Hi. Sandra here. It’s my day on our blog, and I would like to introduce you to my good friend and critique partner, Jenny Holiday. Jenny’s debut novel, SAVING THE CEO, released last week. It’s a fabulous story, the first of three in the 49th Floor series. If you like your heroes hot and sexy, you’ll love Jack. Also, the book if full of laugh out loud moments.
Jenny Holiday started writing at age nine when her fourth grade teacher gave her a notebook and told her to start writing stories. That first batch featured mass murders on the loose, alien invasions, and hauntings. From then on, she was always writing, often in her diary, where she liked to decorate declarations of existential angst with nail polish teardrops. Later, she channeled her penchant for scribbling into a more useful format, picking up a PhD in geography and then working in PR. Eventually, she figured out that happy endings were more fun than alien invasions.
He’s making a list…and breaking every rule on it
Real estate mogul Jack Winter has rules. Lots of rules. After all, a man doesn’t build an empire without a little discipline. And on page one of the rulebook? Don’t sleep with your employees. Especially when there’s a multimillion dollar real estate deal at stake…
Luckily for Jack, Cassie James isn’t really his employee. She’s a hot bartender who just happens to be the math genius he needs, and if they share a wicked chemistry? Well, that’s just a sexy little perk. So they strike a deal: Cassie helps Jack with the merger. And until the deal goes through at Christmas, they can indulge every impulse they desire.
But the more rules Jack makes, the more he seems to break…
She scrambled under the covers, the cold air causing gooseflesh to rise—she was a little bit nervous now that the wave of mindless lust had receded. What did he think now that he’d seen all of her—her soft belly, her thighs, which, although they were nicely shaped, would never be called slender? She’d never wanted to be a ballerina, to use the term he’d invented, but she was aware that she deviated a bit from what most men would consider ideal. He’d gone back to his clothes. She didn’t expect him to stay the night, but was he really going to leave now?
“Ah,” he said, hand emerging from where it had been rifling through his jeans pocket. He’d fished out his phone. The alcove that held the bed was exactly sized to accommodate the double mattress, so getting into bed meant mounting it from the foot. He hurled himself up and executed a belly flop that made her laugh and roll out of the way.
He scrolled through his phone. “Still hungry, I presume?”
“I could eat an entire cow,” she declared. It was true. She started thinking about what she had in the house.
He put the phone to his ear. “Hi. I’d like to order a pizza for delivery.” Mmmm. Pizza sounded perfect. He rattled off her address. “Extra large. Now, might you have a pizza that comes with an entire cow?” She threw a pillow at him. “No? Really?” He put his hand over the mouthpiece and whispered, “Amateurs. What do you want?”
“Pepperoni,” she said. “And mushrooms.”
He repeated her preferences into the phone. “And extra cheese?” He raised his eyebrows at her questioningly and she nodded. “Anything else?” he whispered. “Salad?”
She shook her head.
“Good girl,” he said. “Tiramisu?”
She burrowed under the covers and watched him complete the transaction. After he threw his phone aside, he turned and narrowed his eyes at her. There’s good news and bad news.”
“Well, let’s have the bad first—isn’t that how you’re supposed to do it?”
“They’re not going to be here for an hour—Saturday night rush.”
“And the good news?”
He grinned. “They’re not going to be here for an hour.”
What’s next for Jenny Holiday?
Well, 2015 is going to be a busy year for me! Next up is book two in the 49th Floor series, due out in February. Then I have a regency trilogy coming out starting in March. These books are about ahead-of-their time social reformers who get mixed up with spies. I’ll wrap up 2015 by returning to the 49th Floor series—the last instalment is due out in November of 2015. Then I’ll probably go take a really, really long nap!
Trivia Question What rule is on page one of Jack Winter’s rule book?