Multi-Cultural Romance Novel: New Release – The Courage to Love by Yuwanda Black

How many great loves do you get in one lifetime? Kayla thought she'd had hers. After losing her beloved husband to cancer unexpectedly, along comes the handsome Rifle. Can she find the courage to love again, or will grief keep her stuck in the past?
By: Inkwell Editorial
March 23, 2014 - PRLog -- The Courage to Love, a new, short, interracial romance by author Yuwanda Black, explores lost love, grief and finding love again. Asked what inspired the subject, Ms. Black says:

"Many romance novels are written around the idea of having only one great love. I understand this; it's what makes reading romance so much fun. But I like to think that if you lost the 'love of your life,' you're not destined to be alone for the rest of your life.

So that's what this book explores; finding the courage to move past grief, to be open to finding love again because as Jane Seymour says when she talks about her jewelry line, "When you keep your heart open, love will always find its way in."

Following is an excerpt.


"I've been wanting to do that for two years now -- since the first day we met," Rifle declared.

Kayla's shaking fingers desperately tried to adjust her thin, cotton blouse through which Rifle's lips had devoured one nipple mere seconds ago. She could still feel his hands between her legs, moving her panties aside to deftly stroke the inner most part of her – where no man had been since her husband died over two years ago.

"I know you want me just as much as I want you Kayla. I have proof in the form of your woman's scent on my hand right here."

Kayla swiped at her kiss-swollen lips. If Rifle hadn't pulled away, she would have let him take her right there on the oversized drafting table. He knew it and she did too.

While she stood and stared at him speechless, he continued, "I don't want the first time I take you to be where anyone can walk in and interrupt."

"But just know … I will have you Kayla. It's inevitable. I know it and you know it too."

Kayla stumbled out of the office, burning with desire … and something else she couldn't put her finger on.

Rifle had let her go this time.

But not for long, a little voice whispered to her … not for long.

Chapter 1: Guilty Love

The cool sand between her toes eased the heat of the pain lodged in Kayla's chest.

"Tate, oh Tate …" Kayla murmured, as the salt breeze whipped her deceased husband's name from her lips.

It had been just over two years since she'd lost her beloved Tate to colon cancer. Even though it had been way beyond a respectable time, she still felt guilty about falling in love again.

The handsome Shaw "Rifle" Jackson had stirred feelings in her she thought she'd buried with Tate.

It was all so unexpected. She felt like she was cheating on him, mainly because she and Tate had been so happy together. She'd never imagined she could muster the feelings she had for him for anyone else.

Even though she was a young widow, she truly believed that she'd found the one true love you get in life, married him and lost him. And that was that.

Shaw "Rifle" Jackson was everything she wasn't looking for, which made her love for him all the more confusing.

Loving Tate had been so easy. Loving Rifle was anything but.

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Read the first few chapters free on Amazon at The book can also be found on Barnes & Noble.

About the Author: Yuwanda Black has written over 50 ebooks. She writes in several genres, eg, small business, self-publishing and romance. The Courage to Love is her third short, multi-cultural romance novel. Trapped by Desire (, her second, was an Amazon Top 100 seller. She's currently working on Return to Me, her fourth.  All of Ms. Black's books are published by Inkwell Editorial (, her freelance writing company.
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