Welcome Entangled Publishing debut author, Kerri Carpenter! #ReleaseDayBlast #Giveaway

Every now and then, a person pops into your life and something that was missing is suddenly there, poof, like magic. Each day I have the privilege of working with our guest today, my world becomes that much richer. It’s been a long time coming, but today I can finally say that my bubbly and witty and wonderful critique partner is now a published romance author! I’m so proud of her. She is my funny. She is my sparkly. She is my Hero. But today, she and her very first published story belong to you. So here you go, friends. I give you Entangled Publishing debut author, Kerri Carpenter. (Leave a comment for Kerri and I’ll choose one random yet ever so lucky winner to receive an e-copy of Flirting with the Competition!)



Under normal circumstances, Whitney March might have appreciated sharing an elevator with a ridiculously attractive and clearly wealthy guy. Even enjoyed it. But when her companion turns out to be the man who almost ran her over in the parking garage moments earlier? Nope and nope. Besides, she’s on her way to a job interview at a prestigious law firm, and she needs to stay focused. Not staring at the rich and sexy jerk.


Then the elevator comes to an abrupt stop. They’re stuck


Jordan Campbell has every intention of acing the interview for his dream job, and he’s not about to let anything stop him. Not even the sexy, capable, and fiery woman who turns out to be his main competitor he’s trapped with. The only thing they have in common is determination to get the job…and an escalating attraction. And it’s only a matter of time before these competitors indulge in a very sexy little connection between floors.


His words cut off as the elevator let out a screeching sound, then lurched and came to a complete stop. Whitney fell backward against the railing. Jerk Face fell too, slamming into the left wall.

As she pushed her now-disheveled hair out of her eyes, she noticed that not one strand of his perfectly coiffed hair had moved an inch. Figured.

He reached out a hand to her. “Let me help—”

“I’m fine,” she said, regaining her balance on her own. “What happened?”

Oh, shoot.

The run in her hose had grown exponentially.

 “You okay?” He rubbed his shoulder with the hand that hadn’t taken the brunt of the fall.

 “I said I’m fine.”

 “Good. I guess I’ll live,” he said.


“Oh, I just assumed you meant to ask if I was okay, too,” he said.

Silence took over as they eyed each other. She saw something sincere flicker in his eyes. Maybe the guy really was making an effort.

Well, too little, too late. She wasn’t about to give the guy a pass after what he’d done. Even if he was the hottest guy she’d seen in a while. And since Aidan, she hadn’t seen a hot guy this close in far too long.

Whitney broke the contact as she averted her eyes to the numbers posted atop the elevator doors. None were lit up, which must mean they were between floors.

“Shit,” Jerk Face said.

Whitney’s worst fear was confirmed by the half-annoyed, half-worried expression on his face. Not only was she going to be late for her interview, she was stuck in the elevator with super-sexy Jerk Face.

She glanced one more time at the doors, willing them to glide open right onto floor fourteen and the coveted interview for her dream job. She closed her eyes, repeating her hope as a new mantra.

I will make it to the fourteenth floor. I will get this job.

But when she opened her eyes, nothing had changed. Still in the elevator. Still not moving. Still standing next to Jerk Face.

They were trapped.

Find Flirting with the Competition for only 99 cents here: Entangled Publishing

KerriCarpenterAuthorA bit about Kerri:

Kerri Carpenter began writing in her grandmother’s kitchen at the age of seven in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. A life-long fan of reading, she got lost in the worlds of The Baby-sitters Club and Sweet Valley High. She also assumed that everyone had characters and plots forming in their heads at all times. Once she turned to romance novels, she couldn’t get enough of books with happy endings, so she started writing her own. Now, Kerri writes contemporary romances, usually set in small towns. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) poodle mix, Harry.

Get sparkly with Kerri: Goodreads / Amazon / Entangled Publishing / Facebook / Twitter

Congratulations, Sweet One. 😉 Friends, what do you think? Sound like a good read? You bet it is! Thanks for checking it out today and have a wonderful rest of your Monday! Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy!

Always love,

Carlene Love♥

13 thoughts on “Welcome Entangled Publishing debut author, Kerri Carpenter! #ReleaseDayBlast #Giveaway

    • Hi Sandra! I know what you’re saying. Although I’m only a fan of the literary kind of getting stuck in one. Have you ever been caught in an elevator for any length of time in real life? Yikes! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet congrats for my girlie. 🙂

    • Hi Debbie! Awesome! You know, Kerri cracks me up, literally, every day. She is just one of those girlfriends. I’m so proud and happy to be tooting her horn today with you all. 🙂 Have a great day!

  1. Hi, ahem, “sweet one” – grrrr! You know how I feel about that little nickname. SparklePuke.

    Anyhoo, I shall forgive you because this is such a sweet, amazing post. I love you so much and that’s why you’re MY Hero! 😉

    Hi to everyone else!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the kind words and support. Isn’t Carlene the bestest! 😉

  2. Good morning! You know, at 99 cents, this really is a steal. And I’m taking a page out of one of my favorite author’s books (Dianna Love–love her!) and breaking the rules of only picking one winner. Holly, Sandra, Debby, Tabitha and BN100 … you’re all getting a copy of Flirting with the Competition if you’d like it! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my girlie’s debut book. You all rock! xoxo

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