Friday, August 28, 2015

Let's get physical - Borrowing Trouble now available in paperback! (and promo code)

Let's get physical.
Borrowing Trouble now out in paperback!

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Borrowing Trouble - Memphis Playboy Trip Brannon Gives Exclusive Interview to 901 Living

901 Living, Memphis' premier monthly magazine featuring all of the best of The Bluff City, sits down with Trip Brannon at his restaurant Pig & Barley.

901:  Trip, thanks so much for taking the time to visit with us.  You've been back in Memphis for five years now and starting to take a leadership role in your family's business, Brannon Company.  Tell me about the transition back to Memphis.

Trip Brannon:  Glad to visit with you and I'm glad to be back in Memphis.  I've been working for Branco since I graduated from Brown, with time out to get my JD-MBA at Arkansas.  I've just assumed the role of General Counsel at Branco, which means I'll be handling the company's legal issues, but I'll also have my hands in the business as well.

901:   Branco is a very diverse company with interests all over the globe.  Any divisions close to your heart?

TB:  Absolutely. A few years ago Branco helped bring to market a line of fashionable hospital gowns for women who were wanting to maintain their sense of style during long in-patient treatments.  I've personally witnessed the positive impact of these hospital gowns on the outlook of women who are struggling with health issues.  It's wonderful to do well in business and also do good in the world.

901:  And Pig & Barley, this is quite a departure from Branco's other business lines.  Tell me about the restaurant.

TB:  Pig & Barley is not part of Branco.  I started it a few years ago with my childhood friend Bert Forsythe. We both treasure local food and felt there was a void in Memphis for South Carolina Low County style, so we jumped in.  I have no restaurant experience. Pig & Barley's success is completely Bert's doing.  We've just poached a new chef from Savannah and he is doing amazing things with fresh Gulf seafood.

901:  Your personal life has been the topic of much conversation.  You were involved with Amelia Duquette, but haven't been seen out consistently with anyone in quite some time.  Any special lady in your life?

TB:  I do not want to talk about my personal life.  Right now I'm focused on settling into my new role at Branco and looking forward to continuing the company's growth.

Oh, Trip, you have no clue what's about to come your way.  

Spend more time with Trip Brannon in Risking Ruin and Borrowing Trouble!


Risking Ruin on Amazon: Available now!

Borrowing Trouble on Amazon:  Available August 18th! Pre-order today!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Borrowing Trouble - Interview with Marisa Tanner

Get to know Marisa Tanner from her exclusive interview first published on Chapter Five by Joss Radillo

Chapter 5:You are such a successful woman so with a lot of work how do keep yourself in shape ? We know you like to jog but do you keep a strict diet?

Marisa Tanner:  I run everyday.  Sure, some days I have no choice to skip, but I make it a priority to get it in.  I've been running since high school and even was on my college's cross country team until I got hurt, so I honestly don't remember life without running.  I don't diet per se.  I eat pretty consistently, though.  Yogurt with granola each morning.  Lunch is generally a salad or light sandwich at my desk unless I'm out for a business lunch.  If I'm out for a business lunch, then I'm usually so focused that I hardly touch my meal.  I make sure to get quality proteins and greens during dinner.  I snack on almonds.  If you're going to enjoy beer like I do past the age of 30, you've got to make some sacrifices.  For me that means skipping the waffle fries at Chick-Fil-A.

Chapter 5:  being a lawyer most girls think that fashion world does not exist in this profession. How do keep so stylish and glamorous? Do you a beauty routine?

MT: Ha! I wish that were true - I'm far from glamorous, but I do love fashion.  How I present myself at work is very important.  Being a lawyer is 90% sales -- I'm selling to my clients, to other lawyers, to judges, and to juries.  I've got to look poised and polished, even when I don't feel it.  Hence my penchant for nice lingerie and expensive kick-ass stilettos to give me a secret confidence boost.  I'm minimal on make up for work, and might, and I stress might, see a colorist to touch up a few grey hairs that might be starting to appear.  Mid-30s are of full of fun things!  Outside of work, I'm either in Lululemon or Anthropologie.  Gotta let my girlie side out.

