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Parker Publishing Inc (www.parker-publishing.com)
Honey Harlow is in Paris to debut her new lingerie line, Sweet Nothings. Her career is finally going into high gear and the show is the first one to truly showcase her talent. She’s very career-driven and doesn’t want anything to get in the way. Honey has something to prove. The illegitimate daughter or an English Baron and a Vegas showgirl, Honey is more than a pretty face and a great rack. She is smart, driven, articulate and relentless. She is going to be the undisputed queen of the lingerie industry by the time she’s thirty.
Etienne Marais has eluded the clutches of high-fashion Frenchwomen for his whole adult life. At thirty-five he has no desire for entanglements. He has taken a small, family winery and turned it into a luxury goods empire.
And he wants to add Harlow to his empire. But he doesn’t reckon with Honey determination to remain in control of her own future. He sets out to woo her to his company and his bed.
From the Paris catwalks to the French countryside and the glitz of Las Vegas, the wily Frenchman pursues the elusive lingerie designer. And only until the learn to follow their hearts, will they finally find true love.
J.M. Jeffries is the award winning writing team of Miriam Pace and Jacqueline Hamilton. Authors of romantic suspense and romantic comedies, they can’t decide if they like killing people more than the like making them laugh. Miriam and Jackie have been writing together for eleven years, though it seems longer on occasion when they are on deadline. Miriam thinks Jackie is a master manipulator. Jackie knows Miriam is a bulldozer. Miriam has a deep and passionate love for shoes, amber jewelry and purebred cats. Jackie collects red lipsticks, Animaniacs memorabilia and steals pens.
Together they’ve written over twenty-two romance novels including the award winning Cold Case Crime Unit series, the critically acclaimed Cupid series and the Emma Award winning book Vegas Bites. They have also appeared in a number of anthologies.
Miriam and Jackie live in Southern California.
Interview with Miriam Pace and Jacqueline Hamilton
What will readers like about your book?
Jackie and I hope readers will laugh out loud at Honey's adventures. Humor seems to permeate all our books. No matter how we try to write serious, they always end up being funny.
Why did you self publish?
Jackie and I started our publishing company, Parker Publishing, to help minority women find a place to read about women like them. It expanded to include other black women authors whose voices were not being heard by larger, traditional publishers. Besides our own books, we have published over a hundred books from 60 different authors and hope to continue to give these women a voice.
What is your writing process?
Sometimes our writing process is complicated. We write together and feed off each other's contribution to the story. Jackie excells in dialogue and I do detail and description. Sometimes we argue about what's going to happen less, but we've published over twenty books, both independently and through other publishers.
How long does it take you to write your first draft?
Usually around three months.
What inspired you to write this particular story?
The character of Honey Harlow made an appearance in another book and was so funny, we knew she needed her own story.