Jeana Mann has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her new book, Intoxicated. As part of her book tour, Jeana will be giving away a $40 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for more information.
Enjoy this interview with Jeana:
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a native Hoosier and I live in a town so small that there are no stoplights. I have a view of cows and cornfields from my back porch, yet I still live inside the city limits. When I’m not writing, I like to spend my time travelling or reading hot romance and doing “research” for the Felony Romance Series.
What is your favorite indulgence (food or spa treatment or other)?
I love to visit the day spa to recharge my batteries when things get too hectic. I never considered myself a spa person until my mother took me. It was heaven! The relaxing music, scented oils and lotions, and the focus on relaxation had me hooked.
My favorite treatments are the facial and pedicure with hot rock massage. I’ve never experienced anything so indulgent. I used to feel guilty about spending time/money on myself but I believe it’s important to treat yourself now and then.
I understand Intoxicated is first in a new series. Tell us about the Felony Romance series and where the idea came from.
The Felony Romance series is based around the patrons and employees of Felony Bar, a heavy metal club. The guys are rough and sexy. The women are average girls with everyday problems.
Intoxicated is the first book and revolves around the characters of Ally and Jack, manager of Felony. Unexpected (a novella) will release on November 4th and details a hook-up between Randy, head of Felony security, and Ally’s best friend Karly. Vindicated will release sometime in December and continues the stories of Ally and Jack, Randy and Karly.
What do you like best about your hero Jack from Intoxicated?
I think I might be a little in love with Jack. I don’ t know if it’s his chocolate brown eyes, dimples, or his panty-dropping smile that reeled me in first. He’s sexy and playful with vulnerability underneath his cockiness. And even though he makes a lot of mistakes, he’s committed to making things right with Ally, no matter the cost.
What’s next for you?
I am knee-deep in editing and production right now. Unexpected (A Felony Romance Novella) will release in November. Vindication (Book 2) will release in December. Two more books for the Felony Romance series are planned for spring of 2015. Who knows what will happen after that. I have lots of ideas – maybe a new series?
Blurb for Intoxicated:
Conservative, straight-laced Ally Taylor has the perfect life – successful fiancé, beautiful home, great career – until she catches her fiancé and best friend in bed. Desperate to shake off the sting of rejection, Ally heads to Felony, a notorious heavy metal club on the bad side of town. Even more dangerous than the bar is Jack Jameson, the hunky alpha male bartender whose smoldering dark eyes and dimpled smile turns her common sense to mush and her knees to noodles. After eight long years in a failed romance, the last thing Ally wants is to hook up with someone like Jack, but she can’t help wondering if he’s really as good in bed as his reputation suggests.
Jack Jameson has had his eye on Ally for months, drawn to her smart mouth and tightly wound self-control. When Jack finds Ally sitting on a barstool in his club, heartbroken and miserable, he’s more than happy to offer a little heat between the sheets to distract her. Too bad Ally’s not interested in his “hit-it-and-quit-it” philosophy. If only Jack could convince Ally that he’s tired of the endless parade of girls through his bedroom, she might see him in a different light.
When Jack and Ally get together, everything goes wrong and it’s more than either of them bargained for. Ally’s got serious trust issues and a need for control that makes Jack crazy. Jack’s got more baggage than an airline carousel; the constant stream of women from his past stirs up all of Ally’s insecurities. Can Ally overlook Jack’s womanizing past and learn to trust him? Will Jack be able to commit to just one woman or will a secret from his past ruin everything?
She didn’t want to believe him, but one look into his dark eyes and she had no doubt that he spoke the truth. Eyes like that didn’t lie. The clarity of their brown depths spoke volumes about his sincerity. He stared back at her with one eyebrow cocked as if daring her to challenge his answer. She cleared her throat and tried to look away but couldn’t. No, if there was one thing she knew for certain, Jack didn’t lie. He didn’t need to.
She shook her head to break the spell. A few more minutes of his heated chocolate stare and she’d be flat on her back with her legs in the air. Then the office gossips really would have something to talk about. “Thanks for lunch.”
“We aren’t done yet.” He glanced at the brass and mahogany grandfather clock behind her. “I still have another ten minutes of your time.” She stood and he rose with her, a lithe and graceful motion. “You want to know what I think?”
“Does it matter? I’m sure you’re going to tell me anyway.” She took a step backward and he moved with her, herding her backwards in a seductive dance until the backs of her thighs came up against the desk, so close that her skin prickled with a sudden rush of heat.
“I think that if you were really into Brian, you would’ve made the time for him. I think that you’re secretly relieved to be free of him and feeling guilty about it. I think that deep down inside you’re dying to break out of this cage you’ve built for yourself with someone who knows how to give a girl what she needs.”
Author Bio and Links:
Jeana Mann is the author of sizzling hot contemporary romance. Her debut release Intoxicated was a First Place Winner of the 2013 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest and a finalist for the 2014 Carolyn Readers Choice Award.
Jeana was born and raised in Indiana where she lives today with her two crazy rat terriers Mildred and Mabel. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Speech and Hearing, something totally unrelated to writing. When she’s not busy dreaming up steamy romance novels, she loves to travel anywhere and everywhere. Over the years she climbed the ruins of Chichen Iza in Mexico, snorkeled along the shores of Hawaii, sailed around Jamaica, ate gelato on the steps of the Pantheon in Rome, and explored the ancient city of Pompeii. More important than the places she’s been are the people she has met along the way.
Be sure to connect with Jeana on Facebook or follow along on Twitter for the latest news regarding her upcoming releases.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeanaEMann / @JeanaEMann
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Jeana-E.-Mann
Intoxicated is available at:
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1d8XTAJ
Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/1lQ6Ulf
All Romance eBooks – http://bit.ly/O3EGYM
Google Play – http://bit.ly/OIBgei
iTunes – http://bit.ly/1gcECRo
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Jeana will be awarding a $40 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn winner (via rafflecopter) during the tour. To enter the drawing follow this link to rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway
And be sure you follow Jeana’s tour and leave comments at each stop. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The complete list of tour dates can be found on the Goddess Fish website at: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/06/nbtm-intoxicated-by-jeana-e-mann.html