RNIC is delighted to have Author Avery Flynn stop by and tell us about her novella, Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies. Avery has an amazing giveaway for one lucky winner! We’ll tell you more about that shortly, but first, let’s get to know our featured author.
What is the most romantic gesture you’ve ever received?
The Fab Mr. Flynn is many things, but romantic is not one of them. What can I say, I married Irish. 😉 That said, when he does do something amazing, he really does it. While he was deployed in Iraq, he planned an entire vacation for just the two of us to Brazil and Argentina for after his return. Yeah, that was pretty awesome.
Who would play you in the movie about your life and why?
Winnona Ryder. People have been telling me I look like her since high school.
When is your favorite time of the day to make love?
Lazy afternoon sex for the WIN!
What are your pet peeves?
Being late. Being unprepared. Being hangry – you know when you’re hungry and angry at the same time. Ohhhh, I can be a real evil bitch when I’m hangry.
What is your favorite body part on a man or woman?
Beyond the obvious spots, I love a dude’s hip. It’s weird, I know but I do love it so.
Which TV show(s) can you absolutely not miss every week?
Game of Thrones addict here. Sunday nights are me and the TV.
Finish this sentence: You gotta love a man who…
has brains and a sense of humor.
Finish this sentence: I’m addicted to…
Coffee, Oreo cookies and kickass shoes.
What does the area where you write look like?
A mess. Seriously. Do not hang out with authors with clean offices. There is something wrong with them.
Description: Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies
The treasure hunter… Veronica Kwon is determined to be the only person in control of her destiny. After surviving a broken engagement and turning her back on her wealthy manipulative father, she’s started a treasure hunting company and is ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
The ex-fiance… Jax Taylor is a Southern charmer with enough sex appeal to melt the polar ice caps. He disappeared three months before their wedding and swore he’d never cross paths with Veronica again.
The magic beanstalk… Brought together again by their dying mentor, who has found three enchanted beans, Veronica and Jax agree to an uneasy partnership. Together theyíll climb a magic beanstalk to the cloud kingdom, but will their destiny be the riches they so desire, the passion they thought dead…or will the undead get them first?
Karma hadn’t just caught up with Veronica Kwon. It had gotten behind the wheel of a massive SUV, mowed her down, paused for half a breath then slid into reverse and run her over again.
She had no clue what she’d done in a past life to end up at Antoine Felix Antiquities right in time to bump–literally–into her ex-fiance, Jax Taylor, but it must have been awful. Her father had always told her she was as stubborn as Ghengis Kahn. Maybe there was something to that.
Five brief minutes ago, she’d strolled into Antoine’s store, texting her assistant about the latest treasure hunt request sent to Kwon Limited. She’d cut her professional teeth in this store so had navigated around the display of dwarf-sized pickaxes without even glancing up from the glowing screen in her hand. That’s how she’d ended up walking right into a man’s hard chest. Before they could both topple over onto a miniature pumpkin coach, he’d enveloped her in his strong arms and pulled her close. One whiff of Jax’s distinctive spicy cologne, and the lusty feelings she’d buried with her engagement ring roared to life.
Time to get the hell out of here. As much as she loved Antoine, she’d catch up with him another time about his latest discovery, magic beans.
Inhaling one last sniff of Southern Sex God, or whatever cologne Jax had on, Veronica pushed out of his embrace and took a long step back, separating her now tingling breasts from his hard bod. The space should have helped, but it only gave her a better view of the well-defined chest and strong arms his crisp white shirt couldn’t hide.
Damn, he didn’t even have the common courtesy to look like shit. He’d grown out his hair since they’d been together. Gone was the close-cropped buzz, replaced with tight black curls that complemented his warm brown skin. The kissable mouth remained with its touch of pink on the center of the bottom lip.
On cue, the butterflies in her stomach careened in spirals and her pleasure sensors hummed to life.
However, judging by the way Jax’s full lips had flattened into a hard line, his body was having a totally different reaction. “I never thought I’d see you again.”
Of course not. He’d broken up with her during a static-filled cell phone conversation, leaving her crying in the dressing room of Madame Cecile’s Dressmakers surrounded by piles of white lace and silk three months before their wedding.
The butterflies dropped dead in her stomach and a red haze bled into her peripheral vision. He’d left her practically at the altar. At the time she’d been crying too hard to tell him off, but now was the perfect opportunity. Maybe running into Jax wasn’t complete bad luck.
His gaze locked on her mouth and his pupils dilated.
Her breath caught. The kamikaze butterflies jolted awake.
The air crackled around them, strong enough to blow an electricity transformer.
A moment ago she’d had the perfect scathing remark. Now she barely remembered her own name.
Jax took half a step toward her and every rebellious nerve in her began singing the Hallelujah Chorus in three-part harmony. A year was a long time to go without the man she used to need even more than her twice daily caramel iced-coffee fix. Even if he did take up the first five spots on her shit list. Okay, the entire top ten.
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Here’s the info on the giveaway!
Prize: A Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies prize pack (including a Shaun of the Dead DVD, zombie hunting license and more) from Avery Flynn and a $25 Amazon gift card!
How to enter: Rafflecopter
Deadline to enter: Refer to Rafflecopter rules. One winner will be selected
Note: By participating in this contest, the winner has given permission to RNIC to share his/her name and email address with the person conducting the contest so they can forward the prize(s).
Avery, how can readers contact you?
About the Author
Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”