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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Guest Post with Author Cari Quinn and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author Cari Quinn. Cari is celebrating the release of her newest book No Flowers Required and has stopped by the blog for a chat. Before I give the floor over to Cari, let's get to know her a bit.

USA TODAY bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story--a bible parable--in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. She attempted her first romance in junior high, long before she'd ever read one. Writing what she knew always took a backseat to what she wanted to know, and that still holds true today.

Though she also fires up her computer as a graphic designer, proofreader and editor, she can't resist the lure of disappearing into a world of her own creation. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars.

The only thing she loves more than writing is hearing from readers!

Places to find Cari:
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Thank you for having me here today! My hero Dillon James from NO FLOWERS REQUIRED decided he wanted the microphone…err, the keyboard…and when he talks, I listen. Well, usually!

That Cari refuses to cut me some slack. She’s always trying to get me to do things her way. Can you believe she even thought I had long hair when she first started writing my story? A couple of good conversations and I set her straight. I’m no Fabio and don’t have time to mess with my fluffy locks. Just as well she learns now that I can’t be bossed around and told what to do. Unless the woman doing the telling is Alexa Conroy—and even then, only certain subjects apply. I’d also say it depends what she’s wearing, but that doesn’t always go over so well with the ladies. Moving on.

In No Flowers Required, I do some things I’m not proud of. I only want to help Alexa—and show my occasionally heartless brother than his chest isn’t just a holding cavity for a useless organ--but I lead her to believe some pretty self-serving things.

Why would I do something so heinous? Well, put it to you this way. Our first major conversation was on the rooftop of her apartment building. It was raining, we were both dealing with some serious lust and running from our own demons—not real ones, this isn’t some oogie-boogie paranormal romance—and Alexa was wearing a tiny, skintight tank top that dipped low and showed off her

Where was I? *phone rings* Shoot, I have to get out of here. Duty calls and all that. This was really fun…hope you give my book a read, though I don’t particularly appreciate that Quinn chick airing all my laundry. Though, seriously, you might want to start with that rooftop scene. Just make sure you turn up the fan on high.

Want more? Check out NO FLOWERS REQUIRED’s excerpt at Entangled Publishing!

He’ll give her everything she desires...except his identity.

Flower shop owner Alexa Conroy had it all before the recession hit and her customers fled to cheaper shopping grounds. Desperate to make ends meet, she sells her dream home and moves into the rundown apartments above her shop. When she spots six feet of sexy distraction—complete with muscles, piercings, and tattoos—ripping up flooring, Alexa knows the karmic windfall she’s due just landed on her doorstep.

And the attraction’s definitely not one-sided.

Dillon James, reluctant heir to the corporation about to foreclose on Alexa’s shop, is not about to jeopardize their scorching chemistry by admitting he’s not the building’s handyman. But with only weeks until her business goes under and his identity is revealed, Dillon must find a way to convince Alexa cooperation isn’t a dirty word, help her save the shop from his brother’s greed, and persuade her that he’s not the enemy...or risk losing the only woman who’s seen the real him.

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  1. I can't wait to read No Flowers Required! Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!

  2. I've read about No Flowers Required on several blogs. It looks great and I can't wait to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Doesn't Dillon know that long hair doesn't make him Fabio some of us like to run our fingers through it. LOL! Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  4. Great post. Very excited to read this book. I loved No Dress Required, very good read. Love the man characters name. My sons name is Dylan James. Loved the blurb and definately on my must read list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Thanks for a fun post and congrats to Cari on the new release!

  6. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Thanks for the great post with Dillon and the giveaway.


  7. Hi

    I have read several of your books and love them, this one looks great also. Great post, I enjoy when a character takes over an interview - such fun seeing their POV.

    Thanks for the chance

  8. Loved Dillon/Cari's post. I can't wait to read this book!

  9. The description on this sounds great and I always love handyman type guys (even if he really is the owner of the building).

  10. Hahahah, he told you how he wore his hair. How can you argue with that?!

  11. This book sounds so good. I normally go the Paranormal route when I read, but this has been added to the TBR list. Great interview!!!

  12. Congrats on the release. Do you need to read the first book before this one, or is it able to stand alone.

    1. Hey June. I'm Cari's crit partner. =) I can answer that. This is book 2 in the series, but it definitely stands alone. You do get to see Nellie and Jake in this story as supporting characters from No Dress Required, but it's not a big part of the plot.

  13. So glad Dillon set you straight on the hair! :) I like my men with short hair. He sounds like my kind of man. Can't wait to read this book!

  14. *snicker*
    I love Dillon and must admit, I miss his long hair. heh.
    And the rooftop scene? SCORCHING isn't a hot enough word. *faints*

  15. Hi everyone! *waves* Thanks so much for having me to visit today and thanks also to all who stopped by! :) Dillon and his hair entertained me throughout writing this book! While I usually prefer short-haired guys myself, it can be fun to mix it up now and then, that's for sure!

    And Taryn, thank you for answering June's question. June, she's absolutely right. Reading No Dress Required first is helpful for adding in a little backstory, but not necessary.

    Good luck in the contest! :)

  16. Sometimes, no, every time, I feel like Murphy's Law was made because of me. I keep waiting for the days when karma bites them back. I'd love a story where karma works out for the best for the girl who is always hurt.

  17. Love the big "guy"/corporation versus the "everyday"/shopowner theme! Dillon sounds sooo yum...a terrific hero for Alexa and love totally must win!

  18. Nice cover. The book sounds good.

  19. Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway..
    On my TBR pile :)


  20. This one sounds great and I love the cover. What is your favorite genre yo read and write?

  21. Thank you for sharing sounds really great and what a fun blog tour!

  22. *waves to everyone* Thanks for stopping by!

    Hi Vanessa, my favorite genre to read and write is my current one - contemporary romance. While I enjoy others, that's definitely my go-to pick for comfort reads!

    Good luck to everyone in the contest! :)

  23. I love the sound of this! Ive had my eye on it. Sounds so good!! :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  24. I love the cover and the excerpt sounds great!

  25. This book sounds great based on the blurb! I've added it to my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway!