I work for a NYC magazine, so you'd think my life would be fascinating, right? Notsomuch... until my girlfriends dared me to have a one-night-stand to celebrate my birthday to, um... use a naughty gift they gave me. Hunky outdoorsman Sam Somebody from the bar was happy to oblige, and friend, it was a night to remember. I thought I'd never see him again, so imagine my surprise when he was the guest of my next morning editorial meeting--as the cover story. Can you say awkward?
(Here's where things get really weird.) When my boss became convinced our magazine had fallen under a "cover curse," she sent me to Nowheresville, USA to man-sit Sam under the cover of a writing assignment. I'm trying to keep a professional distance, but he's wearing me down. And since I've never been outside the city, my unmatched clumsiness might put Sam in more danger than anything else... meanwhile, I'm the one in real danger--of losing my heart. Ack!
From the bestselling author of STOP THE WEDDING! (now a Hallmark Channel movie), COVER ME is a sexy romantic comedy that will make you laugh out loud!
Stephanie Bond was seven years deep into a corporate career in computer programming and pursuing an MBA at night when an instructor remarked she had a flair for writing and suggested she submit material to academic journals. But Stephanie was more interested in writing fiction—more specifically, romance and mystery novels. After writing in her spare time for two years, she sold her first manuscript; after selling ten additional projects to two publishers, she left her corporate job to write fiction full-time. To-date, Stephanie has more than ninety published novels to her name, including the popular BODY MOVERS humorous mystery series, and the romantic comedy STOP THE WEDDING!, now a Hallmark Channel movie. Stephanie lives in midtown Atlanta. For more information on Stephanie’s books, visit www.stephaniebond.com.
Marjorie Steel and Bryce Simpson have finally declared their love for each other, but their chance for happiness is once again yanked out from under them. As Marjorie is forced to confront her demons and find an inner strength to save herself and another, Bryce rushes to solve the puzzles his dead father left behind.
An ominous lawyer, twins with a secret, and a premature birth present new obstacles as the two lovers scramble to escape the conundrum and leave their families in peace, all while their desire for each other becomes more and more insatiable. When an unexpected figure from the past emerges, leaving them both thunderstruck, the mystery deepens even further.
It’s a race for healing.
It’s a race for love.
And Marjorie and Bryce are determined to have their happy ending.
Carlotta Wren is dazed and confused—everything she thought she knew about her life has been a lie. How can she ever trust anyone again? And where does she go from here?
She hopes a business trip out of town will help to clear her head… instead it lands her in the middle of a murder, as the prime suspect! While Carlotta works frantically to prove her innocence, she’s also forced to confront the lies she’s been telling herself. If she manages to get out of this mess, she’ll have to get real about the kind of life she wants, and the person she wants to spend it with.
Praise for the BODY MOVERS series:
"Body Movers is one of the most delightful series I have read in quite some time. Stephanie Bond shows her audience what a wickedly funny mystery should be all about." --Suspense Romance Writers Book Review
"Stephanie Bond's Body Movers Series is an absolute hoot!" --TheRomanceReadersConnection.com
"Bond has successfully switched to the crime genre, bringing along her trademark humor and panache." --Booklist
If you're looking for laugh-out-loud books, check out the BODY MOVERS series! To-date, titles in the series include:
PARTY CRASHERS (prequel)
2 BODIES FOR THE PRICE OF 1
3 MEN AND A BODY
4 BODIES AND A FUNERAL
5 BODIES TO DIE FOR
6 KILLER BODIES
6 ½ BODY PARTS (novella)
7 BRIDES FOR 7 BODIES
8 BODIES IS ENOUGH
9 BODIES ROLLING
10 BODIES LYING
Q: Do I have to read the BODY MOVERS books in order?
A: It's best to read the first book BODY MOVERS before 2, 3, 4, etc. But PARTY CRASHERS stands alone as a mystery. Carlotta Wren is a secondary character in that book, so you can circle back to read PARTY CRASHERS later (and see Carlotta before she was scared straight!).
When Belinda Hennessey moves to Atlanta after a humiliating personal setback, she’s eager to start over: new surroundings, new job, new friends. To help adjust to the big city traffic, she joins a carpool with three other women in her office, who give her a crash course on maneuvering the maze of roads named “Peachtree” and tips on navigating office politics, which includes tiptoeing around their tyrannical boss.
Belinda tries desperately to fit in, and even manages to meet a couple of eligible men. Yet fate keeps conspiring against her. Her relationships become more problematic, and when bizarre accidents begin to occur, she starts to think she might be cursed. But when Belinda learns the woman she replaced in the carpool died under mysterious circumstances, she begins to think she’s being targeted—and not for Employee of the Year.
“Stephanie Bond is in her usual rare form, and that form is utterly delightful. KILL THE COMPETITION is an excellent, fast-paced, sexy story. —AOL Romance Fiction Forum
“With a fast pace that moves the story along and smart snappy dialog between the characters, Ms Bond has penned another fascinating read that will leave her readers wanting more from this talented and imaginative author.” —A Romance Review
“Whatever book you want, you will probably find it in KILL THE COMPETITION. Laughter, suspense, passion, and female bonding all combine in this realistically complex and sometimes whacky book. Ms. Bond has created magic, and she pulls more than one rabbit out of the hat to surprise her readers.” —Academic Planet
Starred review! “DO read this novel.” —Publishers Weekly
Want to kill a few hours with a fun book? Read KILL THE COMPETITION!