Tuesday, December 30, 2014

READY FOR 2015 ... IN CARIBBEAN!

READY FOR 2015 ... IN CARIBBEAN! 

I hope your holiday season is going well. Wow, 2015 is right here ... time is going by so fast, and there's still so much to do, BUT I'm reminding myself to slllloooowwww down! New Year's Resolution ... slow and steady; stay the course ... slow and steady.  What is yours?

PUB SCHEDULE UPDATE:

Here's a general update on the Stone Cottage Books' publishing schedule for those awaiting new romance novella releases. Thankfully, I get so many requests for "the next book" in my mini novel series, that it's hard to keep up with the writing... esp. having formal "publishing company" duties with new writers on board Stone Cottage Books -- http://www.stonecottagebooks.com/ ... but, we're getting there:

-- "Loving Logan new part in the wings ...See Part 1 --http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G82HLB0 (*An Amazon BEST SELLER* Hit #1 upon initial release in Multicultural / Interracial Romance Books category.)

-- Part 4 of "Loving a Texan from New Orleans" will be out over the next two months. If you haven't read the full series, find it here: http://tinyurl.com/texan-romance-series.

--We've also had requests for Part 2 of "Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove" --http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZKF8YK -- and for Part 2 of "Merry Christmas To Me" -- http://t.co/vjMbD2EAbr. They are both now on the calendar for next year.

--Some readers want Porsha and David from "Surrender to Ryan" --http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LSTG1RI -- to have their own spin-off. Chapter 1 has been written, and I don't think David or Porsha saw this one coming.

--The minis in the "Happily Ever After" line will be co-written with new writers that I'm sourcing now... Great talent out there!

If I haven't mentioned a romance story you've made a request about, no worries, I read each and every email, and your feedback and comments are greatly appreciated and have been noted.


New Releases:

Please check back here for new release announcements -- or join the New Releases mailing list by sending an email to one of our email addresses (ie, MailingList{AT}cassandrablack DOT COM, or one of those in the back of your latest read).

Okay, back to editing the next release, co-written with another new SCB author. She's really good! Stay tuned. We're almost there.

As always, thank you for stopping by! And I'd love to hear your New Year's Resolution ... share it with me on FB at https://www.facebook.com/cassandrablackauthor -- or send me an email! 


Happy New Year! 

Cassandra Black


Pic from Port Antonio, JA. Pretty! 


***Latest Release**



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Cassandra Black
*New* Romance Releases: 

Merry Christmas To Me, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3NTPO4 
From This Day Forward, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRG6HIS
Heart's Desire (Part 3), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0EPZ16
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M6KS9J6
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN, Part 2, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O4QXDAU 
Love After Capture,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KERXY3Y 
Heart's Desire ... (Part 2), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KU5GP5Y
*Recent* Romance Releases:  
Loving Logan, Part 3, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J6GTC0S
Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZKF8YK 
Loving a Texan from New Orleans, Parts 1, 2, and 3 ...   http://tinyurl.com/texan-romance-series 
Cassandra Black
Multicultural Romance Author

Monday, December 22, 2014

New Holiday Romance Refreshingly Showcases Middle-aged Characters


New Holiday Romance Refreshingly Showcases Middle-aged Characters

Cassandra Black has co-authored a new multicultural romance novel entitled “Merry Christmas To Me.” The new holiday release refreshingly showcases middle-aged characters.

New Romance Book Release -- “MerryChristmas To Me

 “Merry Christmas To Me” is a new love story about a woman in her mid-forties struggling to move on after divorce.  This romance novella is unique in that the heroine, Sandy Ross, is not a classically young woman, as is the case with heroines in many contemporary romance novels today. 

The heroine, instead, is a middle-aged woman who’s dealing with annoying perimenopause symptoms and the realization that her children will be going off to college sooner rather than later. 

Though Sandy has a full life running her business and raising her children, she’s lonely -- until she considers embracing a happiness that’s been right under her nose for years. 

