My Forever Valentine

Due South

Book 5
Icon Publishing
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 Love small town romance and Happily Ever Afters?

Dive into the Stewart Island world to find out what your favorite characters are doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with these four short and sweet romance stories.

Shaye & Del:
Does Del’s stay in hospital after donating a kidney to his dad mean a Valentine’s Day spent alone? Not if his sexy fiancée, Shaye, can pull off some ninja moves and sneak into his room for a little romance…

Piper & West: 
Piper attempts to cook a Valentine’s dinner for two—guess how well that’ll turn out? But the results are a little unexpected…

Carly & Kip:
An overnight hike on the beautiful Rakiura track is not what Carly had in mind for a romantic evening with her hottie barman. Kip, however, has an ulterior motive…

Kezia & Ben:
Nothing will go wrong…the most dangerous phrase in the English language, especially when used to describe a Valentine’s Day surprise for Kezia and Ben.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because these four short stories of approximately 3,000 words each contain spoilers, they are intended to be read and enjoyed after the first 4 Stewart Island books. 


MY FOREVER VALENTINE is the fifth installment of Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling Stewart Island books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances with a touch of humor, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. 

Download your copy of My Forever Valentine and dive into the sensual Stewart Island world today! 
Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the steamier side. 

Praise for the Stewart Island series!

"It’s official…I’m hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealand…men that is!!!" ~ Swept Away By Romance 

"Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling." ~ InD’Tale Magazine

"Just as the must-read series of Donna Kauffman (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove), Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor), Terri Osburn (Anchor Island), Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island), Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores) have entranced me with their seaside settings and caring communities - so has Tracey Alvarez - and I'm adding her series to my must-read shelf too."~ Fab Fantasy Fiction


Don’t miss any of the Stewart Island books!
Book 1:
 In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West.
Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben.
Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del.
Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip.
Book 5: My Forever Valentine. Due South Short Stories. 
Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford.
Book 7: Drawing Me In. Featuring Bree and Harley.  
Book 7.5: Kissing The Bride. A Due South Short Story. 
Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe. Coming May 2017

Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, romantic short stories, short stories, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, relationships, friendship, friends with benefits, wedding, engagement, pregnancy, heartwarming romance, island romance series, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

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Book 1
Hiding in plain sight just got complicated…

 

Lauren Taylor and her young son have fled back to her hometown to escape fame’s cruel spotlight, and all she wants to do is start over. No press, no pictures, no problem. Until Nate Fraser, a sexy photojournalist, moves in next door. Resisting his kisses and keeping her secrets soon become the hardest thing she’s ever done.

 

Nate’s got one foot out the door and one last assignment before he resumes his nomadic lifestyle, camera in hand. His every instinct screams that his beautiful but unwelcoming neighbour is hiding something. He couldn’t care less when it’s difficult enough to keep his eyes—and lips—off of her. No matter how much Nate attempts to keep his heart out of reach, he’s drawn into her life. But a guy like him can never have what he wants most. Can he?


HIDE YOUR HEART is the first story in Tracey Alvarez’s Bounty Bay series, set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Welcome to Bounty Bay, where the reward of true love is a price only some are willing to pay.

Download your copy of Hide Your Heart today and uncover the secret lives and hidden passions simmering in New Zealand’s sultry, subtropical Far North. Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the sensual side.

 

Praise for the Bounty Bay series!

"Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand." ~ Spellbound Book Reviews

"Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey's books." ~ Retailer review

"Tracey Alvarez has written a finely crafted, well written romance. Sexy and delightful and full of family values." ~The Book Date

"Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them." ~ Rachel Lawrence Books


Don’t miss any of the Bounty Bay books!
Book 1: Hide Your Heart. Featuring Lauren and Nate.
Book 2: Know Your Heart. Featuring Savannah and Glen.
Book 3: Teach Your Heart. Featuring Gracie and Owen. 
Book 4: Mend Your Heart. Featuring Natalie and Isaac. Coming 2017
Book 5: Break My Heart. Featuring Vanessa and Sam. Coming 2017

Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, ex model, photojournalist, beach romance, coastal romance, romance with kids, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, holiday romance, Christmas Romance, sensual, escape down under, family relationships, friendship, multicultural, Maori culture, friends with benefits, affair, single mom, heartwarming romance, single parent romance, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

 

Tracey Alvarez
 Read the first two standalone romance novels from USA Today bestselling author Tracey Alvarez’s Stewart Island and Bounty Bay series.

