Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Back In The Saddle! And Chasing The Harlequin @MillsandBoon Dream Again With A New Romance

Okay, I have a dirty little secret. I love Harlequin Mills & Boon novels, have done since age thirteen when my mum left one she was reading unattended and it intrigued me enough to start me reading them. Back then, the books followed only the heroine's POV and all the good stuff stayed firmly behind the bedroom door.

Things have come a long way since then, but the books still offer that special type of feel-good escapism, which I love!

On and off over the years, I've tried to crack the HMB market, managed to come close, but gave up too soon I think. Although I resisted the yearning, telling myself I'll never manage to become a Harlequin Mills & Boon author, the hunger never really left me. 

So I'm at it again. 

I've started a new manuscript, which I aim to finish ASAP and submit to Harlequin Mills & Boon's KISS/Modern Tempted line. This fun, flirty series feels right for me, so please wish me luck!

The story I'm working on is entitled Sexiest Eye Candy To Lust After. It features two sexy, funny characters involved in some spicy, yet emotional, scenes.

This is my new hero: Ethan Stone, he's a TV weight-loss coach.

And this is my heroine Dr Karis Van de Burke, she's a cosmetic surgeon

Take one super-hunky TV weight-loss celebrity, one love-rejected cosmetic surgeon, a little guilty pleasure, and the consequences of one-night could prove shattering.

I just love starting new projects. Especially when they feature hot, hunky heroes like my new hero, Ethan Stone. I can't wait for you to get to know him, he's charming, candid, compassionate, persuasive and generous. 

My heroine, Karis Van de Burke gives him a run for his cheeky money. She's smart, empathetic and wholesome with a bad-girl steak. Unfortunately she has one fatal flaw--she runs! Yep, my girl can run a marathon, but she runs fastest when she's running away from the first hint of rejection!

Karis wants a one-night stand but what she really needs is a man who'll always be there. Ethan, on the other hand, only ever does casual, disposable relationships. What he needs, though, is a woman he can trust. 

Is it possible they might eventually find what they need in each other? I can't wait to find out, can you?

Just to whet your appetite, here's a taster in the form of blurb:

Super-hunky, weight-loss celebrity Ethan Stone brings out Dr. Karis Van de Burke’s inner bad-girl. To prove it, when Ethan accepts the challenge to persuade the sassy, love-rejected cosmetic surgeon to appear as a guest on his show, she ends up inviting him into her bed for one night of guilty pleasure instead.

Used to women throwing themselves at him boobs first, Ethan knows his way around every female erogenous zone, but the sizzling chemistry he has with Karis blindsides him. Soon he’s convincing her to extend their one-night to another...and another...and...

Karis can’t resist! Yet, if Ethan discovers her secret, he’ll ditch her as fast as her ex-fiancĂ© had – but really, what could go wrong in a one-week, tangle-free, affair?

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