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6.09.2011

Guest Post and Chance to win a KINDLE!



Please welcome T. Harrison to parajunkee.com . T. Harrison is an erotic romance author currently living in the south with her impish husband, two smallish men and one smallish boxer pup. She can often be found with her nose pressed to the screen of her Kindle, reading red hot erotica, nail biting thrillers or bone chilling horror and paranormals by the small halo of illumination created by her book light. She writes stave off the boredom of living in a small town. Her stories generally fluctuate from urban/contemporary to paranormal romance but, are always dirty.


Inspiration: What aisle is it on again?


Author, T. Harrison
Romance is easily the best selling genre of fiction and it isn’t hard to understand why. With so much going on in our everyday lives, romance readers are looking for an escape--a departure from their everyday lives.  They want to be rescued by the handsome and charming hero. They want all of their dreams to come true. And they want all of that in 90 thousand words or less. As a reader I totally understand where you're coming from. What better place to get lost and fall in love than between the pages of a book? It’s cheap and fulfilling--a win-win. But as a writer it presents a special type of problem--how do you find inspiration if you have to take the readers expectations into consideration? I mean, how the hell do you find the inspiration to write when the same trope has been done six ways to Sunday? You suck it up, that’s how. I realized early on that I have to accept the fact that everything that I could or would write has already been written and my task as a writer is to use those old tropes but put them in a new dress. Hopefully, it isn’t one you can find at your local Walmart with that happy, bouncy sunshine guy declaring a two-fer- one savings. I think I may have achieved that with In Her Closet.



Yves Santiago is not your typical romance heroine. She's flawed. Hugely flawed. And she doesn't make it easy to like her. In my opinion, that makes her interesting. I wanted to give her all those seemingly unredeemable qualities that are usually attributed to the hero. My thinking was, if we can accept those flaws in a hero and forgive them, we should be able to accept the same qualities in a heroine...right?



Time and sales will tell!



Thanks again for having me... And blog readers don't forget to comment to enter your name in a chance to win a KINDLE!

Website: www.dirtyscribbler.com
Twitter: @dirtyscribbler



Fresh off of a night of anonymous sex we join Yves Santiago on the curb for a cigarette. Yves is a self-proclaimed slut who vows to live her life as carelessly as a man and make no apologies for any of it--though her meddling mother and ex-fiancé seem intent on making it difficult for her to do so. She’s determined to avoid anything that looks even remotely like love and escapes most encounters with her heart and her pride intact.

 Then she meets Elijah Weinstein…

Elijah saunters in like a dream proclaiming to be the next great love of her life--a declaration that Yves finds ridiculous, though it doesn't make him any less enticing. With his mossy green eyes, broad, sun-kissed shoulders and a mouth so sensual that it should have an NC-17 rating, Elijah Weinstein is damn near irresistible. She willingly accepts his challenge, certain she will be able to get what she wants without relinquishing her heart.

In her Closet Excerpt:


I pause on the sidewalk to light my cigarette, only slightly aware of the glares I receive from the Sunday morning worshipers trickling out of the church behind me. The first taste of mentholated smoke nudges me closer to wakefulness. I squint and rub my eyes against the bright, mid-morning sunlight. My lashes feel stiff and brittle from sleeping in last night’s make up. I don’t bother taking out my compact to survey the damage. I know it’s a complete wreck.

Why bother faking the funk?

I am making the quintessential walk of shame. That much is made evident by my attire--a large mens dress shirt and break-neck stilettos. I’m sure I was wearing a dress when I stumbled into the South Jersey apartment of the man who belongs to this shirt. An expensive Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress, to be exact. A twenty minute search amongst the discarded clothing at the foot of his bed ended fruitlessly. My only option was to make my escape in the first thing I found that made me decent. I’m thankful to at least have my underwear. There’s nothing worse than sitting bare-assed on a plastic subway seat.

Who knows what sort of communicable diseases you can catch that way?



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105 comments:

Keisha said...

Sounds like a good book

Ktalley28@gmail.com

Mary said...

I would love a chance to review that book! Fantastic post!

mary@guthnur.net

P.S. Spreading the love on twitter :D

Al said...

awesome!

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i tweeted: magnet4taken

Em @ Sash & Em said...

Great post! I'll have to add that to my review list!