“Mature Love” Showcased in New Multicultural Romance Book

According to co-author Cassandra Black, “Many readers have emailed thanking me for writing about “mature love” by putting middle-aged characters in some of my books. I am pleased romance readers are drawn to these stories, because I -- and so many of my friends -- are in this same age group. And we can certainly relate to some of the issues discussed.”

Ms. Black recently authored another love story entitled “From This Day Forward.” This multicultural romance novel also showcases older leading characters.  

“Regrettably, there seems to be a gaping hole in romance novels when it comes to using middle-aged characters,” Ms. Black stated. “And I, for one, am happy to take part in starting to fill that gap.”

Read a Free Sample of “Merry Christmas To Me” Online

Find a free sample of the new release on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3NTPO4 and on Barnes and Noble and All Romance Ebooks.  

Read the new novella’s full overview below.

New Romance Book Overview -- “Merry Christmas To Me”

It was the holiday season, and divorcee Sandy Ross was at her in-laws’ estate home in Philadelphia.

Sitting around the table, another Christmas, listening to her ex-husband Charles take little stabs at her, she wondered why she put herself through the ridicule, year after year.

But Sandy looked over at her son and daughter and was quickly reminded. She endured the torture of the holiday dinners for the sake of her children; so they could have some sense of normalcy after the divorce.

But she never did fit into the big Ross family and all of their snobbery and wealth -- not then and not now.

Since the divorce five years ago, Sandy had stepped back into a career long-abandoned. She’d made great strides starting her own investment firm. At 45, she earned a six figure salary, had a solid business, owned a beautiful home in an elite suburb of the city, and she was healthy and fit.  But for some reason, every time she stepped back into the Ross world, she felt like that insecure young woman Charles had married all those years ago. 

But she was finding her bootstraps this year, and she feared one more sip of eggnog would have her giving Charles and his snooty mother a piece of her mind before storming off in search of her own Merry Christmas -- which would have little to do with turkey and cranberry sauce, and more to do with Holden, Charles’ younger brother, who she’d wanted for years.  

But little did Sandy know, Holden Ross had craved more than her body all those years she was married to his brother; he’d fallen in love with her.  And if he has his way this Christmas, her idea of a one night stand could turn into forever.

Discover More Books

“Merry Christmas To Me” is published by Stone Cottage Books (“SCB”). The co-author, Candy Stone, is a new SCB writer.

To find more books by the publisher, see http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Black/e/B005BU7Y44.  

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 As always, thank you for your readership -- and your comments and feedback! Cassandra 
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Cassandra Black
*New* Romance Releases: 

Merry Christmas To Me, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3NTPO4 
From This Day Forward, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRG6HIS
Heart's Desire (Part 3), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0EPZ16
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M6KS9J6
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN, Part 2, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O4QXDAU 
Love After Capture,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KERXY3Y 
Heart's Desire ... (Part 2), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KU5GP5Y
*Recent* Romance Releases:  
Loving Logan, Part 3, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J6GTC0S
Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZKF8YK 
Loving a Texan from New Orleans, Parts 1, 2, and 3 ...   http://tinyurl.com/texan-romance-series 
Cassandra Black
Multicultural Romance Author

Sunday, December 21, 2014

**FREE** Multicultural Romance Novel

**FREE** Multicultural Romance Novel  (by Cassandra Black and Amber Creek) ... Loving a Texan from New Orleans, PART 3: Marriage & Intimacy, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GOJNIFK

Free Copy of Part 3:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GOJNIFK

Get the full series at this link: "Loving a Texan from New Orleans," Parts 1, 2, and 3 ...   http://tinyurl.com/texan-romance-series 


***LATEST RELEASE***

Merry Christmas To Me

New Multicultural Romance Novel Release:  Merry Christmas To Me. See http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3NTPO4 for the Kindle version.  Find the NOOK Book at http://tinyurl.com/nookmerryxmastome.  Read the introduction and a FREE SAMPLE on Amazon or BN.com.


