Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Name Before The Masses: Untangle My Heart by Maria K. Alexander with Author Interview

Maria will award a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Untangle My Heart
by Maria K. Alexander



When her marriage ended in tragedy, Kate DiFrancesco rebuilt her life, but has never gotten over the pain of what she lost. Seeking the help of an ex-lover ignites feelings she’s promised never to have again. She’ll need to untangle herself from dangers in her past in order to break the hard shell around her heart.

Edward Weston has a lot to prove, both to his stuffy upper-crust British family, and to himself. Working alongside Kate, a woman he had a casual relationship with, stirs unexpected feelings. Helping her family makes him realize what he's missing. For the first time, he wants more than a one-night stand.

When Kate is threatened, Edward must overcome feeling unworthy to protect the woman he loves and fight for the family he never thought he’d have.


Privacy is a hard thing to find around here, so you may want to lock the door. Especially when you’re wearing only a towel and my sister is on the prowl.”

I’ll have to remember that,” Edward said, taking a step toward her. “I knew she was smitten, but didn’t think she would be waiting in the room after my shower. I was struggling with a tactful way of getting her out.”

I’m sure you’re not accustomed to asking a woman to leave your room.”

He gave her an unapologetic grin. “No, usually not.”

I guess it’s partly my fault. I told her I don’t have any claims to you. Apparently she took that to mean it was open season to pursue you.”

Yet you stopped by. Why?”

I wanted to thank you again for your help today. You dropped everything to come and help my family and that means a lot to me.”

He took another step toward her until he stood directly in front of her. “You mean a lot to me. I’d do anything I could to help you.”

She nodded in acknowledgement, not sure she could trust her voice to speak with him all but touching her.

And you’re wrong about not having a claim on me.”

His hands found their way to her waist. Her heart thumped and she knew she should pull back, wanted to pull back. But his blue-gray eyes held her in a hypnotic state and she couldn’t move.

Author Interview

Author Interview

Can you tell us about your book in 10 words or less?
Release the past and open the heart to love

How long did it take you to write this book?
Seven months

What was your favorite scene to write?
The cookie baking scene with six-year old Lucas, an orphan Kate is thinking of adopting. It’s such a tender scene and is intended to show the shell around Kate’s heart breaking as she allows herself to feel for the first time in four years.

If you could cast anyone to play some of the main characters, who would you choose?
For Edward, it would be the dashing and devilishly charming Colin O’Donoghue.
For Kate, Salma Hayek

Did any music inspire you while writing? 
I love Lifehouse. They’re song “Whatever It Takes” is my theme song for Kate and Edward.

What is currently in your TBR pile?
I have a large and ever-growing TBR pile. Here’s a sampling: Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis, Chance for Love by Marie Force, Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis, All You Need is Love by Marie Force are just a couple at the top of my list.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Cats or Dogs? 

Once Upon a Time or Grim?
Once Upon a Time

The Hunger Games or The Mortal Instruments?
The Hunger Games

Chinese or Italian?

Ebooks or Hardcopies? 
Ebooks. I don’t have enough space for hardcopies

Coffee or Tea?

Best book you’ve read recently?
Chasing Morgan by Jennifer Ryan

Favorite TV show?
Once Upon a Time

Celebrity Crush?
Hugh Dancy

Current Favorite Song?
Let It Go

Most anticipated 2014 book? 
Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A romantic at heart, Maria K. Alexander spent hours as a young girl getting lost in and wishing to be one of the heroines in the stories she read. Books gave her the ability to go to another world where she loved meeting new characters, learning about their problems, and watching them fall in love.

Maria blogs about her writing journey with The Violet Femmes at When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules.

You can keep in touch with Maria at: 

The Violet Femmes Blog:


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  1. Thanks for the character visualizations~ Salma Hayek is truly a woman's woman!

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

    1. Hi Elise-Maria. I agree! Thanks for commenting.

  2. Great interview, thank you.


  3. Hi Amanda. Thanks for hosting me today!

  4. Hi Maria! I really enjoyed learning more about you and Untangle my Heart in this interview. I do love the baking scene!

  5. Great interview! I love the cover of your book and it sounds awesome. I am entering under the name of Virginia

    1. Hi Virgina. I'm glad you like the cover and the story. Best of luck in the contest!

  6. Great interview. Thank you for the giveaway


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