L. J. Wilson, pen name of author Laura Spinella
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L. J. Wilson writes sensual romance for discerning book lovers. The Clairmont series novels, by design, blend sizzling romance with character driven plots.
The seductive new series was inspired by requests from readers for more of the romance that is an integral part of her women’s fiction novels as Laura Spinella, Beautiful Disaster and Perfect Timing. Her mainstream work has garnered multiple awards, including the distinguished Golden Leaf and Golden Quill awards for Best First Book, as well as being name a RITA finalist.
Written with a “best of” mindset, L. J. Wilson novels delve deeper into her characters’ relationships and romances while never sacrificing plot.
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Published by AB Edge, 2015
How far can seduction take you? The answers unfold in Ruby Ink, the first Clairmont series novel.
Aaron Clairmont has been granted an early parole. He returns home to Nickel Springs and finds employment at Abstract Enchantment, a trendy new inn. But Aaron’s mind can’t let go of its predecessor, the vintage Rose Arch Inn, the setting for his passionate love affair with Ruby Vasquez. Ruby—the girl he lost after his secret underworld life unraveled, shocking everyone who thought they knew him.
Freedom comes fast at Aaron—a family desperate to reconnect, an employer cast as his savior, and the steamy memories he can’t escape. Just as Aaron surrenders to starting anew, he realizes the diabolical trap he’s been lured into—a fresh hell that makes prison look like a country club. Lives are at stake, his family and Ruby’s. Ruby Vasquez—the woman Aaron never thought he’d see again. The one destined to collide with his future.
“A sultry, tantalizing story… intensely emotional and full of heart. L. J. Wilson is a discovery.”
–Shannon McKenna, New York Times bestselling author
Ruby Ink is the first book in this sensual romance series—journeys of intrigue, seduction, and satisfying storytelling. The Clairmont siblings, known as the “Tribe of Five” —Alec, Aaron, Honor, Jake and Troy—are complex characters whose individual stories and intricate love lives drive these dynamic new novels.
Things heat up fast with Aaron’s story and his broken love affair with the innocent Ruby Vasquez. Is Aaron the Clairmont who truly went bad? And was Ruby right to swear him off forever? Just as readers learn the stunning truth, another Clairmont mystery is in motion, unearthing the secrets and romance of Sebastian and Evie, the never married parents of the Tribe of Five.
Set to the rhythm of edgy romance and spine-tingling drama, the Clairmont series novels strike an unprecedented beat in the pulse of the romance market. Readers will want to be part of this family—five siblings, six novels, tantalizing romances and memorable, well-drawn characters. Watch for Book Two where the surprising and intimate story behind the Clairmont family legacy is revealed.
Laura Spinella novels
Golden Quill Award, Golden Leaf Award, Best First Book, RITA finalist, Best First Book, 2012; Named a Best Book of 2011 at SheKnows.com.
Published by Berkley in 2011
Beautiful Disaster is women’s fiction with a heavy thread of romance.
Set in the Deep South amid magnolia leaves and college life, Beautiful Disaster begins with Flynn’s arrival. He’s a man with a doubtful past, half a name, and no ties to anything earthbound, except Mia. For a year they share the kind of love affair a man like Flynn inspires. Mia trusts him with her life—even after discovering that he’s a fugitive on the run. For the next twelve years Mia will keep Flynn’s secrets, long after he vanishes, devastating her.
Succumbing to the common sense she once defied, Mia eventually marries. Michael Wells is a wonderful man: patient, kind, driven. She does love him. Who wouldn’t? Never anticipating Flynn’s return, Mia is stunned to learn he’s at a nearby hospital, gravely injured. It’s a bittersweet truth as Mia admits to a love story that never ended. As Flynn recovers, the puzzle unfolds. His recollections are sketchy, piecing together the years and moments leading up to his accident. A smart man for whom honor has been a nemesis, Flynn unravels the truth: one well meaning lie has altered three lives, creating futures that should have never been. Filled with sweetness and suspense, Beautiful Disaster is a powerful tale—a love story greater than honor or friendship or the passing of time.
“Can this really be a debut novel? In Beautiful Disaster, Laura Spinella weaves the past into the present with a sure hand as she tests the boundary between love and obsession. With its evocative Southern setting and finely drawn characters, Beautiful Disaster confronts the reader head-on with this question: What would you risk for a love you know is right and true?”
—Diane Chamberlain, international bestselling author of Necessary Lies
“Spinella crafts a beautiful story, traveling back to Mia and Flynn’s past and seamlessly returning to the future.”
— Las Vegas Review Journal
Published by Berkley, 2013
While Beautiful Disaster is an intense novel, centering on love, choices and mystery, Perfect Timing offers a slightly lighter tone. A story filled with winning characters and an engaging “what if…” romance, the novel also involves themes about acceptance and family dynamics.
There’s rock, there’s a hard place, then there’s Aidan & Isabel
What’s a Jersey girl to do when she moves to Catswallow, Alabama? Isabel Lang finds the answer in friendship, an unlikely bond with the musically gifted Aidan Roycroft. The two share everything from a first kiss to startling family secrets. But when Aidan is accused of a violent crime, the inseparable pair flees to Las Vegas. The move seems like a jackpot win as a long-awaited romance ignites and a major recording label offers Aidan a deal. But Vegas luck doesn’t last when circumstance interferes and Isabel’s future comes tumbling down.
Seven years later the past is history. That includes any yesteryear bond with Aidan Roycroft—an entity better known as Aidan Royce, Alabama’s own Springsteen. Isabel is busy running a radio station and closing in on a commitment with Nate Potter, a guy who defines ideal. Life seems cozy until new station management demands a sudden-death ratings grabber. It puts everyone’s job on the line and Isabel’s perfectly timed future in jeopardy. What should be a simple solution leads to a stunning revelation as Isabel is forced to call on the past and the only rock star she knows.
“The human heart and all its frailties are on magnificent display in Laura Spinella’s Perfect Timing. Her characters are so winning, vivid and compelling—and the love story so riveting—I was swept away. Perfect, indeed. Brava!”
—Ellen Meister, author of Dorothy Parker Drank Here
“Perfect Timing by Laura Spinella is one of the most romantic books I’ve read in a long time… a truly fantastic read, and I’ve come to expect nothing less from Laura Spinella. Her sophomore novel resonated with me even more than her first …you may find yourself spending every free moment and sacrificing sleep just to find out how this beautiful story ends.”
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Official Author Bio
L. J. Wilson is the pen name of award-winning author Laura Spinella. The Clairmont series novels are her foray into seductive romance, a facet of her women’s fiction that left readers clamoring for more. Beautiful Disaster and Perfect Timing, her mainstream work, have earned multiple awards, including the distinguished Golden Leaf and Golden Quill awards for Best First Book, as well as being named a RITA finalist.
Written with a “best-of” mindset, L. J. Wilson novels are sensual reads for discerning book lovers—stories that delve even deeper into her characters’ relationships and romances.
Laura describes herself as an “East Coast kind of girl,” growing up on Long Island, graduating from the University of Georgia, and having lived on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She now resides outside Boston with her family. For more information visit her website, L. J. Wilson.com.
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