CABR: Welcome back to Caribbean Accent Book Reviews Robin. 😀
RC: Thank you! It’s great to be back!
CABR: What’s your favourite scene in Secret Santa Baby and why?
RC: I think my favorite scene is when Nick serenades Tessa at the office holiday party. He’s conservative, reserved…he’s British. So, it is absolutely the one thing you would never expect him to do. I loved writing that scene!
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CABR: I understand the game Secret Santa is big at your day job. Did any funny or odd gifts from that inspire one in “SSB”?
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RC: No – the big gifts at my office party are Snuggies (ugh), giftcards, and booze – pretty mundane stuff. The gifts in SSB are more sentimental, romantic and personalized. Nick definitely put a lot of thought into what he gave to Tessa – they were all from the heart.
CABR: Aww – gifts from the heart. After hearing about Entangled Publishing’s call for short stories inspired by the song ‘Santa Baby’, did Nick or Tessa ‘pop’ into your head, demanding their story be told?
What if someone used the Secret Santa game to seduce the woman of his dreams by giving her the gifts in the song?
I knew that the hero , Nick, was someone who didn’t bend the rules normally, but for this he was going to go all out.
CABR: This is your first novella correct? Can we expect more from you in the coming months or are you back to work on ‘The Boys’ from the Southern series (“A Night of Southern Comfort“)?
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RC: Yes, it is. I loved writing it and I think I will do more in the future. I’m tossing around some ideas about a series of novellas based around an exclusive boarding school. We’ll see . . . I am finishing a super sexy story for the Brazen line at Entangled (the hero is an action movie star-swoon) and then I finish Teague’s story for the The Boys series. His life is taking some unexpected turns . . . poor Teague.
CABR: I bet Teague’s story will be well worth the wait. 🙂 What’s your favourite part about Christmas/the holidays?
RC: My favorite part is the decorations at my house. I have three Christmas trees, garland and white lights everywhere. It looks like a Christmas fairyland in every room – so romantic too!
Blurb for Secret Santa Baby:
Tessa Stoneman hasn’t been able to get long-time friend and business partner Nicholas Boone out of her head since they shared a single kiss in college. Even when she dated Nicholas’s best friend. Now that she’s giving up her position at GameNerdz to strike out on her own—and now that she’s single—maybe it’s the right time to see if there’s still something between them.
Nicholas knows once Tessa leaves the company she helped found, they might drift apart. Before she starts her own company in the new year, he wants to woo the woman he fell in love with during college. So he poses as her Secret Santa, gifts her with items from the song “Santa Baby,” and plans a big reveal at the company holiday party. But when his best friend wants to rekindle his romance with Tessa, will Nicholas lose his last chance?
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Robin Covington, who NYT Best Selling authors, Robyn Carr and Carly Phillips, said was their new “auto-buy author”, writes sizzling hot contemporary and paranormal romance.
“A Night of Southern Comfort“, her best-selling debut was nominated by RT Book Reviews for the 2012 Best Contemporary Romance from an Indie Press for bringing a “fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping — sex and danger”.
When she’s not exploring the theme of fooling around and falling in love, she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Joe Mangianello.
Robin is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Washington Romance Writers, a faculty member at Romance University, a member of the Waterworld Mermaids, a Goddess at The Naked Hero, and a contributor to the Happy Ever After blog at USA Today. You can find Robin on her website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter (@RobinCovington).
Entangled Publishing/buy links: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/a-night-of-southern-comfort/
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Guess whose here to chat about their love lives and their life-long friendships? Two of The Boys from “The Boys Are Back In Town” series by Robin Covington. 😀
Yup, those four awesome rascals we first met in “A Night of Southern Comfort” (ANOC on Twitter) back in June.
If you haven’t read this book yet, make sure to pick up a copy over at Amazon or your preferred bookstore. Trust me, ANOC is gooood. 😀
OK, on to Robin’s fun convo with Jackson ‘Jack’ Cantrell from ANOC and Lucky Landon from book 2 in the series, “A Southern Temptation“, which comes out from Entangled Publishing in Spring 2013.
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Jack, Lucky and Peanut Butter Pie
(Robin) I walk into the Southern Comfort Diner in Elliott, VA and scan the bustling restaurant for the two guys I’m here to meet. People turn and look at me standing in the doorway. Some smile and others nod before returning to their conversations, none of the then unfriendly and all curious. They know who I am—the chick hanging around to write books about four of their favorite sons—and I appreciate their welcome into this close-knit place.
I see my targets in their usual booth along the front window and catch the eye of Lucky Landon. He waves me over, his grin taking up his whole face. He’s handsome, boyish and open, but I know what he’s seen and what he’s done and I notice the shadows flickering in his baby blues.
I weave through the lunch crowd, easing into the booth opposite the two men. Jackson Cantrell, dark and cautious, nods and pours a cup of coffee for me. Lucky slides a plate over towards me and I know in glance what it is: Dolly’s famous Peanut Butter pie. I dig in and one bite almost makes me forget why I’m here.
