Thursday, April 17, 2014

That Man 1 and That Man 2 by Nelle L'Amour Spotlight, reviews by Dee

There’s a new beautiful player in town…

Blake Burns, the sexy head of SIN-TV, who goes through women like some go through water. Until he meets Jennifer McCoy, his outspoken new assistant and development executive.

Newly engaged Jennifer has no idea that her devastating new boss is the man she kissed, blindfolded, in a game of Truth or Dare. That kiss, that man, that beautiful stranger she cannot forget.

Blake hasn’t been able to stop thinking about that kiss either…and he’ll do anything to win Jennifer —even if it means being a beautiful bastard and breaking all the rules

Jesus nelle! what are you doing to me! Nothing like the boss/worker relationship fantasy, but add in it's a porn network and it's all sorts of steamy. Poor Jen is engaged to Mr Vanilla and I swear there is something going on with him. He's fishy..totally gives off a weird vibe. Oh oh oh....but I love the Jamie and Gloria cameo because I loved that story. Now back to Blake. whew.... he sounds. hooooottttttt. and the cliffhanger?? NELLE!! THE CLIFFHANGER!!! GOOD LORD! WHAT DID YOU JUST DO TO ME????

The romantic tension between Blake Burns and Jennifer McCoy heats up in this highly anticipated sequel to THAT MAN 1.

Still engaged to her college boyfriend, Jennifer finds herself more and more attracted to her sexy as sin boss yet has no clue he’s that man she kissed blindfolded in a game of Truth or Dare. Unable to suppress her feelings, she wonders: is fantasizing about your boss a form of cheating?

Meanwhile, Blake, a player who’s never had a relationship, has no clue how to get to first base with Jennifer. Determined to prove that her fiancé, Bradley Wick, DDS, is a dweeb and definitely the wrong man for her, he puts Operation Dickwick into full force. No holds barred.

An unforgettable weekend in Vegas and an unexpected discovery change the game for both of them—for better and for worse.

The THAT MAN trilogy concludes with steamy and suspenseful THAT MAN 3, coming in May 2014

Blake, Blake,  blake ... the wolf is falling for the little lamb and she has no idea. She's completely clueless, and instead of discussing the events or her feelings , I swear shes just ignoring them. I still actually can't believe dentist douchebag.. I think that should totally be his new name. I really cant believe he swore... and why do I have a feeling everything Blake did will come back to bite him-with the director and the email? I kinda wish their aftermath of the video was more dramatic. Like DD (dentist douchebag) paid more for his actions...okay maybe I'm a little vindictive. I also wish she'd stop ignoring her feelings and what happened. At some point Jennifer, you are going to have to accept it.  Hopefully sooner rather than later.  I cant wait to see how the story ends.

Check out this excerpt from That Man 1...

“Mr. Burns?” A sweet voice at my doorway diverted my attention, and I looked up from the screen. In tandem, my eyes blinked, my body jerked, and my cock flexed. Subtly for her not to notice.
Though her neat auburn bun, prim tweed suit, and tortoiseshell glasses made her look like some bookworm who should be working at a corporate law office, I swear I’d recognize that face anywhere—with its dewy-skin complexion, delicate bone structure, and those expressive, turned-up lips. Someone pinch me. I must be dreaming. But there she was. That girl I’d kissed last night. In fact, her lips were still swollen. Holy fucking shit!
“Hi, I’m Jennifer McCoy.”
It took several long moments for my brain to communicate with my mouth. I cleared my throat and licked my lips. “Please come in and take a seat.”
Unlike last night when she was blindfolded and took short hesitant steps, she strode into my office with a strong confident gait and lowered herself onto one of the two armchairs facing me. She placed her shoulder bag and briefcase on the floor and crossed her shapely, long legs. I had the burning urge to uncross them.
“So, Ms. McCoy—”
“You can call me Jennifer.”
Okay, let’s start over. “So, Jen-ni-fer, you come highly recommended by my boss, Saul Bernstein.” God, I loved saying her name. It sucked the air out of my lungs.
She flashed a small smile. Two little dimples winked at her kissable lips. My cock twitched and I continued.
“However, I’m not sure why someone with a passion for children’s television would want to work for a porn channel.”
Without flinching, she held my gaze steady. “Adults are no different than children. They need to be entertained. ”
That was a fact. And that’s why we referred to our network and programming as “adult entertainment.” I wasn’t done testing her. Or studying her—especially her eyes. Her blindfold had hidden them from me last night, and after she’d disappeared, I kept imagining what they looked like. I thought they might be brown or blue and deep-set.  But they were wide-set and green—the greenest eyes I’d ever seen on a human being. When she blinked, it was if they were two leaves fluttering in the wind. I caught my breath.
  “Well, it’s one thing to tell a producer of a cartoon that he—”
“Or she,” she interrupted.
“Or she needs to make the shaggy dog bark louder, but it’s another to tell the producer of a porn flick that his female star who’s being shagged needs to scream louder.”
“Not a problem,” she said flatly.
“Well, then, let’s pretend I’m the producer, and I’m not quite sure what you want. Can you please demonstrate?”
“Sure.” She cleared her throat and then took off her glasses, setting them on my desk. Fuck. Her eyes were beautiful.
My gaze stayed fixed on them as she flung her head back, and a look of torturous pleasure washed over her face. It was identical to the expression on her face last night as I held her head back and fucked her mouth with my tongue. She squeezed her eyes shut.
 “Oh, baby, yes! Make me come! Oh God! Oh, yes, Yes, YES!” Each breathy “yes” was louder than the one before, the last one a roar so loud I thought the whole office would hear her. Holy shit. This girl was a fucking tiger. Beneath my desk, my cock was applauding. Was this how Ms. McCoy, M.A., came, or was she just a great actress?  If the latter, this girl should be starring in porn flicks not giving script notes.
“Was that loud and clear enough?” she asked matter-of-factly, staring me in the face. A slight blush colored her cheeks.
I felt heated. Flushed and flustered. And I could feel my cock uncomfortably strain against my fly. Fuck this girl. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to work with her, but I had no choice.