As always, thank you for your readership -- and your comments and feedback! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your day! Cassandra 
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Cassandra Black
*New* Romance Releases: 
From This Day Forward, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRG6HIS
Heart's Desire (Part 3), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0EPZ16
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M6KS9J6
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN, Part 2, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O4QXDAU 
Love After Capture,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KERXY3Y 
Heart's Desire ... (Part 2), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KU5GP5Y
*Recent* Romance Releases:  
Loving Logan, Part 3, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J6GTC0S
Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZKF8YK 
Loving a Texan from New Orleans, Parts 1, 2, and 3 ...   http://tinyurl.com/texan-romance-series 
Cassandra Black
Multicultural Romance Author

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Newly Released on All Romance Ebooks -- "Merry Christmas To Me"

Stone Cottage Books' latest multicultural romance, Merry Christmas To Me (by Candy Stone and Cassandra Black), has just been released on All Romance Ebooks. See  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-merrychristmastome-1711519-178.html. The book's overview and a free sample can be read on All Romance Ebooks as well.


NOOK Book and Kindle Format

Merry Christmas To Me is also available on Barnes & Noble in NOOK format and Amazon for Kindle users. See below to read free samples and to purchase.





As always, thank you for your readership -- and your comments and feedback! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your weekend.
Cassandra Black
Multicultural Romance Author

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

**New Multicultural Romance Novel Release** Merry Christmas To Me

Merry Christmas To Me

New Multicultural Romance Novel Release:  Merry Christmas To Me. See http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3NTPO4 for the Kindle version.  Find the NOOK Book at http://tinyurl.com/nookmerryxmastome.  Read the introduction and an excerpt below. Read a FREE sample on Amazon.



Introduction


It was the holiday season, and divorcee Sandy Ross was at her in-laws’ estate home in Philadelphia.

Sitting around the table, another Christmas, listening to her ex-husband Charles take little stabs at her, she wondered why she put herself through the ridicule, year after year.

But Sandy looked over at her son and daughter and was quickly reminded. She endured the torture of the holiday dinners for the sake of her children; so they could have some sense of normalcy after the divorce.

But she never did fit into the big Ross family and all of their snobbery and wealth -- not then and not now.

Since the divorce five years ago, Sandy had stepped back into a career long-abandoned. She’d made great strides starting her own investment firm. At 45, she earned a six figure salary, had a solid business, owned a beautiful home in an elite suburb of the city, and she was healthy and fit.  But for some reason, every time she stepped back into the Ross world, she felt like that insecure young woman Charles had married all those years ago. 

But she was finding her bootstraps this year, and she feared one more sip of eggnog would have her giving Charles and his snooty mother a piece of her mind before storming off in search of her own Merry Christmas -- which would have little to do with turkey and cranberry sauce, and more to do with Holden, Charles’ younger brother, who she’d wanted for years.   

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But little did Sandy know, Holden Ross had craved more than her body all those years she was married to his brother; he’d fallen in love with her.  And if he has his way this Christmas, her idea of a one night stand could turn into forever.




Book Excerpt

They wanted each other, but they’d never crossed the line -- not really.

Cigarettes were their main connection, as they often flitted outside together to sneak a smoke at family gatherings, almost always within ear and eyeshot of others. 

Their talks, sometimes hushed, as if they were good friends discussing a private matter, often centered on why she was still with his big brother. The conversations were always in a light-hearted, playful manner, with a knowing undertone that neither of them dared admit to the other out loud.

Many times, Holden questioned her about issues he was having with his latest fling, much in the same way he might have questioned an older sister. 

Their interaction over the years had been platonic, with a mutual, unspoken attraction always hovering just below the surface.

“You relax me,” he used to say to Sandy, staring at her with those mesmerizing gray eyes; eyes that she always believed were looking right through her, reading her unhappiness, seeing her need.

But she would deflect those heavy moments and comment with a playful chuckle, “You know, I think I married the wrong brother.”

