Spotlight on contemporary romance author Marie Astor

Today I have the spotlight on author Marie Astor and her novel This Tangled Thing Called Love as part of a virtual book tour Marie is doing.

will be giving away three prizes of custom made jewelry to three randomly drawn
commenters during the tour. Details and photos of the prizes are below.

Astor is a die-hard romantic who wholeheartedly believes in true love, which is
why she writes in the contemporary romance genre.
is the author of contemporary romance novels This Tangled Thing Called Love, Lucky Charm, and a short story collection, A Chance Encounter and Other Stories.
Marie is working on her next novel – a first installment in a romantic suspense
series that is scheduled for release in mid-summer of 2012.
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Blurb for This Tangled Thing Called Love:
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.

This Tangled Thing Called Love
is a love story about finding one’s perfect match –
sometimes following one’s heart is as convoluted as learning the steps of

Excerpt from This Tangled Thing Called Love:
What she saw next defeated all of her expectations,
as she froze in place, mouth agape. The apartment consisted of one giant room –
it must have been a one bedroom at some point, but the dividing wall had been
knocked down, leaving a vast loft. The room was empty save for a frumpy couch
in the corner, a scant table and two chairs; several large bags, presumably
with clothes and other possessions, were planted on the floor sporadically.

But this disarray had nothing to do with Claire’s
paralyzed state, as she stared at the back of the man who was too absorbed by
his task to notice her presence. He was shirtless and his muscles rippled as he
moved to the sound of the mesmerizing melody with feline grace. His feet were
engaged in complicated dance moves, but his hands were busy with a paint roller
as he coated the wall in front of him in red paint. His longish hair touched
the nape of his neck, and Claire found herself swallowing uneasily as she
stared on, hypnotized.

The music
– that was how she mentally called him, lowered this paint roller
into the paint bin, and Claire caught his striking roman profile. He was about
to go on with his task, but he must have spotted her from the corner of his eye
because he abruptly turned around and stared right at her. Claire blinked and
began rattling off the cause of her visit, at which the music lover signaled
for her to stop and glided over to the iPad speakers on the table, which were
the source of Claire’s initial indignation. Gliding
– that was the only word Claire could think to describe his graceful way of

Readers, Marie is 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 .

If you’d like a chance to win, comment below and leave your e-mail address. And for more chances to win, you can follow her tour and comment on any of the other blog stops.

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