Flawless (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 1)

Love, California

Book 1
Sunny Palms Press
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A handsome celebrity chef. A treacherous ex. Can Verena Valent survive the biggest break of her career, or will it break her?

After a chance meeting with celebrity chef Lance Martel in Beverly Hills, Verena Valent realizes there's more to life than business. A trip to Paris and a surprise meeting with Lance ignites a romance Verena hadn't expected, though after a failed relationship, Verena has learned to protect her heart against those who seem too good to be true.

As heiress to a skincare empire, Verena Valent must navigate a dazzling yet treacherous world. Despite an international business tycoon and ex-fiancé who threatens her family business, Verena discovers that family, friends, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance with the chef who's stolen her heart?

Flawless is the first book in the Love California series of linked, stand-alone books that can be ready in any order. Set in Southern California with international travel, this fun series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams while navigating the turbulence of dating and family life.

Tasteful Women's Fiction, Rating: PG. Also available in audiobook. VIsit JanMoran.com.

BOOK AWARDS:
Reader's Favorite Bronze Award for Historical Fiction
San Diego Book Awards Finalist
The Kindle Book Review Book Awards Finalist

"Flawless is an astute, intelligent, gripping romance for the modern woman… a heroine you can't fail to care for and understand." - Hannah Fielding, Author of The Echoes of Love

"An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster

THE LOVE, CALIFORNIA SERIES:
FLAWLESS (Verena and Lance in Beverly Hills and Paris)
BEAUTY MARK (Scarlett and Johnny in Beverly Hills and Spain)
RUNWAY (Fianna and Niall in Malibu and Ireland)
ESSENCE (Dahlia and Alain in Paris and Monaco)
STYLE (Penelope and Stefan in New York and Copenhagen)
SPARKLE (Elena and Jake in LA and Sydney)

Discover Jan's sweeping HISTORICAL FICTION from St. Martin’s Press:
THE WINEMAKERS: A Novel of Wine and Secrets - A mother and daughter keep disastrous secrets from each other in Napa Valley and Italy of the 1950s.
SCENT OF TRIUMPH: A Novel of Perfume and Passion - A French perfumer’s obsession to reunite her family in the midst of WWII.
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About the author

 Jan Moran is a novelist and fiction author. Her stories are smart and stylish, and written with emotional depth. She often draws on her international travel and business experiences, infusing her books with realistic details. The Library Journal, Midwest Book Review and Kirkus have recommended her historical fiction novels, calling her heroines strong, complex, and resourceful.

Jan also writes historical novels for St. Martin's Press, including Scent of Triumph and The Winemakers. Her  nonfiction Fabulous Fragrances series earned a spot on the Rizzoli top ten bestseller books list.

She has been featured in prestigious media outlets, including CNN, Wall Street Journal, Women's Wear Daily, Allure, InStyle, O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Costco Connection. She has spoken before Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers, and on behalf of Edelman and DeVries clients. She lives in Southern California, where she is at work on her next historical novel and contemporary series.

Jan enjoys receiving letters and emails from readers, and she is available to speak to book clubs in person or by phone or online. Visit her website at JanMoran.com. Sign up to receive special offers.

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Sunny Palms Press
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Aug 30, 2014
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9780963906588
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English
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Sagas
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AUTHOR INTERVIEW 

Q – What's interesting about this contemporary women's fiction/romance series? 

A – The Love, California series is a blend of women's contemporary fiction with strong female leads, close girlfriend friendships, and romantic relationships. The single women in this series are stylish, creative, and smart, but like any of us, they sometimes make mistakes. I really enjoy helping them overcome their challenges. 

Q – Why should readers choose the Love, California series? 

A – Because they're fun, vicarious stories ripped from the glamorous world of beauty, yet infused with deep friendships and romantic relationships. My award-winning books have reached the top ten bestseller list in prestigious Rizzoli Bookstore, and as high as #14 on the Amazon Top 100 List for paid books. And I'm thrilled that my historical romance, Scent of Triumph, is published by St. Martin's Press, a leading New York publisher. 

Q – And what kind of books do you like to read? 

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Thank you for reading! And please visit me online at JanMoran.com 

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Is the terror linked to her family's ancient feudal past, or something else? Furthermore, can she leave Ireland with her heart intact, or will she lose it to only man she's ever loved? 

