For the Love of Japan, by Maya Blake
First of all *pinches self * I can’t believe I’m on the I Heart Presents Blog! In a way, this blog is what accelerated my Presents author journey, so I’m thrilled to be here blogging about my US Presents debut!
Now to talk about why I love The Sinful Art of Revenge so much. I’ve always wanted to write a Japanese hero or heroine. I’m fascinated by all things Japanese and the idea of combining a little bit of Japan with betrayal, angst, a touch of revenge and sizzling sex set in gorgeous, luxury locations was, well, too hard to resist.
Reiko Kagawa is the type of heroine I love writing about most – a little snarky, great at her art retrieval job but carrying a torment so dark it threatens to pull her under, despite a lot of therapy! Combine those qualities with Damion, a hero who’s equally as tormented but is determined to put his own personal issues aside in order to save his heroine and it’s not surprising I fell so in love with Reiko and Damion, I couldn’t wait to tell their story. Of course, I couldn’t help but throw in a few more obstacles in their way like a last-in-the-line-of-his-family-and-must-therefore-marry combined with fertility issues! Oh, and I also get to write about cherry blossoms, fake goldfish and the art of being a ninja. Yes, I love my job, lol.
Here’s the blurb for The Sinful Art of Revenge:
Taking what is rightfully his…
Endless tabloid coverage has left Reiko Kagawa with way too much information about art dealer Damion Fortier’s legendary playboy exploits—everyone knows he’s renowned for leaving a wake of broken hearts across Europe’s most glamorous destinations!
Damion isn’t used to beautiful women scorning his advances, so it’s definitely time to turn his lethal charm up one last notch to ensure he gets exactly what he wants….
Reiko knows she has two things Damion wants: the first, a priceless painting and Fortier heirloom. The second, her seriously off-limits body! And she has no intention of giving him access to either!
If you could set a story in your favourite place in the world, where would it be?