Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hearts of Fire by L.H. Cosway - Blog Tour + Author Interview



Release Date: March 9th



The Circus Spektakul√§r is proud to present Jack McCabe: Fire-breather, knife-thrower, risk-taker. 

My house burned down when I was just a boy, robbing me of both my parents.
Now I breathe fire, eat the poison that almost killed me.

Crowds come to see me night after night. Men for the spectacle, women for the thrill. I’m an oddity to be stared at and desired. With each flame I spit, I risk my life.
I wear scars on my body that will never go away, but the scars inside my head are far more difficult to overlook.

My brother doesn’t know me, and if I have it my way he never will.

Life was going exactly the way I’d planned until Lille came along. She wanted to run away with the circus, have an adventure, but this world was never meant for her.
I try to keep her safe, because she doesn’t know the dangers that are out here on the road. She doesn’t know the monsters that lurk behind the bright lights of the ring. In truth, I could be considered one of them.

We were fashioned from different cloths, never intended to mix. So I watch her. I try not to touch, even when her eyes invite me.
Join us in the Spiegeltent and let us give you a show. Allow my Lille to draw a picture for you in paint and sweat and skin.

The truest love is always the hardest to let in.


This is a standalone romance that tells the story of Jack McCabe, Jay Fields’ long lost, presumed dead brother. It is not necessary to have read Six of Hearts in order to enjoy Hearts of Fire.



Excerpt:

“Oh,” I said and tightened the towel around me again. When I turned, Jack’s gaze wandered from
my wet temples, along the side of my cheek, and down my neck before finally settling in the region of my chest. I felt touched. Hot and flushed. I looked up at him from under my lashes and he met my eyes then. There was something intense about the way he looked at me, but again, it could have all been my active and fatally hopeful imagination.

“Got a nice little look at you earlier,” he said and I seriously thought I might die of mortification. My skin prickled with awareness.
“What?” I replied, my voice so, so quiet.

He didn’t say anything for a second, just hummed low in his throat and it was the sexiest sound I’d heard, possibly ever. Then he took my hand into his. I’d taken the bandage off, but I still had a red burn mark down the centre of my palm. Holding it up, he seemed fascinated as he ran a finger down it gently. 

It only stung a tiny bit, and the combination of him touching me and the sting caused a strange tingling between my legs. Yep, my vagina was definitely on Team McCabe, even if my brain was waving around big red BEWARE signs like a maniac.

His mouth moved and there was something intrigued in his expression, like he just figured out he’d 
aroused me and it both interested and surprised him. He moved closer, eating up my space…and just stared at me.
And man, could he stare. I felt like he was telling me a silent story and it was captivating.

“Could I get by you, please? I need to go get dressed,” I said, breaking the quiet. It could have been 
minutes or hours that I was standing there, but I’d never know. Time moved in strange patterns when I was around this man.

About the Author:


L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.


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Interview:
Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before: 
Looking back, I feel like I didn’t know anything about publishing when I first started out. After just over three years in the business, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. Here are the biggest things I wish I knew about being an author that I didn’t know before…

1.) Unless you’re a Photoshop wizard or an experienced graphic designer, don’t try to design your own covers. Just don’t. I learned this lesson the hard way.
2.) Be careful when selecting stock photography. Sometimes the pictures can be shiny and pretty on the surface but completely inaccurate. I once used a picture of a violinist and later discovered he was holding the violin the wrong way. I ended up having to re-design the whole cover days before the release date.
3.) Social media cannot be ignored! My entire first year of publishing I just wanted to write books and shunned most social media sites. I didn’t even have a Facebook page. I soon learned that in order for people to know that your books exist, you’ve got to be social. No matter how reclusive we writers can be at times.
4.) Start a mailing list right from the beginning. Put the sign up-link everywhere. I really wish I had known this one starting out.
5.) And lastly, I wish I had of known to slap a sexy naked man on my book covers. Or have some combination of billionaire/stepbrother in the title. It would have made a world of difference.


Giveaway:

The author is giving away (open internatonally):

1st prize: Hearts of Fire tote bag

 - Signed copy of Six of Hearts

- Signed copy of Hearts of Fire

- Hearts of Fire pocket mirror

2nd prize: Signed copy of Hearts of Fire

- Hearts of Fire pocket mirror

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