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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

when the manipulated becomes the manipulator - Fearless (Fearless #1) by Annie Jocoby

Ends in MAJOR cliffhanger. Not for the faint of heart. 


Publication date: July 15th, 2014

Beautiful heiress Dalilah Gallagher, a former child art prodigy, has lost her way. Harsh criticism in her formative years has left her floundering and without the artistic voice that once centered her life. Now, at the age of 20, she has spent the last nine years trying to reclaim what she lost.

Her struggles lead her to the nude-modeling world in New York City, where she hopes she will find her passion for art again. What she finds is surprising: Her artistic voice isn’t gone, merely misplaced.

Luke Roberts has a different problem. Raised by a solid, working-class fisherman in Maine, Luke is a gifted artist struggling to get a foothold in the busy New York City art scene. His gifts attract the attention of a wealthy benefactor, Blake Nottingham, who finds himself fascinated with Dalilah. Nottingham commissions Luke to provide him with a piece of art: A painting of Dalilah.

As the two young artists fall in love, Dalilah finds her artistic voice once more, so she’ll do anything to help Luke find the prominence he deserves. This leads to a dangerous game of deceit that puts Dalilah in Nottingham’s clutches when she tries to manipulate him into helping Luke.

Nottingham isn’t easily manipulated, though, and things go seriously awry for Dalilah. What happens when the manipulated becomes the manipulator?

Believable drama romance 

Hmmm, that’s a good one. Because here’s the thing - romance novels supply the fantasy. They’re not supposed to necessarily mirror real life. Everyone’s relationship has its issues, most of which are too mundane to really bring out in a book. The drama has to be heightened in these books, and the sex and romance also have to be. 

That said, I also think that I create believable characters. I really try to get into their head, and figure out how they speak, what they think, what their flaws are, and how to present these flaws. I like to think that my dialogue is realistic, and that my readers can really relate to my characters, because they’re so imperfect. So, while the plots are pretty over-the-top, and so is the angst, if I create believable, three-dimensional characters, hopefully it brings a note of realism to my work. 

About the author:
Annie Jocoby is the author of 8 contemporary romance novels and 3 New Adult contemporary romance novels. Her motivation to begin writing these novels is that she was interested in writing about rich men who actually love and respect their women. Her heroes are alpha and damaged, yet also genuinely good guys.

Ryan, Nick, Luke and Asher are all complicated characters who have experienced plenty of darkness, yet always seek the light. They would all go to the ends of the earth to protect the women they love. And they’re all sexy, enigmatic, magnetic and great in bed.

All of Annie’s books have things in common: they all combine a touch of mystery and intrigue with drama, love, and lots of hot sex. Some of the books have action and even some criminal elements in them. Her current book, in fact, is her first book that would be classified as straight romantic suspense, although it also combines definite elements of the thriller genre! If you’re in the market for a book that is fast-paced, where the heroes are beautiful and wealthy, and the heroines are strong, vulnerable and flawed, then try these books out!


Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour, Cremona! :)

steve weber said...

Looks like a good read- thank you for the chance to win.

Juana said...

I liked the book description, and have added this book to my book wishlist. The book cover is gorgeous.

Judy said...

This really looks like a very good read. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Danielle merkle said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

i love the cover, thanks for the chance!

Natalie said...

This book sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

johnthuku0 said...

Enjoyed reading the description. Great cover by the way.

katieoscarlet said...

I like that the authors' books all combine a touch of mystery and intrigue

Jan Lee said...

The covers really go well together, making it more interesting to read all the books in the series. I do like thrilers also :)

Bella Martinez said...

Luke seems like quite the intriguing character. I wonder how Dalilah will handle him.

debbie said...

Love the cover - eye candy and racy :) Looking forward to reading

Unknown said...

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Jolanda said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

LesleyfromWI said...

Enjoyed reading the guest post

Unknown said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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