Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A VERY SPECIAL GUEST TODAY!

Good Morning Readers,
Today I have the honor of having Jean C. Joachim for my guest blogger. Jean is a very prolific and amazing romance author. She has a cool contest, too, so be sure and leave her a comment...Tabs

Good Morning Everyone,
First let me say a big "Thank You" to Tabitha Shay for having me for her guest today. Then how about a quick bio so we can get acquainted?
 Author bio:
Jean Joachim is an author, married, a mother of two boys and owner of a rescued pug named Homer. She writes contemporary romance and has eleven contemporary romance books published with one more scheduled to be release within the coming months.  Jean has been writing non-fiction for over twenty years and fiction for three. Her review column, "Movie Choices for Kids" has been syndicated on parenting newspapers websites for the past 12 years. A native New Yorker, she still lives in New York City.
BLURB:
Can a broken heart be renovated like an old house? Kit’s life came to a halt when her husband slapped her with a divorce. Finding herself without a job or a place to live, she’s forced to take Tunney Nichols up on his offer of cheap rent for his parent’s house. The catch: she must allow him to renovate while she’s living there. Out of fear, Kit tells a lie she soon regrets as she is drawn to the sexy man plastering and painting his way into her heart.

Can Sarah forget the abuse from her late husband? Can she fix her heart and the hearts of her children?  With her two children in tow, Sarah relocates to be near her sister, she meets Jim, a neighbor and English professor. A mutual interest in writing, paves the way for a friendship that blossoms into romance. But is Jim the right man for Sarah or does another man from her past still light her fire?


 Excerpt:
Don Rosen, the co-owner of Bon Appetit with his wife, Sunny, was tending bar when Kit
arrived.
“Good evening. Looking for a table?” he asked.
“Yes.”
“How many?”
“Just one,” she said, cringing inside, unable to look him in the eye.
“We have a big group here tonight, so we’re packed. How about sitting at the bar? We serve
dinner here, too. I can seat you right away,” he said, motioning to one of two empty chairs. She
nodded at him, sat down and pulled out a small pad and pen. Time to make a what-to-do-with my-
life list.
“What are you drinking?”
“A Cosmopolitan?”
“Coming right up.”
Kit sat with her pen poised, but she couldn’t think of anything. How do you make a list for putting your life back together? There were so many things she had to do. Kit stared at the empty page, unable to organize the mess now called her life into a neat to-do list. She felt paralyzed.
She took a sip of her Cosmo and put the pen down on the bar.
“Writer’s block?”
She looked to her left, directly into a pair of warm brown eyes looking at her with an
amused air. A man sat in the previously empty seat. She didn’t even notice him sit down. Kit looked at him but couldn’t find her voice. He was gorgeous with dark brown hair to match his dark eyes, shoulders as wide as a city block. His face wore a wry grin turning up one corner of his sensuous mouth. His white long sleeve shirt open at the neck emphasized the darkness of his hair and eyes. A blue striped tie, loosened to indicate the end of his work day, hung below the opened shirt button.

CONTEST:
Unscramble any of these character names from "The Renovated Heart' and be entered in a giveaway of a free copy of the book.  (Hint, 3 of the 4 names are in the blurb.)
Rasha Groman
Neynut Shlinco



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8 comments:

Tabitha Shay said...

Welcome, Jean,
Love the cover of your new book...and Oh, wish I could play the contest, but guess I better not...lol...Goo luck with your latest release....Hugs...Tabs

Jean said...

Thank you Tabs. I'm delighted to be here today. Love your blog. Thank you for having me.

Lisa said...

Sarah Morgan & Tunnet Nichols. I love Tunney.
Not entering, since I own the book already. Just having fun playing & saying hi to Jean

Lisa said...

oops, Tunney Nichols.

Lindsay said...

I'd enter but I already bought the book

Amy Gregory said...

Oh this is going on my to-read list right now! Thanks Jean :)

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

I have the book and am enjoying the book. Congratulations on a great cover too.
Flossie

Kathleen Ball said...

Loved this book you have to read when a certain hunky male gives his love a necklace ----so romantic!!!!