Huge welcome to another #Authors18 alum, Jaycee Jarvis. She’s on the blog today to chat about her latest novel, Deadly Courtship.

Author Name: Jaycee Jarvis

Book Title: Deadly Courtship

Book Genre: Fantasy Romance

Release Date: May 1st

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Please tell us about your latest book.

A kick-ass warrior woman and her cinnamon roll ex-lover must work together to create a safe home for his brother’s orphans.

What sparked the idea for Deadly Courtship?

It’s kind of a strange story–I was reading a book by a beloved author, and the heroine was getting pushed around a little too much. Madi (my heroine) kind of sprang fully formed into my head as someone who wouldn’t put up with any nonsense–from anyone! It was a lot of fun fleshing out a hero who would challenge her, and a properly meaty murder mystery for her to solve

What sparked the idea for Deadly Courtship?

It’s kind of a strange story–I was reading a book by a beloved author, and the heroine was getting pushed around a little too much. Madi (my heroine) kind of sprang fully formed into my head as someone who wouldn’t put up with any nonsense–from anyone! It was a lot of fun fleshing out a hero who would challenge her, and a properly meaty murder mystery for her to solve

For you, what’s the hardest thing about writing?

I have a really hard time letting go of a story and calling it good enough for the world. I have some perfectionist tendencies, and can always see ways to tinker with a story.

What do you love most about it?

It’s incredibly satisfying to see all the pieces come together, and to really bring my characters to life. I’m a character first writer, and try convey authentic emotional experiences. When my characters resonate with a reader, I feel like I’ve accomplished my job as a writer.

What are your interests outside of writing and reading?

I love to travel and experience new places and cultures. I’m very curious about the world in all its wonderful verity, and love to try new things, especially new foods. I’m an adventurous eater, with a huge sweet tooth. I would travel a lot more but unfortunately my budget is limited. Instead I make do with going on adventures between the pages of a book!

Where can readers find you?

Website: http://www.jayceejarvis.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjayceejarvis

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JayceeJarvis

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/jaycee-jarvis

THANK YOU, Jaycee! Deadly Courtship releases TOMORROW!

Han-Triguard Magdelena turned her back on her heritage and her family in order to pursue life as a Hand, honor bound to serve as a Protector in the tropical market town of Trimble. She never regrets putting duty first, until a string of brutal murders changes everything.

Her former lover, the attractive musician Jasper, stands accused. Madi knows the gentle empath could never kill anyone, but her word alone is not enough to protect him. Even worse, one of the other victims is a member of her old clan, for whom justice is entirely out of reach.

As Madi begins to question the demands of her work, Jasper asks her to give safe haven to his brother’s orphans. With the children, Jasper has the family he’s always wanted, a dream Madi has never shared. Living in close quarters, their attraction combusts while Madi is beset by unwanted tenderness for the children. When a new threat looms, Madi vows to protect their future, make peace with her past and maybe find a love worth fighting for.

If only she can stop the killer in time…

Bio:

Jaycee Jarvis has been an avid romance reader since devouring all the Sweet Dreams books her middle school library had to offer. Also a fantasy fan from an early age, she often wished those wondrous stories had just a bit more kissing. Now she writes stories with a romantic heart set against a magical backdrop, creating the kind of book she most likes to read.

When not lost in worlds of her own creation, she resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children and a menagerie of pets.

Jaycee is a Golden Heart® finalist and author of the Hands of Destin series. The first book in that series, Taxing Courtship, released in June 2018. Blurb:

Jaycee is a Golden Heart® finalist and author of the Hands of Destin series. The first book in that series, Taxing Courtship, released in June 2018.