What to Read Wednesday

09 May

YAY…it’s time another What to Read Wednesday!  Today we have multi-pubbed author JENNA JAXON here!  Jenna is an awesome person and author and we’re going to learn more about her and her latest release ALMOST PERFECT from Decadant Publishing.  I have to tell you that this book has been on my tbr pile for a bit now and I can’t wait to dive it and read it.  You’ll see why after you read the blurb & excerpt.

And after our interview please read an extra special message from Jenna regarding her book, a good cause and her publisher!

Now let’s get started.  Thank you so much Jenna for joining us on What to Read Wednesday.  Tell us about yourself using 5 words 🙂

perfectionist, loyal, workaholic, inventive, shy

What’s your favorite word?

Onomatopoeia! I have always loved how that word sounds.

At work I always like to say Ischemic Cardiomyopathy.  LOL…I have no clue why but love that diagnosis (not that it’s a good one to have.) What’s one talent you wish you had but don’t?

I wish I could learn to speak foreign languages fluently.

I think we both just spoke some type of foreign language with our words…lol  If you were asked to star in your own Reality Television show, what would it be called? 

Confessions of a Romance Junkie

Nice!  What genre (s) do you write?

I write historical romance, which is my true love, and erotic contemporary which came as quite a surprise. 🙂

What’s the first sentence of your book?

“Happy birthday to me.”

The last?

“That would be perfect.”

Hmm, both are good hooks 🙂  Share a blurb from ALMOST PERFECT.

Pamela Kimball’s birthday present, a 1Night Stand adventure, promises to jump-start her life, put a new man in her bed, and help her forget her past.  Unfortunately, movie-buff Pam’s Pirates of the Caribbean fantasy takes an alarming wrong turn when she’s abandoned on a not quite deserted island—with ex-husband Roger Ware.

Forced by hunger to accept Roger’s offer of dinner,  Pam realizes the geek she married has transformed into one of the most charming, sexiest men she’s ever met. His newfound confidence—and hot body—re-kindle old fires.  A simple kiss leads Roger to challenges her to discover how much his lovemaking skills have improved, leaving Pam torn between self-preservation and burning desire.

With time running out before they’re rescued, Pam must decide if her heart can survive the consequences of becoming Roger’s “almost” perfect 1Night Stand.


Love it!  Describe your hero through your heroine’s eyes…and feel free to quote her 🙂

Pam hasn’t seen Roger in two years, and they parted on less than good terms, but she notices he’s looking good.  “He stood, arms crossed over his muscled chest, better looking than she remembered.”

Please share an excerpt!

She inched into the lapping surf, searching for movement. Reflection off the water made this task harder than expected. Wasn’t the Caribbean supposed to be teeming with fish?  Now that’s something she’d had a lot of instruction in. Almost every marooned-on-an-island movie had a scene where the heroine learned to catch fish. Six Days, Father Goose, Blue Lagoon. All you needed was your hands and patience. She could do this.

Pam waded out further then stopped just before the water hit her now dry shorts. “Not gonna to have a damp crotch all night.” The words reminded her of exactly what she had hoped for tonight. “But not from wet shorts!” She headed back to shore to remove and drape them next to her shirt. The bandeau was a different story. Still damp, even after several hours, and uncomfortable. Might dry better if not next to her skin anyway. “Screw it!  Live dangerously.”

Standing as good as naked on the deserted beach, Pam smiled as the warm breeze caressed her bare body. The sense of being slightly naughty added to her delight in the sensual feel of the air as it dried her breasts. Her nipples peaked as the wind cooled them. She strutted down to the water’s edge to sink her toes in the sand, the salty tang in the air adding to the perfect moment.

“If you’re skinny dipping, you forgot to remove one very important piece of clothing.”

Pam whirled around. Roger stood on the beach behind her, a green bottle of Perrier in one hand. His gaze played up and down her naked torso and his salacious grin widened. “Mind if I join you?”

What’s the hardest part of the writing process for you?

Putting in description.  I write the basic draft, then go back and layer on description, fleshing it out as I go.  That’s hardest, because I don’t like to read description.

The easiest? 

Plotting!  That’s the bones of the book and to me the easiest and most fun part.  I love to fit the story together, figuring out how things go together, how to affect the reader and draw the response I want from them.

