Jacquie Biggar (Author Interview)
May 26, 2016
Please tell us a little about yourself, the romance subgenre(s) in which you write, and your newest book.
I write Romantic Suspense with tough, alpha males who know what they want, until they’re gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them that what they really need is love. I’ve been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoy writing romance novels that end with happy-ever-afters. Summer Lovin’ is the fifth in my Wounded Hearts series. It’s the story of mis-matched lovers who take awhile to get it right.
What inspired you to write romance fiction?
I’ve always loved romance. It’s an escape from the stress everyday life can sometimes give us.
Some people love them, some hate them. What’s your stance on alpha heroes?
I’m all for a guy who can lead with his strengths and love with his heart. 🙂
Tell us about your favorite hero from one of your stories. What do you love about him?
One of my favorites is Jared from The Rebel’s Redemption. He’s sarcastic, troubled, and a gambler, but he’s also loyal, funny, and smart. My kind of guy.
What stories do you have in the works right now?
I just finished my first paranormal, entitled The Guardian, about two best friends who end up in a car accident and only one lives. The other, becomes an angel who seeks restitution for his mistakes. I’m also working on a contemporary Christmas novella centered around a single mother with a type 1 diabetic daughter. This is near and dear to me, as my grandson was recently diagnosed with the disease at seven years old.
Jacquie writes Romantic Suspense with tough, alpha males who know what they want, until they’re gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them that what they really need is love.
She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happy-ever-afters.
Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can’t function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. 🙂
Becky runs into her high school crush, Mitch Taylor on a trip to Vegas for a teachers’ convention. A night of drinking and love-making together culminates in a hasty ceremony performed by the king of rock ‘n’ roll.
Shocked by what she’s done, Rebecca runs home and successfully shoves the whole experience under the carpet. Then Mitch re-enters her life and nothing will ever be the same.[clear]
Mitch’s gaze zeroed in on her lips and darkened. “You and me—later. I’m tired of waiting. It’s time we settled our past so we can move forward with our lives.” He leaned in and gave her a quick, hard kiss, their breath co-mingling and tasting of the coffee he’d stopped and bought for her.
Rebecca sighed and gave herself up to the moment, though in the back of her mind his words nipped and stung, warning her that it was going to hurt when he left. How did this happen? When did Mitch Taylor become necessary to her happiness?
God. She was in love with him.
Her mouth slackened. Mitch sat back and looked at her quizzically for a moment, then he turned away to help young Jasper, and she tried to pay attention, she really did. But, all the time he was asking Tommy what happened, and running gentle fingers over the injury, and she was smiling and murmuring reassurance, her heart was breaking into a million tiny pieces.