Sunday, September 8, 2013

Jean Joachim`s Blog Tour Stops Here!

I am so excited to have the lovely lady that runs Tuesday Tales stopping in as part of her blog tour! As you all know, Jean is a very prolific and talented writer with a heart of gold. This lady is always ready to help, cheer on, and nudge her fellow writers to embrace their dreams. As you can tell, I`m deeply honored to be able to call Jean a friend.



Jean`s stopping by to chat about her Hollywood Hearts books, as well as share some excerpts and give away a free digital copy of one of her books at each blog she stops at. If you follow the tour, your chances of winning increase!

Every person who leaves a comment for Jean will have their names entered. At the end of the day, I`ll put all the names into the wonderful and always superb Random Thing Picker, and just like that, a winner will be chosen! Please make sure to include your email address in your comment, or else we won`t know how to contact you about your winning status!

Please do visit and like Jean`s Facebook page if you haven`t done so already:

Jean Joachim, Author








Does love always mean total truth? Successfully shunning the limelight was one way for Megan Davis to keep her family secret. The press intruded on her life when her twin brother, Mark, became the star quarterback for the Delaware Demons. Disrespectful of tabloid superstars, financial advisor, Meg, was shocked when she was tapped to launch a celebrity division in the prestigious investment firm, Dillon & Weed. The biggest surprise: the charisma of her first client.

Gorgeous, magnetic movie star, Chaz Duncan, wary of women who wanted to bask in his fame or sell his secrets to the media, valued privacy above all else. Would attractive Megan Davis, his new financial advisor charm the truth from him or would he continue his high profile but lonely existence to keep his secret safe? Jealousy, deceit and scandal threaten two careers and the quest for true love and trust in this roller-coaster-ride contemporary romance




How about a few excerpts?


“This is going to take all night if you keep interrupting…” Her brows knitted.
Focus. Stop drooling. Remember, he puts his pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else. Stop thinking about his pants!
 “All night? Is that part of the service Dillon and Weed provides?” He cocked an eyebrow while attempting, unsuccessfully, to stifle a smile.
Megan couldn’t suppress a laugh as the heat crept from her neck to her cheeks.
“I love making you blush…so pretty.” He tucked a stray strand of hair behind her ear.
Her blush deepened. “Can I continue…please?” Focus, Meg! Oh, touch me again…shut up, Meg!

*~*~*

6   “You mean, did I choose you because of your brains or your…other assets? Brains. I like your other assets. I find them also…impressive. But when it comes to money management, I have to go with the best brains, who will work the hardest. You, hands down.”
“Thank you! Thank you so much!”
He gave her a brief nod. Megan threw her arms around his neck and planted a quick kiss on his cheek, then shrank back in horror at her action. “Oh my God! I’m so sorry. I apologize…I shouldn’t have done that…it’s…this means so much to me, to the firm, to my career…” She reached up with her napkin to wipe the small lipstick smear off his cheek, but he grabbed her wrist.
“Let’s do it right,” he whispered as he drew her into his arms. He lowered his lips, moving them over hers slowly while she melted. He coaxed her mouth open to receive his tongue. Wooed by his charm, her resistance vanished. When he drew back, she was breathless.

*~*~*

Time to meet the author!



I didn't start writing until about 17 years ago. I had two small children and used to get up at 5:30am to write for two hours before they got up.
No one believed I could be a writer...least of all me...but I was driven to do it anyway. Like an addict I was compelled to write.

I started out writing 500 word articles on advertising, business and parenting, based on my own experience. Lo and behold, after my first article failed, everything else I wrote got published.

This was exciting and encouraged me to attempt my first book, "Beyond the Bake Sale, the Ultimate School Fund-Raising Book."

I got an agent from a friend of mine and she found a top publisher, St. Martin's Press, with a fabulous editor, Elizabeth Beier and I was off.

After six more non-fiction books were published, I tried my hand at fiction. One cold day last January, while I was recuperating from loss and illness, Callie and Mac landed in my head and told me their story. I flew to my computer to get it all down, just the way they were telling me.

"Now and Forever, a Love Story" was born. The characters have no resemblance to anyone I know and, least of all, to me. They are completely formed total strangers that leaped out of my head and onto the page.

It was a wonderful experience, listening to their story. I fell in love with them. After the book was done, I couldn't let them go. They were kind enough to bring another character to the forefront, Danny Maine who told me his story and "Now and Forever 2, the Book of Danny" was born.

After that I became a writing machine, writing seven days a week as many as seven hours a day. I finished "Now and Forever 3, Blind Love", the first two books in the Moonlight Series: "Sunny Days, Moonlit Nights" and "April's Kiss in the Moonlight". And the first two books in The List series: "The Marriage List" and "The Love List". I am finishing up the last books in these current series and will begin a new series in 2013, "Hollywood Hearts".

I hope you will keep reading as I intend to keep writing until the stories run out, which doesn't appear to be soon! Thank you for buying and reading my books.

Best wishes,
Jean


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Twitter is @Jeanjoachim


You can follow Jean`s blog tour, and improve your chances of winning, by stopping into the blogs listed below. Good luck! 

7 comments:

Jean Joachim said...

Thank you for having me on your blog today, Vicki. And your tribute brought tears to my eyes. Your timing couldn't be better. You're the best!

stefanides said...

Hi Jean! Great interview. I always enjoy hearing how writers got started. Thanks for hosting her today, Vicki!

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks for commenting, Michelle!

I`m thrilled to have you here, Jean. =)

Cathy Brockman said...

Great interview with two fo my favorite in one place !! I love Jean's books and have read and adore this series!

V.L. Locey said...

Thanks for dropping in and commenting, Cathy!

Jean Joachim said...

Thank you Stephanie and Cathy for coming by and leaving a comment. You made my day!

V.L. Locey said...

And the winner is . . .



Michelle!


Congratulations, Michelle! I`ll be in contact with you about your free book shortly. =)