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C.L. Donley

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C.L. Donley is a future New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of multicultural and interracial romance, who believes romance novels that are impossible to put down are the only kind that should exist! Armed with a B.A. in English and M.A. in Writing, she is new to the romance game, having written her first novel, Amara's Calling, after discovering the romance genre in September 2017. Donley writes in a style she calls "romantic realism" that is sophisticated yet simple, grounded yet unaplogetically escapist, and character-driven rather than plot-driven. This style creates a unique, modern reading experience ideal for book club discussions, personal epiphanies, satisfying re-reads, and the occasional spiraling reviewer! Love it or ...more

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C.L. Donley I don't force it, I go do other things. So far I'm ahead of schedule, and I can write pretty fast so there's no need to stress. It'll come back. I'll …moreI don't force it, I go do other things. So far I'm ahead of schedule, and I can write pretty fast so there's no need to stress. It'll come back. I'll leave audio notes for myself just to talk out the process, listen to them back. And usually between all that, the story begins again.(less)
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Spellbound: Out Christmas Day– Now Available for Pre-Order!

So, much to my surprise, it looks like I’ll be squeezing another release out this year just in time for the holidays! It’s called Spellbound and while it is clearly sports-themed, it is technically a paranormal romance. I think. I did surface-level research on it, not gonna lie. But I’ve had this story in my head for a few years now and while it might seem like a departure on the surface, I think

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