A rogue with the name Lafitte? What quadroon could resist?
A rum privateer on the run, Captain Alex Lafitte wanders the Caribbean, avoiding his infamous cousins at all costs. But the last thing Alex expected to find was sassy quadroon Zaria St. Claire stowed away in his cargo hold. After she saves Alex’s crew from a British brig by disguising herself as a Voudou Priestess, he vows to make the copper-skinned beauty his, no matter what the law says.
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An infamous creole sea captain... a beautiful quadroon stowaway… and a forbidden love that swells with the ocean tides.
A rum privateer on the run, Captain Alex Lafitte wanders the Caribbean aboard his ship, the Enchanted Lady, avoiding his infamous cousins at all costs. But when his childhood love, Talia Barberry, begs him to save her adopted son from the New Orleans authorities during the slave rebellions. Alex welcomes the little slave boy he once owned with open arms. However, Marcus is now a man grown—with a secret: he’s snuck the woman he loves onto Alex’s ship.
The last thing Zaria St. Claire wanted was to sail to the islands hidden in the cargo hold of a ship. After her white father’s death during the slave rebellions in New Orleans, she has no choice but to live now and fight another day. However, she never thought she’d find a demi-god of a man standing half-clad on the deck of the ship. Alex’s strong, male presence ignites a fire deep within her soul, and as their voyage progresses, Zaria can no longer hide her feelings for the Creole.
When Alex discovers the beautiful quadroon stowaway on the deck of his ship, he thought he’d died and gone to heaven. Zaria’s keen intellect and coppery eyes drawn him in like a bee to honey. But there’s one problem: the girl is Marcus’. Struggling to keep his distance, Alex fights an inner battle of love and desire that unravels when Zaria risks her life to save his ship from a British brig. He wants her. And Alex vows that he’ll do whatever it takes to protect Zaria from her past and make her his—no matter what the law says.
Releasing on all Ebook formats and Paperback on 7/25/2017
Are you ready for a high-seas adventure? The next story in the Pure Escapades series, PURE ENCHANTMENT, is almost ready! Follow Alex Lafitte as he roams the Caribbean in search of love and life, attempting to thwart his cousins' dastardly plan. With the help of a beautiful (and overly curious) quadroon that stows away on his ship, Alex is sure to get his HEA. Cover reveal on May 25, 2017, along with pre-order links!
So exciting! Silence the Northwoods is now available in all formats! It was a great first day release, thanks to my many wonderful writer friends and readers. And, I got my first 5 star review!
"Silence the Northwoods got my heart pounding in the first chapter and then kept me up way past my bedtime!
The peace of a snow-covered paradise is shattered by a terrifying crime. And it can't be a coincidence that it's the same MO as a crime that occurred at the same ski hill years ago. Kyra Erikkson works on the hill, and she's no stranger to fear. In fact, that's why she's there - trying to outrun her own brutal past and keep her young son safe.
FBI agent Colton Ramsey would rather be anywhere than freezing his ass off in sub-zero temperatures on a ski hill in the Upper Peninsula. That is, until he meets Kyra and 5-year-old Jackson. And when the mysteries he's unraveling all start to point in Kyra's direction, nothing will tear him away.
What romantic suspense should be, this story really delivers! I loved it and can't wait for the next book in the series."
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SILENCE THE NORTHWOODS--RELEASING SOON!
Yikes! Only 18 days until my romantic suspense, Silence the Northwoods, releases in all formats! I'm so excited about this book...set in my hometown at an area ski hill, I've taken what hopefully will be seen as the best of my beautiful Northwoods and incorporated it into a thrilling murder/mystery combined with a steamy romance. Preorders are now available at the link to the right. Here's the blurb:
A painful past. A wall of steel. And an ex from hell.
Could the holidays get any worse? After his dad’s death, Detroit FBI field agent Colton Ramsay didn’t think so. His mom's on hospice and his ex-college sweetheart just married his ex-roommate--and now he's been assigned to investigate a murder in the icy wastelands of the Upper Peninsula. But when sexy ski hill manager Kyra Erikkson and her five-year-old son storm into Colton's life, he has a change of heart. Her chestnut curls and baby blues ignite a carnal need deep within that he’d suppressed long ago. But Kyra and her son need his protection. Can Colton lower his emotional wall and let love in?
A secret past. A life on the run. And an ex from hell.
Kyra Erikkson has spent years sacrificing everything she loves to keep her five-year-old son Jackson safe from her nightmare ex-husband. Settling in a small town in the Northwoods, life is quiet—until her best friend is murdered and all hell breaks loose. When handsome FBI agent Colton Ramsay arrives to investigate, his intrusive questions and brooding attraction both infuriate and arouse Kyra to no end. She tries to keep the man at a safe distance--and her past hidden--but secrets come with a price, and Kyra is forced to make a decision that scares her more than her ex: Can she trust another man with her fragile heart and soul after having them both ripped to shreds?
It's official! I've started my NaNoWriMo book for 2016! I'm writing a New Adult novel set in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that bounces back and forth between Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University. My daughter attends MTU, and I really wanted to try something new. 14,000 words in, and I'm loving it so far. My characters are Cody Williams and Shannon Colfax from my YA novel, Spirit of the Northwoods, and it's called Beneath a Northern Sky. I'll keep you updated!
ON NOVEMBER 21, 2016, I will reveal the cover and Pre-order links for my Romantic Suspense, SILENCE THE NORTHWOODS, releasing on January 21, 2017! Here's the blurb:
Exciting News!!! Pure of Heart, my first novel released in April of 2015, is now available on Amazon with all new material! I've revamped the entire novel, INCLUDING a brand new cover! Due to a lack of sales with Smashwords (ITunes, Kobo, etc.) this book will be enrolled exclusively in the Kindle KDP program.
Want a good read for the summer? Get my historical romance, Pure Temptation, for $.99 on Amazon Kindle (or free at Smashwords.com)! Or, if you want a sweet romance with a bit of the paranormal, go for my Young Adult novel, Spirit of the Northwoods. Both books are now on sale until the end of June!
I've got a full lineup of Blog Tour stops this month, promoting my newly released YA book! Join me! I'm giving away a $20.00 Gift Card to one lucky blog hopper, so sign up as often as you can by following my tour and commenting! Would love to talk about this book!
May 12: The Avid Reader http://the-avidreader.blogspot.com/2016/05/12-blurb-blitz-tour-giveaway-spirit-of-the-northwoods-by-auria-jourdain-GF.html
May 13: Bookthusiasm https://bookthusiasm.wordpress.com/
May 16: Fiction Zeal http://www.fictionzeal.com/
May 17: Queen of All She Reads http://queenofallshereads.blogspot.com/
May 18: Our Families Adventure http://pirategrl1014.blogspot.com/
May 19: T's Stuff http://teresanoel.blogspot.com/2016/05/blurb-blitz-spirit-of-northwoods-by.html
May 20: Angela Myron's Blog http://www.angelamyron.com/blog
May 23: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews http://thepenmuse.net/?p=13232
May 24: Independent Authors https://indieauthorsblog.wordpress.com/?p=5312
May 25: Stormy Vixen Book Reviews http://stormyvixen.booklikes.com/
May 26: Welcome to My World of Dreams http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2016/05/win-20-gc-spirit-of-northwoods-by-auria.html
May 27: Books in the Hall http://booksinthehall.blogspot.com/2016/05/spirit-of-northwoods-by-auria-jourdain.html
"I'm a hopeful romantic with lots of energy and an intense love of history, wanting nothing more than to breathe life into romance."