In Too Deep (Stewart Island Book 1)

Two hearts. A second chance. Everything on the line…

Ryan "West" Westlake belongs on the island. It's in his blood and who he is. Nobody can deny that. When Piper Harland walked out of his life years ago, West let her go. He'd never stand in the way of a woman and her dreams. But now that she's back, their past smacks him right in the face.  With tempers flared and desires heightened, West just might realize what he lost so long ago.

Second chances, vacation romance, small town romance, first love, New Zealand romance, island romance, diving, police officer, big family.

 

Hide Your Heart (Bounty Bay Book 1)

Lauren Taylor and her young son have run away from the glittering streets of Manhattan to move back to her New Zealand hometown. She’s cut all ties with her ex, and anything else that reminds her of her former life. She thought she’d be safe in the middle-of-nowhere, but her sexy new neighbor is about to ruin everything…

Small town romance, New Zealand romance, summer romance, beach romance, single mom

Fall in love with these authentic heroines and heroes trying to find their special someone—then read the other standalone books to discover the friends and family who stumble into a once-in-a-lifetime love themselves.

Praise for the Stewart Island series!

"A gem of a small town romance set in gorgeous New Zealand. Heartfelt and romantic, I was rooting for Piper and Ryan all the way!" ~ USA Today Bestselling Author, Kylie Gilmore

"It’s official…I’m hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealand…men that is!!!" ~ Swept Away By Romance

"Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling." ~ InD’Tale Magazine

Praise for the Far North series!

"Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand." ~ Spellbound Book Reviews

"Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey's books." ~ Retailer review

"Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them." ~ Rach Lawrence Books


Keywords: small town romance, romance series, romance bundle, boxed set romance, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, reunion, second chance romance, small town romance, single mom, single parent, workplace romance, beach romance, coastal romance, romance with kids, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, friendship, family life, happily ever after, heartwarming romance, island romance series, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads.

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Icon Publishing
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Jan 12, 2015
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Pages
62
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ISBN
9780473313326
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English
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Drama / General
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Tracey Alvarez
WARNING: If you’re new to the Stewart Island world, this fun and sexy short story of Del & Shaye’s wedding isn’t the book to start with. Lots of favorite characters join in the wedding craziness—and if you haven’t read the earlier Stewart Island books it’ll just be crazy-confusing.

The countdown is on to the Wedding of the Year, New Zealand!

It’s seven days until Shaye Harland and Del Westlake finally tie the knot—and it’ll be the most awesomesauce wedding Stewart Island has ever seen if Shaye has anything to do with it. Her All Things Nuptial journal has the big day planned to perfection, but not everything runs like clockwork. While marrying the man of her dreams beats chocolate as an Easter treat, a few mini-catastrophes like Boris the obstinate sea lion threaten to ruin their special day.

 

Download your copy of KISSING THE BRIDE and dive into the Stewart Island world!
Intended for mature 18+ aged readers.


Praise for the Stewart Island series!
"It’s official…I’m hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealand…men that is!!!" ~ Swept Away By Romance

"Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling." ~ InD’Tale Magazine

"Just as the must-read series of Donna Kauffman (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove), Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor), Terri Osburn (Anchor Island), Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island), Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores) have entranced me with their seaside settings and caring communities - so has Tracey Alvarez - and I'm adding her series to my must-read shelf too." ~ Fab Fantasy Fiction

Don’t miss any of the Stewart Island books!
Book 1: In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West.
Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben.
Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del.
Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip.
Book 5: My Forever Valentine. Due South Short Stories. 
Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford. 
Book 7: Drawing Me In. Featuring Bree and Harley.
Book 7.5: Kissing The Bride. A wedding short story.
Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe. Coming May 2017. 

