Publishers Weekly reviewed Secret Desires and placed it on their website. They said: ” The portrayal of Edward’s conflict- his attraction to Margo and his memories of his late wife that complicate a new relationship- is realistic and heartwarming.”
Joan signs copies of her book Secret Desires on March 24th at the Liberty State Writers Conference in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Joan will be signing copies of her romance novel on:
March 24th from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at
The Liberty State Writer’s Conference
at the Renaissance Hotel
515 US- Route 1, Iselin, NJ 08830
(Located across the road from the Mall at Woodbridge)
On February 13, 2018 Joan will be part of a Romance Panel at 7 p.m.
This event will take place at Kew and Willow Books, located at 8163 Lefferts Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11415.
A diverse group of romance authors will be presenting. Come for the speakers, the knowledge, and the books.
A Contemporary Romance from the Heart
IT’S LIVE: You can purchase my romance in paperback as of January 25, 2018. Go to Amazon.com. Just type in title, author, and paperback. Enjoy!
A review from a reader on NetGallery:
I enjoyed the overall story of Secret Desires but I felt at times there was a lot going on. But when I think about it, this is kind of true to life. One’s life isn’t just a single storyline. Hilda
Would you purchase this book for yourself of a friend? YES
HOT OFF THE PRESSES
Secret Desires was acknowledged in the current issue of the International Women’s Writing Guild Newsletter in their HOT OFF THE PRESSES column.
Just a couple of reviews on my latest book: Secret Desires
Secret Desires is the absolutely perfect romance novel to bring to the beach, read on a rainy spring day, or cuddle up with during a blizzard. Margo and Edward are beautifully drawn through J.L.Regen’s simple, yet strong, prose. Margo, a giving, yet ambitious young woman; Edward, a successful, yet sensitive widower. Can Margo balance her desire for a career with her passion for Edward? Will Edward be able to accept that Margo desires more than him and his money? Indeed, does his wealth play into her needs at all?
The novel’s romantic scenes are titillating, true to life and not the least bit overdone. Sexy and subtle, not salacious. The supporting characters are nicely portrayed, too, especially Margo’s mother, and even Edward’s deceased wife.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
March 31, 2017 by Geri
Worth giving it a try. Margot and Edward are a couple from different worlds.
It was interesting to see how their worlds and lives came together.
It is a simple romance with just a few complications
March 19, 2017 by Sharon
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