Please welcome Jennifer Perkins! She’s sharing some fun things and telling us about her upcoming release, Daring Return!
Thank you, Mary, for the opportunity to tell you about my latest novella, Daring Return. I’d like to start with the blurb so readers have a chance to see what the book is about.
Rose Perez is a physical therapist who shares a secret with Miami Thunder halfback, Bruce Hawkins. They also have separate careers outside of their shared world that could become derailed if their secret gets out. Neither had wanted a relationship. Does Rose have what it takes to look past the life Bruce is trying to portray or is she starting to fall in love?
Bruce decided early in life that true love was something other men wanted. Does he have what it takes to help Rose find real happiness without risking his heart?
This book really took me out of my comfort zone, in a good way, because it helped me grow as a writer. My previous kindle world book, Forever Yours, is a sweet book. Daring Return is the opposite. It’s sexy, fun, with a BDSM flair. An author friend suggested a couple of sites for research and, wow, BDSM a very different world from what I’ve ever known.
My husband hurt his knee in October and, six surgeries later, is still recovering. Years prior, our son injured his ACL. So, I thought, what kind of injury could Bruce have that might hurt his football career? Haha, you could say my husband and son were the inspiration for that part of this novella. They, along with my daughter, helped answer questions I had about football. Being a Dare To Love book, of course, it’s football themed.
Since this novella isn’t available until the 28th, I’ll leave you with my Amazon Author page link so you can pick it up when it’s out. And sweet books can also be fun to read if you’d like to take a look at my debut novella, Forever Yours.
Before Bruce could say anything else, he heard the slam of Rick’s phone in his ear. The noise factor was probably one of the reasons Rick hadn’t used his cell. After the falling out he had with Rose, Bruce decided she’d be the best person to work with. He’d acted as a jerk, not letting her explain what happened. He needed to give her the benefit of the doubt and if he had to, he’d apologize to her. This day couldn’t get any worse. Then Bruce’s phone rang and he saw Randy’s number on the display.
“How much are you looking for or are you calling to tell me you found a real job?”
“That’s no way to greet your little brother,” Randy said.
“You stopped being my brother when you decided drugs, booze, and women were more important than family.” Bruce got out of his car and slammed his door shut in frustration. This was one conversation he’d rather not have.
“That’s why I’m here. So we can bond. Actually, it was mom’s idea. She suggested I crash here with you a while. You know, maybe pick up some kinda inspiration.”
Bruce had just gotten in the elevator and punched the number for his floor when his brother’s request registered with what he said. “What do you mean crash here? Where the hell are you?”
“Sitting on your couch looking at the great views you have. You know you’ve got a really nice place.”
Jennifer Perkins grew up in a small New England town where quaint neighborhoods still remain hidden. This combination has led to a sweet mix of her love of family, romance, and imagination.
With a degree in Marketing, she’s held a potpourri of jobs. She’s an active member of RWA. Her two young adult children, while pursuing their careers are, with her husband, her greatest cheerleaders. Jennifer lives in Florida with her husband. When she isn’t dreaming of interesting ways to enable everyone to join in her characters’ lives, she loves to spend time with family, garden, dabble in photography, and go for long walks on the beach.
Here are five fun facts that I’d like to share:
1. When I’m not writing, I like to dabble in photography.
2. I love traveling. My favorite memories are when my children were little and we traveled to some wonderful places.
3. I’m an introvert. I find it difficult to go out in public letting people know I’m an author.
4. I love animals. Dogs specifically, and already have the names and descriptions of the dogs I’d like to put in my future romances.
5. I don’t have a bucket list, but if I did, I would love to be a mascot at a sports game. I’ll refer you to my number three fun fact, and that’s why I’ll never be a mascot. Haha.