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What to Read Wednesday

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: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?cPath=75_105&products_id=416&osCsid=68ti48u914jdkbaebhb4bh54j2

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Almost-Perfect-Night-Series-ebook/dp/B006JE4WS2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1335581630&sr=8-4

Barnes & Noble:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/almost-perfect-jenna-jaxon/1107903481?ean=2940032911098

All Romance E-Books:http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-almostperfect-653805-149.html

Author Links:

Blog:  http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

FB:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenna-Jaxon/146857578723570

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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