Wednesday, December 19, 2018

$40 Amazon gift card and the return of romance author Claire Marti

If you enjoy fresh, sexy beach reads, then join me in welcoming Claire Marti back to the blog!

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Claire's award winning debut novel, Second Chance in Laguna, won best unpublished contemporary romance in the Heart of the Molly and third place in the Maggie and was a Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance in the Stiletto Contest.

Claire has a contemporary, self-assured style to her writing and character development. Her characters are smart, independent, and quick-witted. You'll enjoy reading about them immediately, getting drawn into wanting to get to know them. Second Chance in Laguna has garnered major praise and is available now!

When Sophie Barnes’s fiancĂ© jilts her at the altar, her carefully planned life implodes. Considering her ex’s betrayal to be a rude wake-up call, she leaves everything she knows in San Diego and flees to Laguna Beach. She vows to transform her life by avoiding men for a year and by fulfilling her dream of writing a wildly successful novel.

Sophie’s new landlord, Nicholas Morgan, is a gorgeous, successful architect with a player reputation. He makes it tough for Sophie to remember that she’s sworn to be single. Nick’s avoided the intimacy of a long-term relationship--until Sophie’s independence, courage, and beauty touch his guarded heart. Both Sophie and Nick are terrified of being hurt again, but can they resist the pull of true love?

Still curious about the author? Here are a few questions from my previous 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'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!

So who wants to win something?!

Just like last time, 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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.


  1. Thank you for the chance to win and for all the other great giveaways. I hope you have had a Happy New Year!!


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