• Quick Six with Jennifer Lewis

    by  • December 13, 2013 • Blog, Quick Six, Writing Stuff • 9 Comments

    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.

    COVER MECOVER ME 200x300

    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.

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    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?

    Hammock 200x300Jennifer 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.

    9 Responses to Quick Six with Jennifer Lewis

    1. Teresa Hughes
      December 13, 2013 at 6:05 am

      I love all dogs. I currently have a husky/golden retriever which is a pretty big dog that is spoiled rotten!

      Glad you stopped in today!

    2. Barbara
      December 13, 2013 at 8:18 am

      LOVE big dogs!
      I grew up on a farm, so there was always a dog running around, sometimes several. My current love is a Blood Hound. He is fun, loving and sweet.

    3. Helen Sibbritt
      December 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

      Jennifer

      This book sounds really good :)

      I love all dogs and have had both big and small dogs so for me the answere is both

      Have Fun
      Helen

    4. bn100
      December 13, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      like both

      bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    5. Colleen
      December 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      I personally like bigger dogs, but my household has some little ones right now. We have an old boy that is a Min Pin and my sister has a Chiweenie that is about 4. She was hard to potty train. Accidents galore… The Min Pin loves to wear clothes when he is cold… They are cute…

    6. Vykki Bedell
      December 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you for a wonderful book it was a really hot book for a cold night. I left you feed back on Goodreads. Thank you again.

    7. December 14, 2013 at 6:17 am

      Obviously no one else can choose between small or large dogs either. And those medium sized ones are cute, too :-)

      Vykki, I’m so glad you enjoyed the book! Thanks for letting me know and brightening my day :-)

    8. Leandra Hanes
      December 14, 2013 at 6:52 am

      I prefer teacup Yorkshire Terriers. I have had three of them and the largest weighed in at a whopping four pounds. I too live in sunny South Florida so I kept her hair trim. I also have protection dogs (three Shepherds and a Rottweiler), I love them and they would give their lives for me, but they aren’t snuggly.

    9. Tessa
      December 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Great interview!

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