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03 December 2012

A Look At Kathleen Grieve & 'The Doctor’s Deception' ( @KathleenGrieve @evernightpub #MM )

Today we have author Kathleen Grieve visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
Full time nurse, amateur cake baker, writer, and zombie obsessed, Kathleen draws a lot from the real-life medical drama she experiences as a RN for her novels. Writing romance is a creative outlet where she can effectively deal with the daily stress and sorrow, adding levity and humor to situations that provide a happily ever after when there isn't one.

What book are you going to tell us about today? Is it part of a series? If so, what's the order the books should be read in?
The Doctor’s Deception is a standalone book. I’ve had a request from a reader to write Chad and Jolene’s story. They are two nurses in this book and I’ve been thinking about doing a short story about what happens to them from where The Doctor’s Deception leaves off.

How'd you/your muse come up with this story?
Well…working as a cardiovascular intensive care nurse is extremely challenging because of the dynamics of the heart surgeons. I originally wrote this story back in 2007. Frustrated after a difficult shift, I decided to roll up all the heart surgeons that I’d worked with over the years that had complex personalities and wrap them up in a nice hot package (Dr. Stone Lassiter) and make him redeemable by the end of my story.

Describe the hero in five words.
Stubborn. Single-minded. Workaholic. Compassionate. Sexy.

Describe the heroine in five words.
Smart. Chocoholic. Spirited. Complicated. Caring.

Who's your favorite character in the book & why?
I’d have to say nurse Faith Daniels, my heroine because she cracks me up. Her obsession with chocolate is way worse than mine! LOL

What's your favorite line in the story?
Just don’t stare at me with eyes of the purest Godiva. There’s only so much a chocolate-worshiping woman like myself can take.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Hard-headed, straight-laced Dr Stone Lassiter is one heart surgeon about to lose everything he’s worked his entire career for. He is locked in a battle of wills against the nurses of the surgical intensive care unit of Deerborne County General. At first, the new doctor was definitely drool-worthy. Sexy or not, the nurses have had enough! Their secret weapon? Unsuspecting SICU nurse, Faith Daniels, a cool green-eye blonde that turns Dr. Lassiter’s head every time she’s near. Poor Faith has the “worst luck” in drawing the short straw and is forced to work with Dr. Lassiter repeatedly. Will the nurses’ plan to have Dr. Lassiter fall in love with one of their own work in softening him toward the nursing staff? Or will the little white lie Stone tells Faith to enlist her aid to obtain his goal destroy the fragile bond of love that has developed between them?
~ Excerpt ~
* Faith moaned and woke to the constant chiming of her doorbell and pounding on the front door. The wonderful, erotic dream of Stone painting her with melted chocolate burst.
* She lifted her head and glanced at her clock. 7:00a.m. Groaning, she pulled the covers over her head and rolled onto her stomach, trying to recapture her fantasy. Maybe whoever it was would go away if she ignored them.
* Ding-dong… Ding-dong… Ding-dong
* “Oh, give it a rest already!” she yelled, climbing out of bed. The cool morning air hit her bare legs and arms, and she shivered.
* She reached the front door and yanked it open.
* Stone Lassiter stood on her step, hand in air, ready to pound the unrelenting wood again.
* Staring, her fogged brain tried to wake up. Hadn’t he just been in her room?
* No, that wasn’t real you nit-wit!
* “You! What’s the big idea? Do you realize how early it is? It’s my day off!”
* Not to mention, I was in the middle of the best dream of my life.

Find Kathleen here...
Keeping A Pulse On Life & Romance Blog
Amazon Author Page
Evernight Author Page

Thank you for joining us here today, Kathleen! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.


Kathleen Grieve said...

Simply Awesome, CR! Thank you so much for the opportunity to share a bit about myself today!

Anonymous said...

A zombie obsessed cake baker who writes romance...I love the sound of the book! Kerrianne Coombes

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thank you Kerrianne!

Elizabeth Garza said...

I have this! I won it the other day and I couldn't put it down! Dr Lassiter is HAWT!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thank you Elizabeth! I'm so glad you liked my book. And yes, Dr. Lassiter is definitely drool worthy!