TWRP BLOG TOUR - Day Three : Meeting Your Significant Other

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
WELCOME to the third day of TWRP's Valentine Blog Tour. Leave a comment on any of the blogs to enter to win a weekly prize. (other blogs on the tour listed below). But first, give it up for.....

Jennifer Jakes!!

Meeting My DH

Long, long ago, (or about 18 years) in a land far away (or about 3 hours depending on traffic) – a land full of Blizzards (the edible kind because the land was Dairy Queen) – a lonely maiden (lonely, yes – maiden, eh, not so much) spied her white knight as he arrived on his trusty steed (OK, it was an 18-wheeler…………….)

Wait. Stop. This is getting too difficult. Here’s the real story.

I was the manager of a Dairy Queen in a small town. Twice a week our supply truck came down from the city. One day one of the workers came up front all breathless to tell me I had to come see the new driver because he was gorgeous. So I casually walked back to the freezer and Wow! – yes, he was gorgeous. When our eyes met it was truly one of those zinger moments. So like the intelligent (translation – scared stupid) woman I was, I ran. Not literally. I had to work. But since I’d been burned so many times before by good-looking, smooth-talking men, I decided then and there I didn’t want the gorgeous delivery man. (No matter how badly I did)

One problem with that plan. Turns out he wanted me. And he was persistent. No matter how many times I shot him down. No, you didn’t, you think. OK, an example is in order. We had been playing the cat and mouse game for about 3 months. One day he comes inside, looking all sexy with his clip-board and dark hair and hazel eyes and………….Oh, sorry. Anyway, he stops at the office door and asked, “What do you want first? The frozen food, the dry goods – or me?” Without blinking I answered, “The frozen.”

Ouch! But he still didn’t give up. And after a couple more months I realized he wasn’t trying to be a silver tongued devil, laying on the charm. He was just friendly. And a goof-ball. (He still is by the way). But he was honest and sweet and funny. And so loyal that I wonder if he’s part canine. After a string of cheater boyfriends, this man was exactly what I needed. So I did what any intelligent woman would do. I stopped running and let him catch me;)

So I have a question for all the readers today. What is it about your significant other that makes him (or her) perfect for you?


After trying several careers—everything from a beautician to a dump truck driver—Jennifer finally returned to her first love, writing. Maybe it was all those Clint Eastwood movies she watched growing up, but in her opinion there is no better read than a steamy western historical.

Married to her very own hero, she lives on fifteen acres along with two beautiful daughters, two elderly horses, two spoiled cats and two hyper dogs.

During the summer she does Civil War re-enacting and has found it a great research tool, not to mention she has continued appreciation for her microwave and hot water heater.

Join her at her:

Facebook: Jennifer Jakes
Twitter: @erotichistory

Jennifer is the author of:


He rode into town to buy supplies, not a woman.

For hunted recluse Rafe McBride, the raven-haired beauty on the auction block is exactly what he doesn't need. A dependant woman will be another clue his vengeful stepbrother can use to find and kill him. But Rafe's conscience won't let him leave another innocent's virginity to the riff-raff bidding. He buys her, promising to return her to St. Louis untouched. He only prays the impending blizzard holds off before her sultry beauty breaks his willpower.

She wanted freedom, not a lover.

Whisked to the auction block by her devious, gambling cousin, and then sold into the arms of a gorgeous stranger, outspoken artist Maggie Monroe isn't about to go meekly. Especially when the rugged mountain man looks like sin and danger rolled into one. But a blizzard and temptation thrust them together, and Maggie yearns to explore her smoldering passion for Rafe.

But when the snow clears, will the danger and secrets that surround Rafe and Maggie tear them apart?


Maggie wanted freedom, not a lover…

Oh, Lord. He was going to kiss her. She shouldn’t want this. She was confused enough.
Respectable women didn’t kiss men they barely knew, certainly not men who made them have wild, exotic dreams.

It was crazy. He was making her want crazy things. Making her not give a damn about her reputation or her virginity. Or her long-awaited freedom. All she could think about was that dream, and the way his sinful mouth had felt. The table was only a step away, and honey was just as sweet as peach juice…

She swallowed hard and looked up into his hooded eyes.

“Maggie,” he groaned. “Don’t be scared. I’d never hurt you.”

