March 28, 2012

A Letter From Brice Van Sant

I’m not the kind of guy who goes in for all that mushy mumbo jumbo, love talk. It’s just a bunch of hype to sell chocolates and cards on Valentines Day. I happen to know first hand that love is nothing but a lie, an illusion that only brings heartbreak. Once a person buys into the concept, it wreaks havoc in their life Whenever a woman starts getting too close, I break it off and that’s the end of that.

Except for Suzanne. I married Suzanne. I know what you’re thinking, but it wasn’t like that either. See, she was visiting her sister who works for my company, Johnston Carmichael Pharmaceuticals. I was trying to run interference with an ex when somehow I ended up drinking a cup of her homemade herbal shampoo.

Yeah, that’s exactly what I thought too…the next day…after I’d married her. That’s when I realized that the shampoo was actually a love potion! With a product like that I could take my company to the top of the heap. But when I offered to buy the formula, Suzanne told me that she didn’t have it. She makes these kinds of things all the time—shampoo, conditioner, perfume— but never writes down the ingredients.

I’m not proud of what I did next, but I managed to talk Suzanne into recreating the formula. The only problem was our marriage had hit the papers. Half the world already knew that we’d had a whirlwind courtship (if you call one date a courtship), so all this had to be done in secret. I couldn’t let the competition know what I was onto. So Suzanne reluctantly moved into my house and pretended to be my wife while she worked on finding the formula.

This is where things get a little interesting. Who knew that having a sassy redhead underfoot could be such a temptation? And I found out just how badly a person could want something they couldn’t have. But desire and love are two entirely different things. If a man’s not careful he’ll fall into that trap. But that isn’t going to happen to me. I’m not about to fall in love. But give in to desire? What’s a man got to lose?

— Brice 

Love Potion Me, Baby

By Amie Louellen
Available now from The Wild Rose Press

10 comments:

Sarah Grimm said...

Woot! Happy release day, Amie! I bought my copy first thing this morning.

AJ Nuest said...

Yay Ames! Can't wait to read this one,hon! Woot! Woot! Happy Release day my friend!! Here's to a boatload of sales!

Amie said...

Thanks, y'all! I'm really excited about this one. Of course today seems to be crazy. Can someone tell me why I scheduled the dog for the vet and me for a nail appointment on the release day of my book? LOL At least me and the dog will look good! :)

Vonnie Davis said...

Oh, Amie, you always look good. And thank you for making me smile as I read Brice's take on things. Oh, yeah, thinks I, he's going down and what a delightful journey it'll be. Whew. Can't wait to read the fall of Brice...er...your book.

Amie said...

Thanks, Vonnie. You know what they say, the less they believe the harder they fall. Or maybe I just say that! LOL

Nancy Jardine said...

What a fun sounding story! Best wishes, Amie!

Karyn Good said...

Congrats, Amie. Brice sounds like great character. Who can resist love potions? It's on my TRB list! Happy release day.

Amie said...

Thanks Karyn and Nancy! It's a been a fabulous day for a release! Hope you (both) enjoy Love Potion Me, Baby! :) Thanks for stopping by today!

Katherine said...

Brice seems like an intriguing character. I can't wait to learn more about him by reading your book. Love your title by the way.

Hope you have lots of sales. :o)

Amie said...

Thanks so much Katherine. The title has an interesting story. This is about the 5th title for the book. I put it on the mss and hoped that the editor would think of something better. Glad to know that it works! :)