Spotlight & Giveaway: Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans

Posted October 4th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 46 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Katy Evans to HJ!
Spotlight&Giveaway

Katy Evans returns with a sexy novella, the final installment of the unforgettable love story that began in Manwhore.

 
Thanks so much for having me!
 

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Ms.-ManwhoreMalcolm Saint and Rachel Livingston have had a whirlwind romance. From an explosive affair in Manwhore, to a sizzling make-up in Manwhore +1, read the last part of their epic love story in Ms. Manwhore.
 

Please share the opening lines of this book:

“Yes yes yes yes!”
I said yes times four, because one didn’t seem like enough for my boyfriend.
This is the best day of my life.

 

Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

There’s always a story behind a story. So in the case of MS. MANWHORE, I didn’t plan to write a novella really. Only a great epilogue for MANWHORE +1, and that was it. But soon the epilogue was several chapters long and I couldn’t stop myself from wanting more, just a little more, and a little more….by the time I was halfway, I knew that Saint and Rachel were giving me more than what I’d hoped, and more than what I planned for….I could’ve just set it aside, trimmed it down, and called it a day.
But I had SO much fun writing this.
This novella is the easiest, funnest, most enjoyable thing I’ve ever written and I wanted to share it in its entirety.
So….I called Amy, my wonderful agent, told her I had a little bit of more Saint and Rachel – words that I simply NEEDED to write – and we talked to my publisher to try to work out a schedule that could deliver the last of their story to you as promptly as possible. And now, the day is almost here! This is the last of their story and I hope that this gives you the same joy that it gave me.

‪#‎OCT5TH‬. Everyone’s favorite MANWHORE returns with his soon to be Mrs. 🙂

 

If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

Well I do love that first proposal scene. (Swoon!)

 

“The girls are going to freak out. But I want to see their faces when I tell them.” I grab my wineglass and take a sip. “Did the guys know you were going to propose?”
He takes his phone out, thumbs off a text, and sets it aside. “They do now.” He grins.
And his eyes look so very liquid tonight, my legs feel rubbery at the sight.
He pushes his chair back to make room for me, and I quietly go around the table and settle down on his lap.
Saint has the perfect arms; they hold me just right. Close, but not too tight, saying I’m here, but not you’re trapped. They kind of coax me to lean on him—coax me, not demand me. He is confident and this is how he attains what he wants, always with patience and persistence. He likes earning what he has.
He holds my head in one hand and thumbs my lips a little bit, as if preparing them for his kiss. “I’m going to kiss you. Everywhere. All night.” He brushes a ghost kiss across the corner of my mouth, and I’m not only ready for another kiss, I’m eager for another kiss. I’m dying for a kiss that won’t end until morning.
Anticipation buzzes in my veins as I melt into his hard, warm chest and feel his lips press softly into the other corner of my mouth. I sigh contentedly, and then Saint lifts my hand and kisses my knuckles and inspects the ring, getting a small frown as he studies it. “We need to get this resized.”
“I don’t want to take it off just yet.” I cover it possessively, then shoot him a sly smile. “I’ll roll Scotch tape around one side to make it plumper and keep it in place.”
“Classy,” he says drolly, and as we start to laugh, both his hands curl around my skull and he sweeps down to tease his smiling lips against mine.
I tip my face up to his, and my smile fades at the sight of Saint’s smoldering green gaze. I wrap my arms around his neck, hungry for him, so desperately in love with him, breathing, “Kiss me, Sin. Kiss me like we just got engaged.”

 

What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

LOVE, PASSION, SIN!

 

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2015?

I’m currently working on the edits for LEGEND, the last of my REAL series books. It’s a very special book to me and I’m excited to share with readers in February 9 2016.
 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

Giveaway: I’m giving away the complete Manwhore series to one lucky reader! Winner will receive an ebook copy of Manwhore, Manwhore +1, and Ms. Manwhore. Goodluck everyone!

