Monday, April 14, 2014

Book Tour: Inferno of Love

Inferno of Love (Hometown Heroes #2) 
by Allie Boniface


What happens when your soul mate returns after twelve long years – and has no idea who you are?

Aubrey Anderson is a pediatric occupational therapist who’s spent the last twelve years rebuilding her life after a car accident killed her boyfriend and crushed her legs. A series of strokes on the way to the hospital left her with no memory of either the accident or the weeks leading up to it, so when she starts having nightmares she can’t explain, she decides to return to the scene to see if she can piece together her past.

Finn Cavallo is Lindsey Point's resident playboy, owner of a popular bar, and hero of the Cove Fire, when he pulled seven people from a burning building twelve years earlier. But his flirtatious personality hides the heart of a man who lost his soul mate the night of the fire. When Aubrey walks into his bar with no memory of who he is or what they had, he’s stunned – and it takes everything he has not to tell her about the summer they spent falling in love.

It's only a matter of time before bar conversation turns to passion on the beach and more. But when a series of events raises suspicion that Finn himself might have started the Cove Fire, Aubrey is forced to do whatever she can to discover the truth about both their pasts, including going back to the spot where it all began...


Aubrey stared at her glass of wine. "God, I just – I wish I could remember something."
            Finn fell again just like that, watching her catch her bottom lip in her teeth as she mulled over her words. The rhythm of her voice, the way her eyes caught the light…he was nineteen all over again, crushing on another man's girlfriend without a clue of what to do about it.
            Only he wasn't nineteen anymore.
            And Aubrey wasn't here with another man.
            Forget it. He was done thinking. He moved from around the bar without a word, and as he closed the distance between them, she slipped from her stool, moving toward him and landing in his arms like she'd been there all this time. His hand went to the back of her head, cupping it and easing it closer. Her chin lifted, and he caught her mouth with his, loving the way her breath hitched in her throat. She melted into him, the warmth of her curves searing his skin and soaking into the very core of him. His eyes closed.
            He slid his tongue over her bottom lip, taking it slow, waiting for her to step back or break the connection. She didn't. A minute passed, then another. The kiss deepened, and he wasn't sure who pressed first, who wanted more urgently, but it didn't matter. Their tongues met, twisting over and under, delicious and wet and so hot he could barely stand it. Her hands moved from his shoulders to his waist to slide down the back of his jeans and pull him close, closer, until he knew she could feel the way he rose under her touch, wanting her like no other woman he'd ever been with.
            "Oh, Finn…" she said into his mouth, and the words set him on fire. He couldn't wait, couldn't hold back one more second. His palm skimmed down her dress and beneath it, to the swell of her ass and skin so smooth he wanted to taste it. She rose onto her toes, and her mouth crushed his until she pulled her lips away and moved them to his neck and his jaw line and up to his ear, leaving a breathy trail every place she touched.
            "Listen, we  – " know each other. We've done this before. He had to tell her. Didn't he?
            "I don't want to talk."

The Author

Allie Boniface was born and raised in a tiny community in upstate New York, which probably 

explains her fascination with the magic of small town life. She currently teaches high school English in the lower Hudson Valley, where she lives with her husband and two furry felines. She is the author of six contemporary romance novels; Inferno of Love is the second in her Hometown Heroes series. Allie loves chatting with other authors and readers and can be found around the Web (visit her on Facebook or Twitter, and stop by her blog to check out the latest news). She loves attending writers' conferences, giving workshops, swapping stories, and generally talking about romance. Allie loves stories set in small towns and is a firm believer in the power of love and the emotions that connect us all!

Give us a bit of your background (where are you from, your family, traveling adventures)
I'm a born and bred New Yorker, though I've lived in the Midwest (Ohio) and New England (Rhode Island) at various points. Right now I'm located in the lower Hudson Valley, about an hour north of NYC, with my husband. I teach high school English full time and write (try to find the time!) on the side. Hubby and I are avid travelers and vacation as often as we can. This year we have 2 big trips planned: Alaska and Iceland. I love finding inspiration in other places!

Most writers are readers. What are some of the books you have on your nightstand and/or on your "must read" list?
Authors on my "must read" list include Stephen King (I just finished Doctor Sleep), Jodi Picoult, and John Green. 3 different genres and 3 talented storytellers. I love getting lost in the worlds and the characters they create.

What is your favorite genre to write?
I love writing romance/women's fiction because I love happy endings!

What is your favorite genre to read?
I mostly read women's fiction and literary fiction because I love the language of a really good storyteller.

Why do you choose to write clean/sweet romance?  Do you write steamy romance as well?
My stories fall somewhere between PG-13 and R, so they're on the sensual side, but I do close the bedroom door when it comes time for the characters to be alone together. For me, the emotional side of a relationship is more interesting and complex to write about. I love the element of falling in love, and that's what I choose to focus my writing on. Sex is important & invaluable in romantic relationships, of course, but I prefer alluding to its intimacy rather than spelling it out for readers.

What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?
Making stories come alive, and hearing from readers about how much they enjoy those stories! There's nothing like it.

How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
Many of my characters and situations (and settings!) are based on people and places I've known. careful! You never know when you might end up in one of my books!

What are the elements of a great romance for you?
Characters you care about, obstacles that seem insurmountable, and love that surpasses everything!

Please share about your book
This is the second book in the Hometown Heroes series, set in the fictional coastal town of Lindsey Point, Connecticut. I describe it as "heartbroken playboy meets recovering amnesiac" and really, it's about two people who met and fell in love as teens but then, because of terrible circumstances, were separated for the next twelve years. When they reconnect, my heroine has no idea who the hero is or what he once meant to her.

If you could sum your main character into five words, what would they be?        
Finn – Flirtatious bartender hiding past pain
Aubrey – Recovering amnesiac seeking the truth

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?
Inferno of Love is about lovers reunited, about soul mates reconnecting despite time and circumstances. It is about waiting for your one true love and believing against all odds that s/he will return to you!

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Follow the tour:
April 1: Karen Docter's Blog: Author Interview
April 2: My Devotional Thoughts: Spotlight
April 3: Mythical Books: Top 10 List
April 7: A Writer's Life: Author Interview
April 8: Every Free Chance Book Reviews: Spotlight
April 9: Reviews By Molly: Review
April 10: Roxy's Reviews: Review
               Books and Fandom: Spotlight
April 14: Clean Romance Reviews: Interview
April 15: Deal Sharing Aunt: Review
April 16: That Girl Reads: Review

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