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I read everything. I write what I like to read. I love cooking, gardening and napping. I nap often.

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Love and Bravery: Sixteen Stories 

From the award-winning author of The Fish Tales and the Venery series comes Love and Bravery, sixteen stories of passionate courage.

"This little book is a collection of love bites, if you will. Most of these can’t be called stories because they lack a proper arc. But they focus on little isolated moments in time, capturing the middle of the action without worrying much where things started or where they’ll end up. They all touch on the notion of bravery. Because love is always worth the risk."  

From a joyful retiree in Bali to a terrified journalist in Syria, Laqueur explores romantic courage. A blind date in Manhattan. A secret crush in Canada. An ancient aphrodisiac in St. Lucia. A Brazilian street block during Carnavale. A box seat at the Paris Opera...  

How far will you go for your heart's desire? How passionate a chance will you take?

Suanne Laqueur: I see the stories in life.

A former professional dancer and teacher, Suanne Laqueur went from choreographing music to choreographing words. Her work has been described as "Therapy Fiction," "Emotionally Intelligent Romance" and "Contemporary Train Wreck."  

Laqueur's novel An Exaltation of Larks was the grand prize winner in the 2017 Writer's Digest Book Awards. Her debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards and was named Best Debut in the Feathered Quill Book Awards. Her follow-up novel, Give Me Your Answer True, was also a gold medal winner at the 2016 RFBA.  

Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010.  

Suanne lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.

A good story absorbs you into another world, where you meet characters so believable, you're pissed off you can't call them to have coffee. Or take them to bed.  

You don't want just another "contemporary romance." You don't want a genre. You want a story that mirrors your longing. You want to see the unspoken words in your heart on the page. You want to be touched and validated. You want to be swept up in a love that erases the universe and sets you at the center of a new galaxy, where you don't have to do a damn thing. But you're no fool... You want it to be believable.  

I want that, too. Now come over here. Let me tell you a story. What will you call it?