Be Careful What You Wish For. . .
No-nonsense stuntwoman Isabella Douglas will do anything to stop an unwanted divorce and reclaim the happy life she had, even allow her old friend to concoct a magical spell to turn back time. But when the spell goes awry, Izzy finds herself trapped aboard a 1768 Caribbean pirate ship with a captain who’s a dead ringer for her sexy as sin husband, Ian. Convinced he’s playing a cruel joke, she’s furious – until she realizes he doesn’t know her or believe they’re married.
Captain Ian Douglas does not have time to deal with an insane woman who claims to be his wife; he has to save his kidnapped sister. But as Izzy haunts his dreams and fills him with erotic memories he can’t explain, he’s forced to admit he feels more than lust.
Trapped in a vicious cycle of past mirroring present, Izzy knows they only have days to find Ian’s sister and prevent disaster from striking a second time. If she doesn’t, their marriage will be destroyed again – along with the man she loves.
*A Chorus of "A Pirate's Life for Me"*
Tink: Hello, Cozies! The people of WannaLuvaPir’ate Beach decided that a hostile takeover was in order so Jack and I are now sailing the high seas. And may I just say that it’s very warm here ;)
The Black Pearl now boasts a wet bar, thanks to some canoodling with the captain from yours truly. You're welcome! Jennifer, if you were a mixed drink what would you be and why?
Tink: If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring only one of each of the following…what would they be? Person? Song? Book?
Song: I can’t pick one song!!! The reason I can’t is because I listen to so many different types of music – all depending on what I’m in the mood for.
Book: Hmmmm. I’d take One Night With A Prince by Sabrina Jeffries.
Tink: What would be the name of your pet gourd?
Jennifer: Bond. James Bond.
Tink: Now for a bit about your book. If you wrote to music, what would be this book’s theme song?
Jennifer: The song I used when I was writing Twice in a Lifetime was Crazy Girl by The Eli Young Band. If you hear it and have read the book, it’s just the perfect theme.
Tink: What are the first words your hero speaks to your heroine (or vice versa)?
Jennifer: Izzy to Ian: “What in the hell are you doing?”
Tink: Would you define your hero as an alpha or a beta? Why?
Jennifer: Oh, Alpha. I always write Alphas – or as I like to call them, Balphas. Because I love really strong men, but they have to have a soft, snuggly side….even tho’ they hide it most of the time.
Tink: Does your hero prefer to wear boxers, briefs, a kilt? Or commando? ;)
Jennifer: Oooooh. Commando.
Tink: What is your heroine’s idea of the perfect date?
Jennifer: She and the hero, Ian, snuggled on a chaise lounge on their deck, watching the stars and drinking a glass of wine.
Tink: What is your favorite thing about each character?
Jennifer: Izzy: Her stubbornness.
Ian: His loyalty and the depth of love he has for Izzy.
Tink: More seriously, what was your biggest challenge crafting this story or these characters?
Jennifer: Making the time travel – and reason for the time travel – logical. I’m big on logic. LOL
Tink: Now for a more in-depth look at the author… I will now ask you a round of nosy and nonsensical questions developed by Bernard Peevo and used by James Lipton on Inside the Actor’s Studio…. Brace yourself… What sound or noise do you love? Hate?
Jennifer: Love a gurgling stream or lapping waves. Hate high pitched noise.
Tink: What’s your favorite curse word?
Jennifer: Ummm. I’m afraid I drop the F*bomb.
Tink: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Jennifer: Oh, well, if you’ve read my Bio, I’ve tried several that I wanted to. I have a kind-of career bucket list. But I still want to be a Room Stager (someone who stages houses or rooms before a real estate open house)
Tink: What profession would you not like to participate in?
Jennifer: Roofer or high-rise window cleaner. I’m terrified of heights/ladders.
Tink: Now for a sneak peak from Twice in a Lifetime….
Her fingers threaded in his thick hair as she traced his mouth with the tip of her tongue. “Kiss me.”
He hesitated, then groaned and covered her lips in a breath stealing kiss. Hot, wet, silky. Her nipples hardened, ached for his touch, the tug of his fingers, the pull of his mouth.
“Touch me.” She pressed a kiss to his throat, then licked his collarbone. “I need your hands on me.”
He grunted and slid his hands down her back. Rough palms gripped her cheeks, grinding her against his erection. His gaze burned through her as he moved his thigh between her legs.
“Yes. Please.” She tilted her hips, rubbing, needing release more than air. “Oh, God, yes.” Desire roared through her, the ache building. Building. The orgasm so . . .damned. . .close.
A sharp knock sounded at the door. “Captain? The men are ready to go ashore.”
Ian pulled back and swallowed hard, his expression hungry, his heart thumping against her breast.
“Yes. Yes, I’ll be right there.” His heavy lidded gaze skimmed her body. Possessive. Aroused. Regretful as he set her aside.
Her mind crawled to process what was happening while her body was doused with disappointment. “You’re still going?”
He raked through his hair, then nodded. “We need provisions before sailing for Jamaica. I’ll only be a few hours.” He stepped to the door, but turned and pinned her with a hard stare. “But when I return . . .”
“Yes?” Her heart thumped in anticipation of some explicit description of what he would do to her. Oh, but his tongue was naughty in all the right ways.
“. . . I expect an explanation.”
Izzy drooped against the door, her thoughts racing even though her legs collapsed. This was going to be the shortest second chance in history.
Tink: And the questions Jack and his merry band of buccaneers have been waiting all day to ask…. If you could choose anyone (real or fictional) to be the captain of your, er, ship…who would it be?
Jennifer: Capt. Jack Sparrow
Tink: Excellent answer! Which savvy piece of the Caribbean would you most like to take home?
Jennifer: You know that gorgeous island Capt. Jack is marooned on ….the one with all the rum? I don’t need to take it home, I could just move there. With Jack for company, of course. :)
Tink: Would you rather take your chances with a zombie, a mermaid, or Blackbeard?
Tink: And most importantly – Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, or Commodore Norrington?
Jennifer: Ohhh, Capt. Jack all the way!
Tink: Jennifer, our captain would like me to invite you to share his quarters while you are aboard the Pearl as his guest of honor. He would also like to reserve the right to call you his "love." I'm more than a little jealous :) Now back to you, Cozies. This is Tink and Jack and all the rest in the Caribbean signing off….
Jennifer was kind enough to offer a giveaway for today’s guests. By commenting to today’s post and answering the following question before midnight EST tomorrow, you will be entered to win an ebook edition of Twice in a Lifetime:
What is your favorite part or line from the Pirates of the Carribean?