Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Author Spotlight: Clarissa Yip

Book synopsis: Stubborn and proud cowgirl, Lily McCormick, is finally coming to terms with her quiet life on her parent’s ranch, until her older brother, as payback, signs her up for 1NightStand. Kidnapped and forced onto a plane to a foreign location, she faces the dreaded cold and an unwanted tryst, until her ex-husband appears before her…as her date. 

New York City District Attorney, Rafe Martinez, would do anything to get his ex-wife back, even if it meant taking drastic measures to pretend he was there for another woman. When jealousy and rage surfaces and Lily’s tough demeanor wanes, desire and lust sparks their once powerful connection as truths unfold. Will Rafe convince her to return to him or push her further away from giving their love a second chance? 

Guest post: Countdown to New Year’s 

Thank you for having me here today! It’s so exciting that the year is closing out! I can’t believe that there are only three days left and then it’s 2012! 

2011 has been a great year for me! With all my book releases this year, I feel that I’ve been very fortunate to be able to say I’ve accomplished much this year. The New Year’s is a time to reminisce about past successes and of course failures, but what fun are those? 

I’ve been very lucky to have three new book releases the second half of the year. I think one of the main themes that tie my books together is the chance to start new, for relationships to move forward instead of backwards, and to see couples once again find love. 

In One Chance, Jenna has been in love with her best friend who is determined to marry the wrong woman. Finally working up the nerve, she approaches Cade and tells him what’s she’s been hiding for years. In Silent Night’s Seduction, Lily is kidnapped and forced to Alaska for a mystery date, only to be paired up with her ex-husband. Fate, and of course, her kidnapper has other ideas for them. In Tempting a Prince, Sarah is determined to get over her crush, only to find Evan as her date. 

To see new relationships blossom and start anew brings up the many possibilities that life has to offer, whether or not you choose to grab those opportunities. The year is closing out, seriously ending in a few days. 

My main goal? To be able to write more and see more relationships grow. To grab opportunities and make dreams happen. 

What are your resolutions for the New Year? 


A curse erupted into the room. “You came here for a one-night stand?” 

The rage in her tone lightened his heart. If she could be angry with him then she must care for him still. Pouring himself a drink, he took his time answering. “Actually, more than that.” He turned around. “It’s three days before Christmas. I hope to spend the whole time with my date and escort her to the ball on Christmas Eve.” 

Lily’s mouth dropped open then closed. “Well, good for you. But let me ask you, where is your date?” 

Rafe frowned. “You know, that’s a good question. Why and how are you in my room?” 

“This is my room!” 

He stilled, praying she wouldn’t see through him. “That can’t be. I specifically requested a brunette as my date.” 

Lily sputtered. “You—you cad!” 

“This must be a mistake.” He went over to the chair he’d occupied earlier and pulled his phone out of his coat pocket. “I’ll email Madame Eve and get this straightened out. Worse comes to worst, you can go request a different room.” 

An outraged gasp sounded behind him. “Why do I have to be the one to leave?” 

He whirled around and gave her what he hoped was a convincing bewildered look. “Unless…you’re my date?” 

She paused. “Hell no.” 


  1. These stories all sound good and particularly the one from this post.

    Thanks for the share!

  2. Hi Sophia! THanks for stopping by!

    Reader Girls! Thank you for having me!

  3. Hi Clarissa - sounds like you've had a fantastic year!

    Okay - my resolution is...

    Not to spend so much time on the internet and to learn Spanish. Sounds easy...