I’ve been tagged by Hannah Goodman to join a group of talented writers in the Meet the Character Blog Hop, where I introduce you to Kris Harmon, the hero in DESIRE & DECEPTION (May 2014) and let you in on a fantastic giveaway.
Sixteen-year-old, Maddie Hickman is desperately seeking solace from her sophomore year of high school, a year of broken hearts, torn friendships, and family secrets revealed. Thanks to a position as a CIT (counselor-in-training) at Caleb’s Rock, a hippy, artsy-fartsy summer camp, as her mother calls it, solace has been found—or so she thinks.
Maddie begins her summer at the pub shop writing short stories and poems, trying to recover from a terrible breakup with her first love and her family’s struggle with her alcoholic sister. To maintain inner peace, Maddie swears off cute boys. Although working alongside Noah, a fellow pub shop CIT, whose hot, nerd-boy looks and ability to quote Shakespeare at just the right moment makes her swoon.
Maddie decides a friendship with camper Zak is safe enough and can help her avoid the temptation of Noah, since Zak isn’t as cute and is a year younger. But when Zak asks her for kissing lessons so he can make the move on another girl, Maddie finds herself wondering if she should he sworn off not-so-cute boys, too.
From Michael Cart, Founding Editor, RUSH HOUR
Recovery, troubled relationships, and . . . summer camp? An unlikely combination but Hannah Goodman cleverly weaves these elements together into an absorbing, thought-provoking story of love and loss that challenges young readers to respond with both their hearts and their minds.
Hannah Goodman is the founder and editor of Sucker Literary, which features undiscovered and new YA authors. She is represented by Erzsi Deàk of Hen&ink Literary.
My Summer Vacation was originally published in 2006 and went on to win a bronze IPPY in 2007. It is set to be re-released in September, 2014. The first Maddie book, My Sister’s Wedding, was the first place winner of The Writer’s Digest International Self-Publishing Contest, 2004, children’s book division. The third Maddie book, Fear of Falling, was released in the fall of 2009 and was praised by teachers and readers for tackling subjects like homophobia and coming out. Hannah republished My Sister’s Wedding, in March, 2014 and is currently republishing Fear of Falling, set to be released in the fall of 2014.
The final Maddie book in the series remains unpublished at this time but is looking forward to finding a home soon!
Hannah is a member of SCBWI and the Association of Rhode Island Authors as well as a graduate of Pine Manor College’s Solstice Program in Creative Writing, where she earned an MFA in Writing For Young People. She resides in Bristol, RI with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and a fish named Schwartz.
If you really want to find Hannah, check your local Starbucks, where she may be drinking a foamy cup of tea and working on her next manuscript, a steamy New Adult novel.
Find her on the web at hannahrgoodman.com.
Now to introduce you to Kris, the hero of my debut novel, Desire & Deception (Ignite, May 2014)
Who is Kris?
Kristopher Harmon is an undercover ICE agent who infiltrated a Mexican cartel. In his world he’s known simply as Kris, the cartel money-man, and next in line to become a cartel boss.
Where does Desire & Deception take place?
Desire & Deception takes place in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Monterrey is a thriving city surrounded by Northern Mexico’s Sierra Madre. For view of local area see Tessa’s Top Tourist Spots.
What won’t Kris talk about?
Kris keeps the pain of his childhood hidden deep inside, but the memory of seeing his parents caught in the crossfire of cartel hit brought him to where he is today. He broke ties to his family, except for a cousin who he holds dear.
Kris has spent the last decade climbing the ranks of a cartel in northern Mexico. He’d like nothing better to bring down the leaders and fracture the criminal’s hold on the country. If he’s able to save even one innocent life, his sacrifice is worthwhile.
Kris comes across Tessa Marshal, a supposed tourist who was brought in along with her double crossing roommate. Is she an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time? That’s not what all the intel points to. He’s intrigued and takes her under his care, knowing if she’s left to her own devices, she’d get herself killed. Then he finds out she’s connected to the only person he truly cares about.
Where to find Desire & Deception:
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Meet Next Week’s Authors:
Lily Vega lives in the Midwest with her sexy husband who combines all of Dean Winchester’s best qualities with a flair for computers. She continually cultivates her dirty mind, fueling it with caffeine and craft beer. She believes all creatures, especially those of the night, deserve mind-blowing sex with a happily ever after.
Check out www.facebook.com/LilyVegaWriter for quirky posts and photos of hot guys. Visit Lily’s website at LilyVega.com, become her fan at Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/LilyVegaWriter and follow her on Twitter @LV_Writer.
I started writing 13 years ago. My erotic romances have been listed under the Night Owl Romance and Road to Romance’s Recommended read list, as well nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio
Endangered, available now via Red Sage
Livía Ilona, vampire queen of San Francisco, and her lover Isabella, have kept The Syndicate and their drugs out of their territory until recently when a new boss stepped in and started making strict demands. Tiring of their threats, Livía strikes a deal with The Syndicate’s leader to keep out of Nob Hill. All she has to do is kill the one man who happens to be causing problems—Joséf Staganov. Except he’s not just a troublemaking ex-cop, he’s the key to returning Livía’s human soul.
Rogue cop turned vigilante, Joséf Staganov fights to keep The Syndicate and their drugs off the streets of San Francisco, using whatever means necessary. Aware that his life is on a short leash, he trusts only himself until even that trust is betrayed by an operation gone bad. Now hooked on the drugs he’s trying to eradicate, Joséf vows to take as much of the criminal organization down as possible before he dies. Except during a fight, the Queen of the Night comes with her lover to his rescue and to abduct him.
Capture quickly turns to seduction until Joséf learns the real reason for his kidnapping: Recover Isabella’s boy. The human in him still sees the good of his act, yet the beast Livía accidentally unleashes presents an all new threat. Can the threesome recover Isabella’s son, topple the Syndicate and stop the threats on their lives?
Dee Tenorio has a few reality issues. After much therapy for the problem—if one can call being awakened in the night by visions of hot able-bodied men a problem—she has proved incurable. It turns out she enjoys tormenting herself by writing sizzling, steamy romances of various genres spanning paranormal mystery dramas, contemporaries and romantic comedies. Preferably starring the sexy, somewhat grumpy heroes described above and smart-mouthed heroines who have much better hair than she does.
The best part is, no more therapy bills!
Well, not for Dee, anyway. Her husband and kids, on the other hand…
If you would like to learn more about Dee and her work, please visit her site at http://www.deetenorio.com.