Launch Party: Kate Carlisle’s SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY

She's Having the Boss's BabyThe cabana boys have started the conga line, so grab a nicely muscled waist and shake your body. It’s party time!!!! SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY is available today! In honor of the beautiful red Harlequin Desire cover, the cabana boys are wearing red swim trunks as they dance along the white sandy beach.

An Innocent in ParadiseOur party today is taking place on Alleria, the setting of SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY. Alleria is a stunning private Caribbean island, owned by the fabulously sexy and wealthy Sutherland twins. Logan Sutherland is on his honeymoon with his new wife Grace, who is no longer quite so much of AN INNOCENT IN PARADISE, leaving us with equally handsome Aidan Sutherland as host.

Forgive Aidan if he’s unusually surly today. He just found out that his right-hand woman, the resort’s senior VP Ellie Sterling, wants leave from work so she can take a quick trip to a sperm bank.

Aidan’s not exactly in a party mood. He gets that Ellie wants to have a baby – she’ll make a great mom – he just doesn’t understand why she can’t do it the old-fashioned way. Surely she could find a man! She’s a beautiful woman. In fact, lately, he’s been starting to see how incredibly beautiful and sexy she is…

Ellie approached his desk and Aidan’s breath got caught somewhere in his throat as he watched her plant herself in the chair opposite him and cross her stunning long legs.

IMG_0122Damn. He turned away to stare at…something else. This had been happening a lot lately and it was one more thing he could blame on all that wedding madness. Or it would be, if it weren’t for the fact that he’d been ogling his business associate’s legs for a long time now. Every time she came near him lately, he was ready to pounce like a jungle cat. And who could blame him? The woman had world-class legs. And a world-class smile. He was pretty sure she had world-class breasts as well, but that was none of his business. She had a gorgeous smile and beautiful lips. Clear blue eyes, an adorable nose, and lush dark hair that she wore in a straight style that fell like a thick ribbon halfway down her back.

Was this attraction to Ellie one more example of the sneaky universe conspiring to ruin his life?


While Aidan is sorting out his inconvenient feelings, let’s raise a toast to celebrate SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY’s official release! I’m having my new favorite rum drink, my own recipe, which I’m calling a Tropical Hibiscus. The recipe is below, so have a cabana boy pour you a generous drink, raise your glass, and celebrate with me!!!

Kate Carlisle's rum drinkTropical Hibiscus, a Rum Drink Recipe

1 part coconut rum
2 parts pineapple juice
1 part cranberry juice
Pour the coconut rum and pineapple juice over ice. Stir, then add the cranberry juice for that beautiful bi-color effect. Enjoy!

Today’s ice-breaker game: Share three things about yourself. Make two of them the truth and one a lie. Then the rest of us will guess which of your three “facts” is a lie.

I’ll start:

1. I went to law school, but I didn’t graduate because I realized partway in that I didn’t want to be a lawyer.
2. I was once an extra on Human Target, and Mark Valley brought me a cup of coffee.
3. I am the very proud (and slightly guilt-ridden) product of a Catholic school education at Holy Rosary Academy.

Today, I’m giving away a copy of SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY! If you want to win it, mention the title in your comment! I’ll choose a winner at random at the end of the day.

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  • Barb says:

    is he coming back ???

  • Barb says:

    1 I have 2 children
    2 I once went out with Hugh Jackman
    3 I am originally from the UK

    Congratulations on the book Kate

  • Jane says:

    Happy Release Day, Kate. This is my first time on a private island. I think I’ll start off with a pina colada. I loved Human Target and wish it wasn’t canceled after only two seasons.
    1. I’m something of a baby whisperer. I have a knack for calming babies and getting them to sleep.
    2. I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue.
    3. I’ve driven past the house where the Amityville murders took place.

    • Cheers to Mark Valley and the prematurely canceled Human Target! I could have gazed into his blue, blue eyes for at least another five seasons.

      I’ll guess that the cherry-tying skill is a lie. Am I right?

  • fedora says:

    Happy release day, Kate! Wooot!! And bring those lovely drinks right over here 😉

    I’m awful at these party games! Here goes:
    1. I have an engineering degree.
    2. I just bought a new pair of pointe shoes.
    3. I have 2 sons and 2 daughters.

    Is the GR behaving himself, Barb? 😉 (Silly question, I know!)

  • Carol Cork says:

    Congratulations on the release day, Kate! I love the excerpt you’ve shared.

