My Chat with Alex

Hello and welcome!

One of my newest BBF (book boyfriend) stopped by for a chat, it was easy to fall in love with him. Keep on reading and find out who it is 😉

What is your full name?
Alexsandr Maksim Markov. In case my name didn’t make it obvious enough, my parents are Russian. he chuckles

Do you have a nickname?
No. Everyone just calls me Alex.

What is one word that best describes you?
If you ask my associate Marissa, she would say, stoic.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
My girlfriend Dana would laugh, but I’m wearing a grey suit. She teases me about the lack of color in my wardrobe. I just like what I like.
I love it, gray is one of my fave colours too 😉

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes. It was somewhat disturbing, actually. I would like to find out how Ms. Leo got some of her information. Never mind. Maybe I don’t want to know after all.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Few things. I’m a pretty serious guy. It’s just my temperament. But Dana makes me laugh. She makes me smile a lot. That’s how I knew.

What is your favourite dessert?
Well, I’m vegan so the desserts I love may not be as decadent as others. If you gave me a few pieces of ripe fruit, the juices dripping from them, I’d be in heaven.

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Raspberries are my fave fruit, I found this great recipe for vegan smoothies, and made some for you, hope you like it.

What is your favourite drink?
Ah, these are tough questions, Eniko. I don’t drink alcohol. At least, I don’t anymore. I try to keep as healthy as possible. Even in my clubs, I stick to Coke.

What is your greatest fear?
I’d rather not talk about it, if you don’t mind. I already saw it realized and … well, the thought of anything happening to Dana sends me to very dark places.

What is your favourite colour?
he laughs It should be grey but it was recently replaced as my favorite color. I’m very fond of dark brown now, the color of Dana’s eyes.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
he laughs again Eniko, does any romance hero come to your blog and admit to wearing clothes to bed?

What is the perfect romantic date?
Despite the decadence of my surroundings at Vice, my needs are basic. I like the idea of minimalism. For me, an ideal date would be Dana, a beautiful nature trail and time to enjoy it. he winks Of course, I would never say no to a firm mattress.
Or a booth in Covet VIP room? That was hot, I have to say.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I don’t get ticklish. he taps me on the nose Did you hear me? Not ticklish at all, especially not under my arm!

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Dana has this amazing perfume. She says it’s a custom blend. It smells like flowers and fruit and powder, all at once. Whatever it is, I need to buy the factory where they make it. I’ll probably sound like romantic fool, but she smells like the gardens at Versailles.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
It’s never just one characteristic. It’s the way the woman carries herself and the light in her eyes. When I first met Dana, we were both in a bad place, but there was a spark in her. Of course, I’m also obsessed with her beautiful dark skin and those legs.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
You mean I get to talk about Dana some more? Awesome. She’s been in my life for over a year now and we’ve set a date.

What is one word that best describes her?
Heat. My Dana is pure heat.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
It sure is. Ms. Leo tells me my book is number 2 in the series. I hear a third may be in the works. In fact, I’ve heard rumblings that the heroine of that book will be Marissa Flores, my colleague and the designer at Vice. I’ve known Marissa for a while and she’s always been tight-lipped about romance. I can’t wait to see her get her turn.

oooh I can’t wait to read her story, I like her, she is a good friend to you from what I’ve read so far. Thank you Alex for stopping by and for the chat.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat. I certainly did 😉

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As Alex mentioned, he hails from Covet, book 2 in the Vegas Sins Series by one of my fave authors Rosanna Leo.

I LOVE these covers, intense and beautiful, just like the stories.

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Alex just acquired Sin City’s hottest casino hotel, and he’s determined to make Vice the ultimate pleasure palace—along with the mind-blowing new club, Covet.

But behind the successful entrepreneur façade, Alex struggles with a past that continues to haunt him, day in and day out.

After a surprise hookup with a beautiful stranger, he thinks he’s found the perfect distraction…until she walks out, leaving him with an unfamiliar ache which the pulse-pounding nights of excess at Covet can’t soothe.

When their paths cross once again, Alex realizes Dana is so much more than a mere distraction. He wants her—all of her.

But having her means he needs to face both her demons … and his own.

My review – 5 stars

I was so happy when I heard that we get to go back to Vegas. Ms. Leo didn’t disappoint, as usual the story is heartfelt and engaging. As the story unfolds, the layers reveal complex characters some that we get to love, some that we get to hate or pity.
I did fall in love with Alex and the way he got Dana to love him. They love, they heal, they protect each other. They get their HFN ending. The one thing I would have added to tie the loose ends, or satisfy my need for revenge, is what happened to the reporter and the driver. I guess will have to imagine that 😉

I hope you give this series a chance, you will not regret it.

Here is a short excerpt

“Ms. Hamill?”
“I’m sorry. What were you saying?”
“Just that we do work closely with a number of the other hotels on the Strip. It’s a busy week in town, but I’ve heard there might be openings at the Flamingo and Excalibur. I would be happy to see if we can find you something at one of those properties.”
Okay. The time for calm was officially over. “Excalibur, huh? We booked Vice, the most sophisticated hotel on the Strip, and you want to send me to a place that has a fire-breathing dragon in the lobby?” Dana checked the clerk’s name tag. “I’m sorry, Cecilia. That just won’t do.”
“But we have no rooms.”
“Check again. I bet if you try really hard, you’ll find a couple.”
“You don’t understand—”
“Oh, I understand, believe me. Did I mention I work for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association? I’ve spent the last few years bringing major conventions to the Strip. I have worked with every hotel and have sent a great deal of revenue in Liam Doyle’s direction.”
“Mr. Doyle no longer owns Vice. Mr. Markov is the new owner.”
Dana’s frustration erupted in a crazed laugh. “You’re missing the point, Cecilia! I’m trying to tell you I have done this before. Now I’m not blaming you. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, someone else mislaid my reservation. Mistakes happen. Systems go down. I get it. I’m just asking you to fix it. Maybe you could bump someone else and send them to Excalibur.”
“Ms. Hamill.”
“Look, we’re wasting time here. I want to speak to a manager.”
“I’m sure my manager would be happy to talk to you but she’s in a meeting.”
“Great.” Dana’s voice cracked. “Please. I don’t like causing scenes. I’ve had…a lot on my plate lately. Woman to woman, help me out here.”
A deep voice sounded over Dana’s shoulder. “Maybe I can help.”
Dana froze.
That voice.
The last time Dana heard a voice like that, it was cursing softly in her ear as its owner fucked her into oblivion.
Help me, Jesus.
She turned, degree by degree. It couldn’t be.
And yet, everything she remembered was there. The cat eyes, the sun-kissed hair, the long, hot body.
This Alex looked different, though. The stubbled, jeans-clad creature from Joe’s was gone. He’d been replaced by a man who held himself with an easy authority. Dressed in an expensive grey suit, he looked as if he’d be just as much at home on a catwalk as in a casino. His short hair shimmered under the hotel lights, a deep golden color that would make most trophy wives salivate. His lips compressed as he took in the shock on her face.
Various emotions flickered in his pale eyes. Disbelief, concern, even anger. She understood them all and would have felt them too.
It was the last emotion that caused her heart to sink.
Indifference. The Alex from her fantasies now looked at her with indifference.

