What to Read Wednesday

20 Feb

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Welcome to WHAT TO READ WEDNESDAY! We have a very special guest in the hot seat today. Please help me welcome Piper Denna. She’s here to answer a few questions about herself and her latest book FANTASY Piper Denna - Author PicMOUNTAIN.

Also, by clicking here you can enter to win a $15 Amazon Gift card that Piper and Buy the Book Tours are giving away as part of her tour~

So, let’s get on with the interview! I’m excited to have you here Piper. What 5 words best describe you?

Cheerful, flexible, under-exercised, romantic, mom

What ingredients do you add when making a tuna fish or chicken salad sandwich?

Miracle Whip and dill pickles

Tell us your favorite genre to read and why.

Romance. I love the falling-in-love thrill, and the happily-ever-after.

Me too! What genre (s) do you write?

Contemporary romance, at the hotter end of the scale as Piper Denna, and as Autumn Piper, in a more mainstream heat level.

Is there a genre you haven’t written but would love to try and if so what one?

No, I like what I write.

Let’s play LUCKY SEVEN…choose 7 words that describe FANTASY MOUNTAIN.

Sensual romance, contemporary, resort setting, British hero,

Please share the blurb from Fantasy Mountain.

Fantasy Mountain
by Piper Denna

Barnes & Noble
Lyrical Press

She arranges fantasy fulfillment for a living. Now it’s her turn.

Victoria has built a world-renowned business at Fantasy Mountain, the resort where no want is too wacky, no urge too unusual, no passion too peculiar. Her ability to create any sexual scenario has granted her everything she could want: power, money, independence. The one thing
that remains out of her reach is the man she knows she’ll never have…and he happens to work just down the hall from her.

Brett has all but given up hope of breaching the wall around Victoria’s heart. In fact, he’s engaged to be married back in London in only two months. But he knows Victoria has desires; he’s seen them firsthand.

When a night of passion rekindles old feelings, can he finally fulfill the ultimate fantasy of the woman who’s made it her mission to satisfy everyone’s desires but her own? After all, whatever the erotic dream, it can come true at Fantasy Mountain.

Content Warning: Wild romps, no-holds-barred lust, and deep, meaningful lovemaking.

A love story first, sparing no steamy details. Contains glimpses into very kinky fantasies.

The first time your heroine saw your hero, what did she think?

He looked capable of drawing up the legal documents she needed for the resort she was building.

Share the first sentence from your book.

Welcome; you’re just a mouse-click away from our home page, the portal to pleasure.

Now the last.

“It’s my job, making fantasies come true.”

I love those lines…great start and finish. Please share an excerpt from FANTASY MOUNTAIN:


He cradled Vic’s face in his hands, tracing dark circles under her eyes with his thumbs. “If you weren’t out drinking and cavorting with rakes all night, you’d not be so tired, miss,” he teased softly.

She swallowed hard and looked at the floor. “I was in by ten.” Was she hiding something? “I just didn’t…rest well.”

Of course. The damn dreams. She never rested when she went to California, and here he’d been begrudging her the best diversion she had from those nightmares.

“Ah, Vic. I’m sorry.” Her eyes teared up, right before she narrowed them on him. She’d be pissed off now because he felt sorry for her. Already her cheeks were turning that angry pink he so enjoyed. The green eyes squinted smaller, and her jaws tightened under the heels of his hands. Glorious angry, she was. He couldn’t help smiling again, which would only serve to further infuriate her.

She took in a great breath. He knew she intended to spew it back out on him in a flurry of irate words, but he stole it from her first. He kissed her, as he seemed to do more often than he cared to acknowledge, and stalled the angry reply.

Even as his lips brushed against her soft ones, he thought of her kissing another, and his pulse beat faster. The sweet gesture to show her he would sympathize with her whether she liked it or not became a fierce need to make her want him. Instead of a tender, closed-mouth kiss, he forced her lips apart and probed with his tongue. He longed to taste and feel her desire, her need for him and him alone. To have her love him.
He got the desire, at least. She slipped her smooth arms round his neck and matched him move for move. He’d known she would. It was constantly there with them, this physical need. Though she strove to suppress it in the name of business ethics, he could sense it always, carefully hidden. And damn if it didn’t drive him mad to know she wanted him but didn’t love him. Besides, she had more self-control than he did. As usual, she found her senses first and pulled away from him.

“Andrea,” was her breathless one-word way of halting him. It worked famously.

What’s your favorite part of the writing process?

That phase where I’m so caught up in the story and characters, they’re all I’m thinking about in the daytime, and dreaming about at night.

Will you share the best advice you were given on your road to publication?

“Write the book of your heart.” – So many people try to chase the market and end up writing something they either aren’t qualified to (ie, haven’t done the proper research), or maybe even don’t really like. You’ll spend sooo much time working on that book. Make it something you love, or that time will be miserable.

What’s a tip regarding promotion that you could offer a newbie writer?

Stay positive, no matter where you’re posting. Even on your own Facebook and Twitter accounts…few people can pull off the “bitchy” persona and be funny. Most times it comes across as whiny instead, and people will tune you out.

I’m sure you have a current WIP…care to share a sneak peek?

Honestly, my WIP is too rough to share anywhere right now. But I can offer a link for a “sneak peek” at the sequel to Fantasy Mountain, which is Victoria’s Secret Wish.


Thanks for having me. If anyone enjoys book trailers, here’s one for Fantasy Mountain (probably not for viewing at work1):

And Fantasy Mountain has its own website:

Wonderful Piper….thank you so much for sharing your links and for joining us on What to Read Wednesday! AND please remember everyone to click on the link at the top of the interview to enter to win a $15 Amazon Gift card. GOOD LUCK!!!


Posted by on February 20, 2013 in Book Excerpts, What to Read Wednesday


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8 responses to “What to Read Wednesday

  1. Teresa Blue

    February 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Morning Christine and Piper~ Great interview and what a great cover and blurb. I agree, the book of your heart is much easier to write. And Fantasy Mountain sounds …dreamy! A perfect escape from all this snow. Best wishes!

    • ChristineWarner

      February 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      So glad you came by Tere…and Piper hit it dead on with her statement about the book of your heart much easier to write. If you don’t love your work, you won’t be able to deliver a wonderful story with believable characters 🙂

      And thank you so much for joining me today Piper…I enjoyed having you visit.

  2. Piper Denna

    February 20, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Hi Teresa, thanks! And Christine, thanks for having me.

  3. Jessi Gage

    February 20, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Loved the LUCKY 7 words to describe FANTASY MOUNTAIN. I read it and oved it. Victoria’s Secret Wish was the perfect follow-up, too. Readers won’t want to miss Vic & Brit’s extended happily ever after!

    • Piper Denna

      February 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks, Jessi. I’m so glad you like the book(s). And Sheri, I’m flattered you added me to your list. Thank you!

    • ChristineWarner

      February 20, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      I love a testimonial…so glad you came by to share Jessi!

  4. Sheri Fredricks

    February 20, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Great advice and a great interview! Fantasy Mountain is going on my TBR list. Good luck and congratulations.


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