Author: Gemma Brocato

Gemma’s favorite desk accessories for many years were a circular wooden token, better known as a ‘round tuit,’ and a fortune from a fortune cookie that said she was a lover of words; some day she'd write a book. She always knew that eventually she’d get around to writing the novel trapped in her mind. It took a transfer to the United Kingdom, the lovely English springtime, and a huge dose of homesickness to write her first novel. Once it was completed and sent off with a kiss even the rejections, addressed to ‘Dear Author’, were gratifying.

After returning to America, she spent a number of years as a copywriter, dedicating her skills to making insurance and the agents who sell them sound sexy. Eventually, her full-time job as a writer interfered with her desire to be a writer full-time and she left the world of financial products behind to pursue an avocation as a romance author.

Her gamble paid off when she was a 2012 Finalist in the prestigious Golden Pen contest for Romantic Suspense and she received contracts for her first and second book.

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Trusting the Vine - Romancing the Vine

Trusting the Vine
  • Number: B079FZYRJZ
  • Release: 2018-02-14
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing LLC
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Brynn Dormir spends her day tidying up after guests at her wine country bed and breakfast inn, a job she prefers over cleaning up her mother and sister’s messy affairs. Unlike her family, business-minded Brynn never believed in love, a notion solidifed after her ex tries to kill her. She understands the formula to make homemade scouring products much better than any recipe for romantic happiness.

Looking for a fresh start, psychologist Josh Hart has ended a disastrous partnership and relocates to Hopland to cover his mentor’s practice. Checking into the Carlysle, he can’t fight his attraction to the B and B’s lovely owner. Although she’s not a patient, he longs to get her on his couch for entirely different reasons.

But Josh’s crazy former partner wants him back at work and in her bed . . . and Brynn’s criminal ex wants to finish the job.

Josh and Brynn will have to learn to trust each other in order for love to conquer all.


Chaos Among the Vines - Romancing the Vine Book 2

Chaos Among the Vines
  • Number: B06Y17RQFQ
  • Release: 2017-04-26
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing LLC
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Through a fortunate series of events, Will Bradford’s winery hits the map in a huge way, with demand far outpacing production. After months of chaos and unmanageable growth he decides to bring in a specialist to help him get organized.

Queen of organization Avalon Reece is a closet chaotic. She’s rebelled against a childhood of wanderlust with a hippie mother by striving to maintain order in her life. Everything has a place and she means to see it there. For her, love is messy and she avoids it at all costs. Until she accept a consulting job with Will to put his life in order.

Will sees beyond the straight-laced, orderly woman to the free-spirit Avalon tries hard to hide. That’s the woman he wants, in spite of how it might impact his business.


Hidden in the Vines - Romancing the Vine

Hidden in the Vines
  • Number: B06Y1N2XVX
  • Release: 2017-04-19
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing LLC
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A Romancing the Vine novella

Growing up in the supersized shadow of a famous mother led Jules Capelli to retreat far from the glamorous lifestyle. She owns and runs Team Vino, a team-building operation based in a working vineyard. In the midst of a seminar, her high-profile, high-maintenance mother insists Jules shelter her among the vines after recent plastic surgery. Keeping the woman hidden will require a monumental effort, especially with two reporters from an entertainment magazine in the attendance.

Alex Dixon has known from the minute he checked into Team Vino for employer-mandated team training, that Jules is hiding something. Learning her secret is key, but he’s more interested in getting to know the appealing woman. Jules’s secret is a great distraction, but once discovered, making sure it remains hidden from his bottom-feeding co-worker is even more of a challenge.

Working together as a team, Jules and Alex discover a mutual attraction and a common goal . . . keep the secret, build a team, and uncover love among the vines.


Mayhem - Goddesses of Delphi, #2

Mayhem
  • Number: B01LYNXIDQ
  • Release: 2016-11-08
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A freak solar flare plunges Nia Thanos, Muse of Astronomy, into an evil immortal’s attempt at a hostile take over of Olympus Enterprises. Her jobs—save the family business while rescuing the world from pandemonium. To eliminate the menace she must convince one mortal man to believe in the magic of what if.

‘Doubting Thomas’ Wilde hosts a television program aimed at busting myths. But when Nia confesses to being a Muse, it’s one myth he can’t bust, or believe. His refusal to help leaves Nia to face the challenge on her own.

Riots, looting, and general anarchy are minor problems compared to what’s coming if the balance of power shifts on Olympus. Nia’s undeniable attraction to Thomas wreaks havoc on her heart and threatens her ability to secure the safety of humankind. Nia finds herself fighting to persuade the one man she can’t live without to help save the world.


