We are kicking off our week long event SAMHAIN NIGHTS where we will be featuring authors published by Samhain Publishing everyday of the week. Hopefully you'll discover some new to you authors that you should take a moment to look into, and if you've already read their books, then get to know them better! Starting with Karen Erickson...
First, thanks so much for having me here as a guest at the Under The Covers Book Blog! :)
This July you have WORTH THE RISK coming out. Can you please tell readers about what this is about and why they should consider reading it?
WORTH THE RISK is the second book in my WORTH IT series (WORTH THE SCANDAL is the first), which is about three brothers who run their family's luxury goods business. This one is Hunter's story, the middle brother. He's completely stumped because the heroine, Gracie, acts like she doesn't want him. And he's not used to that. So he goes in very dogged pursuit of her, tries his best to wear down her defenses. And it works. Sometimes...
Great question - I had to get my hero in A SCANDALOUS AFFAIR, Hartwell, just right. There's a bit of a role reversal in this story. The heroine, Daphne, is the pursuer and Hartwell is more on the shy side. He has a stuttering problem and doesn't like to be in crowds, afraid people will mock him.
I write emotional, sexy romances. Sometimes light and flirty, sometimes dark and angsty...
I tend to have little real life influencers show up in my writing all the time. For instance, in the third novella from my Fated series (SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE), the heroine gets stitches in her head. I had that happen to me years ago (a ceramic snowman fell on my head - I still own that killer snowman and set him out every Christmas). The stitches don't hurt so much - it's the shot in the head before the stitches that hurts like crazy. Eeep...
"Strictly business? Try telling that to her heart..."
"Worth It, Book 1"
Alexander Worth, President and CEO of Worth Luxury Goods, is a man never to be crossed. His unwavering sense of responsibility to the family business requires him to always be in complete and utter control. Until it comes to Tessa Crawford.
She's quietly professional, shy, voluptuous...and she works for him. Which means she is the one woman he must never touch, no matter how hard his gut twists with need for her.
After rising above her disadvantaged childhood, Tessa knows the last thing she should do is risk throwing it all away by falling into bed with her sexy boss. But on an extended European business trip, all self-imposed barriers burn away in the heat of their sizzling chemistry.
Once back home, though, whispers of corporate espionage turn into full-blown scandal-and Tessa finds out the hard way where Alex's loyalties lie. Determined to soldier on, she picks herself up and carries on with a secret, yet welcomed burden. Never guessing that Alex will make a reappearance in her life, ready to show her once and for all that family does, indeed, come first.
Warning: Contains a sweet-yet-strong woman, and a bossy alpha male brought to his knees by the woman he desperately loves. Involves enough begging and groveling that the reader may be tempted to "accidentally" leave it for her significant other to "find." For instructional purposes only, of course.