Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fools in Love Anthology... Author Introduction... Jessa Jacobs

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Coming to a Kindle near you! The “Fools in love” Anthology. Ten Stories by Ten amazing authors…. We'll  introduce you to them… one by one… so stay tuned for the next 11 days. We will have 5 author interviews, then it will be release day and five more interviews. You will get to know all kinds of things about these fantabulous authors.


We are so excited for you to meet them all, or for you to get to know them better if you are familiar with them already.


Here we go, starting with the very talented mastermind behind this anthology, Jessa Jacobs…




Anthology Blurb:


AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

Ten authors. Ten steamy romances. Fools in Love features alpha males and the women who tame them from ten of the hottest authors in contemporary and new adult romance!


Billionaires! Stepbrothers! Everyday people! Curvy women! Domination! and Suspense!


Jessa Jacobs - Recoil, Book One
Candy J. Starr - Snatched, Part One
Aidy Award - Curvy Seduction: Rebound
Annabel Chant - Falling from Grace
Michelle Love - Arsen’s Rules: Book 1, For Her and Book 2, For Him
A.J. Goode - Love’s Little List
Crystal Kaswell - The Billionaire’s Deal #1
Alana Leigh - Lies of Omission (NEW AUTHOR!)
Lexi Larue - Tycoon, Book One
and
Marysol James - Enemy Within


*Contains multiple first in series which may include cliffhangers. All follow-up books may be read for free with Kindle Unlimited.


Be sure to check out the fantastic offers most of these authors have for even more free books, links included.


**Words from the Authors**
The authors included in this collection are excited to bring you some of our best work. Some of us have many more books for your reading pleasure, some are newer at this game, but one thing is true for all of us. We love romance! And we bring you some of the hottest around.  


We hope you’ll some new authors to enjoy as well as an old favorite or two. Most of us offer free books, stories or other bonuses to our newsletter subscribers. Be sure to follow the links at the end of each book to stay in touch with us and to take advantage of our offers.


We love to hear from our readers! Whether you choose to review this anthology or the individual works on Amazon or Goodreads (or if you’re feeling particularly generous – both!), or would just like to email us with your comments, please know that we love and appreciate every one of you.


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**Recoil Blurb**
Reluctant step-siblings Julia and Colin meet for the first time at an engagement party for their parents, and dislike each other on sight despite their undeniable physical chemistry. They soon find they have a common interest, though – stopping the inappropriate and hasty marriage of her mother to his father.


When they discover that the recent death of her father might have had something to do with his father’s business, the common interest turns them into allies. But what will they do about their own sizzling chemistry?


Recoil, Book One is the first novella in a serialized trilogy. Books Two and Three will be released quickly, but I couldn’t wait any longer to bring you the first part of the story.


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**Excerpt from Recoil**
"We didn't get much chance to get to know each other at the engagement party," I ventured, smiling my most charming smile.
"Why should we? I don't anticipate much family togetherness," she snapped. The smile that followed was a perfect imitation of the ones catty women in my father's social circles gave each other while uttering double entendres about each other's clothing, sexual preferences, or extramarital conquests. It was so perfect I burst out laughing.
"Glad I could amuse you," she said. "Care to tell me what in particular was so funny?"
"Nope. But let's cut the act. We're on the same side, really. I don't like this marriage, and you don't like this marriage. My objections should be obvious, but yours are a little murkier. Why don't we lay our cards on the table, join forces, and stop it?"
This time, I allowed my figurative fangs to show. The woman was too smart to fall for any of my subterfuges, and I wanted to see how she'd handle the real me. Yeah, pun intended again.
She was studying me, and I allowed it, letting the silence stretch out. Most women would have filled it with prattle or protested my statement. She did neither. The first one of us to speak would lose some kind of contest, and I had no intention of losing.
She was saved by the server coming back to take her order. Startled, she looked at her watch and allowed another expression of annoyance to surface. "I guess my meeting is a no-go," she said to me. Then she ordered a surprisingly hearty breakfast for a woman of her svelte proportions.
After that, the contest of wills was broken anyway. I felt no sense of victory as she took up the conversation where I'd left it minutes ago.
"All right. I see no harm in telling you my objections. My father has been gone less than six months. It's inappropriate – too rushed. I don't understand why your father would be so anxious to marry that he'd defy convention in this way. And I'd like to know more about why my mother finds herself in circumstances that seem to require it if she's to maintain her way of life. So yes, I object to the marriage. But it isn't my place to stop it. You're on your own there."
I hadn't thought of it in the exact same terms, but now she'd said it in that way, I had the same questions. Dad hadn't been forthcoming about why he'd marry her instead of just keeping her as a mistress. With a new respect for the daughter, I began to agree that Audrey wasn't the type of woman to be satisfied with such an arrangement, even though the marriage was little more. At least it would be a respectable way to be kept.
At the moment, I was far more interested in Julia than I wanted to be. It was one thing to fantasize about taking her and then moving on. But her cool demeanor intrigued me. Did it conceal a fiery sexuality, or was she all business? There was nothing but my gut instinct to hint of the former. However, my gut had never been wrong. Despite her matter-of-fact speech and the conservative business suit that muted her curves, I was semi-aroused.
"You aren't the only one who's curious about that. Frankly, I asked my dad the same thing. Why the damned hurry? He blew me off." Almost before I'd ended my sentence, I regretted saying so much.
I'd said we were on the same side, but it wasn't the truth. She'd be loyal to her mother no matter how she felt about the issue. Or so I believed. Her next words were as frank as mine, surprising me. I expected her, an excellent lawyer, to hold her cards close to her chest. And a lovely chest it was. Instead, her eyes changed from her practiced neutrality to sharp interest.
"Really? You know, I know exactly why my mother's in a hurry. I hadn't thought about why your dad would go along with it." In my turn, I raised my eyebrows to encourage her to say more.
"You no doubt understand that she's marrying him for money, although she tells me she has grown to love him. Honestly, I'm puzzled about two things. One, what happened to my dad's estate. I know he'd have provided for Mother, and yet she tells me she has too little to live on. And two, why she'd choose a man more than a decade her senior. She's still a beautiful and relatively young woman. No offense against your dad, but he's not in her league in that way."
I had to choke back a guffaw. She thought looks trumped money? And here I'd thought she was smart. On the other hand, it gave me an advantage. I knew what I looked like. I had mirrors, after all, and I had the reaction of women I passed on the street and in the course of business. This seduction was going to be fun. Sorry, Dad, can't resist.


