Friday, June 15, 2012


Marie Astor, Author

Marie Astor and her new release, THIS TANGLED THING CALLED LOVE, are today's features. Marie  is a die-hard romantic who wholeheartedly believes in true love, which is why she writes in the contemporary romance genre. Marie is the author of contemporary romance novels. In addition to THIS TANGLED THING CALLED LOVE, Marie had written LUCKY CHARM, ON THE RIM OF LOVE, and a short story collection, A DRESS IN A WINDOW.

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THIS TANGLED THING CALLED LOVE is a love story about finding one’s perfect match - sometimes following one’s heart is as convoluted as learning the steps of tango.


Twenty-eight-year-old Claire Chatfield has everything a girl could possibly wish for: looks, a promising career at New York’s top architectural firm, and an engagement ring from one of New York’s most eligible heir-bachelors! Life should be a dream, but when Alec Brunell, a sexy tango dancer, moves into the apartment one floor above from Claire’s, he unwittingly awakens Claire’s old insecurities, making her question her life choices. Will Claire brave her fears and allow herself to take a chance on Alec, or will she continue to play it safe?

In order to secure his place as his father’s successor, thirty-three-year-old David Lawson must settle down with a wife befitting the future head of Lawson Enterprises - and who could fit the prerequisite better than the stunningly beautiful and incredibly bright Claire Chatfield? There is just one glitch – David Lawson is in love with another woman – a Hollywood Legend Claudia Block.

A successful tango instructor, Alec Brunell has never lacked for women’s attention, but he finds himself at a loss when faced with his downstairs neighbor, Claire Chatfield. Upon hearing of his occupation, most women swoon with desire, but Claire runs for the door. Still, her iciness only adds fuel to his fire, as Alec is determined to change Claire’s view of him.

THIS TANGLED THING CALLED LOVE is a love story about finding one’s perfect match - sometimes following one’s heart is as convoluted as learning the steps of tango.

Here's and excerpt from THIS TANGLED THING CALLED LOVE:

Back in the safety of her apartment, Claire locked the door behind her. Her face was burning crimson red – she had never lost control like this before.
She stumbled into the kitchen and put on the coffee pot – she was too rattled up to go back to bed now. Mechanically, she poured cereal into a bowl and splashed some milk over it. Taking a bite of her cereal, she cringed as she replayed the encounter in her mind – she could not remember the last time she had been this flustered. She liked to think of herself as a fairly rational person, and yet, just now she had behaved like a complete maniac. First, she had burst into a total stranger’s apartment, and then, she ogled his naked, incredibly muscular torso – at this thought Clair cringed again, hoping that her new neighbor had not noticed this lapse, and then, after he had tried to make small talk despite her unexpected appearance in his apartment, she nearly screamed at him for playing his music too loud. And to top it all off, after he had sincerely apologized, she snubbed his perfectly good-natured offer of a cup of coffee.
Reliving the memory of her embarrassing behavior was enough to make Claire burrow her face in her hands and pull on her hair. She was a grown woman and she knew how to handle tough situations. What on earth made her act like this? Sure, Alec’s devastatingly handsome looks could have been an explanation, but Claire knew full well that it was not the answer. A part of her wished it had been the answer – that would have made things so much simpler. But Claire was in love with David Lawson, and she was not the kind of woman who got smitten by a six-pack, no matter how hard, or dark eyes, no matter how piercing. No, the true reason lay in the music – the sultry, maddening tango music.

Books by Marie Astor:

THIS TANGLED THING CALLED LOVE – a contemporary romance about overcoming one’s inhibitions, learning to tango, and finding one’s true match.

LUCKY CHARM – a humorous contemporary romance about love, luck and friendship.

ON THE RIM OF LOVE – a contemporary romance about the unexpected power of love.

A DRESS IN A WINDOW – a collection of short stories about love, coincidences, and fate.

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1 comment:

Marie Astor said...

Thank you for featuring This Tangled Thing Called Love today!