 

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Excerpt from Ms. Manwhore:

“OOOOOPEN SESAME!” I hear my roommates yell through my door.
“I’m not Sesame and I’m sleeping,” I murmur into my pillow.
“Speaking of sleep, you owe me sleep time. I heard you all fucking night, you fucking horn dogs—open the door!” Gina demands.
I hear the door crack open.
“Are you alone?” she asks. “I’m with Wynn.”
“Malcolm just left,” I admit sleepily, and the door swings wide open.
“OHMIGOD!” they squeal, and there’s bouncing on my bed around my feet before they each drop down next to me. “FUCKING TELL US THAT HE PROPOSED!” Wynn cries.
I roll to my back, and my face hurts from smiling so much. I wonder why they’re asking me this. Do they know me this well? I look down at my hand and . . . there’s the diamond ring
flashing. I couldn’t take it off, not even to sleep. But I quickly cover it right now with my free hand.
“Rachel, we don’t have all day.” Wynn nudges me excitedly, and she seriously looks so stoked, she could be on Ecstasy right now.
“I was going to invite you guys to lunch to tell you about it.” “Dude, you still owe us lunch, but tell us now. The whole
world knows and we’re your best friends!” Gina counters. “What? What do you mean the whole world knows?” I leap
off the bed and whip out my laptop, then rush back under my warm covers.
“Go ahead and surf the Net.” Gina gestures. “Dude, your mother probably already knows.”
I open my laptop and start scouring the Net.
Within minutes, I glean the most prominent information.

a. His groupies are not happy.
b. The one who divulged to the world was goddamned Tahoe.

Well, ladies, it’s official @malcolmsaint is off the market. From now on @RachelDibs gets both the Saint and the #sinner

And the replies to that came fast and furious, with commentary that basically read, in different forms:

FUCK THAT BITCH I GIVE IT A MONTH WHATTTT!
Seriously there’s no way Saint can get sated with just one! EVER!

I shut my laptop. “Nope,” I say. “I’m too happy to let this spoil it.”
“You can tell Saint to ask the dickhead Roth to remove it,” Gina says.
“Saint’s busy. It’ll happen anyway, the speculation. Might as well happen now.” I fall back on my pillow and my eyes drift shut as the sudden memory of last night hits me.
I’m marrying the man I am in love with, the one who takes me to Pluto and Saturn, makes me lose my senses, and makes me want to be the best I can be. Oh god.
I slide my hands under the sheets and grip my stomach. We’re not using condoms anymore. I’m on the pill but I swear I can still feel him inside me.
“Well, are you going to tell us?” they yell, snapping at me to sit up in bed.
How can I deny them when they’ve got those puppy-dog, take-me-home, tell-us-everything eyes?
How can I deny myself the pleasure of telling them? “Coffee first,” I say, and after I get up, brush my teeth, and slip on my fuzzy socks, I find them sitting, with a steaming cup of coffee placed right where I usually sit.
“Wow, thank you.” They’re sitting across from me, waiting, smiling the widest smiles I’ve ever seen.
I take a sip of coffee just to seem cool—like this isn’t the best thing that has ever happened to me aside from Sin—and then I nearly trip over the words of what to tell them first.
“So,” I begin, suddenly overflowing with such incredible happiness that I can’t seem to speak, so I just pull out my hand and show them Saint’s ring.
“Are you telling Mom?” Gina croaks.
“I’m calling her right now to tell her I’m coming over. I want to tell her in person.”
“Rachel!” Wynn screams, and they both hug me and urge me to call my mother.
I suppose that when you’ve been dating a guy for several months and you’ve never dated anyone before, your mother starts getting her hopes up. It seems a natural thing for a mother to want the best for her daughter. Steady job. Friends. Happiness. She watches you struggle, all while she is trying to help and simultaneously letting you spread your wings, but the very moment that your mother spots something that could make you actually happier than you already are—something that seems impossible—she sets her hopes on it.
“Have you ever discussed marriage?” she had asked only recently when I stopped by to see her one weekend.
“No. Mother! I’m twenty-three.”
“I was certain he was going to propose on your birthday,” she’d said.
“Stop dreaming. Plus, things are so perfect.”
I’m a journalist, young still. With so much to learn. I read stories, write stories, and love stories, but I’m not a person in one of my stories. This is me, real, just human and amazed that I found what I did, that the man I’ve fallen in love with actually loves me, but my mother kept asking.
And that’s not the only part of being in your first relationship.
Your friends start asking you about it too. They’ve noticed all the benefits, fund-raisers, movie nights, and they definitely noted the trip to Napa he took you on. They start noticing that the ratio of times he goes out to club with his friends versus the times he goes out with you starts leaning in your favor. And they seem to have a chart measuring all these things, as if that will tell them how serious it is. And it’s serious. It’s very serious. You know it most of all. That you’re in seriously deep, you can’t possibly go deeper. So your friends start to suspect he’s just as serious about you too.
And they keep asking, curiously, if you’ve talked marriage, and they frown when you say, “No, don’t be silly.” As if they just added one plus one in their heads and your answer isn’t two, so it’s not the right one. Not the right answer, it can’t be.
And despite my denials, maybe . . . no, not maybe . . . for sure, I kept hoping too. I kept wondering, after one of his smiles, those piercing, smoldering looks, I kept wondering: Does he sometimes wonder what it would be like to make me his wife?
I kept wondering if that was even in the plans.
I had hoped, and maybe fantasized, but I never expected him to propose.
I hear my friends asking for details and grab my phone to call my mom and tell her the news, and even as I tell them everything and dial her number, I cannot believe that this is me.
I cannot believe that this is us.
My manwhore and me.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
 

