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Draw the Line by Kim Carmichael

The performance artist and con artist come together for the ultimate marriage of convenience.

draw-the-line_coverPerformance Artist, Argyle Brink, lives his life as one big art exhibit. No matter if he is hatching from a gilded egg to show his emergence as a new persona, or donning a suit of mirrors to reflect reality back to his audience, he never misses an opportunity to take a chance and stand by his convictions. Only one thing has eluded him…fame.

In order to save her family’s estate, Malone Summersfield must never return to England. After conning an art critic into taking her across the pond as his fiancée, she thinks her life will be smooth sailing. However, when the man’s wife enters the picture, she realizes the con is all on her, and she needs to get married now. When the strange, yet handsome, performance artist offers to marry her for the price of co-starring in his reality show, she figures she’ll give it a go and become a living art piece.

The show takes on a life of its own, gaining ratings from the sparks between the two stars. Airing everything from their dirty laundry, to public sex in an abandoned zoo, and even living off the grid in a micro house, nothing is off limits. However, when the INS decides to investigate their marriage further, and Argyle uses their predicament to broaden his art, Malone wonders if she will ever come first in his life.

With their marriage, their show, and her citizenship at stake, the two must decide if the ultimate truth lies in the art or in their love.

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Such a fun and quirky book! It took me a little bit to figure out what the heck was going on at first, but once you get into the book the true adventure begins.

Malone finds herself in quite the predicament. She came to the US on a fiancée Visa and all of sudden her fiancee is gone. So in steps Argyle Brinks ready to save the day. Within minutes Malone finds herself in front of a judge, in front a camera and married to this crazy man who decides the two of them need each other.

Argyle Brinks believes in extremes – in his art, in life and in love. This story is about finding love in the most unexpected places. A marriage of convenience soon turns into a big love but it’s threatened in many ways.

This is such a unique and fun story. Like nothing else out there. You will fall for Argyle big. He is quirky, out there, fun, alpha and sexy.

Make sure to pick up this book!

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“Does everyone want a bagel?” While Judy was trying to not pay attention to the cameras, she spoke with an over exaggerated tone and nodded.

“Yes, that is why we are sitting here. Get to it.” Sam lifted his fork and pointed at his wife.

Malone noticed no one touched the huge pile of fresh bagels. Though her stomach rumbled, she waited.

Bubbie stacked all the plates in front of her. She cut a bagel, put the cream cheese on it and then passed the dish to Judy.

Judy then unwrapped some brown paper holding a smoked fish. She peeled back the skin and proceeded to stick her fingers in the fish, squeezing each piece before placing it on the bagel.

Once the bagel was layered with the fish, she handed the plate to her husband. “Here it’s all squeezed.”

“It’s only good after it’s been squeezed.” Sam lifted his bagel half. “L’chaim.”

Judy then proceeded to do the same with Argyle’s bagel.

Malone could only stare at the scene before her. Not only did Argyle not complain, he bit into the bagel as if it were some great delicacy. Well, she made a lousy wife—she never squeezed any of Argyle’s food before he ate it. Maybe she needed to pre chew it as well.

Judy went to plate three and began her bizarre ritual of squeezing the fish. “Ah ha!” She held up the thinnest of bones. “Look, this is why I have to squeeze the fish.”

Everyone around the table grunted or nodded.

“This could get stuck in your throat, God forbid.” The fact the woman found a bone caused her to really put effort into the last few squeezes before handing Malone her plate.

They all echoed the God forbid.

Malone looked down at her bagel and over at her husband. The irritation of having his art interrupted seemed quelled by a bagel with squeezed fish. She only wished her mother could witness what just transpired. The woman would probably faint or drop dead, no God forbid required. Well, for better or worse or for squeezed fish, she was one of them and she took a bite. Smokey deliciousness coupled with the creamy cheese all delivered on a perfectly chewy bagel filled her mouth. Unsure if the taste sensation was due to the fish squeezing or not, all she knew was she would never take the chance to have fish that wasn’t squeezed. Maybe it made the flavors meld together or something.

Before she had the chance to finish her bagel, another half was put on her plate as well as a scoop of fruit. She supposed that made it healthy. In a show of solidarity, she lifted her bagel. “Long live squeezed fish.”

Judy and Bubbie both beamed at her.

“So tell me about the graphics for the hospital newsletter.” Sam polished off a second bagel. “I have to get it on press.”

“Must we talk about this right now?” Argyle shoved nearly a quarter of a bagel in his mouth.

“You said to act normal. This is my normal question.” Sam shrugged.

