Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Book Blitz: Love & Other Lies by Madeline Ash - Guest Post + Giveaway

Love & Other Lies

Love & Other Lies by Madeline Ash
Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: 20th January 2015 by Destiny Romance

Small town vet Abby Benson has fled to the country to put her shameful past behind her. She’s just beginning to find her feet again when handsome stranger, Rue Thorn, arrives in town and begins to stir things up. Rue is gorgeous, kind and thoughtful and the two share an instant attraction.  But convinced he’ll despise her if he learns about her history, Abby reluctantly keeps him at arms length.

Determined to win Abby over, Rue tries to reshape himself as the sort of guy he thinks she might be interested in. And for a while it seems his act is working.  But when he finds out that Abby has been lying to him, it isn’t long before everything start to unravel …

A moving story of trust, forgiveness and the power of love from the author of Uncovered by Love and The Playboy’s Dark Secret.

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Guest Post by Madeline Ash

Morally Dubious Heroine

Hello, and thanks for having me on your blog!

The heroine Abby in my latest release, Love & Other Lies, is a compulsive liar.

I had the idea for her years ago, but I had to work up the courage to write a morally dubious heroine. From what I’ve noticed, romance readers don’t like heroines that aren’t good for the hero. I’m including myself in that generalisation. I mean, the hero is our man – so the heroine needs to be worthy to receive his love on our behalf ;-)

But Abby called to me, and finally, I wrote her story. Now, I’m so happy that she’s found contentment.

Before writing, I asked myself, what would be the most unsuitable match for a (reformed) compulsive liar? Because I’m not going to make it easy on her. She has a past of lying – she’s got to suffer for love! And along came Rue.

A really, really good guy.

Abby is terrified of screwing up someone’s life again, let alone the life of a decent, honest man. He’s the worst possible man to share chemistry with (and boy, do they share chemistry). He thinks the best of people, so never suspects that she’s hiding a dark secret.

I’m not saying he’s a pushover. He’s just a gorgeous beta hero!

My writing buddies find Abby intriguing and strangely relatable. Despite her morally questionable past of lying, I do feel that she deserves Rue’s love.

Do you have trouble accepting characters whose morals have slipped in the past? Or does it all come down to what motivated them? I’d love your thoughts!

Author Bio - Madeline Ash

Madeline AshMadeline lives and writes in Melbourne. She is an author with Destiny Romance and Tule Publishing.

Online, she calls home, although she does have capricious blogging tendencies so might not always have fresh tea ready for visitors. That's not to say she doesn't welcome company.

She writes contemporary romance.

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An e-copy of Love & Other Lies
An e-copy of The Playboy's Dark Secret (a companion to L&OL)
A print copy of Uncovered by Love
$20 voucher for online book distributor of choice (Amazon, iTunes, etc.)

-Ends 29th January 2015

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  1. My feeling said, I must read this book.

  2. I enjoyed the post and I'm looking forward to reading this book :)
    Cute cover.

  3. Thank you for hosting me on your blog. All the best to anyone who enters the giveaway!

  4. How refreshing to see a beta hero for a change.

  5. Thanks so much for the giveaway, and I agree with Dusty - beta heroes ftw!