FRESH FICTION CONTEST
*contest runs until May 31, 2016
FRESH FICTION CONTEST
*contest runs until May 31, 2016
Total Surrender is only 99 pennies at these retailers for a limited time:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1DPHNpC
I’m super excited to team up with Laura Kaye for a paperback giveaway!
We both have awesome new books coming out soon, and you can enter to win a paperback of my WICKED EDGE _and_ Laura’s RIDE HARD on the posts we have up on both of our pages – one winner will win both books on each page. To enter, Head on over to our author pages on Facebook, COMMENT and LIKE!
Sharing would be greatly appreciated, too! Open to international.
Ends at noon EST on May 1. And don’t forget to check out our new books! Go!
RIDE HARD, by Laura Kaye
Get a bonus story for grabbing Ride Hard by 4/30 (U.S.): http://avonromance.hc.com/laurakaye
WICKED EDGE, by Rebecca Zanetti
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rebecca_Zanetti_Wicked_Edge?id=Mk5fBwAAQBAJ
Rebecca, thank you for hosting me today and allowing me to corrupt, …. er I mean share with your readers some of my thoughts and pictures of hot bad boys.
Hi everyone, my name is Debra Elise and I write contemporary and romantic suspense. My debut novel, Saving Maverick, a sports romance, just released on April 4th. Since my hero is a hot bad boy baseball player, I thought it’d be fun to discuss the best ah, parts of the game. Like the sometimes form-fitting jerseys that show off the players muscled biceps and triceps or the tight pants which hug the gluteus maximus and show off the thigh muscles ever so fine. Or the difference between a cut ball pitch and a slider, but I digress.
Now don’t get me wrong I watch the players, I mean the baseball game for many reasons. For example, I really enjoy it when they run the bases and if in doing so I notice how that action showcases the for mentioned derriere and thigh muscles, well who am I to complain? However, in all seriousness I grew up around a baseball field. My family spent all our time at games either coaching, playing, keeping score or most importantly, watching.
To this day the smell of freshly mowed grass brings back childhood memories of heading to the ballfield at the crack of dawn for tournaments and concession stand hotdogs and Fritos smothered in chili (which still makes me nauseous just thinking of that combo, but that’s a whole different story).
So, who here loves baseball? But more importantly the men who play the game? You can’t see me, but my hand is raised and waving frantically. Right now I’m thinking about a few of my favorite players, one in particular. He’s fictitious, and looks a lot like Chris Pine. He’s a bit broken but where women are concerned, he’s quite the catch.
His name is Maverick Jansen and in my book, Saving Maverick, he’s the star pitcher who goes through a life changing event which sends him reeling and he handles it… not so well. The team owner needs the help of a top public relations expert, Kelsey Sullivan, who has some issues of her own when it comes to egotistical playboy baseball players.
Mav and Kelsey’s attraction is instant, yet too many obstacles stand in their way. Baseball brings them together, but it also might be the very reason that keeps them from their happily ever after.
In the comments below, share with me your favorite team or player, if you have one. And if you just watch the game for the… uniforms, who am I to judge? 😉
In my house, we root for the Mariners and right now, Robinson Cano is killing it with four homeruns just five games into the season. And he fills out his uniform quite nicely. Not that I’ve noticed or anything.
SAVING MAVERICK by Debra Elise (The Outlaws of Baseball, Book One)
Maverick Jansen and Kelsey Sullivan fall into a complicated game of PR strategy by day and searing passion by night where they both find a new meaning to fast and hard.
He needs someone like her …
Rand ‘Maverick’ Jansen has what it takes to be the star pitcher of the Idaho Outlaws—talent, talent and more talent. Trouble is, since his younger brother’s death in a car wreck, a mysterious ‘injury’ to Mav’s throwing arm has him sidelined. And trying to find solace in a series of all-too public drunken parties isn’t aiding his cause with the league, or the team’s owner. If Mav doesn’t accept help to work out his grief and repair his reputation, he may end up in the dugout for good. He just didn’t expect that help to come from a gorgeous little spitfire in sexy stiletto heels.
She needs to stay far away from guys like him …
Kelsey Sullivan is a publicist, and a good one. She’s not a big fan of bad boy baseball players. But when the owner of the Outlaws, a close friend, asks her to take his star pitcher from media strike out to home run, she has to say yes. But she’d rather eat her favorite Chanel purse. Mav Jansen is everything she’s spent her adult life staying far, far away from—a sports celebrity who seems to consider the world his personal playground. She just didn’t expect him to be quite so gorgeous and irresistible.
When life throws them a curve ball, is it too late to learn that love can save them both?
PPS – I’ll be in Las Vegas from April 13th-16th at the RT Booklovers Convention. I’ll be signing at the Giant Book Fair on the 16th from 10:30-2:00p at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and I would love to see you! If you’re in the area, they have day passes still available. https://www.rtconvention.com
Debra Elise lives with her husband and their two sons in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She loves to read, nap, write, and watches entirely too much T.V. (Blacklist and Mr. Robot are two of her current obsessions). She also enjoys hanging out with other author-type individuals and teasing her three ‘boys’ into displaying their killer smiles. Most days find her carpooling, avoiding laundry and daydreaming about her characters and how to make them come alive for her readers.
Hi All! It has been a while since I blogged, and deadlines have been pretty crazy but fun. Keep an eye out for WICKED BURN, which releases in June and includes a Dark Protector novella called TALEN. Right now just the ebook is available for preorder, but the print book should be up for preorder sometime in April.
