Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Can't Stand the Heat VBT

With three successful TV series under her belt, including her cousin Kandy’s, executive producer Stacy Peters is ready to helm her own show. But to make that happen, she has to do her network boss one favor first—spend two months on a ranch in Montana wrangling the notoriously difficult director of Beef Battles. Apparently, he eats producers for breakfast. Yet all Stacy can think when she meets the lean, rugged man is how hungry he makes her . . .

Dominic Stamp—Nikko to his very few friends—has had enough interference from TV newbies. And when Stacy climbs out of the car in Montana, he’s not convinced she’s even old enough to drive, much less produce his show. But he can’t deny that the long-legged blonde with the stubborn will and the dazzling smile whets his appetite. And as Stacy proves her talent with the crew and the budget alike, Nikko vows to prove to her that love is on the menu for both of them . . .

This couldn’t be the new executive producer.

She looked like an intern, barely out of college, not the seasoned television producer Teddy Davis had emailed him about.

The one he’d emailed back saying he neither wanted nor needed.

Hair the color of champagne fell just below her shoulders in a soft cascade of waves and ripples. Even in the heat and humidity engulfing them it looked fresh. Her face was a perfect heart, a tiny dip in the center of the hairline bifurcating her brow into two perfectly aligned sections, her flawless chin falling into a delicate point. She had one hand out to shake his, the other shading her eyes from the strong and harsh afternoon sun, but underneath her fingers he was able to make out a pair of sloe-shaped eyes in a deep, forest green.

Taller than average but small boned, her legs took up most of the lissome body. With her lips held together in a tight line, she reached him.

“I’m Stacy Peters, Mr. Stamp.”

He stopped and planted his feet, his gaze shifting to her outstretched hand and then back up to her face without taking it. Her eyes narrowed into a determined glare and it looked as if she wasn’t going to back down until he shook it. With reluctance, he did.

Like the rest of her, her fingers were narrow and thin as they coiled around his.

A blast of heat instantly warmed and calmed his entire body like a few shots of his favorite Irish whiskey did after a rough and painful day. The subtle aroma of vanilla floated to him, filling his senses with the sweet fragrance. The persistent, throbbing ache in his left leg the liquor helped chase away was momentarily forgotten with his hand rooted in hers.

What are four things you can’t live without?
1.     Face moisturizer
2.    My laptop
3.    My rosary beads blessed by Pope John Paul
4.    My glasses

What is your favorite television show?
The Graham Norton show on BBC. It’s what the Brits call a CHAT SHOW, but what we call a talk show. One of the funniest men on the planet and he always has the best guests.

If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice, because I’d really like to know if she fell in love with Darcy for himself, or to become mistress of Pemberley. I’m really hoping she fell in love with the man and not the house.

What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?
The third book in my Will Cook For Love series, CAN’T STAND THE HEAT, is releasing on April 3, 2018 from Kensington/Lyrical Shine. This is cousin Stacy’s story and takes us—and her—out of Manhattan and to a cattle ranch in Montana where a new food competition show called Beef Battles is being filmed. 

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
Wow. Great question. Do you have a month? I’ll try to pare it down to the ones who’ve made the most impact on me as a writer.
1.     Nora Roberts and her alter ego JD Robb. Her dialogue is always perfect and her heroines are gals I’d like to have as BFFs. And because Roarke.( If you’re a JD fan, you know what this means!)
2.    Jill Shalvis. She’s shown me that heroines can be fractured and imperfect and still be badass protagonists. And funny.
3.    Jennifer Probst. Family is important to her and her writing reflects the tortured, tenuous, oftimes hysterical elements in family dynamics

4.    Janet Evanovich. Ranger. ‘Nuff said.

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Author Bio and Links:
Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children's book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master's degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer's Disease during her time running an Alzheimer's in-patient care unit during the 1990s.

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.

In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader's Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and was a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you :)

    1. Lisa - it has been so far! thanks for stopping by!

  2. Enjoyed reading the interview. I especially liked the question about which character you would like to be. Of course, EB loved Mr. D and only him...not the house!

    1. Karen - I want to believe that too!!!! So much...
      Thanks for stopping by today!

  3. Thanks so very much for hosting me today and introducing me to your readers and fans!

  4. Enjoyed the interview Thanks for the chance.

    1. Sue - you're more than welcome! thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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    1. Gwendolyn - I'm a little biased, but I think it's pretty good! Hee HEE thanks for stopping by today.

  6. Great interview, I enjoyed reading it!

    1. Victoria, thanks! and thanks for stopping by today!

  7. Congratulations on the book tour. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Joseph- thanks for stopping by today. Good luck

  8. Good luck with the release!