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Nothing Is Lost In Loving


Available April 13, 2016Nothing Is Lost In Loving

There is a saying in Spanish that goes something like this, “No hay mal que por bien no venga.” (Roughly translated) “There is no bad thing that is not followed by a good thing.”

When Stella Delray unexpectedly loses her job a week before Christmas, which happens to be the anniversary of her husband’s death, she is forced to come to terms with her loss, stop talking to his ashes, which she carries around in a sports bottle, and get her life back on track for her son’s sake as well as her own. She never expected posting an ad on Craigslist would send her into the arms of not one but two men, one of which is her former boss, Jack Francis. It’s because of him she’s working as an admin for a retired Broadway star, bookkeeping for an erotic video production company, and writing love letters for the mysterious Oaklander. Adding to the craziness of her new life, her monster-in-law resurfaces and the father-in-law Stella’s never met shows up on her doorstep.

With her best friend, Bono, to guide her, Stella will learn to redefine the rules she’s always lived by. Her new extended family comes with plenty of drama, and the ghosts of her dead husband’s past are knocking down her door. Will Stella be able to find her footing in her eccentric life, discover nothing is lost in loving, and have the family she’s always dreamed of? One thing is certain: Stella will learn that happily ever after doesn’t come in one size fits all.

Find out how Stella manages her monster-in-law and takes on romance again. You can find her story on Amazon.

Loving is Good

An advice columnist gives sizzling advice to the lovelorn readers, but her own love life is empty and cold until a new man turns up the heat.

Loving is Good

Celia Mendoza is not living La Vida Loca. She put her graduate studies on hold after her father died. Now she dishes out advice in her e-zine column, Luna Love, Loving is Good. The problem is, she hasn’t had a second date or a kiss in over a year. Then Gabe Mercer, a modern-day Adonis, shows up, daring her to take a chance.


Jinxed By Love


Coming in June 2016

Cecil Mendoza is finally living La Vida Loca. She’s spending time with Gabe Mercer, the reason for the warmth in her flushed cheeks, and is no longer an impersonator on matters of the heart. She is writing her love story. She’s busy dishing up sizzling advice for forlorn readers of the steamy Loving is Good column, and working with Gabe on a big story that just might be the break she needs.

Dear Luna, Why is love is so complicated...

As near perfect as life is, Celia remains conflicted. She’s struggling with grown-up decisions she doesn’t want to face: continue paying her dues as a pseudo-journalist or attend graduate school? Give away her heart to Gabe or wait until conditions for romance are optimal? She’s undecided on both until she receives an email from Goodbye Jones, a reader who questions her expertise. His words spur her to seize the moment only Gabe freaks, and pushes her away. Right into the inviting arms of Salvatore DeLuca, who could be the cover photo for Tough Guys ‘R Us. He’s hard to resist.

Celia swears she’s jinxed by love, until her inner Luna Love reminds her there is no perfect time for romance. Sal isn’t her forever kind of guy, but then again she’s not sure Gabe is either. Armed with nothing but her conflicted heart, she pushes forward, and lives and loves in the moment, but with whom is the question she has to answer.

Romance, New Adult & College, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Fiction, Coming of Age, Women’s Fiction