Friday, March 23, 2012

An Interview of the Cast from Erotic Deception by Karen Cote’



Karen graciously awarded prizes to two randomly selected commenters. Those winners are, "Sally", who has won a digital copy of EROTIC DECEPTION, and "Na", the winner of a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate. Thank you to all who participated.

An Interview of the Cast from Erotic Deception by Karen Cote’ starring Lily Delaney and Jet Walker.

Lily sat up in her chair. “What are you doing here?”

Looking no less surprised, Jet scowled. “What are you doing here?”

Her blonde brows knitted. “I was asked to come here and talk about my brother’s death in that Romantic Suspense Karen Cote’ wrote. You know…Erotic Deception?”

“Of course,” Jet sighed and sank down in the adjacent black leather chair. “You’re the reason they want to do this interview here today at Just Romantic Suspense.”

Irritation crinkled her nose. “I’m the reason?”

A sexy quirk tilted one side of Jet’s mouth. “All this talk about murder and being threatened turned our lives into a suspense novel.”

“And you still don’t believe me, do you Jet?” Lily swiveled her chair in agitation. “You think I’m just imagining it all.”

He shook his head. “I don’t know what to think.” A short pause and then, “He’s a District Attorney, Lily. He’s supposed to uphold the law. Not break it.”

Supposed to being the operative words,” she shot back.

Jet leaned his dark head wearily back against the chair and closed his eyes, essentially ignoring her remark. “How long have you been waiting? I’d like to get this over with as soon as possible. I’ve got stuff to do.”

“Like what?” Lily used sarcasm to combat the butterflies in her abdomen caused by long lashes against dark cheeks. “Arresting frogs who refuse to ribbet to your command?”

He opened one eye to peer at her for a second before closing it, leaving behind the hint of a smile.

Lily silently growled at the impact such a small gesture had on her senses.

She tore her eyes away and muttered under her breath, “I might’ve been the reason for the suspense in this novel but you’re the reason for the romance. No man has the right to be so darned sexy.”

The penetration of his gaze tugged on her and she glanced warily back and caught those dark lashes now narrowed around his baby blues. Had he heard her?

“Do you think I’m sexy?” he asked lazily, effectively answering her question.

Lily scowled. “Didn’t your superior detective skills let you in on that little secret? Surely one of your many pillow-companions had plumped up that ego of yours.”

This time Jet didn’t hide his amusement. “Jealous?”

Her own green eyes flashed. “Of whom? Your wife or your mistress?”

Irritation darkened his face. “Stop calling her my wife. She’s my ex. End of story.”

Lily shrugged her slim shoulders. “She’s the one who introduced herself as your wife,” Lily pointed out. “Might want to have a teeny-weeny talk with her about that minor detail.”

Jet shook his head and rose from his chair. Lily tensed when he stopped in front of her but refused to let him know how disturbed she was at his close proximity.

When he reached out his hand and tilted her chin up, her breathing halted altogether. One of his lean fingers stroked the soft curve of her neck as his eyes focused on her lips.

His husky tone brushed a whisper of promise across her vulnerable flesh.

“Why don’t we put that smart little mouth of yours to better use, hmmm?”

Lily put up a resistant hand to prevent the descent of Jet’s intention.

“You do realize we are only characters in a book, right? That this isn’t real?”

His slow sensual smile made a mockery of her protest. “Now who told you that? Some non-fiction writer?” He chuckled. “What do they know? They think life is made up of some text-book experience, but we know better, don’t we? You – me. We’re all caught up in some type of story on some level. After all, isn’t every day for each of us a Romantic Suspense of that thing we call…tomorrow?”

Erotic Deception by Karen Cote’

Blurb:

Her brother was dead. He’d practically raised her and stood by her during a miscarriage that left her barren. He’d been the sole person she’d had left in this world. How had Dr. Lily Delaney with a PhD in Psychology missed the psychotic signs of Anthony Capriccio, the Kansas City District Attorney and her ex-fiancé? Now at twenty-nine she was on the run to hide from the impending threats to her own life. But on the road to a safe secluded lake community, Lily crashes into the path of a new dangerous element, literally. One with deep blue eyes who totes a badge and carries a gun. And would their budding relationship be threatened when Lily finds out her own doctor had lied and discovers she really can have children? How would the sheriff take knowing she’d gotten pregnant when she’d already heartily assured him she wasn’t?

