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Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Firsts featuring Author Kara Leigh Miller!

Today I'm really excited to spotlight Love By Number by Kara Leigh Miller. It's Kara's debut erotic romance, recently published by Cobblestone Press. Kara is a friend through our RWA chapter, Central New York Romance Writers. Her romance has an awesome cover, an exciting premise and a fabulous setting.  I'm honored that she's agreed to share some tidbits here with the Divas of Desire. 

Ashleigh Malone had her heart ripped out by a man--a man who stole her money, left her in debt, slept with her best friend, and destroyed her ability to trust men. She throws herself into her job and swears off all men.

Ryan Blake is stuck spending several months at his father’s resort-- the Aurora Island Resort--trying to figure out who's stealing money. His father is convinced it’s the resort manager, Ashleigh. Ryan is determined to prove otherwise. There’s only one problem though: his judgment is clouded by his need to have Ashleigh in his bed.

He was tall, well over six feet, with brown, wavy hair that just barely grazed his broad shoulders, and he had naturally tanned skin. Black pin-striped Dolce and Gabbana slacks hugged his hips. A black silk tie hung down the front of his white button-up shirt that was pulled taut across his muscular chest. There was no denying the stir I felt south of my waist. He was a gorgeous man—a man who belonged in a place like this. And I knew that there was no way he could be the new accountant. Accountants didn’t look like that. Accountants were weak looking, geeky, and wore glasses. Didn’t they?
Deep brown eyes stared at me intently as a self-assured smirk pulled at the corner of his mouth. I hated smirking men. But what I hated even more was that he looked damn sexy doing it. Confidence, arrogance, and the hint of being a smooth operator oozed from his pores. He reminded me too much of Mark. I disliked him immediately.
“Are you Ashleigh Malone?” he asked.
I cleared my throat. “Yes, and you are?”
“Ryan Blake,” he said, stepping farther into my office.
I stood, and an involuntary grimace contorted my face as I shook his hand. An accountant with rough, calloused hands? I couldn’t help but wonder what he did in his free time to make his hands so rough. A shiver worked up my spine, and I pulled my hand from his. “Please, sit,” I said, nodding at the chair across from me as I sat.
Once he sat, I studied him for a moment. Ryan Blake. And then it hit me. Richard Blake. Ryan Blake. I couldn’t believe Richard had hired his own damn son! “So, Mr. Blake, tell me a little about yourself.”
He grinned. “What is this? An interview? I was assured that I had the job, Miss Malone.”
I gritted my teeth. “Yes, I’m sure you were.”

Kara was born and raised in the small town of Mexico, NY. Having been an only child, she was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word.

In early 2011, Kara took her love of writing and turned it into a career . She published her first short story, "Kamalia" in July of 2012. Kara enjoys writing contemporary romance, erotica, and young adult. She's an active member of the CNY Creative Writers Cafe, The Romance Writers of America, and The CNY Romance Writers.

Today, Kara resides in New Haven, NY with her husband, five children, and three cats. When she's not reading or writing she's thinking about reading and writing. And when she's not doing that, she's spending time with her family and friends.

Blog: http://karaleighmiller.blogspot.com/ I have renamed the blog to: Kick Start Your Heart Romance =)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KaraLeighMiller

One last thing, folks! September is rapidly coming to a close--where did it go? Don't forget the Divas Three-Way Giveaway! Just follow our blog and you'll be entered for a chance to win THREE books--one from each of the Divas! 

Please join Danica, Nona, Margie Church and seven other fab erotic romance authors on Sunday September 23 at the Love Romances Cafe yahoo loop for a chat featuring blurbs, excerpts, fun and surprises! We'll be there from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. See you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Nona and Divas for shining the spotlight on me today =)



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