Whoop!! Sexy Julian is BACK! Erotica author extraordinaire Brooke Harris is back with the sequel to the fabulous Rules of Harte and on 24th November, Change of Harte will be available to buy. I’m so, so excited to get Brooke onto WaW for a Q & A session. So, ladies, get ready…

But before you get too excited, let’s rewind.

Give us a quick introduction to your lead characters?
Eva (Evangeline Andrews) is starting over. She’s a New Jersey Girl in Dublin and desperate to be normal, but the secret she carries around is almost as hard to hide as her accent.

Julian Harte is hot, smart and a complete alpha as*hole.  He enjoys a challenge, but is always left sadly disappointed by his opponents. Then he meets Eva…

Visual representation of the characters?
Oh God I just love this part. Okay, so if I was Casting Director for the film I’d so be begging Josh Duhamel to play Julian. 6’2’’, dark brown eyes, dark brown hair, sallow skin. Have you seen that man in a three-piece-suit? Holy-hotness. All smoldering and broody. Yummy.

Julian Harte Josh

Eva is your understated beauty. 5’5’’, mousy-brown straight hair and bright green eyes.  Katie Holmes would be perfect. Think her Dawson Creek days.

Katie Holmes as Eva

 
What gets them out of bed in the mornings?
Eva is all about building a new life for herself, hiding her past and keeping her head down. All while freaking out about how to avoid the attention she’s attracting from her new boss.

For Julian? Bed is boring. He doesn’t spend much time in it. He can think of far more interesting places for a little *ahem*

What do we need to know about them?
They’re both good people, despite not always knowing that about each other. One of them is as broken as the other, but together they make a whole.

What do the both of they keep in their pockets/purses?
Eva has Watermelon Lip balm, some Clear Mascara and a folded invitation to a Black Tie Ball. She most likely has some dollars mixed in with the euros in her wallet.

Julian is far too much of an enigma to know what’s in his pockets *sigh*

What’s your favourite line from the book?
“You’re beautiful always, Evangeline but you’re perfect when you smile. You smile when you come.”

What can we expect from the sequel/your next book?    
Change of Harte (Harte, #2) is out November 24th. I’m so excited to continue Julian and Eva’s story. Fans get to know the characters much better. I had so much fun writing this book. It was a bit like hanging out with old friends. Here’s what it’s all about…

Julian vows to put what Eva needs above what he wants. But what if she needs the truth?

Evangeline Andrews is home. Well, near enough. Even though she carries a crumbled piece of paper with her mother’s address in New Jersey on the back, she has an endless list of excuses not to visit. But unknown to Eva, the past is about to visit her. And it’s not accepting excuses.

Julian Harte is content to let whiskey and sex fill the Eva-shaped hole in his bed until he discovers the man who almost destroyed her is back in her life. Letting Eva go is no longer an option. But Julian will have to face his own demons when he leaves Dublin, and helping Eva will expose the secrets behind his games. Secrets which could leave her hating him forever.

Round Two. Game on. This time there are no rules.

O. M. G. Talk about hotness! Roll on November 24th. You can get yourself ready for Julian by getting your hands on Rules of Harte until then and you can also get in touch with Brooke on the following links. Go spread the world!

Rules of Harte on Amazon

Follow Brooke on Twitter – @brookeharris_

Find Brooke on Facebook – BrookeHarrisWrites

Blog – www.brookeharrisauthor.wordpress.com

This morning, I woke up and stumbled out into the wintery cold feeling *slightly* hungover after some red wine indulgence last night. I opened up my twitter and a smile plastered onto my face when I read a tweet sent by someone who’d just finished Together Apart and stayed up until 5:30am to finish it. I honestly can’t even tell you how happy I was. I’ve had three in total now and each one spurs me on.

Back in the day, if you wanted to let someone know you liked their book, music, artwork etc, you’d have to do it the old fashioned way with a pen and paper. You’d mail it off to a PO box somewhere and, if you were lucky, you’d get a response weeks later. IF you were lucky.

These days, that’s all changed. Now we have Facebook, twitter, instagram and so much more to show our appreciation for something that rocks our world and all I can say is: thank you techy Gods. It’s such a nice feeling to get a message from someone who’s appreciated your hard work, especially when you’re feeling a bit bleh (ok, it was self-induced but still).

So – thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who’s left a review, tweeted and/or Facebooked me to share their thoughts. It means a lot.

xx

It’s that time again! Remember back in May there was a competition to win a Kindle Fire? Well, it’s happening again, and it’s stupidly easy. And, my book is up for grabs too. All you gotta do is click below to enter…take a peek at the other books up for grabs too. Good luck! x

 

The Giveaway

kindle_fire_feature_three

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Deals from Our Sponsors

Click Image to Visit Purchase Page!

hidden shade truly prescription darkangel

purple open the box Night. Woman In  Mysterious Forest Launching Handmade Paper Cran

firstmoon Portrait Of Beautiful Young Girl Lying On Asphalt anothernew Guardians roadside

writtenheart together clementine breakers endure

Just Another Book Bitch BLOG

Just Another Book Bitch BLOG

warrior grave eatingsarah madeforget avoidable

Noru honeymoon nebraska omnibus hooked

descendents blog
The Descendents Blog

marg rightheart summer innocence takencall

fractured healme deadgirls storm hunting

Justice jaded myriad invisible mistaken

apprentice mailchimp sometimesran angels shytomorrow

I am BEYOND excited. Finally, Ms Caroline Batten is publishing her ace book, #Forfeit on 31st July 2014. I’ve been reading drafts of this for some time and she’s super talented, so I’m chuffed to have her on the blog for a quick Q & A. Without any further ado, I give you:

Forfeit Advert_Beige

Give us a quick introduction to your lead characters?

Daisy’s 25 years-old and into dance music, up-cycling old leather jackets handbags into couture handbags and increasing her high heel collection. She’s teaching overconfident posh kids at a private school in the Lakes. It’s hardly her dream job, but she’s got bugger all option after Finn, her actor husband, threw her out.

Xander is our eye candy. He’s a trained chef, but is currently working as a glorified holiday rep.

Visual representation of the characters?

Daisy’s 5’2” with white blonde curly hair and isn’t what she would call, conventionally pretty. Oh, she has a tiny diamond nose-piercing. In the movie, I’d love Juno Temple to play her.

Forfeit Advert_Daisy_nodate

Xander’s 22, 6’1”, dark blond hair with brown eyes. He’s a total piece of ass and a veritable Knight-In-Shining-Cricket-Pads. 🙂 6-pack abs, fabulous smile… the stereotypical hero. Max Irons could so play him.

Forfeit Advert_Xander_nodate

What gets them out of bed in the mornings?

Daisy has to get up to walk her dog, Birkin (named after her dream handbag) and if it’s not a school day, then she’ll be sanding skirting boards in the house she’s renovating.

Xander gets out of bed because Daisy’s not in it.

What do we need to know about them?

At a party, they and three friends, play Forfeit, the ultimate game of dares. Daisy’s dare is to kiss Xander and the simple kiss ignites their relationship. But £25,000 is up for grabs and the game’s called Forfeit for good reason.

What do the both of they keep in their pockets/purses?

Her: Phone, lip balm, ball for Birkin, purse with £20 in it on a good day, cigarettes, I ♥ Ibiza lighter. And her Forfeit dare card.

Him: Phone, wallet (which has a dried daisy stashed inside – a memento from the day they met). And his Forfeit dare card.

What’s your favourite line from the book?

‘I want my own restaurant and I want… you.’ He glanced back at her, shaking his head. ‘Seriously, I don’t know what you’ve done, but it’s killing me. The other week I actually stood in Boots smelling shampoos, trying to find the one you use. It’s coconut and lime, right?’

What can we expect from the sequel/your next book?    

When Patrick’s photographed in flagrante with a local beauty queen, his father delivers an ultimatum: one more newspaper scandal and Patrick will be disowned – no house and no job at the family veterinary practice. Desperate not to lose his easy life in the country, Patrick needs to avoid trouble – and girls like ex-ballerina, Libby. She’s cast a Wicca spell to summon a new love: good-looking, honest, non-brown eyes, English, likes animals… in a nutshell, Patrick. But fighting Libby’s love spell will be the least of Patrick’s problems when an old lady dies from a ketamine overdose. The drug was stolen from his surgery and she’s the third woman to die in as many months. Tongues will wag.

Distraction is set in the same village as #Forfeit, so fans can expect familiar faces to pop up. It’s due for publication in February 2015.

Eek. I’m a huge fan of this #Forfeit (and Distraction – I’m a lucky girl having read it already 🙂 ) You can download #forfeit from 31st July, and you can also get in touch with Caroline on the following links. Go spread the world!

www.carolinebatten.co.uk

Twitter: @daisy_fitz

http://www.wattpad.com/user/DaisyFitz

 

So, I haven’t been making too much of a song and dance about it because I didn’t want to be annoying, but on the last check, Together Apart was sitting at number 76 in the Amazon.co.uk Romance chart, and number 53 in New Adult.

O.M.G

Celebration toast with champagne

The last few days have seen it really start to sell, and it just occurred to me, sitting here, that it’s a huge achievement – one which I’m very, very proud of. The idea of all those people reading it is exhilarating, and also, bloody petrifying. Knee-shaking, stomach–turningly terrifying. And, shortly, it’ll be available to readers on non-Kindle devices too. Gulp.

I’ve had some bad reviews, of course. I always knew I would – unfortunately there’s no such thing as a book that everyone loves, but they’ve been few and far between.

When Together Apart got through to the Authonomy Editor’s Desk, a fellow writer friend gave me a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. I still haven’t opened it, as I was waiting for a more tangible achievement – something that felt more real.

This is. It does.

So, it’s champers time! And I am absolutely, positively not going to sit here refreshing my screen every hour to check my sales and rank.

x

p.s. that might have been a tiny, white lie