Tuesday, February 14, 2012

On The Rim of Love - Guest Post by author Marie Astor and more!

Today is the second stop on the blog tour for Marie Astor's new release, On The Rim of Love. I would love to thank Marie for stopping by today with an amazing Romance Week themed post and an absolutely spectacular giveaway! Check out all the details below.

Do you believe in happily ever after for your characters?

My answer is absolutely!
I believe that all of us - whether we admit it or not, enjoy a happy ending in a book. In real life things do not always turn out the way we want them to, but in fiction we get to enjoy the endings that we hope for and draw strength from inspirational storylines to strive for a Happily Ever After in our real lives.
I write contemporary romances because as a reader I love love stories. All of my favorite books, whether genre or literary fiction, have an element of a love story in them. Let’s face it, human relationships play a very big role in fiction, but when it comes to romance fiction, the approach is unique. Contemporary romance occupies a distinct genre from which the reader expects to receive a particular kind of entertainment – a contemporary romance work of fiction is typically a light, uplifting read with a happy or at least a hopeful ending, which I believe is the reason for the genre’s popularity.
In my contemporary romance, On the Rim of Love, the heroine, Maggie has just gotten engaged to a seemingly perfect man: her fiancé, Jeffrey is an attractive and successful TV producer with a bright future ahead of him. But when during a ski trip to British Columbia Maggie meets Taylor, a handsome off-piste skier, she is torn between the two men. I have to stop here without giving away too much of the plot, but I will just say that in the end Maggie finds the courage to follow her heart.

I hope that Maggie’s search for her true love in On the Rim of Love will inspire readers to search for their own Happy Ending, and for those who have already found their Happily Ever After, remind them to cherish it that much more. 

Marie is offering a Kindle Touch skinned in her beautiful On The Rim Of Love cover art.
Open to US/Canada. See contest rules here

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About On The Rim Of Love: Goodreads | Amazon
Twenty-two-year-old Maggie Robin has been dating the irresistibly good-looking Jeffrey Preston for a year. But when Jeffrey proposes marriage to her a week after her college graduation, Maggie finds herself wondering if she wants to spend the rest of her life married to a workaholic TV show producer. 
Her doubts culminate when during a ski trip to British Columbia she meets Taylor Denton, a handsome, free-spirited big mountain skier.
Maggie's attraction to Taylor is undeniable, but she is engaged to marry Jeffrey. Will Maggie have the courage to follow her heart?
About Marie Astor: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
Marie Astor is a die-hard romantic who wholeheartedly believes in true love, which is why she writes in the contemporary romance genre.
Marie is the author of contemporary romance novels, On The Rim Of Love, Lucky Charm and a short story collection, A Chance Enounter and Other Stories.
In addition to being a writer, Marie is an avid hiker, an excellent swimmer, a good skier, and a capable badminton player.
Currently, Maire is working on her next novel - stay tuned for details! If you would like to receive updates about book releases and events, please visit Marie's website of visit Marie at her Facebook page

Monday, February 13th - Riverina Romantics
Tuesday, February 14th - Snowdrop Dreams of Books
Wednesday, February 15th - My Reading Room
Thursday, February 16th - Books Like Breathing
Friday, February 17th - Obsession with Books

Monday, February 20th - Reviews By Molly
Tuesday, February 21st - Sweeping Me
Wednesday, February 22nd - A Casual Reader's Blog
Thursday, February 23rd - Better Read Than Dead
Friday, February 24th - I'm Just Sitting Here and Read
Monday, February 27th - Hesperia Loves Books
Tuesday, February 28th - A Tale of Many Reviews
Wednesday, February 29th - Library Mosaic
Thursday, March 1st - The Magic Attic
Friday, March 2nd - Ce-Ce's Garden Reviews 

Kismet Book Touring


  1. When they finally realize how much they love each other.

  2. I love the part where they fall in love but are unaware that the other feels the same way.

    1. Isn't that the best? Where you are just hoping they'll figure it out. :)

  3. My favorite part is what I call the ahhhh part, when the guy finally gets the girl.

  4. I like when the H&H finally realize that they love each other. All the fighting with each other was their attempt to dismiss their feelings. This book sounds like a great book I would love to read.

    Do we need to fill out the Raff.. for each blog or just the first time?? Thanks.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

    1. I have a link to the rules just above the image of the prize. The rules were set by Kismet Tours not myself. :) Wishing you luck!

  5. Thank you All for your comments - I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying the tour!


  6. The best part of a romance novel is definitely the swoon worthy boys. Awesome Giveaway! :)


    1. You should check out other tours at Kismet Book Tours. :)


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