Tyranny - Goddesses of Delphi, #1

Tyranny
  • Number: B01LWIB0SL
  • Release: 2016-10-04
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Immortal librarian Clio has existed for thousands of years. Her purpose—to influence and inspire mortals. Now as one has inspired her, a battle is mounting between the Muses and a god who care little for the plight of man. A hostile takeover is imminent at Olympus Enterprises.

History professor Jax Callahan is battling his own uncertainties. His previous employer’s refusal to heed his warnings results in a tragic loss of life. Blaming himself, he no longer believes he can make a difference.

Tyranny will stop at nothing to appease her father and succeed in taking over Olympus and the world. To save mankind, Clio must reveal herself as a Muse to Jax, the man she’s fallen in love with. Facing the end of humanity as they know it, she must convince him to trust in the magic of what if. Because failure spells doom for everyone.


Risking the Vine - Romancing the Vine Book 1

Risking the Vine
  • Number: B01JP8AWLE
  • Release: 2016-08-31
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing LLC
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Jacqui Bishop’s dating life is dead in the water, but her professional prospects look outstanding. Promised a management position, she embarks on a team building course at a northern California winery. Shocked when her boss promotes a less qualified rival, Jac opts to chuck her job and revive the family farm.

Luscious Luke Rossi has been banished to Team Vino to learn how to be the team player his boss wants. Once there, he finds he’d rather play on Jac Bishop’s team. But a labor dispute and a boss who only wants a yes-man forces him to leave Jac’s side.

As the daytime exercises give way to nighttime passions, Jac learns there’s more to life than a nine-to-five existence. But resigning her job and moving to a farm hundreds of miles from Luke could spell doom for the couple. Their affair will require teamwork of a different kind. For Jac, the looming question is whether her budding relationship with Luke will thrive or die on the vine.


A Spirited Love - A Five Senses Short Book 2

A Spirited Love
  • Number: B015JSMXZW
  • Release: 2015-10-13
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Hearts entwined, their love will conquer history.

Jem Kerrigan appears to have it all. Her husband, Jack, loves her to distraction. She owns a thriving café in Granite Pointe, and she’s considering expanding her business. The only thing not falling nicely into place, the thing she wants most, is a baby bump.

Hoping to distract Jem from their inability to conceive, Jack buys Sea View House and encourages her to pursue her dream of opening a banquet space. Jem is skeptical when she sees the dilapidated wreck atop a bluff. Deserted for a decade, rumors are rampant about ghosts and ill-fated love stories. While there is something haunting about the hundred-year-old mansion, the woven hearts themeenchants Jem.

After discovering the tragic story of the original owners, Jem begins to understand the importance of the carvings of entwined hearts scattered throughout the house. The motif quickly becomes a symbol of Jem’s love for Jack. The promise of their future together is spirited, even if Jem’s arms remain empty.


Bed Of Roses - Five Senses Series Book 4

Bed Of Roses
  • Number: B00UIPW0JQ
  • Release: 2015-04-07
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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With the right amount of nurturing, love will bloom.

This close to Valentine’s Day Malin Eckert’s flower shop is entering their busiest season. As if the added work isn’t enough, her father’s drinking has spiraled out of control and Mal discovers she’s been named guardian of a fifteen-year-old sibling she never knew about. To make matters worse, Mal’s crushing on a customer, a serial dater who drops by the shop with alarming regularity to send flowers to other women.

Gunnar Sims never had the best luck with women, a fact that doesn’t stop his growing attraction to his florist. His new business is losing money and he should be concentrating on that, but instead finds Mal an enticing distraction.

In spite of her best intentions to keep Gunnar firmly in the friend zone, Mal finds herself falling for the classically handsome gym owner. As her affection for Gunnar and her sister, Gabriella, grows, Mal’s heart hangs in the balance when it appears both could be taken away from her.

Content Warning: Hard bodies, spoiled princesses, and a levelheaded woman who know how to smell the roses.


Mission: Mistletoe

Mission: Mistletoe
  • Number: B00PWY5HDE
  • Release: 2014-11-19
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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In her quest to find a cure for the disease that killed her father, Rhayne Drake accepts a position as a researcher on a remote space station. Once in orbit around Saturn, she uncovers the true intent of the study: the ruling political party plans to use her research to kill, instead of cure, anyone carrying the genetic marker for the disease. Including Rhayne herself.

Griffin Cooper, the station’s recreation manager, is charmed when he meets Rhayne. First he saved her from death by cargo-mover. Now he’ll fight to save her from a worse fate.

