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Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchefstroom and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communication, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.
When she moved to Chile with her French husband, she started writing full-time. She has been publishing novels and short stories since 2011.
Charmaine currently lives in Montpellier, France with her family. Their household is a lively mix of Afrikaans, English, French, and Spanish.
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Einmal hatte ich Träume und eine Zukunft. Jetzt habe ich Ängste, Narben und unersättliche Bedürfnisse. Ich bin irreparabel beschädigt, aber wenn ich den gefährlichsten Mann in Johannesburg überleben will, kann ich nicht zulassen, dass er mich zerbricht, denn kaputtes Spielzeug landet auf der Müllkippe.
AN OLDER WOMAN YOUNGER MAN ROMANCE
I thought I'd lost everything. My life was in tatters when a man half my age broke into my property and invaded my future. Our love is forbidden, but I'm single and he's all the taboo I crave. For once in my life, why not? But what if I start wanting more than a fleeting love affair? What if his secrets will destroy me?
I had no idea how much more I was about to lose.
Note: Young Enough is Book 2 of The Age Between Us duology and concludes the story. Old Enough (Book 1) must be read first to follow the story.
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Readers of forbidden romance stories LOVE this Older Woman Younger Man Romance! What they say about Young Enough:
"Oh my goodness. This book had absolutely everything! ...There is so much emotion and story builds and builds in such an amazing way that I could not put it down." Sara, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Beautifully painful and painfully beautiful!" Buffyana, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Page turning and riveting... I don't have words to accurately describe the profound beauty, originality and brilliance of this story and the emotions that it provokes." W., Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"The story was super sexy and erotic but it was also more than just a romance journey. It was a growth journey and Charmaine Pauls executed it perfectly!" Jessica Alcazar, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
AN OLDER WOMAN YOUNGER MAN ROMANCE
Society says I'm too young for her. What do they know? It's not my age that matters. It's my experience. I'm everything she never knew she needed. Meeting her was no coincidence. How and why our paths crossed are every shade of twisted and wrong, but she'll never know. I'm taking those sinister secrets to my grave. I'm keeping her forever, no matter what it takes.
Note: Old Enough is Book 1 of The Age Between Us duology. Young Enough (Book 2) concludes the story.
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Readers of forbidden romance LOVE this Older Woman Younger Man Romance! See what they have to say about Old Enough:
"...I not only liked it, I loved it. I couldn't swipe the pages fast enough." Auntee, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I’m left gasping at the end of this book. I need the next book NOW! The story of Jane and Brian has you literally galloping through this page turner." Jo, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I really enjoy Charmaine Pauls’s writing. From the beginning she manages to suck you into the story and feel it as though it’s you living the story, not the characters." Sara, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"The author did a brilliant job of making this 19 year old come off as one of the most confident and dominant heroes and yet stay true to his age." Mindy Lou's Book Review, Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jess and Derrick have been together for twelve years. When Jess finally gives Derrick an ultimatum, tie the knot or set her free, he proposes a bizarre test to decide their destiny.
Lord of Ice by April Marcom
Jack Frost gave his heart to Lilly the day she was born, making her the perfect leverage for a fire spirit whose heart is set on becoming Lord of Ice.
Frozen Moments by Nancy Pennick
Drew keeps proposing. Kate keeps saying no. It’s their little game. Can the holiday season change that? Kate has lost her best friend, and Drew does his best to cheer her up in this delightful story of love and memories.
Frozen with Possibilities by Rhonda Brutt
A resort on the shores of Lake Superior in the middle of December was not exactly what Tiffany had in mind for a mid-winter vacation. But when she agreed to accompany her progressive grandmother on this frozen trip, she discovered that life is filled with possibilities, if you only go after them.
Frozen Heart Thawing by Nicole Angeleen
In the depths of winter, Thomas Everett grudgingly meets his betrothed, Nila Sarvani, the daughter of a powerful sheikh. The passion they share takes them both by surprise, but the ruthlessness of American business threatens to tear them apart. Nila must decide if her dreams can be realized if she allows herself to fall in love.
