Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Night of Southern Comfort by Robin Covington Blog Tour Stop

One night of passion...

Detective Jackson Cantrell never imagined that one night with an irresistible stranger would turn his life upside down. He’s spent years living in the shadows, but Dr. Michaela Roarke awakened a passion inside him he'd buried years ago.

He never expected the woman would turn out to be the governor's daughter...and his next assignment. The governor blackmails Jackson to secretly watch over Michaela and protect her from a stalker, or kiss his dream job at the FBI good-bye. Swearing to keep things strictly professional, Jackson moves in with Michaela. Too bad his heart can't keep the same promise.

But when the stalker's attacks quickly escalate beyond mere photographs to bodily harm, Jackson must race to save Michaela's life. And he’ll have to figure out how to keep her once she discovers his lie.

HOLY BATMAN AND ROBIN!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know about anyone else but I have to say that Entangled has cornered the market in romance and bad boys. They have had a succession of books that will knock you off your feet and keep you wishing there was more and more of those bad boys to read. In A Night of Southern Comfort Robin has taken on a roller coaster ride where suspense and romance leaves you breathless.

Lord have mercy on me can I just say that Jackson Andrew Cantrell is a man I NEED TO CLONE! *******SWOON WORTHY******* Dr. Michaela Roarke has just hit the jackpot with him. In ANOSC we meet Jack and Kayla at a bar where Jack is playing pool with his buddies when he spots a beautiful lady looking at him. Kayla is sitting down at the bar when she spots a GORGEOUS guy playing pool and she decides she is going to let her hair down and have a one night stand before she starts her new life. Unbeknownst to Kayla she is in danger and someone is stalking her.

As she has her one night of passion it comes back to bite her in the butt when her father the governor calls her home and starts to ask her questions about her indiscretion. As she looks back on her one night of passion she can not forget the face of the man she thinks about everyday and wishes to be with him to have more passion like she did on that one night. Her father has just informed her she will have someone watching over her at all times until this stalker is caught and as she is arguing with her father and telling him he need not worry in walks her one night stand. What is a girl to do when she is face to face with her one night stand that is now going to be her protector? Will she trust him enough to save her or will she run him off?

All Jackson wants to do is get his job back at the FBI. He screwed up and he knows he does not deserve another chance but the FBI is his life. He misses his work wants desperately to go back to it. So when the governor calls and wants Jackson to watch over his daughter with the promise of reinstating his job with the FBI Jackson can't refuse. That is until he walks in and see the girl of his dreams, his one night stand. What will Jackson do? Will he open his heart and let Kayla in or will he shut her out and get his job back with the FBI? What will he do to protect her? Will he be able to catch the stalker in time to save the girl of his dreams?

Come along for the ride of a lifetime and feel the passion burn between two people. You will not be disappointed! Happy Reading and I look forward to more reads from Entangled.

About this author:
On my fortieth birthday, I decided that having a mid-life crisis and finding a boy-toy were far too tacky, so I delved a little deeper into the “bucket list” and pulled out the long-shelved dream of becoming an author. Now, I spend my time writing sizzling romance where the hero and heroine can’t keep their hands off each other.

I don't miss the boy-toy at all.

Happily exploring the theme of fooling around and falling in love, my stories burn up the sheets . . . one page at a time.

My debut novel, A NIGHT OF SOUTHERN COMFORT, is available now from the Indulgence Imprint at Entangled Publishing.

I am a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Washington Romance Writers, a faculty member at Romance University, a member of the Waterworld Mermaids, and a guest contributor to the Happy Ever After blog at USA Today.
I live in Maryland with my hilarious husband, brilliant children, and ginormous puppy.

Twitter: @RobinCovington
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Good morning readers,
Today we have the lovely Robin Covington interviewing with us. She has written a book called A Night Of Southern Comfort and Lord have mercy on me because that story is H-A-W-T of the press! ***winks if you know what I mean***

I love me some Southern men and their manners and the way they carry themselves. They are true gentleman and in this day and age it is hard to find one. Robin thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to answer a few questions for us readers. I read the book in one sitting because I just had to see what happened between Jackson and Kayla and I am so glad I did. Well enough of my ramblings here are a few questions we or actually I am dying to know that answers to.

What was Kayla feeling after her one night stand with Jackson?
She was feeling a little uneasy because she had never done anything like that before and a little worried that it would come back and bit her in the . . . umm, bottom. But, she as also feeling very good about being brave enough to do it and it gave her confidence as she started her new life. On top of that she was regretting the fact she’d left that delicious naked man in that bed all by himself . . . wouldn’t you?

Why was Kayla so guarded with her heart? I know being the governor’s daughter must not have been easy.
It wasn’t easy at all since the governor was a total bastard. Kayla learned the hard way to be careful about showing her feelings or with letting anyone get close. It hard-wired into her to keep people at arms length since she’d been let down and betrayed over and over again. Jackson was the perfect guy since he had no idea who she was.

