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Author: Afton Locke

Afton Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author who prefers romantic fantasies to everyday reality. Fantasies take her to different times, races, places, and beyond. She lives with her husband, dog, several unnamed dust bunnies, and a black cat that can be scary or cuddly, depending on the current book. When she’s not writing, Afton enjoys hiking, cooking, crafts, and reading.

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Plucking the Pearl - Oyster Harbor Book 1

  • Number: B01GN742IE
  • Release: 2016-06-04
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Historical, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Afton Locke

When Pearl’s sheltered life shatters in the 1930s with her mother’s death, her only option is to move in with poor relatives and shuck oysters in the local plant on Oyster Island, Maryland.

Determined to live a morally proper life, the last thing she wants is an affair with a white man, but Caleb, the plant owner, knows a pearl when he sees one. The successful widower is the “oyster king” of the island, but his intense desire for his forbidden new employee, a woman of color, threatens everything he’s built.

What begins as a private sexual liaison flowers into strong feelings that don’t fit the social mores of the island. When their secret is discovered, they risk losing everything. They dared to pluck the pearl, but will their love be strong enough to keep it forever?

This is a re-issued title.

Plucking the Pearl

Rose, Exposed - Oyster Harbor Book 2

  • Number: B01GBV3YSQ
  • Release: 2016-05-28
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Historical, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Afton Locke

When Leroy gets promoted at the new oyster plant on Pearl Point, all he cares about is working hard. Then he meets flirtatious artist Rose, and soon nothing matters except getting her to the altar and into bed. He’s healing from a recent loss, and is

n’t about to let her go too.

Because Rose’s strict, social-climbing father doesn’t approve of dark-skinned Leroy, they court in secret. Although Leroy’s raw passion can convince her to do almost anything, why can’t he understand she needs freedom, not marriage? However, in the 1930s, freedom for any woman is hard to come by.

In Leroy’s arms, Rose finds unimaginable sensual pleasures, but she’s torn by desire and duty. Her father wants her to be white; Leroy wants her to embrace her black heritage. Playing both sides of the fence leaves this young biracial beauty exposed in more ways than one.

This is a re-issued title.

Rose, Exposed

Cali's Hurricane - Oyster Harbor Book 4

  • Number: B01CK054BW
  • Release: 2016-03-19
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Historical, Diverse Books, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Afton Locke

Oyster Harbor ~ where passion and race collide

Despite the racial tensions brewing in Oyster Harbor in the 1930s, three interracial couples have found love. When a hurricane blows through, will hate finally be washed away or will it grow back stronger than ever?

Jonathan Carter, filled with hate from a childhood incident, cares only about keeping the Klan strong on the island. Cali Waters, still grieving for her husband who died from a Klan attack, longs to use her healing gift instead of being the Carter family cook. When a hurricane threatens the hospital Jon started to build, an injury puts his life in her hands and a chance to heal more than his flesh.

Jonathan’s sister, Mary, is tired of the sheltered existence she’s lived since being raped. When Jimmy Clark, a black oyster shucker, rescues her during the hurricane, she heals from his gentle love. But if her brother finds out, both relationships will be put to a test fiercer than any storm.

Cali's Hurricane

Deeper Than Perfect

  • Number: B016H7W426
  • Release: 2015-11-07
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal / Speculative, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Afton Locke

Is your love deeper than perfect?

Desi Warner is ready to end her life after an accident disfigures her face and destroys her modeling career. Instead, she goes back in time to 1974 to meet her destiny—R&B superstar Bernie Benson. Although her scars vanish, she and Bernie only have one month before a car accident will supposedly claim their lives.

The enigmatic singer ignites her senses, but her restored beauty is an illusion she can’t trust. Abandoned by his mother in childhood, Bernie has his own trust issues. Obsessed with completing his album, he’s just as hooked on his perfect singing career as Desi is to modeling.

Although they open each other’s eyes to different paths, change is not easy. When the fated day of the crash arrives, they must choose between life and perfection. A love that is deeper than perfect may be their only key to survival.

Deeper Than Perfect

Sadie's Surrender - Oyster Harbor, #3

  • Number: B00X1JZ03Y
  • Release: 2015-05-16
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * ROM: Historical, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Afton Locke

After her husband leaves her for another woman, Sadie Johnson feels unattractive. Unable to face a dreary future of shucking oysters and living with her critical mother, she dreams of being a businesswoman. But in 1936, opportunities for women of color in Oyster Island are limited.

An oysterman at heart, Henry Rockfield would rather sail than run the local branch of his brother’s oyster company. He’s not happy about belonging to the town Klan either, but he’ll do anything to keep the peace and help his family.

When sassy Sadie proves she can run the plant, he can’t resist putting her secretly in charge so he can return to the sea. But when desire resurrects a tragic mistake from his past, he learns business and pleasure are a dangerous mix. When racial conflict hits home, forcing them to choose between love and duty, will Sadie surrender?

Oyster Harbor ~ where passion and race collide

Stands Alone: Yes

Sadie's Surrender

Jamaican Temptation

  • Number: B00NPLBOHE
  • Release: 2014-11-06
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published

Can you resist?

Shopaholic Kyra Mays decides to shop for a rich man on her Jamaican vacation. Instead, she meets Justin Lance, a white reggae singer who’s nearly as poor as the orphans he devotes his life to helping. Overwhelmed by his magnetism, she decides to have a fling with him.

All that matters to Justin is being a perfect Rastafarian. He vows to avoid succumbing to temptation with the dark beauty at all costs. Unable to keep their hands off each other, they forge a bond that is just as emotional as physical as they explore their differences on the lush island of Jamaica. But Justin’s secret will put their ability to compromise through an impossible test.

Jamaican Temptation

Seven Minutes of Seduction

  • Number: 9781419932977
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * SPICY: Erotic Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution

Seven Minutes of Seduction

Candelabra

  • Number: 9781419926525
  • Release: 2009-12-23
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal / Speculative, * SPICY: Erotic Romance
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution

Candelabra

Cicada

  • Number: 9781419919411
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Genre: Erotica
  • Tags: * ROM: Paranormal / Speculative, * SPICY: Erotic Romance
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution

Cicada