Romantic Comedies are one of the more popular book styles right now. Is it because we are looking for something a little lighthearted or do we just need a good laugh? But there is something amazing about the way romance mixes with comedy. Comedians of the past like The Three Stooges were often trying to get lucky with the ladies to the detriment of each other and a few pies in the face. Then the comedy of Bob Hope which was more self-deprecating than slapstick as he sought to win the heart of his lady love. Anyone who has been in a relationship knows that if you can't laugh at yourself, your spouse will be sure to do it for you. :)
KJ Holliday has an amazing romantic comedy flair in 10 Days as three people go camping in the wilds. It's especially funny when one of them isn't a roughing it kind of person. Things get out of hand when our hero starts having feelings for his best friend... and the rest is a good read!
A hilarious love story featuring an overdramatic city boy and an incomparable girl from the country.
In an attempt to knock out the long-awaited follow-up to his best-selling first novel, Alexander Jones lets his best friend convince him that trekking into the wilderness for a survival boot camp was the only way to get the creative juices flowing.
With the help of a detailed itinerary, Luke, and Luke's childhood friend, Penny, they’d committed 10 days to help Alex forgo his Urbanite roots and embrace the countryside.
It took a lifetime to get to the mountains where Luke and Penny had camped as kids, and only a second for Alex to know he was out of his element.
In a surprising twist of fate, it also took 10 days for him to fall in love with Penny Foster. The question was, did Penny feel the same way, and what would Luke say when he found out?
About the Author:
I started writing when I was nine years old. I was in love, it was poetry, and it was absolutely awful. I’ve always loved the written word, and at the age of thirteen I started posting short stories on various free platforms. Short stories grew to multi chapter novellas, which eventually turned to novels. Since then I’ve written hundreds of thousands of words, self-published five short stories, one novel, and am now working with Inkspell Publishing to publish two manuscripts coming early 2021.
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Romance authors have a pretty special view of love. They truly believe in a happily ever after and strive to write about it in each book they complete. That's not true about other authors. Horror writers, science fiction authors, and others don't have to end with a happy ending for their stories.
So what happens when a cynical science fiction author meets a romance author? Will the pen be mightier than the heart?
Elsa Winckler's last release, LOVE, IN WRITING features two such authors in conflict as they struggle for their own happy ending. This romance will be sure to have you laughing as well as falling in love.
A hardcore Science Fiction writer and a softhearted romance novelist clash on the sunny South African coast...
Margaret Parker is a hopeless romantic whose fantasies fuel her writing. For Graham Connelly, science fiction is the perfect genre to express his cynical worldview. A chance meeting in a lift leaves them both interested and aroused — with no clue as to the other's identity.
Margaret has been looking for a face to match her new fictional hero — and Graham's is it. Graham has been looking for proof that innocence and optimism still exist — and he's found it in Margaret. But fantasy isn't reality, and both Margaret and Graham are used to controlling their fictional worlds. Can they step off the pages long enough to find their own happy-ever-after?
She writes romance. He science fiction. A relationship seems unlikely, can love find a way?
Briskly, she walked to the front of the shop.
“Do we have a problem, Jen?” she asked in her most business-like voice.
As she came through the door, the man whirled around and for the second time within twenty-four hours, Margaret completely lost her breath. This time he was wearing a wetsuit and the top part was pulled down to reveal rock-hard, rippling muscles and…oh yeah, he had a six-pack all right, exactly like she’d imagined. She sighed appreciatively.
“Do I know you?” he asked, and reluctantly Margaret moved her eyes up to his face.
Oh dear, he was irritated again.
He stared at her. She was close enough to see the change in his eyes the minute he recognized her. The incredulous expression on his face was almost funny.
He drew in a deep breath. “You were in the elevator with me last night, weren’t you? You’re wearing more clothes now. What are you doing here? Did you follow me here? What…?”
Margaret seldom got angry. She normally found it a useless exercise. No one took her seriously anyway and she always ended up with a terrible headache. But she was angry now. And the beginnings of a whopping headache stretched its tight tentacles across the back of her head.
“I was unfortunate enough to have to share the elevator with you last night, yes. But this is my shop. I did not follow you here.”
He seemed to be shocked into silence. For a little while, at least. Then he gestured irritably to the books on the shelves.
“This is a ridiculous bookshop. You don’t have any science fiction books, no—”
Margaret lifted her chin. “You are most welcome to leave, sir. No one is forcing you to stay. And we do have science fiction books. There is a whole section behind you. You will also find the latest vampire stories there. The only difference between this bookstore and any other is—”
“You only have books with happy endings. I’ve never heard of anything so completely bizarre. It is, you know.”
