Release day party for One Night with Her Bachelor! *throws confetti*

One Night With Her Bachelor by Kat LathamFriends, One Night with Her Bachelor hits ereaders today! I’m so excited to share this story with you. Some books are torturous to write (Taming the Legend, I’m giving you the side eye) and some almost seem to write themselves. One Night flowed so easily that I felt like it was special from the very beginning. I really, really wish all books were like that!

Since I interviewed all the other authors in the Bachelor Auction series, I thought I should probably do the same for myself. See below for giveaway details!

1. Tell us a little about the hero and heroine in One Night with Her Bachelor.

Molly’s a single mom and a kindergarten teacher. She’s known for being one of the nicest people in town, but she finds it tough to ask people for help when she needs it–and boy, does she need it. Her ten-year-old son, Josh, suffers a terrible accident, and Molly’s bills start piling up, so her best friend organizes a bachelor auction to raise some money for her.

Gabriel used to be an Air Force pararescueman (the guys who do combat search and rescue), but a helicopter crash ended his career. He’s at a loss when it comes to what he should do next. When he gets roped in to being auctioned off, he ends up being bought for Molly, the one woman with a chance in hell of getting through to him.

2. How does Molly end up buying Gabriel?

She doesn’t, but I’m not going to tell you who does because it’s a little bit of a surprise.  I will tell you it’s one of my favorite scenes in the book, though. 🙂

3. What makes their relationship complicated?

Molly’s got a HUGE amount of stress in her life, and Gabriel doesn’t want to be one more burden on her. He wants to make her life easier, and he finds lots of sweet ways to do that, but he knows that having a relationship with him would give her a lot more to worry about. He has secrets, you see…and I’m not going to spill them here.

4. Is One Night with Her Bachelor related to any of your other books?

It is! Gabriel has a twin sister, Camila (heroine of Taming the Legend, coming May 11) and two older half brothers: Wyatt (Two Nights with His Bride, coming June 8) and Austin (title and date TBD). Their family situation is complicated. Their mom was married and had Wyatt and Austin first, but when they were toddlers she had an affair and got pregnant with Gabriel and Camila. The four kids didn’t always get along with each other, but they’ll become closer and closer as the stories progress.

5. If you could buy any celebrity for a date, who would you buy and what kind of date would he take you on?

Most people who know me probably think I’d go for a rugby player, but I’m very happily married to the only rugby player I need. (Though he’s more of a rugby watcher these days.) So I’d go for chat-show host Graham Norton because he can put anyone at ease, and I always got painfully shy and nervous when I went out on dates. Also, when I lived in London, I lived just around the corner from him. I used to see him walking his dogs and shopping at our local supermarket. So I know we could chat about dogs and the supermarket’s recent renovation. (Now do you see why I was crap at dating?) We’d go on a date to a spa somewhere in Ireland because I’ve been hunched over my computer so long that all I can think about is getting a massage.

Giveaway!

I’m giving away a $10 bookstore gift certificate to one person who leaves a comment. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, April 6. Good luck!

One Night with Her Bachelor

Bid on a date with this wounded warrior for an unforgettable night of adventure. Aim high—and bid higher!—because no one comes close to local hero Gabriel Morales.

One Night With Her Bachelor by Kat LathamMolly Dekker hates being the town charity case, but when her son Josh is seriously injured she has no choice. She lets her best friend organize a bachelor auction to help pay her massive bills and make Josh’s life more comfortable. She can’t bid on any of the men, but a surprise bidder gives her a gift she never expected: a date with the man who saved her son’s life—the only one she’s in danger of losing her heart to.

Former Air Force pararescueman Gabriel Morales made a career of flying to the rescue, until a tragic helicopter crash stole more than his livelihood. Being auctioned off like a slab of beef isn’t in his recovery plan. But one look, one touch and one night unlocking Molly’s pent-up passion make him realize how badly he needs to be rescued…and how badly he wants to rescue Molly right back.

