When I started Lover’s Quarrel, I wanted to make the world a better place. Now, for the first time, Lover’s Quarrel has raised a significant amount of money for charity and I know, with your help, we can raise $100 for charity in 2017.
Now, for the first time, Lover’s Quarrel has raised a significant amount of money for charity and I know, with your help, we can raise $100 for charity in 2017.
We are 57 percent of the way to our goal and I know we can make it. To help, I’ve compiled a list of romance novels that have high affiliate rates. Half of those affiliate earnings will go to the Malala Fund, a nonprofit that helps women and girls around the world get 12 years of safe, quality education. I’m giving you the opportunity to help them.
However, you need to act fast to make the maximum impact with your purchases. At the end of August, these affiliate rates can fall back to the standard 11%, so buying after August 31 could mean only 5.5% of your purchase goes to the Malala Fund.
Here are 10 romance novels you can buy to make the world a better place.
1) A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas by Lorhainne Eckhart
Word Count: 45,860
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.15 out of 5 stars
Sometimes families need a helping hand…
Holidays are about family, love, and giving, but this Christmas The Friessens are in for a rough holiday season.
Thirteen days before Christmas, In the mail, a letter arrives that was never meant for Candy Friessen. It is for her husband Neil, and when she opens it, she discovers a lie that rocks her world. And she begins to question everything they created together, including his love for her and their family.
Seven days before Christmas, Even though her heart is breaking she considers leaving. She makes plans until a call one night alerts all the Friessens that Becky Friessen, their mother is in the hospital fighting for her life. And without a second thought, the entire Friessen clan is on a plane to her bedside. Faced with uncertainty Brad, Neil, Jed, and their wives are together for Christmas, but there’s no happy celebration, and gifts piled under the tree.
And for Candy and Neil, once trust is destroyed, is a family bond strong enough to make a difference?
2) Fallen Hero (with bonus story The Search) by Lorhainne Eckhart
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult
Word Count: 51,270
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.24 out of 5 stars
“Another great book in this series and by this author. I am going to start reading The Awakening right after I am done with this review; I cannot wait!” – Paula
“When life deals an innocent a bad hand it isn’t’ surprising when they want revenge. This story handles the situation in a simple fashion. Turning anger and distrust into love. Well written, and a story which leaves you wanting to read more about this family.” – Voracious Reader
“Deals with some social issues but never strays from taking a chance on love and over- coming insurmountable issues and losses to let heroine find and claim true love against all odds.” – Billie Miller
Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Dianas)
A cowboy who walked away from his family’s fortune. A woman who returned for justice. What they didn’t expect was to find love.
The Search, A bridge short story (Andy, Jed & Diana)
In THE SEARCH, after Jed goes missing, Diana is desperate and calls the one man she knows she shouldn’t, Jed’s cousin Andy.
But when a very pregnant Diana follows Andy on the Search for her husband early labor sets in and Andy may have taken on more than he can handle.
3) Burn Me Again: They Are In Love Again by Becky Harris
Word Count: 11,630
Emma and Brody had been friends since they were in Kindergarten. When high school rolled around their feelings for each other turned into something more than just friendship. Their love was fast and furious, just like their relationship. All was going perfectly until an accident struck Brody’s family. His brother had been in a fatal car accident with a drunk driver.
Struck by the tragedy, Brody turned to alcohol. When Emma found out she immediately confronted him. The confrontation immediately went south when Brody lashed out at her. It severed their relationship separating them for four years.
At Emma’s graduation, she stumbles into him. As soon as their eyes meet the feelings rush back. When Brody asks Emma for a second chance she can’t help, but give it. Though it comes with a few stumbles along the way they pick up right where they left off.
4) The First Bite Is the Deepest By Elisa Catrina
Word Count: 89,630
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars
High school senior Stella Ortiz loves field hockey, her friends, biology class, and the occasional trashy vampire romance. So when she encounters mysterious transfer student Sebastian Weber–a real-life version of her favorite novels’ broodingly gorgeous protagonists–she’s immediately drawn to him. Her friends, on the other hand, aren’t impressed: Sebastian misses tons of school, he day-drinks something that smells like pennies, and oh yeah, he’s a vampire.
What starts as a quirky send-up of vampire romance quickly turns sinister. Stella and her friends find themselves pitted against not only Sebastian, but his entire family–a cadre of supernatural predators determined to keep the secret of their existence from spreading any further.
Sometimes, breakups really are a matter of life and death.
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Christopher Moore, and Dracula will love this mordant take on vampire romance, which readers have called “funny and clever and emotionally hard-hitting” as well as “a perfectly creepy read.”
5) Nelly by Nora A.M. Crown
Genre: Historical, Suspense, Noir
Word Count: 15,620
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Encompassing the high speed dialogues of plays and the scene directives of screenplays combined within the easy to follow format of a novel!
