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Friday, December 6, 2013

[Book Tour] Playing the Playboy by Noelle Adams #giveaway #authorinterview


SERIES SPOTLIGHT INFO:
Seducing the Enemy


Heirs of Damon, Book 1
Publisher:   Entangled Indulgence
Publication Date:  October 14, 2013

After being injured in a tragic accident as a child, Marietta Edwards has lived a sheltered life. Finally recovered, she wants to indulge in pleasures that are entirely new to her, so she begins by seducing a sexy, mysterious stranger. Only after their one-night stand does she learn their families have been embroiled in a fifteen-year legal battle and the man she’s given herself to is her worst enemy.

The heir to a vast fortune, Harrison Damon believes the unforgettable night he spent with Marietta in Monte Carlo is just a fling, an escape from his responsibilities. Then he discovers she is an Edwards—the family he despises most. He can’t quench his attraction for her, but he won’t let her use it against him. He won’t let her manipulate him to win money from his family. No matter how much he wants her, he won’t let her seduce him again.

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Playing the Playboy
Heirs of Damon, Book 2
Publication Date:  November 18, 2013

Laurel will do anything to save her Santorini inn from the powerful Damon family, and that includes manipulating Andrew Damon, the man they’ve sent to get her off the property.  Andrew might have a reputation for being irresistible to women, but she won’t have any problem resisting him. This is war, after all, and the Damons drew their weapons first.

Andrew has spent most of his life chasing women and wasting time, but he’s determined to do his duty by his family, even if that means ousting an infuriating (and gorgeous) widow from the inn that legally belongs to the Damons.  He doesn’t expect to fall for her. And he definitely doesn’t expect to discover that he’s been played.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

Connect with Noelle:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6572847.Noelle_Adams


What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you?
When I was a kid, I loved this series of romances for young adults called Sunfire Romances. They were all titled by girls’ names, and they were set throughout American history, during the time of some important or noteworthy event. I gobbled those books up—for both the romance and the history. I still own all of my old paperback copies of them.
Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
I tend to do characterization intuitively. That is, I’ll go with actions, thoughts, and dialogue that feels right to me at any given moment of the book. So I’ll start with broad characteristics of a certain character (he’s got control issues, or she clings to her independence), but I won’t have all the nuances worked out until I actually write the story. Often, a character won’t fully take shape until the revision process, since it’s only then that I realize how the characterization and the plot come together.
Who is your perfect hero? And why?
My favorite heroes are all complex and layered, and their power and appeal come from something deeper than physicality. They’re always strong and sexy, of course, but their real power is mental, verbal, emotional, rather than just physical. I want a man who can blow me away and turn my knees to jelly by his mind and his conversation—not just the way he looks.
How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
I introduced Andrew as a character in Seducing the Enemy, since he’s the brother of Harrison, the hero of that book. So I knew I was going to write a book about Andrew. I was flipping channels one day and came across a documentary on the Greek islands, and I realized I needed to write a book set on Santorini. That was how the inspiration came together for Playing the Playboy.
What is your favorite scene in your new release?
I really love two scenes in Playing the Playboy. One is the love scene after the dog-crisis. It’s really raw and emotional, and I love how it turned out. And then I absolutely love the scene when Andrew returns to Oia after the black moment and finds Laurel working and helps her back to her room. It’s nothing dramatic or earth-shattering—it’s a really quite scene—but the emotions feel really deep and authentic to me. I thought about amping up the drama, but finally decided against it, since the subtlety conveys exactly the feeling I want.


Random Questions:
What’s your favorite body part of the opposite sex?
His mind. Or, if that doesn’t count, his abs.
What does love feel like?
Like the rest of life—sometimes thrilling and sometimes heartbreaking and sometimes just hard work.
When was your last kiss?
Does kissing my dog count?
What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship?
Betrayal.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
No. Absolutely not. I believe in attraction at first sight, but that never equals love.

Quickies: 


Boxers or Briefs? Boxers.

Facial hair or clean shaven? I can never decide!

Planner or Panster? Some of both.

White wine or red? Red.

Coffee or tea? Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.

Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate.

Sweet or salty? Sweet.

Sleep in or get up early? Get up very early.

Laptop or desktop? Laptop.
Winter or summer? Winter.
Cat or dog? Dog.
Twilight or Fifty Shades? Neither (sorry!).
Spotlight or In the Shadows? Definitely the shadows.
Clubbing or candlelight dinner? Candlelight dinner.
Backpacking or luxury hotel? Luxury hotel.
Morning or night person? Morning.
Christmas or Halloween? Christmas.


TOUR GIVEAWAY:
Noelle is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

GRAND PRIZE:   $25 gift card to Amazon or B&N and a custom Heirs of Damon mouse pad.

RUNNERS-UP:  Three runners-up will receive an eBook of PLAYING THE PLAYBOY

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