Aced Anthology: Because of You Prologue

I am so excited about being a part of ACED: A Charity Anthology! It’s for such a great cause, and for someone who didn’t enjoy reading while growing up (gasp! I know), it’s even more special. It’s a back to school theme, perfect for this time and to alleviate a bit of the stress currently going on with our real back to school. 

I was never good at reading, and I was very self-conscious about it. Even when I was older and we’d have to read out loud in class, I’d count to see which paragraph or page would be mine so I could read it to myself as many times as possible so I would choke and be embarrassed. And if there was a word I had no idea how to pronounce? Geez, I’d freak while waiting for my turn. 

Being able to come together with some author pals and create a collection that will support literacy in children and adults is an honor. I hope you’d help us support such a great cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to charity. 

I wrote a novella for this anthology, brand spankin’ new couple, and I’m so excited for you to read it! It’s a small town single dad romance.

I’m sharing the prologue below so you can meet Ada and Sawyer, or… Oops, I can’t say until you read the prologue! It will all make sense then. 

Prologue

Sawyer

I sit back with my buddy and drink my beer, watching the woman who’s been moving to the electric beats coming from the speakers since I arrived. She laughs and dances as if no one were watching her. Shaking her hips, luring me in. My eyes follow her as she shimmies to a group of women I assume are her friends and drags two of them by the arms.

Her long hair sways to the beat, and her smile is infectious.

“You’ve been staring at that woman for twenty minutes. Go dance with her.” My friend, Emmet, says with a cocky smile.

“Nah,” I shake my head. I drink my beer and keep watching her with curiosity. “I’ll be moving soon anyway,” I add as an afterthought.

“So?” Emmet’s eyebrows dip as he stares at me as if I’m crazy. “It’s just a dance. Besides, it’s not like Springville is that far from here.”

It’s not about the distance from Nashville, my current home, to Springville, where I’ll be moving to at the end of the summer, but more so the fact that I have a seven-year-old son, River, who counts on me to be the stable one in our home. A relationship, hell, a date, at this point, would just add to the current of change flooding our lives.

“Too much going on to think about a woman,” I finally reply.

“One dance.” Emmet holds up a finger. “As a farewell. We both know you won’t be out again before you leave.”

He’s right. This is a rare night out for me. Usually, I’m with River, spending Friday nights together, watching sports recaps and eating pizza. Doing guy stuff, as he calls it.

I smile as I think about my son, and then abruptly stop when the woman I’ve been eyeing looks my way. Her eyes lock on mine. I can’t tell the shade from here, but I suddenly have the urge to know what color they are.

Wordlessly, I drop my beer on the bar and walk over to her, hands in my pockets. She watches me approach, appraising me from head to toe before a slow smile curves her lips, and she moves her hips in front of me.

I smirk, staring into her eyes, discovering they’re a hypnotizing blue, and begin dancing with her. My hands on her hips. Her hands on my shoulders. We move together as if it weren’t our first meeting.

“What’s your name?” I lean in and whisper, smiling when she shivers.

I look back at those baby blues with a grin.

The woman chuckles shyly, a contrast to the seductive smile she was giving me a moment ago. “Amanda Bynes,” she throws out.

I laugh and shake my head. “Hell, then I’m Justin Bieber.”

“Must be hard going around town without getting some hate thrown your way.”

“Could say the same for you.”

“Eh,” she shrugs. Spinning around and coming back to me, she continues talking. “It’d be an odd pairing.”

I nod, wrapping my arm around her lower back to bring her closer, and we move together to the beat spilling from the speakers. When the song changes to something smoother, I keep her close and guide the dance to something more sensual.

Amanda Bynes’s lips part as her eyes stare into mine. I lean in, feeling her faint breath on her chin before tipping my head down and kissing her, stealing her breath, taking what I can from this stranger who lured me in.

Her hands scrape my scalp, and I cradle her jaw, sweeping my tongue against hers. Her kiss is sweet and tempting, a deadly combination as I scramble how to get some time alone with her while warring with myself that I have a son to get home to soon.

My mystery woman leans back, cutting the kiss shorter than I’d like and leaving me hard. Her body pressed against mine gives me a preview of how good we’d fit together if I could take her home. One night to satisfy this need burning through me.

Suddenly, everything turns chaotic when her friends approach, laughing and eyeing me as they drag her away. It happens so fast, I don’t realize I’m standing alone on the dance floor until Emmet comes up to me, clapping my shoulder.

