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Vina St Fran

Good lovin’ is easy…But true happiness is harder to find…

To anyone on the outside looking in through the door of Cyndarella Worthy’s life, it looks like she’s got it all. At thirty-two, she’s beautiful and successful, with a handsome brother lover, Thad Mitchell. But deep in her heart, she holds a candle for Bashar Bazzi, the Chaldean immigrant she loved ten years ago. Bashar left for Iraq and she never saw him again, and she assumes he made a marriage within his own community without a backward glance.

Cyn’s girlfriends, Tavie, Denise and Vette, know that their sister still carries the scars of Bashar, but they pray she’ll find love and peace with Thad. Anyway, they’ve got issues too: Tavie’s dating smart school principal, Mack Dooley, but she can’t escape the rumors that he’s playing around; Denise’s marriage to Sean is under pressure because she hasn’t conceived a second child; Vette’s dating an older guy, Louis Burns, but wonders if she’ll ever get a ring on her finger.

When Thad proposes to Cyn and she accepts, it looks like this sister’s finally on her way to true happiness. But no sooner are the celebrations done, when there’s trouble—Bashar Bazzi is home, and he’s ready to settle his unfinished business with Cyn…

The passionate, powerful heart-breaking prequel to Betrayal’s Dust

by Vina St Fran

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Vina St. Fran is the author of the Amorous Trilogy series. She writes contemporary romance, and erotica romance for Zam Publishing, LLC. She also is a Political Contributor for The Examiner. A native Michigander, she resides in the Midwest with her family.

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Contact: For ARC, interview, guest post or media requests, please contact my publicist, Josephine Metts from Zam Publishing, LLC, at

Books: The Amorous Trilogy:

Book 1: One Foot Outside The Door. Release date: 04/15/15

Book 2: Betrayal’s Dust: Release date: 10/15/15. Pre-ordering begins June 1, 2015.

Book 3: Title TBD. Release date 02/15/16

What people are saying…“Cyndarella Worthy, an African-American lady, is caught in the twists and turns of love centered on one of the most enduring and captivating contemporary romance stories…One Foot Outside The Door. Against this background, “Cyn” as she is fondly called grapples with a blast from the past and a tragic secret that threatens her marriage to her heartthrob Thad Mitchell…”

In the first novel of a highly anticipated series, The Amorous Trilogy, Vina St. Fran explores with finesse, the story of a single African-American lady whose life is shattered by Bashar Bazzi, a Chaldean gentleman of Iraqi descent who after four years of romance leaves her to attend to his family business in Baghdad. 14 years after, she settles to marry Thad Mitchell, also an African-American but her joy is cut short as Bashar comes onto the scene. She’s torn between an old flame and a life of bliss with Thad. But can she resist the chemistry between herself and Bashar whose family prejudice tore them apart in the first place?

“I am not a fan of most debut novels in which I have reviewed. I must warn you in advance that this is not the typical cookie-cutter Contemporary Romance novel you may currently find yourself reading…there is a true love story which unfolds here that entertains as well as educates. The storytelling is solid, focused, and downright unpredictable! The supporting cast of characters each with their own distinctive flavoring makes this a must-read book that I would highly recommend,” said Lacey Smalton, Reviewer from the Midwest Book Review, Reviewers Choice, March 2015 edition.

Faridah Nassozi of Reader’s Favorite Book Review March 23, 2015 adds, “One Foot Outside The Door by Vina St. Fran delivered a story filled with romance, suspense and relationship drama through love triangles, betrayals, broken trust, and second chances.”

“One Foot Outside The Door,” was previously published in 2007. This is a revised edition. The books were edited by former Sr. Executive Editor, Tessa Shapcott, of Harlequin Mills & Boon UK Ltd. Book Two of the Amorous Trilogy, “Betrayal’s Dust” will be out October 15, 2015.

See what the buzz is about and get a copy of “One Foot Outside The Door” at any of these online retailers and major bookstores: Barnes & Noble * Amazon * Smashwords


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