Book Info:

Katy Evans returns with a sexy novella, the final installment of the unforgettable love story that began in Manwhore.

What lies ahead for Chicago’s most envied couple, Malcolm Saint and Rachel Livingston?

Sparks flew between them in Manwhore. Separated by deception, they felt the intensity and heat of their attraction turn up in Manwhore +1.

Will Chicago’s wealthiest and most notorious player finally settle down, or will one woman never be enough? Find out in Ms. Manwhore, the ultimate conclusion to their electric, breathtaking story.
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Meet the Author:

Katy-EvansKaty Evans is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Real series and the Manwhore series. She lives in Texas with her husband, two children, and two wayward pets.

To find more, please visit www.katyevans.net
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46 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Ms. Manwhore by Katy Evans”

  1. Tammy Y

    My finny story. To be funny, every time my husband said we should get married, I said I would when pigs fly. So, one night I say to him, I just saw a flying pig, do you still want to get married. He did and it will be 21 years later this month.

  2. Timitra

    My fave proposal that I’ve seen so far is where this policeman goes to a kindergarten to talk to the kids about his job but it turns into him proposing to his girlfriend who’s a teacher there, everyone is in on it except for his girlfriend. I thought that was a great way to propose!

  3. marcyshuler

    My hubby proposed the first time while we were at work on a locked Psych unit. There was a patient sitting between us and she was whipping her head back and forth between us like she was watching a tennis game. LOL

  4. vadensmommy1

    My favorite has to be from a book. This couple was out to dinner at a restaurant, he had marry me made into the dessert plate. After they ate dinner he ordered her dessert. Then because she ate so much he had to talk her into trying a bite, finally she looked down started crying & said yes. He jumped over the rail grab her and took her across the street to a ring store to pick out her ring, but she needed help & out if the back came her family to help her. Just when she thought it couldn’t get better, her best friend came out too. She was so happy. Turns out he knew what she needed before she did.

  5. Diana Tidlund

    hubby asked in the newspapers valentine edition that had heart you bought… then had the heartshaped diamond to go with it

  6. Amanda Thompson

    I’ve seen so many different proposal videos that make their way around Facebook but I think my favorite one is where friends and family are lip singing to a One Direction song and guiding the girl from her vehicle to the beach where her boyfriend is waiting to propose. All of her family were standing around while he proposed. Honestly, I have a lot of favorite proposals…

  7. Laura Lovejoy Brunk

    Im not big on the whole production of recent proposals …i like quiet and private…and real. A quiet stroll on the beach with words from the heart. Thats how you start a beautiful meaningful marriage.