Frozen Dreams by Elena Kane
In a world surrounded by snow and magic, Cara finds herself grossly out of place. Ridiculed by all, she lives her life in terror from perpetual bullies until she runs into a stranger in town. Ben is everything she always wanted, but never expected. Better yet, he sees past her differences. Could Ben be her dream come true?
Her Frozen Heart by Tara Fox Hall
Alaric has always loved the winter season, second only to his love of spells and sorcery. When his beautiful neighbor Cassandra reveals she’s a natural witch, he’s instantly smitten, even as he despairs of attracting her interest. Is there hope for a magical couple who thrive in different seasons?
The Thawing of Holly’s Heart by Marilyn Gardiner
What happens when a single mother meets an old friend and, despite the
conviction that she will never again open her heart to another man, finds
herself falling in love?
Lily è in fuga a causa dei peccati del padre. Sopravvissuta a un brutale attacco contro la sua casa, dove hanno trovato la morte tutti gli uomini del piccolo esercito lasciatole da suo padre e la sua amata tata, trova un lavoro e una camera a buon mercato a Camps Bay, in Sud Africa. Quando gli uomini di Sky Communications riescono a rintracciarla, è costretta a fuggire di nuovo. Questa volta, Lily si ritrova senza casa, da sola su una panchina, in una città violenta, mentre sta per scatenarsi una tempesta invernale. È una grande fortuna per lei che Jacob appaia per caso attraverso la nebbia subito prima che una banda di gangster la trovi nel parco buio e deserto. Ma si tratta davvero di una coincidenza?
Dopo aver offerto a Lily riparo per la notte, l'appartamento di Jacob viene distrutto in un'esplosione. Con il suo aiuto, Lily parte alla ricerca del padre per ottenere la sua protezione. In una fuga rocambolesca dall'Africa alla Francia, con il pericolo sempre un passo dietro a lei, Lily impara a conoscere il desiderio, l'amore, la sopravvivenza e la fiducia. Quando viene a sapere la verità sull'uomo che l'ha salvata, al quale ha dato il suo corpo e il suo cuore, uno di loro due finirà schiacciato.
Lourdes March has cried enough tears over her dishonest ex. She is moving on. Until she walks into an optometrist's office, and is confronted with the splitting image of the man she's trying to forget.
The Spark by Ellyse Roberts
Anna Claire had everything: money, a fiancé and a successful job as an architect. Her life was going great until a homeless guy with a grudge decided to set the building she was renovating on fire. Ethan was a firefighter filled with regret from a mistake he made long An inferno brought them back together. But can fate re-ignite the spark they thought was lost forever?
Proposal Unexpected by Elena Kane
Adele had the perfect life, until it all fell apart. She’s left alone and bitter after discovering her husband’s many transgressions, when she finds herself face to face with a familiar face from the past. Wondering why they ever parted ways to begin with, Adele is faced with the difficult choice of forgetting and forgiving her husband or starting a life with the man she spent years loving before life got in the way.
One Perfect Moment by Tara Fox Hall
Coriander Hartwell’s dream of getting married has almost come true; her longtime lover Stefan VanKellam II has finally popped the question. But the instant she locks eyes with old flame Dustin at her high school reunion, Cori begins to rethink her dream of a perfect wedding...and the man she wishes would make her his wife.
Running Late by Caroline Andrus
On her way to meet with her boyfriend, Will, Paige reflects upon their seven-year relationship and prepares herself to be dumped. Meanwhile, Will has something else in mind.
Cappuccino Dreaming by Louise Redmann
What does it cost to be yourself? She’s cooked for her boyfriend, played nice with his friends, and twisted her personality to fit his. He’s booked an expensive restaurant for Saturday night. Surely he’s going to propose. But when she sees her lover kiss her best friend, she flees into a coffee house only to trip up the stairs, spilling her cappuccino over everyone. Out of the angry crowd, one man offers his hand and a fresh drink.
