MADly in love with Madrid by Stacy Hoff

On October 10, 2018, the finale of my Building Love series, MAD FOR YOU IN MADRID (Building Love #3) will finally be released! When I started plotting out the story I had only decided on the characters and the general story line. What I didn’t know yet was the location. I knew I wanted a location as fabulous as the ones I had chosen for the first two books in the series, BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS (Building Love #1), which obviously takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN (Building Love #2), which takes place in Condado Beach, Puerto Rico.

In December of 2016, my family and I took a trip to Madrid. I had just started writing MAD FOR YOU. By the time we arrived back home I knew Madrid would be the story’s location. Everything about Madrid was fascinating. Some highlights of the trip, which even my teenagers loved:

  • Tapas, taps, tapas!
  • The Royal Palace (This baroque-style structure is truly breathtaking. Plus, you get to see an original, first-edition Don Quixote) 
  • The Prado Museum (From Goya to Velazquez, even my kids were enthralled by this world-class collection)
  • Jamon iberico. (No, we didn’t eat any, but man, just look at the pic’s!)
  • Plaza Del Sol (a historic, and completely charming, plaza) 
  • Gran Via (often called the “Spanish Broadway.” I loved this lively, elegant boulevard so much I set much of the story here.) For a picture of this, look at my book cover because Gran Via is there!

Madrid is a fascinating place. It definitely got me hooked on Spain. In fact, a few weeks ago my family traveled back to Spain, this time going to Barcelona and the island of Mallorca. Both places were fabulous. Perhaps I should start another contemporary romance series, this time all in Spain. Viva Espana!

Have you ever been to Spain? Is it on your bucket list?

Hook line for MAD For YOU IN MADRID

A surprise business trip to Spain leads to something even more unexpected—a forbidden romance with the client.

Book blurb for MAD FOR YOU IN MADRID

Lori Cayne is in a tricky situation. Her public relations job has sent her to Spain for a project that is way over her head. Her task is to convince American tourists to stay at a Madrid hotel. Unfortunately, Lori knows little about public relations and even less about the hotel industry. Dealing with the client, however, will be the real challenge. Hotel magnate Daniel Vega is rich, uber-sexy, and the one night stand that wasn’t. That’s because Lori had inadvertently stood him up before things got a chance to really heat up. Now Daniel wants nothing to do with her, personally or professionally.

Daniel Vega is none-to-pleased to learn that Lori will be handling his new hotel’s publicity campaign. Her flaky ways will be hell on his business, and on him. Yet shutting her out is hard to do when the woman is full of surprises and an even fuller heart. Her good nature makes her willing to do anything for anybody. When Daniel’s brother, Elias, asks Lori to be his fake-fiancé at an important event, Daniel is not surprised when Lori agrees. What he is surprised by is the pang of jealousy. Maybe Lori isn’t the only one with personal issues to work out. After all, if Daniel is truly the success he thinks he is, how can off-beat, business greenhorn Lori Cayne emotionally bring him to his knees?

When news of the fake engagement creates a scandal, both Lori’s company and Daniel’s world-wide enterprise may be damaged beyond repair. The damage done to their hearts, however, may be a whole lot worse.

Each book in the Building Love series is a stand-alone novel, complete with: a happily ever after (“HEA”), steamy romance, world-class location, and drama between family members! I’ve included the book blurbs for the other two stories here.

Hook line for HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN

In the Caribbean, the secrets, sex, and scandals are hotter.

Book blurb for HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN

Luis Serrano, the unwanted love child of a hotel construction magnate, is determined to reach his father’s level of success. When Luis finds himself pitted against his half-brother for control over their ailing father’s company, sibling rivalry comes to a head. The stakes are high—the brother that best completes their portion of the Caribbean construction project will gain control over the entire company. To win, Luis hires an interior design firm. But the firm will have to perform difficult work under serious time constraints.

Melanie Merritt is used to sibling rivalry. She’s always been second best to her older sister, the “golden child” of their parent’s interior design firm. Melanie’s desire is to be an artist. She works for her family to appease them. Her newest task is to implement a complex project for Luis Serrano under an impossibly short deadline. If she fails, her family’s company may go bankrupt. But Melanie can’t keep her too-creative ideas away from her family, and the client.

Completing work on time won’t be easy. Especially when dual sibling rivalries threaten to destroy the project—and a passion hotter than the Caribbean.

Hook line for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS

In Las Vegas, there’s no bigger gamble than love.

