Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Setting, and the DEAL OF A LIFETIME

Congratulations to "Angela I.", the winner of Rue's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Before the action of Deal of a Lifetime begins, Connor (our hero) is based in Chicago IL and Tamsin has moved away to Phoenix AZ. Emotionally the two are as distant from each other as they are physically. As the story opens they’ve both come to Montana to negotiate contracts with a supplier for their respective distribution businesses. Neither one belongs in Montana but whether they return to their separate lives or once again join forces is the point on which the plot turns. I won’t spoil the fun by telling you who travels farthest or yields the most. I will tell you that I had tremendous fun with this story. I took two flat-landers (Chicago and Phoenix are both relatively flat) into the mountains, both physical and metaphorical, where they were forced to confront their deepest desires and negotiate with each other to gain that Deal of a Lifetime.

Please leave me a comment and tell me what kinds of deals you’ve made and where you’ve been when you negotiated. Everyone who comments will be entered into a drawing for a free download of Deal of a Lifetime.

He proposed a merger...she wanted marriage.

Wanting more than bedroom and boardroom negotiations, Tamsin Donal left her lover and business partner Connor O'Neal. She buried painful memories, rebuilt her life, and began a successful career. Seven years later, a chance encounter with Connor reveals those old feelings haven't changed. But her love wasn't enough before. She'd needed his. Now she has secrets that can destroy a future with the one man she never stopped loving.

Connor never failed to close a deal...until the only women he ever loved turned down his proposal. Fate has just given him a second chance. Negotiations will be heated and so will the passion. With single-minded determination, he's going to prove his love and show Tamsin they could have the Deal of a Lifetime.

Deal of a Lifetime will be available worldwide on September 4, 2013. Currently you may purchase the book through Amazon’s Kindle Store.

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  1. My brother and I were driving home to Los Angeles. We knew it would be another day before we could reach Los Angeles. We stopped by Albuquerque, New Mexico. My brother was still in college and I was paying for motel, gas, and meals along the way. I was also strapped for cash and have been charging on my credit card. So far, we were able to room at each motel along the way home except for Albuquerque.

    It was at a Holiday Inn. I was able to negotiate to a realistic price that my brother and I would afford to stay the night. I was quite surprise that I had it me.


  2. oh wow another book to add to my to read list!


    1. Angela, that's very kind of you. Thank you very much for commenting.

  3. Kai, you and your brother had quite an adventure. Thank you for sharing. I love hearing about readers' travels.

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you very much Ella. Same to you when The Seduction of Lady Phoebe releases on 9/13.

  5. I was in the business world for many years so making deals was a normal, everyday thing, mostly occurring in the office or over the phone. However, some of my more interesting ones seem to happen over a cup of coffee, many times at good old Starbucks. Being away from your comfort zones can make you more vulnerable, possibly more open to new opportunities. At least that's the way it seemed to me and I always tried to do the more complicated ones that way.

    Thanks for the post!

    jonettaallen77 at yahoo dot com

    1. Jonetta, what a terrific insight. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Congratulations, Rue on your new release :)

    The last thing I negotiated would be a book contract over the phone.

  7. Thank you Rogenna and congrats to you on the contract.

  8. I don't know if this is a "deal", but when Hubby and I were first married, driving home from our honeymoon, we stopped and I bought him a pack of gummy candy as a surprise. There was only one red one, hubby's favorite, in the whole package. When we got home, I wrote the company and told them about my disappointment that there was only one of my hubby's favorite flavor in the bag, and they sent a whole bag of nothing but red gummies for him.

    1. FYI...June 2nd coming up will be our 30th wedding anniversary. :-)

  9. Deal or not this is a terrific story, Donna. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. Congratulations, Rue! This looks like a great read. Love the title and the premise. Especially like the idea of the flat-landers going to the mountains where they are both - ahem - out of their element!

  11. Thanks for the comment, Heather. I love 'fish out of water stories, and while Deal of a Lifetime is more of a reunion tale, the FOW element makes for strong conflict.


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