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Law of Attraction – Welcome Darlene Fredette

It’s my pleasure to welcome Darlene Fredette to share a little of her writing journey and tell us about her new contemporary romance, Law of Attraction. Thanks for stopping by, Darlene!

What was it about this story that compelled you to write it?

Law of Attraction was the very first story I completed almost sixteen years ago. The story idea of two lawyers battling during a legal case and their troubled past just entered my head one day (as most of my stories do). Many rejections and layers of dust collected until I dusted it off and made it shine.

What do you love/hate the most about being a writer?

Dedicating the time to write is my biggest obstacle. Daily life keeps me quite busy. Then there’s social media, which I like to refer to as a ‘time sucker’. Getting a page written is a good day for me, and typing ‘the end’ is the best feeling.

Who are your writing heroes/favourite authors?

I have too many favourite authors to list them all, but some of my top reads are by Penny Jordan, Jane Porter, Sarah Addison Allen, and Beth Kendrick.

How do you define romance? Can you tell us about an especially romantic moment/event in your life?

Romance is that feel-good feeling that puts butterflies in the pit of your stomach. My husband is my hero and my best friend. The day we married is a day that holds special memories in my heart.

What is your favourite genre to read?

Heartwarming contemporary romances are my favourite read, but I’m also a fan of western romances (love a good cowboy story) and chick lit romance.

perf5.000x8.000.inddDetermined to win back Christina, Steven will take the law into his own hands…even if he has to play dirty.

Lawyer Christina Crawford has a successful career and stable financial future, but is it enough?  Her world is disrupted when a routine divorce case means working with a man she never expected—or wanted—to see again.  During their first meeting, she can’t deny a connection still exists.  Her head warns her to run, but her heart yearns to stay.

Steven Mitchell is ruthless in the court room, but outside those doors, his easy charm, good looks and unlimited stream of female companions gives him an unscrupulous reputation.  Six years ago Christina saw beyond his façade, but the emotions she evoked scared him and he pushed her away.  Now he wants a second chance and he is determined to get her back…even if he has to play dirty.

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Heart pounding in her chest, she closed the door behind him. Wearing her best business face, she returned to this disastrous meeting and sat. Christina drew in a deep breath, and a measure of control was restored. She picked up her pen and flipped open the case file. “So, according to these documents, your client is contesting the divorce?”

Steven reached across the table and snatched the pen from her hand. “What’s the rush, Christina? We haven’t seen each other in years. There’s a lot of catching up to do.”

She clenched her teeth together, barely parting her lips as she spoke. “We have nothing but this case to discuss.”

“Come on, don’t be like that.” He leaned back in his chair, frowning. “You’re not still holding a grudge, are you? What happened was so long ago. I hoped we could start fresh, as friends.”

“Are you freaking serious?” She glared an icy stare. Forget a slow death by high heel. She’d get more pleasure strangling him with her bare hands. “You accused me of misconduct, had me fired, and now you want to be friends?” Her heart thumped a rapid beat in her ears. “You’re out of your mind.”

Bio:

An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to put a pencil to paper and plot out stories of her own. She writes heartwarming contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When Darlene isn’t writing, editing, or reading, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and Yellow Lab.

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Welcome Susanne Bellamy, Engaging The Enemy

I have great pleasure in welcoming Susanne Bellamy today to talk about her new release, Engaging The Enemy.

Hi Alexa and thanks for hosting me. Lovely to be here! Great to have you visit, Susanne Smile

What was it about this story that compelled you to write it?

Engaging the Enemy germinated on our first trip to visit our daughter in Melbourne. When we passed an unloved and dilapidated red brick building during my first tram ride, I felt a need to give that place a second chance. The idea someone needed the building and was prepared to work hard to put it to rights was good. Even better was having two people fight to gain outright ownership of it with the aim of restoring its former glory. Red brick transformed into pink granite and I relocated it into one of Melbourne’s many inner-city laneways and gave it a small, piazza-style square.

I pitched this idea:  One building, two would-be owners and a family feud that spans several generations. Kate Cuthbert at Escape Publishing loved it enough to offer me a contract for it.

Can you tell us about your writing journey from idea to published manuscript?

