Passion by the Book

March 7th, 2013

When I wrote the proposal for, Passion by the Book, I was SO nervous. This book was unlike anything I’d written before, but I was up for the challenge. Thankfully, my editor loved the unconventional storyline, and gave me the room to write the story that was in my heart. I’m married, and know a lot of married people who could relate to how Simone and Marcus felt. That’s why I wrote their story! Passion by the Book is a fun, sexy, novel filled with tons of romantic tips, so steal some and romance your honey!

Romantic Times Magazine gave, Passion by the Book, 4 Stars and had this to say:

PASSION BY THE BOOK (4) by Pamela Yaye: Simone and Marcus Young are living in the lap of luxury due to Marcus’ successful string of gyms. Though the two are still in love after five years of marriage, Simone feels that Marcus is spending more time working and less time with her and their twin sons. Fearing they are growing apart, Simone buys a book that promises to teach her how to seduce and keep her man. With subtle changes in her husband’s behavior, Simone is encouraged — until things take a turn for the worse. Yaye really sets herself apart by featuring an already married couple, offering hope and insight into how much work it takes to sustain a marriage.

Urban Divaz, Rating: 4 Divaz Starz
Synopsis: To the world, they’re the perfect couple. But Simone Young, mother and housewife, feels the passion has gone out of her marriage to Marcus. That’s when she turns to a hot new book that guarantees results. All Simone has to do is rediscover the seductress within and rekindle the passion they once had.
Simone’s total makeover from sensible to sizzling fires desire in Marcus. The fitness guru has been so busy building his empire that he’s lost sight of what they once had together. Marcus feels as if he’s falling in love all over again—except he may be too late. Will he be able to win back Simone and reignite their romance, or is the book closed on their love forever?
Review: Passion by the Book focuses on the trials and obstacles couples face after the honeymoon is over. In this story we meet Simone and Marcus Young, a couple married five years with a set of twins and trying to maintain a balance between love, work and raising a family. Simone feels Marcus has stretched himself thin with building his empire and has no time for her or their family. She is tired of the bickering and seeks the assistance of a self-help book to try to rekindle their relationship. Will she succeed and is Marcus willing to change, readers will need to pick up this one to find out.

Ms. Yaye did an excellent job developing these characters and bringing real-life issues to the forefront of some marriages, which makes it realistic for readers to relate. The theme this book really focused on was that marriage is also a job that both spouses must be willing and commitment to making it work and learning how to listen each other. The pace of this book was good and flowed very well. This is the third book by Ms. Yaye, I have read and I have not been disappointed.

Amazon Review, 5 Stars

This book is a reread for me! There is passion, passion and even more passion. There’s good passion, bad passion, sexual passion, secretive passion. It’s just full of freaking passion. And the drive one did on their spouse! Whew!!! (Just saying, somebody’s an undercover freak!)

Here you have a couple, already married and everything, who on the outside seem perfect, but deep down they really aren’t. There are so many issues they are dealing with and not communicating about. At least not to the right people. They wonder and ask honest to God questions about whether their love is true or not. Were they meant for each other? Was the whole thing a mistake? Did he ever love her to begin with? So many questions married people wonder about now-a-days after being together for so long and start to take notice about certain things. And can I just say, Ms. Yaye delivered, she answered all the questions and more.

I don’t want to give away the story like many other people do, so I’m going to just leave it at that. Just know that other than this being a must have-must read right now book, it can also help someone who may be going through the exact thing or something similar. This isn’t just a romance book to indulge in, it’s a romance/self-help book that has all the right things.

P.S. Wonderful job Ms. Yaye!!!!

Amazon Review, 5 Stars

Mrs. Yaye does it again. In Passion by the Book she shows her readers that love is not always roses and sunshine. There are going to be ups and downs and if you are committed to making the relationship work you are going to have put in work. Loved this couple and the characters in it. I cannot wait until we see more from this couple and their friends.

