Monday, August 14, 2017

SARAH’S JOURNEY, by Cassandra Black (Contemporary Romance)

SARAH’S JOURNEY


By Cassandra Black 

(Contemporary Romance)



Overview:

SARAH’S JOURNEY: Sarah was a supportive wife, loving mother and perfect host. She stood behind her husband as he grew his law practice from a small firm to the pinnacle of success. Her dreams, her very identity, centered on her family -- and she loved every second of life as Ms. Sarah Owens. 

Their son was in college, two steps from law school, and she and John could finally look forward to each other. They could spend more time together; even travel a bit. For years he’d planned to cut back and spend more time at home once he brought on more partners. 

But after almost twenty one years of marriage, her husband announced he’d fallen in love with another woman. 

Losing her San Bernardino estate home in the divorce settlement, Sarah travels cross country to a small Georgia mountain town to settle in what was once “their” vacation home. She’s suddenly alone, angry and afraid; but she must somehow gather the pieces of self and start all over again -- in life, career, and maybe in love.
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PREVIEW:

Chapter 1


“Awwwwww!” The silent wails had grown into desperate howls. She violently shook her head from side to side to fight off the flood of memories that had led her to this point in her life. Sarah remembered that dreadful Christmas Eve morning seven months ago, when John left her. 

“Where are you going, John?” Her husband slid into his cashmere traveling coat and draped his argyle scarf around his neck. 

“I'm leaving Sarah.” He grabbed the suitcase from the king size bed and headed to the wide hallway outside the master suite leading to the stairs.

“Leaving? What are you talking about, where are you going?” She asked, pulling her silk robe tight around her tiny waist.

John stopped in his tracks, but did not look back at her. “You know where,” he said calmly. “We've talked about this.”

“John, this is a phase, I've forgiven you. We can work it out.” She ran after him pleading.

“Damn-it, Sarah, it's no phase!” John turned to look at her. “I love her, I don't love you anymore!” His face was red. She could see hurt in his eyes. 

Sarah tugged at her husband's arm. “John, we can work it out, please.” Sarah's thin, blonde hair flailed as she grabbed at the scarf around his neck.

“John, please, no John, please!” she cried out.

He tried to grab Sarah's arm. His grip loosened on the suitcase and it toppled down the stairs. 

“Sarah, calm down!” He shook her. “I'm sorry,” he said. A tear rolled down his face. “I never meant to hurt you,” he choked. “I'm so sorry, Sarah.” He looked into her eyes. “God forgive me, I'm so sorry, sweetheart.”

“You bastard!” Sarah reached out and slapped her husband across the face. 

“Bastard!” Before she knew it, she had charged forward and clawed at him like a crazed animal. With all her might, she pushed him down the marble stairs. John twisted and turned, trying to cling to the garland draping the banister, as he tumbled helplessly down the stairs. 

“Johhhnnnn!” Sarah ran after him. “John!” Her husband lay heaped at the bottom of the stairs. She could see blood trickling from his head onto the white marble floor.

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Romantic Breaks in The Cotswolds


Romantic Breaks in The Cotswolds

Probably England's oldest hotel ...




The Old Bell Hotel




The Cotswolds has been named one of the most romantic places to take a break, and it is not surprising to see why.  If you are looking for a special place for a Valentine’s break away, then look no further.
Walk hand-in-hand through the picturesque Cotswolds countryside and experience true romance in the charming Cotswolds towns and villages.  The beautiful Cotswolds are notorious for romantic breaks with a plethora of luxurious romantic hotels, gorgeous romantic bed and breakfasts and romantic secluded cottages to choose from throughout the area ... http://www.cotswolds.com/inspire-me/romantic-breaks


Multicultural Romance, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, Cassandra Black

Multicultural Romance

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD

by Cassandra Black


#MulticulturalRomance, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, Cassandra Black








BOOK OVERVIEW: 

Loretta thought back to the days when she felt pretty; she remembered a younger “her,” when she felt light-hearted and free. But life, household duties, being a single mother, and working her fingers to the bone for over two decades at a job that had been less than fulfilling, had taken its toll on her mind and her body …but not on her spirit, and not on her soul. 

She was glad she’d made the move to California -- because it was for her. It didn't have anything to do with anybody else. And, finally, she’d given herself permission to let that be okay.

She loved Bordeaux Valley, a little enclave of Napa County, filled with wine vineyards, a beautiful coastline, majestic mountains, and her childhood friend, Velma Jones. 

Nope, she didn't have one regret about picking up and leaving Detroit to start a new life. And meeting Alonzo Thornton, the handsome Italian vineyard owner --who had the unique ability to make her blush every time he glanced in her direction --had been a wonderful surprise.

But she and the intriguing man get off on the wrong foot when they meet in Baggage Claim in the tiny village airport near San Francisco. 

Will preconceived notions keep Alonzo and Loretta from exploring the depths of a fiery mutual attraction? 

Or will unbridled passion, stoked by being at similar points in life, be enough to move them in the direction of each other -- and maybe in the direction of forever?

