Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Spotlight on contemporary romance author Marie Astor

Today I have the spotlight on author Marie Astor and her novel This Tangled Thing Called Love as part of a virtual book tour Marie is doing.

Marie will be giving away three prizes of custom made jewelry to three randomly drawn commenters during the tour. Details and photos of the prizes are below.

Marie Astor is a die-hard romantic who wholeheartedly believes in true love, which is why she writes in the contemporary romance genre.

Marie is the author of contemporary romance novels This Tangled Thing Called Love, Lucky Charm, and a short story collection, A Chance Encounter and Other Stories.

Currently, Marie is working on her next novel – a first installment in a romantic suspense series that is scheduled for release in mid-summer of 2012.

If you would like to receive updates about Marie’s book releases and events, please visit Marie’s website and join her distribution list through the Contact page. or visit Marie at her Facebook page or Goodreads or Twitter.

Blurb for This Tangled Thing Called Love:
Twenty-eight-year-old Claire Chatfield has everything a girl could possibly wish for: looks, a promising career at New York’s top architectural firm, and an engagement ring from one of New York’s most eligible heir-bachelors! Life should be a dream, but when Alec Brunell, a sexy tango dancer, moves into the apartment one floor above from Claire’s, he unwittingly awakens Claire’s old insecurities, making her question her life choices. Will Claire brave her fears and allow herself to take a chance on Alec, or will she continue to play it safe?

In order to secure his place as his father’s successor, thirty-three-year-old David Lawson must settle down with a wife befitting the future head of Lawson Enterprises - and who could fit the prerequisite better than the stunningly beautiful and incredibly bright Claire Chatfield? There is just one glitch – David Lawson is in love with another woman – a Hollywood Legend Claudia Block.

A successful tango instructor, Alec Brunell has never lacked for women’s attention, but he finds himself at a loss when faced with his downstairs neighbor, Claire Chatfield. Upon hearing of his occupation, most women swoon with desire, but Claire runs for the door. Still, her iciness only adds fuel to his fire, as Alec is determined to change Claire’s view of him.

This Tangled Thing Called Love is a love story about finding one’s perfect match - sometimes following one’s heart is as convoluted as learning the steps of tango. 

Excerpt from This Tangled Thing Called Love:
What she saw next defeated all of her expectations, as she froze in place, mouth agape. The apartment consisted of one giant room – it must have been a one bedroom at some point, but the dividing wall had been knocked down, leaving a vast loft. The room was empty save for a frumpy couch in the corner, a scant table and two chairs; several large bags, presumably with clothes and other possessions, were planted on the floor sporadically.

But this disarray had nothing to do with Claire’s paralyzed state, as she stared at the back of the man who was too absorbed by his task to notice her presence. He was shirtless and his muscles rippled as he moved to the sound of the mesmerizing melody with feline grace. His feet were engaged in complicated dance moves, but his hands were busy with a paint roller as he coated the wall in front of him in red paint. His longish hair touched the nape of his neck, and Claire found herself swallowing uneasily as she stared on, hypnotized.

The music lover – that was how she mentally called him, lowered this paint roller into the paint bin, and Claire caught his striking roman profile. He was about to go on with his task, but he must have spotted her from the corner of his eye because he abruptly turned around and stared right at her. Claire blinked and began rattling off the cause of her visit, at which the music lover signaled for her to stop and glided over to the iPad speakers on the table, which were the source of Claire’s initial indignation. Gliding – that was the only word Claire could think to describe his graceful way of moving.

Readers, Marie is giving away three prizes of custom made jewelry to three randomly drawn commenters during the tour (Continental US only). Prize #1: Coral necklace sterling silver chandelier coral earrings set. Prize #2 Blue opal sterling silver plated necklace, and Prize #3 Sterling silver chandelier earrings with green aventurine, rose quartz, and amethyst .

If you'd like a chance to win, comment below and leave your e-mail address. And for more chances to win, you can follow her tour and comment on any of the other blog stops.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Marie today.

Marie Astor said...

Thank you for featuring This Tangled Thing Called Love today!