By: HelenKay Dimon
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?"
"I don't understand. Who is that?"
"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!
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