“I know,” he’d say, flashing that sexy smile at her. 

It was a long-running, harmless comment between them -- at least that’s what they’d tell themselves. 

But one time at a wedding, they crossed the line, just a bit -- but enough to matter.

Sandy had been slightly tipsy and Charles had been skillfully ignoring her, as he’d gotten in the habit of doing over the past several years.

But Holden’s full attention that particular evening made her feel special.

They were both tucked away in a quiet enclave of the backyard at the reception of a colleague’s wedding.   Sandy remembered laughing out loud at some comment Holden had made.  “Ha! Charles doesn’t even smoke. I should have married you.”

Holden cupped her face and turned it to meet his gaze.  “You still can, you know.”

“Still can what?” Sandy asked, not realizing what he meant.

“Marry me,” he said, taking a pull from their last, shared cigarette. 

He had a seriousness to his tone that made her nervous. 

They were both quiet for a long few seconds.

Holden took a final drag of the cigarette and dipped his head so his lips were close to hers, almost touching.  He began slowly blowing smoke into her mouth. Their lips grazed slightly, before she pulled away.

Sandy would never forget the feel of his lips, or the look in his eyes as he said those words … marry me.

Within seconds, she made her way back to the guests, escaping the unmistakable love growing in her heart for her husband’s brother.


End of Book Excerpt



Go to http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R3NTPO4 to purchase the Kindle version today.
NOOK:  http://tinyurl.com/nookmerryxmastome
$2.99 (95 Pages)

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More Multicultural Romance Novel Series


Find links to two more great multicultural romance series reads below:







As always, I appreciate your readership, comments, and reviews. Have a great day!

Cassandra 

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Cassandra Black
*New* Romance Releases: 
From This Day Forward, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRG6HIS
Heart's Desire (Part 3), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0EPZ16
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M6KS9J6
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN, Part 2, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O4QXDAU 
Love After Capture,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KERXY3Y 
Heart's Desire ... (Part 2), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KU5GP5Y
*Recent* Romance Releases:  
Loving Logan, Part 3, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J6GTC0S
Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZKF8YK 
Loving a Texan from New Orleans, Parts 1, 2, and 3 ...   http://tinyurl.com/texan-romance-series 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Popular Multicultural Romance Novel Series: Loving a Texan from New Orleans

Popular Multicultural Romance Novel Series:

Overview:  She hadn't planned on falling in love on the trip to visit her daughter at Diesel Air Force Base. But there he was, like a ray of sunshine, in a tiny Texas military town. Hunter Wolf awakened feelings in Savannah she thought were dead. But could she take a chance, unafraid, after both their pasts? 


PART 1: "Loving a Texan from New Orleans: Meeting Hunter Wolf" -- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BB1BBC8 



PART 2: "Loving a Texan from New Orleans: The Beginning of Forever" -- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DWJPXJO 




PART 3: "Loving a Texan from New Orleans: Marriage & Intimacy" -- Note: Amazon has deemed this part of the series more “adult” in nature. As such, please use the link outlined to locate Part 3 on Amazon, or it may not readily show up with the series unless you click on “Show all Titles” (i.e., including adult) when you land on the series.  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GOJNIFK 




Full Series Link: "Loving a Texan from New Orleans," Parts 1, 2, and 3 ...   http://tinyurl.com/texan-romance-series 

As always, I appreciate your comments and your reviews. Have a great day! 

Cassandra 

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Cassandra Black
*New* Romance Releases: 
From This Day Forward, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRG6HIS
Heart's Desire (Part 3), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0EPZ16
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M6KS9J6
LOVING A COUNTRY MAN, Part 2, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O4QXDAU 
Love After Capture,  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KERXY3Y 
Heart's Desire ... (Part 2), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KU5GP5Y
*Recent* Romance Releases:  
Loving Logan, Part 3, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J6GTC0S
Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZKF8YK 
Loving a Texan from New Orleans, Parts 1, 2, and 3 ...   http://tinyurl.com/texan-romance-series