TQ: Hi Everyone! Today I’d like to welcome Jack Girard to the virtual Hottie Seat (I will try to be on my best behavior). For viewers with less than ideal reception, this military man's got broad shoulders, sun-streaked hair that’s just a little too long, a bright white smile, and slightly crooked eye tooth. His cocky attitude is pulled off with assistance from arctic blue eyes flecked with green.
Jack: Pleasure to be here ma’am.
*He casually lowers his powerful body into the overstuffed red chair and props his ankle on a knee.*
TQ: Oh... sorry... my attention wondered for a moment there. Would you mind if I get a few of the commercials out of the way?
TQ: Ahem... For those who have been following our Hottie Hunt, you know all of this already. For my friends and new followers who are just tuning in, here are all the holiday treats you can get just by commenting on this post.
STOP GIVEAWAY: I’m giving away an electronic copy of my own romantic suspense, More Than Strangers (the hero of which is also former military, so it should tide you over until KaLyn's book hits the shelves). To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment here, working in the name of the gorgeous hunk I’m interviewing.
Oh, and here's an Easter egg: The hero of one of my paranormal romances is also named Jack. Mention this title in your comment (along with your email address), and I'll send you More Than Stranger right now (well, whenever I get your comment, that is). You won't even need to wait until the hop is over. Consider it my pre-Christmas treat.
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With the admin stuff out of the way, let me scoot a little bit closer, and turn my complete, undivided attention to this modern day Adonis (aka Jack).
TQ: Let’s start with an easy question, you walk into a bar, what drink do you order?
Jack: Beer, draught.
TQ: Tell me, what do you think surprises readers most about you?
Jack: Most people look at me and see the former Navy SEAL. Yeah, I’ve done things in real life that most men only do in a video game. I have a drawer full of medals for missions that I can never talk about. But I’m just a man, albeit highly trained. I want the same things in life as other men, a job that’s fun and interesting, and a good wife and children to come home to.
TQ: After all the women you’ve had in your bed, why the demure anthropologist Jillian?
Jack: She’s beautiful. Inside and out. She always put Addison, her two-year-old daughter, first in her life. Jillian is strong, but she doesn’t know it. Before her, those other women, it was just sex. Jillian taught me about love.
TQ: And where is your favorite place to…umm... love… her?
Jack: *Grins* A flat surface.
TQ: Do you consider yourself your author’s muse or bane of her existence?
Jack: Muse. Definitely. KaLyn Cooper grew up in a house filled with testosterone, an Alpha father and four Alpha brothers. Then she married Macho Marine. She knows men. It’s women who confound her most often. She only writes strong women because that’s all she knows.
TQ: Have we seen the last of you, Jack?
Jack: Certainly not. KaLyn Cooper has a novella coming out in January and a couple more books next year as part of her “In Cancun” series.
TQ: Thank you Jack for joining us today!
It’s always interesting to put a hero in the Hottie Seat. Unfortunately, Jack Girard has got to run. If you’re curious, Karl, the Air Force Major from my upcoming release A Christmas Together, is being interviewed by Jack's author. There’s an ebook AND A DIAMOND RING you can win there (KaLyn's a high-roller).
Thanks again for stopping by! You should now have the necessary information to claim two of the entry options below (one for identifying Hottie #4, and 1 for commenting). Now go forth and continue your Hottie Hunt, and don't forget to enter our $100 Hottie Hunt Holiday Bonanza (you get 1 free entry just by clicking)!
A bit more information about the book and author.
A Christmas in Cancun
by KaLyn Cooper
A sexy, former SEAL and beautiful Mayan anthropologist find more than they bargain for when they team up to complete a decades old family treasure hunt in Cancun. From crystal clear waters to hot, steamy nights, they must work together to escape the danger waiting for them on the Riviera Maya. KaLyn Cooper has penned an exciting, spicy tale of love in the first book of her new, contemporary series, In Cancun. Curl up in your favorite chair and escape to the beautiful Caribbean with Christmas In Cancun.
Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research. His need to complete the family mission is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.
Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life, although, after mourning for two years, she’s ready for one in her bed.
An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.
During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure is family?
About KaLyn Cooper
KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense. Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She, her husband, and bird dog live in Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or on the river.