I’m pretty sure her real name is not Amanda Bynes. That would be a horrific coincidence. I could just imagine people’s faces when she introduces herself.

“Ready to head home?”

“Fuck, yeah.” I run a hand through my hair. It’s probably best this way.

©2020, Fabiola Francisco 

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Cover Reveal: You Make It Easy

I am so excited to finally share the cover for my upcoming release, You make It Easy, coming July 15th. If you’ve read my Love in Everton series, then you’re familiar with Finn, Averly’s brother, and Abbie, her best friend. 

Abbie and Finn come together in a feel-good romance full of heart, opposites attract, and secret crushes. You Make It Easy is a heartfelt romance novel. If you like feel-good romance, rugged sexy heroes, and best friend’s older brother romance, then you’ll love this swoon worthy novel.

 

Title: You Make It Easy 

Series: Love in Everton, 5

Author: Fabiola Francisco

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Trope: Best Friend’s Brother

 

 

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Synopsis:

A small town, best friend’s brother romance coming July 15, 2020 from Fabiola Francisco.

When I agree to rent my barn-house to my sister’s best friend, I have no idea I am also agreeing to be her online dating coach. Falling for Abbie isn’t part of the plan, still I find myself creating a fake online dating profile so she can get to know me…the real me. Without the playboy reputation ruining my chances. 

If only I can convince her that I’m not a heartbreaker. I’m tired of being condemned by my past before I have a chance to prove myself. Prove she’s exactly what I need in my life. Being with her makes the world feel right. 
But when my past interferes with our relationship, will I be able to show her she’s the only one for me?

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Meet Fabiola Francisco

Fabiola Francisco loves the escape words offers. She writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance, dipping her pen into new adult and young adult. Her moods guide her writing, taking her anywhere from sassy and sexy romances to dark and emotion-filled love stories. 

Writing has always been a part of her life, penning her own life struggles as a form of therapy through poetry. She still stays true to her first love, poems, while weaving longer stories with strong heroines and honest heroes. She aims to get readers thinking about life and love while experiencing her characters’ journeys.  

She is continuously creating stories as she daydreams. Her other loves include country music, exploring the outdoors, and reading. 

Website: https://www.authorfabiolafrancisco.com

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Roping Your Heart Cover Reveal!

The day is FINALLY here! I am SO darn excited to share Roping Your Heart’s cover with you!! Isn’t Axel one sexy as heck cowboy?! This best friends/roommates to lovers romance will make you swoon, laugh, and believe in love. With a dash of angst, you’ll love going on this journey with Axel and Lia.

What do you think? Tell me in the comments! 

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BLURB: 

Lia Montgomery has been my best friend since we were kids, but when she moves back to our hometown, we can’t ignore the chemistry between us. And I’ve come up with a plan to make her mine.

First on the list? Make her my roommate.  

It seems like a great idea at the time, but one look at her in those little pajama shorts and a thin tee shirt, and all I want to do is throw her over my shoulder, caveman style. 

Screw the plan. 

A simple dare changes everything between us. But when I’m challenged to do the one thing that could tear us apart forever, I realize there’s more at risk than just my heart.

EXCERPT:

Surrounded by nature, hearing the horses whinny, everything is in perfect balance. Things are going to be okay. Like any new situation, it takes some time to adjust, even if Axel and I have always understood each other, it’s something new. 

“Here you go.” Axel hands me a glass of wine and sits next to me, a beer bottle in his hand. 

“Thanks.” I take a sip, and he clears his throat loudly. “Sorry,” I smirk and shrug. We toast, and then I take a drink of the red wine as the breeze begins to cool down. 

“I know things got a little weird earlier, but I didn’t want you to feel uncomfortable,” Axel begins speaking, staring straight ahead. Unsure of what to say, I nod. If I deny it, he’ll know I’m lying. If I’m honest, there’s no turning back. I choose silence at the moment, drink more wine, and stare at the mountains. 

After a few minutes, I’ve organized my thoughts. “I wasn’t uncomfortable, but this is new territory.” It’s vague, but it isn’t a lie.

“For me, too.” He finally turns his head to catch my eyes. They’re soft and peaceful as I take in the swirl of colors, combination of amber and brown. 

We may be pretending this is a platonic living situation, but we both know there’s something deeper in the foundation of this agreement. A hope that’s blossoming. Then, why aren’t either of us confident enough to take the next step?

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Write You a Love Song Cover Reveal!!

