Thursday, October 3, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Weekend Proposition By Ella Jade INTERVIEW + GIVEAWAY

The Weekend Proposition
By
Ella Jade
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One weekend—no strings, no expectations, and no commitments. On Sunday afternoon it all ends, or does it?

No-nonsense businessman Spencer Cannon has a dilemma. He's headed to Connecticut for the weekend to attend his cousin's elaborate wedding. His whole family will be there in addition to his obsessed ex-girlfriend Ava. According to Spencer's brother, Ava has been telling her friends she's planning a magical reunion with her favorite ex-boyfriend. Spencer's not in the mood to deal with her, but he can't miss the wedding. He needs a plan.

Struggling Brooklyn waitress and aspiring graphic designer Dakota Vercelli has fallen on hard times. College debts, pending eviction, and her sick mother are taking a toll on her. A chance encounter with Mr. Cannon, CEO of Cannon and Carrington Advertising, leads to a proposition that may be just the thing to solve both of their problems. Spencer's offer—spend four days with him during the wedding festivities and keep his ex off his trail. In return, he'll compensate her generously for her time. He needs a weekend girlfriend, and Dakota needs the cash.

It was just supposed to be a business deal, but after sharing a room, kissing under the stars, and attending a wedding, their attraction is undeniable. Will the illusion end when the weekend is over or is the proposition just the beginning?

Content Warning: contains mature language and graphic sexual content

"I have a proposition for you," Spencer said.

"A proposition?" What could he possibly have to offer her?

"I have to attend my cousin's wedding this weekend. Actually, I have to leave tomorrow afternoon. I don't want to go alone for reasons I don't wish to discuss right now. I need someone to accompany me. I'm offering that to you."

"And you think I'm 'to the point'?" Coda shrugged.

He smiled but didn't say anything. She couldn't stand the silence. She wanted to figure out his game. There had to be some sort of catch.

"You want me to go to a wedding with you?"

"It's in Connecticut. I would require your services until Sunday afternoon. All of your expenses would be paid, including a wardrobe which would be yours to keep after the weekend."

"You need a date?"

"I would need you to appear as my girlfriend."

"Is this a joke?" she asked.

"I wouldn't joke about something like this. I've thought the entire thing through."

"A man who looks like you should have no problem finding a real girlfriend to buy clothes for and flaunt in front of his family." She thought for a moment. "Unless there's something wrong with you."

"There's nothing wrong with me." He raised his voice a bit. "I had planned on attending alone but circumstances have changed. I'm in a bind and from what I gather, you are too."

Her instincts screamed to run in the opposite direction. She'd never been the type to fall for a scam. "I'm not
interested in—"

"I'll pay you two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for your time."

"What?" Apparently a side of crazy came with those good looks.

"One hundred and twenty-five thousand today, if you agree." He pulled out a check from the inside pocket of the jacket he had draped on the back of the chair. He slipped the mint green paper across the table. "You'll get the rest on Sunday afternoon."

"That's fifty grand a day." She studied the check. It would take her years to make that kind of money working these shit-end jobs.

"I'm aware." He nodded as if the money meant nothing. "I'm asking for your time, a commodity I believe should be well compensated."

Too good to be true.

"Do you make it a habit of paying women to be your girlfriend?"

"Pretend girlfriend," he reminded her. "You would be the first."

"Why me?"

"Does it matter?"

"What exactly do you expect me to do for that money?"

“I told you." He narrowed his eyes. "I need a date for a long weekend. Everyone needs to think we're a couple."

"You're willing to pay me to go away with you for four days. I'm supposed to take your word we're going to a wedding in Connecticut? How do I know you won't kidnap me and want to do all sorts of kinky stuff to me? You could be some sex-obsessed lunatic."

"Kinky stuff?"

"Yeah, you know, like bondage and blindfolds."

"Do you like that sort of thing?" He tried to conceal his smirk.
Can you please share with us a little about yourself?
My name is Ella Jade. I’m an erotic, contemporary romance author. I love creating sexy dominating men and the women who know how to challenge them in and out of the bedroom.

Have you always wanted to be an author?
Yes! I’ve been a writer my whole life. The plots and dialog have always played out in my head but I never knew what to do with them. That all changed when I discovered the eBook industry.

Can you share with us your typical writing day.  Is there anything you have to have while writing?
My kids are in school full-time so I make it a point to get in at least three full writing days a week. Most days I have the laptop set up in the kitchen so that if dialog or a scene hit me, I’m ready to get it down.
I love having Starbucks Iced Tea Lemonade by my side when writing.


What would you say is the most challenging or rewarding part of writing?
The most challenging part of writing for me is putting my work out there. I’m getting better at it but it’s always difficult because you just want everyone to love it!

The most rewarding part for me is the amazing readers. Without them, I couldn’t do what I do.

Can you please tell us about your latest book?
The Weekend Proposition is a fun and sexy novella about two people who can benefit from one another. The book starts out with an unconventional proposition but turns into so much more.

How did you come with the idea for this story?

I love writing tales about woman who need the assistance of a strong hero. Although my damsels may start out in distress, they often prove they are strong capable woman. Coda is one of these women. When her story popped into my head, I knew I had to write it. I liked the idea of using Spencer’s proposition as a backdrop for the book.

Can you share with us your current work in progress?
I’m currently working on the first book in a romantic baseball series. I don’t have a title yet but it’s a pretty steamy story about a bad boy pitcher and the woman who tames his restless heart.

Who are some of your favorite authors?
I love so many but I’ve always been inspired by Stephen King and Nora Roberts.

Do you feel that any of your favorite authors have inspired your writing style?
Nora Roberts had definitely inspired my love of series. I think it’s great to be able to revisit some of my favorite characters while creating new stories for other characters.

Have you ever used anyone from your real life encounters in any of your books?
Not really. I make everything up. I have a really overactive imagination ;)

What was the most surprising thing you learned about yourself while you were writing?
That I could actually do it. Starting a book and bringing it to completion is a scary task. To learn that I could do it more than once was really surprising. I’m glad I stuck with it. I wouldn’t want to do anything else.

Ella Jade and her late grandmother RIP
Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can't be stopped. Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she's not chasing after her kids, she's busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you'll get lost in her words.
Ella is giving away a coffee mug with the Weekend Proposition cover on it!
For a chance to win just fill out the rafflecopter below. This giveaway is for US residents only!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me today. Thank you for posting that picture of my grandmother. It was a nice surprise. Very thoughtful of you ;) xoxo

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