Today we are welcoming Jennifer Shirk, she is the author of Sunny Days for Sam, a sweet contemporary romance being released by Avalon Books on April 16, 2012. The tour is hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions and will run April 2 - 13, 2012. Here is a link to all the stops on the tour. See below for the Giveaway information.
Living Vicariously through your Characters
Hi, all! Jennifer here!
One of the great things about being a writer or even a reader is that you get to have things your character has without lifting a finger or spending any money. Pretty cool, huh? And economical. J
I confess I want something pretty badly now. I must want it, because I’ve given it to each of my characters in the last two books I’ve written. What is it? It’s a …
Yeah, I confess I really want a dog. Not just any dog either, but a BIG dog. In the manuscript I’ve just finished I gave my character a German Shepherd (Deuce), and in my recent romance, Sunny Days for Sam, I gave my heroine the sweetest, biggest Golden Retriever that ever lived. Her name is Oats, and I am so in love with her.
Now, you’re probably thinking, “Good grief, woman, go out and get a dog already!”
You’re right! And I would except…I have terrible allergies. Awful, in fact. There are only so many breeds a woman in my condition can own, and the family isn’t too pleased with those choices. So in the meantime, we own four hermit crabs. Yeah. Not the cuddliest of pets, which is probably why I’m so desperate to write a more fun pet into my stories. In my books I can enjoy my dogs all I want without any sneezing.
And bonus, there’s no pooper-scooper duty!
Big thanks to Forever Book Lover for having me today! I hope you all get to meet Oats in my new release Sunny Days for Sam and come to love her as much as I do!
Sunnyva “Sunny” Fletcher is a firm believer in fairy tales. With the recent debt she’s acquired, the hope of something magical happening in her life is the only thing keeping her going. She needs a job fast. So when Sunny learns the sexy new vacationer in town is looking for a nanny, she starts to believe she just may have a fairy godmother after all!
Internet guru Sam Calloway is only in town for the summer and needs a nanny for his two small children. However, the beautiful and inexperienced Sunny is not exactly the kind of caregiver Sam has in mind. It doesn’t take long for Sunny’s tenderhearted and bubble-blowing ways to soon have the children—and Sam—enamored with her. She’s a dream come true. But after what Sam’s been through, he’s stopped believing in fairy tales long ago.
Sunny manages to work her way into Sam’s closed-off heart, but at the end of the summer, will the workaholic dad go back to his life in New York City, or will he decide his days are much sunnier here with Sunny?
Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.
She writes sweet romantic comedies and won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her book, The Role of a Lifetime.
She's also a board member for Straight Ahead Ministries, an organization involved in helping spread the gospel and aiding medical and pharmacy students in Russia. She resides in a beach resort in NJ, and when she's not involved in all the above, she's taking care of her most treasured possessions: her husband, daughter, and four hermit crabs. Website Blog
Sunny Days for Sam" (US/Canada only -- an eBook copy of "Role of a Lifetime" will be substituted as prizes for any international winners) to two randomly drawn commenters.