COVER REVEAL DAY IS HERE!!! OMG, I am sooo excited to share this cover with you!! Isn’t it GORGEOUS?! 🔥😍🤠

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B L U R B:

What’s a girl to do after burning all of her no-good, cheating boyfriend’s belongings? Throw a dart at a map and start over in a new town.

I may be new to the small town of Everton, but I’m well aware that I now share a zip code with a celebrity. You’d have to be living under a rock to not know, Knox Bentley, one of country music’s biggest stars.

When Knox wanders into my bar— careful brown eyes and broody attitude—I can’t tear my gaze away. A cheating scandal fresh on his heels is just one reason I should stay far, far away, but the closer we get, the more I realize he’s not at all what I imagined.

But being a famous musician comes with unwanted attention…the kind that tears people apart, and now it’s becoming too painful to stay by his side.

They say love is a choice, but so is leaving…

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SNEAK PEEK:

“You’re killing me,” I say, then shake my head. “Actually, scratch that, you’re giving me life again.” 

Her chest swells as she sucks in a breath and slowly lets it go. She cups my face and rubs her thumb across my cheek. Part of me wants to look away from her probing eyes, but I know with her I can show who I really am without judgment. 

Her gentle caress continues as her fingers lightly brush my lips, and I shiver. She moves to my eyebrows, tracing their shape before circling my face and coming back to my lips. 

“I could kiss you for hours.” She pecks my lips. “I want to do a lot more than kissing,” she confesses with another kiss. “But what I like most is talking to you, being in your presence.” I close my eyes to still my racing heart and feel her lips touch my forehead. 

Only one other woman has ever treated me like this, and the guilt for thinking about her in this moment swallows me. I shake my head and expel a breath. If I want to move forward with Ainsley, I need to be honest with her. 

“I think I should tell you why I got divorced.”

—Write You a Love Song, ©2019 Fabiola Francisco

 

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Praise for Promise You

It’s always scary as an author to put a new book out into the world. We know it will be criticized, loved, read and re-read. We never know how it will be accepted until it’s placed in the hands of readers, and I am so grateful for the reviews I’ve received for Promise You. It makes me happy beyond words that you love my country musicians and southern gentlemen book boyfriends as much as I do!

Read below for the praise Promise You has received from readers. If you’ve already read it, let me know what you thought of Reese and Dex’s story in the comments, and I’d love for you to write a review in your retailer of choice!

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“Such a swoon-worthy romance with lots of laughs!” Nicole, Goodreads Review

A flirty friends-to-lovers romance book

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“This was a wonderful friends to lovers romance that not only had off the chart chemistry but also had two perfect characters that the reader could not help but fall in love with.” Nicki, The Overflowing Bookcase

 

“I love friends-to-lovers story lines and Promise You has two-stepped its way to the top of my list.” Alicia, Goodreads Review

A flirty friends-to-lovers romance book

“We’ve got a strong willed, country boy battling against a sassy, spitfire girl on how to navigate the waters of friends-to-lovers. Their relationship is sweet and the chemistry between the two is so heartfelt. A feel good storyline that will leave a smile on your face.” Courtney, Within the Pages Book Blog

A surprise pregnancy romance book with humor and heart

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“Fabiola’s books are home to me. This book was no different. It was such feel good story.” Mariya, Goodreads Review

 

“I was glued to each page! This book has chemistry, amazing characters, and a story line that you want more of.” Crystal, Crystal’s Book World

A country music romance book with a surprise pregnancy

“Dex and Reese had amazing chemistry and I couldn’t put this book down for a second!” Julie, Goodreads Review

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All of You Cover Reveal

I am so excited to share the cover for the final book in the Rebel Desire Series! The cover is perfect to show the emotions between Jason and Cassidy Rae. I absolutely love this story, and it was great developing Jason further, especially after his take on relationships in books 1 and 2. You can read about the book here: SYNOPSIS

Preorder is available on Amazon! You can reserve your copy today and start reading as soon as it goes LIVE on May 2nd! Preorder ALL OF YOU!

Now, drumroll….

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What do you think?! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section! Keep going below for a few teasers and the FULL cover.

But first, a FREEBIE! Lovin’ on You, book 1 in the series, is free through 4/7! Love You Through It, book 2, is ONLY $1.99 for a limited time! Grab both copies here and meet the guys from Rebel Desire! #OneClick— https://amzn.to/2GBbi7U 

Cassidy Rae is Sunday mornings when I_ve been stuck in endless cycle of crappy Saturday nights.

 

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Hope you love this cover as much as I do, and I can’t wait for you to read the story!

XO, Fabi