Meet Author Kerri Carpenter by Stacy Hoff

Today, Passionate readers, I have on a guest—contemporary romance author Kerri Carpenter. Kerri has a new book out, and it’s on my TBR (To Be Read) list, Kissing Mr. Wrong. Kerri’s here to tell us about herself and her newest novel.


Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be here today. My name is Kerri Carpenter and I write contemporary romance. I also go to Zumba classes, love anything with sparkles and glitter, and have a co-dependent relationship with my adorable dog, Harry. But enough about me.

Show of hands – anyone else thrilled that it’s summer? I love this season, and not only because of the BBQs, baseball games, long days, and fireworks (which is like glitter in the sky). You gotta love summer because summer means it’s time to read at the pool or at the beach. In my opinion, summer reading is the best reading of the whole year. So it’s important that you find the right book.

That’s where I come in. I write for Entangled Publishing, and my latest novella, Kissing Mr. Wrong is the story of Vanessa and John, who have a one-night stand and come to learn later that John is Vanessa’s best friend’s brother. Oops! Probably best if they keep their distance. Too bad that’s not a possibility when they get accidentally locked in a bar together.


I loved writing this story and I hope you enjoy it. Especially if you’re reading by water. Personally, my love of reading on the beach began with The Baby-Sitter’s Club series. Claudia was my favorite. Then I moved on to Sweet Valley Twins, which was a gateway drug to Sweet Valley High. Interestingly, Elizabeth was my favorite twin when I was in middle school, but by high school, I came to appreciate Jessica and her wild ways.

By college, my mom introduced me to the fabulous and incomparable Nora Roberts. I blew through her entire backlist faster than the lifeguard could empty the pool for adult swim. My favorite Nora series of all-time is an older one – The Calhoun Sisters.

Today, I’m still reading romance novels at the beach and near the pool. Along with the guacamole and my oversized sunglasses, hand me some Carly Phillips, Sophie Kinsella, Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery , or Robin Carr and I’m an extremely happy girl. For those wondering, I’m currently enjoying “Animal Attraction,” by Jill Shalvis – another summer reading favorite.

Tell me in the comments- what (or who) is on your summer reading list? And always remember that nothing goes better with summer reading than sunblock!

Book Blurb:

Three months ago, graphic designer Vanessa Hewitt slept with the ridiculously hot guy she met after nearly falling to her death while stargazing on a bridge. The adrenaline-fueled night of we’ll-never-see-each-other-again sex fulfilled every fantasy, but with her best friend’s wedding on the horizon, Vanessa can’t stop thinking about what would happen if her sexy stranger passed through town again.

Haunted by his time in Afghanistan, soldier John Campbell returns to his sister’s town just long enough to help plan an engagement party for her. When he realizes her best friend is the sweet one-night stand he’s been fantasizing about for months, he’ll do anything to have her again…though getting trapped together in a storeroom wasn’t quite what he had in mind.

Vanessa is in hell. Or is it heaven? Because with every touch, their forbidden connection grows, until kissing Mr. Wrong starts feeling more like kissing Mr. Right…

Buy Links for Kissing Mr. Wrong:





Entangled Page:


Kerri’s Social Media Links









Kerri also contributes to a group blog called The Waterworld Mermaids: and participates in #TastyTuesday every Tuesday on Facebook with three other authors.



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13 Responses to Meet Author Kerri Carpenter by Stacy Hoff

  1. Hi Kerri! The book sounds awesome! I will have to check it out. I just finished Jenny Hale’s Summer by the Sea and, although stick I’m rainy weather, felt like I was by the ocean!

    • authorkerri says:

      Hi Heather! I hope you love Kissing Mr. Wrong. It’s been nice and rainy where I am too. Yuck! But I do love snuggling up with my dog and reading during a good old thunderstorm. Happy summer!

  2. authorkerri says:

    Thank you so much for having me here today, Stacy! I love this blog! 😉

  3. Kerri, reading a hot book by cool water sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend! Congrats on your release! (And smooches to Harry!)

  4. Beth Carter says:

    Great post and interview, ladies. You and I share many of the same authors, Kerri. I adore Sophie Kinsella. She makes me laugh. I downloaded your novella last week. Can’t wait to get to it!

  5. stephaniequeen says:

    Stacy Hoff herself is on my summer reading list–right at the top! Now I’m adding Kerri’s book, Kissing Mr. Wrong.
    Thanks for a great post!
    Stephanie Queen

  6. stacyhoff says:

    Thanks, Kerri. I appreciate it! #awesomeguest

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