Happy New Year!

As we enter a new year, I want to take a moment to thank you all for your friendship and support. I wish you so many wonderful things for 2017, and I hope you take the lessons from the past with you to grow and learn. Each year we end a chapter and prepare for a new one. May this new chapter be filled with love and abundance, gratitude and many more wonderful experiences to add to your memories!

Enjoy your New Year, be safe, and love hard. Romance isn’t just in books, and I hope your life is full of amazing, romantic moments! ❤

I know that 2017 will bring us a lot of wonderful gifts! Here’s to many more days with you all in my life! XOXO

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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

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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Kindle Unlimited:

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 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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Happy Summer!

I love summer break almost as much as I love Thanksgiving (pumpkin pie wins, though). I hope you are all enjoying some warmer weather. It is hot here in South Florida—perfect for beach days.

As many of you know, this summer I am also releasing my sixth book. (When did that happen?!) I still get giddy when I finish a new book. It really never gets old, and part of that is thanks to all of you lovely readers. I get to share my stories with all of you. Red Lights, Black Hearts is different than my other books. It’s honest and raw. I’ve mentioned that before. I hope it makes you reflect and look at situations differently like it did for me. Mostly, I hope you connect with Sam and her story. She is a character that grows so much from beginning to end.

Red Lights, Black Hearts is set to release on July 18th. Keep an eye out for the cover reveal on June 27th. Kari from Cover to Cover Designs hit it out of the park with this one. I am also sharing an exclusive excerpt on my newsletter once my edits are back in. Don’t miss it! You can sign-up here: http://eepurl.com/bm9D0b.

Add Red Lights, Black Hearts to your TBR and check in for the cover reveal here or on any of my social media pages. I hope your summer is off to a great start, and you’re getting some great reading time in!

Join my closed reader group, Fabiola’s Fab Reads, to stay in touch and get the 411 on my books. We don’t bite.

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Holiday Wishes and 2015 Reads

This year has been unforgettable in so many ways. I started the year publishing Restoring Us, and along followed three more books. It was a year where dreams became reality, and I was blessed to meet so many wonderful people along the way. I thank you all for your love and support; for your positive vibes and cheers along the way. It truly has been an honor connecting with you all and I hope to continue building friendships throughout 2016.

During this time of celebration, I want to wish you all a very happy holiday season. I hope you spend time with loved ones and reconnect with old friends. I also hope you get to curl up with a great book and enjoy some “you” time. I read some amazing novels this year. Here are a few recs for you to enjoy this holiday season:

  • Frenched by Melanie Harlow {And it’s FREE!} Really, I loved all the books in this series.
  •  Take Me Series by K.A. Linde: Grant McDermott. That’s all I need to say. Who doesn’t love a hot rockstar? K.A. Linde never disappoints and this series was no different. I binge read both books and to this day still think about them.
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day: I know I’m late to this party, but I wasn’t sure if I was ready for the Gideon experience. I so was! Gideon quickly became one of my top book boyfriends. I cannot wait for the final book in this series. It may call for a reread.
  • Wanted by Kelly Elliott {Also FREE!} It’s no secret I have a weakness for cowboys. Kelly writes AMAZING cowboys. So much so, I think I have a chance of running into Gunner one day. And falling madly in love with each other. No? Don’t ruin my fantasy. This entire series was great actually. The points of view were really unique, and it was the first {and only} time I have read a series where they go interlocking plots. Really cool!
  • Thoughtful by SC Stephens: I can’t leave out my #1 book boyfriend. Kellan Kyle is perfect. Now add his POV, and my heart went out to him. I was excited to read this book, but even more to understand his side of the story.

I read a lot more amazing books this past year, but I wanted to share a few fab reads. You can always check out my Goodreads page for my reads and reviews.

If you’re looking for that perfect holiday gift for your fellow bookies, you can purchase singed copies of my books here:  https://authorfabiolafrancisco.com/signed-paperbacks/

If you’re a bookie that loves to chat book boyfriends, keep up with my book world, and just have fun, make sure to join my Facebook Group, Fabiola’s Fab Reads.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FabReads/

Happy holidays and well wishes to all!

Fabiola

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Perfectly Imperfect (Free on Kindle Unlimited)

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Restoring Us (Restoring Series, #1)

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Resisting You (Restoring Series, #1.5)

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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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Summer lovin’

Hello lovely bookies! It’s hard to believe it is already August. This summer break has just flown by. I was rather busy with a few personal things, as well as writing a new story. When things finally calmed down, I was able to write The End on Whiskey Nights. I had some time to ponder on life, but I won’t bore you with that. Basically, I realized just how much I love what I do and how grateful I am that I can follow my dreams despite how hectic life can be. Sometimes it is easy to lose perspective on the things that make us whole. I am also very lucky to have such a great support system, whether they live near or cross country.

This summer I was also able to catch up on my reading. It felt so great to just relax and read—having the time to be able to do that. I learned that with the right balance and determination anything is possible, and so it is. I will be publishing my fifth book in September. At the beginning of last school year, I had one book published, Perfectly Imperfect. It amazes me that a year later, I have four books out for the world to read and one in queue to be released. It is still for surreal. Am I dreaming? Don’t wake me up if I am.

Whiskey Nights is book two in the Sweet on You series. This Series will probably {because you never know where life will lead} be a duet. It starts with Sweet on Wilde with Savannah and Parker’s southern, love story. Whiskey Nights follows Jake and Beth and it was fun to deeper explore these characters. Read the synopsis here:

One kiss. That’s all it takes to captivate me. Although I fight the emotions that surge through me when I feel his lips touch mine, I am too far gone. It’s impossible to hide from the truth; Jake sparks a fire that burns life into me.

Our passion ignites the southern nights, but when our wishes for the future put us on separate paths, I am forced to imagine a life without him. Fun whiskey nights turn into emotional whiskey escapes as I find myself alone and questioning what I truly want out of life—settling for less than perfect to acquire a life I imagined or chasing my happiness and giving up part of my dreams.

**This book is a standalone novel featuring characters that were introduced in Sweet on Wilde.**

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My reading list this summer has included The Girl in the Comfortable Quiet by Susan Ward. This is the final installment of the Half Shell Series and the ending was perfect, but I know Ward has some twists up her sleeve with her next series.

I have also been reading the Wanted Series by Kelly Elliot and I’m in love! I’ll confess that Elliot’s books have been on my TBR for over a year. I have no idea why I hadn’t dug into them earlier, but I am so happy that I have had the time to get lost in the Texas countryside with my cowboys. I love all of them, and I am a major book whore at the moment. Of course, I’m going to have to jump to her Love Wanted in Texas Series next. My TBR keeps on growing and I am determined to read as many of them as I can this year.

Some exciting news: Restoring Us is on sale for .99 cents for a limited time on Amazon and B&N.

•Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1xGp2pu
•Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1433nfr
•Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/14q623k
•Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1tPka1U
•B&N: http://bit.ly/1HS9WBp

I also have a giveaway pinned on my Facebook page that ends Sunday (8/2) at 9pm EST. Make sure to stop by and enter!

Sweet on Wilde Giveaway

 Join my group on Facebook, Fabiola’s Fab Reads, to talk books, my future releases, book boyfriends and giveaways!

Thank you all for being such amazing readers, supporters and friends. Enjoy the rest of summer and add some spice to it with your favorite book boyfriends {or girlfriends}.