Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fearless by Annie Jocoby book tour, interview and contest!

Fearless by Annie Jocoby
(Fearless #1)


*Warning* Strong language and sexual situations. Ends in MAJOR cliffhanger. Not for the faint of heart. :)
Beautiful heiress Dalilah Gallagher, a former child art prodigy, has lost her way. Harsh criticism in her formative years has left her floundering and without the artistic voice that once centered her life. Now, at the age of 20, she has spent the last nine years trying to reclaim what she lost.
Her struggles lead her to the nude-modeling world in New York City, where she hopes she will find her passion for art again. What she finds is surprising: Her artistic voice isn’t gone, merely misplaced.
Luke Roberts has a different problem. Raised by a solid, working-class fisherman in Maine, Luke is a gifted artist struggling to get a foothold in the busy New York City art scene. His gifts attract the attention of a wealthy benefactor, Blake Nottingham, who finds himself fascinated with Dalilah. Nottingham commissions Luke to provide him with a piece of art: A painting of Dalilah.
As the two young artists fall in love, Dalilah finds her artistic voice once more, so she’ll do anything to help Luke find the prominence he deserves. This leads to a dangerous game of deceit that puts Dalilah in Nottingham’s clutches when she tries to manipulate him into helping Luke.
Nottingham isn’t easily manipulated, though, and things go seriously awry for Dalilah. What happens when the manipulated becomes the manipulator?
This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance. Age groups are 18+. It has some sexually explicit scenes.



Annie Jocoby is the author of 8 contemporary romance novels and 3 New Adult contemporary romance novels. Her motivation to begin writing these novels is that she was interested in writing about rich men who actually love and respect their women. Her heroes are alpha and damaged, yet also genuinely good guys.

Ryan, Nick, Luke and Asher are all complicated characters who have experienced plenty of darkness, yet always seek the light. They would all go to the ends of the earth to protect the women they love. And they’re all sexy, enigmatic, magnetic and great in bed.

All of Annie’s books have things in common: they all combine a touch of mystery and intrigue with drama, love, and lots of hot sex. Some of the books have action and even some criminal elements in them. Her current book, in fact, is her first book that would be classified as straight romantic suspense, although it also combines definite elements of the thriller genre! If you’re in the market for a book that is fast-paced, where the heroes are beautiful and wealthy, and the heroines are strong, vulnerable and flawed, then try these books out!

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Author Interview:

Please start by telling us a little about yourself (education, jobs, significant other, children, pets, etc.) I’m a lawyer by trade. I have a boyfriend that I’ve been with for 8 years, no children, and two doggies who are the light of my life.
Tell us about your latest New Adult book and what inspired you to write it. It’s about Dalilah, a child prodigy, and Luke, a wildly talented and penniless artist. I was inspired to write it because Dalilah was the child of my first couple, Ryan and Iris, and I wanted to explore her story.
The New Adult genre is fairly new. What's your definition of it? How does it differ from Young Adult or just regular Adult books? It’s about people who are leaving the nest and trying to find where they fit into the world. It differs from YA, because YA is more high school age, and centers of kids living at home. Regular adult books is more when the people are established in their careers and what-not.
Do you belong to any critique groups and/or do you have other people read your work as you're writing it? Who's brutally honest and who's a cheerleader? Which do you prefer? I belonged to many critique circles when I first started out. I have a problem with “brutal honesty,” because, often, it’s just a matter of taste - they don’t like your work for the same reason some people don’t like olives or chocolate - it’s just for them. Yet they rip you apart, which isn’t necessarily right. But, if the person has something to say that isn’t just a matter of perception, then I’m all ears. I always want to improve.
What are your all-time favorite authors/books? My all-time favorite book is The Thornbirds.
Do you outline before you write or just dive head-first into a manuscript? Do you maintain a schedule for writing, or is it more haphazard? Just dive in head-first. I don’t maintain a writing schedule, either, although I try.
Where do you do your best writing? (Ex: desk in your office, public library, under a tree in the park, in front of a Real Housewives TV marathon, etc.) Do you like music or some other background noise, or do you need quiet? I like to sit on my bed with MSNBC on in the background. I’m kinda a political junkie, and I do need some type of background noise.
What are the best and worst parts of writing a book? Best part is getting to know the characters. Worst part is the insecure feeling I get when I feel like my work might not be well-received.
When you're driving and you have a sudden, brilliant idea for the new manuscript you're working on, what do you do? (Ex: pull over and fire up the laptop, keep driving while scribbling on a McDonald's bag, tell Siri, etc.) Tell Siri.
Imagine you have a whole day free for shopping. Where do you go? (Mall, unique boutiques, flea market, antique shops, bookstore, home improvement store, etc.) Getting a mani-pedi and heading to the mall.
What are the top 5 titles in your Netflix queue? (Be honest.) Or if you don't have a Netflix queue, which books are on your bedside table? (Again, be honest.) Mad Men (I’ve been binge-watching!), The Wolf of Wall Street (love Scorsese!), Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Queer as Folk.
Do you prefer to read ebooks or print? Ebooks.
Where is your favorite place in the world? San Francisco. Such a gorgeous city.
Do you have any advice for people who want to write a book? Yes - believe in yourself and keep going.
Please give us your website and any other links you'd like included in the interview. www.anniejocoby.com 

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