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Author Q&A ft PeggyJaeger | A SHOT AT LOVE | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Contemporary Romance

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for A SHOT AT LOVE by Peggy Jaeger, a Contemporary Romance available now from Ken...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for A SHOT AT LOVE by Peggy Jaeger, a Contemporary Romance available now from Kensington/Lyrical Shine.

Peggy will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post.

A Shot At Love
by Peggy Jaeger


GENRE:   Contemporary Romance



Nothing’s impossible when love is on the menu. In Peggy Jaeger’s luscious series, the only thing more tempting than a delicious meal is a truly delectable romance . . .
Look for exclusive recipes in each book!

Photographer Gemma Laine is looking for arresting faces on the streets of Manhattan when her camera captures something shocking—a triple murder. In that moment, she becomes a target for the mob—and a top priority for a very determined, breathtakingly handsome, FBI special agent. With deadlines to meet and photo shoots on her calendar, Gemma chafes at the idea of protection, but every moment she spends under his watchful eye is a temptation to lose herself in his muscular arms . . .

With two of his men and one crucial witness dead, Special Agent Kyros Pappandreos can’t afford to be distracted. But Gemma is dazzling—and her connection to Kandy Laine’s high-profile cooking empire makes her an especially easy mark for some very bad people. Keeping her safe is much more pleasure than business, but as the heat between them starts to sizzle, Ky is set to investigate whether they have a shot at love . . .



How did you come up with the title of your book or series?
I wanted to write about a successful female chef who’s also business savvy and a television star. Kandy Laine’s name came to me one day when I was making dinner. I remember thinking about the meal I was putting together and how much my husband always appreciated a hot, home cooked dinner when he got home from work. I thought to myself that I loved cooking for him, and just like that, WILL COOK FOR LOVE ( the title of the series) popped into my head.

Where did your love of reading/storytelling/writing/etc. come from?
I was a latch key kid from the time I was eight. Half way between my school and my apartment was the Public Library. So, everyday after school, instead of walking home to an empty apartment and staying alone until my parents came home after 730, I’d go to the library for a few hours. The lovely librarians all got to know me well and were always suggesting books for me to read. They introduced me to Austen, Dickens, King. I simply loved reading everything they recommended. By the time I was 11, I’d started winning some awards and contests in school writing contests. When my librarian mamas heard about these, they started fostering my writing skills by helping me find books that dealt with story crafting. From those books, and with the librarians pushing me along, I learned a great deal about effective story telling.

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I don’t know if it’s unique or not, but I am a master decoupage-er. I’ve restored and decoupaged a number of steamer trunks that I’ve given away as gifts to people. I learned how to do it when I was in high school and I’ve simply loved it ever since.

What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?
The number of stomachs a cow has. Truly! I needed to  know for my book 2 in the MacQuire Women, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. The story centers around a Veterinarian whose patients are all large farm animals.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
These are my Amazon and Goodreads pages that list all my books currently available:

What can we expect from you in the future? What are you working on now?
Book 3 of WILL COOK FOR LOVE,  CAN’T STAND THE HEAT, is due for release on 4.3.18. I’m currently in galley edits for that one. Here’s the blurb:

In Peggy Jaeger’s delectable series, delicious food is just an appetizer for life’s main course: the kind of love that feeds your soul.

With three successful TV series under her belt, including her cousin Kandy’s, executive producer Stacy Peters is ready to helm her own show. But to make that happen, she has to do her network boss one favor first—spend two months on a ranch in Montana wrangling the notoriously difficult director of Beef Battles. Apparently, he eats producers for breakfast. Yet all Stacy can think when she meets the lean, rugged man is how hungry he makes her . . .

Dominic Stamp—Nikko to his very few friends—has had enough interference from TV newbies. And when Stacy climbs out of the car in Montana, he’s not convinced she’s even old enough to drive, much less produce his show. But he can’t deny that the long-legged blonde with the stubborn will and the dazzling smile whets his appetite. And as Stacy proves her talent with the crew and the budget alike, Nikko vows to prove to her that love is on the menu for both of them . . .