What was going on in Jackson’s mind when he decided to take the job of guarding the governor’s daughter?
He was torn. Now, Jackson is one of the good guys but he didn’t know how to function without the job and he’d screwed up and lost it. Now, he had the perfect chance to get I back if he did this job for the Governor but he also liked Kayla and cared about what happened to her. He was between a rock and a hard place and convinced himself that he could serve two masters.

When Jackson found out it was Kayla what was his immediate reaction?
Surprise – and he isn’t surprised often. And, then he was excited to see her again. He’d thought about her more often than he was comfortable with and his immediate reaction was to give a big, internal fist pump. 

If you could pick one song that describes Jackson and Kayla on their first encounter what would it be and why?
Lookin’ for a Good Time by Lady Antebellum. It is fun and flirty and totally epitomizes the thought that they could keep this physical and nothing more.

Where do Jackson and Kayla see themselves in 3 years?
Living in Elliott in a house they built on a few acres under the shadow of the mountains. I think that Kayla will want to have a baby on the way by then and the thought scares Jackson sh*tless but he’ll just follow along with her because he lives to see her happy.

Can you give us 7 random facts about Jackson and Kayla that we did not read about?
Jackson loves to hunt.
Kayla is planning to visit her brother in Spain for the first time.
Jackson called Lucky first when he was shot and in the hospital.
Kayla visits her mother’s grave very year on the anniversary of her death
Kayla went to my alma mater for college. ; )
Jackson worries the most about Beck – he sees the reckless streak in him and it bothers him.

Robin thank you again for coming on A Diary Of A Book Addict to answer our questions. I look forward to reading more from you. I love me some ***SWOON WORTHY MEN***

Thank you for having me! I’m excited to report that my editor gave me the greenlight on the rest of the “The Boys” series and they will be out in 2013. Lucky is next and will find himself involved with Teague’s little sister! Then Teague will meet his match in Vegas and Beck will face a woman from his past. Fun stuff!

Mr. Sex-on-a-Stick took his last shot and accepted the congratulatory thumps on the back from his friends. He didn’t smile in response, just quirked his full, sensual lips and turned to face her head-on with an expression full of hot promise. Catcalls and low whistles from his friends drifted across the crowded bar.

Come on, handsome. Don’t let me strike out at my first real bar pickup.

The breath she didn’t realize she was holding whooshed out as he separated himself from his friends and headed over to her. His movements were precise, controlled, and deliciously predatory. He possessed the confident demeanor of either military or law enforcement. He definitely wasn’t a paper-pushing warlord or a politico. Years of experience trained her to spot those guys a mile away. No, his mask of control was one born of the need for survival, much like hers.

Okay, big boy. You let me peek behind yours and I’ll let you peek behind mine.

He stopped in front of her, his thigh brushing her leg and setting off a series of sparks underneath her skin. His chocolate brown eyes met hers, filled with the assurance of decadent possibilities.

Michaela opened her mouth and shut it again. Now that he was here, she had no idea what to say. What would Angelina do? Channel your inner Jolie.

She cleared her throat. The result was a sultry, sexy voice she didn’t know she possessed. “May I buy you a drink?”

He glanced at the glass in her hand and nodded.

“A Southern Comfort.” She spoke in the general direction of the bartender, unable to tear herself away from her companion. “Neat.”

He slid onto the stool next her, his leg still against hers and her temperature hovering near the boiling point. He leaned on the bar, creating their own intimate circle as the noise of the busy bar faded into the background. His lips curved into a slight smile.

“Is there something funny?”

“No. Not at all.” His deep voice rumbled in her ear, his warm breath grazed her cheek. “I didn’t take you for the whiskey type.”

“And what type am I?”

He leaned back, examining her ice-blue satin, strapless cocktail dress and matching Manolo Blahnik pumps. She squirmed in her seat as her body responded to the desire pulsing between them.

“Honestly?” He cocked his head. “You strike me as the chardonnay type. A proper drink for a proper lady.”

She laughed. Any other night, his description would have been close to the mark. “Whiskey’s a drink of control and power.” She took another sip and caught his stare over the rim of her glass.

“I see.” He lifted his glass and downed the contents, then turned his full attention back to her. “So…why are you drinking alone?”

“I’m not drinking alone. Now.” Michaela gestured toward his drink and ordered him another when he nodded.

“Okay, so you’re here…?”

“Celebrating my new life.”

“Aahhh.” He lifted his glass to her in salute. “Let me be the first to say that your ex-husband is an idiot.”


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Willa Blair said...

26Terrific interview. I enjoyed getting more of the background on these characters. And I'm looking forward to the next book, too!

Tee said...

Thank you and you will LOVE this story! Happy Reading!

Unknown said...

My book boyfriend is Daemon Black from Obsidian! :)

Kelly said...

It's Dimitri from Vampire Academy. Why, I dunno, he just is! Height, his duster, his personality. Yep!!