“Well, now you have. Goodbye, sir. I don’t believe we have anything of interest for you.”
“You can’t kick me out, I’m a paying customer!” He looked around. “And from what I can see, you need some of those.” He sneered.
About the Author:
Elsa has been reading love stories for as long as she can remember and when she ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during her English Honours studies, she was hooked for life.
She married her college boyfriend and soul mate and after 45 years, 3 interesting and wonderful children and 4 beautiful grandchildren, they are now fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty's Bay, South Africa.
She likes the heroines in her stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong. And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are of course, also gorgeous! Her stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.
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Friends to Lovers is a common Romance trope. Jerry Seinfeld believes you can't be friends and not have those time of feelings. After all, when you are close friends, sometimes sexual issues spill over. Jerry and Elaine did it, even though it eventually didn't work out.
Suze Robinson has a great story about two friends who suddenly find that they have tension between them, but their timing is so horribly bad. THE FRIENDSHIP EQUATION is now up for preorder and will be available on February 16th, in ebook and print.
What happens when you fall for your best friend just in time to lose her?
Molly is a pastry chef with a dedicated path to running a kitchen in New York to escape the looming shadow of never being enough in her father’s kitchen.
Adam is a math teacher with a commitment to his family and their small seaside hometown. Leaving home just isn’t something he can do; not when so many people rely on him.
They are roommates and best friends who were always together... until things shift out of the friend zone. Once they find out their time together is limited, and an undeniable chemistry is unleashed, how will they figure out how to move forward as just friends?
About the Author:
Suze Robinson is a contemporary romance author. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and daughter. Her passion is writing stories about strong women, hunky book boyfriends and happily ever afters.
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The first posters on my wall were from musicians. No, I won't tell you who, it'd date myself but those teenage crushes were replaced by other singers and musicians. Why do many of us fall for those type of men?
First of all, they are sexy. From the minute they open their mouths, we dream of being the woman they are singing about. We long for being on their arm at the award shows and on stage. Second, they exude a confidence we are drawn to. Finally, they usually have the body to fantasize about.
Seb is a jazz musician and has always been a ladies man. Now he's found the one woman who might make him ready to settle down.
Her life is uncomplicated. He’s about to turn it upside down with a single kiss.
Growing up as the daughter of a world-famous violinist has had its drawbacks for Maelie Barre. After spending most of her life trying to build a name for herself separate from her father’s, she finally has her dream job as a respected violin teacher. With a pedagogy book in the works, everything seems to be falling into place until an incredibly hot saxophonist moves into the studio next to hers.
Sebastian Adams is struggling. After an epic, alcohol-infused fall from grace as the best tenor saxophonist in the country, he finds himself teaching private lessons back home in Chicago until he can prove he’s recovered. To his shock, teaching is not the walk in the park he thought it would be and when his tightly wound studio neighbor starts appearing in his dreams, he is certain he’s finally lost it.
A couple of arguments and an unexpectedly hot kiss later, they can’t deny their attraction. But can Maelie let Seb turn her quiet life upside down? And how far will Seb go to keep her in his arms?
“So.” She held out a hand. “Let me get this straight. Because I don’t enjoy jazz, you’re inferring that I don’t appreciate true musicianship or have a refined mind, and somehow that means I’m uneducated. Did I get it all?”
He shrugged. “Yeah, I think I made it pretty clear. You’re obviously hanging on to the past. Beethoven this, Bach that, the same music vomited up a thousand different times. But jazz...” He could feel his voice reflecting his passion. “Jazz is alive, it’s ever-changing, it breathes like—”
“A monster?” she interrupted his train of thought.
He laughed, which made her even redder. “See ...” He gestured at her. “You’re not even the tiniest bit open to the thought that you might be wrong.”
She crossed her arms over her chest indignantly. “And you think insulting my intelligence will somehow help change my mind?”
He took a step closer to her and felt the temperature rise in the room. He could feel her attraction as real as he could feel his chest rising and falling to his own heated breath. “Oh, Miss Barre,” he growled, “I guarantee I can change your mind.”
Her eyes flared at his lowered voice, and he could see her breath catch in her chest. She raised her hand to her neck. She had the longest, most exquisite fingers he had ever seen, and he had a sudden image of those sleek fingers trailing down his bare chest and lower still ... He had to swallow back the urge to grab them.
About the Author:
Mindy McKinley is a Contemporary Romance author, avid reader, and cellist.
She lives in the Midwest with her drummer husband and two adorable cats. In her life outside of writing, she is a music teacher, a small business owner, and a professional musician.
