Tuesday, October 9, 2018

On Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

A Perfumer's Secret by Adria J. Cimino is on sale for only $0.99 today through Oct. 14 in the U.S. and the U.K.!

Passion, rivalry and family secrets in the South of France…

Zoe inherits a perfume scent that could be the key to revealing her mother’s long-lost family and hidden past. It also might give her the edge she needs to win a prestigious fragrance contract—and defeat her rival, a passionate Frenchman named Philippe, once and for all. But when the formula is mysteriously stolen, Zoe embarks on a life-changing quest to reclaim her legacy.

Set in the fragrant flower fields of Provence, the “wonderfully drawn cast of characters” (Anne Girard, author of Madame Picasso) in this “beautifully written” (Readers’ Favorite) saga will send you on a sweeping trek across the South of France.

Find A Perfumer's Secret on Amazon!


Monday, October 8, 2018

On Monday, October 08, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Now Available on Amazon

An emotionally compelling story about love, the lies we tell, and new beginnings. I couldn't put it down! - Robin Bielman, USA Today best-selling author


Ever-hopeful Lia thinks she’ll be with handsome, brooding Jake forever. Until one day he completely blindsides her and makes her question everything she knows… Lia Townsend is expecting a ring and a trip to Hawaii for her fifth wedding anniversary. Instead, her husband, Jake, walks out on her. Out of the blue. Devastated, Lia vows to win back Jake and the perfect life they shared.

Because it was perfect, wasn’t it?

But as Lia searches for the truth behind Jake’s departure, the cracks in the shiny varnish begin to show. And once she uncovers his secret, all that she once knew and believed in crumbles.

Lia’s eccentric mother, her best friend, and two vastly different men each pull her in new directions, and Lia attempts to push past the pain and start anew.

But Jake isn’t gone for good. When an accident rocks the lives of their best friends, Lia and Jake are thrown together. Will Lia choose to salvage her old life with the man who broke her heart – or was everything they shared an illusion?


Find Forgetting Ophelia by best-selling author Julie C. Gardner on Amazon!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

On Sunday, October 07, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Take a stroll through the City of Light! That's Paris: An Anthology of Life, Love and Sarcasm in the City of Light is on sale through Oct. 13 for $0.99. Offer available in the U.S. and the U.K.

That's Paris, a #1 Hot New Release in Essays & Travelogues, offers "a deep understanding of the enormous and beautiful complexity of Paris." - Global Living Magazine

If you've ever traveled to Paris or dreamed of setting foot on its cobblestone streets, you'll enjoy escaping into this collection of short fiction and nonfiction stories about France's famed capital. From culinary treats (and catastrophes) to swoon-worthy romantic encounters (and heartbreaking mishaps), this anthology takes you on a journey through one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Visit this cosmopolitan metropolis through the eyes of Parisians, Francophiles and travelers who fell in love with the city and still hold a piece of it in their hearts. That's Paris is a glimpse into living, loving and laughing in the City of Light.

So fasten your seat belts and prepare for landing – you'll be arriving soon in Paris through the pages of this humorous and heartwarming book!

Find That's Paris on Amazon!



Tuesday, October 2, 2018

On Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Perfect Mishap by Aimee Horton is on sale today through Oct. 7 for only $0.99. Offer available in the U.S. and U.K.!

When Dottie and her husband move to a tiny village, she's excited to make new friends. Especially since she’s been cooped up with her two young troublemaking children for what seems like years but has probably only been months? She can’t even tell anymore since she’s so sleep-deprived.

But when the neighbors uncover a scandalous incident, all fingers point to Dottie… Can she clear her name before her reputation is permanently ruined?

You'll be laughing right along with gin-drinking amateur sleuth Dottie in this delightfully funny romp!


Find Perfect Mishap on Amazon!



Monday, October 1, 2018

On Monday, October 01, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


The Whole Man by CF Rose, a steamy sports romance, is on sale today through Oct. 7 for only $0.99. Deal available in the U.S. and the U.K.


A second chance with my first love, sexy baseball player Jesse Walsh?

That’s not happening.

We made so many promises to each other over that one passionate weekend ten years ago. I was in college, and he was about to be called up to the Major Leagues. And then he walked out on me. Just like that.

I told myself: If I ever see him again – which I won’t – I’ll tell him off. I won’t settle for anything less than the whole man this time.

And now here he is, standing in front of me at the worst possible moment. Of course the memories come flooding back when I see those rock-hard abs, the brooding blue-green eyes… What’s he doing here in Orange County?

I should read him the riot act, but my body has something else in mind. It remembers his all too well. And by the way he’s looking at me, his remembers mine.

I slip away this time, but there’s a next. And a next. Suddenly he’s everywhere, undressing me with those penetrating eyes. When I give in, he leaves me wanting more after a steamy encounter on his living room floor.

The timing of this isn’t exactly ideal. I’m dealing with a new job and a bad situation with my creep of an ex-boyfriend. But Jesse seems serious this time, like he knows what he wants. Me.

And then I uncover a secret. A secret that could tear us apart forever…


Find The Whole Man on Amazon


Monday, September 24, 2018

On Monday, September 24, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Letters for Scarlet by best-selling author Julie C. Gardner is on sale for only $0.99 through Sept. 29th! This offer is available in the U.S. and the U.K.

If you've already read this compelling novel of friendship, secrets and love, consider recommending it to a friend.

What would you do if you received a letter from your past self? 

