Monday, June 6, 2011

Bad boys sometimes grow up nicely!

If you’re like me, you like a little bad boy in your hero. In my new contemporary interracial erotic romance, Just the Right Amount of Wrong, my heroine Sara Mullaney does too. In high school, her parents warned her against falling in love with Ravelo Pena, who they said was all wrong for her.

But sometimes, just the right amount of wrong can make a perfect combination. Rav broke Sara’s heart when he left for college and she never heard from him again, but now he’s back in town.

Here’s an excerpt:
He steered onto a gravel road that climbed a long hill. A blacktop driveway stretched toward a secluded A-frame log home. It could hardly be called a cabin. Its tall windows reached several stories high. A generous deck wrapped around it, with an opening for the stairs leading from the parking area. Sunlight poured through gaps in the clouds and through the branches of towering evergreens surrounding the house.
She felt her mouth gaping, and snapped it shut. “You live here?” His job must pay better than I thought.
“Yep, for now. Me and Frodo.”
“Your roommate’s a hobbit?” she deadpanned.
He pulled the keys from the ignition. “A cat, actually.”
Assessing the stairs ahead, she frowned. “But there are too many steps. You should have just taken me home.”
“You need to stay off that foot. Keep it propped up. You need me,” he said softly, “to take care of you.”
Right. Because he had a sudden protective urge? Probably brought on by his business proposition.
His smug smile as he climbed out irked her, but she couldn’t fault him for her injury. The blame lay squarely on herself. She’d always made an idiot out of herself around him. So focused on him, she couldn’t see where she was going. Just like today.

My new interracial contemporary romance, Just the Right Amount of Wrong, is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

I’d love to give an ebook of Just The Right Amount of Wrong to a commenter. I’ll leave the giveaway open until this weekend and select a winner at random on Saturday. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you!  

Thanks so much for reading!


Louisa Bacio said...

Great hook. Sometimes bad can be oh-so-good!

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Jean P said...

Loved the blurb, sounds like there is humor in this story, liked the part about her asking him if he lived with a hobbit *L*

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Cate Masters said...

So true, Louisa! ;) Thanks!

Thanks much Jean! I like to mix in little literary references now and then. :)

Maria said...

Yum! A little bit of bad is always good:)
Loved the casting call- Benjamin Bratt is lovely to look at!


Cate Masters said...

Thanks for checking out the Casting Call Maria! I love doing those. Yep, Benjamin Bratt's inspiring, lol.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Cate what a hot cover. The cover gods were smiling on you that day. Loved the excerpt. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Jen B. said...

I love reading bad boy stories. And he wants to take care of her...
Thanks for the giveaway.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Stacie! I love the cover too. It's eye-catching, lol.

Thanks Jen - yep, you pegged him. He's a hero. :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good! The cover is hot, too. So true... Sometimes bad boys DO grow up nicely! Rina

June M. said...

Doesn't everyone want a reformed badboy? The book sounds great.
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Cate Masters said...

Thanks Rina and June! Much appreciated.

Arlene said...

I need more time to read!!
Cate, congrats. Great hook and excerpt. Four releases, all intriging, but Just the Right Amount of Wrong really stands out.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks again Arlene! :)