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My Chat with Michael

Hello and welcome!

Today my guest is somebody I met recently and oh boy did he leave an impression.

Please welcome Michael!

What is your full name?
Michael Zorn. Come to think of it, my parents never gave me a middle name. he chuckles I guess I was destined from the start to appreciate efficiency.

Do you have a nickname?
My younger brothers Eli and Nick have tried to give me certain nicknames over the years.  he clears his throat Most of them have started with the word, “ass.” You know, asshole, asswipe, that sort of thing.
What are brothers for, right? LOL

What is one word best describes you?
Focused. *grins* I like to give all my projects my, um, undivided attention.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Pretty much what I wear most days. Faded jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt and my favorite Timberland work boots. Does my tool belt count? My girlfriend Emily says it’s the sexiest thing in my wardrobe but I’m still trying to figure that one out.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Michael frowns I think Ms. Leo spent too much time talking about my muscles. Emily told me that’s the best part of the book. Personally, I think the author should have spent more time talking about our tile installation in Emily’s kitchen. Did you see the placement of the grout? Those lines were pristine. I would have dedicated a whole chapter to that grout.
I can barely hold my grin back I think Ms. Leo did it right, muscles are yum, grout not so much I wink

What makes you laugh out loud?
Two words: Property Brothers. I hate that show.

What is your favourite dessert?
Oh, man. Emily is known for her soups but she’s got a talent with sweets as well. She makes these Nanaimo bars that are so delicious my eyes roll back in my head just thinking of them. he has this dreamy smile… sigh One of these days, I might just ask her to wear that chocolate for me.

What is your favourite drink?
I’m a man of simple tastes. Give me a cold beer on a hot day and I’m happy.

What is your greatest fear?
A shadow crosses Michael’s face Since you read A Good Man, you know about the incident I was involved in last year. It was a bad moment in my life and it’s taken me a long time to deal with my feelings. Luckily, because of Emily, I can now. What happened that day … well, let’s just say my greatest fear would be something like that happening to Em. I don’t think I’d ever recover from that.

What is your favourite colour?
Michael’s eyebrow arches Eniko, do I look like the sort of man who has a favorite color?
I arch my eyebrow at him I have to pick one? Okay, green. Em’s eyes are green.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
And again, I ask, Eniko, do I look like the sort of man who wears anything to bed? winks
I had to ask, readers want to know this kind of stuff 😀

What is the perfect romantic date?
I’m not much of a fine dining kind of guy. The best day I ever had with Emily was a day she planned at the Toronto Islands. We went on the ferry boat, toured the islands on a tandem bike and ate burgers. It was an awesome day and it ended in the best possible way, with her in my bed.
Oh I haven’t been there in more than 20 years, I should plan a visit with my son next summer.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not telling. No, seriously, Eniko. Back up. Put that finger away! Do not tickle me under my arm! Do not. manly giggles as I tickle him Stop, woman. Please, you’re killing me. Oh, my God. Do you want to see a grown man cry?
OK OK I’ll stop, just don’t cry 😛

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Emily makes this one soup that is so delicious. It’s her Spicy Thai Soup. She served it to me when we were, um, just starting to flirt with each other. It smelled so good, full of lime and lemongrass. Every time I smell it now, I think of that night and how we almost kissed.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I know it might sound dumb but I think I fell a little bit in love with Em even before I met her. We had been trading emails about her appearance on Handymen. Her enthusiasm and warmth just made me feel so good and so happy. Don’t get me wrong. I love a curvy figure as much as the next guy but if there’s no substance behind it, I lose interest.

I know what it is since I already read the book, but can you elaborate more on Handymen for our readers?
Well, that’s the DIY TV show that I host with my two brothers on the Inspiration Network. We help families realize their home renovation dreams. Emily was one of our guests, her and her douchebag fiancé. Sorry… did I say that out loud? What I meant to say was … never mind. I meant “douchebag.”
You can say it, and yes he was… what an ass…

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Bashful smile I guess I’ve mentioned Emily a lot, huh? She’s awesome. I love her. We’re getting married, you know? She said, “yes.” I’m the luckiest man in the world.
I heard and congrats to both of you!

What is one word that best describes her?
Persistent. I love that about her. She never gave up on me, even when I pushed her away. Oh, and she has the best smile. It lights up a room.  he laughs I guess that’s way more than one word, huh?

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
You bet! My book, A Good Man, is book 1 of the Handymen series. From what I understand, Ms. Rosanna Leo has been snooping around my brother Eli lately. I hear she has some adventures in store for him. Oh, and you know we can’t leave our youngest brother Nick out of the fun. I can’t wait to see him get what’s coming to him! And I hear there might even be a surprise hero in this series. I guess you’ll all just have to read and follow Ms. Leo for details! I won’t give her secrets away … not even if you tickle me.
No more tickling, crying men are just not something I can handle LOL I am looking forward to reading their stories too and I hope we get news on you two also.

Thank you Michael for taking the time to chat with me, sending hugs to Em!

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Thanks for joining us today and I hope you enjoyed the chat.

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As Michael mentioned, he hails from A Good Man, book 1 of Handymen series by one of my fave authors, Rosanna Leo.

Today is release day! Congrats Ms. Leo!!!

