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All That and Moore Series by Celeste Granger - Book Tour + Giveaway


I Am Moore
All That & Moore Book 1
by Celeste Granger

Genre:
African American Contemporary Romance

Emery Moore moved away from home after finishing her juris doctorate. She
was a successful corporate attorney and had been living in Washington
D. C. for the past five years. It wasn’t often that she returned
home to Atlanta, but the love of her family drew her back. Emery had
success in so many facets of her life, but she hadn’t been as lucky
in love. The word love was unsettling for Emery; it was loaded with
notions of submissiveness and sacrifice, the loss of self and being
dependent on another person. Notions Emery wasn’t sure she wanted.
Yet, there was someone Emery couldn’t shake her soul loose of and
she tussled with her heart and the sensible tug in her mind daily.


Evan Stanton Esq. had been an integral part of Emery
Moore’s life for the past six months. He like she, was an attorney.
During the day, the attorneys at law litigated from different sides
of the aisle; fighting with everything they had for their clients.
But for the past few months, business was left at the door, and the
fighting ended as Evan and Emery delved into uncharted territory.
Evan loved how Emery felt in his arms. The curve of her hips, the
arch in her back made it difficult to keep his hands off her. It
wasn’t always like this. Emery had to be pursued, and although Evan
was attracted to her unapologetic disposition in the courtroom, along
with her sophisticated air, Emery was a challenge; one that Evan
planned to take on full steam ahead.

This book can be read as
a standalone. It is interconnected to the All That & Moore series



Teach Me Moore
All That & Moore Book 2 

One family. Eight sisters, tangled in romance. Kennedy Moore, the second
Moore sister, is the glue that holds the sisterhood together. While
Emery, the oldest sister, was away in Washington DC, it was Kennedy
that her younger sisters leaned on. A master chef in her own right,
Kennedy spends most of her time in the background, pouring her
passion into the culinary delicacies she creates for her clientele.
Being in the kitchen has left little time for Kennedy to find love,
outside of the love she has for culinary arts.

Bryce Monroe is the
owner and head chef of Taste, a world-renowned, four-star restaurant
in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Much like Kennedy, Bryce spends his
days and nights in the kitchen, masterfully creating delectable
dishes that keep his clientele coming back for more. Bryce is a
multimillionaire who has everything he’s always wanted except
someone special to share it with.
An unintentional brush with
Bryce Monroe reminds Kennedy that there is more to life than cooking
and taking care of her sisters. The two have so much in common, and
the chemistry they mutually felt shakes both their foundations. Bryce
is captivated by Kennedy and realizes she is what he’s been
missing. Yet, Kennedy shies away, unsure whether there’s room for
something more in the world she’s created for herself. Will Kennedy
let down her guard and allow love in? Will Bryce push past her
resistance and pursue the love of his life? Find out in Teach Me
Moore: Book 2 in the All That & Moore Series.
Each book in the series is a full novel and can be read as a standalone.



Expect Moore
All That & Moore Book 3 


One family. Eight sisters, tangled in romance. Daphne Moore, third eldest
sister of the Moore girls has had tremendous success in her
professional life. As the Founder and Head Mistress of Moore Academy
for Girls, Daphne taught her girls to be smart, self-reliant and
confident. Yet, with all the success in her career, Daphne struggled
when it came to matters of the heart. Daphne spent three years of her
life loving a man who didn’t show the same kind of faithful,
unwavering love. The wounds Stephen left were deep, and Daphne wasn’t
sure she’d ever recover. Nicholas St. John, preeminent real estate
developer and multimillionaire, was much like Daphne, successful
professionally. However, unlike Daphne, there wasn’t an unfaithful
lover to taint Nicholas’ view on love, Nicholas simply never made
time for it. But an accidental encounter between the two would change
the trajectory of both their lives.



