Saturday, June 20, 2015

Promo Blitz: Trusting The Boss (Billionaires in the City #4) by Mallory Crowe


Mallory Crowe
Trusting the Boss (Billionaires in the City #4)
6/19/2015

Blurb:

STAND ALONE CONTEMPORARY BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE 

Billionaire heiress Emma Devaroux has been living a safe-yet-mundane existence in Georgia for too long, but when she learns her sister, Joslyn, has been arrested, she heads to New York City to find out what really happened. Unfortunately, as an unemployed debutante, she’s not exactly qualified to be leading an investigation. But help is at hand in the form of the handsome, former military man Jace Lance who happens to be the one who got her sister arrested in the first place. 

Jace thinks Emma is crazy for even considering working with him since he’s the one who stopped Joslyn from killing his former client. However, he can’t deny that the sexy southerner is in over her head when her tycoon cousins try to hire him to make sure Emma doesn’t find out the truth about what really caused her sister’s murderous actions. 

As they begin to uncover the truth together –and get to know each other intimately – it becomes clear that the more answers they get, the more danger Emma is in. Jace is determined to protect her, but how can he keep her safe when her whole family is in on the conspiracy?
 



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EXCERPT # 2
“Are you okay?”
Another shiver racked through her. “No. I’m cold and pissed.”
Her Southern accent was more noticeable in her anger and he cracked a small smile. “You have seaweed in your hair.” He plucked it out and tossed it back into the black water.
Emma set her hands on his chest and pushed up. “Do you have any idea how much seaweed was down there? It was disgusting! I thought it was going to grab me and pull me down.”
Jace had swum through his fair share of seaweed-infested water and he knew exactly how disconcerting it could be. But he couldn’t stop himself from giving her a hard time. “Come on. You’re not saying a little old plant scared you?”
She gave him a playful punch to his chest. “You’re such a show-off. I can’t believe that you made it all the way out there without an issue and I took two steps and fell in.” She glanced to her left and rolled her eyes. “Not even your phone fell in after all that!”
Jace let out a laugh and caught her wrist as she went in for another blow. “Hey, I’m not going to apologize for being good at what I do. I walked on the edge closer to the support. You ran out right onto the weakest part of the planks.”
Emma stared down at him and in a flash, the joking air was gone, replaced by something decidedly hotter than the ocean water that now soaked through their clothes. “I guess I hired the best,” she said softly.



 INTERVIEW WITH MALLORY CROWE


Where do you find your inspiration? 
My biggest source of inspiration is music, by far. When I hear a great new song, my mind just takes it as a jumping point to creating an entirely new world or universe. I also have different playlists to listen to depending on the mood of my story, be it a really dramatic, sexy or sweet scene I’m writing.

Does music play any type of role in your writing?
I LOVE music and some songs are hugely inspirational to me.  Sometimes an entire song will have me thinking up a new idea or it might just be one lyric or even the tone I get from the beat. The first book in the Billionaires in the City series was actually inspired by a slowed down version of a rap song. The song is about the rapper offering to get his girlfriend anything she wants, be it expensive champagne or extravagant trips. For some reason, my mind turned that into a secretary running all around New York getting her playboy boss anything and everything he asked for and eventually she gets fed up and leaves. And that’s the set up for book one.
  
What are your current projects? 
Currently I’m working on my next book in the Billionaires in the City series which will be about Emma’s cousin Michael and a girl from the IT department at his company who gets in over her head. On the side, I’m slowly going through some paranormal romance manuscripts I wrote a few years ago and hoping to get them cleaned up for a 2016 release.


What books have influenced your life most?
There’s not one that really stands out, but the entire genre of romance really shaped me growing up. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was the book that taught me that romantic troubles and humor transcends time. Christine Feehan is the first paranormal author I fell in love with and Jayne Ann Krentz writes these amazing couples that contradict and complement each other at the same time.


When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively?
My stories definitely build progressively. The beginnings are normally very well engrained in my mind ahead of time (because the meet-cute is my favorite scene to write and read of any book) and I also like to have some idea of the climax. What everything is building to. So knowing those key scenes in the book I bridge the story together.

TRUSTING THE BOSS was a different beast. It’s a standalone romance, but there are elements from the plot that carry over into the next three Billionaire In The City books. So when I started writing TRUSTING, I also had key scenes for books coming up in the series that I was preparing some set up for.


Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I never really expected TEACHING THE BOSS to take off the way it did, and I’m so grateful not only for readers giving me a chance, but for following through all the books  in the series. It means so much to me that people are connecting enough with the characters that they want to follow them through all the books J

How can readers discover more about you and your work?
The best way to keep updated about new releases and special offers is through my newsletter sign up at mallorycrowe.com. I also have am very active on facebook and love to keep in touch with readers J

Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do.
Well before I started writing, I was a licensed CPA and passed all sections of the exam in one try and I don’t think most people expect accounting and romance author to go together in one person. I’ve met so many fellow romance writers who have the most interesting backgrounds or former day jobs. It’s fascinating when you realize that creativity isn’t only limited to certain types of people.

Will you write more about these characters?

For sure! The heroine of TRUSTING THE BOSS, Emma Devaroux, is the sister of someone introduced in the 3rd book in the series and the next four books will all focus on the not so functional Devaroux family. Emma and then her three cousins (who are all brothers) each get their own book as they try to clean up a relative’s mistakes and end up getting pulled into an FBI investigation. 


About the Author


Mallory Crowe has lived in Michigan her whole life and has been in love with romance ever since she’d skip to the end of every novel, just to make sure the hero and heroine survived and ended up together. She lives with her husband and three dogs. When she’s not writing, she’s spending too much time in front of the TV, hiking, or working with various animal rescues.





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