Letter to Readers from Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence Authors!
It’s almost time for the April releases of Entangled Publishing’s exciting Indulgence titles! If you haven’t ventured into this new category romance line, now’s your chance! We have a repeat offering this week. We’re giving away all three copies of the March titles, Holiday Affair, Weekend Agreement, and Blackmailed byt the Italian Billionaire, to 3 winners this week!
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Life events can occasionally take us down a very different path to that we planned for our lives. Sometimes good…sometimes not so good.
As an author, one of the joys of writing is knowing that you can make a difference to someone’s day when they immerse themselves in your story and live the romance of your characters.
I have always been an avid reader, from the moment I could read. For many years, my family has heard…one day I will write my book. However, a very satisfying life as a wife, mother and with a full time career in education intruded on my dream and managed to fill up my days.
A couple of years ago, some difficult work circumstances meant that I reassessed my priorities and decided to give up a career of many, many years. What on earth was I going to do with my day?
It was time to write that book!
…And now it is time to make you all envious.
I have discovered that writing comes very easily to me, and the stories that have been in my head for years are just jumping onto the page. I sit in my writing chair and gaze at the tranquil Pacific Ocean as the stories flow. On the very rare occasion that they are a bit reluctant to be told, I go for a walk on the beach and the muse comes back with a vengeance!
Water is my element and feeds my creative process and so far, each one of my books has boats and islands as the central focus. My sequel to Holiday Affair is set on the Italian coast and I really think a visit may be necessary to walk on that beach! After all, I do have to give you, my dear readers, an accurate representation of the setting!
Dream on…Annie. One day…
I hope you get as much pleasure reading my stories as I do writing them.
Nothing more than a holiday fling…until he moved in next door!
Staid professor Lissy McIntyre believes that choosing a mate should be based on common sense, not runaway passion. And Lissy would certainly never pick a rolling stone like Nick Richards for long‐term love. But a red‐hot, tropical romance? Oh, yeah. He’s got a body just made for sinning and his sizzling kisses leave her senseless.
When Nick blows into town, he’s stunned to discover that his no‐nonsense new neighbor and co‐worker is the same sultry creature he seduced for one night of forbidden island pleasure. He’s unaccustomed to staying in one place for long, but he just can’t seem to keep his hands off the multi‐faceted Lissy. Will Nick break loyal Lissy’s heart or will she be the one woman he simply can’t walk away from?
Annie Seaton lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia, where she loves sitting in her writing chair, gazing at the ocean and writing romance. She is a true romantic at heart and loves a happy ending.
Annie lives with her husband, and “Bob” the dog and her two white cats, in a house next to the beach in a small coastal town in New South Wales. Their two children are grown and married and she loves spending time gardening, walking on the beach and spoiling her two grandchildren.
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I have a confession. I am a history junkie. Can’t help it – the addiction runs in my family. My brother loves medieval history so much he writes historical fiction in his spare time. And, my father, a huge Civil War buff, once made me sit with him and watch both the Ken Burns documentary and Angels and Demons at the same time. (He also made my mother tour Gettysburg from three different angles by I digress.)
Me, I love the American Revolution. When I was in junior high, the musical 1776 came out and I was fascinated by the story of John Adams and his fight to pass the Declaration of Independence. By the way, did you know that many of the song lyrics in that musical were taken from John Adams’ actual writing? (Hey – I’m the daughter of a man who watched dueling Civil War documentaries; of course I’m going to know factoids like that.) Anyway, when it came time to create my heroine for Weekend Agreement, I just had to make her an expert on the American Revolution. Even better, she became an expert on John Adams! Not only did her love for history and the past make her the perfect foil for my hero, but it gave me a chance to weave in a few of my favorite factoids as well. Sadly most of my favorites ended up on the cutting room floor – I’m sure you’re all breathing a sigh of relief – but the spirit remains.
