This week's Intro on Author is on Jacqui Jacoby and her latest release Dead Men Seal the Deal. There's a kindle copy giveaway of Dead Men Seal the Deal to one commenter!
Jacqui Jacoby on the web:
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Reading The Dead Men is an education into friendship as presented through banter and actions.
What was your favorite scene to write?
Fight scenes are hard. Probably more than love scenes where you have to remember 'he put a hand on her hip ... yada yada' and not end up with his three hands on her. Fight scenes are more of that only you have to account for the weapon at all times and if a punch is thrown, where did it land? My right to his left, or did I mix it up and now they're on their heads? Those are hard. I think what I like writing best is when the Dead Men are all together, all talking at each other, each of their personalities represented by the dialogue and the banter. Jason may talk one way to Quinn, but if he's talking to Stuart, it's a totally different experience. I like to see them come alive under those circumstances.
What is your dream cast for your book?
I have the dream cast for my book. Each Dead Men is portrayed perfectly by the character that showed up in my office three years ago. I know their thoughts, their beliefs. I know who will date who, what will trigger one into violence (don't piss off Quinn) and which ones will show up to have his back when he goes off the reservation.
What are you working on now?
I am revising my new novella, Illegal Exit, getting it ready for a summer release. And I am working on A Collection of Dead Men: 13 short stories.
Tell us a little bit about your book...
The Dead Men Series is a series of books about five best friend who will never let the others down. They stand side by side united as they work their way through bad guys and good guys and find the loves of their lives.
Too-playful-for-his-own-good, Jason Sullivan keeps himself busy working his job, hitting the gym, and dating the right girl for the right amount of time. He loves romance. He loves treating a woman right. Until he has a chance encounter with Taylor Grant. Taylor escaped Georgia to flee a broken relationship. Her convictions to stay single, stay away from men and give up sex altogether will be challenged when the mischievous Jason gets her in his cross hairs.
Jason’s seductions are not only in his romances, but also in his job. When a meeting with a new client brings Jason's human past forefront, secrets and regrets come crashing down around him. He will turn not only to the new lady in his life, but to his ‘brothers’—Travis, Ian, Quinn and Evan—who will unite as an unstoppable force that not even one greedy, vindictive hag can expect.