What’s in the Author’s Bag? Featuring @ninabocci #RomanCrazy

what's in the author's bag banner for blogHave you ever wondered what’s inside your favorite author’s bag/purse/backpack?  Do they carry books, their iPads, coupons, inspirational pictures, etc.?

Nina Bocci  co author of ROMAN CRAZY (Psst…. available tomorrow)  revealed the contents of her purse for all to see and explained why she carries them.

 

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At any given time, I have no less than 3 lip glosses in my purse. Lancome Juicy Tubes – Spring Fling is my summer fave. I also have a serious problem with Sephora.

Deodorant – full size. Those travel ones are for babies. If you know me, you know I always have it with me and apply it 5,202,948,985 times a day #crazypants

Read of the day – depending on how much time I have to sit and read, I usually have a paperback and my iPad with the Nook app loaded up.

Pens – I’m a pen snob. I need very fine points because I’m crazypants but I need to have a good super fine point with me at all times.

Erin Condren planner – because I would honestly forget my head if it wasn’t attached!

Perfume – I have some sort of psycho sensitive nose and any kind of yucky smell drives me nuts. Hello, NYC subway grates. I carry some sort of small perfume with me. This is Jo Malone, which I LOVE

Headphones – Because I like to listen to podcasts when I walk to the school to get my son. (These clearly aren’t the ones I use every day because they’re neat and still pristinely packaged. The others are a wadded up mess LOL

Lotion – It puts the lotion on the skin.


So there you have it.  I knew there would lip gloss in your purse as well as your Erin Condren Planner.  I love mine and take it everywhere I go too.

Thank you for letting readers into your bag.  And, congrats on your book, Roman Crazy, which will be out tomorrow. You and Alice rock!

Readers will absolutely love it.  I did. Oh…. Marcelo!

You can read my review tomorrow.

 

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How I Met Alice Clayton – A Guest Post by Nina Bocci @ninabocci @Alice_Clayton

I’ve been following Nina Bocci and Alice Clayton via social media for several years and always wondered how this dynamic duo met and plotted their soon to be released book Roman Crazy.

Curious?  Here’s the scoop.

How I met Alice Clayton: A Lifelong Friendship

Guest Post by Nina Bocci

 

Way, way, way back in 2008, I got a message on FF.net from Feathersmmmm and it said something to the effect of, “Hey, I love your fic. It’s really funny. How about you read mine.”

 

It’s true, Alice and I were a part of the Twilight fandom and to be honest, not only are we not embarrassed by it, we’re forever grateful to Stephenie Meyer for the fade to black and for sending tons of us to ficland to find some dirty bits.

 

After those first few messages, a lifelong friendship was born. We talked every day. Emailed a gazillion times a week and we texted a ridiculous amount. The conversations were about everything, Twilight, Rob Pattinson, Peter Facinelli, why older dudes are better/worse, politics, food, pets and books. Lots and lots of books. It really didn’t matter what the topic was because we had a ton in common.

 

What’s funny, is that we didn’t physically in person meet until 2014 when we took a leap of faith and met for the first time. Not just met though, we decided to stay a full week up at The Mohonk Mountain House, Sleepy Hollow and NYC. It could have been a hot mess. We were both worried about what it would mean if we met and hated each other in person. It would have been devastating. This was solid friendship and it would have really just effing sucked.

 

Thankfully, within the first few minutes of me picking her up at LaGuardia, we knew that we would be lifelong friends. We spent the week researching and plotting and then planned a Disney World trip with our other two besties, Christina and Lauren AKA Christina Lauren. From there, we’ve had dozens of trips in just a short span of time and we’ve collectively left our mark on everywhere we’ve visited. Disney World, Disney Land, London, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, and a dozen other spots. We’re hoping for a #CaptainHooker trip to Italia in 2017 ; )

 

I had someone tell me once that friends that you meet on the internet don’t last but, we’re here to tell you that not only can/do they last but that you can find your BFF hetero-lifemate online 😉

 

Thank you Nina for taking the time to write this guest post for my blog.  I’m glad you and Alice have become such wonderful friends.  I am excited and can’t wait to get my hands on Roman Crazy.

~Susi


Be sure to add Roman Crazy to your TBR!

Available –  September 13, 2016

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Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy, licking her wounds—and perhaps a gelato or two. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.

