Jennifer St George, The Love Deception and Giveaway!

We have Australian author Jennifer St George and she's got a giveaway of her latest release, The Love Deception to one commenter!

Over to Jennifer now...

Do Professions matter?

 I love coming up with exciting professions for my characters.  In Seducing the Secret Heiress, the hero was a reality TV producer; The Convenient Bride features two hoteliers and the hero, Damon Fullbright and heroine, Felicity Carter of my current release, The Love Deception are both lawyers.

Romances feature all sort of professions. In the recent category romance novels I’ve read, the characters have included shipping tycoon, real estate billionaire, university professor, emergency rescue officer, architect, law enforcement officer and a couple of billionaires who don’t seem to work much at all.

A key part of the process is working out how to keep the hero and heroine together. You don’t want the hero having to spend all day at work, separated from the heroine or visa versa.

 Having lots of friends and relatives who are lawyers, it was fun chatting to them about life in a law firm as research for The Love Deception. The types of meetings they have, the work they do. It was also important to get the scene in the courtroom correct, so I researched the Australian appeal process to give the scene authenticity.  I’ve had a couple of comments that the court-room part of the story is very short, but I’ve been assured by people in the know that the scene could play out exactly as I’ve written it (thank goodness).

For my next book, I’m researching what it is like to work in an Orangutan Wildlife Sanctuary in Asia.  It’s such fun finding out little details that you can include in the story to add realism to the character’s lives.

 

The Love Deception

 

The Love Deception is my third novel with Destiny Romance. It combines legal intrigue, courtroom drama and a dash of exotic Barbados.

 

When Felicity Carter wakes up naked in a strange bed, she has no idea how she got there. And no recollection of meeting the gorgeous man calmly offering her breakfast. Felicity flees – hoping that their paths never cross again.
 The last thing she expects is to discover that her mystery man is Damon Fullbright, partner at the law firm where Felicity has just started work – and her new boss!

 

Damon is appalled to find the out-of-control young woman he rescued has been hired to work on his team. Apart from anything else, he doesn't need the distraction of a hot blonde with a barrel-full of issues. But one-by-one, Felicity blows all Damon’s preconceptions out of the water. When Felicity explosively reveals her dreadful secret, will he risk his reputation and trust her to discover the truth?

 

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Find Jennifer at:

 

w: www.jenniferstgeorge.com


t: https://twitter.com/JenStGeorge


blog: http://lovecatsdownunder.blogspot.com.au/

 

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I love to hear if there are any professions you enjoy reading about or ones that you feel just don’t work. One commentator will receive an e-copy of The Love Deception.

 

 

26 comments:

  1. Oooo... thanks for sharing Jennifer with us today, Nas! As always, a wonderful highlight! Her work looks wonderful.

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  2. Thanks so much, Morgan. It was a lot of fun writing The Love Deception.

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    1. Welcome to Romance Book Haven, Jennifer!

      Congratulations on the release of The Love Deception!

      Nas

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    2. Thanks so much for hosting me, Nas. It's lovely to be here!

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  3. I like hearing about the research you did, Jennifer. I can't think of an occupation I wouldn't read about. Nothing too violent, I guess.

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    1. I love doing research for my books, Theresa. Sometimes though it can be too much fun and it detracts from the actual writing!

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  4. I would love to visit an orangutan sanctuary! Love Deception sounds terrific!

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    1. Thanks, Shelly. I was inspired to write about an Organutan Santuary when a not-for-profit came to present about their work in Borneo. So very interesting.

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  5. Hearing about research is always very helpful to me. Great interview! Sounds like an awesome book :)

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah. I love doing research and hope it adds to my stories.

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  6. Great interview, Jennifer and Nas! Jennifer, The Love Deception sounds very fun!

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    1. Thanks, Maria. I had lots of fun writing it!

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  7. I love reading about characters with unusual careers. :)

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  8. I do too, Dana. I like researching usual careers. It's fun to step into someone else's shoes, even if it is only in my imagination!

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  9. Hi Jennifer. I have my fave authors in the M&Boon stories and my fave line was Sexy where you find alot of boardroom type people, the ones who are LOADED and jetting about the other side of the world. I enjoyed it because it was so far removed from my own reality broadening my romance books horizons Ive been reading about Dr's and Cowboys and I've come to the conclusion if the author writes a fab story it kind of doesnt matter what their profession is. I am looking forward to your new release because I havent read much about Lawyers and I imagine they'd be pretty intense... my fave type of characters.

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  10. I love M&B Sexy too and for the same reason, Tash. Yes, lawyers are intense, well at least my two lawyers are. I hope you like my new release as much as you enjoyed The Convenient Bride.

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  11. I can't imagine how crazy it would be waking up naked in an unfamiliar bed and having a gorgeous guy there to serve breakfast!

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  12. I know Sherry, it would be crazy. My heroine, Felicity is certainly completely thrown!!

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  13. Hi Jennifer, congrats on the new release.

    When I was a kid, there was a scientist in the Famous Five books and although he was one of the Famous Five's fathers, I was rather struck by the brilliant minded but forgetful character. When I grew up, I even maried a scientist.

    But I have yet to find a scientist as a hero in a romance novel. Have you? Would you be up for writing one, do you think?

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    1. Great idea, Maria. I did feature a scientist father in one of my unpublished books. My father is a research scientist, so I have lots of information about the job and they types of characters that are scientists (my Dad is your typical mad scientist!!). Yes, I think I'd be up for writing a scientist character one day.

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  14. Congrats on your new book... it sounds great. I love researching unique things for my books, so best of luck with your new story.

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    1. Thanks, tfwalsh. Researching is lots of fun isn't it. I have to be careful not to get too caught up in the research and keep myself focused on the writing.

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  15. Oh Felicity!?! What happened to you?! Oh dear!

    Yay for researching orangutans! How wonderful! Take care
    x

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  16. I was a bit nervous about writing about orangutans, Kitty!! I was wondering if people would be interested. You've given me some more confidence, thanks!

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  17. Congratulations to Sarah Allen. Please email me at nas_dean@ymail.com or contact Jennfer via her website. You've been chosen the winner of this contest.

    Thanks to all my friends for coming along!

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