Saturday, May 31, 2014

Everything to Lose by Andrew Gross

 Andrew Gross (born 1952) is an American author of thriller novels including four New York Times bestsellers. He is best known for his collaborations with suspense writer James Patterson. Gross’s books feature close family bonds, relationships characterized by loss or betrayal and large degree of emotional resonance which generally lead to wider crimes and cover-ups. They have all been published by William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins.

Soulful Fiction_African American Romance

Every good romance novel must possess certain key elements. The hero and heroine must be likeable, although they might be flawed, they are still loveable and the reader wants the romance to come to a satisfactory conclusion aka a happily ever after ending. The couple meets early in the story and face barriers that keep them from finding true love together until the story's end. The romantic tension builds as the story progresses and eventually obstacles to true love are overcome and the relationship comes to a satisfactory conclusion.

Meet authors Ann Christopher and Brenda Jackson. They'll show you how it's done.

A Brother's Honor
Brenda Jackson

The Granger brothers left behind their family's Virginia estate—and the bad memories it holds—years ago. But their dying grandfather's request brings them home: to a failing business, a legacy of secrets and a deathbed promise to make things right.
As the eldest brother, attorney Jace Granger is determined to take responsibility for Granger Aeronautics, his family's failing business. But the years of mismanagement seem impossible to untangle. As CEO, he hires a consultant to turn the company around. Smart, sexy Shana Bradford is the right person for the job—and the right woman to turn Jace's world upside down.

But the passion between them is jeopardized when old secrets begin to emerge. A woman from Jace's past suddenly reappears. And an explosive discovery changes everything Jace thinks he knows about his mother—and his father, who was convicted of her murder.

Jace Granger tried to leave his family history behind once before. But this time he needs to face the past…or risk losing his future.

Three brothers. One legacy. A lifetime of secrets.

A Man's Promise
Brenda Jackson

A man's word is his bond. His family is his strength. His heart is his own.

Superstar musician Caden Granger has spent years running from love, commitment and family. Yet despite his fame and fortune, he knows the kind of respect and adoration he needs can only come from one person - the very woman who wants nothing to do with him.

Corporate fund-raiser and society maven Shiloh Timmons finally got her life on track once her relationship with Caden ended, and she's in no hurry to revisit a romance with the man she left standing at the altar.

If Caden can't have Shiloh by his side, all the success in the world will mean nothing. Now he has a chance to renew his promises...but is it too late?

All For Love
Brenda Jackson

He's been biding his time, and now the perfect opportunity has arrived for Callum Austell to pursue the ultimate object of his affections. Offering Gemma a job to decorate his new home means she has to come to him. And on his territory, the Aussie knows he can easily woo her into his bed. But this Westmoreland woman is no pushover. If Callum is to get what he wants - as always - the millionaire just might have to utter those three little words first.


A Night to Remember...

For weeks, Derringer Westmoreland is haunted by memories of a woman whose face he cannot recall. But he wants and needs to share their intense passion again. When he finally tracks down his mystery woman, he is blown away by surprise. Lucia Conyers is his sister-in-law's best friend and his fantastic one-night stand! And she refuses to become one of Derringer's women. For the first time in his charmed life, the rancher has some persuading to do. And if he wants to win Lucia's heart, he must be ready to risk his own....

A Journey's End
A Novella by Ann Christopher

Deep in upstate New York, in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, lies a small town where five brothers, all world-weary and battered by life, are about to find the loves of their lives ... at Journey's End.

Widower James Harper is a loner who spends his time running his outdoor gear shop and avoiding emotional entanglements of any kind. Until the day beautiful Miranda Lowe moves to Journey's End, opens the coffee house down the street, and knocks his safe world right off its axis. Sexy, smart, warm and funny, Miranda is the answer to prayers James didn't know he had, which is exactly why she terrifies him so much.

Now, on a stormy New Year's Eve, James will find himself snowbound in front of a crackling fire with the intriguing woman he's tried to avoid - the only person who can help him overcome his fear and unlock the secrets of his heart.

About the Author

A recovering lawyer, Ann Christopher was first published in 2006 and is the author of 18 contemporary romance novels, 5 novellas and a tragically bad starter novel that will forever remain under her bed, where it belongs. She's also written a young adult novel that will be available very soon. When she's not writing or communing with her readers on her Facebook page, AuthorAnnChristopher, Ann likes to do the following, in no particular order: read; cook; eat; crochet; quilt; play with her 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats; and travel the world with her family. Her favorite cities are Washington, D.C., Venice and Paris, in case you were wondering. She lives in Ohio with her husband and teenagers.