Lucky: Good huh?
Robin: Oh. My. God.
Jack: I’ll tell my mom you like it.
Robin: Please do. (I reluctantly push away the pie. It will have to wait. These two have a shelf life of about 20 minutes before they bolt.) Thanks for talking to me today, guys.
Lucky: No problem. I’ve always got time to talk to a beautiful woman.
Jack: Kayla likes you. She told me to do it.
Lucky: She told you not to be an asshole.
Jack: She did not. Lucky—
Robin: Okay, okay. Geez. I’ve already lost control of the interview.
Jack: (glares at Lucky) We’ll behave.
Lucky: Sure we will. (He turns his grin on me) So, what do you want to know?
Robin: Well, some of my friends had a few questions. I figured I’d start with those. What was the defining moment that made you both such tight friends?
Jack: We’re family. Cousins. Our mothers are sisters and we grew up together, just like brothers.
Lucky: Yeah, I can’t remember a time when Jack wasn’t around and watching my back.
Jack: When I got shot, I woke up and Lucky was there. He’d arranged for leave from the Marines and stayed with me until they sent me home. I think that says it all.
Lucky: You would have done the same for me.
They exchange a look. Brothers-in-arms. I get it.
Robin: You were both Marines. Did you ever serve together?
Jack: We were in boot together and then once at the same base.
Lucky: But, we weren’t in the same unit.
Jack: I was Recon and Lucky…
Robin: Okay. So, you’re such great friends…have you ever fought over a woman?
Lucky: Hell, yeah. Several. Jack here can’t handle it that the women love me more.
Jack: Whatever. All I know is that Lauren Miller kissed me behind the bleachers and you’ve had your panties in a twist ever since.
Lucky: Not true. I distinctly remember her panties being quite easy to get off.
Robin: Alright, panties twisted or not, what are you looking for in a woman?
Jack: I found her. Kayla is smart, sexy, way too classy for me. I don’t remember what I wanted before but she’s better.
Robin: Spoken like a happy newlywed. So, what about you Lucky? Dream woman?
Lucky: (He exchanges a glance with Jack. I let it go for now) Oh, my dream woman? Haven’t met her yet—
Robin: Jack, do you have something to say?
Lucky: He’s got nothing. My dream woman is to be determined. I’ll know her when I see her.
Robin: What was that look about? Looks like maybe you found her already. Spill.
Lucky: Nothing to spill…I mean…there’s a girl…a woman…we’ve hooked up a few times but it isn’t…it can’t…(he looks at Jack)…Help.
Jack: You want me to stop you the next time you babble?
Lucky: Yep. (he turns to me and holds his hands out, begging) Can we please pick another question?
Robin: Okay, what is your favorite sexual position?
Lucky: Can we go back to the last question?
Jack: I plead the fifth on the grounds that my wife will kill me if I go around discussing our sex life.
Robin: You read my book, right? You two had lots
of sex, so people know…
Jack: And, I’d like to keep having lots of sex. No comment.
Robin: Okay, Lucky. America wants to know. Favorite sexual position.
Lucky: Shit. Okay, I like them all. Hot women, naked, willing, missionary, doggie—what’s not to like? And if you add a little role-playing and costumes—
Jack: *groans* Seriously, buddy. Just. Shut. Up.
Lucky: What you and Kayla never dress up?
Jack: I pled the fifth already and no. No. Not my thing.
Lucky: I’m not talking clowns or anything but you know certain ones…connected to a special memory or something…
Jack: Please stop. I don’t want to know this much about you. (he looks at me) You did this. You wrote him like this. It’s your fault.
Robin: Guilty as charged. Okay, another question from my friends—which one of you is better looking?
Robin: Wow. You agree?
Lucky: Jack’s just so pretty. ( He reaches out to try to ruffle Jack’s hair with his fingers.)
Jack: Get off me.
Robin: Okay, last question. If you were stranded on an island what three things would you take with you?
Lucky: *whispers* Remember, we aren’t going to be assholes.
Jack: Fine, you go first.
Lucky: Three things. The photo of my mom, dad, me and my brother at Promised Land Farm. My vintage porn magazine collection.
Lucky: Shut up, this is my island. What would you take?
Jack: Every Tom Clancy novel ever written. My mom’s pie and Kayla.
Lucky: She didn’t say you could take someone with you.
Robin: It’s okay. You still have one left—who would you take to the island?
Robin: The woman you were talking about earlier?
Lucky: Ummm…(he looks at Jack:…Help.
Jack: You’re on your own on this one.
Lucky: That woman…let’s just say I’d love to be stranded on an island with her but that’s not gonna happen.
Robin: We’ll see about that. Thanks guys. I loved talking to you today.
Jack: Are we free? I mean, free to go?
Lucky: I guess I’ll be seeing you. My book’s next right?
Robin: Yep. We’ll be seeing lots of each other.
Lucky: Be gentle.
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