Chapter 5:  how do you balance a love relationship with so much work?
Does it scare off some men?

MT: Oh, hell, I'm the last person to give relationship advice.  My job probably does scare some men off, but I can't help that and I do get asked out plenty.  I like who I am and I've got a good life going.  My best friend Erica has been hounding me to sign up for or something, but I can't pull the trigger. I had a bad break up a couple of years ago and haven't really invested in relationships since then. I go out on a lot of first dates, but I haven't found anyone really interesting in a while.  Not wasting my time on a guy when my heart isn't in it.  

Get to know Marisa in Risking Ruin and Borrowing Trouble!   
Borrowing Trouble releases August 18th!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sneak Peek - Borrowing Trouble - Trip's POV

Sneak Peek of Borrowing Trouble

Available August 18th on Amazon
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“So, you want to screw one of our lawyers? Is that what you’re telling me?”
Dad was pissed. He tossed the waiver I’d drafted onto his desk and began pacing silently. The silent pacing was the worst. I’d seen it before, but it had been a few years. He only did it when I’d really fucked up.
“I don’t want to screw her. I want to date her.”
“I knew you were taking her out for drinks, and I get that. She’s beautiful and funny. Hell, if I were thirty years younger, I’d take her out for drinks myself. Flirting is fine. Sleeping with her is not.”
I stared him down. Now I was pissed.
“At least she isn’t an employee,” he continued. “Lord knows we don’t need another sexual harassment suit.”
“I’m not harassing her,” I barked.
“Or so you think.”
“I’m not, okay. I know I’m not. It’s mutual.”
“How do you know she’s not just humoring you to make sure her law firm’s bills get paid?”
“She’s not a fucking whore!” I shouted, completely losing my temper. Rein it in, Brannon. “I like her. I want to give this a go, okay? Look, if I were only interested in fucking her, I would have just done it and wouldn’t be standing here.” He doesn’t have to know, that in fact, I have already fucked her. And it was excellent. “I’m serious.”
“Serious about her the way you were serious about the organic mushroom farm? Because that was ten months of your life you won’t get back.”
“That was a good deal. The ROI was great when it sold and you know that. But Marisa isn’t a business deal, okay? I’m not looking to flip her.” He stopped his pacing and stared at me. “Am I speaking your language now? Because I intend to invest heavily and take a long-term position. I fucking love her, okay?”
Holy shit. Is that even true? Fuck. I’ve got an option on her family’s farmhouse for whenever her parents want to sell. Shit. Real estate. What the hell is wrong with me?
Without another word, Dad strode to his desk and angrily jabbed buttons on his speakerphone.
Is he calling Mom? Because that’ll be a complete cluster fuck.
“Jimmy, how you doing?”
John Millard. Great, he’s called his ‘real’ lawyer.
“John, I’ve got Trip in my office and we’ve got an issue.”
“Shoot,” said John casually.
He’s always so fucking cool.
“Trip’s saying he’s in love with Marisa Tanner and wants me to sign a waiver allowing them to screw. What are your thoughts?”
“My thoughts? Hell, if I were thirty years younger.”
“I said the same thing,” said Dad laughing. “But gauging by his expression, he’s entirely serious and getting pissed that we’re talking about what we’d do if we were his age.”
“That so? If you sign it, he’ll have a ring on her finger by New Year’s.”
 Christ. I want to date her. I’m not asking to marry her.
“Really? By the shade of purple he’s turning from anger, I’m saying Christmas. Since we’re talking winter, loser buys a round of golf in Scottsdale as soon as that deal closes.”
They are fucking betting on me. On when, not whether, I’m going to ask Marisa to marry me. John is such an asshole. We aren’t even really dating yet. They are out of their fucking minds.
Dad slapped at the phone, ending the call. He snatched a silver fountain pen from his oversized pen box, quickly scrawled his name on the document, and thrust it at me. “Fine. Bring her to dinner Tuesday night at the house. And don’t fuck this up.”

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Borrowing Trouble - Musical Inspiration - My Personal Playlist

When I write a story, I often have a few songs circling through my head.

Here's what was playing in my mind as I wrote Borrowing Trouble

Neil Young - Harvest Moon

Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love

Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing

B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone

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