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Detroit, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/20/2015 -- Vina St. Fran will debut her novel One Foot Out The Door, the first book of The Amorous Trilogy series, on April 15, 2015, under the umbrella of Zam Publishing, LLC. One Foot Out The Door was previously published in 2007 and is back after editorial review from former senior executive editor at Mills & Boon Harlequin UK division, Tessa Shapcott.

One Foot Out The Door, which is set in suburban Detroit, is a contemporary romance story of Cyndarella Worthy. She is a single African-American woman in her thirties whose boyfriend proposes marriage, to which she joyfully accepts. A well-intended but meddling girlfriend exposes a tragic secret from Cyndarella's past that involves her first love, a Chaldean gentleman of Iraqi descent named Bashar Bazzi. This revelation threatens her current relationship with Thad, who is African-American. When Cyndarella uncovers the truth, she realizes that she needs to seek out this former flame to help bring closure no matter how much she despises him. When Cyndarella and Bashar reconnect, however, their spark is apparent.

Cyndarella fights for her emotional life against chemistry while Bashar lurks in the midst. In the past, Cyndarella faced racial prejudice from Bashar's family that tore them apart, and she vows not to travel down that road again. Readers are immediately engaged, asking the question 'Will she be able to resist?'

In March 2015, the Midwest Book Review's Lacey Smalton covered the book. In her review, she said, "I am not a fan of most debut novels...I must warn you in advance that this is not the typical cookie-cutter contemporary romance novel you may currently find yourself reading!" She goes on to describe the plot of the story and summarizes, "This book delves into the heartbreaking arena of the intense scrutiny and misconceptions involved in interracial dating. Yet, it embraces those struggles with such realism, grit, and honesty, that this is truly a refreshing read from this new author."

One Foot Out The Door is currently available at fine online book retailers such as,, and

About Vina St. Fran
Vina St. Fran is Michigan native who writes contemporary romance and as a Political Contributor for She currently lives in the Midwest with her family.

Josephine Metts