12 May '14

HelenKay Dimon talks about Mercy and offers a giveaway

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Hello and thank you for having me here today. I always love visiting here. Today I thought I’d talk a little bit about my newest release – MERCY, an erotic romance from Berkley Heat.

One of my favorite things about writing romance is the opportunity to write sexy and smart banter between the hero and heroine. Sometimes it’s a little rougher. Sometimes it’s light and funny. No matter what the type, the point is to provide insight into the characters.

That was all in my mind when I wrote MERCY. The hero and heroine  – Becca and Jarrett – have a very difficult past. She went undercover in his supper club and had him arrested. Yeah, not the easiest courtship in the world. But that was eight months ago and now Becca is back and needs Jarrett’s helps. Problem is, Jarrett is on the defensive and only agrees to help if Becca agrees to his rules. Since she’s a pretty tough woman, she’s not exactly great at following his orders.

As you can imagine, that leads to a lot of back and forth between them as they try to work through their problems…and their problems are big even if the arguments are about every day things. Take a look:

 

“Go upstairs.” He held his phone in a strangling grip.

She half thought he’d break the thing in two. “I can see you’re unwilling to cede any ground on this issue.”

“Yes.”

“Fine, I’m patient. We can just sit here until you do.” She swung her foot back and forth. Would have whistled if her mouth hadn’t gone dry. Fighting with him fired her up but a level of wariness remained.

“I’m trying to believe we’re having a ten minute conversation about this.”

Since logic and stubbornness didn’t win him over, she tried common sense. “Why would I leave? You said Bast was coming for a second meeting.”

“I know. I set up the damn meeting.”

Seemed none of the tricks in her arsenal were working today. That didn’t mean she’d back down. He wasn’t the only one who could dig in. She crossed her arms over her stomach and watched his gaze dip to her chest. Then she remembered no bra.

Ah, yes. There was that trick. Not this time. She needed to prove they could work through something while keeping their clothes on.

She snapped her fingers to win back eye contract. “Just ask.”

He blinked a few times. “Becca-”

“Jarrett, you’re an adult and I am done pretending you rule the world.”

“I can put you on the street.”

The ultimate threat. He hadn’t pulled that one out for days. Amazing how the words still slashed through her, whipping and ripping everything they touched.

The jackass.

She lifted her chin and dared him to do it. “Go ahead.”

Tension streaked through the room, cutting through the sudden silence.

They settled into a staring contest. When he didn’t say anything, she lifted an eyebrow in a silent “bring it on” message.

“Fine.” He gritted the word out through clenched teeth. “Would you go upstairs for a few minutes?” Every word sounded harsh as if covered in sandpaper.

“Please?”

He pointed at her. “Don’t push your luck.”

The man had no ability to lose with grace.

 

Mercy is out now from all major retailers….. 

After she infiltrated his business and betrayed his trust, a disavowed CIA agent must seek sanctuary in the bedroom of a man who will either help her, kill her, or bring her to her knees…
 
Becca Ford is on her own. Eight months after she headed up a sting operation to take down millionaire club owner Jarrett Holt, the other agents in her special ops team have been eliminated under odd circumstances, and she needs a place to hide.
 
Jarrett is a man who prefers darkness to light. He deals in the only truly valuable currency—information—and his supper club caters to an exclusive clientele. It was an uncharacteristic moment of weakness when he let a woman into his life. But it’s not luck that the criminal charges disappeared . . . as did the evidence.
 
When Becca returns to the club seeking his help, Jarrett doesn’t want to hear her story. But he does want her body, and demands that she give it to him. He’ll keep her safe—for now—but it’ll be in his bed and on his terms, until he says they’re done. 

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HelenKay is very nicely offering up a copy of the book (eFormat or Print) to
one lucky commenter. Giveaway closes on the 20th May.
 

About the Author

HelenKay Dimon spent the last twelve years in the most unromantic career ever – divorce lawyer. After dedicating all that time and effort to helping people terminate relationships she is thrilled to write romance novels full time. Her books have earned praise, appeared on besteller lists and won numerous awards. Her first single title, YOUR MOUTH DRIVES ME CRAZY, was featured in Cosmo as a “Red-Hot Read” for August ’07 and spotlighted at E! Online. Her novella, “It’s Hotter At Christmas” from the KISSING SANTA CLAUS anthology, was featured in Cosmo as a “Red-Hot Read” for November ’09. 

Visit her on her website here 

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