by Dei Araujo
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
Nothing compared to the horror Amaranth Wallace felt upon discovering her babysitter beaten and her autistic son missing. To get him back, she must put all her faith in her ex-lover, the very man she vowed to avoid forever.
One steamy and mind-blowing night with Amaranth and Nicholas was hooked. But when she chose his half-brother over him, Nicholas turned his back on her and love. Now fate has brought them back together, and Nicholas must revisit old wounds that run deep with the woman who broke his heart.
Can Amaranth and Nicholas put their torrid history aside to find her son and get a chance at love?
NOTE: The book is on sale for only $0.99.
Nicholas paused mid-turn at the mention of her name. Amaranth was in his office. Completing the rotation, he took in her appearance. The worn photo he had held onto for so long didn’t do her any justice. She was still a breath of fresh air, but time had matured her girlish features into the breathtaking vision that stared back at him. Her face was stern and proclaimed she wasn’t at his office for a reunion. A sense of foreboding arrested him. Her eyes sparkled with fire as she made her way over to where he stood in front of the window. She wore a simple beige tank with a red bolero jacket and a pair of dark jeans that gripped every part of her curvaceous lower half. Crimson suede stilettos left wicked images dancing in his head. Nicholas cleared his throat and met her the rest of the way.
“Hello, Am.” Out of nowhere, her hand connected with the side of his face with a stinging crack. “Well, that wasn’t the kind of welcome I envisioned receiving from you,” he said as he ran a finger along the corner of his mouth. Because she was shorter than him by a good foot, the palm of her hand connected with part of his mouth and cheek. And boy did she pack some power behind it.
“My apologies for my lack of fanfare. I left the balloons and ticker tape at home,” she said.
Dei Araujo knew she wanted to be a writer at the age of 11 after writing a short story that drew a raucous response from her dad. Her love for romance came through her mother who encouraged Dei’s voracious appetite for reading. She went on to win writing awards in high school to include a first-place award for poetry in honor of her father who served during the first Gulf War.
After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Journalism/News Editorial, Dei was commissioned in the Air Force as a public affairs officer where she utilized her skill as a writer to tell the Air Force story. Her military career took her all over the world and exposed her different cultures and people.
While serving as an Air Force reservist, Dei completed her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University and rediscovered her voice as a romance writer. She’s living out her real-life love story in beautiful Miami, Florida, with her soulmate, and their four rambunctious boys.
Need You Now, a romantic suspense, is her first novel and the first in the Love’s Paradise series.
Dei is a member of Romance Writers of America.
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Website link: http://www.deiaraujo.wordpress.com
Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16944251.Dei_Araujo
The Wild Rose Press: https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5082-need-you-now.html
NOTE: This book will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour (sale ends November 10).
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Dei Araujo will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
Thanks for hosting!
congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂
Thanks so much, Lisa. Good luck.
Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway and congrats on the tour.
Thanks, James. Good luck.
I was so excited about NaNoWriMo and being included in your blog, I forgot to say, THANK YOU!!! LOL! Thanks so much for hosting my first published novel, Need You Now. To all you writers out there, Happy NaNoWriMo, good luck and write on!
Sounds like a book I’ll enjoy reading, thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Victoria! In hope you get a chance to read it.