Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Worth The Challenge Blog Tour: Guest Post with Karen Erickson + Giveaway (International)

Karen Erickson writes sexy erotic romances and makes us blush whether its in a ballroom, undercover, in the boardroom or a sexy menage. It's always a pleasure to have Karen hanging out at the blog sharing in our love for all things Henry Cavill or celebrating our December Joyathon. Karen is here today to share a little bit about her latest release in the Worth It series. Be sure to follow her tour for some fun prizes!


Meet Karen:
Romance author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read — sexy contemporary romance and sensual historical romance. Digitally published since 2006, she currently writes for Samhain Publishing, Entangled Publishing’s Bliss Imprint, Avon Impulse and Carina Press. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

Connect with Karen: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

First, a huge thank you to Kati and Jamie for having me as a guest on the blog today! I love hanging out here!

The Power of Scent

When it comes to writing romance, I always try to include as many senses as possible when describing scenes between the hero and heroine. And one of my favorite to incorporate and expound upon is scent.

There is nothing better than a fine smelling man, right? Let's break down the layers of scent too, take away the cologne, the detergent from the clothes, the scent of soap and shampoo...and let's get down to the very essence of him. Everyone has a unique smell and when you find the right one that knocks your socks off, there is nothing more intoxicating. His scent can become quite the drug, if you know what I mean. *winks*

And us females love to find a great smelling perfume, lotion, whatever. I know I've walked past many a woman and thought, "What is she wearing?" I was just flipping through a magazine earlier and found a sample in there I couldn't stop from sniffing, it smelled that good.

Scents can also trigger memories. Fresh cut grass, pumpkin pie, roses...scent is such an integral part of our life. I can't imagine not being able to smell!

So when I created my heroine Gabriella Durand, I knew she had to be special. Her nose is her special talent. She can break down a perfume to its barest essentials and then create something out of absolutely nothing. She is exactly what Rhett Worth needs. Not only is she going to create the new perfume for Worth Luxury, she's also going to see right through him. Break him down to his barest essentials...Gabriella has Rhett all figured out.

He's not quite sure how to deal with that, the big dope.

I hope you'll enjoy reading Rhett and Gabriella's story as much as I enjoyed writing


Together, they're magic. Now to capture it in a bottle...

Worth It, Book 3

For once in his errant life, Rhett Worth is ready to prove to his older brothers he's
more than good looks and a woman-melting smile. Except he's screwed up. And it's about to hit the fan as he prepares to tell them he's failed to deliver the master perfumer, Michel Durand, to create Worth Luxury's signature scent.

Then salvation walks through the boardroom door, all wrapped up in a petite, seductive package.

Gabriella Durand is prepared to beg the Worths to give her capricious father another chance. Instead, she finds the devastatingly handsome Rhett Worth offering it to her as if he'd planned it all along. And Gabriella, hungry to emerge from her father's shadow, jumps at it.

Soon they're in Maui to hunt for the perfect scent...and find it in the tropical breeze that washes across their entwined bodies. Now the pressure is on to capture that passion in a bottle--before they let love complicate the delicate mix. Before a whiff of betrayal threatens to destroy everything.
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | B&N | Samhain | iBooks
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
Other Books in Series:
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coming 2/2013

Karen is embarking on a mini blog tour for the third book in her Worth It series. She is giving away a $50 giftcard to Amazon or B&N (winner's choice) as well as ebook copies of her Worth It series at other blog stops. The best part? It's open internationally!!! Be sure to keep up with Karen's blog tour HERE. You don't want to miss out on the individual blog giveaways!

To enter for the grand prize, here's what you do:
  • Leave a comment for Karen answering her question: Who is YOUR favorite Worth Brother?
  • Fill out the rafflecopter form below. You must leave a comment. All other entries are optional.
  • Follow Karen's tour HERE for chances to win other fun prizes. (October 16-25)
A huge thank you to Karen for stopping by and sharing her latest release!
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