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Kelli Ireland spent a decade as a name on a door in corporate America. Unexpectedly liberated by Fate's sense of humor, she chose to carpe the diem and pursue her passion for writing. A fan of happily-ever-afters, she found she loved being the Puppet Master for the most unlikely couples. Seeing them through the best and worst of each other while helping them survive the joys and disasters of falling in love? Best. Thing. Ever.

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Kelli Ireland I have to be entirely honest and say I didn't get to go to a male revue for research. Is it wrong that I'm entirely disappointed by that fact?…moreI have to be entirely honest and say I didn't get to go to a male revue for research. Is it wrong that I'm entirely disappointed by that fact? Fortunately, I'm lucky enough to have a very good friend in Texas who has promised to take me to La Bare when I next visit. I intend to hold her to that offer. Yes, yes I do. :)

As for research, though, there was a TON of it -- all done after I'd written the initial proposal and my agent sold it and a second trilogy that will be released in 2015 after the Pleasure Before Business series. At that point, I watched videos, read a dancer's memoir, set up a Pinterest board of lovely men and, of course, purchased "Magic Mike." On a scale of 1 to 10 on how much I enjoyed the research? I'm going to give it a 7. A live show would have driven the score up, no doubt!

Ironic as it sounds, while I'd seen "Magic Mike" before, it didn't even cross my mind when I was considering this series. My agent asked me for a contemporary romance proposal, so I sat down and started brainstorming. I kept coming back to one question: What two occupations could I have a hero and heroine involved in that would put them at total opposites? The answer that popped into my head? Put a male stripper across from a slightly reserved woman entrenched in corporate America. So I did. The result is STRIPPED DOWN and the two books that follow in the series (WOUND UP and PULLED UNDER).

Overall? The dance scenes, the club setting and the characters are all products of my imagination. Now, if you ask me how much fun I had *writing* the series? The answer is a solid 10, CL. A *solid* ten. :D(less)
Kelli Ireland Hi Hannah Ruth.

All of the books I currently have are allocated for contests or promotional events. Sadly, that means I don't have any available that I…more
Hi Hannah Ruth.

All of the books I currently have are allocated for contests or promotional events. Sadly, that means I don't have any available that I can send out. If you have a review site, have you tried NetGalley? They provide free copies of books to reviewers.

I would encourage you to also watch my website. There are regularly contests there, on Twitter and on Facebook where books are given away.

Thank you so much for your readership.

All my best,
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Kelli Ireland Just an FYI--for those of you who have won books from me, they're going in the mail Monday. I've been hospitalized for awhile and was just released. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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