Sweet Corie and fiery Scarlet were best friends. Inseparable. Sisters of the heart. Until that one life-changing night they both wish they could take back…

Twenty-eight-year old Corie Harper embarks on an emotional journey after receiving a graduation letter she forgot she wrote. Although she spent a decade hiding her secrets, each page reminds her of the friendship she lost with her best friend, Scarlet, when her now-husband, Tucker, got between them.

Scarlet, who hasn’t seen Corie since, blazed her own path and left the past far behind. Or so she thinks. Pregnant with a baby she’s scared to have, Scarlet must decide if she wants to continue alone or find the courage to mend her broken friendship.

Can these former best friends overcome the betrayal that changed their lives?

Find Letters for Scarlet on Amazon!



Monday, September 3, 2018

On Monday, September 03, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Find Forgetting Ophelia on:



Ever-hopeful Lia thinks she’ll be with handsome, brooding Jake forever. Until one day he completely blindsides her and makes her question everything she knows… 


Lia Townsend is expecting a ring and a trip to Hawaii for her fifth wedding anniversary. Instead, her husband, Jake, walks out on her. Out of the blue. Devastated, Lia vows to win back Jake and the perfect life they shared.

Because it was perfect, wasn’t it?

But as Lia searches for the truth behind Jake’s departure, the cracks in the shiny varnish begin to show. And once she uncovers his secret, all that she once knew and believed in crumbles.

Lia’s eccentric mother, her best friend, and two vastly different men each pull her in new directions, and Lia attempts to push past the pain and start anew.

But Jake isn’t gone for good. When an accident rocks the lives of their best friends, Lia and Jake are thrown together. Will Lia choose to salvage her old life with the man who broke her heart – or was everything they shared an illusion?

Praise for Forgetting Ophelia:

An emotionally compelling story about love, the lies we tell, and new beginnings. I couldn't put it down! - Robin Bielman, USA Today best-selling author

Lia is a brave, human, and affectionate heroine who will inspire and charm readers. An engaging read! - K.S.R. Burns, best-selling author of The Paris Effect and Paris Ever After

Forgetting Ophelia is part of Julie C. Gardner's Friendship & Secrets series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but all have ties to the world of friendship and secrets rooted in Conejo Springs, California. Find the Friendship & Secrets books on Amazon.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

End your summer on a Parisian note! Paris, Rue des Martyrs is free on Amazon through Aug. 31.

The tranquil apartment building on Rue des Martyrs holds secrets, tumultuous relationships and strangers whose lives entwine in unexpected ways… Rafael Mendez arrives in Paris one rainy night looking for a trace of his birth mother. Instead, he finds himself tangled in a web of lies and facing startling discoveries about his family.

His path crosses with those of Cecile, Andre and Mira, who also are on life-changing quests: to uncover family secrets, to grasp a new chance at love and to repair mistakes of the past.

Will they help each other move forward, or will the truths they unravel leave them shattered forever?

"A riveting, what-happens-next read." - Lisa Barr, award-winning author of Fugitive Colors

Find Paris, Rue des Martyrs on Amazon!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


We love recommending books, not just from our own list at Velvet Morning Press, but from beyond as well. So here are our favorites, which we hope you'll add to your reading list.

And the good news is they're all on sale, from free to $2.99!



The Alabama setting and emotional journey drew us in to this book. Althea Bell's story begins with her mother's last words... What follows is a gripping exploration of family secrets and a discovery of the past. Can Althea save herself from her ancestors' disturbing history?

Find Burying the Honeysuckle Girls on Amazon for $1.99.



The tranquil apartment building on Rue des Martyrs holds secrets, tumultuous relationships and strangers whose lives entwine in unexpected ways… Rafael, Mira, Andre and Cecile are each on life-changing quests. Can they help each other, or will the truths they unravel destroy them? If you enjoy stories of how our lives connect with those around us, you'll enjoy this uncommon trip to Paris.

Find Paris, Rue des Martyrs on Amazon for free.




The third book in Adriana Trigiani's bestselling Big Stone Gap series continues the life story of Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney. It's the story of love, motherhood, marriage, and is told in Trigiani's lyrical style. The characters, as always, are unforgettable, and we enjoyed meeting some of our favorites once again.

Find Milk Glass Moon on Amazon for $1.99.



A handsome celebrity chef. A treacherous ex. Can Verena Valent survive the biggest break of her career, or will it break her? Jan Moran brings us the glamour of California, and a touch of beautiful Paris, in this book of romance, friendship and family ties.

Find Flawless on Amazon for free. 



Alice Edevane's family abandons their lakeside estate in Cornwall after their youngest child disappears. Years later, young detective Sadie Sparrow discovers the ruins and has a closer look... A series of events bring her and Alice together, uncovering a shocking past. A book that kept us reading late into the night!

Find The Lake House on Amazon for $2.99.



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Paris Ever After by best-selling author K.S.R. Burns is now available in audiobook format!

Produced by Tantor Audio and narrated by the talented Elise Arsenault, the book tells the story of Amy, who sneaks off to Paris for the trip of a lifetime. We initially met Amy in The Paris Effect. The Paris Effect and Paris Ever After can be read/listened to alone or as a set.

Can Amy’s rocky start in Paris turn into a happy ever after? 

Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastries whenever she wants, reinventing her life is much harder than she imagined.

Then on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpected visitors leave her wondering if she will soon be saying au revoir to Paris and the new life she’s struggled to build. Her estranged husband, Will, shows up—but is he interested in reconciliation or separation? And a young woman who arrives on Amy’s doorstep unleashes chaos that could push Amy out into the street.