Not only is Michael a star on a successful home improvement show, he’s also seen as a local hero. But no one knows about the demons he carries inside him ever since the day he risked his life to save others. All the accolades and honors only make the memories stronger and the pain unbearable. He would do anything to be able to forget, to put his past behind him and move on. Michael takes on a new home improvement project, convinced it’s the perfect distraction. Little did he know that Emily, the woman who’s supposed to be nothing more than a client, would turn out to be a huge distraction…and engaged. While Emily battles with her own personal problems, Michael is determined to keep his distance. The last thing he needs is woman trouble. But when it becomes clear that the attraction is mutual, he realizes staying away from her is not an option. Now Michael needs to decide if he’s willing to risk exposing his weakness, and his heart…by giving in to temptation.

Here is a taste… and you will see why it was so easy to fall in love with him 😉

“Come with me. I want to show you something.”
“Sounds mysterious.”
“I will admit I was keeping this a secret, but I’ve made an executive decision to break with Handymen tradition.”
“What will Lacey think?”
“Let’s not go there.” He brought her upstairs, to the room that used to be the master bedroom, the one where several crew members stowed their belongings most days. Michael opened the door. At the far end of the empty room sat a large object, covered in a long tarp. “I’ve been working on something for you.”
“You mean other than renovating my house?”
He grinned. “Remember those old family photos Lacey borrowed from you?”
“Yeah. She said they wanted to include a montage of old pictures in the show introduction.”
“That might have been a slight fabrication. I just needed a way to get some photos from you. Anyway, I was saving this for the big reveal, but I think I want to show you now.” He grabbed the edge of the tarp and pulled, revealing the object hidden beneath it.

It was an old wooden ladder, one he’d found months ago at a salvage yard. He’d decided to repurpose it, turning it into a set of frames for the old photos they’d borrowed. Faces now smiled out from the six gaps between the rungs. Nonna Olivia hugging two blond children, Emily and her brother. Nonna Olivia and her husband on their wedding day. Six photos in total, all part of the heritage Emily so treasured. He hoped she’d like the rustic look of the ladder. Rather than sanding and painting it, he’d left it rough and worn, so that it looked as if it might have been sitting in Nonna Olivia’s toolshed, just waiting to be used. All Michael had done was affix the appropriate hooks and backings and had blown all the photos up to sizes that would fit the spaces.
Emily gazed upon her grandmother’s face. Her chest heaved. She blinked once, then twice. All at once, big, fat tears began to roll down her cheeks. “Michael, it’s…”
“I hope you don’t mind I used the photos. I thought it might be nice for you to have mementos of your grandmother in the finished store.”
“Oh.” Her hand covered her mouth but it shook so much she was unsuccessful at covering her open mouth.
“I hope you like it. You’ve had a shitty week and I thought you could use a pick-me-up. I was supposed to keep quiet about it, so maybe you could keep it under your hat until—”
Emily threw herself at him and wrapped her arms around his torso, cutting off his words and his breath. Only when he hugged her back did he realize how hard she was quivering.
She wasn’t just crying about the old photos.
“It’s okay, Em. Let it out, sweetheart.”
The collar of his shirt grew wet but he didn’t care. Wardrobe had tons of shirts. Besides, she felt good in his arms, all soft and warm. He rubbed her shoulders and the back of her waist, exploring and familiarizing himself with her luscious body. He breathed, drinking in her scent. His nasal cavities had never known such bliss. It was like that first clear breath after a long period of congestion. His fingers were pretty happy too, enjoying the give of her womanly body. It was all he could do not to slide them down, cup her sweet ass, and pull her up against him.
Just not while she was crying over another man.
She lingered in his arms and he did nothing to push her away. In fact, it surprised him how badly he wanted to keep her there, so much so that when Emily finally extricated herself, he wanted to pull her back into his embrace. Instead, he wiped her cheeks of the remaining tears.
“The makeup ladies are going to kill me for making you cry.”
It might have been his imagination, but her tears made her eyes appear even greener. In fact, her entire face seemed a riot of tempting color. Each shade called to him. The crushed roses in her cheeks. Her strawberry lips, so plump and moist. Even the doeskin brown of her freckles fascinated him to no end. He wanted to count them, to kiss and mark them all.
Kissing her made a whole lot of sense right now. Kissing her senseless seemed even better.

Emily’s eyes widened. Her lips parted in invitation. Michael paused, knowing it was wrong, even though every raised hair on his arms told him it was right.
As he debated with himself for a split second, she brushed her lips against his. It was quick and soft, hunger masquerading as something platonic. Even though a spectator might have called it a friendly kiss, he knew the truth. As brief as it may have been, he felt her yield to him, even if just a little.
From the startled look in her eye, Emily knew it too.
She took a step back. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done that.”
“You’re right. I should have been the one to do it.” Michael licked his lips. “Your lips really do taste like strawberries.”
“Michael, I can’t.”
“I think you just did.”
“You know what I mean.” She waved her hand between their two torsos. “This. I can’t do this.”
“What? Point at my chest?”
“You’re teasing me.”
“Maybe a little. Listen, Em, I understand. As unexpected as that kiss was, as much as I want to taste your lips again, I know it’s too soon.”
“It’s too much, too soon.”
He reached for her hand. “I get it. It’s okay.”
“Thank you.”
“But that doesn’t mean I won’t be spending all my waking hours waiting for the moment I can make it happen again.”
“Michael.”
“Don’t worry. I’d never force the matter. Besides, I enjoyed having you thrust yourself at me.”
“Are you ever going to let me live it down?”
“Not in this century, sweetheart.”

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My review:
5-stars
Heartfelt and realistic, this story is compelling in many ways. It deals with heartbreak, loss, consequences to actions in life, but most of all… HOPE… that it will be ok and also LOVE… a powerful force that can conquer and heal.
It is hard not to fall in love with Michael, strong yet vulnerable, humble and loyal, protective to the core. No wonder Emily falls for him, and she is a strong woman, loyal, warm. Ms. Leo made a perfect match, he helps heal her broken heart, she helps heal his spirit.
I am looking forward to the next stories, especially Eli’s, who caught my attention in this book.

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I hope you give this book a chance, I promise, you will enjoy it. I can’t wait to add the paperback to my treasure shelf, check out that cover 😉

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NEW RELEASE from Rosanna Leo

Hello and welcome!

So excited to be part of the release day celebrations for the newest book from Rosanna Leo! CONGRATS ROSANNA!

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Vice, book 1 in Vegas Sins Series

Genre: Hot Contemporary Romance

Release: September 19, 2017

Publisher: Crave Publishing

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Casinos, gambling, money, and women, these are all the things Las Vegas has to offer. For a handsome business entrepreneur it’s paradise.