What time of the day are you most productive in your writing?

Any time I’m not disturbed by my family!  Which usually means late at night or early in the morning.

What’s the easiest part of a book to write for you…the beginning, middle or end? 

Well, since I love to plot, I really find all of them easy.  But probably the beginning and especially the inciting incident, what kick starts the story, is the easiest for me.

What are you working on now? 🙂

Right now I’m finishing up another erotic contemporary, 7 Days of Seduction and starting revisions on the second in my Georgian historical series, Only Marriage Will Do.  And I’m very excited to start re-working my medieval, Time Enough to Love. That will end up as a trilogy by the end of the summer.

Wow, you’re busy at the keyboard!  Do you have one piece of advice you’d like to share with a newbie author?

Keep writing no matter what.

And finally, where can we find you and your book(s)? 

Almost Perfect can be found at the following sites:

Decadent Publishing:


Barnes & Noble:

All Romance E-Books:

Author Links:



Twitter:  @Jenna_Jaxon

And all of my other books can be found at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Thank you for the links.  And now for that additional message I mentioned.  Take it away Jenna 🙂

I also wanted to let you and your readers know Almost Perfect is Decadent Publishing’s Read For A Cure book for the month of May.  All publisher proceeds from sales of the book from any vendor during the month will go to benefit Relay for Life. And a portion of the author’s proceeds will be donated as well.  That means whoever purchases the book during the month of May is making a wonderful contribution to cancer research.   Please Read For A Cure and help us close the book on cancer.

A great incentive to grab a copy of this terrific read today!  Thank you Jenna for coming by and thanks to everyone who comes by each week!

Thank you, Christine, for having me!


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56 responses to “What to Read Wednesday

  1. Nikki Barret

    May 9, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Woo! Fun. Christine, I Love love love your questions…I may have to err…”Borrow” some for interviews 🙂

    Jenna, this was a great way to get to know you better, and what a great cause! Best of luck and lots of sales to you!

    • ChristineWarner

      May 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

      Borrow away Nikki!

      Thanks for coming by…I’m glad you enjoyed the interview 🙂

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 10:26 am

      I know, Nikki, these were some seriously great interview questions. And the first one was the hardest! Thanks for coming by!

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        Thanks Jenna…glad you liked the questions…I like them to be a bit different 🙂

  2. Katherine Grey

    May 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Great interview, Christine and Jenna. I always like learning about fellow authors. Jenna, your excerpt was great…it ended just as I wanted to know more. As for speaking a foreign language fluently, I wish I could too. I have 8 years of classroom French under my belt and still feel like I can say well is, “This is my pencil and my pencil is yellow.” :o) Hope you have huge sales – you and your publisher are supporting a great cause.

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 10:27 am

      I know what you mean, Katherine! I took two years of Russian and all I can say is “I am walking to the post office to send a letter!” LOL Thanks for the good wishes! 🙂

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm

        Thanks for coming by Katherine…as for foreign languages, I never took one, but truly regret it 🙂

  3. Calisa Rhose

    May 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Fun interview gals! I love your ‘words’ of choice. lol Can’t even pronounce Jenna’s.

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Thanks, Calisa! It sounds as strange as it looks! LOL

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        Glad you made it by Calisa 🙂

  4. Callie Hutton

    May 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Good interview, ladies. Best of luck with your book, Jenna. It sounds great.

  5. Kristina Knight

    May 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

    *dies* What a great excerpt! Good luck with the book, Jenna! And fantastic interview, Christine!

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Glad you liked it, Kristina! Hope you get to read more!

  6. Nettle

    May 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Great interview and excerpt, thanks. From a rainy driserable day in London, being marooned on a sunny island sounds bliss. Throw in a hot man, and boy I’d be in heaven. Good luck with it!

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 10:32 am

      We’re having the same kind of weather in my neck of the woods and frankly, if I have to be driserable, I’d rather be in London! But you’re right, a cool island and a hot man trumps that any day! Thanks for coming by, Nettle. 🙂

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm

        I’ll go anywhere if there’s a hot man!

        Glad you stopped in Nettle!

