Release Day – Fix You by Carrie Elks

 

Fix You
by Carrie Elks
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Release Date: 25th December 2014
Published by Corvus
Genre: Romance / Contemporary

 

~~SUMMARY~~

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You’ve found the one, but what if life has other plans?

London, 31st December 1999

At a party to toast the new millennium, Hanna meets Richard. He is a gorgeous, wealthy New Yorker. She is a self-assured, beautiful Londoner with no interest in clean-cut American men. They are from different worlds and have nothing in common… except for their instant – and mutual – attraction to one another.

As the clocks chime midnight it is a new year and the beginning of a wonderful romance.

New York, 12th May 2012

Hanna, the girl who broke Richard’s heart, walks into his Wall Street office – and back into his life – to reveal an explosive secret.

He was sure they were meant to be together forever, but she broke his heart so completely the last time, can he find a way to let her mend the pieces?

Warm, witty and a perfect piece of modern romance, Fix You is a love story to melt your heart.

 

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~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~

Carrie Elks lives near London, England and writes contemporary romance with a dash of intrigue. At the age of twenty-one she left college with a political science degree, a healthy overdraft and a soon-to-be husband. She loves to travel and meet new people, and has lived in the USA and Switzerland as well as the UK. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two.

~~CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR~~

 

Praise for Fix You
“Fix You is a love story about overcoming hardships and facing consequences of your mistakes; a love story that will touch your heart and stay with you forever. A must-read!.” 
 – Lucia, Reading is my Breathing Blog

Romance Weekly #LoveChatWrite #LoveWriteChat – 23rd December

DesignDo you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box. If you’ve arrived from J.J. Devine’s blog, hi and thanks for clicking!

 This week we’re talking about ‘All I Want for Christmas!’

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It’s funny how your expectations for Christmas change as you grow older. When I was a child, the big day was all about excitement; the intense, gut-wrenching hope that Santa would visit,  the anticipation of seeing family and friends, and of course the aroma of the roasting turkey that would make my mouth water!
As an adult, I’m the one who provides all this for my family, and that shapes the way I feel about Christmas. Anticipation is replaced by anxiety; will I buy all the presents in time? What time should I put the turkey in the oven? Have I remembered to buy cranberry sauce?
All too often, Christmas can feel more of a chore than anything else. So this year, all I want for Christmas is to slow down and enjoy the company of my family and friends. I’ve bought and wrapped all the gifts, the Christmas grocery shop is ordered, and now all there is to do is sit back and enjoy the anticipation. When the big day arrives, I’m going to pour us all a mug of hot chocolate (with a splash of Baileys added in to the adults’ mugs), put on some Christmas music and watch the delight in the children’s eyes as they tear the wrapping paper off their presents.
So here’s to a merry Christmas for one and all. Thank you so much for joining me on these blog hops this year, and I look forward to sharing more of them with you in 2015!

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Releases on 25th December in the UK.

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Don’t forget to hop over to Gemma Brocato’s blog to enjoy some more festive entertainment!

Romance Weekly #LoveChatWrite #LoveWriteChat – 15th December

Romance Weekly ChatDo you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

If you’ve arrived from Xio Axelrod’s blog, hi and thanks for clicking!

 

 This week we’re sharing our favourite Holiday Stories or Movies!

If you hadn’t already guessed, I LOVE THE FESTIVE SEASON! I love the planning, I love the present buying, and most of all I love the Christmas movies. I have so many favourites that it’s almost impossible to narrow them down to one. Scrooged with Bill Murray is a must-watch every year, along with A Muppet Christmas Carol and The Snowman, a beautiful hand-drawn cartoon that has no dialogue, only music. But my very, very favourite of all is Love Actually.

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There are so many reasons that this movie is close to my heart. First of all it has some of my best-loved actors. Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson are just a few of the cast of actors that make this such a fun movie to watch. Then there’s the story lines–in fact there’s ten different interwoven stories in this film, each of them climaxing at Christmas. Some are romantic, some are sad, but each one of them is emotional. From the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) discovering love for the first time, to the wife (Emma Thompson) who learns about her husband’s infidelity when searching for her Christmas present, each one manages to kick you in the gut.
Best of all, there’s Billy Mack, played by Bill Nighy. A has-been rock star, he attempts to reignite his fading career with a Christmas rock song, the hilarious parody of ‘Love is all Around’, which is an in-joke for director Richard Curtis, who used the original in his breakout film, Four Weddings and a Funeral.

 

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I hope each one of you has an enjoyable and relaxing Holiday Season. Remember to hold those you love close, and to take some time for yourself. You’re worth it!
As for me, I’ll be spending Christmas with my family and friends, celebrating the UK release of my novel, Fix You on the 25th December. It’s available for pre order now at the following places:

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Now hop over to J.R. Richardson’s blog to enjoy some more festive entertainment!

Coming Down – 99c sale!

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In celebration of the Holiday Season, Coming down will be on sale for 99c from December 11th through to December 18th. If you haven’t already picked up your copy, you can grab it here.

Summary:

Beth Lawrence finally has her life back on track. A job she loves, a wealthy husband and a beautiful home are a far cry from the tragedy that struck when she was nineteen. But now that her past seems firmly behind her, an old flame walks back into her life. Bringing back painful memories of a time she’s worked hard to forget, reviving a passion she tried to bury years before.

Niall Joseph is an up-and-coming artist, recently returned from success in America. Volunteering to teach in an inner-city drug clinic, the last person he expects to see is the girl who broke his heart nine years earlier. Working closely together allows their old wounds to heal, forging a deeper connection between them. One that slowly starts to burn.

As she becomes tangled up with a neglected child and her drug-addict mother, Beth finds herself drawn to Niall. But neither of them can anticipate how hard it is to tread the thin line between friendship and desire.

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Romance Weekly #LoveChatWrite #LoveWriteChat – 9th December

Romance Weekly ChatDo you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

If you’ve arrived from Veronica Forand’s blog, hi and thanks for clicking!

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 This week we’re sharing our favourite Holiday Songs!

This is an easy one for me. There’s one song that I can’t wait to put on my stereo as soon as December 1st rolls around, and you can guarantee that I’ll play it at least once a day in the run up to Christmas. It may not be the most traditional song, and it certainly isn’t the cleanest, but it has a charm of it’s own that captures my heart every time.

Fairytale of New York by The Pogues & Kirsty McColl

Why do I love this song so much? Well, for one thing, it has the most beautiful melody, one that is haunting yet traditional, and it crescendos into a chorus that’s insanely catchy. The mixture of Kirsty McColl and Shane McGowan’s voice, added to the beautiful orchestration adds a gaelic feel to this New York-based song. And those of you who have read Fix You know how much I adore New York, so the thought of New York at Christmas is enough to warm the cockles of my heart.

There’s also the little matter of the lyrics. With words like “You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap, lousy faggot”, the song tells the tale of a couple whose love is falling apart, yet they’re reminiscing about the times when they first fell in love. Christmas isn’t always perfect, it isn’t always a fairytale, it can be dark and bleak and bring out the worst in people, too. This song brings that out in spades, and yet it still has a hint of hope that’s laced through it, as the bells are ringing out for Christmas Day!

Last, but definitely not least, there’s the small matter of the video. Matt Dillon was one of my crushes when I was a teenager (The Outsiders, sigh), and seeing him in a NYPD uniform definitely makes my day.

 

So how about you? Leave me a comment and let me know your favourite holiday song. Then hop over to J.J. Devine’s blog to enjoy some more festive entertainment!