Now let's see what I had to ask Franny....
Can you please tell us about your latest/upcoming book(s)?
Minx Juliette, book 2 of the Toxic Tango Troop, is a military paranormal romance with psychics. Rescued from certain death by a swarthy Latino, Julie Dennison strives to contact her identical twin sister, Jinn, but something is blocking their telepathy.
Based in southern Mexico in the rainforest, Julie and Wolf must fight against crooked cops, and a drug lord to find his kidnapped son.
Losing their hearts could turn out to be a bigger challenge.
How did you come with the idea for this story?
My daughter modelled a military outfit for a photographer, and it gave me the idea. What if she had an identical twin and they were psychics. The only problem they'd have connecting would be if they were blocked by someone unknown. From there, my imagination took flight and the story evolved quickly. Now I'm working on book three.
Who is your ultimate "book boy/girlfriend"? You know, that hottie you read about and drool over.
I adore Wolf, whose real name is Lope. He's tall, dark, and handsome, and has a moody attitude. Being an alpha male, he's having a hard time dealing with Julie. She's tough as nails, yet soft as silk. Still, he's drawn to her like a moth to a flame.
Who is your Celebrity crush? And what would you do if you ever meet them?
I love Hugh Jackson, especially when he plays Wolverine. If I were to run into him, I'd ask him for a hug...and then faint. lol He's such a hotty.
If you could collaborate with another author on a secret project, who would you pick to work with and why?
I think I'd pick Kelley Armstrong (no relation) because she writes about paranormal characters and her books are enthralling. I can't get enough of them.
Toxic Tango Series Book Two
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Shot and nearly drowned, psychic Sergeant Julie Dennison is saved by a handsome rebel leader who's searching for his kidnapped son.
When Sergeant Julie Dennison is shot and nearly drowned, she's saved by a handsome Latino stranger who can't wait to get rid of her. Wolf is a leader of a group of rebels, working together to take down crooked cops in Mexico. He searches for his kidnapped son, and the man who killed his wife. The problem is that he doesn't want to give his heart away, and Julie refuses to fall in love. Together they conquer the rainforest on a search for the Toxic Tango Troop, and Julie's twin sister, Jinn.
Heat burned along Julie's side, and a hard lump pressed into her hip. One of her lovers, she couldn't remember who, must have fallen asleep after they'd had sex. That was one rule she refused to allow to be broken. At ten years old, she'd been separated from her family. She'd promised herself never to become attached to anyone, to protect her heart.
It hurt to stretch, but she wanted to, like a cat. As she opened her eyes to find darkness, Julie wondered where she was. Her bed-partner breathed deeply, and evenly on her neck, sending delicious shivers up her spine. His arm rested on her waist. When she moved, pain radiated from her chest, and reality came crashing back.
The man beside her moved, lifting his head. He pressed his palm on her forehead, and sighed.
"Still have the fever. Damn."
"Yes. Stay put. I'll get you something to drink. We have to cool you down, and get you well enough to move out of here."
"You seem to be in a real hurry to get rid of me."
"You are a danger to us all."
His expression shuttered suddenly, as though he'd given something away. "I'll be right back."
He lit some candles and left the bed, barely able to stand erect due to the low ceiling. Julie estimated he stood well over six-feet tall when not ducking, and his shoulders took up much of the space in the small room. His narrow, muscular waist drew her gaze, as did the bulge in his denims that pressed against her while he lay beside her. She bit back a grin when he adjusted his jeans and turned to leave. From the look on his face, he didn't appear to be thrilled with her effect on him.
A few moments later he came back, carrying a tray laden with a drink of juice, a bowl of stew, and some bread. He avoided her eyes and focused on feeding her, staring at her lips as they accepted the spoon. When he frowned, she smirked.
"What's so funny?"
"If I weren't weak as a kitten, I imagine you'd have other things on your mind than feeding me."
Startled, he looked at her this time. "Eat your food," he said, growling.
Julie gave a low, throaty laugh, and took another mouthful. His hand shook a bit, and he spilled some of the gravy on her chest. This time, she said, "Would you care to lick it off?"
To her surprise, Lope leapt to his feet, banging his head on the ceiling. She snickered and then bit her lip to stop it.
"What's wrong?" she asked with an innocent look on her face.
"You obviously can feed yourself." He turned and climbed the stairs, leaving her.
Hey, nice ass.
Lope stopped in his tracks, his back to her. Her chest hurt like crazy, yet she laughed aloud. He heard my thoughts. She watched as he disappeared upstairs. Once he'd slammed the trap door shut, she lay down and closed her eyes, exhausted, the dinner forgotten.
About the Author
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Franny Armstrong has written creatively since she was a child. Her mother always told her to write down her feelings and she did. When she was ten, she started writing and acting out plays in her garage for the neighborhood kids.
When she became ill in her forties, she used her writing skills to create stories that took her away. Living in the country with her husband and mother, three dogs, and two cats, she loves the silence when working on her books, when she can get it. With three full grown children and four grandchildren, she has a full life. Previously, Franny had ten published paranormal romance books, but took them off the market when the contracts ran out to fine-tune her career as an author. She hopes to find new homes for them.
Writing is her life now. Her main goal is to be a #1 Best Selling author and tour with book signings.
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