Thank you so much for having me at Manic Readers today!A while ago, the awesomesauce reviewer FictionVixen commented, “I’m already a fan of Cari Quinn’s writing style and the way she makes her quirky, awkward heroes transform into sexy beasts.” She pretty much nailed many of my heroes. I love making my characters quirky. I also love making my characters awkward because, seriously, who wants to read about someone with perfect hair and the utmost composure at all times? Bo-ring. My heroes, especially, often seem to get the awkward treatment. There’s something so delicious to me about a hot guy who blushes or wears glasses. Two of my biggest triggers right there.Jake from my recent Entangled Publishing Flirt novella, No Dress Required (Flirts and Ever Afters are two great, brand new novella lines at Entangled Publishing!) doesn’t wear glasses, but he does blush. And he also feels unsure of himself as often as he feels cocky. A breakup in his past – and worse, who exactly his ex left him for – has made him doubt his swagger in the bedroom…and well, everywhere, really. He’s still working on facing his insecurities when Noelle decides to rock his world, but he comes around soon enough. Inside Jake, there is definitely a sexy beast just waiting to get out. Luckily he has the perfect woman to help him!
How about you? Do you like reading about awkward heroes or do you prefer the men in your stories to be a bit more polished? I’m eager to hear what kind of fictional men push your happy buttons! Comment early and often for a chance to win an e-book copy of NO DRESS REQUIRED!
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About No Dress Required
After years of ho-hum dating, Noelle Gregory is tired of fooling around. There’s only ever been one guy for her—Jake Conroy, her best friend’s older brother. Now that Jake’s back in town, she’s headed to his sister’s New Year’s Eve party to make her move. Purse full of condoms? Check. Sparkly dress guaranteed to show Jake the sexy woman she’s become? Check.
Carjacker that makes off with both two hours before the party? Check.
When Jake finds Noelle stranded on the side of the road—looking sexier than ever in her striped socks and silly holiday shirt, damn it—he’s glad for the snowstorm that cancels his sister’s party. His and Noelle’s friendship has tormented him for years, and now, Jake wonders if he should dare to sample what he’s always wanted…and if he’ll be able to walk away when it’s over.
Reader Chapter One.