Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Falling for Mr. Wrong by Inara Scott #GuestPost #Giveaway

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Looking for Mrs. Right…

Single father of three, Ross Bencher, knows the kind of woman he wants: someone predictable, reliable, and safe, who can give his kids the security they deserve. Someone entirely different from high-altitude mountaineer Kelsey. Kelsey bewitches him with her long legs and wild passion and is about as far from his ideal as a woman can get, but try telling that to his body. Or his heart…

Falling for Mr. Wrong…

When Kelsey agreed to fill in as a temporary nanny for her best friend’s agency before a big climbing expedition, she had no idea she’d be working for drop-dead sexy Ross Bencher, a man she can’t seem to keep her hands off. She knows if she wants to bring herself—and her father—back alive from the Himalayan Mountains, she can’t afford second-guessing, attachments, or distractions. But Ross’s blue eyes and strong hands leave her gasping…and questioning everything she’s ever known about love…

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 200 pages
Release Date: November 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-289-0 
Imprint: Indulgence

**The Excerpt**

Falling for Mr Wrong

She considered walking out, but then the corner of his mouth quirked, just a little, and he reached out to tuck a long strand of her hair behind one ear. When he touched the edge of her jaw, a trail of goose bumps splintered down her spine.

She couldn’t turn away. Not from a man with a smile that reached right down inside her, or eyes that were sexy, yet warm, the kind that belonged to a man who spent a lot of his time laughing. A man who would spend the night and buy you breakfast in the morning.

“Well, to answer your question, I’m leaving tomorrow for Nepal.” The flutter between her legs grew to a throb.

“Dear God.” Ross pulled back, frowning. “Are you climbing Mount Everest?”

Kelsey smiled. “No. Annapurna, actually. Annapurna One.”

“There’s more than one of them?”

“It’s a section of peaks in the Himalayas. Annapurna One is the tallest. Not as big as Everest, but size isn’t everything.”

Ross waggled his eyebrows. “Anyone who says that is lying, you know.”

**The Guest Post**
I Believe in Love

One of the many criticisms lobbed at romance novels is that they're unrealistic because the characters fall in love at first sight. "People don’t fall in love that fast," the non-believers say. "It’s ridiculous. Totally unrealistic." 

I tend not to write books that have characters falling in love at first sight, but they do fall in lust . . . and that lust does turn to love. But I happen to think the whole process is completely realistic. Here’s how it works:

In Falling for Mr. Wrong, Kelsey and Ross meet up in a bar. Kelsey is on her way to Nepal, where she's going to climb a really big, really dangerous mountain. She's got some very important reasons for making the climb, but they don’t have much to do with fun. Because Kelsey’s not at all sure she's coming back. And that leaves her ready to do something she wouldn't normally do.

Kelsey watched Ross sit back down. He motioned across the room toward a waitress, who immediately gave him a simpering smile. She had a feeling women regularly turned into helpless adolescents around him. Six feet of muscle and shoulders you could set a truck on drew the initial gaze, but it was the intense blue eyes and deadly smile that made it impossible to look away. Something about Ross Bencher promised a night of sensual bliss, and that was precisely what she wanted.

Something crazy. Something different. Something that she’d never done before, and would never have the chance to do again.

Yes, they do fall into bed together, but no, they don’t fall instantly in love. How could they? They barely know each other! Still, after a crazy night together, a special bond has been created, and when they meet again, three years later, that bond is still there. Kelsey appears as a temporary nanny for Ross's kids, and Ross can't even pretend he doesn't remember her.

It should have taken him some time to place her. He should have had a moment of doubt before he remembered her name. Instead, he felt as if he’d just seen her the day before.

She gaped at him, her mouth falling open slightly. He waited for her to say something, but she was apparently as startled as he was, because no sound emerged.

The attraction was instant. Overwhelming. It had been three years, but he remembered her body as though it had been mapped onto his brain. Memories of their night together assaulted him. He tried to banish them, but images of long tangled hair and tanned skin lingered and burned behind his eyes.

Now after they get back together, the real fun begins. Because happily ever after can start with lust at first sight, but it’s got to become more. It's got to come from shared experiences and values, from supporting each other through disappointments and moments of doubt.

I know people think romance novels are unrealistic, but if you ask me, they’re the most realistic thing in the world. Because love does exist. And if you’re telling a story about love, lust isn’t such a bad place to start.

**About Inara Scott**
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Author Picture - Inara ScottBestselling author Inara Scott grew up on a steady diet of true love, heaving bosoms, and happily ever after. Romance inspired her first novel, penned at the age of 14, titled A Wild and Stormy Passion. Today, Inara writes anything and everything, including young adult fiction and adult romance. Inara loves to hear from readers, and can often be found avoiding actual work by playing on Twitter (@inarascott) and Facebook.

**The Giveaway**
One e-Book Copy of Rules of Negotiation by Inara Scott

Rules of Negotiation Cover

He let her make the rules…

NYC’s most eligible bachelor, Brit Bencher, is also known as The Slayer for his reputation in the boardroom…and the bedroom. And he’ll do anything to take care of his family, even seduce high-powered corporate attorney Tori Anderson in the hopes of getting her to reveal confidential information about one of her clients. But for the first time in his life, he finds he’s falling for a woman.

…and then he started to break them.

After juggling the demands of her career and the stress of caring for her ailing mother, Tori Anderson doesn’t have time for relationships—but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to feel like a woman. When Brit offers a no-strings attached fling, it sounds like exactly what she needs. But what will she do when Brit decides he won’t take “one night stand” for an answer? When Tori uncovers his lies, will he lose his chance with her forever?

One e-Book Copy of The Boss’s Fake Fiancee by Inara Scott

The Boss's Fake Fiancee Cover

Is she his worst nightmare…

No relationships, that’s billionaire Garth Solen’s rule–especially not with a woman like his new employee Melissa Bencher, who thinks with her heart and not her head. But all bets are off when Melissa’s attempt to make her jerk ex-boyfriend jealous by suggesting that she’s dating Garth. To protect his ailing grandmother, he is forced to play the part of Melissa’s adoring fiancĂ©.

…or a dream come true?

Melissa couldn’t begin to imagine all the trouble one impulsive act could cause. Now she’s trying on rings and posing for the paparazzi with her gorgeous boss. The game is clear: for one month, they play the part of an engaged couple, and then they part ways. No emotions. No entanglements. But when it comes to matters of the heart, Melissa’s never been good at following the rules…

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