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About Janet Walden-West
Her debut multicultural contemporary romance, SALT+STILETTOS, is out now from City Owl Press, and her urban fantasy short stories are available in multiple anthologies.
She is represented by Eva Scalzo of Speilburg Literary Agency.
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Trading her red-dirt roots for the title of Miami’s go-to image consultant, Brett Fontaine refuses to let anything jeopardize her new life.
…Not an influential client-turned-stalker who’s up for parole…
…Not post-kidnapping panic attacks…
…And certainly not the stubborn, attention-phobic chef with the tempting tataus she’s been challenged to transform into a celeb in ninety days.
Will Te’o can almost taste the dream he sacrificed American Samoa, culture, and cherished family ties for—opening a four-star restaurant in the most cut-throat culinary location in North America.
Unfortunately, that requires navigating its equally ruthless social scene.
When his first public performance ends in a social media spectacle, his only option is turning to the stiletto-wearing nemesis who has invaded his kitchen.
Neither expected to share anything but barbs, yet somewhere between accidentally bonding over comfort food and office-wrecking sex, they’re named South Beach’s hottest pairing!
Until Brett’s stalker engineers an image-shattering reveal and the fallout trashes her reputation. She may be going down, but she’s not taking Will’s dreams with her.
Now Will is pulling out all his new skills and cooking up a last-ditch event. Will it prove to Brett that relying on the right person makes for the perfect recipe? Or will he be left heartbroken in the spotlight?
If you like Kristen Callihan, Nicole Snow, Negeen Papehn, or Penelope Ward, you’ll love this spicy romance with a dash of sultry, a pinch of intrigue, and a cup full of fun!
“Walden-West debuts with a delectable romance between a Miami image consultant and the rough-around-the-edges client she must polish before the opening of his South Beach restaurant…While the sexual tension between the leads sizzles from the get go, it’s the show of mutual support and respect that will make readers swoon.” — Publisher’s Weekly
What reviewers are saying:
★★★★★ “This opposites-attract romance is sultry, sexy fun featuring a yummy cinnamon roll hero who readers will fall for in an instant!”
★★★★★ “Fashion and food collide in this delicious opposites-attract romance!”
★★★★★ “With a fierce heroine and a swoon worthy hero I fell head over stilettos in love.”
★★★★★ “A gentle giant hero and food descriptions so exquisite my mouth watered for them both.”
Young and old, fearsome and powerful, they wield art, science, and magic to fight fate, deity, and death. These women are predators.
Predators in Petticoats collects twenty-five original tales of flesh, blood, and bone.
Featuring new stories by:
R. S. Belcher
Susan Griffith & Clay Griffith
John G. Hartness
Jody Lynn Nye
And introducing new stories by:
R. James Gauvreau
R. Z. Held
M. Lopes da Silva
Leann M. Rettell
It is also a tribute honoring Melanie Otto (AKA Melanie Griffin), one of the founding authors, who died unexpectedly in 2016. Melanie critiqued many of these stories at the Roaring Writers' annual writing retreats, and the authors will never forget Melanie's sparkling eyes and delighted laugh as she found passages she loved in each. With this collection, including stories by Melanie, the Roaring Writers share her light with readers everywhere.
Thanks to the generosity of their mentors and contributors, all profits from the sales of this anthology will be donated to help Melanie's lifelong partner defray medical and legal costs.