Marcello was the man—the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and—hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello…


Slipping easily into the good life of summertime in Rome, Avery spends her days exploring a city that makes art historians swoon, and her nights swooning over her unexpected what was old is new again romance. It’s heady, it’s fevered, it’s wanton, and it’s crazy. But could this really be her new life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twin-set cardigans and crustless sandwiches?

A celebration of great friendship, passionate romance, and wonderful food, Roman Crazy is a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest.

 

About Nina Bocci 

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 Nina Bocci is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees that she’s not using, and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.

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About Alice Clayton 

ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop).

She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.

Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog.

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Release Blitz/Giveaway/Excerpt First Encounters by Charming Man @charmingxman @Lady_lovesbooks

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Book Title: First Encounters

Author: Charming Man (aka A. S. Wilkins)

Genre: A Romantic-Erotic Story Collection

 

Synopsis

First Encounters offers a male insight into the realms of sensual romance, exploring the thought provoking world of liaisons between strangers.

On a hot summer’s night, a man awakes from a peaceful slumber, roused by a mysterious beauty appearing at his bedside. Is she real or merely a Night Vision?

Escaping the stresses of daily life to indulge in a little rest and recuperation, a weary businessman man unexpectedly engages a gorgeous exhibitionist in a voyeuristic Beach Encounter.

A chance meeting at a busy airport sees a young entrepreneur in the company of a seductive stranger for the duration of his flight to New York. She has a sexy secret to tell, but only if he shares one first; a Mid Air Collusion he’s unlikely to forget in a hurry.

Headmaster Peter Thompson is faced with a predicament when he summons a troubled sixth form student to discuss her latest misdemeanour. Refusing to accept her fate, Ariana takes control of the situation the only way she knows how.

While island hopping around the Cyclades, a backpacker is lured off the beaten track by a sexy local girl he meets on his travels. Was the need to satisfy his curiosity a good idea or A Greek Tragedy waiting to happen?

A college student embarks on a road trip, but didn’t envisage making the journey with a sexy hitch-hiker in tow. Two strangers find themselves thrown together in a slow-burning, tortuous tale of boy meets girl, set to the sounds of the new wave era. Will it be the end of the line when he reaches his destination or will The Hitcher lead him down another path?

Charming Man’s journey starts here; dare you join him?

 

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A Few Facts About A S Wilkins (aka Charming Man)

  • Music is my passion, I love to play drums, in several bands and I love The Smiths, Morrissey, The Cure and Echobelly, to name a few. I can often be heard drumming at my desk when I’m supposed to be hard at it, working on my latest project; I also tap away incessantly to music on the steering wheel of my car too!
  • I have a passion for red wine, cheese and Danish television dramas. I love to combine all three of an evening after a hard day at my desk, although my children often place bets as to how long I’ll stay awake once I’ve sat down; it’s tiring work being creative all day!
  • I’m a die-hard West Ham United supporter.
  • From a purely physical perspective, Keira Knightley is my ideal woman, and I hope one day to bump into her at a West Ham game.
  • I’ve lived in many different places around the world including Denmark, France, Italy and Belgium to name a few. I still have a house in rural France, and I hope to one day retire there and see out my days writing in the tranquility of the scenic French countryside.

 

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A bewildered grin flickered across her face as she moved swiftly into the dining room to join the main party of guests, who were now attacking the buffet table with fervour.  As the hostess of this New Year’s Eve soiree, her absence had been hardly inconspicuous; she noted a few raised eye-brows and halted conversations as she entered the room.  She managed to force a smile while endeavouring to make light of the conflicting emotions battling for supremacy in her head.  In one sense she felt smug, enjoying the obvious effect ‘their moment’ had inflicted upon him.  This wasn’t unusual; she possessed a naturally flirtatious personality, and revelled in the way a few well-chosen words or a sensual gaze could leave a man hungry for more.  But this was different.  She had experienced a chemistry so real, so unexpected, that she was now the one hungry.  This stranger, walking a few steps behind her, had stirred previously untapped emotions, and as a consequence she found herself in a state of confusion and frustration.

Scolding herself for allowing these feelings to dominate her thoughts, she sauntered over to her husband and felt his arm protectively fall about her shoulders.  She slipped one arm around his waist and held him tight, deliberately catching the eye of her protagonist.  How dare this stranger make her feel this way? A stranger who commanded her body and captivated her mind; a stranger who both baffled and inspired her, not through conversation alone, but through his eyes, his movement, and his simple touch too.  A man who made her tingle with excitement, had penetrated her tough exterior, destroying the protective walls as though they were made of paper.  A man who had reached out and touched her naked soul.

