Thursday, August 14, 2014

SLEEPING WITH THE BOSS by Marissa Clarke - Guest Post and Release Week GIVEAWAY!

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Author Marissa Clarke talks about writing...

Whenever I go to book events or am on a panel… heck, sometimes even when I'm in the grocery store, I get asked if I have always wanted to be a writer. 
The answer is simple. No.
Like most kids, I composed stories, but I never wanted to be a writer. I was (and am) first and foremost a reader.
I majored in English with a focus on the classics and great works. A majority of my writing in college was literary analysis; in law school, it was technical writing and briefs. I avoided creative writing like the plague. I thought I was terrible at it. It was too hard to come up with stuff that wasn't lame (It still is).
I started writing several years ago by accident. My daughter had just discovered teen literature and had burned through several popular series. She was lamenting the fact that most male heroes in paranormal books were demons, vampires or some type of inherently evil creature fighting their wicked impulses. She asked me why the hero couldn't be a “normal” guy who has some kind of special/magical power, but wasn't evil or didn't believe himself evil. 
I told her that for her birthday, I’d write her a book like that. (To this day, I have no idea why I would offer such a crazy thing. I’d never written fiction and had no desire to do so). 
True to my word, I gave her a chapter a day for a month. The result was a 700-page young adult time-travel novel.
It had a cool premise, but was awful—truly awful with respect to craft. Reading a book and knowing what works is one thing; writing one is entirely another.
After spending a month writing 8-12 hours a day, I decided I’d found the perfect job. 
Sleeping with the Boss is my fourth published novel and my first foray into adult romance. It is not the first adult romance I've written, though. I turned in Love Me to Death, a paranormal series starter before I even began this book. It comes out on October 28, 2014 in print and ebook. 
Writing Sleeping with the Boss was probably the most fun I've ever had writing. I hope it is fun for the reader as well. 
Thank you, Tabatha, for having me on your blog today. 

About the book: 

Seducing the enemy has never been so tempting...

For the last five years, bookish Claire Williams has been living for the dying. Now that her stint as caretaker is over, she’s off to see the world. She needs quick cash first, so a temp job at Anderson Auctions seems perfect, especially with the unexpected benefits, including the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes—or hands—on.
Former Marine William Anderson has been burned one time too many. His military training makes him the perfect man to flush out the spy undercutting his family business, but no amount of training can prepare him for the kind of undercover work he’ll have to do when the sexy new temp is implicated. Desire lands them in bed...but duty may cost him his heart.
What others are saying:
"Will Anderson can be my boss any day. Marissa Clarke is a master at mixing sexy and mystery." - Jennifer L. Armentrout, # 1 New York Times bestselling author
"Sexy, smart, fun! A fabulous new voice in contemporary romance!" - Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

“Every negotiation should be launched with a heavy make-out session in the back of the company limousine. Don’t you agree?” Will held up his glass and clinked it against hers.
“Well.” She tilted her head and pretended to consider his question seriously. “It would depend who was on the project team, because if you’re talking about that big guy from accounting who wears the bow ties, that’s a deal-killer for me.”
“For me, too. He’s not my type.”
Giggling, and feeling as bubbly as the champagne, she leaned so close their noses bumped. “I believe we should read back the minutes from our meeting so far.”
With a grin, he put both of their glasses in the cup holders in his door. “You have the floor, Miss Maddox.”
“It began something like this,” she said against his lips.

About the Author: 
Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.
When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw.
She is the author of Sleeping with the Boss (contemporary 8/2014) and Love Me to Death (Paranormal 10/2014)
Marissa Clarke is a pseudonym. Her real name is Mary Lindsey and she also writes young adult novels for Penguin
She loves to connect with readers and can be found at and on Twitter at @MaryL_MarissaC

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Book Title: Sleeping with the Boss
Author: Marissa Clarke
Release Date: August 11, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLP
Imprint: Lovestruck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN:  1622664256 (ISBN13: 9781622664252)
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

SUMMER AUTHOR PROMO BLITZ: Character Interview from Author Laurie Olerich and a giveaway!


Laurie Olerich is the author of the new Primani series. Part romance, part paranormal, part adventure...Three things she can’t live without! Laurie spent most of her life in the Northeastern United States and in Western Europe. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her son and Dalmatian duo, Domino and Rambo. Desperate to escape the heat, she lives vicariously through Mica and her Primani by setting their adventures in the mountain coolness of New England and the rainy days of London. Before throwing caution to the wind and diving into a writing career, Laurie dedicated 20 years to her country by serving in the United States Air Force. Much of her time was spent around men with guns and cool toys...this explains her obsession with both. 

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Interview with Mica Thomas from the Primani Series

Character Name: Mica Thomas
Character Bio: Mica Thomas moved to Plattsburgh, New York after her mother died. She has a father, step-mother, two step-sisters who are twins, a step-brother, and a natural sister she never sees. She’s a natural athlete and loves all things snow: snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowballing...Mica can be found climbing mountains with her Dalmatian, Domino, and friends Ricki and Dani. Her favorite hangout is The Angry Lizard where she likes to hang with her bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Sean. Sean and his Primani brothers, Declan and Killian, are her trainers, her soul mates, and her path to immortality.

Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality? Hmm, let me think. I guess my worst quality is I suck at shooting. Ask Killian. I can’t hit anything!  My best quality is probably my sense of humor. I mean, really. Have you read the book? With all the crap I’ve been through, I’d have lost my mind if I couldn’t laugh at it all.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you? I’m not as confident as I like to pretend I am. Oh sure, in public I’m all cocky and badass, but I’m shaking in my boots the whole time.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about? If I told you, then it wouldn’t be a secret, would it? Aren’t like, 1,000 people going to read this interview? Besides, all my secrets concern Sean and he’s uber private.
What are you most afraid of? Easy question. Being abducted and tortured by demons is always a possibility now that I’m living with the Primani. My powers are weak still--I’m like one huge demon magnet these days. Just need someone to paint a target on my back!
What do you want more than anything? I don’t peace? That’s a hard question. I don’t want much. I’m pretty simple. I want...I guess I just want to survive to be with Sean. I worry about that. The future is cloudy. I can’t always see him.
What is your relationship status? Today? I’d say in a relationship with Sean. He’s making me crazy but there’s something about the look in his eyes that I can’t walk away from. He’s intense. He’s brilliant. He’s wicked hot. He does things to me that should be illegal...But he’s got secrets and I get a weird feeling sometimes. I don’t know...I hope it’s nothing.
How would you describe your sense of fashion? Carelessly chic? Too much purple? Too many tanks and hoodies? I love clothes that are soft and comfy...oh, and they have to be stretchy so I can fight in them. Hard to do Krav Maga is tight jeans! If I’m going for a sexy look, it’s going to be short skirts and tall boots...Sean totally loves me in that.
How much of a rebel are you? Really? Have you read the book? You can’t find anyone more rebellious than I’s pretty much how Sean and I got together in the first place! I hate rules. Period.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? Healing my little brother when the demon attacked us. Yeah, that’s it, for sure. That night sucked. I don’t ever want to repeat it, but I’m thankful for Raphael’s gift that helped me heal Trevor.
What is your idea of happiness? A day spent in the forest...preferably with Sean and Domino. Nothing but me, the trees, and my two favorite peeps.
What is your current state of mind? Worried, but positive. My powers are expanding which is a good thing, but the stakes are getting higher. I know something’s coming for me, but I’m not alone in this fight. Sean and Killian are powerful allies. We’ll get through it. We always do, right?
What is your most treasured possession? Easy! The jewelry box my mother got me the Christmas before she died. It’s got a little porcelain Dalmatian on the top. It’s how I remember her.
What is your most marked characteristic? My eyes? Or something not physical? How about my sarcastic wit? I’m a serious smartass...I can’t help it. It’s a gift.
What is it that you most dislike? I hate being lied to. Really, that’s a sure way to piss me the hell off.
Which living person do you most despise? Great question! Maybe you have read the book! Scott Flynn wins the trophy for biggest scumbag on the planet. The fact that he’s a psycho and keeps trying to kill me pretty much puts him at the top of the list. One of these days, Sean’s going to kill him. I’m crossing fingers for that. I might even help.
What is your greatest regret? My mom’s death...she died before I could be a good daughter to her. I was horrible the year before she died...all full of my own wants, selfish as only teenaged girls can be, I guess. She was a good mom and I was a spoiled brat. I wish, every day, that I was nicer to her. I wish I had told her I loved her the day she died.
What is the quality you most like in a man? A man’s got to have a sense of humor or we’re just not going to click. I make fun of everyone and laugh at totally inappropriate things. A guy’s got to get that and laugh with me. Sean’s a little stiff still, but I’m wearing him down...slowly.
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Now a woman has to have a spine. I can’t stand wimpy whiny women. A woman has to be able to stand on her own two feet and kick a little ass when she needs to.
Who is your favorite hero in fiction? Hmm. That’s gotta be Indiana Jones. Hands down, Harrison Ford’s nailed that role. I love Indy. He’s still my favorite crush.
Which living person do you most admire? Declan, for sure. He’s kind and sweet, but hard as steel. He’s my rock, my healer, my brother. I would be dead so many times without him in my life. He gives everyone love and patience, but still kills demons like a pro. I love Dec. He’s amazing.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? My boobs. They should be bigger. No, don’t laugh. It’s true! Have you seen them? Of course not, they’re too small!
What is your motto? Live today, survive tomorrow!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

SUMMER AUTHOR PROMO BLITZ: Lucky Stars from Author Avery Claire

featuring LUCKY STARS 
by Avery Claire

(Also part of the HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Anthology)

Where can you find Avery Claire online?

WARNING: This excerpt contains content of an adult nature and is intended for a consenting audience of at least 18 years of age.  If you are under the age of 18 or easily offended by adult scenes/language of a sexual nature, you should not read the following passage.  

Excerpt from Lucky Stars:
She continues her light petting. My dick is hard and becoming slightly uncomfortable, pressing against my in seam. But Lord have mercy, what she’s doing to me. I’m about ten seconds from pulling over.
“What about now? Is he ready to play now?” asks my brazen, brave girl.
How did I get so lucky? She’s so attentive. What am I going to do with her? I want to fuck her, but since I promised, I must live up to my rules.
“Of course he’s ready to play, but I won’t budge. I want to get to know you and explore you. We’ll get there soon, I promise.”

“Okay, fine. But just for the record, I hate that rule. I’m ready to move on, and by moving on, I mean, you moving around inside me.”

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