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Jennifer Jakes pens sensual and seductive historical romances that will sweep you back in time. She's here to tell us about her new release, Twice in a Lifetime. Come aboard mateys. Ther'd be pirates.
***Pirate booty: One lucky winner will receive an e-book copy of TWICE in a LIFETIME. Drawing will take place on Sat Jan. 14th. at 12:00 pm PST. Read on and find out how to enter.
Karen: Let's start by telling the readers a little about yourself.
Jennifer: After trying several careers—everything from a beautician to a dump truck driver—I finally returned to my first love, writing. Maybe it was all those Clint Eastwood movies I watched growing up, but in my opinion there is no better read than a steamy western historical.
Married to my very own hero, I live on fifteen acres along with two beautiful daughters, three spoiled cats, three hyper dogs and one fat rabbit.
During the summer I do Civil War re-enacting and have found it a great research tool, not to mention I have continued appreciation for my microwave and hot water heater.
Karen: Your new release is Twice in a Lifetime. What inspired you to write the tale?
Jennifer: It was just one of those ideas that wouldn’t go away! J I had the thought of a modern, kick-butt woman dumped onto a pirate ship. So I had to figure out who she was and why she was there.
Karen: Why did you decide to self-publish this tale? Who created your lovely book cover? It’s stunning.
Jennifer: I think in this ever changing publishing world, it’s smart to explore all avenues. A novella seemed the perfect way to try self-publishing.
And Kim Killion of HOT DAMN Designs did my cover. I am so happy with how it turned out.
Karen: Isabella Douglas is the heroine of the story. What is she like? How did she end up in 1768 and aboard a Caribbean pirate ship?
Jennifer: Izzy is a woman who acts tough as nails on the outside – she is a stuntwoman – but is scared of being hurt again on the inside. As the story opens, Izzy is opening her divorce papers and agonizing over the decision of whether to sign them. Did I mention it’s her birthday? Anyway, a wish to have her “old Ian back” goes awry and she finds herself in 1768 aboard a ship captained by her husband.
Karen I really enjoy historical time travels and this story has definitely caught my attention.
The hero of the story is Captain Ian Douglas. Tell the readers about him. What is he like? What is his first impression of Isabella?
Jennifer: He is someone who never, ever gives up on those he loves. Trouble is, he doesn’t remember Izzy and thinks she is an insane woman claiming to be his wife.
Karen: What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Jennifer: I think crafting the story and once I’m finished, seeing what I’d imagined, played out on paper ( or screen).
Karen: What are your current projects and works in progress?
Jennifer: I’m working on a novel set in 1898 Alaska during the gold rush, titled ALASKAN HEAT.
Karen: What genre inspires your writing?
Jennifer: Historical all the way. And for the most part, western historical. But a girl needs a pirate every once in awhile. LOL
Karen: Tell the readers where they can find you:
Jennifer: My website is http://www.jenniferjakes.com
My blog is http://authorjenniferjakes.blogspot.com and I have man candy every Monday.
I’m on FaceBook and GoodReads as Jennifer Jakes and on Twitter as @erotichistory
Karen: Now for the contest. Answer Jennifer's question and be entered to win an e-book copy of TWICE in a LIFETIME. Don't forget to leave your email so we may contact you if you should win.
****Jennifer: Contest question: Are you a bigger fans of pirate romance or cowboy romance?
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Karen: Jennifer, Thank you so much for coming by and sharing your new release with us. I wish you the best success!