Dancing In The Sand by @MariaImbalzano is a New Year New Books Fete Pick #romance #giveaway


Title: Dancing In The Sand

Author: Maria Imbalzano

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Book Blurb:

An accomplished dance major in New York City, Ava Harrington is pursuing her dream of becoming a professional in a national dance company. But a celebratory weekend in Newport, where she meets the man of her fantasies, has devastating consequences that change her life forever.


Brian Stanhope, a Harvard graduate, poised to join his father’s company, suffers a brain injury in a horseback riding accident, which affects his memory. He has no recollection of his graduation party weekend or the beautiful dancer who turned his head and stole his heart.


When they reunite eight years later, the magic of their powerful attraction binds them together, but the past holds a secret that even love may not be able to overcome.


Excerpt:

Approaching his sister’s dance studio to the right, he heard a pounding beat, not at all similar to the classical music that fueled Carrie’s usual dance practices. He stopped to watch through a small square window off to the side. Ava, dressed in a black leotard and tights, leaped and twirled through the air like a spinning top, set on its course around the circumference of the room while Carrie spun in a more

confined area in the center of the room.


Brian’s eyes sought Ava as her tight body coiled and released, coiled and released. Her arms were at once fragile and muscled, highlighting biceps and long, graceful fingers, sweeping through the air to mirror her legs. Her leaps were huge, with powerful extension and maximum air between her and the floor. No sooner would she land than she’d pull her limbs into herself and pirouette on her toes, spinning fast enough to make him question the physics of it all. This was no prissy ballet. This was fast and furious modern dance where you could feel the beat in your throat. Okay, maybe he’d experienced a little too much dance in his life, but this was definitely as good as anything he’d seen on the New York stage. Ava was even better than his sister.


What happened to the shy, vulnerable girl he’d just met? On the dance floor, she was a powerhouse. Full of confidence, energy, and magnetism.


When the music ended, he stood rooted to the floor, and his hands came up in a spontaneous clap.


“Who’s out there?” Carrie flung open the door to reveal their intruder. “Brian, what are you doing here? I thought you were playing tennis.”


“I am. I was. I-I had to come in for more balls.”


He stared at Ava, with her dark brown hair pulled tight in a bun at the nape of her neck, drops of sweat beading on her chest just above the scoop of her leotard

and above her full upper lip. Hot and sexy. He swallowed, fantasizing about licking the moisture from her mouth, her neck, molding that cute little powerful

body into his.


“Then why are you just standing there?” Carrie placed her hands on her hips, challenging him to stop staring at her friend and walk away.


“I’m going.” He backed away from the door, but couldn’t seem to make his body turn and move down the hall.


Until Carrie slammed the door in his face.


Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub):

Kindle

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Barnes and Noble Nook

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dancing-in-the-sand-maria-imbalzano/1122378243?ean=2940150767836


Kobo

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/dancing-in-the-sand


Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26000479-dancing-in-the-sand


Bookbub

https://www.bookbub.com/books/dancing-in-the-sand-by-maria-imbalzano



It’s a brand-new year, full of possibilities Did you make any resolutions/goals for 2020? If so, please share one.


I’m going to write a novella this year for a series from The Wild Rose Press called One Scoop or Two. I’ve never written a novella before, but I’m up to the challenge and excited to do something different. This story will take place in Roebling, NJ in 1951. I’m so excited about this project because my grandmother owned an ice cream and confectionary shop in Roebling, and I’m calling on my memory as well as that of my mother (who is now 92) to make this story come to life.


Why is your featured book a must-read in 2020?


“Dancing In the Sand” illustrates the concept that a moment in time can change a life forever. We never know what lies ahead, so we should all make every effort to experience the best of every moment.


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Author Biography:

Maria Imbalzano is a retired matrimonial lawyer who now writes full time. Instead of drafting motions, legal memoranda, and briefs, although fascinating, she now spends her days creating memorable characters and taking them on their emotional journeys through her contemporary romance novels.


In addition to writing fiction, Maria is on the Friends of Thomas Edison State University Foundation Committee and is still involved with Dress for Success Central Jersey, having been a founding Board member. She has received the distinguished Family of Edison Award for her work with The Thomas Edison State University Foundation, the Iron Mike Professional Achievement Award from Trenton Catholic Academy and was inducted into the Italian American National Hall of Fame.


Her novel, “Unchained Memories,” won the Wisconsin Romance Writers Write Touch Readers’ Award and the ACRA Readers’ Choice Heart of Excellence Award. “Sworn to Forget,” the first of the four-book Sworn Sisters Series was a finalist for the illustrious RONE award as well as the Book Buyers Best Award.


Visit Maria at www.mariaimbalzano.com


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Twitter

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Website Link

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Goodreads Author Page

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Book Bub Profile page

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Instagram

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Amazon Author Page

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