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Today I’m welcoming Pam Kimball to my blog. She’s fresh from a short stay on a “supposedly” deserted island for a Deluxe Fantasy Date and ready to share a little about herself, her life, and her experience.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
As you mentioned, I’m Pam Kimball, currently divorced, and getting ready to break loose and have some fun again after a very long, dry spell. Oh, and I absolutely LOVE movies!
Me, too, I mean I LOVE movies, especially tear-jerkers or with “hot” guys.
Pam, can you share a couple of random thoughts about yourself, something that will surprise your readers?
I have aspirations of becoming a film critic, but I’ve got to go back to school for that. And…oh, I love movies, but I’ve never seen Gladiator! And I love Russell Crowe. But no, never watched it.
A film critic? What fun!
Okay, you like movies and are thinking about going back to school. Can you share something about your daily life before the upheaval to your life?
Well, I live in Washington, DC, which is a great place to live. Always something going on. My friend Sue and I go out together on the weekends. We’re not big partiers–but we like to have a good time, though neither of us has dated much recently. I was hoping that would change after my 1Night Stand.
That sounds nice and tame, comfortable. So what upset your life and brought you into contact/conflict with Roger?
Well, I was given this great birthday present–it’s my birthday, did I tell you that? Well, my best friend Sue gave me a 1Night Stand Dating Service Deluxe Fantasy Date. I chose Pirates, because of Pirates of the Caribbean, you know? And I was on the way to find my pirate and I got stranded on this deserted island, just like Johnny Depp in Curse of the Black Pearl. Except it wasn’t exactly deserted. And it wasn’t exactly Johnny Depp who showed up. It was Roger, my ex-husband.
Awkward. What was your immediate reaction to seeing your ex?
I want my money back!
Understandable. Obviously you were annoyed that Roger got in the way of obtaining your goal.
Hell, yes! I wanted to be ravished by a pirate! Not Roger, who didn’t know the difference between making love and making a sandwich!
What a dream-shattering situation! What headaches/trials did you face in dealing with him?
Well, we got into a fight right off, which is typical. Then he wanted to make up by bringing me a bottle of Perrier, but wouldn’t give it to me until…well, let me say I had to show him a thing or two before I got my water.
Hmmm, my imagination is going wild about what you “had to show him.” Were there any other people who interfered in you reaching your goal?
Madame Eve herself! There was that whole fiasco with the pirates later on. (Throws up hands) It was harrowing to say the least.
Wow! Pirates? I’ve really got to read this story.
Back to Roger… Did you feel an immediate attraction to seeing him again? Or an immediate resistance?
Oh, it was a pretty immediate resistance. Within five minutes were fighting–just like old times.
This “dream date” definitely didn’t start off well. Who made the first compromise in at attempt to make peace in your relationship?
Well, I’d have to say it was Roger. He did bring the Perrier, even after I said some not very nice things about his lovemaking skills.
Resistance weakening, huh? When did the heat between you and Roger start firing up again?
Well, we ended up skinny-dipping instead of fishing for our dinner. And he has the most amazing butt…Anyway, he invited me back to his side of the island for dinner. The moonlight on the water, the torches flickering, the champagne–next thing I knew Roger had his tongue in my— Is it getting hot in here to you?
I can almost feel the “heat.” Did that complicate reaching your goal?
Yes and no. I reached my goal–several times. But not with the pirate I was expecting.
Clearly you struggled with seeing Roger again, with discovering new feelings for him. What led to the moment when you thought everything was lost between you two once more?
That happened a couple of times. I found out…well, maybe I shouldn’t go into that.
You’re probably right. Make the readers find out for themselves.
You did manage to make things work between you after some ups and downs. Would you go through all of that again?
Best two out of three? Absolutely! Who wants to mess with perfection?
Thanks for sharing some your story and I’m happy that you and Roger found each other again. Hopefully, this time will be forever. Now you can sit back and let me talk a bit with your author, Jenna Jaxon.
There’s just some creative spark within me that produces ideas that I simply have to write down. It’s a challenge, to see if I can do it better with each book I write.
I understand that need to write down these ideas that float around in our heads. I’m sure you will grow stronger with each new book.
What do you do to get away from the stress of writing?