Get to know a little about Jessa Jacobs


**Do you see that you have it easier doing everything yourself or would it be easier with a big publisher? Someone to help out?


It would for sure be easier, but I'd lose control, and I'd rather work hard than lose control of my business.


**Do you need a quiet place to write? Or do you need noise?
I prefer quiet, but I can write with noise if it isn't too loud.


**Do you listen to music while you write? What kind of music is beneficial to your writing process?
I seldom have music on while I'm writing unless my husband is home. Music is his passion, so I don't object.


**Who is your favorite author?
That varies by what genre I'm in the mood to read. It isn't always romance (gasp!)


**What inspired you to take a leap of faith and write your first novel?
I was actually dragged kicking and screaming into writing fiction, and my first novel, by a client for whom I was ghostwriting non-fiction. He created a monster, because once I started, I couldn't stop.


**Are any of your characters based on people you know?
Not yet, but there's a story clamoring in my head that's based on someone I know. I won't say who.


**Do you write in chronological order of the story, or jump around when a scene hits you?
Chronologically, always.


**What is an Indie Author?
An indie author is someone who has total control of her writing, from what to write to how to publish and market.


**What does it take to be an indie author?
All it really takes is content (your stories), a platform (like Amazon) and a plan. But of course, along with those things a successful indie author requires much more. If I'd known what I was getting into, I might have been daunted by the new skills I'd have to learn.


**How much pressure is on you, the author, when you’re having to do everything yourself?
The only pressure on me is what I put on myself. Sometimes that nearly paralyzes me, until I realize the world won't end if I push back my release by a week.


**Do you as an author in your down time read? Yes? No? Tell us why either way. Inquiring minds want to know!
What down time? But yes, I steal attention from mealtimes to read, and I multitask when my husband wants me to be normal and watch TV with him. I read a page while he fast-forwards through the commercials. :/


**Do you have any writing rituals?  Specific music, chair, drink, etc.?
I haven't thought of it as a ritual, but I do like to have at least an hour for a writing session, and I'm more productive with at least four. Other than that, not really.


**Do you have any advice/words of wisdom for aspiring writers?
Decide up front whether you're writing for your own satisfaction or because you want to publish and make money. If the latter, pay as much attention to the business of writing as to the craft. It takes both.


**Where do you get your inspiration from?
Could be anything. Once it was a song, and then I figured out the song wasn't about the kind of dealer I had in mind, lol. Doesn't matter. Whatever sparks a story is all good.


**What is your ‘long term’ plan? Do you see this as a true future or something that you will ‘grow out of’?
Well, long-term is relative. I'm older than the average beginning author, and I don't see myself working this hard for many more years. However, I do plan to write until I don't want to anymore, and at present I can't see an end to that. I'll just have to hire people to do the parts that aren't as much fun.


**What books have you been reading lately?
Right now I'm reading an erotic historical romance written by a member of my RWA chapter. I've been on a kick of reading writers I know IRL for the past few weeks, so romance of all categories.


**Who initially inspired you?
I wanted to be a writer when I was a young girl. Probably Louisa May Alcott inspired that dream. But the person who really got me started was my writing client, whose name shall be private.


**When did you start writing stories?
Stories? Around August of 2013


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**More about Jessa Jacobs**

Like you, I’m a reader. When I read a good story with characters I can connect with, my everyday existence fades into the background as I enter a world that may contain exotic locations, adventure and excitement. And, if I can be totally honest with you, in my favorite stories I can fall in love for a while with an impossibly gorgeous guy who is the best lover imaginable.


So, maybe it won’t come as a surprise that in my books you’ll find hot alpha male book-boyfriends, sassy heroines who are much more clever and beautiful than I am, and stories I hope will make you laugh and cry while reading them, as I did while writing them. Oh, and some scenes you may want to role-play with your lover.


When I’m not writing (which is almost never) I enjoy reading, hiking in the foothills near Denver, live blues music, karaoke and now and then indulging in her karaoke habit.


If you'd like to know more about me, my books, or special offers for free reading, please check my website.



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