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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Fatal Desire by Valerie Twombly!

Guardians, #1
Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: October 18, 2013
A woman he cannot have, a man who is only a dream.
When guardian Marcus Dagotto, discovers the Gods have gifted him with a mate, he is raging mad. He has no room for love and even less for a human who has no idea he exists.
Cassandra Jensen, has a shattered heart and has given up on men. Only one man can set her body on fire, but he is a fantasy that haunts her sleep.
Two worlds, one desire.
When the two collide, fate will rip them apart and test their resolve. Will darkness and evil prevail? Or, will love conquer all?
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Guardians,  #2
Print Length: 250 pages
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Publication Date:  March 26, 2014

Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom.

Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love.

When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire?

How many books have you written? What are their titles?
I have a total of 5. 2 short stories, Demon Slayer & Midnight Surrender. Eternal Flame & Fatal Desire are part of the Guardians series and Amazon Heat is the first book of the Demon Heat series.

What inspired you to start writing? What age did you start?
My husband actually. He asked me one day why I didn’t try it since I was such an avid reader. I really never expected to get this far.

I was 49 and published my first book at 50. I was able to look at being 50 as an accomplishment.

What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
Find a good critique partner or two, and don’t worry it can take several to find one you click with. Keep writing and do it every day if you can. It’s like anything else you do you need to practice.

What's the hardest thing about writing? The easiest?
The hardest by far is the first chapter. Just knowing where to start and hooking the reader is crucial. First chapters are often written and re-written several times. Oh and blurbs, I hate writing blurbs.

I love dialogue! I find it fun to write especially when characters are bantering back and forth. I also love, love writing the villain. It’s better than Calgon when you’ve had a bad day J

What are you currently reading?
Rebecca Zanetti’s Forgotten Sins.

What are you currently working on?
I’m working on a second novella to my erotic paranormal series Demon Heat. It has been slated for release in July.

What genre is your favorite to read?
I love paranormal romance and urban fantasy. It’s hard for me to stray, but I do from time to time.

What's been your favorite moment as an author? 
The fans. They have been amazing and I’m in awe every time one of them contacts me and tells me how much they love my work.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see several books under my belt and would be very honored to reach a best sellers list.

As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

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