Showing posts with label Devon Hartford. Show all posts
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April 3, 2014

Author Spotlight for Devon Hartford


Devon Hartford
Author
  
Devon is a California boy to the core. He grew up on sunshine and the outdoors, which happens to be his favorite place to read a good book. Before turning his attention to writing novels, Devon worked as an illustrator in Hollywood for many years, drawing and painting everything from toy designs to feature films. His love of art and the city of San Diego are scattered throughout his recently completed romantic comedy trilogy “The Story of Samantha Smith.” Hard rock music is also a passion of Devon’s, and his next series will center around aspiring rock musicians living in Los Angeles.

AUTHOR STATEMENT

A lot of people ask me, "Why is a guy writing romance novels for women?" The answer is simple. Everyone falls in love. Even men. Imagine that. ;-)

But it goes deeper than that. I write romance to explore and understand my own emotions.

No matter what most guys say on the subject, emotions are a part of the human experience for women AND men. Guys who deny their emotions, especially the difficult ones like sadness, grief, loss, and hurt, are missing out on a big part of life. Everyone has emotional scars. It's impossible to make it from cradle to grave without getting banged up along the way. For all that pain, we can also heal ourselves.

My stories feature characters who are on a quest to heal their pain, and in the process, find love. We all know that a loving relationship can be a conduit for both partners to heal together. When that happens, it's truly a beautiful thing.

It's my hope that my readers can gain some perspective regarding their own emotional wounds, and perhaps heal in some small way by going through the emotional journey I went through while writing my stories.




 
Synopsis:

FEARLESS is the first in a completed trilogy of full length novels.
At the age of sixteen, Samantha Smith's innocence was shattered in the blink of an eye. She kept the pain to herself for three years, burying her terrible secret beneath black clothes and black makeup, afraid to tell anyone. The price for her silence was the loss of her happiness and all of her friends.
After moving from stuffy Washington D.C. to laid back San Diego, where Samantha is now a freshman at San Diego University, she is determined to find new friends and reclaim her optimistic spirit. Having thrown away her goth exterior, she hopes that her new sunny look will heal her wounds.
Dreaming of adventure, she wishes to escape the humdrum middle-class existence that has repressed her fiery nature for as long as she can remember. But her parents are pressuring her to major in Accounting because it's the safe thing to do. Samantha secretly considers ditching the business major to study Art, a choice that would horrify her parents if they ever found out.
When Samantha crosses paths with a troubled, handsome, tattoo-clad bad boy, her life spins into overdrive, and Samantha finds herself juggling more adventure than she ever dreamed possible.
CONTENT WARNING: Due to sexual situations and strong language, this novel may not be appropriate for readers under 18.

Synopsis:

Samantha and Christos ARE BACK!!!!

“I’ve never given my heart to anyone, ag├ípi mou.
You are my first. And you will be my last.
You are my forever.”

- Christos Manos, in RECKLESS

Now that Samantha Smith has confronted the demons from her dark past in FEARLESS, she’s excited to jump into adulthood with newfound confidence and friends Romeo, Madison, and Kamiko.

Samantha passionately hopes that her dreams of becoming an artist are more than girlish fancy. All she has to do for them to come true is change her major from Accounting to Art. When she finally reveals her decision to her parents, they fly off the handle and take drastic action.

Christos Manos, the ultimate bad-boy boyfriend, is committed to staying by Samantha’s side, nurturing her and helping her discover her potential., no matter what obstacles are thrown in her way.

When Samantha’s life starts to unravel, Christos is the only person she can turn to for the emergency support she needs. But he’s fighting his own dark demons and tangled secrets he’s kept hidden from the beginning. Circumstances quickly spiral out of control, threatening to fracture their fledgling love beyond repair and steal Christos away from her permanently.

Samantha will be tested to the limits of her resilience, and must discover how truly Fearless she can be in the name of love.

WARNING!! The steam factor in RECKLESS will be significantly steamier than it was in FEARLESS


Synopsis:

At last! The exciting, steamy, action packed conclusion to the Story of Samantha Smith! PAINLESS follows Samantha through the remainder of her first year in college at sunny San Diego University.

Oh, and what about that hot hunk Christos Manos? When we last left him, his life balanced on the brink of disaster. What is going to happen to him?

You’ll have to read PAINLESS to find out!

Find out what happens to Samantha, Christos, Romeo, Kamiko, Madison, Jake, and everyone else in PAINLESS, the third and final volume of the series!

This book is full of surprises!!

WARNING!! Once again, the steam factor in PAINLESS is much higher than in FEARLESS (book 1), but similar to RECKLESS (book 2).
BUY LINKS:


FEARLESS

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo


RECKLESS

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo


PAINLESS

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo