“You’ll Never Believe…” with Claudia Burgoa

by Maryse on March 5, 2015 · 4 comments

in Fun Author Tidbits

Welcome to the twenty third installment of “You’ll Never Believe…”

For those that don’t know what these new featurettes will be about, here is the scoop! “You’ll Never Believe…” will feature the weirdest questions or encounters that authors have been asked/had. Might be about their books or random things, like meetings in a bathroom where someone asked what brand of toilet paper they normally use. Fun stuff and inside scoops that an author would not normally share.

Today’s “You’ll Never Believe…” celebrates the release of Claudia Burgoa’s latest book “Unlike Any Other (Unexpected Book 1)”… and she tells us about how her meal became “on the house”. ;)

You’ll Never Believe by Claudia Burgoa:

You’ll never believe… I still have trouble believing myself.

I have a hard time pimping myself. It’s hard for me to warm up to others and, of course, I barely say: “Oh yeah, I’m an author.”

However, I have friends who have no problem letting others know that I, in fact, write books—romance books.

A friend of mine, who likes to chat with anyone within a foot of distance from her, let the manager of a restaurant that we frequent often, know that I’m a writer. ‘A romance writer.’ His eyes open wide and the first words that came out of his mouth were:

“Like those fifty shades books?” he questioned while smirking.

I had no idea where to hide and instead of answering, I began to search for my debit card to pay for our food.

“No, but her books have a few…” My friend fanned her face, “… scenes.”

That’s what friends are for, right?

“Well, yeah, I mean that’s part of the romance,” I blurted out and handed over my card.

“No, don’t worry,” he waved his hand. “It’s on the house.”

Now… wanna know what this book’s about? Unlike Any Other (Unexpected Book 1)

The name AJ Colthurst may not have any meaning to the public eye, but it should, as I’m the daughter of two famous celebrities. Like any superstar, they crave privacy; so much of it, they built a house in the middle of nowhere for us children. As we grew older, we discovered the lies they built as a fort to protect us from the media, ended up causing emotional damage along the way.

I carry a portion of the guilt on my shoulders; the other part I discovered is the separation of my parents. Their unorthodox ways may have driven me bonkers, but knowing they are no longer together is unacceptable. That’s why I decided to rattle their cage by reminding at least one of my parents of the past and the reason they belong together. They need to remember why their love is so perfect and why they have to fight to keep it alive. Even if it means I have to dredge up some of my own painful memories along the way.

Back in the early eighties, I set myself to succeed in the financial world. The first step had been moving to New York City to become a stockbroker, but things didn’t work out the way I had hoped. Instead, I ended up making movies and by the end of the decade, Gabe Colt had become a famous name. The downside to my career of choice: the paparazzi. In order to protect my family and our privacy, I maintained my family away from the circus. It had been for their own good; a decision we had made before we started our family. However, those past decisions ended up chasing my entire family away and now I’m trying to put the pieces back together along with my little girl.

About Claudia Burgoa

Author Claudia Burgoa

Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.

She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cheryl March 5, 2015 at 6:24 PM

This sounds really good. Noticed it is book one. Is it a standalone or part of a series? Thanks!!

Claudia Burgoa March 5, 2015 at 11:54 PM

Thank you for posting Maryse xo

Cheryl, It’s the first of the series, and I’m trying to write them all so they are standalones :)

Cheryl March 6, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Thanks Claudia!! Can’t wait to read the series! ;)

Maryse March 6, 2015 at 4:19 PM

Thank you Claudia!! :)

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