It's day 8 of 20 Days of Love and today's featured author is none other than national bestselling author, Lisa Watson. Today's feature, Interview With Danger, is heated and danger is lurking around the corner. Could it be that heroine, Sasha Lambert has created a situation too big for her to handle? Read on...
When Sasha Lambert’s debut novel, The Passport Diaries, hits the bookstores it quickly becomes a bestseller. Her ex-boyfriend, and Greek tycoon, Milo Georgopoulos, believes one of the characters in the book sheds a not-so-positive light on his own extracurricular activities. He gives Sasha an ultimatum: Ditch the book or else.
Retired football player, Pierce Deveraux thinks he too has been placed between the pages of The Passport Diaries. Determined to make Sasha pay for putting a ding in his knight-in-shining-armor image, Pierce contemplates how best to even the score.
Suddenly strange things start happening wherever Sasha goes. Even her twin sister, Dr. Sienna Lambert-Deveraux worries for her safety. With an adoring assistant, an ambitious publicist, and jealous ex-lover vying for her attention, Sasha soon finds herself at the center of dangerous tug-of-war.
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Sasha shut the door. By the time she turned around, he was standing right behind her. His face was a mask of impatience, and his hands were fisted at his sides.
Sasha moved backward until her back connected with the front door.
“Pierce, what’s going on?”
“That’s exactly what I’d like to know,” he growled. “Have you lost your mind, Sasha? Do you know what you’ve done?”
She stared at him blankly. “I don’t understand. Will you stop beating around the bush and tell me the problem?”
“You are the problem,” he threw back. “You and your stupid book have ruined my life, Sasha…and you’d better believe you’re going to fix it.”
Her mouth dropped open. “I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.”
Sasha waited, but Pierce didn’t say anything else. Instead, he moved closer until he was crowding her. He folded his arms across his chest and stared at her. Finally, she threw her hands up. “What, are we playing twenty questions?”
“Jacob Toliver,” he repeated.
Sasha pinched the bridge of her nose. “I know who he is. I wrote the book, remember? I’m just wondering what my character has to do with this.”
Sasha’s eyebrows rose. “You…you think Jacob…is you?” She started to laugh, then pushed past him to go into the lounge. “He isn’t you, Pierce.”
He was right on her heels.
“Well, there are some people that disagree with you. In fact, the executives at the sporting goods store that just dropped me as an endorser would beg to differ…and the men’s apparel ad I was going to do and—”
“I don’t understand.”
“Apparently, a few of them read your book and thought your midnight Casanova was me. You just cost me three quarters of a million dollars,” Pierce said between clenched teeth.
Her smile faded. “What?”
“Yeah, that’s what I said. Apparently, they didn’t want a womanizing, strung-out playboy representing their brands. Considering these are family businesses, I can understand why,” he snapped.
She eyed him from head to toe. “Well, are you?”
His expression turned indignant. “Certainly not.”
“Then there you go.” Sasha threw up her hands in frustration. “Pierce, this is absurd. You could throw a stick and hit thousands of men that fit that same description.”
“You know, your sister tried to say that, too. Obviously, the list is a lot smaller than either of you think,” he said dryly.
“Your claim is ridiculous. Why would anyone think it’s you?” The corners of her mouth elevated slightly.
He glowered at her. “You think this is funny?”
“No,” she answered, instantly contrite. “I’m sorry. It’s just that your accusations are outrageous.”
“Outrageous? My image has been damaged, and it’s your fault, Sasha. Do you know how hard I’ve worked to get back to where I was and just like that—”
“Wait, what do you mean back?”
“In less than three hundred pages,” he continued, ignoring her question, “of some smutty book it’s gone.”
Anger propelled her forward until she was in his face, her finger pointing at his chest. “Now wait a minute. Have you read it?”
“Are you kidding me?”
“Then you shouldn’t comment on things you know nothing about,” she shot back. “My book is not smutty. It has real merit, and it’s now a USA Today bestseller.”
“Really? Well, I hope it’s worth six figures, sweetheart, because I’ve got a mind to sue you for slander.”
National bestselling author, Lisa Watson, is a native of Washington D.C., and writes in the Multicultural & Interracial, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, and Sweet Romance genres. Having her debut novel nominated for Best Contemporary Fiction, sparked Lisa’s desire to continue creating engaging storylines, strong characters with universal appeal, and a keen sense of humor. They are drawn together by love, respect, and a strong family ties.
Lisa loves traveling, so weaving beautiful destinations into the pages of her novels as lush backdrops, or the heritage of her characters is not uncommon.
Her novels for the Harlequin's Kimani line, The Match Broker series: Love Contract, Her Heart's Desire, and Love By Design, introduced readers to matchmaking guru, Norma Jean Anderson, aka The Love Broker. Her Heart’s Desire, was listed as one of 2014’s Top 25 Books of the Summer, and Top 50 Best Reads. Book three, Love by Design was also one of the top contemporary romance Must-Read lists. Two hit the #1 and one the #3 spots on Amazon's Bestseller List.
Lisa’s novella, A Summer of Stars, is featured in the summer compilation, Summer Hearts: 6 Summer Tales of Sweet Romance. Her holiday-themed Sweet Romances, A Heart for Christmas, Two Hearts for Christmas, and A Fiancé for Christmas, are warm your heart love stories that center on family, and are great reads no matter what time of the year.
Lisa works at a technology consulting firm, is the co-publicist for RT BookReview Magazine's annual RT Booklovers Conventions, and former host for Reader’s Entertainment Radio show, and In Faith Network Radio show.
Married for twenty-one years, with two teenagers, and a Maltipoo, Brinkley, Lisa lives in Raleigh, NC, and is avidly working on a new Romantic Suspense for her Love and Danger series.
Connect with Lisa on Facebook (NCLisaWatson), Twitter(@LisaYWatson), Goodreads, Pinterest, Instagram, and www.lisawatson.com
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