Blog Tour and Author Interview - Closer, A Billionaire Romance Novel - Aria Hawthorne

Title: Closer
Series: Billionaire Romance Novel
Author: Aria Hawthorne
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 12, 2015

Contemporary Erotic Romance - Suitable for mature readers; 18+ years only - Full-length, stand-alone novel with HEA.

Famous Dutch architect, Sven van der Meer, has just completed the greatest achievement of his professional life--the design and construction of The Spire, Chicago's tallest, most controversial skyscraper. But a shameful secret threatens to destroy his prestigious career--he's losing his eyesight. Now, he's run out of time and the only woman qualified to help maintain his charade of invincibility is also the one woman who despises him and The Spire. And he's fairly certain she's hiding something as well. 

Will the fiery, but enchanting Miss Sanchez be the right woman to play the role of his pretend girlfriend? Or will the temptation of getting too close, too fast jeopardize their business arrangement and the future of his entire career?
When twenty-eight-year-old, woefully unemployed, Inez Sanchez, arrives to her interview with hotter-than-hell billionaire architect, Sven van der Meer--mastermind behind The Spire--she quickly realizes his job proposition isn't what she was anticipating. He's hiding a life-changing secret, one that could ruin his career as the most influential architect in the world, and he's willing to pay her five thousand dollars a day--just to help him keep it. 

 Will she accept his offer to become his "pretend girlfriend" for the next four days in order to ensure the success of the most important week of his life? Or will her sassy flair for independence and smartass sarcasm keep her from submitting to his stern authoritative commands, no matter how sexy his European accent might be? And what will happen when he discovers she's hiding a secret, too--one that could threaten the stability of their arrangement and prevent her from getting too close to the one man in the world who might be capable of gaining her trust...

CLOSER recently received a KDP Select All-Star Bonus Award
from both Amazon US and UK for being a
Top 100 "Most Read" Kindle novel in the entire Kindle Store
during the month of November

We're excited to have an interview with Aria Hawthorne on the blog today!

What's your favorite thing about your latest release, CLOSER - A Billionaire Romance?

I love that my main hero, Sven van der Meer, is a sexy alpha male billionaire architect who is going blind.  That just sets up all sorts of unexpected drama, right from the get-go.  Plus, he's Dutch, so he has a sexy foreign accent.  I'm such a sucker for European men!

Describe a character from your latest book in a few words?

My main heroine in CLOSER is Inez Sanchez, a sassy, sarcastic, somewhat cynical young woman who firmly believes the world is not all roses and fairy tales. She has had a hard childhood, and she's spent most of her adult life struggling to take care of herself and the people closest to her.

Really...come on...Does the world need another billionaire romance?

Ha!  And yes, most definitely. I LOVE the challenge of doing the alpha male billionaire romance in a different way!  Billionaire romances are a popular subgenre of romance because they offer a wonderful escape from the daily grind of our real, less glamorous lives. And although most of them offer a dominant alpha male hero, I LOVE the troupe of a wounded, flawed hero who ultimately is "saved" by the heroine in unexpected ways rather than simply the hero saving her. Plus, if it's a billionaire romance, you know it's going to offer some amazing heat and naughty sex between the two main characters, but I always try to go deeper and more emotional within each of my love scenes so they are truly an exploration of the connection between my hero and heroine.  

Is CLOSER part of a series?  Should it be read first?

All of my billionaire romances are stand-alone novels that share the same world and even some of the secondary characters and some of the minor plotlines intersect, but they're not part of a traditional series. For this reason, they can be read and enjoyed in any order and I love that about them!

Your billionaire romance novels are all set in Chicago?  Is there a specific reason for that?

I used to live in Chicago and miss it so very much!  I feel like my novels are little love letters to that city.  Plus, all of my heros are billionaires who have more money than most of us can even fathom.  For this reason, I actually DO try to develop a sense of what that means within each novel as well as how being THAT rich affects my hero's journey and the lives of everyone around them.  So, come on...I can't set them in Idaho, right?!

Does your own writing turn you on?

It freaking better turn me on, or else I know that I'm not doing my job!  And yes, more often than not, whenever I have to write a sex scene, I actually end up staying up all night writing it because it's just that hot and I cannot...stop.

Your characters favorite sex position(s)?

I am totally and completely ALL about my hero pleasuring my heroine.  This is fantasy after all, ladies.  Let's at least make it all about us!

Naughtiest thing one of your characters has done?

I still really love my second novel, DEVOTION (which *plug, plug* is actually on sale now for $0.99 until January 16, 2016)

The main character, Isabel, receives a mysterious bouquet of pink roses at her office, and soon, she's being courted by an impassioned enigmatic suitor.  She ends up having sex with this "stranger" several times without actually knowing who he is (well...maybe she has a few ideas).
I LOVE that idea.  Stranger sex in the dark.  *whistles*  zazazza-sexy!

Favorite sex song?

I have playlists in the back of both CLOSER and DEVOTION, which include all the songs I listened to while writing them. So many great songs to choose from, but I think a super HOT "build up and climax" song is Two Weeks by FKA Twigs.

Bestselling author Aria Hawthorne loves writing about billionaire men who lavish their women with expensive jewelry and ravish them like queens in bed. CLOSER - A Billionaire Romance is her newest erotic novel, which was recently awarded a KDP Select "All-Star" award from Amazon US and UK for being one of the Top 100 "Most-Read" Kindle novels during the month of November 2015. Once upon a time, she lived in the grand lakefront city of Chicago; now, like a forlorn lover, she simply yearns for the day when she can return to it. She can be contacted through her publisher, French Kiss Press.

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