Twitter Love: http://twitter.com/#!/EmC_N/status/78832185913782272

-Em

Danny said...

Oh my gosh! Thanks for this giveaway!!! And... she smokes, I do love heroine that smoke ( I know I'm weird...)

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caffeinejunkie said...

Elijah sounds like he is foine like shemar moore.:) caffeinejunkie01@gmail.com

Orchid said...

Sounds like an interesting read, but probably not my kind of read. o_O

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Jen said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway! Thanks. :) (I tweeted too. @RedHotBooks)

T. Harrison said...

Hey! I love this place :) Thanks for stopping by to comment and thanks for the twitter pimpage!

Becky said...

Thanks for the giveaway. The book sounds like a good read too. :)

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abfabgab said...

Yves sounds like a great character.. a boundary breaker!

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soulfulll said...

Crossing, my fingers, toes and eyes lol. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/soulfulll_k/status/78838792395554817

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Margay said...

What a great giveaway!

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Margay said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Margay

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Jasmyn said...

Great give a way. Please enter me.

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Jessica said...

Sounds like a great read! Everyone needs a little irresistible romance!! I bet this is the perfect story to read on a Kindle!! ;)

Miranda @ My Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Another book to add to my TBR pile, thanks for sharing with us.

What a great contest!

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Rex Robot Reviews said...

This is an amazing giveaway!!! Thank you! And the book sounds great :)

Teawench said...

I love that style of writing and I love flawed characters. Who wants perfection all the time? I might have to add to my TBR pile even though I'm not usually a fan of romance.
teawench at gmail dot com
thanks for awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway! :-)

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@MadiganHeart

Tiffany said...

I totally agree with her! Romance is an escape... Great post! Thanks for the chance to win a Kindle!
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Victoria said...

Yay!

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Amanda said...

I agree with her post on romance!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Victoria Zumbrum said...

Sounds like a really good book. Tore923@aol.com

E.J. Stevens said...

Thank you for the *amazing* giveaway!

The final lines of the excerpt made me laugh. "There’s nothing worse than sitting bare-assed on a plastic subway seat. Who knows what sort of communicable diseases you can catch that way?" I love reads with a bit of quirky humor.

xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows
e.j.stevens.author[at]gmail[dot]com

icrad said...

I am adding this to my TBR. I love sexy, complicated, not-your-typical romances, especially with flawed characters. If everyone was perfect there would be no good stories. :)
ohsweeetmama @ yahoo.com

Aanchal@Book Flame said...

I have a feeling I am going to love Yves' character, thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize!
bookflamereviews@gmail.com

Bri said...

thank you, thank you, thank you! I want one SO bad! I'm dying to enter the world of e-readers :)

Thanks!

dark_romance_luvr@hotmail.com

Re-tweeted @dark_romance22

Lesley D said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

drakeLa90 at aol dot com

Tweeted @lesleyboogie

Ash said...

WOW! What a giveaway! Thank you!

And I loved her reminder that everything has been done before, you just have to suck it up and deal with it. I forget that a lot in my own writing and get extremely frustrated as a result.

ashley.mckinsey(at)yahoo(dot)com

BLHmistress said...

Definitely sounds like a hot read, and I am one that love flawed characters you can relate to them more.

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BLHmistress said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/BookLovershaway/status/78869729367949314

★Leila @ Within Pages said...

This was a great post, I enjoyed the excerpt too; its been a while since I have read that genre *intrigued*

★Leila

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★Leila @ Within Pages said...

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Jill said...

Damn, US only :(
But it sounds like a great book!

Sarah said...

Sounds super interesting!!!

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DrkCherry said...

That is one serious walk of shame. Get it girl!

Blogging Books said...

This sounds like a great book! I have just been introduced into this genre, and I'm liking it!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley@TheBloggingBook
bloggingbooks[at]gmail[dot]com

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/theblogginbook/status/78877455389167616

tears_of_fire said...

Sounds like an interesting read :) and a great giveaway, thank you

wade2121 said...

Sounds like Elijah has an interesting challenge. I'd love to read this.

wade 2121 AT gmail DOT com

Alissa said...

A "self-proclaimed slut"? Don't see that too often!

Thanks for the giveaway!


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BookMarc Blogpants said...

