Character Interview by Karen Erickson + Giveaway

Filed in featured , Giveaways , Guest Post , Interview , Karen Erickson , The Latin Lover Posted on October 17, 2012 @ 7:00 am 29 comments

Today I am very happy to welcome back to Book Lovers Inc. not only Karen Erickson, author of many fabulous romance series, but also Rhett and Gabriella, the hero and heroine of Worth the Challenge, the latest story in the Worth It contemporary romance series about how three dashingly handsome and sexy brothers find love 😉 So please give a warm welcome to Karen, Rhett and Gabriella, read on about their magical trip and tell us about one of yours and you could win the first book in the Worth It series to get started! 😀 

(Thanks to the ladies of Book Lovers Inc. for hosting me as their guest today!)

Hey everyone!

Meet Rhett Worth:

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And meet Gabriella Durand:

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Together, they are the couple from the third book in the Worth It series, Worth the Challenge. And they were kind enough to join us today at Book Lovers Inc. to give all the readers a little insight into their relationship. Because when these two first met, the sparks were flying, let me tell ya.

Instead of me interviewing them though, I decided they should interview each other because you know, who knows each other better? Take it away you two!

Gabriella: *whispers beneath her breath* Stop looking at me like that.

Rhett: *grins at Gabriella* Looking at you like what?

G: You’re so bad.

R: Please. You love it.

G: Stop. *clears throat* Okay, Rhett. I want to know—what’s the first thing you thought when you met me at the Worth Building?

R: Um, that you looked a little out of place?

G: Ouch. Don’t be rude. I couldn’t help it that I wasn’t your usual glossy, fake blonde floozy.

R: Listen, you were a sweet, sometimes bumbling mess until my sister-in-law got her hands on you. Then she gave you that makeover that brought out your natural beauty. Not that you needed a makeover for me to notice you or anything…

G: Right, right, putting your foot in it as always. Sometimes, you have a terrible way with women. I don’t know how you were such a ladies’ man.

R: Ouch back at you, babe. *rubs his chest*

G: *smiles* Back to the makeover. Tessa was so good to me, taking me shopping.

R: That was my idea, you know.

G: Really?

R: *nods* Yeah. I sprung the Maui trip so quick on you I knew you had no time to prepare. I also knew you would never let me take you shopping so I asked Tessa to step in.

G: You’re right. I wouldn’t have let you take me shopping…then. But I would now. It might be fun. I might need your help in the dressing room with stubborn zippers and the like.

R: Now you’re talking my language.

G: Ahem. Moving on. Regarding the scent idea we came up with while we were on Maui—when I first told you about it, did you think it was a bad idea?

R: You really know how to ask the hard questions, huh? No, I didn’t think it was a bad idea. Unusual, yes. Hard to capture, most definitely. But then you proved you could do it and I knew we had a hit on our hands.

G: You gave yourself none of the credit when you were my inspiration. My muse, so to speak.

R: I’m flattered.

G: You’re still my muse. Creating the men’s cologne was all based on you, you know.

R: Oh, I know, babe. I’ll be your muse any time you want me.

G: You’re so bad.

R: And you love it.

G: *smiles softly* I love you.

R: Aw, don’t get all misty-eyed on me. You know I love you, too.

G: *sighs* Who knew that working together, we would fall in love?

R: I should’ve known. Happened to my brothers, too. Saps that they are, they fell head over heels for their women.

G: You’re a sap, too.

R: Whatever you say. Now come over here, sit on my lap and give me a kiss. I think this interview is just about over.

G: Sorry for Rhett’s abruptness everyone, but duty calls.

R: *lowers his voice to a growl* I’ll show you duty.

G: God Rhett, why does everything have to end up dirty with you?

Okayyy, let’s just end it at that. I hope you all enjoyed this brief glimpse of Rhett and Gabriella as they shared bits of their story from Worth the Challenge!

Special contest for Book Lovers Inc. blog readers! Comment to win a copy of the first book in the series, Worth the Scandal! Just answer this question: Where’s your favorite place to vacation? (Rhett’s and Gabriella’s is Maui, of course!)

Worth the Challenge by Karen Erickson

Together, they’re magic. Now to capture it in a bottle…

Book #3 in the Worth It series

For once in his errant life, Rhett Worth is ready to prove to his older brothers he’s more than good looks and a woman-melting smile. Except he’s screwed up. And it’s about to hit the fan as he prepares to tell them he’s failed to deliver the master perfumer, Michel Durand, to create Worth Luxury’s signature scent.

Then salvation walks through the boardroom door, all wrapped up in a petite, seductive package.

Gabriella Durand is prepared to beg the Worths to give her capricious father another chance. Instead, she finds the devastatingly handsome Rhett Worth offering it to her as if he’d planned it all along. And Gabriella, hungry to emerge from her father’s shadow, jumps at it.

Soon they’re in Maui to hunt for the perfect scent…and find it in the tropical breeze that washes across their entwined bodies. Now the pressure is on to capture that passion in a bottle—before they let love complicate the delicate mix. Before a whiff of betrayal threatens to destroy everything.

