A guest blog!

Update: Winners, randomly drawn, ar: Nancy B and KERRY K. Kerry, email me with Helenkay Dimon in the subject line. Don't forget to give me your addy and a few book choices! Original post: Today Helenkay Dimon is guesting. We love it when she does because she always brings books to giveaway!

From Helenkay: Hello everyone and a huge thank you to Jill for letting me be here today. I had to tear myself away from her newest, MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY (and Sawyer!) to come over here. Have you all read it? If not, do it!

Jill and I talk every day. And by talk, I mean email and send photos back and forth. All of them G-rated, of course. (NOTE FROM JILL: THEY'RE NEVER G-RATED) Many times our topic turns to one of my favorite things - writing men. Usually it goes something like this:

Jill: My hero is being an idiot. Me: Again? Jill: Still. Me: Mine just ticked off the heroine. Jill: Sounds realistic TO ME. Me: Yeah, I didn’t have any trouble making the heroine’s anger sound real.

In my newest release, TOO FAR GONE, the hero, Walker, is…well, difficult. Let’s just say he has some issues. He literally was a secret baby when he was a kid. He’s now a grown man and an FBI agent. As an adult, he gets to know his three brothers – men who did not even know Walker existed before they meet him. And they don’t like him very much. Brothers being brothers, Walker doesn’t stand a chance once his siblings realize he’s in romance trouble. Take a peek at an early discussion with brothers Callen and Declan:

Callen crossed his arms in front of him and leaned on the table. “But we should get back to the main topic. Do you think Mallory is going to welcome you back into her bed without making you crawl first?” Just thinking about Mallory in bed had Walker sweating. “Let’s pretend I’m willing to talk about this, which I’m not.” Declan kept flipping menu pages. “Uh-huh.” “Mallory and I had an understanding…” Walker’s confidence faltered. “Stop shaking your head at me, Callen. I am three seconds away from smashing my fist in your skull.” Declan finally looked up. “He has that effect on everyone, your girlfriend Mallory especially.” The amusement in Declan’s voice had Walker jumping on the defensive. “She’s not my-” Callen snorted. “Well, she’s not now. You screwed that up.” “That’s not true.” Walker refused to let that be true. Yes, he didn’t handle Mallory as well as he should have. He’d admit to that, but he did have something with her and there was no way she would let that slip away without a fight.

Poor Walker. I think even Jill felt bad for him. (NOTE FROM JILL: I TOTALLY DID, EVEN AS I LUSTED FOR HIM...)

(ANOTHER NOTE FROM JILL: THIS BOOK IS $4 SO GO AHEAD AND CLICK AND BUY...)

(ANOTHER ANOTHER NOTE FROM JILL: AND NOW THAT YOU'RE BACK, LEAVE A COMMENT BECAUSE WE'RE BOTH GIVING AWAY TWO BOOKS FROM OUR BACKLIST, JUST CUZ WE LOVE YA)