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May 25

Get To Know Jacquie Biggar

I am pleased to welcome my friend and critique partner, Jacquie Biggar. Should also add JABBIC winner!

myselfTell us where were you born, Jacquie. A small town in west central Alberta, Canada. It was the kind of place where no one locked their doors and kids rode bikes up and down the neighborhood streets. Unfortunately, by the time my daughter came around times were changing, the oil boom had hit the area and with it a transient crowd.

What do you like most about where you live now? The beauty of ocean and mountains combined with a rich flora and fauna setting.

What’s your favorite season? Spring, it says promise to me. Plants grow lush and green with a multitude of flowers decorating their branches. Birds sing and new fawns are born, it’s a beautiful time to be alive.

Do you have any personal heroes/heroines? My daughter is my heroine. She’s a single mom dealing with a type 1 Diabetic son while putting herself through university striving for double majors on chemistry and biology. And she’s been on the Dean’s list every year so far! Pretty darn inspirational.

What is the worst job you ever had? Cleaning hotel rooms. You don’t realize how disrespectful people can be until you have to clean up behind them.

Do you have any hobbies? I love flower gardening, and living on an island I get plenty of time to enjoy it.

What is your feeling about social media? Love? Hate? Beneficial? I actually like social media. It gives me a chance to have casual conversations and make friends with a variety of people from all over the world. That’s amazing, isn’t it?

Tell us something you are really good at. Gardening. My roses make me happy.

Can you confide something you’re not good at?  Patience. I’m a very impatient person, especially with my family. I wish I had more tolerance- I’m sure my daughter does too!

You could have fooled me, Jacquie. You’re one of the most patient people I know. Do you like animals? Pets? I love horses, though I’ve never had one. I’m also a cat person and currently have a tortoiseshell who rules the house and a German Shepherd who listens to her, lol

What do you enjoy most/least about being a published author? The thrill of seeing my books for sale on big vendor sites never gets old, it’s a dream come true. The downside to that is learning the business of promotion. If you don’t, your books will disappear and no one will find you.

How do you deal with writer’s block? I generally have more than one book on the go at once, so if I’m stuck on one I try the other. It usually works.

Where do you find inspiration for your stories? Mostly I get ideas from current news stories. Something about a certain story will trigger the what-if bug and away I go!

JacquieBiggar_SummerLovin800Tell us about your latest release. I LOVE the cover. Summer Lovin’ is the fifth book in my Wounded Hearts series and is appearing for the first time in the multi-author box set Summer Heat: Love on Fire

Blurb:

Mitch Taylor and Rebecca Sorenson share a secret.

Rebecca’s job as secretary of Cascade Elementary, the same school she attended as a child, is rewarding. She has a great group of friends, many of whom are married now. And if sometimes she wished it were her up there in that sparkling white dress…

Except, wait—she did get to wear bridal white. Granted, it was a slinky party dress and the justice of the peace was Elvis in a gold lame jacket, but still, the deed was done.

She’d tied the knot.

Mitch Taylor doesn’t do regrets. It would be a waste of energy bemoaning the mistakes he’d made in his life. The end of his promising football career taught him nothing in life was a guarantee.

Like love.

What were the chances two people from the same po-dunk town in Washington would end up together in a nightclub in Las Vegas? A few too many drinks later, a hasty ceremony performed by the king of rock ‘n’ roll, and they’d been hitched. The night that followed lived on in his dreams, but when he’d woken the next morning she was gone.

Can these two mismatched lovers find a way past their mistakes, or will they keep their lonely hearts forever guarded?

Do you enjoy writing series? I like the continuity that happens in a series. Readers get to know a town or setting and invest in the characters and their lives.

Buy links
SummerHeat_BoxSet_LRGSummer Heat – Love on Fire
: 16 Bestselling, 16 all-new romances guaranteed to make your blood run hot! Only 99c.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C68B7W8
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BN UK: http://bit.ly/SuHBNUK
Kobo purchase: http://bit.ly/SuHKb
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/SuHtGdR
SummerHeatAuthors.com: http://bit.ly/1oI4s7c
Summer Heat Release Party FB: https://business.facebook.com/events/246899868978700/

Excerpt

Rebecca was in Hell.

What other explanation could there be for the reappearance of Mitch in her life when she’d worked so diligently to avoid him for the best part of eighteen hundred and eighteen days—not that she was counting.

The divorce papers sitting on the desk at home were burning a hole through her brain, making her ache with things she dared not admit.

He looked amazing, by far the handsomest man in a room full of fine-looking men. His white dress shirt emphasized the breadth of those impossibly wide shoulders, honed to steel by years of honest manual labor. But then she’d always admired that about him. When his football career had come to an abrupt end he could have turned to a bottle and no one would have faulted him for it. Instead he picked himself up, went to a community college, got his welding ticket, and opened a business. Now his work was often sought after from all over the state and his shop had grown from a backyard garage to a fully equipped warehouse on a prime piece of Tidal Falls land. Mitch Taylor was a local success story.

