Our Spotlight is on Jacqui Jacoby and she has a giveaway for you!
A kick-ass, rockin', retired homemaker who finds comfort and confidence in her self-proclaimed vanity and ego. Coming from years of being told no you can't, I found myself at one point talking back with "Wanna bet?" I have an imagination off the charts that goes back further than anyone can imagine and a slew of friends that only I can see and hear who tell me their stories and politely ask me to write them down. I like me. I am very proud of the fact I'm fifty-one, I have a family I adore and a career that fulfills my dreams.
Who is your favourite author?
Caroline Dunsheath, Kelly Ann Riley and Clive Cussler. All of them gave to me more than any of them ever realized.
Do you listen to music while you write?
Usually. An Empty Nester whose husband travels a lot, I find myself sometimes in days of silence. The music helps with the conversations I am having with my three cats and our dog. And yes, even for them, I still get up, get dressed in leisure wear, slippers and my hair is done with make-up on. I think the cats like it. Not sure about the dog.
What type of music?
I have a Playlist I use. It's about eighty songs long with everything from "Hanging By a Moment" to "Bat Country" to "When You Say Nothing At All." If I am really working and want to disappear in my mind and not so much as *hear* the music but *feel* it push me along, I fall back to my roots and hit The Bay City Rollers.
What does 'romance' mean to you?
I have been married thirty years and romance can mean so many things. It can be fun, like a hike shared with just the two of you to a hidden location and a picnic breakfast. It can be practical like a surprise set of new snow tires because he was worried about my safety. It can be the fact that after all these years we still have a Friday date night. He is fifty-one now, a third degree black belt who still, to this day, works out three days a week and man, I still have it lucky!!
What do you do to relax?
Currently? I hang out with vampires, but they are the nice kind so we are friends. I am currently working on a story that defies the existing vampire mythology. The four book series is about five best friends committed to each other through loyalty, devotion and honor. The fact they are vampires incites their actions when trouble arises. It does not define their humanity. When I need to relax, I disappear into their world and all the troubles melt away.
Tell us about your book...
Exhausted from a job gone wrong, CIA Operative Jaime Walsh heads to Hawaii to escape the reality of her life and re evaluate what comes next. What comes next for her, though, is her best friend and partner of eight years, Stephen Larsen following to check up on her. In the tropical world of play and steamy nights, boundaries are tested and a friend turns into more. Jaime and Stephen find their happily ever after and leave the Agency until a friend proves to be an enemy out for blood and comes after them both. It is only together, and with the help of friends, that they will make it through the wild action that used to make up their lives.
WITH A VENGEANCE
The more she wanted out, the more they dragged her back in!
Daughter to murdered CIA officers, niece to a deputy director, Jaime Walsh has never known life outside the world of espionage. Until a high-action case in Buenos Aires leaves her gutted. Physically, emotionally…and professionally.
She’d planned for her long-overdue vacation to be a time to rest and reassess. With her longtime partner Stephen not far behind, it’s a tropical paradise away from work. A paradise where boundaries will be tested.
From their training days, Stephen Reid has watched Jaime kick ass while performing what has become his second job—watching her back. But now his feelings have grown.
As best friends look at each other in a new light, they like what they see. And Jaime dreams of a new life outside “the company”.
Except someone from their past won’t be satisfied until Jaime and the man she loves are hunted to the brink of death. Now Jaime must find the strength to trust her heart and let go of her fear. Before she loses everything…
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