    1. I once worked in HM Revenue and Customs
    2. I love watching motor racing
    3. I once met Richard Branson

    • Carol, so glad you enjoyed the excerpt of SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY! I hope you’ll love the book.

      You know, you’d make this much easier for me to believe if you made your lie slightly more outlandish. Like maybe Richard Branson gave you a pedicure? Hm, I’m going to guess that you did meet Branson, but that you do not enjoy motor racing.

      Am I right?

  • Kate, huge congratulations on having the boss’s baby! I’m sure you’ll make a wonderful mother. Snerk. Seriously, always lovely to have another new release in the lair, whether human or literary! Actually we’ve all been busy writing so many books, babies have been a bit rare here, haven’t they?

    Ooh, love all these interesting facts. I think I’ve guessed some of them (Barb!).

    Here’s mine:

    I’ve sung on the stage of the Sydney Opera House.

    I play the French horn.

    I’ve seen the Queen twice in real life.

    • Oh, Fo. You have not seen the Queen twice. You’ve seen her but once in your life. She was wearing a pink dress with a yellow hat – a daring combination that set tongues a-wagging. When you curtsied, you found a coin on the ground at your feet and wondered briefly about the protocol of picking up free money mid-curtsy. In the end, you very casually used your foot to draw it toward you so that you could claim it after the Queen moved on.

      Am I right?

      • Hey, Kate and everyone! I’m loving all the three facts. You’re all such great liars. Hey, that didn’t come out right! Paolo, fetch me another of Kate’s specials! No, I don’t mean that baby she inexplicably had as research for SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY!

  • Mary Preston says:

    SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY – I knew it all along.

    1. I went to 3 different Primary Schools & 3 different High Schools.
    2. I’m an only child.
    3. My Grandmother worked in an English castle as a girl.

    • Thanks for mentioning SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY, Mary! You’re in the contest. Good luck!

      Hm, which is a lie? I’m going to guess that you wouldn’t lie about your sweet grannie, so that one’s the truth. And oh, did she have stories to tell!

      No, your lie is that you’re an only child. And your sister’s heart would break if she knew. 😉

      Am I right?

  • Ho’omaika’i – congratulations!

    1. SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY in my backyard (those pictures look like Hawaii).

    2. My favorite flower is the Yellow Hibiscus … so please pass a drink. The Yellow Hibiscus is also the state flower.

    3. The military provides cabana boys to the families with deployed service members. Since my husband is in Korea, the cabana boy is quite handy … vacuuming around the house!

    • Everyone knows about the military cabana boys, proudly servicing – er, serving their country. So we know THAT one isn’t a lie! No, the lie must be that she is, in fact, NOT having the boss’s baby in your back yard.

      Am I right? Or is there a woman in labor beneath your kids’ swingset?

  • Helen Sibbritt says:

    Whoo hoo on the release of She’s Having The Boss’s Baby I have it as an e book and am really looking forward to this one love the setting and The Sutherland Twins.

    These games are fun let me think.

    1. I have 6 grandchildren
    2. I go to the gym
    2. I have been married for 36 years

    Taking a guess at yours I would say no 1 is a lie

    Have Fun
    I am enjoying the drink 🙂

    • Helen,
      You’re the first person to guess about mine… and you’re wrong. 🙂 I did actually start going to law school. I quickly realized that the problem with law school is that you’d be a lawyer when you graduated, and that did not sound like my dream job, after all. But it was interesting while it lasted!

      On yours, I’m going to guess that #1 is a lie, as well. I think you have 8 grandchildren, and they follow you around like little baby ducks, quacking, “Nana! Nana!”

      Am I right?

      I hope you love SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY! You’re in the contest. Good luck! 🙂

      • Helen Sibbritt says:

        LOL Kate
        No I do have 6 grandchildren all though I do think that I will have more in the coming years :). Can I have a 2nd guess with yours I will go with no 3 🙂
        Have Fun

        • That is also wrong, Helen! 😀 I bet you can guess which one is a lie now.

          I’ll take a second guess on yours, too… You have, in fact, been married 38 years, but your first wedding was kept secret from your parents because you were both so young. So all these years, you’ve shaved two years off the true number.

  • Teresa Hughes says:

    She’s Having The Boss’s Baby sounds awesome! I love your books it will definitely be on my list to buy!

    • Thank you, Teresa! And since you mentioned the title, you’re entered in today’s contest. 🙂 I’ll pick the winner this evening. Good luck!

