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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Writer's Wednesday....Jennifer Jakes

Today, I like to welcome my good friend and fellow Ass Cheek Angel blogger, Jennifer Jakes, to the blog.  I'm so excited that she is joining us and sharing her latest release, 'Twice In A Lifetime'.  You can learn about Jennifer and her books by visiting her website:


'Twice In A Lifetime' Excerpt:

     Her fingers threaded in his thick hair as she traced his mouth with the tip of her tongue. “Kiss me.”

     He hesitated, then groaned and covered her lips in a breath stealing kiss. Hot, wet, silky. Her nipples hardened, ached for his touch, the tug of his fingers, the pull of his mouth.

     “Touch me.” She pressed a kiss to his throat, then licked his collarbone. “I need your hands on me.”

     He grunted and slid his hands down her back. Rough palms gripped her cheeks, grinding her against his  erection. His gaze burned through her as he moved his thigh between her legs.

     “Yes. Please.” She tilted her hips, rubbing, needing release more than air. “Oh, God, yes.” Desire roared through her, the ache building. Building. The orgasm so. . .damned. . .close.

     A sharp knock sounded at the door. “Captain? The men are ready to go ashore.”

     Ian pulled back and swallowed hard, his expression hungry, his heart thumping against her breast.


     “Yes. Yes, I’ll be right there.” His heavy lidded gaze skimmed her body. Possessive. Aroused. Regretful as he set her aside.

     Her mind crawled to process what was happening while her body was doused with disappointment. "You’re still going?”

     He raked through his hair, then nodded. “We need provisions before sailing for Jamaica. I’ll only be a few hours.” He stepped to the door, but turned and pinned her with a hard stare. “But when I return . . .”

     “Yes?” Her heart thumped in anticipation of some explicit description of what he would do to her. Oh, but his tongue was naughty in all the right ways.

      “. . . I expect an explanation.”

     Izzy drooped against the door, her thoughts racing even though her legs collapsed. This was going to be the shortest second chance in history.

Links to purchase Jennifer's 'Twice In A Lifetime':

Amazon - http://tinyurl.com/7gvanj6

Smashwords - http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/108621

ME: Jennifer, you have been one busy lady these days but please tell us a little bit about your private side.  So, what music are you listening to lately?

Jennifer:  It depends on what I'm writing. I always listen to something that "feels" like what I'm writing. For TWICE IN A LIFETIME I listened to The Eli Young Band/Crazy Girl.  When I was writing RAFE'S REDEMPTION I listened to George Strait/Cowboys Like Us.  If I just want a pick-me-up (to get those muscles un-kinked from hunching over writing) I like Evacuate The Dance Floor or Tic-Toc or I Wanna Go. Those make me get up off the couch and dance around my living room!

Me: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Jennifer:  I believe in Lust at first sight with the possibility of it growing into Love :)

Me:  If you could time travel would you go forward or backward?

Jennifer:  Definitely backward.

Me:  What is your favorite dessert/food?

Jennifer:  Favorite food is Mexican - either Fajitas or Arroz con Pollo. Favorite dessert is Cheesecake.

Me:  Tell us a little about your WIP.

Jennifer:  Here's the Blurb:

Be Careful What You Wish For. . .

No-nonsense stuntwoman Isabella Douglas will do anything to stop an unwanted divorce and reclaim the happy life she had, even allow her old friend to concoct a magical spell to turn back time. But when the spell goes awry, Izzy finds herself trapped aboard a 1768 Caribbean pirate ship with a captain who’s a dead ringer for her sexy as sin husband, Ian. Convinced he’s playing a cruel joke, she’s furious – until she realizes he doesn’t know her or believe they’re married.

Captain Ian Douglas does not have time to deal with an insane woman who claims to be his wife; he has to save his kidnapped sister. But as Izzy haunts his dreams and fills him with erotic memories he can’t explain, he’s forced to admit he feels more than lust.

Trapped in a vicious cycle of past mirroring present, Izzy knows they only have days to find Ian’s sister and prevent disaster from striking a second time. If she doesn’t, their marriage will be destroyed again – along with the man she loves.

Me:  Ohhhh, I love it, Jenn!  Sounds like one spicy read.  Look forward to reading it when it comes out too. Ah-hem...okay now where was I?  Oh yeah, so what is your favorite romance movie?

Jennifer:  Oh, gosh. Can I list more than one?  I love -- Wedding Date; Kate and Leopold; Romancing the Bride; Sweet Home Alabama; Leap Year; The Proposal

Me:  What is your favorite writing conference to attend?

Jennifer:  I love the Lori Foster Reader/Writer Event. It's small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed. It's a great place to connect with everyone.

Me:  What is your favorite time of year?

Jennifer:  Fall

Me:  Tropical or European vacation?

Jennifer:  Tropical

Me:   With so many movies and books out today with their own spins on childhood stories, I was wondering if there is a particular fable/tale you would love to write your own version or spin on it?

Jennifer:  Oh, yes. And I'm writing it!  It's a twist of Red Riding Hood, done in erotic, old west style.

Me:  Oh, I so can't wait to read your version!  I definitely want to have you back on the blog when that book is available to the public. 

Thank you again, Jennifer, for coming by today!  I so look forward to having you on again. 


  1. Thanks so much for having me here today, JD! :)

  2. I want to add The Holiday and The Lake House to favorite romantic movies!!

  3. Love that cover! And the excerpt sold me. It's on my e-reader. Now if I can just find some reading time. Pride and Prejudice, While You Were Sleeping, and P.S. I love, need to go on the list too.

  4. I just finished TWICE IN A LIFETIME, and I'm going to write a review for it very soon! It was an awesome short read...thanks for that spicy little story Jenn!


  5. Hi Patricia-
    Yes, those are good too!
    Thanks for stopping by:)

  6. Hi Mac-
    Oh, yay! Hope you enjoy Ian and Izzy's story:)
    Let me know!
    Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Hi Trish -
    Oh, thank you so much! I appreciate it.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Thank you for stopping by everyone and a big thank you to you, Jennifer! You're a doll! I know you'll continue to have great success in all your writing endeavors.

    JD :)