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?
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!
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...
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?
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