Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Winning the Gold - with Natalie Anderson


FLIRTING TO WIN is my novella anthology that released last week with Entangled publishing. This trilogy was such fun to write.  It’s all about the game of love—how we can meet the ‘one’ when and where we least expect it (or perhaps even want it!).

There are three stories in the collection—Bargain in Bronze, Seduction in Silver and Gamble in Gold.

As you can see, the trilogy titles are a play on prize medals—bronze, silver and gold. I once read somewhere that a study had been done and researchers discovered that bronze medallists were actually happier with their medals than silver medallists—that the silver medallists had that ‘if only I’d pushed that bit harder I could have gotten gold’ feeling, whereas the bronze medallists were more ‘I’m so glad I came third and actually got a medal, because I could have gotten fourth!’

Really, winning a medal of any colour is an amazing achievement. And the heroines in my three stories are most definitely winners! Because Jack, Eduardo and Luke—the three heroes, are all very fit, fine and fun!

Here’s the blurb to Seduction in Silver

A limited engagement...

For two weeks Nina Breslin had passed an enticing stranger when catching the Baker Street Tube to go to work. So utterly sexy, and enticingly foreign, she figures he's eons out of her league--until the day he makes an outrageous proposal.

Dr. Eduardo Ruiz needs a break from the heart-breaking reality of his job. So when he finally introduces himself to the vivacious woman he's been admiring, he quickly realizes they could help each other with their sticky situations...and have great fun in the process.

They agree to an outrageous plan. For one night only, she'll masquerade as his girlfriend to appease his overzealous family members, and he'll accompany her to meet with her ex-fiancé's friends, pretending to be her attentive lover. Can they play by their own rules, or will they succumb to the pull of seduction?

 Bargain in Bronze is available separately for only 99c, or you can scoop up all three novellas in the one FLIRTING TO WIN anthology for 2.99 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’d love to give away a copy of the full anthology to one commenter today—just let me know, have you ever won any kind of medal? If so, for what? And yes, medals awarded in kindergarten definitely count!

(Entries are open to anyone in the world, the prize is an ebook via Amazon and will be drawn on Friday August 31. Please check back to this post to see if you won!)

EDITED TO ADD: The giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much for all your comments - the winner drawn is yadkny - please email me, natalie(at)natalie-anderson(dot) com so I can send you your prize!

With very best wishes!
~Natalie

23 comments:

  1. I only won a medal once(because the others were mostly certificates and ribbons). That was more that 10 years ago. Me and my co-teammates won the bronze medal in a local competition for 4X4 100 meter relay. :D

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  2. Oh my Lory Lee - that's impressive!!!! i've won medals in ballet competitions YEARS ago but never for anything athletic - way to go you!!!!

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  3. I won a runner-up ribbon in a science fair when I was in middle school...

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    1. yay!!!! I LOVE science fairs - I only got to go in one when I was a kid, they're not so big here in New Zealand

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  4. My friend and I entered a joint science project into the County Science Fair when we were Freshmen in high school. We won a blue ribbon for our project. That's my only claim to fame!

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    1. It's a good claim to fame! What was your project on???

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  5. Congrats on the releases! Ummm... I'm short, near sighted and slow... so there were no medals in my academic career :) But I have a lot of participation ribbons!

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    1. Erin - I think I love participation ribbons the most :) My hubby has run a couple of marathons (including the NY) and every one who crosses that finish line gets a medal. Every one deserves one!!! And I like it how in my kid's swimming programme they get ribbons for personal bests no matter where they come in the actual race. If they beat their pb, they get one :)

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  6. Hi Natalie!
    I won a medal in the 6th grade for a Spelling Bee:) The pressure was definitely on that day since it was also boys against girls, so I was winning for more than just myself when it got down to me and the final boy.

    Congrats on the anthology! Can't wait to read about these medal winners:)

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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    1. oohh yay - go girl speller!!! :)

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  7. I won first place medals in two categories
    in our parish cook-off several years ago!
    Does that count? I think it was main dish
    and dessert.

    Pat C.

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  8. That definitely counts!!! YUM!!!! What was the dessert, Pat?

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  9. I believe it was Tiramisu!

    Pat C.

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  10. Congrats on the new release. This loooks like a great read. Love anthologies. I have not won and medals.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Christinebails@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Christine!!! And hey, plenty of time to win a medal yet, right?! Or if not a medal, tehn maybe a book! :)

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  11. I've never won any medals. I'm a plodder & tryer more than a medal winning champ. I don't feel the loss.

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    1. Good for you MaryBelle :) I think trying is most important anyway, right?! :)

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  12. Hey, Natalie!
    Better late than never....
    I have won several medals for playing competitive badminton through my adult years (but nowadays we win cash instead!). Don't think I won any medals as a child, but I won trophies (highest female marks at Graduation; Science Fair projects; etc.) and certificates (shorthand; as well as top secretarial award at Graduation).

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    1. Hey Laney!!! Ooh - trophies! I've certainly never won any of those!!! :) Cash over medals, huh?! I can see the attraction! :)

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  13. i never won any medals :(

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    1. Never mind Eli - there's still time!! ;)

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  14. Thanks so much for all your comments - the winner drawn is yadkny - please email me, natalie(at)natalie-anderson(dot) com so I can send you your prize!

    Best wishes!
    ~Natalie

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