Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My Birthday, Wicked Wednesday and Mandy Harbin!


I'm excited, not only because it's Wicked Wednesday AND my birthday, but also because my girl, Mandy Harbin, is here to talk about her new release, Surrounded by Temptation, which releases this Friday!

Not to rub it in...okay, maybe to rub it in a little...I've had the pleasure of reading Surrounded by Temptation, as well as her prequel, Surrounded by Death. If you're like me, you've been waiting for these next installments of the Woods series - and you won't be disappointed.

The fourth and final book in the Woods series, Surrounded by Secrets, just got approved by the publisher so be sure to like Mandy's facebook page and follow her on Twitter to keep up with the details. This one is my personal favorite...oops. Just gave it away - I've read this one too! :) *snickers*

Okay, I've rambled long enough. I can tell you, if there is anyone I'd allow to kick me off my own blog on my birthday, it's Mandy. She's got a little surprise for you too! So, I'm off to eat cake and drink rum. Mandy, I'll save you a glass for later, sister! Take it away!


First, I’d like to thank Parker for inviting me here today. She’s a dear friend of mine, but I promise there wasn’t any arm twisting. She just knows an awesome author when she sees one. Isn’t that right, Parker? *twists arm a little tighter*

Okay, okay, I’m kidding. But have you ever had one of those moments where you did a little arm twisting to get what you want? The heroine in my latest Woods Family series book, Surrounded by Temptation, sure as hell does. ;-) Only, she gets more than she bargained for. And it comes out this Friday. Yay!!! Here’s a little teaser:

When Krista needs Ariel’s biochemical expertise because her new boyfriend can turn into a mountain lion, Ariel thinks her sister has lost her mind. But the possibility of a major discovery like this is too much of a temptation to ignore. Create a drug to stop a shifter from forcing a mating? Only if she got to test his sexual limits herself.

Rob thinks Ariel is an angel in disguise, and he immediately knows she’s the one for him. But is he strong enough to resist his animal’s need to claim her once the temptation begins?

WARNING:  This book contains a shifter who must resist his feral need to mate and a biochemist who is hell-bent on testing his sexual limits. You’ll never look at science the same way again.

It’s been a year since the second book in the series, Surrounded by Pleasure, was released. I honestly didn’t think it’d be that long but sometimes life gets in the way. I’ve received a lot of emails asking when the next book comes out, so I’ve also written a short story as a prequel to the series as my gift to you and am trying to get it listed for free everywhere for the next month. It’s called Surrounded by Death and it is free on All Romance eBooks and iBooks right now (It’s not up on B&N yet, and Amazon still shows it as $0.99).

And since I’m in such a giving mood, I’ve decided to let Parker give away a copy of the first book in the series, Surrounded by Woods, to someone who replies to this blog, telling us about a time you twisted someone’s arm to get what you wanted. Let’s keep it legal, people! There’s a fine line between arm twisting and blackmail. You can change the names to protect the innocent if you so choose. :P

Also, since I’m out promoting the release of Surrounded by Temptation, Parker will also give away a copy of this book to a post on her blog that she really likes between now and November 10. We can’t just giveaway all the goodies today. We want you to come back for more! Unless, of course, you come up with one helluva story today. You just might win the mother lode.

Want to find out more about me? Well, okay. You can stalk me at places like,,, and at twitter @mandy_harbin. I love it when people like and follow me. I hope that’s not too narcissistic.

Thanks again, Parker. See that wasn’t so bad. *Releases arm and runs*

*Rolls and stretches shoulder* Whew. Thanks, Mandy! Okay my little monkeys - let's have your comments! I'll be picking a winner of Surrounded by Woods by Sunday (October 7) - and the winner of Surrounded by Temptation by November 10. Check back often!

Don't forget - Surrounded by Temptation releases FRIDAY!! 

About Mandy:

Mandy Harbin is the author of several books across multiple genres that range from young adult to erotic romance. Her novels include Season’s Change: Summer, a young adult romance, and Darkest Sin, an erotic romantic suspense, both being the first in new series. Mandy also continues to work on her Possession series, which explores BDSM elements with Digital Possession being the series starter, and the ever popular Woods Family series, which began with Surrounded by Woods. She lives in a small Arkansas town with her family and can be reached via:

Her website: Mandy Harbin Official Website



  1. Happy Bday, girl! Thanks for having me today. And I saw that rum cake you posted on FB. We're gonna have to make one!!

  2. Thanks Mandy! I appreciate you giving me the day off! :) We are definitely having rum cake. And rum to drink. :)

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER!! Yay- no one ever made 25 look so good! And Mandy, these books look HOT! I think I have my next TBR books. Great feature and I wish you the very best!

    1. Thank you Rosanna, you are too sweet. You will love this series!

  4. Happy Birthday Parker!!!!
    Mandy, I am so excited to read these books--no arm twisting required, they sound great! :)

  5. Happy birthday, Parker! Hope you're having some fun today.
    Mandy, this sounds like a great series. Got to love the scientific method, LOL.

    1. Thank you Allie! About to wrap up my work for the day and hope to just crash tonight! :)