Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Blog Tour: CAPTIVATED ON 5TH AVENUE by Abbie St. Claire + Author Interview

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Captivated On 5th Avenue Blog Tour
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Captivated On 5th Avenue book 3
Author Abbie St. Claire
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Blog Tour April 6th-20th

Synopsis -

Author Abbie St. Claire brings you the 3rd installment in the 5th Avenue Romance Series. There is no cliffhanger in this installment, you will be captivated by the happily-ever-after.

What harm is there in having a little romance with the man next door?

Chelsie, a single mother, knows what it’s like to feel loss and regret. Her drive to wake up each day is her precious son Ty, but even her strength has its limits. The world was a cold and lonely place until she saw handsome sports physician, Ian move in next door. 

Abusive, troubled, addict was the label everyone in his life gave him, and Ian lived up to that reputation until the day he discovered he was a father. When a horrible accident cripples him mentally and physically, his hard won sobriety is left hanging by a thread.

The attraction between Ian and Chelsie is electric, and they can’t help indulging in one night of passion. When Ian is forced to move to California, Chelsie keeps a secret that could harm them both. Can Ian overcome his addiction and prove he’s the man Chelsie has been dreaming of?




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Author Interview
Describe your book in one sentence.
Chance made them neighbors, chemistry made them lovers, but will fate make them a family?

How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?
It started as a Christmas Novella surrounding the trope of a cookie swap. The characters took me to an entirely different story.

Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?
All my life I’ve loved telling stories.

How long have you been writing?
6 years

What inspires you?
Music mostly. It can be a title, a meaning or even a simple line of lyrics.

Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work?
I love Beth Kery, Ella Fox, Mia Sheridan and Laurelin Page

What impact have they had on your writing?
Each of them show me something deep and dark about their characters. They aren’t afraid to go there with the character or the story.

Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How does that affect your writing? Part-time and it’s hard to lay it down and pick it up later. I usually have to read a chapter or two to get back in the mind of my characters.

What projects are you working on at the present? I am currently working on a cowboy romance, Saddles and Sins, a novella for The Diamond Club, and a spinoff for the 5th Avenue Romance.

What are some of your hobbies when you are not chained to the computer? I love photography and flowers. Anything to do with flowers.

Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it? I cannot get into the male/male trope. I’ve read some, but don’t see myself writing that genre. I also don’t see myself as a paranormal romance writer.


What literary character is most like you? Wrenn Cunningham from The Creek.
Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before? Alaska. I think the open space and serenity would be peaceful. I’d also like to see the whales.
If you were an animal in a zoo, what would you be? Giraffe. I want to be tall. Second choice would have to be a snake. I love to scare people.

What is something you want to accomplish before you die? Make NYT Bestsellers list, ha ha. Truth be told, I’d love to do volunteer work in a cancer center.

If you could have any accents from anywhere in the world, what would you choose? South African. It’s so sexy!

Favorite coffee shop or drive-thru drink.
Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte.

When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?
Coffee shop if they have one and then to the romance section.

What advice would you give to writers just starting out? Do it because you have to feed your addiction. The odds of making money are better on the lottery.
What is the most useful writing advice you ever received? The least useful? Most useful would have to be my grammar lessons from my editor. Least useful would have to be how to change my author profile in other countries.
Complicated On 5th Avenue- Book 2
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Complicated On 5th Avenue - Book 2 of The 5th Avenue Romance Series
by Abbie St.Claire
Genre-Contemporary Romance




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Synopsis:


International Best Selling Author Abbie St. Claire brings you Book Two of the 5th Avenue Romance Series. Complicated on 5th Avenue will guide
you through the journey of Chloe Peterson’s self-discovery and whether or not she can trust her instincts to fight for the man she loves.


Can love live somewhere in between the bends of heartache and dishonesty? Is it closure when only one person says goodbye?

Chloe Peterson and Ian Briggs were on the verge of happily ever after when a tragic accident takes everything away.

Unable to move forward, Chloe continues to hold on to the love of her past. Men try to get her attention, but she has no interest. When she ventures down the easy, ‘no complications’ route and hires an escort for an important event in her life, she’s faced with temptations and decisions she didn't forecast. Can she finally say goodbye to her memories of Ian and hello to a life with Jason, or will it become too complicated?