My first novel, White Ginger, began as a personal challenge. A younger work colleague had confessed to a ‘secret, guilty pleasure’, ie. reading romances, and remarked how easy it would be to write one. Home alone a few nights later, my husband absent in Nepal on his fourth trekking trip, I decided to see if I could actually write a full-length romance – a whole book!

While my husband trekked in snow, I created a small town on the island of Kauai, one of the Hawaiian Islands, and my first fictional environmental battle began to take shape. I wrote and edited as I went and when a development in the story required something to have happened earlier, I went back and seeded the idea then continued. From the broadest initial brush-stroke of an idea, I finally reached The End. And wondered “what now?”

Fortunately Anna Campbell and Christina Brooke crossed my path when I enrolled in a romance writing workshop at the Brisbane Writers Festival. I learned about the RWA and entering competitions. I joined, entered and came third in the 2011 Emerald Award, then pitched the book to a small publisher who picked it up. I’ve now got contracts with two other publishers and my next release is Engaging the Enemy through Harlequin Escape Publishing.

What do you love/hate the most about being a writer?

Most of all I love being able to do what I want and to do it in my own home. I’ve worked full-time all of my adult life but the pleasure of ‘working’ at home in recent months while I enjoy some long-service leave has been unbelievably good. As a currently self-employed writer, I have to say my present boss is excellent, flexible and encourages lateral thinking and lets me write what I want, when I want! Who wouldn’t appreciate that!

Do I hate anything about this chapter in my life? No, although I frequently swear at my laptop. My friends will attest to my techno-gumbiness but I have discovered we have atrocious download ‘speed’ (a misnomer if ever there was one!) which may have given me a poorer perception of my capabilities in dealing with technology. I intensely dislike dealing with online forms; does that count?

Who are your writing heroes/favourite authors?

Among romance writers there are many whose work I respect and buy as soon as they release a new story, but one of my old favourites is Georgette Heyer. Marvellous stories told by a very intelligent and skilful writer. I love the interplay of characters and sparring dialogue between Mary Challenor and the Marquis Vidal in Devil’s Cub. The character of Mary showed my young teen self that a woman could make difficult choices and stand up for herself under difficult circumstances.

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale polarizes friends’ responses but I love it. She takes the ‘what if’ road brilliantly and crafts a fascinating social perspective of a regressive future. I would also include Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic The Road for brilliant exploration of character and creating a tiny flame of hope in a superbly drawn negative landscape.

How do you define romance? Can you tell us about an especially romantic moment/event in your life?

The champagne of life. Not the froth but definitely the bubbles that tickle my nose and make me smile. Romance makes us feel good because it is optimistic and happy-ever-after. Reading romance makes us feel there is someone who will accept our faults and love us anyway which is a key element of romance stories.

As for a romantic moment, one I will share is our seventh wedding anniversary. We hadn’t long arrived in Amsterdam. My husband shepherded me and our toddler son into a jewellery ‘house’. It wasn’t your regular shop front but rather imposing in a quietly elegant way. To my surprise, we were shown into a room and the door locked behind us, then we were shown a couple of trays of rings. My husband told me to choose one for our anniversary. With shaking hands, I tried on several and eventually settled on one set with four diamonds. It’s a beautiful piece and quite different from what we see here in Australia but I was so worried walking out with it on my finger, you would have thought I was wearing the Crown Jewels!

Who is your favourite romantic lead in a book or movie and why?

Keanu Reeves in The Lake House. I could see him as Arne in my debut novel, White Ginger And Love, Actually is a film I re-watch regularly; I love Colin Firth’s character and the decisions he makes and chances he takes. He is a gorgeous man and creates wonderful heroes who hide vulnerabilities and insecurities but pushes through to win his love. The willingness to reveal vulnerability and open up to the most important person in your life is incredibly empowering to both characters partly because it’s both a sharing of power and the giving of trust to the other. Colin Firth’s character also has a self-deprecating but intelligent sense of humour and sees the droll side of life. I can’t resist that combination!

Can you share a motto or inspirational quote that has helped you achieve success?

