The Corwin Curse meets its match...
Corwin Curse #3
On Sale: September 28, 2009
Featuring: Lauren Perkins; Jason Corwin
Mass Market Paperback
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Romance Series | Romance Contemporary
Jason Corwin knows he should resist his attraction to Lauren
Perkins. After all, it was one of her ancestors who came up
with the curse that had haunted every Corwin male since. But
after one night of mind-blowing sex with his supposedâ€”and
very seductiveâ€”enemy, he can't bring himself to stay
All Lauren wants is to sell her late
grandmother's old house and leave the past behind forever.
But that's not an easy thing to do with gorgeous contractor
Jason Corwin whispering sweet, sexy somethings in her ear.
About staying. Then a saboteur and the promise of
hidden treasure change everything, and one lucky break that
just might put an end to the Corwin curse.
96 comments posted.
Re: Lucky Break
would love to win this contest so I can go out and buy your book:)
(Bridget Doshi 5:50pm September 28, 2009)
I love contemporary romances- I like being able to relate to the stories I read and there defnitely has to be some humor in it. Thanks for the great giveaway :).
(Amy Greenwood 2:05am September 29, 2009)
Carly Phillips: Thank you for your blog and contests.
What do I want in a contemporary romance? It must be just that, CONTEMPORARY! Not only in setting, but also in attitude. And of course, with characters and relationships that reflect the reality of life nowadays.
There I go again, using the "R" word. But that's
what makes a contemporary romance work for me. They are firmly grounded in the REALITY of today, rather than some revival of the good old days (which were probably terrible; but that's another story).
Being truly contemporary means no marriages of convenience, no shotgun weddings, no old-time roles for men and women, no lead figures who accept if not uphold the double standard. And no marriages for the sake of the hero and/or the heroine's children.
Alas, the themes I don't care for in contemporary romances are very popular with other readers. So I must grin and bear it, and keep looking for those themes I go for.
Which themes? Career women. Love under contemporary stresses. Women who are not afraid to take on challenges. Men who are at ease with strong women, who respect them and don't have to engage in power struggles with them. Marriages motivated by love alone.
This subgenre can, and at best does, allow readers to identify with heroines who take full advantage of the opportunities the modern world has to offer. We can vicariously experience the numerous possibilities contemporary life has to offer women who are bold, assertive, and adventuresome enough to explore them.
This is what the contemporary romance subgenre can do that other romance subgenres can't do as well, or can't do at all. Therefore contemporary romances should do it for all it's worth. And then some!
(Mary Anne Landers 2:13am September 29, 2009)
Hi Carly, Congratulations !!!
I've loved all your series and this one is no exception. You really were ment to write romantic comedies ;-)
Can't wait this last Lucky book !!
(Joeelle Jappissont 3:16am September 29, 2009)
Some time I like Humor and some time I like something Scary about this time of year you think of scary because of Halloween and funny is good to if you can get them togetter.
(Stacey Smith 5:21am September 29, 2009)
I love romance books with humor.
(Tracey Dent 5:32am September 29, 2009)
I read ONLY contemps. Love your HOT series and Chandler brothers especially. I have read just about all of your books. Thanks for your books and your contests.
As for what contemps I read, straight, funny and seal type, etc. - sorry no vamp, paranormal, werewolf, shapeshifter and the like.
(Pat Lieberman 7:20am September 29, 2009)
I'm a big fan of contemporary romances. Even better if it's a series. I love to see minor characters in one book get their own
chance at a HEA. And I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy.
(Mary Hundley 7:20am September 29, 2009)
Hi Carly! Yeah today is the day. I'm going out as soon as I drop the kids off at school, I should just pre order but I worry I won't get it in time. anyway for me I love contemporary I can't get into historicals, and I confess I have not read or seen Twilight the vampire thing just isn't something I can get into. I like that contemporary It could be real for the most part. I can see myself in the story. As for Hero's I know I have discussed this with you on your website but I'm a sucker for the cocky, gorgeous, yet nice Athlete. Heroines I like all sorts the strong confident who was once shy, the uptight not willing to trust at first and the hero has to earn it and then he does of course then he messes things up and has to win her back
(Michele Benard 7:30am September 29, 2009)
This would be a new genre for me. Can't wait to check it out! Thanks for the info!
