Claire Croxton Romance Author

  “This is the first book [Santorini Sunset}I have read by Croxton and it will not be my last! Her style of writing is so easy to read as the story flows well, the writing is so descriptive, and the characters are so real and lovable. ”

“This book [Santorini Sunset} is filled with humor and romance. It has been a long time since I have read a book of this genre that truly please me. I wasn’t familiar with the name Claire Croxton: now that I am, I will be watching for more books by her.”

“This [Santorini Sunset] is a funny, sexy book. It is full of twists and turns! . . . Whatever could go wrong does. It’s a comedy of errors and you will not want to put the book down.”

For the full reviews on Readers Favorites, go to: http://readersfavorite.com/review/6231

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I hope you’re enjoying this Memorial Day holiday as much I as am. Many times, I’ve thought about those who gave their lives for this country and those loved ones who have been left behind. This morning on Facebook, our mayor, Lioneld Jordan, posted a beautiful poem by John A. Logan:

If other eyes grow dull, other hands slack,
and other hearts cold in the solemn trust,
ours shall keep it well as long
as the light and warmth of life remain to us.
Let us, then, at the time appointed gather
around their sacred remains and
garland the passionless mounds above them
with the choicest flowers of spring-time;
let us raise above them the dear old flag
they saved from dishonor.”

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I’m often confused about the publishing industry…

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Claire Croxton Romance Author

You can’t possibly be tired of reading about me. It’s been a couple of months since my last interview and this is an interview about a different book. Woohoo!!

Laurie at Laurie’s Thoughts has great interview questions and you get to read an unreleased excerpt from Santorini Sunset–kind of like the director’s cut of a move.  I’m telling you folks, excitement abounds.

Oh, and don’t miss an opportunity to win a free digital copy of Santorini Sunset.

Hope to see you there.

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Claire Croxton Romance Author

What is the purpose of a synopsis? Yeah, I know, it’s a summary of the 400-page manuscript you’ve been slaving over for the past year (or 3 or 5.) I get that. The agent/editor/publisher needs to know what the book is about without having to slog through the entire document–especially if it isn’t their genre. My question is why the hell does it have to be in the format they require?

Why can’t it be an outline or a chapter-by-chapter breakdown? Regardless if your book is written in first person/past tense, the synopsis has to be in third person/present tense.  What the heck is that all about?

Even though, I toiled for hours to get the best paragraph EVER to describe Ex-Ray in my query letter, I can’t use it in my synopsis.  Shoot, I could have written a third of a novel in the time I spent on that…

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Claire Croxton Romance Author

Santorini Sunset is now available on Kindle!  Buy it now. It’s a light, fluffy romance filled with humor, sarcasm and lots of steamy sex. It’s the perfect beach read.

BLURB: Caroline Clayton’s sister, Gabriella, is getting married . . . to Caroline’s former fiancé, Albert. Instead of drowning her sorrows in a vat of ice cream, Caroline recruits her sultry co-worker, Raul Sobrevilla, to be her wedding date. Showing up with Mr. Hotter Better Sexier has the desired effect. Both Gabriella and Albert are jealous and Caroline’s mother is speechless for the first time in history. Even Caroline’s dad is happy with that result. Raul Sobrevilla hired on at Synergy so he could work with the best, Caroline. When she asks him to attend the wedding in Santorini, Greece, he sees it as an opportunity to prove to her that he’s her perfect partner both at the office and in…

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Claire Croxton Romance Author

I’m the featured blogger on Romancing the Book today. My post is all about romantic gestures.

http://romancing-the-book.com/2012/05/guest-contest-claire-croxton.html

This is an example of a romantic gesture from Santorini Sunset–now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The e-book should be available this week as well.

Excerpt:This is the day after the Gabriella’s wedding. Caroline has spent all her time in Santorini working for the caterer and organizing the reception and seating charts. Raul does this romantic gesture for her. Do you think Caroline appreciated it?

Raul took my hand and I followed him. Mother and Daddy smiled as we walked past them. They were moving very slowly. People milled around the yard, taking down tents and cleaning up the evidence of a party well appreciated. Raul helped me in the Jeep, even though I was no longer hindered by the confining dress. At the harbor, he pulled a picnic…

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