Guest Post & Giveaway: Regan Summers

Paranormal romance author Regan Summers is joining us for a guest post today. I enjoyed her debut novel, Don’t Bite the Messenger, which came out last month. Please help me welcome her to the blog. 

I used to think that bodice manufacturers were the cheapest bastards on the planet. According to literature, those things were constantly coming unstrung, or getting ripped and flung into far corners of manor houses and stables.

You see what a romantic I am, focusing on manufacturing rather than the fiery passion that inspired said bodice-ripping?

I actually do believe in love at first sight. I’ve seen it in action. (I was once nearly run over by a car when the driver spontaneously fell in love with a woman jogging in a silver sports bra. Superlative craftsmanship in that garment, by the way.)

So, while I believe in it, I sometimes would rather read about a gradual process. I have, for your amusement, assembled a list of some of the many forms of slow-burning love:

A. The Hate-Love (possibly repeating) – These romances are explosive and often involve traded insults, moonlit confessions, scratch marks, and maybe beach or alley sex, depending on locale. The courtships/battles make the reader hold her breath for the duration of entire scenes (or until fainting becomes imminent). Declarations of love are uttered sparingly and/or withheld beyond the point of frustration. They are amazing.

B. The Blind Leading the Besotted – These are uneven romances. One party is infatuated; the other is obliviously obsessed with important social work, or another party (who is clearly wrong for him or her), or maybe an upcoming weekend trip to the Wis Dells. A relationship exists but it is stunted. And, if the blind does not clue in promptly, can become twisted. These stories range in intensity from nail-biters to throw-the-book-across-the-roomers.

C. Just Friends – Oh, really? Good luck with that, since he/she is the most handsome/beautiful, funny/quirky, considerate/compassionate, and adoring/attentive person you’ll ever know, you moron! These books always Sometimes these books make me yell at them. But only because I care.

D. Suspicious Minds – They are very attracted to each other, but…he may have killed her father! …she may have stolen his Very Important Thingie!! …he could be the third cousin once removed of that plumber who overcharged for but then never fixed the garbage disposal!!! I have no idea what to do with these books but sit on the edge of my seat and read, read, read until done. There isn’t always a lot of smexy time in these books, but that’s probably because having a broken garbage disposal stinks. Literally.

In Don’t Bite the Messenger, Sydney and Malcolm find each other attractive. But they don’t hop from that first meeting straight into love, or anything resembling a real courtship. There is anger, frustration, suspicion, dawning friendship and…I wouldn’t want to spoil it. I hope you’ll have as much fun reading about their explosive journey as I had writing it.

Thank you so much for having me, Jen!

Regan is giving away a copy of her book Don’t Bite the Messenger.  To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can learn more about Regan on her website.  Thanks so much, Regan, for being here today.

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  1. The review is great and the book looks good. Thank you for offering this give-away.

  2. I like the different types of love scenarios she described!

  3. This book looks great and would love to win and read. Love love/hate relationships. Love the books that try so had to hate each other and have a secret yearning for the other person. Great cover and great title.
    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  4. The book sound great. Adding to my TBR list. Thanks!

  5. I really want to get my hands on this book. I will keep my fingers crossed and hope.

  6. This book sounds like a great read! Great interview! Thanks for the chance.

  7. Sounds like a great book!

  8. Susan White says:

    Great interview! Thanks for the giveaway! This book is going on my wishlist but I hope I can win it!

  9. Hilarious interview. I’m sure many men have fallen in love at the site of a silver sports bra. 😉 Anyway, Malcolm and Sydney’s story sounds like something I would like, so thanks for giving us the chance to win a copy!

  10. Great post. Sounds like an interesting book. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.


  11. GREAT review…LOVE the cover! Can’t wait to read MORE!

  12. The book sounds awsome!I loved this post so much! I really would like to read the book =) thank you for the giveaway!

  13. The book sounds amazing! And I LOVE the cover! Adding it to my wishlist!

  14. I enjoyed your post. It was very fun. The book sounds very good.

  15. Thank you for the giveaway Regan, your book, “Don’t Bite the Messenger” sounds Great & I really like your Cover Art, it is very eye-catching.
    Take care,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)

  16. Hi
    This book sounds very interesting.
    I haven’t seen or experienced love at first sight.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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