(Erin Reisman 7:38am September 29, 2009)
I agree with you, I like humor in my romance. I like humor in a lot of other genres, as well. Dying is easy, comedy is hard.
As for types of characters, I don't know if I have a type. I am sure, if I look back on the books I liked and didn't like, I would find some sort of pattern.
Honestly, it's all in the writing. If you write it good, I'll read it good. :-)
(V Scott 8:28am September 29, 2009)
hi, all! thanks for visiting me here! I love contemps too. A good solid story that I can RELATE to - in time, place, setting, but also lets me get LOST!
(Carly Phillips 8:45am September 29, 2009)
Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your books!
(Joanne Reynolds 9:25am September 29, 2009)
Congratulations on your new book Carly! I like humor, a great setting and characters who have the strength to deal with some tough situations.
(Maureen Emmons 9:27am September 29, 2009)
Love the cover on your book! Sure would like to read it!
(Sherman Hughes 10:11am September 29, 2009)
Thanks for the visit. Humor in contemporary fiction is wonderful. I also look for solid, likeable characters with interesting family connections. Luckily, your books have it all! Thanks for the contest.
(G S Moch 10:20am September 29, 2009)
Lucky Break sounds awesome. Love your writing.
(Crystal Broyles 10:26am September 29, 2009)
I love any kind of romance book with humor and with modern characters I can relate with. i am hot one for too much suspense or scary things real life is scary enough.
(Gigi Hicks 11:03am September 29, 2009)
I love any romantic setting, be it contemporary or otherwise. The humor aspect is always good because it usually relates to myself in some way. Some silly thing I've done that wow other people have done also.
(Theresa Buckholtz 11:29am September 29, 2009)
Congrads on the new book! Love the cover! Keep the books coming! Love them hunky, studmuffins!!
(Lisa Glidewell 11:34am September 29, 2009)
Thanks for the Lucky Break today! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest! Have a great day!
(Katherine Reese 11:56am September 29, 2009)
Sounds like a hot story! Count me in!
(Melissa Cleaver 11:57am September 29, 2009)
I agree with you - I like to see humor in contemporary romance as well as strong heroes & heroines. Thanks for the giveaway!
(Cheryl Snyder 12:05pm September 29, 2009)
Congrats on the release, count me in!
(Teresa Warner 12:07pm September 29, 2009)
Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it!
(Melissa Cleaver 12:27pm September 29, 2009)
Sometimes a curse has positive results. Hope Jason and Lauren get their Lucky Break!
(Karin Tillotson 12:33pm September 29, 2009)
I can't wait to read this book. I generally read suspense, but the right author, say, you, for example, can make a Contemporary Romance worth reading!!
(Kelli Jo Calvert 12:48pm September 29, 2009)
Sounds like a terrific book! Count me in!!!
(Mitzi Hinkey 12:52pm September 29, 2009)
Looking forward to this next book!!! Humor is a plus... I love a good laugh!!! :)
(Colleen Conklin 1:04pm September 29, 2009)
I really enjoy your books.
(Sandra Van Coevering 1:16pm September 29, 2009)
I am so glad Lucky Break is finally out. I have waiting till the whole series was done to read them. It was not easy waiting either. I love all of your books.
(Judy Anderson 1:19pm September 29, 2009)
Sounds like a great book!
(Freda Mans-Labianca 1:25pm September 29, 2009)
Congrats on your latest release, Carly! I enjoy reading your books because they are fun and sexy! The covers aren't too bad, either! ;)
(Cheryl Castings 1:38pm September 29, 2009)
I love humor in a book especially if it puts the hero and heroine in odd situations. I can not wait to read Lucky Break.
(Annetta Stolpmann 1:49pm September 29, 2009)
Well Carly, here's the "Lucky" entry for your giveaway!
(Vikki Parman 1:57pm September 29, 2009)
I'll be looking for the book this week -- please enter me in the giveqway.