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW 

Q – What's interesting about this contemporary series? 

A – The Love, California series is a blend of women's contemporary fiction and romance with strong female leads, close girlfriend friendships, and romantic relationships. The single women in the Love, California series are stylish, creative, and smart, but like any of us, they sometimes make mistakes. I really enjoy helping them overcome their challenges. 

Q – Why should readers choose the Love, California series? 

A – Because they're fun, vicarious stories ripped from the glamorous world of beauty, yet infused with deep friendships and romantic relationships. My award-winning books have reached the top ten bestseller list in prestigious Rizzoli Bookstore, and as high as #14 on the Amazon Top 100 List for paid books. And I'm thrilled that my historical romances, Scent of Triumph and The Winemakers, are published by St. Martin's Press, a leading New York publisher. 

Q – And what kind of books do you like to read? 

A – I read widely across genres. I love Barbara Taylor Bradford family sagas series, Lauren Willig historical fiction books, Melissa Foster romance novel series, Elizabeth Adler epic sagas, Anita Hughes contemporary fiction novels, Danielle Steel strong female leads, Michelle Gable Paris novels, Marie Force romance best sellers, and Candace Bushnell contemporary fiction bestsellers. These are the ones I love to snuggle with by the fireplace. 

Thank you for reading! And please visit me online at JanMoran.com 

eBook Categories 

- Contemporary Fiction Novel Series 
- Family Saga Series 
- Romance Novel Series 
- Romantic Suspense Novels 
- Strong Female Leads 
- Women's Fiction 
- Friendship 
- Single Women
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Her denial not only threatens to derail her hard-won career, but it also endangers her life and the lives of those close to her. Johnny, a handsome Beverly Hills restaurant owner she's known all her life, offers his protection, but one fateful evening, their platonic friendship ignites. 

When Scarlett's world erupts and she discovers there is no way back to the life she once had, her other single friends help her through the turmoil. Can Scarlett mend her life, or has she made an irrevocable mistake in business, and in love? 

Beauty Mark is the second book in the Love, California series (formerly the Hostile Beauty series), but can also be read as a stand-alone novel. Follow a group of smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life in the business of beauty. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, this engaging series features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams. 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW 

Q – What's interesting about this contemporary women's fiction/romance series? 

A – The Love, California series is a blend of women's contemporary fiction with strong female leads, close girlfriend friendships, and romantic relationships. The single women in this series are stylish, creative, and smart, but like any of us, they sometimes make mistakes. I really enjoy helping them overcome their challenges. 

Q – Why should readers choose the Love, California series? 

A – Because they're fun, vicarious stories ripped from the glamorous world of beauty, yet infused with deep friendships and romantic relationships. My award-winning books have reached the top ten bestseller list in prestigious Rizzoli Bookstore, and as high as #14 on the Amazon Top 100 List for paid books. And I'm thrilled that my historical romance, Scent of Triumph, is published by St. Martin's Press, a leading New York publisher. 

Q – And what kind of books do you like to read? 

A – I read widely across genres. I love Barbara Taylor Bradford family sagas series, Lauren Willig historical fiction books, Melissa Foster romance novel series, Elizabeth Adler epic sagas, Anita Hughes contemporary fiction novels, Danielle Steel romance best sellers and strong female leads, Michelle Gable Paris novels, and Candace Bushnell contemporary fiction bestsellers. These are the ones I love to snuggle with by the fireplace. 

Thank you for reading! And please visit me online at JanMoran.com 

eBook Categories 

- Contemporary Fiction Novel Series 
- Contemporary Fiction Bestsellers 
- Family Saga Series 
- Romance Novel Series 
- Romance Bestsellers 
- Romantic Suspense Novels 
- Strong Female Leads 
- Women's Fiction Best Sellers 
- Friendship 
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FLAWLESS - When skincare-guru-to-the-stars Verena Valent meets Beverly Hills chef Lance Martel in Paris, she gets a second chance at love. Saving her grandmother’s Swiss skincare salon means everything to her, but will she find the courage to change her life?

