Friday, November 15, 2013

BOOK BLITZ: Dangerous Attraction Romantic Suspense Box Set – Various Authors + Giveaway, interview & excerpts!

Released: October 15th, 2013

10 Award-winning, bestselling authors – 10 Hot Heroes – 10 Romantic Suspense Page Turners

With nine full-size novels from bestselling romantic suspense authors and a brand new Christmas novella from New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca York, this boxed set can’t be missed. Sexy, steamy heroes to heat you up and twisting plots to keep you turning page after page well past midnight!Grab it at the introductory price of 99 cents. That’s 10 books for less than a buck!

From sweet to scorcher, these stories are a must read. Fall in love with our sexy cops, tough military heroes, and hot CEOs. Treat yourself to an amazing reading experience by top authors of romantic suspense collected in one boxed set at a price that can’t be beat.

Ignited by award-winning and national bestselling author, Kaylea Cross – Can sexy ex-SEAL Hunter Phillips keep Khalia safe from the terrorists who took her father’s life? (Scorcher)

Secret Guardian by international bestselling author, Jill Sanders – Will ex-special forces hero, Ethan, save Ann in time, only to lose himself to love? (Scorcher)

Deathscape by Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence recipient and Rita Award finalist, Dana Marton – Detective Jack Sullivan will do anything to put Ashley in prison for her crimes…even if he’s falling in love with her. (Sensual)

Legal Ease by award winning and national bestselling author Lori Ryan – Marrying Kelly solved the problems this steamy CEO faced at his company, but will he ever be able to forgive himself for the price she has to pay? (Scorcher)

The Killing Game by international bestselling author, Toni Anderson –Forced to choose between his country and his heart, British SAS Soldier, Ty Dempsey risks it all to save a wildlife biologist caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer. (Sensual)

Fallen SEAL Legacy by national bestselling author, Sharon Hamilton – Will Navy SEAL Cooper be able to survive the loss of the woman he loves, or will his self-sacrifice be enough to keep Libby safe? (Scorcher)

Three Days in Seattle by national bestselling author, Debra Burroughs – Trying to stay a step ahead of a lunatic set on revenge, Kate and Ryan are locked in a desperate race to find her missing sister and capture the madman before both women wind up dead. (Sweet)

See Me in Your Dreams by Patricia Rosemoor, Golden Heart Winner and two-time recipient of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award – Her dreams allow her to see through his missing daughter's eyes, but he thinks she’s a con woman...until she dreams of something known only to him and the girl. (Sensual)

Catching the Bad Guy by national bestselling author, Marie Astor – Top-notch white collar crime investigators Janet Maple and Dennis Walker team up to solve what could be the biggest case of their careers, but will their attraction to each other get in the way? (Sensual)

Bonus Christmas Novella, Christmas Captive by Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner and Rita Finalist, Rebecca York – Her special sight let her glimpse the Christmases past of this international financier, but did he have a Christmas future?

Writers At Work: The Authors Of The Dangerous Attraction Boxed Set

How long does it take you to write a book?

Lori Ryan: Once I sit down to write, I generally get a draft out in thirty days and then it takes another month or so of going back and forth to beta readers and editors. My editors do a content reading and then two read throughs for copy editing and proofing. All told, it’s typically three to four months.

Jill Sanders: If I'm undisturbed, I can write a 50k+ word book in around 9 days. Yes, that's fast. If I wasn't slowed down by my fingers and computer, I'm sure I could shave a few hours off. I do go over it several times, tweaking the story after. I also slow down during basketball season when my boys are playing and I'm at their games.

Patricia Rosemoor: It depends on how much of the plot I have worked out. The more details/scenes/plot points I know when I start, the faster I write. But truthfully, it takes me 10 weeks for shorter books, at least 12 for longer. I probably revise every scene a dozen times before I'm done.

Kaylea Cross: It depends entirely on the word count I’m shooting for, and how much research is involved. For a full length book (85K words and over) it might take me three months. For a 50-60K word book, it might take me a month and a half. I’m not a fast writer and never will be, so that’s something I’ve just had to accept about myself. The danger is when you start comparing yourself to others and being disappointed with your output! That kills the muse in a hurry.


When you’re in the middle of writing a book, what is your daily writing routine like? Do you set word count goals per day or just write until your eyes are crossed?

Rebecca York: I try to write ten pages a day.  Some days it may take me only three or four hours.  Other days, I may still be trying to finish those pages at midnight.  I find that if I write five pages and take a break to cook lunch or dinner, I come back to work with renewed energy.  If I write more than fifteen pages in a day, the next day I will probably get very little done, so I make myself quit, even if I’m clicking along.

