Tuesday, September 5, 2017

On Tuesday, September 05, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in ,




Exciting news! Three of our books will soon be available as audiobooks!

Velvet Morning Press has signed a deal with Tantor Media, a leading independent audiobook publisher, for the production of The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki Lesage and A Perfumer's Secret by Adria J. Cimino.

Tantor's catalog includes Man Booker, Pulitzer, and National Book Award winners as well as numerous bestsellers. We are delighted to be working with such an accomplished player in the industry.

Stay tuned for further details!

The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns

Friendship, loss and a tantalizing trip to Paris in this highly praised #1 Amazon Best Seller in Women's Fiction that Kirkus Reviews calls a "can't-put-down-book" and an "absorbing adventure."

When Amy loses her best friend, Kat, to cancer, she knows their dream of a secret trip to Paris will never come true. Yet Kat’s words haunt her, urging her to embark on the Paris trip alone and shed the dissatisfaction of her life in Phoenix.

Little by little, Amy, grappling with a failing marriage and struggling with painful childhood memories, lets herself be swayed. Guided by Kat’s bold voice, Amy sneaks off to Paris while her husband is away on a business trip. Once there, however, she finds that her problems have come right along with her.

Through her adventures, laced with luscious descriptions of food and Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems. Will Amy choose the life she’s discovered in Paris or decide to revive the one she left behind?

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Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki Lesage

When newly-single party girl Vicki moves to Paris, she hopes to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proves to be much more difficile than she imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamelessly honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.

Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will French bureaucracy ever cut her a break?

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A Perfumer's Secret by Adria J. Cimino

Perfumer Zoe Flore travels to Grasse, perfume capital of the world, to collect a formula: her inheritance from the family she never knew existed. The scent matches the one worn by her mother, who passed away when Zoe was a teenager. Zoe, competing to create a new fragrance for prestigious designer Cherone, believes this scent could win the contract—and lead her to the reason her mother fled Grasse for New York City. Before Zoe can discover the truth, the formula is stolen. Philippe Chevrefeuille, the enigmatic competitor who makes her heart race, is the only one who can help her find it. But Zoe is in no mood for romance, or at least that's what she tries telling herself.

Philippe knows that winning the Cherone fragrance contract is the way out of his mid-level perfumery job. And he has the ambition and ego to make it happen. Until Zoe enters the picture. In an instant, he's under her spell and losing his grip on his own creativity. If Philippe hopes to win, he must keep Zoe from finding the missing formula. But can he betray his own heart?

The pursuit transforms into a journey of self-discovery as each struggles to understand the complexities of love, the force of pride and the meaning of family.

The Paris Effect, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and A Perfumer's Secret are currently available in ebook and paperback on online retailers.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

On Tuesday, August 08, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

Feel like a hilarious summer read that will put you in the mood for sunshine, romance and margaritas? Check out Love on the Rocks (with Salt) by Charlene Ross, free through Aug. 10th!

Always a bridesmaid but never the bride…

Laney Delaney, a wedding dress designer, thought her fling with Andy in Cancun was more than that—until he admitted he had a fiancée. Brokenhearted, Laney returns to LA and deals with the demands of temperamental brides and their mothers while trying to forget Andy (whose image is in her mind every time she drinks a margarita).

She meets Kyle, a young lawyer, who has just what it takes to heal her wounded heart. But when Kyle's marriage proposal never turns into an actual wedding, and he spends more and more time at the office, Laney's happiness sours. Enter a surprise encounter with Andy and an even worse surprise on her kitchen counter and what's a girl to do?

Find Love on the Rocks (with Salt) on Amazon!

Monday, August 7, 2017

On Monday, August 07, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

As an introduction to the beautiful writing of our author Julie C Gardner (Letters for Scarlet), we are offering her novella, Guest List, for free through August 10!

Some days she kept the memories buried, but other mornings fragments rushed to the surface. That throbbing behind her eyes. The taste of salt and Corie’s jagged sobs. In all of Scarlet’s recollections, Corie Harper was sobbing.

Former best friends Corie and Scarlet haven’t seen each other since tragedy shattered their friendship and lives a decade ago. With their ten-year high school reunion looming, memories resurface and remind them of everything they lost.

Will Corie and Scarlet have the strength to face each other and repair their relationship? Or has time and heartbreak destroyed the bond forever?

A dramatic and touching prequel to Letters for Scarlet...

Find Guest List on Amazon!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

On Sunday, August 06, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


The Whole Man by CF Rose, a sexy and exciting sports romance, is on sale for $0.99 today through August 12! The deal is available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Evan O’Cleary was in college when she spent a passionate 48 hours with up-and-coming baseball star Jesse Walsh. But after he broke her heart, she vowed to never see him again. So why does her heart leap when she runs into him ten years later? 

Jesse not only abandoned Evan, but also his dream of becoming a major league baseball player when his brother died in Iraq. Shattered by the loss, Jesse turns inward. He refuses to commit to more than a one-night stand, until he sets eyes on Evan again. 

But as Evan gets close to breaking down the wall, she uncovers a devastating secret that could destroy their families and drive them apart forever.

Find The Whole Man on Amazon!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

Summer starts tomorrow! And to celebrate, we're giving away five fabulous ebooks. You'll love these novellas, which make quick and satisfying reading for your summer days by the pool.

Touching, hilarious, suspenseful... We're excited about sharing these stories of friendship, love and sometimes just making it by.

Enter for a chance to win through the Rafflecopter below!


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Friday, June 16, 2017

On Friday, June 16, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


Parisians are crazy about picnics. As soon as the temperature rises enough for them to shed their coats and boots, they grab a baguette, some cheese and a bottle of wine, and head to their closest park for a day in the sunshine.

But you don't have to actually be in Paris to enjoy a picnic as the French do! Chef Didier Quémener, author of Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection and The Winter Collectionshares some tips for the perfect Parisian picnic--no matter where you are--and a couple of delicious recipes here.

And remember: Sunday is International Picnic Day! Enjoy!





Wednesday, June 7, 2017

On Wednesday, June 07, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

Looking for a few steamy (and sweet) romance books to stuff in your beach bag? Strong and independent women, sexy, romantic men, and settings that will transport you... These novels will get your season off to a hot start!

The Whole Man by CF Rose



Evan O’Cleary was in college when she spent a passionate 48 hours with up-and-coming baseball star Jesse Walsh. But after he broke her heart, she vowed to never see him again. So why does her heart leap when she runs into him in L.A. ten years later?

Find The Whole Man on Amazon!






Nashville by Heart by Tina Ann Forkner

A small town girl, a chance at stardom… or a chance at love. Does she have to choose? Gillian Heart moved to Nashville to get a record deal—not end up on some playboy's arm. That's why she tells herself she can't get too personal with sexy music agent, Will Adams. But neither Gillian nor Will can ignore the spark between them.

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Bayou My Love by Lauren Faulkenberry



Thirty-year-old Enza Parker is at a crossroads. To prove to her overbearing father she can flip a house on her own, she takes on an ambitious project that brings back painful memories—and puts her in the path of the most alluring man she's ever met. Escape with Enza to the steamy bayous of Louisiana...

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Frosted Cowboy by Charlene Ross


After Laney gets in trouble at work and catches her fiancé cheating, she finds herself with no boyfriend, no job and no plan. Determined to start over, she embarks on a solo design career far from the glamour of her old job on Rodeo Drive. And when it comes to love, three very different men vie for Laney’s attention… but only one ignites a spark.

Find Frosted Cowboy on Amazon!