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
You mean other than buy copies for themselves and all their friends? Hee Hee!
Seriously, the best thing you can do for a writer ( aside from purchase their work) is to tell your friends and if you can, write a simple review for Amazon or Goodreads or Barnes and Noble. Amazon has a rule that if a book gets 25 or more good reviews, they will promote it. Do you know how HUGE it is to an author to have Amazon promote their book? And for free?? My goodness, it’s like finding the Holy Grail. I read a great deal and I always write a favorable review if I liked the book. If I didn’t, I don’t write a review or even rate it. It doesn’t mean there was anything wrong with the book – it just didn’t resonate with me. But as an author myself, I know what bad reviews can do to a writer, so I won’t indulge in that kind of negativity. Word of mouth and written reviews are the best ways to promote an author you like.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
For readers, I’d just like to say THANK YOU! Without you, people like me wouldn’t be relevant. To writers, the best advice I can ever give is to write the story of your heart and make it the best story you’ve ever written. Every time.

Is there anything else you’d like to say? Thank you so much for hosting me today! Your questions were marvy and thought provoking!


“How many do I have to hit for you to be satisfied?”
Ky looked over to where she stood to the side of the garage, the Glock in her hand, its barrel aimed at the ground. He’d watched her load the clip, then weigh and balance the gun in her hand like she did it every day of her life.
“All of them. You might never get a second chance if a first bullet misses an attacker, so yes. All of them.”

She moved to the line in the grass he’d drawn for her to shoot from, mumbling something he couldn’t hear, but guessing it wasn’t something complementary.

“Ready?” he asked.

“Yup. Any particular order you want me to hit them in?”

He had to bite back the grin threatening to fly free at her snooty, disgruntled tone.

“Your call.”

Gemma nodded and took a stance. She flexed her shoulders and neck, the motion so subtly erotic, it made his pulse quicken, and she shifted her weight. From his viewing position behind her, he appreciated just how tall and lean she was. Narrow shoulders were relaxed and tapered down into a waist no bigger than a hand span. How many times in the past few days had he thought what it would be like to slip his own hands around that tiny area and pull her in close? Too many for prudence, that was for sure.
The first bottle, the one he’d put the farthest from them, shattered into a thousand fragments. Before he could take a full breath, she’d hit the next two.

The final three closer ones she dispatched with equal ease.

When she turned to him and asked, “Satisfied?” in a tone filled with condescension, Ky had to physically restrain himself from running to her, lifting her up in his arms, and kissing the gorgeous smirk off her mouth.
Because he’d discovered how much he liked sparring with her—go figure that out—he pursed his lips and nodded. “Not bad.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children's book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master's degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer's Disease during her time running an Alzheimer's in-patient care unit during the 1990s.
In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.

In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader's Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and is a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

Amazon Author page:




Peggy Jaeger will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

    1. James, thanks for being such a loyal tour follower and good luck with the giveaway.

  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and interview; congrats on the tour and I hope it is fun for you :)

    1. Lisa, thanks for being such a loyal tour follower and good luck with the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by today.

  3. I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

    1. Nikolina, thanks for being such a loyal tour follower and thanks for stopping by today.

  4. Thanks for hosting me today and introducing Gemma and Ky to your readers!

  5. I enjoyed reading the interview and excerpt today.

  6. Excellent interview! Enjoyed reading A Shot at Love.

  7. Great interview! As a former school librarian, I have to say that you were the kind of library patron we all dreamed of having! They would be thrilled to bits to know that a child, whose interest in reading and writing they fostered, had become a successful, published author!! It's often a thankless job, but this kind of thing is the Holy Grail for librarians. : )
    Also...can't wait for book 3 in the Will Cook for Love series!

    1. DOnna, I can truthfully say that if it weren't for my library mamas, I may have gone over to the dark side as a kid with too much time on her hands and bad home life!!! i thank them every day and remember them in my prayers at night!


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