Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Doctor's Deception

Boundless as the Sea is pleased to have Evernight's own Kathleen Grieve here to talk to us about what love means to her. We love this kind of thing, so we invite you to pull up a chair and participate in our conversation!

A graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kathleen Grieve earned a Bachelors Degree in Science and Nursing in 1994. She has been a dedicated nurse for the past seventeen years, serving most of those years in intensive care. Always writing, Kathleen chose to pursue yet another career- that of a writer. An avid romance reader of all genres since age 13, she decided to try a hand at writing her own novel in the summer of 2006.

She draws a lot from the real-life medical drama she experiences as a RN for her novels. Writing medical romance is a creative outlet where she can effectively deal with the daily stress and sorrow, adding levity and humor to situations that provide a happily ever after when there isn't one.


What makes us love a wonderful happily ever after? For me it is hope. Hope that the world isn’t falling apart around us. Hope that love truly exists. Hope that something wonderful will happen to me. I love romance for the hope it gives me. And when I have hope, I feel really good inside especially if I’m having a bad day. 

Some may just roll their eyes and say I live in a dream world where romance and love don’t truly exist. They’re entitled to think whatever they want, of course. But we can all agree to disagree. I love putting a hero and heroine together and placing them in peculiar situations and see what happens. Since each scene I write unfolds on my computer screen as I type, I have no idea what kind of mischief my characters will be getting into. A dash of hilarity, a dash of sexual tension, and a dash of the unexpected leads to hope. Hope, that, against whatever odds I put against these two people, they will overcome and find a way to be happy.

One of my favorite scenes in The Doctor’s Deception is when Dr. Lassiter shows up on my heroine’s doorstep to apologize. She’s spitting nails mad at him. But when she sees his peace offering, her internal struggle to remain angry at him cracks me up every time I read that passage. 

Have you ever been so mad at your boyfriend or husband for something and all of a sudden, he does something so deliciously, unexpectedly sweet and tender you melt and forgive? Please leave your comment below and I will draw a random winner for a $5.00 Evernight Publisher gift card. I can’t wait to read your answers!

Thank you, Adonis for having me here today!


Tell us about The Doctor's Deception!

Hard-headed, straight-laced Dr Stone Lassiter is one heart surgeon about to lose everything he’s worked his entire career for. He is locked in a battle of wills against the nurses of the surgical intensive care unit of Deerborne County General. At first, the new doctor was definitely drool-worthy. Sexy or not, the nurses have had enough! Their secret weapon? Unsuspecting SICU nurse, Faith Daniels, a cool green-eye blonde that turns Dr. Lassiter’s head every time she’s near. Poor Faith has the “worst luck” in drawing the short straw and is forced to work with Dr. Lassiter repeatedly. Will the nurses’ plan to have Dr. Lassiter fall in love with one of their own work in softening him toward the nursing staff? Or will the little white lie Stone tells Faith to enlist her aid to obtain his goal destroy the fragile bond of love that has developed between them?


Give us a taste!

Faith moaned and woke to the constant chiming of her doorbell and pounding on the front door. The wonderful, erotic dream of Stone painting her with melted chocolate burst. 

She lifted her head and glanced at her clock. 7:00a.m. Groaning, she pulled the covers over her head and rolled onto her stomach, trying to recapture her fantasy. Maybe whoever it was would go away if she ignored them.

Ding-dong… Ding-dong… Ding-dong…

“Oh, give it a rest already!” she yelled, climbing out of bed. The cool morning air hit her bare legs and arms, and she shivered.

She reached the front door and yanked it open.

Stone Lassiter stood on her step, hand in air, ready to pound the unrelenting wood again.

Staring, her fogged brain tried to wake up. Hadn’t he just been in her room?

No, that wasn’t real, you nit-wit!

You! What’s the big idea? Do you realize how early it is? It’s my day off!”

Not to mention, I was in the middle of the best dream of my life.


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  1. Ok, I will share the one time when I was impressed by beautiful roses and...a card inside with a poetry piece written by a man, who hates romance novels and poetry to begin with. It was long, quite good and, most importantly, was full of his love and feelings, struggle of being away and the importance of my love to him. The sad part was that the man could never sustain what was foreign to him from the beginning and so vital to me in my is important to be honest and mean it, it does no good to have outdone oneself and drop it later on because it is too heavy and unnatural for one's personality to continue it :)...I am sure he tried his best.

  2. Oksana, I know exactly how that feels. If someone in a relationship make a precedence to say, for example, give a card on Valentines Day and you may receive little gifts every year after that, then **poof** nothing! Hurt feelings become involved because it feels like you no longer mattered to that person in the first place. At least that is how I viewed it when it happened to me. But honesty and trust is so important. Otherwise, why go through the effort? Thank you for commenting today!

  3. Thank you Kathleen! I know that I am a recovering romantic, you know exactly what I mean :)...thanks to books like yours, this recovery is happening faster. Looking back, I didn't need any of the gifts, flowers or cards, all I needed is to spend time together and be wanted for who I was...and I was a person who liked to go range shooting, skating, go-karting or paintball fighting...all I would ever want is to go back to those simple and full of fun things in life. I like that most of your and Morgan's stories are build around those simple pleasures in life that really bring two people closer together by learning to have fun together and enjoy each other's company. They are fun to read, not too much in the clouds...will be waiting for many more to come :-)

  4. What a great excerpt! Congrats on the new release Kathleen!
    Dawne Prochilo

  5. Oksana! You are the winner of the $5 gift card from Evernight Publishing. Congratulations and thank you so much for joining me here today!


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