A lot of writers will tell you they have a playlist of songs in their head as they are creating their story.
Not me. I’m totally into the stories and characters on their own and it isn’t until after that I can match up songs with them.
For sure that’s the story with JUST ONE NIGHT, my contribution to the ONE NIGHT ONLY #Erotic #Romance anthology.
The initial inspiration for Jase, the hero in the story, came from my days at Villanova and awareness of the ROTC program there. It was always lovely to see the men and women in dress uniforms on campus and at other events.
The Jersey Shore location is thanks to my love of that area, but also because I grew up close to the water and spent a lot of time at the beach. I remember driving to Jones Beach, listening to the Beach Boys and later as a teen, to songs like this one by Don Henley. Actually, this is probably my anthem for my days on the shore and Jase is definitely a “Boy of Summer” for the heroine, Nicole.
I hope you enjoy this rendition by Don Henley from a Farm Aid concert. Thanks to Farm Aid for posting it on Youtube! If you can’t see the Boys of Summer video below, please click here.
“Or are you just happy to see me?”
LOL, I just couldn’t resist. I’m bad, I know it. But so are today’s Man Candy Monday choices, Bad Boy Princes Alexander and Peter from THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE and TO CATCH A PRINCESS.
Why today? Well, it’s release day for the LOVE INTERNATIONAL STYLE, Valentine’s Anthology with my friends and fellow authors Cathy Perkins and Nikki Logan!
This romantic suspense anthology has an arsenal of action, suspense and romance and what a steal at only $3.79. That’s less than .99 cents per book!
But back to Man Candy! Here’s how I pictured Prince Alexander. Sexy, in command, and definitely not looking for any kind of romance, especially with a woman who thinks he may be involved in some nasty happenings at his casino.
Poor Alexander doesn’t know what hits him when he meets sexy FBI Agent Kathleen Martinez.
Prince Peter is a bad boy of a different kind. For years Peter has been running from his secrets, including the fact that he’s been hot for his best friend Alexander’s younger sister, Tatiana. But once he can own that, there’s just one little problem: Peter hasn’t told Tatiana that he’s the man her parents have arranged for her to marry.
Add a thief, stolen jewels and an assassination plot to the mix and Peter will have his hands full! Here’s what I pictured Peter would look like.
So tell me? Could you resist those two pieces of Man Candy? LOL!
Speaking of Man Candy and Bad Boys, don’t forget the Lucky 7 Bad Boys Contemporary Romance Boxed set, also a steal at just .99 cents for 7 fabulous novels.
Good morning! It’s Friday which means it’s time for a free read! This excerpt is from THE PERFECT MIX, my contribution to the Lucky 7 Bad Boys Contemporary Romance Boxed Set. THE PERFECT MIX will also be for sale individually in mid-February.
The bad boy hero in this book is Rey Ramos, a contractor with brains, money and most anything that a woman could want. Except that Rey has secrets in his past. Secrets he does not want to reveal to the sexy chef who is hiring him to renovate her new restaurant.
The Perfect Mix Contemporary Romance
Join me and my friends and fellow authors today from 9am – 11pm EST on Facebook to celebrate the pre-release of the Lucky 7: Bad Boys; a contemporary romance boxed set.
This is a day that you don’t want to miss! Each of us will be taking over the event for two hours, bringing our own guests along to help celebrate, and, of course, there will be prizes galore!
Sophia Knightly (9-11), Caridad Pineiro (11-1), Books That Rock: Author Virna DePaul (1-3), Susan Hatler (3-5), Kristin Miller (5-7), Nina Bruhns (7-9), and Tawny Weber (9-11).
So “Join” the event, tell your friends, and see you later for a fast-paced, fun filled day!
My fabulous guests for today will be bestselling authors Catherine Bybee and Robin Covington, and debut author Samantha Scordato!
Get lucky with a bad boy. . . .
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