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Archive for November 23rd, 2009

Payback had fueled him for more than a decade. Yet now that his goal was within reach, Josh Tremont found himself wanting something even more. His new assistant, Callie Lee, was beautiful, sensual…and appeared to be totally innocent. Though he’d won her away from the enemy… dare he trust her completely?

Being bedded by a millionaire had not been on Callie’s agenda…Josh Tremont was simply too impossible to resist. But she had to stop him from seeking vengeance. She’d gone into this knowing she’d betray her boss; she hadn’t expected to deceive the man she’d come to love.

 

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People often ask me where I get my ideas from and to be honest, sometimes I just don’t know. But I do know where the initial idea arose for the Rogue Diamonds trilogy I had out earlier this year–Keanu Reeves and demon riding. I read an article about him where he admitted to pushing himself to the limits, riding a motorcycle at high speed, at night, no lights, on a winding road. For some reason, when I read about that, my mind was instantly transported and a group of dare devil young men, who’d rather go demon riding than attend their private high school honours ceremony, were born.

 

When I wrote the Rogue Diamonds outline the original plan was for four books, but the final story remained elusive and in the end I settled on a trilogy. I had an absolute ball falling in love with each successive hero, but in the last book, Pretend Mistress, Bona Fide Boss, a shadow lurked in the background–a threat to Palmer Enterprises. That threat became so much more than a plot point when I found myself asking, ‘Who is behind it?’ And, more importantly, ‘Why?’

 

So I delved a little deeper, and there he was–Josh Tremont, hero in Defiant Mistress, Ruthless Millionaire. Josh is one very highly motivated man and he’s determined to get the recognition due to him. I can understand why, now, he was so hard to pin down when doing the earlier outlines–he’s a shadow man with a blurred past. Finally, I began to fully understand each nuance that made up the complex and driven character Josh became. He certainly wasn’t the easiest man to get to know, used as he is to playing his cards from very close to his chest and concealing his true identity from the world.

 

Finding the woman who could force his hand, and eventually open his heart, was easy. If you read Pretend Mistress, Bona-Fide Boss, toward the end of the book you’ll have met Callie Lee, a steadfast and loyal employee of the Palmer family. Who better to come to their aid and delve into the secrets behind Josh Tremont than her? But Callie discovers more than the truth when she tackles this ruthless millionaire.

 

I’m really excited about this December release, the cover itself is a scene straight out of the book, and whether you purchase the book, or win it from today’s blog, I hope you enjoy Josh and Callie’s journey to love as they both learn that the truth is not always what you believe it to be.  

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Many thanks to Yvonne for being our guest today. Don’t forget to leave a comment for the chance to win a copy of  Defiant Mistress, Ruthless Millionaire. To find out more about Yvonne and her books, visit her website here.

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