Happy Holidays & Very Merry New Year

Another year comes to a close as we celebrate the holiday season and spend time with our loved ones. It’s also another year that I get to do what I love and surround myself with amazing people, like you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for staying by my side throughout my journey, whether we have known each other for years or a day. I appreciate you and all that you have come to mean to me.

During this time, and every day from here on out, I hope you find yourself surrounded by joy, love, and courage. I wish you all the very best, warm wishes, and big hugs.

Let’s toast to an amazing 2017. For me, it is going to be double exciting because I will be releasing two books early on in the year. One of them, Twisted in You, I have been working on for years. Many great things are coming! And I am looking forward to sharing them with you!

Keep in touch with me here: Fabiola’s Fab Reads

Lovin’ on You~ Country Music Romance

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I have been busy this fall working on two books for 2017. The first story is Lovin’ on You, a country music romance with a humble and sweet hero and a heroine looking for more out of life.

This is a story that came to mind years ago and up until now had not been able to work on, so I am so excited to share it with you all. It is a sweet, southern story that includes song lyrics, challenges, and the kind of love found in country songs.

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Synopsis:

He’s a cocky musician.
She showed up at a bar in her pajamas.
Is he stalking me?
I call it fate.
He’s cheesy. 
I prefer the term romantic.
Maybe I was wrong about him.
I’m determined to make her mine.
I fell in love with him.
She’s my muse.
Life has other plans for us. 
I’ll fight for her.
I’ll protect his image.
I miss her.
I watch his success from afar.
She’s mine.
I need to fix this.
I’ll give her the kind of love found in country songs.

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End of Summer Sale!

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Hello Bookies!!

I hope you have all had a great summer and successful back to school for the kiddos and teachers! Summer is coming to an end, but I am going to make sure you stay warm. Sweet on Wilde and Whiskey Nights are on sale for $0.99 each to celebrate the end of summer and Labor Day! What better way than to spend it with my sexy, southern men?

You can also enjoy the series FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Sweet on Wilde: http://amzn.to/2byzPea

Whiskey Nights: http://amzn.to/2c0gp40

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Whiskey Nights Excerpt
“You’re not going to leave me to cool off alone, are you?” He unbuttons his jeans and slowly lowers the zipper. Is he seriously about to get naked? I watch and wait for his next move. His eyebrows lift and he slowly lowers his jeans. My breath hitches. Damn him for being so hot. He moves his hands to the waistband of his boxer briefs and I jump up.
“You remove those and you won’t make it into the water.” I take off my tank top and throw it towards the ATV, missing it. Jake chuckles as he watches me kick off my sneakers and pull off my socks. I couldn’t care less if they get dirty. I remove my shorts and his eyes darken.
“Well, are you just gonna stare at me or are we goin’ for a swim?”
“We’re goin’ for a swim,” he drawls.
Jake leaps forward, grabs me and throws me over his shoulder before running into the water. I scream at him to put me down and slap his ass. He doesn’t budge and only flips me over once we’re deep in the lake. I come up from under the water and brush the hair out my face to find a smiling Jake in front of me. I splash water at him and he laughs.
“That was not nice!”
He swims closer to me and wraps his arms around my waist. “You’re even more gorgeous all wet.”
“Don’t try to sweet talk me.”
“I’ll never stop sweet talkin’ you, darlin’.” He leans in for a kiss.
“Flirt,” I murmur against his lips.
“You are the only one I wanna be flirtin’ and kissin’ with.”
Jake runs his hands up and down my back. My skin tingles against his touch and I shiver. His knowing smile spreads across his face. I wrap my arms around his neck and kiss his cheek. I smile and lift a brow. I feel him hardening against me, and I move my body against his.
“You may make my skin tingle, but I make your dick tingle too.” Jake throws his head back laughing and moves his hands to my hips to stop me from moving.
“The things you say. Keep that up and we won’t have any clothing covering us up.”
“I won’t object.”

Copyright 2015, Fabiola Francisco

I hope you have a great week and long weekend for my American friends!
XO
Fab

Signing fun and book love!