Be Happy – by Bobby McFerrin. We saw him perform in Paris many years ago which was my introduction to his unique style of performance. I believe we can choose how we view life and make conscious choices in the way we deal with what comes our way. It won’t always be roses and romance but the decisions we make about how to deal with life and what we choose to make of it is the difference.

Thanks so much for hosting me, Alexa. I’ve really enjoyed my visit and have a new workshop idea that I’m going to develop! :D

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One building, two would-be owners and a family feud that spans several generations: all relationships have their problems.

Andrea de Villiers can’t lie to save herself. But when developer, Matt Mahoney, buys the building she and a friend have established as a safe house in the Melbourne CBD, she decides that protecting The Shelter is more important than her aching heart. She will confront Mr Mahoney, and she will emerge victorious. There are no other options.

But Matt has other plans for Andie, and she soon finds herself ensnared in a web of well-meaning lies and benevolent deceit. To protect the building and the families that depend on her, Andie agrees to play the part of Matt’s fiancée, and play it convincingly.

But lies soon bleed into truth, and what was once a deception starts to feel all too real. Can Andie accomplish her goals and protect The Shelter, without losing her heart to the charming Irish developer?

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She eased backward out of the cupboard and sat back on her heels, eyes scrunched as she rubbed the top of her head. “Damn and blast it. What do you mean by—”

“By offering you what you asked for?”

Her hand stilled when he spoke, eyelids flying open and her plump pink lips shaped a soundless Oh. On her knees in front of him, head level with his zipper, his groin gave an inconvenient jump, right in front of her wide-eyed stare. Wicked images coalesced, of Trouble in the same position wearing a tool belt and not much else. Of what she could do with that beautiful mouth. Of… And wasn’t Dave in love with her?

Back off, eejit

He grimaced as she tilted her head to meet his gaze.

“So, Trouble. Now you’re a plumber, last night you were a waitress. And what will you be tomorrow, I wonder?”

Glints of amber deepened the green of her eyes and surprise gave way to recognition. Her eyes narrowed on him. She scrambled to her feet, one hand fisted around a small wrench, the other clenching and unclenching by her side. He eyed the tool warily as she jigged from foot to foot in front of him.

“You! How did you get in?” A lone red curl slipped loose from her untidy ponytail and fell over her eyes. She blew upward but it flopped back. Impatiently, she swiped at it with her free hand and left a smudge of oil across her forehead. The image of her in a tool belt roared back.

Down and dirty and all oiled up, yeah.  

“Well, Mr. Mahoney? Cat got your tongue? I asked you—”

Eejit! Where’s your control gone? South?

He hauled his brains into gear. No deal was ever won by allowing the opposition an opening. He straightened and returned her gaze with a frown.

“Through an unlocked door. Highly irresponsible when there’s bairns in the place.”

She frowned, tasting the word. “Bairns? What do you–”

Why was it so hard for him to say ‘kids’?

Because you think of baby goats every time someone uses it that way.

Comprehension hit and Trouble scanned the kitchen. “Jordan? Where is he?”

“If Jordan’s the little one with big brown eyes, he’s in the front room.”

“Jordan?” She pushed past him, angling for the door and he reached for her arm. The boy was safe and she wasn’t going anywhere until he had his answers. 

“I locked the front door. Now I want to know—”

“Let me go. I’ve got to make sure he’s okay.” A childish giggle interrupted their exchange and Matt turned at the same time as Trouble. Jordan’s face peeked round the door, eyes fixed on a matchbox-sized truck he ran up the peeling paint of the door jamb then let fall. Jordan dropped to his knees and grabbed the toy. Adding his own chaos and destruction sound effects, he scuttled down the hallway.

Matt loosened his hold on Trouble’s elbow. “Satisfied? Now—”

She shook off his arm and swung around to face him, a battle light in her green eyes. Green, like the grass of home. Green, like—

“And how dare you trespass?” She fisted her hands on her hips. “Who the hell do you think you are, Mr Matt Mahoney, barging in here with your judgmental nose in the air and telling me I’m irresponsible. You’re the one who—”

“Trespassing you call it? Funny, I seem to recall being invited to talk with you. And what would you call that ridiculous sign out the front if not an invitation?”

