Romance Blooms in American Publishing Company Based in the Philippines

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Sally A. Allen’s new book ‘Ever After’ portrays touching trans-Pacific love affair between industry professionals.

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What better setting for a romance novel than the publishing industry itself? Author Sally A. Allen plays with genre conventions as she portrays a publisher and a book critic becoming unlikely star-crossed lovers seeking to live happily “Ever After” (published by Xlibris) after a chance encounter in the Philippines. They must deal with their careers, face their inner demons and pursue each other with a passion known only to those who have published and reviewed scores of dramatic romance novels following plucky protagonists smitten by love.

Taylor Townshend owned a large publishing company for new authors headquartered in the Philippines. The conglomerate also has subsidiaries in the United States, with the main office in Minneapolis. Taylor speaks often with Sara, his U.S. liaison and book critic for new authors, and they become very fond of each other by long distance. Unknown to him, she has a disability, and as it turns out, so does he. Their transpacific romance builds until she meets him in the Philippines, which reveals the novel’s conclusion.

Allen blends fact and fiction, her depiction of the publishing industry serving as a backdrop for the romance between two realistically portrayed protagonists, whose strengths and foibles give them the spark of humanity and emotion whilst the narrative portrays their struggle to live happily “Ever After.”

“Ever After”
By Sally A. Allen
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781499083583
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781499083590
E-Book | 242 pages | ISBN 9781499083606
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sally A. Allen is originally from Wisconsin and currently lives in West Central Florida with her schnauzer, Sibby. While her novels are fiction, she draws from the many experiences she’s had in her life. For more information, interested parties can visit her website at

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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