Hi Nelle!! Thank you so so much for taking the time to chat with me! BIG HUGS!
BIG HUGS right back at you, Dee!

So I just finished This Man 1 and 2.. and I’ve got some questions I’m dying to ask…

Where did the idea for SIN TV come from?
I used to be in television programming. I always thought SIN-TV would be a great name for a porn network. So, I just had to figure out what S-I-N stood for. It came pretty easily‑‑ Sex International Network.

Is Blake inspired by anyone you know in real life?
He’s a compilation of sexy, cocky men I’ve known but no one in particular.

Have you ever played truth or dare and been given a dare like that?
Truth: YES! The opening of the book is inspired by a true-life event. Several years ago, I played a game of Truth or Dare in a restaurant with my family. My stepkids dared me to kiss a good looking stranger. I did it!!!! But it quite wasn’t Jennifer’s kiss with Blake. ;-)

Have you ever had any hot steamy kisses under the mistletoe?
Sadly, no. L
Dear Mr Nelle, please see above....major hintage dropped there.

Best Christmas gift your hubs ever gave you? And you ever gave your hubs?
A snow globe that had an art deco diamond pin in it. I guess my hubs’s humidor is the best gift I’ve ever given him.

Where did the ideas for the show titles and plots come from?
I was a television programming development executive for many years. Ideas for TV shows come easily to me. I have a zillion of them sitting in some old file.

Who thought of the Wheel of Pain and the bees? Yikes… bees.
Truth: I was thinking Wheel of Fortune…then Wheel of Misfortune…then it became the Wheel of Pain. As for the bees, evil comes easily to me. I’m very visual and bees terrify me.

Note to self...stay on her good side!

If you could pick one personality trait of Jen’s that was your favorite, what would it be?
Can I give you two?  Feisty and smart.

I know you can’t give us any spoilers for Book 3, but can you tell us anything at all?
It’s going to be much longer. Lots of twists and turns, VERY steamy, and a good dose of suspense. And more Blake bad boy antics. Ooh! and snow angels!!
*smiling* oh Nelle! I love you! 

Does the dentist get more of a payback? Please tell me yes.. I need her to get more revenge on him. I know, I’m vindictive .
Not telling. Oooh! You’ve got some evil going on too! No wonder, I love you so much!
Birds of a feather!

I see a trend of Ferris Wheels..First Paris in Gloria’s books, now the Wheel of Pain. Do you have a thing for Ferris wheels?
No. In fact, I hate rides. They make me physically sick. They once had to stop a Ferris Wheel to let me off because I was sobbing and screaming so much. I’ve never lived that down with my kids.
 OMG... I'm totally not laughing at you, just with you!

Blake collects snow globes, do we get to find out why? DO you collect anything?
His wealthy mother sends them as Christmas gifts to all friends and charities; they amuse and relax him. While I don’t collect snow globes (though I love them), I collect numerous things--art deco and retro jewelry, vintage beaded sweaters, vintage chinoiserie fabric (for making pillows), and oil paintings of interesting fashionable women mostly from the 1920’s-40’s.

