Coming Alive (Welcome to Carson, Book One)
By: Renee Harless
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Hosted By: Chance Promotions
Does one take it?
Avery Poindexter never expected to take another chance at love…actually,
she had planned on remaining invisible for the rest of her life.
Growing up in a family that would put Cinderella’s to shame, Avery
Poindexter watched as her sister withstood years of abuse while she was
sidelined to the staff quarters unable to fight for her own.
However, she had a plan…
On her eighteenth birthday, with the signed paperwork from her malicious
grandmother, Avery and her sister make their escape and never look back,
but Avery should have guessed that her change in luck was too good to be
After unexpected deaths, Avery finds herself simply passing through
Banishing herself to a life of loneliness and solitude, Avery jumps at the
chance to start over somewhere new: Carson, North Carolina. As Avery
adjusts to a new beginning and a new life, she’s thrown a curve ball she
wasn’t expecting – him – a man that has his own secrets and demons shrouded
in the darkness of his past. He also happens to be one of her bosses and
Avery finds herself drawn to him in a way she never anticipated, torn
between wanting to wrap him in her arms and push him away in hopes to save
Logan doesn’t trust women. Period. They play on your emotional
vulnerability and use you if they can. They chew you up and spit you out.
He should know; his family has a long history of lying, cheating,
manipulating, and leaving women.
Growing up in a trailer park, kicking post to his dad’s vicious temper,
Logan made a vow to make something of himself. Determination and
scholarships got him through medical school; women got him through lonely
A one-night stand cut short exposes Logan to a mysterious woman that flips
his world upside down. Logan never expected to meet her; the one that would
make him question everything. Undeterred by her need to keep him at an
arm’s length, he goes against everything he believes in the quest to prove
that they’re worth fighting for.
Will Logan be able to breathe life back into Avery’s heart and offer her
the things she craves…family? Love? Or will their devastating pasts force
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Renee Harless is the author of the erotic/BDSM series The Stone Series and
the soon-to-be released contemporary/erotic Welcome to Carson Series.
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Three families come together in this soap opera style romance. Westmore is the story of the Greens, the Braxtons, and the Reynolds—families enveloped by drama threefold.
Charlette Green mourns the loss of her husband while battling her dislike for her son’s new love. One day, handsome Detective Bryant comes into her life, rescuing her abandon. Meanwhile, Scott and Alicia, musical siblings, fight their way to the top of the charts when tragedy strikes.
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After Laura Reynolds’ divorce, she and her daughter Megan move back home to live with her father. Her plan is to start life anew, relinquishing all sorrow. Little does Laura realize that it is harder than she thinks to leave the past behind.
Drama, mayhem, love and heartache are the ruling elements in this small New England town called Westmore.
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“A literary version of a soap opera.”
That’s how I describe Westmore whenever someone asks about the book.
Anyone who follows me online knows I’m a soap opera fanatic. I’m always posting my opinion about the latest happenings on my favorite shows. At times, the shows can be so bad that I often say I can do a better job of writing them.
That’s one of the things that lead to the inspiration of Westmore. I wondered what it’d be like to create my own version of a soap opera.
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Carol Cassada hails from a small town in Virginia. Growing up, Carol loved to read, but it wasn’t until her teens when she decided to be a writer. After taking a creative writing class, Carol set out on her writing journey.
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