London 1923: Nelly is an upper class successful single independent professional woman in her early thirties who needs to find Henry, the man who is behind her family’s tragedy and has tarnished their reputation. Henry holds the key to her past and is her only link to finding her last living relative.
Her journey leads her on a quest of self discovery and triumph as she learns to overcome her feelings of guilt and inadequacy. But one more obstacle threatens her happiness. She learns that the man she loves, follows his own agenda as she makes a startling discovery about his past and an unimaginable commonality that they share… Can she forgive him in order to find trust and happiness once more?
‘Nelly’ spans three styles: novel, play and screenplay. Why, you might ask?
Do you like to be a part of the story rather than a mere spectator?
Do you like plays? Or screenplays?
Are you a Free Thinker? Are you tired of books that describe every detail no matter how trivial? Books that rely more on word count than the importance of the actual words?
Look no further!
‘Nelly’ will inspire you to indulge the freedom of your own imagination as you are taken through the scenes of the story. Your imaginative choices bring the details to life. You are the director of the story as a play on stage or a movie.
You set the limits to your imagination!
6) The Power of His Touch by Alaina Stanford
Word Count: 42,180
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.89 out of 5 stars
The longer angels tread on the face of the earth the more susceptible they become to mortal emotion.
Rafi discovers a demon plot to release a pandemic in a large metropolitan city. Disguised as an agent of the World Health Organization Rafi searches for the source. When he meets a young biochemist name Sophia at the center of the pandemic everything changes. Rafi is quickly torn between his divine mission and his growing feelings for Sophia. Dare he give into the temptations of love with millions of lives at risk?
7) Under Their Skin by Dinah Lee Küng
Word Count: 103,210 words
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.14 out of 5 stars
“…bold in writing about sex, understanding that it is what the characters mean to one another that drives the tension. Ultimately, this is a gutsy novel and it confirms that this is a writer who can be read seriously,” Jonathan Miller, Channel 4, UK
“The threads are brilliantly woven together in a very moving finale. This novel is tremendous fun to read. There is an added pleasure in the familiar Genevan landscape that is evoked throughout the novel and the gentle humour at the expense of the Swiss.” Shirley Curran, book reviewer for “Geneva Lunch”
The Geneva laser clinic of Dr. Roman Micheli is as discreet as a Swiss bank—no matter who the patient, Roman is the dispassionate professional. His wife Isabel, a WHO leprologist, is even more dedicated to her work than Roman.
But the Michelis’ technically perfect partnership unravels when an American violinist strides onto a concert stage and weaves the audience into her musical spell. The doctor strains from his seat to diagnose the purple birthmark marring this virtuoso’s beauty. The science of Roman’s laser could transform this girl’s future. He doesn’t realize the ephemeral art of Mira’s music threatens his.
A mordant comedy featuring chronic misunderstandings, lost opportunities, well-meant bungling, misplaced passions and fatal cultural confusion—in “Under Their Skin,” nobody perceives what lies beneath the surface of our everyday actions and their unexpected consequences.
8) Johnnie’s Girl by Harma-Mae Smit
Genre: Historical, Short Story
Word Count: 8,530
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.33 out of 5 stars
I’d never have a chance with Johnnie’s girl…
Johnnie Reynolds has a starring role in his own life. Debbie MacDonald is his leading lady. And Cricket is destined to be the sidekick – forever watching his best friend’s glamorous life from the sidelines.
So when Cricket falls for Debbie MacDonald, he knows it’s hopeless to compete against Johnnie’s movie stardom, looks and charm. Until the day Johnnie suggests Cricket take Debbie out on the town in his place, as he’s managed to double-book himself for the evening. Debbie charmingly doesn’t mind any of the usual mishaps Cricket encounters when he does his best to take Johnnie’s place. And Cricket starts to wish he wasn’t the sidekick of this show, but the star…
Follow the ups and downs of the lives of two aspiring movie stars and the girl they both love, during the dawn of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
9) Righteous Path by Jasmine Bowen
Genre: Historical, Short Story
Word Count: 5,490
In the countryside of Calais, torn between English and French rule, a friendship is struck up between an overworked young priest and a brazen widower innkeeper.
Calen has only been a priest five years, and already has three parishes to deal with. Acadia, widowed at sixteen, has no choice but to run her disgraced husband’s Inn for money to survive.
When the pressures of the world become too much, Calen finds himself deep in his cups, relying on Acadia for the strength to carry on; literally. But what happens when the mood is right, the restraint is gone and all they have left is each other? Theirs is a romance that is doomed from the start, but the passion they shared one night is too fiery to ignore…
10) The Love of the Nympho by Rowan Knight
Word Count: 20,780
Average Goodreads Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This could be the romance of many people in pursuit of true love. It begins and ends in the common dream of two souls, highlighting the strength of a passion.
The letters of both before they met, saved two lives of endless suffering and created the beginning of a great romance, from a love that until then had not been found.
But what would happen later, would reveal a storm of passions that took also both in many different directions.
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