Sweet and Spicy Romance of Yesteryear
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As the Liquor Flows ~ Long Valley Press
Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed. And the day Evelyn Ford will never forget.
With the untimely death of her parents and the mysterious disappearance of her brother, bare cupboards force Evelyn to seek employment anywhere she can get it—even if that means becoming a bootlegger and illegally running hooch. Too bad her new boss ends up being none other than Don Vincent Giovanni, a Kingpin in city of New York. Thrown into the world of the mob, she finds herself drawn to Max Catalano, the only man she believes she can trust.
Unfortunately, the family’s Consigliere has secrets of his own. Secrets that could get him and those he’s protecting killed. The last thing he needs is a beautiful young woman messing with his well-laid plans—especially when her foolish choices get her entangled in the middle of the mafia crime wars.
Can he keep her safe? Or will both of their deceptions catch up with them in the end?
The Parking Space ~ Long Valley Press
Helen Wright is done with love. Left at the altar then stood up by a blind date, her only ‘significant other’ is her real estate career and her fat, orange tabby, Charlie. When her wealthiest client fires her then bad mouths her all over the city, Helen’s professional life becomes as pathetic as her love life. Her only consolation is a much-needed vacation to Bora Bora to attend a friend’s wedding.
Single again, veterinarian Rick Stark needs only three things: a new practice, a new city, and a new place to live. He’s desperate to move on from his cheating ex-fiancée. Tired of spending the night on a friend’s couch, he jumps at the opportunity to apply for the perfect job on the beautiful islands of Bora Bora. Upon meeting the shy and introverted Helen, he finds himself oddly determined to help her have fun instead of letting her hide in her overwater bungalow.
Can they both find love again? And if so, what are they supposed to do when her old flame pops back into the picture wanting to reignite the engagement he once ended?
Men. Either they want to love her or they want to kill her.
From the dirt and grime of her gold mines in Nevada to the fanciest hotel rooms on the streets of San Francisco, Ava De La Vega lives exactly how she desires: free of attachments and commitments. She enjoys her wealth, spending her money on fine wines, decadent meals, and the company of attractive young men that she tosses away by morning. Her only true love is gold, silver, and the ever sought-after copper.
Unfortunately, for Ava, she doesn’t see Craig coming.
A miner from the snowy Klondike, Craig Harrison now lives in a comfortable, lush apartment in the city. He isn’t looking for a job—especially one that could get him killed. However, the allure of complicated and beautiful Ava won’t allow him to say no to her.
When attacks by claim jumpers become a deadly problem rather than just an annoyance, Ava and Craig are forced to face the ultimate cost to protect her mines, her land, and even each other.