Friday, 13 September 2013

Guest post by Tawna Fenske + Giveaway

You all know what a big foodie I am: I love cooking and baking, leafing through cooking magazines, spend hours browsing delicious cookbooks and of course devour culinary romances. So it comes as no surprise at all that when I first glimpsed the cover of Eat, Play, Lust by Tawna Fenske I was a goner and had to read it. Tawna Fenske stops by today to discuss guilty pleasures, which let's be honest are delicious, so share with us yours and you could even win! ;-)


What’s your guilty pleasure? Tawna Fenske, author of Eat, Play, Lust is sharing hers!

I’m a neurotically healthy eater.

All the food groups must be represented at every meal of the day, and I buy organic or grow my own produce every chance I get. I bake—rather than frying—chicken and French fries, and I was miraculously born without a sweet tooth.

Lest you think I’m a total food snob, now I’ll tell you my guilty pleasures.

I could eat two McDonald’s Egg McMuffins for breakfast every morning and still lick the wrapper clean when I finish.

I have been known to consume an entire bag of Ruffles potato chips and a family-sized carton of bacon-n-onion dip in one sitting.

I can eat my own body weight in Tater Tots.

We all have guilty pleasures, don’t we? Or embarrassing little habits we’d prefer not to share with others. That’s at the core of my new novella, Eat, Play, Lust.

Cami is an uber-fit woman who teaches people to do yoga poses while on a standup paddleboard. She grew up with a health-nut mother (emphasis on nut) who counted every calorie she ate and shamed her for any smidge of weight gain.

Can you blame Cami for having a secret junk food obsession?

Of course, she feels guilty about it, and does her best to hide it from Paul.

But Paul is busy trying to disguise the fact that he has a serious case of foot-in-mouth disease. He speaks before he thinks, which sometimes gets him into trouble. He’s refreshingly honest, uncensored, and self-deprecating, which are all qualities that draw Cami to him. But are the two of them too different in their world views and personalities?

These are things I had fun exploring when I wrote Eat, Play, Lust, and I’m hopeful you’ll enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Or you can just snicker at paddleboard innuendos like “stick it in” or “grip the shaft” or “spread your legs wider” the way I do.

Whatever rolls your socks up.

Do you have any guilty pleasures of your own? Please share ‘em in the comments. I promise not to laugh. Just save some Tater Tots for me, okay?


Tawna Fenske traveled a career path that took her from newspaper reporter to English teacher in Venezuela to marketing geek to PR manager for her city’s tourism bureau. An avid globetrotter and social media fiend, Tawna is the author of the popular blog, Don’t Pet Me, I’m Writing, and a member of Romance Writers of America.

She lives with her gentleman friend in Bend, Oregon, where she’ll invent any excuse to hike, bike, snowshoe, float the river, or sip beer along the Bend Ale Trail. She’s published several romantic comedies with Sourcebooks, including Making Waves and Believe it or Not, as well as the interactive fiction caper, Getting Dumped, with Coliloquy.

For more information on Tawna and her books visit



Cami Pressman is a yoga instructor with a lifelong secret love of junk food. Not even an irresistible man can replace the mouthwatering wickedness of her favorite foods.

Until, that is, Paul Hammond signs up for her class. He’s a gourmet chef looking to score some fitness tips, and a date with Cami. Suddenly Cami’s lust for junk food isn’t the only thing making her tingle.

When this sinful chef and hot yoga teacher eat, play, and lust together, they just might bring their obsession to a new level.

Tawna will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Eat, Play, Lust to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

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GIVEAWAY RULES:

There is a tour wide giveaway where a lucky commenter will win a $50 USD gift card!

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Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 15 September 2013!
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