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Love Among the Ruins

Love Among the Ruins

by Catherine Maiorisi
Love Among the Ruins

Love Among the Ruins

by Catherine Maiorisi


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on June 20, 2023


Romance writer Calliope DeAndre’s heart was buried with her wife, Abby. And plagued by anxiety attacks, Callie hasn’t left her house since Abby’s funeral. Now on the year anniversary of Abby’s death, Callie’s friend gives her an envelope that says, “For Callie, if she’s still mourning me after a year.” The letter talks about their love and basically says, “get your ass out there and live.”

Callie’s publisher is pressuring her for the travel romantic suspense she contracted to write before Abby got sick. But her writing process requires experiencing the thirty-day Romantic Italy tour leaving in two weeks. Stepping out of the house is impossible. How is she supposed to go to Italy alone? Encouraged by her friends but hoping the tour is fully booked, Callie calls and is told “we just received a cancellation.”

Dana Wittman’s heart is broken when she discovers the plot to oust her from the multi-million-dollar firm she built. Then her heart is shredded by her girlfriend Sandy who, thinking Dana is broke, dumps her. Now Dana’s planned surprise for Sandy, the Romantic Italy tour ending with a proposal, is no longer an option. So just two weeks before their scheduled departure Dana cancels Sandy’s reservation but decides to go on the tour alone.

The first morning of the tour, Dana helps Callie through an anxiety attack. Callie wants to leave. Dana promises to be there for her if she stays. Callie feels safe with Dana, and Dana enjoys helping her. As the month progresses, their friendship and their feelings grow. Callie feels guilty for caring for someone other than Abby. Dana’s damaged ego doesn’t trust that she’s lovable. Will they allow themselves to love?

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ISBN-13: 9781642474640
Publisher: Bella Books
Publication date: 06/20/2023
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Catherine Maiorisi lives in New York City with her wife, Sherry.

Before the pandemic she wrote in cafes in her Upper West Side neighborhood. Now she writes in their apartment and sometimes in their house in the Catskills.

Catherine is passionate about writing. And when she’s not writing she’s reading. She loves well-written WLW books and reads most genres including romance, mystery, sci fi, and paranormal. She also reads mainstream mysteries, literary fiction, history and political non-fiction. If she’s not reading or writing, she’s cooking. Italian is her favorite but she’s always on the lookout for good recipes in any cuisine.

Catherine has published four romances—Matters of the Heart, No One But You, Ready for Love and Taking a Chance on Love.

Catherine is also the author of the NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli Mystery series. A Matter of Blood, a 2019 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, The Blood Runs Cold, a 2020 Lambda Literary Award Finalist and A Message in Blood. Legacy in the Blood will be published in February 2022.

The Disappearance of Lindy James is Catherine’s first general fiction book.

Her romance short stories are included in three Bella Books’ anthologies—Happily Ever After, Conference Call, and In This Together. “Come as You Want to Be” and “The Fan Club” are standalones available on the Bella website. Her four mystery short stories can be found in the Murder New York Style Anthologies—Fresh Slices, Family Matters, Where Crime Never Sleeps and Justice for All.

An active member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, Catherine has served on the Board of Directors of both organizations. She is also a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society.

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