Cover Reveal – Finding Valor by Charlotte Abel

Channie #3
Expected Publication Spring 2013

Channie has been kidnapped by her momma and Josh's memory was wiped clean. In this final book of the series, their journey doesn’t get any easier. They must rely on all they’ve learned and all they’ve overcome just to survive. But as the mage war escalates, the choices become harder. It’s not just their lives and love on the line. The power hungry leader of the Veyjivik clan will do anything, including murder, to accomplish her goal of world domination. Josh must leave behind the boy he was and embrace his heritage to become the man he was meant to be, or all will be lost.

Author Bio

CharlotteAbel_HeadShotRT.jpgCharlotte Abel was born and raised in Oklahoma where she met her soulmate, Pete. She chased him to Boulder, Colorado and finally convinced him they were meant to be together forever. They've raised three kids, two ferrets, three dogs and countless hamsters -- and are still happily married.

She's in love with "real" life and paranormal romance. When she's not reading or writing, Charlotte enjoys hiking, bicycling and primitive archery (although she's never shot at anything other than a target!)

The final book of The Channie Series, "Finding Valor," will be available in Spring of 2013.

Look for "River's Remorse," the second book of "The Sanctuary Series" in late 2013.

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Review – Stealing Breath by Joanne Brothwell

Title: Stealing Breath
Author: Joanne Brothwell
Series: Stealing Breath #1
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Published: March 8th 2012

Book Description

Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, twenty-one year old Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent... creature. Sarah survives, destroying the monster by using mysterious abilities she didn't even know she had. Bloody and bruised, Sarah flees the scene and runs directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But what is Evan doing out in the forest at five in the morning? Turning to a healer, Sarah is shocked to learn her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child-an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others. But her indigo aura also makes her an easy target for those who wish to consume her powerful essence. Soon, Sarah is falling deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart and trust that he is the man he says he is. But she can't ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, leading her on a course that will force her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.

My Review

What a great ride! Anything involving magic and auras keeps me intrigued and the direction of this story certainly captured me! I had read a few chapters and my husband asked me what I was reading, and I replied an interesting book which has spirits which try to inhabit other people. I really like the main character and she has genuine friends. But I'm not sure about the new guy she has met. He seems too perfect and has popped up at just the right I’ll see how it goes…

Sarah has always been an empath and reading people's emotions has been easy for her. While camping she hears a voice and goes into the bush to answer the call for help. She stumbles upon a shack and runs into a spirit who tries to take her soul from her. She didn't realise that there were spirits out there that could do that, so she channels her inner powers to protect herself. While fleeing she literally runs into Evan who appears to be a knight in shining armour. I was initially suspicious of him, but like Sarah, he charmed me easily.

Sarah is a genuine person and has respect for the people she holds close. Her friends are very supportive but are curious about the new guy that has shown up in her life because Sarah has been burnt badly before. What I really liked about Sarah as her no bull crap attitude, you cross her and she won't forgive you easily, you have to earn that trust back and even if you do she still is sceptical.Evan just seems to know how to push the right buttons and is way too attractive for his own good!

As the cover of the book implicates, the book is about Sarah's aura, which is an indigo colour and is therefore rare. But with the help of the natives in the area, Sarah is able to understand more about herself and the people that she is close to.

I really enjoyed the direction of this story and I thought that Joanne Brothwell's writing style was beautiful. The ancient magic and the soul travel concepts were exciting. Stories containing good and bad magic are always an entertaining read for me and Stealing Breath was just dazzling! As usual, the chemistry with the two main characters is undeniable but I love the romance aspect, so it was a definite plus for me. I am hanging for the next book now!!

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author

Joanne Brothwell lives in the country on the Canadian prairie where her stories are inspired by the dead things that appear at her doorstep on a regular basis.

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Swoon Thursday #31 – A Shade of Vampire By Bella Forrest

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the chicks at YABound!

Considering I have read lots of Vampire books, it is always nice to find a new author with a new twist in the genre...

A Shade of Vampire
By Bella Forrest

A Shade of Vampire

I knew I was lying when I reminded her that the fact that she was mine hadn’t changed. No matter what alpha male act I might pull off in trying to intimidate her, I knew the truth. She was no longer mine. At some point during all those nights I’d spent with her, I’d become hers.

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Awww..... isn't that so sweet!! 

