Then you wake up and it’s all gone.
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publication Date: August 1, 2016
– Liz Douglas, Amazon Reviewer
– Amazon Customer, Amazon Reviewer
Interview with Anne Marie Citro
I am pleased to have this interview with Anne Marie Citro, author of Under Her Wings:
1) Please tell us something about you that readers don’t know about you.
I am a twin. My worst fear was I would have twins. My twin and I tormented my poor mother. I ended up with four sons (none twins) that tormented me and my twin brother has three daughters (none twins) that torment him. I named my first son after my twin because I think the world of him. I didn’t come into the world alone and I don’t want to go out alone so I am hoping in 35-45 years my twin is free!
2) What’s your favorite part of writing contemporary romance?
My absolute favorite thing is getting to think and act like a man. I lived with four sons and my husband and I wanted to prove they could actually think before acting. LOL No really! The truth is men don’t think like women so I often have to think of how one of my sons would deal with a situation. But I do find my male characters are always protective of the women in their lives. Just like my husband and sons are of me.
3) Where did you get the inspiration for this series? What does the series name, Sistas, mean?
I worked with special needs kids. It is a very demanding job emotionally and physically. It is also the best job in the world. Nobody talks about special needs kids and we should because they are such a gift to the world. I want people to meet a group of strong women that work with these kids and still have to deal with all of the other issues in their lives. This group of women are as close as any blood born sister (hence sista). But I also wanted you to fall in love with these kids for who they are, not who we think they should be. You will meet the kids in book two.
4) Tell us more about Gabriella. Why should readers sympathize with her?
Gabriella never wanted fame or fortune. All she ever wanted was what she had. A husband she adored, two beautiful little sons, and a job she was proud of. In the blink of an eye her whole world changed. This was a woman who gave one hundred percent to everyone in her life because she loved her life. Then it was ripped away from her. I can’t imagine the pain and the suffering she went through. As you have probably figured out that is my worst fear in life. If it were to ever happen I would hope I could survive like Gabriella.
5) In Under Her Wings, you introduced us to two yummy men – Edward and Liam. Please tell us more about them.
Liam has fought his own battles that have scared his soul. He truly believes he is not worthy of love again. He is also incredibly lost in his life and uses his job to hide from a family he can’t deal with. His heart is as broken as Gabriella’s. And Edward, God I love this man. He is so bossy. So many days I would sit down to write a chapter and he would take over, at the end I looked at my notes and they didn’t match. He thought we should go in a different direction. I hate to admit it but he was right.
6) What’s up next in the series?
Book two is Lyrics Heart & Soul, it is Francesca’s story. Let me tell you I never cry, but the man in her story made me ball my eyes out at least twice. In this book, you get to meet a hand full of special needs kids that will steal your heart and make you laugh. If you know any kids with special needs you know they say it exactly like it is, whether you like it or not. You will absolutely fall heads over heels in love with all the characters. I am releasing book three this May. It is Dakota’s story, Thicker than Blood. I hope you love the series as much as I loved writing it.
Other Books by the Author
LYRICS HEART & SOUL
Series: Sistas Book 2
Can the misfits of society considered substandard and their child/ youth worker teach a broken man that has no heart how to love? Can love and trust be taught? Ryder has what every person strives for yet it isn’t worth having if you have no one to share it with.
“Beautiful Story…A 2017 Summer Beach Read Not To Be Missed! I flew through each chapter and wished it would never end.”
– Annette Cosentino, Amazon reviewer
THICKER THAN BLOOD
Series: Sistas Book 3
Can Caden put aside all of the hurt he suffered because of Dakota while trying to save her life? Dakota could die but she needs answers before she goes. Can she trust the man she thought would always be hers? Fate has a way of making you see the truth.
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About Anne Marie Citro