Tuesday, June 30, 2020

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Billionaire's Club by C.L. Donley-GUEST POST

Amara's Calling 
Billionaire's Club Series Book 1 
by C.L. Donley 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Looking for your next billionaire book boyfriend? Meet Grayson Davis. 

He's a brilliant, bullied computer nerd turned handsome playboy, with a penchant for blondes. She's the assistant to the assistant, who works on the third floor and is... not blonde. And secretly obsessed with him. Complete with all the classic "plain Jane" tropes you thought were hopelessly overdone, read the smart, sexy, binge worthy debut exceeding "billionaire romance" expectations! 

Amara's Calling is the first book in the Billionaire's Club series of sinfully sexy romances. If you like unexpected love, lucrative deals, and billionaires with as much prowess in the bedroom as the boardroom, then you’ll love C.L. Donley’s steamy office affair. 

Mya's Pride 
Billionaire's Club Series Book 2 

Mya McIntosh is attending the wedding of the year as the maid of honor to her best friend Amara Davis, the former employee and wife of billionaire social media mogul Grayson Davis. A dazzling destination wedding in Spain seems like the perfect setting for Mya to finally lose this pesky virginity of hers, but her prospects don't look promising. Amara has high hopes that Mya could land one of Grayson's billionaire best friends but Mya isn't so sure, especially when it comes to Grayson's obnoxious business partner Dale Abernathy. After a few awkward moments, bad first impressions, a ton of assumptions and a sexy interlude on top of a hill, Mya's search for Mr. Right Now lands her somewhere she least expected: in love. 

Kim's Courage 
Billionaire's Club Series Book 3 

The final book in the Billionaire's Club Trilogy! 

A year after her best friend Amara's wedding united them, Kim Pritchard finds herself in the hospital with the baby she conceived with billionaire internet mogul Bel Hafiz. Not only has Kim neglected to tell Bel about his son, now she will have to tell him he's fighting for his life in the NICU. Since the handsome middle eastern playboy "ghosted" her, she wonders if he even cares enough about either of them to reach out. Little does she know that Bel Hafiz has plenty to hide, including the fact that he hasn't been able to get the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Kimberly Pritchard out of his head, or his heart. 

C.L. Donley is a future New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of multicultural and interracial romance, who believes romance novels that are impossible to put down are the only kind that should exist! Armed with a B.A. in English and M.A. in Writing, she is new to the romance game, having written her first novel, Amara's Calling, after discovering the romance genre in September 2017. Donley writes in a style she calls "romantic realism" that is sophisticated yet simple, grounded yet unapologetically escapist, and character-driven rather than plot-driven. This style creates a unique, modern reading experience ideal for book club discussions, personal epiphanies, satisfying re-reads, and the occasional spiraling reviewer! Love it or hate it, fans and critics alike can't deny her talent, and always find themselves coming back for more! 

She loves hearing from readers and discussing her favorite parts of her own books, so feel free to indulge her. 


Describe your writing style. I call my style “romantic realism.” It’s sort of a blend of the fairy tale nature of the traditional romantic scenario combined with the wrench of actual human behavior. My writing background and influence are in modern fiction and because I have an advanced degree in English, it has more of a literary bent. So, while I’m committed to the HEA ending, it doesn’t always come in a conventional way, because I’m doubly committed to realism. Almost to a fault. Most of the feedback has been overwhelmingly good, where I have readers saying, “I will literally read anything that you choose to write.” But then the people that hate it… really hate it, lol. Which I understand. Because my characters are usually flawed and do and say questionable things. And in the midst of a romance, it can make the resolution emotionally unsatisfying for some readers, who expect to read about the coming together of two likable people that absolutely, positively deserve each other. Meanwhile, others who find the genre to sometimes be a bit stale usually find my style refreshing.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for this book? This was my first ever foray into becoming an author. It started out as an idea for a story. I hadn’t written in years and then suddenly I was getting an idea that I loved so much, that I actually left myself notes about the characters and the plot, and that weekend I had 12K words. In three weeks, Amara’s Calling was finished. Around the second week, I think, I got the idea to do a series out of the secondary characters, which was a great organic moment.

Do you see writing as a career? I do. Even though I don’t make a lot of money at this stage (although I guess that’s relative) and I’ve kind of taken a break from it, it definitely goes far beyond being just a hobby for me. I definitely feel like I’m building something, with each book I finish and release. And it’s something I’m getting better at all the time.

What makes a good story? A very good question. I like to play with this notion a lot. Because there’s a lot of “how to” guides out there, and while formulas are great and I genuinely respect them because extra work sucks, I tend to always end up saying, “no, I don’t cwanna do it like that,” and for some reason, I end up with these really sparse stories. I think I’m trying to strip storytelling down to it’s core elements, but that could be b.s. Haha. I’m just the type of person that when everyone says, “this is how it ought to be done” I’m like, “oh really?” Because I’ve always understood storytelling down to its core. Like, what keeps people reading Twitter threads? It’s not always about this contrived, three acts, “save the cat” thing, and even though I’m “just writing romance,” I’m still a writer, and I’m interested in getting down to the core of what is it about stories that move us.

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