Thursday, August 25, 2016

On Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Adria J. Cimino in

"Chef Q has created a collection so exquisite and visually pleasing that even from my home kitchen in North Carolina I could imagine myself perched in a cafe in Paris." - Kristy Woodson Harvey, Design Chic

Happy launch day to CHEF Q IN PARIS: THE FALL COLLECTION, now available in ebook and paperback!

As fall arrives, let's change more than just our wardrobes—let's reinvent our cooking with seasonal products! Too difficult or time-consuming? Not with these tips and quick and easy recipes from chef Didier Quémener. Didier's cooking is all about seasonal ingredients (no strawberries on Didier's table in November). He grew up in the French countryside, picking fresh fruit and vegetables in his grandmother's garden and preparing flavorful meals at her side. Today, Didier brings that love for seasonal products to his guests and to you. As a result, your meals will be tastier, easier to make—and less expensive.

Is this a purely French cookbook? No! Didier, who's traveled throughout the U.S., Europe and China, is greatly influenced by his voyages, and his cuisine is the perfect reflection of this. So if you like cookbooks with a seasonal and international touch, you'll find this one especially delightful!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Adria J. Cimino in

Spend the late days of summer in Paris... for only $0.99! Amazon best-seller Paris, Rue des Martyrs by Adria J. Cimino is on sale today through Aug. 25.

Some encounters make a difference... Four strangers in Paris. Each one is on a quest: to uncover a family secret, to grasp a new chance at love, to repair mistakes of the past. Four stories entwine, four quests become one, as their paths cross amid the beauty, squalor, animation and desolation of a street in Paris, the rue des Martyrs. 

Rafael's search for his birth mother leads him to love and grim family secrets. Cecile's view of herself as an unsatisfied housewife is radically changed by the promise of a passionate liaison. Andre, an aging actor, troubled by the arrival of the son he abandoned years ago, must make a choice, to either lose his son forever or put aside pride and seek redemption. Mira travels to Paris to begin a new life and forget about love... or so she intends. 

Four strangers, four stories, one riveting novel. 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

On Tuesday, August 09, 2016 by Adria J. Cimino in

Chasing Chaos, a story of love, friendship and betrayal in glamorous, yet often vicious, Hollywood, is on sale for $0.99 on Amazon! Today through Aug. 11 only, so hurry! Read this novel as a standalone book or as part of Katie's riveting Entanglement Series...

 Daphne Saito, a beautiful and talented Hollywood screenwriter, might look like she has the perfect life, but on the inside she's lost. She's wandered from one meaningless relationship to the next, and now—just as she breaks up with her longtime boyfriend Dan—she meets someone new, someone she could fall in love with. But Daphne, still traumatized by an accident involving her best friend, Greta, five years earlier, is afraid to love. Harm has always come to those close to her. 

Over five life-changing days, Daphne lets her guard down and steps toward this new love. But trouble is never far behind. Dan, angry at Daphne's departure, has targeted an innocent young woman, someone close to Daphne's new love, as part of a plan for revenge. And an enigmatic woman from Daphne's past returns with a vendetta of her own. Danger is on the horizon for all of Daphne's friends—and for her. 

Tana French meets Donna Tartt in this tense, evocative love story. And fans of Lisa Scottoline's Betrayed will enjoy the strong female protagonists found in Pryal's novel. 

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Monday, August 8, 2016

On Monday, August 08, 2016 by Adria J. Cimino in

Laughter, romance and a sassy single mom... FOR RENT by Erin Huss is now available in ebook and paperback!

What’s another word for garbage collector/concierge/warden/shrink/Adult Daycare director? Apartment manager, of course!

When Cambria Clyne—a single mom down on her luck—gets the job as apartment manager at an L.A. apartment complex, she believes her life is turning around. But between having to talk to the retired couple in Apartment 22 about their loud bedroom “activities” and babysitting the owner’s man-child who lives in Apartment 40, Cambria realizes the job is nothing like she’d imagined. 

When crime takes over the community, Cambria adds “detective” to her list of duties, determined to find the criminals terrorizing the residents and threatening her job. Joining her efforts are rival Chase, the gorgeous not-so-handy maintenance man, and Tom, her one-time-love baby daddy. As the case unravels and tensions increase, Cambria finds that perhaps she’s been a naïve accomplice all along...

If you like the lovable in-over-their-heads heroines of Sophie Kinsella’s stories, with a little Janet Evanovich cozy mystery thrown in, you’ll love this hilarious look at the adventures of a feisty gal trying to keep her crazy job and find love. 

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Friday, July 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, 2016 by Adria J. Cimino in

At Velvet Morning Press, our authors love to use their writing to help causes near and dear to their hearts...

From today through July 31, Adria J. Cimino, author of A Perfumer's Secret is donating her royalties from ebook and paperback sales of the novel to one of her favorite causes: St. Francis Society Animal Rescue of Tampa, Fl.

St. Francis is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of homeless cats and dogs.

