Guest Author HelenKay Dimon and Giveaway

Thank you for having me here today to talk about my newest release, LEAN ON ME.

LEAN ON ME is a contemporary romance where a down-on-her-luck heroine, Cassidy, comes back to town after her mountain climbing career unexpectedly implodes. Mitch, the hottie who had a thing for her in high school (not that she realized that at the time), is one of the first people she sees. And he hasn’t forgotten her.

I’m not one of those people who met my husband in high school, but I know a lot of people who did. My brother is one. He and my sister-in-law met while they were sophomores (I think) in high school and married after college. They’ve been married for about a billion years (approximately, of course) now. I’ve always thought the idea of finding your "forever one" so young and recognizing it was pretty interesting. In LEAN ON ME, Mitch isn’t thinking marriage when he sees Cassidy again, but he’s still attracted. I thought that idea was pretty sexy and wanted to play with it. Take a peek:

He stood up straight again. "I’m going to walk away thinking we’re on for tomorrow."

Her good mood faded. "I didn’t—"

"When I do go—" he pointed in the direction of the glassed-in office at the far end of the room, "—you’re going to be tempted to watch my ass."

The comment was so out of context it hit her like a sharp smack. "Excuse me?"

"Just to be clear, I won’t be offended. As far as I’m concerned, you can go right ahead and look because I can guarantee you if the positions were reversed, I’d be watching yours."

With her mouth hanging open and her mind muddled, she watched him walk away. No, make that saunter. It was the sure stalk of a hunter, all grace with no wasted steps.

And damn if she didn’t take a peek at his ass.

Is there anything sexier than a guy who knows what he wants?


Today, HelenKay Dimon is offering an e-book of Lean on Me to one random commenter. To enter, just leave a comment. Contest open to everyone through November 14.

HelenKay Dimon’s Website l Goodreads l Kindle l Carina Press


  1. says

    In this excerpt Mitch seems so self confident, kinda arrogant, but he makes it work and it’s kinda hot! Okay, it’s more than kinda hot, it IS hot. :D I cannot wait to read this book!

  2. says

    I review & recommend erotic romances in my “shopping BLOG.” Am working on an author survey and some of my favorite writers follow you. I look forward to checking out your work.

  3. Chris Bails says

    Oh I like him. I would totally watch his ass when he walked away. That is my favorite thing on a guy besides his eyes. I work front desk at a hotel and he have a lot of men that stay at the hotel. We have groups of construction workers that come in and that is my favorite thing about my job. I get to check out cute men while working and love when they leave the desk, because they have no idea that I am totally checking out their ass. I also love when they go to the pool, they have to walk right by the front desk, we sure have had some gorgeous ones.
    This book sounds great. Helen is a new author for me. I love stories that have a 2nd chance at romance. I know some people that were high school sweethearts. I did not meet my husband until after I turned 22, and now am 40 and have been together forever.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Becky M. says

    Short, but tempting excerpt. I’d love to read it–I’ve been reading quite a few Carina Press books lately, and I’m loving them!

  5. Michelle Harlan says

    I’ve never read HelenKay Dimon’s work before…but this excerpt certainly made me want to. Gotta’ love a guy that is that confident!

  6. Justine says

    Does this count as a reunion romance? I’m thinking not, but maybe the definition is more expansive than my concept of it.

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