Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Whew! What a week!

Hi All,

Hopefully this little note is finding you well!

Thanks to family and friends sending text messages, emails, inbox messages (from all over the world including Spain! Shout out to Fiona), I learned that my photo was on Amazon’s homepage! Here’s a screen shot:

That’s me… next to Janet Jackson!! NOTE: I had no clue that was her until an author friend told me (don’t talk about me).

So, anyway, none of this might be a big deal to some of you, but for me—it’s WILD! Lol! Of all of the fifty-million (I’m probably exaggerating) entrepreneurs who use Amazon’s platform to help support their small businesses, they included MY author photo to grace their popular homepage! Is that crazy??? Anyway, I was shocked and thrilled…and shocked!

Now…how it came to be…

Actually, I’m not sure how they chose me…or my photo, but a couple of months ago, an Amazon representative contacted me and asked if I’d be a part of a Black History Month project that they were working on. At first, I said thanks, but I can’t. It was around the holidays, I was late on meeting a book deadline, and I was mentally and physically exhausted. I didn’t think I could add another thing to my “to do” list. They understood, but asked when would be a good time for me to participate. Lol. Long story short, we agreed on a date and time for an interview, and I can honestly say, I’m glad I did it. The time commitment was short, they asked thought-provoking questions about my experience as an African American entrepreneur which turned into good conversation, and it was actually fun chatting with them.

So, I hadn’t heard anything else from them and had actually forgot about the interview…until I heard that my photo was on their home page. AND when I clicked on the photo, it led to a snippet of the telephone conversation that I’d had with them.

Here’s the link:

https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/company-news/celebrating-entrepreneurs-and-innovators-in-the-black-community#SC

I’m glad I said yes!

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MIND-BLOWING NEWS

Now for my BIG news…As of Thursday, February 18, 2021, I am a USA Today bestselling author! Yup, that’s right, it’s true! *insert scream here* And as you can imagine, I can’t stop grinning!

 

The authors of the FAMILY FIRST: Black Romance Box Set made the USA Today bestsellers list, and we are absolutely thrilled! BUT we know we couldn’t have accomplished this amazing feat on our own. I want to thank each and every one of you who purchased the box set, who helped us promote it, and /or those of you who told a friend about it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We appreciate all of you for your support!

And for those of you who haven’t grabbed your copy of the box set (8 stories from best selling authors), it’s not too late!

Get your copy today! *LIMITED TIME*

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kHdyOp

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/35KIXLt

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3fda30O

BN: https://bit.ly/3kNqYs5

Apple: https://apple.co/2IVND8b

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3lNbV2O

February 20, 2021 Posted by | Collaboration, Events, Just Thinking | , , , , , | Comments Off on Whew! What a week!

It’s Release Day! Family First Box Set – Now Available! #amreading #newrelease #romance #blacklove

Hi All! It’s release day! FAMILY FIRST “Limited Edition” box set is now available! Don’t miss out! 8 full-length stories for less than the price of one!

Get ready for captivating stories of passion, family ties, and Black love by bestselling authors!

This collection of stories contain your favorite tropes: second chance romance, foodie romance, secret baby, billionaires, and marriage of convenience. From Seattle to Memphis to Lagos, Nigeria and cities in between, you’ll meet heroes who make you swoon and heroines you’ll want to make your best friends.

The collection includes:

INVESTED by Iris Bolling

Myles Dunning, the thirty-five-year-old CEO of Dunning Bank and Trust, is fighting off one takeover attempt after another to save his family’s historical bank. Chrystina Price is a voluptuous, lovable, powerhouse, whose sole purpose in life is too uplift and protect the man she has loved from the first day they met. When the integrity of the family always comes first is it worth Investing in love.

LOVE UNDER CONTRACT by Sharon C. Cooper, Award-winning and bestselling author

Sumeera Robinson refuses to settle for less than she desires, even if what she craves is the sexy Nicolas Jenkins-Moore. She’s ready for marriage and a family, but his five-year plan has those items at the bottom of the list. When Sumeera walks out of his life, Nicolas realizes what he’s lost and will stop at nothing to win her back.

UNFORGETTABLE by Delaney Diamond, USA Today Bestselling Author

Ivy Johnson is stunned when Lucas Baylor makes an appearance at her family’s event in Seattle. When her deception is revealed, it throws his life into a tailspin and forces them to face the truth of their feelings for each other—feelings they’ve both tried in vain to forget.

