Tour with giveaway: Z. Allora The Librarian’s Rake

Self-fulfilling Prophecies at Work

Hello! I want to thank Hearts on Fire for giving me the opportunity to tell your readers about my new release The Librarian’s Rake and to share an excerpt, and give everyone a chance to win one of the 3 e-books of Secured and Free, (Book #2 of Entwined Dreams) and a $20 gift card to Dreamspinner Press. Details below.

The Librarian’s Rake is a perfect example of self-fulfilling prophecies at work. Tristan (the librarian) sees himself as boring and lives down to that expectation quietly living his lonely life. Philip (the rake) doesn’t believe in happily ever after only happy endings that are done right after he swallows.

Both men are in a rut. When they meet, Tristan decides he’s ready for a change and asks Phillip for assistance. Phillip starts with superficial changes: hair, clothing, glasses. As a hairdresser, Phillip knows physical makeovers change how people see themselves. Once Tristan begins to view himself as no longer bookish and boring, he can take other risks he may have been too timid to try.

Phillip knows how the world works and doesn’t expect much out of life. Guys are for getting off and having fun with but companionship comes from his friends. When Tristan treats Phillip like a friend rather than a fuckbuddy, Phillip’s world view is turned upside down. Tristan makes him want things he never thought he could have… and that’s bad, right?


The Librarian’s Rake Blurb

Opposites might attract, but is acting on that attraction wise?

Librarian Tristan Cooper can’t steer clear of sexy, motorcycle-riding bad boy Phillip—the man is hot—but Phillip is bound to and quiet, bookish Tristan boring, like all Tristan’s boyfriends. Tristan yearns to explore his wild side, the part of himself he’s only allowed into his fantasies, and maybe rakish Phillip is just what he needs to feel free.

Sexperienced hairdresser Phillip is more of a believer in happy endings than happily ever afters. Experience has taught him not to hope for more— until he meets sweet, vulnerable Tristan, who seems genuinely interested in his heart. But Phillip can’t trust enough to see himself as a man Tristan might want for more than a night.

With the help of a pair of matchmaking grandfathers, Tristan and Phillip might and the courage to step beyond their comfort zones and discover what has been missing from their lives….

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To enter the giveaway tell us how you’ve gotten out of a rut.

Winners will be contacted Nov 8th.


  1. Allora believes in happily ever after for everyone. She met her own true love through the personals and has traveled to over thirty countries with him. She’s lived in Singapore, Israel and China. Now back home to the USA she’s an active member of PFLAG and a strong supporter of those on the rainbow in her community. She wants to promote understanding and acceptance through her actions and words. Writing rainbow romance allows her the opportunity to open hearts and change minds.

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  1. Travel always helps, and so does doing something else for a while! Usually a rut happens because you’re feeling burned out on something…

  2. To get out of a rut, I’ll do something completely different from whatever it is I’ve been doing. Usually that involves doing something to get out of my head, like playing a video game, getting out into nature, going down to a local cafe, going to a movie, just doing a bunch of those things, and getting away from whatever the thing is that’s causing the issue for a day or two.

  3. I agree with Trix, traveling always helps. Also, I like to meditate while walking the woods surrounding my area, trying to find out what I must do to improve things. And talking to my family and friends also helps.

  4. I always try something new to get out of my rut

  5. I’m one for routine so I kind of like doing the same things I do daily. When I feel a bit restless usually taking time away and just going for a long walk (has to be about 2-3 hours long) straightens me out.

  6. Hey Pretties!
    Thank you so much for commenting. Computer and phone trouble but I’ve read each of your comments! I’m doing the drawing right now.
    Hugs, Z.

  7. Computer problems have prevent much of my following your comments until now. Off to generate the magic numbers to pick the winners. Hugs, Z.

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