The evening continued in a whirl of canapés and background music.  Guests mingled freely, and as the alcohol flowed, the atmosphere became more raucous.  She chatted with friends, but would intermittently steal a glance in his direction, and their eyes would lock once again.  They studied each other intently as though trying to determine their next move.  Midnight duly arrived to the jubilant cries of ‘Happy New Year!’  The annual ritual of hugging and kissing friends, as well as complete strangers, began in earnest as every permutation in the room wished each other all the best for the coming year.  She looked on as he prised Jonathan from his latest girlfriend and gave him an almighty bear hug.  How long had they been friends, she pondered?  In all the years she’d known Jonathan, he’d never spoken of this man.

The room was alive to the sound of celebration; party poppers and streamers, the popping of champagne corks, and drunken choruses of Auld Lang Syne, many of which sadly out of tune.  Fireworks exploded from the gardens of neighbouring houses, and several guests made their way onto the terrace to watch the night time spectacle.  She sipped her champagne and congratulated herself on a successful evening, while half-listening to friends discuss their New Year’s resolutions.  It was then that she noticed him, tentatively shuffling towards her; with each step the music and guests disappeared in a haze, until he stood before her.  He raised his glass, and she reciprocated; a faint chink of crystal that only they heard.

“Happy New Year,” he whispered.  His voice was warm and inviting, and drew her closer.

“May all our dreams come true,” she replied, realising she had spoken before considering her words.  She was once more lost in another world, where time stood still and events were of no consequence.

A thunderous explosion suddenly lit up the night sky through the French windows, bringing her to her senses.  The last of the guests in the room made their way hurriedly out onto the terrace.  He smiled at her.  They both knew there was little more to be said.  Instinctively, they turned to join the others.

The party continued long after the neighbouring pyrotechnics had fizzled out.  Drinks continued to flow, and lively dance music now pulsed loudly throughout the house, providing it with a heartbeat.  She cavorted with friends, doing her best to avoid him, conscious that her large intake of alcohol could easily lead her into trouble.  He seemed equally occupied with Jonathan, who was beginning to look worse for wear.  She pitied his new girlfriend; she doubted she’d be seeing any more fireworks tonight.

Once the New Year had been officially seen in, revellers began slowly departing, and by three in the morning, festivities were on the wane.  The last remaining guests were assembled in the large hallway, gathering their coats.

“It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance.”  His words were deliberately brief and somewhat hesitant, while awaiting her response.

“Thank you for coming,” was all she could muster, desperately trying to conjure a witty remark, berating herself when her confused mind refused to co-operate.

He took her hand, lifted it slowly towards his mouth and planted a soft kiss upon it, unaware of the effect such an action stirred within her.  She felt light-headed, the combination of chemistry and alcohol mixing well.  She found herself wishing the moment would last forever.  He read her mind while gazing into her eyes, then reluctantly let her hand fall to her side as he nodded in the direction of her husband, who was making his way towards them.

She watched as he took her husband’s hand and shook it firmly, made his farewell and headed for the front door, supporting a rather inebriated Jonathan, much to the relief of his girlfriend.  Within seconds he was gone, along with the remainder of the guests, who had now spilled out into the early New Year’s Day morning to the sound of a mixture of stifled giggles and hushed conversations.

 

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About Charming Man

Photo of author A S Wilkins, aka Charming ManCharming Man, aka author A. S. Wilkins explores the thought-provoking world of sensual romance through themes such as encounters between strangers, sexual fantasies, illicit relationships, voyeurism and more.

A S Wilkins has been writing sensual romance for over fifteen years. It all started quite by accident, following the tragic death of his wife in 1998, when he was left with two small children to bring up alone, as well as manage his own software consultancy.

While still in a state of shock and running on auto-pilot, he settled into a daily routine of dropping the kids off at day care, fulfilling his nine to five obligations, collecting the kids in the evening, feeding them, bathing them and putting them to bed with a night-time story, before collapsing in front of the television and crying into a large glass of red.

He had neither the opportunity nor desire to meet anyone new, yet he craved companionship. Posing as Charming Man, after the name of his favourite song by his favourite band The Smiths, he began to trawl online chat rooms, striking up conversations with anonymous individuals who may or may not have been who they said they were; it made little difference to him.