I use writing to get away from the stress of the world! Writing–losing myself in a book I’m creating is the greatest rush! But my off-off time is spent reading.
Do you use a pen name? If so, why?
I do use a pen name because my profession would probably frown on the genre I write.
Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
Inspiration comes from anything, but most recently every song on the radio gives me an idea for another story. Chance phrases overheard. Bits of books left unexplored by the author. And sometimes the characters just start talking to me.
I agree, inspiration is all around us. I also snatch ideas from bits of songs I hear on the radio.
Do you have a regular writing process?
I grab the basic idea, then I plot it out in my head. Then I create a detailed outline then I start writing. I’m very linearly focused. I start at Chapter 1 and can’t write chapter 22 until I’ve created Ch. 21.
Do you hae some “words of wisdom” for other writers, especially new writers?
Write every day. Learn to take criticism. Don’t give up.
Good advice, especially about not giving up.
Now let’s talk some book specifics about Almost Perfect…
Title: Almost Perfect
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Length: 12K words
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Series: 1 Night Stand
Buy Link: Decadent Publishing
Buy Link: Amazon
Did you have a favorite character in this book?
Probably Pam, because she’s so brash sometimes and doesn’t always take time to think things through. And still she’s endearing.
Did you have a favorite scene?
My favorite scene is the last one, in the airport. I’m such a sucker for romance.
Will there be any sequels to this book?
I’m thinking about it. I’ve written one flash fiction piece for Christmas about Pam and Roger’s 1st Christmas, and plan one for Valentine’s day about when they met. I’d really like to do a sequel though. These two are such fun to write. J
5 STAR REVIEW from Ronda’s Review
“What a beautiful story! The story captivated me immediately as the story came alive on the page; it was as if I was watching a movie with the visually enhanced descriptions. The author’s smooth writing captured the characters emotions and feeling beautifully and had me feeling them as if I was one of the characters myself.
As I write this review I am still wiping the tears from my eyes thinking about the sadness and then crying even more for the happiness I felt in the end as I hug the book (my e-reader).”
Pamela Kimball’s birthday present, a 1Night Stand adventure, promises jump-start her life, put a new man in her bed, and help her forget her past. Unfortunately, movie-buff Pam’s Pirates of the Caribbean fantasy takes an alarming wrong turn when she’s abandoned on a not quite deserted island—with ex-husband Roger Ware.
Forced by hunger to accept Roger’s offer of dinner, Pam realizes the geek she married has transformed into one of the most charming, sexiest men she’s ever met. His newfound confidence—and hot body—re-kindles old fires. A simple kiss leads Roger to challenges her to discover how much his lovemaking skills have improved, leaving Pam torn between self-preservation and burning desire.
With time running out before they’re rescued, Pam must decide if her heart can survive the consequences of becoming Roger’s “almost” perfect 1Night Stand.
She inched into the lapping surf, searching for movement. Reflection off the water made this task harder than expected. Wasn’t the Caribbean supposed to be teeming with fish? Now that’s something she’d had a lot of instruction in. Almost every marooned-on-an-island movie had a scene where the heroine learned to catch fish. Six Days, Father Goose, Blue Lagoon. All you needed was your hands and patience. She could do this.
Pam waded out further then stopped just before the water hit her now dry shorts. “Not gonna to have a damp crotch all night.” The words reminded her of exactly what she had hoped for tonight. “But not from wet shorts!” She headed back to shore to remove and drape them next to her shirt. The bandeau was a different story. Still damp, even after several hours, and uncomfortable. Might dry better if not next to her skin anyway. “Screw it! Live dangerously.”
Standing as good as naked on the deserted beach, Pam smiled as the warm breeze caressed her bare body. The sense of being slightly naughty added to her delight in the sensual feel of the air as it dried her breasts. Her nipples peaked as the wind cooled them. She strutted down to the water’s edge to sink her toes in the sand, the salty tang in the air adding to the perfect moment.
“If you’re skinny dipping, you forgot to remove one very important piece of clothing.”
Pam whirled around. Roger stood on the beach behind her, a green bottle of Perrier in one hand. His gaze played up and down her naked torso and his salacious grin widened. “Mind if I join you?”
AUTHOR CONTACT INFO
Author Web Site: Jenna Jaxon
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