(Alice Laidlaw 2:42pm September 29, 2009)
What I love to see is that the heroine has a good sense of humor. She can laugh at herself without you getting the sense she is demeaning herself. I also want characters that are likable that I could see myself enjoying hanging out with in real life. Congrats on your latest release Carly.
(Cherie Japp 3:37pm September 29, 2009)
Congrats on your latest release Carly! This series sounds great and I definitely have the books on my wishlist!
(Jody Faltys 3:48pm September 29, 2009)
What a nice contest!
(Nancy Bird 3:57pm September 29, 2009)
The romances of today are much better than the romances of the 60's, 70's. They were a tad unrealistic. Nowadays they're realistic, while being romantic. Proving it CAN be done! Yours are both, definitely!!!
(Anne Harris 4:03pm September 29, 2009)
My favorite contemporary stories always have a bit of humor, and sexy romance, smart and mouthy characters who talk to each other, no big misunderstandings, and give me a great HEA.
(Cathy MacDonald 4:43pm September 29, 2009)
I would love the chance to try one of your books, so far I've only looked at them.
(Diane Sadler 4:50pm September 29, 2009)
Congrats on the new release. I do love humor in romances. I love the dialogue between the hero and the heroine.
(Jane Cheung 4:53pm September 29, 2009)
I really enjoy your books. Just picked up Lucky Streak so I still need the other two. Can't wait to get them.
(Linda Henderson 5:23pm September 29, 2009)
Check out all your visitors! THANK YOU. If you haven't read me not, come on, why not? Try LUCKY BREAK! ;)
(Carly Phillips 5:31pm September 29, 2009)
Really like your books. Keep them coming
(Judy Pflueger 6:47pm September 29, 2009)
My lucky break?? Being hired by the Police Department where I met my soon-to-be-husband. Yum!! That might make a good plot line for a contemporary romance. 2 officers, 1 department, potentially screwy policies, etc.
Looking forward to reading your new book.
(Susan Driskill 6:53pm September 29, 2009)
I love contemporary romance. The best ones, in my opinion, have a balance of humor and real emotion.
(Kara Conrad 7:00pm September 29, 2009)
I love to read a romance book that makes me laugh out loud and I also love them where there is some mystery to it to and you try to figure out who the bad guy is.
(Sherry Strode 7:43pm September 29, 2009)
I've always loved a humorous story - it doesn't matter whether it's a contemporary, a historical or paranormal, humor always adds that special touch to a story.
(Barbara Elness 7:48pm September 29, 2009)
Carly, I have read your books for more years than I care to count. I love your Lucky series because when I read I want a humorous romantic story. Please keep them coming!
(Rosemary Krejsa 8:12pm September 29, 2009)
I love your books! They are always great reads!
(Brenda Rupp 9:11pm September 29, 2009)
Hey Carly, how are you today? I just wanted to stop in and show some love. Don't count me in for the contest okay. I will see you in the jungle and have fun blogging here today.
Peace and love,
(Paula Robinson 9:46pm September 29, 2009)
I love contemporaries with a little mystery, great characters with depth, humor and quirky personalities, with a great love story added to the mix. It was fun reading your blog here! Your book LUCKY BREAK sure sounds "flipping awesome"!!! Can't wait to read it!
(Michele Rioli 10:07pm September 29, 2009)
hi,i love reading many different books for my hobby,to be honest i never read one of your books yet but i hear great things about them so i would love to read one of your books!thanks,firstname.lastname@example.org
(Shannon Flora 10:08pm September 29, 2009)
I like contemporary romances because they I can easily relate to them.
(Linda Finger 10:49pm September 29, 2009)
Love books with a sense of humor. We all need that, now more than ever. I've always liked the beauty and the beast type scenario. It doesn't lend itself to humor as well as some others, but I like it.
(Patricia Barraclough 10:50pm September 29, 2009)
I'd love to try your book carly. Please enter me into your contest!
(Mari M. 11:09pm September 29, 2009)
I love a story that brings a smile to my lips & a book that makes me laugh with delight is a joy. Humor is an element that will encourage me to read on & seek out further work.
(Mary Preston 11:18pm September 29, 2009)
Like you I love them w/ humor. I think the best are when the leads have dialog w/ a healthy dose of bantering & teasing.
