Book Bench Blog Tour: Inferno of Love by Allie Boniface


Inferno of Love (Hometown Heroes #2) 
by Allie Boniface



Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full-time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.

I’m a New York girl born and bred, though I’ve lived in Cleveland, Ohio, and Providence, Rhode Island and traveled all over the place, this country and others. I’ve spent the last 17 years living in the lower Hudson Valley, NY, where I’m a full-time high school English and Education teacher. On the side I play the piano and get my groove on at Zumba class 🙂

1. How did you get started writing?

I’ve always loved writing, but I started writing seriously, with an eye on publication, after Sept. 11th. I live about an hour north of NYC, and I had neighbors who never came home that day. I realized then and there not to put off my dreams for another day.

2.  What genre(s) do you write in and why?

I write contemporary romance that falls somewhere between PG-13 and R ratings. I love happy endings!

3.  What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

I don’t think, I sing! I always have music playing, anything from pop to hip hop to country to classic rock to Broadway tunes and everything in between.

4.  What is your favorite part of writing?

Creating new worlds and new characters, without a doubt. I love to see them come alive.

5.  What is your least favorite part of writing?

Getting stuck. I get somewhere in the middle and think the story is terrible, it’s dragging, nothing makes sense, no one will ever want to read this book. Ugh. Writer’s block is horrible!

6.  Where do you get the ideas for your stories?

Anywhere and everywhere: my friends, my coworkers, news items, dreams, songs, things I see in passing, things I read in the paper…

7.  Tell me about your ideal reader.

Someone who loves my books AND tells all her friends to read them too!

8.  What is your “go to” routine that helps you get in the mood to write? Special beverage? Music? Etc.

Teaching and grading papers is so time-consuming that I can’t afford to get in the mood, in all honesty. My writing time is so rare during the school year that when I do have time, I put my butt in the chair (or on the couch, with my laptop) and just write. I usually make myself write for an hour, even if I have a hard time getting started. That’s a decent amount of time to accomplish a scene or the rough draft of a chapter.

9. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?

I’m super-excited to have a trilogy of novellas releasing this spring, Cocktail Cruises. All of them center on a romance that starts on a cruise ship: Tequila Sunrise, Sex on the Beach, and Between the Sheets (and yes, the books are all named after cocktails – of course!). Make sure to follow my Facebook or Twitter pages for the official release dates!

Quick Facts                                        
Expected release Date: February 23rd, 2014                  
Genre: Contemporary Romance                                              
Formats to buy: Kindle, epub and Paperback


What happens when your soul mate returns after twelve long years – and has no idea who you are?

Aubrey Anderson is a pediatric occupational therapist who’s spent the last twelve years rebuilding her life after a car accident killed her boyfriend and crushed her legs. A series of strokes on the way to the hospital left her with no memory of either the accident or the weeks leading up to it, so when she starts having nightmares she can’t explain, she decides to return to the scene to see if she can piece together her past.

Finn Cavallo is Lindsey Point’s resident playboy, owner of a popular bar, and hero of the Cove Fire, when he pulled seven people from a burning building twelve years earlier. But his flirtatious personality hides the heart of a man who lost his soul mate the night of the fire. When Aubrey walks into his bar with no memory of who he is or what they had, he’s stunned – and it takes everything he has not to tell her about the summer they spent falling in love.

It’s only a matter of time before bar conversation turns to passion on the beach and more. But when a series of events raises suspicion that Finn himself might have started the Cove Fire, Aubrey is forced to do whatever she can to discover the truth about both their pasts, including going back to the spot where it all began…



Aubrey stared at her glass of wine. “God, I just – I wish I could remember something.”

Finn fell again just like that, watching her catch her bottom lip in her teeth as she mulled over her words. The rhythm of her voice, the way her eyes caught the light…he was nineteen all over again, crushing on another man’s girlfriend without a clue of what to do about it.

Only he wasn’t nineteen anymore.

And Aubrey wasn’t here with another man.

Forget it. He was done thinking. He moved from around the bar without a word, and as he closed the distance between them, she slipped from her stool, moving toward him and landing in his arms like she’d been there all this time. His hand went to the back of her head, cupping it and easing it closer. Her chin lifted, and he caught her mouth with his, loving the way her breath hitched in her throat. She melted into him, the warmth of her curves searing his skin and soaking into the very core of him. His eyes closed.

He slid his tongue over her bottom lip, taking it slow, waiting for her to step back or break the connection. She didn’t. A minute passed, then another. The kiss deepened, and he wasn’t sure who pressed first, who wanted more urgently, but it didn’t matter. Their tongues met, twisting over and under, delicious and wet and so hot he could barely stand it. Her hands moved from his shoulders to his waist to slide down the back of his jeans and pull him close, closer, until he knew she could feel the way he rose under her touch, wanting her like no other woman he’d ever been with.

“Oh, Finn…” she said into his mouth, and the words set him on fire. He couldn’t wait, couldn’t hold back one more second. His palm skimmed down her dress and beneath it, to the swell of her ass and skin so smooth he wanted to taste it. She rose onto her toes, and her mouth crushed his until she pulled her lips away and moved them to his neck and his jaw line and up to his ear, leaving a breathy trail every place she touched.

“Listen, we  – ” know each other. We’ve done this before. He had to tell her. Didn’t he?

“I don’t want to talk.”

The Author
Allie Boniface was born and raised in a tiny community in upstate New York, which probably explains her fascination with the magic of small town life. She currently teaches high school English in the lower Hudson Valley, where she lives with her husband and two furry felines. She is the author of six contemporary romance novels; Inferno of Love is the second in her Hometown Heroes series. Allie loves chatting with other authors and readers and can be found around the Web (visit her on Facebook or Twitter, and stop by her blog to check out the latest news). She loves attending writers’ conferences, giving workshops, swapping stories, and generally talking about romance. Allie loves stories set in small towns and is a firm believer in the power of love and the emotions that connect us all!

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Follow the tour:

April 1: Karen Docter’s Blog: Author Interview
April 2: My Devotional Thoughts: Spotlight
April 3: Mythical Books: Top 10 List
April 7: A Writer’s Life: Author Interview
April 8: Every Free Chance Book Reviews: Spotlight
April 9: Reviews By Molly: Review
April 10: Roxy’s Reviews: Review
               Books and Fandom: Spotlight
April 14: Clean Romance Reviews: Interview
April 15: Deal Sharing Aunt: Review
April 16: That Girl Reads: Review
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5 Responses to Book Bench Blog Tour: Inferno of Love by Allie Boniface

  1. Rhomy says:

    Amazing interview Karen! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jan K says:

    What fun! This book looks really good.

  3. Allie B says:

    Thanks for having me here today!

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