#BLESSED BY MALAKAI by Sherelle Green

Overnight, Malakai Madden becomes a social media legend after the #BlessedMyMalakai hashtag starts trending. Avery Nightingale is the perfect image consultant to get his life back on track. However, avoiding their explosive chemistry proves to be a bigger distraction than either of them bargained for.

EVENINGS WITH BRYSON by Tina Martin, Three-time Emma Award Winner, including Author of the Year, Book of The Year Award Winner, multiple Amazon #1 new releases

Kalina Cooper doesn’t believe in love since watching her father walk out on her mother years ago. But when she meets Bryson Blackstone in her aunt’s cafe, he challenges everything she thinks she knows about life and love and reveals secrets about her family that she otherwise would’ve never known.

SAFE WITH ME by Stephanie Nicole Norris

Samiyah Manhattan is mourning the death of her six-year marriage when she vows never to trust men again. Celebrity ex-boxer turned business mogul, Jonas Alexander Rose never takes women too seriously. However, when he meets the beautiful Samiyah mulling over a mimosa, Jonas is overwhelmed by the heart throbbing heated attraction, and now he is on a mission to explore this thing called love.

COOKING UP LOVE by Candace Shaw

When Shelbi Arrington foregoes her medical residency, the last thing she’s searching for is love. However, that’s just what the doctor prescribes when she meets chef Justin Richardson, who is leery of doctors because of his mother’s death years ago. As their relationship heats up, Shelbi learns of a shocking revelation which may extinguish their flame.

KEEPING SECRETS by Kiru Taye

Have you ever loved someone and didn’t know it? That’s the dilemma facing Felix when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and most sensual woman he’s ever known. However, will he still feel the same way when he regains his memory and realises she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?

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Get your box set TODAY! 

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | BN | Apple | Kobo

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THERE IS ALSO A HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Enter for your chance to win (two winners):

Prize #1 – 8 signed paperback copies of participating authors’ book 2, reader’s choice of a $50 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!

Prize #2 – Reader’s choice of a $25 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!

Enter HERE

You must enter by February 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win.

Open to U.S. AND international entrants.

February 9, 2021 Posted by | Collaboration, New Release | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on It’s Release Day! Family First Box Set – Now Available! #amreading #newrelease #romance #blacklove

Family First Blog Tour and Giveaway! #familyfirst #Booktour #romance #blacklove #giveaway

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome to 2021! I’m kicking off this year with participating in a blog tour. That’s right, the collaboration that I’m a part of -FAMILY FIRST – is on tour! Help us spread the word about this awesome collection of stories. AND we have a giveaway that you don’t want to miss out on!
Family First
A Black Romance Boxed Set
with stories by
Iris Bolling, Sharon C. Cooper, Delaney Diamond, Sherelle Green,
Tina Martin, Stephanie Nicole Norris, Candace Shaw, Kiru Taye
Pre-order your copy for only 99 cents (before the price goes to $4.99 on release day).
Inside the pages of this limited edition box set is an introduction to 8 family series containing 8 contemporary romance novels from bestselling authors. Get ready for captivating stories of passion, family ties, and Black love!
The collection contains your favorite tropes: second chance romance, foodie romance, secret baby, billionaires, and marriage of convenience. From Seattle to Memphis to Lagos, Nigeria and cities in between, you’ll meet heroes who make you swoon and heroines you’ll want to make your best friends.

The collection includes:

