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Amy Andrews, Taming the Tycoon and GIVEAWAYS!

Today we have author Amy Andrews sharing with us about her latest Entangled release, TAMING THE TYCOON. And she's giving away an e-copy of Taming the Tycoon. Over to Amy now.....

HOW DO YOU SNARE A TYCOON? WITH PINK FLUFFY HANDCUFFS OF COURSE!

The opening scene of Taming the Tycoon involves Addie, the heroine, performing a citizen’s arrest on Nathaniel , the hero, using a pair of pink fluffy handcuffs.

“He raised a haughty eyebrow at her. “Pink fluffy handcuffs? Seriously?”

Addie could hear the derision lacing his voice despite the noise around them. She stood her ground. “Worried pink trim will ruin your image?”

“Not at all.” He shook his head. “Are they yours?”

The suggestive note in his voice slipped down her spine like a bead of warm water. She shrugged, trying to be nonchalant and pretend she wasn’t locked into a set of sex-shop handcuffs with the devil personified.

I must start off this blog with a point of clarification. I often get asked how much of my life is in my books and since Taming hit the virtual shelves I see my friends looking at me sideways with a faint enquiring look on their faces – does she or doesn’t she?

So let’s get it out in the open.

I don’t own a pair of pink fluffy handcuffs. Hell, I’ve never even seen a pair of pink fluffy handcuffs in real life. I’ve been in a sex-shop precisely twice and I was much too busy giggling like a school girl at the giant phalluses to check out their bondage items.  I know it’s the height of fashion in this post 50 Shades world to be into a little BDSM but sadly, despite my rep for hawt raunchy sex scenes, I am boringly middle-class. 

And so is Addie. Despite the alternate lifestyle and her revolutionary bravado she’s definitely quite straight and more than a littler flustered when she first claps eyes on the enigmatic Nathaniel.

And what a way to meet! I had a lot of fun writing that scene J Taking uptight Nate and literally binding him to hippy chick Addie was a fun and cute way for them to get together. I love these types of “meet cutes”, don’t you? Somehow they seem so much more romantic, more pre-destined, than a blind date or being introduced through mutual friends.

For a chance to win a e-copy of Taming the Tycoon and find out what happens after Addie handcuffs herself to Nate and a cute keychain with a, you guessed it, pink fluffy handcuff motif, tell us about the best “meet cute” you’ve read or seen in a movie or maybe has even happened to you!

Enquiring minds want to know!
 
And in addition to an e-copy of Taming the Tycoon, the lucky winner of the giveaway contest will also receive a free Taming the Tycoon keychain.

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53 comments:

  1. After crossing paths over a 10 year period (his father and my brother worked at the same place, we hung out at the same bar, he worked at a hotel at which I stayed), my husband and I finally met at a store called "Destiny Comics".

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    1. Ooh I love that! Good to have destiny on your side :-)

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    2. So Destiny took a hand in making you guys meet? Awesome!

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  2. That sounds awesome! I love the setup :)

    Talli Roland does a great job of 'cute meets' too - they're so much fun! :)

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    1. Thanks Jemi! I'll check her out.

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    2. Yes, Jemi! I also remember Talli Roland's cute meets!

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  3. That intro is unique. Never read anything quite like that before.

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    1. More where that came from JL :-)

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    2. The starting was fun, hilarious and unique Joy. Then when they start falling for each other is fantastic too!

      I guess she really does Tames the Tycoon!

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  4. Ha! No handcuffs for you, but that premise is cute. I like this kind of boy-meets-girl story as well. Nice to meet you, Amy!

    Thanks, Nas!

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  5. Sounds like a great read!
    I haven't read or seen any meets cute enough that I can remember them.

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    1. Hey Chey.
      Have you ever seen the movie The Holiday? The old man in that describes a very cute meet cute where a man and a woman find themselves in the pyjama section of a men's department store. He's looking for bottoms, she's looking for a top.
      Meet cute :-)

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    2. Wow! Amy-that is a cute meet!

      Thanks for reading Chey!

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  6. I love in the film 'the Notebook' when he climbs the ferris wheel to talk to her, despite her being in the company of another boy. Go you good thing!

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  7. Grrrreat example, Kylie! Love that film.

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    1. I loved every stage of romance in The Notebook!

      Thanks Kylie!

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  8. Cute premise. :)
    I like the meet in Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard. It's not precisely cute, but it made me laugh.

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    1. Linda Howard (who I lunched with last year :-) btw) is the master!

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    2. Thanks Shelley for reading along!

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  9. Hi, My lips were doing the 'that's kinky - cute - funny' twitch as I read the excerpt.I definitely want to read more.
    I don't know whether it counts as 'cute'to others but I met my husband while on holiday when he sent his younger sister over to my families camper. This cheeky face pokes through the annexe door and blurts out "My brother sent me over to con you up for him!" I went with her to give him a good telling off for being so crass. One hour later we were going steady and six weeks later decided to get married!

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    1. Hey Natasha! I love it when lips do that! :-)

      Love your meet cute!

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    2. Loved this cute meet, Natasha!

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  10. Ha ha. I like the sound of this story. :)

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  11. Ha! The pink fluffy handcuffs are a hoot! Love the excerpt! Congrats, Amy!

    Hello Nas! How're you doing these days?

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    1. Hi Lyn!

      Busy...busy!

      Thanks for coming along!

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    2. LOL Lyn - I had a hoot writing that scene :-)

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  12. I never thought about the questions one would get writing books with big sex scenes. I like the way you answered it, Amy!

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    1. Hi Theresa!

      Thanks for swing by! Amy Andrews titles are steamy but emotional reads!

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    2. Oh Theresa - you'd be amazed with the questions I get! :-)

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  13. Pink fluffy handcuffs. LOL! I don't have a pair of those, either.

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    1. Maybe we should get them now? Lol!

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    2. I'm thinking of going and buying a pair just so I can say I do have a working knowledge of them for the next person who asks the question :-)

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  14. I loved hearing Amy's answers to the questions she normally gets about her sex life. I think it is funny that people feel comfortable asking her about it- but I liked her honesty! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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    1. I think writers are like doctors DMS. People feel comfortable around us :-)

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  15. Oh brilliant. This sounds fantastic! I love it already!

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  16. Huge congrats on the book Amy - it looks super delicious and I already have it loaded on my Kindle ready to go! LOVE the pink handcuffs, especially the fuzzy kinds...

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  17. Pink, fluffy handcuffs--very interesting and unique. Congratulations to Amy!

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  18. Pink fluffy handcuffs might become the next big fashion accessory.

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    1. Thanks for coming by Charmaine! Lol! Imagine girls going around with pink fluffy handcuffs!

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  19. Nothing wrong with a pair of pink fluffy handcuffs!! Think of all the fun! Toys are all the rage now thanks to Fifty Shades. ;-)

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  20. Congratulations to the very first commenter- Storm The Castle! Your name was picked by Amy Andrews as winner! Please contact Amy for the spoils!

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    1. Sending you an email with my main account. For some reason this site wants me to comment with my podcast's ID. ;-)

      I'm psyched!

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