Congrats on the newest release.
Thanks for the chance to be able to get "Lucky Break", I could use some luck.
(Jo Ann Jansing 12:04pm September 30, 2009)
Contemporary romance is good to read if it is believable. I agree a sprinkling of humour is always welcome to help take us away from our everyday problems.
Please enter me in the draw.
(Carol Thompson 1:41am September 30, 2009)
what a LUCKY BREAK it would be to win the GC. Please give me the chance.
(Robyn Lee 10:43am September 30, 2009)
Love your books! Love your contests!
(Lisa Glidewell 3:41pm September 30, 2009)
your books sound amazingly fresh! This would be a great LUCKY BREAK to have! Please....
(Katie Smith 3:59pm September 30, 2009)
Hi Carly Congratulations on the release . I'm so glad that Lucky Break is finally in the stores. I love all your books.
(Emma Stuck 5:01pm September 30, 2009)
I love humor in contemporary romance, too. As of the heroine, I need someone who isn't a doormat and unafraid to sport her intelligence.
(G. Bisbjerg 8:18pm September 30, 2009)
Congrats on the latest!! Can't wait to read this one, too :)
(Fedora Chen 11:42pm September 30, 2009)
Love your books (and the pics on the front!) Thanks!
(Shelley Troutt 1:07am October 1, 2009)
I love all your books Carly. I loved Gabby and Derek in Lucky Charm. I have to read the next two. I'm a little behind in my reading. :) Thanks for the contest and the up dates.
(Carol Luciano 9:16am October 1, 2009)
You are one of my favorite romance authors.Looking forward to reading Lucky Break
(Teresa Ward 5:36pm October 1, 2009)
Sandi, I prefer the "do a chore, read a chapter" routine and it does produce results! :D
Have a great week!
(Mary Hundley 7:53pm October 4, 2009)
In theory it's a great idea but I find myself getting lost in the story and forget about the chores.
(Joyce Mandle 7:58pm October 4, 2009)
I'm a HUGE fan of delayed gratification. I can't settle into my book until I am finished with ALL the chores, I'm afraid. I was forced into a schedule of chores and other things several years ago and that schedule helps me slot the reading time in that keeps me happy!!!
(Cindy Ferrell 8:01pm October 4, 2009)
I agree with Cindy. I have everything done during the day then in the evening I curl up with a good book and read until I either fall asleep or remember to go to bed.
(Theresa Buckholtz 8:19pm October 4, 2009)
Do a chore or read a book? Are you serious? Reading a book wins hands down! However, I only have myself to worry about and live in a condo so I no longer have the chores to do that most of you have. But I am like Theresa, my days are for things needing done and my nights are for reading!
(Trudy Miner 8:38pm October 4, 2009)
Oh, I'm definitely a "read my book first" person! lol I've found Stephanie Laurens...not sure HOW I have missed her over the years...and have all of the Cynster series...that being said...I feel like I don't have to and can't do anything BUT read until I'm completely through! Love your blogs!
(Tammy Faris 8:45pm October 4, 2009)
Tammy, thanks for the pick me up regarding my blogs.
I'm so jealous of all of you who can put the chores first! That's way too hard, and not fun!
(Sandi Shilhanek 9:07pm October 4, 2009)
Since I live alone and don't have to worry about what my place looks like until I get tired of it, I just read until I'm ready to do something with my house. I might clean a room up (sort of ) in between books.
(Debbie Beverley 9:39pm October 4, 2009)
Don't worry Sandi - I'm with you! Of course, any reading I do is almost always at night, after the kids and David are asleep (or sometimes lunch at work). I very rarely read during the day with them home - they are too distracting. And who wants that while reading a good book?
On the other hand, I don't get much cleaning done. Living with 3 slobs just doesn't rev me up to clean, when I'm the only one doing it. I get most of the basics done (sort of) and the rest gets left until I feel like doing it (which doesn't seem to be often). I'll be on vacation in 2 weeks and plan on doing some major clean up in here, since the girls will be in school and David at work. Wish me luck, because a book just might call to me more . . . .
(Amanda Reeder-erdly 11:27pm October 4, 2009)
Reading usually wins over cleaning for me.
