Spotlight & Giveaway: Too Hard to Handle by Julie Ann Walker

Posted September 7th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 41 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Julie Ann Walker to HJ!
Spotlight&Giveaway

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker continues her red-hot Black Knights Inc. series in rough-and-tumble Peru

 
Thanks so much for having me on today!  What a treat!
 

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Too Hard to HandleDan “The Man” Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He’s hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan’s number one priority.

A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she’s excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can’t forget. And a secret that’s going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.
 

Please share the opening lines of this book:

“Calm down, dude. If you keep going on like this, your brain will explode. And I really don’t want to get any of it on me.”

 

Please share a few Random facts about this book…

  • It’s set mostly in Peru.
  • One of the characters eats a guinea pig — what the Peruvians call cuy.
  • There’s some airplane nooky.
  • It’s a second-chance love story.

 

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

Dan “The Man” Currington is a former SEAL and current covert government operator working for the defense firm known as Black Knights Inc. A recovering alcoholic and widower, he’s seen the dark side of life. And now he’s looking for a little light.

Penelope “Penni” DePaul is a former Secret Service agent with a heart of gold. She’s also one badass broad who can hold her own in bed, a barroom brawl, or a gunfight. But can she hold onto Dan? That’s the question.

 

What, in your mind, distinguishes this book from other books out there in the same genre?

I think the humor and the camaraderie between the operators at Black Knights Inc. sets this book (and the series) apart from others in the genre. The story isn’t just about bullets and bad guys, there’s a family dynamic at work, with all the appropriately hilarious ribbing and quips.
 

Do you think there’s a common trait or a je ne sais quoi that your heroes must have?

Not just one trait, but many. They must be brave, loyal, loving, patriotic, and steadfast. In short, my heroes have to be heroic. Duh, right? *snort*
 

Did any scene have you crying or laughing (or blushing) while writing it?

The airplane bathroom nooky scene. At first I was laughing — those cramped quarters make for some great slapstick comedy. Then I was blushing — those cramped quarters make what’s already an up-close-and-personal activity just that much more up-close-and-personal. *wink*
 

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

Definitely the Mile High Club scene. It would show me whether or not the actors had the comedic chops to pull off the characters as well as letting me know if they had any chemistry together.
 

If you could have given your characters one piece of advice before the opening pages of the book, what would it be and why?

Don’t wait for the right time to tell each other the truth about things. The right time never comes and holding back causes you all kinds of problems.
 

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

I’m putting the finishing touches on Devil and the Deep. It’s the second book in my new Deep Six series and, baby, it is ssssmokin’! Even if I do say so myself. Ha!
 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

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Book Info:

“The Man” is back
Dan “The Man” Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He’s hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan’s number one priority.
And this time she’s ready
A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she’s excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can’t forget. And a secret that’s going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.
Buy Links

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1M9j6Mn
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1Q5vXyc
iBooks: http://apple.co/1RfS4En
IndieBound: http://bit.ly/1OUhLZ0
 
 

Meet the Author:

Julie Ann WalkerJulie Ann Walker is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling Author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She’ll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. You can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission. For more information, please visit www.julieannwalker.com or follow her on Facebook www.facebook.com/jawalkerauthor and/or Twitter @JAWalkerAuthor.

Social Networking Links

Website: http://julieannwalker.com/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/JAWalkerAuthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5342916.Julie_Ann_Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

41 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Too Hard to Handle by Julie Ann Walker”

  1. Patricia B.

    I like second chance stories. Throwing your characters into a different culture and country adds some extra interest to the story.

  2. Amanda Thompson

    Definitely a series I’m going to read! I love books with some humor in them!

  3. kermitsgirl

    Sounds like a great series, I’m glad that you focus on adding humor – it’s the one thing that will keep me coming back to an author.

  4. clickclickmycat

    I have not had the pleasure of reading any of this series. But thanks to this blog, I have been introduced to the writer.

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