Thursday, 18 April 2013

Guest Post - 'Chica Bella' by Carly Fall #giveaway

I'm delighted to welcome Carly Fall today - who is here to tell us about 'Chica Bella', her new contemporary romance. There's also a great giveaway at the bottom of the post!

Landon “Blackhawk” Walker is ready to get out of the Navy SEALs. He has seen and done enough, and can’t wait to get to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where three tasks await him: get back into civilian mode, take a boat out to the El Arco Rocks, and win back the heart of the woman he lost because of his career.
Maya Gonzalez has tired of the heartbreak that comes with Landon’s deployments year after year. When he walks back into her life, she cannot deny her heart, despite her reservations.
As they lose themselves in each other and the beauty of Cabo, their passion is rekindled once again, but Maya knows that one phone call means deployment for Landon, putting an end to their reunion, and possibly their relationship.

Nature at its best

Cabo San Lucas, where Chica Bella takes place, is a beautiful spot of the world. While visiting there last year, I was lucky to be able to do some very exiting activities, and incorporate them into Chica Bella.

One of the most amazing things we did while there was take a glass bottom boat out. Our driver was very knowledgeable of the area, and took us to places where we were able to see the beautiful marine life that Cabo houses. The fish were plentiful and so colorful! It was like watching a living, breathing rainbow come to life right before my eyes.

When we visited Cabo, it was toward the end of March. We talked to our captain about the possibility of seeing whales, and he didn't know if we would be able to as they migrate at the end of March. He took us out past the El Arco Rocks, just in case.

I was hopeful that we would see whales, and I wasn't disappointed. A huge whale breached the water just a few feet from us, its long dark back glistening under the sunlight. It was one of the most magnificent things I'd ever seen. A few minutes later, another whale surfaced, and this one had a baby with her. It was an up close and personal view of nature at her finest.

Whale watching did make it into Chica Bella, as did some hot romance, heartbreak and conflict. I hope you enjoy the book!

“Where were you?” she finally asked, her voice quiet.
He didn’t look at her, but he felt her body tense next to his. “Were you hurt?”
He shrugged, but then thought better of trying to blow off her questions. Maya had always said she wanted nothing but honesty from him, and he had been the one to offer this Q&A.
“I took some shrapnel in my chest, but it was all superficial.” He gazed down at her as she studied his chest as if she could see the wounds he was talking about.
“Did you kill?” she whispered, her stare never leaving his chest.
Dammit. This was the part he hated because she abhorred violence, but killing was his job. If he didn’t take out the bad guys, they would kill American soldiers, and he would be damned if that happened on his watch. “Yes.”
She closed her eyes for a moment.
“Did you think of me?”
“Oh, God, Maya.” He put his finger under her chin and turned her face to his. Her brown eyes sparkled with tears that made his heart feel as though it might quit beating. “Maya, it’s always you. It’s thinking of you that made me want to stay alive. It’s the thought of your smile, your face, your body pressed up against mine that kept me warm at night, the sound of your laughter that made me smile when I felt like I couldn’t smile again. Maya....”
He didn’t know what else to say, so he did what he had wanted to do since the day he left her almost a year ago. He brought his lips to hers.

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 Carly Fall is a wife, a mother and a slave to Nicky the dog.
She loves to laugh, and thinks chocolate and wine should be considered their own food group. She also wishes Christmas happened twice a year.
When she isn't spending time with her family or reading a good book, she can be found writing fantasy and contemporary romance.
Twitter:  @CarlyFall1

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  1. Thank you for having me today, Susie!

    1. You're welcome! Cabo looks wonderful - as does the book! :-)

  2. Sounds great Carly. Love the picture!