Author: Annie Jocoby
Series: Fearless #1
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 15, 2014
BOOK ONE OF A PLANNED TRILOGY
BOOK TWO, SECRETS AND LIES, IS AVAILABLE NOW!
*Warning* Strong language and sexual situations. Ends in MAJOR cliffhanger. Not for the faint of heart. :)
Beautiful heiress Dalilah Gallagher, a former child art prodigy, has lost her way. Harsh criticism in her formative years has left her floundering and without the artistic voice that once centered her life. Now, at the age of 20, she has spent the last nine years trying to reclaim what she lost.
Her struggles lead her to the nude-modeling world in New York City, where she hopes she will find her passion for art again. What she finds is surprising: Her artistic voice isn’t gone, merely misplaced.
Luke Roberts has a different problem. Raised by a solid, working-class fisherman in Maine, Luke is a gifted artist struggling to get a foothold in the busy New York City art scene. His gifts attract the attention of a wealthy benefactor, Blake Nottingham, who finds himself fascinated with Dalilah. Nottingham commissions Luke to provide him with a piece of art: A painting of Dalilah.
As the two young artists fall in love, Dalilah finds her artistic voice once more, so she’ll do anything to help Luke find the prominence he deserves. This leads to a dangerous game of deceit that puts Dalilah in Nottingham’s clutches when she tries to manipulate him into helping Luke.
Nottingham isn’t easily manipulated, though, and things go seriously awry for Dalilah. What happens when the manipulated becomes the manipulator?
***This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance. Age groups are 18+. It has some sexually explicit scenes.***
1. What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
I wanted to explore my fantasies regarding finding the perfect billionaire, LOL.
2. When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
I most like characterization and dialogue. I like to get inside my characters’ heads and try to bring out what makes them tick.
3. When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I really enjoy reading thrillers and mysteries, and, sometimes, dark fantasy and horror. Dean R. Koontz, for instance, is one of my favorite authors.
4. If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
Colleen McCullough. I would have loved to work on The Thornbirds with her!
5. Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
I’ve always wanted to write, always. But the actual career of writing didn’t happen until I was in my forties.
Annie Jocoby is the author of 8 contemporary romance novels and 3 New Adult contemporary romance novels. Her motivation to begin writing these novels is that she was interested in writing about rich men who actually love and respect their women. Her heroes are alpha and damaged, yet also genuinely good guys.
Ryan, Nick, Luke and Asher are all complicated characters who have experienced plenty of darkness, yet always seek the light. They would all go to the ends of the earth to protect the women they love. And they’re all sexy, enigmatic, magnetic and great in bed.
All of Annie’s books have things in common: they all combine a touch of mystery and intrigue with drama, love, and lots of hot sex. Some of the books have action and even some criminal elements in them. Her current book, in fact, is her first book that would be classified as straight romantic suspense, although it also combines definite elements of the thriller genre! If you’re in the market for a book that is fast-paced, where the heroes are beautiful and wealthy, and the heroines are strong, vulnerable and flawed, then try these books out!