Saturday, November 23, 2013

Carly Phillips-Dare to Love Series-Ian. Blog Tour and Giveaway.

In her newest sexy and emotional contemporary
romance series, New York Times Bestselling Author
Carly Phillips introduces you to the Dare family…
siblings shaped by a father’s secrets and betrayal.
Since finding out his father had another family on the
side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible
man his cheating parent had never been. But after
one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor, with her feminine
curves and beguiling eyes and Ian is entranced. He
will do anything to possess her ... but does that include
extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a
constant reminder of pain he’d rather forget?
Independent and always in control, Riley Taylor makes
no apologies for choosing men carefully. Relationships
have never been a priority, and she believes herself
hardened to domineering men - until she meets
charismatic Ian Dare. He manages to turn a simple kiss
into an all out assault on her senses. Their affair heats
up and they soon realize they complete each other in
ways neither ever imagined. But Riley’s family includes
a man Ian would rather live without ...

On Amazon.

On Barnes & Noble.

On Goodreads.

I had a chance to ask a quick question! Since I love naming my characters, I asked how Ms. Phillips chooses her character's names.

ME: How do you choose your character names? Do you ever change their names mid-process?

Carly Phillips: Ever since my Chandler Brother (The Bachelor) days, I’ve used soap opera characters and actors/actresses to name my characters.  I love to mix their real names with their character’s names in order to come up with the perfect fit.  I rarely change mid-process because they become their name.

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing.
Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.
Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.
Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold. When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.

Find Carly online at:

Check out Carly's Big Giveaway!!

First Place:

iPad Mini 16g - $299
Customized CP iPad Mini Case

Signed copies of:
Dare to Love
Perfect Fit
Perfect Fling
Perfect Together - no I don't have it yet
Cross My Heart
Sealed with a Kiss
Seduce Me

Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag
Dare to Love Mug
Carly Phillips T-shirt

2nd place:
Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag
Dare to Love Mug

Signed Copies:
Dare to Love
Perfect Partners
Solitary Man
The Right Choice
Midnight Angel

3rd place:
Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag

Signed copies:
Dare to Love
Lucky Charm
Lucky Streak
Lucky Break

4th place:

Signed copies:
Dare to Love
The  Bachelor
The Playboy
The Heartbreaker

5th place:

Signed copies:
Dare to Love
Kiss Me If You Can
Love Me If You Dare

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  1. What a unique way to find characters' names!


  2. Thanks for participating in the Tour. With 8 siblings this is going to be an amazing series :)
    Can't wait to read Dare To Love.
    Carol L
    Lucky450 (at) aol (dot) com


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