Wearing success like a well-tailored suit, Liam Doyle knows exactly how to lure customers into his grand casino hotels. Every night it’s business as usual while he runs his multi-million dollar empire…until a pesky protester catches his attention.

Staging a one-woman protest, Kate Callender has the potential to be a huge pain in his ass. If he doesn’t take care of her soon, there will be bad publicity slapped all over Vice, the newest addition to his chain of casinos.

But there’s just one tiny little problem Liam didn’t count on—the feisty red-head isn’t about to go down easily. She’s fighting him every step of the way…and he’s starting to like it.

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EXCERPT

    “You,” she said on a breath.

     “Me.” His enticing blue eyes traveled up and down the length of her, one eyebrow raised in frank admiration. “You obviously didn’t do your homework.”

     Outrage surged through her system. “Why didn’t you tell me who you were yesterday? Why did you let me embarrass myself like that?”

     The smirk disappeared, to be replaced by a mild expression of boredom. “There’s no need to be embarrassed. I always try to size up the competition.”

     Doyle walked toward her, his large hand extended. The light in his eyes now hinted not so much at merriment as it did danger. She caught a whiff of her favorite men’s cologne by Michael Kors. She’d bought it for an old boyfriend once, but it smelled way better on Liam, as if it were an extension of his persona.

     His entire ensemble, designer suit, pressed pants, and navy blue paisley tie, reeked of power and privilege that drew her like a moth to a flame. Damn, she’d always been a sucker for a man in a good suit. Get a hold of yourself, Kate. He’s hot, but so is the Devil.

     He kept his hand out. “Please allow me to introduce myself properly. I’m Liam Doyle.” His gaze drifted toward her neckline and back up again. “I think you’ve heard of me.”

     Wishing she didn’t have to, she took his hand. Electricity shot through her and that damned perspiration appeared on her upper lip again. His grip was that of a man who took what he wanted, when he wanted.

     She held her head high. “Kate Callender.”

     He held her hand for a moment, his gaze locked on hers. He then gestured toward the counter, where a teak tray was laden with biscuits and what smelled like expensive coffee. No Folgers crystals for this guy. “Coffee?”

     “No, thank you.”

     “Tea?”

     “No.”

     “So we’re done with the niceties, then?”

     “I didn’t come here for niceties.”

     “Then you’ve come to the right place.” Liam sat on one of the couches, motioning for her to do the same. She continued to stand. Something in his wolf-like gaze hardened even further. “Ms. Callender, why are you picketing my casino?”

     His direct question set her even more on edge. She cleared her throat. “I have a right to protest what I see as wrong.”

     His grim smile might have made a grown man sweat, but she didn’t look away. “Let me put this another way. Las Vegas is home to numerous casinos. Why mine?”

     “If I’m trying to make a point, it only stands to reason I’d pick the most popular casino. I suppose I should congratulate you. Only open for two days, and Vice is already a hit. You must be so proud.”

     “Yes. Despite having my grand opening spoiled.”

     “Oh.” She inclined her head in mock sympathy. “I’m so not sorry.”

     He peered at her, narrowing his eyes. “Are you a Bible-thumper?”

     “No.”

     “Campaigning politician?

     Despite her unease, she laughed. “Do I look like Hilary Clinton?”

     He looked her up and down, as if her vocation were scrawled somewhere on her and he simply needed to find it. “Aspiring actress? This is probably a publicity stunt to get you viral on YouTube? Trying to get an audition here as a showgirl? Sorry, I don’t use them. The whole concept is dated and demeaning to my female clientele.”

     Okay, he got some points for that statement. “I’m not a dancer. I’m a singer.”

     It was his turn to laugh. Despite the bitter tone, his deep timber called to her. “Same difference.” He stood. “I’m not auditioning you, Ms. Callender, as fun as it would be to get you on the casting couch.” And there he lost those points again. “Have a nice day.”

     “Wait! I’m not trying to get an audition. You need to listen to me.” In a nervous reaction, she fingered the pearl choker at her neck, the one thing she had left of her mother. The one thing her father hadn’t pawned.

     Doyle turned back to her, one brow raised. “No, I don’t.” He eyed how she gripped her choker. “So you can take your fake pearl necklace and your sneakers and your attitude and go home.”

     Her attitude? “No. You let me up here. I’m not leaving until you hear me out.” She let go of the choker and let her hands fall to her sides. “And my pearls aren’t fake.”

     “Why are you here, Ms. Callender? Did you lose money at one of my casinos on your last night out with the girls?”

     She didn’t want to dignify that with a response, but a smug statement like that couldn’t go unchallenged. “I’m not a gambler.”

     He leaned against the armrest of the cushy couch and surveyed her through hooded eyes. “Ah, and now we come to the crux of the matter. So, you’re a do-gooder. Let me guess. Gam-Anon?”

     “New Horizons.”

     “Never heard of them.”

     “That doesn’t mean we don’t exist. And unfortunately, there are lots of us. Far too many. What does that tell you, Mr. Doyle?”

     Liam’s lips twitched into a smile that appeared slightly more friendly than his poker face, as if he enjoyed their banter. He loosened his tie, but his focused gaze continued to grate on her nerves. She stared at the strip of indigo silk at his throat, and was struck by a bizarre and unbidden image.

Her, on his bed. Her hands bound with his expensive tie.

     The strange pounding in her head must have been her racing heart. Where did that come from? Focus, Kate, focus.

     “I’m not just here because it’s something I believe in. I’m here because my group gets bigger every goddamn week,” she said, concentrating on the task at hand, rather than Liam Doyle’s bed. Lisa’s sad face appeared in her mind, as well as those of her children, the ones who’d spent the last two nights crying for their daddy. Kate blinked away the tears which threatened and aimed her burning gaze at Doyle. “I don’t respect your work, Mr. Doyle. And I don’t respect you.”

     From the furrow of his brow, Kate thought she’d struck a nerve. His tanned skin seemed paler. After a moment, he said, “So you’re trying to take down my casino with a one-woman picket line? No offense, but I’ve seen better protests at a garage sale.”

     “I’m trying to create awareness.” Kate stood, having already had enough of their uncomfortable conversation. “I’m not a fool. My intention is not to shut down Las Vegas, or your casino. That’ll never happen. But if I can make a small dent in the wallet of the Strip’s wealthiest hustler during his opening week, then maybe people will take notice. Have you never thought about the addictions riding your customers? Have you ever spent time chatting with the compulsive gamblers downstairs? Because I bet you’d hear a lot of stories. And believe me, the worst ones are the ones they don’t tell.” She paused for breath. “My friend’s husband is probably down there right now, feeding your slot machines instead of his kids.”