Amid secrets and surprises, set in enchanting gardens, cozy cafés, and glittering Parisian streets, Amy must choose between two very different worlds. And each has a claim on her heart.

As Amy’s Parisian dream starts to fall apart, she must decide: return to the stability of Will and Phoenix (if that’s even still an option) or forge her way forward in Paris?

Find Paris Ever After on Amazon!



Monday, August 6, 2018

On Monday, August 06, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Letters for Scarlet by best-selling author Julie C. Gardner is now available in audiobook format, thanks to Tantor Audio! The book is read by the award-winning Melissa Moran, who has narrated more than seventy audiobooks.

What would you do if you received a letter from your past self? Sweet Corie and fiery Scarlet were best friends. Inseparable. Sisters of the heart. Until that one life-changing night they both wish they could take back…

Twenty-eight-year old Corie Harper embarks on an emotional journey after receiving a graduation letter she forgot she wrote. Although she spent a decade hiding her secrets, each page reminds her of the friendship she lost with her best friend, Scarlet, when her now-husband, Tucker, got between them.

Scarlet, who hasn’t seen Corie since, blazed her own path and left the past far behind. Or so she thinks. Pregnant with a baby she’s scared to have, Scarlet must decide if she wants to continue alone or find the courage to mend her broken friendship.

Can these former best friends overcome the betrayal that changed their lives?

Find Letters for Scarlet on Amazon! 


Monday, July 30, 2018

On Monday, July 30, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Summer wouldn't be summer without the pool... and a romantic read! Whether you enjoy steamy, sweet, comedy or anything else that involves L-O-V-E, we've got a recommendation you'll enjoy! 



You'll love sassy Laney Delaney, the charming far-from-perfect heroine of this story that will have you laughing, commiserating and cheering for a happy ever after. (The book was previously titled Frosted Cowboy, named after a drink Laney orders at a bar when she locks eyes with sexy screenwriter Tom.) If you like feel-good books, this one is for you.

Find Another Shot at Love on Amazon.




Books by Robin Bielman always are a delightful escape, making them ideal for your summer reading. In this one, part of the Kisses in the Sand series, Olivia blurts out that she and her best friend Danny are engaged and expecting a baby. But what happens when an agreement between friends starts to look more and more like the real deal?

Find The Best Friend Bargain on Amazon.



A second-chance romance set in steamy L.A. Add a sexy baseball player and a spunky heroine and you've got the elements of a great summer read. When Evan runs into baseball player Jesse a decade after he walked out on her, sparks fly. But a dark family secret threatens to put their second chance in jeopardy...

Find The Whole Man on Amazon.



Inglath Cooper knows how to write stories that touch our hearts. You'll love this one, about Ren and Lizzy discovering each other and rediscovering themselves in beautiful Tuscany. Two people with seemingly nothing in common. One life-changing month.

Find That Month in Tuscany on Amazon. 


Friday, July 27, 2018

On Friday, July 27, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

A beach bag isn't a beach bag without a good romantic comedy inside! And we've got the perfect book for you.

Check out this excerpt from Another Shot at Love by Charlene Ross (previously published as Frosted Cowboy)...

I study the drink menu as if my life depends on it. And I guess in a way it does. It’s time to shake things up. I will not be drinking my usual margarita or cosmo tonight.

“I’ll have a Frosted Cowboy,” I tell the bartender as I look around the bar at this supposed Hollywood hot spot and wonder what the hell I’m doing here. Every woman in the room is wearing some kind of cowboy getup and bright red lipstick à la the newest Katy Perry video featuring her incredibly sexy rodeo-star boyfriend-of-the-week.  And the men, sans lipstick, don’t look much different. 

“What’s in this thing?” I ask the bartender. 

“Can’t be giving away all my secrets.” He winks.

I bet he goes home with a different girl every night. Maybe tonight, it could be me. Oh God, what am I doing here? I’ve never gone home with a guy at a bar in my life. And where is Natalie? She’s late, and I’m already starting to feel a buzz from my new favorite drink. I should have tagged along to her work dinner instead of meeting her here.

I hope I don’t look too stupid in these satin pants and a western shirt. And this ridiculous cowboy hat has already ruined my hair for the night. 

“Everybody will be wearing a hat at this place,” Natalie said when we went shopping. “You’ll totally stand out if you’re not.” 

I thought standing out was a good thing. 

“Don’t you think I’m a little old for this fake cowboy gear?” I asked her when I looked in the dressing room mirror.

“No way!” Natalie said. “You look hot. Thirties are the new twenties.” 

Sigh. So here I sit amongst super-hip, ultra-skinny, beautiful people; a thirty-two-year-old Katy Perry wannabe, waiting for my fabulous single friend. If I had known the bar scene was going to be like this, I might have forgiven Kyle. Of course it’s pretty hard to get over walking in on your fiancé and a slutty paralegal from his office in the discovery phase. On the kitchen counter. I couldn’t picture myself chopping vegetables there again. But honestly, spraying the counter with a little bleach and pretending I’d never witnessed him inserting his brief into her filing cabinet might be preferable to hanging out in hipster cowboy bars every Saturday night. 

I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror behind the bar. Under this stupid hat, I have mousy brown hair I’ve been disguising as strawberry-blonde for as long as I can remember. My hairdresser has been trying to convince me for years to ditch my just-past-the-shoulders style, but being a creature of habit, I find that if something works, you stick with it. 

The lids of my light-green eyes are caked in glittery eye shadow, and for once, my nose, which is small and turns up a bit, isn’t shiny. I rarely wear lipstick even though my full lips are probably my best feature, but tonight they’re glossy and pink.

