ABOUT MUSTANG SASSY
When Sass Hogan catches her boyfriend slow-dancing and doing the tongue-tango with Tori Double-D-Cup Hunter, she pays him back the only way she knows how—by taking a tire iron to his beloved ’67 Mustang Fastback. There’s only one problem. She’s destroyed the wrong car.
Jordan Michaels wants his car fixed, now, and he wants Sass’s auto body shop to do it. But the handsome blond has a secret−he’s really Jordan Carlyle of Carlyle’s Classics, Hogan’s biggest competitor, and he’s determined to prove himself to his family.
As Sass and Jordan get to know each other, the depth of the attraction has them falling in love. But a relationship based on lies will only leave them primed for the worst wreck of their lives.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for as long as I’ve been able to write. I have notebooks going back to elementary school. Plays, scripts, poems…all of it. Even into my twenties I kept journals chronicling my relationship woes but in between the heartbreak and laughter I’d include little snippets from stories. However, it wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I finished my first book (2005). It was pretty awful (see below) but the act of finishing a project was huge. Since then I have written many more books, twelve of which are published.
When did you first know you could be a writer?
This is a great question because I remember being told that I could never make a living as a writer so for many years I gave up on the dream. Then, when my kids were young, I decided to try to finish the novel I’d started years ago. I wrote every day during their naps and then one day, miraculously, it was done. It sucked. Don’t get me wrong. But simply finishing the book made me feel like I could really do this writing thing.
How did you come up with the title of the book?
Oh, this one’s easy! The story all revolves around the main character (Sass Hogan – Sassy) busting up a classic ’67 Mustang. Sass likes to do everything hard and fast and the lyrics to Mustang Sally (Mustang Sally…guess you better slow that Mustang down) just fit. The title, Mustang Sassy was sort of inevitable.
Are there any current books that have grasped your interest?
Yes…though it’s not a current book, but it’s current to me. I’m a huge fan of the British series SHERLOCK (I put it in caps because I’m that much of a fan!). On my kindle I have the Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle – every Sherlock story out there – and let me tell you, it is amazing! I haven’t been able to put it down. First of all, because the series has stayed so true to the original, I could see the similarities as I was reading – the casting is perfect! But, also the writing and storytelling is so engaging. There’s a reason these stories have stood the test of time, and I think it’s because of the quirky, original characters, the compelling storylines that push boundaries and the perfect mix of humor and intellect. As a writer, reading good writing is the best way to learn how to improve craft.
Give us three “Good to Know” facts about you. Be creative, you can talk about your first job, something that inspires you, anything fun that might grab the readers attention.
Three things you should know about me are:
- Most embarrassing moment: I worked in Japan for a year and one day I was riding my bike along the main street of the small town where I lived when my long, cotton skirt got caught in the wheel of my bike, tearing it off completely leaving only the waistband around my waist and trapping me on the bike as the of the material was wound around the wheel. The only way to move was by lifting the bike and waddling with it between my legs in order to get off the road and to hide the fact I was stripped down to my undies. While a group of workers from across the street ran to my aid, I tried to call them off. That’s when I realized that I hadn’t backed myself up against a wall, I’d backed my bare behind up against the window of a café. Not pretty!
- Most interesting job: I spent a summer as a wildlife technician at the local university and my job was to bottle feed elk calves and fawns. Elk are big and messy and slurped their milk down like fiends. Fawns are sweet and cuddly and would often nuzzle my neck after feeding from regular baby bottles.
- Most frightening moment: I used to rock climb and I fell many times, but once, for whatever reason, I fell headfirst. I vividly remember seeing the ground rushing up to greet me while above me the sky was incredibly blue and lovely. It wasn’t until the rope caught me, only a few feet off the ground, and I realized I was okay that I became truly afraid.
ABOUT DAIRE ST. DENIS
With a degree in archaeology, Daire St. Denis was sure she was destined to be the next female Indiana Jones.That didn’t quite pan out but she still managed her fair share of exotic adventures. Some of her most daring escapades include, skydiving in Canada, being trapped in the Great Pyramid of Giza, searching for tigers in the foothills of the Himalayas, touring Germany by motorbike, scuba diving off the coast of the Philippines, meeting Medusa in the bowels of Istanbul and climbing her way to the top of a number of mountains and crags in Canada and the US.
Daire loves to pen erotic tales full of passion and unexpected adventure and her colorful past has provided ample inspiration for her muse. She now lives in the wilds of Canada with her two poorly trained dogs, two insufferable cats, two spirited children and one extremely patient husband.
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- By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
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- This giveaway begins February 24 and ends on March 7.
- Winners will be contacted via email on March 8, 2014.
- Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!