Love Between Peace & War.
Follow the burgeoning love of two teens during the worst year of their lives. Irish-born Declan David de Quirke II is the son of two ambassadors, one Irish and one American. He is ‘out’ to his parents but to no one else. French-born Jean Isidore de Sauveterre is also the son of two ambassadors, one Catalan and one Parisian. His four half brothers have been told to cure him of his homosexuality. Both teens have lost a parent in a London car bombing.
Declan and Isidore meet at the beginning of their senior year at a private academy in the United States. Declan is immediately smitten with Isidore and becomes his knight in shining armor. Isidore wants to keep what is left of his sanity and needs Declan’s love to do it. One is beaten, one is drugged, one is nearly raped, one has been raped. They are harassed by professors and police, and have fights at school, but none of it compares to running for their lives. When the headmaster’s popular son attempts suicide and someone tries to assassinate Declan’s mother, they are thrown headlong into chaos, betrayal, conspiracy, allegations of sexual coercion, even murder. And one of them carries a secret that may get them killed.
*Note– the first two titles here are up on amazon.com for sales, and that’s the link I included. The other three will be up on amazon for presales about a week before their release date. I included their DSP link, so you can pre-buy them there 🙂
a Rainy Afternoon – RJ Scott – April 1
converted Station House in a village northwest of London. He is stunned when a
close friend leaves him the property as an inheritance after her death.
only that but she has left the place she lived, Apple Tree Cottage, to an
American – a stranger who has recently moved to Barton Hartshourn.
first editions and a cookery book. Only when the secrets of the ingredients in
a particular recipe are finally revealed does everything begin to make sense…
and a love story that began seventy years ago is finally uncovered.
for Thought – Amy Lane – April 8
really important one Sunday morning—but his father passed away first. Now,
nearly two years later, Emmett can’t seem to clear up who he should be with—the
girl with the apple cheeks and the awesome family or his snarky neighbor who
never sees his family but who makes Emmett really happy just by coming over to
cookbook that promises to give Emmett insight and good food, and Emmett is
intrigued. After the cookbook
follows him home, Emmett and Keegan Malloy, his neighbor, decide to make the
recipe “For Clarity” and what ensues is both very clear—and a little
surprising, especially to Emmett’s girlfriend. Emmett is going to have to think hard about his past and the
really important thing he forgot to tell his father if he wants to get the
recipe for love just right.
Along the Way – Marie Sexton – April 15
weatherman Daniel Whitaker returns to Laramie, Wyoming. It’s bad enough dealing
with the death of his parents and his failing relationship of fifteen years,
but when he finds his childhood home full of clutter, Daniel is at a loss. He
enlists Landon, his parents’ sexy neighbor, to help him sort through the mess.
sculptures out of scrap metal and loves the outdoors, but he also rides a
mint-green Vespa and has an affinity for knitting and fortune-telling. He’s
been friends with Daniel’s parents for years, and he’s more than willing to
lend a hand.
get back to his life in Denver. But when a strange cookbook comes into Landon’s
possession, Daniel begins to realize that the universe – and Granny B – may
have other plans.
for Courting – Amber Kell – April 22
custody of his niece. Unused to children, Marshall struggles to connect with
her. In an effort to make her more comfortable in her new home, he hires
professional muralist Pace Barlow to personalize her room.
in her handsome uncle, but Pace isn’t certain he’s ready for the commitment of
an instant family.
be able to keep his relationship with his young artist, or will he have to give
up love to become a good father for a lonely little girl?
men together, but some things take more than magical cookies to fix.
Desserts – Mary Calmes – April 29
between himself and his past. He’s invested in his new life, his New Orleans
art gallery, and in his friendship with Scott Wren. Things finally seem to be
settling down to normal, and Boone couldn’t be happier.
Boone. He wants to raise things to the next level, but Boone is terrified—and
not because of the ghost in Scott’s apartment or Scott’s relatives. No, Boone’s
past is about to pay him a visit, and the only thing that can get between
Boone, Scott, and a hinky recipe for chocolate mousse found in a curious
cookbook is the river of pain Boone had to swim to get to this side of The Big
Easy. There’s a secret behind the ingredients, though—one that might reveal the
trust and love that have been missing from Boone’s life.