Hi bookies! I just got done with Just Another Book Signing this weekend and had a BLAST! Jill from Love Affair with Fiction and Yessi Smith put together a great event. It was so great meeting new people and hanging out with friends! Signings are always bittersweet because I love seeing my friends and meeting new ones, but it’s always sad to leave or see them leave in my case this weekend. I am, however, so grateful to have finally met so many people this weekend and for the opportunity to spend time with some of my favorite people. 

There are so many more people than pictured below that I am so happy to have met in person! I need better photographing skills. 😉

Mostly, this weekend served the purpose of getting an amazing group of people together. We had authors, bloggers, readers all in one hotel making so many memories. During a time where there is so much negativity out there, it’s great to praise the positive. I love this community and this weekend made me fall in love with it even more. I also wanted to keep everyone in Miami and make sure they stay here forever.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and read great books! XOXO ❤


Perfectly Imperfect
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Restoring Us (Restoring Series, #1)

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Resisting You (Restoring Series, #1.5) FREE

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Sweet on Wilde (Sweet on You, 1)

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Whiskey Nights (Sweet on You, 2)
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Red Lights, Black Hearts is LIVE!

Live teaserI am so excited the day is finally here for me to share this book with you all! It has been a process writing this book, with many emotions traveling within me, but it’s here for all of you to read and experience. I think this book is an experience. It was an experience for me writing it and I just hope you, as a reader, take in the words and feel them.

I do break away from my other books in this one, and I love that. It’s like a coming home to my writing. I’ve said it many times. I hope you love this story as much as I do. Enjoy an excerpt below, teaser, and buy links.

Thank you for your continuous support and love! ❤

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Synopsis

Darkness can be stained by light. Light can outshine the darkest of corners.

Behind a window in Amsterdam’s desired Red Light District, Samantha practices the art of seduction. Man after man, she controls them, seeking what they both want. But behind the façade of the glass, lies her truth waiting to be uncovered. An inner battle of light and dark takes place as Sam learns to release the past and truly live the beautiful tragedy that is life.

Red lights and black hearts collide in a tale of heart and soul.

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Buy Links

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/29HU0I3

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29zozBi

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1134345132

Paperback: http://amzn.to/29VWXHW

Excerpt

The melting of the snow brought about a mixture of emotions. Realizations I didn’t want to admit to. Awareness that dawned on me brighter than the noon sun back home in South Florida. Resistance to what was happening around me.

I’ve never been happier to be back at work, doing what I know and keeping my mind busy with tempos.

After the second night of being snowed in, Max left and prepared for a short trip to Germany. His words. Probably meant to ease me and inform me he’ll be back soon.

In my own silence, I analyze my world. I analyze my truths and my deceptions. I was living a life I was content with until recently. I was surviving without the constant memories drowning my mind. The insecurities I buried deep within not making an appearance.

Until now.

Now everything has resurfaced. Now every truth is exposed in the front of my mind, a cursing memory haunting me in case I had forgotten where I came from and who I was.

A rag-doll with loose threads barely keeping her together. Unsown by a seam ripper who fed off of her pain.

Anyway. Not having Max around has given me space. Space to think. Space to breathe. Space to hide. The glass shelters me despite its transparent state. The walls in my small room protect me. The men that walk in surrender to me. All of this makes for the perfect escape. An escape I am craving and dreading at the same time. My analytical self knows this is what has helped me move forward in life. My foolish self wants to tear at the belief system I’ve created to fall victim to fairy tales with a Prince Charming and a Sleeping Beauty waiting to be awoken by a kiss.

Kisses don’t heal. Princes don’t wake you up from nightmares. You are responsible for your own living and the only one who can break the bonds of the past.

Red Lights, Black Hearts

*Copyright 2016, Fabiola Francisco

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Red Lights, Black Hearts Cover Reveal!

I am beyond thrilled to show off this cover! I’ve had it sitting pretty on my computer for a few weeks now dying to share it with my readers. Red Lights, Black Hearts is an unconventional love story.

