Winner of the Beth Kery giveaway!

Exposed to YouThanks so much to Beth Kery for the interview – and to everyone who commented on it!

The very lucky winner of Exposed to You is…Suz Glo!

Congratulations, Suz! Send me your mailing address: romancingkatrina[at]gmail[dot]com

Didn’t win? You can find out where to buy Exposed to You here.

Everyone, this week you can win Jennifer Probst’s contemporary romance The Marriage Mistake.

Next week Julianne MacLean will be here to give away the latest in her royal series so make sure you come back!

Interview with Beth Kery – & giveaway!

Beth KeryBeth Kery might be one of the most prolific authors I’ve interviewed. Readers might know her for her sensual contemporary romance, her erotic romance or her paranormal and time travel romance. She’s even written a couple of historicals.

No matter the genre, though, one thing all readers will find in Beth Kery’s books is steam—plenty of sizzlin’ hot sensuality that could warm up any chilly November night.

I’m so glad to have Beth here today. She’s giving away a copy of her latest erotic romance, Exposed to You! (You can also read the first chapter at Dear Author. *fans face*)

Welcome, Beth!

Hi Kat! Thank you for having me!

1. You’ve written over 40 books in several sub-genres of romance. Can you tell us about your first one? Did you know when you started that you had all of these different kinds of stories in you, or did you think you would mostly publish one type of book?

Since I started out in the epub market, I had a lot more freedom in the beginning than I do now to pick and choose what I wanted to write. It was a lot of fun to have that wide of a range of creativity. I took advantage of it, exploring different genres. As my career grew, I started getting contracts, and these specify what your next two books will be, or your next three books. It’s wonderful to know you have a ‘sure thing’ for work, but I do miss the days where I could choose a paranormal because a spooky autumn day inspired me to do so. These days, I usually write contemporary romances or erotic contemporary romances, although I still like to dabble in the paranormal now and then.

2. The heroine in Exposed to You is an art teacher who’s roped in to helping her uncle, a special effects artist. The heroine, Joy, gets very up-close-and-personal with a Hollywood star. What kind of research did you get to do around special effects for film? Did you get very hands-on (*ahem* with any actors *cough*)?

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Contemporaries to covet in November

Hands up, who’s shocked it’s already November? The holidays are practically here – and it really feels like it here in the Netherlands. My town has strung up some pretty lights along our street and it won’t be long before the canals freeze and people start skating to work.

Because it’s the first Monday of the month, we have our special giveaway focusing on the loveliness that is contemporary romance.

For those of you who are new here, at the beginning of every month I tell you a couple of the upcoming contemporary romances I’m most looking forward to. You tell me the same and one person will win a $10 gift certificate for herself AND for the author.

See below for details, but first here are the November contemporary romance releases I’m coveting.

Exposed to You by Beth Kery

Losing control is just the beginning…

Exposed to You“What would you do if the sexiest man in the world was bent on bringing you unbearable pleasure again and again? Joy Hightower wasn’t sure she could survive the experience…or live without it.”

It’s not often you’re hired to paint a body tattoo–and what a body–on a total stranger at a Hollywood film set. A reserved and careful art teacher, Joy would never forget it. In a rare fit of raw desire she gave herself completely, knowing she’d never see him again, or ever repeat such a shameless, naked impulse.

Little did she know, the man with whom she shared that lightning bolt of lust was star Everett Hughes. For Everett, women and sex came as easily as fame. But how could he hope to convince the guarded Joy that beneath the hard body and sexy façade of celebrity was a real man who wanted only one, real woman?

In the heat of an intoxicating affair, Everett endeavors to break down her barriers, gain her trust, and expose himself as the real deal. But can Joy do the same, and reveal to him the vulnerable woman who longs to be loved, wanted, and desired forever?

Publication date: November 6, 2012

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My two cents

I just read my first Beth Kery novel and OH MY GOOD GRACIOUS! *fans face* Talk about smokin’! Dear Author has the first chapter of Exposed to You and now I’m desperate to read it. Do I really have to wait till tomorrow for it to come out??
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