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Author Q&A ft @C_L_Donley | The Billionaire's Club Book Tour and $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #ContemporaryRomance

The  Billionaire's Club Series by C.L. Donley is on virtual book tour. The young adult fantasy stops at Readeropolis with ...

The Billionaire's Club Series by C.L. Donley is on virtual book tour.

The young adult fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?  
I’m a 30-something stay at home mom and have been writing romance for about two years now. I’ve always been a writer, but I always thought writing novels was too daunting. And then one day I realized that I was passionate about romance and it all clicked! I write contemporary romance with heroines of color, since I’m a heroine of color, haha. But they typically take place in small-town or suburban settings like the ones I grew up in.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in the Billionaire’s Club Series?
So, Grayson Davis, the hero of book 1 is this classic alpha billionaire character, but sort of with a twist, because he has a lot of insecurities and flaws which get revealed more and more as you read. Amara is a hybrid heroine that borrows a lot from the “plain jane” trope, and sort of the “naive virgin” trope. But being a heroine of color, she has a lot of unique qualities that also make her a strong, intelligent female character. 

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I try to strike a balance. I started with a series, because I felt like it was the smart thing to do based on everything I’d read about romance writing. But I’m doing a lot of standalones right now. I’ve done about five already and have only standalones planned for the foreseeable future. I have a few sequels in the early stages, but those won’t be ready for awhile. Obviously, I know that would be a smart business move, but if I’m not feeling it, it just will not come out. And I’d hate to push through and just write something subpar. So I can’t say I’ll never do something. And I hate feeling like I’m ignoring the feedback of my readers, who love the thought of these stories continuing. But I have to remember it was my instincts that made those books successful in the first place. And ultimately I have to trust those instincts first. 

Convince us why you feel your book is a must-read.
This is still probably my favorite book of mine, because it was just this burst of creativity that was based on everything that I loved reading at that time, and so it’s pretty true to the billionaire/plain Jane/50 Shades type read, while still being uniquely my style. It’s really great for people who start billionaire romances and really want to like them, but just end up DNF’ing them because you just can’t take the nonsense, haha. If you’ve never read me before, I think this is a pretty good book to get your feet wet and see if it’s your jam or not. It’s unconventional, character-driven, subtle, smart and, of course, steamy!

Amara's Calling 
Billionaire's Club Series Book 1 
by C.L. Donley 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Looking for your next billionaire book boyfriend? Meet Grayson Davis. 

He's a brilliant, bullied computer nerd turned handsome playboy, with a penchant for blondes. She's the assistant to the assistant, who works on the third floor and is... not blonde. And secretly obsessed with him. Complete with all the classic "plain Jane" tropes you thought were hopelessly overdone, read the smart, sexy, binge worthy debut exceeding "billionaire romance" expectations! 

Amara's Calling is the first book in the Billionaire's Club series of sinfully sexy romances. If you like unexpected love, lucrative deals, and billionaires with as much prowess in the bedroom as the boardroom, then you’ll love C.L. Donley’s steamy office affair. 

Mya's Pride 
Billionaire's Club Series Book 2 

Mya McIntosh is attending the wedding of the year as the maid of honor to her best friend Amara Davis, the former employee and wife of billionaire social media mogul Grayson Davis. A dazzling destination wedding in Spain seems like the perfect setting for Mya to finally lose this pesky virginity of hers, but her prospects don't look promising. Amara has high hopes that Mya could land one of Grayson's billionaire best friends but Mya isn't so sure, especially when it comes to Grayson's obnoxious business partner Dale Abernathy. After a few awkward moments, bad first impressions, a ton of assumptions and a sexy interlude on top of a hill, Mya's search for Mr. Right Now lands her somewhere she least expected: in love. 

Kim's Courage 
Billionaire's Club Series Book 3 

The final book in the Billionaire's Club Trilogy! 

A year after her best friend Amara's wedding united them, Kim Pritchard finds herself in the hospital with the baby she conceived with billionaire internet mogul Bel Hafiz. Not only has Kim neglected to tell Bel about his son, now she will have to tell him he's fighting for his life in the NICU. Since the handsome middle eastern playboy "ghosted" her, she wonders if he even cares enough about either of them to reach out. Little does she know that Bel Hafiz has plenty to hide, including the fact that he hasn't been able to get the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Kimberly Pritchard out of his head, or his heart. 

C.L. Donley is a future New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of multicultural and interracial romance, who believes romance novels that are impossible to put down are the only kind that should exist! Armed with a B.A. in English and M.A. in Writing, she is new to the romance game, having written her first novel, Amara's Calling, after discovering the romance genre in September 2017. Donley writes in a style she calls "romantic realism" that is sophisticated yet simple, grounded yet unapologetically escapist, and character-driven rather than plot-driven. This style creates a unique, modern reading experience ideal for book club discussions, personal epiphanies, satisfying re-reads, and the occasional spiraling reviewer! Love it or hate it, fans and critics alike can't deny her talent, and always find themselves coming back for more! 

She loves hearing from readers and discussing her favorite parts of her own books, so feel free to indulge her. 

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