A warm welcome to author Bru Baker joining us today to talk about her newest release “Tall, Dark, and Deported part of the Dreamspinner Press “Dreamspun Desire” series.
Bru literarly talks to us by reading an excerpt of her story below.
Welcome Bru 🙂
Hi all! I’m Bru Baker, and I’m here today on Love Bytes to share a video reading from my latest release, Tall, Dark, and Deported, which is book #31 in the Dreamspun Desires series. If you missed my last reading, you can find it on My Fiction Nook or on my YouTube channel. In this reading, we get to see the first time Mateus and Crawford meet. It’s a bit of an unconventional introduction and it involves Auntie Anne’s pretzels (which I shared a copycat recipe for over on The Novel Approach on April 3!) Enjoy!
Title: Tall, Dark, and Deported
Author: Bru Baker
Release date: April 1, 2017
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 236 pages
Crossing the border into love.
Snap decisions and misguided ideas bring Portuguese national Mateus Fontes and businessman Crawford Hargrave together at the Canadian border crossing.
Mateus is caught in a catch-22. With his almost-expired tourist visa, entrance to Canada is denied, but the US won’t let him back in either. Crawford thinks he’s solved things when he tells the border agent they’re engaged, and it works—except now they have to actually get married before either of them can get back into the United States. But Crawford has been burned by marriage once, and he’s determined not to make that mistake again.
Neither of them expects real feelings to bloom out of their fake marriage, but they do. And the two of them have to learn how to be honest with each other to make things work, which is especially hard when their entire marriage is based on lies.
Bru Baker spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. She now balances her time between writing and working at a Midwestern library in the reference department. Most evenings you can find her curled up with a mug of tea, some fuzzy socks, and a book or her laptop. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices.