Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Guest Post with Jennifer Probst and her new book Play Me

Hello CEWTNK Naughties!!  We have a jammed packed day of goodies all about to unfold.  I am so happy to welcome back Jennifer Probst.  I absolutely adore her Steele Brother series.  This is book 2, but if you missed book 1 which was Catch Me, you can take a look at my review here: http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com/2012/03/catch-me-guest-post-and-review-with.html  I have a thing for huge Thor-like blonde Gods and the star of Catch Me fits that description to a tee!!!  So Jennifer is going to be talking about women who kick butt and let me tell you Sloane so does!  She is the main character in Play Me, to which I also have a review here: http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com/2012/05/review-play-me-by-jennifer-probst.html  Take it away Jennifer:

First off, thank you so much for hosting me today on your blog – it’s one of my all time favorites!
AWWWW...Thanks Jennifer :)  I love having you on here!!!!!

Let’s talk about strong heroines.

I love reading about dominant, alpha males, but a story may turn flat for me if the heroine is not up for the challenge.  Give me a woman who butts heads with him, makes demands of her own, and gets in his face when he growls or looks intimidating. I like my heroines to make their own money, protect their independence, and finally give this man the match of his dreams.

In Play Me, Sloane Keller is one of those women. She makes her own money, has fame as the Queen of Cards, and is desperately in search of a man who can handle her. She never backs down and makes Rome work hard for her final surrender. But ah, when strength meets strength, the fireworks explode, and the ending is the most satisfying.

Professional gambler Sloane Keller is tired of dating weak willed men and longs to meet a man who challenges her dominant personality and forces her to submit. As the Queen of Cards, she’s used to making her own rules, and craves the excitement of Vegas. But her inner heart cries out for someone who can be her match, both inside the casino and in the bedroom.

As the new dealer in town, Roman Steele is burnt out on women looking for a quick penny and a man to follow. He craves a woman with fire in her soul and a keen intellect who can challenge him. When his brother recruits Madame Eve to help, Rome is amazed at the complicated woman he gets to spend the night with. But when the evening is over, will she be gutsy enough to offer him forever?

Here’s a quick excerpt to whet your appetite:

She raised her hand to her dealer, Wayne, for a short pause then swiveled in her stool to face the man beside her.

“Were you ever going to introduce yourself?”

His bold appraisal stripped her naked and pumped her with pleasure. An amused smile touched his carved lips. “Didn’t want to break your concentration. Besides, it seems we have all night, Sloane Keller.”

She raised her brow. “Perhaps. And you are?”

He seemed even more pleased at her obstinacy. “Roman Steele. You can call me Rome.”

He looks like a Rome. She imagined him dressed in armor and chains, leading an army of men with no thought to being disobeyed. Imagined him standing over the bed of a naked woman, ready to enjoy his spoils.

As the only player at the table, Wayne waited patiently for her to decide whether or not she wanted to continue. She upped the stakes. “Do you play?”

“Of course.”

“What’s your pleasure?” She dropped her voice to a husky drawl.

He bumped a hip against her chair. “Poker, of course.”

She wondered how he’d handle her. Most men she met either fawned like a groupie or treated her like shit. Since he was bought and paid for, she figured she’d test him before she made her final decision. If she didn’t like him, she’d demand her money back before they even hit the elevators. “Funny, me too. But I like a good game of blackjack to relax.”

“Are you good?” She smiled slowly. “I’m the best.”

“Cocky, huh?”

“Confident.” She leaned forward. Her lips stopped inches from his. The sizzling tension between them stretched in exquisite agony. “Not that I mind a little−cockiness.” Her gaze lingered on his lips then dropped slowly to the evident bulge in his pants. “As long as someone can back it up.”

Smoke gray eyes heated and sharpened like lightning. “Oh, I can back it up.”

“Care to play a hand with me?”

“Thought you’d never ask.”

A Little Bit about Jennifer:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons, one 4 and one 6, keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
Her publications with Red Sage include “Masquerade” Secrets Volume 11,  The Tantric Principle, and Sex, Lies and Contracts. Her 1NightStand series include Catch Me and Play Me in The Steele Brothers series with Decadent, and her #1 Barnes and Noble bestseller, The Marriage Bargain, from Lori Wilde's Indulgence line at Entangled. She has also written a children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story about a shelter dog, "A Life Worth Living." All of her books are available at her website or Amazon.

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