Wednesday, February 8, 2012

14 Days of Romance: Paty Jager

14 Days of Romance continues today with author Paty Jager, whose latest release, Logger in Petticoats, is available now from Amazon….

I have a toss-up between two of my favorite romance novels. They both had heroines that were at war with themselves and that was the emotional element that drew me in like a hog to a mud wallow.

LaVyrle Spencer’s historical western, Hummingbird, about a steadfast spinster who tries above all else to keep up appearances finds herself taking care of a man she believes is a train robber.  She finds herself doing inappropriate retaliations to the man’s teasing and tormenting. And she finds herself drawn to him in what she considers a most unladylike way.  Her inner turmoil with herself and her infatuation with a man she believes is bad made this book a standout story for me. Abigail and Jesse’s dance of seduction won me over to historical romance.

The other book that lured me in and gave me the nudge to write romance was Nora Robert’s Born of Fire.  I’ve read the whole trilogy several times over. But the first book, Maggie’s story was the one that drew me into the Irish country and held me there with Maggie’s stubbornness and intensity.  She and Rogan are like oil and water, yet when they come together it’s a combustible relationship that holds high regard for each others talents.

My latest release Logger in Petticoats is the fifth book in the Halsey Series. All my heroines are strong willed and stubborn. Kelda in Logger in Petticoats is no exception. She wants to work in the woods rather than in the cookhouse with her mother, but the new boss, Hank Halsey believes a woman in the woods would be a distraction.  While he sees her as a woman who should be respected she sees herself as a woman who can do anything a man can and quite often better.  But they find a kinship in their need to honor their families.

Here’s a sneak peek into Logger in Petticoats….

Hank Halsey believes he’s found the perfect logging crew—complete with cooks—until he discovers Kelda Nielson would rather swing an axe than flip eggs. As he sets out to prove women belong in the kitchen, he’s the one in danger of getting burned.

Strong and stubborn, Kelda Nielsen grew up falling trees, and resents any man who believes she’s not capable, until Hank. He treats her like a lady and has her questioning what that means.

As Kelda and Hank’s attraction builds, she hires a cook so she can sneak out and work in the woods. But will her deceit ruin her chance at love or will hardheaded Hank realize it’s more than his love that puts a sparkle in Kelda’s eye?

Thanks for sharing your favorite romances with us today, Paty! I love Nora’s Irish trilogy, too. Readers, you can find out more about Paty and her books at her website. Purchase Logger in Petticoats in Kindle, Smashwords, or Nook….


Paty Jager said...

Thank you for having me here today!

Callie said...

Hmm, Paty two of my favorite authors as well, but I missed those. Best of luck with your book, too. It's been on my tbr list for a while now. Hope to get to it soon.

Vicki Batman said...

Thank you for sharing your favorites. I've always heard about Hummingbird and somehow, have never read it. Read the Nora book long ago.

My favorite romance is Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. And mine!

Paty Jager said...

Hi Callie! These are the two authors I read before I became serious about writing romance.

Hi Vicki! Jude Deveraux has several good romances too! I can't remember the title of one about a traveling actress. Loved that one!

Molly Daniels said...

I LOVE Hummingbird and Born in Fire:) But my two fave LS book is Separate Beds, and NR book would be a toss up between the Sisters trilogy and the Key trilogy.

I also love Jude Deveraux; The Dutchess is my all time fave of hers:)

Paty Jager said...

Hi Molly!
I also loved November of the Heart by LS and the MacGregor books by NR.