Please welcome Tara Andrews, here to tell us about her debut novel for Decadent Publishing’s legendary 1NightStand series, Long Overdue. I think it sounds tantalizing!
Thank you for having me here today, Libby. I’m very excited about Long Overdue. Not only because Blake and Jill’s story was so much fun to tell, but it’s also my debut! I’ve experienced a lot of firsts with this book, and now I get to add another. In preparing for this post, all I could think about was marmalade! I’ve been reading how much fun you’re having canning and trying different flavors and it made me curious – I’ve never actually tried it. (Shocker, right?)
I assigned myself a little homework and brought home a jar of orange marmalade. At first, I admit, I was a little hesitant, having always stayed on the jam and jelly side of the aisle. But the sweet, citrusy spread came as a surprise. I really liked it! Yay me for trying something new. 🙂
And speaking of trying something new, that’s where we find both Jill and Blake at the beginning of Long Overdue. Both of them want a change from the types of relationships in their past. They look to 1Night Stand to provide them with a new experience.
About Long Overdue:
Jill Malone has been looking for love for all the wrong reasons. A reality check has her signing up for a no-strings attached night to simply forget about forever after. The last thing she expected was to know her blind date.
Blake Anders doesn’t need help finding a date, but he’s tempted by 1Night Stand’s reputation of arranging exactly what a person needs. And he needs more. Though doubtful, he agrees to one night and hopes to discover his perfect match. He didn’t count on Madame Eve reaching deep into his past to give him a night with the woman he never forgot.
Fearing another broken heart, Jill works to keep herself from becoming attached, but Blake goes all in to convince her that he wants their long-overdue love to be more than a one-night stand…
Excerpt from Long Overdue:
“I think there’s been some sort of mistake,” she managed.
“But, we’re here. And I don’t think it’s a mistake.”
Of course, he’d be polite, while wondering what happened to the size zero, with extra-large breasts, he ordered. “I don’t know.” She shook her head and swore disappointment flashed across his face. “I’ll be honest; I am not comfortable.”
“And let me be honest. I’m looking forward to an evening with you.” Ooooh, smooth. Then again, she didn’t expect less, given his tabloid reputation. Still, her legs felt a little less stable.
She faced him. What really went on in his head? “You don’t find it strange that you know me?”
His killer smile set off butterflies in her belly and a warning bell in her mind. “No. In fact, it makes sense.”
“Why is that?”
“Because I used to wonder about you. A lot.”
Jill forgot to breathe. Forgot almost everything. Did he say…?
“Didn’t you ever wonder about me?”
Jill exhaled. “I’m taking the Fifth.” His smile grew. She shook her head, recognizing dangerous territory. “I’m still not sure.” Not sure she’d measured up. Not sure she’d survive with her heart intact.
“Stay for a drink.”
She wavered at his low-voiced offer. Dammit, he’d become even more handsome than she remembered.
In addition to her obsessive need to write, Tara Andrews spends her day managing the business office for a community hospital. She lives in upstate New York with her wonderful, supportive husband and two children – who make everything worthwhile. If all that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she’s also a part time student. Tara’s a procrastinator (advanced-level) who likes to spend every spare moment reading – even those moments that shouldn’t be spared.