A S Wilkins wears his heart on his sleeve, and it soon became apparent he was able to engage openly with people from all walks of life, be they male or female; but mostly female it has to be said. Many of his early conversations on the net were innocent in content; he would pour his heart out to anyone who would listen, and in return he would provide a shoulder to those who were equally going through difficult times. He found the process very therapeutic and saved him a fortune in counselling!

Before too long, these intimate exchanges left him wanting more, such is the nature of making a new acquaintance. However, charming by name and charming by nature, he chose never to cross the line until encouraged to do so by others. This led to many a cat and mouse war of words with many a like-minded soul, which both intrigued and excited him. It was during this time he wrote his first short story, Night Vision, detailing his longing for the next love to enter his life.

The more he chatted, the more he became obsessed with the notion of sexual encounters between strangers. Still not in a position to embark on a new relationship in the real world, he continued to engage women in cyberspace, and together they would contrive a variety of scenarios from the respective comfort of their laptops. Many of these scenarios were later to become short stories; Beach Encounter, Mid Air Collusion, Ariana, A Greek Tragedy and The Hitcher, to name a few.

Fast forward several years and A S Wilkins has found happiness once more, having settled down north of London with a new partner and their combined family of four children. The release of Fifty Shades of Grey in March 2012 prompted him to dust off his short stories for his partner to read. She was impressed and managed to persuade him to publish them. Shortly after, charmingman.com was born.

Writing as Charming Man, A S Wilkins is always on the lookout for the next encounter to write about. When two individuals make eye contact across a room or on a crowded train, and a connection is made, this is often the green light that sets his imagination on fire. A knowing look is all it can take; a word might never be spoken. However, the minute an affinity is perceived, a scenario is hatched in his head, which is then honed over the coming days and weeks into a believable idea for a story.

And this final point is key; whereas it’s true to say that many of his works are clearly fantasies, it’s important to him that these fantasies are believable. The idea of a twenty-seven year old billionaire meeting a twenty-one year old virgin just doesn’t cut it for Charming Man.

Find out more about Charming Man by visiting his website at charmingman.com.

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No Weddings Blog Tour + Guest Post + Giveaway by @KatBastion @Stone Bastion @No_Weddings

Blog Tour – No Weddings by Kat and Stone Bastion

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Synopsis:
Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.

I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.

Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.

When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.

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Here is a fantastic Guest Post on Co-Authoring.  Thanks to Kat and Stone for sharing!

 

Top 10 of Co-Authoring as Husband and Wife

 

 

What are our Top 10 of co-authoring as husband and wife?

  1. Laughter. Daily. Tons of hilarious moments make the writing process a blast.
  2. Healthy debates. One of us often felt strongly about something like a scene or marketing step. Great decisions were made when we fought for things we believed in.
  3. Creative banter. Knocking ideas around makes for fantastic improv scene creation.
  4. Teamwork. Writing is typically a solitary endeavor. The support of a writing partner in all areas, from writing and editing to promotion and administrative, is powerful.
  5. Demystifying Mars and Venus. We learn more about each other and the differences between men and women as we develop our characters.
  6. Sex scenes. Ummm… Yeah.
  7. Spending time together. Gone are the days where writing separates us. Now it brings us together.
  8. Splitting up and teaming up. Two minds can edit and blog post or write and send emails simultaneously. We also loved tackling various aspects like editing together, each bringing a valued opinion to decision making.
  9. Creativity 24/7. We can create anywhere and everywhere. Our iPhone Notes is well used.
  10. Keeping balance. We give each other gentle reminder to turn off the book thoughts. We write hard. Then we unplug and play hard.

 

 

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Kat & Stone Bastion  Bio:
Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.
A few factoids about the writing team…
Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

Visit their blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, website at www.katbastion.com, &

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Wake Me… Poetry by Lauren

This poem is sure to get your morning started off right.

Welcome Lauren, my guest poet.

 


 

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Devour Me 

 

Wake me with your kisses

your warmth

your fire.

Devour me with your passion

so intense 

full of desire.

Make by body quiver.

Make me glow in delight.