Maybe Dave’s description was right. That lip-biting vulnerability she’d revealed last night was gone and in its place blazed a petite firebrand. Yes, that was a more apt description; it matched the red of her hair and the fire in her eyes.

“I meant at your office.”

“You invited me here. ‘Come to the shelter’ you said, so here I am. Or are you in the habit of making offers you’ve no intention of keeping?” His gaze lowered to the wrench she was tapping against her denim-clad thigh.

Offers she’s not even realised she’s making.

Offers he’d like to explore if he could sort out her squatting in his building. He suppressed the thought—later, Mahoney—leaned back against the sink and folded his arms. “Well?”

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I love travel—new places, new faces, different 2011 - headshotscultures and endless possibilities. I’ve cruised from Australia to Britain and back through the Suez Canal when I was a child, trekked in Nepal and Vietnam, lived briefly in Noumea, visited western Europe and west coast America among other places. Let me repeat—I love travel! And history.

People’s stories fascinate me. Past and present lives and relationships and the mysterious ways Fate works. Even how I met my husband—Fate. Wonderful and mysterious.

And so my stories explore people engaging with the mate that Fate created for them. And the wonderful and mysterious ways in which they meet. I should probably thank the flat-mate who locked me out of my new house years ago which led directly to meeting my husband. But that’s another story!

Check out my story boards on Pinterest  for White Ginger, One Night in Sorrento and Engaging the Enemy as well as works in progress, including the Emerald Quest for Entangled Publishing. See what else you can find!

Contact Susanne:

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Welcome Mae Archer, Author Hollywood Dreams

The lovely Mae Archer joins me today to talk about her new release “Hollywood Dreams” and her journey to publication.  Welcome Mae!

What was it about this story that compelled you to write it?

This has been a story that started out as a daydream and the eternal ‘What if?’ question. What if a woman fell in love with a lovely, ordinary man, but he turned out to be a movie actor. Over the years the part of the male love interest was based on my celebrity crushes. After watching Gladiator, Russell Crowe played the part. Then I went to see Blood Diamond and it was Leo, only Leo. But who wouldn’t sigh over Ryan Gossling in Crazy Stupid Love. Yum. And then I watched This Means War and it became all about Chris Pine. So ultimately Chris is the inspiration for my character Tom Calvert, a slashie model turned soap actor, who wants to move to the big time and so embarks on his method acting gambit as Beau Tennant, a war hero with a disabling injury. In the end I was compelled to write this story because the idea just wouldn’t go away. After all that thinking the story just poured out of me and it felt like it wrote itself.

Can you tell us about your writing journey from idea to published manuscript?

The first novel I ever wrote was my romance novel Return to Me, but I was too hesitant to submit it. It took me three years to finish it and I lost all perspective and started thinking that perhaps this novel was my ‘practice’ book to learn the skills I needed. I also started feeling self conscious about becoming a romance writer.

So I put the manuscript away in metaphorical bottom drawer and kept writing. Over the years I kept thinking about Return to Me and getting other ideas for romance novels. I revisited Return to Me and depending on how I was feeling sometimes I would read it and think it was good, other times I would think it was bad, so it remained in the bottom drawer a few more years. Eventually I had developed a thick enough skin that I didn’t care what people thought about romance writers, or whether it was rejected and so I finally submitted it to my agent. She submitted to two publishers and I got an offer from both, and the rest is history. So if I have any lessons to impart from this process it is to just spin the wheel and submit. To paraphrase Tennyson’s famous quote “Tis better to have submitted and lost, than to have never submitted at all.”

What do you love/hate the most about being a writer?

What I love most about being a writer is that I’m never lonely and bored. I always have an internal world going on in my imagination as I think about my current work in progress.

I hate the fact that I don’t make a living from my writing and have to work at other jobs, but hope springs internal that one day it might happen.

Tell us about the job(s) that have sustained you while pursuing your writing career.

I was a public servant, waitress, receptionist, administrator, and designed databases. Now I’m a high school teacher and it’s the first time I love my day job.

Who is your favourite romantic lead in a book or movie and why?