  8. Jami B.

    My sister’s proposal story has been my favorite since it happened over 18 years ago. John (my now brother-in-law) invited my parents and I over to his apartment to cook dinner for us & my sister, Elyssa. Elyssa went over early to help him get ready. John was cooking, Lys was straightening up. In the middle of all of this, John walked over to Lys and said “Can I ask you a question?”. Lys, not paying any attention to him, said “What?”. John was standing there holding open a ring box and said “Will you Marry Me?”. Lys, finally turned towards him and couldn’t believe it… They had been together for over 18 months at that point and had already discussed marriage, but she is 4 years younger than he is and was only about to turn 22 in the next couple of weeks. When we walked in 30 minutes later, Lys was on the couch, on the phone with John’s parents, crying hysterically. Turns out, the diamond was a family stone from my grandmother, so my mother knew he was getting close to proposing. And when he had picked the ring up the day before our dinner, he stopped over to ask my father’s permission. I’m surprised my father kept it a secret. It may not have been the most romantic proposal, but it fit the couple that Elyssa & John are, even today. 16.5 years, 2 kids and 1 dog later, they are still married…

  9. Stephanie W.

    I have been married for 27 years and we mutually agreed on Valentine’s Day to get married the next Valentine’s Day! It wasn’t the most romantic proposal but it was on one of the most romantic days of the year. <3 <3 <3

  10. Amy Rickman

    My husband made a large banner (hand drawn) and hung it in our bedroom asking me to marry him.

  11. Colleen C.

    My father jokingly asked my mom if she wanted a ring from those toy machines… she said yes… so he buys one and holds it out to her… before she takes it, he holds out his other hand and says, “or you can have what is in this hand”… it was an engagement ring.

  12. kgagnon2013

    My husband proposed at a friends wedding! He took me to a balcony under a tree with small lights and got down on one knee and proposed. 🙂

  13. Meredith Miller

    I love the ones you see online–like the one where the guy gets the whole family to sing along or comes together in some other big surprise.

  14. veRONIca

    My friend met a guy on vacation. On their last night he turned off her alarm so she missed her flight. He asked her to move in and marry him and she stayed in the country. (Could’ve gone a completely different way but I’m happy it didn’t)

  15. Erika

    My husband took me to a very romantic restaurant while we were on a weekend trip. He had the waitress write “will you marry me?” on the check. We’ve been married 11 years now. 🙂

  16. fr_larsson

    I´m always in aww of all the lovely ways to propose, I´m not sure I´d be even close when the time comes LOL My favorite was the one where the whole family is gathered to take the annual christmas photo, and they´ve got tshirts on spelling out Merry Xmas, so the bride to be is in the foreground, and the E changes place with A, the X changes to a heart and the S to a questionmark. She´s now asked to check if the photo turned out OK, when she sees the question and turns around he´s on one knee with the ring *sniffles*
    That one was golden =D
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Monday!
    //Linda

  17. debby236

    The ones that make me smile are the ones with all the work put into them – like using a plane that flies by at the beach.

  18. kermitsgirl

    My husband tried to propose to me on the bench where he first told me he loved me. I totally ruined it because I was trying to break in these killer 8in spiked heels my best friend was insisting on for her wedding in a few days and I didn’t want to walk around the huge fountain where the bench was located. I was in the middle of complaining about my feet when he just dropped down said BOOM and pulled out the ring. It sounds awful, but it was so sweet and silly and I loved it.

  19. Vidhi Joshi (@joshi_vidhi)

    One of my friends went to Australia to travel and she ended up meeting her fiance there and they traveled different countries together for a while. After that she came back home and he was coming to visit her, he purposefully told her he will be arriving on a different date than he actually had planned. So he got there two days early and while she was gone to work he went to her house and decorated it with flowers and candles and surprised her when she came back home and asked her to marry him. 😀

  20. mrsmac19

    My husband proposed on the Brooklyn Bridge overlooking the Manhattan skyline. He’d met me at work, we’d gone to dinner, and then walked over the bridge. He bent down to tie his shoe and that was it!

  21. taswmom

    My mind was a total blank, so I read all the answers before mine. You ladies had some pretty good ideas and experiences. Mine was quite simple, though before I was ready, so I got to think on it a few days. That was in 1979.

  22. erinf1

    ummm… the only scene I can think of is that scene from While You Were Sleeping when he brought all of his family to propose 🙂 thanks for sharing!

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