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Tag Archives: Jami Davenport

This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

EmKay Connor is an award-winning
romance author and freelance writer.
She is a member of Romance Writers
of America and numerous RWA chapters, including RWA-San Diego, Outreach
International RWA, Yellow Rose RWA and RWA Kiss of Death. A firm believer in
paying it forward (and backward and sideways), she has served as president,
vice president, secretary, newsletter editor, workshop presenter and committee
chair at the local and national level.
An exuberant and outgoing type who
doesn’t do well with just a desk and a computer for company, EmKay is a
participant of several critique groups. She is a founder and alumni of Pro-SAC
(PRO-Seeking Authors Commit), a page-producing work group headquartered at the
Mira Mesa Panera in San Diego, CA.
Her manuscripts have finaled and
won in numerous contests, including Spring Into Romance, The Unpublished Beacon
and RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart.
She lives and writes in
northeastern Florida.

Interview with EmKay Connor

Why did you write
this book?
I saw an invitation on Facebook to participate in a box set
featuring steamy beach reads. I’d been plotting a new series and this was the
perfect opportunity to launch the Hideaway Bay series. The first four novellas
feature the Delaney sisters-Joy, Hope, Grace and Faith. Each has a secret that
is ultimately revealed when they journey to Hideaway Bay, a tropical Caribbean
resort.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
In addition to writing romance, I work as an author
assistant to several romance authors. That means I read a lot of romantic
fiction, across all genres, in the course of my day job. When I’m on my own
time, I read Robert Crais, Stuart Woods and good post-apocalyptic fiction. I’ve
recently discovered the Purge of Babylon series by Sam Sisavath.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
While I love Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (Robert Crais
characters), one of the most charming and engaging heroines I’ve ever
encountered is Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m currently working on the remaining novellas in the
Hideaway Bay series, but I tend to have several projects in the works
simultaneously. The best way to stay in touch and see what’s next is to connect
with me on social media.

About the Book

Title Finding Joy featured in Hot Beach Romance: Sand,
Sunshine and Sizzle Box Set
Genre Contemporary Romance
Authors Tawdra Kandle, Jami Davenport, Lisa Marie Rice,
Chris Almeida, Cecilia Aubrey, Emkay Connor, Jenna Dales, Sylvie Fox, Amber
Lin, Alannah Lynne, Éirinn Brennan, Layla Wilcox, Suzanne Rock, Nancy Warren,
Margaret Taylor, Scarlett Metal
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Buy This Book

Author Social Media

Forward Passes

This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers
will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group, Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September.
Today’s festivities feature the Boroughs Publishing Group, Where
Story Matters. E-publishing has changed the way the world reads. Boroughs Publishing
Group is part of that revolution and joins with readership from Abu-Dhabi to Vancouver
in demanding memorable stories that you’ll return to over and over.
Day One – Lunchbox Romances
Day Two – The Red Ridge Pack series
Day Three – Celebrating Regencies
Day Four – Our Editor-in-Chief, Chris Keeslar, on Writing
Day Five – Naughty and Loving it – Bad Boy Heroes
Day Six – The New Year’s Eve Club series
Day Seven – True Love, Romance and Valentines
We’re on day five of our journey with bad boy heroes. What is
it about bad boy heroes we love? You tell us after you meet a few of the edgiest
men a woman’s ever tamed.
Forward Passes
With two championships in as many years, superstar Tyler Harris
is the best quarterback in the league. Gorgeous and rich, he’s at the top of his
game. But everyone’s looking to take him down. There’s a building media frenzy around
a (cough, cough) accident, and the only safe place seems a rundown mansion deep
in the San Juans owned by his late great uncle. When Tyler meets his sassy redheaded neighbor, finally,
he gets sacked.
Cassandra by Starlight
Watch for Zach’s story, the next Seattle Lumberjacks Romance
– Down by Contact.
Cassandra By Starlight
Unconventional though she may be, Cassandra Wallace leads the
life of an average Londoner, from blind dates to rush hour traffic. Then along comes
Bennett Saville. Charming, erudite, the up-and-coming actor is like the hero of
a romantic movie. He sets Cassie afire like he has the stage and screen, and defies
the tragedy that brought them together. From the tips of his Armani loafers to their
scorching hot first kiss, he’s perfect. Only, he’s ten years younger and from the
upper class, and those emerald eyes invite dangerous secrets.
Bennett and Cassie’s story continues in Together in Starlight,
coming soon.
The Genie Ignites
The Genie Ignites
Girl meets genie. They fall in love. Girl gets killed. Genie
gets cursed. Three millennia later, she’s reincarnated as a smart, somewhat sardonic
21st century editor who can’t remember the great love of her existence. The genie
however, will never forget her and fully intends to reclaim her.
Nobody’s Angel
Book Two of the Zubis Chronicles will be released next month.
Nobody’s Angel
Twenty years ago Jake and Angie were the couple everyone wanted
to be. When they split, two halves of the same heart broke. With their high school
reunion looming, will they find their way back to each other or continue to be haunted
by what was?
Maneuvering through emotional minefields rates a 10 for difficulty
level, particularly when Angie lives the maxim: Time does not heal all wounds. And
Jake? Check the Wiki pic next to Pride comes before the fall. Yep, that’s him tripping
all over himself year after year.