So Much Moore
All That & Moore Book 4 

One family. Eight sisters, tangled in romance. Felicity Moore, an actuary
and entrepreneur, deals with facts and numbers as the foundation of
her business. Her hard work and nurturing dedication is what makes
her a leader in the industry. It’s the one thing that her world
revolves around on a daily basis, and because of it, there had been
no time for love or no place for a relationship in Felicity’s life.

It is the sole reason why when Garrett Thompson enters her
life, Felicity doesn’t take him seriously. Especially with him
being a trust fund baby. He’s never had to work to earn a living.
Although Garrett does dabble in philanthropic endeavors, he spends
much of his time living in the lap of luxury; doing the things he
wants to and nothing that he doesn’t have to. Garrett lives by
choice, and any relationship he’s had in the past has been an
accessory to his lifestyle not a primary focus. With Garrett living
life on his own terms, what if anything do they have in common?
Despite Felicity being dismissive of him, Garrett intends
to prove just how serious he can be.




Never Moore
All That & Moore Book 5 

He was her best friend. She was the girl of his dreams.


Charity Moore is on the cusp of becoming the neurosurgeon she has always dreamed of
becoming. As a student physician for world renowned Emory University
Hospital, Charity demonstrates her intellectual prowess in the
classroom and in the operating room. Charity has been plotting her
course of becoming a surgeon for as long as she can remember. She
plays by the rules, colors within the lines and does what is
necessary to make her dreams come true.

O’Shea Ali, is also a student physician at Emory Hospital. As the son of international
industry giants, financial security has never been an issue. For
O’Shea, becoming a neurosurgeon isn’t about prestige or financial
gain. His desire stems from O’Shea’s passion to charter new
medical territory and save lives. O’Shea lives his life
passionately without restriction. He fights for what he believes in
and is a fierce protector of the one’s he loves. That includes Charity.

But emerging desire crosses the friendship line,
catapulting Charity and O’Shea out of the friendship zone and into
dangerous territory. Charity fears their new entanglement is risky
and may cost her the very relationship she treasures most. While
O’Shea’s unbridled yearnings for Charity become harder to
contain, he doesn’t want to lose what they have in pursuit of what he craves.

The All That and Moore series follows each sister
in the Moore family as they navigate through the entanglements
romance brings. Each book can be enjoyed if read as a standalone or
if it’s read in the order of the series



Promise Me Moore
All That & Moore Book 6 

Physical therapist, Aubrey Moore, is growing her private practice, heavily
courted by coaches from every major sport as she continues to become
a household name. Focusing exclusively on her business, Aubrey has
made little time for matters of the heart until retail store mogul
and multimillionaire, Brett Quinn catches her eye during a charity
basketball game. No one woman has captivated Brett’s heart but that
fleeting encounter ignited a spark, and when they meet again, the
seed of attraction that captivated them before blooms, leaving them
both to wonder if their reunion could be their second chance.


The All That and Moore series follows each sister in the Moore family as
they navigate through the entanglements romance brings. Each book can
be enjoyed if read as a standalone or if it’s read in the order of the series




Moore Than Enough
All That & Moore Book 7 

As an international attaché to a Sudanese Diplomat, Ivory Moore is
constantly surrounded by very important people, making international
exchange seem easy with her mastery of multiple languages and
business accouterment. Between her job and her loving family, Ivory’s
life is full. VIP’S don’t impress her. It takes more than that to
gain Ivory’s attention. Or so she thought until a chance encounter
with a blast from the past shakes her foundation at the very core.


Roman West was that disruption, rocking Ivory on her
heels. A visit to the Sudanese Embassy brought Ivory Moore back into
his life. Seeing her again reawakened feelings he thought were lost
for good. Although their encounter seemed to have been by
happenstance, Roman believed in destiny, and he refused to lose Ivory
again. But Roman was a man with secrets; secrets that could ruin what
he hoped would be their future and certainly devastate their past.