     “Hold on. Don’t pin that on me.”

     “Oh? Who do I pin it on?”

     “Look, if you want a donation, I already make plenty. Believe me, I make regular donations to people like Gam-Anon. You know, legitimate charities.”

     “I’m not here for money, but clearly you are.” The words spilled out of her, kick-started by adrenaline. “You’re a wealthy man. Did you have to open casinos? Were they such a passion for you? Couldn’t you have opened, I don’t know, a supermarket chain instead? Or was that not sexy enough for the great Liam Doyle?”

     His lips compressed. Had her comment hit home? Good.

     “You have no right…”

     “I have every right.” Her face was burning now. “If I can save even a few lost souls from places like this, then I’ll sleep a whole lot easier.”

     She had to get out before she started crying. She wanted to leave with her head held high. Leave him thinking. She turned and headed for the elevator, but he grabbed her hand before she could get away.

     “Wait.”

     Kate yanked her hand out of his grip. “How do you even sleep, Mr. Doyle?”

     His eyes bored into her. “Like a rock. But that crown of thorns must keep you up at night.”

     She tried to appear like she was still in control, but that had hurt. “You just keep telling yourself that.”

     Kate marched to the elevator and punched the button. As the door opened, she threw a look back at him.

     “By the way, I will be back. I’ll show you how many lives have been devastated by your casinos.” She walked into the lift, even though she felt like running. She didn’t look back.

     Liam called out to her. “Watch your step, Ms. Callender. I don’t forgive and forget.”

     She channeled her last ounce of bravado before the doors shut. “You really should see someone for that. I hear being an asshole can be terminal.”

     Once the elevator began its descent, Kate leaned against the back of the small space and closed her eyes, winded by her hostile exchange with Doyle. She didn’t open them again until the door opened.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rosanna Leo is a multi-published romance author. Winner of the Reader’s Choice 2015 in Paranormal Romance at The Romance Reviews, Rosanna draws on her love of mythology for her books on Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters.

From Toronto, Canada, Rosanna occupies a house in the suburbs with her long-suffering husband, their two hungry sons and a tabby cat named Sweetie. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.

A library employee by day, she is honored to be a member of the league of naughty librarians who also happen to write romance.

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My Chat with Anton!

Hello and welcome!

Today I am bringing one of my book boyfriends over from the old blog because I can’t let him be forgotten. I was at Anton’s house for the chat, I am soooooo excited to share it with you again. He speaks my native tongue, Hungarian.

And there he is… 

oh my…. Rosanna!!! You should have warned me! Oh ya, you did warn me!
I can feel his powerful aura before I am even close to him, and those eyes are piercing, like he is looking right into my soul. I do not feel scared, ok… maybe a bit, but more like awed *sigh*

Isten hozzott Enikö!
(Welcome Enikö!)

I know I should not be staring, but I can’t stop. I try to respond, but no sound comes out, he hands me a glass of raspberry juice, I gulp it down … mmmm my favourite …

Thank you for accepting my invitation and answering my questions.
Have a seat, then we can start.
He smiles that gorgeous smile at me! I shuffle my notes, drop them a few times… Taking a deep breath…

What is your full name?
I am Anton Gaspar, Grand Prince of the Federation of Hungarian Tribes. No middle name. My father, Janos believed middle names were a waste of time.

Do you have a nickname?
he laughs heartily
Well, my mate Marci has a few for me, none of which she would appreciate me sharing, I’m afraid. Let’s just say she calls me “Tiger” a lot. When she wants to tease me, she will curtsey and call me, “My Liege.” And then I spank her.

What is one word best describes you?
his eyes flash in mischief
Focused.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Well, Enikö, because you have been rather naughty and visited me in my bedroom, I have nothing on.
I can certainly see that!!!
You’d better hide or Marci will see you. My little lynx is quite protective of my manhood.
I am not hiding! I am not here to threaten your manhood and I do know she is protective, I would be too, but you are the one with no clothes.
I smile wickedly

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I must admit, I didn’t appreciate the way Ms. Leo depicted me at the beginning. After all, she made me sound misogynistic. I don’t hate women. Quite the opposite. However, because Ms. Leo was telling a story, I shall forgive her this time. She can keep her head… for now.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Very little, I’m afraid. I have never really been one to laugh much, as you will gather if you’ve read my story. However, my Marci always manages to put a smile on my face. The thing I loved best when we were becoming acquainted was seeing how her lynx plagued her, forcing her to give into her desire for me. I did manage a few laughs over that. Once the kissing began, the laughs stopped.

What is your fave dessert?
Would it be wrong of me to say my mate? She is sweeter than any dessert. However, she makes a wicked little cookie called a “Whoopie Pie.” By all that is holy, they are delicious. I call them her “sex pies.”

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Never heard of whoopie pies, they do look yummy.

What is your greatest fear?
I’ve already experienced it. I almost lost Marci. Hell could never compare.

What is your fave colour?
Marci’s eyes are a unique golden brown. I’ve never really thought about colors I like, but if I had to pick one, that would be it.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
he laughs
Come now, Eniko. I’m a hot-blooded shifter male. What do you think?

What is the perfect romantic date?
he raises eyebrow
A day in bed with Marci. If you’ve read my book, you know I have a lot of lost time to make up for.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am not ticklish. But I am more than happy to offer tickles. I love that spot on a woman right on the curve of her waist.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
If I answer this question the way I want to answer it, you might need to censor me. Let’s just say my mate’s scent drives me wild, and it intensifies at certain moments. That is my favourite scent.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Intelligence shining in her eyes. A quick wit. Loyalty. Yes, a beautiful body and face are always attractive, but they mean nothing if the woman behind them is a only interested in superficial things.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I’ve mentioned my mate Marci Lennox, now Gaspar. And she will be the last woman in my life.

What is one word that best describes her?
Sweetness. She is my kitten.

Can you tell us a bit about what the future holds for the readers of the series?
‘Predator’s Salvation’ is the last book in the series and was released March 20, 2017

I better shuffle out before Marci returns, just to be on the safe side.

Thank you again for answering my questions. I am sure the readers will be pleased.

