Please help me welcome author S.L. Jennings to the blog 🙂 She’s agreed to let me interview her and I think you’ll enjoy getting to know more about her and her book TRYST!
Afterward, please click on the link to enter her giveaway 🙂
Let’s get started…
Tell us five fun facts about yourself.
-I’m a military brat, and have lived overseas in Germany for half my life.
-I used to sing professionally when I was a teenager.
-I’m the queen of odd jobs! I’ve had everything from a jewelry making business to a job selling newspaper subscriptions at grocery stores.
-I’m married to my high school sweetheart. We’ve been together since we were 16 and 17.
-I like to think of myself as a human canvas. I have 14 tattoos and currently have multi-colored peacock hair. I want to live in color.
Love it! You’re leading an interesting life 🙂 What’s your favorite part of the writing process?
-Writing with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. If I can believe it, I hope readers will too.
Great answer 🙂 I love choosing character names. Tell us how you came up with your character’s names in Tryst.
-I choose my characters names based on how they would sound if they were being announced on a loud speaker. They should intrigue the reader to want to learn more. Ransom Reed is a rockstar. Now imagine his name being announced just before he takes the stage, or presented by a VJ before a music video premier.
What makes your book stand out from others in the same genre?
-It’s totally based on one woman’s salacious fantasy, yet there is a lot of truth within those pages. It’s something that every married couple can relate to, and definitely something they can read and explore together.
What’s the one scene from Tryst that stands out in your mind as being your favorite to write?
-I really loved the interaction between Heidi and Justice Drake, who is from Taint, book one of the Sexual Education novels. I loved their banter, and it was great to show Justice’s growth since Taint. It also gave us a glimpse of Heidi’s softer side. As a top publicist, she tends to take herself much too seriously, and doesn’t allow herself to be vulnerable. She and Justice are cut from the same cloth, and there’s something about him that brings out her humanity. He’s the only one that can call her on her BS.
Why should we read Tryst?
I think it is a sexy, scorching hot read, yet it shows another side of a lot of marriages… stuff we’re not supposed to talk about. Stuff we may think about but aren’t brave enough to act on. Tryst is a glimpse into what happens when fantasy becomes reality. Many husbands and wives merely joke about their Hall Pass list. What would happen if they acted on it?
Care to share what you’re working on now?
I’m currently working on a funny, fresh story about a man who writes smutty romance under a female penname titled Ink and Lies. Problem is, he is the least romantic person on earth, and thinks relationships and monogamy are a sham. At least, that’s what he keeps trying to make himself believe to avoid falling in love with his best friend.
RANDOM FUN: FINISH THIS SENTENCE…
The first thing you’ll see when you walk in my front door is _dozens of stinky sneakers belonging to my stinky boys__.
My best accomplishment of 2015 is __completing and releasing Tryst with Avon Books__.
The last book I read was _The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar_____.
When it comes to peanut butter I prefer _that it’s encapsulated in a milk chocolate cup__.
I’m really not that interested in _growing up______.
My toothbrush is _____getting a good workout since I raided my kids’ Halloween candy stashes.
Heidi DuCane is a tough-as-nails publicist with a passion for success and her husband Tucker. While they’re polar opposites, what they do have in common is a fierce love and commitment to each other. But their relationship-in and out of the bedroom-will be put to the ultimate test.
Rock superstar Ransom Reed is every woman’s fantasy, including Heidi’s. When she meets Ransom, she shares a wild night with him where Heidi gets to play-and Tucker watches, and enjoys, the pleasure Ransom gives Heidi. Though Tucker was a willing participant, Heidi still can’t help reeling with guilt. There’s no doubt that she loves her husband. While Tucker is the perfect lover-generous, attentive and gentle-she needs much more. She needs the mind-blowing ecstasy Ransom offers.Tucker isn’t blind to the fact that Heidi has unconventional needs which he can’t satisfy. He loves his wife and will do anything to please her The night he watched her and Ransom was so scorching hot amnd Tucker can’t stop thinking about it. He decides he wants to join Ransom in pleasing Heidi. But as Tucker and Heidi soon realize, it’s not just the sex that is enticing. Heidi felt something within her awaken, and she felt so deliciously sated and loved by both men. Tucker felt it too, and he finds it impossible not to want that feeling again.
Ransom and Tucker satisfy a need within Heidi. And now that she’s had them, she can never go back to the way things were before.
“I dare you…to let me touch your wife.”
An audible gasp escapes my kiss-swollen lips and turn to Tucker, awaiting his wrath. He returns Ransom’s intent stare, his expression unreadable. Yet, the younger man doesn’t back down, cocking a challenging brow at Tuck’s silence. He remains unmovable, a master at the art of restraint from his years as a shrink. No doubt he’s had to answer some odd questions, but never any involving his wife.
“I don’t let Heidi do anything. She has her own mind…her own body.”
“So maybe I should be asking her.” A sinister smile on his lips, Ransom angles his focus on me. “Heidi, would you let me touch you?”
My first reaction is to say no—hell no. But Tucker quickly grasps my knee, capturing my attention.
“This is what you want,” he whispers. “He…is what you want. And I can accept that. This is your fantasy, baby. Let me help you make it come true.”
I search his face, waiting for him to break into laughter, but he’s completely serious. My husband is telling me to let another man put his hands on me—his wife. This isn’t right. This isn’t what married people are supposed to do. But even as that rational part of my brain lists all the reasons why I shouldn’t allow this to go any further, my body is already tingling with anticipation. My face and chest are flush. My nipples harden in exhilaration. And my mouth waters with the prospect of tasting Ransom’s skin.
Oh, God. I do want this. And now the decision is mine and mine alone.
“So?” Ransom asks, awaiting our fate.
Grab Tucker’s hand and get the fuck out of here. Go home and make love to him. Let that kind, good, gentle man be enough.
Once again, Ransom Reed steals the truth from my lips, forcing me to abandon all decency and sanity. Making me take the sanctity of my marriage and soil it with my own slick arousal.
In one single breath, I shatter ten years of devotion, trust and love. And although I know what I’m destroying by lighting this fire, I can’t do much more than stand back and watch it all go up in flames.