A lot of what Charlotte Doherty believes about the past and family history also comes from me. Charlotte Doherty’s argument is that the past helps shape our present. We are a conglomerate of all the people who came before us, good and bad. I tend to agree. I think it’s important we all remember where we came from. Of course, in some cases, people can get caught up too much in the concept of lineage and family tradition. That’s what Charlotte discovers when she meets the hero’s family. In the end, both she and the hero discover that while the past is important, it’s what you do in the present that counts.
I really hope you like Weekend Agreement. Bringing it to publication was, as you read, a labor of love for me.
Some deals were meant to be broken….
Cynical billionaire Daniel Moretti works hard; plays harder and has one ironclad rule. Never trust a woman. Bad news for historian Charlotte Doherty who shows up at exactly the wrong time. Like every other woman in Daniel’s life, Charlotte wants something from him–the deed to her family farm. Daniel agrees, but only if he gets something in return: Charlotte’s company for the weekend!
The property is Charlotte’s only link to the mother she never knew. Desperate to keep her history alive, she’ll accept Daniel’s indecent proposal, but not without a few terms of her own. Namely, a propriety clause. No flirting. No kissing. No sex.
Daniel has no intention of honoring her conditions, but after one weekend with Charlotte leaves him hungering for more, he can’t help wondering if she could be the exception to his unbreakable rule.
Barbara Wallace has been a life-long romantic and daydreamer so it’s not surprising she decided to become a writer at age eight. However, it wasn’t until a co-worker handed her a romance novel that she knew where her stories belonged.
Barbara loves writing sweet, smart, ‘it-could-happen-to-you’ style romances. She lives in Massachusetts with her other loves – her husband, their teenage son, and three very spoiled pets (as if there could be any other kind). She also loves hearing from readers. You can find her at her website (www.barbarawallace.com), on Twitter (@BarbaraTWallace) and on Facebook.
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Ever since I first started reading, a long time ago, I’ve always loved being transported to places I might otherwise never get to visit. I’d curl up in bed with a book, and magically journey to fabulous countries and even worlds. As I grew older, that love turned into a real love of travelling, and for many years, every spare penny and every spare minute went on travel.
In my twenties, I spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia. It was a fabulous experience but left both me and my other half with itchy feet and a need to see the world. Over the next few years, we travelled as much as we could, visiting Africa, South East Asia, India…
Now, we have finally settled down on an almond farm in the mountains of southern Spain, between the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea. Somehow in the years we’ve been here, I’ve managed to accumulate a large number of animals (it’s not my fault, they keep turning up and refusing to leave) so now I have four dogs, a cat, a three-legged Vietnamese pot bellied pig, two goats, a horse and four chickens. This makes real travelling pretty much impossible.
So I’ve turned into a virtual traveler, and gone back to my first love, reading, to get my travel fix. I open a book and who knows where I might end up, Italy, Greece, deepest Africa, other galaxies, other worlds…
And writing for me has become an extension of that. I first started writing when I was in Africa. We lived in a remote village on the banks of Lake Kariba. No electricity, no TV, no internet, and hardly any books! So I wrote as a means of entertaining myself—and then found I couldn’t stop. I write romance, but across most of the genres, so when I write I regularly get to travel the world and beyond into outer space and even other dimensions.
Often my stories will visit places I would like to go, or to go back to. That’s the case with Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire. My hero, Luc, is half-Italian and the story moves between London and my hero’s very own fantasy island hideaway off the coast of Italy.
So like me, I’m hoping you also enjoy travelling to different places when you read, and I hope you enjoy Luc’s journey on his way to falling in love.
Seduction by any means necessary…
Olivia Brent is happy with her quiet life in the country, until the imminent loss of her home forces her to embark on a search for her estranged father. Catapulted into a world of criminals, Olivia is out of her depth. When she meets the stunningly gorgeous and enigmatic billionaire Luc Severino, her world is turned upside down.
Jimmy Brent’s daughter was the last person Luc ever wanted to be with, but she’s the key to finding her father, the man Luc has wanted revenge on for over ten years. He’s willing to use any methods available, including blackmail, to persuade Olivia to help him find Jimmy and put the past behind him.
And if blackmail doesn’t gain her total cooperation, then perhaps a little seduction will.
Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.
Nina’s writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.