It's a pleasure to welcome Jennifer Saints today. Jennifer is a woman of many talents; writing books under three names in a variety of sub-genres. She's here today to talk about her new book, Cocktail Cove, first in her new Frankly, My Dear contemporary series. Set in Georgia, Cocktail Cove is sassy, humorous and heartwarming with plenty sizzle and a touch of suspense. I enjoyed my 'visit' there and am already looking forward to another!
For more information about Jennifer, please visit her website.
Take it away, Jennifer!
Every place has its own specialness, one derived from its culture and its people. Some places are similar and other places stand out as uniquely different. The South is one place that has no equal when it comes to simple charm, grace, and humor. Like an exquisite wine or a beautiful perfume that has taken centuries to develop, the South is magical and I love writing books set here.
My Southern Steam novels began with the Weldon Brothers, a mixture of devilish bad boys who know how to seduce their fearless heroines. With Savannah as a backdrop, Wild Irish Ride, Smooth Irish Seduction, and Hard Irish Luck set the stage for hot romances with a touch of suspense and humor. And while there is much more to come from the Weldons ( A Weldon Family Christmas Novella in 12/13 and Hot Irish Lass in 2014) I wanted to share a story set a little closer to home with an unconventional heroine and an irresistible hero who was cut from the cloth of a true Southern gentleman. In Cocktail Cove (Frankly, My Dear Series Book 1), Nikita Derringer and Ben Harding show us what love is like when life shakes you up and pours you over the rocks.
They both have hit rock bottom in their lives and they are both searching to escape. She’s burying her marriage six feet under and he’s turned his back on his former life. Neither of them have any intention of falling in love, but fate has something very delicious in mind for them. James Weldon, who will have his story in Hot Irish Lass, makes an appearance in Cocktail Cove and paves the way for some interesting events in the future. The story celebrates a few Southern traditions and has more than its share of Southernisms—old sayings that hold a grain of truth with a bushel full of humor.
So today, I hope you will share your favorite Southern tradition or Southernism. I will give out free ebooks to a few lucky posters who come up with the most interesting Southern tradition and who make with laugh with a good old Southernism.
To give you an idea. In Cocktail Cove Ben goes to confront his sisters, aunts, and grandmother about an important matter, but the estrogen troops walk all over him during the discussion and then rush out the door before he has his say. He shouts at their departing car a Southernism that perfectly expresses his situation at that moment, “Just butter my butt and call me a biscuit.”
I hope you get the chance to enjoy my Southern Steam Novels (The Weldon Brothers Series and The Frankly, My Dear Series) and delve into the magical flavor of the South.
You can email me on my website at Jenniferstgiles.com or send me a tweet @jenniferstgiles. I love hearing from readers. Your encouragement makes the long, lonely struggle of writing a book worth it.
Happy Reading and remember every day to dream, believe, create, inspire, love, heal, succeed and prosper.
Love Jennifer Saints, aka Jennifer St. Giles, aka JL Saint.
Frankly, My Dear (Book 1)
By Jennifer Saints
Novels Alive Publishing, LLC
Release Date: November 10, 2013
When life shakes you up and pours you over the rocks…
Socialite Nikita Derringer is hiding from the mob because of a deal her ex made with the devil. That she accidentally did her ex in with her designer heels, is… beside the point.
Guilt ridden developer Ben Harding walked away from his lucrative big city job and is searching for redemption in the quiet solitude of his grandfather’s sacred fishing cove. But fate has something else in mind for them at cocktail cove.
Throw in sex therapy for the masses, a bear of a dog and the deep end of passion and you’ve got a potent mix guaranteed to ignite your senses and fill your heart with love and laughter.