AUSSIE MONTH with Jennifer St George
Describe yourself in one word:
What is your background with regard to writing?
I loved writing stories as a kid but that passion was killed off by a teacher in primary school who said my stories weren’t any good. She wanted short stories and I would write pages and pages and pages about princesses being kidnapped then saved by a handsome prince. The teacher was clearly not a romance fan. When I graduated from uni, I wrote professionally for over twenty years (PR, marketing and business writing), but returned to writing stories when I took time off work to be home with the children when they were little.
Tell us about Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon:
Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon is the second installment of my Billionaire Romance series published by Destiny Romance. The story features the fabulous Nic Capitini, a self-made billionaire. Nic visits his luxury Lake District health resorts (one of 50 in his portfolio) incognito with the express purpose of sacking the General Manager, Poppy Bradford who he’s convinced is responsible for a series of strange accidents. When he arrives and finds Poppy nearly naked in the outdoor mud spa treatment room, he thinks his job will easy…but his visit does not go according to plan!
What inspired this novel?
I loved writing this story. Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon, was inspired by a trip to a health retreat, an experience that gave me my heroine’s profession. Poppy Bradford is the GM of Sirona, a luxury spa resort in the picturesque English countryside. Another trip to France and the UK inspired the lavish, deeply romantic locations in Tempted. Each time I visit Paris I fall under its spell – again. Seeing Versailles for the first time left me in awe of the beauty and romance of France, its history and great art. Poppy feels this too when she visits France for the first time. My billionaire hero, Nic Capitini, of course has seen it all before, but it feels very different now he is with Poppy!
What are you reading right now?
I’ve just started Michael Connelly’s latest book, The Burning Room which I was given for Christmas. Love a bit of crime!
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
Walk the El Camino de Santiago in Spain
Best thing about being an Aussie?
Our privileged life in this amazing country.
What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
It’s a great escape from the every day.
What have you got in store for your readers in 2015?
Another instalment of my Billionaire Romance series.
What were your big achievements of 2014?
- The Billionaire’s Pursuit of Love hitting #1 top selling paid book on Google Play and making it into the top 100 best selling romances on Amazon.com
- Finalist ARRA Favourite Short Category Romance for The Love Deception
- Having two more books published by Penguin’s Destiny Romance
- Being the Communications Manager for the Byron Bay Writers Festival and helping pull off their most successful Festival ever.
Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon
Jennifer St George
The latest sexy international romance from the bestselling author of The Billionaire’s Pursuit of Love.
Three strikes and you’re out…
A series of strange accidents are occurring at Sirona, a luxury spa resort in the picturesque English countryside. Billionaire owner Nic Capitini wants the person responsible sacked. But the law requires he give three official warnings. Nic checks in undercover to gather the evidence he needs, and when he arrives to find his general manager enjoying the spa’s facilities, he doesn’t think it will prove very challenging.
Despite first impressions, it isn’t long before Nic realises that not only is Poppy Bradford beautiful, she’s a brilliant manager who runs the resort superbly. And the chemistry between them is undeniable. When Poppy herself is threatened, it seems clear the incidents are part of a systematic campaign of sabotage. Even though he believes she’s innocent, Nic knows Poppy is hiding something. But will learning her secret mean losing her forever?
Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon is part of the Billionaire series by Jennifer St George, but can certainly be enjoyed as a stand-alone book.