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Synopsis

Darkness can be stained by light. Light can outshine the darkest of corners.

Behind a window in Amsterdam’s desired Red Light District, Samantha practices the art of seduction. Man after man, she controls them, seeking what they both want. But behind the façade of the glass, lies her truth waiting to be uncovered. An inner battle of light and dark takes place as Sam learns to release the past and truly live the beautiful tragedy that is life.

Red lights and black hearts collide in a tale of heart and soul.

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Excerpt

We all walk in the shadow of something. A shadow of expectancy, of pride, of ego, of memories. For some that shadow is the companion to the lonely. My shadow has been my company for so many years. It has pushed me to fight and win. It has talked me into doing things and talked me out of them. Tonight, my shadow dances along with me with the peaked interest of my visitors. One in particular. My shadow seeks his across the snow-covered street, but it’s nowhere to be found.

I have come to terms that Max and I are connected. I have come to accept he is bound to my life for now. What I have not come to realize is my need to see him. I search for him among the audience in awe of the window of pleasure and pain. I shut him out with the thick scarlet curtains that adorn my palace, but seek him in the darkness of the night. The moon traveling in search for the light of the sun to give it purpose.

For a long time I haven’t had a purpose besides survive in a world that I know how to control. I use what I have to move and seduce, destruct the power of some for a little while. Make them beg for something only I can give them. It may seem twisted to some, but it gives me a high to know I can control them. It pushes me forward knowing I have the upper hand. The other option is unacceptable.

Now, my mind is starting to rouse with new purpose. I’m familiar with the symptoms, but I can’t diagnose the disease. This purpose can give new meaning or destroy the little I have left. It could shatter that glass window, or keep me enclosed forever.

Red Lights, Black Hearts

Copyright 2016, Fabiola Francisco

I shared this with my reader group this weekend. It’s the best way I can sum up this story: I’m sharing with you all a book about heart and soul. A story about growth and healing. I’m giving you a story about real life and the struggles that come tied to the ugliness life offers. It isn’t a happy story. It isn’t pretty and romantic. It’s hopeful. It’s honest, and it’s raw.

I am so looking forward to sharing Samantha’s story with you all! Mark your calendars for July 18th!

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Other Titles by Fabiola Francisco

Perfectly Imperfect

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Restoring Series:

Restoring Us

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Resisting You (Perma-Free)

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Sweet on You Series:

Sweet on Wilde

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Whiskey Nights

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Author Links

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Writing for the soul

Writing has always been my therapy. Since a teenager, I found a way to release what I was experiencing in a healthy manner. My early writing was emotional and cold. Angry. It helped me reflect and grow. It helped me heal.

I’m getting ready to release a new book. It breaks my norm. It breaks the pattern I’ve used so far in my other books. It’s scary. It’s exciting. It’s so much more me than anything I’ve published. Have I mentioned that’s scary?

I sometimes get caught up in pleasing the people. Pleasing my audience. I write for me. I need to remember that. Now, that’s not to get confused with lack of gratitude or indifference towards my readers. I love you all (and I don’t use those words loosely). But what kind of writer would I be if I didn’t stay true to myself? If I didn’t give you, the reader, my very best. If I didn’t give you my truth. I would go against everything I stand for.

As I prepare to hit publish, I have doubted sharing this book. It’s easier to keep it to myself. Use it for my own healing and keep it in my own safe box. But then I think that maybe just one of you will read it and connect. Maybe it will help you or you’ll grasp the lesson. Maybe not, and that’s cool.

I’ve considered changing this story, but I wouldn’t stay true to myself. I promised myself I’d be unapologetically me, and publishing Red Lights, Black Hearts as it is is part of that plan.

I write for the love of evoking emotions. I write for you and for me. If I make it easy, there’s no challenge. I love challenges. I feed off of them. I ask that you go into this book with an open mind and heart. Savor the words and emotions. Allow them to seep into your soul and give Samantha a chance. More than anything, I hope you grow and shine like the moon.

xoxo,

Fab