Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kristin Beairsto Brings a Bit of Sugar and Spice to Thursday Thirteen

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Ah, it's Thursday once again and you know what that means my sassy lovelies? That's right! Another guest author joins us today to share the first thirteen lines from their latest release.

This week I'm happy to welcome Kristin Beairsto to Sassy Vixen. Her latest contemporary romance Sugar and Spice gives us a look into the life of another sassy vixen and businesswoman, Frankie Stevens. After a couple of bad personal relationships, she's thrown herself into expending her lingerie catalog company she runs with her friends in order to keep herself "off the market."

Yeah, we all know how that's going to go! Enter Royce Westin, fellow workaholic who just so happens to be the executive assigned to work with Frankie and her partners for the funding of her company's expansion.

Sounds like a match made in heavy sexual tension and hopefully many late nights working together...alone...with no one else around...uh...hmmmm.  Sorry! Here's the blurb to help get you in the mood. Happy reading! ~the Vixen


Sugar and spice makes everything nice, but mixing business and pleasure can come with a price . . .
Francis Stevens – Frankie to her friends – has declared herself permanently single after a couple of monumentally disastrous relationships.  And she doesn't mind at all.  Between the international expansion of the lingerie catalog company she runs with her friends, labor strikes, and her regular work load, she has little time for love or a relationship.
But Royce Weston has other ideas.  After his family accuses him of becoming a workaholic, a chance encounter with Frankie at a night club has his mind on things other than business.  As luck would have it, Royce winds up the executive assigned to work with Frankie and her lingerie company when she partners with his family’s investment firm to fund her expansion.
Despite Frankie’s outward appearance of confidence and swagger, insecurities rear up and cause her to over compensate and drive harder for what she wants.  Doubts weigh her down and with Royce watching her every move, she fights to keep her businesswoman’s fa├žade firmly in place.  But while Frankie tries her best to keep her mind on business, she can’t ignore the way Royce’s touch makes her feel or the fact that he makes it clear he’s interested in more than just a business relationship.  When all of her defense mechanisms fail to keep him at arm’s length, Frankie finds herself wondering: is it possible to mix business and pleasure?

First Thirteen

The lights of the Manhattan dance club flashed blue, yellow, and red.  The occasional strobe light created optical illusions as the upbeat music resonated through the building.  The floor vibrated from the high bass and a variety of body fragrances wafted through the air.  The crowd made a mix of uptown versus downtown.

People lined the long mahogany bar covering the far wall near the entrance.  A Saturday night, some waited for drinks while others waited for companions, and some simply waited.

Frankie Stevens stood at the far end of the bar, watching the crowd while she waited for her friend to return.  She enjoyed seeing the covert glances of onlookers sent at her and her companion beside her.
An inch over six feet, thanks to the four-inch gold heels covering her feet, Eddie Roberts wore a golden one-piece jumpsuit, clinging to her like a second skin, showing off a slim willowy frame.  The bodice wrapped around her neck, leaving smooth chocolate colored skin exposed at her back.  A gold chain belt hung loosely on her hips.  Dark raven locks fell just below her shoulders in tight curls framing a heart shaped face with exotic almond shaped cinnamon colored eyes, high sharp cheekbones, and a wide full mouth curving easily into an enticing smile.
While Eddie exuded sensuality, Frankie preferred to play in contrasts. 

Ohhhhh! I don't know about you, but I want to find out what happens to Frankie and her friend at night club and when will Royce come into the picture? Come on, let's all click on the book cover at the beginning of the post and head over to Amazon to get our own copies of Sugar and Spice.

Got it? Oh, you don't have a Kindle? Well here are two more links for you to get your ebook today.

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About the Author

In between her to-be-read pile and trying to bring the characters in her head alive, Kristen spends as much time as she can with family and friends.  Much to her husband’s dismay, she enjoys collecting purses, shoes, and jewelry.  During those rare times she’s not working at her day job, rushing her daughters somewhere, watching movies with her husband, and trying to meet a deadline, she can usually be found energetically cheering for one of her favorite New York sports teams.

As with just about every other writer on the planet, Kristen grew up an avid reader.  She started with young adult before she technically hit the age range and moved on to sci-fi classics by Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.  At fifteen, her best friend gave her a book she just had to read!  The book was Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts.  Always a sucker for a happy ending, she was a goner and fell in love with the romance genre.  Having started writing novel length stories at the age of eleven, Kristen’s stories all took a romantic turn from that point on.

Where to find Kristin


  1. Thank you for sharing your opening lines of Sugar and Spice. I hope you will stop in again soon!


  2. Thank you so much for having me! It looks wonderful! = )