The Wicked Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden – Q&A

Long and Short Reviews welcomes Jackie Ashenden who has stopped by to chat with us a bit.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An author! 

How do you do research for your books?

Google is my great friend. Plus Google maps for setting.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

My earliest embarrassing moment was any small child’s worst nightmare. When you rush to a pair of adult legs and hug them thinking they’re your mother’s. Then you look up and realize you’ve just hugged a complete stranger.

What is your favorite food? Least favorite? Why?

So many favorites! Chocolate and cheese and French fries. Also wine is a food, right? 😉 Least favorite is definitely any kind of seafood, which is problematic when you live on an island. I just hate the way it tastes!

What is your strangest habit?

I don’t know if this is strange or not, but before I go to bed, I have to make sure my closet doors are fully shut. Can’t relax until they are. Anything could come out of it! 

Have you ever eaten a crayon?

No. Not even a nibble.

The Tate Brothers were once orphans and they have been raised to do one thing only: protect what is theirs.

As a trained sniper and Navy SEAL, Lucas Tate found the courage to distance himself from the wealthy, wicked patriarch who adopted him. Instead, he’s devoted his life to the elite band of brothers from his unit. So when the widow of one of his former comrades finds herself in apparent danger, Lucas makes it his job to protect her against all enemies. . .and not let her out of his sights.

Grace Riley feels overwhelmed by Lucas’s presence, but the cold-eyed marksman will do anything to keep her safe. Soon the special attention he pays her becomes a wild romantic distraction—one that troubles Grace, since Lucas was so close to her deceased husband. Still, how can she resist Lucas’s intense, ice-blue stare? All she knows is that a life without strong, passionate Lucas is one not worth living. Can Lucas can find a way to honor his former brother-in-arms by saving Grace. . .and loving her, too?

About the Author: Jackie has been writing fiction since she was eleven years old. Mild mannered fantasy/SF/pseudo-literary writer by day, obsessive romance writer by night, she used to balance her writing with the more serious job of librarianship until a chance meeting with another romance writer prompted her to throw off the shackles of her day job and devote herself to the true love of her heart – writing romance. She particularly likes to write dark, emotional stories with alpha heroes who’ve just got the world to their liking only to have it blown wide apart by their kick-ass heroines.

She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr Jax, two kids, two cats and some guppies (possibly dead guppies by the time you read this). When she’s not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband.

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