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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lady Be Good by Meredith Duran (spotlight)


Searching for the perfect romantic summer escape, complete with irresistibly reckless behavior?
 
Rules for the Reckless #3
Meredith Duran
July 28, 2015
Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781476741376
$7.99
Love transcends the limits of wealth and social rank in the smart, likable third Rules for the Reckless historical…Duran gives her characters depth: Christian grapples with his desire for revenge and anxiety over unexpectedly becoming his father’s heir, and Lilah is a pawn who fears exposure and ruin. Readers will especially look forward to Catherine finding her own romance in a future installment.”
—Publishers Weekly 

“Hot on the heels of Lady Be Good comes Catherine Everleigh’s story, and readers know they’ll be in for a fun, sexy and poignant roller coaster ride. Well paced, simmering with sexual tension and peopled with memorable characters, this is a love story to be savored.”
—RT Book Reviews gives TOP PICK HOT REVIEW for LUCK BE A LADY, 4th in the Rules for the Reckless series
 
The 2015 RITA Award for Historical Romance has been awarded to FOOL ME TWICE, 2nd in the Rules for the Reckless series by Meredith Duran!



 
Rules for the Reckless #4
Meredith Duran
August 25, 2015
Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781476741369
$7.99
“This flawless novel in the Rules for the Reckless series, set in 1866 London, pivots seamlessly to Catherine Everleigh and Nick O’Shea, lively characters who won readers’ hearts in Lady Be Good…These intelligent, multilayered characters embody the best aspects of this wonderfully indulgent series.”
Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW 

ABOUT Lady Be Good:
Lady Be Good is the third riveting novel in the Rules for the Reckless series—a sexy and evocative Regency romance that will captivate from beginning to end—one summer trip not to be missed!
catching the lady red-handed
Born to a family of infamous criminals, Lilah Marshall has left behind her past and made herself into the perfect lady. Working as a hostess at Everleigh’s, London’s premier auction house, she leads a life full of art, culture, and virtue. All her dreams are within reach—until a gorgeous and enigmatic viscount catches her in the act of one last, very reluctant theft.

chasing one red-hot passion
Christian “Kit” Stratton, Viscount Palmer, is society’s most dashing war hero. But Kit’s easy smile hides a dark secret: he is haunted by a madman’s vow to destroy anyone he loves. When his hunt for the enemy leads to Everleigh’s Auction Rooms, he compels Lilah to help him. But one tempting touch may be their undoing—for what Kit needs threatens all Lilah holds dear, and losing her may destroy him.

Luck Be a Lady in this fourth sexy novel in the Rules for the Reckless series!
 
THE WALLFLOWER
They call her the “Ice Queen.” Catherine Everleigh is London’s loveliest heiress, but a bitter lesson in heartbreak has taught her to keep to herself. All she wants is her birthright—the auction house that was stolen from her. To win this war, she’ll need a powerful ally. Who better than infamous and merciless crime lord Nicholas O’Shea? A marriage of convenience will no doubt serve them both.
 
THE CRIME LORD
Having conquered the city’s underworld, Nick seeks a new challenge. Marrying Catherine will give him the appearance of legitimacy—and access to her world of the law-abiding elite. No one needs to know he’s coveted Catherine for a year now—their arrangement is strictly business, free from the troubling weaknesses of love. Seduction, however, is a different matter—an enticing game he means to ensure she enjoys, whether she wishes to or not...
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MEREDITH DURAN is the author of eight previous novels, including The Duke of Shadows (winner of the Gather.com First Chapters Romance Writing Competition); Wicked Becomes You (included on the Woman’s World List of Best Beach Reads for Summer 2010), and the USA TODAY bestseller Fool Me Twice. She blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history, and for convincing her that princely love is no prize if it doesn’t come with a happily-ever-after. She enjoys collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women. Visit her at MeredithDuran.com, or catch up with her on Twitter: @meredithduran and Facebook: AuthorMeredithDuran.