Will Molly and Gabriel’s never-quit attitude have them rushing head-first into love? Or will Gabriel’s secret pain stall their relationship before it can get off the ground?

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It should also be available on Nook and Google Play soon.

Happy release day, Molly and Gabriel! I’m so glad the world can finally read your story. 🙂

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Interview with Megan Crane — & giveaway!

Megan CraneToday I’m so pleased to get a chance to chat with Megan Crane, author of Bachelor Auction book #5, In Bed with the Bachelor — which just came out today! Welcome, Megan, and congrats on your latest release!

1. Tell us a little about the hero and heroine in In Bed with the Bachelor.

Jesse Grey (nephew of Jason Grey, proprietor of Grey’s Saloon in Marietta) has pretty much been in a bad mood ever since his father stole his girlfriend three years ago, and is positive nothing could ever change his stance on No Love, Ever.  Michaela Townsend, by contrast, thinks she has her life together.  Great job, great fiancé, great everything.

Naturally, they’re both wrong.  All it takes is getting stuck in a snowstorm to see it!

2. How does Michaela end up buying Jesse?

She doesn’t.  Her interfering relatives have banded together to buy him, and not even for her—they think Jesse, with all his noted business acumen, can help Michaela’s fiancé who they aren’t all that fond of.

3. What makes their relationship complicated?

There’s that little wrinkle of her being engaged to another man, though Michaela and her fiancé have a bit of an unconventional relationship…

4. Is In Bed with the Bachelor related to any of your other books?

Jesse Grey is one of the Grey cousins, all related in one way or another to surly Jason Grey, who runs Grey’s Saloon and has appeared in a lot of Montana Born books—not just mine!  Jesse’s father and wife (who happens to be Jesse’s ex—ouch) appeared in Come Home For Christmas, Cowboy, which featured Jesse’s cousin Christina and her husband, Dare.  It’s not at all necessary to read anything else before this one, though.

5. If you could buy any celebrity for a date, who would you buy and what kind of date would he take you on?

I live in Los Angeles, so I’ve been a little bit closer to celebrities than many, and I’d have to say that I wouldn’t want to do this.  At all.  I’d want to go on a date with my fantasy version of whichever star, not the actual person.  That’s destined to end in tears.  Mine, probably!  It occurs to me that this is why I wrote a Bachelor Auction novella that’s all about seeing beneath the surface of things…

Speed-dating round

When you were a kid, what was your dream job?

I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.  I still can’t believe that dream came true!  (I also wanted to be a Broadway star, but you know, you can’t have everything.)

If you won the lottery, what’s the most expensive thing you would buy?

A little studio apartment in Manhattan.  Or maybe a cottage in Cape Cod.  Or maybe a little getaway in Wanaka, New Zealand.  Hmm.  Maybe I need to win a lot of lotteries!

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve been to?

Iceland.  A thousand times, Iceland.  It’s magical!

Name a place you’ve never been to but would love to visit.

I recently saw a very cool trip to Antarctica that I’d absolutely love to take, with guest lecturers and scientists and amazing excursions and penguins, but it was laughably far outside my budget.  Someday!  Before it all melts!

What’s one food you hate?

Lima beans.  **shudder**

Giveaway!

Megan’s giving away the Marietta e-book of the winner’s choice. She’s asked me to randomly select three winners. Leave a comment below to enter!

In Bed with the Bachelor

In Bed With The BachelorOur latest bachelor has enough family in Marietta to qualify as an honorary native, but hails instead from Seattle, WA, which is where he’ll fly you for a glamorous weekend on the shores of the sparkling Puget Sound.  Jesse Grey will treat you the way a local boy turned construction tycoon should: five star accommodations, gourmet dinners, and celebrated Washington wines.  We just can’t promise he’ll smile much.  Or at all.

Sold to the highest bidder!

Jesse Grey, notorious bachelor and one of Seattle’s foremost construction tycoons, has been roped into participating in the Marietta Bachelor Auction thanks to an expertly executed guilt trip laid out by his family.