Read an excerpt here

Buy Worth the Challenge at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain | iBookstore

Bestselling romance author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read — sexy contemporary romance and sensual historical romance. Digitally published since 2006, she currently writes for Samhain Publishing and Carina Press. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

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There are TWO giveaways offered by Karen!

A Blog Giveaway

Karen has generously offered an ebook copy of the 1st book in the Worth It series: Worth the Scandal to a lucky commenter!

(For a chance to win Book #2 Worth the Risk click HERE.)

All you have to do is  answer Karen’s question: Where’s your favorite place to vacation?

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).

This giveaway is open to all!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, 27 October 2012; we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

And a Grand Prize Giveaway!

Karen is giving away a $50 giftcard (Amazon or B&N) to one lucky reader who follows her book tour.

Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For more chances follow the tour HERE.

This giveaway is open to all!

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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Join the Discussion
  • Patricia Eimer October 17, 2012 at 8:57 am

    What a cute interview! Can’t wait to read the book

  • Cathy P October 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I loved the interview! Really cute idea. My favorite place to vacation is New York City.

  • Cathy P October 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Since I haven’t read any of your books before, I would have to say that Rhett is my favorite Worth brother.

  • Joanne B October 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. My favorite place to vacation is in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. I love the beach.

  • erinf1 October 17, 2012 at 11:36 am

    thanks for a great post and congrats to karen on the new release! Sounds fabulous 🙂 If I were to go on vacation… which doesn’t seem like any time soon… siiigh… I’d love to go to the beach with my BF and my Kindle 🙂

  • Selina Williams October 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Rhett Worth. What a cool name. 🙂 My favorite vacation spot depends on what I’m into. For letting loose and partying you can’t beat New Orleans, but for relaxation and peace I prefer a beautiful log home we rent out for a week or so in the Great Smokey Mtns. Aaahhhh!

  • earlene gillespie October 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    My fav place to vacation is the beach, I just love the water, anywhere that has a beach would be great. I think i was a mermaid in another life. LOL

  • Michele H October 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Loved the interview! I would love to vacation anywhere near the water: ocean or freshwater. It doesn’t matter as long as I bring my husband along…

  • Laurel S October 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    What a great interview, I can tell I’ll like these two 🙂 As for favorite places to vacation I’m easy I like sun, a body of water and lots of quiet time. I love Maui (it’s where hubby and I went on our honeymoon) but I also love the Caribbean (where hubby and I are going for our 10th anniversary in January)

  • Lisa w October 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I think Rhett is my fav. so far. I love a vacation where you can realx and be alone!

  • Deborah October 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Great interview! Can’t wait to read the book!

  • Diane October 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    The only place I have been is Barbados and that was 38 years ago…Now I would love to take a cruise anywhere!!!

  • Diane October 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    The only place I have been is Barbados and that was 38 years ago…Now I would love to take a cruise anywhere!!!

    And I forgot my email address:
    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

  • LorettaLynn October 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Well i havent been to many place’s on vaction so i am going to have to say the mountains. I just love it there:)
    Great post, thank you for sharing

  • flchen1 October 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    We don’t have one favorite vacation destination–it’s fun to explore new places with the people you love 🙂 Up next might be Boston… or Washington DC!

  • Anna Patterson October 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I love a blog like this. Thanks for invite.

  • Tameka Green October 17, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I love to vacation in Jamaica West Indies. It’s so beautiful there plus I love to visit my family there.

  • Mary Preston October 18, 2012 at 4:52 am

    I love to head for the coast. Give me some sun, sand & sea & I’m happy.

  • Karen Erickson October 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Hey everyone thanks for stopping by! Love reading everyone’s favorite vacation spots. I like Maui (I was married there!), I like heading to the coast (Monterey CA is a fave spot) and the mountains. Anywhere I can go and relax, I enjoy! 🙂

  • laura October 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    My husband and I have always wanted to travel places like Montanna,Nebraska,Colorodo.

  • Shannon G. October 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    My favorite place would be country – small town, possibly mountainous or on the plains. Especially this time of the year! Just so beautiful.

  • JenM October 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I love anywhere near the ocean or in the mountains, but the Big Island of Hawaii is probably my favorite vacation spot.

  • Maureen October 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

    My favorite place to vacation is the beach, Chincoteague Island being a favorite.

  • Maureen October 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I haven’t read the series but I will pick Rhett as my favorite because of the great name.

  • Z October 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    My favorite place is Lake Tahoe, I lived there as a kid and loved it.

  • dian aesha October 22, 2012 at 7:08 am

    great interview,,,i love it..and i love the covers…make me speechless ^^
    nice to know you karen ^^, and my fav place is a beach ^^

  • lucia October 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

    My favourite place is Malta. I love places with rocks and beach, and if there is a sunny day my life is complete 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to read your book

  • Alaine October 23, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Rhett is my fave. 🙂 thanks for the chance!!

  • Laura October 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I’ve been to Ireland twice and loved it both times – it’s definitely one of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway – the book sounds great!

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