Scorching Erotic Romance
April Emerson loves the perpetual crowds and energy of New York City. Her fondness for people watching inspires her work. She strives to tell sexy and romantic stories with exquisitely complex characters. When she isn’t writing, she loves listening to music or reading a good book with a glass of wine. Her debut novel THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED will be released in May 2014 and her second novel, OUT OF THE DARK, will be released in December 2014, both from The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House.
The Righteous and The Wicked
Small moments can seem insignificant until they change the course of a life forever. The sound of a bulldozer. A chance meeting at a gas station. A gust of wind through a chime. Benign events become something more when viewed through the lens of fate.
Emma Santori is a prisoner of tragic memories. Locked in a spiral of depression, she leads a desolate and empty life, trapped in her decrepit home. Rooted in routine, she’s numb and vacant. As a lonely Catholic school teacher, her only joy comes from her young students. One Saturday morning, her isolation is infiltrated by a mysterious architect building a home beside hers.
That man is Eric Wilder and he’s keeping a secret—a secret that’s destroying his life. Filled with guilt and self-loathing, he’s forced to move often. He chooses the small northeastern town of Pine Lake as his latest refuge and hopes to make a successful attempt at starting his life over. As always, he’s unable to make that happen. That all changes when he meets Emma.
She finds herself drawn to Eric when she accidentally bumps into him, but Eric’s unfazed by their first meeting. When a gust of wind brings these two people together once again, Emma discovers Eric’s secret. She’s forced to battle between her Catholic faith and her desire for this stranger.
They’re attraction is intense and they soon discover they’re each lonely and longing for what the other has to offer. They begin a friendship, and as that friendship blossoms, Emma realizes her passion and lust for Eric are the remedy to her depression. Eric discovers his feelings for Emma are the only antidote to his secret burden.
They begin an erotic journey, which leads these beautifully broken people to discover that love can be both righteous and wicked.
Out of the Dark
Her daydreams are interrupted when an exceptionally handsome and much older man sits beside her. Stefan is dashing and she gets swept away in tales of his family and vineyard. After a brief courtship, she makes a reckless choice- to marry a man she hardly knows. Carina believes she's in love, but in time she learns how cold-hearted Stefan really is.
Carina befriends Bianca, Stefan’s maid, and discovers that things are not as they seem at Savano vineyard. Carina seeks answers but finds more questions. It seems everyone on the estate keeping a secret. When Stefan’s mother becomes ill, he and Carina move to the family vineyard in the small town of Ravine Creek.
It is there that Carina meets Enzo Savano, Stefan's nephew. Carina is drawn to his kind and free-spirited nature. She fights against her traitorous feelings for him, but their forbidden attraction grows each day. Carina is faced with her own family tragedy and the only person there for her in her time of need is Enzo.
After fighting against their feelings for as long as they can, Carina and Enzo begin a heated affair. Their passion blooms, taking root in their hearts, and Carina must choose between the safety of existing in an unhappy marriage, or life filled with love beside Enzo. Her decision will not only destroy a family, it may even be fatal.
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