Tonya Plank will read from her novel Fever.
Rory once had a promising ballet career, but tragedy and illness destroyed it. She turned her life around and became a lawyer. Now at the start of her law career, she lacks passion in her work and self-confidence in her abilities. But when she meets gorgeous, mysterious Russian ballroom dancer, Sasha, at a firm holiday party, her passions for life and dance are immediately re-kindled.
Since being torn from his Siberian family as a child, Sasha’s life ambition has been to become world Latin ballroom champion, a path he was destined for until his former partner pulled the plug on their partnership. She went on to win the world title, leaving him, without a partner equal in ability, forever in second place. The second he lays eyes on Rory, he recognizes the depth of her passion and talent, and falls hard for her in more ways than one.
But for their partnership – both on and off the dance floor – to work, each will have to overcome stubbornness, fears and insecurities, past traumas, jealous and vengeful former partners, and, most seriously, those proverbial skeletons in their closets that will threaten not only their love but their very lives.
Tonya Plank grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but spent most of her adult life in New York, working as a criminal appeals attorney. After she’d had enough of that, she moved back out West to focus on writing. She currently lives in Southern California and writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction.
While working as a lawyer, Tonya developed a passion for ballroom dancing, which rekindled her childhood love of ballet. For several years, she wrote a dance blog, Swan Lake Samba Girl, journaling her experiences learning to ballroom dance, and reviewing various ballet and modern dance performances in NYC.
Tonya’s first novel, Swallow, an edgy chick-lit comedy about a lawyer with the psychosomatic disorder, Globus Hystericus, won gold medals in the Independent Publisher and Living Now Book Awards and was a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year and National Indie Excellence Awards. Her first romance series, FEVER, set in the world of ballroom dancing, will be published in early summer 2015.
Tonya loves taking road trips with her rescue dog, Sofia, shopping for clothes used in movies and TV shows at It’s A Wrap in Burbank, devouring Mexican food and Cadillac margaritas, sweating to dance-based workouts, curling up with her cats and a good novel, and, of course, watching dance performances of all kinds. www.tonyaplank.com