Keywords: small town romance, romance series, heartwarming romance, island romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, romantic short stories, short story, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, relationships, friendship, friends with benefits, wedding, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

Dani Collins
Spend a year in Marietta, Montana with these four linked stories celebrating small-town life and big sky love.


Hometown Hero
Skye Wolcott didn’t have the confidence to so much as smile at Chase Goodwin in high school. Then Chase left Marietta for a career in the big leagues but now he's back to help his kid brother. It’s a second chance for both of them, but can Skye convince Chase that Homecoming is more than a game and he’s back where he belongs?




Blame The Mistletoe
When Skye and Chase host a Christmas cocktail party, Liz Flowers bumps into her former brother-in-law, Blake Canon. They haven’t seen each other for fifteen years, they’re both divorced and alone for the holidays… A kiss under the mistletoe starts a romance, but when family secrets are revealed and their children arrive home early, will they be able to keep the season bright?


The Bachelor’s Baby
Meg Canon is in town to clean out her old bedroom for big brother Blake’s growing family. She doesn’t mean to embroil his new neighbor, Linc Brady, in a Valentine’s Day Bachelor Auction—or to win him! Linc can’t forget his one night with Meg, but he’s a loner by choice. When she tells him she’s pregnant, they both wonder if they can make a home here, together, in Marietta.


His Blushing Bride
It’s wedding season in Marietta, but Piper Tierney is wrapping up the school year, feeling overlooked. Sebastian Bloom wants to reassure himself his sister Liz isn’t rushing fences, marrying a local rancher. He’s definitely not looking for a bride, but Piper is cute, funny, and wants to move on from her ex. They agree to a no strings affair, but will they wind up tying the knot?
Book 3
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends!

Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts . The stories and characters remain the same, and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.


In HEARTS at SEASIDE...
Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident except when she's around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother's new cougar lifestyle, Jenna's giving up on Peter and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He's looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who's so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete's true feelings, and he's unable to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete's not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux the most alpha male she's ever seen or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

SWEET WITH HEAT: SEASIDE SUMMERS SERIES
Read, Write, Love at Seaside
Dreaming at Seaside
Hearts at Seaside
Sunsets at Seaside
Secrets at Seaside
Nights at Seaside
Seized by Love at Seaside
Embraced at Seaside
Lovers at Seaside
Whispers at Seaside

 

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"Addison Cole's stories are the perfect blend of sizzle and sweet. You won't be able to stop reading." - New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne


"Romance, fun, emotions, and happily ever afters that will warm your heart, Addison Cole writes charming and unforgettable stories about real people and love in its most wonderfully moving forms." - New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke

"Addison Cole has created characters you'll fall in love with and a seaside world you'll never want to leave." - USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston 


"Loved every sweet word of this story. Loved how the relationship developed between Leanna and Kurt in such a genuine way, it made me so invested in their happily ever after. An absolute treat to read and cannot wait for more from Addison Cole." ~ New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett (aka Juliette Poe, on "Read, Write, Love at Seaside")

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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Book 3
 Some men need to learn the hard way…

Doctor O-for-Awesome Owen Bennett is all about fixing broken things and being responsible. His motto? Rules are helpful boundaries. Rules can be fun. But when he’s temporarily put in charge of three precocious kids, chaos reigns and his list of household rules gets tossed out the window. Except one. Under no circumstance will he get involved with the kids’ tempting new nanny.

After four years flitting around Europe, waitress/dog-walker/au-pair Gracie Cooper returns home to Bounty Bay for her brother’s wedding. Working to pay off some of her crippling university debt while she’s there makes it a win-win situation. She plans to play in the sand and surf with three cute kids, indulge in a harmless flirtation with her sexy-stick-in-the-mud boss, then follow the sun overseas again come end of summer. Oh—and if she and Owen accidentally take their attraction farther than they should? Well, some rules are made to be broken…


TEACH YOUR HEART is the third story in Tracey Alvarez’s Bounty Bay series, set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Welcome to Bounty Bay, where the reward of true love is a price only some are willing to pay.

