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...
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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?
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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...
The Heart of Things is part two of the Doug and Khalila duet by J.L. Campbell. If you haven't read part one yet, pick up The Thick of Things to find out how they meet and fall in love. Then get ready for the conclusion on March 14th.
Travel to Jamaica, Antigua, and Miami as problems arise when Doug's ex-wife and children enter the picture, and Khalila asks Doug for the one thing he's unwilling to give.
Love and sacrifice go hand in hand when it comes to matters of the heart.
After a year-long, Jamaica-Miami romance, Douglas Blythe succeeds in putting a ring on Khalila Skyers's finger. Though gun-shy, Khalila is willing to marry Douglas, under one condition. She wants a baby.
Doug can't go back on his promise to give her anything she wants, but sees trouble on the horizon with two teenage girls, a hectic business schedule, a devious ex-wife, plus a household turned upside down by a baby he doesn't want.
Their commitment to each other is unquestionable, but will this couple's differences bind them together...or force them apart?
The Endgame Trilogy asks the question, what would you risk for the man you love? Your career? Your current relationship. You'll find out when the first book in this trilogy releases on March 1st. Until then, read the synopsis below and follow the author online.
Endgame (The Endgame Trilogy #1)
Psychologist Dr. Zoe Broussard has always been a no-nonsense, play by the rules woman until she meets her new client. From the moment the impossibly gorgeous Michael Carson walks into her office, she finds herself dangerously drawn to him and irrevocably hooked.
Michael is an NFL quarterback with a multimillion dollar contract and a penchant for breaking hearts. He’s used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to tempt his hot new therapist into exploring the obvious passion between them. Even though there’s another man in her life.
Can Zoe resist Michael’s charms and her growing feelings for him? More importantly, is she willing to risk everything for a man who may not be there tomorrow?
Any insta-love lovers on deck? We have your kryptonite right here! Our next two releases are part of the Southern Seduction series. Mark your calendar for February 7, 2019 and get ready for the sexy romantic stylings of S. Taylor!
Love at first sight
Blackmailed into marriage
Honeydew (Southern Seduction #1)
(Previously published. This edition contains new content.)
Clarisse Jordan is a young single mother, who after the death of her fiancé, poured blood, sweat, and tears into her business, Honeydew Café, to provide for her children. A catering gig for successful and super sexy Dylan Price is the opportunity of a lifetime. But she quickly learns that Mr. Price is interested in more than her Southern cuisine. He has his sights set on her.
Dylan has been in love with Clarisse for years and would do anything to have her—even if it means forcing her into marriage. Lucky for him, the instant chemistry between them is hotter than a mid-summer day beneath the Georgia sun.
Yet Dylan is not completely honest with Clarisse, and when she learns the painful truth, will their love affair end? Or will they be able to find their way back to each other?
I'm Yours (Southern Seduction #2)
Peggy Jordan had long ago closed the door on her heart’s desires, accepting she would never have a loving husband and family of her own. Then a friend asks her to care for an orphaned little girl, and she meets the child’s last living relative. With him, her patience is tested, her desires are unleashed, and she gets the first taste of a life she’d always felt was out of reach.
Years ago, Trevor Duncan left Savannah and vowed never to return. He traveled to remote corners of the globe, helping people, and helping himself to countless women in emotionally-empty relationships. A phone call in the middle of the night changes his entire life. He has a niece who needs him, and when he meets the woman caring for her, he’s consumed with having her all to himself.
Their desire is strong. Their love is instant. But can they learn to trust each other and survive the road to happily-ever-after?
The next book in the All or Nothing series by Nyora René is on its way to your ereaders in 2019! Endless Love is all about Lena and Jacob. Remember them in Love Rekindled (Book #1), Charmaine and Malcolm's friends from college? Well, you get to read their love story very soon. Until then, we'll just let you admire this cover - and Jacob's luscious lips.😉
For better or worse. Will their love stand the test of time?
Full blurb coming soon.
This month we're going to introduce you to one of our authors every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each short interview ends with what they're thankful for because, it is after all almost Thanksgiving, and the time of year when we often reflect.
Our last but not the least author interview is with Delaney Diamond!
When you were a kid, what career did you want to have?
Like almost every girl I grew up with, I wanted to be a teacher. At one point my dreams switched to secretary because I took typing classes. By high school my average typing speed was 80 wpm.
What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten for breakfast that is not a breakfast food?
Leftover salad. I didn’t feel like making breakfast or even putting ingredients in a blender to make a smoothie—my go-to simple breakfast. I ate a leftover Zaxby’s chicken salad that was supposed to be my lunch. No regrets.
Do you remember your first crush? What happened with that person?
I do! In elementary school I had a crush on a guy who wore an Afro pick in his big Afro and was loud and sort of a bad boy in the neighborhood. Nothing happened because I was shy and he was several grades ahead of me. Thinking back, I’m not even sure why I liked him. He was cute, but definitely a troublemaker. Maybe he just stood out because he was the loudest one on the block, lol.
Quick answers: Favorite perfume? Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet. Favorite ice cream? Rum raisin. Favorite season? Spring. Favorite color? Yellow. Coffee or tea? Tea. Cats or dogs? Neither, but if I must choose, a cute little dog like a Yorkie.
Writing-wise, what are you working on?
I have so many ideas it’s hard to concentrate on one project! I’m currently working on the next princess book in my Royal Brides series, titled Princess of Estoria. I’m also kinda-sorta writing my first romantic suspense, while also doing research for the book. I’m learning a lot about spies, weapons, and the skillsets of people in special forces. I have to remember not to go down the rabbit hole of research because I won’t use most of this information in my stories, but so far it’s been fascinating.
What are you thankful for?
I’m thankful for my health and my family and friends—people I can count on. It’s nice to be able to pick up the phone and know that there are people who have your back and care about you. Or to be able to say, “Hey, let’s get together and do xyz” and they’re game for it. I’m also thankful for the wonderful readers that support my passion of writing. I can’t say that enough. Getting so much love and support is a blessing, and I don’t take it for granted. I look forward to many more years of writing and sharing my stories with readers.
Delaney Diamond writes sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels. You can find out more about her and her books at www.delaneydiamond.com and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.
Come back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to meet another author!
November 5: Chanta Rand
November 7: S. Taylor
November 9: Nyora Rene
November 12: Tiye
November 14: Colette Miller Watkins
November 19: J.L. Campbell
November 21: Delaney Diamond
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