Waking up to you,

eternal bliss.

by Lauren

Guest Post – Mina Vaughn – Blog Tour – How To Reprimand Your Rock Star @MinaVaughn

Guest Post by Mina Vaughn – Blog Tour

 How To Reprimand Your Rock Star

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Thank you Mina for this awesome guest post.  I love athletes!  Yes, baseball pants are sexy too. ~Susi

 

Guest Post: The Allure of the Athlete

By Mina Vaughn

 

Whether or not you read romance, you have to agree: athletes are hot. I’ve always loved the image of sweaty, muscled men battling it out on some type of field. Hockey players, soccer players, baseball players, all and each have a special place in my heart. And damn, baseball uniform pants are pretty much the sexiest uniform ever, amirite?

 

But let’s talk about female athletes for a minute. I’ve rarely seen any in romance before, so when I thought of who would be a perfect match for my submissive rock star, Keaton Lowe, instantly I thought I’d love to write a female athlete.

 

Female athletes rock. Whether it’s kick-ass tennis players like Anna Kournikova and the Williams sisters, or Olympic skiers or volleyball players or lacrosse players, sporty chicks are hot and deserve their place in the romance world. When I thought about Thea, the heroine from How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, I really wanted to write about the college experience and what her sexual awakening as a domme would be like. To me, the pinnacle of women in college sports is of course the prolific UConn Huskies. They are a force of nature. Even if you don’t follow college basketball, you know that the UConn women are champs.

 

I think having a very fit Domme makes sense. She’s going to be using her body for both pleasure and possibly punishment, so I think Thea’s workouts will help her with that. I also think she’s intimidating, being a tall young woman. But she’s also young, naïve and really beautiful. I don’t think Dommes all need to be scary and intimidating, but I wanted Thea to have many facets to her.

 

I also think we live in a world where women play more sports than they used to, and I think this is a population that ought to be represented in romance. I want people to be able to cheer for Thea, not just for conquering Keaton, but in her own right as a basketball phenom.

 

Keaton’s turned on by Thea’s fire—the way she takes him down a peg, the way her face blushes when she’s angry, and her dominance on the court and off. The notion of a sexy heartbreaker of a rock star needing someone like Thea, a headstrong firebrand who doesn’t care who he is, was a huge turn-on for me. I love the fact that Keaton is worshipped by millions, but Thea doesn’t care. She’s got her head in the game and her eyes on the prize. Heroines who have personal stakes and goals outside of love interests are always my favorite, so I tried to make Thea strong in that respect. I hope people agree!

 

Let’s hear it for the boys and girls of the court, the field, and the rink! So, who are your favorite sexy athletes, and why?

 

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About the Author

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Kink with a wink! Mina Vaughn is an international woman of mystery and a shoe whore with a heart of gold. When she’s not writing her unique brand of fun smut, she’s plundering Sephora for any pin up girl makeup she can find. Mina’s debut novel, an erotic comedy entitled How to Discipline Your Vampire is about a punishment-seeking vampire who meets a quirky Domme with a serious role play fetish, available now from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star. How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, a sexy New Adult contemporary romance about a basketball phenom and a world-famous rocker, arrives Summer 2014.  How to Punish Your Playboy arrives Spring 2015.

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Guest Post – LaBibliotecariaCBlog Reviews Saga Valeria by Elísabet Benavent @betacoqueta @BCircunstancial

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I am excited to share today’s review.

It comes from a talented blogger I follow in Spain.

Please welcome La Bibliotecaria Circunstancial and her review of Saga Valeria.


 

Antes de entrar en materia, me gustaría agradecer a Susana la oportunidad de participar como invitada en su blog con una reseña en español. Muchas no, muchísimas gracias.

 

Reseña SAGA VALERIA de Elísabet Benavent @BetaCoqueta

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Sinopsis de En los zapatos de Valeria

Valeria es escritora de historias de amor.
Valeria vive el amor de forma sublime.
Valeria tiene tres amigas: Nerea, Carmen y Lola.
Valeria vive en Madrid.
Valeria ama a Adrián hasta que conoce a Víctor.
Valeria necesita sincerarse consigo misma.
Valeria llora, Valeria ríe, Valeria camina…
Pero el sexo, el amor y los hombres no son objetivos fáciles.
Valeria es especial.
Como tú.

Engánchate al fenómeno Valeria. ¡Te vas a enamorar!


Opinión

Hay tantos detalles que me han seducido de la escritura de Elísabet, que no sabría cuál destacar primero. Esta autora de la que no había leído nada hasta ahora, me ha hecho reír como nunca, llorar de impotencia, y sobre todo, desear saber más después de cada libro de la saga. Por ello, han sido días en los que parecía que había sido abducida de mi vida. En serio, Víctor y Valeria me han enganchado y no me han dejado respirar hasta el final.

