Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Guest post by Samanthe Beck + Giveaway

You might think it is a fairly common occurrence if I tell you that I gobbled up Private Practice, Samanthe Beck's debut novel in no time, but when I tell you that Private Practice shot straight to my favourite stories and became a Favourite Read of 2013 you might take a second look at it, and you'd better. It is a captivating, sizzling story, even more stunning that it comes as a debut novel, so I have very high hopes and expectations from Samanthe Beck's next books! ;-) So without further ado, please give a warm welcome to Samanthe Beck, and get to know the characters of Private Practice!

Thank you, Stella, for having me at Ex Libris! I’m excited to be here discussing…um… my love of playing doctor. Er…playing a doctor… between the pages of my debut novel, Private Practice, that is. I’m nowhere near a medical expert in real life, and, frankly, I faint at the sight of blood, but for some reason when it came to creating the heroine for my bad boy Tyler Longfoot, I knew it had to be studious, slightly type A Dr. Ellie Swan. Let’s face it, there’s something sexy about doctors. (There’s something sexy about bad boys too, but that’s a whole ‘nother topic)!

Dr. McDreamy in Grey's Anatomy
Whether they’re funny and flawed, like Zoe Hart from Hart of Dixie, or high drama like those glorious ER doc days, or somewhere in the Gray’s Anatomy middle, something draws us to those men and women with the MD after their name. Why? Well, let’s look at why Tyler falls for Ellie…

Where else can he turn at 2:00 a.m. when a Bourbon-fueled Friday night lands him with a jealous drunk’s bullet in his ass? Ellie’s got the skills he needs, (and, as it turns out, he’s got the skills she needs too)!

She’s smart. Tyler’s got street-smarts, and he’s not afraid to use ‘em. But Ellie has a first-class, doctor of medicine, brain behind her big, Bambi eyes—and he’s not afraid of that either.

She values a good study buddy. Yep, she’s accustomed to rigorous academic courses and she knows when it comes to learning, there’s no substitute for hands-on experience. When Ellie decides she needs help mastering the art of bringing a man to his knees, (to win the heart of her long-term crush, Roger Reynolds), she negotiates with Tyler for some one-on-one tutoring sessions.

Dr. Doug Ross in ER
She understands the critical importance of research. When Ellie decides to throw herself into her chosen curriculum, she orders the book, “The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex.” And she studies that thing like a freaking Rhodes Scholar. Nothing’s off limits for Ellie when it comes to her academic pursuits!

She appreciates the difference between chemistry and biology. Ellie knows what goes where and why…that’s not what she wants Tyler to teach her. She suspects there’s something to passion besides, “tab A fits into slot B.” There’s tempting and teasing and, sometimes, even a little mild torture. Ellie makes no judgments. In fact, when it comes right down to it, she’s more adventurous than big, bad Tyler. She honestly wants to know what makes his knees weak.

How about you? Do you have a weakness for a heroine who’s taken the Hippocratic Oath, or a soft spot for a stud with a stethoscope? What is it you love about those hot docs? Share!

Sam was transfixed from an early age with any tale featuring a handsome prince, a great dress, and, of course, the all-important kiss, and eventually aspired to write her own happily-ever-afters. Naturally, she became a lawyer. The legal world heaved a sigh of relief a few years ago when Samanthe retired from law to take the plunge as a writer.

When not living the glamorous life of a romance author (i.e., chained to her computer), Samanthe keeps busy with the care and feeding of her extremely patient prince-charming of a husband, a not-so-patient ball of energy known as their son, a furry ninja named Kitty, and Bebe, the trash talkin’ Chihuahua. Their love, support, and willingness to eat Pizza Hut three or more times a week enables Samanthe to pursue her literary dreams.

Connect with Samanthe at her Website - Twitter - Facebook

Private Practice by Samanthe Beck

He’ll teach her how to bring a man to his knees…

Dr. Ellie Swan has a plan: open her practice in tiny Bluelick, Kentucky, so she can keep an eye on her diabetic father, and make hometown golden-boy Roger Reynolds fall in love with her. But Ellie has a problem. Roger seeks a skilled, sexually adventurous partner, and bookish Ellie doesn’t qualify.

Tyler Longfoot only cares about three things: shaking his bad boy image, qualifying for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece of Bluelick’s history, and convincing Ellie to keep quiet about the “incident” that lands him on her doorstep at two a.m. with a bullet in his behind.

The adorable Dr. Swan drives a mean bargain, though. If sex-on-a-stick Tyler will teach Ellie how to bring a man to his knees, she’ll forget about the bullet. Armed with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex and Tyler’s lessons, Ellie is confident she can become what Roger needs…if she doesn’t fall for Tyler first.


Entangled Publishing has generously offered an ebook copy of Private Practice by Samanthe Beck to a lucky commenter!

To be entered just leave a comment and answer Samanthe's question: Do you have a weakness for a heroine who’s taken the Hippocratic Oath, or a soft spot for a stud with a stethoscope? What is it you love about those hot docs?

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 19 April 2013!

Good Luck!

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