Monday, August 6, 2012

COPY THAT


Congratulations to Whitney W., the winner in HelenKay's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated.


I'm very excited about my release from Intrigue this week, COPY THAT. This book is a little different for me. If you're looking at the cover, you'll see two heroes and might be wondering just how different the book is. In fact, when I showed the cover on Twitter and Facebook a few months ago a few readers and one fellow Intrigue author emailed and asked me what exactly the book was about. I'm thinking having two makes on an Intrigue cover is a pretty rare thing and threw people off. There are many books out there with two heroes but that's a pretty unusual romance relationship for Harlequin Intrigue, so people were wondering. So, here's the answer to the cover question: twins.


The book is different for me because there are two romances at work here. I'd done that in single titles but never in an Intrigue. After all, Intrigues are shorter and it can already be tricky to craft a compelling suspense and a compelling romance and get it done in 200+ pages. But my editor wanted a twin romance and I thought it would be fun…and COPY THAT was born. Having the hero be an identical twin not only allowed me to explore a secondary romance, but it gave me a chance to play with the idea of mistaken identity. Both brothers are in high-risk jobs – Jeremy is a Border Patrol agent and Garrett is a field operative with the Defense Intelligence Agency. So when the bullets start flying (and things blow up!) there's danger everywhere. One of the questions in the book is which brother is the target of all the trouble. And I loved playing with that.


Just to give you a little taste:


   She tried to look past Garrett's stiff shoulders to the still body below. "Is he dead?"
   "Unfortunately, no."
   "I don't understand. Who is that?"
   "No idea."
   "I don't-" The words died on her throat when he touched her shoulder, bringing her gaze back to him. She couldn't remember a time in the year since she'd moved in when he touched her.     "How can you not recognize the attacker?"
   "There are two things you need to know." He waited until she nodded before continuing. "First, we need to get out of here right now."
   She didn't exactly disagree but she wanted to understand. "Don't we need to...?"
   His eyebrow lifted. "What?"
   "I don’t know…do something?"
   "Okay then. My second point." He added a second finger to the one he already held up. "I'm not Garrett."


Two hottie rescuer heroes, two strong heroines, mistaken identity, double-cross and happy endings. Honestly, how could I not love this book? I hope you do, too!


HelenKay will be giving away a copy of COPY THAT (print or digital) to one lucky commenter!

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Aug. 6th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.

38 comments:

  1. Had me at "Bullets" and "Blow Up". Include 2 hotties a possible body and i'm thoroughly INTRIGUED. (brclyn at hotmail.com)

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    1. Yay! I'm like you. I see explosions and bullets and I'm in :)

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  2. Twins, mistaken identities - definitely intriguing!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. It's a fun combination! Happy you're excited for it. I loved writing the book.

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  3. I am very intrigued. Twins, mistaken identities. A must read for me. I love Harlequin Intrigues.

    yenastone@aol.com

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    1. That's great to hear. I love Intrigues too!

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  4. I probably wouldn't have given the two males on the cover a second thought you got my attention at "which brother is the target?"

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    1. I agree. There's just something about twin heroes.

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  6. So, I first heard about you when I saw some pictures of you from RWA with other authors I follow (at breakfast I think). So, I already planned to look up your books. The idea of twins in a romantic suspense isn't one I have read about. I have identical twin nephews and always wondered what they would get into as the got older (would they pull any pranks on their friends, etc). This book looks fun! Thanks for the post!

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    1. Oh, cool! I wonder if it was the breakfast photo with Shannon Stacey, Jill Shalvis, Jaci Burton and Julie James. We had such a good time. They are such talented and lovely women.

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    2. Yes! That was it. I have read Shannon, Jill and Julie's books, but have not read yours and Jaci's before. I like learning about new authors!

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    3. I figured that was it! That was such a fun breakfast. I'm a big fan of books by Shannon, Julie, Jaci & Jill, so I'm thrilled you want to try me, too. FYI, Jaci and I both write contemporary romance and romantic suspense.

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  7. Copy That sounds great! I can't wait to read it. I was friends with identical twin brothers in high school. They decided to "switch" identities for a week and didn't tell anyone including their respective girlfriends. They problem came at the end of the week when they both liked the other one's girlfriend more. Surprisingly the girlfriends felt the same way so they stayed with the other brother. It was quite the high school scandal as you can imagine ;) wlweddle at gmail dot com

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    1. That is an awesome story! I'll be thinking about that all day. :)

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  8. I went to school with twins. Never a dull moment. They finished each others sentences, liked the same things, switched sometimes. They even married brothers. The twin books I have read usually deal with an evil twin. Your book sounds like fun. Love to win a copy. Gator_Trish at msn dot com

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    1. The switching thing...I like it. Interesting they married brothers. Wow. And, yeah, no evil twin here but I hope you enjoy them!

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  9. It sounds like you had fun writing this one HelenKay.
    Please include me in the draw.
    Jan

    janet_kerr(at)msn.com

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  10. Congrats on the release! Sounds great.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  11. Oooh I like, I am really really liking the sound of this book! Love books with twins. Congrats on the release!

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    1. Thank you! Happy to know I'm not the only one with a weakness for twins :)

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  13. Congrats on the lovely cover and the new release, HelenKay. I do enjoy mistaken identity stories.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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    1. Thank you! I'm a fan of mistaken identity stories, too!

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  14. I wonder if this is the first Intrigue with two heroes. It sounds like an exciting story.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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    1. I'm thinking there must be others but I can't think of any at the moment. Hmmmm.

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  15. Congratulations on the book! It sounds good. Interesting cover.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Oooh . . . two romances and double the action. I'm in! Can't wait to read it!

    Cheryl S.
    cherstray AT gmail DOT com

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  17. Love the idea behind this novel. It definitely sounds like a wonderful read and I can't wait to check it out!

    maeclair(at)maeclair(dot)com

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  18. Congratulations for your new book!
    WOW two hotties in one book, very INTRIGUING!! I have never read stories like this. Can't wait to read this one ;D

    pinglecoon at gmail dot com

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  19. This book sounds so cool, HelenKay. I can't wait to read it! Congratulations on another book well done!

    Melissa Cutler

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  20. Twins with each of their own romance squeezed into an Intrigue series. There should be two books for them. Awesome book.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I would love to read about your double romance and would love to win a NOOK copy, thanks. lsscarchuk@att.net

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  22. I did enjoy the taste thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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