BriefingWire.com, 3/25/2011 – Seattle, WA.—Camel Press is proud to announce the release of Bonded in Brazil (ISBN: 978-1-60381-846-9, 178 pp, $15.95), by Rhiannon Ellis, a contemporary romance that centers around the vineyards of Brazil and Napa Valley.
A few missed loan payments, and a family of Brazilian vintners stands to lose the fruits of four generations of labor. To save the business, devoted daughter Eliana Menino strikes a deal of her own to work off the family debt in service to the man she calls demonio—devilishly handsome private investor Hale Forester. Uprooted from her childhood home in exotic Brazil to work for Hale at his sprawling Napa Valley estate, Eliana soon realizes that the ruthless man who can make or break her family has a secret past … and the power to break her heart.
“I became enthralled with the idea of writing a vineyard romance after seeing the film version of Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk in the Clouds and the romantic comedy French Kiss,” says first-time author Rhiannon Ellis. “Winemaking is such a perfect metaphor for the birth of romance—how the tiny seed becomes a juicy grape and finally an intoxicating potion. I wanted my book to be more than just a sensual love story with a romantic setting. There’s also a feminist component. The heroine doesn’t need rescuing, but is in fact the real savior of the story. She cooks and cleans and even develops feelings for her alpha-male employer, but she never debases herself, and she never loses her determination to save her family’s vineyard.”
Rhiannon Ellis is a voracious reader and researcher. Writing began as a hobby, became a passion, turned into a career, and now is all three. Although raised in the south, Rhiannon now lives in the Midwest with her husband and their young children. When she isn’t writing, cooking, cleaning, or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found curled up with a good book. You can find Rhiannon on the Web at RhiannonEllis.com.
Bonded in Brazil is available in Kindle ($4.95) and print editions on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr and Amazon Japan. Bookstores and libraries can order by contacting [email protected] or through Ingram or Baker & Taylor. Other electronic versions can be purchased on Smashwords or at any of the major online ebook stores.
ABOUT Camel Press—Based in Seattle Washington, Camel Press is a new imprint owned by Coffeetown Press. Camel Press publishes genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction, horror … or any combination thereof. We publish the books that grab you and hold you in their grip long into the night.