Thanks for having me at Fresh Fiction. Iâ€™ve written over a hundred books. And
after writing a hundred romance books, itâ€™s not so easy to keep my storylines
fresh. But with some stories, itâ€™s easier than others. Writing contemporary
romance can be more difficult, because thereâ€™s only so much I can make up in a
real city like Seattle, with characters having real careers in real life and
An Italian familyâ€”in Seattle. Iâ€™m part Italian, and I grew up in the
Northeast where it was pretty easy to spot my peeps. (Think Jersey Shore, only
with normal people.) Then I moved out West, and I swear, Iâ€™ve never seen more
Scandinavians in my life! So I wanted to give my characters some of my
background. The heroineâ€™s family cooks big and loves big. The louder the
The hero is just a good guy. Period. Foley is sexy, gruff, has tats
and muscles, and is well-rounded character. His mother raised him right. Period.
No angst, no tormented hero. Yes, he and Cyn have obstacles to overcome, but if
anyone deserves some good karma, itâ€™s Foley. Because thatâ€™s one guy who treats
Amazing secondary characters. Yeah, I said amazing--and itâ€™s true.
All the characters in my Body Shop Bad Boys books rock. (You never know when you
might see them in their own books some day. *wink*) The four book series
revolves around the four mechancis working the shop. But everyone who says more
than a line or two has a real story of their own, even if I havenâ€™t written it
out. Rena, oh, Rena. I love her. So does everyone else. And Sam. Lou. Liamâ€¦ They
make the story better and richer for their presence. And they sure as hell like
to give Foley a hard time.
A secondary romanceâ€”for Foleyâ€™s mom. So many romances focus on a
central set of characters. Thereâ€™s nothing wrong with that. But love doesnâ€™t
stop when you hit thirty. Older peopleâ€”and by older, I mean those with adult
childrenâ€”can have romances too. Eileen Sanders, Foleyâ€™s mom, deserves her second
chance. Not that Foley doesnâ€™t still look out for her, but come on. Itâ€™s time
she got her happily ever after since having raised that hell-raiser Foley.
You can meet the gang at Websterâ€™s Garage on September 6th, when ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE releases.
Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, USA Today
bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more
constantly on the way. Writing romance, and in particular erotic romance, across
the genres, she's created stories set on other worlds, among paranormal
creatures, and between normal men and women seeking true love.
Marie is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in
Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, sheâ€™s
constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit her website and
fall in love.
Underneath the axle grease and tats He's a gentleman Foley Sanders figured
he'll always be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in
with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on for men, leaves him
bewitched and intrigued-much to her annoyance.
Maybe Cynthia Nichols was a little hard on Foley, that muscular, tattooed,
super-hot mechanic next door. But she's tired of feeling defensive about her
size and has sworn off men. She's got a new job, new life, perfect plan. Foley
has trouble written all over him-no way is she going to fall for his charms.
Foley might look like a bad idea, but underneath, he's all gentleman. Too
bad Cyn's not buying it. What's a bad boy to do when the goddess of his dreams
won't give him the time of day?
[Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: September 6,
2016, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492630296 / eISBN: 9781492630302]
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was eagerly looking for it in the stores yesterday...couldn't find it anywhere except BN at full price, sigh. It's getting so hard to find mass market books on the shelves locally. And they wonder why the sales are down. Can't buy if you can't find!
I have not gotten into this series yet... placed it on my want list! (Colleen Conklin 2:55pm September 7, 2016)
This book sounds like so much fun. I love that the heroine's family likes to cook and eat. And the characters sound great. Thank you for the giveaway. (Tanja Dancy 2:14am September 8, 2016)
Oh boy do I love your books and this one is on my TBR list for sure!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!! (Bonnie Capuano 7:27am September 8, 2016)
Those sound like good ways to have kept things fresh and create a rich background story for the romance. (G. Bisbjerg 11:53am September 8, 2016)
This book would be greatly enjoyed. (Sharon Berger 2:01pm September 8, 2016)
It sounds like a book that would keep my interest. Thanks for having the giveaway (Melinda Marks 2:55pm September 8, 2016)
It sounds like a book I would really enjoy. (Irene Menge 7:41pm September 8, 2016)
I can't wait to read and I LOVE the cover!!! (Jennifer Beck 10:56am September 9, 2016)
I have enjoyed reading your other books. This one sounds equally as good. (Joy Isley 4:49pm September 9, 2016)
I always liked the bad boys but I ended up with the best for over 40 yrs. (Donna Graham 2:19pm September 10, 2016)
sounds like a good book (Ann Unger 12:05pm September 12, 2016)
Just the title of the series caught my attention - and Body Shop Bad Boys - whats not to like. Good luck! (Faye Boss 8:50am September 12, 2016)
I'm just now reading these books and am really enjoying them! (Sharon Shearouse 11:26am September 12, 2016)
This is a new series for me, but this book sounds like something I would enjoy reading. (Anna Speed 11:57am September 12, 2016)
This series is being put on my to-read list! I love the five ways you "kept it fresh" according to your blog-- especially having a big gal for your heroine and the gentleman underneath the bad boy exterior. (Shannon Murphy 4:25pm September 12, 2016)