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Into the Fire
Gorgeous Entourage #1
Releasing on January 30, 2016
Despite everything I’ve done for my parents, I’ll never
be good enough for them. Instead of seeing a man to be proud of, they just see
an embarrassment. I served four tours in Afghanistan but that doesn’t mean
anything to them. They only see the ink, the party life, and my short stint in
And nothing else.
When they were in trouble, I handed over my life savings.
I didn’t think twice about it because they’re my family, my blood. They raised
me to be my own man and gave me everything I needed. It didn’t matter that it
was every penny I had. It didn’t matter that the money was set aside for my
future. My dreams.
Because they needed me.
But now they refuse to pay me back until I become the man
they think I should be.
I have an unusual professional.
I escort men, acting as their date to family functions or
work parties. It’s my job to act deeply in love with my client. And I always
But it’s not what you think.
I’m not a prostitute.
I’m not a call girl.
I’m an actress.
Get it right.
There are strict rules when it comes to my profession.
There is no touching, kissing, or anything but hand-holding. Those who choose
not to comply will get a swift kick in the nuts.
But all this goes to hell when Ash walks into my life.
Do you have a favorite book to movie adaptation?
The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. Those movies are so awesome, and those books are also awesome. The movies deviate from the books a few times, but they were stunning anyway. I know it’s not romance, unless you count Arwen and Aragorn, but it’s still a great movie.
What is the one place you would love to travel to?Greece. I’ve always been interested in Greek mythology and to be immersed in that ancient world would be the coolest thing ever. Every picture I see looks breathtaking. And I bet it’d inspire me to write another book. =)
Do you read much, and if so, who are your favorite authors?
Do I read much??? Haha! You’re funny.
So, I’m in love with a lot of different authors. Aurora Rose Reynolds is one of my top picks. I lived her Until Series, and I’ve reread some of her books. I also love Georgia Cates. I read her Beauty From Pain Series twice. That was pretty amazing. The Filthy Billionaire Trilogy by Meghan March was awesome. I love her writing style. She writes amazing smut, but she writes it so well. I just read Big Rock by Lauren Blakely. Ah-Maz-Ing. I could go on forever so I’ll shut my mouth now.
What was the hardest scene you have ever had to write? In one of my books, The Forever and Always Series, the hero is stabbed in an alleyway. He gets to the hospital to be treated but he’s lost so much blood and a few of his organs are lacerated. His wife is in the waiting room, terrified she may never see her husband again. The hero starts coding and he isn’t going to survive. But then the two of them have a supernatural moment, when their souls unite together and somehow give him the strength to live. I don’t write paranormal stuff, so that was a different twist. And to write a scene where one member of the relationship may lose their spouse…is difficult.
How long does it take to find the RIGHT cover for your books?
Not too long. I have a really great photographer, Sara Eirew, and she has new photos literally every single day so there’s a lot to choose from. And sometimes I’ll just talk to her about my book and she’ll find something that fits it perfectly, like magic. **Waves wand around like Harry Potter**
What have you found the most challenging in writing your books?
Writing alpha males that are strong and possessive, but not so borderline that they come off as a jerk. I struggled with that for Into The Fire, but Ash ended up turning out to be lovable and adorable while also being cocky and sometimes arrogant. i think readers will like him.
Into the Fire was a quick paced, sexy romance. Ash is a war vet who has a dream to open his own tattoo shop. Unfortunately, his parents won’t give him the money back he loaned them until he shows them he is settling down, preferably with a wife and kids. Now, he needs to find one to convince his parents he is being more responsible. But, where will he find this perfect woman? This is where the beautiful Alessandra enters the picture. She’s an escort, but not that kind. She just poses as her clients’ girlfriend…nothing more. When the two meet, there’s an instant attraction. But, he doesn’t do relationships, and Alessandra doesn’t date her clients. Their arrangement should be ideal, right? Nope…as the two continue spending time together to convince his parents that they are dating, they find that they actually like each other, but if sex enters the picture, how will that change? Because you just know once Ash gets you into his bed, all bets are off!!
I must admit I was not a fan of Ash. He was arrogant and self-centered. He knew he was sexy, and I like self-confidence in a man, but he came across with a massive ego. Now, I will admit I enjoyed his naughty mouth, but I swear there were times I wanted to slap the crap out of him, but Alessandra put him in his place quick. Oh, she knew he was hotter than he**, but she let him think he was definitely not her type. I loved seeing her bring Ash down to his knees, and finally, when she did, I ended up liking Ash.
There was a good bit of angst and drama in the book, but there had to be just because of Ash’s personality. The man is so stubborn even when a great thing is standing right in front of him. I, myself, like angst and drama in my romances. I like a love you have to work for, and these two really had to work to attain their HEA. I enjoyed reading the book. It was a fast read. The only thing I thought could have been different was that at times, the story was too fast paced. But, I loved the romance, and I am looking forward to reading more in the series.
Amazon Bestselling author, E. L. Todd, was
raised in sunny California where she still lives today, claiming it’s the best
place in the country. Easily hypothermic and hateful of the cold, she prefers
to be warm all year round. She attended California State University, Stanislaus
and received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, but still pursued
her dream to be a writer. She’s written several novels and many series’, and
her imagination can’t seem to stop. She tries to find the good in people and
she exploits that in her writing, proving that people can make mistakes and
rise above their past.
Her hobbies include sunbathing, swimming, eating at Surf
Taco in San Diego, reading, and learning everything she can about
hippopotamuses’, her favorite creature. Her greatest dream is to make people
forget about the harshness of reality and dive into a good story with lovable
people. When fans tell her they love her work, it gives her the greatest sense