Captive in the Spotlight GIVEAWAY!

We have Australian author Annie West and she's got a signed copy of her latest release, CAPTIVE IN THE SPOTLIGHT for one lucky commenter!

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of a signed copy of Annie's latest release is Suzanne.  Congratulations Suzanne!  Nas has sent Kindle copies to some of our other commenters here, so be sure to check your email.  Congrats to all winners!
CAPTIVE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Writing Lucy and Domenico's story - my new release for Harlequin Presents/Mills and Boon Sexy, was like getting on board a rollercoaster to ride through a sweep of emotional highs and lows. It's full of emotion and drama as Lucy and Domenico deal with traumatic events that have changed the course of their lives. This taster from the back cover will give you a feel for the story:

Out of the limelight...
Domenico Volpe has been a paparazzi target for years with his rugged Roman looks, glamorous lifestyle and recent family tragedy. Now that the woman at the centre of it all is released from prison, he'll do whatever it takes to keep her quiet.
Domenico ensures that Lucy Knight 'accepts' his offer of refuge on his well-guarded offshore estate. While the media furore abates on the mainland, things are heating up on the island! Domenico is beginning to doubt Lucy's guilt as he uncovers the innocent, sensual woman behind the tough facade...

Domenico had been attracted to Lucy as to no other woman, but that was before she went to prison for killing his brother. Lucy, an innocent abroad, had felt she'd stepped into a romantic fairytale when she first met Domenico. But intervening events have shattered their trust. Domenico is the last man she wants to see on her first day out of prison.

Domenico would prefer to avoid her too but family loyalty dictates he must meet the woman he believes destroyed his brother. He has to buy her silence so her kiss and tell stories don't damage his brother's family. But things aren't nearly as clear cut as they seem, especially when Lucy insists she's innocent, refusing to sign away her rights to tell her story. Needless to say, that sets them on a collision course. I loved writing a story where family loyalty seemed set against romantic love. It made Domenico's dilemma real and fascinating for me.

What's the most memorable thing a member of your family has done for you? Or the thing you most enjoyed doing for someone else?

To celebrate the release of Domenico and Lucy's story I'll give away a signed copy of 'Captive in the Spotlight' (or if you already have it, another of my titles) to someone who comments on this post.

Happy reading!
Annie

46 comments:

  1. Congrats on the books, Annie! They sound wonderful.

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    1. Welcome to Romance Reader, Annie! I do hope you will enjoy chatting with all our friends here!

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    2. Hi Cherie!

      Thanks for dropping in to chat with Annie!

      Nas

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    3. Hi Nas,
      Thanks for having me to visit. It's lovely to be here.

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  2. Wow! That's quite a story. Congrats on your release.

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    1. C. Lee, I'm glad you like the sound of it. It was great fun to write.

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    2. Hi Lee!

      Thanks for coming by!

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  3. Family loyalty against love. Great conflict!

    I think the most memorable thing a family member has done for me is my husband surprising me with a top of the line Kitchenaid mixer for my birthday. I was so surprised! It was very sweet of him.

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    1. Emily, I'm glad you think it's a good conflict too. It's not the only one in the story but it's at the heart of it.

      I'm smiling about your husband giving you a mixer for your birthday. I'm hoping you're a cook! Hm, imagine the delicious things you could whip up...

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    2. Oh, Emily, I do hopw you are whipping up delicious yummy food!

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  4. I love the old school romance feel of the book! Would love to read it...over and over!

    I'm always big about trying to make friends smile. So the thing I do is when they are debbie downers I whip out some quirky things to make them laugh. Its a great ab workout ;D

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    1. Tammy, that's an interesting observation. I suppose it is an old school romance in that it's firmly about Lucy and Domenico locked in a strong emotional conflict. One of the things I loved in the first romances I read was the sense of hero and heroine stuck with each other and not being able to escape. Such fun!

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    2. Tammy, I forgot to add that I love your idea of making your friends smile when things are down. As you say, there's nothing like a good laugh and it IS a good workout!

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    3. Hi Tammy!

      I'm enjoying your comment! SO true that- Old style romance!

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  5. I love the old school romance feel of the book! Would love to read it...over and over!

    I'm always big about trying to make friends smile. So the thing I do is when they are debbie downers I whip out some quirky things to make them laugh. Its a great ab workout ;D

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  6. I cant begin to say how much my father in law has done for me and my girls. You name it, he's done it. When I'm down I remember how much I'm thankful to my family.

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  7. Tash, how wonderful to have such a terrific person looking out for you all. I'm sure his care for you is reciprocated. Smiling now, hearing about him.

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    1. Hi Tash!

      Amazing that you have someone like him in your lives. Appreciate him.

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  8. Now that sounds like my kind of book!I so enjoyed reading this post~

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    1. Shelly, that's lovely to hear! Thank you.

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  9. Goodl luck to Domenico and Lucy! And thanks forn stopping by and saying hello.

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    1. Hi Stephen, it's good to be here. Thanks for the good wishes for Domenico and Lucy. I hope readers enjoy them as much as I did. So far so good!

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  10. Sounds like a great story - I love the setup!

    I'm so lucky with my family - everyone chips in to help always!

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    1. Hi Jemi. I'm glad you like the set up for 'Captive'. How lovely that you've got a family that pitches in to help.

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    1. Hi Sherry. You're not wrong. When I put them in that situation I was curious about how they'd cope. I had to write the story to find out.

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  12. Thank goodness my life is no where near as complicated as that. :D

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    1. Stina - absolutely! I second that. On the other hand, I really enjoy putting my characters in difficult situations and seeing how they handle it. Maybe it's like living through danger at a distance. Fortunately they always manage to handle what I throw at them!

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  13. I have the most amazing mom. The older I get the more I appreciate all the she has done for me. She supports me at every turn.

    Thanks for sharing this book and author with us. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Jess, my mother is like that too. Aren't we lucky?

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  14. Sounds like a book I want to read!

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  15. Hi Chey. I'm glad you like the sound of it.

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  16. Sounds like a great story and I love the different covers, particularly the one in the middle.

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  17. Hi Medeia,

    Aren't the different covers fun? I like the Australian cover too. The red is so vibrant and works well with the pictures. I like the paparazzi at the bottom too - so apt!

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  18. Hi Suzanne, that's great to hear!

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  19. Congratulations! Such wonderful conflict and complications.

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  20. Congrats on the books!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi Annie, nice to 'see' you over here.

    Congratulations on your new release. It seems as good fascinating as your last one.

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  22. Congratulations to Suzanne Jones! Your name came up by random.org as the winner of a signed copy of Annie West's Captive By The Spotlight!

    And I've also sent Amazon kindle gifts of Captive By The Spotlight to some more commenters as well, please check your emails! And be sure to check your own profiles and blogs for 'contact me' or for display of your email address.

    Thanks to Annie West for visiting us at Romance Reader and this giveaway!

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    1. Great news, thank you so much, Nas and Annie.

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