A Guy and a Girl, New Adult Romance by Victoria Adams

Please welcome author Victoria Adams to the blog as she tells us about her new release, A Guy and A Girl, a New Adult romance. But first, here are 4 Fun Facts about the book.
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Four Fun Facts About A Guy and A Girl…

1. My eight year old daughter came up with the title.

2. My daughter is now 27 so you can do the math and figure out how long ago I originally wrote this book.

3. The original version was over 130,000 words.

4. Hunter’s birthday is in December so he’s Sagittarius, and the symbol is a hunter.

Lies, deceits and secrets – not a good way to begin a relationship.


After an ugly past forced Hunter Connolly to escape to Europe, the talented hockey player is back in North America and determined to land a position with a professional team. But he can’t hide from his past forever, especially when his beautiful classmate, Chelsea, forces him to reexamine his life. Soon, hockey is not his first priority anymore.

Chelsea Henderson is a bright co-ed working towards her dream of being a professional dancer. She forms a unique friendship with one of her father’s newest recruits and would love nothing more than to take it to the next level. However, there’s just one small problem. He doesn’t know she’s his coach’s daughter.

Amid the deceptions, danger lurks closer than they could ever imagine. Will fate contrive to rip the young lovers apart? Or will Hunter and Chelsea have their shot at love?

Buy link – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2GRD1U


“Good, now that everyone is here, welcome. Today is a get-to-know-each-other day. I don’t like impersonal classes where no one knows each other. I feel a class should be like a team. Since you’ll be criticizing and analyzing each other’s works, you should get to know one another. Let’s go around the table, starting with you.” He pointed at Chelsea who sat directly in front of him. “Name. Major.”

“Uh…I…uh…I hate going first.” A flush trickled up the side of her neck.

Out of the side of his mouth, Hunter whispered, “Better you than me.”

She glanced at him. “That was supportive.”

Hunter’s heart skipped a beat.

“My name’s Chelsea, and I’m taking this and a Composition and Repertory class.”

“I speak for all of us when I say – a what?” Hunter looked at her sideways.

“A dance credit.”

“Do you wish to be a dancer?” The professor folded his hands and placed them on the table. Chelsea blushed and nodded. He pointed to the person on Chelsea’s right.

“My name is Steven Francis, and I’m pre-med.”

Hunter listened as several other students listed themselves as pre-med, pre-law, business administration and economics. He shook his head. I’m so in the wrong place. But with Chelsea being here, this class could be liveable. At last it was his turn. “Hunter Taylor, and I don’t have a declared major.”

“What do you do?”

“I play hockey. I’m trying out for the Vipers.”

The other five girls sat up taller, fixed their hair and smiled.

“At least our two dreamers are sitting next to each other.” A smirk spread across the face of the pre-law student.

Hunter glanced at the table then back at the pre-law student. “You don’t dream about becoming a lawyer? You don’t dream about pleading a major case in front of the Supreme Court?”

The classmate refused to make eye contact with Hunter.

“Everyone has dreams.” Hunter jerked his thumb towards Chelsea. “Chelsea’s and mine may not be academic ones, but they’re just as hard to achieve as yours are. Don’t put me down ’cause I want to be a hockey player. I may have to hire you to represent me when I negotiate my deal.”

“An interesting mix of students.” The professor scanned the group with eyes lit up with humour. “A dancer, a few lawyers, doctors, business people and a hockey player who can defend himself against a lawyer.”

“I play offence. We’re the aggressive ones.”


I’m Victoria Adams. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband and pets. Daughter’s grown up and is now teaching. I like to garden, cook and belly dance. In the summer, cars slow down when they pass my front yard and the passengers gaze at my flower beds. Friends love to be invited over for supper as the meal is going to be good, good for you and nowhere near low-calorie! No dieting allowed at dinner parties. As to belly dancing, find a class and try it. It’s a blast!

I’ve been writing since I was little. Being an only child, long car rides were filled with making up stories in my head about the people I saw out the car window. When my daughter was younger, I made up stories that she suggested. I’d say – Once upon a time there was a…. She’d shout an answer – chicken! And the story went from there. Great creativity exercise as it turns out. Now, my writing style has taken a split to contemporary romance for adults and contemporary romance for new adults.

Where to find me:

Blog – Victoria’s Pages of Romance – http://victoriaadams.blogspot.com

FaceBook – http://www.facebook.com/victoriaadams.romancewriter

Facebook Author Page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Adams/244325918978641

Facebook – Circles Trilogy Page – http://www.facebook.com/CirclesTrilogy?ref=hl

Twitter – http://twitter.com/_VictoriaAdams

Website – http://victoriaadamsromance.wix.com/victoria-adams

Google+ – Victoria Adams

Wattpad – http://www.wattpad.com/user/VictoriaAdams

Plus – Triberr, Amazon Author, LinkedIn, SocialOmph, Goodreads etc

Thanks for visiting, Victoria. I enjoyed reading your excerpt. I like Hunter a lot already!

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Linda / Lyndi

Recycled Reviews: The Scarletti Curse #audiobook

This is a review of the audiobook of The Scarletti Curse, by Christine Feehan, which I checked out of the library and listened to while recovering from eye surgery back in 2013.

audiobook coverThe Scarletti Curse
by Christine Feehan
Love Spell Books, 2000
Romance Audiobook read by Rebecca Cook

A classic Gothic tale, though written in third person omniscient point of view rather than the traditional first person. All the Gothic conventions are here: the young, innocent heroine, the older, domineering and mysterious hero, the forbidding house, in this case an Italian palazzo, the dark atmosphere and sense of impending doom.

Nicoletta is a young peasant woman with a special gift for healing. She is sweet-natured and free-spirited, used to running barefoot over the hills of her homeland, but at the same time dedicated to her healing arts. When she and her guardian, Maria Pia, are called to attend the Scarletti family at the Palazzo Della Morte (Palace of Death), as the peasants call it, she meets the dark and brooding Don Giovanni Scarletti. He and his little niece Sophie are ill from tainted soup. Was it poisoned? If so, who was the target?

When the don decides to claim her, Nicoletta resists, even attempting to run away, but the don will have his bride. She goes reluctantly to the palazzo, a dark frightening place with a reputation for destroying women. A number of them have been murdered, from Giovanni’s grandmother to several maids, including Nicoletta’s own mother. The palazzo is full of secrets and dangers and Giovanni fears he cannot protect her. But who is safe in the Palazzo Della Morte?

The danger and tension build to a dramatic climax that includes the requisite confession by the villain. Gothic fans will love the atmosphere and the satisfying romance. Rebecca Cook’s narration is delightful. She does the Italian accent well and gives each character a unique voice.

Scarletti Curse book coverThe only criticism I have, other than some occasional overheated prose, is that I didn’t get a good sense of time and place. I could not tell you what part of Italy the story takes place in nor which century.  The audio cover didn’t help as the clothing pictured looked quite modern. The original paperback cover gives more of a Renaissance look, which I think is close to the period. It was clearly pre-Industrial Revolution, but that was as close as I could pin down. But I imagine most readers will not care, as the story is very enjoyable.

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