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This is Rayka Mennen, and I’m here to talk to you about my new book—Enchanted Destiny from Entangled Publishing. I’m so excited about the great reviews this books is getting. As I make the rounds of blogs and websites, I’ve talked a lot about this book. But it occurred to me that I haven’t done it from the perspective of Jake and Kat – my primary characters. Jake Taggert was kind enough to actually pick up the phone when I called and answer some questions. Typical man he doesn’t have a lot of time, but he made time for our interview.
RM: Jake, thanks for taking my call. Sounds like you’re pretty busy this week.
JT: Sure. Yeah, got another contract with the city.
RM: Hey, that’s great news. You’ve gotten quite a few from the City of Chicago recently. Do you think they feel guilty about your almost accident?
JT: Could be. I mean I could have gotten killed because some moron didn’t know how to secure storm pipes in a truck.
RM : I know, but hey, it all worked out.
JT: And thanks for that, Rayka. It was worth it since I met Kat.
RM: Anytime. So, I thought our readers might like hearing from you about your journey to getting together with Kat. What would you say about it?
RM : Jake, could you elaborate on that a little? It was always hard to make you talk.
JT: Yeah, I’m not much into going on and on about my feelings. But you’re not going to let this go, I know. I was mad with you at first for putting me into that situation. I mean come on, Rayka. A witch?
RM: Yeah, sorry about that. It just happened that way.
JT: But like I said, I can’t complain. Kat is just amazing. I’d do it all again if I had to.
JT: I’m guessing you don’t want to reveal too much. You want people to read this book, right?
RM: Jake, you’re so practical sometimes. Yes, we do want readers to want to buy the book. So what’s your favorite scene?
JT: That’s easy. The first time I made love to Kat. The second scene I really like is when Nona gave me a vision of the future.
RM: Mmm. Great scenes, those. Any problems with what I wrote?
JT: Er…you had a tough time with my dialogue some times, remember? I was really glad you had such a great editor. What was her name?
JT: Yeah. I liked how she helped make me sound more like me.
RM: Yeah, Libby was a darn good editor. So, last question…What did you think of the book cover?
JT: Your cover artist was right on target. That’s Kat exactly. Man, the artist really got her sense of dress and color and her figure… . You know what I mean.
RM: I do, I do. Her name is Heather Howland. And I can’t even count how many people have loved the cover.
JT: Geez. I saw where you have it plastered all over the internet. Cover photo’s all they’re getting, okay? No interviews and crap.
RM: Got it, Jake. Weekend plans?
JT: Got them. Not sharing though. You’re done running around in my life. Love you, but I think you’re busy writing about Gina and Eric now? Go harass them. Bye.
So Jake’s going back to his life, and if you want to know more about that ‘bumpy’ journey, you’ll have to read Enchanted Destiny. I love to chat do stop by my blog at http://www.raykamennen.com/
or email me at RaykaMennen@gmail.com
. I’m going back to my editing cave to work on Gina and Eric’s story, Enchanted Desire
–you just have to check out the cover—I thought I’d died and gone to book-cover heaven! Thanks for stopping by, folks.
What do you love about “bumpy” roads to a HEA?
Rayka has two giveaways – for 2 separate comments -1) one free e-copy of Enchanted Destiny; 2) one coffee mug imprinted with both book covers in the Enchanted series, randomly given to 2 people who comment. Winners will be selected using random.org, 4/17/12.
Kat never believed she’d fall victim to her family’s stories about destined soul mates—she makes her own fate, thank you very much. When she walks by a construction site and admires the same sexy architect for the zillionth time in a week, the last thing she expects is to be slammed by a vision of his death.
Which activates the spell that will change their lives forever.
Jake is a single dad with a singular focus—create a stable life for him and his son. His ex-wife cured him of any desire to fall in love, but when an intriguing woman saves him from what should’ve been a deadly accident, he can’t shake his fascination. Too bad she’s crazy, claiming she’s a witch and that they’re soul mates—not exactly the “stable life” he had in mind.
Kat’s destiny comes with a deadline. If they don’t fall in love by her twenty-fifth birthday—a mere three weeks away—Jake will never find the peace he seeks and Kat will lose her magic forever.