Monday 20 March 2017

Virtual Book Tour - Lyrics Heart and Soul - Anne Marie Citro

Today I welcome Anne Marie Citro (a fellow Canadian) and her novel Lyrics Heart and Soul. She has provided a wonderful guest post on how she comes up with her ideas!

Guest Blog - How I Come Up with Story Lines

I hear a headline in the news and I think how did the surviving person carry on, and how did their life change. I heard years ago about Prince Harry being on vacation with his friends, and a picture of him naked ended up being circulated around the world. One of his friends had to have sold him out. I couldn't imagine how that felt. I wrote a character in my first book to try to figure out how it would feel to be famous, and not being able to trust a soul. It was a real eye opener for me, because every time I wrote a scene with him, I had to think of his security and keeping his identity a secret. It was exhausting to be followed and trying to be private, in a world full of people who believe they have a right to know everything about my famous people. 
            Many times, I will see a headline from the news flash on my iPad or computer and instantly my mind goes to the victims or their families. Next I wonder about the people that just missed being in a horrific tragedy. What does it feel like to have your life spared? Do you change your life? Or do you carry on like nothing has ever happened? I think about these things all the time. 
            I have to be very careful not to write about a lot of different subjects, because I know people who have experienced those issues, and I don't want them thinking I am writing about them. I don't presume to understand how they feel, or how it affected their lives. 
            My husband and I like to travel to different destinations in the world, and one of my favorite things to do is people watch. I love to sit a cafe with a glass of wine and wonder about all the people on the street. I like to envision what they do for a living, or who they are married to. When I hear, someone fighting on a cell phone, I start wondering who upset the person I am watching.  Are they in the wrong, or is the person they are talking too in the wrong. 
            I love to watch the reaction of children, when their parents are nurturing them or scolding them. Their facial expressions say everything they are thinking. It is so honest and real, that I try to use that in my writing.

            To wrap it up my next story could be about the man reading the newspaper next to me at the coffee shop, and the headline in the paper just became his story. Or you walking your children to school and lecturing them on lateness.

One of America’s most reclusive rockers, Ryder Vaughn, gets an unusual sentence handed down to him. The judge, hoping to teach him the value of human life, sentences him to ten months of community service at Reach Within Centre for individuals with special needs. Ryder is convinced that, if he isn’t crazy already, he will be by the time his sentence ends. However, his only other option forfeits his band’s livelihood.
   Five minutes after stepping into the centre, his entire life changes when he meets a gorgeous, little spitfire who will challenge everything he has ever believed about himself and the world around him. 
  Francesca's devotion has always been to her family, friends, and the job she is passionate about. Her life hasn’t been easy. She sacrifices a lot for the ones she loves and for her dream to visit Italy. Then Francesca finds herself in a desperate situation, and the tattooed beast who is serving his debt to society must save the headstrong woman from a secret that could destroy her. In turn, Francesca teaches Ryder, if you love something enough, it’s worth fighting for. 
   Ryder knows he isn’t worthy of love, but this incredible beauty makes him want it. 
    Ryder can save Francesca from her secrets, but can she save him from his? Is Ryder strong enough to endure the kids she loves and her crazy Italian family? 

Ten months can fly by or it can last an eternity.

 About the Author

Anne Marie Citro grew born and raised in the greater Toronto area of Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a large, loving family. Anne Marie is married to a very patient man. He is the love of her life. They have four very cool sons, and the girls they brought into their family that have become daughters of her heart. She has been blessed enough to finally have a beautiful granddaughter after four sons. She has her own personal gaggle of girlfriends, who enrich her life on a daily basis and make her laugh. Caesar Friday is her favourite day of the week. Caesars with the girls and date night with her hubby. She works with special-needs teenagers, that have taught her how to appreciate life and see it through gentler eyes. Anne Marie was encouraged by her husband to follow her life long dream to write. She loves the characters that take over imagination and haunts her dreams. She loves the arts and she has tried her hand at painting, wood sculpting, chainsaw carving, wood burning, metal and wire sculptures. Yes, her husband is a very patient man! Anne Marie is an avid reader and enjoys about three books per week. But nothing makes her happier then riding on the back of her husband's Harley and  throwing her arms out and feeling the wind race by. Anne Marie and her husband take a few weeks every year to travel to spectacular destination around the world. Anne Marie is excited and can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for her life.and enjoys about three books per week.