Valeria, la protagonista principal de esta historia, es una jovencísima escritora que no pasa por su mejor momento personal ni profesional. Ha dejado su trabajo para centrarse por completo en la escritura y parece que su inspiración se ha fugado. Además, para su desesperación, tiene que enfrentarse todos los días a un marido cada vez más distante, despertando en ella todo tipo de sospechas.

Al más puro estilo Sex and the city, Valeria vive rodeada de un grupo de amigas cuyas relaciones de alto voltaje con los hombres son relatadas por la protagonista con pelos y señales. Carmen, Lola, Nerea y Valeria son tan distintas que hacen imposible no sentirse identificada con alguna de ellas. Nerea, de ideas fijas y la más estirada; Carmen, la más cabal; Lola, Lolita, Lola… incontrolable, irreverente, explosiva, divertida y con un “lenguaje tabernario” que asustaría hasta al más deslenguado de los mortales; y Valeria, cuya manera de ser y de enfrentarse a los problemas no es la que más destaca hasta que conoce a Víctor, el hombre que pone su mundo patas arriba.

A lo largo de las cuatro libros, podemos observar cómo las cuatro amigas maduran dando un paso adelante en sus vidas sentimentales, buscando esa pareja que, aunque no sea la que todo el mundo esperan que tengan, es la que ellas desean.

Curiosamente, si me tuviera que quedar con alguno de los personajes no elegiría a la protagonista, pues actúa cegada por el miedo a cometer los errores del pasado y es incapaz de arriesgarse a tomar las decisiones que de verdad pueden hacerla feliz con respecto a los hombres.

Lola y Víctor son mis favoritos. Ella al principio no me gustaba nada, pero a medida que avanzaba la historia, esperaba sus comentarios sin filtro y fuera de lugar casi con ansia. Víctor es el hombre que cualquiera querría tener en su vida. Lucha por lo que quiere, y aunque tarda en descubrirlo, cuando lo hace no se rinde a las primeras de cambio. Pare él, Valeria es casi inalcanzable, pero no está dispuesto a dejarla marchar. Es simpático, inteligente, guapísimo, muy masculino, de aquellos que rezuman sexualidad por todos los poros, y al mismo tiempo tierno a más no poder, ¡un bombón!

Sin duda alguna, una lectura perfecta para este verano. Descarada y fresca, llena de situaciones de lo más sorprendentes y al mismo tiempo muy cercana. Con expresiones del día a día y con un estilo muy atractivo que hará las delicias de las aficionadas a la novela romántica y erótica.

¡Le doy cuatro maravillosas estrellas a esta saga!

 


 

 Sobre la autora

Elisabet Benavent autora

Elísabet Benavent (Valencia, 1984) es licenciada en Comunicación Audiovisual por la Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU de Valencia y máster en Comunicación y Arte por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. En la actualidad trabaja en el Departamento de Comunicación de una multinacional. Su pasión es la escritura. La publicación en 2013 de sus novelas En los zapatos de Valeria, Valeria en el espejo, Valeria en blanco y negro y Valeria al desnudo se ha convertido en un éxito total de crítica y ventas con más de 120.000 ejemplares vendidos. Los derechos audiovisuales de la saga Valeria se han vendido para televisión. En la actualidad se ocupa de la familia Coqueta y está inmersa en la escritura.

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Amazon Links:

En los zapatos de Valeria: http://www.amazon.com/En-los-zapatos-Valeria-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00DVQ637Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404133578&sr=8-1&keywords=en+los+zapatos+de+valeria

Valeria en el espejo: http://www.amazon.com/Valeria-Spanish-Edition-El%C3%ADsabet-Benavent-ebook/dp/B00EA32GR8/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=092SQPAYJ8T7DWCWS996

Valeria en blanco y negro: http://www.amazon.com/Valeria-blanco-negro-Spanish-Edition-ebook/dp/B00FAUZZPK/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1EW15C27AZKN846HF6EH

Valeria al desnudo: http://www.amazon.com/Valeria-blanco-negro-Spanish-Edition-ebook/dp/B00FAUZZPK/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1EW15C27AZKN846HF6EH

 


thank you

Thank you to La Bibliotecaria Circunstancial for her awesome review.

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~Susi

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