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BWWM Multicultural Romance



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As always, THANK YOU for stopping by! 
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

MONTANA LOVE, Multicultural Romance

MONTANA LOVE, Multicultural Romance, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XLD9HNY


MONTANA LOVE, Multicultural Romance, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XLD9HNY (Kindle)



**Press Release** MONTANA LOVE, Multicultural Romance Novel


Disclaimer:  Press Release "Reprint" from July 9, 2015.
Author Cassandra Black has released a new multicultural romance entitled Montana Love. Set in the Midwest, this love story chronicles one woman's journey from 'busy career woman' to 'new mom', in a sleepy Montana town, with a handsome rancher nearby.

Montana Love, a new love story by multicultural romance author Cassandra Black, focuses on a busy career woman’s path being derailed when she suddenly finds herself responsible for the well-being of her small godson. But while on the trip in the Midwest, which was supposed to be temporary, she discovers much more than she bargained for -- in life and possibly in love -- when her notions of friendship and love are put to the test. 

Read the full book overview below.

Romance Novel Overview

Cynthia Alexander is on her way to the Midwest to babysit her godson. Her friend Thelma and hubby have planned a long overdue honeymoon, and Cynthia has agreed to help out. 

Two weeks in Cattlewood, a sleepy Montana town -- hold-up on a ranch with a feisty four-year-old -- is certainly not her idea of a relaxing vacation, but the timing really couldn’t be more perfect. The law firm is in the midst of relocating its downtown offices to another building, and everyone’s caseload is coming to a strategic halt. 

Cynthia knows a break from her fast-paced career as a corporate attorney will do her some good because she’s been on the fast-track too long. 

While many of her friends from college are married with children, in Cynthia’s world, settling down is nowhere on the radar -- especially in the midst of competing for the coveted partnership position at hand. No husband and babies for her, and she likes it that way just fine … but for those occasional moments of loneliness in the middle of the night. 

But unforeseen circumstances suddenly thrust her into a position where she’s left as guardian of the little boy, and life as she’s known it comes to a screeching halt. She’s suddenly a single mother in an environment that is as foreign to her as running a ranch. 

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Handsome rancher Dexter Callahan can see the ‘little lady’ is out of her element in Sheppard County, especially with Dennis the Menace underfoot. The boy is a handful; Dex knows from personal experience. Carson gives his own mother a run for her money, so it amuses him to see Cynthia trying to keep up. 

Dexter would like nothing more than to help the newcomer get settled -- for the child’s sake and for his own personal reasons -- if she wasn’t so stubborn and hell-bent on leaving. 

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Cynthia has decided this cannot be her fate. She has one thing on her mind: getting back to San Francisco. But after a little while, she can’t deny there is something irresistible about Montana, the little boy … and Dexter Callahan. Spending time with them has her taking a closer and sometimes painful look at her priorities and how she’s been living her life, and it has her reconsidering the idea of settling in the Midwest.

Read a Free Book Sample

Read a free sample of Montana Love on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XLD9HNY or on Barnes and Noble.

About the Author, Cassandra Black

Cassandra Black specializes in writing mini romances, but she’s also penned several small business titles. Born and raised in the South, she recently transitioned her business to the Caribbean. The proud mother of a United States Serviceman, Cassandra is now settling into the second phase of her life, writing books by the sea.

Visit Amazon (Read a free sample of Montana Love on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XLD9HNY Read a free sample of Montana Love on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XLD9HNY) and Barnes and Noble to find her romance novels. See for her small business guides.

The Book Publisher

Stone Cottage Books is a boutique, electronic publisher with titles on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, Google Play, and other internet outlets. Visit http://www.stonecottagebooks.com for more information. 

Where to Find the New Release


Montana Love
 can be found on Amazon, B&N and All Romance eBooks. 



Cassandra Black, Romance Author
Montana Love

Multicultural Romance Novels

Find Multicultural Romance Novels and More at http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Black/e/B005BU7Y44.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

 Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove


The Series:  Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove -- Multicultural Romance, by Cassandra Black
  http://tinyurl.com/sweetwater-series





Find Multicultural Romance Novels and More at http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Black/e/B005BU7Y44.

THANK YOU for stopping by! 

Cassandra Black




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Writers to Watch Fall 2017

Anticipated Debuts -- Writers to Watch Fall 2017



https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/profiles/article/74148-writers-to-watch-fall-2017.html


Cassandra Black



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DIY: How to Self-Publish an Audiobook


https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/65937-diy-self-publishing-audiobooks.html



Is Trump Ruining Book Sales?

Is Trump Ruining Book Sales?


Trump’s Presidential win has sent a rippling effect through the book publishing world, affecting authors, booksellers, editors, agents, and publicists.


"Authors and publishers alike are finding that it's hard to sell books in a political climate where truth is stranger than fiction" ... https://newrepublic.com/article/144029/trump-ruining-book-sales

Related:  Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments
By SOPAN DEB
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/arts/nea-neh-endowments-trump.html



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