I’m relatively thin, but I don’t have that great of a figure. Broad shoulders, small boobs, and an ass that could give Kim Kardashian a run for her money. Fortunately, I was blessed with a small waist and flat stomach, a bit of an hourglass shape. A pear-shaped hourglass anyway.

My hot bartender boyfriend slides over another Frosted Cowboy and points toward the end of the bar. “From the guy in the cowboy hat.” 
They’re all wearing cowboy hats. 

“That guy?” I ask hopefully, pointing to the hottie at the end of the bar. “The one with the light blue shirt with pearl snaps?”

“Nope,” the bartender tells me. “The one with the big Smith & Wesson belt buckle standing next to him.” 

I look down the bar to spot my benefactor. Ugh. It figures. 

He strolls over to me. “Looked like you needed a fresh drink,” he says. 

“Thanks, but I was getting ready to leave.” 

“But I saw you walk in,” he says. “You just got here.” 

Oh great, a stalker. 

“My friend’s late. I’m not into hanging out alone until she gets here.” 

As soon as the words leave my mouth I realize my rookie mistake. 

“Why don’t you hang out with us until she gets here?” 

Mr. Pearl Snaps smiles and raises his glass. 

Well, well, well. Maybe I will stay. But I need to figure out a way to lose Mr. Smith & Wesson. Pretty tricky considering I’ve been out of the game for seven years, but I’m always up for a challenge.

“Thanks,” I say, picking up my Frosted Cowboy. “Why not?”

“Hi,” I say to Mr. Pearl Snaps. 

“Hi yourself,” he shoots back. Wow! This guy is even better looking up close. He looks exactly like Chris Pine. Except with darker hair and brown eyes. “I’m Tom, and I see you’ve already met Bill. What’s your name?”

I shake my head and realize I’m staring. “Sorry. For a minute you kind of looked like someone else.”

“I know. I look just like Chris Pine but with brown eyes. I get that all the time.”
Did he say, I look just like Chris Pine?! Ha! What an ego! Is this what single guys are like these days?

“That’s quite a coincidence,” I say. “People are always telling me I look just like that chick who was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition this year. We both have green eyes, and we are both women. Of course I’m not an emaciated lollipop with a boob job, and we have different color hair, but other than that…” 

“Touché,” Tom says to me, tipping his hat. 

“Zing. She got you there, buddy,” Bill says. “I’m gonna like hanging out with you.” 

“I haven’t decided if you guys get to or not.”

Tom looks at me with those deep brown eyes and says, “You’re feisty. I like that.” 

Oh my God. Tom may have quite the ego, but he is so sexy. Feisty. No one has ever called me feisty before. I was just trying to be funny. I don’t know if I can keep all this feistiness up. 

Find Another Shot at Love on Amazon.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

On Thursday, July 26, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

What are you reading this summer? We love books that transport us to one of our favorite places: France. Paris, of course, as well as all of the other lovely spots around the country.

Here are our favorites, from Velvet Morning Press and beyond!




If you don't have enough time between trips to the pool for a long, intense read, you'll love these short stories, all set in the City of Light. From culinary treats (and catastrophes) to swoon-worthy romantic encounters (and heartbreaking mishaps), this anthology takes you on a journey through one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Find That's Paris on Amazon.




Winner of the 2015 Confidentielles Romantic Comedy prize! Chloe is the perfect Parisian: She's too skinny and smokes and drinks to much. Her friend Constance is a hopeless romantic. What happens when the two young women make a bet to change? Will they fulfill their dreams? Will they find love? A fun trip through love and friendship, from Paris to Bordeaux. 

Find I Don't Really Need You on Amazon.



Now optioned for film and TV by Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment! Follow Amy on this enchanting trip to Paris. But shh... she hasn't told a soul about the trip. Not even her husband. Through adventures laced with luscious food and a glimpse into an unexpected side of Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love, and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems.

Find The Paris Effect on Amazon.



We love these second-chance love stories... and the best part about this one is that it's real! At 40, down-and-out Samantha knows that jetting off to France to reconnect with a man that she only knew for one sun-drenched, passion-filled day is crazy. But it's the kind of crazy she's been waiting for her whole life.

Find Seven Letters from Paris on Amazon.



Spend summer in beautiful Provence in this story of love, unexpected friendships and perfume. Zoe inherits a perfume scent that could be the key to revealing her mother’s long-lost family and hidden past. But when the formula is mysteriously stolen, Zoe embarks on a life-changing quest to reclaim her legacy.

Find A Perfumer's Secret on Amazon.



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Forgetting Ophelia, the third book in Julie C. Gardner's Friendship & Secrets series. Each book can be read as a standalone. 

Ever-hopeful Lia thinks she’ll be with handsome, brooding Jake forever. Until one day he completely blindsides her and makes her question everything she knows…

Lia Townsend is expecting a ring and a trip to Hawaii for her fifth wedding anniversary. Instead, her husband, Jake, walks out on her. Out of the blue. Devastated, Lia vows to win back Jake and the perfect life they shared.
Because it was perfect, wasn’t it?
But as Lia searches for the truth behind Jake’s departure, the cracks in the shiny varnish begin to show. And once she uncovers his secret, all that she once knew and believed in crumbles.
Lia’s eccentric mother, her best friend, and two vastly different men each pull her in new directions, and Lia attempts to push past the pain and start anew.
But Jake isn’t gone for good. When an accident rocks the lives of their best friends, Lia and Jake are thrown together. Will Lia choose to salvage her old life with the man who broke her heart – or was everything they shared an illusion?

