Change of Harte by Brooke Harris – Guest Post

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.

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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

Book Piracy is a thing, apparently

If you’re my age or older, you might remember things called video tapes. And, you might remember (not sure about US audiences here), a short, usually gritty style ‘advert’ about video piraters. They’d be sat in a dingy room somewhere, making copies of the latest film and then selling them on a market stall. And then, there’d be a booming male voice that said:

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Joke. That just made me laught. What it actually said was:

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Let’s all be real here, pirating happens on the daily. Sites like Pirate Bay exist solely for this but I’m not about to wade into whether it’s wrong or right, justified or not. I always thought piracy was more about films and music, but this week, my friend, the lovely Brooke Harris, found her book on a book pirating site. I didn’t even know these things existed.

Of course, it’s easy to be biased. My book was free for five days and now it retails at 99c/77p – hardly bank breaking amounts. Would I be pissed off if it was being pirated on a website? Probably, yes. Was I shocked and disturbed when Brooke told us about what she’d found? Absolutely.

Writers know how hard it is to write. To take the simple idea of story and actually turn it into one. To flesh out characters, to say goodbye to your social life, husband, kids, whatever when that spark ignites. To try not to cry at editing or formatting. To get people to know your book exists and then to part ways with money for it. To deal with online trolls and bullies. But………

It’s less than a dollar or a pound. I mean, really? Back in the day, a video was a tenner. A CD more than that. But a kindle book from a self-published author?

I’m not sure I can overturn my bias on this one. And I don’t usually do bias.

What are your views? I’d love to know what everyone else thinks about it – I had zero idea that this kind of thing even happened. Maybe I’ve just lived a sheltered life!

And, do check out Brooke Harris and her sexy book, Rules of Harte. It’s super hot, probably NSFW unless you have a little bit of privacy and it won’t dent your bank balance  because right now, to take these piraters down to size, it’s free! I’m hoping to get her on for a guest blog post soon, too.

Download it on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk and follow her on Twitter: @BrookeHarris_