Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday Coffee Talk: Guest Author, Rae Winters

Welcome to Thursday Coffee Talk! Today we continue our blog tour of Arrow Publications and Lady Leo Publishing. Our guest today is the multi-talented , Rae Winters whose book  UNFINISHED BUSINESS, first book in the Girlfriends Series launched her introduction into eBooks and Lady Leo Publishing Company.

Rae Winters started writing romantic short stories and poetry over seven years ago and, she has been writing them ever since. An avid reader of romance, erotica, fiction, historical and mystery books, she decided to spin her own tales. She has sold six Cub Bites confession e-books, and she has three books that have been released as Apple Apps through Arrow Publications and MyRomanceStory.com. She has published book reviews, sensual poems, and confession stories for five national women’s confession/romance magazine.  Rae is currently working on several erotica tales, short stories, and her first women’s fiction novel. Her first book for Red Rose Publishing is due out in August 2010.


Blurb For UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  

Sydney Harris is ten days from walking down the aisle when her fiancé, Lance Edwards, develops cold feet. He skips town taking a transfer to the Washington, D.C. office. She's devastated, but sometimes trouble is a blessing in disguise.
Two years ago, Sydney dropped handsome Phoenix Sanders, a construction worker. She believed she’d been wasting her time with him, and he wasn’t serious about marriage. But when she proposes a marriage of convenience she will find out just how wrong shed been.

Excerpt:
Nix came to the door, towel draped against his sculptured body, moisture from his recent shower dripping down his chest. He looked good enough to eat. My fantasy from yesterday’s business meeting came back in real time, as I stood there mesmerized by his body.


"Sydney, what are you doing here?"

"I need to talk to you, Nix."

"Make this quick, I've got an early call tomorrow morning," he said, opening the door wide enough for me to pass through.

My nose honed in on his after-shower-scent and I found myself wishing to join him in the shower as we had done many times before: showering, making love, and then showering again.

"This is a beautiful house, Nix. You just moved in?" I asked. We were surrounded by unopened boxes.

"Yeah, I moved in on Saturday."

"May I see the house, Nix?"

He didn't answer me, but he did shake his head which I took as a yes. I went exploring. The basement level was unfinished, and the main floor had a spacious kitchen, formal dining room, and a huge living room. Eagerly, I climbed the stairs to the second level, and found three bedrooms. Two of them were big enough for a nursery and a combination library-study.

I walked into his master bedroom which was the largest of the three bedrooms. It was elegantly furnished, and the walls had crown molding.

"Is this your work? I like what you're doing to it, celery green wall paint, and my favorite is the French doors. Where does that door lead to?"

"Sydney, did you come here to talk, or to see my new home?"

I could hear the annoyance in Nix's voice.

"I'm sorry. You know my passion for decorating a room. I think if you put the sleigh bed against the right wall, and not the left, it will give you even more space."

"I'm a foreman now, and I have to be in Staten Island at five A. M., so say whatever you have to say, now!"

Nix was now standing in front of me; his sherry-chocolate eyes smoldered me, and stopped me in my tracks. I slowly backed away from him, feeling sexually threatened. He smelled so good, his chest glistened, and I wanted, no needed to touch him. I fought my inward desires, because I was wet with need, and I needed to talk to him...
~*~

Can you describe your favorite hero/heroine?
My heroes are take charge kind of men, but at the same time can be tender to their women. He would rub her feet after a hard day at the office, run her bath water, and tuck her into bed seeing to her physical needs above his own. He isn’t without flaws—stubborn, audacious at times, but sexy, and great in bed.


My heroines are independent, strong, and feisty women who aren’t afraid of going after the men in their lives. They will protect their men at all cost. Even going up against whoever would hurt them—ex-lovers, family members, etc. Together they’re unstoppable—passionate, and they would light up the sheets.

To add to the fun this week, Rae is giving away an ebook copy of her new book! Just leave a comment to  enter your chance to win!  Reader Question: How would you react if you discovered the office vixen touching your boyfriend in an inappropriate manner? This is the man you love. You've been living with him for the past two years. Would you be quick to judge him based on the evidence before you?

You can learn more about Rae and her books at http://www.raewinters.com/

Thanks Rae! Join us next week when we welcome another author of Lady Leo Publishing and Arrow Publications on their summer blog tour!  

Until next time~
Amanda

9 comments:

Genella deGrey said...

Hi Amanda, hi Rae!

I would make sure they both got an eyeful of my burning expression, then turn and leave the room. If he's innocent, he'll come after me and explain. And if he doesn't . . . I'd have my answer.

:)
G.

Amanda McIntyre said...

Would that be before or after I took that b****h to the floor? ;) And maybe called the locksmith to change my locks.

You indicate this is the man you love...do we assume that he feels the same? Cuz I would think that he ought to be slapping her hand away without a thought!!

Was this at work, btw??? Oh the webs we weave...

well said G. I've seen variations on your the burning expression.

Amanda

buybooksonline said...

Great review thanks. I'm off to order my copy now.

Candy Caine said...

Great excerpt, Rae! Then again, you never dissappoint.

Genella deGrey said...

Hehe! Thanks Amanda. So have my kids. LOL

Rae Winters said...

Genella,
I just returned today from cruising the Western Caribbean—Cozumel, Mexico, Isla Roatan, Honduras, Belize, and Costa Maya, Mexico. My days of lying on a lounge chair with a drink in my hand, just chilling. No laptop, no cell phone, well its back to reality.
Chantál gave Drew an earful. Needless to say their romantic three-day weekend to Martha’s Vineyard was cancelled. Chantál couldn’t forget what she saw and of course Drew had an explanation.

Rae Winters said...

Amanda,
Drew was waiting in the lobby for Chantál, at her office when Selena approached him. I agree, Drew should have slapped her hands. His explanation was he saw Chantál from the corner of his eyes. Will she forgive him? Their love affair is my latest ebook, A Taste of Passion. Book three from the Romance Series.

Rae Winters said...

Buybooksonline,
Thank you. The Girlfriends Series is more on the lines of Chick Lit. Now my Romance Series is a little racy.

Rae Winters said...

Thank you, Candy.