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Monday, June 25, 2012

Spotlight On: This Tangled Thing Called Love by Marie Astor w/an Excerpt

Today I have a fun contemporary romance by Marie Astor to share with you. Marie is a die-hard romantic who wholeheartedly believes in true love, which is why she writes in the contemporary romance genre. Marie is the author of contemporary romance novels This Tangled Thing Called Love, Lucky Charm, On the Rim of Love, and a short story collection, A Dress in a Window.

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Book Blurb (from author):

Twenty-eight-year-old Claire Chatfield has everything a girl could possibly wish for: looks, a promising career at New York’s top architectural firm, and an engagement ring from one of New York’s most eligible heir-bachelors! Life should be a dream, but when Alec Brunell, a sexy tango dancer, moves into the apartment one floor above from Claire’s, he unwittingly awakens Claire’s old insecurities, making her question her life choices. Will Claire brave her fears and allow herself to take a chance on Alec, or will she continue to play it safe?

In order to secure his place as his father’s successor, thirty-three-year-old David Lawson must settle down with a wife befitting the future head of Lawson Enterprises - and who could fit the prerequisite better than the stunningly beautiful and incredibly bright Claire Chatfield? There is just one glitch – David Lawson is in love with another woman – a Hollywood Legend Claudia Block.

A successful tango instructor, Alec Brunell has never lacked for women’s attention, but he finds himself at a loss when faced with his downstairs neighbor, Claire Chatfield. Upon hearing of his occupation, most women swoon with desire, but Claire runs for the door. Still, her iciness only adds fuel to his fire, as Alec is determined to change Claire’s view of him.

Dance Me to the Stars is a love story about finding one’s perfect match - sometimes following one’s heart is as convoluted as learning the steps of tango.

By: Marie Astor
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Format: EBOOK
Length: 439 KB, 254 pages
Release Date: FEBRUARY 12, 2012

“So what do you want to do today?” Claire asked after she had loaded the dishes into the dishwasher. She had replaced her evening dress with indigo jeans and peasant blouse – that was another recent change – David had suggested that she leave a few of her things at his place, so that she would not have to rush home to change when spending the weekend with him.

“Oh, honey, I’m so sorry. Didn’t I tell you? I have to get back to the office. I’m working on a major deal that is due to close on Wednesday and I’ve got to go over the financials one more time to make sure everything is in shipshape.”

“Oh.” Claire fought back the disappointment – she had been looking forward to seeing David all week, and already, their time together was over.

“I tell you what - why don’t you go to the pool downstairs, maybe do some shopping, and I should be back around seven or so.” David reached for his wallet and handed Claire his credit card. “Do you forgive me?”

Most women would jump at the chance, but Claire wanted David, not his credit cards, and if she knew anything about men, it was that you could not let a man think that you sat around moping for him. “That’s all right, David. Actually, I’ve just remembered that I have a few work things to catch up on myself.”

“I’m really sorry, baby. I swear I’ll make it up to you next weekend.”


Marie will be giving away three prizes of custom made jewelry to three randomly drawn commenters during the tour (Continental US only).: Prize #1: Coral necklace sterling silver chandelier coral earrings set, Prize #2 Blue opal sterling silver plated necklace and Prize #3 Sterling silver chandelier earrings with green aventurine, rose quartz and amethyst .

The tour dates can be found here:


  1. Great excerpt I really hope Claire gets David.

  2. Poor Claire! Things don't sound great for her in that excerpt. She deserves to have a little bit of fun with her neighbor!
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  3. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  4. Hi and thank you for featuring This Tangled Thing Called Love today!

    Thank you All for Your comments - I'm thrilled to hear You are having fun with the tour! I hope to see You all at the next stop for the next excerpt to come!

    Happy Reading,

  5. This book is amazing, I love that your giving away the jewerly but can we get the book? Thanks so very much love the post and excerpt!!! Count me in Thanks so much Marie I love your woek so far can't wait for more!!


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