YAY!!! USA Today Best Selling Author, Jennifer Lewis is hanging with us today!!! I’m super jazzed about her newest book, COVER ME. And Jennifer is offering not one, but two lucky commenters a digital copy of COVER ME! So to win, check out her fab Quick Six responses below and answer her question in the comments section.
A steamy romance with New York attitude…
Former supermodel Allie Gibson is single, broke and desperate, and only getting her body and career back—fast—can save her apartment and her last shreds of self-respect. Her agency insists on a personal trainer, and now muscled hard-ass Ray Diaz is in her business from dawn until dusk. Everyone warns her to stay out of his bed—no problem! But when a diamond g-string disappears from a shoot and Ray is charged with the crime, she’s determined to help clear his name. Being seen together puts both of their careers at high risk, but suddenly they can’t stay away from each other. Passion burns hotter than the NYC summer nights as they tackle their worst fears and struggle to beat the odds against them.
Plotter or Pantzer?
Total plotter. I write a complete outline before I start, which is lucky since that’s how I generally sell the books. I’ll often throw in some new curves along the way, but I have to know where I’m heading before I set out. A couple of times I tried to write a book in a more pantzer style and I got lost in the woods and couldn’t find my way out. Or anywhere else, either. Since then I always take a map…
Alpha, Beta, or Gamma?
Alpha all the way, baby! I love the effortless arrogance of alpha heroes, that confidence they carry into everything they do. I remember a Harlequin editor once told me that the editorial department liked the way I can make a hero really alpha and likeable at the same time. I think it’s because my mind works much the same way theirs does—heck, why shouldn’t everything go my way?!—so I understand and sympathize with them
Print or eBook?
I’ve switched almost entirely from print to ebook in 2013. I read most things in the Kindle app on my iPad. It’s just sooo easy to one-click and the book magically appears! No waiting until it’s a good time to go to the store, or checking the mail to see if the book I was craving last week has arrived yet. Day before the book group meeting and you forgot to buy the book? No problem. Instant gratification. It also makes it easy to carry a large stash of books around with me. And you can read in the dark without disturbing your partner
Light or Dark?
Light for me. I don’t like anything too dark and creepy, so I avoid CSI shows, anything with gory murders, tragic losses, etc. I like fun, intense, fast paced stories where I get swept along with the characters, and nothing too horrible happens to anyone. Sure, it’s interesting when they get tortured a bit, but I prefer psychological suspense, not real torture with thumbscrews or waterboarding, okay?
Big Dogs or Little Dogs?
I’ve been thinking about this lately as I’ve never owned a dog and I want one. I’ve always wanted to rescue a retired racing greyhound, and there’s a track not far from where I live. They’re so beautiful and graceful and I hear they’re quite laid back, which suits me. I love to run and walk and bike, so my greyhound could lope alongside me. On the other hand, I love tiny purse-sized dogs like chihuahuas. A friend has the most adoring little fox terrier called Stewie with big google-y eyes. I could just carry a Stewie everywhere and he could sit on my laptop keypad and tap out my books for me. So the answer is that I can’t decide.
ABC or 123?
Definitely ABC. Numbers and I really don’t get along. When my daughter needs help with math I tell her to ask her brother. At least he forgot how to do it more recently than I did. Letters on the other hand—love ’em. You can just do so much with them, like create an entire story out of thin air and share it with total strangers!
My question to you: Do you like big dogs or small dogs?
Jennifer Lewis has been addicted to books since she learned to read at age three and discovered that you can go on an adventure without leaving your chair. Writing allows her to bring the characters crowding her imagination to life. A former New Yorker, she now lives in sunny South Florida and enjoys the lush tropical environment and spending time on the beach all year long. Please visit her website at www.jenlewis.com.