Ring in the New Year - Romance In Color
Welcome to 2013! What better way to celebrate a New Year than with a fresh start or second chance at love.
Some people say that you are more likely to fall in love in the New Year. Do you agree? I think there could be some truth in the idea.
In the New Year we make resolutions to take more control of our lives and to build better relationships. This makes us more receptive to people who are attracted to us, be they new or old.
Also we tend to take up new hobbies in the New Year which means there are more opportunities to meet new people and hopefully fall in love.
What are you hoping for this year? To rekindle an old love or to find a new one? Here are a few romances filled with the magic of falling in love this New Year.
Winters’ Thaw by W. Lynn Chantale
The holidays can be murder. Someone is out to kill Michaela Winters, but she has more important things to worry about. Arguing with her husband and when to tell him he’s going to be a father come to mind.
Brockridge Logan realizes the mistake he’s made and he’s willing to make amends. His solution is to whisk her away to their cabin up north where he can seduce and keep her safe.
When an ice storm closes the roads and traps them in the middle of nowhere for the duration of the holidays, a marriage will be mended. But will it be too late with a killer on the loose?
Scar by Kassanna
Rhys Blaidd is Alpha to the Volkshire Pack. He and his people have kept to the fringes of the shifter world, his clan a pack of sentinels, known as war wolves. When an attempt to kidnap his son pulls him back into the politics of the wolf packs, hard decisions are made.
Fre Niles is a stripper that saved a puppy from an irresponsible owner. Her one kind act has now thrust her into the shadowy world of shifters and thrown her between two rival wolf packs.
Protecting his people is paramount but one whiff of Fre’s scent and a taste of her body... To keep her he may have to start a war.
A Kiss of a Different Color by Bettye Griffin
After nine months of unemployment, physical therapy assistant Miranda Rhett leaves her home in Racine, Wisconsin, to take a job in employment-rich Bismarck, North Dakota, despite the city's startling absence of African-Americans. Once there, far removed from anyone who would tease her about her dream of ballroom dancing, she signs up for lessons, providing the school can find her a partner. The school comes through in the form of handsome, sexy Jon Lindbergh, a recent transplant from Minnesota.
Jon is as charming as he is agile on the dance floor, and Miranda soon finds that her romantic daydreams about falling in love in the arms of a handsome partner on the dance floor spilling over into real life. But Jon's family history of four generations of failed marriages has made a non-believer out of him. His primary interest seems to be hooking up with someone with whom to spend the bitterly cold North Dakota winter.
If she's Miranda, she does what comes naturally...and tries like hell to be the one to make a believer out of him...
Leoti by Sienna Mynx
Josie Eastman needs an escape. A long overdue vacation brings her to a small mountain town in Montana. What initially began as a retreat to re-evaluate her life takes a tragic turn. The care and nurturing of a stranger awakens Josie in ways she could have never foreseen. Soon she is forced to re-evaluate everything she has believed about her life and the people in it. In doing so she becomes a new woman. Leoti.
Advertising for Love by Elisabeth Roseland
When Aisha Anderson hires a professional escort for her company’s gala, it’s not because she can’t get a date. Her fast-track career at Hansen Advertising doesn’t give her the time—and it’s the only way to avoid dancing with her creepy, inappropriate co-worker.
To her delight, Greg Williams plays the role of charming, attentive gentleman so well, she could almost believe the sparks between them are real. When he takes her home and demonstrates—with considerable sexual skill—that the heat is not her imagination, she can’t say no to his request for her number in lieu of payment.
Their hot night continues into a warm breakfast at Greg’s favorite back-street diner, where Aisha feels something she hasn’t felt for a long time. Part of a couple.
Later, though, when she runs into a former client of his who seems eager to compare notes on his erotic bag of tricks, the sizzle begins to cool in shadows of doubt. Long-term could be a stretch for a man who’s dated half the women in Chicago.
Especially when there’s the possibility that demand for his services could take him away right when she needs him most…
Columnist: Kiru Taye is the award-winning author of His Treasure.
She writes historical, contemporary and paranormal romances. Her stories are sensual and steamy, her characters passionate and sassy and her settings atmospheric and exotic.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, hanging out with family/friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and two children.
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