27 August 2012

Guestpost & Giveaway: Katie Porter - The Playboy with a Heart of Gold

The Playboy with a Heart of Gold
By Katie Porter

Jon from Inside Bet is super studly and awesome.

I’ll tell you a little secret: this is Lorelie [http://loreliebrown.com] writing this blog post and Carrie Lofty gave me that sentence as a joke intro when we were sketching out this post. But it’s true. Totally. And if he were real, Carrie would completely have a crush on him.

Well, who wouldn’t love a sexy man with deep pockets and a secret smushy side?

The thing is, Jon Carlisle grew up with money. Buckets of it. His family is rolling it, and it could have affected the way he sees the world. In a way, it has. Jon likes the good things in life. He drives an Aston Martin DBS, after all. Have you seen those beasts? One of the sexiest sports cars on the planet. When he takes Heather to a hotel, there’s no fifty-buck-a-night hotbox for a man like him. No. They go all out.

Heather stepped inside…and dropped her jaw. The suite was massive. To the left of the marble entryway was a half bath and a coat closet. Beyond there waited a full dining room and living room. The far wall was made almost entirely of windows. She walked deeper into the white, cream and gold opulence. The bedroom and master bath adjoined the living areas, with a graceful chaise situated beneath another bank of glass. They overlooked the pool deck far below.
She’d seen such suites as part of her work. The casino heads liked to show off their properties as a special treat to her firm.

To stay in such a place…?
Of course that’s fun to read. There’s whole series categories that are based on the appeal of a rich, sexy man who’s determined to sweep you off your feet with the better things in life. That’s the appeal of a Harlequin Presents, after all. (I love those things! Snack ‘em up in a night, sometimes.) A swank guy who’s got the means to support a girl isn’t just about being taken care of. Personally, I think the appeal comes from the idea of being exposed to a side of life that I wouldn’t have any chance of seeing otherwise.

But what’s even better? When that gold upper crust splits to reveal true worth. Jon’s entire paycheck as a F-16 fighter pilot? Goes to charity. It’s practically too good to be true, right? Well, I promise you Jon has plenty of flaws as well. He’s stubborn. And challenging. And he’d mow over most chicks who didn’t have the backbone to stand up to him. Heather doesn’t have that problem at all.

Thank goodness. Because otherwise we couldn’t have written the smoking hot book that we did.

Up next for Katie Porter, the co-writing team of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown:

Now that both RT BookReviews 4½ Star Top Picks DOUBLE DOWN and INSIDE BET have been released, we're looking forward to the September 25th arrival of HOLD 'EM, featuring wild child Leah and a surprising reunion with a fellow pilot. The final two installments of the "Vegas Top Guns" series will follow in 2013.

November brings the m/m Christmas-themed CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, and in January, LEAD AND FOLLOW will launch the five-part “Club Devant” series of erotic multi-partner romances set in a hot New York City burlesque club.

Where to find us:

Katie Porter Books
Twitter: @MsKatiePorter
Or individually: @carrielofty and @LorelieBrown

GIVEAWAY: We'd like to give away a copy of DOUBLE DOWN or INSIDE BET (winner's choice) in any format. Just answer the question: What heart-of-gold move would melt you? Taking care of babies or puppies or working for Habitat for Humanity on the weekends?

Thanks again to Leontine’s Book Realm for featuring Katie Porter and Inside Bet!


  1. Definately taking care of babies. That would move me.

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  2. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Does Jon have a brother/cousin/friend just like him that I could have?
    You're making us pick just one? How about taking care of the babies and puppies during the week and Habitat for Humanity on the weekends? All three would move me. How could you not love a guy that does any of those?


  3. Volunteering for a charity (not just giving money) is always a plus, but I would also melt if he volunteering visited an aging relative and ran errands, or fixed things for them, or whatever.


  4. Volunteering and giving up time to help others in any capacity for no personal gain.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I hope the comments keep coming in! Didn't Lorelie do a great job with this post? That's why working as a team is such an awesome thing to be part of. I got to stop by and read it fresh just like you did. Cool!

    I have my fingers crossed that you'll love all of Katie Porter's "Vegas Top Guns" romances. Spicy and sweet and so much fun for us to write.

    All the best,
    Carrie Lofty

  6. Probably a volunteer movie



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