Thursday, November 7, 2013

November Author of the Month: A.m. Hargrove

~Synopsis ~

Adult Contemporary Romance--Not appropriate for younger readers.

Alexia Hammond, broken and destroyed by a tragedy she can’t seem to recover from, is on a downward spiral toward destruction. A life of partying, alcohol, drugs and men has brought her near the edge of disaster. That is until one night while at work as a waitress in an upscale restaurant, she falls under the spell of one of her customers, Pearce Middleton. Once she gazes into his smoky gray eyes, her life takes on new meaning. But can she put her past behind her and allow herself to fall for the exciting and gorgeous Pearce, or will her lewd behavior come back to haunt her and ruin her chances of happiness forever?


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An Edge Novel

Their trial relationship was meant to last six months, but things didn’t quite work out the way they planned...

Justin Middleton, who has left a string of broken hearts across the state of South Carolina, has only one thing on his mind, and that’s winning Terri Mitchell’s heart in six months. That’s all the time she’s given him...six short months. If he can’t do it by then, they’ll go their separate ways.

Terri Mitchell knows she’s lost her mind when she even suggested this harebrained scheme. She finally thinks her heart is on the mend from her past encounter with Justin. However, when he shows up at her house late one night looking deliciously sexy and irresistible, her iron will to fight him vanishes and the words tumble from her lips before she’s barely aware of what she’s done.

Within weeks, both of them find themselves passionately involved, but when Terri’s brother, Preston, shows up, mysterious things begin to happen, turning their blissful world into something dark and dangerous.


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Preston Mitchell, undercover DEA agent, has led a life of danger and obscurity. Knowing his job would never allow a normal relationship, he’s never opened himself up to any woman...that is until the lovely Avery Middleton stumbles into his life.

To the outsider, Avery has it all...wealth, family, connections and a great job. But on the inside, she’s miserable. Her social life is in the dumpster, the kooky gal next door has some zany plans for her and her selfish mother drives Avery to the point of insanity. Her only salvation is to get out of Charleston and start a new life. So that’s precisely what she does. She moves to Seattle and steps right into the path of hot and sexy, Preston.

Unfortunately for both of them, Avery ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is now running for her life. But she’s not alone. She has a gorgeous DEA agent protecting her and suddenly finds herself irresistibly captivated by him. There’s only one problem. Preston carries more than his share of mental baggage, courtesy of his job. His covert missions have put him in places and situations he can barely stand to think about. Avery rocks Preston’s world because she is nothing like anyone he’s ever met and something extraordinary begins to happen between them. But can their love survive in this world, where danger, intrigue and deception lurk on every corner?


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* This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance with Mature content that is not suitable for younger readers.

Riviera Benson’s past has been nothing but horrific. It’s filled with secrets that she intends to keep tightly locked away...terrifying secrets that keep her awake at night...that prevent her from getting close to anyone...anyone that is, until her work as a muralist drives her into the arms of the hot and sexy Shan.

Benjamin Shandon, owner of Shandon Homes, works like a thousand demons are chasing him...because perhaps they are. His business has boomed, ever since the forest fire swept through the canyon and destroyed hundreds of million dollar homes. He demands excellence in everything...from his employees to his women. He slows down for nothing, keeping a schedule that no sane person would want. But Riviera interrupts everything, twisting his guts inside out, and wedging her way into his heart, destroying a promise he made to himself.

Will they let their pasts control their future, or will they decide to let go and allow their hearts to discover each other’s?


~ Upcoming Release ~
~ Synopsis ~
A male Romance Author… a convention in Vegas… a female book blogger… a goal to lose her virginity… what happens when you mix all the above?

Fallon McKinley is headed to Vegas for the Wicked Wenches Romance Con and losing her virginity is only one of her goals. The other is to meet her favorite author of romance novels, R.T. Sinclair. What she doesn’t realize is that the sexy green-eyed god she rams into at the airport is the real R.T. When they keep running into each other, she’s shocked, but excited, because the attraction is irresistible.

Ryland Thomas Sinclair doesn’t want anyone to know his true identity. He’s the author that all women love, but everyone thinks he’s a female. He hides his persona behind the public face of his twin sister, keeping his own a secret. But after meeting the lovely Fallon, his intentions to avoid a relationship come to a screeching halt. She’s put an unwanted kink into his perfectly laid out plans. His unusual reaction surprises him because after a heart-shredding breakup a few years ago, he’s managed to avoid women at all costs.

Resisting Fallon becomes more difficult than he imagines. Soon things are spiraling out of control, until a major miscommunication has Fallon walking out of his home and his life. Will Ryland Thomas succeed in losing the woman he loves? Or can he win her back?

~ A.m. Hargrove's Top 3's ~
Top 3 favorite books-  Totally NOT fair!! Ok...I'm getting around this by doing series, LOL...and I'm not ranking them! So here goes. I absolutely adore the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning, The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by JR Ward and The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost.
 Top 3 favorite movies- Again--NO FAIR! I love Sci-Fi so I'm going with the new Star Treks with Chris Pine. And I love the Star Wars movies...old and new. And then I'm going with the Harry Potter movies. For such in-depth books, particularly the last 2, they did a brilliant job of capturing the true essence of the books. I can watch those movies over and over again. And I'm going to throw in Pride and Prejudice just because it's so romantic. 
 Top 3 sexiest men- Chris Hemsworth, Gerard Butler-- only 3, huh? Dayam! Henry Cavill has to be in there too.
 Top 3 favorite alcohol drinks- VODKA! Martinis, Grey Goose, extra dirty, with extra olives. Lemon drop shooters. Vodka with club soda and double lime.
 Top 3 favorite scenes to write- Hehe... Steamy ones, of course. I love to write the suspenseful ones too that involve the creepy characters. I've always loved that...sort of the psycho characters. And then I love writing humor too. So any scene containing comedy.
 Top 3 favorite foods- Chocolate, coffee, ice cream. In that order.
 Top 3 favorite songs- Nothing Else Matters by Metallica is my number 1. I LOVE Metallica. If you had asked me this 2 weeks ago, my answers would be different but Pearl Jam just released the single Sirens as a sneak to their new album Lightening Bolt that releases later this year. And it's epic. I love Eddie Vedder's voice and this song is damn amazing. And I recently discovered this awesome Indie Alt Rock group called She Said Fire. They've released an EP called Boom and I LOVE all the songs on it. One of them is featured in my next book, Exquisite Betrayal. It's called Better Ways and it's such a cool song. When I first heard it I was blown away because it totally fit into the picture of what I was writing. So, I have to put it in the book. I ended up connecting with Joshua Hawksley, the lead singer, and he's super cool and was great about allowing me to use the lyrics in the book. Anyway, She Said Fire has a diverse sound and I totally fell in love with them. 
 Top 3 favorite couples- Bones and Kat...and I might be spelled Cat now that I'm thinking of it.  Mac and Barrons and I'm going to have to stick with Joss and Braden. They had such amazing chemistry that just hopped right off the pages.

Top 3 steamiest book scenes- Any sex scene--and I mean ANY-- between Bones and Kat. (Night Huntress Series.) The sex scene between Zsadist and Bella when she was in her needing in Lover Awakened; the sex scene between Joss and Braden when they get back together in On Dublin Street.
 Top 3 favorite authors- Seriously, this is NOT a fair question, haha! I have WAY too many to talk about here. Can I take the 5th?
~ Author Bio ~
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include Kissing Fire, Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, the series the Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, Beginnings and reEmergent), Dark Waltz and the upcoming release Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups.
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