The March winds blow in tales of newfound love


The time for saving daylight, wearing green, a certain mathematical number, and going mad over basketball brackets is here. It is also the time of bloom—of bluebonnets, of prickly pears, and of new-found love. Spring forward and fall in love with our featured romance stories this March.  


Multicultural Romance 

His poison pen…would soon be Cupid's arrow! 


Bea Fortune vows that she'll be the most talked about restaurateur in Chatelaine. But when her opening night’s sabotaged and she’s skewered in the local paper, those dreams take a nightmarish turn. So after she’s unexpectedly thrust together with the affronted critic—Devin Street, the paper’s multifaceted owner—she expects another rebuff. But to her surprise, the charming single dad sweeps her off her feet…and into his bed. Now she’s having his baby! Devin’s committed to being a devoted dad…but it might be his good fortune to have so much more.  


Expecting a Fortune is Book 3 in The Fortunes of Texas: Digging for Secrets multi-author series. It’s available from your favorite book retailers starting March 26.  


Nina Crespo is an award-winning romance author known for her captivating and steamy novels. She writes in various subgenres of romance, including contemporary, paranormal, and erotic romance. Her books often feature strong, independent heroines and charismatic heroes who navigate passionate and sometimes complicated relationships. When she’s not writing, Nina indulges in her favorite passions—the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero, and dancing. 


Western Contemporary Romance 

She’s had enough excitement to last a lifetime… 


Jedidiah Walker has spent years embracing danger as an undercover agent for a secret government agency, but she barely escapes with her life when a mission goes south. Her fiancé and long-time partner isn’t so lucky. Burned out and grieving, Jedidiah returns home to Whiskey River intending to create a new, perfectly boring life. A job with app designer Trevor Holt is a dream. She can use her computer skills without death looming, and nothing says “safe” more than a computer geek. 

Not exactly. Trevor may design apps, but he’s also tatted, muscular, and rides with a motorcycle club that provides support to exploited children. While sparks sizzle between them, Trevor’s conscious that as her employer, any romantic moves need to come from her. 

Jedidiah falls hard for her sexy boss, but she senses he has a dangerous side that is beyond tempting—and precisely what she’s determined to avoid. Can Trevor convince her that what they have is worth the risk? 


Hot Texas Trouble is Book 5 of the Texas True series. Available from major book retailers. 


Eve Gaddy is the award-winning, national bestselling author of more than forty novels. Her books have sold over a million copies and have been published in many countries and several languages. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, romantic mystery, and a bit of paranormal romance as well. Eve loves her family, books, dogs, chocolate, electronics, the mountains, and East Texas in the spring and fall.  

Maida Malby is on Lenten hiatus this March. She’s reflecting, writing, and also attempting to scale her Mount TBR. As of this issue, she has finished reading twenty-one books in 2024, including a couple of featured titles in the Lone Star Lit Book Blog Tour. Wish her luck because there are still 4,650 unread titles in her digital and audio libraries, and probably half of that number in paperbacks. Follow her reviews and featured new releases on her blog Carpe Diem Chronicles at and on social media (@maidamalbyauthor or @MaidaMalby).