Friday, July 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, 2016 by Adria 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 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. 

Find A Perfumer's Secret on Amazon!

Friday, July 15, 2016

On Friday, July 15, 2016 by Adria 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.

Find Perfect Mayhem on Amazon!

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

Find Perfect Mishap on Amazon! 

"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. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by Adria in

What's another word for concierge/shrink/garbage collector/warden/adult daycare director? Apartment manager, of course! 

For Rent by Erin Huss is set for release August 8, but in the meantime, here's a sneak peek of what to expect from this hilarious novel. Check out the For Rent trailer!

Erin also is the author of novella For Hire, a prequel to For Rent.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by Adria in

Looking for a trip to Paris this summer? How about taking an uncommon one through the pages of The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns? The ebook is on sale through July 14th for $0.99.

Friendship, loss… and a tantalizing trip to Paris in this highly praised debut novel! 

Amy and Kat had a plan: A secret trip to Paris. Even Amy's husband wouldn't know about it. But when Amy loses Kat, the "friend of her heart," to cancer, she knows the plan, too, has disappeared forever. Or has it? 

Guided by memories of her friend and dissatisfaction with her own calorie-counting life in Phoenix, Amy sneaks off to Paris while her husband is away on a business trip. Once there, she's robbed, stalked, arrested and kidnapped (almost). Worse, she finds that her numerous issues have come right along with her. 

Through her adventures, laced with luscious descriptions of food and Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems. Grab a croissant and settle in for a decidedly non-touristy trip to the City of Light. 

Check out The Paris Effect on Amazon!

Monday, July 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, 2016 by Adria in

Love on the Rocks (with Salt) by Charlene Ross, about the hilarious and romantic adventures of a young woman in L.A., is free on Amazon today! But hurry -- this freebie lasts through July 13 only.

Always a bridesmaid but never the bride… 

Laney Delaney, a wedding dress designer, thought her fling with Andy in Cancun was more than that—until he admitted he had a fiancĂ©e. Brokenhearted, Laney returns to LA and deals with the demands of temperamental brides and their mothers while trying to forget Andy (whose image is in her mind every time she drinks a margarita). 

She meets Kyle, a young lawyer, who has just what it takes to heal her wounded heart. But when Kyle's marriage proposal never turns into an actual wedding, and he spends more and more time at the office, Laney's happiness sours. Enter a surprise encounter with Andy and an even worse surprise on her kitchen counter and what's a girl to do? 

Happy Reading!

Friday, July 8, 2016

On Friday, July 08, 2016 by Adria in

Let's take a trip to the land of country music! Check out this video by author Tina Ann Forkner, and get ready for this fairy tale romance, Nashville style...

Nashville by Heart is now available in ebook and paperback on Amazon. Happy reading!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

On Thursday, July 07, 2016 by Adria in

It's Christmas in July... Survival of the Christmas Spirit by Amazon UK best-selling author Aimee Horton is free on Amazon until July 9th!

“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! 

Find Dottie's adventures on Amazon!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

On Wednesday, July 06, 2016 by Adria in

To have a look at the cover of Bayou, Whispers from the Past, the latest book in Lauren Faulkenberry's Bayou Romance series, please follow us over to Traveling With T! And you'll also get to read an excerpt from the novel, set for release in October...

While you're waiting for the release of novel, check out the other books in the series. Perfect for your beach bag!
Back to Bayou Sabine
Bayou My Love

Each may be read as part of the series or as a standalone book.


On Wednesday, July 06, 2016 by Adria in

Guest List by Julie C. Gardner, a story of former best friends and the secret that tore them apart, is free on Amazon today through July 7th!

Four women, a 10-year reunion, one big secret... 

The invitation for her ten-year high school reunion sits in her inbox, but Corie cringes at the idea of actually going. She thinks back to the tragedy that took place back then, the friendship lost, the lives shattered. 

Her former best friend, Scarlet, now an attorney in San Francisco, also dreads the reunion. Still, she considers attending, considers facing Corie and all the memories she’s tried to block. But will she have the strength to go through with it—accompanied by the man she refuses to let get too close? 

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

On Tuesday, July 05, 2016 by Adria in

Nashville by Heart by award-winning author Tina Ann Forkner is now available in paperback and ebook!

A fairy tale romance, Nashville style! A small town girl, a chance at stardom… or a chance at love. Does she have to choose? 

Small town girl Gillian Heart moved to Nashville to get a record deal—not end up on some playboy's arm. That's why she tells herself she can't get too personal with sexy music agent, Will Adams. Will makes her heart flutter, but he's also broken plenty of hearts in this city. 

Will thinks Gillian has what it takes to make it in Nashville, but he can't help being wildly attracted to her in a way that has little to do with music. She inspires him to change his ways, but he's still wary about mixing business with pleasure. He did that once before and got burned. 

But neither Will nor Gillian can deny the spark between them. As things heat up, Gillian dares to imagine a life with Will—even though she knows he's not a forever kind of guy. And then Will makes a move—bringing back memories of the father who abandoned her—that makes her question him and her whole life in Nashville. 

Can Gillian get over the disappointments of the past and find her place in Nashville, and with Will? 

Find Nashville by Heart on Amazon!