Monday, February 9, 2015

#Spotlight & #Giveaway: Love Unexpected Series by Delaney Diamond

Today we'd like to share with you a contemporary interracial romance series from author, Delaney Diamond - Love Unexpected. Enjoy an excerpt from the third book and be sure to enter the giveaway for a gift card and ebooks!

18372555The Blind Date 
(Love Unexpected #1)
by Delaney Diamond 
ebook, 106 pages
Published September 20th 2013 by Delaney Diamond
One night changes everything . . . again. 

Years ago, when Ryan Stewart saw Shawna Ferguson, it was love at first sight. Unfortunately, he wasn’t a free man, and his deception caused him to lose her after a weekend that changed his life.When Shawna’s sister and brother-in-law set her up on a blind date, she has no idea it’s with Ryan, with whom she’d spent a weekend she wishes she could forget. She reluctantly agrees to finish the date with him, but doing so leaves her vulnerable to his charms and the heat he ignited in her that very first night. 

20756744The Wrong Man 
(Love Unexpected #2)
by Delaney Diamond
eBook/Paperback, 220 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by Delaney Diamond
ISBN 1940636051
They have nothing in common. So why can’t they stay away from each other?

Construction foreman Tomas Molina has no desire to settle down. He enjoys the single life too much, with all the choices of women available to him. But when ad executive Talia Jackson becomes single again, they start an affair that has him questioning his beliefs about relationships. And the next thing he knows, he’s the one demanding exclusivity.

Talia Jackson has always done what’s right. Gone to the right schools, worn the right clothes, and married the right man. Seeking a boost when her marriage ends in divorce, she finds comfort in the arms of Tomas Molina, a man who makes her feel alive in a way she never has before. Then an unexpected result of their affair forces her to make a tough decision—stay in the world she’s known all her life, or make a future with the man she’s grown to love.

24377579An Unexpected Attraction 
(Love Unexpected Book 3)
by Delaney Diamond 
Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published January 7th 2015 by Delaney Diamond
They didn’t mean to fall in love… 
Brenda Morrison has known Jay Santorini for years, but he’s off limits. He’s her friend’s ex-husband, and except for one slip-up, they’ve always had a platonic relationship. But now that she’s back in Atlanta, the smoldering attraction between them is much harder to resist. 
Jay has always kept a hands-off approach to Brenda, and the time they spend together starts out innocently enough, or so he pretends. Because the truth is, Jay has feelings for her, and those feelings are anything but innocent.


“You seeing anyone?” Now, he studied her with the same intensity he had the wine. 
“Uh…n-no, I’m not,” she stuttered. The change in topic threw her. “Not right now.” 
“No broken hearts left behind in Chicago?”
“Plural? No way?” She laughed, albeit uneasily. Conversations like this, particularly with Jay of all people, always made her uneasy. “There was someone, but he doesn’t have a broken heart, I assure you. We cut ties when I left. It wasn’t very serious.” She picked up a kernel of corn from the bowl in the center of the table and slipped it into her mouth. Jay hadn’t eaten anything since they sat down. 
“Not serious for you.” Not even the hint of a smile was on his face, attentive eyes capturing every word and every movement.
“Not for either of us.” She wanted to change the subject and avoided his eyes, focusing on a still life painting of wine bottles and grapes on the wall. When she swung her gaze back to Jay, he was staring at her. “What?” she asked sharply.
“Nothing. Just thinking.”
“About what?” 
“The past.”
He looked at her in a way he never had before, or rather in a way she hadn’t seen in a very long time. Her chest felt heavy and she swallowed hard. 
“What are you thinking about the past?” A dangerous question, and yet she still asked. 
He traced a finger around the rim of his glass. The movement reminded her of an intimate caress, the warm stroke of a lover’s fingertip over heated skin. 
 “Thinking about when Nick introduced you to us he was probably halfway in love with you by then. Ti ricordi?”
She looked down at the table, embarrassed. 
“Yes, I remember,” she answered. “Except for the part about Nick being halfway in love with me.” 
“You like to pretend it’s not true, but he did have feelings for you. Still does.” His voice had dropped lower, almost hypnotizing in its monotony.
 Shrugging, she broke eye contact. The line of conversation about Nick made her uncomfortable. 
“Did you know he talked about you a lot before he introduced you to us? He mentioned this beautiful woman he wanted us to meet.”
She didn’t know this little bit of information. Nick had approached her in a cafe. She’d been eating lunch alone while reviewing notes for a class, and he’d walked up and introduced himself. She’d shot him down right away, but eventually they exchanged numbers when he convinced her all he wanted was friendship. 
“I don’t understand why we’re talking about this.” Brenda rubbed the back of her neck, wishing she hadn’t inquired about his thoughts after all. 
Jay stopped tracing the rim of the glass. “Then I met you. The night we met, Jenna was with me. Ti ricordi?” 
“Of course I remember. It was really cold that night. I almost canceled but changed my mind because I’d promised Nick I’d go.” They’d met at a popular jazz and blues lounge in Marietta. 
“You wore a black sweater dress, knee-high, black leather boots, and a red scarf. Three inch heels. Big dangly gold earrings with diamond accents. A gold ring on the middle finger of your right hand with the design of a rose on it. Pink nail polish. Red lipstick. Your hair was a little longer then, and you had pulled it back from your face.”
Brenda swallowed at the amount of detail he recounted.
A bittersweet smile lined his mouth. “I can’t remember what I wore that night. I can’t remember what Jenna wore. But I remember every detail of your outfit. I remember what your mouth looked like, your eyes, and especially your smile. I even remember the way you smelled. And I remember thinking…” His voice became quieter, husky. She waited, breathing suspended. “Thinking…that I wish I’d met you first.”

Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels and the site manager of Romance Novels in Color, where diversity in romance novels is celebrated. Originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands, she now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she’s not busy reading or writing, she’s in the kitchen trying out new recipes, dining at one of her favorite restaurants, or traveling to an interesting locale. She speaks fluent conversational French and can get by in Spanish. 
Enjoy free reads and the first chapter of all her novels on her website. Join her e-mail mailing list to get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases.

Delaney is giving away a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card, and ecopies of The Blind Date and The Wrong Man, to one reader! To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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  1. I love this series. Ms. Diamond knows how to deliver sizzle~!

  2. I went on a blind date, what a mess. But the book looks interesting.

  3. This series sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sounds like a great book to read!

  5. The first book I've ever read of Delaney's was Perfect. I loved it.I saw she haas some great sounding family series. I'll be checking them out.Thanks for this giveaway.I loved that it was so easy to connect with all her characcters.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Delaney has written several romance stories that has made the reader feel connected to her H/h. I look forward to the pleasure of reading her books.

  7. Oops! Forgot to include contact info.

    Sweetpea122 at rocketmail dot com

  8. It looks like a good series with a lot of emotion in it.


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