Download your copy of Teach Your Heart today and uncover the secret lives and hidden passions simmering in New Zealand’s sultry, subtropical Far North. Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the sensual side.

 

Praise for the Bounty Bay series!

"Reading a book by Tracey Alvarez is like taking a mini vacation to my imagined little happy place in New Zealand." ~ Spellbound Book Reviews

"Tracey now is included among some of my fav authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Rosalind James and Natalie Gayle fans will love Tracey's books." ~ Retailer review

"Tracey Alvarez has written a finely crafted, well written romance. Sexy and delightful and full of family values." ~The Book Date

"Her writing style will keep you hanging on to every word and feeling the characters’ heartbreak right along with them." ~ Rachel Lawrence Books


Don’t miss any of the Bounty Bay books!

Book 1: Hide Your Heart. Featuring Lauren and Nate.

Book 2: Know Your Heart. Featuring Savannah and Glen.

Book 3: Teach Your Heart. Featuring Gracie and Owen. 

Book 4: Mend Your Heart. Featuring Natalie and Isaac. Coming 2017

Book 5: Break Your Heart. Featuring Vanessa and Sam. Coming 2017


Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, opposites attract, doctor, free-spirit, beach romance, coastal romance, romance with kids, family saga, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, family relationships, friendship, multicultural, Maori culture, friends with benefits, affair, heartwarming romance, family relationships, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads

Mona Risk
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Mona Risk, On Christmas Eve

She banished him from her life and dreams. But fate throws him in her path again and his tender gaze erases years of loneliness. Can they forgive each other and create a new future?

 

Christine Bush, Christmas Holly

Can a lonely single father of five-year-old triplets find love on a South Carolina beach? It might just take a Christmas miracle!

 

Lyn Cote, Mistletoe and Sage

New deputy in town, a single mom, two wounded hearts with a puzzle to solve together—will love spark under the mistletoe?

 

Denise Devine, A Merry Little Christmas

Merry Connor and Anthony Lewis search for treasure and find true love.

 

Raine English, The Christmas Gift

When Riley Wayne receives a dog for Christmas, it’s not just the pup that makes her heart flutter, the rescue group’s handsome owner does too.

 

Shanna Hatfield, Untangling Christmas

Tricked into helping with Silverton’s Festival of Trees, electrician Mike Clarke battles faulty outlets, tangled lights, and a woman determined to share the spirit of the season.

 

Ciara Knight, A Christmas on Miracle Mountain

When it takes a miracle to heal a heart.

 

Milou Koenings, The Kampala Peppermint Twist

A twist of fate. An overbooked flight. Christmas in Africa will flip her life upside down.

 

Magdalena Scott, The Road Not Taken

Francie Standish Carrington has some tough decisions to make and a lot of questions about a past she thought she understood.

 

Roxanne Rustand, A London Christmas

When Catriona heads to London for Christmas to meet a guy she met online, he steals her purse and disappears, but will a handsome photographer in the pub end up being the man of her dreams?

 

Alicia Street, Her Christmas Secret

Desperate to help her sister’s family, Lila courts a cold-hearted investor for her handmade toys, but learns Christmas has a way of bringing surprises where they’re least expected.

 

Kristin Wallace, Falling For You at Christmas

One expectant mother. One gorgeous innkeeper. Three days that will change her life forever.

 

Merrillee Whren, Second Chance Christmas

A young boy helps his estranged parents find love again at Christmas.

 

Cindy Flores Martinez, Christmas Eve Wedding

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Victoria Pinder, Secret Wish

Luke Morgan doesn’t believe in miracles, but this season Christmas brought him Caro Soliz, the family maid.

 

Josie Riviera, Candleglow and Mistletoe

A rising pianist and a pro stuntman winding down his career find love amid the glow of Christmas candles.

 

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