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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Time To Turn Up The Heat! Hot Summer Nights. Jennifer Jakes', Twice In A Lifetime

Welcome! A Writer’s Mind’s, HOT SUMMER NIGHTS BLOG EVENT continues. For those popping in for the first time, this event includes authors with stories that take place during those hot and steamy months of the year!

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome over talented author, Jennifer Jakes. She’ll be chatting about her latest title, Twice In A Lifetime and dishing out a fabulous prize. One lucky commenter wins not only an e-copy of Twice In A Lifetime but a $5 Amazon gift card. Thanks, Jennifer!

Let’s hear from Jennifer about why she wrote this book…

The dog days of summer are enough to make anyone wish for relief. The endless days of heat make me wish for refreshing tropical breezes, while the sultry, sweaty nights make me wish for...........well, more sexy, sweaty nights! *grin* I don't mind being kept awake for various reasons -plotting a new story being one reason - but one story in particular set in the Caribbean kept me awake for several nights until I finally relented and wrote it!! Why was I fighting the muse, you ask ? Well, the story, TWICE IN A LIFETIME, is outside my normal Western genre. There are no horses, no log cabins, not a tumbling-tumble weed in sight! There is, however, a pirate captain sexy enough to melt your panties! Throw in a sassy heroine and a high-seas adventure and I was happy with the outcome -- even minus my usual hot cowboy ;) The premise started with the heroine, Izzy, a stubborn stuntwoman who ended up on a 1768 pirate ship. After this idea took hold, the questions started: How did she get there? Why? What was she after...or running from? All these questions kept spiraling through my mind until I had the story............and a yummy hero named Ian.

I hope you'll like reading Ian and Izzy's story as much as I liked writing it!

TWICE IN A LIFETIME is a .99 cent novella. It finalled in the International Digital Books Awards!


Be Careful What You Wish For. . .

No-nonsense stuntwoman Isabella Douglas will do anything to stop an unwanted divorce and reclaim the happy life she had, even allow her old friend to concoct a magical spell to turn back time. But when the spell goes awry, Izzy finds herself trapped aboard a 1768 Caribbean pirate ship with a captain who’s a dead ringer for her sexy as sin husband, Ian. Convinced he’s playing a cruel joke, she’s furious – until she realizes he doesn’t know her or believe they’re married.

Captain Ian Douglas does not have time to deal with an insane woman who claims to be his wife; he has to save his kidnapped sister. But as Izzy haunts his dreams and fills him with erotic memories he can’t explain, he’s forced to admit he feels more than lust.

Trapped in a vicious cycle of past mirroring present, Izzy knows they only have days to find Ian’s sister and prevent disaster from striking a second time. If she doesn’t, their marriage will be destroyed again – along with the man she loves.


Her fingers threaded in his thick hair as she traced his mouth with the tip of her tongue. “Kiss me.”

He hesitated, then groaned and covered her lips in a breath stealing kiss. Hot, wet, silky. Her nipples hardened, ached for his touch, the tug of his fingers, the pull of his mouth.

“Touch me.” She pressed a kiss to his throat, then licked his collarbone. “I need your hands on me.”

He grunted and slid his hands down her back. Rough palms gripped her cheeks, grinding her against his erection. His gaze burned through her as he moved his thigh between her legs.

“Yes. Please.” She tilted her hips, rubbing, needing release more than air. “Oh, God, yes.” Desire roared through her, the ache building. Building. The orgasm so . . .damned. . .close.

A sharp knock sounded at the door. “Captain? The men are ready to go ashore.”

Ian pulled back and swallowed hard, his expression hungry, his heart thumping against her breast.


“Yes. Yes, I’ll be right there.” His heavy lidded gaze skimmed her body. Possessive. Aroused. Regretful as he set her aside.

Her mind crawled to process what was happening while her body was doused with disappointment. “You’re still going?”

He raked through his hair, then nodded. “We need provisions before sailing for Jamaica. I’ll only be a few hours.” He stepped to the door, but turned and pinned her with a hard stare. “But when I return . . .”

“Yes?” Her heart thumped in anticipation of some explicit description of what he would do to her. Oh, but his tongue was naughty in all the right ways.

“. . . I expect an explanation.”

Izzy drooped against the door, her thoughts racing even though her legs collapsed. This was going to be the shortest second chance in history.

Purchase TWICE IN A LIFETIME at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Visit Jennifer at her Website, Blog, Twitter@erotichistory and Facebook.

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win! Contest ends Saturday, August 4, 12 AM, EST


Jennifer Jakes said...

Thanks so much for having me here today, Sky! :)

Sky Purington said...

It's always a pleasure having you over, Jennifer! I hope you're enjoying a great summer. I can't believe it's already half over!

Barbara Bettis said...

Jennifer, I just loved TWICE IN A LIFETIME. Of course it's hot, but I love the story, too. Give us more :)

Texas Book Lover said...

I haven't heard of this series before. It sounds terrific!

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Roni Denholtz said...

Wow this sounds like a unique book! I'll have to get a copy!

Jennifer Jakes said...

Hi Sky -
I hope you're having a great summer too! And I've been wondering how it's August already!!?? LOL
Thanks again for having me:)

Jennifer Jakes said...

Hi Barb-
Thanks so much!! :) nisoph 1

Jennifer Jakes said...

Hi Maria-
Oh, thank you! Right now I'm working on another western but you never know when another pirate will demand I write his story ;)

Jennifer Jakes said...

Hi Roni!
Yay! I'm glad you liked the blurb/excerpt. Thanks for stopping by today:)

Kellie Kamryn said...

I love this book and the woman who wrote it, LOL I'm so proud of you Jenn! Love your writing style and everything. Wish you the best always!