Cover of the new book "Champagne Rules" - a black man and a white woman kiss in deep wine-coloured light

Champagne Rules



  • Booksellers Best Award for Single Title/Mainstream
  • Booksellers Best Award for Best First Book
  • Golden Quill for Best Erotic Romance
  • Aspen Gold Readers' Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance

Finalist in:

  • More than Magic Award, 2nd place
  • Write Touch: Readers’ Award , 3rd place (tie with Hot in Here)
  • Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
  • Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence



Here's what reviewers say about Champagne Rules


"Lyons realistically depicts the lust, love and complications of an interracial love affair. Readers will devour every word as fast as these two lovers devour each other."

– Jennifer Madsen, Romantic Times Book Club

"…one of the most passionate and intense books that readers will come across… Readers will want to put this book on their keeper shelf and read it again and again."

- Angel, The Romance Studio      

"CHAMPAGNE RULES has that extra something that moves it ahead of the rest. The plot is fresh, well paced and coherent. The writing is so rich and luscious that it was a pleasure to read, earning it A Perfect 10. All I can do is anxiously await Susan Lyons next book. This author just made my automatic buy list."

- Vicki Turner, Romance Reviews Today   

" I cannot gush enough about this book! I couldn’t put it down…. This definitely had a Sex and the City vibe to it, which made the book a delight…. If you’re looking for something spicy, with a dash of humor and romance, then look no further. "

– Linda Hall, Romance Divas      

" will enjoy this second chance at love, erotic style. The story line is fun to follow whether in Crete or on the Pacific coast as the lead duo is likable and seem to belong together. The support cast, especially her buddies, add to the fun and hopefully will do that and much more in their own tales."

- Harriet Klausner      

“You will definitely want to keep an eye on Ms. Lyons, she is definitely a new addition to this reviewers auto-buy list and Champagne Rules gets a special place on her keeper shelf.”

– Danny, Loves Romances & More  

"This is an erotic read but the love story and emotional highs and lows Ms. Lyons brings into play makes Champagne Rules an interesting and very hard book to put down. I am anxious to read the other three books in this series, they are sure to burn up the pages and enchant the reader."

– Marina, Cupid’s Library Reviews


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Cover of the new book "Champagne Rules" - a black man and a white woman kiss in deep wine-coloured light


“Smoking from page one, Champagne Rules is a hot, yet touching erotic romance.”

- Cheryl, Joyfully Reviewed

“…a heartwarming romance topped with steaming hot erotica.”

- Kelley, Coffee Time Romance  

“This is a keeper and one I recommend to anyone wanting a steamy story with depth and romance.”

– Thia McClain, The Romance Readers Connection

“The author has a charming writing style that will have the reader reluctant to put the book down. This story is a perfect blend of the love story and erotica. ”

– Tewanda, Fallen Angel Reviews  

“Author Susan Lyons dishes up hot steamy sex, best girlfriend bonding, and a strong romantic conflict in a compelling story.”


“I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy wickedly hot sex and a story line that grabs you and doesn't let go until the last word.”

– Cyn, TwoLips Reviews