Forgetting Ophelia is set for release in paperback and ebook formats on October 8th. In the meantime, discover the tangled friendships and deep-rooted secrets of Conejo Springs in the other titles in the Friendship & Secrets series.


Friday, July 20, 2018

On Friday, July 20, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Friends in Portugal: Best-seller The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns is now available in Portuguese through 20/20 Editora.

Here's the description in Portuguese:

Se quisesse fugir de tudo... escolheria Paris?

Amy e Kat tinham um plano: uma viagem secreta a Paris. Ninguém saberia, nem mesmo o marido de Amy. Até que Kat perde a batalha contra o cancro e o sonho chega ao fim.

Nas suas últimas palavras, Kat incentiva a amiga a fazer a viagem. Mas Amy nunca quebrou as regras, tanto na vida como à mesa - e fugir para Paris implicaria mentir ao marido e render-se a comida terrivelmente pecaminosa.

Guiada pela coragem de Kat, Amy aventura-se. Com um guarda-roupa tipicamente parisiense e muitas dúvidas, ela vai à procura de respostas para a sua vida nos cenários maravilhosos e na gastronomia da Cidade Luz.

Ao aprender que na amizade e no amor nem tudo é o que parece, ela conhece uma Paris diferente, fora dos itinerários turísticos, mas que poderá ser aquilo de que tanto precisa.

Check out the novel at retailers throughout the country!


Monday, July 2, 2018

On Monday, July 02, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in ,


A hilarious story about motherhood in Paris, where not all kids are well-behaved…

Check out the trailer for this best-selling memoir!

Praise for Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer:

 "I had to wipe tears from my eyes from laughing so hard."
- Pretty Little Book Reviews

"Vicki charms us with her wit and humor about life in Paris."
- Michelle R. Oeltjen, author of Love, Lies & Lessons Learned

Find the book on Amazon!

Monday, June 25, 2018

On Monday, June 25, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Step into the romance and mystery of Provence, for only $0.99! A Perfumer's Secret by Adria J. Cimino is on sale today through June 30 on Amazon.

Praise for A Perfumer's Secret:

Filled with the vivid sites and scents of alluring Provence, Ms. Cimino delivers an intriguing story of love, family ties... and French perfume. -- Diane Haeger, best-selling author

A beautifully descriptive journey into a perfumer's world where lush French scenery, long-held family secrets, irresistible romance, and magnificent scents are brought to life on the page by this talented author. -- Juliette Sobanet, best-selling author of Meet Me in Paris

I loved A Perfumer's Secret. How could I not? From the first line, I was caught up in it and unable to put it down. -- Cathy Lamb, author of My Very Best Friend

Find A Perfumer's Secret on Amazon!



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Check out the book trailer for fun and sassy romantic comedy Frosted Cowboy by Charlene Ross! And great news: Frosted Cowboy is on sale through June 23 for only 99 cents.

Praise for Frosted Cowboy:

Ross's romantic women's fiction debut is a sweet, funny tale of a woman's gradual self-discovery..." - Publishers Weekly

A smart, sassy, hilarious debut novel, and Charlene Ross is a writer to watch!" 
- Claire Cook, New York Times bestselling author of Must Love Dogs

From lovable characters to real life emotions and awkward situations, Ross masterfully gives her readers the perfect escape from life's monotonous treadmill. - 5 stars from Francine Zane for Readers' Favorite

Find the book on Amazon!



Monday, June 18, 2018

On Monday, June 18, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Frosted Cowboy, a hilarious and romantic feel-good read that is perfect for your beach bag, is on sale for $0.99 through June 23! Check out the book that Publishers Weekly and New York Times best-selling authors have raved about...


Ross's romantic women's fiction debut is a sweet, funny tale of a woman's gradual self-discovery... - Publishers Weekly

Frosted Cowboy is a smart, sassy, hilarious debut novel, and Charlene Ross is a writer to watch! - Claire Cook, New York Times bestselling author of Must Love Dogs

From lovable characters to real life emotions and awkward situations, Ross masterfully gives her readers the perfect escape from life's monotonous treadmill. - 5 stars from Francine Zane for Readers' Favorite


Find Frosted Cowboy on Amazon!








Monday, June 11, 2018

On Monday, June 11, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino


Sassy twentysomething American Vicki moves to Paris looking for love, wine and croissants -- but nothing goes exactly as planned!

Check out the trailer for this hilarious memoir!

Praise for Confessions of a Paris Party Girl:

Each tale is laugh-out-loud funny.
- Pretty Little Book Reviews

Couldn't put this book down, too many parts had me LOL. I felt like I was there in Paris with Vicki.
- Michelle R. Oeltjen, author of Love, Lies & Lessons Learned

Find Confessions of a Paris Party Girl on Amazon.

Friday, June 8, 2018

On Friday, June 08, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Looking for a novel with strong women characters that will inspire you? Check out Paris Jungle by Adria J. Cimino. You'll love this story of friendship, love and a woman's fight against workplace discrimination. 

“An insider's look inside the messy world of high finance—a kind of Devil Wears Prada for international investment firms—Paris Jungle also delivers a poignant modern love story set in Paris. What's not to love?” – Award-winning author Amy Impellizzeri

Wanda Julienne is living the dream in Paris. Until the sexual harassment starts… Wanda has it all – the perfect job, a passionate romance, and a lust for life. But when she returns to work from maternity leave, her world is turned upside down. Suddenly, everything she does is wrong, at least in the eyes of her bully of a boss. She’s blamed for things she didn’t do and is set up to take a very big fall. Add in a dose of unwanted sexual advances, and Wanda, who can't afford to lose her job, is trapped watching her dream life crumble around her.

