Build Us Your Ideal Story with Fiona Archer
Hi, lovelies! I’m Fiona Archer, writer of erotic romantic suspense and iced coffee addict. Oh, and I love sparkly eye-shadow. What can I say, I was a teenager in the 80s and some things stay with a girl no matter what.
J’aimee is a doll for inviting me to hang out with you today. Thanks, J’aimee! I’ll try to behave, but no promises. AusRomToday has the awesome “Build Us Your Ideal Story” concept, so I’m going to rock that with you. And what a cool way to introduce you to my new book release, Craving Justice, Sons of Sydney 1!
Hmm, let’s see here…I’ll take:
$4 Sweep-you-off-your-feet first meeting
Now, lovelies, when you read Craving Justice you’ll see how this is such a fitting choice. My hero, Seth, is all alpha and confident—but not afraid to laugh at himself. My heroine Harper is a klutz but tires to bluff that away with total sass.
Hint of what’s to come: She steals his balance and he steals her breath.
$3 Conflict that forces personal growth
Perfect characters are boring. I want a hero and heroine I can relate to in some way and feel them grow and adapt as the story unfolds. Seth has some serious baggage he’s carrying around from his time as a street kid in Sydney. Harper’s wealthy family views her as the out-of-step black sheep. Both of them have issues of where they belong and a need to prove their worth.
Hint of what’s to come: What Seth feels compelled to prove about himself leads to deeper, grittier insecurity.
$3 Emotion connection to characters
Don’t you want a heroine you could befriend, go and have coffee with? Whose infectious laughter and warm openness suck you in and keep you laughing by her side. And an alpha hot hero who has the hidden vulnerability thing going on that just melts you heart—while still leaving you giddy at the thought of what happens in the bedroom…or on the lounge…or the…
Hint of what’s to come: Harper and Jinx’s discussion on the application of mascara. Every woman will nod their head and laugh. And when Seth’s past catches up with him and rips open old, never-healed wounds.
There’s my $10, lovelies. I could have chosen different ways to spend my money, but I picked three choices of what I love in a story. Have a tempted you to get to know Seth and Harper better? Here’s the blurb of Craving Justice, Sons of Sydney 1, to leave you in no doubt.
Craving Justice, Sons of Sydney 1
Four Aussies in Seattle
As an unseen enemy takes aim
Four must stand as one for Justice to survive.
A man branded by his past
Seth Justice is tall, daring and dangerous. The former street kid from Sydney owns a thriving technology company in Seattle. But he has bigger goals―or should that be ghosts?―that drive him harder. On the verge of selling his business for a fortune, he’s celebrating when Harper Fox, daughter of the buyer, tumbles into his arms. The curvy café owner enchants him with her sassy personality. Soon they move from easy banter to a night of passion that reveals a sweet vulnerability in the soft-hearted woman.
A woman determined to control her future
After a lifetime of her domineering father’s scorn and rejection, Harper dances to her own beat. She has her café and surrounds herself with a chosen family of her eccentric staff and close friends. While she’s mostly content… her heart aches for more. But Harper has been burned before and doesn’t trust easily. That is, until a man with a panty-melting Aussie accent and a commanding stare entices her to take a chance—on him. When Seth takes charge in the bedroom and ties her control in knots, he awakens a need in Harper that leaves her hungry for more.
A new beginning worth fighting for
When an unseen enemy attacks the new life Seth and his brothers have built, the ensuing disaster tests not only his developing relationship with Harper, but also threatens to sever the last remaining bonds with his brothers. As Seth struggles to protect everything and everyone he loves, he has to determine if Harper is his enemy’s target—or accomplice.