Before she had the chance to shoot Argyle a look, show Sam the pictures she drew for the piece, or even say a word, another knock came at the door.

Her body trained, she tensed at the sound.

“In a day of everything being electronic,” Argyle said in his performance voice, “it is refreshing to see a human touch now and again.” Argyle pushed back from the table and went to the door.

“Registered letter for Malone Summersfield Brink.” An official voice interrupted her squeezed fish and her heart seized.

Sam threw down his napkin and twisted around in his chair. “Shouldn’t she be Malone Feinstein?”

The cameras turned toward the door.

Argyle signed for the letter and shut the door and held the letter up. “Mother, you asked about cameras before?”

On automatic and with her body heating, she stood. What did a registered letter mean? The good news was with a letter she would have time to react, plan properly.

“Here’s proof that everyone, everything, every action is under scrutiny.” Argyle held his hand out to Malone.

She reached for her one lifeline. “What is it?”

With his normal drama, he managed to open the letter and give it a quick scan. Before she even had a chance to blink, he crumpled the page in his hand. “The Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services needs Malone and I to file more forms.”

At the mention of the feared agency, her stomach tumbled. The squeezed fish threatened to reappear in a not fit for film moment.

“Forms.” Argyle dragged her over to the scale. “Applications, signatures. The world has this need to make things official. My wife and I got married, we have a license, and we will not be part of further red tape meant to complicate something so very simple.”

What did the INS want? What form? What happened if they didn’t fill it out? What happened if they did?

“Balance!” He tossed the letter on the scale and slammed one of his weights on top of it. The dish slammed to the floor. “There has to be balance, and my wife and I are going to get that balance.”

Once more he lifted the letter, now crumpled mess, and tore it into a ton of little pieces. “We will remain balanced in our marriage because we are together.” He took her hand, led her to the window and tossed the pieces out. “Balance. That is art.”

Malone watched the pieces float away. She prayed her husband didn’t just risk everything for the sake of his art. Balance was one thing, but they were anything but balanced.

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Q: Describe yourself in five words or less.

Crazy, quirky, anxious, creative, loyal.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your book?

It is my twist on the marriage of convenience trope.  I love marriage of convenience as it gets the characters together quickly.

Q: How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

Argyle was a secondary character in On The Dotted Line and I loved him so he got a story.

Q: What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

His family was my pride and joy I loved them.

Q: What gave you the most trouble with this story?

Malone’s back story, I had to make sure it made sense.

Q: If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Opportunities by the Pet Shop Boys

Q: Name one thing you won’t leave home without.

My cell phone.

Q: Name three things on your desk right now.

A salt lamp, a pair of Chanel sunglasses and my coffee cup.

Q: If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?

Whoever is married to Josh Holliway.  I guess Mrs. Holliway.

Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

Play with my fur baby and shop.

Q: A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less.

The performance artist and con artist in the ultimate marriage of convenience.

Q: What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?

Ones where a bunch of chaos happens and its all ridiculous.

Q: What are you favorite types of stories to read?

Though I write contemporary romance I love historical romance because its totally different than what I write.

Q: What do you like best about being a writer? What is the most challenging part?

I love creating my own worlds and getting to share my characters lives.

Rejection is the hardest part.

Q: What do you do when you are not writing?

Think about writing.

Q: Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

This book, Argyle’s family is inspired by my family a little bit.

Q: Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?

I love to work with Hollywood and pop culture.

Q: Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?

Never give up even if you think all is lost.

Q: Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Thank you so much for everything, I promise to always try to give you the story you are hoping for!

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Kim Carmichael began writing twelve years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.


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Southern Desire by Kaylee Ryan

 

After experiencing heartache and loss, Whitney decides it’s time to move on and leave the past behind, while keeping the pain with her. Finding her way to Kentucky to be with family, she’s finally settling and feeling some happiness. She meets Aaron and he’s slowly showing her how to live again. But, what Aaron doesn’t know, is the deep secret she’s keeping from him.

Aaron doesn’t believe in spending time with women he doesn’t see a future with. Love, to him was black and white, until found her way into his life.

She’s his one and he’s her strength.

The overshadowing secret plaguing Whitney’s mind drivers her away, leaving Aaron and everyone she met behind.

Will Aaron find his way to Whitney again?

Or was their love something that most people desired and never found?

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Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she
doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you
can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of
music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life
happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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Fake Fiancée by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Fake Fiancée is a new standalone romance from Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills releasing February 6th!

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A new standalone romance from Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills…

They say nothing compares to your first kiss,

But our first kiss was orchestrated for an audience.