INVESTED by Iris Bolling
Myles Dunning, the thirty-five-year-old CEO of Dunning Bank and Trust, is fighting off one takeover attempt after another to save his family’s historical bank. Chrystina Price is a voluptuous, lovable, powerhouse, whose sole purpose in life is too uplift and protect the man she has loved from the first day they met. When the integrity of the family always comes first is it worth Investing in love.
https://irisbolling.com/
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LOVE UNDER CONTRACT by Sharon C. Cooper
 Award-winning and Bestselling Author
Sumeera Robinson refuses to settle for less than she desires, even if what she craves is the sexy Nicolas Jenkins-Moore. She’s ready for marriage and a family, but his five-year plan has those items at the bottom of the list. When Sumeera walks out of his life, Nicolas realizes what he’s lost and will stop at nothing to win her back.
https://sharoncooper.net/
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UNFORGETTABLE by Delaney Diamond
USA Today Bestselling Author
Ivy Johnson is stunned when Lucas Baylor makes an appearance at her family’s event in Seattle. When her deception is revealed, it throws his life into a tailspin and forces them to face the truth of their feelings for each other—feelings they’ve both tried in vain to forget.
https://www.delaneydiamond.com/
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#BLESSED BY MALAKAI by Sherelle Green
Award-winning and Bestselling Author
Overnight, Malakai Madden becomes a social media legend after the #BlessedMyMalakai hashtag starts trending. Avery Nightingale is the perfect image consultant to get his life back on track. However, avoiding their explosive chemistry proves to be a bigger distraction than either of them bargained for.
https://sherellegreen.com/
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EVENINGS WITH BRYSON by Tina Martin
Three-time Emma Award Winner, including Author of the Year, Book of The Year Award Winner, multiple Amazon #1 new releases
Kalina Cooper doesn’t believe in love since watching her father walk out on her mother years ago. But when she meets Bryson Blackstone in her aunt’s cafe, he challenges everything she thinks she knows about life and love and reveals secrets about her family that she otherwise would’ve never known.
https://www.tinamartin.net/
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SAFE WITH ME by Stephanie Nicole Norris
Award-winning and Bestselling Author
Samiyah Manhattan is mourning the death of her six-year marriage when she vows never to trust men again. Celebrity ex-boxer turned business mogul, Jonas Alexander Rose never takes women too seriously. However, when he meets the beautiful Samiyah mulling over a mimosa, Jonas is overwhelmed by the heart throbbing heated attraction, and now he is on a mission to explore this thing called love.
https://stephanienicolenorris.com/
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COOKING UP LOVE by Candace Shaw
Award-winning and Bestselling Author
When Shelbi Arrington foregoes her medical residency, the last thing she’s searching for is love. However, that’s just what the doctor prescribes when she meets chef Justin Richardson, who is leery of doctors because of his mother’s death years ago. As their relationship heats up, Shelbi learns of a shocking revelation which may extinguish their flame.
https://candaceshaw.net/
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KEEPING SECRETS by Kiru Taye
Have you ever loved someone and didn’t know it? That’s the dilemma facing Felix when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and most sensual woman he’s ever known. However, will he still feel the same way when he regains his memory and realizes she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?
https://www.kirutaye.com/
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PREORDER TODAY for only 99 cents! *Limited Time*
*Release date: February 9, 2021
Add to Goodreads
Amazon US * Amazon UK * Amazon CA * Apple * B&N * Kobo
Prize #1 – 8 signed paperback copies of participating authors’ book 2 AND reader’s choice of a $50 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!
Prize #2 – Reader’s choice of a $25 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!

Click HERE to enter for your chance to win!

 

January 8, 2021 Posted by | Collaboration | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sale! Sale! And Giveaway! #amreading #romance #giveaway

Hi All!

‘Tis the season for a couple of sales! OH, and there’s also a giveaway that you don’t want to miss! More on that in a minute.

Look what’s on sale for only $0.99 – BETRAYED (Atlanta’s Finest)! *LIMITED TIME*

When secrets turn into lies…

Former DEA agent Angelo González’s final undercover operation exploded in a betrayal he’ll never forget or forgive. He’s moved on. As one of Atlanta’s Finest, providing personal security for the rich and famous, Angelo is living his best life—until he has to play fake boyfriend to one of their clients. Not just any client. A client who stirs something so sensually intense inside him, he’s not sure he can fake anything.

Singing sensation Zenobia Westfield’s troubled past and poor judgment, especially with men, nearly destroyed her life. Music saved her, but now her safety is in jeopardy, forcing her to seek personal security. Angelo is more than she expected. Dangerously sexy. Fearless. Attentive. The attraction sizzling between them is impossible to ignore, but her track record with men has her treading lightly.

When the threat against Zenobia escalates, Angelo will stop at nothing to protect her. But lies and treachery come to the forefront. Will another betrayal destroy their newfound love? Or will Angelo realize in time that Zenobia is a woman worth fighting for?

Get your copy for 99 cents! *LIMITED TIME*

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Apple | Kobo

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LOVE AT LAST – 99 cents on Apple (iTunes) ONLY! *LIMITED TIME*

Carolyn Jenkins has never had a problem getting a man, but keeping one is another story. After two failed marriages and numerous short-term relationships, she’s ready to wave the white flag and give up on love. Yet, with Christmas quickly approaching, she dreads spending the holiday alone. Will a chance encounter with a handsome stranger make all of her Christmas wishes come true?

After thirty years of a nearly perfect marriage, widower Lincoln Richwood struggles to move on with his life. The idea of dating at his age seems daunting … until he meets the vivacious Carolyn Jenkins. Normally a straitlaced kind of guy, there’s just something about the woman that tempts him to walk on the wild side.

