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The Trouble with Romance (The sequel to The Trouble with Playing Cupid) by Tamara Philip

The Trouble with Romance

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In the sequel to The Trouble with Playing Cupid, December’s best friend and agent, Clarissa Gregory, finds herself as the latest person destined for love.
Love never felt so good for pop singer December Brown and her boyfriend, Hollywood heartthrob, Tom Elmswood. A year later and they’re still crazy about each other. Now it’s their turn to be the well meaning but still pretty terrible matchmakers.

Except, for Clarissa, it isn’t only meddling friends pushing her towards the dashing detective Peter, but fate itself.

Will December convince the cynical Clarissa to take a chance on romance? Or is she right, that love really is just too much trouble?

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book as always with Tamara Philip March 1, 2015

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Great book as always with Tamara Philip. What I really enjoyed about this book was not only the romance, but with seeing Clarissa’s relationship with her best friend December. They way that she admires her friends reaction to stardom, the conversations they have, dealing with a stalker!!! It just makes the reader feel like they are a part of the friendship and Hollywood.
Enough about the friendship though, this time around it’s Clarissa’s (December’s best friend) chance at love, but as we can all relate to, love is never easy or come at exactly the moment that you’re expecting it. I’d have to say there is quite a bit of suspense in this book and if you’re up for a wild ride, this is the book for you.

~Neva Squires-Rodriguez
Author of the Liliana Series

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Snippet from my new Christmas book…Weekend Writing Warriors…#8sunday

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Hey  Weekend Writing Warriors!  Can you feel the holiday season in the air yet?? I’m on a steady diet of Christmas music and panic because I haven’t even thought about what I’m buying people for Christmas yet! Anyway This week’s #8sunday snippet is from my new release with my author bff and fellow Weekend Writing Warrior,Neva Squires-Rodriguez, called This Season…Have Love/Have Faith. Two Christmas themed short stories to warm your hearts for the holidays! My story is called Have Love and the scene I’ve picked to share with you is part of the conversation between Danny, our hero and his sister, Daniella as he contemplates introducing himself to his love interest, Josephine.

“Danny, get it together. She’s not going to think you’re a creep. Hell, she probably doesn’t even know you exist.”

“Oh thanks, Sis! That makes me feel so much better. Ugh, why do I even listen to you?”

“Because I’m your sister and I’m brilliant? Oh my god, is that a pizza cone?” Daniella shrieked, pulling him along with her at breakneck speed into the “As Seen on TV” store.

Now I’m off to read some super awesome snippets from my fellow Authors at WeWriWa’s blog! Go check them out!

Thanks for reading ❤

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Brand new Book Release… This Season…Have Love/Have Faith

bookTwo Holiday Short Stories in one volume, from Tamara Philip (The Trouble with Playing Cupid) and Neva Squires-Rodriguez (Liliana).

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Bookstore owner Danny Archer has always led a quiet unassuming life but when the mysterious Josephine enters his shop, it’s love at first sight.With Christmas right around the corner, their whirlwind romance seems like a dream come true.

 But will the secret that Josephine’s harboring leave them heartbroken for the Holidays or will love find a way?

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Things couldn’t get any worse for Yasmin Vazquez this Christmas season. With her life falling apart around her, snatching the wreath off the apartment door that her cheating ex-boyfriend evicted her out of  was just the beginning of the nightmare day that led to her meeting handsome police officer, Emmanuel Colon.

Despite all of her misgivings, Yasmin allows him into her life as the magic of faith and hope helps mend her soul. But is he all that he claims to be or is there more to his story?

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Tom has to deal with the fall out of his words … Weekend Writing Warriors #8sunday…

Hey guys! I can’t believe its Sunday already and we’re back again doing the #8sunday with the wonderful  Weekend Writing Warriors!  I really loved reading the other snippets! This week’s excerpt from my debut novella The Trouble with Playing Cupid shows Tom’s lament about the whole talk show disaster with December Brown.

