Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog. Tomorrow’s guest author will be contemporary romance writer Patricia Sargeant. Stop on by!
Hooray! The lovely and talented Sophia Knightly is back on the blog today, folks! Sophia writes feel good, sexy romance in a variety of genres, including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and chick-lit. She’s here today to tell us all about her latest book, so let’s turn the blog over to her!
Delicious food masterfully whipped up by a hot chef…who could resist that? Those were the musings that inspired me to write Grill Me, Baby. In Grill Me, Baby, sizzling Latin charmer Chef Paolo locks horns with cool, elegant spa Chef Michaela as they battle to win top spot in a TV cooking show.
The heat is on…
Raised among women who taught him to cook at his family’s Buenos Aires restaurant, master chef Paolo Santos deftly works his culinary wiles—and his gypsy charm—on posh Flamingo Island’s female clientele.
The tastiest tidbit on the island, though, is cool, elegant Michaela Willoughby. The redhead’s slender curves are as enticing as her rabbit-food menus are maddening. And she’s his main competition for the chance of a lifetime.
Michaela overcame her own weight issues to become Flamingo Island’s premiere spa chef. Now she has a chance to share her innovative recipes for healthy living on a new cooking show—if she can somehow outshine Paolo. His sizzling, Latin-lover looks are more heart stopping than his decadent cooking. And she’d love nothing better than to stick a fork in his outsized ego.
When the stage lights ignite, so does the competition…and a sexual chemistry no one—least of all Paolo and Michaela—saw coming. Suddenly, separating business from pleasure is as impossible as separating a scrambled egg. And the big question isn’t whose knife cuts fastest…it’s whose heart can take the most heat.
Warning: Contains two hot chefs duking it out in a lively showdown of sexy rivalry. Mix in family drama, luscious recipes and spicy mischief, and there’s more than just steam rising out of the kitchen. May cause lusty cravings for midnight indulgences.
For years, I’ve been an avid fan of TV cooking shows. Some favorite, excellent chefs inspired me to write Grill Me, Baby, and I’m going to mention four of them here.
Next is master chef and restaurateur extraordinaire Scott Conant. Beneath Scott’s gruff exterior, he’s very charming. I had the pleasure of meeting him at a food truck demo.
And last, but not least, is Aussie heartthrob Chef Curtis Stone. Curtis is so hot, it’s hard to take your eyes off him long enough to see what he’s cooking.
Grill Me, Baby will be released by Samhain tomorrow, June 12. Visit my website to read an excerpt of Grill Me, Baby. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter @sophiaknightly and Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sophia-Knightly/147151025379583.
Thank you for joining me today at Vanessa’s wonderful blog. I will give away one e-book copy of Grill Me, Baby to a commenter who answers this question: “Which celebrity chef would you like to be marooned with on an island and why?”
Vanessa, here. Thanks for that lovely little trip through the kitchen, Sophia. I think I can safely say that we all enjoyed it! Readers, you heard the lady–pick the chef of your choice for a chance to win a copy of Sophia’s latest book. And be sure to check out her other books on her website. I’ve read Sophia’s romances, and they’re wonderful!
We have lots of winners today, folks. Here goes:
Congratulations, ladies! I’ll be in touch.
Thanks to everyone for stopping by the blog. I have a guest blogger on Monday – she’s Leslie Langtry and she writes very funny and romantic thrillers about a family of assassins. Talk about your high concept! Be sure to stop by and visit with Leslie on Monday.
I’m very pleased to have best-selling contemporary romance author Sophia Knightly featured on the blog today. Some readers may know her as Victoria Marquez, but regardless of pen names Sophia is a fabulous writer who writes sexy, very fun books. And lucky for us, she’s putting out some truly beautiful digital editions of the books in her Tropical Heat Series.
Awesome cover, right? Here’s the blurb for Wild for You:
To Love, Honor, and Protect
Detective Clay Blackthorne has his hands full when he promises to safeguard an old college pal’s sister without letting her know what he’s up to. He never imagines that lively Marisol Calderon will knock his socks off and put a ring on his finger—and all at his suggestion! Their marriage of convenience is meant to protect her and Clay doesn’t plan on being hitched for long to the tempting beauty. But the honeymoon sure feels real to him…
Sassy Marisol is used to doing whatever she wants—and right now her plan is to shake up the hot detective’s hard-edged demeanor. But the fun turns to danger when a mystery stalker bent on marrying her marks her as his prey. Temporarily becoming Clay’s wife seems like a practical way to thwart the stalker. But as passion ignites and Marisol falls for the tender heart buried beneath the tough detective’s chest, Clay’s true identity is revealed and she begins to wonder who—if anyone—she can trust…
I read this book just recently, and I can assure you it’s a very sexy and very entertaining book. Marisol and Clay are both wonderful characters, and I enjoyed their story.
Sophia also has another book in the Tropical Heat series, entitled Sold on You. This book received 4-1/2 stars and a coveted Top Pick from RT Book Reviews, and it was also a finalist in the prestigious Maggie Awards.
Here’s the blurb for Sold on You:
Just Say Yes!
Confirmed bachelor Dr. Marcos Calderon is in hot water. He needs to come up with a fake fiancée fast or he’ll disappoint his beloved grandma who’s arriving on the next flight to meet her. Proper social worker Gabriela Morales should fit the bill—but tonight, in that sexy, slit-to-there red evening gown, she looks anything but proper.
Gabriela only volunteered for the hospital’s charity bachelorette auction to benefit a cause dear to her heart. Now she’s reeling from the hot doctor’s bid of fifteen thousand dollars for a weekend date with her! She’s not sure what Dr. Handsome has in mind, but the smoldering look in his eyes is unmistakable…
For my readers today, Sophia is giving away a copy of Sold on You. Let’s keep up the heat, shall we? If you could go on a tropical vacation with a sexy hero, where would you go? What would be your favorite destination for hot days, sizzling nights, and lots of fun? One person who comments will win a copy of Sold on You.
News flash! Sophia has let me know that Wild for You is currently free at Amazon!