Spotlight & Giveaway: Obsessed by Him by Red Garnier

Posted December 30th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 46 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome romance author Red Garnier to HJ!

Spotlight&GiveawayHi Red, Welcome to HJ!

What would you say are the defining characteristic of your novels?

OBSI’d say my novels feature one of my favorite things in romance novels; sexy alphas who don’t really know they’re looking for love, but find it nonetheless! ☺

5 things HJ readers should know about you?

I love reading in all genres, am a fan of spicy food, am kind of shy in person, and consider myself very happily married and in love.

What is your favorite trope to read, one you will never get tire off?

I think my absolute best most beloved trope is the best friend of the older brother in love with the heroine but stuck . . . unable to do anything because that’s just not the right thing to do to your friend, dude!

Let’s talk about your newest release: OBSESSED BY HIM

If you had to summarize the book Obsessed by Him for the readers here…

Five sexy, powerful billionaires who aren’t looking for love end up meeting their matches in five very special ladies. Each story is a novella of a special couple and has been previously released in ebook format, and now they’ve all been compiled into a long book, released in print by St. Martin’s Press. I could not be more thrilled.

Please tell us about the characters in your book

Let’s start with the men, because they always capture my attention, sexy as they are.
Graves Buchanan, Daniel Lexington, Luke Preston, Andrew Fairchild, and Cade West. I love each and every one of them even though they are so different.

What scene did you most enjoy writing? Why?

I think my favorite is the first scene, of the first story, CLAIMED BY HIM.

Graves Buchanan’s balls were up on the poker table, and if he lost this hand, it was going to hurt like hell. He was already a million dollars under, and up on that table, his second million sat nice and tight on a blue chip stack, right atop the felt green center.
One would argue that two million didn’t even put a dent in his bankroll. For every second that Graves sat on his butt in his friend’s state-of-the-art study, his businesses were racking up a couple of millions more. So no, it sure didn’t put a dent in his bankroll. But it sure as hell hurt his pride.
Yeah, he was already smarting. Big time.
Especially when he well knew that this pitiful losing streak was all because his concentration had been shit for a whole damned year.
Seated with three of his closest friends on their usual Wednesday poker night, he worked on keeping the mask of indifference on his face while dwelling on the indisputable fact that, with a measly pair of Jokers, he was going to have to bluff his way to a winning hand.
He surveyed his opponents’ faces. Today he played with his best friend, Daniel Lexington, who leaned back in his chair, cool as a cucumber in a pair of Ray Bans. Then there was Cade West, who was one pissed-off motherfucker. Guess you just didn’t bury your young wife two months after the wedding and have nothing to show for it. And of course, there was Luke Preston, the incorrigible playboy, who couldn’t keep his mouth shut to save his worthless life.
“Well, well now, I’ve got some game here. Woohooo. Hold on to your pants, boys. I’m out for the big momma tonight and going all in.” Luke pushed all his chips into the center, and while Graves’s brain immediately began calculating how much he was going to lose if he called it, the shiny steel door to Daniel’s massive Public-Library-sized study cracked open a notch.
“Danny?” a female voice asked.
Grave’s entire body went rigid as he recognized the speaker. Suddenly, a cluster of strange, complicated feelings rolled around inside his chest, and all the blood started rushing to his groin. It was a miracle he managed to maintain his impassive expression, because every tiny nerve and cell and atom in his body came alive with a roar.
“Yeah, Chlo, come on in.” Daniel waved his younger sister in, and Grave’s wind pipe clamped shut as he watched her approach. Holy Mother of God, this girl was going to kill him.
Chloe Lexington had grown up to be the hottest hottie he had ever laid eyes upon. She was slender, light, and delectable, with a dimple on her chin and a wide, sensual mouth, and big green eyes that gutted you. Her curves were in all the right places, curves a guy’s hands would itch to mold and hold and play with.
She wore her straight, lustrous blonde hair at an illegal length now, and Graves had noticed a couple of days ago that the longest tips teased the top of her fanny when she walked. And what a perfect fanny, oh man. Graves had fantasized about Chloe’s delectable rear in ways he had no business fantasizing about it—but he just couldn’t get over those perky rounded cheeks, held up in the air by a pair of angels.
Tonight she wore a simple black strapless dress that made his mouth water inexplicably. Graves could take the rest of the night surveying her perfect figure and not want for anything else, but instead he tore his eyes away before both Daniel and she noticed the giant erection growing in his lap, even if he was shielded by the table.
A monster hard-on right now was not what he’d consider good news.
Graves was a bad, bad boy with his hard-ons, and the kind of shit he liked to do with them wouldn’t sit well with a nice girl like Chloe. Much less with her brother—who was known to do even worse things with his hard-ons.
Daniel Lexington’s motto of “No pain, no gain” extended far beyond the gym, they all knew.
“Hey, Chlo, get over here and let me have a good look at you. Let me give that rump a nice little pat, woman,” Luke purred, waving her over.
“Lay off, Luke,” Daniel growled.
Luke laughed. “Relax, man. She’s your sister. Even I have my limits—plus you know I like my sex rowdy.”
“You’d fuck your own mother if it’d get you off,” Daniel replied.
Chloe was being a good sport about it though, coming forward with a seductive sway of her hips and sparkling green eyes. “Eat your heart out, Luke,” she said, ruffling his blonde hair. Then her smile faded and her eyes slid along the table until they stopped at Graves. “Hey guys…Hi, Graves.” The merriment had fled from her face, and her voice dropped a decibel when she spoke his name.
Fuck me. It did all kinds of things to him, to meet those green eyes and think of Colorado forests, to hear her say his name in that seductive murmur. Her voice was fluffy like marshmallows, and it made Graves feel like the freaking smore being burnt on all ends and crushed in the middle.
His pants strained painfully under the table and his chest cramped in ways he absolutely loathed. “Hey, Chlo,” he said, and flicked his eyes back to his measly pair of Jacks.
“Are you losing again?” she asked. “Danny said you were on a bad streak lately.”
She slid over to him and bent down to see his cards, and Graves knew that very second, he was fucked. The guys would look at her face, see that little O forming on her mouth, and know that Graves had shit. But he still sat there and let it all happen. Because her minty scent teased his nostrils and tortured his senses.
Strands of honeyed hair fell to his shoulders as she bent to take a closer peek, and then she turned her head so that he could see every golden speck in her lovely eyes. Her stare was full of amusement and pity, clearly saying, You are so screwed, Graves.
Yeah, but she didn’t even know the half of it.
Nobody did.
Because Daniel was his best friend, and Graves was crazy sick in love with his little sister.

