Thursday, March 28, 2013

Venetian Love Knots by Normandie Alleman

Venetian Love Knots
by Normandie Alleman


In Venice, Allison Fox will find love in the arms of two men. Her past collides with her future in a battle for her heart. Which one will win?

Travelling to Venice to be the maid of honour in her best friend’s wedding sounds like a great vacation, and a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But when Allison Fox discovers who the best man is, she is torn between duty and self-preservation.

It has taken Allison four years to put her tumultuous relationship with the rodeo cowboy behind her after a violent incident ripped them apart. Now Allison must find a way to face her past and find closure with her old flame. But will she be able to put the past behind her?

Cole is the Texas cowboy who has never got over his love for Allison. But when he declares his love for her after all this time, is she strong enough to walk away from the intense passion they share?

For years Nico, a handsome Italian, was committed to nothing but his work. Nico never expected he would meet an American beauty who would awaken in him a desire to love again. Once he finds her, Nico vows to never let Allison go.

It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember, but who will win Allison’s heart?


As he ran the brush down Tinaya’s coat, his mind wandered to Allison. She was all he could think about these days. He had a girlfriend, Mary Ann, whom he saw a couple of times a week, but she couldn’t compare to Allison. For years he had been trying to find someone who could excite him like Allison had. He had never found a replacement for her, and he figured he never would.

Cole knew that he was not really the settling down type. Mary Ann called him a flight risk. Poor girl had no idea how true that was.

But if this trip to Italy was his only chance to make things right with Allison and get her back in his life, then he was going to have to pull out all the stops. He would win her heart. His life had been nothing special without her. His memories of time with her were the brightest spots in his life, other than some of his rodeo wins.

He patted Tinaya absentmindedly, thinking of what it would be like to stroke Allison’s tender flesh again. Cole visualised Allison’s naked body beneath his. He could see her face, her eyes glowing with lust, wanting him and only him. If it took settling down to have that again…now that might be worth considering.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She was surprised when that interest turned her into a writer of erotic romance.

If there were another 5 hours in the day, Normandie would spend more time needle-pointing and playing with photography. Instead, she’s a Pinterest addict and sports junkie who’s crazy for Twitter and the color pink.

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Twitter: @NormandieA


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  1. I really don't want her to end up with Cole. I do not like him at all. I really like Nico.

  2. I don't think anyone likes Cole. lol


  3. That's an interesting feel it from the guy's point of view. Cole does seem a bit more likeable in this excerpt--except that he has another girlfriend.
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  4. Thanks for hosting me today!

    You're right. Cole has more detractors. I admit, he does have issues and his own agenda for sure. All my readers seem to love Nico though. :)

  5. He does appear more caring in this scene, but I couldn't really warm up to him through the book.

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  6. Do you have a favorite secondary character?

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  7. Hi Anas - This book doesn't have many secondary characters because of its length. (It's a novella) so that's a hard question. Maybe the bride at the wedding.

  8. A new excerpt - how exciting!! I'm assuming Tinaya is a horse?


  9. Lol...Tinaya better be a horse...he'd have no business thinking about allison if he was brushing out some other girls

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