Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions—the beach, kickboxing, a good glass of wine, and dancing with her own real-life hero. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. Indulge in her sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales to feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after. Her Birthday Dare series novellas, TAKE ME IF YOU DARE and NAUGHTY LITTLE WISHES, are available from Entangled Publishing. Her debut romance, fantasy novella, THANE’S REDEMPTION, is available through Kensington Publishing-Lyrical Press.
Visit Nina Crespo online and to join her “Happy One Year Anniversary” celebration in June to mark the release date of her title, TAKE ME IF YOU DARE.
Surf, sand, and books equal one thing for me: Summer fun. As a sun baby, I could come up with a zillion things that make me wild about it. I’ve narrowed it to five.
Sun all day. Or at least that’s what it feels like with the time change. I spend hours on my porch, aka the writing cave. I start the day with a cup of coffee in my hand, my tablet/laptop in front of me, and Smurfy the cat by my side. I add to my work in progress and daydream about new stories and the margaritas I’ll make with the fruit on my lime tree. Time passes slowly. I thrive in the heat. The day is even better if I can convince my hubby to grill up something wonderful for dinner. The sun has to set, but it’s all good. Tomorrow’s another day.
Hat day, all day. A baseball cap for my trek to the gym. The fedora I love because it goes with almost everything. Snoozing at the beach under a sunhat large enough to cast a cool shadow on my face. Nothing beats a fabulous hat.
Special days. Birthdays, long holiday weekends, anniversaries—all are special and worth celebrating, but my all time favorite is Goof-off day. For some, it’s known as a mental health day. You know what I’m talking about. If you don’t take it, road rage, multiple doses of aspirin, and suppressing the urge to stir ink into that annoying person’s coffee is in your future. Personally, it’s the unplanned day where I give myself permission to call in, hit the snooze button more than once, and live in my PJs. No rush. No worries. I find that it’s also the greatest time to binge-watch past TV episodes, re-read every book in my favorite series (or discover a new one), and cuddle up with a glass of something that makes me feel good.
Fierce fashionista day. The day when it all comes together—hair style, a killer outfit, cute shoes, and attitude. I want to embrace the world. I smile wider, and people smile back. One fashionista day, I just couldn’t lose. Everything I wanted was on sale or I was due to receive a member discount. My bills were less than expected. I even won money on a scratch ticket. It was one of my all-time lucky days. But, don’t get me wrong. The day isn’t about vanity or material things, but is a time that reminds me to celebrate my uniqueness, not compete with others, and love myself.
Book day, every day. Books are my shameless addiction. I experienced a giggly-happy dance feeling when I found my sister’s book stash back in the day. That same rush comes over me when I buy and write new books. My escape to a new world. A chance to release cathartic tears. A reason to shout in outrage or disbelief. A moment for a much needed laugh or to smile over the next happily-ever-after. I’ve found those things in a good story. Maybe you have, too.
Well, that’s the end of my favorites list. Hit me back. I’d love to hear about your latest surf, sand, and book escapades, as well as what favorite things will make your summer complete.
Opposites attract. Enemies ignite…There’s nothing personal stylist Tabitha Drake loves more than pissing off Andrew Bode. He’s uptight, he refuses to agree with her on anything, and she loathes the hideous brown suits and red power ties he wears. The man even hates ice cream. How can her best friend work for a man who hates ice cream? But the absolute worst thing about Drew? He’s sexy as hell, and she’s totally and ridiculously attracted to him.Military contractor Andrew Bode is convinced he and Tab will never get along. Unfortunately, the infuriating—and sinfully tempting—stylist is his ticket to a major account. The only way to get what he wants is to agree to Tab’s terms: a style makeover. However, Drew has a few terms of his own, most of which involve her naked in his bed. But neither of them is prepared when their lust-fueled hostility turns into something altogether unexpected…
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