Lisa: We’re so pleased to welcome Deanna Wadsworth today, author of Too Good to Be True, a 1NightStand Story.
Hi, Deanna. Let’s start with a question to you as a reader rather than an author. Do you buy a book because of the cover, the blurb, or something else?
Deanna: Sometimes I buy a book based on the cover, but usually it’s based on a combo of factors. Usually the cover, the author and the blurb. Sometimes even the publisher. Because I know so many authors, I often buy their books just to see how they write
Lisa: What does the word romance mean to you?
Deanna: Romance in life or in my books? LOL. The two are very different in my mind. In a book I want epic love, fantastic sex, adventure, tears, etc. In real life I can do without the tears, and the fantastic sex actually takes work (ask anyone in a 20+ year relationship). But in real life, the day to day stuff, like a random “I love you” text from my hubby…well, that can feel pretty epic.
Lisa: What would you say is the most difficult part of writing for you?
Deanna: Promoting. It’s hard to write, edit, take care of my home, work another job, be on the board for RainbowRomanceWriters.com AND find time to properly promote my books.
Lisa: Tell us something about yourself that would surprise people.
Deanna: I LOOOVE Jeopardy and I have since I was a teenager. LOL. You know that trivia game show with Alex Trebek that comes on after Wheel of Fortune that all the old fogies love? Yeah, well, I never miss an episode of either, if I can help it.
Lisa: What are currently working on?
Deanna: My current project is SUPPOSED to be a contemporary romance, but I’ve been so busy doing yard work and getting my ever expanding vegetable garden in, I haven’t done much writing…boo!
Lisa: Thanks for coming to hang out with us, Deanna, it’s been fun!
About the Book
Author: Deanna Wadsworth
Title: Too Good to Be True
Series: 1Night Stand
Note: This is Deanna’s 5th offering in this series. Characters from her previous stories have cameos, but book can be read as a standalone.
Length: 36k Words
Category: Romance, Light Suspense
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Purchase Links: Decadent Publishing || Amazon || All Romance eBooks
Blurb: Disgraced former FBI agent Tim Burkhart desperately wants to reclaim his life and find happiness. Relocating his fledgling private security company to Miami—where his ex-wife moved their two daughters—hopefully is a start. When he’s hired to provide protection for an antiques dealer on his way to Scotland to sell a priceless ancient dirk, Tim believes the break he’s been waiting for has finally arrived. Maybe now he can make enough money to hire a lawyer and get shared parenting of his little girls.
Elliot James runs the antique shop he inherited after his grandfather’s death. Lonely and swimming in debt, he longs for a way to turn his life around but keeps making one mistake after another. Then he finds the ancient dirk tucked away among junk as he’s cleaning out his grandfather’s home. Placing it up for sale, he is thrilled when an out of country buyer purchases the priceless antique. The buyer wants the dirk immediately and sends Tim to ensure Elliot safely delivers it on time.
The moment Tim and Elliot meet, however, everything falls apart. Between break-ins, shoot-outs, stalkers, totaled cars, and the cops, it seems Tim and Elliot will never get to Scotland by the deadline. Despite all the obstacles, an unexpected attraction pulls them together, offering each man a glimmer of hope. But if they don’t deliver the dirk on time, they won’t get paid and neither of them will be able to pick up the pieces of their lives.
Will they complete this job and find a happily ever after, or is all of this really too good to be true?
About the Author
Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. She has served multiple board positions at her local RWA chapter and with Rainbow Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.
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