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Contemporary Romance Blurb

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She longs to make her own music. He burns for the perfect revenge. Will they put aside their ambitions for a chance at true love?

Singing sensation Regan is finally ready to follow her heart. After a childhood spent in the spotlight, she’s determined to spread her wings into a musical style that fills her soul. But her plans take an unexpected turn after she stumbles into a late-night Scrabble game and swaps words with a charismatic tech mogul.

Carter learned the hard way to never give trust freely. And as his plot to pay back his best friend’s heartbreaking betrayal falls into place, the playboy entrepreneur can’t waste time on emotional entanglements. Although, Regan has aroused something far more desirable than revenge… Despite their better judgment, the high-powered couple can’t resist the pull of their electric chemistry.

But with a vindictive smear campaign aimed at Regan and a bombshell about to land in Carter’s lap, their new love may be blown apart. Can Regan and Carter unscramble their feelings to make love a number one hit?

Broken Rose of Texas is the second book in the heartwarming An Austin After Dark contemporary new adult romance series. If you like complex characters, emotional journeys, and high-stakes relationships, then you’ll adore Alexa Padgett’s delightful novel.

She aches to make her own music… but I burn for the perfect revenge.

I never thought a late-night Scrabble game would blow my world apart. Moving letters. Keeping score. Swapping words and desire with a mystery woman that makes me think things I have no right thinking.

But I can’t get involved.

I won’t.

Revenge eats away at my soul, pushing me forward. As my plot to pay back my best friend’s heartbreaking betrayal finally snaps into place, I’ll stop at nothing to see it to the bitter end.

And that means no emotional entanglements. Even for her.

Despite the pull of her lush curves and the electric crackle of chemistry between us, I resist. Because Regan has aroused something far more desirable than revenge and I can’t get sidetracked by my pesky feelings.

But with a vindictive smear campaign aimed at Regan and a bombshell about to land in my lap, our fragile relationship may be blown apart.

And unless we both go all in; we won’t be able to pick up the pieces.

Steamy Romance Blurb

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I was living the life most women could only dream about. Madly in love with my soulmate—Asher Valentine—amazing husband, loving father, and rock’s favorite kick-ass front man. A man who loved me every day, in every way, since I was fourteen years old. We were blessed with a beautiful daughter who was the light of our life. My all-female rock band was tearing up the charts.

I had it all—love, success, happiness, family—and then it was all ripped away.

I had the life most women could only dream about, but I don’t remember a single moment of it.

I should have died. I should have been forgotten. But I didn’t, and I wasn’t. Now all I have is a stack of journals, an antique key, and a big black void in place of where my memories should be. And I have him—a man with wild hair, tattoos from head to toe, a soft voice, and an even softer touch that gives me butterflies.

For eight long years, he waited. He stood by, unwavering in his endless love and commitment, holding on to the love of his life, waiting for her to come back to him. But his wife is gone, and she took everything they once had, leaving me in her place.

A broken replacement. A new version that doesn’t quite fit.

I’m slowly falling in love with him, but will he ever truly love me? Or will he forever be in love with her, the woman who haunts us both?

I should have died.

I should have been forgotten.

But I didn’t. I wasn’t.

Living the live most women only dream about, I was madly in love with my soulmate. A man who loved me every day, in every way since we laid eyes on each other at fourteen.

Now all I have is a stack of journals, an antique key, and a big black void where my memories should be.

And I have him – Asher Valentine – amazing husband, loving father, and rock’s favorite kick-ass front man.

Except, I’m not sure I know that anymore. Not in my soul. He’s a man with wild hair, tattoos from head to toe, a soft voice, and an even softer touch that gives me butterflies.

I remember the butterflies.

But now, that wife is gone, and she took everything he once had, leaving me in her place.

A broken replacement. A new version that doesn’t quite fit.

I’m slowly falling back in love, but will he ever truly love me? Or will he forever be in love with her, the phantom woman who haunts us both?

Contemporary Romance Blurb

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Two strong, battle-scarred people grapple with how to make a relationship work in the forceful first Austin After Dark contemporary. – BookLife

She’s mending guitars and her life. Jenna Olsen isn’t sure she’ll ever escape her past. Becoming a skilled guitar craftsperson helped with the anxiety, but she dreams of the day when she can trust again. When an up-and-coming country star asks for a custom guitar in an impossible time-frame, Jenna falls for the challenge.

He’s focused on music to help forget the war. Camden Grace’s music and fans help him cope with the physical wounds he sustained in Iraq. But he’s haunted by his fractured family history. When an angry outburst leaves an expensive guitar shattered, he doesn’t expect to find a strong-willed woman whose struggle echoes his own.

Will creating a new instrument turn their romance into a smash hit? As the instrument and their feelings start to come together, a dangerous would-be flame attempts to sabotage their relationship. The jealous rival could kill more than their careers if Jenna and Camden can’t rise above the rage to heal their hearts forever.

“Two strong, battle-scarred people grapple with how to make a relationship work in the forceful first Austin After Dark contemporary.” ~ BookLife

Remembering the music I love… lets me forget a past that haunts me.

 I thought realizing my dream of country music stardom would chase away the ghosts of the past. But I didn’t understand how the horrors of war would imprint their scars on my heart… leaving me a shadow of the man I used to be.

Haunted by a rage I can’t control; I destroy my favorite guitar. 

A J. Olsen original. The only instrument that allows my fingers to caress my music into creation.

Now, I need a new one, and in order to get it fast, I have to work with her, the woman who stirs something deep inside me. Something I haven’t felt in years.

When I stare into Jenna’s breathtaking eyes for the first time, I see struggles that echo my own. The kind of torment that colors a woman’s soul.

She’s broken; poisoned by a cocktail of vicious memories.

A shattered mirror of my own.

But as our emotions start to blossom, creating a magic that rivals the music, Jenna’s dangerous ex reappears to play a reckless game.

Between his lust for revenge, the unreasonable demands of my record label, and a black cloud of suspicion hovering over J.’s death, we can’t catch our big break.  

And unless we can both heal the wounds that remain shuttered in darkness, we’ll lose everything.

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