Love Weavers by Katie Stephens
Hannah and Wynter have two things in common: an incredible artistic talent and witchcraft. In order to acquire Wynter’s jewelry-making secrets, Hannah finds a way to travel across time and meet her ancestor. However, her novice powers simply amuse Wynter, who is embroiled in a love triangle and has no time for the young witch. When an enchanted necklace disappears, can the two work together or must their men take matters into their own hands?
This volume includes advice on how to write a short story – advice given to our authors at the start of their mid-winter marathon.
The short stories and authors:
Cruising by Megan Armstrong
The Sin-Eater by Saaleha Bamjee
Not this time by Nicolette Bosman
A Slice of Lemon Meringue by Courtney Campbell
Under the Spitting Buck Tree by Ramona Chetty
The Accident by Mandy Collins
Roll of the dice by Marilyn Cohen de Villiers
Pilgrimage by Melanie du Plessis
Unravelling the Knots by Joan Evans
The Treasure by Corrie Fopma
That Other Woman by Frankie Francis
Gotta Go by Mary Geddes
Snail Derail by Eileen Jensen-Stenekamp
While the Iron is Hot by Lynn Joffe
Aberration by Jeffrey Meyer
The Day Before by Charmaine Pauls
Passing Time by Margaret Place
The Apple Tree by Margaret Place
Dark Torment by Tracy Todd
Strangers by Rahiem Whisgary
Butterflies by Nathalie Williams
The Three Gifts of Christmas is a tender love story of people facing difficult choices in an uncertain world. Family or love? Stephanie Graham must choose between her frail elderly grandmother and Craig, her fiancé, when he gets a promotion that would take him to England. She’s never traveled far from home and dreads leaving her friends and all she knows, especially her grandmother, to migrate to a strange country. Besides, if he loved her, he wouldn’t go.
A Miracle for Christmas by Charmaine Pauls
Michael Slanders only wants a steady job and a family of his own, but instead he lives from hand to mouth with his sick mother. Fired a week before Christmas and down on his luck, Mike needs nothing short of a miracle. Sometimes, goodness prevails. Sometimes, magic is made.
Deck the Stalls by Shannon Kennedy
All Sierra McElroy wants for Christmas is a guarantee the horses at Shamrock Stable will be home for the holidays. Her mother has decided they can’t keep every horse and should sell some. Now, what can Sierra do to save her friends and Christmas for everyone?
Merry Christmas, India Stone by Megan Hussey and Linda White-Francis
Facing her first Christmas alone as a recent divorcee, India Stone takes an impulsive trip to an Aspen ski lodge, where the handsome, dashing Tristan sweeps her off of her feet and onto the slopes. Spoiling her with romantic sleigh rides, beautiful gifts and romantic candlelight dinners, Tristan lends light, love, and color to India's holiday.
The Feast of Yule by Leslie D. Soule
Ash Kensington gets to spend her first holiday in the fantasy realm known as Fallenwood. Her friends, the sorcerer Will Everett, the court jester Terces Solario, and the cat who was once a human, Greymalkin, are put in charge of watching a trio of unruly gnomes over the weekend, and chaos breaks loose! Join Ash and her friends as they celebrate the holiday known as The Feast of Yule!
An American Noel by Marianna Boncek
Charlie Reardon is a down-and-out bum looking for some returnables and a warm place to sleep on a snowy, Christmas night. Instead, with the help of his on-again-off-again angel, Gabriel, Charlie finds a baby in an alley. Does the baby offer some type of redemption?
Secret Santa by Terry Barr
Ten-year old Terry Barr discovers one day just before Christmas that his little brother has found Santa’s stash of toys. The secret of Santa is out now, and as Terry tries to help his mother cover the story to retain his brother’s innocence, the world of secrets, conspiracies, and emotional entanglements for him only grows deeper.
Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne
Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.