Book Launch – Andrea Cooper and “Stolen Hearts”

Book Launch – Andrea Cooper and “Stolen Hearts”

Please welcome another great indie author to the site today – Andrea Cooper:

Andrea Cooper photo

Andrea has always created characters and stories. But it wasn’t until she was in her late twenties that she wrote novels.

Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories, until she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).

She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.





And her book is “Stolen Hearts”

Stonel Hearts cover

She stole a cop’s heart… will this thief pay for her crimes?

Crystal has spent her entire life training to be a thief in order to find evidence against the man who had her parents murdered. In her pursuit of justice she’s had to give up her identity, her name, and any chance at love. When Crystal is forced on a blind date with the cop who is investigating her, she plays a dangerous game of hearts that could land her in a prison cell.

Kade is in search of a new life, after losing his partner. He’s taken a new job, in a new city, and met a new girl. In order to keep his fresh start, he will have to catch an elusive thief targeting one of the largest corporations in the country. Desperate to forget the failures of his past, Kade has no intention of failing.

But secrets can’t be hidden forever.

 You can buy it on Amazon, right now!

Here’s an excerpt:

“And what about Kade? He saw me.” Her gut told her there was something more to him than what he and Paul told them.

She had seen Paul’s car parked in the street and thought nothing of it. Since Ruby was dating him, she’d already snooped through his files and they knew he was investigating their thefts. Crystal wanted her sister to breakup with him as soon as they found out, but her sister refused, saying she could use her connection to find out where the police were on the case. When Kade rushed out after Crystal in the rain, she ducked behind the house. Thankfully, she was able to signal to her sister and dashed inside while Paul wrestled with the downstairs bathroom sink faucet Ruby yanked off to distract him.

Of course, Kade must have assumed she was an intruder. As a thief in the case Paul was trying to solve it would not bode well for her to be caught in her black outfit with Westridge’s Financial Advisor’s data and jewels in their possession. Eventually, once they collected all the records everyone would know the truth, including Kade and Paul. No more sneaking around.

Paul would not be happy when he discovered they were the criminals behind this case. Nor would he appreciate their involvement with George and Gustin: both thieves and convicts. The Uncle’s past as thieves, whatever else they had done but refused to share with the sisters, and the years they spent in prison would not help their case. Even though they weren’t family, the Uncles had taken them in and raised them as their own daughters.

Uncle George and Gustin always had someone watching over them. Tommy, as a young teen, had discovered carbon monoxide filling their house—and they suspected Westridge was behind it.

Maybe Tommy was outside somewhere keeping an eye on them right now. When she was younger, she was comforted by the thought of a big brother type looking after her and her fraternal twin. At this moment, with all their preparation and age, it felt like the Uncles didn’t trust them to do the job they were trained for.

Ruby checked her eyeliner in the mirror, smearing a stray harsh line. “Then you must help Kade focus on something else. I see the way you two ogled each other.” She rummaged through a drawer and slathered on red lipstick. “Either get him off our backs or our Uncles will take care of him for you.”

And I’ve also got a great interview with Andrea…

Who is your favorite author?

Just one? I have so many…My two newest favorite authors are T.F. Walsh and Tmonique Stephens

How do you describe your writing style?

I had to ask readers for help answering this one: Poetic at times, some have said that my writing is deep because of foreshadowing and connections that might not be noticed if reading quickly.
Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?

Because I create captivating heroines who, in one way or another, are warriors or become one. And that love is magical in all it’s forms.

Have any of your characters been modeled after yourself?

Pieces of me are in all my characters. Probably the closest is Beth in a YA Fantasy novel I completed writing last month.

If you could exchange lives with any of your characters for a day which character would you choose and why?

Tough question… probably Mirhana from Son of Dragons Book 2 Legends of Oblivion because she knows how to fight and since she’s Elvin, weaves magic as well.

What books have most influenced your life?

The Sword of Truth series, Hallows series, Black Jewels series to name a few. Sad to say, I didn’t read George R.R. Martin or Tolkien until after I wrote my first three fantasy novels—even though some readers have compared my writing and stories to them—for which, I’m honored.

If you could select one book that you could rewrite and add your own unique twist on, which book would that be and why?

Any of the George R.R. Martin books. Why? Because I wouldn’t kill off so many characters – at least half would stay alive. LOL

Beatles or Monkees? Why?

Monkees – they were more upbeat and I used to watch re-runs of their TV show. Got the walk down pat J

Who should play you in a film of your life?

Rena Sofer. She has similar coloring to me and we both have green eyes!

(James’ note: great choice!  I loved her back when she was on “General Hospital” back in the early 90’s)


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