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Cover Reveal – Wait For You by J. Lynn


Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

WAIT FOR YOU is available now!

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About the Author

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?

“J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

“I don't think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” - K Books

“Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

“For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

“For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms

“I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says
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Review – Veiled Mist by Eleanor T. Beaty

Veiled Mist
Title: Veiled Mist
Author: Eleanor T. Beaty
Series: Veiled Mist #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Published: July 9th 2012

Book Description

On the Caribbean island of Maurray, spoiled-rotten, fifteen-year-old Hanna wakes up to a nightmare. She is not the daughter of an aristocrat but the orphan of a Gypsy. She is the descendant to a mystical Gypsy tribe. Their magic is strong and has lasted six hundred years. Ornella, the tribe’s guardian, arrives at the island with her mutt, Count Dracula, to guide Hanna. Hanna is told she must embrace her heritage or die at the ripe age of seventeen. But Hanna does the unthinkable, she chooses death. She hates Gypsies and would rather die. What she doesn’t know is that her death will destroy the entire tribe. What she also doesn’t know is how persuasive Ornella can be. The nightmare begins.

My Review

When I started to read this book, my heart wasn't into it. Initially, I didn't like the main character Hanna, she was a spoilt teenager who looked down her nose at people and thought she was better than everyone else. The old Gypsy, Ornella was a bit of a pain, but was able to wield some great magic. But the longer I read the book, I was able to learn more about the characters and they both grew on me. They end up building a great relationship and work together to fulfil Hanna's destiny. Secrets are unlocked, enemies are exposed and friendships, old and new are formed.

The magic aspect of this book was awesome. Ornella uses lots of unusual ingredients to perform spells and rituals, even down to various types of pee. The author has put a great deal of thought into the different spells and it was definitely entertaining. The use of the dolls throughout the book was unusual too, but also intriguing. The dolls are not only important to the people that Hanna gives them to, but they help Hanna discover the true person that she is.

Hanna is a typical teenager and in the beginning, appearances and reputation play a major role in how she acts. Once she gets past this, she becomes a better person who I really liked. A lot of her immediate family have big roles in her development as well and I enjoyed getting to know them too. Veiled Mist is a beautiful story of self discovery and I enjoyed Hanna's journey.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Waiting On Wednesday # 29 – Alliance by Danyele Johnson and Shannon Dermott

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

I really enjoy Shannon Dermott's work, so I became very intrigued when I stumbled upon this one.... sounds interesting!!!

by Danyele Johnson and Shannon Dermott
(Alliance #1)
Expected Publication – March 31st 2013

Alliance (Alliance #1)

Keller Witmore is a bang ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy. Seeing that he is an incubus, so you can hardly blame him. In all his seventeen years, he’s never had anyone, a mom nor a dad to show him what love means. No one except for Hudson, his best friend, his brother in every sense of the word except blood. Growing up in the boarding school for demon and angel Halves, he’s known no other life. But when a war brews and the campus is closed, he will find out a lot of things about himself, what he is, who he is and who he wants to become. When it’s all said and done, can he ever go back to the way things were?

Hudson Yarde’s life revolves around being Keller’s wingman, it’s a full time job with both it’s perks and drawbacks. Drawn into the Keller’s antics since a young age, Hudson stays to protect Keller from himself, stays to hide in his shadows, away from the spotlight. He stays to keep his secret. For years he’s been waiting for his incubus nature to kick in but it hasn’t happened yet. A chance meeting, the impending of war and being freed from the judgment and rules, gives him the opportunity to be what he wants to be, himself.

Together they leave for the human domain. Neither of them aware of the others secrets or of those around them. And for the first time, a gap could wedge between them, carved by the sharp knife of distrust. Lies of omission will draw a line between them at the dawn of the war over humanity.

Warning - This book is intended for mature audience. Excessive language and sexual situations may not be suitable for younger teens. This story also includes m/m romance.

What are you waiting for? Please leave it in a comment below or leave me your WoW link so I can check out yours too!!
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AnniversaryTour/Author Interview/Giveaway – Shadow Eyes by Dusty Crabtree

Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on Dusty Crabtree’s Anniversary tour of her book Shadow Eyes. I read this book a while ago and you can read my review for the book here. Today I am sharing the interview that I did with Dusty about her book and some other things too…… So read on to find out more about her book and to learn a bit about Dusty. While you are her enter Dusty’s tourwide giveaway!!

