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Friday, September 16, 2011

Guest Post and Giveaway with Natasha Deen, author of What Happens in Vegas

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in the What Happens in Vegas Virtual Book Tour sponsored by Partners in Crime Tours. We will be joined today by the author of What Happens in Vegas, Natasha Deen.

Author Bio:

When I was little, there was only one thing I wanted to be: a superhero. But there came a day when my dreams were broken, and that was the day I realized that being a klutz was not, in fact, a super power, and my super weakness for anything bright and shiny meant a magpie with self-control could easily defeat me in a battle of wills. I turned to writing as a way to sharpen my mental super-hero skills. I don’t get to orbit the earth in a space station (and thank God, because I get sick on merry go round), but I do get to say things like: “Stand aside! This is a job for Writing Girl!!”

Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Natasha!

Natasha has written a guest post, so I will now turn to floor over to her!

Guest Post:

The Top Five Reasons to Love Binda Morningstar – Natasha Deen

Every author falls in love with their characters.  We have to because we spend a year (or more) just writing about them. I really like my female characters. They’ve got elements of the women I love—my sisters from different misters—and my protagonists also emulate characteristics of the kick-ass chick I wish I could be.

Binda was hilarious fun to write. She’s smart and loving, earnest, and of course, a complete disaster.  Here are the top reasons I love Binda:

1.      She’s courageous: Her boss has been kidnapped by mob guys, there’s a cursed jewel in play, and to save the day, she’s got to do the last thing she’d ever want: beg her boss’s estranged brother (who happens to be a yummy cop), Corine Hawthorne, for help.

2.      She’s persistent: So what if she’s so nervous she ends up babbling so badly that the super-hot Corine is staring at her like he’s debating calling the lunatic asylum. And so what if she’s such a disaster, he not only refuses to listen but kicks her off his property? Binda’s going to save her boss and find that jewel.

3.      She’s inventive: When Corin won’t help, she’s ready and prepared to go into the shadows and get the boys in his division to step up, even if that means letting the interviewing officer misunderstand the family connection…and when that ends up working in her favour and Corin has to help her, well, it’s just a matter of time before the case is solved.

4.      She’s resourceful: Stuck in a pantry with an intruder in the house? No problem. She’s got a broom, a can of soda, and if those don’t work, maybe she can use her “lose her mind in a crisis” superpower to ninja-kick the guy in the crotch, then grab her kitten and run for safety.

5.      She always gets her happy ending: She may have to take on a growly (but so sexy) cop, a mob boss, a crazy ex-wife, and YIFFS at a sex convention, but when it comes to love and life, Binda Morningstar is not only going to get her man, she’s going to get her happy-ever-after, too.

When Natasha was little, there was only one thing she wanted to be: a superhero. Unfortunately, being a klutz isn’t a super-power.  She turned to writing because it allows her to be anything she wants, including a caped crusader.  When not writing, she is an instructor and editor.  Visit her at, and hang out with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.


Natasha has generously offered to giveaway one e-book copy of her book, What Happens in Vegas


It’s not that Binda Morningstar’s an idiot—the girl’s got more degrees than a thermometer—but there’s something about a crisis that makes her lose her mind…and accidently injure anyone within a ten foot radius. But if she’s going to rescue her boss from a cursed jewel, she’s going to have to keep it together. Unfortunately for her, the cop on the case, Corin Hawthorne, has her losing her mind and her heart…and if he gets anymore drool worthy, she’s going to lose her inhibitions, too.  To save her boss and win her man, she’s got to outrun a mobster, outwit the YIFFS at a sex fetish convention, and outthink an ex-wife—and she’s got to do it all without breaking an arm or inadvertently hitting anyone with pepper spray…it’s all got Binda hoping that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

The enter the giveaway, you must complete the Rafflecopter below. 

This giveaway is open to all with a valid email address until 12:01 AM EST on Thursday, September 22nd.

Tour Participants:

August 1-Guest Post&Giveaway@ CMash Loves To Read
August 2-Guest Post@Tribute Books Reviews
August 3-Spotlight@Books, Products and More
August 8-Review@Hott Books
August 9-Interview@The Book Connection
August 10-Guest Post@Stuff&Nonsense
August 15-Review&Giveaway@Terri Forehand
August 16-Review@iMiraculous!
August 16-Guest Post@Darlene's Book Nook
August 18-Guest Post@Dollycas's Thoughts
August 19-Review@From The TBR Pile
August 23-Guest Post@Terri Forehand
August 25-Review@Cafe Of Dreams Book Reviews
August 26-Review@Gelati's Scoop
August 30-Review@A Good Day To Read
August 31-Interview@ Blogtalk Radio's G-Zone
September 1-Review@Cocktails and Books
September 2-Review@Bags, Books and Bon Jovi
September 5-Interview@The Top Shelf
September 6-Review@ Words By Webb
September 6-Interview@Coffee and a Keyboard
September 8-Review@Hypnotically Entranced
September 13-Review@Coffee and a Keyboard
September 16-Guest Post and Giveaway@Darlene's Book Nook
September 19-Review@Oodles Of Books
September 20-Interview@Book Marketing Buzz
September 23-Review@Urban Girl Reader
September 23-Review@Lady Lit Reviews
September 26-Review@Romancing The Book(Valerie)
September 28-Review@ Sweeping Me
September 29-Review@Socrates Book Reviews
September 30-Guest Post@The Book Faery Reviews


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me, Darlene.! :-)

  2. Your book sounds funny Natasha. Thanks for the laugh, I will have to rethink my whole perspective on life now that I know the klutz is not a super power. LoL

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  3. Sounds like a winner! I hope I win it! LOL


  4. Thank you both, Squeak and Stacey, for stopping by! I, too, am a total klutz having broken my left foot twice (same bone and all).

    And thank you, Natasha, for allowing me to be a part of your book tour!


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