It’s my pleasure to welcome Ana Blaze to CABR 🙂
Ana: I’ve asked Colin to meet me at a cute little coffee shop and I find us a couch tucked away in one of the less populated corners. He arrives, promptly of course, carrying a book.
I peek at the binding and see that he is reading The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking. Again. I know it’s one of his favorites. Colin looks great in his khakis and white button-down.
In deference to the Los Angeles heat, he’s rolled his sleeves up nearly to his elbows. His nose and sharp cheekbones are just a touch pink, he’s not used to getting so much sun, and his green eyes are twinkling with excitement. As usual, his light brown hair is just a touch messy. I find it endearing.
Colin places his book on the coffee table and offers to collect our normal order: green tea for me and earl grey for him. I tell him to make mine an iced as it really is quite warm, and sneak a peek at his bum as he walks away. Trust me, you’d look too; the man has a fine backside.
He’s back with our drinks a couple moments later and I see that he’s switched things up as well and gotten an iced coffee. Maybe he’s starting to enjoy his visit to the United States.
Ana: Hi, Colin. Thanks for stopping by.
Colin: I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m not certain I had a choice, love.
Ana: No. You really didn’t.
Colin: Not that I mind, of course. It’s always lovely to see you.
Ana: But you’d prefer to get back to your life?
Colin: It’s only that I am rather busy at the moment.
Colin: Wooing Beth.
Ana: I didn’t realize anyone actually called it wooing these days.
Colin: Shall I say courting, then?
Ana: Sure, sweetie. We’ll go with courting. She’s making it tough, isn’t she?
Colin: A bit, but that’s fair.
Ana: Why don’t you tell me a little bit about Beth?
Colin: Don’t you know? Couldn’t you, in fact, tell me a few things?
Ana: Behave Colin. You know the rules: no spoilers.
Colin: When you say that, I can’t help imagining you as Dr. River Song.
Ana: Nice. Are you The Doctor in this scenario?
Colin: I dressed as The Doctor one Halloween when I was a boy. I had that terribly long scarf and a brown coat and—
Ana: I remember; you were adorable. But you were going to tell me about Beth.
Colin: She’s…remarkable. Gorgeous, of course, but that’s not–Beth is strong and kind and she does this thing with her tongue—
Ana: PG, Colin. Keep it PG.
Colin: *he blushes* Of course. I got carried away. Apologies. The thing about Beth is she’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. She defies explanation or classification.
Ana: No worries. How did you two meet?
Colin: *groans* Beth was the planner for my brother’s wedding and I was his best man. It was NOT my finest hour.
Ana: Oh come on. I’ll bet you look great in a tux.
Colin: Please don’t ask me to tell this story.
Ana: Okay. I suppose if anyone is curious they can hear Beth’s side of things in the book.
Colin: You put that part in the book?
Ana: Oh yeah. I put all the best parts in the book.
Colin: You’re a cruel woman, Ana Blaze.
Ana: Oh stop pouting, Colin. I got you that kiss the other day, didn’t I?
Colin: It was brilliant, that kiss.
Ana: Of course it was. Now, answer a few quickies for us. Favorite food?
Ana: Favorite subject in school?
Colin: Literature. But honestly all of them, except maths.
Ana: Favorite musical artist?
Colin: Elvis Costello.
Ana: Favorite sexual position?
Colin: Now who’s being naughty?
Ana: Fine. How about your favorite color?
Colin: Blue. Is this all strictly necessary? I have some calls to make.
Ana: Okay. But come here and let me fix your hair before you run off.
Colin: You had to make it curly?
Ana: Yup. There.*I step back , survey my work and grin* You look very handsome, so buck up and go get her tiger!”
Colin: Tiger! Ha. Bless. Maybe you could drop me off at her office?
Ana: I suppose that could be arranged. Have fun, Colin and remember we’re all rooting for you.
Colin: Good. I need all the help I can get.
Sorry ladies, I had to let him go. But if you have a question you’d like me to ask Colin, leave it in the comments and I’ll try to persuade him to answer. I can always bribe him with sweets.
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Beth Chase is too busy planning perfect weddings to worry about the lack of action in her own love life. But if she was looking for a man, she wouldn’t be looking at Colin Pratt. Her boss swears that Best Man Colin is a quiet scholar and science fiction writer who couldn’t possibly cause a fuss at his own brother’s wedding. He’s clearly never met the man in question.
Snarky, sexy and more than a little inebriated, Colin is the final obstacle between Beth and the last perfect wedding she needs to make partner. Of course, when she helps him into a taxi at the end of the night she has no idea that he’s only just begun to poke holes in her professional exterior. Colin might have the skills to seduce a romance professional, but can he convince her that he’s the best man to share her happy ever after?
Ana lives just outside Washington DC with her very supportive husband and three rather demanding cats. She loves the ocean, Indian food, IKEA, and cooking. Ana admits to watching too much television and she swears that someday she’s going to learn how to play the guitar resting on the bookshelf in her office.
MR RIGHT, a free novella by Ana Blaze, is available now at Smashwords.
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