You please tell us a little bit about your current projects?
Thanks for having me! Fall is my favorite time of year. It seems as soon as the weather cools, my fingers get busy at the keyboard. This month, I’m working on promoting my fourth Blue Collar Boyfriends book, HOLIDAY BARGAIN, which you can find in the PASSIONATE KISSES 3 BOXED SET: UNDER THE MISTLETOE.
The nice thing about my blue collar series s that the books all stand alone. They’re related by theme: hard-working heroes who are rough around the edges but tender when it counts.
For any readers new to me and my books, this Halloween season, it might be fun to start with JADE’S SPIRIT, Blue Collar Boyfriends #2, which features a heroine who is an ex-stripper, a hero who is trying hard to keep his “virginity vow” and a ghost determined to ignite the passion between them.
Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?
Nike. It’s not really writing-specific advice, but it works: JUST DO IT.
What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?
I’m recently into adult coloring. When I first mentioned this to my husband, he thought I was talking about coloring dirty pictures. Imagine his surprise when my first masterpiece was of a pair of hooters
What has been your biggest adventure to date?
Honestly, self-publishing, which I’ve been doing for 2 years now. After signing with a traditional publisher, and having a good experience, that publisher was acquired by a larger, NY publishing house (one of the BIG 5), and authors were given a chance to sign with the house or receive their rights back. While tempting to sign with a BIG 5, I took the risk of obtaining my rights and self-publishing.
This gave me the unique opportunity to compare sales and royalties for the SAME book between a year of traditional publishing and a year of self-publishing. Because this is such an important comparison, I blogged about it. The series of posts on why I made the decision and what happened next is by FAR the most popular on my blog.
If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?
A remote Alaskan cabin with wi-fi. So I can read and write to my hearts content. If my fairy godmother could stop time for me too, that would be fabulous.
What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?
Fall! I love fall! Everything about it makes me happy from the weather to the scenery to the pumpkins!
What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?
My e-reader. It goes with me everywhere. On the train, in bed, relaxing in the back yard, on the potty—everywhere.
What project are you working on next?
I write Highlander romance in addition to my blue-collar contemporaries. In fact, my Highlanders are even more popular than my contemporaries. Right now, I’m plotting my fourth Highlander book. This one, like #2, will be set in the wolf world—where sexy, kilted wolf-man roam and females are almost extinct.
Thanks for having me! I love hanging with my fellow romance junkies! Off to get my next fix! XOXO!
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HOLIDAY BARGAIN by Jessi Gage
Single mom Cassie is nowhere near ready to love again. It’s only been a year since her husband passed away. But when a neighborhood emergency brings an old crush, Seattle cop Doug Mendez, to her door, her libido awakens. Her heart might not be ready for commitment, but a no-strings-attached affair with the king of hookups might be just what the doctor ordered.
Doug needs a date to his sister’s Christmastime wedding. Since he’s been taking a break from dating, he has no prospects, but a cute woman he meets on the job—and who happens to be an old friend of his sister’s—agrees to step up. On one condition: that he reintroduce her to sex in a casual hookup. Charitable guy that he is, he agrees, but soon realizes he wants more from Cassie than a holiday bargain.
ONE STARRY KNIGHT by Sydney Holmes
SCROOGE YOU by Nikki Lynn Barrett
A MISTLETOE MOMENT by Victoria Barbour
MIRACLE OF LOVE by Allie Boniface
CHRISTMAS IN STILETTOS by Rebecca J. Clark
ALMOST ROMANCE by Kylie Gilmore
KISSING COOPER by Liz Kelly
A RING FOR CHRISTMAS by Wendy Ely
A CHRISTMAS KISS TO REMEMBER by Magda Alexander
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