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Friday, July 31, 2015

The Lady Meets Her Match by Gina Conkle (VBB, excerpt and GIVEAWAY)







by Gina Conkle

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Rough-around-the-edges Cyrus Ryland rose from humble origins to become England’s wealthiest citizen and most eligible bachelor. Called the King of Commerce, he thinks nothing of marriage until he hosts a masked ball and discovers an alluring woman hiding in his study. After one dance the lady vanishes, leaving behind a single shoe. The hunt is on, but finding her is only half the battle.


Claire Mayhew wants her hard won independence…a mid-town shop of her own. She resists the scorching attraction with Mr. Ryland — her new landlord, but Cyrus isn’t a man who gives up easily.



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EXCERPT

She peeked up at him around his arm, her pretty face impertinent among all that untamed hair. Her tone and bearing matched the prim coffee shop proprietress, but the view was pure brazen tavern maid at the end of her day.

His arms flexed. So, the East Ender gave him up. He wanted to thrash the lad for doing something so foolhardy as bringing Claire here. Too many bad things happened to women in this ward, even those who lived here and knew their way around.

Claire placed a hand high on his arm while her flimsy linen cleaned him. She made small, soft sweeps low, where his spine met his breeches. Her skirts brushed the backs of his exposed calves, something more intimate than their first dance. A wicked need to tease her struck, lightening his mood.

“I have a better idea for getting my back clean. It involves a copper tub, large enough for two.”

The swiping slowed. Her hand on his arm lifted, and the loss left his skin cool.

Perhaps he went too far.
Then her palm rested on his ribs, settling there with discovery. The heat of each curious finger splayed provocatively on his flesh in a lover’s exploratory touch. A heady rush followed, sending a pleasant burn over his already-hot torso.

“Whatever your plans in that copper tub of yours, I’m sure it’s not safe for a woman like me.” She said softly against his shoulder blade. “Though I’m sure you have some creative ideas.”

Cyrus looked over his shoulder, her blond head close to his back. “Careful, Miss Mayhew, or you’ll admit out loud you want more to happen between us.”








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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Gina writes Viking and Georgian romance with a softly sensual side. She loves history, books and romance…the perfect recipe for historical romance writer. Her passion for castles and old places ---the older and moldier the better--- means interesting family vacations. Good thing her husband and two sons share similar passions. When not visiting fascinating places she can be found delving into the latest adventures in cooking, gardening, and chauffeuring her sons.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lemongrass Hope by Amy Impellizzeri (VNBtM, guest post, excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT



It is my pleasure to share a guest post from author Amy Impellizzeri, who tells us...


 
BLOG TOPIC: YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST TIME
By Amy Impellizzeri

You never forget your first time.

I had submitted my first ever submission to an Editor about 3 or 4 weeks earlier.

An essay to Brain, Child Magazine - one of my favorites. And I had already practiced telling my success story: “Yes! It’s going to be published by the magazine coined ‘The New Yorker for mothers.’ Isn’t that great news?”

So I’ll never forget sitting in front of my computer staring at the newest inbox entry from the Brain, Child Editor reading my first ever form rejection letter:

We enjoyed reading your piece!
Relatable topic!
Thanks for submitting!
But oh yeah – “However, we receive many more submissions than we are able to publish and as such we've decided to give it a pass.”

A PASS? What the –

I stared at her words for many, many minutes - that’s a long time to read one sentence over and over again - until I grasped the meaning: No New Yorker for mothers for me.

That was over five years ago, and I have since learned, of course, that submissions are rejected for a host of reasons, including: timing, the wrong fit for a magazine’s current needs, editor indigestion, or – as was the case for my first-ever editorial submission –

It just  might not be good enough.

After that first rejection, I clicked back and looked again at my carefully written and lovingly submitted essay, and I saw for the first time what the Editor must have seen. Indulgence. Clichés. Boring writing. Familiar phrases.

I had taken a sabbatical from my successful corporate law career and was ready to embark on a new chapter as a professional writer, zealously jumping in headfirst with all of the confidence and self-assuredness that 13 years of successfully practicing law had ingrained in me. And with one email – one form rejection letter - all that confidence and self-assuredness with which I had embarked on my professional writing career went right out the window. 

But don’t worry, that was a GOOD thing. 

