Monday, August 5, 2013

From Avalon Books to Amazon's Montlake Romance

Some of my early books published by Avalon are now available on Kindle, thanks to the fact that Amazon bought them and added them to their Montlake Romance imprint. If you would like to read some squeaky clean romances that are appropriate for all ages, please take a look at these by clicking on the titles:

Lessons in Love

When famous New York City photographer Nathan Holloway comes to Hartsville, every female head turns at the thought of being a supermodel. But Nathan is only in town to take their pictures for the elementary school yearbook as a favor for his friend, Principal Ed Phillips.

Soon, he takes a close-up that sets his heart racing--that of schoolteacher Stephanie Mansfield. For as long as she can remember, she was the sweet but brainy girl in town, the one guys asked for help with homework, not for a date. But to Nathan she is a beautiful woman who teaches him to enjoy the simple pleasures of Hartsville with her down-home ways and love of the outdoors.

But with her promise to her grandmother to never leave town and his work calling him back to New York their future remains cloudy. Their growing love for each other gets harder to hide but are they ready for this kind of commitment and the compromises that will entail?

A New Image

With her new attitude, Amy Mitchell sets out on an adventure to discover what she wants to do with her life. She meets Zachary Harper while working a temporary job at a car show. The attraction between them is evident from the very beginning, despite how hard they try to squelch it. Their biggest obstacle is that they come from two different worlds: Zachary is from a long line of auto mechanics; and Amy comes from Nashville blueblood.

Is it possible that these total opposites can find some common ground? Or will the differences in their upbringing keep them apart? 

 A New Understanding

Patty O'Neill isn't your ordinary, run-of-the-mill auto mechanic. She's a beautiful, feminine, athletic woman who is highly skilled and specializes in repairing the engines of vintage automobiles. When Dr. Max Dillard comes to Clearview to run in the annual marathon race, he's the one who catches Patty in a fall that's the result of her lack of physical conditioning for the event. Business has been so good that she hasn't had time to train for the race.

Patty fights very hard to keep her distance from the first man she's ever thought she could fall in love with. If he didn't live so far away, it might be different, but she knows that the distance would provide more barriers than any relationship can survive. Can she resist the doctor's subtle charms?

A New Beginning

When Bethany Moore returns to her childhood home she is heartbroken to find that the old oak tree behind the house is gone. Reverend David Hadaway, the new owner of the house, makes no apologies for cutting down the tree because it was threatening the foundation.
Along with the loss of the house, the tree, and her grandmother's failing health, Bethany's world has been shaken to its core. But with David's patience and steadfast commitment to always doing the right thing, she realizes what's really important in life.

It finally takes being forced to make a major, life-altering decision before she can act on her heart's desires and accept true love.

Aloha Reunion

College senior Leilani is blind-sided by the emotional impact of Jeff Sorenson's arrival in Hawaii. Her physical attraction to him is evident from the moment he steps off the plane with his sister Betty, who has returned for a reunion of old school roommates.

Jeff has a history of being a ladies' man, so Leilani tries to guard her heart. But Jeff joins the group in a mudsliding adventure, and then he manages to get Leilani alone in the waves at Waikiki, where they're nearly an even match at bodysurfing. No matter how much she fights her feelings, she's unable to resist his charms, and when he sweeps her off her feet, she knows she can't stop herself from falling completely and totally in love with Jeff. 

There's only one problem: Jeff lives in Arizona and Leilani's future is in Hawaii.

Forever Aloha

Betty Sorenson, sister-in-law of Leilani from Aloha Reunion, returns to Hawaii by means of a job transfer. Betty's new boss Mark Diaz is a man who never seems satisfied with anything she does on the job. Since she can't seem to change him, she decides to do a good job and make the most of what she has, even if her boss is a sourpuss.

Mark's goal has never been to climb the corporate ladder, but he feels that he needs to meet his father's expectations. His position in the bank in Hawaii is a compromise - to satisfy his father's ambition for him and to put him close to the waves. He loves surfing, and he does it every chance he gets.

As these two are thrown together, both in and out of the office, she's intrigued by how different he is away from the bank, and she finds herself falling in love with him. He's attracted to everything about her. It is possible for these two to meet the challenges of their differences and find true love?

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