Maggie Wells ~ Jumping Mr. January


Madison: I asked Macy Beck, local photographer and artistic director behind the successful Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center fundraising calendar, to give us the lowdown on this sensational project. Welcome, Macy!
Macy: Hi, Madison! Thanks for having me here.
Madison: Sounds like you guys have some pretty Hot Nights in St. Blaise. What can you tell me about this series?
Macy: Well, when Beth Watkins told me she was going to pitch a nudie calendar to the St. Blaise Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, I nearly fell right out of my chair. But she got the go-ahead, and the next thing we know, we’ve got all doctors, nurses, and support staff volunteering to strip down to their birthday suits in order to beef up the hospital’s bank account. Of course, they couldn’t do it without me. 

Madison: But more than your deliciously racy pics, I hear rumors that the calendar might have spawned more than one romance. Can you tell us about that? 

Macy: More than one? *snorts* Try twelve. Twelve red-hot romances. Of course, I saw it all coming. 

Madison: You did? How so? 

Macy: The camera doesn’t lie. Well, my camera doesn’t. I knew the moment Beth Watkins came tiptoeing into my studio that she was more interested in Mr. January’s tripod than any of mine. 

Madison: Tell us a little about Beth and her guy, Spence. They’re the ones who kicked the whole thing off, right? 

Macy: I’ll do you one better – I’ll give you a sneak peek.

Here’s the setup:
When she pitched the idea for The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center fundraising calendar to her Board of Directors, Beth Watkins thought she wrote the perfect prescription for the small town hospital’s budget shortfall.
The moment she got a green light, Beth went after the man she wanted to be her Mr. January and so much more. She had no time to waste. Hunky EMT Robert ‘Spence’ Spencer was leaving for medical school within weeks of the photo shoot she arranged and there was no way on earth Beth was going to miss the chance to sneak a peek at her old high school crush in all his glory.
Focused and dedicated, Spence wants bigger things than his hometown can offer, but when brainy, sexy Beth Watkins breezes back into St. Blaise with a plan that includes getting into his pants, he finds she is the one woman who can offer him something he doesn’t want to refuse. 

And here’s a snapshot:
He was no coward. He wasn’t afraid of hard work. Every goal he’d ever set for himself he met. All but this one. He wouldn’t let fear run him off this time. His lame-ass plan was in motion, he’d be damned if he backed down now. Not when she stepped closer. Closer than they’d ever been before. He met her bewildered blue eyes.
“I saw you.” The words slipped out before his brain engaged. For the briefest of moments, he wished them back. But when his meaning dawned, there was no going back. “I saw you here the day of my shoot, Beth.”
Her eyes grew round as saucers. “I…I’m responsible….”
Pressing his fingertips to her lips, he silenced her protests. Time to put an end to this game. Her lashes lowered, the dark spikes casting shadows on her cheeks. Unable to resist, he stroked the pearly pink skin, tracing the curve of her cheekbone with his knuckles. “I want you.”
She gasped softly and the curtain of her lashes rose, unveiling eyes bright with delight. “I knew it.”
Spence chuckled and pressed the pad of his thumb to her plush lips once more. “Shh.” He smiled, letting it stretch across his face as her eyes narrowed. “Nothing to brag about, Beth.”
She matched him grin for grin. “Bet me. There are sixty-three other women wishing they were here with you right now.”
“Sixty-three?”
Again she tossed off a shrug, and again he found himself thinking the most bizarrely erotic thoughts about her freckle-dusted shoulder. “You had sixty-five nominations total. More than anyone else, even the docs.”
“Sixty-five?” He shook his head, unable to blow past the numbers she kept tossing at him.
“Macy too, but since she left us here alone I’m assuming she doesn’t want to swap places.”
Another shrug marked him a goner. She squeaked when he wrapped his arm around her. Hauling her closer, he pressed his open mouth to the sun-kissed skin. Her startled gasp smoothed into a sigh when his teeth scraped the rounded curve of her shoulder. He rained tiny kisses on her arm then nuzzled the sleeve of her top, desperate to get to those freckles. “I want you,” he whispered against her skin.
Swallowing hard, he forced himself to pull back. Beth braced her hands on his shoulders to keep her balance. He doled himself extra good behavior points when he managed to resist the urge to yank her down on top of him. 

Macy: Needless to say, I never left them alone in my studio again. 

Madison: Wow. I guess not. Well, thanks for stopping by, Macy. 

Macy: It was my pleasure. 

Madison: I look forward to *ahem* seeing more of Beth and Spence.  

Macy: Oh, you’ll see a lot more of them. Thanks for having me here, Madison! 

Madison: Excellent! Jumping Mr. January by Maggie Wells is available now in all ebook formats at the Turquoise Morning Press bookstore or your favorite online retailer.  

Be sure to come back next month, when St. Blaise photographer, Macy Beck, introduces us to Miss February and gives us the lowdown on her fabulous fling! For more information on the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series, readers can visit www.maggie-wells.com

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved this interview! What a fun way to introduce the characters in your series. I really look forward to future interviews! I have Jumping Mr. January on my Kindle and I'm counting down the days until I can add Miss February to the collection!

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    1. Thanks, Evelyn! You're the best!

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