This was a brand new world I was entering. And it would not be enough that I had been good at being a lawyer. I would now have to be good at being a creative and commercial writer. A new journey. A new world. Arguably, the skills  that had served me well previously (over-thinking from every angle, carefully researched words, objective thought, consistent phrasing) would be hindrances in this new world.  It was time I realized that. It was time someone told me so.

Thank you Brain, Child Magazine editor.

I set out to polishing some new essays – never publishing – indeed never even submitting again – that first submitted essay. It was never really going to be good enough.

No matter, though.

Other pieces were.

I published in The Huffington Post, Skirt! Magazine, The Glass Hammer, to name a few. And then in 2013-2014, two different publishers agreed to put two of my books in print. Lawyer Interrupted was accepted for publication by the American Bar Association’s publishing arm, and Lemongrass Hope was published by award-winning indie press, Wyatt MacKenzie. It went on to win the Bronze award in the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Contest (Romance), and was named the #1 Reviewed book by book blogger The Literary Connoisseur, among other accolades.

And while the wonderful reception of Lemongrass Hope has been a great boon to my new career, the real inspiration as I move forward – continue to write, to revise, to submit - is still that first rejection (and truth be told, others that have followed it).

There’s no place for over-confidence and self-assuredness in the world of commercial writing. The drive to be better is a much more useful tool.  And while I would never be foolish enough to hope  that none of my submissions are ever rejected again, I do hope for a day when none of my submissions will ever be given a pass because they:

Just weren’t good enough.





by Amy Impellizzeri

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Set in the past, and present, Lemongrass Hope is a captivating and unpredictable love story, with a dose of magical realism and time travel. Lemongrass Hope weaves together ordinary lives and events to tell an extraordinary tale of connection, loss, renewal, and of course, hope. As Kate Sutton's decade-long marriage to Rob erodes and unravels, Kate fears that the secrets she guards from the world, including Rob's emergency room proposal, and a whirlwind love affair from her past, have always doomed her fate. When Kate unwittingly receives a glimpse at what her life could have been had she made different choices all those years ago, it is indeed all she could have ever wanted. A confirmation of her greatest hope ... and her greatest fears. Read the book hailed by New York Times Best-selling authors and reviewers, including Jacquelyn Mitchard, Oprah's very first book club selection author.

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EXCERPT


Benton came and sat down next to Kate. Right next to her. Almost on top of her. Benton was tall and thin, and had long hair the color of Autumn. The right mix of red and brown with flecks of gold. She had friendly eyes and a bright white smile and was dressed all in navy like a banker, even though she looked like no banker Kate had ever met.

“See, I knew it.” Benton had said confidently, waving her long, manicured fingers over the textbooks and handwritten notes scattered across the park table, nearly knocking over Kate’s cup of coffee without apology.

“I told my friend last night that you were not a starving actress. That you were an academic. An intellectual. He said that you were too pretty to be an intellectual – that you were for sure, a ‘wannabe actress.’ His words, not mine, - so gauche no?”

Kate laughed in spite of herself. In spite also of having no clue what this gorgeous but obviously deranged creature was talking about.

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Later, she would enjoy telling the story of how she met Benton in Bryant Park over and over again to Ian. He would say, “Wait, show me exactly how she sat down. And you had to actually push your chair back to shake her hand? And you couldn’t remember me? Not at all?”

Fake pout and then tender, long kiss.

Kate would always shake her head, of course, as incredulous as Ian was that she did not remember him as Benton’s dinner companion at Rocco’s that first night.

Especially since that is the night he had always said that he first fell in love with her.







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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


 Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up executive, and best-selling author.  In 2009, she left her 13-year litigation career to write and advocate for working women, later joining the executive team of the award-winning website, Hybrid Her (named by ForbesWoman as a “Top Website for Women” in 2010 and 2011). Through her work at Hybrid Her, and as Vice President, Community & Content, for its later re-brand, ShopFunder, Amy worked closely with hundreds of creative and inspiring entrepreneurs and fundraisers, writing and marketing their stories to new audiences. 

