Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | By: The Write Way Cafe

Tuesday Special: Angela Adams with Crimson Romance

Next month, Crimson Romance will celebrate its third anniversary. I’ve been delighted to watch the imprint grow from “Crimson who?” to “Oh, yeah, Crimson! I just read (fill in the blank with any of their amazing romance novels and authors).”

A part of F&W Media, I knew the company best for publishing Writer’s Digest Magazine at the time I saw the “call for submissions” back in 2012. Crimson features all subgenres – contemporary, historical, suspense, paranormal, and spicy, and its titles have won numerous awards including 2012 Swirl Award (best multicultural/interracial romance publisher) and 2014 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for eBook Excellence.

I was thrilled to have Crimson publish my first novel, Magic Moment, and proud to have my novel bundled with nine other awesome suspense authors in the 2014 bundle, Running to Love. Proberta Gerber, when posting a FIVE STAR review for Running to Love, said it best – “Crimson is a relatively new ‘imprint,’ but one to watch. They may not always have the polish or uniformity of traditional big house products, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I like that they can play around with stories that might not have fit the mold of a bigger, more traditional print publisher, yet they've kept their quality up. Good going.”

Thank you, Proberta, for your kind words for Crimson Romance.

Since June is “Happy Anniversary, Crimson Romance,” check out their website daily for a month long party with gifts and surprises for Crimson readers (http://www.crimsonromance.com/). With thrilling plots, lively tones, appealing characters, and passionate rides through romance, I encourage readers to browse through Crimson’s e-bookstore (www.adamsmediastore.com/crimson-romance/) where you’re bound to find a great read.

Here’s a peek at a few of Crimson’s latest releases…

The White Carnation by Susanne Matthews (suspense)
Release date: April 20, 2015
     For the past year, Rob and his team have been hunting the Harvester, a serial killer who ritualistically murders new mothers and vanishes with their infants. What Rob doesn’t need is another case, especially one involving his ex-fiancée.
     Then Faye is assaulted, and Rob realizes the cases are connected. She may hold the answers he needs to find the elusive killer. But the more they investigate, the more complex the situation becomes. Can they set the past aside and work together, or will the Harvester and his followers reap another prize?

Relentless Flame by Jillian David (paranormal)
Release date: May 4, 2015
     Immortal. Colossal. Suave. Indebted killer Dante Blackstone has the world at his feet. Every vice, any desire, is his for the asking—until he finds the one person he cannot have: one sweet, diminutive woman who could bring about Dante’s destruction.
     Despite her supernatural ability to heal others, a devastating act of evil has left Hannah Miller broken in body and spirit. As she rebuilds her life while on the lam, a not-so-chance meeting with Dante chips away at the walls surrounding her fragile heart. But before their fledgling love can take flight, Dante’s boss sends an evil minion with one mandate: Eliminate Dante’s new reason to break his eternal contract.
     As they fight to survive, Hannah’s amazing gift gives Dante one chance to save them both from the vicious minion. How can any love survive eternal hell and annihilation?
     The answer lies in Dante’s inferno.

Candlelight Conspiracy by Dana Volney (contemporary)
Release date: May 11, 2015
     Sophie Graystone is a florist by day, a lead guitarist by night, and neighbor to an aloof restaurant owner all the time. But then her apartment building loses power during the holidays, and thanks to the wickless candle trend, she’s left with no light and a rumbling tummy.
     What’s a guy to do but invite this crazy, beautiful whirlwind for a late-night menu tasting? Marc Sizzo’s too busy concentrating on making his new venture a success to fall in love. But sharing confidences in the intimate candlelight just might be the spark for a real relationship.
     Marc’s sincerity, wit, and sexy body catch Sophie off guard and make her rethink her own approach to love … until his ex-fiancée shows up out of the blue and wants him back. Will the New Year blaze new hope for Marc and Sophie or snuff out this fledgling flame?

Southern Love: The Complete Series Bundle by Synithia Williams (contemporary)
Release date: May 11, 2015
Feel the Southern heat with this steamy contemporary romance trilogy! When love comes unexpectedly to a trio of South Carolina couples, hard choices and complicated decisions must be made. But the heart wants what the heart wants…

Oh! And one oldie but goodie…
Magic Moment by Angela Adams (suspense)
     When the FBI brings Laura Roberts – a quiet, reserved bookkeeper – in for questioning regarding activities at the warehouse where she works, an uneasy Laura resigns her job – only to be attacked by thugs.      Chase Donovan intends to spend a few peaceful days on his boat getting his head together – and finds a woman being assaulted by two men who say his father told them to do it.      Chase doesn’t want to believe his father could hurt anyone. Laura doesn’t understand why she’s a target. Can they learn to work together to discover the truth – before someone dies?

For more information on Crimson Romance, including writer’s submission guidelines, http://www.crimsonromance.com/submissions/

About Angela:  Angela Adams writes and reviews contemporary romances. Her work has appeared in Romance at Heart, Oysters and Chocolate, Whipped Cream  and The Long and Short Reviews. Her short story, "Burgers and Hot Chocolate" appeared in the Whimsical Publications' anthology, Winter Wonders. Her first novel Magic Moment, was published by Crimson Romance. This past October, Magic Moment was included Crimson Romance's romantic suspense bundle, limited-time only release, Running to Love.
     Angela is a member of Romance Writers of America, and its chapters From the Heart Romance Writers and Elements of RWA.

Where to find Angela Adams:

Magic Moment is available at:
Crimson Romance          Amazon          Books-A-Million         Barnes and Noble
Powell’s Books          iTunes          All Romance ebooks


Angela Adams said...

Good morning, HiDee and Lynn,

Thank you for the invitation to appear and for the opportunity to give Crimson Romance a "shout-out!" Have a great day!!

HiDee said...

Thanks for being with us today, Angela, and for sharing your excitement at being a part of Crimson Romance!

Red L. Jameson said...

Yay! Angela, all those books look so good! However, yours will always be my favorite!

Angela Adams said...

Thanks, Red!