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Beyond The Page & $75 G.C. Giveaway: “Damned If You Don’t” by Linda J. Parisi

Mar 13
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Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Linda J. Parisi to CABR.

Find out about her romantic suspense novel, DAMNED IF YOU DON’T,

then enter the Giveaway to win a $75 gift card 🙂



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Andrew Jackson “Jack” Kent’s on the hunt for white collar criminals, and as a private investigator he always gets his man. Except in this case it’s a woman, the brilliant cellular kineticist Dr. Morgan Mackenzie, whose next thrilling discovery is—him.

On the run from her employers with the formula for a priceless but deadly diet drug, Morgan agrees to a night of pleasure with the outrageously sexy stranger. But when she leaves the next morning, Jack won’t let her get far, and that’s when she realizes horrible truth. Her cowboy on a white horse isn’t a hero after all. He’s part of the posse.

Yet when Jack goes to turn Morgan in, he learns who the real criminals are, and suddenly, it’s a race against time to find a murderer before they’re killed themselves. To do that Jack needs to convince Morgan he’s on her side. Even though she doesn’t trust him, Jack is a drug she can’t resist, leading her to find out that more often than not you’re Damned If You Don’t fall in love.





Welcome to CABR Linda 🙂

How would you describe DAMNED IF YOU DON’T to someone on Twitter?

“Damned If You Don’t” is a Hot Romantic Suspense about a cellular kineticist who has created a diet drug that really doesn’t work and is deadly. She’s stolen her data and is on the run so no one will get hurt. Jack has been hired to track her down and retrieve the stolen data.


What inspired you to write a romance involving a deadly diet pill?

In my ‘other’ life, I’m a research scientist and my fellow writer’s urged me to go back and write about something I knew. I enjoy science and the idea simply took off in my head.


Tell us what about Jack and Morgan.

Jack is a cross between Cary Grant and Collin Farrell. He’s smooth as a lobster bisque on a frigid day and just as hot. When Morgan melts in his arms, he can’t think of anything but heaven.

Morgan is a science geek who eventually realizes that beauty comes from within because that’s the way Jack makes her feel. He’s a drug she can’t resist.


Did you struggle while writing a particular scene or did the process go smoothly?

I think the hardest part was to write Morgan’s character. Not the scientist but the woman. She was in there but she was hard to find. Falling for Jack was easy. Trusting him wasn’t.


What’s next for you? 

Hopefully, Sam’s book entitled “And Damned If You Do”. It’s the sequel to this book about a molecular biologist who picks up on Morgan’s work and wants to find out more. Of course, when she does, her life is in danger because the real killer hasn’t been caught yet.



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Let multi-published author Linda J. Parisi take you through the darker, spicier side of Romance with her Paranormal, Paranormal Romantic Suspense, and Romantic Suspense tales.

Winner of the New Jersey Romance Writer’s Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book for her novel, Noble Blood, and winner of the 4th Annual Stroke of Midnight Contest for her novel, The Joining: Bound by Blood, Linda is a long-time member of the RWA and the current secretary of Liberty States Fiction Writers.

Linda has seen the publishing industry turn upside down yet stay the same because everyone loves a well-written Romance. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, John, and a family which includes Audi, a Cocker Spaniel mix who had her at woof!


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  • Nana Prah says:

    This book sounds amazing. I love the way you describe your heroine. I’m allergic to lobster, but he still sounds delicious. Congratulations on your new release.

  • Book sounds amazing! I’m so glad I ‘stumbled’ over this blog post; I’ve added Damed If You Don’t to my TBR and I’m watching you on FB 🙂 Congrats!

  • Loraine Branan says:

    I love reading Interviews with the authors, it makes the books seem real! This one looks fantastic! I need to put it near the top of my list. Currently I am reading a couple by Adrienne Giordano, adriennegiordano.com. She is an excellent writer of the romantic suspense, I recommend her!


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