Friday, September 14, 2012

Book Spotlight: His Very Own Girl by Carrie Lofty

A sensual historical romance set during World War II about a female British civilian pilot and the American paratrooper medic who opens her heart.

After war took the lives of Lulu Davies's parents and her fiancĂ©, she promised herself she would guard her heart carefully and concentrate on her great love--flying the biggest and best airplanes as a British civilian pilot. She’s content to strive for greatness in the skies, and dance with a few GIs on the way.

Brawny, quiet American medic Joe Weber signed up with the paratroopers to escape his checkered past. The first test of his medical skill takes place when he rushes to the scene of a plane crash. He's stunned to come face-to-face with a spirited, dark-haired beauty.
Their flirtation breaks all of Lulu's rules, but dance by dance, week by week, walk by walk, she falls in love with this honest, vulnerable man on the run from his demons. The lovers only have one night together before Joe departs for the front lines.

Lulu distracts herself work and the friendships of her colleagues, but she can't get the handsome medic out of her head. Only time and hope will tell if her love will return unharmed, and if they can overcome their pasts to forge a beautiful life together in peace-time.

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Excerpt

About the Author:

I was born in California’s agricultural Central Valley, and my brother arrived two years later. I turned seven the summer our parents moved us from the outskirts of Los Angeles to a tiny community in northern Indiana, where my best friends morphed from Latinas to Amish girls.

My first research obsession? The Lincoln assassination. At age ten I raided my dad's Civil War books for more information. Aliens quickly followed--I still base my ideal of feminine strength on Ellen Ripley--but the most influential emerged with the debut of "The Young Riders," a '90s TV show about the Pony Express. I became the foremost authority on pony express history at my high school. Not much of a boast, but research, fan fiction, and historical romances kept me out of trouble.

I majored in history and English, and spent my junior year in England, where I met my husband. I earned my MA in history with a thesis on Old West outlaws and the impact of legend on society.
After getting serious about becoming published in romantic fiction, I started my career with Zebra Debut in 2008. I was also one of the authors who helped launch Harlequin's Carina Press.

In 2010 I signed with Pocket to write the Christies family saga of Victorian romances. The second in the series, Starlight, set in Scotland, was awarded 4½ Stars Top Pick from RT BookReviews.

I've since expanded my career to new genres! Co-writing through Berkley under the name Ellen Connor, the "Dark Age Dawning" trilogy of hot-and-dirty apocalyptic romances were all awarded 4½ Stars Top Picks. The first in the series, Nightfall, won the RT Reviewers' Choice award for best futuristic paranormal romance of 2011, and was been nominated for a RITA in the Best Paranormal Romance category.

I also co-write contemporary romantic erotica for Samhain under the name
Katie Porter. The "Vegas Top Guns" series will continue through 2013, after a great start. The first two. Double Down and Inside Bet, were both awarded a 4½ Stars Top Pick from RT BookReviews.

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