Hello everyone. Today I get the pleasure of introducing a friend of mine to you, and her latest book release The Hotline Girl.

The Hotline Girl is about a young lady who works in a suicide hotline center for very personal reasons. One day she answers the phone and discovers that the person on the other end of the line is someone she has a difficult history with. Caught between her feelings and her professional sense of duty, Arabella makes a choice that will forever change her life.

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Normally I do not read contemporary fiction, because, let’s face it, I have enough contemporary in my life without reading about more, but The Hotline Girl managed to grab my attention. Half of the fun came from its loose analogies to the fairytale Beauty and the Beast. I had a blast hunting down all the Beauty and the Beast references and giggling over the real life parallels being drawn. This book managed to be sweet, serious, and (at times) sassy in a refreshing combination. You can preorder it on Amazon over here. 

Now, as you know, I’m all about process and growth as a writer, so I’m going to turn this over to R.J. Conte so you can get to know her a little. She has kindly agreed to answer a few questions about her life and work.  Continue reading