Guest Post & Giveaway: RISKY BUSINESS by Amy Andrews

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Risky BusinessTitle: Risky Business
Author: Amy Andrews
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Publishing Date: July 3, 2014
Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK | iBooks | Google Play | Kobo Books

From bestselling author Amy Andrews comes a new single-title romance about putting pleasure before business, and the risks we all need to take when we find someone worth risking everything for.

Samantha Evans’s life is going to hell. Not only has she rage-quit her beloved, high-powered job, but she is suddenly afflicted by hormones, free time, and an unavoidable, unignorable, undeniably gorgeous irritant in the form of Nick Hawke, her extreme sports star neighbour, who has come home to take over the reins of his grandmother’s second-hand bookshop. Sam needs something to keep her from begging for her old job back until she’s good and sure her boss understands how wrong he was, and taking a low-risk, low-stress job helping Nick at the bookstore might be just the thing.

After all, it’s not like Nick is the right guy to help her with her hormones. He’ll just be fun to look at while she searches for the one.

Nick has six months to get over an injury before Everest and a big, fat contract beckon. That means no sports, no danger and, above all else, no risks. It means playing it safe. And Nick Hawke doesn’t do safe. So he’s going to need something to stave off the boredom while selling books he doesn’t read to people who wouldn’t know a carabineer from a crochet hook. What could be safer than hiring a cranky, unemployed accountant to help run the bookstore? Sam is efficient and methodical and messing up her neat, post-it note world could be a fun way to pass the time….

Risky Business mixes the classic romance of Philadelphia Story, the humour and wit of When Harry Met Sally, and a strong, contemporary Australian setting to create a delightful, irresistible, utterly satisfying treat of a novel.

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Guest Post by Amy Andrews:

 

Risky Business – Fun Facts

Risky Business was written 8 years ago and was the first “big” book I ever wrote. It started out as a 50k category romance and morphed into an 80k urban-family romcom.

It’s had a lot of interest over the years and even went to acquisition at Random House.

The working title was Eggs Over Easy. I changed that to And Then A Hero Comes Along when I submitted it to Escape Publishing as I’d had another recent book out with hero in the title. That title was rejected and it went back to Eggs Over Easy (yay!) But (sad face) it was felt that a lot of the younger readership (outside of the USA) wouldn’t have heard that term so a bunch of other titles were put on the table with Risky Business taking the prize.

Risky Business is set in Brisbane, Australia. Elizabeth Street is a real street but the apartment and the bookshop are fictional. Most of the buildings and places mentioned are real. The big book fair is based on a real book fair and the teahouse they try to save is based on a real tea house. I have no idea if there’s a sex shop in the Valley mall although I suspect there probably is!

Every chapter initially started with a phone conversation between Sam and her sister Rebecca. I only recently broke the chapters up into smaller pieces.

No goldfish, vibrators or condoms were harmed/test-driven in the writing of this book.

I once lived in a house with the exact same velvet flocked female-reproductive-system wallpaper as Sam. What were they thinking?

Q: Do you know what the term ‘Eggs Over Easy’ means?

 

 

About the Author:

Amy Andrews apAmy Andrews is an award-winning, best-selling Aussie author who has written forty+ contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. To date she’s sold 1.6 million books and has been translated into multiple foreign markets.

She works part-time as a PICU nurse, is married to the guy she met when she was sixteen and has two teenagers. She loves her kids, her husband, her dog, cowboys, men in tool belts, cowboys in tool belts and happily ever after’s. Please, DO NOT mess with the HEA! Also good books, fab food, great wine and frequent travel – preferably all four together.

She lives on acreage on the outskirts of Brisbane with a gorgeous mountain view but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany.

Connect with Amy Andrews:

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