Sunday, May 25, 2014

Romance Novel: A Little Blackmail (and a Giveaway!)

On tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to my tour stop for the
A Little Blackmail
Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
by Helen Conrad

Special Price!
A Little Blackmail is only $0.99 for Kindle from now until Sunday, May 25th!

A Little Blackmail
Destiny Bay Romances - Forever Yours
(Sweet Edition #2)
by Helen Conrad
Adult Romance
Paperback & Ebook, 172 pages
March 28th 2014 by Doorknock Publishing

Sometimes you have to break the rules to right a wrong.

Janet Cardona is usually a by-the-book good girlbut when Matt Carrington won't give her cat back, she sees red. Rules mean nothing when there's an animal to be saved. So when she's caught in a burglary and blackmailed for it, she finds she can't refuse. Matt only needs her to pretend to be his wife for a day or two so that he can run a scam he's involved in. But once the pretense gets going, he begins to yearn for the real thing. Now Janet has to decide if she can let herself fall for a con man.

Recipes for Crab Open-faced Sandwiches and Basic Asian Soup included.

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Helen Conrad is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 90 romances (over 15 million copies sold) published under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Loveswept, and others. She is currently revamping and rewriting much of her backlist—mainly into the Destiny Bay Romances Series. The first six, the Forever Yours Series, are being rewritten as Sweet Editions.

A Little About the Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
From Author Helen Conrad

"The Destiny Bay Romances take place in the sort of beach town I've always loved--and now I live in one! But writing about beach towns came first and this series is centered on the rich, influential Carrington family living along the California Coast, and in Hawaii. These are good-looking, fast-driving, hard-hitting men and women whose impulses lead them into trouble every time--and inevitably to fall in love.

The original series includes language and love scenes that aren't, for the most part, especially harsh and explicit--but some of my readers from my years writing sweets for Harlequin as Raye Morgan have asked if we couldn't have sweet and clean versions--and I thought--what a good idea! 

These are basically the same stories...but with the conflicts softened a bit, the language cleaned up, and no explicit love scenes. There are still a few adult situations, but they're muted. Consider these the PG versions. 

I hope you enjoy them!"

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- US Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and paperbacks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
- INT Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and ebooks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
- 2 sets of ebooks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast (INT)

The other stops on this tour:

Run Run Runaway
May 12 - Book Intro

May 13

May 14

May 15

May 16

May 18

A Little Blackmail
May 19 - Book Intro

May 20

May 21

May 22

May 23

May 25

Moving Too Fast
May 26 - Book Intro

May 27

May 28

May 29

May 30

Jun 1

June 2 - Grand Finale

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He looked over at Janet on the bed, her dark hair spilled out in a midnight cloud. She looked like an angel against the white sheets. It had been a long time since a woman had captured his natural male inclinations like this one had. He tried to hide it with jokes and lighthearted banter, but it was there. It never left him.
But he knew better than to make an attempt at seduction.  And when the urge surfaced, he raged at himself silently. She doesn't trust you. She doesn't want you. Leave her alone. 
"Tell me, Janet," he said aloud. "What's your theory? Why do you think I'm doing all this?"
"To somehow get your hands on Mavis's money," she said promptly, then grimaced. How could she be so attracted to a man she suspected of being such a jerk?
He laughed ruefully. Darn it all, in a way, she was right. "So you really think I'm a con artist, do you?"
Janet turned away as he rubbed himself all over with the yellow towel. "If you're not a con artist, why are you so concerned with keeping her happy and unquestioning?"
"Maybe it's because I like her. Maybe it's for her own good."
"Or maybe it's for some other reason. Like finding out something about her that you can use for blackmail." That came off the top of her head, but once she'd said it, she rather liked it.
He laughed aloud. "Is that your theory? What a larcenous mind you have, kiddo. Why did you agree to go along with this little masquerade if you thought I was such a crook?"
"Because you were blackmailing me.  So I figure it might be your go-to con system."  She lifted her chin and challenged him in the dark.  “The more I can learn about how you do it, the better prepared I’ll be.”
He stepped out of her line of vision and dropped the towel from around his hips, slipping into pajama bottoms.  Then he came back close to the side of the bed. "Not a bad idea, sweetheart. And it turned out you were pretty good at it, didn't it?" His voice was soft with teasing. "We're both good at it. Hey, what do you say we team up, travel all across the country . . . Make a fortune." Without waiting to be invited, he sat down on the edge of her bed.
She glared at him, but she couldn't bring herself to tell him to move away. She liked having him close like this. "Deceiving people?" she accused.
His eyes glittered in the moonlight. "Sure. We'd be great."
"Like Bonnie and Clyde?"

"Much classier than that. Matt and Vanessa. And no bloodshed." He pretended to shudder. "Nothing so messy and common."

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