Monday, April 22, 2024

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Pursuit of Innocence by Bethany Rosa


Check out Pursuit of Innocence by Bethany Rosa today and make sure to enter the tour wide giveaway as the author is giving one lucky person a  $25 Amazon/BN gift card. The tour is sponsored by Goddess Fish Promotions and go HERE to find the tour stops.

Talking with Bethany Rosa

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Spumoni, which is chocolate, cherry, and pistachio together. The best is when an ice cream shop has all three flavors, and you put it together yourself. The key is the chunks; you’ve got to have real cherries and pistachio chunks in there.

Which mythological creature are you most like? I’d say the mermaid. First, I’ve always loved the water. I spent two years living on a sailboat when I was a child. Second, I’m loyal until you do something that doesn’t warrant it. Then, I’ll drop you like a stinky sock, and you won’t hear from me again.

First book you remember making an indelible impression on you. It’s not possible to make an indelible impression on me because my memory is complete and utter crap. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you the last five books I’ve read without looking. Having said that, I remember falling in love with anything Jude Deveraux at a very young age. Her books created my passion for the genre for sure. I remember the spice, the slow burn, the angst, and, of course, the happily ever after.

How do you develop your plot and characters?I start with the characters and go from there. I have an in-depth character sheet about seven pages long, and as I’m filling it out, diving into my character’s hopes and dreams, the plot starts to develop. By the end of each character, I’ve got a pretty solid idea of what I’m doing with the story.

Describe your writing space. Depends on the temperature. If it’s warm outside, I’m in the sun. If that’s too hot, I’ll move to the table in the shade. If it’s still too hot or cold in Montana, I’m at my kitchen table or snuggled up by the fire. I’m still looking for my routine and may never find one, but so far, it’s working. I’ve tried going to coffee shops or bookstores, but it hasn’t worked. Instead, I move around my house and move when I need a change of scenery or get a cramp.


Bethany Rosa

GENRE:  Romance

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“I’m done waiting around. You’re mine. No more games or pining over someone else when it’s me you want. You won’t remember his name after I get through with you.”


Lily knows exactly what she wants in life. To graduate, land a high-paying job, and forge her own way. Nothing will distract her. Until the ultimate playboy, billionaire Sebastian Dubree, barges in. Not to be overlooked, Lily’s longtime crush, Jackson, decides she’s worth the fight.


Reluctant to succumb to either, she quickly becomes a challenge to conquer.


Lily must decide between the familiarity of her childhood longing or the newly discovered  passion ignited by the dominant CEO. But can she surrender without losing herself in the process, or will someone take matters into his own hands?


Boundaries blur between desire and resistance in this gripping coming-of-age romance, leaving readers yearning for more.


Excerpt Three:


“So, do you take all your new hires to lunch?” she asks in jest.


“Only the ones I’m trying to date.”


“You do this often, then. Oh wait, you don’t date. You’re a one-and-done kind of guy.” Ah, the feistiness I’ve come to look forward to.


“Exactly, so I guess you could say you’re my first… pursuit, that is. See, we each have firsts to give each other.” The look on her face is priceless. I think I just stunned her into silence, but alas, I should know better.


“Oh no, you can give me all the firsts you want, but you won’t be getting mine.”


“I intend to claim them all, Lily. Whether you’ve come to that realization is irrelevant because I plan to start soon.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Bethany Rosa raised four amazing daughters before fulfilling her dream to become a writer. Her goal is to ignite passion in readers through her erotically charged stories. When not immersed in writing, Bethany finds joy in life traveling the world alongside her husband of 25 years. Home is divided between the mountains of Montana and the Arizona sunshine.






Marcy Meyer said...

This sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Looks like a great read.

Bethany Rosa-author said...

Thank you for sharing today!

Michael Law said...

This should be a fascinating novel. Thanks for hosting.

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