It’s time for another round of Meet the Author. Today I welcome Jennifer M. Eaton to the hot seat so she can introduce her newly released story, Jack and Jill, Volume I.
Let’s turn up the heat a little, shall we? 😉 If you met a yummy man who had a time machine, where would you ask him to take you, and when?
Oh! So many scrumptious choices! Let’s see… He’s yummy right? Well, there’s nothing sexier than a guy in armor jousting, so lets go back to Medieval England. Yeah, a big flowing dress for me, and a knight in not-so-shiny armor. Sounds like a date to me!
I’m a medieval girl, too, when the men were mostly devilish brutes. *swoon* What’s your favorite paragraph from Jack and Jill? No spoilers now, just a nice, slow tease if you please.
This is the paragraph that immediately came to mind. It might lose a little without the lead in, but these are the woes of a secret office romance…
He leaned back down to my computer and moved the mouse. The cursor swept across my screen, pointing at nothing. “Do you realize how long it’s been since I kissed you?”
“Before Christmas, you’d never kissed me.”
He kept his eyes on my monitor and brushed his smooth cheek against mine. A sweet musky scent embraced my senses as the heat of his touch raged through me with the speed of a chariot. “What a waste of six years.” He stood and walked toward my cubicle doorway. “Thanks. I’ll go get those reports.” He winked and slipped into the hall, leaving me trembling in the wake of his Jack-ness.
Ooo, I’m all tingly. Nice scene setup. Do you have any odd rituals when you write, like stand on your head to get the blood flowing or turn around three times before you sit at your desk? Not that I do that, just saying.
Ha! I totally bet you do… I hope you keep those drapes drawn at all times. I have caught myself “turning into” a character and talking “to the right” then I turn into the other character and “talk to the left” It helps me to get a feel of the conversation if I’m part of it. 🙂
I have no curtains 😉 and I can honestly say I’ve never thought of acting out my scenes. *nods* That could be interesting. Where did your hero come from? Someone you know? Dreams of the *ahem* daytime persuasion? What makes him tick? Inquiring minds would like to know.
Tee Hee. Everyone needs a little daytime persuasion, right? I must admit, the guys in my stories are hunky from MY PERSPECTIVE, but I have very particular tastes, which don’t match what’s on the covers of Romance Novels. The funny thing is, I married a cute, plump guy who just lost 60 pounds or so, and is coming close to looking like one of these cover-guys. I’m not complaining.
Right on! Good for him. Mine recently lost a great deal too. What scared you most as a child? Has it changed as an adult?
As a child I was scared to death of things that went bump in the night. There was an old movie called “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” that kept me up and terrified for over a year. I recently got a copy of it for my husband, but I have not had the guts to watch it yet myself, even though the dark doesn’t bother me anymore.
I’ve never seen it, but now I have to. With all of the lights on and long before I have to go to bed, of course. 🙂 Are there any other fantastic novels waiting to burst free from your imagination in the future?
Oh Yes! Always a ton on the Horizon. Jack and Jill Volume One is (you guessed it) volume one of a series. I’ll be telling their story through the first year concentrating on events that happen during holidays. Great fun. I also have a Paranormal Romance called Une Variante that I am currently shopping at publishers. I should have my first Young Adult novel, Fire in the Woods completed in the next few months. That’s my current baby. It’s a roller coaster chase through the woods while dodging explosions kind of novel. Tons of fun!
Wow, you’re a busy girl! Good luck with your submissions. Speaking of that nerve-wracking task, tell us about your road to publication. Was it short and sweet? Long and winding with many bumps?
I was lucky enough to pay my dues before actually getting to the point of being slapped by publishers. I did a deep dive into the beta world and learned everything I could from anyone willing to teach me. It took several years. I also shelved the first novel I wrote after a twenty year hiatus, and started fresh with my new wealth of information. Because of this, I think I was a little more honed than some. My first two submissions to publishers (for anthologies) were accepted. Jack and Jill Volume One is my third publication. I’m far from perfect, though. I’m still learning every day.
You’re far more patient than I am. 🙂 Do you have any phobias, like run-screaming-at-the-mere-mention-of-it, fears?
This is going to sound weird, but I have a fear of places I’ve never been to before. I can go into a new store, or restaurant, but usually not alone. Lately I’ve had to force myself into situations like these for book-signing and the such, so I am getting better, but it still makes me uncomfortable.
That almost sounds like something akin to agoraphobia, but for places instead of people. I have a bit of that myself, so I sympathize. Thanks for letting us get to know you a little better!
Jennifer Eaton lives on the East Coast USA with her husband, three boys, and a pepped up poodle. She hosts an interactive website www.jennifermeaton.com aimed at making all writers the best they can be.
Her Contemporary Sweet Romance, Jack and Jill Volume One is currently available in both print and ebook. The Dystopian novelette “Last Winter Red” is available as part of the “Make Believe” Anthology. Jennifer M. Eaton’s Christmas Romance “Connect the Dots” is available as part of the “For the Love of Christmas” Anthology. Each title is available from Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com and Smashwords.
And now for the pretty!
Back of the Book
Jack and Jill Volume One: Jill stumbles back into the dating world after twelve years of motherhood. But things have changed a lot since the last time she dated. Jack and Jill stories follow the challenges of a woman holding on to traditional values in a world that has evolved without her. Now that she has found the man of her dreams, will Jill be able to hold on to him without compromising what she believes in?
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