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Our usual bright colored turquoise gem is missing today and
I have substituted a red ribbon in honor of World AIDS Day. Please visit http://worldaidsday.org for more
information on how you can help.
November on Romance Lives Forever saw twelve author
interviews, four character interviews, two book releases, and six articles, for
a total of twenty-five posts in a thirty day month. Here are the top five posts
(judging by page hits). There were ties at fifth place. I’m not surprised to
find that the five posts include two of the four character interviews. These
seem to be very popular with readers.
1. Salute
to Author Veterans
— featuring authors who served in the armed forces
2. Delaney
Diamond
– Author Interview
3. Kristina
Knight
– Character Interview
4. EM
Lynley
— Save Room for Ice Cream (article)
5. Tara
Lain
— Article
5. Jami
Davenport
— Character Interview
Special Mention this month for a unique post: Bellakentuky
for “Scifi: Matter of the Mind.” Worth a second read.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Ciar Cullen, Ivy
Bateman, Jane Wakely, June Kramin, KC Klein, Krystal Shannan, Margaret Lesh, Patricia
Yager Delegrange, Raine Delight, Sara Daniel, Sharon Hamilton, Susan Jaymes, Tina
Gayle, Toni Noel, Xavier Axelson

My thanks to all who took part this month.

Love at First Snow.

Jami Davenport, welcome to Romance Lives Forever.
Let’s talk about your book, Love at First Snow.
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Holiday Romance, Christmas Romance, Lunchbox Romance)
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Cover artist: Chris Keeslar
Length: 13,050 words
Heat rating: 3 out of 5
Tagline: A Christmas Miracle
Blurb:
Four years ago, NHL defenseman
Blake Daniels lost his entire family in a floatplane crash. This Christmas a snowstorm
and a small gray kitten will lead him to life, love, and a whole new shot at happiness.
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and
occupations?
Dr. Sarah Whitney (32) Veterinarian
Blake Daniels (34) Former NHL Hockey Player

Interview With Blake Daniels

Tell us about yourself. What
are you like?
For a long time, I was
driven and focused on my hockey career. After the tragedy four years ago in which
I lost my entire family, I spent the next four years floundering like a ship lost
at sea. My career went down the tank, and my personal life was even worse. Meeting
Sarah this Christmas changed all of that. Now I have a direction and a future that’s
bright. I’ll be opening a little bistro on one of the islands (San Juan Islands) because I love to cook.
What do you think is your strongest
point?
I think my kindness
to animals and others.
Do you have a weakness? (If
so, what do you think it is? What does your lover think it is? What does your enemy
think it is?)
I think my weakness
is my tendency to close up when things get tough and keep everything inside. I’m
pretty sure she’d agree with that, though she’s better at getting me to open up
than anyone else I’ve ever met except my mother. The only enemies I’ve ever made
were on the ice. They’d say I was a ruthless hockey player in my earlier days.
What drives you to do the things
you do? What makes you want to be the “good guy?”
I was raised by a loving,
caring family and parents who set a good example for me every day of their lives.
I constantly strive to be the son who would make them proud.
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What’s your favorite guilty
pleasure?
A naked Sarah and warm
chocolate fudge at the same time.
If you didn’t know how old you
were how old would you be?
About sixteen when I’m
with Sarah.
A biography has been written
about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
He overcame Tragedy
to Love Again
If money were not an object,
where would you most like to live?
Right where I am (Washington State’s
San Juan Islands)
What song would best describe
your life?
Garth Brooks’ “The Dance”
If you were a tool, what would
people use you to do?
I’d be a hammer because
I hope I’d be used to build things and make life better.
Picture yourself as a store.
Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold
there?
Definitely a grocery
store, but one that sold hard-to-find items and fresh produce.
As a child, what was your favorite
thing about school?
After the final bell
rang and going to hockey practice.
Tell us an embarrassing story
that has to do with a pet. If you have no pets, a story about a significant other
will do
.
My sister had a schnauzer
that had it in for me. One time at family reunion, he peed on my jeans’ leg. I never
noticed it but everyone else did. My brother managed to get it all on video.
If you came with a warning label,
what would it say?
Beware, this man will
seduce you with whispered promises and great food.

Please Fill in the Blanks as Blake

I love pizza with all meat.
I’m always ready for dinner and sex.
When I’m alone, I like to read or watch sports.
You’d never be able to tell, but I’m actually
pretty romantic.
If I had a halo it
would be surprising.
If I could go back and win the Stanley Cup I’d be
one happy man.
I can never forget because they meant
too much.

About the Author

An advocate of happy
endings, Jami Davenport writes sexy romantic comedy, sports hero romances, and equestrian
fiction. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber
husband, a Newfoundland
cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and
an opinionated Hanoverian mare.
Jami works in IT for
her day job and is a former high school business teacher and dressage rider. In
her spare time, she maintains her small farm and socializes whenever the opportunity
presents itself. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion,
it is the most beautiful place on earth.
Jami Davenport

Previous Books

Fourth and Goal (Book
1 in the Seattle
Lumberjacks Series)
Forward Passes (Book
2 in the Seattle
Lumberjacks Series)

Books Coming Soon

Down by Contact (Book
3 in the Seattle
Lumberjacks Series)

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