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Thursday, November 8, 2012

HelenKay Dimon ~ LEAN ON ME

Today we have HelenKay Dimon with us and she will be telling us about her newest book LEAN ON ME. When I saw this book I thought it looked so cute and I wanted to be part of the of the promo for it . Take a look and I'm sure you'll see why.

Thank you for having me here today to talk about my newest release, LEAN ON ME.

LEAN ON ME is a contemporary romance where the heroine, Cassidy, comes back to town after a big (and very public) career fall and runs smack into the guy, Mitch, who had a crush on her in high school. They dance around each other, have troubles, get tripped up by their respective pasts and eventually act on the sexual tension zinging between them. There's a build-up in the attraction from the time they see each again after all those years until they finally stop thinking about each other and, well, get all over each other.

I love that build-up.  In some books it's a short period of time. In others it's drawn out until you're ready to scream for them to get their act together. But that feeling, the waiting and churning, the time when you can’t stop flipping pages – is there anything better?


 Lean On Me (Holloway, #2)Cassidy Clarke once climbed the world’s highest mountains, but after an unexpected illness ends her career she’s back in her hometown, broke and hoping for a little luck. But the townsfolk aren’t exactly putting out a welcome mat for the woman who once snubbed them in the media, despite her apologies now.

Mitch Anders knows someone has set up camp on the grounds of his plant nursery, and he’s surprised to find his sexy high school crush ducking questions about where she’s staying. Though he’s sworn to stop cleaning up other people’s messes, Mitch offers Cassidy a job and a place to stay—his place. Bedsharing optional, but definitely welcome.

Out of options and too attracted to Mitch to keep things platonic, Cassidy says yes to his offer. She wants to get back on her feet financially and start a new career. She never expects to suffer a different kind of fall, one that has her believing Mitch just might bring her something bigger and better than luck.


The build-up in LEAN ON ME is a bit of a slow burn. I thought I'd share a little peek to give you an idea:

"I should probably go to bed." Her voice sounded breathy in her head.
"Are you sure?"
There it was. The invitation. He dropped the decision at her feet and it took every ounce of strength inside her not to bend down and scoop it up.
"Yeah. I'll just—" She tried to squeeze by him and their bodies touched. She didn't even know they'd gotten that close.
His breath brushed across her hair and his hand landed on her hip. "Okay."
Was it? "I'm trying to be smart here."
He leaned in, his mouth hovering over hers. "You ever think maybe you could let your brain rest for a second and have your body take over."
The heat from his body seeped into hers. "Ever since I met you."
"When you decide to let that happen, you let me know."
"Until then?"
His gaze searched her face as his finger traced the outline of her lips. "I'll be waiting."

Don’t worry. He doesn’t have to wait that long. :)


HelenKay Dimon is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. Her first single title, Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy, was excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine in August '07 and spotlighted at E! Online. She made Cosmopolitan a second time in December 2009 with her novella "It's Hotter At Christmas" from the Kissing Santa Claus anthology. Her books also have been published by Doubleday Book Club and Rhapsody Book Club and translated into several languages.
HelenKay's road to publication took a few turns. She's not one of those authors who burst out of the womb with a notepad in one hand and a pen in the other. She didn’t know she wanted to write until much later in life. She tried international travel and journalism and enjoyed careers in politics and law first. After graduating from Syracuse University with a double major in newspaper journalism and political science, she landed in Washington, D.C. A few years as a legislative assistant to a member of the House of Representatives convinced her law school might be a good idea. Three years at Wake Forest University and one bar exam later and HelenKay moved back to the D.C. metro area as a lawyer. General civil litigation gave way to a specialty in family law and an eventual partnership in a highly respected boutique firm.
After twelve years as a divorce lawyer specializing in unhappy endings, HelenKay now writes romance for a living. The sudden career change resulted from her husband getting one of those "can't turn it down" job offers. With only a few months' notice, his work took the family from Maryland to their current home in California. So, instead of days filled with court, clients and a great deal of whining and complaining, HelenKay now writes for a living. She thinks of herself as a "recovering lawyer" and is grateful every day for the ability to write full time.

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