Tom couldn’t help himself; he kept switching channels to hear more opinions about
the ‘event’. He wanted to murder Trace. Every journalist at tonight’s award show would be asking him about December and her text. The media made him out to be dispassionate and uninterested, which made him feel like the scum of the earth on top of it all. He’d never even heard of the woman before last night, why was this happening to him?

Damn that Trace Randall.

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December deals with the fall out of Tom’s words…Weekend Writing Warriors…#8sunday

Hey All! I’m back again doing the #8sunday with the wonderful  Weekend Writing Warriors!  I really loved reading the other snippets! This week’s excerpt from my debut novella The Trouble with Playing Cupid shows December’s friend and bodyguard Damien trying to cheer her up about Tom.

“So listen… I’m sorry about that guy, We saw it on TV last night.”
“Oh well, it’s the story of my life. Girl passively stalks guy,Girl gets drunk and texts
traitorous talk show host, Boy thinks girl is vomitus.” December deadpanned. Damien
guffawed loudly despite himself and poked her lightly in the side, making her laugh.
“You’re too good for him anyway. The man has the ultimate poker face. I doubt he
even has emotions.”

Read more great snippets from my fellow Authors at WeWriWa’s blog

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December has a minor freak out…Weekend Writing Warriors…#8sunday….9/28/2014

Hey All! I’m back again doing the #8sunday with the wonderful  Weekend Writing Warriors!  I really loved reading the other snippets! This week’s excerpt from my debut novella The Trouble with Playing Cupid shows the scene when December calls up her best friend, Clarissa panicking over Tom taking her out on a date.

“Tom wants this to be our first date,We’re at the movies in Flushing!”

“Ooh, so you’re panicking in the restroom now right?”

“Yes! My heart won’t stop racing and he called me sweetheart and said I looked beautiful and what do I do, Clarissa? Do I run?”

“Why would you run? No! Focus! This is Tom Elmswood. The guy whose movies you made me watch a billion times just so you could memorize his face, remember?”

December nodded, even though Clarissa couldn’t see her through the phone.

Read more great snippets from my fellow Authors at WeWriWa’s blog

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Authors with Flair…Adrienne Ruvalcaba interview

Adrienne Ruvalcaba‘s The Prostitute’s Daughter is a gripping, intense, edgy and yet sweet novel. How does one book accomplish all of that? Perhaps it’s a reflection of its author and all the layers of her personality?  Luckily for me, she allowed me to interview her in all her mysterious glory…

 In less than 30 words, tell us about The Prostitute’s Daughter?

The Prostitute’s Daughter is the story of a man who loves a woman who doesn’t believe in love. He loves her even when she isn’t capable of loving herself.

How long did it take you to write it?

It took me five years to write this book. I wrote it in my spare time while I was dealing with a things, including the end of an abusive marriage, going to engineering school full time while single parenting two small children, working, and coming to grips with serious health issues and a subsequent diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Why did you write it? or better yet where did the plot idea come from?

The plot idea came from my intimate experience with survivors of abuse. At a young age, I witnessed a very dear loved one go through unspeakable abuse. I also witnessed this person’s metamorphosis into a completely different person. This person never received the love they needed and deserved, and, as a result, they never healed properly. I too am a survivor of abuse, but I was able to find peace and healing through love and support. The redeeming power of love is sometimes the only way to drive out certain kinds of darkness in one’s soul. The Prostitute’s Daughter is a story that captures that concept and gives it an emotionally fulfilling little fairytale twist.

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

I’m definitely more of a doer than a talker. I’m a person of few spoken words, but I’m very good at plodding along like a machine and accomplishing one small, manageable task after another. I’m all about the daily grind.

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The Trouble with Playing Cupid by Tamara Philip

One New Year’s Eve, shy singer, December Brown drunkenly texts her talk show host pal, Trace Randall, about her long time crush on the aloof actor, Tom Elmswood. Thinking the two celebrities would make a cute couple, he unwisely decides to play matchmaker… in front of a live studio audience.

Things start to go downhill when Tom admits he’s never even heard of December before. Now what seemed like a sure fire hit quickly becomes a flop. Will these two lonely hearts ever make a love connection or has this cupid’s arrow missed its mark?

Coming soon!!

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