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HAPPY NEW YEAR! If you’ve resolved to spend a steamy night with a hot guy, you’re in the right place. Author Audra North is here to tell you all about it!

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Audra North: Giving Yourself Permission

Happy 2014, everybody! Huge thanks to Sarah for having me back here on her blog!

Today, I’m talking about giving yourself permission. Now I know, I know. Often, a New Year rolling around is not about allowing things. Frequently, it’s about prohibiting things. No more smoking! Instead of watching television, you will spend that time learning to speak French! You will count every penny and deny yourself that extra helping of buttery mashed potatoes and—oh, now I’m hungry.

Those resolutions are important, because they could lead to something that you think is important, and that matters. Getting healthy is great. Saving money is great. Speaking French is—well, it’s something. (Ha! I kid! I kid!)

But sometimes, too much denial ends up hurting more than it helps. In the case of Lily Stanton, the heroine in my latest novella, One Night in Santiago, she has been denying herself too much, for so long, that she’s lost a part of who she is along the way. When she meets sexy stranger Bruno Komarov in the lobby of a hotel far away from home, she feels an attraction to him that she hasn’t allowed herself to feel in a long time.

She doesn’t even realize that she has given herself permission to start getting bits of her life back, but as the evening progresses, that’s exactly what happens. I loved writing this story because I’ve long wanted to create a work that shows just how important it is to appreciate ourselves enough to allow us to be human.

So to all of you, I wish you the best of luck with those resolutions, but don’t forget to cut yourself some slack now and then—give yourself permission. Although…after you read One Night in Santiago, you might just resolve to work extra hard on learning to speak Spanish so that you can travel to the gorgeous city of Santiago and maybe meet your own Bruno!

One Night in Santiago

  • by Audra North
  • ISBN: 9781622664108
  • Entangled Flaunt

Lily Stanton’s vacation goes from bad to worse when a storm strands her in a foreign country, arguing with an arrogant—and very sexy—stranger over the last available hotel room.

Successful CEO Bruno Komarov wasn’t expecting the gorgeous woman checking in at the reception desk to challenge him over a room. Even more surprising, he actually enjoys their exchange.

But when Lily proposes a compromise—she’ll take the bed and he can sleep on the couch—Bruno pushes his attraction aside and assures himself that this can remain strictly business. After all, they’re both adults capable of keeping their hands to themselves. They’ll share the room, get a good night’s sleep, and be off to their respective destinations in the morning.

What could possibly happen in just one night?

AudraNorthAbout the Author

Audra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could.  Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can’t resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow.  She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books.  Visit her website at audranorth.com or find her (way too frequently) on Twitter @AudraNorth.


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