A Black Romance Boxed Set
with stories by
Iris Bolling, Sharon C. Cooper, Delaney Diamond, Sherelle Green,
Tina Martin, Stephanie Nicole Norris, Candace Shaw, Kiru Taye
Pre-order your copy for only 99 cents (before the price goes to $4.99 on release day).
Inside the pages of this limited edition box set is an introduction to 8 family series containing 8 contemporary romance novels from bestselling authors. Get ready for captivating stories of passion, family ties, and Black love!
The collection contains your favorite tropes: second chance romance, foodie romance, secret baby, billionaires, and marriage of convenience. From Seattle to Memphis to Lagos, Nigeria and cities in between, you’ll meet heroes who make you swoon and heroines you’ll want to make your best friends.
The collection includes:
INVESTED by Iris Bolling
Myles Dunning, the thirty-five-year-old CEO of Dunning Bank and Trust, is fighting off one takeover attempt after another to save his family's historical bank. Chrystina Price is a voluptuous, lovable, powerhouse, whose sole purpose in life is too uplift and protect the man she has loved from the first day they met. When the integrity of the family always comes first is it worth Investing in love.
LOVE UNDER CONTRACT by Sharon C. Cooper, Award-winning and bestselling author
Sumeera Robinson refuses to settle for less than she desires, even if what she craves is the sexy Nicolas Jenkins-Moore. She’s ready for marriage and a family, but his five-year plan has those items at the bottom of the list. When Sumeera walks out of his life, Nicolas realizes what he's lost and will stop at nothing to win her back.
UNFORGETTABLE by Delaney Diamond, USA Today Bestselling Author
Ivy Johnson is stunned when Lucas Baylor makes an appearance at her family’s event in Seattle. When her deception is revealed, it throws his life into a tailspin and forces them to face the truth of their feelings for each other—feelings they’ve both tried in vain to forget.
#BLESSED BY MALAKAI by Sherelle Green
Overnight, Malakai Madden becomes a social media legend after the #BlessedMyMalakai hashtag starts trending. Avery Nightingale is the perfect image consultant to get his life back on track. However, avoiding their explosive chemistry proves to be a bigger distraction than either of them bargained for.
EVENINGS WITH BRYSON by Tina Martin, Three-time Emma Award Winner, including Author of the Year, Book of The Year Award Winner, multiple Amazon #1 new releases
Kalina Cooper doesn't believe in love since watching her father walk out on her mother years ago. But when she meets Bryson Blackstone in her aunt's cafe, he challenges everything she thinks she knows about life and love and reveals secrets about her family that she otherwise would've never known.
SAFE WITH ME by Stephanie Nicole Norris
Samiyah Manhattan is mourning the death of her six-year marriage when she vows never to trust men again. Celebrity ex-boxer turned business mogul, Jonas Alexander Rose never takes women too seriously. However, when he meets the beautiful Samiyah mulling over a mimosa, Jonas is overwhelmed by the heart throbbing heated attraction, and now he is on a mission to explore this thing called love.
COOKING UP LOVE by Candace Shaw
When Shelbi Arrington foregoes her medical residency, the last thing she’s searching for is love. However, that’s just what the doctor prescribes when she meets chef Justin Richardson, who is leery of doctors because of his mother’s death years ago. As their relationship heats up, Shelbi learns of a shocking revelation which may extinguish their flame.
KEEPING SECRETS by Kiru Taye
Have you ever loved someone and didn't know it? That's the dilemma facing Felix when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and most sensual woman he's ever known. However, will he still feel the same way when he regains his memory and realizes she's been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?
PREORDER TODAY for only 99 cents! *Limited Time*
*Release date: February 9, 2021
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
Prize #1 – 8 signed paperback copies of participating authors’ book 2 AND reader’s choice of a $50 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!
Prize #2 – Reader’s choice of a $25 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!
Release Date: November 12, 2020
Delaney Diamond is kicking off a new series and new genre with Plan B. Plan B is a romantic suspense series that will follow the lives and loves of a group of agents working for a secret government organization charged with protecting the United States from its enemies, foreign and domestic.
The hero, Cruz Cordoba has made cameos in her work before. In Do Over, his Cordoba Agency provided security for the Brooks family. In Two Nights in Paris, he helped Stephan get information on Roselle's background. Now you'll see how this man of mystery got his start in Until Now, the first book in the Plan B series!
Below is the story synopsis and preorder links so you can get your copy now.
Release date: November 20, 2020
Shanice Lawrence has met the perfect man. He’s sexy, considerate, and best of all, he loves to read. She’s certain she’s found the man of her dreams—until she learns the truth about the real reason for his appearance in her life.
Cruz Cordoba’s mission was simple: Get close to Shanice, retrieve the data, and kill anyone who gets in his way—including her. But he didn’t anticipate falling for the voluptuous bookstore clerk. Now he has to decide what’s more important—the mission, or the woman.
💋Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3iof6vy
💋Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2Slwrur
💋Apple: Coming soon
💋Google Play: https://bit.ly/3ncjyAV
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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?
Read more about S. Taylor
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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.
Read more about J.L. Campbell
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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!
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