 

EVIDENCE OF DESIRE

March 7th, 2013

I absolutely LOVED writing,  Evidence of Desire, (Okay, I LOVE writing novels period) and fell in love not just with Azure and Harper, but their large, sometimes crazy extended family. I never knew what they were going to do, and I got a kick out of watching how Azure and Harper were going to cope with their zany relatives. I am REALLY looking forward to meeting the Hamilton’s of New York, and I hope you are too. I have been getting some awesome emails, Facebook messages, and reviews about Azure and Harper’s story and just had to share:

Amazon, 4 Star Review:

Evidence of Desire by Pamela Yaye offers a poignant portrayal of a relationship of a couple each burdened in their own way by self-doubt. Ambitious journalist Azure Ellison, looking to take her career to the next level, accepts an unsavory follow-up assignment targeting Harper Hamilton to reveal family secrets. Accomplished attorney Harper Hamilton is more than happy to accept a meeting with the deliciously sexy Azure, as he cannot get her out of his head since meeting Azure at a photo shoot. As sophisticated Azure and gentlemanly Harper cautiously flirt their way through the meeting, warning flags abound for both. When Harper figures out the true nature of the Azure’s assignment and a secret Azure’s been hiding from him, he proposes a story that will benefit them both. All ears, Azure is stunned by his next words, “Marry me.” The proposed marriage-of-convenience would only be for three months, and the whirlwind courtship, marriage, and breakup would be a no-strings attached platonic arrangement. Azure would get to keep her job and advance her career. Harper gets free press coverage and a leg up over his cocky cousin. The question left on the table is how will Azure and Harper handle the simmering sexual chemistry they both have been avoiding?

I enjoy how Pamela Yaye writes characters that are accomplished in their own rights but inner securities bruise their self-esteem. Azure’s image-obsessed mother constantly berates her about her weight and compares her to her world-trotting sister; Harper’s father is never satisfied with Harper’s successes and makes his praise conditional on surpassing Harper’s flashy cousin. It will be a bumpy road for the couple to realize their own worth and their love for each other. Sometimes the reader may be upset by the actions of the hero and heroine and the ending might seem a little abrupt, but the passion between the couple is steamy and juicy enough to keep readers turning the pages.

As the second book in the Hamiltons continuity series, this book provides a little more intrigue into the secrets hinted at in The Case of Seduction. I am enjoying the inner turmoils of the Hamilton family and this adds another dimension to the story between the heroine and hero.

I recommend this book for romance readers who enjoy rich tender stories with a bit of spice.

Amazon, 4 Star Review

Pamela Yaye has yet to disappoint me. This book was such a page turner from the very beginning. I didn’t read the summary of the book prior to reading it, so the whole marriage of convenience storyline was a total shocker for me. I didn’t expect it at all so it made the book even more enjoyable for me. The chemistry between Harper and Azure was palpable. You could seriously feel the steam coming off of the pages whenever they interacted. Their love scenes were on fire also. They were probably some of the best love scenes that I have ever read in a Kimani Romance book. They really pushed the envelope and were extremely erotic which you normally don’t see from Kimani Press so that was a welcome change. Overall this book was gr8 and a must read.

 

So Excited, RELEASE DAY!!!

June 15th, 2012

My Bandit Creek Romance, A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, is now available for purchase on Smashwords. Buy a copy, and gift one to a reader friend! It is a short, titilating read, much like my other novella, Bad Boy Blues, and I had great fun writing it. But I have great fun writing every story. This is what I love to do!

And…I have more good news to share…but I am going to wait until everything’s finalized before posting it on-line. I promise I will let you know soon. To read an excerpt of Savannah and Michael’s story go to my homepage and click on the link. Thanks for the love and support, everyone!!!

With love,

Pamela

Escape to Paradise, My TENTH Kimani Romance!!!

January 25th, 2012

I am so excited, I can hardly type! My tenth Kimani Romance, Escape to Paradise, was released yesterday, and wonderful reviews are pouring in. In a funny twist of great news, I also received several emails yesterday from readers who just finished devouring, Promises We Make. It seems Damien Hunter has a passionate fan base, and women from the U.S. to London are scouring the streets for their own Damien Hunter! Love it!!!

