Jessica Jefferson has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her book, Chasing The Other Tisdale. As part of her book tour, Jessica will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to one randomly drawn winner. See the bottom of this post for more information.
First, enjoy this short interview with Jessica:
How do you reward yourself for completing a manuscript?
I lay on the couch the entire next day and do nothing but watch reality TV.
What do you like about historical romance?
I love being whisked away to a different time. Really, there’s some basin fundamentals of romance that transcends all genres – heroine meets hero, something keeps them from happily ever after, they fix it, then they really do have a happily ever after. But with historical romance, you get this extra thread of fantasy woven throughout. I love the escape from reality that historical romance provides.
What is the oddest thing you’ve done research on for any of your books?
My friend writes really hot contemporary, and I’m a nurse by training. She wanted to know what medications her heroine could be doped with that wouldn’t harm her, but she wouldn’t be able to remember anything. Try asking your co-workers what’s the best prescription med for knocking out an unsuspecting female? (shakes head).
What do you like most about your heroine in Chasing the Other Tisdale, Lillian Tisdale?
That she’s relatable! I just can’t relate to heroines that are super confident and gorgeous. I wanted a heroine that was unsure of herself—that was not a ‘slim reed’ or popular with all the men. I think at one point in our lives, everyone is unsure of themselves, and I wanted to capture that in this heroine. She’s not perfect, and that’s what I love about her!
What’s next for you?
My new series, Ribbons and Rogues, is starting up soon! Book one, Going Rogue is coming out May 6th. I noticed a lot of what I was reading was about wallflowers, so I thought how about going the other way? What about those popular girls on the other side of the ballroom? The Ribbons are a group of London’s most beautiful, popular ladies. Think today’s celebutantes, but in Regency era London. I’m excited – these ladies are naughty, which mean, the men are even naughtier!
She’s the other sister…
Overshadowed by the beauty of her older sister, Lillian is better known as the other Tisdale; unremarkable and unsure how she will ever deliver on the promise of her family’s name.
He’s a rake in need of reforming…
Will Colton leads a frivolous existence, embracing notoriety instead of managing his family’s fortune. Determined to forget his financial burden and his father’s growing resentment, he maintains a lifestyle dedicated to pleasure and self-indulgence. When Will is invited to the Tisdale estate for an extended holiday, he never expects to become friends with the forgettable Lillian. But when a family secret comes to light, he must choose between leaving London and protecting the honor of one woman or staying and risking the reputation of another.
Upon his return, Will finds the girl he left behind has come out of the shadows and into her own. Lillian’s finally the center of attention, and not all of it good. With his own reputation in tatters, can a reformed rake lure her out of the hands of London’s bachelors and back into his own arms? Can he escape his past and reclaim her heart, or has he lost her forever?
He didn’t try and crawl out of the hole he’d so easily dug for himself. Rather, instead of making an already awkward situation worse, he smiled. It was a cavalier sort of smile—one that she just knew he’d used hundreds of times before to get him out of this sort of trouble. Women were undoubtedly willing to forgive him most transgressions just by a flash of this winning grin.
Lord knew she was.
She’d never before met anyone so handsome, so charming, so…
A bolt of pain shot up her arm, as if God himself was punishing her for having such immoral thoughts.
“Enough,” he said. “We need to get you in front of a doctor. The sooner, the better.”
“Good idea,” she agreed. “How do you suggest we go about doing that?”
“First, we’ll need to secure your arm.”
She nodded. “You mean fashion a sling? I’m sure there’s something around here that we could use as rope. Perhaps ivy? There’s a great deal of it about the estate.”
His hand flew up to his chest. “What do you take me for, some sort of bushman? For heaven’s sake, I’m from Grosvenor Square, not some jungle. I wouldn’t have the slightest idea of how to go about accomplishing something like that.”
Lilly bit her lip. She’d never make it being jostled about without something to steady her arm. “Did you have something else in mind, then?”
Mr. Colton started removing his jacket. “I thought I’d use my shirt. I’ll rip some strips off of it and make the sling out of that.”
“Your shirt,” she repeated, suddenly questioning if she’d indeed suffered a head injury along with her broken arm.
He tossed the jacket to the ground behind him. “Yes.”
She was confused. “But then what will you wear?”
He was unfastening his waistcoat. “Nothing, I suppose .”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it—almost Chicago. She is heavily inspired by classic sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy. She invites you to visit her at jessicajefferson.com and read more of her random romance musings.
Links and social media:
http://www.JessicaJefferson.com and http://www.embracingromance.com
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Amazon Author Page- http://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Jefferson/e/B00GI20W2K
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