Guest Post/Virtual Tour with Giveaway ~ Under Her Wings by Anne Marie Citro

Fighting a Character for Control

            While I was writing Under Her Wings I would map out the direction of each chapter. One day I sat down with my outline and started to write. Hours past and when I reread what I had written. I can remember thinking, hey that’s not the direction this chapter was going.

            As it turned out one of my characters, Edward didn’t like where the chapter was going so he hijacked it. It was about his love life. I can honestly say, how the book turned out was not all the way it was supposed to turn out.

            I ended up writing his love life both ways and weighing the pros and cons. Apparently, Edward’s point of view is stronger than my own because he won. I swear I could hear him in my mind making augments as to why he needed it to go in that direction. The only thing I can compare it to, is when you read a book and the characters become real to you. You feel like you are going through everything they are. Well writing is the same thing. I visualize everything and feel everything the characters do. I wanted to give Edward the life he deserved because he is the type of guy every girl would love to have as a friend. He became so important to the group of women that he makes an appearance in each of the girl’s stories.

            He is definitely the little devil sitting on my shoulder giving me idea’s but he is also the angel who makes sure the girls are taken care of. I must say I love Edward so I don’t mind. His advice is usually spot on. I laugh sometimes when I write a scene he is in and I use North American slang. I reread it and I can hear him in his sarcastic British accent saying, “Bloody hell love what was that? Did you fall and bump your noggin?”

            Another reason I fight Edward for control is when he calls a spade a spade. He has no filter and says inappropriate things. He gets away with a lot because of his sense of humor but trying to keep him in line sometimes feels like a fulltime job.

            I had a couple of readers ask me if I would write Edwards story and my answer is simple. No. First it wouldn’t be me writing the story. I would simply be his conduit. A lot of Edward’s story will be told through the girl’s story. He is already a pompous ass I can’t imagine living with him in my head for months while I focused totally on him. No, way not happening.

Series: Sistas, Book 1
Publisher: CreateSpace (June 21, 2016)
Genre: Romance
ISBN-10: 1533628181
ISBN-13: 978-1533628183
ASIN: B01GP453MY
Buy: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository

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Wishing for death while living through hell, Gabriella is rescued off the rocks of a Scottish loch at the lowest moment of her life by the hot, humorous Edward and the sexy, staid Liam. The two men nurse the despondent woman back to health while teaching her how to pick up the pieces of her life. Both are captivated by her and vie for her attention.

Friendships are formed and secrets revealed. One man will become her lover, while the other becomes her best friend. Together, they have a past they cannot change, a present they must live through, and a future yet to be discovered. However, every time things appear to settle down for the trio, fate deals another blow, testing their trust and faith in each other and the love they have created.

Gabriella discovers the beauty of Scotland and life anew as she learns that trust is a two-way street that can either strengthen bonds or destroy relationships. Will she accept all that she learns or continue to believe she is betraying the memories she ran from?

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Here is a little about me. I was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. I grew up surrounded by a large, loving family, and I am married to a wonderfully patient man.

He is the love of my life.

We have four very cool sons that I love and adore! The girls they have brought into our family that have become daughters of my heart. I have also been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter, of course, after raising four boys…

I have my own personal gaggle of girlfriends, who enrich my life on a daily basis and make me laugh until I cry. Caesar Friday is my favourite day of the week; that's Caesars with the girls and date night with the hubby.

I love the arts, and have tried my hand at painting, wood sculpting, chainsaw carving, wood burning, metal and wire sculptures. Yes, my husband is a very patient man! I am an avid reader, burning through about three books per week.

But nothing makes me happier than riding on the back of my husband's Harley and throwing my arms out and feeling the wind race by. We work very hard, so we can take a few weeks every year to travel to spectacular destinations around the world. ​

I work with the most incredible group of special-needs teenagers, and they have taught me how to appreciate life and see it through gentler eyes. My husband has encouraged me to follow my life long dream of being a writer. I've really fallen in love with the characters that take over my imagination and haunt my dreams.

I am so excited for this new journey and can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for me in life.

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Tour Schedule

May 9

Book Unleashed – Promo – Kick Off Post
Romancing the Books and More – Character Interview

May 10

Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang! – Promo, Play List

May 11

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Promo, Excerpt
Book Lovers 4Ever – Promo

May 12

Celticlady’s Reviews – Promo, Fun Facts

May 13

Another Book Hangover – Promo, Excerpt, Play List

May 15

Liz’s Reading Life – Promo, Bonus Scenes/Deleted Scenes

May 16

The Romance Reviews – Review

May 17

Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post

May 18

Delish & Yummy Books – Interview
Novel Addiction – Promo

May 19

A Sky Filled with Sparkling Stars – Promo, Excerpt, Fun Facts

May 20

Knotty Girl Reviews – Review, Character Profile

May 22

Shh, I Am Reading – Excerpt

 

 

 

 

 

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