Today’s guest is Christine Warner, a friend of mine from the Enchanting the Muse crit group. Her debut novel, Some Like it in Handcuffs, comes out tomorrow. So, join me in giving a nice, warm welcome to Christine!
I’ve always wanted to write, but life seemed to get in the way with family, kids, jobs—you know…the norm. About 3 years ago, my sister pushed me into giving it a try and going for what I’d always talked about. And here I am J
My kids are older now, so they don’t take up as much time, I gave up on pressuring myself to keep a perfect house and my job consists of power working for 2 or 3 days a week and that affords me 4 to 5 other days of the week off to write and get all the other things that need attention done. I have to admit, even though I work long shifts each weekend, I’m lucky to have so much time off during the week.
Besides Some Like it in Handcuffs (releasing March 23rdin print and ebook—shameless plug…lol) I have 2 other books coming out. Two-Timing the Boss is also coming out with The Wild Rose Press but I don’t have a cover or a release date yet. And I also have an ebook coming out with Entangled Press from their Indulgence Line with Lori Wilde. That book is titled Blind Date Billionaire, and as of yet, no release date or cover there either.
Here’s a blurb for Two-Timing the Boss:
Farah Smith is on a mission: secure the funds for her twin sister’s surgery. She’ll do whatever it takes to succeed. Even if that means putting her values aside to work for a man she finds morally bankrupt. But when the real Farah meets her new boss, she wonders if she’ll be able to resist his sexy advances long enough to help her sister.
From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants. She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery. The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.
Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less. But when he meets Farah, all bets are off. He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer. Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.
I’m going to be naughty (TM – oh you naughty girl, you) and give you a quickie one sentence teaser for Blind Date Billionaire:
Her professional reputation tarnished, her life in turmoil, Jill Adgate is given sixty seconds by Chet Castle—an attractive, womanizing, sexy business tycoon—to make the decision of a lifetime.
I love romantic suspense as well as contemporary romance (which is what the other 2 books are) mainly because I love reading stories that could actually happen. I like that they are set in today’s world with today’s possibilities, obstacles and challenges.
For now I think I’ll stick with contemporary and romantic suspense, but have tossed around the idea of writing erotica. J…I feel rebellious and naughty just saying it…lol Don’t know if I will, but it’s something to consider for down the road.
I like sweet and sour…my mouth is already watering just thinking about it. Lol
I actually like vanilla with chocolate syrup on top J I also love Mint chocolate chip. Oh, don’t even get me started!
I’m with you on the Mint Chocolate Chip. Oh lord, that sounds good.
Sunny Kennedy, the only female in a family of blue blood male detectives, is determined to prove testosterone isn’t the only qualification required to solve a cold case. Handcuffed while undercover then taken to the precinct by an attractive detective, her domineering family demands she work with Detective Judson Blackwolf, or she’s off the case.
Judson Blackwolf thinks women in law enforcement should work behind the scenes. The prospect of working with his Captain’s sexy daughter doesn’t thrill him. He only agrees in hopes of solving the murder of his one time mentor’s daughter. Once the case is over, he’s moving to Montana to heal his wounds from the loss of his last partner.
But when their investigation takes a dangerous turn, Sunny and Jud soon realize their feelings for each other cannot be denied.