      • Teresa Hughes says:

        Thanks and I guessed I missed the lie part since I wasn’t really awake earlier. Not sure about yours but I will list mine and see if you can get it.

        1. I have sung in a family gospel group for years.
        2. I am the 3rd cousin of Terry Bradshaw that is a former football player and now a sports commentator.
        3. I work as a psychologist helping people who are developmentally disabled.

        • Hm…. I’m guessing #3 is a lie, mostly because I really want to spend some time imagining Terry Bradshaw singing in your family gospel choir. 😉

          • Teresa Hughes says:

            #3 is the lie. I do have a degree in Psychology and work with the Developmentally Disabled but not as a Psychologist. Wish I did it would pay a lot better.

            While Terry does like to sing he has never sung with us. So its just my 2 sisters, my brother and me.

  • Connie Fischer says:

    Congratulations on the release of “She’s Having The Boss’s Baby.” Hope you sell a gazillion copies.

    1. I love to play Mahjong online
    2. My passion is baseball
    3. I have never broken a bone

    • Connie, Thanks for mentioning SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY, and good luck in the contest!

      I disbelieve that baseball is your passion. That’s the lie!

      Am I right? 🙂

  • Anna Sugden says:

    WOOOHOOO!! Another Kate Carlisle book!! Excellent!! The hockey hunks are making tropical mojitos to celebrate!!

    I’m hopeless at these games, but I’ll give it a go:

    1. I used to be a radio dj
    2. I have a green belt in judo
    3. My shoe collection includes a pair of Birkenstocks and a pair of Crocs.

    • Anna, you are a notorious BLACK BELT! We’re all afraid of you. Didn’t you know that? Green belt. Pffft! That’s the lie. 😉

      Am I right?

  • Rachel Hartmann says:

    Loved She’s Having the Boss’s Baby! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

    • Thank you so much, Rachel!!!! You’ve made me very happy. Today’s a travel day, and the guy sitting next to me at the airport just moved away because I scary-smiled. 😉

  • landra graf says:

    Congrats on the release Kate! Can’t wait to read it. I agree with Anna, we don’t see too many babies in the Lair. It’s exciting to have one. 🙂

    As to your little lie: I don’t believe you went to Holy Rosary Academy. It was Saint Mary’s. You tried to trick me, but I caught you right?

    My 3:
    1- I was a Maypole Musician at a Renaissance Festival, playing the violin and dancing jigs.
    2- My eardrums are fully perforated and I can’t get water in my ears.
    3- I once had lunch with Bruce Willis *fans face* and my was I tongue-tied.

    Send those Hockey Hunks over with a drink for me Anna.

    • I may have fudged ever-so-slightly on the “Holy” part… It’s actually called the Rosary Academy, but “Holy Rosary” cracks me up. But although that was a slight bastardization of the truth, I don’t consider it to be a lie.

      Hey, I’m a writer! What can I say? I’m supposed to get creative with the truth, right? LOL

      I believe that you lied about being tongue-tied with Bruce Willis. Rather, when you and Bruce “did lunch,” you were smoooooooth as guacamole.

      Wait, guacamole is chunky. Let me try that again…

      You were smoooooth as whipped cream cheese.

  • Sunny Snyder says:

    I’m looking forward to reading SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY.
    1. I’m 70 years old.
    2. I’ve been married for 51 years,
    3. I never read any of your books.

    • Sunny,

      Thanks for mentioning the title of SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY!!! Good luck in the giveaway. I’ll pick the winner this evening.

      And your lie is my favorite of all so far, because I believe you *have* read my books… and I’m so honored. {kisses}

  • Krista says:

    Congratulations on She’s having the bosses Baby! Love the title! Sounds like a good read too.

    Hmmmm …

    1. I don’t have my liscense.
    2. I have traveled to Ireland, France and Trinidad.
    3. I am all caught up on my scrapbooks for my boys.

    • Krista,
      Thank you for mentioning SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY! You’re entered in the contest. 🙂 Good luck! Check back this evening or first thing tomorrow morning to see if you’re the winner.

      I think #2 is your lie. You’ve traveled to Ireland, France, and Tobago, but you never made it to Trinidad. It was disappointing to be so close… like going to Pisa and never seeing the leaning tower. Fortunately, you’re going back to Ireland, where you hope to meet a leprechaun who will grant your wish to visit Trinidad one day soon.

      Am I right?