He grasped her hand and she reluctantly followed his lead across a floor now packed with swaying bodies. He didn’t stop until they reached a shadowed alcove off to one side of the stage. When he turned and held out his arms she stepped forward like a lamb, letting his jacket drop onto a nearby chair. The moment his arms wrapped around her and his calloused fingers found the bare skin of her lower back, Becky knew she was in trouble.

Her startled gaze rushed upward and tangled in the molten heat of his amber eyes. The light and shadows created by their surroundings turned his face lean and mysterious and oh-so-hypnotic. Someone bumped into them but she barely noticed, she was so caught up in his aura. It had been like this before—in Las Vegas.

Rebecca tried to pull away, her heart beating double time, an out-of-sync counterpoint to the drums playing on stage. Mitch simply tugged so that she had to grasp the front of his shirt to keep from falling—not that he would have let her. There were many things about Mitch Taylor that bothered her, but she never doubted his kindness.

He bowed his head and rested his cheek against her temple and his voice rumbled through her soul. “It’s just a dance, sweetheart. What are you afraid of?”

Everything.
Him.
Herself.

Bio:

Jacquie writes Romantic Suspense with tough, alpha males who know what they want, until they’re gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them that what they really need is love.

She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happy-ever-afters.

Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can’t function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. 🙂

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  1. Reggi Allder

    Hi Jacquie, my critique buddy loved reading this. BTW, you are always patient and supportive. : )
    Anyone who reads your book is in for a good time!!
    Best wishes with your latest venture!

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Thanks Reggi! Our critique group means the world to me.
      Take care, my friend 🙂

  2. Jacquie Biggar

    Thank you for having me on the blog today, Anna. I’m happy to share the exciting news that Summer Heat is a bestseller!
    Today is a good day 🙂

    1. Anna Markland

      great to have you as my guest.

  3. Laverne Bellemare

    love reading interviews Anna, gives good insight into an authors creativeness.

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Thank you for checking out Anna’s blog, she’s a gem!

  4. Ros

    Congratulations on another release, Jacquie! And on the JABBIC! Love your new cover, too.

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Hi Ros, thank you for dropping by! Very happy with the JABBIC 🙂 This cover is so cute, love the groom thinking he can get away, lol

  5. Marian Lanouette

    Shared.

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Hi Marian, thank you so much!

  6. Jacqueline Seewald

    Hello Jacquie from another Jacquie!

    An interesting interview and congrats on your latest novel. Like you, I enjoy reading and writing romance novels. Best wishes.

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Hi Jacqueline, that’s my full name too 🙂 Thanks, I hope you’ll give Summer Heat a try!

  7. Mimi Barbour

    Totally enjoyed the interview. You’re so right about the promotion part of the business – sure takes away from the writing. Scary thing is – I’m getting to like the challenge…..oh oh!! :-)))))

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Lol, you pave the way for the rest of us 🙂 Thanks for all that you do, Mimi!

  8. Angelique Armae

    Great post and great book!

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Hi Angelique, thanks for taking the time from busy promotions to stop by the blog! That’s the best part of these collections, the new friends we make along the way 🙂

  9. vicki batman

    Jacquie! this is so adorable and so is the cover. In fact, I want a piece of cake NOW!!! Congratulations on the set.

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Lol, thanks Vicki. I actually got the idea from a wedding cake show on television, lol

  10. Sylvie Grayson

    Hi Jacquie,
    Loved the interview. I didn’t know you were impatient – you hide it very well! Good luck with the release, that’s very exciting to have such a great bunch of romances bundled for release.
    Love the cover of Summer Lovin’
    Best, Sylvie Grayson

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Hi Sylvie, thanks for saying I hide it well, my family will be happy to know I’m sociable in public 🙂

  11. Melissa Keir

    It is always wonderful to get to know a friend a little better! 🙂 All the best!

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Hi, Melissa, I count the day I met you a blessing!

  12. Joanne Guidoccio

    Hi Jacquie, Enjoyed learning more about you. Good luck with your release! 🙂

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Hi Joanne, thanks for stopping by. I’m learning so much from these ladies, 🙂

  13. Shereen Vedam

    Congratulations on the JABBIC win. And great to get to know you a little better. Your daughter sounds amazing, which tells us even more about her mother. 🙂

    Good luck with the new release!

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Thanks Shereen, and yes, she is rather wonderful 🙂

  14. Jeannie

    Great post! Sharing ❤️

    1. Jacquie Biggar

      Thanks, Jeannie, your awesome support means a lot!

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