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A Second Chance for Love
Writing as S.M. Laviolette
Smart & Sexy Historical Romance
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Book Launch & Please help me choose the couple for my next novella!

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fun and safe NYE. I made it until about 11:15, which is pretty good for me. But then I woke up at 11:59, which was serendipitous. Our power went out a few times but came back on, THANKFULLY. We were out for several days in mid-December and because we are on a well and septic no power means no water or sewer or heat or light. Luckily we have some fireplaces, which we kept going around the clock as the temps had dropped into the minus digits. What a year!

We had about a foot of snow overnight. Shoveling is not-so-welcome, but the precipitation is extremely, desperately needed since we are in a drought.

I am asking for help choosing one of my secondary characters to feature in a novella. I often get request or questions about various characters and now is your chance to vote on who you’d like to read about. Either drop a comment on my website or you can email me at:

Also.. THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE, book 4 in THE ACADEMY OF LOVE series came out yesterday. It’s on Amazon KU and you can also grab print copies.

Here is the link to Amazon: READ NOW!

Book 4 in THE ACADEMY OF LOVE Series!

She’s not who he thought she was.

But he’s not who he’s pretending to be, either…

Annis Bowman lost everything when she trusted the wrong man. Now, she needs money, and she needs it fast. Finding a wealthy husband is her only viable option. It’s just her wretched misfortune that the only man who truly interests her is poor as a church mouse.

Henry Singleton, the new Earl of Rotherhithe, is ready for desperate measures. He’s tired of not knowing if women are interested in him—or his wealth. Switching identities with one of his employees is the perfect solution. So, imagine his disappointment when the lovely Annis turns out to be a heartless fortune hunter…

When a series of unfortunate events—and a huge coincidence—trap them in a marriage neither expected, can Annis and Henry overcome the misunderstandings, lies, and suspicion that stand between them? Or is their chance for a happily ever after doomed from the start?

Get ready to meet your newest book boyfriend. This steamy and sexy marriage of convenience story will give you all the feels on your way to a happily ever after.

2 Responses

  1. Has a story with an HEA been written about Declan McElroy (introduced in The Academy of Love Book 2)?

    1. Hi Malini:

      I get a lot of requests for Declan’s story, but I’ve not written it, as yet. I’ll add it to the requests and will be choosing the couple for my novella by the end of the month. Thanks for reading!