Monday, February 4, 2013

Blog Tour: "Seducing Avery" By: Barbara Han

By: Barbara Han

Avery McAdams believes in order to truly be herself she needs to keep her head down, her guard up and her focus on her career. Until she’s hired by sexy, charismatic Ryker Li to pull off the event of the century, and he shows up personally to convince her to handle his next party. When she meets him face-to-face, she realizes a piece of her wants him to see her as attractive, which goes against everything she’s convinced herself she believes.

Rich, powerful Ryker has made an art form of getting what he wants, when he wants it, and then moving on. But something about Avery makes him want to stick around.

When he finds everything he never dreamed to look for in a woman, can the billionaire playboy commit to the biggest deal of all? Or will a lifetime of mistrust and suspicion turn them forever into rivals?

About the Author
Barb Han lives in North Texas with her husband, has three beautiful children, a spunky Golden Retriever/Standard Poodle mix, and too many books to count.

When she’s not writing, researching, or otherwise getting lost in a story, she volunteers at her children’s school, is in the kitchen ‘creating’ dinner, or can be found on or around a basketball court.

Writing contemporary romance and romantic suspense has been a dream come true for Barb—something she’s wanted to do for as long as she can remember. She left her corporate job, at her husband’s urging, and has been happily playing with her imaginary friends ever since.
In her down time, she plays video games and loves reading with her children. She also enjoys traveling with her family. Many of the places she visits end up in her books.

Twitter @BarbHanAuthor

A Q&A with Author Barb!

What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole’s version of Somewhere over the Rainbow. It’s just his voice and a ukulele. Every time I hear this song, I smile. Can’t help it. Check it out on YouTube:

What was your favorite sitcom growing up?
Oh, great question! There were so many good ones. I’d have to say Three’s Company was at the top of my list. I was clueless about the sexual innuendoes, but I laughed at the antics. Such a funny show!

What favorite food puts you in a great mood?
Food. Mmmmmm. Any good food can put me in a great mood. Add a glass of wine and good friends/family, and I’m in heaven. I love to cook, so I’m in the kitchen a lot.

What was the best vacation you ever had?
I’ve been on a lot of great vacations, so this is a really hard question. There was this one trip to Mexico where we could snorkel right from the beach and it was fantastic. We were at the gateway to the Caribbean so the water was fairly clear. We were also very near Belize and there were all these cool Mayan ruins around us. We ate incredible food. One night, the resort roasted a pig! At night, we could sit outside on our balcony and look up to a sky literally filled with starts. There had to be thousands of them. I’d have to say that trip ranks right up there with the some of the best.

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
I just checked my phone log and that would have to be my friend and critique partner, Jerrie Alexander. I’d tell you what we talked about, but then I’d have to kill you. That’s just how we roll! LOL.

What music are you listening to right now?
I’m listening to Secrets by OneRepublic

What was the last thing you ate?
Deep dish pizza. Mmmmm. I’m hoping there are leftovers.

Who was the last person you hugged?
My husband and kids. Do they count? The last thing we do before we walk out the door each morning is tell each other to have a great day and then we hug. My friends will tell you I’m a hugger. Don’t stand too close if you don’t want to get caught in my clutches.  

Avery figured one word from Ryker was all it usually took to get heads nodding and feet scrambling. And yet, there she stood, watching him as though he were about to make out with her family's silver. 

His lips curled into that arrogant but devastating trademark smile. "Let me know when you're ready to play anything besides this cat and mouse game. You can start by telling me who you really are."

"My family name? Well that's none of your business. Or anyone else's for that matter." She heard her own voice rise and quiver toward the end of her sentence defensively. She took a lot of pride in her accomplishments, especially because she hadn't used her family name to get them. She'd worked for them. Hard. And no one had the right to dig into her past or question her history.
"Covering tracks are you?" he asked. "The hallmark of a good thief."

She froze as his gaze landed hard on hers. He was trying to rattle her. Fine. She'd be damned if she'd bite. Instead, she leaned back and folded her arms. "You had me investigated. Why don't you tell me who I am?"

Cold, calculating anger scored his brown eyes. "As a general rule I like to know who I'm doing business with beforehand. The only reason for the investigation." Ryker's gaze narrowed to slits. "What I'd like to know is why you're so determined to refuse my job?" 

Seducing Avery Tour Stops
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  1. Ooooh, this one looks good! And I love the cover! :)

  2. I think this is going to be a definite hit. It really sounds awesome.

  3. Good morning and thanks for having me here!

  4. Great interview, Barb! And thanks for keeping our secret conversations...secret!

    Seducing Avery is a great book and I'm proud to say, your newest release GONE is off to a roaring start! Congrats.

    1. Hi Jerrie! *waving wildly* Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  5. Yes, yes, you are a hugger. I just breathe. Gilligan is my favorite sitcom. I watch at least one episode Every Day. Yes, I'm weird, it's true...BTW, everyone, get your copy of Seducing Avery now! :)

    1. Thank you, Diana!! Ha! Yep! I'm a hugger! I LOVE Gilligan too!!

  6. Great interview, I also loved Three's Company. Thank you for a great excerpt.


  7. This sounds like a great book. I'm going to add it to my wishlist!

    1. Hi Yvonne! You made my night!! I do hope you enjoy it.

  8. Thank you for sharing. I've always loved that version of SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW.


  9. Love the cover. Cant wait to read the book.

  10. Thanks for the excerpt. I love the bad boy turned good for the right woman

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