My favourite romantic lead in a movie is Ryan Gossling as Jacob Palmer in Crazy Stupid Love. He is a playboy who has all the smooth moves, and then he falls for the Hannah who isn’t impressed by him. My all time favourite scene is when Hannah, Emma Stone, asks Jacob for his big move. He tells her that he works the conversation onto Dirty Dancing and then does the lift, which he then demonstrates, sans shirt of course. I’ve watched that movie numerous times and I always love that scene.

Can you share a motto or inspirational quote that has helped you achieve success?

‘It’s not what you do, it’s what you get done.’ This quote has provided me with much comfort over the years while I’ve been working in various jobs and writing on the side. It meant that even though I was fighting to become published, the fact that I was writing regularly and dedicating myself to the craft then I could call myself a writer.

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Former soap star Tom Calvert dreams of making movies that matter. To get the part of a lifetime he becomes a method actor, living as Beau Tennant, a war hero with a disabling injury. While in character he meets Maree Reynard, a costume designer, and takes her on a date. But when this practice date becomes all too real he realizes that he’s made the mistake of a lifetime. Will he be able to get Maree to fall in love with Tom Calvert?

Maree Reynard’s father is an actor and she has grown up on a studio lot. She has no illusions about the artifice of the movie-making business and has vowed she would never date an actor. When she meets and falls in love with Beau Tennant she knows that she’s found her dream man who is genuine and real. But when Beau disappears from her life she is heartbroken. She meets Tom Calvert on the rebound and sees their flirtation as a way of recovering her shattered confidence. Will Tom Calvert be able to convince her he is the real deal?

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Brief Bio

Mae Archer knew she wanted to be a writer since she was a child. She loved listening to her grandmother’s war stories about English maidens falling in love with handsome Yankees while England burnt under the Luftwaffe’s blitz. When she discovered romance novels as a teenager she soon realised that her dream job was to be a romance writer. After many career twists and turns she’s making her dreams come true. Her real life is like one of her grandmother’s stories. She met a foreigner who travelled through Australia and it was love at first sight. She married him six months after they met and every day since has been an adventure. She lives in Australia with her husband and daughter. She is the author of Return to Me and Hollywood Dreams.Mae Archer headshot 2

Mae loves to hear from readers. You can contact her through her website, www.maearcher.com.

Email: mae.archer@ymail.com

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Mending The Shroud – Welcome Author JM Bray

Today I have great pleasure in welcoming Mending The Shroud Author JM Bray to tell us about his new release and exciting blog tour!

Can you tell us about your writing journey from idea to published manuscript?

It was both a very long, and surprisingly short journey. Around 1989 I had an idea inspired by a passage from the Bible. An army surrounds a prophet and his people and the he prays that his servant’s eyes be opened. When they were, he say the armies of heaven as well. The story suggests that the angels were already there, but couldn’t be seen. This started a big ‘what if’ for me. What if there were another existence, between ours and that eternal realm, that we didn’t know about?

I typed about thirty pages, yes, typed personal computers were pretty rare then. I’d been married just a few years, we had two daughters and life became busy with trying to provide. So, I put the pages in a red binder, slipped it in my box of artsy stuff and got on with life. In 2012 I found the notebook in my desk and, after reading the pages, thought there was still a story there. The rough draft came in about 3 months, the editing took another six, and in Feb 2013 I started sending it out. Escape Publishing picked it up in April and released Tearing the Shroud, December 2013.

Now, Mending the Shroud, book two in the Shroud trilogy is out and available for purchase.

What do you love/hate the most about being a writer?

The personal level of what we do. It’s a true love/hate thing for me. Writers grow these stories, pouring ourselves into them. It’s an amazing, glorious, wonderful process. Then we set them out for the world to see. You know that not everyone will enjoy your work, but it still hurts a bit when they don’t.

What is your favourite genre to read?

I love Fantasy, it’s my go to genre. In my “real life work” I deal with tons of life issues. When I read, I want something as far away from it as possible. Sure, there are still similar plot point conflicts, but with magic, strange beasts, and other realms, it makes them more palatable.

Who is your favourite romantic lead in a book or movie and why?