After his experience as a detective in Kansas City, Missouri, Jet Walker enjoyed his life as sheriff of the quiet lake community, Windom Hills. However, when Lily Delaney literally crashes into his car and life, his world disrupts into chaos. Couldn’t the woman do anything normal? Between fighting to protect her and fighting against his growing attraction for her, the previous peace Jet had found was now falling apart. And how could he possibly trust another woman after the trick his ex-wife played in trying to pass off another man’s child as his?

Author Bio: Karen lives in a California Castle with Prince Charming and a Magnificent Black Stallion. Okay, it's a bungalow, a corporate husband and a small black pug who totes a sense of humor and lotsa attitude. But it is her dream. A real life dream to inspire the romantic suspense novels she writes.

LEARN MORE AT WWW.KARENCOTE.TV

65 comments:

  1. "Surely one of your many pillow-companions had plumped up that ego of yours.” -- That's one fabulous line, Karen! Love it!

    And hey, don't sell yourself short! These fine ladies knew what they were doing when they invited you to be a part of their awesome group! :)

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  2. Sounds like a good book. I love suspense. And a great interview too.

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  3. Congrats on your new release and I have already added this to my gotta have list..*S* Love the character interview, and can't wait to read this.
    I love your line:
    "After all, isn’t every day for each of us a Romantic Suspense of that thing we call…tomorrow?"
    How very true is it not?

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Darcy
    pommawolf @hotmail.com

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  4. Misty...I adore you! Thank you so much for your kind words, my swagger chick friend. You are near and dear to my heart.

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  5. Great interview. I really must have this book to read. You are in terrific company and I'm excited for you to be a part of it. Congratulations.

    Marika
    maw1725@gmail.com

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  6. Thank you Sara! I'm grateful you took the time to visit!

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  7. Hi Darcy! What a lovely comment to make. Thank you for stopping by and yes...we all live our own stories of suspense. Lol.

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  8. Ah Harlie! Truly are a special soul. Thank you for stopping by. Means much. *smooches*

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  9. Karen you are one spiffy lady! I love following you around..in a non-stalker-ish way! LOL

    Blows a kiss...Karenne

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  10. Wow this makes me want to read more of Lily & blue eyed Jet ;-)
    I must admit I've never read any books by yourself but this is why I love Just Romantic Suspense.... finding new authors every week :0)
    Thanks for allowing us to eaves drop on the interview ;) lol
    Sally
    aunt1esam@hotmail.com

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  11. Karenne Lyn you can stalk me anytime...just make sure you bring the coffee, lol. Love you and Coffee Time Romance. Thank you for coming by. I know how busy your never-ending day is so this is doubly special.

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  12. Okay, first and foremost...WOW! Ms. Karen, you are incredible! Secondly, this book just shot to the top of my MUST-HAVE list. All the sexual tension...mmmmm! I love the attitude between Lily and Jet. I almost spit my water on my screen!!
    I think I'm off to buy Erotic Deception this afternoon:)

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  13. Hi Sally! Isn't this a wonderful place? Every day is an exciting opportunity to lose ourselves in such wonderful authors. So many here are role models and I am grateful to be a part of it. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment. There's more ahead in the days to come here. Love Just Romantic Suspense.

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  14. Well done, Karen. I really enjoyed the sexy banter between those two. I felt I was right there in the room with them. Loved the writing. Congratulations on the new venue for your posts!
    Patti

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  15. Kimberly! Given the talents I know you possess, it won't be possible to articulate how your words touched me. A simple thank you seems inadequate but please know it is heartfelt. ((hugs))

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  16. Hi Patti *waving furiously* Thank you so much for taking time away from Maximus to come over. Such a beautiful creature, that big stallion is. I also know how possessive he can be so I won't hold you up. Lol. Love ya my friend.

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  17. Karen, thanks for the writing and for the contest. It sounds like a "must have" book.

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  18. Is there anything you can't do? Wow, very lively to say the least.

