Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Virtual Blog Tour - Venetian Love Knots by Normandie Alleman



BLURB:

In Venice, Allison Fox will find love in the arms of two men. Her past collides with her future in a battle for her heart. Which one will win?

Travelling to Venice to be the maid of honour in her best friend’s wedding sounds like a great vacation, and a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But when Allison Fox discovers who the best man is, she is torn between duty and self-preservation.

It has taken Allison four years to put her tumultuous relationship with the rodeo cowboy behind her after a violent incident ripped them apart. Now Allison must find a way to face her past and find closure with her old flame. But will she be able to put the past behind her?

Cole is the Texas cowboy who has never got over his love for Allison. But when he declares his love for her after all this time, is she strong enough to walk away from the intense passion they share?

For years Nico, a handsome Italian, was committed to nothing but his work. Nico never expected he would meet an American beauty who would awaken in him a desire to love again. Once he finds her, Nico vows to never let Allison go.

It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember, but who will win Allison’s heart?





Excerpt:


Allison held her plastic cup in a death grip as she absently rattled the ice cubes in it. She stared out of the bubble-shaped window on her flight to Rome. The vodka had done little to calm her nerves. Neither People, Cosmo, nor Vogue had been any help distracting her. Allison’s mind was determined to go back to the one man who had caused her more pain and heartache than she had ever known. The man whom she would soon see for the first time in four years.

She bit her lip and shut her eyes tightly. Allison remembered the day her best friend Marcia had told her that she was getting married in Venice the week of Valentine’s Day. Marcia had asked her to be her maid of honour and Allison had immediately jumped at the chance. She loved to travel, and she wanted to be there for Marcia.
   
A couple of weeks later, Allison had just walked into her apartment when she’d got a call from Marcia. “Allie, honey, it’s me, Marsh. Are you sitting down? I need you to sit down.”

Allison had set her groceries down on the floor and sat.

“Honey, Alfonso has gotten Cole to agree to be his best man,” she’d said.

Marcia’s announcement had been met with complete silence.

“Allison? You still there?” Marcia had asked.

Cole. For years Allison had prayed for indifference towards Cole. She had hated him for years. What she felt for Cole was either unmitigated passion or hate. She didn’t know any in between. And what she had wound up craving was indifference. The last time she’d seen him, four years ago, what she had prayed for, what she had begged God for, was to feel indifference towards him. He had almost ruined her life.

PRIZES: 
I want to welcome Normandie Alleman to my blog today. Remember - with Goddess Fish tours there are prizes and the more often you comment on the posts, the more likely you are to win a prize!  Prize for this tour: Normandie will award a "Venetian Love Knots” gift pack which includes a Tote Bag and T-Shirt (winner's size) with the cover graphic and a $30 Amazon GC. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She was surprised when that interest turned her into a writer of erotic romance.

If there were another 5 hours in the day, Normandie would spend more time needle-pointing and playing with photography. Instead, she’s a Pinterest addict and sports junkie who’s crazy for Twitter and the color pink.

Normandie's links:

Website:

Twitter: @NormandieA

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Buy Links:

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Amazon

Barnes & Noble

All Romance





18 comments:

  1. I could do with more hours in the day too.

    I don't think the vodka would help knowing what lies ahead.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Poor girl...I'd be three sheets to the wind if it was me standing up in a wedding with my ex....

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  3. Hi Francesca! Thanks so much for hosting me today. I'm a little late (internet probs), but I'm thrilled to be here now.

    Yes, I know, Mary. Whenever I add something new to my plate I say I'm going to get it done "between 2 and 4 in the morning."

    Andra Lyn, I know, right? Allison has GOOD reason to be nervous about that meeting too!

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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  5. Normandie, I love the blurb and what a great book trailer! Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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  6. Sounds like a good read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. Thanks everyone, and Francesca - looks like you write some juicy books yourself! I'm going to have to add a few to my TBR pile. :)

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  8. I have a good relationship with my ex, so I wouldn't nervous, though if I had to meet the one who got away I'd be a wreck.

    moonsurfer123(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I really like the book cover and the story sounds really good. Glad I discovered this site. You write the kinds of books I love to read.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. Anas - Yes, all exes are not created equal!

    Joye - Thanks! This is my debut book, and I'm afraid they've spoiled me with this cover. I was thrilled with it!

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  11. It's your debut novel? I hadn't realised that from the excerpts I've read and all the positiv reviews, congratulations on your first release!

    The cover looks awesome on both, T-shirt and bag :)

    shadowrunner1987 AT gmail DOT com

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  12. Is there a book or an author that inspire your writing?

    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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  13. Thanks Ami! Yes, this is my very first book. Before this I wrote some non-fiction and a few shorter erotic pieces.

    Emiliana, while I've been a bookworm since I was a kid, I haven't had a chance to read as much in the last decade or so. (With six kids I mostly read field trip permission slips.) Most of my inspiration comes from my DH and random things that spark ideas in my head.

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  14. Congrats on your debut!

    Does your psychology background play prominently in the book?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  15. Hi Catherine Lee, I think my psychology background definitely plays a role in Venetian Love Knots. Cole has some attachment issues that affect him and his relationship with Allison for sure. Nico's dealt with grieving the loss of his wife, and Allison deals with all sorts of psychological stuff!

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  16. Sounds intriguing

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. I love the cover! Personally, I'm rooting for the Italian! I love Italian men and their accents!

    Best of luck!

    shelley_runyon@yahoo.com
    Julie

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