Thursday, June 9, 2016

W is for (Pat) White

Debra gives a shout out to a former chapter mate.

So many people pass in and out of our lives it's hard to keep track of them all. Over the years in my writers' group, I've met a lot of amazing people and talented authors. Pat White is one of them. Way back when, I was the secretary to her Madame President. Eventually I moved on to become president and she moved out to the west coast. She's done so many things since then, but what I always remember her for is her contemporary romance books based in the pro-wrestling world. As I was perusing my library shelves looking for inspiration for the W theme this week, her colorful covers jumped out at me.


I love them. I think they're kitchy and fun. However, since their release over ten years ago, the covers have been updated. A bit sexier for sure.


Here are the blurbs for each:

GOT A HOLD ON YOU
When conservative number cruncher Frankie McGee offers to help her uncle save his wrestling promotion, she doesn’t sign on to dress as a scantily clad tigress and prance into the ring on the arm of a sexy cowboy wrestler. But bad boy Black Jack Hudson isn’t just any cowboy and pretty soon the chemistry sizzling between them threatens to unravel Frankie’s plans for a perfect life with her pre-fiancĂ©. Will Frankie’s intellect win over her desire, or will she go down for the count, risking everything for love?

RING AROUND MY HEART
From Headlocks to Lip-locks

How on earth was PR Pro Alexandra Hayes going to turn wrestling’s biggest bad boy into the hero the league craved, especially when looking at his chest made her want to take him down on the mats herself? Loverboy Luke needed a make over all right, and she desperately needed this job.

Luke will do anything to keep his bad boy image—his armor—in place, even seduce the adorable publicist. When Lexy realizes his machismo is just an act to hide past failures, she’ll risk everything, even her heart, to help him find forgiveness and maybe even…love.

LOVE ON THE ROPES
Take It All Off
Where do you put your service revolver when all you’re wearing are spandex briefs? That’s just one challenge facing DEA agent Jason McBain who goes undercover as pro wrestler Jack the Stripper. His other challenge is staying focused when physical therapist, Sandy Ryan, sets his body on fire with her healing touch—and she’s his prime suspect!
Sandy’s been burned and knows not to mix business with pleasure, yet there’s something about the Stripper’s vulnerable eyes that tugs at her heart. But will she forgive him when she discovers his ultimate goal to take down the wrestling promotion she calls family?

Not sure if pro-wrestling romance is your thing? Give it a try with a free copy of the novella THE PERFECT MATCH. Click HERE to download it to your Kindle.
A ballerina in a wrestling ring?

After an injury ruins her ballet career, financially desperate Julianna Wright takes a job in a pro-wrestling show as the Dynamic Dancing Delila, aka Triple D. She’s been managed for years, and will do anything to find her independence and support herself, darn it, even if it means dancing for rabid wrestling fans and being named after a bra size.

Hunky pro-wrestler Marco the Magnificent is stunned when he sees his childhood crush performing center ring. It’s no place for a lady, well, not a fragile and lovely lady like Julianna at any rate. Marco wants nothing more than to protect her from the brutalities of the business, but, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and his attempts to talk her out of her career choice simply fuel her fire to succeed.

Julianna’s need for a job, and Marco’s desire to protect her, force them into a partnership both inside and outside of the ring, a partnership that sparks feelings neither of them expects. Pinned under the weight of their explosive chemistry, they’re forced to realize that they truly are… The Perfect Match.

For more about Pat, check out her web-site: www.patwhitebooks.com

Until next time,

Happy Reading!

Debra
www.debrastjohnromance.com



7 comments:

  1. My introduction to PRO wresting came from my grandmother's Lithuanian live-in cook, Tillie. On Saturdays I'd watch PRO wrestling on TV. with her. My son was a huge Hulk Hogan fan when he was young. Randy Savage, too.
    Pat White picked a great setting. Lots of colorful characters, fortunes to be made, backs to be broken.
    Love her covers, too!

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    1. I totally grew up with Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage because my sister was a HUGE fan! Ah...such a blast from the past. :)

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  2. I've never been into pro wrestling, but I love the premise of the books. Thanks for introducing me to a new author!

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  3. I've never been into wrestling either - or into any wrestlers! Not my type!

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    1. Not my thing really, either, but she is a great author and tells a wonderful story.

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  4. I have just installed iStripper, so I can have the sexiest virtual strippers getting naked on my taskbar.

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