Title: Shadow Eyes
Author: Dusty Crabtree
Series: Shadow Eyes #1
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Published: July 15th 2012


Iris Kohl lives in a world populated by murky shadows that surround, harass, and entice unsuspecting individuals toward evil. But she is the only one who can see them. She’s had this ability to see the shadows, as well as brilliantly glowing light figures, ever since an obscure, tragic incident on her fourteenth birthday three years earlier.

Although she’s learned to cope, the view of her world begins to shift upon the arrival of three mysterious characters. First, a handsome new teacher whose presence scares away shadows; second, a new friend with an awe-inspiring aura; and third, a mysterious and alluring new student whom Iris has a hard time resisting despite already having a boyfriend.

As the shadows invade and terrorize her own life and family, she must ultimately revisit the most horrific event of her life in order to learn her true identity and become the hero she was meant to be.

Author Interview

Hi Dusty! Thank you for taking the opportunity to chat with me today!!

Thanks for hosting me on my Anniversary Blog Tour!

I have a few questions, nothing too stressful.... here we go!!

How long did it take to write Shadow Eyes? Did you have to wait long for it to be published?

D: It took about 8 months initially, but that’s before extensive revising and editing!  I think I was still messing with it until I was signed by Musa Publishing another 8 months after I finished the initial draft.  It seemed like a long time to wait, but I’m pretty sure that’s just how it goes for new authors, and established ones for that matter.

Where did you get the idea of the Shadows?

D: The idea actually first came to me as a screenplay for a Christian horror movie of some sort.  The movie would have been about a cast of intertwined characters going about their lives and making mistakes with dark, creepy shadows (demons) hovering around them, whispering to them, and influencing them to do evil things.  Only the audience would see the shadows.  The characters would be completely oblivious.  I simply tweaked that idea until I had something workable for a YA book - a 17-year-old girl who had this special ability to see the shadows and light figures when nobody else could.

I found Shadow Eyes to be a very emotional journey. Do you plan on it being such an emotional story?

D: Yes and no.  I went into it knowing the ending, of course, so I knew at least that much was going to be pretty emotional.  I actually wrote a few parts of the end early on in the first draft (I guess I just couldn’t wait!).  The rest of her emotional journey throughout I planned in my outline, but I’m not sure I realized how many different facets of emotions I’d end up having my characters explore and my readers indirectly experience.

When you began writing Shadow Eyes, did you stick to your writing plan or did you keep throwing twists in while writing the book?

D: Good question!  I wrote a very detailed outline before writing much of the actual book, so that was when all the crazy twists and subplots came to me.  I can’t tell you how much that outline helped me!  With different twists that needed to be foreshadowed and subplots that needed to be weaved in here and there, it helped me to look through my outline in order to remember every aspect of the plot.  While writing the outline, though, there were some definite twists and surprises that worked their way into the story without me thinking of them initially.  That was always exciting!  A lot of work to add them in, but exciting nonetheless!

How much of yourself or from personal experience have you put into the characters?

D: Oh, bits and pieces here and there. Iris has a few of my characteristics – being a perfectionist and an organizational freak mainly…I’m not kidding, sometimes I seriously think I have OCD.  The funny bit about Iris’s sister waking up and showering in the middle of the night actually came from my sister who used to do the same thing!  Also, I also went on a spelunking trip with my Advanced Earth Science class and a goofy teacher who didn’t know what he was doing, just like Mr. Keller.  However, the thing with the boy in the cave…that didn’t happen to me. J

There are a number of yummy guys in Iris’s life that play a major role in the book, did you intend on having so many guys fighting for her?

D: Lol!  Yummy – I think that term is very fitting for them!  Well, there are mainly just two, but yes I purposefully included the love triangle.  They always say, “Write what you’d want to read,” and I love love triangles!  I think it helps add suspense and interest, but also, as a female reader, we get to either act as the protagonist’s best friend, offering our advice on whom she should pick, or we get to live vicariously through her and feel what it’s like to have two guys vying for our attention.  How awesome would that be?  Okay, I’m married…but if I were single…how awesome would that be?   

Ok, so here are some fun questions...

Do you have any favourite authors that you read today?

D: Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lauren Kate, Rick Riordan, Kaitlin Bevis (she’s a fellow Musan!)

If you could travel in a time machine into a book, what book would it be and why?

