the Destiny of Dance series
The Ladies of The Velvet Room
They’re talented. They’re beautiful. They’re sexy as hell. But it’s not easy to stumble upon true love with all the wrong men falling at theie feet. In the spotlight at The Velvet Room, each one will live out her passion for dance—and her desire for lasting love…
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Ever since she was a wee lass, Sioban Riordan has wanted to dance in her mother’s footsteps. But when they left the streets of Dublin for the bright lights of Hollywood, Ava Riordan’s dreams withered, and so did Sioban’s. Without Ava’s dark, beautiful looks, and sporting a temper to match her fiery mane, Sioban didn’t think she’d ever break out of the seedy strip club life that had claimed her mother. Until she was forced to flee that life and run straight to her best friend Vonda’s doorstep—and right into the chance for real success. Inside Vonda’s new club The Velvet Room, Sioban also finds herself facing off with no-nonsense security expert Danny Sheridan. He’s all brawn. She’s all sass. And they may have both met their match! Watch the trailer here.
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Chyenne and her mother Dove Arrowheart were on their way to New York City, where Chyenne could finally pursue her dream to become a dancer in peace, away from her drunkard of a father, away from stagnancy of the reservation. But they ran out of money, and when a lingerie shop owner discovered them sleeping in their car, she gave Chyenne a job in her shop—right next door to The Velvet Room. Chy convinces her mother, and club owner Vonda Douglas, to give her a chance. It’s a start, after all. But at just twenty, she’ll be the youngest dancer on Von’s team. Not only can bartender Johnny Cutlass not keep his eyes off of her, but he’s determined to protect this baby from the lecherous male clientele. But Johnny also has to face the fact that he wants her for himself when Chy’s heart overflows with more than gratitude.
Perky French pixie and stunning aerialist Solange Vibert has been dreaming of Cirque du Sloeil since she took her first gymnastics class. But when the company dashes her dreams with their initial rejection, Solange exiles herself to teach an aerial silks fitness class at a local gym. She never suspects that one of her students, a performer at The Velvet Room, could be her ticket out of the gym, and back into a truly wonderful opportunity to showcase her talent. Neither could she have imagined stage manager Lex Monroe, who not only knows how to light her just right for her audition, but is ready to show her what else she should be dreaming about.
They only know this songbird by a single name, Sahara. She can hold a soul captive with her voice, from the sweet dulcet tones of Ella Fitzgerald to the smoky sensuality of Shirley Horn. And with the beauty of a Kenyan princess, she could have the world at her fingertips. But Sahara keeps her real Kenyan name and its meaning hidden in the shadows. Along with her deepest desires. At The Velvet Room, Sahara can come out at night, as far as she dares, the torch songs that she sings the only window inter her soul. But no one expects a state senator to spend the evening at the club, and when is strong, silent driver locks eyes with Sahara, he can see everything she’s been trying to hide—and needs desperately to let out.
John Douglas always told his daughter that she could do anything she wanted, be anything she wanted to. With a singularity of purpose that he taught her. Vonda headed to L.A. to open a modern burlesque club. But then she ran out of money and had to take work at Club 29, a seedy strip club in Hollywood. And when Johnny died, she returned to Chicago to handle his affairs, and saw the opportunity to finally have the club she’d dreamed of in the rundown bar he left her. Barry “Bear” Rockford, head of the security company that Johnny had contracted is on hand to renew that contract with Vonda. He has no doubt that Bear can handle all of her security needs. But he’s also a very strong, sexy reminder that besides performing her duties as club owner, choreographer, producer, lead dancer, and big sister to all her girls as they’ve found love, it may be time to take care of her own heart. When sabotage not only forces Vonda to consider closing The Velvet Room, but becomes a threat to her life, Bear is determined to keep her out of harm’s way, and she her the love she’s been denying herself for so long.
Read an excerpt from Book 1 here
My Brother's Keeper
His best friend's sister is off limits...
Her brother's best friend is out of her league...
Jack Cartwright and Samantha Griffin have been in love with each other-----and denying it-----since they were 17....
Jack’s home was wherever his abusive father dragged him. Until his best friend Keith’s family rescued him and gave him at a real future. What he didn’t count on was falling in love with Keith’s baby sister Samantha.
Jack and Samantha forged individual lives, he as an NFL star, she as a print supermodel, keeping the passion they felt for each other hidden from the world. Until a family tragedy forces them together again—to face the feelings they’ve long denied.
Read an excerpt here
What people are saying about My Brothers' Keeper...
"An intense portrayal of young love...you'll find yourselves cheering for [Jack and Samantha]"
- Jodi Webb, WOW! Women on Writing
"I expected a romance, but I received so much more...if you want an EPIC love story, this is it and you will have it deep in your heart and mind long after you turn the last page."
- Jaimee Ellis. co-author of Fate's Encore
"I'm already sucked in by Chapter 1. So far, it's fan-freaking-tastic!"
- Superfan Tris B., Las Vegas
"Loved It. Cried. It was great. More! More!"
- Superfan Ginger N., Los Angeles
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Praise for The Long Road Home, 2014 Shades of Pink romance anthology
“I was delighted to include Nina Day Gerard’s story in the 2014 Shades of Pink charity anthology. With only a few thousand words, Ms. Gerard took us into the hearts of her hero and heroine in a fast-paced romance that left us smiling while making us wish for more.” ~ Kallysten, publisher Shades of Pink
“Nina Day Gerard is THE new author to watch…her plots, her characters…perfection!” ~ JJ Ellis, author of Fate’s Encore
“In the Shades of Pink anthology, each author brings their own style and sense of romance to the pages of their stories. Nina Day Gerard wove a wonderful story—the characters are well-developed and draw the reader in until the end. With a little heat and an added twist of mystery, you can’t go wrong reading The Long Road Home.” ~ C. Deanne Rowe, author of Southern Sophistication (Cowboy Temptation series)
“The Long Road Home is a heart-wrenching tale of love…” ~ Cynthia Sax, author of Sinful Rewards
Sheriff Dane McCall couldn't believe it when his best friend Carter
Thompson called to tell him that he'd be attending their high school
reunion in Anderson--along with his twin sister Catie. But when a horrible
car accident just outside of town ruins their plans, Dane vows to find out
who or what caused the accident. And more importantly, he must find a
way to deal with his feelings for Catie, and convince her to come home to
Oregon for good, and be his.