A Brush with Death by Valerie J. Clarizio

Congratulations to Valerie J. Clarizio on your new release!



To prove his undying love and loyalty, he’ll risk sacrificing her trust.

Ben Deprez has been secretly in love with Cori for years and knowing of her wounded heart has him waiting impatiently for the right time to make his move. Now is the time, and Cori seems receptive, but Ben’s past still haunts him. He’s never been that guy who can say or do the right thing when it comes to women. His divorce is proof.

Cori Pierre-Simon has had about all she can take working two jobs to support her family since her ex left without a trace ten years earlier. The last thing she needs is to get involved with another man who would surely disappoint her.

Just when Cori decides to open her heart to Ben, women he holds key information about turn up dead. Then, when she uncovers an unusual connection between Ben and another woman, she realizes she should have never trusted him and his womanizing ways.

When Cori’s son finds himself in an illegal predicament, he turns to Ben for help. Ben answers the call for aid full-well knowing that in helping the teenager he will risk losing Cori’s trust, the very thing he’s worked hard to earn. Ben is left hoping she loves him enough to forgive him for the decisions he’s made to right the wrongs of her son and himself.


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Advance Praise

Tracy B – This is an entertaining, steamy, well-written, fast paced romantic suspense novel with likable, engaging, mature characters. It has intrigue, small town and family drama, a captivating mystery, a heart-warming romance, and a happily ever after ending.


About the Author

Valerie Clarizio is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband of nearly thirty years. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense, time travel romance, or sweet contemporary romance novel.


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5 star #review for Shade Addiction and #giveaway

And it’s a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️-review for my latest release, the dark erotic romance Shade Addiction! Thank you to Bella at The TBR Pile, I’m so glad you liked the book.


“Mike is a bus driver with a past he’d rather forget. When he meets the mystery shade it’s a simple ride that turns into a rescue. What follows is a romance that may just save them both…
Shade addiction starts off with a shocking scene and absolutely made me love Mike Logan. It shows his morality, his characters and I really loved the peek into his soul. Shade is so much of a mystery. She gives little hints here and there to share the bare minimum. This definitely urged me to unravel her story. They start an odd friendship with the silent hints of attractions. It escalates to something more, something neither of them saw coming. I liked their relationship. It felt very authentic and real. Flaws are natural in couples. If you enjoy slow sizzling romances then Shade Addiction should be high on your to read list!


To celebrate this, I’m giving away 5 ecopies of Shade Addiction, and there’s a 10$ gift card up for grabs, too. Join the giveaway on: http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/reviews/giveaway-and-review-shade-addiction-by-lea-bronsen


Lea Bronsen is featured author at Forfatterforbundet!

Thank you to Forfatterforbundet (the Norwegian Society of Authors) for having me on your blog and letting me talk about my journey toward recognition as an author in my home country!

I’m a member of this association because it offers an arena for small writers in Norway, who, despite the fact that we don’t belong to the ‘elite’, want to organize ourselves and exchange experiences. I’ve finally found my Norwegian author family 🙂

Read my blog post here