Release Party: Playing Hard To Forget by Piper Doone

December 26, 2014

Okay, my beauties. My name is Piper Doone.  Put down the last of the eggnog, because we’re about to have a release party.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are gathered here today to hopefully join you and my book, Playing Hard To Forget released December 26, 2014!



Today I’m going to be talking about the crazy story of how this novel came to be. I’ll be posting the soundtrack listing and how the music really drove the story. I’ll talk a little about the setting and the history of the story. And I’ll also post an excerpt and do a giveaway!


Playing Hard To Forget is my debut novel from Dreamspinner Press. Left to my own devices, I’d probably just tell you it was about hot Scottish boys in love despite every force in the world trying to keep them apart, but Dreamspinner does a much better job summing it up than I do:

Ethan Robertson never asked to be the latest in a long line of werewolf hunters, but the war between his family and the werewolf Kinnairds has raged on for a millennium, and he is expected to fight like all the Robertsons before him. But then he meets Liam Kinnaird, a gorgeous, mysterious werewolf Ethan falls hard for. Despite the danger, they carry on a torrid affair until a terrible explosion destroys everything, including Liam and Ethan’s memories of their time together.

Twenty years later, Ethan is embroiled in battle once again and catches a glimpse of Liam. It triggers intense, erotic dreams that Ethan thinks might not be dreams at all. But he’s never been anything but enemies with Kinnairds. He’s certainly never been in love with one. Or has he?

Like, whoa, pretty cool, right? Stay tuned for an in depth look at the story behind the story!


Let’s get the conversation rolling. It’s the day after Christmas and Hanukkah recently ended. Before we get into the book, how were your holidays? Family is a big theme in Playing Hard To Forget. Mostly, though, it’s about how families can, well, kind of suck. If you were stuck with yours (or your partner’s), did everything go smoothly or did the cops have to come out (again) to settle things?


I’ll also open up the comments to any general questions about me, my writing, my whereabouts on the night of the 10th, what’s my name, who’s my daddy,  and is he rich like you?

You can buy Playing Hard To Forget in Paperback or ebook on Dreamspinner or in ebook at Amazon.

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14 Responses to “Release Party: Playing Hard To Forget by Piper Doone”

  1. Indra Vaughn says:

    Congrats on the new release! It looks very good :)

    We had a quiet Christmas for once. We’re usually traveling to two different countries this time of year, so it was a nice change to have a quiet one with just the three of us. No police, but Bam Bam did get his very own (LOUD) fire engine from Santa…

  2. Piperdoone says:

    Thanks so much!
    You’d think that the loud gifts start to taper off the older the kids get, but my teenagers are in the living room with their friends playing a new video game and it’s SO LOUD!!!

  3. Carolyn says:

    What a fabulous introduction to you and your book, Piper! I was smiling the whole time (except in the deeply serious parts, of course). I had a semi-wonderful holiday season, but since I still have chocolate left over, let’s call it a success.

    Looking forward to partying with you today as long as I can, until the real world intrudes.

    I have one question for you: spoilers or no spoilers?

  4. Piperdoone says:

    Thank you so much!

    Would you like MORE chocolate? I just inventoried my leftover Christmas cookie situation and I’m afraid my wardrobe would never forgive me if I ate it all. I wonder if a cookie giveaway is appropriate. Buy my book, get a free tray of fudge.

    Hmmmm…spoilers. I tend to err on the side of River Song from Doctor Who when it comes to spoilers. I want to be shocked. I want to feel the emotions firsthand instead of having Tumblr or something like that spoil it for me. I’m ok with hints or teasers, but I want to SEE Lassie rescue Timmy from the well with my own eyes, you know? How about you?

  5. Carolyn says:

    YES(to both fudge and spoiler stance)! I loathe spoilers. I want FULL emotional rewards from whatever I’m experiencing. I love surprises, so that may be where it comes from. I sometimes don’t even fully read a book blurb just so I can be totally in the dark about what’s going on. It probably helps that I’m an eclectic reader, so not much is outside my reading zone, and I’m therefore okay with whatever story I’m taken into. (Sad for my wallet, of course, since I want to READ ALL THE THINGS!

  6. Piperdoone says:

    I ADORE cliffhangers. LOVE THEM. I love writing them and I live for that eye-twitching indignation when I get faced with one. I’ve gotten some of the greatest “I HATE YOU BUT I LOVE YOU PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME HANGING I WILL DIIIIIIEEEEE” comments from people when I leave them hanging. Why would I ruin those priceless reactions like that by spoiling what is going to happen next?

    Honestly, there are some pretty cool cliffhanging chapters in Playing Hard to Forget and I almost wish I could just release a chapter a week or something. I would do it out of LOVE, though :)

  7. MrReilly says:

    Hi, Piper! I’m a couple of chapters in and enjoying it tremendously. You mentioned teenagers above, do you have any pets as well?

  8. Piperdoone says:

    I have the best dog in the whole world, three beautiful hedgehogs (a mom, a dad, and one of their gorgeous babies, who is a snowflake apricot), and a cat so old she saw the pyramids go up.

    The dog is sitting right here next to me and he’s fast asleep.

  9. MrReilly says:

    Wow that’s a full house! Thank you for sharing. If better get back to your wonderful book. I’m sure it will be a great success! :)

  10. Antonia says:

    This sounds great. I had a good holiday – a bit crazy in the planning but pretty relaxed and lots of fun on the actual days. I’m exhausted now though!

  11. Angela says:

    Happy release party!

    I had a great Christmas i spend it with my husband and our three children. We visited our parents and after that we all just relaxed at home.

  12. Piperdoone says:

    Antonia, that sounds amazing! This is always a super crazy time around our house! We have a solid month of birthdays and holidays and we’re zombies by New Year’s!

  13. Piperdoone says:

    Thanks! Between the actual holiday and all the birthdays around this time and the anticipation of the book release, by about ten last night we were at some friends’ house and I vaguely remember doing an interpretive dance to Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like The Wind.”

    I hope no one got it on video, but if they did, I’m posting it to Facebook because I think I remember being awesome.

  14. Angela says:

    Hello Piper,

    That sounds like fun, i remember that song by Patrick Swayze i would like to see your interpretive dance to that one LOL.

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