I know, I know. You're sitting there in your underwear eating a bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats wondering, as you do most mornings, when you'll be able to buy my fantastic, life changing novel, Never Say Just. It has been a long time coming but I finally have a release date! You're asking yourself, "Harper why, for the love of all that is good and holy, has it taken so long for the public to get its hands on this epic?" It's all part of my evil plan to take over the world! It’s step three of my world domination scheme. The next step is to get the entire world addicted to lemon bundt cake. Hopefully with the global population completely distracted by my book and their ever expanding waistline, they won’t notice when I assert my claim as Katharine, Overlord of the Planet. There’s still a few kinks to work out but in the end, you’ll find yourself happy and content under my reign.
So, how did I come up with the idea for Never Say Just? I started writing during a month long hospital stay. You can only take so many episodes of Maury testing sixty guys to discover the paternity for one child before you’re begging the nurse to commit a mercy defenestration. Since Nurse Cindy wouldn’t cooperate, I started writing. I wrote a truly awful novel about two spies. Some of my readers were a little bummed that the hero and heroine didn’t fall in love. I just couldn’t see them hooking up so I took them out of that story and put them in a different situation where I could see them together. I assumed I’d written another truly terrible novel but I thought, “Whatever, I’ll put it out there. See if people like it.” I guess someone liked it because on June 19, you'll be able to purchase Never Say Just through Decadent Publishing!! Excuse me while I break out into a happy dance that will no doubt end up on YouTube and destroy my future bid for the Presidency.
K, I'm done. Never Say Just is the tale of a completely neurotic mercenary, assassin, contract interrogator who falls in love with a Force Recon sniper. The assassin and the sniper meet when Kat’s brother, Tyler, shows up at the Louis Armstrong airport with five of his fellow Rat Bastards. He’s invited them to stay with Kat, for the summer. Tyler knows Kat doesn’t like strange people in her house but did he stop to consider her before landing on her doorstep with Private Gump and his band of Bubbas? No, no he did not. And for that he will pay, dearly.
Shooter, as the team’s Gunnery Sergeant and sniper, is the guardian angel of the Bastards. At first Shooter sees Kat as bat guano crazy, which she is, but when she’s stabbed saving his life he decides she’s bat guano crazy with mad fighting skills and a whole lotta sexy. Because nothing is sexier than a woman bleeding to death in your arms. Shooter accepts her past as a merchant of death but when she uses her techniques as a contract interrogator (read: torture) to find her kidnapped daughter, Shooter’s not quite sure if he can accept all that is Hell Kat Boudreaux.