Fearless by Annie Jocoby
Publication date: July 15th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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.
- Who or what was the one who influenced you in becoming a writer?
Nobody really, although my grand-dad was a pretty famous reporter. He went to the Antarctica in the fifties, which is pretty remarkable!
- When did you first know that writing was something you wanted to pursue?
All my life, pretty much.
- Is there a place that you picture to be a major backdrop for your stories or do you just pick and choose different places?
The first three books were set in my hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. The others are set in New York City. The next one might be set right here, in San Diego.
- If you weren’t an author, what else would you have loved to do?
Probably be some kind of chef. I’m very interested in cooking.
- If any of your books was to become a movie or television show, which one will it be and why?
Broken, because I think that storyline lends itself well to screen. It has action and adventure, mystery and a great love story, I think.
- What 3 things would you bring if you were on a deserted island?
My two puppies and my boyfriend.
- Do you have other authors that you turn to for advice or encouragement and who would that be?
Tricia O’Brien, author of Wild Irish series.
- Do you ever see yourself as part of the character’s you write or do you try not to put yourself in that situation?
Yes, my first heroine was completely based upon me. Iris was insecure, messy, never together, and lonely. She was picked on throughout her life, and was never the popular girl. Yet she got the unattainable man. So Sixteen Candles. 🙂
- Where do your ideas come from when plotting a new novel?
I never know what I’m going to write about until I sit down at the keyboard and let the words flow.
- How did your book come about and what drove you to write it?
This book, Fearless, was a spinoff featuring the daughter of the original couple, Ryan and Iris. That book just came about because I wanted to imagine what it would be like if I got the unattainable perfect man.
- Do you write anything that you may have experienced in your life?
See answer above.
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!
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