Desiree Holt interviews Brady Calhoun of BLITZED

Brady Calhoun is a star football player for the Tampa Bay Rough Riders. He may be a ladies BLITZEDman but he’s always stayed out of trouble…until trouble finds him and he becomes everyone’s scandal sheet target.  Amy Lavalle is a star writer for Today doing articles on high profile people. She was a hot commodity in the business…until the magazine got a new owner and he wanted her to toss out her scruples. For both of them, the best thing is to head out of town to someplace no one will find them. What a coincidence they end up in side by side cottages at a seaside Florida town. Neither is looking for a hookup but they didn’t count on the mind-blowing electricity crackling between them. And they only know each other’s first names! When a sprained ankle has them setting up housekeeping together, the flame burns even hotter. Until Brody’s agent arrives for a visit, spots Amy as a reporter, and is convinced she hunted Brady down for a story. Will Brady and Amy find a way to get past this and hold onto each other

We managed to snag Brady today for a quick interview between his daily run on the beach and his efforts to stay out of trouble with Amy. The latter doesn’t seem to be happening.

Question: Brady, I think everyone would like to know first of all how this scandal blew up the way it did.

Brady: You can chalk it up to my stupidity. Really. “Shakes head.” This isn’t me. I focus on my team and playing the best I can. I guess I’ve been kind of a ladies man, and this time managed to hook up with the wrong female.

Question: Wrong in what way?

Brady: I didn’t know she was nuts. I mean, when I told her it was time to move on, she broke into my house and wrecked it, then did the same to hers. And told people it was my fault. Can you believe it?

Question: I guess a lot of people do. Chuckles Otherwise you wouldn’t be hiding out of town until it blows over.

Brady: Right. I’d just like people to know that’s not who I am. I enjoy women but I also respect them.

Question: So if you’re supposed to stay away from women until this blows over, what’s this I hear about you hooking up with the cute female in the cottage next to yours?

Brady: “big smile” Amy’s really special. She’s smart and savvy and doesn’t take crap from anyone. “Another grin” Especially me.

Question: How did you meet? I mean, some people are next door neighbors for years and never even say hello.

Brady: Believe it or not, I was coming back from a jog on the beach and nearly passed out on her steps from dehydration. Who ever thought forgetting a bottle of water would have such lucky results?

Question: So where do you see this going?

Brady: I think speculating would be a very bad idea here. I want to respect Amy’s privacy as she respects mine. Whatever happens, happens.

Question: Wow! Playing it close to the vest. Right?

Brady: Trying to be sensible. Football season is coming up and training camp opens pretty soon. That has to be my focus.

Question: So you’re saying this won’t go anywhere?

Brady: I’m not saying that at all. In fact, I’m not saying a thing.

Question: But you’re in a very romantic situation here, side by side cottages on the beach, on the shores of Estero Bay, in a typical Florida beach town. What could be more romantic?

Brady: “rakes fingers through hair” I promised myself I wouldn’t get into anything like that topic. I can’t seem to keep my foot out of my mouth. “Grins”

Question: What I’m getting here is that you’re playing all of this close to the chest. Can you give us any kind of hint as to what’s in your future?

Brady: A winning season for the Rough Riders, I hope. What happens with Amy? “winks” Don’t know about that. Like I said, I’m keeping that playbook closed to anyone’s eyes.

Question: A lot of ladies are going to be mighty disappointed if you take yourself off the market.

Brady: “grins” Next question?

Question: Okay, okay. I see I’m not going to get anything else out of you. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Fort Myers Beach. And good luck with the season.

Want to find out what happens with Brady’s scandal? What happens between him and Amy? What the Big Black Moment is that nearly destroys both for him? Pick up your copy of Blitzed today and find out.

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About Desiree

A multi-published, award winning, Amazon and USA Today best-selling author, Desiree

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Holt has produced more than 200 titles and won many awards. She has received an EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and many others including Author After Dark’s Author of the Year. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Mail. She lives in Florida with her cats who insist they help her write her books, and is addicted to football.

