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Monday, July 26, 2010


Warning: Not Your Typical Love Affair

Have you ever seen that commercial where the hot supermodel and the super geeky nerd guy run into each other while exiting and entering a store and fall madly in love?

When most people see things like that, they laugh and say, well, that would never happen. But I looked at it and thought...well, why not? What's so crazy about that? For all you know, that beautiful woman hates being treated like she's brainless simply because she won a genetic lottery. And that geek probably has a ton to offer someone who can see past his quest for expediency. It could happen, with the right beauty and the right brain.

Which is a pretty fast way for you to get into my way of thinking. I love finding the heroes in the unconventional characters. Which brings me to my upcoming romance, All Or Nothing, and the two lead characters you never thought you'd see as the perfect match: A Goth Queen metal artist and the crankiest accountant you've ever met in your life.

But he's also possibly the most determined, most adorable, most sexy hero I've ever met.

Let me introduce you to Lucas Lonnigan.

If you read the first book in my Lonnigan duo, All Of You, you'd probably remember Lucas as the cantankerous twin brother, but in his own novel, you'll finally get beneath the crusty exterior to find the giant heart of the man below. A heart that's been taken since he was a a woman he can never have. So when one night gives him a chance to be with her, he doesn't only take it...he damn near burns the place down showing her how good they are together. Still may waters run deep, but with Lucas, it's more that quiet oceans seethe beneath the surface and in this book, he'll show every card he has to keep the woman he loves.

Speaking of, let's meet Belinda Riggs.

Belle is scarred, physically and emotionally, by her past in an abusive childhood. To her, love has only ever been a weapon and so she's gone to every length she can find to put walls between herself and Lucas. She's not nice. She's not sweet. She's not even friendly. In a lot of ways, she's great big porcupine, but only because she knows that deep down, where only Lucas can reach, she's already his. And that terrifies her.

Lucas knows he and Belle can be happy together and he'll pull every string, try every trick and fight every battle to win the chance to prove it to her. But Belle is determined to stay free...desperate to stop hurting the man she loves more than herself.

So what hope do they have?

Well, that's why this isn't your typical love affair. All Or Nothing is a no-holds-barred war game of love, begging the question, how far would you go for the one you love? Not to mention, what good is living without love in your life?

Share a bit of a great love story you've heard of in the comments and you'll be entered to win an e-copy of All Or Nothing!

Dee Tenorio has a few reality issues. After much therapy for the problem—if one can call being awakened in the night by visions of hot able-bodied men a problem—she has proved incurable. It turns out she enjoys tormenting herself by writing sizzling, steamy erotic romances of various genres spanning paranormal mystery dramas, contemporaries and romantic comedies. Preferably starring the sexy, somewhat grumpy heroes described above and smart-mouthed heroines who have much better hair than she does.
The best part is, no more therapy bills!

Well, not for Dee, anyway. Her husband and kids, on the other hand...

If you would like to learn more about Dee and her work, please visit her website at or her blog at


JennyKat said...

I can identify with the person who throws up a protective shell in order not to be hurt, but I'm hoping that Belle discovers her HEA and lets down the wall. With the right man, it's worth the risk :-)

Dee Tenorio said...

Jenny--oh, she learns, but have a little patience with her, lol. :) She's got a lot to learn. :)


Andrea Becraft said...

This books sounds great! I love the cover its very eye catching and the excerpts I have been reading lately! *fanning self*

Congrats on the release and heres to many sales.

Diane Craver said...

Great excerpt, Dee! I can tell I'm going to fall in love with Lucas - he sounds like a hot and wonderful guy for Belle. And I like determined males.

Nancy G said...

I have read some of Dee's books, and I can honestly say I'd love this one. She gives a new meaning to hot, and her characters are delicious.

flchen1 said...

Yummy, Dee! Can't wait to read this latest! Mmm, mmm!

Dee Tenorio said...

Thanks everyone!! Got a little sidetracked yesterday--family visited, lol--so allow me to catch up! :)

LOL, Andrea--I have to say, this is probably my steamiest to date. You may want to turn on the AC when you read it. :)

Diane!--Sweet to see you! And yes, determined certainly describes Lucas. So does bull headed, but I rather like that about him, lol.

Nancy--Thanks so much!! And especially thanks for reading! I'm hoping you fall for Lucas same as I did. :)

Hey Flchen!--You have to be sure to let me know what you think! :)

Now.... for a winner. Hmmmmmm.

The random number generator chose....2, which makes our winner... Andrea!

Andrea, please email me at laideebug at and let me know your preferred format for reading. You'll have your very own copy of Lucas, to celebrate his release! :)

Hugs everyone!!