Book blurb for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS

Catherine “Cat” Warner has problems. The profits from her inns are down. The pressure from her parents is up. Her love life is non-existent. But Cat did manage to get the attention of tough, powerful, gorgeous hotel magnate Ty Orland. Unfortunately, his interest in her is for all the wrong reasons. Instead of wanting Cat, this debonair CEO only wants her land—a parcel he desperately needs for his next big development deal. Too bad, it’s notfor sale. A people pleaser by nature, Cat knows to stand strong. If she caves in to the demands of this sexy, alluring man, it will be her own neck on the line.

Ty Orland has a lot of things going for him. Success. Power. Respect. Unfortunately, he’s also got an old chip on his shoulder and a new financial nightmare. His development deal is going down in flames—and fast. His only way out is if Cat sells him her strategically located parcel. But romancing the land from her is not easy when love gets in the way. The woman is as beautiful as she is beguiling. And Ty no longer knows which prize is more valuable.  

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Can Nature Nuture?

Can green really mean calm, better, nourishing? I heard the most fascinating podcast this week on Hidden Brain. The episode is called Our Better Nature and it asks the question about humans flourishing in our natural habitat, meaning because we evolved in nature over the course of history, would it make sense that having us be around nature would be good for us. The thought is not so foreign when applied to animals (an animal tends to flourish when placed in their natural habitat compared to a cage), but the thought when applied to humans can really make one take pause.

Then again, I have to admit that the whole idea really seemed to click with me as I recently moved to the Carolinas and each morning when I wake up and each evening before I go to bed I’m either standing at the window to look outside or sitting on my back patio, breathing in the fresh air. The green trees, grass, bushes that surround my property are so calming. If I have a tough day at work, my backyard is the first place I seek. I find this interesting as I grew up in a very urban area and have lived in urban areas my entire life until now where I’ve purposely chosen to be somewhere a bit more rural. I appreciate the access to restaurants, shops and theaters that I can find in a city but when I’m looking for peace I search out nature.

Admittedly, I just heard the podcast and this is a research I’d like to look into more, but I can’t say it surprises me and assuming the research holds quite a bit of truth, I can’t help but think that nature just might be a bit of food for our mind, body and soul. Could you imagine the possibilities?

Happy writing this week and for any fellow south/mid-east coasters, please be safe with the storm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Preparing for Next Year’s Book Signing by Mandy Rosko

I think one of the ladies in charge of keeping this sort of thing organized is on the verge of murdering me. I tend to get everything handed in at the very last second.

I managed to get my name onto the list to be considered for next year’s RTC. I was pretty sure I already filled it out, as well as the form for possibly sharing an ORWA table, but then I filled out the form again and got a bit of a spanking from the lady in charge who was very much no exceptions 🙂

So yeah, I’m not very well organized, but I might have a table at next year’s Romancing The Capitol. I’ll also be attending another signing in October 🙂 I don’t do very many signings. I’m never organized enough to keep track of these things, but I like it when I do them 🙂 It’s fun being able to go to events, to get a full year’s worth of socializing within a couple of days, getting books out to people who probably have never heard of me, and just having a good time in general.

Can-Con is coming up, and I’ve never been to this event before. I’m looking forward to it 🙂 I should be working at the book store again by then, slowly eeking away at my credit card bills so I can hopefully get to another RWA event, but until I know for sure what’s going to happen in that regard, my main focus will be making sure I have books ready to go to Can Con, books ready to go to RTC, and hopefully I can even get another game set up, because the game I ended up doing with Sharon Page was a lot of fun 🙂

So, I’ve got another 11 months to get my swag ready, to get more books written, and to improve on my marketing skills.

 

What are some tips and tricks you use to keep track of your time? As a reader or as a writer, is there anything you do that you find works exceptionally well to keep track of your goals and time?

 

I’d love to hear them!

 

Mandy Rosko

 

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Raining Paranormal-Scope

A hurricane may be headed our way. Rain certainly is. Rain can wash past pain away in addition to helping flowers grows.

While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked to the paranormal in the world in many ways. So are you.

The paranormal-scope is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to guide your life by.

The week for:

Aries:
Elves are too reserved to get the giggles, but when they do, they can’t stop. Get together with family and friends and see a funny movie. Let the laughter flow.

Taurus:
Shapeshifters are flexible with change. Look at change as an opportunity. Doors are opening for you.

Gemini:
Werewolves stick their nose to that scent and will not be deterred. Work is very important right now. Focus.

Cancer:
Vampires enjoy art. Take in a museum or art show. Maybe a class is up your alley or some art supplies.

Leo:
Sprites are running from zombies. Try to ignore them. Weird stuff happens all the time.

Virgo:
Faeries are fashion hounds. Fall colors means changes in style and more. Buy something that makes you feel great.

