February brings an extra day to read swoony tales of happily-ever-after.


Our monthly celebration of romantic stories in Texas fittingly begins in the Love Month. This year, we are blessed with an extra day to read our swoony tales of happily-ever-after. Stay warm and enjoy! 



From the comfort of friendship emerges a longing for more … 


Dr. Jasmine Jones and ex-pro football player Darren Manning have been best friends their whole lives. But when family and friends start planting doubts that their close friendship is stopping them from finding true love, Jasmine comes up with a plan for them to start dating other people. What she doesn't expect is the surprising jealousy and confusion she feels watching Darren fall for someone new. 


After years of unrequited pining, could Darren finally have a chance at winning over the girl he's always loved? He's willing to sacrifice his own happiness to make sure Jasmine ends up with the perfect guy. But his plan backfires when playing matchmaker leads Jasmine into the arms of another man. 


Now, these childhood best friends will have to overcome misunderstandings, meddling relatives, and competing love interests to fight for the fairy tale ending they both deserve. Because true love that's meant to be won't be denied. 


Wanting More, a retelling of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story, is a curvy girl, friends-to-lovers sweet romance within the Kimbell Texas Sweet Romances series of stand-alone novels that celebrate diverse characters, explore unforgettable challenges, and guarantee a satisfying happily-ever-after. It is free to borrow for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. 


Angel S. Vane never imagined she'd stumble into becoming an author. A lifelong love of books combined with an active imagination were the right ingredients to embark on a single goal of completing one book. Now she's written several books and has tapped into her love of Jane Austen novels by writing her own brand of satisfyingly sweet romances. Angel resides in Tomball and is a brain-washed, card-carrying Texan.


Second Chance Romance 


Some describe Kinsley as a quirky, free-spirited journalist who charges her crystals by moonlight. 


They’re not wrong. 


Kinsley’s instincts ensure she knows everything that goes on in her small town. And not much surprises her. But when the man who destroyed her heart returns to care for his family’s business, she’s shaken to the core. 


After their messy breakup, Hayden Shaw swore he’d never come back to Valentine, Texas. 


Years later, she’s still trying to forget they ever existed. 


Damn near impossible when he’s now everywhere. A constant reminder of what could have been. 


Rumors swirl about his true intentions, but a little gossip has never bothered her. 


However, if winning over her heart is his end game, he can hang up his spurs because Kinsley won’t make the same mistake twice—or will she? 


Spill the Sweet Tea is a second chance, hate-to-love-you, grumpy-to-sunshine contemporary small-town southern romance with rom-com vibes and a happily ever after. It’s free to borrow with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. 


Lyra Parish is a hopeless romantic who enjoys creating characters who eventually find love. She likes to write Texas small-town romances (because she’s a fifth-generation Texan) along with action-packed romantic suspense. When she isn’t immersed in fictional worlds, you can find her on YouTube chatting about her self-publishing journey (The Courtney Project) or podcasting (Spread Those Pages) about romance books. Lyra is a Virgo who loves coffee, the great outdoors, authentic people, and living her best life with her hubby.  


Maida Malby is fully booked this February. In the middle of polishing Samui Heat, Carpe Diem Chronicles Book 3, she drafted a California-to-Texas road trip romance short story entitled Lovelock Freeway. It’s included in Bookish Bits & Bites: A Coastal Magic Convention Charity Anthology, which showcases writings from the 2024 Coastal Magic Convention’s featured authors and benefits Habitat for Humanity.  

Maida is excited to attend her first book convention for the year in Daytona Beach, FL from February 22-25. On top of all that, she has her regular reviews for LSBBT which she posts on her blog at maidamalby.com and on social media (@MaidaMalby or @maidamalbyauthor).