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Monday, 9 September 2013

Xandra James - Dirty Tricks

Hello again, hope you're well.  Thanks for stopping by today. I have another fantastic author for you to meet, Xandra James.  She is here today talking about her release, Dirty Tricks. This is here cover, so you know what to look for when you purchase your own copy ;-)

I'll leave you in her capable hands.

Thanks for the invite, JP! It's great to be here, today…


I seriously don't like the summer months. I don't like the temperature being hot enough to fry an egg on your forehead, and I don't like clothes sticking to me. I can't stand being too hot at night-time, and I dislike people saying, "Hot enough for ya?" On the off chance I hadn't noticed my shoes melting to the pavement.

Maybe I could tolerate this when I was a kid, but now that I'm older and a whole lot grumpier, I can't.

This year in the UK, it's been a hot summer indeed. And I've grumbled something chronic. Both me and the hubby are Autumn/Winter bugs, and would much prefer to wrap up, than to strip down (especially when the neighbours might catch a glimpse of us … lol).

So, when it came to writing Dirty Tricks, the heroine—Catherine—was definitely inspired by me. The story is set in a British heat-wave, when tempers are frayed just a little bit more than usual, and you're sick of the bugs dive-bombing you every five seconds.

It was a fun story to write, and I really hope you enjoy it. It'll be coming out very soon—sign up for my new release newsletter on my website—or keep an eye out for it in all good e-retailers!

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Here's the long blurb for Dirty Tricks…


She wanted revenge

Finding out her grandmother was screwed out of her family home years before, Cat's determined to put things right and she'll do anything to make the owner pay—even tricking everybody into thinking she's the resident ghost of the manor to slow the renovation! But meeting Jay, the man who's been hired to get the build back on track, she needs to decide if her happiness lives in the past, or if she just needs to throw herself at her happily ever after….

He wanted her

After his father died, leaving him the old manor house, all Jay wants to do is fix it, flip it, and make a profit. But the cute bombshell next door is messing with his plans, and he wants to get to the bottom of why she's so obsessed with stopping the manor's progress. As the teasing games between them turn serious, guilt consumes him for not telling her his true identity. Will Cat see that he's the man for her, regardless of who his father was? Or are family ties just too strong?
Thanks for joining us Xandra. All the best for the book.
I hope you all enjoyed that little snippet. I'll be back soon with another author soon. Until then, take care.
J.P. Stevens