#coverreveal – Drowning in Shallow Waters; Brothers in Law Book 4

Hey, romance addicts. All right, you guys have been waiting a while for this one. The next book in the awesome Brothers in Law series is coming soon. Get ready for Drowning in Shallow Waters, a steamy, romantic suspense featuring Brandon and Hawwah!

#muslimromance #contemporaryromance #blacklove #romanticsupense #steamyromance #lawyer #chef #BBWromance #BBW #fluffyalpha

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Holding Back Can Feel So Good – A Peek At The Ex-Wife

#muslimromance #contemporaryromance #firefighter #ramadannights #ramadan

Hey, romance addicts! I have a great excerpt from my new release, The Ex-Wife.

Generally, Muslims avoid casual contact with members of the opposite sex, saving a few exceptions such as family members. Things can get tense if you fall for someone and want nothing more than to be casual, but that isn’t always bad.

I find those moments of restraint between a couple, where they have to fight their desire for each other, the most exciting. That’s when romance really comes to life.  

The more time Zaynab and Xander spend at their friends’ house at opposite ends of a long table during Ramadan, the more they desire one another. In the scene below, Xander can’t stop watching her and contemplates taking things to the next stage, if she’s interested. Is she?

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newrelease – Mafia Romance, Inevitable

#mafiaromance #romance #KindleUnlimited #darkromance #secondchance #bwwm #interracialromance #melvernamcfarlane #bwwmromance #newrelease #romancereader #darkromance #darkromancebooks #sexyreads #spicybooks #organizedcrime  #irromance #melvernamcfarlane #oliverimafiaseries #inevitable #urbanromance #kindleunlimitedromance #urbanromancefiction

Hey romance addicts! Melverna McFarlane has a new mafia romance. Check it out!

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Looking for the Silver Lining

Hey, romance addicts. Let’s welcome author Anne Krist (Dee S. Knight) to the Layla Writes Love blog. Anne writes about the need that more attention be paid to the brighter side of life, so the darkness doesn’t overwhelm us. She is also giving readers a special treat, an excerpt from her book Burning Bridges.


By Anne Krist

While watching The History Channel a while ago, I saw a program on Leonardo da Vinci. I really only started watching because the location featured Florence, one of my favorite places, but I soon was caught up in Leonardo’s early life and his handicaps.

The man we consider one of the greatest of his time—maybe one of the greatest men of all time—was illegitimate. Today that doesn’t seem all that horrible, but in the 15th century, illegitimacy limited what one could do in life. Joining a professional guild was the way to change your position in society, and many guilds were closed to bastards. He had no formal education; everything he did came from his own observation and self -education. 

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