BEAUTY MARK - In the glamorous world of high stakes beauty and fashion, Scarlett Sandoval is a top intellectual property attorney who jets between Los Angeles and Madrid. When a devious plot endangers her life, childhood friend Johnny Silva -- now a handsome Beverly Hills restaurant owner-- offers his protection, though their platonic friendship threatens to ignite in the Spanish countryside.

RUNWAY - After fashion designer Fianna Fitzgerald's debut runway show, a walk on the Malibu beach with reclusive Irish rock star Niall Finley nearly claims their lives when they get caught in high tides. From the runways of Los Angeles to Dublin, someone is trying to sabotage her debut season. Can she solve the mystery and leave Ireland with her heart intact?

Get your three-book set now to escape into a glamorous, feel-good get-away!

Tasteful Women's Fiction, Rating: PG. Also available in audiobook. Visit JanMoran.com.

THE LOVE, CALIFORNIA SERIES:
FLAWLESS (Verena and Lance in Beverly Hills and Paris)
BEAUTY MARK (Scarlett and Johnny in Beverly Hills and Spain)
RUNWAY (Fianna and Niall in Malibu and Ireland)
ESSENCE (Dahlia and Alain in Paris and Monaco)
STYLE (Penelope and Stefan in New York and Copenhagen)
SPARKLE (Elena and Jake in LA and Sydney)

Discover Jan's sweeping HISTORICAL FICTION from St. Martin’s Press:

THE WINEMAKERS: A Novel of Wine and Secrets - A mother and daughter keep disastrous secrets from each other in Napa Valley and Italy of the 1950s.
SCENT OF TRIUMPH: A Novel of Perfume and Passion - A French perfumer’s obsession to reunite her family in the midst of WWII.

BOOK AWARDS:

Reader's Favorite Bronze Award for Historical Fiction
San Diego Book Awards Finalist
 "An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people.'" - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster 
After Fianna Fitzgerald's debut runway showing of her fashion designs, a walk on the Malibu beach with reclusive rock star Niall Finley nearly claims their lives when they get caught in high tides. Will the bond they form in those critical moments be enough to last a lifetime? 

When Fianna left Ireland for America to follow her dream of becoming a fashion designer, she was determined to leave her family's ancient past behind and start fresh in Beverly Hills. Fianna never imagined that her goal would place her, and those who work for her, in jeopardy. From the fashion runways of Los Angeles to London, someone is trying to sabotage her debut season. As Fianna struggles between two vastly different worlds, her troubles mount, though her friends lend their support in her darkest hours. 

Is the terror linked to her family's ancient feudal past, or something else? Furthermore, can she leave Ireland with her heart intact, or will she lose it to only man she's ever loved? 

Runway is the third book in the series (but can be read as a stand-alone novel). Follow a group of smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life and love. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, this engaging series features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams. 


AUTHOR INTERVIEW 

Q – What's interesting about this contemporary series? 

A – The Love, California series is a blend of women's contemporary fiction and romance with strong female leads, close girlfriend friendships, and romantic relationships. The single women in the Love, California series are stylish, creative, and smart, but like any of us, they sometimes make mistakes. I really enjoy helping them overcome their challenges. 

Q – Why should readers choose the Love, California series? 

A – Because they're fun, vicarious stories ripped from the glamorous world of beauty, yet infused with deep friendships and romantic relationships. My award-winning books have reached the top ten bestseller list in prestigious Rizzoli Bookstore, and as high as #14 on the Amazon Top 100 List for paid books. And I'm thrilled that my historical romances, Scent of Triumph and The Winemakers, are published by St. Martin's Press, a leading New York publisher. 

Q – And what kind of books do you like to read? 

A – I read widely across genres. I love Barbara Taylor Bradford family sagas series, Lauren Willig historical fiction books, Melissa Foster romance novel series, Elizabeth Adler epic sagas, Anita Hughes contemporary fiction novels, Danielle Steel strong female leads, Michelle Gable Paris novels, Marie Force romance best sellers, and Candace Bushnell contemporary fiction bestsellers. These are the ones I love to snuggle with by the fireplace. 

Thank you for reading! And please visit me online at JanMoran.com 

eBook Categories 

- Contemporary Fiction Novel Series 
- Family Saga Series 
- Romance Novel Series 
- Romantic Suspense Novels 
- Strong Female Leads 
- Women's Fiction 
- Friendship 
- Single Women
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