Welcome to Her Best Four Letter Word Blog Hop, celebrating the publication of two HarperImpulse titles: Eve Devon’s ‘Her Best Laid Plans’ (contemporary romance) and Zara Stoneley’s ‘Love is a Four Letter Word’ (erotic romance).
Look out for the deets for TWO GIVEAWAYS via Rafflecopter and using the comments section on this blog at the end of the post.
ABOUT ‘HER BEST LAID PLANS’ by Eve Devon
Blurb: Love is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans…
The Totally Perfect Life Plan of Amanda Gray
Step 1 – Take total control of own destiny and avoid getting too wrapped up in the details.
Step 2 – Definitely do NOT kiss gorgeous bad-boy businessman who doesn't know how to live life without scheduling it six months in advance, even if he is absolutely irresistible.
Step 3 – Don't even THINK of accompanying him to London as his PA to enjoy steamy encounters in a metropolitan paradise.
Step 4 – Absolutely, positively, whatever you do- do NOT fall in love with him…
Over to Eve...
Over to Eve...
I feel very privileged to write romantic fiction and the absolute best part is creating sexy heroes, sassy heroines and happy ever afters! There’s a lot written about sexy heroes because, well, yum! But then, what about the heroine who captures the hero’s heart? These women are just like us (by no means perfect!) but…there is always something special about them, that appeals to the hero.
Everyone, I’d like you to meet Amanda Gray from Her Best Laid Plans
Name: Amanda Gray
Height: 5ft 7”
Occupation: Temporary Personal Assistant to her brother’s best friend Jared King.
Motto: Tomorrow has a nasty way of sneaking up on you and upsetting any plans you’ve made, so live for the moment.
About: So, okay, she was a novice at changing the course of her life. And maybe the plan read a bit like a list. But for Amanda it was more of a resolution anyway. A New Year’s resolution to participate in her own life story. Scary as that felt. Unsafe as that felt. Tempting fate as that felt. She had to try.
Description: Shock could do strange things to a person. Something Jared knew for a fact when he turned his head slightly at the woman doing the siren-like slow-mo walk through the maze of tables towards him, and briefly imagined that it was Amanda. Cataloguing sexy high heels, black pencil skirt and form fitting black sweater, long chestnut hair and flawless creamy skin… all his thoughts lurched to a stop when he zeroed in on the pair of twinkly, button brown eyes.
Inspiration: for a sneaky inspirational peak click: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1740092/
Amanda’s reaction after joking to Jared she could come up with a plan to seduce him:
She bit her lip at the delicious thought of testing that famous control of his.
Bit down a little harder at the thought of Jared losing all that famous control.
With her. Because of her.
Disgusted with the lack of her own self-control she plumped her remaining pillows and turned over again.
She was so not going down this road. She was here to kick-start her life. Not give either of them a problem that followed them back to New York. She closed her eyes and tried emptying her mind of all thought.
Ever since joking about coming up with the stupid seduction plan, it had been virtually all she could think about. It meant she spent a large portion of her day and night feeling edgy and unfulfilled. She wasn’t pleased to have her needs and wants highlighted like nothing else in a long, long time.
And she wanted Jared King. Big Time.
Just one of the reasons Jared starts falling for Amanda: He’d told himself over and over that the kiss had been a fluke. There was no possible way that someone, so opposite to him in outlook, could produce such a primal response from a place so deep inside of him he’d forgotten it even existed.
Her Best Laid Plans – Love is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans…
ABOUT EVE DEVON:
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ABOUT ‘LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD’ by Zara Stoneley
Take one rich girl who has a thing for the bad boys.
Take one tough guy who thinks possession is nine-tenths of the misery law.
Mix generously with a land dispute and a whole lotta lust…. And what have you got?
Sometimes being bad can be just too good to miss.
Over to Zara...
Every time I start writing a new book I get to meet a new, sexy hero – and so does my heroine! And it usually takes a special kind of girl to capture his heart…
So, here’s the one girl who might just be able to win bad boy Jake over, meet: Georgie Hampton from Love is a Four Letter Word!
