Saturday, September 1, 2018

$40 Amazon gift card and contemporary romance author Claire Marti

If you enjoy fresh, sexy beach reads featuring strong heroes and passionate heroines, you'll love this next author.

Claire Marti started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress.

Claire's award winning debut novel, Second Chance in Laguna, won best unpublished contemporary romance in the Heart of the Molly and third place in the Maggie and was a Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance in the Stiletto Contest.

At Last in Laguna, the second book in the series, is garnering major praise and is available now. Book #3 in the Laguna series, Sunset in Laguna, just released days ago!

Returning to Laguna Beach after four tours in the Middle East, Christian Wolfe leaves the military behind and buys a wine bar, vowing to keep his life simple. He fights to keep his devastating PTSD a secret and refuses to burden anyone else with his baggage. When stunning Kelly Prescott and her red stilettos saunter into town, she drives him past the bonds of his self-control.

Successful in her father’s stuffy law firm, Kelly’s too compassionate to survive in the cutthroat world of corporate litigation. Leaving behind both family and courtroom drama, she moves to Laguna to become general counsel for a nonprofit veterans’ organization.

She didn’t bargain on a gorgeous modern-day Heathcliff, and in Christian, she sees another kind of challenge—one she can’t resist.

Still curious about the author? Time for an interview with Claire...

What inspires you to write?
I love telling stories and if I can provide an escape for readers from their daily life, I'm happy!

How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
I would say 4-6 months. My books are contemporary romances and the first three are @50k words.

What are you working on right now?
I've got a new series and a few agents are reading the full manuscript now. I'm really excited. In the meanwhile, I'm researching a mainstream fiction novel featuring a love triangle set in 1920's Paris.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
Make yourself sit in the chair for a specific amount of time, regardless if you are feeling inspired. Writing requires so much discipline and getting into the habit of doing it on a regular schedule. It's easy to give up, but keep going!

What's a book written by another author everyone should read in their lifetime?
Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast is my favorite book of all time.

So who wants to win something?!

Claire Marti and I have partnered up to give away a $40 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

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This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


About Me

I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
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