Michael – Risking Love Series

Michael – Olivia had spent enough time on memories of her ex-boyfriend’s abuse. She was going to put all of her efforts into her new business career. And try to convince her boss, Vice President Michael Evans, that the woman he’d been dating was nothing more than an opportunist and that she’d climb into bed with anyone that could get her to the top.

Michael, who lost his younger sister to an abusive relationship, was falling in love with Olivia. He kept his distance from her and waited patiently for a sign that she was ready for his love.

Michael is the sixth and last novel in the Risking Love series. The stories chart a group of friends through life and love. These steamy stories will have you laughing, crying, and your heart racing.


Jaq had no interest in a serious relationship because life at an early age had taught her that men weren’t to be trusted. But she met Patrick who soon had her thinking about risking her heart. For Patrick the time for Jaq dating other men had ended. He wanted her all to himself. But would she stay if she knew the secrets of his past? Patrick wasn’t the only man who wanted Jaq, and the other man was willing to kill to have her.

Carlie planned to finish at the top of her class, get a corporate job, and work her way up the ladder. She refused to risk having a life of poverty ever again. Within her plans, there was no room for a relationship. So she had sworn off men; especially the good Dr. Nicolas Antonis.Nicolas had other plans. They included her becoming his.As if Nicolas wasn’t a big enough distraction; Carlie had to worry about her roommate’s, abusive ex-boyfriend, coming for her too.

Violet had experienced a lot of loss in her life. She wasn’t sure if she could ever trust love again. That was until she fell for Joseph. The problem was he belonged to her friend, Bella. Could Violet risk her friendship over a man? If she did break that friendship, would it destroy her relationship with her closest girlfriends forever? If Violet risked her heart again and had a night of uncontrolled passion, would he abandon her like the others she had loved? Or would Joseph be her salvation?

Tessa seemed to have it all; her father’s fortune, men falling at her feet, and a fairly new but successful business. Secretly, all she longed for was her mother’s hug once more, her heartbroken widowed father acknowledging her existence, and the love of Tony. Recently divorced, from a selfish, demanding ex-wife, Tony Telesco wanted nothing to do with a rich, spoilt, daddy’s girl like Tessa. Would she be able to convince him she was not as she seemed?

Bella had watched her friends find the men of their dreams, while she’d wasted the last year with a man that had barely touched her. After meeting the mysterious businessman, Joshua, she was hopeful he’d add some passion to her life, only he kept leaving town, and had his longtime friend, Ava, house sit for him. What was up with that?

Joshua was finishing up a two-year ex-pat assignment overseas and couldn’t wait to get back home to the USA for good. Especially after meeting the sexy Italian beauty, Bella, who he hoped would still be single when he got back to Michigan.

Ava had other plans in mind for Josh, and they didn’t include Bella.



Thank you Eileen for having me on your wonderful Dragon’s Den Blog today. I’m excited to share with you and our friends the book launch of the fifth book in the Risking Love series. Black Velvet Seductions Publishing is having a grand sale for the event. See the details below. 

JOSHUA (Risking Love Book 5) Blurb 

Bella spent the last year with a man that barely touched her. It was high time that she got some hot, passionate sex. The only problem was it couldn’t be with just anybody. It had to be with someone special. 

Should she choose the gorgeous club owner? Or the mysterious, sexy businessman? Which of them would let her explore a secret desire for a little non-vanilla passion in and out of the bedroom? 

Excerpt from JOSHUA 

By Callie Carmen 

She huffed out air at the sight of me and folded her arms across her chest. Her olive skin had a flushed pink tint, and I would have sworn that she was pissed at me. 

Had I missed something? Had she wanted me to open her door? She didn’t seem the type that would like that kind of thing on such a casual type of date. I would have opened the door for her if we’d gone out to a nice restaurant, of course. But not here on the dirt driveway, with broken clam shells spread round. 

“What’s wrong? Are you mad at me for not opening your door? Or what?” 

She plopped her fisted hands onto her hips and gave me duck lips. 

She looked so adorable in that stance, with her eyes shooting fire, that I wanted to grab her and kiss those plump duck lips. But the next thing out of her mouth was. 

“Stai scherzando?” 

If memory served, she had just asked, “Are you kidding me?”  

