Please welcome author and guest poster to the site today, Jerri Drennen. Thank you, Jerri, for taking the time to create a post for Fictional Candy. Best of luck to you on your tour with Bewitching Blog Tours!
Hello, all! I'm Jerri Drennen and I'm been working at this writing gig for over eleven years. One of the first rules I was told, write what you know. Really? I'm not gung-ho on that idea. I know kids, and being raised on a farm, I guess I know a little bit about farming. I can drive a tractor. I can clean a house pretty well. All Boring stuff. Who'd want to read about that?
I've learned over the years that you should write what you want to read. I just happen to write about men packing more than just handguns and the kick ass women who love them. I have secret agents, men and women who can handle just about anything that comes their way. I love run-for-your-life storylines that have strong male and female characters who aren't afraid to say what needs to be said, so far from my snore-worthy life it's laughable.
In Her Man Flint I pushed a lot of boundaries. My characters Flint and Adriana both love each other, but are afraid to commit. They're worried that somehow they'll lose something of themselves by admitting they need the other. The story has silly elements since that's what I like. Look at the TV show, Castle. They aren't afraid to get a little goofy for entertainment value and that's what I wanted to do with Her Man Flint. So, it's not your typical romantic suspense, though there are some serious aspects to the book.
Here's the blurb for the book.
If James Bond and Cleopatra Jones had a daughter, Adriana Kent would kick her ass.
Everything Adriana knows about being a top-notch, undercover agent she's learned from her partner, Flint Morgan, in and out of the sheets. That is, until he's caught between those same bed linens with another woman. Heartbroken, Adriana refuses to forgive him. But when 'the other woman' is found dead in Flint's apartment, she steps up to prove his innocence--he might be a womanizer, but he's no killer.
As Adriana closes in on a suspect, she's kidnapped and sent overseas to a sadistic prince who collects women like priceless pieces of art. Now this tough as nails agent finds herself playing the helpless courtesan to a man hell-bent on breaking her spirit. Flint arrives in the nick of time, dressed as a harem girl, fighting off randy guards and surly camels to rescue Adriana so they can fly back to the states to find a way to exonerate him for murder.
Jerri Drennen was raised on a farm in a tiny town in Minnesota where the winters were long and being stuck inside awarded her the opportunity to read and tell stories. Years later, after moving away from family, marrying her husband of twenty-five years and having their four children, she started writing when her youngest was three. Eleven years and many manuscripts later, she has one contemporary romance and three romantic suspense novellas with Samhain Publishing, a category romantic suspense at The Wild Rose Press and two action-adventure romances at Liquid Silver Books. Now, she's trying her hand at self-publishing.