D: Oh, wow, that would be awesome!  Sadly, though, two of my favourite books (The Hunger Games and Divergent) wouldn’t be my first choices – I don’t think I’d like to live in those dystopian worlds.  Hmm…how about Pride and Prejudice?  I would love to see 19th century England!  …And Mr. Darcy, of course!

Do you have a favourite book boyfriend?

D: You mean besides Patrick in Shadow Eyes?  Lol!  Okay, maybe that’s too weird since I created him – can a writer have a crush on her own characters?  Is that against some author code or protocol I am unaware of?  Well…besides him, I might have to go with Tobias from Divergent!  There are too many to choose from, but I really liked his character!

If you could travel anywhere in the world with a book, where would you go and what book would you take??

D: Interesting question!  I would go to some remote island, and I would take the next book in whatever favourite series just had a recent release (right now that would be Finale from the Hush Hush series or Rick Riordan’s The Mark of Athena – I know I’m a little late in reading both). Either way, it would be a new book.  I’m kind of weird in that I never read a book more than once.  My time is just so precious, and there are so many good books out there I want to read!  I’d rather continue tackling my TBR list than read an old favourite…although I have come close a few times.  Insurgent was probably the closest I’ve come – I almost reread it immediately after finishing it!  J

Thank you so much for allowing me to participate in the tour and for chatting with me today!

Thank you!  The pleasure was all mine!

About the Author

Dusty Crabtree has been a high school English teacher since 2006, a challenge she thoroughly enjoys. She is also a youth sponsor at Cherokee Hills Christian Church in Oklahoma City and feels very blessed with the amazing opportunities she has to develop meaningful relationships with teens on a daily basis. She resides with her husband, Clayton, in Yukon, Oklahoma, where they often serve their community as foster parents. Apart from the obvious reading and writing, she also enjoys serving on the praise team and drama team at church and watching movies. Shadow Eyes is Dusty’s first novel, but there will definitely be more to come!

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Teaser Tuesdays # 30 – Love Unscripted By Tina Reber

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I cracked up laughing when I read this tease, just had to share..... 

Love Unscripted
By Tina Reber
Love #1

Love Unscripted (Love, #1)

“Who are you all going to gossip about once the celebrities leave town? You'll need to find someone else to talk about.” I couldn‟t help but laugh.

“We'll just talk about you, Tar. We'll sit around and reminisce about how much fun you used to be while using the cobwebs growing between your legs to knit hats for the poor.” Marie nudged me.

“You're such a bitch.” I snickered at her

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Spotlight/Excerpt – Cupid Rocks by Francesca Hawley

Welcome to my stop of the Cupid Rocks book tour which has been brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. Today I have an excerpt as well as a summary of the book and you can learn a little more about the author Francesca Hawley. Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Cupid Rocks
Author: Francesca Hawley
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Date Published: February 22nd 2013

Book Description

When her parents’ rock band The Pack performs at Zach’s bar, Mandy discovers her True Mate, Joe Blackwolf, the band’s lead singer and guitarist. All she has to do now is convince Joe that she told a little white lie to make her mom happy, her father that rock musicians aren’t all alike, and her new mate’s family that rockers aren’t all that different from classical musicians.

Joe Blackwolf is celebrating his fortieth birthday. And what he wishes for when he blows out the candles is to find his True Mate. He succeeds when he meets Mandy Goldwolf. Problem is…she belongs to someone else. Finding out the truth leaves him free to explore every inch of her smokin’ hot curves, but now Joe and Mandy are neck deep in overbearing relatives and everyone is in for a rockin’ Valentine’s Day.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


“Am I dead, Angel? Cause you look like you’re straight from heaven!”

“That has to be the worst line I’ve ever heard,” Mandy laughed, looking up into warm brown eyes. She shivered as he settled into the chair beside her.

“Maybe, but it made you laugh.” He took her hand. “Can I buy you a drink?”

Joe waved over a waiter and ordered for them without once releasing her hand. She could feel the rough calluses guitar playing had created on his fingers, but they turned her on. He turned her on.

This was Joe? “Good ole Joe” as Eddie called him. He was neither good nor old. No. He was gorgeous…and talented. Zach wasn’t kidding when he’d said this Blackwolf was a great guitarist and singer. For the first time since Carly bugged her, she wished with all her might she hadn’t lied about Zach being her mate. Zach might be handsome, but Joe made her throb in places that hadn’t throbbed in all of her thirty-five years.

