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?

**

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?

**

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.

Find Nashville by Heart on Amazon!






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...

Find Bayou My Love on Amazon!






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!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


What's it REALLY like to be a new mom in Paris? Find out in Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer, a hilarious memoir by expat Vicki Lesage. It's on sale for only $0.99 through May 27!

Being a mom in America is hard enough... Try navigating Paris with a stroller in one hand and a croissant in the other! In this humorous memoir, Vicki shares the highs and lows of raising her family in the City of Light.

A former party girl, Vicki has now traded wine bottles for baby bottles. If she's awake at 2 a.m. it's because of a crying baby, not a wild night out on the town. Follow her journey through pregnancy to raising two kids with her ever-patient French husband, all while trying to enjoy life in Paris.

Find Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer on Amazon!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

On Sunday, May 21, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


Hilarious adventures in suburbia! Perfect Mayhem by Aimee Horton is on sale for $0.99 through May 27 on Amazon! The sale also applies in the UK.

The only thing Dottie Harris loves more than her gin & tonic is her family. Most of the time. From her hapless-but-well-meaning husband to her two energetic bundles of joy, Dottie certainly has her hands full. And she's tired. So tired.

With quips like "How do sleeping babies know the minute you sit down?" this modern-day diary will have you laughing—when you're not crying with empathy, that is!

Dottie tells it like it is: the good, the bad, and the eternal piles of dirty laundry.

Friday, May 12, 2017

On Friday, May 12, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


This Mother's Day, how about offering Mom a book? We had a look through our Velvet Morning Press collection and selected a few that we think are particularly suited to this day of celebrating moms...

Letters for Scarlet by Julie C. Gardner


Complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and a friendship torn by secrets. We love the focus on love, strength and redemption in this novel with more than 100 5 Star reviews!

Find Letters for Scarlet on Amazon!






Nice Wheels by Katie Rose Guest Pryal


This novella about a young woman who finds love again after the tragic death of her husband was inspired by the life of the author's own mother! The story is sure to touch the hearts of moms and daughters everywhere this Mother's Day.

Find Nice Wheels on Amazon!






Perfect Mishap by Aimee Horton


Meet Dottie Harris. This British mom living in suburbia always means well, but somehow gets into trouble anyway -- gin and tonic in hand! A hilarious novel for moms and daughters who love to share a good laugh.

Find Perfect Mishap on Amazon!






Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer by Vicki Lesage



Expat Vicki shares the real story of becoming a mom in Paris in this hilarious memoir. Candid, funny and fun, this book will definitely put a smile on Mom's face -- and transport her to Paris!

Find Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer on Amazon!







Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection by Didier Quémener


Does Mom like to cook? Then she'll want to add these delicious recipes from Parisian chef Didier to her collection. She'll also enjoy the chef's personal stories and tips for making every meal memorable!

Find Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection on Amazon!






Happy Mother's Day and Happy Reading!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

On Sunday, May 07, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


Escape to the sultry bayous of Louisiana in this tale of romance, suspense and self-discovery. Bayou, Whispers from the Past by Lauren Faulkenberry is on sale for $0.99 today through May 13 on Amazon. The sale also is available on Amazon UK.

New love is put to the test in the sultry bayous of Louisiana in the latest from Family Circle Award Winning Author Lauren Faulkenberry.

Thirty-one-year old Enza has finally found love with sexy fireman Jack, and through him, she has gained a family, years after her mother abandoned her. With her friend Kate in town, Enza's looking forward to her first Christmas in Bayou Sabine, surrounded by those she cares about most. But instead the holiday ends in turmoil. One guest puts someone Enza loves—and her relationship with Jack—in danger, and another guest brings news that makes Enza question the circumstances surrounding her mother's departure.

Enza, fleeing Jack and the drama in Bayou Sabine, sets off with Kate on a road trip à la Thelma & Louise. But will she find answers about her mother's disappearance and the strength to accept the truth? And will she return home in time to save everything that's important to her?

Monday, May 1, 2017

On Monday, May 01, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


Treat yourself to some laughs for only $0.99! For Rent by Erin Huss is on sale today through May 7th on Amazon. The deal is also available on Amazon UK.

A sweet, klutzy apartment manager takes on neighborhood crooks and catches the eye of a handsome handyman in this "uproariously funny" (InD'Tale Magazine) blend of chick lit and cozy mystery.

When Cambria Clyne—a 28-year-old single mom—gets the job of apartment manager at an L.A. complex, she thinks her run of bad luck is finally over. And the cute maintenance guy is certainly a nice perk. But the job is nothing like she'd imagined, especially once a crime spree takes over the community.

