Just when you thought it was safe to venture back into the Lair for a quiet afternoon of meditation …
IT’S PARTY TIME!!!
That’s right! Welcome to the official launch party for my latest release from Harlequin Desire, HOW TO SEDUCE A BILLIONAIRE! This is the third book in my Duke Brothers trilogy and I’m so excited to celebrate its publication this month.
The story takes place in the beautiful Napa Valley wine country, so that's where the party is! Please step right out onto the wide terrace and check out the sweeping view of the Valley and its rolling hills covered in grapevines. As a special party treat, along with our fabulous selection of fine wines and champagne, we’re serving Millionaire Mojitos! We’ve also got a delicious array of Trillionaire Tapas served with exuberance and charm by our Billionaire Bandita Cabana Boys.
So help yourself to a drinkie and some luscious hors d’oeuvres while you peruse the back cover blurb:
The first step…mix business with pleasure
New hairdo? Make-up? A dress? Where did his efficient secretary go? Because the woman in front of Brandon Duke is not the Kelly Meredith who left on vacation two weeks ago. He is shocked—and curiously enchanted—by her transformation.
She says this makeover is all part of her plan…to become more seductive. And this billionaire is just the man to give his suddenly sultry assistant a few lessons in love. He’ll go slow, savor every moment and then say good-bye—as long as he can remember just who is seducing who!
And here’s a short, PG-13 rated excerpt that takes place after a confrontation in the hotel lobby:
“Who’s the ice queen?” Brandon asked as they strolled back to the office together.
Kelly frowned. “I just assumed she was his assistant, but she was awfully pushy, wasn’t she?”
He glanced at her sideways. “Yeah, kind of like you.”
“I’m not pushy,” she said in mock outrage.
“Yeah you are,” he said as he led her into their office suite and closed and locked the door.
“Well, I guess I can be pushy once in a while, but I’m nothing like—”
Without warning, he spun her around. She let out a tiny shriek as he urged her back against the wall.
“Just look at the way you push me around,” Brandon said. “The way you force me to do this ...” He lowered his head and began to nibble her neck. Kelly felt the electric sensation all the way down to her toes. “And this ...” Brandon used both hands to flip her short jacket off her shoulders, trapping her arms behind her and causing her breasts to be thrust forward.
“But ... oh, yes.”
“So damn pushy.” He held her jacket with one hand while he slid his other hand under her thin sweater until he reached her breasts.
“Brandon,” she whispered, then moaned when he swiftly maneuvered her bra out of the way and used his fingers to tease and excite her nipples. But through the thick haze of pleasure, she remembered something important and grabbed his hand. “Brandon, wait. We weren’t going to do this anymore. We should stop. We should ...”
“We’ll stop after this, I swear,” he muttered, pulling her sweater up and off. “But I can’t wait any longer. I’ve got to have you now.”
“Yes, please,” she said, straining to remove her jacket as he bent to lick her breasts. “Hurry.”
“Pushy,” he murmured again as he kissed and nibbled his way back and forth between her breasts.
“Oh, shut up and kiss me,” she grumbled as she reached up and whipped his jacket off.
His laugh was deep and full. “I do love a pushy woman.”
I’m thrilled that RT Book Reviews gave HOW TO SEDUCE A BILLIONAIRE 4-1/2 stars, saying “Laugh-out-loud funny in spots and a consistently entertaining read, the unexpected romance of Brandon Duke and Kelly Meredith will give readers a wholly warm and joyful feeling.”
Now, I don’t mean to be pushy, but to celebrate my book launch, I’m giving away a signed copy of the first two books in the Duke Brothers trilogy, THE MILLIONAIRE MEETS HIS MATCH and SWEET SURRENDER, BABY SURPRISE, to one random commenter today.
So ... which do you prefer? The dark, tormented hero or the one who can laugh out loud? Sweet heroines or pushy ones? Vanilla or chocolate? Champagne or mojitos? Let’s talk!