Contact Information

Twitter: @AnneMarieCitro

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Tuesday 14 February 2017

Valentine's Day Blast - Reading Addiction Book Tours

As it's Valentines Day today, I'm supporting romance!  I've joined a number of my fellow authors and bloggers in sharing information about our romance novels.  Thanks to Reading Addiction Book Tours for organizing this one day blast!


We joined together with many Authors to bring you a list of Romance Books available for you to read this Valentine's Day! 

Click on any of the below book covers to be taken to the page that has more information on the novel as well as the Buy Links!

Before you leave, don't forget to enter the Giveaway!!! 

A Crazy Homecoming - RABT Book Tours HanksJustice - RABT Book Tours Rock You - RABT Book Tours Control - RABT Book Tours
Priceless - RABT Book Tours Sunset Reads - RABT Book Tours The Trouble With Falling - RABT Book Tours Breaking Free - RABT Book Tours
The Best Seller - RABT Book Tours Love Redeemed - RABT Book Tours All That Glitters - RABT Book Tours  Beauty and the Recluse - RABT Book Tours
Coed - RABT Book Tours Sunset Reads - RABT Book Tours Destiny - RABT Book Tours Evanthia's Gift - RABT Book Tours
No Trouble At All - RABT Book Tours Going Against Type - RABT Book Tours Highland Hope - RABT Book Tours Lawless - RABT Book Tours
Love By Knight - RABT Book Tours Love on the Nile - RABT Book Tours Love of Our Lives - RABT Book Tours  One Night in Barcelona - RABT Book Tours
Wonderfully Wicked - RABT Book Tours Waiting For Aegina - RABT Book Tours Wynter's Bite - RABT Book Tours Touched - RABT Book Tours
RABT Book Tours Planted - RABT Book Tours One Night In Sydney - RABT Book Tours Careful What You Ask For - RABT Book Tours

Want to learn more about RABT Book Tours? 
Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours

Friday 20 January 2017

kn literary arts - blog post

Almost two years ago I attended a Hay House Writers Workshop in Chicago. Kelly Notaras spoke to us about the editing process. I worked with some of her team on Love by Knight as I prepared it for submission to the Hay House Writers contest.

Unfortunately I didn't win any of the prizes, but that didn't discourage me from continuing to work on the manuscript, based on the feedback I received from kn literary arts, and ultimately publishing it this week.

In the latest installment of Kelly's blogs, she addresses the challenges so many of us face in actually writing a novel.  I know that many people I talk to say "I've always wanted to write a book, but I just can't seem to do it."  Maybe this will help someone make that break through and put "pen to paper"

kn literary arts - Kelly Notaras

Thursday 19 January 2017

Loves of our Lives - IndieReader

Today I am linking to an interview I did with Indie Reader after they completed my 4+ review of Loves of our Lives

Loves of our Lives received a 4+ star review, making it an IndieReader Approved title.
Following find an interview with author Ac Chenier.

Full Text - Indie Reader -Guest Post

Monday 16 January 2017

AC Chenier - Love by Knight

Today I welcome.... myself to celebrate the Official Release of Love by Knight, my second novel

Love by Knight
AC Chenier

 Imagine visiting a ruin from the 1300’s and feeling right at home, as if you knew every nook and cranny in the place. A siren call to heed and find the mystery that stirs your soul. And a man who’s every look and touch speaks to your deepest needs and desires. What a combination that can’t be resisted. But what does the past hold? It beckons to you, but is shrouded in mystery, pain and terror. Would you resist or follow that siren call?


Kelly Taylor has had a lifelong attraction to the Knights Templar. Now, after dealing with her husband’s untimely death, she is able, at long last, to take an extended journey to Europe. Her final planned stop is a recently discovered Templar Village, Eykel, that straddles the old trade routes to the Holy Land. It was uncovered by the powerful and enigmatic Carter Family.

Neil Carter-Adams is the current heir to the far-flung Carter enterprises, mostly especially the Foundation set up to rebuild the long tarnished Templar legacy. The family’s long history traces right back to the Templar times. Recently divorced, Neil is becoming restless as he explores the world trying to assuage the ache in his soul to find his perfect soul mate.

Neil and Kelly come face to face in Eykel. The sparks sizzle and fly right from the start. The siren call of their souls beckons them to the past; shrouded in mystery, pain and terror. Can they overcome fear to embrace all that they can be together?


To celebrate the release of the book, I am offering promotional pricing on both of my novels!  

Softcopy and ebook are available at reduced prices, from my Direct Sale page.

       Softcopy for $11.99 US
       eBook for $1.99 US

Promotion runs from January 16th to January 20th, 2017.  Promotion code: Release