In October 2014, Amy transitioned to full-time writer, with the publication of her first novel, Lemongrass Hope (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2014), which debuted as an Amazon best-seller (Romance/Fantasy and Romance/Time Travel).  Oprah's very first Book Club Selection author and New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author, Jacquelyn Mitchard, has called Lemongrass Hope a "fine and fresh thing - a truly new story." Lemongrass Hope was featured by Library Journal and Foreword Reviews Magazine, and has been a favorite with Book Clubs and numerous Book Bloggers (including as the #1 favorite reviewed selection in 2014 by The Literary Connoisseur). Lemongrass Hope was recently selected as an INDIEFAB 2014 Book of the Year Finalist (Romance) by Foreword Reviews Magazine.

Amy's first non-fiction book, Lawyer Interrupted (ABA Publishing 2015), is due out Summer 2015.  Her essays and articles have appeared in The Huffington Post, ABA Law Practice Today, The Glass Hammer, Divine Caroline, Skirt! Magazine, among more.

Please connect with her by visiting her website or via Facebook or Twitter



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Anger's Children by K.D. Rose (review, excerpt and GIVEAWAY) ADULT title




Anger's Children
ADULT title
by K.D. Rose

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Strap on your seatbelt for this whirlwind of short stories that take you out of this world—literally!

-A goddess on a mission or a young adult growing up? In the paranormal world, who's to know?

-Covert Action is supposed to mean "secret" but in a world of regulation, just what is everyone going so far out of their way to hide? Sex is a dangerous game. More than anyone could have bet.

-What if life was as simple as a game of dice or poker? What if human's lived their lives unaware that they were pawns, played on a board by those who were just a little more than human? Would fate intervene? Would love mean anything? If you were a God among humans, wouldn't you be just maybe, slightly, bored?

Life ending games? Or are they just the beginning? Dangerous. Risqué. A catch. There's always a catch. Three tales that will blow your mind.


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EXCERPT

The Dark Man (One of the Three Stories)

What if life was as simple as a game of dice or poker? What if humans lived their lives unaware that they were pawns, played on a board by those who were just a little more than human? Would fate intervene? Would love mean anything? If you were a God among humans, wouldn't you be just maybe, slightly, bored?


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



K.D. Rose is a poet and author who currently has published "Heavy Bags of Soul", "Inside Sorrow", “I AM”, “Erasing: Shadows”, "Anger's Children: Three Shorts That Will Blow Your Mind", "A Taste for Mystery: Two Novellas" and her new release, "The Brevity of Twit".

K.D.’s book, Inside Sorrow won the Readers Favorite 2013 international Silver Medal for Poetry. With fellow authors around the globe, KD was also a founding member of the e-magazine, INNOVATE.

K.D. has an eclectic mind and loves language, physics, philosophy, photography, design, art, writing, symbolism, semiotics, spirituality, and Dr. Who. KD Rose is an avid supporter of music, the arts, cutting edge science, technology, and creativity in all forms. K.D also has a chronic illness but doesn't let it get her down. K.D. considers herself a "Spoonie" on the lam.

LINKS TO KD ROSE BOOKS

New Release: The Brevity of Twit


A Taste For Mystery: Two Novellas

Erasing: Shadows

Anger's Children

Inside Sorrow: Poems of Mourning and Grief
 
I AM

Heavy Bags of Soul


KD Rose's Social Media Links


Website    
 
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My review:

 
3.75 stars


Anger's Children by K.D. Rose is a collection of three short stories, “Under the Shadow of Wings”, “Eyes Only”, and “The Dark Man”.  The first is a little disconcerting to me with its fluid treatment of time and changes in point of view, but it is an interesting twist on explaining why joining the mile high club can be fraught with danger.  The second provides a thought-provoking look at the challenges facing those who serve their country and the price and sacrifices that the service required.  There are interesting twists that tie the story together and I enjoyed the ending.  The last story has more of a paranormal flavor but bends space and time and gives a different look at the concept of geographic regions. 

It is difficult to categorize these stories as belonging to a particular genre.  They give a sense of ‘what if’ and invite one to see the world from a slightly different tilt.  The brevity of the first and third stories keep one from getting a strong sense of the characters but there is a succinct poetry in some of the concepts presented that keeps one interested in the storyline, short though it is.  I think this story will appeal to those in search of a quick read that will stimulate the imagination.


