Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jenna Jaxon's Almost Perfect Wednesday

 Hi, I’m Jenna Jaxon, a new author with Decadent Publishing.  My first release will be a title in their 1Night Stand series called Almost Perfect.  This was a fun and exciting story to write because I got to take my love for the beach and combine it with my love of movies and a thirst for adventure.
Here’s the blurb for Almost Perfect:
Pamela Kimball’s birthday present, a 1Night Stand adventure, is supposed to help her jump-start her life, put a new man in her bed, and help her forget her ex.  Unfortunately, movie-buff Pam’s Pirates of the Caribbean fantasy goes wrong when she’s abandoned on a not quite deserted island with ex-husband Roger Ware.  When Pam is forced to accept Roger’s offer of dinner,  she recognizes that he’s  changed since their divorce and his newfound sensuality re-kindles an old fire.  When he challenges her to find out how much his amorous skills have improved, Pam is torn between self-preservation and desire.  With time running out before they’re rescued, Pam has to decide if her heart can survive the consequences of becoming Roger’s “almost” perfect 1Night Stand.
And how about a tiny excerpt while we’re at it?
From Almost Perfect:
According to her friend Sue, her gift of one night of wild lovemaking with an Orlando Bloom-esque pirate would be the perfect thing to jump-start her back into circulation.  After five years of boring sex with Roger, and two years of self-imposed celibacy, she was ready to be ravished!  Would they do it in his cabin?  On a deserted island?  On deck?  The possibilities were endless.  Maybe on the beach, like From Here to Eternity.
Pam closed her eyes and her whole body tingled.  Sex to look forward to.  She opened her eyes and hurried after Miguel, who had already reached the gangway.  Almost show time.
Miguel introduced her to Captain Johnson, who was more than a little un-piratical:  nondescript hair, an ordinary face, and a slim build.  Dressed in nautical whites, he was a far cry from her vision of a pirate.  She turned to Miguel, low tones of reproach in her voice.  “I specifically requested a pirate-themed adventure, Miguel.  And while I’m sure Captain Johnson is quite…er…nice, he’s not what I expected.” 
The clerk’s handsome face flushed, but he smiled and shook his head.  “You misunderstand, Senorita Kimball.  Captain Johnson is the captain of the Castillo Resort’s yacht, Nautilus.  His task is to take you to meet your party, nothing more.”
A glance at the captain’s blues eyes, widened in horror, sent dual shivers of embarrassment and relief through Pam.  “My apologies, captain,” she said, with a forced smile.  “I was given no particulars about my…trip.  I’m sorry if I jumped to the wrong conclusion.”
The captain nodded, turned and all but ran for the wheelhouse.
“If you will follow me, senorita.”
Pam shook her head as she trailed after Miguel towards her stateroom.  It was hardly an auspicious beginning to her once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

I hope you enjoyed that little taste of Almost Perfect.  I’ll keep you posted about all the particulars of the release.  Just stay tuned to this blog site!



14 comments:

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Congrats on the new release, Jenna! From what I've read this is going to be one awesome story!

Patricia Green said...

I love everything about this book. It's not Almost Perfect. It is perfect!

caseamajor said...

It's a great story and I love the cover. Congratulations.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Congratulations on the book, Jenna!! I like your premise!

Jessica Subject said...

Sounds like a great book! Congrats! :)

Jenna said...

Thank you guys for all the warm congrats! I loved writing this story. And I think the cover's awesome!

Jennifer--Thanks and I hope it exceeds your expectations!

Patricia--I can't thank you enough for all your advice and crits! You helped make the characters rock!

Casea--Thanks for your inspiration--without your 1 Night Stand, this story wouldn't have been written. Also for your help with the"spicy" bits. :)

Barbara--Thank you so much! I hope you like the book as well. :)

Jessica--Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate it! :)

Brenda said...

Congrats on the new release, Jenna! You are on a roll!!!

Jenna said...

Thanks, Brenda! From your mouth to everyone's ears! LOL

Sheri Fredricks said...

Hi Jenna ~ That snippet just isn't enough! No wonder it's called a teaser. Congratulations on your release, how exciting!

A Canadian said...

Super congrats Jenna. All the hard work is paying off. Hope sales soar.

Lia Davis said...

So happy for you. Congrats on the new release. Best wishes for great sales.

Jenna said...

Thanks, guys! I'm getting so excited and the release is still almost 2 months away!

Sheri--I can tease with the best of them! Glad you liked it. :)

A Canadian (Daryl)--Thanks so much for your kudos and well wishes! Hard work? What hard work? LOLOL

Lia--Thanks so much for all the support! I appreciate it so much. :)

D'Ann said...

Looks fantastic!

Jenna said...

Thanks, D'Ann! I hope it is! :)