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About Adrian J. Smith
Adrian J. Smith has been publishing since 2013 but has been writing nearly her entire life. With a focus on women loving women fiction, AJ jumps genres from action-packed police procedurals to the seedier life of vampires and witches to sweet romances with a May-December twist. She loves writing and reading about women in the midst of the ordinariness of life. Two of her novels, For by Grace and Memoir in the Making, received honorable mentions with the Rainbow Awards.
AJ currently lives in Cheyenne, WY, although she moves often and has lived all over the United States. She loves to travel to different countries and places. She currently plays the roles of author, wife, and mother to two rambunctious toddlers, occasional handy-woman. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog.
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FROM EXCITING AUTHOR OF LGBTQ ROMANCE ADRIAN J. SMITH
A chef must learn to open her heart when challenged by her young but wise nanny, who has a knack for turning up the heat.
Kimberly Thompson—or Kim Burns, her stage name—is a celebrity chef whose career is taking off. As a single mom who has a penchant for being a bit of a bitch, she goes through nannies like the flavor of the month until Becca Kline is sent to her by Kiddie Academy.
Becca—known as ‘the fixer’—is often sent to homes considered to be troublemakers. In charge of caring for four-year-old Michael, she is determined to make this job her last before student teaching in the fall and finishing up her degree, which she has been working on for the better part of a decade.
Neither Kimberly nor Becca are prepared for the changes headed toward them, and they both have to learn the hard way that love doesn’t wait or discriminate.
Bellamy has worked with and loved her wife of ten years, but it’s never enough. When Bellamy finds her limit of abuse and a young, cute waitress offers an opportunity, she seizes the moment, knowing she’ll never see Payton again. But months later, Bellamy comes face-to-face with the one-night stand she can’t forget and the failed marriage she has yet to escape.
Payton knows she can’t be the normal twenty-something when she ends up with custody of her nephew. Leaping at the opportunity for a full-time job, she has instant regrets when in walks the woman of her dreams. Bellamy. Her one-night stand from the waitress job she just quit. Not willing to risk stability for love, Payton is determined to stand by Bellamy as she fights for her law firm and reclaims her life.
Neither are prepared for what lies ahead or just how much they will have to risk to protect the ones they love.
If you want an epic love story that will pull your heartstrings, this angsty ice queen, age gap, lesbian romance is just for you.
Meredith had lived a lonely yet comfortable life for the past fifteen years, and despite flings here and there, she had no desire to jump head first into a relationship, especially one with her student. Despite all her thwarted efforts, Meredith was determined to keep to herself and push Ainsley away.
Forbidden love is often the most attractive.
This Halloween, join thirteen of the hottest authors of WLW fiction as they lead you to the places where darkness dwells.
From stories that burn and bubble to deals with the devil, from tales of creatures of the night to those that explore the shadowy reaches of the human heart, this macabre collection of short stories is guaranteed to make you sleep with the lights on.
A twenty-year veteran of the FBI, Morgan has worked her fair share of cases. When Chicago Homicide Detective Fiona Wexford calls for a second opinion, Morgan jumps at the opportunity to help.
With a growing crush on Fiona, Morgan fails to weave the personal and professional when it becomes clear Fiona’s suspect is a serial killer. Taking over the investigation, Morgan rushes to solve the mystery and makes an egregious error in the process.
Will Morgan reclaim her case and catch her suspect before one more person has to die?
For the first time in two years, Brook attends the annual dinner. She’s avoided group gatherings with her friends since Whisper hinted at love and Brook broke it off. But two years is a long time, and Brook hopes she and Whisper can find a new balance of friendship. Except all those feelings Brook bottled come racing back at the first sight of her hilariously flirtatious ex-girlfriend.
Whisper has kept tabs on Brook for the two years since they last saw each other. When Brook finally shows up, Whisper takes the plunge and dares her to twenty-four hours alone—one day for each of them to take what they need. The only problem is at the end of their day, Brook gives Whisper a dare of her own.
Do it again.
An emotional second chance romance perfect for the Christmas season. With an age gap and soft butch/femme relationship, these two women take their relationship to new heights.
Kara Barton makes a leap of faith decision after discovering her pregnancy and moves to the middle of nowhere Kansas. Being a photographer, she knows she can find work almost anywhere she wants, but making what is left behind after tragedy a life is harder than she ever imagined.
When she meets Tiny, a dark-eyed native to the Western Plains, her plans and life vision are thrown off track. With secrets tangled together, she stumbles through her first year in Kansas, hoping she can make it to the end of the year without too many mistakes left in her wake.
She infiltrates Molly the witch's mysterious house under the guise of needing help. And the guise of being harmless. Totally not a vampire at all. Unfortunately, Molly's secrets are difficult to discover. She's almost as good at hiding things as Faye herself.
Molly's staff are as weird as they are distrustful, but Faye begins to win Molly over. Then A mob boss discovers what Faye's after. Faye finds herself putting her life in Molly's hands.
Will secrets doom their relationship, or will they form a powerful team?
Addison struggles to make a new life in Norwich, one where she can be the Battalion Chief of Fire Station Seven and live life as she sees fit. She wants a life without the complications of an ex-fiancé and a job that put her life on the line for little more than a gift she was born with. Learning the ropes of a new job can always be tough, and being a Battalion Chief means she has a great responsibility to her crew and to the city. Nervous about her first day already, Addison realizes that adding in a one-night stand with a future employee has left her on rocky ground.
Plagued by visions of a dying woman, Addison continues to cope with difficulties at her new job. She has no idea who the dying woman is, where she is, or even, when she is—and no means to find out. Addison is distracted from the dying woman and her new job when called to Wyoming on an emergency, where she discovers it’s not as easy to leave her past behind as she hoped.
Gwyn has lived inconspicuously in Glacier National Park for the better part of a century, careful never to reveal too much. By day she masquerades as the Eira Ghost, the one who ushers in the winter every fall, to get a glimpse of what she will never have—love. In order to fully break the curse, she would have to risk everything.
Kay loves being a park ranger and every summer, she searches for the elusive Eira Ghost, a legend she’s tried to prove for three summers. Little does she know, she’s come face to face with all she’s been looking for. But is Kay willing to give up her life in order to break Gwyn’s curse?
If you wanted Elsa to find true love with another woman or if you love fairy tales retold, this modern Snow Queen retelling is just for you.
With two new cases in hand, Detective Grace Halling is determined to solve them before Christmas. A missing teenage foster kid Grace suspects is running from something bigger than anyone knows, and a missing middle-aged dad walked out of his front door without his shoes in the dead of winter.
Meanwhile, Amya’s parents are in town for the holiday, Peter’s home from seminary for the break, and a new kid crashes on Grace’s couch after being kicked out of her house. Grace can barely keep up. Focused on happy endings, Grace can’t help the feeling someone might break before she can save them.
Grace has never been so intent on righting wrongs.