What scene was the hardest to write? Why?

Oh I can’t pick a hard scene, except perhaps BOUND BY HIM was the one I most revised and worked on, among all 5 books, and it turns out to be one of the reader favorites! So I guess the hard work on it paid off.

Who would you cast in the role of your characters if your book was optioned for a movie?

Graves Buchanan and Chloe – Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried
Daniel Lexington and Monica –Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
Cade West and Ivy– Chris Hemsworth and Rachel McAdams
Luke Preston and Peyton – Josh Holloway and Jennifer Lawrence
Andrew Fairchild and Whitney – Jake Gyllenhal and Amy Adams

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2014?

I’m working on a different category story, currently, which I hope to finish next year and share!

Where can readers get in touch with you?

The best place is my website – I love hearing from readers!

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46 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Obsessed by Him by Red Garnier”

  1. Maria Theresa Santos

    I have not read any books of Red Garnier. I love Gabriels Redemption because of the story

  2. Wanda

    I am unfamiliar with your work but after that blurb will be looking into them further (lol). The latest book I read was Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter. I loved the interaction between the hero and heroine.

  3. Lindsay

    My favorite book of Red’s is The Satin Sash and the character of Heath. Would LOVE to see a sequel to see how Toni, Grey and Heath are doing. I’ve also read and enjoyed all her Desires as well.

  4. Chelsea B.

    I am unfamiliar with your work, but I will remedy that! 🙂
    A read that I unexpectedly enjoyed was The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch. I’d say it’s about a middle grade series, and I’ve enjoyed the heck out of it! It’s fun and interactive and engaging– I am lovin’ these novels! 🙂

  5. Justine

    I’ve been reading holiday novellas. Some recent reads:
    Snowfall by Mary Ann Rivers
    Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand
    Married for Christmas by Noelle Adams
    After Midnight by Serena Bell

  6. Irish Pax

    I’ve not been lucky enough to stumble across your work until this point. I read about a book a day from contemporary to historical depending on my mood. I just finished Sex and the Single Earl by Vanessa Kelly though and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m not sure what I will be reading tonight though, probably something more contemporary…

  7. Sandy Xiong

    I haven’t read any books by Red Garnier yet but I haven’t read any books for a few months. I’m still relaxing from school

  8. Barbara Hopkins

    I haven’t read any of your books as of yet, but then I just discovered you. I have added you to my author must read list. I just finished two books. An O’ Brien Family Christmas by Sherryl Woods and A Little Bit of Holiday Magic by Melissa Mc Clone. What I love in both of these stories is that they make their characters real, what I mean is that the characters could actually be someone you live next door to, or a friend of yours. They base them from bits and pieces of real people. B

  9. dholcomb1

    haven’t read your work…I read many genres of romance and chick lit such as Jane Porter, Melissa McClone, Karen White, Sarah MacLean, Jana Deleon, etc…

  10. lisagk

    I recently read Valerie Bowman’s novella, A Secret Affair. I enjoyed the strength in the heroine and the knock out punch the hero got when he unexpectedly realized what he wanted. I look forward to my first Red Garnier novel. Thanks for asking

  11. Cindy Hamilton

    Haven’t read any of your work but looking forward to! I just finished Sable Hunter’s I’ll Remember You

  12. Leanna

    I am reading Burn by Maya Banks. I love how this group of friends are each others family. The sex is hot too.

