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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.
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.Share something about yourself no one else knows?
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.