Widow Finds Herself Under Hypnotic Spell of Dance in New Women’s Fiction

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Bran Bagley announces release of debut, ‘Abrazo’

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From the moment Lillian Prescott laid eyes on Russian dancer Aras Rickus, her life began to change. Lost under his hypnotic spell, she is soon pulled into the glamorous, high-stakes world of ballroom dancing where nothing and no one is what they seem. Lillian's resistance to her fantasies begins to falter when Aras literally sweeps her off her feet, leading her into a dance of passion and love from which there is no escape.

In “Abrazo” (published by Archway Publishing), Bran Bagley’s debut novel, Lillian toes the line between right and wrong as her desire to find love again throws her into turmoil. She must navigate a complex web of relationships as Aras grows closer to her daughter – his student – and Aras’ wife, Velna, imposes her friendship on Lillian.

A former ballroom dancer herself, Bagley has this to say about her readers: “I want the ladies to hear the music I describe, mimic the moves Lillian makes on the dance floor, feel the emotion of the dance, the need for desire, and the pain that goes along with it.”

An excerpt from “Abrazo”:
Hours passed by like minutes. On the floor, life was perfect. Within Aras’s warm embrace, no one else existed. His focus, along with his love, belonged only to me. Dance after dance, I willingly followed him through the difficult steps of not only our routines, but also through our uncertain relationship.

As the music faded to an end and reality pressed forward, Aras offered his arm to guide me off the floor.

“One day we will not have to pretend....”

“Abrazo”
By Bran Bagley
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781480830790
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781480830783
E-Book | 360 pages | ISBN 9781480830806
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bran Bagley is a former ballroom dancer who has competed and won in ProAm competitions around the United States. She lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, where she divides her time between family, self-improvement and her passion for writing. This is Bagley’s first book.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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