A copy of this story was provided to me for review.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Convenient Wedding by Susie Warren (VNBtM, guest post, excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT






I am always delighted when authors are willing to share glimpses of their journey, and today I have the pleasure of a guest post from author Susie Warren as she answers:



What was the most difficult thing to overcome on your path to becoming a published author and how did you conquer it?

SW:  I think the most difficult obstacle for me to overcome was figuring out how to get all the working parts to move in a carefully orchestrated way to allow for a novel to be completed.  Here was my path:
Attending Conferences and Workshops
Writing can be a lonely profession and many writers are introverts. So I joined writing groups and went to conferences. I found many, many like-minded people who were happy to give advice and talk about writing. Learning about the craft and speaking with other writers helped to push me forward.

Carefully Using My Free Time
I’ve sacrificed most of my free time and quite a bit of sleep in the last five years to pursue a writing career. I have a full-time job as an administrator in a small school and three growing children who are now teenagers. I get up early to write each day and then spend longer stretches of time on weekends and holidays to push a story forward.

Staying Focused
When I started writing, there were often gaps in the time I could dedicate to writing.  In these intervals, new story ideas would surface and I would start a new project if I had a few hours. I would have three or four stories going at the same time. Ultimately, this approach didn’t work for me and nothing got completed. Out of sheer necessity, I became more disciplined. I started writing an hour each day and wouldn’t allow myself to switch projects. If a new idea surfaced, I would write it down in an idea folder and go back to my current project.

Deciding Not to Allow Tangents to Rule
I also realized that I would often completely change a central element of the story and then spend weeks revising the entire novel. This would happen four or five times. I decided not to allow myself to change something important just because the idea presented itself. It would have to greatly improve the story or I would make note of it for a new story.  Something interesting happened. I became more focused and productive. And I started completing projects.

Taking a Leap of Faith
In my writing career, I think my best accomplishment has been to take the leap into indie publishing. I have a good friend who I met years ago at a writing conference, Christina Tetreault, who is a successful author and has offered advice and encouragement at each juncture. There is so much to know in self-publishing, you have to do so much more than just write. At times, it can be overwhelming but if you are able to push through then it can be enormously satisfying at the end of the day.
Remembering Why I Write
I write for the playfulness and sheer joy of escaping into a different world. As a writer, you have ultimate control and can let your imagination run wild. But I have learned over time how to harness this energy so I can use it to stay focused and complete a novel.



by Susie Warren

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A reluctant socialite is pulled into a scandal and must choose between her family's reputation and her future happiness.

Lucia Montgomery is from an old and powerful political family in Connecticut and desperately wants to shed her reputation as a superficial socialite. Against her family’s wishes, she seeks a position working for a fiercely contested political campaign and the dark horse in the race, Anderson Adams. She is thrown into the middle of a scandal of her own making when she is tricked into going to his hotel room. Anderson persuades her to play along with a pretend engagement then an actual wedding to save her reputation and his campaign. The media falls in love with the charismatic couple and they must figure out how to reconcile their public image with their private life.

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Even though she had seen many images and video clips of him, Anderson was more impressive in the flesh. His intense presence drew her closer to him, and the rest of the party faded from view. His confidence was not surprising, but his relaxed charm was and it put her at ease.

She nodded. “Lucia Montgomery.”

He met her gaze. “My campaign manager seemed to think you go by Bella.”

Lucia gasped and shook her head. “Bella was a childhood nickname. It’s Lucia these days.”

“Bella suits you.”

“I was hoping I would have an opportunity to speak with you.”

He raised his eyebrows slightly, and she cringed at her forwardness. He didn’t need more adoration. She fiddled with the slim rope belt on her gown and smoothed the fabric down, trying to remember what she wanted to say to him.

His penetrating gaze sent a slow blush over her skin. “Do you have advice for me? It seems everyone in this room has an opinion on how I could win this race.”

Her mind went blank. “I don’t know if winning is possible.”

He looked at her intently. “Would you care to dance?”

Lucia straightened her spine. Why had she said that? Was it because she didn’t want to fall into the category of people wanting something from him? Or had his nearness elicited the truth from her?

