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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stephanie Julian's New Release and Giveaway

As a romance writer, most of my stories involve couples (and occasionally threesomes), falling in love for the first time. Usually these characters are in their 20s and early 30s, because that's when people typically fall in love and begin their lives together.

However, in my newest release, GRACE IN MOONLIGHT, the fifth book in my Lucani Lovers series, the characters are a little older. Grace in 35 and Kaisie is 44. They've been hurt, they've experienced loss, and they've had children. In Kaisie's case, if you've read EDGE OF MOONLIGHT, you've met his daughter, Kaine. And if you read MOONLIGHT TEMPTATION, you met Alex, Grace's 10-year-old son. Grace also has a 15-year-old daughter, Amy, who plays a big role in GRACE IN MOONLIGHT. 

Grace and Kaisie have their demons, but they find their way to a love that's all-consuming yet more adult than anything I've written.

I love Kaisie. He's just so damn sure of himself and that's such a turn on. And even though Grace has been hurt, she's able to love Kaisie with her whole heart. Who wouldn't root for them to be together?

Blurb: 

Kaisie Giliati is the lucani king’s best tracker. He’s used to hunting and capturing his prey with little resistance. He’s also old enough to know exactly what he wants, and the feisty redhead who stirs him like no other is at the top of his list. Too bad she’s the enemy and seemingly impervious to his charms.

Grace Bellasario has a target on her back, two children to protect from their evil father and she’s in love for the first time in her life. With a man who should hate her—a man she has no business craving. But does she ever. Grace doesn’t have a chance in hell of shaking Kaisie off her tail. Now he just needs to keep her alive to live happily ever after…

Interested in an excerpt? There's one here at my website. How abut another one here at the EC site.

Want to win a copy of GRACE IN MOONLIGHT? Just leave a comment for me. Tell me what age you like your romance heroes to be and I'll choose a random winner from the entries.

13 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

Grace in Moonlight sounds like a wonderful read, Stephanie. Congrats on another great story!

Renee Vincent said...

What an absolutely beautiful cover!!! It is gorgeous and would definitely intrigue me to buy a copy. Wishing you all the best!

tammy ramey said...

the cover is so beautiful! i like my heros and heroines to both be a bit older(30-40). i have a harder time relating to someone that is barely out of their teens. LOL!

trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

jean hart stewart said...

Love shifter stories, and that is one hot wolf. Now I gotta find out how she knew he was the hero instead of a wolf...Jean

Cathy M said...

Hi Stephanie,

You already know that I love this series, and had a blast reading both of these excerpts.

As for age, it's funny, now that I am getting older myself, I like my characters to be a bit older, and more mature. Like Tammy, my range is probably late 30's, early 40's too.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Kelly said...

Best age would have to be mid 30's...

Maybe cause then there is still hope for me to be a heroine...

Thanks for a chance to win Stephanie...
Kelly
crazybookfairy(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Andrea said...

Congratulations on the new release. I love the cover.

lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

AmyS. said...

I think the age a hero should be is late 20's to late 40's.
Great giveaway, Love the cover.

truebloodfan AT rock.com

legallycaz said...

I don't think age matters much to me, it's more about the characters and the emotions!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

legallycaz@yahoo.co.uk

Fiona McGier said...

If the story is good, I don't care about the ages of the main characters. That being said, it's hard to imagine a shallow teenager or early twenties person being mature enough to know what he/she wants out of life and love.
I agree, great cover. Good luck with sales!

flchen1 said...

Congrats, Stephanie--this sounds terrific! And as some other commenters have noted, as I'm getting older, I prefer slightly more mature heroes/heroines, too--it's harder for me to relate to those "cute, young thangs" ;)

Tore said...

Congratulations Stephanie on your new release. I love the cover too. Its beautiful. I would love to read this series. I think age doesn't really matter if you are truly in love and are very mature. I would say in your 20's on. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

Stephanie Julian said...

Congrats to Caity! She's the winner of the giveaway. Thanks all so much for commenting. I was at Authors After Dark last week and just returned home.