Here is what readers are saying about, Escape to Paradise,

Pamela Yaye has done it again. Once again she has had me intrigued from start to finish to see what will happen to the hero and heroine. There are some steamy scenes and lots of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed this read, can’t wait until the next book by Ms. Yaye!

…I always enjoy books that take me to explore other countries and cultures and this one didn’t disappoint.

Their are some sexy scenes, some laughter. I enjoyed the book very much.

Pamela Yaye proves again why she is an great author.

Did I mention it is my TENTH Kimani romance? I can’t believe it. I am just so honored to be writing for Kimani, and love working with a team that is supportive, and appreciates my work and commitment. This is just the beginning, ya’ll. More steamy, breath-taking books are a comin’!!! To celebrate my tenth Kimani romance, 22 loyal readers received gift packages filled with books and chocolate on Friday. Enjoy everyone!

With love,

Pamela Yaye

And the month is STILL not over….

November 18th, 2011

This has been a fun, but incredibly busy month, and there are still two weeks to go! I taught a romance workshop last Saturday, entitled, “He Kissed Her And Then What…” and had a blast doing it. The students were keen, and enthusiastic and we all go along so well it felt like I was spending the day with a bunch of writer friends. Next up, is a CBC radio interview with the refreshing, incredibly witty,  Shelagh Rodgers, the host of The Next Chapter. More details to follow. I promise.

On the writing front, I am burning up the pages of my next Kimani Romance, Evidence of Desire, which will be released in the fall of 2012. It’s a Law firm series that I am doing with two other fabulous Kimani authors, Ann Christopher, and Jacquelin Thomas, and as soon as my editor sends me the cover, I will past it on to you. For those of you wanting to know more about the books in the Bandit Creek series, I have posted the link below. You can read excerpts of each book, interviews, and get a sneak peak of what’s coming next. http://banditcreekbooks.com/

To say this month has been busy is an understatement! I have had very little “me time”, (Tina Fey has hilarious tips in her memoir ‘Bossy Pants’ about how moms can steal some “alone time”. A must read!!!) but that is all about to change in December. I love the Christmas holidays, and it’s my favorite time of year, so I kept my schedule light, and left lots of room for baking with the kids, playing in the snow, and hosting friends and family. Until next time…

Stay blessed!

Pamela Yaye

BANDIT CREEK: Siren’s Song (Romance)

October 1st, 2011

Good day, Romance Readers!

Today is the release of, Siren’s Song (Romance) , by D.L. Snow, a proud member of the Bandit Creek Family!!! I am off to buy my copy, but were is the story blurb down below for your reading pleasure:

After giving up fame, Joss Jones just wants a normal life. Maybe she’ll find it in Bandit Creek. Or…maybe not. From the moment she moves into the old mansion she inherited, she’s stalked by a ghost who enjoys tormenting her before dragging her back in time to Bandit Creek, 1899. Has she gone crazy or is this old mining town, full of saloons, gambling, whoring and fortune seekers her new reality? It feels real enough as does the ghost who brought her here. His name is Morgan Hawes and he’s a living breathing human being who is very much alive. Is Morgan Hawes the key to Joss finding her way home or is Joss stuck for the rest of her life as the Siren of Bandit Creek?

Pamela Yaye

I’m A Bandit!

September 15th, 2011

What happens when a bunch of authors get together over drinks to brainstorm? They create a fictional town, and invite 33 top-notch authors to each contribute a story set in Bandit Creek. And (drum roll please!)…they invited yours truly to write a sexy, scintillating story because frankly, that’s what I do best! My story won’t be out until June 2012, but you’ll have plenty of fabulous stories to read in the meantime :)

This is a sneak peak from the website, and the link so you can read a whole lot more! http://banditcreekbooks.com/

The town of Bandit Creek is nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. There you’ll meet fascinating residents, learn about the buried town at the bottom of nearby Lost Lake and discover a world of intrigue and excitement. The stories range the years from 1867 to the present, covering all genres and sexual ratings.

Today, the lovely VIVA ANNA, will release the debut book, LOST, and will also be giving away 5 free e-copies of her story. I know, isn’t she sweet? To won your free copy, check out the BANDIT CREEK FACEBOOK page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199618300104252&notif_t=event_invite

I’m really excited, and hope you are too. My first e-book. Wow, talk about thrilling!

