Normandie Fischer, author of Sailing Out of Darkness and Becalmed, on tour January/February 2014

Posted By on January 9, 2014

Sailing out of DarknessAbout Sailing Out of Darkness

• Paperback: 300 pages
• Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing

Love conquers all??

Maybe for some people.

When Samantha Ransom flies to Italy to escape a disastrous affair with her childhood best friend, the last thing on her mind is romance. But Teo Anderson is nothing like her philandering ex-husband or her buddy, Jack, who, despite his live-in girlfriend, caught Sam off guard with his flashing black eyes and his passion for sailing.??

Teo represses his own scars, both physical and emotional, by writing mysteries—until one strange and compelling vision comes to life in the person of Sam. Seeking answers, he offers friendship to this skittish visitor. If he can’t write her into one of his stories, at least he can enjoy her company.

?But not even sailing the cobalt waters of the Mediterranean can assuage Sam’s guilt. Soon the consequences of her behavior escalate, and the fallout threatens them all.

Mainstream Category Finalist, Rocky Mountain Colorado Gold, 2011

BecalmedAbout Becalmed

• Paperback: 385 pages
• Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

When a Southern woman with a broken heart finds herself falling for a widower with a broken boat, it’s anything but smooth sailing.

?Tadie Longworth doesn’t spend much time worrying that she’s turning into one of Beaufort, North Carolina’s, spinsters. She has a gift shop full of her own jewelry designs and a sweet little sailboat to take her mind off the guy who got away. But now he’s back—with the fashion-plate wife he picked instead of Tadie—and he’s hitting on her again.

When widower Will Merritt limps into town with a broken sailboat and a perky seven-year-old daughter, he provides the perfect distraction—until that distraction turns into fascination when Tadie offers shelter during a hurricane. Over candlelit games of SlapJack and Monopoly, Jilly becomes the daughter she could have had and Will the man she always wanted. Only, he’s sworn never to let another woman in his life. Any day now, he’s going to finish those repairs, and that ship’s going to sail—straight out of Tadie’s life.

Winner of The 2011 Catherine from Toronto RWA for Strong Romantic Elements

Normandie FischerAbout Normandie Fischer

A life-long sailor, Normandie has been writing and editing professionally since the seventies. She studied sculpture for several years in Perugia, Italy, before returning stateside to complete her degree with special honors in English. When they’re not visiting grown children who have scattered elsewhere, Normandie and her husband divide their time between their waterfront home in NC (where she takes care of her mama) and their waterborne sailing home, Sea Venture, lately returned from Pacific Mexico. She has two novels that recently released, Becalmed from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and Sailing out of Darkness from WhiteFire Publishing.

Find out more about Normandie at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Normandie’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, January 22nd: Spiced Latte ReadsSailing Out of Darkness

Friday, January 24th: The Book BarnSailing Out of Darkness

Monday, January 27th: Obsessed Italian Brat Sailing Out of Darkness

Wednesday, January 29th: Books and BindingsBecalmed

Monday, February 3rd: Time 2 ReadBecalmed

Tuesday, February 4th: Staircase WitSailing Out of Darkness

Wednesday, February 5th: Sammy the Bookworm – Sailing Out of Darkness

Monday, February 10th: Shelf Pleasure (guest post)

Tuesday, February 11th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck WorldBecalmed

Monday, February 17th: Patricia’s WisdomBecalmed

Thursday, February 20th: Obsessed Italian BratBecalmed

Monday, February 24th: Every Free Chance Book ReviewsSailing Out of Darkness

Friday, February 28th: Good Girl Gone Redneck – Sailing Out of Darkness

Tuesday, March 2nd: Mary’s Cup of Tea – Sailing Out of Darkness

Monday, March 3rd: Mary’s Cup of Tea – Becalmed

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