Hey, thank you for having me today. My name’s Antonio Machiavelli and I’m from Italy, Rome.
When I was eight years old, my Mom’s best friend’s daughter started taking ballet classes and she would sometimes force me to practice with her *smile* A love for ballet snuck up on me and I’ve been dancing ever since. At fifteen I moved to France to further my studies in ballet and then was scouted by the Russian Bolshoi Ballet Company when I was eighteen. I was with them for three years, when I got to audition for the American Ballet Theatre. At that point I really just wanted to learn from as many great dance teachers as I could.
It’s while being in America that the idea of starting my own dance company began. At twenty-six I embarked on the journey of making that dream come true. With help from the network I’ve built up in the industry over the years, I was able to establish my own studio and a school too. I have to add the government in Rome is also a great supporter of the arts, so that’s also helped in the success of the company. It’s really exceeded all my expectations. I’m very proud of the company and thankful to everyone who’s made it a reality.
What is your role in the story?
I’m the love interest.
What is your favorite hobby?
I love cooking. Not many people know that.
What is the challenge you are trying to overcome in the story?
The biggest challenge for me is to let go, to not always want things to happen the way I want it. To even trust fate *smile*
If you had one wish, what would it be?
For Ashley to be completely happy, to trust in her talent more than she does, she’s a brilliant dancer, but I don’t think she truly realizes it yet.
Title: Dance of Love
Author: Inge Saunders
Genre: Contemporary Romance
All roads lead to Rome when Ashley Solomons embarks on fulfilling her dream to become a world-class dancer. But there’s one person who stands in her way. “It`s a no from me,” Antonio Machiavelli.
When Antonio’s auditions for a lead principal end in wintry Cape Town, the last thing he expects is to have more than a knee-jerk reaction to an audition. Ashley not only verbally challenges him, but also translates her fire and cheekiness into an edge of your seat performance.
Can Antonio keep his distance from Ashley? Can Ashley focus on fulfilling her dream of becoming a lead principal? Or will love have its way?
Inge Saunders lives in the biggest small town in South Africa‒ Worcester. She fell in love with books when she started reading romance novels with her grandmother. Intrigued by the worlds books unlocked, it was inevitable she would take pen to paper. She holds an Honors degree in Community Development and Learning Support and loves to sink her teeth into the research part of a story.
When she’s not writing about that ‘inexplicable attraction’ she’s reading almost every sub-genre in romance out there, spending time with friends and family and taking hikes in her hometown’s National Karoo Park.
Inge’s been a member of ROSA (Romance writers’ Organization of South Africa) since 2012 and have two titles published, Falling for Mr. Unexpected (2014) and Dance of Love (2015) through Decadent Publishing.
You can connect with Inge here:
Blog: Inge Saunders – Inside These Lines
Books by Inge Saunders: http://bit.ly/1defI54
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