Grounded is one of the best paranormal romances I’ve read
~ Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Goodreads.
“… a sweet, empowering tale of renewal.”
~ D. Antonio (Amazon)
All this week and next, from 17 June to 1 July 2019, US-based retailers are having a price promo on my spec-fic winged romance, Grounded!
That’s right: if you’re in the USA, you can pick up Grounded (only available in ebook format) for 99c!
In a world where wings give everyone the freedom to fly, an artist born wingless uses her art to show the winged world the wonder of the ground. But when she meets a recently injured police officer who finds himself grounded, they will both learn that there is more than one way to soar.
1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how did you choose the title?
The name of my latest book is Only for Show (book 2 in my Only You series). My publisher came up with the title and it’s inspired by the story’s fake relationship that is ‘only for show’. The first book in the series is Only for Pretend (another fake relationship) so you can see a trend!
2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?
Casting a celebrity as inspiration for the hero in my stories is one of the most fun parts of starting a new book (and essential research of course!). For Only for Show I imagined the delectable Gilles Marini in the role of bad boy billionaire, Roberto Conti. He’s seriously hot and captures the cool, self-assured demeanour of Roberto while hinting at an inner vulnerability for my empathetic heroine, Sofia, to explore. Google him, you won’t regret it!
And for my heroine, spirited Sofia Beaumont, I would
love to cast a young Monica Belluci. Dark, beautiful, sophisticated and
sensual. The perfect match for Gilles/Roberto!
3. What five words best describe your story?
Glamorous, sexy, emotional, funny, delicious (chocolate plays a big part in this story!)
4. Who is your favourite fictional couple or team?
Johnny and Baby (Dirty Dancing movie) immediately spring to mind. Classic bad boy romance!
But if you’re talking literature, I’d have to go with another classic – Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. A popular choice, but there’s a reason for that! Swoon, swoon, swoon….
5. What song reflects a scene in your book?
I wrote the opening scene in Only for Show with Elvis’ version of Fever playing in my head. I also reference the song in this scene (Sofia and Roberto have to pose together in a photo-shoot while the music plays). The smokiness of the vocals, the seductive rhythm and suggestive lyrics perfectly captures the chemistry between Sofia and Roberto who are struggling to resist their scorching attraction to each other. It also happens to be one of my favourite songs.
About Only For Show
Enemies to chocolate lovers.
Beaumont and Roberto Conti’s relationship is only for show – a twisted
fairytale manufactured for the Italian tabloids. But when the reclusive
chocolatier unites with her family’s CEO playboy nemesis their sizzling
chemistry is blatantly real. To Sofia’s alarm, her faux boyfriend is a
seductive wolf in smoking hot sheep’s clothing; in Roberto’s embrace
she’s in danger of losing all her senses.
Neither Roberto nor Sofia are prepared for the intense sexual awakening and emotional roller coaster as family loyalty collides with personal desire. Bound by their messy past, love of chocolate and forbidden attraction, the lines between fantasy and reality blur. But as the power of sensory memory unlocks devastating secrets to the past, will their chance at love be forsaken?
About Charlotte Marigold
Charlotte Marigold writes sexy contemporary romance for Escape Publishing (Harlequin Australia). In her passionate stories hot romance and seduction always lead to love.
Last year, my publisher’s distributor went kaput. Some quick work saved my ebooks from being swallowed in the process, but it’s taken several months of wrangling to get the titles back onto Amazon! (Well, for some reason Expendable still isn’t there, but it’s shown up on other, related platforms so it should follow soon.)
I’m particularly delighted that the Duo Ex Machina novellas are now finally available again to readers across several ebook platforms: iBooks, Google Play, Nook Books, Kobo and Kindle!
Of course, while the books are back, none of the previous reviews have come back with them. If you’ve read any of them and would like to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads, that would be enormously helpful in getting the algorithms to help people see the titles. Reviews don’t have to be long. A sentence to say whether or not you liked it, and perhaps another sentence or two about why, is enough for any platform and to help readers decide if the story is for them.
But either way, hooray for these ten titles being available once again!
I revealed this cover a week ago to my Patreon supporters, and a few days later to my newsletter subscribers. Now for my blog readers – ta-da!
This is the gorgeous cover for my upcoming spec fic romance, Grounded, featuring Benedick Sasaki, one of the story’s love interests.
In a world where flight is life, will two grounded people find other ways to fly?
When Benedick Sasaki’s wings are wounded in the line of duty, the former policeman doesn’t know if he has a place in a world where he can no longer fly.
Then he meets Clementine Torres, an artist born without wings and a vocal advocate for the flightless who has been subjected to recent hate mail and vandalism ahead of her new exhibition. As Clementine starts to teach Benedick new ways to appreciate the world on the ground, the threats against her art and possibly her life begin to escalate.
To survive, they will need to teach each other that not all beauty is in the air, and that both of them can soar without wings…
The edits have all been completed (my editor was a treat to work with!) and everything is set for Clem and Benedick’s story to come out on 20 March 2019 in ebook form.
Grounded is already available for pre-order at the following sites: