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Spotlight on Jennifer Hayward, Claiming the Royal Innocent #Giveaway

This week's Spotlight on Author is on Jennifer Hayward and her latest release, Claiming the Royal Innocent. And we have a kindle copy giveaway for one commenter!

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What are a few things we would find on your desk?

My lucky orchid that's been there ever since I received my first book contract. Well different ones, but always an orchid. I always feel as if something's missing if I let a few days go without one. (Wow, Jennifer, you have a lucky orchid? How awesome!)

 A beautiful, hand carved box I got on Etsy from Gifts and Talents I keep notes in. And a coffee mug, always a coffee mug. I like to collect the Starbucks 'where are you now' collection to remember great trips/memories as I enjoy my java. Oh and copious amount of notes scribbled on pieces of paper for my work in progress. I keep paper beside my bed because ideas always come to me before I go to bed or when I'm trying to go to sleep!

What motivates you to write?

I love to tell stories. Because I can't imagine a better job in the world. I'm not one of these people who writes for myself. I write because I want to share my stories with the world.

Share something about yourself no one else knows?
When I moved to a big city to get a job in PR, I was intimidated by it all. In that way, Alex really resonated with me. To leave your familiar, comfortable life to bite off an adventure is a scary thing. It's also the kind of thing that has helped me grow the most as a person. Taking risks, learning that success and failure alike make you into who you are. Sometimes how you handle failure can be far more important. Getting back on the horse and learning from it really define your path forward. 

What was your favorite scene to write?

I think it has to be the scene where Aristos is playing his high stakes poker game and has warned my heroine to not do anything to distract the players from the game with millions on the table. Except she's so gorgeous everyone gets distracted, particularly Aristos who then loses the game. I love how everything explodes between them that night.

Tell us about your book…

 I think the back of the book does it so brilliantly, I'll use that. I couldn't say it better :)

Claiming the Royal Innocent
When Aleksandra Dimitriou is revealed as the secret daughter of Akathinia's former king, she's torn from her comfortable existence and thrust into the royal world…under the protection of Aristos Nicolades. 
Aristos has orders not to touch the innocent princess, but beautiful Aleksandra calls to the rebellious urges that the self-made Greek tycoon thought he overcame long ago. 
As the heat of their desire rises, the rules begin to evaporate. It's soon clear that the person Aristos should be protecting Aleksandra from is himself!

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  1. Nice review and sounds like a good book!

  2. That poker scene you describe sounds really funny. :)

    1. I LOVED writing that scene Chrys! :) Glad you dropped by. :)

  3. Hey Jennifer~ I agree. Writing is the best job in the world. All the best for your book!

    Hi Nas!

  4. Wow! A lucky orchid. How classy

    Another nice interview, ladies. And it sounds like another good book, too. Good luck with it. (Writing is the best job ever!)

  5. I like orchids, though I don't have any lucky flower.

    Claiming the Royal Innocent sounds nice.

  6. I love orchids. Used to have a collection, but they all died when I had to move to a dry area. :-(

    1. I love how beautiful they are Misha and how long they last! Sorry about yours! Hope you get a new collection!

  7. I do love a good royal love story!

  8. Mmm. Sounds good to me. I cannot imagine keeping a flower of any kind on my desk. As lovely as they are, I can't imagine working through the sniffles and sneezing. Thank goodness for windows and nature on the other side.

  9. Maybe I should try to find a lucky orchid. Maybe it will help me land a contract. :)

  10. Someone just gave me an orchid during a time of great change for me. I wonder how long it will last and if it'll become lucky for me. Great interview. I always draw from times of change when I leave my comfort zones.

  11. I love orchids, they are so pretty. Anytime you leave your nice comfortable word to go off and do something new, it's intimidating.

  12. Ooh, I like the premise that forces these two characters together.
    Love the idea of a lucky orchid!

  13. Loved reading your review, Jennifer... and an orchid on your writing desk sounds gorgeous. I need a plant on my writing desk too:)

  14. I love the idea of having a lucky flower! Fun to learn about Jennifer. This sounds like a great read. Wishing her the best of luck!

  15. Very interesting interview.

    Greetings from London.


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