  • darci says:

    Sounds like an interesting read!

  • Kim says:

    Congrats on the release of She’s Having the Boss’s Baby!!

    1 I used to be an Assistant Manager at Pier 1.
    2 I studied abroad in France.
    3 I’m graduating with my MBA this summer.

    • Kim,
      Thanks for mentioning SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY! You’re entered in the giveaway. 🙂 I’ll draw the winner at random this evening.

      Hm, your lie is #1. You were not the Assistant Manager at Pier 1. You were the Assistant Manager at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but you quit out of frustration because you never did figure out what was Beyond.

      Am I right?

      • Kim says:

        LOL! I was an Assistant Manager at Pier 1! It was #3 for the lie. I am graduating this summer with a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, not an MBA.

        • I stand corrected. On the cusp of a doctorate in psychology, surely you know what is Beyond. (Or am I thinking parapsychology?)

          • Kim says:

            That would be parapsychology. I’m more focused on applying psychology to the workplace. Think Human Resources functions like selection, training, development, assessment, performance, etc.

  • Robin the Book Nerd says:

    I think SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY sounds like a great book to read by the pool with my cabana boy serving me drinks.

    2 facts and 1 lie

    1) I always have to have my eyes open when I swim underwater no mater what type of water I am in ocean, lake, pool, etc
    2) I can’t dive into water. Never learned how and to scared to try.
    3) Fishes don’t scare me at all!

    • Thanks for entering the giveaway, Robin, by mentioning SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY! Yes, you must have a cabana boy to flip the pages for you. Perhaps he’ll have a second copy of the book and he’ll fan the pages to provide you with a cooling breeze.

      Hm, I think your lie must be #3. Your ichthyophobia started when you were a little girl, and your parents bought a little plastic shark for bathtime. But the little shark was a wind-up toy, and he would bite you with his little plastic teeth.

      Am I right?

      • Robin the Book Nerd says:

        You are half way there. My ichthyophobia did start when I was young and it was because of my parents. But it was a real fish that would nibble on my toes and scare me. My parents would take me on holiday to a lake in Oklahoma and one time a fish bite my big toe and I have been freaked out by fish since. 🙂

  • catslady says:

    I hope everyone comes back and tells us their lies lol.

    I’ve been married for 44 yrs.
    I own over 2,000 print books.
    I have 4 cats.

    • I hope they come back, too, although I must say, I’m pretty confident I’m guessing right every time. I’m on FIRE!


      I think your lie is that you have 4 cats. I think you have 44 cats, one for each year of your marriage.

      Am I right?

    • catslady says:

      Opps I forgot the most important part of mentioning She’s Having the Boss’s Baby!!

  • Debbie says:

    I have had 2 of the boss’ babies
    I am short
    I have been married 25 years

    • LOL, Debbie!!!! I think you’re tall.

      Am I right?

      I’m still laughing!!!!!!!!! (That’s no lie.)

      • Debbie says:

        Yes, I am tall…5’9″

        • Oh, that’s funny! I thought I was making a joke. 🙂 So you really DID have two of the boss’s babies? Is it safe to assume that said boss is your husband of 25 years? (Perhaps I shouldn’t ask…)

          • Debbie says:

            We met while he was a manager at the store I worked at. He transferred to another store, we got married, moved a few times, had 2 kids, and just celebrated our 25th this past October.

  • Sandy Smith says:

    I would love to win SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY.

    And here’s my 3 comments.
    1. I have 2 children.
    2. I am a CPA.
    3. I do not enjoy reading.

    • Hi, Sandy! Thanks for mentioning SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY! You’re entered in the contest.

      As for your lie, hm, I’m going to go with #1. I think you have three children, to whom you’re hoping to pass on your lack of love for reading. You want to win SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY because a Harlequin Desire is the perfect size to prop open your dining room window.

      Am I right?

  • Kim (different one) says:

    Since She’s Having The Boss’s Baby, did she file her sexual harassment suit yet?

    Two truths and a lie:
    1. I have an M.B.A.
    2. I won the Lotto jackpot
    3. Tiger Woods is coming to town

    • Snort, Kim! I think that’s my favorite answer although it’s more romantic suspense than Desire! Maybe the boss is the one who should be filing the suit! Hmm, I do love a man in a nice suit!

    • Kim,

      Good luck in the SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY giveaway!!! LOL on the sexual harassment lawsuit! You’ll have to read the book to find out. 😉

      You’ve made the lie thing wayyyyyy too easy for me. Tiger Woods is not coming to town – SANTA CLAUS is coming to town!