My Cherie a'Moore
All That & Moore Book 8 

She was somewhat of a free spirit, yet, she felt rightly guided to his.


Trinity Moore, burgeoning entrepreneur and youngest of
the Moore sisters, does what she will. Whether business or pleasure,
Trinity does it on her own terms, unapologetically.

But he touched her in a way Trinity couldn’t deny; assuaging unknown pains
and awakening a transcendental energy that spoke to her soul. She
realized she wanted more of that touch. Esau Knight was right there
to fulfill her every desire.

All books in the All That &
Moore series are standalone connected in a series with HEA’s.

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I am an avid reader, from high fantasy to mystery to romance. My love of reading is what led me to writing. Someone once said to me that I had a story to tell and I was the only one who could tell it. I believed them and have been writing ever since.

Who is your hero and why?
That’s an easy one. My father is my hero. He is not a conventional patriarch in the sense that when I was little, he combed and braided my hair, ironed my clothes, and taught me how to change the oil in my car. He didn’t hold to gender roles which I learned to appreciate. He loves my mother fiercely. That was my first display of what real love looks like.

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I Am Moore would make an incredible legal drama with a magnificent love story.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in your books?
In I Am Moore, Emery Moore is the heroine. She has a juris doctorate, is an attorney and the oldest of eight daughters and takes her role as the eldest very seriously. She is protective of her sisters and understands that after her parents, she is a role model to them. Evan Stanton, Esq. is also an attorney. He and Emery have battled across the legal aisle many times. Evan is attracted to Emery. She’s independent, gorgeous, and sophisticated. She’s a challenge and he is up to the task.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
Family was the general concept. I had an idea for a story about an alabaster box – a precious container holding contents that were even more precious. Those two ideas melded together to form the concept of the story. The alabaster box is a recurring theme in all the Moore sisters’ stories.

Where did you come up with the names in the story?
I love strong names with meaning. I also like unisex names. Once I determined the first heroine’s name, I wanted the rest to have the same kind of syllabic formation. The hero’s names needed to sound good with the heroine’s names.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
It was scary and exhilarating and nerve wracking because it was my first contemporary romance I intended to publish.

How did you come up with name of this book?
This book, like all of the books in the series are a play on words, a double entendre – phrases that are familiar with the word more, substituted with Moore.

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
They totally hijack the story! I just try to keep up.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
I Am Moore isn’t just a contemporary romance with good tension and a great romance. There’s also family drama and traditions that keep the story interesting. My heroines are strong but they have flaws. My heroes are strong, but they have flaws. You want the hero and heroine to get together. As a reader, you will root for their love.

Have you written any other books that are not published?
I am currently working on a new series, a spin off of the All That & Moore series called the Brothers Ali. Two of the five books in the series are published and I am diligently working to finish the rest.

How long have you been writing?
I have been writing a long time. I understood the power of words at a young age so I wrote became it was a way I could express my thoughts and feelings. I’ve been writing with the intent to publish for the past three years.

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
No, my characters do not come to me at the same time. Sometimes I don’t know their names in the beginning. They reveal themselves to me as I write.

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
I like my stories to be authentic, from the food my characters eat to the places they travel. I research real locations, real recipes, real situations that may have occurred if its going to play a part in the store. I research the occupations my characters have as well as negative traits, flaws, coping skills. I do a lot of research.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
If there is a happy medium between originality and giving the readers what they want, that’s where I try and reside. I listen to my readers though while still maintaining my authentic voice.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Don’t give up. Trust your gift. Keep pushing. Those are the things I would tell my younger self.
  

USA Today Bestselling Author and lover of Love. It is a many splendid
thing, isn’t it? Yet, it’s not a straight path from one heart to
another. Most often, love is a tangled mess that challenges our
thoughts, beliefs, and challenges us to prove over and over that we
are more than enamored with an individual. Love is a tangled
conglomeration of what the mind thinks, what the soul feels, and what
the heart knows. And I write about it...




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