Sunday, January 18, 2015

Love Least Expected Tour: featuring Valerie Twombly

Today we're fortunate to be visited by one of the "Love Least Expected" authors. Welcome, Valerie Twombly--and thanks for stopping by to share both your fun Ten List, as well as a look at the upcoming box set!

Valerie Twombly's "10 things about me" list

Fans want to know their favorite authors are human too. I mean after all, we do tend to think the people who take us on these wonderful adventures full of love, sex, mystery and colorful worlds can’t be anything like us. Right? I’ve often found myself guilty of thinking this very same thing about the authors who write the books I read. I’ve met some of them, talked to them via email or Facebook and they are no different than you or I.

So I’m here to share some things fans have often asked me about. Here are 10 things you might not know about me.

1. I cry at those ads about abused animals and I have to scroll at sonic speed past the pictures on Facebook.
2. Speaking of crying. I’m an emotional person and will often feel a tear while watching a movie or reading a good book.
3. My weakness is ice cream. Don’t care what flavor, but the more junk in it the better.
4. My favorite food is a big fat juicy cheeseburger.
5. I love Mascato wine.
6. I’m actually a very shy person and always worry I’m going to look silly.
7. I never aspired to be an author.
8. I love my yoga pants.
9. I’m a vampire fan girl (okay, maybe you knew that one).
10. I’m addicted to my smart phone.

I hope you enjoyed a small glimpse into my crazy life. Until we chat again, cheers!

About Valerie Twombly...
As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.
Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.
Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.
Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers.


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Under the Mango Tree
Meredith Bond

Lakshmi is a good 18th century Indian girl who should not be avoiding her chores and enjoying a mango while hidden amongst the high branches of the mango tree in her mother’s garden. She truly should not be seen by a man who is not a member of her family—an Englishman, no less. And she absolutely should not even contemplate speaking with this man. But Lakshmi has never been one to follow the rules. This time, though, it could ruin—or make—the rest of her life.
Rolf’s Quest
Aubrey Wynne
Baron Rolf Arbrec, the royal wizard for King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, is burdened with a centuries-old quest to break the spell cast on his descendant, Merlin. To lift the enchantment, he must find true love without the use of magic or deceit, something that has eluded the men generations before him.
Finding genuine love is no easy task, even for a wizard, and time is running out not only to complete his Quest, but to give future generations a chance at happiness. When Melissa steps from his dreams and into his arms, he realizes his need for her love runs deeper than just a way to free Merlin.
Lady Melissa Garrick travels to London to meet her betrothed. Along the way, she encounters a man who haunts her dreams and makes her reconsider her destiny. Torn between loyalty to her family and her intense attraction to Rolf, she struggles to remain an obedient daughter. Though she desires him, will she defy her family and turn her back on her betrothed? Or will time run out and Rolf be doomed to a life of discontent and bitterness like his ancestors before him?
Fall Into Darkness
Valerie Twombly

Eli lives by his own rules and bows to no one, even when summoned before the Tribunal Seven. They deem the hunter has lost his humanity and sentence the angel to earth with one mission: find some compassion or be condemned to hell.
Ashley considers herself a freak. With one glance into a person’s eyes, she foresees their death. When an attack brings a handsome stranger to her rescue, she can’t help but be drawn to his steel-blue gaze.
Fate will bring them together but desire could bond them for eternity.
Roses are Wrong, Violets Taboo
 Kris Calvert
On the night before Valentine’s Day, floral and greenhouse owner, Alexander Chase Tabeau should be preparing for the biggest day of his family’s business. Instead he’s drowning his sorrows at the Voodoo bar after burying the only real parent he’s ever known – his grandfather, Pops. The rugged and handsome man promised Pops he would get his life together, leaving behind a string of undesirable women and focusing on what was most important – family.
Rose Westwood has always known what she wanted and planned her life down to the tiniest detail. She’s packed up her belongings and is ready to take a new and challenging position with her company as their first female vice president. Not wanting to be alone on her last night in Tampa, she stumbles into what she never planned on – the best night of her life.
With nothing to lose and everything to gain, Rose and Chase spend one night confessing their hopes for the future and their failures of the past. After opening their hearts to one another, the morning after sheds new light on their destiny. Can one night together change them both forever?
Alphabetical Disorder
Katie Stephens

