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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Character Interview and Giveaway with Blake Bennett from BAD BOY BLAKE

Please tell us about you: job, hobbies, special talents, and anything else you would want to share.
Hello, lovely ladies. My name is Blake Bennett and I’m the Sheriff of Westonville, NB. I ride a vintage Harley for fun and enjoy working with the youth of this town.

Where did you grow up?
Right here in Westonville.

Tell us about the first time you met Gina.
When I first laid eyes on Gina she was facing off with the Mayor on Main Street.

What drew you to each other?
Her mane of red hair and feisty spirit drew me in right away.

What is your favorite part of her?
Ooh, that one’s easy. I love to watch her dance. She’s also good company. J

Favorite childhood memory.
Visiting the chocolate factory. Yum!

Favorite vacation spot.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Favorite eye color?

Care to share future plans?
I intend to remain Sheriff for a long time.

Bad Boy Blake
by Lorraine Nelson

Blake Bennett is the town bad boy turned Sheriff, elected to keep the peace. When Blake first meets Gina, she's butting heads with the Mayor…over the type of dancing she teaches—pole dancing.

Gina West is a professional dancer, who retired from the stage, and moves to Westonville, NB, to start her own dance studio. But Gina is not who she claims to be, and when strange things start happening…vengeful threats and vandalism…Blake begins digging for the truth. In his role as protector, he begins to fall for Gina, but will her lies and subterfuge destroy any chance for them to be together?

~~ Excerpt ~~

She stood to follow him to the door, but found herself hauled up against his muscular chest as he treated her to another scorching kiss.
“Woman, you’re driving me crazy.”
Pushing away from him she asked, “Me? What did I do?”
“Now that I know what’s hidden under that robe, my hands are itching to peel it off you again.”
“What’s stopping you?” she said as she swiftly untied the sash, shrugged the robe off her shoulders and let it drop to the floor.
Just as fast was his reaction as he picked her straight up in the air and set her down on the counter. He chuckled in response to her shriek as the smooth, icy marble met her bare backside and she arched backward, supporting her weight on her hands. Quick to take advantage, he swooped in to devour her breasts with his hands and mouth.
Her legs wrapped around him of their own volition, urging him closer, closer…and then his cell phone rang.
He ceased ministering to her body and allowed his head to rest in the valley of her newly sensitized orbs. She ran her fingers through his hair, a touch on the long side for a man in his profession, her actions serving to hold him against her.
“I have to go,” he mumbled against her skin.
“I know.”
“We’ll finish this later,” he said, promise inherent in his words.
He lifted his head and covered her mouth with his, their tongues mating, creating their own magic as they thrust and parried, suckled and withdrew. His hands cupped her buttocks as he lifted her and set her on her feet.
“This is the first time in my years as Sheriff that I allowed anything or anybody to come between me and my job. What kind of spell have you cast over me?” he teased.
“Not a strong enough one, apparently.” Then seeing his confusion, she added, “You’re only human, Blake. The job isn’t the sum total of who you are as a man.”
“Maybe not, but I’ve measured myself by it for a long time.”
“Then maybe you were due for a change.” She smoothed his hair back into place with her hands.
“You could be right. We’ll discuss this later. Right now, I have to see how Rob is and if forensics found anything downstairs, then I’ll have them come up here.” His eyes traveled the length of her body as he spoke. “Better get some clothes on or I won’t be the only one who knows your secret.”
“What secret?”
“That you are indeed a true redhead.”

~~ About the Author ~~

Lorraine Nelson is a multi-published author who lives in rural New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada. Always a bookworm, she’s read many novels of romance and mystery over the years, finally deciding to put her pen to work at writing one.

“To write romance and romantic suspense is my dream come true, although my mom says I was born with an avid imagination and pencil in hand, crafting stories from an early age. Now my children have grown and have lives of their own, I have time to indulge my passion for writing.”

Lorraine lives alone with an independent yet affectionate tomcat, enjoys spending time with her three sons and five grandchildren, with a sixth due in December. When not at the computer, you can find her spending time with family, gardening, baking and, of course, reading.

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What do you like about bad boys? One lucky commenter will receive a free download of Bad Boy Blake. Winner to be drawn November 15th.


  1. Woo Hoo First Commenter! That deserves a prize! ;o)What to like about bad boys.. what's not to like?, As long as he doesn't cross in to Douche Bag Territory, the alpha male is just awesome! I love the attitude of taking what he wants, when he wants, and to hell with anyone else!... HOT!!

    1. Douche Bag Territory, LOL
      Blake is an absolute hunk, maybe a little on the dominant side when his protective instincts kick in...or his libido. Thank you for commenting, Maycee. Your name is definitely in the draw. :)

  2. Thank you for having me today, Lia! Post looks great!

    To celebrate my first year in publication, I’ll be giving away 3 ebook copies of Bad Boy Blake. I’d be interested to know which, if any, of my books you’ve read and what your thoughts are on them. If I’m a new to you author, let me know that as well. 9 stops, 9 chances to win! Winners will be announced November 10th.

  3. Great excerpt, look forward to reading this book. You are a new author to me, will be checking out your author page.
    Got to love bad boys, that take charge attitude, that edge they have to them.

  4. Thank you, Jean. I appreciate the interest in my work. :)

  5. Great excerpt and introduction to a new-to-me author. This will be going on my TBR list.
    I like that on the outside Bad boys don't seem to be hung up on what others think, who knows what's going on on the inside though. They are edgy, a bit dangerous and completely opposite to me, the good girl...(on the outside!) :)

    1. Hi, Cathy! Just like those bad boys, us girls have our naughty side. It's what keeps them coming back for more. lol

  6. Lisa is a new author for me. I loved the excerpt from this book & I'm going to add it to my TBRs. In the meantime, I'm going to see what other books of hers peak my interest cuz "Bad Boy..." sure did! Thank you for the giveaway.

    1. Crud...forgot to leave my comment about bad boys. Me...I love them, sometimes they just need the right motivation to turn them around but they still keep a little streak of bad in them.

    2. OK....turning 50 in Sept. is really starting the show. Sorry for calling Lorraine Lisa. :(

    3. Hi, Jessie! I've been called many things but Lisa is a first. lol Thank you for your interest in my books. There's just something about a bad boy... :)

  7. Hmm, I'm not really sure what I like about them, maybe it is that in books they have the perfect mixture of danger, alpha-ness, and caring. In real life they tend to be real jerks, but hey, that is why I read so much ;).

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

    1. You know, it may be useful if I added an email to this comment . . . just a thought, sorry about that!

      dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

    2. Thank you, Alicia. An email does make it easier to reach you in the event of a win. :)And yes, in books I can make those bad boys do my bidding. Hehehe!

  8. I honestly don't know why bad boys are so appealing. Maybe the air of danger and mystery that surrounds them. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jyl22075 at gmail dot com

    1. For sure, Jyl. It's so tempting to take a walk on the wild side once in a while. :)

  9. What a creative way to have your character, Bad Boy Blake interviewed here! Gave me a smile! Love 'bad boys' who appear bad 'n dangerous on the outside but are the good guys on the inside. Many sales!

    1. Thank you, Sun! This kind of interview is lots of fun. :)

  10. Nice interview. I like that they don't care about anyone's opinion.


    1. True enough, bn. Those bad boys tend to be leaders, not followers. Most don't give a darn, but give 'em the right woman...

  11. The winners of a free download of Bad Boy Blake are:
    Elyzabeth M Valey, Miriam Whitewolf, and Ann Q.
    Congratulations! Thank you to all who participated and helped me celebrate my new release.