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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Guest Post with Author Sonya Weiss and Giveaway


Sonya Weiss is a freelance writer, ghostwriter and author. She's addicted to great books, good movies, and Italian chocolates.

She's passionate about causes that support abused animals and children. Her parents always supported her bringing stray animals home although the Great Dane rescue was a surprise.

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I don’t know if you ever saw the show One Tree Hill, but it was absolutely fantastic. It’s still one of my favorite rewatch shows of all time. Anyway, the show had a character named Brooke Davis in it. Love her!

During one of the class projects, Brooke and her classmates had to do a project and it was all about how others see you. In that episode, Brooke stands against the wall while her partner in the project casts a series of phrases across her then he takes a photo.

Some of those phrases superimposed across Brooke were: not pretty enough, not good enough, not smart enough, and not talented enough.

Labels are a way of life. Other people give us those labels but it doesn’t make them true.

In my latest book The Millionaire’s Temptation, I explored the topic of labels with the heroine. She was given a label of thief based on the actions that she was forced to do. Was she a thief? By the correct definition, yes. But it was not who she was at heart. But that label is one that she doesn’t even realize that she’s running from as surely as she’s running from the past.

It’s a label that both characters have to learn to look beyond in order to find their way to the love and the happily ever after that both deserve.




Holly Campbell is trying to turn her life around. But, to protect her younger brother, she has one last job to complete. All she needs to do is use her unique skills to break into the safe on a yacht—millionaire Jake Lawson’s yacht—a man Holly had a one-night stand with before she knew his true identity.

Jake knows Holly can’t be trusted. He believes she used the one night stand as a decoy to steal from his company and he knows she’s up to something again. Jake’s determined to figure out what and stop her. He won’t let her take anything from him, least of all his heart.

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“We can share a car after the party.”

So not happening. Holly studied what little she could see of the man beneath the bushy white eyebrows and thick, full beard. Pursing her lips, she arched her eyebrows. “Sorry, but Mrs. Claus standing by the tree over there looks like she could take me.”

He glanced over his shoulder at the older woman dressed in costume and swung his attention back to Holly, his eyes sparkling with amusement. “She’s the director of the children’s club. Our relationship is strictly platonic.”

“Uh huh. That’s what they all say. I don’t even know your name.”

“Kris Kringle.”

“Funny.”

He leaned slightly forward, his lips curving into the kind of smile that made her think things that could land her name on the naughty list. “And you are?”

“Unavailable.” If she guessed correctly, this one was interested in her only for a night. She didn’t do one-night stands, and since long term relationships weren’t in her future, either, the smartest thing to do was ignore the tingling in the pit of her stomach. Tingles, coupled with the need to run away, were never a good combination.

Reaching up, he tugged the beard down, revealing a strong jawline. When he pulled off the eyebrows and Santa hat, Holly’s stomach tightened.

Hellooo eye-candy.

Chestnut hair, five o’clock shadow, and impossibly long lashes. She couldn’t look away like she wanted to, like she should. Instead, her mind conjured up images of the man sans costume, and the two of them tangled together in ways that would set the naughty list on fire.

“Well, then, Unavailable, save me some milk and cookies, won’t you? I’ll get out of this suit, and return in a few minutes.”

Holly sighed as he strolled off. Gorgeous. Deep voice. Kind too, from what she’d witnessed tonight. The type of man a woman with a normal life would be thrilled to spend time with. If only she had a normal life…But that ship had sailed a long time ago. Slipping her hand into the pocket of the button-up green tunic, she gripped the train tickets to reassure herself. She never went anywhere without them. The first thing she did when reaching a new city was to buy train tickets to another city in case she needed to leave in a hurry. Keeping ahead of her past was the only way to leave it behind.

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2 comments :

  1. Lovely post!

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    - El

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