Everyone in Mason’s Circus understands and respects the powers of the resident gypsies—the Romani tribe—and most steer clear of any involvement. But when Susie gets caught in a web of prophecy and magic that brings danger to the troupe, her non-Rom interpretation turns out to be flawed. She pushes aside the man of her dreams to date alphabetically, in the hopes of saving her circus family.
Sam has had his eye on Susie since she joined the company. He’s puzzled by her actions, but not blind to the way she responds to him. A patient man by nature, he battles his need to claim her immediately or allow her game to continue. When disaster strikes, they join forces with their Romani friends to stop the curse before it destroys the circus.
Love's Not Viral
Nessie Strange
Twenty-four-year-old bartender Aster Sanderson’s life is turned upside down when drunken Hollywood actor Bradley Stone snaps a picture of her...and tweets to his 12.8 million followers that she's his fiancee. As the internet blows up with the news and gossip flies out of control, she’s left feeling helpless. This has to be a misunderstanding, right? But when the actor in question shows up on her doorstep, it's clear he's unhinged and she soon becomes a prisoner in her own home (literally).
Her savior? Bradley’s handsome—and seemingly normal—older brother, James, who quickly stirs up feelings she never expected. Can they disarm the ticking time-bomb that Bradley Stone has become before any more damage is done? And is their mutual attraction the result of these unusual circumstances...or could it become something more?
Taking the Plunge
Kishan Paul
Since graduating high school, Eve Cambridge has dropped ten dress sizes, became an RN, and dumped her jerk of a boyfriend – all on her own. So when her high school crush shows up in her life, she does what any normal self-reliant woman would do -- pepper spray him.
Since inheriting the family plumbing business, Peter Russo has tried to make the best of a career he never planned for. He’s made his share of mistakes, but he's worked hard to learn from them. Now that he's run into Eve, he's not so sure he isn't making another one. After all, she did almost blind him.
When logic and emotion don’t agree, which path should they follow?
The Trouble With Never
Isabella Harper
Summer McKenzie is starting fresh.  With her soon to be ex-husband in another state, she’s ready to start over in her small Texas town.  That is, until she runs into the one person that has never gone too far from her memories, or her heart.
Since graduating college, Caleb Davis has planted roots in the form of a thriving BBQ business.  He’s got everything he’s ever wanted, except the one woman that he could never have.  It’s clear she’s had a painful past, but he wants nothing more than to create a promising future.
Will she let love heal old wounds, or will she let her fears push him away?
Keep Calm and Eat Chocolate
Michaela Miles
Eleanor Carrara is angry. At the world, at the people who had her committed to the institution, and at the people holding her captive in it. When the sexy, but calm and stoic Chris becomes a fellow resident of the facility, things begin to change. He taunts her, challenges her, and even makes her cry. But her anger dissolves as she realises he’s the one person who may be able to break through the armour built around her heart.
Christopher Tailor feels nothing. Haunted by the memories of his awful past, he is institutionalised, and utterly alone in the world. Meeting Elle changes everything. She’s conceited, rude, and completely unaware that in some ways she’s just as broken as he is. But something about her gets under his skin. He takes a chance and shares his secret with her.


  1. Thanks, Ash for hosting me and my gang today!

    1. Best wishes, Val... And I hope you all have great success! I love the sound of this set!

  2. Great post, Valerie. I'm a wino myself. Thanks for sharing our book, Ash.

  3. Thanks for hosting us!! And Val, I love ice cream and Moscato too!

    1. You're welcome, Kishan... I love your blurb!

    2. Aww thank you! It was a fun story to write. By the way, I love chocolate and peanut butter too. Mix some nutella and peanut butter and it's death on a spoon.

  4. ice cream is definitively a must ( and now i do want some ^^;;)

    1. Me, too... I'm thinking chocolate peanut butter. Speaking of which... I think I need to send you some Hershey's soon, Miki! 💕

  5. I was always a Lambrusco and Sprite kind of lady, but I recently picked up a marsala to make cannoli was downhill from there. :)

  6. Thank you so much for having us, Ash! Interesting to find out a few more things about the lovely Val too :-) xx

  7. Love Moscato, yum! :) Thanks for having us!

  8. Nice to read your article! I am looking forward to sharing your adventures and experiences. Method Acting London


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