Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Inferno of Love: hilarious guest post and giveaway!

Inferno of Love (Hometown Heroes #2) 
by Allie Boniface

Quick Facts                                        
Expected release Date: February 23rd, 2014                  
Genre: Contemporary Romance                                              
Formats to buy: Kindle, epub and Paperback 


What happens when your soul mate returns after twelve long years – and has no idea who you are?

Aubrey Anderson is a pediatric occupational therapist who’s spent the last twelve years rebuilding her life after a car accident killed her boyfriend and crushed her legs. A series of strokes on the way to the hospital left her with no memory of either the accident or the weeks leading up to it, so when she starts having nightmares she can’t explain, she decides to return to the scene to see if she can piece together her past.

Finn Cavallo is Lindsey Point's resident playboy, owner of a popular bar, and hero of the Cove Fire, when he pulled seven people from a burning building twelve years earlier. But his flirtatious personality hides the heart of a man who lost his soul mate the night of the fire. When Aubrey walks into his bar with no memory of who he is or what they had, he’s stunned – and it takes everything he has not to tell her about the summer they spent falling in love.

It's only a matter of time before bar conversation turns to passion on the beach and more. But when a series of events raises suspicion that Finn himself might have started the Cove Fire, Aubrey is forced to do whatever she can to discover the truth about both their pasts, including going back to the spot where it all began...



Aubrey stared at her glass of wine. "God, I just – I wish I could remember something."
            Finn fell again just like that, watching her catch her bottom lip in her teeth as she mulled over her words. The rhythm of her voice, the way her eyes caught the light…he was nineteen all over again, crushing on another man's girlfriend without a clue of what to do about it.
            Only he wasn't nineteen anymore.
            And Aubrey wasn't here with another man.
            Forget it. He was done thinking. He moved from around the bar without a word, and as he closed the distance between them, she slipped from her stool, moving toward him and landing in his arms like she'd been there all this time. His hand went to the back of her head, cupping it and easing it closer. Her chin lifted, and he caught her mouth with his, loving the way her breath hitched in her throat. She melted into him, the warmth of her curves searing his skin and soaking into the very core of him. His eyes closed.
            He slid his tongue over her bottom lip, taking it slow, waiting for her to step back or break the connection. She didn't. A minute passed, then another. The kiss deepened, and he wasn't sure who pressed first, who wanted more urgently, but it didn't matter. Their tongues met, twisting over and under, delicious and wet and so hot he could barely stand it. Her hands moved from his shoulders to his waist to slide down the back of his jeans and pull him close, closer, until he knew she could feel the way he rose under her touch, wanting her like no other woman he'd ever been with.
            "Oh, Finn…" she said into his mouth, and the words set him on fire. He couldn't wait, couldn't hold back one more second. His palm skimmed down her dress and beneath it, to the swell of her ass and skin so smooth he wanted to taste it. She rose onto her toes, and her mouth crushed his until she pulled her lips away and moved them to his neck and his jaw line and up to his ear, leaving a breathy trail every place she touched.
            "Listen, we  – " know each other. We've done this before. He had to tell her. Didn't he?
            "I don't want to talk."

The Author

Allie Boniface was born and raised in a tiny community in upstate New York, which probably 

explains her fascination with the magic of small town life. She currently teaches high school English in the lower Hudson Valley, where she lives with her husband and two furry felines. She is the author of six contemporary romance novels; Inferno of Love is the second in her Hometown Heroes series. Allie loves chatting with other authors and readers and can be found around the Web (visit her on Facebook or Twitter, and stop by her blog to check out the latest news). She loves attending writers' conferences, giving workshops, swapping stories, and generally talking about romance. Allie loves stories set in small towns and is a firm believer in the power of love and the emotions that connect us all!

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GUEST POST by Allie Boniface
"What to eat (or not) on a first date"

First off, a big Thank You! to my blog hostess for having me here today. I'm super excited that the second book in my Hometown Heroes series, Inferno of Love, is now for sale. 
Inferno of Love is set in the small coastal town of Lindsey Point, and one of the things I loved about creating Lindsey Point was all the small town details: shops, scenery, characters, local restaurants...

Speaking of restaurants, sometimes they play an awfully crucial role in getting people together, don't they? I mean, one of the most popular first dates is still dinner, right? Maybe lunch or drinks, if you're really not sure you want to commit. But dinner is usually one of the first things two people do together, when they're getting to know each other. And that begs the inevitable question: What to eat (or NOT) on a first date?

Now, I'll admit it's been a while since I've been on a first date, since my husband and I will celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary this July. So I turned – where else? – to my readers and posted the question on Facebook. They had some pretty good advice:

"No spinach, broccoli, poppy seeds or anything similar that can get caught in your teeth."

"Anything that requires scooping to eat has an increased probability of landing on the front of your shirt. So that might eliminate the chips and salsa thing. Same idea with burgers piled high with toppings or a Reuben with all that thousand island dressing."
(Side note: I did go on a date once in college with a guy who ordered a burger with "the works" and then proceeded to drop ketchup down the front of his pale yellow polo shirt. He was horrified.)

"I think anything goes, especially if you want to show the true you and avoid surprises later."

"Water is the wisest choice to drink. If spilled, it dries."

"Guys, don't dip your fork in your date's food for a taste. It's a yuck-factor and guarantees a once-only date."

"Mint chocolate chip ice cream! Could make for a cool minty kiss later on..."

"Eating is fun and I think guys like girls who aren't uptight about food. Your choice in food says a lot about your personality. As far as the guys go, just don't eat like a pig or talk with your mouth full. Don't show how disgusting you are until you're bound by marriage."

"Garlic is only okay if both people eat it!"

"No spaghetti sauce dishes. Too messy."

"Chinese food is usually a good first-date choice."

"I think a man or woman should order whatever the hell they want and not worry about what their date might think of their choices."

Good thoughts, right? All in all, I'm of the opinion that you should eat what you want on a date (avoiding anything that will make the tummy rumble later on in the evening - it's no fun to interrupt a date by running to the bathroom).

I do recall one first date I went on in my early 20's. It was with a guy I'd been lusting after for a few weeks, and when he called me up and asked if I wanted to go have sushi with him, I agreed in a heartbeat. Now, I'd never actually eaten sushi before, but hey, I wanted to be alone with the guy. Well, I ate the sushi, I didn't get sick, and when he found out I was a raw fish virgin, he was all the more impressed. So there you go!

Be yourself, above all. If the first date leads to a second and then a tenth and then a fiftieth, you'll be glad you did. 

Follow the tour:

April 1: Karen Docter's Blog: Author Interview

April 2: My Devotional Thoughts: Spotlight

April 3: Mythical Books: Top 10 List

April 7: A Writer's Life: Author Interview

April 8: Every Free Chance Book Reviews: Spotlight

April 9: Reviews By Molly: Review

April 10: Roxy's Reviews: Review
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April 14: Clean Romance Reviews: Interview

April 15: Deal Sharing Aunt: Review

April 16: I Know that Book: Top 10 List

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