RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
We're so excited to share the cover of Chanta Rand's new novel with you, First Love Second Chance! We're certain this second romance will keep you glued to the pages, as you hold your breath to see if this couple can get to their happily ever after.
Nine years ago, wide receiver and notorious playboy, Colt Emerson, walked away from marriage to the only woman he ever loved. A chance encounter with a runaway teen convinces him there’s more to life than his own selfish needs. But Social Services won’t consider him an acceptable candidate to adopt the kid unless he can provide a stable family environment, and Colt only trusts one woman to handle the job—his ex-wife, Shayla.
Shayla Carter has fought feelings of anger and grief every time she sees her celebrity ex-husband on TV with some new bimbo draped on his arm. When he shows up out of the blue with a Texas-sized solitaire diamond and a promise to do right by her, she gives him a reception like hell froze over. But Colt agrees to her long list of demands, and now Shayla can’t help but wonder if it’s time to give her first love a second chance.
Garden Avenue Press is accepting submissions for the 2018 calendar year. We're looking for contemporary, new adult, historical, romantic suspense, mature romance (hero/heroine 40's and older), romantic comedy, and contemporary women's fiction. The hero, heroine, or both must be a person of color. Visit the submissions page for the list of guidelines.
Submission deadline to be considered for the 2018 schedule: November 30, 2017
Garden Avenue Press is pleased to announce that we've acquired the contemporary romance novel First Love Second Chance by author Chanta Rand! Chanta writes historical romance and contemporary romance. With a writing style that seamlessly combines great storytelling with steamy scenes, we know you'll enjoy this story and fall in love with your next book boyfriend.
Nine years ago, cornerback and notorious playboy, Colt Emerson, walked away from a perfectly good marriage to the only woman he ever loved. She didn’t belong in his world of glamor and high-stakes opportunities. But now a chance encounter with a runaway teen convinces him there’s more to life than his own selfish needs. Despite his wealth and status, Social Services won’t consider him an acceptable candidate to adopt the kid unless he can provide a stable family environment. There’s only one woman Colt can trust to handle the job—his ex-wife, Shayla. To convince her he's a changed man, he'll have to go hard or go home.
For almost a decade, Shayla Carter has fought feelings of anger, grief, and confusion every time she sees her celebrity ex-husband on TV with some new bimbo draped on his arm. She never imagines the man who filed for divorce after only two months of marriage ever would want anything from her again. So, when he shows up out of the blue with a Texas-sized solitaire and a promise to do right by her, she gives him a reception like hell frozen over. But Colt is persistent, and when he agrees to her long list of demands, Shayla can’t help but wonder if it’s time to give her first love a second chance.
Garden Avenue Press will release First Love Second Chance in fall 2017. Cover reveal and more details to comes soon. In the meantime, visit the author's website and check out her other published titles.
We're so excited about this project! Garden Avenue Press (GAP) is pleased to announce that we've partnered with Building Relationships Around Books (BRAB), an online book club of over 1200 members for an amazing writing contest.
BRAB is the sponsor of the Writers Got Talent contest, in a search for creative stories in romance and women's fiction that feature people of color. The first place winner in the published and unpublished author categories will receive a publishing contract from GAP, as well as a $250 advance.
Get your manuscript ready and mark your calendar. BRAB starts accepting entries May 1st. Here are the details:
For more details, visit the contest page.
Get to writing, and good luck! 😀
The team at Garden Avenue Press (GAP) is pleased to announce that we've opened our doors and are now accepting submissions! GAP is a digital-first press and the brainchild of USA Today bestselling author Delaney Diamond.
Since 2011, Delaney has been a self-published author, and this year assembled a team of editors and other professionals to publish romance and women's fiction with strong romantic elements. GAP abides by the traditional expectations of a romance novel, which requires a happily ever after or happy for now ending.
We're looking for stories that elicit emotion--that make you laugh, make you cry, or tug at the heart strings. If you write those kinds of stories, we want to hear from you! Visit the Submissions page to read the guidelines. And if you have any questions, use the contact us form, and we'll get right back to you.
So dust off those manuscripts and get them polished. We look forward to hearing from you, and look forward to sharing your stories!