Tuesday, November 13, 2012



 

 
It's a beautiful day and
I am  so pleased to
welcome author
Christina Tetreault. 




  

 

Christina, if you had the “power” to fashion your own reputation, what would you want people to believe about you?

If I had the power to fashion my own reputation, naturally I would have the world believe that I am the best author that ever lived.  Okay maybe that wouldn't be it, but I wouldn't mind that distinct either. 

All joking aside, I would want people to think of me as a caring individual who puts her family and friends above all else even her career.  At the same time I'd want them to know that my main goal for writing is not only to get the talking people in my head out, but also to entertain them or help them escape from reality for a little while when  life becomes difficult.  I know whenever I need to escape from the real world for whatever reason I reach for one of my favorite romance authors. 
 
A little background on Christina...

I wrote my first story with characters similar to those in the Sweet Valley Twins books at the age of 10 on my grandmother's manual typewriter. As I got older my stories and characters became more mature. During my freshman year at UMass Dartmouth, I read my first romance novel and fell in love with the genre. I have been writing contemporary romance ever since.

 
Today I live with my husband, three beautiful daughters and two dogs in Massachusetts. Whenever I have a free moment you'll find me either reading a romance novel or working on my most current story.

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The Billionaire Playboy – book 2 in the Sherbrookes of Newport Series

                 By Christina Tetreault

She's spent her life avoiding love

Captain Charlotte “Charlie” O'Brien, a doctor in the United States Navy, returns to her home in North Salem, Massachusetts to visit her family and make an important decision about her future.  Mother Nature has other plans when a hurricane strikes, flooding the town and throwing Jake Sherbrooke in Charlie's path.  Initially she believes Jake is nothing more than a rich playboy, but quickly, she learns that he is so much more.

The media calls him Prince Charming

Jake Sherbrooke has never been one to follow the path laid out by his parents.  That is why hestarted the Falmouth Foundation, a non-profit disaster relief organization rather than enter politics.  When he learns of the destruction in North Salem, he immediately travels there to offer aid and meets Charlie O'Brien.  Charlie is unlike any woman he has ever meet and he can not help but be drawn to her. 

Soon neither can ignore the incredible chemistry between them. But will his reputation as a billionaire playboy damage their budding romance?

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Excerpt 

Turning on her heel, she noticed that Jake had pulled his white dress shirt out of his pants.  Before he could begin to unbutton it, she moved closer to him and brushed his fingers away from the tiny buttons.             

“Let me,” she whispered against his lips.  She heard a deep intake of breath and couldn't contain her smile. 

Charlie took her time undoing each tiny pearl button.  Between each one she placed a gentle kiss on his lips or caressed his arm or back.  The change in his breathing let her know her actions excited him.  As she trailed a hand down his chest she wondered just how long she could tease him before he turned the tables. Jake didn't give her the opportunity to do anything else before tearing his arms out of the shirt as soon as she slipped the final button from its hole.  The white t-shirt he wore underneath immediately followed, both of them quickly landing in a pile on the floor.      

Jake with clothes on was gorgeous, but half-naked he was simply a sight to behold.  Unable to stop herself, she ran a hand over his powerful chest then down his sculptured abs.  She felt his abs contract and a new feeling of empowerment flowed through her.  Without pausing she let her hand travel down further toward his belt buckle.  With deliberate movements she undid the buckle making sure her hand brushed over his erection more than once.      

After her third pass, he gripped her wrists.  “I suggest you let me finish.”  Jake didn't wait for a reply.  Once he undid his tux pants and added them to the growing pile on the floor he took a step back toward her.  “My turn.”           

He began by pulling the pins from her hair.  Once the twist she'd fashioned was gone, he slid his hands over her bare shoulders and back to the zipper of her dress.  Inch by agonizing inch Charlie felt the zipper move downward until the only thing holding the dress up was the fact that her body was pressed tightly against Jake.           

“I think it's time we get rid of this.” As Jake whispered in her ear he took a step back and the dress began to fall away from her body.           

Determined to remain calm, she fought the unexpected urge to grab the dress and yank it back into place, and when the dress hit the floor around her ankles she deliberately stepped out of it.  Her heart pounded an erratic rhythm as she stood there in nothing but her white lace thong, strapless bra and heels.  Despite her discomfort she never once looked away from Jake's face.           

The raw desire she saw on his face as his gaze slowly and seductively slid down her body extinguished any fears and replaced them with a burning desire that set every inch of her body on fire.  Her entire body craved his touch and she wanted nothing more than to fall into the bed behind them, wrap her body around his and satisfy her craving.  With every intention of doing just that Charlie took a step toward him, but Jake reached for her first and held her in place.  Slowly his eyes traveled from her face down to her feet and then back again.  As his gaze moved over her it left a trail of pulsing excitement behind on her skin.           

“You're sexier then I imagined.”           

Whether because of his compliment or the way his eyes devoured her, Charlie's confidence grew stronger.  Before she could rethink her decision, she undid the tiny hooks at the back of her bra and tossed it on the floor.  At the sound of Jake's sharp intake of breath she smiled.  Before she could do or say anything else he closed the gap between them and scooped her off her feet.
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Where in the world can you find Christina?






 
 Website:  www.christinatetreault.com

 Facebook:  www.facebook.com/christinatetreaultauthor

 Twitter: @cgricci

 Blog:  http://happilyeverafter-cgtetreault.blogspot.com/

 

Buy Links:

 
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http://tinyurl.com/8gfwq6z  B & N

 
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

chritina said...

Hi Christy

thank you for having me today.
christina

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Christy McKee said...

Thanks for joining me today. What are your "3" favorite, real life heroes?

cgtetreault said...

I am not sure I have a fav real life hero. I consider everyone who serves our country in some way such as the military or the police a real hero.

Christina

Christy McKee said...

I'll second that, Christina. There is no shortage of heroes today, counting all of our service men and women. Not only do they put themselves in harm's way but they must leave their families and sacrifice so much to do it.

Christy McKee said...

Christina,

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Best of luck on the remainder of your tour!

Christy

Mary Preston said...

My Father is my hero & I'd have to say all those who put others before themselves. They are heroes.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

bn100 said...

Very nice excerpt.

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