Conference and signing season kicks off next month with the Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. I like Vegas, and I’m exited to go back.
If you’re not attending the conference, there’s a Giant Book Fair on Saturday, April 16th from 10:30 to 2:00 at the Rio, Pavilion Ballroom. I think it might be $10 to get in, but there will be 650 authors selling books and giving away goodies. So make sure to stop by and say hi. They put us in alphabetical order, so look for the Z’s, and I’m there. 🙂
If you are attending the conference, here’s my schedule:
Wednesday, April 13, 11:00am-12:00pm, Tropical D
Whether he’s a vampire, biker, Viking, soldier, Highlander, cowboy, cop, or a billionaire who likes to tie you up the alpha male is still the rage. Join three authors for a frank discussion about how Alphas appeal to independent, intelligent, and strong women. What works, what doesn’t, and is there even a line? In a humorous, fun, and informative way, we’ll explore those stubborn, wounded men, the appeal of the Alpha fantasy, and why being a feminist who reads romance is not an oxymoron.
Moderator: Asa Maria Bradley
Wednesday, April 13, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Amazon L
Come mix with the authors of the Rising Storm series and go to a goodie-loaded scavenger hunt throughout Storm, Texas! Visit the Storm Oak, Murphy’s Pub, Cuppa Joe, and other locations in Storm as you mingle with authors, learn about Storm’s places and characters, and play for a chance to win one of the 100 swag bags to be awarded to those who complete the hunt! Come join the fun!
Host(s): J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner), Lexi Blake (aka Sophie Oak), Dee Davis, Larissa Ione, Lisa Mondello, Jennifer Probst, Christopher Rice, Rebecca Zanetti, R.K. Lilley
Wednesday, April 13, 2:45pm-3:45pm, Tropical A
As careers expand, unfortunately, so do waistlines, stress levels, and butts. Join these authors and industry professional in a frank discussion of how they’ve collectively lost more than 150 pounds while taking charge of their health and maintaining successful careers. Our writing journeys are all unique, as are our health issues and ways to lose weight, so pop in for some tangible, doable tips and tricks. We’ll have tips, books, and goodies to give away!
Moderator: Rebecca Zanetti
Thursday, April 14, 10:00am-11:00am, Tropical A
The panelists from last year’s standing-room only “Writing Fast” are back with more advice on getting high word counts and dealing with deadlines, time management, expectations, and meltdowns. It is possible to write a book in a month — and the need can arise for authors pursuing a serious career in today’s fast-paced publishing world. Join three multipublished authors in a frank discussion where they’ll share practical tips for writing fast, meeting deadlines, and keeping sane.
Moderator: Laura Kaye
Thursday, April 14, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Tropical D
Do you have a rich fantasy life? Have you dreamed of making that world a reality? Join this panel of NYT and USA Today National Bestselling authors as they discuss the in’s and out’s of building a unique and dynamic romance world. During this interactive discussion, they’ll share the secrets to getting ideas onto the page and how to avoid common pitfalls when creating a brand new universe or even fitting inside the universe we already live in.
Moderator: Carrie Ann Ryan
If you love body art and want to add a temporary tattoo from your favorite series, join New York Times Bestselling authors for a party to remember. We’ll have temporary logo and series tattoos, drinks, prizes, books, and giveaways in this body inking Vegas event!
Thursday, April 14, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Amazon S
Host(s): Rebecca Zanetti, Jay Crownover, Laura Kaye, Carrie Ann Ryan, Donna Grant, Kristen Ashley, Lora Leigh, Helena Hunting
Thursday, April 14, 5:15pm-6:45pm, Amazon A
What’s Las Vegas without a wedding? Come get hitched with your favorite authors from Kensington! Mingle with our “Brides to Be,” who will be signing copies of some of their latest releases while you indulge in wedding-themed treats. We’ll be giving away plenty of goodies and books for all of our RT “Maidens of Honor” (and “Best Men,” too!), but be sure to come early so you can get your first picks!
Host(s): Sonali Dev, Amanda Bonilla (aka Mandy Baxter), Rebecca Zanetti, Michele Grant, Sarah Title, Pintip Dunn, Desiree Holt, Mary Jo Putney, Lutishia Lovely (aka Zuri Day), Kate McMurray, Jeffe Kennedy, Ella Quinn, Sarah Hegger, Cat Johnson, Sally MacKenzie, Jill Shalvis
Friday, April 15, 12:20pm-1:20pm, Brasilia 7
1,001 Dark Nights is setting off fireworks! Come join us for a toast, some nibbles and fab swag. Mix and mingle with the brightest lights in the contemporary and paranormal genres while you learn their secrets and win prizes at this starstudded event — hosted by the 1,001 Dark Nights co-creators, M.J. Rose and Liz Berry.
Guest(s): , Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn), Shayla Black, Lexi Blake (aka Sophie Oak), Heather Graham, Donna Grant, Larissa Ione, Laura Kaye, J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner), Laurelin Paige, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby, Christopher Rice, Carrie Ann Ryan, Rebecca Zanetti
I’m also a featured author signing at the Saturday FAN-tastic Day Party from 6:00-6:45. So if you get the Saturday day pass, or if you’re attending the conference, definitely find me during the party because I will have books to give away! 🙂