At Last in Laguna; Claire Marti Author

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At Last in Laguna

by Claire Marti

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GENRE:   Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

 Alyssa Morgan has secretly been in love with her older brother Nick’s best friend, Brandt Dempsey, since she was an awkward, lonely teenager. When she catches the bouquet at Nick’s wedding, she throws caution to the wind and propositions Brandt to a two-week fling. He’s tried to ignore how Alyssa has blossomed into a strong, talented, gorgeous woman because as his best friend’s baby sister, she’s off limits.

After they share a mind-blowing kiss, Brandt struggles to fight their undeniable chemistry. His tragic childhood scarred him, but he pushes it deep inside, only allowing the world to see a wealthy, carefree entrepreneur. Forced to work together on Brandt’s latest charitable venture, Brandt and Alyssa’s passion cannot be denied. Alyssa knows he’s the one. Can she convince him they belong together?

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Excerpt:

“What’s your deal? Are you always this rude, or is it just with me?” Alyssa addressed Brandt’s muscular back. Tried not to notice how hot he looked in his dark jeans.

He placed the beer on the counter and slowly pivoted to face her. Thunderclouds darkened his expression, his eyes a stormy midnight blue. “What are you trying to prove?” His voice was controlled.

She pasted a smile on her face, digging her nails into her palms to avoid the giggle bubbling up. Her plan was working. He was jealous of Steve. Although she was baiting the angry bear, she couldn’t stop herself. He deserved it after the way he’d acted. The pompous ass.

“Prove? Nothing. We had a fling. It’s over. Time to move on, right?” She swallowed the spear of pain down, struggled to keep her tone light. Cool.

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Interview with the Author:

  1. How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since elementary school. I wrote my first story, The Cruel Swan, when I was seven.

2. How long have you been a published author?

I published my first non-fiction magazine article in 1997 and wrote several articles in the health and wellness sector. In 2014, I published a memoir called Come Ride with Me Along the Big C detailing how yoga and meditation helped me cope with breast cancer. The Wild Rose Press published my first novel, Second Chance in Laguna, on March 31, 2017. The second book in the Finding Forever In Laguna series, At Last in Laguna, launches October 18, 2017.

3. What titles do you have available?

Second Chance in Laguna

At Last in Laguna releases October 18, 2017

Sunset in Laguna releases Spring 2018.

4. What made you choose the subject of this book?

I’m intrigued by people who appear to have perfect lives on the surface, but actually bear deep scars and wounds. Alyssa and her brother’s best friend Brandt both share this trait and their love story requires each to face and heal their inner demons.

  1. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

At Last in Laguna releases October 18, 2017

Sunset in Laguna releases Spring 2018.

6. What is your favourite genre and why?

Romance and historical fiction. Romance is the genre of hope—where you’re reminded that light exists and love can win, despite it all. I love history and enjoy books where the history is woven skillfully into the story. Add in some romance and I’m in.

7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

When I’m writing the story and the characters begin to speak to me. I often have something planned for the story and then the characters lead me in another direction altogether. At that point, I’m truly immersed in the flow of the process.

8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

I’d love to co-author a book with one of my favorite author’s, Nora Roberts, because she’s brilliant and I could learn so much from her talent and dedication.

Thanks so much for being my guest.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Claire Marti started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress.

Finally, Claire followed her heart and now focuses on two of her true passions: writing romance and teaching yoga. At Last in Laguna is the second book in her Finding Forever in Laguna series from The Wild Rose Press.

Website:  www.clairemarti.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ClaireMartiAuthor/

Twitter:  @clairepmarti

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8203678.Claire_Marti

Buy Links:

 

·      Amazon:   http://amzn.to/2xrKCpo
·      The Wild Rose Press, Inc.:  http://bit.ly/2w27jjL
·      Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2x3bzPt
·      iBooks:  http://apple.co/2w03OWX

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Claire Marti will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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