Our second kiss…that one was REAL.

He cradled my face like he was terrified he’d f*ck it up.

He stared into my eyes until the air buzzed.

Soft and slow, full of sighs and little laughs,

He inhaled me like I was the finest Belgian chocolate,

And he’d never get another piece.

A nip of his teeth, his hand at my waist…

And I was lost.

I forgot he was paying me to be his fake fiancée.

I forgot we weren’t REAL.

Our kiss was pure magic, and before you laugh and say those kinds of kisses don’t exist…

Then you’ve never touched lips with Max Kent, the hottest quarterback in college history.

Get ready for breathtaking kisses and dreamy football players…

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Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She’s addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she’s a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education. When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.

She loves to hear from readers and fellow authors.

Email her at ilsamaddenmills@gmail.com.

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Royally Bad by Nora Flite

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Royally Bad
by Nora Flite

Publication Date: April 1st, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Royally Bad, a sexy new standalonefrom Nora Flite is coming April 1st!!!

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Getting close to an arrogant bad boy like him is dangerous. Too bad it’s her only choice.

Kain Badd looks great on paper: rich, handsome, and he’s even a prince. But after spending a few minutes together, Sammy sees the real him—arrogant, possessive, and too hot for his own good. If she hadn’t agreed to help plan his sister’s wedding, she could have avoided him. Instead, she’s waking up in his bed after an unforgettable night she definitely wants to forget. But he won’t let her.

When Sammy thinks her life can’t get any crazier, the wedding is raided by the police, and she spends her first-ever night in jail. The irresistible Kain isn’t just bad in name—his family is connected to a dangerous underworld. Now she’s mixed up in a power struggle between his family’s empire and their rivals. She has no choice but to put herself back in this filthy prince’s extremely capable hands.

Sammy must trust Kain to keep her safe. She’s just not sure she can trust herself to resist temptation.

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A USA Today Bestselling Author, Nora Flite lives in SoCal where the weather is warm and she doesn’t have to shovel snow–something she never grew to love in her tiny home-state of Rhode Island.

All of her romances involve passionate, filthy, and slightly obsessive heroes–because those are clearly the best kind! She’s always been a writer, and you’ll probably have to pry her keyboard/pen/magical future writing device out of her cold, dead fingers before she’ll stop.

She loves when people say hello! If you see her in the wild, walk up and start chatting.

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Sexual Encounter by LK Collins

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I’m not supposed to want Natalie Valero, not the way my body does, in every consumable way possible. But from the moment I laid eyes on her, I craved her like never before.

As I sit across the table from her, listening to all the disrespectful things her husband—my client—is saying to her, I can’t help wanting to protect her.
It makes me want to wipe her tears away.
To show her how a real man speaks.
The only way I’d ever make her cry is begging me for more.
But it’ll never happen.
Natalie is off limits to me; a line any lawyer knows you don’t cross.

But fuck does my cock want to.

Maybe just once—maybe…

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From International Bestselling Author, LK Collins, comes Sexual Encounter a quick and dirty, over the top, insta-love read. Jett and Natalie will have you on the edge of your seat, waiting in anticipation for what’s next, and trust me, you’ll want to find out what happens ‘cause it’s oh-so-naughty.

LK Collins is the naughty alter ego for the husband-and-wife duo behind multiple bestselling and international bestselling novels. This real-life couple is downright dirty in the bedroom, which bleeds through the pages of their steaming hot stories. While LK writes the books, Mr. Collins, the tattooed god himself, is the mastermind behind so much of the page-turning sexiness.

If you are looking for a scorching read with chemistry so intense it jumps off the pages, then an LK novel is for you. From standalones to series, their stories will have you blushing and panting, ready to reread them the moment you’ve finished. The heroes are alpha, demanding, filthy-talking men that will do anything for their girl…or to get them.

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Blackbird by Molly McAdams

blackbird-tb-bannerGenre: Romantic Suspense Releasing February 28th, 2017

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“A chilling story of love, survival, forgiveness, and redemption. This is Molly McAdams best work to date. A must read.” – USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca Shea

From New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams comes a powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.

I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life.

Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.

Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.

On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear.

But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he’s finally found the only person who can make it all go away.

We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night—and I want to lie in the wake of our war.

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Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

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Talking Dirty by Jennifer Seasons

It’s not like they’re baring their hearts. Right?

