Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blog Tour: Sleeping With The Boss by Marissa Clarke




SLEEPING WITH THE BOSS (Anderson Brothers Book 1)




Book Title: Sleeping with the Boss

Author: Marissa Clarke

Release Date: August 11, 2014

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLP

Imprint: Lovestruck

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: ebook first

ISBN:  1622664256 (ISBN13: 9781622664252)


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Book Synopsis:

For the last five years, bookish Claire Williams has been living for the dying. Now that her stint as caretaker is over, she’s off to see the world. She needs quick cash first, so a temp job at Anderson Auctions seems perfect, especially with the unexpected benefits, including the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes—or hands—on.

Former Marine William Anderson has been burned one time too many. His military training makes him the perfect man to flush out the spy undercutting his family business, but no amount of training can prepare him for the kind of undercover work he’ll have to do when the sexy new temp is implicated. Desire lands them in bed...but duty may cost him his heart.

Tagline:   Seducing the enemy has never been so tempting…


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Former Marine investigating corporate espionage within his family business falls for the number one suspect.





By Ashley Ladd

I really enjoyed reading Sleeping With The Boss. It was a cute, compelling read with smart, snappy writing

Claire is full of funny but embarrassing “Claire-isms” (foibles like tripping over her feet or splitting her skirt) that her new boss Will finds adorable. When Will’s brothers accuse Claire of selling their business secrets to competitors Will defends her despite their incredulity. Then he sets out to prove her innocence. Unfortunately, that isn’t as easy as he’d hoped. In the middle of this mess, they manage to fall in love.

The author has an engaging style so I’ll be standing in line to read more of her books. She’s gained a new fan. I recommend her book and award it four stars.

Author interview:

Are you aware of any themes that run through your stories? If so, what are they?

What a cool question! Yes. And it’s a great theme for life in general: Hold onto hope regardless of the odds.

I’ve had so many instances in my life where I’ve reached what appeared to be a dead end. Whether it was watching someone with addiction issues suffer, or circumstances turning bleak unexpectedly, what I always use to help me through is my Dad’s motto: There’s hope until the last second. And there is. I’ve witnessed turnarounds that were nothing short of miraculous. I always hold out hope.

All my stories, whether for young adults or adults, center around the theme of hope and personal redemption, from the darker literary-based gothic novel, Ashes on the Waves to the lighter ones like Sleeping with the Boss.

What would you like readers to take away from your stories?

Every book is different, as is the effect on the reader. I want my readers to be entertained, first and foremost. Whenever it gets difficult to make the next chapter, deadline, or book, I always think of a woman who wrote thanking me for taking her away from reality for several hours while she sat in the waiting room outside the hospital ICU. That is why I write. To share the enjoyment and escape I experience as a reader myself.

Do you have any other passions besides writing? If yes, what are they? Why?

I love theatre. I grew up acting, singing and dancing, and still have a passion for watching other people do it. My other love is (of course) my family—amazing husband, eighteen-year-old heading off to an Ivy League college, and seventeen-year-old twins. I’m also an avid reader—never without a book in my hand.

What is your favorite way to promote?

Face-to-face. Nothing in the world beats events and conferences where I get to meet readers and other authors in person. I’m most assuredly not an introvert.

If you didn’t write, what would you do instead?

I would teach private/small group acting lessons. I taught acting for years, specializing in young men and women preparing for college auditions.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Ashley, and for being a part of the Boss Tour.



Moaning in the back of her throat, Claire pressed harder against Will’s body, eliciting a deep groan from him that made her dizzy—one step short of crazy. The hard press of his erection against her belly made her want to climb him like a jungle gym and lick him from head to toe. Never had a man moved her this way. He was like an addictive drug, which, considering the fact that she was leaving the country soon, was not a good thing.

“Wow,” she said, pulling away before she totally lost it and needed to call Will-aholics Anonymous. “Wow,” she repeated, placing her hands on his chest, which didn’t help because it was a firm wall of muscle begging to be explored, and at that moment, her hands were regular Lewis and Clarks ready to strike out on their own uncharted Anderson expedition. No. Be responsible, Claire. “Isn’t there a rule against this?”

“God, I hope not.”

“You’re my boss.”

Still leaning against the door, his brow furrowed. “I suppose that’s correct, technically. I’m an owner, but not your direct boss. And I work remotely. My being in the office is a fluke.” He ran his lips along her jaw with a featherlight touch that was no doubt leaving scorch marks. “Besides, you’re a temp. Surely company policy against fraternizing with employees doesn’t count.”

That was splitting hairs, but at this point, screw responsibility. She’d buy it wholesale.

“Do you want to stop?” he asked.




Industry Blurbs (reviews):


"Will Anderson can be my boss any day. Marissa Clarke is a master at mixing sexy and mystery." - Jennifer L. Armentrout, # 1 New York Times bestselling author


"Sexy, smart, fun! A fabulous new voice in contemporary romance!" Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author






Tour Run Dates: August 11-22 Organized by Bailey of IBbookblogging. Graphic included in email.


Author Bio:


Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.

When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw.

Marissa Clarke is a pseudonym. Her real name is Mary Lindsey and she also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA.

She loves to connect with readers and can be found at and on Twitter at @MaryL_MarissaC


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