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Monday, 23 May 2011



Tania Tirraoro
About Tania - in my words
Tania is the first writer I met at the start of all that's happened to me. We met through Twitter and she was always helping me out with how to do links and how to shorten them. One day, Tania happened to mention she had put the book she had told me about on a site called Authonomy. As I hadn't been well at the time, it made me think about something I had written a few years back and I decided to put mine on there too. Now the difference was, Tania had a real book, I didn't at that point. I had no idea Authonomy was a site for people who took writing as seriously as they do. Yet again Tania came to the rescue and rather than go on any more about it, it is thanks to this very generous, giving and lovely woman that I am now a writer and doing all the things I am in different fields. I would love to think I could help her in return for all she's given me with my new life and one way, is to help by promoting her wonderful novels. I do hope you'll take a closer look at her and her writing - I can assure you it is well worth it.
About Tania - in her words

Tania Tirraoro was born in Wales and raised in the North West of England but now resides in leafy Surrey with her husband and two sons.
She spent a decade working as a broadcast journalist and newsreader which has been the inspiration for This Last Summer.
Tania has a blog, and a website helping parents with special needs education, Both Tania's sons have Asperger Syndrome and so the Asperger's character of Ben in This Last Summer is written from the heart.

Millionaire businessman, Rufus Knightly, is used to getting what he wants in life. When Livia turns down both his offer to finance her cake company and a chance of romance, he's determined to change her mind.
Livia's lack of confidence in herself and lack of experience in love mean she's running scared from Rufus's campaign to win her round. Can she find the courage to grab his offer—and him—and convince herself it's not the recipe for disaster?
Here is an extract from Sweet Seduction, my new romance. Hope you enjoy it! Romance can brighten up your day when you’re feeling down—it can bring a smile to your face and a spring to your step. It makes me happy to think I can do that for someone with my writing. The world can be such a dark and gloomy place—there has to be room for romance and a happy ending in there somewhere!


Rufus sat with the receiver to his ear for a moment, listening to the dial tone. The bloody woman had hung up on him! He wasn't quite sure what he'd done wrong, he was just telling it like it was, after all. He wasn't going to let her get away with hanging up on him—she'd clearly just misunderstood.
But the fire in her voice stirred something inside of him—he liked that feistiness—it was something she would need in business that was for sure. He imagined sparring with her face to face, something he knew he would enjoy.
He thought for a moment about what to do. Should he just leave her to cool down? No, he decided, he wanted to see her. And he didn't want to wait another day.
Rufus picked up her business card that lay on his desk and dialled her number. Listened to it ringing, four, five times before she answered. Her voice still sounded heated when she answered.
"It's Rufus. I think we got off on the wrong foot," he said, trying to mollify her.
"Wrong foot? I think everything about your approach is wrong. And I've no idea why you're calling me. I just told you I wasn't interested."
"Well, you were interested enough to call me in the first place," Rufus pointed out, reasonably.
Livia wasn't in a reasonable mood, "That was before you insulted my business!"
Rufus shook his head in disbelief, even though she couldn't see it, which was, perhaps, just as well, "I didn't insult you. I merely pointed out you're a small concern."
"So why you're interested at all is beyond me," Livia replied.
Rufus knew he was going to have to do better to get her to come and see him, "I'm interested in you. You have a great-looking product that I believe has the potential to make us both a lot of money. I want you to come up to town, bring some more samples and we'll talk."
"What's there to talk about? How you can take my pitiful business, inject your millions and turn it into something I never wanted it to be in the first place? No thank you!"
"Well, what have you got to lose by meeting me? I'll arrange a car to pick you up and bring you into London. All you have to do is bring a few cakes. What's the harm in that?
Livia was silent for a moment. Rufus could almost hear her brain ticking over.
"I could do that. If you send a car. When did you have in mind?"
"Meet me for lunch. Reilly's Grill in Knightsbridge at noon today. I'll send a car to the address on the card. Don't forget the samples."
"Lunch? Today? That's very short notice."
"But I'm sure you could swing it if you wanted to," Rufus said.
Another pause, then she said stubbornly, "Fine. But I've agreed to nothing." Her tone of voice brought a smile to Rufus's face. He loved the thrill of the chase, the feeling that he was about to get something he wanted. And he wanted Livia Rosetti, one way or another that he was sure of.
Livia hung up the phone, her blood still boiling. But even though she was seriously annoyed, a seed of excitement was germinating in her stomach. It would be a good opportunity, if she had the nerve to go through with it. And having lunch with Rufus wouldn't be such a hardship, would it?...
Links for Sweet Seduction
Link for That Last Summer
About Lorraine
Lorraine is the founder of Authors on Show, a natural born sceptical medium, healer, controversial author of spiritual books, blogger and public speaker.  She has three books self-published, one other already completed and four more on the go. To see where to buy Lorraine's books or read her blogs, please CLICK HERE
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