Wednesday, June 17, 2015

' Cause Kate

There's something about every heroine I write that I love. At this point I've written over twenty heroines. All different, though they might share my love of banter.

Joce from UNDER HIS KILT has this soft vulnerability but a craving for adventure. Keri from HER INSATIABLE SCOT has an awkward, geekiness that's just my soft spot. Victoria from KILTED FOR PLEASURE has a drive that I just admire.

But Kate...is bubbly, sassy and meddlesome. She's the kind of person that even if you only met her once, you'd never forget her. She gives everyone the benefit of the doubt when she first meets, but don't take that to mean she likes everyone she meets. She's not that much of a sweetheart.

Did I mention sassy?

She said, “You pay the bills, so I’ll call you whatever you like.”Technically, Victoria’s paying you.”Then you’re my—” Saying patient wouldn’t help things. With someone this stubborn, she had to win him over or the next few weeks would hurt—the both of them.Kate added with care, “I’m your companion. You want to drink, you can have one. Smoke—light ’em up. Plan to beat the record at the local eat-and-gab and chow down a sixty-nine-ounce steak, I’ll tip the waitress. I won’t provide any lectures.”His brows rose in disbelief. Kate ignored that. She was only halfway through the speech that won her as many jobs as it lost her. “If you keel over, I will provide CPR. I will stick your nitrogen tablet under your tongue. When you’re fine, I will mutter an I-told-you-so under my breath. CPR takes a lot out of me, and it makes me cranky, so… I’m not perfect. I just wanted you to know that about me up front.”His lips started to twitch in a smile, and Kate knew she had him. She put out her hand. “Katherine Campbell, but you can call me Kate.”He growled at her. “I’ll call you Kitten and spray you with water when you get smart.”Her stomach clenched for a moment at the nickname. “I charge extra for that.”



Yeah. So, if I had to pick a favorite heroine of mine, Kate would be at the top.
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Kate Campbell promised to have an affair with a Parisian, says yes more than she says no and sin so she can actually have something to repent on Sunday. As a way to honor her grandmother's wishes, she takes a job as a traveling nurse so that she can see Europe—a trip they had once planned on taking together. She never bargained on meeting a sexy Scot who makes bad look so, so good, and he needs her help.
Quinton Baird, a retired, high-profile rugby player, has spent over a decade surrounded by people who all want something from him. From his former coaches to the groupies. He now has two rules for anyone he deals with: Don't talk to the press. Don't talk about him to anyone. Ever. His rules are the only way to protect himself from people wanting him to be their meal ticket. No matter how much he likes the sweet, sassy nurse, he can't believe she'll help him while asking for nothing in return.
The deal between them is simple. All Kate has to do is pose as Quinton’s girlfriend in public. In exchange for helping him salvage an important business deal, Kate gets many opportunities to say yes—in bed and out of it.
Then reality, and the press, threaten their fictional romance. Quinton will have to trust that Kate's feeling for him are genuine or risk losing her for good.


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33 comments:

Erin Burns said...

My Favorite heroines: At the top of my list are Kate Daniels, Eve Dallas, and Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight Mountains of Despair in the Far Reaches of the Steppes of the Outerplains. Oh, and Livy Kowalski, I keep wanting to forget about her.

Sara said...

Eve Dallas from JD Robb's In Death Series

Melanie Lawson said...

I loved Carterina (Carter) Steele from Michelle Hardin's Dangerous Beauty series.

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Mercy Thompson from Mooncalled by Patricia Briggs is my favorite. :)

Madonna said...

I like strong gritty women like VI Warshawski and Kinsey Millhone

Sue G. said...

This Kate sounds like a hoot! I love a sassy, kick ass heroine! Adding it to my TBR list! Thanks!

steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Hey FYI your hop link list isn't showing.

This sounds like some snappy banter between the characters. I always enjoy snappy banter.

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Nikolina said...

My favorite heroine is Rose from The Vampire academy ’cause she’s just one strong and interesting character!

Anonymous said...

Definitely Eve Dallas from the In Death series.I'll say claire Fraser. You have to be a pretty strong woan to deal what she has. Of course she has Jamie to soothe her when all is said and done. :)
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Berkeley Hapa said...

I have 2 favorites right now: Mercy Thompson from Patricia Briggs' series that starts with Moon Called and Toby Daye from Seanan McGuire's great series of Fae in San Francisco. @BerkeleyHapa

cherio1 said...

I love the ladies of 'The Women's Murder Club'!

titi44 said...

Rachel Morgan is one of my favorite heroine

sohamolina said...

My favorite is Alice from Twilight.

Nay Nay said...

My favorite heroines are loyal and loving. They have a smart mouth and take no stuff from anyone .Even if they are physically weaker, they are able to give as good as they get if not better (at least verbally) LOL. My favorites are: Annwyl the Bloody from G.A. Aiken’s Dragon Actually, Keely Walsh Maddox from Monette Michael’s Eye of the Storm, Jessica Ward Smith from Shelly Laurenston’s The Beast In Him, Desiree “Dez” MacDermot Llewellyn from Shelly Laurenston’s The Mane Event, Sissy Mae Smith from Shelly Laurenston’s The Mane Attraction, Maya Josephs O’Connell from Celia Kyle’s Ridgeville series, Dagmar Reinholdt from G. A. Aiken’s What a Dragon Should Know, and Talaith from G. A. Aiken’s About A Dragon.

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Kassandra said...

Maxine Kiss from Marjorie M. Liu's Hunter Kiss series always comes to mind with this question. She is fiercely loyal and protective and she does not apologize for doing what needs to be done in order to survive.


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bn100 said...

Lara Croft

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Lilly said...

Claire from Outlander is my favorite.
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Amber Terry said...

I really like Cat from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Dovile said...

My favorite is Hermione Granger, because she's smart and brave.

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Tanya Guthrie said...

My favorite heroine right now is Charley Davidson from the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. She is feisty and has my kind of sense of humor!

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Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

The Blessed Virgin Mary is my heroine...as she is the Mother of our Lord! @Artists4God2

Tatiana L. said...

I love all heroines from Stacy Eaton's books - they are strong willed, smart and sexy!

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BookLady said...

Kate sounds like a fun sassy heroine. One of my favorite heroines is Rachel Morgan from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Daniel M said...

I like Alice in Resident Evil - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

JanD said...

My favorite heroine is Kahlan Amnell from the Sword of Truth series.
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Veronika said...

My favorite is Kaylee from the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent. She is fierce, loyal and brave.
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Anne said...

Kate sounds like a great contemporary romance heroine. A heroine can't be a doormat for me so sassy/snarky is a must.

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KIM TALBOT said...

I love a sassy heroine.

jmcgaugh said...
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jmcgaugh said...

My favorite heroine is Kate Daniels from Ilona Andrews' series.
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