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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Guest Post with Virna DePaul and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome one of my most favorite people, author Virna DePaul. Virna is celebrating the upcoming re-release of Arrested by Love and has stopped by to chat. Please give Virna a warm welcome.

Virna DePaul is a former criminal prosecutor and national bestselling author of paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, HQN, and Random House, and is also a bestselling indie author.

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Tomorrow, Loveswept is re-releasing my erotic romance novellas in the Red Hot Cops series. The three novellas are in the Arrested by Love anthology, and for the first time, the stories are going to be marketed under my real name as opposed to my pen name, Ava Meyers. Although I'm known for writing hot sex scenes, these stories are a different animal. They were my venture into erotic romance. My attempt to write something completely intimidating to me.

I'm pretty reserved and probably more modest than most people. I daresay most people would be shocked I've written stories about characters having sex in public or with multiple partners. At their heart, however, these are love stories about accepting the past and embracing the future, including the pleasure life holds regardless of insecurity or inhibitions.

Each story in this anthology features a cop as a hero, one who dares to reveal who he is behind his professional mask. In Copping To It, Ty infiltrates a motorcycle gang in order to avenge a fellow cop and is unexpectedly reunited with Claire, a good girl longing to be bad in the best ways possible. In Cop Appeal, Luke is determined to claim the woman he lost ten years ago; that means proving Sarah's not the sure thing but he is. And in Copping Attitude, Noah is an internal affairs cop who helps Jenna rediscover her sexuality with equal amounts strength and gentleness.

If you enjoy smoking hot stories and aren't afraid to blush, I hope you'll give these stories a try! Danielle, as always, thanks for having me on your blog! It's always a pleasure to visit.

“As far as alpha males go, not much beats a cop. And the three hot, sexy cops in Virna DePaul's dangerously delicious erotic romance Arrested by Love push all the rights buttons. Strong, capable and commanding, these guys are hot (as are the stories!), but the way DePaul has depicted them—with strength balanced by tenderness and devotion to the women who steal their hearts—will absolutely sweep you away.” --Julie Kenner, New York Times Bestselling Author

I'd love to give away an e-copy of this anthology to one commenter.

In the steamy world of bestselling romance author Virna DePaul, there are bad boys and good girls on both sides of the law. And when they mix, it’s always an explosive combination. Now the three novellas of her contemporary Red-Hot Cops series are available together in this eBook anthology:


Though Claire Fullerton, a respected journalist, isn’t afraid to walk on the wild side, she’s terrified that unleashing her inner vixen will expose her to getting hurt. But when Claire is captured by a notorious gang of bikers, she recognizes a friendly face from her darkest fantasies: undercover cop Ty Williamson, who has managed to infiltrate the gang to bring them down from the inside. Now Ty’s determined to bind Claire to him and prove that he wants all of her: the good with the bad. In fact, the badder she is, the better they’ll be—together.


People used to call her Sure-Thing-Sarah, but the only thing Sarah Larson’s sure about these days is the torch she’s carried for undercover cop Luke Anderson. Four years ago, Sarah made the biggest mistake of her life: leaving Luke to marry another cop. Now, a year after her divorce, Luke’s back in her life—ready to convince Sarah that he’s the one when it comes to love. But Sarah has a big fear—that her dangerously possessive ex-husband is out to make sure that her second chance at happiness is destroyed forever.


As a former centerfold, Jenna Mills is a pro at deflecting male attention, and with good reason. A painful past has made her mistrustful of all men—and hell-bent on getting revenge on one in particular. But first she needs help overcoming her fear of physical intimacy. And honorable cop Noah James might just be the perfect place to start. Noah’s used to making a woman feel safe, in bed and out. But when Jenna makes him an indecent proposal, Noah’s willing to give her everything she’s asking for . . . and more.

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  1. Love the descriptions of the stories.

  2. The short excerpt/descriptions sound great. I just added a few of your books to my tbr pile. You are a new to me author so it was great to hear about your books.

  3. This is a new to me author and I can't wait to start reading her!

  4. Gorgeous cover and sounds like a great book!

  5. Hi Virna, did you always want to be an author or did it come from your former career?

  6. You are I are probably alot alike in the fact that I am also reserved and modest, at first glance. My husband always shakes his head when people comment about how innocent I am, and says that they don't know me very well. Haha Your book sounds amazing and I would love to check it out, thanks!

  7. OMG i have read and reviewed this series under Ava Meyers maybe 2 years ago? I'm not good with time. lol So excited to hear they are getting reissued and the name change. I feel a re-read coming on!!

    Congrats Virna!!!

    Lisa B

  8. Hi everyone. Thanks so much for commenting and sharing my excitement about the re-release! Modokker, isn't that cool? Timitra, I always wanted to write, but it was more a wistful "wouldn't it be nice" feeling. I didn't think I could really do it until after I became a lawyer and I was so miserable, I was willing to try it! :)

  9. I like cop undercover stories. Sounds like a fun book.

  10. Virna, love your books! What's new in the works?!


  11. Virna I am new to your books, but I don't think it will be long until I will be reading all your books.. Sounds like just the kind I like.

  12. Sounds awesome! Congrats to Virna on the newest release and thanks for sharing ;)

  13. I love Virna's books. I've read these books already and I highly recommend them.

  14. This sounds so good!! I love Virna's books! There fantastic!! She knows how to draw me in! I cant wait to read this one! Thank you!

  15. These stories sound amazing! Would love to read this one! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Good on you, stepping out of your comfort zone!!

  17. Thanks for the interview, I haven't read this book yet. But I love the Chosen books, so this one will be add my To Read List.

  18. Thank you so much, my friends and readers. It feels so good to know you support me! Barrie, I'm in the middle of writing a new paranormal romantic suspense series for Random House. It's the Belladonna series, and the tagline is "Some flowers thrive better in the dark..." :D

  19. I love when ebooks are put into anthologies! Thank you for the chance to win!

  20. I'm always interested to know if the author has any say of the book cover?
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. I would love to 'blush' while reading your anthology. It sounds delicious. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win it!

  22. Will you be writing more erotica in addition to your other writing or are you waiting to see how this goes?

  23. Sounds like an awesome read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!