Friday, January 24, 2014

Old Flame

That's the title of my friend, author, Annabelle Blume's latest work.  If you've read Frozen Heart or its sequel, Melted Tears, you know what a terrific writer she is.  For her latest, she moves away from dystopian.  This one is a New Adult contemporary romance. Here's the synopsis:

Hannah Sullivan has spent the past three months stalking her ex-boyfriend, lurking in the bushes and hiding behind fake social media personas, convinced she can eventually rekindle the love they once shared. But when she meets Marc, who is everything James never wanted to be and more, she begins to wonder if she’s got it all wrong. Hannah must come to terms with her own demons before she can decipher between her delusional mission the man of her dreams.


"Paula's Passions. What's your perversion?"
"If I didn't know you, I might have hung up."
"That's the point. Not for you to hang up, of course, but for people who don't know me to."
"Why would someone you don't know have your cell number?"
"That's a good question. But, see, this is the perfect way to weed those people out. If they have the wrong number, they'll never make that mistake twice."
"You're logic astounds me."

She decided that was a compliment. "My logic is pretty impressive."
"Are we still on for tomorrow afternoon?"
"Of course. Are you planning a picnic in the park? That would be really romantic, you know. Pro-tip. Girls like romance."
"It's December. And, fifty-two degrees outside."
"In Minnesota, that's damn near summer weather."
"Are you from Minnesota?"
"Nope. Born and raised Cali girl."
"Then, you don't want me to take you on a winter picnic?"
"No. Get with the program here, Marc. It's far too cold for a picnic. Where do you come up with these cockamamie ideas?"
"You actually used the word 'cockamamie' in a sentence," Marc replied.
"I'm a font of creativity. Prepare to be amazed."
"Already am."
Hannah stalled out, unable to come up with a witty come back for his flattering compliment. Her stomach flip-flopped, and she sat up straighter on the couch, tucking her feet under her.

Annabelle is a best-selling Romance and New Adult author, that is, when she's not checking homework or begrudgingly cooking dinner. Wife, mother, and creator of alternate worlds, Annabelle has a penchant for that which is outside the norm.

Her degree in Sociology has given her the ability to construct worlds that exist only in her head and translate them passionately to the page. The time spent studying individuals, interpersonal relationships, and particularly, women, within the constraints of our society led to Annabelle's unabashed ability to talk about sex as it fits into our modern lives.

She's also the author/personality of The Bombshell Mommy at where she helps modern Bombshells and their families live “green”. 

You can find Old Flame here: Amazon.    Goodreads

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As with Blume's earlier works, this, too is not a full length novel.  The novella logs in at 58 pages.  It's great for a fast,fun, evening read.  Please check it out.


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