Sunny’s not sure she’s even looking for Mr. Maybe, when her friends decide to find her Mr. Right . . .
Another Saturday Night & I Ain't Got No Body ...
a Page Turners Novel
a Page Turners Novel
Dating can be deadly. . .
Sunny Vale considers herself a dog-loving, romance-reading, homebody. But her life goes from dull to deadly when her book club fires her from her own love life and sets her up on six blind dates- one of whom might be with a murderer. More trouble arrives in the dead of night, in the form of Jake Landon, a mysterious stranger, who breaks into her neighbor’s house and possibly her heart. But Jake is packing more than a loaded gun in his well-fitting Levi’s. He brings an arsenal of secrets and plenty of heat to Sunny’s ho-hum summer.
Jake Landon finds himself caught up in the capers of the sexy blonde in the house next door. But he has his own agenda which doesn’t involve playing hero to a curvy second-grade teacher and babysitting her panty-puking puppy. He's got other problems like fiery explosions, a missing person...and a parade of jerks Sunny insists on dating.Could Sunny’s Mr. Right be right under her nose? Even though Jake is gorgeous, likes her dog, and has abs she can crack an egg on, can she really go out with him if he’s just murdered her next door neighbor?
DONNELL: Hi Jennie, welcome to Get Lost in a Story. Your protagonist is my kind of gal. She’s a homebody, dog-loving and romance-reading. So… how much is Sunny like Jennie?
JENNIE: Ha! I would think we all throw a little of ourselves into our heroines. Hopefully, the best parts. Sunny and I share a few attributes, we are both curvy blondes that love to read and fantasize about hot nights with pirates and hunky bad boys with tender hearts. We both value friendship and make hanging out with our friends a priority. I am not much of homebody (unless I am writing), I prefer to be out doing things and being with people. Both Sunny and I often speak without thinking first and we both love to laugh. There are a few stories based on facts in the book, I’m not revealing which ones, but I really did fling a tray of nachos onto the backs of three men during an exciting goal at a hockey game and my golden retriever has eaten and upchucked more odd things than I have time to write about. Oh, and we both have a thing for Owen Wilson. ;)
DONNELL: Speaking of home, do you have a favorite room in your house?
JENNIE: I have a living room/dining room combination and my family spends most of our time eating and hanging out together in that area. From MY spot on the sofa, I have listened and laughed and cried and cuddled and held and shared more moments with family and friends in that one area than any other.
DONNELL: If you’re not writing, where might we find you?
JENNIE: In the summer, by the pool or playing volleyball or spending time outside with family and dogs. Usually eating Cheetos. In the winter, I love to go to the movies or curl up in that corner of the sofa with a good book and a cup of cocoa or a good movie and my husband. (Cheetos are still most likely involved.) Oh, and I guess I have that job at the bank I go to, as well. ;)
DONNELL: What’s in your refrigerator right now?
JENNIE: Staples of milk, Caramel Brulee coffee creamer, Diet Coke, lunchmeat, a bazillion condiments crammed into the door, a bag of ceasar salad, and way too many bags of shredded cheese.
DONNELL: What comes easier for your writing romance or writing comedy?
JENNIE: I think romance is comedy. So much of falling in love and staying in love is about having a sense of humor and being able to laugh at ourselves and our situations. I feel like one of my best gifts is the ability to make people laugh, so the funny bits find their way into all of my stories.
DONNELL: What authors have influenced you, if any?
JENNIE: Janet Evanovich- my style is the most similar to hers, a quick, fun, easy read with a lot of laughs, some great sex, a few quirky secondary characters and a good story about an ordinary woman who has goofy things happen to her. She is the one who encouraged me to join Romance Writers of America (indirectly, through her advice for writers, but it felt like she was talking just to me!). Nora Roberts is the Queen of Romance (enough said). I LOVE Susan Elizabeth Phillips and the way she brings in secondary characters and makes you laugh and cry. I love the way she writes the stories of those secondary characters in new books, which is what I am doing as well, in creating Maggie’s story in Book 2 of my Pleasant Valley Page Turners series. Jennifer Crusie is another strong influence in her writing style of the fun, romantic, light-hearted happy ending book.
DONNELL: What turns you on? Then switch this. What turns you off?
JENNIE: I LOVE romance! So, the obvious stuff of candlelight, quality time, slow dancing, and a great mix of make-out music! I cry at the drop of a hat, so I love it when my hubby does something thoughtful or says something sweet that touches my heart and makes me cry or makes me laugh til I cry. I also love to get dressed up and have a night out on the town. Turn offs would be: conceited people, crowds, bad breath, stomach-aches, the usual stuff.
Jennie, now it’s Jennie's turn to ask readers a question. JENNIE MARTS WANTS TO KNOW:
Homebody or Party Time? Do you love to spend the night in curled up with a good book or would you rather get dressed up and stay out late dancing the night away?
Jennie will be doing a Kindle give away of "Another Saturday Night & I Ain't Got No Body "
Contact: www.jenniemarts.com find me on Facebook, or my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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