Saturday, May 24, 2008

It's Release Day!

I'm thrilled today because my very first novel releases in print today:

And the reviews are in...

"Lost in Paradise by Allie Boniface is an emotional love story that draws the reader in and keeps the pages turning as the couple overcomes obstacles on their journey to true love...[it] was a delight to read. I can recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a love story that brings an unlikely couple together - a couple that overcomes all odds to find the love they both deserve." - Devon, Fallen Angel Reviews

"Well written, with well developed characters...Lost in Paradise explores more than living life, but figuring out what one actually wants out of it...Ms. Boniface has given us a delightful contemporary romance." - The Long and the Short of It Romance Reviews

"Lost in Paradise follows a young woman's journey of discovery, of herself, what she wants, and the young man harboring his own tragedy who wants her...a terrific combination for lasting love...This is the first story I've read by Allie Boniface but it won't be the last." - The Romance Studio

Here's the trailer as well:

And lastly, 5 Fun Facts about Lost in Paradise...

1. Originally, the hero died at the end of this story (obviously, this was before I knew I was writing a romance)

2. Eddie West, said hero, is loosely based on a good friend of mine. And no, ladies, he's not married!

3. This was the first story I ever wrote, but I put it away for almost 3 years after I finished it, 'cause it had major plot problems and I didn't know how to fix them.

4. The scene in which Eddie saves a kitten turned into an article on characterization for WOW-Women on Writing's monthly ezine.

5. I originally wrote the entire novel in first person, the flavor of which is still preserved in the Epilogue.

Would you like to know more? Click here to buy your own copy...and I'll even send you an autographed bookplate for free if you'd like. Just email me at!


Devon Gray said...

Thanks for sharing the "behind the scenes" facts. Having read the book, I find them fascinating. It is also a comfort to know those "early" manuscripts can be transformed once you learn the ropes and emerge in print. I LOVE my first manuscript, but it has some...ahem...issues. I'm looking forward to diving back in and getting the story out there. Congratulations- you deserve it. You are a gifted writer and all around great gal!

Dru said...

i enjoyed reading about the fun facts, they were very interesting.

You must be thrilled to see your first story published in print.


Have a good weekend.

windycindy said...

Hi Allie! I didn't know that you had put it away for 3 years. That is a long time. But, here you are now!
Enjoy the ride..... Cindi