Wednesday, January 03, 2018


Contemporary Romance
Date Published: November 30, 2017

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After the torment of her childhood, Taya believes in love for everyone … except herself. Some things can’t be untaught.

Beautiful and tough, yet the most private woman anyone has ever met, Taya knows everyone has a past, yet she doesn’t share hers. Her past must remain behind her for her sanity and so the only man she has ever loved will move on with someone who hasn’t been destroyed by those who were supposed to protect her.

Then a threat has her past storming back in and taking over.

After looking into the big, baby blue eyes of the deranged little orphan who was dragged, kicking and screaming, into his home, Levi is determined to be the boy who will teach Taya that not every offered hand will betray her.

Playful and gorgeous, Levi’s first passion is the girl who consumes his heart. His second is serving his country, following in his father’s footsteps. When Levi is deployed overseas, he encourages Taya to spread her wings and pursue her dreams, hoping she will come back to her roots and the man who is waiting for her.

Levi is mistaken.

Taya can’t change who she is and has built a life for herself far away from the only man she will ever love.

Can Levi convince Taya their relationship is worth the fight? Can he force her to overcome her fears and let him in completely? Can Levi prove his love is the freedom she has been searching for?

Levi allowed Taya to control their relationship in the past, but now things have changed. He is taking control back, with or without her consent.


Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yes, that not every disability is insurmountable. With love, understanding and trust we can overcome or learn to manage even the most horrible things that happen to us. I also want readers to know that family isn't always formed with blood. Friends are such an intricate part of our souls they become the family we choose, not the ones we are given.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Yes, there are never enough hours in the days. My characters take over my pages as well as my thoughts and dreams. Some are a pain in the butt and I'm not particularly fond of them in my dreams.

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

I have written five books. Four are published, five is in edits and I'm currently writing book six. This series has six books and then on to the next series. So many thoughts, so little time.

If you had the chance to cast your main characters from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

My main character, Levi, would be the younger version of Colin Farrell. Need I say more than the man is just hot and dirty.

Megan Fox would be my choice for Taya. In all fairness, I don't watch TV or watch many movies so I'm not great at this game.

When did you begin writing?

Three years ago. My four sons grew up and didn't need their mom anymore and now I had twenty-three extra hours in my day.

How long did it take you to complete your first book?

It took me almost a year to write because I had a full-time job and four sons and a husband. Need I say more? Yes, I did it in secret because I was insecure and afraid to tell anyone I was writing. Not sure what they thought I was doing when dinner wasn't on the table and the laundry wasn't getting done and I was leaving for work at five-thirty am.

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

I read three books a week so there are a lot of authors that I love. If I had to name one, it would be Diana Gabaldon. Oh, yeah, and Kristen Ashley and Tillie Cole and . . . stop me!

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Rereading the proof copy. There is no feeling in the world like holding your creation in your hands and then reading it. I keep saying how did I come up with that. Wow, that's pretty good. Damn, I wish I had that guy.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

Heartbreaking, hot, funny, sexy!

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

The last book in the series deals with a topic near and dear to my heart, anorexia nervosa. One of the daughters of my heart that I didn't give birth to is a survivor and she gave me her diaries to read for research. Some research puts your life in perspective.

 About the Author

Anne Marie Citro

Anne Marie Citro grew born and raised in the greater Toronto area of Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a large, loving family. Anne Marie is married to a very patient man. He is the love of her life. They have four very cool sons, and the girls they brought into their family that have become daughters of her heart. She has been blessed enough to finally have a beautiful granddaughter after four sons. She has her own personal gaggle of girlfriends, who enrich her life on a daily basis and make her laugh. Caesar Friday is her favourite day of the week. Caesars with the girls and date night with her hubby. She works with special-needs teenagers that have taught her how to appreciate life and see it through gentler eyes. 

Anne Marie was encouraged by her husband to follow her lifelong dream to write. She loves the characters that take over imagination and haunt her dreams. She loves the arts and she has tried her hand at painting, wood sculpting, chainsaw carving, wood burning, metal and wire sculptures. Yes, her husband is a very patient man! Anne Marie is an avid reader and enjoys about three books per week. But nothing makes her happier then riding on the back of her husband's Harley and throwing her arms out and feeling the wind race by. Anne Marie and her husband take a few weeks every year to travel to spectacular destination around the world. Anne Marie is excited and can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for her life.

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Caroline Clemmons said...

I love your cover for BREAKING DOWN MY WALLS. The book sounds fascinating. Wishing you continued good luck with your writing career.