Libra:
Were Tigers are kittens at heart unless you’re eating steak. Expect unexpected company.

Scorpio:
Dragons are mathematical. Time to review your finances and check the budget. It’s not the time to overspend.

Sagittarius:
Pixies are delightful creatures unless they’re in a bad mood. Avoid grumpy people at work and put on your smile.

Capricorn:
Were Cats love to pounce and bounce and curl up and yawn having lived another fun day. Build fun activities into your day. Life is not all work.

Aquarius:
Harpies take a bird’s eye view on life. When hunting they look for the running one to rip apart. Time to slow down and relax. Build in some napping time.

Pisces:
Never run from zombies. Stand perfectly still. No, sorry. That only works on T-Rex. Take up dancing or some fun exercise. Make some new friends.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

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Action! By Ripley Proserpina

Last week, I wrote about movies about writers and writing. It’s hard, I think, to turn a book into a movie. Everyone has a picture of the characters in their head, and it can be a huge disappointment if the actor on stage doesn’t live up to their page equivalent.

Sometimes, though, sometimes? The movies get it right.

Here we go. (I’ve included little youtube snippets for those of you who are interested, and also the links on amazon, to make it easy. Wink.)

Jane Eyre. Most Jane-Eyres-to-screen have mousey, quiet little Janes. But anyone who has read the book knows, Jane Eyre is pretty spicy. She holds her own against Mr. Rochester and when he pushes, she pushes back. There have been multiple Jane Eyre movies, but only one has gotten her right (I almost wrote “write.” HA!). The 2006 BBC version starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens stays true to the book. I’ll admit, I prefer Michael Fassbender’s Mr. Rochester (I know, shallow), but Toby Stephens plays him perfectly.

Anne of Green Gables. Anne with an E? Not so much. But the classic Kevin Sullivan film, made on Prince Edward Island, back in the 80s is the best. Hands down. Megan Follows, I don’t care how old she gets, or how many Law and Order episodes she stars in, will always be Anne.

A Room with A View. In the 90s there was this period of time when Helena Bonham Carter was in anything that required an English accent and period dress. E.M. Forster’s book about a young English girl who travels to Italy with her nervous cousin is one of those movies I’ll go back to a thousand times. Or whenever it shows up on Netflix. I adore everything about this. From the Italian countryside, to Daniel Day Lewis, to Bonham Carter’s crazy hair.

There are more… but this is a good start if you’re looking to heat some cider and curl up in a blanket.

And in case there are any filmmakers out there taking requests, here a few books I wouldn’t mind seeing made into films.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (Take Two- the one out there right now sucks).

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspeare.

I’ll promise to buy a ticket, so that’s a guaranteed $12.50.

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Tears for the Unforgotten by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Soon it will be September 11th again. My thoughts will go back to the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvannia. I think about those lost and those brave first responders. A few years ago, I had a very unusual dream. I wrote it down, but that was not enough. I did research on the first responders, the people both dead and surviving, and how it happened. I read reminisces of people who received last phone calls. I read last emails, too. A friend of mine kept newspapers of that time and allowed me to read them all. I read about those that dug frantically trying to save as many lives as they could. So I went back to the story, and it became When Love Survives.

Background Photo by Landry Gapangwa on Unsplash

An excerpt:

“I’m late!” Reggie stared at the alarm clock. “I can’t believe this is happening to me!”

Pulling her wet, red hair into a sophisticated bun, she ran down the stairs of her apartment
building. She never liked her hair.

The postman slipped the mail into the boxes. “Hey you, Regina O’Malley?”

She stopped. Crap! I’m going to lose the best internship in the city and maybe a chance of a great job when I graduate. “Yes.”

He handed her an envelope from Alaska. Read Immediately was written in large letters, so
she ripped it open.

Dear Reggie,
We can’t get through on your cell, and your father and I have been worried sick.
We’re sending our love and protection. We’ve held off telling you this, but it’s time you
know. Remember how you always made a joke that your father was a leprechaun and your
mother an elf? Well, sweetheart, I hope you’re sitting down, because it’s true. Call us as
soon as you can. We have a lot to tell you. We love you, and please, be careful.
Love,
Mom

Mom’s letters were always strange but this one took the cake. If what her mother said was
true, it explained all the weirdness in Reggie’s life. Giggling nervously, as she usually did to
cope, she folded up the letter and put it in her pocket before rushing out the door.
Damn! The bus is at the corner!

Reggie ran. It pulled away from the curb into traffic. She screamed, but it didn’t stop. Why
would it? The city drowned out her screams. That was life in New York. You screamed and
mostly people didn’t notice. Exasperated, she looked at her watch. Damn, I want that job.

