Daily Archives: September 14, 2011

BAREFOOT by MICHELLE HOLMAN (contemporary romantic comedy)






PUBLISHER: HARPER COLLINS NZ:  http://tinyurl.com/69usfd6

BUY THE BOOK LINKS: AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/67xe7av

RELEASE DATE:  November, 2011


When Sherry slept with Glenn, she had a career and a future. Little did she know she’d leave them all behind in a motel bedroom. What was she thinking?

In this blistering tale of two self-centred, headstrong high-achievers, Michelle Holman continues the story she began in her bestselling first novel, Bonkers.

The brother-in-law and sister-in-law—who famously met when she nearly arrested him for breaching bio-security with a banana—have three things in common.

They’re uncommonly tall, neither is anything like their married siblings, and they fancy each other something rotten.

Trouble is, Sherry can’t stand the arrogant former American NBA star, while Glenn can’t stand the aloof ‘don’t mess with me’ policewoman.

Ending up in bed together is a great surprise. Neither wanting to admit it was a nice surprise is a complicating factor.  And then the fun begins.

With Michelle’s trademark talent for sizzling sex and the best one-liners you’ve heard in a long time, readers and characters alike are in for a treat.


Glenn felt the familiar warring urges to either kiss her or strangle her. ‘Are you always this blunt?’

Her winged brows drew together. ‘I don’t have a lot of time left,’ she said haughtily.

He was used to women throwing themselves at him, but this felt like booking an appointment at the dentist. ‘You’re sure you can fit me into your busy schedule?’ he asked sarcastically.

‘I’m visiting the cousin of somebody I work with, at one of the police precincts this afternoon. Her name’s Roberta. She’s taking me to a honky-tonk bar tonight.’ Sherry mentioned the name of the bar and Glenn knew it. ‘Can you meet me there at ten-thirty?’ she asked. ‘I don’t want to be home too late.’

Now he was being given a time limit. ‘Only if you wear your merry widow.’

Her jaw dropped. ‘My what? How do you know I’ve got a merry widow?’

‘Are you two coming to take your shots?’ Kell called.

‘Never you mind,’ Glenn retorted. ‘Just wear it.’

Sherry had removed her sunglasses to take the photos, and fumbled as she wrenched them from her pocket and jammed them on her face. ‘I’ll think about it,’ she said, and strode away.


“Trust me when I say you will not want to miss reading this book. It is a sure bet this story will have you laughing and give you enough entertainment to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy for days to come.” Rated 5 coffee cups.

“A story of mayhem , family life and interferring biddies – Barefoot has it all.” – The Phantom Paragrapher

“I found Barefoot just as readable as Bonkers, if not more so. It’s a real page-turner as you just want to know how things will turn out. Plus it’s a real twist on the usual love story.” – kmtv

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/6bkagxc

WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE HOLMAN:  http://www.youtube.com/user/michelleholman444?feature=mhum


I’m a full time author living in Cambridge, New Zealand which is not far from where the Hobbiton set was built for the Lord of The Rings movies and is being used again for the filming of The Hobbit. A lot of short people with large feet living in the area got to be extras on the LOTR movies and are being called back for The Hobbit. I’m average height and have average sized feet so I don’t qualify but, I KNOW people with big feet who are STARS.

Like most authors, I spent every moment of my childhood with my head stuck in a book and recall writing my first book when I was twelve. It was about two New Zealand girls who went to London; and fell in love with a couple of rock stars. This may have had something to do with me going to my first rock concert.  Unsurprisingly, the book never saw the light of day. I did what most kiwis do when they leave school, travelled abroad and met my English husband. We’ve been married for twenty-five years in June and have two teenagers. He still likes to point out my parents bought me a one-way ticket to England, which isn’t true – if it was they would have moved without telling me. We live on a few acres with two horses, a Border Collie-crossed-with-something dog that eats sofas, and a cat that rules the roost. I’m a lapsed Emergency Department nurse (you never stop being a nurse, you just lapse) and I’ve also worked as a  holiday camp chalet maid in the UK, kibbutz worker, and as a tissue transplant co-ordinator at the Coroner’s Officer.

I’m published in New Zealand and Australia by Harper Collins and in Austria, Germany and Switzerland by Droemer. I write what I like to read: sexy, funny romances with flawed heroes and heroines and happy endings. Barefoot is my fourth book, and the sequel to my first, Bonkers which is Lisa Jackson’s story. I always intended to write stories for her sister, Sherry, and brother, Ben but wasn’t planning on doing it so soon. However, Sherry had other ideas and “talked down” the characters in the book I began writing until I gave in and wrote her story instead which was tough because I had to research professional basketball and watch lots of big, fit men pound around the court.  My fifth book is due for release in New Zealand and Australia in November, 2011. It isn’t Ben Jackson’s story – that’s a couple of books away but I can hear Ben murmuring…
I love to hear from readers – it’s what makes writing books so worthwhile.


FACEBOOK:  http://tinyurl.com/6apjn7h

WEB SITE: http://www.michelleholman.com

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