Delicious Temptations Blog Tour

Today we will be hosting the Delicious Temptations Blog Tour, featuring Anna Sullivan's Temptation Bay (review link) and Adrianne Lee's Delicious (review link).  I've read and reviewed both these books and enjoyed them.  One is a sweet and quirky romance filled with delicious pies and the other, a romantic suspense mystery waiting to be solved.  Both these authors have penned great stories which make us wonder what makes a good contemporary romance? We asked both Anna and Adrianne to give us their top 5 things that a contemporary romance must have for each of them and their books definitely hit the list.

Top 5 Things You Must Have in Your Contemporary Romance

Anna Sullivan: 
1. Interesting setting, someplace I’d want to visit, with people I’d want to meet

2. Amazing protagonists, which goes without saying, but I like my hero and heroine to be equals (one     does not overshadow the other in any way)

3. Humor, wit, sharp dialogue that draws me in

4. Sparks, sparks, sparks – emotion, emotion, emotion

5. Strong internal and great external conflict

Adrianne Lee: 

1.  Sexily DELICIOUS hero.

2.  Strong heroine.

3.  Interesting secondary characters that stir the pot.

4.  A setting that makes me wish I could be there.

5.  Always some sort of family issues, good or bad.

*Leave a comment and get a chance to win a print copy of Temptation Bay and a digital copy of Delicious thru NetGalley (US/Canada only)*

TEMPTATION BAY (December 17, 2013; Forever Mass Market; 9781455525355)
Maggie Solomon has always been one of Windfall Island's favorite daughters. A beautiful, passionate charter pilot who loves this remote Maine island, Maggie has never cared much for outsiders-until her latest passenger arouses the curiosity of the town . . . and something hot and irresistible in Maggie. With his long, lean looks and razor-sharp wit, the man is temptation itself.

Cop-turned-PI Dexter Keegan is on a covert mission to solve the case that will make his career: uncovering the identity of the Stanhope heir, kidnapped nearly a century ago. No one on this fiercely protective island can know what he's doing, not even the spirited, blue-eyed beauty who infuriates-and excites-Dex. As the desire between them ignites, Maggie becomes the key to the case . . . and the target of an unknown enemy. Now Dex will do anything to protect the woman he's come to love-even risk his own life.

About the author:
Anna Sullivan was born and raised in southeastern Michigan, the seventh of nine children, whose claim to fame was reading five books a week in grade school. Needless to say, her obsession with the written word only grew from there-despite a short, and misguided, foray into the world of computer science (the "sensible" job path). She still lives in Michigan, with her husband, three children and two dogs whose life of leisure she envies but would never be able to pull off.

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DELICIOUS (December 3, 2013; Forever E-Book; 9781455574353)
Workaholic Nick Taziano is the proud owner of a successful marketing company in Montana. But his career takes a backseat when he learns his dad plans to remarry his ex. Nick fears she'll break his heart . . . again. And he doesn't like being reunited with her obnoxious daughter-until the all-grown-up beauty kisses him at the engagement party. The kiss might be a mistake, but once he tastes Jane's lips, nothing-not even her famous blueberry pie-compares.

A promising chef at Big Sky Pie, Jane Wilson never, ever wanted to see Nick Taziano again, but he's just been hired to do the pie shop's marketing. How's a girl supposed to bake the best pastries in town when he's a constant reminder of their steamy chemistry? His chocolate eyes and sexy dimples heat up the kitchen-and every part of her body. Jane has no room for a man in her life, yet sometimes the most delicious dishes don't follow the recipe . . .

About the author:
Adrianne Lee lives with her husband of many, many years on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State in a pole barn building her husband transformed into an upstairs apartment with a shop below for his hot rods. Adrianne creates her stories on her laptop, in her recliner with her adopted cat, Spooky, curled between her calves, snoozing.  Over thirty years of summer vacationing in the Flat Head Lake area near Kalispell and Glacier Park has given her a love for all things Montana.

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  1. Thank you for hosting me today. I really appreciate it. Adrianne


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