Michaela Townsend already has a fiancé and certainly doesn’t need another man in her life. So when her family buys her surly, sexy Jesse at the auction and wrangles him into driving her from Montana to Seattle, she’s appalled yet disturbingly attracted.

As far as Jesse is concerned, Michaela is forbidden fruit. Even though he knows her fiancé isn’t all he seems, Jesse would never take what didn’t belong to him. But how long can he resist the one woman he shouldn’t touch?

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About the author

USA Today bestselling and critically-acclaimed author Megan Crane has written more than 40 books from women’s fiction, chick lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels to Harlequin Presents as RITA-nominated Caitlin Crews. These days her focus is on contemporary romance, from her special brand of cowboys to sexy bikers and beyond. She sometimes teaches creative writing classes both online at mediabistro.com and at UCLA Extension’s prestigious Writers’ Program, where she finally utilizes the MA and PhD in English Literature she received from the University of York in York, England. She lives in California with her husband who draws comics and animation and their menagerie of ridiculous animals.

See Megan’s other books from Tule Publishing.

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Interview with Kelly Hunter—and giveaway!

Kelly HunterToday I’m interviewing Kelly Hunter, author of the fourth book in the Montana Born Bachelor Auction series,  What A Bachelor NeedsWelcome, Kelly, and congrats on your latest release!

1. Tell us a little about the hero and heroine in the story.

The heroine here is bar waitress Mardie Griffin. She has a huge mortgage, a run-down old house, a one-year-old daughter and a well-earned mistrust of men. But there’s one man she trusts – extreme sports enthusiast, fixer of things and irrepressible flirt, Jett Casey. He’s had his eye on Mardie since high-school, and he’s about to up the ante…

2. How does Mardie end up buying Jett?

Mardie’s friend Ella Grace Emerson (from What A Bride Wants) buys Jett for his handyman skills – and then gives him to Mardie, who reluctantly accepts the charity.

3. What makes their relationship complicated?

Backstory, baby! Mardie’s marriage was abusive and left her with shatteringly low self-esteem. She can’t quite believe that this gorgeous man who brings her so much sunshine wants to stick around.

4. Is What A Bachelor Needs related to any of your other books?

It’s loosely connected to What A Bride Wants, in that I revisit Grey’s Saloon and the people who work there. Ella Grace – heroine from the Bride story puts in another appearance here. I adore revisiting recurring characters – even if only briefly.

5. If you could buy any celebrity for a date, who would you buy and what kind of date would he take you on?

Sherlock Holmes would be my date and he’d take me back in time. No? Okay, Robert Downey Jnr. would be my date and he’d take me on set with him for a day, on a Sherlock movie. Jude Law would also be there. Mudwrestling would ensue.

Speed-dating round

If you could travel back in time, where would you go?

Singapore, Malacca and Penang in the late 1800’s

Name two of your favorite romance novels.

No Place Like Home by Barbara Samuel and The Paladin by CJ Cherryh

When you were a kid, what was your dream job?

At one point, I wanted to be a zookeeper. Didn’t everyone?

If you won the lottery, what’s the most expensive thing you would buy?

Property.

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve been to?

There are so many breathtakingly beautiful places in this world… Montana’s lovely. Australia’s Northern NSW beaches are gorgeous also – home ground these days, so I’m going to give them the win.

Name a place you’ve never been to but would love to visit.

Guam – for the diving. Madagascar – for the biodiversity (chameleons!). I’ve travelled farther for less 😉

Who was your first crush?

I think it was Luke Skywalker (and now I feel so old…)

Name three famous people—living or dead—you would love to invite to a dinner party.

Elvis, Jimmy Dean and Mae West.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

See, that would depend on money…

What’s one food you hate?

Chicken feet. I just…can’t.

Giveaway!

Kelly’s giving away a $20 gift voucher from Amazon. Leave a comment below to enter. The winner will be announced Tuesday March 24.

WHAT A BACHELOR NEEDS

Your date with ski champ Jett Casey is an either/or deal. He’ll take you off-piste for the ultimate Montana ski adventure or he’ll put his handyman skills at your disposal for a week.