She flagged a cab.

The cost from Brooklyn to Manhattan would be a mint, but an internship with a good
brokerage house was worth its weight in gold. Reggie tried to think happy thoughts. That’s what her mom had taught her. And when she got home, she’d have to find that cell phone.
The ride was nerve-wracking. Her mind kept dwelling on things she couldn’t change. She
thought the pale gray suit would make the best impression. Maybe she should have worn the pink, low-cut crepe blouse instead and not this blue, silk one. Reggie lifted her fingers to her mouth and immediately put them down again. The last thing she wanted to do was waste a perfect manicure. Oh, God, Mr. Holmut is going to be so angry. Her academic advisor at NYU had worked hard getting this paid internship for her.

The cab stopped and it wasn’t for a light. They were in Manhattan. Reggie looked around to see if she could figure out her location. The World Trade Center was only four blocks around that corner at the most. After paying the man, she leaped out of the cab.

She was almost there, pausing only to catch her breath in front of the coffee shop before the corner. A tall man opened the door, pulled her inside, and shut the door behind her.

“What the . . .” Reggie stared up into the bluest eyes she’d ever seen. His handsome,
sculpted face was framed by thick, dark hair. She was dazed and confused.
Then everything shook. Coffee cups jingled. The customers in line fell into each other.
Donuts and pastries slid on the rack. People screamed in the streets. Fire trucks maneuvered through traffic.

Reggie turned to go out, but the man put his hand on her shoulder. “Don’t go outside.
Please.” It was the way he said it that captivated her.

A man covered with soot ran into the shop. “The World Trade Center’s on fire!” Some
people hurried out to look. Others rushed out the doors in the opposite direction. Reggie
collapsed into the seat of an empty booth. Her head ached, then throbbed, then changed to a pain past describing. She raced for the restroom and upon entering fell on her knees in the first stall to violently puke. Hundreds of screaming voices filled her head. She’d been in the city for two years and had never heard the thoughts of New Yorkers, but now their horror crashed down on her in deafening, unceasing, agonizing waves.

Someone held her hair, which had fallen out of the bun. Then Reggie puked again. Totally
devastated, the physical and emotional pain held her captive. She collapsed on the floor and curled into a ball. When Reggie looked up through tear-filled eyes, the same man reached for her. She couldn’t stop shaking. The very instant his hand touched hers, the voices stopped. Oh, what sweet relief. He helped her sit in a small chair beside the sink.

“What happened to you?”

“I don’t know.” Reggie blinked back tears. “What’s happening to the world?”

“People are coming in saying there’s a fire in the North Tower.” He shook his head in
dismay.

“I was supposed to be in the North Tower. I was late for my internship.” She couldn’t stop
shaking. He had let go of her hand, and the voices in her skull grew stronger with each passing minute. When Reggie slid off the chair, he reached for her again. Sitting on the floor, he enclosed her in his arms this time. Everything in her should have been repelled, but he was like a sanctuary. In his arms, the world of pain didn’t exist. Did she enjoy his touch because he sheltered her from this torment, or was it the blue eyes, face sculpted like an Adonis, and strong arms that made every fear melt away?

“I was in the North Tower. I work there, and I hate the office coffee, so I left to get
everyone coffee and donuts on me just so I could get my coffee here at Phil’s.” Even though a wave of sadness radiated out from him, Reggie felt his calming strength.

*

This is just the beginning of what happens to them!

When Love Survives, Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 is available in Kindle and Print, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.

Sometimes when I dream and write a book, I learn that there is always hope and love even in the darkest moment. We just have to look for it. Even in remembrance there is love.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

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It’s Coming! by Stacy Hoff

It’s coming! My new novel is finally on its way! MAD FOR YOU IN MADRID (Building Love #3) will be released on October 10, 2018. It’s the grand finale of my Building Love series. Each book in the series is a stand-alone novel, complete with a happily ever after (“HEA”), steamy romance, world-class location, and drama between family members!

There are, however, some distinctions between the three books. MAD FOR YOU IN MADRID (Building Love #3) is classified as a “new adult” novel because the heroine is in her early twenties. This story is also more comedic (because, really, I can’t help myself). HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN (Building Love #2) is also “new adult” and has my most off-beat protagonist yet (a young woman who is tattooed, artsy, and highly creative). BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS (Building Love #1) has a heroine who is a little older (late twenties); she’s had a tough time finding her own independence.

The Building Love books comprise the first series I plotted out from the very start. Planning three books presented a fun challenge. Characters had to weave in and out. Storylines had to maintain continuity. Tension had to remain constant. All this, while still creating a stand-alone romance for each. Good thing I love a challenge!