To make matters worse, the problems at work spill over to her personal life as she pushes away her lover and her friends, and barely has time for her newborn baby.

Can Wanda survive the cut-throat world of finance and reconnect with the ones she loves to find her happy ever after in Paris?

Find Paris Jungle on Amazon! 

(Previously published as The Creepshow.)


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Audiobook fans, you'll soon be able to listen to our new release Paris Ever After! Tantor Audio has purchased audio rights to the book by best-selling author K.S.R. Burns.

We are delighted to be working once again with Tantor, whose catalog includes Man Booker, Pulitzer, and National Book Award winners, as well as countless New York Times best sellers. Tantor has produced Velvet Morning Press titles The Paris Effect, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and A Perfumer's Secret as audiobooks, and recently bought audio rights to Letters for Scarlet.

Stay tuned for details on the Paris Ever After audiobook. In the meantime, you can find the ebook and paperback versions on Amazon


Friday, May 11, 2018

On Friday, May 11, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

We're delighted to announce that Letters for Scarlet by best-selling author Julie C. Gardner will soon be available in audiobook format. Tantor Audio has acquired audiobook rights to this touching story of friendship and second chances.

Tantor's catalog includes Man Booker, Pulitzer, and National Book Award winners, as well as countless New York Times best sellers. Tantor has produced Velvet Morning Press titles The Paris Effect, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and A Perfumer's Secret as audiobooks as well.

Stay tuned for more news on the Letters for Scarlet audiobook.

In the meantime, find Letters for Scarlet on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats!


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

On Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Passion, rivalry and family secrets in the South of France. Watch the trailer for A Perfumer's Secret and step into Provence...

Praise for A Perfumer's Secret:

A beautifully descriptive journey into a perfumer's world. -- Juliette Sobanet, best-selling author of Meet Me in Paris

I loved A Perfumer's Secret. How could I not? From the first line, I was caught up in it and unable to put it down. -- Cathy Lamb, author of My Very Best Friend

... a talented writer who brings a beautifully written plot to readers. -- Readers' Favorite Book Reviews (5 Stars)

Find A Perfumer's Secret on Amazon!


Monday, May 7, 2018

On Monday, May 07, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


What would you do if you received a letter from your past self? Can former best friends overcome the betrayal that changed their lives?

Watch the trailer for this touching story of friendship and second chances.

Praise for Letters for Scarlet:

An engaging, not-to-miss debut with characters that stayed with me long after I finished reading. 
- Robin Bielman, USA Today bestselling author

This fine debut novel convincingly explores the ties of love and friendship at the breaking point. 
- L. Gott, The Fictional 100

The storyline grabs you from the minute you start reading and doesn't let you go until the very end. This book hit me like a ton of bricks and I enjoyed every. single. second. 
- Pretty Little Book Reviews

Find Letters for Scarlet on Amazon!



Friday, May 4, 2018

On Friday, May 04, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Mother's Day in the U.S. is on May 13, so you've got a little more than a week to finish your shopping (or give your kids a hint about what you would like to find wrapped in pretty paper that day).

Barnes & Noble has made it easy for everyone with this post recommending the perfect books for the occasion. We're delighted to see our novel The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns made it onto the list!

Check out Barnes & Noble's recommendations!




Tuesday, May 1, 2018

On Tuesday, May 01, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Happy release day to Paris Ever After by best-selling author K.S.R. Burns! Follow the unforgettable Amy, who swapped her humdrum life in Phoenix for an adventure in Paris, and you'll find yourself transported to the city of light.

Praise for Paris Ever After:

"Magnifique! The surprise-filled narrative is smart, wry and poignant. Five stars!" - Patricia Sands, author of the best-selling Love in Provence series

"Paris Ever After reads like your girlfriend is telling you her story over cocktails. You lean in the whole time and say, 'No way! Then what?'" – Lisa Anselmo, author of My (Part-Time) Paris Life

"A roller coaster of a ride, Burns’s Paris Ever After takes us on a fast-paced adventure, the plot plunging through the streets of Paris and right into the hearts of its beautifully flawed characters." -- Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris and How to Make a French Family

Amy traded a stale life and crumbling marriage back in Phoenix for adventure in Paris. She conquered her lifelong obsession with food and learned to enjoy a good croissant. Then, on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpected visitors leave her wondering if she will soon be saying au revoir to the City of Light and the new life she struggled to build. Her estranged husband, Will, shows up—but is he interested in reconciliation or separation? And a young woman who arrives on Amy’s doorstep unleashes chaos that could push Amy out into the street. Amid secrets and surprises, set in enchanting gardens, cozy cafés, and glittering Parisian streets, Amy must choose between two very different worlds. And each has a claim on her heart.

Find Paris Ever After on Amazon!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in ,


Looking for a quick trip to Paris? Check out the trailer for best seller The Paris Effect. And even more good news: The ebook is on sale for only $0.99 through April 28.

Praise for The Paris Effect:

A lovely ode to Paris, friendship, spontaneity and forks--both on the plate and in the road. - Kirkus Reviews

This adventure is replete with delectable food, poignancy, humor, dark secrets and portents of illumination. - Bellingham Herald

An addictive read that will keep readers guessing on every single page. -- Readers' Favorite

Find The Paris Effect on Amazon


Monday, April 23, 2018

On Monday, April 23, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Paris is always a good idea... and right now, it's a perfectly good deal! The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns is on sale for $0.99 through April 28. The offer is available in the U.S. and U.K.