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  19. Wow, and you're with my fellow PP gal, Kathy Ivan. Have some big time fun, sweetie.

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  20. You are so welcome YellowRose. I'm so glad you took the time to vist. Great prizes being given away here...my head is definitely spinning at all these opportunities with such great talent.

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  21. Hello darling Julie. Aren't you delightful? Made my day and thank you for the smile.

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  22. Awww Vicki. Yes, the Plotting Princesses...love that place. As for your friend Ms. Ivan, well what can I say? I wouldn't be here with this opportunity if not for her. Yep, lots of fabulous people at PP. You are a unique and blessed group of souls.

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  23. Thank you for the character interview! Sounds like an interesting book. :)

    “I might’ve been the reason for the suspense in this novel but you’re the reason for the romance. No man has the right to be so darned sexy.” Lol, she's funny. And Jet sounds sexy :P

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Lol...Thank you Cayce. I always say my characters are bi-lingual with sarcasm being their second language. Thank you for taking the time to visit and for the encouraging remark.

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  25. I LOVE romantic-suspense...especially when it centers around/near my hometown...KCMO! This really does sound like a FUN read...FAB/SMEXY cover too, btw! ;)

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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  26. Fun and sexy writing, Karen. Huge congrats. This book sounds like a must-read.

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  27. YAY! Barbara. I grew up in Missouri and lived 10 years in KCMO. *sigh* Nothing like those Plaza lights at Christmas. Thank you so much for your lovely remarks and for stopping by and sharing that Missouri charm so near and dear to MY heart.

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  28. Hi Josie! You can't know how your "sexy writing" comment made me smile. So rewarding to hear when my goal is to sound just like that. hehehe. All kidding aside, thank you. Means a lot.

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  29. Karen,
    You are amazingly talented woman! I was honored when you asked me to join in on this conversation. Since I read the book (thanks to you!) I can honestly say I love revisiting Lily's snarky and sarcastic quips and Jet's oozing sexuality. It seems to really pour from the pages and into my lap.
    Now you have me sweating. And not all of it is from the Zumba workout I just finished.
    Followers, if you thought this interview was great...you gotta read the book. Karen hasn't even really TOUCHED on the mystery part of this extraordinary novel.
    :D Congrats Karen and I hope you have a very long writing career!

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  30. My darling Danielle! We both know how much you contributed in helping to launch my book. What would I have done without you? Your comment today is more than anyone could ask for. Thank you for sharing my journey with me. Your type of support gives more riches than I ever dreamed of having. You are a gift. Love ya bunches.

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  31. Hi Sweet Karen You are an amazing author and I wish you every success. Love your sense of humor and your fiestyness. Run out right now all you readers and come home clutching this book to your chest. Pour a glass of wine (or whatever floats your boat) and lose yourself in the story Karen has crafted so skillfully.

    Hugs
    Nancy

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  32. Spoken eloquently from a very talented editor and writer. Hello dear Nancy. Thank you for taking a moment out of your busy schedule to comment and with such graciousness. You are precious my friend. Love ya.

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  33. I just have to read your book--I love to read mystery and suspense novels that have a touch of humor. This one sounds like a winner!

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  34. Hi Joni! LOL. I too love humor, heavy on romance and enough suspense to add that lovely spice of a little more intensity. Sitting on the edge of suspense...precariously falling into a moment of romance...only to slip off and land on your tush and erupt into giggles. Then there's the tears.

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  35. Loved the interview! Had a great time reading it! What wonderful characters you have shared with us!

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  36. Thank you so much Colleen! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, I had fun writing it. I so appreciate your visit and comment.

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  37. Cute interview. I like when characters interact life this because it makes them more real. They didn't even realize their lives have gotten more suspenseful and for readers it means more action.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. If you wanted to make us more curious about the book, you couldn't have done a better job.. ;)

    The chemistry between the two is oozing off the screen.. I can't wait to somehow get my hands on Erotic Deception to read more about them.. The name of the book it self sounds so deliciously suspenseful..