“So what’s with the camera, Angel? Fan or reporter?”

Mandy looked down at her fingers clenched around her camera strap. If she told him who she was, he’d back off so fast she’d see skid marks on the floor. Just this once, she wanted to pretend she was someone else. Just tonight. She leaned forward pressing her lips against his ear.

“I’m more than a fan. I’m a groupie. Can’t you tell?” He shuddered, turning his head he met her gaze. The fire glowing in his eyes set her boiling. Yes. She had to have him. Now.

“A groupie? For just any rock musician?”

“No, Joe. I want you.”

“Fuck, yeah,” he growled, standing so abruptly his chair toppled over. No one nearby noticed as he dragged her to her feet. “Where?”

Mandy looked over toward the hallway leading to Zach’s office and smiled. They had a clear path. She pulled him after her and they ducked into the shadowy space. He pressed her to the wall and took her mouth in a deep kiss. Their mouths meshed together. Joe pulled back to nip at her lips, then ran his tongue along the inside edge of her lower lip. She caught his long dark hair in her fingers, holding his mouth to hers.

Fire. Heat. She’d never felt anything like this in her entire life. She moaned as his mouth slid to nuzzle her neck. Mandy wrapped her free arm around him, clutching his leather jacket. She lifted her right leg along his hip. He stepped into the opening she’d created, thrusting his hips against hers.
She shivered as his rough fingers slid along her leg and under her skirt. He slipped his fingers under her panties and cupped her ass. Grasping her, he pulled her more firmly against his hard cock. He reached up to her peasant top, untying the drawstring to bare her bra covered breast. His hot breath teased her neck and then his warm tongue grazed her skin as he licked his way over her curves

“Hey. Anyone seen Joe?” Mandy and Joe froze as she heard Eddie’s voice. He was close. Too close. She looked out of the entrance of the hall. She didn’t see him, but he was right there. She knew it. Mandy closed her eyes, fighting to keep her panting excitement from giving them away.

“I think I saw him with a hot chick earlier. I didn’t get a good look at her though. Just noticed she was his type.” Tom responded with a laugh.

Joe groaned in her ear, and kissed her cheek. She turned to look up at him. He was still on fire, she could see it but there was a definite question in his dark eyes? Stop or go?

She lowered her leg and he sighed, then she smiled and grabbed his hand. “This way,” she whispered.

Mandy knew there was an empty unlocked office back here and she wanted this wolf and she wanted him now. He chuckled as they moved into the darkness. She found the door on the right and turned the knob. Hearing the click, she pushed, wincing at the creak when the door stuck. He pushed her through and they shut the door behind them. Mandy flipped the light switch, blinking a bit to adjust to the table lamps that came on. She’d been expecting an overhead. They looked at each other and grinned.

Joe pulled her over to the empty desk and she climbed up onto it. He stroked her cheek. “You’re sure?”

“Yes. I don’t want to stop. Not now.”

About the Author

Hi. I’m Francesca Hawley and I’m a fat chick. A woman with dangerous curves just like my heroines.

Many people don’t like the word, “fat” but I do because it’s the truth and I’ve learned to own it.  I am a fat chick and I always will be. Even if my fairy godmother popped in right at this moment and waved her wand to make me a size 2, I know that mentally and emotionally I’d still be a fat chick. So why is this relevant? Well, my size has had a major influence on how I see the world and how I write.

I first began to read romance when I was in my teens. I loved the genre, but the heroines were all thin. Their thighs didn’t rub together…had never rubbed together…and frankly I had trouble relating to these ladies. The stories were great—full of emotion and well told, but the heroines weren’t like me and that was a major disappointment.  I kept wondering where were the fat heroines? I found some occasionally, but to have their Happily Ever After they usually had to lose weight and go from ugly duckling to swan.

Well, I wanted a fat heroine who loved herself—or at least learned to love herself—and a hot alpha hero who liked her jiggly bits just the way they were. Since I didn’t find many big girls to read about, I decided  to write about them myself. After all, I loved to write anyway and had been writing almost as long as I’d been reading, so Francesca Hawley – author of Romance with Dangerous Curves was born.

In a Francesca Hawley romance, my readers will find authentic, sensual, fat heroines who love and are loved by their intense, passionate, and seductive Alpha heroes. I hope you enjoy their dangerous curves just as much as their hunky heroes do.

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