Spotlight & Giveaway: Appealed by Emma Chase

Posted January 7th, 2016 by in Blog, Spotlight / 111 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Emma Chase to HJ!


New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled books returns with the third romance in the Legal Briefs series, a collection of sexy novels about first crushes, second chances, and the final verdict of the heart.

AppealedWhen Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn’t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman…who wants to crush the most intimate—and prized—parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Louboutins.
When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue–worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell for her.
But she’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore—she’s a Washington, DC, prosecutor with a long winning streak. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case, and Kennedy thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.
But things aren’t exactly working out the way she planned. Brent has his sights set on Kennedy, and every fiery exchange only makes him want her more—and makes her wonder if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. In the end, they may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.

Emma Chase’s 5 Favorite Scenes from Appealed:

Appealed was so much fun to write! The characters are smart and quick, sexy and sweet – they kept me smiling the entire time! Though it wasn’t easy, I was able to narrow down my favorite moments to five – and here they are (in no particular order):
1) Meeting Waldo. Waldo and Brent’s exchanges are just so entertaining! Waldo is a wonderful, memorable character and it’s a great peek into where Brent’s head is at before his life gets turned upside down.
2) The Reunion. When Brent and Kennedy see each other again, after almost 15 years, the sparks fly and the verbal jabs are hilarious! This was the scene I reread the most while I was working on the manuscript – their chemistry is palpable and sizzling!
3) The Flashbacks. It was wonderful to be able to see Brent and Kennedy together at earlier points in their lives. These scenes round out the characters so much – fill in those missing pieces and tie together small details that are mentioned when they’re adults. These parts also really solidify Brent and Kennedy’s connection – show how deeply their lives have always been entwined and how important they always were to each other.
4) The Hospital Room. Don’t want to give too much away – but there are so many feels in this scene!! It’s tender and funny and romantic all at the same time. I teared up (in a good way) while writing and rereading these lines.
5) The Extended Epilogue. These final pages were beautiful for me to write. I love how everything is tied together, how we get a taste of where all the characters are down the road. The last lines were how I had envisioned ending the series from the very beginning.

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Meet the Author:

Emma ChaseBy day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she toils away the hours bringing her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.




111 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Appealed by Emma Chase”

  1. Christy

    I’ve never read any of Emma’s books, but this sounds so good. I’d love to check it out!

  2. veRONIca

    This book sounds great! And I absolutely love a good epilogue. A book doesn’t feel complete to me if I cannot see how the characters end up in their HEA

  3. Jenny Dauksa Schaber

    I loved what I’ve read so far! Emma writes a spectacular male POV. I especially love her strong as hell heroines and I have a feeling that Kennedy is going to be one of my favorites.

  4. Sandy X

    I am super excited!!! I’ve read the first two books in the series and I am in love with them. I definitely can’t wait for this one

  5. katielowden

    I’ve heard such great things about this book, people saying it was their favorite! Thank you!!

  6. Jaime

    I love Emma Chase’s writing and am so excited to start this series! I’ve been waiting for book 3 to begin. Emma is the queen at the male POV!

  7. skkgagnon

    Thanks for the post. The epilogue is so important to me, it is great to hear this one is special! =D

  8. swbookworm

    I love Emma Chase with a fervor! She’s the undisputed queen of male POVs! I especially like that this story is going to flashback to Brent and Kennedy’s life. I love that story angle!

  9. Jennifer

    Another amazing book for one and only Emma Chase.
    Extended epilogue is the best one out there❤❤❤❤

  10. Vrsha

    Oh I love Emma Chase and her books, they never fail to entertain me. Thanks so much for this lovely chance to have a printed one from Emma 🙂

  11. taswmom

    I’m really excited to read this book! It really sounds like an incredible experience. I love getting to go back and forth between the then and the now, when it’s well written. Thank you for a great excerpt and chance to win it!

  12. Hanna Gale Borja

    Ever since I’ve read Tangled, I’ve been in love with Emma Chase’s way of delivering lines and monologues. It doesnt bore you and it certainly leaves you wanting more. I havent read the Legal Briefs series yet but I know I wont be disappointed with it 🙂

  13. tlrosado

    The blogs are blowing up with great reviews for Appealed. Always a good sign. I enjoyed the Tangled series and recently downloaded Sustained. I’m all but getting ready for this one!

  14. Laura Lovejoy Brunk

    It’s going to be another great read by Emma. This series has beem amazing to far ! Can’t wait!

  15. Christine Blood

    Sounds like a Great book and I’m looking forward to reading it! Love Emma Chase’s books!!

  16. Joye

    I am always looking for new authors to read. This book sounds like the kind I enjoy reading.

  17. JenM

    I’m totally looking forward to this book. Sustained was one of my favorite books last year and the setup for this one sounds great.

  18. goge

    I love this series sooooo much! I have no doubt that I will love Brent and Kennedy. In print it would be the best!

  19. peggy clayton

    You;re a new author for me so it was exciting to read. Plus my New years resolution was to read 1 new author a month of course that is reading and reviewing! I really enjoyed the writeup and would love to read a book by you.

  20. Marcy Meyer

    Sounds really good! I love romantic comedies, and Emma writes those so well. Can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  21. Carol

    Love Emma’s writing style! And would love to have a print copy of the book. Good luck everyone!

  22. Diane Sallans

    I love this kind of story where the couple have changed so much since when they were young!

  23. Abi

    Can’t wait to read this book. I love Emma Chase books. The men in her books are all amazing.

  24. erinf1

    I’ve read high praise for this series and the excerpt definitely supports all the praise 😉 thanks for sharing!

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