Social Icons

Icon Icon Icon Follow Me on Pinterest

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

@Goddfish Book Tour & Giveaway : Ruthless Perfection by @SusieWarren

Today on BMWS I'm joined by Susie Warren author of Ruthless Perfection

So what does Susie Warren get up to when she isn't writing? 

I’m an administrator in a private, elementary school for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. I took a tour of the school fourteen years ago when my oldest child was ready for pre-school and fell in love with the place. At first, I worked on a few fundraising projects when my children were young and continued doing freelance writing. As I became more involved with the school, I was hired as the financial director. My days are consumed with the busy and hectic task of managing the daily financial life of the school. Most of the time, I can be found at my desk crunching numbers and creating spreadsheets. When I’m not, I interact with the staff and parents or attend meetings.
My home life is insane at the moment. I have three teenagers. After school, I can be found driving to ballet classes or watching soccer games. My oldest daughter is in her first year of college, my son is in high school an hour from home and my youngest daughter is in 7th grade at the school where I work. Keeping tabs on my husband can be tricky as he is an inventor and is often rushing off to an important meeting or seminar. And finally, I have a beloved aunt who has temporarily moved in with me as she is undergoing treatment for cancer.
In my spare time - when I’m not writing… I spend time with friends, go for long walks, suffer through Pilates classes, and finally late into the evening will read whenever I’ve downloaded to my kindle.

Susie Warren writes contemporary romance. Besides being an avid reader, she spends much of her free time crafting intense and complex stories about falling in love. When she is not writing, Susie works as an administrator in a small, independent school while caring for three teenagers and keeping tabs on her inventor husband. With the launching of her first book, The Forgotten Heiress, she has slowly begun to navigate the social media realm.

Susie loves to hear from readers and responds to each email and Facebook post. Please reach out to her via Facebook at or Twitter @susiecwarren For more information on her upcoming releases, new excerpts and other related postings, or to sign up for free promotions, please visit

Ruthless Perfection ... The Deets

A filmmaker wanting to honor her family’s legacy approaches a reclusive billionaire for help

Isabel Neri’s innocence captures the attention of a well-known Italian marble mogul, Marc Santoro, when she approaches him against her family’s wishes. Wanting to honor her disgraced grandfather, Isabel needs Marc’s permission to produce a film about the Carrara marble industry.

Faced with honoring an old family obligation, Marc allows Isabel to travel to Italy with him but seeks to limit her exposure to his family’s tragic past. Isabel discovers the untold story and challenges Marc to reveal the truth. She is forced to expose her own secret as their desire sparks out of control.

A Sneak Peek inside 

Isabel felt a moment of panic as she watched the driver make a swift exit. She carefully walked up the stone path that led to the front door, being careful not to catch her black Manolo Blahnik heels in the stones.

The front door swung open and Isabel felt the oxygen leave her body. She wasn’t prepared for seeing Marc Santoro in the flesh again. She could feel his gaze rake over her in appraisal, apparently sizing her up. He looked every inch the wealthy business owner: he was dressed in an expertly tailored gray shirt with slightly darker gray trousers that were pressed to exactness. He was even more striking than she remembered, and she reminded herself to just breathe and focus on her pitch.

It was his intensity that she responded to; he seemed to be absorbing everything about her. Isabel hid her expression as she acknowledged to herself that while he may appreciate her outward appearance, he wouldn’t appreciate her damaged body.

Would he remember meeting her before? 

She forced herself to reach out and offer her hand. As his warm fingers enveloped hers, she felt a spark of attraction travel through her body. She immediately pulled back, but not before she saw his eyes darken.

He merely smiled at her reaction, saying, “So you are not just a figment of Alberto’s imagination.” Guiding her inside, he added, “I was beginning to doubt that the old man had any relatives interested in the marble trade.”

Isabel felt her spine stiffen. Was he questioning her family’s loyalty?

“My grandfather speaks very highly of you,” Isabel said as she took in the luxurious setting, trying to get her bearings.

His voice was cool and didn’t give her any clue if he welcomed her visit. “It isn’t often that Alberto Neri asks for a favor.”

The Giveaway 

Susie will be awarding a $50 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the tour

December 1: Coffee Books and Art
December 2: Beyond My Writing Space
December 3: Underneath the Covers
December 4: Tory Richards
December 5: Sexy Adventures Passionate Tales
December 8: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
December 9: Unabridged Andra's
December 10: Romance Novel Giveaways
December 11: Dena Garson - Real... Hot... Romance
December 12: Long and Short Reviews
December 15: Welcome to My World of Dreams
December 15: The Reading Addict
December 16: Queen of the Night Reviews
December 17: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
December 18: Wickedly Wanton Tales
December 19: It's Raining Books
December 29: Straight from the Library
December 29: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock - review only
December 30: SiMPLiREAD - review only
December 31: Bunny's Review
January 1: Booklover Sue
January 2: Deal Sharing Aunt - promo


  1. I like the excerpt!


  2. interesting excerpt

  3. Enjoyed reading the excerpt today

  4. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into the author's (hectic, lol) life!

  5. i loved the sneak peek!

  6. I liked the excerpt!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

The Legal Bit

All characters have no existence outside the imagination of the author and have no relation to anyone baring the same name. They are not inspired by an individual known or unknown by the author and all incidents are pure invention.

The articles, excerpts, and other written work published under the pseudonym Erin Cawood are copyright protected by the author. Guest articles are published by arrangement and also copyright protected by the guest author.

Images of Erin Cawood are provided by Paul Miguel Photography.

Sample Text