    Congratulation on an awesome show-stealer interview.. I couldn't make myself stop reading it and hating it when it ended.. ;)


    Jeri`

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  39. Thank you Na! LOL. I can honestly say the interview between them flowed so smoothly because they are real. Oh, don't get me wrong. I too have been guilty of denying they're actual existence but I've learned better since especially as they wake me up at night. hehehe. I'm grateful for your kind words.

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  40. Jeri! What a delightful comment. Thank you so much for the smile. I hope your day is going as well as you just made mine.

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  41. Very sexy interview between two larger than life characters! Great book and fantastic blog, Karen!

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  42. (mwah) Virg. Thank you so much. So excited you found time to make it over here aaaand leave such a fabulous comment. Love ya!

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  43. Great interview and excerpt! The book sounds very good.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Hello BN100! Thank you so much! What a nice comment to read.

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  45. Love roomantic suspense and "sexy" is the frosting on the cake. Gotta get ahold of this one and see what happens with these two yummy sizzling people! You rock, girl!

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  46. I am so chuckling right now Deirdre! Love that - "frosting on the cake" remark followed with "yummy". Nice visual - thank you. *sigh* I love this world of conversation. So fun.

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  47. Great interview - so cleverly done. Erotic Deception sounds delicious. Rita Bay

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  48. Oooh, another buzz word - "delicious". Hi Rita - thank you for the adorable comments and also for coming by.

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  49. I would love to read about Jet and Lily! Sounds like a good suspense with romance to top it off. Adding it to my TBR list. Love discovering new authors.

    Heather E

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  50. Hi Karen,
    thank you so much for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover of the book, it's gorgeous and the excerpt of their"talk" was both wonderful and hilarious. i can't wait to read the rest of the book to see what happens next.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  51. Thank you so much Heather! Remarks like yours truly make me happy to be a writer. A reward like no other. Very nice.

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  52. Hi Tammy. Suzannah Safi is my cover artist and she is a genius. She somehow tapped into my childhood dream of what I wanted on my first cover and brought it to life. I'm glad you enjoyed my character's conversation. I would say your visit today is simply precious to me. Thank you.

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  53. Hey Darlin'! Didn't think you get by this post without hearin' Southern, did you? Tell Lilly and Jet they were, as always, just electric!

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  54. I LOVED this book - if you haven't read it, buy it right now - you won't regret it! Also, check out Karen's site - you can find out more about Lily and Jet and the rest of the crew.

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  55. Hello my darling Southern Belle! It just wouldn't be a party without you. I'll be you are glad it's Friday, huh? Even still, you found time to stop by. Hugs my friend. Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Love ya!

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  56. Mary!!! Goodness, thank you so much for the accolades. Talk about putting me in a good mood for the weekend - you did just that. Truly, I am grateful and so glad you enjoyed my work. Sending big hugs your way. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  57. Hi Karen!

    Fantastic interview! I love the play between Lily and Jet and I can't wait to read more! :)

    ~Jane~

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  58. Ahhh, now my day is complete. Hi Jane. Thank you for the darling comments. I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope your weekend is fabulous. Love ya! *smooches*

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  59. KC, I am very proud of you!! Well done and very creative as always!!

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  60. Hey TC! *sigh* yep - my hero and soul-mate. I made him stop by and leave a comment...hehehe. Hey! If Lily and Jet can do an interview, surely Karen and Todd can play too. Thank you dahling! (he doesn't get included in the draw - I'm his prize). LOL.

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  61. Congratulations Sally & Na! I sent you an email.

    Thank you also to everyone who stopped by today. What a treat to spend a little time with each of you. Today...today was a good day and I owe a lot of it to you guys. Big hugs.

    A special note of thanks to Maureen as well. Love this place! Thank you for including me.

    Karen

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  62. Sorry I missed this yesterday! Nice interview!

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  63. Ditto Karen,

    Always a day or so late, but loved the interview! I have so many Muse authors to read and of course this one is on the list, looks wonderful, but have patience with me:)

    Sara

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  64. Hi Karen! Sorry I missed this yesterday - fellow Muse author. Loved the interview. This is one of my favorite blogs, and I really enjoyed learning more about your characters.

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  65. Cheryl, Sara, & Stacy...you are never late to the party. To take time from a busy day to spend some time with me is precious to me. Thank you for your kind remarks. Love you guys.

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