Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Author Guest Post: Cari Quinn on her novel "No Flowers Required" - Destination Sex?

Comment below for Cari's book giveaway!

Release Date:  August 23, 2012
"No Flowers Required" is book two in Cari Quinn's Love Required series

Destination sex?

Thank you so much to Ravishing Romances for having me here today! J

I know, I know, with a topic header like that, where can I go next? But this is a phrase I’ve coined lately, mainly because the books I’ve been writing for Entangled Publishing’s fab Brazen line seem to include a lot of sex that occurs anywhere but in a bed. 

I didn’t plan that. Sex in a bed works for author me as much as the next gal, but it’s been fun exploring all the *other* places a couple can get busy.
Rooftop in the rain? 
Check. Love scene #1 in NO FLOWERS REQUIRED.
Couch in heroine’s living room? 
Check. Love scene #2. 
Backyard shenanigans in the yard of a rehabbed house? Check. Love scene #3.   

Heck, there’s even a partial scene at Alexa’s shop! But not a single bed to be found. Okay, so Alexa doesn’t even own a bed at the moment, just an air mattress, but still you see what I mean.

Though I’d say maybe NO FLOWERS REQUIRED was just a one-time-thing, it’s clearly not. 

NO ROMANCE REQUIRED, the next book in the series, is looking much the same way sex-wise. I’m about to work on the 3rd sex scene and the destinations in THIS book are even more wild than in NFR! 

I guess I’m bed-phobic…or my characters are, the naughty minxes. 

And I’m not about to rein them in anytime soon! J

Giveaway time! 
What wild destination rings your bells? 
Not for sex, necessarily, though this is a judgment-free zone! 
But where would you go on the most amazing vacation of your life if money was no object? 

I’ll pick one winner next weekend to win their choice of ebook format of NO DRESS REQUIRED, book 1 in the Love Required series from Entangled Publishing! - Cari

Learn more about Cari Quinn and her upcoming titles on her website, blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Back of the Book
Flower shop owner Alexa Conroy had it all before the recession hit and her customers fled to cheaper shopping grounds. Desperate to make ends meet, she sells her dream home and moves into the rundown apartments above her shop. When she spots six feet of sexy distraction—complete with muscles, piercings, and tattoos—ripping up flooring, Alexa knows the karmic windfall she’s due just landed on her doorstep. 
And the attraction’s definitely not one-sided.  
Dillon James, reluctant heir to the corporation about to foreclose on Alexa’s shop, is not about to jeopardize their scorching chemistry by admitting he’s not the building’s handyman. But with only weeks until her business goes under and his identity is revealed, Dillon must find a way to convince Alexa cooperation isn’t a dirty word, help her save the shop from his brother’s greed, and persuade her that he’s not the enemy…or risk losing the only woman who’s seen the real him.


  1. OOO sounds good!
    HMMM If went to some exotic destination - I would want to find an exotic location too!

  2. I'd return to Sicily on the slopes of Mount Etna. With fireworks being fired off in a village overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the mountain erupting in the other and red hot lava lighting up the night sky - need I say more?!!!!

  3. Thanks so much for having me here today! :)

    Hi Kame and Angela! Thanks for stopping by!

    Kame, I totally agree with you. If you're someplace exotic, you want to have sex somewhere outside the ordinary. Beds are so 2011. ;)

    Angela, oooh, now that sounds wonderful. I want to go there! *sigh*

    Keep the comments coming! :)

  4. Hi Cari! I'm about 1/4 into NO Flowers and I'm loving it! I love Italy too Angela, but I think I would like to go to Venice, and stay in a gorgeous hotel on the Grand Canal!!
    I think that would be pretty exotic !!! :). ~Sigh~....Now I really want to go.....

  5. I really want to read this book! The love scenes alone that you reference sound soooooo fabulous! Who doesn't love exotic locals for some hot steamy sex!! Woo hoo!!

  6. Hi everyone! Thanks for all the great comments...sorry it took me a bit to get back here! Pat, so happy you're liking No Flowers Required! And Aimee, yay, you're my winner! If you'd contact me at cariquinnauthor (at) gmail dot com, I'll get your copy of No Dress Required right out to you! Thanks again for stopping by, everyone, and thanks for having me here! :)


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