Type: Erotic Romance
**originally serialized in 3 parts as e-books, now available for the first time in print**
Kasie Fitzgerald knows who she’s supposed to be. Responsible. Reliable. Predictable. She’s an ambitious workaholic who is devoted to the sensible man she plans to marry. But one wild, impulsive night in Vegas is about to open her eyes to who she wants to be. . . .
Trying her sexy new dress and her luck at a blackjack table, Kasie meets him. Intense. Flirtatious. Dangerous. She accepts his invitation for a drink . . . and then to his hotel room. She doesn’t know his name. But she’ll never forget the sex.
Hard. Thrilling. Explosive.
So when her mystery man later shows up at her office unexpectedly, she succumbs to his mastery, both in bed and in the boardroom. There’s no telling where the powerful, wealthy Robert Dade will lead her. But there’s also no resisting her desire . . . however far she’ll go under its spell. The only question is who she’ll be when the journey ends.
A Short Interview With Kyra!
Nikki: As an established mystery author, why did you decide to branch out into erotic romance?
Kyra: Well the short answer is that I was asked. I had worked with my current editor on the Sophie Katz books and when he moved over to Simon & Schuster he asked if I was interested in writing erotic fiction. That said, I had been considering it before then. Those who read my mystery novels know that I’ve never shied away from sex scenes. The first sex scene I ever had excerpted in Cosmo was from my second mystery, Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights so in that sense this wasn’t a big leap for me.
Nikki: Tell us about your two main characters in Just One Night. What makes these two people tick?
Kyra: The main characters are Kasie Fitzgerald and Robert Dade. Kasie is a reasonably successful business woman who has always tried to play by other people’s rules. She wants to be the woman her parents and fiancé want her to be and repress the part of herself that they don’t want to see. But when she meets Robert he brings out the real Kasie and she has to come to terms with that and figure out how she can find the strength to be true to herself without disrupting her entire world. Robert is a titan of industry. He’s the power player that everyone is intimidated by but he has his own demons. He sees a kindred spirit in Kasie and he’s immediately drawn to her. He’s the king of the business world and he wants Kasie to be his queen, but that requires getting Kasie to cast off the chains that she’s bound herself with and sometimes he goes too far in order to make that happen.
Nikki: What else can we expect from you this year?
Kyra: On January 13th DECEPTIVE INNOCENCE, the first installment of the PURE SIN series will be released as an ebook novella. The first three novellas will be released as one paperback in June.
Nikki: What books are on your reading pile? Do you even have time to read?
Kyra: To quote Stephen King, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.” I’m currently reading THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt. And I always have a copy of Toby Barlow’s SHARP TEETH nearby for inspiration. As for what’s in my reading pile…well, it’s a pretty big pile! On top is DOUBLE DOWN: GAME CHANGE 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilermann, PEACHES FOR MONSIEUR LE CURE´ by Joanne Harris, THE BOOK THEIF by Markus Zusak, (I know, I’m late on that one), JUST ONE EVIL ACT by Elizabeth George and ONE FIFTH AVENUE by Candace Bushnell. And of course I’m always on the lookout for new novels by Nick Hornby and Jennifer Belle (getting writing, people!).
Nikki: I know you’re a True Blood fan…so, are you an Alcide, Eric, Jason or Bill lover?
Kyra: I’ve never been that in to Bill and while I find Jason entertaining he hasn’t been able to make my heart go pitter-pat. But Eric and Alcide? How do I pick? I’ve been at parties where Alexander Skarsgard and Joe Manganiello have been in attendance but I didn’t have the nerve to talk to either of them. I shook hands with Mick Jagger and that wasn’t a problem, but to shake hands with my favorite vampire and werewolf? That’s just too overwhelming for me.
About The Author (taken from her website):
I’m the internationally published author of the Sophie Katz mystery series, and So Much For My Happy Ending. My first Erotic Fiction Trilogy will be released in January 2013. Aside from that, I’m a single mom; I’m addicted to coffee and True Blood (the show, not the drink). I’m happy with who I am yet I’m always striving to be better; I have more bad hair days than good ones, I love a challenge but I am not fearless, I’m….well…just me.
**GIVEAWAY – Big thanks to the publisher for allowing me to do this giveaway! I have ONE print copy of Just One Night to give away to a US or Canadian winner, simply comment to enter. Giveaway open until January 15,2013 @ 11:59pm EST with the winner announced shortly after.**