Sharon C. Cooper

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Bachelor’s Special by Christine Warner (Giveaway)

I’d like to welcome Christine Warner back to my blog! Today she will be telling us about her novel, Bachelor’s Special and sharing some fun facts. Take it away Christine.

Author Christine Warner

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Today in celebration of my latest contemporary romance from the Indulgence line with Entangled Publishing, I’d like to share 10 Fun Facts about Bachelor’s Special that not many people know.

I hope you enjoy learning a few behind the scenes workings of my book and I hope you like the blurb and excerpt that follows!

Ten Fun Facts About Bachelor’s Special:

  1. When I wrote the story my working title was Blind Date Billionaire. I still love that title and hopefully can use it someday for another story.
  2. This story was a true labor of love. I added several scenes and deleted several others which ended up changing the story a lot.
  3. I originally had a scene in which Chet’s mother played a major role—kind of a busy-body if you will—but took it out because I found her unlikable and I didn’t want that.
  4. Bachelor’s Special takes place in Michigan.
  5. Originally Mel bought Jill a membership to a dating service and chose her first date—which happened to be Chet. After much thought I changed it around so that Mel didn’t buy a membership for Jill, but decided to fix Jill up on a blind date with Chet— who just happens to be Mel’s future brother in law. Confusing? Lol
  6. I wrote the opening scene 4—or maybe it was 5—different ways before I decided upon writing a prologue.
  7. One of my favorite lines in the book is “A woman knows when she’s about to be kissed.”
  8. I never changed any of the character’s names. When I made my choice for each character, they stuck J
  9. One of my favorite characteristics about Jill is her love for the 1950s and the fact that she wears vintage clothes.
  10. I borrowed Jill’s last name, Adgate, from a family who lives in the small town I live in. They owned a grocery story called Adgates, but it closed about 10 yeas ago.

About Bachelor’s Special

Saute, simmer, and flambé…

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, the devoted love of an exceptional man, and a family. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a prosperous businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved with any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: Work for him for the next eight weeks as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking with her commitment-phobic employer is a recipe for disaster…but it’s just too tasty to not take a bite.

Excerpt

Her body hummed as his smile wavered. Although he wore sunglasses, she’d bet her last dollar his gaze swept across her chest, lingering on the betrayal of her pert nipples pushing against the fabric of her suit.

Until this moment, shyness had never been a trait she possessed. Air stalled in her lungs, her palms grew sweaty, and she itched to cover herself with a towel. Even though her replica vintage swimsuit hid more than most sets of women’s underwear, she felt too exposed. She turned to the side slightly and folded her legs up. Not that it helped, but it made her feel a bit less exposed. Chet slid his feet from his sandals, brushing a hand through his hair. The heat from the sun wasn’t the only thing scorching her skin. She trickled several droplets of water over her arms, but she couldn’t drag her focus from his toned flesh.

Jill soaked in his ripped abs and the obvious package of goodies covered by his brown swimsuit—the same sexy brown as his hair. Damn, did a man have a right to fill out a pair of swimming trunks like that? Flecks of hair, just enough to give him a manly appeal, covered the etched muscles of his long, tan legs. She licked her lips, hoping she could still speak.

“Do you want some privacy?” Yes, say yes. She needed an excuse to make an escape without coming off like someone desperate to be making an exit.

*

Hell no, he didn’t want privacy. Through the shield of his sunglasses, he inspected her body from the tips of her pink-painted toenails to the top of her brightly flowered swimming cap. Did people still actually wear those things?

“No, you look comfortable. Stay and enjoy the day.”

“Oh…are you sure?”

“Sure.”

Amazed at his own ability to talk without his tongue hitting the cement, Chet turned to throw his towel and sunglasses on a nearby lounge chair. Damn.

The red and white polka-dot halter-style suit featured a tight bodice, but her slender hips and shapely thighs hiding beneath a matching skirt grabbed his attention until all oxygen left his blood. Even showing less skin than the average girl on the beach, she far exceeded sexy and alluring.

Get a grip, Castle. She’s off limits, no matter how delectable. He turned and stepped onto the diving board. He bounced along the surface as he made his way over the water. When he looked at Jill’s bathing cap covering her head, he held back his grin. The neon rubber flowers reminded him of something his grandmother would’ve worn, but there the similarity ended. Everything beneath that cap was far from making him think of Grandma.

Buy it now!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | All Romance e-Books | Kobo Books | iTunes

About the Giveaway:

Prize: $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card

How to enter: Rafflecopter giveaway

Christine, how can readers contact you?

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

About the author:

Author Christine Warner

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends. Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines. A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on Facebook, Twitter and her Website.

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August 20, 2013 - Posted by | Blog Guest | ,

11 Comments

  1. Hi Sharon! Thank you so much for letting me take over your blog today. I always enjoy our visits 🙂

    Comment by ChristineWarner | August 21, 2013

    • My pleasure, Christine! You’re welcome anytime!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 21, 2013

  2. Ooooh, I really liked this post.
    Congratulations, Christine.
    I have your book on my Kindle–and I’m super excited to read it. As soon as my blog tour is over, then I can reward myself with your book.

    Comment by Brenda D | August 21, 2013

  3. Thanks Brenda…I hope you enjoy the story! And congrats on your recent release … always exciting!

    Comment by ChristineWarner | August 21, 2013

  4. “A woman knows when she’s about to be kissed.” <- that is a great line and so true.
    This was a fun post. Congrats on the release, Christine. Go West Michigan! 🙂

    Comment by S. J. Maylee | August 21, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by S.J…..and I’m glad you like my favorite line too 🙂

      Comment by ChristineWarner | August 21, 2013

  5. Congrats. on the release–I’m looking forward to reading it–it sounds fun.

    Comment by nancygoldberglevine | August 21, 2013

    • Thanks Nancy..I hope you enjoy Chet and Jill’s story 🙂

      Comment by ChristineWarner | August 21, 2013

  6. Hi Ms. Sharon and Ms. Christine,

    It was nice getting to know you Ms. Christine. I love learning about authors that I have not heard about before. Your novel sounds interesting, and I certainly will be checking them out. Again, nice getting to know you. Good interview Ms. Sharon.

    Comment by stephaniebartley1 | August 21, 2013

    • So glad you came by and enjoyed the interview…I always have a great time on Sharon’s blog. I hope you enjoy Bachelor’s Special if you decide to read it!

      Comment by ChristineWarner | August 21, 2013

    • Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie! I’m glad you enjoyed Christine’s post!

      Comment by sharonccooper | August 22, 2013


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