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Author: Rochelle Alers

Rochelle Alers has been hailed by readers and booksellers alike as one of today's most prolific and popular African American authors of romance and women's fiction.

With more than fifty titles and nearly two million copies of her novels in print, Ms. Alers is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders and Essence bestseller lists, regularly chosen by Black Expressions Book Club, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the Emma Award, Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.

She is a member of the Iota Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and her interests include gourmet cooking and traveling. She has traveled to Europe, and countries in North, South and Central America. Her future travel plans include visits to Hong Kong and New Zealand. Ms. Alers is also in accomplished in knitting, crocheting and needlepoint. She is currently taking instruction in the art of hand quilting.

Oliver, a toy Yorkshire terrier has become the newest addition to her family. When she's not barking at passing school buses, the tiny dog can be found sleeping on her lap while she spends hours in front of the computer.

A full-time writer, Ms. Alers lives in a charming hamlet on Long Island.

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Cherry Lane - Cavanaugh Island, #5

Cherry Lane
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781455574988
  • Release: 2015-05-26
  • Author: Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Forever
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A place to call home . . .

In New York City, attorney Devon Gilmore devoted all her time and energy to fast-track her career. She lost her boyfriend . . . but found herself with a surprise baby on the way. To begin a new life, Devon needs a place to settle down-a place like Cavanaugh Island, where the pace is slow, the weather is fine, and the men are even finer.

From the moment David Sullivan meets Devon, he knows he can't fight the laws of attraction. Whether it's helping fix up the old cottage she just bought on Cherry Lane or working together on a pro bono legal case, he can't help feeling a little protective. But will the most eligible bachelor in town be ready for an instant family? Only if he can convince Devon to put her heart on the line one more time-for all time.


Magnolia Drive - A Cavanaugh Island Novel

Magnolia Drive
  • Number: 9781455574971
  • Release: 2014-07-29
  • Author: Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Forever
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Love is the sweetest way home . . .

After a taste of Broadway stardom and a failed marriage, Francine Tanner is rebuilding her life back home on Cavanaugh Island. She's done with acting-and anyone who isn't genuine about real life and true feelings. But the mysterious newcomer who's bought land outside her hometown of Sanctuary Cove is as down-to-earth as he is handsome . . . and he may be her second chance for the real thing.

Keaton Grace has had a crush on glamour-girl Francine Tanner for years. He can't believe his luck that she lives in the same small town where he's developing his new film studio. He just has to convince his favorite star to return to the spotlight. Yet the more time they spend together, the more he realizes the smart, funny, sexy woman she is in real life is far better than any role he envisioned.

Now what he wants most is to heal her pain-and prove their attraction could be more powerful than anything they ever imagined . . .


Haven Creek - A Cavanaugh Island Novel

Haven Creek
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781455501397
  • Release: 2013-05-28
  • Author: Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Forever
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Home is where the heart is.

Architect Morgan Dane has always lived according to a plan, crossing off her achievements one by one. But when she's offered her dream job-the restoration of historic Angels Landing Plantation on beautiful Cavanaugh Island-Morgan's life takes an unexpected turn.

Carpenter Nathaniel Shaw once took a big chance on commitment-and lost. Needing the healing comforts of home, he returns to Haven Creek to join the family business. Nothing in the small town has changed-except for Morgan Dane. The wallflower he knew in high school has grown into a beautiful woman . . . and stirs feelings Nate isn't sure he's ready for.

Together Nate and Morgan find a happiness neither could have predicted. But when secrets from the past come to light, their budding relationship is threatened. Will they play it safe, or risk their hearts to build a life together?


Angels Landing - A Cavanaugh Island Novel

Angels Landing
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781455501380
  • Release: 2012-08-28
  • Author: Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Forever
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Sometimes love can take you by surprise.

Kara Newell has a big-city life that needs a major shake-up. Her dedication as a social worker is unwavering, yet her heart tells her that there is more to life than just work. Kara gets the push she needs when she shockingly inherits a large estate on an island off the South Carolina coast. Now the charming town of Angels Landing awaits her . . . along with a secret family she never knew she had.

After surviving war, loss, and heartbreak, ex-marine Jeffrey Hamilton takes his position as sheriff of idyllic Cavanaugh Island very seriously. So he is the perfect person to watch over the beautiful, confident woman who has turned her new family's expectations upside down-and stepped into the crosshairs of angry local residents.

But soon Kara becomes more than just a job to him, and he begins to need her in ways he never expected. As Kara and Jeffrey confront the town gossips together, they'll learn to face their fears and forgive their pasts in order to find a future filled with happiness in Angels Landing.


Sanctuary Cove - A Cavanaugh Island Novel

Sanctuary Cove
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781455501403
  • Release: 2012-01-01
  • Author: Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Forever
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Sometimes love is the simplest choice of all.