So, how’d I do? On October 10th you can tell me. In the interim, here are the book blurbs for all three books. Hope you fall MADly in love with them!

Hook line for MAD For YOU IN MADRID

A surprise business trip to Spain leads to something even more unexpected—a forbidden romance with the client.

Book blurb for MAD FOR YOU IN MADRID

Lori Cayne is in a tricky situation. Her public relations job has sent her to Spain for a project that is way over her head. Her task is to convince American tourists to stay at a Madrid hotel. Unfortunately, Lori knows little about public relations and even less about the hotel industry. Dealing with the client, however, will be the real challenge. Hotel magnate Daniel Vega is rich, uber-sexy, and the one night stand that wasn’t. That’s because Lori had inadvertently stood him up before things got a chance to really heat up. Now Daniel wants nothing to do with her, personally or professionally.

Daniel Vega is none-to-pleased to learn that Lori will be handling his new hotel’s publicity campaign. Her flaky ways will be hell on his business, and on him. Yet shutting her out is hard to do when the woman is full of surprises and an even fuller heart. Her good nature makes her willing to do anything for anybody. When Daniel’s brother, Elias, asks Lori to be his fake-fiancé at an important event, Daniel is not surprised when Lori agrees. What he is surprised by is the pang of jealousy. Maybe Lori isn’t the only one with personal issues to work out. After all, if Daniel is truly the success he thinks he is, how can off-beat, business greenhorn Lori Cayne emotionally bring him to his knees?

When news of the fake engagement creates a scandal, both Lori’s company and Daniel’s world-wide enterprise may be damaged beyond repair. The damage done to their hearts, however, may be a whole lot worse.

Each book in the Building Love series is a stand-alone novel, complete with: a happily ever after (“HEA”), steamy romance, world-class location, and drama between family members! I’ve included the book blurbs for the other two stories here.

 

Hook line for HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN

In the Caribbean, the secrets, sex, and scandals are hotter.

Book blurb for HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN

Luis Serrano, the unwanted love child of a hotel construction magnate, is determined to reach his father’s level of success. When Luis finds himself pitted against his half-brother for control over their ailing father’s company, sibling rivalry comes to a head. The stakes are high—the brother that best completes their portion of the Caribbean construction project will gain control over the entire company. To win, Luis hires an interior design firm. But the firm will have to perform difficult work under serious time constraints.

Melanie Merritt is used to sibling rivalry. She’s always been second best to her older sister, the “golden child” of their parent’s interior design firm. Melanie’s desire is to be an artist. She works for her family to appease them. Her newest task is to implement a complex project for Luis Serrano under an impossibly short deadline. If she fails, her family’s company may go bankrupt. But Melanie can’t keep her too-creative ideas away from her family, and the client.

Completing work on time won’t be easy. Especially when dual sibling rivalries threaten to destroy the project—and a passion hotter than the Caribbean.

Hook line for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS

In Las Vegas, there’s no bigger gamble than love.

Book blurb for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS

Catherine “Cat” Warner has problems. The profits from her inns are down. The pressure from her parents is up. Her love life is non-existent. But Cat did manage to get the attention of tough, powerful, gorgeous hotel magnate Ty Orland. Unfortunately, his interest in her is for all the wrong reasons. Instead of wanting Cat, this debonair CEO only wants her land—a parcel he desperately needs for his next big development deal. Too bad, it’s notfor sale. A people pleaser by nature, Cat knows to stand strong. If she caves in to the demands of this sexy, alluring man, it will be her own neck on the line.

Ty Orland has a lot of things going for him. Success. Power. Respect. Unfortunately, he’s also got an old chip on his shoulder and a new financial nightmare. His development deal is going down in flames—and fast. His only way out is if Cat sells him her strategically located parcel. But romancing the land from her is not easy when love gets in the way. The woman is as beautiful as she is beguiling. And Ty no longer knows which prize is more valuable.  

Let me know what you think! In the meantime, I’ll be planning promo. Look for my posts on FB and Twitter! My handles are below.

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OTHER BOOKS BY STACY HOFF

 

  

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BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS (BUILDING LOVE #1) http://amzn.to/2kAgBvK

HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN (BUILDING LOVE #2)    http://amzn.to/2xW3WtJ

JOCKEYING FOR YOU  http://amzn.to/2c8Hi5t

DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC http://amzn.to/1KjfP9V

DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES http://amzn.to/1YEseie

LAWFULLY YOURS http://amzn.to/1Ky5CZm

 

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