  13. Lori Meehan

    I’ve not had the pleasure of reading any of your books. My recent fav book is No Strings Attached by Nicolette Day it’s a SS that just had everything it should have.

  14. veRONIca

    I haven’t read any of your stuff. I recently read Own The Wind by Kristen Ashley and loved it! It got me hooked on motorcycle guys

  15. dutcheja

    I am not familiar with your books yet but I intend to be. This book sounds really good. My latest reads that I have loved are “Winners” by Danielle Steel, The Parable series by Linda Lael Miller the most recent one was Big Sky Summer I love series books because it almost becomes a 2nd family people that you know and love that check in and let you know whats up.

  16. Kai W.

    I haven’t read any of your books. To be frank, this is the first time I heard of this series.

  17. shadowluvs2read

    I havent read any yet, but im definitely looking forward to! They all look so good! Congrats on your release! The most recent book that ive loved is Bully by Penelope Douglas. I fell in love with the characters! How they each fight the attraction, the way they fight, best friends, turned enemies…*sigh* lol

  18. Gretchen

    I am unfamiliar with your work but will be reading it. I just finished Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye.

  19. Jenn McElroy

    I haven’t read anything by Red Garnier, but these novellas look great! Lately, I’ve been getting into Michelle Valentine’s Black Falcon series. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  20. marcyshuler

    You’re a new author for me, but I’ll be checking out your website because I loved the sound of this book.

    I read many different romance genres. Today I finished AS HARD AS IT GETS by Laura Kaye. Fabulous book.

  21. Pennie M

    I’ve read a couple of Red’s books and the one I remember most they were stranded in a snow storm and led to reunited love. I have a couple others on my kindle.

  22. Rita Luken

    You are a new author to me, but I loved the sound of this book so I don’t think you will be new long…I love Carly Phillips and Gina Maxwell

  23. Margaret

    I haven’t read any of your books but will definitely add them to my TBR list! Latest good reads have included Letting Go by JM Witt (debut novel, very good!), Bedding the Bad Boy by Virna DePaul, Beg Me to Slay by Lissa Kessler, and The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle.

  24. PamM

    Your new to me but I believe I will love your books! Last book I read and loved is Ashes and i really liked it because it is about a man who is also a phoenix.

  25. Amy R

    I haven’t read any of your books yet. Recent books I have loved are Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, it really drew me in the story and the pacing was good. I also enjoyed Scored by Lily Harlem as it was basic boy meets girl with an HEA nothing to out there.

  26. ndluebke

    I tend to perfer clean novels with a little bit of edge to them. I just recently finished Autamn Grace by Marianne Ellis that was good and several by Lori Foster that were pretty good. I haven’t read any of yours yet but would love to.

  27. Christine L.

    I’ve not yet read any of your work but plan to rectify the situation! (I’m thankful for having discovered Harlequin Junkie, where I’ve learned about a number of fab authors previously unknown to me.) My favorite 2013 read was THE ROSIE PROJECT which I consider a rom-com and was a Goodreads Choice nominee in the fiction category. I laughed aloud *and* cried … in full public view/earshot! Any book that makes me do that is very special.

    • Christine L.

      And (though doubtless you’ve heard this before) …. you have SUCH a cool name! Nom de plume or otherwise, it would look great in the opening credits of a film: ADAPTED FROM THE NOVEL BY *RED GARNIER* (maybe starring Chanel Iman, whose ridiculously awesome name is her given one).

  28. Ann

    I haven’t read any yet, but would like to. My most recent read was Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I thought it was amazing! Lincoln was the best! =D

  29. Lori Ha

    Happy New Years! I haven’t read anything by this author but I’m looking forward to doing so. Thanks 🙂

  30. cahmmerritt

    Red Garnier is a new author for me! I’ve been reading Sable Hunter’s Hell Yeah series and liking all of the McCoy family stories – Happy New Year!

  31. Jennifer Zorko

    I have not read any of the books in this series, but they are on my TBR list. Thank you for the chance.

  32. Lori P

    Haven’t had the pleasure of reading any books in this series. Looks like I should add them to my list.

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