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!


42 Replies to “Heating Up Hawaii with Carmen Falcone”

  1. 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'.


  2. 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 🙂


  3. 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.



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