Set against a Saturnalia, a winter holiday festival, Rhayne and Griffin must find a way to defeat the political Coalition’s sinister plot before it’s too late.


A Winter Wedding - A Five Senses Short

A Winter Wedding
  • Number: B00OMCYO22
  • Release: 2014-11-13
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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With their hearts in harmony, tying the knot should be a piece of wedding cake for Pippa Sanders and Clay Mathers.

But Fate’s a nasty mistress. One week before their special day, Pippa narrowly escapes when fire erupts in the ballroom they’d reserved for the ceremony. They’ll have to use every resource at their fingertips to implement Plan B. In this case, B stands for the barn at the Sleepy T Christmas Tree Farm.

Hobbled by a sprained ankle, Pippa is unable to help with the preparations. In spite of the grime accumulated over twenty years, Clay is determined. He promises Pip he’ll transform the barn into an idyllic location for a winter wedding. Plus, he’ll make time to throw in a special surprise.

What Clay doesn’t factor into his plan is the snowstorm bearing down on them. With predictions of up to two feet of snow, will Mother Nature prove too much of an obstacle to overcome?


Exposed to Passion - Five Senses series Book 3

Exposed to Passion
  • Number: B00MMMGY18
  • Release: 2014-10-20
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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They walked through the shadows individually. Will they emerge into the light together?

Leading a vagabond life as a curator for a traveling photography exhibit translates to a lot of bad days for Rikki Salerno. But her trouble doubles when a careless high school student shoves her into a marsh. Being rescued by teacher Sam Kerrigan should have made things better, but Rikki's inability to confess her true identity casts a shadow over their budding affair.

When Sam refuses an overly aggressive parent's marriage proposal, she's determined to ruin him. Not only does she doctor photos to make it look like Sam's behaved inappropriately in front of students, she hacks the foundation website to reveal Rikki's true identity. Faster than the blink of a shutter, Rikki's focus changes from pursuing her full-color future to the black and white necessity of clearing Sam's name.


Hearts in Harmony - Five Senses series Book 2

Hearts in Harmony
  • Number: B00J7XE8H2
  • Release: 2014-05-05
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Sometimes life's most simple melodies become songs of love.

Pippa Sanders' life is filled with songs of leaving, longing and loneliness. Since the death of her husband, her children have been her world. She'll do anything to protect them, including encasing her heart in ice until they're college age. She's made a practice of shying away from any relationship that could break her heart when it ends. And it's worked so far.

Clay Mathers has made a temporary move to Granite Pointe, Massachusetts to help with his mother's Christmas tree farm while she recovers from a stroke. Although his long-range plans don't include staying in the small town, a little female companionship during his short residency would be welcome. While on duty as sentry against protestors at a military funeral, he finds Pippa visiting her husband's grave, and begins a campaign to make her into a friend–with benefits.

What starts as a simple affair evolves to something more, something that changes the soundtracks of both their lives. . .the beating of two hearts in harmony.

CONTENT WARNING: Contains strong language, hot sex and a spicy hero.


Cooking Up Love - Five Senses series Book 1

Cooking Up Love
  • Number: B00IRITMS8
  • Release: 2013-11-04
  • Author: Gemma Brocato
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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A spicy attraction, a sweet small town, and a tasty mystery cook up a delectable romance. . .

Jemima George leads a charmed life in New York City as a personal chef to reality T.V.'s latest darling. But all that changes when her Aunt Caro suddenly dies under odd circumstances—bequeathing her a small café in picturesque New England. Jem intends to sell it and continue her fast-paced career—until her cheating boyfriend, and a deliciously sexy local contractor, lead her to re-think her recipe for happiness. . .

Jack Kerrigan considered Caro a surrogate mother and hates the idea of selling the cafe. But he loves the idea of beautiful, intriguing Jem staying in town as long as possible. If it means remodeling the cafe, Jack's all in. And when his jealous ex-wife, a shady attorney, and a slew of secrets threaten to extinguish Jack and Jem's simmering attraction, they might just add heat to a romance that's heading toward a full boil. . .


Book Library

  • Trusting the Vine Trusting the Vine
  • Chaos Among the Vines Chaos Among the Vines
  • Hidden in the Vines Hidden in the Vines
  • Mayhem Mayhem
  • Tyranny Tyranny
  • Risking the Vine Risking the Vine
  • A Spirited Love A Spirited Love
  • Bed Of Roses Bed Of Roses
  • Mission: Mistletoe Mission: Mistletoe
  • A Winter Wedding A Winter Wedding
  • Exposed to Passion Exposed to Passion
  • Hearts in Harmony Hearts in Harmony
  • Cooking Up Love Cooking Up Love