AUSSIE MONTH with Jess Dee
Describe yourself in one word:
What is your background with regard to writing?
I’m a reader before a writer. I grew up with a passionate love for romances, starting with Sweet Dream romances, and moving onto Danielle Steel, Mills and Boons and Harlequin. After that, any book with a love story at heart hooked me. I always dreamed that one day I’d write a love story, but I promise, no one was more surprised than I when that dream came true.
Tell us about Dinner at Eight and what inspired this novel?
When I lived in South Africa, a group of us had a standing arrangement to meet for dinner every Sunday night. It was our way of staying in a touch in a world where everyday living tended to interfere with seeing friends on a regular basis. We called ourselves the Sunday Night Supper Club, and this series is a tribute to those dinners and the wonderful memories I have of them. I must add here that the characters from the books are purely fictitious and are not based on any of the regular attendees of our Sunday Night Supper Club.
What are you reading right now?
I just read a gorgeous book, called One Hundred Proposals, by new-to-me author, Holly Martin
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
Survive the summer holidays
Best thing about being an Aussie?
Living in Sydney by the ocean. LOVE!
What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
Best. Stories. Ever.
What have you got in store for your readers in 2015?
It’s full steam ahead with the Sunday Night Dinner Club series. I have two more books planned, and after they’re written, well, the sky’s the limit.
What were your big achievements of 2014?
I have two.
1. Being part of the super-successful box set, Down and Dirty, with my fellow Aussie authors: Rhian Cahill, Lexxie Couper and Sami Lee, and
2. Picking my way through the mine field of self publishing.
Dinner at Eight
Sunday Night Dinner Club, Book 3
It’s been eighteen months since Ava Torres last saw her best friend, Jared Thurston. In that time she’s been married, separated and gone all the way to hell and back as a wife. She keeps her emotional scars buried deep beneath the surface, loath to let the world know they exist.
Jared had no choice but to leave Sydney. The alternative meant staying and watching the woman he secretly loved marry another man. Now it’s time to return home and pick up the pieces of his broken heart.
Ava is both thrilled and thrown by Jared’s unexpected arrival home. While seeing him brings true happiness for the first time in months, it also presents a new batch of problems. Jared won’t let Ava hide from her pain any longer, nor will he let her hide from him. He’s determined to show her that true love doesn’t just exist in fairy tales. If Ava is willing to fight for it, together they can find their very own happy ever after.
Warning: Please don’t go thinking this is your regular fairy tale. No one under the age of 18 should be reading the tale of this ridiculously sexy Prince Charming.