Welcome NYT bestselling author Jennifer Probst! CONTEST!
Jennifer is a sweetheart and an incredible author and I'm so thrilled to have her here today. I loved her hugely successful Indulgence, THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN, and I can't wait to find out what else she has in store!
After you finish reading our interview, please leave a comment or question for Jennifer to be entered into the drawing for one of her backlist books. The contest will be open until next Sunday, winner chosen shortly after that!
Six Questions for Jennifer Probst
Thank you so much for letting me hang out with you today, Cari, at your fantastic blog! I am a true fan and think your work is simply fantastic!
1) You write both sexy contemporaries and erotic romance. Which is your favorite and why? Or do you not see them as being much different?
Must be honest – I love both. I love going back and forth between sexy and erotic because it satisfies my ADD muse. You have no idea how much I remind myself of Doug from the movie UP (can you tell I have little kids?). I’m constantly diving into an idea, then pick up my head and yell “Squirrel!” So it helps to know once I finish a longer contemporary length, I can switch off to a novella length and push the literal envelope with my sex scenes. Because I do love writing my sex scenes – lol!
2) Which genre would you like to tackle next, assuming the time fairy blessed you?
I have worked with two other authors on the possibility of a parenting book, something fresh and new in the market. That would be a dream come true. Also, I have a wonderful idea for a second children’s book I collaborated with my niece on again, so I’d love to seek representation and branch out in that genre a bit.
3) Is there one of your books (published or unpublished) that you love just a teensy bit more than the others? Why?
Yes. The Marriage Bargain. And not because the sales took off and blessed me. It’s because I believed in this book and felt it was special, but the constant rejections kept me puzzled. This book did not see the light for many years, so it was truly a dream come true when Entangled believed in it like I did, and then the readers also loved and supported the story. I kept thinking to myself, “Thank God, I’m not crazy! It was a good book!”
4) When you’re looking to relax, what do you like to do? And which of your heroes do you wish could “relax” with you?
I’m addicted to reading. Long fun dinners with my family or friends over a bottle of wine. I love day trips with the kids, and yummy bookstores to browse in with a cup of coffee. A good baseball game. And don’t forget my love for trashy reality tv!! Very simple stuff.
Well, as for my heroes, this is quite hard to pick one! So, I’m going out on a limb here and say I will pick my husband. He’s my true hero because he’s in it every day with me – the mess, the un-romance, the kids and the house and the money. And he makes me laugh every day and makes me happy.
5) What can we look forward to next for Jennifer Probst? (More yumminess like THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN, I hope!)
Squeee! Can you tell my excitement? The Marriage Trap will be coming out which details Michael and Maggie’s story. I am so in love with these characters and feel like a kid on Christmas – I can’t wait to have readers open their new story like a present! I’m working hard on the edits now which came back from my amazing editor, and hopefully very soon you will see it on the virtual bookshelves!
6) And just for fun: you’re offered a chance to run away from your life for a weekend. Where do you go and what do you do? And who do you take with you?
I’ll go to Italy. Walk the streets of Rome, breathe deep in Sorrento, sail down the canal in Venice. Eat tons and tons of food and drink wine. I think I’ll bring my husband. And leave my fantastic, gorgeous, wonderful children....at home.
Where you can find Jennifer:
Website and Blog: http://www.jenniferprobst.com
Author Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/jenniferprobst.authorpage
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