- Please tell us your pen name. Your book title, genre type, and series name, if applicable.
Whitney K-E. My debut release’s title is What Happens in Ireland and it is a Contemporary romance.
- 3 words to describe yourself.
Talkative, friendly, funny.
- 3 people you would like to thank. (For example, your publisher, your cover artist, your editor, or someone special in your life)
Gosh, only three? But there are so many! I guess though, top three would be my Publisher, Beth Walker, my editor ELF and my cover artist, Dawne Dominque. They turned my story into a book!
- 1 sentence to describe your book.
A humorous contemporary about an Australian woman learning that the Irish charm is a hard thing to resist and that sometimes, trust once lost, can be regained.
- An excerpt from your book, approximately 300 words long.
“Why do you always have to be so sarcastically and annoyingly persuasive?” Kate sighed, accepting the fact that there was no graceful way out of this situation.
“Because it’s a wonderful skill that gets stubborn, beautiful women to give me a chance,” Jack replied.
Kate’s heart skipped. “Bullshit.”
“That it is.”
Any second now and pigs are going to fly by.
The man had just admitted he was a bullshit artist. He was unbelievable!
Jack stopped and turned to her. Kate barely resisted the urge to look away.
“The truth is. Yer the only beautiful, stubborn woman I’ve ever met, Kate. And I’ve been arrogant far longer than I’ve known ye.”
It felt as if the ground beneath her was going to give way. What was she supposed to do?
“Therefore.” He leaned in to whisper against her ear. “I am at yer mercy.”
“That’s what I said.”
Kate smiled. “My, my. Whatever shall I do with you, Jack?”
“I hope at least half the things I wish to do to ye,” he teased, his calloused palm inching between her jacket and shirt.
“Keep dreaming, Irish,” she said dryly, though her breath was ragged.
“I will, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll come true.” The man was all confidence and skilled seduction.
Kate smirked. “Only an Irishman would say that.”
“Only a beautiful, stubborn lass would ignore the truth.”
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Ever wondered what happens in Ireland?
When Australian, Kate Barrow, meets a handsome Irishman in a Dublin bar, she has no idea that he’s about to turn her world upside-down and inside-out.
In Ireland to take on a position on a thoroughbred stud, Kate is shocked when her manager-in-co reveals himself to be the same man she’d met in Dublin.
Jack is drawn to Kate. The problem is, she won't have him. But Jack has always loved a challenge and the intriguing woman from Oz is one he cannot resist.
Harbouring the sting of another man’s betrayal, Kate is certain she wants nothing to do with love and nothing to do with Jack O’Reilly. But when naked torsos, Mother Nature and dysfunctional umbrellas start plotting against her resolve, she realizes the charms of an Irishman are going to be hard to resist.
If you’d like to read excerpts or buy Whitney’s novel, you can find it at the following: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=593
Or you can add it to your Goodreads shelves: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17901207-what-happens-in-ireland
Whitney K-E is an Australian author writing for Secret Cravings Publishing. Always a lover of the Romance genre, it was no surprise that she one day began to type her first story of love. Now, three years on, she’s contracted her first novel What Happens in Ireland and bringing reader’s tales from the Emerald Ireland to the Sunburnt Country. What Happens in Ireland releases on the 26th of April, so prepare yourself to be charmed by her story and by her characters.
If you’d like to find out more about Whitney or her novel, you can connect with her on:
Twitter: @whitney_ke - https://twitter.com/Whitney_KE
Her blog: http://whitneyk-e.blogspot.com.au/
And the Romantic Muse: http://theromanticmuse.blogspot.com.au/