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Fresh Pick / November 28, 2010

November 2010 On Sale: November 1, 2010 Featuring: Emma Tremayne 288 pages ISBN: 1402241429 EAN: 9781402241420 Paperback $9.99 Add to Wish List Romance Contemporary Buy at Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley You don’t have to take your clothes off, but it certainly helps… When a nice girl asks twelve men to get naked, it’s sure to cause a scandal… Emma Tremayne leaves her high-powered PR job and moves to the Lake District looking for peace, quiet-and celibacy. So perhaps it’s not the best idea when, in the spirit of “community-mindedness,” she agrees to help the local mountain rescue team fund raise by putting together a “tasteful” nude calendar. Especially since quite a lot of the community seems to mind what she’s up to-including the tall, dark and handsome Mr. December, Will Tennant, who appears to have gotten the wrong impression about Emma’s intentions. So how does she convince him that he’s more than just the flavor of the month? Previous Picks

Phillipa Ashley | My Sources of Inspiration
Author Guest / November 22, 2010

Hello and a huge thank you to Fresh Fiction for inviting me here to introduce myself and tell you a little about DATING MR. DECEMBER, my US debut for Sourcebooks. One of the best things I’ve found about my first blog tour is that I’ve asked myself as many questions as the bloggers and readers have asked me! The tour has made me think deeply about why I choose the stories and characters that feature in my books. What makes one story or character worth spending so much of my life with? In other words, what really inspires me? I guess I have three main sources of inspiration People I absolutely love watching and listening to them, in cafes, on the train, at the gym, in the queue at the supermarket. Being a writer is the perfect excuse to be nosy and listen to characters from all walks of life. For DATING MR. DECEMBER I visited a mountain rescue team base. Listening to the rescue squad gave me a clue to motivations of Will, the hero of DATING MR. DECEMBER.  The team’s jokiness hid a powerful sense of duty and camaraderie. Those guys see some terrible things and are often…