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Monday, February 14, 2022

Blinded by Love by Gladys Cross ๐Ÿ’• Fun Facts, 99¢ Sale Tour and $10 Gift Card Giveaway ๐Ÿ’• (Valentine's Day Romantic Comedy)

  Never in a million years was Kassie expecting a hunky firefighter to show up on her doorstep.

Kassie knew she was in trouble when her matchmaking best friend announced she’d gotten professional help in time for Valentine’s Day. Her friend’s attempts had always been hilariously ridiculous and never in a million years was Kassie expecting a hunky firefighter to show up on her doorstep.

Her online dating profile said she was looking for a superhero, and Declan couldn’t help but believe it had to be fate. But fate was a fickle mistress who left him to wonder who he was behind the mask. He’d been hiding in plain sight for long enough that he wasn’t sure if he even knew the answer. And until he figured that out, he had nothing to offer the world, let alone Kassie.

Love had already ended in tragedy once for Kassie, and she feared that history was doomed to repeat itself unless Declan could learn to trust her with his secrets. This time around, would it be enough to harden her heart for good, or would his deception restore her faith in second chances?

Blinded by Love was originally slated to be a part of a Valentine’s Day anthology. When I started plotting what I would write, my own humorous and unconventional love story came to mind. My life is nowhere near as exciting as Declan and Kassie’s, but both stories involve online profiles, a drunk lawnmower picture, and missed opportunities. 

Since Declan’s character started out as an embellished version of my other half, I asked him if he’d like to give Declan an ability. After some head scratching and a brainstorming session with my mom to figure out how to make his idea work, the story took shape. And while the anthology never came to fruition, the story ended up being too cute not to share.

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Excerpt from Declan:

“Declan went on a date and called me from in front of her apartment.” There was a hushed conversation that I only caught bits and pieces of, mainly hugged, and thought he was gay. Fuck my life, I thought as I drove down the long straight-away leading out of her apartment complex. “Are you still there?”

“Of course, I’m still here. Who else am I going to call Spencer?” I asked sarcastically. “I’m not even sure the boy’s balls have dropped yet.”

Sadly, there was no one else I could call for love advice outside the guys from the firehouse and it made me miss my mom that much more. Hell, she’d probably be calling Kassie herself, asking what colors she wanted for the baby blanket.  

“He is eighteen,” Webster said pulling me from my melancholy. “It’s always the quiet ones you have to watch out for.”

I snorted. “Do you remember that call we went on where there was an eighty-year-old dude in leather that had lost the keys to his handcuffs?” 

He chuckled. “Don’t remind me, and I mean that literally. I’m still not fully recovered, and that was two years ago.” There was silence on the other end of the line as I drove under the overpass. The nothingness went on for long enough that I wondered if we’d gotten disconnected when he snapped his fingers. “Call her back right now and ingeminate the date tomorrow.”

“Do what with the date?”

“Repeat the date.” He huffed an exasperated sigh. “You didn’t make it to the movies, right?”

“Webster you're a genius!”

“And Declan. This time kiss the girl, so she doesn’t have to ask if you're a homosexual.”

“She only asked me that because I admitted to watching every episode of Sex and The City.” I hit my head against the back of the seat. “Never mind, I just heard myself, I am an idiot.”

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Books transport us to a fantasy world where anything can happen, and once I overcame my difficulties in learning how to read, I was hooked. My mother always carried a Harlequin Romance with her, so it was only natural that I was drawn to that genre. There was something magical about the concept of eternal love and as I grew older, my tastes within the genre broadened to include everything from historical to dark. 

My writing blossomed in much the same way. The first story I wrote was the Vanderbilt Affair, which was inspired by a field trip. Back then, I was fortunate enough to have an English teacher willing to nurture my love of writing by becoming my editor after school. 

The writing bug stayed with me, but over the years, life got in the way, and it wasn’t until my early forties that I published my first short story in a Christmas Anthology. From there, I began writing and publishing across many sub-genres, with each book carrying some element of the unexpected. 

When I’m not up to devious pursuits, like shooting a character, you’ll find me curled up with a book next to my dog, watching TV with my better half, or engaging in random water gun fights with my daughter and the neighborhood kids. 

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  1. I really like the excerpt and the cover.

  2. Thanks so much for showcasing my novella. Happy Valentine's Day Readers! What's the craziest one you've had so far? Kassie and Declan have a doozie in the book.

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    1. Thank you so much! Christine from Christine Cover Design made it for me.

  4. I love the cover and synopsis, this is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details

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    1. Best of luck on the giveaway and thanks for checking me out!

  6. Thanks for being a part of my tour. I had a blast and loved all the supportive comments! Be sure to check me out on my private Facebook group, A Cross The Page for funny memes, cover reveals, news, snippets, and every Saturday is for other authors to show what they got. Find your next book boyfriend!


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