Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Welcome!  Usually, Wednesday's are for Hump Day Hooks. For my HDH you can find it at this link: The Next Big Thing Blog Hop has happened here at Keeping A Pulse on Life & Romance! This is a means where authors can spotlight their latest release or project. Thank you Robert India for tagging me.  Here we go...

What is the title of your book?
The Doctor's Deception

Where did the idea for the book come from?
I am an intensive care nurse with a background in cardiovascular open heart surgery recovery.  Sometimes, a heart surgeon can be frustrating for a nurse.  I took every one I worked with over the years and wrapped him up in a nice hawt package! More importantly, he had to be redeemable by the end of the story!

What genre does your book fall under?
Contemporary Romance

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It is published through Evernight Publishing

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Roughly three months. It was a fun story to write and mostly wrote itself.

Give a one sentence synopsis of your novel:
A stubborn heart surgeon is about to lose everything he's worked for and in order to attain his goal must tell a little white lie to the one ICU nurse who shows him the true meaning of teamwork and love.

What other works would you compare your story to?
I haven't read anything like it~but since I work in the medical field, I don't read medical romances.  It's funner to write them! LOL

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
It was finally time to do something in my life that I wanted to always do, which was write.

What else might peak the reader's interest?
If you love shows like Greys Anatomy and ER, then you will enjoy my books which are based on what happens in a hospital setting.  I describe actual treatments and standards of care that we use daily.  I love romantic comedy and that is what I write.  If you love to laugh and have an obsession with chocolate, then you will enjoy The Doctor's Deception.

Hard-headed, straight-laced Dr Stone Lassiter is one heart surgeon about to lose everything he's worked his entire career for.  He is locked in a battle of wills against the nurses of the surgical intensive care unit of Deerborne County General.  At first, the new doctor was definitely drool-worthy.  Sexy or not, the nurses have had enough! Their secret weapon? Unsuspecting SICU nurse, Faith Daniels, a cool green-eyed blond that turns Dr Lassiter's head every time she's near.  Poor Faith has the "worst luck" in drawing the short straw and is forced to work with Dr Lassiter repeatedly.  Will the nurses' plan to have Dr Lassiter fall in love with one of their own work in softening him toward the nursing staff? Or will the little white lie Stone tells Faith to enlist her aid to obtain his goal destroy the fragile bond of love that has developed between them?


Faith moaned and woke to the constant chiming of her doorbell and pounding on the front door.  The wonderful, erotic dream of Stone painting her with melted chocolate burst. 

She lifted her head and glanced at her clock. 7:00a.m. Groaning, she pulled the covers over her head and rolled onto her stomach, trying to recapture her fantasy.  Maybe whoever it was would go away if she ignored them.

Ding-dong… Ding-dong… Ding-dong…

“Oh, give it a rest already!” she yelled, climbing out of bed.  The cool morning air hit her bare legs and arms, and she shivered.

She reached the front door and yanked it open. 

Stone Lassiter stood on her step, hand in air, ready to pound the unrelenting wood again. 

Staring, her fogged brain tried to wake up.  Hadn’t he just been in her room? 

No, that wasn’t real you nit-wit!   

You!  What’s the big idea?  Do you realize how early it is?  It’s my day off!” 

Not to mention, I was in the middle of the best dream of my life.

Available now through


Evernight Publishing~

Where to connect with Kathleen Grieve~

Keeping A Pulse On Life & Romance Blog:

Twitter @KathleenGrieve

Next up~Kerrianne Coombes on January 2nd at

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