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?
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.
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
We're so excited to share the covers of Nyora Rene's new novels with you, Love Rekindled and Ready for Love - awesome contemporary romance novels! Both are the first two books in the All or Nothing series, and we know you're going to love them.
Can they make love work the second time around?
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.
Can this playboy make her see that he's ready for love?
Blurb coming soon.
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 1, 2018
We're so excited to share the cover of Avery Aston's new novel with you, When in Barcelona, the first book in the International Romance series! We're certain you will not want to put this book down once you start reading, so mark your calendar.
With him, she experienced passion unlike she’d ever felt before...
All her life, Cassidy Wilkerson has been hard-working and practical. When she’s sent to Barcelona to close a deal no one else can, she fully expects to get the job done. Then she meets Alejandro Prieto. She didn’t expect to be attracted to him. And she didn’t expect to begin an affair that’s unwise, not practical, and against her better judgment.
Alejandro Prieto is the head of Prieto Vineyards, a man whose life is steeped in tradition, and the main obstacle to Cassidy’s success. Before she arrived in Spain, he had every intention of sending her back to Boston without a signed contract. Then he meets her. Their attraction is instantaneous, and before long, they succumb to the heat of desire that dances between them.
But when a scandal rocks the house of Prieto, can their newfound love withstand the storm? Or will they both go their separate ways for good?
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We can't wait for you to read First Love Second Chance by Chanta Rand, a sexy second chance romance. A few of our friends are helping us celebrate this new release. Please stop by and visit their sites to learn more.
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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 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.
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