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Mar 7 2014 11:20am

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Ursula Renée’s Sweet Jazz!

Sweet Jazz by Ursula Renee

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to reveal the cover for Ursula Renée's upcoming debut novel, Sweet Jazz. Set in Harlemthe book features an interracial couple battling racism, but surrendering to their feelings for one another.

Here's the official description for the book:

The Big House's “Coloreds Only” policy makes the club popular with Harlem residents. The same policy makes it harder for the owners to find and retain musicians. After four weeks of listening to saxophonists with bigger dreams than talent, the owners are ready to hire the first person who walks in and plays “one good note.” Their words come back to haunt them when Randy Jones auditions.

Many of the employees are not thrilled when Randy breaks the color barrier. He does find an ally in Cass, the club's sassy singer, who goes out of her way to welcome him. Offstage, Cass Porter looks like a teenager, but when she sings she’s all woman. Inside, she’s been hurt badly and has determined never to love again.

As their relationship develops, life at the club for Randy becomes complicated when he has to fight both Cass’s fear of opening her heart and those who want to keep them apart.

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8 comments
Kwana Minatee-Jackson
1. kwanawrites
Beautiful cover and I love the twist on the color lines. I can't wait to read this one from Ursula Renee!
J.C. McKenzie
2. J.C. McKenzie
Great cover and I love the premise of the book. Looking forward to reading it!
Phoebe Chase
4. PhoebeChase
Is this an historical novel? PLEASE tell me it is because I posted this on Twitter not that long ago:

[url=https://twitter.com/Phoebe_Chase]Phoebe Chase ?@Phoebe_Chase Feb 28 Today I've mostly talked about 1920s set romance, Bitter Spirits, & POC in romance. Now I want a romance set in Harlem Renaissance. Anyone?
J.C. McKenzie
5. Amy Jo Cousins
What Phoebe said! Is this historical? It sounds absolutely fantastic, and will definitely go on my TBR. :)
Barbara Bettis
6. Barbara Bettis
Terrific Cover! And the story sounds great. Best of luck with the book.
Kareni
7. Kareni
The author's website has an excerpt. The book is definitely historical.
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