Sabrina Sol will read from her novel Delicious Temptation.
A good girl should know how to resist temptation…
With an overbearing mother and an overprotective father, Amara Maria Robles learned early on that being a good daughter meant being a good girl. She gave up on her dream to become the head pastry chef at a ritzy resort in order to move back home and help her parents save their struggling Mexican bakery. She’s just about to give up on her love life too when her brother’s ex-best friend shows up and stirs up feelings she knows she shouldn’t have.
His desire for her is anything but sweet…
Eric Valencia is a bad boy. At least that’s what people whisper when he walks into a room. When he was seventeen, he got his girlfriend pregnant and then skipped town after she lost the baby. Now he’s back and determined to make things right with the family and friends he left behind. After landing a temporary job helping with the bakery’s remodel, Eric finds out that the road to redemption can be damn frustrating, especially when all he can think about are the naughty things he wants to say—and do—to nice girl Amara.
Nobody thinks these two should be together. Not even them. But the more they try to hide their growing attraction, the more they start to wonder if the one person they shouldn’t be with is the one person they can’t live without.
Sabrina Sol is the chica who loves love. She writes steamy romance stories featuring smart and sexy Latina heroines. Sabrina lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, three kids, two Beagles, one Bulldog and is part of a larger, extended Mexican family whose members are definitely not the source of inspiration for some of her characters. At least, that’s what she’s been telling them.
Christopher Lentz will read from his novel Blossom.
1906, San Francisco: On the brink of one of Mother Nature’s cruelest and most destructive tricks, lovers unite as the earth rips apart…
Combine an epic disaster with a scandalous love triangle, and the romantic result is Blossom. Chinatown fortune-cookie maker Blossom Sun is far from having anything she wants. Atop Nob Hill, socialite Clarissa Donohue is close to having everything she ever desired—that is, until her simple request for fortune cookies triggers unexpected shockwaves.
When Clarissa’s unconventional fiancé, silver-fortune heir Brock St. Clair, catches a glimpse of Blossom, his life turns upside down. Discovering how every secret has a price, Blossom faces the ultimate crossroads as San Francisco is leveled.
No one could have predicted how an earthquake, firestorm and the desires of three strong-willed families would test the strength of Blossom, Clarissa and Brock. When everything falls apart, who’ll be together? Who’s going to see tomorrow?
With love at its epicenter, Blossom’s story happens over just five days, offering a heart-wrenching portrait of those who experience both unimaginable endings and new beginnings. It’s sure to change what you know about longing, love and loss…because in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary choices.
A Cinderella story like no other, Blossom will leave you breathless.
Christopher Lentz is a man who writes romances, a self-starter who self-publishes and a dreamer who thinks growing old should take longer. A journalist, a corporate marketer and now a romance writer, his career has been all about storytelling.
Some things you should know about him include:
• He paid for college by dressing up in Winnie the Pooh and Tigger costumes at Disneyland
• He married his high-school sweetheart, and they’ve been inseparable for nearly four decades
• He has a hoarder-status collection of antiques
• He climbed the Great Wall of China in 2014, which satisfied a lifelong desire
• He burst onto the historical-romance scene in 2015 with his debut love story, Blossom
• He’s never been a struggling writer who eats cat food and wears Kleenex boxes for shoes, and he hopes that he never is
As an active member of Romance Writers of America, this late bloomer looks forward to writing a bookshelf full of novels about misfits who find ways to fit in.
He’s convinced love changes everything. Always has. Always will.
To learn more, please visit www.christopherlentz.org or www.blossomtrilogy.com.
CJ Bahr will read from her novel Walking Through Fire.
Simon MacKay, the last Earl of Cleitmuir, was murdered two hundred years ago because of his family’s dangerous legacy. Alone and cursed he haunts his home in order to protect the lost treasure. A pastime that leaves him angry and embittered until he meets a feisty American tourist. Not only is Laurel sexy and beautiful, she can also see him in his ghostly form.
Antiquities expert, Laurel Saville, leaves Chicago to visit her best friend in the romantic Scottish Highlands. She is saved from a tragic fall by the ghostly Simon. Once she realizes she is not crazy, she pledges to help him find his family’s missing artifact. A pledge hindered by treasure hunter Alex MacKenzie, a descendant of the clan that murdered Simon.
Laurel risks everything, including her life, to help Simon resolve the issues keeping him earth bound. But will she lose him forever or is there a way Laurel can keep him with her on this earthly plane?
First published in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s “Sword & Sorceress” anthology, CJ Bahr was bitten by the writer’s bug and hasn’t stopped since. Her award winning first novel, “Walking Through Fire”, a Scottish ghost romance is published by The
Wild Rose Press. She is currently working on a spin-off to Fire as well as a new Urban Fantasy starring a kick-ass Time Enforcer.
When her pen isn’t scribing, you can find her busily cutting and tracking music for film and television. With over twenty years of music editing experience, her credits range from “Northern Exposure” and “The Muppets Christmas Carol”, to “ The Kill Point”, “The Following”, and ABC’s hit comedy, “The Middle”.
In her downtime, you’ll find her hanging out at the barn with her horse, Junior, whom she competes in the sport of Eventing, or curled up with a cup of tea, her cats and a great book in Burbank, California. www.cjbahr.com