Alice Montalvo-Tribue, the Genius behind “of Love” Series

Okay, so I have a confession.  I’m am completely, utterly, obsessed with Author Alice Montalvo-Tribue and her characters. It all started with an innocent read, and slowly turned into complete stalker tendencies.  What can I say, I am fully addicted, and I never want to be cured.  Alice is completely amazing in how she can make words pop off a page and make the reader feel all that her characters are feeling. Let’s address the elephant in the room.  Can an author top a knockout performance on a debut novel?  Without a doubt, the answer is yes!  Mrs. Montalvo-Tribue is perfect proof of that. I’ve been privileged enough to get a sneak peak at Jordan and Alex’s turn at the lead and all I can say is, HOLY HELL!  Any reader of this series will either have a VERY happy significant other or will keep their favorite sex toy company consultant in business for a long time (no joke!). Don’t believe me, check these passages out… “I bring my arms around his neck and hug him tight, he comes to a stop and hugs me back. I guess it’s my way of bringing him a little bit of comfort even if he didn’t ask for it or need it. I need to give it to him, to tell him that he matters the only way I know how. I know it’s not what he wants but it’s all I have to give right now, maybe ever.” ~Desperation of Love by Alice Montalvo-Tribue “I try to fight the tears, I really do but I can’t control it, one escapes and rolls down my cheek. Alex catches it, wiping it away with his thumb. “Why are you crying princess?” He questions.  “Because I wish I could take away everything that has hurt you.”  “You have.” He says, lowering his face to mine, probing my lips apart with his tongue. It’s these moments with Alex when I feel like I can finally let myself be free to be who I want to be.” ~Desperation of Love by Alice Montalvo-Tribue “I’m scared babe.” I confess. He places a kiss on my forehead, leads me back over to the chairs and motions for me to sit. He doesn’t say anything, doesn’t tell me not to be afraid, not to feel what it is that I’m feeling. He just accepts what I say and lets me know that I’m...
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Relaunch for Hearts and Spades, Blog Tour Day One!

I swear, I am bouncing around as if I have springs under my feet! I am so excited for this.  Big shout out goes to Kristy over at Book Addict Mumma for putting this fantabulous tour and schedule together.  Another thanks and floating smooches to all the fabulous bloggers and others who have signed on to share their love for Hamden. Warms my hearts. Day One! Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession Book Addicts Not-So Anonymous Books, Coffee and...
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Reviews are VERY important.

One thing I can say about my journey of writing is, I’m learning as I go.  Another is, I found that people do, in fact, judge books by their covers.  As you know, I’ve recovered the first two installments in my Hamden Series, and I can’t tell you how EXCITED I am about them. However, one of the downsides of this is that my reviews did not slide over with them on retail sites.  I’m asking for all who reviewed to go back and post again, as well as anyone who hasn’t, what better opportunity than now to do so.  Then I thought, why stop there. I could speak for authors on a whole, but I won’t, I’ll only speak of me.  When I started this craziness of writing, I never thought the little world in my head would become a “known” thing.  Saying, “Hamden” and people knowing what the heck I’m talking about is completely heart stopping, but utterly amazing all at the same time. The words flowed and soon I realized, holy crow, I’m about to release my third book! I think back to all the sleepless nights, the “five more minutes” comments to my husband, which actually turned into four hours.  Of the episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Sofia the First or Doc McStuffin that I had my kids watch to entertain themselves so I could finish a scene.  Especially, of all the constant chattering and unending demand of opinions of my friends and family, who have read my work. (sorry if I offended anyone)  Basically. I took time out of my life, away from my family, from other things, to do THIS.  That time I will never get back, and I’m okay with that because I’m PROUD of what I’ve done.  I get they are not everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s okay too.  Can’t take away from what I’ve accomplished.  Heck, Stephanie Meyers, J.K. Rowling, and E. L. James aren’t everyone’s idea of perfection. You will see authors and bloggers make a point to tell you, “the biggest compliment you could give an author is taking two minutes and write a review”.  I can not stress this enough.  Nothing could be more truthful. Don’t get me wrong, I would love all five star reviews, but I know that isn’t going to happen, but I would LOVE to know what YOU thought of my little world.  Whether it is just a...
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The time has come…relaunch cover reveal for Three of Hearts and Three of Spades

It is finally time to show off these amazing new covers for the first two installments of the Hamden Series! A big shout out of thanks to Rebecca at Berto Designs for these amazing displays of what I hope to be more along the lines of what my tales of Hamden represent. Another big shout out of thanks goes to Kristy at Book Addicts Mumma who has worked herself to the bone making this relaunch one of THE events of the year!  Her kindness, friendship and overall awesomeness can NEVER be repayed!  I am in complete awe of all her amazing talent. There are so many others to give thanks to for all of their fantabulous contributions but I’ll make them wait, until Three of Diamonds dedication and acknowledgments. My plan is for these covers to be available on all platforms within the next week.  However, fret not if you own the original covers.  That just means you have FIRST EDITIONS! So, what do you...
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Exciting Hamden News

Sooooo….I have some exciting HAMDEN news to share…. So my exciting Hamden news is…I’m giving my Hamden series a new look. Over the next few weeks, I will be relaunching Three of Hearts and Three of Spades, with their sexy new covers, right in time for Three of Diamonds to be released, tentatively July 15th. The stories stay the same, but are polished and, again, covered in what, I hope, to be more eye catching dressing. I need to give a big shoot out to Rebecca Berto of Berto Designs.  She has gone above and beyond in these new cover designs and I’m an total thrilled with them. So stay tuned for their reveals on June 20th, and then, a week or so later, I will release Wes’ cover!  I hope you are as excited about this as I am.  Along with the help of some amazing people, my editor Susan and Kristy from Book Addicts Mumma, this relaunch will hopefully gain that many more of the Hamden faithful.  xoxo...
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2000 Likes Giveaway

Still amazed that we hit 2000 Likes over on FB!  I can’t thank everyone enough.  Still very surreal to me!  So as a way of giving back, I, along with some AMAZING people have put together what I consider a MEGA giveaway.  Over 35 prizes up for grabs! But you gotta enter to be eligible to win! a Rafflecopter...
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