Hello everyone and welcome to my blog today. I have have Kristin Wallace visiting and she's sharing an excerpt from her book, Least Likely Heiress. Before we delve into the book, let's hear a little humorous event about a boat she didn't have listed for sale!
Don’t think this ever wound up in one of my books. Several years ago I started receiving a bunch of calls from people wanting to buy my boat. Only I don’t have a boat. Apparently, there was a “For Sale” sign up somewhere advertising a boat, and it somehow had my phone number or one close enough to it that people misdialed and got me. I had to keep saying. “Not me, don’t have a boat.” Finally, this one lady called me several times. I kept saying, nope…still me…and I still don’t have a boat. Then she got mad…at ME! She insisted that I hang up so she could call back, only this time I shouldn’t answer. Because apparently the call would magically connect with the mysterious boat owner if I didn’t pick up???? When I told her, she would still get me, and to please stop calling, she called me bitch. Then she hung up…finally.
Wow, how dare you not have that boat for sale! LOL.
Let's find out about the book!
Title: Least Likely Heiress (Book 1, The Heiress Games)
A fortune…and love…is at stake
Eccentric heiress, Victoria Armington, has died and left her vast fortune to her pet pig, Matilda. Now three Armington descendants have been chosen to compete for custody of the pig…and control of the money. Then there’s the lawyer in charge of overseeing the competition, and his two best friends, who arrive to make sure nothing goes wrong.
Welcome to The Heiress Games…
Heiress #1: Eve Bennett – The Least Likely Heiress
She’s a struggling single mother whose claim to the Armington name stems from an affair between Palm Cove’s founder and his mistress. Winning the money will mean her family will never want for anything again. There’s just one big, knee-weakening, mouth-watering problem…the talk, dark and gorgeous lawyer in charge of the Heiress Games.
For high-powered attorney, Cameron Reed, sorting out the craziest will he’s ever encountered could mean a partnership at his firm. He’s survived becoming an orphan and an endless round of foster homes, and now he’s one step away from realizing his dream. If only he can keep from losing his heart to the one woman who could ruin all his plans.
As Cam and Eve fight their feelings, there’s also a saboteur at work. Someone who might stop at nothing to make sure no one wins.
ALERT! The Heiress Games is like no other series. You’ll actually see the same events unfold in Books 2 (Not Quite An Heiress) and 3 (The Forgotten Heiress), but from the other characters’ points of view. Each romance will come to a satisfying conclusion, but you’ll have to wait for the ultimate winner to be announced at the end of the series. The author apologizes in advance for writing a cliffhanger, but knows you’ll love the journey to the grand finale.
Looking up, Cam realized he’d already reached the diner. A blonde-haired waitress stood out front, talking on a cell phone. His heart stuttered to a stop. Then started again. Something dark and rich settled in his gut. His scattered brain managed to record a few critical details. Golden hair. Rounded hips. Legs that seemed to go on forever. And lips, he noticed, as he drew closer. Amazing, entrancing, have-to-taste-them lips.
The golden goddess pocketed the phone and went to sit on a bench under a big tree. She moved like heaven. Despite the ugly pink uniform, the woman sparkled like a polished gold coin.
Wait a minute…a blonde in a waitress uniform?
In an instant, Cam knew he’d found his heiress, along with a mountain of temptation.
He walked over to the bench. For one brief second Cam hoped he was wrong. Maybe his heiress was still inside and this woman just looked a little like the picture in the file. Eve was part of the grand scheme cooked up by Victoria Armington, which meant Eve was as good as a client, which meant she was off limits. He couldn’t get personally involved with her in any way.
Her head lifted. “Yes?”
He was so screwed.
“I’m Cameron Reed,” he managed to say. “Attorney for Victoria Armington.”
“Okay…” She shifted on the bench, confusion settling over her perfect features.
He wanted to smooth line between her eyes. Make sure she never had to look confused or scared again. Make sure she would never again be at the mercy of men like Will Garvey.
Are you out of your mind?
Cam cleared his throat. He needed to get himself together. He’d seen attractive women before. Miami was practically crawling with exotic, beautiful women.
“Are you aware that Miss Armington passed away?” he asked.
“Aware?” she repeated in amazement as a golden eyebrow arched. “The whole town shut down for her funeral. She was the last of the Armington dynasty.” Her lips pursed. “The acknowledged ones anyway,” she added, with a heavy dose of bitterness.
“Well, she decided to acknowledge you,” Cam said.
“You’ve been invited to the reading of Victoria Armington’s will.”
Her cupid bow mouth opened and then she threw her head back and laughed. The sound tickled down his spine like gentle fingers.
Stop that, Cam. She’s a client. No trickling fingers – no nothing – down the spine.
The book sounds great! I can't wait to read it.
So, let's see what we can find out about Kristin.
Growing up Kristin devoured books like bags of Dove Dark Chocolate. Her first Golden Bookled to Laura Ingalls Wilder, Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, C.S. Lewis and the Sweet Valley High series. Later, she discovered romance novels and fell in love all over again. It’s no surprise then that Kristin would one day try her hand at writing them. She writes inspirational romance and women’s fiction filled with love, laughter and a leap of faith. When she’s not writing her next novel, Kristin works as an advertising copywriter for clients that have included the Miami Marlins, Discovery Networks, The Peabody Hotel, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises and Sea World. She also enjoys singing in her church choir and worship team and playing flute in a community orchestra.
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