New Romantic-Suspense SPLIT DECISIONS by bestselling author Carmen DeSousa is now available!

Split Decisions is a follow-up novel to the romantic-suspense bestseller She Belongs to Me. While you do not have to read the first book to enjoy the second, we believe you should have the option, so click here to avoid spoilers.

 If you’re still here, read on for a first peek at Split Decisions and a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Split Decisions - Final Cover

Sometimes you want something so badly you are willing to abandon everything you’ve ever known—including yourself.

Eighteen years ago, Jaynee Monroe married the man of her dreams, became the mother of four, and fulfilled her career goals. About to turn forty, she senses something is missing from her idyllic life. While Googling her name in an attempt to find herself, she unearths something so impossible, she contemplates her own sanity. Seeking answers, she embarks on a journey to discover the truth, only to end up abducted by a deranged stranger who insists on calling her Caycee.

Caycee took the road less traveled. Rejecting a marriage proposal from the only decent man she ever knew, she ventures to California to become famous. Eighteen years later, success has left her alone and miserable. Attempting to locate her lost love on Facebook, she discovers his infatuation with her. Not only does his presumed-dead wife have Caycee’s uncommon middle name, it appears he has photo-shopped her face over hers.

Never could Caycee and Jaynee have imagined decisions they made years earlier would threaten not only their lives but also their loved ones. Caycee must now reunite with the southern gent she dismissed eighteen years ago and convince him to accompany her to New York to locate his wife, the most important person in both their lives.

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#WriterWednesday- Check Out What 5 Prince Publishing Has to Offer!

In celebration of the release of the next novel in The Butterfly Memoirs series Jaded, I am sharing the latest releases of my fellow 5 Prince Publishing authors. Click each photo to find out more about the story. No matter what genre you prefer, I promise you’ll find a great read to match!

Christina OW - Contemporary Romance

Christina OW – African Contemporary Fiction/Multicultural/ African American Romance


Christine Steendam- Historical Romance

Fill your list for $.99c this weekend with bestseller SHE BELONGS TO ME by @Author_Carmen:

Did you know that you are able to buy now and gift later?
Yep! Take advantage of this special pricing on the romantic-suspense bestseller, She Belongs to Me, for yourself, and buy one to deliver to your avid-reader friends for Christmas.
She Belongs to Me by Carmen DeSousa has sat alongside such writing greats as Nicholas Sparks and J.D. Robb, and this weekend it’s only $0.99 cents, so don’t miss the savings!
Book Description:
After secrets and a mysterious background leave a wife’s life hanging by a thread, a husband must look for answers in the only place he knows—the past.
When wealthy construction company owner and Charlotte detective, Jordan Monroe, meets Jaynee for the first time he is awestruck and determines to make her his wife. Jaynee, however, has a history she cannot easily overcome and is fearful to submit to love. Jordan succeeds in making her his wife, but five years into their marriage, he realizes she is keeping secrets.  Before he can decipher her duplicity, he discovers her unconscious in their home from a gunshot wound only hours after giving her an ultimatum concerning their relationship.
With Jaynee’s life hanging in the balance, the mystery of her past drives Jordan to investigate. But what appears to be an attempted suicide turns out to be something far darker. Is someone from her past stalking her? Or worse, is someone close to Jordan trying to kill them both? As Jordan edges closer to the truth, it may be deadlier than he could ever have imagined.
What readers are saying:
A passionate romantic-suspense of love, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me will have you falling in love and wondering who you can trust right up to the last page.
“You’ll be swept off your feet along with Jaynee as she discovers the man of her dreams. You’ll be drawn into the drama. And you’ll flip the pages fast as Jordan must desperately figure out the truth in time. I was and did!” — New York Times bestselling author Jaime Rush
“Carmen DeSousa has written an incredibly stunning book, full of spot on visuals that put you in the midst of the conversations, like a ghostly guest that spies on a romantic dinner date.” — International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne
“If you love a romance read with a dash of danger, intrigue and suspense sprinkled in, this is the book for you.” — Bestselling Author and The Examiner’s “Top 12 Fiction Books of 2011” Carolyn Arnold
Download She Belongs to Me:
A writer of modern-day fairytales, Carmen DeSousa’s stories overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a fairytale be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of her novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will hopefully make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.
Carmen loves talking about all things books, so please connect with her via one of the links below.

