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Interrupting the week of WIP men for a special announcement

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With apologies for interrupting the hotness that is the “Week of Diva WIP Men”, but I have a special announcement:

In a surprise move by Samhain Publishing, Red Red Wine is now on sale for a limited time!

The book has been discounted from $4.50 to just 99c!

You can get your copy at:

Samhain Publishing,

Barnes & Noble

iBooks

Kobo has it on sale too, for $1.15. (I’m guessing that’s because it’s priced in Canadian dollars?)

Not sure if you wanna read it?

Here’s what reviewers are saying:

“This book is one of those feel good romances and one I could easily see made into a Lifetime movie, well except Lifetime would make it boring because they’d cut out all the really hot scenes.” Slick Reads, Guilty Pleasures Reviews.

” Red Red Wine is a truly hot erotic romance. This is my first read from Ms. Dee and it certainly will not be the last. This story opens with a bang and just continues to entertain until the very last paragraph. Authors that can successfully blend an interesting story with eroticism is a rare talent, and Ms. Dee presents this winning combination beautifully.” Sara, Harlequin Junkie.

Red Red Wine: The Blurb

She’s tantalizing…tempting…and taken.

Tastes of Seduction, Book 2

When Andrew Stafford’s business partner banishes him from work with strict instructions to take a much-needed holiday, the offer of five days relaxing in wine country is too enticing to refuse. As is the woman he encounters the minute he arrives at the hotel.

She’s everything Andrew’s ever wanted in a partner, and meeting her should be the answer to all of his prayers. Except for one thing—she’s strictly off limits.

Tori Worthing has never been happier. She’s about to marry an amazing man, and her life is laid out perfectly before her—until her dream winery wedding becomes an unexpected nightmare. Her heart shattered, she turns to the one place she never expected to find comfort—a stranger’s arms.

Tori and Andrew both know theirs is a rebound affair destined to end when the week is over. But when the time comes, letting her go proves to be the hardest step Andrew’s ever had to take.

Warning: Jilted brides are not supposed to have this much fun. Especially when the fun involves a bottle of red, a sexy man and getting naked in the gazebo at midnight.

At 99c, who can resist?

🙂

Jess

(PS, normal posting of Week of Diva WIP Men will resume tomorrow.)

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My Favourite Couple: A Down Under Divas Guest Blog by Tez Miller

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Over the next few months I’m going to randomly open the Diva floor to a guest blogger. You’ll never know who it’ll be until Sunday night, but let me assure you, you’ll never be disappointed. To begin this fine new tradition, let me introduce Tez Miller.

I met Tez at the very first ARRC in Melbourne last year and since then have stalked her…err…befriended her online via Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads. She is an awesome Aussie (even if she’s a Melbournian *grin*) and she has an awesome blog where she writes some of the best (and wittiest) reviews I’ve read.

Please make her feel welcome.

Oh, and a little contest, just because. To tie in with Tez’s sci-fi(ish) theme, I’m going to give away a copy of the entire Lexxie Couper Spaceport ebook series (that’s FOUR books, boys and girls). All you gotta do is tell us (and Tez) who your favourite fictional romantic couple is and why. The winner will be announced twenty-four hours from now.

And now, on to Tez…

I’m not big on romance; I prefer it as a subplot at best. Yet I was asked to guest-blog here at Down Under Divas. Is there method to Lexxie Couper’s madness? 😉

Relationships in all their various forms are intriguing. Tension is the key to character interaction. You think once the book is over, the couple never has any issues? Not if they were real! Childcare, in-laws, crummy jobs, mortgages, broken-down cars, money troubles, addictions…

You actually like this, Tezzy? All this dread, despair, and depression? Well, I don’t like living it, but relationship problems make for more interesting fiction. Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to my favourite couple of all-time: Meet Futurama‘s Lurr and Ndnd, Rulers of the Planet Omicron Persei 8.

Whether they’re demanding the rest of a Single Female Lawyer episode, preparing to eat a human, or arguing about aphrodisiacs, this pair is always awesome, and it’s all down to their witty banter. In short, they’re bitchy to one another. They call each other out on their shiz. They don’t suppress their thoughts and emotions – they put ’em out there.

In my favourite episode, “Spanish Fry”, we learn that Lurr and Ndnd just don’t fancy each other anymore, though they try. Lurr even acquires what he’s heard is Human Horn, an aphrodisiac, until he’s informed of the lower horn. He’s all set to mutilate human lad Fry, who suggests our Omicronian overlords work on their issues first. Lurr doesn’t think there’s a problem, but his wife thinks he’s not as sweet as he used to be. Of course, Lurr claims he was never sweet…

The two are Happy for Now at the end of the episode, but the tension and bitching is the drawcard. You know shows where there’s a lot of sexual tension and it’s awesome, but once they actually get together viewers lose interest? Being happy just isn’t tense, isn’t conflicting.

So let your fictional couples fight after they’re supposedly HEA. I’m sure the Down Under Divas can come up with some sharp barbs for their characters – after all, there’s nothing more Aussie than sledging 😉 Unleash the bitch in fiction, and your stories will be better off for it. It would be un-Australian not to 😉

Tez Miller
Reader. Reviewer. Blogger.
Urban Fantasy & Futuristic
http://tezmilleroz.wordpress.com