From Thea: I connected with author Lauren Dane through the magic of Twitter, and I’m so glad I did! Lauren is not only extremely talented, but she’s sensible and strong minded. I was delighted when she agreed to come visit on my blog this week! And she’s very kindly offered to have a book giveaway. Be sure to pay attention to contest details at the end of the post. Take it away, Lauren!
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers a second serving of sexy in her new Delicious novel, in which taste and temptation make up a sweet recipe…
Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.
Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were fresh out of high school—then they hit the big time and stayed there. He’s also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good.
What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon gets much more complicated. Damien can’t figure out why Mary doesn’t want more from him. And before long, it’s Damien who wants more from Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to celebrity news, and he’s got a very big job ahead of him: proving that he’s worth more than a one-night stand…
LUSH, the third in my Delicious series, is a sort of twist on a theme.
Damien Hurley, the hero, is a rock and roll drummer. He’s a big star, a celebrity and hotter than hot. Mary Whaley, the heroine is a woman who has her own catering business and her own life.
So instead of chasing him and wanting more than a few nights here and there, she’s totally fine with that status quo because she’s got things to do. She’s got her own life, her own community. She enjoys her time with Damien, but she doesn’t yearn for it. Doesn’t need it.
It’s Damien, the rock star who wants more. Damien who does the chasing of the heroine, wanting a commitment. Damien who can’t figure out why she’s okay with how things are.
It was a lot of fun to do that! Fun to turn the woman chasing the man, the “normal” person chasing the rockstar. It’s the little things that keep this job so much fun, the twists on themes I love so much.
So I hope you all enjoy reading Lush, and Damien’s wooing of Mary as much as I enjoyed writing it!
From Thea: Thanks, Lauren. And now for the **Contest**
In LUSH, Mary meets Damien who is a big star, a celebrity. Which big stars or celebrities have you met? And if you’ve never met a celeb, who would you like to meet?
Simply leave a comment below and you’re entered to win a copy of your choice of one of Lauren’s three Delicious series books. CHERISHED, TART or her latest release LUSH.
We’ll draw the winner on April 12th at 12 noon MDT (2pm EDT) and announce them on the blog. The winner must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm MDT (7pm EDT) Monday, April 18th to claim their prize.
**If the winner is unable to claim their prize by the time and date and time listed above, it will be allocated to someone else**