Book Tour: Legal Desire by Jessica Jayne

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LEGAL DESIRE
Jessica Jayne
Released February 19th, 2016

Derek Sage doesn’t mix business with pleasure—certainly not after he’s been burned.

Being one of the top plaintiff’s attorneys in the Tampa Bay area requires focus and he can’t afford to lose that focus again. But a difficult case has Derek looking to a new attorney for assistance and she brings more than her legal expertise to the table.

Raina Dillon spent her first couple of years as an attorney at the public defender’s office, defending criminals and learning more than she ever imagined. Now, she’s ready to take on the legal world at one of the Tampa Bay area’s premier law firms. What she doesn’t expect is Derek Sage.

Can they put their attraction aside or will it consume them?

 
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Interview with Jessica:

Tell us a little about yourself.

This is never as easy as it sounds – in part because I never know what people want to know.

I grew up in a small town in northeast Ohio and moved to Florida after college to avoid having to scrape ice off my windshield ever again. And well, I love the beach. I’m a sports fanatic. I’m wine maker—from real California grapes transported to us here in Florida. I love being a mom—best and hardest job I’ve ever had. I have three children—two of which are twins. Not identical – one girl/one boy. Then we had a little girl 19 months later. We call her our French bottle of wine. 😉 Biggest surprise of my life was finding out during my first pregnancy that I was having twins. I married the man that was supposed to be just a summer romance in the summer between my college graduation and start of law school. But after a magical summer, we just couldn’t stop from falling in love. My nickname at work is Iron Butterfly. I love to travel. I love to laugh. I’m always reading. My Kindle, Nook and/or paperback are always within reach. I get super excited hearing from readers. Hint. Hint.

 How do you reward yourself for completing a new manuscript?

This is a really good question and great idea. I’ve never been asked it and quite honestly, never really thought about it. So, I guess I don’t typically reward myself, but after thinking about it, I’m going to change that! 🙂 For me as a full time attorney, wife and mother, my time for writing is limited, so it can take me months or more to complete a manuscript. Completing one is a really big deal-full of excitement and deserves a reward. A nice bottle of wine. A new outfit. A night out on the town. You have me really going on this one. Thank you!

What is/are your favorite book(s)?
Anything by Eileen Goudge. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. The Bronze Horseman series by Paullina Simons. Sylvia Day’sCrossfire series. This year, I fell in love with The Devil’s Playground by Eliza Freed. And I recently read Didn’t I Warn You by Amber Bardan and thought it was amazing.

What inspired Legal Desire?
Legal Desire was originally inspired by an anthology submission call for office romance stories. I started writing it and the words just kept flowing. I fell in love with Raina and Derek. It well exceeded the 10,000 word count for the submission call, so I had to figure out what I wanted to do with it. I thought about submitting it to some publishers, but then I got an email from my friend, Tamara Lush, asking if I’d like to submit a novella for the Sizzling Florida Heat box set-a box set including stories from several Florida based authors. I self-publishedLegal Desire and said yes to her request. And here we are….Sizzling Florida Heat will be available April 12th. Lots of sizzle in those stories.

What do you like most about your hero, Derek Sage?
Derek is real. I love that about him. He fell in love with a woman and she broke his heart. A lot of men wouldn’t admit that, particularly to a woman they are trying to date. For some reason, men have this belief that they can’t show or express feelings, particularly if they are ones that demonstrate weakness. Personally, I find men that don’t act too tough for their own good to be rather sexy. Derek is vulnerable. He’s afraid to have his heart shattered again, yet he finds Raina worth that risk. That’s hot!

What’s next for you?
I have a novella, The Misbehaved, coming out on May 10th with Totally Bound Publishing. It’s a part of their Sexy Snax collection and is a friends-to-lovers story, which I particularly loved writing. It’s fun. It’s sexy. The hero is a firefighter. Need I say more? 😉
I have a couple other stories in the works with the hope that at least one will be published before the end of the year. If you want to keep track of my upcoming release, please check out my website www.jessicajayneauthor.com

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“Your thoughts?”

“My thoughts on the Jenkins file?” She paused and raised her head, heat emanating from her honey-colored stare. “Or this obvious attraction between us?”

A small laugh left him. “Bold. And to the point.” He hesitated. “I like it.” Leaning back in the leather chair, he crossed his foot over his opposite knee and folded his hands in his lap. “Let’s talk about the more interesting of those two questions first. You find me attractive?”

Now she laughed. “Very much. Don’t all females?” She leaned her forearm on the table, baring cleavage so elegantly displayed between the gap of her suit jacket. A low growl rumbled through him.

“I’m not asking about all females. I’m asking if you do.”

“Yes, I do.”

“I think I’ve made it too obvious that I’m attracted to you. What do you propose we do about this?” He forced himself to meet her gaze. She pulled her bottom lip between her teeth. He vibrated with excitement. He wanted that lip between his teeth, his tongue lashing it and tasting whatever she’d drank from the cup sitting on the table. Watching her gnaw on her plump lip brought other visions—of her mouth wrapping around his cock. His erection pressed against his slacks, begging for release. His resolve sat on the brink.

“I’d say we have two options.” Her lips curled into a grin.

“I’m listening.”

“I can help you with this case and we can try to pretend it doesn’t exist.” She didn’t sound too convinced about that option, and frankly, neither was he. He could barely think straight since meeting her and he’d only been in her presence a short period. Working with her on this case might kill him from a lust attack. “Or we can fuck and get it out of the way so we can focus on the Jenkins case.”

“Come again?” Had he heard her right? She caught him off guard, but he liked it. Screw that! He loved it.

“I think you heard me.” A mischievous smile. “And I vote for option two.”

“I’m harder than stone right now, Raina, and on the edge of crossing a line I’ve said I wouldn’t.” His voice dropped several octaves. His erection strained against his black slacks and the only acceptable relief would come from being buried inside of her. “I don’t have sex in the office and I don’t fuck co-workers, but you’re making me question both those rules.”

“How’s that saying go? Rules are meant to be broken. Or something like that.”

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Jessica Jayne is a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. She graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in English. What college major could possibly be better than one that makes you read novels and write about them!

Now she is thrilled to be able to share all the stories floating around in her head!
Jessica loves to travel and travel often! She’s a huge sports fan, especially college football and the Ohio State Buckeyes! She’s a wine-making (and wine-tasting) aficionado. She loves all music. And nothing is better than sunset at the beach!In the journey of life, she also married a wonderful man and had three beautiful (and sometimes crazy) children. Life is always an adventure.