(Pam Nolan 8:29am October 5, 2009)
No choice here; reading will win always; chores will still be there tomorrow. Kidding of course, laundry meals lunches they all have to be done but I always find some time to read each day
(Diane Sadler 10:57am October 5, 2009)
Reading always comes first. I live with my son and his family, so my chores are few.
(Patsy Hagen 12:08pm October 5, 2009)
I love to read but cleaning takes precedence since I have allergies. I sneeze at everything so I am constantly vacuuming, dusting, picking up clutter, etc. It helps to keep the house clean so my allergies aren't so bad.
I usually read at night in bed before I go to sleep.
(Michele Rioli 1:22pm October 5, 2009)
Reading wins, hands down, but of course, there always comes the time when my hubby won't wait any longer for supper, so I must put my book down. . .
I have been known to cook and clean while reading at the same time. The kids are gone, it's just the two of us now, so once I do get some cleaning done it usually stays that way, at least for a while.
I have allergies, too, but I figure if I stir the dust up, it will only bother me more. . .
(Donna Breitkreuz 1:53pm October 5, 2009)
That sounds like a good idea but, like many, I end up getting lost in the book. I've come to accept the fact that I can only do so many chores before I need to stop & read for my sanity! Of course, even that is easier said than done with a two year old in the house! Good thing for me that when mommy reads Alyssa likes to grab one of her books and "read" too. Yay for reading!!!
(Dawn Detkowski 2:24pm October 5, 2009)
Hmmmmmmm, good question. I like to put some laundry in the washer and then sit down to read. At least I'm accomplishing one of the things that needs to be done!! But sometimes my conscience will bother me and I have to put the book down and go do something else that REALLY needs to be done. But I'm either at the computer and reading a book many times during the day and squeeze in some cleaning when I can. But don't plan on being able to eat off of my floors!!!
(Carol Norton 4:00pm October 5, 2009)
Carol, I like your attitude. . .
(Donna Breitkreuz 6:32pm October 5, 2009)
Hi Sandi! Better late than never, right? I typically spread my time between reading and household chores, but this past weekend ended up sneaking in more reading time to finish UNLEASHED, the third book in Jami Alden's "Gemini Men" series. Heavens, did I ever love this series. Sadly, now that I've rushed to finish it, there's a bit of a letdown going on.
Now I have some housework to make up for as the week goes on!
(Laurie Damron 9:08am October 7, 2009)
Well my PC is in my greatroom which is near the kitchen and the laundry. I try to do a little fun or work on PC and mix it with TV. Chores and
reading during commercial breaks usually get done or during David Letterman's monologue....lol If I am home alone less chores get done and more reading gets done. :)
(Joy Hoormann 10:44am October 7, 2009)
If the book is good, nothin will shake me not tornado, earthquake or fire, only "Mom!" That is why I don't start a book until most of my chores are under control.
(Judy Hendrix 10:10pm October 10, 2009)
I love your books!
(Brenda Rupp 9:21pm October 23, 2009)
I love your books! I have now collect them all! I can't wait to see what's cpme next from Carly Phillips! I know it will be good!
(Lisa Glidewell 3:14pm October 30, 2009)
You know I love your writing, always a treat to get a new one, Sincerly, Agatha Townsend
(Agatha Townsend 8:19pm October 31, 2009)
I have read 2 of your books and enjoyed them. I love humor in the books I read and like strong women and hunkey men...LOL.. I have loved cinderella since I was 6 and am still looking..but he will have to knock on my door now. Married 23 yrs, divorced 24 and happy..Now retired and enjoying reading more and gardening...Keep up the great writing..
(Brenda Hill 10:47pm November 8, 2009)
I've enjoyed all your series, but since I'm kinda a sports fan, the Hot Zone was my personal favorite... well until the next series comes along.
(Cate Sparks 2:23pm December 3, 2009)
Was wonderful to have a few minutes with you in Orlando!
If I'm reading or writing the whole house can fall in around me and I wouldn't even smell the mold and dust! LOL
Thank goodness for an understanding husband who knows how to use a dust mop and do laundry!
(Carolyn Brown 8:10pm August 13, 2010)
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