 

talking-dirty_coverJake Stone has always been an outsider, even in his hometown. As the misfit son of the town drunk and a descendant of Fortune’s mysterious founders, he’s spent his whole life not living up to expectations. So when Apple Woodman comes poking her pert little nose around his business, trying to sniff out juicy bits for a book she’s writing on the town’s history, he decides he’s had enough. He’ll give her the answers, at a price: one piece of clothing for every question. If the town’s good girl librarian wants the dirt on this bad boy then she’s going to have to bare all to get it.

 Nothing is going to stop Apple from achieving her dream of being a published author, not even surly Jake Stone. She’s got a hefty advance to make good on and a looming deadline, and the last bit of crucial  information she needs is being held hostage by the infuriating man. But Apple believes in equality between the sexes and she’s not going to be the only one playing along—he’s going to have to take it all off too. They’re only clothes; it’s not like they’re baring their hearts. Right?

 

 
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Jake and Apple have known each other since they were three years old. And over the years there has been a love-hate relationship brewing. Now years later Apple finds that Jake holds the key to making her dreams come true but the man is just as infuriating as he was as a teen. Why can’t he just tell her what she needs to know for her book and move on.

Jake has always had a thing for Apple and the older she gets the hard it is for him to resist. So when Apple comes to Jake needing information about his family history for a book she is writing, Jake decides to throw caution to the wind. He never thought she would take him up on his offer.

Years of walls start to crumble when the two find that their seems to be more love than hate under it all. Now if they can only keep the town gossips from going wild with their imagination and if Jake can still have Apple without telling her his family’s biggest secret of all.

I really liked Jake… the town’s golden bachelor, that ever girl in town wants a piece of and Apple the town librarian and daughter of the town hippie. These two are sweet yet steaming together and their banter from being life long frenimies is a lot of fun.

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Chapter One
“You know what your problem is?”

Apple Woodman smiled victoriously; glad she’d finally gotten close enough to Jake Stone for him to hear her from across the short stretch of sidewalk separating them in downtown Fortune, Colorado.  Shuffling the bag of produce she’d just purchased from the local Co-op, she settled the fabric straps on her shoulder and frowned at his broad, muscular back.  Not that she was noticing that it was muscular or anything.  “You’re not a nice person.”

    There, she’d finally said it.  That had been floating around inside her for weeks.

    Wow, she felt so much better.

    “That hurts my feelings.”  The man turned around and had the gall to say with a blatantly fake hurt-puppy expression on his handsome face.

    “You know, if it weren’t against everything I’ve been taught about how a person treated others, I’d kick you in the shins so hard right now.”  Annoyance flooded Apple.  Most of it was directed at the most aggravating male in the entire known universe.  The man had mad skills when it came to driving women crazy.

    She should know.  Jake Stone had been under her skin and scrambling her brains since before the last ice age.  Once, just once, she’d like to have all her mental faculties fully functioning in his presence long enough to tell him exactly what she’d thought of him since kindergarten.

    Or well, mostly everything.

    No way would she ever admit that another tiny little part of her was also currently annoyed at herself for considering him “handsome”.  She should be so over that about him by now.

    Turning her attention back to his tall, broad-shouldered form, Apple scrunched her nose against the sun and shaded her eyes with a hand just in time to see the unrighteous gleam in his eye as he taunted her. “I dare you to even try that, woman.  Here, I’ll hold a shin up for you to kick.”  He raised a jean-clad leg and waggled it slowly at her.  She could only scowl at him because she was stuck somewhere between flabbergasted and infuriated, instead of making some fabulously pithy comeback like she’d prefer.  Jake must have taken that as a sign of defeat because a low rumble of humor came from him and he smirked, dropping his leg back down.  “You couldn’t hurt a hornet if it stung you on your ass, sweetheart.”

    “You don’t know that.”  Apple instantly defended, frowning at him.  She conveniently ignored the fact that he’d called her “sweetheart” and the responding quiver that had darted through her lower abdomen.

    Sigh.

Back to the point: simply because they’d known each other since forever didn’t mean he actually knew her.  Not one single bit.   If there’d been a time that she might have wished differently, that time was long past.  Like, ancient as the Indus Valley past.

    There was only one thing she wanted from him now—and it was purely business.  One hundred percent.  So on the up-and-up platonic end of things that it was beyond vanilla.

    And the damned man wasn’t cooperating.  Hadn’t even budged.

    Which was ridiculous.  It was vanilla, for crissake.  Totally harmless.  Who would be afraid of harmless?

    Jake raked a hand through his hair recently cut hair and sighed, his brown eyes oddly dark and restless on her before they slid away.  “You’re wrong there, Apple.”  His gruff voice held an edge she didn’t understand any more than that look he’d just given her.