The stories of the cats above, clockwise starting with the black kitten:

-MacGyver was rescued from a construction site where he was found alone.
-St. Francis rescued Wunder from the local animal services shelter when she was put on the euthanasia list.
-Fireheart was found in a parking lot, probably thrown from a car.
-Found by a homeless man, Rusty was in very bad shape but is now doing better.

Your purchase of A Perfumer's Secret will help these and other beautiful cats at St. Francis Society Animal Rescue. Thank you and happy reading!

Monday, July 18, 2016

On Monday, July 18, 2016 by Adria J. Cimino in

Escape to the flower fields of Provence... A Perfumer's Secret by Adria J. Cimino is on sale for $0.99 on Amazon. But hurry! The sale is only through July 21st.

The quest for a stolen perfume formula awakens passion, rivalry and family secrets in the fragrant flower fields of the South of France... 

Perfumer Zoe Flore travels to Grasse, perfume capital of the world, to collect a formula: her inheritance from the family she never knew existed. The scent matches the one worn by her mother, who passed away when Zoe was a teenager. Zoe, competing to create a new fragrance for prestigious designer Cherone, believes this scent could win the contract—and lead her to the reason her mother fled Grasse for New York City. Before Zoe can discover the truth, the formula is stolen. Philippe Chevrefeuille, the enigmatic competitor who makes her heart race, is the only one who can help her find it. But Zoe is in no mood for romance, or at least that’s what she tries telling herself. 

Philippe knows that winning the Cherone fragrance contract is the way out of his mid-level perfumery job. And he has the ambition and ego to make it happen. Until Zoe enters the picture. In an instant, he’s under her spell and losing grip on his own creativity. If Philippe hopes to win, he must keep Zoe from finding the missing formula. But can he betray his own heart? 

The pursuit transforms into a journey of self-discovery as each struggles to understand the complexities of love, the force of pride and the meaning of family. 

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Friday, July 15, 2016

On Friday, July 15, 2016 by Adria J. Cimino in
Some of you might already know of The Survival Series, starring the well-meaning, yet in-over-her-head Dottie Harris. Well this hilarious series by British author Aimee Horton is getting a new name and a new look...

Introducing... The Perfect Disaster Series!

The only thing Dottie Harris loves more than her gin & tonic is her family. Most of the time. 

From her hapless-but-well-meaning husband to her two energetic bundles of joy, Dottie certainly has her hands full. And she's tired. So tired. 

With quips like "How do sleeping babies know the minute you sit down?" this modern-day diary will have you laughing—when you're not crying with empathy, that is! 

Dottie tells it like it is: the good, the bad, and the eternal piles of dirty laundry. 

If you're looking for chick lit packed with parenting humor, or simply want to know you're not the only one having trouble parenting newborns and toddlers, this book about the ups and downs of parenthood is for you! It's a motherhood manifesto, social media style! 

Previously published as Survival of the Ginnest.

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A hilarious and honest British mom's madcap adventures in suburbia, from Amazon UK bestselling author Aimee Horton! 

Dottie Harris has a knack for stumbling into chaotic situations, gin & tonic in hand. When Dottie and Henry Harris move to their new house, Dottie's only desire is to make friends in the neighbourhood. But Dottie, just home from delivering her third child, is struggling to adjust to village life. Recently promoted Henry travels a lot, and the neighbours aren't very welcoming (although that could be because when Dottie first met them, she had dyed her children green). 

So when Dottie accidentally hears her neighbours' conversations over her baby monitor, she can't help but use the sneaky information in her quest to build new friendships. 

Of course, eavesdropping never ends well, and when Dottie discovers that two of her neighbours are having an affair, she's horrified. Worse still, the locals are convinced she's the one who's doing the cheating. It's up to Dottie to clear her name and uncover (and expose) the real cheat—in her signature haphazard way! 

A humorous blend between chick lit and cozy mystery, this funny novel will have you laughing along with gin-drinking amateur sleuth Dottie! 

Previously published as Mothers Ruined

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"Cooking for nineteen people will be a cinch!" 

Ever-optimistic Dottie Harris is preparing for the biggest and best Christmas celebration ever, and nothing—not even unexpected guests or running out of gin—will get her down. 

But as always, things don't run smoothly for Dottie, and it's not long before her two energetic children, hapless husband and a nasty stomach bug wreak havoc on her carefully planned spreadsheets. 

Can Dottie throw the perfect family Christmas (without so much as a swig of gin to help her through) or will preparing for the festivities get the best of her? One thing's for sure: This will be a Christmas to remember! 

A humorous Christmas novella, perfect if you're looking for a funny read for the Christmas season, or want to get in the Christmas spirit. Or you can spread some Christmas cheer and give it as a Christmas gift! 

Previously published as Survival of the Christmas Spirit

Find Perfect Christmas on Amazon! 

We hope you'll enjoy the series and its new look! And as always, we're delighted to read your reviews on Amazon.