Viszontlátásra!
(See you soon!)

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Thank you for coming by and reading my chat with Anton, hope you enjoyed it. He is my book boyfriend from Predator’s Refuge, book 3 in the ‘Gemini Island Shifters’ series by Rosanna Leo.

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A tiger shifter searching for a safe place to hide. A lynx shifter trying to prove herself. Neither expecting the desire that flares between them … nor the danger stalking them. Suspense and passion fill the pages of Predator’s Refuge, Book 3 of Rosanna Leo’s thrilling romance series, Gemini Island Shifters.

Lynx shifter Marci Lennox has worked at the shifter-friendly Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort all her adult life. It’s more a home to her than a job. When her boss goes on vacation, putting her in charge, Marci is thrilled. Finally a chance to prove she has the mettle to run a resort.

Her confidence is shaken when new employee Anton Gaspar appears. One look at the mysterious tiger shifter spells trouble for Marci and for her sex-crazed lynx. Anton is judgmental, condescending, and a little misogynistic. Unfortunately, Marci’s lynx thinks his tiger is more delicious than an oversized bag of Maltesers.

It becomes difficult for Marci to remain neutral near Anton, especially when she learns of his troubling past and unusual family circumstances. However, when dangerous incidents occur on the resort, the lynx woman and tiger man join forces to combat the threat to the lodge and its guests.

Harder still is the quest to combat their explosive feelings for one another. As they explore their mutual passion, they realize the danger at the resort is more insidious than they ever envisioned. Their dreams, their love, and their very lives are at stake.

My review: “Another delicious story in the Gemini Island Shifters series, this is the story of Marcie and Anton. As with the other books, the author managed to pull me into the book from the first page, suspense, humour, steamy scenes and a HEA makes this a great read. Totally recommend it!”

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Read more about Rosanna Leo and her books, there are lots more awesome books beside this series, the Orkney Selkies series, the Greek God series, a few stand-alones , also anthologies like The Lucky’s Charms and Love in the Cards … mmmm… which are FREE

To keep in touch with Ms. Leo and check out all her yummy books, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi 😀 Make sure you peek in her Pinterest folders, lots of yumminess there to be enjoyed 😉

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If you missed my chat with Ms. Leo you can check it out here. I also had a few of my other book boyfriends join me on the chat, the yummy Selkies Calan and Machar and former political journalist Patrick sigh

One lucky reader will receive one ebook from the “Gemini Island Shifters” series, winner’s choice. Sexy Mr. Random will let us know who that is after 3 pm on Monday, May 8, 2017. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Rosanna Leo

Hello and welcome!

Today I have an amazing and sweet lady, a multi-published romance author whose specialty is “star-crossed loves”. I enjoyed many of her books and had a few of my book boyfriends join me on the chat, the yummy selkies Calan and Machar and former political journalist Patrick sigh

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Please welcome Rosanna Leo!

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Winner of the Reader’s Choice 2015 in Paranormal Romance for “Predator’s Fire”, book 5 in the Gemini Island Shifters series at ‘The Romance Reviews’, Rosanna draws on her love of mythology for her books on Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters. Her hot contemporary romance Vice was recently reviewed by Library Journal.

From Toronto, Canada, Rosanna occupies a house in the suburbs with her long-suffering husband, their two hungry sons and a tabby cat named Sweetie. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.

A library employee by day, she is honored to be a member of the league of naughty librarians who also happen to write romance.

Read on to find out more ….

Do you have a nickname?
I have a number of nicknames, but the one that has stuck the longest is “Lala.” When my younger brother was a toddler, he couldn’t pronounce Rosanna. Lala was the closest he could come. The name has lasted about 40 years now.

What is one word best describes you?
Optimistic. I’ve never been a believer in seeing the glass half empty. I’m a glass half full kind of woman.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Would it be horrible for me to admit bathroom humor cracks me up? Because it does… in a big way.

What is your favourite smell?
I have a couple of favorite smells.

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One is lilac, my favourite flower. The other is cocoa butter, which reminds me of the tropical vacations I’ve had. I love lounging on the beach, catching that scent on the breeze.

Favourite place to spend time in.
I have two favorite places to visit and could spend years exploring them to the fullest. London, England and the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. Both are cherished vacation spots and I never grow tired of visiting.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
I don’t think I would refuse a genre without assessing specific books. I’d like to think I’d make my decision based on individual subject matter.

Writing! What started it?
A school essay when I was 12. I wrote about my grandfather’s experiences in WWII and got hooked. Since then, I have scribbled as much as possible. I’m so glad some of my scribbles have paid off and that audiences are listening.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
If I were smart, I’d pick something practical like computer programming, something for which I have no aptitude. However, I’d probably pick something just as “flighty” as writing. I’d be a musical theater actor or something in the arts.

Audiobooks! Any plans to have any of your books in audio format?
I would love to have my books in audio format and it really is up to my publishers as to whether or not that happens. If this is something you’d like to see, let them know!
I would love to listen to Anton, the tiger shifter prince YUMYUM
…. or to Percy and Byron, the jaguar shifter twins OH MY!!!

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
Love, always, as one might expect. However, I do touch on other themes. My books often explore the ideas of self-sacrifice and having to make the decision to put another person first. For some of my characters, it might be the first time they’re in this position. No matter what, it always changes their lives for the better.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
I wouldn’t say I write for a specific audience. Most romance readers are women, but I’ve been tickled to receive some lovely reviews from men. In fact, I once had a woman tell me she bought one of my books for her 22-year-old grandson! Apparently, he liked mythical romance. I just try to write the best book I can, something I would like to read, and trust the audience is out there.

What is next in your writing?
I have a few projects on the go. 2015 was a busy year for me, with 4 releases between February and November. This gives me the luxury of really being able to consider my next works and how I want to approach them. I’m working on the final two books in my Gemini Island Shifters series and am in the midst of plotting a new contemporary romance. I can’t wait to share more as the days go on.

Thank you Rosanna for joining me in my little corner of the blogging world. I am looking forward to reading more of your amazing stories. Hoping you can get Byron and Percy to come for a chat soon.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat, I sure did.

To keep in touch with Ms. Leo and check out all her yummy books, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi 😀

Make sure you peek in her Pinterest folders, lots of yumminess there to be enjoyed 😉

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To start you on the journey into her book world, Ms. Leo is offering an ebook of winner’s choice from her backlist.

