12 Quotes About Love and Romance

Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
–Katharine Lee Bates
Love is friendship set on fire.

–Jeremy Taylor

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

–Maya Angelou

When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
–William Makepeace Thackeray
I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.

–Dorothy L. Sayers

True love stories never have endings.

–Richard Bach

There is no instinct like that of the heart.
–Lord Byron
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
–Jane Austen
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
–Luciano De Crescenzo
Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star.

–Oscar Hammerstein II


I’m still a bit of a romantic and an idealist and hopelessly naive.

–Brit Marling


Somebody called me a ‘bruised romantic’ once, and I like that.

–Susannah McCorkle

Follow the STAY AFTER CLASS Blog Tour to Win a $20 Gift Card


Here are the tour stops for STAY AFTER CLASS. Visit as many as you like and enter the giveaway for the $20 book card from Amazon or Barnes and Noble at each individual blog. Giveaway is hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions and the winner will randomly select through Raffelcopter.

Remember to comment to win! This is happening MAY 9 Only!

1: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
2: Long and Short Reviews
3: Beyond Romance
4: It’s Raining Books
5: Wendi Zwaduk ~ Romance to Make Your Heart Race
6: Edgar’s Books
7: Harps Romance Book Review
8: Liz’s Reading Life
9: Two Heartbeats
10: Romance Novel Giveaways
11: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
12: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
13: Queen of All She Reads
14: Harlie Williams, Writer
15: Readeropolis
16: Deal Sharing Aunt
17: Full Moon Bites
18: Books,Dreams,Life
19: The Avid Reader
20: Dina Rae’s Write Stuff
21: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
22: Casey Moss Books
23: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
24: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
25: K.T. Castle
26: BooksChatter
27: Booklove ✍
28: Lock That Door!
29: Fabulous and Brunette
30: Sharing Links and Wisdom
31: Tory Richards


STAY AFTER CLASS Blog Tour and Giveaway on May 9

STAY AFTER CLASS By A.C. Rose on sale for 99 cents.
Now available in Paperback.
Tour information from Goddess Fish Promotions


A passionate professor. A smitten student. An attraction that cannot be denied.
Amanda Slade has a major crush on her sexy art professor and wants his help with an important extracurricular activity: Project VirgEnd.
Professor Jem Nichols knows falling for his beautiful student is a bad idea but he just can’t say goodbye as the semester ends. But the professor refuses to hastily take her virtue. Instead, he wants to slowly teach her the most important lessons of lovemaking. As she experiences first-time pleasures and passions, love blooms.
By the time they’re done, he’ll know every inch of her body. But as her deadline for deflowerment looms, will the professor be the one to take Amanda all the way? This is a sweet yet steamy love story.


Amanda’s First Experience with an Art Model

By A.C. Rose ©2017

I was in the front row of the class in my usual seat, when a gorgeous, robed man walked into the art classroom, stood on a small platform, untied the sash to his robe and let it fall on the floor. He was naked.

Turning to take an innocent glance at the model, I nearly gasped out loud when I found myself eyeball to eyeball with his penis. He seemed so unashamed, so unaffected, as he stood there gazing out at all who studied his naked form.

I looked at my friend Tara and she looked at me. It was the tenth week of the semester in our Basic Art course, but we had no clue what was going on until the professor stepped in front of the room.

“Today we’ll be working with a live nude model so we can learn to translate the human form to paper,” he announced. “We’ll be working with charcoal, so remember, we’re looking for the essence of the human body—the shape, not details.”

With that, Professor Jem Nichols passed around the box of charcoal crayons and handed out huge sheets of drawing paper. As he got closer to me, a rush of warmth flowed through my body and ended in a nervous tingle in my stomach.

Maybe it was wishful thinking, but when he reached my desk to distribute the supplies, I could swear his hand lingered an extra moment near mine as I claimed my two pieces of charcoal from the box. And that he looked at me a certain way.

When he moved on to the next student, I breathed a sigh of relief, only because I worried my physical reactions to his presence would reveal I had a crush—a big one—on my teacher.

About the Author:

A.C. Rose is a sex and love journalist who also loves to write very steamy romance books.

As a former editor of an iconic women’s magazine, sexy stories and beautiful men have long been her beat.

She has written extensively on sexuality, relationships, female desire, and the “kissing book” industry.

Has real life provided fodder for her fictional worlds? She’ll never tell.

She is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), Passionate Ink (PI), and the Author’s Guild (AG).


Connect with A.C. Rose:


The Story Behind the Stay After Class:

Why I wrote a book about a virgin and a professor.

Tour information from Goddess Fish Promotions:



New Cover Reveal for AROUSAL

So excited to share the gorgeous new cover for AROUSAL. It was created by Najla Qamber Designs.


The book is currently in KINDLE UNLIMITED until May 13 so grab it there if you are a KU customer.

US: http://amzn.to/2pKz2Re
UK: http://amzn.to/2gFbTHW

Allison Monroe just got kissed. On an elevator. By a stranger. And she liked it a lot.

But she has no time to be distracted by this gorgeous man, with his panty-melting glances and sexy accent. She’s headed to the most important event of her career—a launch party for the new “My Fantasy e-Reader” at Club Kismet, high atop a Manhattan Skyscraper.

She’s determined to forget about the amatory elevator ride.

But Nicolai Petre has other ideas. That kiss confirmed what his grandmother’s mystical vision had already told him—that Allison is his destiny.

He’s determined win her love by the full moon. That means he only has six days to prove they are soul mates.

How will this mysterious billionaire from Transylvania win over a skeptical New Yorker who does not believe in relationships and thinks meant-to-be love is a myth like unicorns and Santa Claus?

There’s only one way to avoid a clash of cultures and rise above her romantic resistance. He must speak to her in a language she understands. Arousal.

All day long, and in her dreams, she’ll crave him. Until the sixth day, when he must reveal all his hidden family secrets and she must decide her true feelings.

Nicolai’s crazy story about fate and fulfilling his dying grandmother wishes leave Allison’s head spinning. But this gorgeous, hand-kissing hunk from Eastern Europe is too hard to resist. She feels things when she’s around him, and even when she is not. But can she ever feel true love?

Riches, royalty, and spiritual power hang in the balance. So do two hearts and souls.

This is a contemporary steamy romance with a mystical HEA. MUST BE 18 AND OVER.