Opposites attract, but will their differences derail their relationship, and keep them from embracing the love they both desire?

Get your copy for only $0.99!  Apple

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Other book retailers for only $2.99!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Kobo

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If you haven’t preordered your copy of FAMILY FIRST: 8 stories of passion, family ties, and the beauty of black love, for 99 cents, there’s still time! AND we have a giveaway (see below for details)!

𝐏𝐫𝐞-𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝟗𝟗 𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬! 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 $𝟒.𝟗𝟗 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞.

Inside the pages of this limited edition box set is an introduction to 8 family series containing 8 contemporary romance novels from bestselling authors. Get ready for captivating stories of passion, family ties, and Black love!

The collection contains your favorite tropes: second chance romance, foodie romance, secret baby, billionaires, and marriage of convenience. From Seattle to Memphis to Lagos, Nigeria and cities in between, you’ll meet heroes who make you swoon and heroines you’ll want to make your best friends.

The collection includes:

INVESTED by Iris Bolling

LOVE UNDER CONTRACT by Sharon C. Cooper

UNFORGETTABLE by Delaney Diamond

#BLESSED BY MALAKAI by Sherelle Green

EVENINGS WITH BRYSON by Tina Martin

SAFE WITH ME by Stephanie Nicole Norris

COOKING UP LOVE by Candace Shaw

KEEPING SECRETS by Kiru Taye

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PREORDER TODAY for only 99 cents! *Limited Time*

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | BN | Apple | Kobo

Release Day: February 9, 2021

 

GIVEAWAY!

The authors of FAMILY FIRST have a giveaway! Enter for your chance to win (two winners):

Prize #1 – 8 signed paperback copies of participating authors’ book 2, reader’s choice of a $50 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!

Prize #2 – Reader’s choice of a $25 giftcard (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes) OR PayPal cash!

Enter HERE 

More Details:

Giveaway starts – December 4, 2020 and ends February 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.

Open to U.S. and international entrants.

*Winners will be notified via email*

December 9, 2020 Posted by | Betrayed, Collaboration, Preorder, Sale | , , , , | Comments Off on Sale! Sale! And Giveaway! #amreading #romance #giveaway

Another Collaboration! Family First – A Limited Edition Box Set #comingsoon #romance #blacklove

Hi All! Now this is something you don’t want to miss out on! Family First: 8 stories of passion, family ties, and the beauty of black love

Pre-order your copy for only 99 cents! The price goes to $4.99 after release.

Inside the pages of this limited edition box set is an introduction to 8 family series containing 8 contemporary romance novels from bestselling authors. Get ready for captivating stories of passion, family ties, and Black love!

The collection contains your favorite tropes: second chance romance, foodie romance, secret baby, billionaires, and marriage of convenience. From Seattle to Memphis to Lagos, Nigeria and cities in between, you’ll meet heroes who make you swoon and heroines you’ll want to make your best friends.

The collection includes:

INVESTED by Iris Bolling

Myles Dunning, the thirty-five-year-old CEO of Dunning Bank and Trust, is fighting off one takeover attempt after another to save his family’s historical bank. Chrystina Price is a voluptuous, lovable, powerhouse, whose sole purpose in life is too uplift and protect the man she has loved from the first day they met. When the integrity of the family always comes first is it worth Investing in love.

LOVE UNDER CONTRACT by Sharon C. Cooper, Award-winning and bestselling author

Sumeera Robinson refuses to settle for less than she desires, even if what she craves is the sexy Nicolas Jenkins-Moore. She’s ready for marriage and a family, but his five-year plan has those items at the bottom of the list. When Sumeera walks out of his life, Nicolas realizes what he’s lost and will stop at nothing to win her back.

UNFORGETTABLE by Delaney Diamond, USA Today Bestselling Author

Ivy Johnson is stunned when Lucas Baylor makes an appearance at her family’s event in Seattle. When her deception is revealed, it throws his life into a tailspin and forces them to face the truth of their feelings for each other—feelings they’ve both tried in vain to forget.

#BLESSED BY MALAKAI by Sherelle Green

Overnight, Malakai Madden becomes a social media legend after the #BlessedMyMalakai hashtag starts trending. Avery Nightingale is the perfect image consultant to get his life back on track. However, avoiding their explosive chemistry proves to be a bigger distraction than either of them bargained for.