Geez, was Bella going to be a high maintenance girl? I didn’t need a drama queen for a girlfriend. I was at a point in my life where I was looking for the love of my life. Someone that I had a strong connection with that matched both my passion and my intellect. I had thought that could be Bella, but now I wasn’t so sure, since she’d gotten her little panties in a wad over something so small.  

As I was about to say something, I was sure I’d regret, she held her hand straight up and said, “Don’t talk to me.”  

I wanted to take her over my knee to teach her a lesson. She was acting like a child. Then I remembered my mother’s favorite saying: Silence is sometimes the best answer. 

Right then, I felt something hit me in the head and drip onto my forehead. I looked at Bella. Her eyes were huge, and her mouth had dropped open. I swooshed my hand across my forehead and looked at it. There was a blob of bird shit. 

Bella burst out laughing. 

Figuring there was more than one way to deal with her bad attitude, I pretended like I was going to wipe my hand on her. She screeched and hightailed it down the path to the cottage. She laughed all the way there.  

I’d be damned, I roared along with her. Maybe this would work out. I followed her but kept enough distance between us that she could have fun thinking she had kept away from me.  

Joshua (Risking Love Novel Five) 



For a limited time the ebook is only .99c on Amazon for Joshua. 

PATRICK (Risking Love Book 1) Blurb 
Jaq had no interest in a serious relationship because life at an early age had taught her that men weren’t to be trusted. But she met Patrick who soon had her thinking about risking her heart.  

For Patrick the time for Jaq dating other men had ended. He wanted her all to himself. But would she stay if she knew the secrets of his past? Patrick wasn’t the only man who wanted Jaq, and the other man was willing to kill to have her.  

Patrick (Risking Love Book 1)  



To celebrate the launch of Joshua the first Risking Love novel Patrick, ebook is only .99c on Amazon NOW through December 31. 

Risking Love Box Set (eBooks 1-4) Blurb 

Take a risk on the Risking Love novels about six friends that are always there for each other. The Risking Love books are an emotionally charged exploration of the search for love and truth—in their relationships, their careers, and their hearts. These romantic stories will have you laughing, crying, and your heart racing. 

The Risking Love Box Set 


To celebrate the launch of Joshua the Risking Love Box Set (eBooks 1-4) is 50% off only $5.98 regularly $11.96 NOW through December 31. 

Love in Scrubs series

Love in Scrubs Book 1
by AJ Renee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
From the author of the St. Fleur series comes a fun tale of finding love in the emergency room.
The single life had been treating Hazel Rivera better than she’d anticipated. With no one to report to, she did as she pleased, which included if and when she’d have a man in her bed. She felt no shame in satisfying her own needs, but when toy-play goes wrong, she earns herself a visit to the emergency room.
Squirming in pain, the last thing she expected was to find a sexy nurse assigned to her room. She could lose herself in a man like him—sinful eyes, full lips, and a kindhearted attitude—but before she can catch Joshua Bradley again, she’s sent home.
When life hands them a second chance, will they risk their hearts?
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Love in Scrubs Book 2
Being stood up for a first date was the last thing on Ava King’s mind. Yet Mr. Wrong opened the door to Mr. Sexy, who’s already sitting next to her at the bar. One drink becomes two, and going against her own code, she goes home with the charming stranger.
Waking in Jason’s foreign bed sends her into a panic, and she escapes before any morning-after awkwardness can ensue.
Can fate bring them together again to see if their chemistry transcends one steamy night of passion?
Love in Scrubs Book Three
Nurse. Mom. Daughter. Natalia Kruze wore many hats, but mom was the role she was most proud of. As a single mom, she couldn’t be everywhere at once, but she had been blessed with a patient son and helpful parents. Dating wasn’t high on the priority list, so it was safe to say it had been years since she’d experienced any kind of electrifying spark from a man.
With her defenses low after missing another soccer game, a patient catches her eye. Sexy and decidedly stubborn, Wes Wilkins succeeds in leaving his ER visit with her number.
Had they finally found the love they deserved, or will they put their dreams second to their kids’ needs?
AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, Finding Love at the Falls…, and Kylie: Crossing Lines. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology while working at the library.
She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.
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