hosted by Donna MacMeans
Say hello to newcomer Rose Maybud! So far, reviews for her sexy contemporary with light paranormal elements include phrases like “pretty hilarious” (Long and Short Reviews) and “a funny, witty, charming book” (Siren Book Reviews).
Thanks, Donna, for welcoming me to the Bandita’s lair! I’m so excited to be here. I love reading the Romance Bandits blog and finding out what you all are up to, and delighted that
I have a chance to share my new book “Something In The Coffee” with you.
So tell us a little bit about you.
As an author, I’m a split personality. Just kidding! Rose Maybud is my pen name for what I hope will become a series of funny, sexy contemporary tales.
As the face of Rose, I’m using this photo of me which was taken eons ago, back when the first humans were hanging crude, handmade disco balls in their caves. (Heck, I actually paid someone to put all that makeup on my face . Might as well get some additional mileage out of it.)
I have also written a traditional sweet Regency romance novel, which was published under my own name a few years ago. Since “Something In The Coffee” is so different from that work, I thought it would be better to offer it under a different name.
What is the story with “Something In The Coffee”?
Office Life is Hell – I think this is a concept that many of us can agree on! There’s the daily grind of work, unreasonable co-workers, difficult bosses…some days it’s enough to ma
ke the mildest of us wish we could just send them all, Bang! Zoom! Right to the moon.
Have you ever worked in a job that you couldn’t wait to quit? But maybe you couldn’t quit, because…? Well, that’s kind of the problem that the lawyers and staff at Sangazure and Poindextre, LLP, have. Working there is not fun at all.
Our hero, young attorney Alex, is determined to do something about the situation. His fiancée Eileen loves him, but she just doesn’t think that there’s anything he can do to change the law firm’s toxic atmosphere.
Senior Attorneys Ann Sangazure and Duke Poindextre seem to get off on fighting with each other. Duke’s assistant Zoe snubs the nerdy IT guy Kevin, even though she finds him strangely sexy. Pretty, timid Connie is secretly in love with the attorney she works with, Roger Daly, but he’s too shy to talk to her.
What’s a worker to do?
Alex knows what to do: Hire a sorcerer—well, a Potions Account Executive—to slip a little something into the office coffee pot, something to make everyone friendlier to each other.
And boy, do they get friendly…soon everyone in the high-pressure law firm is wildly attracted to the first unattached person they see. Uptight lawyers cavorting with admin assistants, grim-faced paralegals stripping in the copier rooms, serious tech support personnel finding new uses for their extra power cables…chaos reigns supreme, and it’s All. Alex’s. Fault.
Good thing Alex is a clever lawyer, because it’s going to take all his ingenuity to fix this mess…and win back the love of his fiancée, Eileen.
Take a look at the video book trailer for Something In The Coffee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwxGB_4xklU
Here's a short excerpt:
"Something in the Coffee" follows the romances of four couples in the law firm. Attorney Roger Daly is about 10 years older than his administrative assistant, Connie. They are attracted to each other, but both are very shy:
Roger could tell Connie was nervous, even though she was trying to hide it. Her hands gave her away—she was weaving her fingers together, gripping them tightly, then pulling her hands apart only to squeeze them together again. Dismayed, he hoped she wasn’t going to resign, or tell him that she was getting married to some lucky and undeserving lout who would enjoy her luscious body every night. If only he were younger—he would worship her, savor her, exult in her. But he could feel himself getting carried away again.
“I was wondering,” she was saying. He smiled encouragingly and tried to concentrate. “There’s this movie I wanted to see, and my girlfriend Zoe can’t go, and I was wondering if you would like to go with me.”
Her pretty face was filled with hope. His entire being thrilled with the knowledge that she wanted him—this succulent young creature was beckoning to him, inviting him, enticing him to share in unimaginable delights. He wondered if he’d fallen asleep at his desk and was caught in one of those wish-fulfillment dreams he’d been having about her, but he was certain he hadn’t. She was still wearing clothes.
Come on, how bad can office work be? Really?
Here’s a story (and I swear it wasn’t me): One day, young female lawyer wore her workout clothes to the gym and brought her suit on a hanger, because she was due in court that morning for a very important case.
But when she went to put on her business clothes, she discovered…NO BRA. No time to shop for a replacement. Her sports bra was too bright to wear under her thin white blouse. There was no alternative--that day, the girls hung free.
What about you? I’ll send a free download of Something In the Coffee to the commenter with the most awful, embarrassing, funniest work story ever.
Inquiring minds want to know!