Monday, May 7, 2012

Guest Post by Toni Aleo (author of Assassins Series)

We are pleased to have Toni Aleo, the author of Assassins series, on the blog today. She's here to share us how her usual writing day goes. And don't forget to check out her Contemporary Romance series, especially if you're a hockey fan!

A Day In My Writing Life


My day starts early; midnight to be exact. I go to my job as an at home nurse and work for 8 hours. Once I am , my day really begins.

8:00am.

I come home and see the mess my family has made while I was gone or in my writing cave. Disgusted, I proceed to get my little people ready for school. Mikey is seven, hates getting ready for school, and would much rather watch Ben 10. Alyssa is four and would rather sleep than do anything Mommy wants.

8:45am

The kids are dropped off and I head back home.

9:00am

I am face down, in my bed, passed out.

12:00pm

I…am….hungry…rawr.

12:45pm.

Finally having had a chance to eat and ready to start my author work. I get online; check my Facebook, Twitter, blog, sales, and my reviews on Amazon, B&N, and GoodReads. After all that, I do any work that I need to do; posting or answering emails, just normal stuff.

1:25pm

Now, the fun stuff starts. My characters have been going nuts in my head for the past 24 hours and are ready to be written. I sit down; have my phone beside me and a tall glass of water. I look at the screen and off I go.

3:25pm

“I can’t stop now!”
This is what I usually scream when this time rolls around. Gotta go get the kids.

3:50pm

My house is nut case. Everyone is looking for dance shoes, soccer cleats, ice skates, or something else that is needed for that afternoon’s activity.

4:15pm

We leave for the activity. If it’s Mikey’s day, then Alyssa plays on his DS while I try to finish the chapter I started earlier. If it’s Alyssa’s, then Mike does homework while I am writing.

6:00pm

While dinner is being made, I am reading my last chapter, yelling at the kids to clean their rooms, do their homework, and stop fighting. Yes, in that order.

6:30pm

My husband comes home and everything gets louder.

7:00pm

We sit down for dinner.

8:00pm

Baths and kids go to bed. Husband and I snuggle while watching hockey or our shows.

9:00pm

Husband goes to bed and I continue to write.

10:01pm

I’ve usually fallen asleep on my keyboard.

11:45pm

My alarm goes off telling me to go to work and I haven’t even finished what I was doing.

Then it all starts over again!


Author Bio

I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic. 

I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it’s cause of my intense love for hockey! 

I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play! 

When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel. 

I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?
Follow her on these sites: Facebook ││Twitter││Website


About the Books



Taking Shots by Toni Aleo
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 10/05/2011

Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough. Let it be her job, her weight, her love life, nothing, she was convinced she couldn’t do anything right. She had walked through life for the past six years in a daze, never thinking that life could be good again after the abuse she endured from her ex boyfriend. She is lonely, sad, and depressed, that is until she meets Shea Adler. After doing a promotional shoot for the NHL team, the Nashville Assassins, she meets the hunky hockey player who shoots a puck, shattering her world. 
Shea Adler was tired of the life he was living outside of the rink. The girls, the money blowing, the drinking, everything had to stop and it all did when he met Eleanor Fisher. He had never met anyone like her. She is feisty, witty, shy, and simply gorgeous. When he laid eyes on her, it was as if he was taking the hardest hit of his life into the boards, and he had to have her. 
Elli is a little skeptical of Shea, but he knows that they were meant to be together, and he needed her in his life. But Elli just doesn’t understand what Shea could see in her. She is overweight, loud, and not even that pretty, so why would someone so gorgeous and so amazing want to be with her? It seemed that no matter how hard she tried to shake Shea off, he wasn’t going anywhere, and for the first time Elli didn’t feel alone. 
But could Elli throw her insecurities out the window and love Shea with everything inside of her? Or will she let a past relationship, and her family ruin any chance of her being happy? Would Elli miss her shot at love?
Buy a copy: Amazon││Barnes & Noble


Trying to Score by Toni Aleo
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 4/11/2012

Fallon Parker’s dream was to have her family’s wine company at the top of all wine magazines and to have a cellar of her own. After graduating from college, she has worked hard to make that dream a reality, even if that meant having a nonexistent love life. She had her chance at love and that was a bust, so she put everything into the wine company. After becoming the official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, Fallon finally feels like everything is falling in place, that is until Lucas Brooks comes back into her life. 
 Lucas Brooks hates his life. He is lonely, he is sober, and he is angry. On the ice, when he’s not in the sin bin, he the leading scorer in the NHL but off the ice, he is a mess. He threw away the most important person in his life, and has regretted it ever since but when Lucas sees Fallon again after being traded to the Assassins; he is bound and determined to get her back. Even if she wants nothing to do with him. 
 The sexual tension between Fallon and Lucas is electrifying as Lucas tries to convince Fallon that he is a changed man. Fallon tries to resist Lucas, but it is so hard when all her body wants is his. But when Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a huge secret from him, the game he is playing stops and penalties are called. 
 With new rules and new players on the ice, will Fallon and Lucas be able to work out their differences and work as a team or will they be left trying to score alone.

Buy a copy: Amazon││Barnes & Noble


3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your post!

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  2. Thank you so much for your post!

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  3. I put trying to score on my wishlist! I love hockey romance, so I'm going to give this one a whirl!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, you have a great one.



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