Love comes out of left field in the second novel in USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard’s sexy baseball-themed series…
Months of alternately flirting and bickering with Kilby Catfish catcher Mike Solo just turned into the hottest kiss of Donna MacIntyre’s life—and that’s a major league complication. Any hint of scandal could keep her from getting her son back from her well-connected ex. Then Mike comes up with a game-changing idea: a marriage proposal that could help win her case—even as it jeopardizes her heart.
Mike hasn’t been able to get the gorgeous, gutsy redhead out of his fantasies. The least he can do is fix the mess he helped create. Yet their engagement is quickly becoming about a lot more than doing the right thing. Because after swearing he’d never risk love again, Mike has found a passion that puts all his emotions in play, and a woman he’ll go to bat for again and again.
Jennifer Bernard has been gracious enough to stop by and answer a few fun questions. Keep reading for more about Jennifer!
BB: Thank you so much for stopping by Brooke Blogs, Jennifer! I’m excited to share a bit more about you with my readers.
JB: Hi Brooke, I’m so thrilled to be here!
BB: What does your writing space look like? Feel free to include photos!
JB: OMG, if you saw my writing space you’d either run screaming or book a flight to Alaska to put some order in my world! I’m not even kidding (well, maybe a little.) I live in a cabin in Alaska and we don’t have much extra space. However, the scenery is amazing, so I will show you the view from my computer.
BB: Wow! It’s breathtaking. Next question. What is your favorite part of being an author?
JB: My favorite part is the pure joy of those moments when an idea comes to me and gets me all jazzed up. When I can completely picture how the scene is going to play out, and it’s just a matter of coming up with the words to attach to it. Also, I love it when I read something over and it just really works and I imagine someone else reading it and being moved, or laughing, or tearing up. My goal as a writer is bring an ultimately happy experience to a reader, so imagining that result makes me smile.
BB: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
JB: I like to read things other people wrote – enjoying the hard work of others. 😉 Where we live in Alaska, there’s always something to do, such as smoking salmon or falling trees or canning sauerkraut. That sort of thing takes up a lot of time, but I also try to find time for my yoga obsession. Yoga is my cure for hunched-shoulder laptop syndrome. I’m not sure I could be a healthy writer without it.
BB: If you could write from anywhere in the world, where would you write and why?
JB: Oddly enough, I get some of my best writing done while on airplanes or waiting in airports. I’m weirdly productive during long plane journeys, which is a good thing since I live in Alaska and everything is a long trip. But I hate being uncomfortable, so if I could have a private plane with luxury accommodations that would fly around the world while I write, then touch down when I feel like a break, that might work really well for me. Do you think something like that exists?
BB: Do you have any interesting writing quirks? Any snacks/drinks you have to have or music that you listen to?
JB: Tea. And more tea. With just a little more sugar in it. Then another refill. I have to have my tea when I write! I prefer silence while I work, or at least nothing more than ambient noise. I’ve become expert at blocking out external sounds, which might actually become a safety issue at some point.
BB: Have you read any great books/authors lately? We’d love a recommendation!
JB: I’ve been on a YA, romantic suspense and thriller kick lately. The Short Drop by Matthew Fitzsimmons, Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, the Cold Justice series by Toni Anderson, the Gentry Boys by Cora Brent … that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I read a lot.
BB: Describe Caught by You in 3 sentences or less.
JB: Catcher Mike Solo and Donna MacIntyre have been flirting all season. Now that they’ve shared the hottest kiss of their lives, Donna’s in major league trouble with her powerful ex. Then Mike comes up with a game-changing idea: a marriage proposal that could help win her case—even as it jeopardizes her heart.
BB: What are you working on right now?
JB: I have two projects in the works. The first is a crossover collaboration with Erin Nicholas, called GETTING WOUND UP. It will be coming out in March 2016. Co-writing is so much fun! The other project is DRIVE YOU WILD, the 3rd book in the Love Between the Bases series. This one is about bad boy slugger Trevor Stark, who falls for the daughter of the team owner.
BB: Oh, I love Erin Nicholas! Her Sapphire Falls series is one of my favorites. I’m so excited for your collaboration! Thank you again for stopping by Brooke Blogs. Wishing you lots of success with Caught by You.
JB: Thank you so much!
About the Author
Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.
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