SHAME ON ME…

July 21st, 2011

If not for a loyal reader bringing it to my attention that I haven’t posted for awhile, I would have let the whole summer pass by without checking in. Naughty, naughty me! Sorry folks. Between my kids, my family, writing, working, church and exercising my butt off, I hardly have a minute to myself. It’s all good though. Life is good. I can’t complain. Here’s a short recap of what your favorite romance writer around these parts has been doing:

(March) Handed in, ESCAPE TO PARADISE, (on-time thank you very much! I hate waking up at the crack of dawn, but it had to be done, and I am proud to say I made my deadline. I’m 10 for 10 now!!!)

(April) Submitted the proposal for book 11, tentatively titled, PASSION BY THE BOOK. The honeymoon’s over, the passion’s fizzled, and Simone and Marcus Young don’t know how to get their marriage back on track. But when Simone comes across a salacious relationship book that guarantees fast results, she scoops up a copy, and makes a beeline for the cash register. Marcus better watch out because his wife is on a mission–to romance and seduce!

(May) I celebrated my birthday. No party, no cake, no fan fare. Just a GREAT DAY spent with the people I love the most!

(June) Two more pieces of wonderful news: My proposal for, PASSION BY THE BOOK, is approved, AND my lovely editor sent me the new cover for, ESCAPE TO PARADISE. Do you LOVE it as much as I do?

(July) Our family welcomes two international students from Taiwan into our home. Over the weeks, we go for long walks, bake together, attend church, go shopping, to the movies, dance around the kitchen while I make dinner, go to the gym, check out Stampede, hang out on the deck listening to Adele (they love her just as much as I do! Yay!!!), and all in all have a fabulous time together. I don’t want them to go. We’re having too much fun. I am really going to miss them! :(

Now, I really have to go. We’re throwing a party for the kid’s birthday on Saturday, and I have much to do. I finalized the menu, but my daughter just told me I need to add some more of her favorite foods. Sheesh!

PROMISES WE MAKE: THE READERS HAVE SPOKEN!

March 15th, 2011

The response to, PROMISES WE MAKE, has been overwhelming. Readers have been blowing up my email, reaching out on Facebook, posting reviews on on-line sites and I LOVE IT!!! It’s a great feeling to know that people are not only enjoying my work, but anxiously waiting for my next Kimani Romance, ESCAPE TO PARADISE. Here is what some readers have been saying about Niveah and Damien’s very steamy, very passionate  love story:

Roniqua, (Houson, Texas) 5 STARS

This book starts off, Hott! As soon as you start reading you will be pulled in by the hotness from these two, Niveah and Damien. Honestly it will be hard to not feel it. Okay… Everything about this book is downright good! From the passionate scenes, to the exciting and intense build up, to the realistic characters and their journey to true happiness. You have a woman who lives and breathes her work. Feels that’s the only important thing her life. Her friends feel she needs to live a little, lighten up and have some fun. She does it and it is then she encounters a man who will rock her world and change her life! But… He doesn’t only rock her world in the bedroom, he rocks her world in the boardroom…

Whether you’re the uptight work-a-holic or the carefree out going one, or one of the persistent friends, you will indeed feel a connection with these characters. And that my friends is something you don’t find in many books.

If you are a fan of good romance novels, with GREAT story telling, realistic characters and situations, Promises We Make is definitely the book for you. Pamela does not disappoint! Two thumbs up!

Kendra St. John (El Cajon, California)

I just picked up your book. It was so good!! Please make a part two!! I’m sad and excited… sad because it ended and excited because it was the best book I read this year!! You’re a wonderful author and I wish you nothing but the best in the future.

