Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Show & Tell Tuesday: Barb Han & Seducing Avery

Okay, the fact that I can write seducing anything in a title of a blog makes me grin. Welcome to show and tell Tuesday! I have a treat for you today. I met the following author over a year ago now, but she is probably one of the sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure to hang out with. She's funny, kind, thoughtful and always has a smile. She's also quick with a joke and actually likes mine! (Yes, I know, not everyone can be perfect!)

So without rattling the bag too much, here is the lovely Barb Han. Be sure to show her some love!

About Barb Han


Barb Han lives in North Texas with her husband, has three beautiful children, a spunky Golden Retriever/Standard Poodle mix, and too many books to count. Her debut novel, SEDUCING AVERY, is available now for Kindle, and all other formats January 16th. When Barb’s not writing, researching, or otherwise getting lost in a story, she volunteers at her children’s school, is in the kitchen ‘creating’ dinner, or can be found on or around a basketball court. Writing contemporary romance and romantic suspense has been a dream come true for Barb—something she’s wanted to do for as long as she can remember.  She loves to travel and many of the places she visits end up in her books. Barb is a graduate of The University of North Texas, and holds a bachelor degree in journalism.

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Seducing Avery
Seducing Avery 

Avery McAdams believes in order to truly be herself she needs to keep her head down, her guard up and her focus on her career. Until she’s hired by sexy, charismatic Ryker Li to pull off the event of the century, and he shows up personally to convince her to handle his next party. When she meets him face-to-face, she realizes a piece of her wants him to see her as attractive, which goes against everything she’s convinced herself she believes.

Rich, powerful Ryker has made an art form of getting what he wants, when he wants it, and then moving on. But something about Avery makes him want to stick around. When he finds everything he never dreamed to look for in a woman, can the billionaire playboy commit to the biggest deal of all?

Or will a lifetime of mistrust and suspicion turn them forever into rivals?

Excerpt:

Avery figured one word from Ryker was all it usually took to get heads nodding and feet scrambling. And yet, there she stood, watching him as though he were about to make off with her family’s silver.
His lips curled into that arrogant but devastating trademark smile. “Let me know when you’re ready to play anything besides this cat and mouse game. You can start by telling me who you really are.”

“My family name? Well that's none of your business. Or anyone else’s for that matter.” She heard her own voice rise and quiver toward the end of her sentence defensively. She took a lot of pride in her accomplishments, especially because she hadn't used her family name to get them.

She’d worked for them. Hard. And no one had the right to dig into her past or question her history.

“Covering tracks are you?” he asked. “The hallmark of a good thief.”

She froze as his gaze landed hard on hers. He was trying to rattle her. Fine. She’d be damned if she’d bite. Instead, she leaned back and folded her arms. “You had me investigated. Why don’t you tell me who I am?”

Cold, calculating anger scored his brown eyes. “As a general rule I like to know who I’m doing business with beforehand. The only reason for the investigation.” Ryker’s gaze narrowed to slits. “What I’d like to know is why you’re so determined to refuse my job.”

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me here today, Heather. And don't you start any nasty rumors about me being sweet. :-) You ARE funny. Seriously funny. Laugh-out-loud-snort-coffee funny. And with a last name like Long, you shouldn't sell yourself short. Oiy-vey. I'm going to need that second cup of coffee.

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  2. laugh-out-loud-snort-coffee funny, that's right, you heard it here first--I can kill you with coffee--oh wait, she meant funny. Damn, that's harder. Thanks for coming to play today Barb!

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  3. Can't wait to read the book, Barb. I'm going to need a signed copy to add to my collection, and don't worry, I won't tell anyone you're sweet. How about spicy? Does that work?

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  4. Nice. Love it, Jeanne! Thanks for stopping by. I finally figured out kindlegraph so I can sign e-reader copies. Woot!

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  5. I've got to say the cover alone snagged my attention but the blurb closed the deal. Love strong characters and prickly tension. TBR!

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    1. You just made my day, Mackenzie! I hope you enjoy the story.

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  6. Hmm, sweet? Can we talk honestly here? You know, just between friends.

    Okay, just joking, truth is, she's sweet and funny. I had the good fortune to read Seducing Avery pre-publication and was thrilled when Barb received the contract offer. It's an awesome, sexy, fast read!

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    1. Um, Jerrie, need I remind you that you're bound by critique partner oath here...so what were you saying? JK. Thanks for swinging by!

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  7. Well, that excerpt had me at devastating trademarks smile. My kind of read, Barb. Off to order. So pleased to learn more about you!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Donnell! I do hope you enjoy it. p.s. You also made my day!!

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    2. My pleasure! Can't wait to dig in!

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  8. You are a fabulous writer, Seducing Avery is next up on my to-read list! I hope this whole Kindle thing sends sales soaring!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment and the good thoughts for sales, Diana! I hope it works out with Kindle too, and more importantly, I hope you enjoy the book. :-)

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  9. Barb,
    Great excerpt! I really enjoyed it! Looks like a great book for my TBR pile.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Larissa! I hope you enjoy the story!!

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