Welcome to our very own tour stop for Playing the Playboy by Noelle Adams. I LOVE the sound of this one… Don’t you?
Heirs of Damon, Book 2
Publication Date: November 18, 2013
Laurel will do anything to save her Santorini inn from the powerful Damon family, and that includes manipulating Andrew Damon, the man they’ve sent to get her off the property. Andrew might have a reputation for being irresistible to women, but she won’t have any problem resisting him. This is war, after all, and the Damons drew their weapons first.
Andrew has spent most of his life chasing women and wasting time, but he’s determined to do his duty by his family, even if that means ousting an infuriating (and gorgeous) widow from the inn that legally belongs to the Damons. He doesn’t expect to fall for her. And he definitely doesn’t expect to discover that he’s been played.
Like what you see? Check out some more on the first book next:
Seducing the Enemy
Heirs of Damon, Book 1
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Publication Date: October 14, 2013
After being injured in a tragic accident as a child, Marietta Edwards has lived a sheltered life. Finally recovered, she wants to indulge in pleasures that are entirely new to her, so she begins by seducing a sexy, mysterious stranger. Only after their one-night stand does she learn their families have been embroiled in a fifteen-year legal battle and the man she’s given herself to is her worst enemy.
The heir to a vast fortune, Harrison Damon believes the unforgettable night he spent with Marietta in Monte Carlo is just a fling, an escape from his responsibilities. Then he discovers she is an Edwards—the family he despises most. He can’t quench his attraction for her, but he won’t let her use it against him. He won’t let her manipulate him to win money from his family. No matter how much he wants her, he won’t let her seduce him again.
INTERVIEW WITH NOELLE ADAMS:
1.How would you describe the Heirs of Damon series to someone who has not read any of your previous work?
The Heirs of Damon books are category romances – short novels that are fun, fast-moving, sexy, and full of emotion. They follow the four nephews of an eccentric billionaire, each book focusing on one of the heirs.
2.Which part of researching Playing the Playboy was the most personally interesting to you? Were there any facts or themes that you would have liked to include, but they just didn’t make into the story?
I didn’t end up doing a lot of research for the book, since it’s a contemporary and didn’t involve a lot of detailed knowledge on unfamiliar topics. But I had to use my knowledge of Oia, Santorini—since the setting is a big aspect of the book—and I also had to do some research on Greek property laws to work out the backstory with the inn. I found a lot more information than I ever needed – none of it particularly interesting! J
3.What are you reading right now? Are there any authors (living or dead) that you would name as influences?
Right now, I’m reading an unpublished manuscript by an author friend of mine. In terms of influences, I think a broad variety of writers have influenced me—from Jane Austen to Joss Whedon. The biggest influence on the Heirs of Damon books is probably Patricia Veryan. She wrote historicals but I’m still blown away when I reread her books by the blend of genuine humor and romance and by the way she always makes love break down her characters, stripping away their superficial strength to reveal the strength of the heart.
4.What was the book that most influenced your life — and why?
I read an abridged version of Little Women when I was in elementary school. I loved it so much that I read and reread it, and then I was thrilled when I got a little older and found there was a much longer book. The fact that Little Women is such a lovely, old-fashioned, leisurely-paced, moral, emotional, and female-focused book really shaped the way I read and what I look for when I read.
5.If you had a book club, what would it be reading — and why?
I’m in two book clubs, and they primarily read “book club” types of books—which are often pretentious and not nearly as good as people think they are. So, if I organized a book club, we’d read nothing but genre books (romance, mystery, fantasy, etc.).
6.How personal is your writing?
Writing fiction is always both personal and impersonal. It’s personal because I’m putting various aspects of myself into what I write. I use my own experiences and responses to judge how authentic my characters are, whether or not I’ve actually experienced what they’re going through. But the fact that it’s fiction means I’m distancing myself from it too—it might be part of me but it’s not all of me and I’m not all of my characters. But I always, always take my writing personally, and I just don’t know how not to.
7.Who designed the covers?
I design the covers for all of my self-published books, so I did the cover for Playing the Playboy. When I started self-publishing, I didn’t even know how to use Photoshop, but I wanted to have control over as much as I could, so I taught myself. Now I love making book covers!
8.What did you want to be when you were growing up?
9.Do you ever write naked? 😉
No! Do people do that?
10.Who would play you, in a film of your life?
I wouldn’t wish that on any actor! It would have to be somehow who can convey internality because the only interesting part of me is my inner-life. Otherwise, I’m incredibly boring!
Some quick word association:
1.Food – Chocolate
2.Animals – Dogs
3.Moon – Light
4.Flowers – Tulips
5.Red – Love
6.Cell Phones – Annoying
7.Ocean – Freedom
8.Books – Life
9.Diamonds – Rocks
10Time – Never enough
Thank’s for taking the time to answer my questions J
Thank you for having me!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.
She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.
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