Sunday, September 23, 2012

Taryn Raye's #sixsunday What is it you've got against me?

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Welcome Sixers. Been a busy week as I've jumped headfirst into doing some read through editing of Love by Change, Book 2 in the Love By series. LOVE Juniper and Sloan and I hope to be able to introduce them to you before too long as well. (Juniper is the movie star sister to Jasmine from Love by Design)
Right now Love by Design is out with a few others for beta reading, so I thought it would be a good time to concentrate my efforts toward the second book to get it polished up as well. Lots of things going on behind the scenes and one of those things is that I need to make a template for formatting. Definitely got to get that figured out before I self-pub. I don't have a scheduled release yet because this will be my first attempt at self-publishing, and I want to take it slow and do it right, but I will keep you informed of any news as I make progress toward it.

So...are we ready for a little Sunday Six?

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Today, we're heading back into my currently unpublished contemporary romance, Love by Design.

Love by Design

Jasmine Galloway sees beauty in all things but it’s not a thing of beauty when she meets Derrek Martin, a shallow, arrogant playboy celebrity. When her sister Juniper, a blockbuster actress, recommends her interior design business, Décor Dreams, to Derrek, it’s sure to be a disaster. Jasmine is uncertain she can hold her tongue and get the job done, but she takes it, never one to let her opinions of others stand in the way of professional success and she’s not about to let some pretty boy win her over whose ego is as big as his blockbuster movies. It isn’t long before Derrek’s gentle, affectionate manner and country boy charm gets the better of her. She curses herself for allowing the tabloid fodder to contaminate her impression of a man who might well put his designs on her heart.

Derrek Martin counts himself lucky his acting career took off shortly after his arrival in California. Even more since his parents’ deaths left him the guardian of his little sister. The new house is nice, but it needs a woman’s touch before he brings Paige out from Indiana to live with him. He knows his reputation in the tabloids depicts him far from who he really is, but he has never met with a more chilly reception than the moment he meets Jasmine Galloway, Interior Designer to the Stars. He’s sure she has read everything bad ever published about him and disregards all the good. His private life is simply that, private. Derrek intends to keep it that way—until he meets Jasmine.

Her blatant dislike for him pushes a button no one else ever has and Derrek finds he’s desperate to prove that he isn’t what the tabloids make him out to be. More than that, he’s determined to make her his leading lady, but will an ex with a secret steal the spotlight away?

“You have a very nice view from here,” her voice grew quiet and unassuming.
“What were you expecting, a mansion in Bel-Air? Beverly Hills?”
Derrek walked over and leaned his shoulder against the doorjamb. He studied Jasmine’s profile, the slight pout of her lower lip, the smooth curve of her neck as she stared out the doors.
“What is it you’ve got against me?”

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1 comment:

Clare Davidson said...

What does Jasmine have against him? I like how her antagonism is shown through Derrek's description of her.