Guest Post with Addison Fox + Giveaway

Filed in Addison Fox , featured , Giveaways , Guest Post , The Coffee Lover Posted on June 10, 2013 @ 7:00 am 18 comments

Today we are very excited to welcome back author Addison Fox here at Book Lovers Inc in celebration of her newest release with Entangled Publishing, Merger to Marriage. Merger to Marriage is the second book in the Boardrooms and Billionaire’s series featuring a brand new and hot couple who share a hot night together with unexpected consequences. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love unexpected things in my stories 🙂 So, let’s welcome Addison and don’t forget to check at the end of the post for our giveaway details 🙂

The Joy of Writing Tropes

I’m so excited to spend the day with the Book Lovers crew!

One of the fun things about writing for Entangled is their focus on classic romantic “tropes” in their books – those tried and true plot lines that are fun and juicy and exciting. For my Boardrooms to Billionaires series, I’ve got three sisters, all at the helm of their family magazine empire. The first book, TEMPTING ACQUISITIONS, was a enemies-to-lovers story. The second book, MERGER TO MARRIAGE, is a secret baby/one-night stand-to-lovers story and I had an absolute blast writing this book.

Holt Turner and Mayson McBride are two wonderful, strong-willed characters who find themselves in the very unexpected position of having both a blazing attraction to each other and a baby on the way. They also both have a heck of a lot of baggage from their parents that they will need to learn to work through – on their own and by trusting in each other.

I’m often asked by people if writing to some of the expectations in the romance genre is hard and I can honestly say that’s where the creativity comes in. How am I going to take a tried-and-true favorite and make it my own? What twists and turns can I craft that will keep people reading my story?

In MERGER TO MARRIAGE, one of the areas I had the most fun playing with was the how to show an unexpected side of my hero and heroine. On the surface, Holt and Mayson look like two people who have everything going for them – wealth and privilege, high powered, interesting jobs and fascinating lives.

Under the surface, both were people struggling with secrets in their lives. Mayson has a large sense of abandonment from her father and works to overcome that in her life. And Holt…oh, poor, sweet, Holt. He’s got this uber-alpha exterior but he’s so damaged from his thieving mother (who was a BLAST to write!)

I absolutely loved using their one-night stand and the resulting child to force them to come to terms with what they want out of life.

What about you? What are some of your favorite romantic tropes to read? What do you love about them?

Happy Reading!

About the Author

Addison Fox can’t remember a time when words weren’t a part of her life. An avid reader, she can be found with a book in her hand nearly every time she has a free moment.
Her latest release, MERGER TO MARRIAGE, is the second in her “Boardrooms and Billionaires” trilogy for Entangled Indulgence. Three sisters at the helm of their family magazine empire. Three powerful men who love them.
You can find Addison in various places and she loves to connect with readers!

Find Addison at: WebsiteTwitterFacebookGoodreads

About the Book

One night of passion…

Mayson McBride has spent the last decade restoring her family’s magazine empire with her two sisters. She loves what she does, but she can’t shake the feeling something’s missing. Which is why she jumps at the chance–incognito–for a single night of no-strings-attached sex with Holt Turner.

A once in a lifetime connection…

Holt’s been unable to forget the woman he shared one night of explosive passion, and he’s thrilled to get reacquainted with her at a weekend house party. What he doesn’t expect are the immediate feelings of need and desire–emotions he keeps firmly in check–upon their reunion.

A forever commitment…

When Mayson and Holt’s single night together leads to unexpected consequences, both must decide what matters most. Especially when a threat from Holt’s past promises to ruin their relationship before it’s barely begun.

Buy it at: GoodreadsAmazonB&N

There are TWO giveaways:

Blog Giveaway

Entangled Publishing has generously offered an ebook copy of Merger to Marriage to one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is leave a meaningful comment.

This giveaway is open to all!

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Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).

Giveaway ends on Saturday 22 June 2013 and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

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About Anna

Anna is a psychologist from Greece.You can almost always find her with a book stuck under her nose,so it's no wonder that all her friends make a joke of her.Apart from reading she dreams of the day she'll be able to travel around the world!Anna also blogs at Books to Brighten your Mood.

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  • Ora June 10, 2013 at 8:39 am

    For me it really depends upon my mood on what sounds good. Lately I have been reading a lot of enemies to lovers books. I love it when an author can make the sparks fly while the hero/heroine deny their attraction. I prefer hero/heroines that are flawed and have to fight for what they want and go on an emotional journey in order to get their HEA.

    • Addison Fox June 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Ora – thanks for joining me today! I do love a good enemies-to-lovers story, too. It’s so much fun to watch these two people fight their attraction to each other when you know they’re so perfect for each other!! 🙂


  • Diane June 10, 2013 at 9:05 am

    My only criteria for romance is an HEA! I don’t have many do not’s but I rarely read anything involving mistreating of children even when I know there will be an HEA at the end; I just don’t like it.
    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

    • Addison Fox June 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Diane – I have to agree with you on that. In fact, I’m not a big fan of abuse of any kind in my romance reads. I know that it’s often a part of the character’s journey but I do find those types of scenes difficult to read.


  • Robin the Book Nerd June 10, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I loved TEMPTING ACQUISITIONS can’t wait to read the new one in the series!

    • Addison Fox June 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks Robin!!!!!! Those are magical words to an author 🙂


  • laurie June 10, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I am not too fussy as long as the story is good and the main charactures come across as real people

  • Cris June 10, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I used to not be a fan of the reunion romance trope because it can very easily lead to excessive melodrama, but I’ve been on a recent kick lately. And I always love to see how different authors tackle the secret baby trope. Looking forward to reading this one!

    • Addison Fox June 10, 2013 at 6:58 pm


      I know what you mean about the reunion storyline. For me a lot of the story needs to be IN the present with current problems to make it a story that I really fall into. I’m all for the couple figuring out why they messed things up in the past, but I do like to see them also deal with their current circumstances. That said, a good reunion story can be a lot of fun!!!


  • Jane June 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Congrats to Addison on the new release. Some of my favorite tropes include revenge, mistaken identity and marriage of convenience.

    • Addison Fox June 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks for visiting, Jane! And those are all good ones!!!


  • Sharlene Wegner June 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I like the friends to lovers trope. Also the brother’s best friend. Great interview! Can’t wait to read the books!

    • Addison Fox June 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks for visiting, Sharlene!

      Ooooh….brother’s best friend is a good one!! LOVE that trope! 🙂


  • Arely Z. June 10, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Enemies to lovers is always a good one! The tension and attraction steadily grows until they both can’t handle it anymore 😉

  • Lori H June 12, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I like a variety of romantic situations. I change them according to my mood. The only thing I do require is a HEA 🙂
    Awesome post!

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  • Filia Oktarina June 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I like all story about romantic. Enemies to lovers usually was my favorite 🙂

  • denise Fick June 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win, I love these type of story lines

  • Jeanne June 14, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I love all romantic stories as long as they are kept real. Tempting Acquisitions and the new one seem to be real.

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