May 2nd, 2009
Book of the Day: Anticipation and Seduction, by Patrice Michelle



Some romances are meant to be…

What if the “one who got away.,.”didn’t.
Deidre Nelson has never forgotten the man who stole her heart so effectively a decade ago. When circumstances bring her back to Ventura, Texas to look after her parents’ B&B, she prepares to face Jonas Mendez, the sexy wrangler-turned sheriff, with growing anticipation.
Deidre’s engaging smile and seductive gaze has haunted Jonas for ten years. But life’s cruel ironies pepper his past, leaving him guarded and wary. He vows to keep his interaction with Deidre strictly professional while she’s in Ventura.
But when vandalism at the B&B turns life-threatening, Jonas finds himself intimately involved with the one woman he has always wanted but never touched. As a decade of built-up anticipation becomes reality, suddenly the line between protector and possessor begins to blur.


Seduction can be spontaneous…
Susan Brennon never expected that running an errand for her future sister-in-law would land her a spur-of-the-moment date. When Michael leads her down a sensual path of seduction, she takes on the sexy Italian full-throttle, all the while keeping her heart under tight guard. Every person she’s formed a close attachment to has moved on. She doesn’t expect Michael to be any different.
From the moment he touches Susan, Michael Piccoli wants her. But as their relationship grows more physical, he finds that for the first time in his life he desires more than sex from a woman he wants the whole package with Susanna. Michael’s determined to break through the rigid hold Susanna has on her emotions. He’ll do anything to reach her, even if that means taking their relationship to a whole new level.
Two sexy stories that’ll make you believe in happy-ever-afters all over again.

You can find Patrice:

Web Site

Author Bio:

Born and raised in the Southeast, award-winning author Patrice Michelle gave up her financial calculator for a keyboard and never looked back. Thanks to an open-minded family who taught her that life isn’t as black and white as we’re conditioned to believe, she pens her novels with the belief that various shades of gray are a lot more interesting. She’s a natural with a point-and-shoot camera, likes to fiddle with graphic design and, to the relief of her family, strums her guitar to an audience of one.

Well, that’s the condensed, back-of-the-book bio about moi, anyway. :o)

As for becoming a writer…I wasn’t one of those writers scribbling stories as soon as I could write, but I was a voracious reader. At the age of fifteen, I told my mom after I’d finished reading a book, “One day, I want to be the one who writes the kind of books readers think about long after they’ve closed it.

Interview Questions:

1.) How did you get started in writing and how long have you been doing it? I was an avid reader from my elementary years, but around fifteen my love of reading turned into the desire to tell the kind of stories that stayed with readers long after they finished the book! I’ve been writing on and off since I was fifteen, but it wasn’t until 2003 that I got serious about getting published. I published my first novel nine months later and I’ve been creating stories ever since.

2.) What genres/subgenres are your favorites to write within and do you have any aspirations to write outside your current genres/subgenres. Try something new? I love writing in both the contemporary genre (cowboys!  ) and in the paranormal genre (vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters). Most of my most recent novels have been paranormal. As for stories I’ve wanted to write…YES, I’ve wanted to write a young adult book for several years now. I’d also love to write an urban fantasy and a paranormal thriller type story one day, too.

3.) What are you working on now ? Currently I’m working on a paranormal romance as well as a paranormal young adult.

Anything else you’d like to share? Thank you, Anya, for hosting this cool event on your blog!

Readers, here is the contest part. Answer this question in the comments to be entered in a drawing for a copy of ANTICIPATION AND SEDUCTION. Check back to tomorrow for the announcement of the winner. The winner will have until May 5th (that’s the last day of the contest) to contact me in order to collect the prize. This contest IS open to non-US entrants.

What’s a household chore you actually like to do?:

Patrice says: LOL! None! But if I had to pick one, I’d say Swiffering the floor, mainly because it’s mindless, which allows me to think about plot lines, character arcs and ways to fix an issue in a story.

Okay, how about you, blog readers?

74 comments to “Book of the Day: Anticipation and Seduction, by Patrice Michelle”

  1. It’s a bit hard to find a chore I actually like doing, but I always like the end result of having a clean house. However, if I were to choose the one that is the least bothersome, I would have to go with doing the dishes.

  2. Organizing the bookshelves (is that classified as a chore?)
    I do not mind doing laundry (as long as I do not have to fold it).

  3. Laundry—-I can do other things while is is washing and drying.

  4. Does cooking count? LOL

  5. I like to bake bread. I really like the process and the feel of accomplishment. And the smell of fresh baked bread is like nothing else.

  6. Laundry and folding clothes!

  7. It was interesting to read over all the comments. I was surprised to see how many people like washing dishes. I do love to fold warm laundry, especially in the wintertime when I dump the entire load on my lap right out of the dryer. 🙂

    Anya, thanks so much for hosting this giveaway on your blog!

  8. Don’t put me in for this, I have it (this is not working well for me, I’ve enjoyed alot you posted here). Patrice is one of my favorites and read hers in ebooks and then prints too. They make wonderful re-reads! I discovered hers with her cowboys then went backwards then forward since!

  9. household chores, what are those? Actually I keep the dishes done and clothes washed. My fav chore would be vacuuming because Hubby does such a wonderful job at it. (ha! ha!)

  10. I don’t mind cleaning my glass household extras. Things like the light fixtures and the glass vases. The reason is because I save that for last and then stick them in the dishwasher. Since they are only done after the other cleaning is done – I don’t do it very often!

  11. The laundry! Love the warm, clean clothes out of the dryer and neatly put away!

  12. Is that a trick question??
    Seriously, though, if I have to answer, I enjoy organizing.

  13. I dont mind vacuuming. But other then that I m not a fan of house chores.

  14. Laundry for me. I like how the clothes smell and the warmth when they come out of the dryer.

  15. Doing the dishes (with a dishwasher). 😀

  16. I like to do the Laundry the smelsl and the fresh out of the dryer feeling they all have and i love to dust my shelves with all my nick nacks and books its a guilty pleasure that i must confess takes a while because wellll i tend to dust each book off read the back draw the memory of what its about if ive read it or make a mental note to pick it up later and read sometimes i do confess i stop dusting and read said books lol

  17. I love to vacuum. I also like to wash clothes but I hate folding them. Especially cotton! lol!

  18. Which chore do I LIKE? Um, yes, none. But you know -if I HAVE to choose one… the floors. I’m nuts about it. If/when I get into true cleaning mode, I’m a monster.
    I’ll sweep the floors. Then dry mop them. (If I’m SUPER ambitious I might vaccuum, then sweep. Seriously, it makes a difference on the hardwood/linoleum/tile.) After the dry mop, THEN I swiffer. Results? Amazing floor.

  19. I don’t mind washing dishes by hand because I absolutely hate to unload the dishwasher.

  20. Filing paperwork (i.e. bills, periodicals, documents from community/social organizations that I am a part of).

    I normally do this for a hour (weekly) while watching/listening to a show on the television.

  21. Vacuuming isn’t TOO bad. It’s pretty funny watching the dog bark at the vacuum when he thinks it’s going to get him!

  22. I like doing laundry. I love the smell of clean clothes and the detergents & fabric softener smells good 🙂


  23. I like dusting off my knick knacks, for some reason I find it fun to make all the little glass unicorns and bears shine. Maybe because they’re so pretty.

  24. I don’t mind dusting and putting all the clutter away. It suits my obsessive nature.