Monday, February 23, 2015

Bedroom Eyes & Perfect Match Tour & Giveaway with Hailey North


 

 


Bedroom Eyes & Perfect Match

By: Hailey North

First Time in Digital

Releasing Feb 24th & March 10th

Avon

 

 

Blurb Bedroom Eyes 


 

Boudoir Lies...


Overworked tax attorney Penelope Sue fields never had time for romance—so she invented a phantom lover named Raoul to fill the gaping hole in her love life. But all it takes is one chance encounter with hunky undercover cop Tony Olano in a New Orleans elevator, and Penelope is ready to give her fantasy man the boot in favor of the flesh and blood, rippling muscled real thing. Now if only he would notice her.

 

Bedroom Eyes...

 

Badboy-turned-cop Tony Olano can’t help but notice the dreamy-eyed lawyer—she’s not only desirable, she’s a suspect in his ongoing criminal investigation! And that’s where grandmotherly Mrs. Maebelle Merlin comes in. A well-meaning meddler, Mrs. Merlin’s prepared to use mystical arts to unite the “all-work-no-play” lady lawyer and the sexy, sensitive lawman. Trouble is that her spell goes seriously awry, leaving Tony and Penelope to forge their own tumultuous path to good old-fashioned passion.

 


Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/680073.Bedroom_Eyes?from_search=true



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Blurb Perfect Match 


 

While Not Looking For Mr. Right...


Although she vows that she's locked her heart and thrown away the key, ravishing red-headed Lauren Stevens suddenly has several men vying to prove her wrong—and to win the right to set free her passionate self. Button-down banker Oliver Gotho seems like a good candidate, but it's Oliver's sexy brother Alistair who has invited the beautiful, penniless free spirit to share his living space—temporarily, of course. She thinks she should encourage the successful businessman brother, yet is it Alistair with the oh-so-sensual magic touch who holds the key to her happiness?

 

Has She Found Her Perfect Match?

 

Sexy, wise, and charismatic, Alistair has offered Lauren a place to stay out of the goodness of his heart—and certainly not because of her gorgeous eyes, luscious lips and enchanting body. Lauren may entrance him, but it's time for him to find a sensible woman to take to wife. And Lauren, with her penchant for peccadilloes, spells nothing but trouble. But spring is in the balmy New Orleans air, and so is love, as both Lauren and Alistair discover that the heart-pounding perfect match isn't always the one knocking at the door…

 


Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/343469.Perfect_Match?from_search=true




Buy Links:  Amazon | B & N| iTunes | Kobo 





 Guest Post:
 
 
A Look Behind the Scenes of BEDROOM EYES and PERFECT MATCH
By Hailey North (www.haileynorth.com)
Readers often ask, “Where do you get your ideas from?” Sometimes I have a hard time answering that question because so many ideas bounce around in my head, I usually snatch the first one that settles into my palm and start writing. (No, I’m not one for plotting!)
When I set out to pen BEDROOM EYES, I had lived in New Orleans four years. Four years is no time at all to learn the myriad secrets and traditions of this centuries-old city.  For me, that meant my heroine had to be from somewhere else. As a newbie come to the city, the heroine Penelope Sue Fields would be learning about her new home and as she explored, so could the reader. As a recent transplant, I could draw on my experiences to create Penelope .
For example, New Orleanians asked me why I walked so fast.  It’s way too hot in July to rush anywhere. But in California, I rushed everywhere, all the time. When Penelope, overdressed and overcome by the summer heat, starts to faint, it’s the perfect opportunity for the hero undercover cop Tony Olano to catch her before she cracks her head on the sidewalk.
When I wrote BEDROOM EYES, “cute paranormal” stories were very popular. I love make-believe and I love happy endings. I don’t do tense and blood-curdling. Ask my husband, who knows I’ll leave the room if he’s watching a serial killer or bloody samurai movie.  BEDROOM EYES features “ candle magick” as practiced by a quixotic grandmother whose inability to perfect her spells leads to all sorts of complications, but also lights Penelope’s path to true love.
 
PERFECT MATCH is my third New Orleans-set novel. (PILLOW TALK came out in between).  Cute paranormal wasn’t in vogue any more (ah, the cycles of publishing!) yet I was writing the sequel to BEDROOM EYES. Somehow I had to create a story featuring Alistair Gotho, a master candle magick practitioner who no longer practiced his craft. Ookay…
Like many writers, I had a day job. Mine was one I loved, at Tulane University.  One of the aspects of my position involved working with students with learning differences (much better than the term disability).  A frequent challenge for students was coping with and managing attention deficit and hyperactivity. I drew on a range of behaviors when I created Lauren Stevens, a post-doctoral student who can’t sit still long enough to write her dissertation. When we meet Lauren in PERFECT MATCH, she’s scraping by as a street performer in the French Quarter, along with Buster, a rescue parrot.
My wish for readers is that Lauren and Alistair’s story of triumph over adversity not only entertains, but offers inspiration and hope. 
 
 
 

Author Info

Hailey North is a USA Today bestselling author who began writing while employed as a “game show lawyer” for NBC Studios. Tired of hearing lawyers weren’t creative, she quit her job and typed “Chapter One” (not the chapter, just the heading!). Since that day, North has penned eight romantic comedies set in her adopted hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, and in her favorite imaginary town, Doolittle, Arkansas.

She has also created a three-book “afterlife” series that celebrates creative, but accidentally dead, characters trying their darnedest to win a second chance at life. North lives in Louisiana with her husband, her food-centric Labrador Shelby and her two kindred-spirit felines, Ali Kat and Rosa Pax.

 

Author Links:  Website | Facebook | Goodreads




 

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