The lucky reader will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments after 3pm EST Monday, December 14, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Patrick

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a former political journalist at one of Toronto’s most respected papers, but now he’s forced to write a seedy expose.

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After staring at him for a few, I mentally slap myself and pick up my tongue off the floor… sigh … I got to have a talk with Rosanna… you could have warned me, girl!!! He is so delish… sigh…

Welcome, welcome!

What is your full name?
Getting all formal, are we, Eniko? he winks and smiles Officially, my name is Patrick Michael Lincoln, although I have been given some rather unsavory monikers by my friends, none of which can be mentioned here. If I’m going to make you blush, I’d rather do it for the right reasons.
I am looking for my fan, it is too hot in here…

Do you have a nickname?
Well, my Little Brother Marcus calls me Mr. L., which makes me feel about eighty years old. However, I encourage it to keep the kid in line. he laughs

What is one word that best describes you?
Suitporn. he grins Or is that really two words?

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
It seems I came prepared for the previous question. he caresses lapel I am wearing my favorite grey pinstripe suit with a purple Armani tie. It was the suit I wore when I accompanied Winn to our first wedding together. She liked it, although she never would have admitted it that day. Of course, I spent the entire night gawking at her, so I guess we’re even.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Hmm. he frowns I will admit Ms. Rosanna Leo did a pretty good job, although there was a section at the start where she made it seem like I was checking out a woman’s panty lines. he says rolling his eyes Of course, I was, but it didn’t need to go in the book.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Bad journalism. Politicians who think they can get away with murder. Oh, and there’s this thing that Winn does in bed when she tickles my…. he claps mouth shut I think I’ve said enough.
No, no! Please continue. he shakes his head and I continue

What is your favourite dessert?
I would go to great lengths and embarrass myself in public for a bowl of crème brulee. And if I could get Winn to feed it to me, I’d do just about anything.  

What is your favourite drink?
Honestly, I’m not a big drinker although I have been known to explore a good whiskey for medicinal purposes. Otherwise, if you hand me a Gatorade, I’m as happy as a kid in a candy store.

What is your greatest fear?
Oh my God. Clowns. Especially clowns named Wally. You’ll meet that character in the book, too. Hopefully it won’t scar you the way it did me. I still have nightmares…

What is your favourite colour?
I can tell you what my least favorite color is.  Coral. Ask Winn. She had to wear a tragic coral gown to one of her weddings. It was awful. Big and fluffy and … well, coral. It just wasn’t right.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
tilts head and narrows gaze Now, Eniko. Do you really want me to answer that truthfully? I nod eagerly Let’s just say I like to get back to basics.

What is the perfect romantic date?
I’ve been on some dates that many would consider romantic, but I’m happiest when Winn and I are at home, relaxing, with nowhere to go. We’re both pretty busy so I appreciate the quiet times. And I’m man enough I can say I like a nice cuddle. Plus it increases the chances we’ll get naked.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Next question! he bursts into giggles when I tickle his gut

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Eniko, I’m a man. I have very basic needs. And they are all fulfilled with bacon. If I could find Winn a bacon-scented perfume, I’d live out my days in ecstasy.

When you look at a woman, what catches your interest?
I’m interested in a woman’s soul, in what makes her tick. I want to learn her hopes and dreams. stares ahead and lets out a laugh Okay, boobs.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes. I believe I’ve already mentioned my Winn a couple of times. She’s awesome, spunky and fun and talented. Oh, and she makes an incredible spaghetti sauce. Seriously. It’s so tasty I’ve considered rubbing it all over her…um, spaghetti. Right. Spaghetti.

What is one word that best describes her?
Brave. But you’ve read “The Stand-In” and you know why.
Yes, I did and I totally agree with you.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
I do hope Ms. Leo returns to our world and writes another installment. I know Winn’s sister Enid certainly has enough men in her life that Ms. Leo could write a trilogy about her alone! Personally, I’d like to see Grandpa Ernie get a book. That dude is super cool. he smiles
I sure hope Ms. Leo does, I would love to read Enid’s story, she is hilarious.

Thank you for spending time and answering my questions. Hugs to Winn!

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Hope you enjoyed the chat with yummy Patrick. I sure did *sigh*

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He hails from The Stand-In by Rosanna Leo and released TODAY. I really, really enjoyed this book, as I do all Ms. Leo’s books.

Out of work and desperate, Winn Busby accepts the only job available to her … professional liar! Simple enough, until she meets a former political journalist determined to sniff out the truth about what she’s up to. Charming, witty, and filled with sizzling passion, The Stand In, another great romantic comedy from author Rosanna Leo.

Failed actress Winn Busby is at the end of her rope. With no money and no prospects, she accepts the one job she never thought she’d see on her résumé. Professional bridesmaid. It should be easy. If only the idea of weddings and vows didn’t give Winn a case of the hives. Her role becomes more challenging when she’s told a reporter will shadow her work for a men’s magazine article.

Working for Player Magazine is Patrick Lincoln’s worst nightmare. A former political journalist, he used to write thoughtful columns for one of Toronto’s most respected papers. That is, until he was blackballed for allegedly sleeping with the boss’s wife. Overnight, Patrick becomes the city’s most reviled bad boy. And now he’s forced to write a seedy expose on, of all things, a bridesmaid.

Patrick begrudgingly accompanies Winn to a series of strange weddings. As they are forced to work together, he learns there is more to the stand-in bridesmaid than puffy dresses and pretty speeches. She, in turn, begins to question whether or not Patrick actually deserves the derision of his peers. As much as they fight their attraction, it begins to threaten their work and their sanity.

For so long, Winn has felt second-best. A stand-in. She finally meets a man who believes in her value. But can she let go of the past and accept him?

Content Notes: Hot, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

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My chat with Calan and Machar

Hello and welcome!

My post is a bit late … well … I was a bit busy with these hunks as you will see shortly …

Good thing I am sitting down, my legs are weak just looking at these hunks. I think I am in trouble, I have to drink something cold …

I have Calan and Machar here! Welcome! Please sit anywhere you like. Shall we start?

I take a drink of my ice tea and mentally keep my fingers crossed I don’t stutter… much. I do tend to do that when I am face to face with yummies!

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What is your full name?
Calan: Calan of Kirkwall, shortened to Calan Kirk, as befitting modern times. winks at me Rolls better off the tongue, doesn’t it, lass?
Mack: By St. Joseph’s Wood, you never stop flirting brother.  Looks at me, his smile no less devastating *sigh*  And I am Machar Kirk, his slightly older, but more experienced, brother.