C. Smith (West Palm Beach, Florida) 5 STARS

Niveah Evans is a creative director for an advertising agency who puts her work and job before anything else her idea of fun is staying home and watching TV or just chilling. Her friends Jeanette and Roxi feel she needs to get out and enjoy her life, she needs some excitement in it. Enter Damien Hunter who was at the bar at a New Year’s eve party they were attending. On a dare from her friends she sends him a drink an then approaches him an instant attraction takes place especially after they have a dance. He invites her to his hotel room to see where things might lead, and it leads after some convincing on Damien’s part to a night of passion and a morning of him finding hisself alone.It just so happen’s that these two end up competing for the same job, and it’s on from there. There are alot of twist and turn’s and a very enjoyable story. Pamela Yaye brings to light some intesting medical scenerio’s and show’s that there are good men out there who love’s and care’s about family above all else.  I also love that she brought up to date from the Hollington serie’s what’s going on with Terrence and Kyra.  I found this to be a very good and fast read. I recommend this book whole heartedly so enjoy. Cudos!!!

Diana Johnson, (Kansas City, Missouri)
What an excellent read!  Niveah & Damien were smoking hot! The love scenes were great, just what I like.  Niveah’s friends were a hoot.  I loved their chemistry and the way the sparks flew!
Amari Howard, AMAZING! A MUST BUY! 5 STARS
Not only was this book amazing, it was fantastic. As a avid romance reader, this is one book that has captured and held my interest throughout the whole book so much so that I read this entire book in one sitting. Yaye creates a couple that is not only realistic but exciting and intense. I recommend this book to avid romance readers like myself not only because it is an amazing read but also because readers gain a connection with the characters including Niveah, Damien, Roxi and Jeanette. BUY THIS BOOK!It honestly is one of her greatest!


ROMANCE IN COLOR (4+ STARS)

February 3rd, 2011

BEVERLY JACKSON, ROMANCE IN COLOR (4+ STARS): PLEASURE FOR TWO

Stung by her ex-husband’s betrayal, Dominique King has vowed to never again let a man play her for a fool. But everything changes when she meets gorgeous Marcel Benoit. With one glance, Dominique’s hooked, and this time she’s letting passion rule her heart.

REVIEW: There is no question that Dominique King and Marcel Benoit cannot resist each other, and the sexual chemistry between them is off the chain. But, can Dominique let her past go, and will Marcel have the patience and maturity not to overact to Dominique’s actions so they can take their relationship to the next level?

Dominique King is a sassy beauty with brains that exudes self-confidence, and is not afraid to strongly express her opinions. The independent nature she shows to the world is a self-defense mechanism to protect her heart, as she prides herself on being in control, and any man who crosses her will quickly learn it is her way or the highway. These traits were earned the hard way as the men who were important in her life have left her; her father dies and left her in charge of her family, and her ex-husband left her in dire financial straits. But, even the best laid plans can go awry, and when first lying eyes on Marcel Benoit, Dominique knows that all she has promised herself about not losing control of her emotions is going to face the biggest challenge of her life.

Gentlemanly, Marcel Benoit is drop-dead gorgeous with a sexy accent that leaves women drooling in his wake. While Marcel is blown away by Dominique’s beauty, it is her intelligence and drive that makes him want to get to know her better. But, their first conversation does not go well, as Dominique learns he is a struggling graduate student and not the owner of the luxurious home where he is hosting a party, and thus does not fit her profile as being dateable. Marcel wonders if she is just a gold digger and if he should leave her alone or he pursue what he feels in his heart.

Ms. Yaye’s new story just oozes sensuality, and the love scenes will not disappoint readers who like their stories with sizzling love scenes. The love scenes will be memorable not only for their intensity, but the venue of these sexy escapades. Ms Yaye must be complimented for allowing her imagination to pen these creatively sensual scenes.

This storyline also illustrates the point that if you focus on finding issues, you will, as there are several times in the story when both Dominique and Marcel almost sabotage their budding relationship, and each wonders if the relationship will make it to the next level. I enjoyed how Ms. Yaye showed, through her characters, how to accept the curves balls life will throw at you, but know that true love will accept you for the person you are.

PLEASURE FOR TWO takes place mainly in Seattle, but a trip to San Marco Island adds to the story’s romantic mood. Dominique and Marcel have a strong cast of supporting characters that provide advice, support and tension to keep the story lively.

The sexy Marcel Benoit has definitely earned his place among the other Kimani Hotties!