No matter where she is in her busy life, her mind is always on her writing. She finds inspiration in everyday moments and joy in putting words in just the right order.
If you’re interested in learning more about Mindy’s writing, visit her website at www.mindymckinley.com for information on current books, upcoming projects, and a blog.
Could you spend time with an ex? Maybe an hour? But what about days stuck on a boat? I don't know if that's possible for longer than an hour for me. It'd take a large amount of stress relief, for sure.
Susan V. Vaughn's latest release, SWEPT AWAY, features such a dilemma. Trapped on a boat, her hero and heroine face some tough times. I suppose it doesn't hurt that the sparks still fly!
Now available on all platforms, grab a copy for yourself.
Jack Reed, a young crab boat captain, has met the women of his dreams while standing up in his younger brother’s wedding. Too bad he is already in love with the open seas.
Carefree Megan Berry doesn't want to be tied down, but can’t forget the passionate night she spent in the arms of the wickedly handsome captain.
A botched matchmaking attempt by some well-meaning friends not only forces the two conflicted lovers back together, it also leaves Megan stranded on Jack’s boat in the middle of the perilous Bering Sea.
The stormy adventure brings excitement and passion as Jack and Megan play out their emotional relationship in a dangerous high-stakes situation. But when it’s time to set anchor, can Jack find a way to keep his career and his fantasy girl?
“Because when you love someone, their happiness matters as much as your own.”
“And you love Shane?” he asked gently, his other hand traveling down her arm.
“Of course.” Megan’s voice broke in huskiness, her mind becoming a muddled mess. Her body ached for more of his touch, and she was finding it hard to think of anything else.
“And, Josie. And, David,” she added, holding her breath as he moved his hand lower still, until it was resting on her hip.
His eyes never left her face.
“I see, and what do you want, Megan?” Jack’s voice deepened as his hand pressed her hips toward him.
“I don’t know.” Megan hesitated, watching Jack’s lips inch closer to her face.
She closed her eyes and inhaled his delicious masculine scent, running her tongue against her lower lip, imagining his taste on her mouth.
“Well, Megan, I know what I want.”
Jack’s last words were lost against her lips.
About the Author:
Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul-crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.
Twitter handle: @susanvaughn1124
Men who are good with their hands are keepers. They will ALWAYS have the honey-do list done. They know how to fix those pesky things around the house. And they will make sure your engine purrs. (I'm not talking about your car.)
Mason Adams is just such a man. He's a furniture maker by trade and can bring out the best in a piece of wood. He's also determined to make sure Gabi is safe and protected. All in all, a great hero!
Mindy McKinley knows all about amazing heroes. Her Adams Brothers series features three such men! And you will want to read and re-read their stories over and over again!
She’s finally found peace. One kiss and it all goes out the window.
Starting over has been tough for Gabi Turner. A new city, a new business, and a new life is enough to scare anyone, but with the help of her best friend, and their burgeoning interior design business, Gabi is starting to heal from her tumultuous divorce. With everything in delicate balance, the last thing she needs is the swaggering, simmering local carpenter to upend it all.
Riding high on the recent success of his furniture business, Mason Adams feels like there isn’t much in the world he can’t do. But when a client’s demands bring Gabi Turner into his shop, everything turns upside down. She’s the only woman that has told him no and he’ll stop at nothing to change her mind.
As Gabi and Mason find themselves working together on a gutted Victorian house, the sparks that fly between them threaten to burn everything to the ground. Can Gabi trust her heart with a man who makes her dream of the future, or will her troubled past keep her from trusting another man?
Fuck it. He wasn’t going to wait any longer. Quickly checking the hallway once again, he drew his hand up to her chin, tilted her face toward his, and brought his lips to hers with a hunger that made her gasp in surprise.
But instead of fighting as he expected, she opened for him willingly, ran her tongue along his, and before long, her hands were on his shoulders pulling him forward with such need he actually fucking growled.
He delved deep, trying to make the most out of the moment. He explored every part of her with his hands, her neck, her breasts, and when he slid his fingers down her stomach and brushed her womanhood, she whimpered, sending him into overdrive.
They groped at each other, desperate for more, and when he backed her up against the wall, she wrapped her legs around his waist. He pressed into her heat, his cock straining against the zipper of his jeans. She whimpered from the friction.
They kissed until they were out of breath, dizzy, disoriented with desire. And when he pulled away from her, her chest was heaving, her lips cherry red from his.
All he wanted to do was dive back in and kiss her until they were spent.
“We should go back,” was all she could get out. Her voice was weak and breathy.
He leaned his forehead against hers. “But I don’t want to.”
Now Available in Ebook and Print