"Fresh off of a night of anonymous sex..."
Always the best kind!

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Lolarific said...

wow what an awesome giveaway! thank you for the chance to be in it!

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Saiiツ said...

Sounds like a good book. Awesome Giveaway!!

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The Lovely Getaway said...

old follower here :) thanks so much for having this giveaway! please count me in!

Diana
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Misty Martin said...

Yaaaa, another GREAT BOOK to read. I love your work so far. Would love to have a chance at reading this one.
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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Oh, what wouldn't I give to win a Kindle - but I could make do with a copy of author T. Harrison's book too. I mean, even in that tiny expert it is clear that she writes characters that are surely going to be memorable.

I was chuckling at: "I’m sure I was wearing a dress when I stumbled into the South Jersey apartment of the man who belongs to this shirt."...but by the time I reached "There’s nothing worse than sitting bare-assed on a plastic subway seat. Who knows what sort of communicable diseases you can catch that way?" I was literally laughing out loud!

Thank you SO much for this amazingly generous giveaway. Thank you Rachel/Parajunkee for your awesome blog, and thank you author Harrison for the guest post & giveaway! :D I don't have an e-reader, so this would most definitely be a dream come true! :D

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/inluvwithbookz/status/78906224787193857

~Hira~
GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz
Blog: http://ibetuthinkthisblogisaboutyou.blogspot.com/

wendy said...

I love to read I believe my hubby is just a little jealous lol. Anyway sounds like a must read book and what a awesome giveaway thanks

feiderw AT gmail DOT com

Cara Powers said...

Sometimes I think it might be easier to write to a well-laid-out formula. If only I could figure out which romance line I'd like to try my hand at.

Denise Z said...

Thank you for the fun today - you made me smile. What a wonderful giveaway opportunity, let alone good read - sometimes you just need that chuckle.

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Vivien said...

Sounds great!!
GFC Follower

Vivien
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Rebecca said...

Sounds so good! And an amazing giveaway too! Thanks for the chance to win.
~Rebecca
bendingthespine@gmail.com
www.bendingthespine.blogspot.com

Me My Shelf And I said...

This was amazing thank you so much!
meandmyshelf at gmail dot com

T. Harrison said...

@Cara Powers, I'm surprised that you say that. I feel exactly the opposite. It's really difficult for me to write according to a formula. When I first started writing longer projects I did it with intentions to publish it at this or that place. I found that the work fell flat and most of all, I didn't find it fun to write. It didn't work for me. But, boy howdy, do I wish it did.

nymfaux said...

WOW!!!--I was just excited because I thought the excerpt was super-sexy!!! and then I scrolled down...

I'm a follower and I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/nymfaux/status/78929512221515776

nymfauxx [at] gmail [dot] com

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great book! I tweeted this, and mentioned it on my blog for good measure.

http://twitter.com/#!/L_M_Hicks/status/78927322375401472
http://ufrandr.blogspot.com/2011/06/chance-to-win-kindle.html
shadowdawn(at)gmail(dot)com

The Book Angel said...

Wow, awesome giveaway! I've been a follower for a long time! haha. Thank you so much for the chance! I swear I'm the only person that doesn't own an ereader haha. I don't know how to copy and paste the twitter link but I'll do it anyways! :)

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Laura said...

Awesome! Sure count me in! i'd like to win a kindle!

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/laurabooknerd/status/78932370799075329

Thanks!
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Barbara said...

I'd love to win a Kindle. weirdmuser at gmail dot com.

Danielle Lee Zwissler said...

Awesome cover, sweet contest, would you like to do a guest spot on my blog? Let me know:)

Anonymous said...

Sounds fun!

Melissa
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Jasmine Marie said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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Stephanie Ann said...

Cool! Thanks so much!

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laceyinthesky said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This book's going on my TBR list.

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throuthehaze said...

Great post and thanks for the amazing giveaway!

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/throuthehaze/status/78950427315552256

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Jen said...

Sweet! Nice Giveaway...:)
Jennifer
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rissatoo said...

"...sitting bare-assed on a plastic subway seat." HA! This line made me giggle-snort and add this title to my TBR! Looking forward to reading it.

Let's see... Comment (& follower), Check. Tweet, Check. Guess I'll just sit here with my fingers crossed for the Kindle now... ;)

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AsianCocoa said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I'm curious to see how much I dislike this character.
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Julie said...

