior before Zoe and Michael get to their happily ever after. Currently only on Amazon, everywhere else on June 14th.
Now, for the Forbidden Trilogy. What happens when you fall in love with your husband's brother? That's the dilemma in this series. Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions as Bakari and Kameron navigate a minefield as they risk hurting the people they care about. The first book in the Forbidden Trilogy will release on April 19th, so mark your calendar and prepare to be swept away! When love is all that matters...
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