Acquisition: Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey

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Shannon Stacey married her Prince Charming in 1993 and is the proud mother of two incredible sons. She lives in New England, where her two favorite activities are trying to stay warm and writing stories of happily ever after. Her two cats refuse to curl up on her lap and keep it warm while she writes, but her Shih Tzu is never far away.

When she’s not writing, she’s indulging in her other passion—four wheeling! From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer.

You can find Shannon at her blog and website or on Twitter.

Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey

The Characters:

Keri Daniels is a journalist for an entertainment magazine, but she’s been hiding prior carnal knowledge of a reclusive celebrity. Now her secret’s out and her editor-in-chief is sending her back to face the boy she left behind.

Joe Kowalski isn’t a boy anymore, but he’s never forgotten the first girl to break his heart. Through eleven bestselling novels he’s been able to protect his privacy, but he’s prepared to step into the spotlight if it means a chance to finish what he and Keri started.

Tina Deschanel is the editor-in-chief of Spotlight Magazine and she’s had her sights set on an exclusive interview with Joseph Kowalski for years. She doesn’t think sending her favorite reporter into the northern woods of New Hampshire to fan an old flame is too great a sacrifice.

Teresa Kowalski Porter wants nothing to do with Keri Daniels. Her former best friend abandoned her several years before breaking her twin brother’s heart. There’s only one reason Terry’s willing to spend two weeks in the woods with Keri—payback.

The Set-Up:
One random blog entry is all it takes to pull the safety net out from under Keri Daniels. One minute she’s shopping with her boss, and the next she’s holding a photo of an eighteen-year-old version of herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, Joe Kowalski. Tina Deschanel—the editor-in-chief of Spotlight Magazine—has been trying to get an interview with the reclusive, bestselling author for years. And when Tina tracked down a blogger who claimed to go to school with the man, she discovered her best reporter had been withholding some very interesting backstory. Now she’s given Keri a choice—the interview or a new career. She’s worked too hard and is too close to achieving her promotion to say no.

The entire Kowalski family is preparing for their annual camping trip in northern New Hampshire when Joe learns Keri Daniels is back in town. It’s not her first visit home since she left all those years ago, but it’s the first time she’s let it be known she’s looking for him. But he’s nobody’s fool and suspects Tina Deschanel—the most persistent stalker his agent has to fend off—has discovered her reporter’s connection to her prey.

Joe proposes an outrageous plan he’s positive will send Keri running in the other direction—for every day she survives with the Kowalski family on their annual campground vacation, she gets to ask him one question. But Keri’s worked too hard to walk away from her career and two weeks in the woods with her high school sweetheart is the lesser of two evils.

But not by much. The chemistry between Keri and Joe is still as potent as the bug spray, Joe’s sister Terry—Keri’s former childhood best friend—is out for revenge, and the cabin—the one she shares with Joe—has no running water. Being expected to take part in the ATV riding—something she hasn’t done since she was ten—is the icing on the pity party cake.

Coming from Carina Press in 2010!

15 thoughts on “Acquisition: Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey”

  1. Sounds wonderful, Shannon. I’m a camper so it’s especially appealing. I hope when it’s released that you sell thousands!!! Off to check out your site.

  2. Rhonda says:

    Yes! I can’t wait to read this – love Shannon’s wicked sense of humor, sounds wonderful.

  3. EC Sheedy says:

    JUST JOE sounds like a lot of fun. I’ll be looking forward to this one!

  4. Angelina Barbin says:

    Shannon,

    Congratulations on your sell. I’m going to go check out your website after I post this.

    Your title, JUST JOE, intrigued me even before I read the blurb about your book. I’m excited to read about Keri and Joe but I will admit I’m really anticipating the payback Teresa has planned. Oh, it’s gonna be good!

    Angelina

  5. Annmarie says:

    Want JUST JOE right NOW!

  6. Deborah says:

    Congrats on your sale, Shannon!

  7. Ali says:

    Congrats on the upcoming release, Shannon :) I can’t wait for it!

  8. Thank you, everybody! This is a book I’m especially excited about, so I appreciate your enthusiasm!

  9. Joanna Terrero says:

    Shannon, Congrats! I’m so happy for you!

  10. Pearl says:

    You’ve got yourself another sure customer with this one! Though I still have Shannon’s books on my enormous TBR pile/list, my love for contemporary romance compells me to get this book after reading about the characters and the set-up!

    Congrats to Angela on the buy and Shannon on the sale!!

  11. Thank you, Pearl!

    And that’s one of the best things about digital books—nobody can see your TBR pile. (More importantly, my husband can’t see it. *g*) And no book avalanches!

  12. Pearl says:

    Ha!
    My husband regularly looks at my bookcases (especially when new books arrive) and goes: “I think you shouldn’t buy more new books until you’ve read all these..” (I’ve probably read about 1/4 of what’s in them)
    Me: “Sure, hon.”

    If he knew how many are in my ebook-folders on my computer and in my Stanza Library on the iPhone he’d… oh well I don’t have to finish that sentence LOL

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