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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blurb Blitz Tour: Venetian Love Knots by. Normandie Alleman

Venetian Love Knots
Normandie Alleman


In Venice, Allison Fox will find love in the arms of two men. Her past collides with her future in a battle for her heart. Which one will win?

Travelling to Venice to be the maid of honour in her best friend’s wedding sounds like a great vacation, and a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But when Allison Fox discovers who the best man is, she is torn between duty and self-preservation.

It has taken Allison four years to put her tumultuous relationship with the rodeo cowboy behind her after a violent incident ripped them apart. Now Allison must find a way to face her past and find closure with her old flame. But will she be able to put the past behind her?

Cole is the Texas cowboy who has never got over his love for Allison. But when he declares his love for her after all this time, is she strong enough to walk away from the intense passion they share?

For years Nico, a handsome Italian, was committed to nothing but his work. Nico never expected he would meet an American beauty who would awaken in him a desire to love again. Once he finds her, Nico vows to never let Allison go.

It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember, but who will win Allison’s heart?


Upstairs, as they tumbled into his room, Cole warned her, “Allison, you are going to have to trust me tonight. Do you think you can do that?”

“Oh, yes!” she cried between his kisses, barely catching her breath.

“Okay, then hold on just a minute, baby. Do you want anything to drink? Do you have to go to the bathroom?” he asked.

“No, why?” she asked, her head clearing a little.

“Because I am going to tie you up,” he said. Then he bit her lip, fondling one of her breasts. Abruptly, he walked away, leaving her standing, shocked.

Allison wasn’t sure she’d heard him correctly. She needed to sit down. Wait, maybe she did need to go to the bathroom. Yes, then she could sit down. And go to the bathroom. Tie her up? Was he serious?

Allison knew Cole, and he didn’t kid around about things like this. What was she going to do? Well, she would let him do it, of course. She let Cole do…anything? That was why he had said she would have to trust him. She did trust him. She trusted him not to hurt her. At least physically. Emotionally, now that was a different story…

Okay, she could do this. It might be fun.

Cole had returned with some white silky ropes and a rakish grin. He looked like he was really going to enjoy this. Maybe a little too much. How long had he been planning this? Did he do this all the time? Allison wasn’t brave enough to ask that last question.

“Are you scared? You don’t need to be scared, babe. I promise I won’t hurt you.” He laughed. “Unless you want me to.”


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A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She was surprised when that interest turned her into a writer of erotic romance.
If there were another 5 hours in the day, Normandie would spend more time needle-pointing and playing with photography. Instead, she’s a Pinterest addict and sports junkie who’s crazy for Twitter and the color pink.

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Twitter: @NormandieA


  1. Good morning everyone, I'm happy to be here today. Thanks for hosting me, Tawania! (We're buds on Twitter, but it's fun to be here visiting your site.)

    What questions do you romance lovers have for me today?

  2. I hope she doesn't end up with Cole. I do not care for him at all.

  3. You'd like Nico better then. It is a BDSM book, though. With MFM menage and some humiliation play.

  4. Well that was a steamy excerpt...I don't know if I'm a fan of Cole's alpha male thing though...He seems to have too much power and I wanna take him down a peg...

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  5. I think you are the first psychologist turned writer I've run into but it really makes sense. I imagine that it would really help you get into the minds of your characters and create a believable storyline

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. I'm sure it is one of my strengths, Shannon. It helps to understand how the mind works and what shapes various personality types. It also influences what I write about, never "ordinary" relationships. I like there to be layers of psychological complexities in the relationships between my characters.

  6. I don't like Cole.


    1. He has some villainous moments for sure.

  7. It certainly sounds like a Valentine she wont forget!

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

  8. Is that a scene from the past with her and Cole?

    lennascloud AT gmail DOT com

    1. Hi Lena,
      This scene takes place in Venice, though there is a flashback scene earlier in the book to give you a feel for her past with Cole.

  9. Ah, I also thought that was a flashback, since she was with Cole and trusted him with bondage, I thought they didn't part on good terms?

    elaynelost AT yahoo DOT de

    1. Interesting, I can see why you would think that. No, Cole has a "plan" for how he's going to get Allison back, and it involves introducing her to some new things (bondage being one of them). While their previous relationship had a definite power exchange aspect to it, they do some things in Venice that are new to Allison.

      Though he wouldn't identify himself as such, Cole is definitely a Dominant as you can probably tell by the excerpt.

  10. The excepts are a great fun to read.


  11. Great scene, I’m looking forward to read more!


  12. Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying them. I'll be sharing more excerpts from the dominant Cole and Allison this weekend on my website for Saturday Spankings, Sneak Peek Sunday, and Sunday Snog. Drop by if you like that sort of thing. :)

  13. I can think of worse things then Venice, two men & a wedding to attend.


  14. I enjoyed the excerpt


  15. I love the cover! Personally, I'm rooting for the Italian! I love Italian men and their accents!

    Best of luck!



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