Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Author Spotlight Featuring Mia London in the Anthology ~ Blame It On Fate

Thank you, L.A. for hosting me on your blog today. 

I am often asked how I got started writing. Well, my response is always, “My career found me.”

I’ve enjoyed reading romance for years, and sometimes I would get caught up in a scene, my mind would race ahead and play out the rest of the scene. I would return to reading to see how the author ended it, but ironically the scene would continue to play. And I see a scene like I’m watching a movie- with dialogue, scenery, sound, etc. I found myself adding on, changing things. At one point, I decided to put everything down on paper, in an attempt to get the thoughts out of my head. After 25 pages of just stuff, I realized there may be something. J

Blame It On Fate is an anthology where six authors came together to create something yummy for the readers. I personally love multi-author anthologies. I may recognize one or two authors, but in reading the entire book, I fall in love with another one or two. So over the course of a few months, the six of us would brainstorm. I’d send out theme ideas, ideas turned into titles, titles turned into cover ideas, etc. It was so great collaborating with these smart and funny women. I would work with each of them again in a heartbeat!
This anthology has a little bit of everything: a billionaire, a highlander, Christmas love, time-travel, and more. But they all have Fate play a hand in the outcome. Some stories are quick easy reads, some are full-length when you have more time, but they all have steamy love scenes.

We hope you enjoy this anthology. And don’t forget to leave a review; we’d love to hear from you!

Undeniable Fate (from Blame It On Fate):
“Please let me make it up to you. You know they have some of the world’s best pasta in Rome,” he said with a broad smile.
She guffawed because an image of Kirk, eyeing her as she scooped extra parmesan over a plate of spaghetti was the first image that popped in her head. “I’ll take you up on dinner, but I’ll stick with a salad.”
His eyebrows pinched together. “You don’t like pasta?”
“I love pasta. My ex said I should stay away from it.” The words came out before she could block them. Brandon did not need to hear the sordid details of what her ex thought about her and her eating habits. She bit her lips between her teeth.
He tipped his head. “Okay. Why?”
“Never mind.”
“Is it a gluten thing?”
Crap! Her head drooped for a split second. No good way to get out of this. “He said I put on weight too easily.”
Brandon’s eyes went wide. “He said that to you?” His voice pitched on the last word.
“Yes,” she mumbled. Could this be any more embarrassing?
 She wouldn’t consider herself overweight, but definitely curvy. Slightly obsessed, Lily worked out regularly and had strong muscles. Regardless, she couldn’t rectify the number she saw every morning on the scale.
“No wonder you dumped the bastard.”
Lily let the corner of her lips curve upward. She didn’t have the guts to tell Brandon that Kirk had dumped her.
His eyes narrowed. “Did he say you were fat?”
Shit! Really? She unknowingly sucked in her stomach. The most handsome man she’d ever met was standing six feet in front of her, wearing his suit with his shirt and tie loosened, and a five o’clock shadow that made her want to run her fingertips along his jawline. She stood naked in just a thin silky robe, and he wanted to have a psychology session?
She couldn’t answer so she glanced away. Kirk had said that once, but thankfully never again. He’d made her feel more self-conscience of her weight with his pointed stare at almost every meal.
Brandon let go of his luggage and took two steps closer. “From what I saw, your body is pretty amazing. I think your ex needs to have his head examined. That and be exiled to a deserted island with only rice cakes and raw broccoli to eat.”
Lily’s chuckle turned into a laugh. She actually loved that idea.
He smiled and took another step closer, never breaking eye contact. He stood so close to her now, he could effortlessly reach out and touch her.
She licked her lips, her mouth suddenly dry, and tipped her head up to meet his gaze. His eyes appeared darker than she remembered, like rich espresso.
He offer his hand, palm up, and she hesitated . . . not scared, as much as unsure what he wanted. She released the death-grip on the lapels of her robe and rested her left hand in his. He slowly brought it to his mouth and kissed her knuckles, not once, but twice.
The warmth of his hand and the sensation of his kiss shot low-level electric waves throughout her body. Her lower belly clenched and she nearly moaned.
He stretched his right hand forward, as if he wanted to touch her.
“May I see for myself?” His rich, soothing voice felt like a caress over her.


How great is the price of Fate?

Six stories about love, passion, and the role Fate plays in the lives of lovers. Six couples must decide whether to accept Fate or fight against it.

Have your soul touched and your heart set afire. You won't be able to put this anthology down.

Highland Oath (Highland Treasure Book 1) by C.A. Szarek: Saving a life in the 17th century is hard enough for a time-traveling doctor, until Fate hands her heart to a Highlander.

Claiming Emerson by Heather Miles: My double life was a shell game I'd mastered long ago, a chosen fate. The art of illusion wasn't just something I'd become proficient at, I lived it. 

On A Whim by JM Walker: B. Vesper is hiding. As a bestselling BDSM indie author, he knows all too well the dangers of letting people get close. But when his new cover designer Kiki Smith starts breaking down his walls and letting him in her life, will his secret rebuild those barriers?

A Twist On Fate by Jillian Stone: “They say that you don’t meet people by accident, that you cross paths with strangers for a reason. But then memes about fate are for morons, right? Thing is—after what just happened—I’m not so sure anymore.” —Skylar Fenstermaker

Temptations of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol Book 3) by Lexi Post: When Joy, the Spirit of Christmas Future, is paired with a problem Spirit Guide, her positive outlook is tested beyond its limits. Will she persevere, or will the Guide, a young widow and her own outlook be the casualties of her weakness? 

Undeniable Fate (Undeniable Series Book 1) by Mia London: Shocking is putting it mildly. When the stranger she’d met only twelve hours earlier suddenly walks into her hotel room, Lily can think of only one thing.

I love to write! 

I've been reading fiction for years and finally decided that the images and scenes floating around in my head needed to make it to paper.

I'm a huge fan of romance, highly optimistic, and wildly faithful to the HEA (happily ever after). I'm inspired by almost anything around me. And my biggest obstacle is not having enough time to get it all down on paper (or my computer, as the case may be).

My goal is to create a fantasy you will enjoy with characters you could love.

I live in Texas with my attentive, loving, super-model husband, and my perfectly behaved, brilliant children. My produce never wilts, there are no weeds in my flowerbeds, and chocolate is my favorite food group. 
And then I wake up.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Mia, Welcome to the blog. I love the idea behind the anthology. I've always thought they were a great way to find new authors to love. And so I have :)
    Hugs, L.A.