I'm Janet Albert, author of romance novels. Romances have always been my favorite read and I'm writing them until I feel inspired to branch out in another direction. I have lots of ideas for books whirling around in my busy head, so who knows what the future holds in store?
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It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Elliot
Unlike a lot of authors, I haven't been writing since I first picked up a pencil, although I've always had a deep fondness for books and words. I started writing rather late in life. I love the smell of a new book as you fan the pages and I've read a lot of books since the days when my brother and I used to walk over the bridge in our home town to our public library for the Saturday morning reading club. In high school, I think I read every book of fiction they had on the shelves. I don't have to tell you there were no lesbian books there. Don't get me started on that subject.
Books. Don't you love them? My shelves are packed. I use the library for mainstream books instead of buying them and trying to find space for them. Of course, I own a lot of books you can't find in the public library. My first book is on the shelf, the tall thin blue one a little left of center. What a thrill when I finally held a copy in my hands!
ABOUT MY BOOKS:
Twenty-four Days is my first published book. Visit the Regal Crest Enterprises web site for news of any upcoming books by me. Regal Crest's web site is a great place to learn about books written by other talented Regal Crest authors.
Here are my published books (all available in e-book format):
This book was a lot of fun to write. I love to travel and I enjoyed writing about all the places the main characters visit while they're working on the cruise ship. I also used my medical background while writing parts of the story. This book is a romance writen in the classic style and it follows the classic romance formula.
Sometimes life forces us into unchartered territory, as Dr. Miranda Ross discovers when circumstances lead her to seek employment on a cruise line specializing in all lesbian cruises. Although she's single and surrounded by women, she has little time to socialize and even less inclination. She's made promises to herself, promises she intends to keep. And keep them she does until she meets the ship's heaed fitness trainer, Jamie Jeffries. Jamie has the kind of body and good looks most people only dream of and unfortunately, a reputation to match. The buzz on the ship is that she can have anyone she wants and often does. Miranda fights valiantly to avoid Jamie and the unwanted attraction that seems to have a will of its own. She's strong and determined...but a lot can happen in twenty-four days.
A Table for Two came out in March 2010. I love to cook so I wanted to make one of the main characters a chef. It was fun writing about Dana De Marco's restaurant. I also got to write about Philadelphia, the city I lived in for many years, and include experiences I had while working for the Philadelphia school district. I'm thinking I might do a sequel to this one at some point...who knows?
Ridley Kelsen is sure she’s not destined to find someone to love. She’s had it with the singles scene and casual dating has been disappointing. Her best friend tells her that love comes along when you least expect it and sure enough, the last thing Ridley expects when she agrees to join her friends for dinner, is that she’s about to meet one of the most beautiful creatures she’s ever laid eyes on. Does this enchanting woman offer Ridley the promise of love or will she prove to be simply another disappointment?
I lived in Philadelphia for many years and I worked for the Philadelphia School District. I'm also qutie an accomplished cook and I love to read about restaurants and food. And I love to eat. All of those things made it fun to create this story about a teacher and a chef living in the city of brotherly love (or in this case, sisterly love!).
HERE'S A FEW QUOTES FROM MY READERS ABOUT A TABLE FOR TWO:
"I absolutely loved A Table For Two."
"...I think the story of Ridley and Dana would make a wonderful lesbian film. I would definitely buy it!"
"Thank you for writing such a wonderful book. I look forward to reading more."
My third book is out! I love the finger lakes region of New York State. My partner and I have been there many times to visit the wineries and take in the stunning natural beauty of the lakes and surrounding areas. It's a romantic place and I decided I wanted to write a romance about it. This is the story I came up with...hope you like it.
Lucia holds the world within her grasp until one tragic afternoon when everything slips through her finger. In an attempt to re-build her shattered life, she moves back home to the finger lakes region in central New York State where she opens a winery. On the surface, the pieces of her new life are falling into place except for one vital thing...Lucia can't find a way to heal her heart.
French Canadian winemaker, Juliet Renard, is rapidly gaining a reputation as a rising young talent among local winery owners. She's paid her dues and now it's time to leave her current job as an assistant winemaker in the hopes of finding a position as a head winemaker.
When Lucia asks a friend if she knows any available winemakers, her friend encourages her to bring Juliet in for an interview. For both women, their meeting marks a turning point, but for vastly different reasons. Lucia is forced to take a look at what tragedy had done to her and Juliet discovers something about herself that changes her life forever.
Here's a on-line review written by Terry Baker for lesfic ebooks...review 46
(I left out the beginning of the review because she repeated the synopsis of the book in her own words.) Then she goes on to say:
...I enjoyed this book immensely. The scenic settings are amazing. There are lots of facts about winemaking and running a winery throughout the story. It gives the reader the feel of being there amongst the all things wine. I could almost smell the grapes.
The two main characters, Lucia and Juliet, are so obviously made for each other, I felt like shouting at them to get it together. Their story is believable, although a bit predictable.
A nice book to relax with on the beach for a couple of hours or to curl up with in front of the fire on a cold night.