    • You’re the random winner, Kim! Please send your mailing address to me at kate (at) katecarlisle (dot) com, and I will mail you an autographed copy of SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY!

  • Beth Andrews says:

    Whoo hoo! Congrats on another release, Kate! I can’t wait to read She’s Having the Boss’s Baby *g*

    Love the party game! Here’s mine:

    1. I’m neck deep in revisions right now but I will hand them in on time.

    2. I am a beauty school dropout.

    3. I met my husband the old fashioned way – in a bar 😉

    • Thanks for celebrating with me pal!

      Your lie? You didn’t drop out of beauty school – you dropped out of long-haul trucker school.

      Am I right?

  • Becke says:

    Congratulations on She’s Having the Boss’s Baby!

    Two Facts, on lie
    I can rope a calf–sometimes.
    I hugged Ben Murphy from Alias Smith and Jones in a trailor park.
    I got my first horse at the age of 12.

    Liar, liar, pants on fire. My nose is longer than a telephone wire!

    • Thanks for mentioning SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY, Becke! You’re entered in the contest. Another hour or so, and I’ll pick the winner. Stay tuned!

      Your lie is that you kissed Ben in the trailer park. The truth is, you kissed him in a Subway sandwich shop. He asked if he could cut in line, and you said, “For a kiss.” Everyone applauded.

      Am I right?

  • Kate, congratulations! Great excerpt, too. I love this series.

    For my three:

    I went to college in my hometown.
    I worked summers for a garden shop.
    My favorite musical is Camelot.

    • Cassondra says:


      Nancy, for anyone who knows you really well, this is SO easy. SNORK!

    • Oh, I was so busy thinking about mine, I forgot to try Kate’s.

      My guess is that you may’ve worked as an extra but Mark Valley did not actually bring you coffee, he being the star.

      And if that was is true, then major points for him!

      • You picked the right lie, Nancy, but not the sheer extent of my subterfuge. I was never an extra on Human Target, but a friend did Photoshop me into one scene so I could play a joke on my Facebook friends. It was April Fool’s Day, and it still makes me laugh.

    • Hi, Nancy! Yes, the Sutherland boys are back… and there’s just a hint at the end of SHE’S HAVING THE BOSS’S BABY about a long-lost branch of the family tree. 😉

      Your lie… hm… I’m going to say that you did not go to college in your hometown. You went to college in a town 30 miles away, and you walked to class every day. Through the snow. Uphill both ways.

      Am I right?

  • Cassondra says:

    Woooohooooo Kate!

    Congrats on your launch!

    How many does this make now? You must be approaching some milestone or other by now. You are rocking the romance genre!

    I love your characters and can’t wait to read this.

    I am guessing you did NOT go to law school….

    Lessee three things..

    I flew 600 miles in the back of a Cessna 172 in the freezing cold with no heat and no coat with a dog in my lap.

    I fell out of a rubber raft underneath Cumberland Falls on a Search & Rescue Mission, and my dog dove in after me.

    I played an entire concert so stoned on Contac cold medicine that I don’t remember it. Everyone said I did a great job.

    • These are tough, Cassondra. Not having a clue, I pick the Cessna trip as the “not really.”

    • Actually, I *did* go to law school. Not for long, but I did go. 😉

      My fabrication was the Mark Valley incident. I was never an extra on Human Target, and Mark Valley only ever brought me coffee in my dreams… and in an April Fool’s Day joke I played on my Facebook friends. 😉

      For your lie… I’m going to guess that your dog did not dive in after you. You did, indeed, fall out of the raft, but your dog stayed on board, looking at you with an expression that said, “Are you crazy? I’m not getting in there! I’m comfortable, thankyouverymuch.”

      Am I right?

      • Cassondra says:

        Haha! Nancy is totally wrong and you are somewhat wrong.

        The Cumberland Falls incident is a total fabrication. I have never searched there. No falling out of the raft, no dog diving in after me on THAT river.

        Other rivers?’s happened.

        I did fly that far, freezing to death, with a dog on my lap as the only heat. And I was glad for it. A Black Lab named Bella, who was one of the best, and most famous, SAR dogs to ever work in this region. We were flying back from NYC after 9-11.

        Kate! You worked in a law office anyhow?

        DANG! That’s why I figured you never went to law school….I figured you wanted nothing to do with lawyers at that point…