One thing that most writers have in common is that they are also AVID readers. That is certainly true for me. I read anywhere from two to four books a week, usually, and have lots of favorite authors I follow, reading anything and everything they have published.
This month my writer pal Candace Havens (www.candacehavens.com)has a new book out, called TAKE ME IF YOU DARE. Here's the thing: all of Candy's previous books have been paranormal romance, and I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them. But the new one is a Harlequin Blaze...a romance romance, if you know what I mean. And I don't usually read straight romance, so I wasn't sure what I'd think.
Ha! I think it is great, that's what I think! Hot, hot, hot, and full of great characters, action, and um... hot, hot, hot. Think BURN NOTICE with more heat. Smirk. This is not your mother's romance. (Although I have to wonder where she learned all that stuff about Bangkok massage parlors...)
And it occurred to me that there were other folks out there who THOUGHT they didn't like romance, just like me. So I'm having a contest to give away a copy of TAKE ME IF YOU DARE to one lucky winner. (Besides, it gives me a chance to spread the word on this funny, smart, very cool lady.)
Here is all you have to do: go say hi to Candy at any of the places she hangs out online. Then come tell me you did it.
Or check out her free writing loop at Write_WorkshopChat@yahoogroups.com
That's it--just say hi. If you don't already follow her, you might want to consider it...she's WAY cool. But you don't have to. Then come back here and tell me where you *waved* at her. At the end of the day on Tuesday the 9th, I'll pick one lucky winner [USA or Canada only, please] and contact him or her to arrange mailing of the book.
Here is a message from Candy, and a little bit about the book to pique your interest:
Hi Gang, I want to thank Deborah for letting me hang out with you today. I hope you'll all celebrate the release of Take Me If You Dare with us. I have lots of fun contests going on, and I know Deborah does too. So let's have some fun!
Take Me If You Dareby Candace Havens
For Mariska Stonegate, the gorgeous guy she's now met is everything she's looking for in a man—hot, hot and…oh, right. Hot. And just because every pore of his body screams danger and sex doesn't mean she's getting herself into too much trouble….
But Mr. Thomas isn't who he says he is. In fact, his real name is Jackson—no last names, please—and he's a burned CIA agent on the run. And he'll do just about anything to stay alive…including seducing Mariska one hot, steamy night at a time!
Let's all show Candy a little love for her new book!