Guest Blog: Christine Warner

June 14, 2013 Feature, Giveaway, Guest Blog 0


Thank you Sizzling Hot Books for letting me take over your blog for awhile. This is my third visit and I always have a wonderful time.

Today, in celebration of Bachelor’s Special—my latest release from the Indulgence line at Entangled Publishing—I’d like to share my top ten list of favorite snippets.

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So let’s get started…

Christine’s TOP TEN snippets from Bachelor’s Special

1.Jill stared him steadily in the eyes, then licked her lips. “Can I

think about it and get back to you?”

He laughed. “Nope, this offer is one-time only.” He glanced at

his watch. “You have sixty seconds.”


2.Her future wouldn’t be filled with sexy, billionaire bachelors

who lived in mansions and drove exotic cars and smelled of

sandalwood. Daydreams and fantasies needed to be checked at

the door, because right now she had to put on her party face, pour

some coffee, and cut cake.


3.Bitterness filled Chet’s stare. How could she make him see

the truth? Jill’s stomach rolled with a deep, overwhelming sense

of loss. “You act like you’re the last man on earth.”

“Sometimes when you look at me, I feel like it.”

Good to know she sucked at hiding her emotions.

She needed to get away. Escape to the privacy of her room

to absorb their conversation and try to make sense of it all. She

brushed past him. When she cleared the arch, she stopped and

spun in his direction, squaring her shoulders.

“Just because I want to have it all, doesn’t mean I want to

have it all with you!


4.He tossed the towel on the counter. “I’m attracted to you, and

after that zipper-popping kiss, I’m going to assume the feeling’s



5.“Is this the payback you’re expecting? You offer to help me

with my catering business, even so far as co-signing for a loan, and

all I have to do is lay back, close my eyes, and grit my teeth while

you have your way with me?”

A vein hammered along the side of his neck. “I seriously

doubt you’ll be gritting your teeth, unless it’s to stop yourself from

screaming my name.”


6.He turned and stepped onto the diving board. He bounced

along the surface as he made his way over the water. When he

looked at Jill’s bathing cap covering her head, he held back his

grin. The neon rubber flowers reminded him of something his

grandmother would’ve worn, but there the similarity ended.

Everything beneath that cap was far from making him think of



7.Chet moved toward the arch, stopping before he made his

way to the foyer. His aftershave wafted around her, the subtleness

overpowering the food aromas filling the kitchen. “If you change

your mind about dinner, throw an extra place setting on the table.”

“Thanks. I will.” She smiled. Not a chance. Danger, Will

Robinson, danger. Keep as far away from this man as possible. His

hotness would be the death of her.


8. Jill’s patience thinned. “There was no sleeping involved.”

“Excuse me. Doing the nasty, bumping uglies, the horizontal

mamba, the old in and out—”

“Shut up!” Jill pulled the cell from her ear.

“Jeez. You’re acting like you committed murder or something.

Yes, you had sex. Oh my God! Calm down.” Mel said. “How was



9.Gina had followed Jill into the kitchen, empty-handed, on

the first trip and leaned her hip against the counter. From there

she hadn’t moved. Each time Jill came back into the kitchen,

laden down with an armful of dishes, the other woman studied

the kitchen as if she visited a foreign land and didn’t speak the



10.In the soft red glow of the instrument panel, he looked like

a superhero. One on a mission.

Rescuing a damsel in distress.

In this movie script, she’d play the damsel. Her knees

weakened at the idea.

What would his superpower be? Maybe he’d fly, turn invisible,

read minds, which he kind of already did. No. No, she knew exactly

what his superpower would be.

She choked on her laugh, and he glanced at her and chuckled,

too. Like he was in on her joke.

Yes, Chet Castle’s superpower would be the ability to

disintegrate underwear from any female form.



What should a woman do when sparks fly in the kitchen? Ignite the fire! Especially if it’s a man as sexy as businessman Chet Castle creating the friction. 🙂


Author Christine Warner has created a recipe for romance that’s spicy hot in her debut novel Bachelor’s Special that you don’t want to miss! And her blog tour is just around the corner, running June 10th through July 5th, 2013.


A bit about Bachelor’s Special:


Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.


Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.


Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…



A bit about Christine:

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website.



Twitter under @ChristinesWords:!/ChristinesWords

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Thank you .for participating in Christine’s tour. I hope to see you at her dinner party where the main course is the Bachelor’s Special!


The excerpt I’m sharing has a little taste from both Jill and Chet’s perspective. ENJOY!




Her body hummed as his smile wavered. Although he wore

sunglasses, she’d bet her last dollar his gaze swept across her chest,

lingering on the betrayal of her pert nipples pushing against the

fabric of her suit.

Until this moment, shyness had never been a trait she

possessed. Air stalled in her lungs, her palms grew sweaty, and

she itched to cover herself with a towel. Even though her replica

vintage swimsuit hid more than most sets of women’s underwear,

she felt too exposed. She turned to the side slightly and folded her

legs up. Not that it helped, but it made her feel a bit less exposed.

Chet slid his feet from his sandals, brushing a hand through

his hair. The heat from the sun wasn’t the only thing scorching her

skin. She trickled several droplets of water over her arms, but she

couldn’t drag her focus from his toned flesh.

Jill soaked in his ripped abs and the obvious package of

goodies covered by his brown swimsuit—the same sexy brown as

his hair. Damn, did a man have a right to fill out a pair of swimming

trunks like that? Flecks of hair, just enough to give him a manly

appeal, covered the etched muscles of his long, tan legs.

She licked her lips, hoping she could still speak. “Do you want

some privacy?” Yes, say yes. She needed an excuse to make an

escape without coming off like someone desperate to be making

an exit.


Hell no, he didn’t want privacy. Through the shield of his sunglasses,

he inspected her body from the tips of her pink-painted toenails

to the top of her brightly flowered swimming cap. Did people still

actually wear those things? “No, you look comfortable. Stay and

enjoy the day.”

“Oh…are you sure?”


Amazed at his own ability to talk without his tongue hitting

the cement, Chet turned to throw his towel and sunglasses on a

nearby lounge chair. Damn.

The red and white polka-dot halter-style suit featured a tight

bodice, but her slender hips and shapely thighs hiding beneath

a matching skirt grabbed his attention until all oxygen left his

blood. Even showing less skin than the average girl on the beach,

she far exceeded sexy and alluring.

Get a grip, Castle. She’s off limits, no matter how delectable.

He turned and stepped onto the diving board. He bounced

along the surface as he made his way over the water. When he

looked at Jill’s bathing cap covering her head, he held back his

grin. The neon rubber flowers reminded him of something his

grandmother would’ve worn, but there the similarity ended.

Everything beneath that cap was far from making him think of





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