    “Nice haircut, by the way.”  She retorted because it was the only thing she could come up with.  Lame, but what else could she expect?  He had a way of reducing her to juvenile, brainless behavior.

    “You like it?”  He shot her a grin and winked, his eyes dancing with sudden humor.  Angsty one minute, amused the next.  She swore the man’s moods shifted faster than the Colorado weather.  “Thought it was time for a change.”

    Apple couldn’t help it.  She snorted.  Right out loud on Main Street with pedestrians strolling by.  “Hah! Since when do you do change?”  He might not know her as well as she once might have wished he did, but she for sure knew him.  He hated change. It was like a dirty word to him. Simply look at the women he dated.  They were all exactly the same—and had been since his first girlfriend, Scarlet Floozy from way back in junior high school (Not her actual name, sadly.).

    That thought had her frown deepening.  Why couldn’t he just do what she wanted so she could stop harassing him?  Stalking wasn’t her most flattering behavior.  But darn it, the blasted man had reduced her to it.

    Jake braced his long, heavily muscled legs apart and crossed his arms, his biceps flexing in a rather flattering, masculine way—she supposed.  She’d barely noticed.  Her eyes were firmly glued to where the ponytail he’d worn for the past twenty years had been.   Now his sun-bleached light brown hair was a lush, tousled mass that stopped just short of his collar.  She had to admit that it was a little shocking to see him with the short hair.  If she’d thought his features rugged before, the new haircut made them even more so.

    His brown eyes were locked on her, his expression unreadable.  “You’d be surprised by what I can do, Apple.  You’ve always underestimated me.”

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Describe yourself in five words or less.
My daughter just wrote an essay about me for school and used the words “kind-hearted, friendly, charming, calm and cheerful” to describe me.  I’d say that’s pretty accurate (and super sweet of her).
Can you tell us a little about your book?  
I would love to! TALKING DIRTY is a fabulous friends-to-lovers story about two people who’ve been driving each other crazy for forever.  Apple is a big-hearted, shy librarian who dreams of being a published author. There’s only one thing standing in the way of her making that dream come true: Jake Stone.  Fortune, Colorado’s bad boy pub owner who’s holding hostage the key information she needs to finish her book. To get him talking, she agrees to one seriously revealing arrangement.
It’s a story full of fun, heart, steamy sexy times—and big love.  You don’t want to miss it, trust me.What 5 things should readers know about you?
1. I will fight you—and fight dirty—for chocolate. MINE. Enough said.
2. I love baking.  It’s my happy place.  If I’m stressed, sad, restless, anxious, or having a bad day, baking up a batch of cookies or bread makes me feel enormously better.  It’s hard to stay glum while munching your way through a freshly made batch of blueberry muffins.
3. The hardest thing about being an author for me is that I’m an incredibly shy person—a true introvert.  Getting out there on social media and mixing it up takes a lot of energy. As such, my kids are more popular and social than I am.  Heh.   Have patience with me, all.
4. Every weekend when my husband takes the minivan to the store to buy groceries, I pack the garbage and drive the SUV to the dump.  How’s that for empowering gender role reversals? 
5. I can ride a horse, speak Spanish, dance the waltz, sing Latin requiems, paint like Matisse, build a wooden fence, rope a cow, run a backhoe tractor like a pro, and hold conferences with Rwandan officials without breaking a sweat.  But I can’t—and I mean I can’t—whistle. That skill is way beyond me.

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Ha! Boy, do I. You ready?  Here it is: Not everyone is going to get your work, or like it.  That’s okay. It really is! Diversity of thought is a good thing.  Don’t ever internalize criticism you receive as some measure of your self-worth or ability. It isn’t.  It just isn’t.  You created something.  From nothing, and your own imagination.  That’s freaking amazing!  So write the stories you want in your way, with characters who you can appreciate, and let the rest be.  Trust me, it’s easier this way–and you’ll keep your sanity. 😉

Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thank you so much for reading my stories! Because of you all, I get to do what I love—and that’s create stories filled with characters I truly adore.  It’s a wonderful thing to know you adore them too.

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JENNIFER SEASONS has been a lifelong writer and reader. She lives with her husband and four children in the mountains of rural New England. An enormous, yet lovable dog and the world’s coolest cat keeps them company. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family outdoors exploring her beautiful new home state, learning the joys of organic gardening-and if she’s lucky, relaxing in her hammock under the trees with a really good book. You can find her online at Facebook

 

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