CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?
Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies…or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in…
OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?
The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted…until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever…
We’ve got a fun guest post from Jennifer!
The Top 10 Things You Didn’t Realize About Writers…
Ah, being a writer is so glamorous. So fun. So…NOT SANE.
I get tons of questions regarding my workday, ideas, writing, etc, I thought it would be fun to share the top ten things only writers know we do. So now you’ll be in the secret club. Drum roll please!
1. Writers talk to themselves. (I had a painter in my house for a full week and as he worked his way through, I holed up in my office. Let’s just say he came to my door several times to ask if I was talking to him. Imagine my embarrassment when he realized I was having a serious discussion of character motivation with my dog.)
2. Writers are egotistical. (Sorry, it’s the truth. Kind of like doctors, we get to play God by creating these amazing stories, and if we do it well there’s nothing like the adrenalin rush. I’ve been known to strut around the house like a peacock, wondering aloud about the brilliance of my creativity and talent. My husband always knows when a workday is going well.)
3. Writers are defeatists. (This completely negates number 2. See, I may have a day or two of brilliance, but I mostly feel crippled by fear, doubt, and the knowledge I will never be able to do this AGAIN. I rage about my incompetence and inability to be as wonderful as my mind wants me to be on the page. Most of the time I believe my words are crap, my career will tank, and so far I’ve just been lucky. Really really lucky.)
4. Writers hate talking about themselves. (For real. Promotion and marketing make me feel horribly shy, but I force myself to do it because it’s my job. I need to make sure readers know I’m here and want to buy my book without being obnoxious. Of course, jumping on twitter would make you believe our world revolves around us, right?!)
5. Writers love talking about their book. (I may hate discussing the ways to push sales, but I adore talking story. Conflict, motivation, plot, character, it’s my drug of choice. Especially to other writers who understand.)
6. Writers need other writers. (This job is very lonely. I mean, you sit in a room ALONE and talk to imaginary characters, and your only outlet to the outside world is thru FB or twitter so you talk to others in 140 characters or less because we think we’ll be cut off and go over our word quota. Talking to other authors grounds me. I don’t feel so weird. Or alone.
7. Writers stalk rankings. (Yep. We refresh amazon or barnes and noble or kobo or our pubs author portals because we need to know how we are doing. A lot. Not that we have a crazy amount of control when our book isn’t selling, but we like to watch the disaster happen in real time.)
8. Writers hate bad reviews. (In the beginning of my career, some have put me into bed. I know we shouldn’t take it personally – it’s a business – but a book is supremely personal on many levels so it’s hard sometimes to separate they don’t like THAT book from they don’t like ME. It gets better with time and logic but occasionally I’ll get a sting now and then.)
9. Writers will become unstable during deadline. (Just ask my husband. I’ve been known not to shower, eat, or come out when I’m under deadline. I don’t sleep because the characters are so deep in my head they won’t stop talking. Ever. Even my kids tiptoe around the house and whisper to the teacher when they don’t have lunch, “Mommy is under deadline.”
10. Writers have no idea what they’re doing. (Yep. It’s true. I sound great out there, or on workshop panels, but most of the time I’m kind of surprised I’m here. Grateful. Humble. But still a bit surprised I did something that worked and wrote a great book. That’s why we stalk other writers. WE think they know what they’re doing.)
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It’s all fun and games
I had a simple plan for spring break.
Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.
A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.
And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.
Until someone gets hurt
But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.
The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take.
And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.
Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore…
I’m just a girl…
I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.
And I’m just a guy…
I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.
All good things must come to an end…