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!
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 third author of the month is Nyora René!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
MC Hammer (Hammer time!)
When you were a kid, what career did you want to have?
A Corporate Lawyer
If you could plan the perfect date, what would it be?
Dinner at Le Jules Verne (2nd level of the Eiffel Tower), then drinks at the Champagne Bar (top of the Eiffel Tower). Afterwards a boat ride on the Seine.
Which celebrity do you shamelessly follow in the news?
The British Royal Family
Writing-wise, what are you working on?
A new series surrounding the family and friends of the Jones family.
What are you thankful for?
I am thankful for my loving and supportive family and friends. I’m also thankful for God’s grace and mercy, as well as the home I have found at Garden Avenue Press.
Nyora René writes sweet, passionate, and occasionally spicy romance novels. You can find more about her and her books at www.nyorarene.com and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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
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.
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