Friday, February 6, 2015

Love Under Two Outcasts by Cara Covington ♥ Fun Facts, Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Erotic Romance)

Charlotta Carmichael is mostly not ashamed of the way she paid for her college degree. Mostly. As an exotic dancer at a gentlemen’s club, she earned enough to get her degree in psychology.

But sometimes the scorn she’s suffered in the past comes back to haunt her. She fears a similar reaction from Jesse and Barry Benedict. Will they still think she’s good enough for them if she tells them the truth?

Jesse and Barry know all about past mistakes and regret. Feeling like outcasts, they left their Montana home and headed to Lusty, hoping to make a new start. Once they understand that Charlotta is their soul mate, they confess their sins of the past—because they want their relationship to have a solid foundation.

As Jesse and Barry rush to save Charlotta from a stalker, they all soon learn that moving on is easier said than done—and requires a bigger leap of faith than they’d ever imagined.
Love Under Two Outcasts was a different kind of book, in a way. My heroes, Jesse and Barry Benedict, are brother to the heroes in “Love Under Two Quarterbacks” © 2013 Cara Covington. The two sets of twins have 2 sisters. One of them, Veronica, I gave as a character to Heather Rainier, my amazing fellow Siren author. Veronica was the heroine in her book, Awakening Veronica © 2013 Heather Rainier. In Heather’s book, it turned out that Veronica had been bullied all her life by all but her oldest brothers (the heroes in quarterbacks).
So at the end of that book, my then future heroes really needed to be redeemed. At the same time, Heather gave me a heroine – Charlotta Carmichael, a secondary character who appeared in several of her Divine Creek Ranch series novels.
What an interesting challenge! And since we were crossing our two series again (my Outcasts and her Absentminded Angel), what an opportunity to share a wonderful, important theme: redemption.
We all make mistakes in life. I, for one, believe in second chances, and I believe in redemption. And really, isn’t that kind of hope at the very core of the best romance novels?
As I looked at the picture of the Montana Benedicts family that emerged, I realised that it was vastly different from the Texas Benedicts, and that difference was all attitude. And as all three of my characters dealt with their own past choices, they came to understand that everything we do is a choice, and the most important choice we can make—sometimes—is to forgive ourselves for being human, and then move forward, in love, doing the best we know how to do.
Once she reached her open office door, she stood back inviting the men to enter first. She’d originally planned for them to have their meeting in the more comfortable seating area comprised of a love seat and two chairs around a small table located against one wall. She reconsidered now.

Charlotta freely admitted to herself that the only thing that made her stick to her original plan was her own stubborn pride. It wasn’t Jesse and Barry Benedict’s fault that she seemed to be having an extremely physical reaction to them.

You are such a liar. That’s not the only reason. You want to sit as close to them as possible.

Charlotta hated that her inner voice was such a nag—and that it was almost always right. As the gentlemen made themselves comfortable on the love seat, she mentally sighed. She did want to sit as close to them as decently possible. She had never had this kind of a reaction before. It had been several months since she’d felt any kind of sensual stirrings, period. What was wrong with being open, at least a little, to the possibilities? These men were going to be volunteers in a program she helped oversee, not clients. In short, there was no moral reason she couldn’t…what?

You want to jump their bones.

She told her inner voice to shut the hell up. Who asked you anyway?
      
Morgan Ashbury, also writing as Cara Covington, has been a writer since she was first able to pick up a pen. In the beginning it was a hobby, a way to create a world of her own, and who could resist the allure of that? Then as she grew and matured, life got in the way, as life often does. She got married and had three children, and worked in the field of accounting, for that was the practical thing to do and the children did need to be fed. And all the time she was being practical, she would squirrel herself away on quiet Sunday afternoons, and write.

Most children are raised knowing the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. Morgan’s children also learned the Paper Rule: thou shalt not throw out any paper that has thy mother’s words upon it.

Believing in tradition, Morgan ensured that her children’s children learned this rule, too.

Life threw Morgan a curve when, in 2002, she underwent emergency triple bypass surgery. Second chances are to be cherished, and with the encouragement and support of her husband, Morgan decided to use hers to do what she’d always dreamed of doing—writing full time.

Morgan has always loved writing romance. It is the one genre that can incorporate every other genre within its pulsating heart. Romance showcases all that humankind can aspire to be. And, she admits, she’s a sucker for a happy ending.

Morgan’s favorite hobbies are reading, cooking, and traveling—though she would rather you didn’t mention that last one to her husband. She has too much fun teasing him about having become a “Traveling Fool” of late.

Morgan lives in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, with a mysterious cat, an eight pound Morkie dog who thinks he’s a German shepherd, and her husband of forty-two years, David.
     
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Cara's novel, Love Under Two Adventurers, won Mary's Ménage Reviews' "Best Ménage Romance Review" in 2014
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14 comments :

  1. Thanks so much for having me here today!

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  2. Interesting guest post!

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  4. Hope I win can I can the series of books

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    1. Hi Teresa! Thanks for stopping in today. Good luck in the draw. :)

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    2. Gotta love it when auto correct takes over LOL
      it was supposed to say something like, I can't wait to see more of the series of books

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  5. Love the cover and the fun facts.

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    1. Hi Vanessa. Thanks, and thank you for dropping in today!

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  6. The excerpt sounds interesting and a must read book.

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  7. I love the excerpt. Sounds like a great book

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  8. Love the excerpt and fun facts.

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  9. I liked the excerpt and the facts...great!

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