What is your greatest temptation:
In men: quick wit and a devilish smile
In food: anything with chocolate as a main ingredient
In clothes: I go for comfort, everytime. Sweat pants, wooly socks, and a scrub top are my usual attire.
What is your greatest weakness (example: buying shoes)? Resisting the urge to meddle, or give advice to loved ones.
If you could have any kind of car, what would it be? The flying kind in The Jetsons. I hatehatehate traffic. Going vertical during a traffic jam would be nirvana.
Your dream home – mountains or ocean? Mountains, for the solitude. I’ve seen too many disaster films where a tsunami takes out everyone who lives on a beach.
What inspires you as a writer? Music? Movies? TV? Books? Life inspires me. And people. I am a huge people watcher and can be extremely nosy. In a good way. Hee hee
What is your favorite pet: Dog? Cat? Reptiles? Horses? I love dogs and cats equally and have had one of each at the same time. They were besties to the grave.
Do you have a pet? Please share. Not anymore. After my dog, then my cat died, I felt I needed a break for my heart to heal. Soon, though. I will be 60 years old in 2020 and the only thing on my birthday wish list is a pet. ( hopefully, one of each again.)
What is your #1 item on your bucket list, and which are you most likely to achieve? I want to go to the Vatican and attend Mass said by the Pope.
What is your favorite book of all time? The Little Engine that could. Best book about self -motivation and actualization every written for children and adults. Hands down.
Do you prefer a day alone to write or a day with friends? Since I write full time, a day away from writing to spend with friends would be a gift.
Who is your favorite historical figure? Mary of Nazarath
In your books, who is your favorite hero and please introduce him? Pat Cleary in FIRST IMPRESSIONS. Pat was the first hero I ever wrote who came to me fully formed. He’s so misunderstood. People think he’s a playa, but he’s really just looking for “the one.” He has to date a lot of women to find her. What’s that old saying about kissing frogs to find a prince? Goes for the Prince as well.
Who is your favorite heroine and please introduce her? Gemma Laine from my WILL COOK FOR LOVE SERIES. Gemma got her own HEA in book 2, A Shot At Love. Smart, talented, sassy and possessed of a take-no-prisoners personality, Gemma is my first and only alpha-female. She needed a strong, caring, total alpha male to tame her, and she found him in FBI Special Agent Ky Pappandreous.
What do you have out now? It’s a Trust Thing releases on 11.1.19 and is up for preorder right now. It’s exclusive to KINDLE and KU: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y7LMJNR
*** this book is a digital offering only
Nell Newbery has trust issues. It’s hard to trust when you’re the daughter of a fallenfinancial scion who bilked people out of billions. Nell’s done everything in her power to keep away from men who see her as their ticket to fortune and fame. All she wants to do is run her ultra-successful business, HELPFUL HUNKS, in peace.
But it wouldn’t hurt to find a guy who doesn’t know a thing about her father’s felonious past; one she can give her heart to and trust it won’t come back to her battered, bruised, and broken.
Is Charlie Churchill that guy? On the surface he seems perfect, all polished manners and quiet mirth. Nell’s convinced he knows nothing about her, other than she likes superhero movies and views junk food as a food group.
Can she trust him to be what he appears to be? Or is he just pretending?
For Nell, trust is everything in life…and in love.
***Readers who like romances set in New York City, have strong, independent and sassy heroines and hot beta heroes, and happy endings will enjoy this book.
***This is the second book in the DotComGirls series, but can be read as a standalone novel.
Listen.” He took my hand in his and my nerves instantly ebbed away. “I enjoyed spending time with you this evening and I’d like to do it again.”
“Why do you sound shocked?”
I lifted a shoulder and pulled a corner of my mouth between my teeth. “Raincloud, remember? Plus—”
When I didn’t continue he squeezed my hand. “Did you not have a good time?”
“No. I mean, yes I did, not no, I didn’t. I did. It was fun.”
Lord, when had I turned into such a babbler?
He grinned down at me.
“It’s just, well…I don’t date much.”
“Neither do I.”
My head slammed back up. “I find that hard to believe. I caught some of the looks those women tossed you when they were leaving my lecture tonight.”
“I don’t date students. Ever. That’s a line that never gets crossed. Not by me.”
“Oh. Well.” I swallowed. “I’m sure you know other women who aren’t students.”
He nodded. “None of them, though, know Dr. Strange isn’t a rapper or confuse Stan Lee with a famous martial artist from the sixties.”
My pulse rate jumped a half dozen beats when he tossed me a cheeky grin, laughter in his eyes.
“I do have some talents,” I said.
He lifted his chin to something behind me. “I think this is your ride.”
With his hand still wrapped around mine, he walked me to the curb. Habit had me checking the license with the one I’d been texted.
He opened the passenger door for me and I got in.
“You never answered me,” he said when I was seated. “Would you like to do this again?”
I’d lived my entire adult life taking chances in my professional life but shying away from them in my personal one. The reasons to avoid becoming involved were valid ones, in my mind, and they’d served me well.
But there was something so different about this man, something that wanted me to finally give in and take a chance that he wouldn’t be like all the other men I’d gotten close to. He wouldn’t use me to his own end; he wouldn’t betray me; he wouldn’t lie to me about who and what he was.
And dammit, I deserved to have some fun.
All this ran through my head as he stood, patiently waiting for my answer.
It really didn’t take much effort on my part to make a decision. With a half grin and my gaze staying zeroed in on his, I reached into my briefcase and pulled out one of my business cards. While the driver waited, I wrote my private cell number on the back of it. There were only five people on the planet who had this number.
Now, Charlie did as well.
As I handed it to him, I cocked my head and said, “Maybe next time we can get through an evening without me needing first aid or being mugged.”
His jaw wide smile made my stomach muscles flutter. He leaned in, gave me a quick peck on the cheek and said, “Where would the fun be in that?”
New releases anytime soon? December 4, the second book in my MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN series from Wild Rose Press will be released. The title is TODAY, TOMORROW, ALWAYS. I’ll be doing a cover reveal on my blog as soon as it’s finalized. I love this story – it’s about oldest O’Dowd sister, Cathleen, and biographer Mac Frayne. Spark fly, shenanigans ensue, and love wins. Just my kind of story! Hee hee
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Tell us a bit about yourself. Where can eager fans find you?
About me: Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes Romantic Comedies about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. If she can make you cry on one page and bring you out of tears rolling with laughter the next, she’s done her job as a writer!
Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, she brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she’s created the families she wanted as that lonely child.
When she’s not writing Peggy is usually painting, crafting, scrapbooking or decoupaging old steamer trunks she finds at rummage stores and garage sales.
A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, Peggy is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.
As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at peggyjaeger.com where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go “What??!”
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Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00T8E5LN0
Thanks, Peg, for sharing a bit about yourself with us. Best of l luck with your new release!!