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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Promotions by Stephanie Blog Tour: THe Heart Knows What the Heart Wants (Guest Post + Giveaway)

Title: The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants
Author: Lori L. Clark
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 6, 2014

Estelle "Star" Falconé, a thirty-year-old tattooed bartender, was once a free-spirited dreamer who dabbled in astrology for fun and secretly dreamed of becoming a rock-star some day.

Twenty-one-year-old Shane Harper was once the star of his high school basketball team. With a full ride scholarship, his dream was to play college basketball and study astronomy. When a tragic car accident permanently sidelines his basketball career, college is out of the question.

Sparks fly when their two worlds collide.

Can a relationship survive between a thirty-year-old starry-eyed woman who's on the run from an extremely dangerous man, and a twenty-one-year-old science guy who's hell-bent on protecting her at all cost?

The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants is a 61k word standalone with no cliffhangers.

This book is not suitable for young readers. It is intended for mature adults only (18+) containing adult situations, non-consensual sex and violence. This is a complete, standalone novel. 
Coming March 6th, 2014!

Purchase Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

About The Author
Lori L. Clark was born in Iowa, where she spent the first forty-six years of her life. In 2007, she loaded up a moving van and relocated to Missouri, where she currently resides. Lori's only child is a very spoiled Min Pin named Barkley. When not writing, she reads and runs. She completed her first half marathon at the age of fifty.
In 2009, after participating in NANOWRIMO, she began to take seriously the voices in her head. Two New Adult contemporary romance novels, Different Roads, and I Breathe You, were published in 2013, and showed early success. The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants is set to release in March 2014, and has her venturing into the realms of Romantic Suspense.
Lori is a member of Savvy Authors, the St. Louis Writers Guild, and Romance Writers of America.

About My Book: A Guest Post by Lori L. Clark

My book, The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants is about an unusual romance between a twenty-one-year old man and a thirty-year-old woman. Personally, it's not all that unusual, in my opinion. I prefer younger men, but that's another story for another time. 

Another thing unusual about this story is the fact that Shane and Star's romance is a slow burn. They are playful together, as well as being attracted to one another. Yes, there is passion between them...but they are friends, too. 

Have you ever found yourself blindly attracted to someone, dying for a chance to sit and talk to that person -- only to find out they bored you to tears? Or worse yet, they had their shoe size matched their IQ and there was nothing to talk about. No substance to build upon.

Trust me when I say, it's the best of both worlds when you meet someone you are flat out attracted to, AND you actually enjoy talking to them about everything. You may not always agree about everything, but there will be enough common ground between you to keep things interesting.

Long after the sizzle becomes a fizzle, you're going to want more than a pretty face to stare at.

When I sat out to tell Shane and Star's story, perhaps I was living vicariously through them. I want a man who is my lover and my best friend, and I'm convinced they have to be one in the same. ☺ I prefer younger men, I have eight tattoos, and I spent some time working behind a bar. That, however, is where the similarities end. Unlike Star, I have never lived through the horror that she went through with Derek. 

In each of my books, each of my heroines, you will see a little bit of me and my story. I like writing about broken people, and it's my intention to see that they are "fixed" by the end of the book. 

My endings are controversial. Either I'll shock your socks off with a "Didn't see that coming!" or I will simply just let it end where the characters decided to stop talking to me and let them get on with their lives. Do I only write: HEA? No, I do not. But, truthfully, real life rarely ever is.

I have no professional writing training, and each book has been a learning experience for me. A growth curve can be seen along the way. That can only mean that I'll continue to get better and better, and hopefully, you'll follow along with me on the journey.

Up for grabs is a $10 Amazon Gift card OR a digital copy of The Heart Knows What the Heart Wants by Lori L. Clark!

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