Romance With a Dose of Sweet Sugar and a Dash of Steamy Spice!

Romance With a Dose of Sweet Sugar and a Dash of Steamy Spice!

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Kelly Cain's A KISS FROM THE PAST is Out Now!

We are back with another release day post, friends! Today, I am celebrating A KISS FROM THE PAST, written by my good friend and Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kelly Cain. 🎉 The book hit shelves today, and I've got all the deets on it plus an in-depth review. Keep reading to check it out!

Everything she thought she knew about herself is a lie.

Nichelle Sampson is living the life she always dreamed of. She’s a political science professor like her father, is in her sorority’s leadership like her mother, and has wonderful friends. The only thing missing is romance. But when a letter and mysterious ring arrive, Nichelle’s perfect life is shattered. She’s shocked to learn that she’s adopted, bi-racial, and her origin story isn’t what her parents claimed. Looking for the truth, Nichelle sets out to unlock the secrets behind her birth family through the heirloom ring.

Geochemist Clark Lin-Lee prefers spending time alone in his lab, but when a beautiful professor visits his family jewelry store intent to solve a mystery, he agrees to accompany her. Clark should say no—he has his own unresolved family history and is secretly scheduled to testify against Nichelle’s mother’s company in his latest conservation case. But Nichelle is as persuasive as she is sexy, and for the first time in his life, Clark is ready for an adventure.

Can Nichelle and Clark wade through the increasing questions together or will secrets drive them apart?



Rich. Heartfelt. Steamy. Satisfying. Those are just some of the words I’d use to describe Kelly Cain’s A KISS FROM THE PAST. The book’s heroine, Nichelle Sampson, is as passionate about her sorority bonds as she is her work as a university professor. When a mysterious package is hand delivered to her apartment, she embarks on an emotional ride that unveils the truth of her origins. The book’s hero, Clark Lin-Lee, complicates Nichelle’s path to meeting her birth family when fiery passions and betrayal come into play. As their intense encounters lead to love, clarity and forgiveness, Nichelle’s tumultuous journey proves to be well worth it.

Kelly’s novels never disappoint, and Book 1 in her Secret Ties series has left me eagerly awaiting Book 2, TWO SIDES OF A SECRET

CLICK HERE to order your copy of A KISS FROM THE PAST, and CLICK HERE to preorder your copy of TWO SIDES OF A SECRET!

Kelly Cain is a native Northern Californian but has spent the last couple of decades in Texas, currently residing in the live music capital of the world, Austin. Consequently, most of her books are set somewhere between those two locations.

Kelly writes multicultural romance with determined women directing their own fates, and the swoon-worthy men who adore them. She loves reading most genres but please don’t ask her to pick just one. However, she can pick her favorite book boyfriend – Will Herondale.

When she isn’t reading or writing, Kelly is most likely using a genealogy site to research her extended family, both old and new. Or cooking/baking something delightful.

She has two adult daughters, and a young granddaughter.
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