Tuesday, March 12, 2013

'Venetian Love Knots' by Normandie Alleman Blurb Blitz Tour

Venetian Love Knots
by Normandie Alleman


In Venice, Allison Fox will find love in the arms of two men. Her past collides with her future in a battle for her heart. Which one will win?

Travelling to Venice to be the maid of honour in her best friend’s wedding sounds like a great vacation, and a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But when Allison Fox discovers who the best man is, she is torn between duty and self-preservation.

It has taken Allison four years to put her tumultuous relationship with the rodeo cowboy behind her after a violent incident ripped them apart. Now Allison must find a way to face her past and find closure with her old flame. But will she be able to put the past behind her?

Cole is the Texas cowboy who has never got over his love for Allison. But when he declares his love for her after all this time, is she strong enough to walk away from the intense passion they share?

For years Nico, a handsome Italian, was committed to nothing but his work. Nico never expected he would meet an American beauty who would awaken in him a desire to love again. Once he finds her, Nico vows to never let Allison go.

It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember, but who will win Allison’s heart?

Read an excerpt:
Looking around, Allison was expecting to see another kindly Italian lady, like the sweet one she had met on the plane earlier. She did a stutter step when she saw the man holding the sign that had ‘Allison Fox’ scribbled on it.

Nothing could have prepared her for the tall, handsome man in his exquisite Italian suit, searching the crowd with those piercing dark eyes. She saw him first, but when their gazes met the rest of the world seemed to melt away. He was so handsome, she was drawn to him immediately. She couldn’t quite believe this Adonis with the chiselled good looks was the person who was supposed to be retrieving her.

“Hi, I’m Allison Fox,” she said shyly.

“Oh, so you are Allison then?” The big man grinned happily, giving her a once-over. Judging by his smile, he seemed to like what he saw.

“Yes,” She hesitated, thinking that she probably shouldn’t just go off with a stranger, even if he was a good-looking one…

“I am Nico,” he said. “Nico Vitallini. Alfonso’s cousin. They sent me to pick you up. You are to be Marcia’s maid of honour, in the wedding, no?”

“Yes, I am.” Allison smiled. It was hard not to smile at him. The way he looked at her made her feel as though she was the only person in the entire airport. Her heart beat faster than usual. Were those butterflies in her stomach? Or was she just hungry?

“Come this way and we will collect your luggage. Here, please allow me to carry that for you.” He took her heavy carry-on bag from her hand in one graceful movement. The bag had been weighing her down, yet Nico tossed it around effortlessly. Allison bit back a smile.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She was surprised when that interest turned her into a writer of erotic romance.

If there were another 5 hours in the day, Normandie would spend more time needle-pointing and playing with photography. Instead, she’s a Pinterest addict and sports junkie who’s crazy for Twitter and the color pink.

My links:

Twitter: @NormandieA

Normandie will be awarding a Gift Basket that includes a $30 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (international giveaway). Follow the tour for more chances to win!


  1. Wow, Italians and cowboys yum!

  2. Woo! Our first glimpse of Nico :) I like! This should be an interesting story with all these gorgeous guys running around!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Thank you so much for hosting me today!

  4. Mmmm. I know who I would pick--NICO!! Suave, hot, nicely dressed. Yummy! Even if it didn't last long, lol. Excellent book;)


  5. Great excerpt, thank you.


  6. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  7. Had Nico loved and lost or why did he forgot how to love?

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

  8. Thanks everyone for all your comments.

    Lyra, Nico had a wife who died a couple of years ago and he's buried himself in work ever since.

    Nico is quite enticing, but Cole has a hold on Allison that's hard to break. Makes for a tricky love triangle. :)

  9. I like the romance triangle idea.


  10. Another great excerpt, thank you for sharing!


  11. Do you have an author that you admire?

    moonsurfer123 AT gmail dot com

  12. That's a lovely airport first meeting. If I ever go to Italy, I'd like to find that waiting at the airport!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  13. Hee hee! Catherine Lee. I'd love to have someone like Nico waiting for me too.

    Anas - I've been a bookworm all my life, and there are so many authors I love - Agatha Christie, Jack London, Carson McCullers, etc. But now that I am an author I admire Nicholas Sparks from a business/marketing perspective because he has created his very own genre - and it works for him like a charm!

  14. I'll have Nico if Allison doesn't.


  15. Congratulations on the new book! Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Very nice excerpt


  17. I love the cover! Personally, I'm rooting for the Italian! I love Italian men and their accents!

    Best of luck!



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