Author: Tina Carreiro
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Time and Tide Publishing
Release Date: August 23rd 2013
ISBN – 13: 978-0-9892549-5-3
Carly West is good at taking care of herself—she’s been doing it since her mama died. She can even make marrying a man she didn’t choose work. But when gorgeous ranch foreman, Wade Dawson struts into her life, everything changes. Her life starts to unravel, lies are uncovered, and the only comfort she finds is in the arms of a stranger.
Wade Dawson has one thing on his mind, to fulfill his brother’s responsibilities and get the hell out of this small town. But he soon finds out he wasn’t only hired to watch the ranch, but to see that the farmer’s daughter makes it down the aisle. It’s the first job he isn’t sure he can follow through with. But if he doesn’t, his brother’s reputation and freedom is at stake.
Bound by obligation to marry another man…
Bound by blood to save his brother…
Will one night destroy it all?
Tina spends her days writing and creating fantasy worlds until she’s forced back into reality where she pretends to be “normal.” When not writing, she’s a full-time cub scout/camping/gymnastic/PS3 mom for her son and daughter and a devoted wife to her leading man, the love of her life-husband. She’s addicted to writing, romance novels, zombie movies, and coffee with caramel macchiato creamer. She fully believes in karma and pours her heart into everything she does. She loves life and embraces every moment of it.
Tell my fans a little bit about yourself and your books. I’m a native Floridian and love living around gators, snakes and other wild creatures. Although, I could live without mosquitoes and wasps. I’m addicted to writing, romance novels, zombie movies, and coffee with caramel macchiato creamer.
My top three hot buttons are Vampires, Cops, and Cowboys and I write about all three. My recent release, Rearranged, is a contemporary romance served HOT with a side of cowboy. You’ll meet Carly West, she’s a little spitfire, and when she meets the delicious Wade Dawson, they collide in a battle of wills.
How many books have you written? What are their titles? I have three books: Power of the Moon, Assume the Position (a novella under T.C. Lee), and the new Rearranged. I also have two short stories published in anthologies, The Plan and Skin Deep.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing? I restore cars with my husband. I love it! We have a 1969 Cadillac Hearse and a Blues Mobile that we use in parades for charity. We’ve started a couple more projects as well.
What advice would you give to an aspiring author? Don’t take advice from other authors… lol All kidding aside; you have to write for you. I think most authors struggle with the need to have their work liked by everybody, I know I do, but you have to go into this knowing you can’t make everyone happy. If you put your all into your work, best editing, best cover, and you know you’ve produced a book you can be proud of—that’s what matters. Stay true to your voice, be unique, and don’t be afraid to color outside of the lines. J
What’s your favorite scene/line from your works? Oh… I have so many!
Rearranged: I LOVE this whole book and it’s hard choosing just one, but Chapter 16, “My Name,” is at the top of the list. “My name, on your lips, always.” ~Wade Dawson
Power of the Moon: “When you give yourself to me, completely, I will bite you. Until then, my love, I will only nibble on you.”~Cole
Assume the Position: The surveillance scene, I think it starts at chapter 10. It’s funny because Alex is trying to talk to Regan, privately, because he’s being naughty. In order to do that he has to switch the radio equipment on and off so his fellow officers don’t hear him.
What's the hardest thing about writing? The easiest? Editing for me is the hardiest. It’s tedious, and my mind wants to move on to the next story. I have writing ADD. The easiest would be writing the story. Once I sit down to write it pours out of me.
What are you currently reading? I’m so behind on my TBR list! I’m not currently reading anything, but I just finished the last book in the Crossfire series.
What are you currently working on? Covet the Moon, Levi’s story from Rearranged, and the second book in the Darker Side of Blue series.
What books did you read as a child? V.C. Andrews, and of course Judy Bloom, "We must, we must, we must increase our bust."
What genre is your favorite to read? I’m a para-junkie. I love all paranormal romances.
How has your life changed since you began writing? It’s changed for the better actually. I’ve had this desire, and passion to write since I was little. It always left me feeling a little incomplete, until I started letting it all out. It feels amazing and I’m so blessed to have awesome readers who give me so much support!
Do you listen to music while you write? Sometimes. It depends on the scene.
What's been your favorite moment as an author? To see the adoration in my husband’s eyes when he held the first book in his hands.
Out of all of your characters, who is your favorite? Aw, I can’t do that! It’s like asking me to pick a favorite child. I love them all!
You’re stranded on a desert island. What books do you take with you? How to survive if Stranded on a
. :D Desert Island
Where can fans find you?
“Fast I can do. It’s soft and slow I’m goin’ to have a problem with.”
“What’s the difference?”
“Different meanin’ for different people, mine’s personal.” He placed his palms against the wall by her ears.
“I don’t understand.”
He leaned his forehead against hers. “Fuck… you’re killin’ me, darlin’.” His fingers skimmed across her cheekbone and disappeared into her hair. “Do you remember what I said about kissin’?” His hazel eyes trapped hers.
“It can be dangerous?”
“Yes. And slow… slow is very dangerous.” He leaned forward, brushed his lips across hers, and all the air left her lungs. Something strange started in the depths of her stomach, and her skin flushed. Her nipples tightened, growing to the point of pain as they rubbed against the cotton fabric of her bra.
His eyes flicked toward them, a deep grunt sounded from his chest, and his hand tightened in her hair. He held her with a firm grip and leaned his forehead back against hers. “Reach down, and undo my jeans.”
She was trapped. Even if she wanted to retreat, there was nowhere for her to go. He’d invaded her space. Intense eyes stared right into hers as if he was demanding her deepest secrets with one hand buried inside her hair and the other curled around her neck. A rock hard, well-defined stomach pressed against her belly. The skin-on-skin contact ignited a slow burn that was sure to grow into a wildfire any minute. If she weren’t leaning against the wall, she’d collapse.
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