I love getting to know authors better. I like to know about their books and writing process, but then also more about who they are as a person. Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance author who has also dabbled a little bit in the children’s book world. She has a long history of writing and her newest book Can’t Stand the Heat is coming on April 3, 2018. She took some time out of her busy schedule to stop by the blog today to let us get to know her a little bit better, with a 10 Things You Don’t Know About list. You also have a chance to check out an excerpt from the book and then can enter a giveaway for a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card. Leave her a comment and also follow the rest of her book tour for more chances to win!
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10 Things You Don’t Know About Peggy Jaeger
I have a similar list on my website under my bio, but there really are waaaaay more than 10 things, so I’ll include some new ones here.
- When I’m alone I sing like I’m performing on a stage in front of hundreds of thousands of “fans.” I channel my inner Barbara/Madonna/Beyonce and belt out and dance my self silly, my round hairbrush as my microphone.
- I’m addicted to social media. If you check out my blog at peggyjaeger.com you’ll see at the end of every post a list of places on SM you can find me.
- I read my dialogue out loud – even the love/sex scenes – so I can make sure the words ring true and sound good.
- I’m a skin care junkie. Truly. Every single new product that comes out on the market that is for “aging skin,” I buy and try.
- I like rap.
- During the winter I tend to hibernate for days on end.
- I bite my nails
- I’m deaf in my left ear and have just recently finally buckled down and stared wearing a hearing aid
- I’m very judge-y
- I have an addiction to The Real Housewives franchise on Bravo. A serious one. Like, I need professional help.
Can’t Stand the Heat
With three successful TV series under her belt, including her cousin Kandy’s, executive producer Stacy Peters is ready to helm her own show. But to make that happen, she has to do her network boss one favor first—spend two months on a ranch in Montana wrangling the notoriously difficult director of Beef Battles. Apparently, he eats producers for breakfast. Yet all Stacy can think when she meets the lean, rugged man is how hungry he makes her . . .
Dominic Stamp—Nikko to his very few friends—has had enough interference from TV newbies. And when Stacy climbs out of the car in Montana, he’s not convinced she’s even old enough to drive, much less produce his show. But he can’t deny that the long-legged blonde with the stubborn will and the dazzling smile whets his appetite. And as Stacy proves her talent with the crew and the budget alike, Nikko vows to prove to her that love is on the menu for both of them .
Read an excerpt from Can’t Stand the Heat:
This couldn’t be the new executive producer.
She looked like an intern, barely out of college, not the seasoned television producer Teddy Davis had emailed him about.
The one he’d emailed back saying he neither wanted nor needed.
Hair the color of champagne fell just below her shoulders in a soft cascade of waves and ripples. Even in the heat and humidity engulfing them it looked fresh. Her face was a perfect
heart, a tiny dip in the center of the hairline bifurcating her brow into two perfectly aligned sections, her flawless chin falling into a delicate point. She had one hand out to shake his, the other shading her eyes from the strong and harsh afternoon sun, but underneath her fingers he was able to make out a pair of sloe-shaped eyes in a deep, forest green.
Taller than average but small boned, her legs took up most of the lissome body. With her lips held together in a tight line, she reached him.
“I’m Stacy Peters, Mr. Stamp.”
He stopped and planted his feet, his gaze shifting to her outstretched hand and then back up to her face without taking it. Her eyes narrowed into a determined glare and it looked as if she wasn’t going to back down until he shook it. With reluctance, he did.
Like the rest of her, her fingers were narrow and thin as they coiled around his.
A blast of heat instantly warmed and calmed his entire body like a few shots of his favorite Irish whiskey did after a rough and painful day. The subtle aroma of vanilla floated to him, filling his senses with the sweet fragrance. The persistent, throbbing ache in his left leg the liquor helped chase away was momentarily forgotten with his hand rooted in hers.
Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and
characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.
Tying into her love of families, her children’s book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.
Peggy holds a master’s degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer’s Disease during her time running an Alzheimer’s in-patient care unit during the 1990s.
In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.
In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader’s Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and was a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.
A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.