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September 3rd, 2008, 08:55 PM
Here's the blurb for my debut title from Samhain Publishing. I can't wait to share the cover with you all. It's beautiful!
“Tea for Two” by Shelley Munro (http://samhainpublishing.com/authors/shelley-munro)
Genre: Contemporary Romance (http://samhainpublishing.com/category/contemporary-romance/)
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
Cover art by
Lies and secrets have a way of returning to bite a girl in the butt…
Hayley Williams thought she was past the screwing-up stage of her life. These days, she wears her good girl persona well—except when she moonlights as a gypsy tea leaf reader in order to earn money to buy her own home. There’s something about Sam Norville, though, that prods her inner imp back to life. A chance meeting, a margarita…okay, two…a stolen kiss, and suddenly she’s back in hot water.
Sam, a successful businessman, doesn’t believe in love at first sight. Not anymore. For him, involvement with any woman means risking a run-in with the tabloid press. But his mysterious gypsy lover keeps him coming back, keeps him prodding her for more…like the truth. Of course it’s not love. No, sir. Sam only does lust.
Hayley knows she shouldn’t want Sam, especially since she lied to him. The right thing to do? Shove that naughty imp off her shoulder and come clean. But at pesky imp just won’t budge…
Warning: There be lies and secrets ahead, wrapped in pretty bows with margaritas, a one-night stand, fortune telling and a gypsy. Oh, and tea. Lots and lots of pots of tea.
Coming very soon: 14 October 2008!!
September 15th, 2008, 04:35 PM
And here's the cover. Isn't it pretty???
September 25th, 2008, 06:12 AM
“Dance with me again,” he said, tugging her to her feet effortlessly.
Hayley acquiesced without protest. If they were dancing, she didn’t have to think quite as hard. She could just feel.
On the dance floor, he swept her into his arms, their lower limbs brushing with exquisite slowness. Hayley swallowed, trying to control her excitement. She’d made her decision when she’d given him a false name. A one-night stand. Dare she? With a determined playboy? At least that’s what the papers reported. Sam Norville was a dedicated playboy.
And she was considering…oh, dear. She was bad. Even thinking about a one-night stand. Hayley pressed her cheek against his leather jacket and smiled dreamily. Could a secretary be a bad girl during her off-duty hours? Maybe, maybe not. Well, she’d see how the night progressed. She ignored her conscience screaming about impulsiveness and consequences. The memories of her parents’ lectures… Couldn’t a girl have a little fun on her birthday? Maybe he didn’t feel the same sexual currents she did. Perhaps she was making a huge fool of herself, providing a little entertainment for the playboy.
Their bodies swayed. Barely moving, their limbs brushed and bumped together when they collided with other laughing dancers. His nearness, his intoxicating citrus scent overwhelmed her, kept adding to the daring thoughts already dancing through her head. She tingled all over, the heat from his touch pulling her nipples to tight beads beneath the cups of her silky bra.
They continued to dance, holding each other close, hands wandering and lazily exploring. She felt the hard ridge of his erection brushing against her stomach. Gradually she let herself believe that this attraction, this thing between them went both ways.
“What would you do if I danced you into a dark corner and kissed you?” he asked during a break in the music.
“I’m not sure.” Liar, her subconscious taunted. Her body warmed and her limbs became heavy, her pulse skittering alarmingly out of control. She glanced up at him and winked. “Why don’t you try it and find out?” He could do just about anything to her, if he kept talking in that low, husky voice.
He stared at her for a long second, and she swallowed, her nerves doing a real number on her knees. His sudden smile sent her pulse lurching madly and her stomach fluttering. Those margaritas were tricky little suckers, sneaking up on a girl without warning.
“Come on,” he whispered. “I want to see if my imagination is good.”
Hayley’s breath whooshed out in a gusty sigh, her conscience shrieked at her, but she accepted his hand and, after collecting her bag, let him lead her through the crowd of laughing people and downstairs to the main pub. It was an old one with lots of small nooks and cozy private areas within the main building.
“How far away is this dark corner you’re talking about?”
Coming to Samhain Publishing on 14 October
September 25th, 2008, 08:36 PM
This sounds good Shelley. :biggrin:
September 26th, 2008, 04:55 AM
great Shelley :notworthy:
September 29th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Thanks, Hollie. It's not long until this one comes out. Have you entered my contest at my website?
September 29th, 2008, 10:52 PM
This story sounds great Shelley.
I love the cover!
September 29th, 2008, 10:55 PM
It's pretty isn't it? I like looking at it, too.
September 29th, 2008, 11:15 PM
September 30th, 2008, 04:26 AM
I entered Shelley I like the sound of this one
September 30th, 2008, 06:11 PM
I entered the contest as well.
October 14th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Woohoo! Tea for Two is out today at Samhain Publishing.
Here's the link to an excerpt.
Read an excerpt or purchase online
October 14th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Congrats Shelley! :huepfen017:
January 13th, 2009, 03:42 PM
I was very excited to learn TEA FOR TWO (https://www.mybookstoreandmore.com/shop/product.da/tea-for-two) won the 5 Heart Sweetheart award from The Romance Studio (http://www.theromancestudio.com/) this week.
http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog/wp-content/TeaForTwo200x300.jpg This week’s 5 Heart Sweetheart…
“Ms. Shelley Munro is quickly becoming a must read author. I enjoy her style and her approach to her varied plots. These two main characters were certainly no exception. The storyline was full of secrets (from both Hayley and Sam). The more time the couple spent together, the less likely it became that Sam would buy into his family’s theory that Norville’s fell in love at first sight. Ms. Munro has such an appealing way of revealing her story that it is impossible to put down the book.” - Brenda Talley.
Thanks so much to The Romance Studio and all the readers who voted for Tea For Two!
January 14th, 2009, 12:55 AM
How wonderful! Congratulations Shelley!
January 14th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Thanks, Julie. I was really thrilled to receive the award.
January 14th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Cheerleader Congratulations Shelley I still need to get this one but it's on my wish list
January 16th, 2009, 03:55 PM
May 30th, 2009, 05:02 PM
I had lots of fun making this trailer for my book Tea For Two (http://www.shelleymunro.com/books/tea-for-two/). My hubby thought I was very clever, but I have to be honest and say it wasn’t difficult once I worked out what I was doing.
Tea For Two is coming out in print on 1 August and is available for pre-order (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1605043427?ie=UTF8&tag=shelleymunro-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1605043427) now. Enjoy the movie!
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May 31st, 2009, 04:38 PM
That was cute Shelley!
May 31st, 2009, 05:19 PM
I love the trailer Shelley. It's very cute.
June 1st, 2009, 05:21 AM
Thanks Dani and Bec. I enjoy doing trailers, even though they take me away from writing!
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