Spotlight & Giveaway: Her Fake Romance by Donna Fasano

Posted September 12th, 2012 by in Blog, Spotlight, _Contemporary / 30 comments

Please welcome back Author Donna Fasano to HarlequinJunkie!

Donna is here to tell us about her newest release ‘Her Fake Romance’

Raising a teen is never easy. Raising a teen as a single mom is enough to make a woman pull her hair out! The protagonist in my latest book, Julia Jones, is a hard-working single parent who is dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter, and in dealing with that frustrating situation, Julia somehow gets herself involved in a crazy, mixed up relationship with a man who’s sexy enough to make grown woman salivate. But you know what they say…when you don’t know what to do, sometimes you just have to fake it.

Julia’s Thoughts on Motherhood

Help! My fourteen-year-old daughter has been struck with a horrible disease. Hormones! Kelly has fallen head over tush for a boy (she’s in lurve, is how she puts it) and she’s breaking the rules and turning into a complete rebel, all for sake of being with him. I don’t like it. Not one bit. I’m afraid the months ahead are going to give me a headful of gray hair.

Haven’t I tried to be a good role model? Someone she can look up to? Don’t I strive to be an independent woman? A good single Mom? I was floored when my daughter used all these qualities against me. She called me boring. Said I didn’t know how to rage (from context clues I figured out this could mean anything from attending a school dance to just hanging out with friends; in essence, she’s saying I don’t know how to have fun).

Looks like she’s going to force me to bend a few of my own rules. But I’m not worried. Because I have a plan. A plan that involves a man who will help me prove to Kelly that I’m not so dull after all. I’m going to show her I can rage with the best of ’em!

I have complete control over this situation. I can handle my rebellious wild child. I can handle having a man in my life (seeing that he’s only going to be around for such a short time). I can handle this… as long as I don’t do something foolish… like fall head over tush in lurve.

Look for Her Fake Romance in the US Kindle Store, in the UK Kindle Store, in the Nook Book Store, in the Kobo Store, and in the iBook Store.

 If you’ve read my blog, you know I love to cook (I also love to eat!), so writing about a woman who owns a catering company was not only fun, it was also extremely satisfying as I was able to include some delicious recipes as bonus materials in the book. As part of my promotion for Her Fake Romance, I’m visiting blogs and offering even more scrumptious recipes. Here’s one just for you:


Blue Ribbon Broccoli Salad

1 bunch fresh broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/2 lb. bacon, fried crisp and crumbled

1/3 cup Vidalia (sweet) onion, minced

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon white vinegar

Combine the broccoli, bacon, onion, and raisins in a bowl. Mix together the mayo, sugar, and vinegar, and pour over the broccoli. Stir to combine and chill thoroughly before serving. Enjoy!

I love to hear from my readers! You can contact me in various ways; follow my blog, or my Facebook page, and I’m also on Twitter.

Giveaway: Donna Will be giving away 3 copies of her book ‘Her Fake Romance’

To enter to win please complete the Rafllecopter Form below and Leave a comment for Donna: Which of these recipes that Donna has posted on her blog would you be most likely to try?


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30 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Her Fake Romance by Donna Fasano”

  1. Brenda Rumsey

    I would have to go with the “Slutty Brownies”. Can’t wait to try them.
    Congrats on your success and thanks for the contest.

  2. Kai W.

    It would be the Blue Ribbon Fresh Blueberry Cobbler. I love blueberry and I love cobber and it’s a Blue Ribbon. Enough said.

  3. Mary Preston

    No doubt at all : Slutty Brownies for me thank you.

    HER FAKE ROMANCE looks wonderful.

  4. Alicia Jespersen

    That salad sounds super yummy! Great reciepe, I will have to try that one out. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Shannon G.

    Yummy sounding recipe! I had broccoli with my dinner tonight. Will have to add this one to my recipe book. Thanks for sharing. As for the book, it looks good too!!

  6. kyla whitley

    Hi Donna! Sounds like a fun read, can’t wait! I too love to cook. I’ve made this broccoli salad before, for yummy, the recipe I got from my sister-in-law is the same, accept for the onions. Will have to try. I’m always looking for great recipes, adding them to your books is an excellent idea! Debbie Macomber does that too. Such fun. Thank you for the giveaway! 😀

  7. amel armeliana

    Hi Donna, congrats on your new release. The book sounds really interesting. I’d love to read it.
    I love all the recipes, but of course I have to choose slutty brownies. Because you will never get enough with brownies. And I mean it!

    Thank u for the contest. And the brownies 😉

  8. Donna Fasano

    Hi, everyone! *waves and smiles*

    Wow, I am so happy with the response! Thank you, Sara, for having me.

    Last night I made ricotta and spinach filled tortellinis with mushroom Parmesan sauce. It was so good but very rich so I couldn’t eat much. I’ve had so much fun posting recipes that it’s given me the idea of putting together a cookbook. Romantic Meals for Two or something like that.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Vanessa P

    Yumm! I love broccoli! The book looks pretty good, and especially because I also love to cook. Looking forward to it.

  10. Shadow

    This sounds great!! Id love to read it! And yummy recipe (brownies)!! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

  11. Donna Fasano

    I guess everyone can tell that I have a great love of food. LOL This comes from my southern USA roots. My grandmother could make the most mouth-watering dishes. And in the south, food is love. As soon as anyone stepped into my grandmother’s house they were offered something to eat.

    This love affair I have with food has led me to collect cookbooks. I love paging through them and looking at the recipes/pictures.

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