Her mouth parted to object, but firm lips covered hers, hungry, demanding. She gasped, shocked at his hunger, but even more at the illicit response coursing through her. An aching heat unfurled low in her stomach, pulsed between her legs. Oh, yes. It started just like in the dream.

He deepened the kiss, coaxed her lips with his warm tongue. Long, languid strokes teased the inside of her mouth, encouraging, tempting before he pulled back to nibble the corners of her lips.

Oh, God. Is this what all kisses felt like? Hot, lethargic? Melting her like molasses over warm bread?

“Kiss me, Maggie,” he breathed.


TODAY's Blog Tour Itinerary

Wednesday, February 16th - Blog Topic - Meeting Your Significant Other

--Meet author Amy Corwin at

--Meet contemporary and paranormal romance author Jill James at

--Meet romantic suspense author Kat Duncan at

--Meet contemporary YA an adult romance author Linda Kage (ME) at

--Meet paranormal, and historical romance author Caroline Clemmons at

--Meet historical and paranormal romance writer Lilly Gayle at file:///C:/Users/Kat/Writing/Promo/

--Meet Amie Louellen, author of fun and whimsical contemporary romance at

--Meet erotic western historical author Jennifer Jakes at (HERE)

--Meet author AJ Nuest at

--Meet author Lynne Roberts at


  1. What a wonderful story! Jennifer, you really have a way with words. Can't wait till your book comes out!

  2. What a romantic valentine story, and so cutely told! :-) Thanks for sharing it. I don't know what makes my Hubs perfect for me. I know I admire his practicality. He's also a great dad.

  3. Your part-canine goofball sounds fun. And cute! Thanks for sharing your story, Jennifer.

  4. Thanks so much, Marci! (I can't wait either;) heeheehee
    And thanks for stopping by today! Good luck in the drawing!

  5. Hi Jessica! Thanks:) Yes, being a great dad is so important. Men probably wouldn't understand why women find that an 'attractive' quality, but I sure do;)
    Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing!

  6. LOL! He is fun. And a really good man -- who is sometimes hard to find except between the pages of a romance book!
    Thanks for dropping by. Good luck in the drawing!

  7. Sigh. What a wonderful story, Jenn. And told, as usual, in your brilliant writer voice! I'm still looking for my significant other. But you've inspired me to look into getting a job at Dairy Queen. Thank goodness we have them up here in Canada as well!

  8. I love your voice and your book sounds great. My husband is perfect for me because he understands me. And that's not easy.

    Thanks for hosting, Linda.

  9. Hi Jennifer!

    I love this story... you know, this really does have possibilities as a plot. ; )

    After reading all these posts, I think I'm going to take my boyfriend lunch today! : )

  10. Spectacular opener! Love it! I have to say, though, the dh is a lucky guy to have landed you, frozen or not. :)

    And I love the excerpt! How much longer do I have to wait for this book????

    Enjoy the rush!

  11. Jennifer, love your story. "I let him catch me." I love my husband because he thinks I'm perfect just the way I am. He truly believes it. The sincerity is in his eyes.

  12. Jacqui -- LOL!! You find great guys in the strangest places, I guess!! HA
    Thanks for stopping by! Good luck in the drawing!!

  13. Carol - Thanks so much! I am really please with the blurb TWRP editors put together for RAFE. Getting all that info into 2 paragraphs isn't easy!
    Glad you stopped by! Good luck in the drawing:)

  14. Lynne -- Yes, I guess it does. Tho' since I write historical that kills the DQ :( Guess it could be a General Store and the delivery man could drive a wagon............Hmmmmmm.
    Thanks for commenting! Good luck!

  15. Hi Kim -
    Yay! Glad you loved the excerpt! Actually, RAFE is available for order (print so far) on TWRP (the Wilder Catelog b/c Rafe is a sexual man) and also available for order on Amazon. E-books will be available soon -- by Feb 25th.
    Thanks for all your support!! Good luck in the drawing!

  16. Jill - what's funny is he likes to say I was after him. LOL Then I remind him about offering himself along with frozen goods. (I'm so mean;)
    But like you said, my dh really loves me and thinks I'm perfect the way I am.
    What more could you ask for?
    Thanks for stopping by!!!

  17. Jennifer, I love the story of finding your perfect man!! The way you tell it just snaps with personality. The voice of your book must be the same. Can't wait to read it!!

  18. Barb -- Thanks so much! Glad you liked the story:)
    Hoping you enjoy RAFE just as much!
    Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing!