A Need So Insatiable (Hearts #1)
By Cecilia Robert
A New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Releasing February 28th, 2014
“You’ve owned me from the moment I walked into that music room.You’ve wrapped yourself in my heart and mind. I can’t get you out. I don’t want to.” ~ Rafael Van Rees
Sophie Fisher’s life is on fire. If she’s not ducking around corners or slipping out of windows to escape the debt collectors her father’s death has left knocking on her door, she’s dealing with her rebellious, fifteen-year-old sister, Lilli. And, as if that’s not enough, Rafael Van Rees crashes into her life—literally—bringing with him a past the public has no idea of. Can she unravel his mysteries before he unravels her, or will his presence finally force her to face the demons she’s trying to outrun?
Rafael Van Rees, maestro extraordinaire, prides himself on being in control of his destiny, music and women. As far as he is concerned, his past is a black cloud in the distance–until he meets Sophie, that is, and his world spins out of control in more ways than one. He knows the darkest sins and secrets eventually reveal themselves, but when it comes to Sophie, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her from his past. Even if it kills him.
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INTERVIEW WITH CECILIA ROBERT
Q: Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
Cecilia: Sometimes I listen to music as a motivation and inspiration to get my mind in the mood to write a story. If that doesn’t work, I browse my Kindle or paperbacks on my shelf for books in the same genre I am writing in.
Q: Talk to us more about this new series, Hearts? A Need So Insatiable is the first book in this series.
Cecilia: Hearts — House of Hearts– is an event planning company. This series features the men and women working in this company. As the series progresses, the company expands internationally. Readers will travel–without leaving their homes–to different cities around the world as they follow the character’s lives. Every book in this series will be standalone.
A Need So Insatiable is the first book, featuring Rafael Van Rees a music director, and Sophie Fisher, an opera singer. Their story is not easy, but their love is strong. Intense. A Need So Insatiable doesn’t focused solely on opera. There are a few storylines intertwining within the novel. This story has some action, extremely romantic and sensual scenes, as well as parts that will break your heart and mend it. I hope readers feel every emotion I felt while writing this story.
Q: What was your favorite part writing this novel?
Cecilia: I loved writing each and every scene in this novel. But if I was to choose my favourite part, I’d say I enjoyed exploring the relationships between the characters.
Sophie and her friends have the kind of friendship is strong. Her friends are always there for her, their loyalty unwavering. Then there’s Rafael and his best friend, Hawk–their friendship goes way back. All these characters have something in common. They’d drop whatever they are doing within a blink to be at their friend’s side.
Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Cecilia: Other than writing, I’m a mother of two over-active kids, and also have a full-time job. When I finally get time to breath, I just sit and watch TV, read a book or meet with friends just to hang out.
Q: Any future writing news you would like to share?
Cecilia: I’m currently working on a New Adult paranormal romance with steam punk & fantasy elements, RISE, the first book in the Cloaked Devices. This novel is set in, Anndesia, a fictional world entering the steam punk era. Some kingdoms are more developed steam-punk-wise than others. This novel is planned for release in summer/fall 2014.
The second one planned for winter 2014/2015 release is, Fate and Other coincidences, a romantic comedy about a hot kilt-wearing nerd who’s been in love with a girl for the past two years. And finally gets to tell her how he feels when he boyfriend dumps her on voicemail.
About the Author
Cecilia Robert writes YA, NA and Adult. My motto: Passion rules. I enjoy writing stories about people finding love in the most unexpected of places,and also about people finding their true purpose in life coupled with adventurous journeys, whether it’s urban, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary or paranormal romance. There’s always a happy ever after, no matter how long it takes for the characters to get there.
At seventeen, Ren Pernell knows the meaning of tragedy.
But then, a year after losing her parents, Axel Knight walks through the door and changes everything. Strange creatures start to appear, her best friend suddenly finds her irresistible, and an undeniable, unexplainable bond with Axel threatens to drive her insane. She knows he’s the key. There’s something he’s not sharing, and she’s determined to find out.
Demanding answers, she finally learns the truth: everything she ever believed is an illusion. Caught in a centuries-old blood feud between races she never knew existed, Ren discovers her true destiny. She’s the chosen one, the Echo, preordained to end the bloodshed.
There’s just one catch–in order to save those she loves and a homeland she’s never seen, she’ll have to die.
With the clock running out, she’ll have to navigate a new world of betrayal, lies and deceit. If she can forgive, finding love even in the darkest places, she just might be able to escape the prophecy. But how much is she willing to sacrifice for a cause she didn’t know she was part of? And what will it take for her to be free?
About the author:
Priya lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID as a full-time working mom and part-time YA Novel Author. For the past 7+ years she has worked in multiple fortune 500 companies and has recently found the passion to read and write. The Dracian Legacy is her first YA paranormal romance series. She strongly believes that true love conquers all and that’s a common theme you’ll find within her novels.
The lovelies Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk came up with the WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY meme. Here’s Jaime’s explanation about it: “It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you.”
WHAT I’M READING
I’ve read The Hazards of a One Night Stand by Alyssa Rose Ivy. Once more, I started two novels, but dropped them after the first chapter. Jeez, that’s frustrating. Finally, I picked up Before You by Jenna Bennett and read all through it. Now I’m halfway through Between Us by Jen McLaughlin.
WHAT I’M WRITING
Last week, I wrote 16936 words on Breaking Fences. This Monday, I wrote 2647 words and on Tuesday (yesterday) I wrote 4558 words. I hope to hit above the 15k words mark this week again. I need to finish this draft within 2 or 3 weeks so I have time to revise it by myself at least once before sending it to my editor for a content editing …
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
My new release!
And I woke this morning and found this:
Squeeeee! I think the rank moved up already, though.
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
My husband is always looking ahead … he always says “when we have the greencard …” or “when we move …” and I always tell him that we gotta enjoy the NOW. We gotta be happy and thankful for TODAY and make the most of it, so when I saw author Jessa Russo posting about a challenge called A 100 Happy Days on Instagram, I went after it and joined it! For 100 days, I have to post a daily pic of something that makes me happy. It can be small stuff, like a yummy cake, or huge stuff, like winning the lottery (wouldn’t that be nice?!). I want to prove to my husband that we gotta plenty to be happy about EVERYDAY!
Don’t forget that the cover reveal of Breaking Fences is set for March 2oth. If you want to help me out with it, you can sign up here!
Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?
by Juliana Haygert
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 60,000
Release date: March 2014
Cover: Berto Designs
As the Governor’s daughter, Charlotte McClain is an expert in playing pretend. High society, the men her mother shoves in her direction and a Pre-Law major are all a part of her perfect pretense. But when she pretends to be a nobody during Spring Break, she meets someone who rocks her world.Mason Rowell knows heartbreak and Spring Break don’t mesh well, so he allows the mysterious Charlotte to seduce him. What should have been a fling, results in something deeper. After Spring Break has long since passed, he moves to Washington to pursue his graduate degree, but what he never expected to find living among the rich and pompous, was the girl who gave him the strength to change and the desire to start anew.
When the guy Charlotte can’t forget goes from a sensual memory to temptation in the flesh, her facade is put to the test. If she surrenders to his charms, she risks ruining her mother’s perfect career and master plan. Playing pretend is what Charlotte does best, but how long can she pretend she doesn’t love the man who made her proud of her true self?
**A light, sexy NA Contemporary Romance (17+)**
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