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The Pets of Vegas Top Guns
Personally, I think a person’s choice in pets says a lot about them. Carrie left me to write this post because she’s a cat person. A complete, unshifting cat person, so she doesn’t get the differences between pets.
For example, Eric and Trish from Bare Knuckle would have a bulldog. Because Trish has a soft heart, of course, and those ugly-cute puppies would just melt her into a puddle. She’d take one look at that wrinkly face and turn into a squee-fest. Eric’s kind of a sucker for her, because…well, who wouldn’t be? She’s a gorgeous showgirl with a heart of gold. He’d buy the puppy. He’d probably do the whole wrap it up in a box with holes in the top and a big red bow for Christmas, because he’d know that would make her happy. (And then he’d grunt “here” as he handed it to her, because he doesn’t talk much.)
Liam and Sunny from Hard Way would have a labrador, because Liam would do the research and discover that they’re excellent family dogs. But then they’d also have a cat with a fluffy tail and Sunny would point out that’s not so family friendly when their baby girl pulled the poor kitty’s tail. And Sunny would let the fluffy kitty hang out on her desk when she’s working from home.
Mike and Leah probably wouldn’t have a pet. They’re really involved with each other, and it probably wouldn’t be a good idea for them to have anything when they take off for spur of the moment vacations. I don’t see them ever having kids, honestly, so they’d get to go away for a lot of things. Including visits to naughty sex clubs. (Oh hey, we wrote a little freebie about that.)
Jon and Heather of Inside Bet would have a cat. Something sleek and graceful that would like high perches and pretending it was the sphinx. It would be difficult to pet and only really like Heather. Jon would grumble about the fur that got all over his expensive three-piece suits, but he wouldn’t really mean it because he takes everything out to be dry cleaned anyway. He’d probably buy it a too-expensive collar with sparkles on it. Real sparkles. Like semi-precious stones levels. And Heather would roll her eyes at him, but let him put it on the cat anyway.
Cass and Ryan would have too many dogs and cats. A handful of each, probably. The thing is, they’d never really be able to pass a lost dog on the side of the road without stopping, even if they were in formal attire and mess dress uniform on their way to an official event. So they’d have all the strays that they couldn’t find homes for, like a dog with three legs and a blind cat. Because Cass has the most giant heart ever. (Ryan does too, but don’t tell him that. He likes to think he’s a big bad Lieutenant Colonel. Well, he is a Lt Col now, but it’s the big bad part that doesn’t match with big giant heart.)
So see? Totally telling about the characters’ frame of reference. Like, I may work this into character worksheets from now on. I think it says a lot about them. Carrie’s daughter recently did a classroom poll to discover what the favorite pet was…Dog won by a mile, but she was totally surprised that birds didn’t get any votes. …I think I’ll give my next character a bird. If it fits who they are. 😉
After a near-fatal plane crash, fighter pilot Captain Eric “Kisser” Donaghue is a changed man. By day he labors to regain his confidence in the cockpit. By night he moonlights as an off-Strip boxer, fighting for prize money to pay for his younger brother’s third stint in rehab.
In the ring, no one cares he once had a face that launched a thousand one-night stands—and neither does Eric. He’s only there to win. Yet he can’t take his eyes off the new ring girl, a glitz-meets-pageant-queen vision of blonde perfection.
Down on her luck but not quite out, Vegas showgirl Trish Monroe lives for the spotlight. The scarred, steely-eyed loner who stares at her from his corner of the ring gives Trish an extra reason to strut her stuff.
Curiosity and the temptation of a no-strings good time bring them together. The discovery of their secret fetishes—she likes to show off, he likes to watch—turns mere sexual chemistry into a fiery exploration of matched passions. They’re a natural fit. Trust in love, however, is harder to earn than trust in bed, especially when this beauty and beast hide even from themselves.
Warning: This book contains a Sin City-style Beauty and the Beast love story, lots of naughty pics and vids, adrenaline-pumped base jumping, and a set of very important note cards. Oh, and as always, an incredibly hot fighter pilot.
What the critics are saying:
“The duo behind Katie Porter goes out with a bang in the last of their phenomenal ‘Vegas Top Guns’ series.” ~ RT Book Reviews 4½ Stars
“It’s deliciously explicit details is guaranteed to ignite the fire within readers.” ~ Fresh Fiction
“These characters have depth, the sex scenes are hot, and the reader will root for this pair.” – Library Journal
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