The Pleasures of Summer

The Pleasures of Summer

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Spend a steamy summer evening with Evie Hunter, the bestselling Irish erotica author, and get to know your next obsession... The Pleasures of Summer is a steamy tale of romantic obsession and explosive sexual chemistry that fans of Sylvia Day, Kitty French and E.L. James will love and devour. Fan of Evie's first book, The Pleasures of Winter? Well, the sun is hot and the wait is over... Just who is the tamer? And who will be tamed? Summer O'Sullivan is rich, beautiful, headstrong - and in mortal danger. Her father has powerful enemies who are targeting his precious daughter. Until the threat passes, Summer must tolerate a bodyguard. Into Summer's gilded cage comes former army ranger, Flynn Grant. Flynn is just as unenthusiastic about the assignment - minding the spoilt daughter of a billionaire is his idea of hell. Unsurprisingly, the sparks fly between them. Even his devastating looks do not make up for how Flynn's rules cramp Summer's style. When Summer misbehaves once too often, Flynn teaches her a lesson that leaves her shattered - and binds them together in a way that astonishes them both. In their secret hiding place they embark on a battle of wills that stretches minds, bodies - and hearts - beyond every limit. But when the dark forces that have been stalking Summer finally track her down, the battle is no longer a game, but a matter of life and death ... Review Praise for* The Pleasures of Winter:* '[A] bonkbuster with a shade more colour than Grey ... [Any] comparison to E.L. James's juggernaut is unjustified. The Pleasures of Winter is, in fact, a whole heap better.' -- Irish Independent 'Danger, heat, obsession and unexplored desires come together to form a combustive and sizzling tale, not soon forgotten in The Pleasures of Winter by Evie Hunter ... Did I mention the chemistry? You will definitely not need a blanket to keep yourself warm as you read this one!' -- Romancing The Book 'All I can say is, holy yowza, Batman! Yes, this book falls firmly into the qWhat to read after Fifty Shades of Greyq category, but in my opinion ... this book blows Fifty Shades out of the water. I unabashedly adored this book.' -- This Bookish Endeavor From the Author QaA with Eileen Gormley, one half of bestselling Irish erotica author, Evie Hunter Q: Tell us about The Pleasures of Summer. Where did the idea come from? A: Eileen [Gormley, the other half of Evie Hunter] and I are great believers in brainstorming over coffee or the odd glass of wine. Along with a great plot, we wanted Summer to be a heroine who was sassy, headstrong and not afraid of anything. Summer might be right and beautiful and appear to have everything a girl could want, but she has discovered that money can't buy love and that fame can quickly turn to notoriety. Underneath her spoilt little rich girl exterior, she has a vulnerable side. She's never met a man who she can really trust. In The Pleasures of Summer we wanted our heroine to come to terms with what she really wants and embrace her darkest desires. Q: This, your second book, introduces us to a new hero: Flynn Grant. Will Jack Winter fans love him too? A: Flynn... Mmmmmmm. [Caroline, concentrate!] When we begin throwing around ideas for a new project we usually start with a hot hero. One of my favorite countries in the world is Scotland. I love the scenery, the wonderful Gothic architecture in Edinburgh and especially the accents. After I said pretty please about a million times, Eileen agreed that we could have a Scottish hero this time around, on two conditions: the hero had to be half-Irish and seriously alpha-male. I had no problem with either. Like Jack Winter, Flynn Grant has an understated, sexy, Celtic charm. He's tough, used to getting the job done and he never takes no for an answer. And Flynn also has a dark side which he keeps on a pretty tight leash ... Q: The reaction to The Pleasures of Winter was fantastic. Were you surprised by how much people loved Abbie and Jack? A: No, not at all. Eileen and I are both voracious readers of romantic and erotic fiction. She loves to write strong male -- dare I say, dominant -- characters and I love independent, feisty heroines who have a life and a mind of their own. Create two people like that, throw them into a terrible situation, add a big dollop of sexual chemistry and you can stand back and watch the fireworks. Q: Keeping your answer relatively clean, is your research for these books very... um... shall we say, practical? A: Absolutely. Eileen and I are very hands on. [Giggles] We owe it to our readers to give a safe and accurate description of some of the more creative things our characters get up to in the bedroom. Some novels we have read contain practices which are unrealistic if not downright dangerous. They should really had a big 'don't try this at home' warning on them. While Eileen is the more adventurous of the two of us, I have my moments and a very vivid imagination. [Laughs] Q: What are you working on now? A: We're in the early stages of researching our next book, which is called The Pleasures of Autumn. Earlier this week, for example, we went to a burlesque workshop which was fabulous fun. Some of the characters in The Pleasures of Summer will re-appear in this one, so watch out for another hot Irish hero. Or maybe more than one...Yes, this book falls firmly into the aquot;What to read after Fifty Shades of Greyaquot; category, but in my opinion ... this book blows Fifty Shades out of the water. I unabashedly adored this book.

Title:The Pleasures of Summer
Author:Dedem Ben
Publisher:freassa - 2013-05-30


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