Cambria, confident the crime shows she’s watched on TV will help her, dons her detective hat and embarks on adventure. As the case unravels, Cambria finds that perhaps she's been a naïve accomplice all along...

Monday, April 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


Looking for a touching and suspenseful story of friendship? Letters for Scarlet by Julie C. Gardner is on sale for $0.99 today through April 30! Check out the novel on Amazon. The offer also is available in the U.K. (The novel has more than 100 five-star reviews on Amazon!)

A touching story of friendship, loss & redemption…

Twenty-eight-year old Corie Harper is visited by a ghost—in the form of a graduation letter she forgot she wrote. Although she spent a decade burying that desperate girl and her regrets, each page resurrects the past, dragging Corie back to a time when all she craved was Scarlet Hinden's friendship and Tuck Slater's heart. But she couldn't keep them both and keep her word.

Scarlet is haunted in her own way, by memories of Corie and of a night that left her wishing she were dead. But Scarlet is not only alive, she's carrying new life: a baby she never wanted and is terrified to have. Convinced she would be a disastrous mother, she questions whether or not she deserves the love of any man. Especially the father of her child.

Can the two right old wrongs and move forward together? How can friendship torn by betrayal be repaired?


Sunday, April 16, 2017

On Sunday, April 16, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


How about a trip to Paris this spring? Here's a book that will transport you there... and it's on sale for only $0.99, the price of croissant. Check out That's Paris, an anthology of life, love and sarcasm in the City of Light, on Amazon! Offer available on Amazon UK as well.

If you've ever traveled to Paris or dreamed of setting foot on its cobblestone streets, you'll enjoy escaping into this collection of short stories about France's famed capital. From culinary treats (and catastrophes) to swoon-worthy romantic encounters (and heartbreaking mishaps), this anthology takes you on a journey through one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 

Visit this cosmopolitan metropolis through the eyes of Parisians, francophiles and travelers who fell in love with the city and still hold a piece of it in their hearts. That's Paris: a glimpse into living, loving and laughing in the City of Light.

Happy reading!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

On Sunday, March 12, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


A sassy heroine, a frosty drink and a new chance at love—what could possibly go wrong?


Frosted Cowboy by Charlene Ross is on sale for $0.99 on online retailers today through March 18! The sale also applies in the UK, Canada, Australia and India.

Laney Delaney was living the dream. She had a fabulous fiancé and a career as a couture wedding dress designer. But after catching her (not-so-fabulous) fiancé cheating and being accused of upstaging one of her brides at a wedding, Laney finds herself with no boyfriend, no job and no plan.

After some serious soul searching, Laney is determined to start over. She embarks on a design career that takes her from a Rodeo Drive boutique to a flea market stall, but it's worth it—even if it means she has to suck up to her childhood nemesis for help.

At the same time, three very different men vie for her attention: a masseuse/screenwriter with an unfortunate reputation, a stable fireman who just doesn't spark a romantic flame, and the fireman's ridiculously hot co-worker whose illicit under-the-mistletoe kiss still burns Laney's lips.

Professionally and romantically, Laney is on the verge of reinventing her life and finding her true passion—but can she learn to trust again and believe in herself?


"Ross's romantic women's fiction debut is a sweet, funny tale of a woman's gradual self-discovery..." - Publishers Weekly

"Frosted Cowboy is a smart, sassy, hilarious debut novel, and Charlene Ross is a writer to watch!" - Claire Cook, New York Times bestselling author of Must Love Dogs


Check out Frosted Cowboy on Amazon!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

On Saturday, March 11, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

A Perfumer's Secret is on sale for $0.99 cents (or local equivalent) today through March 19th in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and India!

The quest for a stolen perfume formula awakens passion, rivalry and family secrets in the fragrant flower fields of the South of France...

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.

"I loved A Perfumer's Secret. How could I not? From the first line, I was caught up in it and unable to put it down." -- Cathy Lamb, author of My Very Best Friend

"Adria J. Cimino is indeed a talented writer who brings a beautifully written plot to readers. I highly recommend this title to readers everywhere." -- Readers' Favorite Book Reviews

Find A Perfumer's Secret on Amazon

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On Tuesday, February 07, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


Happy release day to The Whole Man by CF Rose! A sexy baseball player, a smart and feisty heroine... and the secret that could destroy their second chance at love. This contemporary romance is now available in paperback and ebook.

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, whose body still draws him dangerously near…

Evan knows better than to trust Jesse, but when he protects her against an abusive ex-turned-stalker, one thing leads to another and she finds herself in a delicious encounter on his living room floor. Jesse may not be willing to commit just yet, but maybe Evan can break down the wall. As she gets close, though, Evan uncovers a devastating secret that could destroy their families and drive them apart forever.

Check out The Whole Man on Amazon!