He led her to the dance floor and she could feel his hand resting lightly on her lower back. The band was playing a love song and she realized she hadn’t even attempted her pitch for Isabel. She didn’t want to date Anderson Adams. She wanted to spark his curiosity in creating a documentary and tactfully mention her cousin. She had also wanted to appease her grandfather by being seen speaking with the candidate. But she had no intention of seeking a position in his campaign.

He gathered her into his embrace and she could feel her body respond to him. The evening was not going according to plan. She could barely string two words together and now she was dancing with him.

Her body stiffened and he said, “Relax. We can talk about the campaign later.”

She looked up into his eyes. “How did you know I wanted to talk about the campaign?”

He drew her slightly closer as they continued to dance. “There are very few secrets in politics. My campaign manager informed me that your grandfather mentioned that you are seeking a public relations position.”

She shook her head. “No, I’m not interested in working on your campaign, but I have an interesting idea for you.”

“Do you?” His face showed no expression.

She decided to go ahead and pitch her idea. “My cousin is an enormously talented filmmaker and I wondered if you had given any thought to recording your run for congress? Images of you campaigning could be used as a powerful marketing tool if done well.”

He smiled at her. “I agree. Maybe we could get together and discuss it further?”

Lucia nodded and allowed herself to let down her guard slightly and enjoy the dance. Anderson was agile and impressed her with his ability to dance. She stopped worrying about the intimacy of their embrace and let him lead her through a series of intricate moves.

After a second dance and then a third, she was slightly breathless and laughing at her inability to keep up with him. When the song ended, he said to her, “Let’s get a drink.”

She followed him to the bar and he ordered two glasses of Perrier with lime. Lucia cautioned herself not to be too taken with him. He was an expert at luring people in and impressing them. It didn’t hurt that he was a marvelous dancer.

He lifted his glass to her and said, “May that be the first of many dances.”




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susie Warren writes contemporary romance. Besides being an avid reader, she spends much of her free time crafting intense and complex stories about falling in love. When she is not writing, Susie works as an administrator in a small, independent school while caring for three teenagers and keeping tabs on her inventor husband. With the launching of her first book, The Forgotten Heiress, she has slowly begun to navigate the social media realm.
Susie loves to hear from readers and responds to each email and Facebook post. Please reach out to her via Facebook or Twitter @susiecwarren

For more information on her upcoming releases, new excerpts and other related postings, or to sign up for free promotions, please visit her website.




The first novel in The Rosa Legacy series, Ruthless Perfection, started with the idea of a traditional Italian mother who wanted her only daughter happily married. The mother, Carla Rosa Neri, along with her two sisters, Francesca and Marie, had emigrated from Italy as young girls and each went off to create a dynamic and successful family. 
Each of the sisters had an only daughter and they made sure the girls spent time together. They attended the same boarding school in the northeast and visited each other’s homes in the summer.




 


Carla Rosa married into the Neri family with a long history in the Carrara marble industry. Her daughter, Isabel Neri, being a filmmaker and wanting to honor her grandfather’s legacy, approaches a reclusive billionaire, Marc Santoro, to ask permission to produce a documentary about the life of a quarry worker. Ruthless Perfection is the story of how they fall in love.

Francesca Rosa married into the Berceto family with a long history in the jewelry making business. The Second novel in The Rosa Legacy series, The Exiled Jeweler, is about her daughter, Emelia, who went into seclusion after a scandal tore the family apart. Emelia is a talented jewelry designer who lived a sheltered life and was drawn into a passionate encounter with her family’s rival, Alexander Armati at a gala. Outside in the garden, photographs were taken on them and sold to the tabloid press. Her family was shocked and embarrassed and sent Emelia off to Florida. Four years later, she returns when her grandfather has a heart attack and her parents are deciding to sell the family business.





Marie Rosa married into the prominent Montgomery family, with a successful background in politics. Her only daughter, Lucia, is fascinated by politics and becomes a campaign aide. The opportunity to work on a senate campaign in Connecticut draws her into the middle of a scandal. Anderson Adams is a dark horse in the senate race yet convinces Lucia to play along with a strategy to save his campaign. The third novel in The Rosa Legacy series, The Convenient Wedding, is the story about how they reconcile their public image with their private life.




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