Friday, February 15, 2013

Four For Friday--Rachelle Ayala

Four For Friday is a weekly feature where guest authors choose one of their own characters to complete four sentences. Please be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. You could be the lucky winner of a Kindle copy!

This week's post is by Rachelle Ayala from her novel, Hidden Under Her Heart.

Maryanne Torres

I’m Maryanne Torres, the unfortunate heroine in Rachelle Ayala’s latest book, Hidden Under Her Heart. Okay, so I’m darn lucky too, but that’s only because I twisted Rachelle’s little finger and demanded a happy ending and a hot hero, Lucas Knight.
Professionally, I’m a nurse and a pretty good one. I care about my patients and am happy to make their lives better. But I was a dating disaster and always picked the wrong men. I made some bad decisions and ended up raped and pregnant. Not very smart.
You’ll have to read my story, because it’s too embarrassing to talk about. I was shoved into a media circus while still in shock over my condition. I had tough decisions to make and even though Lucas tried to be supportive, I could not trust him to fully accept me. How Rachelle pulled it off is still beyond my understanding. But I’m more than satisfied with the ending, even though I didn’t think I’d survive the story.

1. The worst Valentine's Day gift I ever received was... 

Valentine’s Day before Lucas Knight was a depressing day. If I had a date, or a steady boyfriend, they were more interested in what I would do for them. My last boyfriend before Lucas would say, “I believe in women’s lib. Where are you taking me?” Oh, and the one before that? Jerk. He gave me a pack of condoms, jumbo sized. What a laugh. That was the worst thing I ever received on Valentine’s Day.

2. My idea of the perfect date would be... 

with Lucas Knight, of course. He’s daring me to take a ride in a balloon over the foothills. It would be thrilling and we can touch a piece of Heaven while up there. We’ll get into the position and kiss right at the highest altitude.

3. If you want to give me candy... 

You can always placate me with chocolate, the darker the better. Lindor Dark Chocolate Truffles, Lady Godiva, and Guittard, right here in Burlingame California.

4. The song that best describes my current love life is...

You Da One by Rihanna. Lucas Knight is the only man for me. I knew it about halfway through the book, but I doubted near the end, afraid I had lost him because of a secret from my past. Fortunately, I almost broke Rachelle’s finger and she gave me my man back.

Rachelle Ayala is the author of three novels, Michal’s Window, Broken Build, and Hidden Under Her Heart. Please visit her website: blog: or Facebook page:


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