Wednesday, 29 April 2015

#HIFortnight - Guest Post by Sun Chara

Today for #HIFortnight I have an exclusive chapter from Sun Chara's Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella

Author: Sun Chara
Book Title: Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella – sexy, hip ’n fun contemporary romance
Book Cover: Attached
Publisher: HarperImpulse

What They Say:
Will their wedding night be a one-night stand or a merger for keeps?
Global real estate mogul, Cade Sloan should've listened to his own advice: trust no one, and never a woman…especially not his 24 hour bride gone AWOL with his millions. Nina, mousy secretary turned sexy vixen, will repay every penny with interest…

When Cade gears up for a takeover, there's sweet hell to pay. Nina owes her husband a wedding night and he’s hell bent on collecting… his way, his time, his pleasure.

About The Author:

Sun Chara, a multi-published, JABBIC winner Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella, keys sexy, hip 'n fun contemporary romance, high adventure historical romance, and any genre that knocks at her imagination. Globetrotting for lore while keeping tabs on Hollywood leads...she loves the challenge of creating stories for book and screen. Designer frappuccinos with whipping cream and sprinkles on top make everyday a celebration! - See more at: 

Twitter: @sunchara3

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EXCERPT: Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella

Cade Sloan—Manhattan’s hotshot bachelor on the brink of bankruptcy. 
Cade read the headline and hurled the newspaper into the trashcan, the
taunting words searing his brain.  Prowling to and fro his high-rise office, he paused in stride and zoned in on his secretary, sitting ramrod straight, her fingers flying across the computer keyboard. 
 “Ms. McLow—”  The words dissolved on his tongue, and he
scratched his head.  What was her name anyway?
“Ms. McLow—”  He cleared his throat and tried again.  “Ms.—”
“McLowsky.”  She lifted a shapely brow and tossed him a glance
through her coke-bottle thick lenses, a blush on her cheeks.  “Nina
Did she just click her tongue in disapproval?
Just his luck.  She came with attitude.
            “Of course.”  He swiped a finger around his shirt collar, and his chest tightened.  “Nina McLowsky.”  Scrambling to regroup, he seized the
Coffee-mate from the counter and filled a cup with coffee.
            She looked like she had walked out of a 1950’s Norman Rockwell painting, an epitome of diplomacy and efficiency.  He stroked his throat, and then shook his head, amazed.  He was actually flirting with the idea of a merger …with her.
            At least with her, there’d be no emotional tantrums. The thought had him breaking out in a sweat.  He never let any woman get close enough to
get a glimpse beneath the surface, to know what made him tick.  ‘Never trust
a woman’ was his motto.
            A cab horn blared amidst the congested traffic on Madison Avenue and ripped through his thoughts.  He flinched in annoyance. 
            He hadn’t felt this bridled since he was a boy, and, he had vowed
never to feel like this again.  But he was running out of options.  He had to score a mega hit or he was going to cave.  Fast.
            And that rankled his pride.
“Here you go.”  He plopped the coffee cup on her desk, and a huff of air burst from his mouth, ruffling a wisp at her temple. 
She squinted at the steaming brew, then up at him, her baby blues all innocence and perplexity.  “Thank you.”
His gut flexed.  He frowned and dismissed the unsettling feeling.
“Careful, it’s hot.” 
She peered at him above her thick lenses, a hint of a smile on her mouth, her fingers never missing a beat.  Maybe if he focused on the dimple
on her cheek, he could go through with the transaction.
“Take a moment, Ms. McLowsky.”  The smell of caffeine gave him a boost, and latching onto his own mug, he shot her his killer smile.
 “Well…uh…” he began, words sticking in his throat.  “Drink up.”
“Yes, sir.”  She picked up the steaming cup, blew on the liquid and took a sip, fixing her gaze on him over the rim. 
Was that a glint of amusement in her eyes? 
She blinked and it was gone.  “Is that it, sir?”  She set the cup on the desk.
“No.”  He lifted his mug to his lips, took a gulp of the black brew and scorched his tongue.  He swore, a muffled sound
She heard and raised that well-defined eyebrow again.
He tautened his abs iron-hard.
“There’s a new position in the company.”  He stepped closer and hitching up his jean-clad leg, propped his hip on the corner of her desk.  “You’re the best match.”
“What is it?”
“A merger of sorts.”
At thirty-three, Cade was not averse to a challenge, it was the coercion
tactic he abhorred.  His lifelong nemesis that he booted from the boardroom
tossed him a curve to the tune of three million—problem was—the deal included a stipulation to muzzle…er…marry him off.
Cade was under no illusions his uncle’s offer was iced with ulterior
motives, but in no position to refuse, he had to take the bait.  A pittance, but it’d swing him from the red into the black, and buy him some time.  He’d expand his global holdings, complete the mega development in Cyprus,
triple his profits andhis heart turned to stone—catch the hacker
embezzling company funds. 
The con was about to demolish Cade into a heap of rubble. 

…read more Ch 1 on wattpad

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  1. Thanks a mil!!! for this fantastic post, Jo! x

  2. Sounds like a great book, and one that I will enjoy reading. Loving #HIFortnight

  3. Hi Sun, you already know that I loved this book. Two con artists get what they deserve. Each other.

  4. Thanks for your lovely comment, Rachel! And I do so hope you have fun w/ Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella! :)))

  5. So happy to see you here, beautiful Barbara! Love, your so right on captions of Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella! 'Two con artists get what they deserve. Each other.' :))))

  6. And the winner is...lovely Rachel Gilbey! Congratulations! Please facebook message me or send me your email at so I can send gift copy to you via Amazon. Thank you! for joining us at HIfortnight and commenting! :))) Sun