What a Bachelor Needs by Kelly HunterSingle mom Mardie Griffin has a run-down old house in need of fixing and a memory of Jett Casey as her saviour in a time of great need. So when her friends acquire Jett’s services at a bachelor auction and send him to fix up her house, she sets aside her mistrust of men and lets him in.

Elite athlete Jett Casey has the world at his feet and no desire for stability. But there’s one woman he’s never forgotten and if he can help make her safe this time, maybe she’ll stop haunting him.

No strings, no sex, no commitment. Just fix things. Surely it can’t be that difficult…

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About the author

Australian born Kelly Hunter is a USA Today bestselling author, a three time Romance Writers of America RITA finalist, a winner of Romance Writers of Australia’s RBY award and loves writing to the short contemporary romance form. Visit her at www.kellyhunter.co.

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Winners! Winners!

Whew! It’s been a busy couple weeks of giveaways, and with books coming out in March, May and June, I’m just getting started. 🙂

Here we go with winners.

Two winners of Make Believe Wedding by Sarah Mayberry: Dominique and LJT!

Winner of Bachelor at Her Bidding by Kate Hardy and chocolate: Quinn Fforde!

Winner of a $10 book g.c. for herself AND for a contemporary romance author: Kanoko! And Kanoko mentioned several contemporary authors with releases this month, so I’ll find out whom she wants to give the other g.c. to.

If you didn’t win, you can still comment on my interview with Dani Collins. Here’s the schedule of upcoming giveaways:

March 13: Interview with Kelly Hunter

March 20: Interview with Megan Crane

March 27: Release day party for One Night with Her Bachelor

Also, if you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, I’ll be offering bribes to help me advance to the next round of DABWAHA.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Interview with Dani Collins—and giveaway!

Dani Collins HeadshotToday I’m really excited to have Dani Collins here to talk about the third book of the Bachelor Auction series, The Bachelor’s Baby. Welcome, Dani, and congrats on your latest release!

Hi Kat. Thanks for having me here today. I’m excited to meet all your readers. *Waving*

1. Tell us a little about the hero and heroine in The Bachelor’s Baby.

Meg is the sister of my hero, Blake, from Blame The Mistletoe. They’re both adopted, but have different back stories. While he knew his grandparents and had ties to the community of Marietta, her biological parents are a mystery. That’s always left her with questions and a deep sense of rejection. This need to know why takes her into investigative journalism and even a spot on the evening news in Chicago, using her birth name, but she’s never found her birth parents.

Linc lost his dad when he was too young to help his mother keep the ranch they loved. She sold it and worked hard as a single mom to provide for him. Once he was old enough to work the oil rigs, he did it for the money, to support her, but he’s always wanted to go back to ranching and finally buys a foreclosed ranch near Marietta, Meg’s hometown.

2. How does Meg end up buying Linc?

Well. Meg is home to clean out her old bedroom because Blake is marrying and needs her room for his new step-daughter. It makes Meg realize that she’s saying goodbye to her hometown and she’s quite melancholy and winds up ditching her truck in a snow bank, she’s so distracted. Linc stops to help her and, being a bachelor with certain desires, kind of propositions her.

She declines, but it starts a bit of a thing between them. When Lily, Sarah Mayberry’s heroine from Bound to the Bachelor, approaches Meg to ask if Blake would like to be a bachelor, she suggests Linc would make a perfect addition to the line up. He gets mad and she feels bad and winds up bidding on him. That doesn’t go well either.

3. What makes their relationship complicated?

First off, Meg is heading back to Chicago. They only have the one night and it’s kind of a surprise to both of them that it happens (but, as Linc reminisces later, they ‘nearly set the bed on fire.) Then, as you can guess by the title, Meg winds up pregnant. Linc never wanted a family—he made that clear to Meg that night. For Meg, having an unexpected pregnancy is her worst nightmare. She was going to be better than her birth mother, but here she is and Linc’s initial resistance is super hard on her, but he mans up very quickly and they start to work out how to proceed.

