Romance Novels

Rhapsody in Paris

Rhapsody in Paris by julia e antoine

As the only one of her siblings not yet married, Franchesca LaCasse buries herself in her work to keep from dwelling on her circumstances. An accomplished biochemist, she is usually able to do just that. But when she takes a tumble, directly in the path of the most handsome man she’s ever seen, life as she knows it undergoes a complete change. After experiencing his touch when he assists her, she yearns for more of it and accepts his offer to recuperate at his beautiful home in the town of Nice. But all is not as it seems. First she’ll have to learn to trust him completely, even when her intuition tells her otherwise because nothing matters to her anymore but the touch of this stranger. He draws her like a moth to flame.

Reeling from the shock of having a woman fall directly in his path, Damon Dumont isn’t prepared for the effect trying to revive her will have on him. Distancing himself from the opposite sex after the devastating betrayal of the woman who had pledged to love him, the last thing he’s looking for is a relationship. But, as she opens her eyes and looks up at him, he feels the impact of her gaze like a shock, as his body responds like he’s never experienced before. He’s in a quandary, unable to walk away. So, to keep her by his side, he opens up his home to her and, in so doing, also opens his heart, as he surrenders to the sensual fire that threatens to consume him every time he looks into her eyes.

Rhapsody in Paris by julia e antoine

Complete Surrender (Third in the LaCasse’s series)

Complete Surrender (Third in the LaCasses series)  by julia e antoine

Prologue

Raymond was feeling on top of the world, he was on his way to the airport to catch a flight back to his home on the island of Martinique. He had been gone for a little over five years now, and couldn’t wait to be around family again. He had a good life in Paris but Martinique would always be home. No matter where he went, it always felt good to return to the island.

He almost didn’t make his flight.His taxi had stopped to pick up the most beautiful woman he’d ever laid eyes on, and being in Paris, the home of beautiful, glamorous women, that was saying something. Just thinking about her had his temperature rising. Oh well, he’d never see her again, so he would just lay back and fantasize about her instead. Stepping out of his seat, he opened the overhead compartment to retrieve his iPod.Just as he began reaching into his coat pocket for the iPod, his cell phone began to vibrate. In his haste to get on the plane, he’d forgotten to turn it off. Without retrieving the phone, he pushed what he knew was the off button, but the phone kept on vibrating. He was forced to pull the phone out to see just why it wasn’t going off and to his utter surprise the image of the same gorgeous woman with whom he had shared the taxi was staring back at him. What the hell! He inspected the phone more closely.

It was definitely not his phone. How the hell did he have the woman’s phone? Removing his coat from the overhead bin to search for his phone, he was shocked to find that the coat he had carried onto the plane was in fact, not his. Somehow, he had swapped coats with his female co-passenger and her coat and all its contents were on its way to Martinique with him.God only knew where his coat was headed.

Complete Surrender (Third in the LaCasses series)  by julia e antoine

The Odor of Violet

The Odor of Violet by julia e antoine

Brief Synopsis:

Step into the sightless world of Damien Falconer,  as he struggles to come to grips with the BLISTERING attraction he feels for his new personal assistant, Lisa Andrews.

Book Synopsis: After losing his sight in a terrible accident, only to learn that the woman he was planning to marry did not love him enough to accept him, Damien Falconer was devastated. Struggling to cope with his disability, he isolated himself from society, allowing no one to get close to him, but his personal assistant, Jake. Upon learning Jake was soon to leave his employ and return to Scotland, Damien was forced to advertise for his replacement. Among the applicants who answered his ad was Lisa Andrews, a registered nurse from Connecticut. But Damien was adamant that he would not be replacing Jake with a woman. His argument was, he did not feel comfortable with a woman doing the things that Jake did for him, but one whiff of Lisa’s unique scent and Damien found himself fighting a blistering physical attraction the likes of which he’d never known before. Should he hire her or should he ignore what his “other” senses were screaming at him, about this woman. Damien rustled with the question for several days, but in the end, he caved. And so began a hunger for a woman he couldn’t see…could only recognize by her unique scent…yet wanted like he’d never wanted anything before

Newest adult contemporary romance from author, Ju Ephraime The Odor of Violet This love story is steamy, passionate, and an exciting read.

