Spotlight with Author Interview: Under Her Wings by Anne Marie Citro

Have you ever wondered why you’re so lucky?
Then you wake up and it’s all gone.
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UNDER HER WINGS
Anne Marie Citro
Series: Sistas Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publication Date: August 1, 2016
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?
Fantastic read!! Loved it from start to finish. … The book was romantic, sad and funny. It made me laugh and cry. The story kept me intrigued and I just wanted to keep on reading as there was never a dull moment. I highly recommend reading this book.
– Liz Douglas, Amazon Reviewer

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Teaser
This book is for the hopeless romantic, who believes everyone should get their happy ending. Even when happiness seems unattainable.
– 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

Don’t miss the other books in the Sistas series by Anne Marie Citro.
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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
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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

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Anne Marie Citro grew born and raised in the greater Toronto area of Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a large, loving family. Anne Marie is married to a very patient man. He is the love of her life. They have four very cool sons, and the girls they brought into their family that have become daughters of her heart. She has been blessed enough to finally have a beautiful granddaughter after four sons. She has her own personal gaggle of girlfriends, who enrich her life on a daily basis and make her laugh. Caesar Friday is her favorite day of the week. Caesars with the girls and date night with her hubby. She works with special-needs teenagers, that have taught her how to appreciate life and see it through gentler eyes.
Anne Marie was encouraged by her husband to follow her lifelong dream to write. She loves the characters that take over imagination and haunts her dreams. She loves the arts and she has tried her hand at painting, wood sculpting, chainsaw carving, wood burning, metal and wire sculptures. Yes, her husband is a very patient man! Anne Marie is an avid reader and enjoys about three books per week. But nothing makes her happier then riding on the back of her husband’s Harley and throwing her arms out and feeling the wind race by. Anne Marie and her husband take a few weeks every year to travel to spectacular destination around the world. Anne Marie is excited and can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds for her life.
Official website: http://annemariecitro.com
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