xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#' Kryssie Fortune: Please welcome Rosanna Leo and the Best Bridesmaid Money Can Buy.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Please welcome Rosanna Leo and the Best Bridesmaid Money Can Buy.

I’d like to offer Kryssie a huge thank you for hosting me today.
I’m here as part of my blog tour for my new release The Stand-In, a contemporary romance with a healthy dose of humour.

For me, humour has always been a huge part of my writing. Even my darker paranormal romances are known for a cheeky, sometimes nerdy sense of humour. I suppose that’s me in a nutshell. I respond to a quick wit and a playful wink, as much as I do to brooding Alpha men with possessive tendencies and insatiable libidos.
After all, it’s the humour in a relationship that often keeps it going. Sure, we may all fall for a handsome face (and let’s face it, six-pack abs are nothing to sneer at), but it’s been my experience that humour is what solidifies a romance. I firmly believe if a couple can’t laugh together, they probably won’t be a good fit in other areas. A sense of humour is one of the things that attracted me to my husband. And God only knows we’ve been together since the earth cooled.

My hero Patrick and heroine Winn from The Stand-In are no different. Sure, they struggle with sizzling chemistry and an insane need to peel each other’s clothes off, but it’s their humour that sustains them in tough situations. In fact, playfulness is a huge part of their lovemaking as well.

It is my hope that this book will not only make you sigh, but make you giggle in all the right places as well. To me, a book that can do both is the one I remember long after I turn the final page.

The Stand-In Blurb/Excerpt

She’s the best bridesmaid money can buy.

Failed actress Winn Busby is at the end of her rope. With no money and no prospects, she accepts the one job she never thought she’d see on her résumé. Professional bridesmaid. It should be easy. If only the idea of weddings and vows didn't give Winn a case of the hives. Her role becomes more challenging when she's told a reporter will shadow her work for a men's magazine article.
Working for Player Magazine is Patrick Lincoln's worst nightmare. A former political journalist, he used to write thoughtful columns for one of Toronto's most respected papers. That is, until he was blackballed for allegedly sleeping with the boss's wife. Overnight, Patrick becomes the city's most reviled bad boy. And now he's forced to write a seedy expose on, of all things, a bridesmaid.
Patrick begrudgingly accompanies Winn to a series of strange weddings. As they are forced to work together, he learns there is more to the stand-in bridesmaid than puffy dresses and pretty speeches. She, in turn, begins to question whether or not Patrick actually deserves the derision of his peers. As much as they fight their attraction, it begins to threaten their work and their sanity.
For so long, Winn has felt second-best. A stand-in. She finally meets a man who believes in her value. But can she let go of the past and accept him?

She glanced at her computer screen again. “Let’s see. Ah, yes. We’ll have you meet with Winn. And by the way, she’s lovely. She has the perfect look for this job. Accessible and fresh, but not intimidating. You’re in luck. She’s in the building right now.” She texted a command into her phone. “I’ll have my assistant send her right in.”
In the time it took Margie Kent to flash her very pearly whites, a knock sounded on the door. These stand-ins were prompt. He supposed that was good in any business.
“Come in, please,” Margie called.
Patrick lifted his gaze toward the door and watched as a pear-shaped blonde entered. Christ. Margie had called this woman unintimidating. He knew a few dozen men who’d be intimidated into next year by her girl-next-door sex appeal. Chin-length golden hair framed her pleasantly round face. Amazing cheekbones. Bright blue eyes and a body that looked made for squeezing. Just the thought of pressing that luscious flesh made him hard. If she was a high-class call girl, and if he had to pay for love, he might be tempted to pull out his wallet. He cleared his throat and thought of the day Jason Dietrich fired him, just to make his boner disappear.
Margie did the introductions in her singsong voice. “Winn Busby, this is Patrick Lincoln.”
She stuck her hand out. “A pleasure to meet you.”
As he shook her soft hand, Patrick waited for the old “that  Patrick Lincoln?” but it never came. Thank God. Someone who didn’t know of his ruin.

The Stand-In is available at:

Author bio:
Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Night Owl Romance, Two Lips Recommended Reads and Top Picks at The Romance Reviews. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair. Her next contemporary romance, Vice, will be published this summer by Samhain Publishing.


  1. Thanks so much, Kryssie, for hosting me today. I am honored to be here.

  2. More than happy to have you, Rosanna. Always a delight to have friends drop by.