(You might have heard our latest news about this novel, which has garnered more than 150 five star reviews on Amazon... It recently was optioned for TV and film!)

If you haven't yet met Amy, who leaves behind her humdrum life and sneaks off to Paris, now is the right time to delve into her adventures.

Praise for the novel:

"... a can't-put-down-book... never stops being an absorbing adventure--not until the gratifying final moments... A lovely ode to Paris, friendship, spontaneity and forks--both on the plate and in the road." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The story is about food and obsession--but it's also about Amy's discovery of her self outside of food, love, and life's slings and arrows... [an] unusual blend of a fictional story, a feisty, believable protagonist's journeys, and the underlying purpose and realities of dieting and weight loss that all combine to make for a fun, vigorous read." -- Midwest Book Review

"Discover a Paris that few casual tourists see--not the romantic Woody Allen Paris but a multinational, multilingual Paris of street hustlers, puddles of pee, diesel fumes..." -- Paris Voice

Find The Paris Effect on Amazon!



Sunday, April 22, 2018

On Sunday, April 22, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

Looking for a quick weekend read?

Guest List, a novella by Julie C. Gardner, is free today through April 26 on Amazon!

The invitations for their ten-year high school reunion have arrived. But not everyone is looking forward to the event…

Corie cringes at the idea of going to the Conejo High School reunion. No longer the sweet and innocent girl her friends knew, she dreads facing them, knowing she’s hiding more secrets than she can count.

Fiery Scarlet, formerly Corie’s best friend, is now a high-powered attorney who has all but left the little town of Conejo Springs behind. She’s managed to block the memories for this long… but is it time to reconsider?

Renata’s self-confidence is still as low as it was in high school, despite continually working out and desperately trying not to worry about what people think of her. Will she have the courage to face the crowd of girls whose approval she never stopped seeking?

And sassy Kate is organizing the whole thing, even though she graduated in the class before them. What’s up her sleeve?

The high school reunion could be a smash hit or a total disaster. It all depends on who shows up.


Find Guest List on Amazon!



Friday, April 20, 2018

On Friday, April 20, 2018 by Vicki Lesage in


We're so excited about the release of Paris Ever After by K.S.R. Burns... and now you can get a sneak peek! Check out the book trailer and follow us to Paris!

Praise for Paris Ever After:

Magnifique! Fall in love with Amy as she stumbles through her new life in Paris, gradually learning what means the most in her unscripted world. ... You won't want to put it down. Five stars!
- Patricia Sands, author of the best-selling Love in Provence series

Once you begin, it’s difficult to stop. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you reading into the night. 
- Janice MacLeod, author of New York Times best sellers Paris Letters and A Paris Year

Paris Ever After reads like your girlfriend is telling you her story over cocktails. You lean in the whole time and say, 'No way! Then what?' 
- Lisa Anselmo, author of My (Part-Time) Paris Life

Full of wit and humor, this novel is unputdownable! 
- Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris and How to Make a French Family

Find Paris Ever After on Amazon!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in



Spring is here, and we decided it was time to give our romance titles a new wardrobe. Or so to speak. The Whole Man by CF Rose, a steamy sports romance, and Nashville by Heart by Tina Ann Forkner, a sweet romance, have new covers -- but the wonderful stories inside haven't changed a bit. Add them to your reading list this spring!



A second chance with my first love, sexy baseball player Jesse Walsh?

That’s not happening.

We made so many promises to each other over that one passionate weekend ten years ago. I was in college, and he was about to be called up to the Major Leagues. And then he walked out on me. Just like that.

I told myself: If I ever see him again – which I won’t – I’ll tell him off.

And now here he is, standing in front of me at the worst possible moment. Of course the memories come flooding back when I see those rock-hard abs, the brooding blue-green eyes… What’s he doing here in Orange County?

I should read him the riot act, but my body has something else in mind. It remembers his all too well. And by the way he’s looking at me, his remembers mine.

I slip away this time, but there’s a next. And a next. Suddenly he’s everywhere, undressing me with those penetrating eyes. When I give in, he leaves me wanting more after a steamy encounter on his living room floor.

The timing of this isn’t exactly ideal. I’m dealing with a new job and a bad situation with my creep of an ex-boyfriend. But Jesse seems serious this time, like he knows what he wants. Me.

And then I uncover a secret. A secret that could tear us apart forever…

Find The Whole Man on Amazon!



A happily ever after romance, Nashville style… 

Small-town girl Gillian Heart moved to Nashville to get a record deal, not end up on some playboy's arm. She knows she shouldn’t get too personal with music agent Will Adams, who has broken plenty of hearts in this city. But Will is different around her, and neither of them can deny the spark.

As the spark turns to love and Gillian’s career starts to take off, she believes her Nashville dream is finally coming true. Until Will makes a move that brings back memories of the father who abandoned her and puts all she’s built in jeopardy.

Can Gillian learn to trust Will—and herself—and let her country music dream take flight? Or will the comfort of life in her hometown pull her back?

Find Nashville by Heart on Amazon!



Monday, April 2, 2018

On Monday, April 02, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

If you haven't yet read, or listened to, The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns, now is the time! The sequel Paris Ever After is set for release in ebook and paperback formats May 1st. (Both books also can be read as standalone novels.)

This month, we're giving away a copy of The Paris Effect in audiobook format. Good luck and happy listening!

