Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Bottom Line by Shelley Munro

Please welcome the wonderful Shelley Munro to the blog today!

Love and Friendship

Firstly, thanks so much to NJ for inviting me to visit today. Author friends rock!

Love and friendship is a continuing theme in my contemporary romance series, called appropriately Love and Friendship.

The core characters are four women and one man who met at a firm of accountants and struck up a friendship. They’re introduced in The Bottom Line and their stories continue in Past Regrets, which is due out on 10 September from Samhain Publishing.

Of course, friendships and relationships don’t always run smoothly. We have to work at them.

Here are six quotes about friendship:

1. A stranger stabs you in the front; a friend stabs you in the back; a boyfriend stabs you in the heart, but best friends only poke each other with straws. ~ author unknown


2. A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else. ~ author unknown


3. A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. ~ author unknown


4. Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, enhance you, and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go. ~ author unknown

5. The greatest thing in life is finding someone who knows all about you and your mistakes, and still sees the best in you. ~ author unknown


6. The truth is—everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ~ Bob Marley

Do you have a favorite quote about friendship? Can you recommend any stories or movies about friendship?


The Bottom Line

Spicing up her sex life sounds exciting…until the fantasy hits the fan.

When Maggie Drummond buys an erotic romance novel by mistake, she gets more than an unexpected eyeful. She gets an introduction to a world that arouses her to a fever pitch: Spanking.

Her boyfriend isn’t interested in pushing his vanilla-flavored sexual boundaries. Then there’s Connor Grey, who haunts her fantasies like a magical genie. As a source of masculine advice for her and her female friends, he’s off limits. The only safe place to explore her fetish is her anonymous blog.

The recent changes in Maggie don’t escape Connor’s notice. Now that her boyfriend has dropped her, he can finally—carefully—make his move. Given his family history, laying a hand on any woman, even in fun, is a line he’s reluctant to cross. But for Maggie? Anything the lady wants.

As Maggie gives in to the temptation to let Connor add some sin to her life, she finds herself juggling lies, half-truths, friendship and sensual delights. Her job is in jeopardy—and she’s falling in love. Exploring her fantasy is one thing, but she’s beginning to question if indulging her own pleasure is worth the cost to everyone around her. Especially Connor…

Warning: Contains explicit sex, spanking, and the good, the bad and the ugly about friendship.

Available in e-book and print

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Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.

Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her very own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. You can learn more about Shelley and her books at



Cerri said...

I love the quotes about friendship and your book sounds hot, Shelley. Can't wait to read it.

My own favorite friends quote is:

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
—Marcel Proust

Jennifer Leeland said...

Awesome quotes! I like the meme on Facebook I've seen a million times.

"A friend will calm you down when someone pisses you off. A best friend will carry and bat, skip beside you and chant 'Someone's gonna get it..". LOL!!!

Can't wait to read these, Shelley.

N.J.Walters said...

Those are both great quotes. Jennifer, yours made me laugh. :)

Shelley Munro said...

Cerri - thanks! I love that quote.

Jennifer - LOL I love that one. It made me laugh. I need to make a note of that one.

NJ - thanks again for having me to visit!

N.J.Walters said...

My pleasure, Shelley. Thanks for stopping by to tell us about The Bottom Line. :)