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Fresh Pick / February 5, 2012

May 2009 On Sale: May 19, 2009 Featuring: Genna Hastings; J. J. Hennessy 320 pages ISBN: 0553592505 EAN: 9780553592504 Kindle: B00296SVRW Mass Market Paperback (reprint) $6.99  Add to Wish List Romance Contemporary Buy at For Super Bowl XLVI, one of our favorite football-related romances The Trouble With J.J. by Tami Hoag He was the wrong man at the wrong time for all the right reasons In this romantic, funny, and heartwarming classic novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag poignantly captures one eventful summer in the life of a woman facing the ultimate relationship dilemma. It took only one look for Genna Hastings to make up her mind about her new next- door neighbor, J. J. Hennessy. She knew his type all too well: Jared Jay Hennessy was tall and handsome, a man who thought he was God’s gift to women. From the pink flamingos dotting his front yard to the all-night boozy barbecues, he threatened to disrupt Genna’s peaceful summer off from teaching. But beneath his carefree smile and teasing nature, J.J. was a man as serious about the future as he was about Genna. He’d come to this quiet Connecticut town to change his life,…

Katee Robert | Embracing the Crazy
Author Guest / February 5, 2012

When I first began writing the book that would become QUEEN OF SWORDS, it was a completely different story. I had it in my head that I was going to write fairy tales in space. My heroine, Roselyn, was strong and curious and was perfect for a retelling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Except I never made past the halfway point. For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out what the issue was. I had my Alpha hero (the yumastic Boone) and my devious villain (the too-pretty, sadistic Kristian). I had a universe created, just waiting to be explored. The problem was my heroine. Oh, she was completely functional, but there was nothing about her that wowed me. I know there is a lot of talk about heroes—which ones drive us nuts, and which ones we would kidnap and tie up in our basements (er…maybe that’s just me). However, the thing that makes or breaks a story for me is the heroine. If I don’t love her and root for her, the book is dead in the water. My saving grace came in a somewhat unexpected form. I had just received a Nook for Christmas and…