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Please welcome Beth Fred, who stops by with a generous giveaway and the scoop on the difference between the two Marlowe sisters, each of whom you’ll get to know in her books THE FATE OF A MARLOWE GIRL and THE OTHER MARLOWE GIRL.

Beth Fred on the Marlowe Girls

Thank you so much for having me here today to talk about the differences between the two Marlowe sisters!

Tiffany is hardworking, quiet, and tends to put everyone else’s needs before her own. And Luke loves this about her. But she lacks confidence, and I think her interactions with Luke help her gain this. Kammy seems to be the polar opposite of her sister. She starts out very self-centered with no direction in life. She has a wild side and likes to party. But the thing that people don’t realize is that Kammy is insecure too. She appears confident, because she knows she’s beautiful. What she doesn’t know—what she has to learn—is that she has skills and talents outside of her physical appearance. And that while she’s not as “smart” as her sister is, her skills are valuable too.  It isn’t that Kammy is not smart, but she thinks differently than her sister. She manages to get herself out of some situations in The Other Marlowe Girl that I don’t think Tiffany would have been able to get out of on her own. I think the two girls are more alike than they realize, but the different attributes they bring to the table helps them balance each other out. Tiffany tends to take life too seriously while much of the time, Kammy doesn’t take life seriously enough.

The Fate of a Marlowe Girl

When twenty-four-year-old Tiffany escapes her sister Kammy’s too wild Cancun bachelorette party, she finds herself in a bar with the unwanted attention of a gorgeous local named Luke.

Luke may be charming but Tiffany is leaving in two days and doesn’t need any complications. But complications are exactly what she gets when the cops show up to raid Kammy’s party. When Kammy is arrested, Tiffany agrees to have dinner with Luke, so he’ll help her get Kammy out of jail. Kammy’s arrest forces her to spend an extra day in Cancun, meaning she’ll miss a crucial meeting, and as an accountant in tax season, she is already drowning in work. Not to mention, every second she spends with Luke makes it harder to leave. With Luke, Tiffany is almost ready to forget about work.

Will the airport be their final goodbye?

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The Other Marlowe Girl

When twenty-four-year-old dance school drop out Kammy Marlowe is evicted by her mother, she goes to her favorite bar. She finds an unlikely friend in the blunt eye candy, Enrique. But Kammy knows there is no way she and Enrique have a shot because he’s her brother-in-law’s brother and has been privy to her wild past.

Enrique swears he’s only interested in the person she is today, but their relationship is tested when her ex-husband’s drug dealer attacks her, looking for money. With no options and a money hungry drug dealer on her back, Kammy accepts a position as a dancer at a strip club. But when Enrique shows up at the club, their relationship is over. With no reason to stay in Texas anymore, Kammy auditions for the Bolshevik Ballet and gets the opportunity to go to Russia. Only Enrique is determined to stop her.

Will she give up the chance of a lifetime to stay with the man she still loves?

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Excerpt

“We’ll talk about this more tomorrow. I don’t want my brother to see me out so late.” He placed a hand on my cheek and pressed his lips against mine. My mouth parted and so did his. The taste of Enrique filled me with desire, but I’d learned enough from Emmett that I knew I didn’t want whatever chance I had with Enrique to start out like this. Using more self-control than I knew I had, I pulled away from him.

Beth Fred

Meet Beth Fred! That’s me! I’m a full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. I’m represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. I like my tea hot, my romance sweet, and my guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma’am, make promises they keep, and aren’t afraid to profess their undying love. It’s not breakfast if there aren’t carbs(at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of my favorite things. Bet you can’t guess where I’m from ;) Wanna know more about me? You can find that here:

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Giveaway

To enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card, please click here. Giveaway ends 5/5/13.

Sarah here: What do you guys think? Are you hooked? Before you head off to enter the giveaway and click some buy links, be sure to say hello to Beth. And while you’re here, let’s talk siblings. I’m an only child so I can’t answer this one, but let’s hear it: are you and your siblings alike or complete opposites? Are you closer to your same-sex siblings or is that not always the case? I’m looking forward to your comments!