Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Love Comes For Halloween by Jennifer Conner Book Tour, Interview, and Giveaway




Love Comes for Halloween

Now it’s her turn.  Until she’s kissed, Jane, is the last one of her girlfriends to wear the Mobile Mistletoe. Feeling pressured by her friends, she jumps on her dad’s motorcycle and heads out on the open road. But she doesn’t get far before it breaks down. What else can go wrong? Will she be eaten by a bear?
Gage has a past he wants to forget. Retreating to the mountains, where he can build custom bikes and cars in seclusion, he wants to give back for the mistakes he’s made.
Neither Jane or Gage are looking for a relationship, but isn’t Halloween the perfect time of year to scare up some love?

Excerpt from Love Comes for Halloween:
“Well it’s working. You’re beautiful in the morning.” His gaze locked with hers and she knew he meant what he said.  “I don’t know how you manage to look so good. I look so bad I must look good.” He chuckled
She shifted feet and tucked her hair behind her ear. Gage must have just taken a shower, he smelled like manly spicy soap and shampoo and his hair was still damp at the tips. He was cute. He was very cute. What would he look like without all that beard scuff? She tipped her head and tried to imagine.
He took off the hood of the car and lay in on the workbench for her to begin airbrushing the eagle design. It was hard to concentrate on what she was doing when her eyes kept wandering to the fine set of Levi’s bent over the car which were attached to Gage’s rear end.
As hours passed, the afternoon sun heated the shop and soon Gage shucked off his flannel shirt and threw it over a chair. Jane’s pulse jumped when Gage reached over his head to stretch. He exposed a sliver of ab muscles and a trail of black belly hair. Oh my. Like a fine lady of the South, Jane wished she had a piece of paper to fan herself.


Interview:


It’s fun to have visuals in my head as I write my characters, especially the hero. (Wink) Many times, I print off the photos and have them at my writing desk for inspiration. I usually don’t go with too heavy of Alpha Males and more into characters who have baggage and need to turn things around. Braylon has a prison record from something dumb he did as a teen, and is hiding out to drop out of society.

I did have a true bad boy in mind. That visual is from a personal favorite man candy of mine and a true miracle makeover. A few years back I watched the DVD, The Gods of Football (girlfriends if you have not seen this it’s on Netflix and WELL worth the hour!). THIS football is Australian Rules Football and Rugby.  The players posed for a calendar to raise money for breast cancer. I have to tell you, I didn’t know they MADE guys like this. But there is a special section on the DVD about the player, David Williams. They call him ‘The Wolfman’ for a reason. Full shaggy beard, long scraggly hair. He started into the photo shoot and the photographer told him… no… it was not working and to cut his hair and shave the beard. OMG. He is one of the most beautiful men I have ever seen! He can rival ANY male GQ model. Google Him, you will not be sorry! Gorgeous!

                                           
From this
 To THIS!!! 


And then there are not words… sigh

  

I have always loved soccer, but I think Rugby & Aussie Football may be my new favorite sport!

With Jane, I’m not sure. I wanted a woman who was strong and could match Braylon in wit and tattoos! Who would you have in mind? Maybe Rooney Mara from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in looks but WAY less personal baggage.

I hope you enjoy Loves Comes for Halloween as much as I enjoyed writing it!

I have had a ton of fun writing the Mobile Mistletoe series over the past year and it’s a good story of how I came up with the idea. I was at a Christmas shop with my best friend. Her daughter found this dorkey headband with a spring of plastic mistletoe dangling off it. She put it on and came up with the title, Mobile Mistletoe. Why start it on Valentine’s Day? That upped the stakes when four girlfriends make a pact to wear it until they are kissed. That was Christmas… now it’s Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, The Fourth of July and now the last of the four, Jane for Halloween.

 I left Jane as the last of the four because she’s the tattooed bad girl.

So what better to find than a bad boy J


Jennifer Conner Bio:
Jennifer Conner is a best-selling Northwest author who has twenty short stories on ebook and one full-length book in print. She writes in Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and Erotica.
Christmas Chaos was in the Kindle sales top 50 ebooks and #2 in the Romance category.
Her novel Shot in the Dark was a finalist in the Emerald City Opener, Cleveland, and Toronto RWA contests.
Jennifer is an Associate Publisher for the indie e-book company Books to Go Now that resides in the Seattle area. BTGN pride themselves in helping new authors get their foot in the door with well-edited manuscripts, professional covers, and platforms uploads.
She live in a hundred year old house that she grew up in. Her semi-small town holds an interesting mix of resident hillbillies, yuppies and Navy Seals. And of course Seattle, only a few miles away, is the birthplace of Starbucks so coffee is always on the check list. She blows glass beads with a blow torch, (which relieves a lot of stress and people don't bother you) and is  a huge fan of my local soccer teams, the Seattle Sounders, and Kitsap Pumas. Boys in shorts! :)



Jennifer will be awarding a Halloween Bracelet to a randomly drawn commenter
 (US/Canada Only) during the tour. 



3 comments:

  1. Love your Mobile Mistletoe series, Jennifer! Are you going to continue the series or leave it at the current 4???

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    1. Thanks DV. It will be continuing on with a different set of girls receiving the mobile mistletoe headband.

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