Author: Carmen Falcone
Title: Forbidden Virgin
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2017
Cover Designer: Sweet & Spicy Designs
Editor: Summer Ross
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Kate Crawford’s always had a scorching attraction to her father’s best friend, sexy hotelier Graham Davenport. Now she’s going to study in Europe, but she wants to realize her secret wish and lose her virginity to Graham. After all, she’s not a teenager anymore and ready for some Adult X-rated fun.
Graham Davenport hires Kate as his trainee in his luxury hotel as a favor to her father, but seeing her flaunt her hot body is driving him insane and he’s about to lose his self-control. He doesn’t want to betray the man who helped him turn around his life, but this woman is no longer a teenager with a crush. And her desire unleashes secret passions and fantasies that neither of them can deny…
Bookish Pet Peeves
by Carmen Falcone
I love writing but I’m also an avid reader. Whenever I read, I try to distance myself from the notion I’m an author. Ideally, I try to appreciate the author’s vision instead of trying to figure out what I’d have done differently.
Of course, I have my bookish pet peeves like everyone else.
For instance, my heroines must be relatable, likeable individuals. Pardon my French, but if she’s super bitchy for no good reason I’m done with that book and onto the next. I love a strong female lead. I can deal with snark and sarcasm; but I need to know (or at least a hint) why she acts that way. Don’t have a heroine (or a hero for that matter) act super obnoxious then finally let me know on page 150 they’re this way because of X and Y.
Too many secondary characters turn me off. Don’t get me wrong… secondary characters can add a lot to a story and I appreciate them. They can help the characters realize things, show the reader traits about our hero we wouldn’t otherwise know, etc. But if I’m reading a category romance for instance (that’s supposed to be tighter/with more focus on hero and heroine) and the heroine’s bestie is stealing the show or the hero’s brothers keep showing on the page way too often (and for no good reason other than promoting their own books they will get in the future) I start to lose interest. Of course single titles are different and often have more subplots and a wealth of characters to support the longer format. That’s why I’m a category romance junkie—I love to focus on the hero and the heroine J
I stay away from slow paced stories. Some of them are awesome, but they’re just not for me. I have two kids and a busy life so when I sit down to read I need to have that urge to turn the pages.
Of course for each its own. Everybody has different tastes and that’s why our book world is so diverse and fabulous.
How about you? What turns you off when you’re reading a romance book?
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Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beat doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband--living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing her deepest passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps talking about. When she's not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.
She loves to procrastinate, so please indulge her and drop her a line. For more info, visit her website: http://www.carmenfalcone.com