Friendship, loss, and a tantalizing trip to Paris…
"Discover a Paris that few casual tourists see" (Paris Voice) in this highly praised #1 Amazon Best Seller in Women's Fiction. "A can't-put-down… absorbing adventure" (Kirkus Reviews).

When Amy loses her best friend, Kat, to cancer, she thinks their dream of a secret trip to Paris will never come true. Yet Kat’s last words urge her to embark on the Paris trip alone and leave her stale life in Phoenix behind.

Guided by Kat’s bold voice, Amy takes the plunge and sneaks off to Paris without telling a soul – not even her husband. However, despite finally being in the City of Light, she finds that her problems 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. Will Amy choose the life she’s discovered in Paris or decide to revive the one she left behind?


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Monday, March 12, 2018

On Monday, March 12, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in ,

We are delighted to announce that best seller The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns has been optioned for film and TV by Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment, one of the industry’s most respected independent production companies.

Robert A. Papazian, an Emmy Award winner for his critically acclaimed production of NBC’s Inherit the Wind, is recognized as one of Hollywood’s most successful and creative television producers. James G. Hirsch has been the executive producer, producer or writer of more than forty television movies, series and miniseries.

The producers sent these lovely flowers to K.S.R. Burns to celebrate!

The Paris Effect is the story of Amy, who escapes her humdrum life in Phoenix and takes a secret trip to Paris. Find the novel in paperback, ebook and audiobook on Amazon! And if you've already read the book, check out the standalone sequel, Paris Ever After.

See you at the movies!



Monday, March 5, 2018

On Monday, March 05, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


To keep you in a French mood until our release of Paris Ever After by K.S.R. Burns (May 1st), we are giving away an audiobook set in beautiful Provence.

Win an Audiobook of A PERFUMER'S SECRET!

Passion, rivalry and family secrets in the South of France. "An intriguing story." (Anne Girard, author of Madame Picasso)

Zoe inherits a perfume scent that could be the key to understanding her mother’s long-lost family and hidden past. It could also help her win a prestigious fragrance contract—and defeat her passionate rival, Philippe, once and for all.

But when the formula is mysteriously stolen, she must embark on a life-changing quest to retrieve it. Set in the fragrant flower fields of Provence, this “beautifully written” (Readers’ Favorite) tale will send you on a stunningly “descriptive journey into a perfumer’s world” (best-selling author Juliette Sobanet).

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Monday, February 12, 2018

On Monday, February 12, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


We are in a French kind of mood as we approach the May 1st launch of novel Paris Ever After by K.S.R. Burns. To celebrate, we are giving away a French-themed audiobook once a month from now through April!

Win CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS PARTY GIRL in Audiobook format!

"An entertaining inside look at what it's like to be a 20-something American girl in the city of love." - Global Living Magazine

When newly-single party girl Vicki moves to Paris, she hopes to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proves to be much more difficile than she imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamelessly honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.

Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will French bureaucracy ever cut her a break?


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Thursday, February 8, 2018

On Thursday, February 08, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in

A chill is still in the air, and these fall recipes will keep you warm and feeling very Parisian. Get Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection through February 12th for free on Amazon!

#1 Amazon Best Seller in French Cooking, Food & Wine

“These are recipes you would actually do, and the chef provides easy instructions... Well done Chef Q!” – Janice MacLeod, New York Times best-selling author of Paris Letters

You don’t have to travel to Paris to eat like a Parisian! Instead, pick up Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection for quick, delicious and easy recipes that will have you shopping and cooking like a Parisian in no time. In this delightful cookbook, Parisian private chef Didier Quémener shares recipes and cooking tips that will add some oh la la to your culinary repertoire.

This collection of creative and international appetizers, mains and desserts also features:
Secrets to cooking in “papillote” and tips for the creamiest soups
Desserts that are delicious and good for you
Anecdotes that transport you to France and tips for shopping for the best seasonal produce—wherever you live
A Thanksgiving wine list crafted from Chef Didier’s personal experiences spent enjoying his favorite holiday in the U.S.

Download Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

On Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by Adria J. Cimino in


Find Paris Ever After on:

Amazon


Can Amy’s rocky start in Paris turn into a happy ever after?

Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastries whenever she wants, reinventing her life is much harder than she imagined.

Then on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpected visitors leave her wondering if she will soon be saying au revoir to Paris and the new life she’s struggled to build. Her estranged husband, Will, shows up—but is he interested in reconciliation or separation? And a young woman who arrives on Amy’s doorstep unleashes chaos that could push Amy out into the street.

As Amy’s Parisian dream starts to fall apart, she must decide: return to the stability of Will and Phoenix (if that’s even still an option) or forge her way forward in Paris? Amid secrets and surprises, set in enchanting gardens, cozy cafés, and glittering Parisian streets, Amy must choose between two very different worlds. And each has a claim on her heart.

Praise for Paris Ever After:

Heartwarming and full of colorful characters, the surprise-filled narrative is smart, wry and poignant. You won't want to put it down. Five stars!
– Patricia Sands, author of the best-selling Love in Provence series

A roller coaster of a ride, Burns’s Paris Ever After takes us on a fast-paced adventure, the plot plunging through the streets of Paris and right into the hearts of its beautifully flawed characters. – Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris and How to Make a French Family

Paris Ever After reads like your girlfriend is telling you her story over cocktails. You lean in the whole time and say, 'No way! Then what?' – Lisa Anselmo, author of My (Part-Time) Paris Life

Read about how Amy first made her way to Paris in best seller The Paris Effect