Author Guest Post
Hello Beloved Readers!
I am Christina Hoffman.
I was born in England and later hop-scotched across the globe (or, rather, I was exposed to multiple wonderful cultures and adventures!) with my family until we finally settled in the United States.
I have put my suitcase down, for now at least, in blissful San Francisco.
If that wasn't good fortune enough, I am finally making my dream of writing meaningful romances come true. I love sexy stories with heart, relationships that are sweet and insanely erotic. Enough with the chains and the degradation. I need some romance in my Romance!
I have known so many intelligent and driven men and women who have felt they could be smart OR sexy. Seriously, my when my best girlfriend, who is gorgeous, was in medical school, the women were beautiful. But they didn't know it. Or they suspected they might be, and worked extra hard to cover it up. They had to take on the role of serious grown-up, and acting like sensual beings was practically a career ender.
Okay, well, we can't change the world overnight! But after-hours, we can do what we like with our minds AND our bodies. Why not have some amazing adventures? That's what I write about in my books, and I hope you'll see yourselves in my heroines or my heroes, and know that you, too, are allowed to feel amazing.
Welcome to the world of smart and sexy. I'm so glad you're here!!
About The Author
She believes that everyone has the right to feel both smart and sexy. We don't have to be one or the other! She writes stories about characters who live in the real world and who, somehow, still believe in love.
She's starting a mini-revolution. She writes sexy stories, but hasn't lost the romance from her Romances. Enough with whips -- back to lips!
She hopes you enjoy her stories and see yourself in her characters. After all, they are based on smart and sexy people, just like you.
Christina’s latest book is the contemporary romance, Invitation.
Invitation by Christina Hoffman
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: March 31, 2014
Format: Paperback - 190 pages
Kindle - 214 pages / 491 KB
Genre: Contemporary Romance
BUY THE BOOK: Invitation
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Tours.
But when heart-stoppingly gorgeous Dr. Liam Mason walks into her world, she knows she's in trouble. After finding out about her devastating past, Liam offers to bring her back to life with physical passion. Madison thinks she should be repelled, but she's intrigued and can't turn him away. Together they explore days and nights of pleasure, and slowly develop into something more than bedmates.
Deep inside they each wonder if they've found their perfect match. But with Liam's fear of being dragged down by commitment, and Madison's fear of being hurt by another man threatening to destroy the world they’ve built together, will they each be strong enough and brave enough to risk their hearts to have it all?
My Book Review:
In her debut novel, Invitation, author Christina Hoffman weaves a sweet and sassy love story about two ordinary people dealing with real life issues, who meet and are attracted to each other. What starts out as a lighthearted relationship based on fun and no commitments, slowly becomes something more. But painful past baggage, fear of commitment, and lack of trust stands in the way ... can they be strong enough to risk their hearts and take a chance on love?
Madison Spencer is a medical student with a painful past that took away her passion and spirit, causing her to live a lonely life behind the facade of a plain Jane, solely focused only on her medical career.
Dr. Liam Mason is dedicated to his medical career, he isn't looking for love, he prefers lighthearted fun relationships without commitments.
When Madison and Liam meet there is instant attraction .. can a lighthearted, fun, and carefree relationship full of passion and pleasure turn into something more for two hesitant and relationship-commitment wary lovers?
Invitation is a wonderful love story full of romance, passion, fun, angst, pain, fear, and self-doubt. The reader is easy drawn into Madison and Liam's story. There is an emotional pull and depth to the storyline that the reader can easily relate to and embrace. What more could a reader ask for then to have two realistic and flawed characters on an emotional journey filled with passion and drama? The romance and real life issues are cleverly interwoven throughout the story, add in some very steamy but not overly done sex scenes that will make you blush and sigh, and what you get is a thoroughly enjoyable and classic love story.
Invitation is a beautifully written contemporary romance novel that is sure to leave a smile on your face.
RATING: 4 STARS
Author Christina Hoffman is giving away 2 $50 Amazon gift cards!
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This giveaway begins May 5 and ends July 31. Open only in the U.S.
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