Please give a warm Book Lovers welcome Inez Kelley who convinced the heroine and hero of her upcoming publication “SWEET AS SIN” to share their thoughts with respect to their love story. We hope you enjoy John and Livvy’s review as much as we did!! Stay tuned till the end and answer the question for your chance to win!
Hi all! And thanks to the Book Lovers Inc. crew for letting me stop by. When I was invited to blog, they gave me several options like interviewing them or reviewing my own book, etc. Hands down, I knew what I wanted to do. I had to bring the hero and heroine from SWEET AS SIN with me for an interview.
JOHN: What’s with this hero shit? I’m nobody’s hero.
LIVVY: *Elbows his gut* Shut up and let her finish, Murphy. And you’re my hero. You’re not so big and bad.
JOHN: I’m not a hero.
LIVVY: *teeth clenched* We’ll discuss romance labels later, okay? Just shut up.
INEZ: As I was saying, the uhm… main characters in my book Sweet as Sin are John Murphy and Livvy Andrews. I asked them to join me today so I could introduce them and tell you a little bit about their story.
JOHN: *glaring* Don’t you think you’ve told enough? The damn story is nearly 500 pages long.
INEZ: Hey! You came to me! You wanted your story told!
JOHN: You write erotic romance. I wanted you to write a hot little number about me nailing the next-door neighbor but no, you dug into stuff that was none of your
INEZ: If you open a door, I’m walking through it. I write more than erotic romances. I write straight contemporary, and comedy and fantasy. Everything I write has a story —a good one— behind it.
LIVVY: She’s right, honey. There’s a lot more to you than just what’s in your pants.
JOHN: *grumpily* I wanted her to write about me in your pants, not shit in my past.
INEZ: Can we get back to the interview, please? *John rolls his eyes* Thank you. Let’s start with Livvy since John is breathing through his nose like a bull. You knew from the first minute that John just wanted to get you into bed and called him on it. So tell us what made you stick around.
LIVVY: Have you looked at him? He’s gorgeous. *John grins* But that’s just physical. Murphy acts all tough and gruff and has a mouth like a drunk trucker but he’s a marshmallow. There’s a good heart underneath all that muscle and it’s just as vulnerable as any poet’s.
*John’s grin turns to a frown*
JOHN: Did you just call me a sissy-assed poet?
LIVVY: *arches one brow* Your balls are intact. The words ‘sissy-assed’ did not pass my lips.
INEZ: Okay, back on track again… John, tell me about Livvy. Other than physical, what attracted you to her?
JOHN: She’s smart. She’s independent. She doesn’t let me get away with shit. When I’m being a dick, she calls me on it and goes nose to nose with me, never backing down. She’s stubborn and… she takes care of me. I’ve… I’ve never really had that. It’s nice.
INEZ: Do I detect a crack in that tough-guy armor you always wear?
JOHN: *Jaw tightening* Okay, that’s it. You think I was a demanding asshole? Just wait. I’ve seen the inside of your head. I know the characters lurking in there. I’m shoving a few hard-asses forward. Let’s see if you’re so damn cocky after dealing with them.
INEZ: *gasp* You wouldn’t!
JOHN: *Eyes narrowed* Watch me. You laid all my secrets out there like a blanket. You can’t do shit to me now.
INEZ: Wanna bet?
JOHN: What the hell does that mean?
INEZ: Don’t mess with me, hero-boy. You know what I did to Bryton in Salome at Sunrise.
JOHN: That was fantasy. This is a contemporary. A FINISHED single-title contemporary. You can’t change things now.
INEZ: Ever heard of a freebie website vignette? *smirking, scribbles on a sheet of paper and hands it to Livvy*
LIVVY: *gulping* Oh boy.
JOHN: What? We have a book, with an ending. There’s even a damn epilogue. What more could she do?
*Livvy passes paper to John*
*John reads, goes pale, and swallows*
JOHN: Oh shit. You are an evil, evil bitch, know that?
INEZ: I’d like to write more but John stormed out muttering curse words and Livvy raced out to calm him down. I hope you don’t let his surliness put you off reading Sweet as Sin. His story truly was enlightening for me and it explains why he is such an asshole at times. He irritates me but I do love the big lughead. So does Livvy. I hope you do as well.
John will be fine. Livvy will talk him down and they will cope. He just doesn’t deal with change well. He’d better learn to adapt though… and to change a few diapers. *wink*
Available: January 31, 2011
She was made for sin. Sin was something he knew intimately.
John Murphy is tormented by nightmares. A bestselling young-adult author, he writes the ultimate fantasy: stories where good always triumphs. He knows better. His past has shown him the worst in people—and in himself. When he moves next door to the sexy, vibrant Livvy—a woman completely unlike his usual one-night stands—he’s driven to explore every curve of her delicious body.
Pastry chef Livvy knows that giving in to the temptation that is John Murphy won’t lead to anything permanent, but she deserves a passionate summer fling. John discovers she’s as sweet as the confections she bakes while Livvy slowly unravels his secrets. But what will happen when she uncovers them all?
Inez Kelley lives in the Midwest in a house affectionately called The Brady Bunch place. She spends most of her time in a cramped little office (Alice’s room) surrounded by a multitude of books, a plastic gecko and her computer. The growing horde of dust bunnies, her children’s request for meals and a never-ending laundry pile vie for her attentions.