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Summer Treats & Reads – Kayden Style

Kayden Claremont

TWRP Summer blog hop

Blog – Summer Treats and Reads

What is your best memory of Summer?

I loved sitting on the grass under a tree. The only thing I needed was a cool drink and great book.

We’d make fruit juice slushies in the freezer then scoop them into a cup and sit down for a wonderful afternoon.

Here’s my idea of a summer treat — adult style.

White Sangria Slushie

1 cup dry white wine – preferably Sauvignon Blanc

1 ½ oz brandy

1 ½ oz simple syrup

½ oz fresh lemon juice

1 cup frozen peach slices

Mint sprig

Short straws

Place wine, brandy, simple syrup, and lemon juice in an airtight container and freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.

Place 2 wine glasses in freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Pour drink mixture and frozen peaches into blender. Blend till smooth. Divide into glasses by…

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Summer Treats & Reads – Kayden Style

 

TWRP Summer blog hop

Blog – Summer Treats and Reads

What is your best memory of Summer?

I loved sitting on the grass under a tree. The only thing I needed was a cool drink and great book.

We’d make fruit juice slushies in the freezer then scoop them into a cup and sit down for a wonderful afternoon.

Here’s my idea of a summer treat — adult style.

White Sangria Slushie

1 cup dry white wine – preferably Sauvignon Blanc

1 ½ oz brandy

1 ½ oz simple syrup

½ oz fresh lemon juice

1 cup frozen peach slices

Mint sprig

Short straws

Place wine, brandy, simple syrup, and lemon juice in an airtight container and freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.

Place 2 wine glasses in freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Pour drink mixture and frozen peaches into blender. Blend till smooth. Divide into glasses by spoon. Garnish with mint sprig and short straws.

Makes 2 servings.

Simple Syrup

Combine equal parts sugar and boiling water, stir to dissolve and store in fridge until chilled.

Food & Drink Summer 2016

My recommendation for a great summer read is RED HOT.

Blurb: Treena Stanton, artistic coordinator of Sierra’s Cowboy Theme Park, wants to exact perf5.000x8.000.inddrevenge on Clayton Wagner. She had a crush on him in school, but he never acknowledged her existence. Revenge is sweet but not as sweet as the pleasure of his touch.

Strategic accounts manager, Clayton Wagner lost a bet and has to work the next twenty-four hours at his buddy’s theme park. But when his “boss for the day” with mouth-watering curves demands he wear a cowboy costume, all he can think about is finding out what’s under her petticoat. But when the truth is revealed about their past, will the sparks of passion fizzle or burst into Red Hot flames?

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Sorchias Wild Rose Summer Treats Post | Visit blog

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RV Memory | Visit blog

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Tricia Schneider | Visit blog

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Anna Durands Spunk & Hunks | Visit blog

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Judy Ann Davis Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

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Spicy Summer Treats with Mia Downing | Visit blog

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Linda Nightingale. . . Wordsmith | Visit blog

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Jana Richards – Journeys with Jana | Visit blog

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Summer Memories of books well read @ Peggy jaeger. com | Visit blog

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Summer on Cape Cod ~ Kathryn Knight books | Visit blog

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Summer Fun at the Beach, with Katie OSullivan | Visit blog

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I Believe Ill Go Canoeing – C. B. Clark | Visit blog

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Summertime Love is Sweeter with. . . Frozen Mango? @ Kimberly Keyes blog | Visit blog

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Wild Rose Summer Treats Blog Hop @ Brendas Blog | Visit blog

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Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

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Midsummer Magic on the Isle of Skye! | Visit blog

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My Guilty Summer Treats from Lori Sizemore | Visit blog

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Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

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Hywela Lyns post for the WRP Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

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Wild Rose Press Summer Treats & Reads | Visit blog

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Camping is a Recipe for Summer Treats and Reads | Visit blog

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The Snarkology | Visit blog

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Summer Survival Tips @ Nitty Gritty Romance | Visit blog

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Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

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Nell Castle – Summer of the Sweat Lodge | Visit blog

