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Thursday, August 14, 2014

An Interview, A Hot Excerpt, and An Awesome GIVEAWAY with Emily A. Lawrence...

Title: Unforgettable Hearts

Release date: March 27, 2014

Author: Emily A. Lawrence

Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance

Blurb:
Continuing the Soul’s Desire Series with book 2 Unforgettable Hearts

Ellie Benton lost all contact with her childhood friend, Tyler Stuart, when she moved with her family to New York. For seven years she’d mourned the loss of the copper-haired boy whom she’d secretly admired her entire life. Saddened by the thought that he’d forgotten her, Ellie carried on with her life, but nothing could fill the void he’d left in her heart. 

When an unexpected trip reunited them after such a long time, Ellie found herself unable to resist the strong pull she felt toward him, nor control the feelings she’d fought so hard to keep at bay. 

Tyler’s initial coldness at the sight of her made her question if he’d ever cared about her, but soon she discovered things she’d never even dared dream of, secrets that turned her soul inside out and brought her more joy than she’d ever experienced. Tyler proved to be the man of her dreams, exactly how she’d imagined him. But, as they embarked on a passionate relationship—just when she thought she’d finally found her happiness—demons from their past and present threatened to separate them.
Will their love overcome all the obstacles they have to face?

*Content Warning: intended for mature audiences 18+



Questions:

1.      How long have you been an author?
I’ve been writing stories for my own pleasure for many years but I’ve been a published author for a year now. I have the Weekend Getaways Series with Secret Cravings Publishing and the Soul’s Desire Series with Beau Coup Publishing.

2.      What is your favourite genre?
I write contemporary romance intended for mature audiences. I am a romantic at heart and I’ve always enjoyed reading a good romantic story. Now I get to write my own. But I’m also interested in paranormal romance. You see, I was born and live in Transylvania. Here we grew up with the legends and myths about supernatural creatures and I’ve always found them intriguing. I am thinking of writing something in this genre too sometime in the future.

3.      If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend they start with and why?
The Guardian Of My Soul – is my first full-length novel and the beginning of a series of books that are based on love, friendship, devotion, loss, fears, insecurities and many other traits that make it more complex and intriguing.

4.      What is the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process?
I’ve learned a lot along the way because I had the most amazing people to guide me on this journey. I am a lot more relaxed now than I used to be, knowing that my stories are in good hands.

5.      Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?
Currently I’m working on the sequel to Unforgettable Hearts, a love story, full of passion, friendship, sacrifice, devotion, but also fears and insecurities.

For nineteen-year-old Ellie Benton, having feelings for Tyler Stuart is nothing new. They’d been best friends ever since they were kids, but everything changed when she moved to New York with her family at age twelve. She missed the Californian sunshine and the peaceful Los Angeles neighborhood where she grew up, but above all she missed the copper-haired boy whom she hadn’t seen or spoken to in seven years. Somewhere over the years she fell for him—hard. Tyler was her hero, the man of her dreams, and she mourned his loss every single day. She often found herself wondering what he looked like, if he still remembered her, but the fact that she hadn’t heard from him in such a long time saddened her. Having no other choice, Ellie carried on with her life, but nothing could fill the void he’d left in her heart. Her need for affection pushed her into relationships with men who only ended up breaking her heart and making her feel insecure. Ellie was sad, disappointed, wondering if she’d ever be as happy as she’d been in her home town.
When an unexpected trip reunited her with Tyler and his family after seven long years, Ellie found herself unable to resist the strong pull she felt toward him, nor control the feelings she’d fought so hard to keep at bay. The problem with that? Tyler’s initial reaction at the sight of her was cold, making her question if he’d ever cared about her. She was wrong. Tyler did care about her, more than she’d ever dreamed possible. A series of events led her to discover a new side of Tyler, secrets that turned her soul inside out and brought her more joy than she’d ever experienced. But, as they embarked on a passionate relationship—just when she thought she’d finally found her happiness—demons from their past and present threatened to separate them.
Can their love overcome the obstacles they have to face?

6.      Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
I’m rather shy...until I get to know you better...then you can see the true me. I’m fun and I love a good laugh.

7.      Name your top three writing goals?
Be able to write full time, which is what I’m most passionate about, grow in the Amazon rank, and make the USA Today and New York Times list. But I think that’s probably what every writer wants. So, I’ll take one step at a time. For the moment I really enjoy my writing and all the amazing people I got to meet thanks to it.

Fun Questions -

1.      If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Warning label? Nah...I’m the sweetest person around! Hahaha

2.      If you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?
That would probably Ellie Benton, the heroine in Unforgettable Hearts. I put a little bit of myself in her and a part of the story is inspired by something I’ve lived long ago.

3.      What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?
Ha! Now that’s a piece of info I’d rather keep to myself haha. But I’m a romantic at heart. Naughty is not my thing. Unless I’m writing a book. ;)

4.      Finally, can you give us your contact links?

Sure, here’s where you can find me:





Excerpt  - Unforgettable Hearts

“You’re sleeping on the couch tonight.”
“No, I’m not!” He frowned. Was I being unreasonable? Was I being stubborn? Probably, but I just hated him making decisions that concerned me without consulting me first.
“Then where are you going to sleep?” I crossed my arms, refusing to give in.
“With you, of course.”
Taking one step back, I swiveled on my heels and darted for the bedroom, hoping I’d get there in time to lock the door behind me. No such luck. I was half way up the stairs when he scooped me up into his arms and held me tight.
“Put...me...down!” I gritted my teeth, but one thing I remembered since we were kids was that he could be equally stubborn when he wanted to.
Tyler made a quick stop in the dressing room, grabbed a scarf and returned to the room where he tossed me on the bed. Before I could understand what was going on, he’d straddled me, grabbed my wrists and used the cashmere scarf to tie my hands above my head, securely to the headboard.
“What the hell are you doing? Release me!”
“I’m going to talk some sense into you, love.” He got off me and began to undress, while I feverishly tugged at the scarf until I was almost out of breath.
“Don’t even think about it!” I growled when he got back in bed naked and pushed my legs apart to settle in between them. “I’m so angry with you right now, I—”
“You can’t dress up so damn hot and expect me to let you go, love. I want you and you want me. Don’t fight it, kitten.” His mouth pressed against my tummy through the see-through material of my nightgown while at the same time his hands slid up my legs under it. When they reached my panties, he curled his fingers around the silky material at my hips and yanked them down and off. Why wasn’t I doing anything? Any thought of struggling against my bondage evaporated in the haze of this endorphin surge.

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Woohoo, that's one hot excerpt we've got there, and lucky for you all Emily has generously offered one lucky commenter a chance to win a copy of the book.

So please leave a comment at the bottom of this post with your email address', and follow the blog for a chance to win it.

Emily will announce her winner on Tuesday Aug. 19th

Good luck!

Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~


3 comments:

  1. Great excerpt. I sure do want more.
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  2. A fun interview thank you.

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  3. thanks for the great interveiw. i enjoyed reading it

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