Ginger Halloway: Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for letting us stop by!
Lance Franklin: Yes, ma’am. Thank you kindly.
Devika: Ginger, as it’s ladies first, please tell me a bit about yourself. Where do you live? And what do you do for a living?
Ginger: I live in San Francisco. My friends call me a fashionista. (Laughs.) I guess I’m an average woman. I hang out with my friends. I love to read any book I can get my hands on, and I’m a bit of a fact nerd. I also write songs in my spare time.
For now, I’m working as a secretar--
(Lance clears his throat.)
Ginger: (Blushes.) Pardon me…executive assistant. But I have some other aspirations as well.
Devika: I see. And who or what are The Misfits?
Ginger: Ah, the girls. That’s me and my group of friends – there’s Nicole, Sharon, Merry, Jessica and Valerie. Well, I have Laura too, but we’ve known each other from childhood.
Anyway, the six of us are real close, have been tight ever since we met in college. We were all rejected from a specific sorority, and just decided to keep hanging out after that. Truthfully, I think Nicky only tried to join that thing out of some dare or joke. It’s just not her style.
Devika: I heard you and Lance met under unusual circumstances. Want to fill me in on that?
Ginger: (Shares a look with her man.) Sure. Um, so this is what happened. I guess I was at a somewhat desperate point in my life. I wasn’t good at dating or anything. A study for a miracle drug came around, and I decided to participate. It was supposed to make us irresistible to the opposite sex. To make a long story short, I set up some short dates with a bunch of dudes and it turned into a real nightmare. Before long I was being chased out of the bar and down the street. Thankfully, Lance jumped in and got me to safety.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. Lance, tell me, how did you know that Ginger’s the one?
Lance: (He grins.) Well, she was unlike any woman I’d ever met before. Gorgeous and sweet…and yeah, I might have a weakness for red hair. (Toys with a strand of his girlfriend’s wavy hair as she giggles.)
Devika: You’re actually leading quite different lives, aren’t you? What would you say you do have in common?
Ginger: It’s true that he’s a tech billionaire and I’m just me. But somehow it works.
Lance: She’s not kidding. I think it’s that we have the same values and share a similar sense of humor. But, listen, Ginger is selling herself short. Tell her about your dreams, sugar.
Ginger: (Smiles.) I’m hoping to make it as a singer, if I can.
Lance: (Kisses Ginger’s hand.) I have no doubts. She’s a fantastic dancer too.
Devika: Sounds promising. And Ginger, would you say you’re a typical redhead, character-wise?
Ginger: I’m not sure what that means. (Laughs.) If you’re talking about feistiness, I guess I’ve had my moments. Usually, I try to keep a level head. But if someone tries to hurt the one I care about, they’ll regret it.
Devika: Do you agree, Lance? How would you describe Ginger in three words? And yourself in three words too?
Lance: Kind, loyal and dynamic. She has this natural charisma that most people are drawn to. I think that’s why she’ll have no trouble winning over a music producer.
(He frowns, rubbing his chin.) For myself…my top words would be determined, protective, and hardworking.
Ginger: (Squeezes his hand.) He’s being modest. Lance is incredibly generous.
Devika: Thanks so much for stopping by, Ginger and Lance. I wish you all the best. *waves*
About the Book
Similar to: a sexy version of Love Potion Number 9 meets Cinderella
Tagline: With more attention than she ever imagined, how can she tell if this is real or a fantasy?
Chased by a group of angry men. Saved by quite a hunk.
This is not the résumé Ginger Halloway ever imagined having. But thanks to a miracle pill, which makes her size 22 body instantly sexy, that’s what happened.
Yet, now Lance Franklin is showing interest in her, and she can’t figure out if he really likes her for her, or if it’s just because of a bizarre drug.
And her wild bunch of friends, The Misfits…well, they’re always getting her into some interesting situations.
So, yep, business as usual. Except for the guy. What the hell should she do about him?
As for Lance, he believes he’s lucky to have found Ginger. But can he convince her they should go for it?
With some new attention from the hottest guy she’s ever met, Ginger can’t help but wonder…is this all too good to be true?
(CONTENT WARNING: Watch for foul language, steamy scenes, and a pesky yet messy ability to choke on your dinner while laughing. If you’ve come expecting just a lighthearted, slapstick romance, you may not get that here. The author approaches sensitive topics in the best way she knows how. Just be prepared for all the feels to be deeper than usual for this genre – an emotional romantic comedy. No unruly cliffhangers, HEA guaranteed.)
Themes: Body Positivity, Kindness Matters
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Multi-genre author of Victorian maritime romance/family saga, Heiresses in Love, and 18 other books. Reached the Top 10 Authors list on AuthorsDB.com for the last 4 years. Listed as one of TOP 5 Authors Who Write Compelling Romance on Wiki Ezvid. BLUE VISION made the TOP 10 on the Science Fiction and Fantasy category of the 2019 P&E Readers' Poll, and also reached TOP 10 status in the Romance category. Featured interview in the January 2018 issue of Womelle Magazine. BLOOD INSTINCTS reached TOP 10 status in the Romance category of the 2018 P&E Readers' Poll. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART reached the semi-finalist round in the 2018 AuthorsDB Book Cover Contest. Voted TOP BLOGGER for 2018 on the Romance Lives Forever Blog. TOP 20 Authors of 2018 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART was nominated and made it past the first round in the 2018 Author Academy Awards. UPON YOUR LOVE and THE MISSING PIECE placed in the TOP 10 on the 2017 P&E Readers' Poll. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART was nominated for the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards. The I Love Romance Blog became a finalist in StartDating DK's Romance Blog Awards of 2017. ILRB landed on Feedspot’s 2017 TOP 100 Novel Blogs and TOP 100 Romance Blogs. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART placed in the TOP 10 Books of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. TOP 20 Authors of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. Mystery Blogger Award for 2017. A to Z Blog Challenge Survivor in 2016. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title - winner of the "Broken Heart" themed contest and the "I Love You" themed contest on Poetry Universe. SECOND CHANCE HEART and A LITTLE MAGICK placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers' Poll. Nominated in the TRR Readers' Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial's Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader's Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013, 2014 and 2016. 2013 and 2014 Amazon Bestseller Ranking for the first edition of UPON YOUR RETURN. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and two cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 21 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, romantic comedy, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. An avid blogger on the side, she writes adult fiction, as well as occasional stories for children, and has recently started some young adult fiction. She also contributed to several anthologies. Though she has some standalone titles on the market, her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series, The Misfits Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.
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