Friday, April 10, 2015

Interview & Giveaway - Final Surrender by Jennifer Kacey

Final Surrender

by Jennifer Kacey 



Ten years ago, Angela Meyers told everyone she went to New York to find herself. It was a lie. She fled from the aftermath of one hot night with Clay Waters. A night filled with wet heat, all-consuming releases…then his regret.

Now, with a stalker threatening to destroy her career, there’s only one man she trusts to protect her. The man she still loves, hates, needs with every breath she takes.

It’s not that Clay never craved his best friend’s younger sister. With a ticket to boot camp burning a hole in his pocket, he couldn’t allow himself to love her. The moment he lays eyes on her again, the old need—to take down her tightly wound hair, press her long, lean body to his—surges inside him stronger than ever.

But this is no ordinary bodyguard assignment. The best way to identify the voice in Angela’s shadow is to lure it into the light of day. Even if it means convincing her to trust him with her heart…and surrendering his own.



Clay kept silent and let the new reality of what she was…what they were dealing with sink in. He absentmindedly played with her hair. His fingertips pulled the wet strands slowly to the end. Angela licked her lips nervously, glancing at Clay out of the corner of her eyes. 

“Are you trying to distract me?” 

“Yes, is it working?” he asked with a playboy smile she didn’t know he still possessed. 

“It always works, Clay. Anybody else I can tune out. Everybody else is on the outside, except for you. You’ve always been my Achilles’ heel, but you know that.” 

Angela laid her head back against the couch cushions and decided she needed to stop talking. Her insides were already feeling hot and needy, and wanting this man beside her wasn’t going to help her heart or her life stay in one piece. She was brave last night in the near darkness of her bedroom. This morning, not so much. 

“I’m nothing special. You could have any man you wanted, and that’s the God’s honest truth.” 

He got up and took his cup back to the kitchen and didn’t hear her whisper, “Not every man I want, apparently.” 

After he sat back down he asked, “So, want to go out and take a walk, or do you want to stick around here, order in and watch reality TV?” 

She lifted her head off the couch with a scoff and said, “You don’t really watch that crap, do you? Every moment you watch is more brain cells you’ll never get back.” 

“Please, what do you watch, almighty TV guru?” 

“The Big Bang Theory, which is the only sitcom that should be allowed on TV. It is fantastically funny. Always makes me laugh no matter what I have going on. Have you ever seen it?” 

“Nope, but if it makes you laugh, with that perma scowl you’ve got going on, then it must be pretty good.”

Clay got hit with a pillow out of the blue and he turned to see Angela hiding a wicked grin behind her hand. 

“Oh, if you didn’t have a concussion, it would so be on.” 

“Well, see, there’s the silver lining of being blown off those steps. I win a pillow fight with you by default. My day is complete. Oh no, not yet. I haven’t had any chocolate.” 

“Chocolate, the way to every woman’s heart.” 

“Of course it is.” 

“So you want to venture out?” he asked again. 

“I don’t know,” she answered softly. 


“Little bit. I feel like I’ve got a big target on my back. I don’t want to hunker down and hide from the world, but maybe today we could keep a low profile. I’ve gotta call Mark and my parents.” She stammered again at the thought of being alone with Clay all day and the rest of her breath left her lungs in a rush as Clay’s knuckles brushed her cheek. 

“How about we’ll dress you up.” His voice was soft and seductive. “That way you can feel safe and still get out for a little while.” 

He stood and looked down into her wide doe eyes and without thinking, she took his hand and let him pull her to her feet. 

He mesmerized her with a simple glance. He was two different people, one when they were alone and another when others were around. But she was too, if she really wanted to admit it. They were more alike than she cared to recognize. 

The head injury had left her weak and a bit dazed, but Clay standing in front of her threw her completely off balance. He pulled her into his arms and she rested her cheek on his chest as he stroked her hair. 

“We’ll fix this.” 

“My stalker or us?” she asked before she could clamp her mouth shut. 

“Hopefully both before you get completely sick of me and kick me out, like you’ve been threatening.” 

“It’s no threat, Clay,” she said, pulling away from him so she could wander back to her bedroom. “It’s a promise,” she added with a snicker. 

“Ah yes, but I know the secret to making you happy now,” he said as he moved to follow her. 

“What’s that?” 



Talking with author Jennifer Kacey!

What is your writing environment? – Anywhere I am as long as my laptop is with me. Been writing a lot at my breakfast table lately. Not certain why. I change locations every so often and adopt it as my new office. Even though I have a full office at home. Strange, but it works for me, so I run with it…err….write with it!

Who is your perfect hero/heroine and why? - Ones who are flawed. That have a journey ahead of them and we are lucky enough to get to see where they go, how they grow, where they end up and with whom. Love that.

What authors have caught your interest lately and why? – Larissa Ione is awesome for her Moonbound Vampire series. Love that one. Heather Long and her Marines. Roxie Rivera and her Russians. Holy smokes, Batman!!

What type of book have you always wanted to write? – Paranormal is a type I’ve never written and I’d really like to!! I’m going to try my hand at it in a boxed-set coming out this summer. Super excited!! I also have a YA paranormal series I’d like to write as well. I have so much I want to write I can never die.

Top 3 things on your bucket list?

-       SKY DIVE!!!!!!!!!! Totally want to do that this summer!

-       Write beneath the Eiffel Tower and have pictures and video to remember it by.

-       Own a house on the beach somewhere and live full time, and write full time, and find a message in a bottle….no no no….a genie in a bottle that will grant me wishes! Yes!! THAT!!!! *moving this to the top of the list*

How did you get the idea for this particular novel? – The scene in the car when Angela asks Clay to come back for her. It was prompted by something that happened to me ya lifetime ago. That car trip inspired the entire novel.

What is your favorite scene in your new release? – OMG I have no idea!! Umm…..hmmm…..Yes!!! The scene after Clay finds Angela in her thinking spot. Love that one so much!

What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available? – Violet’s Shadow which will be in a Paranormal anthology out this summer. And working on Elite Ghosts – the follow up to our best seller Elite Metal. So fun!! Hopefully later this year for that one. It takes a lot for us to coordinate that one so I’m not certain when it will be ready yet!!!

What do you like to do when you are not writing? – Little bit of everything. Watch movies, crochet, go to the beach, lay out, write (yeah I know BUT I LOVE WRITING), go to conferences. And something I really learned last year is everyone needs some downtime to refill the well of ideas and passion and the drive to write. I still work full time so I have to be passionate about what I’m writing to stay up so late to get it done.

What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know? – I was once asked to be in a Proactiv commercial. Ended up not happening for reasons I don’t know, but it was SO COOL to be asked!!!


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. She’s the Amazon top seller and award winning author of the Members Only Series and the Surrender Series along with several stand alone novels and novellas. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less. 

Blog – The Decadent Divas - 
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Jennifer Kacey will be awarding an e-book from her backlist as well as a swag pack of goodies from several authors to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Follow the tour HERE


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    1. You are so welcome! This book looks fantastic and I am looking forward to reading it and I am positive that romance readers will love it!