Heating Up Hawaii with Carmen Falcone

Carmen Falcone

Carmen Falcone is no stranger to this blog, having been the opening guest here with her first book A VENGEFUL AFFAIR.and heaving appeared here recently with her cover reveal for HEATING UP HAWAII, her newest release.. A Brazilian by birth and now based in the USA with her family, Carmen writes hot, contemporary romance.


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As this is your second book Carmen,  is it the same excitement, or something different this time?
I don’t know if anything can ever match having your first book released into the big, bad world. Especially because, until its release, a lot of my friends and family didn’t know I was a closet writer. So, it wasn’t just a book debut, it was also me coming out of the writing closet. I received a lot of support, and it really moved me. That said, I’m extremely excited about Heating Up Hawaii. It has its own milestone because it marks the beginning of my relationship with Breathless Press.

I'd love if you could sum up the essence of this book in a Tweet sized sentence!
After a long separation, will Penny and Luc's sizzling attraction be enough to overcome their startling secrets?

Did you actually go to Hawaii to do research for this book?  This is the question I'm dying to ask!
I went to Hawaii in the past, and I definitely used some of my fave places in the book. Writing it made me feel like visiting again! Aloha. ;)

Your last book, A VENGEFUL AFFAIR, was romantic intrigue.  Is this intrigue too?
 This one is a sexy contemporary novella. Their emotions bring tension, but it’s not a romantic suspense. After AVA, I wanted to write something completely different.

After a hard day's writing, how do you like to relax?
I like to get out of the house, to work out or run errands, but I need to be active somehow.

I know you're busy with family now.  So what's next for you once things settle down?
I’ve already started writing Heating Up Las Vegas, the sequel to Heating Up Hawaii. It tells Darren’s story, and I am very excited about the premise.

Darren?  A minor yet important character in HEATING UP HAWAII?  I'd say that would make an interesting story for sure.  Looking forward to that one.


There's just one person standing between Penny Ashbrook’s dream of opening her own PR business or being stuck at her job–the formidable Luc Leoni–her first lover, and the man who lets nothing and no-one get in his way. Seeing him after so long brings all the hidden emotions after a life altering break-up to surface. Pain, denial and…lust.

Luc has made many sacrifices for his career, including Penny Ashbrook, the woman who set his aspirations back a year, but now she has returned and is more alluring than ever. After all these years, he thought a self-made billionaire as himself could master everything, but to resist the strong pull toward the one woman he can't have is an impossible task.

When this unlikely pair is reunited they will have to face the many challenges set in their way, especially an attraction that has only heightened with time and a deadline quickly approaching. Can their new bond surpass old—and new—fears?

Read review here.

Get this book at:  Amazon   Amazon UK

Carmen is very generously  giving away a USD 15 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky commenter.  So remember leave a comment before you go!


  1. Wow! Heating Up Hawaii sounds so interesting and intriguing! I read Maria's Review and have been intrigued ever since!

    Thanks for this interview, Carmen and Maria!

  2. You'd love this book Nas. I just know it.

    It was fun interviewing Carmen as always - she'll always be special to me, as she was the first ever guest on MBB!

  3. Heating up Hawaii sounds very interesting. I will definitely be adding this book to my TBR list.

  4. Squee! I can't wait to read this. Just got it off Amazon. :-D

  5. Awww. Thanks Nas! You should read it :-) I know you're super busy, but who knows? Lol.

    Aww thanks Maria! I remember when you started blogging... time sure flies, doesn't it? Thanks for having me again. Nice to see your blog rockin'.

  6. Thanks so much for leaving a comment, Nadene!:)
    Good luck! ;)

  7. Oh yay! Hope you enjoy it!! Thanks!! ;)

  8. What a gorgeous cover! Did you design it yourself, Carmen? Have definitely added this book to my Amazon wishlist along with A Vengeful Affair!

  9. Just by the cover it looks awesome, the more I read about it the more I want to read it. Sounds like a great book :)

    MinDaf @aol.com

  10. Thanks, Angieleigh! I didn't, my cover artist was Victoria Miller(Breathless Press). I love it as well. The cover model has mismatched eyes just like my Luc. Sigh.

  11. Thanks so much, Crystal! And good luck :)

  12. The book sounds great! And I really adore the cover! Will be looking it up thanks for the recommendation Maria !

  13. Hi Nadene. Good to 'see' you again....

  14. Hi Libby! Thanks for stopping by....

  15. Hi Des, I know you'll love this...

  16. It sounds wonderful and I love that cover and the title! :-) x

  17. Sounds awesome!! Thanks for the tip - off to check these 2 books out! :)

  18. Tina K Burton7 May 2013 at 03:55

    I don't really read steamy books, but just wanted to say I love the covers, and I'm so jealous that you've been to Hawaii!
    Lots of luck with your new book :)

  19. Thanks so much, Jemi, and good luck! :)

  20. Hey Tina, nothing wrong with not reading steamy books :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck :)

  21. Nice setting for the book

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  22. Love the title Heating up Hawaii. Love Hawaii!

    All the best to, Carmen!

  23. Hi Tina, thanks for coming over. Great to see you here.

    HEATING UP HAWAII has it' share of love scenes but it's quite an emotional love story actually.

  24. Hi bn100.

    The setting's lovely all right.

  25. Hi Wendy,

    It' on my list of places to visit, Hawaii is.

  26. Thank you, bn100! :) Good luck!

  27. Thanks, Wendy... I love Hawaii :-)

    I wish I lived closer... Sigh!

    Good luck :)

  28. Never been to Hawaii but that cover and the story sure will heat it up:)

  29. Can't help but agree with you Nutschell....

  30. Enjoyed the Q & A, just started reading book this morning!

  31. Firstly, fab cover! Hadn't heard of Breathless Press but they do good work. I will be checking out this book. I just blogged about travel and setting our stories in places we've visited.

    Great Q + A.


  32. Hi Nancy, Good to see you over here.

  33. Hi Denise, thanks for stopping by.

  34. Terrific post ladies. And lots of luck with this new release, Carmen.


  35. Denise, thank you for the comment and sorry for the delay.
    I love to both write and read romance novels with exotic settings... I'll check your blog! Thanks :)

  36. Thanks for your comment Nutschell! :)


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