EVENINGS WITH BRYSON by Tina Martin, Three-time Emma Award Winner, including Author of the Year, Book of The Year Award Winner, multiple Amazon #1 new releases

Kalina Cooper doesn’t believe in love since watching her father walk out on her mother years ago. But when she meets Bryson Blackstone in her aunt’s cafe, he challenges everything she thinks she knows about life and love and reveals secrets about her family that she otherwise would’ve never known.

SAFE WITH ME by Stephanie Nicole Norris

Samiyah Manhattan is mourning the death of her six-year marriage when she vows never to trust men again. Celebrity ex-boxer turned business mogul, Jonas Alexander Rose never takes women too seriously. However, when he meets the beautiful Samiyah mulling over a mimosa, Jonas is overwhelmed by the heart throbbing heated attraction, and now he is on a mission to explore this thing called love.

COOKING UP LOVE by Candace Shaw

When Shelbi Arrington foregoes her medical residency, the last thing she’s searching for is love. However, that’s just what the doctor prescribes when she meets chef Justin Richardson, who is leery of doctors because of his mother’s death years ago. As their relationship heats up, Shelbi learns of a shocking revelation which may extinguish their flame.

KEEPING SECRETS by Kiru Taye

Have you ever loved someone and didn’t know it? That’s the dilemma facing Felix when he wakes from a coma to find he is married to the most beautiful and most sensual woman he’s ever known. However, will he still feel the same way when he regains his memory and realises she’s been keeping secrets and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?

Preorder your copy today!

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | BN | Apple | Kobo

November 20, 2020 Posted by | Collaboration | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Irresistible Husband Series! #comingsoon #romancenovels @DelaneyDiamond @1Slynne

Hi All!

I have some exciting news! I am collaborating with authors Sheryl Lister and Delaney Diamond to bring you the enticing and sexy Irresistible Husband Series! Coming, September 10, 2020! You don’t want to miss this series! Preorder today!

About the stories:

SHOW ME – Sharon C. Cooper

Just when he thought finding a wife was out of his reach

Colton “Cole” Eubanks is laser focused on building wealth and settling down with a special woman before he turns forty. Accomplishing one out of two isn’t bad. Unfortunately, there’s no ‘love of his life’ on the horizon, unless he counts the one woman who’s been starring in his nightly dreams—Malaya Radcliff.

After being dependent on one person after another for years, Malaya has finally learned to stand on her own. There’s only one thing she hasn’t been able to accomplish—gain full custody of her daughter. Her ex-husband never fights fair. His wealth always wins. This time Malaya’s determined to come out on top.

So when Cole, the man she’s been secretly in lust with for over a year, makes her an offer she’d be crazy to refuse, Malaya wants to say yes. But that means sacrificing her newfound independence. Yet, his enticing proposal has her thinking—why not?

Preorder your copy today!

Amazon | Amazon UK Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Kobo | itunes 

Website: https://sharoncooper.net/

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DO ME – Sheryl Lister

Staring forty in the face, Braxton Harper is accustomed to having everything in his life fall into its precise place. Only he hasn’t found that special one and he refuses to settle for anything less than a woman who is his perfect match. The moment Londyn Grant dances into his life, Braxton is convinced he’s found her. Kiss by sizzling kiss, the sexy doctor slowly lets her guard down. Now, if she’d only let him into her heart…

Londyn knows heartbreak. By day, the psychologist counsels others, but she has yet to find a way to heal her own heart. The last thing she wants is another relationship. However, sensual and sensitive Braxton tempts her to open up and, for the first time in her life, she’s letting passion rule. But it’s going to take a little therapeutic intervention—in and out of the bedroom—to get Londyn to see that this time she’s found the real thing.

Preorder your copy today!

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

Find Sheryl online at: www.sheryllister.com

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LOVE ME – Delaney Diamond

Hard-working corporate attorney Axel Becker has tried settling down in the past, but when the relationship didn’t work out, he focused on his career to the exclusion of everything else. Enter, Naphressa St. James. The sexy project manager is a former lover and reminds him of what his life could be—fun, exciting. She’s just the woman he might need to shake him out of a rut, but convincing her they belong together will be a lot harder than he expected.

Naphressa admits she and Axel have chemistry, but she’s not looking for marriage—again. Been there, done that. Except the more time she spends with Axel, the more she finds the idea of settling down with him to be downright…irresistible.

Preorder your copy today!

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Nook | Kobo

Find Delaney online at: http://www.delaneydiamond.com

August 11, 2020 Posted by | Authors, Collaboration, Coming Soon | , , , , , | Comments Off on Irresistible Husband Series! #comingsoon #romancenovels @DelaneyDiamond @1Slynne