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When You Close Your Eyes by Roxanne D. Howard - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway

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When You Close Your Eyes
Roxanne D. Howard

Genre: Erotic Romance,
Contemporary Romance,
Fantasy Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

Audio Narrated by: Geoffrey Boyes

Date of Publication: January 28, 2019

ISBN-10: 1509223606
ISBN-13: 978-1509223602
ASIN: B07L162YB5

Number of pages: 422
Word Count: 114,000

Cover Artist: Diana Carlisle

Tagline: He’s stepping out of her
hot fantasies and into her life.

Book Description:

Dreams are the perfect shelter
for fantasies, safe havens to step inside without changing our daily lives. For
Lark Braithwaite, all that is about to change. During the last six months, Lark
has dreamt of a mysterious Irish lover who knows what she wants and gives her
exactly what she needs. In her waking life in busy London, things aren't as
ideal as her long-term relationship with her controlling fiancé Charles has hit
a dry spell.

When Lark is called home to
Oregon for her father's funeral, she comes face to face with the demons from
her past, but she never expects to meet her dream lover in the flesh. Niall
O'Hagan steps straight out of her fantasies and into her life, and the powerful
connection they share rocks her foundation. Although she's dealing with the
bitterness of her fiancé's betrayal and his jealousy, Niall soon stirs Lark's
awareness of her superficial existence and reawakens her sexuality....and her

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Her fantasy
lover is real…
“Why are you
wearing a suit and tie this time?” She squinted against the sunlight. Please,
God, let this be a dream. He moved his head and put her in shade.
“This time?” He
lifted an eyebrow, perplexed. “You’ll have to forgive me, lass, but I’ve no
idea what the devil you’re talking about.” He maneuvered himself off her and
sat upright at the end of the swing.
She tucked her
feet against her, sat up, and blinked at him in utter disbelief.
“I came to knock
on the door when I saw you on the swing. You tossed and turned, and with the
way you grunted, I assumed you were in the middle of some sort of a seizure.”
He turned his
head and licked his lips, full and abused by her kisses. A mushroom cloud of
mortification bloomed inside her, steadily bigger by the minute.
“Erm, you…begged
me to kiss you, and then you yanked me down. One thing led to another and,
well, that was pretty much the way of it. I am only human, though I know it’s
no excuse.” He swallowed and stared at her, his Adam’s apple moving in his
throat. “I apologize. I shouldn’t have gone down when you pulled me, but it was
strange—like you knew me or something.”
Lark leaned
forward and rubbed her eyes. This couldn’t be real. He had to be a
hallucination. When she opened her eyes, she’d see a man in his fifties with a
receding hairline, glasses, and a beer gut. She reopened her eyes, and there he
was: The full package.

About the Author:

Roxanne D. Howard is a U.S. Army
veteran who has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English. She loves to
read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. Also, she is an avid Star
Wars fan, musical theater nut, and marine biology geek. Roxanne resides in the
western U.S., and when she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her
husband and children. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and encourages
you to contact her via her website and social media.


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  1. Thank you for having me on the blog today! I'm available all day to answer any questions for readers.
    All the best,

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Rita! When You Close Your Eyes is actually an award-winning novel. You can read the Coffee Time Romance Reviewer's Award review here:

  3. What lovely theme. I think this is a very captivating intimate cover, and series.

  4. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and listening to the audiobook sample! This audiobook sounds very intriguing! Looking forward to checking it out!

  5. Thank you, Calvin and Ally! I hope you enjoy it.

  6. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  7. I really like the book cover! It is very intimate, alluring, and romantic!

  8. Thank you, Ally! I love the cover, too. It actually looks like the characters, which is hard to pull off! Publisher's Weekly recently reviewed the book, saying, "Explicit sex scenes crackle with heat, and Howard’s characters invite readers to come in and get lost on the pages with them as the plot hurtles toward a shocking, but not unbelievable, climax involving Lark’s father’s past and her future. Erotic romance fans will devour Howard’s suspenseful and heart-filled story." Read the full review here:


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