Name: Georgina Hampton
Height: 5ft 10”
Occupation: Front of house at the Veneto restaurant, and location scout for photo shoots
About: Georgie used to be one of the good girls, until her mother left the family without warning, and her father insisted they leave the family home, her friends and her horses. And with a new step-mother on the scene she’s packed off to boarding school and a life she hates. But once she grows up, she can do just what she wants… Chasing the bad boys means she doesn’t have to commit, or think of the future. Chasing the bad boys means she can live exactly how she wants to!
Motto: Being bad is a hell of a lot more fun than being good.
Jake’s first impression of Georgie: He let his gaze drift over her lazily again. A black sheath dress that fitted where it touched, caressing every curve of her toned body. It was modest at the neck, but dropped low at the back and where it sat high on her thighs it was just crying out to be nudged that inch or two further. There wasn’t much left to the imagination, but enough. Enough to make him desperate to go there. Explore.
Georgie’s reaction when she finds out where Jake lives:
Swallowing the pang of sadness down, she blinked hard to clear the mist from her eyes. It was too long ago, she shouldn’t let an autumn day and walking down this oh so familiar lane affect her like that. It was just a road. It could be anywhere. But when she glanced up, the white puff balls of cloud scudding across a clear blue sky made her ache inside. A lump that hadn’t been there for a long time clutched at her chest, tightened her throat until it was hard to swallow.
Just one of the reasons Jake starts falling for Georgie: She tilted her head on one side, surveyed him through dark eyelashes and a tangle of hair. A whisper from the past that sent an ache of longing deep inside him. He’d wanted that sweet little girl lost a long time ago, and he still wanted her now. Whatever.
ABOUT ZARA STONELEY:
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Goodie Bag Contents: All the perfect ingredients for a girlie reading experience…
10.00£/$ Amazon Gift Voucher (to purchase delicious ebooks)
Her Best Laid Plans Beaded Bookmark (for a touch of book bling)
Love is a Four Letter Word Beaded Bookmark (for a touch of book bling)
Her Best Laid Plans/Love is a Four Letter Word Linen Bag (to keep all your reading experience ingredients together and handy for those urgent date night clothes shopping trips)
Bottle of Bubbly (for if you don’t like hot chocolate/tea)
Hot Chocolate/Tea Drinking Goodies (for if you don’t like bubbly)
Chocolates (no explanation required!)
Nail Varnish/Nail Files (for that break between reading books!)
And it’s all inside a lovely HarperImpulse bag!
Due to the content of the prizes, all entrants must be over 18. If the winner does not reside in the UK, some items may be substituted with others of an equal or greater value due to individual country restrictions
No purchase is necessary, all answers will be available on the publisher’s blog, retailer sites, or the authors’ blogs, websites or Facebook Pages.
GIVEAWAY ONE: Answer Eve and Zara’s questions using the Rafflecopter:
To be in with a chance of winning the Goodie Bag you need to answer the two questions below.
Question 1: Which city does Amanda live in?
Question 2: Which county in England does Georgie live in?
Don't know the answer? Check out Eve and Zara’s facebook pages for snippets from their books
All correct entries will be put into the grand draw for the Goodie Bag. Winners will be announced on March 6th HERE
To gain extra entries in the Rafflecopter follow us on our blog hop and answer each new set of questions – you can find a full listing of where we’ll be on our websites, Zara’s blog or: HERE
GIVEAWAY TWO: Win an iBook Voucher every day of the hop by taking part in:
Her Best Four Letter Word…to describe dating
Leave your best four letter word (no profanity, please) to describe dating in the comments section and a winner will be chosen to receive an iBooks Voucher for a HarperImpulse title (please note if your first choice is not available you may have to pick another!). The winner of today’s competition will be posted at the end of the blog hop on 6th March. Only ONE iBooks voucher is available each day, if the Blog Hop is visiting more than one blog then ALL entries for the day, from all participating blogs, will be entered into the daily competition.
Good Luck and we hope you enjoy Her Best Laid Plans and Love is a Four Letter Word