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Myth, Magic & Wonder Susan Edwards, Breathing Life into the Past | Visit blog

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Romance with Spice, Sydney St. Claire | Visit blog

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Author Kat de Falla | Visit blog

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Anni Fife. Exciting new author of Steamy Romance with Irresistible Heroes | Visit blog

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Summer Vacation, Victorian-Style, AND a Giveaway | Visit blog

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Wildfires, Monsoons, and Mojitos – Author Susabelle Kelmer shares how she keeps cool in a climate that is on fire! | Visit blog

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Casi McLeans recipe for Hot Reads and Cool Treats | Visit blog

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Cool Summer Reads: Jeannie Halls Romantic Suspense Blog – Where Hearts Tremble From More Than Attraction | Visit blog

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Summer treat – Adult Slushie | Visit blog

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How to Rediscover the Magic of Bicycling | Visit blog

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Charlottes Tips on How to Stay Cool in HOT New York City | Visit blog

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Caryn McGill | Visit blog

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Hywela Lyns Inrerplanetary Summer | Visit blog


 

Interview with Ember Leigh

Welcome Ember. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m Ember Leigh, erotic romance author, aspiring mermaid, and perpetual vagabond. I’m  in Ohio at the moment with my husband; we’ve spent the last few years living in South America, but I needed some good quality time with my family and friends up here. We’re always dreaming of new places to visit and sometimes live. Wanderlust is a serious affliction! I think all the places we visit seeps into my writing. It’s constant inspiration.

When and why did you begin writing?

I was around age 8 or 9 when I knew, down to my bones and back, that I was meant to be a writer. I read voraciously as a girl, and somewhere between being fascinated by outer space and all those books I read, I knew that author was my only destination in life. My first stories were tapped out on an old Commodore 64 my parents had. I wrote my first “novel” by age 9, based on a dream I had about visiting the moon.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Probably tons of messages, some I’m not even aware of! What I like most about “A New York Minute” is that Paige and Josh try to be the masters of their own universes—and they are, to some extent. But they just couldn’t control that one wild card, finding true love. And that’s one of my favorite messages: despite our best laid plans and goal-setting and determination, there’s always going to be something you never planned on stepping in your way. And though it might look like your worst nightmare (like Paige losing her dream job), there’s always a silver lining.  And the end result might be better than your wildest dreams!

What authors have most influenced you? Why?

My first, most indelible influence was Douglas Adams. Beyond him, there’s also Michel Faber, Stephen King, and Jennifer Crusie.

What are you reading now?

I’m just wrapping up “Zen in the Art of Writing” by Ray Bradbury, with plans to start “The Silvers” by J.A. Rock and “Death’s Redemption” by Ishabelle Torry next!

What is your favorite punctuation mark and why?

The em-dash, HANDS DOWN! I am a self-proclaimed addict to the em-dash—there’s no better, more solid line in the history of punctuation.

Tell us about your new release. a-new-york-minute

Paige Alexander, successful host of A New York Minute, adores her job and will do anything to save the show that’s her brainchild. But when IBC, fronted by Josh Lambert, buys NYCBC, Paige’s show is cancelled, and her choices are unemployment or a non-starring role on a new show co-hosted by Jerk Lambert, a man who makes her hotter than hell in every way.

Having scaled the golden rungs of the corporate ladder, Josh doesn’t do relationships or complicated. Promised a multimillion dollar payday if he turns Wakin’ Up—the show that replaced Paige’s—into a hit, Josh kisses uncomplicated goodbye when she shows up. The woman fascinates and terrifies in equal measure, and he’s suddenly questioning the value of gold versus the value of her. Forced together in an Hawaiian paradise, the steam just keeps rising—on set, in the sauna, and in the narrowing distance between them.

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Author Bio: Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides in South America with her Argentinean partner, a detail she uses to justify her Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature. In addition to romance novels, she also writes travel articles, maintains three blogs, and continually attempts to complete a mildly-gripping short story. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, travels the world, and eats lots of vegetables. Visit her blog at www.emberleighromance.com.