Guest & Contest: Amie Louellen

A Letter From Suzanne Rose

Is it wrong to believe in fairy tales? I don’t think so. I grew up hearing stories of handsome princes and snowy white steeds. But I had almost given up on ever finding the man made just for me until I met Brice Van Sant.

Multi-millionaire, sullen attitude, fabulous kisser, Brice is definitely in the prince category, but it’s more complicated than that.

I guess I’d better start at the beginning. I was visiting my sister at her job. Christy works for Johnston Carmichael Pharmaceuticals which just so happens to be Brice’s family business.  I’d brought Christy a bottle of my homemade herbal shampoos.

How was I supposed to know Brice would drink it? And I definitely had no idea it would act as a love potion. So how was I to know that his proposal was made in a drug altered haze? He swept me off my feet. So of course, I’d thought I’d found my own true prince. And I married him. Except the next day he couldn’t remember my name, much less that we’d gotten married. And that’s when my handsome prince turned into a toad.

And it got even worse. He decided that he needed the formula for his company and didn’t believe that I never write them down. Brice is nothing but persistent and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse—stay married to him and pretend to be happily married while I recover the shampoo’s ingredients, or he’d fire my sister. Big, fat toad.

I learned a lot about Brice in those first few weeks. And the man I thought was an ogre turned out to be a man with dreams and desires just like the rest of us. Except Brice’s dreams had been crushed long ago. He said he didn’t believe in love, but I couldn’t let it go there. After all, I was half in love with him even before we met.

Now I only have until I discover all the shampoo’s ingredients to make him see that love truly is a chance worth taking. And with any luck, I won’t lose my heart to him forever. Not only to the Brice that everyone sees, but to the wonderful prince he really is.

—Suzanne

(Love Potion Me, Baby by Amie Louellen)

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Author Bio—

Amie Louellen loves nothing more than a good book.  Except for her family…and maybe homemade tacos…and shoes.  But reading and writing are definitely high on the list.

Fun and contemporary, whimsical and sexy Amie’s novels are true love stories with a guaranteed happy ending.

Born and bred in Mississippi, Amie is a transplanted Southern Belle who now lives in Oklahoma with her deputy husband, their genius son, a spoiled cat, and one very hyper beagle.

When she’s not creating quirky characters and happy endings, she’s chauffeuring her prodigy to  little league baseball games, guitar lessons, and boy scout meetings. She also loves gardening, cross stitching, and generally anything that can get her out of housework.

Amie is a member of RWA and an award winning author. You can reach her at amielouellen@gmail.com.

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(Disclaimer: Graphic of Suzanne Rose was provided & purchased by Amie Louellen and permission was granted to RtB to use for this promotion.)






22 thoughts on “Guest & Contest: Amie Louellen

  1. Maria D. says:

    Suzanne sounds like a fun character and her story is something I would love to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. It’s a lot of fun in some ways, isn’t it, when the characters sart taking on a life of their own and don’t just do what their creator wants. It gives me an idea of how God must feel, sometimes.

    • This is Maria who commented below and the comment I’m replying to is me too, but I spelt my email wrong in the above comment, LOL. I think it’s okay now.

  3. I feel that the days of the princess waiting for the prince to stop by and kiss her awake again have definitely gone. If anything, we need new fairytales to reflect today’s developments.

  4. misskallie2000 says:

    Yes and no as they have changed but Now they are more like real life where they were fairy tales before. Cinderella has always been my fav and stil is. Would love to read your book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

  5. Robin says:

    No matter how old I become (I happen to have an anniversary for the day I was born this week-end) I think we all want to still believe in fairytales. With the Happy-Ever-After ending.

    In a world where every time you turn around there is so much heartache.

    Yes, fairytales are a way to believe in the magic. That maybe just maybe there is still some good out there.

    Looking forward to reading your book. Added to my list.

  6. Carin W says:

    I loved fairy tales as a child,I look at the versions that are being distributed through cartoons and the like and the women take a much more active role they aren’t just waiting to be rescued. Thanks Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

  7. JoAnne says:

    When I started reading the excerpt I thought you were at first telling us about your own life – lol!
    Sounds like a great book.

    I was read fairy tales when I was young and yes life for women has changed. There are still those that prefer to be stay at home moms (I was for 12 years) and those that work only because they need the income to survive. Then there are other women who work at careers they love because they choose to. Many of my favorite authors have women characters that are tops in their field and others that are struggling to survive just like many of us in the real world.
    Thanks for sharing.
    jbcweiss AT sbcglobal DOT net

  8. erinf1 says:

    thanks for a fun post and congrats on the latest release! I read fair tales as a child and I think that the one thing that would be different if they were written today would be that the female characters wouldn’t be as helpless.

  9. Andie Wardlow says:

    Yes i read fairy tales growing up…and i don’t think just because women are more independent that we view then differently. I think that deep inside we want our prince and happily ever after.

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