Carmine Valentine is an award winning author of contemporary romance. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her newest release All Fired Up is now available on Amazon. This romance takes place on Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands in Washington State.
A dare puts Marianne Dunaway back in her hometown on Orcas Island. She’s hoping that it’s the fastest few months known to man. When she learns that someone hasn’t been so nice to her sister and grandfather while she’s been away, and a threatening note shows up at her gate with allegations that her grandfather has connections to stolen jewels, the woman used to a pampered city life has only one person she can turn to for help and he’s unlike any man she’s ever met before.
Jack Sanders has a dangerous air about him and has ‘bad boy’ written all over him. He also has a connection to her grandfather’s past. Fighting the strong attraction that she feels for him, and before she can trust him completely, she’s accepting his offer in order to safeguard her family. His protection in exchange for room and board for him and a homeless teenager who he’s taken under his wing. She has no doubt that Jack can take on those behind the threats whose next demands make it clear that they’re prepared to go to great lengths if the Dunaway family does not produce the jewels that have long been thought to be only folklore.
There’s a lot at stake for Marianne. Not only does she realize how much she’s missed her hometown, but having Jack and the teenager under her roof has given her a taste of what it would feel like to have her own family. But Jack’s made it clear that nothing can tie him down. Even if they can stop whomever is behind the threats, dare she risk one night with Jack knowing that she could lose her heart to this man who could be gone tomorrow?
FULL CIRCLE SUMMER – Cathryn and Zachary Ferguson have run the gamut of emotions when it comes to their relationship. From childhood acquaintances, to ‘friendship pacts’, one-sided love, suppressed feelings, ugly secrets, comas, and amnesia, they’ve finally settled into life as a married couple. Eagerly awaiting the birth of their twins, an unexpected twist has them facing the challenge of their lives. (Final chapter of the Cat and Zach saga) ~ Lori Leger
STAR CROSSED SUMMER SOLSTICE- Kayla Webber has trained to fight for the Light her entire life. Demons, she can handle, but she’s ill-prepared for a face-to-face meeting with the man who’s haunted her dreams. The time has come for Kaleb Warner to fulfill his shared destiny with Kayla. No easy feat since she didn’t realize he even existed. Will Kaleb be able to convince Kayla to combine their gifts to fight against the Darkness, or will this star-crossed couple deny the truth in their hearts? ~ Kellie Kamryn
HER SUMMER SURPRISE – Maddy is single again and prepared for the mess and headaches of a major remodel of her home. She’s ready to have her place overrun with construction workers and craftsmen. What she isn’t ready for is the scrumptious head contractor named DG. Can they get past Maddy’s trust issues to build something new, like a relationship? ~ Karen Sue Burns
ONCE UPON A SUMMER’S KISS – A friend’s summer wedding on an island off the coast of Washington, homemade love potions, a stolen kiss under a star-filled night sky . . . and a touch of magic. Samantha Flowers knows she’s in trouble after an evening of dancing with Cole Winters, the groom’s California cousin. Matchmaking friends, a meddling wedding planner, and two missing ring bearers—they all play a part in the fate of this magical wedding weekend. ~ Carmine Valentine
Cuddle up with a loved one, a cup of hot cocoa or a mug of mulled cider with this cozy collection of Christmas Themed Love Stories...
BABY BLUES CHRISTMAS - Cathryn and Zach are newlyweds juggling business and careers, breaking and entering, and the tough task of baby making. Throw in a little family drama and a dark secret and it makes for a memorable first Christmas together. ~ Lori Leger
CHRISTMAS IN WHISTLER - Hurt by her ex-husband and his scheming girlfriend, Daria Stark hopes to leave her heartbreak behind during a week-long ski trip over the holidays. Can a sexy frenchman brighten her aura before she heads home to reality? ~ Kim Hornsby
GIFT FROM THE HEART - Simone escaped her past for ten long years, but when an old crush appears from out of nowhere, Christmas takes a nostalgic turn for the worst. Will it eventually bring her the peace and forgiveness she’s been missing in her life, or another case of heartbreak she can’t outrun? ~ Trish F. Leger
A HEART AWAKENS - As soon as Cara adopts a clever puppy, her life begins to change. When the widowed freelance writer starts to fall for a hunky landscaper, past troubles and feelings of loyalty to her dead husband threaten her chance at happiness ~ Karen Sue Burns
ONE STEP OVER THE MISTLETOE LINE - Claire’s plan to get away to a cabin for Christmas goes from perfect to complicated when her handsome neighbor RJ shows up in the middle of a snow storm. She immediately realizes the potential for trouble at this cozy cabin with bear skin rug and hot toddies aplenty. As if a Christmas Eve couldn’t get any more dangerous, there’s a bad Santa afoot.~ Carmine Valentine
Brighten your days and warm your nights with this charming collection of Sweet and Sensual Summer Themed Love Stories...
SUMMER LOVIN’ - Garden gnomes are mysteriously appearing at Ella's townhouse complex. When Jim, a sexy as hell detective with ulterior motives, agrees to help her solve the whodunit, their mutual attraction takes them from gnomes to ninety in record time. ~ Karen Sue Burns
DO-OVER SUMMER - The summer starts out on the wrong foot for Jewell Price, bookstore owner on Daniels Island. Infatuated with the visiting celebrity novelist, Matt Cross, Jewell soon finds herself in too deep with a man who may be interested in her for all the wrong reasons. ~ Kim Hornsby
STILL LOVING CAT - Zachary has waited over a decade to marry the only girl he's ever loved. Two weeks shy of their much anticipated wedding day, an accident has Cathryn waking in a hospital with no memory of the last year of her life. Can Zach love her enough to remind her of all the reasons she gave up an ex-fiancee and the picture perfect lifestyle she thought she had in Dallas? ~ Lori Leger
THE LAST BLIND DATE - When Mimi's best friend sets her up with Derek on a blind date, neither of them have a clue what's in store. Charming and handsome, Derek displays just enough stubbornness to fall short of Mimi's ideal man. After one evening on a dangerous, champagne-fueled thrill ride through the shadowy foothills of the Cascade Mountains, she begins to reconsider. ~ Carmine Valentine