Thanks so much to Crystal for having me here and on a holiday!
I absolutely love the Fourth of July. For those of you who live in the United States, I think a lot of you will concur. It’s just such a fun holiday. Barbeques, bathing suits and fireworks? Yes please! For as long as I can remember I’ve always spent this holiday either at the beach (I grew up in Florida) or at a lake water skiing and barbequing so my fond memories are many! Nine years ago today was supposed to be the first date for my now-husband and me. But…he never called. I had bought this adorable red, white and blue outfit, had a pedicure, and was ready to hang out with this hot Marine I’d been hoping would ask me out for a while.
So the day arrived and still no call from him. He’d pursued me quite intently so to say the least I was annoyed, but I went out with my friends and had a great time. Though I did seethe a little about what a jerk he was. Two days later he showed up at the bar where I was working (I was a bartender during college) with this hesitant look and I was annoyed he had the nerve to show up after basically standing me up. He told me he tried to call me but thinks I gave him the wrong number. Indignant, I told him I most certainly did not until he pulls out the piece of paper with my number scribbled on it and…I’d accidentally inverted two of the numbers! To this day I’m so thankful he did have the nerve to come and see me because I don’t want to imagine my life without him. This holiday will always hold a special place in my heart and I hope whatever you’re doing today, you have a safe, fun day!
So, what’s your favorite holiday? One random commenter will be entered to win a copy of Danger Next Door, my most recent release.
Danger Next Door, (Book 2 Red Stone Security series): A contemporary beauty and the beast themed romantic suspense.
After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she’s nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he’d never have a chance with a woman like her—not with his disfigurement—he can’t stay away.
Thanks to severe health problems as a child Belle grew up sheltered and smothered by her loving, if overbearing, family. Now that she’s finally out on her own she plans to wring everything she can out of life. When she sets her sights on her brooding neighbor nothing can stop her from getting him into bed—until a madman fixates on her.
With Grant now working for Red Stone Security, he sees it as his duty to protect her at all costs. Unfortunately a violent criminal is stalking Belle and will stop at nothing until he’s destroyed her.
A little about me: I’ve been reading romance since a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.
As Katie mentioned above, she is giving away an eBook of Danger Next Door. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering Katie's question and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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