~ Jacklyn Hatcher
I’m going to start you all off with the back cover blurb of my novella from Kiss Me, Avon Impulse’s Valentine’s Day Anthology so you know a little bit about the story:
“Her best friend’s brother is shaking up her Valentine’s Day! Katie Quinn just wanted to spend the day watching Jurassic Park and eating chocolate. She certainly had no intention of running into Logan Cross—or running for her life! Suddenly caught in the crosshairs of danger, Katie and Logan must get together to find a way out in Jaclyn Hatcher’s Love, Guns, and Heart-Shaped Chocolate.”
And the first paragraph to get you all better acquainted with Katie:
The fluorescent lights of the supermarket flickered overhead as Katie Quinn considered the bag of Dove chocolates in her hand. Thirty percent more for free, she noted with a satisfied nod. That was good because she was at least thirty percent more depressed at the moment. Valentine’s Day was always a kicker, but getting dumped by her boyfriend two days before just seemed to bring the agony of the holiday into razor sharp, mind- numbing focus. The hardest day of the year to be alone and that’s just what she was.
That is until Logan comes along
I liked the thought of writing a Valentine’s Day novella from the perspective of a single woman and how painfully aware of your solo status it can make you feel. Katie is single, and dumped and not happy about it. She wants to hide from the whole day. To just get through it. And let’s face it, who hasn’t been there at some point? (I have.) So I wanted to take that concept of surviving Valentine’s Day and turn it into a literal situation for Katie where she’s dodging bullets, and running for her life while at the same time trying to fight her growing attraction to her friend, Logan. And all she wants to do is make it to tomorrow.
The story is a light-hearted action-adventure romp and I put my poor characters through so much but since they come out better for it that takes some of the guilt off of me, right? Right! It’s full of excitement, danger, and one really terrible blind date. Most of all it’s about learning to trust another person and being open to love. To me, that’s what Valentine’s Day is about. That and chocolate.
The anthology Kiss Me is available on February 5th featuring novellas from myself and two outstanding authors, Codi Gary and Cheryl Harper. Please visit me at jaclynhatcher.com or on my facebook at facebook.com/jaclynhatcherauthor
Pucker up on the most romantic day of the year with three debut contemporary authors and their tales of romance, seduction, and Elvis?
She’s got a hot new makeover . . . and a boss to seduce! For prim and proper Ryan Ashton, sexy has always been an elusive quality. But with a little help from a new friend, she just might snag the one man who can set her seductive side loose in Codi Gary’s The Trouble With Sexy.
Stuck in a king-size suite with a sexy man . . . What more could a girl want? But for Julie Dillon, being snowed in at an Elvis-themed Memphis hotel with Luke Pearce can’t mean anything but trouble. Too close for comfort gets close enough to taste in Cheryl Harper’s Love Me Tender.
Her best friend’s brother is shaking up her Valentine’s Day! Katie Quinn just wanted to spend the day watching Jurassic Park and eating chocolate. She certainly had no intention of running into Logan Cross—or running for her life! Suddenly caught in the crosshairs of danger, Katie and Logan must get together to find a way out in Jaclyn Hatcher’s Love, Guns, and Heart-Shaped Chocolate.