Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Promo & Tour: A Shot at Love by Peggy Jaeger

Title: A Shot at Love
Author: Peggy Jaeger
Genre/Age: Contemporary Romance/Adult
Series: Will Cook for Love (Book Two)
Publisher: Lyrical Press
SynopsisNothing’s impossible when love is on the menu. In Peggy Jaeger’s luscious series, the only thing more tempting than a delicious meal is a truly delectable romance . . .
Look for exclusive recipes in each book! 

Photographer Gemma Laine is looking for arresting faces on the streets of Manhattan when her camera captures something shocking—a triple murder. In that moment, she becomes a target for the mob—and a top priority for a very determined, breathtakingly handsome, FBI special agent. With deadlines to meet and photo shoots on her calendar, Gemma chafes at the idea of protection, but every moment she spends under his watchful eye is a temptation to lose herself in his muscular arms . . .

With two of his men and one crucial witness dead, Special Agent Kyros Pappandreos can’t afford to be distracted. But Gemma is dazzling—and her connection to Kandy Laine’s high-profile cooking empire makes her an especially easy mark for some very bad people. Keeping her safe is much more pleasure than business, but as the heat between them starts to sizzle, Ky is set to investigate whether they have a shot at love . . .

A woman stood next to the vehicle, a cell phone at her ear, her back to him. Tall, maybe as tall as him, and slender, her back tapered down to a miniscule waist, her legs clad in tight, faded jeans. When she turned Ky almost stopped midstride, the questions he intended to grill her with jumping out of his head. His breath caught as he simply stared at the loveliest woman he’d ever seen.

Hair the color of midnight, straight as a board, fell to just below her shoulders, blowing back from her face in the gentle afternoon breeze. Blunt, chopped bangs, fringed a pair of large, bright blue eyes. Plump, coral colored lips moved as she spoke into the phone and for a brief, hot second, Ky wondered if they’d taste as delicious as they looked.

Her gaze stayed on him as she spoke.

“I’ve gotta go,” she said into the phone. “Yeah. I’ll call when I’m done. Love you, too.”

“Miss Laine?”

She tucked the phone into her back pocket.

“I’m Special Agent Pappandreos. I need to speak with you about what you saw.”

“Special Agent?” Those delicate brows furrowed under her bangs. “Like, FBI?”

Jesus, where does a woman get a voice like that? Whiskey laced with honey and rolled into one smooth pitch.

Five Favorite Movie Scenes
by Peggy Jaeger

Note from Dawn: Images added by me!

This is a fabulous topic!!!!
In no particular order, here they are:

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The CUE CARDS scene from LOVE ACTUALLY. When Mark confesses how much he wants to be with Juliet by using cue cards and piping in Christmas Carolers in the background so her boyfriend won’t here what’s going on, I wanted Juliet so badly to leave her boyfriend right them and there!!! What a wonderful way for Mark to “say” he loved her.

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The first time Captain Brandon ever sees Marianne Dashwood in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. She is across a room playing the pianoforte and singing. Brandon slowly comes into the room to listen and when he catches a view of her for the first time, you can actually see and watch him fall instantly in love with her. I lovelovelove that scene. And of course, the fact that Alan Rickman was Brandon was frosting on the cake for me!

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The “Give her the shot!” Scene from TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. Throughout the entire movie we have watched Aurora go through a suitcase of emotions – most of them practiced and fake. In this one scene you see every raw and unfiltered thought and emotion flowing through her. She wants her daughter’s pain to end. Now. Right now. And she will not listen to anyone tell her to wait, that it isn’t time for the medication to be administered. Her daughter is in pain and she needs relief. Now. No questions asked, no excuses given. When she says “thank you,” at the end of the scene, the audience realizes just how far she is willing to go for her daughter – to the extent that she loses her s**t completely - because she loves her daughter so very much. I think in this scene, Aurora is every mother, everywhere, when their child is in pain.

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Cosmo’s Moon scene from MOONSTRUCK. Loretta and Ronnie have just made love and she walks to the window to see a big bright perfect moon high in the sky. For Ronnie, the perfection of the moon mimics Loretta’s perfection to him.

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The “get Mom to the hospital to have the baby scene” from the original Yours, Mine and Ours starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. As Frank Beardsley tries to get his overly pregnant wife, Helen North Beardsley to the hospital to have their first child together, but their collective 20th kid, Louise, Helen’s daughter, needs desperately to speak to her mother about a boy problem. Frank navigates his wife out the door and helps his stepdaughter by telling her that the true measure for a woman to tell if a man loves her is not how he makes her feel after a night of physical love, but how he sticks with her through sick kids, cars pools, sibling fights, and slammed doors. Mortgage payments, tv dinners, and back to school shopping. That’s love, he tells her. Pure and simple. I lovelovelove that!!!!

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

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 is 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.


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