4. Is The Bachelor’s Baby related to any of your other books?

You betcha! My first Montana Born book was Hometown Hero, or, as one reviewer called it, The Ballplayer & The Secretary. Chase Goodwin comes back to town to help his half-brother and falls for an old crush, Skye Wolcott.

Blame The Mistletoe opens at a Christmas party hosted by Skye and Chase and features Liz, a California girl housesitting for the holidays and Blake Canon, who I mentioned above is Meg’s brother. They have an awkward connection in that their exes are brother and sister and things get pretty complicated when their children and ex-inlaws find out what they’re up to.

Finally, I’ll have a fourth book in this series out in May of this year called His Blushing Bride. I’m super excited about it because I adore the hero, Bastian. He’s Liz’s brother and is a total hottie who gets his heart handed to him by Piper, the high school music teacher.

5. If you could buy any celebrity for a date, who would you buy and what kind of date would he take you on?

Ooh, great question! George Clooney is obviously a contender, but I have a terrible crush on John Hamm (especially as Don Draper. *swoon*) Robert Downey Jr. is adorable, as is Benedict Cumberbatch, but if we go much younger than that (Chris Pine) it starts to get weird.

As for what kind of date… Hmm. I’ve been married for nearly 25 years. We went to dinner and a movie last weekend and it was Subway and The Duff. Going to a real restaurant with cloth napkins would pretty much knock my socks off.

Speed-dating round

When you were a kid, what was your dream job?

Writing romance (seriously, I started dreaming of doing this when I was in high school.)

If you won the lottery, what’s the most expensive thing you would buy?

Round the world travel, possibly on a cruise but I wouldn’t want to be stuck on a ship. I just like the idea of unpacking once.

Name a place you’ve never been to but would love to visit.

I have a million of them! Iceland, Spain, Ireland, St. Petersburg, cruise The Black Sea, every natural wonder, Caribbean beaches, the Great Wall of China…  and on and on….

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Just the other day I thought my husband might actually go for living in Ireland and I could definitely get into trying that for a year, but I’d love any sort of wine country – which is ridiculous because I’m two hours from wine country here. I just need to either make the drive more often or plant some grapes.

What’s one food you hate?

Mushrooms.

Giveaway!

One signed copy of Montana Homecoming. It includes my novella, Hometown Hero and four other Montana Born novellas, plus bookmarks, a pad of sticky notes and a pen.

About THE BACHELOR’S BABY

Your date with Bachelor #3 includes champagne and chocolate in the limo that collects you, a helicopter tour or Marietta and the surrounding mountains and valleys, and dinner at a five star restaurant in Great Falls. While oil baron Linc Brady wines and dines you, a maid service will completely clean your home.

COLLINS-TheBachelorsBaby-MEDIUMWho could resist this tempting offer? Meg Canon plans to do just that. She’s only home to clean out her childhood bedroom for her brother’s new step-daughter, then she’s outta her childhood small town and back to her life in Chicago. Then she meets the sexy, renegade millionaire while she’s stuck in the snow. Sparks fly and Meg is tempted to stay a little longer.

Linc Brady is new in town and happy to help a kid in need, but a bachelor auction? Technically he doesn’t owe Meg a damned thing after she sets him up for the auction, then bids on him, but her high-class city polish is his fatal weakness and makes her impossible to forget. When she agrees to come home with him, he makes it clear he’s a confirmed bachelor. This is a one-night thing.

One night that turns into nine months and maybe…a lifetime?

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About the author

Award winning author Dani Collins wrote for 25 years before selling to Harlequin Mills & Boon in London in May of 2012. Since then, she’s turned in more than a dozen titles to Harlequin Presents and HarlequinE plus four small town contemporary novellas to Montana Born. She has even found homes for some of her previously rejected manuscripts, including indie-publishing her single title romantic comedy, Hustled To The Altar and signing with a small press for her medieval fantasy, The Healer.

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