Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mischievous Matchmaker series-Cupid's Choice by Jayne Kingston

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 10/15 thru 10/25
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Cupid’s Choice- Book 2



Bree knows she’s next on her friend Petra’s list of so-called accidental setups, but when Cooper washes up on her doorstep during a vicious thunderstorm, he’s the last man she is expecting. Despite her long-standing grudge against the hunky doctor, she can’t deny the sight of him soaked to the skin and looking sexy as hell is making it hard for her to turn him away.

Mother Nature forces them to seek shelter from the storm together. With her most debilitating fear exposed, Bree finds herself in Cooper’s arms, setting off a moving chain of events that ignites white-hot passion more all-consuming than either of them has known. A passion that is fragile due to the secret hiding in their history.


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Interview with Jayne Kingston: 
  • Are you a plotter or a pantser, or a hybrid?
I definitely started as a panster when I got serious about writing years ago, but I find the more I write, the more I’m evolving into a plotter. Especially now that I’m writing series. I still write myself into a corner I have absolutely no idea how to get out of from time to time. And I frequently have to go back and re-plot huge sections of a story once I get a ‘better’ idea. Those are fun times. *shakes head*
  • In your opinion, what makes a great hero?
In any type of story and in any type of situation, I want my heroes to react with integrity when they’re challenged to do the right thing. Even if he starts out as the most self-centered, self-serving creep on the planet, I want it to be their first gut reaction to be to step up and run into the face of danger. Bold fearlessness goes a long way with me.
  • Do you prefer strong women for heroines, or the ‘damsel in distress’ type?
You know, my first reaction to this question was “Ugh. Damsels.” And then I stopped to think about my stories and realize I write them quite a bit. I got a kick out of writing Bree in Cupid’s Choicebecause she’s sort of a reluctant damsel. She’s extremely independent for the most part—until she finds herself in a situation where she needs to be rescued, that is. And it was too much fun that she wasn’t especially thrilled about the hero on hand at the time.
  • What book are you currently reading?
I just started the Love Undercover series by Lori Foster and I’m wondering why this is the first time I’ve read her. The books are lots of fun, and her heroes are super alpha-sexy!
I’m also diving into The Shining again to get in the mood for Halloween. I’m gonna go ahead and date myself by telling you it’s been twenty-seven years since I first read this book. The topiary scene made me put all my stuffed animals away. I couldn’t sleep for fear I would wake up and find they’d moved around during the night. (I was sixteen. It might have been time to put them away anyway.)

    • Do you have anything in common with your characters?
    I sneak a little something of myself into my characters here and there. I’m sure most writers do. Slipping in a belief here or a principle there not only adds another facet to the character, but it helps me, the writer, connect with them in a personal way. Especially if one of my characters has a vastly different personality from mine, which most of them do.
    Having superficial things in common with them helps as well. Rachel from Key Party used to be a massage therapist on a cruise ship—when I was a massage therapist years ago I toyed with the idea of working on a cruise ship once my kids were grown and out of the house. ALL of my characters drink coffee—I can’t live without the stuff.
    • What item, or items, is absolutely necessary to your writing mojo?
    I have a drawing of a hand with a finger pointing—think Uncle Sam and “I want YOU!”—that’s pinned to the corkboard above my desk. One of the writers in my Saturday morning group always points her finger at all of us when it’s time to stop chatting and start working. That drawing reminds me to get my butt in my chair and write, no excuses.

    I also have a framed quote from Dita Von Teese that says “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches”that helps me keep things in perspective.
    Short Questions:
    Pedicure or massage?
    Massage. I love the idea of a pedicure, but my feet are really, really ticklish.
    Paper or plastic?
    I’m a dork who takes my own reusable bags into the store with me. But if I forget them it’s plastic. I reuse them when I have to scoop the stinky cat box.
    Cats or dogs?

    Both, but right now mine is just a two cat household. My older cat Ziggy fancies himself a canine killing machine, so it will be a while before I can have a dog.


    When Jayne Kingston was growing up she spent many hours daydreaming about a time when she could flee the too-small town in Ohio where she grew up and run laughing for the sunny West Coast. Of course she stuck around and raised her family in that small town instead, and doesn’t regret it for a moment. Now she spends her days dreaming about the delicious fun two people can have while falling in love.

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    1 comment:

    1. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!