Where did the inspiration for the storyline come from? 
It stemmed from that real life moment of kissing a stranger in a restaurant and my career in broadcasting.

Where do you do your best writing?
On my dining room table.

If something hits you in the middle of the night, do you get up to write it down or do you keep a journal next to your bed or anything?
Yes, always. I keep a handy dandy spiral notebook and mechanical pencil next to my bed on the night table. Inspiration can hit at any time and many of my best ideas come to me at wee hours in the morning.

Whats the best suggestion you have for someone who wants to start writing.
Read some books on how to write a novel and writing techniques to learn the difference between show vs tell.

What the best advice anyone ever gave you?
Make the enemy your friend.

Where do you get your kinky ideas from?
I have a wicked imagination. J

Does your husband read your writing? What does he think? Do you guys test your ideas? WHAT! INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!
He reads bits here and there; I think more than he lets on. LOL! I sometimes have to test some sex positions to make sure they’re feasible. LOL. Not everything I write is doable and hence I need to revise based on research with hubs.

Have you ever caught anyone … umm… Pulling a Blake?
No. He’s a VERY bad boy.

 If you could pick ONE of your books and ONE of someone else’s books to be turned into TV shows, what would they be?
Ooh. That’s tough. I honestly think my THAT MAN series would make a great TV series because viewers like shows about behind the scenes of television broadcasting and it’s funny. As for someone else’s book….Emma Chase’s Tangled.

Have you ever been attracted to your boss before? What happened?
*Sigh.* Yes! *Sniff* He married someone else and I was heart broken. L

You mention the author signing event in August in This Man 2, do you plan to attend any signing events in the future- as an author or a fan?
That event sadly has been canceled. I’m trying to get into the Fall Las Vegas event as well as a big local Hollywood event and plan to attend the Cleveland signing event next year that’s co-hosted by Book Boyfriend Reviews. YAY! We’re finally gong to meet!!!
Whaaaaaaaaaaat! OMG!! You didn't tell me!!! **jumping around with joy***

Okay.. you know what’s coming don’t you?? Flash round.. you know how this goes, first thing that pops in your head.

Beer or wine? Wine

Dressing up or casual dress? Dressing up (but hardly do that anymore)
Night on the town or staying in?  Just a nice dinner out once a week.

Favorite Movie? Gone with the Wind

Favorite Song? So many. Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Wind Beneath my Wings, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, and Amazing Grace.

Karaoke or dancing? Dancing.

Fast or Slow? Slow.

Tied up or blindfolded? Tied as in equal.
 bahahah... I thought you meant... nevermind...

Office desk or club room? Office desk.
oooh dear..Can we discuss under the desk... or on top.. or.. nevermind on that one too...

Shaved or hairy?? …. I meant a man’s face.. get your mind out of the gutter!! LOL! Light stubble or smooth.

Tattoos or piercings? Neither.
Gasp! What... I think...we need to take a break... I'm heartbroken over here! Just kidding!!! ((mwhahahahh *evil laugh*))

Man in a suit or a rocker? Suit!!!

Fast cars or rollercoasters? Fast cars. No spinning rides, please!

Ice cubes or warming lotions? Warming lotions.

Surprise attack or slow foreplay? Depends.
 Oooh..on what??? Do tell...

In public or in private? Private

Hair pulling or lovers caress? Lover’s caress.

Okay.. last one.. sweet or sour? Sweet.

Thank you so much for putting up with my off the wall questions, you know I love you!! Big hugs to you and the family! I can’t wait to see where Jen and Blake go on their journey.. hopefully they happen to run over a dentist and his hygienist in the process.
Thank you, my dearest Dee! I had so much fun with these questions as always .Can’t wait to bring you THAT MAN 3 on May 15!


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Nelle L'Amour is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Los Angeles with her Prince Charming-ish husband, twin teenage princesses, and a bevy of royal pain-in-the-butt pets. A former executive in the entertainment and toy industries with a prestigious Humanitus Award to her credit, she gave up playing with Barbies a long time ago but still enjoys playing with toys with her husband. While she writes in her PJs, she loves to get dressed up and pretend she's Hollywood royalty.
Her books include the highly rated Seduced by the Park Avenue Billionaire Boxed Set, Undying Love, Gloria’s Secret, Gloria’s Revenge and the That Man trilogy. Gloria’s Forever, a novella, will be published in Spring 2014.
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