Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Blast for Secondhand Romance by RoseAnn DeFranco

Join author RoseAnn DeFranco on her Book Blast for Secondhand Romance, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, from February 10 – February 21, 2014.  Please leave a comment or question for RoseAnn to let her know you stopped by.  To enter the tour wide giveaway, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can follow the rest of RoseAnn’s tour here

*** Secondhand Romance is on Sale for only $.99 throughout the dates of RoseAnn’s tour….

Secondhand Romance
By RoseAnn DeFranco
Brothers of Audubon Springs, Book 2

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Release Date: December 28, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 248 Pages
ISBN:  978-1-628301-73-1

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About the book: 

Annie O'Malley's dream of owning a secondhand bookstore in tight-knit Audubon Springs is coming true. Still reeling from her parents' sudden deaths, she believes that signs or messages can be found within the pages of books. She loves her job and has made plenty of friends but longs for the acceptance only love and a family can provide.

Tony Iuliano is there to fix the wiring in her shop. He doesn't believe in fate, magic, or the power of a good book. All this combined with his sexy-as-sin presence and all-knowing attitude infuriates Annie. The quirky bookworm intrigues him enough to accept her bet to read a book from her shop. When he discovers a stack of fifty-year-old love letters in the book, he wants to leave the past alone, but seeing it as a sign, Annie challenges him to read the letters and search for the long-lost lovers or lose the bet.

While shaking the dust off several ill-fated romances and fighting their attraction at every turn, the pair soon become the town gossip daily special. If they can stop arguing long enough, they may just discover this particular sign was meant for them all along.



After you read the book it I’ll let you watch the movie.”

“You’ll let me, will you?” He took a step closer placing his hand on the top shelf beside her when the urge to touch her, or any number of elicit, carnal acts not done between friends took root.

“Watching the movie first will ruin it for you. I want you to form your own opinion of Mr. Knightly.” She sounded a bit breathless to his ears.

“What’s your opinion of him, Annie? Don’t I get to know since you say I’m like him?” he asked in the voice he used to seduce women. He didn’t want to seduce or plant any seeds of fancy into her outrageous creative mind. Even so, he couldn’t turn off this desire to move closer for a touch, or God help him, a taste. Annie O’Malley – the woman he’d no doubt want to throttle after their meeting with Eddie Green.

“Once you’ve read the book, I’d be happy to share it with you.” 

Her smile faded into uncertainty while her pulse quickened at her throat. He imagined running his tongue over that spot. Eyes widening, her lips parted on an, oh, as if waiting. She recognized it too, this surprising attraction. Did she want to ignore it as much as he did?

Since this was unchartered territory, he stepped back, abruptly breaking the connection. Her eyebrows drew together and one hand flew up in question when a knock sounded at the door.

“Show time,” she said weakly, and started for the door. “Do you still want to read the book?” she asked without looking back.

“I said I did, didn’t I?”

“I don’t know. You seem indecisive at the moment.” 


RoseAnn DeFranco grew up in upstate NY with her nose in a book and a song in her heart. Following the pursuit of a musical theatre career in NYC, she turned her creative energy to writing romance. RoseAnn blogs about her writing experiences with her critique partners at www.the violetfemmes.com. A NJ shore transplant, she enjoys time spent at the beach with her family. She would love to one day live in a quaint shore town like the fictional town Audubon Springs from her BROTHERS OF AUDUBON SPRINGS series.  More information about these Contemporary Romantic Comedies can be found at www.radefranco.com.



  1. I love it that she owns a secondhand bookstore. That has always been a dream of mine. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)
    Happy Valentines Day!

  2. THANK YOU for hosting today and for choosing to feature this excerpt. I love this moment between Annie and Tony. That moment when they start to cross the line from acquaintances who never really got along to something more. Her debate over whether he's a Darcy or Knightley causes a self proclaimed non reader to agree to read Jane Austen's Emma.

    I'd love it if people following this tour could share one of their own experiences where friends crossed the line to something much more?

  3. I hope you give more excerpts bt Annie and Tony; humor waiting to happen!