J.T. Geissinger Q&A : Burn for You

Burn for You by JT Geissinger

An interview with author JT Geissinger.

Will you please tell us a little bit about your current project?

Burn for You is the first book in my sexy contemporary Slow Burn series. Each book is a complete standalone, and is based on a classic fairytale with a modern twist. Burn For You is based on Beauty and the Beast, one of my personal favorite fairytales! It’s set in New Orleans and is an enemies-to-lovers story about a sassy chef and the heir to a bourbon dynasty who has to get married or lose his fortune. There are a lot of New Orleans-inspired recipes included in the book as well.


Q & A

An interview with Author J.T. Geissinger

 

I am so glad you could join us here at Romance Junkies. To start, will you please tell us a little bit about your current project?

Burn for You is the first book in my sexy contemporary Slow Burn series. Each book is a complete standalone, and is based on a classic fairytale with a modern twist. Burn For You is based on Beauty and the Beast, one of my personal favorite fairytales! It’s set in New Orleans and is an enemies-to-lovers story about a sassy chef and the heir to a bourbon dynasty who has to get married or lose his fortune. There are a lot of New Orleans-inspired recipes included in the book as well.

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

I’ve always been a voracious reader and assumed I’d write a book from the time I was small, but never got around to it until I woke up on my 40th birthday and was like, “That’s it. Time to write a book.” Fifteen books later, I’m still writing! Nothing like procrastination.

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?

NYT bestselling author Marie Force has given me incredible business and writing advice. She does a lot to help the author community. There are too many positives to point to just one, but I can tell you the worst piece of writing advice I’ve ever heard: “Write drunk, edit sober.” No, thank you, Hemingway, I’ll save the drunk writing for the acknowledgments section when the book is finally done.

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

The perfect hero is not perfect. He has issues. He has faults. He has some really irritating habits or a lasting problem that requires growth. And always, always – he MUST be smart, loyal, and have a sense of humor. There’s nothing worse than a dumb hot guy. Or a cheater. Yuck.

What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

I have a wine collection about three thousand bottles strong. My husband and I have been collecting since we first went to Napa together about twenty years ago. In fact, the first book I ever wrote featured a heroine who was a sommelier. That’s the job I’d have if I wasn’t a writer. I also love to cook, though I’m a terrible slob in the kitchen, and travel.

What has been your biggest adventure to date?

Honestly? Being married. My husband is a force of nature. My parents had a very tense, traditional marriage, so I was always leery of settling down because it looked miserable, but the man I married is more fun, funny, smart, adventurous, capable, kind, and interesting than anyone I’ve ever met. I consider marrying him the best decision I’ve ever made.

How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?

I’d describe myself as typically Aquarian, if you’re into that sort of thing. I’m not a people person—big groups wear me out, and don’t get me anywhere near Disneyland—but I love animals, I love the natural world, and I’ve never met a library I didn’t want to move into. Most people who don’t know me well would describe me as distant, hard to get to know, and stubborn. Those who are close to me would describe me as easily bored, irreverent, curious, quirky, independent, and confident.

What project are you working on next?

I just completed book two in the Burn For You series, Melt For You, and now I’m working on a standalone dark contemporary that will release in early February of 2018.

 

Burn for You by JT Geissinger

About the Book

Title: Burn For You

Author: J.T. Geissinger

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Series: Slow Burn, #1

Publisher: Montlake Romance

 

Jackson “The Beast” Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick’s New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fund-raiser, Bianca can’t refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother’s medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum—money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract—and a stunning ring.

The heir to a family bourbon dynasty, Jackson knows the rumors swirling around him. The truth is even darker. Still, he needs a wife to secure his inheritance, and free-spirited, sassy Bianca would play the part beautifully. Soon, though, their simple business deal evolves into an emotional intimacy he’s built walls to avoid.

As the passion heats up between them, Bianca and Jackson struggle to define which feelings are real and which are for show. Is falling for your fake fiancé the best happy ending…or a recipe for disaster?

 

Author Biography

J.T. Geissinger is an award-winning author of paranormal and contemporary romance featuring dark and twisted plots, kick-ass heroines, and alpha heroes whose hearts are even bigger than their muscles. Her debut fantasy romance Shadow’s Edge was a #1 bestseller on Amazon US and UK and won the Prism award for Best First Book. Her follow-up novel, Edge of Oblivion, was a RITA Award finalist for Paranormal Romance from the Romance Writers of America, and she has been nominated for numerous awards for her work.

She resides in Los Angeles with her husband.

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