I love today’s guest, Red Garnier. She’s one of those authors who have been there for me from the start. I met her on-line at first, as a fellow commenter over on Wylie Kinson’s blog. Then later in the summer of 2007, we arranged to meet in person while we were both in Dallas at the Romance Writers of America’s annual conference. Red very bravely read a manuscript I was about to pitch to an editor and told me to go for it.
When I started writing Personal Protection, I was thinking of her when I wrote my heroine Rosie Ramos. Even though Red’s a little lady, like Rosie, when she walks into the room, you know it. Talk about force of presence. And supportive too. Red’s the one who gave me the tagline I use in my signatures “Passionate…Provocative…Decadent.” (For the quote I took those words from, go to the Books page on my website and scroll down to beneath Private Property’s listing.)
I was thrilled for her when I learned she had an agent, and had received a contract with NAL for her The Satin Sash.. So when I learned she had more books coming out this summer, both from NAL (The Feather) AND Harlequin (The Secretary’s Bossman Bargain), I couldn’t contact her fast enough to invite her to be my guest.
Read her post, and you’ll find out what you have to do to win a copy of her sexy menage The Satin Sash. (And maybe we can add my own Texas Tangle to her summer reading list?)
For months, I’ve been looking forward to summer. Not only because the sun makes me feel energetic, but because there’s always the possibility of a beach, a good book, and a piña colada.
What I love most about summers is wearing light, breezy dresses and sandals, finding the perfect shade on a perfectly sunny day – with just the right amount of breeze – and letting a great book sweep me away.
My summer reading list is immensely long this year, and I plan to go through with all of it. It includes tons of amazing books, including those delicious Silhouette Desires written by Paula Roe, Michelle Celmer, Tessa Radley, Robyn Grady, Charlene Sands, Jennifer Lewis, Leanne Banks, and Maureen Child among others, to reading sexy romantic suspense by Lora Leigh and Lorie O’Clare. In my pile I’ve also got tons of sexy books I want to read by Lorelei James, Maya Banks, and Lauren Dane.
What’s in YOUR reading stack this summer?
The reason I’m also quite stoked about this particular red-hot summer is due to the fact that I have not one, but two releases out! The first, out this month, is THE FEATHER, a “strange and exciting story” about reincarnated lovers. I absolutely love the theme of undying love in this story and if you like stories that are different and unexpected, I hope you pick up THE FEATHER!
My next release is out in July, and it is my first Silhouette Desire. THE SECRETARY’S BOSSMAN BARGAIN is a truly sexy story and one which I adored writing. Marcos and Virginia have such palpable chemistry it felt magical sometimes, how I could feel their yearning for each other just leap off the pages. If you’re a category reader then I truly hope you take a look at my debut Desire, too. I hope you enjoy!
Leah, who’s so kind to invite me over to blog today, offered a free copy of THE SATIN SASH – my sexy ménage romance – to one lucky commenter today, so don’t be shy and share what you like about summer…or tell us what you plan to snuggle up with! I’d love to know what’s in your reading stacks this summer!