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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Love Painted in Red by Cristiane Serruya - Virtual Book Tour - Interview - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Cristiane Serruya and her new book, “Love Painted in Red”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Cristiane and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!

Love Painted in Red
by Cristiane Serruya


GENRE:  Romance



Tavish MacCraig, thirty-three-year-old Highlander, forsook his medical and military career, after being a POW for 6 months in Afghanistan, to run his family’s internationally renowned art gallery in London, The Blue Dot. Despite being surrounded by wealth and beauty, Tavish’s days are bleak, his nights, living nightmares, and his heart, an empty shell. But when he meets Irish painter Laetitia Galen, a powerful and sizzling attraction ignites between them.

Laetitia, who fled hell on earth when she was sixteen, now works as a well-paid housekeeper in a forsaken country manor in Warwickshire and sells her paintings in an obscure gallery. To preserve her new life and recently found peace, she resists Tavish and The Blue Dot's fantastic offer of an exclusive contract.

Laetitia becomes Tavish’s obsession; Tavish, Laetitia’s unattainable dream.

Meanwhile, a man with a burning grudge plots his long-awaited revenge, which could destroy them all over again.




“We’ve been doing everything we can,” the private investigator said in defense of himself. He looked pointedly at Geoffrey Callaghan, hoping for some support.

“I’ll double the reward if you find her in the next three months,” said a husky male voice. “Put more men on her. Do whatever is necessary. I’ll pay the extra cost.”

The PI nodded once and quickly made his exit, not wanting to hear the or else, which was implicit in the order. He had never been inside that room. It was the first time in years that he had to deal with a person other than Geoffrey, who was scary enough.

“They will find her,” Geoffrey said.

“If I were a suspicious man, I would wonder why you didn’t have more men searching for her.” Bluish-white smoke rose from the corner, which would be completely dark if not for an orange glow. “Or why you weren’t more careful that night.”

“You were the one who chose her.” A faint smile touched Geoffrey’s wrinkled, thin lips. “I told you she was a freak.”

He had no answer to that. “GO! Leave me alone.”

“That’s exactly what you asked of me years ago. Look what happened.” Geoffrey smirked.

“Leave me alone.” He grabbed the nearest object—a Baccarat ashtray—and flung it at Geoffrey’s head, who despite his old age, ducked, avoiding being hit by the crystal but not by being showered with butts and ashes from the homemade cigar.

“Don’t do that again, my son.” He shook his bald head at the once handsome man sitting in the dark. “Don’t forget who gives the orders here.”

“Do I ever?” A fury raced through the man’s blood. There had been a time when many things could tame his unruly desires. Not anymore. He had become dependent on the old man in front of him.

“I will go.” Geoffrey smirked. “But you need to relax. I’ll send a cup of Yagé and a devotee for you to fuck.”

The man stayed silent for a moment. “Send the Yagé and the devotee.”

“A wise decision. Be at peace,” Geoffrey said before he closed the door behind him.

The orange light glowed brighter as he dragged deeper. He imagined he could see her face and body take shape in the smoke as he exhaled.

She had become the reason he arose every day, breathed, and endured pain. She had become his obsession.

He would find her. Touch her as she had touched him. Make her scream as he had.

Until he tired.

Until she begged.

Then, only then, he would kill her.



Hi Cristiane!  Welcome to Fabulous and Brunette!  We are excited to have you here and can’t wait to learn more about you and your new book, “Love Painted in Red”!
Hello, and thanks for hosting me. I’m so happy to be here with you and your readers today.

How long have you been writing?
I’ve written since I was a kid, but I never thought of becoming a writer or to be published.

In 2009, I had a horrible flu that kept me in bed for days. I felt so bad that I could not even read so I decided to tell myself a story. Only on February 28th, 2011 that I began to write the story of three wealthy, beautiful, and strong characters, full of secrets and tragedies, and desperately looking for love: Sophia, Ethan, and Alistair, and in November 2012, Entwined Fates, TRUST Series #1 came out.

Is your book a stand-alone, a series, or a saga?
Love Painted in Red is a stand-alone, yet in a way it is part of a saga-series. Wait! Let me explain: Tavish Uilleam appeared throughout TRUST Series. He is the younger brother of Alistair, one of TRUST male lead characters, and he grew so much that I had to write his own story. And, no, you don’t have to read TRUST Series before you read Love Painted in Red or vice-versa, but I would love if you do read all of them. :)

While writing Tavish’s story, I fell in love with one of Love Painted in Red secondary characters: Hugh Smith, Tavish’s best friend, also a war veteran. If I write his story, I might pair him with one of Tavish’s sister-in-law’s sisters O_O who have appeared on TRUST Series. Who knows?

It’s more or less like real life, where every one knows every one, and they keep popping into one another’s lives. :)

What inspires you write your stories and characters?
Real life, real people, and my own stories are what inspire me to write new stories. :) And there’s a little bit of me in my characters as well—yeah, including the bad ones!

For example, take Tavish Uilleam, from Love Painted in Red. As I told already, he was one of the secondary characters from TRUST Series. He was a great character to write, especially because I wanted him to be a believable veteran dealing with PTSD, so I interviewed many veterans online and it was an enlightening and heartbreaking experience. The impact of war on soldiers is heartbreaking and I struggled to capture some of that pain in a meaningful way. Then I mixed everything in my cauldron, spiced it up with my imagination, and out came Tavish, Laetitia, and their love story.

What can you tell us about your new works?
Love Painted in Red inspired me to write: FROM THE BARONESS’S DIARY: The erotic escapades of Baron Beardley’s wife, The Diaries Series #1, which is a 20th century romantic erotica, already on pre-order on Amazon, release date on September 13th, 2016.

It started with a single diary entry I wrote and was supposed to be a bonus scene for Love Painted in Red paperback. Laetitia, a painter, used the late Baroness’s diaries to develop a series of erotic paintings, but I realized I would be doing a disservice to my readers if I didn’t develop Lady Chloé Beardley’s own story as hers is based on real life spiced up with my imagination.

I am writing The Diaries sequel, which will be available by spring next year; I want to write Hugh Smith’s love story, and, finally, I have plans for co-authoring a full length comedy romance.
After that, only God knows. :)

Last, the good news: All my ebooks are on KindleUnlimited, so visit Cristiane Serruya's Amazon Page and read them all for free!

Thank you so much for spending time with Fabulous and Brunette readers and sharing your exciting new book with us!  We wish you all the best on your book tour!
Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts here and helping me promote my work.



Cristiane Serruya is Brazilian and lives in Rio de Janeiro, with her husband, two teenage daughters, and Loki, her Shetland sheepdog. She has studied in England, France, Italy, and Switzerland and graduated in Law, with a Master’s in Business Law, and a BA in Fine Arts. In 2012, she published her first romance, and is proud of the awards her novels have received.
She still works as a lawyer, but writing has become an essential part of her life, and a fulfilling adventure, as it allows her to make friends all over the world.



Facebook Fan Page: http://bit.ly/CrisFB
Goodreads: http://j.mp/CrisGR
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2bzuEKW





Cristiane Serruya will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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