Marie Astor: I try to have a schedule, but I find that it is best not to force your inspiration. I don’t have a specific time when I write: one day it may be early in the morning, and the next day I may be up past midnight finishing a chapter. There are days when I write 8,000 words and there are days when I write none. As long as the plot is moving along, I’m happy.


Can you tell us where you write and what your habits are? Do you use a PC or mac? Do you like google docs or word? Do you edit in hard copy or only on the computer?

Dana Marton: I write on a PC. I bought a Mac laptop this summer, but so far all I could figure out is how to turn it on. I need to hire a teenager to give me some pointers. I edit the entire manuscript twice on the computer, then twice in printout before it goes to friends for input. I rewrite it one more time, then to the editor, then I rewrite it again.

Debra Burroughs: I write in my home office with the door shut, trying to block out any distractions. Fortunately, my kids are grown and gone, so my husband, who works from home, is the one who most likely distracts me. I write my books on a PC in Word, and when I edit, I only edit on the computer.


Do you have any interesting writing quirks?

Toni Anderson: Quirks? LOL. Maybe. I have a favorite mug from Highland Stoneware which fits my hand just perfectly, so I like to use that when I am writing fresh pages. I create soundtracks for each book. It conjures a certain unique mood for each story. And I have to turn off the internet to achieve my daily word count--not sure that is a quirk so much as a weakness. 

Sharon Hamilton: I like candles if at night. I write to music and have special things I listen to for love scenes, or action scenes, heartbreak scenes, etc. I’m getting a vintage Airstream trailer for my writing cottage. I overlook acres of woods and my flower and vegetable gardens. But I can work in public places with earphones.

Excerpt from THREE DAYS IN SEATTLE by Debra Burroughs

The keys jangled as Ryan unlocked the door and let Kate into his condo.

“Make yourself at home. I’m just going to change.” He ducked into his bedroom.

She stood in the middle of the large space, admiring the architecture and design. The place reminded her of a photo shoot she did in Malibu for an architectural magazine—the same clean lines and voluminous space, earthy colors and natural elements.

“Is there any place in particular you’d like to go to tonight?” Ryan called out from the bedroom.

From where Kate stood, she could peer into part of the bedroom and see Ryan, bare from the waist up, searching his closet for something else to put on. The sight of him, his chiseled upper body exposed and his pants unfastened, made her heart skip a beat. Heat rose in her cheeks and flowed down her body.

“Um, yes, well...that place we went to the other night, Yellowfin’s, sounds good.” Kate stepped toward the wall of windows so Ryan wouldn’t catch her watching him undress.

He slipped up behind her, now fully clothed, and wrapped his arms around her waist. She let out a nervous giggle at his surprising nearness. The comfort of his arms filled her with warmth and she did not resist.

“What a stunning view,” she said, looking out at the city lights, leaning her head back on his chest.

“Yes, stunning,” he agreed. They stood together enjoying the view for a moment. Brushing her golden hair back with his hand, he gently kissed the side of her neck.

A tingle rushed through her from her neck to her toes. She turned around and looked up into his green eyes. He caught her gaze for just a moment then lowered his face. His lips covered hers and she felt the passion from that kiss pulse through her body.

“Oh, Ryan,” she heard herself sigh. The intensity of it all overwhelmed her, leaving her intoxicated. Her head was spinning, and she wondered where this was going to lead.

These fabulously generous authors are giving away LOADS OF PRIZES!!! 
Apple iPad Mini Grand Prize 16 GB Wi-Fi 7.9 inch display (1)
$25 Gift Certificates Second Place Prizes [Amazon/B&N: Winner chooses] (4)
Gift Packs: 1 eBook from Kaylea Cross, Toni Anderson, Jill Sanders, Debra Burroughs, Patricia Rosemoor, Rebecca York, Lori Ryan, Dana Marton, Sharon Hamilton, and Marie Astor [NOT THE BOOKS IN SET] (4)
eBook copy of VAMPIRE'S SALVATION by Virna DePaul
eBook copy of MOUNTAIN LAUREL by Donna Fasano
eBook copy of THE SINGLE DADDY CLUB: DERRICK by Donna Fasano
eBook copy of ELITE by Rachel VanDyken
eBook copy of HOT MESS by Anne Conley
eBook copy of FALLING FOR HIM by Anne Conley
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