Monday, March 18, 2013

Goddess Fish VBT - Venetian Love Knots by Normandie Alleman

Venetian Love Knots

by Normandie Alleman


Normandie will award a "Venetian Love Knots” gift pack which includes a Tote Bag and T-Shirt (winner's size) with the cover graphic and a $30 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (international giveaway). Be sure to follow the tour and comment to better you chances of winning!



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?

Excerpt: (erotic content)


Upstairs, as they tumbled into his room, Cole warned her, “Allison, you are going to have to trust me tonight. Do you think you can do that?”


“Oh, yes!” she cried between his kisses, barely catching her breath.


“Okay, then hold on just a minute, baby. Do you want anything to drink? Do you have to go to the bathroom?” he asked.


“No, why?” she asked, her head clearing a little.


“Because I am going to tie you up,” he said. Then he bit her lip, fondling one of her breasts. Abruptly, he walked away, leaving her standing, shocked.


Allison wasn’t sure she’d heard him correctly. She needed to sit down. Wait, maybe she did need to go to the bathroom. Yes, then she could sit down. And go to the bathroom. Tie her up? Was he serious?


Allison knew Cole, and he didn’t kid around about things like this. What was she going to do? Well, she would let him do it, of course. She let Cole do…anything? That was why he had said she would have to trust him. She did trust him. She trusted him not to hurt her. At least physically. Emotionally, now that was a different story…


Okay, she could do this. It might be fun.


Cole had returned with some white silky ropes and a rakish grin. He looked like he was really going to enjoy this. Maybe a little too much. How long had he been planning this? Did he do this all the time? Allison wasn’t brave enough to ask that last question.


“Are you scared? You don’t need to be scared, babe. I promise I won’t hurt you.” He laughed. “Unless you want me to.”




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



  1. grrr....cole's making me angry now...He just seems so controlling! Team Nico all the way!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  2. A cowboy with a rope - Allison doesn't sound too sure.


  3. Thanks for sharing! I'm all pumped for the book right now!!!


  4. Hi London! Thanks so much for hosting me today.

    I'm glad y'all are excited about the book, and I think everyone is definitely Team Nico, though Cole does know what he's doing in the bedroom...

  5. Cole is annoying.


  6. How many drafts did you make before the final novel?

    shadowrunner1987 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Ami. I'm not sure. This book had a long history so I'd say at least 8 - Lol! It started out much shorter because I wrote it originally for a Valentine's Day anthology call. When I submitted it, it got lost in cyberspace. Months later when I inquired about it, the editors had never received it so they asked me to submit it for a single title. That allowed me to make it a longer story. At that point the book was a bit different than it is now so I had to make some re-writes to make it fit into the romance genre a little better. Before it had more mystery, in my opinion. It's a better book now with the changes but I liked really shocking the reader. hee hee. There are still some twists I don't think you'll see coming though...

  7. What is your favorite scene in the story?

    lyra.lucky7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Hi Lyra. My favorite is probably the love scene between Allison and Cole in his room after the wedding. Their relationship is so complex, and I liked how the writing turned out for that section of the book.

      But I think readers like the Nico scenes the best. ;)

  8. This sounds really good. I hope she ends up with the right guy.

  9. This book looks really hot!! It is definitely going on my TBR pile!!

  10. Thanks - I'm glad you're excited about the book. This one was really fun to write, and I even outlined a sequel the other day. More Allison and her man - the next one taking place in Paris. Now I just need to go there to research it...

  11. Nice excerpt


  12. 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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