One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
Annie fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you're ever around her for more than five minutes, you'll find out she's a non-stop talker. Other than loving writing about romance, she loves hanging out with her family and binge watching TV with her husband. You can find out more about her books at http://www.amhargrove.com.
Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.
In her early years, she and her best friend would tell each other stories over the phone when they were bored. They called them their "soap operas" and generally revolved around whatever boy they liked at the time.
Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.
You can find more about her books at www.terrielaine.com.
Secrets—everyone loves a good secret. Well have our share but this is what we want to tell you today.
We’re excited about sharing this with everyone because it’s such a cool story. So we met several years ago on Goodreads when Terri and I struck up a conversation about Vishous from JR Ward’s the Black Dagger Brotherhood. See, we both are in lust with him. One thing led to another and Terri ended up beta reading for me. This went on over the years and she kept suggesting I write the story that Cruel and Beautiful is based on. I don’t want to say too much about that because it has spoilers in it for those of you who haven’t read the book yet. For those of you who have, part of it (and you know which part), is based on my personal experience. So Terri kept nudging me a little. And then her nudges turned into downright pokes. She finally came up with this awesome idea to do a past/present story. At that point, I started thinking seriously about doing it. It wasn’t an option before because the whole idea of pouring my heart out onto the pages of a novel just didn’t seem like it was something I could actually do, if the truth be known. It was simply too painful to relive. But when she laid out her idea and how we could go about it, I began to think it might be possible.
Now here’s where the secret part comes in. All this time I had known her, I never even knew this. So she comes up with this brilliant idea and says to me that she’d like to do it as a joint project. And then she drops the bomb. She tells me she’s also an author who writes under a pen name. Wham! Talk about a surprise! All this time I had never suspected it. That little sneak! Of course, now you’re probably dying to find out who she really is right? Well, that’s a secret that will have to be revealed on another day. Because Terri is like that. She’ll probably tell you when you least expect it. Like, hey, I’m going to get my nails done and, by the way, did I tell you I’m Stephen King? JK of course.
But to one up all of that—we’ve published two books together and are working on a third and we have yet to meet each other in person. We hope to change that real soon, but you know how life is and how busy people are.
We hope you get a chance to read Cruel and Beautiful, if you haven’t and A Mess of a Man is our latest release and you can pick it up for free on Kindle Unlimited!
We hope you liked our little secret!
Terri and Annie
From USA TODAY BESTSELLING authors of Cruel and Beautiful, A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine bring the next book in the Cruel and Beautiful series. Itis a new full-length standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance.Womanizer, Man Whore, Player, Heartbreaker are all familiar names to Ben Rhoades. He prefers Money Man or Sex God, but he doesn’t let other people’s opinions rule him. And he’s only gotten worse without his compass, his best friend, whose devastating death at a young age has taught him a valuable lesson about not getting too close to anyone … ever. Until one smart and stubborn woman with eye-catching curves throws him for a loop and refuses to be tamed.Samantha Calhoun has her life on track even after the shattering break-up with the guy she’d thought she’d wanted to marry. With her chin held high, she focuses on her career, building her business and making a success of it all. Only a chance meeting has her lost in a set of alluring steel gray eyes that have her steps faltering and her heart leaping out of her chest. Forewarned by not-so-flattering rumors plus his no-holds-bar rules, she tries desperately to play his game while guarding her heart.Only they have no idea of the journey they’re about to undertake when their lives collide. Ultimately they’ll tackle the biggest test of their lives because she is his game changer. The one, who through the ensuing wreckage, can domesticate the mess of a man that he is.This story follows the life of Ben, who played a small role in Cruel & Beautiful.This novel includes mature content, not suitable for younger readers.
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