Spotlight & Giveaway: The Wright Secret by K.A. Linde

Posted January 11th, 2018 by in Blog, Spotlight / 41 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author K.A. Linde to HJ!
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Hi K.A. Linde and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, The Wright Secret!

 

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

The Wright Secret is about Morgan Wright, who is the new CEO of her family’s company. She’s been in love with her brother’s best friend, Patrick, nearly her entire life and decides that she is going to make a move. All doesn’t go as planned and once these two finally get together it’s explosive, except they have to keep it from their family. It’s a story about growth and courage and hope and following your heart.
 

Please share the opening lines of this book:

I was going to do it.
I was going to ask out my brother’s best friend.
Patrick and I had known each other since we were kids.

 

Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • Morgan is the first female CEO I’ve ever written.
  • Patrick loves to cook especially for Morgan. They have a love affair with mashed potatoes.
  • Morgan shares a lot of my own joys and fears about being a successful businesswoman. It was both difficult and deeply rewarding to write someone so powerful and to see her vulnerabilities.

 

Please tell us a little about the characters in your book. As you wrote your protagonist was there anything about them that surprised you?

Morgan is a strong, deeply motivated CEO. She’s strong and funny and sarcastic. She loves mashed potatoes, trashy reality TV, and 90s rap music. She’s also incredibly loyal and dedicated to her family. She is the glue that holds them together. She’s a riddle and Patrick helps to solve it.

Patrick is a self-proclaimed manwhore. He never really had an affinity for relationships. Mostly because he had no interest in women who were relationships material. I think what surprised me most about him was that once he was in with Morgan he was IN. How could he fuck things up with someone like Morgan Wright? She deserves the best and he rises to the occasion.

 

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

I would use the scene where Morgan and Patrick are together in bed and she asks him to kiss her. She’s a very forward woman who has waited so long for this moment. The rejection has to really sting. Patrick’s need by refusal has to ache. They have to want but not get what they want.

Excerpt:

“You’re not going to kiss me?”
I swallowed down a lump in my throat. Her asking that made me want to maul her like a wild animal. To kiss her breathlessly until she had to surface for air.
“No,” I struggled to get out.
“You should.”
“That’s not going to happen.”
She reached out and put her hand on my bare chest. She dragged her nails down my abs, past my belly button, and then thumbed the front of my boxers. I stifled a groan and then grabbed her hand.
“You don’t want to do this, Morgan.”
She blinked twice. “How do you know what I want?”
“You’re not the kind of girl who deserves a quick fuck when she’s drunk. And you’re definitely not the kind of girl who should get that from me.”
“What does that mean?” she said, her voice dangerously quiet.
“You’re Morgan Wright,” I said, as if that explained everything.
“Thanks for reminding me.” She glanced down to where I still held her hand. “You haven’t let me go.”
“I know.” I hastily released her.
“Sometimes, I don’t want to be Morgan Wright,” she said so quietly that I almost didn’t hear her.

 

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

That it’s okay to be a strong female and still have vulnerabilities. We’re all human. We all bleed. Morgan is a powerhouse. She’s earned the respect of her company and she knows that she deserves it. Yet, she also fears that she won’t continue to garner that respect. And also that they will look down on her because she’s a woman. For being too loud, speaking too much, and knowing what she wants. But despite those fears, she doesn’t let it hold her back. And I know that all of us have that in us too.

 

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2017?

My current work in progress is Blood Cure, book three in my Blood Type trilogy, a very very sexy paranormal romance about a vampire and his blood escort.

Book one, Blood Type, releases April 24tth. And the next Wright book will be split into a duet, The Wright Love and The Wright One coming May 15th and May 29th. This follows Sutton Wright and the new CFO, David.
 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

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Excerpt from The Wright Secret:

Christ, I am not going to sleep with her.
I went to the bathroom and paced, thinking about a cold shower and ice water and anything to make my erection less obvious. I couldn’t believe I was going to get into that bed to begin with, but to get in there hard as a rock was out of the question. I could do this. I could sleep next to Morgan. She was just Morgan after all.
My pep talk didn’t do much to help me, but I walked across the hall and into my bedroom anyway. She was on the right side of the king-size bed. The covers were nearly up to her chin. She startled when she saw me in the doorway. Maybe she hadn’t thought I’d show.
I shut the door behind me and got into bed on the other side. My bed was a thousand times more comfortable than the couch, but with Morgan so close, I felt like I was sleeping on hot coals.
“I didn’t think you deserved to be kicked out of your own bed.” She turned onto her side and faced me.
My eyes caught hers in the darkness. The streetlight was the only illumination that cast across her sharp features.
Without a second thought, I brushed her dark hair off her face. “Get some sleep.”
She scooted forward until we were nearly as close as we’d been in the kitchen. “You’re not going to kiss me?”
I swallowed down a lump in my throat. Her asking that made me want to maul her like a wild animal. To kiss her breathlessly until she had to surface for air.
“No,” I struggled to get out.
“You should.”
“That’s not going to happen.”
She reached out and put her hand on my bare chest. She dragged her nails down my abs, past my belly button, and then thumbed the front of my boxers. I stifled a groan and then grabbed her hand.
“You don’t want to do this, Morgan.”
She blinked twice. “How do you know what I want?”
“You’re not the kind of girl who deserves a quick fuck when she’s drunk. And you’re definitely not the kind of girl who should get that from me.”
“What does that mean?” she said, her voice dangerously quiet.
“You’re Morgan Wright,” I said, as if that explained everything.
“Thanks for reminding me.” She glanced down to where I still held her hand. “You haven’t let me go.”
“I know.” I hastily released her.
“Sometimes, I don’t want to be Morgan Wright,” she said so quietly that I almost didn’t hear her.
“Come here,” I said with a sigh.
I couldn’t have what I wanted. I really wanted to give in, and she was making it so difficult, but I didn’t want it to feel like it was her fault. This was my fault. I should have known better.
“What?” she asked warily.
I grabbed her hip and turned her, so she was facing away from me. Then, I tugged her snug against my chest and wrapped an arm around her waist. It wasn’t enough. It wasn’t even close to enough. With her ass against my crotch, I could feel every tiny movement that she made. I could feel as her muscles finally relaxed into me. I could even feel when her breathing evened out, and she succumbed to sleep.
With a sigh, I placed a kiss on her shoulder. A kiss I never would have given her if she’d been awake, and I tried not to notice how she fit perfectly against me.

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Book Info:

I was just his best friend’s little sister.

But he was always more than that to me.

After twelve years of pining over Patrick’s easy smile, baby blues, and captivating charm, I decide to take matters into my own hands—and completely blow my chance.

Who knew a self-proclaimed manwhore would decide to be a gentleman the first time I’m naked in his bed? Definitely, not me. But when I land there again, neither of us has any intention of stopping.

There’s only one problem: nobody can know. Especially not my three older brothers. If they found out, all hell would break loose.

So I’m willing to keep our secret. Because I want him Wright here, right now.

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Meet the Author:

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.
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