Do you have a nickname?
Mack: My friends call me Mack. So you can call me Mack, darlin’.
Calan: rolls eyes He thinks it’s charming, but I’ve known trucks with the same name.
Mack: Well, hasn’t anyone ever given you a nickname?
Calan: Not sure I’d call it a nickname, but the lasses do tend to call out “Oh God!” when they’re with me.
I choke on my ice tea and Mack is tapping my back gently. I better not drink while they answer… chuckle
Mack: Shite.

What is one word that best describes you?
Calan: Hungry.
Mack: Famished.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Calan: looks down Jeans. A T-shirt. And my favourite vintage leather jacket, the one my mate Maggie managed to cover in mud not long ago. But that’s a story for another day.
Mack: Well, as my mate Beth could tell you, I spent some time as a rock roadie. I have a collection of rock band T-shirts. I’m wearing my Pink Floyd shirt today. But I prefer how it looks on Beth, especially when it’s all she wears.
Personally I think they would look yummy in anything… or nothing 😀

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Calan: That pesky lass Rosanna Leo made me out to be some sort of playboy.
Mack: You are, or at least you were until you met your Maggie.
Calan: That’s beside the point.
Mack: Ms. Leo did a fine job portraying me, on the other hand. She showed me as I am: intelligent, somber and caring.
Calan: And a slave to your cock.
Mack: You’re such a peedie piss weasel, Calan.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Mack: Modern music. By St. Winnifred’s knockers, will someone please explain Justin Bieber to me?
Calan: laughing loudly My brother makes me laugh. That and my Maggie, when her pretty red curls get in her eyes. Gets me every time.

What is your fave dessert?
Both men eye each other and respond as one We might offend your readers if we tell you the truth.

What is your greatest fear?
Mack: I’ve lived my greatest fear. I had to watch my Beth as she suffered after being ravaged by an evil finman. I still can’t wipe those memories from my brain.
Calan: pats him on shoulder The same goes for me. If anything ever happened to my Maggie, there would be hell to pay.

What is your fave colour?
Calan: Red, like my Maggie’s hair. No, blue, like her eyes.
Mack: Make up your mind, piss weasel.
Calan: Blue, then. And yours, my much older brother?
Mack: grins Beth’s skin turns this interesting color of pink after we…well, never you mind.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
both men shrug
Mack: We’re selkies. Nothing.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Mack: Swimming nude in the waves with Beth.
Calan: I was going to say that.
Mack: You swim nude with my Beth?
Calan: blushes Give me strength.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Calan: eyes me I won’t answer that question.
Mack: I agree. I vote we tickle Eniko instead? Where are you ticklish, love?

No, no, no. No way I am telling you that!

I swat Mack’s hands away  You stop that!
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What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
both men burst into laughter
Mack: There’s another one we can’t answer, lass, for fear of sounding indecent.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Mack: A sparkle in her eye. And a lovely set of hips that I can clutch.
Calan: I’ve always been a breast man. Maggie’s, in particular.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Calan: Yes, I mentioned my lovely mate Maggie. She’s originally from Toronto, but I’m so glad she found her way to Orkney.
Mack: My Beth is from Florida. She came to me through rather tragic circumstances, ones I wish I could change for her sake. That being said, I’m glad we found each other, and I won’t let her go now.

What is one word best describes her?
Calan: smiles Maggie is stubborn, but in the best way.
Mack: Beth is brave, braver than anyone I know.

Can you tell us a bit about what the future holds for the readers of the series?
Calan: chuckles Well, I’ve heard Rosanna Leo plans to tackle our brother Edan soon. I can’t wait to see that red-haired bastard in her mischievous clutches.
Mack: And not a moment too soon. When he gets his book, Eniko, can we come back and play with you, lass?
Of course you can! I wink at them  You can come an play with me anytime!

Looking forward to reading Edan’s story too.
Thank you both for dropping by and answering my questions. I had a lot of fun.
Give my love to Maggie and Beth!

Mack: What about us?

OK OK!!! Come here! I am dwarfed as they each lean in for a hug… mmmmm … sigh

As they leave I turn the fan on high, is it hot in here???

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Thank you for stopping by and reading my exciting interview with two of the hunks from the Orkney Selkies series by Rosanna Leo.

To check their stories out, read an excerpt click on the links:

Calan‘s book – The Selkie

ImageThis was supposed to be her year. However, after losing her job and discovering her fiancé cheating, Maggie Collins has her doubts. When her grandmother dies, she hits rock bottom. Maggie travels to her grandmother’s home in Orkney, Scotland to sort through her gran’s things, only to discover the old woman has left her a seal pelt as her inheritance. She also learns that others are after the pelt.

To add to her frustration, Maggie’s dreams are filled with luscious images of a long-haired man, images that draw her to the magical beaches in Orkney. Although she’s lost her trust in men, this dream man inspires her with a lust she’s never known before.

Calan Kirk has also been dreaming. Dreaming of Maggie, the mortal woman who arouses him as no other woman ever has. Meeting her in the flesh when she arrives in Orkney is nothing short of spontaneous sexual combustion. But she is a human, and not to be trusted. He needs the seal pelt, not a red-haired temptress.

As a thief ransacks Maggie’s grandmother’s house, Maggie and Calan are thrust together. They must search for the animal skin, a mythical relic which once found, will either bring them together or rip them apart forever.

Machar‘s book – Selkie’s Revenge

ImageOn the beaches of Orkney, Scotland, an evil entity stalks mortal women. Machar “Mack” Kirk is a selkie man with a haunted past, one that has prompted him to become a hunter. He prowls the beaches at night, his arrows aiming for the finman who took his first love.
Beth Pedersen also watches the sea. The haunted widow has suffered losses of her own, ones that have crippled her into a state of stony grief. Beth can no longer feel, can no longer see color and life. Until the day Mack Kirk saves her from a mysterious foe, flooding her world with brightness and foreign temptation.
As Mack and Beth fight their growing passion, the finman escalates his attacks. Before long, Mack realizes he’s not just playing Good Samaritan. He wants Beth, too, and will do anything to ensure his lover isn’t taken by the finman. But can he protect his mate from a monster with no soul?

To keep up to date with news from Rosanna Leo, here are some links:

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Facebook – Author Page

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