This does sound like an interesting book! And of course, a Kindle wouldn't be so bad, either!! I've been trying to save up money for one but this danged economy and 6 kids are not cooperating! Thanks for such an awesome, awesome giveaway! I knew there was a reason I followed your blog :) lol
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Jen B. said...

Oh, the irony. There are 69 comments before mine. Maybe have followed this book around the web as much as I was able. It sounds really interesting. The premise is different. Thanks for the chance to win a Kindle. That would be a great thing to win.
jepebATverizonDOTnet

Heather G said...

Sounds like a great book. Totally for sure putting it on my to read list. Thanks for the giveaway!

I tweeted: @hmgarrison

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Bunny Cates, bunnycates.com said...

Great giveaway!

I tweeted: BunnyCates is my twitter...

bunny at bunnycates.com
THANKS!!!

Books Ahoy said...

Awesome post!!! I retweeted: @booksahoy15

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helpmerhonda72 said...

Looks good, so does that kindle! Lol! Thanks for the post.

John Dax said...

I love that excerpt! I think I know someone who definitely needs to read this.

helpmerhonda72 said...

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Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

Fantastic excerpt! And there is nothing like a great escape like a good romance novel.

Jess @ мαувє ιтѕ ℓσνє said...

It sounds amazing!
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Grace said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm definitely putting the book on my TBR as well.

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Rie Conley said...

Sounds great!

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Mflick1 said...

Look at all the comments!

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Rachel Leigh said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much. This book sounds awesome!
Rachel Leigh
TheOneRing111 at gmail dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I read the summary and I can see how she would fall for elijah! Thank you for the contest!!

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/in_the_hammock/status/79021983584624642

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

I'll have to look for this author.

Great contest, thank you!

ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com

Bookish Brunette said...

AWESOMENESS!!! Thanks chick!

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Lisa said...

I love that she is trying to live life as a man would.

Lisa, bell198(at)aol(dot)com

Sandy said...

Oh, I'm intrigued. I don't usually read anything that isn't YA but I like how blunt this character is! :)

thanks to the both of you for this awesome post!

mfay2 said...

Thanks for the opportunity!
Tweeted: https://twitter.com/mfay2/status/79039747976216576

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Anonymous said...

thank you for the giveaway
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Heidi Sutherlin said...

Sounds like another one to add to my mutating and rapidly multiplying "to read" list. :) Thanks for the excerpt!

Jamie said...

Sounds like a great book.

jas1195@hotmail.com

Kati R said...

T-
Ahh!! Love the excerpt.
It's always nice to have a fresh spin on a story that's been told so many times. Best of luck on your writing endeavors.
Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Kati R
romancingrakes AT gmail DOT com
I TWEETED

inga said...

Good post and I really liked excerpt!
Thanks for the giveaway!

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inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/

Tracy Smith said...

Thank you for having such a nice giveaway. You have such a great blog!

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my life with books -kjovus said...

I can only wish for Kindle right now. Thanks for chance to win one! I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/jenniferkjovus/status/79233706287575040
PJ I think your blog is the most educational once I follow. I love it! (oh and it rocks the para too)
Jennifer
kjovus at gmail dot com
kjovus.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/eoliva3/status/79254219143659520
Erika
letstalkaboutbooks.erika(at)gmail(dot)com

Alyssa @ Hesperia Loves Books said...

Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

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Tweet Link: http://twitter.com/#!/hesperialovesbk/status/79259015846182912

Alyssa @ Hesperia Loves Books

Anonymous said...

Oh wow I would love to win a kindle thanks for the opportunity and a chance to win one!! *fingers crossed* Btw the book sounds great adding it to my TBR list!!
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Anonymous said...

Oh I would love to win a kindle. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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Alisa said...

Wow, thanks for the wonderful opportunity! The book looks good, may have to add it to my TBR list :0)

Lindsey said...

I would LOVE to win a Kindle and read your novels!

Heidi V said...

Sounds like an exciting read!

Thanks
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Heidi V said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/HeidiVargas/status/79585665007878144

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Jen said...

Wow!Sounds like a very racy read indeed! Lol

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Jen said...

Posted giveaway on twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/JenLD0336/status/79592386170331137

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