Forever In My Heart

Happy Monday! I’m pleased to introduce to you one of my fellow Wild Rose Press author pals:

Maria K. Alexander. Take a look at this tasty treat she has to offer:


Get tangled in a new contemporary romance where even the toughest military hero can be brought to his knees with the taste of something decadent. Vicky DiFrancesco has converted the family pizzeria into a hot new café. Armed with the coveted family dessert recipes and her own creativity, she’s focused on making her business a success. Her plans get muddied when her army sergeant ex-boyfriend returns home and wants to make amends for the way he left her nine years ago. Things get further complicated by Vicky’s meddling family and a trio of thugs who put her business and her life at risk. When faced with danger, she’ll need to trust the man who broke her heart and risk opening her heart once again to love.

Here is the blurb:

Vicky DiFrancesco is ready to put the past behind her. After a humiliating divorce, she’s determined to make her new café a success. The last thing she needs is her first love around, reminding her of what they’d lost. But when her life is threatened, could he be the very man she needs?

Jamie DiSilva’s homecoming after retiring from the army isn’t the one he’d been hoping for. Now, he’s trying to start a home improvement business in a town settled on holding him accountable for the sins of his late brothers. Redeeming himself to the girl he never stopped loving and her family is difficult when his brothers’ secrets come back to haunt him.

Untangling themselves from the past means righting several wrongs and deciding if their love is meant to last forever.

And the excerpt:

“What happened today between us can never happen again.”

“Because of your sister?”

“Because of my entire family. Kate isn’t the only member with a grudge against the DiSilva family.”

Just his bad luck.

“My parents and I have never done anything to warrant being shunned by them. Our parents were best friends.”

“That doesn’t change what your brothers did or how it’s impacted my family. It’s one thing to deal with you living in the same town. It’s another for them to accept what just happened between us.”

“What happens between us has nothing to do with your family,” he snapped. He was tired of being judged. It wasn’t like she didn’t feel something for him. He lowered his voice and cupped her cheek. “Things can be good between us, Vick. You know it.”

She held his gaze, and he felt her tremble. He leaned forward, determined to convince her to give them a chance.

Her hand shot out and stopped him from doing more than graze her lips. “Stop. Nothing good will come of this.” She rolled off the bed and kept her back to him.

“You’re choosing them over your own happiness?”

She wiped at her face before turning to him.

Despite the tears that dampened her eyes, her answer was clear from the stubborn set of her chin. “What choice do I have?”

“There’s always a choice.”

“And a price to pay. They’re my family. I pick them. I’ll always pick them.”


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Headshot-MariaK.AlexanderAbout Maria K. Alexander

A romantic at heart, Maria K. Alexander spent hours as a young girl getting lost in and wishing to be one of the heroines in the stories she read. Books gave her the ability to go to another world where she loved meeting new characters, learning about their problems, and watching them fall in love.

Maria is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules.

You can keep in touch with Maria at:








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From February 20th through March 8th Maria is having a release giveaway. To enter the rafflecopter giveaway stop by here for a chance to win a digital copy of Untangle My Heart, the first book in her award-winning Tangled Hearts series or a $5 Amazon GC.


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17 Responses to Forever In My Heart

  1. Hi Robena,

    Thanks for the intro. Maria K. Alexander is a new author to me, but I love a “win her back” story, (as well as pizza and dessert), so “Untangle My Heart” is right up my alley!

  2. robena grant says:

    Thanks for coming by, Sam. I read this book at the weekend and have been craving a cannoli ever since. Ha ha. And yes, the winning back part of this story was awesome. He had soooo much to prove. 😉

  3. What a great excerpt and blurb. This looks really good. Love the cover too. I like to ski too, Maria! You are awesome for getting your writing done around kids and a job.


    • Hi Nicci. Thanks for your kind words about the cover. The cover artist did a wonderful job. It’s nice to meet someone who enjoys to ski, although with the amount of snow we’ve had this Winter, I’m ready for the beach! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. robena grant says:

    It’s a fast-paced read with a suspense thread, Nicci, you’d enjoy it.
    Yes, I’m also always impressed with young authors who work day jobs, have a hubby, have kids to raise, and yet they also write.

  5. Pizza? Dessert? Win her back? I’m in. Thank you for introducing me to Maria K. Alexander/

  6. Gina B. says:

    Thanks, Robena, for the intro! I love stories about first love, and this sounds like it’s got juicy conflict and some serious family drama. Sounds good to me! 🙂

  7. Thanks for hosting me on your blog today, Robena!

  8. RoseAnn DeFranco says:

    I love this story of second chances and redemption. Congratulations on this new release, Maria!