Westley, from The Princess Bride, perfectly portrayed by Cary Elwis (whom I’ve met.) He knows that he loves Buttercup, long before she realizes it, but never pressures her or forces the moment. Instead, he lets her come to the realization in her own time. He also doesn’t give up on their love, no matter what obstacles stand in the way.

Can you share a motto or inspirational quote that has helped you achieve success?

The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know. — Socrates

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The second in the fresh, exciting romantic fantasy Shroud trilogy takes up where Tearing the Shroud leaves off – with the lives, the loves, and the mythical world beyond our own. 

 
After accepting bodily possession and saving the world, Vincent thought his life would get easier. He thought wrong. The Shroud may not have torn wide open, but it did tear a little, and the retribution for the failure is coming hard, fast, and directly at Vincent and the people he loves. His only hope is to once again accept possession from Coleman and do battle with the deformed, terrifying Kafla. But this time, he’s not alone. Jule, the woman he loves and hopes to marry, is possessed as well, and together the four of them become a formidable team. Together they hope to stave off the invasion and take the fight to the Realm, but only a supreme sacrifice can mend the Shroud and save both their lives and their worlds.

 

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About the Author
J.M. Bray lives in Southern California with his college sweetheart and their two dogs. After a lifetime together, they are happier than the moment they met. When not writing or working his “day job”, he loves to cook, play the guitar, and travel with his wife. Every chance he gets, he races an old Porsche named “Tuffy” at tracks in the southwest.

 

Connect with JM

Twitter: @jmbraybooks
Email: jmbray@jmbray.com
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In Bed With The Boss Release Date is Here!

How exciting to have reached the day when my first romance novel with Escape Publishing, In Bed With the Boss goes on sale!

BedBoss_Final (2) (523x800)it has been a very fast-paced journey from writing to print and I have the crew at Escape to thank for the smooth transition.  If you like your romance hot and your heroes even hotter, you will find a perfect match with this story!

Trish Carter is a middle-management executive who has the opportunity to really make a difference in her job.  What she doesn’t expect, however, is to fall madly in lust with a stranger in a lift, not knowing that he is the very man able to make or break her career.

Trish has a passionate break-with-reality and she then has to face the consequences of her actions.  Her journey is sometimes frustrating, often sexy and very, very steamy.

Enjoy an excerpt below, and feel free to leave comments.  I welcome reader feedback and look forward to continuing to bring sizzling romance stories to life.

Alexa Bravo

Excerpt from In Bed With The Boss

With her mind on her presentation, Trish was caught by surprise when the sound of the elevator light switching off alerted her to the lift doors opening, and she felt wide-eyed and distracted as she turned to face the lift and take a step forward. All at once her breath caught in her throat and for a few seconds that felt like an eternity she could not have moved for the world. A shiver of awareness rippled throughout her body like a zing of electricity and an intense heat flooded her face, quickly seeping down her chest to settle in her stomach, starting another chorus of nervous, hungry butterflies. Only this time, it wasn’t nerves that had her body trembling and her breath stuck in her throat. Her eyes had been caught by the most incredible dark blue gaze, freezing her thoughts and stopping all movement. Despite the fact he was standing at the back of the lift, behind several other passengers, the man’s eyes drew Trish’s undivided attention, like a magnetic pull she could no more resist than the increasing pull of her lungs for her next breath. She forced herself to suck in air like a fish out of water but could not have broken eye contact in that moment if her life had depended on it. She did manage to notice with a vague sense of peripheral vision that he was leaning casually against the mirrored wall of the lift, however, as his eyes locked with hers she noted a hint of surprised humour reflected in his glance and one side of his delectable mouth half lifted in a roguish smile that actually caused a small gasp to escape her open lips before she could stop it.

Feeling dizzy and disoriented, Trish shocked herself even further with the sudden, unbidden thought that she would give a great deal to kiss that smile right off those luscious lips.

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Although In Bed With the Boss is not due for release till May 2014, there are dedicated readers out there who have reviewed the book and who have kindly provided feedback.  For a quick look at the latest reviews on this book, please visit Goodreads.

Thank you to all those dedicated readers who help authors find their audience. I would love to hear from you with any feedback and I’m always interested in recommendations for other stories.  Feel free to leave a message below and happy reading!

Alexa :-)

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