Today I’m going to give away a copy of LAID BARE! Winner’s choice of trade paper, mass market or digital formats! (Details at bottom of post, ONLY ENTER AT MY BLOG PLEASE)
It’s been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn’t in the cards just yet…
Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin’s past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd’s best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed—and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name. As the passion they share transforms Erin, will it be enough to help her face the evil she thought she had left behind?
Back in the day, an author missed or messed up her deadline in some way and they had a spot to fill very quickly. I’d written a few books for them by that point, but what they offered me was a one book deal (in addition to the 3 book one I already had). I remember several of the authors I knew told me to never take a one book offer. That is was awful and humiliating.
I took that deal. And I wrote this book. And, like a great many other important moments in my life, it turned out to have been one of the best choices I ever made. Laid Bare widened my base. I was already writing contemporary romance with my Chase series, which was doing quite well, but Laid Bare was different. Bigger. I can still remember the time in my life when I wrote it. I can still remember driving with my editor in my beat up old minivan because she’d come out to the Emerald City conference, telling her the story had, um, changed some (like for instance it was a menage). And she was like, “Go for it! I can’t wait to see it.” That was important, by the way. That she just handed me the reins and let me write the book I needed to write.
Anyway, like I said, it was a single book deal with a rock star sister who dug being dominated by the hot cop next door. Her one brother ran a tattoo parlor and her other brother was a musician just like she was. There’s a lot of angst in that book. Erin’s story was easy to tell because she’s one of those characters who has such a strong point of view. But not every book or character is as easy, not even within that series! But I loved writing each and every book and in some important ways it’s led me to where I am right this very moment.
SO – would you like to win a copy of LAID BARE (Brown Family book 1): A great many of my books are set in the northwest. Do you have any favorite settings? Ones you don’t like? Any books set in your faves that you want to share? Winner announced this Friday, July 11 here on the blog.