Book Review: Entangled Dreams by Carmen DeSousa

First of all, I love the title….it makes me think of the twists and turns a story can take. One minute your happy, the next your sad. Confusion and mistrust, fear and anger are the images that come to my mind when I think of an entangled dream. Not to mention, the shattered image on the cover says it all.

For Alexandra, life used to be a fairy tale..full of the hopes and promises of youth. But sadly, events beyond her control quickly kill the dream, forcing her into a reality where she finds herself trapped in a relationship that is going nowhere, working hard to pay her bills, and unsure of what she should do next.

Until she meets Cameron. Polar opposites, neither of them are able to ignore the instant attraction. When exactly does a ‘good boy’ cross the line? What is it about Alexandra that draws him to her even while his mind is telling him to stay away?

A chance meeting, motorcycle ride, and a icy mixed with alcohol lead to an unexpected encounter that leaves them both wanting more. For Alexandra, it’s realizing her worth; for Cameron, a second chance at finding love.

What could possibly happen to entangle their new found dream?

Gotta read it to find out!

I am a big fan of Carmen’s books, not only because she is a friend, but because she has a masterful way of weaving a tale of suspense and mystery in the guise of romance! You’ll forget what type of story you’re reading until she reminds you with a scene that makes you go, “WHAT???”

If you haven’t read any of Carmen’s books, you don’t know what you’re missing! Mystery, Romance, Suspense, and so much more!

My Rating: *****
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Heat Level: Just the right amount of heat to send your imagination soaring!
Violence: PG13
Language: PG13

Now available in print and eBook formats:

A Great Book From Carmen DeSousa!

Here’s a great deal from my fellow 5 Prince Author!!!!

Land of the Noonday Sun is a romantic-suspense bestseller on Amazon, and this week only, you can download it for only .99 cents in celebration of Carmen’s new novel, Entangled Dreams, which releases in a few weeks.

What Readers are Saying:

“Wow! Carmen DeSousa has written another emotional and suspenseful story about family, friendship, love and betrayal that captured my attention from the very beginning.” 

“What I really have to say about this book is WOW! It has it all! Romance, suspense, mystery, tragedy, faith.”

 “I loved this one. I think it has a lot to do with the characters. Carmen DeSousa may be incapable of writing a hero that doesn’t make me melt.”

 “Passionate characters, beautiful North Carolina setting, true love, and a bang-up mystery to tie it all together. Need I say more? “Land of the Noonday Sun” is a must-read!”

Book Description:

When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun. 

Cassandra is the beautiful, yet analytical daughter of a wealthy attorney. Destined to follow in her father’s footsteps, her life of privilege suddenly shatters, and she finds herself with no home, career, or money. A glimmer of hope arrives in a letter from the grave promising a happier existence. Cassandra stands to inherit over half a million dollars if she can live in the sleepy little town of Nantahala for six months. Falling in love, however, was not part of the deal, and without warning, she finds herself fighting for two lives.

A man with a traumatic past is able to turn his life around and is happy with his chosen career as a whitewater guide. Everything changes though when fate hurls a woman into his path. His carefree life is in turmoil, and his former weaknesses threaten to overtake him. Will he be strong enough when tragedy strikes and is once again in danger of losing everything he loves?

Download your copy from Amazon  

A little more about Carmen DeSousa:

While Carmen does not write “Christian” books, she does share her characters’ Christian beliefs. Her characters are real people who come with real flaws; no perfect people allowed.

She characterizes her stories as modern-day fairytales, as they are overflowing with romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a fairytale be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of her novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will hopefully make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.

Both of her published novels, She Belongs to Me and Land of the Noonday Sun, have reached bestseller status right alongside Nicholas Sparks, J.D. Robb, and other great authors. Her third novel, Entangled Dreams, releases September 2012.

She loves talking about all things books, so please connect with her via one of the links below.

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