  7. Ally Broadfield

    May 9, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Loved the reality tv show question (and answer!). My family is participating in our local Relay for Life on Friday. Best of luck with Almost Perfect. Wishing you many sales.

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 10:33 am

      Thank you, Ally. Yes, Relay for Life is one of my favorite charities. I’m so glad to be helping with Almost Perfect!

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

        Thanks for coming by Ally 🙂

        Jenna, you are so lucky your pub chose your book…it’s a huge compliment!

  8. Daryl Devore

    May 9, 2012 at 9:49 am

    saying onomatopoeia is good – being able to spell it is even better.

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 10:37 am

      And the meaning is fantastic and very writerly: its the word for words that sound like what they’re talking about: “the rustling of each purple curtain” “Rustling” is onomatopoeia. You just needed to know that, right? LOL Thanks for coming by, Daryl. 🙂

  9. chitsuen

    May 9, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Great review, ladies. And a such a wonderful cause, Jenna. 🙂

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

      Thank you, Melissa. I appreciate your support. 🙂

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

        Thanks for coming by Melissa 🙂

  10. Patricia Green

    May 9, 2012 at 10:46 am

    That was a great interview. As it happens, onomatopoeia is a favorite word of mine, too. I had it as a surname in a virtual reality game I played for a while. No one could spell it, but that made it more precious. LOL Almost Perfect is more than almost, it IS perfect. I loved it!

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

      I love that you had onomatopoeia as your name, Patricia. How cool is that! 🙂 And thanks for the kind words–so glad you liked my book! 🙂

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

        Love your reality surname Patricia…way to fun!

  11. Jerri Drennen

    May 9, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Loved the interview ladies! This book sounds fabulous!

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you, Jerri! I hope you get a chance to read it. 🙂

  12. Sharon Cullen

    May 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Love that first line! Already I want to read the rest of it.

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      She’s the birthday girl, getting ready for a hot date. Could anything go so wrong? LOL Thanks, Sharon. I hope you enjoy it!

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        I loved that first line too Sharon…definitely makes you want to continue reading. Thanks for dropping in!

  13. D'Ann Lindun

    May 9, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Great interview! I love your fave word, but I can’t say it.

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      It’s a mouthful, that’s for sure. LOL But way cool. Thank you, D’Ann for stopping by. 🙂

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

        Hi D’Ann..glad you could make it and I hope you’re feeling better 🙂

  14. Jennifer Lowery

    May 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    This is definitely the book to read! Won’t be missing this one! Jenna’s books are awesome!

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer! You are definitely one of my best cheerleadrs! You rock!

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

        You have that right Jenna…Jennifer is an awesome author support!

  15. Sheri Fredricks

    May 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I couldn’t say the words mentioned above, let alone spell them! Best wishes on many sales to benefit your charity.

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you, Sheri! They are a mouthful, aren’t they? LOL

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        Hi Sheri, thank you for coming by 🙂

  16. Brenda

    May 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    What an awesome interview–fantastic questions and answers.
    LOL, I love both of your words. Mine is crap, lol. That would covers sooooo much.
    My least favorite word is moist.

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Love your fave word, Brenda. A good choice and so useful! Hadn’t though about least favorite. Hmmm, maybe ulcer. LOL Thanks so much for coming by!

      • ChristineWarner

        May 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        LOL…I’ll have to think of some least fav words too…I think I might have a few. Glad you came by Brenda 🙂

  17. Cera duBois

    May 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Awesome interview, ladies!!

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you, Cera! It was fun too! 🙂

  18. ChristineWarner

    May 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you everyone for coming by! AND A HUGE THANKS to Jenna for chatting with me today and answering all my questions. Happy sales to you!

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you for having me, Christine! I had a marvelous time chatting with everyone and fun with the interview. You’re a great blog host!

  19. sarahballance

    May 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Jenna, I find more in common with you all the time! I took Russian, too! And writing around the kids … argh! I’ll be up late tonight. *grins* Great interview, ladies!

    • Jenna Jaxon

      May 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      How crazy is that! I hope you remember more than I do. LOL Burn that midnight oil, girl! Thanks for coming by. 🙂

  20. ellaquinnauthor

    May 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Great interview. I love learning more things about authors.


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