The Odor of Violet by julia e antoine

One Dance with a Stranger

One Dance with a Stranger by julia e antoine

Brief Description:

Mesmerized by the sensuous moves of the stranger who danced with her at the Lucian Club, Caitlynn Pilgrim has been trying for almost two years to get him out of her mind, with no success. Until that night, she was perfectly happy with her single life and was not looking for a man to complicate it, but this stranger with his seductive moves has her rethinking that decision. So, for over a year, she has been returning to the club, hoping to run into him and have one more dance with him. Alas, Caitlynn does not know the stranger’s name or even what he looks like. She was so taken with dancing with him, she’d neglected to look into his face, and when she was suddenly called away by her friend, Esther, she’d returned to pick up where she left off only to find him gone.

Andre Cunningham burns with memories of the beautiful, passionate woman he danced with two years ago at the club. He had spotted her as soon as she walked in, waving her hand in the air. He’d danced up to her and, without uttering a word, fitted his body against hers. They moved together as one. She was as fluid as honey, weaving her magic over him, until he was intoxicated. Just as he was about to ask her name, she separated herself from him and went to talk to her friend… she did not return… he was devastated. From that day to now, he has haunted the club every chance he gets, searching for his mysterious dancer, but so far, it has been an effort in futility. This Labor Day will be two years since that unforgettable dance. He hopes this will be the night he reconnects with his mysterious dancer, even if he has to search every corner of the Club. He will not give up until he finds her. She has branded him with her magic, and ruined him for all others.

One Dance with a Stranger by julia e antoine

Temptation To Sin

Temptation To Sin by julia e antoine

Brief Synopsis:

Shannon believes life should be lived to the fullest..and she sets out to do just that!

Twenty-eight year old Shannon had been in a platonic relationship with her childhood sweetheart for eight years. In the beginning, she had thought she would be able to go through life, making do without the physical aspect of a sexual relationship, but after eight years of going through the motions, Shannon was ready to admit, she could no longer continue this platonic relationship. So she sets off on a quest to find the man who could meet all of her needs. Brent was very angry when he found out his friend was pining after a woman who was heartless enough to lead him on, build up his hopes, and then walked out on him, without so much as a good bye. He was out for revenge. He vowed to teach that woman a lesson by seducing her, and then he in turn would walk out on her, as she had done to his friend. Unfortunately, “The best laid schemes of mice and men, oft awry,” because after setting up an elaborate plan to meet Shannon and teach her a lesson, Brent got caught in his own net, and no matter how hard he fought it, he just became more entangled in the game of love. Now he had to work on making Shannon fall in love with him because he needed her love, like he needed air to breathe. The sparks began to fly between Shannon and Brent as they fought to resist the temptation of a love that was inevitable.

Temptation To Sin by julia e antoine

State of Ecstasy (First in the LaCasse’s series)

State of Ecstasy (First in the LaCasses series)  by julia e antoine

Brief Synopsis:

Ju Ephraime finds passion on the lush island of Martinique in this steamy romance.

Twenty-six year-old Daphne Cohen’s life is closed off, hiding behind an introverted personality to keep from expressing her true self and exploring the depths of what she truly desires. With very few friends and having only been in one sort of intimate relationship, she believes guy number three is the one…until she finds out he’s been sleeping around. Fleeing to Martinique to do some soul searching, she meets her future: Wolfe LaCasse, a devastatingly handsome and sensuous Creole. He takes her on a passionate journey where the fire burns too hot for Daphne, and she flees the island. The problem is, she can’t forget the state of ecstasy she experienced in Wolfe’s arms. Can she risk everything and, for the first time in her life, follow her heart and return to the island?

Spinning a fresh twist on the romance genre, Ju Ephraime’s Daphne is in the driver’s seat and in full control to make the decisions that will change her forever. Daphne’s developed sexuality and power, bridges a gap between the classic and the contemporary with subtle nuances, sparkling insights, and a provocative, sensuous narrative style.

Reminiscent of the works of Lisa Kleypas and Stephanie Laurens, Ms. Ephraime’s rich emotional landscape delivers an achingly accessible complexity that makes State of Ecstasy steamy, provocative, and fresh, and its author a forceful new voice who brings an entirely new level of heat to the genre.

State of Ecstasy (First in the LaCasses series)  by julia e antoine