Friday, August 17, 2012

50th party blog guest - Mira Lyn Kelly

Mira Lyn Kelly’s one of the Modern Heat/Riva authors, and I’ve known her since she sold her very first book too M&B. And she amazes me because she manages to write despite having four children… now that’s organised! Her books are great fun (which ties in with my theory that authors in person tend to be quite like their books - because Mira is, too).

Over to Mira:

Kate, thank you so much for letting me share in your blog party to celebrate book 50!! You are a total inspiration and I bow to all you’ve accomplished!

This is a pretty exciting month for me too, but on a much smaller scale. My fourth book (I know, I know, only number four!! But you have to start somewhere, lol!) has just hit the shelves, and it’s definitely my favorite by far.

Why? Well, what’s more fun than throwing two people who are totally incompatible in every way but one together for a single night’s exception to every rule they have…

As distractions went, Levi couldn’t have done better than this smoke-eyed, soft laughing, yogilates instructor reveling in a one-night exception to the rules she lived by.

Sexy. Unexpected. Elise.

Arching beneath him to graze her teeth over the tendon at his neck, she moaned softly, “You are so wrong for me.”
“Completely,” he assured with a gruff laugh.

…Okay, more fun than that?? *rubs hands together in wicked delight!* How about ensuring a few choice relatives find out, to start…

“You did it in a car!” 
A week already and still with this.

Elise pushed a windblown curl from her brow and stared, disbelieving, across the hood of the Volvo Wagon at her sister. “That is not an explanation for setting me up on a blind date.” 
Ally Porter-Davis shook her head, disappointment coloring her words. “A car, Elise.”

Yes, well, more accurately, she’d done it in a bed. And then a car. And then against the door just inside her apartment. But somehow she didn’t think the clarification would win her any points. 
“The car part was an accident.”

… And then making sure this mismatched duo can’t quite get away from each other so easily as they expect…

“Thank you,” Elise wheezed. Lifting her face from Bruno’s warm fur, she squinted up at her rescuer.

Oh, God, it couldn’t be him. And yet that same frisson of awareness she’d felt at the first bookstore bump told her it was. That and the sheer size of him. The man was big enough that before she could make it past his bare chest to his face she had to start again, beginning back at his oversized running shoes, working up the solid cut of his calves to where the powerful slabs of his thighs flexed and bunched beneath his shifting weight.

Wow, he had a lot of leg. A lot of well-muscled, cut-from-stone, chase-down-a-Great-Dane, Clark-Kent-out-for-a-jog leg, braced in one of those uber-masculine stances that somehow combined total fatigue with a readiness to go again. Leg that ended beneath a pair of steel-gray mid-length running shorts that were just the right amount of loose to— 
“Elise…you’re looking up my shorts.”

Of course, it’s not all fun and games with these two. And the sailing isn’t exactly smooth, but with a wounded hero this hot, I promise the happily ever after is totally worth their work!

NEVER STAY PAST MIDNIGHT is available now. Want to know more? Check out the Harlequin store to browse the book and see why these two characters were so much fun to write…

:-) Mira

PS - Drop by my website for my complete backlist of books and don’t forget, I’m on Twitter (@MiraLynKelly) and Facebook too and love to hear from readers! After hitting a minor bump in the cyber-highway (read: head on collision with Facebook that deleted my old account and friends) I've got a new Facebook page at Hope you'll stop by and check it out!

Mira's giving away a choice of her backlist books to one commentator - just leave a comment to be entered in the draw!


Liz Fielding said...

Oh my. Just ... Oh my!

Eli Yanti said...

Ups... Congrts on 50 books, Kate :)

Mira, i'm so excited with those scenes "you did it in a car, bed and door" *grin

Caroline said...

Ohhh...this looks fab. Very naughty tho' - but fun! Congrats on your 4th novel, Mira. I'm sure in a few years time we'll be celebrating a "0" on the end of that 4! Caroline x

Mira Lyn Kelly said...

Thanks so much Kate for having me!! What a great party you've got going on.

One note to anyone popping by, the cybergods have had mercy on me and my Facebook account has been restored. So I know have a Page just for updates on the books and a personal account where I'm admittedly a bit loose about posting whatever I feel like, lol. Stop by, would love to see you in either place!

Lize, Eli, and Caroline... this one was a tremendous amount of fun to write. Though it also made me cry. Overall, I love it! Couldn't be happier it's out!

And UK peeps, look for it online at Mills & Boon Sept 1!

Jane said...

Congrats on the new release, Mira. I loved "Wild Fling or a Wedding Ring?"

Summer said...

Loved those little excerpts, sexy, funny, and a dog, the perfect combination to make me want to read more.

Mira Lyn Kelly said...

Thanks so much Jane! Being the first, Wild Fling or a Wedding Ring will always hold a special place in my heart, lol. So glad you enjoyed it!

Lol, Summer, thanks! Bruno the puppy beast was really the idea that got this story going for me. Dare I admit, I saw him before either Levi or Elise, lol. Good dog, Bruno!!

bn100 said...

Nice excerpts.

Robyn Grady said...

LOL! Oh Mira, coming from someone who likes, well, big men, that is a fabulous excerpt!! Must get this when it lands in Oz!

Mira Lyn Kelly said...

Robyn, lol, I could see him VERY clearly!

Kate Hardy said...

First name drawn from the hat for 'Never Stay Past Midnight' - Summer. Please contact me kate(dot)hardy(at)btinternet(dot)com with your details, Summer, and I'll get everything sorted :o) Thanks for taking part!