Still reeling from her husband's untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she decides to pack up her family, box up her bookstore, and return to her grandmother's ancestral home on Cavanaugh Island. The charming town of Sanctuary Cove holds happy memories for Deborah. And, after she spies a gorgeous stranger in the local bakery, it promises the possibility for a bright, new future.

Dr. Asa Monroe is at a crossroads. Ever since the loss of his family, he has been on a quest for faith and meaning, traveling from one town to another. When he meets Deborah, the beautiful bookstore owner with the warm eyes and sunny smile, Asa believes he has finally found a reason to stay in one place.

As friendship blossoms into romance, Deborah and Asa discover they may have a second chance at love. But small towns have big secrets. Before they can begin their new life together, the couple must confront a challenge they never expected . . .


Sweet Destiny

Sweet Destiny
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373862160
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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A West Virginia mining community is a long way from Dr. Mia Eaton's Dallas hometown. But trading in her designer duds for flannel and jeans isn't such a major sacrifice. Not when the town has virile, off-the-charts-gorgeous Kenyon Chandler as their sheriff. Too bad he's as arrogant as can be…until the night he's injured in the line of duty.

Ever since they met at her cousin Xavier's wedding, Kenyon hasn't been able to get Mia out of his mind. And once he's under the sultry Southerner's tender loving care, he knows he's lost. Kenyon gives her six months before she hightails it back home for the pampered life she left behind. Unless he can convince her that they are each other's sweet destiny…


Because of You

Because of You
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373831937
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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From the author of the bestselling Hideaway novels comes the first in a dazzling, sexy new series, The Wainwright Legacy, chronicling the lives and loves of two prestigious New York families.

High-profile lawyer Jordan Wainwright is an expert at uncovering the truth for his clients. But he guards his own secrets closely, especially those surrounding his adoption by the powerful Wainwright family. Meeting attorney Aziza Fleming at a party, he's captivated by her ambition and sensual warmth. Although Aziza insists she's not looking for anything serious, their casual dates spill over into sultry, pleasure-filled nights.

Aziza has been burned twice before—first by a bad marriage, then by a harassment case that nearly destroyed her career. Sophisticated and irresistibly sexy, Jordan could be everything she wants, if he proves to be the trustworthy man she needs. However, he'll have to choose—between keeping a decades-old secret, or embracing their newfound passion.


Twice the Temptation

Twice the Temptation
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373861804
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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Denise Eaton is proud of the day-care business she built from scratch. But now the scion of this Philadelphia family dynasty could lose everything. The man who holds the key to her future? None other than Rhett Ferrell, the man she passionately loved in college…and who broke her heart.

Rhett has waited six years to take his sweet revenge. Now the legendary corporate raider is about to have Denise right where he wants her—at his mercy and in his bed. He's never forgiven her for walking out and taking up with his most hated enemy. But he's also never forgotten the desire that still burns so hotly, so irresistibly between them. That's when Rhett plots one final conquest: to take over Denise's heart. And he's a man who plays to win….


Butterfly

Butterfly
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780373831999
  • Release: August 01, 2010
  • Author: Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
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BUTTERFLY is Seneca Houston's story, her rise from humble beginnings to supermodel, and then as a host of her own top-rated television talk show. Three men will play an instrumental role in her life-Luis Navarro, the unorthodox designer who credits Seneca with his meteoric rise in fashion when she elects to wear his designs on and off the runway. During an interview Luis calls Seneca his muse, "mi mariposa" or "my butterfly," and the name becomes her signature. Booth Gordon, her Svengali-like über-agent whose success in Hollywood is inextricably tied to Seneca's.  Her impending retirement from modeling fills him with paranoia and fear because he has spun a web of deceit involving his client. Unbeknownst to Seneca, he has been using her account to launder money for a drug dealer.
 
Renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Eliot Rollins comes into her life when she's experiencing some personal crisis. Seneca's family, who have always relied on her for financial support, are growing more demanding and unappreciative of the support she is providing. They decide that selling scandalous stories  to unscrupulous publications and media outlets will provide them with huge monetary rewards. Seneca finds herself desperately fighting to maintain her  image and reputation. It will be in Dr. Rollins' arms where she will find comfort and genuine love during the tumultuous times.


More Than Words - Volume 6

More Than Words
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780373837441
  • Release: Apr 01, 2010
  • Authors: Christina Skye, Maureen Child, Joan Johnston, Robyn Carr, Rochelle Alers
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Harlequin
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Presenting…the sixth annual More Than Words anthology.
 
Little by little, one person at a time, we can make our world a better place. The five dedicated women selected as this year's recipients of Harlequin's More Than Words award have done just that, by discovering a seed of compassion, and nurturing it to effect real change in their communities. To celebrate their accomplishments, five bestselling authors have honored the winners by writing short stories inspired by these real-life heroines.
We hope More Than Words inspires you to look into your heart and find the heroine who lives within.