Excerpt:
Perhaps I didn’t know I needed to fight for love. It wasn’t like I’d been having serious relationships in the eight years since my wife’s death. But the realization that Chelsie put in front of me on the day of her surgery was wickedly moving.


“Ian, people put up walls to make others try harder. It’s human nature to want to be worthy.”


The idea I had made her feel less than anything amazing…shredded me with guilt.


Oliver was at school, and I’d planned the day off to be with Chelsie, hoping she would be feeling well enough post-surgery to do something just the two of us. With my phone screen blank in front of me, I stared for a moment and thought about what I wanted to say. She was worthy of everything I had to offer her, and as complicated as our lives were together and apart, I needed her to know.


“I miss you,” I said, my heart beating so hard my lungs could barely force the words out.

“I’ve been right here, waiting…for days.” Her voice was firm. She was taking charge like I’d taught her.Needing to see her, I wasted no time. “May I come over?”  


“Yes, when?”


Excitement took over, and I dropped the phone, hanging up on her. Rather than fool around with precious time, I grabbed the phone from the floor, my keys and ran as fast as I could to the love of my life, intent on claiming Chelsie Peterson as mine once more.

Grateful she’d made me a key, I let myself in.


“Babe, where are you?”


I made it to the archway leading to her den by the time she answered. “Right here.”


She drew her knees up for me to sit on the end of the sofa. Without even thinking about it really, I started massaging her feet and subconsciously hoped to win her over with my talented hands.

She immediately noticed the bracelet Olivia had given me was gone. It signified the closure of my past. While a personal declaration, Chelsie knew the meaning.
When she searched the room and didn’t make eye contact, I worried I was about to hear something that would forever change me. Tears flooded her face.


“I love you so much.” Her declaration gripped me.Without thinking too much ahead, I pulled her into my lap and kissed her. “What took you so long?”


The dilated pause left me anxious. Was she tormenting me on purpose?


“My love for you needed time to bury my darkness.”                                   
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       Conflicted On 5th Avenue - 
Book 1


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Synopsis: Conflicted On 5th Avenue

This is Book One of the 5th Avenue Romance Trilogy

International Best Selling Author, Abbie St. Claire brings you Conflicted on 5th, a 5th Avenue Romance Novel. Conflicted on 5th will lead you down a journey of loss, love and triumph over self-doubts and vulnerabilities.

Widower, Dr. Ian Briggs leads a complicated life. Raising his son and juggling his busy orthopedic practice have been his focus. Relationships take time and energy, something he lacks after a day at work and an evening with Oliver. After losing the love of his life, he never considered a replacement. You can’t replace your heart.

Chelsie Peterson divorced her cheating spouse with the intent of staying a single parent forever. Carson Peterson’s last words to her regarding her sexual performance cut her to her soul. While he used them to blame her for his own misgivings, he left her with a haunting void in her own measurement of self-worth.

Ian’s relocation changes everything. Living down the street from Chelsea, he finds himself captivated and confused. How does he balance work, fatherhood and his libido? The arrival of Ian Briggs changes everything. Chelsie's once contained life is now full of questions. The biggest being her value as a woman—will she ever be enough for a man, especially a man like Ian. How can she balance work, motherhood fun and full of feelings but sometimes it leaves you simply Conflicted.

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About The Author

With a creative personality, Abbie St. Claire has always had her nose in a book. Whether one for decorative painting, gourmet cooking or steamy erotica.

“Heck, those books all go together in my mind. My imagination can easily picture a painting session that turns steamy and I certainly see trying to prepare a gourmet meal while getting deliciously sidetracked with a partner and finishing that meal for breakfast,” St. Claire says with a raised brow and twinkle in her eyes.

St. Claire has quite a bit in store for 2016 with finishing the 5th Avenue Romance Series, starting a new series, participation in First Glance and The Diamond Club anthologies, and a Kindle Worlds project with Melissa Foster.


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Email: abbiest.claire@gmail.com

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