Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Interview and Giveaway - Seducing the Enemy by Noelle Adams

Seducing the Enemy

by Noelle Adams



After being injured in a tragic accident as a child, Marietta Edwards has lived a sheltered life. Finally recovered, she wants to indulge in pleasures entirely new to her, beginning with seducing a sexy stranger. It’s her bad luck when she realizes that the man who awakened her body and emotions is none other than Harrison Damon. Their families have been embroiled in a fifteen-year legal battle. The man she’s given herself to is her worst enemy. 

The heir to a vast fortune, Harrison believes the unforgettable night he spent with Marietta is just a fling. Then he discovers she’s an Edwards—a woman born of the family he despises most. He shouldn’t see her again, but no matter how he tries, he can’t quench his attraction for her. He doesn’t know what her game is, and he won’t let her seduce him again. 

Can two people destined to be enemies find love with each other?



He couldn’t take her in the back hallway of a nightclub, no matter how tempted he was. 

He forced himself to release her and step back, still bracing himself with one hand on the wall. 

Her cheeks were deep pink, her hair messy, and her lips swollen. She was the sexiest thing he’d ever seen. “Wow,” she said. “Wow.” 

“I agree.” 

“Did you want to…” She ducked her head to hide an inexplicably shy expression. 

“I hope you were going to ask whether I wanted to continue this elsewhere. Because the answer is definitely yes.” 

She raised her eyes, and excitement flickered through her lingering heat. “Really? You don’t have to go back to work?” 

He smiled, privately cursing the damned inspection report he still needed to write. He was never late. His responsibilities as a Damon were always his priority.  

“Work can wait.” He couldn’t miss out spending the night with this beautiful, passionate woman. The report wasn’t urgent, and he could get up early tomorrow to prepare for the settlement meeting. 

She looked surprised when he suggested they go to his hotel, so he wondered if she’d thought he was a local. 

It was nice that she had no idea who he was. 

While she texted her friend, he ducked back into the main room to grab his tablet and tell the floor manager to release his table. 

“By the way, I’m Etta,” she said as they waited for his car.  

 “Harri—” he began, then cut himself off. She might not recognize his face—not everyone did—but she could easily recognize his name. And that might change things. 

“You don’t really look like a Harry, but I like it.” 

He’d always hated being called “Harry.” In fact, schoolmates had only used that name when they wanted to annoy him. After hearing Etta say his name with that particular lilt, however, he decided it wasn’t so bad. 

 She beamed with an overflow of warm excitement.  

“What did I do to deserve that smile?” 

She flushed and glanced down. “Am I too excited?” 

He almost choked. “Too excited? Who the hell told you that was even possible?” 

“I don’t know. It’s just that the world seems to think being cool is the way to go, and I can never pull it off.” 

He realized that was one of the reasons why she seemed so different, why she seemed so real. There was no pretense about her, and it thrilled him. “Cool is overrated.” 

She peered up at him curiously. “You seem to pull it off very well.” 

 “Maybe I’m overrated.” 

“That remains to be seen.”
Author Interview:
What is your writing environment?
I can write in all kinds of environments, but I usually write on my couch at home with my laptop.  I don’t need perfect quiet, but I never make a point of listening to music as I write. I do have trouble writing if someone else is around, though, so it helps if I’m alone.
Who is your perfect hero? And why?
My perfect hero is powerful—and not just physically. A great body and physical strength on its own doesn’t do it for me (although I certainly wouldn’t say “no” to it!). I love a man with intellectual power, verbal power, social power—there can be variations on exactly how that power is channeled, but it has to go beyond the physical. I also love a man in a business suit, so I gravitate toward CEO-types. Beyond that, I’m crazy about a hero with depths of emotion so strong he isn’t quite able to handle it.
Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why?
I’ve spent so much time writing contemporary romance this year that I’ve been trying to read in different genres, since it makes my mind work differently and inspires my creativity in new ways. Recently, I’ve been reading mysteries—specifically, I’m rereading Agatha Christie novels at the moment. Of course, in doing so, I keep trying to create romances between characters where none exist!
What type of book have you always wanted to write?
I’ve always wanted to write romances. The first book I wrote (when I was twelve) was actually a time-travel book, but my favorite parts were the tame, little romantic elements I included. I’ve written all kinds of genres (from high fantasy to historical adventure to dystopian to mystery), but I finally realized that, since the romantic plots were what interested me most, I might as well just stick to romance.
What’s the last movie you watched and loved?
Joss Whedon’s Much Ado about Nothing. I love Shakespeare, and I love Joss Whedon – so it was a perfect combination, as far as I’m concerned!
Top three things on your bucket list?
I don’t actually have a bucket list, which is ironic since I wrote a very long novel with a bucket-list premise. I’m not actually very adventurous, so the idea of skydiving or something like that makes me ill. I love traveling, and I would love to go to a wildlife preserve in Africa and haven’t yet had the chance to do that.
How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
I was reading a lot of historical romances, and I got this idea for a contemporary romance that included some elements from historical romance that I really like. I actually started with Cyrus Damon, eccentric billionaire who wants to live in a different century, and the rest of the Damon nephews came next. Once I had Harrison, the hero of the first book, I then figured out what kind of woman he needed—and that’s where Marietta came from.
What is your favorite scene in your new release?
My favorite scene actually got cut in the editing process, but I love the first sex scene in Seducing the Enemy—it still makes me laugh, even after reading it a hundred times—and I also really like the scene with the journal when Harrison realizes how stupid he’s been near the end. Both of those scenes were added in the editing process, and I really like how they both turned out. They feel very real to me.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
I’m pretty low-maintenance, so it would be a quiet dinner at home in front of the fireplace.
If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?
Provence in France, which I really think is the most beautiful place in the world.


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel. 

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances. 

Social Media:

Twitter: @NoelleAdams3 



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  1. Agatha Christie is always worth a re-read. I enjoyed the interview thank you.


  2. Great interview, thank you.


  3. Awesome interview. I always enjoy reading the author's interview. You get an insight of them. "Seducing the Enemy" sounds like an awesome book. Can't wait to read it.

  4. Great interview!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com