Monday, June 30, 2014


Hello! My name is Terri Austin and this is my first Casablanca Authors blog post. Woot! I’m thrilled to be here and thought I’d take this opportunity to share a little bit about myself and my upcoming release, His Every Need—the first book in the Beauty and the Brit series.
When I was twelve-years-old two things happened: I fell hard for all things British, and I read my first romance novel—Marriage Impossible by Margaret Pargeter--which got me hooked on happily ever afters. (Bonus: Crazy Hawaiian shirt alert, y’all!) Britain and romance became lifelong obsessions.

Throughout my teen years I scoured my small, local library for British authors. Not an easy task in the days of yore (before the world wide interwebs reigned and card catalogues still roamed the earth), but I managed. Inhaling books like oxygen, I read everything from Jane Austen to E.M. Forester. Harlequin became my go-to for romance and Agatha Christie gave me an education, not only in red herrings, but in the English perspective.

My fascination wasn’t limited to fiction. When Diana married Prince Charles, I stayed up until dawn to watch the ceremony. I got checked on spelling tests for using the British standard—grey, favourite, dialogue. One year, I watched the Wimbledon finals on the 4th of July. I was a full-blown Anglophile.

So when my hero, Trevor Blake, started talking to me in that droll British accent of his, I wasn’t surprised. He was funny, irreverent and arrogant. And he wouldn’t leave me alone until I told his story. 

Allie Campbell is determined to take care of her family, no matter the cost. But when her father loses their home to British tycoon Trevor Blake, Allie finds herself forced to plead for more time to pay off the loan...and if she has to use her own body as collateral, then so be it.

Trevor isn't moved by Allie's story. But when Allie impulsively offers to do anything to keep the house, he's intrigued enough to raise the stakes: for the next two months, she must cater to his every need, no matter how depraved. To his amazement, she agrees.
Allie has no intention of enjoying her time with the arrogant, domineering Brit, but it doesn't take long before he's got her aching for his touch-and he'll do whatever it takes to make her beg... 

*I’m giving away an ARC of His Every Need. Leave a comment to enter. Good Luck!

As a girl, Terri L. Austin thought she'd outgrow dreaming up stories and creating imaginary friends. Instead, she's made a career of it. She met her own Prince Charming and together they live in Missouri. She loves to hear from readers. Drop her a note at, Twitter, FB, or Goodreads.


  1. Welcome, Miz Terri! Enjoyed your post very much. Cowboys get into my head like Trevor did yours so I know exactly what you are talking about. You've got to write it or your head will explode. LOL.

  2. Thanks, Carolyn! Those pesky characters are so demanding, aren't they?

  3. Welcome! It's always nice to find a new-to-me author. Sounds like a lovely read and men with accents are always intriguing!


  4. Congrats on the new book! I remember card catalogus!

    1. Weren't they a pain, Nise'? My kids wonder how I survived without the internet. I tell them guts and raw determination. :)

  5. Sounds interesting

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  6. Congrats on the new book! Most of my favorite authors are British--Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Georgette Heyer to name a few. And yes, I remember the card catalog! Don't miss it a bit!

  7. Thanks, Cheryl!

    And thanks for taking time to comment, bn100.

  8. I have a weakness for heroes with a British accent.

  9. I can't wait to read this book! Congrats on the release!!

  10. Thanks for taking the time to comment, everyone! I threw your names in a hat and pulled out Nice'. Congrats! I'll contact you via email about the ARC. Thanks again, and it's great to be part of the Casablanca Authors blog!

  11. Welcome here!! Sounds like an interesting book. :) I love your love of all things British.

  12. Welcome, Terri! I used to FILE in card catalogs! Congrats and good luck with the new release!

  13. Thanks so much for the welcome everyone! It's great to be here.