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Friday, April 30, 2010

The Guarding of Eden by Chastity Bush

Title: The Guarding of Eden
Release Date: March 13, 2010
Author: Chastity Bush
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Publisher: Solstice Publishing
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Genre: Contemporary romance, mystery

BlurbEden Campbell, a woman who has it all. A good job, handsome fiancé, even the same cat she had as a teenager. However, when her world is turned upside down by the sight of her fiancé in her favorite high heels and lingerie, Eden finds herself single again for the first time in years.
Only days after Eden discovers her fiancés hidden little secret, she loses her job
and she finds herself accused of her boss’s estranged wife’s murder.
The only up side to her situation is the sexy man her best friends and 
lawyers, Tilley and Joe Madison, entrusted her life to. Not only is Jasper Carrington doing his best to hide her from the life sentence hanging over her head, he is stirring her desires like no man ever has.
From her black as night hair to her deep blue eyes Eden Campbell sets Jaspers blood on fire. She is his to protect until the danger to her wanes but every look sent his way has him wondering, who going to protect her from him?

Welcome, Chastity Bush! What is your latest offering?  
My latest offering would be a contemporary romance entitled The Guarding of Eden. This had to be my absolutely favorite story to write! 

What is The Guarding of Eden all about? 
 The Guarding of Eden is about a woman named Eden Campbell.  Eden’s life is nearly perfect from her dream job down to her handsome fiancé.  But all of that comes to a screeching halt when Eden walks in on her fiancé in nothing but a pair of sexy heels and a feather boa. After that Eden’s life and luck takes a nosedive and before she knows it she is the prime suspect in the murder of her bosses ex-wife. Now, thanks to her best friends, Tilley and Joe, she is hiding out with one of the sexiest men she has ever seen until the real killer can be found. 

That sounds like a great read. How did you come up with the idea? 
This one kind of hit me out of nowhere. I knew that I wanted something funny and sexy at the same time.  Fortunately that is exactly what I got with this story and the characters within. 

Tell me about your past releases and a little secret about yourself that no one else knows—I promise I won’t tell! 
I have one other release that happens to be a historical romance (western) entitled Savage Rescue. It's a very short story that is full of love and romance. I am currently working on a follow up to this story which I plan to be a full length novel. 
I am really an open book. There is not a lot that people don't know about me. I guess If there was one thing that people did not know about me it is that I am a bit of a nerd.  I love things like Star Trek and The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, (I LOVE Harry Potter!)  I even crack corny jokes that make me look so dorky at times! 

Any new releases on the horizon this year? 
Absolutely! My latest paranormal romance, A Taste of Terror is set to be released on December 1, 2010 by an all new company, Muse It Up Publishing. I am very excited about this book and can’t wait to hear what others think. Other than that, I am working on at least four other manuscripts which I am hoping at least one will be released before the end of the year. 

What are you working on right now?
Wow, a lot actually. Three paranormals, a western romance and a follow up to The Guarding of Eden. It is a lot but I get so many ideas that it is hard not to put them all down.  Hopefully there will be some diamonds amongst them. 

Thank you for joining me, Chastity. Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?  
I love to hear from readers! If there are any questions or comments, feel free to email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible!   

Excerpt: The Guarding of Eden
“It’s Jasper.”  He said as he yanked open the door only to slam it shut and lock it as soon as the man had entered.
As the man Joe had called Jasper turned to face Eden, a million images of what she and the stranger could be doing for an indefinite amount of time flitted through her mind.  And they all involved whip cream and a hot tub.
He was tall.  Much taller than Joe.  His chest and shoulders were broad inside his black leather jacket.  She could see his pecs through his tight black t-shirt as he shrugged out of his jacket.  His arms were large and corded with muscle.
She could not stop her eyes from roaming the length of his body.  His waist was trim and his legs were large and just like his arms, ripped with muscle beneath his tight faded jeans.
But what really grabbed her attention and caused a shiver to run the length of her spine was not his physique.  It was how truly beautiful he was.
His hair was as black as coal.  His face was hypnotic with high cheekbones and a day’s growth of stubble covering his jaw.  He looked at her and his blue gaze cut through her like a knife.  It felt as if she stood before him completely naked.
He had one of those gazes that made a person feel as if they and all of their secrets were exposed to his view.
He was danger personified.  Something she needed nothing to do with.  But at the moment what she needed and what she wanted were two completely different things. 
“Pardon me,” Jasper began gently, “While I appreciate your ogling, we don’t have time for it at this moment, the cops are on their way.”  He said with a smile that displayed the most perfect straight white teeth she had ever seen.
“I wasn’t ogling you.”  She said defensively.
What the hell is the matter with me?  She chided herself.  She was about to be on the run for flambéing Lorna Carlson and she was checking out some guy.  What in the hell had gotten into her?
“You were, but that is beside the point.”  Tilley interrupted handing Eden a suitcase that felt as if it held the entire closet.
“You need to go.”
Eden looked into Tilley’s eyes and could see the tears there.
The two women had never been more than a few minutes away from each other their entire lives.  Although Joe and Tilley was the other half of each other they made her feel as if she was a part of them and they were definitely a part of her.
Their parents had been best friends until the death of Eden’s parents in a car accident when they were ten. 
After that she lived with her grandparents, but you could always find her two houses away at Tilley and Joe’s.
Tilley and Eden hugged as if they would never see each other again.  And after Tilley let her out of her hold Joe immediately took her into his.
“This will be over soon.”  Joe said as he wiped his tears with his sleeve.  “Until then, Jasper is taking you somewhere safe.  Don’t be scared.”  He ordered in a steadier voice as he and Tilley grabbed their things, told Jasper some thing’s she could not hear and quickly left the apartment.
Jasper took the suitcase that she had forgotten she held and steered her toward the door.

Savage Rescue
Chastity Bush
Historical Romance/Western
Solstice Pubishing
Chief Tall Bear is shocked when he learns of the stolen lady in his teepee but cannot overcome the pull she has on him once he meets her. He knows her presence will bring trouble to his peaceful village but cannot fight the desire rising within him. From her long dark hair, to her deep blue eyes she is stirring his passion like never before. He is determined to have her. Both in his bed and in his life.
After a lifetime of abuse at the hands of her father and his ranch hands, Cecily Smith has been rescuedor kidnapped. Either way, she is grateful. Especially when she meets the incredibly handsome Chief Tall Bear. Unable to explain or contain the odd rush of emotions flooding her, Cecily finds herself longing for something…something only Tall Bear can give.
But when her brutal father learns of her whereabouts, will she survive the coming battle and keep her place at Tall Bear’s side or be enslaved by her father once more?


  1. Thanks for the interview Rie! It was so much fun! Good luck with your writing and I look forward to talking to you again!

  2. Chastity, I always enjoy reading what you're up to. Big congrats on your releases and here's wishing you success.

  3. Great interview. I like funny and sexy books.