Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beg For Mercy
Jami Alden
Feature & Giveaway!

He lurks in the shadows, waiting and watching . . . And once he has you, all you can do is. . .
Megan Flynn thought she was falling in love. Cole Williams wasn't just handsome and passionate, he was one of the good guys. Or so she thought, until he arrested her brother-the only family she has left-for a murder she knows he couldn't have possibly committed. Now, with her heart broken and her brother's life hanging in the balance, Megan will risk everything to prove his innocence. Even if that means throwing herself into the path of a sadistic killer with a hauntingly familiar MO.
Seattle Detective Cole Williams had given up on making Megan see reason where her brother is concerned. But when she insinuates herself into the most shockingly brutal case Cole has ever worked, he can't stand idly by. Plunged into a secret world where the city's elite indulge their darkest desires, Cole will do whatever it takes to bring down a madman who has made Megan his most coveted prey.

from the authors website~

Like so many romance readers, my first romance novel was by Kathleen Woodiwiss - The Flame and the Flower, to be exact.  I was thirteen.  I spent the next month working my way through her entire back list.  Shortly thereafter I discovered Judith McNaught, Johanna Lindsey, Karen Robards, Catherine Coulter, Shirlee Busbee among others, and devoured their lavish historical epics full of overbearing alpha males and the women who brought them to their knees. I was hooked.  My high school teachers marveled at my ability to read romance novels under the desk and still score straight A's.  I started to imagine myself, living in a cabin in the mountains somewhere, writing romance novels. 
It took me quite awhile to pursue my dream.  After graduating from Stanford with a degree in English Literature, I worked in a variety of soul sucking admin jobs before I began my career in marketing.  It wasn't exactly my dream job, but at least my writing appeared on several web sites and in many software marketing brochures. Unfortunately I wasn't able to fit the phrase "and her loins melted like hot wax" into any of them.
During my stint as the world's surliest receptionist, I took my first stab at writing.  The result was a very melodramatic western historical which reads like a bad Elizabeth Lowell rip off.  Its currently languishing on my hard drive, forever stuck on page 330.
Then in fall 2001 I had an incredible stroke of luck and got laid off from my marketing job.  I decided it was time to stop saying I wanted to be a writer and to actually give it a serious go.  Fortunately my husband, a socially well adjusted alpha male, is a very generous patron of the arts.
Four years later, I sold my first book and I'm pretty much living the dream of getting paid to write romance.  I don't live in a cabin in the mountains, but I do live in a rural-ish town near San Francisco (hey, we have deer and bunnies in our yard, along with the occasional coyote) with my husband, sons, and two dogs who patiently listen to my dialogue and help me work out plot points.  When I'm not writing sexy romance, I enjoy running, reading, yoga and watching Food Network and bad reality TV.

About The Contest: 
Thanks to Brianne at Hachette Book Group 
Two winners will be chosen on 
The Contest ends at midnight on June 30th 
Open to US & Canadian addresses. No PO Boxes please.
**Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, 
which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, 
you will receive only one copy of the title**

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chey said...

Beg for Mercy sounds like a great read!

chey127 at hotmail dot com

ChrisS said...

Beg For Mercy sounds like such a great book. I am also excited to learn it is part of a planned trilogy. Thanks for the great giveaway.


elaing8 said...

Please count me in for this one.It sounds really good.

donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

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winnie said...

Interesting post! Thanks for the giveaway, definitely count me in!


ChristyJan said...

I'd love to win a copy of Beg For Mercy.


Maureen said...

This looks like an exciting book that I would really like to read.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

latishajean said...

This sounds so good can't wait to read it Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

looks godd great reviews thanks for the giveway all

kim h

Anonymous said...
my email ty kim h

Jess said...

Beg for Mercy is on my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win it. :)

jcross719 at yahoo dot com

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