Elise Alden has partnered with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her new book, Pitch imperfect. As part of her book tour, she will be giving away a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card via Rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for more information.
Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
No, but I have an imaginary ‘other self’. No, I’m not a schizo…or maybe I am? I have to ask that other self. Because an entirely alien woman occasionally takes over my mind and body so that I can disconnect from everything I find distasteful. She’s the one who doesn’t wash dishes, cook, deal with tantrums or balance her accounts. She cannot settle disputes or act as mediator because on her alien planet—Thebzil—such things do not exist. Neither does she understand Bicker or speak Waaa (a common Earth tongue) and when she hears either of these she has a tendency to break into spontaneous fun. Or craziness. My children know their mother is sometimes inhabited by this alien being, usually when she is at the end of her tether, and they look forward to seeing her at the most extraordinary times. And as for me, well, I enjoy my trip to Thebzil—a change is as good as a rest.
Are you a romantic?
Yes! I cannot fathom why people turn their noses up at romance or sneer at romance novels. Love is what makes us who we are, and romance is our given right to celebrate everything that’s beautiful and wonderful about falling in love. Large gestures or small, gifts, or a quiet moment trailing a petal down your loved-one’s arm, I am a one hundred percent die-hard romantic. I don’t want to see films or read books that end in tragedy. Life is stark enough without deliberately making myself unhappy. That’s why I’m a HEA writer. I believe in redemption and second chances, that love might not conquer all, but that it’s a hell of a lot better to love someone than go through life alone.
Once-famous singer Anjuli Carver has returned to tiny Heaverlock Village alone and nearly broke. She’s poured every last penny into a rambling Victorian manor, hoping to start over. Trouble is, her money pit is falling to pieces and the only restoration architect for miles is Rob Douglas…her ex-fiancé.
For eight years, Rob has regretted not telling Anjuli why he never answered her letters. Being left at the altar broke his heart, but being used for sex one night in London after the fact nearly drove him to the edge of sanity, and he’ll be damned if he allows Anjuli to wreak havoc on his life again. He’ll restore her manor, all right, and give her taste of her own medicine while he’s at it.
But how long can revenge last when memories of their shared past keep rushing to the surface?
Soon, Rob wants answers. Why did Anjuli leave the international spotlight to become a recluse in the Scottish Borderlands? And why does she refuse to sing? Anjuli wants nothing more than to be left alone with her grief, even as she struggles to keep her sexy fantasies about Rob in check. With gossipy villagers, interfering friends and more secrets between them than notes on a scale, Anjuli and Rob will need to find forgiveness in order to work together, then decide if they’re willing to risk it all on an encore performance.
Author Bio and Links:
Elise reads, writes and revels in romance, and is never happier than when caught up in a heart-thumping, sweat-your-socks-off tale—hers or somebody else’s. She loves creating stories about flawed characters, people for whom love isn’t simply a question of boy-meets-girl, but a gut wrenching journey of transformation.
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